November 21, 2014

Scrapbook Friday



Hi everyone, Cristina here with SBC sharing something new for today's blog post. I have been playing with Project Life the past couple weeks. Why, you may ask well life gets so busy and as much as I absolutely love to do my full detailed, hours spent, paint every where layouts lol I just haven't had the chance soooo I decided to pull out these lovely cards that a friend sent me to brighten me up from scrapbook overload and just played around You can use Project Life, SN@P, and WeR to create fun a and easy layouts.  I have to say I had so much fun putting this together. It came together really quick and easy and I was able to add multiple pictures and journaling.
This was a fun night watching one of our favorite country band "Rascal Flatts" I wanted to make sure I used pictures that really showed off all the fun we had.


Supplies Used:
Project Life " " kit
Project Life "Heidi Swapp" kit
MAMBI pocket pages
Crate Paper - wood pieces

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC

Design Team Member
Cristina
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November 18, 2014

It's Anything Goes Tuesday with Lynne here Showcasing a Free-Standing Lace Angel Embroidered Angel

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It's Lynne here from Her Craftiness. I would love to show you my Brother Embroidery Machine and my current project - a free-standing angel bookmark or ornament.


This is a very simple, less expensive embroidery machine. With the machine, I highly recommend having a rewritable card which you can add additional designs to stitch with your machine. I am using Criswell Embroidery Designs K-Lace Bookmarks for a 4x4 hoop

For our project today, we are using water soluble stabilizer as we are making a free-standing lace and I use 3 layers and place in my hoop  and stretch tautly



I used white Sulky Embroidery thread both in the upper and in the bobbin for extra stability. Embroidery thread has a sheen which gives a beautiful finish.

Once the stabilizer is in the hoop, the magic begins as the machine stitches all by itself!!!!



Once the stitching is complete, you need to trim the excess of the stabilizer away 



Are you ready for more magic??? This now goes into a dish pan or the sink where you run water over it to dissolve the stabilizer and leave your finished product!



All you need to do now, is let your design dry which I leave dry on a wash cloth. 


Once completely dry, trim the loose thread you see hanging there and add a thin ribbon or gold thread and you have completed a lace angel ornament in 15 minutes!!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my beautiful lace angel. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member Lynne
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November 16, 2014

Challenge #34 Anything Goes (featuring Box Drawer Easel Cards)

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Your challenge:

Hi everyone, it is time for Challenge #34- Anything Goes
(featuring Box Drawer Easel Card by Carolyn Smith DT)

Video found here: 


Our sponsor is

DT Lynne
for more inspiration by Lynne, check out her blog "Her Craftiness"

One lucky winner will receive a scrapbag made by Lynne
 it measures 9 x 6.75 inches; fully lined; 100 percent cotton fabrics
The perfect size for your crop tools!

  Good Luck!

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Here is what the Scrapbook Blessings Club Design Team created:





TIP: Mark which side you put the easel paper on - I found this out many times and now I put an "X" where I put my decorated easel piece (example: where my Santa Claus is)

Sandy for SBC


My tip: play around with sizes. Adding an inch will make a big difference and a different look.

My tip:  Be sure to use patterned paper that will look great at all angles. 

To find more information on how they did that, please click on their name/blog or the challenge under their picture. Thanks for playing along. We hope that these design team projects inspire you.

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Anything goes: cards, banners, layouts but if you enter a "easel box drawer", you will get an extra chance entry for this challenge sponsor.


This challenge ends on Saturday, Nov 29th at 10:00 pm EST.  Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. 


If you do make a project using the featured technique,

your project and blog may be showcased on the SBC Facebook group.


And as always, comments are appreciated. 

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November 15, 2014

Take a Hike Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Take A Hike Blog Hop
 
Connie Can Crop and her wonderful crafty friends are so glad you decided to join us on this wonderful Fall Weekend to get out and enjoy the outdoors. You should have arrived from Jessica's Blog.
If you were lost out in the woods somewhere and need to start at the beginning, the hike begins with
Connie Can Crop.
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This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented hikers who are here sharing their ideas and creations along this beautiful trail. We have three amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
Alicia with Golden Goddess Designs
is giving one lucky winner the
Adventure Templates from Kiwi Lane Designs
http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.com
AND
Jessica Wilson
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop 
AND
Connie Wallenbrock
is giving away two fall colored ink pads from CTMH. YUMMY!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this Hike of a hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!
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So here is my project for the blog hop

For me, as the kids get bigger, the days get shorter. I don't have the time to pull out the big guns (Cricut, Big Shot, etc) and make embellishments and just scrapbook til my heart is content. So what do I do? Take a ton of pictures, share them on Facebook...if I remember, and then look at said pictures down the road, wishing I had done something with them.

Now with modern technology, I am sure you heard of Digital Scrapbooking or Project Life.  I was hesitant to try something else new because of the money that I have spent over the years.  But with a computer and one FREE photo software, I am able to do my version of digital scrapbooking/PL. The best thing is I can download my layouts on a digital photo frame or even take them to the drug store and print them out without breaking the bank or spending a lot of time.

The program I used for this layout is PicMonkey.

Hope this inspires all the busy Moms out there, from one mom to another!

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Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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November 14, 2014

Bendi Folded Christmas Card ~ SBC DT

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Hello Friends,

Annette here for the Scrapbook Blessings Club and today for Friday's Cards.

I would like to feature teh Bendi Fold card I found on Split Coaster Stampers some time ago.

To date I have made 4 Bendi Fold Cards for DT and Challenge Projects.

For the members who would like the Tutorial on making the Bendi Fold Card I will include the Tutorial Link on here today.


Tip of the Day: Instead of cutting separate pieces for the Bendi Fold Card, make your Bendi Fold Card into one piece as this saves joining.

Now onto my project:-

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Here are 3 of my 4 Bendi Folded Card creations I made 

For the Split Coast Stampers Tutorial here is the link:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/bendifold/



  • Today my Tutorial I will be featuring the making of Bendi Fold Photo No. 3 the 3D Christmas Snow Hill Skater
  • For the making of my Bendi Fold Card I am making my main base Bendi Fold Card into one piece pattern instead of 3 individual patterns where they have to be joined together. I have purchase a large sheet of white cardboard from my local newsagent and worked out my pattern and made one piece.
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  • Once I have established my sizes I create my one piece Bendi Fold Card Pattern plus I mark the cut lines for the slots and I cut the slots with my mini paper cutter

  • I then Score the fold lines with my Score-Pal

  • This is how the Bendi Fold card looks once assembled ~ this is just a sample of the card I have cut and folded
  • Now I cut my 3 pieces to cover the front sections of my Bendi Fold Card from White Kaisercraft Cardstock

  • If you are making a Bendi Fold Card an not using Cotton Wool Snow as I am in this Tutorial ~ run these pieces through an Embossing Folder before attaching
  • Attach the Cardstock sections to the Bendi Card with double sided adhesive
  • For my sloping snow hill I have use my Spellbinders Scallop Board Die to give the slope to the snow hill ` but of course I have prepared mine before embossing and joining etc.


  • This is how my Bendi Fold Card looks prior to decorating


  • I then glue my Cotton Wool into all the areas to resemble snow and then I add my boarder Fence
  • I continue to decorate my Bendi Fold Card adding trees and whatever embellishments I desire to my project


  • I add here a paddle Pop Stick to support my 3D Image which I have suspended to the stick with double sided adhesive, the paddle Pop Stick also give the 3D support and keeps it nice and upright. I continue to decorate.


  • And here is my finished project complete 


Thank you for visiting my Bendi Fold Card Tutorial today and I hope you have enjoyed this project.
For any questions you may like to ask, please leave in the comments section and I will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

I hope you can also join us at our Scrapbook Blessings Club and be blessed with this Tutorial.

Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.



As always, any comments are very much appreciated. 
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.



Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
 
 
Annette ~ http://annetteshobbyrosettes.blogspot.com.au/










 
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November 12, 2014

Happy Retirement

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Hi everyone, Cristina here from SBC sharing a retirement card today that I made for a friends father in law that recently retired. He has a love for trains and happens to work on them so I decided to make this card using a Vinatge train stamp by recollections.
I started off by embossing the stamp to give the card some dimension. I also wanted to give it a worn look to it so I used my distresser by Tim Holtz along the edges of the paper. I layered with a couple different colored cardstock and added some canvas to it as well. I found a cute saying by Tim Holtz findings collection and tied it with some black twine.







I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC


Design Team Member
Cristina
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November 11, 2014

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Hello everyone and welcome to Scrapbook Blessings Club Tuesday tutorial. Barbara here. I have been on a sabbatical as I have waited to heal from back surgery. I have missed being creative, but I am back. Today I have a mixed media canvas for you that might look hard, but I promise you it is easy-peasy.
Here is the finished product:


List of supplies

6x6 canvas
Chipboard cross
Black swirls, ready made or cut with a die cutting machine
embossed cardstock that you emboss yourself or embossed wall paper that is white
sheet music
mod podge
450 quick dry adhesive or Beacon zip dry glue
acrylic paint-white and cream
staz on ink- black and brown
Gold gellato stick
black photo corners
heart shaped button
baby wipes
various texture stamps
swirl stamp
bubble wrap
paint brushes
sponge brush
6x6 stencil
gold spray mist
chocolate Art Anthology sorbet paint with glitter
Gold chalk ink




Tear sheet music into medium size pieces and cover canvas with sheet music using mod podge to attach. You may want some of the sheet music to go over the edges and attach it to the sides of the canvas as well.
Let dry completely.
Paint thin layer of cream acrylic paint over sheet music so you can still the print on the sheet music. 
Let dry completely. You may use a heat tool if desired.

Use your chipboard cross as a pattern, trace it on the back of your white embossed cardstock and cut out.
Apply the embossed paper to the chipboard cross with 450 quick dry adhesive.
Use bubble wrap to stamp white acrylic paint randomly over the canvas.
Let dry completely.
Meanwhile paint the embosed side of the cross with Chocolate Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Panit with glitter. Paint a thin layer, but be sure to get paint into all the nooks and crannies of the embossed paper.
Let dry completely.
Stamp randomly with various texture stamps and textured items such as shelf liner, bottle caps etc first with brown staz on and then with black staz on.Apply ink unevenly to stamps. Do not use a stamping block use your hand to stamp randomly for a more uneven look..
Using Color Box gold ink, ink the corners of your canvas. Also stamp randomly with texture stamps on your canvas. Use the Color Box gold ink to highlight the raised areas on the embossed paper on your chipboard cross.
Apply a very thin layer of white acrylic paint with a baby wipe to the canvas.
let dry completely.
Using a gold gellato stick apply color randomly over your canvas and blend with a baby wipe. Add more color until you are satisfied with the amount of color.

Place a 6x6 or larger stencil over your dry canvas and spray with gold metallic spray mist. Let dry undisturbed for 10-20 minutes.

Attach heart button to center of cross, the black photo corners to the corners of the canvas, black swirls to the canvas and lastly attach the cross to the canvas over the center of the black swirls. Use 450 quick dry adhesive, Beacon zip dry adhesive or hot glue.

You can make something similar with and chipboard shape you like as your central image, and any colors of gellatos that you like.
I hope you will make something like this for someone for Christmas. They will surely like it!

Thank you so much for visiting Scrapbook Blessings Club today.
Have a Blessed day,

Barbara
http://ladynurse4.blogspot.com/



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November 9, 2014

Challenge #32 Winner/Top 3 picks along with our November Mini Card Kit Blog Hop Winner

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Hi SBC friends! Its time for to see who our winner for the challenge is and the design teams top picks! We had awesome entries for this challenge,
linked up to the blog and from the SBC Facebook Group.

Our SBC Random Winner is....
#3 Kim

Our sponsor is:https://www.facebook.com/groups/372187582880346/
You will receive this collection of sequins  from Doodlebug ...

please email Scrapbookblessingsclub @ yahoo dot com
SUBJECT: SBC CHALLENGE (#32 ) WINNER
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Now for the
Top 3 DT Picks
#7 Millie

#9 Janis

#21 Debi

 Congrats Ladies! Don't forget to get your badges and any others you would like to place on your blog.

The 3 Top Picks will be eligible for the second chance prize at the end of the quarter (Dec.)










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The winner for our November Card Kit Blog Hop is
STEPHANIE W

Congrats, you win this months kit!

please email Scrapbookblessingsclub @ yahoo dot com
SUBJECT: November Card Kit Winner

Thank you to all that supports SBC!
 Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

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