Sundays With Lorraine

A Bit Of Kindness Card Set By Jenn Shurkus


Good day, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It’s time for some creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. You deserve a little ME time!

You Make Me Happy By Riikka

Have you had the opportunity to play with a Gelli plate? Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple, fun, and a great way to create unique backgrounds. I love the fact that you don’t need to purchase any expensive tools to create your own works of art, you can use things that you already have on hand, such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves, different fibers, ribbons, and lace to create interesting imagery on your plate. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are amazing!

You Make Me Happy By Riikka Kovasin

As you can see by this beautiful layout designed by Riikka, creating your own unique background is just a few simple supplies away. To check out how easily this layout came together, click here and I will be honored to escort you over to Riikka’s blog Paperiliitin. I highly recommend watching the step-by-step video that Riikka has prepared to inspire her fellow paper crafters. You’re going to love it!

Celebrating Kindness By Jenn Shurkus

I know it’s hard to believe but not everyone is a talented paper crafter like you are. How sweet would it be to create a beautiful set of cards all wrapped up and tied with a bow, then gift them to someone special. What a perfect random act of kindness.

A Bit Of Kindness Card Set By Jenn Shurkus

Thanks to Jenn you can create this adorable set of cards in no time. Just click HERE and I will escort you over to her amazing blog – Creative Chick. Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.

A Little Help Organizing Your Craft Room

We can all use a little help when it comes to keeping our treasured craft supplies organized. I instantly fell in love with this adorable cart that can be purchased at your local Ikea store. The cart has four casters which makes it easy for you to move around. If your craft room looks like mine, space is very limited so it’s small size is definitely a plus.

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You can use the cart in different ways, including as an extra work area in the kitchen, as practical storage in the hall, or as a unique nightstand in your bedroom. The adjustable middle section is easy to move to adapt to different storage needs. If you, too, have fallen in love the RÅSKOG Utility cart (it runs about $29.99) click here and I will take you over to the Ikea website so you can check availability in your area.

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Thanks to Kevin & Amanda you can have this delicious meal on the table in under an hour. Not only is this tasty dish perfect for those “need-it-in-a-hurry” moments, but it’s also on the healthy side. Sautéed shrimp and red bell peppers are poured over a bed of spiraled zucchini and yellow squash. So delicious and flavorful!

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Let’s take a trip over to Kevin & Amanda’s blog so you can print out the recipe. Just click here – you and your family are going to love this simple summer dinner.

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you have a wonderfully creative week ahead of you. With summer in full swing that means the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is on the move and we have great things planned for you. Click here and I will take you over to our website so you can start planning an amazing weekend with some of your fellow paper crafters. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Gold Mini Paper Rose


Hello my friends, and welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper!  I am so happy you stopped in to visit today.  I hope you will enjoy the fun projects that I have to share with you.  Sit back, relax and soak in some inspiration.  Enjoy some down time for yourself.

Love Is Constant By Rhonda Van Ginkel

I would like to share this masterpiece layout that showcases how to beautifully capture a special moment.  As scrapbookers, we know that it is all about preserving and sharing memories for your family and friends,  It is a great joy to feel the fulfillment that comes from the projects you have created. This adorable layout is perfect for some of your summer memories.

Love Is Constant

You will notice a mix of embellishments including a laser cut chipboard tag accented with a variety of Pearlescents. Chipboard embellishments are so easy and amazing to use, and certainly will be an eye catcher on your layout. The foil vellum paper was used to create a softer transparent ombre effect.  Click here and I will take you over to Scrappity Dappity Doo, where Rhonda will give you the products used for creating this beautiful layout.  Rhonda is a fabulous designer and you will not want to miss out on any of her outstanding projects.  It will be a real treat to follow her!

Let Your Dreams Set Sail By Adriana Bolzon

I would like to share this beautiful card created by the very talented Adriana Bolzon.  Adriana certainly has a perfect way of adding so much to her designs using embellishments and details; she really creates a perfect balance in her beautiful cards.  I love her soft touch using the flower along with the distressed banner.  Adriana added texture and visual interest to her card without being overpowering. She always inspires me with her wonderful talent!

Let Your Dreams Set Sail

There are so many possibilities for creating your own fun cards.  And who doesn’t love cards?  There is nothing better than receiving a beautiful handmade treasure in the mail that was made with love.  Come with me over to AB Inspirations where you will see more beautiful cards.  Do yourself a favor and take the time to scroll through to see all of her fabulous creations.  Enjoy being inspired!

Happy Birthday By Leslie Miller

When I discovered this sweet card on the Running With Scissors blog, it automatically made me smile.  This design is very versatile, so depending on what paper you use, it can be totally customized to what you need. Boy or girl, young or old, (let’s not say old, but maybe advanced in age. 🙂 ) Often times, I am pulling together a card at the last minute and need a card in a hurry. This is one of those cards that you can make several of and have them on hand.  Leslie colored her design with Copic markers on X-press It Blending Card. I love how the colors blended!

Happy Birthday

I would like to say thank you to Leslie for sharing her darling birthday card with us.  You can never have too many birthday cards on hand. I highly recommend visiting the Running With Scissors blog and checking out the supply list Leslie used when creating her card.  You will not want to miss out on her other cards and projects – she has much inspiration to share.

Gold Mini Paper Rose By Lia Griffith

Gold is such a great trend!  It gives your home the perfect accent. This beautiful gold mini rose wall art makes a delightful conversation piece and will give your home a little art upgrade.  Lia Griffith demonstrates how to make these lovely paper roses; click here and I will take you over to her Paper Rose video tutorial.  You will have so much fun creating these roses that you won’t want to stop!

Gold Mini Paper Rose

These beautiful gold roses are inexpensive to make, yet give such a positively eye-pleasing look to your home.  Break out the gold in a decorative and clever way.  You will love how it adds some richness to your home!  Lia Griffith is such a talent, so be sure to visit her blog Lia Griffith for some of the amazing ideas and projects that she has created. Her blog is definitely worth following and you will always walk away being uplifted and inspired by her talent!

Hula Pie By Dorothy Kern

I bet your mouth is watering just by looking at this amazing dessert.  Hawaiian Hula Pie with Oreo cookie crust, macadamia nut vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and a tremendous amount of chopped macadamia nuts.  This is so easy because it is a no-bake pie.  Your family will drool over this dessert and it is worth every calorie!

Hula Pie

If you have ever been to Hawaii you have probably heard of or tasted Hula Pie.  It is a classic dessert in the touristy parts of the islands and it is so delicious!  Click here and you can watch Dorothy make this yummy pie from start to finish. This is one dessert you will want to share with your friends and family.  Be sure to visit Crazy For Crust to see more wonderful recipes from Dorothy.

Well my friends, I hope this has been a fun-filled Saturday for you and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  As always, thank you for stopping by Weekly Scrapper and sharing part of your day with me.  Have a wonderful week and I will see you back again next Saturday!


Freebie Friday – Planning for 2017


Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Woot! Woot! We have very exciting news to share with all of you in the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo world. Are you ready to share in our excitement? Here is the tentative schedule for 2017 …


As I mentioned, these dates are tentative. As soon as everything has been firmed up we will shout it from the rooftops! Until then, start planning for another season of FUN! In the meantime, don’t forget to join our Facebook groups so you can chat with other scrapbookers, cardmakers and mixed media friends all season long …

To get your ready for the 2017 EXPO season, I am giving away two admission passes to the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show of your choice. Hooray!


For a chance to win 2 admission passes to a 2016 or 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show of your choice, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, September 1st.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a 2016 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo t-shirt.

The winner is … Samantha!

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Congratulations Samantha! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SSBE t-shirt 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 this great prize from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Tip of the Day: Making a Luggage Tag from Xyron


Beth Kingston from Xyron shares a great tip on how to make your own custom laminated luggage tag. With a few simple supplies and your Xyron Creative Station, you can easily create a lovely tag that shows off your personality. Beth walks us step-by-step through the process.

We’d like to thank Beth for stopping by and sharing this tip with us. Make sure to check out all the great Xyron products at; you’ll soon be planning all the great things you can create!

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School Carnival Layout and Video Tutorial

School Carnival layout and video tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #scrapbooking #scrapbookingprocessvideo #cartabellapaper

Becki-Adams-headerHey scrapbooking and stamping friends, Becki here. It’s my favorite Inspiration Station week, video week! I love making and sharing videos with you. This week I have a scrapbooking process video to share with you. Even though I’m really looking forward to fall (remember this video and this layout); I’m also savoring our summer memories.

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This layout is about my son’s end of the year school carnival. I chose the Beach Day collection by Carta Bella Paper.

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As I mention in the video, I live in Idaho so I have no “beach” photos. I stretched this collection to create a layout about a school carnival instead of a “beach” themed layout.

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In this video I also share a quick storage tip. Make sure to listen for the tip at the beginning of the video.

Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I hope you enjoy the video and that it inspires you to document a few more summer memories. I’ll see you next week!

Tip of the Day: Creating a Cork Coaster from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo



Pauline and Lorraine from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team are here today to share how to create a lovely cork cup holder. It’s a great way to use those vintage lids from everyone’s favorite classic Mason jars!

You’ll find both of these wonderful women ready to share lots of inspiration at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Lorraine will help you create fun projects in the Creativity Center, and Pauline teaches the Latest & Greatest Workshops where beautiful projects are made. Both of them specialize in nurturing your own creativity while having a great time!

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Creative Uses for Stamps

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Hello cardmakers!

How often do you look at your stamps in a new way? Today I have a stamp that is supposed to be used as flowers for a bicycle basket, but instead I used them as corners. They aren’t perfectly straight corners, but I thought they would make a great whimsical frame to house my sentiment on this card!

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The stamp set I used is the Pedal Pusher stamp set by Papertrey Ink. Here is a card with the flowers and leaves used on the bicycle basket. The card is by Melissa Phillips. You can see they are adorable in the basket, but when stamping them onto a scratch piece of paper to decide what colors to use one day, I happened to view them as pretty corners. Do you ever see something different when looking at a stamp?

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Isn’t this card by Melissa so cute? Here are a few more cards I made with that set.

Using a ruler, I lined up the corners as best I could, stamped them in pink, then the leaves, and last I used a couple of hearts to fill in missing spots and a little dot with yellow. The sentiment is from the Pedal Pusher set also. In the background, I used a die from My Favorite Things, the Die-Namics Four Way Chevron Cover Up die, and backed it with polka dot paper.

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The card is finished with a gold paperclip, a little piece of seam binding, and a few clear sequins.

Be sure to send me a link of a stamp you used differently than it was meant to be used! I’d love to see how you are being creative with your stamps and getting more use out of them! Have a creative day,