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Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop- Making Kiss Jars

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop.   If you are coming from Michele, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble across this post, please start at the beginning of the hop with Robin's blog...you won't want to miss any of the amazing Pinterest Inspired Projects!  In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is a chance to win some blog candy! To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 8th so you have all week to hop through!
For this hop, Robin is giving away to one lucky winner is this amazing Gold Planner Kit by Heidi Swapp. What better way to start off a new year with a brand new memory planner? You are going to love this memory planner! So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you. So for my project, I took my inspiration from the Hershey Kisses in a …

Ho Ho Ho Layout - a Christmas Layout

I am sharing with you all a traditional scrapbook layout using a kit from Creative Kuts....


This is page one where I used Silhouette Cameo to cut the title and roof .  Santa's legs and chimney is print 'n cut using Design Space and the Cameo.  Paper from my personal stash along with the Christmas present stickers and the "Have A holly jolly Holiday" tag.

All the pieces except for the photo mats cut out using my new Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space, including the print than cut option with the toy and teddy bear.  
Here is the two pages side by side:
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





PL Organization

Hello there, Cristina here to share with you a Project Life organization tip.
I recently started to buy more of my project life kits along with some other brands and I just could know longer store them in my cabinet with the original boxes. I decided to look in to storage cases but was having a hard time because most don't have dividers or removable dividers. I did see that Close To My Heart has one for PL but I really didn't want to order them. I happen to be at JoAnn and came across this container.
I was able to remove the dividers so I decided to buy it and see if it would work. Well I cant say it absolutely worked but it did the job for now. I was able to put in 5 of my core kits.
The only problem I have is not being able to close the lid, BUT it really doesn't bother me because it will just be sitting on my desk anyways. It is a great container though so I may just end up buying one more. This is a good way to organize your cards and have them to your reach.


I hope y…
Hello scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here today with a simple mixed media card for you.

TIP- when you want to do mixed media on cardstock start with a thin layer of white gesso on your cardstock. It helps the paper stand up to the dampness better.

Here is the card I made for you today


white cardstock 5 x 7 film from Bo Bunny flowers from petaloo gems various gelattos in gold and blue baby wipes distress ink in gathered twigs, vintage photo and rusty hinge bubble wrap or other textures for stamping adhesive-liquid glass

Paint your white cardstock with a thin layer of white gesso and let dry completely. Add some color with gelatos and spread with baby wipes ink the edge of the card with vintage photo ink and spread with baby wipes stamp randomly with gathered twigs and mute by wiping with baby wipes I then had a small area where the sentiment goes that was plain white so I used a baby wipe to pick up some rusty hinge distress ink and blend it there. Add film strip and flower stem w…

Homemade Saturday Linky Party: Shrimp Etouffee

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I have a recipe to share.  A couple of years ago my husband and I had an opportunity to visit New Orleans.  So, when we got home I had to try and make some of the food we had while we were there.  I found this recipe on Pinterest from Eat, Live, Run.

You can find a ton of pictures and step-by-step directions here:  Eat, Live, Run

Shrimp Étouffée
serves 6-8

Ingredients:
2 lbs raw, deveined shrimp (tails off) OR 3 lbs crawfish tails if you can find them!
2 sticks butter
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 heaping cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 14-5 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel or other brand)
2 – 3 cups seafood stock
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp Tony Chachere’s Cajun Seasoning
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tsp Louisiana hot sauce (I love Crystal hot sauce)
Directions:
Assemble all ingredients before starting to cook!

Adoption Day

Good Morning Everyone!! Cristina here to bring you a special PL layout I recently made using the Project Life Midnight Edition Core Kit. I really wanted to focus on the pictures so I didn't really want to use to much color so I stuck with the blacks and yellows.
The layout I made was about the day my daughter adopted Loki for me. I had been thinking about getting a small dog for some time and just wasn't to sure. We ended up at PetSmart twice that weekend and finally there he was just waiting for me.

Products Used:
PL Midnight
Studio Calico - wood veneer
Tim Holtz - word clip
Recollections - cork letters

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
Cristina

3 Fun Scrap Tags

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share one of my favorite projects for TBT. We will be making scrap tags today. 
First, I have my tip of the day for you....Glossy Accents is the perfect medium for tags. Not only can you add dimension to your paper, but it is a great adhesive for embellishments like metal and flower..
Onto today's project... These are what we will be making...
Our first tag is a pretty distressed on. Here are some of the things that you will need.
I also decided to use the staple fastener for the ribbon
And because the staple was silver, I used a permanent brown marker to change the color.
And here is the final tag
Our second tag is a fun one to do. Here are some of the supplies you need. 
First I colored the image with dew drops and TH Distress Marker
Next using the same color as the paper (or as close as possible) I stamped the background on the tag.
Here is the fun part. Taking a square piece of paper, I wrapped it around the tag (trimmed…
Hello scrappy crafty friends. Hope your new year is starting off bright and organized.

Barbara here, and I am going to show you my version of  the cascade card today.

I added a 4 x 4 piece of plain cardstock on the back with the card folded flat in order to make the card more sturdy. If you mail the card with this extra cardstock you may have to use extra postage.


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

A Cupcake Birthday Card - Sliceform technique

Hey, Carolyn here with Tuesday - Cards/Techniques at Scrapbook Blessings Club and I am sharing a card technique that I had shared with you on 08/12/2014.  You could call this throw-back Tuesday!

I found this technique on Extreme Cards and Papercrafting and by clicking on the link will direct you to the instructions for this cupcake card.


Front view of Cupcake Card (hopefully you can see the cupcake)

Card laid flat for mailing purposes (and to give you some indication of what it looks like)

Top view of card
MY TIP:  don't become frustrated when putting the card together.  Take your time, and take a break if it becomes to much for you.  In putting it together, have to twist the pieces to get them to insert into the slots.
Supplies used: Silhouette Studio file from  Extreme Cards and Papercrafting Ribbon from my stash, and created using my Bow Easy - Make Mini Bows with EaseCandles printed out from Silhouette Studio DE and cut on my Brother's Scan 'N Cut machine.Design paper…

There's a Mouse in the House - - - - Embroidered Napkin

Hi - it's Lynne here BUT Before, I begin with sharing my project - I want to share with you the winner of the Mr. Whisker's Tea Party Tea Towel - using Random Number Generator #6 is the lucky winner - Donna Mundinger. Please send me an email at hercraftiness@gmail.com with your mailing address and thank you for commenting!

It's Homemade Saturday's at Scrapbook Blessings Club, where the Design Team shares with you projects they are working on that does not include paper. With this being said, I'm sharing with you today an embroidered napkin. I don't know if I'm a rare breed but I love to "set" the table complete with cloth napkins. At first, most people are afraid to use them and ask for either a paper towel or a napkin. I just laugh and say they're machine washable!!!! Next, whenever I'm out and about, one thing I always look for are napkins on sale - here's one of those sales . . . how bout 4 cloth napkins for 99 cents!!!!!! Also, I wa…

Disney Friday

Happy Friday everyone!!! Cristina here to share with you a fun Disney layout I created using SMASH "Making Memories". I have to say I had so much fun creating this one. I wanted to make it really different this time and the goal was to use some of my old Disney embellishments. I love that SMASH came out with this line because its fun and the colors are so bright and cheerful.
I was happy that I was able to use some of my old Woody embellishment. I think I have had him for at least 4 years, woohoo and now he's been put to use.




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
Cristina

Organizational Tip Organizing Time Wisely

Hi!!! It's Lynne from the Scrapbook Blessings Club,  offering an organizational tip for keeping your projects for various Design Teams organized. This year I am on 12 Design Teams and after I thought what have I gotten myself into I thought I would organize my time and to get my projects completed in a timely fashion . . .

The first thing I did was organize a spread sheet with each of the Design Teams I'm on on the side with the top parts of the table open to put dates


The top cells are to put the dates projects are due with the projects then placed in the respectful boxes. If you notice, I also had put the time when the projects are to be live SEW, I know what I'm doing and when and where to organize my time wisely!!! 


Viola!!! I have a timeline when my DT projects are due and what the image is along if there is a theme. This is then printed and under my mat that I can see at all times.

Now, if you notice that I had printed out the digital images and hand-printed what the ima…