January 31, 2014

Baby layout

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Hi everyone, it's Jennyfer here for Friday's layout.

First my tip is start with a simple layout so that you get yourself used to slowly.


This is a picture of my daughter and I really love this one because it shows how alert she was on her first day! My papers and embellishments are from MME and I added some hand journaling too. The scallop shapes were easily cut with my Cricut using the Elegant cartridge (gotta love this one!) at 9" and 9 1/4". Please let me know what you think of it since it had been 6 years since I first scrapbooked!!!

 hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog: Jennyfer Creates. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

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


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January 30, 2014

Product Review: Brushable Glue

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Hi friends!  Cristina here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Thursday's Product Review. We will be looking at Brushable Glue by Sparkle-N-Sprinkle.

SNS Brushable Glue
I wanted to share my glitter hearts with you for todays product review. I am using Tim Holtz grunge board for my hearts.
Brush on brushable glue. (Tip:do it in sections so that the glue does not dry up if you take to long)
 
 Apply a generous amount of glitter to your glue, the more the better. Once it dries if you want to add another layer of glitter you can. It will not ruin your project. I am using Sparkle-N-Sprinkle Neon Flamingo G1084.
 
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.  You can visit me to see more card/project ideas at VintagePink39. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.
Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day.

Cristina,
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January 29, 2014

Chalkboard Vinyl Decor

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Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a project that was really simple to put together.   My tip today is:  Find an old picture frame and create something fun with it.  I used my old frame to create a chalkboard for my granddaughter.
  • Inspiration for this Project
  • Old Picture Frame
  • Chalkboard Vinyl
  • Square1 Repositionable 
  • Digi Stamp - from Beary Wishes
  • Image found online

Chalkboard Recipe:
  • Frame with glass - found in my back closet (dusty and unused)
  • Chalkboard Vinyl - lay vinyl under the glass from the frame and cut around.  Peel backing off of vinyl and apply to top of glass.  Reassemble the frame.
  • "RACHEL" = cut at 2" using Cooper STD font.  Text was color filled prior to cutting.  I used Square1 to print and cut the letters.  Place text where you want on chalkboard vinyl.



  • Cookie Monster = image found using online search.  Traced within Silhouette software.   I sized my Cookie Monster at 2.75" and used Square1 again for printing and cutting.  



  • Cupcake = image is a digi stamp from Beary Wishes.  I sized the cupcake at 3".  Square1 was used to print and cut.  I love Square1 because it lets me move my image soooo easily.  Stickles was later added to the hearts and ribbon on the cupcake.

Thank you for visiting today!  Comments are welcomed and appreciated!

~ Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts

 
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January 28, 2014

Heart Shaped card

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Hey kids!  It's Cindy today on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog.  I've got Tuesday's card and it's a heart-shaped one.

TiP:  When making a shaped card the rest of your design can be kept simple.



Recipe:
Wild Card Cricut cart - heart @5", I cut the polka dot layer @ 4 3/4" and instead of scoring it I cut it in half and used the other heart on the back of the card.

The Paper Studio - Persnickety stack- polka dot paper
Bugaboo Digital Stamps - Ava and Deacon heart
watercolor pencils
Oriental Trading Co - heart shaped button
Sew Easy floss - princess
pop dots



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

I hope you have a blessed day!

Cindy -- In Love with PAPER
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January 27, 2014

DYI- Window Scene Card

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Sandy here with Monday's Die Cutting project. There are many window dies on the market, but I don't have one and didn't have time to order one so getting out my trusty scissors, I created my own.  So this is a  "faux die cut" or a DYI- paper piecing card.

My tip for you: invest in some foam pop up tape. You can get this at the craft or hardwear store cheap and last much longer that pop dots. Plus you can cut the size and with that you really need.

Here is what I used for this project: Momento Sky Blue ink, glue pen, white/blue/brown cardstock, small pattern papers, scissors, white paint pen (not showm), digi stamp and little images from a 12x12 design paper pad.

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First, I chose small prints for my "curtains and wallpaper". Then, taking my blue card, I dotted "snow" using the white marker pen.
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To give the card dimension, I used foam pop up tape. Here you can see how I free- handed the curtain shape and then cut them out.
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Using brown card stock, I cut strips and ran them in the Cuttlebug with the wood embossing folder. For my smaller piece, I added foam pop up tape.
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With the white card stock, I free- cut a couple of "snowy hills". I also inked the edges with the Sky Blue ink.
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Now the fun part is seeing the pieces come together! I added a small piece of brown to the top to be my "curtain rod". I also cut out a couple to make up the window panes.
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I wanted a snowman and tree that you could see "outside" so I cut them from designer paper that can in a Christmas 12x12 paper pad.
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My digi stamp is from Sunsational Stamps. He is actually peeking out of the stocking but I just colored him and cut him away from the stocking. I'll save the stocking for another card. I also colored hit stocking cap to make it wintery and not Christmasy. I used Spectrum Nior markers to color this little guy.
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And here we go, a cute card with dimension.
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The final DYI Window Scene card!
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Hope you like it and learned a new to you technique! If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog:A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

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

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January 26, 2014

Welcome our Special Guest Designer

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Cristina here sharing our wonderful Guest Designer for today. Karen is our Challenge #9 winner with her beautiful card. We have invited her today to share her favorite projects and tips.
 
 






Hello everyone! My name is Karen and i´m so happy to be a guest designer in this awesome blog !
I´m 23 years old and i´m from Mexico . I have always been a memories lover, I like to keep as much memories as I can and put them into journals, photo albums, scrapbooks, etc. I started making scrapbooks when I was 16 but at that time I didn´t know what scrapbook was haha, so officially started almost a year ago, when I was pregnant of my first baby. I really love to keep all the moments we spend together into a scrapbook and a journal so when he grows up we can see how much I´ve loved him. That´s what a scrapbook means to me. Of course after I entered to this atmosphere I got into cardmaking and other papercrafts and I love it!
Here are a couple of my favorite projects




For the Umbrella I used a tutorial that you can find here http://latinasenamerica.blogspot.mx/2013/05/lluvia-de-bendiciones-paraguas-3d.html it´s in Spanish but the photos explain it very well so I think you won´t have problems to understand
A tip I can give you is that you can use EVERYTHING you have when you´re crafting or scrapbooking, you don´t have to buy the most expensive supplies or materials, if you´re run out of money you can see around you and make an awesome project with things you have in your kitchen, bedroom, garage…who knows! Your limit is your imagination!

Thank You so much Karen for sharing your lovely projects with us. Thank you for stopping by and visiting.


Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
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January 25, 2014

It's January when its that time of the month for . . . .

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Hi, its Lynne from Her Craftiness to share Saturday's Anything Goes project. But first my tip for you:
Don't be afraid to step out of the box and stretch yourself. Sometimes that is your best work!

Here is the card I made when I combine cutting with my Cricut, my inspiration from Create with TLC, and a strange color that all coordinated when applied all together!!!!

When Create with TLC had the inspiration, "January", I had a project in mind that I knew I just had to do! First off, I love to use Create with TLC inspirations along with die cuts using my Cricut. Second is that I absolutely love, love, love Winnie the Pooh (who has been immortalized on my upper thigh).


Now, he's been there for years floating upwards with his balloons but has gone unnoticed UNLESS . . . . well, you get the idea. With this being said, Lily is in the process of being "house-broken" or potty trained and insists on following you into the bathroom. She saw the Pooh Bear on my upper thigh and asked if her mother knew what I had done. Then she proceeds to get wipes trying to wipe it off my leg because as she says, "You're not supposed to write on yourself with markers!!" 

So, I just have to share my card . . .




RECIPE:
  • card was cut 6 x 12, creased with Martha Stewart Score Board using www.coredinations Foundations Grand Canal Card Stock
  • background is from Create with TLC Christmas Club for 2013 and was cut 5 x 5 inches
  • subway art was a recent freebie from Create with TLC
  • Winnie the Pooh was cut 2.25 inches using Cricut Disney Winnie the Pooh and Friends Cartridge and puff-dotted to add dimension
  • snowflakes were cut using a hole punch
  • shovel is from my button stash
  • ribbon is Celebrate it Holiday from Michael's (don't you just love when all the colors coordinate especially when they are sew odd!!)
  • all edges were all chalked
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 join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by, 
Lynne

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January 24, 2014

Simple Layout Designs

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Hi Everyone, Sandy here for Friday's Layouts. Using my Cricut and some pattern paper, I was able to make this very quick and easy layout.

But first my tip for you: When your use "busy" papers, keep your embellishments to a limit.


  • Scrapbook 101: This is a double layout of my little guy, Sam. By double layout, I mean that both layouts are going to coordinate to create 1 big layout which would be 12x24 so you need two sheets in your album that are side by side.



The pictures I chose are from birth to 3 yrs old and the layout design is a great way to work in some of your favorite misc. pics of the kiddos.  He loves, ok, is addicted to any kind of sports so this paper is just perfect for him, but it is busyyyy for sure! So, using my Cricut, I cut my letters at 2" from the George Basic Shapes and Letters cartridge and just a couple of little label stickers that said: son, beautiful, charmer.

The hardest part was picking the pictures! Hope this inspires you to use up some of those great pics just lying around!


I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog: A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
SANDY,
 
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January 23, 2014

Product Review: ek Success- Stamp and Punch

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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 EK Success- Stamp and punch today. 


First, I have my tip of the day for you.... Always keep a glue stick on hand. It is an easy way to get out of a "sticky" jam like when your tape breaks in your tape gun and you have to do something fast, lol. (watch the video!)

Onto today's project...
Here is a You Tube Video that I did showing and couple different punch sets and a quick Valentine's card that I made using these fun stamps and punches!


Did you liked the video and learn something new about this product? Please feel free to leave a comment.


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.  You can visit me to see more card/project ideas at A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
~ SANDY
 SBC Team Designer
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January 22, 2014

Valentine's Day card

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Hey kids!  It's Cindy here for the Scrapbook Blessings Club.  Today I'm going to share a Valentine's Day card with you.

TiP:  Use Stickles on your digital images to add some sparkle.

I'm using a Bugaboo digital image on this Valentine.  They are the sponsor for our current challenge #11-Pretty Pictures.  The winner will receive a coupon code for 7 free digital images---YAY!  So follow the link and come play with us.

Recipe:
4 3/4" square card base in white
Bugaboo Digital stamp - Valentine Jar
DCWV - The Sweet Stack - blue stripe
The Paper Studio - I Believe in Santa stack - red stripe
watercolor pencils
blender pen
Diamond Stickles
The Paper Studio - 'love' embossing folder
The Paper Studio - red fibers
pop dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you have any questions please leave a comment and we'll get back to you.  Grab your stamps or digital stamps and join us for Challenge #11.

Have a blest day!

Cindy---In love with PAPER

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January 21, 2014

Snoopy Dance

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Hello, Friends!  I'm sending you happy thoughts to cheer you!  Hope you're having a great day and year so far.  My tip today is this:  Using sketches are a great way to make a card.
  • Image:  Traced and Scanned from internet
  • Designer Paper:  From Silhouette
  • Sentiment:  CardzTV "Heartfelt Wishes" stamp set
  • Sketch:  OWH #206

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Card Recipe:
  • Mat 1 (brown / white polka dots) = 5.25" x 4".  Black edge added using offset feature in Silhouette.
  • Mat 2 (black border) = 1.75" x 4.75"
  • Mat 3 (brown / white polka dots border) = 1.5" x 4.5"
  • Mat 4 (gold border) = 1.25" x 4.25"

  • Circle Border = 3".  Black pen used to create faux stitching.
  • Snoopy = image scanned, traced and cut within Silhouette using an online image.  I used two Snoopy images (one on top of other) to create a chipboard effect.  Snoopy is 4" in height.

Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (black) = 5" x 3.75"
  • Mat 2 (brown / white polka dots) = 4.75" x 3.5"
  • Mat 3 (white) = 4.5" x 3.25"
  • Snoopy with Woodstock = image from internet.  Sized at 1.25" in height.
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

~ Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts



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January 20, 2014

A Pop-up Gift card using Sizzix die cutting.

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Hi, Carolyn here  to share Monday's Die Cutting Machine project.for Scrapbook Blessings Club; and I chose a project using the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine...

But first my Tip:  when creating these popup cards, at least with me, trim the inside insert just a tadbit on top and bottom so it will not 'hang' over the edges before adding glue. 

So... onto the project:

 

This is what the outside of the card looks like.  The base for this is also a Sizzix die which has the rounded corners that you insert into slits on back inside of the base.  I used a Martha Stewart hand punch for the bottom and layered with design paper.  Placed small pearls in the circles of the punched area; and the title is a cut file from MyScrapchick

 

Inside of the card:  cut from a magnetic die with heart combined on the end.  I placed a Stampin! Up ribbon on the one end; and I trimmed with tan strips of card stock on inside folds and one end.  Using Stampin! Up Teeny Words stamps, I stamped Happy Birthday, and placed a small pearl on one end.  I also sponged the coffee with Distress Ink - Tea.  A gift card from Starbucks can be glue-dot on the opposite end of card. 

Supplies/equipment used:


This is the die that I used for the coffee cup (and not able to see the heart, but it's there!!)
  • Cardstock
  • Small pearls 
  • adhesive
  • design paper
  • Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
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.  You can visit me to see more card/project ideas at Granny Ma's Creative Blog .  Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.    
And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all...

Carolyn
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
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January 19, 2014

Challenge 11- Pretty Pictures- using stamps

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  The prize for this challenge comes from:
Bugaboo Stamps
 Bugaboo Stamps offers a wide array of digital stamps.
Bugaboo Stamps store --http://bugaboostamps.3dcartstores.com/ 
Catch the Bug Challenge blog --http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/
Catch the Bug on FACEBOOK too

They are giving away 7 digis to the winner of challenge #11, Pretty Pictures
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are you ready for our next fun challenge? The DT is sharing with you their take on a great technique...DYI Pattern Paper. Here is a great video by Sandy on YouTube using stamps and ink to create a custom pattern paper. She shares the how- to- do for this technique by using repeating patterns. 
(its for Christmas paper but the tech will work with any stamp image)


Here are the inspiration pieces created my SBC DT using Bugaboo Digital Stamps and making their own pattern paper



Sandy- A Working Mom's Joy

Tip: Use one stamp repeatedly for background and don't forget to stamp inside of the card too!


TiP:  Use stamps with smaller patterns to create smaller pieces of cardstock.


 
Tip: A stamping wheel makes a good way of creating your own paper.


Cristina - VintagePink39
Tip: Make sure to use GOOD watercolor paper when using water based products.


Lynne - Her Craftiness 
Tip: Have fun and let your imagination soar (or swim for that matter!)


Jennyfer - Jennyfer Creates
Tip: Cut your background paper into smaller pieces to allow flow.

Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts
Tip:  Use digital designs to create your background




We hope this technique inspired you along with the great design team projects. Your challenge:

Create a card using a 
Clear/Rubber Stamp Image or Digital Stamp Image

*****You do NOT have to do the "DYI Paper
 techique" for your project, just make sure it follows the challenge theme: Stamped Images
*****

This challenge ends on Saturday, Feb 1st at 9:00pm 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. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!


SBC Design Team
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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