Saturdays With LeAnn

Ghols Just Want To Have Fun

Welcome back, my crafty friends!  The weather here in Utah has become chilly, and with days like today I really enjoy staying inside and crafting in my office.  I hope you will be able to spend your day creating something you’ll love.  I just love this time of year!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and since it’s coming soon, I thought it would be fun to share a few festive projects with you today.  I hope you will enjoy each one.  Remember, it isn’t too late to create some of your Halloween projects for the year!

Dream Chaser By Missy Whidden

Isn’t it funny how one scrap of paper can inspire an entire layout?  Are you ready to do some great things with your products?  Hopefully this layout will give you some added inspiration.  Who doesn’t love a little extra color in their world?  Even though there are a lot of beautiful details and dimension to this layout, the photo is still the first thing your eye is drawn to.  I love how Missy went around the edges of the leaves with some white gesso, and then added gold Color Shine and a few gelatos to add color around the edges.  Also notice the metallic gold machine stitching through the center of each leaf.

Dream Chaser

Missy really created a masterpiece.  Most important, remember there are no set rules when crafting, just have fun with it.  I highly recommend stopping by Little Nugget Creations where you will find a video tutorial on how Missy put her layout together.  The possibilities are endless!  Give it a try you will love the results!

Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun By Therese Dahl

Since it’s October, it’s time for some spooky fun!  You still have plenty of time to get your Halloween cards made and sent out.  This is one of those cards that will make you want to pull out some of your fun festive Halloween papers and put your creative mind to work.  This is such a fun card that really portrays the spirit of Halloween.  With Halloween coming up, what a great way to celebrate by sharing your fun Halloween cards with friends and family.

Ghols Just Want To Have Fun

Therese Dahl did such a fabulous job using the Grim Gretchen Set by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  The detail on this card just takes it up to another level.  Don’t you just love this ghoul?  She looks so vicious – such wonderful work by Therese!   I am sure you would like to have a list of supplies that Therese used, so click here and I will take you over to the Katten Mia blog.  A big shout out to Therese for being such an inspiration to all of you fellow paper crafters.

Look A Bit Frightened By Anna-Karin

Halloween is such a perfect opportunity to be creative.  With a little help from our crafty friend Anna-Karin, you can make some spooktacular tags to add to your yummy Halloween treats.  It is also a time when a lot of photos will be taken, so let’s get them off your phones and cameras and into an adorable Halloween mini album.  Let’s take this fun tag a step further and create a mini album out of it.  Just add a few more pages behind the tag and you will create a darling mini album.  What a great way to show off your fun and unique costumes, along with a festive celebration of Halloween.  Don’t you just love a project that can be used in several different ways?

Look A Bit Frightened

Anna-Karin used some fun techniques for her background.   She started out with a die cut tag and then added her patterned paper and brushed gesso over it. To give it a distressed look, Anna-Karin used the Slate stencil and Opague Crackle Paste. I am sure that your creative mind is spinning with all the different techniques that Anna-Karin used, so click here and I will be happy to take you over to spend some quality time with Anna-Karin and her fabulous blog Layers Of Ink.  Enjoy craftin,g my friends!

Halloween Cupcakes By Kelly Senyei

Spooky cupcakes make Halloween so much sweeter!  These sweet treats will both charm and scare your guests all at once.  Cupcakes have never looked so scarily delicious!

Halloween Cupcakes

These darling cupcakes are easy to make and those little hands will love helping in the kitchen.  What a great way to make memories with your children or grandchildren.  This will be a treat they will forever remember making in the kitchen for Halloween.  I just love recipes that look like they take a lot of time but are really quite simple to make.  Let’s pop on over to Just A Taste where you will find full details on how to create your Halloween cupcakes.  Thank you, Kelly, for sharing your fun recipe with us!

I hope you have enjoyed every minute of today’s Weekly Scrapper.  As always, I enjoy you stopping by on Saturday and sharing a bit of your precious time with me.  I hope you will get to those crafting projects today and have some fun creating some outstanding projects.  Have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday!

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

Freebie Friday – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Fintastic by Martha Tucker

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Woot Woot! It’s Friday! After a very long and busy week, I cannot wait to put my laptop down and go sit in the backyard with my family. Do you have plans for the weekend? I would call my plans .. nothing … I plan to do absolutely nothing, and I cannot wait!

This week’s post is all about Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. All week they have been sharing projects displaying the fun stamps for their June release and today, they also launched their NEW website.

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I would like to share with you some cards from their design team.

Birthday card by Lisa Nygards

Let Your Light Shine Birthday card by Lisa Nygards

Sunsational Lulu - Martha Tucker

Sunsational Lulu card by Martha Tucker

Let Your Light - Delphine Kehren

Let Your Light Shine card by Delphine Kehren

Sunsational Lucas - Martha Kehren

Sunsational Lucas by Martha Tucker

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps will be hosting a LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 6pm EST on June 11th. We hope you will join them and check out their wonderful new release. You can join the release party on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/624018701083189

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps has generously offered to give the YOU’RE SUN-SATIONAL and LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE stamp sets to one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend. This prize pack has a value of $39.98.

Let Your Light Shine by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

You're Sunsational by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Learn more about Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps:

For a chance to win the YOU’RE SUN-SATIONAL and LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE stamp sets from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, June 16th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Sunny Studio Stamps. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for $25 gift certificate to Sunny Stamps Studios online store.

The winner is …Darline!

darline - sunny studio stamps winner

Congratulations Darline! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Sunny Studio Stamps winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win the YOU’RE SUN-SATIONAL and LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE stamp sets from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Saturdays With LeAnn

Mixed Media Canvas

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Thank you for joining me on this wonderful Saturday! I am so excited to share with you some great projects that I discovered this week on several blogs. I found this quote by Natalie Chanin that I just had to share with you before we begin our projects. “When you spend time making something with your two hands, you impart love in a way that buying something never can.”  How true is this? Your handmade projects touch people in so many different ways, and I hope today you will be inspired with the projects I have to share.

My first project today is a beautiful layout created by Di Garling. I fell in love with the vibrant colors and the vintage charm of this layout. Even though there are so many details and dimension to this layout, the photo is still the first thing your eyes are drawn to. After all, isn’t this the reason we scrapbook; to preserve those special photos?

Sweet Girl

Di has used several pieces of chipboard from 2 Crafty Chipboard on her layout, along with some beautiful flowers of different sizes, colors, and shapes. Don’t be afraid to color your chipboard to create some beautiful colors to add to your page, along with adding your embellishments to get that perfect look for your photos. Just have fun and remember there are no set rules when it comes to creating your layouts. I am always inspired when I visit Di’s blog, Di’s Creative Space, and you will be, too.

This fun and simple card is perfect to share your love on St Patrick’s day, which will be here before we know it. This beautiful card, created by Birgit Edblom, is not only for St Patrick’s day, but is also a versatile card you can use throughout the year.

Love

 

I just love the deckle edged frame with the embossed lettering. Birgit used the small shamrock die set Leaflets by Penny Black, along with the word love heartfelt die. Give your project dimension by adding foam adhesive behind the shamrocks. So stunning and inspiring! Who wouldn’t love to receive this adorable card? Visit Birgit’s blog for even more of her beautiful creations.

I love sharing mixed media projects with you; they are so popular and applying texture is a lot of fun to do. Sometimes it is hard to get into the grove of having a messy project, but that is OK; you can still create mixed media in a more simple and clean way. Today’s mixed media project is on the cleaner side, yet still portrays a beautiful, textured look.

Mixed Media Canvas

Megan Gourlay is a fabulous designer for Bo Bunny. She created this outstanding mixed media canvas wall decor using several of the new products from Bo Bunny. If you will hop on over to Bo Bunny’s blog you will see a full tutorial how to create this beautiful masterpiece, along with a complete list of supplies needed. Who doesn’t need a little extra color in their world? I hope you will be inspired to give this a try. Remember that creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style. Never hesitate to try something new.

Sentiments can be very important when creating a project, and this darling card couldn’t have said it any better. Kraftin Kimmie Stamps has a new release by artist Becky Pearce. This set is called Words of Inspiration and features nine thoughtful quotes. Stamps are so fun to use when creating scrapbook layouts, cards, or any type of crafts. Sentiments can be used as the focal point of your project, in combination with an image, or as the finishing touch on the inside of cards, journal pages, and tags; there are so many possibilities.

Words Of Inspiration

Whether you keep your card simple or very detailed, your sentiment will always stand out. Cards may be small but they are packed with so much inspiration. I challenge you today to send out a card to a loved one who you may have not been in touch with for some time. Just think how happy it would make that person to receive a surprise card in the mail.

OK, my crafty friends, it is time to take a break and go into the kitchen and whip up a yummy dessert for your weekend. This Banana Caramel Cream dessert is one that everyone is going to love.  A layer of pastry cream, fresh bananas, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and graham cracker crust – how much better can it be?! Layer these all together and you will create a pretty amazing dessert.

Banana Carmel Cream Dessert

This looks so yummy that I am definitely going to give this one a try. Let’s pop on over to Glorious Treats to get our recipe from Glory Albin.

I look so forward to being with you on Saturdays. I hope you have a very relaxing weekend and a wonderful week coming up!

Geek Is Chic

 Don’t we all have someone special in our lives that has a fun, goofy/geeky side to them? I hope you enjoy this darling card designed by Jessie Rone author of the Can You Say Addicted To Stamps Blog. Be sure to check out Jessie’s blog any time you need a burst of inspiration.

Geek Is Chic

Jessie used the adorable Lulu from the set titled SMARTY PANTS by artist Cheryl Alger!  …so cute. She was paired with some MME paper from the My Girl line & matted on Orange Fizz, Bubblegum, & Blu Raspberry paper & accented with some fun embellishments from MFT.

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These bright cheerful colors & this sweet stamped image would bring a smile to anyone face . Than add in Jesse’s amazing coloring skills and you have a real winner.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, I hope you have a very creative day.

Supplies

Paper:

SBC_mme-gb1051_0     Bubblegum Card Stock-300x300     Orange Fizz Card stock-300x300

Blu Raspberry Card Stock-300x300

Stamps:

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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Buttons
  • Copic Markers
  • Ribbon
  • Silver Brads
  • Glue

Together Is Better

What’s more fun than making a card for someone you love and cherish?   Valentine cards are so much fun to create.  Just imagine how happy it will make a friend or a family member to receive a sweet valentine surprise in the mail.  This adorable card was created with much love by Jenny Peterson.  She is so talented, so be sure to jump over to My Little Stampin Spot to see more of her outstanding projects.  You will be so glad you did!

Together Is Better

For her card she used the adorable stamp Together Is Better.  She added some heart accents using the stamp set Candy Hearts.  She also used the pre-made word hearts, or you can create your own using the “Empty Hearts”.  There are so many endless possibilities with this stamp set.  Go ahead give it a try you will be so glad you did.

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 fun day crafting!

SUPPLIES

Stamps:

Together Is Better Stamp    Candy Hearts Stamp

Other:

  • Patterned Paper
  • Black Raffia
  • Copic Markers
  • Black Ink

Tweet Winter Wishes

 With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to get thinking about making our Christmas cards and get them in the mail.  This is such an adorable card created by Jenny Peterson.  Be sure to visit her blog My Little Stampin’ Spot for more wonderful ideas.

Tweet Winter Wishes

Jenny used the stamp “You’re So Cool” from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  Coloring this adorable little girl with Copic markers, she then added some rock candy glitter to several areas.  Jenny also added a sentiment tab and snowflake from My Favorite Things.  To finish off the card, she added a green button tied with red jute.  This sweet card can really get you in the mood to pull out your supplies and start creating your Christmas cards.

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

Stamps:

You're so cool Kraftin' Kimmie

Dies:

My Favorite Things Bracket Tab Die  MFT Die-namics Let It Snowflake My Favorite Things

Product Used (Not Shown):

You’re Fang-tastic

Today’s card is absolutely stunning.  Jenny Peterson has such impressive coloring skills along with her fine details. She is really one who can bring her images to life. What a masterpiece of inspiration. Wouldn’t you love to be the lucky one to receive this in the mail?

You're Fang-tastic

This fun card was made using the stamp You’re Fang-tastic from Kraftin Kimmy Stamps. Grab your favorite markers or colored pencils and get started.  You will love the result you have created.  I would like to thank Jenny Peterson for sharing today’s inspiration.  You can see more of her beautiful designs on her blog My Little Stampin’ Spot.

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

Stamps:

Fang-Tastick Stamps

Accessories:

Copic Markers

From Stash:

  • Paper
  • Black Brads
  • Black Distress Ink