Freebie Friday with Graphic 45

Hey Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Friday is finally here. It seems like it has been a LONG week. I’m ready for a really fun giveaway sponsored by Graphic 45.

I know we have some Graphic 45 fans out there. If, you’re not familiar with Graphic 45 here’s what you need to know:

Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­—owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.

Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of times gone by – with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design. Let our products inspire your next card, memory album, scrapbook layout, diy party decorations or home decor project.

Graphic 45 has amazing products! If you haven’t visited the Graphic 45 blog, you’re missing out! Their design team creates the most amazing projects! Isn’t this layout gorgeous?!?! That bundle of twigs paired with the patterned paper pendants and flowers make this layout unforgettable. Make sure you’re following Graphic 45 on their social media channels for endless inspiration.

Graphic 45 is generously sending one lucky winner Little Darlings and French Country Deluxe Collectors Editions Packs.

If you’d love to have this awesome prize land on your doorstep, comment on this post before Thursday, October 19th at 11:59 EST.

Now, I’m sure you’re all excited to see who the lucky winner of the Queen & Co. Halloween kit is… the wait is over. The Queen & Co kit will be landing on the doorstep of…Congratulations, Cynthia! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize! Happy Halloween crafting. I can’t wait to see what you create with this awesome kit!

And remember… even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can join us online:

Thanks for stopping by for Freebie Friday with Graphic 45. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win the awesome Graphic 45 prize. I will be back with you next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs! Have a safe and happy Fall weekend.

Saturdays With LeAnn

Open If You Dare

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful fall day.  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  I certainly do because I get to share my passion of crafting with you.  I always try to make it a priority to spend some time in my craft room over the weekend and I hope that you do, too.  This is a good time to take the opportunity to try something new.  You never know what new technique you are truly capable of unless you give it a try.  I hope you will find some inspiration today and will also find some new tips and techniques in the projects I have to share with you.

You Are The Best By Kavi Tha

What’s not there to love about this adorable layout?  It is obvious there was a lot of love and detail put into this outstanding design.  It is so exquisite!  Don’t you just love the vintage tones?  Kavi Tha added so many different elements to her layout to play off the colors in the photo.  The Factory 42 Collection was used in this layout, which has the perfect mix of dark and light colors that is suitable for any kind of project.

You Are The Best

There is something about the vintage look that always pulls me in.  Are you inspired to do great things with your products?  Hopeful this layout will give you even more inspiration!  Click here and I will be more than happy to take you over to Kaiser Kraft Design.  I highly recommend stopping by for a visit.  They have wonderful paper lines and embellishments, along with a very talented design team. You will find some very helpful steps in creating your own beautiful layout.   Remember there are no set rules when crafting, just always have fun with it.  Happy crafting!

Open If You Dare By Keia Shipp-Smith

Make your own cute tags, greeting cards, postcards, or even invitations when using Sugar Skulls stamps and the coordinating dies from Taylored Expressions.  This is a time where you can keep the card simple and let the image take the front row seat.  Pop out your image with foam adhesive and give it some dimension to portray that festive feel.

Open If You Dare

There are so many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild by creating handmade cards, tags, and invitations.  Don’t be afraid to add both masculine and feminine styles, along with fun embellishments to get that perfect look for your projects.  Let me escort you on over to Confessions Of A Paperholic, where you can write down all of the materials you will need for these darling projects.  A big shout goes out to Kei Shipp-Smith for sharing her fun projects and her outstanding coloring.  What a great project to help you get in the mood for Halloween!

Wall Art By Pam Bray

Are you ready to start creating some fun Halloween decorations?  This fun wall art will be one that you will want to jump on right away.  Halloween is such a perfect opportunity to be creative. Halloween wall art is one of my favorite things to create.  I love the fact that they are so fast and easy to complete; they provide an instant gratification.  Not only will you love your completed project, so will your family and friends as you hang it up for all to enjoy!

Wall Art

Scare up a good time by creating a wall decor of your own.  You can make your home as spooky as you want this Halloween!  This is a perfect decor to add a little spirit to your home!  I would like to send out a big hug to Pam for sharing this spooktacular wall art.  Be sure to stop by her blog Scrapbook Flair so you can see how easily this project comes together.  While you are visiting her blog be sure to check out her other fabulous projects as well.  You will leave feeling so inspired.

Apple Cinnamon Bread By Glory Albin

Forget the pie crust and get all the flavors of fall in a quick and easy bread! This recipe makes the best Cinnamon Apple Bread!  I love the brown sugar and cinnamon topping, and the bread is moist, flavorful and tastes like apple pie in bread form!  A second perk to this Apple Cinnamon Bread is the fragrance that will bring a wonderful fall aroma to your home!

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Let’s kick off the fall baking season with this flavorful and delicious Apple Cinnamon Bread!  If you are ready for fall baking then this is the perfect kick off!  Apples, cinnamon, and sugar are flavors that are delicious all year round, but seem to be extra perfect for fall.  Click here so you an visit Glory Albin’s blog Glorious Treats where you will find the ingredients and recipe for this yummy bread.  Enjoy!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I hope this beautiful fall day will find you with some time to create at least one of those wonderful projects you desire to make. Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you back soon.

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

 

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

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I recently returned home from our  Anaheim, CA show, three days of non-stop make & takes with some of the most talented paper crafters on earth – it was a sure fire way to get those creative juices flowing. I hope you enjoy today’s creative therapy, so sit back, relax and enjoy a little me time, you deserve it!

Vintage Mini Album By Tati Scrap

I instantly fell in love with this adorable shabby chic mini album that Tati has designed using Graphic 45’s new Vintage Hollywood Collection. Mini albums are the instant gratification of scrapbooking and with a little help from Graphic 45 and their amazing designers you, too, can complete an entire mini album in no time. How creative to add those interactive flaps and folds, they really add a touch of whimsy and delight to your albums.

The gift of memories is priceless, so why not create an album to give as a gift at the next baby shower, birthday or any special occasion? Click here and I will lead the way over the Graphic 45’s blog as Tati shares some great tips to creating your own stunning vintage inspired mini album.

I Adore You By Barbara Anders

With handmade shaker cards being all the rage right now, I thought you might be inspired by this adorable card designed by Barbara Anders. There is something about all those shiny sequins and beads shaking around that adds such a sparkly, festive feel. Barbara cut her shaker window with Die-namics LJD Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows, which as you can see creates the perfect window for a shaker element and/or frame. If you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking (this is one of those need it in your life dies), then  click here and I’ll take you over to the site so you can order your own.

 

With a little help from our friend Barbara and a few simple supplies, you too can create these fun & festive shaker elements. Click here & I’ll take you over to the Paper Pursuits blog and you can follow along as Barbara shares just how easily this sweet card came together.

DIY Twine Dispenser By Angie Chavez

You know how I feel about glass jars, big or small I love them all. If you are a twine-lover too, this project is for you! They are a great way to store our ever growing stash of craft supplies while also helping to reduce the amount of trash that goes into our landfills. I will admit that I”m a bit of a twine junkie, we have bakers twine, cotton twine, hemp twine etc., all of which are great for adding texture and visual interest to our paper crafting projects.

Thanks to Angie you too can have your craft supplies organized and looking good. Click here and I will escort you over to her blog Knick Of Time where you can print out some of her free antique graphics to decorate your jars. A well-organized craft room makes crafting so much more enjoyable.

Waterslide Paper Technique By Dreams Factory

Spring is in the air and I was thinking it might be a good time to do a little spring cleaning/organizing in our craft rooms. How adorable are these shabby chic containers? I already have a chalk pen in hand – ready to label the contents! 🙂  Have you had the opportunity to play with Waterslide decals also known as slip decals? As you can see they make the perfect embellishment for just about any project. Until recently, water slide decals were professionally printed and only available in supplied designs, but with the advent of printable decal paper for color inkjet and or laser printers and a little help from our crafty friends over at Dreams Factory, we can create our own waterslide decals.

 

I hope you’ve been inspired to give this fun technique a try. Now that I have your attention ;-), click here and I will lead the way over to the Dreams Factory Blog where Diana shares all you need to know about Waterslide Decal Paper Transfers. Happy organizing my crafty friends.

Sheet Pan Cheesy Hasselback Ham, Potatoes and Asparagus

Move aside winter, spring is here and what tastes more like spring than ham and asparagus? This sheet pan recipe uses one pan and gets the whole feast on the table in a little over an hour.

I highly recommend stopping by the tbsp. blog anytime you need to kick things up a bit in the kitchen. If you’re a visual person, they even have a little 1-minute video sharing how easy this recipe is to prepare. Bon appetit my hungry friends!

Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to see you at an upcoming Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center! Hugs to all!

 

Tip of the Day: Thank You Tag Bag from Graphic 45

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Charee Filimoehala from Graphic 45 demonstrates how to make a delightful tag bag. These are perfect for a small gift, a party favor, or a beautiful presentation for a gift card. Charee provides a step-by-step demonstration so you can easily create your own bag.

For information on all their products, make sure to visit their website at g45papers.com and for more Graphic 45 inspiration, make sure to check out their blog at g45papers.typepad.com.
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Freebie Friday – Win a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo T-shirt

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello and happy Friday! I hope you have had a wonderful week. We had severe heat in Toronto this week, but it is getting better now. Our poor lawns were so green and quickly turned brown as day after day of heat continued. I am glad that the heat has broken, and the rain has watered the lawns, the vegetable gardens and our flowers. So nice to see them perk up a bit! Summer days and sitting outside make me smile.

I also LOVE seeing new scrapbook and cardmaking products so this week has been a fun one. Earlier this week, the Sierra Pacific Craft – Mixed Media event took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. While the team was checking out all the fabulous new products, they captured lots of great photos for me to share with you. Next week I will also have a bunch of in booth videos showing you all the exciting new products that will be available soon.

Enjoy this walk through the aisles … Sneak peeks here we come …

Adorn It …

Adorn It

Adorn It

American Crafts … Isn’t this cool!

American Crafts

Bo Bunny … Look at all those Double Dot colours …

Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny

Graphic 45 …

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

Jillibean Soup & Hampton Arts …

Jillibean Soup & Hampton Arts

Jillibean Soup & Hampton Arts

Ken Oliver …

Ken Oliver

Paper House …

Paper House

Paper House

Prima …

Prima

Prima

Spellbinders …

Spellbinders

Spellbinders

The Robins Nest …

The Robins Nest

The Robins Nest

Therm-o-web …

Therm-o-web

Therm-o-web

Visit us on Pinterest at our New, Newer, Newest board for more photos.

This week I thought it would be fun to give away a Stamp & Scrapbook t-shirt! Would you like to win one for yourself? Available in black or white, this t-shirt will make you think of the EXPO every time you where it! Here is a photo of the t-shirts and the lovely Betty!

SSBE tshirts

For a chance to win a t-shirt from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, July 21st.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Fun Stampers Journey. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for $25 gift certificate and their brand new catalog.

The winner is … karenladd

FSJ - Karen Ladd

Congratulations Karen! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Fun Stamper Journey prize winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win this great prize from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo you need to leave a comment on this post.

Until I see you again next Friday, remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook.and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

~ Jen

Saturdays With LeAnn

Paper Flower Mini Album

Saturdays-with-LeAnn

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!