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Love Elsie, Cody | Mid Week Mojo #49

Love Elsie, Cody | Mid Week Mojo #49

Hello scrappy girls! Can you believe it’s time for Mid Week Mojo once again? I’d been dying to scrapbook photos of my most recent running adventure, so I begged Melodee to let me work with today’s steal, the Cody Collection by Love Elsie. Even though the Cody collection is slightly more sports related, I really loved the colors and thought they would go great with the photos from my adventure.

Because I had so many photos that I wanted to capture on one layout, I decided to challenge myself with a sketch housing 11 photos.

I actually even decided to squeeze three more onto the layout than I made for myself.

I admit that I’m a true sucker for the whimsical feeling of the Love Elsie collections. The chipboard letters are some of my favorites!

I also love the little chipboard embellishments to add that finishing touch.

Now I’m sure you’ve all been waiting to find out who the lucky random winners to our online crop challenges are — wait no longer!

Challenge #1: Linda Chen

Challenge #2: Lori Burton

Challenge #3: Erin Schultz

Challenge #4: Brettany Quinton

Challenge #5: Megan Hebel

If you five lovely ladies could please send your address to service@scrapbooksteals.com we will be happy to send a prize out to you.

Now for those of you that sent our service department photos for the crop games, if you are the lucky winner they will send you an email directly.

I’d like to shout out another huge thank you to all of you that helped make the online crop such a success. Thanks to all of you that participated with challenges or chat and a huge thanks to Echo Park for being such an amazing host!

I hope you have a great week and be sure to check in next Wednesday for the final sketch in our Diamond Club series! As for this week make sure that your layouts are posted to our Facebook fan page or personal blog with a link left on this blog posting in order to be eligible for our regular weekly drawing.

Keep it up and scrap happy!

Canadian Shipping Has Returned!

Canadian shipping has returned! You didn’t miss the fun — we held a portion of inventory from each steal for a super steal just for Canadians! Enjoy the products you missed during the lockout plus combined shipping for anything you buy including the steals of the day. Must have a Canadian shipping address to purchase.

Better steal fast! Inventory is guaranteed solely for Canadians until 9am tomorrow, June 29.

You can {click here} to start shopping.

How To’sday | Pinwheels by Brittany Perry

How To’sday | Pinwheels by Brittany Perry

One of our favorite ScrapbookSteals girls has done it again! If you’ve been paying attention to our Facebook fan page you’ve undoubtedly seen the darling pinwheels adorning so many of the scrapbook pages. Brittany Perry shows us step by step how to create one of these fantastic summer embellishments for your own paper crafting projects.

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Pinwheels are everywhere! You can’t look through a paper crafting magazine or website without seeing them. I think they are a great alternative to flowers—and totally something that can be used on boy and girl layouts and cards! I am so glad to have something else I can use on my boys pages other than stars & buttons. And they’re SUPER easy and fast to make!

Step 1: Cut out a square of double sided paper. This one is 2.5″x2.5″.

Step 2: Lightly draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on the square.

Step 3: From each corner, cut about 1/2 – 2/3 of the way toward the center of the square. You don’t want to cut all the way, or it will make separate triangles, and you want them to all still be connected. If you want to ink the edges, the best time to do it is now, before you begin folding and gluing.

Step 4: Take one corner from each of the four new sections and fold it in so that it touches the center, and use adhesive to hold down the corner. I also used a foam square under each piece of folded paper, so that there would be some dimension and to help it hold better. Repeat with the same side/corner on each of the four sections.

Step 5: Finish off the center with a brad, button, or whatever else you like.

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Thank you Brittany for another fantastic tutorial. Be sure to check in tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo and the announcement of the winners of the challenges from our online crop.

Have a great day!

Xyron Design Runner | Monday Card Madness #38

Xyron Design Runner | Monday Card Madness #38

Every once in awhile there is a tool that comes out on the market which is the next best thing since sliced bread. I have to say that the accessory kit which comes with today’s steal the Xyron Design Runner makes using the handy printing machine an absolute breeze! I had so much fun making pretty, straight lines of the different designs which come with the Design Runner.

The only hard part about using today’s steal was trying to decide which design to use on my card for this week!

I decided that I would truly take to heart all of the wonderful cards that were given to me for my birthday and use them as inspiration pieces for the upcoming Monday Card Madness sketches. I love that I will be able to share not only a little piece of me, but a little piece of some of you as well.

This week I based my card sketch off of this card made by Melanie Carey.

I changed things up ever so slightly and came up with this sketch.

I love the whimsical design and how the inside of the card is exposed. I thought that would be the perfect location to add a row of flowers using the Xyron Design Runner.

Now don’t forget to send out these lovely cards you make each week. Brighten someone’s day with joy!

In case you’ve missed it and are in the U.S., you may have just enough time to get in on our current card swap.  Here are the details.

Card Swap Details

  • Create 10 cards of any variety, signed on the back (we all want to know who made what).
  • Cards must include envelopes.
  • Mail the cards to our warehouse, to be received no later than June 3oth. (ScrapbookSteals, ATTN: Card Swap, 2181 California Ave., #400, Salt Lake City, UT  84104).
  • Email me at kristy@stealnetwork.com once your cards have shipped so that I know whose cards to be on the lookout for.
  • I will then swap the cards and return cards from ten different artists to you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

As far as this weeks card challenge goes, be sure to have your cards posted to the Facebook fan page or your own personal blog by Friday, July 1st, 11:59PM MST in order to be eligible for this month’s random prize drawing.

Have a wonderful Monday and we will see you tomorrow for How To’sday!

Bo Bunny Mini Albums

Bo Bunny Mini Albums

Boy do we have a treat for you today. Not only do we have a huge variety of amazing Mini Albums by Bo Bunny offered as today’s steal, but three of our fantastic employees have so graciously taken the time to create the albums to show you some ideas on how they can be done.

Tracey Condie did an amazing job with the “Dad” chipboard album. She sent me a disclaimer stating that she has very little scrapbooking experience and has just started making cards. I think she’s a natural and did an amazing job on the album and it will be a true keepsake for years to come.

Brittany Perry totally rocked the acrylic flower album. She did a great job creating a masterpiece with the different see through layers.

And lastly we have a true gem from our dearly loved Melodee Cloud. It’s always a special occasion when we are treated to some of the craftiness of Melodee. She did a spectacular job with the chipboard “Mom” album.

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to these lovely ladies that have taken the time to share their talents with us. Not only are these Bo Bunny mini album options unique, but they are elegant, whimsical and fun.

Don’t forget to check in tonight for our online crop. There’s always a bunch of fun and giggles to be had. See you tonight at 6PM MST.