Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. It makes my heart sing knowing that you were able to carve out a little “me time” from your busy weekend to be creative, so sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy, you deserve it!.

Sweet & Precious Layout By Natasha

I instantly fell in love with this shabby chic layout that I discovered on one of my favorite paper crafting blogs Moments of Tranquility. A shabby-chic and/or vintage inspired design embodies a soft, relaxed, feminine feel which worked out perfectly with the sweet black & white photo. Even though there are a lot of fine details going on, the embellishments complement the photo allowing the photo to take center stage. After all, isn’t that why we scrapbook book – to preserve our priceless memories/photos?  I’d like to send out a big hug to Natasha for showing us how it’s done.

There is so much more than meets the eye going on with this gorgeous layout,  I recommend stopping by and spending some quality time with Natasha as she shares step-by-step instructions on how she created all those fine details. Happy scrapping, my friends!

Coffee & Friends Card By Amy Rysavy

If you’re looking for a fast and easy card that comes together in no time you are going to love this sweet friendship card designed by the very talented Amy Rysavy. Amy used Doodlebug’s Latte Love Shape Sprinkles for the focal point and I am in love with these adorable self-adhesive enamel shapes! Doodlebug Sprinkles are a fun way to add a little shimmer to all your paper crafting projects without adding a lot of bulk.

To see how quickly this adorable card came together be sure to check out Amy’s YouTube video by clicking here. I hope you’ve been inspired to create one of your handmade cards and mail it out to someone special. Receiving a handmade made card through the mail is a perfect way to let those you love know how special they are.

Paper Lanterns

Decorating for a party can be expensive, so why not create a few of the decorations yourself? These paper lanterns are simple to make and since you already have a healthy stash of paper they cost practically nothing. to make. Other than the paper and your favorite adhesive all you need are a few flameless candles and you’re good to go. I’ve seen the smaller tea lights at the Dollar Tree store but you can also find them at most chain stores and many craft stores.

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite patterned papers and give this craft a try, they’re great to use as a table decoration but they’re also fun to hang from the ceiling with fishing line. For additional inspiration, I recommend stopping by the BoBunny blog which is where I discovered this fun project.

Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Foil Packs By Tiffany

Here in Southern California it already feels like summer, the last 2 days have been in the high 80’s, and I am so ready to heat up the BBQ. But even if you’re not ready to break out the grill you can also cook this tasty dish in the oven, so not to worry. What’s not to love about a delicious dinner on the table in about 30 minutes and no pots and pans to scrub?

Tiffany is the Queen of simple stress-free meals so I highly recommend stopping by her blog Creme de la Crumb not only to print out this recipe but also to pint out a few others for future meals. You and your family will be glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy our creative time together. Have a wonderful week and I’ll meet you back here next Sunday. Hugs to all!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Blessed

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Well, another week has flown by and I do hope you all had a wonderful week.  It is so fun this time of year to start planning those fall projects, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. It is time to show you some fun projects that will bring oodles of creative inspiration to your day!

Captured Moments By Cathy Cafun

Today I want to inspire you with this beautiful layout that has a lovely vintage/shabby chic feel.  I love the soft muted brown, cream, and blue colors, with a beautiful range of floral and textures that give it that rustic feel.  This layout has all the components of a perfect page.  Micro-beads are a fabulous way to add more texture to your layout.  Cathy used a touch of gold micro-beads on the leaves by dipping a small brush in clear gloss varnish and randomly brushing over the leaves, which really gives them a pop.

Captured Moments

Cathy added a beautiful lacy chipboard coated with Dusty Attic acrylic paint behind the photo to give it a lovely, feminine touch.  She finished it off by adding a touch of lace to the torn layers and hessian twine to frame the photo. This definitely will pop and draw your eyes to the photo.  I hope you have been inspired by this beautiful layout.  Let’s pop on over to “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” where you will find additional details on how this fabulous page was created.  You will find yourself so inspired by Cathy and her wonderful talent.

Happy Fall By Anna-Karin

Here in Utah it is starting to feel more like fall.  The leaves are changing colors and the air is crisp.  I am having a hard time letting go of summer, but I do have to admit I love the different seasons. I especially enjoy this time of year with the vibrant colors and the beauty of fall.  With that being said, I would like to share this adorable card created by Anna-Karin.

Happy Fall

The beauty of Anna-Karin’s card is that it works great for an autumn card or you can turn it into a fun Thanksgiving card.  Anna-Karin always shares techniques that can be applied to different types of projects. The background of her card would look wonderful on a scrapbook page as well.  Come along with me over to Layers Of Ink where she will give you a full tutorial of her step- by-step autumn card.  You will be so inspired that you will want to pull out your embossing folders and stamps and begin your fall crafting!

Blessed By Kay Miller

This card certainly will brighten anyone’s day!  The beautiful watercolored background was created by using Peerless watercolors, then splattered with a little bit of red.  The “Blessed” sentiment is layered three times, adding some of the Fancy Foliage Detail die cuts, giving the the card a pretty, fall flair.

Blessed

This is such a great time of year to feel blessed, so I hope this beautiful card has inspired you to create one of your own handmade designs and mail it off to someone special.  Click here and I will take you on over to My Joyful Moments so Kay can share all of her products that she used in designing her sweet card.

Paper Hydrangea Wreath By Lia Griffith

As I have said, I am one that really has a hard time letting go of summer.  This is a great wreath for me to make for my front door.  You still have the beautiful summer colors with the deep, warm feeling of fall.  Who would have ever thought that these gorgeous flowers would be made out of paper?  The very talented Lia Griffith gives us some step-by-step instructions how you can create this beautiful hydrangea wreath.  What beautiful fall decor for your front door!

Paper HydraPngea Wreath

The steps are actually very simple to do, and if you do not have a Cricut Explore you can click here and get the pattern so you can fussy cut your own petals and leaves. I would like to send out a huge note of thanks to Lia Griffith for sharing this amazing project with us.  You can click here and I will be honored to take you over to her blog Lia Griffith where she will share how to create your beautiful hydrangea fall wreath.  This is definitely one that you do not want to miss out on.  Have fun creating this one, my sweet friends!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola By Kierste Wade

With school being back in session, you probably need some yummy snack ideas for lunch, a even or quick, running-out-the-door breakfast idea.  And who doesn’t love granola?  Your kiddos will think you are the best ever!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

The basic recipe is so easy and yummy and you can really add anything you want to it.  You can create it adding chocolate or peanut butter chips, raisins or craisins, and your favorite nuts.  If you are a coconut lover you will want to be sure to add that into your granola, too.  Your family will go crazy over this, so you might want to make a double batch it as it won’t last long!  Click here and I will take you on over to A Homemade Life Simply Kierste where she will share the ingredients and recipe with you.  Enjoy! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you next Saturday with some more great projects.  Be sure to check out the last few Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows of the year. Click here and I will take you over to our website so you can start your planning for an amazing weekend with some of your family or friends.  I hope to see you there!

~LeAnn~

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Wishing You All The Best

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Happy Saturday, my friends!  It makes me so happy knowing you are taking sometime to relax and enjoy what you love most.  Sit back, get comfy, and enjoy some of today’s inspiration!

Take Me Away By Jan

This layout all started with a simple background and a few fabulous photos.  As you look at these photos you get that feeling of “Take Me Away” just as the title states. I love how Jan used the Tim Holtz Crosshatch frameworks die at the bottom left corner and added some embossing powder to the die cut.

Take Me Away

As scrapbookers, we know that it’s all about sharing the memories and preserving the moments.  This masterpiece certainly captures a special memory and gives joy and fulfillment. This wonderful layout also includes washi tape placed on cardstock, which was then die cut and accented with gold paint.  The embossed paper was dry brushed with a light green paint on the raised map area. What a fabulous layout created by Jan. Be sure to visit her blog, The Urban Scrapbook, whenever you are in need of some inspiration!

Hello By Lorraine Aquilina

I love using coordinating stamp and die sets.  It is such a fun and fast way to create an adorable card.  I think it really puts a fun spark into card making! Using stamps to create your backgrounds is a great way to stretch your supplies.  This card will certainly deliver a bit of sunshine to a special person.  We know there is nothing like going to the mailbox and receiving a handmade treasure. Brighten up someone’s day by sending them your handmade card!

Hello

This card is so darling I had to share the inside as well!

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I highly recommend visiting the Lorraine’s Loft blog and checking out all the great tips and techniques that Lorraine used when creating her card.  I promise you won’t want to miss out on her other cards and projects.  A big thank you to Lorraine for sharing her darling summer card with us.

Wishing You All The Best By Yoonsun Hur

A feather symbolizes hope and strength, and also make a great image for a clean and simple card. The new Tickle My Fancy set is filled with wonderful, solid line images.  Yoonsun stamped the feathers on watercolor paper using Versamark embossing ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Wishing You All The Best

Using your imagination is all about creativity and taking something as simple as a piece of paper and creating a beautiful piece of art.  I hope you have been inspired today to take out your stamps and let your imagination run wild.  I know you are going to want to create this fun card, so click here and I will take you on over to Rejoicing Crafts where Yoonsun will share how she made her card. Have fun creating!

Denim Lace Flag By Cindy

This adorable flag is one that can be hung all year round, and not just through the month of July.  I love how Cindy used denim and lace to create this shabby chic looking flag.  The neutral colors makes it easy to match your home décor. Can you imagine taking the same pattern and making matching pillows?  How fun would this be for a Americana family room?

Denim Lace Flag

This darling flag is quick, easy, and very inexpensive to make.  Using up some of your own clothing can really cut the cost way down. And how special this would be if you used a treasured piece of clothing?  Come with me and let me take you over to DIY Beautify where Cindy will give you step-by-step instructions to create your denim lace flag to beautify your home.

Maraschino Cherry Popsicles By Rina Gonzales

If you are a maraschino cherry lover, you will definitely want to make these popsicles to give refreshment on these hot summer days!  A maraschino cherry is the ultimate ice cream topper but is also a fun ingredient to use in sides, beverages, and baked goods.
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This fun recipe was found on the Mothership Scrapbook Gal blog.  Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe.  This is one of those treats your family and friends will love on a hot summer day.

Enjoy your weekend, and take some time to enjoy doing the things that you love to do.  See you next Saturday!

LeAnn

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April In Paris

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Thank you for joining me on National Scrapbooking Day! I think this lovely spring day is the perfect time to celebrate the world of paper crafting. As scrapbookers, not only do we get to express our creativity and make beautiful handmade projects, but we also capture and document important and treasured memories. To help celebrate, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and Weekly Scrapper are giving away a $50 gift certificate to use at the Expo of your choice. Make sure and read Jen’s National Scrapbook Day post and enter to win this fun prize. You’ll LOVE Jen’s special round-up of events that celebrate National Scrapbooking Day. There are so many opportunities for you to win big!

I am also excited to share some great projects that I discovered this week on several blogs. I love this saying: “All good things come to those who craft.” I think it’s the perfect motto for National Scrapbooking Day! I hope you will be inspired by the projects I have collected to share with you today.

All Smiles By Gabrielle Pollacco

The first project today is a beautiful layout created by Gabrielle Pollacco.  I love the vintage charm of this layout!  Gabrielle has added beautiful embellishments and details to this layout, and yet her priceless photo is still the first thing your eyes are drawn to. What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo.

All Smiles

Gabrielle used the classic papers from the Maja Design “Life by the Sea” collection.  You can add a little accent just by tearing the two papers and curling back the edges.  Chipboard pieces are one of my favorite embellishments and they add so much character and dimension to a layout. Spice them up by adding some color to get that perfect look for your layout.  Just have fun and remember there are no set rules when it comes to creating your layouts.  I am always inspired when I visit Gabrielle’s blog, so skip on over to Such a Pretty Mess and you will be inspired, too!

Soft And Sweet By Cherry Nelson

With Mother’s Day tomorrow, it’s not too late to create this darling card for a special mother.  This card is filled with a pretty, shabby chic look and is perfect for a wonderful mother.

Soft And Sweet

Whether you keep your card simple or very detailed, your creation will always stand out and be remembered.  Cards may be small but they are packed with so much love and inspiration.  Click here and I will escort you over to spend some time with Cherry Nelson.  You are sure to love her blog and will certainly be inspired by all of her beautiful projects!

April In Paris By Emma Williams

Today we have a fabulous card created by Emma Williams using the outstanding stamp April in Paris by Penny Black.  So stunning and inspiring!  I love how these wonderful stamps give endless possibilities for being creative. Don’t you just love the beautiful colors, textured layers, and fantastic coloring?

April In Paris

Come with me over to Penny Black’s Project Guide for step-by-step instructions.  You will be able to follow along on how to create your own beautiful card, along with a complete list of supplies needed. Who wouldn’t love a little extra color in their world?  What a choice card to brighten up someone’s day! I hope you will be inspired to give this one a try.  Have fun stamping, my crafty friends! 🙂

Antique Window By Cindy

Today I would like to share how to take an old window and turn it from trash into treasure.  Who would have ever thought by adding some paint, beautiful lace, and fun hearts you could transform an old window into a treasured wall décor piece?  Old windows can really give character to a home.

Antique Window

I have a couple in my home and always get so many compliments on them.  One of the first remarks I usually get is who would have ever thought an old window could be so stunning.  The next question is “Where did you ever find an old window?”  The answer to the question is to look at yard sales.  Sometime you can even go to the dump and find them there.  Come along with me over to DIY Beautify where Cindy will give you instructions on how she created her outstanding antique window.  Be sure to browse her blog for more wonderful and inspirational ideas.  You will certainly have a blast creating some new things for your home!

Peach Tart By Kelly Senyei

OK, my crafty friends, it is time to take a break and go into the kitchen and whip up a yummy dessert for your weekend.  This Five-Ingredient Peach Tart is one that everyone is going to love.  Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and wow, you have won everyone’s heart!

Peach Tart

Slices of juicy peaches do all of the talking.  With a layer of buttery puff pastry for the bottom, lemon juice, an egg, and a dusting of confectioner’s sugar to top it off, this is pure flavor of perfection. It is so simple and very, very yummy!  How much better does this get?  You will serve one amazing dessert!

I hope you have been inspired today.  I will be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Denver on May 13th and 14th. Please stop at the Registration Desk and say hello, I would love to see you! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you special moms; I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

LeAnn

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Hello Friend

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Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!  I hope this Saturday brings a ray of sunshine to your day!  We are approaching a new week, and with it comes a chance to start over and try new things.  Today’s inspirations will certainly give you some creative and inspiring ideas!

Amazing Moments By Lisa Gregory

Today I want to share this exquisite layout by Lisa Gregory.  Lisa added several different mediums which combine to make this layout very striking!  She started by adhering paper to a piece of corrugated cardboard along with using texture paste.  I am so impressed with her layering techniques that really give her layout a pop!

Amazing Moments

Lisa added some beautiful flowers, giving it a lovely shabby chic look. This also gives the layout a fun girly feel with fabulous dimension. I hope you are as inspired as I am – grab your photos and get started!  To see more how Lisa put her layout together, come along with me over to What A Beautiful Mess.  Lisa will surely inspire you!

Out On A Limb By Keisha Campbell

Sometimes we just need to create something simply adorable! You can create this card by using two new products, the I’m Tweet on You stamp set and die-namics by My Favorite Things.

Out On A Limb

Keisha truly has such talent for card making! Take some time and visit her blog A Bit East-Coast to see more of her outstanding projects – you will be so happy you did!  Cards are always such a great way to let those you care about know how special they are to you.  Take the time today and create a unique card and mail it out to a special person.

Hello Friend By Debbie Olson

Who would have thought that these beautiful tulips are a digital stamp set and colored with copic markers?  When using a digital file, you can print and color immediately.  I just love the bright color and ray of sunshine this design brings.  This is a card that has such rich, exquisite, and beautiful coloring.

Hello Friend

This digital stamp set is called Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy.  This is one of those cards that you could give for any occasion, and with Mother’s Day just around the corner, what a beautiful card for a special mom.  Break out your markers or even your colored pencils.  You will have so much fun creating your card with this digital image. Click here and I will take you over to Thinking Inking, where Debbie will give you step-by-step instructions on how she created this beautiful card. A big shout of thanks to Debbie for sharing her wonderful talent!

Watercolor Wall Art By Debbie Hayes

Sometimes your beautiful creations should be displayed in your home for not only you to enjoy, but also for your family and friends.  This is certainly one of your masterpiece projects that you could frame and hang on your wall.

Watercolor Wall Art

This gorgeous watercolor art technique is amazing and Debbie uses stencils to create patterns into artwork on watercolor paper or on a canvas.  Be sure to click here for a step-by-step tutorial and supply list to create this outstanding watercolor.  If you would like to see more of Debbie’s beautiful projects visit her blog Paint And Pattern.

Lemon Cheesecakes By Kellie Grammer

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and these beautiful mini cheesecakes would be the perfect way to celebrate the day.  I know moms would love them! 🙂

Lemon Cheesecakes

I love individual desserts.  They are not only super cute, but they also give you portion control, which is definitely a good thing when it comes to desserts!  These are not just yummy but very pretty to serve.  Click here to get your recipe by Kellie Grammer at Tea Time.  I promise this is one that you will serve more than just once!

I have given you some things that will keep you busy until we meet back again next Saturday.  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the week ahead!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thanks

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

Cherish The Little Things By Alicia McNamara

I know you will enjoy this glorious layout from Alicia and I’m very excited to share it with you.  Alicia has such a beautiful and unique style; she inspires in so many different ways with her beautiful papers and embellishments. I always love the way she groups things in a way that draws your eye around the page.  Cherish The Little Things

Alicia’s design has a perfect balance with all of her beautiful elements.  I would love for you to come with me over to Time To Create where you will find a full tutorial on how Alicia created this beautiful layout.  She will share with you how she used her mists to add color to her background.  Thank you to Alicia for sharing your wonderful talent with us. Have fun scrapping!  🙂

Easter Greetings By Anne Kristine

I just love cards, and I save almost every one that has been given to me.  I love going through old boxes of cards and reading sweet, thoughtful messages that my friends and family have written to me.  With Easter just around the corner, I want to share this beautiful card that someone will definitely treasure forever!  I know this will give you some inspiration to start working on your own handmade Easter cards.

Easter Greetings

I love the soft, delicate, and vintage flair of this handmade treasure.  If you have been inspired as I was when I discovered this beautiful card on “Anne’s Paper Fun” blog, you will definitely want to check out more of her outstanding projects using collections from Pion Designs.  Have you been inspired to make and send a card?  Give one a try this week!

Thanks By Shari Carrol

Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved.  I often find myself wanting to send out thank you cards to express my gratitude for the big and small things that are given to me by friends and family. This sweet card is one that you can change the sentiment to “thinking of you,” “have a great day,” etc.  Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come over the person who receives this one in the mail?

Thanks

Shari really has a gift for bringing her images to life with amazing coloring skills.  It is so fun to incorporate water coloring along with these beautiful die cuts.  Click here and you will find a video of the process on recreating this card by Shari. I hope you are inspired to send someone special one of your handmade creations.

Mini Storage Cabinet By Christy James

I also want to share a fun storage/organization cabinet using reclaimed wood.  Would you ever have imagined that something this cute would be made from an old wooden crate?  This is something you can hang on your wall or just sit on the counter.  It gives the room such a fun, shabby chic look and will also give you a small space to tuck things away.

Mini Storage Cabinet

This can be used not only for the bathroom but in any room of your home.  Create two then hang them on the wall for double the space and double the charm.  Let’s pop on over to Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer where you will find step-by-step instructions on how to create this fabulous mini storage cabinet.  Christy James is very talented from sewing, to painting, reinventing, rebuilding, craftiness and everything in between.  You will be so inspired by her projects!

Salted Caramel Apple Tart By Kelly Senyei

Do you love apples?  Today you are in for a real treat by Kelly Senyei.  This caramel apple tart is so fabulous and everyone will definitely want your recipe.  The ingredient list is not very long, and the savory flavors of buttery pastry, tangy apples, sticky sweet caramel, and sea salt is to dye for.  This is such a perfect combination that will be a real treat for your family and friends.

Salted Caramel Apple Tart

This is a recipe you don’t want to miss! For your ingredients and the recipe, visit Kelly at Just A Taste.  You will be so happy you paid her a visit.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s creations and that you have been inspired to begin your next project!  I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things with you next Saturday.  Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous week!

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Love You

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Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  It always makes me so happy to know that you have found some time for yourself to craft. Crafting is so therapeutic and real stress reliever. I know here at Weekly Scrapper you will find many projects to inspire you, along with taking your mind of those stressful things in your life. It is my hope you will find some projects today that will get you excited and let you have fun creating. Don’t hold back or doubt what you can do! I enjoy being able to take this time to be with you and share some of my passion for crafting so sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration!

Adventurous By Mona Pendleton

Let’s start out today with a gorgeous layout designed by the very talented Mona Pendleton. This was a layout created from a challenge of using a selfie photo to describe more than words can say. I myself am not a selfie taker; whenever I have tried it out, I really cringed with the results. My daughters will pull me into their selfies occasionally, and since I love being photographed with them, those are the selfies that turn out the best. How many times do we scrapbook other people and rarely have any layouts of ourselves?  Selfies do make for the most hysterically funny and personal images and really show off personalities, so I loved seeing this layout from Mona.

Adventurous

Mona’s layout is amazing as she used Prima texture paste and a variety of inks for her background.  Adding a combination of Prima flowers and die cut leaves really gave the layout some great dimension. Think of all of the possibilities you can come up with using texture paste and inks, it is just one unique background after another! If you haven’t spent time recently on Mona’s fabulous blog, click here and I will take you over.  You’re sure to leave inspired to start on your next project.  Have fun experimenting. 🙂

Butterfly Inspiration By Amy Sheffer

Are you one that likes to keep your projects clean and simple?  Have you ever come across a template or die cut and wondered just how you could incorporate it into your project?  Today I want to share a darling card that is clean, simple, and very colorful. This is a great way to get away from those winter blues. Remember, spring is just around the corner!

Butterflies Inspirations

Amy Sheffer created this darling card using the Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate and Bitty Butterflies stamp set. She die-cut the cover plate, then stamped the butterfly cut-outs in different colors. Pulling the wings forward gave the card some dimension.  Be sure to stop by Pickled Paper Designs to get your butterfly inspiration. Amy will give you some great ideas and a punch of inspiration to get you started!

Love You By Melissa Phillips

It is always important to have inspiration around us to remind us to be creative.  This is exactly what Melissa Phillips does every time I go to her blog.  She is so inspiring and always portrays such beautiful and amazing ideas.  Today I want to share with you one of her outstanding masterpieces that I know  will inspire you.

Love You

Melissa created the background for her card by using several stamps from Papertrey Ink such as the Sheet Music stamp set along with the Keep It Simple Love mini stamp set.  I love the way this gives some personality to her card.  Don’t you just love the fresh look of her sweet card?  It is amazing what a cheerful card can do!  Whether your style is vintage or simple and clean, you will be amazed how creative you can be with the supplies you have laying around in your stash.  Pull out some of your favorite treasures and don’t be afraid to mix and match whatever you have.

Re-purposed Sweater Pillows By Cami 

I think you are really going to enjoy today’s inspiration piece.  I really wanted to share this with you because I think these are so fun and what a great way to use an old sweater.  Don’t give your old sweaters to the thrift store before you see which ones will turn into a classic pillow.  Once you find the perfect sweater, you will need either a pillow form or some sort of fiber-fill stuffing.  You can even cut up old pillows and re-purpose the filling for a new pillow.  This project can be done super cheap!

Re-purposed Sweater Pillows

Re-purposed Sweater Pillow

What a fun way to make your home more cozy in the winter. Wouldn’t these be perfect for a treasured gift?  Click here and I will take you over to Tidbits where Cami will give you step-by-step instructions.  All you have to do is search for that perfect sweater to make your own one-of-a-kind pillow. Happy crafting!

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Drink By Jaclyn

Even in the middle of winter it is so nice to have a refreshing and revitalizing smoothie!  The Blueberry Cheesecake Protein drink is the perfect pick me up to start your day.  It is filled with yummy and healthy ingredients.  If you love smoothies, you will want to add this to your smoothie list!

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Drink

I’m almost certain you are going to be hooked. It is so good you will dream about this yummy smoothie! Once you try this you are going to have to keep extra frozen blueberries and bananas on hand at all times. A nice plus is that it only takes a few minutes to make, and is definitely a smoothie you will want to make often. 🙂  Come with me over to Cooking Classy where you will find the ingredients and how to create this delicious drink.

No matter what your talent is, today is a great time to try a new technique or to step out of your comfort zone.  Think of it as a “creative stretch.”  Thank you for joining me today, and as always I look forward for your return next Saturday.  Have a great week!