Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to another week on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Sunday and that you are ready for today’s creative therapy. After the busy week that you’ve just survived, you deserve a little creative time to unwind.
We have all done those layouts that cost a little more than we expected, so to offset things a bit I thought you might enjoy this sweet layout using pretty much scraps. Isn’t this a great way to use all those diagonal paper scraps that we all have on hand? I like how Kim layered the paper strips side by side but left a little space in between so the patterns didn’t overpower each other. Great tip! Notice how the photos still take center stage, which is how it should be. Don’t you just love the subtle texture that the machine stitching gives to the layout? Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Bella Blvd blog so you can see how easily this layout comes together.
Do you struggle with creating the perfect sympathy card? Then you are going to love this heartfelt card. Butterflies have a very spiritual meaning for many, myself included, so having these gorgeous butterflies as the focal point is perfect. You all know I enjoy a good watercolored project and this one made my heart sing. I love how Debby enhanced the shading of the butterflies with her colored pencils; great tip, Debby! Debby has been a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters and I highly recommend subscribing to her blog Lime Doodle Design. Click here and I’ll take you over for a visit. Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.
I love these Jillibean wood planks, they are the perfect blank canvas for all kinds of home decor projects. This 12″ oval wood plank is perfect for a fun handwritten message and comes together in no time. Just thinking out loud here, but wouldn’t these make a great gift for the holidays? The black and white color combo works with any decor so why not get a head start? Click here and I will take you over to the Jillibean Soup blog so you can create your own chalkboard home decor piece.
Nothing screams summer more than a good seafood dinner. This yummy seafood pasta is perfect if you are looking for something a bit showy for entertaining or for something different for your weeknight dinners. You’ll be happy to know that this yummy dish can be on the table in under an hour with a little help from the culinary genius of Sara. Click here and I’ll escort you over to one of my favorite food blogs Dinner At The Zoo so you can print out the recipe. Bon appetit!
Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with me and I hope you have an amazing week in front of you. I look forward to seeing you at one of our shows. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and we’ll make something beautiful together!
Hugs to all, Lorraine