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!