How To-sday | Altered Photo Frame

Today’s How To-sday comes to you from Winter Design Team member Bev Code. Bev shows us how to alter a photo frame using different mixed mediums – and even throws in a video tutorial as well! Awesome Bev!

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ScrapbookSteals and How To-sday is so much fun. We get to share interesting, new, creative and also easy things with you. Today I am starting a project with a $2.00 board from the misc. crafty stores. It has a heart cut out for a photo. I thought it would be fun to decorate with all the great mixed mediums we have today. .. to play and get messy. So first I applied a coat of gesso to the base. Then using dollar store stencils I used gesso mixed with paint to mask the images.
DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered phoro frame

Here is my finished board …. all images done and ready to add photo and accents.

DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame

Today I have a video tutorial how to make a flower I call Quarter Fold Flower. I will be adding this to my project.

DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame
Here is my finished project and below is the close up of the floral section.
DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame
This homemade floral is perfect in the cluster of gesso masking florals and the metal and sticker florals. I added lots of stickles and glossy accents.
DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.
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Bev, thank you so much for sharing with us today! I LOVE the You tube video! If you have an idea that you would like to share as a How To-sday tutorial, please send your photos and directions to

Now it’s time to announce the winner of the March Blog Hop! Our lucky random winner is from the blog of Deborah Johnson, comment #38. The random winner of $20.00 to is Wendy. Congratulations! Please email and we’ll send you instructions. We hope you have fun doing a little shopping and that you will share what you create!

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for an all new Mid Week Mojo sketch – Amber #3!

Prima Marketing Flowers | February Blog Hop

It’s that time again to be inspired by another group of amazing blog hop designers! They’ve designed some adorable projects using today’s steal, Prima Marketing Flowers, you won’t want the hop to end! I hadn’t realized there were so many different ways to use flowers. Grab your drink and cookies and sit back and relax and prepare to be inspired!



Enter to win a $20 gift code:

Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way (including this post). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving a comment on one of the eight blogs! So without further delay, here’s the line up:

  1. ScrapbookSteals (You are here—leave a comment!)
  2. Akiha’s Momma Scraps! – Charissa Miller
  3. Scrap Happens – Catherine Povec
  4. Grand Diva’s Creative Corner – Brenda Ragsdale
  5. Scrapbookista – Abigail Stoops
  6. The “Divine” Hand – Candice Elliott
  7. The Other Sink – Abbey Colbert
  8. Mama’s Sanity – Kristina MacKeen

You have until 11:59 PM MT on Sunday, February 3rd, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping!

If you would like to take part as a designer in one of the ScrapbookSteals blog hops, please contact Kerys at

Dimensional flower tutorial | How To’sday

Today’s How To’sday by Deb Routledge shows you just how quick and easy it can be to add dimension to your punched out flowers! It takes just a few simple extra steps but it adds a lot of “wow!” factor to your projects.

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Step 1. Punch out your flower shapes.

Step 2. Stamp on the flowers (I used a script stamp) and ink around the edges. Snip into the middles (but not right into the centre) with a pair of scissors.

Step 3. Sit your flower on a spongy surface. I use a soft stamping mat, but a thick mouse mat would do. Use an embossing tool and make circular movements on each petal to give the flower some dimension.

You can see there is quite a bit of difference with not too much effort!

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Deb – thank you so much for sharing with us today! The flowers look great – and I love the fact that it is nice and simple to do!

If you have an idea that you would like to share as a How To’sday tutorial, please send your photos and directions to

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for our next installment in the Mid Week Mojo Coral series.

American Crafts Flower Shoppe

Are you ready for another amazing Design Team Friday project? I sure hope so! Today Regina Mangum takes the stage in a bounty of blossoms as she makes today’s steal, American Crafts Flower Shoppe, flourish with fabulousness!

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I got to play with a plethora of posies from the American Crafts Flower Shoppe line of decorative flowers and I am so glad I get to share them with you for my first official design team post! These flowers are stunning and the colors range from bright and fun to soft and subtle.

I love trying to keep up with my rugrat’s scrapbook when I can, but I have to admit that when I saw all the flowers I didn’t think I could really incorporate them into a page for a boy. But I remembered a recent trip to a very cool garden, and one particular photo I loved. I had been meaning to scrap it and wondered if they would go together—and I was glad I paired them up!

I used the largest of the decorative flowers and these blooms turned out to be just perfect to help me create a “frame” for my photo. I didn’t do it here, but the pearls on the flowers are actually removable brads and can be replaced with something else if desired.

Next, I created a sweet and simple little canvas bag “no sew” project. I simply adhered some ribbon onto the bag with some scor-tape, adhered the cute flowers in rows with glue dots, and voila! I have a nice little bag large enough to hold a water bottle or some necessities.

Lastly, I created a clean and simple card using some bright and fun patterned paper. This quick and easy card is bright and cheery. I simply pierced lines below each bloom to create stems. Easy-peasy, yes?

I hope you enjoyed my Flower Shoppe projects today as much as I enjoyed creating them. Thanks so much to and Kristy and Brittany for giving me this wonderful chance to create with such a terrific product!

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Regina—amazing. I simply adore how you added the flowers to a “boy” page. Having two boys after three girls I’m always finding myself adding a little floral fun to my boy pages. Yours is true perfection!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! Hope you also find some time to get scrappy. :)

Doodlebug Design Silk Flowers | How To’sday

Silk + Flowers = Happiness! Especially when you add the whimsical colors, sparkle and dots of today’s steal the Doodlebug Design Silk Flowers.

Today we are in for fabulous fun and flowery treat as Doodlebug Design Team member Elizabeth Carney gives us a little How To’sday using the bold and beautiful blossoms.

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Hey there everyone, Elizabeth here to talk to you today about basics and flowers!
I’m a pretty simple scrapper, so I don’t normally don’t do fancy-smacy stuff. In fact, I let others do that stuff and their pages are amazing, but I am what I call a basic, simple scrapper.
Case in point, when I was asked by ScrapbookSteals to do projects with these cute flowers from Doodlebug Design, Inc. I created these cuties!
See? Nothing to it! The only thing I did with each of the flowers was mix them together for the base of my layout!
I sat there looking at them and realized I didn’t have to do anything fancy. They are so cute so I really let them speak for themselves! All I did was embellish them on my pages, easy-peasy!
Remember, sometimes being a simple scrapper really does show off a product that makes you want to buy it and use it as-is! You should stop by ScrapbookSteals and check out those cute flowers and other products as well!
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Elizabeth, I love your projects! The Doodlebug silk flowers have got to be some of my favorites for sure. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to share your talents with us. :)

And now it’s time to announce the winner from last weekend’s Blog Hop.  This month’s winner comes to us as lucky commenter #80 on Regina Mangum’s blog post. RUZA REBEL, you are the winner of a $20.00 gift code from! Just think, $20.00 to spend on crafty goodness of your choosing. Not a bad deal for simply leaving a comment at Regina’s blog! Ruza, we will be contacting you with information regarding your gift code.

If you missed out on this month’s Blog Hop, mark your calendars for the 2nd Friday of each month! I’ve seen sneak peeks of the projects for July and they are AMAZING.

I hope everyone has a great day.  I’ll see you tomorrow for a single 4×6-vertical photo Mid Week Mojo fun!