Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Lorraine here, ready to share some fun projects on this beautiful fall day, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a little crafty “me” time. You deserve it!

Adding Color to Black & White Elements by Missy Whidden

There is nothing like a beautiful watercolored background to make a black & white photo just pop. Missy used the Faith > Fear Collection by Illustrated Faith on this layout. The collection is entirely black & white which leaves your color options wide open. I love the contrast of this black & white collection. Click here and I’ll take you over for a peek of all the pieces that are available.

For more details click here and I will be honored to take you over to the Bella Blvd blog so you can follow along as Missy shares many tips and tricks on how easily this adorable layout comes together. Happy scrappin’!

You Are Amazing By Yoonsun Hur

Since we already have the watercolors out, I thought you might enjoy this sweet card designed by the very talented Yoonsun. Have you had the opportunity to play with Altenew multilayer stamps yet? They really take the guesswork out of creating a beautiful bold contrast, or you can use your favorite coloring medium for a soft and subtle look.

No matter what your style is, you are sure to fall in love with all the possibilities. Yoonsun stamped the image using Versa Fine Onyx Ink than watercolored the flowers with Distress Inks, but feel free to use what you have on hand. Have fun experimenting with different coloring mediums to alter the finished piece.

Mini Album By Suzz

What’s not to love about mini albums?  They are the instant gratification of scrapbooking, not to mention they make the perfect gift for those special people in your life.  With a little guidance from our crafty friend Suzanne, you, too, can whip up several of these little works of art for the holidays. Add a few photos and some meaningful sentiments and you have a gift that will be treasured for years to come. The large house in the set measures approximately 5″ tall by 3 5/8″ wide, which can easily handle of few carefully cropped pics and lots of stamping. After all, there is no better gift than the gift of memories, right?

I couldn’t resist sharing a 2nd photo of the inside. Be sure to stop by the Funkie Junkie Blog to check out the album in its entirety. You’re gonna love it!

I love the fact that Suzanne created her own mini album using the Tiny House Die by Tim Holtz. What a creative way to use the die. I must confess, I loved the die before but I haven’t purchased it yet. I was on the fence thinking how many little houses can one make, but when you add in mini albums – well that’s another story!  After seeing what Suzanne did with this project It’s now on my list to purchase at our Sacramento show in a few weeks.

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken Piccata

It’s lemon time in my neck of the woods (sunny southern CA) so I am on the hunt for ways to use them. My family and friends love this creamy chicken over pasta, but a piccata can be served over anything: rice, zucchini noodles, steamed vegetables, or anything else you can think of. Have fun making this dish your own.

Be sure to stop by and visit with Karina on her amazing food blog Cafe Delites; you and your family will be glad you did. Big hugs to Karina for helping us kick things up a notch or two in the kitchen. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing week, and I’ll see you next Sunday with some really fun projects to get you in the fall spirit. If you happen to be in Sacramento, CA the 3rd weekend of Oct (10/20 – 10/21) or in Ontario, CA the first weekend in Nov (11/3 – 11/4) we would love to have you join us at our last two shows of the year! I will meet you at the Creativity Center and we can create something beautiful together.

 

 

Latest & Greatest Card Making with Fancy Pants

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun card that I created with products from our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop with Fancy Pants. I love making cards and making cards with adorable Fancy Pants products is even more fun.

To create this card, I used the Dream Big 6×6 paper pad, puffy stickers, and ephemera pack. These are all products that those who attend our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop in Akron, Sacramento, and Ontario get to take home with them. Isn’t that awesome?This card has a LOT of dimension. Just because you’re using flat embellishments like stickers and die cuts, doesn’t mean that your card can’t have dimension. The best way to create dimension on a card is to use dimensional adhesive. I even use dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers sometimes. On this card, I used dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers, patterned paper, and die cuts.I chose “#hustle, Darling, you’ve got this” as the sentiment for this card. I thought that would be a really fun sentiment on a card for a teenager. The cute cloud and adorable bird add to the fun whimsical feel of this card.I couldn’t be happier with how this card came together. These card making products from Fancy Pants are so fun to work with. If you live near Akron, Sacramento, or Ontario. Make sure you sign up to take one (or all three) of our Latest & Greatest workshops. We’d love to have you in our workshops. Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll see you again, right here, next week with a fun stamping project.

 

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I just returned home from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Arizona and I’m happy to report that a fun time was had by all. Hugs to all of the amazing people that I had the privilege of crafting with in person.  You guys were on fire which always makes for a great show. I must admit that I am getting a bit melancholy about only having three shows left for the year, but again I am extremely thankful that we still have Weekly Scrapper to keep us connected throughout the year.

Adventure Awaits Layout By Kerstin

Have you ever taken pictures with a particular layout in mind? I know I have. Since your priceless photos should always be the focal point of your layouts, I thought you might be inspired by this sweet layout designed by the very talented Kerstin. It makes me smile seeing how she designed the layout around the photo. This obviously would need to be pre-planned to have the children posed in just the right way, but how adorable is the end result?  I love it.

For a complete list of supplies that were used on this fun layout, click here and I’ll escort you over to the Scrap FX blog. While you’re there be sure to check out all the must-have chipboard embellishments; there are pages of choices and they are so detailed you’re going to love them. Dare I bring up that Christmas is fast approaching?  They have over 70 chipboard embellishments for Christmas alone. Have fun!

Hope Card By Alice Wertz

I instantly fell in love with the peaceful design of this heartfelt card. To create the focal point,  Alice used the Dove Die from Paper Smooches to cut out the main image then colored the negative with Copic Markers and inserted them back into the outline. What a beautiful way to share an encouraging message of peace and hope during the holidays. The background was created by layering the outline cutouts on the card base. What a perfect card to offer a little inspiration to someone that could use a hug from a friend. Receiving a handmade card is like getting a hug through the mail; they are appreciated more than you know.

Very clever!  Big hugs to Alice for sharing this adorable card with us. Keep up the great job you’re doing by sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time. Click here and I will escort you over to the Paper Smooches Blog so you can see how easily this card comes together.

Washi Tape Mini Wood Pallet DIY Coasters By Amy

Have you started your holiday crafts yet? How cute would these adorable coasters be to gift to your family and friends? You can design them to fit any holiday theme or customize them to coordinate with anyone’s color scheme. I know you probably already have a healthy stash of washi tape – so to create this project all you really need is some basic supplies and inexpensive craft sticks.

This would also be a great project to get the kids involved in. I’m sure the grandparents would love a handmade treasure from the kids for the holidays. Click here and I’ll take you over to ClubChica Circle so you can jot down the few supplies that you will need. Have fun!

Cajun Honey Chicken Bowls

This flavorful recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners. Many of you know that I am not a big fan of spending hours in the kitchen, so this tasty dish can be on the table in about 1/2 an hour, after the marinating time. This truly makes my heart sing and I hope it does the same for you.

I hope you’ve been inspired to give this Cajun honey chicken a try – you are going to love it.! I highly recommend subscribing to The Weary Chef so you never miss one of Andi’s yummy recipes. Both you and your family will be glad you did.

Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post. Have an amazing week and I’ll see you next Sunday.  If you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Denver Mart located at 451 East 58th Ave in Denver, CO on September 29th & 30th, I’ll be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and would love to meet you in person, I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Felicity Wilson

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Felicity Wilson makes the most beautiful, layered, and textured projects! She’s truly a well-rounded crafter and dabbles in card making, traditional layouts, mini albums, and Project Life!

Name: Felicity Wilson
Location: Emerald, Queensland, Australia
Blog: herhand.blogspot.com
Instagram: @flisw
YouTube: Felicity Wilson
Facebook: felicity.wilson.167
Pinterest: @felicitywilson

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: I’m Felicity, a wife and mumma to 3 kiddos. I live on a large farm so if I’m not inside being creative then I am outside being creative in the garden or helping out on the farm. I have always been crafter, right as a little kiddo. I was one those kiddos that would sit and colour in all day, chop up paper and glue it back down!! When my eldest son was born 8 years ago, I started to really get into paper crafts, I dabbled a little bit before his birth, but more so after as I wanted to freeze and document his special moments. Still today, I’m paper crafting and recording my kiddos’ memories 🙂

Favorite thing to create: If I had to choose just one, it would be Project Life. Simply because I’m freezing the moments and recording as much as I can about the kiddos’ lives.

What do you love about this hobby? I love being able to freeze the moment and record it. I know in a few years my grey matter will fail, so by having all the moments and photos recorded, we can all chatter and giggle about the days back then!!

5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I love shoes. I once had 100 pairs in my early teenage years!
2. I can’t stand moths. Give me a snake anyday, just not a moth!! LOL
3. If I can’t be sticking paper and glue down, I will be out in my garden. I love growing and picking pretty flowers.
4. I’m an organised person. I can’t function without a to do list!
5. I went sky diving many years ago to try and overcome my fear of heights. I’m still scared of heights, but don’t regret the sky dive, it was beautiful!

Here is a set of cards Felicity made for her spotlight!

CARDS by Felicity Wilson

I love using up scraps and bits and pieces off my desk. I love to challenge myself by simply creating something from all the bits around me and that’s what I did with these tags. Very satisfying!

MINI ALBUM by Felicity Wilson

I love being able to put a series of photos together in a mini album, just as I did here of my daughter. The photos truly tell the story.

PROJECT LIFE by Felicity Wilson

When creating Project Life pages, I like to try and incorporate new techniques, so here I did a lot of hand stitching, which is something I just love to do.

BUTTERFLY LAYOUT by Felicity Wilson

I find fussy cutting really therapeutic. This is what I have done, is sat and relax with the scissors and butterflies and it’s still one of my favorite pages hanging on my wall 🙂

LOVELY LAYOUT by Felcitiy Wilson

This is also another favorite layout of mine because it incorporates some of my favorite techniques. Hand stitching, mixed media, and fussy cutting!

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you are as inspired by Felicity’s creations as I am!

Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with We R Memory Keepers

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. Today I am going to be creating with a new product from our Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools class: We R Memory KeepersDial Trimmer.

This is a fun little tool that is very easy to use. It has six different blade options which can be used with a twist of the dial.


With it, I created this tear-strip card:


First, I cut some white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 10 1/2″ and scored it on the 1 1/2″ and 7″ marks.

This left a 1/2″ gap between the ends.


Then, I decorated the inside of the card using items from the Simple StoriesPosh collection.

I used the Perforate blade on the Dial Trimmer and added perforated lines to a 1″ wide strip of patterned paper spacing them 1/2″ apart.

I centered and adhered the strip over the gap on the front of the card, trimmed the excess paper, and punched a hole on the right end of the perforated strip.

I decorated the card front with some patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, and baker’s twine.


To open the card, you just tear the strip to reveal the sentiment inside.


Such a fun card to make! I can imagine making so many more fun projects with the fabulous tool.

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

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Fancy Pants Designs


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

Our next show is in Edison, NJ on August 11th-12th. 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 Stamping workshop: Fancy Pants DesignsFamily & Co. collection.

I just love that Fancy Pants Designs includes stamps that coordinate with their adorable paper collections. If you take the class, you will receive a sampling of items from the collection perfect for stamping and card making, including the 4×4 Stamp Set, the 6×6 Paper Pad, and the Tags pack:


With these products, I created this card:


I stamped the house stamp from the 4×4 Stamp Set on cardstock and patterned papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad using black ink.


I hand cut shapes from each of the stamped images and pieced  the images together to create a colorful house.


I finished by adding the paper-pieced house on a tag from the Tags pack, stamped a sentiment from the 4×4 Stamp Set onto another tag, and layered the tags on the center of a 3 3/4″ square mini card to finish.


Such a cute, cute collection, don’t you think?!

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Fancy Pants Designs’ Family & Co. collection will also be taught at our upcoming show in Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

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

Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Rebecca Keppel

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Hello and welcome back to a new edition of Designer Spotlight! Today we’re getting to know Rebecca Keppel!

Name: Rebecca Keppel
Location: Arizona
Blog: myclutteredcorner.com
Instagram: @rebeccakeppel
YouTube: rebeccakeppel
Pinterest: @rebecca_keppel
Facebook: rebecca.keppel

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: Twelve years ago I was working as a corporate securities attorney in San Fransisco. When my daughter was born in 2005, my husband Scott and I jumped at the chance to move to Arizona where we could afford a home and a backyard. We now also have a son (they are 12 and 10 years old) and I am a stay at home mom so I can drive them to and from their charter school and activities. We’ve added two Labrador / Weimaraner puppies to our brood (Crobsby and Cole) and at a little over one year old they are 125 and 85 lbs respectively! We will probably never get used to the 115 degrees that are common in the Arizona summers, but we love the family-oriented town we live in.

I’ve always loved creating and I even had a childhood “scrapbook” with torn out magazine photos and Mrs. Grossman stickers, but it wasn’t until my oldest was born that I decided to make a first year album for her and really got bit by the papercrafting bug. I bought a few basic supplies, which turned into a few more and before I knew it, I was obsessed. I quickly accumulated enough scrapbooking supplies that I decided they should be put to other good uses as well, like card making. These days scrapbooking and card making are still my two favorite types of paper crafts. I’ve had so many amazing experiences related to paper crafts including, being a member of design teams, being published in print or online publications and getting to know other paper crafters around the world.

Favorite thing to create: It varies! I always love sitting down to make a layout, but lately I have really enjoyed the process of designing and creating cards just as much!

What do you love about this hobby? I love the mind/body connection that I experience while creating. I love the creative outlet it provides when so much of life is daily tedium. And, I love the community of like-minded people who truly understand the notion of, “I just had to have that pretty piece of paper!”

5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I grew up on the east coast and moved to San Francisco after college with no money and no job.
2. I’m an only child.
3. I’ve travelled to Quebec, several cities in France, London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and several places in Thailand as well as several US states.
4. I love sewing on paper, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to sew fabric. I tried to make a nightgown for my daughter’s doll once and it totally stressed me out. Ugh, SLEEVES….amiright?!
5. Before moving to Arizona I had never lived in a landlocked state. I miss the ocean!


SUMMER CHILL by Rebecca Keppel

I have been obsessed with contact photos lately. I love that using them allows me to add a bunch of photos to one layout.

POOL TIME IN APRIL by Rebecca Keppel

This layout is based on a sketch by Kristine Davidson. In the sketch there was a 4×6 photo in the top lefthand corner, but I used tiny contact photos in that space. I told you I was obsessed with tiny photos!

LOVE CARD by Rebecca Keppel

When creating cards there are few things I love more than die cutting, shakers, and rainbows!

HUGS & KISSES CARD by Rebecca Keppel

Oh and inking! I love creating inked backgrounds over stamped and heat embossed backgrounds like in this card:

HELLO CARD by Rebecca Keppel

Ombre backgrounds are a close second to rainbows in my book! This card has all my favorites: die cutting, inking, shaker, and ombre!

Thanks so much to Rebecca for sharing her many talents with us today!! Be sure to drop by her social media sites listed at the top of this post to see more of her incredible work!