Saturdays With LeAnn

Thinking Of You

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday!  It is so hard to believe we are already at the end of May. Time flies by so fast, and because of that… we really need to enjoy a little bit of time for ourselves.  I hope you will take some time and be inspired today to head right to your craft room, start creating, and enjoy the things you love to do!  I hope you have a fabulous Saturday!

Layout Three Ways By Shizuka Hirano

One layout can look many different ways by the use of color, embellishments, and textures. It is so fun to create a layout that expresses your personality.  When creating for others you may use a totally different technique.  The first layout today is clean and simple.  It doesn’t have a lot of texture added to it but is still so sweet and beautiful.

Layout Three Ways

Adding some texture and color to the same layout can really create a different look.  For the second layout Shizuka added some texture using BoBunny Fancy Flourishes stencil and New Pentart Stencil Paste.  Shizuka added some diluted acrylic paint slightly using a paint brush and this definitely gave some texture and color.

Layout Three Ways

If you are one that really likes texture then this third layout will be your favorite.  Shizuka stacked chipboard and cut flowers with added Pearlescents.  Glitter paste gave it a fun sparkle and gesso was applied to add a soft impression.

Layout Three Ways

Depending on the type of layout you love, all these simple additions can be achieved.  We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout.  Shizuka’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 BoBunny’s blog where you can find all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at BoBunny’s blog to see many more beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave feeling very inspired!

Thinking Of You By Catherine Cowles

Whether you are scrapbooking, making cards, using mixed media, or any other paper craft, it is so fun to work with the Lattice Frameworks die from Tim Holtz.  It will add a fun vintage embellishment for your project.  You can create a very distinctive background using various artistic elements just by using the shape as a repeating pattern, or smaller die-cuts for accents. Combine both for unlimited mixed-media possibilities!  Catherine Cowles certainly created a masterpiece with this technique.

Thinking Of You

You know me, I always go crazy over a creative and different background!  You can always create a spectacular background by using ink sprays, mists, gesso, embossing paste, and stencils.  I hope you have been inspired to add a little extra to your projects.  Click here and I will take you over to Daydreams In Paper where you can follow along with Cathie as she shares exactly how she created this beautiful card.  Cathie always has so many wonderful projects and you will always be lifted up by her talent!

Favor Box By Audrey Pettit

What a great party favor gift; you can even add your favorite candy!   I can see using this die for baby and bridal showers.  I am always trying to find a cute way to wrap up jewelry and this is certainly the fun box for that.  This die makes the cutest little favor box ever!  You will love how easy they are to put together.  I just love the shape of these, and they are a great size for any number of small treats and gifts.

Favor Box

These favor boxes are so fun to dress up and easily to match any theme or event.  Add a personal tag as an accent to your box.  You will put smiles on so many faces!  Come with me on over to Audrey Pettit Designs where you will find all the materials you will need to create these adorable boxes.  You will have so much fun you won’t know when to stop!  Have fun creating, my friends!

Cannoli Cream Dip By Dorothy Kern

Five ingredient easy homemade cannoli dip takes only 15 minutes to make.  Cannoli filling, in my opinion, is like an Italian cheesecake.  If you think about it, cannoli dip is an easier way to eat the Italian dessert.  There is no chance of the filling falling out of the back end, or the shell crumbling when you take a bite.

Cannoli Cream Dip

This would be a perfect dip for a birthday party, a holiday party, and even a game night with friends. It is a fabulous no bake summer recipe.  The possibilities are endless!  A couple dips with a wafer cookie will easily satisfy any sweet craving!  Get your paper and pencil ready because this is a recipe you won’t want to miss!  Click here and I will take you over to Crazy For Crust where you will find the easy directions by Dorothy Kern.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and that you have been inspired to begin your weekend crafting.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you.  I will see you next Saturday and I’ll have some more fun things to share!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Plaid Watercolor

Welcome back, my dear crafty friends, to Weekly Scrapper!  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  It is one of my favorite days of the week, and especially because I get to share my passion of crafting with you. I just love spending the day in my craft room and do the things I love to do!  I hope you will be able to take some time for yourself today and have fun with your crafting.

Best Weekend By Missy Whidden

When creating a layout, the photo itself is the major guide to your process.  Any time you are using a black and white photo, you can incorporate a lot of color on the remainder of the layout to balance the lack of color in the photo.  Have you ever noticed that black and white emphasizes the faces in the photo?  Missy did such an outstanding job on this layout.  The colors she used really give the photo a pop and helps it really stand out.

Best Weekend

Missy added some fun arrows and arranged them for her background, adhered them, then went over them with gesso.  She added some shimmerz paints, washi tape, and embellished with some die cuts, tags, sequins.  To top it off she did some machine stitching through the center of her arrows.  This is such a fun and eye catching layout!  Let me escort you over to Little Nugget Creations where you will find a step-by-step video, along with many more outstanding projects created by Missy.  You will always leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Plaid Watercolor By Debby Hughes

Today’s card is all about the plaid background. Can you believe this gorgeous plaid was created with watercolors?  You can get an intense background with watercolor paints!  Not all watercoloring has to be soft and subtle.  The beauty of plaids is that they can be used for both a masculine or feminine look.  I just love this plaid card; it is so eye-catching and a very fun technique! Handmade cards instantly brighten up anyone’s day.

Plaid Watercolor

Step outside the box and create unique watercolor plaid backgrounds in all colors.  You can create a card and design a greeting for any occasion from birthdays, holidays, and invitations to general correspondence.  There is so much joy that comes from a card made with a lot of love.  A pop of color can make it look perfect!  Let’s pop on over to Lime Doodle Design where you will be inspired by Debby’s talent.  You will want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!

Love You To Pieces By Shari Carroll

Here is a fun card full of inspiration.  Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from.  I love working with watercolors; it is such a great way to add beautiful colors to your cards.  This card was created using the Heart of Flowers Wafer die cut on top and a watercolor panel beneath the die cut. What’s not to love about this adorable card designed by Shari Carroll?  A perfect card to say you are thinking of that special person!

Love You To Pieces

This die is so much fun to play with you just want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  The possibilities are absolutely endless!  Shari has so many wonderful projects that you don’t want to miss out on.  Let me take you over to her blog My World, where you will find endless inspiration.

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies By Dorothy Kern

Cold winter days are a good reason to go into the kitchen and bake some nice warm cookies.  These turtle cookies have every indulgent flavor you could pack in a recipe.  Peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, all topped off with a pecan.  You’re ready to make a batch, aren’t you?

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the simplest cookies you will ever make!  Peanut butter and caramel are a dynamic duo, and of course the chocolate enhances both peanut butter and caramel flavors!  The chocolate on top adds a nice surprise, and the pecan adds a little extra flavor and texture.  Now that you are craving this cookie, click here and I’ll take you over to Crazy For Crust, where you will find the recipe to get you started making your cookies now.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by on this beautiful winter day.  Stay in out of the cold and enjoy doing some crafting!  Be sure to visit again next week, as I have some more fabulous projects to share with you!  Have a great weekend!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Miss You

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I have had a great time choosing some beautiful projects to share with you this Saturday.  I can’t believe the amazing creativity that pops up in our social media feeds each and every day!  Today I have chosen these wonderful projects for all of you amazing and crafty friends to enjoy.  Sit back and take it all in! 🙂

You Are Beautiful By Alicia McNamara

I would like to share this exquisite layout by Alicia McNamara.  Lisa added several different stamps and embellishments to make this very striking layout!  What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo. Look at the beautiful layering that Alicia achieved.  I am so impressed with her skilled techniques that really give her layouts a pop.

You Are Beautiful

Alicia added fun wooden flourishes and plenty of rhinestone swirls which give this a fabulous sparkle along with a fun, girly feeling and wonderful dimension.  The Kaisercraft Leaf Die is perfect for using as a space filler.  Alicia inked the edges and curled them up a little. Grab your darling photos and get started!  To see more of Lisa’s projects, come along with me over to Time To Create. Alicia will surely inspire you!

Happy Birthday By Betsy Veldman

As many of you know, I am a big fan of anything that is done with watercoloring techniques.  You can never go wrong trying out several types of watercoloring.  The best yet is that your project will always look beautiful and there will never be a mistake when creating it.  Each individual piece will have it’s own personality and charm.  This particular background was watercolored and then stamped with the Alphabet Soup stamp set.

Birthday

What a fun card to send out to that special person with a fall birthday.  If you haven’t tried watercoloring, I challenge you to do so.  It is so fun and will create some amazing projects.  Click here so I can take you over to Paper Scissors Superheros blog.  You will find so many wonderful and fun projects created by Betsy.  You won’t want to miss out on her inspiration and techniques.

Miss You By Virginia Lu

Isn’t it so satisfying to create a collage card?  The beautiful art of collage gives the impression of an artist’s eye and the imagination of working overtime. The colors are so beautiful, but it is the collection of stamps that truly make it extraordinary!  Virginia has created such a great mix of images and textures in this card.

Miss You

This card will take a little longer than most cards do, but its absolutely worth it!  You will need to allow more time to add layers and colors for each step.  Click here and I will escort you over to Virginia’s blog where she will give you her process on how she created such a beautiful card.  This will make you want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  Cards are a priceless gift and will be love and treasured by the person receiving them.

Planner Clips By Rebecca Luminarias

Have you created your own planner?  Planners are the hottest rage right now!  You can customize every month to reflect your style and to keep your life organized. Today I want to share a small crafty item that will add some fashion and fun to your planner. These are fabulous planner clips!  There is a definite planner clip craze happening as well, so jump on board and let’s create a few!

Planner Clips

As you can see by the photo above, they are simple, fun, and creative.  You can turn a few of your scrapbooking embellishments into clips with a bit of glue.  The possibilities are endless! Use your imagination and see what you come up with.  These paperclips will definitely brighten up your planner and add some personality.  They make great handmade gifts for friends as well. Let’s pop on over to Thurston Post where Rebecca shares some of her fun tips on making these darling clips.  Have fun creating some of your own! 🙂

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread By Dorothy Kern

It is getting close to that time of year when we start to want some warm, yummy desserts.  Today I want to share with you one amazing cinnamon roll that you will enjoy throughout fall and winter. The best part of this, they are made in your slow cooker!  How awesome is that?

Cinnamon Roll Monkey

This will bake for about two hours.  These will feed a lot of people, probably around 8 – 10.  Drizzle the top when finished cooking with cinnamon roll icing.  This will be a treat that everyone will request time and time again.  Simple but delicious.  Click here and I will take you on over to Crazy for Crust.  There you will be given the recipe by Dorothy Kern, along with the ingredients to make your fun Cinnamon Roll Money Bread!  Enjoy!

I have really enjoyed sharing these projects with you today and hope that you have been inspired.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  When you need some additional inspiration be sure to visit every day of week on Weekly Scrapper.  Each day you will be filled with new ideas that will inspire you.  Be sure to pop back here next Saturday, as I will have many more inspiring projects just for you!  Enjoy your weekend!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Gold Mini Paper Rose

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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!

~LeAnn~