Happy Saturday to you! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed your family and friends. Today I am excited to share some of the great projects that I discovered this week. Now that Christmas is over, you can get back to doing some crafting that you set to the side. My hope for you is to enjoy your crafting and to be open to trying new things. Always remember, there are no rules in crafting, just have fun and create until your heart is content!
I get asked many times how I come up with ideas to start layouts. For me, inspiration usually comes from sifting through photos (which I love to do). When I find the ones I want to use, I usually come up with some quick ideas for starting my layout. One of my favorite go-to-ideas is using chipboard or die cuts. They are such a great way to add some dimension and character to a layout. I also love to add a lot of layering to my layout, which is another great way to add dimension.
When using chipboard, my favorite technique is to use paint, glitter, stickles, or texturing to give your layout that personal touch. This beautiful layout created by Rachael Funnel has many techniques that she has added to create beauty on her page. To find how Rachael created her layout, along with all the products that she used, click here and I will take you over to A Window To My Scrapping World. You will be thrilled with all of the inspiration! While you are there, enjoy all of the other beautiful layouts she has to share.
Don’t you just love the rich tones of this outstanding card? This beautiful card goes out to all of you very talented stamping and card making enthusiasts. I was drawn immediately to this card made by Sandee Shanabrough. Handmade cards are such a wonderful way of bringing sunshine to a friend or loved one, especially on these cold winter days. Making this card will certainly get your creative juices flowing. You can turn each inspiring card into a mini work of art.
Did you receive some new markers or pencils to add to your stash of craft supplies for Christmas this year? I sure hope you did, because you could use some of your new products to create this beautiful card. This is your year to shine by creating your own beautiful projects. A big shout out to Sandee for this outstanding card! Sandee always leaves a trail of inspiration behind her! Let’s pop on over to Simply Southern Sandee; you won’t want to miss visiting her blog to see this and all the other wonderful projects she has created.
Don’t let those winter blues get you down! Today I want to share a way to add a ray of sunshine to your home, along with using your creativity. A chair makeover is easy and affordable! All it takes is a little bit of paint, a stencil or two, and a dash of creativity to transform pieces of furniture around your home into mini masterpieces. You can turn basic pieces of furniture into functional works of art just by using some stencil magic.
A chair makeover project is not only simple but also very rewarding when the project is complete. Paint can do wonders for blah and bland furniture. But more than just slapping on a fresh color, add some design by using stencils. This is a great way to add pattern and a touch of personality to your chairs. You will be so pleased how they turn out and a new chair will add beauty to your home. Let me take you on over to Stencil Stories where you will find step-by-step instructions. Time to get out of your comfort zone and have some fun!
Hey friends, here is another quick and easy recipe for you today. You still have a couple more days before that big New Year’s resolution of dieting begins! These no bake Chocolate Coconut Truffles are dee-licious. If you love Almond Joy candy bars you will flip for these tasty treats.
These yummy little treats come highly recommended and are also highly addictive. No one, and I mean no one, can only eat one or two! These delicious Chocolate Coconut Truffles can be made all year round and you will never get a complaint about that! Grab a pencil and paper to write down this simple recipe. Let’s pop on over to A Treats Affair where Roxana will give you each step of directions to make these yummy treats.
I want to take the time to be the first to wish you all a very Happy New Year! As 2018 comes to an end, I would like to say thank you for supporting us on our Scrapbook Expo blog. It has been such a blessing for me to have you become friends and follow me on Saturdays. I appreciate your kind words and friendship. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and may you find love, peace, and happiness in 2019.
Hugs to all!