Saturdays With LeAnn

Gift Bags

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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Hands Of Time

I hope today you are taking some time to relax and enjoy your weekend.  Since it is cold outside, go grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or even a good old mug of hot chocolate.  I want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration I have to share with you on this beautiful Saturday!

Dream Passionately By Cathy Cafun

How do you come up with your ideas to start layouts?  For me, inspiration usually comes from sifting through photos, which I love to do.  When I stumble across the ones I want to use, I usually come up with some quick ideas for starting a layout.  One of my favorite go-to ideas is using chipboard; its a great way to add some dimension to your layout.  This ultra-sweet layout was created by Cathy Cafun using some Dusty Attic chipboard. Using frames is a great way to draw the eye to your photos.  Other favorite techniques of mine when using chipboard include painting along with adding glitter, stickles, texturizing elements, and so much more.

Dream Passionately

What a wonderful design Cathy created, and her details are perfect.  Don’t you just love how she tied all the chipboard pieces together using flowers?  Cathy’s combination of pastels are glorious and makes us hopeful that spring is not that far away.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the blog “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” where you will be thrilled with all the inspiration! While you are visiting Cathy’s blog be sure to check out all of the other beautiful layouts she has to share.

Hands Of Time By Brenda Brown

This beautiful masterpiece can be used for a home decor piece or a beautiful card to brighten up someone’s day.  I love the texture that was created using gesso, modeling paste, and your favorite stencil.  You can always create a spectacular background by spritzing with ink sprays, mists, or color wash.  You know me, I am a big fan of creative and different backgrounds.

Hands Of Time

Brenda created this on a 5 X 7 canvas board.  There is nothing more exquisite than a handmade decor piece for your home.  This distinctive canvas is definitely the proof of what one can do when you open up your imagination.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Brenda Brown for sharing this beautiful and unique masterpiece with us.  Let me take you over to Bumblebees And Butterflies where you can find a list of supplies along with the steps of how Brenda created her canvas.  Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Headboard To Chalkboard By Christy James

Chalkboards are a versatile tool that come in so handy at home.  They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to fit the needs of multiple users.  Today I have to share with you one of the most unique and fun chalkboards I have ever seen.  I totally fell in love with this and so will you.

Headboard to Chalkboard

Christy found this fun old headboard at a thrift store for only $10.00.  It is amazing how you can find great treasures at the thrift store; and so inexpensive as well.  Who would have ever thought of a headboard turning into a useful chalkboard?  I also love the added hanging hooks to add a little more function.  This is one project I can’t wait to get started on.  I have the perfect spot in my home for it.  I know you are dying to make this as well, so come with me over to Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer where you will get step-by-step instructions by Christy.  You will want to jot down some notes and what supplies you will need.  With a little help from Christy, you will be able to create this adorable chalk board in no time. This will be one fun project to create!

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch By Christy Denney

The sweet crunch of this delicious Buttercrunch Toffee pairs chocolate and pecans for a winning combination.  This recipe requires very few ingredients and little effort, but the result is superb, making it appear as if you had slaved over a hot stove all afternoon.

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch

I don’t know about you, but just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.  It looks so yummy!  I can’t wait to give this one a try.  What a fun treat to have when family or friends pop over.  Let’s go on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out your recipe from Christy Denney.  I bet this will become one of your family’s favorites!

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

LeAnn

 

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Pointillism play

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Hello, my crafty friends. It makes me so happy that with your busy schedule you still find some time to be creative and do the things you love.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to share some fun and wonderful projects with you today.  I hope you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some creative inspiration, because you deserve it!

Loved By You by Delaina Burns

Simple and elegant style is what Delaina Burns gives us today with this pretty layout.  I love the white stencil lettering on white cardstock using modeling paste.  White on white portrays such a elegant look and pops out the sentiment on a layout.

Loved By You

When I find a pretty scrapbook layout, I like to be drawn first to the photos, then take in all the beautiful embellishments and details.  The extras should always complement the photos.  I give a high five to Delaina for her lovely layouts.  Creating several layers can sometimes be difficult; its not as easy as it looks.  As you can see on this layout, Delaina has a talent for layering and adding in pretty details.  I highly recommend you stop by Delaina’s blog “Delaina’s Embellished Memories” anytime you need some inspiration; you will enjoy all her beautiful projects. Happy scrapbooking, my friends!

Congratulations by Julia Stainton

This week I have a fabulous card I want to share with you. I am really excited about this one!  I have had so much fun playing with my Die-namics Mini Fringe from My Favorite Things.  This die is a great way to add interest and texture to your projects.  You can create beautiful borders and edges as well as the cute paper tassels.  This is another one of those white on white elegant projects and the fringe die takes it up a notch.

Congratulations

One of the fun features of this card is the slide tab that you can pull out for an extra message.  Here’s a tip: there is nothing like a surprise!  Add an interactive element to your cards when you want them to be extra special!

Congratulations

This card will put a big smile on that new bride and groom.  Don’t you love a card that you can change it up a tiny bit and use it for other occasions?  A handmade card means more to people than you may realize and will always be treasured.  A big hug and thank you goes out to Julia for sharing her outstanding talent with us.  Click here and I will take you over to find the products you’ll need and how to create one of your own.

Pointillism Play by Heather Nichols

Are you wondering what pointillism is?  It’s an age-old painting technique where small strokes or dots of color are applied to a surface so that when viewed from a distance, they blend together.  A beautiful array of ink colors, a light touch, and a little patience are all you need to master this coloring technique.

Pointillism play

Today we have Heather Nichols showing how to take stamped images to a new level.  You will explore a new stamping technique using a polka dot stamp and other tools to apply color to the stamped image in a dot form to color them in. Layering the colored dots together creates wonderful blending opportunities. Click here and I will take you over to Heather’s full tutorial on how to do this fabulous technique.  While this technique takes some time and patience, the end results are so well worth the effort.  Be spot-on with your next coloring project by giving the pointillism technique a try.

Trinket Box by Karen Letchworth

I would like to share how to make a super cute and cost-effective gift.   Give someone you care about a very special and heart-felt, handmade gift that they will love and cherish.  This is a very fun and creative project. These trinket boxes can make such great gifts, so you might want to make several to have on hand.

Trinket Box

Karen shares a quick and easy tutorial on how she created her darling trinket boxes, along with sharing with you all of the supplies you will need for you to get started.  Karen is such a talented lady with always so much inspiration to share. Take a minute and we’ll hop on over together to My Cup Runneth Over. You are sure to leave Karen’s blog inspired, refreshed and ready to begin creating many more wonderful projects.

Mini S’mores Cookie Cups by Jaclyn Bell

Summer may be nearly over but with these delicious s’mores cookies, you can have the taste of summer all year long!  They taste just like a s’more but in more of a soft and chewy cookie form. They are over-the-top and melt in your mouth.  They are a great way of having a s’more without the hassle of building a fire.  If you love s’mores then trust me, this is a dessert you don’t want to pass by!

Mini S'mores Cookie Cups

Come with me over to Cooking Classy where Jaclyn will give you the recipe and ingredients to begin making your own.  These Mini S’mores cookies really are just a little bite of heaven!  Everyone will want more than just one.  When your next party rolls around, this will be the perfect treat.  It is a treat that all ages will instantly fall in love with.  Enjoy!

Thanks for the visit today!  Enjoy your upcoming week and be sure to pop back in next Saturday as I will have some more fun projects to share with you.  I am off to the next Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Marlborough, MA which will be held on September 9th and 10. I hope you will come and spend the weekend with us!  Come by the Registration Desk and say hello to me, I would love to see you!

~LeAnn~

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Thinking Of You

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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 denim journal, and whip up something yummy in your kitchen for a wonderful treat!  Take a moment and sit back, relax and get motivated!

By The Sea By Alicia Barry

I am delighted to share this beautiful layout created by Alicia Barry, one of the fabulous designers for Heartfelt Creations. What first drew me to this stunning layout was how well the color scheme complements the fun photo.

By The Sea

This layout has a combination of fussy cutting and handmade flowers.  Fussy cutting some flowers will add a great accent to your handmade flowers. This is a beautiful example of perfect balance when designing a layout.  It is so important to scrapbook the special moments that we share with those close to us.  Remember that the secret to a lovely layout is to just dive in and have fun creating!  Click here and I will take you for the instructions and supplies to create your own layout.

Just Keep Swimming By Judy Rozema

Shaker cards are all the rage right now in the world of card making. They have that extra element that is sure to delight the recipient, whatever the age.  Children love them for the novelty and adults will cherish them forever!

Just Keep Swimming

I love shaker cards! I was happy that Judy Rozema shared this adorable shaker card; what a fun summer creation. If you are anything like me, you have oodles of sequins and beads in your crafting supplies, and this is such a fabulous way of using some of them.  There is so much to love about shaker cards since they are filled with sparkle and class. So with that said, grab your sequins and beads and let’s get shakin’!

Lovely Friend By Wanda Guess

You can create a very elegant look by using grey and black and adding a small amount of color to your card.  Use a water brush to move the color around on your paper to achieve the look you desire.

Lovely Friend

With the same design, you can create another version using bright colors and a different sentiment while you still have your supplies out!  You will be surprised how different the two cards will look just by changing the colors.

Thinking Of You

Wanda Guess created these beautiful designs by stamping and heat embossing the main image.  She used Kuretake Clean Color Brush Makers to achieve her color.  Wanda added some ink splatters and clear gems to complete the card.  Don’t you just love it when cards come together so quickly?  Be sure to stop by A Blog Called Wanda anytime you crave some serious inspiration. In the meantime, push yourself to try something new! 🙂

Denim Sea Journal By Anna Dabrowska

This denim mixed media journal will look beautiful sitting on your end table, or on an easel to add a touch of décor to your home.  Take it a step further and make it into a beautiful photo album. Jeans are often a real favorite to each of us.  What a surprise when you take your old, torn up jeans and turn them into something this beautiful!

Denim Sea Journal

Denim can be a really great base for mixed media.  Create your own base, or you can also purchase a Prima Denim Art Journal.  This is a great way to practice some techniques and play with mixed media mediums.  Just follow your inspiration!  Click here and I will take you over to a video that gives some guidelines on how to create your own beautiful denim journal.

Lemon Curd By Stacy Bryce

Lemon curd is a thick, soft, and velvety cream that has a wonderfully tart, yet still sweet, citrus flavor.  Seeing a jar of lovely yellow lemon curd in the refrigerator will brighten up anyone’s day! Serve this over shortbread, or try this tangy spread instead of jam for toast, English muffins, scones, or muffins.  This also makes a great filling for cakes, pies, and tartlets, too.

Lemon Curd

Lots of zest and juice gives the curd that delicious lemon flavor. Get the recipe from Wicked Good Kitchen, where Stacy will give you all the ingredients you’ll need to get started.

Enjoy your weekend, and remember to take some time for yourself to enjoy your summer!  Thank you for visiting our Weekly Scrapper today.  I hope you have been inspired with some new ideas. See you next Saturday!

LeAnn

 

 

Freebie Friday – Win a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo T-shirt

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello and happy Friday! I hope you have had a wonderful week. We had severe heat in Toronto this week, but it is getting better now. Our poor lawns were so green and quickly turned brown as day after day of heat continued. I am glad that the heat has broken, and the rain has watered the lawns, the vegetable gardens and our flowers. So nice to see them perk up a bit! Summer days and sitting outside make me smile.

I also LOVE seeing new scrapbook and cardmaking products so this week has been a fun one. Earlier this week, the Sierra Pacific Craft – Mixed Media event took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. While the team was checking out all the fabulous new products, they captured lots of great photos for me to share with you. Next week I will also have a bunch of in booth videos showing you all the exciting new products that will be available soon.

Enjoy this walk through the aisles … Sneak peeks here we come …

Adorn It …

Adorn It

Adorn It

American Crafts … Isn’t this cool!

American Crafts

Bo Bunny … Look at all those Double Dot colours …

Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny

Graphic 45 …

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

Jillibean Soup & Hampton Arts …

Jillibean Soup & Hampton Arts

Jillibean Soup & Hampton Arts

Ken Oliver …

Ken Oliver

Paper House …

Paper House

Paper House

Prima …

Prima

Prima

Spellbinders …

Spellbinders

Spellbinders

The Robins Nest …

The Robins Nest

The Robins Nest

Therm-o-web …

Therm-o-web

Therm-o-web

Visit us on Pinterest at our New, Newer, Newest board for more photos.

This week I thought it would be fun to give away a Stamp & Scrapbook t-shirt! Would you like to win one for yourself? Available in black or white, this t-shirt will make you think of the EXPO every time you where it! Here is a photo of the t-shirts and the lovely Betty!

SSBE tshirts

For a chance to win a t-shirt from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, July 21st.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Fun Stampers Journey. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for $25 gift certificate and their brand new catalog.

The winner is … karenladd

FSJ - Karen Ladd

Congratulations Karen! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Fun Stamper Journey prize winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win this great prize from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo you need to leave a comment on this post.

Until I see you again next Friday, remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook.and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

~ Jen

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So Sweet

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Another fabulous weekend is here!  Once again, thank you my sweet friends for sharing a part of it with me. Today I believe you will be inspired by the wonderful and talented designers I am featuring. I hope you will take some time to sit back and relax and enjoy the inspiration so you can begin to create your own outstanding projects!

Embrace Life by Gina Lideros

This fun layout started out with using paper from the Fancy Free collection by Pink Paislee.  Cutting out some birds from different patterned papers gives balance to the layout.  Have you had an opportunity to play around with watercolors?  This creative background is one that you can experiment with using watercolors and die cuts. If you have not used a watercolor technique before, take the opportunity to give it a try. You will love the beautiful look of watercolor on your projects and will be so impressed by how artistic you will be.  I am sure this will not be the last time you work with watercolors!

Embrace Life

Once the background is dry, you can adhere the birds. Then help bring your layout to life by adding your favorite embellishments!  Creating your own style and technique can really show off your talent.  Most important – just have fun doing it!  Be sure to check out other creations from Gina Lideros.  Click here so I can take you over to her blog Canon Creative Girl.  You are sure to be inspired by her talent.

Love & Hugs by Judy Rozema

This is one of those sweet cards that you can make by using some of your scraps.  If you are anything like me, I keep everything!  I have the hardest time throwing away scraps of my beautiful papers.  I do have to say, though, that I do use them – they don’t just get thrown in a drawer or basket. Use some of your great embellishments and add them to your card.  You will end up with a bright, cheerful card ready to give to that special someone!

Love & Hugs

Take a minute or two and visit Joy In A Jar.  You will find Judy’s blog very stimulating and innovative.  You are going to want to jump right in and start creating your own cards.  A big thank you to Judy for her wonderful inspiration.

So Sweet by Debby Hughes

Watercolor can be applied to card making projects in a variety of different ways. Watercolors are transparent which lend them to great use on paper for layering and creating depth in images. Adding watercolor to your projects creates such an impressive look.  What a great way to boost your creativity level!

So Sweet

Pick a fun sentiment to add to your design, add a few sequins, and you have the perfect card for summer.  Debby Hughes is a fabulously talented lady with so many inspirational projects. If you would like to add watercolor to your next project, I highly recommend you to stop by her blog Lime Doodle Design.  I promise you will be so happy you took the time to do so.  Click here and I will take you over to find the products you need to create this fantastic card.

Cheers For The Red White & Blue by Audrey Pettit

Before you know it, the fourth of July will be here.  It is a wonderful day to spend with family and friends to celebrate and recognize how truly blessed we are to live in such an amazing country. With that said, it is time to start thinking about your July decorations.  These fun, patriotic fireworks are perfect to gather together for a fun bowl filler.

Cheers For The Red White & Blue

These fire crackers are inexpensive to make, yet positively eye-pleasing for the Fourth of July.  Break out the red, white, and blue in a decorative and clever way!  They are a perfect addition for your Fourth of July celebration.  Audrey is such a talented lady, so be sure to visit her blog Audrey Pettit Designs for some of the amazing ideas and projects she has created.  Her blog will definitely be a treat to follow!

Nothing Bundt Cakes By Erica

This cake will not only remind you of the good old days at home, but at the same time open a new world of cake goodness!  These fabulous cakes have thick frosting petals made with cream cheese and real butter. What a special gift to give to a friend or family member for any occasion.  Believe me, they will love every bite of these scrumptious cakes.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

This cake looks like it is complicated and difficult, but the good news is that it’s actually really easy to make.  This is a very beautiful dessert to create and your guests will be so impressed. Click here and let me take you over to Favorite Family Recipes where Erica will give you the recipe on how to create your own bundt cake.  Share the enjoyment of this cake with your family and friends.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post and have been inspired to give these lovely projects a try.  You will have so much fun creating them.  Thank you for sharing some of your weekend with me and I look forward to having you return next Saturday.  Have a fabulous week!

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Dad's Garden

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Hello, my crafty friends!  I hope that you have had some time this month to relax and enjoy the warmer weather.  This is such a wonderful time of the year as we get ready to jump into all those summertime activities. Make sure to take the time to snap lots of photos!  My plan today is to inspire you with some fun projects to add enjoyment to your day and inspire that creative side of you.

Only You By Cari Fennell

As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories you preserve with your family, friends, and future generations. This beautiful masterpiece layout captures a special moment.  It is a great thing to feel the joy and fulfillment that comes from what we have created.  What a special photo to capture the emotions and story in this lovely layout. Isn’t scrapbooking all about recording life’s tender moments?

Only You

This gorgeous baby layout was created by Cari Fennel, one of Prima’s very talented designers.  Whether you just had a baby, a grandbaby, or even if your baby is now a teenager, this is a perfect layout that will be a high priority on your list to create.  Check out all the fun dimension that you can create using the boxed flowers from Prima.  Now that you are in love with this layout, let me take you on over to Cari’s blog Just Me And My Maryjanes where you will find the supplies and tips to start to create your own layout.

Dad’s Garden By Peet Roeven

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better way of telling your father you love him than with a handmade treasure?  Flowers don’t have to be just for moms.  Dads love and appreciate them, too! I thought I would share this fun card for dad with you today. This great card was created by Peet Roeven.

Dad's Garden

Sometimes coming up with an idea for a father can be somewhat challenging.  I know when it comes to shopping for my husband, I never know what to get.  However, I find that a handmade treasure from me is something that he will treasure for years to come.  There is nothing better than receiving a card that has taken some time and thought.  Let’s celebrate Dad this year with a handmade card!  Let me escort you over to Scrap Album where you will find all the materials you’ll need to create your own card.

Spring By Michele Kovack

Are you ready to try a new technique?  Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects for a mixed media project.  You can color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with distress inks and stains for more creative possibilities.

Spring

This stunning card created by Michele Kovack was used with the fun Distress Crayons.  Michele also used JustRite dies to create her focal point.  I love her beautiful arrangement with the flower, leaves, and ribbon, along with her beautiful color scheme.  Please let me escort you over to Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker.  You will find so many inspired projects created by Michele Kovack.  Enjoy trying a new technique!

Stenciled Garden Pots By Jennifer Priest

Looking for something to do with all of those clay pots that have been collecting dust in your garage? Let’s add a personal touch to your terra cotta pots and add some beauty to your porch, backyard deck, or garden.  Who would have ever thought to add a variety of art forms from simple to detailed painting, stenciling, decoupage, and mixed media, to a terra cotta pot?  Clay pots are smooth and the perfect crafting surface for all ages!

Stenciled Garden Pots

Add a little imagination and you will be so impressed what you come up with!  I highly recommend stopping by the Sizzix blog for a fun visit.  You won’t want to miss out on Jennifer’s great techniques.  Click here and I will take you over to a full tutorial video on how to stencil terra cotta pots.  Have fun creating!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake By Elizabeth LaBau

This is a busy time of year with all of the summer picnics, reunions, and parties.  This delicious cake will be the hit at any gathering you attend.  It is such an eye catcher and is every bit as good as it looks!  It is the perfect combination of chocolate cake with a creamy mint frosting.  A classic combination that creates a classic celebration!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake

This fabulous cake is made with a moist devil’s food cake, and filled with a smooth, creamy mint buttercream flecked with bits of dark chocolate. This dessert is one that will obviously only last no more than a day, two at the very most!  Click here to get this fabulous recipe.  You will be thanking me for posting this, so go ahead and give it a try! 🙂

My hope today is that you have been inspired and are ready to create!  Have a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you for the visit today!