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Birthday Bicycle Card

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a birthday card using a family photo for a background mat.  The photo was taken by my son on his vacation in Colorado a couple weeks ago.

Designer Paper:  digital paper
Photo:  taken by my son
Bicycle:  from Silhouette Store # 43371
Banner:  from Silhouette Store
Sentiment: computer generated


Photo mat sized at 4" x 3".  Love the white cross that appears in the clouds.  Banner is sized at .28" x 2.1".  Bicycle is sized at 1.4" x 2".  Bicycle was cut three times and glued together to create a chip board effect.




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

Challenge 22 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: The Stamping Chef

http://thestampingchef.com/ The Stamping Chef was born in November 2012 and we recently celebrated our 1 year birthday with a fantastic party with all of our followers!!  Here’s a little bit about Tamara, the artist/creator of all the wonderful images you will find in The Stamping Chef store.   Drawing is my passion, and my style is fun, cute and doodlish ~I think =D.  I love to see images come to life when they're colored by amazing crafters. Creating digital images can be a tedious process, but I love each and every step of it. The Stamping Chef offers a bi-weekly challenge on Wednesday on our Blog, along with our monthly challenges on our TSC Recipe Facebook page (if you are not a member please come join us,  as you will love all the fun things we have going on!).
Digi Stamps!!!!  go to the winner of this new challeng…

Simply Made Saturday - 3 layouts

Hi, Carolyn here with with Simply Made Saturday and I am sharing a couple 8x8 layouts using Abode Photoshop Elements 12...

TIP:  Backup your scrapbook layouts for safety sake.  I lost everything on my external harddrive, and now backing up what I have on the flashdrive.  Thankfully, I had posted the 8x8 layouts on my blog recently so can download the photos to flashdrive and than to box.com...


This is showing that my son and family moving to Ft Bliss/El Paso, Texas area where they will be living for next 2 1/2 years.  

Granddaughters and I spent a early evening hour at the park close to their home and took pictures, playing around with the options in Abode Photoshop Elements 12.

A one day trip to the Balloon Festival, driving thru a portion of New Mexico and photographed the mountains on the way.
Supplies used:
Abode Photoshop Elements version12 Photo services at Walgreens/Persnickety online services And I'm just trusting, that when I return home, that someone at a computer…

Friday Layout for small photos

Hello to all my scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here with a layout to make your small photos shine.

My Tip- use some of those random photos to make a page of different facial expressions of one person.

Here is my finished project:



Recipe:
I used Baby Bump by Bo Bunny
Photos-4-2.25 x 2.25
Photo mat 5.5 x 5.5
Small mats: 3 x 4  four of these and one smaller mat 2.5 x 3.5
Large mat 10 x 8
One piece 12 x 12
Each of these can be patterned paper or solid cardstock

Place the large mat on the 12 x 12 paper like this. You can put it straight or slanted. You can center it or put it slightly more to one side or the other.


Add your small mats like this:


Make your photo mat with your photos on it. Again you can place them straight and in the middle or slanted and off center. 

Add your photo mat with the photos as your last layer on top, again either centered and straight or slanted and off center. Add embellishments and journaling and you are done.

I hope you enjoy making a layout based on this…

Product Review Thursday.

Welcome crafters! I, again am writing this post on my iPad...my computer should return today....I am just lost without it. I did not get all of the pictures I should have to do this product justice....and there are some links that I wanted to give you within this post today....but I will edit it tomorrow...so when you come back for Friday's Layout post be sure to check out the updated post so you can get all the links as well....
I am going to review for you today the Peerless Water Colors...I watched several videos from both Amy R. and Jennifer Mcquire on their review of these and then actually using them I knew I had to have them. I absolutely am in love with them! 
The actual water color is packed onto these cardboard rectangles that are contained inside this little paper booklet and you just wet the brush and take the color straight from the paper. Here is where I should have gotten some additional pictures. 
I taped my paper down to my craft mat and then wet it before applying m…

I Have Found the One Whom My Soul Loves

Hello, Friends!   Marilyn here.  Last Sunday, June 22, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  Hard to believe it's been 25 years - it went by in a blink of the eye.  I'm a very lucky woman to have found the one whom my soul loves.

My project today is a pillow cover that uses the Bible verse from Song of Solomon 3:4.


I purchased a pillow cover from Walmart.  Can't remember what I paid for it.  It's a hounds-tooth pattern in polyester.

Using my Silhouette software, I simply typed the text out and sized it at 10" x 8.25".  I sent the design to my ink transfer printer (Ricoh SG7100DN).   The PowerDriver software that manages my printer flips the image for me and prints it out on Transfer Paper.


I pre-heated my heat press for 375 degrees.  The ink transfer paper is positioned in the center and covered with a Teflon sheet.  I pressed at 375 degrees for 20 seconds.  The ink transfer printer I use is meant for cotton fabrics only.  When I pressed …

Masculine or Feminine Love card

Hello and welcome to all my scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here. I am going to show you how to make a love card that could be masculine or feminine.

MY TIP: Use neutral colors with a pop of red for cards that can be masculine or feminine.

Here is my finished project for today:



Recipe Cardstock for base of card 10 x 7 inches folded at 5 inches border punch coordinating patterned paper punched with border punch 6.5 inches by 2 inches heart print paper 3 x 6.5 inches small banner piece 1 x 3 inches large banner piece 4.5 X 3.75 inches XO stamp red ink
First punch a border for the left side of your card. If you have a notebook page punch that would work well too.
Attach your border
Add your heart patterned paper over the border leaving a little of the base card showing.

Then I stamped the banner with XO in red ink and used mist at the top of the border.

Add your layers of border and trim at the top of your border and you are done.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Hope you have a scrap…

Die Cut Monday!

Hello crafters...Teresa here...I am posting today without use of my computer...it is in the repair shop...so bear with me cause things may be a little bit different. Thanks for joining me. I have some super fun, summery die cuts to share with you. If you have read some of my posts in the past you know I often cut several images at once on my Cricut to be able to have images ready for quick cards. Well today I pulled out Teddy Bear on Parade to create some cute little bears ready for summer cards.
My tip for you: Cut all the same colors together for ALL , it makes the cutting go faster.
All the bear parts.
Bears ready for their clothes...heehee!

Cute little summer bears...if I do say so myself.  All bears were cut at 3 and 1/4".

Thanks for joining me today. Hope you can take some time to enjoy your craft today.




Patriotic Tie-Dye Shirt

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a fun and messy project... tie dye shirts.




What is Needed:
White T-ShirtTie-Dye Kit (found at Walmart)Sink and WaterWashing Machine I purchased this red and blue tie-dye kit at Walmart.  It came with the mixing bottles (dye was already in the bottle), rubber bands and plastic gloves.  The kit also comes with instructions and examples on different types of shirts to make.  This is a mini kit and there is enough dye to make 3 projects.


Step 1:  Determine what type of design you want.  I'm hoping for blue on top and red on bottom that will be patriotic looking when complete.  Scrunch your t-shirt and add rubber bands.   When completed, the parts with rubber bands will be white.  The exposed portion will receive the dye.

Step 2:  Fill the bottles with water up to the fill line and shake.  Put on gloves.  Get your shirt wet and hand-wring dry.

Step 3:  Apply dye to shirt.  I'm added blue to top and red to bottom.  I noticed that the colors contamin…