Saturdays With LeAnn

Welcome Little One

Well, another week has flown by and I do hope you have all had a wonderful week.  It is so fun this time of year to start planning some spring and summer projects, so sit back, relax, and enjoy.  It is time to show you some fun projects that will bring a lot of creative inspiration to your day!

Happy Summer Days By Amanda Baldwin

I would like to share with you this exquisite layout by Amanda Baldwin.  Amanda has added a delicate watercolor splatter base, as well as using the Colour Me Happy cut files to add some interest and draw your eye into her image.  She has stitched some pattern papers together and used cotton floss around her embellishment clusters.  What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo! Look at all the beautiful layering that Amanda achieved.  I am so impressed with her skilled techniques and they really give her layouts a pop.

Happy Summer Days

Amanda added fun flare and wood buttons, some enamel shapes, and a few flowers to give it a girly feeling along with adding some wonderful dimension.  Grab your darling photos and get started! You will be so inspired by Amanda and her impressive talent, so be sure to pop on over to Happy Arty Days where you will find many more of her fabulous projects and lots of inspiration!

Welcome Little One By Laurie Schmidlin

There are so many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild when you are creating handmade cards.  Today I want to share a darling baby card created by a very talented designer, Laurie Schmidlin.  This card can be used for any occasion just by changing out the sentiment.  What a sweet card that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Welcome Little One

Whether you keep your card simple or very detailed, your creation will always stand out and be remembered.  Cards may be small but they are packed with so much love and inspiration.  Click here and I will escort you over to spend some time with Laurie Schmidlin.  You are going to love her blog and will certainly be inspired by all of her beautiful projects!

Enjoy By Sara Barker

This beautiful masterpiece can be used for a home decor piece or a beautiful card to brighten up someone’s day.  Can’t you just see this on a canvas board and sitting on an end table?  I just love the texture that was created on this beautiful project.  You can always create a spectacular background using all kinds of different mediums.  You know me, I am all about creative and different backgrounds!

Enjoy

There is nothing more exquisite than a handmade decor piece for your home.  One of my favorite projects are the ones you can use it in many different ways, and wow, this would make an awesome card as well.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Sara Barker for sharing this beautiful and unique masterpiece with us.  Let me take you on over to Sarascloset where you can find how Sara created this beautiful card.  Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you are in need of a burst of inspiration.

Three Ingredient Coconut Macaroons by Kelly Senyei

My husband’s favorite cookie ever is a coconut macaroon and when I found this wonderful recipe I was so ecstatic because they are very easy to make!  Just think – only three ingredients and I think you will agree that this is a scrumptious recipe!

 

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Oh Happy Day

Hello, my friends!  Welcome back to another inspirational day here on Weekly Scrapper.  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today.  I hope you can find some time this weekend to create some of your own.  Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me, and enjoy the inspiration!

Oh Happy Day By Mona Pendleton

If you love Mixed Media then you will love today’s inspiration.  I fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the beautiful colors on this layout. They really complement this precious photo. What a gorgeous background that these different mediums created on such a lovely layout.  Mona gives a perfect example of how to include the artsy mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  This piece of art is all about texture, technique, and a whole lot of imagination.

Oh Happy Day

This layout was created using clear gesso, then allowing it to dry to create a lot of texture. Mona used texture paste along with the memory box Texture Chicken Wire Stencil. After the gesso was dry, Mona randomly applied various colors of paint to give it a watercolor look.  She created such a masterpiece!  Let me escort you over to  Poppy Stamps blog where Mona will give you a tutorial on how she created her layout.  Be sure to visit the  Cupcake’s Creations blog where you will be over-the-top inspired by Mona.  You won’t want to miss out on any of her fantastic projects.

Happy Easter By Cindy Lawrence

Have you tried digital stamping yet?  Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular.  They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities.  Today I would like to share this darling Easter card created by Cindy Lawrence.  Cindy really has a talent with her coloring technique using Copic markers. The fact that this image is a digital file, you can print it as many times as you desire.

Happy Easter

One of the attractions of a digital image is that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it.  You can color it in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored.  This will give you a new design opportunity.   Click here and I would love to take you over to The Creative Closet where you can see the different colors of markers that Cindy used to create her masterpiece.

Spring Planter Box By Mariah Lesson

A porch is one of the first things that welcome guests to your home.  The first impression of your home is the beauty of the outside and the porch is the first thing that will welcome your guests to your home.  You will also enjoy nonstop color all season long with fun Spring Planter Box.  A well-planted container looks great on its own.  A colorful mix of pansies, violas, and lobelia will bring a lot of interest to your planter.  This will definitely add some cheer to your porch!

 

Spring Planter Box

You will love how simple this Do It Yourself project is.  It will add some color and brighten up your porch or patio.  How fun would it be to even make two or three!  Let’s pop on over to Gliggles Galore where Mariah will give you some step-by-step instructions how you can start to create your own.  Have fun crafting!

Carrot Patch Dirt Pudding Cups By Erica Piter

These easy Easter Carrot Patch Dirt Pudding Cups are so cute and the kids will love them. Your family will think you are the coolest mom or grandma in the world!  Turn your strawberries into carrots by dipping them into orange chocolate candy melts.  You can also put them in mason jars and you will have the most adorable Carrot Pudding Cups you will see this spring!  Crush up some Oreo’ to make the dirt and you will have a perfect Easter treat.

Carrot Patch Dirt Pudding Cups

These will be so cute on an Easter dessert table, and the individual cups make them so handy.  Let me take you on over to the Sweet Tooth to get your recipe and ingredients.  These would be so cute for an outdoor party!  Have fun baking and happy spring, my friends!

I hope you have been inspired with today’s fun projects!  Always remember that creativity involves breaking out of your traditional style, so never hesitate to try something new.  I will look forward to seeing you all back here next week so I can share some more fun and crafting inspiration!  Have a wonderful week!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Easter

Happy spring, everyone!  And happy April Fool’s Day!  Another fabulous weekend is here and I hope you are enjoying warmer spring weather.  I thank each and everyone of you for sharing part of your day with me.  I have some wonderful inspirational projects to share from some very talented designers.  I hope you take the time to enjoy and create some of the fun projects I have to share.

Favorite Gardener By Missy Whidden

When you scrapbook it is a great joy to feel the fulfillment that comes from the projects you have created.  As scrapbookers, we know it is all about preserving and sharing memories for your family, friends, and future generations.  This masterpiece layout definitely showcases just how to beautifully capture a very special moment.

Favorite Gardener

With spring in the air; we soon will see many beautiful flowers, and Missy created her layout around a floral theme.  This is such a great way to break out those treasured scraps you have been hanging onto, and transform them into your beautiful layout.  Missy fussy cut flowers out of bright fun colors, and to contrast those colors she added some blue acrylic paint to white cardstock for the background.  For a full tutorial on how Missy created this adorable layout, click here and I will take you to her video.  Be sure to visit Little Nugget Creations blog where you will see more of Missy’s outstanding projects.  You will not want to miss out on any of her wonderful projects – it will be a real treat to follow her!

Happy Easter By Yana Smakula

Easter is not too far away so now is a good time to start making your Easter cards, from cute and cuddly to inspirational and elegant.  I love Easter and this time of the year.  When I came upon this adorable card created by Yana Smakula, I knew I just had to share it with you.  Pull out your favorite markers and Easter images and have some fun coloring and bringing that spring feeling into the air!

Happy Easter

I just love how creative you can get using kraft paper.  Today I want to share some step-by-step instructions given by Yana Smakula just by clicking here.  You will be able to make two of her spring cards as well as the Easter card, using the Spring Seeds stamp by Simon Says.  These are not only fun to create, but they are absolutely adorable.  Can you just imagine the look on the faces of the ones who will receive these darling cards?  Nothing is more priceless then receiving a handmade card that is delivered by mail from someone so special!

Office Memo Board By Ashely Broviak

This Wood Chicken Wire Memo Board is perfect for your office or any other room.  This fabulous memo board will be an eye-catching decor piece for your home.  Personalize it by adding photos, reminders, calendars, recipes, notes, some embellishments, or just some odds and ends for your entry display!  This is much more attractive than the good old cork board.  This would make such a great gift!

Office Memo Board

I just love the use of the clothespins to hang up wedding invitations and cards so they can be displayed and not just end up in a pile somewhere.  Click here and I would love to escort you over to the Little Glass Jar where you will find how to make one of your own.  A big thank you goes out to Ashely Broviak for sharing this outstanding project.  What a fun home decor item, along with some great organization!

Malted Coconut Cake By Country Living

This is an Easter dessert that is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!  This beautiful cake will be the hit of your Easter dinner, not to mention how impressive it will look!  This cake is almost too pretty to eat (but also too delicious not to).  If you love coconut this is the cake for you!  This towering creation is loaded with coconut flavor.

Malted Coconut Cake

You can certainly put a spin on it for other spring occasions such as a Mother’s Day luncheon or even a fun baby shower.  Whatever the occasion is, this outstanding cake will become one of your favorite cake recipes.  I know you are dying to get this recipe, so let me take you over to Country Living where you will find the ingredients and recipe to this fabulous cake.  Enjoy baking, everyone!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday with some more fabulous projects.  Be sure to take some time and check out the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows coming up this year.  Click here and I will take you over to our website so you can start your planning for an amazing weekend with some of your family or friends.  I sure hope to see you there!

LeAnn

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Love You So Much

Welcome back this beautiful spring day.  I hope you have had a fabulous week! I have collected another batch of lovely projects for your crafting inspiration, and hope you will find plenty of time this weekend to enjoy being creative!

Life Is Lovely By Gail Lindner

Scrapbook pages are always such a great reminder of all that is special to us; they are a record of your journey through life.  As we scrapbook, it is our responsibility to gather these precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks.  Don’t tuck them away in a drawer! Bring them out and add some enjoyment to your life.   As you scrapbook your photos, take the time to reminisce about those precious photos.

Life Is Lovely

Gail Lindner is a fabulous designer for American Crafts.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Gail for sharing her masterpiece of inspiration with us today.  Click here to receive some step-by-step instructions on how Gail put her layout together.

Love You So Much By Debby Hughes

I’m a sucker for bicycles and I just love the balloon tied to the handlebar. I love cards that pour out love, and you really feel that with this adorable card.  Is there anything more classic than a bike with a balloon?  Another wonderful inspiration from Debby Hughes!

Love You So Much

I love how the bicycle was stamped and colored on kraft paper.  It portrays a classic, old-fashioned look. Whether you keep your card simple or very detailed, your creation will always stand out and be remembered.  Click here and I will escort you over to spend some time with Debby Hughes.  You are sure to love her blog and will certainly be inspired by all of her beautiful projects.  What a choice card to brighten up someone’s day!  I hope you will be inspired to give this one a try.

Chic French Jars By Diana

These outstanding Chic French Jars are perfect to put some spring decorating into your home.  Be sure to keep some of those mason jars or decorative jars that you would normally just throw out.  Using different shapes and sizes will create depth, height, and add some texture to your home decor.  Add some fresh flowers, or any type of greenery, to give your home a fresh and clean look. These fun jars will be so fabulous in your home and will add something that not everyone has!

Chic French Jars

Use the Chic French jars as vases or use them to hold your kitchen utensils, pencils, makeup brushes, etc.  The possibilities are endless!  Let me take you on over to Dreams Factory where you will find a full tutorial and supplies on how to create your own jars.  Look around your home and you will find the most amazing jars right under your nose.  These jars are truly versatile and you will find many reasons why you will love them so much!  Have fun creating!

Rocky Road Brownies By Camille

Remember old-fashioned rocky road ice cream?  Anyone who likes rocky road ice cream will like these moist, fudge brownies.  Get that same delicious chocolate, marshmallow, and peanut taste all in a rich, fudgy, yummy brownie!

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies are amazing.  Feeling crazy for a sweet treat?  Come with me over to Six Sisters Stuff where you can get your recipe to make some for tonight’s dinner or a weekend treat!  A big thank you to Camille for sharing her wonderful recipe with us.

I hope you have been inspired today.  I will be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine on March 31st and April 1st.  If you are attending our show, please stop by the Registration Desk and say hello, I would love to see you!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

LeAnn

 

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Vellum Overlay Cards

Do you have spring fever?  I know I sure do!  After the winter most of us had, I am sure you are ready for some beautiful spring-themed projects.  With spring on it’s way, it is also a reminder that Easter is just around the corner.  When I think about spring or Easter, pretty pastel colors and flowers come to mind.  So with that said, I would like to share some fun projects using flowers.  I hope today you will be inspired with these fun spring projects.

Best Days Of Our Lives By Alicia McNamara

We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout, card, or mixed media project. Alicia has definitely demonstrated this in this layout. We often use the term “Happy Papercrafting” because we know the opportunities with paper are so much more than just on the page.  Today, Alicia shares her gorgeous example of beautiful altered art. I would also like to share a tip that will help you when creating your outstanding layouts.  TIP: Choose a focal point on your layout and then create embellishments that will continue to tell the story from that point.  It is amazing how well this works!

Best Days Of Our Lives

Alicia’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements.  It is really light and colored with some pastels, but there are also some black parts here and there to give it a nice contrast.  I absolutely love that!  Alicia adds wording perfectly and it tells so much about the photo.  This layout is certainly an eye catcher and is very well done.  Let me take you over to Time to Create where you can write down all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at Alicia’s blog to see more of her beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Vellum Overlay Cards By Jennifer McGuire

Not sure how to use vellum?   Do you ever struggle using vellum?  Here’s a fun technique using vellum that will turn your curiosity (or struggles) into having fun and being very creative.  You will enjoy working with vellum so much that I guarantee you will make many more projects using it. These beautiful cards created by Jennifer McGuire have a vellum overlay that give each one a very soft look.

Vellum Overlay Cards

Jennifer started her cards by simply using white embossing powder to emboss the floral image on vellum.  There is a little bit of glitter added to the lines of the flower for extra interest and a pearl added to the center. Adding some color to her image, she started by stamping the layering floral image with the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set using different shades of Altenew ink on a small note card.  Let me escort you over to watch Jennifer’s YouTube Video on how she created her card, along with her step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love every minute of her video.  Step out of your comfort zone and take some time to experiment and just have fun creating!

Absolutely Beautiful By Melissa Phillips

Cards might be little, but they are packed with so much inspiration.  This is one of those cards that can be so versatile.  Send it as a Spring, Hello, Birthday, Thinking Of You, or even an Easter Card.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this adorable card in the mail?

Absolutely Beautiful

Melissa’s card started with the word beautiful to create the theme for her card.  She used the Reverse Confetti You’re So stamp set for her sentiment.  The beauty of this stamp set is it has four uplifting words that can be mixed and matched to create numerous uplifting sentiments.  She also used the Blooms ‘N Buds stamp set to create the pretty blossoms.  For the background, Melissa used the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts.  Melissa’s creativity is amazing!  I love her combinations and the colors she chose are so pretty and perfect!  Click here and I will take you over to see more of Melissa’s wonderful talent and fabulous creations.

Luscious Lemon Cake By Christi Johnstone

Lemon desserts always make me think of spring, so I wanted to take a moment to share this Luscious Lemon Cake with you.  This cheery lemon cake is perfect for Easter or any festive occasions.  Lemon is one of my absolute favorites and this Luscious Lemon Cake is both easy and delicious.  You won’t want just one bite!

Luscious Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is probably one of the best I have ever made.  Being that lemon is one of my favorite flavors; I have been making lemon cakes for many years.  My children said that this has to be a new tradition in the family and I am to bring this cake now whenever we have get togethers.  Let me take you on over to Love From the Oven where Christi Johnstone will share her recipe with you.  Be sure and grab your pen and paper, because this is one recipe you will want to make to share with your family and friends!

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been inspired today to try something new.  I am looking forward to seeing you back next week.  Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Love You

Hello, my friends!  Welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper.  I just returned home from our first fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show of the year.  I love going to the shows and having you come by and say hello to me.  It is so fun to see you and to receive a big hug!  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today.  I hope you will find some time this weekend to create some of your own.

Love You By Amanda Baldwin

Scrapbook pages are always a great reminder of all that is special to us; they are a great record of your journey and the people in your life.  So as a scrapbooker, it is so important to take those precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks.  When I came upon this beautiful layout I was drawn to all the fine details that Amanda created; this is such a fabulous design that uses lovely colors and showcases her precious photo.

 

Love You

Amanda created this pretty layout using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  She started out by drawing a large circle onto her cardstock and then added watercolors over and around the circle.  After that had dried, she did some machine stitching around the circle repeatedly to create a gentle, textured look.  After gluing her butterflies into position she filled the gaps with die cuts, wood veneers, and enamel dots.  Amanda’s layout is so soft and elegant; I love it!  I would like to say thank you to Amanda for sharing her talent with us.  She is one of the fabulous design team members at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Click here and I will take you over to her blog Happy Arty Days where you will see more of her outstanding talent.  You will definitely be inspired to start that next page!

They Say It’s Your Birthday By Kay Miller

Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved, especially on their special day.  Who doesn’t love cards?  Whether the are simple or detailed; cards are not only fun to give but are also very fun to make.  This one is for those who love to stamp and color.  This sweet card is also one that you can change the sentiment to and use it for several different occasions.

They Say It's Your Birthday

This is such a cheerful card!  Kay used the stamp Forget Me Not for her flowers, and some different dies to add some dimension.  Come over with me to My Joyful Moments where you will find all of the supplies you will need to get started on creating one of your own.  Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come to the person who receives this one in the mail?  Not only will this card warm the heart, but it will be treasured for a life time.

Clip Frame By Shanty 2 Chic

A clip frame is perfect for when you want to display a favorite photograph or artwork without the distraction of a frame.  What’s the best part of this fun frame?  It will only cost you around five dollars to make. Yes, you heard that right!  Clip frames feature an easy-to-use clasp that makes your photos stand out in a unique way, so the artwork stands alone.

Clip Frame

Find a special space on your walls, or set this on a table where you can show off that special photo.  Create several of these rustic warm wood frames and personalize your display.  Let me take you over to Shanty 2 Chic where you can see a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions.   You will love this blog so be sure to check out more of their fabulous projects.  You will be so inspired to make many more Do It Yourself projects!

Thin Mint Truffles By Stephanie Hann

What a perfect time to make and share these Thin Mint Truffles.  Not only do they honor Girl Scout cookie season, but the are also a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day as well.  If you have bought some Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts this year, and still have a box or two, you really need to give this recipe a try.

Thin Mint Truffles

These little balls of goodness are amazing (especially if you love the mint and chocolate combo).  Best part about them, no baking required and only four ingredients needed! I recommend making a double batch because from my experience, they disappear rather fast.  Store them in the freezer, as you would with your Girl Scout cookies.  This will savor the truffles a little bit slower… that is, if you don’t eat them all in one sitting. 🙂  I know you are wanting to write down this recipe so click here and I will escort you over to Cookin’ Cowgirl.  Let’s just say… these will be a big hit with your family and friends!

Thank you for your time today!  Life get so busy, so I appreciate you stopping by.  I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy.  Weekends go by way too fast, so make the most of yours!  Be sure to hug those you love and spend some good quality time with them.

See you back next weekend!

LeAnn

 

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Thank You For Your Kindess

It’s a brand new week of inspiration here at Weekly Scrapper!  We always have wonderful and talented designers that come up with the most awesome and fun ideas to share with you.  You will be inspired today by a scrapbook layout, a watercolor card, a fabulous DIY project with photos onto wood, and last but not least, yummy and beautiful strawberry mini cupcakes.  The possibilities are endless!  Sit back and enjoy!

Hello Tiny Toes By Melinda Spinks

Do you remember the feelings you had the first time you saw your precious baby?  This is one of those scrapbook pages that will remind you of those precious moments with your newborn.  This is when journaling becomes so important.  Take some time and express your feelings of that day.  You can even write a sweet letter to your child expressing your feelings as well.  We all need inspiration and encouragement to help us capture the first years of our baby’s life so we can remember those “tiny toes” forever!

Hello Tiny Toes

From the baby’s birth to those first exciting days at home, every memorable moment makes for a perfect scrapbook layout.  Melinda Spinks, a fabulous designer for Doodlebug Designs. did such a beautiful job creating this darling layout.  I love how she preserved the memory of her son’s tiny little toes, along with the journaling that preserves the story of it all.  Melinda added stitching as an outstanding embellishing idea and the perfect personal touch.  Click here and I will take you over so you can see more on how she created this adorable layout.  You will want to jump right in and create a baby layout of your own.

Thank You For Your Kindness By Keia Shipp-Smith

Do you have Inktense water soluble pencils that are still sitting in the original box?  It is a great time to pull them out and use them. If you do not have them but love this card, you can paint with the watercolor pencils or paint you have.  Don’t be afraid to jump in and give this technique a try.  Once you’ve tried it, it’s all over because it’s all you will want to do!

Thank You For Your Kindess

The beauty of using watercolor pencils is that they leave an intense, translucent, ink-like effect.  Keia used a fine tip watercolor brush to soften the colors.  She then added dimension to her card by adding three die cut butterlies, a die cut border, and a sentiment to complete her card.  Using a simple design can become so elegant.  Let me take you on over to Confessions Of A Paperholic where you will be able to see all of the supplies you will need, along with how Keia created this beautiful card.

Transfer Photos To Wood

Are you wanting some different and creative decor for your home?  Transferring a photo to wood can become one of your favorite crafting techniques!  Transferring photos to wood is so much fun and surprisingly easy to do.  Once you give this a try, I think you will find yourself looking for more ways to apply this fun technique!  Creating wonderful artwork and making home decor is something anyone can do with the right inspiration and enough determination to see the project through.

Transfer Photos To Wood

With just a few easy steps and your treasured photos, a piece of wood will begin a beautiful home decor piece that will brighten up your home.  Let me take you on over to Pretty Designs where you will find step-by-step instructions on how to create your one-of-a-kind decor.  You will be able to hang these on your walls, set them on end tables, or create beautiful ornaments for your Christmas tree.  Let your imagination run wild and see what you come up with!

Strawberry Mini Cupcakes By Chelsea Haga

How could anyone resist these yummy Strawberry Mini Cupcakes?  These cute cupcakes can be used for many occasions from a whimsical party to a summer picnic, or even just a yummy treat for the family.  Can’t you just see the smiles on your guests when they see these cupcakes brightening up your decorated table?  Some desserts are almost too pretty to eat – almost! 🙂  These cupcakes are so pretty and the best part is that they are as delicious as they look!

Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

This is one of those recipes you will want to make sure to add to your collection.  They only take just a few minutes to make.  I discovered these fun Strawberry Mini Cupcakes on Gal On A Mission.  You can just sit back and let those compliments roll in because this cupcake is sure to be a hit with your family and friends!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have felt inspired with today’s projects.  Have a great week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday with more projects to keep you busy.

Hugs,

LeAnn