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Glitz Design Happy Travels Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 2

Just like today’s steal, the Happy Travels Collection by Glitz Design, I’ve been enjoying some time off. I’ve spent the past week relaxing by the pools in Vegas with my hunny then working my tush off teaching a class in Chicago at the Craft and Hobby Association show.

Design team member Katrina Hunt stepped up and offered to help me out with this week’s Mid Week Mojo so there could be a little less crazy on my plate.  I think you’ll be happy that she did. Amazing talent. Amazing product. Amazing sketch.

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It’s Katrina here with Mid Week Mojo!  Go easy on me — I’m not used to making sketches, but I thought this one was fun and has some great possibilities.  And if you’re like me, you need a pick-me-up during the week.  I’m a girl who works for the weekend (or days off)!

I haven’t ever worked with Glitz Design before, so I was excited when the Happy Travels collection was the steal I was getting to work with.  The colors are more subdued that I usually go for, but I love the way they make the photos pop on my layout!

The airplane paper and clouds were the jumping off point for my overall layout.  And I loved the little glittered heart that was popped up on one of the cardstock stickers.  I just took it off and used it on my cloud!

The little epoxy sticker and gemstone were the perfect addition to my twine that I had wrapped around my picture.  There are lots of little items that you can add for details and I love that!

In place of the flags, I decided to use the numbers and just highlight that area in a different way than the flags.

And because  you can always change a sketch to use it however you want, I decided to make a card based on it.  Some of the collection is loved themed and some is travel, so I decided to make a love themed card. I thought the hearts coming out of the mason jar were fun.

Play along with us this week and make sure and link to your project so we can see it!

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Katrina, I love it! It’s so fun to see you use a collection that is a little out of your norm. Thank you so much for taking it on so I could enjoy a week off!

It’s random drawing time once again! This week’s lucky winner is Kelly Marks, who totally rocked the interpretation of Erin’s amazing sketch.

Please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are this week’s Mid Week Mojo winner and we will be happy to enable the addiction with a little more loot!

If you’re new to the Mid Week Mojo weekly sketch challenge then now is the time to jump on board as we begin fresh with another 10 weeks in our Pearl 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. Also don’t be shy about sharing your creations on our Facebook fan page! We love to drool over what you create.

My Mind’s Eye Nostalgia | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 1

Simply typing ‘My Mind’s Eye’ makes my crafty brain ignite in a frenzy. I have to admit I’m jealous that this month’s amazing guest Mid Week Mojo sketcher, Erin Schultz, got to work with today’s steal, the Nostalgia Collection by My Mind’s Eye. Erin has the magic touch with everything she creates and is destined to be one of those scrappers I will always reflect on, so today’s steal is a perfect fit for her in more ways than just one!

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I think I actually squealed out loud when I got the message from Kristy Lee asking if I would like to be a guest sketcher on Scrapbooksteals.com. I started scrapbooking with the very first Mid Week Mojo and look forward to  Kristy’s amazing inspiration each week!

As if guest sketching wasn’t enough, finding out I’d be working with the Nostalgia collection from My Minds Eye put me over the edge! My Minds Eye has been my absolute favorite paper company since I started scrapbooking. It makes up over half my paper stash!

Nostalgia did not disappoint. The soft colors and amazing embellishments in this collection are to die for!


I had so much fun working on this layout. Those chipboard banners add the perfect touch to any project! After finishing my layout I couldn’t stop thinking about what I could do with all the gorgeous embellishments I had left. They inspired me to create my first mini album!

If you’d like to see the rest of my mini album please hop over to my blog and check it out! Thank you so much Kristy and Brittany for the opportunity to create and hopefully inspire. <3

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Erin. You rock my world, girl. You always have such a fun and fresh interpretation of creating. Thank you so very much for being our guest sketcher this month!

And now is the moment that you’ve all been waiting for — to find out this week’s Mid Week Mojo winner and the winner of the Turquoise series grand prize from We R Memory Keepers!

Congratulations CHARITY BECKER, you are the lucky random Turquoise 10 winner! I’m thinking it must be Karma’s way of thanking you for all of your amazing How To’sday tutorials. :)

As always, true art! Please send an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send out some swag!

And now, drumroll please……..

Congratulations  MISTY BUCK, (you lucky little lady!), you are the new owner of the amazing prize package from We R Memory Keepers valued at nearly $100! That’s a pretty sweet deal for adding 10 new layouts to your albums over the past few months. Thank you so very much for being such an amazing part of our happy scrappy family and for taking the time each week to play along with us! We have taken care of getting your prize shipped out to you!

If you are new to the Mid Week Mojo weekly sketch challenge then now is the time to jump on board as we begin fresh with another 10 weeks in our Pearl 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. Also don’t be shy about sharing your creations on our Facebook fan page! We love to oogle over what you create.

Studio Calico Memoir | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 10

Happy 4th of July everyone! I love that today’s steal, the Studio Calico Memoir collection, happens to be on this day of celebrating. You might be asking what a beautiful collection of purples, yellows, blues and greens has to do with the day of red, white and blue. I’ll tell you! For me, it means the last 4th of July I’ll be able to celebrate with my brother and his family before they move to New Zealand. This collection could not be more perfect to scrap a photo we recently took with my entire family.

I absolutely adore Studio Calico. In fact, I dare say it could easily be competing for my number one favorite manufacturer. I love the graphic feel that is meshed with such a clean feel.

I had a lot of fun pulling apart the different elements included in the collection.

I knew I wanted to add a little bit of misting to my project so I flipped over the die cut paper that comes with the collection and used it as a mask on my background paper. I then cut up the same piece of paper and use it as the frame for my photo to continue the feel of the design.

I had fun doing a little fussy cutting and cut out some of the cog shapes and circles to create my embellishment cluster.

I added some of the ingenious “Scraps” and some of the chipboard for my title and my layout was complete!

I love that the Memoir collection helped me to preserve this photo. It realistically could be the last time that we are ever all together, as my dad suffers from poor health. So just a little reminder to you all, don’t hesitate to take photos, even if your son ends up pulling a silly face like mine did. ;)

Now it’s time to announce the lucky winner of the Turquoise 9 Mid Week Mojo. Jennifer  Blomquist, it’s a good thing you decided to get scrappy again! Random.org chose you as this week’s lucky winner.

I can’t believe how big Caitlin has gotten! Jennifer, please send an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send out a little scrappy goodness to you!

Can you believe this is it? The end of another 10 week series. To enter to win this week’s prize complete this week’s sketch (Turquoise 10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday July 9, 2012. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Turquoise 10 creation.

We are so excited that the Turquoise series grand prize is being sponsored by  We R Memory Keepers! If you are scrappy gung ho and interested in winning a grand prize with a retail value of $95.00 featuring the 815+ piece Down the Boardwalk Paper Pack,  the Retro Scallop Lucky 8 Punch, a Classic Leather Wine 12×12 Album, and a package of Photo Sleeves then here is what needs to happen:

To enter to win the Turquoise Series Grand Prize:

  1. Complete all ten layouts from the Turquoise Mid Week Mojo series. (You can reference this page for a link to the Mid Week Mojo sketches).
  2. Make sure that all 10 Turquoise series layouts are posted somewhere online (like Facebook or a personal blog) and linked in one comment on the TOTALLY TURQUOISE blog post no later than 11:59 pm Monday July 9, 2012

If you are 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!  :)

Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 9

Chatty: that pretty much sums up my sweet 11 year old in a word. In fact, she’s so chatty that sometimes I have to remind myself to really focus and listen instead of turn on the automated mommy, “uh huh.” When I saw today’s steal, the Bo Bunny Ad Lib collection, and all of its charismatic colors and phrases, I realized how perfect it would be for a layout about my sweet Tessa and her sometimes incessant chatter!

Ironically, the very afternoon I decided to do the layout about my little talker, she came to me with some very heartbreaking news. News that no 11 year old should ever have to come to their mom with, yet sadly so common in this world we live in.  Even though it’s a tender and touchy subject, I decided to document the experience because I’m so proud of my little talker and her willingness to choose the right in this crazy thing called life, even if it did come with some equally heartbreaking side effects. I want her to know when she is a mom exactly what courage this took and to have something to show her kids when they find themselves in similar situations.

I decided the bracket paper that came with the collection was a little too busy for my wishes, so I cut out the center and adhered it to the top of the red ruled paper. Worked out perfectly for my journaling.

I then finished things up with some of the amazing embellishments (which smell good too). :)

Oh, and I love a collection that jives so well with some of my stash.

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Wow. Can you believe we are nearly to the end of another gem series? Only another two weeks to catch up for that awesome big prize! As far as our weekly prize goes, Sheryl Kloke you are our winner! I dare say that life is pretty good for you right now.

Sheryl, please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your address we will be happy to send a little scrappy goodness your way. (Which we insist you put away until after your lovely visit with your son is over.)

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 on the internet 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 great day and hope you have a little time to get crafty! Be sure to check in tomorrow for an awesome guest blog posting from Deb Routledge!

Crate Paper Pretty Party | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 8

Since we all have party on the brain after yesterday’s spectacular steal, why not carry on the celebrating with today’s steal, the Crate Paper Pretty Party collection? While this collection isn’t “birthday” per se, I decided that I wanted to create a layout for this week’s Mid Week Mojo with a photo taken last Sunday on my entry into “the club.” Yup. It’s the big 4-0 for me and I love how perfectly this collection helped me to capture my thoughts at this milestone in life. Even if I did have to share my entry into the club with Father’s Day.  ;)

I love how fresh this collection is. I love that the greens and strawberry colors just happened to work perfectly with my photo.

I love the subtle “birthday” flair included in the collection which is so perfect for a grown up birthday layout.

I also love the chipboard banner that adds such a feminine finishing touch to my page.

I genuinely cannot wait to put the rest of this amazing collection to work! Well done, Crate Paper, well done!

And now I have to congratulate Andrea Taylor for a job well done on last week’s Mid Week Mojo sketch. She is our lucky weekly random winner!

Andrea, if you will please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your address we will be happy to send a little scrappy goodness your way.

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 on the internet and linked to this blog post. 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.

Have a great day and hope you have a little time to get crafty! Be sure to check in tomorrow for an awesome guest blog posting from Megan Klauer!