Hi everyone! Renee from Scrap Owl is back with you today to share a page from a mini album I've put together for my Phi Theta Kappa alumni association.
Late last year we went bowling as part of a state-wide fellowship event. Different groups from all over the state went bowling at different locations and shared their experiences on social media. While it isn't as great as seeing everyone in person, it was nice to see how everyone was enjoying the same activity at the same time. All the while I kept thinking, "Moxxie's Bowler Up is going to be perfect to scrap these pictures!" What can I say? I'm a scrapaholic!
I've constructed the foundation of the album using large greeting card envelopes. I've pulled off the flaps and bound them together using my Cinch. Now, each two page "layout" also has a pocket for an additional page. It's a great way to scrap a lot of memories in a small space.
I used Moxxie's Let's Bowl as the base for the two page spread and then accented it with Moxxie's Strike b-side. All the embellishments are from Moxxie's Bowler Up Element Sticker set. I also used the b-side of the "Let's Bowl" for my journaling.
As for the insert, I used the a-side and b-side of Moxxie's Fine Fashion to show off our after hours fun and our beautiful shoes! Again, I also used Moxxie's Bowler Up Element Sticker set to embellish the page. Here's a secret - see that "Rented Shoes" sticker? It's actually much bigger than that. I cut out the words from the sticker and used them on one side of the insert and then used the shoes and swirls as a border for a picture on the other side of the insert! #stretchingyourstash
I can't wait to show you what other Moxxie Madness I've added to this book. It's been so much fun completely making an album like this and Moxxie's themed papers have made it super simple. Stay tuned!
Today's sketch challenge brings you these fun Flip Book covers from Muse Renee Robbins
You can see on this first one she stuck closer to the sketch design then she did on this 2nd one.
But I really like how she used the sequins in place of the banners on this one. Renee used large 3D Zots to pop up the title stickers so the recipients can slide their pictures in behind it. Magical Moments was the perfect line for these cute flip books.
Amelia enjoyed the sketch so much she used it a 2nd time with the wonderful Winterland line. I love all of the snowflakes she punched out of the vellum and let them do twice the work for her by adding them along the top of the pages also.
Now lets see what you come up with using this sketch. Follow this link Here and link to WIN!
We have 2 more projects for you, but they will wait until Monday. Because tomorrow we have something special for you. Our New Winter release Blog Hop!!
It's neutral enough to go with any team colors, but vibrant enough to feel modern and different than every other volleyball paper. When I got my hands on Volleyball, the first thing I did was ask my niece for some of her volleyball photos. When I got them, I knew a single layout or two just wouldn't do her pictures justice, so I decided to make volleyball accordion album.
I love accordion albums, because you can make them just about any size you want. This album (folded up) is 4" x 5".
I also love them because you have so much space to work with.
Since this is for my niece, I left the journaling space blank so she can write whatever she wants there.
I also love that you can set accordion albums out to be displayed or folded up like a book.
Now all I need to do is pass this off to my niece so she can enjoy it!
Wow! Is it me or is summer going WAY too fast?? Hopefully your days have been filled with all kinds of fun activities and hopefully, you have some photos that you want to show off? So, make a fun "one sheet wonder" brag book.
My very generous friend spends any free time at the ball park watching her nephew play baseball and as a wonderful surprise to the team (really, its for the parents) she made an awesome mini album of each individual player! We are talking at least 15 mini albums!! Oh my. But it gave me the idea of a smaller version...brag book.
My brag book is one sheet of cardstock folded to house three pockets to keep photos... (or trading cards).
I used leftover At the Ballpark paper and thought that any "theme" would be cute.
I love to embellish but decided that to carry this around it would have to have flat embellishments. So I chose stickers. Rub ons would look good too.
Lots of pockets for lots of photos!
Just a quick and easy brag book so you can still enjoy the rest of summer!
Hi all, happy day!! jen t. here. I am stopping by today to share a fun mini album i made. I call it a flip paper bag mini album because it is made from paper bags and then when you get to the middle you flip it to see the other half, one side baby boy and the other baby girl.(you know, kind of like those story books that are 2 in 1 ) So i used that idea to make this mini for my friend who is having twins- a boy and girl so she could either put her sonograms pics or new pics on the album and in the pockets. For the paper I used, the Wee Ones collection is perfect for this project.
To start for this album, i kept the paperbags the full size. I then cut and trimmed the patterned paper to size only folding one paper bag 3/4 of the way (to make my middle) so that all pages front of that folded one are girl and all pages after the folded one are boy. I then took diecuts, stickers and scraps of my patterned paper left to make a couple tags and make framed pages as for photos to be accented by them later. I then, hole punched two holes thru all the bags and threaded ribbon thru it to bind it together. I then, embellished with my enamel dots and a couple plastic rocking horses to add simple interest to the mini.
Font of girl cover
middle divider page
other side (boy cover)
Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!! Jen t.
Howdy there! It's Renee from Scrap Owl with today's Moxxie Muse project. Hope you like it!!
A friend of mine just had his first child and his WHOLE family is beyond thrilled! Facebook has been filled with photos of this newest little munchkin, and for good reason, he's adorable. But, what's the first thing this scrap addict thinks? "Whoa, you're going to need a brag book!"
I used the Moxxie Child's Play collection as the foundation for this little brag book and added in a few of the embellishments from the Moxxie Busy Boy collection. I also used the Top Dog Dies Signature Antique Die to cut the covers and pages of the album. To do the binding, I used my Zutter (I just love it!)
You Can't Rub It The Wrong Way
In addition to using my beloved foam tape to add dimension to some of the die cuts and stickers, I also used rub-ons to balance the book. The rub-ons create a professionally stamped look, without the mess of ink!
I had a horrible experience with rub-ons in the past, but Moxxie's rub-ons have been a pleasure to work with. They stick only when you rub them on the page and not when they simply touch the paper. This means NO EXTRA BITS from surrounding designs that brush up against your project. Using rub-ons has become quick and easy, and garner amazing results.
The Scrappy Wrap Up
I can't wait to get this little brag book in the mail and on its way to the new momma. The Moxxie Child's Play and Busy Boy collections are a perfect mix of primary colors for this fun loving family. I know putting the album together is just the half the fun and getting to see the photos inside makes it complete, but I had a blast mixing and matching between these two collections.
Stay Scrappy My Friends,
Do you make albums for others? What was your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and go ahead... brag a little!!
I have been a member of the Moxxie Design Team Team for the past 2 years and I have enjoyed every minute. The company is great, the products are fun and most importantly, I have been blessed to work with a group of very talented and generous designers who taught and inspired me every month. Today is my final post for Moxxie and I would like to share my favorite projects from each of my fellow Muses:
The first project I would like to share is by the talented Misty Rushlow. She used Moxxie's Road to Recovery collection to create this beautiful file folder mini-album and provided a step by step tutorial. I really think this is the perfect project for this collection. You can see her original post HERE.
When I think of Patti Hamil I think of lush, detailed, elegant layouts. My favorite happens to be the last project that Patti designed for Moxxie. She used the Fighting Back collection on this beautiful creation. You can see detail shots on her original post HERE.
I adore Rhonda Van Ginkel's special talent for creating the most amazing embellishment clusters! One of my favorite examples is this layout using Moxxie's vintage At The Ballpark Collection. You can see some detail shots at her original post HERE.
Moxxie Muse Mary Pat Siehl shared monthly creations based on her own sketches! She inspired me with this layout using the recently updated Soccer collection. You can see her original post HERE.
Cathy Harper knocked my socks off with this layout using the Reach for the Stars collection. It was never on the Moxxie blog,but it was shared on the Facebook page!
I love all of the layouts Rebecca Price submitted, but my absolute favorite was when she combined her mixed media stylin' with the grungy Basketball collection. Her original post takes you through the steps she took to alter the background paper!
Absolutely everything Dana Tatar creates is perfect down to the last detail...like the cool brads she used to embellish the tractor wheels on this layout using the new Down on the Farm collection. Her projects often include fussy cutting, florals and dimensional touches. You can see all the details on her original post HERE.
No other way to say it...Michelle James creates off-the-page projects that are off the hook! One of her recent projects, using the Easter-rific collection, makes me wish I was one of her peeps! You have to check out the original post for the details!
Last but not least is Moxxie Muse Ange Weisbeck. What I admire most is her ability to inject so much humor and personality into her layouts. She integrates a little bit of grunge and a lot of honesty and makes you feel like you want to know her family. She is amazing. This layout, using Happy Camper and Fish Stories, can be found on the Facebook page.
Finally, I will share one of my favorite layouts from my time with Moxxie, which happens to be one of the layouts I submitted with my original DT application! My boys were both wrestlers and I loved playing with both of Moxxie's themed collections: Wrestling and Born to Wrestle. You can see my orignial post HERE
Thank you so very much for the inspiration and friendship ladies!
Congratulations and good luck to the new team of Moxxie Muses! Enjoy the journey!
As always, I hope you find some time to play today! Susie