Saturday, August 22, 2015

Summertime...and the scrapping is (anything but) easy!

While my work has been to show quick and easy ways to get scrapbook pages completed quickly...making it easy...has just kept me busy. Let me show off what's been posting at Mosaic Moments lately!

This 8x8 framed art piece came about by the use of one die cut corner tile and multiple shades of cardstock to piece it together. Details HERE.

A masculine page that uses a "chrome" basket weave technique that you'll love to use for the guys in your life! Details HERE.

another Die, this time the Fleur-de-lis is featured with multiple ways to incorporate it into your layout, this time for a graduation page found HERE.

 Next up is one way to dress up your Mosaic Gird pages with a bit of flourish...

More details and a how-to set of instructions can be found HERE.

How's this for summer inspiration? Doesn't it scream FUN?
even the chipboard got a little added bling!
Want to see how easy it is to do all those triangles? Stop in HERE and see the step-by-step.


Just in time for all the holiday celebrations you can't go wrong with a little Red, White and Blue! and a bit of bling to boot!! This weeks inspiration came from a song and was our Throwback Tuesday there's lots of ideas to find and try...HERE.

The Red, White and Blue continues with this nautical page of historical interest. See how I used the Grid pattern and pieced this Union Jack together for the standout border of flags when you follow this link HERE.

Here's those easy summertime page ideas and tips with this retro feel beach page. HERE.

We have a great Scallop Dot Mat Die that is perfect for dolling up those baby pages that you'll find HERE.

Have you thought about pages that reflect the times in which you were born? This Throwback Tuesday post does just that. Originally the challenge was to capture the pop culture of the decade you were born in...and redo it. See what you think about the first and the last.

 There's a step-by-step to achieve this title block and that 50's feel with tips for other eras too HERE.

And finally for today's post I'll show a little scrapbook magic with this layout won't want to miss!
Turn this...
 Into this...

with tips you'll find HERE in Creating Illusion

SO don't wait...stop by and check it all out!
Thanks for dropping in today, let me know you were here!!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day 2015

Forever Joy's digital kits Basic Kraft, Basic Storytelling and Basic Timekeeping were used to complete this Scripture Post.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April??? Where has the year gone to???

Good Intentions...I think I blogged that very theme in my opening salvo post for 2015. Here it is..April. Safe to say, busy went overboard! So quick update...
Four weeks remain in our BSF Study of the Life of Moses...I've done okay at keeping up, most of the time! Looking forward to the Fall study of the Book of Revelation...a brand new study for this group. It's one many pastors shy away from and others never seem to depart from, looking forward to delving in on my own to see for myself!
Then the photo a day project with Capture Your 365. Did better this time but have lagged behind in March and just saw the calendar already says April... "7." Ooops.
Here are a few of my photos already in a layout:

for more details on the whole project visit HERE
Doing more digital scrapping? Well, yes a bit more than before...


The kids and grandkids my resident stars.
Then there's all the layouts you can find over at with tips and ideas and new products to try out, like our Die Sets that fit perfectly with all our Grid Patterns! You'll love it!

This is the latest layout featuring some of my photos from my trip back to Scotland a few years back...I still have a lot of photos to scrap!
SO...if I really stop and think about's ONLY April...and there's still plenty of time to get improve on the good intentions for the year...join me!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

It's a New Year! Welcome 2015!!

A new year is here!
I hope you have blessed year ahead.
Do you have resolutions, plans or just good intentions?
It happens every year doesn't it?
You've had time to reflect on the past year,
now what are you looking forward to in the coming months?
Whatever plans I may have had for 2014, it wasn't long into the year before I knew things
were not going to go according to MY plans!!
So, what about 2015?
I am continuing to contribute to Tami Potter's Blog, Mosaic Moments, in the Tips & Techniques section of Scrapbook Ideas, so count on seeing me there as the Lord wills.
Count on seeing more photos of the grand babies...all they grow.
I want to see if I can keep up with the Capture Your 365 Challenge of a photo a day,
following prompts...I got about three days last year,
but plan on doing better this year...planning on understand!
I love my mosaic scrapbook pages,
but I'm going to try to do a few more digital scrapbook pages this year.
I want to be more diligent to work on my daily BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) lessons (we are studying The Life of Moses, definitely not the Hollywood version!! but right from God's Word)
 and really take the time to let what I'm learning to sink in and
to really dig into the scriptures to learn and apply.
I look forward to the fall study and the book of Revelations!
I'm going to give a try to Bible Journaling.
I've always highlighted, underlined and added notes and thoughts,
but recently have been challenged by some of the works of others
Time will tell how this endeavor pans out,
but I thought it would be a good time to start and
I picked up a reasonably priced Journaling Bible on CBD,
that is in a translation that I only have a pocket version of,
so this gives me a bit bigger, space to add notes and drawings and
I'm going to pick up and use this for my BSF study as well.
Hopefully it will be an ongoing project.
Let me share my first day of sort of encompasses several of the things I've talked about...and then I must be off, I have a deadline to meet and a blog post on "Scrapbooking your Heirlooms" to prepare! More on that soon!!
Thanks for stopping in and
Have a very Happy 2015!!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Time Again!

Busy with your preparations for Christmas? I've managed to check making and mailing the Christmas cards off my list! It was said to be the busiest day at the post office today, our local branch certainly had the lines zipping away!
This year I found several different ideas I wanted to use each one for a different group of people that I send or give cards.
This first one has gone out to family and friends. It is the first of several A-6 size cards I did this year specifically to accommodate the 4x6 photos I send of the kids (and now grand children) to family members around the world.
I used an Impression Obsession die of a snowy town scene. The white on white panel is accented by a teal dotted pattern paper, and teal stamped greeting. 

This next card is the standard half sheet card on teal. A Paper Smooches die "Cityscape 1" in black, a stamped and gemmed star and Bible verse adorn the front side, while another stamped scene of the wise men approaching the town is on the inside. This is the card I will use for the neighbors and friends we deliver cookies to each year. 

Also on teal, at an A-6 size there is a white panel with a stamped church scene and a Merry Christmas in white embossed powder. This was the card for al of our church family. We all have church mailboxes to get all the latest news and at this time of year, we get to be our own mailmen delivering cards! 

This last card, also in A-6 periwinkle blue and white embossed swirls, has a Spellbinders snowflake in the same periwinkle as the base. I also used a circle die to trim a section of the IO die (above) to frame the section with the churched. This is attached with a single glue dot and has a string of metallic floss for a hanger to make this an ornament for the recipient, in this case, the ladies in my Bible Study Fellowship discussion group.

It may have taken me longer to get things done this year considering my goal was to design a new one each month to have twelve by December, but I'm pleased with this grouping. With so many ideas still running around in my head, I may just get a head start on 2015!!
thanks so much for stopping by...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Tips and Techniques for a Memorable Christmas

Looking for ideas for Christmas countdowns? Be sure to stop HERE for all the details.

The December Literary Challenge was Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
This was my take on it and you can find the whole story and the details on all the extras on the page HERE.

The final Christmas layout is featuring a Christmas recipe showing off some of the step-by-steps to make it and patterned papers for holiday color! Check HERE for the details and recipe info.
thanks for stopping in...