Saturday, December 20, 2014

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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Layouts of Christmas Past - Pine Cones

This layout was accented with close-up photographs of a pine tree that grows in my mother's front yard.  I took the green cornerstones and placed them over red cardstock to match the journaling blocks.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ho Ho Holiday Layouts!

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: 


Holiday M&M's


Holiday Candy

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Die Sale!!!

Today through Sunday, Mosaic Moments is having a great deal on the die sets that are designed to work with the Mosaic Moments cutting technique and grid paper.  Stock up now while they are on sale with FREE SHIPPING!   And, as always, please use the snapncrop link to the right so that I will receive credit as your consultant.  Thank you for checking out my blog!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dickens Christmas

Tami Potter's Mosaic Moments Design Team has spent this year working on monthly challenges based on books.  I'm sharing Andrea Fisher's Dickens Christmas post.  I hope you enjoy!  A Dickens' Christmas

 I encourage you to read all the way to the bottom of the article as she has some great photo tips, too!