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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!

My Mind’s Eye Journaling Tags | May Blog Hop

That’s right everyone! It’s time to feed the crafty soul with another amazing ScrapbookSteals.com Blog Hop! Pull up a chair and take a virtual journey to seven talented designers as they show some very unique and down right clever ways to use today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Journal Card Kit. Leave a comment at each blog and you increase your chances of winning a $20.00 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code to nourish your crafty soul even further!

Here’s the skinny on how to play. Stop by each of the designers’ blogs making sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way. One lucky person leaving a comment on one of the 8 blogs (this includes this ScrapbookSteals blog posting), will receive a $20 gift code to use in the ScrapbookSteals.com store! Not a bad reward for filling up the creative well.

So without further delay here’s the line up:

  1. ScrapbookSteals
  2. Becci Manies (GO HERE NEXT)
  3. Katrina Hunt
  4. Brett Quinton
  5. Chloe Salerno
  6. Erin Colby
  7. Deborah Johnson
  8. Michelle King

And now for some sneak peeks to whet the appetite as to what is in store!

Have fun hopping, and remember you have until Sunday at 11:59 PM MST to drool over the creations and to leave your comment. A winner will be selected and announced on Tuesday in our How To’sday blog posting.

Oh and if you aren’t already our friend on Facebook, be sure to “like” us so that you don’t miss out on any of our fun!

Happy hopping and good luck!

P.S. If you have interest in participating as a designer in an upcoming ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop, please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, with Blog Hop in the subject line. Have a lovely weekend. :)

My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Ginger | Monday Card Madness #83

Spices — what would life be like without them? Pretty bland, if you ask me. Lucky for all of us, today’s steal, the Indie Chic Ginger Collection by My Mind’s Eye can add the perfect touch of zip to your day. The warming blends of yellows and reds were not only amazing to create with but made for some pretty cute cards! Then again, what My Mind’s Eye product out there has ever been a disappointment? That’s right, none of them. :)

Yes, it’s true — I’m a through and through, die-hard My Mind’s Eye fan. In fact I love My Mind’s Eye so much that I might even consider wallpapering my bedroom with the papers. The Indie Chic Ginger collection would be an amazing collection just for that purpose. However since I couldn’t clear the decor change with my hubby I settled for making cards.

I adore the fact that the Ginger collection focuses heavily on chevrons so I decided to base this week’s card sketch around them.

For my first card I had fun with a little fussy cutting. I added a strip of the amazing trim and twine and my card was complete.

Next I did a little more fussy cutting around the larger chevron design on this yellow and cream paper. Of course I had to put my washi tape from National Scrapbook Day to use and ended up with this cute lil’ number.

Here are a couple of more cards that I made using a border punch that kept in theme with the chevron design.

I even made one more card with this luscious collection and was so excited about it that I actually gave it away before I remembered to take a photo. Trust me. It was cute! :)

And in case you missed it, here is one more card and a layout of my beautiful oldest daughter on the night of her prom.

Isn’t the Indie Chic Ginger collection sa-weet?!

Can you believe that we have finished up 83 weeks of Monday Card Madness? That’s a whole lot of card makin’ madness. We had some great card creations submitted during the month of April to our Facebook Fan Page and now it’s time to announce the lucky random April winner!

Michele Duffy you are the lucky random winner for April!

Michele your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Week after week you rock out the cards. A deserving win for sure!

If you will please send an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are the April Monday Card Madness winner we will be happy to get a little scrappy swag sent your way.

You girls have been doing awesome on the challenges from the online crop. Remember that you have until tonight at midnight in order to post and link them in order to be eligible for the random drawings.

Oh and if you are interested in winning the random drawing for the May Monday Card Madness sketches, be sure to have your cards created and posted to one of the Monday Card Madness sketches by Friday, June 1st at 11:59 pm.

Good luck!

My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Paper Pads

Good evening scrappy peeps! We are so excited to be bringing you a the first official assignment from our Design Team member Cyndee Kawa using tonight’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Paper Pads.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a little inspiration from our Princess of the PM!

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Hello and welcome to the first ever ScrapbookSteals Design Team blog post! I was so shocked and surprised when Kristy Lee asked me to be the first member of the Design Team, and WOW do I feel honored!

Once I got over my initial shock, Brittany and I got to talking about what I could work with. And she said the magic words “My Mind’s Eye” – seriously one of my favorite companies and love the smell and weight of their papers. So, without further ado, here’s what I created with the My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Paper Pads:

I love that the My Mind’s Eye 6×6 pads are so versatile and those super cute mini versions of the prints are great for smaller projects. And in case you can’t bear to have only 1 sheet of a print, the pad comes with 2 of each!

First I wanted to create a layout highlighting a number of the sweet patterns available in the Fine & Dandy Girl paper pad. There’s such a variety and they coordinate so perfectly. Just because this is a 12×12 layout, that doesn’t mean you can’t use a 6×6 pad, and still have it look like a bigger sheet of paper! Instead of having the strips of patterned paper go behind the photo, they end right under the edges. And that turquoise chevron paper at the bottom – can you spot where I covered up the edges meeting? Gotta love some well-placed embellishments!

6×6 pads are always perfect for adding embellishments to a layout – they’re already a smaller scale print, so they won’t overwhelm and are totally suited to add that extra little something.

Since I have a tendency to be a little behind in scrapping my photos (can you say 2008?), I thought it might be a good idea to have somewhere to journal about the photos – as soon as I take them. Then there’s no need to wrack my brains trying to remember the little details when I get around to making a layout – next week or next year.

I had picked up some plain 4×6 lined notebooks at a big box store and the 6×6 papers were perfectly sized to alter them. I had a cute little journal in no time! I didn’t over- embellish, since this will probably get tossed in my purse or in my camera bag – ready to journal the funny/crazy things my kids say or document the details for the next set of photos taken.

The Fine & Dandy girl collection screams of my little girl, with the sweet combination of pink and brown patterns. Since we plan on painting her room this summer, I thought a little bit of wall decor would be a great way to get the decorating started!

Using my Silhouette, I planned and cut out the letters and pennants. The smaller scaled patterns lend themselves to making smaller cuts, which was perfect for this 8×8 shadow box. With the addition of some sparkle and bling, it’s now ready for her room!

And my final project, which was totally based on necessity… We *had* this magnet on our dishwasher that would prevent hubby and I from constantly asking each other “Are the dishes clean or dirty?” And now we have a cute replacement that matches the kitchen and that we don’t need to worry about knocking and breaking! It was super easy to make and just required some laminating…

Thank you for taking a look at all the fun I had using the My Mind’s Eye 6×6 paper pad! I hope you found some inspiration and enjoyed the first ScrapbookSteals Design Team post! Now go steal some 6×6 pads, if you haven’t already!

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Cyndee! You totally rocked your spot on the team this month! LOVE your projects and I think I have a “clean/dirty” project in my future. The never ending dilemma in our home as well.

Now if you are wondering how to go about applying for the “Summer Term” of the ScrapbookSteals.com PM Power Design Team here is what you need to do.

  • Choose 5 of your favorite projects sized NO LARGER than 300K each. (We love to see a variety of projects showcasing what you can do!)
  • Provide a link to your scrappy related blog
  • Send info to kristy@stealnetwork.com by Monday, May 7th with PM POWER TEAM in the subject line. No late applications will be accepted.

My team and I will then select three members to make up the Summer PM Power Design Team which will run from June – August.

Good luck! I look forward to seeing the applications roll in. :)

My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found 2 Sunshine | Monday Card Madness #81

I think today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found 2 Sunshine Collection is just what we need to warm up a chilly spring. The soothing golden and yellow tones with a sprinkling of sage are sure to be the perfect match for many paper crafting projects. Another love about this collection is the music papers. Given that I live with two band geeks those papers have already been reserved for use! Whether it’s for scrapbooking their performance photos or for their practice needs is yet to be determined.

What has been determined is that the Sunshine collection was a delight to create cards with!

The sparkly embellishments in this collection were the inspiration for my card creations along with my current love of banners. The prints on the papers of this collection are such that just a little addition of embellishments make for perfect cards.

One more favorite about My Mind’s Eye? It smells the best. Scrapbook nerd alert. I know. :)

We have loved seeing your Monday Card Madness creations posted on our Facebook Fan Page. Be sure to share your creations for your chance to be the winner of the April Monday Card Madness drawing. All you need to do is be sure to have any of this month’s Monday Card Madness creations posted somewhere online and linked to one of the Monday Card Madness postings by May 4th at 11:59 PM in order to be eligible for your chance to win.

If you’re looking for further inspirational ideas on My Mind’s Eye projects be sure to check out their Facebook Fan Page as well. Stop by and tell them that ScrapbookSteals.com says hi!

Just a heads up! Be sure to stop by the blog at 9PM MST TONIGHT for a very exciting announcement and new addition to the ScrapbookSteals.com Blog lineup! (Can you say design team!)