Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Please follow the Snap-N-Crop link to the right of this post to shop the Mosaic Moments sale.  You'll love  the great deals on page kits, grid papers and yes, even the dies!!  Check it out!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 23 - World Book Night

I am one of those people who can get lost for hours in a good book and completely forget the rest of the world exists.  World Book Night is a day (well, night!) about celebrating the joy of reading.  I've previously shared one of my Dr. Seuss layouts, but I have a couple more book-inspired layouts up my sleeve.

Once, when given a Mosaic Moments Design Team Challenge to take pictures of things in my neighborhood, I chose the Lebanon Public Library and made this mosaic with a border made up of close-ups of the book shelves:

And the layout below features pics taken at our local library's summer reading program for the kids and I made it in response to a Design Team prompt to use that particular page pattern and grid paper color (straw).

There are also some great Literary Inspired Pages over on the Mosaic Moments blog from fairy tales, the Snow Queen, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, the Very Hungry Caterpillar and  more!!  Check them out!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fridays with Friends . . . My best Friend

Today is Friday, which usually means I share layouts made by my friends and students.  However, since today is also Sibling Day and the day before her Birthday, I'm going to share some layouts my awesome sister, Tracy, has made today!

Happy Birthday, Sister!!  I love you!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 9th is Cherish an Antique Day

According to the Days of the Year website, today is Cherish an Antique Day.  So I'm going to share this great heritage layout made by one of my students.  She took the paperclip photos herself to make the mosaic effect around the edges.  While the paperclips may or may not have been antiques, something about this black and white photo sure makes me think of days gone by.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Techniques on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

When was the last time you made a mosaic layout?  Are you looking for a quick refresher on the basic concepts of scrapbook page design?  If you're new to the technique, or if it's been a while, this link from the Mosaic Moments blog provides some great details about how to design your mosaic scrapbook pages.

And, as a reminder, there are a lot of Mosaic Scrapbook Page Patterns on Tami Potter's Mosaic Moments Pattern Gallery.  I particularly like how you can hover over one of the page patterns and see a completed version of that layout.  Page patterns are a great way to organize your thoughts and determine how you want to arrange your pictures, but they are versatile enough that you can rotate them 90 degrees and/or change them up, depending on the photos that you have.  They are a great starting point.

Furthermore, the page patterns on this link are color-coded to coordinate with the Mosaic Moments cutting dies.  If you are interested in purchasing these dies, feel free to contact me directly or shop using the snap-n-crop link to the right of this post.

If you haven't checked out these two links, it's worth your time!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Take Me Out to the Ball Game . . .

Today is opening day for the Cincinnati Reds so I thought I would share these baseball-themed mosaics I've created.  The one above will be featured again soon, in an upcoming post about stitching on your pages.

The photo of the layout below appears to have been somehow corrupted, but it is still a fun example of a base-ball themed layout featuring my super-athletic nephew, Kayden and his first place Little League team from 2012.

Play ball!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hoppy Easter!!

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, April 3, 2015

Fridays with Friends - Spring is in the air!

It's Good Friday and that makes me think SPRING IS SPRUNG!!  How about we soak up some natural beauty with these layouts made by my students?

The first one (above) is Tammy's beautiful floral layout using 1" square tiles throughout.  I love the effect of the arch of flowers across the top of the layout.

This second layout is from Toni and I think she did a brilliant job of incorporating patterned paper with the nature photos and the rich greens and blues all blend so nicely.

Thanks ladies and Happy Spring!