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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!

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!

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 Carefree Collection Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 8

Today’s steal, the Authentique Carefree Collection Kit, is just about as cheery as you can get. I love the rosey hues, cheerful embellies, and vintage flair. And I especially love how today’s guest designer, Venetia Willis-Holbrook, shows us how to use this collection for everyone in your family. (Yes, even for your manly-men!)

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I was so excited when I was asked to guest sketch! I read the email at the coffee shop and almost threw my fresh coffee as I was yelling “Shut up! Really??” at my phone. I was even more excited to realize my month was November because layouts of my husband and girls truly represent what I plan to give thanks for! As if that were not great enough, I’m working with the Authentique Carefree Collection Kit. It’s no secret I’m an Authentique junkie, and Carefree is such a fun and versatile collection.

I thought it would be fun to draw one sketch and interpret it three ways.

I started with my husband because I wanted to show you how adaptable this collection is! The gingham, plaid, and neutral materials make this collection a breeze to work with for all your loved ones. I loved how Carefree’s colors adapted nicely to a masculine layout, and shockingly, my “shop guy” loved this layout of him too, so it passed his test.

My oldest girl has such a vibrant personality and I loved the butterfly paper because it reminded me so much of her. Authentique had the perfect quote embellishment to help the journaling along: “You are my sunshine,” which I have always sang as her lullaby. The alphabet stickers worked perfectly for a title with one of the file stickers from the pack.

My littlest one, who usually glares at the camera, didn’t catch me taking the picture so I was able to get a rare photo of her joyous face. This is my favorite picture of her so far because she is so happy. By fussy cutting the Authentique paper, I was able to make a dimensional layout that  reflects her girly-girl personality. She believes she is the pink princess, and Carefree definitely fit her!

I hope you enjoy this sketch, and I encourage you to use this week’s Mid-Week Mojo to scrap something you are thankful for.  Have fun playing along with me, I cannot wait to see how all you amazing artists interpret my sketch!

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Thank you so much Venetia! I love how you make a collection the might look feminine work perfectly for your entire family. :) Brilliant!

And now you can stop holding your breath because the Mid Week Mojo winner is finally revealed!

Congrats go out to Kristina MacKeen for her adorable interpretation of Coral #7! Kristina, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, 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 great Wednesday and we’ll see you TOMORROW for an introduction to the new Mojo Mama!

Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit | Mid Week Mojo

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Happy Halloween! Steal Boutique’s Karina Wetzel created some delightfully spooky crafts with today’s steal, the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit. Karina already wowed us with her great MCM creation this week, and today is no different! This collection is the perfect kit to scrap Halloween memories, create creepy crafts and decor for next year, or to whip up invites for future Halloween bonanzas.

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When asked to play with the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit, I may or may not have squealed a little! There are so many things about this collection that I love.

Authentique has to be one of my favorite brands to work with! I love the bold and funky designs and wow, the papers are to die for! As I looked at this collection I couldn’t believe how many things there were. Once again, I was very impressed! Then my mind was going 100 mph with all the possibilities, so why stop at just a layout? So, my friends, that is when I decided to make a bunch of Halloween projects!

Here is the Layout that I came up with for MWM:

I made the 3D flowers by cutting circles and then crimping the paper a bit for more of a distressed look. Then I just layered and added a cute brad on top.

And of course I had to make a card:

Then, how fun is this simple treat bag:

 

 

And finally this last project came to me in a dream {please tell me that I’m not the only one} and I just had to make it:

Oh my! I could have made many more things. I cant wait to scrapbook my Halloween pictures from this year with this collection!

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Thanks so much, Karina! You’re welcome to come back and inspire anytime you want. :) There will be no MWM next week, but we have something very special you won’t want to miss! MWM will be back the following week as usual, so don’t worry! There will still be lots of inspiration coming your way.

Now it’s time to announce our winner for last week’s Mid Week Mojo. Congratualtions…

Krista Cook for a beautiful interpretation of Coral #6! Krista, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, 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.