Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I just returned home from our Chicago show and I am happy to report that a fun time was had by all. I’d like to send a huge note of thanks to all those creative souls that I had the opportunity to meet in person; you really made it a wonderful show.
I must confess, I do have a soft spot for a nice city scape, it must be the New Yorker in me. I love how Lucy arranged the buildings by size to create the illusion of depth – so clever. The buildings were die cut using the Tim Holtz Cityscape Buildings then colored using Distress Oxides To achieve the proper perspective of the city, Lucy drew a set of squares increasing in size by 1/2″ increments, cut the centers out, painted them different colors from dark receding to light. Talk about an eye for detail – this project is definitely on my crafting bucket list.
If you are as inspired as I am to give this amazing project a try, click here and I would be honored to escort you over to A Vintage Journey Blog so you can check out all the fine details of how this gorgeous piece came together. Kudos to Lucy for sharing this amazing project with us. I also recommend stopping by her blog Glue and Glitter anytime you are in need of some serious inspiration.
Don’t you just love how the Wonky Rectangles Frame Die adds lots of visual interest to the background of this precious baby card? What a bonus that you don’t even have to break out the sewing machine, the die adds the detail for you. Keep in mind that it would be very easy to change the card to accommodate the little boys in your life simply by changing the color combination.
To watch the creation of this sweet moon and stars card featuring Simon Says stamps and dies, click here and I will escort you over to Nichol’s blog so you can take notes. I’d like to send a shout out to Nichol for being a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.
Chris is a master of creating layers and contrast and she always throws herself enthusiastically into all she creates. I was so inspired by all the happy vibes that this artsy canvas brings to the table and I immediately knew I had to share the love. How adorable would this look hanging in your craft room or to give as a gift for the up coming holidays?
I hope Chris’s work of art inspires you to step outside your comfort zone and create something magical. Whether you are a Mixed Media artist or just getting your feet wet, there are many tips and techniques to scrap lift from Chris’s original post. Click here and I will be happy to take a trip over to her blog with you.
With a little help from the culinary genius over on the Kitchme Blog you, too, can have a delicious meal on the table in less than 1/2 an hour. If you think about it, it takes longer to order a pizza and this Mahi Mahi is much healthier and is sure to impress even your pickiest guests. All you have to do is add your favorite vegetable and you’re good to go.
If you haven’t experienced the Kitchme blog you are in for a real treat. Not only do they have yummy treats of all kinds, but they also provide nutritional information for those of us that are watching our weight and trying to eat a bit healthier. Click here and I will be happy to take you over for a visit. Bon appetit!