Saturdays With LeAnn

Oh Happy Day

Hello, my friends!  Welcome back to another inspirational day here on Weekly Scrapper.  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!

Oh Happy Day By Mona Pendleton

If you love Mixed Media then you will love today’s inspiration.  I fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the beautiful colors on this layout. They really complement this precious photo. What a gorgeous background that these different mediums created on such a lovely layout.  Mona gives a perfect example of how to include the artsy mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  This piece of art is all about texture, technique, and a whole lot of imagination.

Oh Happy Day

This layout was created using clear gesso, then allowing it to dry to create a lot of texture. Mona used texture paste along with the memory box Texture Chicken Wire Stencil. After the gesso was dry, Mona randomly applied various colors of paint to give it a watercolor look.  She created such a masterpiece!  Let me escort you over to  Poppy Stamps blog where Mona will give you a tutorial on how she created her layout.  Be sure to visit the  Cupcake’s Creations blog where you will be over-the-top inspired by Mona.  You won’t want to miss out on any of her fantastic projects.

Happy Easter By Cindy Lawrence

Have you tried digital stamping yet?  Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular.  They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities.  Today I would like to share this darling Easter card created by Cindy Lawrence.  Cindy really has a talent with her coloring technique using Copic markers. The fact that this image is a digital file, you can print it as many times as you desire.

Happy Easter

One of the attractions of a digital image is that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it.  You can color it in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored.  This will give you a new design opportunity.   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 her masterpiece.

Spring Planter Box By Mariah Lesson

A porch is one of the first things that welcome guests to your home.  The first impression of your home is the beauty of the outside and the porch is the first thing that will welcome your guests to your home.  You will also enjoy nonstop color all season long with fun Spring Planter Box.  A well-planted container looks great on its own.  A colorful mix of pansies, violas, and lobelia will bring a lot of interest to your planter.  This will definitely add some cheer to your porch!

 

Spring Planter Box

You will love how simple this Do It Yourself project is.  It will add some color and brighten up your porch or patio.  How fun would it be to even make two or three!  Let’s pop on over to Gliggles Galore where Mariah will give you some step-by-step instructions how you can start to create your own.  Have fun crafting!

Carrot Patch Dirt Pudding Cups By Erica Piter

These easy Easter Carrot Patch Dirt Pudding Cups are so cute and the kids will love them. Your family will think you are the coolest mom or grandma in the world!  Turn your strawberries into carrots by dipping them into orange chocolate candy melts.  You can also put them in mason jars and you will have the most adorable Carrot Pudding Cups you will see this spring!  Crush up some Oreo’ to make the dirt and you will have a perfect Easter treat.

Carrot Patch Dirt Pudding Cups

These will be so cute on an Easter dessert table, and the individual cups make them so handy.  Let me take you on over to the Sweet Tooth to get your recipe and ingredients.  These would be so cute for an outdoor party!  Have fun baking and happy spring, my friends!

I hope you have been inspired with today’s fun projects!  Always remember that creativity involves breaking out of your traditional style, so never hesitate to try something new.  I will look forward to seeing you all back here next week so I can share some more fun and crafting inspiration!  Have a wonderful week!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Easter

Happy spring, everyone!  And happy April Fool’s Day!  Another fabulous weekend is here and I hope you are enjoying warmer spring weather.  I thank each and everyone of you for sharing part of your day with me.  I have some wonderful inspirational projects to share from some very talented designers.  I hope you take the time to enjoy and create some of the fun projects I have to share.

Favorite Gardener By Missy Whidden

When you scrapbook it is a great joy to feel the fulfillment that comes from the projects you have created.  As scrapbookers, we know it is all about preserving and sharing memories for your family, friends, and future generations.  This masterpiece layout definitely showcases just how to beautifully capture a very special moment.

Favorite Gardener

With spring in the air; we soon will see many beautiful flowers, and Missy created her layout around a floral theme.  This is such a great way to break out those treasured scraps you have been hanging onto, and transform them into your beautiful layout.  Missy fussy cut flowers out of bright fun colors, and to contrast those colors she added some blue acrylic paint to white cardstock for the background.  For a full tutorial on how Missy created this adorable layout, click here and I will take you to her video.  Be sure to visit Little Nugget Creations blog where you will see more of Missy’s outstanding projects.  You will not want to miss out on any of her wonderful projects – it will be a real treat to follow her!

Happy Easter By Yana Smakula

Easter is not too far away so now is a good time to start making your Easter cards, from cute and cuddly to inspirational and elegant.  I love Easter and this time of the year.  When I came upon this adorable card created by Yana Smakula, I knew I just had to share it with you.  Pull out your favorite markers and Easter images and have some fun coloring and bringing that spring feeling into the air!

Happy Easter

I just love how creative you can get using kraft paper.  Today I want to share some step-by-step instructions given by Yana Smakula just by clicking here.  You will be able to make two of her spring cards as well as the Easter card, using the Spring Seeds stamp by Simon Says.  These are not only fun to create, but they are absolutely adorable.  Can you just imagine the look on the faces of the ones who will receive these darling cards?  Nothing is more priceless then receiving a handmade card that is delivered by mail from someone so special!

Office Memo Board By Ashely Broviak

This Wood Chicken Wire Memo Board is perfect for your office or any other room.  This fabulous memo board will be an eye-catching decor piece for your home.  Personalize it by adding photos, reminders, calendars, recipes, notes, some embellishments, or just some odds and ends for your entry display!  This is much more attractive than the good old cork board.  This would make such a great gift!

Office Memo Board

I just love the use of the clothespins to hang up wedding invitations and cards so they can be displayed and not just end up in a pile somewhere.  Click here and I would love to escort you over to the Little Glass Jar where you will find how to make one of your own.  A big thank you goes out to Ashely Broviak for sharing this outstanding project.  What a fun home decor item, along with some great organization!

Malted Coconut Cake By Country Living

This is an Easter dessert that is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!  This beautiful cake will be the hit of your Easter dinner, not to mention how impressive it will look!  This cake is almost too pretty to eat (but also too delicious not to).  If you love coconut this is the cake for you!  This towering creation is loaded with coconut flavor.

Malted Coconut Cake

You can certainly put a spin on it for other spring occasions such as a Mother’s Day luncheon or even a fun baby shower.  Whatever the occasion is, this outstanding cake will become one of your favorite cake recipes.  I know you are dying to get this recipe, so let me take you over to Country Living where you will find the ingredients and recipe to this fabulous cake.  Enjoy baking, everyone!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday with some more fabulous projects.  Be sure to take some time and check out the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows coming up this year.  Click here and I will take you over to our website so you can start your planning for an amazing weekend with some of your family or friends.  I sure hope to see you there!

LeAnn

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

 

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Sunny Studio Stamps


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

In case you don’t already know, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s first show of 2017 is about to start this week in Pleasanton, California. If you are in the Northern California area and have a chance to come see us, you should. There will lots of great shopping, cropping, and learning going on!

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 Stamping workshop: Sunny Studio StampsFriends & Family stamp set.

With it, I created this card:


I wanted to create a little bit of “texture” on my card without adding any bulk, so I decided to stamp it on. I started with some smooth white cardstock, a scrap piece of textured cardstock, the tulip stamp from the Friends & Family stamp set, and some ink from We R Memory KeepersMini Ink Pads 6 pc set.


I inked the stamp and stamped it once onto the scrap piece of textured cardstock.


This left the impression of the cardstock texture on the stamp.


I then stamped the image onto the smooth white cardstock. It gave me the look of texture without the added dimension.


I repeated this step multiple times in two different colors to create my “textured” garden.


This Stamping Workshop featuring Sunny Studio Stamps’ Friends & Family stamps set will also be taught at our shows in Grapevine TX, 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!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Hands Of Time

I hope today you are taking some time to relax and enjoy your weekend.  Since it is cold outside, go grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or even a good old mug of hot chocolate.  I want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration I have to share with you on this beautiful Saturday!

Dream Passionately By Cathy Cafun

How do you come up with your ideas to start layouts?  For me, inspiration usually comes from sifting through photos, which I love to do.  When I stumble across the ones I want to use, I usually come up with some quick ideas for starting a layout.  One of my favorite go-to ideas is using chipboard; its a great way to add some dimension to your layout.  This ultra-sweet layout was created by Cathy Cafun using some Dusty Attic chipboard. Using frames is a great way to draw the eye to your photos.  Other favorite techniques of mine when using chipboard include painting along with adding glitter, stickles, texturizing elements, and so much more.

Dream Passionately

What a wonderful design Cathy created, and her details are perfect.  Don’t you just love how she tied all the chipboard pieces together using flowers?  Cathy’s combination of pastels are glorious and makes us hopeful that spring is not that far away.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the blog “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” where you will be thrilled with all the inspiration! While you are visiting Cathy’s blog be sure to check out all of the other beautiful layouts she has to share.

Hands Of Time By Brenda Brown

This beautiful masterpiece can be used for a home decor piece or a beautiful card to brighten up someone’s day.  I love the texture that was created using gesso, modeling paste, and your favorite stencil.  You can always create a spectacular background by spritzing with ink sprays, mists, or color wash.  You know me, I am a big fan of creative and different backgrounds.

Hands Of Time

Brenda created this on a 5 X 7 canvas board.  There is nothing more exquisite than a handmade decor piece for your home.  This distinctive canvas is definitely the proof of what one can do when you open up your imagination.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Brenda Brown for sharing this beautiful and unique masterpiece with us.  Let me take you over to Bumblebees And Butterflies where you can find a list of supplies along with the steps of how Brenda created her canvas.  Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Headboard To Chalkboard By Christy James

Chalkboards are a versatile tool that come in so handy at home.  They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to fit the needs of multiple users.  Today I have to share with you one of the most unique and fun chalkboards I have ever seen.  I totally fell in love with this and so will you.

Headboard to Chalkboard

Christy found this fun old headboard at a thrift store for only $10.00.  It is amazing how you can find great treasures at the thrift store; and so inexpensive as well.  Who would have ever thought of a headboard turning into a useful chalkboard?  I also love the added hanging hooks to add a little more function.  This is one project I can’t wait to get started on.  I have the perfect spot in my home for it.  I know you are dying to make this as well, so come with me over to Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer where you will get step-by-step instructions by Christy.  You will want to jot down some notes and what supplies you will need.  With a little help from Christy, you will be able to create this adorable chalk board in no time. This will be one fun project to create!

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch By Christy Denney

The sweet crunch of this delicious Buttercrunch Toffee pairs chocolate and pecans for a winning combination.  This recipe requires very few ingredients and little effort, but the result is superb, making it appear as if you had slaved over a hot stove all afternoon.

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch

I don’t know about you, but just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.  It looks so yummy!  I can’t wait to give this one a try.  What a fun treat to have when family or friends pop over.  Let’s go on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out your recipe from Christy Denney.  I bet this will become one of your family’s favorites!

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and that you have been inspired to begin your weekend crafting.  I’m looking forward to sharing some more fun things with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week!

LeAnn

 

Tip of the Day: Girlie Grunge Twine and Tissue Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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Are you ready to create something beautiful? Donna Salazar from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L demonstrates how to create some lovely flowers using Girlie Grunge Twine and additional products, including Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape and Donna’s flower dies from Spellbinders. Actual sticks from nature add to the charm of these flowers, and Donna’s step-by-step tutorial make it easy to create some of your very own.

Make sure to stop by scrapbook-adhesives.com to view all their products and their blog at scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog for all kinds of project inspiration!
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