Happy Sunday to all! It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some time to relax and get your craft on. So sit back, get comfy, and enjoy today’s inspiration.
This fun layout is a perfect reminder that journaling is a very important part of scrapbooking. I love how Meghann documents a cherished memory about a simple everyday event. It brings to mind one of my favorite quotes: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” If it makes you smile, it’s a big thing, right?
It’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy and scrap them. This is one layout that will be delivering smiles for many years to come. I love how Meghann included her thoughts and feelings at time the photo was taken. I hate to admit it, but I have trouble remembering what I had for lunch yesterday – never mind things that happened 18 years ago! My daughter is 19 and I still have baby pictures that I haven’t scrapped yet (ouch), and I think smoke might come out my ears trying to remember those fun little details. There might be a little extra embellishing on those layouts. 😉
I hope this adorable layout has inspired you to journal more often in your scrapbooks because without the story of our journey through life, our scrapbooks are incomplete. Keep up the very important task of preserving your priceless memories one photo and story at a time.
This whimsical birthday card designed by the very talented Anna-Karin is perfect for that little princess in your life. How cute is the pop-up fairy tale castle? The set is titled Birthday Pop-Up Card. This must-have set contains 16 great dies that you can combine to make all kinds of fun and interactive cards.
I hope that this adorable birthday card has inspired you to create some interactive pop-up cards. Did I mention that one of the 16 dies that comes with this set is a pocket die which would work perfectly if you wanted to turn this into a gift card holder? Click here so I can take you over to the Sizzix blog where Anna-Karin shares some really creative tips and tricks.
The beautiful, fun, and festive background on this inspirational card was created using stamps, stencils, paint, and GelliArts printing plates. If you haven’t given this technique a try, you’re in for a real treat. It’s a great way to get those creative juices flowing; just let go and have some fun with your art. Your completed prints can be used in so many different ways, as a card front as Shari shares here, in your art journals, scrapbooking, embellishments, and so much more.
Don’t you just love how Shari stamped the sentiment with Versamark on vellum and heat embossed and then layered the vellum panel over the Gelli Print? It softens things up a bit yet still allows all the beautiful color to come through. Be sure to stop by Simon Says Blog where Shari has prepared a great step-by-step instructional video; you don’t want to miss it.
Who doesn’t love a good tie-dye?! Tie–dye is a modern term invented in the mid-1960s in the United States for a set of ancient resist-dyeing techniques. It’s one of those fun, artsy looks that can’t help but make you smile. I love the bright colors, the way no two patterns ever come out the same, and the best part, it’s fun for the entire family. I recently had my daughter’s friends over for a tie-dye party. Their average age was between 18-22 and I had to laugh because not one of them had ever tie-dyed anything before. You would have thought they were the first to discover this fun art form. They all enjoyed their beautiful swimsuit cover-ups and we even had leftover dye to make some cute pillow cases.
Are you ready to give tie-dyeing a try? Hop on over to the Adventures Of A Middle Sister blog were Allie has some excellent instructions along with step-by-step photos. I will warn you, once you get the fever you will be looking thoughout the house for anything white (or close to white) to tie-dye. For the best results, use 100% cotton fabric. Have fun creating your one-of-a-kind swimsuit cover-up.
Tempura shrimp is so good and so very easy to make.Tempura (天ぷら or 天麩羅) is a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. No longer is this a dish you can only enjoy at your favorite Japanese restaurant.
I highly recommend stopping by the Coupon Clipping Cook so you can print out this oh-so-easy and delicious Tempura recipe. This is one recipe that you will be making time and time again. Have fun experimenting with different veggies as well. Bon Appétit!
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by. See you next week!