Welcome back, my crafting friends. It’s summertime! It’s the time of year to get out of the heat, kick back, relax, take in the inspiration, and then enjoy your day crafting!
Today let’s start with this gorgeous layout designed by the very talented Lisa Novogrodski. This collection can be created in many different ways, such as a vintage flair with some mixed media, or even a steampunk theme. I love using stamping for my background; if you haven’t yet created a stamped background, you must give it a try. I guarantee it will become addicting!
Along with your stamps, pull out your dies and add some glitter paste from BoBunny. Most important is just to have fun experimenting. Click here and I will take you over to Rainings Artful Life where you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects created by Lisa.
I am a true hoarder when it comes to saving scraps of paper from previous projects. Today I want to show you a darling card utilizing those leftover pieces. Scraps can make such fun backgrounds for your cards! Mixing and matching your scraps can really add character to your card, and can make a fast card with minimal measuring.
Don’t be afraid to apply the same concept to your layouts. You will have so much fun creating different backgrounds. (And look at the money you will save by not buying more paper!) Now that you have fallen in love with this adorable card, just click here and I will take you over to Paper & Passementerie, where Lainie will give you step-by-step instructions that showcase her love of layering. You will be so inspired!
Look at this beautiful colorful background, contrasted with embossed scenery. It’s time to pull out your Glimmer Mists and watercolor paper, along with your fun stamps. This one is all about stamps and mists! You are sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face with this beautiful card.
Whether you have made many cards using watercolor paper and glimmer mists, or this is your first attempt, you will learn some great tips from Jinny Newlin. Click here and it will take you over to Soaring where you will find her instructions on how to create this adorable card. I am sure you will be very inspired by Jinny.
These adorable cat coasters are purrrrfect for all of you cat lovers! How adorable it would be to have these sitting out for special occasions. If you are not a crazy cat lover, you can easily pick another Sizzix die that you can swap out for the cat heads.
With summer here it will be a great time to make these adorable coasters and have a few friends over for a patio drink. This fun project requires very few materials and they are so easy to make. Click here and I’ll take you over to the Sizzix blog where you will find step-by-step instructions by Amanda Niederhauser.
It has been a very hot summer, so this yummy Almond Joy Sorbet is the perfect thing to help cool you down! If you are an Almond Joy lover you don’t want to pass up this delicious treat.
From chocolate chips and slivered almonds, to toasted coconut shavings, this combination makes for a yummy dessert. Its not only tasty, but incredibly simple to make. You almost feel like you are on a tropical island. If you are a coconut lover like I am, you absolutely need to try making this. I will tell you it won’t be one of those treats you make only once. Click here for the ingredients and directions to make this delicious dessert.