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Pebbles Walnut Grove Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 6 of 10

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Pebbles Walnut Grove Collection is such a bright, fun collection perfect for boys and girls! There are flowers, chevrons, plaid, and woodgrain patterns in a rich combination of reds, blues, yellows, pinks and grays. Mix and match the papers for whatever theme you want! The embellishments are pretty cool too! SO much fun to use – a great steal for everyone!

Here is this week’s sketch:

Mid Week Mojo sketch challenge Amber #6

And here is my layout.

Scrapbooking layout using Pebbles Walnut Grove Collection

I love all of the brightly colored embellishmenats that come with this collection. There are lots of banners with title phrases on them, dimensional flowers and washi tape stickers. I switched out the button on this flower so that it would coordinate with the colors on my layout. That’s something I often do to ready-made embellishments – it just personalizes your layout at the same time.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

Again, I used a dimensional flower in the opposite corner for some symmetry, and more washi tape stickers. Some of the washi tape has sentiments and phrases on them, which is perfect for adding that extra note.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I also used two of the tags in the collection I removed the top part of the tag and used them as the banner, along with two more dimensional stickers that I took apart! Makes for a cute banner, with some added faux stitching!

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layoutsI hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for last week’s Amber #5 is Kathy T! What a great idea to flip the sketch.  Beautiful job and don’t we all love when our babies are sleeping?  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!

 

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 the final Friday project from Winter Design Team Member Lisa Spiegel!

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

Amber – Week 5 of 10
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Today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection, is the perfect color combination for this time of year! It has all the colors and patterns for capturing your favorite spring photos. Today’s guest designer, Michelle King, shows us just how super cute this collection is, with two great sketches to inspire us all!

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Hello there everyone! I have had so much fun and inspiration taking part in the Mid Week Mojos for over 2 years now (my how time flies)! When Kerys asked me if I wanted to put together a sketch of my own, my first thought was, “Yippee!!!” and then it was quickly followed by, “Oh my goodness, how can I compete with the incredible sketches that have been presented previously?!” Well, the fact that I was going to be able to play with My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection certainly pushed me to try.

I had so much fun with the beautiful pieces in this kit. I was seriously blown away by how much awesomeness could be in one kit. Of course, that means I couldn’t do just one layout…For my first layout, I wanted to use the brilliant orange scheme that is at the forefront of the kit (have I ever mentioned how much I like orange?). I wanted to be able to show off as much of the base paper I used on this one as I could because those big flowers just make me smile. At the same time I wanted to use as many embellishments as I could because there were so many and they fit so nicely on the page without feeling like they are overwhelming. I am normally someone who does not use a lot of embellishments, but found with these pieces, I wanted to keep adding! C’mon, how darling is that crocheted flower?

Here is my first sketch (Amber #5a):

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch challenge using MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection

And here is my layout:

Scrapbooking layout using MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection

Once I finished that one, I thought I should show that the kit isn’t just “tangerine.” There are some really pretty colors in this collection. So, for my second layout I decided to use the more muted colors. The pale yellows and aqua have a nice fresh feel to them. And again, I found myself pulling out some great embellishments to finish off the look. I love the title card because that really is how my youngest is — especially the “fearless” part (I think I get more grey hairs by the day).

Here is my second sketch (Amber #5b):

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch challenge using MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection

And here is my layout:

Scrapbooking layout using MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection

I even made a cute little bookmark for a swap I am in. I used the chevron pattern and then one of the cute cards in the kit. Voilà! Instant cuteness for any avid reader out there! AND…even though I am not really a card maker, I did make what I think is a pretty darn cute one (even if I do say so myself). The fact that it turned out the way it did just goes to show I had a great spread to choose from.

Scrapbooking layout using MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection

I hope you all have the chance to play with the My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Collection because I continue to sit here thinking about what else I can use it for (I’m already pondering some altered projects). Hope you have fun with the sketches and thanks for having me as a guest sketcher.

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Thank you so much Michelle! The layouts are just adorable – I’m loving this collection! I’m going to try my hardest to join in with this one.

Our lucky random winner for Amber #4 is Jennifer Blomquist! Such a cute layout – love the long title and different elements. Great photos too! 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!

Mid Week Mojo Amber #4 sketch challenge winner Jennifer Blomquist

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 Winter Design Team Member Bev Code’s final project! :-)

Fancy Pants Designs Blissful Blizzard Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 4 of 10
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Fancy Pants Designs Blissful Blizzard Collection contains such great colors and patterns. From the soft blues and grays, deep reds and white, in a mixture of dots, snowflakes and stripes, it is the perfect collection to scrap all your cold and frosty winter photos. The collection also comes with a 12×12 sheet of white corrugated card and a 12×12 sheet of thick silver glitter paper for that added texture! It has some great die cuts and stickers to coordinate too – what more could you want?

Here is this week’s sketch from our talented Winter Design Team Member Bev Code:

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch by Bev Code

And here is my layout. I decided to rotate the sketch quarter of a turn counter-clockwise to best fit my photos and the papers.

Scrapbooking layout using Fancy Pants Blissful Blizzard

I am just loving the alphabet stickers in this collection! There are so many to choose from – all different colors and designs. I just had to use them for my journaling.

Adding texture and dimension to scrapbooking layouts

This collection includes lots of super cute papers, including this awesome silver glitter paper and white corrugated paper – I knew I just had to use it!

Adding texture and dimension to scrapbooking layouts

There are lots of fun die cuts in this collection too! Lots of different patterned and sized flags and banners, which make adding dimension and texture to layouts super easy!

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

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

Our lucky random winner for last week’s Amber #3 is Michele Duffy! Such a great layout – I LOVE the color combination and patterned papers you used, and those photos are just adorable! 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!

Mid Week Mojo sketch challenge winner

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 a different kind of fun!

Lifestyle Crafts Border Dies | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 3 of 10
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The Lifestyle Crafts Border dies are great fun and so easy to use – they add just the right amount of pizazz to any scrapbooking layout! You can use the dies with paper and cardstock for quick and easy borders, or use them as masks with your favorite misting sprays. The choice is yours! Here is this week’s sketch:

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch challenge using Lifestyle Crafts Border dies

And here is my layout. The border dies gave just the right amount of background interest for this layout – and I felt that the rest of the page needed to be kept simple to really highlight them.

Scrapbooking layout using Lifestyle Crafts border dies

The border is quite delicate, so I just added some stitched hearts to the corners, to frame the borders and photos.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I haven’t added the journaling to my layout quite yet – but there is plenty of room to add it wherever you want. I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for the week is Jessica Arrant! Such a great layout – I just LOVE your interpretation of the sketch! That elephant is just TOO 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!

Mid Week Mojo Amber #3 sketch challenge winner

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 Winter Design Team Member Cristine Redmond – she has some awesome projects for you to see!

Basic Grey PB & J | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 2 of 10
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The Basic Grey PB & J is such a bright, fun collection, with colors and patterns perfect for any boy or girl. It’s fun chipboard elements, stickers and metal flowers really make you look forward to Spring! I had so much fun with this collection – here is the sketch:

 Mid Week Mojo sketch challenge Amber #2

And here is my layout. I loved the blues and reds in this collection, and knew they would work perfectly for my photos!

Scrapbooking layout using Basic Grey PB & J

I used the navy chipboard alphas for my title, and the small spots are actually the centers of the letters that I would normally throw away. They just landed on my page as I was doing the title – and I quite liked them! Again I hand stitched around the circle, just to add a little more interest to the page, and used a star punch to break up the line of the circle.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I mirrored the element cluster on the bottom of the circle, and added these fun chipboard rectangles to the bottom corner as it looked a little bare.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

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

Our lucky random winner for the week is Melanie Carey! Such a great layout! One of my favorite Echo Park Collections. 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!

MWM sketch challenge Amber 1 winner

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 tomorrow for this month’s blog hop! I’ve seen the sneaks! You don’t want to miss it! :-)