Well, another week has flown by. Where did July go? It is so crazy how time flies by so quickly. I do hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready for the weekend. It is a hot day outside here in Utah, so there is not a better place to cool off than in your craft room. It is time to show you some fun projects that will bring a lot of creative inspiration to your day! So sit back, relax, stay cool, and enjoy!
Summer is definitely one of my favorite seasons. I enjoy the outdoors and I especially love to scrapbook all the fun summer memories. This adorable layout really will inspire you to get your summer photos scrapbooked. Do you love mixed media layouts as much as I do? If you are an experienced scrapper or just starting out, you will love the techniques that Anna-Karin has to share with you. Sometimes you just don’t know how to get started or where to begin. Anna-Karin shows us how to build from the foundation up using different mediums or whatever supplies you may have on hand.
Mixed media is such a great way to use up some of those leftover embellishments you have stashed away, along with some of your stencils, inks, paste, and mist to give it a beautiful flare. This summer layout is not only fun but very whimsical as well. Let me take you on over to Layers Of Ink where you can see a step-by-step tutorial and the details of Anna-Karin’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 so much fun creating!
What’s not to love about this adorable little fox? Adding dimension really brings a unique and interesting detail to this card. This is a technique you can use with almost any stamps and dies, and it adds some really fun creativity to your card. I love the beauty of buying stamps that have a coordinating die to cut it out. When you don’t have the coordinating die, you can still achieve the same look just by doing some fussy cutting and adhering it with adhesive foam. This gives great dimension and really helps pop out the image.
Then we have that fun background! Kay created this by using distress inks along with some sprinkled water, then adding a strip of black striped patterned paper along the bottom edge. Her images were colored with Copic makers. Kay has such a talent of bring her images to life with her beautiful coloring. What a lucky friend to receive this adorable card. Let’s go on over to My Joyful Moments where you can see the other fun projects she will share with you. You will leave feeling so inspired!
Canvas is so fun to work on and the texture is fabulous to create with. Even though there are a lot of beautiful details and dimension to this canvas, the photo is still the first thing your eye is drawn to. Lots of embellishments are popped up to add even more depth. The surrounding embellishments also highlight the photo as well. Don’t you just love the different techniques that create the look of the sun, sea, sand, and travel? What a masterpiece to hang on your wall, or a beautiful decor piece to display on an end table.
This is definitely a treasured gift of memories! Emma shares a beautiful way to capture a perfect moment in her photo, and also transfer that perfect feel by using the right embellishments. I discovered this fabulous canvas created by Emma Williams on the That’s Life blog. You will want to visit her and see all of the beautiful and outstanding projects that she has created. She is certainly a very talented designer.
There is nothing better than fresh berries with angel food cake and whipped cream. This scrumptious dessert is definitely one that will make your guests and family see you as a true inspiration in the kitchen. This is one of those desserts that you will want to make more than once. It is such a quick and easy and refreshing summer dessert sure to impress your guests.
Now that I have your mouth watering, let me escort you on over to The Recipe Rebel. You will not only get the recipe and ingredients used to make this delicious dessert, but Ashley will walk you through each step with a full tutorial video. Be sure to take a look at the many more fabulous recipes created by Ashley Fehr. She is a true inspiration in the kitchen!
I hope you have been filled today with a lot of fun ideas and tons of inspiration. Next weekend we will be in Santa Clara, CA. We are more than halfway through our show season, however there are still plenty of shows to attend. I hope to see you soon at one of them! Click here to visit our website so you can see which shows will be a possibility for you to attend. We would love to have you join us for a fabulous weekend! Thank you for spending time with me this beautiful Saturday and I will see you back again next week.
Sending hugs your way,