Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends; I hope you have a wonderful holiday season surrounded by those you love! Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some time to get crafty; after all, creating art is very therapeutic and a proven stress reliever. The secret to success is to have fun with your art, so don’t hold back. You will never know what you’re truly capable of unless you explore. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I get to share my passion for crafting with you when I’m not teaching at a Scrapbook Expo.
If you share my love of mini albums, you are going to love today’s inspiration piece designed by the very talented Kathy Clement. Kathy is the author of the amazing blog Kathy by Design. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit anytime you need a burst of inspiration. Kathy created this album for the Thanksgiving holiday, but I think it would also be perfect for Christmas and/or Hanukkah. The paper line used to create this sweet keepsake is Canvas Corp’s Holiday Baking Collection.
The holidays are in full swing but it’s not too late to put together a few of these adorable mini albums for those special people in your life. How fun would it be to include some of your treasured family recipes along with some photos of your family and friends baking for the holidays? Kathy has prepared a detailed tutorial so you can recreate this adorable keepsake. Click here and I will escort you over so you can take notes. Happy scrappin’ my friends!
Do you love black & white photography as much as I do? If so, then you are going to love today’s inspiration piece. When properly used, a black & white photo can be more powerful than its colored counterpart. Have you noticed when using black & white photos in your scrapbooking, you can pull off just about any color combination?
If you’d like to read more about using black & white photos in your scrapbooking, click here and I will take you over to The Daily Digi Blog where Janet shares her top reasons for choosing back & white photography.
I fell in love with the simple elegance of this beautiful card designed by the amazing Mona Pendleton, author of the blog Cupcakes Creations. Mona makes me so happy every time I stop by her blog! After seeing this adorable card, I started searching through my stash for the items to create one of my own. The way she used strips of muslin fabric, lace, and ribbons to put this together combined to create a softly beautiful Christmas tree that is both trendy and timeless at the same time.
The embossed snowflake background helps set off the tree and completes the monochromatic color scheme. Make sure to stop by Mona’s blog to get a listing of the supplies and Papertrey Ink stamps used to create this lovely card.
I was very inspired when I visited Kelly Latevola’s blog, “You and Your Big Dreams.” Kelly created this absolutely adorable card to promote the idea of sharing handmade kindness. I’m pretty sure that this is exactly what the world needs more of! Don’t we all need a little more kindness? And what better way to show love and kindness to someone than by creating something for them. The holidays are the perfect time of year to share something you have created yourself; it becomes a gift from the heart.
Kelly has created a great video to walk you through the process of creating this shaker card, so click here and Kelly will help you make one of your own. (And don’t you just adore the title of this sweet card?)
I adore a chilly night when you get home and a delicious meal is waiting in the crock pot, ready to feed your hungry family. And this time of year a yummy chili really hits the spot. This is the perfect recipe to throw in the crock pot and let it simmer all day long, just getting ready to nourish you and your family. You can also start this chili later in the day and cook it on high if you are short on time.
Make sure to stop by Chellie’s blog, Art From My Table, where she shares her love of real food and isn’t afraid to say “food is my love language.” Ya gotta love it!
Thanks for spending a little bit of your Sunday with me. We at Weekly Scrapper are committed to bringing you crafting inspiration every day of the week, and we like throwing in a recipe or two along the way. I hope you have a fabulous week ahead and find time to share a little handmade kindness!