Hello, my artsy friends, welcome to the weekend! Sundays were meant to be relaxing, so sit back, enjoy, and let those creative juices flow.
Let’s start out with an absolutely adorable layout designed by Karen Grunberg. What a perfect title to support the emotions and story shared in the precious photo. Today, Tomorrow & Forever, it really says it all. After all, isn’t scrapbooking all about recording life’s tender moments?
A strong or descriptive title can really enhance your layout; it makes the sentiment and the photo that much more powerful. Longer titles can make the story of your layout just as visual as the photos themselves. No matter what your style or level of scrapbooking, Karen has some amazing tips to share. Here’s one article you don’t want to miss, so click here and I will take you over so you can take notes. Happy scrappin’!
I love the simplicity of using one design, changing the color scheme, and creating a set of matching cards. You can wrap them in twine and “poof!” they are ready to give as a small gift or to have on hand when you need a card in a hurry. Prepared for anything – that’s you! 😉
Have fun creating a beautiful watercolor look using your distress inks. What a great excuse to break out those new Tim Holtz colors of the month. 😉 See, simple doesn’t have to be ho-hum; these sweet cards are adorable.
It was the sentiment (Written Sparkle) that first caught my eye; I love the handwritten style. Maybe we all should leave a trail of glitter behind for others to enjoy. Everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their lives.
I’d like to send out a big hug to Melissa for bringing a little sparkle to our day. Be sure to stop by her blog Keepsakes by Melissa anytime you need a burst of inspiration.
What is a flower frog lid, you ask? Frog lids help hold flowers in place so that you can arrange them how you want… and they’ll stay put! The little openings in the wired lid help the flowers stand up and make your arrangement look like it came from a florist. No more one-sided arrangements!
I know, get out, right?! I’ve seen these at Anthropologie for about $50; they were tinted but we can do that, too, with a little Mod Podge and food coloring. A while back I filmed a Tip Of The Day on how to change the color of your jars. If you already have the mason jar, you can make your own for less than a quarter – that’s right, 25 cents, not dollars! Click here and I will take you over to the Craftaholics Anonymous Blog where Linda has prepared some easy-to-follow instructions. Have fun turning your jars into the perfect flower vase!
Grilling is a great way to cook pizza in the summer; it doesn’t heat up your house, because who wants to heat up an oven to 450°F on a hot summer day? You can customize your pizza to accommodate your family’s favorites.
If you think about it, grills mimic a wood fired oven more so than your conventional indoor oven. Whether using charcoal or gas, the smoke from the grill will help give your pizza great flavor that you simply cannot get from a regular oven. I’d like to send out a big hug to Elise, author of Simply Recipes, for sharing this recipe along with all her tips and tricks for making the perfect summer pizza. Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe; this one is sure to leave your family doing the happy dance. Bon appetit !
Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me! Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next weekend with more fun projects.