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My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Collection Vol. 2 | Monday Card Madness #107

Today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Collection Vol. 2 are the perfect collections for this time of year. With the kiddos back in school and teacher’s gifts for the holidays creeping up before we know it, the variety of paper collections available today can offer all sorts of crafty ideas for any teacher gift need.

During the retreat I decided to ask some of the creative crafters sitting at my table if they would like to create some cards for this week’s Monday Card Madness. I love the different twists they put on the School Daze collection.

Jen McDermott whipped up this darling card and I just about un-invited her from sitting by me because her stamping abilities are so incredible. ;)

Cristine Redmond made this darling teacher thank you card — and again, stamping. I’m a wee bit envious I have to admit! I love how it looks!

And lastly Kelly Marks made this incredibly fun card with a great mix of the patterns in this collection.

Thank you for sharing your cuteness with us, ladies!

Now some of you may be wondering what the “sketch” is for this week and you are lucky enough to get to use any or all three of the cards as inspiration. :)

Believe it or not, we are nearing the end of another month.

If you’d like to enter to win our October Monday Card Madness swag package:

  • Create any or all of the weekly Monday Card Madness sketches.
  • Post the card to our Facebook fan page, or any other online location.
  • Leave a comment on one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts with a link to your card no later than 11:59 pm, MT on Thursday, November 1st.

Have fun creating cards this week!

My Mind’s Eye Halloween | Monday Card Madness #104

I love that it’s October! It’s such a beautiful month filled with all of my fall favorites: crisp apples, cool air, vibrant colors and the biggest candy-scoring holiday of the year, Halloween! I absolutely cannot get enough of fun Halloween prints and today’s steal is no exception. Today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Halloween collection really takes the scare out of creating with the amazing combo of  craft and color. Oh and did someone say chevron? EEEK! (That’s shriek of delight, not terror!)

It actually works out perfectly as my big girls and I were talking the other night about how fun it would be for them to have a Halloween party. My mind is already whizzing with ideas of creepy foods to make but before that consumes my life it’s best to get the invites out of the way.

The embellishments in this collection are fantastic! While no two invites will look exactly the same the embellies allowed me to keep the same theme. And of course I had to put the Fiskars Squeeze Punch from last week to use again.

So much fun and not even scary! But what is scary is the fact that another month has passed. I dare say I’ll be 50 before I know it. :) One good thing about another month passing is that it’s time to announce the winner of the September Monday Card Madness participation.

Congrats are in order for Misty Buck. You are our lucky September winner!

If you will please send an email to service@steals.com we will be happy to send a little card makin’ swag your way.

If you have questions on how you can be entered into the October Monday Card Madness drawing, here is what you need to do.

If you’d like to enter to win our October Monday Card Madness swag package:

  • Create any or all of the weekly Monday Card Madness sketches.
  • Post the card to our Facebook fan page, or any other online location.
  • Leave a comment on one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts with a link to your card no later than 11:59 pm, MST on Thursday, November 1st.

Have fun creating cards this week!

My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing | Monday Card Madness #99

I hope you all had a great weekend! I sure did as I was able to get scrappy with today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye—The Sweetest Thing,  Lavender Collection. I go weak at the knees because it’s My Mind’s Eye alone, but add the gorgeous pinks, greens, yellows polka dots and chevrons, and I’m beyond smitten! In fact, don’t tell my husband but perhaps the “headache” I had so we couldn’t go out was a little “lavender” induced. Shhhh!

This week card sketch was inspired by the use of the embellishments in the Lavender collection.

I was immediately drawn to the circle embellishment on the top of the polka dot banner, and so my first card and basis of the sketch was created.

For the next card I couldn’t resist using the pink chevron paper. I’m so in love with chevrons right now, and this paper is pink, so it’s kind of like the best of the best of the best!

On my third card I decided to show off one of the darling crochet doilies. Crochet is certainly an art that I know nothing about so I’m kind of grateful that My Mind’s Eye has brought the beauty to me!

The next card I made I put to use some of the chipboard embellishments and added a little butterfly that I cut out on my Cameo.

As I threw the previous card down on my desk it landed rotated by 45 degrees and I realized how great this sketch works rotated clockwise by one turn.

I cannot wait to put the rest of the papers to use on a layout! In fact I love this collection I very well may need to steal a back up for when the scraps run low.

I’ve loved seeing your cards this past week. It kind of boggles my mind that we are nearing the end of not only another month but ONE HUNDRED weeks of Monday Card Madness sketches.

If you’d like to enter to win our August Monday Card Madness swag package:

  • Create any or all of the weekly Monday Card Madness sketches.
  • Post the card to our Facebook fan page, or any other online location.
  • Leave a comment on one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts with a link to your card no later than 11:59 pm, MST on Friday, August 31st.

Have fun creating cute cards! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got this week!

Wonder World of Washi | How To’sday

When I hear the mere whispering of the word washi, my eyes glaze over just a little bit, my salivary gland kicks into gear, and my crafty brain starts revving full speed. I’ve had a lot of washi pass through my hands, and I can honestly say I don’t think any have made me as excited as today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye—The Sweetest Thing Decorative Tapes.

I know there are a lot of washi collectors out there so I asked a few ladies to share their favorite washi projects to get that creative engine going. I think after seeing these projects today that you’ll agree there is always room for more washi!

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If this isn’t the most innovative use of washi tape, I’m not sure what is! Love the play binoculars created by Heather Conklin.

Look at how Cristine Redmond uses the washi to create a fun background for this darling card.

I love how Liz Martinez created these fun embellishments with strips of washi applied to paper and then punched out with a shape punch.

And lastly our amazing Design Team Alumni Cyndee Kawa shares several different fun uses to create backgrounds for cards. I especially love the grass!


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Thank you for sharing your ideas with us today ladies! I can’t wait to add today’s washi collections to my ever-growing stash and use some of these ideas.

If you have an idea you’d like to see featured as a How To’sday tutorial, don’t be shy! We want to see! Send text and photos to kristy@stealnetwork.com and I will get you added to the lineup.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo!


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.