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Post-It Note holder teacher gifts

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I've got some Post-It note holders to share with you.  Since the school year is rapidly coming to an end I thought these would make great teacher gifts.  A shout out to Connie Jones who shared one on our FB group :-)  Thank you, Connie!!

TiP:  Keep your design simple when making quite a few of something. 

I've used some cute Bugaboo Digi images.  They are sponsoring our current challenge and the winner will receive 7 images from their online store :-) 

Bugaboo digis :  Bugaboo Brat Sean Slingshot
 Bugaboo Brat Sean Dog
Bugaboo Brats Isabella beach
BBrats Girl Flower Sitter
The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle stack - blue polka dot
The Paper Studio - Uptown Flair stack - dash  paper
Terrifically tacky tape - 1/4"
Glossy Accents - to make dog's eye shiny
Mini gel pens - from Staples
Post -it notes
watercolor pencils

Here is a video tutorial I found on utube.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

I hope you have a blessed day…

Creating a Card Stash!

Well, Happy Tuesday fellow crafters! We are one day closer to the weekend right? So glad you could join us here today. I am going to share with you a really quick and easy way to create a card I only have 3 cards to show you but it is just so you can get the idea on how/what to do to go about creating a quick and easy card stash!

Tip: Keep your layouts simple!
There is a little step by step process here to do this:

First, take some time on a rainy afternoon to create a stockpile of various diecuts using either your Cricut or Silhouette machine. It makes quick and easy cardmaking even quicker.

Second, choose only 1 or 2 Sentiment stamp sets to use. I used these cool and fabulous new sets from Crafting Desert Divas...check them out...I think you will love them!

Third, choose 2 main colors of cardstock (I chose blue and yellow) and choose 1 6x6 pad to use as your patterned paper. {Take one that has been forgotten and unloved and put it to use.}

Lastly, choose your simple layo…

Office Wall Decor

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here.  Earlier this month I started a new job.  It's a hard and exciting adventure.  I had been with my previous employer since 1999.  Yikes!  Anyway, my new office came equipped with the usual desk, PC, bookcase and white board.  The walls are blank and need something.

I found a couple of cartoon images via the Internet and traced them using my Silhouette software.  The images are all printed on Square1 Printable.  Makes it so easy to peel from backing and apply right to the office wall and white board.  And when using Square1, they can be re-positioned whenever I'm ready to move them.  Tip:  Use Square1 Printable to easily decorate blank walls.

  Roadrunner and Snoopy were both located via an Internet search.  They are not layered, but are all one single colored layer.   Images are printed and cut using Square1 Printable and can be easily moved and reused in another location.

Roadrunner image found using Internet search.Image saved as a .jpg on my PC…

Scuba bear

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today!  So, who is ready for summer?  I am :-)  I've got a cute summer home d├ęcor project to share with you.

TiP:  Use things in nature to enhance your projects if possible.

I recently found some cute little frames in the $3 dollar bins at Michaels.  I had a teal one and wanted to use it but the color was a bit bright.  So, I painted the frame with white Acrylic paint and then wiped some of it off before it dried for a more distressed look. 
Isn't that sweet Scuba Bear the cutest?  He comes from Meljen Designs who is one of our fabulous sponsors! 

Frame approx. 4" x 5"
DecoArt white acrylic paint
Core'dinations paper- teal color
Meljen's Designs - Scuba bear
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents (used to make bubbles and to make his mask shiny)
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Cuttlebug embossing folder - musical flourish
Life is a Beach Cricut cart - seaweed @ 1", 1 1/4"
Sand and seashell from our beach vacation la…

Friday Layout

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! Friday is LO day here at Scrapbook Blessings Club. My name is Barbara and I am going to show you how to do a fast and easy LO using a grid design.

My Tip for today:  You can use a grid design many times and come out with very different Layouts each time. It is a good "go-to" design.

Here is my Layout for you today

Recipe Bo bunny Zip a de do dah collection Bo Bunny kraft wood glasses October Afternoon Daily Flash Chipboard Jenni bowlin Chevron stamp Ctmh Lagoon ink Maya Road Camera Stamp black ink CTMH picture perfect stamp set blue mist brown mist green mist

First I cut all my photos to 3x3.  Then cut enough mini canvas pieces to make nine total counting your photos also to 3x3 The background paper I used was black and white and I wanted some color so I misted it with three mists. While that is drying, I embellished each of my mini canvas peices. some with stamps, some with premade embellishments some handwriting as well.
Next I attached my 3x3 …

Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today with a product review of Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder

TiP:  Use a chunky or solid image stamp when using Distress Embossing powder. 

Okay, I'm using:
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing pwd in Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Versamark stamp pad
Ranger heat tool
Stampers Anonymous - Playful Journey stamp set
 Stamp your image with VersaMark stamp pad.
 Shake your Distress embossing pwd well.  Cover your image with pwd.
 Tap off the excess and return it to the jar.  Heat with your heating tool.  Wait a little bit for it to cool.  Then gently rub your fingers over the image to release any of the distress particles of pwd that didn't heat up and stick.  This causes a distressed look.  It's hard to see it in the photo but it's really cool in person.  Makes this old jalopy look very real :-) 
 And here is the card I created with this distress embossed image!

5" square cardbase in Kraft
The Pa…

Under The Sea - Glass Block

Hello, Friends.  Today I went to Michaels and picked up a glass block at 50% off.  Tip:  I'm convinced now is the time to purchase items at bargain prices - don't wait until Christmas season when you'll gladly pay full price if you can locate a glass block in the store.

I searched the internet and found some fun under water images to use on my glass block.  These images were traced and cut using my Silhouette.  Other images found on the glass block were purchased.

The background colors were all created using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks.  Images were all printed and cut using Square1 Printable.  Love Square1 - no layering.  And I can take images off, move them around, whatever.

I could add lights to this glass block, but I think I'll use it to keep loose change.

Thank for visiting today!

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

~ Marilyn

Challenge #17-Anything Goes/Flowers and TOP 3 Second Chance Winner

Hi SBC friends! Its time for to see who our winner for the challenge is and the design teams top picks!!!   The prize for this challenge comes from:   Scrapping for Less

They are giving away this cute flower pack  
 to the winner of this new challenge
.....Good Luck! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
We had awesome entries for this challenge, linked up to the blog and from the SBC Facebook Group, and our Random Winner is KIM

please email Sandy- Cleosan52 at yahoo dot com

Top 3 DT Picks




 Congrats Ladies! Don't forget to get your badges.
The 3 Top Picks will be eligible for the second chance prize at the end of the quarter (June)

Also, we have our top 3 second chance winner. This includes entries from Jan to March.  Our random winner is....

please email Sandy- Cleosan52 at yahoo dot com

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

So Thankful For You

Happy Tuesday morning, all! Melissa here with a "just because" kind of card. This is a tri-shutter, card. I just love to make these! So fun. If you've never made one before, you can follow this tutorial. You'll be addicted in no time, I promise.

This card uses various techniques besides the fun card fold. I also did second generation stamping, and dry embossing using my Cuttlebug. If you're not sure what second generation stamping is, you can watch this video.
For this project, you will need: Tools: paper trimmer, score board or scoring tool, cuttlebug (or equivalent) and foldersPink, black, white cardstockStamps and coordinating inkLetter stickersPunch (heart shape) Tip: Tri-shutter cards are great for "themed" projects, because of all the various panels. Don't be afraid to make three dimensional cards. They still fold up and fit in an envelope for mailing.

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


Die Cut Monday

Hello and Welcome on this Monday. Glad to see all my crafty and scrappy friends here. Today is die cut monday so I am going to show you a layout with cricut die cuts.
Tip Of The Day: Always read the instructions in front of the booklet that comes with your cartridge to understand how that particular cartridge uses sizes. For example, for this cartridge, The First Few Years, each image tells you the size to cut in order to make a 12 x 12 layout similar to the one they have designed for you. Artbooking on the other hand, has you keep the size the same and will cut the smaller pieces to the correct proportion to the size of your page.

Here Is my Layout for today:

I used the "first few years" cartridge and made a 12 x 12 layout. The smaller paper in the middle is 8 x 8.
Recipe Blue background paper Gray striped piece 8 x 8 Red, Blue, and Gray Card stock These are the pieces you want to cut from your cardstock. All these pieces are from the same LO with the truck as the basic ima…

SBC Challenge #18- Anything Goes (tutorial feature- background scenes)

The prize for this challenge comes from:  Bugaboo Designs

7 wonderful digital stamps goes to the winner of this new challenge.
.....Good Luck!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are you ready for our next fun challenge? Challenge #18- Anything Goes.  But first here is our feature inspiration tutorial.... making your own background scene. 
This is just one of the many great techniques to use
So what do you think?
The DT made great scene cards using various media and some awesome Bugaboo digi stamps.
 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 these design team projects inspire. 
Melissa - Paper Shenaniganz My tip: Don't be afraid of dimension, especially when you're trying to create a background to showcase your beautiful digi's.

Barbara-Sketches for Scrappin My Tip: Use an embossing folder to give a tree tr…