It’s Monday, so I thought I would make it a Mosaic Monday and share a few pages I have created recently using the Mosaic Moments system.
If you are unfamiliar with the system, it is based on a 1-inch grid. Each page uses special grid paper as its base. There is only one rule — you must cover all of the grid lines. Other than that, you can do anything you like!
In the page above, I cut up images out of paper and added all sorts of metal bits, gears and brads to make it manly … I call it my 40-pound page because it weighs so much! Notice how I covered each of the grid lines with either cardstock or photos and then added my decor on top of that.
This is a two-page spread using the Mosaic Moments system. I overlapped a few photos and used patterned paper to fill in a bit.
These are my meat chickens — the ones we raise for food. Yes, I know, you are horrified. I used the journaling block to explain why I do this. Because I had a lot to say, I typed it on the computer and then cut the paper to fit the grid. I also matted a photo and cut up parts of the paper to create the title.
Look for more inspiration and tips next Monday!
Filmstrips, vintage cameras and anything related to photography are all the rage in crafting these days. And, it is a trend I love. So, I was thrilled when Mosaic Moments brought out this Filmstrip Die. One die cuts out the film strip and whatever paper or photos you wish to put inside the strip.
I created this page after taking my new camera to Chesaning and photographing the city at night. They do amazing holiday window displays! Sort of like a mini Macy’s. The embellishments and accent papers are from Close to My Heart.
I created a video to show you how easy it is to use this new die … click here to watch it.
This post is sponsored by Mosaic Moments.
My husband got me a new camera for Christmas. It shipped early, so I actually received it at the beginning of December — he wanted me to be able to photograph Christmas with it, but, I got so caught up in Christmas, that I forgot to take more than a handful of photos.
I did, however, get to take it with me when I went to Creative Passions Crop & Quilt Retreat in Chesaning, Michigan just before the holidays. Here are a few of my favorite photos I took there …
Creative Passions is a wonderful place, by the way … we stayed in the small space in the back of the church, called CP2B, which comfortably holds four with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fireplace. There was plenty of space to cook (or to set out the junk food, which is what we did) and crop. The owner provides so many amenities, including breakfast, bottled water, hair dryers, shampoo, lotion, every channel possible on the tv, WiFi and even a pencil sharpener! I loved my time there and cannot wait to go back. I only made it to two of the restaurants but I did find the best gluten-free pizza north of Detroit at the bowling alley. And, I was able to find a few Christmas presents in town, as well. It was nice being away from all of the hustle and bustle and big box stores for a bit. I have got to book another trip …