Sunday, November 29, 2009

Just a reminder...

Submissions for the Mosh Posh Design Team call are due tomorrow!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Have a Wonderful and Plentiful Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Flowers Anyone?

Hey there ladies! It is Tuesday...Technique Tuesday at Mosh Posh. And today I am going to share how I created the paper flowers on my November layout, "Tiny Princess." First, here is a look at the paper flower that I created on my layout...
So versatile, don't ya think? I can see them on a fall layout, like I designed here, spring, or summer layout. Here are the steps I take to create my paper flowers...

Step 1: Gather supplies: double-sided patterned paper, paper trimmer, crop-a-dile, brad, and cutsie center embellishment.

Step 2: Cut paper to desired length depending on the size appropriate for placement on your layout. The thickness is also optional, but I usually cut the strips to 1/2 an inch thick. I also tend to use 5 strips to make a flower.

Step 3: Punch a hole in both sides of each strip.
Step 4: Loop the strips to where both holes meet and insert a brad to hold the strips together.
Step 5: Add an embellishment to give a finished look and to cover the overlapping paper.
Ok...there ya have it...S-I-M-P-L-E! These really are easy and I just love how the paper you choose can be the perfect complement to your layout. Nothing upsets me more than to be in the "scrappy groove," and not be able to find a flower or other embellishment to match what I have going. If you use a paper flower like this, there would be no worries! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

ACK!!! It's Monday again!!!

So, here on the Mosh Posh Blog, Mondays are all about how to get your scrapping on without too much stress or time. We like to call it "Manic Mondays". Funny, but whenever it's my turn to do the post on Monday I get stressed and I feel rushed about it... because for real, Mondays ARE manic and I usually have 50 million things on my to-do list! I rarely scrap (or blog... LOL) on Mondays because I'm just way to busy to get creative. :)

With that in mind, I came up with a little bit of inspiration for you this Monday. It's a little technique called "hunt and gather". You probably know what I'm talking about... but let me explain. When you are too busy and time is not your friend, act like a hungry multi-tasking klepto squirrel (does that make sense?). Gather your nuts all throughout the day so that at the end of the day (or week) you will be ready. Just dig through your stash of supplies, your photos, your ribbon, your notebook of sketches (you have one of those, I hope!), and grab a scrap sheet of paper to write journaling prompts.

Now, find a bare surface or empty bin/basket in your house. If you're like me, claim a section of the kitchen counter or dining room table and start gathering there. Your husband will LOVE this! If you're sitting at your computer at work, create a mental pile. The point is to think about the layout and plan it out before you begin.

For each pile of "nuts" you have one layout. Gather them slowly throughout the day or week, whenever you have time. Each pile should eventually contain everything you need for each layout. Think of it as a mini kit that you're building from your larger kits and personal stash. As you gather, be thinking of title ideas and even your journaling... add those to the pile, too! THEN, when you have the time all the silly gathering work has already been accomplished. Just grab your pile and get to work. I do this and it saves me a ton of time. :)

TIP: When your piles of "nuts" are driving you nuts, just stick them in those handy dandy gallon zip-lock baggies your Mosh Posh kits come in. Then, stick those baggies in the shipping box. BUT I don't suggest creating so many piles that you end up putting them away and forgetting about them. Try to only have two piles at a time... and start building your layout the first chance you get to scrap!

Happy gathering!!!

My current pile:

Hey! That looks a lot like the December kit! Hmmm... maybe because it IS the December kit?

November Kit winner is....

Gabi said...

Whoa I've never heard of your site until they mentioned it over at the Cosmo Cricket blog! I'm so happy to have found it, and I will be checking ya'll out everyday now! Thanks!!!

Congrats! Please email me with your shipping information. Thanks to everyone who left us a comment.

Friday, November 20, 2009

And The Winners Are...

We at Mosh Posh would like to thank you for making our Blog Hop so much fun!! We appreciate every single person who took the time to enter our challenges, took the time to comment and blog hopped along with us. We {heart} our Mosh Posh members!! You guys are the best!

And now our winners!! Are you ready!!??

The winner of our Week One Giveaway is: PamS

Blogger PamS said...

I love each and every change of the seasons. They all signal something new. I love the cooler temps of fall along with all the color changes. And bonfires with all the leaves.

November 10, 2009 11:00 AM

Our Sketch Challenge Winner is: Shana

Blogger Shana said...

Well I didn't think I would get it done in time but here it is! Really like this sketch. Thanks for the chance!

November 17, 2009 3:52 PM

The winner of the Week 2 Giveaway is: Nitasha

Blogger Nitasha said...

Oh, this is a tricky question...but for the sake of following rules, I'll say out of my fav 5 lines, Cosmo Cricket is currently number one and have been for a while!

November 16, 2009 4:23 PM

Last, but not least, the winner of our Thank You Card Challenge is: Heather Landry
Blogger Heather Landry said...

Sorry for the duplicate post... I forgot to add the link to the other one. I'm such a goof! LOL

November 19, 2009 7:29 PM

Once again, thank you thank you thank you to everyone who participated and played along!! All of our winners were randomly chosen and we really wish that we could choose everyone!! If you were one of our lucky winners, please email me at EsteeLynn(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks so much!! :)

We will be having a Holiday Card Challenge next month, so get those ideas sketched out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Time For Another Blog Hop!!

Are you ready to see what the Design Team is up to this week? Our Blog Party is sadly coming to an end and we hope that you have had as much fun as we have!

Brook Magee
Jenny Dziekan
Frances Sylvia
Estee Stone

Be sure to check out all 4 blogs and come back here to let us know that you hopped. By letting us know, we will give you an additional *3 chances* to win the Week 2 Giveaway!! You don't want to miss out on that!

We will be announcing ALL of our winners tomorrow, so don't forget to stop by! Happy Thursday and happy hopping!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Are You Ready For A Challenge?

November is one of those months that just makes me thankful. I get excited planning a Thanksgiving meal for my family and it just makes me more mindful of all of the wonderful things that I have in my life.

My challenge to you is to create a Thank You card. Any size. Any style. You just do what you do best. Leave a comment here with a link to your card so I can check it out. You have until Friday (November 20) at 11:00AM CST to link your card. (I will announce the winner that same afternoon)

Our one lucky winner will win this collection of journaling spots. Journaling is, to me, the most important part of my layouts. The story behind the photo is the whole reason that I scrapbook. With these journaling spots, you will be able to tell your story!

Tomorrow we will be having another blog hop, so I hope that you will stop by tomorrow! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dec. Sneak

I am so super excited about December's kit....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blog Party Week 2 Giveaway!

Are you ready for Week 2 of the Mosh Posh Blog Party?? We have lots of fun planned! Kristen has been kind enough to pull together another prize for you guys for the big giveaway. I spy Sassafras Lass, Prima, Jenni Bowlin and Pink Paislee! Oh, my!

As always, If you'd like to increase your chances:

-send a friend to this thread and have them leave a comment and she'll get her chance and you'll get an extra one, too OR/AND

-post a link on your personal blog about our Blog Party and we'll give you 2 extra chances (make sure to leave us a comment here so we can check it out)

For this giveaway, I would like to know what your very favorite scrapbooking company is. I know it's a hard decision, but let's hear it!

You have until 10:00AM CST on Friday, November 20th to enter your name for this giveaway. We will be announcing ALL of the winners on Friday. Have fun and good luck!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Home Decor - Mosh Posh Style

This month's Mosh Posh Gallery was full of inspiring Home Decor projects! I was amazed by all of the different styles that were created using the same products. The above garland was created by Frances Sylvia. I love how she used the cool Cosmo Cricket letters.

You saw this wall hanging already in my post about our wonderful Guest Designer, Linda Albrecht. There is just so much to love about it, I don't know where to start. I think that the stitching and those tall flowers are my favorite.

Linda also created these for us this month! Aren't they just gorgeous!! I am thinking of taking a similar approach for some Christmas ornaments. I just love how she layers.

Jenny Dziekan created this garland and I just love how she attached the pumpkins with ribbon. I also love that she thought to include a picture. Why didn't I think of that?

If you hopped along with us yesterday, you already saw these too cute for words pumpkins that Brook Magee created. Um, hello! The girl can paint!

This is the garland that I created using felt and patterned papers. I totally cheated and connected my leaves with staples!

Have you created any home decor items using Mosh Posh kits??? If so, leave a comment here or email them to me at EsteeLynn(at)gmail(dot)com. I would love to feature some of our amazing readers on the blog next week. If you have any amazing layouts to share, send them along too!! We would love to see what you guys are creating!

We will be back on Monday with a whole new GIVEAWAY for you, so have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday!! :)


Hey, it's Brook here to cut into Estee's fabulous post to announce the winner of the fan blinkie RAK:

Karen and Kyle said...

Cute! I added it to my blog too...

November 6, 2009 4:50 PM

Congrats Karen and Kyle! Please email me at magee3 (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize. :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's Blog Hop Day!!

Are you ready for some hopping? The Design Team is ready to share with you some insight into our latest projects. We are excited for you to hop over to our blogs and we hope that you will get a chance to get to know us a little better. And you never know, you just might find some fun prizes along the way.

Brook Magee
Jenny Dziekan
Frances Sylvia
Estee Stone

Be sure to pop back here and let us know that you hopped! Anyone who leaves us a comment letting us know that they hit up all of the DT Member blogs will get an extra *THREE* chances at the Sassafras Lass Prize Pack! Have fun! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Inspiration - Our November Guest Designer Linda Albrecht!

Our Guest Designer for November is none other than the talented Linda Albrecht. She really rocked our November kit!

I love those journaling strips and her little hand cut bird! So sweet!

My favorite thing about Linda is her sense of design in terms of shape. She is able to use so many shapes on her layouts and it all blends so effortlessly. She is definitely an inspiration. Thanks, Linda, for being part of our team this month!!

Be sure to check out the Mosh Posh gallery to see all of our November projects. What was your favorite this month? Is it even possible to choose?

We will see you tomorrow for our Design Team Blog Hop!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's Time For a Blog Party Sketch Challenge!

Don't you just love flowers? Wouldn't you just love a chance to win all 175 of these flowers? There are felt flowers, paper flowers, acrylic flowers, glittery flowers, layered flowers with buttons, metal flowers, crocheted flowers, chipboard flowers and velvet flowers. Whew. That's a lot of flowers. If you would like a chance to win all of these flowers then you need to try out our sketch challenge!

The super talented Frances Sylvia designed this sketch for us this month. Isn't it just perfect? All that you need to do is create a layout or card using this sketch. It's as easy as that. Just leave us a comment here linking us to your creation. Yup. That's all you have to do. You have until Tuesday, November 17th to link your creation. All winners will be announced on the final day of the Blog Party -Friday, November 20th.

Just to get your inspiration going -

This is the layout that Frances created. I am just dying over the cuteness of her flowers. Love.them.

I created a very simple scalloped border using my Fiskars circle punch. You can see how I did it on my blog.

Don't forget to leave us a comment HERE for our Sassafras Lass Giveaway!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I will see you back here tomorrow!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Time to be Thankful for Another MP Blog Party!!!!-GIVEAWAY

Yep, it's that time again. Time for all you Mosh Poshers to join us for a TWO WEEK Blog Party. We have lots of fun stuff planned. We're going to have challenges (better get those creative juices flowing), DT Blog Hops, Giveaways and Prizes, fun projects to spotlight from both our Design Team and our members!! Woot woot. I. can. not. wait! The fun runs from 11/9-11/20.

To start things off right we have to have a Giveaway. Who doesn't like a Giveaway?!? Picture is forthcoming as soon as we overcome our small technical difficulties. (edited to add: DONE, see above, Yep, it's a whole lotta Sass). But in the meantime, get those comments started. Leave me a comment in this thread. We'll draw a name on Friday at 10 pm EST. What should we discuss?.... How bout you leave a comment here telling us something you love about Fall, or what signals the beginning of Fall to you?

If you'd like to increase your chances:

-send a friend to this thread and have them leave a comment and she'll get her chance and you'll get an extra one, too OR/AND

-post a link on your personal blog about our Blog Party and we'll give you 2 extra chances (make sure to leave us a comment here so we can check it out)

Alrighty, get those Cutterbees sharpened and make sure your adhesive drawer is stocked up and we'll see you tomorrow with more fun!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November Kits-Going...Going

Almost Gone! As of Monday all US and International kits will have been shipped. I have just a FEW left for this month so if your thinking about joining don't think anymore! Thanks!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pssst... Here's a fan blinkie:

I made us a new Mosh Posh blinkie to match the new website and blog! Right click and save to your computer. Then post it to your blog sidebar to show how much you love us. ;) Thanks for spreading the love (and addiction)!

Comment below to tell me it's on your blog. I'll choose a random winner next Friday to win a yummy RAK. :) TGIF!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Kit Give-Away!

That's right were giving away one of our yummy November kits! Simply leave us a comment about how you heard about Mosh Posh. You have until the 20th of November. Good Luck!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We are holding a Design Team call and want YOU to enter! Click HERE for details.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall is in the Air!

Don't ya just love this time of year? There is a chill in the air, pumpkins on porches, fall carnivals, the leaves are changing colors...I could go on and on. I almost forgot...caramel apples? They are sweet, plump, and juicy all at the same time. Speaking of plump and sweet...the November kit has debuted! It's full of Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg...yummy, American Crafts cardstock and jeweled mouth is watering, Basic Grey Indian Summer, Making Memories Vintage Findings embellies, and a Maya Road pumpkin mini-album!!! I am full just thinking about it! Well, if you haven't been over to the website here is the kit live and in color!

Isn't it just delish? And ladies it is even more scrumptious when you get to touch it! If you think you are in need of a taste of Fall, you can get your kit HERE.

Oh! I almost forgot...the gallery will be up TONIGHT at 10:00 P.M. EST...we can not wait to share our creations!

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