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My Mind’s Eye Collectable Notable & Memorable | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 1 of 10
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Welcome to a new Mid Week Mojo Series! Get ready for 10 weeks of inspiration and chances to win!

The My Mind’s Eye Collectable Notable & Memorable Collections are everything you would expect from My Mind’s Eye! The Notable collection is full of vibrant blues, greens, yellows and oranges, with fun label stickers, layered stickers and title cards to match! The Memorable collection is a much ‘Springy’ collection, with soft patterns and color combinations. It’s perfect collection to make you wish for warmer weather and blooming flowers!

Here is this week’s sketch:

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch challenge using My Mind's Eye Notable Collection

I just love the vibrant colors of this collection – the mix of patterns and colors just scream ‘fun!’ to me, so I wanted to create a fun layout!

Scrapbooking layout using My Mind's Eye Notable Collection

The first thing that jumped out at me in this collection was the bright orange photo frame sticker! I just love this and decided to use it highlight one of my photos. The photo inside the frame is 2.5″ x 2.5″ which fit one of my photo’s perfectly!

Scrapbooking layout using My Mind's Eye Notable Collection

I wanted to use as many of the colors and patterns as I could on this layout, but didn’t want it to look too fussy. Instead of adding layers to the layout, I decided to use a more haphazard grid formation. I used the banner and stitching, along with some ‘popped’ up stickers, for more texture and interest than the basic plain grid.

Scrapbooking layout using My Mind's Eye Notable Collection

I used one of the title cards for my own title, but removed the orange sunburst from around the outside. Instead I hand stitched a chevron design in a lighter color, to highlight the title but not over-power it.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for Jade #10 is Krista Cook! Such a great layout! I love the color combo and the gorgeous die cut heart! Such an adorable photo and memory too!

Mid Week Mojo Jade #10 sketch challenge winner on scrapbook.steals.com

Now, without further ado, I’d like to congratulate the winner of $50 to spend at ScrapbookSteals! The winner of the 10-week Jade Series is…

Mid Week Mojo Jade sketch challenge winner on scrapbook.steals.com

Marisa T! A huge congratulations to you! Here are just a few of Marisa’s adorable layouts! Krista and Marisa, please send an email with your name, address, and which winner you are to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send you your prizes!

I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone for joining in this latest series, and for those of you who couldn’t manage them all – the new series starts today! I hope to continue to inspire you with some great products and sketches.

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 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 Winter Design Team Member Lisa Spiegel’s ‘super sweet’ inspiration.

Carta Bella Paris Girl | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 10 of 10
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Today’s steal, the Carta Bella Paris Girl Collection, is perfect for this time of year! It has all the colors and patterns for capturing your favorite Valentine’s Day photos. It is also perfect for those little (and big) girls out there. Today’s guest designer, Kassandra LePage, shows us just how super cute this collection is, with a great sketch to inspire us all!

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When I was asked to be a guest sketcher at first I was shocked then so thrilled! Then came the ‘can I do this?’ There have been so many amazing scrapbookers on here, I didn’t think I could compare. But I got to thinking everyone has such different styles and strengths, what did it really matter?
When I found out I got to work with Carta Bella’s Paris Girl, I was even more excited because this line is so gorgeous. When I got it in the mail I was even more amazed with the texture and quality of the paper. So I really wanted to feature the paper in my LO. So here is what I came up with.
Mid Week Mojo Jade#10 layout using Carta Bella Paris Girl
And here is the sketch:
Mid Week Mojo sketch Jade #10
I titled it ‘My Love, My Valentine’ and put the letters on all the rosette’s i made. Let me tell you, making all those rosette’s took along time but I think they really show off the paper well.
DIY handmade rosette embellishments
I love doilies and they always remind me of Valentines, so I wanted to add one in.
DIY handmade embellishments on scrapbooking layouts
I thought the ticket stickers that came with the set had such cute sayings on them, that I just had to use them as well.
DIY handmade embellishments on scrapbooking layouts
The 6×6 pad of paper is the same quality, and is also stunning! I just had to make a card with it! Here’s what I came up with.
DIY handmade card using Carta Bella Paris Girl collection
So that’s it for me, thanks for having me as a guest sketcher, I had so much fun working with this paper. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

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Thank you so much Kassandra! The rosettes and sketch are just adorable! I’m going to try my hardest to join in with this one.

The winner of last week’s Mid Week Mojo Jade #9 is…

Mid Week Mojo Sketch Challenge Jade9 winner on Scrapbook.steals.com

Lisa Moen for her awesome interpretation of Jade #9! I love the October Afternoon collection you used – the papers are so bright and fun! 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!

Can you believe we are nearing the end of another 10 week series? It seems like we just started on the Jade mojos. To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Jade #10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday February 18th, 2013. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Jade 10 creation.

To enter to win the Jade Series Grand Prize:

  1. Complete all ten layouts from the Jade Mid Week Mojo series. (You can reference this page for a link to the Mid Week Mojo sketches).
  2. Leave one comment with links to all 10 of your layouts on the Joyously Jade blog post no later than 11:59 pm Monday February 18th, 2013.

This time our fab prize is $50 to spend at ScrapbookSteals!

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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 more great projects from Winter Design Team Member Bev Code!

Simple Stories Summer Fresh Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 9 of 10
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The Simple Stories Summer Fresh Collection is everything you would expect from a Simple Stories collection! It has fun bright colors and patterns, lots of quotes and title borders, ready-made journaling card elements in varying sizes, and photo mats and border strips – all you need to make that perfect scrapbook layout, mini album, card or…well…anything really!

Here is this week’s sketch:

Mid Week Mojo Sketch Jade #9

And here is my layout. I loved the sunburst that this Simple Stories has in it’s journaling cards and headers, so I copied it and made it bigger! I fussy cut a lot of the embellishments from the 12×12 papers, added stitching and washi tape, buttons and brads. It all went perfectly with the Summer photo:

Scrapbooking layout using Simple Stories Summer FreshHere is a close up of the stitching. I hand pierced and hand stitched on this layout, adding coordinating colored buttons, just to give more texture and interest to the page.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

My title was fussy cut from one of the 12×12 sheets, and then lightly curled on the edges.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I wanted a small banner under my border, and so fussy cut this from another 12×12 sheet. Why spend the time creating my own banner when Simple Stories have done it all for me??

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I used a couple of strips of washi tape to ‘set’ my journaling/meaning onto. This was fussy cut from the sheets, I added extra pen stitching and a brad to the flower center.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for the week is Cherylane! Such a great layout! I love those papers and all the layers! 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!

MWM Jade 8 winner Cherylane

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 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 tomorrow for Part 2 of Winter Design Team Member Bev Code’s ‘Heart Galore’ inspiration.

American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 8 of 10
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The American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Collection is so much fun with modern patterns and colors, combined with softer pastels and flowers! There are journaling and patterned cards, phrase garlands, large tags, chipboard shapes, stitched ruffle strips, and even some thickers! I loved combining the different elements and textures for my layout – it certainly added lots of dimension!

Here is this week’s sketch.

MWMJade#8

And here is my layout:

Mid Week Mojo Jade #8

I love the fact that this collection allows you to create girl AND boy pages. The colors range from creams and pinks, to soft blues, greens and yellows, with the patterns being versatile too! I knew I wanted to use the ruffle strip on my layout somewhere – I just love the texture and it comes complete with the banner and buttons on it too! They have done all the thinking for you!MWMJade8 - 1

There are lots of fun elements in the chipboard pack – I used the heart, the arrow, the photo frame and the sentiment. The ‘life’ wording is actually one of many large tags in the collections, which I backed with some of the colored paper.

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Lastly, I fussy cut the triangles from a sheet of the patterned paper, and added a line of stitching running through them, for some more interest and texture to the page.

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I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for the week is Erica Bass! Erica – I love these photos and the papers you chose are just perfect! Such a cute layout! 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!

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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 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 the ScrapbookSteals.com blog hop! Such a great range of projects – you don’t want to miss it!

My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 7 of 10
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The My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection is just SO sweet and perfect for the girlies in your life! From pinks to creams, yellows to grays, you really can make your pages in any style you like. There are chevrons and flowers, dots and doilies, with a huge amount of embellishments to match. I love the die cut titles and layered stickers, and something new to me – enamel dots – they look just like brads but are adhesive, so no poking holes through the papers! There is so much more in this collection, including brads, chipboard, crocheted doilies and journalling cards – enough to make a whole scrapbook album!

Here is this week’s sketch. Hope you like it!

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch using MME The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection

And here is my layout:

My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection

I wanted to stay with a simple color combination for my layout so chose the pink, grey and white/cream papers. Even with all the patterns, the papers in the collection compliment and work well with each other. Here are some close up’s of my layout to show you how awesome the embellishments really are. You really don’t need to do anything else with them – they are all ‘ready to go’!

The layered stickers are so beautiful – they add great dimension to any scrapbook page.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I love the brads that come with every MME collection. They are all color coordinated and have other decorative elements which you can mix and match. I paired this with one of the label stickers just to give it a little more interest.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

And lastly, I just LOVE the title cards. You need to do very little with them – I just popped this one up over the wrapped twine, and added some of the enamel dots to highlight it. So simple and quick to do, yet I love the effect!

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I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for the week is Jessica Laureano! Jessica – I love the ‘boy’ page – the colors are perfect and great job on the sketch! Thanks for posting on Instagram too – you got yourself an extra entry! 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!

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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 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 Lisa Spiegel! Such a GORGEOUS collection – and she really has made it shine!