Saturdays With LeAnn

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Welcome back, my friends.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects from four wonderful designers, and then add to it some yummy cookies!  I hope these will be some projects that you want to create yourself.  So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!

Heritage Portrait By Delaina Burns

I am delighted today to share this beautiful layout designed by the very talented Delaina Burns.  The astonishing moments with our family are not only to be cherished, but are so very important for us to scrapbook.  I love Delaina’s layout and how she added the vintage flare to set off her old photo.

Heritage Portrait

Delaina created her beautiful page using a stenciled background along with the Artisan Powder from Prima. She also added lots of layers by mixing papers, flowers, and metals.  Don’t you just love this soft, vintage look?  All of her embellishments are a perfect match to complement her layout.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog, Delaina’s Embellished Memories, where you will find the steps to creating this page.  This is one design I am sure you will want to use again.  A big thank you to Delaina for sharing this outstanding layout with us.  Enjoy creating one of your own!

Thanks By Inge Groot

I know many of you (like me) are enjoying the shaker-card trend that is going on right now, and I hope you will be inspired to make one of your own. I would like to share this darling shaker card that was created by using the Gift Box Cover-Up-Die-namics windows.  Adding beautiful colored sequins to your card will immediately add color to your background of your card.  Step it up a notch and add a coordinating envelope to your card.  What a sweet surprise when the recipient opens the envelope to find such a fabulous card inside.

 

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Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend you stopping by the Patterned Paper blog where Inge will share the supplies needed and how she created this adorable card.  You will love how she used this window die to create a shaker card with a beautiful floral arrangement!  Thank you, Inge, for your inspiration!

Well, Hello By Cindy Lawrence

Today I would like to also share this fabulous card created with a new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Well, Hello Dahlia.  My favorite part of this card is the fact that it is a digital file, and the best part is that you can print it as many times as you desire.

Well Hello

Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular.  They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities.  One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored.  This gives you a range of new design opportunities.  Cindy shows us her beautiful coloring skills using Copic markers.  Click here and I would love to take you over to The Creative Closet where you can see the different colors of markers that Cindy used to create this masterpiece. Have fun creating! 🙂

Wire & Felt Flowers By Anna-Karin Evaldsson

These unique flowers are so fun to make and look great in a vase together, or just one flower on its own in a glass jar becomes a great little gift.  The flowers look very nice and decorative, and can be used for different things like gifts, napkins and many other items.  Don’t you just love the look of the twisted wire for the stems?  No need to cover them up with florist tape.  The mixed metals really step up the style.  Try making your flowers from other materials, such as printed paper, old book paper, leather, matte board, or any kind of surface that you can die cut.

Wire & Felt Flowers

So you are probably wondering how you make your wire twists, right?  There is a new tool out is called Twist & Style.  This exciting twist tool quickly and easily twists wire with other materials, including ribbon, raffia, cotton cording, plastic cording, embroidery floss, and fabric strips. The results are so amazing!  Click here to learn how to use this amazing tool. This video will show you step-by-step instructions and you will find yourself having so much fun creating with this tool.  A big thank you to Anna-Karin for another wonderful inspiration.  Have fun crafting, friends!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies By Ali Ebright

You have got to try these!  If you are looking for a cookie that will make you look like a professional baker, these are the cookies for you.  Not only are they so tasty but very appealing as well.  These are full of fresh lime, coconut, and buttery flavors, and topped with a light lime glaze.  They will become one of your all-time favorites!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies
You absolutely can’t go wrong with these.  I highly recommend making a double or triple batch, then you will have extras to give away or even to freeze for later.  Let me take you over to Gimme Some Oven where Ali has the recipe and ingredients for you.  With the days starting to get cooler, it is a great time to spend in your kitchen and do some baking.  Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and you have been inspired to begin some of your own.  I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things again with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week ahead of you and enjoy this beautiful fall season!
~LeAnn~

Saturdays With LeAnn

Dogwood Flower

Welcome back, my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. The weather here in Utah is so beautiful; spring is definitely in the air. I just love this time of year when the flowers are starting to bloom and the grass and trees are turning green. I hope your weather is beautiful as well, and you are enjoying a beautiful spring day!

Today I want to share this gorgeous layout (which reminds me so much of spring) created by the very talented Delaina Burns. She always inspires me with her talent. Head on over to Delaina’s Embellished Memories to receive more of her wonderful inspiration. The soft richness of this beautiful layout is to die for.

Butterfly

Butterfly

Delaina used the beautiful collection “Butterfly” by Prima. She pulled out the coordinating embellishments to snuggle the photo of that sweet little baby and created a beautiful masterpiece layout. Splashes of Color Bloom spray add a delightful touch to her layout. Delaina also used the accented collection flowers to create a beautiful garden around her sweet photo. To give her layout a final touch, she added Micro Beads and modeling paste for some dimension. What a beautiful way to add a vintage spin on this layout.

Sometimes we need to create something simple, classic, and elegant and today’s card is just that. Don’t you just love this design? John Lockwood created this gorgeous card by using Cricut transfer tape, which is transparent so you can see exactly where you place it.

Dogwood Flower

The background of the card is created from a stamp set Dogwood flower by John Lockwood Stamps. To achieve the faded look, John used distress ink in spiced marmalade and tea dye over the image. To find the instructions on how to create this outstanding card visit the blog John Next Door. You will be amazed how easy this gorgeous card is to make.

Here is another fabulous spring card. Are you a Tim Holtz fan, like I am? This card was created by Annette Green using a challenge from Tim’s book “A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III.” This is a simple to create card with a mixed media feel.

There is Beauty in Simplicity

Annette used a Perspective stamp set and Watercolor stamp set. She stamped some images from the two stamp sets using black archival ink onto Ranger Distress Watercolor Carstock, then colored them with Distress Markers and the water brush. The butterfly is popped up giving it some dimension and she slightly folded the butterfly’s wings. Pop on over to Annette’s Creative Journey to get the complete instructions for this card. You will have so much fun in creating this!

Springtime means bringing out some bright colors and a beautiful wreath to hang on your door. This delightful wreath is created using Daisy stamps and matching die. What a fun decoration to hang on your door and show off your talent.

Flower Wreath

This beautiful wreath is so stunning. What a masterpiece to create and enjoy, and everyone who comes to your door will enjoy it, too. For detailed instructions click HERE and scroll down. A big thank you goes out to Maureen Russell for her talent and sharing this fun project with us. Hope you have fun creating yours!

Do you have a special occasion coming up? This yummy cake will be the hit of your party! Sometimes a little splash of color does so much. It is also fun to have a little surprise inside along with the simply beautiful exterior.

Pink Ombre Swirl Cake

Can you just imagine this in different colors? Yellows to orange, different shades of lavender, or even light turquoise to teal. Use any color to coordinate with your party’s color scheme, or just your favorite color! What colors will you try? Be sure to visit Glorious Treats to get your receipe for this beautiful Ombre Swirl Cake. Thank you to Glory Albin for her inspiration to bake something so lovely!

Once again I thank you for sharing some of your Saturday with me. My hope today is that you feel that beautiful spring feeling in the air and enjoy each moment of it. See you again next Saturday. Have a wonderful week!

Sundays With Lorraine

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Hello, my artsy friends, I hope all is well and that you’re enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend. I have some fun projects to share with you, so sit back and soak up the inspiration!

Happy Birthday Designed By Michelle Lupton

Do you seem to collect Tim Holtz Distress Inks? I love each and every color that is available and I know I’m not alone. Michelle achieved this beautiful, watercolor look by blending several different Distress Inks through the Hero Arts Leaf and Flourish stencil.

Distress Inks Meet Stencils

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your Distress Inks, your favorite stencils, and have some inky fun. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly this beautiful card comes together.

Treasure Box With Mini Album By Delaina Burns

This altered box is truly filled with treasure. I can’t think of anything more precious than the gift of memories. Who isn’t going to feel the love that was put into this special gift?

Treasure Box With Mini Album By Delaina Burns

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I highly recommend stopping by Delaina’s Blog where she has prepared a step-by-step tutorial on not only putting the box together but how to create the handmade mini album inside.There are so many fun tips and techniques that Delaina shares in her video; you don’t want to miss it.

Smile by Donna Ratcliff

Would you believe that this artsy card was made from a bit of clean up paper, several gelli prints left over from another project, a few stamp sets, and a little fussy cutting.

Smile

What a great way to use up your experimental gelli prints, scraps of this and that, and even your clean up paper. (You know you’re a real artsy paper crafter when you’re using your clean up paper! But why not – it’s too pretty to toss in the trash.) My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, be open to trying new techniques, but most important, have fun with your art.

DIY Dresser Transformation

This project is definitely on my Crafting Bucket List. Talk about a total transformation from boring to holy cow beautiful! It does involve breaking out a few power tools but not to worry, the end result is worth it. Would you believe that these gorgeous vintage looking tables started out as a garage sale bargain ($25 for the pair). A real trash to treasure story!

Totally Transformed Dresser

If power tools aren’t your friend, no worries, it’s ok to ask for help. Make it a group or team project. Click here and I will take you over to The Painted Hive where Kristine has prepared an amazing step-by-step tutorial. Let me know if you give this one a try; I would love to see your finished project.

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps. They’re great for a light supper or a sure hit appetizer.

 Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The best part is that these delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps can be made in 20 minutes or less. You really are going to love this recipe! It’s delicious, budget friendly, and easy on the calories, what more can we ask?! Click here and I will take you over to Chungah’s Blog, Damn Delicious so you can print out the recipe, as I know you are going to make this dish over and over again.Bon appetit!

Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me; I hope you have a wonderfully creative week.

Saturday’s Inspiration: Beautiful cards, a wintery day layout, a home décor project, and a special treat

Love You

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Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on the Weekly Scrapper blog. I have some real treasures to share with you today. I hope that these will inspire you to jump out of that chair and get started making some of these adorable projects on this fabulous weekend!

Together Card by Aida Haron

I want to share a very gorgeous card created with burlap. Who would have ever thought that burlap could look so stunning on a card? This is a perfect example of shabby chic with simple elegance. I fell in love with every little detail about this card – the soft colors, the stunning flowers, and the wonderful dimension. How fun to mix all varieties of die cuts! This inspiring card was found on the Sizzix blog created by Aida Haron. I can only imagine how this beautiful card will bring a little sunshine to brighten anyone’s day.

Together

Love You Card by Michele Kovack

Everyone loves a beautiful handmade card. They are so much fun to make and such a joy to receive. Can you just imagine giving this to someone you love for Valentine’s Day? I think it makes a wonderful statement in showing your love to that special person. I just love the warm fuzzy feeling that I get inside this time of year. It is so fun to see a big smile on someone’s face as you give them your treasured handmade card.

Love You

This darling card is made with straws for the main backdrop of the card. Adding some beautiful lace really gives it that feminine touch. It just wouldn’t be a Valentines card without adding a heart. I would like to thank Michele Kovack for sharing this sweet card with us. What a great inspiration!  Visit Thoughts Of A Cardmaking Scrapbooker blog; you will see many more outstanding projects.

Enjoy by Mona Pendleton

On a winter day what could be more fun then to go out and ice skate? This beautiful layout brings back so many wonderful childhood memories for me. Mona Pendleton really has an eye for detail. With her perfectly placed layers using flower blossoms, gears, and doilies, she really pulls this layout together so beautifully. Don’t you just love her textured background?

Enjoy

To add a little bit more detail she embellished her layout adding a fun pair of skates created with a Sizzix die. To give them the old rustic look she painted, distressed, and added laces to her skates. Be sure to visit Cupcakes Creations for more wonderful inspiration from Mona Pendleton.

Decorated Heirloom Box by Delaina Burns

Do you ever wonder what to do with all those pictures that are just waiting to be scrapbooked?  My favorite way of storing them is putting them in decorative boxes. How beautiful these are to set out in your home, and at the same time you have easy access to those photos.

Heirloom Box

Another beauty of this box is to create a photo album that fits inside, then give as a gift. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift like this? What a great way to use up some of your product stash! I love metal hardware, and what an excellent idea to display your best loved pieces. This beautiful box was created by Delaina Burns. Visit her blog at Delaina’s Embellished Memories for her video tutorial. You will also see her wonderful talent and enjoy many more of her outstanding projects.

 Mini Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Trifles

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering right now just looking at this fabulous dessert. These yummy trifles are made with Ghirardelli chocolate baking chips. It can’t get any better than this!  Serve these at a party or even dessert for your family and I guarantee they will be impressed! I highly recommend paying a visit to the Ghirardelli blog; you are sure to leave ready to break out your baking supplies and create some amazing desserts.

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Trifles

I hope you have been inspired to give these fun projects a try. I am sure you will have so much creating them!

Thank you for sharing some of your weekend with me. I look so forward to having you return next Saturday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a fabulous week!

Embellished Memories

This is one of those outstanding masterpiece projects that will not take too much of your time, and yet will be fun and meaningful to create. When you are finished, you will step back and be amazed at what you’ve created. This beautiful mixed media burlap canvas project was created by a very talented lady, Delaina Burns. Be sure to visit her blog Delaina’s Embellished Memories for more of her wonderful inspiration. A huge thank you goes to Delaina for sharing this great tutorial with us.

Embellished Memories

Delaina used several of Prima’s choice embellishments along with a touch of paint and distressing. Adding a priceless photo to the canvas creates a treasure you will have forever. Be sure to watch Delaina’s tutorial here on how to create this lovely project.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this gorgeous canvas photo frame as much as I do! Have a wonderful and creative day.

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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Gesso
  • Antique White Paint
  • White Cardstock
  •  Metalic Bronze Chalk Edger
  • Baby Wipes

Shell Seekers

One of my very favorite things to scrapbook is summer photos and especially ones at the beach.  I just love the clusters of sea shells, using them as my embellishments.  This is one of those fun summer  layouts that have so much inspiration and really makes you want to get out your summer photos.  This beautiful layout was created by Delaina Burns a very talented design team member for Prima Marketing.  Stop on by her blog Delaina’s Embellished Memories for more of her outstanding projects.

Shell Seekers

Delaina started her layout with a few paper strips to the top and bottom of her page, then punching the edge of one of the strips.

Shell Seekers

She then layered several journal squares or paper squares to crop her photo.

Shell Seekers

To give it some contrast she added some wood and chipboard with her photo.

Shell Seekers

Delaina  added some flowers and resin pieces to give it some texture, dimension, and color.

Shell Seekers

To give it the added touches she gave her layout a title, and a few more embellishments such as brads, a flair button, paperclip and bling.

Shell Seekers

Here are some close up pictures of the embellishments.

Shell Seekers

Shell Seekers

Time to get out of the hot heat and pull out your fun summer photos.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

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Supplies Used (Not shown)

  • Border Punch
  • Adhesives

A Beautiful Doll

Do you remember how fun it was to dress paper dolls?  Well today’s tutorial is just as fun creating your own doll and turning it into a  beautiful card.  This absolutely gorgeous card was created by Delaina Burns.  You can see more of her outstanding projects on her blog Delaina’s Embellished Memories.

A Beautiful Doll

Can you believe that this doll is a rubber stamp?  Let’s get started creating this beautiful card.  First cut a piece of patterned paper 7-1/2″ long  x 8-1/2″ wide.  Score the length at 4-1/4″ for card.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 7 x 3-3/4″ and adhere to card face.  Ink or paint multi layers of color on swirl chipboard and adhere to the card.  Next you will prepare your doll as follows.  Begin by stamping your doll image on a sturdy cardstock and fussy cut her out.  (Skin tone colored paper works well)  Next, stamp the image as many time as needed and with as many different papers as you want to fussy cut her clothes and her hair band.  Take a few minutes to color her hair and even her accessories.  You can use your colored pencils for this.  Next add flowers, bling, and a sentiment inside to finish off your card.

A Beautiful Doll

Who ever is the lucky one to receive this card will cherish this forever.  What a beautiful masterpiece they will receive.  A big Thank You goes out to Delaina for sharing this outstanding card with us.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your tradtional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

SUPPLIES

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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Patterned Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Score Board
  • Ink (multi colors)
  • Chipboard Swirl
  • Skin Tone Cardstock
  • Pearls