Saturdays With LeAnn

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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!

Mom

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.

Mom

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curiosities Art Journal

Mini albums have endless possibilities.  This whimsical art style journal is such a great inspiration.  What gorgeous textures along with the beautiful flowers and such fun embellishments.  Love the Top Hat!  This is such a masterpiece created by Kim Price.  Be sure and stop by her blog Inkognito.  I can guarantee you will be so glad you did.  Thank You Kim for sharing such a beautiful piece of art work.

Curiosities Art Journal

Kim created the textured cover from plain white cardstock.  She embossed using a baroque style pattern and painted it with some aqua colored acrylic paint.  To give it that aged look she has painted it again, but this time she used an antique linen distress stain.  Distressing the inside pages with the same antique brown, tearing the edges also will give it a real aged look.

The best part in making this album is adding all the fun elements.  Kim used a top hat, chalkboard title, black clock face, and ticket images from Nirvana Collection.  Add some printables from Marion Smith Designs along with Ephemera 2 and an insert from February Printable Journal.  This truly finished the front cover to create a wonderful mini album.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

Have a wonderful day creating.  Thank you for stopping by.

SUPPLIES:

Paper:

Marion Smith February Digital Printable

Accessories:

Marion Smith Printable Grand Printable Mini Book     Marion Smith Designs Ephemera 2 Digital Kit

Product Used (Not Shown):

Vintage Wedding

Have you been trying to recreate that “authentically” old look and feel to your scrapbook pages?  This gorgeous layout  is so amazing.  It certainly has that authentic vintage style.  It is one of those pages that looks like it has been around for generations with that torn, worn, and battered look.  I love how the vintage photograph of this wedding party really just completes this layout.  This beautiful layout was created by Kim Price.  Be sure to visit her blog Inkognito for more of her beautiful creations.

Vintage Wedding

This layout is filled with the gorgeous Pink Paislee Hope Chest Collection using the Heirlooms, Keepsake, and Treasures patterned papers to create the base and layers.  Distressing all the layers, Kim used the Distress Tool from Prima and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  7 Gypsies tape, Hope Chest Journal Cards , and Ephemera pieces that were torn to add to that layered look.  Finishing off the layout, Kim added a spray of Green Tara Flowers and Leaves and added the pretty Burlap Butterfly.  You can add your personalized sentiment to your layout.  A big Thank You goes to Kim for sharing this sensational inspiration with us.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

SUPPLIES

Paper:

Pink Paislee Heirlooms, Hope Chest Collection Paper    Pink Paislee Keepsake Hope Chest Collection Paper    Pink Paislee Treasures, Hope Chest Collection Paper

Tools:

Prima Distressing Tool

Accessories:

Green Tara Ivory Mini Roses    7 Gypsies Trousseau Paper Tape   Pink Paislee Burlap Butterfly

Product Used (Not Shown):

Amazing Dress Tag

This Victorian Style Dress tag is such a beautiful masterpiece created by Kim Price.  I highly recommend you visit her blog Inkognito. You will be so glad you did.  This tag is amazing and so full of inspiration.

You Are Amazing

Kim started out with a giant tag and arranged layers of patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Hope Chest Collection.  Kim tore, distressed and adhered it to the tag base.  She then added some torn 7 Gypsies paper tape along with a few dabs of Mountain Meadow Dusty Attic paint, rubbing it back with some sandpaper for a natural worn look.  Over that she layered a piece of Green Tara Burlap Trim which was also distressed by cutting and pulling apart the fibers.  Then the last step was to add highlights to the background with Opaque Butter Zing Embossing Powder.

That completed the tag, now onto the dress.

The dress was created by cutting the dress shapes, similar to how you would cut out a dress pattern, and arranging them on the tag with a small hanger.  Kim created from thin wire a small hanger.  She then folded the paper to mimic the folds in a Victorian style ball gown with pleats and billowy style layers on the skirt and sleeves.  The bodice was cut and pieced together in a similar fashion to a corset.  Using Keepsake and Heirlooms patterned paper for the dress, as well as a scrap of lace, she then added a tiny Green Tara paper rose.  To add a more realistic look to the dress she added shading with inks, paint and embossing powder.  Lastly Kim added a variety of Green Tara roses and leaves and arranged them in clusters at the top and bottom of the tag.  She also added a gorgeous Pink Paislee Hope Chest Burlap Butterfly with some pearl trim.  To finish her tag she added a tiny sentiment from the Label Stickers pack and Seam binding.  This just couldn’t be more beautiful and elegant.

Thank you for visiting us today.  I hope this is a great inspiration for you.

SUPPLIES:

Paper:

Pink Paislee Keepsake Hope Chest Collection Paper     Pink Paislee Treasures, Hope Chest Collection Paper     Pink Paislee Trinkets, Hope Chest Collection Paper

Pink Paislee Heirlooms, Hope Chest Collection Paper

Accessories:

Pink Paislee Burlap Butterfly     Pink Paislee Hope Chest Stickers     Green Tara White Pearl Trim

Green Tara Ivory Mini Roses          Green Tara Sand Burlap Trim     Snug Hug Cream Seam Binding

7 Gypsies Trousseau Paper Tape     American Crafts Opaque Butter Embossing Powder

Product Used (Not Shown):

Rave

Today I am sharing with you a mixed media layout.  This is one that we have added a lot of mists, inks, embellishments, and patterned papers with other elements.  You can create yourself a background from plain white cardstock.  This darling layout was created by Kim Price.  Be sure to check out Kim Price’s Blog Inkognito for more of her wonderful projects.

Rave

I really love the mixed media look.  This is such a great example of one.  Creating mixed media gives you a ton of different ways of using your embellishments, misting sprays, and chalking.  The sky is the limit when it comes to creating mixed media.  This is a great way of using up some of your treasures you have in your stash of scrapbook supplies.  I challenge you to create a mixed media layout if you haven’t already done so.  You will have so much fun doing this.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

SUPPLIES:

Inks:

Faded Jeans Distress Ink Tim Holtz    Tim Holtz Old PaperRanger Peacock Feather Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinker

Faber-Castel Design Memory Craft 4 pk Blue Gelatos     Electric Blue Tattered Angels Spray Mist

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Buttons
  • Brass Brads
  • Patterned Paper
  • Flares
  • Stickers