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~

 

 

 

 

Tip of the Day: Transferring Pictures to Wood from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Pauline Steffensen, one of the talented instructors you’ll find at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, demonstrates how to transfer your own image to a wood surface. With a few very basic supplies and your own picture, you can create a treasured décor piece. This process creates a beautiful and unique way to display photos!

Visit scrapbookexpo.com so you can plan to create with Pauline – you’ll be so glad you did!

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Saturdays With LeAnn

Home Decor Frame

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July.  As we are in such a heat wave this summer, so take some time and enjoy doing some crafting in your nice, air-conditioned craft room.  I have some fun and creative projects to share with you today.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration!

Beautiful Joy By Emilia Van Den Heuvel

This beautiful layout is a perfect example of a creative piece of art made using different mixed media mediums.  I totally fell in love with this gorgeous layout the minute I laid my eyes on it and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  I just love all the fun products Emilia used in creating her masterpiece.  Emilia is on the design team for Kaiser Craft and she is an amazing designer.

Beautiful Joy

You are probably very curious about what products Emilia used along with how her layout all came together.  If you follow me on over to Few Favorite Things you will be able to check out her project along with the full tutorial she has prepared for you.  This is one you are going to love!

Cloche Quarter Birthday By Lynn Put

Taking a simple piece of paper and using your imagination is what being creative is all about. I hope you will be inspired today to take out your stamps and let your imagination run wild. I love the watercolor and all the layered pieces. This simply charming card will put a smile on anyone’s face and brighten up their day!

Cloche Quarter Birthday

If you have never tried to use watercolors, you should give it a try.  I will just say one thing – you will definitely get hooked!  This is a perfect way to send out birthday wishes! I love the way Lynn incorporated watercoloring, ink blending, and stamping on her card.  Please click here so you can visit The Queen’s Scene.  You will love Lynn’s blog and will enjoy all of her projects!

Home Decor Frame By Jan Hobbins

 Are you ready to learn great crafting techniques to create a beautiful and lasting work of art? Jan will teach you how to apply your scrapbooking style to a home decor frame.  With her step-by-step instructions and basic scrapbooking tools and materials, you can make this gorgeous frame in no time.
Home Decor Frame
You will learn how to incorporate mixed media with basic craft techniques such as using your die cuts, layering, distressing, inking, and much more.  Whether you are new to scrapbooking or have been doing it for years, you will find inspiration for imaginative interior design projects that are both fun and rewarding to do.  Incorporating scrapbooking into home decor will build memory-inspired projects for wall hangings, tabletop art, and so much more.  There is something to be said about creating a one-of-a-kind piece.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Sizzix blog where you can follow Jan in her tutorial.  Happy scrapping, my friends!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches By Peaches Please

I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate chip ice cream, and do you know what is even better? Sandwiching a big fat scoop of that ice cream between two big, fat, chewy chocolate cookies! You will get a double-dose of cold, creamy, chocolaty minty goodness.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have to admit that while making them it was mighty tempting to gobble them down on the spot!  I managed to resist because in the end I was richly rewarded since they are actually better after a couple of days in the freezer.  These make a perfect treat on a very hot summer day.  Your family and friends will love you for making such a refreshing treat.  Let’s pop on over to Peaches Please where you can find the recipe to start making yours.

I hope that you are experiencing a wonderful summer day and staying cool.  Please take some time to visit the blogs of these fabulous designers to see more details about there wonderful projects.  I hope you have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

 

Tip of the Day: Creating Watercolor Décor from Prima Marketing

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Sharon from Prima Marketing shows how to create beautiful home décor using oil pastels and watercolor panels. It’s quick and simple to create a lovely watercolor background that is perfect for adding photos, stickers, flowers, and other embellishments. Customize the oil pastel colors to match your home and you’ll have a pretty décor piece in just a short time.

Stop by primamarketinginc.com to view all their gorgeous products and their blog at prima.typepad.com for all kinds of inspiration!

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Saturday With LeAnn

Hello

Hello again to all my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope you are enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend.  I am so happy you made your way over to be with me today.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to share inspiration from some of the most talented people in our industry.  Please take a few minutes today to sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy!

You Can Do It By Cathy Cafun

I immediately fell in love with this beautiful layout that I discovered on Cathy Cafun’s blog, Cathy Can’t Help Herself.  I always feel inspired and enjoy all of her beautiful paper crafting skills.  This layout gives such a soft feminine feel and really gives a pop to her photo.  Even though there are a lot of fine details going on, the embellishments really complement her photo and allow it to still take center stage on this lovely layout.  It is always such a treasure to preserve our priceless memories by taking lots of photos, then taking the time to scrapbook them.

You Can Do It

Cathy created this beautiful layout using the L’Aquarelle Collection from Ultimate Crafts.  Cathy also used coordinating dies, embossing folders, and stamps, along with fussy cutting to make some of her own embellishments.  This beautiful vintage work of art has truly inspired me.  I love how Cathy incorporated warm colors that retained the vintage style. Click here and I will take you on over to Cathy’s blog, Cathy Can’t Help Herself, where you will find all the products needed to create one of your own.  A big shout out to Cathy for sharing this wonderful inspiration with us.

Hello By Yoonsun Hur

Put a smile on someone’s face today just by saying “Hello.”  Can you just imagine the smile when they discover this darling card that was made with so much love?  Receiving a handmade card is like receiving a huge hug through the mail.  It is definitely a great way to brighten up one’s day!

Hello

On this sweet card Yoonsun stamped the sunflower with Memento Tuxedo black ink using Summer Flowers by Simon Says Stamp.  She then colored it in using her Copic markers.  I love Yoonsun’s blending which makes this look just like a watercolor.  Yoonsun is one very talented lady so be sure to pop on over to Rejoicing Crafts where you will find so many more inspirational projects.

French Farmhouse Tray By Diana at Dreams Factory

For those of you who know me, you know I just love vintage.  I always fall in love with projects that are a DIY project with a fun vintage flare.  Today I want to share with you a ship-lap inspired tray, with a little bit of painting and distressing.  You will learn how to transfer an image and lot of tips and tricks so you can easily make a chic French Farmhouse tray in no time.  This is a perfect project to make as a gift just about for anyone.  Who wouldn’t love this?

French Farmhouse Tray

There are so many possibilities for using this Shabby Chic tray in your home.  Use it as a decor piece and style it with other decorative items that you may already have around.  Use this fun piece to hang on your wall, or even to use it as a breakfast tray, and serve that special someone a nice breakfast in bed.  Click here and I am going to escort you on over to our crafty friends at Dreams Factory where you will get step-by-step instructions.  Have you heard of Waterslide decals, also known as slip decals? It used to be they were professionally printed, but with the luxury of having a color inkjet or laser printer you can print your own PDF file.  Diana will share all about the Waterslide Decal Paper Transfers with you.  I hope you have been inspired to give this fun technique a try.  Enjoy crafting, my sweet friends!

Peanut Butter Pie by Tonia Larson

This smooth and silky peanut butter pie has a hidden layer of chocolate, a crunchy peanut butter cookie crust, and is topped with mini peanut butter cups.  You will love the results and want to share this with a friend or two!  They will be so impressed with how beautiful this pie looks and they will definitely want your recipe!

Peanut Butter Pie

With a little help from our friend Tonia you can easily make this beautiful pie. She also shares a fun video on how to create it, so don’t miss out – just click here and I will lead the way over to The Gunny Sack so you can print out the recipe.  Enjoy, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I love our creative time together.  If by chance you are close to the Chantilly VA area this next weekend (June 23rd & 24th) we would love you to join us at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for a weekend of crops, classes, and lots of shopping! It’s a weekend crammed with crafting, stamping, and scrapbooking.  Stop by the registration desk and say hello to me, I would love to see your smiling face!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

Tip of the Day: Pocket Page Card Home Décor from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Diana from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team is with us to share a tip about using those lovely pocket page cards as home décor. With an inexpensive frame spray painted gold and a pocket page card, freshening up your home décor becomes fast, simple, and fun!

Thanks, Diana, for your tip, I know I’ll be going through my pocket cards and choosing my favorites to frame!

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Saturdays With LeAnn

Spread Your Wings

Welcome back, my friends!  What better way to round out the work week than with five amazing projects from some wonderful designers?  I hope I can give you some great WOW inspiration today from these wonderful projects and a yummy dessert!  Kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!

Traveler’s Notebook By Nancy Damiano

There is no better place to keep your memories than a “Traveler’s Notebook.”  You can personalize and build your own notebook that fits your lifestyle.  It is a keepsake you will look back on for years to come.  You can tell your story from beginning to end in just one craft session, and that’s the beauty of one of these special notebooks.

Travelers Notebook

Whether you’re using it to record memories, keep track of travel itineraries, or jot down random observations while on the road, this would be an excellent companion to make ahead of your vacation to bring with you wherever you go.  A Travelers Notebook will be instant gratification and with some help from Nancy Damiano you will be able to complete your notebook in no time.  Click here and I will lead to on over to American Crafts Studio where Nancy will share some great tips on creating your own, personalized Travelers Notebook.

Spread Your Wings By Tara Godfrey

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it isn’t too late to create a special card for your special mother.  This card is filled with fun stamping and inking techniques.  Whether you keep your card simple or detailed, your creation will always stand out and be remembered.  Cards may be small but they are packed with so much love and inspiration.

Spread Your Wings

Today we have a fabulous card created by Tara Godfrey using the fun Tweetie Birds Stamp by Kraftin Kimmie.  Such a whimsical and inspiring stamp!  I love how these wonderful stamps give endless possibilities for being creative.  Don’t you just love the beautiful colors, layers that give great dimension, and fantastic coloring?  Come with me over to Inking On The Edge for step-by-step instructions.  You will be able to follow along on how to create your own fun card, along with a complete list of supplies needed.  What a choice card to brighten up someone’s day!  I hope you will be inspired to give this one a try.  Have fun stamping, my crafty friends! 🙂

Designers Pillows By Michelle Zakk

Looking for a quick and easy DIY designer pillows?  You need to look no further!  Stenciled pillows are a quick home decor project that are a great alternative to store bought pillows.  Stenciled patterns are the perfect accessory to any room and any style and are also great for the budget.  What a great way to even change up your style throughout the year, including the holidays.

Designer Pillows

Finding the right pillows for your rooms in your home can sometimes be a real challenge.  This is where creating your own will be such a joy, along with being so much fun!  You choose the style of stencil, paint color, and even fun embellishments such as tassels, studs, and jewels.  The whole thing from start to finish will be a joy.  This would be a great girls’ night, with good friends coming together as a group and bringing a whole lot of creativity!  Check out these stenciled pillow ideas to get your creative ideas flowing by coming with me over to The Cutting Edge Stencils where you will see a full tutorial on how to create some of your own.

Snickerdoodle Bars By Julie Gransee

Being a big fan of Snickerdoodle cookies, I knew the moment I saw these I had to give them a try.  What impressed me most about this recipe is that it is super basic, so no need to run out and buy anything special, just raid your fridge and pantry and bake away!  These are super easy to make and will have your house smelling fabulous in just 10 minutes.

Snickerdoodle Bars

It is time for you to get obsessed with these yummy bars and get to baking!  My hats off to Julie Gransee who I got the recipe from and baked some for my family and friends.  I now get asked quite often for the recipe.  So let me take you on over to Lovely Little Kitchen where you will find this yummy recipe and you can warm the hearts of your family and friends!

I hope you have been inspired today and will feel the joy of being crafty.  I will be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Orlando this weekend, May 5th & 6th.  Please stop by the Registration Desk and say hello, I would love to see you!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and I will see you back next Saturday with more fun projects and inspiration!

LeAnn