November 28, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop- Day 5: Tags w/ ribbons and lace

You know Christmas is getting closer when it's time for the Annual 12 days of Christmas Hop!!! Join in the fun!!! Also you can head over to Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Facebook Event Page. We will be playing games on this page throughout the hop. The hop will run from November 24th through December 5th. All winners prizes will be sent out after the hop has finished.

If you just joined in and want to start at the beginning, head over to Lisa @ Honeybearz Designs. You can also see all the great sponsors that are generously donating prizes to the hop.
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Last year, we (SBC) did the one sheet wonder cards and were able to make 12 Christmas cards using various techniques. You can find the You Tube videos for those on our channel HERE.

But first who doesn't like blog candy?!  We will be giving away one November Card Kit to one lucky follower. All you have to do is be a SBC follower and leave a comment below. At the end of the hop, we will add up all the comments and randomly choose 1 winner. Here is our November Mini Card Kit...
You can find more information about our monthly card kits HERE.
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Now for the crafty fun!
This year, we are going to feature Christmas tags so for SBC this is the 12 Days of Tags. Each day, we will showcase a tag or more using fun and easy techniques that we promise look good on any Christmas Package.

Today we are making a tag with pretty ribbons and lace.
You can still use lace on a busy design paper, just put a piece of neutral cardstock under it. 


Here are 2 wonderful tag creations by DT Lynne

Your next blog is Carla @ Racin' Crafts

The entire Christmas line up:
We 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 27, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop: Day 4- Tags with pre-made embellishments/ Stickers

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You know Christmas is getting closer when it's time for the Annual 12 days of Christmas Hop!!! Join in the fun!!! Also you can head over to Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Facebook Event Page. We will be playing games on this page throughout the hop. The hop will run from November 24th through December 5th. All winners prizes will be sent out after the hop has finished.

If you just joined in and want to start at the beginning, head over to Lisa @ Honeybearz Designs. You can also see all the great sponsors that are generously donating prizes to the hop.
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Last year, we (SBC) did the one sheet wonder cards and were able to make 12 Christmas cards using various techniques. You can find the You Tube videos for those on our channel HERE.

But first who doesn't like blog candy?!  We will be giving away one November Card Kit to one lucky follower. All you have to do is be a SBC follower and leave a comment below. At the end of the hop, we will add up all the comments and randomly choose 1 winner. Here is our November Mini Card Kit...
You can find more information about our monthly card kits HERE.
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Now for the crafty fun!
This year, we are going to feature Christmas tags so for SBC this is the 12 Days of Tags. Each day, we will showcase a tag or more using fun and easy techniques that we promise look good on any Christmas Package.

Today we are making a tag with pre-made embellishments or stickers. This is an easy peasy way to make up some very cool tags.

For this one, I used a tag from K& Company. Along with a sticker embellishment and some Wink of Stella/ Viva Pearl Pen, I was ready to go. 

For this tag, everything is pre-made from my stash. Tags are a great way to use up those old stickers you have in the box.

Next is DT Barbara with another fabulous tag for you!

My Tip: you can use embossing folders to fancy up your chipboard or grungeboard shapes.

Hope to see you tomorrow. Mack sure you leave a comment and become a SBC follower for a chance to win our Nov. Card Kit.

And from the SBC DT


Your next blog is Carla @ Racin' Crafts

The entire Christmas line up:
We 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 26, 2014

12 days of Christmas Blog Hop: Day 3- Tags with embossing

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You know Christmas is getting closer when it's time for the Annual 12 days of Christmas Hop!!! Join in the fun!!! Also you can head over to Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Facebook Event Page. We will be playing games on this page throughout the hop. The hop will run from November 24th through December 5th. All winners prizes will be sent out after the hop has finished.

If you just joined in and want to start at the beginning, head over to Lisa @ Honeybearz Designs. You can also see all the great sponsors that are generously donating prizes to the hop.
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Last year, we (SBC) did the one sheet wonder cards and were able to make 12 Christmas cards using various techniques. You can find the You Tube videos for those on our channel HERE.

But first who doesn't like blog candy?!  We will be giving away one November Card Kit to one lucky follower. All you have to do is be a SBC follower and leave a comment below. At the end of the hop, we will add up all the comments and randomly choose 1 winner. Here is our November Mini Card Kit...
You can find more information about our monthly card kits HERE.
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Now for the crafty fun!
This year, we are going to feature Christmas tags so for SBC this is the 12 Days of Tags. Each day, we will showcase a tag or more using fun and easy techniques that we promise look good on any Christmas Package.

Today we are making a tag with using an embossing folder or stencils.

The first tag was made using a zig zag folder and core'dinations cardstock. With this paper you can sand down to get the cool embossing image to pop. To finish it off, I used a border punch at the bottom.

Now if you don;t have any folder or die/embossing machine like the Big Spot or Cuttle bug. You can still emboss on your tags. The one below was embossed on my score board. I flipped the cardstock over and scored at 1/4 and 1/2".

Next we have DT Barbara. She is the queen of multi-media/distressing.
My Tip: Color your tag first with distress inks or mists by applying them to your craft mat and spraying with water. Then lay your tag on top of the colors and swirl it around until the whole tag is colored. 

Hope to see you back tomorrow!
Your next blog is Carla @ Racin' Crafts

The entire Christmas line up:
We 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 25, 2014

12 Days of Christmas- Day 2: Tags w/ rosettes

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You know Christmas is getting closer when it's time for the Annual 12 days of Christmas Hop!!! Join in the fun!!! Also you can head over to Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Facebook Event Page. We will be playing games on this page throughout the hop. The hop will run from November 24th through December 5th. All winners prizes will be sent out after the hop has finished.

If you just joined in and want to start at the beginning, head over to Lisa @ Honeybearz Designs. You can also see all the great sponsors that are generously donating prizes to the hop.
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Last year, we (SBC) did the one sheet wonder cards and were able to make 12 Christmas cards using various techniques. You can find the You Tube videos for those on our channel HERE.

But first who doesn't like blog candy?!  We will be giving away one November Card Kit to one lucky follower. All you have to do is be a SBC follower and leave a comment below. At the end of the hop, we will add up all the comments and randomly choose 1 winner. Here is our November Mini Card Kit...
You can find more information about our monthly card kits HERE.
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Now for the crafty fun!
This year, we are going to feature Christmas tags so for SBC this is the 12 Days of Tags. Each day, we will showcase a tag or more using fun and easy techniques that we promise look good on any Christmas Package.

Today we are making a tag with rosettes
I love, love,love rosettes. They are so pretty and easy to make. It is even easier to use the pre-made ones!!!

The first tag is a rosette that I had in a drawer for a loooong time. I finally decided to used it. It had the shade of blue I wanted but the yellow had to go.
So that is what I did, I hid it!


When you have a lot of tags to make, pre-made rosettes is the way to go.



Here is an older video that I did showing you how to make homemade rosettes.
          
Thanks for stopping by for day 3 of the hop. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Your next blog is Carla @ Racin' Crafts

The entire Christmas line up:
We 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 24, 2014

Honeybearz Christmas Blog Hop- Day 1- Christmas Tags

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You know Christmas is getting closer when it's time for the Annual 12 days of Christmas Hop!!! Join in the fun!!! Also you can head over to Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Facebook Event Page. We will be playing games on this page throughout the hop. The hop will run from November 24th through December 5th. All winners prizes will be sent out after the hop has finished.

If you just joined in and want to start at the beginning, head over to Lisa @ Honeybearz Designs. You can also see all the great sponsors that are generously donating prizes to the hop.
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Last year, we (SBC) did the one sheet wonder cards and were able to make 12 Christmas cards using various techniques. You can find the You Tube videos for those on our channel HERE.

But first who doesn't like blog candy?!  We will be giving away one November Card Kit to one lucky follower. All you have to do is be a SBC follower and leave a comment below. At the end of the hop, we will add up all the comments and randomly choose 1 winner. Here is our November Mini Card Kit...
You can find more information about our monthly card kits HERE.
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Now for the crafty fun!
This year, we are going to feature Christmas tags so for SBC this is the 12 Days of Tags. Each day, we will showcase a tag or more using fun and easy techniques that we promise look good on any Christmas Package.

Today we are making a tag with: a decorative top

I don't know about you but for me, it was hard to come up with something cute for the top of the tag other than just a straight edge. I have two go-to techniques to show you.

First is using a corner punch with a little trimming, just like below.



The second is using a rounded corner punch or even the envelope punch board like this one.  I even made the cute bow using the board.

(stay tune for an upcoming bow tutorial)

I hope you like our kick off project! I can't wait to show you tomorrow's tags.

Your next blog is Carla @ Racin' Crafts

The entire Christmas line up:
We 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 23, 2014

Easy Paper Pumpkins Tutorial

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Hi everyone! Sandy here from Scrapbook Blessings Club, your go to place to see tips, tutorials and techniques for the everyday crafter, beginner to advance. I am so excited to be a guest poster for Making Our Life Matter!

Jen asked me to make a quick and easy craft tutorial for the upcoming holiday. So let's get started...

Today, I am going to show you how to make easy paper pumpkins. These are great to make with kids, especially if you have a group. They also make great "placecards" for your Thanksgiving table or just to decorate in a pretty bowl on the table and not worry about little fingers breaking something expensive.


Easy Paper Pumpkins

Supplies needed:
double sided cardstock 
green card stock for leaves
scissors
hole punch
glue
2 brads
button

1. Cut (9) strips of cardstock (it is heavier than regular paper and will hold up better) that will measure 1x6".  After you cut your strips, punch holes on both ends for all of them. 

 2. Stack your strips of paper together to make a stack and place the brads through the holes. Lightly spread the brad tails out. (Not too tight so you can't move the paper.)

3. Start to spread apart your strips. They will naturally curve as you spread them apart. (This is why you don't want your brads pushed down to tight.)

4. Using a dollop of glue, fasten the leaves you made from the green cardstock and button. Make sure you press them together while the glue starts to dry.  (I also cut a strip of brown paper to make a little embellishment)  

There you have it! A very easy craft to do with the kiddos. I hope this inspires your crafty side. Thanks again to Jen for letting me take over Making Our Life Matter for the day!



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 and follow us on twitter @SBBlessingsClub. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! Sandy

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November 22, 2014

Using Sharpies with Cups and Saucer - DIY project

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Hey crafters!  It's time for another fun LiNkY pArTy on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  Anything DIY goes.  From crafts to DIY to recipes.  Link it all up :-)





Our  feature blogger is Carolyn, SBC Team Designer. You can find more of her fabulous projects on her blog, Granny Ma's Creative Blog

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 This is different project for me to create, but to keep my creative juices flowing while in El Paso, Texas, I was directed to this Pinterest site by my daughter-in-law and thought it would be a cool project to work on, especially with Christmas coming up here real soon.


(Click on the Pinterest link above and will direct you to the Pinterest website)  Also can be found at

Making a trip to the local Dollar Tree store I purchased three white cups and a deep saucer plate and created with colored sharpies the following: Darling Doodles Designs


I'm not sure if I will add some type of sentiment to the sides of the saucer plate or just leave as is but for right now I'm leaving as is.  Once I colored in my design, we baked the item in oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.  (Actually two of the cups and plate was in 350 degree oven but any more projects will be in 450 degree because the color will fade with washings).  

The photo of the third cup does not show the design very much - it's a heart centered on the front with "Scrap Mama' as a sentiment.  The middle cup is my idea of abstract art which will be a Christmas gift for a friend.  The first cup is for a cup for my sister who loves to pull weeds for relaxation!

Only real expensive item in this project is the Sharpie markers, the plate and cups a $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree (if you're lucky enough to have one in your town.  Where I live, there is not a Dollar Tree store, but will check Dollar General and Family Dollar for the cups/plates for future project

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

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now it's your turn to link up.

Carolyn DT

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November 21, 2014

Scrapbook Friday

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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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