Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! As always, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to share projects created by some of the most talented people in our very creative industry. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy.
I instantly fell in love with this artsy layout designed by the very talented Riikka Kovasin. Riikka truly is the Queen of all that is Mixed Media. To see how Riikka transformed a plain sheet of white cardstock into this gorgeous work of art, click here and I’ll take you over to the Paperiliitin blog so you can follow along.
Do you stamp in your scrapbooks? As you can see by this gorgeous layout, stamping your own unique backgrounds can open all kinds of doors. Think of all the stamps you have – the possibilities are endless. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite inks, stencils, and stamps and create your own piece of art. I’d like to send out a big hug to Riikka for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.
This next project designed by Amanda Southern is sure to get those creative juices flowing – it’s play time, my creative friends! You know my motto, if we don’t get in there and play with our toys we will never know what we are capable of, right? I love how Amanda used some of her scrap geli-prints to die cut those artsy little Metropolis buildings.
I know you’re holding your breath wondering “Where do I get that die?” Not to worry, just click here and I will take you over to That’s Crafty where you can order your own. The Cityscape-Metropolis is designed to cut and emboss and can also be used as a stencil. I know it will be a “need it in your life” die. Amanda really broke out the big dogs on this little treasure so be sure to stop by her blog for a complete supply list along with step-by-step instructions.
Be the reason someone smiles today. Opening the mailbox to discover one of your handmade cards is like receiving a hug through the mail. On this sweet card, Amy stamped the flowers with Distress Inks using Simon Says Wild Beauty Stamp Set and Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Die Set for the sentiment. I love the soft painted look that the Distress Inks add to the card. To achieve this look be sure to use watercolor paper, otherwise, the ink won’t move the way you want it to and you’ll loose that artsy look.
If you are a visual person like myself, I highly recommend checking out Amy’s video, you’re going to love all the tips she has to share. Time to break out your favorite stamp sets and your ever growing stash of Distress Inks and create something beautiful today.
If you are a fan of Chicken Cordon Bleu than you are going to love Jessica’s version of this classic chicken recipe. With the coming of spring brings fresh asparagus, add in some ham and gooey cheese all wrapped up in a chicken cutlet then top it off with a yummy, creamy sauce and you have a delicious dinner in no time.
With a little help from our friend Jessica, you too can have your chicken and eat it, too. Click here and I will lead the way over to her blog One Sweet Appetite so you can print out the recipe. Enjoy, my hungry friends!
Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy our creative time together. Have a wonderful week and I’ll meet you back here next Sunday. If by chance you happen to be in the Orlando area next weekend (May 5th & 6th), I’ll meet you at the Gaylord Palms Resort where we’ll be hosting Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Hugs to all!