Are you ready to get out of the heat and into your cool, air-conditioned craft room? It is time for me to share some creative inspiration, so it’s time for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little creative therapy session. You definitely deserve it, so let’s get started!
Take advantage of your beach surroundings by adding some soft colors and a few embellishments, and you will have a perfect layout for your vacation photos. Children at play, the sounds of waves, hot sun, laughter, and the noise of the beach makes a day perfect! A day on the beach is worth a thousand words.
This stunning layout was created by Amanda Baldwin using the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection. With a little help from Amanda and Pink Paislee, you, too, can create a beautiful beach layout in just a short amount of time. This layout will bring back all of your fabulous memories, and what a fun way to reminisce about an amazing day at the beach. Let me escort you on over to Happy Art Days where you can see more outstanding projects created by Amanda. You will be so inspired by her beautiful talent.
No paper crafter should be without a good supply of cardstock for stamping, embossing, painting, chalking, and creating backgrounds. I love the way the rich khaki color of kraft paper looks and how it gives a homemade, comfortable feel to the card. Laurie Schmidlin transformed a plain sheet of kraft cardstock into this gorgeous work of art.
For Laurie’s card, she used one of the Infinity Frames die cuts to frame a pretty floral scene. She then stamped and die cut several images from the Give Love stamp set and coordinating Give Love die set. For more detail on how this adorable card came together, click here and I will take you over to Laurie’s blog “Just Give Me Stamps” so you can follow along. Using your imagination is all about creativity and taking something as simple as a piece of paper and making a beautiful piece of art. I hope you have been inspired today to take out your stamps and dies and let your imagination run wild. Have fun, my friends!
You all know how much I appreciate a unique mini album, and this one is no exception. This mini album has pages, pockets, and tags. It is a fun size and also chunky, so you can place dimensional pieces on each page and it will still close. I am thinking this is definitely one of those that is a must do. Just think of all the possibilities! Mini albums always make a beautiful home decor piece, not to mention a conversational piece as well. They are the perfect gift for any occasion and who wouldn’t appreciate receiving a handmade treasure full of priceless memories? They bring a smile to anyone’s face and an instant enjoyment for both you and the one receiving the album.
There is definitely a lot of love put into all the perfect details of this darling mini album. Click here so you can check out the fine details and step-by-step instructions given by Lisa Gregory. You will have so much fun you won’t know when to stop! Have fun creating, my crafty friends!
Anyone craving a fresh fruit crisp this weekend? These adorable little single-serving desserts can be made with just about any fresh and juicy fruits, and they will give you the true taste of summer! They are wonderful, sweet, and delicious! I highly recommend a scoop of ice cream to go with each one. No matter how you serve them you can’t go wrong.
These fruit crisps are easy to make with mini mason jars, bursting with fresh and sweet fruit flavors. They are easy to scale down for one or two people, or up to a full crowd. The best part of all is you can make them with whatever fruit you would like! Such a perfect little summer treat!
Hope your week is ending on a creative high note! I am not sure about you, but my neck of the woods is so hot I could really use a cold beverage and a day of crafting in a cool house. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you. I will see you back here next Saturday with more great project to inspire you throughout the week.
Hugs to you all,