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Carta Bella Merry & Bright Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 2 of 10
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The Carta Bella Merry & Bright Collection has so many gorgeous papers, stickers and embellishments, you won’t know what to use first! It has fun, bright papers and patterns and it really is perfect for girls and boys. The coordinating chipboard accents, layered chipboard, and decorative brads really do finish off the collection perfectly. Here is this week’s sketch (a little different from the norm!) – hope you like it!

And here is my layout:


I think I managed to use almost every little embellishment! I just LOVE the bright colors and patterns.

You girls totally rocked Jessica’s sketches last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Bev Code.

Bev – such an adorable Christmas layout! I love the traditional colors and banner! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. If you’re 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.

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.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for this month’s Blog Hop! I’ve seen a sneak peek of all the fantastic projects – believe me – your not going to want to miss this one! :-)

My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland & All Is Bright | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 1 of 10
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Today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland & All is Bright, is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections! The kits are jam-packed with fun papers, embellishments, stamps and so much more – there is everything you could possibly need!

I  love how today’s guest designer, Jessica Arrant, shows us how to use this collection and gives you not one, but TWO sketches to use as well!

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Words can’t explain how excited I was to be asked to play here today. I danced around the house for a week. And when I found out it was My Mind’s Eye All Is Bright? I died and went to heaven. Seriously a new favorite line from one of my favorite manufacturers!

My first thought was to highlight some of the awesome Christmas graphics by fussy cutting them out of the various papers and layering them onto the same page. I also wanted to show off the subtle prints in this kit by mixing as many of them as I could. Gotta love the chevrons and polka dots. Here is the sketch I created:

And here is my layout:


I know many of you like to design two pages at the same time, so if you head over to my blog you’ll see how I had a little bit of fun with the facing page.

Here is my second sketch:

I love the use of blue in this collection! As prevalent as the Christmas theme is, it is also an incredibly versatile kit with more than enough papers to make a couple non-holiday pages with leftovers. I took this picture on Halloween! How’s that for non-traditional colors?

And how about a card, just for fun?!

I hope you all enjoy the sketches and I can’t wait to see all the awesome interpretations. You are all so inspiring!

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Thank you so much Jessica! I love how creative you were using this collection for a non-traditional Christmas layout shows us how far you can really take collections! You’ve definitely made me want to ‘steal!’

Now it’s time for our weekly winner, our series winner, and a big announcement about Mid Week Mojo entries! The winner of last week’s Mid Week Mojo Coral #10 is…

Charissa for her adorable interpretation of Coral #10!

Now, without further ado, I’d like to congratulate the winner of the amazing My Mind’s Eye prize package valued at $141! The winner of the 10-week Coral Series is…

Sara R! A huge congratulations to you! This particular layout was one of my favorites of yours over the past series. Charissa and Sara, please send an email with your name, address, and which winner you are to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send you your prizes!

I would like to thank everyone for participating in another awesome 10 weeks of Mid Week Mojo. You should be so proud of yourselves and your accomplishments – being able to complete all 10 layouts is amazing! Those books must be expanding rapidly!

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Now we start a new series! 

Please note we have changed the rules! *updated*  We’ll provide a new sketch each Wednesday and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 PM MT to create a layout using the sketch. Upload a photo of your layout somewhere online (ie, Facebook, Flickr, your blog, etc) and include a link back to the sketch post in the caption. Then leave a comment on our blog with a link to your photo  and you’ll be entered to win!

You have more chances to enter! *updated* For two possible additional entries, post a picture of your project to Instagram or Pinterest! Tag @scrapbooksteals and include the hashtags #midweekmojo and #scrapbook. Let us know you completed these entries by leaving a second or third comment on our post simply saying “Pinterest” or “Instagram.” These profiles must be public so we can verify entries.

You can find full details here. Bookmark this page to keep track of the entire series as we go!

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Have a great Wednesday and don’t forget to check back in with us on Friday to see what the ever so talented Liz Qualman has in store for us!

American Crafts Soho Garden

I love what Fall Design Team member Amy Coose has done with today’s steal, the American Crafts Soho Garden collection. It is such a bright and colorful collection, with so many adorable embellishments. She definitely ROCKED it! Get ready to be inspired…

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I was excited to get the American Crafts Soho Garden line to create with for November.  As soon as it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised that it was even better in person.  I used it to create a card and two layouts.
This is the card that I created.  The Bits Layered Tags made creating this card super simple.  I just added some Cardstock Stickers and Layered Embellishments, and it was finished.
I love the amazing patterns in this line.  The yellow made a perfect base for this picture of my baby boy.  The “you are my sunshine” layered chipboard sticker, the layered tag, and some ribbon were all I needed to complete this layout.
I wrote out my journaling on the journaling box that is included on the Cardstock Stickers sheet.
I used another piece of the Soho Garden cardstock as a base for this layout.  I loved that I could write my journaling right on the lines.
I used my cameo to cut out some stars and the title, and accented it with some of the Cardstock Stickers, Layered Chipboard Stickers, and the Fabric Stickers.  How cool is it that you get all those textures in one line??
I really enjoyed using this collection, and the fun patterns, colors, and textures that are included made it the perfect collection for almost any craft project!

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Amy, I love your ideas! This collection is just perfect for your adorable photos. You have certainly inspired me to ‘steal’ today!

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for a new Monday Craft Madness!

My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 9

Today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 collection, is a fabulous way to ensure warm fuzzies all winter long with two lavish color palettes and ample embellies. Whether you want to preserve memories of the holidays, birthdays, or special occasions, this collection gives you some stunning ideas! I especially love how today’s guest designer, Brittany Allred, shows us how to use this collection for a stunning layout and a card too!

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My Mind’s Eye captured my scrapbooking heart with the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 collection. Here is my sketch:

I especially love the colors in the Oliver line and I couldn’t wait to put them to use to scrap my sister-in-law’s beautiful kids. I usually scrap 9×9 albums so I enjoy using wallet sized photos and I decided to use them on this week’s sketch. Some of my other favorite scrappy things are glitter and embossing. This kit has paper and embellishments with both!

All of the paper in this kit is fabulous and I wanted to use as many patterns as I could, so I backed the main photo in little strips of various patterns. This is also a great way to use up any scraps you might have in your stash. I first adhered the strips to a scrap piece of paper to get them all lined up before I added my photo. This allowed me to place the entire element on my page at once without worrying about placement of each strip.

 There were so many details in the Lost & Found kit I wanted to use and I just went for it. The huge ampersand was a must, along with the doily stickers and chipboard. I wanted to show off the pretty double sided paper, so I used the tearing  and distressing technique. It helped add a little texture to the page too. The glittery pennants were perfect little accents as well. Glitter!!

I hope you love the finished page, I can’t wait to see what you come with!
Then I figured I better do some cleaning while my daughter was napping…but I made a simple card instead!

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Thank you so much Brittany! I love how creative you were with this collection and such a great sketch! I will definitely be trying my hand at this one this week!

The winner of last week’s Mid Week Mojo Coral #8 is……..

Congrats go out to Tammy Keels for her adorable interpretation of Coral #8! Tammy, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. Bookmark this page for a quick reference to all 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 Wednesday and don’t forget to check back on Friday for our next Design Team Call!

October Afternoon Holiday Style | Monday CRAFT Madness

Today’s steal, the October Afternoon Holiday Style, was the inspiration for an exciting change of events in the ScrapbookSteals.com lineup.

Today is our FIRST Monday Craft Madness! We’re putting a spin on the traditional Monday Card Madness by giving you a theme/sketch each week and allowing you to create any project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires!) as long as it fits the theme.

Let’s get started! This week’s theme is:

Christmas & Holiday!

I was extra excited when I saw this collection in person and saw just how super cute it is. There are lots of bright colors and patterns and so  many embellishments included in the kit.  It was hard to know when to stop creating! I created a sketch you can use for inspiration for cards of layouts if that is the type of project you choose.

 

There are so many fun papers, journaling cards, stickers, buttons, ribbon, and twine that I wanted to use it all!

I love the typical Christmas colors of green and red and these papers went together perfectly. I used of all the papers and embellishments, and a few of my own. I added some glitter, gems, snowflakes, and embroidery floss  … and voilà!

The holidays always make me think of snow, too. (I can’t imagine why when I live in Park City!) This collection also contains snowy papers and colors and the cute pompom trim. I used the same sketch for this card, adding stitching to represent one of the layers instead of paper.

 

 

As always, I love to flip a sketch! I love how they can be adapted to suit your needs. I turned the sketch on its side to accommodate my December journal card. I added the flower embellishment underneath my button and moved the sentiment sticker to the right hand side. But as you can see, it is still the same sketch!

 

 

There are so many fun pieces in this collection, the  possibilities really are endless. I hope you enjoy!

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We’re so excited to get the new MCM going! The rules are  still the same– you have until the last Thursday of the month to create and share your project using any of the themes or sketches we provide. We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code at the end of the month! Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)

Don’t forget to check back in with us tomorrow for a fun How To’sday post!