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Echo Park Through the Year | Monday Craft Madness #43

When we had our retreat a few months ago I was able to travel with some lovely ladies around to see some of our local manufacturers. We went to visit Echo Park and Madison showed us some new collections. Their Through the Year Collection twas one of those. I got excited about the calendar theme of this collection. I dreamed of making calendars for grandma for Christmas, a birthday calendar and a goal calendar. I decided to day to make the start of a goal-themed calendar so I have something to look to for next year. So today’s theme is:

Goal-oriented

Create something that showcases a goal you have achieved or hope to achieve.   Here’s what I created:

 

I am hoping I can flip through this calendar each month of next year and accomplish a goal I planned ahead. Everyone wish me luck! Check out some more of the pages.

Here’s hoping that looking at something bright and happy will help me accomplish some of my goals for next year.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until November 28th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #42

Monday Craft Madness #41

 

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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Crate Paper Open Road | Monday Craft Madness #42

A couple of months ago I was able to go on a little road trip with my two daughters to see a One Direction concert in California. It was a great time as they are getting older and may fly out of our nest at any time. When I saw the  Crate Paper Open Road Collection I decided to make a sort of mood board/bucket list. Hopefully we can take more road trips before my girls actually grow up all the way. Creating this  Monday Craft Madness was so fun as I imagined road trips across the country with my daughters. So today’s theme is:

Bucket List

Create something that shows off your bucket list. It can be a layout, a mini album or a wall hanging. Here’s what I created:

 

Our bucket list just started and with the binder rings we can keep adding to our list. I can’t wait for this summer and the start of our adventures.

First up is Fenway Park in Boston. Samantha is a huge baseball fan and the Rex Sox in particular. Our second stop is the Mall of America in Minnesota. I have been lucky enough to be there several times teaching at scrapbooking events. Samantha has always wanted to go with me and it has never worked out.  Now that she is older, we can totally plan the trip.

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until November 28th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #41

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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Teresa Collins Something Wonderful | Monday Craft Madness #39

We all love paper collections that have a specific theme. Birthday, Halloween or Christmas are some of my favorites. Sometimes it’s great to find a collection without a specific theme, one you can use for any project. Today for Monday Craft Madness I used Teresa Collins Something Wonderful to make a mini album to celebrate all of the wonderful things in our lives….. So today’s theme is:

Mini Album

Create something a mini album or a project about the wonderful things in your life. Here’s what I created:

I used two pieces of chipboard for the front and back covers and then just used my handy scoring tool and some cardstock to create the binding for this album.

 

I tried to leave some space for photos and journaling in this album so I can add things as we go along through this crazy life.

This collection was created without a specific theme in mind, just something that celebrates the wonderfulness in each of our lives. Hopefully we can all find something wonderful to celebrate.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until October 31st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #38 – Tags

Monday Craft Madness #37 – Memory

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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Simple Stories Cozy Christmas | Monday Craft Madness #33

While all of Simple Stories’ collections are perfect for preserving memories, both in the traditional 12×12 format and the pocket page style, I noticed something fun about  Simple Stories Cozy Christmas  The pages, cards and other embellishments are perfect of other projects. One of my co-workers, Kerianne, has an adorable son, Mason. If you frequent any of the Steals.com websites you have probably seen his happy face. I decided to help him a little bit with his letter to Santa for this year. I can’t imagine Santa refusing Mason’s requests if he receives an entire mini album. So for today’s Monday Craft Madness I created a mini album letter to Santa…..  today’s theme is:

Mini Albums

Create an interesting twist on a mini album, like a letter to someone you love. Here’s what I created:

I love how the 6×8 pages included in this collection are all sorts of sizes and shapes. It offers a kinds of dimension and texture when you first look at the album. I added a few of the bits and pieces die cuts and enamel dots to the cover.

We figured a photo of mason will help santa remember who he is.

The chipboard pieces match up with the designs beautifully.

The die cut pages add a little bit of interest as you thumb through the album.

We used one of the 3×4 journaling cards for Mason’s present request list.

 

Santa can also keep track of where Mason will be all through December, just so they don’t miss each other.

And finally, Mason’s letter to Santa. It’s important to list all of the good things you have done throughout the year to get on Santa’s good side.

There’s room in this album to add more items, we are going to add lists from other members of Mason’s family. I just love the idea of sending a letter to someone you love in a mini album format. All of the care and love can flow through your creativity.

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until September 26th 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: Annette Hindes!

Annette, 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!

Teresa Collins Designs Masquerade Party | Monday Craft Madness #32

I realized that we have not done a color challenge in quite a long time. I normally look to projects to be a certain type of project rather than a certain color, but I have an awesome friend who’s favorite color is orange, so in honor of  her, the color of the day is Orange. Today we are reviewing a project I made last year with Teresa Collins’ Masquerade Party ….. Remember today’s theme is:

Orange

Create something with orange, or about a favorite orange thing, or even about oranges. Here’s what I created:

I was able to make this mini album using the papers from this collection as well as the file folders, you could also use the treat bags as pages.

All of  the chipboard pieces, stickers and die cuts make for easy embellishing.

I love creating things earlier than you need them, I feel so accomplished like I actually finished something.

A little bit of ribbon and some rings and ta-da and album made in a snap. Check out the rest of the pages:

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until August 29th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #31 Back to School

Monday Craft Madness #30 Flowers

Monday Craft Madness #29-Mini 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!