Welcome back, my crafty friends! I have some really great projects to share with you today. You will be inspired to scrapbook, create beautiful cards, tackle a fun banner for your home, and whip up something yummy in the kitchen for a wonderful dessert! Take a moment and sit back, relax, and get motivated.
I don’t know about you, but my life is too hectic to get through each day without a planner. So with that said, why not have one that will brighten up that busy schedule using fun photos and embellishments? Today I have Layle Koncar here to show how you can change up your planner using different pockets as your mood changes; or if you you’d rather keep the pages the same, that’s great, too! Planners are all about you!
Don’t let those fun pocket page inserts just be for your pocket page layouts; use them for your planners as well. Decorate them to suit your own personal style. Pop in a bit of color and and add throughout your monthly or weekly pages. Click here to see how Layle put her planner together to give you some ideas how to get started. Journaling cards are great for memory keeping and events that you don’t want to forget. Pull out some of your pocket page pieces, along with your journaling inserts, and dress up your planner. Your days will seem a bit less stressful as you see your beautiful photos and fun creations brightening your day!
This beautiful card was created by using deco foil, adhesives, glue dots, translucent vellum, die cut flowers, a clear stamp, and gold embossing powder. Isn’t this card simply gorgeous?
Kimberly Crawford is a fabulous designer for My Favorite Things. Click here to see her video which gives step-by-step instructions to create this beautiful card. She gives great tips for foiling without a machine, and who would have ever thought of using glue dots for her polka dots?! You will definitely want to give this one a try! 🙂 Thank you, Kimberly, for sharing such wonderful techniques with us.
I just love Leslie’s choice of stamp for this beautiful, clean, and refreshing card. It is so fun to recycle some of your older stamps. Dig into your stash of stamps and reuse some of them you haven’t used for a while. You will be surprised how easily you can turn that “old” stamp back to “classy”!
You don’t have to be a professional to create a watercolor look image. Don’t be afraid to pull out your distress markers and distress inks; you’ll have so much fun creating with them. Pop on over to Running With Scissors for more of Leslie’s fun projects. Wouldn’t it be fun to go to your mailbox and receive a handmade treasure from a dear friend? Everyone loves a beautiful handmade card. What a joy they are to receive!
Today we have a very inspiring seashore-themed banner by Kathy Clement. The soft colors of teal along with all of the fabulous embellishments caught me eye while I was visiting the Kathy By Design blog. I highly recommend popping in for a visit – Kathy is sure to inspire your creativity!
Layering up elements and shells found during her own beach adventures make for lots of dimension and added interest. Isn’t it funny how just one piece of paper can inspire an entire project? This beautiful beach-themed banner was created using Prima papers, embellishments, and flowers. Kathy painted some of her chipboard with Picket Fence Distress Ink and added some embossing powder while wet to age it. Doesn’t this just make you want to take a long walk on the beach? Thank you, Kathy, for your wonderful inspiration and creativity!
This amazing dessert looks too beautiful to eat! Just think how your family and friends will be impressed with your talent in the kitchen! This cake is filled with tangy rhubarb curd and sliced fresh strawberries. I am sure your mouth is already watering, am I right?
This could be used for a very fancy occasion, or you don’t have to put the flowers on top and you’d still have a beautiful cake! Either way it will be a big hit when you serve it. Click here to find your recipe from Elizabeth LaBau. She will give you step-by-step directions to create your own beautiful cake. Have fun creating and enjoy!
I hope you have been filled today with lots of great ideas. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back next Saturday!