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Carta Bella Winter Wonderland | Mid Week Mojo Carnation #5

Carnation – Week 5 of 10
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Even though we don’t have snow yet here in Salt Lake City, the temperatures are changing and it’s starting to feel like snow is on the horizon. It brings a warm feeling of family and love and the Winter Wonderland Collection from Carta Bella has that same warm, family feel. I decided to use this ‘new family’ family photo for today’s Mid Week Mojo The warm family feeling in this photo matches this new collection perfectly.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

Even though this photo isn’t a typical Christmas picture, it brings the feeling of Christmas and family so we used it as the theme. I love the chipboard stickers and how you can use them as titles on a page.

I love so many of the patterned papers in this collection I couldn’t decide on just a couple as I usually do, I decided to create my layout as sort of a banner so I could use more of the cute, thick, textured papers.

Add a few embellishments to your banner pieces and voila! you have a great layout, perfect for any memory.

A big congrats to Staci Jones, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Carnation #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST October 12th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Carnation #5 creation.

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. As we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Sneak Peeks From Our Favorite Brands

Last week I was able to go to a little trade show, right here in Salt Lake City. I have been in and around the crafting world for over a decade and this is the first time I was able to attend a show without boarding an airplane first. This was a small show and closed to the public, so I thought I would show a little of what I was able to see from some of our favorite brands. (Please excuse some of my iPhone photos)

My Mind’s Eye

Bo Bunny

Echo Park & Carta Bella Paper

Silhouette – I’m loving what they are doing with fabric.


Lawn Fawn

Simple Stories

And last but definitely not least…

Teresa Collins

I have been trying to pick a favorite for days now, but I just can’t.  Do you have a favorite? Let us know!


Carta Bella Baby Mine | Monday Craft Madness #12

When I first saw Carta Bella’s Baby Mine Collections a couple of months ago at the Craft and Hobby show, I was kind of sad I didn’t have babies anymore. This is one of the best baby collections I have seen in a while. I wanted to use this collection so badly. Luckily we have many mommies in the office who offer me baby pictures on a regular basis. So today for Monday Craft Madness I made this display piece….. So today’s two  themes are:

Display & Babies

Create one or the other or both. Something you can put on display, or some favorite papercrafting display piece. Create something about a baby, for a baby or for someone with a baby. Here’s what I created:

I used a 7 Gypsies Printer’s Tray to create the display piece. All of the colors and patterns of the papers are perfect for little boys.

The 12-inch border sticker was perfect to add a little scallop border to the top of the display piece. The mix of chipboard stickers, decorative brads and cardstock stickers helped to create a fun display piece for little Zach. Check out a few more close ups:

I love to use these trays to create depth. Adding papers inside and on top of the square slots.

Yes you may see tons of pop dots under there! :)

I seriously can’t handle how cute those toes are!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 4th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #11 – Embellishments

Monday Craft Madness #10 – Alter It

Monday Craft Madness #9 – Favorite Project

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!