Friday, July 23, 2010


I primarily work from home, which for me is a good thing. However, I'm spending a lot of time this summer in meetings at the office. We have one woman who takes care of EVERYTHING at the office, including prepping for all of my meetings. I made this little hanging for her just to let her know that I appreciate all the help she gives me.

I used the Perfectly Shaped circle scallop page for the background, which I painted with a few colors of acrylic paint. Then I layered on a piece of the flower Intricacy that I spritzed with Glimmer Mist. I layered on some flowers and made the title with some alphas in my stash.

This little hanger came together so quickly using the MOSD products!

Stay tuned to see what the rest of the design team has to share...


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beach Fun Indeed!

We spend so much time at our local
theme park where there is a mock beach
and super fun waterpark during the summer.
Of course, you KNOW I have tons of pictures!
The "Beach" in my title is from
MOSD's Stacker Collections
and accompanying it is the great piece from the
Stick Ons Journaling Bits.
What more fun way to cherish my "beach" pictures
than to showcase them in a really fun mini album?!
MOSD's Perfectly Shaped Build a Book pages
are SO perfect for creating
the most fun and interesting little mini albums!
I used all sorts of shapes from the
Perfectly Shaped Build a Book selections.
Be sure to hop over to the MOSD website
to veiw them all!
I just love how my Stampin' Up! paper is
really highlighted by the overlapping pages!
I can't wait to add this year's photos!
Happy Summer!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

::life with you::

EssenseVibez in the Houseeeeeeee---coming to you with a project for the month of July—oh oh oh just so you know, i'll be posting twice a month with some delish projects using the MIDNIGHT OIL PRODUCTS--who by the way has THE most fantastikal products ever!

here is a simple minibook i made for my daughter to leave at her desk when she thinks about her boys or just showoff to her coworkers--
i used the Midnight Oil Perfectly Shaped Build a Book Shapes
they come in so many shapes it's hard to decide which ones you want to create with--

i painted each piece--added grid paper on one side, distressed the edges and inked some flourishes--then i added cute photoz of my grandsons--and wrote what i wanted the boys to know and understand the importance of brotherhood and family--more shapes and photoz will be added later--

now, if you’re interested in any of the MOSD products {which I know you are} go to the link located on the left sidebar and take a look at what they have to offer--

as always, thank you for coming to our blog--please enjoy our design team member creations as we continue our MOSD journey---remain blessed!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

With all my heart...

I used the MOSD Friendship Edger
for my card today.
After having a fantastic vacation with a dear friend
that I hadn't seen in two years,
I figured she deserved a "paper hug."
That's what our paper creations are, you know...
when you give them away,
they become "paper hugs."
This particular MOSD Edger
originally states "Hold a Friend with Both Hands"
and features a cute little antique telephone,
you know... the kind you hold "with both hands."
Very clever!
And the words are meant to lay over the die cut strip.
I changed my edger up a bit so you could
see the various ways you can work with these great tools.
So the inside of my card reads...

Here's wishing you friendship, hugs, and kisses today!

Friday, July 9, 2010

T-Ball Mini album

(OK so I am finally back online and working problem free again! Gotta love computers-huh?! So I am a couple days late-sorry!)
So for the boys T-ball coach who was an OUTSTANDING coach I wanted to do something really special to thank him for all he has done for the boys so I grabbed my trusty MOSD products and some of the new super fun BoBunny paper and began creating away! I made a mini album for the coach with various pictures I had taken during the season showing just how involved and dedicated the coach was to the kids. I started with Perfectly Shaped Build A Book Pages, I added one of the Clearly Designed Album pages, I thought the Razzle Dazzle Cover Up in black looked a lot like the chain link fences at the baseball fields so I used that on a page, I also added a piece of the Star Intricacy Paper with a Clearly Stated Transparency over it. This was SO much fun to put together and there are SO many MOSD products that can mixed and matched to create one of your own! The coach was beyond touched and was speechless upon receiving such a personal gift! I think it was a success! ; )

Thanks for looking and I hope I inspired you to go grab some MOSD products and create a fun mini album of your own for a gift or just for yourself!


Christmas in July!!

Wow I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. We are half we through already, and even though it's summer in the USA it's when I begin to think about the Joys of Christmas. The family parties and lets not forget that Christmas Shopping List.  Well in early celebration of Christmas  I created a Banner using MOSD Perfectly Shaped Home Plate. I turned the Shapes upside down and viola a banner was created I also loved how easy it was to stitch the pattern paper right onto the Home Plate.

Monday, July 5, 2010

God's Love and Joy...

Friends of ours were recently blessed with a
sweet baby boy
so I just had to make them a precious card
to congratulate them.
With the help of MOSD,
you can see how gorgeous
this sweetly simple card turned out to be.
I used the "Babies and Children" Clearly Stated transparencies
for the inside of my card
and the "Baby of Mine" Topper for the cover.
Truly, God's love and joy have
come into our friends' lives.
May your lives be equally blessed!