December 31, 2014

December Linky Party- Anything Goes, Happy Holidays Challenge!!!!

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Hi everyone, it is time for our last Challenge of the year- 
Anything Goes, Happy Holidays!
We are doing things a little differently. You will have the whole month of December to post your projects. That have to be Christmas/ Holiday/ Winter Themed. Also you can entered as many times as you wish. We only ask that there will be no link backs. So that means, these are all new 2014 projects you are making.

Now for our sponsors, yep, you read right. We have some of our favorite sponsors from 2014, giving away awesome prizes!

 Bugaboo Digital Stamps- $30 gift certificate

Blue Moon creations- 3 mo subscription
BlueMoon Scrapbooking


Stamp and Create- $20 gift certificate


A Day For Daisies- 3 digi stamps


My Besties- 3 digi stamps

Scrapping for Less- SBC Dec Card Kit
- for more chances to win this month kits, just leave a comment on the SBC You Tube Channel and our min blog hop (found on Dec 1st post)

  Good Luck!

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Here is what the Scrapbook Blessings Club Design Team created for the holidays:

Sandy- The Letterpress Tech using An Image from A Day for Daisies

Sandy- A Diamond Fold Card using the SBC Dec. Mini Card Kit



Sandy- Christmas Tag with My Bestie digital stamp



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 that these design team projects inspire you.

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Your challenge:
Anything goes: cards, banners, layouts- Anything Holiday themed


This challenge ends on Wednesday, December 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. 



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December 30, 2014

Unique Gift Wrapping - A Homemade Pillowcase!

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Today, I want to share with you not only a super easy sewing project to make for Christmas gifts but also to make for various organizations that are looking for pillowcases to be donated to children in need. I know when I had left my first husband, my daughter received her very own pillowcase from a quilting organization at the Woman's Abuse Shelter. Since then, the Quilt Guild I belong to collects them along with a local quilt store.

Since that time, I have made special pillowcases for Jen which came especially handy when there would be "sleep-overs" as not to get her pillow confused with others BUT also a great wrapping instrument for gifts.  I now make them for Lily and this is her "special" pillowcase that I made to put her Christmas presents in this year.



Supplies:
  • 3/4 yard main fabric
  • 1/4 yard contrast fabric for cuff 


  • trim the salvage away on both the main fabric and the cuff fabric 

TIP: at the same time make sure the width of the fabric is the same as not all fabrics are the same width

TIP: I use my cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter to trim
  • to make this a little more special, I embroidered "Lily's" name on the cuff 


TIP: to find the center of the one side of the cuff, less seam allowance, use your iron to mark the center


TIP: to embroider the name in the right direction the raw edge is at the top of your hoop with 2 layers of a tear-away stabilizer 


  • a complimentary thread was used to embroider her name 
  • tear away the excess stabilizer and press to remove any wrinkles
  • with right sides together with the main fabric sew along the bottom of the case and along the one side using a 1/4-inch seam allowance, if you have a serger available, serge the raw edges to avoid any raveling  


  • turn to the right side and at which point I press to set the seam 
  • stitch 1/4-inch seam on cuff to make a circle and press seam open
  • press under 3/8-inch of the cuff which is used to top-stitch cuff  


  • pin wrong side of main fabric to right side of cuff (NOTE: not the side you had pressed the 3/8-inch) and sew in 1/4-inch seam allowance 


  • turn cuff to the right side and top-stitch the cuff to the right side of the case 
  • VIOLA, you have now made your very first pillowcase which I'm sure will be one of many!!!!! 


    Thanks for stopping by today and hope you want to try making these also!

    I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member
    Lynne
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    December 29, 2014

    SBC Mini Card Kits

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    One of our exciting announcements in 2014 was starting our new Mini Card Kits, which you can order through Scrapping for Less. We will be continuing with these kits in 2015. Crafting can be fun and cheap especially with our kits that are $15.00/ free shipping in the US, International shipping extra.




    It is perfect for all levels of scrapbookers! So whether you are a newbie or an experience scrapper, these kits has everything you'll need to create fast and easy projects. All you need to do is get out your scissors, paper trimmer and adhesive.

    Why card kits? A couple reasons, one is getting fabulous papers and embellishments from popular Scrapbooking Companies, without buy a ton that you never use and letting it all just sit in the drawer.

      The second is cost. I am a frugal scrapbooker and affordability is always high on my list.  It is not always easy to spend $30- $50 on a kit. 
    Our kits will be $15.00 which INCLUDES shipping!

    And lastly is convenience, with these kits, there is no guess work in getting papers to coordinate along with embellishments and fabrics, etc.

     Who doesn't love fun and affordable--papers, flowers, chalk inks, brads, chalkboard, stamps, buttons.. more!! Every month you get something a little different! 



    I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!


     
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    December 27, 2014

    Silhouette Knock-Out Technique

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    Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a technique that may be new to some of you.  Those who use it call it the knock-out technique.

    Here is an example of what the knock-out technique looks like:

    Silhouette Knock-Out Design Technique
    To create my example, I first typed out the "Happy New Year" in black using a thick font (I used Impact).  The line spacing will need to be adjusted to make the lines closer to each other.

    Then I typed 2015 in blue using the font Arial.  The colorful confetti was purchased and downloaded from the Silhouette store.

    Design #17667 from Silhouette Store

    I color filled the confetti and placed around the 2015 text.

    Step 1 - design 


    Next place the 2015-confetti design on top of the Happy New Year text and duplicate - you'll need two copies of your design for this effect.

    Step 2 - place 2015-confetti design on top of Happy New Year and create an extra copy.
    Highlight the top design and choose "crop".  You'll notice that your left over pieces are all black.  You'll need to group and color-fill the top design again.

    Step 3 - crop the top design.  Recolor all the pieces and group.

    Using your second copy, highlight and choose "subtract".  Regroup all the pieces once done.

    Step 4 - subtract using the second copy.  Regroup once done.

    Now place the top design on top of the bottom aligning in the blank spots.

    Step 5 - align two designs on top of each other and group again.

    Once aligned, you get your final knock-out design.

    I used my knockout image to make a New Year's t-shirt.  But, you could also use it on a card or any other project.

    Knock-Out design applied to a t-shirt.


    View blog post for supplies
    I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

    ~ Marilyn
     SBC Design Team Member
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    December 26, 2014

    Friday's PL

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    Hi there, Cristina with SBC here with you to share a PL layout I did. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It all came so fast so I hope everyone enjoyed some good quality family time.
    Today I will be sharing a PL layout I did of my daughter at the beach. I really wanted to incorporate some color photos with the black and white. I really like to use both color and black and white pictures, I think it gives it some character.



    With this layout I used:
    Project Life - Midnight Core Kit
    Authentique - embellishments
    MayaRoad - Ribbon
    Heidi Swapp - Gold and Pink color mist

    I wanted to give one of the cards some extra color, so I splattered some of the color mist onto it.



    View blog post for supplies
    I hope you enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member
    Cristina
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    December 25, 2014

    Merry Christmas

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    SBC Design Team would like to wish each and everyone of our wonderful followers a Blessing Filled Holiday Season!  You have made 2014 a wonderful year for us.

    Also, we have picked our random winner from our 12 days of Christmas Blog Hop. So our lucky winner will get one more gift in the mail!  Please email Sandy @ scrapbookblessingsclub at yahoo.com, your address.

    Winner is....
    MamawCindy

    Congrats, you won a SBC mini Card Kit!

    Once again, Merry Christmas everyone!!!!
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    December 24, 2014

    Post-It Note Teacher Gifts

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    Hey kids!  Cindy, back on the blog today.  I'm sharing the Post-It note holders I made for my kiddos' teachers for Christmas.  These are super easy to do and make a fun little gift.  I followed this utube video.  I also included some chocolates in their gift bag.   



    Recipe:
    Bugaboo Digi Stamps:  Christmas Mouse ornament, Candy Cane Mouse, Plush Reindeer Snowball
    watercolor pencils
    Glossy Accents
    Diamond Ice Stickles
    The Paper Studio - N Pole Productions stack- red stripe
    The Paper Studio - Winter Wonderland stack - candy cane paper
    DCWV - Winter Wonder stack - silver snowflake paper
    Terrifically Tacky Tape - 1/4"
    mini pen - from Staples
    Sticky Note pad - from Target


    View blog post for supplies
    Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!

    Cindy---In Love with PAPER
    SBC Designer
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    December 23, 2014

    Winter Scrapbook Digital Layouts

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    Penguin Believe  Ornament Layout

    Recipe for digital scrapbook page:
    • Frames from Make the Cut Library (included in their software)
    • Sparkly Flourish, snowflakes, background paper, snowflake border and lace snowflakes from Paper Garden Projects  Midwinter Digital Kit which is being released mid-December at The Digi Chick
    • Penquin with Believe sentiment ornament found at Creative Kuts
    • 2nd Penquin from Christmas Penquins-2014 by Scrappy Dew.
    • The original template for the snowy hill from Rolling Hills Hill template by Digital Scrapbooking at Pixel Scrappers.
    I used Adobe Photosphop Elements 12 and paint.net for editing.

    I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!


    Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creations
     SBC Design Team Member
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    December 20, 2014

    Easy Elegant Ornaments Using Vinyl and Your Cricut

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    Hi, it's Lynne today from Her Craftiness and  I want to share with you a super easy but elegant Christmas ornament!

    Yes, that's right, it's super simple and easy with little cost using your Cricut or any cutting machine, vinyl, and pre-purchased glass ornaments!!!! I made 2 of each style for a total of 6 ornaments, scraps of vinyl which took me approximately 30 minutes for all 6 and cost is less than $4.00 for all 6 ornaments!!!!






    Supplies:
    • black vinyl scraps
    • this is the image I had used creating with Make the Cut and using Create with TLC image 
    • glass 3.5 inch ornaments

    TIP: when cutting be sure to use the "kiss" setting as not to tear the vinyl.

    Thanks for stopping by today and hope you want to try making these also!I hope your enjoyed today's project too and hope you want to try making these also. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member

    Lynne
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    December 19, 2014

    SBC Easel Tutorial ~

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     Hello Friends,

    Annette here for the Scrapbook Blessings Club and today for Friday's Cards.

    Today I would like to feature my Easel Cards.

    Easels are one of my most favorite cards I make and I try to utilize my Easels for various styles, its amazing what you can achieve, they are so much fun.

    Tip of the Day:
    I always use 285gsm for my Easel for strength to hold the heaviest of embellishments.

    Now onto my project:

    Here are some of the different designs I have used my Easels for:











    •  I always use 285gsm Easel Stand and I make my Easel separately to my platform.
    • Using an A4 Quill Metalique 285gsm Board I score with my Scor-Pal as per photo hereunder scoring at 2" ~  4" ~ 8"



    • Fold and join with double sided adhesive tape



    •  Cut your platform out measuring 9" X 6+1/2"



    • Cover your Platform and your Easel in desired designers papers and then place your Easel on top of your Platform with double sided adhesive
    • Your Easel is now ready to decorate for your project


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    Thank you for visiting my Easel Card Tutorial today and I hope you have enjoyed this project.

    For any questions you may like to ask, please leave in the comments section and I will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

    I hope you can also join us at our Scrapbook Blessings Club and be blessed with this Tutorial.

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



    As always, any comments are very much appreciated. 
    Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.



    Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
     
     
    Annette ~ http://annetteshobbyrosettes.blogspot.com.au/


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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