Matting Photos 10 Ways

“Desert Garden” by Paije – Pattern #381 A mat is the colored, or patterned, paper behind the photo that draws attention to picture or makes it stand out from the background.Scroll down for 10 additional photo matting ideas. 1. Combine …

Mirror Images

Mirror images are a quick way to do a double page layout. This is a Freestyle Pattern #189 (formerly known as  Puzzle pattern for this layout. What I like about this particular pattern is the two outside columns that frame the …

8 Ideas for Fabulous Spring Scrapbook Layouts

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, when the flowers emerge and everything gets green. Try a renew of your own with one of these fabulous ideas. Accent with Flowers “Spring in St. Louis” By Paije – Pattern #118 …

Try Bright Colors

Bright colors grab our attention and make us happy. But, when scrapbooking, they can easily overwhelm the focus of the scrapbook — the photos. Here are 10 layouts featuring bright colors, along with some tips on how to make them …

Create Dynamic Layouts

When you need to create a page that is incredibly amazing, reach for the Dynamic Die Set. This set of three dies, with a few layering pieces, packs a mighty punch. The collection invites you to create some amazing photo …

6 Ways to Go Chunky

Sometimes our photos call for bigger chunks. Instead of working with 1-inch squares, we can use 2-inch squares to create chunky mosaics. Check out these chunky creations … Using the Layering Colored Dies, you can incorporate multiple photos to create …

Design Principle 3: Focal Point

Perhaps the most important element of design is the focal point. This is the “bullseye” of your layout — the place where the eye goes first. It sets the tone and theme of your layout and has the most visual …

10 Designs for Big Photos

When you hear the word “mosaic,” you probably think of tiny pieces. But Mosaic Moments® can include pieces ranging from 1-inch square to 11 1/4 inches square — and everything in between. We need to use larger photos when people …

Steps to Get Out of the Box

Some of you have found that there are dies that require us to see beyond the Pattern Gallery to use them. Seeing examples of what can be created really helps us visualize their use and often sparks the imagination to …

Get Creative with Corners

Corner Tiles can, of course, be used to make photo corners or triangles on your layout. But you can also use them to create some pretty nifty graphical designs. Check out some of the possibilities below. “Pacific Coast” by Paije …

Six Colorful Card Ideas

I like simple, colorful designs. I also enjoy intricate puzzles with lots of options. The Grid Cards have 24 – 1” squares. Lots of possibilities! The spaces can be filled with multiple colored squares, triangles or circles. Grouped together we can get …

10 Ways to Cope By Scrapbooking

Article written by Candy Spiegel Did you know art can help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression? Multiple scientific studies have shown the link. They believe creativity causes our brains to release dopamine, a chemical that makes us happy. …

Send Birthday Greetings to All Ages

Seven billion greeting cards are purchased each year to send to friends and family. Why purchase them when you can make high-quality, personalized cards at home? Mosaic Moments® Grid Cards come with envelopes, are pre-folded and are thicker than most …

Three Quick Steps

Three quick steps to change a page kit  This Mosaic Moments Page Kit, Sew Crafty, was another chance to tweak a Page kit to fit with photos in three quick steps. First, Pattern Change. The first page I have rearranged …

Add a Little More to Your Page Kits

It’s always fun to add a few embellishments to your layouts and page kits are no exception. This page and the particular patterned paper were the right fit for the 8 Petals Dies. The paper even helped me to choose …

Work in Rows

Row patterns are layouts where everything is lined up in multiple rows across the page. Row pages naturally work well with horizontal photos, but they can some unique designs as well. Did you know page patterns in the Mosaic Moments …

Travel Die Favorites

Several people I know are already planning their summer travels! I’m going to challenge you to consider planning your travel layouts and thinking about the dies you might want to use. I’d like to share some of my travel die …

10 Techniques with the Strip Frame Die

Strip Frame Dies feature unique designs that help to highlight a detail on your photo. These types of dies are best described just by looking at their results, so here are 10 fantastic ways to use Strip Frame Dies. “Wild …