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Fancy Pants Be. Loved. | Monday Craft Madness #4

It’s the season of love these days and I can’t seem to get enough of Valentine’s themed products. I always want to create something for the hubby, but most years I run out of time. I was super excited that today’s collection is a Valentine’s collection. Today for Monday Craft Madness I used Be. Loved. from Fancy Pants to make a canvas for the hubby….. So today’s theme is:


Create something about someone (or something) you love, for someone you love or because you love. Here’s what I created:

I saw a similar project when I was visiting the Doodlebug Design offices back during Halloween and thought it would be great to create a heart for Valentine’s Day.

I chose some of the neutral gray designs to create part of my heart and to serve as a background.

I purchased a couple of small wooden hearts from a local craft store that I covered with some of the pattern papers. I loved the dimension it added to the project.

I filled in the rest of my heart with the fantastic embellishments included in this kit. Along with a couple of photos of the hubby I really love how it turned out. Here’s hoping the hubby likes it just as much.

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until Feb 27th 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: Cassandra Webster!

Cassandra please send an email to 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 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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Contest ends Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 11:59pm MST. Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with Rafflecopter. The contact information you provide will not be shared outside Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.

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.