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!

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Coin Purse

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Welcome back to another wonderful weekend! I hope this Saturday brings some time for you to relax. I have the privilege of seeing many beautiful projects and sharing them with you. My desire is that today’s projects will bring you inspiration and ideas for your own creating. I hope you will be inspired to pull out your fun products and begin to create things that will make you feel happy and accomplished.

We Are Family By Allison Davis

When I have multiple family photos to include on a page, I often switch to a pocket style layout. This is such a great way to add several photos to your page. In order to take the complication out of scrapbooking, Project Life is a way to simplify the process of scrapbooking. The simple design is stylish and makes it possible for you to complete more pages in less time.

We Are Family

We Are Family

It is also fun to create traditional scrapbooking layouts to mix in your albums along with your pocket pages. Above is a great example of this. I love that you can mix both styles in the same album and create a customized album. Photo overlays are also a great way to add some interesting elements to a photo.  If you haven’t tried to create a Project Life album, I encourage you to do so. You will be so impressed with how you created your own one-of-a-kind album as you add your personal touch. You are sure to become addicted to creating these and you won’t stop at just one!  Click here and I will take you over to the Simple Stories blog; you will find a sketch from Allison on how she created her darling pages.

Love Is Sweet By Michele Kovack

I love cards!  Whether they are simple or detailed, cards are so fun to make.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is a great time to get started making your cards. Pull out your lace, ribbons, sequins, glitter, etc. You can create one by adding beautiful papers and embellishments, including sweet sentiments, and then share your finished product with the special people in your life.

Love Is Sweet

This adorable card was created by Michele Kovack; click here to find how she created it. Don’t procrastinate getting your cards done – Valentine’s  Day is just a little over two weeks away! I am sure your loved ones will treasure one of your handmade cards!

You’re So Tweet By Debby Hughes

This is the time of the year to send out a handmade card to someone special. This darling card will certainly brighten up someone’s day and put a smile on their face; it truly warms my heart. Just think of the different possibilities you can do with this fun stamp, and I can see it working for all seasons.

 You're So Tweet

Debby Hughes did a beautiful job with her coloring technique using her Copic Markers.  For instructions and a list of supplies, jump on over to her blog Limedoodledesign. Debby will share how she created this adorable card.  I would love to see what you do with this fun stamp set Some Birdie Loves You by Simon Says Stamps.

Coin Purse By Melissa Phillips

Ok, isn’t this the cutest thing you ever did see?  I just couldn’t resist making these adorable little purses for my grand-daughters! I know they will love these to pieces! I thought this was such a fun way to give them their Valentine’s Day card. I can hardly wait for Valentine’s to get here now! You will be so surprised how easy and fun these are to make. The Coin Purse die is so easy to use; when your finished you will want to make more and more!

Coin Purse

I was so excited to share this sweet little purse with you today. A big thank you goes out to one of my favorite designers, Melissa Phillips. She truly amazes me with her talent, and I know you will fall in love with her inspiration as well. Click here to visit her blog to see this adorable project, along with many more that she has created. Thank you for being such an inspiration, Melissa!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies By Roxana Yawgel

Who can resist a yummy whoopie sandwhich cookie filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? My mom made these for years as I was growing up. They were such a great treat that they didn’t last very long. Today I want to share a delicious recipe with you for turning the soft chocolate sandwich into a Red Velvet Whoopie cookie. With Valentine’s just around the corner what a perfect treat to make for your family!

Red Velvet Woopie Pies

Roxana will inspire you to want to spend some time in the kitchen baking. Click here to get the ingredients and recipe for these yummy little treats. Be sure to check out her other fabulous desserts as well.  Who says January is the month for dieting, RIGHT? 🙂  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking time out of your Saturday to be with me. I hope you have been filled with inspiration and will leap into some of those projects and enjoy being creative! Have a wonderful week and I will see you back next week with more fabulous ideas.

 

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Feel Better Soon

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Happy New Year! Are you ready for 2016? Any goals in mind? I know it will be another great year of creativity!  Since it is the beginning of the new year, here are some fun and inspirational projects to get you started for year ahead. Take some time and do the things that make you happy!

Precious By Di Garling

I am really in baby mode, as I will be getting a new little grandson in just one week. (Can’t tell I’m excited, can you?) There’s just nothing quite as sweet as a brand new baby. That is why I wanted to share this precious layout with you.  Not only did it get me more excited about our baby coming, it actually got me into my craft room and I created this layout for my new little grandson.

Precious

This amazing layout was created by Di Garling. Such a masterpiece!  Di is always so inspirational – I just love her projects! And this photo is so precious. Click here for a wonderful tutorial; you will love watching how she put her beautiful creation put together. You’ll also love the way she uses her chipboard, especially how she used that clothes line of baby bits.

Sew Amazing By Julia Stainton

This is one of those fun cards that you can create by digging to the bottom of your stash of products and putting some of your favorite embellishments together!  Don’t you just love it when you are working on a card and it comes together so nicely?  What a fun way to share how amazing that special person is to you!

Sew Amazing

Julia Stainton did an amazing job using the Die-namics stitched dies to create that handmade feeling on her stitched card. I would like to say thank you to Julia for sharing her fun design. Be sure to visit her blog Belle Papier whenever you feel you need a burst of inspiration. Have fun creating!

Feel Better Soon By Michele Kovack

Are you ready to create something bright and fun? This cheery card will brighten your day, as well as the recipient of this beautiful card. I just love the watercoloring on this card. Grab your favorite stencil and distress inks, along with your watercolor paper. You will really have fun stamping, embossing, and coloring!

Feel Better Soon

Using the same stamps, you can create another card in a monochromatic scheme.

Thoughts

This is such a great way of getting rid of those gloomy winter days. Here in Utah we have had so much snow, and I could use a little brightness to cheer up my day! This beautiful coloring was created by Michele Kovack.  Be sure to pop on over to Thoughts Of A Cardmaking Scrapbooker. You will receive so much inspiration, not to mention how excited you will be to start on that next project. Thank you, Michele, for your fabulous inspiration!

Take Time By Lynne Forsythe

I was so inspired when I came upon this stunning canvas artistry. I think what struck my eye on this beautiful masterpiece is how Lynne shared the idea of “Taking time to do what makes us happy.”  I love this statement! Don’t we all need to take some time for ourselves?

Take Time

What a beautiful piece of décor to add to your home. This will for sure catch the eye of your family and friends who stop by to visit. Lynne has such wonderful talent working with colors and textures. Click here so I can escort you over to her blog where you will find how she created this beautiful canvas décor.

Orange Hot Chocolate By Shinee

What tastes better on a cold winter day than a cup of hot chocolate?!  This is one of those must-have recipes, and will spice up hot chocolate just by adding a splash of orange flavoring. This cup of delicious soul-warming, toe-curling hot chocolate is the ultimate winter drink.

Orange Hot Chocolate

Adding the orange it gives it a nice balance. Perfectly chocolatey, yet not overly thick that you can’t enjoy every sip. Be sure to visit Sweet and Savory, where Shinee will give you the most outstanding and delicious recipes ever. You will not want to leave your kitchen!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope that this year brings you good health, happiness, and some quality time for what you love to do. Thank you for supporting us here at Weekly Scrapper. We are committed to bringing you wonderful crafting inspiration throughout the new year ahead! (And we love adding in a few of our favorite recipes for you to enjoy.) Have a fabulous week and I will see you back next Saturday!

 

 

Saturday’s Inspiration: Beautiful cards, a wintery day layout, a home décor project, and a special treat

Love You

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Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on the Weekly Scrapper blog. I have some real treasures to share with you today. I hope that these will inspire you to jump out of that chair and get started making some of these adorable projects on this fabulous weekend!

Together Card by Aida Haron

I want to share a very gorgeous card created with burlap. Who would have ever thought that burlap could look so stunning on a card? This is a perfect example of shabby chic with simple elegance. I fell in love with every little detail about this card – the soft colors, the stunning flowers, and the wonderful dimension. How fun to mix all varieties of die cuts! This inspiring card was found on the Sizzix blog created by Aida Haron. I can only imagine how this beautiful card will bring a little sunshine to brighten anyone’s day.

Together

Love You Card by Michele Kovack

Everyone loves a beautiful handmade card. They are so much fun to make and such a joy to receive. Can you just imagine giving this to someone you love for Valentine’s Day? I think it makes a wonderful statement in showing your love to that special person. I just love the warm fuzzy feeling that I get inside this time of year. It is so fun to see a big smile on someone’s face as you give them your treasured handmade card.

Love You

This darling card is made with straws for the main backdrop of the card. Adding some beautiful lace really gives it that feminine touch. It just wouldn’t be a Valentines card without adding a heart. I would like to thank Michele Kovack for sharing this sweet card with us. What a great inspiration!  Visit Thoughts Of A Cardmaking Scrapbooker blog; you will see many more outstanding projects.

Enjoy by Mona Pendleton

On a winter day what could be more fun then to go out and ice skate? This beautiful layout brings back so many wonderful childhood memories for me. Mona Pendleton really has an eye for detail. With her perfectly placed layers using flower blossoms, gears, and doilies, she really pulls this layout together so beautifully. Don’t you just love her textured background?

Enjoy

To add a little bit more detail she embellished her layout adding a fun pair of skates created with a Sizzix die. To give them the old rustic look she painted, distressed, and added laces to her skates. Be sure to visit Cupcakes Creations for more wonderful inspiration from Mona Pendleton.

Decorated Heirloom Box by Delaina Burns

Do you ever wonder what to do with all those pictures that are just waiting to be scrapbooked?  My favorite way of storing them is putting them in decorative boxes. How beautiful these are to set out in your home, and at the same time you have easy access to those photos.

Heirloom Box

Another beauty of this box is to create a photo album that fits inside, then give as a gift. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift like this? What a great way to use up some of your product stash! I love metal hardware, and what an excellent idea to display your best loved pieces. This beautiful box was created by Delaina Burns. Visit her blog at Delaina’s Embellished Memories for her video tutorial. You will also see her wonderful talent and enjoy many more of her outstanding projects.

 Mini Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Trifles

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering right now just looking at this fabulous dessert. These yummy trifles are made with Ghirardelli chocolate baking chips. It can’t get any better than this!  Serve these at a party or even dessert for your family and I guarantee they will be impressed! I highly recommend paying a visit to the Ghirardelli blog; you are sure to leave ready to break out your baking supplies and create some amazing desserts.

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Trifles

I hope you have been inspired to give these fun projects a try. I am sure you will have so much creating them!

Thank you for sharing some of your weekend with me. I look so forward to having you return next Saturday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a fabulous week!

Time Heals

Don’t you just love the timeless look & feel of this beautiful card designed by Michele Kovack author of Thoughts Of A Cardmaking Scrapbooker? I highly recommend stopping by for a visit anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

The clock face was stamped in black & cut out using a Spellbinders circle die. Adding to the vintage style Michelle added Crackle Glossy Accents over the clock face.  Once it was dry she added the metal clock hands.

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The frame was stamped in grey & a cranberry red color and then cut out with Spellbinders Labels Seven Die, which coordinates with the Time Heals Vintage Labels Seven.  I like how Michelle’s perfectly placed layers add dimension & visual interest without adding much bulk.
Handmade Flower
The handmade flower was added to the card front along with the leaves that were cut from old book pages. Who wouldn’t feel the love when presented with this heartfelt card?
Thanks for the visit & I hope you have a very creative day.

Supplies

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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Black Cardstock
  • Patterned Paper
  • Clock Hands
  • Black Ink
  • Crackle Glossy Accents
  • Clock

Oven Cupcake Box

How about a gift and card all in one.  When in doubt of what to give as a gift to a friend, family member, co-worker, etc., this is perfect.  Everyone loves home made sweets, along with a home made card.  They won’t believe that you actually took the time to make it because it is so unique and adorable.  This was designed by Michele Kovack and uses the new stamp set Home Bakery Labels which was designed by Samantha Walker.  The cupcake box was found on the Silhouette store.  What a great combination to create such a fun gift.

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  First Michele stamped the sentiments in Hawaiian Shores ink on cream paper and cut them out with scalloped Circle die cut and Labels Twenty-One from Spellbinders.  Michele stamped the mini cupcakes and cut them out.  She added a second layer of frosting using a dimensional foam circle and added some glitter.  The rolling pin was also stamped and cut out.  She then layered them over her satin bow.

Oven Cupcake Box

The box opens to reveal the yummy treat inside.

Oven Cupcake Box

Wow what a breathtaking treat box.  Thank You Michele for sharing this amazing project with us.  Be sure to hop on over for more fun and creative ideas at Thoughts Of A Cardmaking Scrapbooker.

Thank You for stopping by.  Enjoy your day creating!

Supplies

Stamps:

Home Bakery Labels (JustRite SW-04985 $25.95)

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Other:

Oven Cupcake Box Silhouette

  • Hawaiian Shores ink (Papertrey Ink)
  • Spellbinder’s dies (specific dies not identified)