Welcome to the weekend, my artsy friends. Today’s post goes out to everyone that loves color and getting all inky. (Doesn’t everyone?)
I’m a firm believer that it’s important to step outside your comfort zone and mix things up on occasion; if you don’t, you will never know just how creative you really are. This is one of those fun layouts where you just dive into your treasured embellishments – paper, dies, ribbons, and bling, and create a rainbow of color. As you can see, a nice black title works well to keep things balanced.
I sheepishly confess that I can count on one hand how many layouts that I have created about myself and I’ve been a scrapbooker for over 15 years (ouch). It’s important to include yourself in your scrapbooks, after all, you are a very important part of your journey. I hope you, too, have been inspired to include yourself more often in your scrapbooks. Don’t forget to journal your thoughts, favorite things, emotions, etc. – these are all things that describe YOU. Check out how Kat typed out her thoughts, cut them in strips, and layered them on the layout – easy and adorable. Happy scrappin’!
I have a thing for inky backgrounds and when you layer a black silhouette image, it’s magic! A real eye catcher, don’t you think?
Don’t you love how the gorgeous sunset looks framed in white? Very showy. What a perfect card to let someone know that you’ve been thinking about them. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your distress inks and create one of your inky handmade treasures. You can click here and I’ll take you over to Cris’s blog My Inky Corner where she shares some great tips and tricks along with a complete supply list.
Since you are feeling all artsy and fearless and you’re surrounded by your favorites inks, I thought you might enjoy this cheerful card designed by Angel Rivera. One of my favorite background techniques is stamping and heat embossing. It’s a technique that can be used as a resist with color blended on top, or in this case, Angel stamped with Versamark over the inky background in a gorgeous silver pearl EP. I’m in love with the subtle shimmer that it adds to your projects.
This sweet card is a perfect example that sometimes less is more. Who wouldn’t feel the love when they receive this heartfelt treasure in the mail? Here I go enabling again (sorry) but if the sentiment makes you totally happy like it did me, you can find the Totally Happy Stamp Set on Butterfly Reflections Ink by clicking here. Keep up the good work spreading those smiles one handmade card at a time.
This is a true trash-to-treasure story; would you believe this adorable birdhouse started its life as recycled cereal boxes. Ya gotta love it! The materials were die cut using Eileen’s Hull cookie box die. If you like to get a lot of mileage out of your dies, this one’s a keeper; you can use it year round.
Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog for complete step-by-step instructions.
This isn’t something new, but it’s one of those slap yourself on the forehead, thinking “why haven’t I done this before?” moments! I love the fact that it’s so portable, looks very appealing, and you can customize each salad to your family’s favorites.
One of the beautiful things about mason jar salads is that you can make them up ahead of time and then it’s grab and go from there. No more worrying about what’s for lunch today. Stay healthy, my friend!
Thanks for the visit. I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you.