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Still have your party hats on? Still have room for cake? We hope so!

Wow!  What an amazing response we had to our topic of conversation yesterday.  I must admit, my brain was a little fuzzy yesterday morning, and I forgot to mention that our ‘conversation’ random winners will be announced during our on-line crop on Friday night.  So you have until 5PM, MST on Friday to add your 2 cents to all of the daily questions for your chance to win one of the daily fabulous prizes!  Really.  Does it get any better than that?  A week long of giveaways?  Yeah.  I didn’t think so either!

Well, let’s not delay any further then!

How about a little question to get your minds whirling.  This is sort of a sticky subject, but we are going to ask it anyway!

What is your favorite adhesive and why?

Me?  Want to know the truth?  It’s whatever I can reach!  LOL!  If I have to go out and purchase adhesive however, I find myself time and time again reaching for the ‘Scrapbook Adhesives, Click ‘n Stick’ mounting squares by 3L  in the disposable dispenser box.  I prefer the clear ones because then if there is a little edge poking out from beneath my project you can’t tell.  However, for ‘stick’ purposes, the We R Memory Keepers Tab Dispensers are my favorite.  I guess I tend to be a bit of a lazy gal though, and don’t always want to be bothered with having to refill a dispenser.  Cause let’s face it…when you gotta stick, you gotta stick!

Share your thoughts with us by 5PM MST on Friday the 9th of July, and you will be entered into a drawing to win this fantastic tool tote!

Okay, so you didn’t have enough scrapping with yesterday’s challenge?  Well then…..SKETCH THIS!  I admit it.  I HAVE to sketch.  I can’t just sit down with paper and my trimmer and create.  I have to have a plan in place, or let’s face it….one layout will easily take me, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, 4 hours.  Yeah.  I’m not kidding either.  Sad isn’t it?

I don’t know if you ever need that plan put in place, but I have done the hard work for you and here is the blueprint!  Use this sketch to create a layout about whatever strikes your fancy!

I admit I’m a bit of a flower addict, so if you don’t want a flower where it’s shown, simply adapt it to another embellishment of your choice!

Share your layout on our Facebook Fan page, and leave a comment here on today’s post, or share your layout on your blog with a link here on today’s post, and we will put you in a drawing for some scrappy goodness!  Remember the layouts need to be posted by Midnight, July 12th to be eligible for the drawing!

Now go get yourself a dish of ice cream and get scrapping!

Grab your party hat’s girls! It’s gonna be a week long birthday bash!

Can you believe it?  It’s Scrapbook Steals BIRTHDAY…this week, and to celebrate we are throwing a week long birthday bash!  Every day we will be holding a simple discussion here on or blog.  All you need to do is comment to be eligible for a fantastic prize!  Feel like scrapping?  Well, we have a challenge for you!  All layouts posted for each challenge, by Monday, July 12th, somewhere on line….be it on our Facebook Fan page, or on your own personal blog, with a link or comment provided on each daily challenge, will also be entered into a random drawing for a little scrappy blog candy!

So what do you say?  Should we get this party started?  :) All right then….PASS ME SOME CAKE

Today we will be giving away one of THREE fantastic My Minds Eye project kits to a random winner that answers this question….

Where do you craft?

I’m a spoiled girl.  I have a room dedicated solely to my scrapping addiction, but somehow it’s been taken over by loads of steals and also my kids.  I really need to get in there and give it a good purge so that I can enjoy my little piece of heaven in my home.  How about you?   Where do you craft?

Scrapbook challenge:

We Americans and Canadians alike have both recently celebrated a holiday for our Nation.  (In fact, we are celebrating today!).  Create a layout using photos that you took during this years events and create a layout.  Share your layout on our Facebook Fan page, and leave a comment here on today’s post, or share your layout on your blog with a link here on today’s post, and we will put you in a drawing for some scrappy goodness!  Remember the layouts need to be posted by Midnight, July 12th to be eligible for the drawing!

So there you have it!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Oh, Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

Ok, you really don’t want me singing!  We so love our friends and fans from up North.  It has been awesome to see all of your photos of celebrating Canada Day!  Makes me realize I am a bit lazy in celebrating the 4th of July here!  I did, however celebrate Canada Day by eating some of my favorite Chocolate (sent by wonderful fans! – not that this is a hint or anything) I did have a tough time hiding them from my kids so I had to share.

We couldn’t choose favorite pictures, we loved them all!  So we randomly chose a few.

Geraldine Banh
and her awesome Manicure!

Victoria Kane
and what looks like your little one’s first Canada Day

Erin Sholdice-Payne
with the mittens photo.  How cool you got to go to the Olympics!

Congrats to our random winners!  Send us a quick email to service@scrapbooksteals.com with your address and we will send you a little scrapbook love!

Now off to celebrate the 4th of July here, I need to get some gear for the kiddos to try to compete with all the fun you have up in the Artic Tundra!  LOL

Let me introduce to you this weeks guest designer….Kim Wilson!

I’m so excited about today’s guest designer, Kim Wilson.  I have to say that when I saw the photos of what she did with today’s steal, I actually squealed out loud!  It’s the truth!  I had *no* idea that you could do such amazing things with a few Doodlebug buttons!  But before we get to the fantastic creations that she made let’s get to know her just a little bit more.

Kim has such a cute personality.  I asked her to share a little bit with us about her and I love that she made us a list.  Here is what she wrote:

Ten fun facts about me :)
1. I am married to the sweetest man alive! He supports my obsession with all things crafty and lets me be myself!
2. I have a nearly two year old princess who I adore!
3. I have three hairy children, a jack russell, a boston terrier, and a cocker spaniel!
4. My only vice is Dr. Pepper, well besides crafting anyhow ;)
5. I love to ride my dirt bike and jet ski, if I could I would live on the water!
6. I am a total hoarder of all my “good” supplies! I only use them on “special” projects!
7. My favorite embellishment is definintly buttons, they are so universal!
8. If you can name a job I’ve probably done it! Including dog grooming!
9. I love to make party supplies, I design everything in PS to match, its a lot of fun!
10. I LOVE Scrapbook Steals! They are a fabulous company with THE nicest people!

Pssssst…..did you see #4!  Yeah.  I like this girl.  :)

Now wait till you feast your eyes on this.  Would you believe it….JEWELRY with scrapbooking supplies!  Who would have thought that our button stashes could turn into accessories to wear!  SQUEAL!  I love it!  POS-I-TIVE-LY LOVE IT!

I have always been so inspired by crafters that can create jewelry.  Honestly I have been afraid to try, figuring that I just don’t need another addiction to be investing money into….but that is where I love how Kim has merged the two hobbies into one!

Not only has Kim rocked the use of the buttons in jewelry, but look how darling this card is!  A button ice cream cone.  I LOVE IT!

Be sure to check out Kim’s blog, and leave her a comment where you can be entered to win a giveaway for a fantastic Doodlebug kit!  (You will have to go to her blog to see exactly what we are giving away!)

Thank you so much Kim for taking time out of your hectic schedule to share your talents with the ScrapbookSteals community!

Don’t forget….next week!  LOTS of fun things planned!

Pssssssssssst…….guess what…..exciting things on the horizon!

That’s right!  Can you believe that NEXT WEEK is ScrapbookSteals BIRTHDAY!   We have had nearly 365 days of scrappylicious goodness to share with each and every one of you!  We have made friendships, and shared talents, and have even added new babies to our ‘family’.  Do you know what this means for all of us?  It’s time to PAR-TAY, and each and every one of you are invited!

Next week will blow your mind away!  We have so many fun things planned.  Challenges and giveaways scheduled for EVERY DAY!  And boy howdy, I’m not talking small giveaways either.  I’m talking about some pretty sought after products!  Yeah.  I bet that has your interest piqued!

I know a lot of you have been asking about our next on-line crop…a time where we all set aside some time to scrap together out of our homes, chat online, and share our creations on our Facebook Fan page.  We decided what better way to wrap up the celebration week by having our next online crop on July 9th.  Typically we go from 6 – 10 MST, but this time we are making it a little more interesting for those of you that are locals.  We will be gathering in our warehouse from 4 – 9 to scrap our little hearts out!  Of course we will still be holding the live video chat from 8 – 9 MST, where all of us that are gathered at the warehouse will be able to participate in the fun.  So if you are a local girl, or even someone that wants to make a crazy last minute weekend vacay, to come and scrap with me and Melodee and some of our stealers, please shoot me an email to kristy@scrapbooksteals.com.  Space is limited so it will be a first come first served basis.  I’m sure you wont want to miss.  I mean, after all, Melodee is one of the crazy funnest people I have ever hung out with and I do have to do some carb loading that night for my big race…..so I’m thinking lots of chocolate, and birthday cake of course!  :)

One last little item of business is that we still have not announced the prize winner from the last guest designer.  I do apologize for that.  I had a little family reunion, camping trip to attend.  Let’s just say I’m glad to be back to my laptop and showers, although I do have some fun photos to scrap!

The winner of our last guest designer blog give away is Melissa D!  Comment #2958.  I really like the scrapbook layouts! It is something that I would feel comfortable scraplifting and having my page rock as much as Tanya’s! Beautiful work!

Congrats Melissa!  :)  Shoot me over an email to orders@scrapbooksteals.com with your address and we will get your prize sent out!

Oh, one more thing…Friday…our next guest designer…is AMAZING.  She has put a whole new twist on scrapbooking supplies.  If you want to see some amazing jewelry made out of basic supplies, be sure to check in!

Until Friday…happy scrappin’!