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3 Bugs Deck The Halls | Mid Week Mojo

Opal Club — Layout 9


Now that you’ve all recovered from the madness of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday it’s time to relax just a wee bit before the onslaught of holiday parties and last minute shopping. Take a breather and find a little crafty time and maybe get a head start on creating for this holiday season. What’s that? You want something new to create with? Well then! Today’s steal is the perfect answer. The 3 Bugs in a Rug, Deck the Halls collection is the perfect mix of traditional warm tones as well as an ingenious combination of the cooler purples and blues, which I personally love so much!

Since I’m not much of a Christmas scrapper, even though I love the holidays, I thought it would be fun to dig into  my past and scrap a photo from the time that we lived in Germany. Everything about living in Europe during the Holiday season still floods my memories every year, so I thought a perfect Bandaid would be to scrap a photo of my beautiful girls, when they were just little punkins. (Wow. Where have the last 10 years gone?)

I am so in love with the music paper. It is the perfect fit for my girls that are head over heels in love with playing their instruments, which I find quite fitting, being as I had no idea 10 years ago that they would become the talented musicians that they are.

I love the mix of patterns and colors of this collection.

And the ornament stickers were the perfect little finishing touch!

Well done 3 Bugs on creating a truly unique Christmas line.

Now it’s time to announce our lucky weekly winner. Nancy Roth, you are the favored this week of Random.Org! Nancy if you would please send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send out a prize to you.

Well I’m going to hang my hat up for a week since next week we have an amazing guest sketcher to look forward to. Also don’t forget that we are almost to the end of our Opal series! Can you believe it?

We have an absolutely amazing Opal prize with a retail value of $94.00! Yes. I’ll post a photo of the fantabulous goodness next week on the blog.

For now here is the run down of Mid Week Mojo, just in case you’re new or need a reminder.

If you would like a chance to win this week’s random drawing, you will need to have your sketch posted and linked to this blog posting by 11:59PM MST on Monday, December 5th . If you have any questions at all, 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.

Have a great day!

3 Bugs in a Rug, Dawson | Mid Week Mojo

Opal Club — Layout 6


Hello Wednesday! What do you have in store for us today? Well, that would be a little Mid Week Mojo featuring today’s steal, the Dawson collection by 3 Bugs in a Rug. While we’re a little past the “little boy” stage in our family, today’s collection proved itself as being very versatile not only for baby boy type creations but for big boy creations. Oh, and there is absolutely no reason I couldn’t have used these exact papers on a layout of my biggest 40 year old boy too!

I was thrilled when I realized how perfectly the color scheme of the Dawson collection worked with some recent photos which I took of my son a couple of weekends ago on a trip to Southern Utah.

The collection came with some fun stickers and die cut embellishments which made some fun additions to my layout.

I also love how perfectly these colors worked with some embellishments that I already had on hand! Nothing beats a collection that works well with your stash.

So there you have it, Opal #6. (Phew! It’s always a pretty tough week to follow guest designing amazingness. ;) )

Now my favorite part of the blog post, announcing who our lucky random winner is. Congrats are in order for Karly Auvinen.

Karly, if you would please send an email to our service department with your address we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you. That email address is customerservice@stealnetwork.com.

If you would like a chance to win this week’s random drawing, you will need to have your sketch posted and linked to this blog posting by 11:59PM MST on Monday, November 14th. Also, if you are new to our Mid Week Mojo challenge or have any particular questions, 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.

Have a great day!

3 Bugs In A Rug is pretty Groovy and so is the fact that we have TWO sketches this week! (MWM #22)

3 Bugs In A Rug is pretty Groovy and so is the fact that we have TWO sketches this week! (MWM #22)

I know, I know…..  You’re probably all wondering WHY on earth there would be two sketches this week.  Well, I came up with two pretty good reasons for it.  First off, I had so much fun working with today’s steal, the 3 Bugs In A Rug, Groovy Collection, that I couldn’t quite stop at one layout.  The other reason is with the holiday coming up this weekend that I figure you are all going to want to have some extra ideas on what to do with all of the wonderful goodness that will hopefully be heading your way this weekend.  :)

The first sketch that I made was at the request of our Facebook Friend, Melissa Dehne.  She requested a sketch to house 3 – 4×6, horizontal photos.  Here is what I came up with.

I absolutely LOVE how easy the 3 Bugs papers make it to complete a cute layout with such variety in papers.  In fact, I created this layout from start to finish in 40 min!  I told my Facebook friends that is the sure sign of an excellent paper collection, when a layout will come together so smoothly and quickly!

I love how this kit comes with all sorts of punch out die cut embellishments.

It also comes with some pretty cute letter stickers too!

I simply couldn’t stop with one layout and wanted to showcase a variety of the different papers in the collection, so I came up with the 2nd sketch for this week.

You’ll notice that my original sketch didn’t work with the photo that I wanted to use, so I adapted to make it work!

I cut out several different sized rectangles in all different patterns of papers for the base of this sketch.   Again….loved the diecuts and how well everything coordinates…not to mention it’s a pretty compatible color palate that went well with other embellishments that I had in my stash.

(PS, don’t tell my hunny that I used, let alone posted this photo for the world to see!  Hee hee.  He hates it!  Oh and especially don’t point out to him that we’ve really only been married 18 years!  He remembers better than I do!  Must fix the journaling.  ;)  I think my brain is zapped from all of our kids!  ::giggle::)

Now here is the little bit of a surprise that Melodee and I thought would be fun.  You girls have worked so hard on the mojo’s and a HUGE high five to all of you that created #21 and had it posted on time.  This is perhaps the busiest week of the year and 24 of you still found time to scrap.  We thought that was definitely something to shout about and decided to award 2 winners this week.

Thanks to Random.org, our winners are

Colleen Posey

and Michelle Blagg

Girls…we LOVE your layouts (along with every one created by all of you!)  Colleen and Michelle, please send us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will be happy to send you out a little scrappy fun!

Good luck on getting your MWM#22 done by next Monday at midnight in order to be eligible for the weekly drawing.  Remember to post them to our Facebook fan page (or personal blog), with a link provided here in the comments.

Also be sure to share!  It bring us so much joy to see new participants to our weekly fun!