Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 Paper Pads and Crate Paper

Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a layout with you. As you’re reading this I’m traveling to the Sacramento Expo. I’m SO excited to be teaching 4 workshops in Sacramento. Two of those workshops are “Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 paper”. If you’re in the Sacramento area, I’d love to have you in my workshops! The layout I’m sharing with you today is created with the 6×6 paper pad from the Snow & Cocoa collection by Crate Paper. If you’re not familiar with that collection, it was one of my favorite things from the SPC trade show in Salt Lake City last Summer. (You can find more details about this collection HERE.)The base of this layout is a piece of white 12×12 textured cardstock. On both sides of the layout I added strips of patterned paper. These strips are all from the Snow & Cocoa 6×6 paper pads. These strips are actually just scraps that I had from another project. I trimmed those strips into thin strips of various lengths and widths. On the left side of the layout, I created four patterned paper strips. To balance the layout, I added one strip of patterned paper on the left side. When I placed the strips on the layout, I used a tiny dot of adhesive just to hold it in place until I could get to my sewing machine to stitch them in place. After stitching the strips in place I gently bent the edges of the strips up slightly to create a little bit of texture. Once I had the strips from the 6×6 paper pad in place, most of my layout was complete. I added my photo, a simple title, and my journaling to complete the layout. To add a little bit of sparkle, I added a few little gold snowflakes and chipboard pieces. I’m thrilled with how this layout came together. Creating layouts with 6×6 paper pads is SO easy and so fun! I love finding new ways to use all of those 6×6 paper pads that are sitting in a cute little basket next to my desk. Who doesn’t love using their paper crafting products to document memories. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. My hope is that you’re inspired to create with your 6×6 paper pads. I’ll be back again next week with another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll see you next Thursday. Happy scrapping friends!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Find Beauty In Each Day

Hi, my crafty friends!  Thank you for dropping by today.  I feel honored today to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you.  I hope you will enjoy a little creative time here on Weekly Scrapper.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Winter Wishes By Emilia Van Den Heuvel

Do you have memories of winter that you want to capture in your scrapbook?  Today I want to share this beautiful Winter Wishes layout created by Emilia Van Den Heuvel.  What really caught my eye was the technique using Pentart glass paint.  You can see how Emilia used this amazing technique on her reindeer.  Sum up several cold-weather memories on one layout using a stickable stencil and glitter paste to create the dimensional layer on your background paper.  Don’t you just love these snowflakes?

Winter Wishes

Complete the design with several snowflakes and add some beautiful embellishments to the centers.  Head outdoors with your children or grandchildren and take some snap shots of them enjoying the snow.  This will be one of those layouts you will cherish forever.  Let me take you on over to Few Favourite Things where you will see how Emilia put this layout together and her list of supplies.  I also want to share with you a tip how to get properly exposed snow photos.  Use the Winter or Snow setting on a point-and shoot camera, or set a custom white balance on a digital SLR.  You will be surprised the difference this will make.  Have fun creating your winter layouts!

Find Beauty In Each Day By Amy Sheffer

Today’s card is a perfect card to let friends know that they are special to you.  I love how Amy incorporated some of today’s trends by watercoloring, ink blending, and background stamping.  This card really pulls out the charm of the folk art image.  I love how Amy has used her focal image to cover a background using the Winter Hills Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink.

Find Beauty In Each Day

The Hills series are such classic sets that can be used for so many occasions.  Amy created this card with some beautiful expressions, and a perfect rustic warmth using her kraft cardstock. Remember to just have fun with your creations and see what you come up with.  Click here and I will take you over to Pickled Paper Designs and Amy will show you another card using the same stamp set.  I know you will have fun creating your own cards.

Chilly Winter Wood Decor By Julie Johnson

Here in Utah today the snow is falling fast and furious, so with that said this is the perfect home wood decor set to have in my home.  It is truly a Winter Wonderland outside and I can’t wait to create a set of these for my own decor.  These adorable snowmen will look cute sitting almost anywhere in your home; and this sign is absolutely darling!  They are perfect to use all winter long.

Chilly Winter Wood Decor

Julie used the Winter Wonderland collection from Simple Stories.  Don’t you just love the cool color palette of this collection? This winter wood decor will add a little warmth to your home this winter season.  Good news… you can order this in a kit so you don’t have to wander all over looking for the right products. Click here and I will escort you over to Paisley & Polka Dots, where you can purchase your kit. I can’t wait to get started on mine, how about you?

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie Bars By Nikki Gladd

Are you tired of making plain old cookies? If you like cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies, then these should go on your high priority list to make.  These are absolutely delicious, especially with the cream cheese frosting!  You will love them so much it will be hard to give any away. 🙂


Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie Bars

I know you are dying to get this recipe so let me take you on over to Seeded At The Table where you can print out the recipe for these delicious bars!  They will be a perfect for any party or just for your family!  Enjoy!

Thank you my friends for stopping by and I look forward to spending some more quality time with you next weekend.  Have a great week and I’ll see you back again soon!



Saturdays With LeAnn

Hugs You Got This

Hello my friends!  I hope the weather is warmer where you are, because we are dealing with some seriously cold temperatures here in Utah.  Not fun, but a girl has to stay warm, and what a better way than to play in my craft room out of the cold? Let’s get to today’s inspiration for some new and fun projects that are sure to warm your heart!  I hope these will inspire you and you will have fun creating some of your own.

Hugs You Got This By Amy Sheffer

This beautiful card, designed by the very talented Amy Sheffer, is a great way to send some hugs through the mail.  Amy always brings her cards to life with beautiful, soft water coloring.  I love they way that it complements the beautiful flowers.  Who wouldn’t feel the love with this perfect message of hope and encouragement?

Hugs You Got This

Amy used the stamp Fresh Bouquet along with a combination of Papertrey inks and Zig clean color brush markers.  Stamps are always a great way to create your own images to color.  You can outline the image and add your own pop of color using your favorite coloring technique.  Thank you, Amy, for always being a great inspiration. To see more of Amy’s designs, let me take you over to her blog Pickled Paper Designs.  You are sure to leave inspired to start your next project.

Let It Snow By Loll Thompson

I just love how Loll captures the sense of peacefulness of the freshly fallen snow, along with a lovely background to showcase the snow white trees.  This beautiful card really sets the mood for the winter months.

Let It Snow

Here in Utah the weather has been very cold with lots of snow.  For those of you who love snow, this is a great project for you.  This fabulous card was created by Loll Thompson.  Click here and I will take you over to Stamping with Loll where you can see the steps to create this card.  She will also have a list of supplies to help you get started.  Take some time to visit her blog; she has many wonderful projects to share and you will be so inspired by her talent!

Candy & Flowers With A Twist By Jenny Williamson

When you hear the words Valentine’s Day doesn’t it bring to your mind flowers and candy?  This is a perfect gift for someone who is hard to shop for.  Everyone loves chocolates and flowers, so celebrate with a colorful bouquet.  I love the tulips combined with the candy.  This would also be a great centerpiece for your dining room table!

Candy & Flowers With A Twist

Jenny has great step-by-step instructions, so click here and I’ll take you over to her original post and you can take notes on all the great tips to create your own fun bouquet.  Make one for yourself and one for your Valentine!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels By Christi Johnstone

If you like sweet and salty flavors, then you will love these Chocolate Covered Pretzels.  They are so easy to make and are very addicting!  The options for customizing are endless.  You can make chocolate covered pretzels using any pretzel shape that you like.  The long pretzel rod or a traditional pretzel twist are perfect to use.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Be creative and add different colors and toppings.  Add nuts, coconut, sprinkles, and even coconut.  These will be a great gift for Valentine’s Day, or just for a fun family treat!  Click here and I will take you over to get the recipe from Christi.  You will want to visit her blog Love From The Oven to see more of her wonderful recipes.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week and I will see you back next weekend with more projects to keep you inspired.  Stay warm!






Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Winter


Winter is in full swing in the northern hemisphere so today I have some wintery projects to share with you!


HAPPINESS IS… by Paige Evans

I saw this print designed by the talented Jasmine Jones then used Silhouette Studio to turn it into a cut file! I backed all of the words and shapes with pastel patterned papers for a soft, wintery vibe.


GIFT BOXES by Paige Evans

This past Christmas season I took part in an advent calendar exchange and these are the gifts I made! You can read more about this exchange on my blog post: Christmas Advent Swap.


GIFT TAGS by Paige Evans

We celebrated Christmas in July with Kerri Bradford Studio and I loved decorating these little gift tags with wintery supplies.


MERRY & BRIGHT by Paige Evans

A large snowflake instantly helps carry out a winter theme!


WINTER VIBES by Paige Evans

This is the most recent layout I made with a winter theme – also with snowflakes! A detailed how to and process video can be found on my blog: Pink Paislee Winter Layout.

I hope you’ve seen that you can use more than just blues and grays on winter-themed layouts! Icons and shapes help tell the wintery story while colors can be played with to your heart’s content!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Winter Friend

I want to be the first to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  As 2016 comes to an end, I want to say thank you for supporting us on Weekly Scrapper.  It has been such a blessing for me to have you become friends and follow me on Saturdays.  I appreciate your kind words and friendship.  I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and may you find peace, love, and happiness in 2017.

Baby It’s Cold Outside By Tarrah McLean

This adorable baby layout is one that will steal the heart of any new mother.  What a darling way to capture the photo and keep it as the main interest of the layout.  This is so perfect for a newborn winter baby!  I just love the colors and all of the details of this layout.  Whether you just had a baby or a new grand-baby, this is one of those layouts you will definitely want to create!

Baby It's Cold Outside

I am going to let you in on a secret – the best part of this layout is… this is a kit!  This is so fun and easy to create! Click here and I will take you over to the Live to Scrap Scrap to Live blog where you can find more details by Tarrah on how this was put together.  Enjoy creating!

Happy Winter Friend By Betsy Veldman

This card really brought a smile to my face, and I am sure it will do the same to the one who receives it.  Nothing is better than staying inside on a cold winter day.  I love to be in where it is warm and spend time at my craft table creating fun winter cards.

Happy Winter Friend

This fun card is also a wonderful way to say “Thank You” for that special Christmas gift you received.  This is so dang cute!  Make someone’s day and mail one of your handmade treasures! Everyone loves to receive a card in their mailbox.  Let me escort you on over to Betsy’s bog “Paper, Scissors, & Superheros” where you will find the products and steps on how to create your own winter snowman card.

Decorated Boxes By Bronwyn Eastley

No matter what season it is, or what occasion is coming up, boxes are always great to have. Whether they are party favor boxes, gift boxes, jewelry boxes, home decor boxes, celebrations boxes, or so many more, who could go wrong by having some on hand.  With your own personal touch these beautiful boxes will be treasured forever!


Decorative Boxes

Don’t be intimidated by the beauty of this box.  I promise they really are simple to make.  Depending on what you add to your box, you can go from fun, to fancy, or even to elegant.  Let me take you on over to Addinktive Designs where you will see all of the details on this beautiful box.  Bronwyn used the Window Box Thinlits Die from Stamping Up to create her gorgeous box.  Have fun creating some of these of your own!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate By Elizabeth LaBau

This peppermint hot chocolate recipe is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, and it is a great way to warm up on these chilly winter nights!  With the weather being so cold here in Utah, my favorite thing is to make is a cup of this peppermint hot chocolate and snuggle on the couch by a warm fire to keep warm.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate has a rich texture and just the right amount of peppermint flavor.  This is definitely one you will want to share with your friends!  Let me escort you on over to Sugarhero so that you can get your recipe and instructions by Elizabeth.  Great for any cold day, or when you get that hot chocolate craving.  Enjoy!

As the new year approaches, it is a great time to dedicate some time for yourself each week to do the things you love to do.  I wish you all a happy, productive, and creative New Year!


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!

Snow Day Pocket Page Layout

Snow Day Pocket Page scrapbook by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper #pocketpagescrapbooking #scrapbooking #CartaBellapaper #scrapbookexpo

Hi Stamp and Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Can you believe Christmas is only a couple of days away? It’s going to be a white Christmas here in Idaho. We have several inches of snow on the ground. My kids are in heaven! They love the snow and cold weather (they’re more like their dad than their mom 😉 While they were playing in the snow, couldn’t resist taking a few photos. I’m not a fan of the cold but the snowy weather is beautiful.

I chose to document this snowy day memory with the Snow Fun collection by Carta Bella paper. It’s a great collection with tons of snowmen, snowflakes, skiing, and ice skating elements with a red, white and shades of blue color palette.

I kept this layout simple with two 4×6 photos and two 2 1/2″ square photos and handwritten journaling. You’ll see that there are several snowflakes scattered throughout the pockets. When I first saw this collection I fell in love with the chipboard elements. I used several chipboard pieces throughout the layout.

My favorite part of this layout is red set of skis in the bottom right pocket.  Even though these skis are too large to fit in a 4×6 pocket, I tucked the bottom of the skis in the pocket and let the top of the skis stick out of the pocket. I love how the skis bring a pop of red to the bottom of the layout and that they extend beyond the pocket to bring the page together.

I can’t wait to create more “snow” layouts with this fun collection. The forecast says that we’ll have more snow just in time for Christmas. That means, more snowy photos that will need a place in my album. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. Merry Christmas!!!