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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.

Simple Stories Enchanted | Mid Week Mojo Daffodil #7

Daffodil – Week 7 of 10
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I can’t get enough of Simple Stories lately and they have knocked it out of the park again. The Enchanted Collection  is everything you love about girls, princesses and theme park princesses. I was so excited to use this collection for today’s Mid Week Mojo and these awesome 1 year photos of my friend Jovi. I had the privilege of getting to see this little girl when her mom brought her into the office. She is probably the happiest baby I have ever met.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I love that this girly collection has bits of blue and purple as well as the traditional princess pink. The spots of foil also just make me smile. Finding bits of it on the papers as well as in some of the embellishments just made my day.

I love how Simple Stories is doing their washi tape in paper packs instead of on rolls. Makes it easier to use in my opinion and much easier to store. I love the pop of yellow the washi tape brings to the side of this photo.

You all may have heard me squeal with delight when I realized the pink ‘princess’ sticker matched perfectly in size to the gold foiled chipboard ‘princess’ sticker. That I was able to use them both in as my title just brought a huge smile to my face.

I tend to have a love hate relationship with wood veneer pieces. I collect them and love them but can’t always find a place to put them. This collection I was able to use several of them and they fit in perfectly.

The bits and pieces packs always have such fun things to use. From tags and die cuts to words and journaling pieces, along with some pop dots you can always add interest and dimension to your projects.

A big congrats to Karrie Sweet, you are last week’s winner!  I love how you flipped the sketch!

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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 (Daffodil #7) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST March 23rd. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daffodil #7 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 I AM | Monday Craft Madness #8

Today’s Monday Craft Madness was a personal journey for me. When I got a first hand look at the used I AM Collection from Simple Storie to I gasped a little bit. It is so very beautiful in colors and design. Then I looked closer at some of the projects that were on display at the Craft and Hobby Association show, I had tears in my eyes. We all seem to minimize ourselves and who and what we are. This collection is so beautiful and celebrates the most important story…yours. So today’s theme is:

YOU

Create something that tells your story or celebrates you. Here’s what I created:

I am one that definitely gives myself a hard time. I enlisted help from some friends to pick a word that describes me. Wow, it’s awesome to do that from time to time. To see how others see you is a pretty awesome experience. Almost all of their responses are included on my project along with a few of my own.

I used the SN@P! cards and the embellishments for this project. I can’t say enough about the embellishments that Simple Stories is creating. This collection also has touches of gold foil all over the place. I’t so beautiful. The quotes are inspiring and something I will now be able to read every day.

Along with some pop dots, I was able to use the stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots and the awesome Bradz, that Simple Stories invented, to embellish my printer’s tray. I loved the banner included in the chipboard stickers and just had to add it to my project.

One of the new embellishments that Simple Stories added to this collection is their pack of Interactive Elements.

I wanted to use these on my project so badly because I love the idea of flipping, pulling and interacting with a project. Sadly the sizing didn’t work for the space I had so I created my own, with a nod to the masters. With this pocket I created I could use the tags to write some more of the words my awesome friends used to describe me.

Here’s hoping we can all remember the awesomeness we all have inside and outside. I am going to put this project on my desk at work so when I’m having a hard day I can remember how others see me and how I want to see myself.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 3rd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #7 Altered Memories

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!

Simple Stories Say Cheese II | Mid Week Mojo Daffodil #5

Daffodil – Week 5 of 10
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I have been blessed to work in the Scrapbooking world in some capacity for over a decade now. There has been a handful of times I have loved a collection so much that I tried to save every scrap possible. I found myself trimming my papers and matching them together on a piece of cardstock so I could use the rest of the 12×12 on another project. This Say Cheese II Collection from Simple Stories is one of the best I have seen in a long time. From the nod to the happiest place on earth to the addition of the gold foil accents, this collection has everything you could ever want. So for today’s Mid Week Mojo I couldn’t help myself, I had to make two layouts. Luckily our marketing director just spent some time at Disney World.

Here are the layouts:

Here are the sketches:

For this week, choose one for a regular entry, or choose to do both for a bonus entry. Just mark one as 5a.

I am so in love with the new gold foil accents with this collection. How cool is that date? I love the extra shine it creates on these layouts.

The chipboard frames included in this collection are perfect for embellishments, instagram photos and highlighting a specific part of a photo. Again in this collection we find the awesome new Bradz that Simple Stories has created. The look of an epoxy brad but no holes or metal prongs on your projects.

The enamel dots are gold glitter! Along with other matching colors, I am in LOVE with the glitter enamel dots.

There are so many fabulous embellishments in this collection I just had to try to use as many as I could. The layered and stitched tags are sort of to die for.

A big congrats to Kassandra Missen 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 (Daffodil #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST DATE. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daffodil #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 Life Documented Planner | Monday Craft Madness #5

Today for Monday Craft Madness we are featuring a special steal. We have been waiting for the used Simple Stories Life Documented Planner Series for a while now. It’s finally here and so worth the wait. For all of you creative planner lovers out there, this series finally has everything you could need in one system. Plan your days, your weeks, your months, you life and your crafting. One of the buyers here at Steals.com took the planner for a test run and fell in love. Check out her planner.

Kerianne is a buyer for BabySteals.com, a teacher, a mom and wife. Needless to say her schedule is full. The happy look on her face from using this planner system made me smile.

I love how she used the notes page to write down some goals, favorite quotes and just things she wants to concentrate on during the month. This planner is so much more than a carpool schedule.

Go check out Simple Stories’ Blog Here to find more ways to use this awesome planner.

So today we don’t have a traditional Monday Craft Madness Theme , we hope we have helped inspire you a little to get a little more organized.  I know I need that in my life.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until Feb 27th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #4 – Love

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!