Saturdays With LeAnn

Vellum Overlay Cards

Do you have spring fever?  I know I sure do!  After the winter most of us had, I am sure you are ready for some beautiful spring-themed projects.  With spring on it’s way, it is also a reminder that Easter is just around the corner.  When I think about spring or Easter, pretty pastel colors and flowers come to mind.  So with that said, I would like to share some fun projects using flowers.  I hope today you will be inspired with these fun spring projects.

Best Days Of Our Lives By Alicia McNamara

We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout, card, or mixed media project. Alicia has definitely demonstrated this in this layout. We often use the term “Happy Papercrafting” because we know the opportunities with paper are so much more than just on the page.  Today, Alicia shares her gorgeous example of beautiful altered art. I would also like to share a tip that will help you when creating your outstanding layouts.  TIP: Choose a focal point on your layout and then create embellishments that will continue to tell the story from that point.  It is amazing how well this works!

Best Days Of Our Lives

Alicia’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements.  It is really light and colored with some pastels, but there are also some black parts here and there to give it a nice contrast.  I absolutely love that!  Alicia adds wording perfectly and it tells so much about the photo.  This layout is certainly an eye catcher and is very well done.  Let me take you over to Time to Create where you can write down all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at Alicia’s blog to see more of her beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Vellum Overlay Cards By Jennifer McGuire

Not sure how to use vellum?   Do you ever struggle using vellum?  Here’s a fun technique using vellum that will turn your curiosity (or struggles) into having fun and being very creative.  You will enjoy working with vellum so much that I guarantee you will make many more projects using it. These beautiful cards created by Jennifer McGuire have a vellum overlay that give each one a very soft look.

Vellum Overlay Cards

Jennifer started her cards by simply using white embossing powder to emboss the floral image on vellum.  There is a little bit of glitter added to the lines of the flower for extra interest and a pearl added to the center. Adding some color to her image, she started by stamping the layering floral image with the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set using different shades of Altenew ink on a small note card.  Let me escort you over to watch Jennifer’s YouTube Video on how she created her card, along with her step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love every minute of her video.  Step out of your comfort zone and take some time to experiment and just have fun creating!

Absolutely Beautiful By Melissa Phillips

Cards might be little, but they are packed with so much inspiration.  This is one of those cards that can be so versatile.  Send it as a Spring, Hello, Birthday, Thinking Of You, or even an Easter Card.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this adorable card in the mail?

Absolutely Beautiful

Melissa’s card started with the word beautiful to create the theme for her card.  She used the Reverse Confetti You’re So stamp set for her sentiment.  The beauty of this stamp set is it has four uplifting words that can be mixed and matched to create numerous uplifting sentiments.  She also used the Blooms ‘N Buds stamp set to create the pretty blossoms.  For the background, Melissa used the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts.  Melissa’s creativity is amazing!  I love her combinations and the colors she chose are so pretty and perfect!  Click here and I will take you over to see more of Melissa’s wonderful talent and fabulous creations.

Luscious Lemon Cake By Christi Johnstone

Lemon desserts always make me think of spring, so I wanted to take a moment to share this Luscious Lemon Cake with you.  This cheery lemon cake is perfect for Easter or any festive occasions.  Lemon is one of my absolute favorites and this Luscious Lemon Cake is both easy and delicious.  You won’t want just one bite!

Luscious Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is probably one of the best I have ever made.  Being that lemon is one of my favorite flavors; I have been making lemon cakes for many years.  My children said that this has to be a new tradition in the family and I am to bring this cake now whenever we have get togethers.  Let me take you on over to Love From the Oven where Christi Johnstone will share her recipe with you.  Be sure and grab your pen and paper, because this is one recipe you will want to make to share with your family and friends!

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been inspired today to try something new.  I am looking forward to seeing you back next week.  Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

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Thanks

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Good morning friends and crafters, and a very happy Saturday to you all!  Today I hope you will enjoy some projects that I found to be inspiring to me, and I hope they will be to you as well.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Joy And Happiness By Dana Tatar

Today I would like to share this beautiful layout created by the very talented Dana Tatar, who always inspires me with her talent.  The soft richness of this gorgeous layout is to die for.  When creating layouts, being able to add lots of layers isn’t always as easy as it seems.  As you can see on this stunning layout, Dana has great talent when it comes to layering.  When looking at a scrapbook layout you first want to be drawn to the photos, then take in all the beautiful surroundings of embellishments and details.  Dana always has just the right amount to complement her photo and not overshadow it.

Joy And Happiness

When you are using black and white photos, you can add in some different colors of your choice. This will allow your photos to pop on your layout.  For a shabby chic look, you can add in very neutral colors that will also soften your photos.  This is definitely one of those layouts that has perfectly placed embellishments and fine details.  This beautiful layout really jumped out at me and I knew I just had to share it with you!

Thanks By Julia Stainton

I love how stamps give us endless possibilities for being creative1  Julia created this darling card with the focal image from stamping and die-cutting Flashy Florals.  If you are looking for a background stamp that adds texture, goes with anything, and doesn’t take away from your design, you will want to purchase the Scattered Surface Background stamp.  These fun items were used to create this soft and beautiful card.

Thanks

To finish off the design, Julia added lots of texture in the form of paint splatter, and flicked the glitter paint over the surface.  I highly recommend stopping by Belle Papier to see just how easily this sweet card came together.  I want to say a big thank you to Julia for being such an inspiration to all of us paper crafters.  This is certainly one of those cards you could make multiples of; just leave off the sentiments until you know what the occasion is.  This way you will be ready for anything!

Textured Water Color Journal By Anna Karin

I am a crazy fan of anything done with watercoloring techniques.  There are so many different wate coloring mediums to choose from that you will never go wrong in trying out several types.  On this beautiful card, Anna used the Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolors along with Tim Holtz rubber stamps sets titled Cracks & Specks, Typography, Urban Chic, and Mini Ornates. This created different techniques to get some interesting textures. What isn’t there to love, right?  This is one of those beautiful journals that would be so nice to set out and let people admire your talent!

Textured Water Color

It is time to break out those stamps, distress inks, spray mists, and get ready to create a fun journal.  There is so much more to this beautiful project than meets the eye.  Click here and I will take you over to spend some time with Anna as she shares just how easily this work of art will come together.  You will be so inspired by her techniques, so I know you won’t want to miss out on this one!

Jam Jar Gift Set By Sonia Thomason

It is just about time for canning season.  With that said, when I stumbled onto this cute Jam Jar Gift Set I knew I had to make this.  There is nothing quite like a homemade gift!  What a perfect way to have different labels on each jar, as well as a personalized tag.  I’m thinking ahead – can you imagine this for a Christmas gift?  (Boy that was hard to say!)  This could even be fun to make up some toppings for ice-cream. Yummy!

Jam Jar Gift Set

There are so many possibilities for creating your own fun gift set.  Decorate a wooden box that will fit four jars.  Add a topper and label using the Bon Appetit collection from Kaiser Kraft.  So cute and so easy!  Thank you to Sonia Thomason for sharing this fun project.

Coconut Pudding Trifle by Glory Albin

I was searching for a dessert with coconut to make for my husband since coconut is his favorite, and I stumbled upon this recipe.  Let me tell you – this was so yummy!  If you are a coconut lover this is one you must make.  Click here and I will take you over to Glorious Treats to copy your recipe.  You will love this and so will the ones you serve it to.

Coconut Pudding Trifle

Sweet, cool, creamy, crunchy is what this delicious Coconut Pudding Trifle is.  This fabulous recipe starts out with homemade coconut pudding, then is layered with fresh whipped cream and a macadamia nut crumble.  It doesn’t get better than this!  For a fun summer treat serve it in mason jars.  This is something you can even pack in the ice chest and bring along for a picnic or BBQ.

Well, my friends, I hope this has been a fun-filled Saturday for you and you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  As always, thank you for stopping by Weekly Scrapper and sharing a part of your day with me  I will see you back next Saturday.  Have a fantastic week ahead!

~LeAnn~

 

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Mini Wood Pallet

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Hello my friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope that you’re enjoying a nice, relaxing day, out of the heat.  I feel honored to have the opportunity to share some projects with you today.  I hope you will be inspired to get some of your creative juices flowing.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Picture Perfect By Belinda Spencer

When I share my layouts with friends and family, the first thing I want them to look at is my beautiful photo, and then take in all of the details that complement the photo.  After all, isn’t our photos why we scrapbook?  Belinda really creates a perfect balance in this lovely layout.  I love her soft touches of flowers along with the description of that darling photo.  Belinda has added texture and visual interest without overpowering the priceless photo.

Picture Perfect

Belinda altered the background by stamping, then heat setting with a fine white detail embossing powder. To create her beautiful background she applied a mist in orange and red, then spritzed with water and wiped away the excess with a paper towel.  If you are stumped and need a great place to start, you can always rely on Belinda for inspiration.  Click here and you will find all the products you will need to create this beautiful layout.

Do All Things With Love By Lynne Forsythe

When I first saw that this card was made with kraft paper, I couldn’t help but think of how many wonderful cards you could create with this paper.  I love this design created by Lynne Fosythe. Take a look at her India ink splatters and her ghost stamping; it all ties together so well with the honeycomb die and flower.

Do All Things With Love

Do yourself a big favor and stop by Lynne’s blog The Next Best Thing where you will enjoy more wonderful projects as you take the time for some creative therapy with Lynne.  You will be filled with bounds of inspiration and be so happy you took the time to visit her blog.

Beautiful Day By Kelly Latevola

Are you one who loves to stamp?  This project is a perfect opportunity to use the tool called the MISTI Precision Stamper.  The MISTI Precision Stamper is an incredible stamp tool that has a simple hinge design to provide consistent stamping for the novice or experienced crafter.  It accommodates both cling mount and clear stamps. This beautiful card by Kelly Latevola was created using the MISTI Precision Stamper; isn’t it just beautiful?

Beautiful Day

Be sure and click here to watch the video on the MISTI Precision Stamper, along with the beautiful highlighting and coloring by Kelly Latevola. You will learn some of her fabulous techniques used to create this gorgeous card.  Stop by You and Your Big Dreams where you are sure to leave her blog refreshed, inspired, and ready to create some of your own amazing cards!

Mini Wood Pallet By Julia Stainton

I would like to share a little bit of extra motivation to create something beautiful for your home.  Are you familiar with mini wood pallets?  These are popular and fun to work with, making it easy to create many new and lovely projects.

Mini Wood Pallet

Julia painted the pallet with some translucent paint which allows the wood grain to show through.  She spread some texture paint through a pretty stencil, adding some interesting dimension. Last, she added beautiful embellishments to give it some character and enhance her pallet.  Click here and you will see this project on the Maya Road blog where you will find all the supplies you need to create your own.  Be sure and check out all the other fabulous projects created by the amazing Maya Road Design Team.

Fruity Brownie By Nikki Gladd

Summer is always such a fun time to enjoy as many different fruits as you can!  They are not only delicious but also very refreshing, and at our finger tips right now.  Today I would like to share this yummy dessert, Fruity Brownies by Nikki Gladd.

Fruity Brownie Dessert

What could be more delicious than a brownie topped with cream cheese frosting and topped with a healthy dose of fresh fruit?  Get creative and mix up your favorite fruit toppings.  Add a dollop of cool whip and you will have a delicious summer treat.  Click here and I will take you over to Seeded At The Table to find the yummy recipe.

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing part of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been enjoying your summer.  I’ll look forward to spending some more time with you next weekend.  Be sure to pop back in next Saturday to see some more exciting projects for your summer enjoyment!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

 

 

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All Of Me

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Hello my friends, thank you for stopping by today!  Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I have a few fun love-themed projects that I am really excited to share with you. I hope these will inspire you to spend some time being creative on this fabulous weekend!

Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You By Cathy Cafun

This gorgeous layout brings a breath of fresh air. (I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for it to be Spring!) This stunning layout was created using Kaisercraft’s “True Love” collection. It has such a soft, romantic feel and sets the scene for a special photo.

Be Happy Be Bright Be You

Would you believe that this layout was made using a misting technique with cling wrap?  Who would have ever thought that cling wrap could do something so amazing!  Come with me over to Kaisercraft’s Inspiring Craft Ideas to see Cathy Cafun’s step-by-step tutorial on a misting technique using some of the new release Kaisermist colors.  Add a few elements and you have everything you need to create something truly beautiful!

Valentine Tags By Keisha Campbell

Valentine’s Day is such a great time to express your love by giving a small gift. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift with one of these adorable tags attached? You certainly would already feel the love before you even open the box to see what is inside!

Valentines Tags

Valentines Tags

Valentines Tags

Try one or all three!  This is going to be one of your next “must make” projects.  Can’t you see these adorable tags used for just about any occasion?  Simply switch out the paper and embellishments and you will have a darling tag in just a few minutes. On Valentine’s Day you will really “shine” because you have given a gift on top of a gift!  Happy crafting, my friends! 🙂

All Of Me By Kimberly Crawford

I am pleased to be able to share this adorable card designed by Kimberly Crawford. I love every part of this fabulous heart card!  This is such the perfect card for Valentines Day, plus it is one of those cards you can use anytime just to say “I Love You.”  Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to create this darling card before Valentine’s Day. Share your love by sending this card and let those who are so special to you know how much you love them!

All Of Me

Take advantage of using the new releases from My Favorite Things!  You will have so much fun with these new products. Come with me over to “Kimberly Stamps” where you will see the supplies you will need and how she created this adorable card.  Thanks for the great inspiration, Kimberly!

Heart Quilt By Amanda Niederhauser

Nothing is more heartwarming than a homemade quilt!  The tender love that goes into a quilt with many countless hours is such a treasure. This sweet quilt was created by Amanda Niederhauser.

Heart Quilt

I just love the simplicity of this quilt with its lovely heart applique. Would you believe that there are no two hearts the same and the background is a variety of low volume prints? Who would have ever thought that you would use a Sizzix die cut machine with the Sizzix Bigz Die Heart #3 to cut out the hearts?  Click here for a step-by-step tutorial from Amanda on how she created this gorgeous work of art.  Beautifully done, Amanda!

Zebra Cake By Roxana Rawgel

Is your mouth watering?  I know mine sure is and I can’t wait to try these.  I think I might put some pink color into my frosting to give them that Valentine flare!  This could make a special treat on a fun Valentine’s Day.

Copycat Zebra Cakes

I am sure these are every bit as good as they look. Click here and I will take you over to get the recipe. I am sure you will want to try these right away; after all, who could resist them?

Thank you for spending some time today on our Weekly Scrapper blog. Our team at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo really enjoys sharing our love of crafting with you. I look forward to returning with you next week. Have a fabulous week ahead, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

 

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Happy Birthday Little Girl

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Welcome back on this beautiful Saturday morning; I appreciate you stopping by today! I am so excited to share some more wonderful projects. Hope you had a nice week, and I am sure you are ready for a relaxing (and creative) weekend!

My first project to share with you today is created by the very talented Debbie Olsen. Debbie demonstrates on her blog how to create this outstanding wall décor for your home. To start this project, Debbie used the new Cosmo Cricket watercolor pre-embossed paper using either clear or gold resist. Believe it or not, all you have to do is add water. The beauty of this paper is that it comes in 8 x 8, or 12 x 12 paper pads. This is one of those WOW projects!

What Lies Within Us Wall Decor

Debbie rubbed some distress inks onto a plastic palette, then randomly painted them onto her watercolor sheet. After completing her desired look, she then embellished it with a sweet sentiment, a pretty bow, and a button. When completed you will have a masterpiece of artwork that will make a great addition to any room.  Visit Debbie on her blog Thinking Inking for your instructions on how to create this fabulous wall décor.

Who couldn’t fall in love with this gorgeous layout?  What a perfect collection to be used for either a girl or boy. I just love how the papers have that vintage feel. Cathy McGrath created this layout using Maja Design papers.

Baby Boy

Cathy has some wonderful inspiration to share with us on how she created this outstanding layout. Whether you just had a baby, or your baby is now grown up, or a grandmother like myself, pull out those precious photos and create a beautiful layout like this one. I would like to say thank you to Cathy for her inspiration and allowing us to share her beautiful creation. Do yourself a favor and stop by her blog Sew Creative; you will be very happy you did.

I fell in love with this soft, warm vintage card created by Cherry Nelson, so I just had to share it with you today. I am so inspired every time I visit her blog Cherry’s Jubilee. I love all of her details from ribbon to lace, and buttons to doilies. Cherry has an amazing way of putting together her cluster of embellishments.

Happy Birthday Little Girl

Whether your style is vintage, or simple and clean, you will be amazed how creative you can be with the supplies you have laying around in your stash. Dig into your supplies and pull out some of your favorite treasures. Don’t be afraid to mix and match whatever you have. A big thank you to Cherry for sharing this precious card with us. She is such an amazing designer!

I know many of you share the love of mason jars just as I do, so I thought that you might enjoy this adorable card designed by Laurie Schmidlin. This cheerful birthday card will for sure brighten up someone’s day. Sometimes giving a handmade card is more of a gift than the actual gift you are giving.

Birthday Wishes

This is one of those perfect stamp designs that can be adapted to fit any occasion. The mason jar can be filled with so many things. This adorable card was filled with flowers and kept very simple. I recommend visiting Laurie’s blog Just Give Me Stamps; you will truly be inspired.

Now that your crafty mind is spinning with so many fun projects to make, let’s turn those gears and go into the kitchen and create a wonderful treat for you and your family. These delicious Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars will be such a tasty treat for tonight’s dinner.

Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars

What a fun combination that you don’t see very often, blueberry and lemon. This takes a pie from the pie tin right into a baking dish. This yummy dessert will not sit around in your kitchen very long! I can guarantee it will be all gone in a day or two! Let’s pop on over to Fresh April Flours to grab this recipe. When in need for a good recipe, be sure to visit Lynn.

Hope you have a great and relaxing weekend. Always remember creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style. Never hesitate to try something new. See you again next Saturday; thank you for your visit today!