Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"It's Your Day" Easel Card with Pocket

I told you yesterday that we will be having a Blog Hop on Friday to celebrate the release of Moxxie's new paper line, Very Merry Unbirthday!    I'll be sharing projects for the rest of the week to get you in the mood!

This easel card is really fast and easy. 

I used pieces from the Unbirthday Element Stickers and Unbirthday Border Stickers as well as the banner from the Very Merry Unbirthday Die Cuts.

Here's a peek inside the card, where I turned the decorative element along the bottom into a little pocket.  I  just added a couple of layers of cardstock along the edges before I glued it down with The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.

There is plenty of room to add a personal note before you tuck a gift card or some tickets inside to help with the celebration!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another birthday card using this awesome collection!
Oh!  And did I mention a Blog Hop on Friday...and Prizes?! 

- Susie  ;)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mini-Golf with Moxxie!

These photos have been sitting in my album for the longest time. I couldn't quite figure out how I wanted to scrap them...until I saw Moxxie's Hole in One line!  It might seem like it is way too mature/masculine for a mini-golf layout, but I think they work perfectly!

I used the Hole In One Punchouts to make the little flag.  My layouts always need to hold multiple photos because I take so many!  The easiest way for me to do that is to turn some of them into wallets. I still need to hand write my journaling down the right side next to the vintage golfer, but I need to consult with my husband as his memory is usually way better than mine!

Thanks for stopping by on Moxxie Monday, and be sure to come back every day this week as I will be sharing a project a day leading up to Moxxie's very first Blog Hop this Friday!  The Moxxie Muses have some great projects to share using one of the newest releases, Very Merry Unbirthday 
And did I mention there will be prizes?

- Susie

Friday, July 27, 2012

You're a Star Pennant

I've been playing with my Nested Lacey Pennants from Spellbinders again and this one may be my favorite so far!

The details are simple.  The base is canvas, or muslin with a coat of gesso.  While the pennant was still in the die, I sprayed it with Twilight Glimmer Mist.  I always love the moment when I take the pennant out of the die because I still have that nice crisp white edge!

Confession time: The first time I stamped the face image I didn't like the way it turned out.  So I just re-created the pennant, re-stamped the image while it was still in the die and cut it out. I used The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to adhere it over the original image.  It worked like a charm and it gave me a little dimension and the perfect place for my Yellow Star Trinket Pin from Maya Road!

I used a stencil from Crafter's Workshop to add the words and the stars in yellow.  This was my first experience playing with PanPastels, and I have to say it was easy and fun.  I am looking forward to trying some blending!

A couple of Tim Holtz star stamps in Azure Stazon to balance the image, a mini brad from Recollections and I call it done!  I am not sure how I am going to use this pennant.  I was thinking about sewing it onto a pillow, but I think it may be just as happy hanging in my craft area!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you found some inspiration!  Susie

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fishing at Uncle Joe's

Moxxie's Fish Story line makes it so easy to pull together a layout - the papers and embellishments are perfect.  I especially love the Flip Flopping and the Lure Me In papers!  The picture of my kids fishing with my brother Joe is one of my favorites - it brings back some very happy memories.

Did you notice the **Bling**  flourish from Want2Scrap?
I think it looks like the fish splashing - what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by on Moxxie Monday!  Susie  :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

"Explore"-ing Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants

Last Friday I shared a canvas "tag" I made using Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants, which I used to decorate a potted plant I was gifting to a friend.  Here's another one I made and turned into a little bit of inspirational home decor!

Here's a closer look:
The base is canvas, actually muslin with a coat of gesso.  While it was still in the die, I sprayed it with Lucky Shamrock Green from Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays.  I love using Spellbinders dies as a mask!  The next step was to stamp the background with the Birds 'n' Trees stamp from Sizzix, using Peeled Paint Distress Ink from Ranger.  The figures and the postage stamp frame were stamped with Gathered Twigs from Rangerand then heat embossed. The metal "Explore" piece is from Karen Foster Designs and was attached with Peapod baker's twine from The Twinery.  The postage stamp came off a Christmas card and the beads were in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you comeback next Friday to see another installment of my Lacey Pennant tags!

Susie :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fishing with Daddy

Moxxie has a great fishing-themed line, Fish Stories.  I love the embellishments so much that I created this layout using just the Punchouts and Element Sticker:
The base of the layout is brown Core'dinations and was the perfect backdrop for the cluster of framed photos.  Moxxie makes the cardstock picture frames double sided, so the hardest part was choosing which side of each frame to use!
In the upper right you will see a collection of stickers and cardstock punchouts with a fishing lure theme.  The punchout elements were "popped up" - gotta love dimension!
 I am a big fan of hidden journaling, so I tucked a tag behind a photo...after I attached another of the cardstock punchouts - a large fly! 

The balance of the layout was not quite right so I decided I needed to add one final flourish - literally!  

Who says that masculine layouts can't have bling?!?  This brown flourish is from Want2Scrap and it is the perfect finishing detail!

I hope you found some inspiration with me here on Moxxie Monday!  Susie  :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

My Kind of Tag!

I love just being able to play and to create for no reason but for the joy of it! My inky girlfriends were playing with their tags and art journals when I decided to create my own kind of tag using Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants.
The base is canvas - actually muslin with a coat of gesso. I used a combination of Glimmer Mist and Ranger Distress Inks to create the background and to stamp & color the flower and the sentiment.  A couple of charms finished it off perfectly!
I used the tag to decorate a plant I am gifting to a good friend - beautiful and useful!

I will warn you now that I found this a little addictive. I have more to share so be sure to check back!  I think I will make Friday my Flag Day!

Thanks for stopping by!   Susie

Monday, July 9, 2012

Life is Better in Flip Flops!

I wanted to send an "Enjoy Your Summer" kind of greeting to a friend and Moxxie's At The Beach papers were perfect for creating this card!

I started with an A7 card base in gray, which gave me a 5"x7" card front.
I used a 4-3/4" wide by 4-1/4" tall block of Surf's Up, using the portion with those fabulous seagulls!  Underneath I added a block of Board Shorts plaid that is about 2-1/2" tall...there was a little overlap of these pieces.

Next I added this frame from the Beach Double-Sided Diecuts.
 NOTE: Do not put adhesive across the top or the tag will not slide into place!

This vintage beach wagon oval also pops out of the diecut sheet.
 NOTE:  Again, just put adhesive on the right and left sides of the oval...not on the top or bottom.

I cut this tag out of Beachwear and added the sentiment from the Element Sticker Sheet and some bakers twine. 
This slips behind the die cut elements you have already adhered to the front.

And don't forget the inside!
Thanks for joining me on Moxxie  Monday - I hope you found some inspiration!    Susie  :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Forever Family - from Moxxie

Moxxie's final Sneak Peek is a family themed paper line:
Sneak Peek Forever Family

Look at that wonderful color palette!  I see heritage layouts in my head!

Head on over to the Moxxie blog to checkout the details!