Saturdays With LeAnn

Autumn Vase

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday.  I just got back from another wonderful Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show in Marlborough, MA.  It was such a fun time for everyone.  I was very inspired by so many wonderful ideas and projects, and I’m really excited to share some of those wonderful ideas with you.  Since you are here visiting our blog that means that you are ready for some wonderful inspiration and creative therapy. Grab your favorite drink and/or treat, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiring projects I have to share with you today!

The Fruit Stand By Mary Ann Jenkins

This adorable layout was created by Mary Ann Jenkins.  Shaker cards are all the rage right now in the world of card making. They are not only interactive and adorable, but they are also so much fun to make. And they are easier to create than you think!  Why not take it to the next level and add them onto your scrapbook pages?

The Fruit Stand

Queen & Company have adorable Fruit Basket Shaker kits.  You will totally fall in love with these shaker filling pieces.  What a perfect way to bring your favorite fruits alive!  You will have so much fun creating with these that you won’t know when to stop.  Everything coordinates perfectly and their shaker cards and elements are very easy to use.  Your imagination will run wild!  Let me escort you over to I Rock Paper & Scissors where Mary Ann will show you her techniques to create this adorable layout.  Be sure and visit Queen & Company as well so you can check out all the amazing treasures they have to offer.  I am sure your mind is spinning with all the fun and different ways you will be using shaker elements!  Have fun creating, my sweet friends!

Cafe Parisian Card Set By Elena Olinevich

You will love the contrast of the detailed elements and layers on top of these adorable cards created by a Elena Olinevich.  Elena used the Cafe Parisian Collection from Graphic 45.  There are so many stunning floral papers found in this collection.  The best part about these pages is that they are great to fussy cut to create your own embellishments.  Flowers add the perfect finishing touch to any beautiful project; you can see how adding a few paper flowers made each card more dimensional.

Cafe Parisian Card Set

Paper piecing is such a fun way to combine the paper layers with fussy cut elements.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try; you will be so glad you did.  Take your cards up a level and add some chipboard, stamps, and even some dies to create an absolutely stunning card.  Who wouldn’t be smiling from ear to ear when they opened up the mailbox to find this beautiful treasure?  So pull out your scissors and start having fun today!

Autumn Vase By Riikka Kovasin

Before we know it, we will start feeling fall in the air, and those summer nights will turn into golden autumn evenings. Why not add a beautiful touch of autumn to your home by adding accents of sunflowers in a beautiful autumn vase. Sunflowers are at their peak in September so now is a great time to bring some into your home.

Autumn Vase

This unique handmade sunflower vase was created by adhering some thick yarn and a flower-like embellishment to a tin pot.  Riikka added some different mediums to her vase to achieve this look.  You are probably dying to know exactly how she created such a masterpiece, so please follow me on over to Paperiliitin for step-by-step instructions.  Bring beauty to someone special with this handmade sunflower vase.  It will make the perfect gift!

Pie Shakes By Tonia Larson

This build-your-own pie milkshake can be made with any kind of pie!  This is the best way to use up any leftover pie.  I know what you’re thinking….leftover pie?  Is that such a thing?  Maybe not always, hahaha!  These are the best way to beat the heat or to just enjoy a yummy Pie Shake.  Keep this recipe on hand for when you have an extra pie during the holidays!

Pie Shakes

Please come with me over to The Gunny Sack where you will find a variety of recipes for different flavors, along with a video with step-by-step directions in making the best pie shakes ever!  A big shout out to Tonia Larson for sharing this fun treat with us.

Thank you for stopping by!  I always love our creative time together.  Enjoy your upcoming week, and I will see you all back here next Saturday and I will have many more fun projects to share.

Hugs to all!

LeAnn

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~

 

 

 

 

Saturday With LeAnn

Thank You

Welcome back my friends, and thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you.  I hope today will be another inspirational day for you and that you can take time this weekend to create some wonderful projects of your own.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Dare To Dream By Riikka Kovasin

Today I have a fabulous layout to share that was created by Riikka Kovasin. She took inspiration from arrows and a dream catcher. I love this layout! Can’t you just see a photo of your dad, husband, son, or even a grandson on this layout?  Perfect for Father’s Day!

Dare To Dream

When creating a layout, the photo itself is the major guide to your process.  Have you ever noticed that when using a photo that is black and white, or with very little color, that it really emphasizes the faces in the photo?  I love the outstanding job that Riikka did on this layout and it really tells a story!  Click here and I will take you over Elizabeth Crafts and Designs where you will find a full step-by-step tutorial on how Riikka put this layout together.  Be sure and check out her blog Paperiliitin where you are sure to be inspired by Riikka’s outstanding projects.

Thank You By Melody Rupple

Today’s card is a perfect way to say thank you.  I just love how Melody incorporated some of today’s trends of watercoloring, ink blending, and stamping.  This card really pulls out all the charm of a shaker card.  Simple add some different elements to create your own personal shaker card.  Wouldn’t you love to be the one to receive this adorable card?

Thank You

I instantly fell in love with this adorable card.  Since shaker cards are quite the trend now, be sure and pop on over to Pretty Pink Posh where you will find all kinds of elements to add to your card. Melody really did a fabulous job creating this darling card.  The fun spring colors make it such a ray of sunshine!  Come with me and I will take you on over to A Paper Melody where you will see all the different products that Melody used.  Remember to step outside your traditional style.  Look at your project in a different way, and try something new.  Have fun creating!

Upcycled Drawer By Christy K. James

What a creative storage solution for your silverware!  Instead of being in a drawer and taking up valuable drawer space, create a new silverware organizer.  I am sure you can find access to an old dresser drawer at a thrift store, a garage sale, or maybe a dresser you want to get rid of.  If you are anything like me and love mason jars, this is just one more way of using them and showing them off.

Upcycled Drawer

I just love the way that Christy painted and distressed this old drawer to make it look vintage.  How adorable to sit on a hutch and use as a decor piece for your kitchen.   Are you as excited about this as I am?  Let’s get started and find that old drawer to start recycling it into a storage unit!  Come with me on over to Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer where you will see a step-by-step tutorial on how Christy created her drawer.  There is nothing more fun than to create and transform an old object into something beautiful and functional.  Hope this has inspired you as much as it did myself.  I can hardly wait to jump in and make one of these for my kitchen!

Key Lime Cheesecake Jaclyn Bell

This thick and creamy key lime cheesecake is the perfect combination of sweet and tart!  You know it is a perfect dessert when it gets a lot of requests to be made.  This recipe is not only delicious, it is also so beautiful, and is a WOW to anyone who has a slice!

Key Lime Pie

We all need to treat ourselves once in awhile, and this is definitely the perfect bright summery cheesecake to make for any of your summer celebrations.  You will be the hit of your summer gatherings.  Click here and I will take you over to Cooking Classy where you will be able to write down the recipe and ingredients.  I promise you that this will be your all time favorite cheesecake!  As a lover of cheesecake in all it’s flavors and forms, this key lime cheesecake has completely stolen my heart!

As always, I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  Enjoy this beautiful weather and I will see you back next Saturday!

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

Sundays With Lorraine

Sundays-with-Lorraine

Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! I’m happy you’ve been able to find some time for yourself to enjoy being creative. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I get to share my passion for crafting with you when I’m not teaching at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

Goofball designed by Riikka Kovasin

I instantly fell in love with the bright, happy feel that this adorable layout has. Riikka truly has a gift for layering while balancing her designs perfectly. This allows her priceless photo to take center stage. The first thing your eyes are drawn to is the photo, then you take in all the fine detail. After all, scrapbooking should be all about the memories; the background should support your photo and not compete for attention. This layout is a perfect example of how that’s done. 😉

Goofball designed by Riikka Kovasin

Thanks, Riikka, for being such an inspiration and allowing us to share your gorgeous design with our readers. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Paperiliitin so you can take a closer look at all the love that was put into Riikka’s work of art. Happy scrapping, my friends!

Peace and Strength designed by Debbie Olson

If this gorgeous card doesn’t inspire you to break out your alcohol markers, nothing will. It blows my mind to see how Debbie brought her stamped images (or in this case, a digi file image) to life. I’m in awe of her coloring skills; I want to color like her when I grow up, don’t you?

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Come with me over to Debbie’s blog post where she shares step-by-step instructions on how to create this beautiful card. Whether you’re a seasoned stamper or you’ve just started, this is one tutorial you don’t want to miss. Thanks, Debbie, for being such an inspiration.

One Of A Kind designed by Brenda Brown

Would you believe that this stunning tag started out as a mop up taken from a box of leftovers from a previous project? I know, I was shocked, too! This is the reason that as crafters we tend to save a bit more than most people. In our world it’s just the beginning of another piece of art, right? We all do it!

One Of A Kind Designed by Brenda Brown

I’d like to thank Brenda for sharing this lovely project. I hope you’re as inspired as I am to give this resist technique a try. I’d be happy to bring you over to Brenda’s blog Country View Crafts so you can jot down the supply list. You’re finally going to play with that Tim Holtz Microglaze that you purchased a while back. Have fun!

Kitchen Tablet Holder

I fell in love with this adorable handmade iPad stand; how perfect this is for when you’re following a recipe that you’ve pinned on your iPad. An old cutting board, a child’s building block, and a scrabble tile holder, who knew? Cute, functional, and oh-so-easy to make, ya gotta love it!

Kitchen Tablet Holder

You might want to make several of these little treasures; wouldn’t they make a great gift for the holidays? Click here and I will lead the way over to the Mamie Janes blog for complete instructions and a supply list. Thanks, Jane, for sharing this great trash-to-treasure project.

Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken Copycat

Did you know you can have a healthier version of your favorite Sweet Fire Chicken in the comfort of your own home? I’d like to thank Chungah, author of the amazing blog Damn Delicious, for sharing this yummy treat.

PANDA EXPRESS SWEET FIRE CHICKEN COPYCAT

You’re going to love the perfect combination of sweetness with just the right amount of spice. Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe. Not only is this dish oh-so-tasty, but you can have it on the table in under 1/2 hour. You know what that means, you can go back to your creative space where you belong. 😉

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Together

The beauty of working with mixed media is that no matter what you put on the layout, it will capture the perfect moment in the photo.  Mixed media will also give you that perfect feel using different embellishments, paper, and inks.  This wonderful layout was created by Riikka Kovasin.  Thank you Riikka for sharing such an amazing layout with us.

Together

This layout features a circular stencil along with a rubber feather stamp.

Together

What a great way of using the feather stamp by inking it with Distress Inks.  Add a hint of water from a mister, and stamp it on a piece of white cardstock.

Together

The chipboard pieces were left natural in this layout.

Together

This layout really draws your eyes to the darling photo.  Such a great way to preserve those special memories!

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:

Scrap FX Feather Stamps

Accessories:

Scrap FX Hash Corner Chipboard    Scrap FX Together Chipboard Word

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Paper – ColorConspiracy
  • Inks – Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Ranger Distressed Inks
  • Misc – Flare, Flowers
  • Adhesive – Masking Tape