Sundays With Lorraine

From Our Home To Yours by Nina-Marie Trapani


Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! I’m happy you’ve been able to find some time for yourself to enjoy being creative. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I have to share my passion for crafting with you when I’m not teaching at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

Seasons Greetings

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas doesn’t have to always be red and green, as shown in this adorable shaker card designed by Kara. Don’t you just love the soft pink and grey color scheme with a hint of sparkle?

Seasons Greetings

For a complete list of supplies, hop on over to Kara’s blog K and R Designs. Would you believe this sweet holiday card was created in less than 20 minutes? Ya gotta love it! Happy holidays to all!

From Our House To Yours by Nina-Marie Trapani

What a gorgeous winter scene! Nina-Marie even created her own custom embossing powder; I love it. The unique background was done with distress inks and a fun heat emboss-resist technique.

From Our Home To Yours by Nina-Marie Trapani

If you’ve been as inspired as I am with the beautiful background, click here and I will escort you over to the Neat and Tangled site so you can check out Nina-Marie’s video tutorial. You definitely don’t want to miss it, you are going to love all the fun tips and techniques she has to share.

Old Ledger Box by Jenny Marples

There is nothing like a handmade gift around the holidays. Who wouldn’t love this altered Ledger Box designed by the very talented Jenny Marples. Would you believe that this shabby chic project started out as a boring, inexpensive paper-mâché box?

Altered Ledger Box By Jenny Marples

I’d like to thank both Jenny and the folks at Frilly and Funky for allowing us to share this unique project. I highly recommend stopping by the Frilly And Funky blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Lasagna Roll Ups

Are you looking for an easy yet yummy dinner for tonight?  You are going to love these Lasagna Roll Ups that I discovered on the Cooking Classy blog.

Lasagna Roll Ups

Just add a simple salad and your favorite crusty Italian bread and you have a delicious meal. Your family and friends will be requesting this dinner time and time again, so you might want stop by the Cooking Classy Blog and print out a few copies of the recipe. Click here and I will take you over. Enjoy!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you back soon!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Let It Snow


Happy Saturday, everyone!  Welcome to our new Weekly Scrapper followers as well as old friends. Once again we are at the end of another month, and before we know it we will be into 2016.  It is so hard to believe we are already going into December; where has this year gone?  I do love this time of year with the beautiful decorations, Christmas music, and mostly the love that is in the air! I have been so blessed this year to have you wonderful people who follow me and support Weekly Scrapper. I truly love sharing my love of scrapbooking and crafting with you and enjoy bringing you some of my favorite projects in the hope that you find enjoyment and inspiration in them, as I do.

Special Moments By Karan Gerber

This darling layout is sure to catch your eye as it is filled with gorgeous autumn colors.  I just love the vintage and distressed look that was carried throughout the layout. This is such a wonderful way to preserve that special moment captured in a priceless photo.

Special Moments

This remarkable layout was created by Karan Gerber; be sure to pop on over to her blog My Heart On Paper to find many more of her sensational projects.  You are sure to be inspired by Karan and I highly recommend you stop by often to see her latest projects.

Noel By Jennie Atkinson

The holidays are such a delightful time of the year for getting creative and using some of your magic on handmade cards and gifts. Today’s first card inspiration comes from the talented Jennie Atkinson. I was impressed by the way she used texture paste, paint, and alcohol ink to make such a gorgeous snowflake. I hope this festive card will inspire you to create one of your own!


Everyone loves a beautiful handmade Christmas card.  It is always fun to get your mail and find a treasure made by someone very dear, and cards are as much fun to make as they are to receive. Click here and you will see Jennie’s step-by-step instructions on how she created this charming card.

Let It Snow By Debby Yates

This next beautiful card comes from Debby Yates. The Christmas magic in the air you are feeling means it is time to start gathering ideas for that perfect Christmas card, and here is another very delightful card to inspire you to create one of your own.

Let It Snow

The great choice of papers along with the wonderful stamps and beautiful coloring created a work of art that is stunning.  Pull out your fun Christmas stamps and ink pads and create a masterpiece to send out to your family and friends this holiday season.  Debby Yates is amazing, so be sure to visit A Scrap Journey for more of her fun and creative projects.

Prism Candle Light By Stephanie Michelle

Candle light is so fun to have in your home and especially during the holidays.  Can’t you just imagine these candles made up in red, green, or silver? What a great gift to make for your family or friends. You will want to make an extra so you can have one as well. :)

Prism Candle Light

How fun to turn a mason jar into something so magical. It will certainly set a warm ambiance in your room.  Click here to visit DIY Ready to see Stephanie’s step-by-step tutorial on how to make these amazing candles. I would like to say thank you to Stephanie for sharing this fabulous project with us.

Pecan Pumpkin Roll Cake By Roxana Yawgel

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without a good Pumpkin Roll! This delicious Pumpkin Roll Cake is sure to bring on the Christmas spirit. And remember… it is never too early to start enjoying the holidays!

Pecan Pumpkin Roll Cake

If you are intimidated by these roll cakes, you need not be; it actually is easy to make them.  All you need to do is follow the basic rules for a roll cake and “ta-da!” you have created something fabulous. Roxana will give you the instructions along with different types of roll cakes you can make during your holiday season.  For more wonderful recipes, click here to visit Roxana’s Home Baking.

I hope you have been inspired today.  Enjoy your weekend; and with this busy holiday season take some time to relax and enjoy the magic in the air!  Come back every day to enjoy Weekly Scrapper, along with Tips of the Day and daily inspiration. And I look forward to seeing you again next Saturday!

Freebie Friday – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

No Peeking card by Kimmie Reid

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a week filled with good food, good friends and family! This week I would like to introduce you to Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  These stamps are fun and whimsical and are sure to make you smile.

May Your Holidays card by Elisabete Balcavage

May Your Holidays card by Elisabete Balcavage

No Peeking card by Jenny Peterson

No Peeking card by Jenny Peterson

Wreath card by Melanie Holtz

Wreath card by Melanie Holtz

Merry Christmas card by Jenny Peterson

Merry Christmas card by  Jenny Peterson

Warm Holiday Wishes card by Lee Ann Barrett

Warm Holiday Wishes card by Lee Ann Barrett

No Peeking card by Kimmie Reid

No Peeking card by Kimmie Reid

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Kimmie Reid, the owner of Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, would like to give a set of stamps to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend.  This prize will include Holly Jolly, The Magic of Christmas and No Peeking.  The value of the prize is approximately $46.

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps prize


Learn more about Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps here:

* Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is hosting a Super Cyber Sale from now until November 30th where over 100 stamp sets are 25-50% off. Happy Shopping!

For your chance to win this wonderful prize from our friends at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, leave a comment on this blog post. This giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, December 3rd.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by PHOTO PLAY PAPER. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for the Dear Santa collection.

The winner is Maria M!

Photoplay winner

Congratulations Maria M! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘PHOTO PLAY PAPER prize winner ’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a set of beautiful stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, you need to leave a comment on this post.

Until I see you again next Friday, remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook.and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

~ Jen

Tip of the Day: Stenciling from Ken Oliver Crafts


We are excited to have Ken Oliver from Ken Oliver Crafts demonstrate how to stencil with Color Burst, along with sharing techniques for working with this fun medium. Watch a media mat, a stencil, Color Burst, and a little water turn into a beautiful work of art. See Ken work his magic!

Make sure to visit Ken on his blog; and we’d like to thank Ken for sharing this lovely project with us!

#WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo

Easy Handmade Christmas Cards

Easy Handmade Christmas cards by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo


Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. Welcome! Becki here, to help you get a jump start on creating easy and adorable Christmas cards. I created this set of Christmas cards using the Claus & Co. collection by Simple Stories. These cards came together in a matter of minutes. By using a 4×6 journaling card for the sentiment I was able to create these cards quickly and easily. In this video I show you just how quickly these cards can come together.

I created the remaining cards in this set using the same basic method (card base, patterned paper, journaling card, and a few small embellishments).

Easy Handmade Christmas cards by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo

Easy Handmade Christmas cards by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo

Yes, it’s really that easy! Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog today. I’ll see you next week for another edition of Inspiration Station.

Tip of the Day: Color Chart Tips by Crafter’s Companion

Crafter's Companion_Color Chart Tips

Have you ever been shopping for a new marker or pencil and could not remember what colors you already had at home? Michelle Peard from Crafter’s Companion is here today with the perfect tip to help you keep them all straight! Simply visit and download your own chart to keep track. Michelle also shows how to use your alcohol markers to make a personalized color chart.

Thanks, Michelle, for these fun and very useful tips! #WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo

Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Janine Langer



I’m thrilled to introduce our designer spotlight – the talented Janine Langer!


Name: Janine Langer
Location: near Cologne, Germany
Instagram: @jlpaperlove

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: Hi, I am Janine Langer. I am 39 years old and I live close to Cologne, Germany. I am a wife, mother, and the official family photographer. That’s what I also do for a living, by the way, photography. It hasn’t always been that way; when I was much younger I became a foreign language correspondent and I also worked for the German government. I found that wasn’t what I really wanted to do and after I gave birth to my son and was a stay-at-home-mom for four years, I decided to do something completely different, and I love it! I started scrapbooking when I concentrated more and more on photography. I had the need to not only take the pictures, I also wanted to keep all the memories that came with the pictures in one place, so I started scrapbooking in 2006. Since then, I’ve been hooked on it! Unfortunately, I had to take a little break in scrapbooking, but now that I can do it again, I won’t ever stop with it. It is my creative outlet, kind of like therapy. :) I love the thought of my son looking through all the albums when he’s a grown-up, maybe having his own little family!

Favorite thing to create: Traditional and hybrid layouts, mostly 8.5 x 11.

What do you love about scrapbooking? I have so many photos on my computer and in albums! Scrapbooking helps me to emphasize some of them. Either I love the photo, I love the story behind it, or I love both. For me it is a way to get all the stories behind the photo written down for my son. I sometimes miss the backstory when I go through old photos of my childhood and I wish someone had written them down for me. Besides that, I love everything about paper and design, so it is also a perfect creative outlet. :)

5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I am a bookworm. I own tons and tons of books and I love them.
2. I love Elvis Presley and everything vintage.
3. I have four tattoos.
4. I am a morning person (and my husband doesn’t like that at all!).
5. I don’t drink coffee.

Here is the stunning layout Janine made for her feature:


YOU ARE HERE by Janine Langer

In October we visited the Berliner Dom and were totally amazed by the inside of this huge church. For this layout I printed the journaling and the title on cardstock then layered the star transparency on top and added some embellishments and some stitching.

Here are four of Janine’s favorite projects:


HOGWARTS by Janine Langer

In January we visited the Harry Potter Studios in London. It was such an amazing day and the big model of Hogwarts was covered in snow. Wow!


HELLO SUMMER by Janine Langer

This is a hybrid layout. I planned it on my computer and then printed out all the papers/elements, cut them out, and used them like traditional supplies. Finally, I added some embellishments.


YOU LIFT ME UP by Janine Langer

For this layout my Silhouette Portrait came in handy to cut out all the landscapes as well as the balloon. I wanted to tell my dh and my son how much I love them and that I am so thankful for their support.


GOOD TIMES by Janine Langer

This is one of my favorite layouts that I made about our summer vacation in 2015. I fell in love with the photo that I took with my phone when we were on a trip to a tiny little village on the coast of Andalusia. To emphasize the white houses I tried to keep this layout as light as possible.

Thank you so much for letting us feature you Janine – can’t wait to see all of your future projects!