Latest & Greatest: Card Making with American Crafts

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

Our next show is in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! 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 one from our Card Making workshop: American CraftsCreative Zen Coloring Cards & Markers.

I love that coloring has become a cool thing to do again. It definitely takes me back to when I was a kid. I would spend hours with my coloring books, crayons, markers, and colored pencils. It is just so relaxing and it is something that I really enjoy.

I started with the Floral 2 Thank You card pack, the Jewel coloring markers, and some coordinating colored pencils.

I outlined the flowers and leaves with the markers and used different shades of colored pencils to fill in.

To finish, I added some rhinestones to the small flower centers and added a bow to highlight the sentiment.

I haven’t colored in a long time, so I am sure there are techniques that I missed for getting better blends. But it was just so much fun working with these products that I can’t wait to play some more and improve my coloring skills.

This Card Making workshop featuring American Crafts’ Creative Zen Coloring Cards & Markers will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, Orlando FL, and 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!

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Bella Blvd

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

Our first show of 2017 in Pleasanton, California is over. I hope all of our Northern California guests had a great time shopping, cropping, and learning this past weekend. Now Expo staff is preparing for our next show in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! Will you be attending?

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 one from our Card Making workshop: Bella Blvd‘s Make Your Mark collection.

If you are able to attend the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop, you will receive this awesome sampler kit with the 6×8 Paper Pad, Gift Tags, and Fundamentals Sticker Sheet from the Make Your Mark collection.

It is an amazing collection with bright, vibrant colors, gold accents, and a truly unique and artistic feel.

With all of the beautiful gold accents, I decided to alter my paper to give it a little bit of shimmer. I used a solid paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad, Tonic StudiosEmbellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl, and a coffee filter.

I just wrapped the coffee filter around my finger, dabbed it in the Embellishment Mousse, and spread it in circles around my paper panel.

It dried almost immediately and gave the paper a distress, weathered look with a metallic shimmer.

I then used it for the base of my card, adding fussy-cut patterned paper, a tag, and stickers to finish.

This Card Making workshop featuring Bella Blvd’s Make Your Mark collection will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, Orlando FL, and 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!


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!



Saturdays With LeAnn

Find Beauty In Each Day

Hi, my crafty friends!  Thank you for dropping by today.  I feel honored today to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you.  I hope you will enjoy a little creative time here on Weekly Scrapper.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Winter Wishes By Emilia Van Den Heuvel

Do you have memories of winter that you want to capture in your scrapbook?  Today I want to share this beautiful Winter Wishes layout created by Emilia Van Den Heuvel.  What really caught my eye was the technique using Pentart glass paint.  You can see how Emilia used this amazing technique on her reindeer.  Sum up several cold-weather memories on one layout using a stickable stencil and glitter paste to create the dimensional layer on your background paper.  Don’t you just love these snowflakes?

Winter Wishes

Complete the design with several snowflakes and add some beautiful embellishments to the centers.  Head outdoors with your children or grandchildren and take some snap shots of them enjoying the snow.  This will be one of those layouts you will cherish forever.  Let me take you on over to Few Favourite Things where you will see how Emilia put this layout together and her list of supplies.  I also want to share with you a tip how to get properly exposed snow photos.  Use the Winter or Snow setting on a point-and shoot camera, or set a custom white balance on a digital SLR.  You will be surprised the difference this will make.  Have fun creating your winter layouts!

Find Beauty In Each Day By Amy Sheffer

Today’s card is a perfect card to let friends know that they are special to you.  I love how Amy incorporated some of today’s trends by watercoloring, ink blending, and background stamping.  This card really pulls out the charm of the folk art image.  I love how Amy has used her focal image to cover a background using the Winter Hills Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink.

Find Beauty In Each Day

The Hills series are such classic sets that can be used for so many occasions.  Amy created this card with some beautiful expressions, and a perfect rustic warmth using her kraft cardstock. Remember to just have fun with your creations and see what you come up with.  Click here and I will take you over to Pickled Paper Designs and Amy will show you another card using the same stamp set.  I know you will have fun creating your own cards.

Chilly Winter Wood Decor By Julie Johnson

Here in Utah today the snow is falling fast and furious, so with that said this is the perfect home wood decor set to have in my home.  It is truly a Winter Wonderland outside and I can’t wait to create a set of these for my own decor.  These adorable snowmen will look cute sitting almost anywhere in your home; and this sign is absolutely darling!  They are perfect to use all winter long.

Chilly Winter Wood Decor

Julie used the Winter Wonderland collection from Simple Stories.  Don’t you just love the cool color palette of this collection? This winter wood decor will add a little warmth to your home this winter season.  Good news… you can order this in a kit so you don’t have to wander all over looking for the right products. Click here and I will escort you over to Paisley & Polka Dots, where you can purchase your kit. I can’t wait to get started on mine, how about you?

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie Bars By Nikki Gladd

Are you tired of making plain old cookies? If you like cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies, then these should go on your high priority list to make.  These are absolutely delicious, especially with the cream cheese frosting!  You will love them so much it will be hard to give any away. 🙂


Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie Bars

I know you are dying to get this recipe so let me take you on over to Seeded At The Table where you can print out the recipe for these delicious bars!  They will be a perfect for any party or just for your family!  Enjoy!

Thank you my friends for stopping by and I look forward to spending some more quality time with you next weekend.  Have a great week and I’ll see you back again soon!



Handmade Cards from 3×4 Cards

Handmade Cards from 3x4 Cards by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #JillibeanSoup #handmadecards

Hey there, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans! Welcome to Inspiration Station, I’m Becki. Today, I have two cards to share with you that I created out of 3×4 cards. I made birthday cards with the brand new Souper Celebration collection from Jillibean Soup. I love to create and have a few birthday cards in hand. When a few bits and pieces from the Souper Celebration collection landed in my office, I knew I was going to pull together some birthday cards.

The first paper I fell in love with from this collection was the Souper Celebration Bite Sized Bits. This paper has 12 adorable 3×4 cards on it. I thought that these 3×4 cards would make adorable cards. I chose two of my favorite cards, and got to work.

All I added to the “you still got it” 3×4 card was three scraps of patterned paper that I cut into banner shapes, two small stickers and three enamel star shapes. By using a 3×4 card as the main focal point on this card, I was able to have this card finished in just a few minutes.

The second card I created has a 3×4 card that had a lot of text. This made it even easier to finish the card in only a matter of minutes. The only embellishing I did to this 3×4 card is the file tab sticker at the top and a few more enamel stars.

By using 3×4 cards I was able to create two adorable birthday cards within just a few minutes. I love it when paper crafting is this much fun and also quick and easy! Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday.

Boy & Girl Themed Cards

Boy and Girl Themed cards created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #papercrafting #cratepaper #scrapbookexpo

Hey friends, Becki here. I am so excited to share a set of cards that I created. One is a boy themed card and one is a girl themed card. I used the Cute Girl collection and the Cool Kid collection from Crate Paper. Because I have both boys and a girl in my house, I LOVE these two collections and have used them before on several projects. (You can find some of those projects HERE and HERE.)

These cards are basic with a few embellishments and a sentiment created with letter stickers gathered on a patterned paper base. I created the sentiment “Hello sweet girl” with a combination of puffy stickers (“hello” and “sweet”) and chipboard stickers (“girl”).

I used pop dots to adhere the “sweet” sticker to the card. I wanted the stickers above and below to tuck right under the “sweet” portion of the sentiment.

Below the sentiment I added three adorable whimsical houses. Two of the houses (the ones on the outside edge) are puffy stickers. The house in the middle is a rubber charm. I think these houses are SO adorable!

The boy card is created very similarly to the girl card. I used puffy stickers, chipboard, and a rubber charm to create this card.

The dinosaur is a rubber charm that I adhered to the card with pop dots. The race car is chipboard that is nestled right under the dinosaur. The airplane is chipboard as well. Aren’t these the perfect embellishments for a boy themed card?!

The “boys rule” sentiment is created entirely out of puffy stickers. I love the pop of black the puffy black stars bring to this card.

I love how these cards turned out. It will be so nice to have them on hand for the next birthday, new baby, or any other little kid event that pops up.

Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next week!


Snow Shaker Card

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, Becki here! I missed you last week as I was celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. It’s snowing outside my window right now which is the perfect setting for the card I have to share with you today.

If you were in the Latest & Greatest card making class in the last few Stamp & Scrapbook Expos, you’ll be thrilled with the card I have to share with you today. Jillibean Soup has the greatest shaker cards. These are SO much fun to play with! There are tons of shapes just waiting to be filled with fun goodies. You could fill these shakers with SO many things – glitter, sequins, confetti, punched shapes, buttons, and even fake snow. I chose to to fill this card with some fake snow. I picked up a bag of fake snow at the dollar store the other day, and with one small bag you could make dozens and dozens of shaker cards.


I found that when filling the shaker card, less is more. When you add a bunch of “stuff” in the shaker portion, it doesn’t move around as much. You want your little bits and pieces to move all around when you shake the card.


These little bits of snow are extra fun because they have a little bit of static. That small static makes the snow stick to the front of the shaker so it looks like it’s snowing on the snowman.


I used the Snow Fun collection by Carta Bella paper. The embellishments on this card are very minimal. In fact, I only used two die cuts and a bit of patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. The snowman die cut from the ephemera pack fit perfectly in the shaker portion of the card. The other die cut (below the shaker portion of the card) is also from the ephemera pack and served as the sentiment on this card.


I wish you could see this card in real life. It’s so cute!! The little bits of “snow” make all the difference in the world. Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday! Happy December, everyone!