Tip of the Day: Easy Glitter Clean-Up

Everyone loves a little sparkle in their lives! Lorraine from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shares how to add glitter to your projects without leaving a big shiny mess behind.  Lorraine learned this tip from Elizabeth Craft Designs and was eager to share it with us. You’ll find Lorraine sharing all kinds of crafting treasures and wisdom in the Creativity Center at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows.

Make sure to check out the 2017 schedule HERE and plan a fabulous weekend at the Expo full of shopping, cropping, and crafting with Lorraine!

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Tip of the Day: Pasting and Glittering from Stampendous

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Monica from Stampendous shows how to apply glitter using a pasting technique. Monica’s step-by-step tutorial makes it easy to apply glitter to a stencil image. You can create something stunning in just minutes!

Visit stampendous.com for all their great products, and watch for them at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you!

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Saturdays With LeAnn

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~

 

 

Tip of the Day: Saving Your Glitter from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Diana from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is here today with a frugal tip to help you save money. Its so much fun to add glitter to projects, and Diana demonstrates how to save any leftover glitter for your next project, all with only an inexpensive coffee filter.

Thanks for sharing your tip, Diana!

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Saturdays With LeAnn

Gold Brush Lettering

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Welcome back, my friends, to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope you are enjoying your summer, and are finding the time to be inside crafting, out of the heat. I feel honored today to share some fun projects with you. I hope you will be inspired and get some of those creative juices flowing. Relax and enjoy some time for yourself today!

The Good Life By Missy Whidden

When creating a scrapbook page, the photo itself is usually a major guide to your process, determining both color and embellishments.  You don’t want to overwhelm your photo so you can choose to go with lighter shades and subtle colors that will create nice dimension.

The Good Life

Missy created her layout around the stars.  She used the large star to layer behind her photo making her photo stand out.  Missy did some machine stitching along with sprays mists and paints on the background to create a soft, watercolor effect.  Let’s pop on over to Little Nugget Creations where Missy will give you some wonderful instructions on how she created this fun layout.  What a great way to go back and reminisce with your special photos!

Just For You By Julia Stainton

White on white is such a clean look. It can easily be dressed up to make it look more elegant; or add just a small amount of color for a more casual look. When working with lots of white, be sure to add dimension and/or texture to add some interest.

Just For You

What’s not to love about this adorable card designed by Julia Stainton? This is such a perfect card for any occasion! It’s also one of those cards that just say you are thinking of that special person. Julia has so many wonderful projects that you don’t want to miss out on, so be sure to visit her blog Belle Papier.  You will have endless inspiration for your week!

Gold Brush Lettering by Kristina Werner

Here is a beautiful card that is full of inspiration.  Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from.  I just love working with watercolors because it is such a great way to splash some color onto a card.

Gold Brush Lettering

Click here and I will escort you over to the Simon Says blog so you can check out the wonderful video that Kristina Werner has created showing just how easy this card comes together.  I love her tips and tricks on the Gold Brush lettering.  You will want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  Your cards that are created are so priceless and are treasured by the person receiving your them.

Mixed Media Canvas By Emma Williams

This beautiful Mixed Media Canvas is a lovely summery home décor piece to showcase in your home.  I instantly fell in love with all of the beautiful layers and the unique design of this canvas.

Mixed Media Canvas

The beauty of working with mixed media on canvas is that you can change your mind and it is so easy to take things off and rearrange them.  The variety of materials you use add great detail and makes your canvas a keepsake. This piece was created by Emma Williams.  Click here and I will escort you on over to see Emma’s step-by-step instructions, along with the techniques she used to created this beautiful masterpiece.  You will be inspired by her talent!

Melon Ball Ice Cubes By Layla (Laylita) Pujol

There is nothing better on a hot summer day than something refreshing to drink!  I have the hardest time drinking plain water, but adding a lime or a lemon seems to make it taste so much better.  I came upon this recipe for making melon ice cubes and I am one happy camper with my water now.

Melon Ball Ice Cubes

This will also give your drinks some fun summer colors along with the flavor.  For a quick and easy drink, you can also place the melons in Sprite or sparkling water; add a squeeze of lime juice, and a mint to garnish. This simple drink not only looks beautiful, but has a delicious hint of melon, lime, and mint.  Such a refreshing summer drink!

Thank you for stopping by on this beautiful Saturday.  Stay out of the heat and enjoy doing some crafting. Be sure to visit again next week, as I have some more fabulous projects to share with you.  Have a great weekend!

LeAnn

Saturdays With LeAnn

Paper Flower Mini Album

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Hello, and welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper!  I am so happy you have found your way here. I hope you will enjoy the fun projects that I have to share with you today.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy some down time for yourself.

Paper Flower Mini Album By Pam Bray

One can never have too many mini albums!  They make a perfect gift for any occasion.  Mini albums bring a smile to anyone’s face by sharing memories that have so much love and meaning. Not only will this be a fabulously warm and fuzzy gift, but they don’t have to take that much time to create.  What an instant enjoyment for you, and especially the one receiving the album.

Paper Flower Mini Album

This incredible mini album was created by the talented Pam Bray.  Click here and I will take you on over to her blog, Scrapbook Flair.  Pam shares all of the materials she used to create her album, along with the pictures of the inside pages. This is one mini album you will want to take the time to create.  It is absolutely adorable!  Thank you, Pam, for sharing this wonderful mini album.

Faux Tile Background By Michele Kovack

Sometimes creating backgrounds for cards and/or layouts can be mind-boggling.  Do you ever sit and stare at your project and rack your brain trying to come up with something new? I know I sometimes do! Today I would like to share these Faux Tile backgrounds!  Would you believe that these are created using 3D foam pads?  You can create any color that you desire, and they can be either masculine or feminine. Such a great way to think out of the box!

Faux Tile Backgrounds

This technique is not only very beautiful, but it also adds a lovely touch of dimension and texture to your project.  Who says that adhesive is just for adhering?  I bet you are dying to know how these beautiful Faux Tiles are created, aren’t you?  Click here for a full step-by-step tutorial by Michele Kovack. This is such a great way to use your favorite glitters.  I hope you enjoy creating your own Faux Tiles!

Fabric Flowers By Shari Carroll

This darling card has such a clean and elegant design.  It can be used for any occasion just by changing out the sentiment. What a sweet card that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Fabric Flowers

These flowers are so whimsical with their frayed edges and crumpled fabric. This is such a great way to create some texture on your card.  I would like to take you over to Simon Says Stamp blog where you will learn some wonderful techniques from a YouTube tutorial by Shari Carroll on how to create your flowers. This is such an eye-catching card – I bet you can’t wait to get started creating your own!

Rope Wrapped Terra Cotta Pots By April

Summer is one of my very favorite times of the year.  I love having flowers planted in my yard and my patio full of potted plants.  I like to have different types of pots so it gives my patio some personality.  I came upon these fun Rope Wrapped Terra Cotta pots, and “wow!” did they give some character to my patio.  Do you have Terra Cotta pots sitting around in your garage?  Pull them out because I know you will have a lot of fun creating these pots.  These are also great for an outdoor table centerpiece!

Rope Wrapped Terra Cotta Pots

Using a standard paint brush with your choice of paint, you can add a touch of color to the base of the rope wrapped pot.  Just add a few colorful flowers and you will have created an easy and inexpensive project that will add a touch of texture and interest to your patio or table.  Come with me over to House By Hoff where April will give you step-by-step instructions on making your own Terra Cotta Rope Wrapped pot!

Red, White and Blue Dessert By Kelly Senyei

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it is time to start thinking of a fun, yummy dessert for your get-together with family and friends.  This adorable red, white, and blue dessert will certainly catch the eyes of those you are celebrating with and makes a great finale to your festive feast. And its guaranteed to set off the flavor fireworks!
Red White & Blue Dessert

Try sharing this buttery shortbread cookie cake with your family and friends in July.  I guarantee they will go back for seconds!  Click here to print off your recipe from Just A Taste. You will want to add it to all of your other favorite recipes.  Enjoy!

I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired and excited to start on your own projects.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a wonderful week ahead of of you. I will see you back next Saturday!

 

Tip of the Day: Glitter Beam from Sparkle N Sprinkle

 

It’s always fun to have Demo Donna from Sparkle N Sprinkle stop by to bring us a tip. Today Donna demonstrates how to create a beautiful, sparkling background – the glitter beam. Quick and easy, but still very fabulous!

Stop by and visit Sparkle N Sprinkle at our Scrapbook Expos or online at sparklensprinkle.com and also at their blog.  #WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo