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October Afternoon Travel Girl | Monday Craft Madness #7

Last September my girls and I took a crazy weekend road trip. We drove from Salt Lake City, UT to Pasadena, CA to the Rose Bowl to see 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction in concert. Both of my girls are newly adult and I knew it could be one of the last crazy fun things we could do together before they head out of the nest and create lives of their own. We had a spectacular time, almost no sleep, and memories that can last a lifetime. I promised them I wouldn’t show photos of them in tears watching the show, but I wanted to create something that we could store our memories in. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used October Afternoon’s Travel Girl Collection to make a memory box we can store some of the trinkets from our trip…. So today’s theme is:

Altered Memory Keeping

Create something that preserves a memory, but not a layout or album. Maybe create a canvas, a card, or a box. Here’s what I created:

It is so important to save your memories, not just on your phone or computer. This was one of those trips I never want to forget.

I love the eclectic mix of patterns in this collection. The papers along with the chipboard, doo-dads, pennants and stickers can create a wonderfully nostalgic place to keep those mementos.

So go out, create those memories and then create a place to save them.

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This is a NEW ROUND of  monthly Monday Craft Madness, you will have have until April 3rd to play along.

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

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!

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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!

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Now for the winner from our last month’s Monday Craft Madness. Congrats to: NAME! TEXT.

NAME please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Monday Craft Madness Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

Simple Stories Life Documented Planner | Monday Craft Madness #5

Today for Monday Craft Madness we are featuring a special steal. We have been waiting for the used Simple Stories Life Documented Planner Series for a while now. It’s finally here and so worth the wait. For all of you creative planner lovers out there, this series finally has everything you could need in one system. Plan your days, your weeks, your months, you life and your crafting. One of the buyers here at Steals.com took the planner for a test run and fell in love. Check out her planner.

Kerianne is a buyer for BabySteals.com, a teacher, a mom and wife. Needless to say her schedule is full. The happy look on her face from using this planner system made me smile.

I love how she used the notes page to write down some goals, favorite quotes and just things she wants to concentrate on during the month. This planner is so much more than a carpool schedule.

Go check out Simple Stories’ Blog Here to find more ways to use this awesome planner.

So today we don’t have a traditional Monday Craft Madness Theme , we hope we have helped inspire you a little to get a little more organized.  I know I need that in my life.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until Feb 27th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #4 – Love

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

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!

Hazel & Ruby DIY Decor Tape Giveaway

Here at ScrapbookSteals.com we are always on the hunt for new and innovative products. We think we have really found something special here. One of the products at the recent Craft and Hobby Association trade show that caused the biggest buzz is the new Hazel & Ruby DIY Decor Tape. This innovative product is like washi tape on steroids, perfect for decorating, easy to change, and we are GIVING SOME AWAY!

Before we get into the nitty gritty on the giveaway, we want to explain the DIY Decor tape a little bit. The best way to explain this tape is to check out a Hazel & Ruby Blog Post where their designer Heather Gleim created a dollhouse for her daughter.

She started with a simple shelf from Target.

and a doll furniture set from Ikea

 She chose a few rolls of this DIY Decor Tape

and all I can say is wow..check out the results!

 

 

 

I can hardly stand how cute this is. Oh if only my daughters still played with dolls.

As cool as this project is, there is so much more you can do with this product. Check out some of the other ideas.

Go to the Hazel & Ruby Blog and check out some other awesome idea using this product. Saying the possibilities are endless with this product is definitely an understatement!

Now to enter the giveaway, tell us what you see yourself creating with some of this DIY Decor tape, then fill out this form.

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Contest ends Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:59pm MST. Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with Rafflecopter. The contact information you provide will not be shared outside STEALS.com. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.

Fancy Pants Be. Loved. | Monday Craft Madness #4

It’s the season of love these days and I can’t seem to get enough of Valentine’s themed products. I always want to create something for the hubby, but most years I run out of time. I was super excited that today’s collection is a Valentine’s collection. Today for Monday Craft Madness I used Be. Loved. from Fancy Pants to make a canvas for the hubby….. So today’s theme is:

Love

Create something about someone (or something) you love, for someone you love or because you love. Here’s what I created:

I saw a similar project when I was visiting the Doodlebug Design offices back during Halloween and thought it would be great to create a heart for Valentine’s Day.

I chose some of the neutral gray designs to create part of my heart and to serve as a background.

I purchased a couple of small wooden hearts from a local craft store that I covered with some of the pattern papers. I loved the dimension it added to the project.

I filled in the rest of my heart with the fantastic embellishments included in this kit. Along with a couple of photos of the hubby I really love how it turned out. Here’s hoping the hubby likes it just as much.

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until Feb 27th to play along.

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

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!

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Now for the winner from our last month’s Monday Craft Madness. Congrats to: Cassandra Webster!

Cassandra please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Monday Craft Madness Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Hashtags | Monday Craft Madness #3

Today for Monday Craft Madness We have the fantastically talented Cristine Redmond using Kaisercraft’s Beyond the Page Hashtags to make a project. I am in love with her project and ideas on this one. If you are someone who is trying to choose your word of the year, this is the perfect project for you. Actually I think we all need to pick a word of the year to focus on. Check it out.

Today’s theme is:

Your Word

When Melodee told me what I would be working with today, my brain started churning with ideas!  The first one I worked on was the #relax sign.
I knew I wanted to give it a distressed look to go with some of the decor in my scrap room, so I started by painting it a solid base color.  Once that was dry, I gave it a thick covering of Elmer’s glue.  It can be used to help give the paint a crackle finish.  Before the glue dried, I layered on the white layer of paint.  I didn’t get the glue layer thick enough, so the paint didn’t crackle as much as I had hoped for.  I decided to grab some sand paper and distress it even more.
As a finishing touch, I added some burlap twine tied into a bow as somewhat of a reminder to relax.  Last year, my one little word was “breathe.”  Hopefully seeing this sign in my scrap room will help me remember to not take life too seriously.
My second project was much more involved.  For the #me sign, I wanted to showcase all the things in my life that make me who I am.
My friends, family and hobby fill my life with so many memories.  I included many pictures which show me as a mother, wife, sister, friend, scrapbooker and card maker.
To get my pictures tiny enough to fit onto this sign, I started by making a collage in Picasa.  Then I formatted it to fit on a 4×6 picture.  It took three 4×6 collages (roughly 50 pictures) to fill up the front of the sign.
I love how each of these signs turned out and I hope I inspired you to want to grab some and decorate them yourself!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until January 30thto play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #2 – Party

Monday Craft Madness #1 – Mini Journal Album

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!