Friday, September 7, 2012

Moxxie Hop featuring Road to Recovery

It's time for another Moxxie Blog Hop!

You should be coming from Dana's blog.  If you don't know where to start, go here.

Join the Moxxie Muses the first Friday of every month to be inspired and for the chance to win a complete collection of the featured line! We're continuing our blog hop series this month with the Road to Recovery collection.

Moxxie released the Road To Recovery collection, an elegant and poignant line designed for people fighting long-term illnesses, in July.

Moxxie thought it was time to create a beautiful line that focused on healing, but also encouraged the writer to be honest about what they were really going through. The designs of this collection are versatile and can not only help a patient document their recovery, but it can also be used for get well, thinking of you, and sympathy cards, as well as to create layouts on just about any topic.


This collection is near and dear to my heart.  The gray, light blue and buttercream colors are so comforting.  Here's what I created using this line for the hop today...

"Hope, Courage, Perseverance..."  12x12 Layout

The human spirit is stronger than anything than can happen to it.
I layered my journaling block to create some focus to the sentiment.

The chicken wire die cut represents a broken puzzle of sorts.

Thankfully, my husband is well on his way to recovery.  He is back at work and doing better everyday.  Back in February, he had a skiing accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury or TBI.  It's the equivalent of a concussion on steroids and recovery is a slow and steady process, truly a journey. I wanted to document this event as a part of our family history.

Sometimes the pages we need to do are not nice, neat and fluffy sweet. This collection allowed me to take some of "those" moments and create a memory for that part of our lives.

The very cool thing about this collection is the versatility to go beyond its purpose.  You should see the ways that the designer's have used it to create lots of other projects!  Be sure to hop through for all kinds of other beautiful ideas. 

Road to Recovery (Patten Papers, Die Cuts and Stickers) by Moxxie
Ribbon by May Arts
Chicken Wire, Mini Dimensional Butterflies with Angel Wings, Anastasia Border and Nautical Wheeler Doily dies by Cheery Lynn Designs 
Double scallop border punch by Martha Stewart
Pumice and Weathered Wood Distress Inks by Ranger
Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz
Foam Tape and Pogo by Imaginisce
Other:  Buttons, Thread, Sewing machine


To be entered to win this awesome prize, leave a comment on each blog on the hop. Earn an extra entry by liking the Moxxie Facebook Page! Leave a comment there to double your chance of winning!

Ready, Set, Hop!

Comment deadline for the prize is Monday 9/10 midnight CST and we'll announce the winner Tuesday on the Moxxie blog.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.

Thanks so much for hopping with us and have a super scrappity weekend!!!
~ Rhonda


Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a wonderful layout

Debbie Rudd said...

Pages to be treasured! Love your layouts. Like you said, not everything we scrapbook is sweet. Good luck to you and your husband.

PeggyStolley said...

What a heartfelt, REAL layout. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Your scrapping style is amazing to me. So beautiful!

Beth Soler said...

Great layout and I am glad that your husband is doing better.

Susie Bentz said...

Beautiful layout, and a reminder of why we wear helmets when we ski. So glad to hear he is recovering well.

Thanks for sharing such a personal layout.

Liz said...

This is a Amazing thought out layout. It's nice they have this line the colors are just gorgeous in it.
Your layout is elegant, bring me to tears the sentimental value of it.
Awesome job and on to the next blog.
You ladies did a wonderful job with this line.!

Misty Rushlow said...

Rhonda, this truly is an AMAZING layout! I got chills reading about it and it's these moments that make us stronger in the end! Great way of capturing this memory for your family. I love your style and the way you capture all those sweet memories and those challenging ones too!! HUGS!!

blbabe1234 said...

GORGEOUS layout! Love the die cut and that chicken wire you used.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

This really captures the moment.
I just did one of my son with tonsils.
This is straight from the heart.
I really love the colors of the paper and your work is always
I don't always leave comments which I should I'm starting to post back to my blog i'll try to do better.

Donna Coughlin said...

Wow amazing story! You did a super job telling the story with the layout, love the chicken wire look you got with the paper

Donna Coughlin said...

Wow amazing story! You did a super job telling the story with the layout, love the chicken wire look you got with the paper

Ange said...

Absolutely beautiful layout! I love all the layers and detail, you can really see the love you put into it. I'm so glad your husband is doing better!

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh my goodness, what a very moving and inspirational post! I am so pleased that your husband is doing well in his recovery.

Beautiful details on this hun

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs this week,



Tamara Morton said...

Hi, wow what a very moving post I too am pleased that your husband is doing well. Love the details on your LO such beautiful work!!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn.. Good luck in the prize draw.

Michelle said...

Rhonda - so glad your hubby is okay. I love the layering and the entire design of this page. Thank you for sharing.

Kianel said...

A-MA-ZING page you've created!
I absolutely love your lay out and what a beautiful way to use the honey comb die and nautical wheeler!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs this week!
Good luck!
Love from France, Kianel.

Amelia Harris said...

Gorgeous layout and so much love is felt. The chicken wire looks great!

Jodi said...

amazing layout!!!! fabulous design!!! Love that you stapled the chicken wire on!! I may have to "borrow" that idea!! :-)
sooo happy that your hubby's recovering nicely!!!
Good Luck and thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Desings!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

The colors are amazing! I love that you shared this layout, sometimes we need to do these...So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

byondbzr said...

Beautiful page!

Cathy said...

This is so amazing and special! Gotta get that die cut too!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful page! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen D. Jiles said...

Amazing layout!!

Vicki said...

Fantastic LO and journaling. Glad your DH is doing well. TFS!

Jordan said...

Wow... just wow! Your Layout is beautiful! I love the circle and all the photos and wow! Great job! :)