February 28, 2015

2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


Invitation for all Design Team members

 ~ your invited to join in the



now up an running

 ~ Open to all DT's 

~ 3 entries permitted
You can use any Digital or rubber Stamp 

~ If you chose to use a Sherri Ann Baldy's My 
Besties you will receive additional prize.

This Event is being sponsored by Sherri Ann Baldy's My Besties.

The Challenge is open now for entries and will run through until 31st March. Winners will be announced on 5th April.

 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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Cutting Fabric with the Silhouette

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Hello, Friends!  Today I'm planning on cutting fabric with my Silhouette Cameo.  I've been meaning to do something like this for 3 years!

Design on gown created using fusible fabric

Here's What You'll Need:
  • Fabric - I bought 1/4 of a yard of a pink cotton print for $1.21 (I have a LOT leftover)
  • Wonder Under or Heat 'N Bond - I bought a package of 2 yards for $2.99 (lots of this leftover as well)
  • Something to Put the Fusible Fabric On - I'm using a baby's gown
  • Cutting Machine or Scissors - I'm using a Silhouette Cameo
  • Iron
Baby gown, fabric and Wonder Under


Step 1:
Wash and dry the fabric.  Since I purchased cotton, I didn't want it to shrink after being applied.

Step 2:
Using scissors, I cut a rectangle of fabric and Wonder Under for my project.  In all, I cut less than    8" x 10". 

Fabric after Wonder Under ironed onto wrong side for 5 seconds
Step 3:
Iron the rough side of the Wonder Under to the wrong side of the fabric for 5 seconds with a hot, dry iron.  Set aside.

Step 4:
Decide what you're going to cut.  I decided on the name "LUCY" and a few little butterflies.  I cut my letters at a height of 2.5" each.  

Image of my mat before cutting.  I used a new needle and
used the recommended cut settings for fabric.
Step 5:
Place fabric side up on your mat and cut with a new needle.  Mine had been used on paper projects and was probably too dull to cut fabric.

Step 6:
Remove cut out images and letters.  Remove the paper backing from the fabric.  (This step worried me as it seemed it should stay with the fabric.  But, removing is the correct step.)

After cutting fabric with Silhouette Cameo.
Step 7:
Lay the cut out images onto your project (my baby's gown).  When satisfied, place a damp cloth over and iron for 15 seconds on the wool setting.  

All done!  Can't wait to see this on my granddaughter!


Step 8:
All done!  Admire and enjoy.  

This turned out to be pretty simple and I will definitely be cutting fabric with my Silhouette in the future.

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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February 27, 2015

Another Friday Layout to share

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The above two 12x12 layouts are ready to place photos in the empty spots, and than print and place in a scrapbook.  These two pages I worked on while in El Paso, Texas visiting and helping my son and family as my DT duties was put on hold while there. (No machines, cardstock etc to work with!!)

Now this digital 4x6 layout is completed, just needs to be printed.  But, in this case, I need to order more plastic cover sheets....


The embellishments from various scrapbook kits; and Snowman with Lights I believe from misskatecuttables; and 2014 I loaded the paper into Adobe Photoshop Elments and created a mask of the numbers to give it the newspaper look (thanks to the tutorials over at Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking).

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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February 21, 2015

Tea Towel Tutorial

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Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a tutorial on how to create tea towels from flour sacks.  Once you get the hang of this, you could use this idea to scan all kinds of designs to put on your flour sacks.

For example (think Mother's Day gifts here)

  • Children's Art Work
  • Old Family Recipes

Tea Towel created using flour sacks from Target.  

I created this tea towel for my kitchen using the following:

  • Flour Sack Towels: I purchased a set of 4 from Target for $3.99
  • Ink Transfer Paper:  Mine is a specialty paper from RPL Supplies.  But you can purchase transfer paper from an Office Supply store.
  • Printer:  I have a Ricoh 7100.  If you're using transfer paper from an office supply store, you can use your home printer.
  • Heat Press or Iron:  You'll need a hot iron to transfer the image from the paper to the towel.  Follow the instructions on your transfer paper.  If using a heat press, press for 20 seconds at 375 degrees.
  • Image:  You will need an image to put onto your towel.  I used an image from My Vinyl Designer.  But you could scan and use your child's art work.  Or maybe an old family recipe.  

Step 1:  Get Flour Sacks

Flour Sacks from Target.  Four for $3.99
I found Flour Sack Kitchen Towels at Target.  They came in a pack of four and cost $3.99.  They are located in the kitchen towel section.  Once opened up, they are have a thin gauze-y feel to them.

Step 2:  Print your image onto transfer paper.

Image from My Vinyl Designer - flipped horizontally for printing onto transfer paper.
I should point out here that the image needs to be flipped horizontally when printing onto transfer paper.

Step 3:  Iron image onto flour sack.

Peel transfer paper off while hot.  Otherwise, it's stuck to your towel.
I used a heat press to iron my image (375 degrees for 20 seconds).  Make sure you peel the transfer paper off as soon as done ironing.  Otherwise, it's stuck to your towel.  And watch out - it's hot!

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 ~ Marilyn
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February 20, 2015

Love Is In the Air - 2 page layout

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Page One
Page Two

 Srapbook Kit will be available at Creative Kuts online store soon.  This was the February Scrapbook Kit that was offered to the passengers of the Creative Kuts Choo Choo Train over at Creative Kut's Facebook page.  If you would like to join us as passengers, you will need a invite to the group (closed group) and than inquire of Cheryl or read info on what to do to become a passenger.

Everything is included in the cut file for the two page scrapbook layout.  Only change I made was I loaded the kissing couple into my Make the Cut software, put the pieces together and than saved as a jpeg file.  Once I completed that, I loaded into paint.net and converted to a png file; and than loaded into Cricut Design Space, print and cut and I have a completed couple.  The first page was cut with my Silhoutte Cameo, page two all but the "Is In The Air" cut with my Cricut Explore.  "Is In the Air", to complete the page, I cut with my Cameo!!

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 - Design Team
Granny Ma's Creations
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February 18, 2015

Be Mine

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Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I have some cute little heart boxes to share. 
I put candy and gift cards into them for my kiddos' teachers for Valentine's Day.  I love this paper stack!!  It's from DCWV and it's called Vintage Collector.

I used my Cricut Explore to cut these.  The more I used my Explore the more I LOVE it :-)  LOL!
Recipe:
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 Cricut cart - heartbox @ 11.43 x 8.56, Be Mine @ 1 1/2"
DCWV - Vintage Collector stack - all patterned papers
pink pearl bling
pop dots
terrifically tacky tape

Thanks for stopping by today! 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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February 14, 2015

Canvas Art Puppy Love

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Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a very simple art project.

Canvas Art Puppy Love
Here's what you'll need:

Four Small Canvases - mine are 4" square
Cardstock - black and white
ModPodge - or white glue
Paint - I used red
Cutting Machine - Silhouette or Cricut or scissors to cut letters and shapes

Step 1:  Cut out your letters and shapes.  I using the Silhouette to cut mine.  But, Cricut has some great fonts that you can use.  My images are all cut at 2.75".  I also found a cute paw print to use instead of the letter "O".

Step 1:  Cut letters and images at 2.75" in height.

Step 2:  Paint the little canvas squares.  I purchased a package of these 4" square canvases at Michaels before Christmas.  I used red paint and put on 2 coats, drying about 15 minutes between coats.

Step 2:  Paint two coats on each canvas

Step 3:  ModPodge (or glue) the letters and images to the painted canvases.  I put a thin layer of ModPodge on first, then a letter, then a very thin layer of ModPodge on top.

Step 3:  ModPodge or glue letters to canvas

Step 4:  Hang up your art work and admire.  You only need thump tacks to hang.

Step 4:  Hang up your art work.

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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February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Themed Layout - Love

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Good morning, Carolyn here to share a Valentine's Day themed layout with you all...



 

I created this 2-page layout for a challenge over at Creative Cutting Challenges for a part of my design team projects, and would like to share with you the same project, if I may.  


The following files from The Creative Pointe 

Cupid and title Love from  Creative Pointe_Valentine
Title "Be Mine" from Creative Pointe_Be Mine

Square mats with heart border from SilhouetteAmerica Online Store (I believe).
Lace Heart mats  from SilhouetteAmerica Online Store
The heart border from a scrapbook kit by Cheryl Scrappinmini (Walton) of Creative Kuts
The little hearts scattered throughout the 2 pages saved from cutting out the square heart borders on the mat and the heart border at bottom of pages.  

Clipart of Teddy Bear with Umbrella full of Hearts from my clipart stash/scrapbook kits.
Placed pink gem beads on two of the hearts.

The background paper from my paper stash purchased at Hobby Lobby or Walmart.

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.

Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creations
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February 10, 2015

Luv U 4evr

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Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I've got an easy, CAS Valentine's Day card to share with you.  I just saw some random cuts on my desk.  They were left over from decorating the kiddos Valentine boxes for school, so I'm sorry I don't really know the exact sizes.  This is what I turned some of them into :-)

Recipe:
The Paper Studio - tiny hearts embossing folder
random left over V-day cuts ( heart measures 1 3/4" tall)
grosgrain white ribbon
white button
red sequins

I told you it was easy :-)  Thanks for stopping by today.

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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February 9, 2015

You Tube Video Blog Hop Fun

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Looking for some crafty fun? Our good friend Jen Evers over at Koala T Crafts is hosting a fun You Tube Video Hop today....HUGS, KISSES and VALENTINE WISHES HOP!

Here are a couple of projects from previous video hops she 
and her Bestie You Tube Team have done...

cards

bottle caps

bags

boxes

Plus, I got a sneak peak of her project and it is FABULOUS!!!!!

And who doesn't like blog hop candy?!?!
 1. A 3d download
 2. 1 Bottlecap sheet
 3. 1 digi of your choice!
   AND...  
 A goodie box full of crafty deliciousness
 including stamps, dies, trims and more!! 

I even got a heads ups on the line up:
#1 Jen Evers 
 (coordinator)

#2 Melissa Cooper

#3 Marie Gamber

#4 Janie (Rinta) LaCasella

#5 Stephanie Rafos

#6 Tina Kucinic 

#7 Leslie Owens

#8 Bonnie Kohane
  
#9  Bernadette Mares

#10 Sherry Wolfe

Scrapbook Blessings Club is happy to support our crafty friends!

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,
 SBC Owner and Design Team Member
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February 8, 2015

Ombre Challenge Ideas

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Hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday. Don't forget our February Challenge---OMBRE.  You can Link up HERE. 

This is a card that I made using this technique. There are many ways to do the OMBRE technique. For this card, I used TH inks and sponge dabber for the reds and Prismacolor pencils for the yellows.

inside

You can also use paper, watercolors, Gellatos, marks, crayons, etc.

Our sponsor for this challenge is MELJEN 

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,
 SBC Owner and Design Team Member
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February 7, 2015

Science Rocks Blog Hop

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Welcome to the 
 Science Rocks Blog Hop 
Come pour and stir, boil and test!
Being a scientist is the best!

 We are so  happy you decided to join us for this geeky yet super smart blog hop where we will explore all kinds of Science related projects. You should have arrived from HAIDEE.
If  you wish to start at the beginning, Connie Can Crop is the first stop on the Science Rocks blog hop.
 This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented  crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations. Plus, we have an amazing sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

 
They will be giving one lucky winner a gift certificate to  spend on their super cute digital artwork and digital stamps. 
Please visit them online at
and
on facebook at
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in  this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best  about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.  
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop. 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog  love along the way!

We have your formula for fun!
Ready to have an Explosive time?

  I have two cards to share for this hop. The first is a doodle card. What is a doodle card? Glad you asked! It is a CAS/ clean and simple card that you draw yourself. I totally made up that term for when I am drawing with my kiddos. They always ask to make doodle cards with me. Love it!
recipe:
Georgia Pacific card stock- white
Prismacolor pencils
Black Marvy LePen- very fine tip
Doodles- your imagination

The second card is one that I did a while ago, but I totally love it and wanted to share it with you. This is a zig zag card. I thought this was a very fitting "rocket science" card, lol.
SCRAPBOOK BLESSINGS

SCRAPBOOK BLESSINGS
recipe:
Rocket and planets- retired TSC digi stamps
Tim Holtz distress ink and blending tool
White Singo gel pen
Spectrum Nior Markers
Sentiment from Stampendous Stamps

Hope these brought back some science memories from school!!!

Up next is TERESA

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along  the way: 

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
SBC Owner/ Team Designer
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February 6, 2015

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Good morning scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here with the Friday layout.

MY TIP-When you are using lace on a layout, tape it to the back of the paper. If you are going to attach anything over the lace, attach it with strong liquid glue like Glossy Accents. Drape lace over one ov the corners of your layout and attach with tape to the back also.


Here is my completed layout for today. It is my adopted mom. She is the mother of my two best friends and after my own mother died she has been like a mom to me.


The brown background paper is Bo bunny
The bird paper is blue fern studio
prima flowers, tags
petaloo burlap flowers and butterfly
CTMH black epoxy dots
bird rub on from Tim Holtz


Tear off the corners of the bird print paper, Ink edges with brown or black ink.
attach bird print paper.
Attach lace across and drape over corner as shown.
Attach flowers, tags and photo with Glossy Accents.

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! Barbara   SBC Design Team Member
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February 5, 2015

2015 Let's Get Organized- Washi Tape

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Here ate SBC, we decided we are going to get organized.  Each week, we are going to post an awesome storage idea that the DT does or a great idea that we found to pass on to you!

craftaholicsanonymous washi tape storage ideas 27 Washi Tape Storage Ideas
"Is washi tape taking over your craft space? Have no fear! This roundup of 27 washi tape storage and organization ideas from Craftaholics Anonymous has you covered."
Personally, I use the We R Memories Washi Tape Dispenser as seen here...

You can even get the stackable posts if you have A LOT of tape!

So what do you do? We would love to know!

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
 SBC Design Team Member
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February 4, 2015

February Challenge Card

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Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog to share my card for our February Ombre Challenge.  This challenge runs the entire month.  Our fabulous sponsor is Meljen's Designs.  If you use a Meljen's Digi you will get an extra entry into the prize drawing.  It's not required though. 
I've chosen to use paper to create my ombre background.  I simply grabbed my scraps and picked out 3 shades of grey that work together.  My card is 5" square.  I cut my strips at 3/4".
 
Recipe:
Meljen's Designs - Camera Mouse
colored pencils
Diamond Dust
Glossy Accents
Heidi Swapp - sentiment stamp set
blushing pink embossing pwd
white pigment ink
Ranger heat tool
pop dots
pink sequins

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us!!
 
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. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!
 
SBC Design Team Member
 
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February 3, 2015

Zig Zag Valentine Note For You Card

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Hi!!! It's Lynne from Her Craftiness here sharing a new fold for a different style card I just discovered and I'm in love with this super easy but looks funtastic fold card which folds totally flat for mailing!!! 

I followed the tutorial for the Zig Zag card here!!! Super easy to follow the steps and considering I have issues following instructions it was a great project for me to make my cards for the Valentine Card Swap!!!!




Recipe:
  • Supplies: Scor-Pal® 4¼” x 11” card stock (Recollection red cardstock for the base of the card)
  • 2 pieces of coordinating card stock or patterned paper (2½” x 4 1/16”, and 4 1/16” x 5 5/16”) - Recollection Valentine Chalkboard cardstock for background on the left side with Bow Bunny Star-Crossed Unlocked for the right side with both being chalked around the edges
  • stamps and ink for focal image, embellishments adhesive 
  • Step 1: Take 4¼” x 11” card stock, and score at 5½” …then move card stock ¼” to the right, and score at the 8½” marking (for an 8¼” score). 
  • Step 2: Fold card stock at scores to form a “Z”. 
  • Step 3: Adhere patterned paper, or stamp the coordinating pieces of card stock, adhere to the base. 
  • Step 4: Create focal image, and apply adhesive to ½ of it. 
  • Step 5: Adhere focal image at fold. Step 6: Stamp, and/or embellish to finish. (You may also use some type of embellishment to secure for closure). 
  • ribbon is Holiday Collection which was placed around the left side and then tied into a bow
  • Create with TLC Valentine Note for You sax was first cut using my 2.5 inch circle punch (it was a  birthday gift from my sweetie!!!) and then colored with Whisper Stroke Marker with a few heart-shaped Darice Gems
  • sentiment is chalked around the edges
How's that for a simple but yet very elegant card!!! I'm in love with this fold and style of card - be prepared to see more of these in the future!

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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February 1, 2015

Jan. Cascade Card Winner and Top 3 Picks

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Hi SBC friends! Its time for to see who our winner for the challenge is and the design teams top picks! We had awesome entries for this challenge,
linked up to the blog and from the SBC Facebook Group.

Our SBC Winner is....
#2 Susan


The prize for this challenge comes from: 
One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class valued at $25 or less.
Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. We are excited to be sponsoring Scrapbook Blessings Club. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We are bringing in more instructors throughout the fall, so check back often. Sign up for our newsletter.  Visit us on our Facebook page, too!

please email Scrapbookblessingsclub @ yahoo dot com
SUBJECT: Jan 2015 CHALLENGE WINNER
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Now for the
Top 3 DT Picks


#4

#6


 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 year during our Dec. Linky Party




Thank you to all that supports SBC!
 Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

 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!



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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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