Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge Day!

It is Challenge time over at Scrapbook Blessings Club! Thanks for stopping by and joining us! The sponsor of this wonderful challenge is A Day for Daisies. They are offering a digital stamp to one lucky winner of this challenge. You get an additional entry if you use one of the challenges from April-June. I used one in June where it was just to use a digital image and color it using your choice of medium.

So, I got out my Spectrum-Noir alcohol markers and colored this beautiful image in bright summer colors to match my paper.

Tip: Just keep practicing with those alcohol markers if you are new to this medium like I am.

A Day for Daisies Summer Breeze Digital Stamp
Bo Bunny Lemonade Stand Papers
Amy R. Sunny Sentiment Stamp Set
flower was just random from my stash

Family Friday @ Cuttin' and Stampin'



Week 25
June 24, 2014 to June 30, 2014
4th of July

Hello everyone.  Can you believe it's the last week of June?  Where did the time go? 

Are you ready to celebrate the USA's birthday?  It's always a big day around our place.  Starting with a big breakfast and parade.  Lots of family gathering for the afternoon and into the evening.  Then a great fireworks show to end the night.  To help kick off the festivities Cuttin' and Stampin' is creating 4th of July cards/projects.

The design team is using Pebbles Americana paper collection and stamp set this week. 

6x6 paper pack                                                                                          Journaling Cards

 Stamp set                                                       Chipboard Pieces                                             

Sharing two layouts with you today....still working on catching up in those family albums. 4th of July is my second favorite holiday to scrapbook. Maybe cause in my family those are the two biggest holidays we celebrate together as a family.
Head on over to the Cuttin' and Stampin' blog to see other 4th of July inspiration! Be sure to enter the challenge also!

Scrapbook Blessing Day!

Hello Crafters, Welcome to Friday Layout Day! Head on over to Scrapbook Blessings Club to check out all the wonderful inspiration you can find there. Don't forget to enter our challenge also! I love being able to create layouts from my favorite paper company and I have many, many collections from this company.

TIP: Find a paper company you love and use their collections to help create layouts that coordinate beautifully together.

Supplies Used:

Cricut Cartridge: Edge to Edge
Paper Company: Echo Park
Collection: For the Record 2

Thanks for joining us today. Hope I have inspired you in some way!

Scrapbook Blessings Day!

Good Morning Crafters! Today is Flag Day so I have a patriotic project for you today! Sure hope you enjoy. Thanks so much for joining me. Check out all the things Scrapbook Blessings Club has to offer!

 I decided to make a little home decor project for you today. 

A close up of one of the flower clusters

Straw wreath
Material Strips cut 3"x 18" 
Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Pearl Spray Mist
Straight Pins
Bazzill 4th of July printed paper
Various red, white, and blue ribbon

Step 1: I wrapped the wreath with the printed material strips and pinned them onto the straw form. 

Step 2: Cut 4 different size/patterns of 6 petal flowers from Accent Essentials.

Step 3: Layer together and begin scrunching and folding to create the rumpled look of the flower. Layer another flat flower of similar or contrasting color in the middle and secure all with a brad.

Step 4: Make various size bows with ribbon and pin in place.

Step 5: Pin paper flowers to the wreath form.

Hope you enjoy! Can't wait to see what kind of Patriotic project you can create!!

Family Layout over at Cuttin' and Stampin'

I am on board today over at Cuttin' and Stampin' with this really adorable layout. Head on over there to check everything out, enter our challenge, and maybe even shop a bit!

I don't know if you have been taken over by this trend of word bubble or not, but the Cuttin' and Stampin' Design Team sure has.  Every which way we turn there's more and more great products using the bubbles.  So we decided we needed to make a challenge out of it.  
This week we are using Basic Grey Capture paper collection and the Jillibean Soup Word Bubbles stamp set.  Both items are on sale in the Cuttin' and Stampin' Amazon store.

I created a super fun layout which awaits the perfect pictures for the word bubbles!
I started by laying everything out on the page to determine the layout and where I wanted my spray to be. I then took it all up and sprayed some Silvery Smooch spray on the left side. Then I started adhering all the items in the fashion they were to begin with. I was super pleased with how this cam out...I think I am going to use this layout to showcase my two youngest grandsons...they have such adorable personalities that this layout will be perfect for them!

Scrapbook Blessings Club Product Review

Good Morning Crafters, So glad you could join us today....I have a product review for you comparing Prima Chalk Edge Ink Pads vs. Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink Pads...

First, let me tell you I was going to video tape this but the best laid plans just do not always work! So here is my take on the two of these pads.
Comparison Chart
         Prima Chalk Edge Ink Pads                                     
  1. the shape (easier to hold)                                        
  2. very fluid and smooth
  3. comes in chalk and metallic
  4. metallic not available in individual colors...only in 2 different sets of 8
  5. has 47 colors
  6. a few pennies more than Cat's Eyes
  7. super cute...reminds me of a mini iron
  8. available in individual colors or various color sets (8 included in each set)
      Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink Pads
  1. a different shape (not hard hold but does not have a natural type handle like the Prima)
  2. comes in metallic, chalk, and pigment
  3. 5 metallic colors, 49 chalk colors, 48 pigment colors
  4. can purchase a separate holder for the little pad to hold it
  5. available in individual colors or various color sets (6 included in each set)
  6. a few pennies cheaper than Prima
  7. not as smooth as the Prima
  8. my fave color to ink edges---Chestnut Roan
Time will tell I just started using the Prima Edgers...I need to try and find a color that is comparable to the Chestnut Roan I like to ink edges with and compare how well they hold up over time. So stay tuned I will do that in a future comparison.
Below is a pic I took of a card I made and edged the banner in two comparable yellow inks. The top and flag cut edges of the banner are the Prima which went on smooth as butter, the bottom was edged with the Cat's eye and well it just doesn't feel as smooth going on.
Hope I helped you make some informed decisions today about what type of small ink pads you might like to purchase/use in the future. 
Head on over to Scrapbook Blessing Club to see all we have to offer over there!

Scrapbook Blessing Club Challenge Day!

If you are looking for the Scrapbook Blessings Club June Card Kit...go here!

The challenge this time is to color...anyway you want to! I used my Tim Holtz Distress markers for the first time. I LOVED them!!! I did not put a sentiment on the card because I was unsure what I wanted to use it for...It is a super sweet card. I cannot wait to use it!

Tip: Distress markers are really easy to use! They create great depth on your designs. Don't be afraid of them.

I also used several dies on this card I have not had a chance to use...Hope you enjoy! And make sure to head to Scrapbook Blessings Club to enter the challenge.

June Card Kit Hop is here!!!

It is our monthly card kit reveal time. Scrapbook Blessings Club is joining up with Scrapping For Less, and we are bringing you affordable Mini CARD KITS!!!  For June, we are featuring
 Mayberry from American Crafts

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!
Today is the day for the reveal of the June card kit! Can't wait to show you the great projects...but you are going to have to watch the video and then head on over to each blog to see all the wonderful projects! They are AMAZING!!!

Head on over to Scrapbook Blessings Club for the first stop on the hop! You should have come here from Barbara's blog.

The Card Kit~

I decided to do something different this month rather than creating cards. Among my scrapping friends we affectionately call decorations on a scrapbook page "corners of crud." So, I created with the kit this month corner decoration pieces for my summer scrapbook pages. I was able to get 5 of them out of the card kit...and that was without using anything else!

Now head on over to Brenda's blog to see what she has for us.  If you leave a comment on each blog and head back to Scrapbook Blessings Club and let Sandy know you did you will have a chance to win! Sandy will pick a winner for a gift voucher from Scrapping for Less(that's me!)  (you can put it towards your card kit, hint, hint!)