Saturdays With LeAnn



Welcome back, my friends.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects from four wonderful designers, and then add to it some yummy cookies!  I hope these will be some projects that you want to create yourself.  So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!

Heritage Portrait By Delaina Burns

I am delighted today to share this beautiful layout designed by the very talented Delaina Burns.  The astonishing moments with our family are not only to be cherished, but are so very important for us to scrapbook.  I love Delaina’s layout and how she added the vintage flare to set off her old photo.

Heritage Portrait

Delaina created her beautiful page using a stenciled background along with the Artisan Powder from Prima. She also added lots of layers by mixing papers, flowers, and metals.  Don’t you just love this soft, vintage look?  All of her embellishments are a perfect match to complement her layout.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog, Delaina’s Embellished Memories, where you will find the steps to creating this page.  This is one design I am sure you will want to use again.  A big thank you to Delaina for sharing this outstanding layout with us.  Enjoy creating one of your own!

Thanks By Inge Groot

I know many of you (like me) are enjoying the shaker-card trend that is going on right now, and I hope you will be inspired to make one of your own. I would like to share this darling shaker card that was created by using the Gift Box Cover-Up-Die-namics windows.  Adding beautiful colored sequins to your card will immediately add color to your background of your card.  Step it up a notch and add a coordinating envelope to your card.  What a sweet surprise when the recipient opens the envelope to find such a fabulous card inside.



Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend you stopping by the Patterned Paper blog where Inge will share the supplies needed and how she created this adorable card.  You will love how she used this window die to create a shaker card with a beautiful floral arrangement!  Thank you, Inge, for your inspiration!

Well, Hello By Cindy Lawrence

Today I would like to also share this fabulous card created with a new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Well, Hello Dahlia.  My favorite part of this card is the fact that it is a digital file, and the best part is that you can print it as many times as you desire.

Well Hello

Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular.  They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities.  One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored.  This gives you a range of new design opportunities.  Cindy shows us her beautiful coloring skills using Copic markers.  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 this masterpiece. Have fun creating! 🙂

Wire & Felt Flowers By Anna-Karin Evaldsson

These unique flowers are so fun to make and look great in a vase together, or just one flower on its own in a glass jar becomes a great little gift.  The flowers look very nice and decorative, and can be used for different things like gifts, napkins and many other items.  Don’t you just love the look of the twisted wire for the stems?  No need to cover them up with florist tape.  The mixed metals really step up the style.  Try making your flowers from other materials, such as printed paper, old book paper, leather, matte board, or any kind of surface that you can die cut.

Wire & Felt Flowers

So you are probably wondering how you make your wire twists, right?  There is a new tool out is called Twist & Style.  This exciting twist tool quickly and easily twists wire with other materials, including ribbon, raffia, cotton cording, plastic cording, embroidery floss, and fabric strips. The results are so amazing!  Click here to learn how to use this amazing tool. This video will show you step-by-step instructions and you will find yourself having so much fun creating with this tool.  A big thank you to Anna-Karin for another wonderful inspiration.  Have fun crafting, friends!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies By Ali Ebright

You have got to try these!  If you are looking for a cookie that will make you look like a professional baker, these are the cookies for you.  Not only are they so tasty but very appealing as well.  These are full of fresh lime, coconut, and buttery flavors, and topped with a light lime glaze.  They will become one of your all-time favorites!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies
You absolutely can’t go wrong with these.  I highly recommend making a double or triple batch, then you will have extras to give away or even to freeze for later.  Let me take you over to Gimme Some Oven where Ali has the recipe and ingredients for you.  With the days starting to get cooler, it is a great time to spend in your kitchen and do some baking.  Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and you have been inspired to begin some of your own.  I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things again with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week ahead of you and enjoy this beautiful fall season!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Hello Friend


Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!  I hope this Saturday brings a ray of sunshine to your day!  We are approaching a new week, and with it comes a chance to start over and try new things.  Today’s inspirations will certainly give you some creative and inspiring ideas!

Amazing Moments By Lisa Gregory

Today I want to share this exquisite layout by Lisa Gregory.  Lisa added several different mediums which combine to make this layout very striking!  She started by adhering paper to a piece of corrugated cardboard along with using texture paste.  I am so impressed with her layering techniques that really give her layout a pop!

Amazing Moments

Lisa added some beautiful flowers, giving it a lovely shabby chic look. This also gives the layout a fun girly feel with fabulous dimension. I hope you are as inspired as I am – grab your photos and get started!  To see more how Lisa put her layout together, come along with me over to What A Beautiful Mess.  Lisa will surely inspire you!

Out On A Limb By Keisha Campbell

Sometimes we just need to create something simply adorable! You can create this card by using two new products, the I’m Tweet on You stamp set and die-namics by My Favorite Things.

Out On A Limb

Keisha truly has such talent for card making! Take some time and visit her blog A Bit East-Coast to see more of her outstanding projects – you will be so happy you did!  Cards are always such a great way to let those you care about know how special they are to you.  Take the time today and create a unique card and mail it out to a special person.

Hello Friend By Debbie Olson

Who would have thought that these beautiful tulips are a digital stamp set and colored with copic markers?  When using a digital file, you can print and color immediately.  I just love the bright color and ray of sunshine this design brings.  This is a card that has such rich, exquisite, and beautiful coloring.

Hello Friend

This digital stamp set is called Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy.  This is one of those cards that you could give for any occasion, and with Mother’s Day just around the corner, what a beautiful card for a special mom.  Break out your markers or even your colored pencils.  You will have so much fun creating your card with this digital image. Click here and I will take you over to Thinking Inking, where Debbie will give you step-by-step instructions on how she created this beautiful card. A big shout of thanks to Debbie for sharing her wonderful talent!

Watercolor Wall Art By Debbie Hayes

Sometimes your beautiful creations should be displayed in your home for not only you to enjoy, but also for your family and friends.  This is certainly one of your masterpiece projects that you could frame and hang on your wall.

Watercolor Wall Art

This gorgeous watercolor art technique is amazing and Debbie uses stencils to create patterns into artwork on watercolor paper or on a canvas.  Be sure to click here for a step-by-step tutorial and supply list to create this outstanding watercolor.  If you would like to see more of Debbie’s beautiful projects visit her blog Paint And Pattern.

Lemon Cheesecakes By Kellie Grammer

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and these beautiful mini cheesecakes would be the perfect way to celebrate the day.  I know moms would love them! 🙂

Lemon Cheesecakes

I love individual desserts.  They are not only super cute, but they also give you portion control, which is definitely a good thing when it comes to desserts!  These are not just yummy but very pretty to serve.  Click here to get your recipe by Kellie Grammer at Tea Time.  I promise this is one that you will serve more than just once!

I have given you some things that will keep you busy until we meet back again next Saturday.  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the week ahead!

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From The Heart


Hello again, my crafty friends! I hope you are having a wonderful summer and have been doing the things that you love!

Summer Vibes by Vicki Boutin

As you reflect upon some of your fun summer activities, you may want to create this adorable layout created by Vicki Boutin. The mixed vibrant colors and fun embellishments will really add to your wonderful summer photos. Don’t you just love the dimension that these darling three-dimensional flowers give to this layout? Dies are such a fun way to create your own design of flowers.

Summer Vibes

Let’s pop on over to the Simple Stories blog where Vicki will give you some wonderful instructions on how she created this fun summer layout. Don’t put off putting those cherished summer memories into your layouts. What a great way to go back and reminisce on your fun summer!

From The Heart By Melissa Bove

This beautiful and warm card is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. What a beautiful vintage look with such wonderful distressed layers.  Even though there is not a sentiment on the front, this card says so much. It looks like a lot of heart went into making it special; every element added to its perfection.

From The Heart

For step-by-step instructions, be sure to visit Creating From the Heart. You are sure to leave feeling inspired by Melissa to start your next project.

Reading Together By Debbie Olson

Have you taken the plunge into digital stamping? After you see how easy this adorable card is to make, you will think about diving in and giving it a try. Digital images are so easy to re-size to the size you need them. Making cards can be a breeze!

Reading Together

Pull out your markers, chalks, colored pencils, gelatos, and even your glitter. Just think how much fun you can have creating with your digital images. Debbie made her card look a bit vintage, so it was perfect to color in grays. Pop in a bit of yellow to give it just a bit of color. I love the simplicity of this adorable card!

Frame Shelves By Shanty 2 Chic

Do you have an empty wall space in your home that needs an uplift? Today you will learn how to take a frame and create a darling wall grouping. This is such a fun way to reuse some of your old frames, or to dress up cheap ones.  Add color to your wall, or keep them elegant and paint them a soft white or cream.

Frame Shelves

Let’s begin to create a “Do It Yourself” frame shelf. This is a great way to show off some of your priceless treasures.

Frame Shelves

Isn’t it the best feeling when you complete a beautiful home décor project that doesn’t cost you a lot of money? Now that you are excited to make your own frame shelves, hop on over to Shanty 2 Chic where you will find easy to follow instructions along with great photos.

White Chocolate Espresso Torte

If you love pralines and chocolate like I do, I think you are really going to love this White Chocolate Espresso Torte with Praline. This recipe starts with a rich espresso mousse filling, chocolate ganache, with praline and chocolate curls. This is one of those must-have desserts!

White Chocolate Espresso

This fabulous recipe was found on the Tastebook blog. Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe. This is one dessert your family and friends will never forget!

Enjoy your weekend, and remember to take some time for yourself to enjoy your summer. See you next Saturday!

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Sweater Gift Box for Dad


Hello, my crafty friends! Is it to hot to go outside this summer day? Stay in where it is cool and enjoy some Saturday inspiration! After viewing these fun projects you will surely want to stay in and create your own fabulous projects. Enjoy your Saturday, and happy crafting!

Wonderful In Every Way created by Layle Koncar

Sometimes we overlook the possibilities of using digital stamps. The best part of digital stamps is creating them to the size and color you need. Just print and there you have it! This is one of those fun-to-design layouts.

Wonderful In Everyway

This adorable layout was created using a large heart die cut background. I love how Layle used the different pattern papers behind her hearts; it really makes the white die cut pop. What a fun way of using up some of your scraps. Adding her fun digital stamp sentiments really brings it all together perfectly.  

Happy Father’s Day created by Barb Mann

With Father’s Day being tomorrow, it still isn’t too late to get a special card created for that outstanding guy in your life. This fun card was created by Barb Mann using the Stampin Up’ Traveler Clear Mount Set.

Happy Fathers Day

This masculine card will surely put a huge smile on that special dad, husband, brother, or even a dear friend. Don’t you just love the background paper and the aged look? Click here and I will take you over to Splitcoast Stampers where you can find all of the materials needed to make this fabulous card.

Sweater Gift Box for Dad created by Mendi Yoshikawa

Sometimes buying a gift for a man can be somewhat challenging. I know when it comes to buying for my husband, I never know what to get! This adorable sweater gift box was the answer for me this Father’s Day. What a great way of giving him something that I created, along with a gift card to his favorite store. This can be adapted to fit any size box for your special gift.

Sweater Gift Box for Dad

A Maggie Holmes bow tie added the perfect touch to this project. Come with me over to the Pebbles blog and visit one of their fabulous designers, Mendi Yoshikawa. You will enjoy so many of her wonderful projects and will be filled with much inspiration.

New Life To Old Keepsakes created by Penny Ward

Do you have a treasured keepsake piece of furniture that is meaningful to you? One that you don’t want to get rid of it, but don’t know what to do with? Today I want to share a fun project so you can utilize that special piece of furniture and enjoy it thoroughly.

New Life To Old Keepsakes

By using a few inks, a stencil, and a sponge dauber you can create new life in that piece of furniture. Click here and we will jump on over to “Imagine Crafts.”  Penny will give you all of the materials needed, along with directions how to make your item become beautiful in just an hour.

Peaches & Cream Pie Bars made by Alyssa Rivers

This is the ideal treat to take when you are asked to bring something to a summer party. There is nothing better than a piece of peach pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. Today you will make something that is just as good and with all that wonderful peach flavor.

Peaches & Cream Pie Bars

These are perfect to take to your gathering because they are easy to cut, and not to mention super easy to make! They come together within 20 minutes with minimal ingredients. Click here and come with me over to the Recipe Critic for your ingredients and directions. Enjoy!

I hope today has filled you with lots of great ideas. Have a very happy and crafty weekend. See you back next Saturday.  🙂



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That's What Friends Are For


Hello there, my crafty friends! Here we are again for some more Saturday inspiration. Take some time for yourself – relax and enjoy receiving some wonderful inspiration in five different categories. I hope you will be inspired and take some time to create your favorite projects!

Sizzix Inspiration created by Genevive Rulona

I love interactive and dimensional projects, and today’s layout gives you just that. This layout features a fun envelope that you can stuff with so many wonderful embellishments and even more pictures if you want to. Our focal point is the envelope (along with those darling photos), so be sure and fill it with your favorite things. Layouts for boys are sometimes a challenge to create, and this is an adorable layout that is meant specifically for boys!

Because I Have A Brother

Genevive created this layout using several Sizzix dies such as Movers & Shapers and Thinlits, along with her Big Shot machine. She added some washi tape and stickers to decorate it as well. Some added journaling completed her layout. Be sure to visit the Sizzix Inspiration with Genevive Rulona for more information to create your version of this adorable layout!

That’s What Friends Are For designed by Pam Simpson

Are you one that loves using die cuts? I really enjoy working with die cuts because they make my projects work up quicker and also give them some dimension, not to mention how beautiful they turn out! This fabulous card was created with several die cuts along with embossing folders.

That's What Friends Are For

Pam Simpson created this fabulous card, completing it by adding some beautiful flowers from Heartfelt Creations. To add some color to her flowers, Pam inked the flower tips then added a pearl to the center of each one. Be sure to pop on over to Pam’s Creations to get all the supplies you will need to create this gorgeous card. This is one of those cards you can use for any occasion just by changing out the sentiment.

Dancing With Daffodils created by Cindy Lawrence

When I see daffodils popping up through the ground I always get so excited knowing that spring is just around the corner. I also have to say these are one of my favorite flowers. I just love the bright color and ray of sunshine they bring. This gorgeous card has such rich, exquisite, and beautiful coloring. Don’t you love the layout of the card and the fun leaf die?

Dancing With Daffodils

This digital stamp set called Dancing with Daffodils is newly released. What an awesome way to welcome in spring! Break out your markers, colored pencils, glitter, and even your chalks and gelatos. You can have so much fun creating your card with this digital image. Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your talent!

Home Sweet Home Banana Bread In A Jar Gift created by Annette Green

I remember as I was growing up how my mother would take over a little gift to her friends and neighbors. It seemed like it was quite often that she would grab me and away we would go with her little treasure to her friend’s home. This has stuck with me through the years and now I find myself doing the same thing. Today’s project is such a wonderful little treat to take into that special friend, someone sick, or maybe someone who needs to be cheered up.

Home Sweet Home Jar Gifts

These are so fun to make and very simple as well.  Annette Green used Graphic 45’s “Home Sweet Home Collection” to create these yummy and adorable Banana Bread in a Jar Gifts. A big thank you  to Annette for sharing her idea. CLICK HERE to watch a full video on how to make these. For more of Annette’s inspiration, visit Annette’s Creative Journey blog.

Caramel Nut Marshmallow Pops created by Glory Albin

Is your mouth watering yet? I couldn’t believe how yummy and fast these Caramel Nut Marshmallow Pops were to make. My family was so impressed and now I get special requests to make these for them all of the time! Chocolate, caramel, rice krispies, nuts, and marshmallows put into one delicious treat. WOW!

Caramel Nut Marshmallow Pops

These marshmallow pops would be perfect treats for almost any occasion. What a super fun favor, wrapped in a small cellophane bags tied with some pretty ribbon and a cute tag attached! Glory Albin never ceases to amaze me with her cooking talent! Let’s jump on over to Glorious Treats to get the recipe and ingredients to make these special treats.

Break out of your traditional style and create in a different way you haven’t before. Never hesitate to try something new! Hope you have been inspired today. I’ll see you again next Saturday! Have a wonderful up-coming week!

A Warm Christmas

It’s the time of year when it is usually snowing, raining, or just plain cold outside. Some of our friends and family celebrate their holidays in a warmer climate, however, and this is a perfect card just for them. This fun image is sure to put a smile on the face of the one who receives it in the mail. I found this adorable card while searching on Will Stamp For Wine blog. This fun card created by Kathy Curry will definitely put you in the mood for the holidays.

A Warm Christmas

Kathy started this card using the Tropical Santa Buried digital image. She copied it onto Copic xpress paper, colored it with her copic markers, and then added some stickles. Using the Spellbinders Standard Circles dies, she cut out three different sizes using red and kraft cardstock along with the colored image. For the background she used different patterned papers in strips and sewed them onto kraft cardstock. To finish it off, she added some fun red ribbon and red rhinestones to the corners of the card.

 A Warm Christmas

So find your favorite digital image and breakout your chalks, gelatos, colored pencils, and markers and just have some fun creating your special Christmas image.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!


tropsantaburied_thumbnail     SBC_pp-sr-s4114_0

Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Christmas Pattern Paper
  • Kraft Paper
  • Copic X-press Blending Card
  • Stickles
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing Machine
  • Red Rhinestones
  • Border Punch

Happy, Happy Birthday

With the cold winter weather hanging on a littler longer this year, I hope you are as ready for a summer inspired card as I am. I discovered this card on the Inspiration Blooms website & it put a smile on my face thinking of the warmer weather that is on it’s way. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit.  Michelle is a very talented designer & you are sure to be inspired by her designs.


Michelle colored the lighthouse images with Copic Markers:  BG75, BG72, BG10, BG0000, YG93, E79, E43, W7, W5, W3, W0.  She also used papers from Prima’s Moulin Rouge collection. 

Below is a second card using the same adorable Lighthouse image from From The Heart Stamps. I like how Michelle changed up the look of the card by adding the metallic corrugated cardboard and the May Arts twine. 


As you can see Michelle has some serious coloring skills. I hope today’s project has inspired you to break out your favorite stamp sets, some markers & have fun mastering your coloring skills.

Thanks for visiting & I hope you have an amazing day.


SBC_pri-842147_0 Moulin Rouge 6x6     lighthouse Stamp     sm10natural Twine

Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Cardstock
  • Copic Markers
  • Glue