January 31, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop- Making Kiss Jars

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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 Jar gift.  This was so easy to make, and you can do it for under $5.00!  Here is a pinterest link to these jars.


You Need:
jar- $2.00 from discount store
candy- $1.99 on sale
plastic furry handcuffs- $1.00 from Dollar store

My supplies:
heart ribbon
mini glue dots
Marvy Fine point black pen
MS heart punch, sm and lg
various color paper

This is a great gift for Valentines, Bachelorette Party, Anniversary, etc (with the cuffs), without them, you can give this gift to anyone for any reason!!!! LOVE IT!

For me, I made this for my husband. It was our 10th anniversary on the 29th. And I can't wait to see when he pulls it out of the bag.  My family are gonna die laughing, lol!!!
On the romantic side, I did write 29 (for Jan 29th) reasons I love you that he can read later when he eats them.

Hope this was a (PIN)spiring project for you!
I would love if you became a SBC follower! If you do, let me know so I can return the favor. We are on pinterest too...
https://www.pinterest.com/cleosan52/the-scrapbook-blessings-club/
Your next stop will be with...Jessica

If you get lost along the way here is the
entire line-up of today's hop for
you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you
 to get your craft on.
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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!
Sandy and SBC Design Team
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January 30, 2015

Ho Ho Ho Layout - a Christmas Layout

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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





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January 29, 2015

PL Organization

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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 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
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January 27, 2015

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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 with strong adhesive.
add gems and sentiment as desired.


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 BARBARA
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January 24, 2015

Homemade Saturday Linky Party: Shrimp Etouffee

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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!
Melt the butter in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium/high heat. Once melted and bubbling, sprinkle the flour over top and mix with a rubber spatula until a smooth paste forms. If your paste is very thin, add a little bit more flour. Keep stirring and cooking over medium heat until roux turns the color of peanut butter. It will smell nutty and delicious.
Add the chopped onions, celery, green onions, bell pepper, garlic and parsley to the hot roux. Cook the vegetables until they soften—about three to five minutes. Stir continuously.
Add the diced tomatoes and chilies along with seafood stock. Add additional stock if mixture looks too thick (I added extra). It should be thick, but be a sauce-like or stew-like consistency. Mix well so there are no lumps.
Add cayenne, Tony Chachere’s, Louisiana hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil and slide in shrimp. Reduce heat to low and simmer until shrimp are done, about 15 minutes.
Serve Étouffée with rice, mashed potatoes and/or crusty rolls for dipping with extra Louisiana hot sauce on the side!
Time:
1 hour (includes time to prep all ingredients)

Note:  I cut the recipe in half and used 1 1/2 lbs of crawfish tails.  This turned out sooo yummy!  I'm going to make it again for Mardi Gras this year.

My big pot of Etouffee.


I served it with rice.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I've inspired you to try that recipe you've been wanting to make :-)  If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.

Cindy---In Love with PAPER
SBC Design Team Member
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January 23, 2015

Adoption Day

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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
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January 22, 2015

3 Fun Scrap Tags

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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 off the excess)

For the ribbon, I wrapped it length wise around the card (something different to try) 

Adding a little brad and tag (love the key) just finished it off.


Okay, here is the last one. It is more masculine than the other two. Below are some of the things I used.

First, I matched up the ink to the paper and stamped a couple of backgrounds and sentiment.

Next I trimmed everything to the width of the tag.

After I adhered the layers down, I used my piercer and ruler to add a couple of holes. to the bottom.

A simple piece of solid bakers twine finished off the card.

 Lastly I distressed the little sentiment on the tag.

I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  Y Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.    

And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
~ SANDY
 SBC Team Designer

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January 21, 2015

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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
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January 20, 2015

A Cupcake Birthday Card - Sliceform technique

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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:
To be honest, I temporarily paper-clipped the cupcake holder together as it may not be the final piece.  I downloaded a holder from the SilhouetteAmerica Online store that has Happy Birthday cut out, so this is just to show what you can do.

I printed the candles and than used my PrismaColor markers to color the flame and candle (great-grandson will be 4 in October).

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and please visit Scrapbook Blessings Club for more inspiration.

 


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

Carolyn - DT Member
Granny Ma's Creations
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January 17, 2015

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

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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 want to point out that I love using napkins as an embroidery vessel as they are sew versatile - they can be used as a bread basket liner, to cover the bread, candle mats, wrap a homemade gift and believe it or not, even a napkin!!!!



I found out why they were sew cheap, but I'm not that concerned. Due to the florescent lighting in the store, the top napkin has some color issues but all is well as that will be the wrong side. 




The first thing I do is get the napkin prepared. By this I mean I press the napkin and find the center. Now, on this project, I'm doing something a little different because the center will be on an angle. 





I use 2 layers of tear-away stabilizer and hoop the stabilizer beneath the napkin. NOW, I have to admit this is the hardest part for me with my hands stretching and making sure the napkin is taunt. 


if you notice, there are arrows on opposite ends of the hoop which I match up with the center of the napkin

for our project today, I chose a Mickey and Minnie Mouse kissing in a heart-shaped frame:



I use Sulky embroidery thread as it has a sheen which gives a beautiful finish. NOW I did change the colors. Because the napkin is a dark charcoal, the black wouldn't show up thus I used a lighter grey for Mickey and Minnie and a pink for the heart-shaped frame. 

I get my colors ready and in stitch order that once the machine starts, I don't have to search for threads


There are 4,024 stitches to this design and I keep this on my computer screen also as not to confuse the colors

the magic begins as I press the start key (the red button turn yellow) and sit back and watch - I'm only needed to change thread colors


Once the stitching is complete, you need to tear the excess stabilizer away along with trimming threads. This is the back of the napkin.


the front which needs the front threads trimmed and most definitely pressed - NOW, trust me, this is the only time I am most insistent on pressing because they are used and I don't press them 


a final pressing and viola a finished napkin:


I can hear you saying - "But, Lynne, why did you put the image sew high???" WELL, I thought how adorable would this look if I used it as part of a table setting -



I know you've been wanting to do this . . . Ok, ready sing: Mic-Key MOUSE - Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse!!!!!!! 


Thanks for stopping by and hope you leave a comment as I love to read what you think!!!! AND as an added bonus, I will be selecting one lucky winner to receive this napkin set!!!!!

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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January 16, 2015

Disney Friday

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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
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January 15, 2015

Organizational Tip Organizing Time Wisely

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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 image is, the due date along with which Design Team it is for . . . . these are all clipped together and ready- set- color and then create!!! 

DISCLAIMER: Due to the angel policy, I have watermarked these to protect the designer and the pictures are not that clear.



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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