Wow.  Is today not filled with all sorts of lucky.  First off, it’s MWM #13, which ironically happens to fall on October 13th!  What’s also super lucky is that today our Mid Week Mojo is brought to you by our fantabulous fan, Cristine Redmond!

We have had this guest appearance in the works for weeks!  When I talked with Cristine about what she’d like to work with she thought Christmas product would be fun…and lo and behold, we had the perfect kit in mind for her.  Today’s steal, the KI Memories, Festive and Good Tidings Kits ended up being the perfect accompanyment to her darling Holiday photos!

For those of you that don’t know Cristine, I asked her to share a little blurb about herself with us.   She wrote:

I was so excited, honored, anxious (all of the above?!) when Kristy and Melodee invited me to give the über-talented Kristy a week off from doing the Mid-Week Mojo!  I find scrapbooking incredibly hard because I don’t have a creative eye at all!  I rely on sketches and scraplifting for almost every layout I do, so this was definitely a challenge for me to create a sketch AND a layout!

When I saw the kit I was going to work with for the Mojo, I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use.  Every year, we do some sort of picture in front of the tree (dogs – when we had them, our first daughter and now both of our girls).  Last year’s pictures were taken in matching pj’s and I thought the pictures would work well with some of the papers in this kit.  I love the olive greens and creams in a few of the papers.  They coordinate so nicely!  All of the papers are so versatile and some can work with non-Christmas themed layouts.

I ended up changing the size of my pictures after I made the sketch because I wanted to make the picture area more square.  And instead of writing the date on the side of the pictures (the box with the squiggly line), I chose to put it at the bottom of the page so I could use the sparkly glitter numbers from the kit.  Other than that, I stayed pretty true to the sketch.

I also decided to make a card because I was itching to do something with the sheet Kristy accurately described to me as being “placemat-like.”  I also used my i-top to create berries with another shimmery paper from this kit.

I hope everyone has fun creating and THANK YOU again to Kristy and Melodee for giving me the opportunity to guest sketch!

I love how Cristine’s sketch is very linear and holds 3 photos, plus a great journaling strip space.  (Can I just say that I love journaling strips!)  Thank you, thank you, thank you Cristine, for providing us with such amazing inspiration and for providing me with a little creative break, cause I have to tell you….I have something SUPER exciting in the works!

As always, one of my favorite parts of Mid Week Mojo is announcing the winner of our weekly drawing.  This week our winner is Chloe Rasch-Salerno.  I <3 this layout of her little lady at 4 months old!  In fact I’m so grateful to Random.Org for selecting her layout as I hadn’t had a chance to see this page yet!  I have to say that this sketch has been one of my favorites and Every.  Single.  Layout. has been utterly fantastic!   (You girls are so amazing.  It’s almost a full time job keeping up with all of your creative goodness!)

Now here is an important change to our Mid Week Mojo prize drawing process.  You can only imagine with the Monday Card Madness that it truly is madness sifting through all of the projects on our Facebook Fan Page to make sure that everything is given a fair chance for our drawing.

FROM HEREON OUT, after posting your layout to our Facebook Fan Page (or other on-line source) by midnight of the following Monday you will then need to make a comment on the coordinating MWM blog post, with the address of its location copied and pasted in your comment.  For instance, after creating the awesome MWM sketch #13, you will need to upload somewhere for us to oooooh and ahhhhh over, then copy and paste a link to where it is hosted in a comment made on THIS blog post.  That will make it leaps and bounds easier for me to make sure that everyone that created is included for the weekly prize drawing!  :-)  (Thank you for helping to salvage the few brain cells that I have left!  ;) )

Thanks again Cristine for taking on the challenge of being our guest sketch designer.  We already have another fantastic fan on slate for November!

As always…happy scrappin’!