Tip of the Day: Create Your Own Spray Mists from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Using spray mists adds such a beautiful look to projects and we’re so excited to have LeAnn from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team teach us how to create our own mists with very few supplies.

Thanks, LeAnn, for your tip. You’ve made it fun and easy to expand our spray mist collections!

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Saturdays With LeAnn

Hands Of Time

I hope today you are taking some time to relax and enjoy your weekend.  Since it is cold outside, go grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or even a good old mug of hot chocolate.  I want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration I have to share with you on this beautiful Saturday!

Dream Passionately By Cathy Cafun

How do you come up with your ideas to start layouts?  For me, inspiration usually comes from sifting through photos, which I love to do.  When I stumble across the ones I want to use, I usually come up with some quick ideas for starting a layout.  One of my favorite go-to ideas is using chipboard; its a great way to add some dimension to your layout.  This ultra-sweet layout was created by Cathy Cafun using some Dusty Attic chipboard. Using frames is a great way to draw the eye to your photos.  Other favorite techniques of mine when using chipboard include painting along with adding glitter, stickles, texturizing elements, and so much more.

Dream Passionately

What a wonderful design Cathy created, and her details are perfect.  Don’t you just love how she tied all the chipboard pieces together using flowers?  Cathy’s combination of pastels are glorious and makes us hopeful that spring is not that far away.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the blog “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” where you will be thrilled with all the inspiration! While you are visiting Cathy’s blog be sure to check out all of the other beautiful layouts she has to share.

Hands Of Time By Brenda Brown

This beautiful masterpiece can be used for a home decor piece or a beautiful card to brighten up someone’s day.  I love the texture that was created using gesso, modeling paste, and your favorite stencil.  You can always create a spectacular background by spritzing with ink sprays, mists, or color wash.  You know me, I am a big fan of creative and different backgrounds.

Hands Of Time

Brenda created this on a 5 X 7 canvas board.  There is nothing more exquisite than a handmade decor piece for your home.  This distinctive canvas is definitely the proof of what one can do when you open up your imagination.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Brenda Brown for sharing this beautiful and unique masterpiece with us.  Let me take you over to Bumblebees And Butterflies where you can find a list of supplies along with the steps of how Brenda created her canvas.  Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Headboard To Chalkboard By Christy James

Chalkboards are a versatile tool that come in so handy at home.  They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to fit the needs of multiple users.  Today I have to share with you one of the most unique and fun chalkboards I have ever seen.  I totally fell in love with this and so will you.

Headboard to Chalkboard

Christy found this fun old headboard at a thrift store for only $10.00.  It is amazing how you can find great treasures at the thrift store; and so inexpensive as well.  Who would have ever thought of a headboard turning into a useful chalkboard?  I also love the added hanging hooks to add a little more function.  This is one project I can’t wait to get started on.  I have the perfect spot in my home for it.  I know you are dying to make this as well, so come with me over to Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer where you will get step-by-step instructions by Christy.  You will want to jot down some notes and what supplies you will need.  With a little help from Christy, you will be able to create this adorable chalk board in no time. This will be one fun project to create!

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch By Christy Denney

The sweet crunch of this delicious Buttercrunch Toffee pairs chocolate and pecans for a winning combination.  This recipe requires very few ingredients and little effort, but the result is superb, making it appear as if you had slaved over a hot stove all afternoon.

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch

I don’t know about you, but just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.  It looks so yummy!  I can’t wait to give this one a try.  What a fun treat to have when family or friends pop over.  Let’s go on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out your recipe from Christy Denney.  I bet this will become one of your family’s favorites!

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and that you have been inspired to begin your weekend crafting.  I’m looking forward to sharing some more fun things with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thanks

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Hello, my friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready for a relaxing and creative weekend.  I have some fun and inspirational projects to share with you today, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Cherish The Little Things By Alicia McNamara

I know you will enjoy this glorious layout from Alicia and I’m very excited to share it with you.  Alicia has such a beautiful and unique style; she inspires in so many different ways with her beautiful papers and embellishments. I always love the way she groups things in a way that draws your eye around the page.  Cherish The Little Things

Alicia’s design has a perfect balance with all of her beautiful elements.  I would love for you to come with me over to Time To Create where you will find a full tutorial on how Alicia created this beautiful layout.  She will share with you how she used her mists to add color to her background.  Thank you to Alicia for sharing your wonderful talent with us. Have fun scrapping!  🙂

Easter Greetings By Anne Kristine

I just love cards, and I save almost every one that has been given to me.  I love going through old boxes of cards and reading sweet, thoughtful messages that my friends and family have written to me.  With Easter just around the corner, I want to share this beautiful card that someone will definitely treasure forever!  I know this will give you some inspiration to start working on your own handmade Easter cards.

Easter Greetings

I love the soft, delicate, and vintage flair of this handmade treasure.  If you have been inspired as I was when I discovered this beautiful card on “Anne’s Paper Fun” blog, you will definitely want to check out more of her outstanding projects using collections from Pion Designs.  Have you been inspired to make and send a card?  Give one a try this week!

Thanks By Shari Carrol

Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved.  I often find myself wanting to send out thank you cards to express my gratitude for the big and small things that are given to me by friends and family. This sweet card is one that you can change the sentiment to “thinking of you,” “have a great day,” etc.  Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come over the person who receives this one in the mail?

Thanks

Shari really has a gift for bringing her images to life with amazing coloring skills.  It is so fun to incorporate water coloring along with these beautiful die cuts.  Click here and you will find a video of the process on recreating this card by Shari. I hope you are inspired to send someone special one of your handmade creations.

Mini Storage Cabinet By Christy James

I also want to share a fun storage/organization cabinet using reclaimed wood.  Would you ever have imagined that something this cute would be made from an old wooden crate?  This is something you can hang on your wall or just sit on the counter.  It gives the room such a fun, shabby chic look and will also give you a small space to tuck things away.

Mini Storage Cabinet

This can be used not only for the bathroom but in any room of your home.  Create two then hang them on the wall for double the space and double the charm.  Let’s pop on over to Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer where you will find step-by-step instructions on how to create this fabulous mini storage cabinet.  Christy James is very talented from sewing, to painting, reinventing, rebuilding, craftiness and everything in between.  You will be so inspired by her projects!

Salted Caramel Apple Tart By Kelly Senyei

Do you love apples?  Today you are in for a real treat by Kelly Senyei.  This caramel apple tart is so fabulous and everyone will definitely want your recipe.  The ingredient list is not very long, and the savory flavors of buttery pastry, tangy apples, sticky sweet caramel, and sea salt is to dye for.  This is such a perfect combination that will be a real treat for your family and friends.

Salted Caramel Apple Tart

This is a recipe you don’t want to miss! For your ingredients and the recipe, visit Kelly at Just A Taste.  You will be so happy you paid her a visit.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s creations and that you have been inspired to begin your next project!  I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things with you next Saturday.  Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous week!

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Congrats

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Hello, my creative friends, and happy 4th of July! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday and doing something you enjoy, and that you find some time to relax and let your creative mind work its magic.

So Happy Together layout created by Lisa Gregory

Do you love the fun elements of using stencils and crackle paste for your background layout? Not sure how to get different shades using your mists? This layout includes the process of creating the perfect background by achieving a beautiful shading and watercolor effect. With just two colors you can create a beautiful masterpiece.

So Happy Together

What a gorgeous way to color and also use your wood shapes! Click here and let’s go visit Lisa Gregory to see her full tutorial on how she created this outstanding layout using Bo Bunny products. You will be amazed by what you can create!

Kindness card created by Pam Simpson

With summer in the air, this is the perfect card to create. The gorgeous flowers add so much interest, and what a nice way to touch the heart of a special person in your life.

Kindness

The colors are such a breath of fresh air, along with a fabulous sentiment. Dig out your embossing folders and dies and see what adorable card you can come up with. Let’s jump on over to Pam’s Crafts to see what products Pam used to create her stunning card.

Congrats tri-fold card created by Sharon Harnist

This beautiful tri-fold card is a perfect way to express your congratulations! This is one of those cards that will be cherished and appreciated. You will have so much fun using your stamps and finishing the coloring with your markers. Just add a little bit of glisten to your card by using the clear Wink of Stella pen.

Congrats

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The simple elegance of this beautiful card has the sparkle and subtle texture with a soft color scheme that will make a special impression on a special day! Stop by Sharon’s blog Paperfections to get the complete instructions and supply list.

Favor Box created by Jill Franchetthome

Do you have a bridal shower, baby shower, or just a fun party coming up? Do you need a sweet favor to send home with your guests? Today’s inspiration is one that you can use at any type of shower or party, and WOW…. the impression you will make will be huge!

Favor Box

These flowers were made with the Stampin’ Up! Fancy Flower Punch. The lid for the box was made with the Scallop Square Die, then embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder. Basic black cardstock was used for the bottom of the box and scored. Add a few chocolates, or nuts, and your guests will be so impressed. Click here for the full instructions to create your own Favor Box. And stop by Jill’s Ink anytime you need a burst of inspiration!

Scrumptious S’Mores Cake

This is a great twist on s’mores! Combining graham crackers, cake, chocolate ganache, marshmallows, and vanilla buttercream – what could taste better?

Graham Cracker Cake

This fabulous cake is perfect for a summer party with family and friends. Let’s pop on over to Martha Stewart Weddings to print off the ingredients and directions by Wendy Kromer on making this delicious cake!

I hope you have a wonderful week and that you’ll join me again next Saturday!

Love Beyond Measure

This is one of those fun layouts that captures the perfect moment in her photo.  It is also a great layout that will adapt to fit any occasion.  Using several different combinations of embellishments and papers created a wonderful layout.  I fell in love with this adorable layout the minute my eyes saw this.  Thank you so much Stacy Cohen for sharing this inspiration with us.  Stop by That’s My Story and I’m Sticking To It for more of her gorgeous projects.

Love Beyond Measure

Don’t you just love the watercolor background and all the different size flags?  This layout was created with Crate Paper, Pink Paislee and Prima products.  What a great combination of embellishments.

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:

Prima Love Melodies Paper     Prima Enchanted Blooms Paper     Prima Announcement Paper

Stamps:

Prima Something Blue Stamp Set

Accessories:

Artisan Ribbon Pink Paislee      Pink Paislee Circle Metallic Chipboard    Pink Paislee Burlap Flowers

Supplies Used (Not Shown)