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Let’s bond with the iBond!

Let’s bond with the iBond!

Can you believe it? For our birthday we are soooooo excited to be bringing to you today’s steal, the iBond by Imaginisce. Imaginisce has totally rocked the innovation concept yet again. With its cordless design, now you can take your hot glue crafting projects anywhere. I can see it now—making hair bands—on a raft—in the middle of a lake. Okay well maybe that is a little far-fetched, but it is possible with the iBond.

First of all I used the smooshed button technique in action and made this card. I love how the white glue oozes out the sides of the button to give it just a little bit of character!

Next, I hit the dollar store to load up with some simple items to alter.

Here is what they turned in to!

We’d just like to take a quick minute to tell each and every one of you thank you for making our ScrapbookSteals family what it is. We can’t imagine celebrating our birthday without you. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this week as much as we have. Here’s to many more years of stealing together.

Be sure to check in later — we might still have a little *surprise* up our sleeves!

WRMK Cropadile | Mid Week Mojo #50

WRMK Cropadile | Mid Week Mojo #50

Can you believe it? We have reached another milestone in our Mid Week Mojos. Today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers, Cropadile is the perfect way to celebrate the Gold Club  milestone. Life as a crafter without a Crop A Dile is incomplete. :) I cannot say enough good about this tool and it’s truly one that should be in every crafter’s collection.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of using a Crop A Dile, once you do you will never go back. There is so much beauty to being able to set eyelets in the wee hours of the morning without making so much as a sound.

Many of you have inspired and touched me over the past 50 weeks and my life is greater for it. In return I wanted to take a moment this week to pay special tribute to some wonderful friends of mine who recently lost their son in a tragic accident.Yesterday while I was enjoying the celebration of “Gare Bear’s” life during his funeral services, I wondered how I could give back to my friends and realized then that I would take this time to pay tribute to them as parents and to little Gare Bear and the joy that he brought to so many in his short little life with this single photo creation.

To my friends, thank you. Thank you so much for being such stellar examples as parents. Even though you are relatively new parents in the grand scheme of things, you both certainly had a home filled with love and and that permeated not only throughout your home but your actions. Thank you for being an example to me in the way that you handle challenging situations with three boys. Thank you for merely being you and for reminding me about the important things in life. I hope that this little tribute to Gare Bear will bring you comfort at this time of sorrow.

I used the Crop A Dile to set a few eyelets along the heart border of this page to add a little bit of interest.

Now it’s that time that we all love! The random winner for MWM #49 is Sam Black!

Sam, we love that you are a part of our family and we love seeing your sketches week after week. If you would please send an email to service@scrapbooksteals.com, we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

It’s time to pay close attention as to what to do in order to be eligible for our Gold Club series drawing. We are so thankful to Imaginisce for being the amazing sponsors of our next club giveaway. It’s a prize package valued at $119.81! I’m pretty sure that is one you will not want to miss! Here’s what you need to do for your chance to win:

  • For sketch #50, leave your comment here as normal, including a link to your project posted on our Facebook fan page or personal blog. You have until Monday, July 11th at 11:59PM MST in order to leave your comment in order to be eligible for our reglar weekly drawing.
  • If you are a Gold Club member, meaning that you have completed sketches #41 – 50 then you will need to leave a comment posted on the “I’m Gold” blog listing the names and links if possible of all ten sketches.
  • If you are a member any of the previous clubs; Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire, then you are able to leave an additional comment on the “I’m Gold” blog posting listing the names of each 10 layouts with links if possible for each club that you are a member of. If you are a member of all five clubs then you have five separate chances to win. Just be sure to leave them in separate comments or they will only count as one!

We truly can’t wait to see what amazing creations you come up with this week.  Be sure to take a little time to catch up on any layouts which you haven’t had a chance to make yet since we have a special giveaway up our sleeves for week number 52 which quite frankly, rocks my world! One little piece of homework for that which I will give you the heads up for right now is we will require links or an email with all 52 images. That’s how rockstar the giveaway is going to be.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

It’s a Garden Party | Mid Week Mojo #47

It’s a Garden Party | Mid Week Mojo #47

Imaginisce has totally outdone themselves once again with the dreamy summer colors and fantastic embellishments in today’s steal, the Imaginisce Garden Party Collection.

I was so thrilled when I asked for photos from one of  fans to scrapbook for this weeks Mid Week Mojo and realized just how perfectly the photos coordinated with today’s steal. For today’s sketch, I couldn’t decide which of the darling photos of Miss Akiha so I decided to use them all and make a two-pager.

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I couldn’t have asked for better embellishments to work with to add the finishing touches to the layout, including chipboard stickers, die cuts, brads and some pretty amazing ribbon!

I also love the story that Charissa shared about her daughter and her pool loving adventures, so made sure I left adequate journaling space to tell all of the details.

Thank you so much Charissa for letting me scrap a little piece of Miss Akiha’s life. :)

Now it’s time for our lucky weekly random winner. A huge round of applause goes out to Andria Dekker and her fabulous take on last week’s sketch.

Andria, if you would please email your address to service@scrapbooksteals.com, we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

As for this week, be sure to get your layouts posted to our Facebook fan page, or personal blog by Monday, June 20th, at 11:59 pm, in order to be eligible for next weeks random drawing.

Also, don’t  forget about our next online crop on June 24th.

Have a happy Mojo day!

Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with random.org. The contact information you provide will not be shared and will only be used to notify winners. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. 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.

Make Your Own Princess Party!

Make Your Own Princess Party!

The long awaited return of the Imaginisce Enchanted collection has finally come! If you missed out last time, don’t delay as today’s steal is sure to fly. Not only is it fabulous for those scrapbook pages for your little princess, but it’s perfect the makings of a princess party.

As soon as I knew I’d be working with the Enchanted collection, I knew I wanted to piece together a little how to for easy birthday party ideas. First off we need an invite.

To make this invitation:

  • Make a card base from white cardstock  measuring 5.5  x 11″ and fold in half. Scallop the bottom of the card if desired and ink the edges.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 5.25 x 4.5.” Ink edges and adhere to front of card toward the top, leaving a white border at the bottom.
  • Print out “It’s a Princess Party” onto white cardstock. Ink edges and adhere to front of card toward bottom of patterned paper.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle measuring 3″ in diameter. For Silhouette users, I used the Scallop Grid design. Ink edges and adhere to front of card.
  • Use a crown embellishment from Enchanted collection or other crown die cut. Ink edges and adhere with 3-D foam mounting squares on top of scalloped circle. For Silhouette users I used the crown from the Princess set. Add gem embellishments if desired.

Next we need to add a little decoration to the top of our cupcakes.

To make cupcakes toppers:

  • Cut out a scalloped circle out of white cardstock measuring 3″ in diameter. For Silhouette users I used the “circle scallop med” design. Ink edges.
  • Cut out a thin circle measuring 2″ in diameter.  Adhere to top of scalloped circle.
  • Use embellishments from Enchanted collection or other die cut crown.  Ink edges and adhere to front of circles using 3D mounting squares.
  • Embellish with sticker glass from Enchanted collection.
  • Affix to a toothpick and insert into top of cupcake.

Of course a party isn’t complete without a thank you goodie bag.

To make gift bags:

  • Find small paper bags in party section of the store.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock  measuring just smaller than the front of the gift bag. Ink edges and adhere to front.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring just smaller than the piece of white cardstock, so that a thin white border will show.  Ink edges and adhere to front of white cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of different patterned paper in a strip measuring 1.5″ tall and the width of the patterned paper for the front of the bag. Scallop edges if desired, ink and adhere to front of bag toward bottom of bag.
  • Fold a silk flower in half and adhere to the front of bag on top of scalloped patterned paper strip.
  • Use the carriage stamp from the Enchanted collection and stamp onto white cardstock. Scallop edges if desired. Ink and adhere on top of patterned paper.
  • Trim patterned paper leaving a 1/8″ around the edge of stamped image block. Ink edges and adhere to top of silk flower using 3D foam squares.
  • Add additional accents if desired.
  • Print out name tags, ink and attach to handle of bag with ribbon from Enchanted collection.

One more addition to make the princess party complete—a photo frame to preserve the memory of the day.

To make frame:

  • Paint back and sides of wooden photo frame with acrylic paint that coordinates with patterned papers.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front surface of the frame. I find this easiest to do by laying the frame face down on the back side of patterned paper and tracing the edges with a pencil. Ink edges and adhere to front of frame.
  • Cut another piece of patterned paper measuring about 1/4″ smaller from the outside edge than the base layer of paper. Round and ink edges. Adhere to front of frame on top of the other patterned paper.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle from white cardstock measuring 3″ in diameter. Ink edges and adhere to lower right hand corner of frame.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle from patterned paper measuring 3″ in diameter. Ink edges and adhere to top of white circle using 3D foam squares.
  • Add castle from sticker glass to center of circle.
  • Tie bow out of ribbon and adhere to top of frame.

Now most importantly, may your princess birthday party live happily ever after!

How To’sday: T-shirt Makeover by Cristine Redmond

It’s How To’sday again!  I love featuring ideas from you crafty divas. Today’s how to comes to us from Cristine Redmond with a fun idea for a t-shirt makeover.

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My daughter has a cute, magenta-colored shirt that has been collecting dust in her closet, so I decided to alter it to make a Valentine’s Day shirt for her.

Using my Silhouette, I created this template using a rhinestone pattern. It originally only had two hearts, but I altered it to make three. I taped the template down to the shirt to make sure it didn’t move while I was placing the rhinestones.

I placed the i-rock rhinestones in the holes of my template using a wet q-tip.

Once all of the rhinestones were in place, I secured them using my i-rock. I secured them with the template in place first, just in case they moved or didn’t stick. Then I removed it and went over them all again just to make sure they were really stuck on the shirt.

This is the final product!  I love love love how it turned out and my daughter is super excited to have a “new” shirt. I definitely had fun using my new toys! :)

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I was so inspired by Cristine’s idea to mesh together the functions of the Silhouette and the iRock that I used her idea to make this St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Thank you Cristine for your great tutorial!

If you’d like to see your how to featured on an upcoming How To’sday, you can email directions and photos to kristy@stealnetwork.com. We’d love to put you in the spotlight.

Check in tomorrow for our next Mid Week Mojo sketch, featuring a layout about my latest addiction, Words With Friends.

Have a great day!