Friday, July 23, 2010


I primarily work from home, which for me is a good thing. However, I'm spending a lot of time this summer in meetings at the office. We have one woman who takes care of EVERYTHING at the office, including prepping for all of my meetings. I made this little hanging for her just to let her know that I appreciate all the help she gives me.

I used the Perfectly Shaped circle scallop page for the background, which I painted with a few colors of acrylic paint. Then I layered on a piece of the flower Intricacy that I spritzed with Glimmer Mist. I layered on some flowers and made the title with some alphas in my stash.

This little hanger came together so quickly using the MOSD products!

Stay tuned to see what the rest of the design team has to share...


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beach Fun Indeed!

We spend so much time at our local
theme park where there is a mock beach
and super fun waterpark during the summer.
Of course, you KNOW I have tons of pictures!
The "Beach" in my title is from
MOSD's Stacker Collections
and accompanying it is the great piece from the
Stick Ons Journaling Bits.
What more fun way to cherish my "beach" pictures
than to showcase them in a really fun mini album?!
MOSD's Perfectly Shaped Build a Book pages
are SO perfect for creating
the most fun and interesting little mini albums!
I used all sorts of shapes from the
Perfectly Shaped Build a Book selections.
Be sure to hop over to the MOSD website
to veiw them all!
I just love how my Stampin' Up! paper is
really highlighted by the overlapping pages!
I can't wait to add this year's photos!
Happy Summer!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

::life with you::

EssenseVibez in the Houseeeeeeee---coming to you with a project for the month of July—oh oh oh just so you know, i'll be posting twice a month with some delish projects using the MIDNIGHT OIL PRODUCTS--who by the way has THE most fantastikal products ever!

here is a simple minibook i made for my daughter to leave at her desk when she thinks about her boys or just showoff to her coworkers--
i used the Midnight Oil Perfectly Shaped Build a Book Shapes
they come in so many shapes it's hard to decide which ones you want to create with--

i painted each piece--added grid paper on one side, distressed the edges and inked some flourishes--then i added cute photoz of my grandsons--and wrote what i wanted the boys to know and understand the importance of brotherhood and family--more shapes and photoz will be added later--

now, if you’re interested in any of the MOSD products {which I know you are} go to the link located on the left sidebar and take a look at what they have to offer--

as always, thank you for coming to our blog--please enjoy our design team member creations as we continue our MOSD journey---remain blessed!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

With all my heart...

I used the MOSD Friendship Edger
for my card today.
After having a fantastic vacation with a dear friend
that I hadn't seen in two years,
I figured she deserved a "paper hug."
That's what our paper creations are, you know...
when you give them away,
they become "paper hugs."
This particular MOSD Edger
originally states "Hold a Friend with Both Hands"
and features a cute little antique telephone,
you know... the kind you hold "with both hands."
Very clever!
And the words are meant to lay over the die cut strip.
I changed my edger up a bit so you could
see the various ways you can work with these great tools.
So the inside of my card reads...

Here's wishing you friendship, hugs, and kisses today!

Friday, July 9, 2010

T-Ball Mini album

(OK so I am finally back online and working problem free again! Gotta love computers-huh?! So I am a couple days late-sorry!)
So for the boys T-ball coach who was an OUTSTANDING coach I wanted to do something really special to thank him for all he has done for the boys so I grabbed my trusty MOSD products and some of the new super fun BoBunny paper and began creating away! I made a mini album for the coach with various pictures I had taken during the season showing just how involved and dedicated the coach was to the kids. I started with Perfectly Shaped Build A Book Pages, I added one of the Clearly Designed Album pages, I thought the Razzle Dazzle Cover Up in black looked a lot like the chain link fences at the baseball fields so I used that on a page, I also added a piece of the Star Intricacy Paper with a Clearly Stated Transparency over it. This was SO much fun to put together and there are SO many MOSD products that can mixed and matched to create one of your own! The coach was beyond touched and was speechless upon receiving such a personal gift! I think it was a success! ; )

Thanks for looking and I hope I inspired you to go grab some MOSD products and create a fun mini album of your own for a gift or just for yourself!


Christmas in July!!

Wow I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. We are half we through already, and even though it's summer in the USA it's when I begin to think about the Joys of Christmas. The family parties and lets not forget that Christmas Shopping List.  Well in early celebration of Christmas  I created a Banner using MOSD Perfectly Shaped Home Plate. I turned the Shapes upside down and viola a banner was created I also loved how easy it was to stitch the pattern paper right onto the Home Plate.

Monday, July 5, 2010

God's Love and Joy...

Friends of ours were recently blessed with a
sweet baby boy
so I just had to make them a precious card
to congratulate them.
With the help of MOSD,
you can see how gorgeous
this sweetly simple card turned out to be.
I used the "Babies and Children" Clearly Stated transparencies
for the inside of my card
and the "Baby of Mine" Topper for the cover.
Truly, God's love and joy have
come into our friends' lives.
May your lives be equally blessed!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

::dear god::

EssenseVibez in the houuuuzzzzzzzeeee!!!
i have a question for you---
do you ever sit by yourself in the morning and just want to soak
in the quietness of the house?

then you look up and before you know it,
you become one with God

i do and when i have all kinds of thoughts going through
my head i like to write them down
just plain ol' simple thoughts
so i made a
"dear god" journal

i made this journal using the Perfectly Shaped Build A Book
i painted one side of each shape cut a square in one of the shapes adhered vellum to the square then added my photo- i adhered another shaped chipboard behind the front and back covers the pages are made from white cardstock-
added my own personal doodling touches on the page
i plan on filling this journal with more of my thoughts to God

if you like what i made, please leave a comment--
you can also see the remaining pages i'm working on HERE
take time to peruse this blog to see the fantastik work the DT Team has made
there is much inpsiration on this blog---take advantage of it all!!!

remain blessed!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A man's home...

Hello all of you awesome MOSD fans and fellow DT members!  I've been out of synch for a while and am happy that I've had some time to create recently...

I was looking through my stash and thinking about my hubby...and saw one of the AWESOME shaped chipboard MINI BOOK pages I have in my stash...I turned it here and there and thought...HMMMMM...if I hold it a certain way, it reminds me of a I'm sure this isn't the first time this shape has taken on the shape of a house, but my idea took shape as I also looked at some of the other shapes...I LOVE the layered look when I make mini albums, and some of the other chipboard SHAPES make it SO EASY to layer!

I'm not completely finished with this project, but wanted to give you a sneek peek...

I can't wait to get back to this project and finish it...I'll post it again once it's finished:)

Remain blessed:)

Your friendly "Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire":)
Lori McCausland

Thursday, June 17, 2010

MOSD goes to School!

Hello MOSD lovers! Amy here with today's blog post. Today I am doing things a bit different than usual. This project is actually not created by me! It's created by Kayla, my 10 year old daughter. Their 4th grade class had to create a tri-fold based on The Oregon Trail. Kayla had the bright idea of incorporating some wonderful MOSD products into her demonstration!

One item that she has been eyeballing for a long time are these spinners. She used the Perfectly Shaped - Retro Spinner. It's been covered in black cardstock and can easily be spun by younger kids (smaller hands) with the ribbon she attached to the back. This added an interactive aspect to the tri-fold that makes people interested in seeing what comes next when they spin it!

Another fun thing she did was cover MOSD Perfectly Shaped - Circles with lined paper and wrote her paragraphs on those as opposed to just a regular piece of paper. This added a visual interest and draws the readers eyes to the questions at hand. She used 3 perfectly shaped circles for this.

Overall I think she did a fabulous job on this school project, and she loved the fact that she got to incorporate some MOSD product into it. By posting this I wanted to show how versatile MOSD products are and that everyone can use them!! So next time you have a project that needs a little extra oomph, why not grab some MOSD goodness and spice it up a bit?!

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out what I (or in this case, my daughter) has been up to! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and rainbows. Oh, and Kayla says Happy Bunnies too :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Reading journal

My son's last day of third grade is tomorrow - cannot believe it!! So to encourage him to read this summer I thought I'd make a fun little journal for him to keep track of his books read and even draw pictures about the stories (he loves to draw!)

I started with a MOSD Cover 2 Cover Show Off Acrylic Album. This album is about 4x6 - small enough to keep handy!

I used a MOSD Intricacies - Numbers on the acrylic cover.

I added a MOSD Journal Bits Stick On's in black and then added stickers for my title.

A few black MOSD Snap Rings and some ribbon completed the outside of the summer reading journal.

I left the unfinished chipboard on the inside of the journal and added some white papers for variety.

Easy & fun to make! Hopefully my son will add lots of titles into his reading journal this summer!

Thanks for stoppin' by the MOSD blog!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


What do you CHERISH?
Memorial Day got me to thinkin'...
and I truly CHERISH the men and women
who put their life on the line each and every day
to allow me and others to have my freedom.
From the bottom of my heart,
This sun catcher was so fun and easy to create.
Here's how you can do the same using the
fantastic products from
I trimmed one of the smallest acrylic pieces to a perfect square.
With a bit of tissue paper and
waterbase sealer (such as Mod Podge,)
create a stained glass look to one side of your square
using the "mosaic technique."
1.  Apply sealer to square first.
2.  Quickly but carefully layer torn pieces of tissue paper.
3.  Apply sealer over torn pieces of tissue.
Add decorative elements to the FRONT of your square.
just above my childrens' photos.
Using a heavy duty punch tool (such as the Cropadile,)
punch a hole in each corner of the square.
Add beading wire (I used 22 gauge) and beads.
This would be a super fun project for any age.
Create cherished summer memories!
Let MOSD help you.
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

::knock knock::

who's there?
EssenseVibez in the houzzzzzzzzzzzzzzee!!
and it's my turn here at MIDNIGHT OIL
and did I make a doozy
of a project-

it's my grandson Tyler on a door hanger I created using the
Perfectly Shaped Build A Book shapes-
I covered the top piece with paper and painted the lower piece-
added a few buttons and embellishments to complete the look-
and yes, he is innocent--of being so darn cute!

Tyler will get this when he comes over today--Won't he be surprised!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MOSD Chipboard Album + Basic Grey = Creative Happiness!

Hello Everyone! It's Naureen with a fun chipboard album project. So I was inspired by another scrapper that used these same papers on a mini album. Since I had some Basic Grey Urban Prarie left in my stash, I knew it would be just enough to make a chipboard album for a friend. This actually is a suprise for her, she doesn't even know it's coming! This album was fun and easy to do. Here are the supplies you will need to make one just like it! Happy Scrapping!

Supply List:
MOSD Chipboard Album Shapes and Stick On - Twirly Gigs (Used on Front Cover)
Basic Grey Urban Prarie
Prima Flowers
EK Success Punches
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Ink, Ribbon and Brads

MOSD Twirly Gigs used on the front cover.

Prima Flowers, Stickles, Buttons, EK Success Punch (swirls)

Punches, Prima Flowers, Stickles, BLING

Stickled Prima Flower (close up)

To add dimension to the page, I cute the bird out and pop dotted them.

Loving the little birdies!
The swirls and flowers are great!

Last page, accordian folded the small strip of paper for a 3D affect.