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October Afternoon Travel Girl | Monday Craft Madness #7

Last September my girls and I took a crazy weekend road trip. We drove from Salt Lake City, UT to Pasadena, CA to the Rose Bowl to see 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction in concert. Both of my girls are newly adult and I knew it could be one of the last crazy fun things we could do together before they head out of the nest and create lives of their own. We had a spectacular time, almost no sleep, and memories that can last a lifetime. I promised them I wouldn’t show photos of them in tears watching the show, but I wanted to create something that we could store our memories in. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used October Afternoon’s Travel Girl Collection to make a memory box we can store some of the trinkets from our trip…. So today’s theme is:

Altered Memory Keeping

Create something that preserves a memory, but not a layout or album. Maybe create a canvas, a card, or a box. Here’s what I created:

It is so important to save your memories, not just on your phone or computer. This was one of those trips I never want to forget.

I love the eclectic mix of patterns in this collection. The papers along with the chipboard, doo-dads, pennants and stickers can create a wonderfully nostalgic place to keep those mementos.

So go out, create those memories and then create a place to save them.

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This is a NEW ROUND of  monthly Monday Craft Madness, you will have have until April 3rd 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!

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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: NAME! TEXT.

NAME 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!

October Afternoon Eggnog | Monday Craft Madness #38

Christmas is just around the corner (say it isn’t so) and in my attempt to get into the holiday spirit I decided to create some things that made me smile. We are all looking for great tags during the holiday season, sometimes we have to create our own. The October Afternoon Eggnog Collection is a great nostalgic collection with some modern twists.  Today’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Tags

Create a tag or show us one of your favorite tags. Here’s what I created:

I am kind of in love with the puffy stickers. It brought me right back to my elementary school days when I would trade them with my friends. The traditional October Afternoon elements were great to add to these tags. The die cuts, stickers and enamel shapes, along with my favorite pop dots, made the tags super easy. Check out some close ups.

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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 #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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October Afternoon Public Library | Mid Week Mojo Daisy #9

Daisy – Week 9 of 10
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The nostalgic feel of  October Afternoon’s Public Library Collection made me nostalgic of when all of my kids started school. I was able to find these pictures of my daughter Lizzie’s first day of kindergarten.  I was excitedt o use this collection for today’s Mid Week Mojo I love the look of excitement on her face as she started her learning adventure. Now if only I could turn back the clock.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

If you have ever had a chance to craft with a collection kit from October Afternoon, you know how chalk full of goodness they are. Two sheets of each paper design and three sticker sheets give you enough product to create dozens of projects. I just couldn’t stop with the collection kit though.

I love the Miscellany Packs for each collection, they are chalk full of die cuts, ribbon and buttons; a great item to add dimension to any project.

I love using the brads on projects, they have great images in them but some have tags and other die cuts already attached.

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 (Daisy #9) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST June 23. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daisy#9 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 Travel Girl | Mid Week Mojo Daisy #3

Daisy – Week 3 of 10
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Travel season is upon us and I am having such a fun time playing with all the different travel themed steals we have had lately. When I saw  October Afternoon’s Travel Girl Collection I knew exactly what photos I could use for today’s  Mid Week Mojo. I have had these photos of my girls for years and this collection matches the photos perfectly. 

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I have a hard time leaving ‘white’ space on my layouts. For some reason I like to fill up every bit I can with embellishments and patterned papers. This was a challenge for me, but I really like how it turned out. I even did some journal writing on this one.

The included stickers and other embellishments are great to add a little extra flair. From border, letter and number stickers to chipboard and ephemera pieces, the possibilities are really endless with this collection.

I love the pattern papers in this collection, they have a hint of travel but are perfect for other projects as well.  I see myself making cards, other layouts and tons of paper crafting projects with this collection.

I couldn’t help myself from adding a few more embellishments to the page. The buttons in October Afternoon’s collections are some of my favorite. The colors match the collection perfectly and they have fun designs, not just plain buttons.

Look through your past photos and current photos to find some travel memories of your own.

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A big congrats to Liz Kohler, 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 (Daisy #3) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday May 12th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daisy#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.

Fantastic Friday | October Afternoon Midway

There’s an amusement park about 20 minutes north of where I grew up. I have so many great memories of trips there with family and friends. October Afternoon’s Midway Collection brings back those fun memories.  I was talking with my sister a few days ago about her summer road trip with her boys visiting amusement parks, and I decided to create a journaling mini album they can take with them to record the fun things that will inevitably happen.

I used an envelope mini album from Farmhouse Paper that already has of the pages there. All that was left for me to do was my favorite thing — decorate the pages!

I left some space for journaling, but since my teenage nephews are men of few words there gets to be more space for the cute stickers, die cuts and buttons. This album has envelops already included for ticket stubs and souvenirs — perfect for the Midway theme and their road trip.

Check out the rest of the pages.

Now that I have made the album, I just need to see if I can stow away on the trip.