October Afternoon

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.

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October Afternoon Milk Money | Monday Craft Madness #12

October Afternoon always has awesome nostalgic collections. They have easily become some of my very favorites. Today for Monday Craft Madness I we are going to showcase some awesome projects made by the October Afternoon design team using the Milk Money Collection I love the pocket page movement and that you can mix up your scrapbooking and keep it interesting….. So today’s theme is:

Pocket Pages

Create something using a pocket page. Here’s what we found from the October Afternoon Design Team:

Jill Sprott created a great year in review pocket page with Milk Money.

I love this pocket page and how they added bits and pieces of info from school onto each square. Remembering the bits is hard to do when we get older, this is an awesome way to keep in in your memory.

Mou Saha created some beautiful work with pocket pages and Milk Money.

The simplicity of this look is amazing. The photos take center stage.

Laura Vegas created a great album about her time with CKU Scrapbook Conventions. I love the versatility of this collection that it can be used for more than school projects.

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 1st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

 

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

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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: Beatrice Lawson!

Beatrice 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 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.