Doodlebug Design Americana | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #5

Tulip – Week 5 of 10
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The summer season is descending upon us. Even though here in Utah we are having rainstorm after rainstorm I am still looking forward to outdoor family parties, bar-b-cues and all things warm and happy. The Americana Collections from Doodlebug Design put me in a summer fun mood almost immediately. Then I found this pic from last summer with the cute Jovi ready for a party and I just had to use it for today’s Mid Week Mojo

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

With all of the fun papers included in this kit – embossed, flocked, patterned – I wanted to figure out a way to use as many of the patterns and textures as possible. I decided to create a sort of quilt effect for all of the patterns and use the flocked papers as bold color accents attached to the embossed background paper.

I’ve always had a challenge with leaving white space on a layout, but I faced my fear and tried it out on this one. The included embellishments added such a fun focal point to bring your eye to this awesome photo.

After creating my flocked paper doily I wanted to add some of the fun and colorful embellishments to the page. While this space would also be great for a photo I had a blast with the stickers, pop dots and ribbon.

While the title may seem an obvious match to this collection, I love the scripty words on this sticker title and how the space lent itself to more embellishments.

A big congrats to Nicole Paul, 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 (Tulip #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST May 26th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #5 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.

Heidi Swapp Mixed Media | Monday Craft Madness #17

I have always loved making mini albums. It’s such a sense of accomplishment to start and finish a project. I was so excited about today’s steal. I love Heidi Swapp and the products she creates. I wished I had the guts to use more mixed media products like modeling paste, paint and ink on my projects, but I am not there just yet. Hopefully some day. Today for Monday Craft Madness I used Heidi Swapp Mixed Media to make a fun 1st Birthday Mini Album for the adorable Jovi….. So today’s theme is:

Mini Albums

Create something into a mini album or share your favorite. Here’s what I created:

I love the 6×8 canvas album so much. It has an awesome magnetic closure to keep your creation safe. The cover of the album is great to decorate or alter to your heart’s content.

I used the 3×4 Mini Album Kit to add a little extra photo to the album, I just couldn’t resistethat giant smile.

I wish I had been there to see Jovi crawl up to here cake and start enjoying it. You only have a first birthday once.

The 3×4 glitter cards are great to add to your album to add a little interest.

The 6×6 paper pack can be used as-is or altered with ink or paint. I love how it’s die cut already and you can have a color or pattern show through.

The 4×6 sheet protectors are great for just adding your pics to your album or you can use one of the sections for more decoration.

Fabulous is the best way to describe little Jovi and the joy she brings to this world.

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until May 29 to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness ##16 – Cards

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

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 Story of Us | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #4

Tulip – Week 4 of 10
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I have a confession to make. Each year when our favorite scrapbooking manufacturers come out with their wedding collections, I don’t pay attention. Having been married for over 20 years now, I don’t really look at those collections. When I had the chance to really look at the  Simple Stories Story of Us Collection I started to swoon just a little bit. The perfect mix of traditional black, white and gray along with the hints of gold made me giddy. I was so excited to use it for today’s Mid Week Mojo I decided to use these cute photos of the little Fairbanks family. Their family is just getting started and this is the beginning of their story.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

I decided to keep the sketch simple; partly to show off the photos and partly so I could keep some of the collection for future projects. Check out some close-ups of the layout.

I used one of the 4×6 Sn@p! cards as my title. I love the simplicity these cards can lend to your projects. Yes using them for pocket-page scrapbooking is awesome, but I love using them on traditional layouts also.

The insta-squares included in this kit are double-sided and made it easy to create a little banner. Add some decorative brads, enamel dots and stickers and voila! a cute little embellishment cluster.

I am a little heart broken that many manufacturers are moving away from the decorative brads. While I love some of the new embellishments out there, I am going to miss being able to add a little saying with some dimension.

Go create a project celebrating YOUR story.

A big congrats to Julie Koets, 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 (Tulip #4) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST DATE. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #4 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 Daily Stories | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #3

Tulip – Week 3 of 10
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I have to say I love the Daily Stories Collection from Teresa Collins I always have. There are perfect journaling prompts and a happy color scheme. While the collection is intended for you to scrapbook your every day, this newborn photo of cute little Jovi just stood out for today’s Mid Week Mojo The colors just matched perfectly. I know that these awesome collections from Teresa Collins won’t be available much longer and I was thrilled to be able to use it again.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

The coral and mint in this collection makes me happy. I wanted to have the layout have a vertical presence to highlight the horizontal photo. The chipboard elements are always a fantastic embellishment to add to your projects.

I used one of the tags from the package of tags, along with some chipboard pieces, fussy cut circles, gems and enamel dots to create a little cluster. I wanted to keep the focus of the layout on sweet princess Jovi.

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We want to give a big thank you to everyone for their patience while we figured out the blog comments over the past couple of weeks. Today we get to announce two winners!

A big congrats to Gail Owens, you are Tulip #1 winner!

A big congrats to Kelly Marks, you are last week’s (Tulip #2) 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 (Tulip #3) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST May 12th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #3 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 Designs Everyday Circus | Monday Craft Madness #16

Today for Monday Craft Madness  we are excited to bring some projects from Laurel Seabrook, member of Fancy Pants’ Design Team she used Everyday Circus to make some awesome cards. I just fell in love with them when I saw them…. So today’s theme is:

Cards

Create some fun cards or show us some of your favorites. Here’s what Laurel created:

I love how she used the “Posters” 12×12 patterned paper as her base for the cards.  Adding some other papers and embellishments and a little bit of stitching she created some awesome circus-themed cards.

Check out some close-ups of each card. I love how she used the tickets to add a little pizzaz to the cards.

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This is a new round of Monday Craft Madness – for this round you have until May 29 to play along. 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!