Hello, again, my artsy friends; welcome to the weekend! I’m happy to see that you’ve found some time to get crafty. Sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.
Let’s start out with this sweet layout designed by the very talented Riikka Kovasin. I fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures and colors, and how they complement this adorable photo. What a perfect example of how to included the artsy mixed media style without overpowering your precious photos.
I hope that you’ve been inspired to incorporate some mixed media techniques on your next scrapbook layout; the two are a match made in heaven. Happy scrapping!
Have you gone digital yet? This beautiful friendship card was designed by Tosha Leyendekker using a Gerbera Daisies digital image. I must confess, I haven’t yet taken the plunge into digi stamping, but after seeing this adorable card I think I need to dive in and give it a try.
I love how you have the ability to resize your images to exactly what you need; the possibilities are endless! I hope this sweet card has inspired you to give digital stamping a try. Not to worry; there will always be room for all our treasured traditional stamp sets.
Would you believe that the gorgeous coloring and shading was done by stamping and not coloring? Debbie used the JustRite Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet clear stamps to create the beautiful floral images. Who knew you could get such depth using nothing but stamps and your ink pads?
At the risk of being labeled an enabler, I think we all need to give this multi-step stamping a try, don’t you? To make it a bit easier for you, just click here and I will take you over to the JustRite site so you can check out all their must-have stamp sets. And here is a link to some step-by-step techniques for using the multi-step stamping technique, found on the JustRite blog. Think of the possibilities – gorgeous; fast and easy, ya gotta love it!
Doesn’t it make you smile when you can walk into your craft room and come out with a beautiful home décor piece? Would you believe that this adorable magnetic frame, designed by Michele Boyer, started out as a plain wood frame?
By creating a frame with a thin metal background, it’s easy to change your photos and magnets as often as you’d like. I’m loving this; my Mom lives in New York and I’m in California so I’m always sending out photos. Now she can change them out whenever she wants!
For many years I thought of my slow cooker as something I only used in the winter for my stews, chilis, and soups. But when you think about it, it’s really great for the summer as well because who wants to heat up the oven when its 90 degrees outside?
Now you can enjoy this amazing Cashew Chicken without ever leaving your nice, cool air-conditioned house. I’d like to send out a big hug to Alyssa from The Recipe Critic blog for perfecting this amazing dish. Bon Appetit!
Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me; have a great week and I will see you next weekend.