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My Mind’s Eye Joyous | Monday Craft Madness #26

When July comes around everywhere we go we start seeing holiday decorations. They used to bother me, making me feel guilty for not having started my holiday planning yet. Over the past couple of years I have a new philosophy; if you can’t beat them, join them. So today for Monday Craft Madness I used My Mind’s Eye New Joyous Collection to start making my Christmas cards….. So today’s theme is:

Cards

Create some cards and show us your favorites. Here’s what I created:

I love how this collection feels so traditional, but isn’t really. The bold reds and blues have a splash of green, usually you see the traditional red and green with some splashes of other colors. This was fun to work with. The cardstock stickers included in the collection kit make for quick cards.

Included in this collection is a package of pre-made, die cut tags. Super easy to just add a quick bit of twine and embellishment and voila, card all done.

I mentioned how much I loved the blues in this collection, those papers along with the red glittered papers in this collection add that little extra pizzazz to your cards and other projects.  The decorative brads are also a beautiful, easy embellishment to add to your creation.

The red chevron is my favorite piece in this collection. Here I used more of the tags to create the sentiments. Add some word stickers and pop dots and there is a little extra touch.

Check out some more close ups of the cards and hopefully they will inspire you to start working on your holiday projects too.

 

 

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

Monday Craft Madness #25 – Embossing

Monday Craft Madness #24-Inspiration

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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Contest ends Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 11:59pm MST. Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with Rafflecopter. The contact information you provide will not be shared outside STEALS.com. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.

My Mind’s Eye Sleigh Bells Ring | Mid Week Mojo Pansy #2

Pansy - Week 2 of 10
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We are lucky that the fantastic  Brenda Smith is back again creating a sketch and layout with  My Mind’s Eye’s new Christmas Collection – Sleigh Bells Ring for today’s Mid Week Mojo.

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Good morning everyone! I am back with another sketch for you. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s creations last week and am excited that I get the chance to see more of your fabulous work this week.
Now first let me tell you guys, I am not usually a fan of Christmas paper lines but My Mind’s Eye has knocked it out of the park with Sleigh Bells Ring. The entire collection is so ridiculously cute and trendy and I love it! You’ve got chevron prints, triangles, deer heads, and woodgrain— all together they make such a usable collection, for Christmas photos and non-Christmas photos alike!
Here is this week’s sketch:
And my layout:
There are so many delicious patterned papers that I had to design a sketch that would allow me to use several of them without making my layout overwhelming. The ephemera pack, the oversized flair, and the enamel dots were perfect for adding the finishing touches to the layout.
I made another collage this week, this time going with a 5×7 photo size. I was going to use just one adorable picture of my daughter but then I saw other the adorable pictures and couldn’t choose which I wanted to use the most, so (again) I used all of them! I made the collage in Photoshop. All my photos are 1.75″ x1.5″ and are just big enough to tell the whole story but small enough to get a bunch in a small space.
Thank you so much for having me again today! I’m looking forward to seeing what gorgeousness you all create.

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A big congrats to Rachel Groner, you are last week’s winner! Check out how she flipped the sketch.

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 (Pansy #1) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST DATE. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Pansy #1 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.

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Hopefully we all saw the yummy announcement of this year’s Holiday Collections from My Mind’s Eye. We have one of them as a steal today, Sleigh Bells Ring, and now you can win the other one – Joyous. A great holiday collection with hints of blue throughout the traditional reds and greens will be perfect for your upcoming projects. There are even a few surprises in this collection – pinwheels bows and glitter banner words. These will help make your holiday decorating a breeze.

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Contest ends Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 11:59pm MST. Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with Rafflecopter. The contact information you provide will not be shared outside STEALS.com. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.