Rose – Week 8 of 10
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Today we are super lucky to have our design team member Kristy Mackeen create a layout with We R Memory Keeper’s Chalkboard collection for today’s Mid Week Mojo

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Hi! I’m so excited to be here today with the Rose 8 Mid Week Mojo sketch, featuring We R Memory Keeper’s Chalkboard collection – and a few of those wonderful WRMK tools. ;-)

Here is the sketch:

I love the variety of colors to go with the Chalkboard collection. The chalkboard designs are fun and original…and the colors and patterns they included in this collection are amazing. I have heard time and time again that the papers with the “corner designs” are hard to work with (heck, I’m one of those people who have said this!), but the design on the Blackboard paper was actually really easy to incorporate into my design.

As I was creating this layout, I wanted to play with some of my WRMK tools (which are always on my desk anyways, but I thought it would be a fun way to feature some of them too – and most of them are courtesy of previous Steals!). To start I grabbed my Sweetheart Distressing Tool. I love that this has both a sander and blade to distress your paper with. No need to have 2 tools on your desk to do the job. I used the blade in this case, to distress the edge of the paper, then after adhering the strips to the background paper, I used my Sew Easy Tool to add a little hand stitching to my layout. The beauty of hand stitching is that you can adjust the thickness of the thread to what you want to use. In this case, I used 3 strands.

Don’t you love the colors and patterns in this collection?!? And I loved the gold letters. I just wanted a little more “bling” to keep with the warm golden feeling, so I added a few WRMK brads, using the Brad Setter and Piercing Mat to attach them.

I used the Corner Chomper and Tab Punch to add those final touches to the page.

Can you see why I was excited to pick WRMK as my Design Team Pick?!? I can’t wait to see your take on this sketch!

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A big congrats to Staci Jones, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Rose #8) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST April 7th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Rose #8 creation.

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