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Twinery Giveaway Winner!

The best part about Twinery is how many different types of projects it can dress up. Whether you’re wrapping baked goods or adding an adorable, colorful accent to your newest scrapbook page, those lucky enough to snag it at a steal will definitely be tying Twinery to all your upcoming projects.

But wait, three lucky scrappers will be sampling all the different delicious colors as the winner of the 14-color sampler pack!

The winners are…

Karen Weingartner

Kimberli Bean

MaryJo Larrison

Congratulations and thank you all for participating!

Winner chosen with Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Basic Grey Life of the Party | Monday Card Madness #49

Do you feel like your creative life is a little lackluster? Then today’s steal, the Basic Grey Life of the Party Collection can definitely bring some of that inspiration back!

I don’t know what it is about Basic Grey and their amazing 6×6 pads, but I truly couldn’t not stop at one or two, or even four cards for today’s Monday Card Madness. Instead I had to create five cards with this inspiring collection.

I love the mix of not only patterns and colors — embellishments and buttons, but the fact that this kit is sporting some wood grain just makes me smile!

Wouldn’t you have to agree that the Life of the Party collection is definitely one that is packed with goodness?

If you’d like to be eligible for our next monthly drawing, your cards will need to be posted and linked by Friday, September 30th, at 11:59 pm MST.

Also full details on the next holiday-themed card swap will be posted next Monday, so start thinking crafty vibes along the Thanksgiving  / winter / holiday / Christmas theme. As always it will be a 10 card swap.

We’ll see you tomorrow for our next amazing How To’sday!

Have a great Monday!

The Twinery

The Twinery

You’ve all seen it — the glorious colors of twine from The Twinery. If you haven’t had the pleasure of owning twine for yourself, then today’s steal, Twine bundles from The Twinery is just for you! Because the world of using twine is so expansive, I thought it would be fun to have a little help with today’s blog post and offer a bunch of different ways to use twine, by sharing examples from some of our amazing ScrapbookSteals friends. I asked these girls to share whatever struck their fancy in relation to the twine world. I think you’ll agree that they have provided some pretty fantastic inspiration.

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Take a peek at the fun ways that Brenda Smith, Chloe Salerno, Erin Colby, Heather Conklin, Karen Weingartner, Melissa Dehne, Misty Buck, Van Nguyen, and Venetia Holbrook have used their twine. Not only will you be inspired with great techniques for layouts and cards, but you will find ideas for storage and even homemade toys! For further details on these girls’ amazing creations, you can click on their names and explore their blogs.

Now if that isn’t quite enough inspiration for you on unique ways to use The Twinery, Twine, then be sure to check out the blog at The Twinery. There you will find oodles of inspiration to whet your twiney delight!

Now the hard part—deciding which colors to get! Eh, just go in on them with some buddies and get them all! And if you haven’t already, be sure to enter the Twinery giveaway!

Have a super fantastic weekend!

Twinery Giveaway

Whether you’re gift wrapping, crafting or giving baked goods to a dear friend, Twinery‘s twine adds a fresh, nostalgic look to any project at hand.

The uniquely twisted strands and fresh colors makes the baker’s twine not only attractive, but also eco-friendly in every way — it’s made of plush 100% cotton, is made in the USA, and is even bio-degradable! This isn’t like any twine you’ve ever seen — it’s fun, vibrant and made with the creative crafter in mind! Add an eye-popping, candy-striped burst of color to any project with ease.

Check out the Twinery blog and Facebook page for tons of “twinespired” crafting ideas and free printables. The possibilities are endless!

We are giving away a sampler pack with a bit of all 14 colors (Maraschino, Mandarin, Lemondrop, Peapod, Caribbean, Lilac, Pink Sorbet, Honeydew, Blossom, Charcoal, Cappuccino, Buttercream, Stone and Denimto three lucky winners!

To enter, visit the Twinery website, then come back here and tell us what color of twine would you like to see next?

~Update: contest now closed ~

Contest ends Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:59pm MDT. Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with The contact information you provide will not be shared and will only be used to notify winners. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older. One entry per person.

American Crafts City Park | Mid Week Mojo

Topaz Club — Layout 7

I love the first Wednesday of each month. I love everything about it. Not only is it Mid Week Mojo, but it’s our guest sketcher week as well! Today we have an exceptional treat as Charissa Miller totally rocks to perfection today’s steal, the American Crafts City Park collection.

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I am so excited to be September’s guest sketcher! I remember when my Facebook chat window popped up with Kristy asking me how I would feel about being a guest sketcher.  I had been having the worst day and it immediately turned around (I believe I squealed out loud, which greatly confused my daughter).  I was so excited and then, yes, extremely nervous.  My husband was convinced I had lost my mind when I excitedly called him to tell him the good news, but men don’t get it anyway.

Then when Kristy asked if I would like to work with American Crafts City Park, I almost fell out of my chair.  I have loved City Park since it was first released, but had never gotten a chance to get it. I am a sucker for the bright, cheerful colors in the collection and the fun, floral embellishments.

This first sketch was inspired by some photos my mom took of Akiha playing at our neighborhood play structure. I was so happy my mom had taken these, because for whatever reason I have no good photos of Akiha playing in our neighborhood and the colors and mood of City Park just call for children playing outside!

The first thing I noticed when I received the collection was the absolutely gorgeous Delights paper flowers. They simply needed to find a home on this layout layout.

I’ve been seeing more and more layouts with these long embellishment “strips” along one side of the layout and the Delights were perfect for this. Plus, I got to add a few of the chipboard stickers and glitter stickers as additional embellishments to really fill out the idea of a flower garden outdoors.

I also really loved the ribbons that came with this collection, particularly the little yellow pom-poms. So cute!  They worked perfect to frame my journaling block.

I wanted to do another sketch, because I had to find a way to use the glittery cloud paper. I seriously felt this overwhelming need to use it. I might have a small cloud obsession … only a small one though! Plus these photos of Akiha passed out in our chair were just the perfect colors for City Park.

I am not usually a fan of flat stickers, but the glitter emphasis on the stickers gives them so much pop. Plus, I was able to layer them with the chipboard embellishments that do pop off the page and it gives such great dimension to the layout, even though the embellishments are simpler on this page. Oh, and who can forget the gorgeous Thickers? I am particularly fond of these soft blue green ones.

After completing the two layouts, I decided to make some cards out of some of what I still had left! The cheerful color of the collection lends itself to lots of happy sentiments.
I had to use at least one of the tags that come in the collection — I absolutely love them. They are so colorful and happy. I could not manage to get them into a layout a way that I liked (even though I tried and tried), but this yellow floral tag certainly made for a cute card!

There are lots of dogs in the collection, so I made this thank you card using some of the dog paper and stickers. My mother-in-law is a dog lover, so I have a feeling this card will be making its way to her eventually.

Here are the other two cards I made:

Here is the best part of the collection though – while I am basically out of embellishments (a couple embellishment heavy layouts and cards will do that to you) I seriously have enough paper to do two more layouts and at least four more cards! There is a lot here!
I want to thank Kristy and Scrapbooksteals for letting me guest sketch. I had so much fun and definitely will always be grateful for the experience!

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Charissa, thank you so much for being our guest this week. You have truly done an outstanding job with the City Park collection. I’m sure you will be as eager as I am to see what everyone creates with your sketch this week.

Remember that you have until next Monday, September 12th at 11:59 pm MST in order to be eligible for our weekly drawing. For those of you that have questions regarding our Mid Week Mojo, you can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Now it’s time to announce our lucky random winner from Topaz 6. Congrats goes out to Cyndee Kawa!

Cyndee, thanks so much for participating each week! I truly love your gift of being able to capture the every day moments of your family’s life. Precious memories for sure. If you will send an email with your address to, we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

Have a great day and get scrap happy!