June 30, 2014

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

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"

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

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June 29, 2014

Challenge 23- Anything Goes

 The prize for this challenge comes from: A DAY FOR DAISIES
A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital
 illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets,
 including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage
 illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions

> http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Day-For-Daisies/142905905744876?ref=ts

The winner of this new challenge will receive $12 store credit...

  .....Good Luck!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are you ready for our next fun challenge? Challenge #23- Anything Goes. 

This is our 1 week challenge. Pick a challenge tutorial from April to June and show us your stuff!
(to see the challenge, just type challenges in the search box in the right column)

Homemade Flowers
Background scene cards

Pop Up Box Cards
Emboss Resist

Use Digi Stamp
Bookmarker Card Fold

The DT made some very cute and creative projects using colored A Day for Daisy digi stamps.

Cindy---In Love with PAPER

Brenda - Disney Girl
My Tip:  Pick an element of the image and layer it. This will help add some depth to your card.

TIP: I used "Paper Pen" by Viva to make the "pearls" on either side of the digi image.

Teresa-Fresh and Renewed
Tip: Don't get discouraged if you are new to using alcohol markers. Just keep practicing. I am still learning!

Kimberly-Creations by Kimmy

TIP- When coloring place a scratch piece of paper under the image you are coloring and it will help catch some of the color if should run through the paper decreasing the bleeding of the ink. 

Sandy- A Working Mom's Joy
Tip: Some time a digi stamp is all you need. Look for ones that have an image and a sentiment together.

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 use one the challenge tutorials from April to June, you will get an extra chance entry for this challenge sponsor.


This challenge ends on Saturday, July 5th 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, colored digi stamps,
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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June 28, 2014

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

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 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
#13 Annette

please email Sandy- Cleosan52 at yahoo dot com

Top 3 DT Picks
Red Obsession

KT Kitty


 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)


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

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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 shop with more knowledge of retrieving files off of a dead harddrive as I have more photos of my trip on the drive.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with us today, and hope you all have a blessed day -

Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creative Blog

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June 27, 2014

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:

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 tutorial. I hope you will show us on FB what you made.
Thanks for stopping by and have a scrapbook blessings kind of day. As always comments and questions are welcome.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
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June 26, 2014

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 my color....these colors blend beautifully together. The color is also very intense with just a bit of water or you can tone it down with more water. 

My finished card with the watercolor background.

Conclusion: if you want to watercolor with your cards, these water colors are a great addition to your supplies. And a fabulous bargain also. I purchased mine from Sweet Stamps and with shipping these were under $20.

The pack I purchased is the basic pack...there are also 2 additional bonus packs ( a bit more) but well worth the money.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting. Don't forget to enter our challenge. Maybe even try a little water color on your entry.

Until Later, Teresa

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June 25, 2014

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 it to my polyester pillow cover, it did transfer fine but also made a dark square around my image.  Personally, I'm OK with this.  After all, I have found the one whom my soul loves... what more could I ask for?

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

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June 24, 2014

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:

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 scrapbook blessings kind of day.
As always comments and questions are welcome.
Till next time

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

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.

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June 21, 2014

Patriotic Tie-Dye Shirt

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

Patriotic Tie-Dye Shirt

What is Needed:
  • White T-Shirt
  • Tie-Dye Kit (found at Walmart)
  • Sink and Water
  • Washing 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.

Tie-Dye Kit purchased at Walmart

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.

Scrunching and adding rubber bands
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.

Adding blue dye to top portion of wet shirt
Step 3:  Apply dye to shirt.  I'm added blue to top and red to bottom.  I noticed that the colors contaminate each other.  They can't seem to help dripping and puddling up in the same sink.   BTW - excuse the dishes pilled in my sink!

Adding red dye to bottom portion of wet shirt
Step 4:  Put your dyed shirt into a plastic bag.  I'm using the sack the came home with me from Walmart.  The instructions say to let your shirt sit for 6 - 8 hours.  I let mine sit 12 hours since I was going for a red portion (and I'm thinking it could end up pink if I rinse too soon.)

Dyed shirt placed in plastic bag and left to sit for 6-8 hours
Step 5:  Rinse, Rinse, Wash, Wash, Dry.   Rinse in cold water in the washer with rubber bands still on. Remove rubber bands and rinse again.  Wash twice in hot water (and detergent).  Dry in dryer.

And here is the result.

Tie-Dye Shirt after all the rinsing and washing and drying.
I decided to add some stars to my shirt.  I purchased a star from the Silhouette store and sized at .80".  I made the image into a cut and print and printed out on Square 1 Iron-On.

Star was purchased from Silhouette store and sized to .80 inches.
Next I placed the stars randomly on the top portion of my shirt and heat pressed at 325 degrees for 4 seconds.

Stars on top portion of the shirt
That's it!

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

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