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Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas and Epoxy Word Stickers


Eeek!  I’m so excited that it’s time to show off the Princess of the PM, Cyndee Kawa with this month’s design team spotlight. This month we asked Cyndee to work with tonight’s steal, the Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas and Epoxy Word Stickers.

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If you haven’t jumped on the teeny alphabet bandwagon yet, you might want to do so now with tonight’s steal—Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas! I have three words for you — “burlap” and “pink woodgrain” – LOVE!

For those of you that are familiar with my layouts, you know I scrap the everyday stuff that goes on in our house. From the funny, to the annoying, I’ll scrap it. For me, it’s so much more manageable than big holidays or trips! Plus, to me, it’s those little things that will get so easily forgotten in the years to come. And  tonight’s Teeny Alphas and Epoxy Word Stickers are so versatile and fit right in with my everyday. You can add to a title, journal with them, add a sentiment to a card, use them as the focus or extra little something on your layout or card, and so many other things. One of the things I loved about the Glitz Teeny Alphas is every sticker is the same height, so no trimming if you want them to line up perfectly!

I had fun matching up ways to use the Teeny Alphas, with a variety of photos I wanted to scrap, and here’s what I came up with:

  • An extra long title/subtitle

This photo of my daughter needed an extra long explanation, and the Charcoal Teeny Alphas were the perfect way to add it.

  • Labeling/journaling on the photos

There were so many photos with so many steps to making individual apple pies, so I used the Burlap Teeny Alphas to add that extra bit of journaling—right by the photos.

  • Journaling

I had to try out the Pink Woodgrain Teeny Alphas for my actual journaling.

  • Cards

Then I moved on and made some cards, where you can use the Teeny Alphas to add a sentiment or be the focus of the card.

The Epoxy Word Stickers also have many uses too. You could use them to highlight your journaling, add that something extra to your layout or card, or be the focus of your card.

As soon as I saw the sentiment on the French Kiss set, I knew I needed to do a layout about my son reading a bedtime story to me! It added the perfect touch (even if it’s not exactly the wording straight out of the book, but it’s pretty darn close), along with an Epoxy  ♥. I used Kristy Lee’s wonderful Mid-Week Mojo—Turquoise 3.

And finally a card using the Epoxy Word Stickers as both the focus of the card and the sentiment(s).

I hope you’ve enjoyed the 2nd Spring Design Team post and have found some inspiration! If you’d like to see some close-ups of my projects, check out my blog. Now go steal those Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha and Epoxy Word Stickers! And don’t forget to come back next month, for my final post as a Design Team member!

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Cyndee, you are amazing girl! It’s been such a treat having you as Princess of the PM. We have an exciting little twist for next month however and are moving you up to a day post. :)

I hope everyone finds a little time in this crazy month of May to get scrappy this weekend.

I’ll see you Monday for a mega Monday Card Madness posting that you will not want to miss.

Bo Bunny Blast Off! Collection

So the other day I was looking at my list of guest bloggers and realized that it was high time that our fabulous ScrapbookSteals.com buyer take her turn to share her talents. Brittany Perry totally rocks today’s steal, the Bo Bunny Blast Off! collection out of this world.

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This feels a little surreal—guest blogging for ScrapbookSteals. When I purchased the darling Blast Off collection from Bo Bunny for all you amazing fans, never did I imagine that I’d be also showing ideas for how to use it! When Kristy subtly hinted that I should guest blog using this collection, I kind of chuckled at first, but then I looked at it closer, and with a different purpose in mind, and knew I had at least one picture that would be perfectly partnered up with Blast Off.

It just so happens that my son was a monkey astronaut for Halloween a year and a half ago, and with the cute little space monkeys mixed in this collection, I couldn’t NOT use some of our Halloween pictures with these papers!

I love the dimensional and chipboard stickers that are included. There are so many, and in a great variety of sizes.

My boys love our local amusement park—and the rides where they feel like they’re flying through space have been long time favorites. This picture has been sitting in my stack for several years, and I finally found papers and embellishments to compliment it!

I really wanted to make some cute birthday invitations as well, but I ran out of time. There are so many uses for this fun collection. It is very versatile, and is one of the cutest paper kits I’ve had the pleasure of working with in a long time!”

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Brittany, not only do you know how to buy us awesome steals, but you know how to use em’ too! Way to go girl!

Be sure to check back tonight at 9pm as our Design Team Princess of the PM, Cyndee Kawa takes the stage.

Have a great day and a great weekend and I will see you on Monday with a pretty awesome line up for Monday Card Madness.

Hexagon Album with Graphic 45 Botanicabella

Today we are not only treated to welcome Graphic 45 with today’s steal the Botanicabella and Staples Bundle but we are honored to have Charity Becker show us just how amazing this new addition to the ScrapbookSteals family is. And when I say amazing, I do mean amazing. Charity’s project is, simply put, to die for.

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Once upon a time there was a girl who loved scrapbooking. Her favorite retailer, ScrapbookSteals, had the best deals and the most fabulous customer service. The only thing that could make this company better was product from Graphic 45. Then one day, this girl heard her dream was coming true. Graphic 45, Botanicabella was coming to Scrapbook Steals! Her fairy godmother wanted her to put something together to illustrate the magic and wonder of this amazing paper. The girl felt like she had just been given an invitation to the royal ball! She quickly answered yes and began scheming just what she could make to show off this spectacular product. This is what she came up with…

Don’t worry if you can’t see the details of this wall hanging. Just stop by my blog and your wish will be granted.

If these projects aren’t enough to convince you that buying this product is a fairytale in the making, just keep scrolling. I’ve included the instructions for how to make your very own Hexagon Album!!!

Self-Latching Hexagon Album

This album packs on the wow without stealing your hard earned time. Although this project looks complicated, don’t let it fool you. You can have it put together in short order.

  • Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, paper piercer (or large needle), ruler, ink or chalk for edge distressing.
  • For the album you will need the following supplies from the Graphic 45 Botanicabella Paper Pack: 4 sheets of 12×12 paper. From the Graphic 45 Staples accessories: 40 inches of canvas ribbon.
  • From your own stash you will need 32 small brads. You will also need hexagon templates from this blog post: Hexagon Happiness.

Step 1: Using the above mentioned templates cut 3 large hexagons, 2 medium hexagons, 2 small hexagons, and 2 x-small hexagons. Ink the edges of each hexagon.

Step 2: Divide the hexagons into two piles of x-small to large. Set the third hexagon by itself. Work with one pile of hexagons at a time. For the purpose of this project the top and bottom of the hexagon will be flat and the left and right sides will come to a point.

Step 3: Cut 8 pieces of 2 inch ribbon and 8 pieces of 3 inch ribbon. Melt the edges to stop fraying.

Step 4: Attach the x-small hexagon to the small hexagon using 2 inch ribbons and brads. Set the brads so that the first set of ribbon is closest to the left point of the hexagon. Use the same process to attach the small hexagon to the medium hexagon, again set the brads so that the first set of ribbons is closest to the point.

Step 5: Attach the medium hexagon to the large hexagon using 3 inch ribbons and brads. Set the brads so that the third set of ribbon is further from the point then the second set of ribbon.

Step 6: Follow steps 4 and 5 for the other pile of hexagons. Attach both large hexagons to the third large hexagon with 3 inch ribbons. Set the brads so that the fourth set of ribbons is further from the point then the third set of ribbons.

Step 7: To close the album arrange the hexagons from the left side in consecutive order, on top of the central hexagon.

Step 8: Repeat the process for the right side.

For the self-latching mechanism you will need the following supplies from the Graphic 45 Staples pack for each side of the album:

2 large buttons, 1 small button, 1 large flower, 1 medium flower, and 2 small flowers. For the leaves I traced the edge of a cat eye shaped Color Box chalk on to green paper. After cutting it out I inked the edges and cut it in half. I also used  6 small circle embellishments from the diecut page and 6 tiny circles punched with my hole punch.

Step 1: Begin with the hexagons on the left side of the album. Place one large button on either side of the far right point of the large hexagon, about 2.5 inches from the point. Place adhesive only at the edge of the large hexagon so that a pocket is created for the medium hexagon.

Step 2: Place one large flower at the tip of the point on the large hexagon, applying adhesive only to the edge. Adhere two leaves to the underside of the flower rather than to the hexagon itself. Top the flower with a small button. Add a small embellishment (the example is from the diecut page) to the center of the button.

Step 3: Adhere two small flowers on either side of the far right point of the small hexagon, about 1 inch from the point. Place the adhesive under the LEFT edge of the flowers so that a pocket is created for the large buttons. Place one medium flower at the tip of the point on the small hexagon, applying adhesive only to the LEFT edge of the flower.

Step 4: Adhere three leaves to the underside of the flowers rather than to the hexagon itself. Top the flowers with a tiny embellishment (the example is a circle from a hole punch)

Step 5: Adhere a 1/2 inch circle embellishment (the example is from the diecut page) 1.5 inches from the far left point. Apply adhesive only to the edge of the embellishment furthest from the point so that a pocket is created for the x-small hexagon.

Step 6: Slip the medium hexagon under the large buttons. Slip the edge of the small hexagon under the large buttons. Slide the x-small hexagon between the small circle embellishments.

This album goes together so quickly that it makes a fabulous hostess gift. Whip up several of these beauties and keep them on hand for last minute gifts. If you use a classic paper pack like Graphic 45′s Botanicabella you’ll never have to worry about matching someones style or color preferences.

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And as if this amazing album was not enough WOW, check out these other projects that Charity made.

Charity, guess what girl — you are kind of like a fairy tale dream come true yourself! Your talents are stunning and you are sooooo truly gifted. Thanks for absolutely wowing us with this project! I can’t wait to try one out for myself.

I hope you have a lovely day everyone!

Mr. Huey’s Mists and Masks | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 4

It’s confession time — I admit, I’m currently kind of having a love affair with Mr. Huey. I guess in this instance what my husband doesn’t know, won’t hurt him as Mr. Huey’s mists have brought a huge creative boost to my creating. Add to the fact that today I get to use Mr. Huey’s Mists and Masks makes me feel almost like I should be considerate and clue my husband in on my little affair. But then again, I don’t think he’d really care one way or the other with the exception that I really, kinda, sorta need all of the Mr. Huey’s colors. He just got paid. He won’t mind, right?

I am so excited about today’s steals. I had a hard time deciding which masks to use but given my current addiction to chevorns and banners I decided to come up with a layout using both of them. (I know, please don’t hate me for banners again). :)

For the banner I used the negative template, misted the paper then did a little fussy cutting off the bottom, then added it to my page. The chevron template was laid on top of my paper then I misted the entire sheet and cut out portions of the hexagon print.

I had SO much fun making this layout as the fun colors of mists opened up a huge door for incorporating embellishments from lots of different manufacturers. I even managed to use some letter stickers that I’ve had in my stash since around 2003 and had never used!

Yup, It’s a love affair. Our little secret okay?

Now it’s that time where I love being able to select our random winner for the week! It’s such a great time to brush up on the layouts that I may have missed. This week our lucky winner is Cristine Redmond!

Cristine, if you can please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a prize out to you!

For those of you just joining us now is a great time to jump in on the fun. Each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted to the internet and linked to this blog posting.

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.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page. If you haven’t already “liked” us, stop by. We truly have a great time!

And now for that moment that you have hopefully all been waiting for. The announcement of our Summer Term Design Team. First off let me just say that it was not an easy decision and there was a lot of thought and reasoning behind the decision made. However that doesn’t mean that we don’t wish we could have each and every one of our many magnificent applicants as a part of the team! It was true delight to see the projects come flooding in and to take some time to check everyone out!  Thanks to each and every one of you for making our premier open call a huge success. Now I’d better be seeing LOTS of re-applicants when the time comes up! Hugs to you all.

Now without further adieu please join me in welcoming to our Summer 2012 Design Team

Kerys Sharrock

Katrina Hunt

and

Regina Mangum

I don’t know about you all but I’m very excited to see these ladies take turns rocking the house each Friday with the exception of our blog hop weekends!

Congrats again.

DIY Corner Bookmarks | How To’sday

Just because school is nearing it’s end doesn’t mean that our weekly tutorial lineup is taking the summer off. Today we have a perfectly timed tutorial for those that love to get their book reading on in the summer. Stephanie Umpleby shows us how to make darling corner bookmarks using those scraps of paper that we all have laying around.

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Many of you saw my corner bookmarks on the April Blog Hop, and I know some of you are wondering how to make your own. Well, look no further!  Here are the simple instructions to making your own.

1. Start with a square piece of cardstock – somewhere between 3×3 and 4×4.  I used solid cardstock, but you can use anything you have.

2. Mark the middle of three sides.

3. Score diagonal lines connecting the marks.

4. Fold along the score lines.

5. Start decorating! You can either start with a triangular piece of paper the size of your “roof” or just glue onto the “roof” like I did. Just make sure you can still slide some paper between the back and the “roof” for the bookmark to work. You can also decorate the bottom and the back. Let your imagination take you away!

6. Use it!


I am using this one in my daughter’s Phonics workbook. The quote will hopefully remind me that teaching her to read is one of the most important things I can do.

Here is the link to the ones I made using Miss Caroline as part of the blog hop.

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Stephanie, thanks for sharing your tutorial with us today!

If you have a crafty idea or scrapbooking tip you would like to share, please send your photos and ideas to kristy@stealnetwork.com.

Have a great day and I’ll be back tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo.