Saturday, February 27, 2010

FINALLY...TIME to SCRAP for ME again:)

Hello bloggers:)

I just can't remember the last time I sat down to papercraft JUST FOR ME, lol!  Going to school full time, working part time, and teaching Frugal Scrappin' classes has really kept me away from the reason I began crafting to begin with...I LOVE to CREATE:)

With that in mind, I've decided to make myself a little "journal" to remind myself why I love this craft...I've called this little "journal" I CREATE THEREFORE I I know it's not really an original title, but since I made this album doing what I do best...use ALL different types of "scraps" to make things...I was very happy to dig into my sticker drawer and randomly add stickers (yes, I said stickers, lol) to each page as I created inspirational messages on each page, using the MOSD Clearly Designed Easel.

I love the way I will be able to stand this easel up on my scrappin' table and can easily flip through the pages to give myself the inspiration I sometimes need to get my creativity kicked into high gear.

Since using stickers is DEFINITELY NOT something I do, it was kind of fun to take myself back to simpler times in my paper crafting past when stickers were an exciting medium to use in my crafting.  It was kind of nostalgic in a weird, frugal scrappin' sort of way:)

Another thing I did was leave each page clear for the most part (other than the stickers, of course)...and oh yes, a bit of paint...a girl's gotta use a bit of "grunge" doesn't she?

Anyway, I love the fact that I can see every page behind what is shown adds dimension (and also displays how my mind works)...always going in a million different directions in a collage kind of way...layers on top of layers of ideas swirling around in my head...kind of makes my dizzy sometimes, lol...

Ok, ok, onto pics of the project...

This first Page says:  I CREATE THEREFORE I AM

This page has a quote I love:
Go confidently in the direction of your DREAMS...Live the live you have imagined.

Here I got creative and added the word enthusiasm horizontally..the rest is easy to read:)

This one, I have to admit is harder to read on-line, but it says:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

This page has "imagine" down the side and begins my line:

Imagine this is life without rules...ART!

This back page is interesting, too...since this is an easel, the first page shows through the last page, so all I actually have on this page is "HAPPY MEMORIES and DREAM looks like it reads with the front cover showing the I CREATE therefore...again, though...

Cool, huh?


Your friendly (and very happy) Frugal Scrapper...aka Lori

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My boys are edgy

For those who don't know me, I am a mom of five, and FOUR of them are boys!
Needless to say, I only have a zillion boy pictures to scrap.
I decided to create a mini that will showcase some of the many random shots of my guys in action.
I started with a MOSD Acrylic Flipped Out Album, and added lots of paper and embellies from Little Yellow Bicycle.

That's when the fun started...

One of my favorite things to do is find different ways to create interest by adding details along the edges of the acrylic pages. So I broke out my black and white acrylic paints, Bic Mark It blue and black markers, and my newest discovery - a Krylon silver leafing pen. All of the supplies used are acid free, so fear not if that is a concern for you.
Sidebar about the Krylon leafing pen - this goes on beautifully and dries quickly. You use it just like a marker. The silver edges of the album work really well with the silver accents in the LYB papers. Check one out - I found mine at my LSS.
Here is some closeups of some other page details. For this one, I used a blue Bic marker to outline the edge of the page, then used a black Slick writer to add black dots for detail:

On this page I swiped black acrylic paint along the page edges. Once the paint was dry, I used my leafing pen to add more detail. This is a view of the back side of the page:

I hope that I've given you some ideas for how to dress up your acrylic pages.
Please feel free to post your fave tips and techniques here!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Little Sugar

I have pictures of my two cats that have been collecting for a couple of years, just waiting to be scrapped. When I saw the compact size of this Cover 2 Cover Mini Flip album, I knew I could create something unique for those photos.

The acrylic cover got a makeover using Staz-On ink and a stencil cut from the Paw Print Intricacy. I added a title that I made with my Dymo label maker, tied on some ribbon, and added a 7 Gypsies buckle.

On the inside pages, I used up scraps of various patterned papers, all in the light aqua and black & white colors. I stapled a piece of ribbon to each page to use a tab. I tied a Tim Holtz Word Stick onto one of the rings. Now it's ready to fill with photos of my little fur-babies.

Have a great week. We're getting more snow here in North Texas!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Love U Card

I wanted to use the Picto Gram Heart Stick On for my project this month in honor of Valentine's Day. I also had the good fortune to win some Shimmerz Vibez in Razzle Dazzle Berry recently and had originally planned to spray it onto the Stick On to change the color. As I often do, I changed my mind and decided to spray one of the Perfectly Shaped Scalloped Album Pages (made from chipboard) instead and left the hearts white. The white side of the album page has a little shine to it, so when I sprayed the Shimmerz spray, it continued to spread some, which I thought made a neat affect on the white. The page is actually scalloped on all four sides, but I cut off part of one side, so that it would fit on my card.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Perfectly Shaped Tabbed 'Notebook'

Hello fellow Scrappers! Amy here with today's blog post. I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and have lots to scrap about. This month MOSD has been focusing on 'love' as our overall theme so I decided to create a project based around something I it's not your typical object of affection, but I have a huge love for creating lists. I will create a list for everything and anything. I guess you could call it more like an obsession! Yes, it's that bad. So for my MOSD project I created a notebook for myself to keep all my lists in one place. (I am also known for loosing these precious lists I create.)

MOSD has some of the most amazing Perfectly shaped Build a Book pages imaginable. For this book I used 5 Perfectly Shaped - Tabbed pages. This gave me the exact look I was going for, and will hopefully keep me a little more organized as well! And as always I used MOSD Spiral Rings to hold the book together. I don't know if I could live without those rings!
I simply cut the tabs off in the appropriate places so the pages layered effectively. This was so easy...just used my Xacto knife and we were good to go!
I cut regular copy paper to size and added it in between the chipboard pages. Which is another reason that MOSD Spiral Rings are a plus - I can always go back and replace my paper at anytime. Love it!

Thank you all for stopping by the MOSD blog today. I hope you are all inspired to create something you love - no matter what it is!!


Monday, February 15, 2010

I Love You!

Hi everyone! It's Marisa with my February MOSD project to share with you! Valentine's Day has come and gone, but love is always in the air!! The theme for my project is love and hearts! I used MOSD mini scallop perfectly shaped chipboard for this decorative piece. I love this chipboard. It is versatile and there are so many things you can do with it! For my project, I used a template to cut a heart shape out of the middle of the chipboard. Then I adhered a piece of acetate to it. I place my sentiment on another piece of mini scallop perfectly shaped chipboard and adhered both pieces together! Super simple and easy to do!

Be sure to check out the MOSD website for all of the great products that are available! Once you get to the website, go to the store locator to find the retailer near you that has these great products!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week and come back for more awesome inspiration from all of the MOSD designers!! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

LOVE is in the Air

yes so today is the day of Love, where relationships be it friendships, or romantic ones are acknowlegded. I am fortunate to share with you all today the union of two people who have been married now for 24yrs, and I have to say that it's been a wonderful ride. Now onto my project, I am in love with the flip acrylic album. I used Pink Paislee's Cupid collection. Which is perfect with the album and our theme of Love. Just a quick note, when creating with Acrylic it's best if you used Double Sided Paper this way you can see the opposite side of the pattern on the other side.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

First I would like the wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! May your day be filled with lots of love!!!

I used the "flipped out" acrylic to make my card. I cut the bottom one 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" and the top one 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I used alcohol inks cranberry and silver and then used embellies. I added my sentiment and voila!!! An original Valentine's card! I really love the alcohol inks on acrylic. It's super easy to use and the effect is stunning! TFL! :D

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Will you... my Valentine? I just LOVE Valentine's Day! I love it SO much while dating my husband I think I told him a million times I thought it would be SO romantic to get engaged for Valentine's Day! And guess what he actually paid attention to that! I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day with your loved ones!

And in case you are still scrambling for an last minute Valentine I have a quick and easy idea for you! I made these adorable magnetic Valentines that can also double as a decoration for years to come! I started with a MOSD Perfectly Shaped Build A Book page as my base. I used K&Company Valentine pattern paper and covered the page, I also used some of the coordinating embellishments to decorate the page. I used pop dots to lift some of the items and give some dimension to my page. When I was done embellishing the page I placed a magnet on the back and now the Valentine can be hung up as a decoration as well!

So now go grab some MOSD perfectly shaped pages and supplies and create your own Valentines today!


Have a GREAT one!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Card!

Happy February and Happy Birthday to ME! :)

In my extended family we have a ton (9 to be exact) between February 1st & February 15th ... so it's only fitting that I present you with a birthday card this month! :)

My birthday card features:
MOSD's Birthday Bright Collection - Edger
MOSD's Build a Book Perfectly Shaped - Mini Scallop
Build a Book Perfectly Shaped - Curly Bracket

I had so much fun playing with MOSD's Birthday Bright Collection - Edger! All of the pieces are already cut for you to piece together, however you can still make it your own like I did by adding the orange and yellow present on the left and by adding Stickles to parts of it. I also made the Edger pop off the card by adding pop dots under it.

The MOSD's Build a Book Perfectly Shaped - Mini Scallop and Build a Book Perfectly Shaped - Curly Bracket were the perfect sizes for my card. To add extra dimension, I added cardstock to the front of the Curly Bracket page, sanded the edges and layered on top of the Mini Scallop page. The ribbon, colored staples, circle rubons & letter stickers complete the card - with it's fun bright colors can be used for a boy or a girl!

Thanks for stopping by the MOSD blog! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Come on, Spring!

Take heart... Spring IS on its way!
he he.
Are you like me... ready for warmer weather?!
I'm so ready to see some flowers... and butterflies!
I'm using MOSD's adorable little "Show Off" album
for my springy project today.
The "Show Off" album comes with
two acylic covers and 4 cardboard pages.
I love using decorative paper in these little albums
but sometimes the paper is too thin to use all by itself.
This is where the cardboard pages come in handy.
They add durability to the album.
And since you know the album is going to be
looked at and looked at and looked at,
it needs to be sturdy and durable.
I'm showing this album without pictures
because I am... yes, waiting for spring.  ;-)
I can't wait to take photos of my kids
and get them in this adorable album.
The simplicity of my album
gives you an opportunity to use your creativity
and decide in what direction you might go further with it.
I believe that's how life is...
God gives it to us... in a simple form.
Then He says, "Now, go do something with it!"
Here's wishing you a warm and a simple day!
I wonder what you might do with it?  :-)
"I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the fullest."  John 10:10b