Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Design Team Assignment - Page Pattern 3 - Soccer Layout

This was a Design Team assignment:

Project 2:  FEATURE GRID: 12x12 Cypress grid paper

Mosaic Moments pattern 3 – Nine Photo Spots

element options - please choose one of the following:
  • patterned paper
  • Rubber/clear stamps
  • Ribbon

As always, you can cheer for me on Journella:  http://www.journella.com/storyboard/fullview/id/9467/Holidays-Soccer

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fridays Are for Friends - Erika's Fun Layout!

I just love all the action and activity in the photos on this layout.  Look at the way Anafrancina's hair is just flowing every which way as she runs and dangles!  My favorite part is how Erika's use of the colored 1" tiles really plays up the colors in the layout and the "motion" of the pictures. 

Thank you for sharing, Erika!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mosaic Moments Sale!

Tami Potter and Mosaic Moments are having a huge sale this weekend - details below.  Please remember to follow the SnapNCrop link to the right of this post in order to make your purchases so that I get consultant credit!  Thank you!

ANNOUNCING: Our first ever STAY-VENTION online SALE! This weekend only - get our Convention deals from home!

July 26 through July 29.
We can't go to the CKC Lancaster trade show. But, we still want you to get the same deals as at the show. Hence, our 1st ever STAY-VENTION online SALE.

All the same great Mosaic Moments products you would see at the show at the same (or better) prices online.

Shop early for the best selection.

Most of these deals are PROMOTIONS. They are not shown on the items as ON SALE. Just add the appropriate number of the selected items to your shopping cart and see the promotional discount below the Sub Total $ amount. No coupon codes required.

Add items to your cart and watch the "Discounts" below Sub-Total get larger and larger.

Here are the deals:

  • Mosaic Moments Starter Kits - $5 OFF

  • Tools Kits (knife, ruler, adhesive) - same price as at the shows $27.00.

  • Extra grid paper packs - 25% off when purchased with a starter kit.

  • Grid paper packs - buy 4 or more and get 25% off all packs.

  • Page Kits - Buy more, save more (see details below)

  • Paper Tiles - buy 4 or more and save 25% off all Paper Tiles packs

  • Cornerstones - buy more, save more (see details below)

Page Kits Deals:

  • Buy 4 or more page kits - save 20% on all page kits.

  • Buy 6 or more page kits - save 25% on all page kits.

  • Buy 8 or more page kits - save 30% on all page kits.

  • Buy 12 or more page kits - save 35% on all page kits.

Cornerstones Deals:

  • Buy 10 or more Cornerstones - save 10%.

  • Buy 20 or more Cornerstones - save 20%.

  • Buy 50 or more Cornerstones - save 30%.

  • Buy 100 or more Cornerstones - save 40%

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 23rd Design Team Challenge - Page Pattern 60

For our second July Design Team Challenge, we were asked to work with the brand new Tami Potter page Pattern #60 on Navy Grid Paper.  The embellishment options included "doodling" which was what I chose.  For more information, and to cheer for me on Journella . . . please follow this link: 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Two Chances to Make this Awesome Disney Layout!

I will be offering this Disney layout as my second layout in a "double-header" class at Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio this Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 1-3 p.m.  http://www.redletterjournals.com/  Please contact the store directly to reserve your seat.  The other layout on that date is the pool layout shown below from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

For those of you outside the Columbus area, I will offer a "second chance" at this layout at our private residence crop on August 11, 2012 in the Kings Mills area.  We only have seating for 8 so please reserve your spot early for that event.  You can email Shelly Allen, my partner in crime at shelly.ctmh@gmail.com to make payment arrangements and secure your spot.  Shelly will also be offering a Close to My Heart class on that date, so check her blog for updates on that very soon:  http://www.gatheringmemories.blogspot.com/ 

We'll be offering this class at a workshop at Shelly Allen's on July 21, 2012. Shelly will have a 1:00 class an this one will be at 4:00. The price for my class is $30 if you need a Mosaic Moments mat and $15 if you already have one. You will also need your mosaic tool kit (cork-backed metal ruler, #11 blade craft knife, Herma Dotto Repositionable adhesive). I'll provide the grid paper, patterned paper and expert instruction ;)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Star Pupil - Toni Bamonte!

My very newest student, Toni Bamonte, took her first mosaic class (Riley the Moose) on June 30, 2012 at Stamping Buddies in Cincinnati.  I gave her my rant about "use this, don't just put in on a shelf or in a closet and forget it!"  :) 

She went home and created this AMAZING layout.  I mean, seriously, this is her very first solo effort and I absolutely LOVE it.  I love the colors, the photos, the paper choice . . . everything.  Thanks for sharing, Toni.  Well done!!!

I'm beaming like a proud parent right now, seriously!  I love to see folks putting their mosaic skills to use.  Can't wait to see more. 

If you've created a mosaic layout lately that you would be willing to share, please email it to me at owensaunt1@aol.com and I'd be honored to celebrate your work right here on my blog!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Design Team Challenge - Early Bird

One of my Design Team challenges was "Take pictures outdoors in early morning light. Let the light and shadows inspire you. Create a page with your photos. Note the time of day photos were taken on your page (ie 6:00 AM.)" 

Anyone who knows me knows that this was one tough challenge.  The full story can be found (and cheered) on Journella:  http://www.journella.com/storyboard/fullview/id/9586/Hobby-and-Leisure-Activities-A-Night-Owl-Among-Early-Birds

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fridays Are for Friends - Tammy Binford!

As some of you may know, I have worked at some scrapbook conventions this year in Tami Potter's Mosaic Moments booth.  One of the things that really shocked me was how many folks would come up and say "I bought the mat and paper last year (or X years ago), but I've never used it." 

This just broke my heart for two reasons.  First, because, of course, since I discovered mosaics I can't get enough!  But, second, because it is one of those "use it or lose it skills" - the more often you do a mosaic layout, the more intuitive the measurements and counting become and the faster they just roll out of your brain and onto the page.  (Of course, you can always get a refresher course from me or on Tami Potter's blog!)

Tammy Binford is one of my star pupils because she took her mat and grid paper home (well, actually to the Crop a Doodle Do Scrapbooking Retreat in Arcadia, Indiana) and whipped up this GORGEOUS page!  Thanks, Tammy for letting me share!  You made my day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July Mosaic Moments Photo Challenge - Oh Say Can You See?

My first Mosaic Moments Design Team Challenge for July was to take photos with a patriotic song as my inspiration.  

There are more details on Journella:  http://www.journella.com/storyboard/fullview/id/9821
Check it out and cheer me on!

Friday, July 6, 2012

August 19 - Class at Stamping Buddies in Cincinnati

On Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., I will be offering this Cincinnati Reds themed mosaic class at Stamping Buddies in Cincinnati for $20. 

As I always say, Stamping Buddies is a GREAT place to take your first mosaic class because of the sweet deal they offer on your starter kit.  At Stamping Buddies, you can get your Mosaic Moments Mat, herma dotto adhesive, cork-backed metal ruler and an Xacto knife for $30!!!!!! 

We will also be using the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy stitching system to sew "baseball stitches" on the 1" strip across the right page.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Upcoming Class at Red Letter Journals - Grove City, OH

On July 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, I will be teaching this pool layout class at Reletter Journals.  When I asked for layout theme suggestions from my May students at RLJ, "pool "was one of their suggestions.  I tried to keep this layout very basic so that there is lots of room for jazzing it up.  that way you can use it for swim lessons, diving competition, swim meets, or just kicking it in the pool, just by adding your own embellishments to any of the squares. 

Keep an eye out right here because I'll be posting a second class layout for July 28, 2012, as well.  We're having a double-header that day!  :) 

To register for class, please contact Red Letter Journals:  http://www.redletterjournals.com/