Hello, my friends. It’s hard to believe that it is September already! Where did our summer go? Kids are back in school and the weather is cooling down a bit. This is a great time to pull out your products and begin some crafting. I recently got home from an amazing Scrapbook Expo in Chicago and I am filled with so much excitement about the creative process. I love meeting fellow paper crafters at our Expos and they always inspire me. And I can’t wait to share some fabulous projects with you today!
With the kids going back to school, why not capture and scrapbook their first day of class? I love this great layout, and especially the fun way that Melinda added her journaling.
Sometimes it is hard to find a cute way to scrapbook that first day of school. Melinda Spinks is so creative and shows you a fun way of using embellishments, along with a creative way to scrapbook that back-to-school photo. Don’t you just love the apple shape? Such a clever and organized way to pull embellishments together. Pop on over to The Scrap Farm where you will find step-by-step instructions from Melinda to showcase your own school photos.
A black and white color scheme is so timeless and this background paper looks fabulous with the beautiful bow and encouraging sentiment. Reasonable Ribbons has so many fun ribbons to choose from in every color you can imagine. This darling card was created by Karen Letchworth and made for the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop.
Come with me over to My Cup Runneth Over to see how you can create your own darling card. Black and white is a popular trend right now; you can also pop in a little bit of color and, wow, what will you come up with?! Bring all your elements together to create your own inspiring card.
One of my favorite background techniques is using embossing. Take it a step further and add some heat embossing, spray misting, gelatos, etc. Let your imagination run wild! Have some extra time? Stamp and color a variety of images, fussy cut them, and stick them in a drawer. You will be so surprised how often you pull one of them out for your next project.Pull out your old favorite stamps and rediscover some of your favorites. This card was created by Michelle Pearson using fun stamps from Prickley Pear. This darling card is fast and easy, and what a great way to brighten anyone’s day.
It is time to do something for yourself! Today you will learn a great technique on how to create a fun necklace just for you, and also how to make metallic embellishments to use in your scrapbooking or cardmaking.
Use the Deco Embossed Uppercase Typewriter die to create this adorable necklace in no time. This is also a very fun folder for making your own embellishments. Click here and I will take you over to the Sizzix blog where Anna-Karin will give you instructions.
There are all sorts of occasions that call for chocolate covered strawberries, such as Valentine’s Day, weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, and many more. What a surprise when you bring out the yummy chocolate covered strawberries on top of a small piece of cheesecake!
Buying chocolate covered strawberries can cost an arm and a leg for such goodness, but today you will learn how to make your very own perfect chocolate covered strawberries right in your own kitchen. Then take it one step farther and add it to a piece of yummy cheesecake. Your guests will be in heaven. Click here and I will take you over to The Little Epicurean where Maryanne will give you the ingredients and directions for a fabulous dessert!
Thank you for taking your time today to stop by. Enjoy your weekend and I hope to see you all back next Saturday.