Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Are you sneezing your way through Spring? I sure am! I went outside this morning and my car is covered in Pollen - my burgundy car is literally yellow. So follow me as I make this jump...cuz this really is how my brain works...I went from sneezing allergies to sneezing stickers.

How long have you been scrapbooking - what do your first pages look like - do you have sticker sneezes all over them. You know what I mean - you scrapped all your pictures - some are even cut into shapes and then you filled in all the white space with stickers randomly stuck on your page. I know I have some pages like that!

So here is the deal - I want to see those sneezes and I want to see where you are in your scrapbooking now - post two photos (or links to photos) in the comment section and you could go from Stickers to Stick-Ons. We will randomly select a winner to send a prize package of Stick-Ons.

Monday, April 27, 2009

I had a dream...

You may not know this about me - but a lot of MOSD products come to me in my dreams. I know it sounds silly - but I literally dream that I am scrapbooking - like I am looking over my own shoulder and seeing what I am up to. The night before last I had one of these dreams (okay please stop laughing or I won't tell you about it...). This time it wasn't a new product but a new technique with an existing product - it is going to be an engineering feet - but I think once I have it all figured out it will be easy to teach. Although I will warn you that like all dreams sometime I see myself doing things that really aren't possible in real life - like say flying.

Anyway, I am rambling now - I haven't had a chance to try this new technique so I can't really tell you if it is going to work or not - but stay tuned - if it works I think you are going to love it!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Can You Make a Card with That?!

I was looking at my Perfectly Shaped pages, which are made from chipboard, and wondering...if I could turn one into a card. Well, turns out I could!

I attached paper to the front and back of the Perfectly Shaped page, which required some fast work with a craft knife. I used some Scenic Route paper for the front and some plain red cardstock for the back. Then I used a MOSD Stacker collection for the "title." I attached the acetate strip to the front of the card with some brads. I stamped "you & me" with a with some Staz-on ink.

To make the chipboard page into a card, I cut a piece of printed cardstock to size, then scored it at 1/2" from the top. I used a tape runner to attach that scored flap to the back of the chipboard page, thus making a hinge. And TA-DA, a card!

I added a photo of my friend Beverly and me, which covered up the ends of the brads, and a sentiment to the inside. Now, this card is ready to go!

What interesting thing have you made lately with MOSD products?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Stacker Collections

I have a few Stacker Collections sitting around here, waiting for some love. I have used the Easter ones before, so I was trying to think of a unique way to use them so that they would look "new" and "different." Then, I hit on an idea and made this page.

I ended up using parts from several Easter Stacker Collections to make this page. Can you see how I attached the transparency from one of the monogram sets to the top of the flower? Cool, huh?! I also used the Celebrating transparency from another set, and the cross from yet another!

What can you make from your Stackers?

Monday, April 13, 2009

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MOSD Blog...well if you are reading this you already know about the blog! Great project ideas form our designers, new release information, and eye spies!

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There you have it - stay connected with MOSD to find out the latest and greatest happenings!

Have a terrific week!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ink Swatch

We have all seen paint chips in the hardware or home improvement store, and we've all seen fabric swatches and even cardstock swatches. The other day, I was in a stamping store (Stamping Details in Poway, CA) and they had some tags which they had turned into ink swatches! What a cool idea! I am forever forgetting which inks I have and which I don't, so I thought a swatch would be a cool thing to carry in my purse. However, it needs to be small and durable.

I had a Petite (key chain) album from MOSD in my stash and thought it would make a cool swatch book for my Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The album is 2x2 and comes with two clear covers and four chipboard pages. I used some scrap chipboard left over from another MOSD project to make some extra pages for my swatch book. The chipboard was easy to cut with my Fiskars trimmer and I rounded the corners with my Round-it-All tool.

I covered each page with white cardstock (from the scrap bag!) and then stamped an image with each ink color, then labeled the pages with a Zig pen. Easy peasy! I used some black Staz-On ink to decorate the little clear acrylic covers.

When I add more ink colors, I can just add more pages! And this is small enough to stick in my purse so that when I'm in a craft store I don't have to try to remember which ink I still need!

And aren't these Hero Arts stamps to die for?! I've had these ladies in my stash for a long time and they are just too fun for words!

I hope you have fun making your own swatch book! MOSD products are such fun to play with and the possibilities are endless!

Happy Easter to everyone! May the Lord bless each of you!

- Gloria

Monday, April 6, 2009

I spy with my little eye...Egg Hunt

Check out this fantastic project kit by Melissa of Legacy Paper Arts.

Talk about a great way to capture all those Easter egg hunting pictures. Check out the detail on those paper piecing. It isn't often that you see this quality and amount of detail in a scrapbook kit! Can you even image trying to do that yourself? Guess what, you don't have to! Melissa has done it all for you and put it in a fantastic project kit. And you know what....all of LPA's kits have this quality and detail. Legacy Paper Arts offers a unique assortment of beautiful scrapbooking kits. With both page layouts and project kits - all shipped at a 5.99 flat rate - how can you beat that?!

We love what Melissa did with one of MOSD's word books! Check out LPA today!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter is Just Around the Corner

I'm not sure how it happened, but it's April already, and Easter is just around the corner. I am not sure why, but it sneaks up on me faster and faster every year!

I've been working through my older photos, and am up to 2004. I found these photos from Easter, and had an idea to scrap them using a clear background page.

MOSD sells clear "cover sets" in various sizes, and 12x2 is one of the sizes you can order. I only had one in my stash, so I knew I had to get the page right the first time! (The reason I was a bit worried, is that I ruined a 6x6 cover the other day!)

This is the page I came up with.

I painted the edges of the clear 12x12 cover to make it stand out. Then I distressed some Rusty Pickle Chocolate Bunnies paper (found at the San Diego Expo last summer!) and added that to the clear cover. I simply used my ATG for adhesive. It sticks very well to the acrylic.

I found some blue Thickers in my stash to use for the title. I also found the basket in my button bin. Not sure who needs a huge basket button, but I had one! I snipped off the back and attached it to the page with a Glue Dot. I punched a few eggs with a small punch, and added a flower to jazz up the basket.

I hope you'll give clear pages a try!

- Gloria