Wednesday, December 31, 2008
There are Stacker collections for most sports - football, karate, softball, and baseball. So pull out those photos and get scrapping!
Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2009!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Journaling blocks can be used for titles--not just for journaling!
They take the chalk inks from Versamark and can be tinted, aged or stamped!
The Swirly Flourish Stick on's can be cut into many pieces to fit your project or
the look you're going for! The trick is to cut them apart before you take them off
the backing paper to make your own configuration like I did on the Fall Festival layout!
I also wanted to say Happy New Year to all!! Wishing you each and everyone the most fantastic 2009!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
With some pre-made treat bags I found at the dollar store, I covered it with a car intracacy and added a contrasting stick on pictogram. It's a perfect size for a MatchBox Car or a little bag of candy!! And it is economical, too! One Intracacy will make THREE treat bags of this size and I didn't use the circle that was surrounding my stick on, so I have that to use for another day as well (hint...see next Sunday's post for details!).
Saturday, December 27, 2008
This is a sample page created using our updated Wedding Edger created by Marcie. The edgers have a new look with gold or silver accents!
Here is a sample page created by Alison using the Wedding Collection Topper.
whatever your occasion - we have a collection for you!
Friday, December 26, 2008
I used a MOSD Cover to Cover Tabbed Album, which has two clear covers and six tabbed chipboard pages. I did have to trace two extra pages from some scrap chipboard in order to finish my album. But, I had some chipboard left over from an Expressions Build-a-Book project, so I was in good shape!
I painted the edges of my covers with Cranberry alcohol ink (Tim Holtz) and white acrylic paint (Tim Holtz paint dabber). The star is Cosmo Cricket naked chipboard that I sprayed with "Gloria Glimmer Mist." (To see a tutorial on how to make your own glimmer mist, go here.) I also used a red MOSD Twirly Gig Stick-On and cut some circles with my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.
The rest of the book contains the printed story from Faith Sisters (I used the Ali's Handwriting font downloaded for free from the CK site). I used a lot of different papers again for this project. For each Christmas symbol, I tried to find an embellishment or a stock photo to match.
Here is the inside of the front cover.
I hope you enjoyed your Christmas Holiday (or other celebration) this past week. This is my last post for 2008, so I will see you again in 2009! Have a Happy and Blessed New Year!
(side note - the two photos I used in this project were downloaded from the Getty Images site.)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Then you realize you forgot your mail carrier or a neighbor drops by unexpectedly.
Having a couple of quick and easy gifts on hand is a great idea. Here is an example...Snowman Soup!
I found this mug at my grocery store for just a dollar. I layered some Snowflake Stick Ons on the mug. Add some Hot Cocoa, mini marshmallows, and a candy cane and a bit of garland and Voila! A festive and fast way to show your thoughtfulness.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Good morning ladies. It is still cold here in MA and we have a wopper of a storm this weekend. My husband said to me he thinks he has never shoulved and snowblowed as much in his life as he did the past three days....poor guy!
I have a really fun layout to show you today. I used some really fun holly funsies from MOSD.
Check out this layout of my son Grant trimming the three this year. I used a page topper, transparency and title from the Chiristmas Traditional Collection and Journaling Stick Ons.
I wanted to keep this simple and it really worked well. I also added some supplies from Karen Foster, Technique Tuesday and My Minds Eye.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday. Enjoy and thanks for looking!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
2. Speaking of Stacker Collections.... My favorite collection to date is the: Travel Collection --- it's one of the first I designed for MOSD and I just remember falling in love. Now I just need to take a trip so I have something to Scrap!
3. Scrapbooking - this is such a wonderful hobby. I am so thankful for all the moments over the past year I scrapbooked. My children now join me and have become quite creative in their endevors! Here they are on their very first scrap day with my good friend Judy!
4. My favorite section in the MOSD Gallery is the "out of the box" category... our designers are Amazing and they always amaze me! I do not think out of the box - I am very black and white in my designs. I can't pick a favorite designer or a favorite project - but I have to say this one made me smack my head saying - Why can't I think of coll stuff like that!
So there you have it --- a few of MY favorite things! Have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and enjoy Kwanza Everyone!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Here are two cards I made using the MOSD Snowflake Stick-Ons. (Both cards appeared on the Card Sketch A Day site in December!)
For this first card I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to emboss the blue paper. Then I sewed all around the edge (yes, with an actual sewing machine, which I did not break, not exactly anyway...). I trimmed the words from a sheet of scrapbook paper, and hand-sewed them to the card (and I did not even sew the card to my shirt this time!). I added the Snowflake Stick-Ons, and ta-da, a card!
This next card took advantage of the new Inchies craze. (Which is an old technique and used to be called Deco Squares.) I trimmed some squares of paper and added Snowflake Stick-Ons and some glitter with clear Stickles and a glitter pen. Easy and cute!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Here's what you'll need:
3 pages from a Clearly Designed Acrylic Easel Album
MOSD Snowflake Stick Ons in pink and blue
Large chipboard letters (I used Making Memories)
Zip Dry adhesive
Ribbon / ric rac of your choice
1. Begin by randomly placing the snowflake Stick Ons to the backs of the 3 acrylic pages.
2. Glue the large chipboard letters to the front side of the acrylic.
3. Outline 3 edges of the pages with adhesive. Add mica flakes over adhesive. Shake off the excess.
4. Tie bow on center hole of each page with coordinating ribbon.
5. Thread banner using remaining ribbon and hang where desired. I like how the frosty effect works with my tree.
Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
How to make the Joy Bird Ornament
Swirl Flourish Stick On Set in brown or black
a scrap piece of Chipboard (the back of a legal pad works or spiral notebook)
Chipboard Accents (I used Chatterbox bracket chipboard and Tim Holtz Grunge board bird)
Ink/paint (for this project I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim holtz and Radiant Rain in Hot Cinnamon (for the bird)
Christmas Red Stickles
Script stamp or some other small background stamp
Alphabet stickers or stamp set ( I used the letter stickers in the Chatterbox Christmas set)
Cover the Chipboard with patterned paper and trim to size--I always use a nail file--seriously the best thing for chipboard edges if you like the distressed look--I buy mine at the local Dollar tree. Sand the edges of the paper. Add ink to edges to distress further
Paint your bird or other chipboard design and let dry. To save time you could use a preprinted holiday chipboard piece.
Once the radiant rain has dried or the paint has dried. Stamp your background design in black over the top of it. This is a script stamp that I use on tons of projects!
Now take your chipboard frame and outline the edges with Christmas red Stickles. Let dry.
Once dry adhere to the Chipboard square.Now it's time to put your Swirl Flourish Stick on's on top of the elements.
Layer the chipboard bird or other chipboard ornament top of it.
Add the letter stickers to spell out your sentiment--I chose Joy for mine.
Next you'll put a ribbon holder on the top of it--by gluing it on the back of the chipboard square. If you'd like you can cover the back of the ornament with a coordinating piece of pattern paper or cardstock to cover up where the ribbon is glued on.
Have a Fantastic Week!
Monday, December 15, 2008
I used the Hip To Be Square album to create this fun memory album for my DH. I drilled holes using his drill press to to make room for me to stitch the threads on the baseball on the front cover. The album acrylic is so easy to make holes in and using the drill press was super fun. I just felt so handy....lol. I used acrylic paint to create the baseball and then stitched with red thread to finish it off.
Here is a close up of the baseball.
On this page I used the Journaling Bits Stick ONn, some paper strips and some Cosmo Cricket Get Happy paper. Here is a view of the page that is under the acrylic cover. I love how you can see the Fenway sign in the top right of the cover.
This next page uses more Journaling Bits and the Stick On Parentheses. Some other fun touches and this page was done. I cut a circle out with my 3 inch punch and the Journaling Bits fit just perfect in the middle.
For this last page I used a MOSD Monogram "T" for Tradition. I cut out a circle again with my punch and pop dotted this embellishment off the page.
One last thing...this album is so easy to make and so quick to put together. I can see some coordinating papers with some holiday photos, maybe you can paint a Christmas Tree on the front, poke some holes and add brads or bling as ornaments. How about giving this a try and giving one to a friend or family member as a gift this holiday season. My little book is going in my Mini Album Bowl that sits on my coffee table.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
For all your holiday pictures...why not try a Christmas Stacker set? Use them alone on a layout or with one of our albums. Either way, you can't go wrong!
Want to make your gift a little more personalized? Try a Build A Book. You can choose the word. These are especially nice for those hard-to-find names. Just ask my daughter, Bailee!
Need some stocking stuffers or something for your secret santa? Stick ons make a great option! They come in so many shapes and sizes, you'll want to try a few of each!!
For those pictures you want to set on your desk, try a Clearly Designed Desk Top Album.
The possibilities are endless...so let your creativity be your guide. Need to know where to find these items? Try our Retail Locator. MOSD prides ourselves on excellent customer service and products, so if you see something that your retailer doesn't have, let them know we can get it for them with very low minimums!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I had a Cover to Cover Mini Flip album in my stash and was wondering what to make with it. This album is approx. 4x3 inches, has two clear covers, and 6 chipboard pages. All the pages are 3-hole punched to accommodate three rings on the 4 inch side. Hmmmm what to make what to make what to make?
I ended up with 8 gift tags! Check them out! This first one has a stamped and embossed tree (Stampin' Up) and a Bo Bunny embellishment.