Coral – Layout 1

Can you believe a new Mid Week Mojo series is already here? It’s a little mind boggling to think it’s time for a fresh start to our weekly inspiring fun. Lucky for me, I have a fun and fresh collection to kick things off. Today’s steal, the Heidi Swap Sugar Chic collection, is a great mix of feminine with a spunky wild side, and a gorgeous muted color palate. It definitely soothes the crafty soul!

When I was sorting through the photos that I had laying on my desk deciding what to scrap, I was thrilled when I realized how perfectly one of my photos from a summertime activity worked with Sugar Chic. I know some of you might be questioning another circle themed layout, but how could I resist when creating a layout about lots and lots of bubbles?

I definitely wanted to have a little more color involved with my background than just the aqua, and I didn’t feel like having a huge overwhelming circle, so I used the inner cut on one of my Lucky 8 punches and then layered different colors of the Sugar Chic papers behind so that the circle had a multi-color effect. I then busted out my iRock and added a gems to the middle circles.

As is very common for me, the embellishments  took a big stance in the design of my layout. I mean, how could I resist using the sparkly banners that come with today’s steal? I couldn’t. In fact, I had to use a lot of them. :)

Then I finished things out by adding a few of the unique embellies that are a part of the Sugar Chic line.

For initially wondering what I would make with today’s steal as I’m not crazy about faux animal prints like my daughter, I sure had a great time creating with it and now will have to be sure to take a photo of my Tess in her crazy clothes and document it! (As well as be sure to balance it out with some of the many other amazing prints in the collection, like the chevron. Swoon!)

Now down to business. First off, let’s congratulate the winner of the Pearl #10 Mid Week Mojo. Congrats are in order for Corinna Colquhoun!

You totally nailed Kerys’ amazing sketch, which is perhaps my favorite of the entire pearl series. Way to go! Now please send an email to service@steals.com with your address and we will be happy to get some sweet swag sent your way.

Now I have to take a quick moment to thank each and every one of you for participating in another amazing 10 weeks of Mid Week Mojo. It’s truly the highlight of my crafty week and I consider myself so genuinely blessed to have this opportunity to bond with each of you every week and to share a little piece of myself. You should also each be so proud of yourselves and your accomplishments! Even if you were only able to complete one layout at least you have one more layout to add to your history.

Now without further ado, I’d like to congratulate the winner of the amazing Authentique prize package valued at nearly $92.00! Erin Colby, you are our lucky random winner! A huge congrats to you and your completion of all ten Pearl Series Mid Week Mojos. This particular layout was one of my favorite of yours over the past 10 weeks.

We have already made arrangements to have your prize package shipped out to you so all you have to do is sit back and stalk the mail person! Oh, and be sure to share with us and our friends at Authentique!

Now for the new series. If you don’t already know, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. You can find all of the 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.

Have a splendid Wednesday and be sure to check in Friday for Design Team member Kerys Sharrocks September blog post.