I know, I know…..  You’re probably all wondering WHY on earth there would be two sketches this week.  Well, I came up with two pretty good reasons for it.  First off, I had so much fun working with today’s steal, the 3 Bugs In A Rug, Groovy Collection, that I couldn’t quite stop at one layout.  The other reason is with the holiday coming up this weekend that I figure you are all going to want to have some extra ideas on what to do with all of the wonderful goodness that will hopefully be heading your way this weekend.  :)

The first sketch that I made was at the request of our Facebook Friend, Melissa Dehne.  She requested a sketch to house 3 – 4×6, horizontal photos.  Here is what I came up with.

I absolutely LOVE how easy the 3 Bugs papers make it to complete a cute layout with such variety in papers.  In fact, I created this layout from start to finish in 40 min!  I told my Facebook friends that is the sure sign of an excellent paper collection, when a layout will come together so smoothly and quickly!

I love how this kit comes with all sorts of punch out die cut embellishments.

It also comes with some pretty cute letter stickers too!

I simply couldn’t stop with one layout and wanted to showcase a variety of the different papers in the collection, so I came up with the 2nd sketch for this week.

You’ll notice that my original sketch didn’t work with the photo that I wanted to use, so I adapted to make it work!

I cut out several different sized rectangles in all different patterns of papers for the base of this sketch.   Again….loved the diecuts and how well everything coordinates…not to mention it’s a pretty compatible color palate that went well with other embellishments that I had in my stash.

(PS, don’t tell my hunny that I used, let alone posted this photo for the world to see!  Hee hee.  He hates it!  Oh and especially don’t point out to him that we’ve really only been married 18 years!  He remembers better than I do!  Must fix the journaling.  ;)  I think my brain is zapped from all of our kids!  ::giggle::)

Now here is the little bit of a surprise that Melodee and I thought would be fun.  You girls have worked so hard on the mojo’s and a HUGE high five to all of you that created #21 and had it posted on time.  This is perhaps the busiest week of the year and 24 of you still found time to scrap.  We thought that was definitely something to shout about and decided to award 2 winners this week.

Thanks to Random.org, our winners are

Colleen Posey

and Michelle Blagg

Girls…we LOVE your layouts (along with every one created by all of you!)  Colleen and Michelle, please send us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will be happy to send you out a little scrappy fun!

Good luck on getting your MWM#22 done by next Monday at midnight in order to be eligible for the weekly drawing.  Remember to post them to our Facebook fan page (or personal blog), with a link provided here in the comments.

Also be sure to share!  It bring us so much joy to see new participants to our weekly fun!