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ScrapbookSteals is Doubling the Fun!

At ScrapbookSteals.com, your deal of the day website for scrapbooking and crafts, we have been the go-to place for scrapbooking supplies, crafts, kits, embellishments, and more since July of 2009.

You have joined our talented community of crafters on Facebook and Twitter and we have continued to bring you your daily fix of crafty goodness for a steal! Not to mention design inspiration on the blog we bring you to help spark your creativity.

At 9am there is always a virtual e-stampede for some of the best supplies on the market at up to 80% off. So we thought to ourselves, is it possible to have too much inspiration? We don’t think so, and to prove it we are about to double the fun on ScrapbookSteals! We are more than thrilled to announce…

New ScrapbookSteals every day at 9 pm MDT!

Nope, you’re not dreaming. We will continue to bring you the crafts you love, but we’ll be doubling it up with even more products to jumpstart your creativity! You will still see the same quality scrapbooking, craft and art supplies, the same unbelievable customer service, and the same fanatical and fast shipping — just two times daily! Plus, since we have twice as many goodies to bring, you may even see new types of products you’ve never tried before! Whether craftiness runs through your veins or you just enjoy the occasional craft project for you or your kids, you should definitely stay tuned for what we have in store at ScrapbookSteals.

Our first evening steal will be tomorrow, Monday, May 23rd at 9 pm MDT. Please spread the word! Now, to kick off the evening steals with some more funds, we’re giving away a $50 ScrapbookSteals gift code to one lucky winner!
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See you at 9am and 9pm tomorrow!
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Contest ends Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:59pm MDT. 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. One entry per person.

Crop A Dile III — Main Squeeze

Crop A Dile III — Main Squeeze

Happy Friday everyone! We are so excited about today’s steal, the Crop A Dile III—Main Squeeze by We R Memory Keepers, that we thought it would be fun to show you something a little different this week.

Instead of creating a massive project, I found a video on You Tube that shows a quick demonstration on how to use the Main Squeeze.

Sometimes it’s nice to see a tool in action to see the potential of what it can do.

I thought of  a few ideas that would be easy to do with the flower and tag dies that come with the kit. During the summer months (or the springtime that seems to be endlessly challenged with rain) when boredom has set in, think of how fun it would be to take the flower die and some straws. Cut the straws into small segments and alternate on a string with the flower dies and you have an easy necklace!

You could also use the tag die to create the perfect embellishment for a card or layout, and well, the metal tags have unlimited options to add a little cutness to your projects.

Have a great weekend!

Blingage! | Mid Week Mojo #43

Blingage! | Mid Week Mojo #43

Bling. It’s something that most of us girls just can’t live without, and today’s steal, the Teresa Collins Blingage collection is one that you definitely do not want to pass up. Not only are the elements of today’s steal perfect for adding a special touch to your crafting projects, but so many of them are perfect to bling up yourself! The big flowers and two of the big gem bobbie pins in today’s steal have already found their way into my girls’ hair stash. Oh, and in case you didn’t realize it, you also had a sneak peek to today’s steal with the cards that I created on Monday.

I had such a great time with last week’s single page sketch that I decided to take another stab at a one pager.

I knew I wanted to create a layout about my sweet and thoughtful husband and figured while typical bling wasn’t the feel I wanted for this layout, the bling gems would make a perfect accent to tie together the entire purpose of my page.

I love the little splash of pizazz that the gems give to an otherwise relatively non-girly layout. I adore my new shoes, but they are on the opposite spectrum of girly girl. By adding the blingage to create my arrow, I tied together two things that I absolute love — my new running shoes and my love of bling. Who knows, maybe I’ll even add a little bling to my new shoes to really put my soul at peace. ;)

We loved all of last week’s creations that were posted on our Facebook fan page. Our lucky random winner for sketch #42 is Carrie Labani.

Congrats Carrie! If you could please send us your address to service@scrapbooksteals.com, we’d be happy to send out a prize to you.

Remember to have this week’s mojo completed and uploaded to either or Facebook fan page or your own personal blog, by Monday, May 23 at 11:59pm in order to be eligible for next weeks drawing.

Have a great day! I know I will. I think I’ll go for a run! ?

How To’sday | Sketch Titles with the Silhouette Machine by Melanie Carey

How To’sday | Sketch Titles with the Silhouette Machine by Melanie Carey

For those of you that have the amazing Silhouette machine, and haven’t explored a lot of the incredible capabilities, today’s tutorial by Melanie Carey will get you excited to try some new things out. And for those of you that are still on the fence about the Silhouette, this tutorial will help you realize what a fantastic tool the Silhouette machine truly is.

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This tutorial will show you how to use sketch pens to create a title or outline an image to be cut out.

After creating your image in the Silhouette Studio you’ll want follow these instructions.

Note: If you want to add an outline to sketch around an image that you will cut out later you can use the offset feature.

Step 1: Select Objects to be Outlined

  • Click on the object you want to outline.
  • Go to the menu bar and select “object” then “offset.” On the right hand of your screen you will see the offset menu displayed.
  • Click on “offset” then change your offset distance to what you are happy with.

If you do not wish to add an outline to sketch around an image begin with this step:

  • Click on the “open the cut style window” icon.

Step 2: Deselect Items Not Included In Sketch

  • To outline your text with the pens, select all the items to be cut and make sure they are not included in the first pass through the Silhouette as the sketch pen instead of the blade will be installed.
  • Select the item(s) not included in the sketching. In my case I’m starting with the two rectangles on the outside. Note: to select multiple lines press the shift key at the same time you click on the lines.
  • Select “no cut.”

You will notice those lines are now a faint red color. In order to have the outline (which was automatically included as part of this font) separated from the text, you need to first release the compound path. This will allow the ability to create the outline with the sketch pen and then later cut the text with the blade.

To do this:

  • Select the text then right click and select “release compound path.”

  • Select the part  to be cut (i.e. the text).
  • Choose “no cut” from the Cut Style menu. Notice how just the parts to be sketched are in bold red.

Step 3: Select Media Type

Next in the Silhouette Cut Settings select “Silhouette Sketch Pen” as the media type.  If you want to make sure that you have a dark sketch line then select the double cut option.

  • Switch out the Silhouette blade for the sketch pen.
  • Select “send to Silhouette.”
  • Select “cut page.” Even though you are selecting cut page, it will use the sketch pens.

You may need to run it through more than once depending on the color of ink and paper you are using.

Step 4: Cut Out Your Shape

  • Switch out the pen for the blade
  • Go back to the Cut Style window, select all the lines just sketched and choose “no cut.”
  • Select the lines to be cut with the blade and selected “cut.”

  • Go to the “Silhouette cut settings.”
  • Select media type then “send to Silhouette.”
  • Select “cut page.” This time it will actually cut since you have the blade installed.

Step 5: Create a Background

  • Move all the other shapes off the page, select “background rectangle” and select “cut.”
  • Select “send to Silhouette.”
  • Select “cut page.”

Here is the final product. Enjoy! :)

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Thank you Melanie for a great tutorial on expanding our abilities with the Silhouette.

If you have an idea that you’d like to see featured on our How To’sday, please don’t hesitate to share. You can send your idea along with separate image attachments in an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com.

Have a great Tuesday and we will see you tomorrow for some mojo!

Deja Views Contain Its | Monday Card Madness #33

Deja Views Contain Its | Monday Card Madness #33

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and that you were able to find a little creative time for yourself.

I managed to squeeze in a little crafty time for this weeks Monday Card Madness.

Usually I turn to whatever product we are featuring for the day to make my cards. While I love today’s steal, the Deja Views Contain Its, I didn’t figure they’d look so great on the front of a card. They were however, the perfect answer for holding one of my new favorite additions to my stash—the Teresa Collins Blingage.

These little containers are perfect for so many uses, just like keeping my new blingy blings all organized and at my fingertips!

Because my Blingage was so organized and handy, thanks to the Contain Its, I found them so easy to use for blinging up all of today’s cards.

As always, the cards that you create and post to our Facebook Fan Page are always exceptional.

I loved this card made by Jane Daun—especially the trim!

Here are a few reminders for you regarding Monday Card Madness.

  • Don’t forget our challenge to send out joy. Don’t let those cards collect dust and be forgotten. I promise it will brighten someone’s day.
  • 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.
  • We’d love for you to participate in our 2nd ScrapbookSteals card swap. Here’s the full scoop.

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, SLC, 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!

Have a great Monday and be sure to check in tomorrow at 9am for another great How To’sday!

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. One entry per person.