Amethyst – Layout 3

You’re working on that perfect scrapbook layout and it’s just not coming together how you’d like. You’ve tried a little of this and a little of that and still aren’t quite happy. Well maybe it’s time you try out today’s steal, Fancy Pants, It’s the Little Things, because sometimes it is the little things that make a project perfect! And today our astonishing guest sketcher, Melissa Dehne, shows us just how perfect the little things can be.

Rockstar Guest Sketcher

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Yes! Oui! Ja! ¡Sí! It doesn’t matter which language you say it in, when Kristy asked me to be the guest designer for March, I knew what my answer was ― a resounding YES! I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity. ScrapbookSteals has truly what have inspired me to create over the past three years. The community that has been built here is one that I will be forever grateful for! So, it is with deepest appreciation that I say thank you for leading me on my scrapbook journey, it has been such a fun ride so far!

I had the privilege to create with this incredible collection by Fancy Pants called It’s the Little Things. What a treat! This kit was loaded with embellishments and the double sided papers made it very hard to choose which side to use. I really wanted to create a few things that showcased the gorgeous colors and tones of the collection along with the extraordinary (and plentiful) embellishments.

To start with, I created a layout using a photo of my sweet daughter who is by far, my most willingly photographed subject in the house.

Melissa Dehne

I took this photo in the middle of  January in Wisconsin. Our lack of snow has made for some great outdoor winter photos, minus the snow of course! I changed the tone of my photo to a more antique look because I really wanted the papers to shine on the layout. I love the papers and how they all coordinate together. It is impossible to go wrong when mixing any of them together, they are all so complimentary. It was also fun to choose which embellishments to highlight for this project. As I said, it comes fully loaded! The kit comes with a variety of chipboard banner shapes but I chose to use some of the smaller chipboard shapes to create this banner. The pack of three kinds of ribbon is fun in that each of the three ribbon is made from a different texture which really adds some depth to your project. The glitter cuts were an added bonus that I really loved as well. They were so cute and easy to use. Additionally, I’ve created a sketch (utilizing my amazing Silhouette machine) for you to use if you’d like to give the Mid Week Mojo a try this week!

Mid Week Mojo

Since the kit was just too fun to make just one layout, I made one more! I also wanted to show you that the kit is really versatile for either gender.

Melissa Dehne
The border strips were one of my favorite features on one side of the paper. I made sure to use a few of them on this quick layout I made of my son reading. Here is a sketch for this layout as well if you are interested.

Melissa Dehne

Lastly, although I am not a huge card maker, I thought I’d put together some cards to show some of the additional papers as well as the gorgeous transparency which is included in the kit! On this card, I created a tag using the transparency and some glitter cuts and then attached it to the little notecard using some twine.

Melissa Dehne

Here are the final two:

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Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity to create, especially during one of my favorite months of the year (which just happens to be my birthday month). I celebrate all month long once we hit March 1st! Please stop by my blog today. Since it’s my birthday month, I’d like to have a giveaway and give a gift! So, come over and celebrate with me!

Scrap Happy- Melissa

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Melissa, what a true delight it has been working with you this month, being able to feature you as the guest Mid Week Mojo sketcher here at ScrapbookSteals. Thank you so much for accepting the invitation and for providing us with such mind boggling inspiration!

Now it’s time for our weekly random winner. This week the shout out goes to Brittany Morgan!

Brittany, thank you so much for playing along! Your layout is absolutely spectacular. If you can please send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a prize out to you.

If you are playing along with our weekly Mid Week Mojo sketches and would like a chance to be this weeks winner, be sure to have your layout(s) posted and linked to this blog posting by Monday, March 12th at 11:59 PM MST.

If you have any questions regarding Mid Week Mojo 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.

Have a great day everyone!