Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter | September Blog Hop

It’s that exciting time again when we turn to seven talented designers to treat you with their skills! This month our amazing blog hop designers have taken today’s steal, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter, to the next level! If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to use that sparkle then sit back, relax, and take a few moments to hop through the pages of these amazing artists. Oh, and added bonus is that you could win a $20.00 gift code to by simply leaving comments on blogs along the way. I’d say that makes this a pretty sweet deal!

If you’re not familiar with how the Blog Hop works, it’s super easy and lots of fun!

If you’d like to enter to win a $20 gift code:

After checking out the seven sneak peeks, visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment every stop along the way (including this post). This month’s random winner will be one lucky person who left 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. Erica Bass – Stamping Starlette
  3. Julie Ann Cordero – Our Life In Scraps
  4. Ren-Yi Lo – Small Handed Creations
  5. Lisa Bankes-Lahiff – Lisa’s Creative Niche
  6. Neela Nalam – Memorable Scraps
  7. Amy Brock Coose – My Day to Day Life
  8. Becki Adams – Because Every Picture has a Story to Tell

You have until 11:59MST on Sunday, September 16th, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping and enjoying all things that sparkle!

Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter | Monday Card Madness #94

Martha, Martha, Martha. That crafty diva has taken glitter to the next level with today’s steal, the Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter 12 Pack. Cardmaking aside, I can see lots of uses for this glitter. The fun shapes will make the perfect topper for my pedicure and fun new flair the “tooth fairy” will undoubtedly be leaving her dust beneath a pillow sometime soon.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of scrapbooking at a local store with a 8 other local ScrapbookSteals fans. It was a fantastic day and I had a great time putting the Martha Stewart glitter to use, and even got Kerys Sharrock and Deb Routledge to put their own twist on today’s steal.

I knew I wanted to create some sort of a “shaker box” for today’s cards since the glitter is almost more of a confetti type glitter.I created the base of my card then used my 2″ circle punch to make a window in the card. I cut a piece of the plastic from a set of my Thickers and with the help of a little washi tape, created a nice pocket/window to fill with glitter. After filling it, I simply taped it to the inside of the card.

I just have to say how perfectly the My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist collections work with these glitters!

I then tried something a little different and applied glue to the circles on the front of this card. I added different colors of glitter hearts and came up with this card.

Deb Routledge made this card off the top of her head. The paper piecing is brilliant! Not to mention such fun heart confetti water. And in the words of my five year old “this card is beautiful.”

Design Team member, Kerys Sharrock made this darling snowman card with a spin on the sketch for today. I love the window with stars in the snowman’s belly.

Don’t forget there are two more days to participate in the We R Memory Keepers Operation Write Home Card Drive. As a little incentive and a thank you to those participating, we have a lovely Red White and Blue Stack Pack that will be given to one random winner who participates in the Operation Write Home Card Drive.

To enter to win:

We will have a random drawing from all of the card drive participants. The winner will be announced on our July 30th Monday Card Madness blog post. (Don’t forget! Post your cards to a regular Monday Card Madness blog post by August 3rd in order to be eligible for our regular monthly drawing.)

Tomorrow we are in for another terrific How To’sday from Staci Jones!

Have a great day!

Doodlebug Designs Glitter Alphas

Sparkle. Shimmer. Glimmer. Bling. Don’t those simple words put a smile on your face? I personally don’t think this world can have enough bling! But if the thought of glitter doesn’t have your face grinning from ear to ear then just wait until you see what guest blogger Sarah Eclavea has done with today’s steal, the Doodlebug Designs Glitter Alphas. Clever, crafty, innovative, fresh, fun and DARLING if you ask me!

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Hi everyone! I was so honored to be asked to guest blog here on Scrapbook Steals. Then to make things even better I found out I was going to be working with these Doodlebug Glitter Alphas. I thought I liked them when I saw them online, but I knew I loved them when I saw them in person! These are just too cute to stuff away in an album somewhere so I decided to put them on display for all to see. I created three pieces of wall art that are now hanging in my daughters’ bedrooms.

This first one is for my daughter Isabel’s room. I trimmed a piece of patterned paper to 8 x 10 inches focusing on the pattern and leaving room for her name. I layered some stickers and chipboard with foam tape and added some jewels and pearls. Super cute and super quick!

For this next one I trimmed four different patterned papers into 2 x 2 inch squares. I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 8 x 10 inches and then adhered the squares to it. Add the glitter alphas and done!

Now I couldn’t leave my daughter Frances’ walls bare so here is one for her too. I trimmed a piece of patterend paper to 8 x 10 inches, layered and added the Doodlebug glitter alphas.

These three pieces took just one night and I have lots of letters left for all my other projects. Next up will be a N – Z wall hanging to match my A- M one above. And lots of scrapbook pages of course!

Thanks for letting me share these projects with you today!

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Sarah, thank you! I’m soooo in love with your projects. I think my scrappy room needs a facelift and your wall art would be something fun to use as inspiration. Also be sure to stop by Sarah’s blog for a lot more inspiring ideas.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for our June Blog Hop here at ScrapbookSteals! You will die when you see what the artists have created. SO CUTE!

Have a perfect day!

Hampton Arts Design Adhesives | Monday Card Madness #43

If you missed them last time, you’re not going to want to miss today’s steal, the Hampton Arts Design Adhesives. Not only are these designs absolutely amazing for sprucing up everyday household items (like Staci Jones did recently the blog post found here) but they are equally as amazing for using on your everyday paper crafting projects.

For this week’s Monday Card Madness sketch I kept the design very basic so that the focus could be on the brilliance of the Design Adhesives.

On the first card I made I decided to use some flocking on the border. I love not only how it looks but the added tactile touch to the card is a lot of fun. I then finished up the card by adding some glitter to a circular design to create my flower.

I love the elegance of the corner designs.

And the multiple options to create a birthday- or celebration-themed card are so wide that the hardest part of making this card was settling on which designs to use.

Don’t forget to keep posting your Monday Card Madness creations. We will announce the winner for our July cards next Monday. August cards will need to be posted by Friday September 2nd at 11:59pm MST in order to be eligible for our monthly drawing.

I hope all of you are busy making cards for our 3rd ScrapbookSteals card swap!

If you missed the details here they are:

  • Create 10 cards. They can all be the same or each can be different.
  • All cards must include an envelope.
  • Cards must be received to the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by August 31st. (ScrapbookSteals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California, #400, SLC, UT  84104)
  • Once your cards have been sent in the mail, please send me an email to, to let me know that I need to be on the lookout for your amazing creations. I will then randomly re-distribute the cards and mail back 10 different cards to each participant.

Have a great day and we will see you tomorrow for another fantastic How To’sday. This time brought to us by Cyndee Kawa. Believe me! You will not want to miss it.

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.