Authentique Paper Giveaway!

Throw on another scoop of ice cream and embellish with a few sprinkles because it’s birthday week! We are loving all the extra fun here this week and hope you are too. If you’ve missed out on our last two giveaways, be sure to enter — remember, it’s a giveaway a day and you don’t want to miss out on your chance to win!

Now here at ScrapbookSteals we always bring you the latest and greatest. We are so excited to present to you a brand new paper company — Authentique Paper is the newest kid on the block and surely the beauty of their collections do not disappoint. The vintage style, modern color palettes, and stunning designs of their collections will re-ignite your crafting inspiration.

Three lucky winners will take home any collection of her choice! Go to the Authentique Paper website, connect with their Facebook page and take a look around. Go ahead and let yourself dream of the scrappy possibilities — *sigh* so pretty.

To enter, fill out the following form and tell us, which is your favorite collection from Authentique Paper?


Contest ends Sunday, July 10, 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.

I’m Gold!

I’m Gold!

Congratulations on reaching another amazing milestone of Mid Week Mojos!

  • If you are a Gold Club member, meaning that you have completed sketches #41 – 50 then you will need to leave a comment posted on this blog, listing the names and links if possible of all ten sketches.
  • If you are a member any of the previous clubs; Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire, then you are able to leave an additional comment on this blog posting, listing the names of each 10 layouts with links if possible for each club that you are a member of. If you are a member of all five clubs then you have five separate chances to win. Just be sure to leave them in separate comments or they will only count as one!

You have until Monday, July 11th at 11:59PM MST to create and link all of your projects. Good luck! Maybe you will be the lucky winner of a fantastic Imaginisce prize package valued at $119.81!

Scrap happy!

WRMK Cropadile | Mid Week Mojo #50

WRMK Cropadile | Mid Week Mojo #50

Can you believe it? We have reached another milestone in our Mid Week Mojos. Today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers, Cropadile is the perfect way to celebrate the Gold Club  milestone. Life as a crafter without a Crop A Dile is incomplete. :) I cannot say enough good about this tool and it’s truly one that should be in every crafter’s collection.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of using a Crop A Dile, once you do you will never go back. There is so much beauty to being able to set eyelets in the wee hours of the morning without making so much as a sound.

Many of you have inspired and touched me over the past 50 weeks and my life is greater for it. In return I wanted to take a moment this week to pay special tribute to some wonderful friends of mine who recently lost their son in a tragic accident.Yesterday while I was enjoying the celebration of “Gare Bear’s” life during his funeral services, I wondered how I could give back to my friends and realized then that I would take this time to pay tribute to them as parents and to little Gare Bear and the joy that he brought to so many in his short little life with this single photo creation.

To my friends, thank you. Thank you so much for being such stellar examples as parents. Even though you are relatively new parents in the grand scheme of things, you both certainly had a home filled with love and and that permeated not only throughout your home but your actions. Thank you for being an example to me in the way that you handle challenging situations with three boys. Thank you for merely being you and for reminding me about the important things in life. I hope that this little tribute to Gare Bear will bring you comfort at this time of sorrow.

I used the Crop A Dile to set a few eyelets along the heart border of this page to add a little bit of interest.

Now it’s that time that we all love! The random winner for MWM #49 is Sam Black!

Sam, we love that you are a part of our family and we love seeing your sketches week after week. If you would please send an email to service@scrapbooksteals.com, we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

It’s time to pay close attention as to what to do in order to be eligible for our Gold Club series drawing. We are so thankful to Imaginisce for being the amazing sponsors of our next club giveaway. It’s a prize package valued at $119.81! I’m pretty sure that is one you will not want to miss! Here’s what you need to do for your chance to win:

  • For sketch #50, leave your comment here as normal, including a link to your project posted on our Facebook fan page or personal blog. You have until Monday, July 11th at 11:59PM MST in order to leave your comment in order to be eligible for our reglar weekly drawing.
  • If you are a Gold Club member, meaning that you have completed sketches #41 – 50 then you will need to leave a comment posted on the “I’m Gold” blog listing the names and links if possible of all ten sketches.
  • If you are a member any of the previous clubs; Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire, then you are able to leave an additional comment on the “I’m Gold” blog posting listing the names of each 10 layouts with links if possible for each club that you are a member of. If you are a member of all five clubs then you have five separate chances to win. Just be sure to leave them in separate comments or they will only count as one!

We truly can’t wait to see what amazing creations you come up with this week.  Be sure to take a little time to catch up on any layouts which you haven’t had a chance to make yet since we have a special giveaway up our sleeves for week number 52 which quite frankly, rocks my world! One little piece of homework for that which I will give you the heads up for right now is we will require links or an email with all 52 images. That’s how rockstar the giveaway is going to be.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Echo Park Giveaway!

Happy birthday week to us! From now until our birthday this Friday we’re giving you the presents with a giveaway a day.

We ? love ? Echo Park around here and couldn’t have a week-long birthday celebration without them.  Enter to win Echo Park’s four newest collections — The Apothocary Emporium, Victoria Garden, Country Drive and Splash.

Get spooky with The Apothecary Emporium* perfect for fall-time fun, or get creative and use it for any time of year. You will fall in love with the feminine, frilly patterns of Victoria Garden with gorgeous array of detailed designs. Country Drive is full of sweet, playful papers versatile for many different projects. You’ll be swept off to the beach with Splash, gushing with designs to document your fun-filled beach adventures. One lucky winner will have all sorts of scrappy fun with all four of these collections.

*Apothecary Emporium will ship later as it becomes available.

To enter, fill out the following form and tell us, what theme would you like to see from Echo Park?


Contest ends Sunday, July 10, 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.

Scratch and Sniff Scented Embossing Powder by Kara Anderson | How To’sday

Scratch and Sniff Scented Embossing Powder by Kara Anderson | How To’sday

I have to say that today’s tutorial by Kara Anderson is one of the most unique ideas that I’ve seen in a long time! Stamping is such a beautiful art, but combining a it with a little scratch and sniff fun and you’ve got yourself an uncommonly unique end result.

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Scratch and Sniff Scented Embossing Powder

This is such a fun technique that I came across online a few years ago. It’s a great way to make your cards pop and it’s also fun on cards for kids. There are scented embossing powders on the market today, but why buy them when you can make your own (unless, of course they are featured on ScrapbookSteals!)

Materials

  • Heat Tool
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Versa Mark ink
  • Clear or rubber stamps – solid images work best
  • Cardstock
  • A scrap sheet of paper
  • Sugar free drink mix (or other sugar free powder like cocoa, cinnamon, coffee, etc.)
  • Small container or bowl
  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

1.  Select your desired scent and mix the drink mix powder with clear embossing powder at a ratio of 2 ½ to 3 parts embossing powder to 1 part sugar free drink mix. You want more embossing powder than drink mix otherwise the powder will not melt. As well, make sure that you use a sugar free powder or the sugar will start to caramelize when heated (think crème brulee…delicious, but not so much on your card).

2.   Ink up your stamp with lots of Versa Mark so that lots of powder sticks. Stamp your image on your cardstock.

3.   Generously pour your scented embossing powder all over the stamped image.

4.   Tap off excess powder. I like to flick the back of my cardstock a couple times to get rid of any stray powder bits. If you find that you have powder sticking to places on the cardstock other than your stamped image, you can brush them off with a soft paintbrush, or try rubbing an embossing buddy or a used unscented dryer sheet over your cardstock before you stamp your image to help remove any static.

5.   Heat your image with a heat tool. A great technique to help prevent your powder blowing away when using your heat tool, is to heat the image from the back. Once it has all melted, flip it around and give it one quick shot of heat from the front to make sure the image is set.

6.      Attach your image to your card.

7.      All that’s left to do now is scratch and sniff!

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Thank you Kara for such a fun idea!

Be sure to check in tomorrow for the final installment in our “Gold Club” series of Mid Week Mojo sketches!

Have a great ScrapbookSteals birthday week and a fantastic How To’sday.