Welcome to the Weekly Scrapper! Even with all the crazy hustle and bustle of the holidays, you still managed to get your craft on; kudos to you! I just can’t believe that in less than a week we will begin 2016; doesn’t it feel like this year went by in the blink of an eye? I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful holiday season surrounded by those you love. Since I won’t see you until next year, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
Do you combine your stamping skills with your scrapbooking? Check out the beautiful background that Wendy created using several must-have stamps sets from Stampendous. I have to laugh, when my scrapbooking addiction first began over 15 years ago things were very divided. You were either a stamper or a scrapbooker, if you did both you were a real pioneer. Can you imagine such a world? It makes me smile knowing that whether you’re a mixed media queen, scrapbooker, stamper, cardmaker or you just like to play with paper, we are all one big happy and creative family.
I hope that you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite stamp sets and have fun creating your own unique backgrounds. If by chance you fell in love with the stamps that Wendy used on her beautiful layout, you can click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Stampendous Blog.
I bet you’re ready to move on from all the Christmas-themed crafting; I know I am. It’s time to gather up your favorite distress inks, watercolor paper, and your heat gun – we’re going to create some magic! As many of you know, one of my go-to favorite techniques is heat embossing and watercoloring. The combination is awesome and I love it that you never get the same look twice.
It’s hard to believe that the entire card was watercolored using distress inks. I’d like to send out a big hug to Debbie for being such an inspiration to all paper crafters. If you haven’t yet been on Debbie’s blog Thinking Inking blog, you’re truly missing out. Click here and I will be happy to take you over. You are definitely going to leave totally inspired and fired up to start that next project.
Do you love that relaxed hand-painted look but can’t draw or paint to save your life? No worries, you are not alone since I just described myself! 😉 This is one video tutorial that you definitely don’t want to miss. The Rubbernecker Multi Stamping Technique is such a simple technique that brings stunning results.
I know that you are going to be amazed at how easy it is to create your own mini works of art. So be sure to check out the Debby Hughes video that can be seen on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Now that you have fallen in love with these must-have stamps, click here and I will lead the way over so you can order you own. I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try. I’d like to thank Debby for being such an inspiration and for sharing her great tips and techniques..
Do you believe in New Year’s resolutions? I must confess, I’m not the most organized person. Try as I might, I never quite get there. So every year I give it the old college try and attempt to organize my house, or at least my craft room and the kitchen. I have a thing for glass jars in my craft room, as they’re perfect to store my many embellishments. When I saw this post A Beautiful Mess hosted by Elsie & Emma I knew I had to share the inspiration. You’re just a paint pen and some jars away from beautiful yet functional organization.
I collect mason jars so I will be using those, but you can use whatever jars you have access to. A big thank you to Elsie & Emma for showing us that being organized doesn’t have to be painful. Don’t you love it when something so simple and affordable can be so cute?
Even with Christmas behind us, we’re still busy preparing for New Year’s. No worries, I have your back! I discovered this delicious dinner on the Cooking Classy Blog and knew I had to share the love. Did I mention that the entire meal is made in one pan? Not only does this dish taste delicious, but it takes minimal clean up. “Ya gotta love it!”
This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you still want a homemade meal but you don’t have the time or energy to put in a lot of effort. Click here and I will be honored to take you over so you can follow along with Jaclyn as she shares the recipe as well as some great cooking tips. One thing that I would like to share is that this dish can be a little spicy, but not to worry, you can easily adjust the seasoning to your family’s liking by adding or deleting the cajun seasoning. Bon appetit!
Thanks for stopping by! I know how busy you are and I’m so happy that you’ve found some inspiration in today’s post. Happy New Year, my creative friends! I look forward to seeing you next Sunday.