Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Today through Sunday, Tami Potter / Mosaic Moments are offering their once-a-year STAYVENTION sale.  They are offering the same prices as convention, but from the comfort of your own home!  NOW IS THE TIME TO STOCK UP.

As always, please use the snapncrop link on the right side of my blog to place your orders so I will receive credit as your consultant!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 25th - Needle and Thread Day

In celebration of needle and thread, I thought it would be fun to share some mosaic pages with stitching on them.  Whether you do your stitching with a sewing machine or by hand, this Stitch It Up Technique Tutorial on the Mosaic Moments page should be of some guidance.

Here are a couple of layouts I made with stitching:

In the layout above, I used the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool to punch the patterned holes and then I used red DMC floss to create the baseball stitching effect.

In the layout below, I took 2 1/8" scraps of the fabric from the aprons I made and sewed them into the grid paper using my sewing machine.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shark Awareness Day!!!

July 14th is Shark Awareness Day!

Here is a mosaic about my nephew's first visit to the Newport Aquarium in honor of this special day!

 P.S. Don't go near the water!

Monday, July 13, 2015


Tuesday, July 14th is the All-Star Game and Cincinnati has been celebrating for a week with a great assortment of grand-scale decorations, Fan Fest, and sooo much more.

This past weekend, I offered a Mosaic class with a baseball theme and we had an absolute blast!

The layout above was my class sample.

The layout above was a variation I had done at another time with some different reds paper (no longer available.)  And below are the layouts created in class by my creative and inspiring students!

If you are interested in taking this class in a make-up session on Sunday, July 26th, please let me know ASAP so I can order sufficient supplies!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fridays with Friends - Summer Fun!

This is a continuation of my post from a couple weeks ago where I mentioned that I have a collection of photographs of mosaics made by my students.  The students approached me at various crops and granted me permission to post their layouts.  Unfortunately, I have since misplaced the paper where I noted to whom these layouts belong!  If they are yours, PLEASE contact me so that I can give you credit for your amazing layouts!

The first one is a spectacular example of using the strips on the left side page and using 1" square mosaic pieces along the bottom of the right side page.  I love all of the vibrant colors and they way you can just feel the action going on across the page.

The second one uses strips, in both horizontal and vertical arrangements and also incorporates some pops of color with pieces like the tiles sold by Mosaic Moments.  (If you've never used them, tiles are a product that is a package of colored cardstock pieces that have been laser-cut to exactly fit on the Mosaic Moments grid.  You can purchase them on the SnapNCrop link to the right on this blog.)   One of my favorite things about this layout, and mosaics in general, is the sheer volume of photos that the artist was able to get on the page.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Chocolate Day? Again? Okay, If you Insist!

According to the Days of the Year Website, July 7th is Chocolate Day.  I thought we already celebrated chocolate day, didn't we?  Maybe that was just me ;)  The experts at Days of the Year say "There are a number of dates throughout the year promoting variations of local, national or international Chocolate Day – our research leads us to believe that this is the true, definitive, purist ‘Chocolate Day‘, so celebrate with some of the high cocoa, rich, dark chocolate that makes you go tingly inside… Or failing that, stock up on chocolate biscuits, ice-cream and enjoy a day of secret treats and indulgence…"

So, let's revisit this chocolicious layout, shall we?

Have you created any chocolate masterpieces?  Please share them with me on my FB Page:  Minerva Mosaics Scrapbooking with Mosaic Moments and I'll share them here!

Friday, July 3, 2015


The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  And, double bonus, it makes for some AMAZING MOSAICS!!!

On Sunday, July 26 from 1-4 p.m., I will be offering the layout above as a combination beginner/advanced Mosaic class at Stamping Buddies in the Deer Park/Kenwood area of Cincinnati, OH.  Details can be found in my FB group for Cincinnati/Dayton papercrafters: Cropportunities.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015