Saturdays With LeAnn

You Make Me Smile

Hello friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  It looks like there are many of you finding some “you” time, and that makes me very happy.  I am grateful that you are doing the things you love to do!  My goal is to impress you with new and fun projects, techniques, and creativity.  I hope you will enjoy today’s post.  Sit back, relax, and take in all the inspiration!

Wander By Amanda Baldwin

Fall is here with cool temperatures slowly creeping in the air, and Amanda shows a great way to capture that fall feeling using beautifully soft and delicate colors.  I just love the color combo along with the way that Amanda uses her printed binder chip, cut files, stickers, and beautiful, intricate doilies. This is definitely a layout that makes your heart feel warm and fuzzy.

Wander

I hope that Amanda’s work of art inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone and create something beautiful.  Are you ready to begin?  Let me escort you on over to her Happy Arty Days blog where Amanda will give you all the supplies you need to get started.  You will love the inspiration that Amanda shares, and you won’t want to miss out on any of her fabulous projects.  I highly recommend taking a minute (or more!) to visit her blog.

You Make Me Smile By Kathy Racoosin

I love to explore new trends in the crafting industry.  A new technique that I discovered, created here by Kathy Racoosin, is alternating a stamp and adding watercoloring.  The sunflower was stamped again, cut, and popped for more dimension.  Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, so this really brought a smile to my face especially on this dreary and rainy day.  I love the way that Kathy colored them, so I say pop this card in a frame and call it a day!  Who wouldn’t love to receive this priceless and treasured creation?

You Make Me Smile

Kathy has prepared a wonderful video showing just how she created this beautiful card, along with tips and techniques on how she does some masking and stamping to create a taller sunflower for some impact on her card.  Click here and I will escort you over to The Daily Marker so you can watch her short video.  You will find all the supplies you’ll need to begin to create your own card. You will also walk away being so inspired by Kathy.  Don’t forget to check out her other amazing projects.

Village Bungalow By Sarah Vouga

With Halloween just around the corner, it is time to get out those spooky decorations.  Why spend money buying decorations when you can create some wonderful ones yourself? (And that’s so much more fun, right?)  These frightful little villages will add a spooky flare to your Halloween decor.  This is certainly a project that your children and grandchildren will love and even help with. You will be the talk of the neighborhood with these over-the-top decorations in your home.

Village Bungalow

Village Manor

These creative decorations are definitely ones that will get a second look.  What a great way to enjoy the Halloween season!  You are probably dying to know how to make these and where to get the supplies.  Click here for a video tutorial by Tim Holtz and he will give you many creative tips and techniques on how to create these.  Be sure to visit the Sizzix blog for more wonderful projects.  I promise you will be more than inspired!

Crepe Cake By Natasha K

Crepe cake recipes are exactly what they sound like, cakes made out of crepes.  And if you are a fan of crepes, then crepe cakes exist just to make you happy!  When you need to make a big impression, this scrumptious crepe cake is an easy-to-assemble dessert that is as taste-bud-pleasing as it is visually appealing.

Crepe Cake

Crepe Cake
This is the easiest 30 layer cake you’ll ever make with 15 crepes and 15 layers of cream.  Everyone will think it took you hours to prepare but it’s really very simple.  Let me take you over to Natasha’s Kitchen where you will get all the ingredients and directions to start making one for your family and friends.  This will definitely be one you will make again!
I hope your week is ending on a creative high note!  In my neck of the woods it is quite chilly so with that said, it is always fun to take some time out of the weekend and grab a hot drink, snuggle up, and take some time to be creative.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you again next Saturday!
Sending warm hugs,
LeAnn

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with American Crafts


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Marlborough, MA on September 8th-9th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Our products will be switching up for all of the Latest & Greatest classes at this show. Starting next week, I will be creating with some of those new products.

I still have some products that I haven’t worked with from our last block, so today I am going to be creating with products from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: American CraftsVicki Boutin Mixed Media Feather Stamps & Dies.


With it, I created this card:


Using the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Feather Stamps & Dies, I first stamped and cut one of the feathers on patterned paper.


Then using my PenBlade craft knife, I cut out portions of my stamped image.


I die cut another feather from a different color patterned paper and layered the two.


I finished my card with another stamped feather and a stamped sentiment from the Feather Stamps & Dies set.


All patterned paper and embellishments are from Pink Paislee‘s new Turn the Page collection designed by Paige Evans.

Such fun stamp & die set, don’t you think?!

Join me next week to start seeing the great products we will have in our last block of Latest & Greatest workshops starting in Marlborough, MA on September 8th & 9th.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Double Page Multi Photo Layout with Video Tutorial

Double Page Multi Photo Layout with Video Tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #ssbe2017 #beckiAdams #scrapbooking

Happy Thursday Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a double page multi photo layout with you. This layout also comes with a video tutorial. While the majority of my scrapbooking is single page layouts, I do enjoy creating double page layouts as well. Earlier this year, I shared a video sharing my top 5 product picks from Creativation 2017. (You can find that post HERE and that video HERE.) My favorite patterned papers from Creativation are from the Little by Little collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. I’ve used a lot of these patterned papers already but oddly enough, I neglected to use my favorite patterned paper from that collection. That all changed with this layout. I finally used my favorite patterned paper!  As I often do, I used the visual triangle design principle to create embellishment clusters around the layout. With such a bold line of photos the visual triangle of embellishments keeps the readers eye moving around the layout.This layout features four 4×6 photos. These photos of my kids were taken on the first day of school 2016. I love taking photos at the same time of year, year after year. It’s so fun to watch how we all grow and change.Come see how this layout comes together in the process video over on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo YouTube channel.

 

 

Do you have a patterned paper(s) that you LOVE but you haven’t used on a project? Consider this a challenge. Get those beautiful papers out of your stash and into your albums!!Now, when you’ve created a project using your favorite patterned paper, make sure to tag me (@beckiadams) on Instagram AND Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (@scrapbookexpo).  We always love to see what you’re creating!Double Page Multi Photo Layout with Video Tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #ssbe2017 #beckiAdams #scrapbooking I’d also love to hear if you prefer to create single page layouts or double page layouts. Also, do you like to put lots of photos on your layouts or do you prefer to make one photo shine? My hope is that you’ll be inspired to create your own double page multi photo layout WITH your favorite patterned paper. I’ll see you again next Thursday with another edition of Inspiration Station. I DO have a special suprise for next week’s post. Make sure you come back to visit. 😉 Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog.

 

Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with American Crafts


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is in Puyallup, WA on June 2nd-3rd. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with products from our Cool Tools workshop: American CraftsThicker Alignment Guides.


With the small Wave Guide, I created this card:


I used the guide as template to cut a decorative edge with my patterned paper.


(For this card, I chose items from Bella Blvd‘s Make Your Mark collection, specifically the 6×8 Gold Foil Paper Pad, 12×12 Fundamentals Gold Foil Stickers, and Gold Foil Gift Tags that are being featured in the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop.)

I then used the guide to place the “Birthday” sentiment after stitching along the waves to enhance the decorative edges.


I finished by adding clusters of embellishments in the open areas above and below the waves.


It is a fun tool that I know I will be using again and again!

This Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools workshop featuring American Crafts’ Thicker Alignment Guides and the other products I have spotlighted over the last couple of months will end in Puyallup WA. We would love to see you there!

Starting at our show in St. Paul, MN, we will have a new selection of products for you to learn about and play with.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

How to Use the Fringe and Score Board

How to Use the Fringe and Score Board by Becki Adams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE17 #scrapbooking #papercrafting #WeRMemorykeepers

Hey everybody welcome to another edition of Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Today I have a unique technique to share with you using the Fringe and Score board from We R Memory Keepers. This fun tool makes this paper weaving technique a breeze. With this tool, you can score or cut 4 lines with one swipe of the blade. How cool is that? To create the woven background on this layout, I simply cut slits into the teal patterned paper with the Fringe and Score board. Then I used the Fringe and Score board to cut strips of 1/2″ patterned paper. The weaving technique is easy. You simply weave patterned paper in and out of the base strips. This technique is so fun! I remember doing this technique in grade school with strips of construction paper. Now, I have a fun tool to play with so I can use the same technique in my paper crafting and scrapbooking projects. The patterned paper and embellishments on this layout are from the Little By Little collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Because this is a layout about my son and his grade school field trip, I thought the bright colors and fun paper weaving technique worked perfectly on this project. While the bold woven background is the main embellishment focus on this layout, I wanted to spread color in across the layout to the bottom right corner. I was able to add a few sprinkles of color with some confetti. I used the confetti punch from We R Memory Keepers to punch a few sprinkles of confetti from scraps of patterned paper laying on my desk. Using a strong liquid adhesive is important when adhering confetti. I love how having a few tools on my desk can make creating scrapbooking layouts so fun. This technique is so easy, I hope you’ll try this paper weaving technique too. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Fancy Pants Designs


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is in Orlando, FL on May 5th-6th! Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with a products from our Card Making workshop: Fancy Pants DesignsJoy Parade collection.

In class, each student will receive a Joy Parade sampler pack which includes: a 6×6 Paper Pad, Design Puffy Stickers, and Tags & Labels pack.


Using those items, I created this card:


A lot of layering went into this card and the step-by-step is pretty self-explanatory. But I do want to share how I created the tab.


I started with a 1 1/2 x 3″ strip of patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad and the We R Memory KeepersTab Punch Board. (This is a tool from the Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools workshop.)


I folded the paper in half and inserted it under the Side Tabs punch.


I punched one end, then I flipped the paper over punched the other end on the small tab setting.


This is such a quick and easy way to add tabs to any project!

I layered patterned papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad, two tags and two labels from the Tags & Labels pack, decorated the tab with heart sticker from the Design Puffy Stickers pack, and added ribbon, baker’s twine, and a couple of foam Thickers to finish my sentiment.


I just love this paper collection. It is so bright and fun, and it is perfect for projects celebrating any happy occasion!

This Card Making workshop featuring Fancy Pants Designs’ Joy Parade collection will also be taught at our show in Puyallup WA. We hope you can come join us at one of these shows. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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A Layout Using Thicker Alignment Guides

A Layout using Thicker Alignment Guides by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE2017 #BeckiAdams #Thickeralignmentguides

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another edition of Inspiration Station. If you remember, last week I share a video with you on the basics of using Thicker alignment guides. (You can find that post HERE). This week, I thought that it would be fun to create a layout using the Thicker alignment guides as templates AND to align my Thicker title. I used many of the same supplies on the layout as I did with the card that I created last week (the Little By Little collection by American Crafts and Shimelle).

I started by cutting two pieces of patterned paper into a curved shape with the large wave alignment guide. I cut both pieces with the same ruler the dark blue piece is just about an inch taller than the light blue patterned paper. By making the dark blue paper just a little bit larger than the light blue patterned paper, there is a perfect spot for my Thicker title. Once again, I reached for my large wave alignment guide so that I could get my letter stickers placed perfectly along the wave without giving it a second thought. I love how something as simple as an alignment guide can support the them behind a layout. I love having the title on a wave when the subject of the layout is bubbles. I finished embellishing this layout with a few die cuts, stickers, and enamel wood buttons. Now, if you haven’t signed up for a Latest & Greatest workshop at a show near you, you need to sign up!! You can find all the information HERE. These Thicker alignment guides are just one of the fun tools that you can take home with you from a “Cool Tools” class.

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog, I’ll see you again next Thursday I’ll have a card to share with you that I know you’ll love.