Saturdays With LeAnn

Open If You Dare

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful fall day.  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  I certainly do because I get to share my passion of crafting with you.  I always try to make it a priority to spend some time in my craft room over the weekend and I hope that you do, too.  This is a good time to take the opportunity to try something new.  You never know what new technique you are truly capable of unless you give it a try.  I hope you will find some inspiration today and will also find some new tips and techniques in the projects I have to share with you.

You Are The Best By Kavi Tha

What’s not there to love about this adorable layout?  It is obvious there was a lot of love and detail put into this outstanding design.  It is so exquisite!  Don’t you just love the vintage tones?  Kavi Tha added so many different elements to her layout to play off the colors in the photo.  The Factory 42 Collection was used in this layout, which has the perfect mix of dark and light colors that is suitable for any kind of project.

You Are The Best

There is something about the vintage look that always pulls me in.  Are you inspired to do great things with your products?  Hopeful this layout will give you even more inspiration!  Click here and I will be more than happy to take you over to Kaiser Kraft Design.  I highly recommend stopping by for a visit.  They have wonderful paper lines and embellishments, along with a very talented design team. You will find some very helpful steps in creating your own beautiful layout.   Remember there are no set rules when crafting, just always have fun with it.  Happy crafting!

Open If You Dare By Keia Shipp-Smith

Make your own cute tags, greeting cards, postcards, or even invitations when using Sugar Skulls stamps and the coordinating dies from Taylored Expressions.  This is a time where you can keep the card simple and let the image take the front row seat.  Pop out your image with foam adhesive and give it some dimension to portray that festive feel.

Open If You Dare

There are so many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild by creating handmade cards, tags, and invitations.  Don’t be afraid to add both masculine and feminine styles, along with fun embellishments to get that perfect look for your projects.  Let me escort you on over to Confessions Of A Paperholic, where you can write down all of the materials you will need for these darling projects.  A big shout goes out to Kei Shipp-Smith for sharing her fun projects and her outstanding coloring.  What a great project to help you get in the mood for Halloween!

Wall Art By Pam Bray

Are you ready to start creating some fun Halloween decorations?  This fun wall art will be one that you will want to jump on right away.  Halloween is such a perfect opportunity to be creative. Halloween wall art is one of my favorite things to create.  I love the fact that they are so fast and easy to complete; they provide an instant gratification.  Not only will you love your completed project, so will your family and friends as you hang it up for all to enjoy!

Wall Art

Scare up a good time by creating a wall decor of your own.  You can make your home as spooky as you want this Halloween!  This is a perfect decor to add a little spirit to your home!  I would like to send out a big hug to Pam for sharing this spooktacular wall art.  Be sure to stop by her blog Scrapbook Flair so you can see how easily this project comes together.  While you are visiting her blog be sure to check out her other fabulous projects as well.  You will leave feeling so inspired.

Apple Cinnamon Bread By Glory Albin

Forget the pie crust and get all the flavors of fall in a quick and easy bread! This recipe makes the best Cinnamon Apple Bread!  I love the brown sugar and cinnamon topping, and the bread is moist, flavorful and tastes like apple pie in bread form!  A second perk to this Apple Cinnamon Bread is the fragrance that will bring a wonderful fall aroma to your home!

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Let’s kick off the fall baking season with this flavorful and delicious Apple Cinnamon Bread!  If you are ready for fall baking then this is the perfect kick off!  Apples, cinnamon, and sugar are flavors that are delicious all year round, but seem to be extra perfect for fall.  Click here so you an visit Glory Albin’s blog Glorious Treats where you will find the ingredients and recipe for this yummy bread.  Enjoy!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I hope this beautiful fall day will find you with some time to create at least one of those wonderful projects you desire to make. Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you back soon.

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Love Birds

Welcome back to another wonderful Saturday here on our Weekly Scrapper blog!  I have some very fun projects to share with you today.  I hope that they will inspire you to jump out of your comfort zone and create something uniquely you!

Epoxy Stickers As Focal Points By Leanne Allinson

Epoxy Stickers are so fun and can add a lot of detail to your layout.  Today Leanne shows us how to make them a focal point on your layout.  The bright colors of stickers really give a great overall effect and enhance your page.  The epoxy stickers are a new inclusion to the latest Bella Blvd Studio collections.  You will want to make sure you visit Bella Blvd to see all of their wonderful product.

Apoxy Stickers As Focal Points

Leanne created three small clusters using the epoxy stickers, placing each cluster strategically on her layout. This gave them a purpose to help ground the elements to her page and create a focal point for the eye.  Not only do they look fabulous, but they are so fun to create with.  Let me take you on over to the Bella Blvd You Tube video where you can learn more ways of using epoxy stickers.  A big thank you to Leanne for sharing her darling layout!

Love Birds By Kittie Caracciolo

These sweet love birds are perfect for any spring card or just to send a note to your own love bird!  Love birds are also a great wedding theme and will complement any wedding you may go to. This adorable card was designed by Kittie Caracciolo using an Elizabeth Craft die.  Don’t you just love how the birds pop out on this card? It is almost as if they are singing to you. This card is so sweet and elegant!

Love Birds

Kittie cut the image using white cardstock and colored the leaves and branches with her Memento markers and the birds with her Copic markers.  She also covered the birds and leaves with clear Wink of Stella and added a couple extra leaf sections to the bottom of the branch to soften and cover the bare branch.  Kittie lightly formed all the leaves using her stylus and molding pad.  Let me take you over to Kittie’s blog Kittie Kraft where you can see exactly how she put her card together.  You will be so inspired by all of her wonderful creations.

Flower Heart Wreath By Lia Griffith

Mother’s Day is approaching very quickly!   We all know how much mothers deserve recognition, especially on Mother’s Day.  If you are wondering what to do for your mother, a flower wreath that is hand created by you will warm her heart!  This is a super fast and easy and very special gift that will always be cherished.

Flower Heart Wreath

One of my favorite simple home decor accents is a crepe paper wreath.  It brings so much color and brightness to a dark, dreary door.  They look so real that you will have the urge to smell them even though they are paper.  This wreath is gorgeous and always reminds me of summertime.  Let’s pop on over to Lia Griffith’s blog to see what you will need and the instructions to make your own darling wreath.  Be sure and look at all of the other fabulous projects that Lia shares.  She is one talented lady and will give you tons of inspiration for your creations!

Pineapple Smoothie By Ali Ebright

If you’re looking for a quick way to incorporate a little bit of tropical flair to your day, adding a serving of pineapple to your smoothie is a cheap and easy solution.  It is packed with Vitamin C, lots of fiber, and full of other vital nutrients your body will love as much as your taste buds.

 

 

Pineapple Smoothie

This is a smoothie you will feel good about.  Ali will share the important ingredient that will benefit you having great health.  Click here and I will take you over to Give Me Some Oven where you will want to write down the recipe and begin making your daily smoothie.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I always enjoy our creative time together.  I am already looking forward to seeing you back next weekend.  Have a wonderful week and I will meet you back here next Saturday.

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

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Love You

Hello, my friends!  Welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper.  I just returned home from our first fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show of the year.  I love going to the shows and having you come by and say hello to me.  It is so fun to see you and to receive a big hug!  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today.  I hope you will find some time this weekend to create some of your own.

Love You By Amanda Baldwin

Scrapbook pages are always a great reminder of all that is special to us; they are a great record of your journey and the people in your life.  So as a scrapbooker, it is so important to take those precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks.  When I came upon this beautiful layout I was drawn to all the fine details that Amanda created; this is such a fabulous design that uses lovely colors and showcases her precious photo.

 

Love You

Amanda created this pretty layout using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  She started out by drawing a large circle onto her cardstock and then added watercolors over and around the circle.  After that had dried, she did some machine stitching around the circle repeatedly to create a gentle, textured look.  After gluing her butterflies into position she filled the gaps with die cuts, wood veneers, and enamel dots.  Amanda’s layout is so soft and elegant; I love it!  I would like to say thank you to Amanda for sharing her talent with us.  She is one of the fabulous design team members at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Click here and I will take you over to her blog Happy Arty Days where you will see more of her outstanding talent.  You will definitely be inspired to start that next page!

They Say It’s Your Birthday By Kay Miller

Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved, especially on their special day.  Who doesn’t love cards?  Whether the are simple or detailed; cards are not only fun to give but are also very fun to make.  This one is for those who love to stamp and color.  This sweet card is also one that you can change the sentiment to and use it for several different occasions.

They Say It's Your Birthday

This is such a cheerful card!  Kay used the stamp Forget Me Not for her flowers, and some different dies to add some dimension.  Come over with me to My Joyful Moments where you will find all of the supplies you will need to get started on creating one of your own.  Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come to the person who receives this one in the mail?  Not only will this card warm the heart, but it will be treasured for a life time.

Clip Frame By Shanty 2 Chic

A clip frame is perfect for when you want to display a favorite photograph or artwork without the distraction of a frame.  What’s the best part of this fun frame?  It will only cost you around five dollars to make. Yes, you heard that right!  Clip frames feature an easy-to-use clasp that makes your photos stand out in a unique way, so the artwork stands alone.

Clip Frame

Find a special space on your walls, or set this on a table where you can show off that special photo.  Create several of these rustic warm wood frames and personalize your display.  Let me take you over to Shanty 2 Chic where you can see a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions.   You will love this blog so be sure to check out more of their fabulous projects.  You will be so inspired to make many more Do It Yourself projects!

Thin Mint Truffles By Stephanie Hann

What a perfect time to make and share these Thin Mint Truffles.  Not only do they honor Girl Scout cookie season, but the are also a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day as well.  If you have bought some Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts this year, and still have a box or two, you really need to give this recipe a try.

Thin Mint Truffles

These little balls of goodness are amazing (especially if you love the mint and chocolate combo).  Best part about them, no baking required and only four ingredients needed! I recommend making a double batch because from my experience, they disappear rather fast.  Store them in the freezer, as you would with your Girl Scout cookies.  This will savor the truffles a little bit slower… that is, if you don’t eat them all in one sitting. 🙂  I know you are wanting to write down this recipe so click here and I will escort you over to Cookin’ Cowgirl.  Let’s just say… these will be a big hit with your family and friends!

Thank you for your time today!  Life get so busy, so I appreciate you stopping by.  I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy.  Weekends go by way too fast, so make the most of yours!  Be sure to hug those you love and spend some good quality time with them.

See you back next weekend!

LeAnn

 

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You Are Amazing

 

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Welcome back, my crafty friends.  I have some great projects to share with you on this beautiful fall day, so sit back, relax, and let’s have some fun by letting the creative therapy begin!

Autumn Is Here By Shizuka Hirano

Mixed media is a lot of different things. It can be art pages, tags, alterations, canvases, and many more types of projects.  So today I wanted to share this wonderful fall mixed media layout. To create the background of this layout, Shizuka uses torn paper and adheres it to the background paper.  She then covered the paper with gesso and added some texture using a stickable stencil.  To give it a finish and shine she added some gold glimmer mist. Shizuka used several sheets of paper to give the layout thickness and a chipboard look and feel.

Autumn Is Here

The photos are the stars of this layout. I love the way the embellishments complement and coordinate perfectly with these adorable photos. This is such a stunning layout with the colors, the texture, and all of the layers.  A big thank you to Shizuka for her wonderful inspiration.  I know you would love to have all of the techniques that Shizuka used, so let me escort you over to BoBunny’s blog where you can see the steps to make this masterpiece layout.  You will truly be inspired!

You Are Amazing By Kelly Latevola

Would you like to learn a wonderful watercoloring technique that will make your flowers look dimensional?  This card is absolutely stunning with the vibrant colors and the composition. Kelly uses two different stamps, Sketch Ranunculus and Spring Flowers along with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and created a lovely watercolor background. And better yet, she shares a video giving several new tips and tricks.

You Are Amazing

I know you are dying to see the video, so click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can follow along with Kelly’s step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love it – enjoy!

I Am So Thankful By Kerri Boucher

Today I want to celebrate fall.  It is here with the warm colors, the shades of gold, and the magic it gives to this time of year.  Autumn is always a favorite season!  Kerri shares this adorable card with us and it certainly gives fall a precious welcome!

I Am So Thankful

Where does time go?  With it being fall we will be celebrating Thanksgiving before we know it, so let’s start creating those cards to let your loved ones know just how thankful you are for them! The sentiment on this adorable card really says it all  It’s perfect for this time of year  I hope you will be inspired to give this fun card a try.  I highly recommend stopping by Thank God For Colors and check out all the products Kerri used.  While you are there, be sure to look at the fabulous projects she’s created; you will be so happy you took the time for her wonderful inspiration!

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars By Julie Gransee

These delicious bars are so comforting and perfect for the season.  This is one of those pumpkin recipes that will satisfy all of your family and friends.  If you love pumpkin, then you are going to love every bite of these scrumptious bars!

Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Bars

These Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars are soft, moist, and bursting with flavor.  It is the perfect treat for when you need your pumpkin fix. This makes a perfect dessert for a large crowd.  Let me take you over to Lovely Little Kitchen so you can print out this delicious recipe.

Thank you for your time today!  I know we are all so busy, but I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy.  Weekends are short, so make the most of yours!  Be sure to hug those you love and spend some time with them.

See you again soon!

LeAnn

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Thanks

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Welcome back, my friends.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects from four wonderful designers, and then add to it some yummy cookies!  I hope these will be some projects that you want to create yourself.  So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!

Heritage Portrait By Delaina Burns

I am delighted today to share this beautiful layout designed by the very talented Delaina Burns.  The astonishing moments with our family are not only to be cherished, but are so very important for us to scrapbook.  I love Delaina’s layout and how she added the vintage flare to set off her old photo.

Heritage Portrait

Delaina created her beautiful page using a stenciled background along with the Artisan Powder from Prima. She also added lots of layers by mixing papers, flowers, and metals.  Don’t you just love this soft, vintage look?  All of her embellishments are a perfect match to complement her layout.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog, Delaina’s Embellished Memories, where you will find the steps to creating this page.  This is one design I am sure you will want to use again.  A big thank you to Delaina for sharing this outstanding layout with us.  Enjoy creating one of your own!

Thanks By Inge Groot

I know many of you (like me) are enjoying the shaker-card trend that is going on right now, and I hope you will be inspired to make one of your own. I would like to share this darling shaker card that was created by using the Gift Box Cover-Up-Die-namics windows.  Adding beautiful colored sequins to your card will immediately add color to your background of your card.  Step it up a notch and add a coordinating envelope to your card.  What a sweet surprise when the recipient opens the envelope to find such a fabulous card inside.

 

Thanks

Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend you stopping by the Patterned Paper blog where Inge will share the supplies needed and how she created this adorable card.  You will love how she used this window die to create a shaker card with a beautiful floral arrangement!  Thank you, Inge, for your inspiration!

Well, Hello By Cindy Lawrence

Today I would like to also share this fabulous card created with a new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Well, Hello Dahlia.  My favorite part of this card is the fact that it is a digital file, and the best part is that you can print it as many times as you desire.

Well Hello

Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular.  They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities.  One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored.  This gives you a range of new design opportunities.  Cindy shows us her beautiful coloring skills using Copic markers.  Click here and I would love to take you over to The Creative Closet where you can see the different colors of markers that Cindy used to create this masterpiece. Have fun creating! 🙂

Wire & Felt Flowers By Anna-Karin Evaldsson

These unique flowers are so fun to make and look great in a vase together, or just one flower on its own in a glass jar becomes a great little gift.  The flowers look very nice and decorative, and can be used for different things like gifts, napkins and many other items.  Don’t you just love the look of the twisted wire for the stems?  No need to cover them up with florist tape.  The mixed metals really step up the style.  Try making your flowers from other materials, such as printed paper, old book paper, leather, matte board, or any kind of surface that you can die cut.

Wire & Felt Flowers

So you are probably wondering how you make your wire twists, right?  There is a new tool out is called Twist & Style.  This exciting twist tool quickly and easily twists wire with other materials, including ribbon, raffia, cotton cording, plastic cording, embroidery floss, and fabric strips. The results are so amazing!  Click here to learn how to use this amazing tool. This video will show you step-by-step instructions and you will find yourself having so much fun creating with this tool.  A big thank you to Anna-Karin for another wonderful inspiration.  Have fun crafting, friends!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies By Ali Ebright

You have got to try these!  If you are looking for a cookie that will make you look like a professional baker, these are the cookies for you.  Not only are they so tasty but very appealing as well.  These are full of fresh lime, coconut, and buttery flavors, and topped with a light lime glaze.  They will become one of your all-time favorites!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies
You absolutely can’t go wrong with these.  I highly recommend making a double or triple batch, then you will have extras to give away or even to freeze for later.  Let me take you over to Gimme Some Oven where Ali has the recipe and ingredients for you.  With the days starting to get cooler, it is a great time to spend in your kitchen and do some baking.  Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and you have been inspired to begin some of your own.  I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things again with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week ahead of you and enjoy this beautiful fall season!
~LeAnn~

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thanks Very Much

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Welcome back on this beautiful Saturday!  I don’t know about you but I am having the hardest time believing that it is already August! Time flies by so fast, and because of that… we really need to enjoy some time for ourselves.  I hope today’s inspirations will lead you right into your craft room and that you take some precious time just for you.  I hope you have a fabulous Saturday!

American Beauty By Deborah Wagner

Now that July is over, it’s time to grab your fun photos and get those special memories onto scrapbook layouts.  Most of us probably picked up some wonderful Americana red, white, and blue products, so now is the time to get started.  Americana is a casual style that can be patriotic, primitive, or reminiscent of a country farmhouse, and is usually a mix of the three.

American Beauty

This precious layout was created by Deborah Wagner. She used digital ingredients along with some embellishments from her stash of products on hand.  When people browse through your scrapbook pages and pause with admiration and delight, you know you have created something special. This fabulous layout is definitely an eye catcher and I’d like to thank Deborah for sharing it with us!

Fantastic Foiling By Stephanie Klauck

Have you had a chance to use Deco Foils yet?  With Deco Foils being so popular these days, I thought you would be inspired by this fun card designed by Stephanie Klauck. Today’s card is a fun and simple technique that you can do with Deco Foils.  You will love the unexpected look a bit of foil will add to your card, and it is so easy to do!  Stephanie started with a New York Skyline die and cut it out on Deco Foil toner paper and then ran it through her embossing machine with teal foil. This gives the design a great shine.

Fantastic Foiling

This foiling technique is so simple and really adds a great touch to cards.  Deco Foils help you create dimensional art on fabric, paper, wood, and other porous surfaces. I know once you have tried this you are going to be addicted to foiling!  If you haven’t played with Deco Foil, I challenge you to give it a try.  You will love the end result!  Click here to watch a video created by Stephanie to help you create your own card.

Thanks Very Much By Cindy Lawrence

There is nothing like something cold and refreshing to drink in the summer, and this is the perfect card to create for hot summer days. I love the cool colors and the green tones. Wouldn’t you love to be the one who receives this darling card?

Thanks Very Much

Handmade cards are such a treasure to receive.  Cindy really has a gift  for bringing her images to life with her amazing coloring skills. Cindy uses a really fun summertime stamp set called Tea In The Garden.  The inside of her card is adorable so I just have to share that with you, too.

Limeaide In The Garden

Cindy stamped the tea cup onto X-Press It Blending Card and used her Copic Markers to color it.  It dressed the inside of the card and still allowed space to write a sweet note.  For more of Cindy’s beautiful creations, be sure to visit her blog The Creative Closet.  It is full of inspiration!

Muslin Stamped Bag By Martha Lucia Gomez

Tiny muslin bags are perfect for small gifts, party favors, holiday decorations, wedding favors, and so much more!  Muslin bags can come in many sizes and if you can’t find the size you want, they are so easy to make.

Muslin Stamped Bag

Personalize your tiny bag with using your favorite stamps that will transform it into a beautiful creation.  Add trinkets inside and you will surely put a smile on someone’s face.  Click here and I will take you over to the Imagine Craft blog where you will find step-by-step instructions showing how to create your own personal bags.  To finish off the bag, add a tag stamped to personalize your gift.

Banoffee Pie Dessert By Nila

You are probably asking “What is a Banoffee Pie?” This is a British invention and consists of bananas, dulce de leche, lots of whipped cream, and plain biscuits. Adding cookies to this dessert instead of the biscuit gives it a crunchy, sweeter taste. These are absolutely delicious!

Banoffee Pie Desserts

This recipe can be made into a pie, or as an individual serving in a small glass.  You can make these in a breeze as they come together very quickly.  Let me give you one tip.. be sure not to eat this dessert layer by layer.  Instead, try to get your spoon all the way to the bottom of the glass, getting as much of the good stuff at the same time.  Serve this at your next party and I guarantee it will make a big hit with your guests!

I hope you have been filled today with lots of great ideas.  Thank you for spending a part of your Saturday with me.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back again next Saturday!

LeAnn

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Mini Wood Pallet

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Hello my friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope that you’re enjoying a nice, relaxing day, out of the heat.  I feel honored to have the opportunity to share some projects with you today.  I hope you will be inspired to get some of your creative juices flowing.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Picture Perfect By Belinda Spencer

When I share my layouts with friends and family, the first thing I want them to look at is my beautiful photo, and then take in all of the details that complement the photo.  After all, isn’t our photos why we scrapbook?  Belinda really creates a perfect balance in this lovely layout.  I love her soft touches of flowers along with the description of that darling photo.  Belinda has added texture and visual interest without overpowering the priceless photo.

Picture Perfect

Belinda altered the background by stamping, then heat setting with a fine white detail embossing powder. To create her beautiful background she applied a mist in orange and red, then spritzed with water and wiped away the excess with a paper towel.  If you are stumped and need a great place to start, you can always rely on Belinda for inspiration.  Click here and you will find all the products you will need to create this beautiful layout.

Do All Things With Love By Lynne Forsythe

When I first saw that this card was made with kraft paper, I couldn’t help but think of how many wonderful cards you could create with this paper.  I love this design created by Lynne Fosythe. Take a look at her India ink splatters and her ghost stamping; it all ties together so well with the honeycomb die and flower.

Do All Things With Love

Do yourself a big favor and stop by Lynne’s blog The Next Best Thing where you will enjoy more wonderful projects as you take the time for some creative therapy with Lynne.  You will be filled with bounds of inspiration and be so happy you took the time to visit her blog.

Beautiful Day By Kelly Latevola

Are you one who loves to stamp?  This project is a perfect opportunity to use the tool called the MISTI Precision Stamper.  The MISTI Precision Stamper is an incredible stamp tool that has a simple hinge design to provide consistent stamping for the novice or experienced crafter.  It accommodates both cling mount and clear stamps. This beautiful card by Kelly Latevola was created using the MISTI Precision Stamper; isn’t it just beautiful?

Beautiful Day

Be sure and click here to watch the video on the MISTI Precision Stamper, along with the beautiful highlighting and coloring by Kelly Latevola. You will learn some of her fabulous techniques used to create this gorgeous card.  Stop by You and Your Big Dreams where you are sure to leave her blog refreshed, inspired, and ready to create some of your own amazing cards!

Mini Wood Pallet By Julia Stainton

I would like to share a little bit of extra motivation to create something beautiful for your home.  Are you familiar with mini wood pallets?  These are popular and fun to work with, making it easy to create many new and lovely projects.

Mini Wood Pallet

Julia painted the pallet with some translucent paint which allows the wood grain to show through.  She spread some texture paint through a pretty stencil, adding some interesting dimension. Last, she added beautiful embellishments to give it some character and enhance her pallet.  Click here and you will see this project on the Maya Road blog where you will find all the supplies you need to create your own.  Be sure and check out all the other fabulous projects created by the amazing Maya Road Design Team.

Fruity Brownie By Nikki Gladd

Summer is always such a fun time to enjoy as many different fruits as you can!  They are not only delicious but also very refreshing, and at our finger tips right now.  Today I would like to share this yummy dessert, Fruity Brownies by Nikki Gladd.

Fruity Brownie Dessert

What could be more delicious than a brownie topped with cream cheese frosting and topped with a healthy dose of fresh fruit?  Get creative and mix up your favorite fruit toppings.  Add a dollop of cool whip and you will have a delicious summer treat.  Click here and I will take you over to Seeded At The Table to find the yummy recipe.

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing part of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been enjoying your summer.  I’ll look forward to spending some more time with you next weekend.  Be sure to pop back in next Saturday to see some more exciting projects for your summer enjoyment!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂