August already? Whew, where did summer go? This week I’ll be heading back to school to begin putting my new classroom together. I’m moving from third grade to fifth grade science and social studies, so I’ll have a bit of rethinking to do as far as decorations and organization. How about you? Are you looking forward to school starting again? Do you function better with or without a routine? I’d love to hear, so please comment below.

And now, let’s get down to the real reason for this post – brand new Monday Mojo prompts! I’ve visited my Pinterest boards and picked out a lovely color scheme and some fun sketch and embellishing ideas.

Color Scheme

Color Scheme

Ready for fall, this color scheme comes to us from the Color Palettes website. The yellow, red, and green remind me of the colors of the leaves as they begin to change (which happens earlier here in Louisiana than in other parts of the country). The neutrals serve as a nice counterpoint to the other saturated colors.

Sketch

Sketch

Our sketch is from the Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits blog, borrowed from Scrappin Around the Clock for one of their back to school challenges. I think it’s a perfect page layout for a back to school portrait.

Embellishment

Embellishment

This fun embellishment idea from the Shari Design blog could be interpreted in so many ways. The ticket shapes could actually become journal spots instead of a card sentiment. There are so many opportunities to layer on little goodies like jewels, twine, washi, brads, stickers – you name it.

Technique

Technique

This beautiful tissue paper background technique comes from the Craft Barn blog. Although it has a distinctly Asian feel (it was featured as part of their Oriental week series), the stamps and colors could easily be adapted to whatever theme you’d like to scrapbook.

 Topics to Scrapbook

Topics

And finally, our topic prompts come from the Capture Your 365 website. If you’ve never checked it out, you really should. There is a whole community of people (some scrapbookers, some not) dedicated to taking a photo a day for the whole year. This is just a sampling of the prompts that are shared there. What I love about them is that they are so easy to interpret. This time of year is so hectic, and anything easy is very welcome!

So there you have it. Five bright, shiny new mojo prompts. I hope just seeing these inspires you to create something. And if you do, I’d love to see it! Stop on by the MKP Facebook group and show us what ya got! (We’ll show you some love – promise!)

 

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