Bella Blvd. Finally Fall | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 3

It seems we just can’t get enough of fall! Today’s steal, the Bella Blvd. Finally Fall collection, has the perfect blend of warm and cool tones to fit every fall paper crafting need! Today guest sketcher Lori Allen, who wows my world week after week, shows us just how fun the Finally Fall collection can be!

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Kristy Lee asking me to guest sketch was the biggest boost of confidence I’ve ever had regarding my scrapbooking. I just putter along with Mid Week Mojo when I can amid a busy schedule of full time nurse, wife, and mom to two young boys and a dog. I don’t think I’m that creative, but I’m getting better from the 70 MWM’s I have participated in and everyone’s ideas.

That being said, how can your projects not be great when using a kit like Bella Blvd’s Finally Fall? I did a little dance when I learned I was working with this line. Finally Fall is full of fresh autumn colors with lots of teal, pink, dark blue, and cranberry, so it can be used for any theme. I love the trees, outlines of leaves, owls, wood grain, houses, and two pages of fun stickers!

Finally Fall is so full of crisp and clean goodness I just kept doing layout after layout. I’ll just leave you with two sketches and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

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Lori, you should have all of the confidence in the world, girl! You have definitely got talent and your creations with Finally Fall are fantastic. ScrapbookSteals is genuinely honored to have you as our guest sketcher this month!

I cannot wait to see what amazing creations everyone comes up with this week. I’m hoping to find a little time to play myself!

Now it’s time to congratulate the winner of the Coral 2 Mid Week Mojo random drawing. Congrats to out to Mona Jarvis! Your layout is amazing (as always!) and you did such a great job interpreting the sketch.

Mona, if you will please send an email to service@steals.com we will be happy to get your prize sent out to you.

Be sure to check in Friday for the first Design Team posting from Liz Qualman. You will not want to miss out!

American Crafts Nightfall | Monday Card Madness #56

Wow! Can you believe it’s already Halloween? What better way to celebrate than with today’s highly functional and multi-purpose collection Nightfall by American Crafts?

I truly cannot say enough praise about the fantastic job that American Crafts has done on this collection.

Single-handedly this collection can meet the needs of Halloween.

Fall fun projects.

And even generic as can be!

This collection even comes complete with a set of the chalkboard journaling tags, which are so much fun!

So if you’ve been waiting for that perfect fall/Halloween collection to come your way, then I’d have to say that the wait is over.

You have until Friday to complete any of the October Monday Card Madness sketches in order to be eligible as our October Monday Card Madness winner. All you need to do is have your card creation posted somewhere online and linked to one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts by November 4th at 11:59PM MST.

Also we are closing in on the deadline for the current card swap.

Here is this week’s reminder with info:

  • This particular swap is a holiday-themed swap.
  • Create 10 cards following a Christmas, holiday or winter theme. (*Please leave me a note if you have a preference of Christmas or holiday cards and I will do my best to sort accordingly).
  • All cards must include envelopes.
  • Cards must be received at the Scrapbook Steals warehouse by November 7, 2011. (Scrapbook Steals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California Ave., #400, SLC, UT  84045)
  • Once your cards have gone postal, be sure to send an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com letting me know they are on their way.
  • Lastly wait patiently for 10 amazing creations by different artists to find their way back to your door!

Have a great day and be sure to check in tomorrow for our next How To’sday tutorial.