Friday, July 25, 2014

Big Sale Countdown Continues!!



Some of the things on sale will be our grid paper... this is what you can do with the 8 x 8 size...create baby photo books!

turn a package of 8 x 8 grids from this...

...to this two sided album that can stand up to be displayed! It's ready for the recipient to complete!! What a gift idea!!
 
or make a pre-completed gift!



Maybe you'd like a baby album that you can add a photo a day of the new baby everyday for a year and keep track of monthly achievements too? We've got that too!


Lots of colorful grids and tiles...I made these layouts so the new mom can just pop in photos on top of the various mats.



Some Doodlebug Design pattern paper is a perfect match used to coordinate a full year...
 
 Our bright color palette of 12 x 12 grid papers and our Calendar Pages.

Used the Cricut to cut titles.
 


 Using an EK success punch to trim a photo to the size that will fit into the calendar layout I can have a photo a day of baby without a lot of work. Not sure when Baby will arrive? I provided the new mom with a set of stamps, ink and a calendar to start baby's year whenever she needs to begin!!

Then there's also the RTC paper...now in more colors and sizes!!
Mini Albums are a cinch with RTC.

from this...

...to this!


Just a few of the goodies that you can check out at snap-n-crop!

take a peek...
 
 
 
Need some inspiration for layouts? We have a whole section of patterns with examples to inspire you, and we even have FREE downloads that coordinate with our grid patterns like the alphabet used here...


that's all for now...but I'll be back with a few more ideas soon!!
 
thanks for stopping by...
 
andrea

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stay-Vention Sale at Mosaic Moments!!!


Coming soon!!





Yes, folks! It's time for the BIG sale!! Mark your calendars!!

More details as the week progresses!!
andrea

Monday, July 21, 2014

Small Town USA


Greetings!
Ready for some more ideas for scrapping your July events?
Great you've come to the right place!!

Let's begin with the very latest Challenge on Mosaic Moments Grid Paper: Stars & Stripes.

 
This two page layout features numerous techniques including glitter, glitter paper, pop dots, banners, tags, wooden stars, chevrons and a FREE downloadable alphabet to use on your Mosaic Moments Grids.  To see all the products in the store 

 
to see the layout and all the details
 


Here's a few things I started with to make the layout.
see that FREE sheet of letters?

and here it is in the layout title

The Alphabet Tiles fit the 1" space exactly and are easy to punch out with a 1" square punch. I wanted to use the Cobalt Blue tiles to mount them on so I trimmed a little more off to show a narrow blue border. The "small" banner was cut using a Cricut and 1/8" ribbon used to hang each letter.

the July Literary Challenge was to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
My inspiration was the Tea Party and I chose to do a layout on the tea services that have been passed down in our family.

 
 


This title photo is my favorite of the page and this view includes many of the things I love on the page.
To see the rest of the story in photos and details click here.

Would you like a fun way to include your toddler in enjoying their summer photos? Then you might want to jump on over to www.MosaicMoments.com and find this treasure!

 
Details and instructions HERE 

My granddaughter loves looking at the pages I'm working on, but then they aren't exactly designed for a toddler to hold them and touch. Until now. I used the Mosaic Moments RTC paper to create a mini album of photos we took last summer of her at the zoo! Using textured animal prints from Anna Griffin I put together a fit in your hand book that she can touch and read all she wants to. I included some secret storage for tags with more photos and story that includes things she said and did along the way that day. I want to help her to remember her day and what she did...and now she can't wait to go again this year!!
How many times to you make pages for your kids albums that you hope that some they will enjoy and appreciate? Why not try this idea to get them more involved and remember the things they've done as little bitties...right from the start!

 
 





I'll be back later this week with news about our upcoming sale at the store...you won't want to miss this once a year bash!!

There will be lots of new items being added in the days ahead!!
 
 
thanks for stopping by...
 
andrea 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July! Time for summer fun!

Greetings! Hope everyone has enjoyed their Independence Day Celebrations! Are you ready to scrap those memories?  I hope so!  This week we have featured on Mosaic Moments a few ideas for putting a beach page together using our terrific grid papers. There are also some great new colors to expand your collection that are perfect for summers activities so be sure to check them out.


For the article go HERE to see the up close details, but I thought I'd show one tip not shared there.

I used Shrink Film on the page for some of my embellishments. You might remember "Shrinky Dinks"  from the '80's...now it's back and you can buy sheets that you can run through your ink jet printer! This will let you print a variety of embellishments  using all the neat things in your digital scrapbooking kits on your handmade layouts. Think of the possibilities!!

The pieces I chose for this page came from a digital kit from FOREVER JOY called Surf Shack. I had printed a sheet of paper to use in the layout on matte presentation paper, the elements on a sheet of shrink film. To get my printer to actually recognize the sheet and print instead of kicking it through each time, I attached a plain sheet of computer paper with a little bit of dot adhesive and it printed on the shrink film wonderfully.

Because you need to make the image larger to accommodate it shrinking 50% I did a few size tests.
The square on the left is cut to 2 1/8" the one on the right was 2" before it shrunk to 3/4".
Below, the one on the left is the 2 1/8" square has shrunk to just shy of 1" square.

 
 
These are the images I printed on the sheet. The round flair buttons are sized to fit in a 2 1/8" square and will shrink to just about an inch and will fit nicely on the 1" paper tiles on the page.
The surf boards were printed at 4 3/8" in size and as you can see in the close up below...
 

 ...they shrink to just under two inches, and the ink intensifies!  
 
 
If you have an idea to include shrink film embellishments in your layouts I'd love to see what you do...post your layout on The Story Board at www.journella.com we'd love to see your summer pages!! Not sure what The Story Board is...take a peek and then come share your creations with us!!
 
 
 
Taking a trip over to the Story board you can also follow up on these recent Challenge posts including two literary challenges, Pride and Prejudice, and Alice in Wonderland (sneak peak in the screen shot above!) We also worked on a Black and White photo layout too, so stop by and visit a while.
 
There's lot's more coming in the next few weeks, so I'll keep you updated on all the latest new products and details.
 
glad to have you stop in for a visit...
 
andrea
 
 
 
 



 
 
 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

To the Man who put the Camera in My Hand

Long before my Dad was married and had a family, he was an adventurer. He spent his lifetime teaching us to love to travel, explore and enjoy the great outdoors. 
He passed away almost eleven years ago now, and in the end he really didn't know who I was, but a scrapbook album I put together (with some help from those who remembered things,) of his family and life before Canada/America was a place we connected. The power of photos and stories has been his legacy. I know people make fun of the slide shows that their friends would show, but I loved the slide shows Dad would run as they carried the narrative of my childhood.
 
It was on this trip that my love of photography was born and nurtured. My Dad put his Argus 35mm camera into my hands and taught me how to use it! This is just a small tribute in Memory of my Dad and all he taught me. It may have taken me half a century to be making something of the skills he once instilled, but I'm enjoying every minute of it!
 

 


Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's who stop and take the time to teach their children.
 
andrea 
 
digital kit is available at Pixels and Co. from Celeste Knight at Sweet Caroline Studio
 


 
 
 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fun in the Sun

Every once in a while I have to shift and reset from my 'normal' routine. I've been kept busy with posts for Mosaic Moments Design Team and blog posts for our new web site (www.MosaicMoments.com), and then there's the house full of people and kids and sometimes it's a bit nuts!

So to regroup and refresh I'm going to dabble with a freebie from Kimeric Kreations. This is offered in The Digichicks forum for their June 2014 Use it All challenge.

The obvious requirement is to use every piece in the kit at least once. You might  like to try your hand a this quick challenge if you need a little refreshing, and of course...I love the soft shabby feel of Kimeric Kreations kits and I highly recommend them...and Kim always has tons of freebie clusters too on her blog site!!


For this layout I used one of my favorite photos I took for a recent project making a mini album using Moasic Moments RTC Grid Papers to see them in our store Click here to visit Wish in the Wind, LLC

Here's a quick peek at the album:

http://www.mosaicmoments.com/sunshine-mini-album-ideas/


So, now it's back to work...see you soon!

andrea

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bright Blossoms Blog Hop!!

My inspiration for this hop...right from our garden!
 
Welcome to Five Pines Designs and today's DeNami Design Bright Blossoms Blog Hop!


 
If you are traveling along the Hop you have arrived here from
Ruza Rebel's blog with her lovely designs.
Maybe you've just happened across us, anyway you've come...Thanks for joining us!
 
Today as you leave a comment on each of the blogs you will have the chance to win one of THREE $20 gift certificates to the DeNami Designs website! They'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!  So be sure to leave a comment at the end of each blog post!  You have until June 9th, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize)
 
 
 
I've used Mosaic Moments 4x4 RTC Grid Paper to prepare both a card and a small framed art piece.
The DeNami Design stamps I have used are
PF58 Garden Accents stamp set
E160 Solid Leaf Sprig
F214 Praying For You
The additional products are pictured below.
 
 
 
 
To be framed in a 4"x4" frame


To be attached to a card...that can later be detached and framed.
 
 
The product I used to place each of the 1" squares is the RTC paper in black. We have white RTC paper currently in stock and will be introducing new colors next week...
be sure to Click here to visit Wish in the Wind, LLC and see the RTC Grid Papers!
 
Above is one section of the RTC paper. Nine sections are on a sheet and can be used as one whole sheet or individually used for cards, mini-albums and a multitude of other projects. I began with a 3" square and used the mat and X-Acto knife and metal cork back ruler to cut into 9-1" squares.
 
 
Now here's the link to the very next stop on the Hop at our dear Paulina's Blog, Pretty Pink Posh, where all kinds of wonderfulness will be enjoyed!!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment to get a chance to win one of the $20.00 gift certificates for DeNami Designs shop.
andrea