Saturdays With LeAnn

Carousel Card

Hello my dear friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects that I have gathered to share with you?  I hope today’s post will give you some great “WOW” inspiration from these fun projects (and of course a yummy dessert)!  Shall we get started?  Kick off those shoes, get comfortable, and relax, because here we go!

Dream By Tina Stepanova

You all know by now how much I love creative backgrounds, and an inked mixed media background is one of my favorites.  The combination of embossing powders, inks, and sprays really make a gorgeous background.  Some stamped images in the background really turns this into a beautiful masterpiece.  Think of all the possibilities you can do to create beautiful backgrounds!

Dream

You will find all kinds of inspiration from Tina Stepanova on her blog Dare To Create.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find all kinds of inspiration.  The most important thing is to have fun when creating your backgrounds and layouts. Ok, now let’s get those creative minds to working!  Happy scrappin’!

Carousel Card By Kathy Clement

Did this whimsical card catch your eye as it did mine?  You can make this darling card for a very special occasion.  Choose unique papers and embellishments to design a card that is just perfect for that special person.   Kathy took it a step further and made it function as a mini folio.  This alone makes a perfect gift for any occasion.  Who wouldn’t love and appreciate receiving this beautiful card full of surprises and all the love that went into making it?!

Carousel Card

This is just a sneak peak of what you will see inside. Remove the little brown binder clip, and you will find that the front cover is just the beginning.   You just wait, you will totally love this card and will be anxious to make your own!

 

Carousel Card

Kathy created this fun tri-fold design using the Imagine Collection Kit from Authentique.  Are you dying right now to see how Kathy created this gorgeous card?  I am going to take you over to  Authentique’s blog where Kathy shows you every surprise she has created. On top of that, as an added bonus for you, Kathy also has a full step-by-step video tutorial.  You are going to love this project and I hope you will give this one a try.  You will certainly be inspired by Kathy.  Have fun creating, my crafty friends!

Quilt-Inspired Window By Allison Murray

Clear glass doesn’t coordinate with messy shelves!  Ready to hide away your mess, or just add some personality to the window panes on your cabinet?  You don’t need to get rid of that cabinet you are tired of, or even paint it to make it look different.  This is a perfect solution to give your cabinet a totally new look. I just fell in love with how covering the window panes with scrapbook paper brought so much charm to this piece of furniture.   Who would have ever thought to use scrapbook paper this way?

Quilt-Inspired Window

If you fell in love with this stunning cabinet and don’t have one in your home (but wished you did), visit one of your favorite thrift stores or a garage sale.  It is surprising what is available out there. Always remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!  A little distressing, along with adding some fun scrapbooking paper to the window panes, will give you a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.  Let me escort you on over to Dream A Little Bigger where Allison will show you just how she covered her windows and made her cabinet so charming.  Can’t you just see this attractive piece in your home?

Peach Pie Cookies By Vera Zecevic

This cookie is the best of summer in a bite!  The taste of a pie but in the size of a cookie; you are going to fall in love with these scrumptious baked treats!  Peach Pie Cookies bring you the best of both worlds, the deliciousness of traditional peach pie with the convenience of a cookie – no fork required!  I promise you can’t eat just one or two!

Peach Pie Cookies

Make an extra batch and freeze them for cold winter evenings where all you want to think about is summer!  Peach Pie cookies are delicious no matter what the season is!  You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.  Click here and I will escort you on over to one of my favorite food blogs “Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.”  I have to say that this will become one of your favorites as well.  You will love all of the wonderful desserts and recipes that Vera has to share!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us today.  Have a fabulous week ahead, and I hope to see you all back here next Saturday with more fun projects!  I always enjoy our crafty time together!

~LeAnn~

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Let Your Dreams Soar

Good Saturday morning, my friends!  My favorite time of the week, time for me to share more inspiration and fun projects with you!  I hope you are all geared up to learn more new techniques and create beautiful items that will brighten your crafting weekend!  So let’s sit back, relax and enjoy today’s wonderful projects by many talented designers!

Hooray By Jill Keller

This layout is for those of you who love to add some hand stitching on your layouts.  What an adorable way to remember what age your precious child or grandchild was in their photo.  I love the look of sewing on all my papercrafts, from scrapbooking layouts to greeting cards.  Sewing and embroidery adds dimension without a lot of bulk and has the added benefit of attaching elements to the page in the process.  You can sew by hand or with your machine, and both techniques are easier than you might think.  I love the character it gives to the layout!

Hooray

Scrapbook pages are such treasured moments and memories.  Don’t you just love to pull out your scrapbooks and reminisce about all those fond memories?  Down the road you will feel like you walked through memory lane!  Jill captured a sweet moment of her darling daughter on her 5th birthday.  Jill’s layout is full of fun elements, and she has such a great way of giving layouts a nice contrast.  I am sure you would love to see more of Jill’s talent with her scrapbooking, so let me take you on over to Creating Us.  Take some time and enjoy her inspiration of her beautiful creations.

Let Your Dreams Soar By Yana Smakula

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Today I want to share some fabulous extra fine watercolors that will bring your project to life.  Have you heard about Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors?  I recently tried these and oh, my, I am in love!  This adorable card, created by Yana Smakula, is a great example of using these fabulous watercolors, along with fun stamps and dies.  If you love watercoloring as much as I do, you too will fall in love!

Let Your Dreams Soar

You will want to take the opportunity to play with these extraordinary PrimaTek watercolors.  The 240+ color collection will allow you to capture the most beautiful colors that exist in nature that most watercolors cannot capture!  I just love this darling card by Yana and how it really captures the feeling of summer.  Yana did such an amazing job with her coloring that I would love for you to visit her blog Yana Smakula.  You will find a step-by-step tutorial showing how she created her card and see so many other handmade projects that she creates weekly.

Pressed Flower Coasters By Marianne Koo

Tiny pressed flowers peek through glass tiles on these decorative coasters.  Make a set and bring a hint of nature into your living room, office, or even your dining room.  Dried flower coasters also make lovely gifts, and the best part is bringing in the flowers you found in your own backyard!  Press the flowers yourself, or you can use pre-pressed blooms.  You can use any variety of flowers or leaves that you love.  A collection of coasters is even more charming if each one is unique!

Pressed Flower Coasters

Keep your recipient’s favorite flowers in mind when looking for flowers to press.  These coasters are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of who receives them. They will make the most perfect gift!  Are you ready to see a step-by-step tutorial on how to make these beautiful coasters?  Click here and Marianne Koo will show you exactly how she created these.  I just love bringing the outdoors into my home and always feeling the beauty of summer!  You are going to love these!

Chocolate & Berries Yogurt Dessert

Dive into a frosty layered dessert with fudgy cookies, whipped fluffy yogurt, hot fudge sauce, and fresh berries.  Is your mouth watering yet?  This fabulous dessert can be made way ahead of time and it is much easier than it looks!

Chocolate & Berries Yogurt Dessert

This impressive dessert will leave your guests wondering how long this must have taken you to make.  It is rich tasting, yet healthier than many desserts.  The chocolate is a great complement to the berries and yogurt.  It is perfect for those moments when you want an impressive dessert, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.  You will certainly be the hit of your party with this refreshing summer dessert!  Click here so you can copy the recipe.  This is one you don’t want to miss out on!  Enjoy 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying your summer, and being able to spend some time creating!  I look forward to seeing you back here next Saturday!  Have a great week.

Hugs to you all,

~LeAnn~

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Home Decor Frame

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July.  As we are in such a heat wave this summer, so take some time and enjoy doing some crafting in your nice, air-conditioned craft room.  I have some fun and creative projects to share with you today.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration!

Beautiful Joy By Emilia Van Den Heuvel

This beautiful layout is a perfect example of a creative piece of art made using different mixed media mediums.  I totally fell in love with this gorgeous layout the minute I laid my eyes on it and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  I just love all the fun products Emilia used in creating her masterpiece.  Emilia is on the design team for Kaiser Craft and she is an amazing designer.

Beautiful Joy

You are probably very curious about what products Emilia used along with how her layout all came together.  If you follow me on over to Few Favorite Things you will be able to check out her project along with the full tutorial she has prepared for you.  This is one you are going to love!

Cloche Quarter Birthday By Lynn Put

Taking a simple piece of paper and using your imagination is what being creative is all about. I hope you will be inspired today to take out your stamps and let your imagination run wild. I love the watercolor and all the layered pieces. This simply charming card will put a smile on anyone’s face and brighten up their day!

Cloche Quarter Birthday

If you have never tried to use watercolors, you should give it a try.  I will just say one thing – you will definitely get hooked!  This is a perfect way to send out birthday wishes! I love the way Lynn incorporated watercoloring, ink blending, and stamping on her card.  Please click here so you can visit The Queen’s Scene.  You will love Lynn’s blog and will enjoy all of her projects!

Home Decor Frame By Jan Hobbins

 Are you ready to learn great crafting techniques to create a beautiful and lasting work of art? Jan will teach you how to apply your scrapbooking style to a home decor frame.  With her step-by-step instructions and basic scrapbooking tools and materials, you can make this gorgeous frame in no time.
Home Decor Frame
You will learn how to incorporate mixed media with basic craft techniques such as using your die cuts, layering, distressing, inking, and much more.  Whether you are new to scrapbooking or have been doing it for years, you will find inspiration for imaginative interior design projects that are both fun and rewarding to do.  Incorporating scrapbooking into home decor will build memory-inspired projects for wall hangings, tabletop art, and so much more.  There is something to be said about creating a one-of-a-kind piece.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Sizzix blog where you can follow Jan in her tutorial.  Happy scrapping, my friends!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches By Peaches Please

I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate chip ice cream, and do you know what is even better? Sandwiching a big fat scoop of that ice cream between two big, fat, chewy chocolate cookies! You will get a double-dose of cold, creamy, chocolaty minty goodness.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have to admit that while making them it was mighty tempting to gobble them down on the spot!  I managed to resist because in the end I was richly rewarded since they are actually better after a couple of days in the freezer.  These make a perfect treat on a very hot summer day.  Your family and friends will love you for making such a refreshing treat.  Let’s pop on over to Peaches Please where you can find the recipe to start making yours.

I hope that you are experiencing a wonderful summer day and staying cool.  Please take some time to visit the blogs of these fabulous designers to see more details about there wonderful projects.  I hope you have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

 

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Sizzix

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

Our next show is in Duluth, GA on July 14th-15th. 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 Card Making workshop: Sizzix‘s Framelits Mini Circle Flip-its Card Die Set.

If you take the class, you will receive the 17-piece die set designed by Stephanie Barnard:

With this fun set, I created this card:

I used a die cut machine to cut out the card, circles, sentiment, hearts and border shapes shapes from cardstock and the the side panels from Photo Play Paper‘s Summer Bucket List 6×6 Paper Pad (another product in the Card Making workshop).

Once the die cuts are layered and adhered together and the card is folded on the score lines, you pull the left side panel and the circle flips so you can see the decorated back.


For this circle, I die cut the Bee Happy sentiment shape and trimmed the bee from the sentiment.

There are so many dies in this set that you can create countless unique cards for many different occasions!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Sizzix’s Framelits Mini Circle Flip-its Card Die Set  will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

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

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Birthday

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  I am so excited to share some outstanding projects from a few wonderful and very crafty ladies.  Go grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and let’s get started into our creative world of crafting!

Love You Everyday By Jill Keller

If you are one that loves mixed media, then you’ll love the inspiration you will receive today from this beautiful layout.  I totally fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the gorgeous colors that Jill used in her layout.  What a great way to complement her precious photo. For the background, Jill has added lots of watercolor, paste, and stitching mixed in with pretty elements of the collection.  She really draws your eyes into her image.

Love You Everyday

What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo!  Jill also gives a perfect example of how to include the mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  I just love all the beautiful layering that Jill also achieved.  She really has the skills and techniques to give her layout a pop.  Her layout is a piece of art that is all about texture, techniqu,e and a great imagination.  A big shout out to Jill for an outstanding job on this layout!  I am sure you are curious about what products she used, so click here and I will take you on over to Pretty Little Studio where you can write them all down.  While you are there be sure to check out her other fabulous projects.  You are going to be so inspired!

Happy Birthday By Amy Sheffer

Giving money to someone special can be a great present, but wrapping it inside an adorable money holder birthday card makes it even better!  I don’t know about you, but there are so many times when I run out of gift ideas for what to get others, or I have those hard to shop for people on my list.  Sometimes it just works out to give them some cold hard cash.  Here is a fun trifold money holder card project that I think you will enjoy!

 

Happy Birthday

Amy used bright colors, fun patterns, and gift shaker elements to give her card some fun appeal.  Shaker cards are so fun to make and very impressive to receive.

 

Happy Birthday

Queen & Company has a new kit called Pretty Presents that is available in stores now.  So with that in mind, create a fun trifold money folder!  Let me escort you over to Queen & Co. where you will see how Amy put together her fun birthday card.  Be sure and see the other designs she made using the same supplies.  Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Gift By Tonia Larson

Make a special gift just by gathering some fun items and packaging them in pretty jars.  Need a gift for the breakfast lover on your list?  Give the gift of a good morning with a “Rise and Shine” mason jar gift filled with everything to make a delicious breakfast for two.  It will serve up plenty of smiles.

Mason Jar Gift

Gifts in a Jar recipes are always so fun to make… and we all know mason mar gifts are always so fun to receive! Spoil your sweetheart, friends, family, or teachers this year with some sweet homemade gifts made with love.  Grab some mason jars and get started.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this fun gift?  For step-by-step directions, let me take you on over to The Gunny Sack where Tonia will walk you through on how to make your Rise and Shine gift.  Your imagination can run wild and I can’t wait to see some of the things you come up with!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies By  Christy Denney

Chocolate Turtle Brownies are a perfect brownie treat with nuts, topped with chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel.  They make one amazing dessert!  You will love using this recipe for family treats or casual entertaining. Your guest will love these and I guarantee they won’t just eat one!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies

Are you ready to make these for your fun summer outings?  Click here and I will be happy to take you on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out the recipe and get started baking.  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking some of your precious time out of your schedule to be with me today.  I hope you will be able to check out more on these fabulous projects and enjoy the inspiration of these individual blogs.  Have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday.

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Love You

Hello, my friends!  Welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper.  I just returned home from our first fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show of the year.  I love going to the shows and having you come by and say hello to me.  It is so fun to see you and to receive a big hug!  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today.  I hope you will find some time this weekend to create some of your own.

Love You By Amanda Baldwin

Scrapbook pages are always a great reminder of all that is special to us; they are a great record of your journey and the people in your life.  So as a scrapbooker, it is so important to take those precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks.  When I came upon this beautiful layout I was drawn to all the fine details that Amanda created; this is such a fabulous design that uses lovely colors and showcases her precious photo.

 

Love You

Amanda created this pretty layout using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  She started out by drawing a large circle onto her cardstock and then added watercolors over and around the circle.  After that had dried, she did some machine stitching around the circle repeatedly to create a gentle, textured look.  After gluing her butterflies into position she filled the gaps with die cuts, wood veneers, and enamel dots.  Amanda’s layout is so soft and elegant; I love it!  I would like to say thank you to Amanda for sharing her talent with us.  She is one of the fabulous design team members at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Click here and I will take you over to her blog Happy Arty Days where you will see more of her outstanding talent.  You will definitely be inspired to start that next page!

They Say It’s Your Birthday By Kay Miller

Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved, especially on their special day.  Who doesn’t love cards?  Whether the are simple or detailed; cards are not only fun to give but are also very fun to make.  This one is for those who love to stamp and color.  This sweet card is also one that you can change the sentiment to and use it for several different occasions.

They Say It's Your Birthday

This is such a cheerful card!  Kay used the stamp Forget Me Not for her flowers, and some different dies to add some dimension.  Come over with me to My Joyful Moments where you will find all of the supplies you will need to get started on creating one of your own.  Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come to the person who receives this one in the mail?  Not only will this card warm the heart, but it will be treasured for a life time.

Clip Frame By Shanty 2 Chic

A clip frame is perfect for when you want to display a favorite photograph or artwork without the distraction of a frame.  What’s the best part of this fun frame?  It will only cost you around five dollars to make. Yes, you heard that right!  Clip frames feature an easy-to-use clasp that makes your photos stand out in a unique way, so the artwork stands alone.

Clip Frame

Find a special space on your walls, or set this on a table where you can show off that special photo.  Create several of these rustic warm wood frames and personalize your display.  Let me take you over to Shanty 2 Chic where you can see a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions.   You will love this blog so be sure to check out more of their fabulous projects.  You will be so inspired to make many more Do It Yourself projects!

Thin Mint Truffles By Stephanie Hann

What a perfect time to make and share these Thin Mint Truffles.  Not only do they honor Girl Scout cookie season, but the are also a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day as well.  If you have bought some Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts this year, and still have a box or two, you really need to give this recipe a try.

Thin Mint Truffles

These little balls of goodness are amazing (especially if you love the mint and chocolate combo).  Best part about them, no baking required and only four ingredients needed! I recommend making a double batch because from my experience, they disappear rather fast.  Store them in the freezer, as you would with your Girl Scout cookies.  This will savor the truffles a little bit slower… that is, if you don’t eat them all in one sitting. 🙂  I know you are wanting to write down this recipe so click here and I will escort you over to Cookin’ Cowgirl.  Let’s just say… these will be a big hit with your family and friends!

Thank you for your time today!  Life get so busy, so I appreciate you stopping by.  I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy.  Weekends go by way too fast, so make the most of yours!  Be sure to hug those you love and spend some good quality time with them.

See you back next weekend!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Hello Sweet Pea

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful winter day.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe we are at the end of February already!  Time certainly does fly by quickly, and because of that we really need to be enjoying some time for ourselves.  I hope today you will be inspired to spend some of your precious time in your craft room.  It is my hope that I will give you some wonderful inspiration from today’s post that will help you in your creating!  Have a fabulous Saturday, my friends!

Happy Birthday By Laura Bassen

I am so excited to share a new stamp Sketchy Cities America by Simon Says Stamp.  This fun new stamp gives you the skyline of Seattle.  I have so many fond memories of Seattle, so I can’t wait to play with this stamp set.  You will also enjoy all the wonderful sentiments that comes with this set.  This is one of those cards that you could easily turn into a perfect masculine card.  Don’t you just love the color blending?  It really adds a great touch to this fabulous card.

Happy Birthday

For Laura’s beautiful card she highlighted the skyline by embossing it in clear, then blending several of the Altenew inks from their Sea Shore ink set.  This is such a magnificent way of saying Happy Birthday!  Click here and I will take you over to Laurafadora where you will be able to see a video on how Laura created this fun card.  While visiting, be sure to look at some of the other fabulous cards she has created.  Wouldn’t you love to be the one who receives this gorgeous card?

Hello Sweet Pea By Broni Holcombe

Are you ready for some more fun and inspiration?  This is one of those “wow” cards that you can create using a few different techniques along with some fun vibrant colors.  Broni really has a gift for bringing images to life with her amazing coloring skills.  This is one of those cards that make you want to jump right in and create one of your own. Are you ready to begin?  This digital image comes just like the image seen below.  You can enlarge it or shrink it down to create the size of card that you desire.

Hello Sweet Pea

Digital images are a great way to let your imagination run wild.  The best images speak for themselves.  Broni decided to watercolor these sweet pea flowers using a very casual watercoloring technique.  She used a few of her Zig Clean Color pens to fill in the background and shade the blossoms.  The coloring is so easy with a lot of different options of color.  The rest of the work is just matting it all up.  Let me escort you over to Splashes Of Watercolor where you can see the supply list needed for this card.  The cards you create are so priceless and will always be treasured by the person receiving them.

Felt Dahlia Wall Art By Lia Griffith

I just had to share this Felt Dahlia Wall Art with you today.  Not only does it look spectacular but it is also a breeze to put together, and the finished wreath looks fabulous on the wall.  There is nothing more satisfying than receiving compliments on your own hand crafted projects.  This is the kind of beauty your guests will be unable to take their eyes off, and won’t believe you hand crafted it.

Felt Dahlia Wall Art

This giant felt dahlia would be a great piece of art for any time of the year.  It is easy to customize to fit any home decor color scheme.  All you need is some felt and you can get started!  This wreath is great for both indoor and outdoor decor.  You can make it to match the season, a specific occasion, or just your personal style. I know you are going to want to create this fun wreath, so click here and I will take you over to Lia Griffith where Lia will give you step-by-step instructions to beautify your home.  Happy crafting!

White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna

White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna is the perfect recipe for an easy dessert for family or friends.  It’s light, easy, and no oven required!  It is such a refreshing dessert, and can I say that it is such an eye catcher?  It is every bit as good as it looks!  Is your mouth watering yet?

White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna

This fabulous dessert is a mixture of crushed Golden Oreo cookies, with melted butter pressed into the bottom of a pan.  It is followed by yummy cream cheese, butter, and cool whip mixture bursting with blueberries.  On top is just a simple layer of cool whip.  Vera shaved white chocolate over the top of the whip cream.  You can also use white chocolate chips.  I bet there will not be any left at the end of the day!  Click here to get this fabulous recipe.  You will be thanking me for posting this, so go ahead and give it a try!

I have really enjoyed sharing these projects with you today.  I hope they have been inspiring to you.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Whenever you are in need of additional inspiration be sure to visit Weekly Scrapper every day, and make sure to pop back here next Saturday; I promise I will have more inspiring projects for you!  Enjoy your weekend!

LeAnn