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A Year of Card Techs. April Blog Hop: Stamp Set Showdown

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we’ll feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of fabulous card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a wide variety of cards and ideas. The month of April features a Showdown! A stamp set showdown, that is. We’re using one stamp set in various ways. Let’s face it, stamp sets are getting more and more expensive; so we’re here to inspire you by demonstrating how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those stamps!
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here: January-Shaving Cream MarbleizingFebruary-So SketchyMarch-no hop We have an amazing sponsor this month, Wilma Payne of Fun Stamper's Journey: Please take a moment to check out the great products Fun Stampers Journey has to offer. To visit Wilma's blog, click here and her Facebook Group here. And the awesome prize this month is: We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the h…

Beach Smile Layout-Featuring Altenew

Hi crafters, sandy here with a layout and I am sad to say but this is the first one of the year for me. I have just not been layout motivated however..... I did find this sketch over on the Altenew blog and thought, why not?  So looking through my pictures, I found this one that I just knew I wanted to do a layout with.


I have to chuckle, this face is just too much!!! She was not happy with me when I called her to turn around for a picture.  We were headed over the dune to the beach to see the ocean and a lighthouse and Mama was holding up the show, hehe!!!


Here are some of the cards that I did previously with Altenew's Say Cheese stamp and die set.  This is one of my favorites.







Thanks for stopping by. Here is the link if you would like to play along! http://altenewblog.com/2017/03/10/march-2017-layout-sketch-challenge/


My Favorite Things Blog Hop with Scrapping for Less

"Have you ever wanted something so very bad that you could taste it? Well, that is how I was with wanting to carry My Favorite Things products on the Scrapping for Less website. I am so extremely excited to announce that we are focusing on "MFT" products for the month of April! This is a fabulous company and one that is very near and dear to my heart! (In more ways than one! I live in FL and have been to their store). So, join me along with the DT in providing some inspiration for this wonderful company with a wide variety of projects!"                                                                                         ~ Teresa Russel, Owner of Scrapping for Less


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Hi everyone, Sandy here and I am so excited that you are hopping along with us this month!!!  So I had a ton of fun taking 1 die and 1 stamp set from MFT and seeing what I can do with them! So lets jump in!

Here are my hop card…

Join us April 7th!

MFT Sneak Peek4/4/2017 0 COMMENTS Hi everyone, Sandy here for SFL. Today I want to share with you 2 cards that I have done for our upcoming blog hop this month featuring MFT!
So make sure you save the date and hop along with the SFL DT.

Okay for my two cards, I had a blast playing with a couple metal dies and embossing folders...






The first card here was done with the Hello Beautiful die set.
 I also used 2 embossing folder and for some sparkle
(which the pic doesn't quite show)
using Clear Wink of Stella pen.




The second one is a clean and simple notched up a bit.
I used a swirl embossing die along with some
Candi dots.  I also used Wink of Stella on the die cuts.




This is the die set, the two that come together. And yes, I did more cards for the hop with this die. Plus I have a ton of ideas for even more. So this one is a winner for me! So anyways, see in a couple of days for our next blog hop!

Different Perspective

Hi everyone, Cristina here to share with you a project life layout created using Designs A,D, and G pocket pages. I had so many pictures I wanted to add that I decided to add Design G. The pictures in today's layout is of my son during each track meet for the season. 

A little story: Years ago I was a huge fanatic for scrapbook layouts and it would literally take me hours, days, weeks just to finish 1 (yes 1 lol) layout. I had to have the perfect embellishments, paper, I mean you name it. I loved it don't get me wrong but it took me so much time. I took a break from scrapbooking because I was no longer having fun. It was maybe a year later that happen to run into Becky Higgins project life video.





As crazy as it may sound I cried, I had forgotten why I was preserving memories. I was taking the fun away by putting pressure on myself. What picture do I pick out of a handful when I want to use them all. Well the video changed the way I do things currently. It's so much easier an…

SCB Blog Relaunch!!!

Hi Everyone, Sandy here from SBC, and I want to welcome you to our Blog's Spring Relaunch!  We have updated the look of our site while keeping some of the elements you are use to.   We would love for you to take a look around.  There is a new subscribe button at the top of the site where you can get email alerts for updates on the blog, along with a drop down bar where you will find SBC archive posts, buttons, links, etc. plus a search button where you can search for past tutorials.  Also, we have updated our tutorial lists and put them in groups to make it easy for you to find the tutorial you are looking for. There are over 150 tutorials available and the best part is it is all free!
So what do we need while we are checking out the site other than our favorite drink or snack?   We need a GIVEAWAY!!!! Come over to our Facebook Group to play along with a fun mini scavenger game for the chance to win a crafty stash package! You have all week to play! Game starts April 2nd @ 12pm est. htt…