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Opal -- Layout 10

I know I say it every month when our guest sketcher Wednesday rolls around, but it's such a treat for me to be able to bring to you the talents of one of our amazing ScrapbookSteals friends. This month is of no exception and I'm delighted to bring to you this month's guest sketcher, Heather Conklin.

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Hello my scrappy friends, it's Heather here. I am so excited to be the guest sketcher for Opal #10! When Kristy emailed me "So... my favorite art teacher on the planet... what do you feel about being our guest sketcher for December? :)" my heart went all aflutter. When I heard what I was going to create with, I calmed down immediately.

I had the pleasure of playing with one of the lines that I had wished for the first time I had seen it, American Crafts Garden Cafe. I love the colors, the patterns, the embossed loveliness on lots of the papers, the fun Thickers (2 sets!), sweet little brads, cute tags, ribbon and the Delights (paper flowers).

As I started to sit down and sketch out my plan, I really couldn't decide which of the papers to use, so I tried to use them all! Rather than limiting myself to having to choose one paper per side of my 2-pager, I used five pieces of paper and created a chevron background on basic kraft paper. This allowed me to connect the two pages together. Then, it was just a simple execution of putting down some great photographs, adding a few tags and Delights, penning in a journaling section, and adding a fun title.

I really loved playing with this collection, and even made a a card, and a Christmas layout using Opal #9! This kit is so versatile.

Thank you again Kristy and Lisa for this amazing opportunity. And my lovely ScrapbookSteals friends, I really hope that you all have fun with this sketch. I cannot wait to see what each of you create!

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Heather, what a treat it's been having you share your amazing talents with us. Thank you again so much for being our guest and for wrapping up our Opal series! :)

Now do we have a treat for you! First off let's announce the weekly winner of our Mid Week Mojo. Kristy Mackeen! You are our lucky random winner. If you will please send an email to with your address we will get a prize sent out to you right away.

Now it's time to show you what we have secured for our Opal series prize! (This is sooooooo exciting!) Here's what you have the chance of winning if you have completed a 10 of the Opal club sketches and have them posted and linked by 11:59 PM MST, on Monday, December 12.

Our lucky winner will receive an 8 post Ribbon Carousel (twine not included).

as well as a 10 pack of 2" solid maple hour glass spools.

Get this girls, this is a retail value of NINETY FOUR DOLLARS! How's that for amazing? :)

Here are the details in order to be eligible to win this incredible prize.

  1. Complete all 10 Opal layouts. Don’t forget that Opal #10 must be completed and posted by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, December 12th.
  2. Make sure all 10 Opal layouts are posted somewhere online.
  3. Provide a link to your creations on the Officially Opal blog post. This can be a link to a gallery hosting all of your creations, or individual links. Just make sure that everything is listed in one post.

If you are 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.

Good luck Mojo makers! I'll see you next week as we kick off our Garnet series. Enjoy!

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