Mosaic Look


Hi scrapbookers! Yes this day 3 of National Scrapbook Month and Happy Mother’s Day to all who are mothers!

For my mother’s day, so far it is a day of rest.  Don’t have any baseball games to go and no “mom I’m hungry, what is there to eat” or “mom, can you drive me to …”.  Mind you it is early still but so far they have left me alone.  What the neatest part was that my husband and I went out for our walk this morning and went to De Dutch for breakfast.  The kids didn’t even what to come with us.  Whoo hoo!  I am starting to see light in the tunnel wherein they don’t want to be with us anymore.  (I now can believe my mother … she always say that wait until they get independent and they don’t to hang around the parents).  Don’t get me wrong, I love them to death but there are days where Stuart and I need time for ourselves.  Enough said, back to scrapbooking …

These two pages are my most outstanding scrapbooking pages that I have done so far. Most people can’t image cutting images out into little tiny squares but I encourage you to do so.  Piecing them like a jigsaw is the most rewarding challenges I have and I love every minute of it.  I hope to do more (now just have to get my camera out and dust of the dusts).  It is baseball season, and of course, trying to juggle work, school, kids and my SU business … things may slow down just a tad on my webblog, but I will do my best to upkeep it.  LOL!

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From my earlier post, I mentioned that I was using our SU punches (1 1/4″ square punch and 1 3/8″ square punch).  This is what you get when you start to play with pieces.  It is like a jigsaw.

(Right) I punched the images into squares.  I placed my focal points, and surround them with different images and replacing unwanted squares with remnant pieces.

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(Left) again punched them out and just played with the images.  The top I spaced them out so that it look like continuance images to create the one strip.  The middle, I pretended that they were snorkeling around a pool of fishes.  At the bottom, I had a large image, and smaller images of the actual waves smashing against the rocks.  Again, rather than throwing the pictures away, I used them as a highlight, putting them in frames on popped them on a pop dot.

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I accent it with a snorkler.  It just finishes the page without having to journal.

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Recipe:

Papers: Bashful Blue, Barely Bananas, Basic Black, Ballet Blue

Accessories: foam dots, 1 1/4″ square punch, 1 3/8″ square punch

Thanks for stopping by ~ Liz