10 weeks, 10 sketchs, 520 layouts! That’s FIVE – HUNDRED and TWENTY amazing creations that you talented scrapbookers have collectively created to become members of the Diamond Mojo Club. I cannot even begin to express how much fun this week was for me, watching your creations positively POUR in. As I sat here reading through the comments left on the blog to determine the winner of the incredible Lost & Found prize, I was actually moved to tears and how inspiring each and every one of you are to me! I love my job! I love being able to offer you some simple sharpy marker lines to create by each week….but the true paycheck is seeing you create a treasure for your own family. Pat yourselves on the back! 10 weeks! You are awesome!
I double, triple and quadripple checked again, the amount of entries that we had posted on the blog. 52 was the magic number. I turned to my trusty friend Random.Org to give me our winner and #25 was the lucky pick.
25 official Diamond Mojo Club entries down I found our winner…..Helen Cuckler.
Although I wasn’t able to comment on everyone’s fantastic layouts, I do remember the fun layouts from Helen. I think my favorite was her Pea Soup layout.
I love the monochromatics of this layout as well as the fact that she did her layout about going to a German restaurant. I lived with my family in Germany for 3.5 years, so as soon as I saw her list and saw the name Pea Soup, I knew exactly which layout it was.
Helen…a HUGE congrats to you for being our random winner! Will you please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get that delicious package of brand spankin’ new My Minds Eye product out the door to you!
I can’t express again, how excited I am for each and every one of you Diamond Mojo Club girls that you were able to complete so many fantastic layouts. Big high fives and group hugs to each of you!
So now it’s time to start up with week #11. Are you ready? I hope so, because I don’t want to stop seeing what you girls create!
This week, I was asked by one of our fans Jennifer Collins, for help on a sketch. She had 2 photos, a 5×7 and a 4×6 that were stumping her. I set to work and sketched away!
I asked Jennifer to see the photos, and actually giggled out loud when I saw them, because just the very day before I had taken some incredibly similar photos. Her photos are of her sweet little man, in front of a brick wall. Mine? My sweet girl and her cousin in front of a brick wall. I couldn’t resist using the photos I took to see how similar our layouts might end up looking.
I positively love how well today’s steal, My Minds Eye’s Life Stories collection worked with my photos. The rustic red of the bricks were screaming to be paired up with a kraft colored scheme, not to mention the weathered feel of the Life Stories papers.
Today’s kit is absolutely packed with little goodies that make the perfect addition to a layout. I love the simplicity of popping out a few die cuts and badda bing, badda bam….you have the perfect accent for a page! I also love how a portion of one of the papers worked out perfectly for my journaling block, and even inspired me to use my hand writing. Gasp!
Granted I’m sure my layout is a little more fru fru than Jennifer will be on the lookout for, for her little guy, but hopefully the springboard is now in place!
After creating my layout, I couldn’t stop creating since the crafty with the kraft papers was full on! I decided to use up a few of my scraps and create some simple cards.
I love how easily these cards came together, by simply adding one of the die cut embellishments, or a portion of one of the papers.
I have to say there is an additional full on beauty of this collection. If you aren’t particularly in love with the prints, which I will admit, there are a select few of them that I am not, the beauty is the BACKSIDE of the papers. Plain krafty goodness. Squeee! This collection is worth every cent….just for the backsides of the papers! (The rest that you love is added bonus! )
I love how universal this color is and makes such a lovely base for truly just about any color combination. I had some scraps from last weeks mojo still sitting around on my desk (shhhhhhhhhh….I didn’t clean up!), and threw together in literally minutes, this card which has an entirely different feeling from the typical “Life Stories” look.
So there you have it! It’s time to get crafting once again.
Remember the rules:
#1….share, share, share! If we reach 100 shares by next Monday at midnight, we will have 2 drawings for our regular weekly prize.
#2…..share your creations with us! Post your layout by next Monday at midnight on our Facebook Fan Page and you will be entered into our random drawing for our weekly giveaway.
#3…..for our next drawing for 10 sketches completed, you won’t need to have all 1 – 20 sketches complete, but if you do…….you will be entered twice into the drawing for the crazy goodness that Melodee will work her magic on getting! So if you haven’t caught up yet….take a deep breath….you’ve got time!
One more thing…..I’d love some creative input of what our next club achievement should be called, for those that complete sketches 11 – 20. Sometimes I feel like my creative juices are gone! :0)
Again…a huge congrats to you Diamond Mojo Club members and a HUGE thank you to My Minds Eye for providing our Diamond Mojo Club giveaway.
Well, that’s it for this Wednesday! It’s midnight right now and I’m spent! I think I’ll get some rest. It’s going to be exciting come 9AM, to enjoy the MWM buzz as always!