Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 7

Happy Halloween! Steal Boutique’s Karina Wetzel created some delightfully spooky crafts with today’s steal, the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit. Karina already wowed us with her great MCM creation this week, and today is no different! This collection is the perfect kit to scrap Halloween memories, create creepy crafts and decor for next year, or to whip up invites for future Halloween bonanzas.

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When asked to play with the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit, I may or may not have squealed a little! There are so many things about this collection that I love.

Authentique has to be one of my favorite brands to work with! I love the bold and funky designs and wow, the papers are to die for! As I looked at this collection I couldn’t believe how many things there were. Once again, I was very impressed! Then my mind was going 100 mph with all the possibilities, so why stop at just a layout? So, my friends, that is when I decided to make a bunch of Halloween projects!

Here is the Layout that I came up with for MWM:

I made the 3D flowers by cutting circles and then crimping the paper a bit for more of a distressed look. Then I just layered and added a cute brad on top.

And of course I had to make a card:

Then, how fun is this simple treat bag:



And finally this last project came to me in a dream {please tell me that I’m not the only one} and I just had to make it:

Oh my! I could have made many more things. I cant wait to scrapbook my Halloween pictures from this year with this collection!

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Thanks so much, Karina! You’re welcome to come back and inspire anytime you want. :) There will be no MWM next week, but we have something very special you won’t want to miss! MWM will be back the following week as usual, so don’t worry! There will still be lots of inspiration coming your way.

Now it’s time to announce our winner for last week’s Mid Week Mojo. Congratualtions…

Krista Cook for a beautiful interpretation of Coral #6! Krista, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

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!

My Mind’s Eye Halloween | Monday Card Madness #104

I love that it’s October! It’s such a beautiful month filled with all of my fall favorites: crisp apples, cool air, vibrant colors and the biggest candy-scoring holiday of the year, Halloween! I absolutely cannot get enough of fun Halloween prints and today’s steal is no exception. Today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Halloween collection really takes the scare out of creating with the amazing combo of  craft and color. Oh and did someone say chevron? EEEK! (That’s shriek of delight, not terror!)

It actually works out perfectly as my big girls and I were talking the other night about how fun it would be for them to have a Halloween party. My mind is already whizzing with ideas of creepy foods to make but before that consumes my life it’s best to get the invites out of the way.

The embellishments in this collection are fantastic! While no two invites will look exactly the same the embellies allowed me to keep the same theme. And of course I had to put the Fiskars Squeeze Punch from last week to use again.

So much fun and not even scary! But what is scary is the fact that another month has passed. I dare say I’ll be 50 before I know it. :) One good thing about another month passing is that it’s time to announce the winner of the September Monday Card Madness participation.

Congrats are in order for Misty Buck. You are our lucky September winner!

If you will please send an email to service@steals.com we will be happy to send a little card makin’ swag your way.

If you have questions on how you can be entered into the October Monday Card Madness drawing, here is what you need to do.

If you’d like to enter to win our October Monday Card Madness swag package:

  • Create any or all of the weekly Monday Card Madness sketches.
  • Post the card to our Facebook fan page, or any other online location.
  • Leave a comment on one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts with a link to your card no later than 11:59 pm, MST on Thursday, November 1st.

Have fun creating cards this week!

Love My Tapes Washi

Today’s blog brings me a mix of strong emotions. First, it makes me so happy to see what our amazing design team has done with today’s steal, the Love My Tapes Washi. These girls bring it to the table each and every time they create! Second, it brings me those happy-sad tears as this is the final post from our outstanding Summer Team. These girls have been a true delight to work with and my life has been enriched by their talents, kindness, and friendship!

Without further delay, I present the final creations from the ScrapbookSteals.com Summer Team!

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Let’s kick things off with projects from the amazing Katrina Hunt. She always has a way with thinking outside of the box. Katrina took washi to a new level by creating an altered canvas, a card with die cutting washi and coasters! These are some absolutely great gift ideas because the holidays will be here before we know it.

Katrina says the altered canvas is really easy to do, but be make sure to seal it! She used a matte medium gel to cover the entire project.

When using washi with a die cutting machine, simply place the washi on cardstock and then cut! Katrina used her Cameo to help create this card with no trouble at all.

Lastly, Katrina found inspiration on the Design Dreams Japan blog to create  customized coasters.

Next lets take a peek at the amazing projects by Kerys Sharrock. Kerys had Halloween treats on the brain and created this darling altered Prima flower bottle.

She also put the sketch that Regina created for Mid Week Mojo—Pearl 7, to use on this darling Halloween frame.

I secretly love that Kerys was given washi tapes that make great Halloween projects because this witch card and Halloween wreath are truly exceptional! Be sure to stop by Kerys’ blog for extra info on these projects.

Lastly we finish things up with projects from the girl that totally deserves Mom of the Year award. Not only has Regina Mangum already made a positively darling mini album ready for photos of her sons upcoming reptile themed birthday party, but she is arranging for live wiggly, squirmy and creepy-crawly reptiles to be at the birthday party. Yup. Coolest mom and mini album ever.

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The past three months have flown by so quickly and I want these three amazing ladies to know how much they will be missed. You are all so very dear to me and I love you as if you were my sisters! (I don’t have any, so I’ll just claim you anyway.) Thank you for putting up with all of my craziness and for helping us work out the kinks in the design team process. Good luck in all that you do and know that there will always have a warm chair waiting for you here at ScrapbookSteals.com!  MWAH!

For those of you wondering when we will be announcing the three amazing fresh faces of the fall term, be sure to check into the blog next Tuesday at 9AM MST for a little meet and greet. You are all definitely in for a continuation of W-O-W!

Fancy Pants Designs October 31 Collection

It’s a little bit scary that we are already at the end of September. One thing I genuinely look forward to at this time of year is the abundance of fall colors, the crispness in the air, and that favorite holiday when I met my husband nearly 23 years ago! In celebration of Halloween, Design Team member Regina Mangum wows our world with today’s steal the Fancy Pants Designs October 31 collection.

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I was so excited to get to play with the Oct. 31 collection from Fancy Pants—Halloween is such a fun holiday and I love, love, love the non-traditional color palette. I created a few projects for you today, beginning with a treat box and card set!

I created a card using one of the fun panels included on the patterned paper. There were so many I could make a ton of cards! This one was so cute, and I loved that I could make a coordinating box for treats. The collection’s ribbon is darling, as are the wonderful buttons. They’re perfect colors for embellishing any project! The treat box makes use of one of the terrific chipboard elements. I’ll be filling this with candy corn and giving to a friend of mine who adores that sweet treat!

I couldn’t resist making another card with the gorgeous patterned paper. I love these little pumpkin design embellishments and I added the “Boo” and witch’s hat from the chipboard elements. The teal color really pops and is so unexpected!

Finally, I had to make a layout for when my son was a funny little skeleton for Halloween. The alpha stickers are so pretty and the papers are so vibrant—those pennant chipboard elements are to die for!

Thanks so much to ScrapbookSteals.com for introducing me to a new company. This collection blew me away and I have plenty left over for non-Halloween projects too!

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Regina, as always, your projects are absolutely outstanding. You made me even more excited for Halloween! You have been an absolute joy to have on our team and I’m so excited that tomorrow we are lucky enough to see amazing projects from you, Katrina and Kerys. A day not to be missed, for sure!