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Simple Stories DIY | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #3

Petunia – Week 3 of 10
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I came to a realization a few weeks ago, almost six weeks ago to be exact. I am finally embracing the fact that I am a great aunt. The first time I became a great aunt was actually 15 years ago, but I always thought it made me sound old so I pretended I was just an aunt. Just over a month ago, I became a great aunt for the 7th time when awesome little Xander came into our family. I just couldn’t resist creating a layout to honor this little peanut. the Simple Stories DIY Collection was perfect to use for today’s  Mid Week Mojo and this picture of Xander. The neutral pieces with the bright pops of color help make this photo shine.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I love how all of the bases are so neutral. With graph, notebook, or type card bases and kraft paper embellishments you could add any of your favorite embellishments. The burlap stickers add great texture while the bright colors keep your interest.

The letter stickers are awesome, so many colors to choose from. The photo stickers are great to add on your photos or your journaling cards.

I probably would have used this lower card as my journaling card, however since this baby isn’t actually mine I decided to just fancy it up a little bit.

While this product is definitely perfect for your pocket-style layouts, I love to use them on a traditional 12×12 as well.

A big congrats to Jessica Laureno, 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 (Petunia #3) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST December 8th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Petunia #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.

Simple Stories Frankie & Friends | Mid Week Mojo Gardenia #8

Gardenia – Week 8 of 10
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This year we can’t get enough of  Simple Stories Frankie & Friends The cute images and traditional Halloween colors make for great projects. Now since Halloween is about to happen, we need more of this collection to preserve all of those memories. Today’s Mid Week Mojo features these adorable pictures of cute Liam sitting in a pumpkin. I hate to say that this kid makes me think I should have had more babies, but he kind of does. When you print all of your awesome spooky photos, this collection is sure to please.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

The patterns in this collection are traditional and awesome. With this paper I chose as the background, the arrows are already on the paper making it easy to choose where to put the photos.

The chipboard stickers are so fun and bright with traditional Halloween icons. The letter stickers included in the collection kit were the perfect size to create a title for the page. And the 3×4 & 2×2 cut apart cards make for easy additional embellishing.

A big congrats to Melissa Dehne, 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 (Gardenia #8) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday November 3. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Gardenia #8 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 Legacy | Monday Craft Madness #37

I love the sentiment of today’s steal.  Simple Stories Legacy Collection has a beautiful sentiment of looking to your past and your family. I fell in love with the look of the collection and the quotes included. The whole collection reminded me of how my grandma, aunts and cousins all got together to make quilts for everyone’s wedding showers. So today for Monday Craft Madness I created a little wall hanging that reminded me of those quilting days ….. So today’s theme is:

Memory

Create something that celebrates a favorite memory of yours. Here’s what I created:

I found an 8×10 frame at a local craft store on clearance for about a dollar. I turned it into a little shadow box and I can change the inside however often I would like. It’s hard these days to connect our children to their family’s past. I think it’s important. Hopefully this is a little reminder and I can work harder on that.  Check out some close ups of the project. As usual I am in love with my pop dots.

 

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until October 31st  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: Theresa Pool Riggs!

Theresa, 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!

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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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!

Sneak Peeks From Our Favorite Brands

Last week I was able to go to a little trade show, right here in Salt Lake City. I have been in and around the crafting world for over a decade and this is the first time I was able to attend a show without boarding an airplane first. This was a small show and closed to the public, so I thought I would show a little of what I was able to see from some of our favorite brands. (Please excuse some of my iPhone photos)

My Mind’s Eye

Bo Bunny

Echo Park & Carta Bella Paper

Silhouette - I’m loving what they are doing with fabric.

Graphic45

Lawn Fawn

Simple Stories

And last but definitely not least…

Teresa Collins

I have been trying to pick a favorite for days now, but I just can’t.  Do you have a favorite? Let us know!