Monday, December 15, 2014

Moxxie, Make My Monday & Kreaxions - A Layout, A Card & A Mini Book

Today I want to share three of my recent design team projects. I hope you enjoy them!

First up is a scrapbook page made for Moxxie. I used the Winterland line on this layout. I love the soft blues, purples, pinks and touches of green in this Moxxie line! Full details on how I made this page are on the Moxxie blog today.

You can WIN this beautiful line HERE!

Next, the theme this week at Make My Monday is Nativity. I made a card, using Christmas paper and a sticker from my stash. Please join us by linking up a card, tag or other project you've made.

For the Just Imagine/Kreaxions design team I made a paperbag mini book. This is the cover. To see more of the book, visit the blog here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gecko Galz 9th tag of Christmas

Today I want to show you my Christmas Angel tag, made for the 24 Tags of Christmas at Gecko Galz. (If you didn't come here from the Gecko blog, full directions and supplies are there).

I am also linking this tag to the Unruly Paper Arts Christmas Link up Party.

Hope you enjoy both the Gecko Galz tags and the Link Up Party at Unruly!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Let it Snow, Angels & a Christmas dew drops winner!

Moxxie Holiday Blog Hop - check it out here.

The Let it Snow card above is one of my Gecko Galz cards for December. I love the vintage feel of this card! You can win a Gecko Galz image each day by going here and following the directions.

Supplies: Gecko Galz - Winter Wishes 2 (girl & skates background) and from my stash - snowflake punch, red Stickles, red rhinestone, cardstock, brown chalk ink

Directions: I used a green card base, sized 4.25" x 6.25". I layered on a red cardstock mat and the ice skates image which was sized in Photoshop to 3.75" x 5.75". The image was cut out and the edges were inked with brown chalk ink. I used red Stickles to highlight the berries and added a small white snowflake and a red rhinestone to the middle of the snowflake. The girl was sized in Photoshop to 3.5" tall, fussy cut, edges inked brown and pop dotted to the card.

Next up, my card for Make My Monday. Our theme this week is Angels. I used a Gecko Galz image on this card - available in the GG Etsy shop. I love Gecko Galz images - they print up beautifully!

For my angel card, I used a pink circle card base, white heart doily and We R Memory Keepers doily snowflake punch. The paper is from BoBunny's Woodland Winter collection.

We'd love for you to join us this week at Make My Monday!

The winner (from my blog) of The Robin's Nest Christmas dew drops is.... Julie Tucker-Wolek!! Congratulations, Julie!!! To see a list of all the winners, go to the Chattering Robins blog.

Have a great week everyone and Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Moxxie Holiday Challenge and Hop

Hello and welcome to the Moxxie Holiday Challenge and Hop!
Today our Muses have many eye-popping designs to inspire you. We also have a fun challenge and a Prize! So lets get right to it shall we?

Our theme this month is Holiday/Winter/Christmas
and the prize, you say? 
Oh just one of these amazing lines!

 For all your furry friend's fun, holiday antics!
This line is perfect for documenting all of that holiday fun, but it's not just for your pets. Check out the awesome projects our designers created with this line, pets or no this is perfect for the holidays!

But if you're not in the market for this fun holiday line you can opt for the gorgeous Winterland!

For my Christmas project, I've altered white wooden letters from the craft store, spelling out the word JOY. I used Moxxie's Happy Pawlidays line. I turned each letter over and traced around it on the opposite side of the paper that I wanted to show on the front. Then I cut around each paper letter and glued them to the wooden letters with a glue stick. I trimmed off any edges that needed it and added my stickers and embellishments.

The letter J was covered with the b side of the Pawliday Cutouts paper. I punched two scallops from the Merry Christmas paper - one scallop from each side. On top of those, I added the cat stickers from the Pawliday Cardstock sticker sheet. Finally, I tied a gold jingle bell with red and white twine around the letter.

The letter O has a picture of our chihuahua in the center. We got Chiquita 12 years ago, on Dec. 22. She was so tiny! There were no dog sweaters that would fit her - so we had to cut holes in one of my husband's socks for her to wear!

The O was covered with the b side of the Define Naughty paper. To finish it, I added the Happy Pawlidays banner sticker and red berry stickers from my stash.

I covered the Y with the b side of Santa's Little Helper paper. I fussy cut the white chihuahua from the Pawliday Cut Outs sheet and the Santa hat from the Santa's Little Helper paper. I layered a white snowflake doily, a green scalloped circle punched from Santa's Little Helper paper and the chihuahua in the Santa hat to the letter. Lastly, I tied a red ribbon around the top of the Y.

Details on how to win are below and here is our fantastic line-up of inspiration:

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please) 

Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your holiday project in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)
Commenting and Challenge end Dec 31st. 
Winner announced Fri. Jan 2nd.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Nutcracker Tag

Another week has flown by and we have a new challenge up at Make My Monday! This week, we'd like to see projects that use sprays or mists.

My project is a tag, sprayed with Heidi Swapp color shine sprays. After spraying the tag, I stamped the nutcracker with black Archival ink by Ranger. The stamp is a new one that I just bought. It's by Inkadinkado. I added the word tag to the bottom, ribbon at the top and snowflakes punched from white glitter cardstock by The Robin's Nest. The punch is by Recollections.

If you look closely at the nutcracker you will find many fun details. There is a ballerina in the hat, drum for his teeth and drumsticks for his eyes, candles on his arms, trees on his boots and more! (Hint: gingerbread men, trumpets, present, cardinals)

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy spraying!

Joys of Christmas Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Joys of Christmas Blog Hop!! The design team at Just Imagine Crafts has some wonderful Christmas projects to share with you. Please hop to each blog, comment and follow.

My first project is a cute snowman card! I used the Kreaxions snowflake punch to create the borders and the falling snowflakes. When I trimmed the bottom border to size, I was able to use the cut away strip for the top border. The snowflakes are from the punched border (back of the paper was white).

The Kreaxion punches are unique because you can add inserts and make different borders and corners. You can also use them with the star template to make lovely doilies. I did that for my second card. I traced around the star template (on the back of the paper), cut it out and then punched each point with the daisy punch.

Not only am I loving the Kreaxions punches, but also the cutting dies sold in the online store. I have used the dies and they cut very cleanly, even on intricate pieces.

Here is the blog hop list.

START: Just Imagine Crafts
Joan L.
Finish: Just Imagine Crafts

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the blog hop!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Robin's Nest Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to The Robin's Nest Christmas Blog Hop! The design team has created many beautiful projects for you to see as you visit each blog today.

Start at The Robin's Nest where the design team has linked their blogs. Make sure to stop by each of the blogs and leave a comment, follow each blog and follow the Robin's Nest blog. Robin's Nest is giving away a prize on each blog. It is a bottle of Christmas dew drops!

The Robin's Nest Christmas Collection is what I used to create my first project. It is a large tag, using Black and White Holly Glitter Cardstock, dew drops and a tree fussy cut from the Christmas Trees Glitter Cardstock. I used a #12 tag from Ranger with a piece of Robin's Nest ribbon tied at the top. A Kaisercraft deer, Tim Holtz star and punched glitter cardstock snowflakes finish the tag.

I also made a card to share today. I used papers, the snowman and glitter snowflakes from The Robin's Nest Winter Collection. I also used a punch from Kreaxions to make the opening on the card base and another of their punches to make the pretty leaves in the corners of the card.

To begin the snowman card, I used a white card base and cut the background from the Winter Snowflakes Cardstock. Next, I used Kreaxions punch #312 (along with positioning parts and template B) to make the opening. I tucked the glitter snowman behind the opening, leaving his hat on top. I outlined the hat with silver Stickles. Then I added two glitter snowflakes. The word Joy is from my stash. Finally, I used the leaves from Kreaxions punch #309 in the corners of the card and adhered mini dew drops to the centers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoy The Robin's Nest Christmas Blog Hop!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Colorado Skiing

Check out the Moxxie Card Blog Hop here.

Here is a new scrapbook page I did of my great-nephew, Rocco, skiing in Colorado. It's up on the Moxxie blog today. I used the new Winterland line - love the blues and purples in that collection! I also mixed in some red from Hit the Slopes.

For full directions and product information visit the Moxxie blog.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Make My Monday

Moxxie's Card Blog Hop is still going on! Check it out here.

Today I have three cards to share that I made for Make My Monday. The theme this week is Black, White and a Splash of Red. My card uses paper from Hot Cocoa by American Crafts on a black card base. The red poinsettia and word strip are from my stash.

My second card is from last week's challenge - glitter. I stamped the wreath (Hero Arts) onto white cardstock. I stamped it again onto the blue paper and fussy cut the bow. I used Stickles and rhinestones to decorate the wreath, using the circles that were on the stamp for size and placement. The gold doily, red card base and green Christmas paper are from my stash.

And finally, berries and foliage! I stamped the foliage and branches onto white tags. Then I added a few touches of Stickles to each stamped image. Next, I added a piece of green ribbon to the middle tag and white rhinestones to the end tags. I used a word sticker and then placed the completed red piece onto a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us at Make My Monday.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Moxxie Blog Hop - Cards

Welcome to the Moxxie Blog Hop! And of course there is a PRIZE involved!
None other than the amazing New Winterland!!!
This line has a fantastic color combo, fun patterns and cute embellishments for all of your wintertime activities!

I loved using this gorgeous new Moxxie Winterland line to create my three cards! The first one is a telescoping card. I cut the shapes for this card with my Big Shot and followed the tutorial here to construct it. I added cardstock stickers from Winterland and small blue brads to finish the card. The pictures below show the card closed and then opened.

My next card uses the snowman die cut from the Winterland line, along with three of the square snowflake die cuts. I used these as diamond shapes at the top of the card.

For my last card, I punched circles and scallops from the Winterland papers to make a snowlady. I added the die cut ticket "Snowflakes Falling" and twig arms cut from brown cardstock. Her eyes and mouth were punched with a 1/4" paper punch and I cut a triangle for her nose.

Details on how to WIN this line are below. This blog hop features cards made by the Moxxie design team. Please join us for lots of great card ideas!

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please) 
Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your card in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)
Commenting and Challenge end Nov 30th.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gecko Galz Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 3rd destination of the
Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop.
If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 21 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage images, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load.  The one here is
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz. This enters you in the contest. On November 3rd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the Gecko Galz site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Your Secret Word is:

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Christmas Visions”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

 Link To
Here are 5 Christmas projects I've made using images from the free collage sheet, "Christmas Visions".
First up is a card.

The second item is a tag.

My third project is a small cloth gift bag.

Next, I made another gift bag.

Finally, a decorative tray.

All of my projects use the Christmas Visions sheet plus other Gecko Galz papers and ephemera sheets.
I also used some items from my stash, such as the tinsel, bags, tray, etc.

If you missed checking out one of the blogs or want to go through them again here is the rotation.

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Make My Monday and Just Imagine reveals

How did it get to be Wednesday already? This week is flying by! My MMM post is 2 days late, but I guess it's better late than never at all! Our theme this week is Shabby Chic. I made this tag, using items from my stash. Join us at Make My Monday and enter to win.

The design team reveal for Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions punches is up on the blog today. The theme is fall and there are so many amazing projects by the team!! I made this pumpkin card using the Kreaxions circle cutter and oval template. The paper is Doodlebug's new Fall line.

Monday, October 20, 2014


You may win a great prize!! Check out the Moxxie blog hop here.

This week at Make My Monday we are asking you to link up your Halloween projects. I made this banner, using some older K&Co cutouts I had in my stash. I cut the banner pieces, added the Halloween figures and a letter on each piece to spell out the word BOO. I adhered the orange trim to the top of each banner piece. A tab of orange polka dotted ribbon and black polka dotted buttons wrapped around the ribbon and attached to the back of each banner piece. I strung the banner together with black ribbon.

Here is a close up of one banner piece.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Barrel Racing

Hi, it's Joan, and I'm here to share a scrapbook page about my daughter. She loved horses and was in a 4-H horse club for six years. She rode English and Western. We were at horse shows every week-end, all summer long. In this photo, she is barrel racing on her first horse, Paul.

For this page, I used three papers from Moxxie's new Grid Iron line, along with 100% Country from Western Round-up (the plaid paper). The large orange paper is from Autumn Glory. It's nice to mix and match papers from different lines and have them go together wonderfully!

I also used stickers from East meets West and the new white and brown alphabet stickers.

I distressed the two photo mats by running my fingernail along the side of each paper. I ripped some spots and then inked with dark brown ink. Finally, I added some blue twine and silver metal dots to the page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Moxxie and Let's Get Sketchy

Moxxie Halloween Blog Hop link - a chance to win a great prize!!!

That's right! Moxxie is sponsoring Let's Get Sketchy. Check out the Moxxie design team's layouts and cards made with this sketch from LGS.

You could win Moxxie's Zombie Attack line! Enter the challenge here and you may be the lucky winner!!

This is the card I made, based on the sketch, using Zombie Attack.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pink Lady and a Numbers tag

Halloween Moxxie blog hop going on now! Hop along and you may win a fabulous prize!!

Today I'm sharing two projects. The first is my pink lady collage that I made for the Just Imagine/Kreaxions dt. My pink lady is made from two character constructions stamps. I inked her shirt and cage skirt and added a bird and flowers from my stash. To really make this page pretty, I finished it with Kreaxions punches! I used punch #905 and the star template to make the pink doily that is behind her head. Then I used punch #923 with no inserts to make the border. I also cut the word dream and the cloud shape from the dream cloud style die. I am pleased with this collage and hope you like it too!

My next project is a tag I made for Make My Monday. The theme this week is Numbers. I sprayed my tag with Dylusions spray ink and then layered on the #2 tag from K& Co. The bird was added to a Martha Stewart doily, a gold brad added to the top and finally some Martha S. gold leaves. Play along with us this week at MMM!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Moxxie Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Moxxie Halloween Hop & Challenge!
We have a fantastic line-up this month!! You won't want to miss a single project.
And of course we have an awesome prize up for grabs!
Your choice of Zombie Attack! or Autumn Glory!

Aren't they gorgeous?
To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your Halloween project in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)

I'm glad you stopped by my blog today! I used Moxxie's new Zombie Attack! line to create these paper rosettes. I attached them to straws and put them in an orange bottle that I covered with the Zombie paper and the Got Flesh sticker. Wouldn't these be fun at a Halloween party? You could also use them to decorate cupcakes.

Here is a close up of the rosettes.

I used a Tim Holtz die to make my rosettes. However, if you don't have a die, here is a link to a you tube video tutorial on making paper rosettes using a strip of paper and a scoreboard.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the Moxxie blog hop!!

 Here's our fantastic line up:
Amy Allred
Renee Robbins
Wendi Robinson
Leslie Mitchell 
Samantha Taylor 
Jennifer Taylor
Amelia Harris
Joan Liddle
Daniella Hayes
Julie McGowan
Rebecca Price
Ange Weisbeck

Monday, October 6, 2014

Little Lamb card

The theme this week at Make My Monday is Babies/Children. I had this fuzzy lamb sticker in my stash for years! So I used it to make a clean and simple baby card. I also used a piece of BG polka dotted paper (June Bug I think), a white card base and a Jillibean Soup label. I hope you will join us at Make My Monday and submit your baby/children project.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall Day

I have a sneak peek today of a scrapbook page I made for The Robin's Nest. I used October's featured product: Fleur cardstock - which is fabulous! The full layout is on The Chattering Robins blog - I hope you will head over there and take a look!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Reader Art Quest

It's October!! Such a beautiful month here in Ohio - I love the changing leaves and the purples in the fields. The RAQ at Unruly Paper Arts this month is Harvest Bounty. There are lots of great inspiration pieces by the design team to check out.

Create something with this theme, link it up on the Unruly page and you may just win a set of Pan Pastels! (There is also a video on the RAQ page, link above, that shows how to use Pan Pastels in your artwork.)

For Gecko Galz this month, there are lots of great holiday collage sheets for purchase. I used an image from the Thanksgiving sheet (Pilgrims Pride #2) along with paper from Song in my Heart and made a card.

I also used the wonderful Vintage Portraits collage sheet and created a canvas, which I titled "Family Tree". This was such fun to make!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kreaxions, Make My Monday & OLLCB

Hi, I have three cards to share with you today, from three different design teams! The first is a card I made for the Just Imagine/Kreaxion blog. I used Kreaxion punch #905, with Positioning Parts, template B and the circle cutter. I used patterned paper by Authentique for the card, along with some items from my stash to decorate it. It's very simple to create these lovely cut outs with Kreaxion products.

Second, the theme at Make My Monday this week is to use die cutting. I made this card by embossing white cardstock with two different folders and then adding a bow, made with a Sizzix die, designed by Eileen Hull. I added a shiny gold brad in the center - I just love the bow this die makes!!

My third card is for Ooh La La Challenge Blog, where I have been guest designing in September. I used one of the images from Yesterday's Memories (Washing Day), layered over a K&Co. journal card. I added that to a pink cardstock mat, then to a black card base. Final touch - a small black satin bow (the Paper Studio).