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Winter Online Crop Challenges

It’s time for another fun-filled, ScrapbookSteals online crop! What does this mean? That tomorrow, Friday 2/24 from 6PM – 10 PM MST, you can join us chatting via UStream online. We will be having giveaways, games and, of course, scrapbooking challenges!

In an effort to give each of you time to complete as many of the crop challenges as possible I am posting the challenges for you today so that you can get prepping and get the wheels turning.

Winter Online Crop Challenge #1 – This challenge is to complete the Amethyst Mid Week Mojo sketch #1. Here is a copy of the sketch if you haven’t gotten started on it already.

Winter Online Crop Challenge #2 - Keepin’ It Real: Your challenge is to create a layout about something real. No froofing up the details to paint a picture perfect memory. Scrapbook those snotty noses, or the mountains of laundry that never seem to be conquered. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that looking back down the road, your posterity will realize that you were a normal, “real” person too!

Winter Online Crop Challenge #3Scrap that Stash!: Where does the crafty magic happen? Do you have a studio or a little nook in a closet? Wherever it may be, let’s see those pages featuring the wheres, whats and whens of the paper crafty mania in your world.

Winter Online Crop Challenge #4Something Old, Something New: We all know the old age adage, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” Well this challenge is to create anything ranging from a card to a piece of home decor, using 3 of the 4 somethings.

Now that your wheels are spinning on what to create for your challenges, here is what you need to do in order to be eligible for a prize in a random drawing.

  • Your creations need to be posted somewhere online (our Facebook page, an public online gallery, etc) no later than Monday, February 27th at 11:59 PM. Your creation then needs to be linked to the appropriate ScrapbookSteals blog posting. For example, all challenge #1 creations must be posted to the Xyron Mini X | Mid Week Mojo blog posting. All challenge #2 creations must be posted to the “Keeping it Real” blog posting, all challenge #3 creations must be posted to the “Scrap that Stash” blog posting and all challenge #4 creations must be posted to the “Something Old, Something New” blog posting.
  • A random winner will then be selected via random.org and announced on the Amethyst #2 Mid Week Mojo posting next week.

Good luck and have fun! Be sure to stop in tomorrow for our chat and join in on all of the fun.

Online Crop Challenge #4: 4 is the Magic Number

Online Crop Challenge #4: 4 is the Magic Number

This layout will be surrounded by 4’s.  Your layout must include:

4 – Patterned Papers

4 – Brads

4 – Stickers or Rubons

4 – Ribbons

And just for fun you can add 4 of whatever else you’d like!  Photos, chipboard, flowers, gems, …..you name it!

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page, or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Online Crop Challenge #3: I’m thankful for….

Online Crop Challenge #3: I’m thankful for….

With the month of Thanksgiving soon approaching and the month of the Canadian Thanksgiving drawing to a close, lets see a layout featuring something that you are thankful for.  It could be your husband, your children, your home or even the fact that you can get a Diet Coke at the gas station on the corner.  Whatever it is, be it big or small, show us what you’re thankful for right now.

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page , or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Online Crop Challenge #2: 1,2,3,4,5

Online Crop Challenge #2: 1,2,3,4,5

For this challenge you will need to create a layout using different numbers of elements!

1  sheet of shaped paper

2  photos (no more, no less)

3  words in your title

4  chipboard embellishments and / or flowers

5 sentences in your journaling.

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page, or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Mid Week Mojo #15 with a shiny new look! (Also Online Crop Challenge #1)

Mid Week Mojo #15 with a shiny new look! (Also Online Crop Challenge #1)

Wow.  Do you like the new look of our blog, or what?  Our Creative Genius Emily has been busy, making our blog a little more organized.  Take some time, and click around.  Hopefully you will find yourself right at home, because I have your seat waiting and a nice warm cup of hot cocoa waiting for you!  (Yes.  Can you believe it is snowing in Utah.  Ick!  Oh and stay tuned for a VERY exciting feature to our blog that should be popping up soon!)

I am SO excited about Today’s Steal, the Echo Park Halloween Collection.  That’s right.  ECHO PARK!  Can you believe that Miss Melodee worked her charm and brought to us the ever amazing and oh so sought after, Echo Park.  Yup.  She gets a high five, a star on her forehead and a 44 oz. Diet Mt. Dew for that one!

I know we have seen our fair share of Halloween goodness around the halls of ScrapbookSteals, but MMMMMMMMM….. I am totally in awe of today’s kit.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to scrapbook for this weeks Mojo, and was going to do a one pager.  However, these papers were screaming so much fun to me that my one pager turned into a 2 page, 6 – 4×6 photo layout.

I LOVE the patterns of the Echo Park Halloween Collection.  I admit, I’m deathly afraid of scrapping with nothing but patterned prints, yet the small prints on this collection didn’t seem to overwhelm my simple style.  Of course I am so in love with the dots, stars, webs, stripes, skulls and witchy boots that it was really hard to decide what to use.  I finally settled on a mix of 6 different sheets of paper.  (Did you catch that…*I* used SIX different sheets of patterned papers!)

The stickers that come with this kit are so much fun.  I think that Echo Park is BRILLIANT for combining small letter stickers and large letter stickers on the same sheet.  I mean how often are you looking for a small letter sticker to coordinate with a larger letter sticker.  No more need to search!  It’s all at your finger tips!

The other stickers in this collection are so much fun and the perfect addition to spice up a spooky layout.

Do you know what another absolutely FUN use would be for this kit is to create a ‘milk box’ haunted house.  I’ve never seen one of these done before, but while I was taking a stroll through our Facebook Fan Page one night I came across this DARLING Halloween House made by our talented friend Tara Gross.


Can you not imagine how cute one of these houses would be using the darling skull paper in the Echo Park kit?  Tara was kind enough to share more detailed images on her blog. Click here to see other amazing Halloween Craft decorating ideas from Tara.

Now for the exciting part of the MWM blog post.  Our winner from last week!

Brittany Perry was the lucky winner chosen by Random.Org.  It’s a good thing she remembered to comment!

I love how Brittany turned her MWM #14 into a 2 pager and made the wavy lines a sidewalk.  Seriously too cute!

Now don’t forget that this upcoming Friday is our on-line crop from 6 – 10 MST.   We will be having lots of fun, challenges and of course prizes.  In fact, MWM #15 is your first official challenge for the online crop.  Tomorrow I will post the additional 3 challenges so that you can get your scrappy caps on!

The rules for being eligible for the drawing remain the same.

* Layouts must be posted on our Facebook Fan Page, or personal blog by Monday, November 1st at Midnight.  (The midnight that comes at the end of the day.)

* You must return to THIS blog posting and leave a comment with a link to where your layout is posted.  I will be selecting a random winner from the comments posted on THIS blog post.

* Share, Share, Share!  If we hit 100 shares then we will have 2 random winners next week.  I know we tried hard last week, and sadly our share counter was having some problems, so this week is your chance to hit that 100!

Have fun scrapping!  Can’t wait to ‘see’ you all on Friday night during our video chat.  Well.  You can see us crazies in the warehouse.  Wish we could all be together!