Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I still can’t believe that another year has come and gone. I must say that I am very excited about having the opportunity to inspire you through both Weekly Scrapper as well as in the Creativity Center at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. The beginning of the new year for me means all new and exciting projects for the Creativity Center and I am happy to report that I will be sharing some “holy cow!” projects this season. This will be Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s 20th anniversary and we have a great year planned for you. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to our site so you can make plans to come join us for a fabulously creative weekend.
Has anyone made a New Years Resolution to try and be more organized this year? I know I have, which is why this adorable Mason Jar Project caught my eye. I guess it doesn’t hurt that I have a slight mason jar addiction. 😉 I use them for everything from drinking glasses, soap dispensers, luminaries, organizing my paper crafting treasures – I could go on and on but I think you get the idea! Big or small, I love them all.
This simple DIY Mason Jar Organizer offers any space a little extra storage. So whether you need a home for your makeup brushes or you need more storage space to house your treasured art supplies, this is going to come in handy. Click here and I will take you over to visit with Bridget & Casey; they’ve even prepared a short video on how to create your own organizer.
Kelly had me at the watercolor starry sky! You know I’m a sucker for a beautiful watercolored background. Whether you’re a watercolor artist or just starting out, I highly recommend stopping by the Make It Crafty blog and checking out Kelly’s step-by-step video; you’re going to love it. Kelly really takes the guess work out of creating the perfect watercolored pieces.
I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite watercolors and create something beautiful today. I’d like to send out a big hug to Kelly for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.
Since we were just discussing watercolor techniques and we’re already in the zone, I couldn’t resist sharing this gorgeous card designed by the very talented Shari Caroll. We all have our favorite watercolor paints, and on this work of art Shari used Mijello Mission Gold Water Colors. As you can see, the colors are amazing.
Something else that I want to point out is the hidden surprise under the stars! The two stars with the little hole in them light up when you push in the smaller stars at the bottom. How cute is that?! Shari used Chibitronics White LED Circuit lights stickers. You can use these peel-and-stick circuits to add electronics to any sticker-friendly surface: paper, fabric, or plastic, the sky’s the limit! You can find them on theSimon Says site. Click here and I’ll take you over so you can check them out.
With a little help from our friend Amanda, you don’t need to leave the house for a great chicken piccata dinner. You can have this classic Italian meal on your table in about 1/2 an hour.
Big hugs to Amanda for sharing yet another amazing recipe! The Chunky Chef has become my go-to blog whenever I need to kick things up a notch in the kitchen. I hope you’ll stop by for a visit – you and your family will be very glad you did. Bon Appetit my hungry friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a truly wonderful week. Hugs to all!