Saturdays With LeAnn

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Happy Saturday my friends, and thank you for joining me today!  I want to share some fun projects created by fabulous designers, and of course a yummy dessert for your summer gatherings!  I hope you can take some time to sit back and enjoy the inspiration.  Enjoy!

Pocket Pages By Amy Little

It has been awhile since I shared pocket page ideas.  This past week I went on a fabulous vacation with my family.  I decided I was not going to put these memories in an envelope and hope to scrapbook them one day. The next day I printed some photos (well, a lot of photos) and decided to make a Pocket Page album.  This was so much fun and got me excited to share some ideas with you today!  Whether you are going on a dream vacation or exploring where you live, be sure to take lots of photos to document your adventures!

Pocket Pages

Today I want to share three of my favorite items for creating my pocket pages.  My first one is Pocket Life Cards.  These contain cards like “Places” and “Today” and can help focus your vacation journaling.  Second would be cut apart pages. These are great for your pocket layouts.  You can fussy cut and layer so many different pieces to create a one-of-a kind masterpiece!  Third, wood veneers or chipboard pieces.  What a great and fun way to add some layering, dimension, and personality to your layout.  Take time to record your feelings and thoughts about your photos in that moment so you will always cherish that special time.  Let me take you over to BoBunny where Amy has created this adorable pocket page.  She will give you some tips in creating this page, along with a list of all the supplies you will need to get started.  Thank you, Amy for your fabulous inspiration!

Shaker Over A Colored Image By Nina-Marie Trapani

The sizzling hot shaker trend shows no signs of cooling down anytime soon.  That is good news for me because I love this fun technique.  Today I want to share a new shaker card inspiration.  Yes, let’s add a colored image underneath the fun sequins!  I always look for some unique and different ways to create shaker cards.


Shaker Over A Colored Image

There is nothing better than receiving a handmade card in the mail!  The cards that leave a lasting memory in my mind are always interactive in some way.  This is truly one of those cards that will forever be cherished.  I highly recommend stopping by the Simon Says Stamp blog where you can see some step-by-step instructions by Nina-Marie on how to create this beautiful card.  You will learn so many new techniques for watercoloring along with adding some magical effects to the card using clear sequins.  This is one technique you don’t want to miss out on!  Have fun creating!

Gift Bags By Riikka Kovasin

These sweet bags are not only adorable but can be used for multiple purposes; they are perfect for Thank You, Get Well, Happy Birthday, Just Because, or just about any occasion you need it for. Basic brown bags can make the prettiest bags for gift giving.  How fun to personalize each one, and then adding a tag is such a bonus!

Gift Bags

These stamps offer fun and unique designs that will be a great addition to any occasion for your bags or paper project.  Don’t hesitate to start playing with these fun stamps and see what great designs you can come up with!  Riikki used the Prima Cling Mounted Stamp Doll with Ruffle Dress to create her bag.  I hope you have been inspired to start your own adorable gift bags!

Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert By Tonia Larson

Chocolate cheesecake is one of the ultimate desserts.  With so many recipes, you will find that this one is just right for you!  When the occasion calls for an extra-special dessert, this creamy, rich, chocolaty cheesecake is the one you will want to serve!

Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert

This four-layer chocolate cheesecake dessert is the ultimate way to serve chocolate.  It is also way easier than it looks. Click here for a full video on how to make this scrumptious dessert.  Your family and friends will love this one!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope this gives you some inspiration and great ideas for a fun summer crafting day!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back here at Weekly Scrapper next Saturday.

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

 

 

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Hello Friend

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Welcome back, my crafty friends!  I have some really great projects to share with you today.  You will be inspired to scrapbook, create beautiful cards, tackle a fun banner for your home, and whip up something yummy in the kitchen for a wonderful dessert!  Take a moment and sit back, relax, and get motivated.

Pocket Page Planners By Layle Koncar

I don’t know about you, but my life is too hectic to get through each day without a planner.  So with that said, why not have one that will brighten up that busy schedule using fun photos and embellishments? Today I have Layle Koncar here to show how you can change up your planner using different pockets as your mood changes; or if you you’d rather keep the pages the same, that’s great, too! Planners are all about you!

Pocket Page Planners

Don’t let those fun pocket page inserts just be for your pocket page layouts; use them for your planners as well.  Decorate them to suit your own personal style.  Pop in a bit of color and and add throughout your monthly or weekly pages. Click here to see how Layle put her planner together to give you some ideas how to get started.  Journaling cards are great for memory keeping and events that you don’t want to forget.  Pull out some of your pocket page pieces, along with your journaling inserts, and dress up your planner.  Your days will seem a bit less stressful as you see your beautiful photos and fun creations brightening your day!

Hello Friend By Kimberly Crawford

This beautiful card was created by using deco foil, adhesives, glue dots, translucent vellum, die cut flowers, a clear stamp, and gold embossing powder. Isn’t this card simply gorgeous?

Hello Friend

Kimberly Crawford is a fabulous designer for My Favorite Things. Click here to see her video which gives step-by-step instructions to create this beautiful card.  She gives great tips for foiling without a machine, and who would have ever thought of using glue dots for her polka dots?!  You will definitely want to give this one a try!  🙂 Thank you, Kimberly, for sharing such wonderful techniques with us.

Just Because By Leslie Miller

I just love Leslie’s choice of stamp for this beautiful, clean, and refreshing card.  It is so fun to recycle some of your older stamps.  Dig into your stash of stamps and reuse some of them you haven’t used for a while. You will be surprised how easily you can turn that “old” stamp back to “classy”!

Just Because

You don’t have to be a professional to create a watercolor look image.  Don’t be afraid to pull out your distress markers and distress inks; you’ll have so much fun creating with them.  Pop on over to Running With Scissors for more of Leslie’s fun projects.  Wouldn’t it be fun to go to your mailbox and receive a handmade treasure from a dear friend?  Everyone loves a beautiful handmade card.  What a joy they are to receive!

 Seashore Banner By Kathy Clement

Today we have a very inspiring seashore-themed banner by Kathy Clement.  The soft colors of teal along with all of the fabulous embellishments caught me eye while I was visiting the Kathy By Design blog.  I highly recommend popping in for a visit – Kathy is sure to inspire your creativity!

Seashore Banner

Layering up elements and shells found during her own beach adventures make for lots of dimension and added interest.  Isn’t it funny how just one piece of paper can inspire an entire project? This beautiful beach-themed banner was created using Prima papers, embellishments, and flowers. Kathy painted some of her chipboard with Picket Fence Distress Ink and added some embossing powder while wet to age it.  Doesn’t this just make you want to take a long walk on the beach?  Thank you, Kathy, for your wonderful inspiration and creativity!

Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake By Elizabeth LaBau

This amazing dessert looks too beautiful to eat!  Just think how your family and friends will be impressed with your talent in the kitchen!  This cake is filled with tangy rhubarb curd and sliced fresh strawberries. I am sure your mouth is already watering, am I right?

Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

This could be used for a very fancy occasion, or you don’t have to put the flowers on top and you’d still have a beautiful cake!  Either way it will be a big hit when you serve it. Click here to find your recipe from Elizabeth LaBau.  She will give you step-by-step directions to create your own beautiful cake.  Have fun creating and enjoy!

I hope you have been filled today with lots of great ideas. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back next Saturday!

LeAnn

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Coconut Macaroon Tart

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Welcome back!  I hope you have had a fabulous week!  I have collected another batch of lovely projects for your crafting inspiration, and I hope you will find plenty of time this weekend to enjoy being creative.

Moments Like These By Azzari Jarrett

I have shared several different types of pocket pages over the last few months.  Today I want to share how to create some of your own pocket cards using some of your favorite stamps, rub-ons and embellishments. Head on over to your scrapbook supplies, dig deep, and pull out some of those treasured supplies you have been waiting to use.  This is the project where your products will come in very handy, and you will have a lot of fun working them into your pocket pages.

Moments Like These

Moments Like These

For you new mommies out there, this is a great way to create your baby album.  You will be able to add your favorite photos, document favorite memories of your child, and add in your journaling.  Pictures tell most of the story but adding cards that complement the photos will complete a darling baby book for your children.  A big thank you goes out to Azzari Jarrett for sharing her beautiful pocket pages with us.

Thanks By Amy Rysavy

Are you looking for a new technique?  Today I would like to introduce you to Amy Rysavy, who will share how she created this beautiful masterpiece.  I just love the vibrant colors, don’t you?  This sure makes me ready for summer!

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Amy created this darling card using Ranger Distress Crayons, Mixables Plates, and Embossing Paste  I am sure you are eager to try this new technique so click here and I will take you over to Amy’s video where you will be able to follow her step-by-step instructions. I am sure this will be one of those techniques you will use over and over again.  Be sure to stop by Prairie Paper & Ink where you will find many more of Amy’s inspirational projects.

Rain Or Shine By Amy Sheffer

April Showers bring May flowers!  This is a watercolored card you will definitely want to make on a rainy day!  The soft watercolors and heat embossing come together quickly, and you will just love the end results!  Watercolor is such a forgiving medium for backgrounds, especially one that is suppose to look wet and rainy! 🙂

Rain Or Shine

Cheer someone up on a rainy day by sending them this adorable card.  You will brighten their day and let them know just how much you care.  Please come with me over to Reverse Confetti Design where you will see how Amy Sheffer created her darling card, and find all the supplies you will need to create your own.

Do It Yourself Hanging Chalkboard By Ashley Turner

Chalkboards are such a fun way to decorate, plus you can infuse a little inspiration to everyone who reads them.  Chalkboards are also a great way of having a to-do list for the family.

DIY Hanging Chalkboard

Chalkboards have been the craze for a few years and they have all sorts of creative uses in the home.  Using chalkboard paint, chalk ink markers, or just writing with regular chalk will get you started on your own projects. This hanging chalkboard is a perfect project if you are a beginner because the steps are very simple.  Come with me over to Shanty 2 Chic where you will find step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun hanging chalkboard.  Thank you, Ashley, for sharing this fun and simple project with us.

Coconut Macaroon Tart By Elizabeth LaBau

This beautiful tart looks like spring itself!  This will become one of your favorite desserts!  It is crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and makes a wonderful dessert choice for anyone gluten free.

Coconut Macaroon Tart

This gorgeous looking tart will definitely make your mouth water and I’m sure you are excited to try this one.  Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what a great treat to make for your special mother!  Click here and I will take you over to Sugar Hero blog; Elizabeth will give you the recipe and instructions to get started on your beautiful tart.

Once again, thank you for stopping in. I hope you have felt some inspiration today and will be able to spend some great quality time doing the things you love to do.  Enjoy your week, and I will see you back next Saturday!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Here For You

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Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on our Weekly Scrapper blog.  I have some real treasures to share with you today.  I hope that these will inspire you to jump out of your chair and get started making some fun projects on this fabulous weekend!  Enjoy the inspiration, my friends!

Page Protectors By Samantha Peyton (aka Sami)

For the last few months I have been showing you some great pocket page layouts.  Today I want to share the varieties of page protectors.  This will give you an idea on how many different types of page protectors are available for you, along with the info on them, all in one spot.  A variety of pocket page protectors will give you lots of choices when creating these types of pages; you definitely do not have to stick with just one design.

Page Protectors

Come with me over to Scrapmaster’s Paradise where Sami will show you many different styles of pocket page protectors.  You will not only learn the different types of pocket pages, but you’ll be inspired by Sami and the information she shares.  As you will see, there are tons of different options and configurations when it comes to Project Life® style pocket page protectors.  The possibilities for your albums are endless!  I hope this will help you when you are creating your pocket page layouts.  Have fun scrapping, my friends!

Here For You By Julia Stainton

I just love the look of rolled flowers and the way they highlight projects to give beauty, dimension, and character.  They create such fabulous embellishments for your cards or layouts.  I fell in love with every little detail about this card – the soft colors, the stunning flowers, and the wonderful dimension. This inspiring card was created by Julia Stainton.  I can only imagine how this beautiful card will bring a ray of sunshine to brighten anyone’s day!

Here For You

I would love to have you come with me over to Belle Papier to see more of Julia Stainton’s outstanding and inspiring projects.  A big thank you to Julia for sharing her sweet card with us.  What a great inspiration!

Watercolor Shapes By Melissa Phillips

Don’t you just love the technique of watercoloring?  This is a technique that is classic, and yet new at the same time. It never gets old! This is such a fabulous way to add color to your project.  Today I would like to share a beautiful card created by the very (very!) talented Melissa Phillips.  She will show you how to create your own watercolor shapes to use as backgrounds and focal points on your cards.

Watercolor Shapes

I love the fact that this card has such a versatile design.  Give it a personal touch by adding a sentiment for the occasion you are using it for.  It is so pretty!  I can never throw away a handmade card.  Can’t you just see this being recycled into a cover of a cute mini album, or even put into a picture frame and then using it as a home décor piece?  Click here and you will find step-by-step instructions by Melissa. Be sure and check out Melissa’s other projects – I promise you will be so happy you stopped by her blog at LilyBean Paperie.

Picture Frame To A Pretty Tray By Christy James

After stumbling onto this wonderful blog Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer I have totally fallen in love with the projects featured! Christy James is one amazing and creative lady who shares such a great variety of outstanding projects. I have to say this is one blog you will want to check out very often, especially if you love to do makeover projects!

Picture Frame To A Pretty Tray

Serving trays are quite the rage right now.  In addition to using them to serve with, they look wonderful as a décor piece on your table, ottoman, or even your counter top.  Make one of your own using the design and color of your choice.  Click here and you will find directions from Christy, along with many more of her outstanding projects.

Soft & Chewy Ice Cream Brownie Cookies By Julie Gransee

This is one of the easiest treats to make!  These ice cream brownie cookies are so delicious you might not be willing to share!  Make them for your next party and everyone will beg for the recipe. They taste amazing and are easy to prepare; you will leave everyone wanting more!

Soft & Chewy Brownie Cookies

Every special occasion needs a special treat.  To give them a festive look, you can add  chocolate sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or crushed peanuts to the ice cream.  Come with me over to the Lovely Little Kitchen where you will find Julie’s recipe and directions.  You are going to love these! 🙂

I hope you have been inspired to give these fun projects a try.  I am sure you will have so much fun creating them! Thank you for sharing some of your weekend with me.  I am looking forward to having you return next Saturday.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a fabulous week ahead!

 

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Vintage Tags

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Welcome back, my dear friends!  I hope you all had a great week and a wonderful Valentine’s Day last Sunday!  Sit back and enjoy the projects that I have to share with you today – I hope they will get those creative minds of your going, and that you have some enjoyable crafting time this weekend.

Colorful Pocket Pages By Nancy Damiano

Pocket pages are a simple and stylish way to tell your story; this is a great solution for getting your photos off your phone and computer. Are you one that has a lot of pictures in boxes?  You can get those into an album in no time. This is a great way of completing your albums without spending hours on only one page.

Colorful Pocket Pages

There are so many different types of themed card inserts that will give you no more cutting, pasting, or even having to buy oodles of supplies. It is simple, fun, and then you are done!  This fun and colorful pocket page was designed by Nancy Damiano. Be sure to visit Nancy at the American Crafts Studio blog. It is inspiring to see how Nancy creates unique and fun pocket pages. Pocket scrapbooking provides endless possibilities! Don’t hesitate to try this fun technique; there are so many different varieties to create that you won’t want to leave your craft room! It is the instant gratification of scrapbooking!  I know you will be hooked once you try it.

Vintage Tags By Marta De 

Today I would love to share some beautiful tags created by Marta De. Tags can be used in a variety of ways and take a package from ordinary to something really beautiful and special. These lovely tags were made using wood embellishments and fabulous mediums to give the wood great color and texture.

Vintage Tags

Notice the beautiful layering, along with the wonderful texture created by using Sandstone Stone Effects on the wood clock. These beautiful tags are so versatile – use them on a package, a layout, a card, or even as an invitation to a party. They give such a beautiful and vintage flare. Click here and you will see a video tutorial to show you how to create your own.

Sincere Thanks By Yoonsun Hur

I hope you will be inspired today to send out one of your beautiful handmade creations in the form of a lovely card. They are so much fun to make and such a joy to receive.  It is a great way of letting a special person in your life know just how much you care.  Who wouldn’t love to receive such a fun surprise in the mail?

Sincere Thanks

This bright, whimsical card was created by Yoonsun Hur. The roses are from Clearly Besotted Merci Beaucoup set with some red and black ink splatters. What a cheerful card!  Yoonsun also used the Storybook 3 Dies to add some dimension.  Come with me over to Rejoicing Crafts where you will find how she created this fun card with all of the supplies you will need to get started.

Dresser With Fabric Inlay By Christy James

Do you have an old dresser hanging around that you don’t want to get rid of because it has been in the family for a long time? Today I want to share a fun way of keeping that dresser and changing it into something beautiful. Once you restore this piece of furniture you are going to have a great appreciation for it since it will no longer just be sitting in a storage area! If you love this project but don’t have a dresser, you can always pick one up very cheap at a garage sale or thrift store.

Dresser With Fabric Inlay

Your dresser with a fabric inlay can be so charming and add a special flare to your room. The fun part of this is that you can use any fabric of your choice, along with painting the dresser a custom color to match your décor. Can you just imagine what you would have paid for this at a furniture store?  Let me take you over to Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer where you will receive step-by-step instructions from Christy James.  You will love her blog and be inspired by the fabulous projects she shares with you!

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes By Alyssa

With spring just around the corner, these cupcakes just scream for warm weather. What a great treat for spring parties! These are the perfect individual desserts that will be sure to put a smile on your family and friends’ faces.

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

These yummy Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, fresh blueberries, and a hint of lemon. They are piled high with a delicious lemon buttercream frosting.  Don’t forget to add your sprinkles; it wouldn’t be a cupcake without them!  Let’s pop on over to The Recipe Critic to get your recipe and ingredients; this is a recipe you don’t want to miss out on! 🙂

I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and that you have been inspired to begin your next one. I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things again with you next Saturday. Have a wonderful week!

 

 

Sundays With Lorraine

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Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to the Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that you found a bit of time to get crafty. One of my goals for this year is to make sure that I take the time to do more of what makes me happy. Since art is proven to be very therapeutic, it’s important to our well being, right? There you go, you now have a hall pass to be creative. 😉

Project Life inspired by Peanut & Bean

Pocket page scrapbooking has proven that it’s here to stay. Creating colorful pocket pages with a clean linear design is a great way to tell your story. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that i’m stepping outside my comfort zone as I have never done a Project Life album, so I had to do a little blog surfing about pocket pages. All I can say is WOW! I can’t believe I waited this long to embrace this amazing way to actually complete multiple albums in a reasonable amount of time. “Ya gotta love it!” The original post for this Project Life layout goes back a bit but I felI in love with the color scheme combined with using both color and black and white photos. Along with the perfectly coordinated pocket cards used to embellish the album, what’s not to love? It didn’t hurt that all the cards are available to print out for free on the Inspired by Peanut & Bean Blog. If you are new to Project Life click here and I will be happy to take you over to Becky Higgin’s Blog so you, too, can catch the fever.

Project Life inspired by Peanut & Bean

I am now officially hooked on the endless possibilities that pocket scrapbooking has to offer. Whether you are going digital or you prefer shopping for your supplies at Scrapbook Expo (which I highly recommend) pocket page scrapbooking has something for everyone. I’m thinking of it as the instant gratification of scrapbooking. I’ve been in the scrapbooking industry for many years and I don’t know many people that are actually up-to-date with their albums  Yes, it’s time to play catch up, my fellow scrapbookers! Think about how with all the time we will be saving, we can be out creating lots more memories to scrapbook.

Hugs To All by Virginia Lu

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be pink and red as demonstrated by this sweet card designed by Virginia Lu. Yellow and orange wouldn’t have been my first thought for a Valentine’s Day card, but it’s absolutely adorable. Who wouldn’t feel a hug when they opened the mailbox to discover this handmade treasure?

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Here’s yet another way to use your color mists. How about customizing your own paper and running it through your personal die cutting machine as Virginia did with the Stacked Hearts die by Simon Says Stamp. Think of all the possibilities! It’s also a great way to experiment with your different coloring mediums. Start out with some watercolor paper cut into A2 card size; this way when you come up with some amazing effects you can use them on your cards and tags. It’s the perfect head start on that next project as well as a great creative release.

Feel A Hug by Loll Thompson

I must confess I have a slight spray mist addiction since leaving CHA last week. There are so many to choose from and I love that you can mix up your own as Loll did here. Don’t they make the most unique one-of-a-kind backgrounds? Loll took it one step further and added more visual interest by using cling wrap and three different colors of spray mist, then ran some embossing paste through a stencil to get the beautiful tulip image. So clever!

Feel A Hug By Loll Thompson

I’d like to thank Loll for being such an inspiration and for sharing this fun technique. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out the cling wrap and give it a try. Click here and I will be happy to bring you over so you can follow along and takes notes. Loll’s card is a perfect example of what happens when you play with your supplies without fear. After all, you will never know what you are truly capable of unless you just dive in and have fun with your art. Keep up the great job of sharing smiles one handmade card at a time.

Year In Review: Photo Frame Display

I still can’t believe that 2015 is over; where did the time go? Realizing how fast time seems to slip by, I was inspired to print out some photos highlighting the year and scraplift this great idea. This project is also a great way to use the leftover pocket page cards that you’ve been collecting. I love it when I can walk into my scrapbook room and come out with a cute home decor piece. 😉  I hope that you’ve been inspired to get some of those precious photos off your phone and printed out so you can create your own year in review photo display.

Year In Review: Photo Frame Display

You might want to make several because they make great gifts for those family members that live out of state. This way you can update the pictures throughout the year. Yes, you will be the hero of your family!  Click here so I can take you over to the American Crafts Blog where you can follow along with Gina as she shares step-by-step instructions to make your own year in review.

Seafood Cioppino Recipe

If you’re looking for a great seafood recipe to create in your slow cooker, this classic fish stew is just the ticket. There is something to be said about taking 20 minutes in the morning to prep the meal, forgetting about it and 4-5 hours later you have an amazing dinner with no muss and no fuss!

 Seafood Cioppino Recipe

This stew pairs well with a simple salad, a loaf of crusty bread,and a bottle of your favorite white wine. I love that it’s easy enough to prepare for a change of pace in the weekly dinner rotation and is equally at home served to company. I’d be happy to take you over to the Taste Of Home Blog so that you can print out the recipe; this is one dish you will be making time and time again. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by – have a great week and I’ll see you back next weekend with more projects to keep you inspired..

 

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Hello, my friends! I hope you had a great week and are ready for a relaxing and creative weekend. I have some cute projects to share with you today, so sit back and enjoy!

Pocket Page Scrapbooking by Lindsay Bateman

“Pocket Page” scrapbooking is quite the rage. What a great way to display your many pictures and complete some albums in no time at all. Build your pages inside page protectors and layer some pieces on top. There are so many wonderful pocket inserts and embellishments available to help create an adorable album.

Pocket Page Scrapbooking

This is an ultra-simple solution for getting your photos off your phone and computer, out of boxes, and into albums. You will save spending hours of time on just one page. Click here and I will take you over to Heidi Swapp’s blog where Lindsay will show you photos and step-by-step instructions on how you can create your own pocket pages. Give it a try; I guarantee you will be hooked!

Hello By Barbara Anders

This beautiful, dreamy card by Barbara Anders is the perfect way to say hello and send a smile across the miles. Who wouldn’t love to receive this lovely and cheerful card in the mail?

Hello

Pull out those die cuts and inks; creating a beautiful card is a fun way to use your imagination. If you are wondering how Barbara created this sweet card, click here and I will take you over to Paper Pursuits where you will find directions, along with the supplies needed.

Thinking Of You

Don’t forget to put your sentiment on the inside! Have fun creating your own, personalized card.

Welcome Baby By Debby Yates

Shaker cards are so much fun; you can never have too many of them on hand. This is such a creative welcome baby card. My daughter is expecting a baby – this will be a fun and adorable card to make for her! Dies really simplify the process of creating a shaker card, and not to mention how these darling little critters really put a smile on your face.

Welcome Baby

Sequins are great for shakers cards, or you can use a combination of beads, confetti, and sequins – they all coordinate together so well. Click here and I’ll take you over to Debby’s blog where you will find instructions and supplies for this darling card. If you have never made a shaker card, make sure to give it a try; I know you won’t make only one!

Canvas Frame by Shari Carrol

Turning a canvas into a piece of art is all about imagination, texture, and technique. This creation is so amazing! I can definitely see this as a piece of art to display at home. Pull out your stamps, inks, crackle pastes, and stencils to get started.

Canvas Frame

Shari Carrol’s talent is very inspriational. Click here and I will take you over to a tutorial video where you will be able to follow Shari as she creates this beautiful canvas frame. Let your imagination run wild and have fun creating!

Raspberry Lemon Bars by Julie Gransee

This is certainly a fabulous end-of-summer treat to share with all of your loved ones.  I am sure this will be one of those desserts that your family will ask for time and time again. I would like to thank Julie Gransee for sharing this yummy recipe.

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Click here and I will take you over to “Lovely Little Kitchen” where you will be able to print off this recipe to put in your files as a must-have dessert. Enjoy making these, and enjoy every single bite!

I am looking forward to spending some more time with you next Saturday. Have a wonderful and creative week ahead!