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American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 6 of 10
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The American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection has so many bright, fun papers and embellishments, picking a theme truly is difficult. From patterned papers, bright colors and tags, to die cut shapes, stickers and even a date stamp – you really are spoilt for choice! This collection just shouts out Amy Tangerine!

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

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch using American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection

And here is my layout:

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I loved this background paper . It is very plain and simple, with a few printed on elements in the top left hand corner. I wanted to add a little more dimension and texture to this, so added some extra papers, stickers and hand stitching – the design is the same, it just has a little more interest now.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I also loved all the different elements in this collection so much, I wanted to try and use them all! I love the look of clustered embellishments on layouts and this seems to be a big trend on Amy Tangerine layouts. So I thought I would give it a try! I used some of the die cuts in the collection, along with punched circles and stickers to create this layered, clustered embellishment.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I then felt that I needed to balance out the layout with a few more embellishments in the bottom right corner. I added some stitching for texture, along with a layered sticker and more of the die cut embellishments. Unfortunately the date stamp didn’t go back to 2002 which is when the photograph was taken, but it does have some great sentiments so I used the ‘snapshot’ wording to add another few details.

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Lastly, I added some ‘hidden journaling’. I really don’t like to see my handwriting on a scrapbook layout, so I much prefer hidden journaling. The small journaling cards that come in the collection were perfect for this. I highlighted it with the small arrow stickers, just so people know it is there!

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

You girls totally rocked the sketch last week – I love how you all had positive comments about the double page layout! You may see a few more of those in the future. Our lucky random winner for the week is Carla I! Carla – I love the color combination and papers you have used, and those photos are 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!

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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 great inspiration from our new Design Team member Bev Code! I’ve already had the pleasure of looking through these projects – all I can say is -  you’re not going to want to miss this one!

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!

Lawn Fawn Bright Side Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 4 of 10
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Today’s steal, the Lawn Fawn Bright Side Collection, is so bright and colorful it really makes you think of spring and summer! The double-sided papers have such cute patterns and colors perfect for little girls everywhere!

Today’s guest designer, Michele Duffy, shows us just how super cute this collection is, with a great sketch to inspire us all!

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I’ve got a little confession to make.  I consider myself more of a cardmaker than a scrapper.  I’m working on that, though.  With the help of MWM sketches I’ve filled up two albums in the last year and a half!  So when I started to think about what kind of sketch I might create this week in order to inspire some true scrappers out there, I actually started with one of my cards.  Here’s one of my go-to card layouts, adapted to a 12×12 layout.  I think you could easily use one photo or several clustered together, up to you!
I got to create with Lawn Fawn’s lovely “Bright Side” paper collection.  I own several Lawn Fawn stamps, but this was the first time I used their patterned papers.  I love the tone-on-tone prints and bright colors in this collection. “Bright Side” definitely lives up to its name!
Here’s my layout, I used one 4×6 print trimmed down a little bit.
Now, I like pre-made embellies just as much as the next girl, but when working with this steal I was reminded that my love of paper crafting is really about one thing: the paper! I layered strips of paper along the left edge of the paper, using a border punch to make some pretty scallops.  I repeated the scallop border along my photo and journaling.  I then used some easy techniques to turn patterned paper into embellishments.  For instance, I punched these butterflies from the pink and turquoise papers for a quick corner embellie.
I also stamped and fussy cut some flowers to add some color by the title.
And fussy cut a tulip from the ‘smell the roses’ sheet of patterned paper to dress up my journaling block.
Most of the Bright Side prints are small and perfect for cards.  So let’s put that ‘layout’ sketch to work on some cards!
I gave this next card a less feminine and flowery look by using the green and blue papers on a kraft cardstock base.  (This is the back of the ‘jump for joy’ paper included in the collection.)
That’s it for me today!  Thanks so much for having me as your guest sketcher and I look forward to seeing your layouts this week!
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Thank you so much Michele! Your daughter is just adorable and this collection works just perfectly for her! I’m hitting that ‘steal’ button today!

The winner of last week’s Mid Week Mojo Jade #3 is…

Stephanie U for her awesome interpretation of Jade #3!I love the way you rotated the sketch and used photographs that your child had taken! 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!

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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 tomorrow for the announcement of the new ScrapbookSteals.com Winter Design Team – you may just recognise a few faces!

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 Merry & Bright Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 2 of 10
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The Carta Bella Merry & Bright Collection has so many gorgeous papers, stickers and embellishments, you won’t know what to use first! It has fun, bright papers and patterns and it really is perfect for girls and boys. The coordinating chipboard accents, layered chipboard, and decorative brads really do finish off the collection perfectly. Here is this week’s sketch (a little different from the norm!) – hope you like it!

And here is my layout:


I think I managed to use almost every little embellishment! I just LOVE the bright colors and patterns.

You girls totally rocked Jessica’s sketches last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Bev Code.

Bev – such an adorable Christmas layout! I love the traditional colors and banner! 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!

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. If you’re 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.

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 this month’s Blog Hop! I’ve seen a sneak peek of all the fantastic projects – believe me – your not going to want to miss this one! :-)