Copic Marker Storage Inspiration

One thing stays pretty much the same no matter which location the crop is at… storage.  We can all agree that for some of us organization is definitely not a strong point.  Some struggle with just how to organize all that great stuff, while the other majority seems to have it down to a science.

I’d like you to meet Steven.  Steven has been coming to Stamp & Scrapbook Expos for years, and not just one a year. He makes it to three of four Expos every year! The beautiful cards he creates first caught our eye at the crops, but we soon became mesmerized by his collection of Copic markers and then his organization of all his Copic markers!  A collection this vast is something to be proud of, and it definitely calls for some serious organization.

At home something permeant might be easy to commit to, but Steven likes to attend our crops, meet his friends, and go to craft parties.  He needed something that he would be able to travel with, something portable, something structured that he could have readily available.  Now if this set up doesn’t entail some major systematic planning, I don’t know what would.

When considering purchasing anything for our craft items we tend to ask ourselves a few questions.  First, is it practical?  Second, is it expensive?  Third, is it attractive?  The first and second questions can be overridden by the answer to the third question.  For Steven, this storage solution checked all the boxes he needed to be checked off!

Do you want to see this all packed up and ready to go to the next crop?  Michelle from the Crop Crew modeled it for us.

Did this leave you with enough inspiration to start getting organized? At least I know half of you are going to either get organized or buy some more Copic markers!  Both sound like a win/win for me!!

See you at the Crop!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Hey There

Hello, my friends!  I hope you have all had a great week and that you will have a relaxing weekend ahead. Today I want to share some fun projects that are sure to give you a burst of inspiration. Grab a drink (and maybe even a treat), sit back, relax, and let’s get started.  Hope you enjoy this day!

French Country Journal By Kathy Clement

I want to share this super fun XL Journal Die designed by Eileen Hull.  I just love the versatility of this die!  Who wouldn’t love to have all your favorite recipes organized?  This is such a priceless keepsake and a great way to preserve your family heirloom recipes.  This is absolutely adorable both inside and out.  The cover is expertly adorned with Graphic 45 French Country papers and Petaloo Burlap Textured Flowers with yellow buttons, along with fun Tim Holtz Idea-Ology silverware and keys.

French Country Journal

This would make a perfect gift and with the holidays not too far away, (scary, right?) it is a great time to start making your gifts now.  Kathy has some great step-by-step instructions and tips to share, so be sure to check out her video by clicking here.  You can also click here to see her step-by-step instructions.  Kathy shares ideas for using the journal, tips for creating interactive elements, and lots of great techniques that you can use in your own crafting. This beautiful piece of artwork can be set out on an easel to add some charm to your kitchen.  How fun to take these same techniques and make up some cards or even a layout.  A big thank you to Kathy for sharing this stunning creation.

Hey There By Cindy Lawrence

This is one stamp set you will want to get right away and start creating!  Cindy always does such a fabulous job with her coloring skills and brings her images to life.  Cindy shares some fun tips and how she colored her glass cloche with an easy and effective way to create the look of glass with your Copic markers.  It is always fun to incorporate your stamping along with die cuts. Handmade cards are always so loved and treasured when received.

Hey There

Are you ready to begin?  Let me escort you over to The Creative Closet blog where Cindy will give you the directions how she created her beautiful card.  You will be over-the-top inspired by Cindy and you won’t want to miss out on any of her fabulous projects!  Enjoy creating, my friends!

Microwave Flower Press BY June Olsen

Are you one who loves to preserve and press flowers?  It can be so discouraging waiting for the flowers to dry before you can create with them.  Pressing flowers is a wonderful way to preserve their beauty, and the process couldn’t be more simple.  Today I will share a fun technique that will only take minutes.  Who would have ever thought to use a microwave?  Microwave flower pressing really preserves the colors and hues of the flowers and foliage much better than traditional flower pressing.  Microwave pressing flowers offers a wonderful way to savor the beauty of summer long after it’s blooms have faded from the garden.

Microwave Flower Pressing

Adding your flowers to a beautiful frame is a great way to display the flowers and enjoy them each day of the year.  These will make wonderful gifts!  I am thinking about making a few extra for the holidays.  I know many of my friends and family would love this.  I always have extra frames on hand, so this would make a beautiful gift and almost a free project. Be sure to hop on over to the Hometalk blog where you can see step-by-step instructions by June Olsen.  You will love this project!

Pineapple Upside Down Trifle By Lisa Jorgensen

This recipe is Incredible!  Layers of cake, glazed pineapple, and cream… it is sure to be a hit whenever you serve it!  This dessert will taste just like paradise.  It is colorful and pretty in the little jars.  The best part is that it is so easy that when you feel like something delicious, you can just whip this up quickly!

Pineapple Upside Down Trifle

I hope you give this delicious dessert a try; I know you’ll be so happy you tried it!  Be sure to stop by Making Life Blissful for a printable recipe and ingredients list, and while you are there be sure to check out more wonderful recipes by Lisa Jorgensen.

I hope these projects have given you some inspiration today.  One of the things I appreciate most about my work is connecting with crafters.  I thoroughly enjoy being able to share projects from so many talented designers.  I love working at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo shows, and hope if you attend any of them that you will stop by the Registration Desk and say hello to me.  I would love to meet you in person!  If you haven’t attended any of our shows, visit our Stamp & Scrapbook Expo website for a complete listing of events.  You will enjoy a fun-filled weekend with us!  in the meantime, I’ll see you back here next Saturday!




Saturday With LeAnn


Hello again to all my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope you are enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend.  I am so happy you made your way over to be with me today.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to share inspiration from some of the most talented people in our industry.  Please take a few minutes today to sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy!

You Can Do It By Cathy Cafun

I immediately fell in love with this beautiful layout that I discovered on Cathy Cafun’s blog, Cathy Can’t Help Herself.  I always feel inspired and enjoy all of her beautiful paper crafting skills.  This layout gives such a soft feminine feel and really gives a pop to her photo.  Even though there are a lot of fine details going on, the embellishments really complement her photo and allow it to still take center stage on this lovely layout.  It is always such a treasure to preserve our priceless memories by taking lots of photos, then taking the time to scrapbook them.

You Can Do It

Cathy created this beautiful layout using the L’Aquarelle Collection from Ultimate Crafts.  Cathy also used coordinating dies, embossing folders, and stamps, along with fussy cutting to make some of her own embellishments.  This beautiful vintage work of art has truly inspired me.  I love how Cathy incorporated warm colors that retained the vintage style. Click here and I will take you on over to Cathy’s blog, Cathy Can’t Help Herself, where you will find all the products needed to create one of your own.  A big shout out to Cathy for sharing this wonderful inspiration with us.

Hello By Yoonsun Hur

Put a smile on someone’s face today just by saying “Hello.”  Can you just imagine the smile when they discover this darling card that was made with so much love?  Receiving a handmade card is like receiving a huge hug through the mail.  It is definitely a great way to brighten up one’s day!


On this sweet card Yoonsun stamped the sunflower with Memento Tuxedo black ink using Summer Flowers by Simon Says Stamp.  She then colored it in using her Copic markers.  I love Yoonsun’s blending which makes this look just like a watercolor.  Yoonsun is one very talented lady so be sure to pop on over to Rejoicing Crafts where you will find so many more inspirational projects.

French Farmhouse Tray By Diana at Dreams Factory

For those of you who know me, you know I just love vintage.  I always fall in love with projects that are a DIY project with a fun vintage flare.  Today I want to share with you a ship-lap inspired tray, with a little bit of painting and distressing.  You will learn how to transfer an image and lot of tips and tricks so you can easily make a chic French Farmhouse tray in no time.  This is a perfect project to make as a gift just about for anyone.  Who wouldn’t love this?

French Farmhouse Tray

There are so many possibilities for using this Shabby Chic tray in your home.  Use it as a decor piece and style it with other decorative items that you may already have around.  Use this fun piece to hang on your wall, or even to use it as a breakfast tray, and serve that special someone a nice breakfast in bed.  Click here and I am going to escort you on over to our crafty friends at Dreams Factory where you will get step-by-step instructions.  Have you heard of Waterslide decals, also known as slip decals? It used to be they were professionally printed, but with the luxury of having a color inkjet or laser printer you can print your own PDF file.  Diana will share all about the Waterslide Decal Paper Transfers with you.  I hope you have been inspired to give this fun technique a try.  Enjoy crafting, my sweet friends!

Peanut Butter Pie by Tonia Larson

This smooth and silky peanut butter pie has a hidden layer of chocolate, a crunchy peanut butter cookie crust, and is topped with mini peanut butter cups.  You will love the results and want to share this with a friend or two!  They will be so impressed with how beautiful this pie looks and they will definitely want your recipe!

Peanut Butter Pie

With a little help from our friend Tonia you can easily make this beautiful pie. She also shares a fun video on how to create it, so don’t miss out – just click here and I will lead the way over to The Gunny Sack so you can print out the recipe.  Enjoy, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I love our creative time together.  If by chance you are close to the Chantilly VA area this next weekend (June 23rd & 24th) we would love you to join us at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for a weekend of crops, classes, and lots of shopping! It’s a weekend crammed with crafting, stamping, and scrapbooking.  Stop by the registration desk and say hello to me, I would love to see your smiling face!




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Mini Album In A Jar

Welcome back all my crafty friends!  Today I have some really fun projects to share with you.  You will be inspired to scrapbook, create a fun card, whip up something yummy in the kitchen for a wonderful dessert, and last but not least, I can’t wait to also share a mini album in a jar.  This week you are going to be very motivated with all of this inspiration, so sit back, relax, and take it all in!

Beautiful By Mona Pendleton

Do you love mixed media layouts?  Whether you are an experienced Mixed Media Artist or just starting out, you are going to love this adorable layout created by the fabulous designer Mona Pendleton.  Sometimes you just don’t know how to get started or where to begin.  Mona shows us how to build from the foundation up using different mediums, or with whatever supplies you happen to have on hand.


Mixed Media is such a great way to use up some of those left over embellishments you have laying around, along with your stencils, inks, paste, and mist to give it a beautiful vintage flare.  This layout is absolutely gorgeous.  Let’s pop on over to Cupcake Creations where you can see more details of Mona’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 fun creating!

Friends Are Flowers By Michele Boyer

I know I have mentioned before that I absolutely adore the Uptown and Tiny Girls stamps from Stamping Bella.  Today I just had to share this adorable card created by Michele Boyer.  That curly hair just takes her over the top!  Such a fun card to create and share with your special friends.

Friends Are Flowers

Michele really has a gift for bringing images to life with her amazing coloring skills.  Michele stamped her image onto X-Press It Blending Card and used her Copic Markers to color it.  Be sure to leave some space inside for writing a sweet note.  To see more of Michele’s beautiful creations, visit her blog Paper Cuts.  It is full of inspiration!  Handmade cards are such a treasure to receive. Who will you send one to?

Mini Album In A Jar By Lisa Nazario-Gregory

Who doesn’t love mini albums?  You know one can never have too many mini albums!  They make a very unique gift, and the gift of memories is priceless.  Can you only imagine the smiles that they would add to anyone’s face?  Mini albums are an instant gratification, and you can create and compete a beautiful album in no time.  Today’s mini album is created to slip into a jar.  What a great way to store that precious mini book, along with a home decor piece that will add so much beauty to your home.

Mini Album In A Jar

This mini album can be filled with lots of memories and will be a unique way of giving them as a gift.  What a wonderful idea to make this jar and fill it with a surprise inside!  Click here and I will take you on over to What A Beautiful Mess where you will see Lisa Nazario-Gregory’s steps on how she created this beautiful masterpiece mini album and jar.  You will leave Lisa’s blog feeling so inspired.

Root Beer Float Cookie Cups By Tonia Larson

These Root Beer Float Cookie Cups are super cute and totally delicious!  The root beer flavor is spot on!  What a great treat for the summer.  Make them with root beer buttercream frosting or just use real ice cream and root beer for a fun dessert.

Root Beer Float Cookie Cups

Your guests and family will be so impressed with how cute they look.  I bet you are ready for the recipe, so come with me over to The Gunny Sack where you will find the ingredients and directions to make your own fun summer treat.  Be sure to take a look at the many more fabulous recipes created by Tonia Larson.  She is a true inspiration in the kitchen!

I hope you have been filled today with lots of fun ideas and tons of inspiration.  Enjoy your weekend creating and I will see you back next Saturday with many more fun projects.  Thank you for spending some of your precious time with me today.




Saturdays With LeAnn

Halloween Treat Bags


I just love this time of year!  Fall, pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, yummy treats, rich beautiful colors, and great memories are all wonderful things about October!  Halloween is one of my very favorite times of the year. Since it is fall and Halloween is coming soon, I thought it would be fun to share a few festive projects with you today.  I hope you will enjoy each one.  Remember it is still not too late to create some of your Halloween projects for this year!

Let’s Escape To The Woods By Lee-Anne Thornton

Don’t you just love fall?  Not only is the weather perfect, here in Utah the leaves are beginning to change colors and the season brings so many beautiful sites to see.  With that being said, it is the perfect time of year to take some pictures of those you love.  Can you just see your cherished photos on this wonderful fall layout?

Let's Escape To The Woods

Check out all of the delightful details of this beautiful fall layout designed by the very talented Lee-Anne Thornton. You will enjoy working with these amazing autumn colors from the collection Autumn Woods by Paper House Productions.  I highly recommend stopping by Love The Journey and checking out how Lee-Anne created this work of art.  You will enjoy many more of her fabulous projects as well.

Wishing You By Laura Bassen

If you are a fan of stamping and inking then you are going to absolutely love this darling card by Laura Bassen.  I fell in love with this fun stamp and die set titled You Matter.  Talk about being perfect for your cards, scrapbook layouts, or even your journals!  The sky is the limit with this fun set.

Wishing You

I don’t know about you, but it makes me so happy when I get to try new techniques, and especially when it comes to stamping and inking!  I would like to thank Laura for sharing her design with us today.  I hope you will take some time and visit her blog Doublestick Heaven.  You are sure to be uplifted by her talent and I know you will enjoy all of her projects

Frankie & Bride By Natalie Murdock

You do still have time to get those fun cards made and sent out.  I thought you might enjoy this adorable card of Frankie and his bride created by Natalie Murdock.  This card will make you want to pull out some of your fun festive Halloween papers and put your creative mind to work.

Frankie & Bride

With Halloween coming up, what a great way to celebrate by sharing your fun Halloween cards with friends and family.  You won’t want to miss out on all of the great tips that Natalie uses to create this darling card.  Come with me and I will take you over to Simply Sweet Stamping.  You will also find so many more of her wonderful projects – I promise you will be very inspired by Natalie’s talent.

Halloween Treat Bags By Audrey Pettit

I just love decorating for the season and making all kinds of treats for family and friends.  I enjoy taking little treats to neighbors and having some extra on hand for those who just pop over.  I ran across these spooky sweet treat bags created by the very talented Audrey Pettit using the fun dies from Sizzix and Tim Holtz.  I love the simplicity of these peek-a-boo packaging bags.  They just give enough of a tease to let your friends know what kind of treat they will be getting.

Halloween Treat Bags

These are not only so spooky cute but very quick and easy to make as well.  The best thing about these is that Audrey gives you a full step-by-step tutorial so you can easily recreate them on your own. You will have so much fun creating with the watercolor backgrounds and using the fun Halloween dies.  Let me take you on over to the Sizzix blog where once again you will be very inspired by Audrey. What a perfect way to package your treats or baked goods.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread By Nikki Gladd

This bread hits all the comfort spots of your soul.  This recipe is so easy to make and fills your house with a heavenly smell as it bakes.  It is unbelievably good and full of warm, sweet flavors. The process is very simple, the only hard part is waiting for the dough to rise.  But the end result is certainly worth the effort!

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Looking for something yummy to make for breakfast this weekend? Look no further!  Wouldn’t you love to start your morning off with these delicious cinnamon sugar pull aparts?  Click here and I will escort you on over to Seeded At The Table where you can receive the recipe from Nikki.  I guarantee you are going to love these and you won’t be able to eat just one or two!  Enjoy!

Thank you for spending a part of your Saturday with me.  I hope you are taking in every moment you can of this beautiful fall season, so relax and enjoy your weekend.  I look forward to seeing you back soon!

Sweet Treats

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Summertime is upon us, and I thought I would share a fun summery card and Sweet Shoppe treat/gift box to coordinate with it! To create these projects, I used the new Colorful Treats stamps, the new Tiny Town: Sweet Shoppe dies and the new Cover Plate: Scallops die, all of which will be available at on July 15th at 10pm EST.

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For my sweet treat card, I used a new die called Cover Plate: Scallops. I die cut it with white cardstock and then used Copic markers to color the different scallops before attaching it to the card base! A lollipop and sentiment from the new Colorful Treats stamps and dies was used over the top! I colored in the lollipop with Copic markers, R20 and R29.

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Next is a fun little gift box made with the new Tiny Town: Sweet Shoppe dies. I couldn’t help but to use the same fun colors with my treat box as I did on the card.

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I cut the main box from the Tiny Town Basics dies, then the rest of the pieces are die cut with the new Tiny Town: Sweet Shoppe dies. The awning stripes are colored with a red Copic marker R29, then glued them over the top of the awning piece, and I did the same for the windows, door, flowers, sign and window boxes, all colored with Copics.

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Inside the box is a little condiment cup full of Sweet Tarts. (It has a lid on it, so they don’t fall out.) The condiment cups fit perfectly! The box is tied closed with twine.

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I hope you are enjoying your summer and getting much paper crafting time in! Have a great day!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Once Is Enough


Hello, my friends! Welcome to another inspirational day here on Weekly Scrapper.  I just returned home from a fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show in Denver.  Thank you to those who came and said hello to me.  It was so fun seeing you again!  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today.  I hope you can find some time this weekend to create some of your own.  Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me, and enjoy the inspiration!

Who Am I by Lynn Shokoples

This layout is one that will help you share just exactly who you are.  I love this because it is about your life; its a great way to display what you love and the things that are important to you. Pocket pages are an excellent choice for this layout because you can easily add photos to this memorable layout.  It will be treasured forever by those who love you!

Who Am I

Who Am I

Lynn used the 12 x 12″ Soiree Collection from Bo Bunny to create her cards.  To add some dimension through layering, Lynn backed some of the photos with the Lattice Frame Craft Die and some of the paper from the 6 x 6″ paper pad.  The layered chipboard is a great element that will bring dimension to your pages. Adding embellishments such as buttons, glitter sprays, and paste will bring life to your layout!  Would you like to see what else she did to create this fun layout? Let me escort you over to the Bo Bunny blog where you will enjoy all the details Lynn shares.  And I’d like to thank Lynn for sharing a fun way to scrap about the things we love!

Congratulations by Amy Sheffer

It is always wonderful to have “Congratulations” cards on hand.  I thought you might enjoy this sweet handmade card created by the very talented Amy Sheffer.  Shaker cards are really an eye-catcher with all of the beautiful pieces inside. They really add a touch of cheer to the occasion.


Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend stopping by Pickled Paper Designs where Amy shares some helpful tips on how to create this adorable card.  A big thank you to Amy for her wonderful inspiration!

Once Is Enough by Jill Foster

Don’t you just love how the flowers on this amazing card by Jill Foster are so bold and vibrant?  Jill added some Colorless Blender directly from the refill bottle, and flicked some of the paint using a paintbrush to give some added splatters to the watercolored background.

Once Is Enough

Jill used an ink blending tool and foam pad to add background inking. Adding an inked background still keeps the flowers bold and bright. The subtle background stamping was done using Penny Black stamps.  It’s time to pull out those Copic markers and have some fun. Let me take you on over to Studio Sessions Art where you will find the products needed to create this beautiful card. You will certainly brighten up anyone’s day by sending them this handmade, treasured card.

Triangle Pillow By Jessee Maloney

Has it been months since you pulled out your sewing machine?  If you are not one of those people that sews on a regular basis, you will want to get out that sewing machine.  Today I have a fun home décor pillow that you can finish in no time.  This fun pillow is easy and quick to make, and a perfect summer project.

Triangle Pillow

Throw pillows are such a great addition to any piece of furniture. Bright and bold seems to be the trend.  With summer months approaching us, why not add some bright colors to your home? Learn how to make a cozy pillow with this quick and easy photo tutorial which gives you great step-by-step instructions from Jessee Maloney.  The best part of making these pillows is that you have a fabulous tool to help get your triangles exactly the same size. Who would have ever thought that you would cut your triangles out on a Sizzix Bigz L Die – Triangles, 2 1/2″ H x 4 1/2″ W die?  I bet you won’t end up making just one after you realize how fun they are to make!

Peanut Butter Flourless Chocolate Cake by Ali

You can make this scrumptious cake in no time, and with only five ingredients!  It is naturally gluten-free and is wonderfully decadent and delicious!  This chocolate cake is like eating a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, perfect for lovers of this classic flavor combination!

Peanut Butter Flourless Chocolate Cake

It is so easy to mix together and bakes in just half an hour.  You can serve it just as it is, or you can chill it and serve it cold.  Click here so I can take you over to Gimme Some Oven where Ali will share her wonderful recipe with you.  I won’t be surprised if this finds it’s way into your favorite recipe file.

Once again, thank you for stopping in. I hope you have felt some inspiration today and will be able to spend some of the weekend doing things you love to do.  Enjoy your week, and I will see you back next Saturday!