Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peeks of the projects that you can be creating at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s Creativity Center. Things are back to normal with my regular Sunday posts and the scrapbook season has officially begun for me, so I’m back on the road and heading your way! I hope to see many of you at the shows – I have so much to share with you so be sure to stop by the Creativity Center and say hello.
Missy had me at a watercolored background and using your scraps! I have been in the paper crafting industry for over 15 years and I’ve yet to meet a scrapbooker that doesn’t own a healthy stash of scraps. Like fabric is to a quilter, paper scraps are to a scrapbooker/card maker. With that said, I hope you’ve been inspired to break out those treasured scraps and transform them into a beautiful scrapbook layout.
I instantly fell in love with what Missy created using some of her favorite Bella Blvd scraps. How creative to have the butterflies look as though they are about to fly off the page. I also love how it appears as though the person in the photo is looking at the butterflies. Way to go Missy, hugs to you for sharing the inspiration! It’s the fine details that take your scrapbooking to the next level. Now that you have fallen in love with this adorable layout, I highly recommend stopping by the Something Beautiful blog so you can follow along as Missy’s shares step by step instructions on how this layout comes together. Happy Scrappin my friends!
We all love our trusty foam applicators to apply inks/various water-based coloring mediums – but have you ever used a brush to apply ink? I just discovered these Inkylicious Ink Dusters – they are blending brushes which allow you to create fantastic inky effects on all your paper crafts. Ink Dusters™ can be used with many different coloring mediums – ink pads (Dye, Pigment, Distress, Pearlescent etc.) and also used with liquid inks, mica sprays, all other paints or any water-based mediums, along with chalks and pastels, to name a few.
Now that your very creative mind is spinning with ideas on how you are going to make magical backgrounds with these must-have brushes, click here and I will take you on a little field trip over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog, and then onto Lime Doodle Designs so you can follow along as Debby shares how she created this elegant card. Stamping has come such a long way and the techniques are so varied, a constantly evolving craft which can incorporate much more than just an ink pad. I hope you’ve been inspired to give Debby’s techniques a try.
How cute are these easy to make Easter accessories?! Can’t you see these cute little guys holding your flatware during Easter brunch or holding some beautiful spring flowers? 😉
Melissa used spray paint to color the outside of the jars for a quick & easy craft. However, you could also use acrylic paint on the inside if that’s what you have on hand. Click here and I’ll take you over to the No. 2 Pencil Blog so you can follow along as Melissa shares just how easily this project comes together.
I have a soft spot for shrimp and pasta so when I discovered this yummy recipe on the My Incredible Recipes blog, I knew I had to share the love. As if you need any more convincing, I want you to know that with a little help from your creative friends over at My Incredible Recipes, you can have this tasty dish on the table in under half an hour.
I gave this recipe a try and my family liked it so much they had me cook it twice in the same week! I did try it with both chicken and shrimp – I will say I preferred it with the shrimp but it’s up to you. I highly recommend stopping by My Incredible Recipes blog and printing out a couple of copies of the recipe. I guarantee your friends and family will be asking how you made it. Bon appetit!
Thanks for stopping by – have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next Sunday.