Authentique Holiday Mega Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 3 of 10
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The Authentique Holiday Mega Kit has so many papers and sticker sheets from all different holiday collections you’ll be stocked up for a whole year of photos! It has Christmas papers, Thanksgiving papers, Halloween papers, all with coordinating stickers sheets – I didn’t know which collection to use! As I have so many Christmas photos already this year, I thought I would start scrapping them while the memories are still fresh. Here is this week’s sketch. Hope you like it!

And here is my layout:

You girls totally rocked the sketch last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Cathy Caines! Cathy – this is such an adorable  layout! Those photos are just so precious! I love the title and embellishment cluster. Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

Just for this week, there is a small change to the rules. We are giving you an extra week to complete this layout! With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we know your time will be stretched. You have until Monday, December 31 at 11:59 PM MT to get your submissions in! :)

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 fantastic details here. Also, 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.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for some great inspiration from Julie Koets! I’ve seen a sneak peek of all the fantastic projects and believe me – you’re not going to want to miss this one!

Authentique Carefree Collection Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 8

Today’s steal, the Authentique Carefree Collection Kit, is just about as cheery as you can get. I love the rosey hues, cheerful embellies, and vintage flair. And I especially love how today’s guest designer, Venetia Willis-Holbrook, shows us how to use this collection for everyone in your family. (Yes, even for your manly-men!)

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I was so excited when I was asked to guest sketch! I read the email at the coffee shop and almost threw my fresh coffee as I was yelling “Shut up! Really??” at my phone. I was even more excited to realize my month was November because layouts of my husband and girls truly represent what I plan to give thanks for! As if that were not great enough, I’m working with the Authentique Carefree Collection Kit. It’s no secret I’m an Authentique junkie, and Carefree is such a fun and versatile collection.

I thought it would be fun to draw one sketch and interpret it three ways.

I started with my husband because I wanted to show you how adaptable this collection is! The gingham, plaid, and neutral materials make this collection a breeze to work with for all your loved ones. I loved how Carefree’s colors adapted nicely to a masculine layout, and shockingly, my “shop guy” loved this layout of him too, so it passed his test.

My oldest girl has such a vibrant personality and I loved the butterfly paper because it reminded me so much of her. Authentique had the perfect quote embellishment to help the journaling along: “You are my sunshine,” which I have always sang as her lullaby. The alphabet stickers worked perfectly for a title with one of the file stickers from the pack.

My littlest one, who usually glares at the camera, didn’t catch me taking the picture so I was able to get a rare photo of her joyous face. This is my favorite picture of her so far because she is so happy. By fussy cutting the Authentique paper, I was able to make a dimensional layout that  reflects her girly-girl personality. She believes she is the pink princess, and Carefree definitely fit her!

I hope you enjoy this sketch, and I encourage you to use this week’s Mid-Week Mojo to scrap something you are thankful for.  Have fun playing along with me, I cannot wait to see how all you amazing artists interpret my sketch!

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Thank you so much Venetia! I love how you make a collection the might look feminine work perfectly for your entire family. :) Brilliant!

And now you can stop holding your breath because the Mid Week Mojo winner is finally revealed!

Congrats go out to Kristina MacKeen for her adorable interpretation of Coral #7! Kristina, please send an email with your address to and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. You can find all of the details here. Also, 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.

Have a great Wednesday and we’ll see you TOMORROW for an introduction to the new Mojo Mama!

Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 7

Happy Halloween! Steal Boutique’s Karina Wetzel created some delightfully spooky crafts with today’s steal, the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit. Karina already wowed us with her great MCM creation this week, and today is no different! This collection is the perfect kit to scrap Halloween memories, create creepy crafts and decor for next year, or to whip up invites for future Halloween bonanzas.

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When asked to play with the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit, I may or may not have squealed a little! There are so many things about this collection that I love.

Authentique has to be one of my favorite brands to work with! I love the bold and funky designs and wow, the papers are to die for! As I looked at this collection I couldn’t believe how many things there were. Once again, I was very impressed! Then my mind was going 100 mph with all the possibilities, so why stop at just a layout? So, my friends, that is when I decided to make a bunch of Halloween projects!

Here is the Layout that I came up with for MWM:

I made the 3D flowers by cutting circles and then crimping the paper a bit for more of a distressed look. Then I just layered and added a cute brad on top.

And of course I had to make a card:

Then, how fun is this simple treat bag:



And finally this last project came to me in a dream {please tell me that I’m not the only one} and I just had to make it:

Oh my! I could have made many more things. I cant wait to scrapbook my Halloween pictures from this year with this collection!

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Thanks so much, Karina! You’re welcome to come back and inspire anytime you want. :) There will be no MWM next week, but we have something very special you won’t want to miss! MWM will be back the following week as usual, so don’t worry! There will still be lots of inspiration coming your way.

Now it’s time to announce our winner for last week’s Mid Week Mojo. Congratualtions…

Krista Cook for a beautiful interpretation of Coral #6! Krista, please send an email with your address to and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Authentique Fresh | Monday Card Madness #105

I think anyone who follows names in the paper crafting world will agree that Authentique is a continual parade of fresh ideas, colors and designs. Today’s steal, the Fresh collection by Authentique is just that—Fresh! (Appropriately named, Authentique! Well done!) The refreshing blend of blues, grays, reds and vintage designs are the perfect combo for today’s Monday Card Madness creations.

I absolutely adore the mini prints that come in the 6×6 pads—especially when it comes to making cards. I kept to a pretty simple theme with the cards in order to show off the gorgeous designs. I used my Cameo to cut out a simple scallop border and backed the windows with a different print of paper for a little variety.

I also cut out a multiple layered flower in different patterns, alternating the colors so that the flowers really show dimension and show off the collection.

For a little variety on the 4th card I made I turned to my stash for some coordinating flowers and layered them.  Instead of a die cut border I layered two papers, ripping the bottom edge of the lower paper. I also added ribbon to the tab on this card rather than twine.

For my final card I had to use the sheet of paper that has the vintage ladies and postcards. I replaced my scalloped border with washi and voila! A card that I’m really quite fond of! :)

As always, creating with the rich textures and colors of Authentique is fab, fun and Fresh.

It’s been another great week around the halls of the ScrapbookSteals Facebook fan page. If you haven’t ever stopped by be sure to check it out! Lots of inspiration every day.

One more thing, if you didn’t already know we love to give things away at ScrapbookSteals!

If you’d like to enter to win our October Monday Card Madness swag package:

  • Create any or all of the weekly Monday Card Madness sketches.
  • Post the card to our Facebook fan page, or any other online location.
  • Leave a comment on one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts with a link to your card no later than 11:59 pm, MST on Thursday, November 1st.

Have fun creating cards this week!

Authentique Glory

I love Fridays! Not only does it mean the weekend is upon us but it also means we are treated to the talents of one of our amazing Design Team members. Today Kerys Sharrock absolutely nails to perfection the many ways to use today’s steal, the Authentique Glory collection.

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It’s my turn again to post on another awesome collection! The awesome Brittany Perry and Kristy Lee gave me another awesome steal to play with, the Authentique ‘Glory’ collection, with the instructions “non-patriotic!” This was easy as we have only lived in the USA for 2 years and I don’t have lots of “patriotic” photos to scrap.

It just so happened that my daughter has begun gymnastics, and of course you know girls, they just have to have the best leotard! The one she chose matched perfectly with this collection. I used Authentique’s current sketch challenge for the layout, and added the stickers and quotes from the 12×12 detail sheet. As you can see, the quotes and stickers don’t just have to be for the 4th of July celebration—they can be adapted perfectly for any situation.

The next thing I decided to make was an altered birdhouse. I love these things and they have become a bit of an obsession for me! Once I looked through the Glory collection, I decided that the reds and creams gave me a feeling of Christmas, so I went with the Christmas theme. Again, I used the papers and border stickers from the collection—the “holiday cheer” I thought was perfect and comes from the individual word stickers found in the collection. A touch of holly and snow, and voilà!

And last but not least, this is definitely my favorite altered project to date! I decided to alter a drawer set. You know the plain wooden ones you get from the craft store? I painted it, crackle painted it, went over it with some distress ink, and then went to town decorating it with the Authentique papers. There are so many different patterned papers in this collection it was hard to choose. I kept it quite simple, inking the edges of each paper and then finishing it off with the “be creative” title on the top. This is going to be sitting on my desk for inspiration. I even used a couple of the stickers from the collection on the ends of the spools. Cute!

Thank you so much Scrapbook Steals, Brittany, and Kristy for allowing me to be on the Summer Design Team! I’ve had such a blast and will miss it greatly. I hope I’ve managed to inspire a few people along the way!

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Kerys, your projects are beyond amazing and I’m telling you straight up right now, if you find your drawers missing you may want to come and check my craft room. 😉 It’s been a joy having you as a part of the team and I tell myself I’m not going to cry when it’s done, but I’ve already shed a tear or two! Good thing is we will be treated to one final hoorah in a triple whammy from the entire design team next Friday! You wont want to miss it at all.

I hope you all have an exceptional weekend! I know I will. Tomorrow is the Color Run for me so be on the lookout for some very colorful photos coming up in a Mid Week Mojo soon!