September 30, 2013

A Little Halloween Decor for You!

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Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Monday's die cutting project. We will be using the Cricut machine today for these projects, yep there is more than one today. 

First, I have my tip of the day for you... Don't Procrastinate! The holidays are coming faster than you can blink. Even the stores already have Christmas up and it is still Sept! So we got it get crackin' on those holiday projects now.
So here are some of the projects I did for our next holiday, Halloween, using the Cricut and the basic Accent Essentials and Plantin School Book Cartridges that came with my machine...

First is this easy to to paper bag...

  • The gift bag was made using the cut from Accent Essentials Cartridge and end caps feature for the handle from Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.
  • Need Pattern paper for the bag, ribbon and some adhesive to put it all together. Pattern paper gives you a great design on bags and boxes without out needing all those other tools like stamps, inks, etc.
  • Tip: Score Tape is strong and works great for projects that need to stay together at the seams like this. I use it for all my boxes, baskets and bags.

Second are these easy to do banners. One is a simple square cut and the other are shaped pumpkins.

  • The banners were made using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge, and ribbon. 
  •  I punched two holes in each card and threaded the ribbon through the back. 
  •  The pumpkins are 5 ovals cut to 3" and layered over lapping. 
  •  I drew the faces on with a black sharpie marker.
  • Tip: get the kiddos involved. Its a great way to share the holidays!

Third is this paper door hanger decoration.

I made this door banner for a friend who loooves Halloween. This was very easy to make. 

  •  I used three different kinds of paper. 
  •  The first layer (brown outline) I cut at 3.75", second layer at 3.50". The third layer was a little bit of cheating. I had a paper that had the Halloween words on it and all I did was cut out the words and glue them on. 
  •  The pumpkins are made with using the ovals again.
  • Tip: use "word" pattern paper in place of stamps. It is a big time saver and such a cute cheat!

And lastly, here is a bonus but I had to show my pumpkins off!

 I made these for my hubby when we were dating for his apartment. I bought the ceramic from the local ceramic shop. And using my scrap book chalks, I "colored" the piece and then used a couple coats of craft sealant to give it a nice gloss. Very easy to do!

Hope you like the holiday projects and get some inspiration from them!  If you have a question please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  Visit me to see more card ideas at A Working Mom's Joy.

And as always, comments are appreciated.
Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
~ SANDY
 SBC Team Designer

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September 29, 2013

Its Almost Here!!!!

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SBC OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY

YES!!! Its almost here!!!  We are going to be celebrating the OFFICIAL launch of the Scrapbook Blessing Club Tutorial Blog and Facebook Group this Saturday and Sunday!!!

We have a great "party" planned for you. First off, we have an awesome blog hop with a ton of prizes to give away! And after you you met the new design team and are done hopping, you can head over to the Facebook Group for a fun game of Scrapbook Bingo (this starts at 10am CST so make sure you get your words in before hand, they will be posted on the blog this Monday the 30th) and our SBC Scavenger Hunt (this game will start at 12 pm EST).  So come over to the group to win some great prizes, hint... paypal money is involved so you can buy some more crafting goodies!

***to play with the games at SBC Facebook Group, you will have to be a member, but the design team will be on and be accepting memberships as fast as we can throughout the whole week and on Saturday!

Also, we have a launch party event Facebook page where you can RSVP for the "party"!  If you accept the invite you will get a ticket for the door prize. If you share the event, you will get another. Have one of your friends attend and you get another!!! 

Finally on Sunday the 6th, we will have our next video tutorial challenge. We have an awesome sponsor, Scrapping For Less for this challenge too! Our challenges will run for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to get your entry in!

 Ooooo, this is going to be soooo much fun!  Please spread the word!

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September 27, 2013

Bridal Shower Layout

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Hi friends!  Marilyn here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Friday's Scrapbook Layout.   I have a confession to make:  this is my FIRST layout - ever

First, I have my tip of the day for you.... Scrapbooks are a blessing.  Seriously, the memories we document today will be treasured beyond our lifetimes.

Onto today's project...

Bridal Shower Layout


Instead of having these photos tossed and forgotten in a shoe box, I now have this great and lasting keepsake.

Here is what you need:
  • 12" scrapbook design paper.  Mine came from K&Company "SW Spring Blossom."
  • Cricut cartridges:  Pretty Pennants, Storybook, Sweethearts
  • Cardstock:  black, orange, yellow
  • Twine
  • Foam Tape
  • Bling (gems and such)
  • Adhesive
  • White gel pen
  • Family Photos


Layout Recipe:

Page Banner
  • Cut a piece of twine the length of your scrapbook page.  Pull through a dollop of glue and lay onto your scrapbook page.  Make two bows and glue to each end.
  • Cut banners from Cricut Pretty Pennants cartridge at 1 1/2" [BnrSclp1].  Attach to twine with foam tape.
  • Cut letters from Cricut Storybook cartridge at 1".  The apostrophe on the "S" is actually the center from the letter "A". 
  • "Bridal Shower" = cut image and shadow at 2 1/2" from Cricut Sweethearts cartridge; [Shower] found on page 51 of the folder.  Somewhere between the cutting and attaching, I lost the dot for the "I", so I used a gem in place.
  • Photos:  Each photo is layered with black cardstock; cut to size.
  • Name Banners:  cut at 1 1/2" from Cricut Pretty Pennants cartridge at 1 1/2" [BnrSclp1].  Add a white gem at the top.  Names are handwritten using a white gel pen.


  • Journal Panel:  cut image and shadow at 2 1/4" from Cricut Storybook cartridge; [Marque2-s] found on page 66 of the folder.


I hope your enjoyed todays project, if you have a question please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  Visit me to see more projects at Marilyn's Cricut Crafts.

And as always, comments are appreciated.

Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!

~ MARILYN
SBC Team Designer




 
 
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September 26, 2013

Recollections 3 in 1 Punch review

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Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Thursday's Product Review. We will be looking at the Recollections 3 in 1 punch. 

First, I have my tip of the day for you... keep your craft receipts handy, in your craft desk or cabinet, just in case what you bought has to go back. This happened to me recently. I bought a punch that didn't cut right and was able to exchange it the next day. I didn't have to go hunting through my home receipts.

Onto today's project...
Today is a video review that I made. I purchased it from Michael's with a 40% off coupon, making it $18 plus tax. Below I will demonstrate how to use the punch right out of the package.



Quick Recipe for the card...
  • cardstock- white A2 base, yellow mat paper cut @5x3.75" , glitter flower pattern paper cut @ 5 1/8x 3.50"
  • adhesive
  • ink pads
  • Recollections 3 in 1 punch
  • gold ribbon 

I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  Visit me to see more card ideas at A Working Mom's Joy.

And as always, comments are appreciated.
Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
~ SANDY
 SBC Team Designer

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September 25, 2013

3-D Halloween Frame

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Hey kids!  It's Cindy and it's Wednesday--half-way to the weekend!!  I'm going to share a fun, home d├ęcor project with you today.  I love to decorate for Halloween! 

I cut this chipboard frame and covered it with patterned paper using the Happy Hauntings Cricut cart @ 6".  I used a cereal box for my chipboard :-)  Use your deep cutting blade @6, max pressure, low speed, with multi cut set to 2.

 TiP:  When cutting the patterned paper for the back side of the frame you will need to use the flip feature on your Cricut.

I fussy cut the witch image from one of the patterned papers.  She was too cool--couldn't help myself...LOL!  I popped her up with some dimensional pop dots.

I added a tulle bow and some sequins with Glossy Accents. 


I attached the stand piece with Terrifically Tacky tape.  (side view of frame)

Recipe:
Teresa Collins -Haunted Hallows stack- all patterned papers
Happy Hauntings Cricut cart
pop dots
sequins
black tulle
Glossy Accents
Terrifically Tacky Tape

To see more of my work please visit me at In Love with PAPER. 
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
Cindy

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September 24, 2013

Circle Cut-Out Card

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Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Tuesday's card project. We will be making the following card using a few easy techniques. 
First, I have my tip of the day for you.... No drinks on your desk.  First hand experience, I just knocked mine over!!!

On to today's project...
This is the video that I did showing your how to make out an easy Circle Cut-Out Card. Hope you like it...

Here is the final card again. I did make one change though. I decided that the Happy Halloween Stamp was too busy and wouldn't photo nicely, so I decided to make my own banner using my Signo white pen on black card stock.
Quick Recipe:
  • cardstock: white card base (A2), orange card stock (5.25x4) and black scrap card stock
  • adhesive
  • circle cutter
  • chipboard frame
  • pumpkin focal embellishment
  • white signo ink pen
  • CuttleBug and swirl embossing folder
  • orange and black bakers twine
  • exacto knife
  • sanding block

I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  Also you can visit me to see more card ideas at Sandy's Paper FunTime.
And as always, comments are appreciated here at the club.
Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
~ SANDY
 SBC Team Designer

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September 23, 2013

Personalized Stationary - Die Cutting Monday

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Hello everyone,

Today starts our new round of design team posts. Every day we have a different project for you. Mondays are projects using die cut machines and I am bringing you a very useful project: DIY personalized stationary.

This is an actual gift I am sending to a dear friend of mine whose birthday was a few weeks ago.

TIP:
When using die cut machines, it helps if you try to sketch out what you have in mind. They are fabulous and have many images we can use to cut (electronic and metal die cuts). When I sketch what I have in mind first, it helps me map out what colors I will need and even if I end up with a different product from the sketch it helps get myself organized.




Visit her blog at lepaperstudio.blogspot.com to learn how to make this.

VIDEO TUTORIAL:
Direct youtube link: http://youtu.be/qGYzK9EM5rM

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
Luisa
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September 22, 2013

A Washi Card

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Hi Friends! I am joining up with She's A Sassy Lady today to bring you a new-to-me card technique...Washi Tape.  I used it once on a card challenge and that was only using two strips, lol.  This time I decided I wanted to try the criss cross patch work design using Washi Tape.

So here it goes....
  • First, I placed the tape over the front of my first layer, criss crossing. I didn't do the bottom because I was going to cover it with a pattern paper.


  •  Next, trim the base layer by cutting off all the extra tape.  Below are my card base and layers. I did add black when I put the card together. Black is my new "pop" of color.


  •  Here is the card with the mats and base adhered together


  •  Quick Tip: when I am using my markers, I will stamp two images. One is to "test" the colors to see what will match with my papers and in this case, to see which circle punch would fit this image. The second is the image I will put in on my project.


  •  Finally, I attach my sentiment using popdots/tape.


  • And that's it... my first attempt at Washi!  Now, I am looking forward to my next one!

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
SANDY
 
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September 20, 2013

Easy Distress Flowers

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Hi friends!  I wanted to share with you some fun things that will be happening at our Launch Party Oct 5th. Along with our blog hop here, we will also have a couple fun games for you to play. One is a scavenger hunt, where you get to "hunt" on the DT blogs and answer some questions (clues will be provided!) also we are having a Scrap Bingo!  Over 60 words to chose from, maybe you will be the lucky one to yell Bingo!!! For prized you will get the option of paypal money or a goodie stash bag! Also there will be a bunch of prizes from our DT during our blog hop!

So if you would like to join up or to see our Party Invite, you can head over to Scrapbook Blessings Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!

Here is my second try at a video tutorial I needed to get a new camera because of the shaking but I don't think it is too bad...

Here is a picture of the two cards that I did...

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
Sandy
 
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September 19, 2013

Faux Tiles with Glossy Accents

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Hi friends!  As we are getting ready behind the scenes for our official Oct 5th Launch Party, I thought I would share with you a "Blast from Past" tutorial today.
Also, we have a couple sponsor slots open for 2014, if you would like to partner with us, please email me at  Cleosan52@yahoo.com and please check out the DT Call going on right now and our current challenge: Circle Easel Cards. Both end on Sept 30th.  Whew, a lot going on now at SBC!!!

Here is what I did along with a little tutorial with one of my favorite craft tool... Glossy Accents.

I was able to achieve a wonderful tile look with my digi stamp.  First, I colored my image with simple colored pencils and then using mineral spirits ( I got this huge bottle at Walmarts for $5 in the paint section) and a paper nub, blend away.
I blended my colors to get a rich wonderful look. The best part is I didn't spend a fortune to get the look I want.  I then did the unthinkable... I cut my image into little blocks...gasp!!!
But no fear, I adhered my little "tiles" to the front of my card.  Then the fun begins!!!  Using Glossy Accents, I covered each tile.
 Here is the difference with and without the Glossy Accents...
It goes on a little cloudy but dries clear. (hint, don'e shake your bottle or you'll get bubbles) After it dried, I finished the rest of my easel card.
Here you can see the final card a little bit better...
 It looks like tiles when your done or even like your looking through a window!  Looking at the pic here, I think I'm gonna add a little something to the base, lol.  A scrapper is never done, lol!!!!


Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by
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September 17, 2013

SBC updates: DT call/ Sponsors

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Hi Friends! Hope you are having a great day.

We are doing a lot of things behind the scenes to get ready for our Official 5th SBC Launch Date! First off I want to thank our Challenge Co- Admin. Luisa for the great work she has done with our blog. I love the fresh and new look here at SBC. And the badges she has made for the blog and winners are terrific!  Thank you again Luisa!

Next, we have a DT Call open right now. You can click HERE to see that post or scroll down the page. This is open until Sept 30th.  So, if you love making tutorials or sharing your favorite tips and techniques, or if you love doing challenges and would like to be on the Challenge Design Team, please email me at Cleosan52@yahoo.com and put SBC DT Call in the subject line.

Thirdly, we are receiving excellent sponsorships for the rest of 2013 and 2014 (even one for 2015!). Our calendar is filling up fast (...half way there!)  So if you/your store, someone you know or even the design team that you are on, would like to partner up with new, fun and growing blog. Then we are a perfect match!!! Once again, you can contact me (Sandy) at Cleosan52@yahoo.com and put SBC Sponsor in the subject line. I will return your email asap.

Lastly, I just have to share with you an awesome post made today by our DT Luisa. She is sharing with you a Tuesday Print and Cut....TAGS!  You can find her at her blog L.E. Paper Studio...
L.E. Paper Studio

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
~SANDY
SBC Team Designer
 
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September 14, 2013

Tutorial Challenge #2- Circle Easel Card

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Hi Friends!  Wishing you Sunday Blessings!

Today starts the next tutorial challenge hosted by The Scrapbook Blessings Club facebook group.  You can play along HERE. Just request an invite for the group. We have a great bunch of crafters that love learning new techniques!

There is actually two videos for you to use for your challenge card.  The first one is using a die cutting machine.  You can use manual or electric (if you weld your circles together).  The second is the "old fashion way", using just paper, scissors and glue.  So pick which one you want to do...or do both for extra chances to win!


  • Here is my first card using a machine...


Tutorial #1



  • Here is my second card using the "tag" technique that I cut out with my paper trimmer...



(the design for this card was for a challenge for Colorful Creations... use your favorite products, in this case: my cuttlebug and circle dies, Memento ink, embossing powers/gun, sparkle/glitter, ribbon.  AND to use something that you are not comfortable with, so I used my Stamp Around set from Inkadinkado (I bought it awhile ago and  tested out of the box and never touched it again.  I also used a stick pin which is my first time.  Overall I think this is one of my favorite cards.

Tutorial #2
I would love to see you at "The Club"...membership is free, lol!

PS!!!! I have a 3rd "mini" tutorial...  Making a circle easel card very fast! All you need is a bowl, pencils, scissors and some adhesive.

  • Using a small bowl, flip it over and trace the outside once and then trace it again but this time overlap the first circle a little bit.
  • Now trace another circle by itself ( red paper)...the small circle was just extra to show that you can get two sizes with 1 bowl. I just traced the bottom of the bowl to get the smaller circle.


  •  Now cut the circles out by hand


  •  Fold the double circle where they meet in the center
  • Next fold the top circle in half and down (I just eye balled it)


  •  Finally adhere the single circle to the bottom portion of the folded circle

There you go! Nice and Easy!


Challenge entry:

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
Sandy,
 
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Weekend Hops and Challenge!!!

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Hi Friends!  Two hops here at SBC today!

First off, please join up for the Tutorial #2 Challenge found HERE. Ends Sept 30, up to 3 entries, nice prize to one lucky winner!

Now, if you are looking for Sept Calendar Girl Blog Hop, jump over to HERE.
If you are hopping for the All About Babies Hop, then you want to click HERE.

My hope is that you visit all three!  I am glad you joined me this weekend.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
SANDY
   
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All About Babies- Diaper Cakes

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Welcome to the “All About Babies” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from Pam, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

We will be showcasing anything BABY projects! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or Joann's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

For my project today, I created 
a Diaper Cake

This was for my cousin and her little boy, Brennan.
A stuffed animal is an easy cake topper and something for the baby to have!
Using the Cricut, I cut out shapes and the letters for the baby's name. It makes the cake more personalized. So my tip for diaper cakes...do a recon mission and try to find out the colors, decorations, etc for the baby shower or baby's room. The mom-to-be will love it!

Another happy note, the ribbon, I got because it is so my cousin and sure enough her centerpieces were silver tin mini buckets with blue and green cake pops and the tin had white zigzags along the rim. My aunt was so please with the happy coincidence!

So there you have it...All about Babies...Diaper Cake Project
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
SANDY
 
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Sept- Calendar Girls Hop

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Welcome to our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "September, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise of Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com). The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 


September, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Classical Music Month ~ Jearise
Fall Hat Month ~
Baby Safety Month ~
Self Improvement Month ~

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator ~ Lynne
2 Labor Day ~ Janet
2 National Beheading Day ~
3 Happy Birthday Janet Smith ~ Lynne
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
6 Read a Book Day ~ Laura
8 Grandparent's Day ~ Sandy
Here is a simple card that would be great for either nana or pa-pap!

9 Teddy Bear Day ~ Lynne, Sandy
Here is sweet little card that I made for my Em, she is turning 5 at the end of the month.

10 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
11 911 Remembrance ~
11 Make Your Bed Day ~
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day ~ Edwina
12 National Video Games Day ~ Sandy
Who doesn't love Pac-Man?!?! This is a clean and simple card that was sooo quick and easy, perfect for a guy card!

13 Blame Someone Else Day ~
13 Defy Superstition Day ~
13 Fortune Cookie Day ~
13 National Peanut Day ~
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813 ~
14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day ~ Christine
15 Make a Hat Day ~
15 National Women's Friendship Day ~
16 Mayflower Day ~
16 National Play Doh Day ~ Lynne
17 Citizenship Day ~
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day ~ Sandy
Okay, confession time!!!! I forgot until last night that I had this date, lol. So this is a little of bit of a stretch but monkeys can say Arrrg too! LOL! I used my Bic markers to create this little seat. On a side note, I just realized...I don't have anything pirate in my stash! Gotta fix that!

21 International Peace Day ~
21 Oktoberfest ~ Lynne
22 Elephant Appreciation Day ~ Janet
23 Checkers Day ~ Christine
25 National Comic Book Day ~
26 Johnny Appleseed Day ~ Jearise
27 Native American Day ~ Edwina
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days) ~
28 National Good Neighbor Day ~
29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie ~ Vicky

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a lucky winners - 
Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors, butterflies, or apples. Shown is the butterfly fabric. 

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Edwina. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:



Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
SANDY
 
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A Note from the DT...

Thank you for visiting us here at the Scrapbook Blessings Club! We ask that you please do not copy photos or projects as your own. Also, we would love for you to leave a comment for us and consider following. We hope you were inspired and learned something new today!

ScrapBook Blessings Club You Tube Team