Hey everybody welcome to another edition of Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Today I have a unique technique to share with you using the Fringe and Score board from We R Memory Keepers. This fun tool makes this paper weaving technique a breeze. With this tool, you can score or cut 4 lines with one swipe of the blade. How cool is that? To create the woven background on this layout, I simply cut slits into the teal patterned paper with the Fringe and Score board. Then I used the Fringe and Score board to cut strips of 1/2″ patterned paper. The weaving technique is easy. You simply weave patterned paper in and out of the base strips. This technique is so fun! I remember doing this technique in grade school with strips of construction paper. Now, I have a fun tool to play with so I can use the same technique in my paper crafting and scrapbooking projects. The patterned paper and embellishments on this layout are from the Little By Little collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Because this is a layout about my son and his grade school field trip, I thought the bright colors and fun paper weaving technique worked perfectly on this project. While the bold woven background is the main embellishment focus on this layout, I wanted to spread color in across the layout to the bottom right corner. I was able to add a few sprinkles of color with some confetti. I used the confetti punch from We R Memory Keepers to punch a few sprinkles of confetti from scraps of patterned paper laying on my desk. Using a strong liquid adhesive is important when adhering confetti. I love how having a few tools on my desk can make creating scrapbooking layouts so fun. This technique is so easy, I hope you’ll try this paper weaving technique too. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again soon!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Good day my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It’s really hit home that our Stamp & Scrapboook Expo 2016 season has come to an end. I am extremely thankful that we have Weekly Scrapper to inspire each other throughout the year!
Creating interactive scrapbook pages are a great way to take your layouts to the next level. Many times we have multiple photos that we want to include on our layouts but struggle with the design aspect. I was so inspired by how Shimelle combined multiple photos, memories, and journaling across multiple page protectors into one, extremely creative layout. I knew I had to share this one with you! This concept is also a great way to combine both pocket page scrapbooking and traditional scrapbook layouts.
The photos themselves give way to a scrapbook page which can be glimpsed through the pocket page, and the acetate of the page itself can be lifted to disclose some hidden journaling. I highly recommend stopping by Shimelle’s blog as she shares step-by-step how this amazing layout comes together. You’re going to love it!
I instantly fell in love with the cool, peaceful look and feel that Christine achieved by combining a beautiful water colored background, some heat embossed images from the Penguin Joy Set, and some holiday sparkle.
The beautiful snowflakes and sentiment are from the Penguin Joy Set by The Cat’s Pajamas. For the finishing touch Christine added a pretty vellum panel with the sentiment heat embossed onto a fish-tale banner, topping it off with one of the TCP CutUps Holiday Toppers. This helps hold the vellum in place without having any adhesive show. I’d like to thank Christine for being such a constant inspiration her fellow paper crafters.
Homemade Sugar Scrubs are a wonderful way to pamper those special people in your lives and they make great holidays gifts! It’s easy to make your own in no time with a few simple natural ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.
Thanks to Erin you can make your own Sugar Scrub in about ten minutes; just click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog Suburban Simplicity so you can jot down the ingredients needed to make your own handmade Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub.
This white queso dip is absolutely amazing! It has the perfect consistency, the perfect flavor, and can be on the table in 15 minutes. I love that it can also be prepared and served in a crock pot which is perfect for your holiday parties.
You are just 15 minutes away from creating the perfect restaurant style white queso dip; just click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Becky’s blog the Cookie Rookie so you can print out the recipe. I highly recommend spending some quality time with Becky as she is the queen of taking a simple recipe and creating something magical for your tummy.
I truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop by. Have a fabulous week and I’ll see you next Sunday!!
Hello.my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I’m hoping today finds you all enjoying a beautiful fall day. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you, so sit back, relax, and enjoy – it’s time to partake in a little creative therapy!
Our children grow so fast; time seems to go by in the blink of an eye. I love how Nicole took a photo of her son on the first day of school and scrapped it along side of a photo taken 10 months later during the last day of school. It’s layouts like these that make me want to rewind the clock and shoot some similar photos to scrap. I am so inspired by this sweet layout that I might even have to re-scrap a layout or two! 😉
What a great way to preserve those amazing school days; after all, isn’t that why we scrapbook – to forever freeze those special times in our lives. I love how the page was split in half, keeping things monochromatic on each side of the layout. Using similar embellishments and black & white photos was a perfect choice. Click here and I will escort you over so you can see how easily this sweet layout comes together.
While spending some quality time on Jan’s blog In My Own Imagination I immediately fell in love with this little work of art. I have a soft spot for anything steampunk and combining the gorgeous fall colors was definitely a winning combination.
I must confess, I don’t always give the inside of my cards the love that they deserve, and after seeing the inside of this treasure I am extremely inspired to kick things up a notch Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this handmade piece of art? Jan used the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set – Gearhead; there are 22 gears in this set and the die used on the inside of the card is a corner gear collage. I love it!
I don’t know about you but I seem to take tons of pictures during the fall season. I’m just thinking out loud here, but wouldn’t this design make an adorable cover for a Halloween mini album? I know your very creative mind is spinning about now, but not to worry, click here and I will be happy to take you over to Jan’s blog so you see exactly how she created this amazing card. Thanks, Jan, for continuing to be such an inspiration to your fellow paper crafters.
I love to carve pumpkins but sometimes I don’t have the time for the mess. Thanks to Chelsea you can create these adorable mini pumpkins in no time and all you need are two simple items – the pumpkins and a gold paint marker. Chelsea used a gold Pen Touch marker on this project. Doesn’t it look elegant on the white pumpkins?
You really can use any pumpkin big or small, orange or white, and of course the paint markers come in lots of colors so just have fun with it and let your imagination run free!
Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups by Gal On A Mission
Are you looking for something a little different to make for dinner ? Then you’re gonna love Chelsea’s Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups. They really are an incredibly easy weeknight or weekend dinner the entire family will enjoy!
I highly recommend stopping by the Gal On A Mission Blog anytime you’re in need of kicking things up a notch in the kitchen. Hugs to Chelsea for sharing her amazing culinary skills with us.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!
Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you today, so sit back, relax, and enjoy – it’s time to enjoy a little creative therapy!
It’s time to break out your craft knife and/or scissors! My challenge to you is to hand cut the design elements to be used on your next scrapbook layout. No worries, you’re going to love the end result. 😉 This could mean cutting lettering for your title, stamping and cutting out the design, or detail cutting images from one of your favorite patterned papers, just to name a few ideas. So step away from the stickers, rub ons, and other pre-made embellishments – it’s time to get creative the old fashioned way, before all the fancy premade embellishments.
Now that those creative juices are flowing, click here and I will lead the way over to Shimelle’s Blog so you can see how the challenge began and how she stepped up to the plate and created this adorable layout. Cutting out your own embellishments not only is a real cost saver but it also allows you to easily customize your projects to exactly what you like while using what you already have on hand. Happy scrapping, my friends!
What’s not to love about this adorable birthday card? Lols used one of my favorite Art Impressions stamp and die sets titled Scaredy. I use it quite a bit because many of my friends are a bit leery about admitting another year has come and gone. So why not make light of turning *#@!% and send a smile through the mail? If you have a sense of humor, you need to check out the Art Impressions website. Between the Girlfriends, the spinners, and a category titled For A Laugh. You will be laughing until you cry!
Art Impressions Spinner dies are designed to help you create a fabulous spinner card in no time! They’re made to coordinate perfectly with the Scaredy Spinner stamp set. No fussy cutting required! Click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Lorraine’s Loft Blog so you can follow along as she shares how easily this sweet card came together. Keep up the great job you’re doing by spreading those smiles one handmade card at a time!
This card is sure to brighten anyone’s day! The beautiful water colored florals were created using a heat embossed technique and several of the stamps from the Simon Says Handwritten Floral Greetings, then colored with Prima’s Colored Pencils. I fell in love with the handwritten sentiments and the larger floral stamps are great for coloring.
I hope this beauty has inspired you to create one of your famous handmade treasures and mail it to someone special. Click here and I will take you over to visit with Debby as she shares all the fine details that were used in designing this sweet card.
Summer is here, and what could be better than a fresh, zesty body scrub to make your skin look and feel smoother than ever? I’ll even let you in on a little secret: for a fraction of the price and thanks to Kaila, you can make your own body scrub that totally measures up to The Body Shop’s Sweet Lemon Scrub. You’re going to love it!
This recipe not only looks delicious and tastes amazing, but it can be on the table in about half an hour. Yes, I really said 30 minutes! It doesn’t get much easier than this.
As promised – dinner on the table in under an hour; there’s no need to stay in the hot kitchen any longer than you have to. Now you’re free to get back to your craft room where you belong! 😉 All you have to do is click here and I will escort you over to the Food Network Blog so you can print out the recipe. I forgot to mention that this recipe is cooked on the BBQ so that means you don’t have to heat up the kitchen at all when it’s 100 degrees outside. Life is good!
Thanks for stopping by – I hope you have a great week ahead of you!
Hello, my very creative friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I’m excited to share some fun projects with you today so sit back, relax, and let the creative therapy begin.
I love how Leigh used the Sunburst cut file and transformed it into that fun arrow pattern on this fabulous layout. Way to go, Leigh, using those tools and dies in ways other than they were intended, now that’s creativity! I encourage you to play with your supplies like Leigh did. Just because its titled a sunburst doesn’t mean it has to stay a sunburst, right? 😉
This adorable layout has more to it than first meets the eye. I highly recommend stopping by Shimelle’s Blog for a nice visit, where Leigh shares many fun techniques that you won’t want to miss. Click here and we’ll hop on over together; you will definitely be inspired to break out those photos and create one of your famous layouts. Happy scrappin’ my friends!
This post goes out to all of you shoe lovers. The Wedding Collection is the latest design from the Amazing Paper Grace by Designer Becca Feeken. I love how this line can go from elegant to whimsical just by changing out the paper (you all know how I like bang for my buck when it comes to purchasing dies). I know your mind is spinning with all the different ways to use this oh-so-cute, but no worries, click here and I will lead the way over to the Spellbinders site so you can order your own Amazing Paper Grace Becca Feeken Ladies Shoe Etched Dies.
I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Becca for her generosity in sharing her elegant designs with us. Becca, you truly are a blessing to your fellow paper crafters! It’s time to put your best foot forward and create something special today!
What makes this card stand out is the white heat embossed sentiment stamped on the aqua colored vellum; such an elegant look. Don’t you love it when a beautiful card comes together so quickly? A big thanks to Lucy for being such an inspiration to her fellow paper crafters!
I hope you’ve been inspired to create one of your handmade cards and remind someone how much you appreciate them. Thank you cards are my favorite cards to make. I’m a firm believer that random acts of kindness should be acknowledged whenever possible and what better way than to send a hug through the mail. Doesn’t it just make your day when a friend makes you a handmade card that actually makes it to the mailbox? 😉
If you are looking for a quick yet adorable little keepsake to create for someone, then you are going to enjoy this project designed by the oh-so-talented Riikka Kovasin. How cute would this be with a special photo of you and one of your crafty BFF’s. I love creating fun little keepsakes than giving them as little pishkies later on.
Handmade gifts like these are a great way to show those we love just how appreciated they are – not to mention small projects are a great way to get those creative juices flowing. Once you break out your mixed media tools and embellishments magic happens, so have fun making your own unique keepsakes. Be sure to stop by the Paperiliitin Blog so you can jot down what materials Riikka used to create this sweet mixed media project.
I know that you heard rumor of this amazing Hawaiian Grilled Chicken, and I do believe this is where it all started. If you’re looking for an amazing chicken recipe to serve to a crowd this is definitely a keeper.
Thanks for the nice visit! Enjoy your week and I promise to have some fun projects to share with you next Sunday. I’m off to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA, which is being held at the Dulles Expo Center. If you’re in the area, I would love to hang out with you in person. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center!
Hi, Weekly Scrapper friends, thanks for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’m Becki Adams and today I have a fun boy-themed pocket page to share with you. Traditionally, I am not a pocket page scrapbooker BUT I do like to add the occasional pocket page to my album. When I add them to my album they’re usually not a weekly spread like a traditional Project Life spread because I like to create pages that have a theme or are about an event. I titled this spread “sick day” because it’s about my oldest son staying home from school for one day because he was sick. I used the Star Shine collection by Shimelle for American Crafts for this pocket page.
I put my title and journaling on the same 4 x 6″ card. I used my vintage typewriter to type my journaling then cut the journaling into strips and adhered them to the title card.
This card is one of my favorites. I used letter stickers to add my sons’ initials. I frequently add the kids initials to my projects as a fun embellishment.
This card came from a package that coordinates with the Minc machine. I added some silver foil. I thought the sentiment “you are my silver lining” was perfect for this layout. The journaling talks about how my little guy was so excited to have a friend to play with when my oldest son stayed home sick.
I added a sentiment by stapling a 2 x 2″ card to the edge of the photo.
I love adding paper clips to my pocket pages. Just because they don’t completely fit into the pocket doesn’t mean they can’t go on the spread. I leave tags, clips, and tabs out of my pocket pages all the time. If you’re worried about them falling off or getting lost, you can always add a small bit of adhesive to keep them in place.
Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll be back next Thursday to share a video with you so we can create together. Have a great weekend!