Monday, December 1, 2008

Good Morning Everyone! My name is Maryfrances Fabbri and I am the Midnight Oil Guest Designer for the month of December. Before I get to the good stuff and show you a really neat project I created using some super cool MOSD products I would like to tell you a little bit about me.

I live in Shrewsbury, MA with my husband Gregg and our three wonderful kids, Gail, Grant and Grady. And of course our sweet boy Ace, the sock eating dog. When I am not attending events like theater production, karate, baseball, soccer, school functions, etc. you will find me scrapping all these events and more. I enjoy teaching scrapbook classes at conventions and to adults and children, and each day you will find me on line at Scrapbooker Since I was a young girl I have always been interested in arts and crafts such as scrapbooking, book arts and quilting. Although I pretty much gave up quilting a few years back to make a go at scrapbooking. And yes, my mother the quilter, does not let me forget it.

I have had my work published in various trade magazines and currently design for a number of manufactures. I am very excited to be working with the MOSD team and look forward to showing you my work that I have done with all the creative and inspiring products MOSD has to offer.

Alright so on to the good stuff....My FIRST PROJECT!

I used the MOSD Clearly Designed Easel and the Pink Pictogram Sick Ons to create this album commemorating our trip to the Jonas Brothers Concert this past summer. If anyone has a 10 year old little girl in their house you know what I mean when I say JoBro!! We thought it only fitting that we all go to see the concert as a family so Daddy surprise all the kiddos with tickets to the event.

When I saw the Clearly Designed Easel I thought of my photos right away. I used a little KI Elsie papers and soft embellishments and I was on my way to creating this fun keepsake for Gail.

I started out by making some chipboard inner pages and covered them with patterned paper, sanded and inked the edges. I took the MOSD Sick Ons and the Pictogram Butterfly and attached them to the acrylic cover, they go on like butter for easy. I then took some Stickles glitter glue and embellished the butterfly to give it some sparkle. (you can see a close up of the butterfly below) I then took the acrylic cover and poked holes down the side using my Crop-a-dile. What I love about the MOSD acrylic is that it is thin enough to poke holes through and you don't worry about it cracking or chipping. It is very pliable, and I really like that. I then attached black eyelets in each hole and tied ribbons down the side...I love how this came out.

This next page was really fun. I took some of the Stick Ons and cut them up into pieces. I then attached them down the side of another acrylic page. I used the acrylic pages as overlays for each of my chipboard pages. I love the effect you get by seeing through to the next page.

Here is the page without the overlay over it. I used more Black Journaling Sick Ons for journaling lines and added some cute embellishments and a title "Tailgating". What a fun and easy page.

Here is another overlay using the Crown Stick On. I cut out the cirlce around it and used this alone for a simple effect.

Here is a nice example of the Stick Ons being cut into pieces to show another use.

And a close up.

I hope you like this little book and have gotten some new ideas on using the MOSD Sick Ons and the Clearly Designed Easel. I could see someone creating a calendar or an ABC book with this album. It is the perfect size for little hands and would make a great gift for a new baby or a grandparent.

I have listed the supplies I have used below just in case you want to take a stab at making this. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions. Check back during December when I will share more of my work using MOSD products.

Jonas Brothers Clearly Designed Easel
Products Used...

MOSD Clearly Designed Easel
MOSD Pictogram Stick Ons (Butterfly, Heart, Crown)
MOSD Stick Ons (Black Journaling)
EK Success Rebecca Sower Bookworm Assorted Words (on the cover)
MM Felt Alphas
Elsie Zoe Papers
Elsie Zoe Soft Embellishements
Pink WorldWin Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon (pink chiffon)
Stickles (forget the color but I think it is crystal)
Misc. Pop Dots, Diamond Glaze, Letter Stickers

Thanks for looking...Enjoy


KSmith said...

this mini so rocks. Love it and I know she had a blast at the concert too!

Happay said...

great project!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Very cute! You did a fantastic job. And welcome to the team!

Jolene said...

Yay for MF and JoBro!!

debbiefitz said...

Wonderful project! I love how you've used the Stick Ons!

Veronica said...

such a FANTASTIC album!! We're so happy to have you designing with us!