Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s blog. As always, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to share projects designed by some of the most talented people in our very creative industry. Here are a few projects that recently inspired me to get my creative mind moving and I hope they inspire you as well.
Do you typically include multiple photos on your scrapbook pages, or are you a single photo kind of scrapper? I personally go for multiple photos which is why I was so inspired by Laura’s Layout. The simple clean lines allow her black and white photos to take center stage. Your eye automatically goes to the photos, then to the journaling, then the background, which is how it show be, right?
Sometimes working from a sketch is just the thing you need to get those creative juices flowing. Click here and I’ll take you over to Laura’s blog so you can check some of the other inspiring sketches.
I do love my distress oxides and am always on the lookout for new techniques to share with you. Since distress oxides react magically to water you can create some pretty amazing backgrounds. Big hugs to Heidi for sharing this fun technique. One can never have too many ways to use distress oxides and now that there are even more new colors out, it’s even more fun!
I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite distress oxides and create your own unique blends. Click here and we’ll take a field trip over to My Little Stamping Blog so you can take some notes. Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.
If it makes you laugh, it has to be good, right? Josefine had me at snarky and Dyan Reaveley stamps and inks. What’s not to love, art with a snarky side? Just hearing the word snarky makes me smile. The definition of snarky is “crotchety, snappish. sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or manner, rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.” That’s straight out of Webster’s! It’s no wonder that when the word is used, peoples’ ears perk up, a little drama is pretty much guaranteed. 🙂
If you aren’t familiar with Dyan Reaveley products, you are seriously missing out. Click here and I would be happy to introduce you to her fun and inspiring blog. You are going to love Dyan’s signature style of unique imagery. I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own unique and snarky mini book.
Are you trying to eat a little healthier but need a little help? If so, then you are going to love this Tofu and Vegetable Stirfry that can be on the table in under half an hour. I know tofu sometimes gets a bad rap for being bland, but the spicy Asian marinade really adds lots of flavor to this pretty healthy dish. I hope you’ve been inspired to give it a try. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Food Network blog so you can print out the recipe.
Thanks for stopping by; I always enjoy our creative time together. It’s show time for me and the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. The summer marathon of shows is in full swing and with 19 shows around the nation, the question is not what show you should attend, but rather how many shows you can attend! I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center.
Hugs to all!