Thursday, March 25, 2010

Remembering a wonderful day...

This time last year, I was just home from a week in Orlando with my family. We spent a wonderful day at Sea World, and I took a million pictures. (of course!) What better way to showcase a bunch of related photos than a mini album?

I started with a MOSD Flipped Out acrylic album. I added color to each of the page edges with alcohol ink. . My LSS had these really fun papers and embellies by Reminisce, so I began building my album to recreate an underwater feel.

I added stickers of coral and fish to the front of some pages and to double sided patterned paper to create lots of depth. Leaving some pages mostly uncovered lets the pages to follow peek through.

Here are some other pages from the album. I used clear buttons to mimic water bubbles and green ribbon for seaweed.

I hope my mini inspires you to get creative with acrylic.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Celebrating the Lord

Easter is coming so much quicker than I realized. I made this little hanger for an Easter gift.

I used the Perfectly Shaped Moon Edge Build a Book page for the background, which I covered in a scrap of cloud-patterned paper. I layered a copy of the 23rd Psalm, which I printed onto tracing paper. I used a Stacker for the title "Celebrating The Lord". I added a couple of lavendar Prima dogwood blossoms to compliment the title, stitched on old sheet music, and added a metal cross charm. I strung vintage lace at the top to hang it.

Time to get the baskets out and hide those eggs!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread....

Oops, now I have that song in my head! In celebration of National Craft Month, I thought the Material Girl line from Cosmo Cricket would go perfectly with some Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs acrylic this month! It is a bit hard to see in the picture, but I used a large rectangle from the Clearly Designed Flip Out Album as my base for the hanging and then added various papers and chipboard pieces. I threaded some ribbon thru the top and plan to hang this in my scrap room near my sewing machine (that collects dust).... One of my goals this year is to learn how to sew - even if it's just on my projects. And yes I photographed my project on a Christmas tree that is still up in my house. I got this rustic tree super cheap and plan to decorate it for the different holidays. And nope it's still not decorated for anything.... I might soon be putting it away in the basement until next December!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Circle Explosion MOSD style!

Hello bloggy friends! It's Amy here with today MOSD post. This month here at MOSD we are celebrating National Craft Month and creating projects that we love, using products that we love. That being Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs lovely products of course!! This month I wanted to focus on circles, just circles. This is something that I would never had attempted in the past, but once I saw this fabulous Circle Intricacy I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I filled in all the circle cut outs with patterned papers to add some more visual interest and then mounted the entire 11x11 Intricasy onto Kraft cardstock. I like that by outlining the Intricasy it allows it to 'pop' right off the bg!

The big circle is a MOSD Perfectly Shaped - Circle. It's made of chipboard and is 6in in diameter. The perfect size!! I covered it in a book page by using a Spray Adhesive and trimming off the excess paper with my Xacto knife. This has come to be one of my favorite ways to cover chipboard. Another thing that I love is the MOSD Journal bits. I used one in black by simply applying it on the green cardstock. These journal spots are fabulous. They add that special touch to your journaling (not to mention make you write in a straight line, which is always a problem for me!!)

Thanks for joining me today in my Circle Explosion project, which I think might now be a Circle Obsession! Please keep checking back to see what else the MOSD DT has up their sleeves! I hope you all are having a lovely week!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


So today in the Chicagoland area it is going to be close to 60 degrees!!! : ) The warmest it has been since the beginning of September!! My neighbors tulips are coming up, there was a squirrel in the yard this morning, we saw geese by the 100's coming back yesterday at lunchtime, and it of course is raining! So all this spring activity had me wanting to do a spring project and of course with spring comes an important holiday to many-Easter. So I created these projects
This Layout is made with the MOSD Easter Spiritual Collection - Edger I inked the edges with My Mind's Eye ink and used a pop dot to pop one of the rocks. I used the edger as an embellishment, I cut the eggs from a piece of pattern paper and framed my picture mat with them. I added my title and its all ready for a special picture from Easter this year.
This card is made with MOSD Easter Spiritual Collection - Round 'Bout I used My Mind's Eye ink to ink the edges of the die cut and then I cut apart the transparency of words. I used an Amuse card and My Mind's Eye pattern paper to create this card.

So go grab yourself some of these great products and create some fun Easter projects today!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lego Mini Book!

My son wanted to take some photos of his new Star Wars Legos and put them in a mini book to take to school since he was chosen to bring something to school this week to share. I knew right away I would create a mini book out of MOSD's Perfectly Shaped Build A Book. My son picked MOSD's Perfectly Shaped Pudgy Rectangle page.

We covered the front and back with Scrappin' Sports & More's Blocks paper. Then added our photos. We left space for my son to write the name of each Lego set and the number of pieces in the set.

Finally we completed the book with MOSD's Spiral Rings as seen in the photos, however after the photos he changed his mind and used MOSD's Snap Rings, either way they both look GREAT! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by the MOSD Blog!