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We R Memory Keepers Anthologie Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 2

There are two things that make me really, really happy. (Okay, there are a bunch but you get the idea). Mid Week Mojo and We R Memory Keepers. Imagine my delight when that superstar of a buyer Brittany Perry told me I’d be fortunate enough to work with today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers Anthologie Collection. Yessiree, it just doesn’t get better than this! Perfect embellishments, a soothing and unique color palate, and subtle vintage designs are the perfect recipe for some good crafty fun!

As I was sifting through my printed photos I settled on this sweet photo of my boys who both crawled into my bed one morning fell back to sleep. As crazy as they make me at times with their fighting and screaming, it’s moments like this that make every moment that is tough absolutely worth it. Perfect little angels!

For the base of my layout I used one of the bracket die cut sheets in the collection and cut it down. I also cut a strip off of the doily edged die cut sheet to complete my border.

I love the mix of papers in this collection. I used my Silhouette to cut out some hearts and varied the prints to show off a great variety of the collection.

I also loved this die cut embellishment as it really does sum up my feelings for these little dudes and it also has a dreamy, wispy feel.

I can guarantee you that this is one of those collections that I will be using up every last scrap! I love it. Well done We R Memory Keepers and well done to all of you on the first week of the Coral series as well. I think we are in for some great fun this round. As always, we are happy to congratulate one lucky winner and this week that person is Melanie Carey.

Melanie, your layout is wonderful! You are such a doll and I can’t wait to see you at the retreat in just a few more days!

Melanie, be sure to send an email to service@steals.com letting them know you are this weeks winner and we will be happy to get some scrappy swag sent your way.

For those that don’t already know, 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.

Be sure to stop in tomorrow for a post from Design Team member Regina Mangum and Friday for an excellent farewell post from the entire Summer Design Team.

Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 1

Can you believe a new Mid Week Mojo series is already here? It’s a little mind boggling to think it’s time for a fresh start to our weekly inspiring fun. Lucky for me, I have a fun and fresh collection to kick things off. Today’s steal, the Heidi Swap Sugar Chic collection, is a great mix of feminine with a spunky wild side, and a gorgeous muted color palate. It definitely soothes the crafty soul!

When I was sorting through the photos that I had laying on my desk deciding what to scrap, I was thrilled when I realized how perfectly one of my photos from a summertime activity worked with Sugar Chic. I know some of you might be questioning another circle themed layout, but how could I resist when creating a layout about lots and lots of bubbles?

I definitely wanted to have a little more color involved with my background than just the aqua, and I didn’t feel like having a huge overwhelming circle, so I used the inner cut on one of my Lucky 8 punches and then layered different colors of the Sugar Chic papers behind so that the circle had a multi-color effect. I then busted out my iRock and added a gems to the middle circles.

As is very common for me, the embellishments  took a big stance in the design of my layout. I mean, how could I resist using the sparkly banners that come with today’s steal? I couldn’t. In fact, I had to use a lot of them. :)

Then I finished things out by adding a few of the unique embellies that are a part of the Sugar Chic line.

For initially wondering what I would make with today’s steal as I’m not crazy about faux animal prints like my daughter, I sure had a great time creating with it and now will have to be sure to take a photo of my Tess in her crazy clothes and document it! (As well as be sure to balance it out with some of the many other amazing prints in the collection, like the chevron. Swoon!)

Now down to business. First off, let’s congratulate the winner of the Pearl #10 Mid Week Mojo. Congrats are in order for Corinna Colquhoun!

You totally nailed Kerys’ amazing sketch, which is perhaps my favorite of the entire pearl series. Way to go! Now please send an email to service@steals.com with your address and we will be happy to get some sweet swag sent your way.

Now I have to take a quick moment to thank each and every one of you for participating in another amazing 10 weeks of Mid Week Mojo. It’s truly the highlight of my crafty week and I consider myself so genuinely blessed to have this opportunity to bond with each of you every week and to share a little piece of myself. You should also each be so proud of yourselves and your accomplishments! Even if you were only able to complete one layout at least you have one more layout to add to your history.

Now without further ado, I’d like to congratulate the winner of the amazing Authentique prize package valued at nearly $92.00! Erin Colby, you are our lucky random winner! A huge congrats to you and your completion of all ten Pearl Series Mid Week Mojos. This particular layout was one of my favorite of yours over the past 10 weeks.

We have already made arrangements to have your prize package shipped out to you so all you have to do is sit back and stalk the mail person! Oh, and be sure to share with us and our friends at Authentique!

Now for the new series. If you don’t already know, 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.

Have a splendid Wednesday and be sure to check in Friday for Design Team member Kerys Sharrocks September blog post.

We R Memory Keepers Down The Boardwalk | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 10

The first time I saw today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers, Down the Boardwalk collection, I was in the WRMK offices picking up a prize package for our last Mid Week Mojo Series. I turned green with envy at the lucky recipient of the entire boardwalk collection with its fresh, fun, sun bleached palate. As much as I wanted to keep it for myself, I had great faith that our wonderful Brittany would bring this amazing collection to us at ScrapbookSteals! Today, I get to use this gorgeous collection to create this week’s mojo, using the sketch provided by design team member, Kerys Sharrock.

Even though this paper collection is mainly beach themed, I couldn’t wait to get working with it. I wish I had some beautiful beach photos to work with, but being in Utah our beaches are pretty much nil. Kerys’ sketch with the sun and clouds made me think of some photos that I had snapped of my boys on a recent camping adventure. I was thrilled at how perfectly the paper collection actually worked with the photos and of course, Kerys’ sketch was a true delight to work with! (I now see why you all like Mid Week Mojo so much! It’s kind of fun to create based off of a sketch!)

I love how many different prints are in this paper collection, and the weathered look is perfect for so many uses.

There were even a few embellishment pieces that weren’t beach themed, that worked with my layout.

Be sure to check back a little later this week for Kerys’ version of this weeks Mid Week Mojo.  It’s DARLING!

Kerys, I have to admit I think this is one of my very favorite layouts ever! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

You girls totally rocked Erica’s sketches last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Heather Gray.

Heather, I can’t believe how big your little girl is getting! She truly is a beauty. 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 just yesterday that we were starting off on the Pearl mojos. To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this week’s sketch (Pearl 10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday September 17, 2012. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Pearl 10 creation.

To enter to win the Pearl Series Grand Prize:

  1. Complete all ten layouts from the Pearl Mid Week Mojo series. (You can reference this page for a link to the Mid Week Mojo sketches).
  2. Make sure that all 10 Pearl series layouts are posted somewhere online (like Facebook or a personal blog) and linked in one comment on the Perfectly Pearl blog post no later than 11:59 pm Monday September 17, 2012.

This time our fab friends at Authentique Paper are sponsoring our Pearl series prize. The amazing prize package with a retail value of $91.93 will include:

Collection kits from:

  • Carefree
  • Fresh
  • Curiosity
  • Enchanted

6×6 Bundles from:

  • Carefree
  • Fresh
  • Curiosity

So exciting! 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.

Good luck everyone!  :)

October Afternoon Rocket Age Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 9

While I already think anything October Afternoon makes is “out of this world,” I think today’s steal, the October Rocket Age Collection, is like the freeze dried ice cream of the astronaut’s diet. Absolutely yummy! :)

Today we’re in for a double dose of wonderful as we’re treated to the delights of this month’s guest sketcher, Erica Bass. It’s always so fun to see what wonderful talents our happy ScrapbookSteals.com community has to offer.

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When I was asked to be the ScrapbookSteals guest sketcher the converstation went like this:

Kristy Lee: Sooooo….. How do you feel about being the Guest Sketcher for ScrapbookSteals in September?  C’mon.  I know you wanna.  <3 Let us know!  :)

Erica Bass: Ummmm…. Let me think about that for two seconds….. Uh, yeah! I’m super psyched! Details please? :D

I’m still super psyched to be sharing October Afternoon Rocket Age with you! This line has the feel of a vintage T-shirt. It has slightly muted brights combined with deep blues and soft vanillas. It was so fun to work with. The hardest part was narrowing down which pictures to use for the sketch because I had so many that would work with this line.

I was really excited that this kit comes with a 12 x 12 sheet of Chip ‘n Stick chipboard stickers and a package of super cute rubber charms. I had to wrestle it away from my son a couple times!

Like I said, I really had a hard time choosing which pictures to scrap, so I made up one more sketch for you.


The label sticker sheets are so convenient for adding a little extra touch. Here I used the small labels to create a word collage.

I really enjoyed working with October Afternoon’s Rocket Age! I can’t wait to see all of the different interpretations of the sketches this week!

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Ah sheesh girl! You totally rocked the guest sketcher spot—out of this world. ;) Thank you so much!

And now it’s that happy time to announce the winner of the Pearl #8 Mid Week Mojo. Congrats are in order for Kassandra Missen.

I tell ya, for not being entirely confident and comfortable with last week’s sketch, you totally nailed it! If you will be so kind as to send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your address we will get some scrappy loot headed your way.

Thanks so much for participating girls! I’m excited that with a little duty change at work I’ll have a little more time to ooh and ahh over your amazing creations. It really brings me so much joy to see what you create each week.

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.

Have a splendid Wednesday and be sure to check in Friday for Design Team member Katrina Hunt’s September blog post.

October Afternoon Woodland Park | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 8

Some days I have to pinch myself. Why, you ask? Well, because of days like today when I realize how lucky I am to have a job scapbooking. Especially when I get to play with such stunning products, like today’s steal, The October Afternoon—Woodland Park collection. The rich colors and exquisite prints are a strong foundation for an amazing creation. I think it would be really, really hard to make anything less than perfect with this collection.

When I posted this Instagram photo to Facebook last week, a friend said it would be perfect for a Mid Week Mojo!  Little did she know how perfectly it would work with the Woodland Park Collection. My heart positively swoons over this collection as it is equally as perfect for boys and girls. I’m just afraid that my layout today doesn’t do it true justice!

As always, the October Afternoon collections are filled with amazing embellishments and papers. I knew I had to use the chevron paper as chevrons are kinda my obsession. I layered my photo on several sheets of paper, and then just kept adding. Whether that is a good or bad is yet to be determined, but how can you resist piling it on when everything is so divine?

The chipboard embellies and buttons always add a nice touch to a project as well.

I used the cardstock letter stickers for the title. I love how easily they move around for the indecisive soul that can’t quite determine where to put a title. (Yeah, that would be me.) I must admit that I’m not super fond of mixing wild prints for a title so for the letter “Y” I simply added some mist to it to give it a more solid color.

So there you have it! Like I said, I’m not sure if I did this collection justice or not. I do know I’ll be adding this collection to my stash in a heartbeat! It’s AMAZING.

Speaking of amazing, this is the layout by last week’s random winner, Marisa Torp!

It’s crazy how time flies! I remember when Marisa’s little guy was just an itty-bitty. It’s so much fun seeing all of your families grow up! Watch out Marisa, pretty soon you’ll be doing the kindergarten thing just like me! :) Marissa, please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know you are our winner and we will be happy to get some fun swag sent your way.

Have a great day and fabulous rest of the week!

Don’t forget if you want to throw your hat into the Fall Term Design Team ring, applications are due by Friday at 11:59pm!