Saturdays With LeAnn

Vellum Overlay Cards

Do you have spring fever?  I know I sure do!  After the winter most of us had, I am sure you are ready for some beautiful spring-themed projects.  With spring on it’s way, it is also a reminder that Easter is just around the corner.  When I think about spring or Easter, pretty pastel colors and flowers come to mind.  So with that said, I would like to share some fun projects using flowers.  I hope today you will be inspired with these fun spring projects.

Best Days Of Our Lives By Alicia McNamara

We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout, card, or mixed media project. Alicia has definitely demonstrated this in this layout. We often use the term “Happy Papercrafting” because we know the opportunities with paper are so much more than just on the page.  Today, Alicia shares her gorgeous example of beautiful altered art. I would also like to share a tip that will help you when creating your outstanding layouts.  TIP: Choose a focal point on your layout and then create embellishments that will continue to tell the story from that point.  It is amazing how well this works!

Best Days Of Our Lives

Alicia’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements.  It is really light and colored with some pastels, but there are also some black parts here and there to give it a nice contrast.  I absolutely love that!  Alicia adds wording perfectly and it tells so much about the photo.  This layout is certainly an eye catcher and is very well done.  Let me take you over to Time to Create where you can write down all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at Alicia’s blog to see more of her beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Vellum Overlay Cards By Jennifer McGuire

Not sure how to use vellum?   Do you ever struggle using vellum?  Here’s a fun technique using vellum that will turn your curiosity (or struggles) into having fun and being very creative.  You will enjoy working with vellum so much that I guarantee you will make many more projects using it. These beautiful cards created by Jennifer McGuire have a vellum overlay that give each one a very soft look.

Vellum Overlay Cards

Jennifer started her cards by simply using white embossing powder to emboss the floral image on vellum.  There is a little bit of glitter added to the lines of the flower for extra interest and a pearl added to the center. Adding some color to her image, she started by stamping the layering floral image with the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set using different shades of Altenew ink on a small note card.  Let me escort you over to watch Jennifer’s YouTube Video on how she created her card, along with her step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love every minute of her video.  Step out of your comfort zone and take some time to experiment and just have fun creating!

Absolutely Beautiful By Melissa Phillips

Cards might be little, but they are packed with so much inspiration.  This is one of those cards that can be so versatile.  Send it as a Spring, Hello, Birthday, Thinking Of You, or even an Easter Card.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this adorable card in the mail?

Absolutely Beautiful

Melissa’s card started with the word beautiful to create the theme for her card.  She used the Reverse Confetti You’re So stamp set for her sentiment.  The beauty of this stamp set is it has four uplifting words that can be mixed and matched to create numerous uplifting sentiments.  She also used the Blooms ‘N Buds stamp set to create the pretty blossoms.  For the background, Melissa used the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts.  Melissa’s creativity is amazing!  I love her combinations and the colors she chose are so pretty and perfect!  Click here and I will take you over to see more of Melissa’s wonderful talent and fabulous creations.

Luscious Lemon Cake By Christi Johnstone

Lemon desserts always make me think of spring, so I wanted to take a moment to share this Luscious Lemon Cake with you.  This cheery lemon cake is perfect for Easter or any festive occasions.  Lemon is one of my absolute favorites and this Luscious Lemon Cake is both easy and delicious.  You won’t want just one bite!

Luscious Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is probably one of the best I have ever made.  Being that lemon is one of my favorite flavors; I have been making lemon cakes for many years.  My children said that this has to be a new tradition in the family and I am to bring this cake now whenever we have get togethers.  Let me take you on over to Love From the Oven where Christi Johnstone will share her recipe with you.  Be sure and grab your pen and paper, because this is one recipe you will want to make to share with your family and friends!

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been inspired today to try something new.  I am looking forward to seeing you back next week.  Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

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Miss You

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I have had a great time choosing some beautiful projects to share with you this Saturday.  I can’t believe the amazing creativity that pops up in our social media feeds each and every day!  Today I have chosen these wonderful projects for all of you amazing and crafty friends to enjoy.  Sit back and take it all in! 🙂

You Are Beautiful By Alicia McNamara

I would like to share this exquisite layout by Alicia McNamara.  Lisa added several different stamps and embellishments to make this very striking layout!  What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo. Look at the beautiful layering that Alicia achieved.  I am so impressed with her skilled techniques that really give her layouts a pop.

You Are Beautiful

Alicia added fun wooden flourishes and plenty of rhinestone swirls which give this a fabulous sparkle along with a fun, girly feeling and wonderful dimension.  The Kaisercraft Leaf Die is perfect for using as a space filler.  Alicia inked the edges and curled them up a little. Grab your darling photos and get started!  To see more of Lisa’s projects, come along with me over to Time To Create. Alicia will surely inspire you!

Happy Birthday By Betsy Veldman

As many of you know, I am a big fan of anything that is done with watercoloring techniques.  You can never go wrong trying out several types of watercoloring.  The best yet is that your project will always look beautiful and there will never be a mistake when creating it.  Each individual piece will have it’s own personality and charm.  This particular background was watercolored and then stamped with the Alphabet Soup stamp set.

Birthday

What a fun card to send out to that special person with a fall birthday.  If you haven’t tried watercoloring, I challenge you to do so.  It is so fun and will create some amazing projects.  Click here so I can take you over to Paper Scissors Superheros blog.  You will find so many wonderful and fun projects created by Betsy.  You won’t want to miss out on her inspiration and techniques.

Miss You By Virginia Lu

Isn’t it so satisfying to create a collage card?  The beautiful art of collage gives the impression of an artist’s eye and the imagination of working overtime. The colors are so beautiful, but it is the collection of stamps that truly make it extraordinary!  Virginia has created such a great mix of images and textures in this card.

Miss You

This card will take a little longer than most cards do, but its absolutely worth it!  You will need to allow more time to add layers and colors for each step.  Click here and I will escort you over to Virginia’s blog where she will give you her process on how she created such a beautiful card.  This will make you want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  Cards are a priceless gift and will be love and treasured by the person receiving them.

Planner Clips By Rebecca Luminarias

Have you created your own planner?  Planners are the hottest rage right now!  You can customize every month to reflect your style and to keep your life organized. Today I want to share a small crafty item that will add some fashion and fun to your planner. These are fabulous planner clips!  There is a definite planner clip craze happening as well, so jump on board and let’s create a few!

Planner Clips

As you can see by the photo above, they are simple, fun, and creative.  You can turn a few of your scrapbooking embellishments into clips with a bit of glue.  The possibilities are endless! Use your imagination and see what you come up with.  These paperclips will definitely brighten up your planner and add some personality.  They make great handmade gifts for friends as well. Let’s pop on over to Thurston Post where Rebecca shares some of her fun tips on making these darling clips.  Have fun creating some of your own! 🙂

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread By Dorothy Kern

It is getting close to that time of year when we start to want some warm, yummy desserts.  Today I want to share with you one amazing cinnamon roll that you will enjoy throughout fall and winter. The best part of this, they are made in your slow cooker!  How awesome is that?

Cinnamon Roll Monkey

This will bake for about two hours.  These will feed a lot of people, probably around 8 – 10.  Drizzle the top when finished cooking with cinnamon roll icing.  This will be a treat that everyone will request time and time again.  Simple but delicious.  Click here and I will take you on over to Crazy for Crust.  There you will be given the recipe by Dorothy Kern, along with the ingredients to make your fun Cinnamon Roll Money Bread!  Enjoy!

I have really enjoyed sharing these projects with you today and hope that you have been inspired.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  When you need some additional inspiration be sure to visit every day of week on Weekly Scrapper.  Each day you will be filled with new ideas that will inspire you.  Be sure to pop back here next Saturday, as I will have many more inspiring projects just for you!  Enjoy your weekend!

LeAnn

 

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Because You Are Amazing

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Another wonderful weekend is here!  I hope you have had a great week and are ready to share part of your weekend with me.  Today I want to inspire you with projects from several fabulous designers.  Each designer has their own unique talent.  I hope you will take some time to enjoy their styles and create some of the new things I’m sharing with you today.

Oh Shine By Riikka Kovasin

I wanted to share this layout today because of the wonderful background that uses different techniques and mediums.  Creating your own background is a great way to add some visual interest to layouts.  Using layers of dimension will draw the viewer into the focal point of your layout.  My favorite is how Riikka uses her washi tape to give contrast and appeal to her layout.  Some people think of mixed media as being busy, but remember that it can be elegant and soothing and complement your photos.

Oh Shine

There are a lot of different techniques involved in this background, however, the photo still takes center stage.  Riikka kept things simple using soft colors and glitter.  I love when you can take time to be creative and make something brand new.  Now is the time to break out some of your fun mediums, distress inks, embossing powders, and your favorite stamps and stencils.  Have fun creating a beautiful background on your next layout!

Hello By Karen Letchworth

I have to admit my eyes were drawn immediately to this retro telephone image combined with the fun embellishments on this card, and I thought you would also be inspired by this sweet card designed by Karen Letchworth.  Who doesn’t love cards? I know we all enjoy pretty things with lovely details. There is nothing better than getting a handmade treasure in the mail that was made with love.

Hello

Don’t you just love being inspired by the creations of other talented artists?  Once you have found an adorable card, you can take the time to recreate it and add your own personal touch.  Now that you have fallen in love with this sweet card, let me take you on over to Karen’s blog My Cup Runneth Over where you will find the supplies that Karen used.  Karen always does such a perfect job with her layering skills. You will be in awe when you see all the different possibilities she created!

Because You Are Amazing by Amy Lee

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 calming colors.  I love how the mini scallop square is a die cut using watercolor paper, then heat embossed with roses all over the background. Amy also die cut some flourishes from watercolor paper and vellum using the leaf flourishes.

Because You Are Amazing

For Amy’s beautiful color she used distress inks and a mini blending tool, then brushed the same ink colors with a wet paint brush giving it a watercolor look.  Wouldn’t you love to be the one who receives this gorgeous card?  Click here and I will take you over to The Craft Bunny where you will be able to get all the supplies needed and find more fabulous projects by Amy.

Flower Box By Tami Mayberry

This darling little flower box is a perfect size for a small gift and card to give to someone special.  It is fast, fun, and very easy to create. You will want to make several while you have all your materials pulled out so you will have plenty on hand!

Flower card Box

You are just a few basic supplies away from creating this fun up-cycled flower box in just minutes.  Click here and I will take you over to the Sizzix blog where you can find all the dies and steps to create yours.  This is a project you will have so much fun creating!

Watermelon Cooler By Kelly Senyei

Here in Utah we have been having a heat wave and boy, is it HOT!  When I came upon these watermelon coolers I couldn’t have been happier.  What a refreshing treat on a hot summer day! This yummy cooler is the consistency of a slushie without the sugar high!

Watermelon Cooler

You can pour the coolers into chilled mason jars for a fun summertime twist.  Tie a different color of ribbon around the tops of the jars so everyone can keep track of their beverage. (I think it makes them look very cute as well!)  Come on over with me to Just A Taste where you can get the recipe from Kelly.  You will put smiles on your family’s faces.  Such a great way to cool down!

I have really enjoyed sharing these projects today and hope they have been inspiring for you.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Looking for additional inspiration?  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~

 

 

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Here For You

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

Page Protectors By Samantha Peyton (aka Sami)

For the last few months I have been showing you some great pocket page layouts.  Today I want to share the varieties of page protectors.  This will give you an idea on how many different types of page protectors are available for you, along with the info on them, all in one spot.  A variety of pocket page protectors will give you lots of choices when creating these types of pages; you definitely do not have to stick with just one design.

Page Protectors

Come with me over to Scrapmaster’s Paradise where Sami will show you many different styles of pocket page protectors.  You will not only learn the different types of pocket pages, but you’ll be inspired by Sami and the information she shares.  As you will see, there are tons of different options and configurations when it comes to Project Life® style pocket page protectors.  The possibilities for your albums are endless!  I hope this will help you when you are creating your pocket page layouts.  Have fun scrapping, my friends!

Here For You By Julia Stainton

I just love the look of rolled flowers and the way they highlight projects to give beauty, dimension, and character.  They create such fabulous embellishments for your cards or layouts.  I fell in love with every little detail about this card – the soft colors, the stunning flowers, and the wonderful dimension. This inspiring card was created by Julia Stainton.  I can only imagine how this beautiful card will bring a ray of sunshine to brighten anyone’s day!

Here For You

I would love to have you come with me over to Belle Papier to see more of Julia Stainton’s outstanding and inspiring projects.  A big thank you to Julia for sharing her sweet card with us.  What a great inspiration!

Watercolor Shapes By Melissa Phillips

Don’t you just love the technique of watercoloring?  This is a technique that is classic, and yet new at the same time. It never gets old! This is such a fabulous way to add color to your project.  Today I would like to share a beautiful card created by the very (very!) talented Melissa Phillips.  She will show you how to create your own watercolor shapes to use as backgrounds and focal points on your cards.

Watercolor Shapes

I love the fact that this card has such a versatile design.  Give it a personal touch by adding a sentiment for the occasion you are using it for.  It is so pretty!  I can never throw away a handmade card.  Can’t you just see this being recycled into a cover of a cute mini album, or even put into a picture frame and then using it as a home décor piece?  Click here and you will find step-by-step instructions by Melissa. Be sure and check out Melissa’s other projects – I promise you will be so happy you stopped by her blog at LilyBean Paperie.

Picture Frame To A Pretty Tray By Christy James

After stumbling onto this wonderful blog Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer I have totally fallen in love with the projects featured! Christy James is one amazing and creative lady who shares such a great variety of outstanding projects. I have to say this is one blog you will want to check out very often, especially if you love to do makeover projects!

Picture Frame To A Pretty Tray

Serving trays are quite the rage right now.  In addition to using them to serve with, they look wonderful as a décor piece on your table, ottoman, or even your counter top.  Make one of your own using the design and color of your choice.  Click here and you will find directions from Christy, along with many more of her outstanding projects.

Soft & Chewy Ice Cream Brownie Cookies By Julie Gransee

This is one of the easiest treats to make!  These ice cream brownie cookies are so delicious you might not be willing to share!  Make them for your next party and everyone will beg for the recipe. They taste amazing and are easy to prepare; you will leave everyone wanting more!

Soft & Chewy Brownie Cookies

Every special occasion needs a special treat.  To give them a festive look, you can add  chocolate sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or crushed peanuts to the ice cream.  Come with me over to the Lovely Little Kitchen where you will find Julie’s recipe and directions.  You are going to love these! 🙂

I hope you have been inspired to give these fun projects a try.  I am sure you will have so much fun creating them! Thank you for sharing some of your weekend with me.  I am looking forward to having you return next Saturday.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a fabulous week ahead!

 

Adding Dimension to a Flat Card

Today we have Nami Nakamura with DeNami Design showing us just how easy it is to create dimension on a flat card.

Thank You Naomi for sharing this great tip on adding dimension to our stamped images. Be sure to stop by the DeNami website and blog for some great ideas and inspiration. While you’re on DeNami’s website be sure to checkout their virtual classroom a great place for resources and inspiration.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

If you liked this Tip of the Day video from DeNami Designs, there are more!  Click below:

How To Stamp Plaid Patterns

 Jacob’s Ladder Technique

How To Make a Z-Fold Card – No Special Tools Required!

How To Stamp A Stitched Background

Adding Dimension to a Flat Card

Create a Button Embellishment

How To Create A Ribbon Ruffle

How To Create a 3D Pop Up Card

Stamping Technique: Masking

Easy Ribbon Border

Creating Tassle Embellishments

How to Make Ribbon From Paper

Creating Dimension on Pages or Cards with Leftovers!

Use some of those leftover rub-ons and pieces of ribbon (I just can’t throw them away!) to add dimension to any project!

Take a leftover rub-on and rub-on a piece of pale cardstock and then cut the image out like I did with the Eiffel Tower.

Place on paper.  Accordian fold a scrap of ribbon and glue behind a punched out circle.   Stamp image on Circle.

 

 

Use other leftover rub-ons, flowers or tags to complete a collage look for your page or card by using dimensional adhesive.

 

Special thanks to Teri Dickason of Scarlet Empress for this submission!

 

website:  http://www.scarlet-empress.com/