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Jen Hadfield Homegrown | Monday Craft Madness #14

My second daughter is about to graduate from High School. I know, I know…no way can I be that old, yet I am. It’s made me pretty nostalgic lately, but my main emotion is just pride in my little Lizzie. She has worked so hard and the end is in sight. She is a pretty mellow kid and not really wanting a party, however I am planning something. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used Jen Hadfield’s Homegrown Collection to make a celebratory banner….. So today’s theme is:

Banners

Create something that you can use for a banner. These days they are not just for celebrating, Home decor is an awesome way to use home-made banners. Here’s what I created:

Luckily in this collection there is already a great banner all ready to decorate. The black background and white letters look a little chalkboard-ey but ripe for decorating.  I kind of love how it turned out. I backed each letter with some of the 6×6 paper pad and added embellishments. Check out some close ups.

The big paper clips and the gold dipped tags are so fun. I can’t wait to find other ways to use the rest of the collection!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 1st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #13 – Monochromatic

Monday Craft Madness #12 – Pocket Pages

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

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That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

My Mind’s Eye Necessities | Monday Craft Madness #13

This was a challenge for me, on multiple levels.  I have never been great with limited colors and patterns. I love to mix up tons of happy colors and designs when I paper craft. Today was a different story. While today’s steal  My Mind’s Eye Necessities -Red & Teal was created to have a great supply of modern basics at your fingertips, I decided to try to use it on one project. This was tough for me, but I kind of love how it turned out. Today ‘s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Monochromatic

Create something monochromatic; a card, a layout or some other paper-crafting project. Here’s what I created:

This is a canvas approximately 12″ x 18″ and I wanted to show off this adorable newborn photo of baby Zachary. I love the patterns and colors of the papers in this collection and the fact that the color on the vellum papers is foiled – what is better than that? Maybe the glitter monogram alphas and the glitter washi tape, not much more in the world is better than that.

I tried three or four times to set the papers and embellishments to my liking and then I just decided to go for it. Stuck everything down and started to embellish. All of the texture and dimension with one color scheme has made me so happy. I wasn’t sure I would love this project, but in the end I may have to steal baby Zachary so I can keep this canvas.

 

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 1st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #12 – Pocket Pages

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

Jen Hadfield Home + Made | Monday Craft Madness # 11

This year I vowed to try to find something positive in every day. It seems to be a bit of a challenge for me and I tend to be a little sarcastic in my daily life. I then realized I probably needed a daily reminder. After a month or so of post-it notes cluttering my bathroom mirror, I decided to make something a little more fun. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used the Jen Hadfield Home + Made collection from Pebbles Inc to make a reminder to have on my desk at work….. So today’s theme is:

Motiviational

Create something motivational for yourself. Here’s what I created:

 

I loved the recipe box that comes in this collection and decided to use it to focus on one positive word each day. I love how this recipe box comes with so many cards, I can continue to add to my positive word stash as the year goes on.

The papers in this collection are so diverse, lots of different colors. They all coordinate beautifully and make it so you can create dozens of projects that don’t look the same.

What are your positive words for this year?

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 3rd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #10 Your Choice

Monday Craft Madness #9 Gift Giving

Monday Craft Madness #8 YOU

Monday Craft Madness #7 Altered Memories

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

Teresa Collins He Said She Said | Monday Craft Madness #10

Today for Monday Craft Madness I couldn’t help myself in making more than one thing. The  Teresa Collins She Said Collection to just had to much wonderfulness to choose one creation. I reached for some awesome pictures of the super cute Jovi and her 1st birthday to create two of my projects. I couldn’t even stop there, I had to make some cards as well….. So today’s theme is:

Your Choice

Create anything you love; cards, banners, decor piece, layouts – whatever your heart desires. Here’s what I created:

I used chalkboard card bases from American Crafts for the cards, it allowed me to stretch out this collection kit even further. I didn’t have to create my own bases and I only use bits of the papers and the embellishments to create these cards. Here’s a closer look:

This is one of my favorite photos from Jovi’s 1st year photo shoot. She wasn’t sure about the party hat and the cake at first, but when she realized how the cake tasted, she dove in and loved it. The pure joy on her face made me want to create a wall hanging to highlight her joy. If only I could get away with eating cake this way.

The banner was super fun and quick to make. I used a kraft banner base from American crafts and again I was able to just use bits of my beautiful patterned papers. The banner took less than an hour once I chose the items I wanted to include. Now Jovi’s mom has it hanging in her cubicle at the office and we get to look at it every day. Check out some close ups of the banner pieces:

I really had fun with this collection, I’ve seen it many times but breathing new life into it was a blast. Don’t write off old collections in your stash, you can use them to create beautiful things for your beautiful life.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 3rd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #9 Gift Giving

Monday Craft Madness #8 YOU

Monday Craft Madness #7 Altered Memories

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

Simple Stories I AM | Monday Craft Madness #8

Today’s Monday Craft Madness was a personal journey for me. When I got a first hand look at the used I AM Collection from Simple Storie to I gasped a little bit. It is so very beautiful in colors and design. Then I looked closer at some of the projects that were on display at the Craft and Hobby Association show, I had tears in my eyes. We all seem to minimize ourselves and who and what we are. This collection is so beautiful and celebrates the most important story…yours. So today’s theme is:

YOU

Create something that tells your story or celebrates you. Here’s what I created:

I am one that definitely gives myself a hard time. I enlisted help from some friends to pick a word that describes me. Wow, it’s awesome to do that from time to time. To see how others see you is a pretty awesome experience. Almost all of their responses are included on my project along with a few of my own.

I used the SN@P! cards and the embellishments for this project. I can’t say enough about the embellishments that Simple Stories is creating. This collection also has touches of gold foil all over the place. I’t so beautiful. The quotes are inspiring and something I will now be able to read every day.

Along with some pop dots, I was able to use the stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots and the awesome Bradz, that Simple Stories invented, to embellish my printer’s tray. I loved the banner included in the chipboard stickers and just had to add it to my project.

One of the new embellishments that Simple Stories added to this collection is their pack of Interactive Elements.

I wanted to use these on my project so badly because I love the idea of flipping, pulling and interacting with a project. Sadly the sizing didn’t work for the space I had so I created my own, with a nod to the masters. With this pocket I created I could use the tags to write some more of the words my awesome friends used to describe me.

Here’s hoping we can all remember the awesomeness we all have inside and outside. I am going to put this project on my desk at work so when I’m having a hard day I can remember how others see me and how I want to see myself.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 3rd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #7 Altered Memories

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!