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Peppermint Lip Scrub / Breath Freshener

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here.  Anyone have dry lips?  Here's a tutorial to make your own natural lip scrub that doubles as a breath freshener.  I found this recipe originally on Pinterest by OneGoodThing.


Ingredients:
2 teaspoons sugar1 teaspoon coconut oil1/4 teaspoon honey3 - 4 drops Peppermint Essential OilSmall glass jar


Mix together with a fork or spoon all of the above ingredients.


Place all the mixed ingredients into a small glass jar.


Add a 1 inch label.


To apply, put a small amount on your finger and rub on lips in a circular motion.  As an added bonus, you can lick you lips for fresh breath!

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by! ~ Marilyn

Friday Scrapbook Layouts!

Hi Teresa here from Fresh and Renewed! Welcome to Friday Layouts here at the Scrapbook Blessings Club! I have a really fun summer layout to share with you today! My family goes to the beach every summer together for a weekend long trip. I sooo look forward to this trip every summer. This is a couple years ago or more...I pulled this layout to show my sweet little babies and also this wonderful paper...I was soooo in love with this paper from Imaginisce wish I had bought a ton of it!


TIP: The title "Splish Splash" was actually a connected Cricut image that I cut apart to get the look I wanted. Don't be afraid to alter your Cricut/Sillhouette cuts to suit your needs.





Hope this inspired you to get busy on those pictures and create some fun summer layouts.
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Product Review Thursday- Goosebumps

Hello scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here with a product review for you. I am going to be demonstrating a spray called Goosebumps
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TIP OF THE DAY--  When trying a brand new product, experiment on scrap paper first so you can get the feel for how the product works.

This is my finished project, a card I made with paper I created with Goosebumps and distress inks.


 Recipewhite smooth cardstockgoosebumps sprayat least three colors of distress inkink applicator
 First Spray the white cardstock with the goosebumps spray. Hold at least 18 inches away to avoid big puddles. Spray lightly two or three times keeping the bottle moving all the time. It may take as long as 20 minutes for the spray to dry completely. You want it completely dry before you add ink or mist.

Then ink with coordinating colors of distress ink then wipe with a paper towel to get the ink off of the "goosebumps".  And spray lightly with water to get the distress ink look
To make the card I cut the cardstock six…

Wednesday special events

Welcome to all my scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here with a cute gift holder for a small gift. It is a teacup that I cut with my Cricut.

Tip of the day-You can buy really cut trim for your projects in the sewing department of Jo Ann's or other fabric store.


Recipe
One piece of double sided cardstock Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut Cartridge fancy trip flat flowers
I cut the cup, handle and saucer at 8.5 inches. It all fit on one piece of pp. The smaller circle you get goes to the middle of the saucer. The larger one goes to the bottom of the tea cup. I used Liquid glass. Be sure to use strong glue on this project. Attach the handle of the cup in the slots before you put the tea cup together. It is so much easier that way. Fill with tissue paper or shreaded paper and add your gift.  Hope you have a scrapbook blessings kind of day.Barbara Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Building Block Graduation Card

Hello, everyone! Melissa here on to share a "building block" style card with you. I made this one graduation themed, since there are a ton of graduations going on right now. Hope you enjoy this card, and are inspired to try it out yourself.


Here is the tutorial I followed from Split Coast Stampers. To make it easier, I will give you all the measurements, here. It looks harder than it is, I promise.

Start with a piece of cardstock in your desired color that is 5.5 x 10.5. Put the 10.5 inch side along the top of your score board or paper trimmer, and score at 3.5 inches and 7 inches. Fold the first score line in a mountain fold, and the second in a valley fold. You should end up with a "z" fold card.

The next part can get a bit tricky, so make sure you watch the video to fully understand what I am about to explain. On the back side of the "valley" fold, take a ruler and pencil and mark these measurements:

3/81 3/81 5/82 5/82 7/83 7/84 1/85 1/8 Next, put you…

Memorial Day

Hey kids!  Cindy back today with a cute card to celebrate Memorial Day.  I would like to thank past, present, and future service men and women.  You are what makes this country great!  We are taking a look at the A Child's Year Cricut cart today..


Just a little bit about what I did to the Ecru ric rack :-)

I felt that the color of this ric rack needed to be darker to fit in with the Kraft paper on my card.  I cut it to fit and then dabbed on some Tim Holtz Distress paint in frayed burlap.
I didn't put tons on it since I wanted it to look kind of distressed or worn.

Recipe:
5" square cardbase in Kraft
A Child's Year Cricut cart - boy w/wagon @ 3 1/4"
The Paper Studio - Vintage flag star - single sheet of patterned paper
Core'dinations - scarlet cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folders - stripes -Retro Kitchen set, stars - Skyward set
Tim Holtz sanding tool - to make the embossing pop
Maya Road - Ecru Mega ric rack
Tim Holtz Distress paint - frayed burlap
pop dot…

DIY Sharpie Shoes

Hello, Friends!  Thought I would share with you how I celebrated Mother's Day this year.  My "girls" and I got together to make sharpie shoes.   Tip:  Use Pinterest for inspirational designs.  We purchased our canvas shoes at Target.

Here's our group picture showing us all sporting our "before" canvas shoes.




I purchased several packs of Sharpie pens at Hobby Lobby the day before.


And using Pinterest inspired designs as well as our own inspirations, we started decorating.


Here's our "after" sharpie shoe picture:


And a close-up of my shoes:


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


Friday Down Memory Scrapbook Layout

 Good morning to our crafting friends, Carolyn here to share with your a layout I created of my two granddaughters planting their flowers in the spot just outside of the door to the patio.  This took place two years ago when they visited with G-ma for the first time in Alabama. 

TIP:  enjoy your grandchildren....



Supplies used:Flower Set One cutfile from Creative Pointe Cardstock, brads, buttons from personal stashNotes journaling card for including notes  I cut all pieces on my Silhouette Cameo, using Studio DE for cutting the file pieces.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with us, and happy crafting to all.

Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creative Blog

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

Thursday product Review

Hello to all my scrappy and crafty friends. It is Barbara here and I am going to be doing a product review on Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper which you can find here: http://rangerink.com/?product=inkssentials%E2%84%A2-surfaces-specialty-stamping-paper     I compared it to CTMH White Daisy Cardstock which you can find here:  http://www.closetomyheart.com/.
My Tip of the day: Use permanent ink such as Staz On for stamping images that you will want to color.
Here is my completed card:
I used a red rubber stamp and Staz On brown ink and Spectrum Noir markers. I used ribbon, a CTMH sentiment stamp, and Ranger Specialty Stamp Paper and bazzil peach cardstock.
Here is the example of the stamp on the Ranger Paper

and here is the example on CTMH White Daisy Cardstock which has a smooth texture I could tell more of a difference in person than I can from the photos. The Ranger paper image is more clear and true to color than the CTMH cardstock, although it is very close. Thanks for joining me…

Wednesday gift box

Hello all my scrappy and crafty friends.Barbara here. Today I am going to show you a great way to give flowers or other small gift.It was very easy to do. It was cut from Close to my Heart's Artiste Cartridge.

MY TIP  use a strong glue like Helmar 450 to hold together your 3 D boxes.
Here is the finished project.
Here is the page from the cricut manual that I cut this from.
I only cut the main 3 D image like this:
You can't really see well in the photo but there are little cuts where you are supposed to fold it. In order to fold it straight I used a ruler lined up along the little cut lines after placing the paper on a soft surface I scored the lines using the ruler as a guide. The little part you see sticking out on the right side is the flap that you glue to the other end after you do the folds. I added ribbon through the holes and some pink washi tape and a flower I also made from a cut from the Artiste Cartridge. And there you have a cute little holder for flowers you can h…

Graduation Card

Hello, Friends!  Time for Graduation Cards!  Here's a simple graduation card made using triangles, circles and squares.  Tip:  If you use Silhouette, build a card inventory.  Then you'll always be able to make a quick card.


Mat 1 = 5.5" x 4.25" rectangle color filled with yellow & white polka dots.Mat 2 = 5.25" x 4" rectangle color filled with blueMat 3 = 2.75" x 3.75" triangle (just draw three straight lines and group).  Color filled with yellow & white polka dots.Mat 4 = 2.5" x 3.385" triangle color filled with blue.Mat 5 = 2.245" x 3" triangle color filled with yellow & white polka dots.Mat 6 = three .185" circles color filled with blue.


Mat 7 = four .65" squares color filled with yellow & white polka dots.  The squares were grouped together and mounted with foam tape.Mat 8 = "2014" text .47" and color filled with blue.  Mat 9 = graduation hat and ribbon.  Image found online and was tra…

Monday Die Cut...Cartridge Review!

Hi Ladies and Gentleman! So glad you could join us today...I have a review of a wonderful Cricut cartridge and some tips to share with you about making your flowers from this cartridge.


Here is the cartridge image and some images from the cartridge:
Here are my projects: I made one of the flowers that had 3 different cuts, made 2 different sized roses and made leaves for them.Tips for this cartridge: Using a petal roller (quilling tool) makes creating the flowers that roll a whole lot easier. Cut your leaves at the same time you cut your flowers so you will make sure they are all sized to your flower. Putting together the flowers that have 3 different cuts are a bit tricky...make sure you are lining them up it will get off center easy. Smash your flowers down after creating them so they open up a bit. Thanks for joining us today, hope you enjoyed this cartridge...it is a really fun one!


Teresa~ Fresh and Renewed
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Challenge 20- Anything Goes (feature tutorial: Emboss Resist)

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by, The prize for this challenge comes from:  



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