Hello my artsy friends, I’m happy to see that you’ve found some quality time to relax and get those creative juices flowing, I have some really cute projects to share today so sit back and enjoy. I just returned home from a wonderful Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee and boy, are those ladies on fire. A great time was had by all! I’m hoping to see many of you at our Chicago show in August.
Full Of Wonder by Karan Gerber
I discovered this adorable layout on Karan’s blog My Heart On Paper. What first caught my eye was all the yummy texture and layers going on. Karan really broke out all the stops. Do you stamp on your scrapbook pages? It really is a great way to create some very unique backgrounds as Karan shares here.
I hope you’ve been inspired to add a little stamping on your next layout, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the magic you can create.
I seem to be on a texture kick these days 😉 . I love how Debby used embossing paste to create the subtle texture in the background. Such a delicate design; wouldn’t this be the perfect card to honor Mom on her special day?
Debby truly is a paper artist; you owe it to yourself to stop by and spend a bit of time on her blog A Scrapjourney; you’ll be glad you did. I hope this beautifully ornate card has inspired you to add a little texture to your next project.
At first glace doesn’t the card base look like a soft suede? I’m loving this sweet little lavender sachet image by Power Poppy Stamps; it’s so versatile it can be used for anything. I think this is one of those “need to have it” stamp sets. 😉 It has 12 clear stamps, including a market bucket filled to overflowing, a trio of freshly-snipped stems, and the sachet with a scalloped tag that coordinates with three teeny sentiments. There’s also a petite cluster of flowers and buds that make a lovely background or accent.
Did I mention that this must have stamp set is a mere $18 on the Power Poppy site? While you’re on a roll, you might want to check out Spellbinders Marvelous Squares. These intricately detailed nesting die templates are perfect as single elements or can be combined and layered for endless creativity. Happy stamping, my friends!
The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating these beautiful luminaries. They’re fast, easy, and you already have most of the supplies: some scraps of your favorite papers, dies, some strips of vellum, and embellishments. Don’t you love it when you can take a stroll into your craft room and come out with a cute and functional home décor piece?
You can have the romantic look of a candle without worrying about the danger of an open flame. You can find these battery operated tea candles at your local dollar stores. How cute would a small grouping of these sweet luminaries be as a centerpiece for Mom’s special Mother’s Day dinner? Then Mom can take them home; she’d love that. They would be perfect to use as a unique party decoration/party favor or just to add a little ambiance to a room.
Have fun designing your own luminaries; the possibilities are endless!
“Busy” is a word we all understand and often dread. Between work and family, it feels as if our time and attention are completely consumed. The beauty of this oh-so-versatile dish is that you can adapt it to your and your family’s taste and you can use any of the local vegetables that are in season. You can either go total vegetarian or add whatever meat, chicken, or fish that you have on hand.
Fast. easy, healthy, and delicious – what more can we ask? This recipe is sure to be one that you will be making time and time again. Click here and I will take you over to The Woks Of Life where you can print out the recipe. Bon Appetite!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit; I look forward to seeing you back soon. Have a great week!