Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I can’t believe how fast our show season is flying by! There are only three shows left for 2019, so I hope you’re planning to be at one of them. It truly makes my heart sing being able to craft with you in person at the Creativity Center, so gather up your creative peeps and start planning that much needed weekend away – you deserve it.
Let’s get today’s creative therapy started, shall we?
This layout has all the components of the perfect scrapbook page. It has a priceless photo, lots of journaling to share a heartfelt story, and some unique techniques in the background. What’s not to love, right? To see how easily this sweet layout comes together, click here and I will escort you over to Vicki Boutin’s blog so you can check out the short video. Kudos to all of you talented memory keepers, your friends and family appreciate all the love that you put into each and every page.
While spending some quality time on the Elizabeth Craft Design blog I came across this adorable card and knew I need to share the inspiration. Our fur babies are an important part of our lives so why not include them in our paper crafting projects, right? Suzanne used Elizabeth Craft Designs’ new die appropriately titled “A Way With Words, Hearts & Pawprints”. I love that the die can be used to honor both dogs and cats. Let’s get some of those adorable fur baby pics off our phone and into an album or in this case, on a sweet personalized card. For a complete supply list and step-by-step instructions, click here and we’ll take a field trip over to Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
There is no better way to send love and hugs through the mail than with a handmade card. I instantly fell in love with the warmth of this beautiful card. I have a soft spot for watercoloring and I love the painted panel sitting on top of the kraft colored card stock. One of Debby’s favorite techniques that I also love to use is to stamp your image with Antique Linen Distress Inks and then watercolor the image. This creates a soft, painted look without any harsh lines. I hope you are as inspired by this project as I am. Big hugs to Debby for being a constant source of inspiration to her fellow paper crafters; be sure to stop by her blog Lime Doodle Designs anytime you’re in need of some additional inspiration.
Growing up in New York, calzones were a favorite comfort food in my neighborhood but we always had to make a trip to our favorite pizza parlor to pick them up. Thanks to our creative friends over on the Delish food blog you, too, can serve these tasty morsels in the comfort of your own home. The best part of calzones is that you can basically fill them with whatever suits you at the time, so they never get old. Click here and I’d be happy to take you over so you can jot down the basic recipe. Bon appetit, my hungry friends!
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