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SEI 1-Hour Album Kits | Monday Craft Madness #45

As we are looking into the new year we all like to make some sort of resolution; eating better, exercising, spending more time with the people we love. As a crafter & scrapbooker I always seem to have a resolution that surrounds keeping up on my scrapbooking. In order to help us keep up today’s steal is a perfect place to find quick and easy scrapbook kits. So, today for Monday Craft Madness I used SEI’s 1-Hour Album Kits to make a mini album of little Liam’s first year…. So today’s theme is:

Catch Up

Finish something you have been working on, catch up on last month’s photos or work on that pile of cards you haven’t finished yet. Here’s what I created:

I sat down to my table and clocked my time. It actually really did only take an hour, a pair of scissors and my adhesive to finish 20 layouts. All of the pieces are pre-cut and ready to go. I left the journaling and some of the embellishing off so Liam’s mom can finish up the album.

Here’s a couple more close ups – I just need to get with Alyssa and find a few more pictures to make this album complete. One whole album, one hour, amazing.

So if you are ever looking for a way to catch up on your scrapbooking as quickly as possible, SEI’s 1-Hour Album Kits are definitely a great way to go!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until January 2nd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #45 – Clear

Monday Craft Madness #44 – Gift Giving

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!

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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!

Authentique Paper | Monday Craft Madness #46

It’s easy to get caught up in the crazy of today’s world. Work, kids, spouses, friends and family obligations keep us running from task to task just hoping to get through the day. When I was looking through today’s  Authentique Paper’s Faith, Hope & Gratitude Kit  I took the sentiments to heart and thought of being grateful for things in my crazy life. So for today’s Monday Craft Madness I created some cards to share the sentiments … today’s theme is:

Cards

Create your own cards and give to someone you are grateful for. Here’s what I created: The beautiful designs and textures of these papers make card-making fun and easy. I love the tone on tone look of the Faith collection and the deep, rich colors of the Grateful collection. Even though they are perfect for Autumn projects, the sentiments of both collections are great year-round. Check a closer look. With a little ribbon and a little tulle, these grateful sentiments pop. With these two cards I added some embellishments I had in my stash.  The beautiful neutral tones of these papers make mixing and matching embellishments easy.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until January 2nd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes: Monday Craft Madness #45 – Clear Monday Craft Madness #44 – Gift Giving 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! 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: NAME! TEXT. NAME 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!

Great Gardenia Grand Prize Winner

This time of year we all get crazy busy and can’t seem to remember everything.  Apologies for this being late … but … Drum roll please….It’s time to announce our Great Gardenia Grand Prize Winner! Thank you to all of you who entered, and congrats on completing all 10 of the layouts! Now, the winner winner from the pansy series Mid Week Mojo is…

Our Great Gardenia Mid Week Mojo Winner is…

Christina Steel

A big congrats from us here at STEALS.com. Completing this series is quite impressive! Christina went the extra mile and turned all of the sketches into double-page layouts. Check out Christina’s Blog to see all of her creative goodness.

 

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Great Gardenia Grand Prize Winner and we will send set up your prize!

My Mind’s Eye Sleigh Bells Ring | Mid Week Mojo Petunia #5

Petunia – Week 5 of 10
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I am in love with this season. I can’t get enough. I love the music, the decorations and yes the presents. I find some favorite Holiday collections each year and inevitably  My Mind’s Eye Christmas Collections Tare included on that favorite list. This year they created two very unique collections and I was excited to use one as today’s Mid Week Mojo Sleigh Bells Ring has a great look with traditional colors with a black background.

Here is the layout:

I saw a project using this collection on a blog where they used squares of the patterns to create a tree for a mini album cover. I loved the idea and lifted it a little but but used strips instead of squares.

Here is the sketch:

The paper bows included in this collection are perfect for gift wrapping, but I loved the idea of using it as my tree topper on this layout. I am hoping one day this layout finds itself hanging on a wall instead of in a book.

I love this magical picture of Mason. It shows the joy and magic of the season in one photo. I wish we could all still feel this every day of the year. The alphabet sticker sheets included in this kit also have all of the holiday words you can imagine. I can’t get enough of them.

Adding the brads to create ornaments on my tree adds a little extra dimension.

A big congrats to Stephanie UScrap, 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 (Petunia #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST December 22nd. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Patunia #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.

We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards | Monday Craft Madness #45

Since working in the crafting world friends and family always seem to pick me for projects. This year my project is to create little gifts for all of the grandkids for the family Christmas party. So today for Monday Craft Madness I was excited tot ry to use the  We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Clearly Bold Acetate Paper to create some cute boxes for little gifts. Luckily for me, someone else has to buy the little gifts. So today’s theme is:

Clear

Create something with a clear element; a shaker box, a die cut or an entire clear box. Here’s what I created:

I chose the Candy Box Punch Board and I love the different sizes you can create with this board.

I have to admit that punching through the acetate was a little challenging, but I love the result.  I can’t wait for the kids to try to steal each other’s presents since they can sort of see through the packaging.

 

The boxes were actually pretty easy to make, these punch boards are genius and once you get the hang of it you can create boxes, candy boxes, gift bags, and pillow boxes for days.  Instructions for all of the punch boards can be found here. Go create!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until January 2nd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #44 – Gift Giving

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!