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Pearl – Layout 3

Gosh, it’s great to be back Mid Week Mojo’n with you all! I’m thrilled that I get to work with the Kiwi Lane Designs Borders and Accessories.  My passion for paper crafting was rejuvenated when I was introduced to Kiwi Lane Designs. Combine that with how honored I am to be part of their 2012 design team and I’m pretty much giddy to be sharing my creations!

I recently returned from teaching a class at the Craft and Hobby Association show in Chicago. My class ended early in the morning so I had the rest of the day to hang out with a few of the lovely ladies that helped me in my class. We pulled up our tourist britches, jumped on the train, and spent the rest of the afternoon exploring downtown Chicago.

I love how today’s steal, the Kiwi Lane Designer Templates, works to create a layout in a snap! I’m crazy in love with the brackets and tags templates and use them often.

I love how perfectly the bracket templates work for a journaling block on the go. I created this layout last weekend at a crop and it was so nice to be able to create a perfect bracket without lugging around an electronic die cutting machine.

One of my favorite techniques with the smaller templates is to cut out paper and then fold them into a unique fringe. Each different template gives you a completely new look!

Of course, the tags make perfect banners. I simply can’t get enough! (Which is probably pretty obvious with my recent layouts and cards!) :)

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and say hi to Kiwi Lane Designs, please do! Let them know that ScrapbookSteals and this Mojo Mama says hi!

I loved seeing the creative interpretations of Katrina’s sketch from last week and I’m looking forward to taking a stab at it myself! I’m happy so many of you found a little scrappy time in your schedule, especially this week’s lucky random winner Liz Martinez! I love the fun photos of her girls!

Liz, please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know you are this week’s random winner and we will be happy to send a prize to you.

On that note, I’m just so fired up about last week’s awesome participation (and the fact that I actually made a two-pager!) I think we will do a bonus random drawing next week. How’s that for a little extra incentive to get your scrappy on?

I hope you all have a positively amazing day!

Jillibean Soup, Cream of Mushroom | Mid Week Mojo

Topaz Club — Layout 10


Wow! Another ten weeks have whisked by and here we are at the final installment of our Topaz Club series. To celebrate we have a new manufacturer to the ScrapbookSteals family once again — welcome Jillibean Soup! I love today’s steal from the Jillibean Soup, Cream of Mushroom collection.

This collection is so rich and fun and perfect for fall. I was so excited when I realized how perfectly it would work with some very recent photos that I took of my son on one of our day dates.

I absolutely adore the trims that come with this collection. They make the perfect addition to the page along with the Journaling Sprouts.

I’m quite certain that this is one collection that I will be excited to pull out and use again.

Now before I get into the details of the exciting Topaz prize which has been brought to us by Kiwi Lane Designs, I will announce the winner of the Topaz #9 random drawing.

This week’s lucky winner is Kassandra Missen. Not only do I love this layout but I am incredibly touched that the sketch inspired her enough to create a page out of chronological order.

Kassandra, if you will send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a prize out to you!

Now for the scoop on the big Topaz prize.

Kiwi Lane Designs has graciously sponsored the Topaz prize by sending us these three templates to give to one of you!

  • Tiny Sweetheart
  • 12″ Abbie Road
  • Wildflower

To add a little fruity kicker to the combination we are throwing in a combination prize pack of Lime Twist by My Mind’s Eye for an approximate total prize value of $60.00! What better combination than to use a little Kiwi Lane Design love on some brand new My Mind’s Eye papers? Right. I didn’t think there was a better combo!

In order to win this amazing prize package here is what you need to do.

  1. Complete all 10 topaz layouts. Don’t forget that Topaz #10 must be completed and posted by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, October 3rd.
  2. Make sure all 10 topaz layouts are posted somewhere online.
  3. Provide a link to your creations in the “Totally Topaz” blog post. This can be a link to a gallery hosting all of your creations, or individual links. Just make sure that everything is listed in one post.

If you are new to 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.

Good luck everyone! May the scrappy mojo be with you.

Kiwi Lane Designs = Framing Bliss!

I sort of wish it were me heading back to school next week so that I could head to English class and learn vocabulary that could express my love for today’s steal from Kiwi Lane Designs. I have not had so much fun or been so inspired to keep creating layouts in a very long time. I attribute it wholeheartedly to the whimsical designs and creative freedom which using the framing templates from Kiwi Lane Designs provides.

If you missed out on my cards from Monday, I was able to use the card templates which are being offered today as a steal. I put a slight twist on the sketch which was provided with the packaging and came up with these cards.

Of course I had to create one project with each of the sets being offered today. With the Wildflower Combo, I made this fun summer layout. I’ve always been so in love with flowing cascades cut from paper but never in my life imagined it would be so easy to create them and have them look perfect! No more free handing hoping that things will look right in the end.

I love the big floral templates, and of course what is not to love about brackets! No more having to lug around a big electronic die cutting machine to crops. The Kiwi Lane Designs templates are compact and easy to just toss into your crop bag.

Next I created a layout with the Playtime Combo templates.

I love circles. I love how easy it was to cut out a circle to frame my photo and the 12″ borders in this set are so fun for anything from children to travels. The shapes set included in this set were also the perfect elements to finish of my layout about my little boy and wondering what he dreams about. Could it be superheroes, or playing cars? (Really, I’m sure they’re all about what kind of trouble he can get in to!)

Lastly I created a layout using the 8″ Mini Combo templates. I completely owe the fact that this is my favorite layout that I’ve made in a very long time either to the subject matter (handsome husband!), or to the templates. Maybe a little of both.

To create this layout I simply took the templates, cut out random shapes in varying patterns, trimmed some so they weren’t quite 8″ and then layered them until I found a framing for my photo which was visually pleasing.

I seriously cannot say enough good about Kiwi Lane Designs and their product. Now if I turn up missing, you’ll know where to find me. I’ll be in my craft room framing it up!

Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday…unless I get lost in my templates. ;)