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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!

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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!

Simple Stories Life Documented| Mid Week Mojo Daffodil #1

Daffodil – Week 1 of 10
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Today I was so excited to use the highly anticipated release,  Simple Stories Life Documented for today’s Mid Week Mojo I was able to see this collection a while ago and after a few delays we are finally able to show it off.  As I looked through the collection, one photo of my Samantha kept popping in my head. The look on her face in this senior photo just made me think of her looking to her future trying to figure out her next step. This collection conveys that sentiment perfectly.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

The mix of chipboard, stickers and die cuts in this collection made it easy to have different dimensions on this layout.

I have two new favorite scrapbooking products, both are here in the Life Documented collection. The Word Strip stickers have great sentiments and there are tons to choose from in the pack. The other item (and probably my most favorite) is the new Bradz. The look and feel of decorative brads, but with no prongs. No more poking holes in your papers or trying to hide those prongs on the back of your double-sided journaling cards. I am in heaven.

The arrow paper and squiggly arrow die cuts perfectly conveyed the confusion of a girl in her senior year trying to decide what to do with the rest of her life.

I love the tags in the Bits & Pieces die cut pack. They are all done in journaling paper so perfect to add journaling to your layout.

There she is, my girl with her whole future ahead of her. I love that smile.

A big congrats to Andria Dekker, 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 #1) 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 #1 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 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!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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!