Hello and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I’m hoping today finds you all enjoying a carefree summer day. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you, so sit back, relax, and enjoy – it’s time to partake in a little creative therapy!
It’s time to dust off those punches that we haven’t used in a while and create a fun layout. I know we all love our die-cut machines, but we still have all those fun punches that we have collected. We’ve all done those over-the-top over $20 layouts, but it’s so refreshing to create a layout this adorable for next to no money at all; it”s a beautiful thing.
What a great way to use up our treasured scraps, right? Between the priceless photo and the handwritten journaling against the coordinating background, this layout has it all. It automatically puts a smile on your face; what’s not to love?
Hello Card By Tracey McNeely
I instantly fell in love with this sweet card that I discovered on the blog In My Creative Opinion. I think it was the gorgeous summer palette that first drew me in and I knew I had to share the inspiration. Upon further inspection, I noticed that Tracey heat embossed in white onto watercolore paper and colored the beautiful flowers using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Heat embossing images before water coloring is one of my favorite techniques. The embossed edges of the stamp resist any watercolor so it makes it super easy to paint quickly.
I loved the look so much that I purchased a set of the Zig Markers at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo last weekend in Duluth, GA and I can’t wait to play with them. If you are as inspired by Tracey’s coloring with the Zig markers as I am, I also saw them on Simon Says Blog. They also have that MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die set that Tracey used to create that oh-so-cute hand stitched look. Click here and I’ll take you over. Don’t you love it when a card this cute comes together so quickly?
I am so excited to share yet another amazing card using the same technique of heat embossing in white and using the Zig Markers to color your images. The bright vibrant colors perfectly blended create the illusion that you actually hand painted this piece of art. What’s not to love?
I know there are wants and there are needs when it comes to purchasing our craft supplies, but I’m thinking these Zig Markers are one of those needs! Just in case you missed the link in the previous post, you can find these markers on the Simon Says Stamp website. Click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can purchase your own set. Or if you happen to be near one of our shows, we’d love to have you stop by. click here and I’ll take you over so you can check out our many locations.
Talk about being creative, I instantly fell in love with this vintage style camera that houses an adorable mini album. Talk about thinking outside the box! Would you believe that the vintage camera and the mini-album were both made totally from scratch? The camera opens at the top and reveals the mini-album – so clever!
I’d like to send out a huge note of thanks to Kirsten for sharing this amazing project with us. You can click here and I will be honored to take you over to her blog My Craft And Garden Tales where she shares how to create your own vintage camera and album. This is one post you definitely don’t want to miss; not only does Kirsten share step-by-step instructions but she also has tons of photos along with a video tutorial. Have fun with this one, my crafty friends!
If you’re a crab lover like me you’re going to love this quick and easy Crab Roll/sandwich. As stated on the Bon Appetit Blog “The whole point of a crab roll is the crab—get the best you can find, and don’t mess with it too much” .
You’re just a few simple ingredients away from a really tasty summer treat. How perfect would this be served to your peeps at the next scrapbook day? Click here and I will take you over to the Bon Appetit Blog where you are sure to find some delicious recipes.
Thanks for stopping by; have a great week and I look forward to seeing you back next Sunday. I’m off to the next Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and hope to see you there!