Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on our Weekly Scrapper blog! I hope you’ve had a great week and are now enjoying some carefree time for yourself. I am excited to share some of the great projects that I discovered this week. I hope you will be inspired to find some creative time for yourself this weekend.
As you probably know by now, I love a layout with different backgrounds; especially ones that you add your own personality to. Just adding a splash of ink, using mediums, or even using stencils always creates a beautiful and inspiring background. I’m also a big fan of layering. Layering can add so much to your layout, but remember it is meant to complement your photos. Your background should take a back seat and allow your photos to be the center stage of your layout.
Sonia has added some aged metallic heat embossing powders to her layout. Using these powders really gave her layout some dimension. With the perfect layering, flower blossoms, clocks, and metallic leaves, she really pulled this layout together so beautifully. I fell in love with every little detail on this layout. You can see more details on how Sonia created this masterpiece at Pieces Of My Life. Be sure to visit her blog; you will also see many more of her outstanding projects.
I want to share a very gorgeous card created using the Circle of Leaves die. Shari added three layers of different papers and placed them with a slight rotation so each of the layers would show. I love the soft colors, the layering, and how elegant this beautiful card is. How fun it is to create with different varieties of die cuts!
I have a really hard time throwing a handmade card away, so here is a tip for you: take your card, cut it in half, and create scrapbook pages using both the outside and inside of the card. I have mine categorized by themes, such as Birthday, Christmas, etc. It is so fun to pull out the album and look at all the wonderful talent and time put into these beautiful cards. You can also capture your memories and take your favorite cards and recycle them into a cover of a mini album. No need to get rid of those beautiful cards, just find a new way to enjoy them! A handmade card like this is sure to make many smiles happen. To see more of Shari Carroll’s inspirations come with me over to her blog My World. You will be so inspired by her talent.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking of what to give to those special people in your life. If you don’t have any idea what to give as a present for your loved ones, here is a great idea for you. Pillows can be a very adorable present, and it’s more fun because you made it with love. If you make this for those special loved ones, you can do no wrong! After all, who wouldn’t want to receive this darling pillow, right?
Nothing says “I love you” like a gift you have made with your own two hands. This Valentine’s Day, take a break from the same old candy and flowers and put on your crafting gloves. Do-it-yourself gifts are a great way to show your loved ones how much you care. The best parts of making this pillow is it doesn’t have to cost much or take a lot of time, and it is super fun! Click here and I will take you over to Always Never Done where you will find step by-step-instructions. Have fun crafting! 🙂
You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Who would have ever thought an apple could turn into such a beautiful masterpiece? This dessert looks super fancy but really it is very easy to make. A few simple steps will give you a special treat everyone will think you spend hours in the kitchen making!
Making this for those you love will be fun and there is no better way to show your love than through the belly! 🙂 If the love of your life loves desserts you will win over his heart in no time! Click here and I will take you over to Green Healthy Cooking where you will find the recipe, ingredients, and step-by-step instructions by Lorena. You will leave quite the impression this Valentine’s Day. when you create this elegant (and yummy) dessert! Enjoy!
As always, I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today. I hope you have been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you. See you back next Saturday.