Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. Now that our 2018 show season has come to an end, I’m in serious crafting mode. I finally get to play with all those fun supplies that I’ve collected throughout the show year! I hope today’s creative therapy inspires you to break out some of those new treasures that you picked up at the last show and put them to good use.
Do you share my love of Mason jars? They have such a timeless look and can be used in so many different ways. Whether you are creating these snowy mason jar luminaries or organizing your treasured embellishments, a Mason jar always comes in handy. I use them for everything from drinking glasses, soap dispensers, luminaries, organizing my paper crafting treasures, etc. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea! Big or small, I love them all.
Can’t you see a grouping of these little cuties on your mantel? I like to add those inexpensive battery operated tea lights inside, I can usually pick them up at a Dollar store and they really create a nice warm glow. If you’d like to check out a short video showing how easily these luminaries come together, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to a Pumpkin & a Princess blog. They really come together pretty easily and I’m thinking a set or two of these might come in handy for when you have to pull a gift out of the air!
Kristina had me at the beautiful inky background and heat embossed snowflakes! Add in the circular card and you have a definite hit, don’t you agree? I must confess I’ve never made a circular card before and I really love the circular shape with the snowflakes. The snowflake stamps are by Pink & Main in case you need them in your life. 🙂 You’ll be happy to hear that there is also a coordinating die set available for this set.
Kristina never ceases to amaze me, she really has the best tips and techniques and is a true inspiration to her fellow paper crafters. If you haven’t yet experienced one of her videos, click here and I’ll take you over to her blog for a little creative therapy.
Handmade decorations are a great way to get you in the holiday spirit. These sweet Christmas ornaments come together very easily. Wouldn’t they be a fun craft project to make with the kids while they’re on Christmas vacation? It’s also a fun project to do while watching those Hallmark Christmas movies. 🙂
Big hugs to Jennie for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters. I highly recommend stopping by her blog Live The Dream any time you are in need of some serious inspiration, you are going to love her shabby chic designs. All the details to recreate these ornaments are over on the blog at Calico Craft Parts including step-by-step instructions. Happy crafting!
With the holidays upon us and things being so crazy busy I knew could use a quick and easy dinner idea. You are going to love this one-pan chicken breast dinner that comes together in 20 minutes or less. Click here and I’ll take you over on the Kitchn food blog so you can print out the recipe. This is definitely a dinner that your family will be requesting time and time again.
As always, thank you for joining me today and happy crafting. Hugs to all!