Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mastering the Hammock

This is a two page layout from a Mosiac Moments class by Tami Potter's Wish in the Wind.  It's one of my favorite classes to take when I go to the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention with several of the other NEPA Gigglers.   Tami is a wonderful teacher & her husband, Kevin helps out too.   These pages will also count towards my Splitcoaststampers Scrapbook Goals for January & are the final two I needed to hit my Janary goal of eight pages.  Yay, I made it!!   

On the left page, I printed the title in Word on SU Very Vanilla.  I was surprised how well the printer color matched the tan blocks.  The photos were taken in 2010 so again I printed the year in Word & cut them out on my trimmer.  Usually I punch out the numbers or letters but these blocks are 2X2 & (believe it or not) I don't have the right size punch.  The flower blocks were part of the kit & are lightly sponged.  I decided to add the buttons which aren't part of Tami's design but I used them on the right page too so this helps tie the pages together.  

For the right page, my journaling was much smaller than the 4X4 bvlock so instead I cut it 4X2 & centered it on the block.  I then added the buttons (which aren't part of Tami's design) to fill in the blank space.  Thanks for looking!!
Supplies:  Mosaic Moments Kit, SU very Vanilla.


  1. Congrats on making your goal. The LO is great. I love the addition of the buttons. I think it really added to the pages.

  2. This looks great, LouAnn! Love the color-blocking! It reminded me that *somewhere* I have templates like this for cards. Wonder where they are. Hmmm.