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Fancy Pants Designs WaveSearcher and Summer Soul | Mid Week Mojo

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Fall is full swing: school schedules are set, leaves are changing, and the weather is cool. That means it’s the perfect time to settle in with a cup of cider and scrap those warm summer memories that are still waiting on our desks. ;) STEALS.com’s very own Brittany Allred is our guest sketcher and will show us how today’s steal, Fancy Pants Designs WaveSearcher and Summer Soul, is perfect for bringing some sun back into your scrapping.

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Summer might be over, but while working with Summer Soul, I could almost hear the waves and feel the warm breeze on my face.  As soon as I saw this collection, I knew right away I wanted to relive my daughter’s first trip to the California coast. I got so excited I may or may not have accidentally broken my favorite scissors…small price to pay for the Mid Week Mojo.

  Summer Soul is full of so many of my favorite things, from rub-ons to chipboard pennants. I am also a huge fan of the warm, subtle colors in this collection, especially the pink and turquoise. Somehow they just seem to go with everything, like my extensive collection of baker’s twine and washi tape that I used as borders and accents for my photos. I really liked the flocked, lined transparency and actually used it as a template for my journaling, then placed it over top.

  I’m excited to share a little of my creative side today (as an accountant, I don’t get to do that often). I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to hang onto summer just a little bit longer.

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Now for our Mid Week Mojo winner…

Congrats go out to Linda Chen for a beautiful interpretation of Coral #5! Linda, 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 everyone and we’ll see you on Friday for a post from our fab Fall Design Team!

Echo Park Everyday Eclectic | Mid Week Mojo

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Today’s steal, the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic collection, will forever be a very special steal for me as this will be my last official Mid Week Mojo as an employee of STEALS.com. Most definitely an eclectic array of emotions have gone into creating this layout for you today. And I won’t lie—a whole lotta tears too! You know, those pesky happy/sad tears. Happy to relive the memories, but sad to hang up the hat.

I thought it so fitting to scrapbook a photo of all of the retreat attendees outside of the ScrapbookSteals.com warehouse. The title of “Thank You” is more than fitting as I have to honestly thank EACH and EVERY one of you for touching my life, lifting me up, sharing your families, putting up with my quirks, letting me share my life, allowing me to inspire you, but most of all for being genuine friends I would do anything for. I love you all.

This collection that is so happy and colorful, fun and filled with that favorite print of mine—chevrons— and was perfect to create a layout that is filled with so. many. memories. The mix of neutrals and brights really work beautifully together and the entire collection is bursting with gorgeous patterns. I love the fab-ness of this collection, so here are some close up shots to show how wonderful it really is.

Thank you my sweet scrappy friends. I’ll be hanging out still on ScrapbookSteals Facebook page. :) I won’t be far!

Now to announce a Mid Week Mojo winner… Congrats go out to Karen NKaren, 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 everyone and good luck to the future Mojo Mama! <3

Lily Bee Design Hand Made | Mid Week Mojo

Today’s steal, the Lily Bee Design Hand Made collection, came at the perfect time! Last week I coerced my two oldest daughters and their BFFs to go to the lake for a photo shoot. Without any coordinating on their part, they all managed to wear clothing that works perfectly with Hand Made! Gotta love when that happens! It was such a fun evening and these papers are so perfect to preserve this amazingly fun, complicated, carefree, and silly time in their lives.

The Hand Made collection was such a pleasure to work with. I have always loved the Lily Bee collections for their bright, happy and clean designs, and I really love how this week’s Mid Week Mojo layout turned out!

I wanted to make this layout super girly, without overbearing the fun photo of these sweet girls. To achieve that effect, I used my Cameo to cut out a flower lace background. I didn’t want it to overwhelm, so I used the same paper as the background and layered it on top to create a subtle floral design. This same idea could easily be achieved by using a die cut as a mask and misting the background paper. I then used some strips of the fun papers and added some of the die cut embellishments to all a little color and design.

I absolutely adore the note card embellishments that come with today’s steal. They worked out perfectly to create my title block.

One of the note cards also worked out perfectly for my journaling block.

Well done Lily Bee! I have already used up scraps of this collection to create another layout from this fun night. Such a fantastic collection!

It’s been another great week of inspiration at ScrapbookSteals! Our Facebook fan page has been exploding with amazing interpretations of Lori’s sketches last week. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by be sure you do!

This week our lucky random winner happens to be Marisa Torp!

Such a fun layout and interpretation of Lori’s sketch!

Marisa, if you will please send an email to service@steals.com letting them know that you are this weeks winner, we will be happy to get some scrappy swag headed 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.

Also be sure to stop by on Friday for this months Blog Hop! So many fun ideas.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Bella Blvd. Finally Fall | Mid Week Mojo

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It seems we just can’t get enough of fall! Today’s steal, the Bella Blvd. Finally Fall collection, has the perfect blend of warm and cool tones to fit every fall paper crafting need! Today guest sketcher Lori Allen, who wows my world week after week, shows us just how fun the Finally Fall collection can be!

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Kristy Lee asking me to guest sketch was the biggest boost of confidence I’ve ever had regarding my scrapbooking. I just putter along with Mid Week Mojo when I can amid a busy schedule of full time nurse, wife, and mom to two young boys and a dog. I don’t think I’m that creative, but I’m getting better from the 70 MWM’s I have participated in and everyone’s ideas.

That being said, how can your projects not be great when using a kit like Bella Blvd’s Finally Fall? I did a little dance when I learned I was working with this line. Finally Fall is full of fresh autumn colors with lots of teal, pink, dark blue, and cranberry, so it can be used for any theme. I love the trees, outlines of leaves, owls, wood grain, houses, and two pages of fun stickers!

Finally Fall is so full of crisp and clean goodness I just kept doing layout after layout. I’ll just leave you with two sketches and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

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Lori, you should have all of the confidence in the world, girl! You have definitely got talent and your creations with Finally Fall are fantastic. ScrapbookSteals is genuinely honored to have you as our guest sketcher this month!

I cannot wait to see what amazing creations everyone comes up with this week. I’m hoping to find a little time to play myself!

Now it’s time to congratulate the winner of the Coral 2 Mid Week Mojo random drawing. Congrats to out to Mona Jarvis! Your layout is amazing (as always!) and you did such a great job interpreting the sketch.

Mona, if you will please send an email to service@steals.com we will be happy to get your prize sent out to you.

Be sure to check in Friday for the first Design Team posting from Liz Qualman. You will not want to miss out!

Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic | Mid Week Mojo

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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.