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.


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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!

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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.


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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~

 

 

 

 

Tip of the Day: Applying Gesso to Tags by Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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For our American Weekly Scrapper friends, we’d like to wish you a happy and safe Memorial Day! We hope whatever you are doing this weekend will create some happy memories. And for everyone, we’d like to wish you a great Monday morning and that your week is off to a fabulous start.

We love bringing you our “Tips of the Day”! They are designed to jump start your creativity and give you a variety of ways to express your creativity. Today we are bringing your our very own Lorraine from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo as she demonstrates how to take a simple office tag and take it up a (big!) notch by applying gesso. By using gesso with a watercolor medium you’ll be able to take those inexpensive tags and create a lovely work of art!

You’ll love creating with Lorraine in the Creativity Center at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, so plan to attend a show near you. She inspires everyone she teaches!

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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.

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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.

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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

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

You Are Amazing

 

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Welcome back, my crafty friends.  I have some great projects to share with you on this beautiful fall day, so sit back, relax, and let’s have some fun by letting the creative therapy begin!

Autumn Is Here By Shizuka Hirano

Mixed media is a lot of different things. It can be art pages, tags, alterations, canvases, and many more types of projects.  So today I wanted to share this wonderful fall mixed media layout. To create the background of this layout, Shizuka uses torn paper and adheres it to the background paper.  She then covered the paper with gesso and added some texture using a stickable stencil.  To give it a finish and shine she added some gold glimmer mist. Shizuka used several sheets of paper to give the layout thickness and a chipboard look and feel.

Autumn Is Here

The photos are the stars of this layout. I love the way the embellishments complement and coordinate perfectly with these adorable photos. This is such a stunning layout with the colors, the texture, and all of the layers.  A big thank you to Shizuka for her wonderful inspiration.  I know you would love to have all of the techniques that Shizuka used, so let me escort you over to BoBunny’s blog where you can see the steps to make this masterpiece layout.  You will truly be inspired!

You Are Amazing By Kelly Latevola

Would you like to learn a wonderful watercoloring technique that will make your flowers look dimensional?  This card is absolutely stunning with the vibrant colors and the composition. Kelly uses two different stamps, Sketch Ranunculus and Spring Flowers along with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and created a lovely watercolor background. And better yet, she shares a video giving several new tips and tricks.

You Are Amazing

I know you are dying to see the video, so click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can follow along with Kelly’s step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love it – enjoy!

I Am So Thankful By Kerri Boucher

Today I want to celebrate fall.  It is here with the warm colors, the shades of gold, and the magic it gives to this time of year.  Autumn is always a favorite season!  Kerri shares this adorable card with us and it certainly gives fall a precious welcome!

I Am So Thankful

Where does time go?  With it being fall we will be celebrating Thanksgiving before we know it, so let’s start creating those cards to let your loved ones know just how thankful you are for them! The sentiment on this adorable card really says it all  It’s perfect for this time of year  I hope you will be inspired to give this fun card a try.  I highly recommend stopping by Thank God For Colors and check out all the products Kerri used.  While you are there, be sure to look at the fabulous projects she’s created; you will be so happy you took the time for her wonderful inspiration!

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars By Julie Gransee

These delicious bars are so comforting and perfect for the season.  This is one of those pumpkin recipes that will satisfy all of your family and friends.  If you love pumpkin, then you are going to love every bite of these scrumptious bars!

Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Bars

These Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars are soft, moist, and bursting with flavor.  It is the perfect treat for when you need your pumpkin fix. This makes a perfect dessert for a large crowd.  Let me take you over to Lovely Little Kitchen so you can print out this delicious recipe.

Thank you for your time today!  I know we are all so busy, but I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy.  Weekends are short, so make the most of yours!  Be sure to hug those you love and spend some time with them.

See you again soon!

LeAnn

Halloween Gift Bag

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a gift bag I created for Halloween using corrugated cardboard, a gesso-painted patterned paper, and embellishments.

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First I started with a piece of cardboard I cut from an old mailing box. I cut it to 4 x 5″ so that it would fit the front of my gift bag.

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I peeled back one of the covers to reveal the corrugation on the inside of the cardboard.

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I used a sanding block to clean up the corrugated cardboard.

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For the moon, I cut out a 4″ circle from patterned paper. But instead of using white cardstock, I decided to use a patterned paper. I really liked the chevron pattern on this patterned paper, but I thought it would be too busy. So, I painted the patterned paper with White Gesso from The Crafter’s Workshop.

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I painted it just enough to lose the orange but still see a hint of the chevron pattern.

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After the paper dried, I adhered it to the cardboard panel and decorated it with embellishments from October Afternoon‘s Witch Hazel collection.

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I then adhered the finished panel to my bag.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy Halloween!

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Tip of the Day: Prima Marketing and Art Basics Gesso

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We have all heard Gesso, but to some scrapbookers how to use it is still a mystery. On today’s Tip Of The Day, we have the talented Finnabair from Prima Marketing here to share a few tips on how to use Gesso in many exciting ways.

Have fun exploring with Mixed Media and transform your embellishments, art journals, scrapbooking projects, and more!

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a very creative day.

Saturdays With LeAnn

Unforgettable Birthday

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Hello my friends, welcome to another inspirational Saturday. I am so happy you have found your way here!  Today I want you to take a minute to sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy some down time for yourself. I have some beautiful spring projects in store for you today. I hope you will enjoy these unique ideas and be filled with wonderful inspiration.

Handsome Little Man By Di Garling

These priceless photos were the first thing that caught my eye on this darling layout. I was also drawn to all the fine details that Di created on her fabulous layout. This is one of those fun designs using many wonderfully vibrant colors, and showcasing precious photos.

Handsome Little Man

Scrapbook pages are always a great reminder of all that is special to us; it is a record of your journey through life.  As a scrapbooker, it is our responsibility to gather these precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks. I would like to send out a big thank you to Di Garling for sharing her masterpiece of inspiration with us today.  Be sure to visit her blog Di’s Creative Space for more of her outstanding projects.

Sending Happy Thoughts By Mona Pendleton

I really enjoy creating mixed media projects. This adorable mixed media card is not only beautiful, but will sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.  Don’t you just love the gorgeous background with the beautiful colors of spring?

Sending Happy Thoughts

Mona added a lot of texture using various mediums including texture paste, distress embossing powder, crackled paste, and paint.  Come along with me as we pop on over to Cupcake’s Creations to see how Mona created her beautiful card.  You will be so happy you stopped by and will leave with much inspiration from this fabulous lady.

Unforgettable Birthday By Kaiwan

Would you believe this darling card was created using only four stamps?  I love mason jars and this is such a cute way to use one on a card.  There is something to be said about a beautiful watercolor background and how it sets the stage for creating a lovely card.

Unforgettable Birthday

Click here to see your step-by-step instructions on how Kaiwan created this beautifully artistic design.  You will learn techniques on watercoloring, stamping, and creating with die sets.  Keep up your good work of creating heartfelt cards and spreading smiles by sending out your handmade cards.

Tulip Wreath By Tasha 

Spring is here and it is time to brighten up your front door with a beautiful door decoration.  This adorable wreath is certainly different than you normally see.  The best part of all, it is very easy to make.  Visitors will be instantly impressed with your home as they walk up to your door and see this beautiful display.

Tulip Wreath

This pretty arrangement only takes three items to make and just a few tools.  Click here and I will take you over to Designer Trapped In A Lawyer’s Body, where you will find step-by-step instructions. Thank you, Tasha, for your wonderful talent and for sharing this fabulous decoration with us.

Lemon Blueberry Bread By Gloria Albin

This recipe comes together so quickly and would be perfect for a special brunch, tea party, or even a shower.  Lemon Blueberry Bread is a refreshing, sweet, and light treat.  This is a recipe for anyone who loves the fresh, bright taste of citrus.

Lemon Blueberry Bread

This yummy Lemon Blueberry Bread was inspired by one of the very best bakers, Gloria Albin.  Grab your pencil and paper and come with me over to Glorious Treats where you will find the recipe; I’m sure this will find its way into your favorite recipe file.

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me; I am already looking forward to seeing you back next weekend.  Have a fabulous weekend and a great week ahead! 🙂

~LeAnn