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Lawn Fawn Bright Side Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 4 of 10
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Today’s steal, the Lawn Fawn Bright Side Collection, is so bright and colorful it really makes you think of spring and summer! The double-sided papers have such cute patterns and colors perfect for little girls everywhere!

Today’s guest designer, Michele Duffy, shows us just how super cute this collection is, with a great sketch to inspire us all!

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I’ve got a little confession to make.  I consider myself more of a cardmaker than a scrapper.  I’m working on that, though.  With the help of MWM sketches I’ve filled up two albums in the last year and a half!  So when I started to think about what kind of sketch I might create this week in order to inspire some true scrappers out there, I actually started with one of my cards.  Here’s one of my go-to card layouts, adapted to a 12×12 layout.  I think you could easily use one photo or several clustered together, up to you!
I got to create with Lawn Fawn’s lovely “Bright Side” paper collection.  I own several Lawn Fawn stamps, but this was the first time I used their patterned papers.  I love the tone-on-tone prints and bright colors in this collection. “Bright Side” definitely lives up to its name!
Here’s my layout, I used one 4×6 print trimmed down a little bit.
Now, I like pre-made embellies just as much as the next girl, but when working with this steal I was reminded that my love of paper crafting is really about one thing: the paper! I layered strips of paper along the left edge of the paper, using a border punch to make some pretty scallops.  I repeated the scallop border along my photo and journaling.  I then used some easy techniques to turn patterned paper into embellishments.  For instance, I punched these butterflies from the pink and turquoise papers for a quick corner embellie.
I also stamped and fussy cut some flowers to add some color by the title.
And fussy cut a tulip from the ‘smell the roses’ sheet of patterned paper to dress up my journaling block.
Most of the Bright Side prints are small and perfect for cards.  So let’s put that ‘layout’ sketch to work on some cards!
I gave this next card a less feminine and flowery look by using the green and blue papers on a kraft cardstock base.  (This is the back of the ‘jump for joy’ paper included in the collection.)
That’s it for me today!  Thanks so much for having me as your guest sketcher and I look forward to seeing your layouts this week!
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Thank you so much Michele! Your daughter is just adorable and this collection works just perfectly for her! I’m hitting that ‘steal’ button today!

The winner of last week’s Mid Week Mojo Jade #3 is…

Stephanie U for her awesome interpretation of Jade #3!I love the way you rotated the sketch and used photographs that your child had taken! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

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Welcome Guest Sketch Designer, Jessica Fancher! (Mid Week Mojo #16!)

Welcome Guest Sketch Designer, Jessica Fancher!  (Mid Week Mojo #16!)

Wow.  Can you belive that we are already on Mid Week Mojo #16?  Just a few short weeks and we will be celebrating our Emerald Club with another fantastic blog giveaway!

However, what we get to celebrate today is Christmas with our fantastic Facebook Fan, friend and guest designer, Jessica Fancher!

Several weeks ago I approached Jessica with asking her to be one of our guest designers for Mid Week Mojo.  When I asked her what she’d like to work with as far as product goes, she suggested something Christmas-y.  Luckily for her Melodee had the perfect steal already in the works, the Doodlebug Christmas Kit.

I asked Jessica to share a little bit about herself with us.  She writes:

First off I have to thank Kristy for asking me to be the Guest Sketcher this month.  I was very nervous because I am always the one doing the copying…..never the one being copied.  And thanks to Melodee for sending me the coolest kit ever!  It was so much fun to work with.

A little about me:  I have only been scrapbooking for a few years.  Before I started doing this, I never ever did anything like it.  My mom was always the crafty one, making my homecoming mums, school posters and etc.  Well, she asked me to go to a once a month scrapbooking get together at our church.  I had nothing and I just watched the first night.  Well, the next month I went again this time with a pre-made book, and I just added in my pictures.  Then I started acquiring more stuff, and started copying Lay-Outs, and eventually ended up here on my own doing them.  It was progression to say the least.

A little about my lay-out…..We always have Christmas with my Nana on Christmas Eve, and let me just tell you she goes all out on gifts, and gets the best of the best for EVERYONE!  I mean her Christmas tree looks like it threw up Christmas presents – literally!  We have always referred to her a “Nana-Claus” hence the title of my page.  It’s always as a great memory we will never forget!

Now about this amazing kit….The colors were simply brilliant and the embellishments were heavenly!  I loved the ribbon and the big buttons.  My circle embellishment with the jewel, I cut from one of the pages and used a puffy sticker to give it dimension.  I had a blast doing this layout and have actually done a couple more already with this paper.  I hope you like it and I can not see what y’all come with.

I love how Jessica used multiple, smaller photos for her layout.  I rarely scrapbook pages using standard sized photos, so this sketch design totally speaks to me!

I love how the tall rectangle photo could also be used for a perfect journaling spot.  I truly hope that I can find the time to get a layout done myself!

I just wanted to say thank you again to Jessica for taking on the challenge of being our guest sketcher for Mid Week Mojo this week.  I truly can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Remember to post your layouts to our Faceobok Fan Page or personal blog and leave a comment with a link to your page here on this blog post, by next Monday night at Midnight to be eligible for our weekly random drawing.

Also be sure to check back tomorrow night for a sneak peek of what we have coming up on Friday.  Something we are truly excited to bring to you!

As always….happy scrapping!