Hello, my friends! I hope you have all had a great week and that you will have a relaxing weekend ahead. Today I want to share some fun projects that are sure to give you a burst of inspiration. Grab a drink (and maybe even a treat), sit back, relax, and let’s get started. Hope you enjoy this day!
I want to share this super fun XL Journal Die designed by Eileen Hull. I just love the versatility of this die! Who wouldn’t love to have all your favorite recipes organized? This is such a priceless keepsake and a great way to preserve your family heirloom recipes. This is absolutely adorable both inside and out. The cover is expertly adorned with Graphic 45 French Country papers and Petaloo Burlap Textured Flowers with yellow buttons, along with fun Tim Holtz Idea-Ology silverware and keys.
This would make a perfect gift and with the holidays not too far away, (scary, right?) it is a great time to start making your gifts now. Kathy has some great step-by-step instructions and tips to share, so be sure to check out her video by clicking here. You can also click here to see her step-by-step instructions. Kathy shares ideas for using the journal, tips for creating interactive elements, and lots of great techniques that you can use in your own crafting. This beautiful piece of artwork can be set out on an easel to add some charm to your kitchen. How fun to take these same techniques and make up some cards or even a layout. A big thank you to Kathy for sharing this stunning creation.
This is one stamp set you will want to get right away and start creating! Cindy always does such a fabulous job with her coloring skills and brings her images to life. Cindy shares some fun tips and how she colored her glass cloche with an easy and effective way to create the look of glass with your Copic markers. It is always fun to incorporate your stamping along with die cuts. Handmade cards are always so loved and treasured when received.
Are you ready to begin? Let me escort you over to The Creative Closet blog where Cindy will give you the directions how she created her beautiful card. You will be over-the-top inspired by Cindy and you won’t want to miss out on any of her fabulous projects! Enjoy creating, my friends!
Are you one who loves to preserve and press flowers? It can be so discouraging waiting for the flowers to dry before you can create with them. Pressing flowers is a wonderful way to preserve their beauty, and the process couldn’t be more simple. Today I will share a fun technique that will only take minutes. Who would have ever thought to use a microwave? Microwave flower pressing really preserves the colors and hues of the flowers and foliage much better than traditional flower pressing. Microwave pressing flowers offers a wonderful way to savor the beauty of summer long after it’s blooms have faded from the garden.
Adding your flowers to a beautiful frame is a great way to display the flowers and enjoy them each day of the year. These will make wonderful gifts! I am thinking about making a few extra for the holidays. I know many of my friends and family would love this. I always have extra frames on hand, so this would make a beautiful gift and almost a free project. Be sure to hop on over to the Hometalk blog where you can see step-by-step instructions by June Olsen. You will love this project!
This recipe is Incredible! Layers of cake, glazed pineapple, and cream… it is sure to be a hit whenever you serve it! This dessert will taste just like paradise. It is colorful and pretty in the little jars. The best part is that it is so easy that when you feel like something delicious, you can just whip this up quickly!
I hope you give this delicious dessert a try; I know you’ll be so happy you tried it! Be sure to stop by Making Life Blissful for a printable recipe and ingredients list, and while you are there be sure to check out more wonderful recipes by Lisa Jorgensen.
I hope these projects have given you some inspiration today. One of the things I appreciate most about my work is connecting with crafters. I thoroughly enjoy being able to share projects from so many talented designers. I love working at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo shows, and hope if you attend any of them that you will stop by the Registration Desk and say hello to me. I would love to meet you in person! If you haven’t attended any of our shows, visit our Stamp & Scrapbook Expo website for a complete listing of events. You will enjoy a fun-filled weekend with us! in the meantime, I’ll see you back here next Saturday!