Saturdays With LeAnn

Peony Wishes

Welcome back, all my friends!  I have some really fun projects to share with you today.  This week you are going to be very motivated from all of the inspiration I get to share with you.  You will be motivated to scrapbook, create a beautiful card, make a pumpkin chai candle, and last, but not least, a wonderful dessert you can make in just a few minutes.  So let’s get started!

So Very Loved By Anita Bownds

This adorable layout gives so much inspiration for the perfect layout about your newest arrival.  It’s a beautiful way to capture baby’s first precious moments.  It is so fun to create a layout that expresses your personality.  This adorable baby layout is clean and simple and really shares the sweetness of the photo.

So Very Loved

We all know how much texture and dimension add to a layout. One layout can look many different ways according to how you use color, embellishments, and textures.  Anita’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements, she has such a great way of giving layouts a nice contrast.  Let me take you on over to Neat N Crafty’s blog where you can find a video of Anita’s tips and techniques to create this precious layout.  Take some time while you are visiting her blog and see many more of her wonderful creations.  You will certainly leave feeling very inspired!

Peony Wishes By Laurie Schmidlin

Have you seen the new stamp sets by Gina K Designs?  These sets are Wise Old Owl, Peony Wishes, and the new Grand Greetings.  You will be so inspired with more of Laurie’s beautiful card projects so be sure and click here to see them.  Today I wanted to share this beautiful card Peony Wishes created by Laurie Schmidlin.  The beautiful flowers really caught my eye.  I love Laurie’s coloring and the vintage look that she captured so well.  Adding some inked edges and lace for embellishment really gives a beautiful finishing touch to her card.

Peony Wishes

If you haven’t had the opportunity to play with some of Gina K’s stamps, I suggest you take the time to do so.  She really has some fun and unique stamps.  I give all you wonderful crafters a high five for sharing those smiles by sending handmade cards.  The love that is put into a card is a treasured gift for life.  I hope you have been inspired to break out your stamps.  Be sure to stop by Just Give Me Stamps where you will find many wonderful ideas and techniques from Laurie Schmidlin.

Pumpkin Chai Soy Candle By Katie Enzenberger

Fall is the season of pumpkin spice.  This Pumpkin Chai Soy candle is a cozy and inviting scent that gives a warm, fall fragrance.  Candles don’t get any better than this!  This candle is a mix of soy wax, pumpkin spice oil, vanilla, oil, ginger oil, and clove oil.  A perfect scent for the fall or anytime of the year!

Pumpkin Chai Soy Candle

With the holidays coming u,p this would be a perfect gift.  Make some and have them on hand for other occasions as well.  They are so easy and fun to make.  Come with me and I will take you over to The Casual Craftlete where you will find step-by-step instructions given by one amazing lady, Katie Enzenberge.  You will definitely want to take some time to explore her blog as she is so creative and has many wonderful things to share.

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops By Kelly Senyei

If you are a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo (that covers just about everyone I know), you will love these.  This is not only a summer treat but you can enjoy these all year long. Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops are creamy and delicious, and they are packed with healthy goodness, too.  That makes them twice as fun!

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops

Tangy yogurt, peanut butter, and three additional ingredients are whisked together into a light and creamy mix that is poured into popsicle molds and frozen until solid.  Waiting for the popsicles to freeze is the hardest part of this recipe! Let’s pop on over to Just A Taste where Kelly has the ingredients and recipe waiting for you.  This will be a fun treat to let your children jump in and help.  I am so excited to have my little grandkids over this weekend to give this a try.  I have to say I am looking forward to tasting one of them as well! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have been inspired and found some great ideas for a fun crafting day!  Be sure to visit the individual blogs I have shared with you to see more details on these fabulous projects.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs to all,





 I just love these charming embellishments on this page layout.  Each one is so perfectly placed and really pops out the photos of this sweet baby.   I would like to thank Sylvie Hoobanoff for sharing today’s inspiration.  You can see more of her beautiful designs on her blog My Life in Pages.


Sylvie wanted to keep the focus on the darling photos, so she used The Sweetest Thing Collection by My Minds Eye.  This was such a great choice for this layout.  The colors worked so well and the grey woodgrain background brought out the black and white photos.


Creating this border cut from vellum Sylvie used the baby carriage SVG file from Lori Whitlock.  To give it a bit more dimension she outline the buggies with a white Signo pen.  This is such a precious page.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

Thank You for visiting and have a wonderful creative day.



Sweetest Thing Paper MME     Homemade Echo Park


Sweetest Thing Stickers MME      Sweetest Thing Chipboard MME     Girl Enamel Dots MME

Sweetest Thing Buttons MME     Baby Carriage Lori Witlock

White Signo Pen

From Your Own Stash:

  • McGill and Fiskars punches
  • Vellum Paper
  • Distressed Ink
  • Chipboard by Jenni Bowlin
  • Washi Tape

Favorites Canvas Project

I discovered this precious canvas project designed by Loes de Groot on the Authentique Blog. Be sure to stop by for a visit. You will be soon be adding them to your favorites.

Favorites Canvas

Authentique Paper and ZVA Creative products, what a great combination for this adorable baby themed canvas. This  is a perfect example of using your paper collection outside the box. This set is really an Easter Set, but looks equally as cute in baby-themed project.

I love this twist on using your canvas in a way other than the way it was intended. Instead of keeping things traditional, try using the back side of the canvas.  In the middle, another mini canvas was added for a little depth and dimension.


 Vintage buttons were used on this project. But don’t be afraid to use what you have on hand. Maybe you even have a few buttons from one of your favorite baby outfits? Wouldn’t that be a fuzzy 🙂  The ZVA Creative Pearl Flourishes match this collection perfectly!
The precious photo was printed on canvas. I love the additional texture it offers.  So sweet.
My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things & most important to have fun!
Thanks for visiting and have a very creative day.



Authentique Hope Collection

Altered Decor:

Masters Touch Canvas Panel


Authentique Hope Statement Stickers     Lawn Fawn Hemp CordZva Taupe Flourish

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Lace Trim
  • Button

Owl Always Love You

If I could turn back time I would have taken many more of those perfect baby shots, posed or not :). When I saw this adorable baby girl layout while surfing through Pinterest I knew I had to share. It makes me smile just thinking about posing my newborn sleeping baby, sticking this adorable owl hat on her head & still taking the picture before she woke up. I am laughing because I wish I had thought of it.

Owl Always Love You

Eileen from ScrapMuch? created this gorgeous layout.  You can see more of her wonderful work on her blog, the Scrapping Actuary. This beautiful paper line by My Minds Eye was the perfect choice for this priceless photo. The Paper Line titled The Sweetest Things is one of my absolute  favorites. The background paper “About Me” Collage Paper and the crocheted Doilies are so sweet, they really complement the baby photo. Don’t you just love the floral & chevron designed tape? It really draws your eye to the amazing photo without over powering it.  After all isn’t that why we scrapbook, to preserve those precious memories?

My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun!

Thanks for visiting &  have a very creative day.



About Me Collage Paper by MME     Cute Pie Paper from MME     Reasons Why Paper from MME


Crocheted Doilies from MME          Classic Champagne Bling from KaisercraftReasons Why Decorative Tape from MME

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Ribbon

Worth The Wait, Baby Girl

What a precious layout for such a priceless photo. Don’t you just love all the intricate feminine details and the soft color palette?

The big swirl was cut with a Silhouette, then it was coated with stardust stickles, or you can use a shimmer paper to mimic the pearl shine.  The glass beads are Robin’s Nest flat-sided pink beads. The title work is also cut with the Silhouette. The border on the right side is a Martha Stewart punch that punches a looped edge and then about 4 rows of lattice-work below it.  Weave 1/4 inch ribbon through the lattice-work, the add some 3D pink pearly paint dots. Use the Fiskar’s apron punch for the border around the photo. For the bow, tie three loopy bows and then leave long tails on the bow so that you could loop it to make a photo corner. I love how the ribbon boarder ties in with the ribbon photo corner.

My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when in comes to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!






Other Products: Martha Stewart punch, ribbon, Robin’s nest glass beads