Amethyst – Layout 8

It was blissful to create a very special to me layout, using my favorite collection by Authentique—Blissful. All in all it made for a very therapeutic creative session. The yellows and greys in today’s steal are so soothing to me and paired perfectly with a layout about how perfectly imperfect I am! Hey, at least something about the layout is perfect. :)

This week we are doing something that was a big treat for me. I was invited by the Authentique design team to create this week’s Mid Week Mojo based off of the Authentique April sketch challenge. Be sure to check out their blog for additional interpretations of the sketch!

As soon as I saw the sketch the ideas in my mind started cooking up! I knew that I wanted to morph the sketch to allow for a horizontal photo that I wanted to use as well as make room for a good journaling block since I knew that this week journaling was to be my key factor of the layout.

I put my Cameo to work and decided to see what it would look like to cut out hexagons from my actual photo. I layered two photos, one black and white as the base, and used the color photo as the honeycomb portions of the sketch, layered on top of the base photo. I really felt like this was a good representation of the fact that I am not always perfect and sometimes my life is a little broken up.

I squeezed in a little portion of space for my journaling …

… and finished out my layout with some of the embellishments which are a part of today’s steal.

I don’t know whether this was an important part of my life to document at this particular time or if the perfect combination of a fun sketch and Blissful really struck a chord, but I have to say that this may be my very favorite layout, ever.

Now if you aren’t already followers of the Authentique blog then it’s your lucky day! Why do you ask? Because if you create this week’s sketch then you have two chances to win!

To win from ScrapbookSteals you need to have this week’s Mid Week Mojo sketch posted somewhere on line such as your own personal blog or our Facebook fan page then linked to this blog posting by 11:59 pm on Monday, April 16th. Believe me when I say you want to play along. We give away some pretty sweet swag!

To have your chance to win from Authentique, be sure to follow the details at the bottom of this blog posting.

And for those of you just joining us, if you have any questions at all about Mid Week Mojo, you can find all of the fun details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Now it’s time to announce the winners from last week’s amazing Mid Week Mojo sketches by Kyla Norris.

Congrats are in order for Liz Martinez who turned the awesome Amethyst 7a sketch into a two pager. I love how this one came together, right down to the beautiful color palate and the fun photos of the different foods.

Jessica Laureano rocked the Amethyst 7b sketch with this fun layout of her handsome newest addition to her family. I sure love her little dudes! Cutest fella’s ever. :)

If you two lovely ladies could please send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, letting them know you are this week’s winner, we will be happy to send a prize out to you.

Oh and how about one more little piece of exciting info. The ScrapbookSteals 2012 Retreat is in the works! We just checked out the facilities yesterday and it’s going to be bigger and better than last year, and well, last year was pretty darn good!

Be on the lookout for further info soon.

Have a great day and have fun participating in the Mid Week Mojo / Authentique sketch challenge.