Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I have some great projects to share with you today, so sit back, relax, and let the creative therapy begin!
I am delighted to share this adorable baby layout designed by the very talented Meghann Andrew. The magical moments of our children’s firsts are so very precious and need to be scrapbooked, right? It’s in our blood, it’s what we do; preserve those priceless memories. Since as scrapbookers, we can’t seem to take enough photos of our gorgeous babies, we often have more photos than we can fit on a single layout. Not to worry, Meghan has an excellent solution to this dilemma – a mini book as the focal point of the layout!
I love Megan’s solution of adding a mini book to house multiple photos while keeping the layout neat and clean. I’d like to thank Megan for sharing her step-by-step video which walks you through just how easy it was to bring this darling layout together. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to the youtube video so you can check it out. This is one video tutorial you don’t want to miss as you will definitely be using this design again and again. Happy scrapping, my friends!
There is so much more to this beautiful card than meets the eye. It’s time to break out the markers, embossing powders, folders, stencils, texture paste, inks, charms, etc. and get those creative juices flowing.
Pam has prepared some easy-to-follow instructions showing how she created this adorable card. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit, you’re going to love all the fun techniques. Pam really has outdone herself; click here and I will lead the way over to her blog, I wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the fun tips that Pam has to share. Keep up the great job of making those special people in your life feel beautiful one handmade card at a time!
Have you played with liquid masking yet? Liquid masking is applied as a liquid, in this case over the top of a stamped image. When dry, it creates a strippable protective skin- tight plastic film which can be easily peeled away leaving your stamped image exposed. I love it as is, leaving the stamped image black and white, but after removing the masking you can color it in for a different look. Very striking, isn’t it?
I hope you’ve been inspired to give this fun technique a try; you’re going to love it. Thanks for sharing, Adele. This heartfelt card is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Keep spreading those smiles one handmade card at a time.
Spring is definitely in the air and you know what that means: “April showers bring May flowers.” So now we need something to put those gorgeous tulips in, right? As many of you know, I have a soft spot for Ball Mason jars; they have such a timeless look and can be used in so many different ways. I’ve made hanging lamps, I use them for drinking glasses, they are great for organizing your treasured embellishments, and they make really cute liquid soap dispensers, too. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea! Mason jars are amazing, you might even use a few to do a little canning. 😉 Now you’re going to have some really cute mason jar vases. You’re going to love them!
You’re just a few basic supplies away from creating a fun spring centerpiece in minutes. Just in case you haven’t yet seen the gorgeous Vintage-inspired green mason jars, click here and I’ll take you over to the Ball website so you can check out the entire Heritage Collection. They have the blue jars which came out in 2013, the green which came out in 2014, followed by the amazing purple jars in 2015. I double checked and you can still get all three colors on the Ball website. But grab them while you can, because they are a limited edition series. If you have a Walmart in the area, I’ve seen them there for a great price. With Mason jars, we can have that vintage look without paying vintage prices. How perfect would this simple arrangement be to give as a hostess gift at the next BBQ you’re invited to?
If you are looking for something new to add into your same old dinner rotation, then you are going to love this chicken recipe! To be honest, I never cooked chicken thighs in my life until a friend of mine shared this amazing recipe that she discovered on the 12 Tomatoes blog and now I’m hooked. What’s not to love? Chicken thighs are so tasty, versatile, budget-friendly, and because they’re so moist they are perfect as leftovers.
As promised – dinner in under an hour, there’s no need to stay in the hot kitchen any longer than we have to. Now you’re free to get back to your craft room where you belong! 😉 Click here and I would be honored to escort you over to the 12 Tomatoes blog so you can print out the recipe. Enjoy!
Here’s wishing you a crafty week! I’ll see you here next Sunday on Weekly Scrapper, or if you happen to be in the Orlando, Florida area on June 3rd — 4th, we’re having a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the beautiful Gaylord Palms. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center!