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Simple Stories Smarty Pants | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #9

Tulip – Week 9 of 10
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It’s the end of the school year for most of us. Our kids’ have cleaned out their desks and lockers and brough home tons of papers. Now they are home All. The. Time. I seem to have collected school photos each and every year for all three of my kids. With how old they are, that’s 30+ school photos. Not the best backgrounds, the kids never combed their hair or wore nice clothes. I can’t seem to throw them all away. Then I saw the Smarty Pants Collection from Simple Stories I’ve seen the collection before, but this time I had sort of an epiphany. I will use this collection, the same sketch (flip it for each year) and create abook of these photos. Today’s Mid Week Mojo makes me smile. Nicholas’ Kindergarten photo.

Here is the layout:

 

Here is the sketch:

I flipped around the sketch a couple of different ways and was able to do my son’s First and Second Grade photos as well.

 

Simple Stories always has great stickers, journaling cards and patterned papers so you can create dozens of layouts for your school photos.

Just imagine a full album where you can put all of these school photos that show the grown of those beautiful kids.

A big congrats to Christina Steel, 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 #9) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST June 22nd. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #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.

Simple Stories Sn@p! Kits | Monday Craft Madness #19

There is a sort of movement sweeping through the Scrapbook world – Pocket Letters. I’ve been in awe for a while and finally decided to give it a try. I’ve seen friends participate and manufacturer blogs show them off. Today for Monday Craft Madness I decided to use Simple Stories Sn@p! Kit to make my own Pocket Letter….. So today’s theme is:

Pocket Letters

Create your own pocket letter or show us some you have received. Here’s what I created:

I chose the family kit and decided to create my pocket letter around my family and the mottos we live by (or at least try to). I chose this sheet protector from Simple Stories because it folds easily for mailing.

I love all of the pieces in these little kits, so many options for adding fun to your projects. Check out some close-ups of the cards.

I hope you decide to get some friends or family together and swap some pocket letters of your own.

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

Monday Craft Madness #18 Home-made Embellishments

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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 Summer Fun | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #6

Tulip – Week 6 of 10
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Better late than never?? This Memorial Day Holiday messed up my inner schedule so we are a little late this week, hopefully you will forgive us.

Simple Stories is one of my favorite manufacturers. I love all of the collections they put out. Their ‘Simple Sets’ are some of the best. Little collections that are perfect for big memories. The Sea to Shining Sea Collection seemed perfect for today’s Mid Week Mojo I came across this awesome photo in the stack of Disney Vacation photos I got from our Angie. She got to share her Disney experience not only with her 2 year old and husband but also with her mom. What a great memory for them.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I love simple sketches that you can take liberty to embellish. Using the journaling cards that come in collections these days are perfect for this type of layout.

The stickers included in this kit along with some pop dots and other basic embellishments take this patriotic-themed collection into a summer fun collection.

A big congrats to Sheryl Kloke, 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 #6) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST June 1st. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #6 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 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.