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Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 5

I think any of us scrapbookers that are also moms probably fall into the “Mama-Razzi” category. I mean, our kids are the cutest ones on the planet, right? And if they are the cutest then why not take 10 gajillion photos of them? My kids are pretty well trained to sit, pose, and show off for the never-ending clicks from this Mama-Razzi’s camera. Thankfully today’s steal, the Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi collection, is the perfect companion to make your little superstar shine!

Lucky for you and your shutter bug, I was a little ambitious and cranked out two sketches this week! I had a hard time choosing which photo to work with so I decided to do them both. The first layout I created was very much embellishment driven by this packed collection.

This collection is so bursting with chipboard, stickers and gems that I certainly wasn’t lacking for choices when creating. I also love how the blues and greens in this collection work perfectly with the photo of my silly dude and his watermelon head.

The second layout I created is light on the embellishments since this collection has enough distressing to hold its own.

One day we came home from a lunch date and found our “babysitter” having a little break! :) Good thing the kids are getting old enough to not be under sister’s watchful gaze at all times.

And guess what? I still have a ton of embellies and enough paper left to make at least a few more layouts. Guess I’d best get my mama-razzi on and start snapping more pics!

If you didn’t have a chance to swoon over all of the dazzling interpretations of Jen McDermott’s amazing sketches last week you should swing by our Facebook fan page and check out a few.

At least check out this week’s winners — Congrats to Michelle King Beaudry, the random winner of the Pearl 4a sketch! I love how she duplicated the sketch to create a 2 pager.

Monica Sigmon, you are the lucky random winner of the Pearl 4b sketch! I love the colors and the fact that you scrapbooked a little piece of older history!

If you two lovely ladies would please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your addresses we will be happy to send a little scrappy loot 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.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this month’s Blog Hop happening Friday through Sunday! The projects the designers have made are stellar.

Have a great day!

October Afternoon Cakewalk Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 4

Mid Week Mojo is definitely the highlight of the week. It’s such a cakewalk to use a sketch as your springboard for weekly inspiration. What’s an even bigger cakewalk is when you get to pair a darling sketch with today’s steal, the October Afternoon Cakewalk Collection. This week the incredibly talented, beautiful, and downright fun Jennifer McDermott has graciously accepted the invitation to provide a sketch and inspiration. Let’s just say you’re in for a treat!

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I am so very thrilled to be the guest sketcher for August.  I started doing Mid Week Mojo with #4 and have gotten so much inspiration from Kristy and the guest sketchers since then.

When I heard I would be working with October Afternoon’s Cakewalk I may have let out a huge squeal of excitement.  It is a GORGEOUS collection and was so much fun to work with!  Here’s my first sketch:


And here’s my take on the sketch:

I thought pictures from my oldest son’s first birthday would work marvelously with the papers.

The scrappy mojo was flowing and I just had to make another layout.

This time I wanted to show how the collection can be used for more than just birthday themes, so I did this layout of my sweet Fiona girl:

Cardmakers (and wannabe cardmakers alike) will get so much usage from this collection. I whipped these cards together in record time.


I wasn’t ready to stop playing, so I fired up my Cameo and cut out this gift card holder using a Lori Whitlock file. Perfect way to dress up a boring gift card!

Thank you so much to Scrapbook Steals and the incomparable Kristy Lee for letting me take a turn as guest sketcher.  It has truly been my pleasure!

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Jen, your projects are fantastic! I’m not sure if I should thank you or not for being our guest today… I sense my wallet becoming just a wee bit lighter thanks to you. :)

Honestly, it was such a joy to work with you, even if you had to deal with my crazy this month! You’re the best!

Now it’s time to announce our two lucky random winners for the Pearl #3 sketch.

Michelle Duffy, you are our first winner!

And the second lucky gal is Sara Rusek!

You girls and your layouts are amazing! It’s been a true treat this week to see the two-pagers pour in. As fearful as I am of a two-pager, I think I need to make an effort to make them more often.

Now girls, please email service@stealnetwork.com with your addresses and let them know you are this week’s winner! I hope your scrappy swag will help you create more amazing creations.

Have a great day and be sure to check in on Friday for Design Team member Katrina Hunt’s August projects!

Kiwi Lane Designs Borders and Accessories | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 3

Gosh, it’s great to be back Mid Week Mojo’n with you all! I’m thrilled that I get to work with the Kiwi Lane Designs Borders and Accessories.  My passion for paper crafting was rejuvenated when I was introduced to Kiwi Lane Designs. Combine that with how honored I am to be part of their 2012 design team and I’m pretty much giddy to be sharing my creations!

I recently returned from teaching a class at the Craft and Hobby Association show in Chicago. My class ended early in the morning so I had the rest of the day to hang out with a few of the lovely ladies that helped me in my class. We pulled up our tourist britches, jumped on the train, and spent the rest of the afternoon exploring downtown Chicago.

I love how today’s steal, the Kiwi Lane Designer Templates, works to create a layout in a snap! I’m crazy in love with the brackets and tags templates and use them often.

I love how perfectly the bracket templates work for a journaling block on the go. I created this layout last weekend at a crop and it was so nice to be able to create a perfect bracket without lugging around an electronic die cutting machine.

One of my favorite techniques with the smaller templates is to cut out paper and then fold them into a unique fringe. Each different template gives you a completely new look!

Of course, the tags make perfect banners. I simply can’t get enough! (Which is probably pretty obvious with my recent layouts and cards!) :)

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and say hi to Kiwi Lane Designs, please do! Let them know that ScrapbookSteals and this Mojo Mama says hi!

I loved seeing the creative interpretations of Katrina’s sketch from last week and I’m looking forward to taking a stab at it myself! I’m happy so many of you found a little scrappy time in your schedule, especially this week’s lucky random winner Liz Martinez! I love the fun photos of her girls!

Liz, please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know you are this week’s random winner and we will be happy to send a prize to you.

On that note, I’m just so fired up about last week’s awesome participation (and the fact that I actually made a two-pager!) I think we will do a bonus random drawing next week. How’s that for a little extra incentive to get your scrappy on?

I hope you all have a positively amazing day!

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.