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.

Happy Labor Day from scrapbookSTEALS.com

While we are taking the day off to “labor” with our families, we wanted to take a minute to say


Happy Labor Day!

to all of our fans out there.

We will be back next week with another Monday Craft Madness. In the mean time be sure to check out our Labor Day Archive Sale today. Don’t miss some of the awesome steals with an extra discount!



Hero Arts Decorate It Card Kits | Monday Craft Madness #21

I got a call from work asking if I had any cards that could be used for some employee anniversaries. I love that I can go to my stash of cards to help with this type of request. Now that my stash is low on cards I was excited for today’s steal. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used Hero Arts Decorate It Card Kits to make some more cards for my stash ….. So today’s theme is:


Create some cards for your stash or for a friend’s stash. Here’s what I created:



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

Monday Craft Madness #20 – Home Decor

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Happy Memorial Day From scrapbookSTEALS.com

While we are taking the day off to celebrate with our families, we wanted to take a minute to say


Happy Memorial Day!

to all of our fans out there.

We will be back next week with another Monday Craft Madness. In the mean time be sure to check out our Memorial Day Archive Sale today.

Fancy Pants 50 Sheet Mystery Paper Pack

Today we have our design team member Jessica Arrant with us to show off just one of the projects she made with Fancy Pants Papers. Take a look at the cute layout she created.

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Happy Friday fellow STEAL-ers! When Melodee said that I’d be getting a random assortment of Fancy Pants papers I was stoked. Sadly my package never arrived. But I did the best I could by assembling all my Fancy Pants scraps and full sheets for a full inspection before beginning this layout. I found some long lost favorites, many of which were past steals!


I used papers from the following lines : Trendsetter, Like Father Like Son, Kraft Kuts, Happy Together, Rough & Tough, and Park Bench.


I even pulled out some Fancy Pants embellishments to finish off the page: brads, alpha stickers, and the cork sticker.



Also, I used Melodee’s fab Rose 7 sketch, it was perfect for all those smaller bits of paper that I’d still had hanging around. Here it is again for reference:

I really enjoy the variety of all the different Fancy Pants collections, and cannot wait until my 50 Sheet Mystery Paper Pack arrives!