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Online Crop Challenge #4: 4 is the Magic Number

Online Crop Challenge #4: 4 is the Magic Number

This layout will be surrounded by 4’s.  Your layout must include:

4 – Patterned Papers

4 – Brads

4 – Stickers or Rubons

4 – Ribbons

And just for fun you can add 4 of whatever else you’d like!  Photos, chipboard, flowers, gems, …..you name it!

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page, or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Online Crop Challenge #3: I’m thankful for….

Online Crop Challenge #3: I’m thankful for….

With the month of Thanksgiving soon approaching and the month of the Canadian Thanksgiving drawing to a close, lets see a layout featuring something that you are thankful for.  It could be your husband, your children, your home or even the fact that you can get a Diet Coke at the gas station on the corner.  Whatever it is, be it big or small, show us what you’re thankful for right now.

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page , or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Online Crop Challenge #2: 1,2,3,4,5

Online Crop Challenge #2: 1,2,3,4,5

For this challenge you will need to create a layout using different numbers of elements!

1  sheet of shaped paper

2  photos (no more, no less)

3  words in your title

4  chipboard embellishments and / or flowers

5 sentences in your journaling.

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page, or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Mid Week Mojo #15 with a shiny new look! (Also Online Crop Challenge #1)

Mid Week Mojo #15 with a shiny new look! (Also Online Crop Challenge #1)

Wow.  Do you like the new look of our blog, or what?  Our Creative Genius Emily has been busy, making our blog a little more organized.  Take some time, and click around.  Hopefully you will find yourself right at home, because I have your seat waiting and a nice warm cup of hot cocoa waiting for you!  (Yes.  Can you believe it is snowing in Utah.  Ick!  Oh and stay tuned for a VERY exciting feature to our blog that should be popping up soon!)

I am SO excited about Today’s Steal, the Echo Park Halloween Collection.  That’s right.  ECHO PARK!  Can you believe that Miss Melodee worked her charm and brought to us the ever amazing and oh so sought after, Echo Park.  Yup.  She gets a high five, a star on her forehead and a 44 oz. Diet Mt. Dew for that one!

I know we have seen our fair share of Halloween goodness around the halls of ScrapbookSteals, but MMMMMMMMM….. I am totally in awe of today’s kit.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to scrapbook for this weeks Mojo, and was going to do a one pager.  However, these papers were screaming so much fun to me that my one pager turned into a 2 page, 6 – 4×6 photo layout.

I LOVE the patterns of the Echo Park Halloween Collection.  I admit, I’m deathly afraid of scrapping with nothing but patterned prints, yet the small prints on this collection didn’t seem to overwhelm my simple style.  Of course I am so in love with the dots, stars, webs, stripes, skulls and witchy boots that it was really hard to decide what to use.  I finally settled on a mix of 6 different sheets of paper.  (Did you catch that…*I* used SIX different sheets of patterned papers!)

The stickers that come with this kit are so much fun.  I think that Echo Park is BRILLIANT for combining small letter stickers and large letter stickers on the same sheet.  I mean how often are you looking for a small letter sticker to coordinate with a larger letter sticker.  No more need to search!  It’s all at your finger tips!

The other stickers in this collection are so much fun and the perfect addition to spice up a spooky layout.

Do you know what another absolutely FUN use would be for this kit is to create a ‘milk box’ haunted house.  I’ve never seen one of these done before, but while I was taking a stroll through our Facebook Fan Page one night I came across this DARLING Halloween House made by our talented friend Tara Gross.


Can you not imagine how cute one of these houses would be using the darling skull paper in the Echo Park kit?  Tara was kind enough to share more detailed images on her blog. Click here to see other amazing Halloween Craft decorating ideas from Tara.

Now for the exciting part of the MWM blog post.  Our winner from last week!

Brittany Perry was the lucky winner chosen by Random.Org.  It’s a good thing she remembered to comment!

I love how Brittany turned her MWM #14 into a 2 pager and made the wavy lines a sidewalk.  Seriously too cute!

Now don’t forget that this upcoming Friday is our on-line crop from 6 – 10 MST.   We will be having lots of fun, challenges and of course prizes.  In fact, MWM #15 is your first official challenge for the online crop.  Tomorrow I will post the additional 3 challenges so that you can get your scrappy caps on!

The rules for being eligible for the drawing remain the same.

* Layouts must be posted on our Facebook Fan Page, or personal blog by Monday, November 1st at Midnight.  (The midnight that comes at the end of the day.)

* You must return to THIS blog posting and leave a comment with a link to where your layout is posted.  I will be selecting a random winner from the comments posted on THIS blog post.

* Share, Share, Share!  If we hit 100 shares then we will have 2 random winners next week.  I know we tried hard last week, and sadly our share counter was having some problems, so this week is your chance to hit that 100!

Have fun scrapping!  Can’t wait to ‘see’ you all on Friday night during our video chat.  Well.  You can see us crazies in the warehouse.  Wish we could all be together!



Monday Card Madness #4

Monday Card Madness #4

Hey everyone!  Are you ready for some card making fun?  If you were lucky enough to be one of the ‘thieves’ to ‘steal’ today’s card kit from Die Cuts With A View, then you will be ready to roll with this weeks MCM sketch.  If you weren’t able to steal today, no worries!  I will give you measurements on how to make a gate fold card so that you complete this weeks sketch.

I am the first to admit that I have always thought there is something truly special and almost magical about a gate fold card.  I’m not sure if they seem just a little bit fancier, or what, but they make me smile and they are absolutely fun to create!  My favorite is to add a ribbon closure.

If you don’t have pre-made gate fold cards to work with, it’s really easy.  Simply cut your piece of cardstock to 11 x 5 1/2″.  Make a score mark 2 3/4″ in from each edge.  Fold the ‘doors’ shut.

I love the addition of ribbon to the gate fold cards.  Here is how I attached the ribbon.

Step 1: tape a piece of ribbon to the front of the left hand ‘door’ in the center.  This piece of ribbon will measure approximately 14″ long.

Step 2: Cover this piece of ribbon with a piece of patterned paper.  Then tape the another piece of ribbon to the top of this side of the card.  This piece of ribbon will measure about 9″ long.

Step 3:  Now use an embellishment to cover over the area where the ribbon is taped to the front of the card.

Note:  I added a little piece of tape to the back side of the circle to help keep the ribbon in place.

Step 4:  Tie the ribbon closed!  Super easy!  Super cute!  And such a fun way to dress up a card!

We have all loved seeing your creations posted to our Facebook Fan Page.

Remember if you’d like  a chance to win all of the cards that I have created this month for Monday Card Madness, then simply create a card, post it on our Facebook fan page (or other online area),  leave a comment on which ever blog post pertains to the card that you created.  You have until next Monday, November 1st, at midnight, to post your entries.  I will then draw one random winner from all of the comments made.

Until Wednesday…happy scrappin’!