Find Your Mojo! Mercy Tiara is here!

Find Your Mojo! Mercy Tiara is here!

Hello Monday and hello to all our SCT friends! Today our friends Tracy Banks (aka Mercy Tiara!) is here with another Find Your Mojo Process Video: Deconstruction Zone! She shares a fabulous process using the brand new Hustle and Heart collection from friend Amy Tangerine for American Crafts! Let’s get this Monday started…

“Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all your pretty supplies?  Do you know what embellishments you like, but don’t know how to get them on a page? In this Find Your Mojo episode we are using a style that I call “deconstructed layouts” as a way to get your mojo flowing.  These deconstructed pages use very little to no layering, and simply involve laying out your favourite or most relevant embellishments to your story, and then gluing them down to your background page.  This is a very unique style of layout, that adds some visual interest and variety to your scrapbook album, and also takes very little time to create.  Even if this style of scrapbooking is not your forte, making a deconstructed page can be a great way to get your creative juices flowing, get a quick page out of the way, and then move on to create more pages that may be more in line with your typical style.  It’s also a wonderful way to use up leftover embellishments!  For this page, I used the wildly fun Hustle and Heart collection from Amy Tangerine and American Crafts.  In the video, I also show a few of my older deconstructed layouts.”


Layout took 1 hour to complete and used a 3.5 x 3.5 inch photo.



Reclaim your mojo and share your layouts on social media! Don’t forget to tag me so I can check them out! Use the hashtag #findyourmojowithmercytiara so I can check out your pages! Find other episodes of Find Your Mojo with Mercy Tiara HERE!” ~ Tracy Banks

Enjoy today’s process video! Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Maybe we’ll share a little something, something from this collection for one reader who does!



2017-09-18T21:53:54+00:00August 28th, 2017|Find Your Mojo, YouTube videos|


  1. Teresa Medeiros August 28, 2017 at 11:14 am

    This style of layout is taking me back. I forgot how fun a page can be when you just add your favourite embellishments without worrying about all that layering and it takes no time at all. Yay Mercy! I’m also loving this new Amy Tangerine collection, especially those letters in the title. I love her handwriting!

  2. Shannon Miller August 28, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Loved the “Stay Wild” video and the deconstruction style of scrapbooking. What a fun thing to try especially when you have a lot of embellishments to use up. I am looking forward to giving this a try!

  3. Jean Marmo August 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Love this.

  4. Heather P August 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Great layout!

  5. Cindy P. August 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I love the new “Hustle and Heart” collection Amy Tangerine collection! The layout is great – love the lack of layering! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anna Ekman August 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Such a cool layout!

  7. Sue LD August 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    It was fun watching you create this awesome tiger layout.

  8. Chris Cross August 28, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Very creative layout!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Stacey Kowbel August 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Awesome layout! Loved watching the creative process take place – it’s nice to know that even professionals arrange and rearrange until they arrive at something they like.

  10. Barb macaskill August 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Wild & fun! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ this whimsical collection! It is reminiscent of the ’70’s in my opinion and I think that is pretty cool!
    The placement of the photo is perfection! It really gives this layout so much more awesomeness! TFS!

  11. Donna Rinckel August 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Wonderful layout! Love the wild theme. Totally cool.

  12. cheryl schuessler August 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Very creative…too fun!

  13. Franka August 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Lots of colours that work cohesively. That tiger is fierce.

  14. Dorina D August 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Very creative and I love the idea of using more embellishments.

  15. Debbie August 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Too cute!!

  16. Margaret August 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    So fun to watch you put this together – I always feel like my layouts are too random, even when I don’t mean them to be, and then voila, suddenly it all works! Don’t know why I never thought of cutting the middle out of a page that works as a background; what a great way to save some of that beloved paper!

  17. prt August 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Loved the letters and the felt dots, great layout!

  18. Tona August 28, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Sometimes simple is best.

  19. Ana Haines August 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I love Tracy’s You Tube videos!

  20. Nita K. August 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    This is a very creative layout.

  21. Betcei Butler August 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Ha! This layout would be a perfect one to use with a picture my nephew in law took with his children a couple of weeks ago while his wife was taking care of her parents! Love the Mercy Tiara YouTube videos!

  22. BunnyD August 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    What a fun way of constructing a page. Great way to use up some embellishments.

  23. Tara W August 28, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    What a cute layout! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Debbie Bartlett August 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Great video and Fun contest.

  25. Karen Lingel August 28, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Yeah I wish I could use more embellishments on my way-too-plain layouts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  26. jurist tran August 28, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    wat a great video! wat a great idea to use your leftover embellishments to scrapbook easy page layouts. thank you for sharing and i would like to get my mojo back with my pages.
    #memories matter #keep it simple

  27. Judy Stiles August 28, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Such a cute layout … I definitely want to try this “deconstructed” style!

  28. Francine August 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you for this demonstration. At first I didnt get what you were doing, but eventually it all made sense. Great idea. Inspiration, get your mojo going. Love the border you put around the page, that really tied it together, and stitching! How awesome, and adding the additional stitching around was such a great way to tie it together as well. Great layout design. And, I agree.. some pages like this in a book or for a picture that you want to keep but the story isnt long.. great great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Gisèle August 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Totally cool LO, need to try that ?

  30. Wendy Gumpinger August 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Love it!

  31. Elaine Breton August 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    I like the big kitty !

  32. Cecile B August 28, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Love this!! The embellishments are great without making the layout look too busy! The stitching adds a nice touch – something I must try.

  33. Christine B. August 29, 2017 at 5:46 am

    This was an interesting video… it was strange not to have things touch so they look like they belong together, but the end result was beautiful. Going to try this technique soon!!

  34. Esther Turner August 29, 2017 at 5:52 am

    I can’t wait to try this method … this whole mojo series has been great!

  35. ScrappyBethB625 August 29, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I usually layer my embellishments. I’ll have to try this style of scrapping! I love this layout & collection!

  36. Karen August 29, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I like to mix up my pages a little bit. This layout has given me a much needed boost! Thanks for sharing.

  37. Gill Geddis August 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I love the easy flow of the layout, it feels uncomplicated and fun ?

  38. Arianna Barbara August 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Wow! Awesome layout!!!

  39. Tara McCarthy August 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I’m loving the randomly placed embellishments throughout the page. Great way to use up some leftovers, or better yet a new collection.

  40. Laurie Couch August 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I love this! I think what I love the most is that none of the embellishments are hiding. They are all front and center is their beautiful glory!!

  41. Cary Ann Lombardo August 29, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Thanks for the great idea in using up embellishments. I have an open package on my desk right now that keeps falling all over the place so I’m going to find a picture and try this method.

  42. Dee Earnshaw August 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Love the theme and awesome layout – thanks for sharing:)

  43. Dana M August 29, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    What fun layouts, so playful!

  44. Deepa Lakshman August 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I like this way to start a warm up and I am like you when it comes to saving paper. It’s definitely a way to get in touch with the supplies we may have too much of.

  45. Sandy Ross August 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Fabulous layout and video!!! Great use of the embellishments!!!

  46. Sharon Gullikson August 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    So clever and funny! Love it.

  47. Brian Poteraj August 29, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    What a good combo of images. They really flow well.

  48. Anneke August 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Interesting technique, love the tiger btw

  49. Pami Ballington August 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Love this collection. Looking forward to doing some Clemson Tiger pages soon!

  50. Mary Holshouser August 29, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Love the layout.
    Fun idea with the wild theme.
    thanks for sharing.

  51. Loly Borda August 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Such a fun lay out! I love those letters in the title! TFS!

  52. Marjorie DUMONTIER August 30, 2017 at 3:25 am

    This looks very unique design. Nice !!

  53. Cara Feeney August 30, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I often watch these videos and wish my mind could see what Tracy sees. It’s inspirational.

  54. Kelly Cutrone August 30, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Talk about thinking outside the box! My next layout I will be trying this. And what a great idea with the wax paper! I will def be using that tip! Thank you!

  55. Brenda Brown August 30, 2017 at 10:34 am

    What a fun layout! Thank you for sharing.

  56. Helen Richardson August 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I love this layout and love using embellishments in my pages. It makes them pop!

  57. Lynne Gaudet August 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Who doesn’t have bucket load of embellishments waiting to be used up?? Thanks for the reminder to just get them out and play!

  58. Carrie S August 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I my gosh! What an amazing tutorial. I have so many little embellishments and never thought to put them all together like this.

  59. Janet August 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I am in love with this layout and video!

  60. Lee in MI August 30, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Wonderful Layout!

  61. Janet Ingraham August 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    How fun. Va va voom that tiger.

  62. Joni P August 31, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Great layout.

  63. Beneta August 31, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I haven’t tried this but willing to give it a go. Cute LOL.

  64. Aimee K August 31, 2017 at 11:44 am

    That is such a fun and fabulous layout! Love that collection as well too!

  65. Bela Teixeira August 31, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Great video thanks for sharing

  66. Anita Price August 31, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    fun!!! love your process videos 🙂

  67. EVA WALKER August 31, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I have lots of embellishments that I didn’t know what to do with. I am going to try this out the weekend. thank you.

  68. Dee Brown August 31, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Great idea to use those bits of loved embelilishments….I can never seem to get rid of those final little bits left from larger projects! Loving this deconstructed idea as well as the Hustle and Heart collection

  69. Sandy Clinton August 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Great way to use up those favourite or maybe left over embellishments!

  70. Kimberly Ostgard September 1, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Nice layout thanks for sharing inspiration.
    Have blessed day!

  71. Julie A. Shearer September 1, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Great layout and I love all thing Amy!! So cute!! Thanks for a chance to win.

  72. Shirley Sendgraff September 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Hope I can win these goodies!!

  73. Carrie Sedlack September 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    oh my gosh, I love this. We go to the Zoo all the time. Great inspiration.

  74. Cynthia Frost September 2, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I really like this layout and this deconstruction style. What a great way to use up some embellishments that one loves and take a bit of a rest from my typical style. Thank you for this!

  75. Kirsty Vittetoe September 2, 2017 at 4:33 am

    That is absolutely FUN!

  76. Stephanie Rodgers September 2, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Great video! Love her process! Gonna give it a try!

  77. Shelly K September 2, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Very fun and creative! Thanks for sharing and inspiring a new outlook!

  78. Dianne Swartz September 2, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing the video on deconstruction, find your mojo. I definitely needed a push since it’s been awhile since I sat down to scrapbook. After Retiring and moving I didn’t make scrapbooking a priority. Art must be done everyday was something I lived by for years. Sometimes change is hard but I’m ready to get back to tellling my story. Living in a rainforest on an island in Alaska is definitely a place for all kinds of stories. Thanks again.

  79. TracyM #6773 September 4, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING 🙂

  80. Jeannine H September 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Super advice and teaching from Mercy Tiera, as always.

  81. Sandi B September 4, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Very cute layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

  82. Jeanette Y September 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Great layout!!

  83. Jackie Peduzzi September 5, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Super awesome video and layout! Thanks for sharing!

  84. Stephanie Ocampo October 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Love this layout! I have the perfect pictures to scraplift this!!!

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