Saturdays With LeAnn

Dad's Garden


Hello, my crafty friends!  I hope that you have had some time this month to relax and enjoy the warmer weather.  This is such a wonderful time of the year as we get ready to jump into all those summertime activities. Make sure to take the time to snap lots of photos!  My plan today is to inspire you with some fun projects to add enjoyment to your day and inspire that creative side of you.

Only You By Cari Fennell

As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories you preserve with your family, friends, and future generations. This beautiful masterpiece layout captures a special moment.  It is a great thing to feel the joy and fulfillment that comes from what we have created.  What a special photo to capture the emotions and story in this lovely layout. Isn’t scrapbooking all about recording life’s tender moments?

Only You

This gorgeous baby layout was created by Cari Fennel, one of Prima’s very talented designers.  Whether you just had a baby, a grandbaby, or even if your baby is now a teenager, this is a perfect layout that will be a high priority on your list to create.  Check out all the fun dimension that you can create using the boxed flowers from Prima.  Now that you are in love with this layout, let me take you on over to Cari’s blog Just Me And My Maryjanes where you will find the supplies and tips to start to create your own layout.

Dad’s Garden By Peet Roeven

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better way of telling your father you love him than with a handmade treasure?  Flowers don’t have to be just for moms.  Dads love and appreciate them, too! I thought I would share this fun card for dad with you today. This great card was created by Peet Roeven.

Dad's Garden

Sometimes coming up with an idea for a father can be somewhat challenging.  I know when it comes to shopping for my husband, I never know what to get.  However, I find that a handmade treasure from me is something that he will treasure for years to come.  There is nothing better than receiving a card that has taken some time and thought.  Let’s celebrate Dad this year with a handmade card!  Let me escort you over to Scrap Album where you will find all the materials you’ll need to create your own card.

Spring By Michele Kovack

Are you ready to try a new technique?  Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects for a mixed media project.  You can color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with distress inks and stains for more creative possibilities.


This stunning card created by Michele Kovack was used with the fun Distress Crayons.  Michele also used JustRite dies to create her focal point.  I love her beautiful arrangement with the flower, leaves, and ribbon, along with her beautiful color scheme.  Please let me escort you over to Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker.  You will find so many inspired projects created by Michele Kovack.  Enjoy trying a new technique!

Stenciled Garden Pots By Jennifer Priest

Looking for something to do with all of those clay pots that have been collecting dust in your garage? Let’s add a personal touch to your terra cotta pots and add some beauty to your porch, backyard deck, or garden.  Who would have ever thought to add a variety of art forms from simple to detailed painting, stenciling, decoupage, and mixed media, to a terra cotta pot?  Clay pots are smooth and the perfect crafting surface for all ages!

Stenciled Garden Pots

Add a little imagination and you will be so impressed what you come up with!  I highly recommend stopping by the Sizzix blog for a fun visit.  You won’t want to miss out on Jennifer’s great techniques.  Click here and I will take you over to a full tutorial video on how to stencil terra cotta pots.  Have fun creating!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake By Elizabeth LaBau

This is a busy time of year with all of the summer picnics, reunions, and parties.  This delicious cake will be the hit at any gathering you attend.  It is such an eye catcher and is every bit as good as it looks!  It is the perfect combination of chocolate cake with a creamy mint frosting.  A classic combination that creates a classic celebration!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake

This fabulous cake is made with a moist devil’s food cake, and filled with a smooth, creamy mint buttercream flecked with bits of dark chocolate. This dessert is one that will obviously only last no more than a day, two at the very most!  Click here to get this fabulous recipe.  You will be thanking me for posting this, so go ahead and give it a try! 🙂

My hope today is that you have been inspired and are ready to create!  Have a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you for the visit today!

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.