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Design Team Post #1

Hi, I am Candy and I am so excited to be part of the Mosaic Moments Design Team this year. I have been a fan of Mosaic Moments for more than 10 years, so I am thrilled to be working closely with the company this year.

The first challenge for 2013 was to share something about ourselves. I chose to show you some of my favorite activities, designed on Ivory Grid Paper. I chose photos with similar colors and accented it all in light orange cardstock.

Since journaling is difficult to read in a photo, I thought I would share it with you ...

Architecture, History,Antique Shopping

I do not ever remember not loving history – especially American and European history. I love to imagine how things once were – putting myself in the shoes of those who came before me. 

Chickens

When I visited Key West several years ago, chickens roamed the streets and I fell in love. Last spring, my husband surprised me with my own tiny flock. Now I spend hours each week
watching, talking to and laughing at my chickens.

 Lighthouses

I love lighthouses and the sandy beach. Whenever I am stressed, a trip to put my feet
in the sand always helps. Fortunately in Michigan one is never far from the coast.

 Trains

I cannot explain where my love of trains came from. Maybe it is the romance of a bygone era
or the tiny cities people create with models. All I know is that my heart pounds heavily whenever I happen to witness a train speeding by.

 Growing my own food

I hate bugs and I hate dirt, so even I was surprised at how much I enjoyed gardening. Every day during the summer, I spent time picking produce and figuring out ways to eat it and
preserve it for the future.

 

For the title, I started with a Paper Tile from Mosaic Moments in Chocolate Cream. I wanted the word "favorite" to be the exact same color as the background paper, so I used a couple of additional Paper Tiles in Ivory to cut the letters out with my die-cutting machine. I just placed the Tiles over the letters I needed to cut.


The other letters are also cut out with my die-cutting machine, but I used cardstock for those. I also added a bit of twine from the Twinery and a few brads from Bo Bunny.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my life!

Shared by Candy Spiegel on January 3, 2013 | Memory Date: January 3, 2013
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Candy, I love your layout! The photos are beautiful and you chose the perfect colors to showcase them. It was great getting to know you and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Posted By: Billi Glenn  |  January 13, 2013 at 6:57 am   
Hi Candy, Nice meeting you!!! I absolutely love your page. It's just beautiful, simply beautiful. I love your journaling blocks and the colors are outstanding! Thank you for sharing "A Few of Your Favorite Things!!"
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  January 12, 2013 at 12:53 am   
Beautiful! I am not a good journal-er...yours is wonderful! It all ties together beautifully! Looking forward to seeing more and getting to know you more in 2013.
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  January 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm   
Hi Candy! WOW!! Great job! I love your layout! Love the colors and the wonderful journaling. Nice to meet you!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  January 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm   
Beautiful layout and a nice intro so we know who you are.
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  January 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm   
Candy, looking forward to seeing more of your great layouts.
Posted By: Linda Leffel  |  January 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm   
I clearly need more lessons from you on creating mosaics. Mine don't even look close to this. As always your pages/creations could have stepped out of a magazine.
Posted By: Lynnette Dudonis Dahlin Sackman  |  January 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm   
Great page and the photos are fabulous! The colors are a great choice and tie everything together. My neighbor across the street has chickens too. They have this fancy coop all set up in the back yard.
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm   
I love the layout and how clear and easy everything on the page is to see! Great start!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  January 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm   
This is just beautiful Candy! The warmth of your page is remarkable. Your color choices have complimented your photos so well. I LOVE the train photo...it's perfect. Your title fairly "sings" to us and I like the close up of the block so I can see the neat brad you used. Thank you so much for the copy of your journaling...it adds so much to the story. We can appreciate the photos and layout, but the journaling is where you have given us insight into YOU! Thanks for introducing yourself...Welcome to the 2013 MM Design Team!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  January 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm   
     

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