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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!

Jenni Bowlin 9 to 5 Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 7

Back to school. Those three words bring such peace and joy to my heart! And you know what else does? Back to school supplies. The glorious array of organization tools, labels, notebooks, pens, pencils, and post it notes make me so happy. Today’s steal, the 9 to 5 collection by Jenni Bowlin, echoes my love of office supplies. All of Jenni’s little embellies bring the perfect “organization” to any page.

It was so much fun to see a sketch from Design Team member Katrina last month that I asked Regina if she would provide us with one. It’s a treat for me to be given some inspiration and then make it blossom in my own creative way just like you ladies do each week.

I was delighted when ScrabookSteals fan Jennifer Collins sent me photos of her sweet little lady in case I needed something fresh to work with. How could I resist scrapping photos of this little angel?

It was hard to settle on which of the six photos she sent me to use but when I saw the “he said,” “she said” note cards in today’s collection I knew I wanted to use them as a big part of the layout. I thought of how fun it will be for both mom and dad to record their feelings of the new little princess in their family.

Keeping in theme with Regina’s sketch, I used the row of tickets across the bottom of the layout as one of the borders, then used some washi in combination with the chipboard buttons and some flowers as the other border area. I also used a little Mr. Huey’s mist to alter the chipboard letters which I included on the layout.

Now for a treat in seeing already how Regina Mangum interpreted her own sketch. I LOVE THIS!

Thank you so much Jen for allowing me to scrap a photo of sweet little Julia! I have five more sitting on my desk so you never know when she may make another appearance. ;)

Speaking of appearances, your layouts this week have been absolutely fantastic! Keep it up girls! This week Julie Koets is our lucky random winner. I’m blown away by Julie’s interpretation of the Pearl 6 sketch.

I love everything right down to the texture, the stamping, and the misting. Way to take a good sketch and make it fab, girl! Julie, please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are this week’s winner and we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

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. We have lots of fun!

Studio Calico Heyday | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 6

Okay, not gonna lie — I’ve been counting the days until today’s steal, the Studio Calico Heyday collection. Kids count down to birthdays and I count down to days when I get to play with some of my favorite colors, designs, mists, and hexagons.  I tell ya! Forget about birthdays, because Heydays are much, much better. Well, unless you were given Heyday for your birthday. :)

Today’s collection is so packed you don’t even have to be nervous about cutting into the papers. But as much as I am crazy in love with this collection I thought I’d give you girls a break this week and stick with one sketch.

I am in love with 4×4 Instagram prints right now (aka too lazy to pull out the big camera) and hexagons, so I went with a single photo and used the hexagon mask as the drive for this week’s layout.

I used the hexagon mask as well as the Mint Julep and Sherbet Mr. Huey’s to create a custom photo frame for my photo. I absolutely adore using the Mr. and how easy it is to create a truly unique piece for a project.

To create the background of my layout I carried over the hexagon mask theme and used my Cameo to cut out a background. I then used the reverse side of the cutouts to place back in some of the open spaces. I also misted a few of the cut out hexagons and randomly replaced them as well.

The papers in this collection are so amazing. I love that it’s a great mix of papers for both feminine and masculine layouts. I wanted to include a bunch of the prints without overwhelming the page so I added some of the full sheets of 6×6 papers layered behind my main photo, then added a smattering of the chipboard dies along with some cuts from my Silhouette. I love how it turned out!

Ahhh. I love it. Heyday, you have my heart.

I loved seeing the interpretations of both sketches last week. You girls are really on fire and I’m hoping with school coming up that some of you will find a little extra time to get some crafty on. I’m kind of beside myself with excitement over the fact that my baby goes to Kindergarten! I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with myself for three hours of solitude every day!

Anyhow, you all rocked it last week and I’m pleased to show off our random winner. Congrats go to  Jessica Laureano who did a great job with the Pearl 5b sketch. I’ve sooooo missed seeing your work girl! Welcome back! :)

Please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your address and we will be happy to send a little scrappy fun 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 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.