Jen Hadfield Homegrown | Monday Craft Madness #14

My second daughter is about to graduate from High School. I know, I know…no way can I be that old, yet I am. It’s made me pretty nostalgic lately, but my main emotion is just pride in my little Lizzie. She has worked so hard and the end is in sight. She is a pretty mellow kid and not really wanting a party, however I am planning something. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used Jen Hadfield’s Homegrown Collection to make a celebratory banner….. So today’s theme is:

Banners

Create something that you can use for a banner. These days they are not just for celebrating, Home decor is an awesome way to use home-made banners. Here’s what I created:

Luckily in this collection there is already a great banner all ready to decorate. The black background and white letters look a little chalkboard-ey but ripe for decorating.  I kind of love how it turned out. I backed each letter with some of the 6×6 paper pad and added embellishments. Check out some close ups.

The big paper clips and the gold dipped tags are so fun. I can’t wait to find other ways to use the rest of the collection!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 1st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #13 – Monochromatic

Monday Craft Madness #12 – Pocket Pages

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

Decadent Daffodil Grand Prize

To enter to win the Daffodil Series Grand Prize:

  1. Complete all ten layouts from the Daffodil Mid Week Mojo series. Check out all of the sketches below and here 
  2. Leave one comment with links to all 10 of your layouts on this blog post no later than 11:59 pm Tuesday April 21, 2015.

Our fab prize is 5000 Steal Points ($50) to spend at scrapbookSTEALS!

So exciting! We had some great sketches during this series, make sure to check them out and create your layouts!

 

If you’re new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links. Good luck to all!

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A big congrats to Jessica Laureano, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. As we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

My Mind’s Eye Necessities | Monday Craft Madness #13

This was a challenge for me, on multiple levels.  I have never been great with limited colors and patterns. I love to mix up tons of happy colors and designs when I paper craft. Today was a different story. While today’s steal  My Mind’s Eye Necessities -Red & Teal was created to have a great supply of modern basics at your fingertips, I decided to try to use it on one project. This was tough for me, but I kind of love how it turned out. Today ‘s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Monochromatic

Create something monochromatic; a card, a layout or some other paper-crafting project. Here’s what I created:

This is a canvas approximately 12″ x 18″ and I wanted to show off this adorable newborn photo of baby Zachary. I love the patterns and colors of the papers in this collection and the fact that the color on the vellum papers is foiled – what is better than that? Maybe the glitter monogram alphas and the glitter washi tape, not much more in the world is better than that.

I tried three or four times to set the papers and embellishments to my liking and then I just decided to go for it. Stuck everything down and started to embellish. All of the texture and dimension with one color scheme has made me so happy. I wasn’t sure I would love this project, but in the end I may have to steal baby Zachary so I can keep this canvas.

 

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 1st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #12 – Pocket Pages

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

Echo Park Birthday Wishes | Mid Week Mojo Daffodil #10

Daffodil – Week 10 of 10
New to Mid Week Mojo?  Get started here

If there’s one thing each and every year that always comes…it’s birthdays. Our birthdays, our children’s birthdays, their friend’s birthdays, their cousin’s birthdays – the list goes on and on and on. Sometimes we dread celebrating those milestones each and every year, but now there’s something that can make us smile through the process.  Birthday Wishes from Echo Park Paper Ts a bright and happy birthday collection with all of the traditional elements we think of. From cake and candles to party hats and presents, this collection has everything you need for your celebratory memories. Today’s Mid Week Mojo was super fun to create.  I just can’t get enough of little Jovi and her 1st birthday celebration. This collection suited her celebration perfectly.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I decided to concentrate all of the elements in one spot on this page.  Negative space is a hard thing for me to leave, but I do love how this one turned out. Starting with a 4″ x 4″ photo, I built the space around it.

The available sticker elements in this collection were perfect for this layout.  From the title to the balloons and cupcakes I found everything I wanted to add to this layout.

A few pop dots and a few gems finish up the layout and highlight Jovi as the princess she truly is.

A big congrats to Leslie Walker, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Daffodil #10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST April 13. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daffodil #10 creation.

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. As we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

October Afternoon Milk Money | Monday Craft Madness #12

October Afternoon always has awesome nostalgic collections. They have easily become some of my very favorites. Today for Monday Craft Madness I we are going to showcase some awesome projects made by the October Afternoon design team using the Milk Money Collection I love the pocket page movement and that you can mix up your scrapbooking and keep it interesting….. So today’s theme is:

Pocket Pages

Create something using a pocket page. Here’s what we found from the October Afternoon Design Team:

Jill Sprott created a great year in review pocket page with Milk Money.

I love this pocket page and how they added bits and pieces of info from school onto each square. Remembering the bits is hard to do when we get older, this is an awesome way to keep in in your memory.

Mou Saha created some beautiful work with pocket pages and Milk Money.

The simplicity of this look is amazing. The photos take center stage.

Laura Vegas created a great album about her time with CKU Scrapbook Conventions. I love the versatility of this collection that it can be used for more than school projects.

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 1st to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

 

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

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Now for the winner from our last month’s Monday Craft Madness. Congrats to: Beatrice Lawson!

Beatrice please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Monday Craft Madness Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!