Epic 6 by Quickutz

If you missed out on the Epic 6 by Quickutz the first time then today is your chance to spend that holiday cash that you’re wondering what to do with!

The Epic is a wonderful little machine that makes die cutting and embossing a cinch. Especially if you are a scrapper on the go, that doesn’t like to port around electronic devices.

If you have any questions on how use the Epic 6 you can check out this blog post. You can see some basic directions as well as a few projects that I made using some of the dies and embossing folders.

I decided to ask around to see if anyone that picked up the Epic 6 last time would be willing to share some creations to spark the inspiration for today. Erica Bass was a superstar and stepped up to the challenge.

I love the layout that she created using the rainbow die.

And this card with the birdy and the sunbursts has got to be one of the cutest cards I have ever seen. Truly!

Thanks Erica for sharing your creativity with us. It’s always such a treat to be inspired by you.

Well, here’s hoping that you all have a happy and safe New Year and I will see you Monday with our next Monday Card Madness as well as the winner of our December card drawing.

Glitz Beautiful Dreamer | Mid Week Mojo

Garnet – Layout 3

I decided to take  a little bit of a holiday break this week and base my sketch heavily off of the layout instructions which are included in today’s steal, by Glitz Designs. I have to admit that sometimes it’s really nice when someone comes up with all of the creative planning thinking and all I have to do is simply create! Today’s kit comes with a directions for a beautiful-shabby-chic style layout which I flipped to create the Garnet #3 layout.

This Christmas has been one of my very favorite to date. I think it had a lot to do with having a blast with my oldest two on Christmas Eve. My daughter Maddi is one of the funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is always making me giggle in some way or another and Christmas Eve was no exception. I couldn’t stop laughing when I wandered over to Santa’s cookie plate that my younger kids had set out, and I found one of our moose co0kies had been impregnated. Cookie vandalism? Most likely. Especially since Maddi had an ever-mischievous look on her face.

While this collection is very vintage and very girly, I thought it paired nicely with my Moose Mommy to be.

You girls have been doing a great job at keeping up with the Mid Week Mojos. This week was especially tricky with Christmas and all of the time that it takes, so I decided that we would have two winners this week as an extra thank you to those of you that found time to go the extra mile!

Our winners this week are Lori Burton

and Denise Parcells!

If you girls would please send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com with your address we will be happy to send a prize out to you.

If you would like to be eligible for this week’s random drawing, be sure to have your layout created and posted somewhere online, as well as linked to this blog posting by Monday, January 2nd at 11:59 MST.

If you are new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

How To’sday | Camouflaged Photos

Have you ever had that problem where you don’t have a panoramic photo option on your camera, you don’t have the photo software editing know how to faux create it, and you really, really, really want to display a photo of something big? Well today Michelle King shows us a pretty innovative solution to that problem.

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Here’s the story behind this layout:

My husband and I went to Rome, Italy for our honeymoon in the fall of 2007. One of the major draws for my husband was the Colisseum. It is awesome to behold, I must say and huge! I did not know if our camera could take panoramic shots, so I took two panning the structure, hoping that they sort of lined up. When I printed them, one was higher than the other, so one had more sky, one didn’t…you know how it is. Not wanting to lose the shot I had envisioned, I decided to just let go of all rules and cut, cut, cut! I took the two pictures and lined them up next to each other to see where they should meet and then cropped the top and bottom so that they did line up. Then to try to camouflage the imperfect center, I decided to cut the two pictures in strips and fan them out. At first glance, most people have often exclaimed what a great panoramic picture I have taken. Little do they realize how I have doctored the final product.

Hope this is helpful to anyone who has thought they lost the shot they wanted or thought they had. You just have to be willing to cut the pictures…

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Michelle, thanks so much! What a truly innovative idea that looks fantastic.

If you have an idea that you’d like to see be the Rockstar of How To’sday, don’t be shy! Send your text and photos to kristy@stealnetwork.com and I will add you to the lineup.

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow for Garnet #2 in our Mid Week Mojo series.

Boxing Day Sale | Monday Card Madness #64

Happy Boxing Day! In light of today being the long sought after Archive Sale, I thought I’d have a little fun myself and dig into the archives of my card sketches and create something from some of my product on hand using one of the sketches from last December. (You may choose any of these sketches to create from this week).

I decided to pull out some of my Bella Blvd. collections since they are so bright and happy, and since Utah is so frigid right now it helped me to remember that warmth will come again. :)

Here are links to the blog postings featuring the flower sketch and the circle sketch that I did not use today if you’re looking for a little more inspiration.

Don’t forget your challenge of sending out joy! It’s especially fun at this time of year to receive a handmade card from someone you love.

Lastly, if you’re interested in participating in our current card swap, here are the details:

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Also, if you’d like to be eligible for the December random drawing for Monday Card Madness, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, December 30th, 2011.

Enjoy your day!

Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe | Mid Week Mojo

Garnet – Layout 2

I was so excited when I knew I’d be working with today’s steal, Emma’s Shoppe by Crate Paper, since I knew it was a collection that my friend Erin Schultz was eyeballing to use with some recent family photos that she had done. She so graciously allowed me to take a stab at scrapping one of her favorites. I hope she likes how it turned out! I know I for one, can’t stop smiling at how well everything came together. Then again, with such great papers to work with and such a cute family photo, how could it go wrong?

I love the mix of vintage, colors, patterns and textures of this collection not to mention the great border stickers that the kit includes. Perfect for adding that finishing touch!  All in all, Emma’s Shoppe was definitely a refreshing collection to play with.

Thanks Erin for letting me create this page for you. It was truly an honor. (Even though it makes me miss you more!)

Now let’s get on to prize business. This week our lucky random winner of the Garnet 1 sketch is Cyndee Kawa! Congrats Cyndee. Your layout is positively darling.

Cyndee, if you will please send your address to our service department to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to get a prize shipped out to you.

Hopefully this week’s sketch will be easy enough for everyone to complete with Christmas being just around the corner.

If you would like to be eligible for this weeks random drawing, be sure to have your layout created and posted somewhere online, as well as linked to this blog posting by Monday, December 19th at 11:59 MST.

If you are new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

I wont see you again before Monday so I want to wish each of you the very merriest of holidays!