Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It always makes me so happy to know that you have found some time for yourself to craft. Crafting is so therapeutic and real stress reliever. I know here at Weekly Scrapper you will find many projects to inspire you, along with taking your mind of those stressful things in your life. It is my hope you will find some projects today that will get you excited and let you have fun creating. Don’t hold back or doubt what you can do! I enjoy being able to take this time to be with you and share some of my passion for crafting so sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration!
Let’s start out today with a gorgeous layout designed by the very talented Mona Pendleton. This was a layout created from a challenge of using a selfie photo to describe more than words can say. I myself am not a selfie taker; whenever I have tried it out, I really cringed with the results. My daughters will pull me into their selfies occasionally, and since I love being photographed with them, those are the selfies that turn out the best. How many times do we scrapbook other people and rarely have any layouts of ourselves? Selfies do make for the most hysterically funny and personal images and really show off personalities, so I loved seeing this layout from Mona.
Mona’s layout is amazing as she used Prima texture paste and a variety of inks for her background. Adding a combination of Prima flowers and die cut leaves really gave the layout some great dimension. Think of all of the possibilities you can come up with using texture paste and inks, it is just one unique background after another! If you haven’t spent time recently on Mona’s fabulous blog, click here and I will take you over. You’re sure to leave inspired to start on your next project. Have fun experimenting. 🙂
Are you one that likes to keep your projects clean and simple? Have you ever come across a template or die cut and wondered just how you could incorporate it into your project? Today I want to share a darling card that is clean, simple, and very colorful. This is a great way to get away from those winter blues. Remember, spring is just around the corner!
Amy Sheffer created this darling card using the Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate and Bitty Butterflies stamp set. She die-cut the cover plate, then stamped the butterfly cut-outs in different colors. Pulling the wings forward gave the card some dimension. Be sure to stop by Pickled Paper Designs to get your butterfly inspiration. Amy will give you some great ideas and a punch of inspiration to get you started!
It is always important to have inspiration around us to remind us to be creative. This is exactly what Melissa Phillips does every time I go to her blog. She is so inspiring and always portrays such beautiful and amazing ideas. Today I want to share with you one of her outstanding masterpieces that I know will inspire you.
Melissa created the background for her card by using several stamps from Papertrey Ink such as the Sheet Music stamp set along with the Keep It Simple Love mini stamp set. I love the way this gives some personality to her card. Don’t you just love the fresh look of her sweet card? It is amazing what a cheerful card can do! Whether your style is vintage or simple and clean, you will be amazed how creative you can be with the supplies you have laying around in your stash. Pull out some of your favorite treasures and don’t be afraid to mix and match whatever you have.
I think you are really going to enjoy today’s inspiration piece. I really wanted to share this with you because I think these are so fun and what a great way to use an old sweater. Don’t give your old sweaters to the thrift store before you see which ones will turn into a classic pillow. Once you find the perfect sweater, you will need either a pillow form or some sort of fiber-fill stuffing. You can even cut up old pillows and re-purpose the filling for a new pillow. This project can be done super cheap!
What a fun way to make your home more cozy in the winter. Wouldn’t these be perfect for a treasured gift? Click here and I will take you over to Tidbits where Cami will give you step-by-step instructions. All you have to do is search for that perfect sweater to make your own one-of-a-kind pillow. Happy crafting!
Even in the middle of winter it is so nice to have a refreshing and revitalizing smoothie! The Blueberry Cheesecake Protein drink is the perfect pick me up to start your day. It is filled with yummy and healthy ingredients. If you love smoothies, you will want to add this to your smoothie list!
I’m almost certain you are going to be hooked. It is so good you will dream about this yummy smoothie! Once you try this you are going to have to keep extra frozen blueberries and bananas on hand at all times. A nice plus is that it only takes a few minutes to make, and is definitely a smoothie you will want to make often. 🙂 Come with me over to Cooking Classy where you will find the ingredients and how to create this delicious drink.
No matter what your talent is, today is a great time to try a new technique or to step out of your comfort zone. Think of it as a “creative stretch.” Thank you for joining me today, and as always I look forward for your return next Saturday. Have a great week!