Hello, my artsy friends; welcome to the weekend! I’m happy to see that you’ve found some time to get crafty.
First up we have a gorgeous layout that’s perfect for those summer photos you just took. It’s time to get those priceless photos off your phone and into your scrapbook! Don’t you love all the different techniques that Lynn used in designing this ray of sunshine; she even created her own stencil, got out her stamps and spray mist, and went to town creating this one-of-a-kind background.
It’s hard to believe that this bright vibrant page started out life as a plain piece of white cardstock. Click here and I will take you over to Lynn’s blog the Smalltown Scrapbooker where she shares some great tips and tricks on creating this beautiful layout. I love it when people get fearless when it comes to creativity. Happy scrappin’!
Not to worry, there was no fussy cutting involved while creating this cheerful card – Lin used the Butterfly & Flower Cut & Stamp Set by Hero Arts. I am not a big fan of fussy cutting so this Butterfly & Floral set really caught my eye. To get that soft watercolor look, Lin used the Spectrum Aqua floral set and some assorted watercolor pencils. I haven’t yet had the privilege of playing with the Spectrum Aqua pens, so of course I had to do my homework and was pleasantly surprised that you can pick up a set of 12 for about $30. I know, that’s only $2.50 a pen which makes me happy because at that price we can have them all. 😉
Don’t you love how the beautiful watercolor butterflies look like they are about to take flight? This sweet card is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Keep up the good work creating smiles one handmade card at a time.
Something we should all do on occasion is seek out, dust off, and renew the love of those stamps sets that haven’t been used for awhile. That was the challenge when Dot created this unique masculine-themed card. It’s always fun get new stamps to add to our ever growing collection, but what a great idea to dig deep and pull out some of your forgotten faves.
I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Dot for reminding us that we have a nice selection of stamps that are buried in our craft room. What’s old can be new again and think of all the money we just saved by going through our stash periodically. I think we’re all a bit guilty of buying new stamps and tools and forgetting about some of our old faithfuls. Happy stamping and have fun rediscovering some of your old favorites.
I discovered this easy peasy way to make your own chalkboard paint after I had just paid $20 a pint for mine. Oh, well, now we both can make our own in any color we want!
You are just two ingredients away from making your own chalkboard paint thanks to Amy, author of The Idea Room. Click here and I will take you over for a visit. Now that the cost isn’t an issue, my mind is spinning with all the wonderful possibilities. Chalkboard paint is perfect if you’re going for a vintage shabby chic look on furniture; you could layer several different colors (letting each layer dry before applying the next) distress it to your liking, and seal your piece with beeswax. Have fun experimenting!
Who doesn’t love fajitas? Well, how about fajitas on the BBQ just in time for summer? A delicious chicken kebab recipe that’s easy to make and sure to please. You’re gonna love this!
These Fajita Chicken Kebabs are so easy to make and full of flavor; they’re sure to be a hit at your next BBQ. Hop on over to Erin’s blog Well Plated to print out the recipe; Erin really has a gift for cooking healthy food that tastes incredible. Bon appetit!
Thanks for the visit and I look forward to seeing you back next weekend. If I’m lucky I will see you at the next Scrapbook Expo; be sure to stop by the Creativity Center and say hello.