Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. You’re just in time for today’s creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy! Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner so I thought you might enjoy the following projects.
These watercolored eggs are so pretty, you almost don’t want to crack the shell. Notice how I said almost – because these pretty little eggs are soon to be an amazing egg salad. But not to worry – until that time they will look oh-so-cute in a basket and or crystal bowl on the table for your Easter brunch.
You can use this technique on hard boiled eggs, you just need to substitute food coloring markers (sold in the cake making craft section) for the Sharpie. Allison used the dyeable plastic eggs sold at Walmart for about $2. I’m going for the real hard boiled eggs. I hope you give these beautiful watercolored eggs a try.
I’m in love with the adorable Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly stamp and die set that Chat used on this adorable card. This is a “Two-Step Stampin’” set which gives you the freedom to switch things up to create different looks. The Thinlet Dies have a mix of open images and detailed images and these dies can cut detailed die-cuts or frame stamped images. With this set, you can have it all!
If you’re like me and you need both the stamp and coordinating die set, you can save a little by bundling them together. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Chat’s Blog Me, My Stamps & I so you can follow along as she shares how this sweet card came together. Chat also has an Etsy site where you can purchase some of her gorgeous handmade cards.
This gorgeous card is sure to brighten up anyone’s day. The rainbow of color is just so cheerful. Yoonsun used Zig Kauretake Gansai Watercolors to create the beautiful background, then she dove into her stash of dies. I love how she used multiple dies to create lots of visual interest.
Now that’s the way to use your tools, just experiment using different configurations. If you don’t play with your toys you’ll never truly know what they’re capable of. Way to go, Yoonsun, and thanks for sharing.
Gina is the hostess of the amazing food blog Skinny Taste. I love how she took this Italian classic and eliminated some of the unwanted calories. The secret is baking the chicken cutlets versus frying them. The chicken remains moist and flavorful, the clean up is much easier, and there are fewer calories, what’s not to love?
I highly recommend stopping by Gina’s blog Skinny Taste any time you need to kick things up a notch on the kitchen. Her recipes are proof that eating heathier doesn’t have to be boring.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you! I just returned home from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Texas and I am happy to report that a fun time was had by all. It’s always a pleasure to create something beautiful with you in person. It’s like having my cake and eating it, too. Hugs to all!