May 31, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge

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I saw a picture that read, "Memorial Day is not a holiday honoring BBQ"  I thought wow, how right this is.  It is so easy to miss the big picture.

Here is my card honoring this day...
A Tent card using Stand and Salute

Linking up to:
Fantabulous Cricut
Cupcake Inspirations


Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
 
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New Release..FRIDAYS?!?!- TSC

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Yes!! We’ve decided to shift our new releases to fridays, cause now you can
get the new release with a weekend long introduction discount of 20%!!
That’s awesome right?!!
So we’re kicking of this weekend with a yummilicious Milkshake!
Here is my take on this great digi...
When I saw her, I immediately thought of diners and the 50s. So I decided to make my own record for her.  I also used a clear stamp and made my own cherry pattern paper

AMAZING give away!!
* Order for $10 or more in The Stamping Chef store
* When you do, you’re automatically be entered into the give away.
* If you order twice from now till June 21st you’ll be entered twice etc.
* Open worldwide! So everyone can join!
* The winner will be announced after June 21st.
* The winner is able to choose size and color.
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May 28, 2013

Would you Ever Guess Wed- Using Nested Images, 3 sizes, Any Shape

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Hi friends, today we are showing how to make any image a "nesting" image.  You don't even need a Spellbinders of Sizzix die cut frame to do it!

Here is my example...

As you can see, I nested my hearts, cut from the Sweethearts cartridge and cut at 5, 4.5 and 4".
To finish my card, I used Create a Critter for the Love Bug sentiment, cut at 3".  I also used Create a Critter 2 for my cut little bug, she was cut at 2".  The individual hearts are left over cuts that I used, I guess you would call them the negatives.

Hope you like it!

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May 27, 2013

Metal Challenge- TSC

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Hi and welcome to another challenge at The Stamping Chef.  We want to thank you all for taking the time to participate in our challenge.
Hi friends, here is my card for the metal challenge...
This is Libby, you can find her HERE
 Hope you play along :)

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May 26, 2013

Wow Wedding Weekend Blog Hop- day 2

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Welcome to day 2 of this weekends blog hop, hosted by My Cricut Craft Room.  It is two days, both Saturday and Sunday!

For my project today, I wanted to show you the card that I made for my wedding gift.  I used the same color scheme and flowers as the framed layout...


  • George and Basic shapes for the oval
  • Sweethearts for the silhouette
  • Plantin Schoolbook for the flowers


The second card here is for the bridal shadow, same color scheme used with all the projects.
  • Used Sweethearts to create this square card

Next stop is Julie!!!

Here is the whole line up for you...
2. L.E. Paper Studio - http://lepaperstudio.blogspot.com

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
 
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May 25, 2013

Wow Wedding Weekend Blog Hop

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Welcome to this weekends blog hop, hosted by My Cricut Craft Room.  It will be two days, both Saturday and Sunday so make sure you stop by tomorrow too!

For my project, I wanted to show you a framed layout for my cousin and her new hubby.  These are great to give as gifts by just putting into a 12x12 frame (bought at Walmarts).
  • I created this layout using her wedding colors, purple, teal, black, silver and zebra print.
                            
  • Cricut cartridge used is Plantin Schoolbook for flowers cut at 1.5" in purple and teal (I ended up making over 200 of these flowers for invited, and reception cards...NEVER AGAIN!)

  • Also used, is Sweethearts for wedding ring set, cut at 2" in white glitter cardstock

To give this gift in time, I made the layout ahead of time, leaving room for my picture.  I also got my gift wrap all ready to wrap the gift ahead of time. After the wedding ceremony, I took my memory card to Walgreens.  While the couple were taking their pictures in between the ceremony and reception, I got my photos developed.  I knew I wanted them black and white, and took a ton of them so I had a variety to choose from.  So the big thing is to make sure you plan your layout ahead of time.  I picked up the pictures, adhered to the layout, placed in the frame, wrapped and danced the night away.


 PS, the bride cried, so SUCCESS!!!!


Hope this gift idea inspires you. Your next stop is Julie.


Here is the line up:
2. Marilyn's Cricut Crafts - http://songofml.blogspot.com/
3. L.E. Paper Studio - http://lepaperstudio.blogspot.com


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May 21, 2013

New Release Day @ TSC

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Hi friends!  Today The Stamping Chef has new release digital stamps all ready.  You can hop over to the blog HERE and see the DT cards.  They are just beautiful!

Here is my first card... Sip and Relax!  All my favorite goodies in one stamp, lol!  I used color pencils, pattern paper and bakers twine.  Also, I wanted "sugar sprinkles" on my cupcake, so I used Cotton Cnady Stickles.

 Linked up to:
All That Stickles
Pumpkin Spice
Crafts 4 Eternity


For the second card, Keep the Faith, I used Spectrum Nior markers, pearl beads and pattern paper.  Also the sentiment is one for my favor SU stamps.


Linked Up To:
Twist of Faith Card Challenges
Word art Wednesdays


Please stop my TSC store and check out the current t-shirt promotion going on right now!


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May 19, 2013

Child Theme Cartridges w/ MCCR

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Hi friends,
Happy Monday!  Today we are looking at some Child Theme cartridges.  By no means are they just for children, however, the images make it so easy for layouts, cards and projects for the kiddos.

I decided to put away the cards and work on a couple of layouts.  I am so behind in my pictures (like 3 years, opps, time flies!)

With the first layout, I used A Child's Year and Plantin Schoolbook...

  • A Child's Year: Happy Birthdays cut at 4"
  • Plantin Schoolbook: shift 3"

 I love the silhouette look on this cartridge.

  • A Child's Year: Birthday 1 image cut at 3.5"
  • A Child's Year: Birthday 1 cut at 3.5"


The next layout, I used the new cartridges: The First Few Years and When I was a Kid...

  • The First Few Years: sleep baby cut at 2.5" in blue
  • The First Few Years: Moon and Starts cut at 4" in yellow (added blue behind the eye and mouth of moon)
  • The First Few Years: star cut at 1.5"
  • When I was a Kid: 3 cut at 1.25"
  • When I was a Kid: months cut at 1" (welded together in CCR)


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May 15, 2013

Thurs. Criss-Cross Card Tutorial

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Hi friends, Sandy here with another Thursday tutorial for The Stamping Chef and featuring the Chef's digi-stamps.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a card for TSC and got a couple of requests on how to do the criss-cross fancy fold.  Here is the card that I did featuring BABYDOLL (she is a freebie at TSC store)....


As you can see, the front folds are cut at an angle and open to reveal the cute image and sentiments.

So lets get started...


  • start with a 12x12 double side card stock
  • cut in half, giving you 2 pieces of 6x12 card bases


  •  score at 4" and 8" horizontally


  • now the card magic... measure down 4" and lightly pencil mark along the outside edge
  • flip and do the other side, measuring down 4"
  • using your paper trimmer, place your paper diagonal on the trimmer lining up the 4" score line at the top with the now 4" pencil mark on the side and cut
  • that's all there is to it, a very easy card to make


  •  For this card, I did it a little different than the first one
  • I place adhesive along on side and bottom of card and folded making it a criss-cross envelop
  • using a border punch, paper flowers and the scrap triangles, added a little embellishment to the front


  •  the mat sizes are... 3.75"x 5" (white), 3.5"x 4.5" (pink), circle with digi stamp is 3.5" big
  • digital stamp used is All Girl (she is a part of the "Expresso Yourself" line found HERE)


Hope you liked this quick and easy card project.  We would love for you to follow The Stamping Chef Blog and see the new releases along with the current challenge (animals/pets) that we are having.  Also if you want to hop over to The Stamping Chef Store there is a current t-shirt promotion going on right now!

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
 
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May 14, 2013

Weekend Hop Winner

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This weekend was a busy one here at Scrapbook Blessings.  I got 350 hits which is amazing!!! So a bit thanks to every one who stopped by!

The winner of the goodie bags is #9...


Wow.. This is so very cute and what a great idea. I am remembering this for next year. Love it.
Amy leave me a comment with your email and I will get that out to you!

Also, I have a winner for my pin up card "candy" from the Bling Blog Hop  Saturday, April 7th and that is Pamela Lash.  


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May 13, 2013

Card Creating Tuesday w/ MCCR

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Hi friends, today is create a card Tuesday.  The theme is graduation, it is that time of year.  Only 4 more days for my kiddos till summer break.  They are getting out early because there are two new schools being built and they want to finish by next school year.

This card is for my son.  He is graduating kindergarten, and I am so proud.  He has come a long way with his letters and reading.  If you notice, there is no tassel attached to the cap.  His teacher told him that he has too work hard, get good grades and listen to get his tassel when he graduates high school.  (fyi: there is a tassels on the cartridge that goes with the cap)

  • Everyday PaperDolls used for little boy and clothes. All layers and paper doll cut at 3"
  • Peachy Keen faces stamp used for his face
  • Added dimensional sticker embellishments at the side



  • Inside of card, used Everyday Pop Up Cards
  • sentiment cut at 4" 
  • letters colored by sisters, didn't they do a great job?!?!
  • I did have to trim the base layer down because it seemed to cut longer than the top pieces.  Still trying to master this cartridge :)

Linking Up To:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenges- graduations (one of my favorite Cricut challenge sites)


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My Craft Space

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Hosted by Craftin Desert Diva's:
This linky party is Show me your craft space/room!

So here is my craft space....

Yep, it is in my dining room. Only have about 15 years when I can kick the girls out and take over their room, lol. When we have company or parties, I put a tablecloth on the table and all the items on top get taken to the laundry room with hubby's help.


 Here is the other corner, it is all my paper. I am in the middle of a couple blog projects right now so it is a little messy.


 And here is the table...  What can I say, I'm keeping it real here, lol.  I take one end and the kiddos have the other.  They like to color when I am scrapping, and my girls help a lot with projects.

I am waiting on a scrapbook cupboard.  I should have it by the weekend so I will update this post and show you the new space look then.

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May 12, 2013

Weekend Blog Hops...

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Happy Sunday everyone and A Very Happy Mother's Day!

MOTHER'S DAY BLOG HOP- HERE (kickoff starts 12am est)

MCCR TOP 10 FAV. CRICUT PROJECTS-HERE (kickoff starts 12pm est, but I am heading to church so it is up a little early)

MAY CALENDAR GIRLS  (kickoff Saturday)

Also, I will be giving away a goodie box of new items from comments of both hops.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  If you are a follower let me know and you get 2 chances.


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May's My Cricut Craft Room's Blog Hop

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My Cricut Craft Room
May's My Cricut Craft Room's All Time Favorite Projects Blog Hop 

Welcome to my first "MCCR" hop!   If you just came over,you can start at the beginning with ERICA.

We are showcasing 10 of our favorite Cricut projects for you.  Some of my projects date back to 2009 

when I first got my Cricut Expression and soon after my Gypsy. These are no particular order, just some of 

my favs. So let's get started.... (warning ton of pictures here!)


1) SODA POP CENTERPIECE CAKE- USED GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING AND GEORGE AND BASIC SHAPES (STARS, LETTERS, SENTIMENTS)

2) VERTICAL WALL HANGING- USED WINTER WOODLAND (SENTIMENT, SNOWFLAKES)

3) DRY ERASE SCHEDULE BOARD- DESIGNERS CALENDAR ( LETTERS, SENTIMENT AND CIRCLE, CAL. GRID)
 

4) FAVORITE BOY (FOOTBALL) PARTY DECOR- EVERYDAY PAPERDOLLS, PLANTIN SCHOOLBOOK ( BANNERS, BASEBALLS, BAT, FOOTBALL PLAYERS, LETTERS, GRASS



5) ALTERED BABY INVITE- WILD CARD (SAFETY PIN)

6) MY GIRLS LAYOUT- HANNAH MONTANA, STAMPING SOLUTIONS (CROWN, CUPCAKE, FLOWER AND HEART)

7) NAME MINI ALBUM- SRY, I TRIED TO FIND THE FILE ON MY GYPSY BUT I CAN'T :(
you can do this using any font and GYPSY/CCR



8) PIE SHAPE FAVOR BOXES- THANKSGIVING TABLE DECOR (BOXES)

9) DIAPER CAKES- STORYBOOK ( NAME SIGN)  I have done a ton of diapers cakes, the Cricut is great for personalizing the cake to any theme and name.

10) FAVORITE GIRL (GARDEN) PARTY DECOR- STORYBOOK (BANNERS, SIGN, SCALLOPS, LETTERS)


So that is it!  Ten of my favorite Cricut projects.  Hope you got some inspiration with using your Cricut/Cameo.  As always let me know if you have any other questions.

Also, I have two hops today and I will be giving away a goodie box of new items from comments of both hops.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  If you are a follower let me know and you get 2 chances.

UP NEXT IS MARILYN

Here is the lineup:











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