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My Mind’s Eye Joyous Giveaway | scrapbookSTEALS 5th Birthday

my mind's eye joyous giveaway

Hopefully we all saw the yummy announcement of this year’s Holiday Collections from My Mind’s Eye. We have one of them as a steal today, Sleigh Bells Ring, and now you can win the other one – Joyous. A great holiday collection with hints of blue throughout the traditional reds and greens will be perfect for your upcoming projects. There are even a few surprises in this collection – pinwheels bows and glitter banner words. These will help make your holiday decorating a breeze.

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Merry Mid-Week Mojo

We are taking a break today from our regular Mid Week Mojo posts to spend time with our families. This will give you some extra time to finish up the Iolite #4! While we are all enjoying the day, here is a look back at some of the great holiday projects featured over the last month.

Happy Holidays to one and all!

How To-sday | Holiday Home Decor

Today we have ag reat home decor How To-sday from our design team member Wendi Robinson

Hello it’s Wendi here and I’m sharing with you a cute and quick idea to decorate your walls up for the holidays. I happened to go with a traditional Christmas theme. But you always can alter it, and go with say, more blues and whites and have it say “Let it Snow” or maybe use non traditional colors and use the words “ Merry Christmas” or “Noel”. It is totally up to you, and you can always match whatever colors you decorate your home with for the season.

 

First I just took a used priority post office box, and drew out the image that I wanted to make, and cut my main shape down to 12×7.5.

Next I covered my cardboard with a solid main color.

Next I added an inner printed patterned paper cut to the shape of 6×10. I took several patterns of washi tapes and mixed them up and added them.

Next I added a misted doily, cut out a title and hollys with my Cricut machine, and added some MME enamel dots for the berries.

To finish off my project, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes and added a ribbon to hang it on the wall with.

and there you go, a festive holiday décor project for your home.

 

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Thanks Wendi! I love a quick and easy home decor project. Come back tomorrow for the first installment of our Iolite Mid Week Mojo!

Teresa Collins Christmas Countdown Memory Album

As we are drawing near to the holiday season, I keep thinking of all of the memories we will be making as a family. Decorating the tree, family dinners, out of town visitors, and, of course, Christmas morning, are all fond memories at the Cloud family home. Over the years as my kids get older I find I’m taking fewer and fewer photos. I still want to document the memories we make, so this Teresa Collins Christmas Countdown Memory Album is the perfect thing to journal our traditions.

The included pages are perfect to create a place where I can write down all of the fun things that happen around our home. In the tradition of the December Daily project, I have created one page per day and I have made a goal to journal one thing every day.  I think I will get myself a prize at the end if I stick to it. Here is a closer look at some of the pages:

So here’s to planning ahead for your holiday memories. We would love to see some of your holiday creations! Comment on this post with a link to your creations or post them on our Facebook page here.

 

 

We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards | Monday Craft Madness #50

Every year at Christmastime I seem to have lots of little presents for my kids. They always end up in their stockings with no fanfare. I was so excited that I got to use the new Punch Boards from We R Memory Keepers for  Monday Craft Madness. I started making boxes for little presents and I couldn’t stop. I made a bunch to use for Christmas this year….. so today’s theme is:

Red & Green

Create something with red, or with green, or with both. Here are the boxes I created:

I have been lucky enough over the past few months to travel a little and demonstrate how the original Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers works. It is quite awesome in its own right, and the best part I told everyone is that you only have to measure once.  Well, the best part about this punch board? No measuring at all!  Just follow the chart on the punch board and either start at S, M, L or XL.

Pull the scoring tool from its handy dandy storage spot in the punch board.

Score, Punch and Turn…Score Punch and Turn.  And voilà — you have boxes!

Once you start you won’t be able to stop!

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For this new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until November 29th to play along.

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 ScrapbookSteals.com 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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Now for the winner from our last month’s Monday Craft Madness. Congrats to: Misty Buck!

Misty 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!