Hi All! Hopefully you're enjoying this beautiful spring weather we're having. When it's not windy, I love to take my scrappy materials outside, breathe in the fresh air, and really see how my scrappy bling sparkles in the sunlight. Anyone with me? Anyone? LOL
Today, as promised, I'm sharing another section from my greeting card envelope album. This section highlights all the work, and fun, my Phi Theta Kappa alumni association accomplished at a recent student leadership event.
As you can see, I used Moxxie's Winterland collection as the base for this section. Even though the event was held in October, ice skating and Frozen were running themes throughout the weekend so I wanted to capture that with my materials. However, I also worked in elements from Moxxie's new Volleyball line to highlight some of the key moments of our "down" time.
For my journaling, I wrote out a card and placed a picture on the back of it. Then I attached a vellum pocket to the page and placed the journal card inside. This way, when somebody pulls the card out, they can still see the skates behind the envelope.
I tried to keep the back side of the insert as simple as possible because the front already has a ton of layers. One thing about this type of mini album is that it bulks up fast! Or, it may just be that I have a secret obsession with foam tape - that isn't too much of a secret, though.
Again, I opted to stay with Moxxie's Winterland collection, using the a-side of Frozen. I used a strip of washi tape to give some foundation for the Moxxie Grey alpha stickers to create my title. I can honestly say that I LOVE the Moxxie Grey alpha stickers. They just seem to match everything.
Alright, scrappy friends! I hope you like this section of my album and get inspired to make your own. It's a great project and so easy to fill!!
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!
When she was in high school my niece played volleyball. This page shows Karen after a game, smiling and happy because her team won.
I used Moxxie's new Volleyball line for this page. I began with the Ace Serve paper for the background and layered it to a piece of black cardstock. Next, I cut a photo mat from the Volleyball Rules paper. Then I punched the volleyball from the Volleyball Cutouts paper. A scallop circle was punched from the B side of Ace Serve. They were layered behind the photo. A small white doily was then added behind the photo mat.
The latest Volleyball linefrom Moxxie is just amazing!!! The only problem... I don't have any volleyball pictures... booo!!! But that was not going to stop me from using this line. So I decided to make a fun non sporty card with it.
I came up with this card, that could be used for almost any occasion:
I used several of the B sides of the line, and just loved the flames from the Volleyball Cut outs paper, and just trimmed off the actual volleyball.
And then just topped off the card with a bit of twine and enamels:
How fun is that??? You have a card perfect for anyone- boy or girl!!!
Thanks sooo much for stopping by today, and remember, the sports lines can be used for anything!!!
I've made a layout for my one and a half year old dog Baby Puppy Spike, using papers from Moxxie. Moxxie has tons of paper lines, including 7 new ones. I am using paper from 2 of the new lines, Volleyball and Brainiac.
When I got the Volleyball line and saw the "Spike It" paper, what else could I do? I cut the paper smaller and distressed the edges. I used a coordinating paper to put behind, "Volleyball Rules", and distressed it. Don't you LOVE the colors? I used paint and spray inks on the papers. I also used a green piece of Moxxie diecut paper on the side. It was distressed and inked too.
The bone paper clip on the top pulls out a journaling tag from the "Volleyball Cut Outs" paper. I just wrote how Spike is so silly and it looks like he is smiling for the picture!
Close up of some of the details. I outlined the word Spike with white marker, stamped on the diecut paper, added washi tape and a wood element.
The grid paper is "Mathlete" and the coark board paper is the reverse of the "Brainiac Cut Outs" paper, both from the Brainiac line. Love the patterns and the appearance of texture from the cork.
My son is always saying Spike has "Swag", so this stamp came in handy! I also stamped a frame at the bottom of the page.
Thanks for looking! I hope you create something AWESOME today!!
MOXXIE just put out a bunch of new lines. They always have some great sports lines. I showed off the Football line last week. Well they have this fun, playful Volleyball line. I don't have any Volleyball pictures....but that did not hold me back.
Here's what I started with - Volleyball by Moxxie
And here is what I did with it. The rainbow paper just sings joy so I had to use that all. Then the fun yellow and grays in varying shades add to the page.
Admittedly, I wanted to get funky with techniques before I started so I inked on the arrows from a mask. Then I spread Modeling Paste over a template of circles. Once dry, I misted that with yellow. I think the yellow circles mimic balls to me and are a nod to the line being a sports line even though I used a playground pic of my son. I must admit, I sloshed glue all over the page while trying to glue down the twine, but you know what? I'm okay with that. Scrapping isn't about perfection. For me its about the memories and the process of creating.
I had fun with this line and I think the page reflects that. ~Amy
We are so excited to show off these awesome new lines!
Throughout the hop you will see a little bit of each of the 7 new lines. Check them all out and come back here to tell us which ones are your favorites. (There's a PRIZE involved!) All the info on the prize is at the bottom of this post, so read on and enjoy!
Today we have a special Guest Blogger: Peggy Stolley!
Hello all! I hope you’re enjoying the blog hop with all the cool stuff the Muses have made to share with you. This month, they invited little ol’ me to join in the fun. (And it WAS fun!)
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Peggy Stolley, and I have been involved with Moxxie for several years, in one capacity or another. I am currently working as a consultant with them, but I’ve also been given the title of Head Muse Cheerleader! My role is to motivate and celebrate all that the Muses do. It is a very fun job, and I get to see lots of inspiration on a daily basis.
I decided to do a “retro” layout using the new Grid Iron collection. Moxxie always does such awesome sports collections, and this football one is no exception! Since I have the role of “head cheerleader,” I dug up some photos from my high school days as a…you guessed it…cheerleader. Seemed fitting!
Here’s the layout I created:
I used several different sides and patterns from the collection, chopping and snipping to get the look I wanted. I also thought I should accent the layout with my Alma mater’s school colors, black and gold. I added a Bazzill “Just the Edge” to create the black pennant banner, black and white paper twine for texture, and then I dug into the stickers. The sticker die is superb! Lots of easy shapes that can be sanded, layered, and used to create lots of good visuals. Finally, I added the “SPIRIT!” word with Moxxie’s new alphabet stickers. I LOVE these! There are TONS of letters, both upper and lower case, and the size is perfect for smaller titles and labeling. I think the final product is cute, and it does the photos justice.
Thanks for playing along with the hop. I hope you enjoyed our projects! Peggy
You might be wondering what your prize will be? Well, the winner will get to pick ONE of these awesome new lines for their very own! Yep, if you win you get to pick one of the awesome 7 lines that you will see along our hop. All you have to do to be entered to WIN is leave a comment here on the Moxxie blog. (International players are more than welcome to play but you will be responsible for shipping should you win.) Winner will be announced one week from today on the 22nd.
Extra chances to win:
- Visit each designers blog and leave a comment. The more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN! - Go to the Moxxie facebook page and share the post about this hop for another chance to WIN! (if you're not already, you will need to be a follower of our page to do this) Come back to the Moxxie blog and leave another comment letting us know you did this. - Go ahead and Pin It! If you do, leave a comment on the Moxxie blog with a link letting us know that you Pinned!
Don't forget to come back and leave a comment. Here's a sneak at what you'll see along the way: