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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! :-)

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!

 

October Afternoon Sasparilla Collection

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Howdy ladies! Today is all about October Afternoon’s Sasparilla Collection Kit – country fairs, cowboy hats, and lots of “giddy up” fun! Fall Design Team member Julie Koets shows us a cute way to turn today’s steal into adorable, fun layouts – and she’s also thrown in a few cards to inspire you too!

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When I learned  that I’d get to work with the Sasparilla collection from October Afternoon, I think I may have let out a “yee haw!”  I am a cowgirl at heart and was thrilled to dig in to this fun collection.  Obviously, these papers and embellishments work well with all of your “typical” cowboy and western style photos (horseback riding, pony rides at the zoo, wild west adventures).  I think they would also be great for a cowboy themed party or make adorable nursery decorations for a little buckaroo.  I love the denim paper, little flyers, and the chip n’ stick embellishments that I showcased on this layout:

 

 

And if you’re not a cowboy or cowgirl, have no fear. The earthy home style prints work perfectly for lots of other events.  I used the alpha stickers, fun trims from the wrap pack, and lots of journaling cards to document a family trip to the fair:

 

 

While some of the prints are definitely western themed, the “b sides” are super versatile and can be used for so much more. I just had to put together one more layout using the fun teal and gray papers.  I fussy cut the cloud from a piece of patterned paper and layered up some flower sack embellishments for this laid back layout:

 

 

For all of you card makers, these prints are fun and bold and can be great for masculine cards.  I used some of my scraps and threw together these simple cards:

 

 

Thanks so much for checking out my design team projects this month!

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Julie – I just love your layouts! The papers and embellishments are so much fun, and I love how you have shown their versatility. The cards are super cute too! I love the masculine feel to them and just wish I could throw together such great cards like this.Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for an exciting spin on MCM!

Authentique Carefree Collection Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 8

Today’s steal, the Authentique Carefree Collection Kit, is just about as cheery as you can get. I love the rosey hues, cheerful embellies, and vintage flair. And I especially love how today’s guest designer, Venetia Willis-Holbrook, shows us how to use this collection for everyone in your family. (Yes, even for your manly-men!)

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I was so excited when I was asked to guest sketch! I read the email at the coffee shop and almost threw my fresh coffee as I was yelling “Shut up! Really??” at my phone. I was even more excited to realize my month was November because layouts of my husband and girls truly represent what I plan to give thanks for! As if that were not great enough, I’m working with the Authentique Carefree Collection Kit. It’s no secret I’m an Authentique junkie, and Carefree is such a fun and versatile collection.

I thought it would be fun to draw one sketch and interpret it three ways.

I started with my husband because I wanted to show you how adaptable this collection is! The gingham, plaid, and neutral materials make this collection a breeze to work with for all your loved ones. I loved how Carefree’s colors adapted nicely to a masculine layout, and shockingly, my “shop guy” loved this layout of him too, so it passed his test.

My oldest girl has such a vibrant personality and I loved the butterfly paper because it reminded me so much of her. Authentique had the perfect quote embellishment to help the journaling along: “You are my sunshine,” which I have always sang as her lullaby. The alphabet stickers worked perfectly for a title with one of the file stickers from the pack.

My littlest one, who usually glares at the camera, didn’t catch me taking the picture so I was able to get a rare photo of her joyous face. This is my favorite picture of her so far because she is so happy. By fussy cutting the Authentique paper, I was able to make a dimensional layout that  reflects her girly-girl personality. She believes she is the pink princess, and Carefree definitely fit her!

I hope you enjoy this sketch, and I encourage you to use this week’s Mid-Week Mojo to scrap something you are thankful for.  Have fun playing along with me, I cannot wait to see how all you amazing artists interpret my sketch!

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Thank you so much Venetia! I love how you make a collection the might look feminine work perfectly for your entire family. :) Brilliant!

And now you can stop holding your breath because the Mid Week Mojo winner is finally revealed!

Congrats go out to Kristina MacKeen for her adorable interpretation of Coral #7! Kristina, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. 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.

Have a great Wednesday and we’ll see you TOMORROW for an introduction to the new Mojo Mama!

Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 7

Happy Halloween! Steal Boutique’s Karina Wetzel created some delightfully spooky crafts with today’s steal, the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit. Karina already wowed us with her great MCM creation this week, and today is no different! This collection is the perfect kit to scrap Halloween memories, create creepy crafts and decor for next year, or to whip up invites for future Halloween bonanzas.

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When asked to play with the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit, I may or may not have squealed a little! There are so many things about this collection that I love.

Authentique has to be one of my favorite brands to work with! I love the bold and funky designs and wow, the papers are to die for! As I looked at this collection I couldn’t believe how many things there were. Once again, I was very impressed! Then my mind was going 100 mph with all the possibilities, so why stop at just a layout? So, my friends, that is when I decided to make a bunch of Halloween projects!

Here is the Layout that I came up with for MWM:

I made the 3D flowers by cutting circles and then crimping the paper a bit for more of a distressed look. Then I just layered and added a cute brad on top.

And of course I had to make a card:

Then, how fun is this simple treat bag:

 

 

And finally this last project came to me in a dream {please tell me that I’m not the only one} and I just had to make it:

Oh my! I could have made many more things. I cant wait to scrapbook my Halloween pictures from this year with this collection!

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Thanks so much, Karina! You’re welcome to come back and inspire anytime you want. :) There will be no MWM next week, but we have something very special you won’t want to miss! MWM will be back the following week as usual, so don’t worry! There will still be lots of inspiration coming your way.

Now it’s time to announce our winner for last week’s Mid Week Mojo. Congratualtions…

Krista Cook for a beautiful interpretation of Coral #6! Krista, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. 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.