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Vanessa McPherson

Vanessa Middleton

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3 Bugs Deck The Halls | Mid Week Mojo

Opal Club — Layout 9

Now that you’ve all recovered from the madness of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday it’s time to relax just a wee bit before the onslaught of holiday parties and last minute shopping. Take a breather and find a little crafty time and maybe get a head start on creating for this holiday season. What’s that? You want something new to create with? Well then! Today’s steal is the perfect answer. The 3 Bugs in a Rug, Deck the Halls collection is the perfect mix of traditional warm tones as well as an ingenious combination of the cooler purples and blues, which I personally love so much!

Since I’m not much of a Christmas scrapper, even though I love the holidays, I thought it would be fun to dig into  my past and scrap a photo from the time that we lived in Germany. Everything about living in Europe during the Holiday season still floods my memories every year, so I thought a perfect Bandaid would be to scrap a photo of my beautiful girls, when they were just little punkins. (Wow. Where have the last 10 years gone?)

I am so in love with the music paper. It is the perfect fit for my girls that are head over heels in love with playing their instruments, which I find quite fitting, being as I had no idea 10 years ago that they would become the talented musicians that they are.

I love the mix of patterns and colors of this collection.

And the ornament stickers were the perfect little finishing touch!

Well done 3 Bugs on creating a truly unique Christmas line.

Now it’s time to announce our lucky weekly winner. Nancy Roth, you are the favored this week of Random.Org! Nancy if you would please send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send out a prize to you.

Well I’m going to hang my hat up for a week since next week we have an amazing guest sketcher to look forward to. Also don’t forget that we are almost to the end of our Opal series! Can you believe it?

We have an absolutely amazing Opal prize with a retail value of $94.00! Yes. I’ll post a photo of the fantabulous goodness next week on the blog.

For now here is the run down of Mid Week Mojo, just in case you’re new or need a reminder.

If you would like a chance to win this week’s random drawing, you will need to have your sketch posted and linked to this blog posting by 11:59PM MST on Monday, December 5th . If you have any questions at all, you can find all of the details here. As we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Have a great day!

How To’sday | Perpetual Calendar

Nancy Roth has done it again! Today’s How To’sday is another amazing tutorial from her, this time on how to make a perpetual calendar. Not only is this a fabulous idea to keep your life organized, it’s a great holiday gift idea for a teacher or anyone else in your life that loves keeping track of things.

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Spread Joy. That is Kristy’s #1 commandment in card-making. Sending and receiving cards blesses not only the one who receives it, but the one who sends it as well.

I don’t know about you, but there are so many card-worthy events to keep track of. I dread getting out the next year’s calendar at New Year’s to write all the birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions on it. I often forget to send cards because I don’t have a visual reminder at my scrapbook table. So I created a perpetual to solve these problems.

Here’s how to make your own.

1. Make 12 text boxes in your computer’s word processor that are 7.25” x 3.25”. Add the numbers for each month.
Months with 29 days – February
Months with 30 days – April, June, September, November
Months with 31 days – January, March, May, July, August, October, December

2. Print on white cardstock, and cut.

For each month, follow these steps:

3. Cut a 4”x10” rectangle of printed paper, and 4”x10” rectangle of cardstock. Adhere together.

4. Cut a 7.5”x3.5” rectangle of solid cardstock, and mount the white calendar onto it.

5. Adhere the calendar onto the printed paper.

6. Put the month title on using anything you desire (Thickers, stickers, stamps, etc). I used the Designer’s Calendar Cricut Cartridge.

7. Embellish as desired. I inked all the edges, put ribbons on the sides and used glitter glue for accents.

8. For months where there are special occasions that are not always on the same day every year (eg, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, teacher’s cards for the last day of school), I added an extra box, and adhered it with a brad. That way, you can rotate it back in when the month is over (see below).

9. Punch a hole in the top of all the pages and put together in a ring.

There — you will never forget to send a card again!

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Nancy, this is such a great idea. I also love that you fully understand the first commandment of card-making. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us.

If you have an idea you would like to see showcased on a How To’sday, please don’t be shy! Send your photos and instructions to kristy@stealnetwork.com and I will add you to the lineup.

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow for a little Mid Week Mojo.

My Mind’s Eye, 12 Days of Christmas | Monday Card Madness #60

Pretty much any of you that follow the blog know that My Mind’s Eye holds the key to my heart, and the final 9PM steal, The 12 Days of Christmas is of no exception. In fact, this may have to be one of my all time favorite Christmas paper collections, which makes me think that maybe…just maybe I will take photos on Christmas this year and actually scrap them!

Until the much anticipated day of December 25th arrives, I’m happy to settle with making these three holiday cards.

The 12 Days of Christmas collection makes me even that much more excited for the countdown to begin! However, I wont lie. I’m happy I still have time to do my shopping.

Pebbles, Inc. Fresh Goods | Monday Card Madness #60

Are you having so much fun today? I know I am! I’m super excited to introduce our next guest card maker, Julie Cordero who couldn’t have done a better job showing us what can be done with the 5PM steal, Fresh Goods by Pebbles, Inc.

Julie Ann, take it away!

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My favorite part of this collection is the butterflies. I love the dimension to them and I was sad when the package was all used up!  I also adored the texture of the paper. It’s probably hard to tell in the photos, but some of the papers have an awesome dimension to them that really spice up the cards.

The colors and designs on the papers and embellishments are so fun. I can definitely see using them on cards and layouts in the future.

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Thanks so much Julie Ann for sharing your cards with us! They are fresh and they are good. :) Actually, they’re great!