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. We are into the final stretch of our 2018 show season and I do hope we see you at one of the five shows we have left for the year. If you’d like to see the dates click here and I will be happy to take you over for a visit so you can start planning that fun weekend away with your creative peeps, you deserve it.
It’s hard to believe that this little work of art started out as a piece of cardboard and miscellaneous sheets of different textured papers. Riikka used Eileen Hull’s Passport die to create the mini album, then added some watercolor paper, old book paper, cardstock, and even some funky looking packaging paper that she had on hand. I love it!
Just thinking out loud here, but wouldn’t this make a wonderful Christmas gift for one of your creative peeps? If you’d like to see additional pics of this artsy album click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Riikka’s blog Paperiliitin. Riikka really is a talented Mixed Media artist, I highly recommend stopping by anytime you are in need of some serious inspiration.
Not to worry, I’m not going to go all full-blown Christmas on you quite yet, we still have plenty of time. But it is nice to get a head start, right? I just love these new holiday stamps by Paper Artsy, if you are brave enough to make your own Christmas cards you are going to love the 2018 Christmas JoFY Collection. Click here and I will take you over so you can check them out, and while you are visiting be sure to check out the Doodle Tree stamp set. I think it might be my fave – the sentiment reads “May your baubles be unbroken and your tinsel untangled.” Too cute, isn’t it?
If it makes you smile, it has to be good! Well, this adorable little guy is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face and I love the sentiment. The stamp set is appropriately named “Santa’s Little Helper.”
I hope you’ve been inspired to get a head start on those handmade Christmas cards, there are a lot of people looking forward to receiving them.
I instantly fell in love with the layered background that Lori created using some basic supplies (stencils, acrylic paint, and rubber stamps). That is what Mixed Media is all about, that “wow” feeling when you see your work of art come to life layer by gorgeous layer. Big hugs to Lori for showing us how it’s done. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to The Crafter’s Workshop Blog so you can take down some notes.
Be sure to check out the step-by-step video tutorial, you will be amazed at how easily this adorable card comes together. Kudos to you for sharing those beautiful smiles one handmade card at a time.
Olivia had me at Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus, I love them both! You’ll be happy to know that you can have this yummy dish on the table in under half an hour and did I mention it’s gluten-free, low carb, Paleo and Whole30 friendly? Bring it on! If you’re lucky enough to have any left overs, it makes a great lunch the next day. My family loves this recipe over lo-mein noodles.
Hope to see you back soon and if you’re at one of our shows, I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and I’ll have your 2018 “I Created” button ready.
Hugs to all,