Friday, April 23, 2010

What Do You Get a Rock Star for His Birthday?

For this month, I made a birthday card using two Perfectly Shaped Build-A-Book pages and part of a star Intricacy.

I covered the chipboard book pages with scraps of paper and then layered the star Intricacy on the front. I chose chipboard pieces that were different sizes so you could see the interior patterend paper peeking through the front. I joined the two pages using black brads and added a sentiment with my Dymo label maker.

This card is for our Little Brother Tristan, who is about to turn 14 and thinks he is a rock-star ladies man!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Creating With Stick On Twirly Gigs

For my project this month, I used some of the Twirly Gigs Stick Ons. They were already blue so I didn't need to color them, but I cut the long tail on the long one to add a 3rd little "twirly" to my card. The Twirly Gigs are very versatile!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Is In The Air

I am in love with the new Basic Grey Kioshi Line and when I was looking for ideas I found a MOSD Friendship Collection Topper that matched the Kioshi paper perfectly. The card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. All the the pattern papers are Basic Grey. The Cardstock and edge strip are both by Bazzill. I added some stickles and BLING to jazz up the papers just a little. I added the MOSD "Best Friends" topper. I used mini glue dots to stick it down and then staples for a decorative touch. Hope you enjoy it!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Us in 2010 - Build a book!

Hello beautiful people! It's Amy here, and I would like to welcome you to the MOSD blog today. I am so excited that it's finally spring, and to celebrate I wanted to create something bright and fun that represented my family. So....Sassafras meet MOSD! I decided that a mini book would be the perfect project. This mini book was created using 6 Build a Book Concave pages. What I like about these pages is the fact that they are so sturdy and they don't come with the holes pre-punched. That way you can choose where you want the bindings to be! How awesome is that?! The concave shape is quite unique. It definitely captures your attention!

For this mini book I focused on my family and who we were in the year 2010. We haven't filled out the pages yet, but we will get to that! I think it will be fun to look back at this book in the years to come and see how much we have all changed! As always I used MOSD Spiral binding rings in black to hold my mini album together. I really can't say enough about these, they make life so easy!

This is daddy's page. I had so much fun dressing these little dolls to fit each of our personalities. Daddy is wearing his Army uniform with custom dog tags. I even gave him a wedding ring ;)

This is me, mom, mommy, Amy. I am wearing my favorite leather jacket, and little Doc Martens. And of course a pretty little rhinestone diamond ring! OK, OK, I admit, I really thought the rings were adorable!

Kayla. She helped design her outfit. If you couldn't tell she really loves leopard print, black and pink right now! And the little tulle peeking out of her skirt is something she also loves in real life!

Kyrsten is 5, she loves sparkles and pretty dresses. I don't know how well you can see it in the picture, but she is wearing a pair of black glitter ballet flats :) These are her 'I have to have those or I'm going to die shoes'

And last but not least here is Koen, my wonderful little man. He is starting to get himself dressed at 2 years old, and he always picks out Khakis and a t-shirt. He is also really into Motorcycles right now, so I thought his outfit was perfect!

Well there you have it, my 'Us in 2010' mini album. I really had SO much fun working on this one, I think it's going to be a yearly project. Thanks to MOSD Build a Book pages I can create a custom album every year! Thank for stopping in today to check out what I have been up to. Make sure to keep checking back to see what the rest of the DT has been up to!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I can see clearly now!

I love using acrylic pieces for different uses. I had used the flipped out acrylic album recently but didn't use all the pieces, I had one sheet left. So I decided to use it on a layout. I stamped flourishes using Staz-on ink added some pearls and put my photos underneath the acrylic as a cover. I loved the end result, I didn't want to add pattern papers because I felt it would take away from the acrylic and the design of the layout. Oh and I love big titles on a layout too.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Its Baseball season!

So I thought in honor of the opening of baseball season I would use some MOSD baseball items. And in preparation of my little guys playing T-Ball this year I decided to get caught up on scrapping some of their pictures from T-Ball 2 years ago! (YES I am WAY behind in my scrapping-LOL!!)

So for this layout I used the MOSD Baseball Intricacy and to have the intricacy have a "dirty baseball field" feel to it I sprayed it with Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist and then after a minute I blotted and rubbed the mist into the paper for subtle yet "grungy" look to the paper. Next I used a MOSD Perfectly Shaped Home Plate page and I inked the edges of it with My Mind's Eye ink using a lighter and darker brown. I used some Basic Gray paper and naked chipboard as well as some Thickers and had this layout done quickly!

If you too have special baseball pictures that you want to scrap a GREAT purchase would be the MOSD Baseball collection! It comes with the baseball intricacy, play ball topper, baseball monogram, and a baseball edger! Add a couple of the Perfectly shaped home plate pages and you can create a couple layouts of your own! So now go grab up some of these fun MOSD products and create your own pages today!



Monday, April 5, 2010

Perfectly Shaped... Perfect Mini Books!

Spring has finally sprung!
I pray that each and every reader of MOSD
had a lovely and blessed Easter!
Today's gift from MOSD may be a bit obvious...
a mini book that utilizes the
When considering projects with MOSD products,
I am always drawn to these pages.
I enjoy creating mini albums and mini booklets so
naturally, I LOVE these sturdy little, fun shaped treasures!
The are PERFECT for little books of memories or what-nots.
I have some dear friends about to embark
on a spiritual journey of training
that will take them through the next few years of mission work.
I figure they will need a little notebook of sorts
to jot down notes and quotes,
or just keep track of their own thoughts.
So I utilized the
to act as my booklet cover and the
to act as the booklet back.
Then I inserted regular notebook paper
timmed to 5x5" every other page of
card stock trimmed to 6x6"
(each piece of card stock is trimmed 1/8" to 1/4" smaller than 6x6.)
Some of the card stock pages are left blank
so my friends can use them as needed.
Perhaps they might adhere a family photo to keep them encouraged
or a photo of someone they treasure during their training.
The second to last page holds a bookmark
that will surely be helpful with tracking the scriptures.
The pocket holding the bookmark was created
by simply trimming a piece of decorative paper
to 3x6" and folding down a 1" portion of it
to expose the beautifully decorated opposite side.
I left the final pages completely blank, as I said,
for their own treasured memories
whether they be words of encouragement or endearing photos.
The polished stone look of the front and back covers
were created by simply using a sponge and craft ink.
I "rubbed" the inked sponge all over the
Perfectly Shaped pieces until I had my desired look.
Then I edged the pieces with another color.
I spritzed the front and back covers with
some "home-made" shimmer mist.
It sparkles like all get-out!
Unfortunately the photo doesn't show it like IRL.
You can find the recipe for my "home-made" shimmer mist
on either of my sites at...

Mini books, whether as albums or a simple notebook
(like the one shown here) can be so much fun
because they are fast and easy to create.
Let MOSD make the process even faster, even easier,
and WAY MORE FUN with the
Enjoy your spring!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

School days card

I just love the MOSD Edgers! I know they were created with layouts in mind, however they are awesome for cards too!

I created a 'school days' card using MOSD Perfectly Shaped - Pudgy Rectangle and School Days Edger.

I started with a pre-made card, covered it with patterned paper.

Trimmed the MOSD Perfectly Shaped - Pudgy Rectangle to 5.25 wide by 4; I added patterned paper and then attached it to the pre-made card using pop dots.

I trimmed the MOSD School Days Edger to fit on the MOSD Perfectly Shaped - Pudgy Rectangle; I added pop dots under the apple die cuts and then outlined the School Days Edger.

I trimmed the transparency words from the School Days Edger kit and attached them to the MOSD Perfectly Shaped - Pudgy Rectangle using Making Memories green staples.

Finally, I added a Quickutz die cut owl, two Fancy Pants pins tied with black sheer ribbon.

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, I think this would be a great card for my DS's third great teacher!

Thanks for stoppin' by the MOSD Blog!