Pearl – Layout 4

Mid Week Mojo is definitely the highlight of the week. It’s such a cakewalk to use a sketch as your springboard for weekly inspiration. What’s an even bigger cakewalk is when you get to pair a darling sketch with today’s steal, the October Afternoon Cakewalk Collection. This week the incredibly talented, beautiful, and downright fun Jennifer McDermott has graciously accepted the invitation to provide a sketch and inspiration. Let’s just say you’re in for a treat!

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I am so very thrilled to be the guest sketcher for August.  I started doing Mid Week Mojo with #4 and have gotten so much inspiration from Kristy and the guest sketchers since then.

When I heard I would be working with October Afternoon’s Cakewalk I may have let out a huge squeal of excitement.  It is a GORGEOUS collection and was so much fun to work with!  Here’s my first sketch:


And here’s my take on the sketch:

I thought pictures from my oldest son’s first birthday would work marvelously with the papers.

The scrappy mojo was flowing and I just had to make another layout.

This time I wanted to show how the collection can be used for more than just birthday themes, so I did this layout of my sweet Fiona girl:

Cardmakers (and wannabe cardmakers alike) will get so much usage from this collection. I whipped these cards together in record time.


I wasn’t ready to stop playing, so I fired up my Cameo and cut out this gift card holder using a Lori Whitlock file. Perfect way to dress up a boring gift card!

Thank you so much to Scrapbook Steals and the incomparable Kristy Lee for letting me take a turn as guest sketcher.  It has truly been my pleasure!

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Jen, your projects are fantastic! I’m not sure if I should thank you or not for being our guest today… I sense my wallet becoming just a wee bit lighter thanks to you. :)

Honestly, it was such a joy to work with you, even if you had to deal with my crazy this month! You’re the best!

Now it’s time to announce our two lucky random winners for the Pearl #3 sketch.

Michelle Duffy, you are our first winner!

And the second lucky gal is Sara Rusek!

You girls and your layouts are amazing! It’s been a true treat this week to see the two-pagers pour in. As fearful as I am of a two-pager, I think I need to make an effort to make them more often.

Now girls, please email service@stealnetwork.com with your addresses and let them know you are this week’s winner! I hope your scrappy swag will help you create more amazing creations.

Have a great day and be sure to check in on Friday for Design Team member Katrina Hunt’s August projects!