Friday, July 25, 2014


Welcome to the Summer time fun Moxxie blog hop!

Here is my Summer card.
A fun little card, using Moxxie's "Forever Family" yellow paper and the"Road To Recovery" Blue paper and banner.  I stamped the sun on the yellow paper too and stamped directly on the card with this cute little swimmer. 

Today our talented designers are going to show you fun summer projects using many different lines. So let's hop right to it shall we? Here is the list of blogs to check out:


Every good hop has a prize right?

You could win this totally awesome BRAND NEW release!!!
You help your kids go back to school in style and now your scrapbooks can too!!
There are many chances to WIN!

Rules of the hop:
- Visit each designers blog and leave a comment. The more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!
- After you've been to all the blogs head back to the Moxxie blog and leave a comment letting us know you hopped.
- 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 to it letting us know that you Pinned! 
(International players are more than welcome to play but you will be responsible for shipping should you win.)

Good Luck and Have Fun!!



Hello and welcome to the SUMMER BLOG HOP between the Susan K. Weckesser design team and UmWow Studio !  We'll be sharing gorgeous bright and shining inspiration with you from both teams all week long. Be sure to keep visiting, hopping and commenting to enter to win one of TWO prize packages. Each day is chock full of goodness and we don't want you to miss a thing.

I made this art journal page using both company's products!

I started by making a background with with 4 different colors of Ranger Distress Ink.  I sprayed it with some water and let it dry.  Re-Inker drops were splashed around the page.  I then used the Susan K. Weckesser Numbers Stencil and the UmWow "Heart Hands" Mask.  I stamped Susan K. Weckesser "A Little Grunge Love" Heart stamp on the pages and added some wings from Sin City Stamps.  Some doodles and UmWow Chipboard "Layered Hearts" finished it off.

This is a close up of the UmWow Mask and the Susan K. Weckesser Heart Stamp.  You can see the splatter really well and the outline around the wings.

Here is the lineup for the week.  Again, don’t forget to leave a comment each day to be entered to win one of TWO surprise prize packages! We will pick winners after July 27 and announce on both Susan K Weckesserand UmWowStudio blogs.


Thursday, July 24, 2014


I wrote in an earlier post that I would use the Moxxie "Road To Recovery" line three times.  I made 2 cards with it last month and today is the 3rd time.  It is an art journal layout.
As I said before, Recovery can be anything.  Getting back on your feet after a job loss.  A sickness. So many things can fit this line.  I personally have been on a journey for 9 years and it isn't over yet.  It never will be over.  Not all illnesses can be cured.  Some show you right away what the end of the journey will be so you have to make the most of your journey while you can.  Journey's in general are always evolving.  Sometimes writing it out on an art journal page is the best thing to do.

I started with Life's Gifts paper and adhered it to my journal.  This paper has lines on it, like notebook paper, and an awesome saying "This Journey has not been a gift, but it has shown me what the gifts in my life really are."  I sprayed blue Dylusions ink on the pages and let them dry.  I wrote the saying on a die cut that goes with the set and adhered it to the page.  I cut out one of the circles from the Journey paper and adhered it to the page.  I loved that it said "My Journey" on it.  I also added the circle die cut and a border die cut on the right, and the flourish die cut on the left.  The circle flowers are die cuts that I wrinkled and inked and stacked.  I finished off this layout with doodles.  I always doodle when I make an art journal layout.  There is doodling everywhere.  That is a problem I have.  I can't stop adding more doodles and details!!  I used a Pitt Pen small for all of the doodles.

  I wrote "This is MY journey and I can travel it anyway I want". 

Travel your own Journey!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I am back on the SinCity Stamps Design Team!!  

This company is amazing!!  They have branched out since I was there.  Not just stamps now. They also have chipboard books, chipboard pieces, die cuts, masks, stencils and wood!  So much to be creative with!  

I'm so excited to be back!  I am already getting my hands into these awesome products!  Can't wait to show you!!


Sunday, July 6, 2014


I made a beautiful "Wedding Book Box" for The Robin's Nest.  Here is a peek at the box.
Isn't it pretty?  If you want to see the whole thing, click the link above!  I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Being on the Susan K. Weckesser Design Team is so FUN!  Susan always inspires me!  This month, she spoke about "seeing the world with New Eyes".  When I look out my window to my back yard I see many wonderful things!  I have a beautiful yard with green grass and mature trees. A stream runs across the very back of the yard.  The nature is wonderful here!  Deer and their babies walk across the lawn, no worries.  Squirrels and wood chucks that you would think were domesticated they are so leisurely!  And MY NEIGHBOR'S BLACK CHAIN LINK FENCE! grrrrrr.

So I used my New Eyes and thought, what if it was a fancy fence, something you would see in a very old Victorian home.  And what if it was pink?  HHmmmmm.  That would be awesome!

I created this art journal page, with that thought in mind!
I love art journaling and have several art journals that I rotate.  I started this art journal page by adding some old book paper.  I layered some paints from Bella Acrylic in Dynasty, White and Turquoise.  Then, I included a mask from Ranger/Ideaology called Borderline to the bottom.  Wouldn't that be an awesome fence to see everyday? 

Next came some bubble wrap and spray paint can lid stamping in white.  On top of that I used 2 of Susan't awesome stamp sets, Heartfelt Warmth (the house) and Fly Away (the kite).  I went around some of the house and kite with a white paint marker and added the quote.  In the second picture you can really see my dream fence, LOL!!

Do some fun art journaling today!!  Try it with New Eyes!!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I love using my Splash Ink in different ways.  I made this card with some stamps and made a Splash spray on the background.  I colored the stamped butterflies and flowers with Splash Ink too.
To start, I cut some watercolor paper.  Then, I mixed 3 Splash Ink Colors to use.  I picked a navy blue, a true red and a dark green to match the Pastel Yuzen Paper  background.  I loaded a paintbrush with Splash Ink and tapped it with a pencil over the paper.  Then, I stamped the flowers, butterflies and sentiment on top.  Using a very fine paintbrush, I colored in the images and added more dots of color. I finished with my Superfine Black Permawriter, outlining the butterflies.

Have an awesome day!!


If you know me, you know I always do very girly and ornate cards.  But while looking through my Moxxie papers, I found the Nautical collection and thought it would make awesome masculine cards!  This line would also be fabulous for the 4th of July because of the colors.  Moxxie does have 4th of July paper HERE, but this collection would work just fine!

I started with the "Land Ho" patterned paper for the base and used the Nautical Collection Die Cuts for the frame, telescope, anchor and the ship.  I glued the ship to the paper and added the frame on top with pop dots.  I distressed the ship and frame with sandpaper.  I love how the frame is crooked, like it's handmade.  I couldn't help myself, I had to add gauze!  Just a little in the corner.  Maybe it looks like it's so old it's a cobweb, or it could be like fishing net!  I wanted some red on the frame so I colored a piece of corrugated cardboard and attached it to the bottom corner and layered the die cuts and Nautical Stickers on it.  To make it balanced I added some thin twine and a red sicker to the top corner.  The scalloped border on the bottom is another sticker.  Maybe men like a few blue rhinestones??  I Hope so because I added a few!!

Do you like making masculine cards???