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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!

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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!

Teresa Collins Something Wonderful | Monday Craft Madness #39

We all love paper collections that have a specific theme. Birthday, Halloween or Christmas are some of my favorites. Sometimes it’s great to find a collection without a specific theme, one you can use for any project. Today for Monday Craft Madness I used Teresa Collins Something Wonderful to make a mini album to celebrate all of the wonderful things in our lives….. So today’s theme is:

Mini Album

Create something a mini album or a project about the wonderful things in your life. Here’s what I created:

I used two pieces of chipboard for the front and back covers and then just used my handy scoring tool and some cardstock to create the binding for this album.

 

I tried to leave some space for photos and journaling in this album so I can add things as we go along through this crazy life.

This collection was created without a specific theme in mind, just something that celebrates the wonderfulness in each of our lives. Hopefully we can all find something wonderful to celebrate.

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

Monday Craft Madness #38 – Tags

Monday Craft Madness #37 – Memory

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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Simple Stories Legacy | Monday Craft Madness #37

I love the sentiment of today’s steal.  Simple Stories Legacy Collection has a beautiful sentiment of looking to your past and your family. I fell in love with the look of the collection and the quotes included. The whole collection reminded me of how my grandma, aunts and cousins all got together to make quilts for everyone’s wedding showers. So today for Monday Craft Madness I created a little wall hanging that reminded me of those quilting days ….. So today’s theme is:

Memory

Create something that celebrates a favorite memory of yours. Here’s what I created:

I found an 8×10 frame at a local craft store on clearance for about a dollar. I turned it into a little shadow box and I can change the inside however often I would like. It’s hard these days to connect our children to their family’s past. I think it’s important. Hopefully this is a little reminder and I can work harder on that.  Check out some close ups of the project. As usual I am in love with my pop dots.

 

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until October 31st  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: Theresa Pool Riggs!

Theresa, 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 Chalk Studio II | Monday Craft Madness #29

In a few months I will be celbrating my 20th wedding anniversary. (I know it’s shocking as I seem so young.) I have been wanting to work on a project as a gift for the hubby and when I saw Steal Name It was the perfect collection for a little journal album I can give my husband. Today for Monday Craft Madness I started a mini remembrance album….. So today’s theme is:

Mini Album

Create something mini or show us your favorite mini album. Here’s what I created:

I found a little mini album with a chipboard storage box in my stash. I covered the box and the mini album with the B-sides of the 12×12 papers. I love how they are chalkboard on the front and bright bold colors on the back.

 

Inside the little 3×3 sheet protectors are the perfect size to add little love notes I have collected over the past 20 years. I am excited to fill the album with those notes…now to just remember where I hid them.

 

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until August 29th to play along.

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!

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

Holly, 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!

Teresa Collins Stationary Noted | Monday Craft Madness #24

I always love using products from Teresa Collins, and was excited to use her products for today’s Monday Craft Madness she has great designs and beautiful color schemes. When I sat down to look through this Stationary Noted Collection I found something amazing. Thy typical cool embellishments, rich colors and beautiful designs were there and it would have been easy to create a card or layout with this collection. As I looked through the chipboard embellishments, stickers and die cuts I noticed something…some very inspirational sayings and quotes. I just had to create something that gathered all of these sayings….. So today’s theme is:

Inspiration

Words have always inspired me. These days Teresa is someone that continually inspires me, what inspires you?  Here’s what I created:

I titled the project “Words to Live By” because I think a constant reminder of these quotes and sayings would be good for all of us.

I love creating with these artist trays, the little windows of paper crafting always make me smile.

I have a bad tendency of trying to compare myself to others, hopefully reading this every day will help.

Check out the rest of the quotes and sayings. Every single one is something we should have in our lives.

 

 

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For this new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until Friday August 1st 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: Holly Stoddard!

Holly, 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!