Hello my crafty friends! I hope your New Year is off to an amazing start. I am so excited just thinking of all the fun we are going to have during our 2020 show season. It has been 2 months since our last show and I must admit I miss you all terribly, but on a happier note, I’ve been enjoying some quality time in the craft room. The following projects inspired me to break out several new items that I picked up at the shows last season but haven’t yet played with. I hope they inspire you as well!
I love how Maryam journaled the highlights of 2019; what a great way to document those special memories! I was also inspired by all the stamped florals framing the layout. So pretty! Do you stamp on your scrapbook layouts? If not, I hope you’ve been inspired to give it a try. I love using my stamps to customize my scrapbook layouts, but it wasn’t always that way. I remember when I first started scrapbooking over 15 years ago, stamping and scrapbooking were two separate worlds/crafters, but I’m happy to report that we are now all one big crafty family! Have fun creating your own unique backgrounds for your scrapbook layouts one page at a time!
When I discovered this beautiful card on Heather Telford’s blog, I knew I needed to share the inspiration. I share Heather’s passion for a nice watercolored background; add a fun emboss resist and you have a sure-fire hit on your hands. Emboss resist is not a new technique, but there is a reason it has stood the test of time. I can’t wait to break out my new Colorburst powders and play! I highly recommend stopping by Heather’s blog for additional inspiration. Big hugs to Heather for being a constant source of inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.
Has anyone made a New Years Resolution to try to be more organized this year? I know I have, which is why this adorable Mason Jar Project caught my eye. I guess it doesn’t hurt that I have a slight mason jar addiction. 😉 I use them for everything from drinking glasses, soap dispensers, luminaries, organizing my paper crafting treasures – I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea! Big or small, I love them all. Click here and I will take you over to The DIY Playbook so you can follow along with Casey & Bridget as they share a short video showing how easily this cute organizer comes together.
Salmon is a family favorite in my home, so I’m always on the lookout for different ways to mix things up. I love that you don’t need any fancy ingredients to prepare this yummy dish – which means no unexpected trips to the grocery store. With a little help from our friends over on Natasha’s Kitchen food blog, you can have an amazing dinner on the table in under thirty minutes! We all know what that means – happy campers at the dinner table and more time in our happy place – the craft room.
Thanks for stopping by! We are about to begin another great year of fun and inspiration for our fellow paper crafters, and you know what that means: it’s time to start planning that much needed weekend away with your creative peeps! Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to our website so you can check out our show schedule. With this many shows around the nation, the question is not what show you should attend, but rather how many shows you can attend!
Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online!
- 2020 Show List
- Weekly Scrapper Blog
- Facebook Groups by show location
I look forward to seeing you soon. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!
Happy New Year & hugs to all!