Jen Hadfield Home + Made | Monday Craft Madness # 11

This year I vowed to try to find something positive in every day. It seems to be a bit of a challenge for me and I tend to be a little sarcastic in my daily life. I then realized I probably needed a daily reminder. After a month or so of post-it notes cluttering my bathroom mirror, I decided to make something a little more fun. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used the Jen Hadfield Home + Made collection from Pebbles Inc to make a reminder to have on my desk at work….. So today’s theme is:

Motiviational

Create something motivational for yourself. Here’s what I created:

 

I loved the recipe box that comes in this collection and decided to use it to focus on one positive word each day. I love how this recipe box comes with so many cards, I can continue to add to my positive word stash as the year goes on.

The papers in this collection are so diverse, lots of different colors. They all coordinate beautifully and make it so you can create dozens of projects that don’t look the same.

What are your positive words for this year?

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 3rd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #10 Your Choice

Monday Craft Madness #9 Gift Giving

Monday Craft Madness #8 YOU

Monday Craft Madness #7 Altered Memories

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!

Doodlebug Designs Spring & Easter | Mid Week Mojo Daffodil #8

Daffodil – Week 8 of 10
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As we all sit here wishing our winters would end and our spring would begin, looking at the  Doodlebug Design Spring & Easter Kits definitely helped. EThe bright and happy colors and designs Doodlebug is known for comes out in spades with these collections. For today’s  Mid Week Mojo I decided to use a little bit from each kit since the collections always mix and match. I love how they blended together so well to celebrate welcoming a baby girl into the Robbins family.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

Springtime is a great celebration of new flowers, new trees and new gardens. It’s also a great color palette to celebrate a new birth. While these collections were made more for spring and Easter, I love how we could highlight baby girl Robbins. Check out some close ups of the layout elements.

A big congrats to Staci Jones, 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 #8) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST March 30th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daffodil #8 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.

Teresa Collins He Said She Said | Monday Craft Madness #10

Today for Monday Craft Madness I couldn’t help myself in making more than one thing. The  Teresa Collins She Said Collection to just had to much wonderfulness to choose one creation. I reached for some awesome pictures of the super cute Jovi and her 1st birthday to create two of my projects. I couldn’t even stop there, I had to make some cards as well….. So today’s theme is:

Your Choice

Create anything you love; cards, banners, decor piece, layouts – whatever your heart desires. Here’s what I created:

I used chalkboard card bases from American Crafts for the cards, it allowed me to stretch out this collection kit even further. I didn’t have to create my own bases and I only use bits of the papers and the embellishments to create these cards. Here’s a closer look:

This is one of my favorite photos from Jovi’s 1st year photo shoot. She wasn’t sure about the party hat and the cake at first, but when she realized how the cake tasted, she dove in and loved it. The pure joy on her face made me want to create a wall hanging to highlight her joy. If only I could get away with eating cake this way.

The banner was super fun and quick to make. I used a kraft banner base from American crafts and again I was able to just use bits of my beautiful patterned papers. The banner took less than an hour once I chose the items I wanted to include. Now Jovi’s mom has it hanging in her cubicle at the office and we get to look at it every day. Check out some close ups of the banner pieces:

I really had fun with this collection, I’ve seen it many times but breathing new life into it was a blast. Don’t write off old collections in your stash, you can use them to create beautiful things for your beautiful life.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 3rd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #9 Gift Giving

Monday Craft Madness #8 YOU

Monday Craft Madness #7 Altered Memories

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!

Simple Stories Enchanted | Mid Week Mojo Daffodil #7

Daffodil – Week 7 of 10
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I can’t get enough of Simple Stories lately and they have knocked it out of the park again. The Enchanted Collection  is everything you love about girls, princesses and theme park princesses. I was so excited to use this collection for today’s Mid Week Mojo and these awesome 1 year photos of my friend Jovi. I had the privilege of getting to see this little girl when her mom brought her into the office. She is probably the happiest baby I have ever met.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I love that this girly collection has bits of blue and purple as well as the traditional princess pink. The spots of foil also just make me smile. Finding bits of it on the papers as well as in some of the embellishments just made my day.

I love how Simple Stories is doing their washi tape in paper packs instead of on rolls. Makes it easier to use in my opinion and much easier to store. I love the pop of yellow the washi tape brings to the side of this photo.

You all may have heard me squeal with delight when I realized the pink ‘princess’ sticker matched perfectly in size to the gold foiled chipboard ‘princess’ sticker. That I was able to use them both in as my title just brought a huge smile to my face.

I tend to have a love hate relationship with wood veneer pieces. I collect them and love them but can’t always find a place to put them. This collection I was able to use several of them and they fit in perfectly.

The bits and pieces packs always have such fun things to use. From tags and die cuts to words and journaling pieces, along with some pop dots you can always add interest and dimension to your projects.

A big congrats to Karrie Sweet, you are last week’s winner!  I love how you flipped the sketch!

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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 #7) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST March 23rd. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daffodil #7 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.

Fancy Pants Me-Ology | Monday Craft Madness #9

I love to see projects created by manufacturer design teams. I found something on the Fancy Pants Blog that caught my eye. While the Me-Ology Collection is perfect to document your every day life, these gift bags made by Michelle Philippi are super cute. We decided to borrow her cute project for today’s  Monday Craft Madness  Today’s theme is:

Gift Giving

Create something for someone, a gift tag or a gift bag. Check out Michelle’s gift bags:

Michelle started out with making her paper bows.

After creating the bows, Michelle chose some of her favorite pattern papers and library cards to create the base of her gift bag decorations.

It’s amazing to me the different looks you can create with one collection. Michelle was able to different gift bags with the same idea and same collection.

I love the idea of creating multiples of the same item so you have it on hand when you need it.  Gift tags, gift bags, cards and more are always things I am looking for at the last minute. I may take Michelle’s idea and run with it.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 3rd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #8 YOU

Monday Craft Madness #7 Altered Memories

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!