Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
To obtain the materials you will need for this project and other Mosaic Moments Grid Papers for Scrapbooking Click here to visit Wish in the Wind, LLC to do your shopping!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
This week on Tami's Blog at TamiPotter.com in the Design Each Moment Tips and Techniques section I've shared a new technique using fall's wonderful colors to create tiles to use on your Mosaic Moments. I've used the wonderful colorful leaves and incorporated them into a frame for a Inspirational Verse perfect for your Thanksgiving décor!
|Julie gave us two wonderful layouts this is the first|
|Julies's Second layout|
|Candy was our winner! Congrats Candy|
|This was my layout!|
There are more on the Story Board at Journella.com from Shannon and Lori. Lori got almost all the items on the list! You really need to visit their pages and look at some of the fantastic photos everyone took for this challenge. See if you can identify their macro shot items!
Have they inspired you? I hope so! If you'd like to try this on your own be sure to follow this link below to the store!
Click here to visit Wish in the Wind, LLC
There's going to be a fabulous sale Thanksgiving weekend so be sure to plan ahead and shop from the comfort of you home!
Glad to have you stop by!
Friday, November 1, 2013
2014 Mosaic Moments Design Team Submissions
- Strong Photography Skills (Looking for DT Members who LOVE to take pictures!)
- Great Craftsmanship (please do not send or post images that are dark, blurry, or that make your pages look like they are warped - see tip links below.)
- Social Involvement - Cheer on the current Design Teams Members, show off your personal work, let us know who you are on facebook... Let us know you want to be part of the team!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
|detailed view of cutouts, love that depth you get doing this to your pages!|
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Design Team for a great product.
Design Team for 2014.
received by November 15th to be considered.
Friday, October 4, 2013
This is just a quick update with a new post I have in the Tips & Techniques section of Tami Potter's blog titled Misting Three Ways.
In this post I explored using Mosaic Moments RTC Grid Paper in Ivory for a gift giving idea. This wall hanging will hold nine photos measuring 3 1/4" square or eight photos and a center title.
I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays to create the background and leaf embellishments. This quick tutorial shows you three different ways to use the mist.
If you have grandparents that get an annual photo of the family, why not plan to make something a bit more memorable and oh so quick to do.
|the final result|
Be sure to stop in often to the Tips & Technique section at Tamipotter.com where I will be contributing articles, and you'll always find great ideas from Tami and the staff.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
As a postscript: Just a small mention that the author of The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy, passed away Tuesday, October 1st, at the age of 66 years old. I've loved his books especially the very first one I read that inspired the title of this post. He will be missed.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Come and visit the finished project on Journella HERE...but for now here are the two of the basket weave elements I added to my layout for this challenge.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Next year is going to be a busy year for being a grandparent! Earlier this year my youngest daughter married and then in June announced they would be adding to our family in late January! How excited they are, but it means so many choices they have to make...like an apt. that will hold them!! As newly marrieds and first baby on the way the MUST haves out weigh the would like to have frills. That's true for so many just starting out. I don't think it needs to be so harsh. Yes, they need sleepers, diapers, onesies, sheets and blankets. All those will come no doubt one way or the other. The gift I have just finished for them is a little bit of a luxury to some, but necessary to me!
I think it is essential to document your baby's life, and in particular the events of their first year. It should be fun and not a chore. Some of those baby books can be so forgettable and you may start and never finish. This one allows the parents to "just add pictures". Yes, there may be some modifications to fit the mats, a few facts to add, but it is nearly complete and will be fun to finish! It is a perfect gift for some one special and dear to you. I've done a 12 x 12 size here but there is also an 8x8 size that you could do something similar. They've been a hit with those I've made these for before, but this time I did it with colors Libby approved.
Lib isn't a girly girl pink and purple kinda girl, so she didn't want pretty pastels but bold and bright colors. For a boy, that wouldn't be so bad but harder for me to swallow if it's a girl on the way. So I dove into this project to complete it before we all found out...boy or girl.
I began with 12 blank 12x12 Calendar pages from Mosaic Moments.
I also used two 12x12 grids in each of these colors: red, orange, yellow, blue, lime green and green.
I cut my own paper mats for each layout out of a pack of Best Occasions Primary colors Deluxe Cardstock (Wal-Mart). It's a 200 8x8 size pack that gave me plenty to work with and assured me enough paper to be consistent through out the book. The vivid colors matched well with the papers I chose to use from Doodlebug Designs.
The purpose of the calendar is two-fold. One, it gives them a place to record all of baby's firsts...and a scrapbook page to put photos of baby from that month, side by side. Something I have also found to be a fun idea is to use a 1-1/4" punch (EK Success) to punch out portions of photos to fit in the calendar space. So they could include a photo from each day if they wanted, or just some of the highlights, a special visit or occasion.
This album will begin either in January or February depending on when baby arrives, she will be able to add the dates with a set of rubber stamps and a 2014 calendar. Picking from the 12 pattern pages she can choose whatever she likes for each month. Although the pages are bright they will only serve as mats in a narrow 1/8" border and will be toned down quite a bit once completed. She can add journaling wherever she wants to and even leave some spaces open.
I had searched all over for rub-on dates that the scrapbook stores usually have, but could not find any anywhere. Now I see them being advertised for calendar making in time for the new year. So if you are inclined to do this project plan ahead...or you can find a set of stamps perfect for the job HERE by Tami Potter of Mosaic Moments.
|Patterns from left to right top row first: |
|Patterns from left to right top row first:|
#34 - #80 - not a pattern
#3 - #10 - #12
|detail of pattern page #3|
|detail of the pattern paper used to choose the colors for the layout.|
|close-up of one of the page sections.|
|Months cut with Cricut and Xyron for adhesive. Added to back side of sheet of paper it is perfect for holding down on the Cricut mat and then placing on the calendars. The intricate curves of the lettering are easily covered.|
|Title colors to match each of the pages.|
And for Libby and Tony, they will be having a little girl! Tony will get his little princess...and Libby may have to get used to a new color palette!
If you'd like to purchase the Mosaic Moments Grids, Calendar pages or rubber stamps please follow this link to snapncrop.com where you can purchase any of these items.
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