Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some “ME” time to get your craft on. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I get to share my passion for crafting with you when we’re not at the Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.
The sweet sentiment on this adorable baby layout says it all: “sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” How true is that? It brings to mind one of my favorite quotes “Enjoy the little things in life for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.” I often use quotes that speak to me in my layouts, sometimes as a title, or as part of my journaling. I typically type them out in a favorite font, print them, ink them up, and attach it to my layout in some creative way. It’s also really cute when you can stamp them out like Leonie did.
There is something to be said about creating with pictures and heartfelt words and text. I hope you’ve been inspired to try adding some of your personal feelings and favorite quotes to your projects. Happy scrappin’!
This adorable baby card, designed by the amazing Debby Yates, is so very cute! It has inspired me to make a baby mini album and this is the inspiration for the cover. Check out the sweet little critters that were stamped using Simon Says Baby Party Animals from the Falling For You collection. Ya gotta love ’em; I’m sensing another one of those “need it in your life” stamp sets 😉 and the best part is there’s is a matching die, so no fussy cutting. Yay!
I highly recommend stopping by and spending some creative time with Debby on her blog; you are guaranteed to leave fully inspired to start that next project.
Would you believe that these beautiful cards are one layer and perfect for sending through good ole’ fashioned snail mail? I tend to go a bit over-the-top when I’m in a mixed media mood and my cards tend to be too thick to send through the mail. So needless to say, I was very inspired to give Riikka’s techniques a try. Be sure to stop by the Paperiliitin so you can follow along while Riikka shares how she created these beautiful pieces of art.
Creativity is all about using your imagination to take something as simple as a piece of paper and creating a beautiful piece of art. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite inks and stamps and let your imagination run free. Keep sharing the magic by creating your handmade treasures! Just thinking out loud, but if I was the recipient of one of these gorgeous cards, it would be going into a shabby chic frame and hung in my scrapbook room.
As a scrapbooker, I love to create new ways to display my photos, so I was pretty excited to discover this adorable project using the Flip Frame By Tim Holtz. I love how Shari collaged the tag to hang from the rings; too cute!
I don’t want to scare anyone but I feel the need to share that the holidays are sneaking up on us (only 3 1/2 short months). It’s not too early to start planning! Wouldn’t this make a perfect gift for that special person; after all, nothing says “I Love You” more than giving the gift of memories during the holidays. I know you’re going to want to make several of these little treasures so click here and I will take you over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog where Shari shares a great video tutorial on how she completed this adorable piece.
I have to apologize for the slightly fuzzy photo (I wasn’t able to capture a clearer image), but I didn’t want you to miss out on this yummy and oh-so-easy recipe. While you still have zucchini and summer squash in the garden, this is an excellent way to use them (no worries if you don’t have a garden, that’s what we have grocery stores for! 😉 )
Sound good? Just add a loaf of crusty bread, a nice salad, and you have dinner worthy of company. It doesn’t get much better than a delicious dinner in under an hour. Click here so I can take you over to the Taste Of Home Blog where you can print out the recipe. You might want to print out a few extras because you will be asked for the recipe. (Just watching out for ya 😉 .) Bon Appetit!
Have a wonderful week; I look forward to spending some creative time with you again next Sunday.