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Studio Calico Memoir | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 10

Happy 4th of July everyone! I love that today’s steal, the Studio Calico Memoir collection, happens to be on this day of celebrating. You might be asking what a beautiful collection of purples, yellows, blues and greens has to do with the day of red, white and blue. I’ll tell you! For me, it means the last 4th of July I’ll be able to celebrate with my brother and his family before they move to New Zealand. This collection could not be more perfect to scrap a photo we recently took with my entire family.

I absolutely adore Studio Calico. In fact, I dare say it could easily be competing for my number one favorite manufacturer. I love the graphic feel that is meshed with such a clean feel.

I had a lot of fun pulling apart the different elements included in the collection.

I knew I wanted to add a little bit of misting to my project so I flipped over the die cut paper that comes with the collection and used it as a mask on my background paper. I then cut up the same piece of paper and use it as the frame for my photo to continue the feel of the design.

I had fun doing a little fussy cutting and cut out some of the cog shapes and circles to create my embellishment cluster.

I added some of the ingenious “Scraps” and some of the chipboard for my title and my layout was complete!

I love that the Memoir collection helped me to preserve this photo. It realistically could be the last time that we are ever all together, as my dad suffers from poor health. So just a little reminder to you all, don’t hesitate to take photos, even if your son ends up pulling a silly face like mine did. ;)

Now it’s time to announce the lucky winner of the Turquoise 9 Mid Week Mojo. Jennifer  Blomquist, it’s a good thing you decided to get scrappy again! Random.org chose you as this week’s lucky winner.

I can’t believe how big Caitlin has gotten! Jennifer, please send an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send out a little scrappy goodness to you!

Can you believe this is it? The end of another 10 week series. To enter to win this week’s prize complete this week’s sketch (Turquoise 10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday July 9, 2012. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Turquoise 10 creation.

We are so excited that the Turquoise series grand prize is being sponsored by  We R Memory Keepers! If you are scrappy gung ho and interested in winning a grand prize with a retail value of $95.00 featuring the 815+ piece Down the Boardwalk Paper Pack,  the Retro Scallop Lucky 8 Punch, a Classic Leather Wine 12×12 Album, and a package of Photo Sleeves then here is what needs to happen:

To enter to win the Turquoise Series Grand Prize:

  1. Complete all ten layouts from the Turquoise Mid Week Mojo series. (You can reference this page for a link to the Mid Week Mojo sketches).
  2. Make sure that all 10 Turquoise series layouts are posted somewhere online (like Facebook or a personal blog) and linked in one comment on the TOTALLY TURQUOISE blog post no later than 11:59 pm Monday July 9, 2012

If you are 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!  :)

Crate Paper Pretty Party | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 8

Since we all have party on the brain after yesterday’s spectacular steal, why not carry on the celebrating with today’s steal, the Crate Paper Pretty Party collection? While this collection isn’t “birthday” per se, I decided that I wanted to create a layout for this week’s Mid Week Mojo with a photo taken last Sunday on my entry into “the club.” Yup. It’s the big 4-0 for me and I love how perfectly this collection helped me to capture my thoughts at this milestone in life. Even if I did have to share my entry into the club with Father’s Day.  ;)

I love how fresh this collection is. I love that the greens and strawberry colors just happened to work perfectly with my photo.

I love the subtle “birthday” flair included in the collection which is so perfect for a grown up birthday layout.

I also love the chipboard banner that adds such a feminine finishing touch to my page.

I genuinely cannot wait to put the rest of this amazing collection to work! Well done, Crate Paper, well done!

And now I have to congratulate Andrea Taylor for a job well done on last week’s Mid Week Mojo sketch. She is our lucky weekly random winner!

Andrea, if you will please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your address we will be happy to send a little scrappy goodness 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 on the internet and linked to this blog post. 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.

Have a great day and hope you have a little time to get crafty! Be sure to check in tomorrow for an awesome guest blog posting from Megan Klauer!

Authentique Gathering | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 7

Authentique lovers, it’s your lucky day as the long awaited Authentique Gathering collection is finally in the house at ScrapbookSteals.com! I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for this collection, with its luxurious tangerines and teals, to create a very special tribute page about my sweet 15 year old Sarah. I mean, not every teen inspires a mother to want to clone and distribute their child so all the mothers of the world can see what a joy teen parenting can be, right? :)

My heart is definitely in one page layouts, especially when creating a page of this type, so this weeks sketch will house a standard 4×6 photo.

I snapped this photo last Saturday as my daughter was leading her marching band at our city summer parade. I love how perfectly the Gathering collection worked to create this layout of my amazing daughter. (Don’t you just love her Poker Face?)

I was thrilled that the Gathering collection worked so well with some embellies that I have had kicking around my stash for quite awhile. I even made a cute flag using a stick pin and the ruler paper.

And of course the Authentique word stickers are always the perfect addition to any layout.

Thank you Authentique for such an amazing collection so that I could create such a special page for such an outstanding joy in my life. :)

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Hooray for Random.org time as we announce this week’s lucky random winner!

Congrats are in order for Nancy Roth who did a knock out job on Julie’s awesome Mid Week Mojo 2-pager sketch.

Nancy, please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are this week’s Mid Week Mojo winner we will be happy to send out a little scrappy swag to you. :)

Keep up the great work girls! Summer can be the perfect time to relax a little and take back some “me” time! Tell your friends about our weekly fun as we are always looking to find more inspiration from fellow crafters.

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 on the internet and linked to this blog post. 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. We truly have a great time!

Echo Park Note to Self | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 6

EEEEK! It’s guest sketcher time again and that means we get to enjoy some pretty outstanding talent.  Added bonus is that this week’s sketch is a TWO-pager because I know so many of you have been dying to get your hands on one. :) You can thank the ever-so-talented Julie Koets for this week’s Mid Week Mojo using today’s steal, the Echo Park Note To Self Collection. I can personally thank Julie for making my wallet just a little lighter—one look at her darling layout with the “view master” embellies and I was sold!

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I was over the moon excited when Kristy Lee invited me to be a guest sketcher at ScrapbookSteals. I’ve played along with their weekly sketch challenges for over a year and have been inspired, motivated, and challenged along the way. In addition to scoring great deals on scrapbook supplies, I’ve made some great friends and have received tons of encouragement from the fans and staff at Scrapbook Steals.

Before I found this site, I must confess that I had never worked from a sketch. If you’d look at my old scrapbooks, you’d see what I mean—I was the queen of busy patterned paper, covered with a zillion matted photos cut into crazy shapes with deco scissors. Now I’ve come so far, looking forward to every Wednesday when the new sketch is revealed.

I was thrilled to learn that I would get to use the Note to Self collection from Echo Park, one of my favorite manufacturers. The papers looked fabulous online, but I was absolutely blown away when I saw them in person. The colors are great, with neutral brown, camel and creams, soft blues and grays, and fun pops of red. The hardest part for me was deciding which side of the double sided paper to use. There are so many great patterns!

This collection features great journaling cards, fun viewmaster images, and super cute stickers to finish off your masterpieces. My absolute favorite thing about this collection is the emphasis on family, memories, and moments. That’s what I’m all about! As a busy mom working full time outside of the home, I truly cherish the time I get to spend with my family. I love that this collection helps document “everyday life” in such an amazing way.

I had so much fun creating this sketch! I love two page multi-photo layouts featuring 4×6 photos, so I knew that I had to go big. But for those of you who are intimidated by two pagers, never fear! I created this sketch with you in mind, as you’ll notice that you can easily modify this into a single page layout by simply doing either half. Feel free to modify, adjust photo sizes, and add different shapes to suit your fancy.

With all of those beautiful papers, I couldn’t help but make a few more things. I do not consider myself a card maker, but I was able to put some scraps to good use and came up with a few thank you cards. I love the paper that looks just like cork and I think this collection is perfect for making “masculine” cards!

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Just be sure to upload your completed layout to the Scrapbook Steals Facebook page, and include a link in the comment section of this post by Monday, June 11 at midnight MST to be entered to win a scraptastic prize. I’d love for you to visit my blog, Crafty Goodness, to see my past creations and learn more about me. Thanks for giving me a chance to inspire you!

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Julie, I am positively in love! You did your job well today because from the moment I saw your layout a few weeks back I knew that I’d be stealing today, and yes, I did! Thank you!

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Wow! I can’t believe another week has flown and it’s time for another Mid Week Mojo participant giveaway. Today our lucky winner is Corrina Colquhoun.

Congratulations! Please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are this week’s Mid Week Mojo winner we will be happy to get some scrappy loot sent your way. :)

Have a great day everyone and be sure to check in tomorrow for another fantastic guest blogger!

My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 5


I squealed a little knowing that I’d be creating today’s Mid Week Mojo with today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye, Indie Chic Nutmeg Collection. My very favorite of the Indie Chic designs! With a crazy 4-year-old fellah filling up so much of my day I’m always looking for a great collection to scrap his photos. But the bonus of this collection is that it is deliciously feminine at the same time! All you need to do is pick the right papers and you can have a completely “dude” layout, or something for even the sweetest little girl. Now that’s a good bang for your buck!

Today I’m going all boy. And boy am I glad I scrapbook so I can have the “See son! It’s payback time now that you’re a dad!” fuel in the future. This week it’s feet. Very, very dirty feet. (Not for my lack of trying to keep shoes on the boy!)

I love the simplicity of the embellishments in this collection. The banner made the perfect addition across the center of my layout, and the banner stickers finished things up perfectly!

And of course I couldn’t help but add some of the washi tape that I picked up when it was featured on National Scrapbook Day!

Wow! Can you believe that we are already half way through another gem series? That means it’s time to have another weekly random drawing. This week a little scrappy swag goes out to Kristy MacKeen.

Love the layout Kristy and huge snaps to you for scrapping a party! One of the things I fear most.  ;) Kristy if you will please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know you are this weeks winner they will be happy to send out your goods.

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 to the internet and linked to this blog posting.

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. We truly have a great time!