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Fancy Pants Nautical | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #10

Petunia – Week 10 of 10
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Today we are super excited to welcome back guest sketcher Melissa Dehne on our blog. Today she used Fancy Pants Designs Nautical Collection for today’s Mid Week Mojo She’s such a great scrapbooker I, for one, am thrilled to see more of her work.

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Greetings!
Melissa Dehne here and I am glad to be back again today with the Petunia 10 Mid Week Mojo. First of all, this Fancy Pants collection is incredible. It is loaded with so many wonderful options, be sure to take a look at all that you could use to scrapbook with! Choosing which pieces to use was challenging but, oh so fun! I really wanted to include more, but also wanted my layout to look balanced! That must be the reason that I have two more layouts ready to roll using more of the pieces that are available today! Here is the sketch for this week:
The Nautical collection has a summery, seaside, poolside, vacation vibe to it. How is that possible, you ask? I am not sure, but Fancy Pants has got it all figured out. It worked out well that the photos I wanted to use were both seaside and vacation themed. However, with all of the colors, embellishments and papers, the possibilities are plentiful with this collection! Here is my layout:
The Nautical kit includes some awesome 4×6 and 3×5 brag cards which I used for the upper right and lower left quadrants of the layout, as well as the little lighthouse card. I also used the large decorative tags, the title pieces (the “adventure definition” piece), an anchor from the button set, label stickers, as well as one of the toppers included with the kit.
There were several alphabet options on the sticker fundamentals page (FIVE alphas to choose from!) as well as other fun sticker choices! Be sure to look at what this collection all includes because this is only the tip of the iceberg in regard to options for your layout!
I hope that the sketch inspires you to join us this week! I look forward to seeing what you all post! A big thank you to Melodee and ScrapbookSteals for allowing me to create for you this week!
~Melissa

 

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A big congrats to Misty Buck, 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 #10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Feb 7. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Petunia #10 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.

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Hashtags | Monday Craft Madness #3

Today for Monday Craft Madness We have the fantastically talented Cristine Redmond using Kaisercraft’s Beyond the Page Hashtags to make a project. I am in love with her project and ideas on this one. If you are someone who is trying to choose your word of the year, this is the perfect project for you. Actually I think we all need to pick a word of the year to focus on. Check it out.

Today’s theme is:

Your Word

When Melodee told me what I would be working with today, my brain started churning with ideas!  The first one I worked on was the #relax sign.
I knew I wanted to give it a distressed look to go with some of the decor in my scrap room, so I started by painting it a solid base color.  Once that was dry, I gave it a thick covering of Elmer’s glue.  It can be used to help give the paint a crackle finish.  Before the glue dried, I layered on the white layer of paint.  I didn’t get the glue layer thick enough, so the paint didn’t crackle as much as I had hoped for.  I decided to grab some sand paper and distress it even more.
As a finishing touch, I added some burlap twine tied into a bow as somewhat of a reminder to relax.  Last year, my one little word was “breathe.”  Hopefully seeing this sign in my scrap room will help me remember to not take life too seriously.
My second project was much more involved.  For the #me sign, I wanted to showcase all the things in my life that make me who I am.
My friends, family and hobby fill my life with so many memories.  I included many pictures which show me as a mother, wife, sister, friend, scrapbooker and card maker.
To get my pictures tiny enough to fit onto this sign, I started by making a collage in Picasa.  Then I formatted it to fit on a 4×6 picture.  It took three 4×6 collages (roughly 50 pictures) to fill up the front of the sign.
I love how each of these signs turned out and I hope I inspired you to want to grab some and decorate them yourself!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until January 30thto play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #2 – Party

Monday Craft Madness #1 – Mini Journal Album

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!

Echo Park Paper Collections | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #8

Petunia – Week 8 of 10
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Today we are super thrilled to welcome a guest sketcher to our Mid Week Mojo  Brenda Smith has created dozens of awesome layouts and sketches for us, I am so excited she got to use Echo Park Paper’s Capture Life Collection Kit today for her project. Check out what she made.

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Hello my fellow Stealers. I am so happy to be back here with another Midweek Mojo sketch for you. Even more exciting is that I got to use an absolutely fun and adorable line by Echo Park Paper and designed by Allison Kreft, Capture Life. There are so many sunny, bright colors and whimsical patterns like bokeh and brush script lettering. And to my surprise, I was also sent Capture Life in Black and White so I had a bunch of the same patterns in black and white. Let me tell you, I had so much fun making this layout.

First, I’ll show you my sketch. I wanted to play around with layers since there were so many fabulous papers to choose from.

Now, my layout.

I knew I wanted to use the black and white paper with the “all you need is love” as a large part of my background but also had to work in that bokeh paper because it is so fun!

There are so many fun sticker elements in both of these collection packs so I worked a lot of those into my layout.

This was such a fun collection to play with and I can’t wait to make more with it.

I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the sketch this week! Thanks for playing along.

A big congrats to Charissa Miller, 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 #8) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST January 19th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Patunia #8 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.

Kaisercraft Pop! | Monday Craft Madness #2

Today for Monday Craft Madness we are excited to have previous design team member Jessica Arrant show us what she created with Kaisercraft’s Pop Collection  Check out what she created!

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So today’s theme is:

Party

When Melodee asked me to come play along with Monday Craft Madness I was honored and excited to play with KaiserCraft’s Pop Collection. I do love a good party, and making party decor has been a past time since I can remember. As a kid I made paper chains, now I mostly focus on banners like the one I have for you today.

kaisercraft banner

There were so many fun prints that I wanted to include so I took out my Hazel & Ruby birthday masks, and used them as templates to cut out fun shapes for the banners.

kaisercraft banner

I had the individual banners all but done and realized that the patterns had gotten a little out of control, so I went back and painted some silver and blacks paints so that the letters would really stand out.

kaisercraft banner

Finally, I busted out the eyelets and twine to create a way to hang it. I mean, how can you make party decor without twine? I know that I can’t.

kaisercraft banner

Even with all that pattern mixing I still had paper leftover so I made a 12×12 layout.

kaisercraft banner

Again, I wanted to make sure I was really using the patterns and stickers so I cut everything into triangles and started layering them up.

kaisercraft banner

Adding some Glossy Accents to layered stickers really made those elements of the page pop more.

kaisercraft banner

And then I couldn’t help myself, I added in a bunch of Stickles and enamel dots to make the page that much more festive.

kaisercraft banner

I hope you’re as inspired by this paper as I was! And thanks to Steals for letting me come and be a guest designer again.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until January 30th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #1 – Mini Journal Album

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!

Teresa Collins Nine & Co. | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #7

Petunia – Week 7 of 10
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Today we are super excited to welcome guest sketcher Melissa Dehne on our blog. She got to use Teresa Collins’ Nine & Co.  for today’s Mid Week Mojo She’s such a great scrapbooker I, for one, am thrilled to see more of her work.

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Greetings! Melissa Dehne here today with a new sketch and layout for you on this Wednesday morning! I had the pleasure of working with the Teresa Collins collection Nine & Co for this layout. Simply stated, it is a gorgeous collection! It’s full of color, beauty, touches of gold and packed full of fun & pretty embellishments. From the paper to the verses on the ephemera, it is evident how much TLC went into designing this collection.

Here is the Petunia 7 sketch:

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 sketch

And here is my layout:

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 layout

As you can see, I used many of the pieces that the collection had to offer. The overlay over the photo, the rub-on below the journaling box, and the chipboard stickers were just some of the options that I had to choose from when designing this page.

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 layout

The chipboard and ephemera words “wonderful” and “life” jumped out at me and I decided to make them part of my title. Those, along with a journaling card trimmed down created the entire title for me! I have to admit though, my adoration for anything with sparkle and shine couldn’t help but love all of the gold foil shimmer that this collection had to offer.
The sketch I created uses one 4×6 photo but you can easily accommodate a 5×7 photo or even two 3×5 photos as well. Perhaps a chance to scrapbook some of the holiday photos that you took recently? I know I have plenty to choose from!
Since I enjoyed working with this collection so much, I decided to make one more layout, just for fun, to share with you today as well.

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 layout

The sequins that come with this collection were begging to be displayed. I obliged since I love them so much! I also used one of the brads, more chipboard stickers as well as a vellum sticker on this layout. So much to choose from…so little time!
I hope that you will consider joining us for this week’s Mid-Week Mojo! I look forward to seeing what you create!
Thanks to Melodee and Scrapbook Steals for having me!
~Melissa

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A big congrats to Kristina MacKeen‎, you are last week’s winner!

petunia 6 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 #7) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST January 12th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Petunia #7 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.