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Teresa Collins Daily Stories | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #3

Tulip – Week 3 of 10
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I have to say I love the Daily Stories Collection from Teresa Collins I always have. There are perfect journaling prompts and a happy color scheme. While the collection is intended for you to scrapbook your every day, this newborn photo of cute little Jovi just stood out for today’s Mid Week Mojo The colors just matched perfectly. I know that these awesome collections from Teresa Collins won’t be available much longer and I was thrilled to be able to use it again.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

The coral and mint in this collection makes me happy. I wanted to have the layout have a vertical presence to highlight the horizontal photo. The chipboard elements are always a fantastic embellishment to add to your projects.

I used one of the tags from the package of tags, along with some chipboard pieces, fussy cut circles, gems and enamel dots to create a little cluster. I wanted to keep the focus of the layout on sweet princess Jovi.

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We want to give a big thank you to everyone for their patience while we figured out the blog comments over the past couple of weeks. Today we get to announce two winners!

A big congrats to Gail Owens, you are Tulip #1 winner!

A big congrats to Kelly Marks, you are last week’s (Tulip #2) 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 #3) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST May 12th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #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.

Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company | Monday Craft Madness #15

It’s a party around here at Steals.com this week.  Our sister-site BabySteals.com is turning 7!  That’s right 7 years old! Check out some of the fun stuff planned here.

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Even though it is Birthday Party time around here, a celebration is a celebration right? Today for Monday Craft Madness I wanted to share a cool idea from one of Teresa Collins’ design team members Cheri Piles. She used Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company to make a beautiful non-Christmas wreath for her door….So today’s theme is:

Switch it Up

Create something unexpected. Use a themed collection to create something non-theme specific. Here’s what Cheri created:

Cheri started off with some flat wreath bases from her local craft store.

The wreath came together pretty quickly and easily here are the first steps:

  1. Spray the two bases and star ornament white
  2. Add some clear or white glitter to the smaller wreath
  3. Set all three pieces aside to dry
  4. Cut 8 strips 1 1/2″ and 8 strips 1 1/4″
  5. Cut each strip 6″ in length for a total of 16 strips each
  6. Use the Teresa Collins Stapler or another stapler to assemble your paper chain

Once your pieces are dry take some invisible thread and hang the small wreath to the center of the large base and glue your star wood ornament to the center of the small one.

Tie your ribbon on and hot glue the larger pieces onto the base. If you like a little extra bling add some stars from the sequins package to finish it off.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 1 to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #14 – Banners

Monday Craft Madness #13 – Monochromatic

Monday Craft Madness #12 – Pocket Pages

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!

Teresa Collins He Said She Said | Monday Craft Madness #10

Today for Monday Craft Madness I couldn’t help myself in making more than one thing. The  Teresa Collins She Said Collection to just had to much wonderfulness to choose one creation. I reached for some awesome pictures of the super cute Jovi and her 1st birthday to create two of my projects. I couldn’t even stop there, I had to make some cards as well….. So today’s theme is:

Your Choice

Create anything you love; cards, banners, decor piece, layouts – whatever your heart desires. Here’s what I created:

I used chalkboard card bases from American Crafts for the cards, it allowed me to stretch out this collection kit even further. I didn’t have to create my own bases and I only use bits of the papers and the embellishments to create these cards. Here’s a closer look:

This is one of my favorite photos from Jovi’s 1st year photo shoot. She wasn’t sure about the party hat and the cake at first, but when she realized how the cake tasted, she dove in and loved it. The pure joy on her face made me want to create a wall hanging to highlight her joy. If only I could get away with eating cake this way.

The banner was super fun and quick to make. I used a kraft banner base from American crafts and again I was able to just use bits of my beautiful patterned papers. The banner took less than an hour once I chose the items I wanted to include. Now Jovi’s mom has it hanging in her cubicle at the office and we get to look at it every day. Check out some close ups of the banner pieces:

I really had fun with this collection, I’ve seen it many times but breathing new life into it was a blast. Don’t write off old collections in your stash, you can use them to create beautiful things for your beautiful life.

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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 #9 Gift Giving

Monday Craft Madness #8 YOU

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!

Teresa Collins Life Emporium | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #9

Petunia – Week 9 of 10
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Today we are super thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite guest sketchers for today’s Mid Week Mojo  Brenda Smith has created dozens of awesome layouts and sketches for us, I am so excited she got to use Teresa Collins Life Emporium today for her project, it’s one of my favorites. Check out what she made.

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Good morning and thanks for having me back again this week! I’ve enjoyed seeing all of your entries for my sketch last week and look forward to what you all come up with this week. I was lucky enough to work with Teresa Collins’ Life Emporium line for this week’s sketch. The papers have this lovely texture to them and are so satisfyingly heavy so they were fun to work with.

First, my sketch:

And my layout:

The colors in this collection are very earthy so I thought nothing would go better than some of my most recent favorite nature pictures.

I popped up the pennant just slightly to give it some dimension. The chipboard borders and word art were perfect for creating my title.

I finished off the layout with a little machine stitching and accenting with the chipboard buttons and regular buttons.

I hope you enjoy creating with today’s sketch and I look forward to seeing what you make!

-Brenda

A big congrats to Melanie Carey, 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 #9) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST January 26th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Patunia #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.

Teresa Collins Nine & Co. | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #7

Petunia – Week 7 of 10
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Today we are super excited to welcome guest sketcher Melissa Dehne on our blog. She got to use Teresa Collins’ Nine & Co.  for today’s Mid Week Mojo She’s such a great scrapbooker I, for one, am thrilled to see more of her work.

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Greetings! Melissa Dehne here today with a new sketch and layout for you on this Wednesday morning! I had the pleasure of working with the Teresa Collins collection Nine & Co for this layout. Simply stated, it is a gorgeous collection! It’s full of color, beauty, touches of gold and packed full of fun & pretty embellishments. From the paper to the verses on the ephemera, it is evident how much TLC went into designing this collection.

Here is the Petunia 7 sketch:

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 sketch

And here is my layout:

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 layout

As you can see, I used many of the pieces that the collection had to offer. The overlay over the photo, the rub-on below the journaling box, and the chipboard stickers were just some of the options that I had to choose from when designing this page.

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 layout

The chipboard and ephemera words “wonderful” and “life” jumped out at me and I decided to make them part of my title. Those, along with a journaling card trimmed down created the entire title for me! I have to admit though, my adoration for anything with sparkle and shine couldn’t help but love all of the gold foil shimmer that this collection had to offer.
The sketch I created uses one 4×6 photo but you can easily accommodate a 5×7 photo or even two 3×5 photos as well. Perhaps a chance to scrapbook some of the holiday photos that you took recently? I know I have plenty to choose from!
Since I enjoyed working with this collection so much, I decided to make one more layout, just for fun, to share with you today as well.

scrapbooksteals petunia 7 layout

The sequins that come with this collection were begging to be displayed. I obliged since I love them so much! I also used one of the brads, more chipboard stickers as well as a vellum sticker on this layout. So much to choose from…so little time!
I hope that you will consider joining us for this week’s Mid-Week Mojo! I look forward to seeing what you create!
Thanks to Melodee and Scrapbook Steals for having me!
~Melissa

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A big congrats to Kristina MacKeen‎, you are last week’s winner!

petunia 6 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 #7) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST January 12th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Petunia #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.