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Mr. Huey’s Mists and Masks | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 4

It’s confession time — I admit, I’m currently kind of having a love affair with Mr. Huey. I guess in this instance what my husband doesn’t know, won’t hurt him as Mr. Huey’s mists have brought a huge creative boost to my creating. Add to the fact that today I get to use Mr. Huey’s Mists and Masks makes me feel almost like I should be considerate and clue my husband in on my little affair. But then again, I don’t think he’d really care one way or the other with the exception that I really, kinda, sorta need all of the Mr. Huey’s colors. He just got paid. He won’t mind, right?

I am so excited about today’s steals. I had a hard time deciding which masks to use but given my current addiction to chevorns and banners I decided to come up with a layout using both of them. (I know, please don’t hate me for banners again). :)

For the banner I used the negative template, misted the paper then did a little fussy cutting off the bottom, then added it to my page. The chevron template was laid on top of my paper then I misted the entire sheet and cut out portions of the hexagon print.

I had SO much fun making this layout as the fun colors of mists opened up a huge door for incorporating embellishments from lots of different manufacturers. I even managed to use some letter stickers that I’ve had in my stash since around 2003 and had never used!

Yup, It’s a love affair. Our little secret okay?

Now it’s that time where I love being able to select our random winner for the week! It’s such a great time to brush up on the layouts that I may have missed. This week our lucky winner is Cristine Redmond!

Cristine, if you can please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a prize 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 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!

And now for that moment that you have hopefully all been waiting for. The announcement of our Summer Term Design Team. First off let me just say that it was not an easy decision and there was a lot of thought and reasoning behind the decision made. However that doesn’t mean that we don’t wish we could have each and every one of our many magnificent applicants as a part of the team! It was true delight to see the projects come flooding in and to take some time to check everyone out!  Thanks to each and every one of you for making our premier open call a huge success. Now I’d better be seeing LOTS of re-applicants when the time comes up! Hugs to you all.

Now without further adieu please join me in welcoming to our Summer 2012 Design Team

Kerys Sharrock

Katrina Hunt

and

Regina Mangum

I don’t know about you all but I’m very excited to see these ladies take turns rocking the house each Friday with the exception of our blog hop weekends!

Congrats again.

Fancy Pants Designs Summer’s End | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 3

The first time I laid eyes on today’s steal, the Fancy Pants Summer’s End collection, it was pretty much love at first sight. The gorgeous combination of muted oranges, blues and greens, really spoke to my crafty soul. While the name of the collection connotes the wrapping up of lazy days with a hint of crispness to the air, I found this collection to work delightfully with a recent outing with my three favorite boys on one of the warmest days we’ve recently had. Sheesh, I love a good versatile collection!

The embellishments in this collection were a dream to work with. Even though some may shun the flowers on a “boy” layout, after having three girls first, I just can’t break the habit and I love how the filter paper embellishments could be crumpled up a little bit to create a flower.

And of course, banners, my current addiction along with using Instagram prints. :)

I was so in love with this collection that I whipped together this layout of my “Tuba Friend” in about 20 min. Not sure if I love or hate it, but still fun to have a quick layout done about my oldest who is currently learning how to play the tuba/sousaphone.

As far as Fancy Pants Designs go, I think they have settled on perfection. :)

And now that happy time of day I get to announce the lucky random winner of last week’s Mid Week Mojo. This week Staci Jones is our winner with this adorable Halloween layout.

Staci if you can please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a prize out to you! Congrats girl!

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 weeks sketch start popping up on our Facebook Fan Page. If you haven’t already “liked” us, stop by. We have a seat waiting just for you.

Have a great day everyone!

Studio Calico Abroad | Mid Week Mojo

Turquoise – Layout 2

For a girl that has been to 19 countries in my life, the Studio Calico Abroad collection really hits that bone that makes me want to pack up my suitcase and go see the world. The subtle designs, muted yet fun color scheme in combination with world travel as well as U.S. travel-themed desitnations makes this collection a win-win! Now if I could just win a jackpot of some sort so that I could go pack those bags and go see another corner of the world that I haven’t yet explored!

I was toying around with the idea of scrapping photos from a wonderful weekend getawayto Croatia about 10 years ago, but kept thinking about my awesome co-worker Angie and her recent cruise in the Caribbean. (Yeah. She’s a bum, but I love her). That is one area of the world I haven’t been to yet, so I thought it would be fun to live vicariously through her and scrap a few of her favorite photos. With a little imagination I can pretend that it was me on the gorgeous white sand beaches.

It was hard to settle on exactly which photos to use so I decided to crop some of her favorites down and use several mini photos. My favorite thing to do as of recent!

I love some of the subtle patterns of this collection, and the mix of the smaller prints really added some fun to my page.

The Thickers and alpha stickers made for a perfect title combo.

Thanks Angie girl, for letting me drift away from reality for a few! Now to convince my hubby that I really do want a trip to warm sandy beaches for my exit from the “30 something”s. :)

Now lets get down to prize business! This last weekend was great seeing our Facebook Fan Page fill up with all sorts of amazing inspiration from the challenges issued for our National Scrapbook Day online crop.

The winner of Challenge #1, last weeks Mid Week Mojo sketch is JennyBean. Welcome to the fun Jenny! What a great way to kick things off. :)

Next up is the winner of our Challenge #2 – Turn Back Time. Stephanie Umpleby, you are the lucky winner here! Love a peek at your past and what a fabulous design in addition!

Congrats are in order for Kerys Sharrock, who is the random winner for Challenge #3 – Sassy Springtime. Love those flowers and adore the sweet baby photos.

Next Random.Org has shined favorably upon Mona Jarvis, the winner of Challenge #4 – Stitch it up. I adore the literal interpretation of the inspiration piece.  Makes me wanna scrap!

Lastly, how can we forget the scavenger hunt which was issued during our chat. Cristine Redmond, you are the lucky winner there! Now pass the Twizzlers please.

If you lovely ladies could please send an email to service@stealnetworkcom, letting them know which challenge you are a winner of we will be happy to send out some scrappy swag your way!

Thanks so much for some seriously amazing inspiration. Keep up the scrapping and preserving those memories.

Be sure to check in on Friday for another guest blogger! We love those days.

October Afternoon Farmhouse | Mid Week Mojo

Amethyst – Layout 10

Today’s steal, Farmhouse by October Afternoon is nothing short of fresh and fancy free, like a lazy summer afternoon laying on your back watching the fluffy clouds for animal shapes. Now if you’re like me and those lazy afternoons in reality consist of chasing kids out of the flower beds, breaking up sibling fights and cleaning up a gallon of bubbles spilled in the entry way, then the mere opportunity to create with Farmhouse is the refreshing break that we all deserve.

I had so much fun working the the subtle springy hues of the Farmhouse collection.They paired perfectly with a photo of my sweet girly that recently broke her elbow.

The embellishments in this collection are so much fun! I wanted to keep adding and adding and adding!

While I may be a little late to the October Afternoon party, thanks to ScrapbookSteals, I’m here to stay! LOVE!

Congrats are in order this week for Kara Anderson who is the winner of the Amethyst 8 sketch. This layout is so precious and I love how she documented in such a stunning way these sweet moments of life.

Kara if you will please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a little scrappy swag your way.

Now I know you’re all on pins and needles waiting to hear what the amazing Amethyst prize is, and we could not be happier to be providing a huge prize package from My Mind’s Eye with a retail value of $216.92!

What does this amazing prize consist of?

  • 1 complete collection Kraft Funday Everyday Fun collection Kit, (12 sheets of paper, 12×12 chipboard elements, 6×6 pad, 1 pkg borders, garland, twine, buttons, rhinestones, wood banners, layered stickers, stamps, 1 pkg brads $47 value)
  • 1 Lost & Found Two Breezy collection kit, including embellishments (10 sheets of paper, trim,buttons, layered stickers, pearls,label stickers, 5 titles, 1 frame, 1 pkg stamps, 2 pkgs brads, & 1 pkg layered chipboard – $45 value)
  • 1 Lost & Found Two Rosy collection kit, (10 sheets of paper, trim,buttons, layered stickers, pearls,label stickers, 5 titles, 1 frame, 1 pkg stamps, 2 pkgs brads, & 1 pkg layered chipboard – $45 value)
  • 1 Love Me Do paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Blackbird paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 On the Bright Side – kit 1 – paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 On the Bright Side – kit 2 – paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Love Me paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Good Day Sunshine boy paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Good Day Sunshine girl paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 12 Days of Christmas paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)

Amazing isn’t it? If you think so too, be sure to stop by and “like” the My Mind’s Eye Facebook Page and tell them that ScrapbookSteals.com loves My Mind’s Eye!

So now you must be asking how you can have your chance to win this amazing prize.

First off be sure to complete this weeks sketch and have it posted somewhere on line by 11:59 PM MST on Monday April 30, 2012. Leave a comment on this blog posting with the link to your Amethyst 10 creation. This will give you a shot at winning our regular weekly prize.

In order to be eligible to win the amazing Amethyst prize here’s what you need to do:

  1. Complete all 10 Amethyst layouts. (Bonus weekly layouts are optional). Don’t forget that Amethyst #10 must be completed and posted by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, April 30th.
  2. Provide a link to all 10 of your Amethyst creations on the Awesomely Amethyst blog post. This can be a link to a gallery hosting all of your creations, or individual links. Just make sure that everything is listed in one post. This must be completed by 11:59pm MST on April 30, 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! I hope that the wonderful smells of My Mind’s Eye will soon be heading YOUR way. :)

My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found 2 | Mid Week Mojo

Amethyst – Layout 9


As I was sifting through the mountain of gorgeous papers and embellishments which are part of today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found 2 Collection, I was really drawn to the embellishment in the Rosy collection that says “This is the Good Life.” After a somewhat stressful “vacation” this past weekend with the family, I pretty much decided that it would be many years before another family trip should transpire.

But then I got thinking about it a little more. It had been years since we were a complete family on a trip. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate, we still managed to more or less have fun. We traveled safe. We stuck to budget. We created some memories which happy ones will hopefully out weigh the stressful ones.  In short we have a great family and we have a good life.

That being said I thought it was only fitting to scrap some of the photos from our recent journey to Zion’s National Park, and the muted tones of today’s steal, really work great with the focus on nature.

I’m always a sucker for the My Mind’s Eye embellishments. They can completely turn around a pretty normal page into something with complete pizazz!

And I absolutely love the 4×6 photo overlays. What a simple addition to really add a ton to a layout, without overwhelming it.

Thank you My Mind’s Eye, once again for providing a collection that is perfection!

And speaking of perfection check out this weeks lucky random winner!

Julie Koets did a smashing job on shaking up last weeks sketch provided by Authentique. I love how she swapped out the hexagons for diamonds and used up lots of scraps of her Authentique collections.

Julie, I love that you adore your kiddos. I kinda adore you! Now if you will please send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are this weeks Mid Week Mojo winner they will get some scrappy delight sent your way.

Now I know you are all pretty much dying to know exactly what Amethyst grand prize is in store, being as we are nearly through another 10 week series. Let me just say. It’s awwwwwwwesome! One of our favorite manufacturers really hooked us up! Just because it’s fun I’m going to keep you in suspense for one more week when I will announce all of the fine details on how to make sure you are entered for the grand prize drawing and exactly what it is. Let’s just say W-O-W!

To win from ScrapbookSteals this week you need to have this week’s Mid Week Mojo sketch posted somewhere on line such as your own personal blog or our Facebook fan page then linked to this blog posting by 11:59 pm on Monday, April 23rd.

And for those of you just joining us, if you have any questions at all about Mid Week Mojo, you can find all of the fun details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.