Authentique 6×6 Pad Bundles | Monday Card Madness #84

Authentique lovers you are in for a treat today! Seven different 6×6 Authentique Pad Bundles are up for grabs in today’s steal. That means lots of different patterns, stickers and die cut embellishments to fill just about every need. Yup, pretty much a 6×6 patterned paper dream.

I love 6×6 pads for creating cards. The mini prints really lend to creating a card with just the right touch. I decided to pick two of the Authentique lines that I haven’t had the pleasure of playing yet, to create this week’s Monday Card Madness creations.

First off I tinkered around with the Loyal collection. I absolutely love the combination of greens and blues and think it would be so suitable for so many things.

On the first card I went with a generic “hello” theme which would really be great for young and old, male and female alike!

Next I decided to create a card baby boy themed that used one of the many darling baby boy themed diecuts in the collection.

I then had the pleasure of creating with the Delightful collection. I simply re-created the themes of the first two cards and made these in a snap!

Gosh I love Authentique! So much fun to play with.

If you are interested in playing along with our Monday Card Madness sketches and winning the random drawing for May, be sure to have your cards created and posted to one of the Monday Card Madness sketches by Friday, June 1st at 11:59 pm.

Also, be sure to check in tomorrow for an always fabulous How To’sday by Charity Becker, Wednesday for Mid Week Mojo, and Friday for yet another spectacular guest blogger!

Have a great day.


My Mind’s Eye Journaling Tags | May Blog Hop

That’s right everyone! It’s time to feed the crafty soul with another amazing Blog Hop! Pull up a chair and take a virtual journey to seven talented designers as they show some very unique and down right clever ways to use today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Journal Card Kit. Leave a comment at each blog and you increase your chances of winning a $20.00 gift code to nourish your crafty soul even further!

Here’s the skinny on how to play. Stop by each of the designers’ blogs making sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way. One lucky person leaving a comment on one of the 8 blogs (this includes this ScrapbookSteals blog posting), will receive a $20 gift code to use in the store! Not a bad reward for filling up the creative well.

So without further delay here’s the line up:

  1. ScrapbookSteals
  2. Becci Manies (GO HERE NEXT)
  3. Katrina Hunt
  4. Brett Quinton
  5. Chloe Salerno
  6. Erin Colby
  7. Deborah Johnson
  8. Michelle King

And now for some sneak peeks to whet the appetite as to what is in store!

Have fun hopping, and remember you have until Sunday at 11:59 PM MST to drool over the creations and to leave your comment. A winner will be selected and announced on Tuesday in our How To’sday blog posting.

Oh and if you aren’t already our friend on Facebook, be sure to “like” us so that you don’t miss out on any of our fun!

Happy hopping and good luck!

P.S. If you have interest in participating as a designer in an upcoming ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop, please send me an email to, with Blog Hop in the subject line. Have a lovely weekend. :)

Bo Bunny Double Dot Brads

Brads have got to rank right up there for me in the go-tos of scrappy embellishments, but when you take a basic embellishment and fancy it up like today’s steal, the Bo Bunny Double Dot Brads, it turns from a go-to to a must have. The combination of colors and added designs will not only make my crafty projects shine but will sure dress up the limb joints of my kiddo’s paper people!

If you’re looking for more to do with your brads than paper people mobility, then today’s guest blogger, my long time friend and Bo Bunny Designer, Debbie Sherman can help you out! Grab a drink, and take a moment to relax and enjoy her creations.

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Good morning ScrapbookSteals Fans. I’m so excited to be here today as a guest of ScrapbookSteals!  I was even more excited when Kristy told me I’d be designing with Bo Bunny’s Double Dot brads. Now if you don’t know me, I am Bo Bunny’s biggest fan.  No really!  I have almost everything they have ever produced and the evidence in my scraproom.

Today I’m sharing a couple of projects with you that I had so much fun creating.  My first project is a layout of a wedding I went to last summer.  I took 500 photos and the bride and groom are dear friends of mine.

To create this layout I used a die cut sheet that had little flowers as a pattern.  I layered the die cut over the top of a sheet of white cardstock adhered both to a sheet of Enchanted Rose patterned paper and in the center of the flowers I adhered a Double Dot brad.  I matted my photo and embellished the remainder of the layout with yellow embellishments to coordinate with the yellow Double Dot Brads.

My next project continues with the wedding theme in form of a card.

To make this card I adhered my base layers and then stamped my sentiment on Enchanted Noteworthy. I then drew a heart shape around the sentiment and alternated Double Dot brads and jewels on the penciled heart. I finished up by embellishing with pink flowers and a flourish to match the pink Double Dot Brads.

Be sure to stop by my blog for more details on these projects or just to say hi.

Thank You ScrapbookSteals for having me as a guest!

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Thank you Debbie for sharing your projects with us. Be sure to check out Debbie’s blog. Lot’s of ideas you wont want to miss!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for our May Blog Hop and your chance to win a $20.00 gift code from as well as mounds of amazing inspiration.

Studio Calico Abroad | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 2

For a girl that has been to 19 countries in my life, the Studio Calico Abroad collection really hits that bone that makes me want to pack up my suitcase and go see the world. The subtle designs, muted yet fun color scheme in combination with world travel as well as U.S. travel-themed desitnations makes this collection a win-win! Now if I could just win a jackpot of some sort so that I could go pack those bags and go see another corner of the world that I haven’t yet explored!

I was toying around with the idea of scrapping photos from a wonderful weekend getawayto Croatia about 10 years ago, but kept thinking about my awesome co-worker Angie and her recent cruise in the Caribbean. (Yeah. She’s a bum, but I love her). That is one area of the world I haven’t been to yet, so I thought it would be fun to live vicariously through her and scrap a few of her favorite photos. With a little imagination I can pretend that it was me on the gorgeous white sand beaches.

It was hard to settle on exactly which photos to use so I decided to crop some of her favorites down and use several mini photos. My favorite thing to do as of recent!

I love some of the subtle patterns of this collection, and the mix of the smaller prints really added some fun to my page.

The Thickers and alpha stickers made for a perfect title combo.

Thanks Angie girl, for letting me drift away from reality for a few! Now to convince my hubby that I really do want a trip to warm sandy beaches for my exit from the “30 something”s. :)

Now lets get down to prize business! This last weekend was great seeing our Facebook Fan Page fill up with all sorts of amazing inspiration from the challenges issued for our National Scrapbook Day online crop.

The winner of Challenge #1, last weeks Mid Week Mojo sketch is JennyBean. Welcome to the fun Jenny! What a great way to kick things off. :)

Next up is the winner of our Challenge #2 – Turn Back Time. Stephanie Umpleby, you are the lucky winner here! Love a peek at your past and what a fabulous design in addition!

Congrats are in order for Kerys Sharrock, who is the random winner for Challenge #3 – Sassy Springtime. Love those flowers and adore the sweet baby photos.

Next Random.Org has shined favorably upon Mona Jarvis, the winner of Challenge #4 – Stitch it up. I adore the literal interpretation of the inspiration piece.  Makes me wanna scrap!

Lastly, how can we forget the scavenger hunt which was issued during our chat. Cristine Redmond, you are the lucky winner there! Now pass the Twizzlers please.

If you lovely ladies could please send an email to service@stealnetworkcom, letting them know which challenge you are a winner of we will be happy to send out some scrappy swag your way!

Thanks so much for some seriously amazing inspiration. Keep up the scrapping and preserving those memories.

Be sure to check in on Friday for another guest blogger! We love those days.

National Scrapbooking Day Giveaway Winner

Hope you all had an amazing National Scrapbooking Day!

It was so fun to read all the fun activities you had planned to celebrate. One lucky winner is about to get an extra boost of inspiration with the Authentique Gathering kit. The winner is…

Jennifer Love

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.