Saturdays With LeAnn

Autumn Vase

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday.  I just got back from another wonderful Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show in Marlborough, MA.  It was such a fun time for everyone.  I was very inspired by so many wonderful ideas and projects, and I’m really excited to share some of those wonderful ideas with you.  Since you are here visiting our blog that means that you are ready for some wonderful inspiration and creative therapy. Grab your favorite drink and/or treat, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiring projects I have to share with you today!

The Fruit Stand By Mary Ann Jenkins

This adorable layout was created by Mary Ann Jenkins.  Shaker cards are all the rage right now in the world of card making. They are not only interactive and adorable, but they are also so much fun to make. And they are easier to create than you think!  Why not take it to the next level and add them onto your scrapbook pages?

The Fruit Stand

Queen & Company have adorable Fruit Basket Shaker kits.  You will totally fall in love with these shaker filling pieces.  What a perfect way to bring your favorite fruits alive!  You will have so much fun creating with these that you won’t know when to stop.  Everything coordinates perfectly and their shaker cards and elements are very easy to use.  Your imagination will run wild!  Let me escort you over to I Rock Paper & Scissors where Mary Ann will show you her techniques to create this adorable layout.  Be sure and visit Queen & Company as well so you can check out all the amazing treasures they have to offer.  I am sure your mind is spinning with all the fun and different ways you will be using shaker elements!  Have fun creating, my sweet friends!

Cafe Parisian Card Set By Elena Olinevich

You will love the contrast of the detailed elements and layers on top of these adorable cards created by a Elena Olinevich.  Elena used the Cafe Parisian Collection from Graphic 45.  There are so many stunning floral papers found in this collection.  The best part about these pages is that they are great to fussy cut to create your own embellishments.  Flowers add the perfect finishing touch to any beautiful project; you can see how adding a few paper flowers made each card more dimensional.

Cafe Parisian Card Set

Paper piecing is such a fun way to combine the paper layers with fussy cut elements.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try; you will be so glad you did.  Take your cards up a level and add some chipboard, stamps, and even some dies to create an absolutely stunning card.  Who wouldn’t be smiling from ear to ear when they opened up the mailbox to find this beautiful treasure?  So pull out your scissors and start having fun today!

Autumn Vase By Riikka Kovasin

Before we know it, we will start feeling fall in the air, and those summer nights will turn into golden autumn evenings. Why not add a beautiful touch of autumn to your home by adding accents of sunflowers in a beautiful autumn vase. Sunflowers are at their peak in September so now is a great time to bring some into your home.

Autumn Vase

This unique handmade sunflower vase was created by adhering some thick yarn and a flower-like embellishment to a tin pot.  Riikka added some different mediums to her vase to achieve this look.  You are probably dying to know exactly how she created such a masterpiece, so please follow me on over to Paperiliitin for step-by-step instructions.  Bring beauty to someone special with this handmade sunflower vase.  It will make the perfect gift!

Pie Shakes By Tonia Larson

This build-your-own pie milkshake can be made with any kind of pie!  This is the best way to use up any leftover pie.  I know what you’re thinking….leftover pie?  Is that such a thing?  Maybe not always, hahaha!  These are the best way to beat the heat or to just enjoy a yummy Pie Shake.  Keep this recipe on hand for when you have an extra pie during the holidays!

Pie Shakes

Please come with me over to The Gunny Sack where you will find a variety of recipes for different flavors, along with a video with step-by-step directions in making the best pie shakes ever!  A big shout out to Tonia Larson for sharing this fun treat with us.

Thank you for stopping by!  I always love our creative time together.  Enjoy your upcoming week, and I will see you all back here next Saturday and I will have many more fun projects to share.

Hugs to all!

LeAnn

Saturdays With LeAnn

Pillow Box

Welcome back, my friends!  Thanks once again for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I always look forward to sharing a bit of your day and I hope you do with me as well.  I have some outstanding projects to share with you today, and I hope that you can take time this weekend to create some projects that you have been wanting to do. Today’s projects are sure to bring some inspiration to you so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Leaves Of Gold By Riikka Kovasin

It is so hard to believe we are in the first week of September.  With that said, fall will be rolling in on us soon; so now is the time to start thinking about those beautiful fall colors, pictures, and layouts.  Fall is such a wonderful time of the year with all of the beautiful vibrant colors, and I must mention cooler temperatures!  This beautiful layout created by Riikka will really inspire you to celebrate autumn.


Leaves Of Gold

In Riikka’s layout she made her own golden leaves to greet autumn and embellish her layout.  Using the same techniques she also created this outstanding card.  Tip:  When creating a layout take a few moments to use some of the supplies you have out to create a card.  You’ll find that you will always have cards on hand, and it is such a great way to use up your scraps!

Leaves Of Gold

I love the outstanding job that Riikka did on this layout and card.  Click here and I will take you over to Elizabeth Crafts and Designs where you will find a full step-by-step tutorial on how Riikka put this beautiful layout together.  Be sure and check out her blog Paperiliitin where you are sure to be inspired by many more of Riikka’s outstanding projects.  Hope this has inspired you as much as it did me. I can hardly wait to jump in and create some autumn layouts!

Pillow Box By Peet Roeven

This adorable little pillow box is perfect for a small trinkets like jewelry, candy, or even money.  What a great way to present a gift to a special person.  Whether you are having a wedding, birthday party, baby shower, or just need a small box for a little gift, this is the ideal box. What a great idea to impress your family and friends.  Don’t you just love feminine touch of the fussy-cut flowers layered on top of a small doily?  To finish it off, your beautiful coloring will give it the added touch!

Pillow Box

This die makes the cutest little favor box ever!  You will enjoy how easy they are to put together.  I love the fun shape and they are such a great size for any number of small treats or gifts.  These pillow boxes are so much fun to dress up and easily can match any theme or event.  Add a personal sentiment to accent your box.  You will put smiles on so many faces!  Come with me on over to the Scrapalbum blog where you will find all the supplies you will need to create this adorable pillow box.  You will have so much fun you won’t know when to stop!

Shabby Chic Canvas By Evgenia Krapivina

Do you love the look of mixed media?  It is so beautiful and so much fun to create.  Mixed media is quite the trend right now, and the beauty of working with mixed media means anything goes. Working on canvas is so easy, and if you change your mind it is so easy to take things off and rearrange them.  The variety of materials you use will add great detail and makes your canvas a keepsake.  This masterpiece was created by Evgenia Krapivina who is an outstanding design team member for Kaisercraft.


Shabby Chic Canvas

This piece of art is all about texture, technique, and a whole lot of imagination.  What isn’t there to love when you are using stamps, inks, gesso, embossing, misting, distressing, and so much more?  Making mixed media canvas projects can also add beauty to your home. Display projects on your entry or end tables or add it as a decor piece to your wall. It can also be a great conversation piece.  I would like to thank Evgenia for sharing her never-ending talent with us.  Click here and I will take you over to the janekrapivina blog where you will always leave totally inspired to start your next project.  Have fun and let your imagination run free!

Raspberry Almond Rugelach Cookies By Stacy Bryce

These scrumptious cookies turn the simplest moments into something memorable.  They are the perfect bite-size treat, making a charming crescent shaped cookie roll, and are made with raspberry jam and cream cheese.

 

Raspberry Almond Rugelach Cookies

These are the ideal sweet treat for your holidays but are also wonderful for birthdays and summer entertaining.  They are the perfect cookie to serve at bridal and baby showers as well.  Party guests will be so impressed that they will be talking about these tasty and pretty cookies for days!  Come with me and I will take you over to Wicked Good Kitchen where you will find every step to make these.  A big shout out to Stacy Bryce for sharing her wonderful recipe with us.  Enjoy!

I am really excited to share projects with you every Saturday!  Again, I want to say thank you for taking some of your precious time to explore with us here on the Weekly Scrapper blog.  I will be in Marlborough September 8th & 9th at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and I would love the opportunity to see you.  I enjoy it so much when you stop by registration and say hi.  I look forward to spending some time with you at a Scrapbook Expo near you!  Happy crafting, my friends!

~LeAnn~

 

 

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Let Your Dreams Soar

Good Saturday morning, my friends!  My favorite time of the week, time for me to share more inspiration and fun projects with you!  I hope you are all geared up to learn more new techniques and create beautiful items that will brighten your crafting weekend!  So let’s sit back, relax and enjoy today’s wonderful projects by many talented designers!

Hooray By Jill Keller

This layout is for those of you who love to add some hand stitching on your layouts.  What an adorable way to remember what age your precious child or grandchild was in their photo.  I love the look of sewing on all my papercrafts, from scrapbooking layouts to greeting cards.  Sewing and embroidery adds dimension without a lot of bulk and has the added benefit of attaching elements to the page in the process.  You can sew by hand or with your machine, and both techniques are easier than you might think.  I love the character it gives to the layout!

Hooray

Scrapbook pages are such treasured moments and memories.  Don’t you just love to pull out your scrapbooks and reminisce about all those fond memories?  Down the road you will feel like you walked through memory lane!  Jill captured a sweet moment of her darling daughter on her 5th birthday.  Jill’s layout is full of fun elements, and she has such a great way of giving layouts a nice contrast.  I am sure you would love to see more of Jill’s talent with her scrapbooking, so let me take you on over to Creating Us.  Take some time and enjoy her inspiration of her beautiful creations.

Let Your Dreams Soar By Yana Smakula

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Today I want to share some fabulous extra fine watercolors that will bring your project to life.  Have you heard about Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors?  I recently tried these and oh, my, I am in love!  This adorable card, created by Yana Smakula, is a great example of using these fabulous watercolors, along with fun stamps and dies.  If you love watercoloring as much as I do, you too will fall in love!

Let Your Dreams Soar

You will want to take the opportunity to play with these extraordinary PrimaTek watercolors.  The 240+ color collection will allow you to capture the most beautiful colors that exist in nature that most watercolors cannot capture!  I just love this darling card by Yana and how it really captures the feeling of summer.  Yana did such an amazing job with her coloring that I would love for you to visit her blog Yana Smakula.  You will find a step-by-step tutorial showing how she created her card and see so many other handmade projects that she creates weekly.

Pressed Flower Coasters By Marianne Koo

Tiny pressed flowers peek through glass tiles on these decorative coasters.  Make a set and bring a hint of nature into your living room, office, or even your dining room.  Dried flower coasters also make lovely gifts, and the best part is bringing in the flowers you found in your own backyard!  Press the flowers yourself, or you can use pre-pressed blooms.  You can use any variety of flowers or leaves that you love.  A collection of coasters is even more charming if each one is unique!

Pressed Flower Coasters

Keep your recipient’s favorite flowers in mind when looking for flowers to press.  These coasters are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of who receives them. They will make the most perfect gift!  Are you ready to see a step-by-step tutorial on how to make these beautiful coasters?  Click here and Marianne Koo will show you exactly how she created these.  I just love bringing the outdoors into my home and always feeling the beauty of summer!  You are going to love these!

Chocolate & Berries Yogurt Dessert

Dive into a frosty layered dessert with fudgy cookies, whipped fluffy yogurt, hot fudge sauce, and fresh berries.  Is your mouth watering yet?  This fabulous dessert can be made way ahead of time and it is much easier than it looks!

Chocolate & Berries Yogurt Dessert

This impressive dessert will leave your guests wondering how long this must have taken you to make.  It is rich tasting, yet healthier than many desserts.  The chocolate is a great complement to the berries and yogurt.  It is perfect for those moments when you want an impressive dessert, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.  You will certainly be the hit of your party with this refreshing summer dessert!  Click here so you can copy the recipe.  This is one you don’t want to miss out on!  Enjoy 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying your summer, and being able to spend some time creating!  I look forward to seeing you back here next Saturday!  Have a great week.

Hugs to you all,

~LeAnn~

 

Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with the Stamps of Life


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

Our next show is this week in Duluth, GA on July 14th-15th. 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 products from our Cool Tools workshop: The Stamps of Life‘s Exclusive Pillow Box Die Set.

If you take the class, you will receive the 7-piece die set designed by Stephanie Barnard:


I used the die set and The Stamps of Life’s 6 x 6 1/2″ Laugh Collection Patterned Paper Pad to create this pillow gift box:


After cutting the box shape out of patterned paper, I layered the small frame die over one of the pillow box’s sides and cut out a window. I then used the large frame die to cut a frame from vellum. I adhered the vellum on the inside of the box to create a frosted window.


I cut the sentiment using the “A Gift for You” die nested inside the small frame die and adhered the cut onto the vellum window. I finished by adding some baker’s twine and a fussy-cut whale from a sheet in the paper pad.

This set is perfect for so many different occasions and you can change the look and feel of your box by simply changing the papers you use.

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring The Stamps of Life’s Exclusive Pillow Box Die Set will be taught at our upcoming shows in Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. 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

Thanks

Hello, my crafty friends!  It makes my heart so happy that you still find some time to be creative and do the things you love with how busy your schedule is. I am blessed once again to have the opportunity to share some fun and wonderful projects with you today.  Sit back and enjoy the inspiration!

Living The Life By Amanda Baldwin

Have you ever tried adding textiles to your layouts?  They are a fabulous medium to use on projects and can include items such as lace, ribbon, pom poms, tulle, fabric squares, cotton/thread, sewing, weaving, buttons, and bows. And I am sure there are many more!  It really gives your layout some dimension and texture, not to mention what a fun and different look you’ll be able to achieve.  Never be afraid to add something different on your layout.  You will be so surprised how many fun ways you can use sewing items in your creating!

Living The Life

This layout was created using milliner’s lace, baker’s twine, pom pom trim, buttons, and ribbon as elements.  Amanda also used the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. Adding some memorabilia can also be fun to remind you of cherished memories.  I am sure you would love to see more of Amanda’s wonderful projects so let me escort you on over to Paper Issues.  Amanda always has something fun and creative to share.

Thanks By Debby Hughes

Are you ready for another great color combo?  Debby picked such great colors and she never fails to amaze me with her beautiful coloring skills.  Debby used Prismacolor pencils since they are wonderful for a soft blending of color.  She accented a few areas with white gel pen and glitter pens, then cut the piece with a basic square die.  This is such a stunning card!  Don’t you just love the elegance of this card?

Thanks

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?  Let me escort you over to the Lime Doodles Design blog where Debby will give you a full list of supplies used along with directions on how she created her beautiful card.  You will be over-the-top inspired by Debby, and you won’t want to miss out on any of her fabulous projects.

Indigo Skies Frame By Alicia McNamara

Here is a great DIY project!  Create a wonderful picture frame to display on a tabletop in your home.  If you are like me, I always love having pictures of my family sitting out.  What a great way to display them, and with a frame you have created that will get tons of compliments, too!  Alicia created this three-piece panel frame using the beautiful Indigo Skies Collection by Kaiser Kraft. This collection is so versatile that it can be used for boys or girls.

Indigo Skies Frame

Alicia has created a video showing the different techniques she used to make her frame.  She added some Abstract Triangles to add some texture to the frame, along with some background stamping.  She also fussy-cut some of the beautiful butterflies to decorate the frame. Don’t miss out on this one!  Come with me over to Time To Create where you will see Alicia’s video and every step to make one of your own.

Red White And Blueberry Trifle By Gina Homolka

Gina shows you how to make a spectacular berry dessert that will be perfect for your Fourth of July barbecue or any summer celebration!  Your family and friends’ eyes will light up as you bring this dessert out to share!  This heavenly mixed berry trifle is made with summer fresh blueberries, strawberries, white chocolate pudding, angel food’s cake, and whipped cream.  What more could one ask for?

Red White & Blueberry Trifle

This dessert will be the biggest hit ever!  Not only will it taste great and look great, but it is a healthier dessert, so that’s saying a lot!  It is simple to make and such a crowd pleaser.  It looks so fancy and festive in the glass bowl that your guests will have a hard time waiting until it is time to eat.  Click here so you can grab the recipe and have it on hand for the Fourth of July!

I hope each and every one of you have a very happy Fourth of July.  Enjoy your family and friends!  I am truly grateful for each one of you and for the support that you give to us here at Weekly Scrapper.  It is our pleasure to share beautiful projects from amazing artists!  Have a great weekend and I will see you back next Saturday.

Lots of love,

LeAnn

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Being Unique

Hello, my crafty friends!  Another week has flown by, and here we are again with an inspirational day on Weekly Scrapper.  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today. Now that we are getting into the busy summer months, I hope that you can find some time to create some of your own projects.  Set aside some time for yourself this weekend and enjoy the things you love to do.  You deserve it!

Dream Big By Kim Stewart

Gelatos are a fun way to add color to your scrapbook layouts, mini albums, and other paper crafting projects.  Faber Castell Gelatos are great for watercolor techniques.  One thing that I love about the Gelatos is that they are so versatile.  You can really come up with so many different ways how to use them.  I love the way Kim added just a small touch of color to her beautiful layout.

Dream Big

Kim’s layout is very simple, but also documents her happy and everyday memories with her photos.  Kim used some cut elements from the Dream On Paper collection by Pinkfresh Studios.  Don’t you just love all the simple and colorful elements?  Get creative with these fun shaped stickers, they are the perfect accent to your project. I bet your creative wheels are turning, so let me take you over to Kim’s personal blog Happy Like Yellow where you will see so many more of her inspirational projects.

Being Unique By Lorraine Aquilina

Here is a way to speed up your crafting!  Rather than fussy cutting stamped images, use images that have coordinating steel dies.  These thin metal dies are so easy to use.  Cut a mat and then stamp the image on top – it is just that easy!  Lorraine used the Zig Real Brush Markers to color her owl.  I just love the sparkle she added to the eye shadow!

Being Unique

Create a stenciled background to add texture to your card like Lorraine did.  She used some white embossing paste and stencil before splattering with inks and adding a sprinkling of glitter.  I know you are dying to find out where to get this adorable stamp and die. Don’t worry, just click here and I will take you over to Lorraine’s Loft where she has a full detailed list of supplies she used for her card.  You are going to love her blog and will certainly be inspired by her wonderful projects!

Fathers Day Gift Labels By Lia Griffith

Give dad something different this Father’s Day with personalized creations that you designed just for him.  They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and after all what man wouldn’t love all these goodies?  Can you just imagine the look on his face when he receives all these savory treats?  This is a great opportunity to make his favorite homemade goodies. You can customize labels with a Father’s Day message and put them all into a basket.

Fathers Day Gift Labels

Lia Griffith has created some really creative and fun labels.  To customize the food gift labels click here and Lia will share how to get started.  What a great gift idea!  Have fun creating your gift baskets for that special guy in your life!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups By Lindsay Conchar

When chocolate and mint get together with a hint of peppermint, mmmm….magic happens!  These mint chocolate cookie cups are little bites of heaven.  Can you just image a soft, chocolate cookie with an Andes Mint stuffed in the middle and topped with mint buttercream and chocolate drizzle?  These will become a family favorite!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

You will want to double the batch when making these, I promise they will get devoured.  What a great summer treat for any of your gatherings with friends and family.  Now that your mouth is watering, click here and I will be glad to escort you on over to Life, Love, & Sugar where you will find Lindsay’s recipe and all the ingredients you will need to make these.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have been inspired and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  I always enjoy our creative time together.  I will see you back next Saturday with more great projects.

Hugs to all!

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