Hello everyone!  How was your Holiday?  Hopefully Santa put some amazing scrapbooking supplies under your tree, or at the very least some cash to buy some with!  If you *are* looking for something pretty amazing to purchase, then today’s steal, the Fancy Pants Like Father, Like Son & Wishful Thinking collections may be just the answer for you!  A little boy, a little girl, a little bit of everything!

I have to admit, I think that Christmas zapped my creative mojo.  It’s gone completely missing and I’d love if someone found it, if they would return it!  THANKFULLY, I had a stash of photos sitting in my email from some of our wonderful Facebook Friends and Fans, and luckily the photos that  Jessica Laureno sent me some time ago were just begging to be used with the Like Father, Like Son collection.  If it weren’t for Jessica, I could very likely be sitting at my scrapbook desk, still staring…..willing my mojo to make an appearance!

This weeks sketch was at the request of one of our Facebook fans….a layout that would work for either an 8×8 photo or a block of 4, 4×4 photos.  I couldn’t resist going with the 4 photos as little Andrew is positively adorable (as is his mommy equally gorgeous!) and I had to use just as many photos as I could!

Now you’ll notice that the result of my missing mojo, caused my layout to be morphed slightly from the sketch that I created.  The final layout is a  little out of my ordinary range as it doesn’t really allow for a title and **gasp**, doesn’t really allow for much journaling!  If you find yourself wishing for more room to have a title and ample journaling, this layout could easily be converted into a 2 pager with a simple 5×7 on the opposing page and plenty of room for a title and journaling.

I had fun mixing up the patterns of paper that come with today’s steal.  I added a little bit of dimension to the layout using pop dots to elevate some of the embellishments.

I also added a few buttons and brads to spice up the corners of the layout.

You’ll see that I also included a teeny tiny journaling block where Jessica can add her thoughts about the day or even a simple quote to finish off the page.

THANK YOU Jessica, for letting me create a layout with photos of you and your handsome little fellah!

Melodee and I were so impressed with all of the creations that came in this past week for the two sketches that were offered last week.  High five to all of you that found the time during the most hectic week of the year to actually scrap!  Way to go!

We are so happy about it that we decided again to give away two prizes this week.

Our two lucky winners are……

Julie Koets with her amazing beach layout that makes me long to live back in California

And Shana Charpentier with her incredibly fun layout featuring her hunny making balloon animals!  What a great memory to preserve!

Julie and Shana, send us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will get a prize sent out to you!

Well, you know the drill!  Have your layouts posted to our Facebook Fan page or personal blog by next Monday at Midnight MST, and you’ll be eligible for our weekly drawing.  Remember to make a comment here on this blog posting with a link to your page!

Good luck!  Oh, and if you see my mojo, will you please tell it to get it’s hiney home!  Thanks so much!

Have a great day!