Saturdays With LeAnn

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Hello, my crafty friends!  It makes my heart so happy that you still find some time to be creative and do the things you love with how busy your schedule is. I am blessed once again to have the opportunity to share some fun and wonderful projects with you today.  Sit back and enjoy the inspiration!

Living The Life By Amanda Baldwin

Have you ever tried adding textiles to your layouts?  They are a fabulous medium to use on projects and can include items such as lace, ribbon, pom poms, tulle, fabric squares, cotton/thread, sewing, weaving, buttons, and bows. And I am sure there are many more!  It really gives your layout some dimension and texture, not to mention what a fun and different look you’ll be able to achieve.  Never be afraid to add something different on your layout.  You will be so surprised how many fun ways you can use sewing items in your creating!

Living The Life

This layout was created using milliner’s lace, baker’s twine, pom pom trim, buttons, and ribbon as elements.  Amanda also used the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. Adding some memorabilia can also be fun to remind you of cherished memories.  I am sure you would love to see more of Amanda’s wonderful projects so let me escort you on over to Paper Issues.  Amanda always has something fun and creative to share.

Thanks By Debby Hughes

Are you ready for another great color combo?  Debby picked such great colors and she never fails to amaze me with her beautiful coloring skills.  Debby used Prismacolor pencils since they are wonderful for a soft blending of color.  She accented a few areas with white gel pen and glitter pens, then cut the piece with a basic square die.  This is such a stunning card!  Don’t you just love the elegance of this card?

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This is one of those cards that make you want to jump right in and create one of your own.  Are you ready to begin?  Let me escort you over to the Lime Doodles Design blog where Debby will give you a full list of supplies used along with directions on how she created her beautiful card.  You will be over-the-top inspired by Debby, and you won’t want to miss out on any of her fabulous projects.

Indigo Skies Frame By Alicia McNamara

Here is a great DIY project!  Create a wonderful picture frame to display on a tabletop in your home.  If you are like me, I always love having pictures of my family sitting out.  What a great way to display them, and with a frame you have created that will get tons of compliments, too!  Alicia created this three-piece panel frame using the beautiful Indigo Skies Collection by Kaiser Kraft. This collection is so versatile that it can be used for boys or girls.

Indigo Skies Frame

Alicia has created a video showing the different techniques she used to make her frame.  She added some Abstract Triangles to add some texture to the frame, along with some background stamping.  She also fussy-cut some of the beautiful butterflies to decorate the frame. Don’t miss out on this one!  Come with me over to Time To Create where you will see Alicia’s video and every step to make one of your own.

Red White And Blueberry Trifle By Gina Homolka

Gina shows you how to make a spectacular berry dessert that will be perfect for your Fourth of July barbecue or any summer celebration!  Your family and friends’ eyes will light up as you bring this dessert out to share!  This heavenly mixed berry trifle is made with summer fresh blueberries, strawberries, white chocolate pudding, angel food’s cake, and whipped cream.  What more could one ask for?

Red White & Blueberry Trifle

This dessert will be the biggest hit ever!  Not only will it taste great and look great, but it is a healthier dessert, so that’s saying a lot!  It is simple to make and such a crowd pleaser.  It looks so fancy and festive in the glass bowl that your guests will have a hard time waiting until it is time to eat.  Click here so you can grab the recipe and have it on hand for the Fourth of July!

I hope each and every one of you have a very happy Fourth of July.  Enjoy your family and friends!  I am truly grateful for each one of you and for the support that you give to us here at Weekly Scrapper.  It is our pleasure to share beautiful projects from amazing artists!  Have a great weekend and I will see you back next Saturday.

Lots of love,

LeAnn

 

 

interNational Scrapbooking Day 2017

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, happy interNational Scrapbooking Day 2017. We hope you’re all doing something creative today! Isn’t it awesome that we have a day to celebrate our hobby? Today we wanted to share with you some fun activities that are happening to celebrate scrapbooking! We’ve gathered a few special events from some of our friends. There are tons of sales, prizes, challenges, and inspiration today! So, grab a snack and let’s get started.

Our friends over at Queen and Company have LOTS of fun things going on. Hop over to their Facebook page for details. Queen & Company Facebook page.

Bella Blvd has an awesome giveaway and Instagram hop. They’re giving away a TON of product and they’ll also have a TON of inspiration from their Creative Team. You can find all the details on Instagram.

The Project Life team has an awesome sale you can find more details on the sale HERE.

Jillibean Soup already has some awesome challenges post on their blog. If you love sketches, you’ll want to make sure and stop by the Jillibean Soup blog.

Elle’s Studio also has a great celebration going on. You can find the details on the Elle’s Studio Blog.

Therm O Web has a full schedule of prizes, inspiration, and discounts. You can find all the details on the Therm O Web blog.

Last but not least, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo YouTube channel is participating in a fun YouTube hop, there will be TONS of inspiration in each of the videos along the way. You can start watching with THIS video on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo YouTube channel.Thank you for taking a few minutes to stop by the Weekly Scrapper blog. We hope you’ll have a great day full of crafting, friends, and fun! Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day 2017.

Simple Summer Layout with Process Video

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another edition of Inspiration Station. This week I have a fun Summer layout to share with you. Even though we’re still waiting for warmer weather here in Idaho, I know that Summer is right around the corner because the snow is finally GONE. I chose to work with the brand new Summer Fun collection from Echo Park Paper.This collection has such an awesome color palette. My favorite thing about this collection is the pop of black that’s found throughout the collection. Typically black isn’t a color I think of when I think of a Summer color palette. I think the pop of black makes this collection shine!This is a very simple layout that features 3 photos telling the story of my nephew eating raspberries out of Grandma’s garden. I print my photos at home so I was able to print the two photos of my nephew larger than the photo of the raspberries. Although the photo of the raspberries tells the story and is an important part of the layout, I wanted the focus of the layout to be on the photos of my nephew.

Because this layout is on the simple side, I wanted to add a few special unique touches. My favorite detail of this layout is the hand stitching on the title. I love the added texture it gives to the title. It makes the title shine a little bit more than it would have had I not stitched the letters in place. Stitching the letters into place was actually an after-thought. I was almost finished with the layout before I decided to add that special finishing touch of hand stitching.You can see how this entire layout came together in the process video over on my YouTube channel.

You might want to find the Summer Fun collection by Echo Park paper so you’ll be ready to document all of your Summer memories. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday with another fun video.

Saturdays With LeAnn

Plaid Watercolor

Welcome back, my dear crafty friends, to Weekly Scrapper!  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  It is one of my favorite days of the week, and especially because I get to share my passion of crafting with you. I just love spending the day in my craft room and do the things I love to do!  I hope you will be able to take some time for yourself today and have fun with your crafting.

Best Weekend By Missy Whidden

When creating a layout, the photo itself is the major guide to your process.  Any time you are using a black and white photo, you can incorporate a lot of color on the remainder of the layout to balance the lack of color in the photo.  Have you ever noticed that black and white emphasizes the faces in the photo?  Missy did such an outstanding job on this layout.  The colors she used really give the photo a pop and helps it really stand out.

Best Weekend

Missy added some fun arrows and arranged them for her background, adhered them, then went over them with gesso.  She added some shimmerz paints, washi tape, and embellished with some die cuts, tags, sequins.  To top it off she did some machine stitching through the center of her arrows.  This is such a fun and eye catching layout!  Let me escort you over to Little Nugget Creations where you will find a step-by-step video, along with many more outstanding projects created by Missy.  You will always leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Plaid Watercolor By Debby Hughes

Today’s card is all about the plaid background. Can you believe this gorgeous plaid was created with watercolors?  You can get an intense background with watercolor paints!  Not all watercoloring has to be soft and subtle.  The beauty of plaids is that they can be used for both a masculine or feminine look.  I just love this plaid card; it is so eye-catching and a very fun technique! Handmade cards instantly brighten up anyone’s day.

Plaid Watercolor

Step outside the box and create unique watercolor plaid backgrounds in all colors.  You can create a card and design a greeting for any occasion from birthdays, holidays, and invitations to general correspondence.  There is so much joy that comes from a card made with a lot of love.  A pop of color can make it look perfect!  Let’s pop on over to Lime Doodle Design where you will be inspired by Debby’s talent.  You will want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!

Love You To Pieces By Shari Carroll

Here is a fun card full of inspiration.  Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from.  I love working with watercolors; it is such a great way to add beautiful colors to your cards.  This card was created using the Heart of Flowers Wafer die cut on top and a watercolor panel beneath the die cut. What’s not to love about this adorable card designed by Shari Carroll?  A perfect card to say you are thinking of that special person!

Love You To Pieces

This die is so much fun to play with you just want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  The possibilities are absolutely endless!  Shari has so many wonderful projects that you don’t want to miss out on.  Let me take you over to her blog My World, where you will find endless inspiration.

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies By Dorothy Kern

Cold winter days are a good reason to go into the kitchen and bake some nice warm cookies.  These turtle cookies have every indulgent flavor you could pack in a recipe.  Peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, all topped off with a pecan.  You’re ready to make a batch, aren’t you?

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the simplest cookies you will ever make!  Peanut butter and caramel are a dynamic duo, and of course the chocolate enhances both peanut butter and caramel flavors!  The chocolate on top adds a nice surprise, and the pecan adds a little extra flavor and texture.  Now that you are craving this cookie, click here and I’ll take you over to Crazy For Crust, where you will find the recipe to get you started making your cookies now.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by on this beautiful winter day.  Stay in out of the cold and enjoy doing some crafting!  Be sure to visit again next week, as I have some more fabulous projects to share with you!  Have a great weekend!

LeAnn

 

Scrapbooking Process Video “Segway Love”

Scrapbooking Process Video "Segway Love" By @jbckadams for @scrapbookExpo #scrapbooking #BeckiAdams #scrapbookingprocessvideo #SSE2017

Hey friends, welcome to Inspiration Station! I’m Becki Adams and last week I shared an everyday layout with you (you can find that post HERE) telling a story of my son and his favorite stuffed animal. This week, I’m sharing a layout I created that has a little more of a “special occasion” feel to it. This one is called “Segway Love.”

This layout tells the story of my daughter riding a segway for the first time at a school competition. I only had one photo to tell this story with, and it was a photo that came in a text message from my husband that wasn’t the best quality. I wanted my daughter to tell the story in her own words so while I was gathering supplies for the layout I handed her a journaling card and a black pen so she could write her own story.

I used the Posh collection from Simple Stories to document this story. I chose this collection for two reasons. First, I loved the color palette. It has a pop of navy blue along with a mix of yellow, coral, and a lighter blue, perfect for a girly layout without overwhelming the story with pink and purple. The second reason I chose to work with this collection was that it had a more generic theme (meaning it wasn’t a specific theme as a Christmas, birthday, or summer collection).

I mixed LOTS of patterned papers together with plenty of machine stitching around the borders of the patterned papers. A white cardstock background isn’t a base that I typically start with but I love how it worked into this layout.

You can see how the layout came together in this process video:

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When you sit down to create, what collection do you always reach for? I’d love to hear what your favorite products are. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog and I’ll see you again soon!

-Becki

Saturdays With LeAnn

Valentines Day Sign

Hello my friends, and happy Saturday to you!  Since it is Saturday, inspiration is coming your way for the weekend.  I get so excited to share new ideas with you each Saturday. I hope you are in your comfys and ready to sit back and enjoy some fun projects that I believe will give you tons of inspiration!

PS I Love You By Alicia McNamara

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I want to share this beautiful layout which is perfect for your Valentine photos.  The PS I Love You collection was used for this layout which was created by Alicia McNamara who is a fabulous designer for Kaiser Kraft.

PS I Love You

I fell in love with this priceless photo with the soft, warm colors on the layout.  This is one of those layouts that just make you smile; it is a reminder of a special time these girls will never forget. Click here and I will take you over to Alicia’s blog Time To Create where she will share a video on how she created this beautiful layout.   This was so inspiring to me and I hope it will be for you as well.

Follow Your Dream By Laurie Schmidlin

This whimsical stamp set is just adorable and oh, so versatile!  Ready for some inspiration?  I totally fell in love with this hot air balloon stamp.  Looking at it closely, I discovered that there is a lot more going on than first meets the eye.  There is multi-level stamping, paper piecing, and layering.  Laurie is know for her fine detail and is certainly very inspirational.

Follow Your Dream

Laurie created her card using the Half Pint Heroines stamp set designed by Claire Brennan. She also inked every layer, then adding some final touches she applied buttons to her card. Who doesn’t love buttons right?  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to Just Give Me Stamps where you will find more of Laurie’s wonderful projects.

Valentine Sign By Landee Anderson

As the Christmas decorations come down, I always find it so refreshing to pull out my Valentine’s Day decorations. Show your love with this adorable wood sign crated by Landee Anderson.  This vintage love sign is sure to lighten up any room!  It would also make a sweet gift for someone you love.

Valentines Day Sign

You can purchase your wood rounds at Home Depot for around $6.00.  It is so fun to take a piece of wood, apply some paint and a sentiment, and have a custom Valentine decoration. Click here and I will gladly take you over to Landeelu so you can jot down the supplies that Landee used to create her sweet sign.

Cake Roll By Tasbih

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it is never to earlier to start thinking about wonderful desserts to make.  Love is all around with this scrumptious cake roll.  I love finding creative ways to dress up desserts for the holiday, and this is a perfect one for Valentine’s Day.  Whether you are making this for yourself, friends, family or loved ones, you can’t go wrong with a sweet heart-themed dessert.

Cake Roll

Tasbih is a fabulous cook from Egypt who loves baking.  She is obsessed with perfecting dessert recipes and this is certainly one of them.  I know you are dying to get this recipe so let me me take you on over to Cleobuttera where you will find the ingredients and recipe to this fabulous cake roll.  Enjoy baking, everyone!

I hope these projects have given you some inspiration today.  One of the things that I love is connecting with crafters.  I appreciate you taking time on your Saturdays and spending it with me.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and I will see you back next Saturday!

~LeAnn~

 

 

Documenting Christmas 2016 with a Video Tutorial

Hey friends, Becki here. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year. Now that Christmas 2016 is behind us, we all have tons of Christmas photos that need to be added to our scrapbooks. Today, I have an idea for scrapbooking with classic products to give your layout a fresh look. I used products from October Afternoon and Pebbles.

Pastel colors are filling the scrapbooks in 2016. I wanted to try my hand at a pastel color palette without buying new products, so I dug into my stash and found some older products (paper, chipboard, and stickers) from October Afternoon and some gorgeous glittery snowflake die cuts from Pebbles.

I did add some dark wood grain patterned paper around the photo because I wanted the emphasis to stay on the photo. By using a dark color around the photo the readers eye is immediately drawn to the photo. You can see how it all came together in this process video:

Journaling is a MUST for me so I printed my journaling on a piece of patterned paper that fit nicely into my design. I kept the journaling close to the photo but left enough space in between the photo and the journaling so that the photo would still be the focal point of the layout.

When you sit down to document your Christmas 2016 memories, what products andcolors will you choose? Do you prefer the traditional red and green or will you choose a trendier pastel color palette?

I’d love to see how you document your Christmas memories! Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog today. I’ll see you again soon!