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Pink Paislee Mistables | Mid Week Mojo

Garnet – Layout 7

So you’re kind of in a funk, feeling like all of your scrappy products are the same and you’d really like to shake things up by trying something new — well then, don’t delay in today’s steal, the Mistables collection by Pink Paislee. Not only are these papers a super fun vintage and shabby, but you get to customize them to the color palate that you want! Add the mistable embellishments and you have the workings for a one of a kind artistic creation.

I had a lot of fun manipulating the papers and trims to create this layout for one of our fans, Melanie Henderson. Isn’t her family simply gorgeous?

It was pretty amazing to me that I could turn the base paper from a basic white script to a custom colored paper that worked to perfection with Melanie’s photo.

I also loved how well the muslin trims and flower received the mist colors as well as the flocked stickers and chipboard letters. The little bit of resist pattern adds the perfect touch! I also wanted to demonstrate how much fun the mask template that is included in today’s steal can be. If you look closely on the muslin trim on the layout you can see that I used it to mask the trim and make it multi-toned.

You can also use the mask on regular paper. I turned this sheet of plain white cardstock into a cute card in just a few steps!

Thank you so much Melanie for letting me scrap a photo for you. I hope you like it! I will get it sent on it’s way soon.

It’s always so exciting to figure out who the lucky weekly winner is for our random drawing. We had a ton of submissions this past week so it was even more exciting! This week our lucky winner is Melanie Carey.

I love the twist that Melanie put on her sketch and how she made it truly her own! Melanie if you would please send an email with your address to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

If you are new to our site and want to join in on the fun we would love to have you!

If you would like to be eligible for this week’s random drawing, be sure to have your layout created and posted somewhere online, as well as linked to this blog posting by Monday, January 30th at 11:59 MST.

If you have any other questions regarding 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.

Oh and we also have one more exciting piece of news  for you! Be sure to save the date for our next on-line crop. Mark your calendars for Friday, Feburary 24, 2012 from 6-10 PM MST. We will be up to our usual fun, games, challenges, giveaways and video chats! For those of you that are local, we would love to have you participate in person.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask!

How Can You Dress Up Grungeboard?

How Can You Dress Up Grungeboard?

Today’s steal, the Tim Holtz Grungeboard sets, have got to be one of the most unique, fun and innovative scrapbooking products available.

You may be asking yourself, “what do I do with Grungeboard?” Well, if you can dream it, you can do it! One of the beauties of Grungeboard is the sturdiness of it. Being as it is “a compressed, flexible sheet of dingy material that can be painted, inked, sanded, hammered or grunged,” your creative options are pretty wide open.

One of the easiest ways to dress up the Grungeboard to match your project is with ink. Simply take the ink pad and brush it along the top of the Grungeboard piece until the desired color is achieved. While you could use any type of ink pad, the pigment ink is a little richer and tends to color easier. Just be sure to allow drying time.

One of my favorite techniques to do to anything is to add glitter. I love the little spritz of shimmer and shine it adds to a project and glitzing up Grungeboard with a little sparkle is no different. To adhere the glitter to Grungeboard you can either use a glue pad or use spray adhesive to coat the topside of the Grungeboard and then sprinkle with glitter.

Another fun technique is to cover the Grungeboard with flocking. You can do this in the same fashion as glitter, but sprinkle with flocking instead.

I decided to see how Glimmer Mists would work with the Grungeboard. They are moisture resistant so I wasn’t quite sure how it would work out. I had to use my heating tool to help speed along the drying process, but quite liked the look of the “grungy” final product.

You could also stitch Grungeboard or add eyelets or it even looks great left raw.

Here is a layout that I created awhile back and thought the Grungeboard skull was the perfect finishing touch for my page.

Have a fantastic weekend! See you on Monday for Monday Card Madness.

Altered Frame Inspired by Simply Handmade

Altered Frame Inspired by Simply Handmade

Hands down, today’s steal the Northridge Media Idea Books are my favorite go-to for inspiration. In fact I have been an avid fan of them since their very first issue of Cards in December of 2005. If ever I’m feeling a creative drought, one of the always inspiring idea books is where I turn.

I love that Northridge has expanded their idea book collection over the years. Simply Handmade has quickly become one of my favorites, as I’m always looking for new ideas of fun things to alter.

I used the April/May issue of Simply Handmade as my source of inspiration for today’s Fantastic Friday project.

Every time I get a new issue I add sticky notes to the projects that inspire me. When I came across the “Dream It. Then Do It” frame by Kate Ryskamp, my inspiration was born. I wanted to create a fun home decor with hand stitching.

I love how the hand stitching compliments the paper art on her frame.

After stitching my flowers I used some markers and chalks to add color then cut out some stems from cardstock. I inked the edges, added a coating of Old Lace glimmer mist, some Thickers along the bottom and my frame was complete.

Now to announce the winner of our baby shower giveaway! I made this fun, boy-themed baby shower kit last week with My Mind’s Eye Portobello Road Collection Kit.

The lucky winner is…

Tiffany Herbst


I hope you have an amazing weekend! Happy scrappin’!

Glimmer Mists, Take III | Monday Card Madness #28

Glimmer Mists, Take III | Monday Card Madness #28

If you haven’t become an addict of Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mists then today’s steal is one you simply do not want to miss. Really. You don’t. Since I used the glimmer mists the very first time that we featured them, I have used them on every single project since!

If you didn’t see the blog feature that I did the first time we featured Glimmer Mists you can check it out here.

While creating for this week’s Monday Card Madness, I found a new love for Glimmer Mists—coloring silk flowers.

I simply wanted to show how great of a tool these Glimmer Mists can be. No more need to buy flowers in a million different colors. Get white flowers, and fancy them up with mists!

Old Lace


Spring Violet


Sand


Perfect Peach


Don’t forget our challenge to send out joy with your cards! I have loved every minute of brightening someone’s day.

Also remember after creating your cards to post them to our Facebook fan page or personal blog then leave a link with your creation here on the blog in order to be eligible for our monthly drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Be sure to check in tomorrow at 9am for another fantastic How To’sday, this time brought to you by our Stamping Diva, Misty Buck!

Contest ends Friday, May 6th at 11:59 pm. Winner announced upon notification. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, So Sophie Style

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, So Sophie Style

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so today and next Friday we’re highlighting some fun do it yourself gift ideas for that special mother in your life.

Today’s steal, the My Minds Eye So Sophie, Clever and Charming collections, were perfect to create two of my gift ideas with a heartfelt touch.

My mother-in-law is truly into all things that smell good. This year I decided to put a twist on the ordinary and alter the bottles of smell good stuff and add a wrap around a candle.

These turned out so cute and are so easy to add a personal touch to. I used photo tape to adhere the papers to the bottles since regular adhesive wasn’t quite strong enough.

Now my mother is quite the opposite. She does not like scented things, unless they are the flowers in her yard. For her I thought it would be fun to pretty up a little gardening set. While this gift is a little more frilly and not quite as functional as she is, I’m sure that she will appreciate the thought of having something cute for Mother’s Day.

I hit the dollar section at one of my favorite stores and found the perfect items to alter along with a big bag of wild flower mix.

I think she will love it!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Scrap happy and be sure to check in next Friday for a great Mother’s Day and Father’s Day idea.