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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.

Lily Bee Design Hand Made | Mid Week Mojo

Today’s steal, the Lily Bee Design Hand Made collection, came at the perfect time! Last week I coerced my two oldest daughters and their BFFs to go to the lake for a photo shoot. Without any coordinating on their part, they all managed to wear clothing that works perfectly with Hand Made! Gotta love when that happens! It was such a fun evening and these papers are so perfect to preserve this amazingly fun, complicated, carefree, and silly time in their lives.

The Hand Made collection was such a pleasure to work with. I have always loved the Lily Bee collections for their bright, happy and clean designs, and I really love how this week’s Mid Week Mojo layout turned out!

I wanted to make this layout super girly, without overbearing the fun photo of these sweet girls. To achieve that effect, I used my Cameo to cut out a flower lace background. I didn’t want it to overwhelm, so I used the same paper as the background and layered it on top to create a subtle floral design. This same idea could easily be achieved by using a die cut as a mask and misting the background paper. I then used some strips of the fun papers and added some of the die cut embellishments to all a little color and design.

I absolutely adore the note card embellishments that come with today’s steal. They worked out perfectly to create my title block.

One of the note cards also worked out perfectly for my journaling block.

Well done Lily Bee! I have already used up scraps of this collection to create another layout from this fun night. Such a fantastic collection!

It’s been another great week of inspiration at ScrapbookSteals! Our Facebook fan page has been exploding with amazing interpretations of Lori’s sketches last week. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by be sure you do!

This week our lucky random winner happens to be Marisa Torp!

Such a fun layout and interpretation of Lori’s sketch!

Marisa, if you will please send an email to service@steals.com letting them know that you are this weeks winner, we will be happy to get some scrappy swag headed 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.

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.

Also be sure to stop by on Friday for this months Blog Hop! So many fun ideas.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz Collection

For all of you Graphic 45 lovers, you are in for an absolute treat today. Fall Design Team member Liz Qualman totally rocks her first project for ScrapbookSteals.com using today’s steal, the Graphic 45—The Magic of Oz collection. The eclectic mix of Wizard of Oz inspired papers are the perfect crossover for fans of Wicked and Halloween alike!

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It’s almost time for witches, ghouls and goblins to take to the street and harass your neighbors for candy, which means it is time for you to get ready to document those precious Halloween moments.   The Magic of Oz collection from Graphic 45 was really fun to work with because of its unique Wizard of Oz graphics – not exactly your typical Halloween collection.   However, I really love how my Wicked Witch of the West layout turned out because so many of the elements in the collection are perfect for Halloween pages.  The bold titles around the border of the purple Wicked! patterned paper made a great background for my page and I chose to cut a piece of the green Parcel Post patterned paper to add to the middle for contrast to both the photo and the border.

The chipboard pieces in this collection are a fantastic quality with vibrant colors and really make excellent embellishments for a project.  These wicked chipboard buttons were a fun accent and only needed a bit of foam tape and some baker’s twine to finish them off and make them pop.  I used my circle cutter to add a little orange border from the Munchkins patterned paper.

I also love the sentiments on these chipboard tickets because even though there are no scarecrows, lions or tin men in the photo, these little trick or treaters have plenty of brains, heart and courage and will use them to make it through this night of mischief.

It’s fun to use Halloween collections for more everyday photos and pages.  I used some of the less graphic backsides of the patterned papers to make an Autumn page about love.  Layering many of the colors together adds a nice variety and makes the papers seem less like Halloween and more like a fall palette.

It’s kind of funny that these beautiful flowers were included in what seems more like a Halloween collection, but they got me thinking about using the papers and palettes to make a Fall layout, so of course I was glad to have them.  I used a leaf punch to cut the green leaves from the Emerald City paper that I also used to create the green sentiment strip that runs across the photo.

The chipboard tags are beautiful and easy to write on with a gel pen.  I merely added some twine for texture and used a bit of foam tape to make the tag stand out a bit more from the paper.  I also used my Martha Stewart Cherish Punch to make the border on the Scatterbrained Scarecrow patterned paper and then added a bit of black velvet floss to stitch through the holes created by the punch.

I think the unique graphics in The Magic of Oz collection are a fun challenge to create projects for Halloween or for Autumn.  I really enjoyed the push to think outside the box and make some novel pages about my family.

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Liz—you have absolutely taken “inspiring” to an entirely new level. You make me wanna hit that “steal” button and get my scrappy on. Right. Now!

Thank you for your gorgeous projects and I’m sure I’m not alone in eagerly anticipating what you will have in store for us next month.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and finds a little time to get crafty!

We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon

Sew you want to add a little pizazz to your project but aren’t quite sure what it’s lacking? Today Design Team member Katrina Hunt shows us how easily the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon can add spice to your project and help put a dent in the gorgeous ribbon collections we’re all hoarding.

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Hey ScrapbookSteals.com fans, Katrina here with a fun little tool that I got to use for my design team assignment. It’s the Sew Ribbon tool from We R Memory Keepers.

These are nifty little gadgets that come in a variety of styles that you can use. I used two for my project today, the Flower and Scallop. I actually had the Scallop in my stash of tools, so I had a pretty good idea of how these work. I also got the Sew Ribbon Purple and Violet ribbon packs.

On my first project I wanted to use the Flower tool. I used it to “cross-stitch” and this particular punch is just about like that, except you are using ribbon to stitch with.

The ombre trend (or graduation in color) is one of the hot trends right now, The ribbon packs are perfect to try this with. The tool is easy to line up if you just watch carefully and take your time. This is such a simple card to make, but packs a punch with the variation of color. I added a punched border strip with ribbon, a phrase sticker, and some butterflies I hand cut out of Little Yellow Bicycle Elizabeth Park paper I had.

I wanted to show these would also work on a layout. I used the Scallop tool for this one. I pulled out my Studio Calico Heyday collection (which I got on ScrapbookSteals and is available in the archive!) and got to work. I decided on my first couple of layers so I would know where I wanted to place my punch. Then I punched my holes and sewed my ribbon in place as the first step of my layout.

I added a small bow at the bottom because, well, I like bows! This ribbon is from my stash. It was a little wide by a smidge, but it worked.

That’s all from me today and this is one of the last times I will be on the blog. I have had SO MUCH fun working with Kristy, Brittany, Regina, Kerys and the entire ScrapbookSteals.com team.

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Gosh Katrina! I’m getting a little bit misty thinking about this term coming to an end. It’s been such a true delight to work with you. As always, it was such a treat to see your creations and I know you will continue to hang out and share with us. :)  Good thing we will have one last hoorah with all three of you girls on the last Friday of the month!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Be safe. Have fun. And get scrappy. :)

Jenni Bowlin 9 to 5 Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 7

Back to school. Those three words bring such peace and joy to my heart! And you know what else does? Back to school supplies. The glorious array of organization tools, labels, notebooks, pens, pencils, and post it notes make me so happy. Today’s steal, the 9 to 5 collection by Jenni Bowlin, echoes my love of office supplies. All of Jenni’s little embellies bring the perfect “organization” to any page.

It was so much fun to see a sketch from Design Team member Katrina last month that I asked Regina if she would provide us with one. It’s a treat for me to be given some inspiration and then make it blossom in my own creative way just like you ladies do each week.

I was delighted when ScrabookSteals fan Jennifer Collins sent me photos of her sweet little lady in case I needed something fresh to work with. How could I resist scrapping photos of this little angel?

It was hard to settle on which of the six photos she sent me to use but when I saw the “he said,” “she said” note cards in today’s collection I knew I wanted to use them as a big part of the layout. I thought of how fun it will be for both mom and dad to record their feelings of the new little princess in their family.

Keeping in theme with Regina’s sketch, I used the row of tickets across the bottom of the layout as one of the borders, then used some washi in combination with the chipboard buttons and some flowers as the other border area. I also used a little Mr. Huey’s mist to alter the chipboard letters which I included on the layout.

Now for a treat in seeing already how Regina Mangum interpreted her own sketch. I LOVE THIS!

Thank you so much Jen for allowing me to scrap a photo of sweet little Julia! I have five more sitting on my desk so you never know when she may make another appearance. ;)

Speaking of appearances, your layouts this week have been absolutely fantastic! Keep it up girls! This week Julie Koets is our lucky random winner. I’m blown away by Julie’s interpretation of the Pearl 6 sketch.

I love everything right down to the texture, the stamping, and the misting. Way to take a good sketch and make it fab, girl! Julie, please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are this week’s winner and we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

For those of you just joining us, now is a great time to jump in on the fun! 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.

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. We have lots of fun!