Crop Challenge

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!

scrapbookSTEALS 4th Birthday Online Crop!

You didn’t think we’d let Birthday Week slip by without an actual party, do you? We certainly can’t let that happen! Mark your calendar for our online crop this Friday!

scrapbooksteals birthday crop

Who: fans!

What: Join an online chat with the scrapbookSTEALS team and special guest, We R Memory Keepers! We’ll be giving away prizes for answering questions about WRMK.

When: July 12th from 5-7 pm PST. Live video chat will be from 5:30 – 6:30pm PST.

Where: We’ll post the Livestream link here and on our Facebook page Friday.

RSVP: Let us know you’re coming and get a reminder by joining our Facebook event here.

Can’t wait! Talk to you Friday!

National Scrapbook Day Challenge & May Blog Hop Winners

We had such a great time celebrating National Scrapbook Day with all of you, our Blog Hop and Lindsay from Carta Bella PaperWe hope you enjoyed yourselves too and won some of our scrappy prizes!

Without further ado…here are the winners for our challenges:

Challenge #1 – “5″
Winner- Olesya K

2013 National Scrapbook Day Challenge 1 Winner

Challenge #2 – Your favorite song…now
Winner – Sheryl Kloke

2013 National Scrapbook Day Challenge 2 Winner

Challenge #3 – Twine
Winner – Kristina MacKeen

2013 National Scrapbook Day Challenge 3 Winner


Challenge #4 – Right Now
Winner – Staci Jones

2013 National Scrapbook Day Challenge 4 Winner


Now for our May Blog Hop Winner…from Neela’s Blog

      Barbara H said…

      You definitely inspired me to use more twine and
      thank you for sharing your layouts.

      May 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM

If you won, please email our customer service team at and tell them which winner you area and your mailing address. We will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated in both our National Scrapbooking Day celebration as well as our May Blog Hop, we loved seeing all of your creations.  Stay tuned for more inspiration coming up!

National Scrapbook Day Celebration


It’s National Scrapbook Day and we want to celebrate!  Join us tonight for an online crop with Brittany and Melodee from the ScrapbookSteals team and Lindsay Moore as our guest from Carta Bella Paper.  Get your questions ready, he will chat with us and answer your questions! There will also be prizes!  Here is how you can join the online crop:

Join us here for our Livestream Online Crop

  • You will need to sign up for a free account to be able to chat
  • We will be chatting from 6-10 pm Mountain Time tonight
  • We will be video chatting from 6-7 Mountain Time

We hope to see you there!

Now, what is a celebration without some challenges and prizes, right?  Here are your challenges for the weekend.  You have until Sunday at 11:59 pm MT to post your entry. Simply leave a comment with a link to your project on this blog post no later than 11:59 pm Sunday May 5th, 2013.  You can enter as many challenges as you wish, there will be a prize for each challenge.

Challenge #1 – “5”

Since we are celebrating with’s 5th Birthday this week, create a project with 5 different pattern papers, 5 embellishments (buttons, brads, ribbon, twine, flowers etc) and 5 word-based items (title, journaling, stickers etc)

Challenge #2 – Your favorite song…now

Create a layout inspired by your favorite song right now.  It could be an old favorite or a new one.  It could be the title of your layout or mentioned in the journaling.  Think of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” and create a layout of a loved one.  Or maybe it’s Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and a layout dedicated to your kids.

Challenge #3 – Twine

Since we are showing off twine in today’s Blog Hop, use some twine on your project!  It can be a little or a lot.  Use our awesome Blog Hop participants as inspiration to create something wonderful with twine.

Challenge #4 – Right Now

Create a project about Right Now.  It could be a layout about yourself, one of your kids, how much you love someone, or your hopes and dreams for the rest of the year.  Whatever inspires you about the words “Right Now”

National Scrapbook Day – Online Crop Challenges

In celebration of “NSD” t’s time for another fun-filled, ScrapbookSteals online crop! What does this mean? That tomorrow, Friday 5/4 from 6PM – 10 PM MST, you can join us chatting via UStream online. We will be having giveaways, games and, of course, scrapbooking challenges!

In an effort to give each of you time to complete as many of the crop challenges as possible I am posting the challenges for you today so that you can get prepping and get the wheels turning.

NSD Challenge #1 – This challenge is to complete the Turquoise Mid Week Mojo sketch #1. Here is a copy of the sketch if you haven’t gotten started on it already.

NSD Online Crop Challenge #2 Turn Back Time: Let’s see a layout about you! Not a layout about the current you, but a layout about you from way back when. Show us your baby photos, elementary days or even a peek at the high school life. Whatever you choose your photos must be from before the age of 25.

NSD Online Crop Challenge #3Sassy Springtime: Now that spring is here and the flowers are in bloom, your challenge is to create a layout about whatever you want but let’s see those spunky spring pinks, yellows, blues and greens. The only other catch is that your layout must include flowers in some way whether it be the paper, embellishments or photos.

NSD Online Crop Challenge #4Stitch it Up!: You are probably well aware that quilting inspired layouts which have a splash of stitching are on the up and up. Your challenge is to use this quilters block as inspiration for your project which can be a layout, altered piece or card. Just be sure that your project includes stitching.

Now that your wheels are spinning on what to create for your challenges, here is what you need to do in order to be eligible for a prize in a random drawing.

  • Your creations need to be posted somewhere online (our Facebook page, an public online gallery, etc) no later than Monday, May 7th at 11:59 PM. Your creation then needs to be linked to the appropriate ScrapbookSteals blog posting. For example, all challenge #1 creations must be posted to the Fancy Pants Off to School blog posting. All challenge #2 creations must be posted to the “Turn back Time” blog posting, all challenge #3 creations must be posted to the “Sassy Springtime” blog posting and all challenge #4 creations must be posted to the “Stitch it Up!” blog posting.
  • A random winner will then be selected for each challenge via and announced on the Turquoise #2 Mid Week Mojo posting next week.

Good luck and have fun! Be sure to stop in tomorrow for our chat and join in on all of the fun.