Thursday, October 31, 2013

POP your pages!

Are you looking for a technique that will make your pages stand out?

detailed view of cutouts, love that depth you get doing this to your pages!

Follow the link to the article on Tami's Blog to my latest article in  Tips & Techniques  and the project for incorporating an 8.5" x 11" Mosaic Moments Grid into a 12" x 12" layout. In it you will see how adding some borders, punching a few tiles out and adding bold patterned paper can really make your scrapbook page take on a whole new look.
If you have border punches that you'd like to use more than you do, you will find the possibilities to turn your photos into a features in your albums that will bring wow's from friends and family, and you'll be able to share with them how to do it too! 

Now the time is here! Tomorrow begins the posting for the Scavenger Hunt on the Story Board at If you'd like to know more and  get in on the fun you can download the brochure with the information. All entries must be posted no later than midnight EST/EDT on November 7th. 

What did you find along the way? come and show us!
Still need a few materials to work with? 
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mosaic Moments 2014 Design Team Call

Scrapbook enthusiasts here's your chance to join a great
Design Team for a great product.
Mosaic Moments has announced their search for the next
Design Team for 2014.
Could it be you?
Do you love a hands on handmade scrapbooking style?  Then this just might be for you! Check out the details
But Hurry!!
All Mosaic Moments™ Design Team applications must be
received by November 15th to be considered.
Not familiar with the Mosaic Moments Grid Paper? You'll need it to submit your application so you can go here to shop:
Then get busy! Have fun! Enjoy!!
Here's a few of my favorite layouts using
Mosaic Moments grid paper done for a few of our  
Design Team Challenges from the past two years.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Misting Three Ways

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 where I will be contributing articles, and you'll always find great ideas from Tami and the staff.

Click here to visit Wish in the Wind, LLC for all you Mosaic Moments Products. Thanks for stopping in and hope you'll be back!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hunting for Red in October

The November Mosaic Moments Open Challenge:
The Scavenger Hunt
or what I like to think of it as...
 My comfortable color palette resides firmly in the green-blue-violet side of the color wheel. Except, when fall rolls around. Normally red, orange, and yellow are not colors I lean towards for clothes, d├ęcor or anything. But it's fall. And the color of fall is nothing if there are no reds, oranges or yellows to fill the skies. And some years, all we've had is a dull brown as the weather shifts too fast for fall to bloom and glow. A fall without that brilliant blast of natures paintbrush really just adds to the somber mood as winter arrives and stays...and stays...and...well you get the point!   
 So, each year my goal is to find those colors...especially red. So much so that I have several burning bushes planted in the yard. Even my dogwoods are in their full fall rusty reds and I'm happy because I know it's going to be a wonderful colorful fall! And I want to capture it all in my photos and in my scrapbooking. The challenge I have designed will help you to enjoy and remember the fall of 2013, won't you join us?
There are a few things you will need to have to participate.
1. You must use the Mosaic Moments Grid Papers. they are available for purchase  at this link:

2. And you must post your pages to Journella's Story Board. You will need to open an account but that is easy with a Facebook log-in or your email. There is no cost. This is just a safeguard.
3. There is a time frame for posting. You can post your completed layouts beginning November 1st and the last day to post is November 7th midnight EST.
To get all the details you can pick up the handy brochure that explains
the who, what, where and when of
 The Scavenger Hunt so you can play along!!
There is also a Pinterest board with examples and ideas.
I hope you will play along with us! We'd love to see what fall looks like for you!
for now...I've got to get that Red before it is gone or October is over!!
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

Mosaic Moments Challenge #19 Basket Weave

Here's a tease for the layout I've presented:

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.

Weave One

I began with a paper tile the size of the area to be covered, then gathered all the ribbons to be used,  I ran a row of double-sided tape along the outside edges of the square and began arranging the ribbons in the order I wanted them to be, fitting things edge to edge. The ribbons are different colors and sizes so it was important to keep them mixed in both directions.
 I know it looks like a mess and you'd be 100% correct. However, with a little patience
it does work out in the end.

...almost done...

After adjusting and tugging and pulling it into place I was finally 
seeing what I wanted in my final product.

Now all it needs are the "toppers,"
you'll have to visit Journella HERE to see how it is used when it's complete.
 Weave Two
Begin with two identical photos.
Cut one in 1/2" wide horizontal strips, the other in 1/2" wide vertical strips.
begin with one of each strip in the top left corner to do a typical over and under weaving process like you did in grade school.

Be careful not to scratch your photo, but you have to try to get them as tight as possible as you go or you will have holes and maybe even gaps in your final photo. Keep an eye on the photo to see where things are lining up. Don't sacrifice the photo for no gaps!!

In the end this is how this bouquet of flowers turned out. Granted, I chose to use this photo because I thought the bouquet would be the most forgiving when things were a little off, but you can experiment with a few of your own choices and see what you come up with. 

Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you'll come and see the final layout too.