Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome back on this beautiful summer day! I hope each one of you is enjoying your summer. It can get really warm during the summer months, so stay in where it is cool and enjoy some Saturday inspiration! After viewing these fun projects you will surely want to stay in and create your own fabulous projects. After all, you deserve some time just for you! Enjoy your Saturday, and happy crafting!
Boys Rule By Amanda-Jayne Baldwin
There is something to be said about layering and turning a plain page into a fabulous layout. Make your photo the center stage of your layout and let your layering complement your photos. This is a pre-made cut file kit that simply has your background taken care of. You can complete this adorable layout in only 15 minutes. All you have to do is mount your photo, add your fun embellishments, and “BAM” you are done! We all love those fast layouts that we can get done in just a few minutes, especially for those of us who are time poor!
There are so many different elements in this line. This paper kit is totally amazing! It is called the CV-BR018 large die cut and backing kit. You can enjoy creating so many fun layouts using this die cut. Amanda Baldwin is such a great design team member for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. You will find all kinds of inspiration from Amanda on her blog Happy Arty Day. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find many more of her fabulous layouts. Ok, now it’s time to put those creative minds to work! Happy scrapping!
Alternative Colors By Debby Hughes
Do you find yourself always using the same color when creating cards? Sometimes it is hard to break out of the mold and try something different. Try taking some color swatches and creating different combinations. You will be surprised what you come up with and the beautiful colors that you can use. This gorgeous card has such rich, exquisite, and beautiful coloring.
Debby really has a gift for bringing her images to life with amazing coloring skills. It is so fun to incorporate stamping along with die cuts, and of course finishing off the card with the perfect sentiment. Handmade cards are such a treasure to receive. There are many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild by creating handmade cards. I am going to take you over to the Lime Doodle Design blog where Debby shows you the steps she took in creating this fabulous card. You will love this project and I hope you’ll give it a try. Have fun creating, my crafty friends!
Chippy Wood Picture Frame By Shanty 2 Chic
This distressed wood picture frame will add a great touch to your home decor. It also makes the perfect gift for many events and occasions, such as a birthday gift, baby shower gift, or even (hard to say) Christmas gift. There is such great versatility with this picture frame. It can rest on a flat surface, such as a mantle, counter, shelf, dresser, or desk. It can also be a wall display. It will be charming wherever you put it.
These adorable frames are not only lovely but are also a lot of fun to make. Shanty 2 Chic has lots of tips and tricks to share when you are making some of your own frames. Let me take you on over to the blog Shanty 2 Chic so you can check out the original post. You will find so many other fun items to create that you won’t know which one to do first. You will love spending some time with these ladies.
Layered Pistachio Pudding Dessert By Andi Gleeson
This Pistachio Pudding Dessert is so, so yummy and would be great to throw together for a potluck! It makes a great addition to any summer gathering. The layers are so pretty, and this dessert looks very fancy and elaborate. It couldn’t be more simple to make and it tastes so delicious! You don’t need to be a wizard in the kitchen to make this impressive dessert.
You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe. Click here and I will take you on over to The Weary Chef where you will want to jot down the recipe. Keep this recipe handy because it will be a favorite summertime dessert.
I hope these projects have given you some inspiration today. One of the things I love most about my work is connecting with crafters and being able to share projects with you. I have a challenge for you this week – break out of your traditional style and create in a way that you haven’t tried before. Never hesitate to try something new!
I hope you have been inspired today. I will see you again next Saturday! Have a wonderful week ahead!