Welcome back all my crafty friends! Today I have some really fun projects to share with you. You will be inspired to scrapbook, create a fun card, whip up something yummy in the kitchen for a wonderful dessert, and last but not least, I can’t wait to also share a mini album in a jar. This week you are going to be very motivated with all of this inspiration, so sit back, relax, and take it all in!
Do you love mixed media layouts? Whether you are an experienced Mixed Media Artist or just starting out, you are going to love this adorable layout created by the fabulous designer Mona Pendleton. Sometimes you just don’t know how to get started or where to begin. Mona shows us how to build from the foundation up using different mediums, or with whatever supplies you happen to have on hand.
Mixed Media is such a great way to use up some of those left over embellishments you have laying around, along with your stencils, inks, paste, and mist to give it a beautiful vintage flare. This layout is absolutely gorgeous. Let’s pop on over to Cupcake Creations where you can see more details of Mona’s layout. Step out of your comfort zone and see what you can create; you will be sure to be amazed at your mixed media creations. Have fun creating!
I know I have mentioned before that I absolutely adore the Uptown and Tiny Girls stamps from Stamping Bella. Today I just had to share this adorable card created by Michele Boyer. That curly hair just takes her over the top! Such a fun card to create and share with your special friends.
Michele really has a gift for bringing images to life with her amazing coloring skills. Michele stamped her image onto X-Press It Blending Card and used her Copic Markers to color it. Be sure to leave some space inside for writing a sweet note. To see more of Michele’s beautiful creations, visit her blog Paper Cuts. It is full of inspiration! Handmade cards are such a treasure to receive. Who will you send one to?
Who doesn’t love mini albums? You know one can never have too many mini albums! They make a very unique gift, and the gift of memories is priceless. Can you only imagine the smiles that they would add to anyone’s face? Mini albums are an instant gratification, and you can create and compete a beautiful album in no time. Today’s mini album is created to slip into a jar. What a great way to store that precious mini book, along with a home decor piece that will add so much beauty to your home.
This mini album can be filled with lots of memories and will be a unique way of giving them as a gift. What a wonderful idea to make this jar and fill it with a surprise inside! Click here and I will take you on over to What A Beautiful Mess where you will see Lisa Nazario-Gregory’s steps on how she created this beautiful masterpiece mini album and jar. You will leave Lisa’s blog feeling so inspired.
These Root Beer Float Cookie Cups are super cute and totally delicious! The root beer flavor is spot on! What a great treat for the summer. Make them with root beer buttercream frosting or just use real ice cream and root beer for a fun dessert.
Your guests and family will be so impressed with how cute they look. I bet you are ready for the recipe, so come with me over to The Gunny Sack where you will find the ingredients and directions to make your own fun summer treat. Be sure to take a look at the many more fabulous recipes created by Tonia Larson. She is a true inspiration in the kitchen!
I hope you have been filled today with lots of fun ideas and tons of inspiration. Enjoy your weekend creating and I will see you back next Saturday with many more fun projects. Thank you for spending some of your precious time with me today.