Monday, January 25, 2010

Good-bye My Valentines!

It is with a sad heart that I come to you today. I have made the very hard decision to step down from the MOD Squad and this is my last post to the blog. So, it is very fitting that I end with a "love note" to all of you!

I have been with MOSD for 2 years - 2 very fun and fantastic years. I have made some awesome projects, met some amazing ladies, and had some mod fun! I will miss working with these fabbie products and miss showing you what I've created, but know that the time has come for me to move on. May each of you have a spectacular year and a sweet Valentine's Day!

Now, on to my final project:

I used a 6x8 page from a Gate Fold album as my base for this wall decor. I edged it with pink paint and sparkly fluff, then attached a piece of Basic Grey paper. Then I added a scallop page from the Build-a-Book set, which I also covered with BG paper.

I used white Stick-Ons letters and numbers to spell out "February 14" and attached some chipboard embellies and a vellum quote to add a bit of romance. The flowers are covered with glitter and bling, perfect for Valentine's Day!

Come see me at my blog! Best Wishes to the rest of the DT! I've had a wild and wonderful ride!

- Gloria

Saturday, January 23, 2010

In Love with MOSD

How about some "love" to keep you warm through the winter? I know it's still January, but you have to start early if you want to get those Valentine's projects completed. Today I have a little Valentine decoration to share.

I started with a Perfectly Shaped Circle Scallop from MOSD as the base. The scalloped edge gives another layer of "ruffle" to my project, and the chipboard provides a sturdy base for all the layers.

Now that I have all the layers in place, I can make this a hanging by adding a ribbon hanger at the top, make a few more and create a banner, or attach it to a card base and my decoration becomes a romantic card - reminiscent of those elaborate and gorgeous Valentines our grandparents used to give and receive.

Visit my blog for more photos and instructions on how I put this piece together.

Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

1-2-3 Intricacy Paper - Teacher Card

One of my scrappy goals in 2010 is to start using my tools! I used my Cuttlebug and a dots embossing template on the 1-2-3 Intricacy paper. The Cuttlebug is actually one of my newer tools, although it has still rarely made it's way out of the box. I love to use the Intricacy papers for cards, because you can cut off a piece and still have plenty to use on your next projects. My piece was a little large for one pass thru the Cuttlebug, so on the second pass, I just scooted the paper over a bit and lined it up with the dots that were already embossed onto the paper and ran it thru again, super easy!

Jennifer Hansen

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trouble Edger Project

Hello Everyone-

I wanted to share with all of you my project using the MOSD The Toddle Boy Collections Trouble Edger, featuring trains, planes and automobiles. It was a fun project to paper piece together and it came with the fun overlay. I used a stapler to hold the overlay in place and the papers are Basic Grey. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stick-On that LO :)

Hello Beautiful People! Amy here with today's blog post. I am so excited to share with you today, for I went back to my roots per say and created a LO! I absolutely love how MOSD products work for all types of paper crafting, no matter where your passion lies!

To create this frame I used a MOSD Perfectly Shaped - Mega Scallop. I cut a square out of the center to create a frame for my journaling and painted the Mega Scallop with black acrylic paint.
To finish off the frame I painted the edges with a white paint pen and added my little dashes with a white pen! Very easy and adds such a focal point for my journaling! Love it!!

Here you can see the awesome MOSD Twirly Gigs - Elegante that I used. I just love Twirly Gigs, they are so fun and add that special touch to any project. And not to mention they come in 15 amazing colors! I outlined my white Twirly Gig with a black pen to make it 'pop' off the background.
Look at the center of the flower. Aren't those circles just the coolest?! Those are from the MOSD Cover Up - Flower Garden stick on sheet! I used one of the flowers and cut the top off and used it for the center of this flower.

This is the bottom stem of the flower I cut from the MOSD Cover Up - Flower Garden. It looks so cute as a little vine. When I was using these MOSD Stick-Ons I loved how easy they were to position. All Stick-Ons come with a see threw transfer sheet that allows you to position your stick on perfectly on your project. Another major plus about stick-ons is that they don't leave a film around the edges like most rub-ons do! These babies are just awesome!

Thank you so much for stopping by the MOSD blog today and checking out what we have been up to! Make sure to keep checking back to see many more inspirational projects from the DT!


Friday, January 15, 2010

An Acrylic Jungle

Hi everyone!! It is Friday!! I hope everyone is having a great start to this brand new year! :) Today I have a jungle themed album using the MOSD Clearly Designed Easel. This album is awesome! It is very interactive...which I loooove!! You can have two different albums or just one album using this product. I have been going through all of the pictures I have of my kids. I have baby pictures that have not been scrapped or put into albums. So I decided to take some of my kids baby pictures and put it into this album. This is one of my resolutions for this year. I want to get all of my kids pictures into albums!!! I am determined!!

The MOSD Clearly Designed Easel comes with 3 plastic binding rings, 2 acrylic 5x7 pages which you use to make the album stand up. There is a small hole at the bottom of these two pieces where you run a piece of ribbon through it to ensure that it stands. The inside pages for this album are 4x6 acrylic pages and you get 4 of those. This is such a super cute product!! My easel album is going on my desk!!

I hope you all have a great weekend!! Don't forget to check out the awesome MOD SQUAD and their blogs and projects. Be sure to check out the MOSD website to see all of the great products there are. Come back again for more creative inspiration!!! Have a great day!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Keep it Simple Sister {KISS}

I love creating layouts with loads of embellishments, but sometimes I just have to create something simple yet still recognizable as my art. Most of us have scraps laying around from either previous projects or current projects. Well I decided when using my cricut to cut out hearts that I would not discard the paper with the cutouts as I normally do. Here is what I did I cut them into and organized them in a quilt like fashion on my layout. To add a little pizzazz I added MOSD heart stick Ons I just love these embellishments. Of course my layout still has to say me, so I added pearls just give it a little more pizzazz. Keep it simple sisters.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Winter Organization!!

So with all this frigid weather do you be finding yourself constantly searching for that missing mitten or hat? Or do you hear 10 times "mom what do I need to wear?"! Well I have the answer for you! A quick and easy accessory organizer! For this project you will need ribbon, a MOSD acrylic easel album cover, MOSD Intricacies, a MOSD perfectly shaped scallop spinner, film slides, adhesive, stickles, letters and pattern paper.

I used the intricacy as the background, covered the spinner with the pattern paper cut it out with a craft knife and sanded the edges. I used a circle punch to cut a circle of cardstock and cut a snowman to match the accessories needed wear ie. hat only, hat and mittens, hat-mittens-scarf-boots, ect.. I attached these circles around the spinner so now I can just turn the spinner to the correct snowman and my boys can easily get dressed properly without having to ask me a million times what they need. And to further simplify the winter mess I have hung ribbon and attached film slides labeled with what should hang there. Just add clothes pins or binder clips and hand the accessories in their proper spot! I added stickles and some letters stickers to embellish the sign and there you have a quick organizer! I used a 3M removable hook and hung this inside my closet door!

Now go grab your supplies and simplify your winter accessoies too!

Thanks For Looking!

Stay Warm!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!
Debbie here with today's blog post.
In keeping with all the wintery weather here, I decided to make a mini of my little guy sledding.

I started with a MOSD Cover 2 Cover Mini Flip album.
To achieve the frosty look on the acrylic covers, I used StazOn opaque white ink. Once dry, I added Rock Candy Stickles. Looks like a frosty window, right?
Then I covered the chipboard pages with a variety of Basic Grey winter themed papers, and voila!

Here's hoping you're enjoying your winter weather. Stay warm!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

For my project this month I used two perfectly shaped mini scallop build a book pages and two perfectly shaped pudgy rectangle build a book pages.
First I ran all four pages through my Sizzix Big Kick to emboss them with my Cuddlebug snowflake embossing folder.

Then I overlapped the two perfectly shaped mini scallop build a book pages to my desired length.
Then I changed my mind about the embossed perfectly shaped pudgy rectangle build a book pages and covered them with paper and inked the edges so they would pop off the perfectly shaped mini scallop build a book pages background.

While these pages were drying, I die cut snowflakes and a snowman. I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint on the snowman and then randomly sprinkled Magic Scraps Glitter on the snowflakes, snowman and background - of course once I started I couldn't stop and the glitter took over! :) Arrange snowman, snowflakes and letter stickers as desired.

Finally, punch holes at the top and add ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by the MOSD blog and hope you and your family are having a wonderful 2010!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

By now, I am hoping your mind and schedules don't look like this...

he he he.  Our family is taking the day to settle into 2010.
Our schedules are getting back to normal.
Christmas decorations are being taken down as I type.
We had such a fun New Year's Celebration
that I really want to scrapbook the fun event!
And what a perfect reason to use the
MOSD "1-2-3 Inticacy!"
Above you can see how the intricacy looks
before all of my trimming is complete.
Below, you can see where I trimmed the
numbers "10" and "20" away from the sheet.

Together, these trimmed numbers make a perfect
New Year's title for my page.

As you can see, I also used
MOSD's "Twirly Gigs Stick Ons."
These aren't your everyday stickers!
MOSD "Stick Ons" are like rub-ons but better
because they don't leave a film edge around the image
and they are much easier to apply... just peel and stick!

Be sure to check out these and all of
MOSD's fabulous products by clicking on the
"MOSD products" link found int he left hand column.
Wishing you blessings in 2010!