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Welcome Guest Sketcher, Lisa Zubritsky | Mid Week Mojo #45

Welcome Guest Sketcher, Lisa Zubritsky | Mid Week Mojo #45

I just love guest sketcher weeks! Not only do I love the little break that I get to replenish my creative juices, but I love being treated to the talents of one of you, our loyal friends and fans. I was thrilled when Lisa Zubritsky accepted the invitation to our guest sketcher for the month of June. I think you’ll agree that she totally rocked today’s steal, the Bo Bunny Flower Child collection.

Take it away Lisa…

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I feel like each guest designer says the same thing:  “When Kristy asked me to be a guest designer, I was so nervous and excited!”  I promised myself I wouldn’t say the same things — but, I can’t help myself! I am so nervous and excited! Hubby, of course, thinks I am nuts, but I will just pretend in my head that I am famous for one day!  To be able to live up to every past designer, AND the fabulous Kristy Lee herself takes some guts. I had to dig deep down inside, create a mojo sketch, and just sit and hope that everyone loves it as much as I do.

When Kristy asked if I wanted to work with Bo Bunny, I was a little hesitant because I had never even touched a Bo Bunny paper in my short scrappy life. However, I am glad that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and chose the Flower Child line because I truly love what I created with it. If you know me, you know how much I love bright colours and embellishments. I can never get enough!

With all the fabulous elements offered in the package I wanted to emphasize just how many elements that it comes with. I chose to focus on the amazing flowers that it comes with because I don’t think you ever have enough flowers. I also wanted the layout to be somewhat linear, but still have a whimsical feel to it. I went a little crazy with all the different embellies — it comes with so much! Flowers, buttons, bling, chipboard, cardstock stickers — you name it, this kit has it!

I also created another layout and a simple little card.  The kit is very unisex so you can easily use these colours on both boy and girl layouts.

I want to thank Scrapbooksteals.com and everyone that I have met here over the past year. What an amazing community of women giving inspiration, encouragement, advice, and lending an ear when I need it. And thank you, of course, to Kristy and Melodee for this amazing opportunity. Words cannot express how grateful I am for this and I will never forget it.

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Thank you so much Lisa for sharing your amazing talents with us!

Now for our lucky random winner for this week. A big congrats goes out to Heather Gray!

Heather, if you will please send your address to service@scrapbooksteals.com, we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

Thank you so much to all of you that participate each week in our weekly challenges. ScrapbookSteals wouldn’t be the same without each and every one of you.

As always, remember that you have until 11:59PM MST on June 6th, to have this weeks Mojo sketch created and uploaded to our Facebook fan page or your own personal blog with a link posted in the comments in order to be eligible for our weekly drawing. We are half way to “Gold” so keep it up!

Have a great Mojo Wednesday.

Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with random.org. The contact information you provide will not be shared and will only be used to notify winners. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.

How To’sday | Altering Thickers by Brittany Perry

How To’sday | Altering Thickers by Brittany Perry

One of ScrapbookSteals very own, Brittany Perry has done it again! This week Brittany shows us some amazing ways to alter one of our very favorite embellishments, Thickers, to suit our every scrappy need.

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I love Thickers — all of them! I have found that I often use the same ones on multiple layouts, which can get a little boring. I recently began altering Thickers to change things up a little bit. Here are a few ideas I have tried so far.

On these two sets of Thickers, I used rub-ons. It is such an easy, fast, mess free way to customize them:

On this set, I felt like the title was blending too much into the patterned paper, so I used a KI Memories stamp, a little brown ink, and added a little color and pattern.

This title just seemed a little boring to me. The layout already had paisleys on it, so I thought the KI Memories paisley stamp would be a great way to change these Thickers.

On these foam Thickers, I used some Versamark watermark ink, some Zing embossing powder, and another KI Memories stamp to add some color and glimmer. 

I thought glimmer mist would be another easy way to change Thickers. On this set of yellow Thickers, I sprayed some “brick” colored glimmer mist, which I think gave the word “animal” an animal-like feel!

Some other ideas for altering Thickers include:

  • adding stickers or rhinestones
  • sanding them to remove some of the color or give them a distressed look
  • adding distress crackle paint
  • adding ink (from a colored stamp pad – I especially love
    this on white glitter Thickers)
  • draw/doodle on them with a pen or marker

I think the possibilities are endless! And you can have completely unique, one of
a kind Thickers!

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Thank you so much Brittany for your amazing ideas on how to alter Thickers. Remember if you have a great idea that you’d love to see featured on How To’sday, you can send images and directions to kristy@stealnetwork.com.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo and an amazing sketch from our June guest sketcher.

Have a great day!

Oliver | Monday Card Madness #35

Oliver | Monday Card Madness #35

If you feel like you’re seeing a little bit of deja vu, then you’re not mistaken! Today’s steal, the Oliver collection by Basic Grey is just what you mommies to little boys have been waiting for. I was beyond delighted when I realized I’d be creating with this fantastic collection for cards since I had so much fun creating with Olivia last week.

Just like the Olivia collection, the Oliver collection is filled with amazing distressed designs and fantastic embellishments. I love how the patterns go together with ease, so I decided to create a sketch that allowed snippets from five different prints.

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I flipped the sketch on the side and created a couple of more cards.

I loved the papers so much that I ditched the sketch and created one more card that allowed more of the cute monkey paper to be seen.

I hope you’ve been sending out joy! All of these cards will be finding their way to someones mailbox or they will be a part of the card swap that ScrapbookSteals is hosting. If you haven’t heard the news, here are the details.

Card Swap Details

  • Create 10 cards of any variety, signed on the back (we all want to know who made what).
  • Cards must include envelopes.
  • Mail the cards to our warehouse, to be received no later than June 3oth. (ScrapbookSteals, ATTN: Card Swap, 2181 S. California Ave., #400, Salt Lake City, UT  84104).
  • Email me at kristy@stealnetwork.com once your cards have shipped so that I know whose cards to be on the lookout for.
  • I will then swap the cards and return cards from ten different artists to you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Don’t forget to be eligible for this month’s card drawing, your creations will need to be posted to our Facebook fan page or personal blog no later than Friday, June 3rd at 11:59pm MST. Post a link to your creations on the applicable blog post if possible. You have a few more days so get scrappy!

Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with random.org. The contact information you provide will not be shared and will only be used to notify winners. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.


ScrapbookSteals 9pm Giveaway Winner!

It has been so fun to start bringing you two steals a day here at ScrapbookSteals.com. Hope you all are enjoying the extra steal at 9pm. Now we are able to bring double the crafty goodness! It is so fun to read the stuff you’d like to see on here. You can be sure you will see some of your requests coming up as a steal.

Now for the best part — announcing the lucky winner of the $50 gift code. The winner is…
Amy Rowland!
Congratulations and thank you all for participating.
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Fantastic Friday | Using Transparencies in Scrapbooking

Fantastic Friday | Using Transparencies in Scrapbooking

After nearly 16 years of scrapbooking, I can’t recall a time that I’ve used a transparency overlay to create a scrapbook page. Luckily today’s steal, the Fancy Pants Transparencies Mega Kit, allowed me the opportunity to put an end to that nonsense! I guess I’ve always been a little intimidated by them, but after using them I can’t believe that I never gave it a try. Let’s just say transparency overlay = super easy scrapbook page.

To start with I chose three of the overlays that I thought would be fun to work with.

For the first layout I wanted to create on a white background so that the boldness of the green transparency could be true. It’s one thing to always be thinking about when working with overlays—what the final product is going to look like.

I built my page on a white piece of cardstock in a matter of seconds. I wanted Sarah’s name to be subtle after the overlay was in place so I used green letter stickers for a monochromatic look.

Next I attached the transparency on top of the white background using mini glue dots. I then added a few embellishments on top of the transparency to give dimension and my layout was complete!

I used the same technique on the next, building the page, adding the transparency, then adding embellishments on top for dimension.

You can see on this layout where I added some paper designs to the base of the layout, beneath the transparency, then added the transparency for the perfect finishing touch.

Now if you’re thinking to yourself “what on earth would I do with thirty overlays,” rest assured there are lots of uses for the transparencies.

I used one of the transparencies to create a simple and stunning card.

I created another card, cutting out a window of flowers on the front. I added a slice of transparency to the inside creating a fun window through to the inside of the card.

Last but not least I made a quick bottle wrap for a bottle of bath salts that I keep by my tub. The beauty of the transparency is that I can keep it by my tub and it doesn’t matter if it gets wet!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and don’t make the same mistake that I made — waiting 16 years to use transparencies!