Christmas

Kaisercraft Mint Twist Projects | Monday Craft Madness #28

I’m not sure if it’s the time of year; end of summer, getting kids ready for school etc., but I seem to have lost my mojo.  Today’s  Monday Craft Madness couldn’t have come at a better time. The best thing for me to try to get back my mojo is to follow instructions and create something someone else created. The  Mint Twist Project Kits from Kaisercraft  have three different projects you can make….. So today’s theme is:

Follow

Create something from a kit, with instructions, an online tutorial or even one of our Mid Week Mojos. I promise if you aren’t feeling creative, this will totally help! Here’s what I created:

I can’t really take any credit for how this project looks, I followed the directions almost exactly. I just added a little bit of glitter and other stickers. I love that I was able to sit down and finish an entire mini album project in less than an hour. Check out some close ups:

I do love the little bits of pink in this collection. It seems to bring the traditional Christmas to another level of happy.

 

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until August 28th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #27 – Planner

Monday Craft Madness #26 – Decor

Monday Craft Madness #25 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 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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My Mind’s Eye Joyous | Mid Week Mojo Lilac #4

Lilac – Week 4 of 10
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I used to be one of those that would walk around the mall and be a tiny bit annoyed when I started seeing Christmas goodies in all of the stores in the middle of the summer. Then…I started working in the paper-crafting industry and each July my heart warmed seeing the new holiday collections. I start to have feelings of love, family, warmth, excitement (for presents). Today’s feature, My Mind’s Eye Christmas Collections brought up all of those feelings and I was excited to use it for today’s Mid Week Mojo

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

Normally I’m not a giant fan of glitter, but with this collection it seems to be in the perfect places. All of the colors and designs were great to add interest to this layout.

The decorative brads included in this kit are so great to add dimension to your projects. The word stickers that are included with the alphabet stickers are a great way to add those holiday sentiments.

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We are so overwhelmed and proud of our community for last week’s Mid Week Mojo participation. So many of you took on the challenge and completed all SEVEN Sketches last week. We couldn’t help it, we picked SEVEN Winners! A big congrats to Kristina Mackeen, Deborah Johnson, Charity Hotrum, Karrie Sweet, Erin Colby, Margaret Roberts & Denise Parcells, you are last week’s winners!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com 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 (Lilac #4) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST July 27th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Lilac #4 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.

Fancy Pants Christmas Collections | Monday Craft Madness #23

Can you believe it? Christams is just 23 weeks away!  Normally I am the queen of procrastination but I decided to use Today’s Steal Fancy Pants Christmas Collections to get started on my Christmas cards. So today’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Cards

Create some cards to use now or in the future. Finishing a set brings such a sense of accomplishment. Here’s what I created:

I used the Oh Deer collection kit and I LOVE how many different papers were included.  Traditional looking holiday papers as well as awesome solids and less-holilday-like patterns. You can really use much of this collection for just about any project.

Check out some close ups of the cards, I hope you will be inspired to create some cards of your own.

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until July 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: SANDY LEWIS! Sandy, 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 Sleigh Bells Ring | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #5

Petunia – Week 5 of 10
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I am in love with this season. I can’t get enough. I love the music, the decorations and yes the presents. I find some favorite Holiday collections each year and inevitably  My Mind’s Eye Christmas Collections Tare included on that favorite list. This year they created two very unique collections and I was excited to use one as today’s Mid Week Mojo Sleigh Bells Ring has a great look with traditional colors with a black background.

Here is the layout:

I saw a project using this collection on a blog where they used squares of the patterns to create a tree for a mini album cover. I loved the idea and lifted it a little but but used strips instead of squares.

Here is the sketch:

The paper bows included in this collection are perfect for gift wrapping, but I loved the idea of using it as my tree topper on this layout. I am hoping one day this layout finds itself hanging on a wall instead of in a book.

I love this magical picture of Mason. It shows the joy and magic of the season in one photo. I wish we could all still feel this every day of the year. The alphabet sticker sheets included in this kit also have all of the holiday words you can imagine. I can’t get enough of them.

Adding the brads to create ornaments on my tree adds a little extra dimension.

A big congrats to Stephanie UScrap, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com 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 (Petunia #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST December 22nd. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Patunia #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.

Authentique Paper Believe | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #4

Petunia – Week 4 of 10
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Tis the Season around here and we are getting really excited.  Even more exciting is that this week we have the fabulous Heather Conklin sharing a layout she created with Authentique Paper’s Believe Collection for today’s Mid Week Mojo This collection has so many wonderful designs, I love how Heather used as many as possible by making stripes out of the papers.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

The cardstock stickers in this collection, as with all of Authentique’s collections are thick and wonderful, perfect for titles and embellishments alike.

Since this is such a beautiful collection I wanted to share a couple more projects Heather made with this collection. Click through to her blog to see a closer look and a step-by-step to the beautiful wall art.

Merry Christmas Wine Tags

Decorative Wrapped Frames

A huge thanks to Heather for sharing her talents this week.  It’s always fun to see others’ creativity come to life.

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A big congrats to Becci Manies, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com 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 (Petunia #4) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST December 15th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Petunia #4 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.