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My Mind’s Eye My Story | Monday Craft Madness #26

This year has been a year of reflection for me. I’ve been wanting to create a place to write down the lessons I’ve learned about myself and life and the NEW My Story Collection from My Mind’s Eye  fis the perfect collection to start a journal. So for today’s Monday Craft Madness I decided to start a sort of mini album/journal to jot down all of the lessons I have learned this year. So today’s theme is:

Reflection

Create something about something you have learned about yourself, about life or about someone else. Here’s what I created:

I just used some 6″ x 8″ chipboard pieces, my cropadile and some binder rings. This way I can add to the book as the years go on. Check out some of the pages…

I love the modern color scheme with a bit of vintage flair in this collection. The touches of gold just brings a happy feminine sense as well.

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For this new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until August 28th 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: Kristin Hofar! TEXT.

Kristin, 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!

My Mind’s Eye Frightful | Monday Craft Madness #25

One of the hardest things for me each and every week is trying to decide what to create for the weekly Monday Craft Madness I usually lean towards cards, albums, tags…things like that. Today I wanted to go a little outside my own personal box and to my surprise I am happy with the end result. I used My Mind’s Eye’s Frightful Collection to make a wreath for my door. I kind of love it and love even more that I will have tons of papers & embellishments to still create cards, tags and more….. So today’s theme is:

Home Decor

Create something you can hang in your home and enjoy. Here’s what I created:

I added some tulle from my fabric stash to take away from the spookiness of the wreath. (Not that it’s really spooky) I love the chipboard pieces included in the kit, they are so sturdy and super sticky.

The enamel shapes in the form of bats – how could you not love that?

I can’t even handle how much I love that there are mustaches on the pumpkins and skeletons, brings a sense of unexpected whimsy.

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until July 31st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #24 Tags

Monday Craft Madness #23 Cards

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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My Mind’s Eye Just Sayin’ | Monday Craft Madness #18

I have a problem with my scrapbook supplies. One that I believe all of us scrappers face. I make projects and have bits and pieces left from my collections – TONS OF PIECES. While on Facebook the other day I was reading posts from a group of awesome ladies preparing to get together for a weekend of scrappy fun. They decided to get together to create their own embellishments with their scraps to have on hand for future projects. A giant lightbulb went off, what an awesome idea. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used the Just Sayin’ Collection from My Mind’s Eye to make some embellishments….. So today’s theme is:

Home-Made Embellishment

Pull out your left-over papers, embellishments and punches and make something fun. Here’s what I created:

I used bits of papers & embellishments, some basic kraft die cuts, and my scalloped circle and flower punches. Just layer the pieces you love and have left over from a kit and voila! many little fun embellishments to be used on future projects. Take a closer look.

We would LOVE to see what home-made embellishments you create.

 

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This is a new round of Monday Craft Madness. For this round o you have until July 3rd to play along.

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

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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: Amber Sheaves!

Amber 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!

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media | Monday Craft Madness #17

I have always loved making mini albums. It’s such a sense of accomplishment to start and finish a project. I was so excited about today’s steal. I love Heidi Swapp and the products she creates. I wished I had the guts to use more mixed media products like modeling paste, paint and ink on my projects, but I am not there just yet. Hopefully some day. Today for Monday Craft Madness I used Heidi Swapp Mixed Media to make a fun 1st Birthday Mini Album for the adorable Jovi….. So today’s theme is:

Mini Albums

Create something into a mini album or share your favorite. Here’s what I created:

I love the 6×8 canvas album so much. It has an awesome magnetic closure to keep your creation safe. The cover of the album is great to decorate or alter to your heart’s content.

I used the 3×4 Mini Album Kit to add a little extra photo to the album, I just couldn’t resistethat giant smile.

I wish I had been there to see Jovi crawl up to here cake and start enjoying it. You only have a first birthday once.

The 3×4 glitter cards are great to add to your album to add a little interest.

The 6×6 paper pack can be used as-is or altered with ink or paint. I love how it’s die cut already and you can have a color or pattern show through.

The 4×6 sheet protectors are great for just adding your pics to your album or you can use one of the sections for more decoration.

Fabulous is the best way to describe little Jovi and the joy she brings to this world.

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 29 to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness ##16 – Cards

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!

Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company | Monday Craft Madness #15

It’s a party around here at Steals.com this week.  Our sister-site BabySteals.com is turning 7!  That’s right 7 years old! Check out some of the fun stuff planned here.

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Even though it is Birthday Party time around here, a celebration is a celebration right? Today for Monday Craft Madness I wanted to share a cool idea from one of Teresa Collins’ design team members Cheri Piles. She used Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company to make a beautiful non-Christmas wreath for her door….So today’s theme is:

Switch it Up

Create something unexpected. Use a themed collection to create something non-theme specific. Here’s what Cheri created:

Cheri started off with some flat wreath bases from her local craft store.

The wreath came together pretty quickly and easily here are the first steps:

  1. Spray the two bases and star ornament white
  2. Add some clear or white glitter to the smaller wreath
  3. Set all three pieces aside to dry
  4. Cut 8 strips 1 1/2″ and 8 strips 1 1/4″
  5. Cut each strip 6″ in length for a total of 16 strips each
  6. Use the Teresa Collins Stapler or another stapler to assemble your paper chain

Once your pieces are dry take some invisible thread and hang the small wreath to the center of the large base and glue your star wood ornament to the center of the small one.

Tie your ribbon on and hot glue the larger pieces onto the base. If you like a little extra bling add some stars from the sequins package to finish it off.

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

Monday Craft Madness #14 – Banners

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!

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!