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My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 7 of 10
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The My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection is just SO sweet and perfect for the girlies in your life! From pinks to creams, yellows to grays, you really can make your pages in any style you like. There are chevrons and flowers, dots and doilies, with a huge amount of embellishments to match. I love the die cut titles and layered stickers, and something new to me – enamel dots – they look just like brads but are adhesive, so no poking holes through the papers! There is so much more in this collection, including brads, chipboard, crocheted doilies and journalling cards – enough to make a whole scrapbook album!

Here is this week’s sketch. Hope you like it!

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch using MME The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection

And here is my layout:

My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection

I wanted to stay with a simple color combination for my layout so chose the pink, grey and white/cream papers. Even with all the patterns, the papers in the collection compliment and work well with each other. Here are some close up’s of my layout to show you how awesome the embellishments really are. You really don’t need to do anything else with them – they are all ‘ready to go’!

The layered stickers are so beautiful – they add great dimension to any scrapbook page.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I love the brads that come with every MME collection. They are all color coordinated and have other decorative elements which you can mix and match. I paired this with one of the label stickers just to give it a little more interest.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

And lastly, I just LOVE the title cards. You need to do very little with them – I just popped this one up over the wrapped twine, and added some of the enamel dots to highlight it. So simple and quick to do, yet I love the effect!

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I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for the week is Jessica Laureano! Jessica – I love the ‘boy’ page – the colors are perfect and great job on the sketch! Thanks for posting on Instagram too – you got yourself an extra entry! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! 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. 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 some great inspiration from our new Design Team member Lisa Spiegel! Such a GORGEOUS collection – and she really has made it shine!

Hampton Art Design Adhesives and Foil | Monday Craft Madness #10

The Hampton Art Design Adhesives and Foil are so easy and great fun to use  even the kids can join in! We also have a guest designer for this week’s Monday Craft Madness, so please welcome Andrea Eason! Andrea got a chance to play with the foil and adhesives, and chose this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme:

Sparkle & Shine!

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Two of the things I love about January are the fresh start of a new year and the crisp winter month where everything sparkles and shines! What better way to celebrate that with layouts that do the same! Working with Clearsnaps Designer Foils and Designer Adhesives was a perfect way to add sparkle and shine to my layouts.

The Designer Adhesives are double sided adhesive images that are so easy to apply using just your finger. Once you’ve applied them to your project, you can add the Designer Foils by simple placing the foil over the adhesive and rubbing down. It was so fun and felt magical watching the images appear in the bright shiny colors!

For my first project, I used Spots and Dots Designer Adhesives to create a fun pattern on my background paper.

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The Irish Eyes and Pink Punch added a bright cheery pop to my layout.
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For my next project, I used the Designer Adhesives in Daisy Daze to add the fun and groovy flowers to this girly layout.

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I added a brad to the center of each flower to add a bit of dimension to the page.
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The Designer Foils are so versatile since they can be adhered to any sticky surface. I punched adhesive backed paper and applied the Cherry Pie Designer Foil to the sticky side to create the snowflakes on this layout.
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The foil picked up the texture of the paper giving it a nice distressed look.
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The Designer Adhesives have the same versatility in that you can also adhere flocking, glitter, and other mediums to the shapes. I added a blue hue of Perfect Pearls to the Daisy Daze flowers on this summery layout.
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Again, no extra tools where needed. I just applied the adhesive to the paper by rubbing it on, and rubbed the Perfect Pearls over it.
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This was such a fun way to add sparkle and shine to my layouts! With a variety of shape option and a rainbow of colors, these are a great way to embellish!
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Thank you so much Andrea for being our Monday Craft Madness Guest Designer! I love the variety of themes you used for your projects – and as you can see – the Hampton Art adhesives and foil are not just for girly layouts! They can be used for SO much more!

I’m sure Andrea has inspired you to ‘sparkle & shine’ this week! Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the January Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the last Thursday of the month to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online. Just include a link to this post in your photo’s caption. :) To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project ! 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 by Guest Designer Katrina Hunt!

Crate Paper Acorn Avenue & On Trend Collections

Next up for our Winter Design Team is Bev Code! Today’s steal, the Crate Paper Acorn Avenue and On Trend Collections are two adorable collections. The ‘Acorn Avenue collection’ is more of a fall collection with colors and patterns to match. Bev chose the ‘On Trend collection’, which is full of bright, contrasting colors and patterns and she certainly did a great job on showcasing it!

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Hi everyone, its Bev here with you today and I’m so excited to be sharing this Crate Paper On Trend Collection! It is is full of bold contrasts, fun florals, toned down collection of cream and black designs. What a variety to choose from to make crafting so fun and easy with so many alternatives. I started with this fun blue print and added the cream black patterns along with the pop of yellow.
Scrapbooking layout using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
Below in the close up you can see a few details. The punched borders in navy cardstock backed the photos. I then added lots of fun On Trend accents and stickers…a touch of twine, brads and some bling.
Scrapbooking layout using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
Next I lightened things up with fun floral and matching striped folded Chevrons, lots of layers, a banner with twine, a tag and stickers.
Scrapbooking layout using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
The close up shows fun details.
Scrapbooking layout using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
Now here is a cute tag with lots of ribbon tails.
DIY Gift tag using Crate Paper On Trend collection
Next up is the fabulous mix of black and cream patterned papers. Lots of fun layers, some punched, stickers, flowers, twine, butterflies, brads, some glittering bling and a thickers title.
Scrapbooking layout using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
This close up shows some of the fun clusters and many other accents.
Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts
I followed the same colour theme and then made this card…popped the floral with sentiment, added a banner, layeres, brads and some doodling.
Handmade card using Crate Paper On Trend Collection

On the last layout I grabbed the green print, a touch of chevron strips and lots and lots of sticker accents that made some really fun clustered sections. I then added some black outlining and more doodling.

Scrapbooking layout using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
Here is just one close up showing the cluster of stickers.
Scrapbooking layout using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
Now for the last project — a fun card using bright and bold floral along with the black and cream print. A few sticker layers, some brads, and inking.
Handmade card using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
In this other view of the card you now can see it’s an easel card…and the added punched border and floral paper makes the base to stand the card up.
Handmade card using Crate Paper On Trend Collection
As you can see I had an amazing time with this kit. All the color options, the numerous number of projects that I got made and oh yes…I still have some pieces left to play with.
Thanks for viewing today. I had a great time and am thrilled to be able to share with you!

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Thanks Bev! I love how your projects are so very different using the same collection!

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

American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 6 of 10
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The American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection has so many bright, fun papers and embellishments, picking a theme truly is difficult. From patterned papers, bright colors and tags, to die cut shapes, stickers and even a date stamp – you really are spoilt for choice! This collection just shouts out Amy Tangerine!

Here is this week’s sketch. Hope you like it!

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch using American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Collection

And here is my layout:

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I loved this background paper . It is very plain and simple, with a few printed on elements in the top left hand corner. I wanted to add a little more dimension and texture to this, so added some extra papers, stickers and hand stitching – the design is the same, it just has a little more interest now.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I also loved all the different elements in this collection so much, I wanted to try and use them all! I love the look of clustered embellishments on layouts and this seems to be a big trend on Amy Tangerine layouts. So I thought I would give it a try! I used some of the die cuts in the collection, along with punched circles and stickers to create this layered, clustered embellishment.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I then felt that I needed to balance out the layout with a few more embellishments in the bottom right corner. I added some stitching for texture, along with a layered sticker and more of the die cut embellishments. Unfortunately the date stamp didn’t go back to 2002 which is when the photograph was taken, but it does have some great sentiments so I used the ‘snapshot’ wording to add another few details.

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Lastly, I added some ‘hidden journaling’. I really don’t like to see my handwriting on a scrapbook layout, so I much prefer hidden journaling. The small journaling cards that come in the collection were perfect for this. I highlighted it with the small arrow stickers, just so people know it is there!

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I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

You girls totally rocked the sketch last week – I love how you all had positive comments about the double page layout! You may see a few more of those in the future. Our lucky random winner for the week is Carla I! Carla – I love the color combination and papers you have used, and those photos are cute! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! 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 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 some great inspiration from our new Design Team member Bev Code! I’ve already had the pleasure of looking through these projects – all I can say is -  you’re not going to want to miss this one!

Scrapp’n Supplies Rhinestone Bundle | Monday Craft Madness #9

The Scrapp’n Supplies Rhinestone Bundle are so much to use and add just the right ammount of BLING to your projects. Whether you want a lot or just a little, the rhinestones are all individual so you can add as many as your heart desires! Which means this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Bring on the bling!

I created a number of themed projects to show you just how versatile they can be. They are not just for the girls – you can even add them to a masculine project as I did in my first card.

The next card I made using the heart shaped rhinestones – again  -another quick and easy card!

 

And just to show you how easy they are to use on a layout too – here is a layout I made using the rhinestones to create a butterfly swirl.

As the rhinestones are all individual, you really can create any pattern you want – from flourishes and flowers, to stars and stripes – the possibilites are endless!

I hope I have inspired you to ‘bring on the bling’ this week! Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the January Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the last Thursday of the month to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online. Just include a link to this post in your photo’s caption. :) To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project ! 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 by Design Team member Lisa Spiegel!