Tip of the Day: Pasting and Glittering from Stampendous

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Monica from Stampendous shows how to apply glitter using a pasting technique. Monica’s step-by-step tutorial makes it easy to apply glitter to a stencil image. You can create something stunning in just minutes!

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Saturdays With LeAnn

Dad's Garden

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Hello, my crafty friends!  I hope that you have had some time this month to relax and enjoy the warmer weather.  This is such a wonderful time of the year as we get ready to jump into all those summertime activities. Make sure to take the time to snap lots of photos!  My plan today is to inspire you with some fun projects to add enjoyment to your day and inspire that creative side of you.

Only You By Cari Fennell

As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories you preserve with your family, friends, and future generations. This beautiful masterpiece layout captures a special moment.  It is a great thing to feel the joy and fulfillment that comes from what we have created.  What a special photo to capture the emotions and story in this lovely layout. Isn’t scrapbooking all about recording life’s tender moments?

Only You

This gorgeous baby layout was created by Cari Fennel, one of Prima’s very talented designers.  Whether you just had a baby, a grandbaby, or even if your baby is now a teenager, this is a perfect layout that will be a high priority on your list to create.  Check out all the fun dimension that you can create using the boxed flowers from Prima.  Now that you are in love with this layout, let me take you on over to Cari’s blog Just Me And My Maryjanes where you will find the supplies and tips to start to create your own layout.

Dad’s Garden By Peet Roeven

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better way of telling your father you love him than with a handmade treasure?  Flowers don’t have to be just for moms.  Dads love and appreciate them, too! I thought I would share this fun card for dad with you today. This great card was created by Peet Roeven.

Dad's Garden

Sometimes coming up with an idea for a father can be somewhat challenging.  I know when it comes to shopping for my husband, I never know what to get.  However, I find that a handmade treasure from me is something that he will treasure for years to come.  There is nothing better than receiving a card that has taken some time and thought.  Let’s celebrate Dad this year with a handmade card!  Let me escort you over to Scrap Album where you will find all the materials you’ll need to create your own card.

Spring By Michele Kovack

Are you ready to try a new technique?  Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects for a mixed media project.  You can color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with distress inks and stains for more creative possibilities.

Spring

This stunning card created by Michele Kovack was used with the fun Distress Crayons.  Michele also used JustRite dies to create her focal point.  I love her beautiful arrangement with the flower, leaves, and ribbon, along with her beautiful color scheme.  Please let me escort you over to Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker.  You will find so many inspired projects created by Michele Kovack.  Enjoy trying a new technique!

Stenciled Garden Pots By Jennifer Priest

Looking for something to do with all of those clay pots that have been collecting dust in your garage? Let’s add a personal touch to your terra cotta pots and add some beauty to your porch, backyard deck, or garden.  Who would have ever thought to add a variety of art forms from simple to detailed painting, stenciling, decoupage, and mixed media, to a terra cotta pot?  Clay pots are smooth and the perfect crafting surface for all ages!

Stenciled Garden Pots

Add a little imagination and you will be so impressed what you come up with!  I highly recommend stopping by the Sizzix blog for a fun visit.  You won’t want to miss out on Jennifer’s great techniques.  Click here and I will take you over to a full tutorial video on how to stencil terra cotta pots.  Have fun creating!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake By Elizabeth LaBau

This is a busy time of year with all of the summer picnics, reunions, and parties.  This delicious cake will be the hit at any gathering you attend.  It is such an eye catcher and is every bit as good as it looks!  It is the perfect combination of chocolate cake with a creamy mint frosting.  A classic combination that creates a classic celebration!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake

This fabulous cake is made with a moist devil’s food cake, and filled with a smooth, creamy mint buttercream flecked with bits of dark chocolate. This dessert is one that will obviously only last no more than a day, two at the very most!  Click here to get this fabulous recipe.  You will be thanking me for posting this, so go ahead and give it a try! 🙂

My hope today is that you have been inspired and are ready to create!  Have a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you for the visit today!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Bold Backgrounds

Saturdays-with-LeAnnHappy Saturday, my friends. Let’s stay out of the heat and create some fun and wonderful projects. Today I hope you will be inspired and want to take some time to relax and enjoy the projects I have to share with you. It is the time of year to kick back and enjoy life!

Beach Mini Album by Kathy Clement

Summer is the time to make many wonderful memories whether it is at the beach, swimming pool, or even at a family reunion. Take the time to create a spot for your cherished moments in this fabulous mini album to document your favorite summer memories.

Beach Mini Album

You can almost picture your toes in the sand with this fabulous mini album. The album was made by using Wooden Files from Crafty Secrets. Adding layers of paint, stencils, and crackle medium to the wooden cover will create it’s own personality. Let’s get started by clicking here where Kathy will give full step-by-step instructions, along with several tips that will be very useful in your crafting. Kathy is the queen of mini albums so be sure to visit her blog Kathy by Design. You will be over-the-top in love with her projects!

Live The Dream by Jennie Atkinson

There are so many things that attracted me to this beautiful shabby chic card. I love the pretty pink tones, combined with the gorgeous background papers from Maja Design. What’s not to love about this gorgeous card; it is so soft with such a feminine touch. The photo is priceless and gives the card a perfect finishing touch! Jennie really added the perfect details to create her fabulous card.

Live The Dream

Jennie’s card has layers and layers, scruffy edges with stitching, and to top it off she used muslin, flowers, buttons, pins, and ribbon. Click here and I will take you over to Jennie’s blog “Live The Dream” where you are sure to leave totally inspired to start your next project.

Bold Backgrounds by Kathy Racoosin

This bright bold background adds a lot of techniques and imagination to Kathy’s card and I love the beautiful colors. Using a bold dark background is a great way to give drama and impact to your cards.

Bold Backgrounds

I would like to take you over to Kathy’s blog The Daily Marker where you will learn some wonderful techniques. You can also find a wonderful tutorial on YouTube of the 30-day coloring challenge HERE. This is such an eye-catching card – I bet you can’t wait to get started creating your own!

Stencil End Table by Taylor at TayRose Design

Do you have an old table in your home that needs an uplift? Today I want to share a fun project so you can enjoy and utilize that piece of furniture again. A stenciled table is an easy way to add a style that will really stand out in your room. You can create your own stencil, or use the fun stencil French Poem Allover.

Stencil End table

You will be able to bring life to that table just by using a can of paint and a stencil. To complete the look, Taylor painted the legs of the table in the same dark brown hue, and then brushed on a gold metallic creme. Adding a natural wax for the final step gives the table some protection. Click here and we will jump on over to Stencil & Stories. Taylor will give you all of the materials needed, along with some directions how to make your beautiful table in just a very short time.

Twix Thumbprint Cookies by Alyssa Rivers

Yum… what could be more tasty than a shortbread base cookie with a chewy caramel center and drizzled chocolate? These fabulous little treats are fun and easy to make, not to mention the smiles you will receive after they get eaten!

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Come with me and I will take you over to The Recipe Critic where you will find all the ingredients and directions from Alyssa. You won’t be disappointed with these yummy little treats. Fun for showers, birthday parties, summer parties, and the list goes on. There is no way you won’t love these!  🙂

Thank you for stopping by on this warm summer day. Enjoy your weekend, and I will see you back next Saturday!

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thanks

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Welcome back, my crafty friends! I have some really great projects to share with you today. You will be inspired to scrapbook, create beautiful cards, tackle a fun sewing project, and whip up something yummy in the kitchen. Take a moment and sit back, relax, and get motivated.

Together Family created by Minna Paajanen

This gorgeous design was created by the very talented lady Minna Paajanen. I just love the gorgeous Pion Papers made in Sweden. They are so unique and are of a timeless design with a romantic and vintage feel.

Together Family

Minna used the beautiful blue-toned papers and tags from the “My Beloved Son” collection. Using three-dimensional floral embellishments really pops out her photo. This is definitely one of those simply elegant layouts. Click here and I will take you over to Pion Designs. You will find fabulous projects and have a chance to discover their gorgeous paper lines.  You’re sure to be inspired to start creating your next beautiful project.

Thanks created by Donna Mikasa

You don’t have to be a professional painter to create watercolor masterpieces! I have recently taken the plunge to using water with my markers and I love how it can make coloring so much fun, while being such a breeze. Don’t be afraid to pull out your distress markers and distress inks, and if you have watercolor pencils they are wonderful, too.

Thanks

This embossed imaged was colored by Donna Mikasa. She used some distress markers and water for her coloring. The sentiment was a die cut from gold foil cardstock and attached to a vellum band. Adding a few gold sequins finished off the card nicely. If you prefer some shine to your card, just add a Wink Of Stella pen. Now for your challenge; if you haven’t already been watercoloring, take the plunge and dive in! You will be amazed at your own talent with watercoloring.

Friends created by Debbie Olsen

Wouldn’t it be fun to go to your mailbox and receive a handmade treasure from a dear friend? Everyone loves a beautiful handmade card. They are so much fun to make and such a joy to receive.
Friends

Debbie Olsen always has so many outstanding and inspirational cards. Click here and I will take you over to her wonderful blog “Thinking Inking.” You will receive more fabulous inspiration from this talented woman. I hope you are inspired to send a special friend one of your handmade creations; I am sure you will brighten their day.

DIY Pillow created by Desiree

Pillows are such a great way to add beauty to your home. Using your favorite fabrics will reflect your personality and give your home a personal touch. The possibilities are endless!

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Have you ever stenciled on fabric?  It is super easy and will give character to your pillows.  For a full tutorial on how to create these adorable pillows click here and I will take you on over to The 36th Avenue where you will be able to follow step-by-step instructions. When you complete your darling pillows you will be amazed at your talent.  It will put a big smile on your face!

Coconut Macaroon Tart With Passion Fruit Cream created by Elizabeth LaBau

Are you a coconut lover? If you answered yes to that question, there is no way you will want to miss out making this yummy dessert; it will become one of your very favorites. These are full of fresh, bright flavors, and topped with piles of fresh berries.

Coconut Macaroon Tart

 

It is crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, filled with a passion fruit cream, and makes a perfect summer dessert! Click here and I will take you over to “Sugarhero” where Elizabeth shares her step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

I hope you have been filled today with lots of great ideas. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back next Saturday!

 

Tip of the Day: Viva Decor Ferro Modeling Paste Meets Stencils

Have you ever wondered how to create fun dimensional textures? Wonder no more! Today we have Nicole Petersen here to show us just how easy it is to add some fun texture to projects using Viva Decor Ferro Modeling Paste.

This product comes in 18 gorgeous colors and can be applied with a brush, pallet knife, or sponge. Ferro is perfect for decorating walls and is also great for using with stencils.

Be sure to visit Nicole’s blog for your paper crafting inspiration! You can also visit the Nicole Petersen Team in person at many of our Scrapbook Expo events.

I hope you’ve been inspired to give this fun product a try.

Thanks for the visit and have a very creative day!

Remember

This mixed media canvas is so exquisite.  Don’t you just love the soft vintage tones?  This is certainly one of those projects that preserves those special memories of this sweet little girl.  It is the fine detail combined with her priceless photo that make this layout so amazing.  I would like to say Thank You to Gosia a fabulous designer for Scrap Boutique.

Remember

Using a brick stencil Gosia created a back ground of  color.  She place a honeycomb wood accent over the top of the brick.  She added some pretty cream and white flowers and placed them around her photo.  A few sentiments were placed on the right lower corner.  Adding a lace border under her photo really make her photo stand out as the focal point of her project.  Thank You for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this wonderful canvas inspiration.

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

Accessories:

7D-ES-All-I-Ever-423-2     SBC_pri-891565_0 zippers

Tools:

heartflowerlace     TCW191 Bricks     SBC_ms-42-50011_0 Corner Punch

Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Canvas
  • Flowers
  • Bling
  • Spray Mist

Countdown To Halloween

What a fun and creative idea to make for your front porch, or even your front yard for Halloween.  This is one of those cute decorations that will get a second look. A great way to count down the days for Halloween.  Just grab your large chipboard letters or a large stencil and you have your wording!

Porch Decoration

Cut out 15 pieces of cedar wood about 4 ft long.  Nail the pieces into a 6 foot piece of cedar on the back.  With your chipboard letters or Stencil letters trace and color in your wording.  Add a 12 x 12 chalk board and some fun embellishments such as spiders, webs, banners and you have just created you a very fun count down Halloween decoration for your porch or yard.

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.

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  • Cedar wood approximately 8 feet long x 6  inches wide
  • Black Paint
  • Orange Paint
  • 12 x 12 Chalkboard
  • Stencil or Chipboard for lettering
  • Halloween Embellishments