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Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe | Mid Week Mojo

Garnet – Layout 2

I was so excited when I knew I’d be working with today’s steal, Emma’s Shoppe by Crate Paper, since I knew it was a collection that my friend Erin Schultz was eyeballing to use with some recent family photos that she had done. She so graciously allowed me to take a stab at scrapping one of her favorites. I hope she likes how it turned out! I know I for one, can’t stop smiling at how well everything came together. Then again, with such great papers to work with and such a cute family photo, how could it go wrong?

I love the mix of vintage, colors, patterns and textures of this collection not to mention the great border stickers that the kit includes. Perfect for adding that finishing touch!  All in all, Emma’s Shoppe was definitely a refreshing collection to play with.

Thanks Erin for letting me create this page for you. It was truly an honor. (Even though it makes me miss you more!)

Now let’s get on to prize business. This week our lucky random winner of the Garnet 1 sketch is Cyndee Kawa! Congrats Cyndee. Your layout is positively darling.

Cyndee, if you will please send your address to our service department to, we will be happy to get a prize shipped out to you.

Hopefully this week’s sketch will be easy enough for everyone to complete with Christmas being just around the corner.

If you would like to be eligible for this weeks random drawing, be sure to have your layout created and posted somewhere online, as well as linked to this blog posting by Monday, December 19th at 11:59 MST.

If you are new to our Mid Week Mojo series, 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.

I wont see you again before Monday so I want to wish each of you the very merriest of holidays!

Crate Paper Snow Day | Monday Card Madness #62

There are times every now and again that you just need a snow day, and today, that would be me. It’s kind of ironic that today’s steal also happens to be an exciting new welcome to the ScrapbookSteals’ offerings of manufacturers, Snow Day by Crate Paper.

This time of year can be crazy busy and it just so happened that all of my holiday events and major obligations and daughters 17th birthday party all happened to fall into one weekend! I was having a bit of panic about coming up with a great sketch for today when it dawned on me, why not take a “snow day” and see if my Crate Paper lovin’ friend would help me out. Brenda Smith so graciously offered to create the sketch for this week using today’s steal, and wow―I’m so glad she did!

I adore this collection. I love the purples, blues, yellows and browns. What a perfect combination to bring a smile to any snowy day!

I love how Brenda mimicked the stitching of the “Happy Winter” die cut throughout the rest of her card. Totally worth a snow day for me since this card is amazing!

Brenda, I really cannot thank you enough for helping me out today! I tell you what. How about payback with a layout made for you for this week’s Mid Week Mojo. <3

The card swap cards are starting to trickle in. So exciting! I also realized that this time of year is equally as chaotic for you as it is for me, so I’m extending the dealing for this card swap so that hopefully after the madness of the holidays you’ll have a little time to take a breath, then create with all of the goodies that Santa will hopefully be placing under the tree.

Here are the updated details of the card swap.

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send TEN cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Also, if you’d like to be eligible for the December random drawing for Monday Card Madness, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, December 30th, 2011.

I hope you have a great Monday!