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Simple Stories Year.o.graphy Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 5 of 10
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The Simple Stories Year.o.graphy Collection has so many great papers and patterns, stickers and quotes for all year round you really won’t know where to start! You can document the whole of your year with just this one collection. All the big holidays are contained in this collection – I had a hard time choosing which one to document! As it is coming up to Valentine’s Day, I decided I would scrap the pictures from last year.And because there are so many great elements, I decided to do a double page sketch for you for a change! Here is this week’s sketch. Hope you like it!

And here is my layout:

You girls totally rocked the sketch last week. Thank you to Michele for creating such an inspirational sketch! Our lucky random winner for the week is Heather Gray! Heather – I love the color combination you have used, and the date ticket is cute! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!


If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. 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.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for some great inspiration from our new Design Team member Cristine Redmond! I’ve seen a sneak peek of all the fantastic projects and believe me – you’re not going to want to miss this one!

Archive Sale | Inspiration!

Today is the $5 Flat Rate Shipping Archive Sale across all STEALS.com sites! As there is no Mid Week Mojo this week (don’t forget – we have given you an extra week to complete your layouts!) I thought I would give you some inspiration using products from the archive.

First off is American Crafts Shoreline Collection this was one of my favorite products to work with when I was on The Summer Design Team!

Next we have Echo Park’s Everday Eclectic & So Happy Together – I love the bright colors and fun elements in these collections.

We also have another of my favorites in the archive - My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Collection – I just love the soft colors and all the embellishments that come with every MME collection!

And lastly, Pink Paislee’s Indigo Bleu Collection. I love the blues and yellows in this collection – perfect for boy or girl layouts!

 There are so many more products available in the archive and some great steals you don’t want to miss out on!

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for the final post from Fall Design Team member Amy Coose!

Lifestyle Crafts It Kit

I love what Fall Design Team member Julie Koets has done with today’s steal, the Lifestyle Crafts It Kit. Julie worked it! This is definitely going in my ‘steal’ cart today!

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I was thrilled when I was asked to work with the Lifestyle Crafts It Kits. The tags kit that I was asked to feature had 16 different tags that are easily cut using any die-cutting machine.  These kits are perfect for all paper crafters and will take your projects to new levels!
Keeping things simple, I first set out to make a quick card using the scalloped half circle to showcase my sentiment.
I tried another card, this time using four of the different dies.  The dark red paper was cut using one of the dies, along with the strip under my sentiment that I cut from balsa wood.  The tree is even made from three of the scalloped half circles that I folded and layered into a tree shape and the trunk was cut using a small rectangle die.
For my final project, I wanted to showcase as many of the dies as possible and add some life to a two page layout.  The banner die made it super easy to cut my title banner.  All of the shapes used to embellish this layout (with the exception of two strips of paper) were cut using dies from the tags kit.
It’s hard to believe, but my term on the Scrapbook Steals design team has officially come to an end.  I was lucky to work with other talented ladies and was thrilled to work with such great products.   Big thanks to ScrapbookSteals for letting this “ordinary fan” be part of such an amazing team.  I can’t wait to see who will get to inspire us for the Winter Design Team!

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Julie – I love all of the projects you have made over your DT term! You make it all look so easy! I just want to say a huge thank you for everything you have done and we hope to still see you on the blog and on Facebook in the future. :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for a new Monday Craft Madness!

Authentique Holiday Mega Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 3 of 10
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The Authentique Holiday Mega Kit has so many papers and sticker sheets from all different holiday collections you’ll be stocked up for a whole year of photos! It has Christmas papers, Thanksgiving papers, Halloween papers, all with coordinating stickers sheets – I didn’t know which collection to use! As I have so many Christmas photos already this year, I thought I would start scrapping them while the memories are still fresh. Here is this week’s sketch. Hope you like it!

And here is my layout:

You girls totally rocked the sketch last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Cathy Caines! Cathy – this is such an adorable  layout! Those photos are just so precious! I love the title and embellishment cluster. Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

Just for this week, there is a small change to the rules. We are giving you an extra week to complete this layout! With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we know your time will be stretched. You have until Monday, December 31 at 11:59 PM MT to get your submissions in! :)

If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. 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.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for some great inspiration from Julie Koets! I’ve seen a sneak peek of all the fantastic projects and believe me – you’re not going to want to miss this one!

Carta Bella Alphabet Junction

I love what Fall Design Team member Liz Qualman has done with today’s steal, the Carta Bella Alphabet Junction collection. This collection is bright and colorful, and comes with so many papers, chipboard embellishments, and brads. She definitely rocked it!

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Looking for some adorable children’s scrapbook collections at an unbeatable price?  You need to check out the Carta Bella Alphabet Junction collection at ScrapbookSteals.com today!  It has the most wonderful textured cardstock and patterns that are perfect for the little guys and girls in your life.  I made this fun, bright page about my little guy.

There are super cute sentiments and fun patterns to document your memories like this preschool photo of my son.  I really liked how there were plenty of places to hand write my journaling and how the texture of both the paper and the chipboard helped me avoid smudging.   The miniature stitching on this sticker is a wonderful detail.

I especially love how coordinated the cardstock stickers, chipboard pieces and patterned paper are in this collection and how they work together in clusters.  I used the alphabet stickers to make the title and then continued the sentiment with the cardstock sticker phrases.

It’s fun to use banners as a design element and make each of the embellishments part of the effect.  I cut banners out of some of the cardstock paper and then I snipped the ends of the cardstock sticker phrases to complete the banner look.

I thought it would be fun to use the Alphabet Junction patterned paper and stickers to create a more mature card.  This Delightful Stripe patterned paper used on the flip side with the XO pattern made a great focal point for the design of this romantic card.

The cardstock stickers are from the Carta Bella collection, but the clear stickers are from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I used two of my Martha Stewart punches to make the border and leaves.

This card took very little time and is focused around one of the alpha cards.  I added the chipboard title and the cardstock banner sticker to pull it together for a fun everyday card.

Love how the chipboard pops off the card and the light pink is such a fun color and contrast to the darker pinks in the papers.

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Liz – I love all of your projects! You make it look so easy! You have certainly inspired me to ‘steal’ today! I just want to say a hugethank you to Liz for being a member of our Fall Design Team. I have loved seeing each and every one of your projects – you are such a talented lady. Liz will be posting one last project on How To’sday on CHRISTMAS DAY! Be sure to check back in!

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for a new Monday Craft Madness!