Sunday’s Inspiration: Beautiful layout, cards, and something yummy for dinner

Vintage Love By Cherry Nelson


Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me. My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to be open to try new things, but most important have fun with your art and share the love.

“I love you to the moon & back” layout  by Anna Zaprzelska  

I’m so excited to share this beautiful layout designed by Anna Zaprzelska using Kaisercraft’s new collection “XO.” This very romantic line is perfect for those love-inspired layouts, cards, and home décor projects. I’ve really been motivated by the variety that this collection has to offer. You will find everything from gorgeous patterned papers to clear stamps to accent your projects. For you pocket page enthusiasts, be sure to check out the Cuddles 12 x 12″ sheet of seriously cute cards to slide right into your pocket pages. And let’s not overlook the collectibles which contain approximately 50 die-cut cardstock shapes made to perfectly coordinate with the other elements of the XO collection. What’s not to love?

I Love You To The Moon & Back

Whether you’re style is clean and simple, layered and embellished, modern or vintage, Kaisercraft’s amazing XO Collection is perfect for so many different occasions. It can be used for holiday projects and beyond. The paper designs are not theme-specific, but are versatile and usable year-round.

Teacup Trio Box by Debbie Cole
Next up we have a gorgeous hand stamped gift box designed by Debbie Cole for Stampendous. Don’t you love it when you can take a trip into your craft room and come out with a beautiful and very useful project? I plan on making several different sizes to use in my scrapbook room to store my many supplies, Who says storage needs to be boring? Can’t you just see several of these stacked with cute labels or tags identifying the contents?

Teacup Trio Box by Debbie Cole

I hope this project has inspired you to breakout your favorite stamp sets and have fun designing your own hand stamped boxes. I am absolutely in love with Debbie’s choice of stamps sets, so if you are like me, you need them in your life! They’re titled Teacup Trio, Rose Pattern, and Ornate Border, The rubber cling stamps are so reasonably priced that you can have all three! 🙂 Click here to visit the Stampendous website where you can find detailed step-by-step instructions and a supply list to recreate this project.

Vintage Love designed by Cherry Nelson

Since today is February 1st and love is in the air, I thought you would enjoy this sweet heartfelt card designed by the very talented Cherry Nelson author of the Cherry’s Jubilee Blog. No worries, you still have time to create several of your famous handmade cards for those special people in your life.

Vintage Love By Cherry Nelson

I can see the recipient of this precious card recycling it into the cover of a cute mini album. It’s so pretty! Can’t you see it layered on some soft vintage patterned papers on the cover of an album filled with photos and journaling of special memories! Would the need to repurpose beautiful things be considered an occupational hazard? My husband thinks so, since I can’t throw away a handmade card. 🙂

You Make My Heart Smile By Amy Sheffer

This ones goes out to all of you very talented stamping and card making enthusiasts. I was first attracted to the fun stamping techniques that Amy used on this adorable card. Check out how she used the Footnotes Stamp Set and layered it over the  Flower Dance Stencil by Penny Black adding lovely dimension to the the flowers.

You Make My Heart Smile

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to let those you love know just how special they are. A handmade card like this beauty is sure to make their hearts smile, so keep up the good work and keep those smiles coming.

I think it’s time to start thinking about what we’re having for dinner. I know – I, too, would rather be creating some amazing paper craft, but we do have to eat. Be sure to stop by the Cooking Classy Blog where you can find a printable recipe and lots of yummy inspiration.

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

She had me at “Creamy Chicken & Asparagus Pasta”! All you have to add is a nice loaf of crusty bread or if you’re feeling really hungry, whip up a simple salad, and you’re good to go. Sit back, enjoy, and let the compliments roll in. You really can do it all!

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Be sure to stop by the Cooking Classy Blog where you can easily print out a copy of this recipe and ingredients list; this dinner is sure to be a requested often. Bon appetit!

I appreciate being able to spend some time with you. I hope you’ve been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.