Relive the 6th Annual ScrapbookSteals Retreat

Relive all of the fun memories from the 2015 Retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah! We had a ton of fun packed into a full 48 hours of scrappy fun and shenanigans. If you weren’t able to make it this year, you definitely missed out, but no worries, we will see you again next year! For more photos, to download or tag yourself in them, click here to see them all!

Scrap Retreat

We’re also super excited to announce the #ScrapStealsRetreat winner… Congratulations to Kay Hafen! Please email us at and we’ll get your $50 e-Gift Card issued to you.

ScrapbookSteals Special Box of Scrap | Monday Craft Madness #32

I am not a tidy crafter. I have tried and failed many times to keep my work space organized while I craft. I can’t seem to do it.  I look at our special steal today Box of Scrap as sort of a metaphor for my crafting desk. You never know what you will find deep in the pile of products, but you know you will love it. So today for Monday Craft Madness Iwe want to issue somewhat of a challenge.  Sit down at your scrap area and create a project using only what you find on your desk or table. It will kind of be a mystery just like today’s Box of Scrap….. So today’s theme is:

Use Your Stash

Create a card, a layout, a tag or anything you can think of – but ONLY what’s within your reach. For some inspiration, here are some projects we have featured here on the ScrapbookSteals Blog, these products may or may not be able to be found in the box of scrap special today. Check it out:


Hopefully you found a little inspiration today and you will take on the challenge and sit down and create something unexpected.

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

Monday Craft Madness #31 Cards 

Monday Craft Madness #30 Blog Inspiration

Monday Craft Madness #29 Pocket Letters

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 awesome 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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scrapbookSTEALS Resolution Week!

Happy New Year! Whenever we roll over a new year, it’s like hitting the refresh button on our creative minds, clearing out the clutter, and opening up the door to all sorts of inspiration. LOVE!
Join us January 6-10, 2014 for one new steal to get you ready and motivated for the new year each day at 8am PST. Don’t worry, we’ll still have a regular steal at 8pm PST to keep your juices flowing. Plus check back on the blog for giveaways and more fun all week long!
So tell us, what’s on your crafting resolution list? Organizing your space, journaling, clearing the clutter, getting through more scrapbook pages? We’ve all that and more coming up at Resolution Week!

Authentique Paper Christmas in July | Monday Craft Madness #34

Are you ready to start your holiday preparations? Is it that time already? Well, yes it is and with Authentique Paper’s Christmas in July mega kit, you can get started and finished with ease. I was lucky enough to create a project with this Christmas collection while working with Authentique Paper. I am excited to share it here.  This brings us to this week’s Monday Craft Madness Theme:


Create something with a countdown. Here you will see a Christmas countdown advent calendar. You can choose something else, for example: countdown to an event, like an anniversary or wedding or celebration, your 10 favorite things your child or grandchild or best friend says, your favorite quotes, favorite recipes or favorite snacks, endless possibilities come to mind.

Check out my advent calendar countdown:

It’s actually pretty easy to make. First, choose an advent calendar. This on came white with little drawers.

Choose your supplies, a favorite Christmas collection. Even though we all know I am biased, the Festive Collection from Authentique Paper is one of my all-time favorites.

Predictably, my supplies include an ink pad. The black accent tones in this collection made the ink choice an easy one for this project.

I cut out enough square pieces to cover the fronts of all of the drawers. I set them out to make sure I evenly dispersed the colors and patterns. The 6×6 paper pad has great, rich colors on the backs of the papers which adds to the variety of the papers.

After measuring and cutting all of the squares, the decorating was the fun part. Adding stickers and using pop dots was quick and easy and made the advent calendar look great. (If I do say so myself)

 Hope you all enjoyed this little advent calendar. I am feeling a little prepared for the upcoming holiday season (but just a little).

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With this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until August 1st to play along. Here are the previous week’s themes:

Monday Craft Madness #32 – Journaling

Monday Craft Madness #33 – Celebrate! 

If you’d like to enter to win the May Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from at the end of the month! Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)

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Come back again tomorrow for a how-to from our Design Team member Candace!

Happy Birthday scrapbookSTEALS Blog Hop & Online Crop

This is a week of celebration, so we’re doing a little something extra! Departing a little bit from our traditional blog hop format and preparing for our online crop this evening, we have invited several of our tried and true’s fans to play along with fun challenges and inspire us along the way!

First, some business: tonight’s online crop will be from 6:00 – 8:00 Mountain Time, with a video chat from 6:30 – 7:30.  Click here to join in the live chat!

Second, our online crop challenges. Choose one or choose all, just have a blast scrapbooking! Post links to your entries here in a comment. You have until next Wednesday July 17th at 11:59 PM MT to post your entry. We’ll select a random winner from each challenge to receive some birthday scrappy goodies.  Here are your challenges along with some examples from our wonderful friends Sheryl Kloke and Minousha Bari! (entries do not need to be only layouts, f or challenges 2, 3, & 4 can be cards, mini albums, home decor – whatever strikes your fancy!)

Challenge #1 – Happy 4th Birthday – use 4 items

Use four items and ONLY four items for your project. For example on a layout my four items could be: patterned paper, ink, buttons, and twine. Now you can use multiple pattern papers and multiple colors of buttons, but NOT eyelets (since I chose buttons) or ribbon (since I chose twine).

Challenge #2 – 2009

Since we launched in 2009, do a project remembering your favorite part of the year. Choose your favorite song: Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow, Lady Gaga Poker Face, Jason Maraz I’m Yours, or Taylor Swift You Belong With Me. Or your favorite movie: Star Trek, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Avatar, or Up. Or it could be the birth of a child or grandchild, a wedding, a break-up, whatever was your stand out moment for 2009.

 Challenge #3 – Favorite Vendor

Choose your favorite vendor and create a project using their products. Can you guess what manufacturers Sheryl and Minousha have chosen?

Challenge #4 – Washi Fever

Create a project using everyone’s newest obsession, washi tape. On this project you must use 4 different tapes (since we are celebrating our 4th birthday).

Finally, blog hop along to our fans and friends and see their interpretation of our challenges.  I must say, you will come back truly inspired. Visit the following blogs to see examples of the challenges. Our fans are truly amazing and we here are thrilled and humbled you are all part of our scrapbookSTEALS family!

scrapbookSTEALS Blog Hop

Have a blast looking through all of these fabulous blogs, make comments and let them know if you love their creations as much as I do. See you all tonight for our online crop with We R Memory Keepers!