Monday, March 29, 2010

What inspires you today?

Today I am inspired by...

True Up a blog about fabric!

Print and Pattern because it has eye candy every single day.

Elsie because she is one amazing young lady.

Danielle Thompson because she is my graphic design hero.

Have anything that has inspired you lately? Link us up ladies!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Monthly Sketch for March

Thought I'd share the monthly sketch that I came up with for the month of March and what the design team came up with using it. I totally loved how everyone came up with something unique and all their own using the sketch. Sometimes sketches provide the perfect jumping off point for inspiration when it comes to creating!

Here's the sketch:

Brook's interpretation:

My take on it:

Amy's fun spin:

And Laina's adorable page:

Be sure to let us know if you create a layout based on this sketch! We'd love to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another Card Using the March Kit!

Just thought I'd share a little something, something that I eeked out using my remaining scraps from my March kit...gotta love those fun clothesline and banner images from the Dear, Lizzy paper! They make me so happy!

I didn't get this one up in the monthly gallery but wanted to share it all the same. This kit was a definite favorite of mine!


Monday, March 22, 2010


Are you a fan of Sketches? I seriously do not use these handy little blueprints near enough! There are times that I stare and stare at a blank piece of cardstock and waste way too much precious scrapbooking time. I am about to hit my "busy" season. Spring and Summer mean lots of fun activities, tons of photos and very little time to scrapbook. As I approach this season, I plan on using sketches to get me through it.

There are many great sites out there that post new sketches each week. PencilLines by Ana Bowkis is one I love. Here are a few others to visit:
Page Maps
Sketch Thursdays
Got Sketch?
Sassy Little Sketches

Jane Eubank's Sketches
Scrap Maps
Sketches by Suzy 

But my favorite one of them all...Allison Davis' blog and Sketch Books. She is the master of two-pagers. If you have tons of photos and love two pagers, her blog is the place for you.

To get you started for Spring, here is a sketch and layout for you using 4x6 photos!

Hope this helps you get started today! If I missed any other great sites, please list them in the comments!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

One more with the March kit...

I didn't have enough time to really use up my March kit in time for our reveal, so I wanted to share one more layout that I got completed.  There might be a few kits left, so if you haven't already pick one up NOW!!

Kristen has some amazing things planned for April, and I'm sure you'll be as happy as I am to see that April kit.  Hope everyone is having a GREAT Thursday!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Using Those Adorable Lily Bee Flowers

I've had the pleasure of getting to play with the fun tulle flowers by Lily Bee on my scrapbook layouts so for the flowers in this months kit I decided to change up how I used them by creating a sweet (and stylish!) headband for my little girl! I simply adhered the tulle flowers to a plain headband covered with white grosgrain ribbon with a hot glue gun and was done! My little girl loves the result and so do I!

I'd love to see how it is that you've used the fun tulle flowers by Lily Bee too! Be sure to link us up to your creations in the comments here or by posting your photos on our Facebook page!

Happy Crafting!


Monday, March 15, 2010

don't forget about you

Since I started scrapboking in 2006, I have completed over 10 albums. In those ten albums, I am probably in less than 10 layouts. I take all the photos and scrapbook all the stories. My husband, kids and even the DOG have their images and stories recorded. My challenge this year is to put more of "me" in my books. I want my children and grandchildren to know who I was.

Sometimes it can be harder to scrapbook yourself than it is someone else. This month I took some self portraits with the timer on my camera. For a quick journaling and page idea I answered one of those survey emails friends forward to each other.

Three names I have been called other than my first name:
1. Mom
2. Lambchop
3. Bogie
Three jobs I have had
1. Cashier at Camelot Music
2. Halloween Store Clerk
3. Taco Bell Drive thru Girl
Three places I have lived
1. Newport Beach, California
2. Chicago
3. Cincinnati
Three TV Shows I watch
1. Real Housewives of Atlanta
2. American Idol
3. Glee

Three places I have been
1. Hawaii
2. Europe
3. Puerto Rico

Three people who e-mail me regularly
1. Becci
2. Bogie
3. Laurie
Favorite foods
1. Sushi
2. Quedoba Queso Burrito
3. Pad Thai

Three least favorite foods
1. Pork Roast
2. Beef Roast
3. Sausage

Three things I am looking forward to
1. No Snow
2. Scrapping with my friends this weekend
3. Hawaii I think.
Three least favorite things to do
1. Make dinner
2. Clean the House
3. Go outside when its frickin cold

Next time someone sends you one of those list emails, go ahead and answer it. It's a great way to share a little of yourself.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The March Gallery is UP!

Take a look: March 2010 Design Team Gallery

Here's a sample below of the Spring-y Sweetness... all created with the beautiful and inspiring March Kit!

So, how excited are you to get this in the mail? :)


It seems that everywhere I look these days, I see beautiful banners. Banners can be decorations for rooms, seasons, parties and even pages!
This month's kit here at Mosh Posh is full of banner goodness...We have some really cute papers from American Crafts with banners all over them.

There are also some great banner stickers from Jenni Bowlin in the kit. I can't wait to see this month's gallery and the different ways our team incorporated banners in their pages.

If you have a digital die cutter (like Silhouette/Wishblade/Cricut) stop by my blog for a free download today! I made the exact triangle shape to frame or mat the Jenni Bowlin Stickers to help them pop off your page or card.

I recently  made a page about my youngest son and his Grandma with a custom cut banner as the title.

Banners can even be used on cards! I love this card with cute little grass on it!

My friend Trish has an online class that teaches you how to make 12 different garlands and banners.How about this Owl banner she made? Too cute.

If you use an electronic die cutter you can cut your own banner shapes with custom die cuts. Check out the adorable banner Joscie made with my digital banner download!

I found some really cute fabric banners too. Check out this easy tutorial!
no sew fabric banner

Hope these banner projects inspire you to get out your kit and add some banners to your projects today!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Sneaks?

Sneak Peek for Mosh Posh March Kit

Yesterday the sun was shining and I spent the day happily creating away with my AWESOME March kit! I cannot even tell you how much I adore what I created using this kit...I'm not sure if it was the combination of the sun shining in my windows while I worked and the bright and cheery patterned papers that were singing Spring to me or what, but whatever the reason, I am in love and have a feeling that you will be too when you get a chance to play with this kit as well!

Can't wait to share my layouts with you when we have the full gallery reveal! Until then, happy scrapping!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Some ideas for Vinyl

I also frequently use vinyl to make my own "custom" designed stickers for scrapbooking  and craft projects. The teacher's names on the above lunchboxes are an example of this. I love to use Vinyl with my Cricut because it is much thinner than paper and therefore, much easier to cut intircate shapes. A tip for readers though, because it is so thin you do not want to try to place the sticker like you would a normal one. I suggest using the "transfer tape" method. See a great YouTube video by here Above Rubies Studio. It is super easy and the plus side it that you take take your stickers right of the mat in one piece and apply to your project. No worries about letters not being straight or correctly spaced.

For those who use a Cricut I have found these setting work best for me when cutting Vinyl. You don't want to cut through the backing, just the vinyl on top.
Blade 2
Speed 1
Pressure 2

Silhouette has come out with some really cool new vinyl products that I cannot wait to try.
Fuzzy Vinyl! I'm not so sure I would use this on an interior project because of dust collection. I'm going to use it to make fuzzy stickers and shapes. You can also purchase this at TwoPeas.

Heat Transfer Vinyl also from Silhouette. They have both smooth and flocked in many colors. I'm going to make some tshirts for my little guys with the flocked. This looks so much easier than the Yudo machine from Provo!

Another great product for interior walls is Chalkboard Vinyl. I purchased mine from ebay. I plan to make a wall graphic with mine to write imporant dates and info for the family each week.

I purchase my regular vinyl from SignWarehouse when I need a roll or from Vinyl Outlet when I only need a sheet or two. You can purchase transfer tape from either source. If you are only using vinyl for small applications, you can also use delicate blue painters tape from a hardware store.

Anyone else have any great vinyl products, sources or ideas they love?

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