Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! Today we have a scrapbook layout, a gorgeous watercolor card, a DIY trash-to-treasure project and, of course, a delicious meal that will get you out of the kitchen (and back into your craft room where you belong) in no time! 😉 So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy! You deserve a little creative “me” time.
There is so much more than first meets the eye when you look at this gorgeous layout. I was truly inspired by the way the artsy background complements the photo versus competing for the attention that it deserves. It looks complicated but with a little help from your creative friend Riikka you, too, can pull off your own work of art in no time. Big hugs to Riikka for showing us how it’s done.
I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite coloring mediums and create your own unique backgrounds. There is something to be said about creating a one-of-a-kind piece. Whether you are a mixed media queen like Riikka or just getting your feet wet, you are sure to pick up a few techniques from Riikka’s video so be sure to check it out. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog Paperiliitin. Happy scrappin’ my friends!
I confess, I seem to be on a watercolor kick, but in my defense, there are so many amazing projects using all kinds of fun techniques that it’s hard to resist sharing the inspiration. Whether you’re creating a card, tag, scrapbook layout, art journal pages, etc., there is always room for some watercolor magic.
More often than not when designing a card I don’t add the sentiment until the need arises; that way you’re ready for any occasion. Just grab one of your cards, add a greeting, and you are good to go. Many of you know that I travel often with the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, so things can get hectic. This habit of making my cards without committing to a specific occasion has saved me many times. I highly recommend creating your own stash of not only cards but also background pieces to use at a later date. It’s a real time saver when you’re in a pinch.
How cute is this shabby chic Jewelry Tower?! I can definitely see this beauty sitting on my dresser – it’s perfect to toss your favorite pieces of jewelry into at the end of the day, or maybe your hair accessories in one layer. I absolutely love the blue dishes with the distressed candlesticks, however, you can easily customize your own Jewelry Tower to fit your style and space.
The next time you’re going to yard sales or visiting your favorite thrift store, don’t hesitate to pick up those pretty dishes and make something beautiful. Kudos to you for saving our landfills one recycled piece at a time! One person’s trash is another crafter’s treasure.
I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be creating something beautiful in my craft room instead of hanging out in a hot kitchen! I bet you feel the same way. With a little help from the culinary master Sara, we can all have a healthy and delicious meal on the table in no time.
Flaky and tender fish, sweet and savory teriyaki sauce, and a tropical tasting salsa – you can’t go wrong! Click here and I will escort you over to one of my favorite food blogs Dinner At The Zoo. I must admit it’s thanks to Sara that my family eats so well.
I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared to see more details on these wonderful projects. 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 Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St Paul. I’ll be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and would love to meet you in person. I hope I get to see you at the show!