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American Crafts Pebbles Let Freedom Ring

Grab your sparklers and join us as our very own StealNetworker, Tedi Palmer, treats us to a firecracker guest designer posting using  American Crafts Pebbles, Let Freedom Ring collection. Tedi’s talents teamed up with the reds, whites and blues of today’s steal are nothing short of sizzling!

Tedi, my friend, take it away!

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I have always loved American Crafts Pebbles products, and was ecstatic that I was given Let Freedom Ring Collection.

I really wanted to create something that wasn’t just an ordinary page. I wanted to use my paper to create some home decor because, let’s be honest, my house doesn’t have very much. :) Since my husband and I love motorcycles I thought it would be fun to create a little road trip that we’ve always wanted to take.

The patterned paper I used in the frame was perfect for creating a cute design for my home and showing a love for our country and motorcycles. Simple, yet perfect.

My next page is of my adorable husband, who was definitely “born 2 ride.” I have learned through scrapping that adding a bit of red to a page makes everything pop. Which, with my husbands shirt, a few stripes, banners, and a dazzling #2, did just that.

Since I created a page of my husband, I had to do one of me too. Though I am not a motorcyclist I had to show the hubby that I could actually hold up the bike and look like a total “biker babe” to him. The colors of this page are a definite favorite for me!

One thing I especially love about American Crafts Pebbles paper are those little strips that are always cut off on the 12×12 sheets. AC Pebbles takes full advantage of paper and you’re able to use those strips in your pages. That’s what I did with this next page:

I really loved working with Let Freedom Ring Collection, and it is a must have for the upcoming July 4th holiday!

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Tedi, you are one amazing crafter! I am so in love with your home decor. I’m with you and my home seriously lacks the “pretty.” Maybe I need to take some lessons from you! :)

Have a great day everyone and I will see you tomorrow for some Mid Week Mojo fun!

Toodles!

<3 Kristy

Bo Bunny Sun Kissed | Mid Week Mojo

Topaz Club – Layout 2

What a spectacular start to our Topaz Club series and what a treat it was to see all of your beautiful creations from you seasoned Mid Week Mojo-ers as well as some new friends. I think that you’ll agree with me that today’s steal, the Bo Bunny Sun Kissed collection is the perfect drive to get you wanting to scrap our second sketch in the Topaz Club series as well as those summer photos that you’ve been snapping over the past few months.

I was having that itch to scrap a layout for one of you again so I asked Jessica Laureano if she would let me scrap some fun water pics of her handsome little fellah. I have to say that I couldn’t have handpicked a better collection to showcase the fun of this happy summer day. I love the brightness and combination of colors, the movement and embellishments are top notch.

I had so much fun working on summer photos that I couldn’t resist doing one more just for fun, for my sweet friend Misty.

I hope these girls like their layouts. Thank you to both of you for allowing me to scrap some of your family memories.

And now it’s time for our lucky random winner of the first layout in our Topaz series. Erin Schultz, you are our lucky winner!

Erin, if you’ll send your address to service@scrapbooksteals.com, we will be happy to send a little scrappy goodness your way.

For those of you that have questions on what Mid Week Mojo is and wish to join in on our fun, you can check out all of the rules and details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Remember to have this weeks sketch posted by Monday, August 8th at 11:59pm at midnight in order to be eligible for next weeks random giveaway.

Hope you all have a delightfully happy Mojo Day!

DIY BBQ or Pool Party with American Crafts Heat Wave

DIY BBQ or Pool Party with American Crafts Heat Wave

I don’t know about you but for me the countdown to summer is ON. There are 17 days left until the bliss of summer vacation is upon us, which means lazy, lazy and more lazy. (I know, who am I joking, right? It’ll be as busy as ever!) Anyhow, today’s steal, the American Crafts Heat Wave collection has got to be one of the most fun summer collections I have ever seen.

I thought it would be fun to create a BBQ or pool party kit for my girls to celebrate the last day of school with their friends. It has become a tradition for us to grill up some hot dogs and have friends over and this year we will be doing it Heat Wave style.  :)
First, every party needs an invite. I love the amazing array of papers to choose from to create the perfect invitation. Today’s kit comes with four sheets of each paper, so you can knock out multiple invites without running out.

Now what kind of party would be without something to cool you off when that heat hits. I hit the dollar store and found a few treasures to blast with some Heat Wave, including this cute little ice bucket and some good old-fashioned root beer.

I simply added some of the fun chipboard pieces and stickers from today’s steal to the outside of the bucket. I also dug in my stash and found some cute blingy letters to add. Anticipating condensation, I made sure to attach the letters with dimensional foam squares and add some glue dots to the stickers.

Next I made a fun wrapper for the bottle of root beer. While this won’t be able to chill in the bucket of ice, it will sure look cute on the table next to the cups which the guests can fill with ice.

Speaking of cups, it seems like a never ending battle to remember whose cup is whose. While an easy answer is simply adding names with a sharpie to the outside of the cup, I decided to take it one step further and create dangly name tags for the guests.

To attach the name tags to the side of the cup, I simply took my Crop A Dile and punched out two holes, about 1/2″ apart, in a vertical line on the side of the cup at the top. Next, I added an eyelet to a piece of the Heat Wave chipboard. I threaded a piece of ribbon through the two holes of the cup, starting from the outside of the cup on the top hole. Next I threaded the chipboard piece through the bottom piece of ribbon and then finished things up by tying a quick knot. I used my label maker to create personalized names, and now our guests will have their own unique cups.

For centerpieces of the tables, I found some metal buckets. I added stickers, chipboard pieces and ribbon to the handle to decorate.  You can use the buckets to hold utensils wrapped in napkins.

Then you can even add an extra Heat Wave touch by creating napkin rings to hold the untensil kits together.

When the sun sets and the party is still raging on, you can add some citronella candles inside the buckets to help keep the mosquitos at bay. Just be sure to flip the handle down so that your ribbon doesn’t catch fire!

I couldn’t resist dressing up some plain ketchup and mustard bottles. I simply wrapped the bottles with paper, added a ribbon around the middle and added some yum.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a cupcake and this party isn’t complete without them! To make the cupcake toppers I cut out some circles using my Silhouette, then added chipboard pieces to the centers of the circles.

And of course, I didn’t want the guests to leave without a little thank you. I filled some clear bags with watermelon candies and created a little tag to finish it off.

Simple. Cute. Fun.

And now…the countdown to summer  is on!

Let’s Celebrate a Little Freestyle | Mid Week Mojo #34

I was excited when I knew I’d be working with one of Teresa’s collections to create this weeks Mid Week Mojo. I love her style where shabby meets eclectic, and chic meets timeless style.  Today’s choice of steals, the Freestyle Album Kit or the Celebrate Album Kit both allow Teresa’s true style to shine.

I used the Freestyle collection as it’s been a long time since I’ve created a deliciously girly girl layout. I figured these papers would be perfect to create a layout about my recently painted pink piggies!

Now some of you are probably wondering why I used a mini album kit to create a layout, but I wanted to show how even a pre-designed kit can be filled with inspiration for creating other projects.

I turned to Teresa’s amazing full-color instruction manual and used it as my inspiration for creating today’s sketch.

I used my Silhouette to cut out some butterflies to replicate the butterflies in the Freestyle kit.

I also added one of the punch out die cuts since there are a ton to choose from.

Teresa’s kits come with so much product that I will have absolutely no problem creating my Mojo layout and the mini album.

Also, I’m kind of a sucker for birthday-themed product, not so much for making birthday layouts, but I truly cannot wait to use Teresa’s Celebrate album kit to actually preserve a birthday memory without having to stress about the design.

Now it’s time for our lucky weekly winner.  A huge congrats goes out to Becky Walters, our random winner for this week!

I absolutely love the title of Becky’s layout as it truly captures the moment of such a wonderful occasion. Becky, please email us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will get a prize sent out to you.

I hope you have fun with this week’s sketch. It’s always such a treat to see how each of you interpret the inspiration. To enter, comment on this blog post with a link to your photo of this week’s Mojo page (a link to a photo from our Facebook fan page or personal blog) no later than Monday, March 21 at midnight in order to be eligible for our weekly drawing.

As always…scrap happy!  :)

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