Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I just returned home from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Arizona and I’m happy to report that a fun time was had by all. Hugs to all of the amazing people that I had the privilege of crafting with in person. You guys were on fire which always makes for a great show. I must admit that I am getting a bit melancholy about only having three shows left for the year, but again I am extremely thankful that we still have Weekly Scrapper to keep us connected throughout the year.
Have you ever taken pictures with a particular layout in mind? I know I have. Since your priceless photos should always be the focal point of your layouts, I thought you might be inspired by this sweet layout designed by the very talented Kerstin. It makes me smile seeing how she designed the layout around the photo. This obviously would need to be pre-planned to have the children posed in just the right way, but how adorable is the end result? I love it.
For a complete list of supplies that were used on this fun layout, click here and I’ll escort you over to the Scrap FX blog. While you’re there be sure to check out all the must-have chipboard embellishments; there are pages of choices and they are so detailed you’re going to love them. Dare I bring up that Christmas is fast approaching? They have over 70 chipboard embellishments for Christmas alone. Have fun!
I instantly fell in love with the peaceful design of this heartfelt card. To create the focal point, Alice used the Dove Die from Paper Smooches to cut out the main image then colored the negative with Copic Markers and inserted them back into the outline. What a beautiful way to share an encouraging message of peace and hope during the holidays. The background was created by layering the outline cutouts on the card base. What a perfect card to offer a little inspiration to someone that could use a hug from a friend. Receiving a handmade card is like getting a hug through the mail; they are appreciated more than you know.
Very clever! Big hugs to Alice for sharing this adorable card with us. Keep up the great job you’re doing by sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time. Click here and I will escort you over to the Paper Smooches Blog so you can see how easily this card comes together.
Have you started your holiday crafts yet? How cute would these adorable coasters be to gift to your family and friends? You can design them to fit any holiday theme or customize them to coordinate with anyone’s color scheme. I know you probably already have a healthy stash of washi tape – so to create this project all you really need is some basic supplies and inexpensive craft sticks.
This would also be a great project to get the kids involved in. I’m sure the grandparents would love a handmade treasure from the kids for the holidays. Click here and I’ll take you over to ClubChica Circle so you can jot down the few supplies that you will need. Have fun!
This flavorful recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners. Many of you know that I am not a big fan of spending hours in the kitchen, so this tasty dish can be on the table in about 1/2 an hour, after the marinating time. This truly makes my heart sing and I hope it does the same for you.
I hope you’ve been inspired to give this Cajun honey chicken a try – you are going to love it.! I highly recommend subscribing to The Weary Chef so you never miss one of Andi’s yummy recipes. Both you and your family will be glad you did.
Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post. Have an amazing week and I’ll see you next Sunday. If you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Denver Mart located at 451 East 58th Ave in Denver, CO on September 29th & 30th, I’ll be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and would love to meet you in person, I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!