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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!

Fancy Pants St Nick Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 10

The  Fancy Pants Saint Nick Collection has so many gorgeous elements you won’t know where to start! It has so many elegant paper patterns, embellishment cards, chipboards, dies, stickers, alphas, and more you really can let your imagination run wild. The first time I saw today’s steal I was at the Scrapbook Steals Retreat – and I love it just as much today as I did then!

Here is my sketch:

And here is my layout:

 

There were so many different elements to this collection that I really wanted to use a bit of everything! (I think I managed most of it!)

 You girls totally rocked Brittany’s sketch last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Staci Jones.

Staci – this is such a super cute layout! I adore those photos and love the Authentique collection you used! 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!

Can you believe we are nearing the end of another 10 week series? It seems like we just started on the Coral mojos. To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Coral #10) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST Monday December 3rd, 2012. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Coral 10 creation.

To enter to win the Coral Series Grand Prize:

  1. Complete all ten layouts from the Coral Mid Week Mojo series. (You can reference this page for a link to the Mid Week Mojo sketches).
  2. Leave one comment with links to all 10 of your layouts on the Completely Coral blog post no later than 11:59 pm Monday December 3rd, 2012.

This time our fab friends at My Mind’s Eye are sponsoring our Coral series prize. The amazing prize package with a retail value of $141 will include:

  • MME Kraft Funday Happy Days kit
  • MME Kraft Funday Everyday Fun kit
  • MME Halloween mega kit

So exciting! 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.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see what Design Team member Amy Coose has in store for us – believe me – you’re not going to want to miss this one! :-)

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!

Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 1

Can you believe a new Mid Week Mojo series is already here? It’s a little mind boggling to think it’s time for a fresh start to our weekly inspiring fun. Lucky for me, I have a fun and fresh collection to kick things off. Today’s steal, the Heidi Swap Sugar Chic collection, is a great mix of feminine with a spunky wild side, and a gorgeous muted color palate. It definitely soothes the crafty soul!

When I was sorting through the photos that I had laying on my desk deciding what to scrap, I was thrilled when I realized how perfectly one of my photos from a summertime activity worked with Sugar Chic. I know some of you might be questioning another circle themed layout, but how could I resist when creating a layout about lots and lots of bubbles?

I definitely wanted to have a little more color involved with my background than just the aqua, and I didn’t feel like having a huge overwhelming circle, so I used the inner cut on one of my Lucky 8 punches and then layered different colors of the Sugar Chic papers behind so that the circle had a multi-color effect. I then busted out my iRock and added a gems to the middle circles.

As is very common for me, the embellishments  took a big stance in the design of my layout. I mean, how could I resist using the sparkly banners that come with today’s steal? I couldn’t. In fact, I had to use a lot of them. :)

Then I finished things out by adding a few of the unique embellies that are a part of the Sugar Chic line.

For initially wondering what I would make with today’s steal as I’m not crazy about faux animal prints like my daughter, I sure had a great time creating with it and now will have to be sure to take a photo of my Tess in her crazy clothes and document it! (As well as be sure to balance it out with some of the many other amazing prints in the collection, like the chevron. Swoon!)

Now down to business. First off, let’s congratulate the winner of the Pearl #10 Mid Week Mojo. Congrats are in order for Corinna Colquhoun!

You totally nailed Kerys’ amazing sketch, which is perhaps my favorite of the entire pearl series. Way to go! Now please send an email to service@steals.com with your address and we will be happy to get some sweet swag sent your way.

Now I have to take a quick moment to thank each and every one of you for participating in another amazing 10 weeks of Mid Week Mojo. It’s truly the highlight of my crafty week and I consider myself so genuinely blessed to have this opportunity to bond with each of you every week and to share a little piece of myself. You should also each be so proud of yourselves and your accomplishments! Even if you were only able to complete one layout at least you have one more layout to add to your history.

Now without further ado, I’d like to congratulate the winner of the amazing Authentique prize package valued at nearly $92.00! Erin Colby, you are our lucky random winner! A huge congrats to you and your completion of all ten Pearl Series Mid Week Mojos. This particular layout was one of my favorite of yours over the past 10 weeks.

We have already made arrangements to have your prize package shipped out to you so all you have to do is sit back and stalk the mail person! Oh, and be sure to share with us and our friends at Authentique!

Now for the new series. If you don’t already know, 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 splendid Wednesday and be sure to check in Friday for Design Team member Kerys Sharrocks September blog post.

Glitz Design Happy Travels Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 2

Just like today’s steal, the Happy Travels Collection by Glitz Design, I’ve been enjoying some time off. I’ve spent the past week relaxing by the pools in Vegas with my hunny then working my tush off teaching a class in Chicago at the Craft and Hobby Association show.

Design team member Katrina Hunt stepped up and offered to help me out with this week’s Mid Week Mojo so there could be a little less crazy on my plate.  I think you’ll be happy that she did. Amazing talent. Amazing product. Amazing sketch.

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It’s Katrina here with Mid Week Mojo!  Go easy on me — I’m not used to making sketches, but I thought this one was fun and has some great possibilities.  And if you’re like me, you need a pick-me-up during the week.  I’m a girl who works for the weekend (or days off)!

I haven’t ever worked with Glitz Design before, so I was excited when the Happy Travels collection was the steal I was getting to work with.  The colors are more subdued that I usually go for, but I love the way they make the photos pop on my layout!

The airplane paper and clouds were the jumping off point for my overall layout.  And I loved the little glittered heart that was popped up on one of the cardstock stickers.  I just took it off and used it on my cloud!

The little epoxy sticker and gemstone were the perfect addition to my twine that I had wrapped around my picture.  There are lots of little items that you can add for details and I love that!

In place of the flags, I decided to use the numbers and just highlight that area in a different way than the flags.

And because  you can always change a sketch to use it however you want, I decided to make a card based on it.  Some of the collection is loved themed and some is travel, so I decided to make a love themed card. I thought the hearts coming out of the mason jar were fun.

Play along with us this week and make sure and link to your project so we can see it!

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Katrina, I love it! It’s so fun to see you use a collection that is a little out of your norm. Thank you so much for taking it on so I could enjoy a week off!

It’s random drawing time once again! This week’s lucky winner is Kelly Marks, who totally rocked the interpretation of Erin’s amazing sketch.

Please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com letting them know that you are this week’s Mid Week Mojo winner and we will be happy to enable the addiction with a little more loot!

If you’re new to the Mid Week Mojo weekly sketch challenge then now is the time to jump on board as we begin fresh with another 10 weeks in our Pearl 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. Also don’t be shy about sharing your creations on our Facebook fan page! We love to drool over what you create.