Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I am loving this beautiful weather, perfect for today’s creative therapy. I am packing up for our Denver show, then I am moving on to New York to spend some time with family and friends. I’m really hoping to see some of the gorgeous fall foliage. I love California but we really don’t have much of an autumn season. Let’s get started with our crafting inspiration, shall we?

My Elements by Riikka Kovasin

I was immediately drawn to this beautiful, artsy layout and knew I had to share the inspiration. It really is the whole package, a unique inky background that compliments the photo, perfectly placed layers, and even handwritten journaling. What more can you ask?

Thanks to our very creative friend Riikka you, too, can create your own version of this unique layout. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog Paperiliitin where she shares the original inspiration for this layout. You are going to love it!

Happy Halloween by Richele Christensen

Not to worry, there is still time for a few more Halloween cards. Have you seen some of the new Halloween releases from Tim Holtz/Sizzix? At the risk of sounding like an enabler, I think you need to take a look, they are adorable. The die set that Richele used is appropriately titled Witchcraft. Richele colored the background on mixed media heavyweight cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks (Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron, and Black Soot) then die cut the stars out of the background. Don’t you just love how the witch and stars pop against the gorgeous background? I love those Distress Oxides!

Richele is truly a talented paper crafter and you will be happy to know that she offers workshops. Click here and I will escort you over to her blog California Art Girl so you can plan a crafty afternoon with your creative peeps. Have fun!

Pumpkin Patch Pillow Tucks with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

It’s time to celebrate the wonders of Fall so I thought you might be inspired by these sweet fabric pumpkin pillows. Just thinking out loud here but if we don’t permanently attach the Happy Halloween we can keep them out through Thanksgiving right… maybe tiny safety pins, a cute hat Pin, well you get the idea..  😉 .

Audrey die cut the pumpkins from orange denim using the new Pumpkin Patch die from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I can think of all kinds of fun uses for these little cuties, how about adding a little pumpkin spice fragrance to the pillows and putting a few in the bathroom or in a guest room? “Happy fall ya’ll!”

The BEST Chicken Parmesan

If you are ready for another one of those yummy Italian comfort foods, then you are going to love Kelley’s Chicken Parmesan. There is something about the fall weather that makes it almost enjoyable to cook. You know I typically don’t enjoy spending lots of time in a hot kitchen, but when the cooler weather hits and we have a little help from Kelley, it’s almost fun. Big hugs to Kelley for showing us the way to delicious meals in no time.

Kelley is the queen of creating delicious, quick, and easy weeknight meals that your family will love. I highly recommend stopping by the Chef Savvy Blog anytime you need some fresh ideas to answer that dreaded question “MOM! What’s for dinner?” You’re going to love this easy 30 minute Chicken Parmesan Chicken, simply add a side of your favorite pasta, a nice loaf of crusty Italian bread, and dinner is served. It’s the perfect comfort food for those cool fall nights.

Thanks for stopping by; happy crafting and hugs to all!.

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Wheat Candle Wraps

I cannot believe the amazing creativity that pops up in our social media feeds each and every day.  It has been so much fun choosing some fun and outstanding projects to share with you today.  I hope that these projects I’m sharing with you will be a great inspiration, and a joy, for each of you amazing and crafty friends to enjoy.  Sit back and take it all in!

Hello Fall By Marilyn Rivera

I just love the beautiful layers and textures in this fall layout created by Marilyn Rivera.  The desired end result in creating a layout is to have your photos take center stage, and everything around them should only be there to complement your photos.  This layout is a perfect example of just that.  The beautiful background colors really complement the photos, instead of competing for your attention.  You automatically have your eyes drawn to the beautiful photo and then to take in the rest of the design.  This makes for a perfect layout!

Hello Fall

The warm colors really portray the beauty of this fall photo.  I love all the texture that Marilyn created for the background.  For an easy-to-follow tutorial with a lot of great photos, click here and I will take you on over to the Bo Bunny blog where you will be so inspired by Marilyn Rivera.  It is the fine details combined with her priceless photo that makes this layout so amazing.  Have a fun time creating your own fall layout!

Grateful For You By Melody Rupple

This is one of those wonderful autumn cards you can whip up so quickly.  Are there some lost treasures floating at the bottom of your stash of supplies?  Dig down deep and see what you can come up with.  Melody used the Stitched Foliage Dies on her card.  Don’t you just love the stitched detail?

Grateful For You

I love making cards, whether they are simple, detailed, any occasion, or seasonal, they are just so fun to make.  The thing I love most about cards is taking the time to share the finished product with those who I care about and love.  I often think of how blessed I am in my life to have such great friends and family, and so I need to send out more cards like this one created by Melody.  With autumn in the air, take some time to create a beautiful fall-themed card to let those you love know how much you are grateful for them.  Come with me over to A Paper Melody where you will see how Melody put her card together.

Wheat Candle Wraps By Lia Griffith

Looking for fall decorating ideas?  These fun Wheat Candle Wraps might just be what you’re after!  With fall’s arrival, what a fun piece of decor to add to your home!  I am a planner and believe it or not, I am already thinking about my planning for Thanksgiving.  I can just envision these fun Wheat Candle Wraps on my Thanksgiving table.  What a  perfect final touch to a Thanksgiving table setting!

Wheat Candle Wraps

These wheat candle wraps are a simple and fun project to add some fall beauty to your home as well.  You are probably dying right now on how to create these!  Well, let’s pop on over to Lia Griffith’s blog where you will find step-by-step instructions and supplies.  I hope you have a great time creating these fun candle wraps to add some lovely fall decor to your home.

Baked Pumpkin French Toast By Glory Albin

This overnight pumpkin french toast bake is the perfect dish for chilly fall mornings.  Top it off with chunky spiced pecans, then simply bake it in the morning.  This easy and impressive treat will fill your home with a sweet fragrance of fall!

Pumpkin French Toast

I am sure you would like this recipe so click here and you will have the perfect instructions by Glory.  You will love this rich and moist Pumpkin French Toast recipe.  Not only is this delicious but will also feed a crowd!  Enjoy!

I hope you are able to make some time for yourself and that it finds you creating some fun new projects.  See you back next week for more fun and inspiration.  Be sure and make some time to stop by all through the week for lots of great projects.  Happy crafting!

LeAnn

 

Freebie Friday with Buttons Galore & More

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, it’s FRIDAY! While a lot of our staff is at the Sacramento show, I have an awesome giveaway for you. My friends, this week’s Freebie Friday giveaway is all about BUTTONS! Who doesn’t love buttons?? Our sponsor this week is Buttons Galore and More. If you’re not familiar with Buttons Galore & More, here’s what you need to know: Buttons Galore and More is approaching 20 years of supplying unique embellishments to the craft industry. From our original novelty button theme packs to our vast collection of color round button assortments, our products continue to add that “something extra” to scrapbook pages, quilts, and all types of mixed media. Customers always receive attractive pricing, superior service and quick turn-around when purchasing through our website or at industry trade shows. We engage our audience through social media by sharing recent trends, offering project directions and providing inspiration. Our most recent product addition is our Sequin Pack collection. With 60 colors, our sequins are truly the industry’s best selection/price/value. Whether you’re a seamstress, a paper crafter, or a mixed media artist, you can always use buttons! Buttons Galore & More also has adorable embellishments, beads, and sequins! If you’re not connected with Buttons Galore & More on social media, now’s your chance! You’ll see amazing ways to use their fun selection of embellishments.

If you’re like me, you’ll be amazed with all the creative ways that you could use buttons. Buttons Galore & More is generously sending one lucky winner this:

Welcome to 28 Lilac Lane, the embellishment collection from Buttons Galore and More where creativity flourishes and the possibilities for making beautiful things are endless.  Designer May Flaum has combined sequins with beads, introduced pearls to charms, and matched buttons with trim.  Colors have been coordinated so that the selections work charmingly together.  One lucky winner will enjoy a free sample from each of the 7 categories within this collection – MSRP – $45.99.

  • Embellishment Kit
  • Embellishment Bottle
  • Sequin & Bead Mix
  • Sequin Tin
  • Shaker Mix
  • Sequin & Bead Quartet
  • Sequin Pack

To enter for your chance to win this awesome Buttons Galore & More prize, leave a comment on this post before Thursday, October 26th at 11:59pm EST. It’s that easy! I’ll pick a winner and post their name here next Friday with another fun giveaway! Speaking of winners…it’s time to announce the winner of last week’s Graphic 45 giveaway.

Congratulations, Gabriela!! Email becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize! I can’t wait to see what you create!

I know I love to play with buttons. Come check out this Valentines Home Decor I created with Buttons Galore & More buttons.

And remember… even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can join us online:

Thanks for stopping by for Freebie Friday with Buttons Galore & More. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win. I will be back with you next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs! Have a safe and happy Fall weekend.

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!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Silhouette Cut Files

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I recently teamed up with the Silhouette Design Store to start offering my cut files! I want to share a few of my favorite pages using these cut files today!

SWING AWAY by Paige Evans
This layout uses the Chevron Background and then each section was backed with patterned paper for a colorful design!
WONDER BOY by Paige Evans
Here I’ve used the Diamonds Background and backed each diamond with a different patterned paper. This is one of my favorite techniques!
SNAPSHOT OF TODAY by Paige Evans
On this page I’ve used the Hearts in Heart cut file as the main focal element and backed each heart with patterned paper. A trio of three photos surrounds the heart – like the title says, they’re snapshots from our day!
GIVE ME ALL THE COLORS by Paige Evans
The Hexagons Background is a great way to get a lot of color on a page as well as frame photos in a unique shape!
TODAY IS THE DAY by Paige Evans
This layout features the Split Circles cut file which is perfect for featuring a central photo (or two!) – the design draws your eye right into the middle target.
SUPER STAR by Paige Evans
On this last layout I used the Super Star cut file to make a roughly monochromatic layout of my superstar son 🙂
As you can see, I LOVE backing cut files with patterned paper! It’s such a fun and therapeutic technique and great for using up patterned paper scraps! Check out over 200 of my cut files in Silhouette today and see what fantastic page designs you can come up with!

Tip of the Day: Rosettes Made Easy from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Lorraine from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo believes in alleviating stress in our crafting and she demonstrates how easy it is to create your own beautiful, custom rosettes. Using your own papers and some very simple supplies you already have on hand, Lorraine shows us how it’s done.

Lorraine shares all kinds of crafting inspiration at every Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in the Creativity Center. Visit scrapbookexpo.com to view all the show dates for 2017 and plan your own creative weekend. Lorraine will meet you there and I know you will LOVE crafting with her!

#SSBE2017 #WeeklyScrapper #StampAndScrapbookExpo

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Melissa Frances


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Sacramento, CA on October 20th & 21st. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Card Making class: Melissa Frances‘ Embellishment Sampler.

If you take the class, you will receive the following embellishment sampler:


Clock Charms, Thin Chips Sampler, Sequins, Sweet Life Words Stickers, and Watercolor Paper Pack

You will get a chance to work with Watercolor Paint, a Water Brush Pen, and a Candles Stencil from Melissa Frances in class too.

With the Watercolor Paper, Thin Chips Sampler and the Sequins, I created this Christmas card:


I also used the Watercolor Paint set, Water Brush Pen, and Wreath Stencil from Melissa Frances.


I used a permanent marker to outline the stencil on watercolor paper. Then, I painted the wreath with watercolors.


I added sequins around the wreath for the ornaments, added an inked Thin Chips sentiment in the center of the wreath, and added a baker’s twine bow to finish.

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Melissa Frances Embellishments and Watercolors will also be taught at our upcoming show in Ontario. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!