Friday, June 7, 2013

June Moxxie Blog Hop Featuring Reach For The Stars!

Welcome to the June Moxxie Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop! This month one lucky follower will win the entire Reach for the Stars collection! You'll be over the moon and out of this world for this adorable collection designed for your little space cadets. Whether playing with a favorite toy, turning a shipping box into a spaceship, or watching a classic movie, pics of your little rocketman (or rocketwoman!) will go perfectly with this collection! It just doesn't get any cuter than this!

For a chance to win, hop through all ten participating blogs, check out all the spectacular creations of each Moxxie Muse, and leave a comment for each one of them. Comments close at midnight CST on Tuesday, June 11th. The winner will be announced Wednesday on the Moxxie Blog. International fans are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event they win.

Let's blast off! Remember to leave your comments along the way for your chance to win the Reach for the Stars collection!

For my project, I made a layout of my daughter doing a chalk drawing of the night sky. Reach For The Stars was perfect for this, don't you think? Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

School's Out For Summer!

This week school has ended for my kiddos, it's officially summer break now! I made s'more gift sets for the teachers and bus driver as a thank you, here are the happy kids with the treats:

Here's a close up of the s'more gifts, they were a huge hit! Made the tags with Moxxie Happy Camper paper and die cuts.

On the last day of school, I made  a little finish line for the kids to run through. They think this was "the best idea ever!" It was easy to make, just a few wood poles, paint, and ribbon make up the basics of the project. I did make a sign to hang in the middle, and some suns to top the wood poles. These were made easily with chipboard, paint, and patterned paper. I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but I think it looks great and most importantly, the kids just loved it! Life is about special little moments like this!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fun With Paint!

It's Saturday, and my kids are away for the day at grandma's house. That means I get to play! And play, I did! I got messy. Really crazy-train messy. That sort of thing just makes my soul smile. Just look at these messes:

On this one, I layered some May Arts ribbon and old sheet music onto the page first, then just spilled a ton of paint on it. Doesn't that look crazy? How in the world am I going to scrap a layout on top of  THAT??

There is also THIS mess to share:

OK, so that isn't AS messy! To add texture here I glued down some burlap and my title before covering them with gesso and splashing on some turquoise Dylusions mist.

Now, I bet you are wondering how these turned out once dry? Well, I have to say I really like the results of both pages. The first one, that crazy-pool-of-paint-mess... It ended up like this:

Pretty cool huh? While the paint was still wet, I tipped the sheet vertically, while standing over my sink of course, and allowed gravity to do my dirty work.

How about the other page? I added lots of layers to that one, and here is the final result:

What do you think? Do these pages inspire you to play with paint?