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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!

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!

Imaginisce Welcome Spring | Monday Craft Madness #23

I am in love with the papers from  Imaginisce’s Welcome Spring Collection the rich bold colors along with the hints of pastel make this one pretty collection. As I was looking through the collection I became a little obsessed with the pad of die cut tags. You can make so many things with the pad; cards, tags, layouts and so much more. Today for Monday Craft Madness I used the pad of tags to create a banner so today’s theme is:

Banner

Create a banner or show off one of your favorites. Here’s what I created:

With the tags and the embellishments included in the embellishment kit, I was able to create this bright and happy banner in no time. A few pop dots and some ribbon and voila – a banner to brighten your day.  Here are some close ups of the tags:

 

 

 

 

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

Monday Craft Madness #22 – Tags

Monday Craft Madness #21 – Cards

Monday Craft Madness #20 – Home Decor

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!

We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray | Monday Craft Madness #16

It’s birthday time around here. A big Happy Birthday to our sister site,  babySTEALS.com! They are turning 6 today. We wanted to join in the festivities so today for Monday Craft Madness I used We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray to make a banner for the party we are planning….. So today’s theme is:

Banners

Banners are a big thing these days in paper crafting. Create a spring banner, a birthday banner, a home decor banner or show us one of your favorites. Here’s what I created:


A great thing about We R Memory Keepers’ papers is that on the back of some of the papers they have reduced designs in 6×6 blocks, just like a 6×6 paper pad. This little fact made creating this banner so quick and easy.

I just cut a few of those 6×6 pieces, decorated the fronts with some embossed tags, chipboard letters and a few elements fussy cut out of the 12×12 papers. Volia…a birthday banner was born.

With a little bit of ribbon and tulle, the banner looks fancy enough for any party. Check out some more close ups.

If you want to join in the babySTEALS birthday fun, and I know you do, check out the party here. You can also take a peek at all of their awesome steals for the week here.

Happy Birthday babySTEALS.com!

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 2nd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #15

Monday Craft Madness #14

Monday Craft Madness #13

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!