Hello, my friends! Welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper. I just returned home from our first fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show of the year. I love going to the shows and having you come by and say hello to me. It is so fun to see you and to receive a big hug! I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today. I hope you will find some time this weekend to create some of your own.
Scrapbook pages are always a great reminder of all that is special to us; they are a great record of your journey and the people in your life. So as a scrapbooker, it is so important to take those precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks. When I came upon this beautiful layout I was drawn to all the fine details that Amanda created; this is such a fabulous design that uses lovely colors and showcases her precious photo.
Amanda created this pretty layout using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. She started out by drawing a large circle onto her cardstock and then added watercolors over and around the circle. After that had dried, she did some machine stitching around the circle repeatedly to create a gentle, textured look. After gluing her butterflies into position she filled the gaps with die cuts, wood veneers, and enamel dots. Amanda’s layout is so soft and elegant; I love it! I would like to say thank you to Amanda for sharing her talent with us. She is one of the fabulous design team members at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Click here and I will take you over to her blog Happy Arty Days where you will see more of her outstanding talent. You will definitely be inspired to start that next page!
Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved, especially on their special day. Who doesn’t love cards? Whether the are simple or detailed; cards are not only fun to give but are also very fun to make. This one is for those who love to stamp and color. This sweet card is also one that you can change the sentiment to and use it for several different occasions.
This is such a cheerful card! Kay used the stamp Forget Me Not for her flowers, and some different dies to add some dimension. Come over with me to My Joyful Moments where you will find all of the supplies you will need to get started on creating one of your own. Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come to the person who receives this one in the mail? Not only will this card warm the heart, but it will be treasured for a life time.
A clip frame is perfect for when you want to display a favorite photograph or artwork without the distraction of a frame. What’s the best part of this fun frame? It will only cost you around five dollars to make. Yes, you heard that right! Clip frames feature an easy-to-use clasp that makes your photos stand out in a unique way, so the artwork stands alone.
Find a special space on your walls, or set this on a table where you can show off that special photo. Create several of these rustic warm wood frames and personalize your display. Let me take you over to Shanty 2 Chic where you can see a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions. You will love this blog so be sure to check out more of their fabulous projects. You will be so inspired to make many more Do It Yourself projects!
What a perfect time to make and share these Thin Mint Truffles. Not only do they honor Girl Scout cookie season, but the are also a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day as well. If you have bought some Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts this year, and still have a box or two, you really need to give this recipe a try.
These little balls of goodness are amazing (especially if you love the mint and chocolate combo). Best part about them, no baking required and only four ingredients needed! I recommend making a double batch because from my experience, they disappear rather fast. Store them in the freezer, as you would with your Girl Scout cookies. This will savor the truffles a little bit slower… that is, if you don’t eat them all in one sitting. 🙂 I know you are wanting to write down this recipe so click here and I will escort you over to Cookin’ Cowgirl. Let’s just say… these will be a big hit with your family and friends!
Thank you for your time today! Life get so busy, so I appreciate you stopping by. I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy. Weekends go by way too fast, so make the most of yours! Be sure to hug those you love and spend some good quality time with them.
See you back next weekend!