Mid Week Mojo

Doodlebug Design Americana | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #5

Tulip – Week 5 of 10
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The summer season is descending upon us. Even though here in Utah we are having rainstorm after rainstorm I am still looking forward to outdoor family parties, bar-b-cues and all things warm and happy. The Americana Collections from Doodlebug Design put me in a summer fun mood almost immediately. Then I found this pic from last summer with the cute Jovi ready for a party and I just had to use it for today’s Mid Week Mojo

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

With all of the fun papers included in this kit – embossed, flocked, patterned – I wanted to figure out a way to use as many of the patterns and textures as possible. I decided to create a sort of quilt effect for all of the patterns and use the flocked papers as bold color accents attached to the embossed background paper.

I’ve always had a challenge with leaving white space on a layout, but I faced my fear and tried it out on this one. The included embellishments added such a fun focal point to bring your eye to this awesome photo.

After creating my flocked paper doily I wanted to add some of the fun and colorful embellishments to the page. While this space would also be great for a photo I had a blast with the stickers, pop dots and ribbon.

While the title may seem an obvious match to this collection, I love the scripty words on this sticker title and how the space lent itself to more embellishments.

A big congrats to Nicole Paul, 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 (Tulip #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST May 26th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #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.

Simple Stories Story of Us | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #4

Tulip – Week 4 of 10
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I have a confession to make. Each year when our favorite scrapbooking manufacturers come out with their wedding collections, I don’t pay attention. Having been married for over 20 years now, I don’t really look at those collections. When I had the chance to really look at the  Simple Stories Story of Us Collection I started to swoon just a little bit. The perfect mix of traditional black, white and gray along with the hints of gold made me giddy. I was so excited to use it for today’s Mid Week Mojo I decided to use these cute photos of the little Fairbanks family. Their family is just getting started and this is the beginning of their story.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I decided to keep the sketch simple; partly to show off the photos and partly so I could keep some of the collection for future projects. Check out some close-ups of the layout.

I used one of the 4×6 Sn@p! cards as my title. I love the simplicity these cards can lend to your projects. Yes using them for pocket-page scrapbooking is awesome, but I love using them on traditional layouts also.

The insta-squares included in this kit are double-sided and made it easy to create a little banner. Add some decorative brads, enamel dots and stickers and voila! a cute little embellishment cluster.

I am a little heart broken that many manufacturers are moving away from the decorative brads. While I love some of the new embellishments out there, I am going to miss being able to add a little saying with some dimension.

Go create a project celebrating YOUR story.

A big congrats to Julie Koets, 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 (Tulip #4) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST DATE. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #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.

Teresa Collins Daily Stories | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #3

Tulip – Week 3 of 10
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I have to say I love the Daily Stories Collection from Teresa Collins I always have. There are perfect journaling prompts and a happy color scheme. While the collection is intended for you to scrapbook your every day, this newborn photo of cute little Jovi just stood out for today’s Mid Week Mojo The colors just matched perfectly. I know that these awesome collections from Teresa Collins won’t be available much longer and I was thrilled to be able to use it again.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

The coral and mint in this collection makes me happy. I wanted to have the layout have a vertical presence to highlight the horizontal photo. The chipboard elements are always a fantastic embellishment to add to your projects.

I used one of the tags from the package of tags, along with some chipboard pieces, fussy cut circles, gems and enamel dots to create a little cluster. I wanted to keep the focus of the layout on sweet princess Jovi.

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We want to give a big thank you to everyone for their patience while we figured out the blog comments over the past couple of weeks. Today we get to announce two winners!

A big congrats to Gail Owens, you are Tulip #1 winner!

A big congrats to Kelly Marks, you are last week’s (Tulip #2) 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 (Tulip #3) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST May 12th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #3 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.

MME Metallic & Wood Necessities | Midweek Mojo Tulip #2

Tulip – Week 2 of 10
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I have fallen in love with My Mind’s Eye’s Wood & Metallic Necessities for today’s Mid Week Mojo I just had to combine both kits to create the layout. I got a bunch of pictures from my co-workers to use for the Mid Week Mojo layouts and I have been waiting to use these awesomely cute pictures of little Zach. This collection matched these photos perfectly and made it so the pictures were front and center.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

The wood and metallic collections are a great neutral backdrop for just about any photo or project. I love the splash of shine the foiled vellum brings to the layout.

Each kit comes with a pack of stickers full of alphabets and words. I love to use these for a little journaling on my layout.

How could I resist these photos of Zach not enjoying his photo shoot that day? The brads and enamel dots in these two kits added great dimension to this layout.

We are going to wait a week to choose and announce a Tulip Week 2 winner. We have had some technical difficulties with blog comments so you all have an extra week to complete the Tulip 2 sketch! Here is the sketch for reference:

Click through to this blog post to attach your Tulip #1 entry.

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Tulip #2) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST DATE. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #2 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.

October Afternoon Treasure Map | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #1

Tulip – Week 1 of 10
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We have all been waiting for the new  Treasure Map Collection from October Afternoon and we are thrilled to have it here at ScrapbookSteals!  When I first got my hands on this collection I started planning the outings, clothing and trips to take so I can create memories and photos. I wish my kids were still little and cooperative and I could plan a photo shoot. Instead I decided to see if I could use the collection as a general layout for today’s  Mid Week Mojo To my delight I love how it turned out.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

October Afternoon always has such fun embellishments; stickers, chipboard, journaling die cuts and more. Making a little embellishment collage was fun on this project.

I decided this time to use my pop dots to highlight the photo instead of multiple embellishments. I think it brings focus to the most important part!

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A big congrats to Kassandra Missen, you are Decadent Daffodil Grand Prize Winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Grand Prize Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will set up your $50.00 to spend at Steals.com!

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To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Tulip #X) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST DATE. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #X 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.