Thanks for visiting Weekly Scrapper. I hope that you’re enjoying a beautiful holiday season surrounded by those you love. I know we’re heading into the final stretch of preparing for Christmas, but there is still time to get your Christmas craft on! It’s amazing what we can accomplish in four days! And then on the fifth day, it’s all about Christmas and spending time with those special people in your life. Happy holidays to all of you!
Do you use any mixed media techniques on your scrapbook layouts? It’s one of my new favorite ways to create some really unique backgrounds and I highly recommend you give it a try. It’s time to break out your favorite stencils and some texture paste and create your own work of art! You’re going to love all the yummy texture and visual interest that this technique adds to your projects. Remember that the secret to a successful project is to just dive in and have fun with your art; try not to overthink it.
I hope you are as inspired by this beautiful layout as I am. Jennie really takes the guesswork out of combining the art of mixed media with scrapbooking. Click here and I will be happy to escort you on over to Jennie’s blog Live The Dream so you can takes notes and give some of Jennie’s tips a try. Happy scrappin’ my friends.
Do you still have a few gift cards to dress up for the holidays? No worries, its Debby to the rescue! On her blog Lime Doodle Designs she shares all her short cuts along with some great tips and tricks to recreate this festive Christmas gift card holder.
A true crafter! I love how Debby took a plain gold and white striped card, added a few handmade touches and “bam” it went from nice to wow in no time. Since we all are a little tight on time these days, I thought you could use a few short cuts. Feel a hug, Debby, we appreciate you sharing. Now we can check one more thing off our list thanks to you!
A rainbow of alcohol ink blended on glossy card stock + the Tim Holtz Handwritten Wish Die = a fun and festive birthday card in no time. Who wouldn’t have a smile from ear-to-ear after receiving this beautiful card in the mail? There is something to be said about discovering a handmade card in the mailbox. It’s like a hug in the mail. 🙂
Don’t you just love it when a card this beautiful comes together so quickly? I’d like to send out a big thank you to Cheiron Brandon for sharing today’s inspiration. Be sure to stop by her blog My Craft Life any time you crave some serious inspiration. In the meantime, kudos to you for inspiring smiles one handmade card at a time.
I’m so happy that I discovered these free printable Christmas tags just in time for you to use on your holiday packages. Don’t you just love the vintage look, a reminder of days gone by. Tammy created these adorable tags using a vintage postcard from her collection.
I’d like to thank Tammy for coming to our rescue by sharing these sweet tags. Click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can download the file and print your own. That’s one thing you can cross off your list! While you are visiting, I highly recommend checking out some of Tammy’s amazing video tutorials. You are sure to leave ready and inspired to start that next project. Happy holidays to all!
Whether you are celebrating the holidays with a few friends, or you are going to have a houseful, it’s nice to be able to chill out and enjoy Christmas breakfast with your family. After all, you’ve been running around like a crazy person for the last two weeks, right? The big bonus here is that you can prep everything the night before, toss it in baggies, then assemble and bake in the morning. No stress and you get to be the hero – the creator of the perfect Christmas!
Here’s an idea – while the casserole is baking (about 40 minutes), open gifts and share memories of past Christmases with Christmas music playing in the background. When the casserole comes out, the coffee goes on, the table is set and we all enjoy a wonderful breakfast together. If this sounds like a plan to you, click here and will take you over to the Recipe Girl blog so you can print out the recipe. You might want to print out a few extra because your guests are going to want the recipe. Bon appetit!
May joy, happiness, and peace surround you this holiday season. I hope there’s a little bit of stress-free time ahead of you and I look forward to seeing you back next Sunday.