Saturdays With LeAnn

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Hello my dear friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects that I have gathered to share with you?  I hope today’s post will give you some great “WOW” inspiration from these fun projects (and of course a yummy dessert)!  Shall we get started?  Kick off those shoes, get comfortable, and relax, because here we go!

Dream By Tina Stepanova

You all know by now how much I love creative backgrounds, and an inked mixed media background is one of my favorites.  The combination of embossing powders, inks, and sprays really make a gorgeous background.  Some stamped images in the background really turns this into a beautiful masterpiece.  Think of all the possibilities you can do to create beautiful backgrounds!

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You will find all kinds of inspiration from Tina Stepanova on her blog Dare To Create.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find all kinds of inspiration.  The most important thing is to have fun when creating your backgrounds and layouts. Ok, now let’s get those creative minds to working!  Happy scrappin’!

Carousel Card By Kathy Clement

Did this whimsical card catch your eye as it did mine?  You can make this darling card for a very special occasion.  Choose unique papers and embellishments to design a card that is just perfect for that special person.   Kathy took it a step further and made it function as a mini folio.  This alone makes a perfect gift for any occasion.  Who wouldn’t love and appreciate receiving this beautiful card full of surprises and all the love that went into making it?!

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This is just a sneak peak of what you will see inside. Remove the little brown binder clip, and you will find that the front cover is just the beginning.   You just wait, you will totally love this card and will be anxious to make your own!

 

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Kathy created this fun tri-fold design using the Imagine Collection Kit from Authentique.  Are you dying right now to see how Kathy created this gorgeous card?  I am going to take you over to  Authentique’s blog where Kathy shows you every surprise she has created. On top of that, as an added bonus for you, Kathy also has a full step-by-step video tutorial.  You are going to love this project and I hope you will give this one a try.  You will certainly be inspired by Kathy.  Have fun creating, my crafty friends!

Quilt-Inspired Window By Allison Murray

Clear glass doesn’t coordinate with messy shelves!  Ready to hide away your mess, or just add some personality to the window panes on your cabinet?  You don’t need to get rid of that cabinet you are tired of, or even paint it to make it look different.  This is a perfect solution to give your cabinet a totally new look. I just fell in love with how covering the window panes with scrapbook paper brought so much charm to this piece of furniture.   Who would have ever thought to use scrapbook paper this way?

Quilt-Inspired Window

If you fell in love with this stunning cabinet and don’t have one in your home (but wished you did), visit one of your favorite thrift stores or a garage sale.  It is surprising what is available out there. Always remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!  A little distressing, along with adding some fun scrapbooking paper to the window panes, will give you a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.  Let me escort you on over to Dream A Little Bigger where Allison will show you just how she covered her windows and made her cabinet so charming.  Can’t you just see this attractive piece in your home?

Peach Pie Cookies By Vera Zecevic

This cookie is the best of summer in a bite!  The taste of a pie but in the size of a cookie; you are going to fall in love with these scrumptious baked treats!  Peach Pie Cookies bring you the best of both worlds, the deliciousness of traditional peach pie with the convenience of a cookie – no fork required!  I promise you can’t eat just one or two!

Peach Pie Cookies

Make an extra batch and freeze them for cold winter evenings where all you want to think about is summer!  Peach Pie cookies are delicious no matter what the season is!  You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.  Click here and I will escort you on over to one of my favorite food blogs “Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.”  I have to say that this will become one of your favorites as well.  You will love all of the wonderful desserts and recipes that Vera has to share!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us today.  Have a fabulous week ahead, and I hope to see you all back here next Saturday with more fun projects!  I always enjoy our crafty time together!

~LeAnn~

 

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. You’re just in time for today’s creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!  Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner so I thought you might enjoy the following projects.

Watercolor Easter Eggs By Allison

These watercolored eggs are so pretty, you almost don’t want to crack the shell. Notice how I said almost – because these pretty little eggs are soon to be an amazing egg salad. But not to worry –  until that time they will look oh-so-cute in a basket and or crystal bowl on the table for your Easter brunch.

You can use this technique on hard boiled eggs, you just need to substitute food coloring markers (sold in the cake making craft section) for the Sharpie. Allison used the dyeable plastic eggs sold at Walmart for about $2. I’m going for the real hard boiled eggs. I hope you give these beautiful watercolored eggs a try.

Dragonfly Dreams Card By Chat

I’m in love with the adorable Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly  stamp and die set that Chat used on this adorable card. This is a “Two-Step Stampin’” set which gives you the freedom to switch things up to create different looks. The Thinlet Dies have a mix of open images and detailed images and these dies can cut detailed die-cuts or frame stamped images. With this set, you can have it all!

If you’re like me and you need both the stamp and coordinating die set, you can save a little by bundling them together. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Chat’s Blog Me, My Stamps & I so you can follow along as she shares how this sweet card came together. Chat also has an Etsy site where you can purchase some of her gorgeous handmade cards.

Hello Friendship Card By Yoonsun Hur

This gorgeous card is sure to brighten up anyone’s day. The rainbow of color is just so cheerful. Yoonsun used Zig Kauretake Gansai Watercolors to create the beautiful background,  then she dove into her stash of dies. I love how she used multiple dies to create lots of visual interest.

Now that’s the way to use your tools, just experiment using different configurations. If you don’t play with your toys you’ll never truly know what they’re capable of. Way to go, Yoonsun, and thanks for sharing.

Baked Chicken Parmesan By Gina

Gina is the hostess of the amazing food blog Skinny Taste. I love how she took this Italian classic and eliminated some of the unwanted calories. The secret is baking the chicken cutlets versus frying them. The chicken remains moist and flavorful, the clean up is much easier, and there are fewer calories, what’s not to love?

I highly recommend stopping by Gina’s blog Skinny Taste any time you need to kick things up a notch on the kitchen. Her recipes are proof that eating heathier doesn’t have to be boring.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you! I just returned home from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Texas and I am happy to report that a fun time was had by all. It’s always a pleasure to create something beautiful with you in person. It’s like having my cake and eating it, too. Hugs to all!