Monday, April 10, 2017

Hippity Hoppity . . . Easter's On It's Way

I am feeling really inspired by some images I found online of these vibrant Easter eggs:



I thought now might be a good time to revisit some of my Easter favorites of years past.

Andrea Fisher, a Mosaic Moments Design Team member wrote a great blog about Easter Layouts that contains some great tips for making the most of you Easter Mosaic layouts.



This was my first attempt at a woven layout a few years ago.  The right side was easy - I just wove 1" strips on the grid.  The left side got a little tricky!  I inked around all the edges to give it a more realistic basket weave look.  And I used a Stampin Up border punch to punch out the floral patterned paper that makes the basket liner.



In another Mosaic Moments blog post, there is a tip for Creating Woven Borders that you may find helpful.   Obviously woven borders lend themselves easily to Springtime layouts, but as you can see from the link, there are other great uses for this weaving technique.



In the layout below, my nephew had dyed his entire carton of eggs blue.  I used some BoBunny stickers for the effects, but tried to concentrate on the beautiful blue eggs to keep the focus on the memory!



The layout below features a Hot Off the Press patterned paper and a stamp and this layout was for a class I taught last Spring at a local scrapbook store.



This last layout was for a class I taught at the home of a Close to My Heart consultant so the solid color photo mats are CTMH papers.  The photos are my own and I just used some scraps of ribbon.  The basket die cut was from Stampin Up, as was the chocolate bunny stamp.  I hope this layout shows how you can mix and match your favorite elements to make the layout truly your own.





Friday, March 17, 2017

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Hey ladies - Did you know that Mosiac Moments has come out with a new double-sided cutting mat? And right now, it's ON SALE!!!
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Friday, December 25, 2015

Layouts of Christmas Past - Santa Stamp


For the layout below, I was inspired by a page kit from Out On a Limb a few years ago.  I liked the belt effect and the Santa face.  Then, while I was digging through my stash, I came across a Santa stamp my sister had bought.  I stamped the image on a neutral/skintone, on white and on red, and cut out the individual pieces to layer to make the peek-a-boo Santa on the left side of the page.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Layouts of Christmas Past - Purple Christmas


Christmas 2005




Christmas 2011

Here are two layouts I created for purple Christmases we had in our family in 2005 and 2011.  Both are built on the now-retired eggplant grid paper.  In the second one, I took lots of photos of the tree, ornaments, presents, etc. to use as accent pieces.

Layouts of Christmas Past - Chimney Layout



I created this layout by putting some brick colored paper through the old-school paper crimper to give the effect of bricks for a fireplace and chimney.  The stockings were a die cut, as was Santa's head.  The fire came from a cricut camping cartridge.  I made up the body and the rest of the pieces.   The holidays are a great time to get creative with your mosaic layouts!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Photo Ideas

This is a re-share of a post I did about a year ago - just as a friendly reminder . . .

As we approach the Christmas season, stop and think about the photos you'll be taking.  Here is a list of photo prompts provided by Mosaic Moments:


And you can find even more inspiration over here at Mosaic Moments Blog- photo checklist.

Here are some close-up photos to inspire you: 


Cranberries


Holiday M&M's



Ornaments



Holiday Candy




Over the next couple days, I'll be sharing some layouts I've made to commemorate holidays in years past.