Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Envelope Ideas!

Great ideas up on the 
7 things you can do with a Card Envelope!
Make sure to stop by a check it out.

Here is my envelope/gift card holder:

You can find the tutorial here:

I used the new Peaceful line from Authentique.  Such a gorgeous line!  
Also, snowflake dies from Lifestyle Crafts and Spellbinders..layered.  The Label 16 die from Spellbinders for inside label.  Buttons n twine and a few epoxy stickers from my stash!
It was an easy and quick little project.
Give it a try!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fancy Pants...The Good Life

Working on a couple of challenges today with the new Fancy Pants Good Life Line....I adore this line, the perfect colors and lots n lots of trendy patterns!
This one is for October Card Challenge over at Fancy Pants.

out for publication

Love how it turned out!
And next one for the new challenge at 
cardabilities Sketch 61
Hope both cards brighten your day just a bit!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spine Tingling Fun!

I had a ton of fun, creating and playing while making this layout with 
Moxxie's All Hallow's Eve!  Check out the link 
I used the latest sketch from 
Sketchabilities #77.  I really didn't vary too much from the sketch like I normally do.  I just knew when I saw it that it was perfect for this layout!  And why mess with perfection?!
Please click on the above photo to see it in better quality, gloomy and yucky here...so it is kind of hard to see this dashing pirate's adorable face!
I used a bit of everything to create this...my Silhouette Cameo with several files, tons of Moxxie, a paper doily, Glimmer Mist and Ranger Dylusions, My Favorite Things Fish Tail Banners and a little of this and that!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Echo Park's Fall Fever layout

I had some time to create just for me or maybe I should say for a friend.  I just love these photos that Leah shared with me and had the perfect collection in my hands to play!
Echo Park's Fall Fever...it is a mini kit, so just perfect for a couple of layouts and cards!  Love how it turned out.
I used tons of different washi tapes and my Silhouette!  
Hope you are having a fantastic Fall day!

Removed for Publication!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Two Moxxie Give Aways for you!

Moxxie is sponsoring a contest at

The prize is a deluxe collection of 

Moxxie's Road to Recovery in honor

of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I'd like to 

increase that offer!  I have a collection pack 

Moxxie's Fighting Back...the collection that I 

used to make the card below.  All you have to 

do to win is leave a comment here saying that 

you entered the Moxxie Page Map Contest and 

the link to your card.  You have until 

Sunday, October 28 at midnight.  I will use 

random.org to pick a winner!

Here is the link to Moxxie's Fighting Back 


Here is the card sketch and my take on it!

Good luck and I would love for you to become a 

new follower of my blog if you are not already


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Moxxie Made in Minutes

I just wanted to share some cards with you that I literally made in minutes.  I adore Moxxie Die Cuts and Stickers...great designs and you get tons of variety from each collection!

I love how easy it is to layer and create with the die cuts and stickers....it just makes the new trend of layering so dang easy.
For the cards that I created today I used the following Moxxie collections....Road To Recovery, All Hallow’s Eve and Very Merry Unbirthday.

I want to super stress to you that I really did make these in minutes, I usually stress over my cards and spend way too much time on them, but with Moxxie you just pick out your favorite die cut or sticker, pick out some coordinating card stock and layer away...that’s it, your done!
Made in Minutes1 -r to r
I added a bit of embossed card stock, bits of bling and twine to these Road To Recovery Cards.  I love this color combo, it is one of my favorite looks of the year.
I reach for this collection over and over again.  There is just something about it that inspires me to create.
Made in Minutes2- AHE
Working with the All Hallow’s Eve collection is almost too easy...amazing designs and perfect spooky colors.  This is a must have collection for all you Halloween lovers.
I used Bazzill Swiss Dot Black Pepper Embossed card stock...picked my die cuts and stickers...again made in minutes.  Twine, buttons and pins were the finishing touches.
Made in minutes 3- MU
Again, with the Black Swiss Dot Black Pepper Embossed card stock.  It may be unusual to use black card stock with a birthday line...but the colors of Very Merry Unbirthday just simply pop when using black card stock.  I have used this line for several little people birthday layouts and I have just loved the results, so I had to give it a try with cards...and yep, I love these too!
Again, all I added was twine and flowers.
I and everyone here at Moxxie would love to see what you create with Moxxie Die cuts and Stickers.  Please post your creations to our Facebook page, you will be amazed and thrilled with the results of creating Moxxie Made in Minutes Style!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cards and Doilies

I love creating cards and layouts using doilies...I had to restock my stash last week, that's how many I use.  I just love the soft touch that they add and they are just so perfect for layering!

Yep, I love them!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Challenge...Take a Peek!

You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. We love to have new faces join us on our journey and this month we welcome a new guest designer to join us.  Please join me in welcoming Denise Morrison. Denise's blog is aptly name "Life is Yummy" and so is her art!

This month our challenger was the very talented Ann Jobes. Her challenge to us is as follows:
This month's challenge is a journalling prompt. I realize some of us do not journal much on our pages, and if we're truthful, we mostly scrapbook for ourselves - it gives us joy, a creative outlet, etc. But we do hope that someone is going to page through these albums sometime in the future, right? For this month's challenge, I'd like you to think about some of those values or beliefs that are important to you.

There is no "right way" to do this. Spend some time thinking about this. It's your chance to share with future generations something that is important to you and makes you who you are. Take some time to collect some verses, quotes or sayings that speak to your soul. Choose one that you think is a "life verse" - something that really communicates the essence of you.

Use whatever photo(s) you think will suit your message. Enjoy putting a meaningful page together using your favourite techniques, style, papers - whatever makes it "you".

I know this is going to be difficult. I'm asking you to reverse your process and put the message first when we so often put our message/journalling last, as an afterthought, if at all.

This was a true challenge for me...first, I hardly ever journal, secondly, to do the journaling first and then add photos...super intimidating. Just maybe, my quote that I was inspired by gotta a little out of control in size.
I saw this quote on a wooden sign on Pinterest and fell in love with it...I knew it was perfect for this layout and every thing going on in my life lately!  Sometimes, life spins out of control...and that has been the case in my life lately.  My children decided to become crash test dummies, (two accidents within 3 days).  Both are healing and recovering. My mom had to have two back surgeries within 2 days...and my son got married yesterday!  Stress...but sometimes when I step outside and remember to look up...I am comforted.  There is nothing quite like the wide open prairie sky!  It is important to remember how much good there is in the world and more importantly to be the good!
The layout is clean and simple...the wonderful new Fancy Pants Good Life was perfect for this layout.  I cut the title with the Silhouette and layered a bit here and there...but for the most part wanted it to remain clean and simple!  Tough for me to leave that open space down in the left corner..but I did!  Lol! 
Thanks Ann for such a wonderful challenge, I will be framing this and hanging it in my scrap room!

 I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:

 We would love to see what you are inspired to create. Add your comment below with a link, I will be sure to drop by and say hello.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My 1st published card and the Moxxie Blog Hop Winner!

Sharing my first published card with you...so excited to share it!

It is on page 27...woo hoo!  Thrilled to tell you, also that I have pub's coming all the way through March in Cards Magazine and a couple others!  Super fun!

And in other exciting news...Rebecca is the winner of the
 Moxxie All Hallow's Eve Blog Hop!
Congrats Rebecca!

Friday, October 5, 2012

October Moxxie Blog Hop...All Hallow's Eve

Hi Everyone,

Are you ready for the October Moxxie Blog Hop?  Join us the first Friday of every month where we will feature a new collection.  This month is just way too much fun with the all new All Hallow's Eve collection.   I think you are going to fall in love with this collection. The collection is just perfect for all your Halloween projects!  The Moxxie Muses have some wonderful inspiration for you today! 

Do you want to win this entire collection? 

Here is what you need to do!  It is very simple and very easy!
Leave a comment on each and every blog in the hop- Be sure to leave a comment on the Moxxie Blog as well.  That is it! If you would like an extra chance "LIKE" the Moxxie Facebook Page.  That is it!  Good Luck!!
You have until Monday midnight to leave a comment.  Winner will be announced Tuesday on the Moxxie blog!

 Open to US residents only. International customers are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping if they win the prize.

Here is my project for this month's hop!  I had so much fun creating this!  Love how it turned out!
It is was created from 3 nickel plated trays for the dollar store.
(excuse my finger prints)
  I spray painted them matte black and then added the Moxxie All Hallow's Eve paper.  This is such a great spooky line...truly a Frightfully Fancy Halloween collection.  I added Moxxie diecuts and stickers, along with the vinyl tree, stars and a bat!  I cut some pumpkins on the Cricut with metallic card stock and embossed them and also a creepy black fence.  Added a black rose with some orange glitter and a few black leaves.  And of course, the creepy little skeleton hanging on the bottom tray!  Finished with some black lace!

So Let's Get Ready and Start Hopping
Cathy Harper (you are here)
I hope you have a lot of  fun along the way!  See you next month!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Silhouette Card...too cute!

Created this awesome Halloween card today using my Silhouette with a Lori Whitlock file!
Adore!  Super inspired by the amazing 
Tamara Tripodi of Happy Little Crafty Wife.  If you don't follow her, you are missing out!
She has the coolest and most fun designs ever...she designs for Echo Park, Carta Bella, SVG Cuts, Lori Whitlock and more!
Here is her wonderful card that inspired me...mine does not compare.

This is mine
Nope doesn't compare, but was trying to come up with a design for Angie as a Halloween party invite..it is actually stands like a box and then flattens to fit in an envelope!
Pretty cool!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Moxxie Mini TP Tube Album

A mini album made from TP Tubes?  Really!
A super way to recycle and an easy way to create!
Pick out your favorite Moxxie Paper Collection and have some fun.
I used Road To Recovery...to create an inspiring, uplifting album!
You will need 5 empty TP tubes...flatten them and ink the edges with your choice of ink colors that match your Moxxie paper.
Tp tubes
Smushed tube

Next, cut 5 pieces of paper, your choice of pattern...to cover my tubes each piece needed to be 4 1/4 inch by 5 1/2, but you might want to double check, depending on what brand you are using!
Just add adhesive and adhere to the tube, add a bit of the same ink on the edges for a seamless look.
Now for the fun, just start creating, add Moxxie Die Cuts and Moxxie Stickers...layer, layer, layer.  Add buttons, doilies, flowers, twine, ribbon...anything you love!
Punch a hole with a Crop a dile in the upper left corner of each tube.
I added 5 tags, that I Distressed Inked and Glimmer Misted.  You can add photos and journaling to these fun little tags.  Make sure to add ribbon and twine to your tags too!

Insert your tags into the tubes and secure your mini album with a binding ring.
Cover 1
Inside cover 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Back cover

I enjoyed creating this little mini...I just wanted to create something pretty, fun and inspiring to look at!
I hope you have fun and we would love to see what you create....I already have a Moxxie All Hallow’s Eve album idea spinning in my head.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Winner! Winner!

Carri Redmond is the winner of the Halloween goodies!
Thanks for playing and hoping to post a new give a way next week with some Jenni Bowlin!

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