Tip of the Day: Stamp Straight Jig from ImpressArt


Are you a beginning metal stamper? Margot Potter from ImpressArt takes the fear out of that metal hammer hitting your fingers! From the beginner to the experienced stamper, using the Stamp Straight Jig makes the process so very easy, and always painless.  Create your own, beautiful, stamp and wear necklace today!

View tutorials for more metal stamping inspiration and check out all their products at impressart.com.

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Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some “ME” time to get your craft on. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I have to share my passion for crafting with you when we’re not at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

Love This Moment by Cathy Cafun

Is it just me, or are there other paper crafters out there that tend to struggle a bit when it comes to creating the perfect masculine projects? I’d like to think I’m not alone (because then I will feel a bit silly 🙂  ). I hope you, too, are inspired by this handsome layout designed by Cathy Cafun. I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Cathy for allowing us to share her design.

“Love This Moment”

Cathy used the “Time Machine” collection by Kaisercraft which has an artsy, steampunk feel. Isn’t this a great line for those masculine projects? I highly recommend stopping by and spending some creative time with Cathy on her blog Cathy Can’t Help Herself. You’ll definitely want to check out the other projects she designed with this fun collection. Happy scrapping!

Hello by Niki G.

There is nothing like a good color challenge to get those creative juices flowing. Check out what Niki created after being inspired by the photos below (pictures taken from Pinterest).


Everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their lives, right? This fun and festive card is sure to brighten anyone’s day. It’s like sending a rainbow through the mail. 🙂


Ombre inks, sequins, and some distress glitter = magic as you can see by Niki’s heartfelt treasure. Who wouldn’t feel the love after receiving this beauty in the mail? Keep up the amazing job of spreading those smiles one handmade card at a time!

Let the Wind Blow by Debbie

Would you believe this gorgeous card was created using just three stamps? Pretty amazing! I have to admit I have a thing for silhouettes and of course you all know how I love a good inky background. There is something to be said about taking a plain piece of white paper and ending up with a unique background, so how could I pass up the opportunity to share this little piece of art with you?

Let the wind blow (by Debbie)

Here I go again being an enabler, but I can’t help myself! On the outside chance (LOL) that you, too, NEED these three stamps in your life they are as follows: the dandelion seeds are from the Seasonal Fragments set, the fairy is from December Fairy, and the thistle is part of the Thistle Butterfly set. (No worries, I’m here for you; just click on the links and shop!) Happy stamping, my friends!

DIY Embossed Emerald Earrings

If the thought of creating a unique pair of earrings using your Sizzix machine makes you smile, then you are going to love this post. Who knew that you can design your own jewelry using your Big Shot? Well, now you do, yay!

DIY Embossed Emerald Earrings

With the holidays coming up, you might want to make several pairs, so click here and I will escort you over to the Sizzix Blog where Bethany shares some very detailed step-by-step instructions complete with pictures.  Now you can add jewelry designer to your talents! 🙂

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peach Salsa

Why not take advantage of those juicy fresh peaches at your grocery store (or if you’re lucky, the tree in your backyard)? Grilled peaches, combined with tomato, green onion, lime zest and juice, and some chili, make a bold and exceptional salsa that pairs beautifully with grilled pork, chicken, and fish.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Peach Salsa

I hope you enjoy yet another amazing recipe in under an hour. You know my goal is to get you out of that hot kitchen back into your craft room where you belong. Bon appetit!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your Sunday with me; I hope to see you back next weekend. I’d like to send a shout out to all of the amazing people that attended the Scrapbook Expos in Somerset, New Jersey and Marlborough, Massachusetts the past two weekends; thanks for a wonderful weekend and a fun time was had by all!


Saturdays With LeAnn



Hello again, my crafty friends! I recently returned from a wonderful Scrapbook Expo show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I always get home feeling so motivated and inspired to start creating! With my enthusiasm today, I hope to share some wonderful projects that will get you inspired to take some time this week for you to create some fun projects.

Clock Face Chipboard Layout created by Kim Price

Today I want to share this exquisite layout featuring a large Blue Fern clock face chipboard piece, which made this layout so striking! Kim did some fussy cutting, painted her chipboard clock face, and added her layering technique to make this layout really pop! Her embellishments with her beautiful papers come together so well.

Clock Face Chipboard Layout

Kim added many beautiful flowers, giving this a lovely shabby chic look. This also gives the layout a fun girly look with some fabulous dimension. I’m inspired, aren’t you? Get out those special photos and begin your layout! Using chipboard is always a great way to get started.

Mom created by Cherry Nelson

When I discovered this beautiful card created by Cherry Nelson, I couldn’t help but think about my own mom. The scissors brought back memories of my mother as she was a hair dresser, along with being a beautiful seamstress. I took some time to reminisce about the fun things she would sew for me, and the haircuts in her beauty shop that I would often get. Oh, how I miss her and those memorable days!


Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, what a treasured card to create for your mom, grandmother, or even a special friend who is a mom! Along with this adorable vintage card, you can take a few extra minutes and create a pillow box gift set.


Cherry used Carta Bella papers, along with a handmade flower made from a vintage hankie, and antique linen fabrics. This will be one of those gifts that will be treasured for years to come.

Ingenious Inking created by Barbara Anders

This beautiful mixed media canvas is a perfect way to experiment with all of the fun mediums, textures, colors, and embellishments. Let your creative mind go to work using all of your supplies, and enjoy all the different textures and patterns.

Ingenious Inking

For this outstanding project, Barbara started by using a 8 x 10 inch linen canvas. The taupe colored canvas gives a great color to start with for the background. Adding some gesso, stamping, and then her fabulous embellishments, Barbara created a masterpiece to display in her home. For her step-by-step instructions CLICK HERE. Remember that mixed media is forgiving; if you don’t like the way you put something on the canvas, just gesso over it and start over. Give this a try, you will have a lot of fun!  Mixed media could easily become your favorite way of crafting!

Vintage Floral Jewelry 

Once again, giving mom a homemade gift will warm her heart and she will cherish it forever. This fun vintage floral necklace was made using Epoxy clays and molds. Don’t be intimidated – just give it a try; you are going to have so much fun making these. The molds are very easy to use.

Vintage Floral Jewelry

By the time you finish your first necklace you will have your jewelry making wheels a-spinning. To get you started, be sure to visit damask love. You will find easy steps that will walk you through your first project; after that it will be a breeze. Happy crafting!

Strawberry Shortcake by Kayley McCabe

These yummy individual Strawberry Shortcakes will be perfect for your Mother’s Day dinner. I can see these being one of my favorite desserts through the summer months as well. They are so delicate and beautiful as well as being very delicious.

Strawberry Shortcake

Let me take you over to get your recipe and ingredients to make these fabulous individual desserts; just CLICK HERE. Enjoy!

Have a great week and enjoy some time for you by creating your fun projects. See you next week!











Tip of the Day: Jewelry For You and Your Scrapbook By Spellbinders

Richard Garay with Spellbinders Paper Arts is here to share a great way to create a unique one-of-a-kind pendant using their Hat Pin Bezel. This opens up all kinds of possibilities – jewelry for you and your scrapbook!

I love it when you can use your scrapbook supplies in such a variety of ways!

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

Tip of the Day: Create a unique piece of jewelry with Maya Road

Today’s Tip Of The Day is brought to you by Caroline Lau with Maya Road. Watch as Caroline easily transforms a lovely metal feather charm into a unique piece of jewelry.

Thanks for the great tip, Caroline, this opens up all kinds of possibilities. I hope that you are as inspired as I am to sort through my stash of charms and embellishments to create a few new additions to my jewelry accessories.

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

Tip of the Day: Jewelry For You and Your Scrapbook By Spellbinders Paper Arts

Richard Garay is here to share a great way to create a unique one-of-a-kind pendant using a Hat Pin Bezel from Spellbinders Paper Arts. These make beautiful charms to use on a layout, card, or any home décor project. Think of them as jewelry for you and your scrapbook!

 Have fun creating your own unique pieces! Thanks for the visit and I wish you a very creative day.

Cracked Marble Necklace

Cracked marbles are not a new thing to the crafting world, but if you are like me, and haven’t given them a shot yet, now is the time. This is one of those easy inexpensive projects that yields amazing results.  I’d like to send out a big thank you to Linda, author of the It All Started With Paint Blog, for sharing her version of this fun project. Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration. 

Cracked Marble Necklace

You start out with clear marbles (you can even find them at the Dollar Store) & bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Then you immediately dump them in ice cold water into a metal container. 

The extreme temperature difference makes them crack on the inside but not on the outside.

How cool is that!


Now it’s time to create a fun necklace. You will need some eye pins, jump rings & some bead caps. You can easily find these supplies at most craft stores It makes the process a bit easier if you have a set of jewelry pliers to bend the eye pin..If not you can raid the hubbies tool box for some needle nose pliers. 😉


Now thread the eye pin through the bead cap. Then cut the excess wire & created a loop inside the ball cap to hold it in place. This is where the jewelry pliers come in handy. Add a generous amount of E6000 glue to the inside of the bead cap & adhere bead cap to top of the marble.

Marble with bead cap

Add a jump ring to the loop, which allows the marble pendant to hang straight.

 Add your favorite chain & you have a beautiful necklace that you can say you made yourself. You might want to make several because the girls are going to love them. 😉

Thanks for the visit & I wish you a very creative day!


  • Eye Pins  (Jewelry Shoppe  888867  $4.99)
  • Jump Rings  (Jewelry Shoppe  508879  $1.47)
  • Bead Caps  (Jewelry Shoppe  442582  $8.99)

888867_1 508879          442582

Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Marbles
  • E6000 Glue
  • Necklace Chain