May 31, 2014

Peppermint Lip Scrub / Breath Freshener

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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.

Peppermint Lip Scrub / Breath Freshener

Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 3 - 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Small 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

 
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May 30, 2014

Friday Scrapbook Layouts!

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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.

Don't forget to enter our current challenge !

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May 29, 2014

Product Review Thursday- Goosebumps

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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.


  •  Recipe
  • white smooth cardstock
  • goosebumps spray
  • at least three colors of distress ink
  • ink 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 by 10.5 inches.
Fold down at 4.5 inches.
Add a border on the bottom that is longer than the top.
I used Staz on ink to stamp my design and sentiment so it would stay on the areas that had been sprayed with the goosebumps.
Here again is the finished project:

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Hope you will try goosebumps for yourself. It is a fun product.
Here is another project I made using it.


I sprayed goosebumps along the bottom and right side of the pp and sprayed over that with red mist and wiped with a paper towel.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you found this helpful.
Have a scrapbook blessings kind of day.
Barbara
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May 28, 2014

Wednesday special events

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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
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May 26, 2014

Building Block Graduation Card

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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:

  • 3/8
  • 1 3/8
  • 1 5/8
  • 2 5/8
  • 2 7/8
  • 3 7/8
  • 4 1/8
  • 5 1/8
Next, put your cardstock *still folded on the valley side* and cut 1.5 inches in from each mark you just made, towards the fold. Erase the pencil marks.

Now, put your paper flat into your scoring board or paper trimmer. You are going to score the edges of the cuts you just made. ONLY between the lines. You will end up scoring these at the 5.5 and 8.5 inch marks. Again, you might have to watch the video to understand exactly what I mean. Once you do it one time, you'll be able to replicate it without confusion.

Fold the building blocks up as mountain folds, while the sections in between stay as valley folds. This is the basic structure for your card. As you can see, I did a few layers on mine. You will need:

(1 black panel) 3 1/4 x 5 1/4
(2 black panels) 1 3/4 x 5 1/4

(1 white panel) 3 x 5
(2 white panels) 1.5 x 5
(8 white panels) 3/4 x 1 1/4

Decorate as you wish.

I embossed my white panels with an alphabet embossing folder, added some ribbon, and adhered them to the base. For the graduation cap, all I did was cut a square, loop some embroidery thread through a brad, and put it in the center. Voila, a grad cap!

I hope you enjoyed this post. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you very much for stopping by the blog, today.


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

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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 dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a safe Memorial day weekend!  Have you joined in the fun on our facebook group?  There is always something happening there :-)

Cindy---In Love with PAPER

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May 24, 2014

DIY Sharpie Shoes

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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


 
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May 23, 2014

Friday Down Memory Scrapbook Layout

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 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 stash
  • Notes 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

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May 22, 2014

Thursday product Review

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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 today for product review.
As always comments and questions are welcomed.

Barbara





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May 21, 2014

Wednesday gift box

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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 hang on someone's door to make their day.
Thanks for stopping by.
Barbara
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May 20, 2014

Graduation Card

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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.

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"

  • 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 blue
  • Mat 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 traced within Silhouette program.  Cap is mounted with foam tape.
  • Accents = Stickles on three circles.  Blue bow attached with glue.


Inside of Card
Inside of Card:

  • Three layers :  blue, yellow & white polka dots and white, each .25" smaller than next larger one.  Sized at 5" x 3.75".  
  • Cap = same as front of card, sized at .94"
  • Text = "Congratulations!"  sized at .3"


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

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May 19, 2014

Monday Die Cut...Cartridge Review!

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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
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May 18, 2014

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

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



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  .....Good Luck!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are you ready for our next fun challenge? Challenge #20- Anything Goes.  But first here is our feature inspiration tutorial....


The DT made some very cute and creative projects using emboss resist tech.

Kimberly- Creations by Kimmy
  TIP:Think of taking something that you have created that you ended up just loving the way it turned out and displaying it in your space and then when you are either ready to look at something else or something new and wonderful takes its place (as tends to happen with us crafters) then use it as you had originally intended i.e. as a card or layout. 



Cindy -  In Love with PAPER
TiP:  Don't be afraid to get messy.  I applied my distress ink with my fingers :-)


BARBARA
http://ladynurse4.blogspot.com/
My Tip It is not too early to start your Christmas cards!


Teresa: Fresh and Renewed
Tip: You do not always need patterned paper to go on your card.


Sandy- A Working Mom's Joy
Tip: Emboss image first, then you can stamp over image (here I used a wood grain stamp) and then ink the cardstock using a dauber or sponge.


Tip: Use simmer cardstock. It looks so pretty with the embossed image 
and when you ink the card stock.

Brenda - Disney Girl
Tip:  Really play with the inks before you decide on a color. It is surprising the difference in color once you blend it onto your card stock.
 
Tip: Use neutral colors (like black and white) to offset the focal point, as I've done here. It will give it a more "striking" look.

So what do you think?

 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. 


Your challenge:
Anything goes: cards, banners, layouts but if you create an EMBOSSED RESIST tech, you will get an extra chance entry for this challenge sponsor.

This challenge ends on Saturday, May 31st at 10:00 pm 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, homemade flower,
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!

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