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,




Saturdays With LeAnn



Welcome back, my friends, on this cool fall day. The weather where I live has become very chilly. On days like today I really enjoy staying in and working on some crafting. My hope is that you will be inspired with today’s projects and begin to create some of your very own. Never hesitate to try something different; let your imagination run wild!

Dream Big By Lisa Gregory

This precious layout really caught my eye, especially because I will be getting a new little grandson in about 6 weeks. There is nothing more sweet than a new born baby.  Lisa designed such a perfect layout for her sweet photo. I was so drawn in by all of the fine details used to create this adorable layout.

Dream Big

Lisa prepared her background by mounting a piece of white cardstock onto a piece of corrugated cardboard, then painted the paper with a Mountain Meadow paint color.  This was just the beginning of her fabulous creation. Click here and I will take you over to her blog where she will give you step-by-step instructions to create this precious layout.  A big thank you to Lisa for sharing this fabulous project.

Moments by Karan Gerber

When I see sunflowers I always think fall.  Look at the beautiful sunflowers, layers, and details that Karan used to pull her card together.  What a heart warming card to give to a treasured family member or friend.


This is the time of the year to send out a handmade card to someone special.  This card will sure to put a smile on their face!  If you would like to see how Karan created this beautiful card, just click here and I will take you over to her blog “My Heart On Paper.” You don’t want to miss out on this one!

I’m So Thankful by Tracy MacDonald

I recently have been pondering on some very special friends who have touched my life in so many ways. When I came upon this adorable card I couldn’t help but stop in my tracks and realize again how blessed I am to have them in my life.

I'm So Thankful

Tracy really added a perfect touch with her sentiment, and her colors are just beautiful as they sing out “Autumn.” To see more of Tracy’s card designs click here and we will jump on over to visit her blog, I Wanna Build A Memory.  I hope that you have been inspired to send one of your handmade treasures to someone special today.  Let them know how special they are, and how grateful you are for them!

Decoupage On Candles By Rebecca

Candles are all you need if you want to bring a cozy atmosphere to your home!  The perfect lighting they create along with the combination of a wonderful smell make candles a great thing to relax you after a busy day at work.

Decoupage On Candles

This fun candle was created using a paper patterned napkin. Can you believe that you don’t even need adhesive?  Pop on over to the Sinnenrausch blog to see step-by-step instructions by Rebecca. This fun fast project is perfect for a last minute gift.

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake By Nikki

Do you have a lot of parties coming up that you need to make a dessert for?  Today I will share with you a very yummy sheet cake that will serve many, along with putting a content smile on your guests’ faces.

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

This is a peanut butter lover’s dream.  It is moist, easy, and has peanut butter frosting swirled throughout. Click here to print out this recipe; be sure to have plenty of them on hand as your guests will be asking for it.  Enjoy!

Thank you for spending a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have a wonderful week and will look forward to seeing you back soon.