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My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Citron | Monday Card Madness #87

“Oh wow!” Yes, that’s what I said when I saw today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye, Indie Chic Citron collection. I thought the Indie Chic Nutmeg collection was my favorite, but now I think maybe Citron holds my heart! What a perfect collection for this time of year with summer at our doorstep. The blends of blues, greens, corals and yellows are perfect for anything from making a card for a June bride to creating a layout of your summer camping trip.

I haven’t created anything downright girly for quite awhile so I decided to let the beautiful floral prints in this collection be my inspiration. Now don’t be fooled—I wouldn’t describe this as a floral collection. This is an all around multi-tasking collection.

The next two cards I created are traditional A2 size, but the sketch worked perfectly to work with the smaller format.

Gosh, I love My Mind’s Eye! If you have a chance, take a moment to pop by their Facebook Fan page and let them know how much ScrapbookSteals loves featuring their products at great prices!

Can you believe another month has already passed? That means it’s time for a random drawing for our Monday Card Madness sketches participants! The crafty diva who won some scrappy swag is….. Amy Williams Congratulations! Thanks for taking time in your crafty life to participate! :)

If you’d like to be eligible to win a random drawing for the month of June:

  • Create a card using any one of the June Monday Card Madness Sketches as inspiration
  • Post your card to our Facebook fan page or your own personal blog
  • Post a link to the coordinating blog posting if possible or any of the June Monday Card Madness blog postings by Friday June 29th at 11:59 pm MST

That’s it! Easy-peasy!

Have a great day and be sure to check in tomorrow for a guest blogging spot from one incredibly talented manufacturer design team!

Authentique Free Bird Cardmakers Mega Dream Bundle | Monday Card Madness #86

Mega. Now there’s a word that packs a punch. I mean don’t we all secretly love our trips to the warehouse bulk stores to buy ginormica packages of our favorite things? Well today is any papercrafter or cardmakers as ScrapbookSteals brings the mega to your door with the Authentique Free Bird Cardmakers Mega Dream Bundle. Add to the mind-boggling mega fun is the fact that today we have seven lovely ladies that have taken on the challenge of splitting up one of the mega dream bundles to show you just how many cards you can make with this steal.

To kick off the fun I asked our design team member, Cyndee Kawa to come up with the sketch for the rest of the girls to use as inspiration.

Look at the mega awesomeness that came flooding in, mind you, from ONE STEAL!

Cyndee Kawa kicks off the lineup with these these awe-inspiring creations. Nineteen to be exact!

Next up Melissa Dehne rocks the house with eleven cards.

Now we have Staci Jones who stuns us with fifteen amazing works of art!

Jen McDermott stupefies with sixteen cards. And yes! This is still the same kit!


Minousha Bari blows it out of the water with twenty two incredible cards.

Now we have Karen Weingartner who also took a stab at creating from this single kit. Her take on the sketch is fantastic with fourteen awesome cards.

And now we finish up the fun display of today’s steal with cards from Erin Schultz. Twenty-five inspiring cards to be exact!

Wow. Can you believe that? One-Hundred-Twenty-Two total cards from ONE MEGA STEAL! And to think, I’m sure they could have each squeezed out a few more! Be sure to swing by each of their blogs for more inspiring ideas and maybe even a few more cards using today’s Authentique steal.

Now it’s your turn to cash in on a little fun as it’s the last chance to play for a random prize from ScrapbookSteals.com.  All you have to do is complete any of the Monday Card Madness sketches for the month of May and have them posted somewhere on line then linked to one of the Monday Card Mandess blog postings. The more cards you create, the more chances you have to win! And let me tell ya, we are known for sending out some pretty sweet swag!

Be sure that your card is posted by this upcoming Friday at 11:59 pm MST to be eligible to win.

Have a great day and make sure you pop in tomorrow for another great How To’sday! Just because the kids are out of school doesn’t mean we need to let our crafty brains go to mush.

Studio Calico Classic Calico, Vol. 2 | Monday Card Madness #85

Sometimes I can be pretty neutral and it can be somewhat annoying to my husband. “Where would you like to go for dinner dear? Oh I don’t mind. You decide.” Or “What movie should we see? Really it’s up to you. I’m neutral.” However today’s steal, the Studio Calico Classic Calico, Vol. 2 makes me thrilled about embracing neutrality. I adore a paper collection of neutral colors and basic prints to make the perfect companion to embellishments that pop with color or even a subtle project with the right amount of warmth.

The first card that I created I wanted to add a little spritz of color with my Mr. Huey’s. I love how neutral the papers are so that I could add the pops of color and easily have the focus on the sentiment and embellishment without overpowering them.

For the next card, I used the same method and made a card for my hunny.

After that I decided to create a more neutral card and added nothing of bold color. I love how subtle the “hi” is.

I then created two more cards where I used the sketch as a springboard, and these are what my ideas morped into. I love how I was able to incorporate embellies from several different manufacturers because the papers are so perfectly neutral!  L-O-V-E!

If you aren’t aware we have a monthly drawing for those that participate in Monday Card Madness. If you are interested in playing along with our Monday Card Madness sketches and winning the random drawing for May, be sure to have your cards created and posted to one of the Monday Card Madness sketches by Friday, June 1st at 11:59 pm.

Also, be sure to check in this week for an awesome line up!

  • Tomorrow a How To’sday by Stephanie Umpleby
  • Wednesday for Mid Week Mojo and the announcement of our Summer Design Team Members
  • Thursday for an extra special treat from Charity Becker
  • Friday morning for a guest blogging spot by our very own buyer Brittany Perry and…
  • Friday night for the 2nd installment of our Design Team member and Princess of the PM Cyndee Kawa!

How’s that for an amazing! Yeah. I thought you’d agree.

Have a great day everyone!

Authentique 6×6 Pad Bundles | Monday Card Madness #84

Authentique lovers you are in for a treat today! Seven different 6×6 Authentique Pad Bundles are up for grabs in today’s steal. That means lots of different patterns, stickers and die cut embellishments to fill just about every need. Yup, pretty much a 6×6 patterned paper dream.

I love 6×6 pads for creating cards. The mini prints really lend to creating a card with just the right touch. I decided to pick two of the Authentique lines that I haven’t had the pleasure of playing yet, to create this week’s Monday Card Madness creations.

First off I tinkered around with the Loyal collection. I absolutely love the combination of greens and blues and think it would be so suitable for so many things.

On the first card I went with a generic “hello” theme which would really be great for young and old, male and female alike!

Next I decided to create a card baby boy themed that used one of the many darling baby boy themed diecuts in the collection.

I then had the pleasure of creating with the Delightful collection. I simply re-created the themes of the first two cards and made these in a snap!

Gosh I love Authentique! So much fun to play with.

If you are interested in playing along with our Monday Card Madness sketches and winning the random drawing for May, be sure to have your cards created and posted to one of the Monday Card Madness sketches by Friday, June 1st at 11:59 pm.

Also, be sure to check in tomorrow for an always fabulous How To’sday by Charity Becker, Wednesday for Mid Week Mojo, and Friday for yet another spectacular guest blogger!

Have a great day.

:)

My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Ginger | Monday Card Madness #83

Spices — what would life be like without them? Pretty bland, if you ask me. Lucky for all of us, today’s steal, the Indie Chic Ginger Collection by My Mind’s Eye can add the perfect touch of zip to your day. The warming blends of yellows and reds were not only amazing to create with but made for some pretty cute cards! Then again, what My Mind’s Eye product out there has ever been a disappointment? That’s right, none of them. :)

Yes, it’s true — I’m a through and through, die-hard My Mind’s Eye fan. In fact I love My Mind’s Eye so much that I might even consider wallpapering my bedroom with the papers. The Indie Chic Ginger collection would be an amazing collection just for that purpose. However since I couldn’t clear the decor change with my hubby I settled for making cards.

I adore the fact that the Ginger collection focuses heavily on chevrons so I decided to base this week’s card sketch around them.

For my first card I had fun with a little fussy cutting. I added a strip of the amazing trim and twine and my card was complete.

Next I did a little more fussy cutting around the larger chevron design on this yellow and cream paper. Of course I had to put my washi tape from National Scrapbook Day to use and ended up with this cute lil’ number.

Here are a couple of more cards that I made using a border punch that kept in theme with the chevron design.

I even made one more card with this luscious collection and was so excited about it that I actually gave it away before I remembered to take a photo. Trust me. It was cute! :)

And in case you missed it, here is one more card and a layout of my beautiful oldest daughter on the night of her prom.

Isn’t the Indie Chic Ginger collection sa-weet?!

Can you believe that we have finished up 83 weeks of Monday Card Madness? That’s a whole lot of card makin’ madness. We had some great card creations submitted during the month of April to our Facebook Fan Page and now it’s time to announce the lucky random April winner!

Michele Duffy you are the lucky random winner for April!

Michele your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Week after week you rock out the cards. A deserving win for sure!

If you will please send an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are the April Monday Card Madness winner we will be happy to get a little scrappy swag sent your way.

You girls have been doing awesome on the challenges from the online crop. Remember that you have until tonight at midnight in order to post and link them in order to be eligible for the random drawings.

Oh and if you are interested in winning the random drawing for the May Monday Card Madness sketches, be sure to have your cards created and posted to one of the Monday Card Madness sketches by Friday, June 1st at 11:59 pm.

Good luck!