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Thank you for helping us reach 12,000 fans!

Thank you for helping us reach 12,000 fans!

Ok, so to say we are humbled is a total understatement today. 12,000 Facebook Fans, really??? While we were watching the numbers tick up this morning I was telling my husband how impressed I am by the growth of ScrapbookSteals over the past year or so. I was sitting in a hotel room while attending the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in Anaheim California last January watching our little Facebook Community grow and hit 5,000 fans. I was choked up telling him the story and how happy it makes me. Hitting a milestone number is so great, but what really impresses me is the community we are all building together. Watching you all love the craft of Scrapbooking the way Kristy and I do is more than awesome. Seeing your projects and the growth truly inspires us each and every day. The idea that we can inspire a tiny part of your lives even a little teeny bit, is overwhelming sometimes.

Anyway, enough with the sappy! As I wipe tears from my face…let’s Celebrate! Make a comment here on this blog post about what inspires you about ScrapbookSteals, even a tiny bit. Even if it is just something that makes you wake up before 9 MDT each day. (As it does for me). You have until Thursday night, midnight MDT to make a comment here, and we will pick a random entry to win a fabulous Prima Marketing prize package. Chipboard pieces, Flowers – large and small – Enough embellishments to make dozens of projects! A sincere thanks again to all of you who have joined our little community, we really can’t put into words how awesome you all are!

This week is a little ‘POSH’ if I do say so! Mid Week Mojo #17

This week is a little ‘POSH’ if I do say so!  Mid Week Mojo #17

Wowee!  I can’t believe we are comfortably sailing along on our way through the ‘Emerald Club’ mojo sketches.   How great is that?  If you become a member of both clubs that will be TWENTY amazing layouts in your scrapbooks and all since JUNE!

When I knew I would be creating with Today’s Steal, the KI Posh Kit, I was a teeny bit indecisive as to what I was planning on creating.  I love the gorgeous, girly colors, but have this hangup with wanting to scrapbook current photos.  I was sifting through my photos and realized how perfect these papers would be for not only springtime, summertime, baby girl, all about me pages….but for HALLOWEEN? Yup.  It’s true.  I used this kit to complete a layout about my and her fairy costume.

I sat down and immediately knew that this layout would have to be a 2 pager.  Wayyyyy too many photos to choose from!  :)

I really wanted to enlarge my favorite photo to use as the highlight of the left hand page.

I moved around the other 3 photos on the right hand side of the page until I settled upon a layered, tilted look.  While I am usually a very linear scrapper, this really seemed to work for the feel of the layout.

I also have to admit that lace papers kind of scare me but they are OH so pretty!  I decided to challenge myself to use the piece that comes with the kit.  All in all I don’t think it turned out too shabby!  :)  I felt like the entire piece of lace paper was a little overwhelming so I decided to cut it up and spread it out across the 2 pages.

I cannot say enough good about the embellishments that come with this kit.  Why might you ask?  Because they are so sparkly!  Oh how this girl loves some bling!  I decided I wanted a little more empahsis on the glitter flowers so I decided to back them onto white cardstock and adhere them to the page using pop dots.

I also love how the brads finished off the centers of some flowers that I added quite nicely!

Last but not least I had to add a fairly decent sized journaling area to tell the story of my ‘Fairyly Gorgeous’ girl!

All in all, even though I am a challenged individual when it comes to working with only patterns, I really like how this page turned out, and can’t wait to show my girly!

As I was cleaning up I couldn’t resist throwing together some cards with my scraps!

All of us had such a great time browsing through all of the incredibly creative MWM #16 sketches.  I loved seeing how everyone made Jessica’s sketch work for them!  I have to thank my buddy, Random.Org for selecting this weeks winner, Sarah Cunico.

I love how she turned the sketch into a birthday gift!  SO creative!

Sarah, will you please send us a quick email to orders@scrapbooksteals.com with your address and we will get a little something sent out to you soon!

Good luck this week on getting one step closer to becoming an Emerald Club member.  I know that I have promised you Diamond Club members a little ‘flair’ to dress up your blogs or Facebook pages.  Be on the lookout for that shortly.  And if you are a Diamond Club member and haven’t yet sent me a request, please send me a quick email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, so that I can get your flair sent out to you!

One more reminder…make sure that you have your layout posted to our Facebook Fan Page, or other online source such as a blog, by next Monday at Midnight in order to be eligible for next weeks random drawing.

Sending you all lovely happy scrappy vibes!