Saturdays With LeAnn

Hands Of Time

I hope today you are taking some time to relax and enjoy your weekend.  Since it is cold outside, go grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or even a good old mug of hot chocolate.  I want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration I have to share with you on this beautiful Saturday!

Dream Passionately By Cathy Cafun

How do you come up with your ideas to start layouts?  For me, inspiration usually comes from sifting through photos, which I love to do.  When I stumble across the ones I want to use, I usually come up with some quick ideas for starting a layout.  One of my favorite go-to ideas is using chipboard; its a great way to add some dimension to your layout.  This ultra-sweet layout was created by Cathy Cafun using some Dusty Attic chipboard. Using frames is a great way to draw the eye to your photos.  Other favorite techniques of mine when using chipboard include painting along with adding glitter, stickles, texturizing elements, and so much more.

Dream Passionately

What a wonderful design Cathy created, and her details are perfect.  Don’t you just love how she tied all the chipboard pieces together using flowers?  Cathy’s combination of pastels are glorious and makes us hopeful that spring is not that far away.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the blog “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” where you will be thrilled with all the inspiration! While you are visiting Cathy’s blog be sure to check out all of the other beautiful layouts she has to share.

Hands Of Time By Brenda Brown

This beautiful masterpiece can be used for a home decor piece or a beautiful card to brighten up someone’s day.  I love the texture that was created using gesso, modeling paste, and your favorite stencil.  You can always create a spectacular background by spritzing with ink sprays, mists, or color wash.  You know me, I am a big fan of creative and different backgrounds.

Hands Of Time

Brenda created this on a 5 X 7 canvas board.  There is nothing more exquisite than a handmade decor piece for your home.  This distinctive canvas is definitely the proof of what one can do when you open up your imagination.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Brenda Brown for sharing this beautiful and unique masterpiece with us.  Let me take you over to Bumblebees And Butterflies where you can find a list of supplies along with the steps of how Brenda created her canvas.  Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Headboard To Chalkboard By Christy James

Chalkboards are a versatile tool that come in so handy at home.  They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to fit the needs of multiple users.  Today I have to share with you one of the most unique and fun chalkboards I have ever seen.  I totally fell in love with this and so will you.

Headboard to Chalkboard

Christy found this fun old headboard at a thrift store for only $10.00.  It is amazing how you can find great treasures at the thrift store; and so inexpensive as well.  Who would have ever thought of a headboard turning into a useful chalkboard?  I also love the added hanging hooks to add a little more function.  This is one project I can’t wait to get started on.  I have the perfect spot in my home for it.  I know you are dying to make this as well, so come with me over to Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer where you will get step-by-step instructions by Christy.  You will want to jot down some notes and what supplies you will need.  With a little help from Christy, you will be able to create this adorable chalk board in no time. This will be one fun project to create!

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch By Christy Denney

The sweet crunch of this delicious Buttercrunch Toffee pairs chocolate and pecans for a winning combination.  This recipe requires very few ingredients and little effort, but the result is superb, making it appear as if you had slaved over a hot stove all afternoon.

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch

I don’t know about you, but just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.  It looks so yummy!  I can’t wait to give this one a try.  What a fun treat to have when family or friends pop over.  Let’s go on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out your recipe from Christy Denney.  I bet this will become one of your family’s favorites!

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and that you have been inspired to begin your weekend crafting.  I’m looking forward to sharing some more fun things with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week!

LeAnn

 

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You Are In My Prayers

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Welcome back this wonderful Saturday morning!  The weather here in Utah has been so beautiful.  I certainly have been enjoying all of the fall colors and the nip of the cool air.  It is such a beautiful season!  This is a perfect time of year to gather all of the projects you’ve been wanting to create and maybe even tackle some new techniques.  I hope to bring you some inspiration today for your next creation!

Life Is Better With Friends

This darling layout is sure to catch your eye as it is filled with gorgeous autumn colors.  I just love the vintage and distressed look that was carried throughout the layout.  Don’t you love the feminine details and the soft, pretty colors?

Life Is Better With Friends

Gabrielle added several different mediums which combine to make this layout very striking.  I am so impressed with Gabrielle’s layering techniques that really give this layout a pop.  This is such a wonderful way to preserve that special moment captured in your priceless photo.  Can you imagine what a heart warming Christmas gift this would be to give to a treasured friend?  This remarkable layout was created by Gabrielle Pollacco.  Be sure to pop on over to her blog Such A Pretty Mess to find many more of her sensational projects.  You are sure to be inspired by Gabrielle and I highly recommend you stop by often to see her latest projects.

Hello Autumn

I want to share with you another fabulous layout using a photo as the main focus.  Elina has hand drawn, colored, and extended the branches along with leaves from her photo.  She has added some die-cut leaves to the bottom to give some texture and depth.  This brings a strong visual impact to your page.

Hello Autumn

Leaving the background white enhanced the rich autumn colors from the photo.  What an inspirational layout!  Thank you, Elina, for being such an inspiration to us.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to Elina’s Arts & Crafts so you can take a closer look at the way she put this fabulous layout together.  Happy scrapping, my friends!

You Are In My Prayers

Recently I have had two very special friends that have been having some health issues.  When I came upon this card I instantly knew this was the perfect card to give these wonderful friends. This soft, elegant card would really warm a heart!

You Are In My Prayers

This card was created using a digital stamp by Power Poppy called Rose And Chamomile.  The beauty of a digital stamp is that you can make multiple copies, rotate, and overlap them as necessary to get the shape you desire. This card is one that you could change the sentiment and give for any occasion.  Break out your markers or even your colored pencils.  You will have so much fun creating this card with the digital image.

Wrapped Pears

With the holidays just around the corner, this beautiful dessert is one that will provide an abundance of compliments and be enjoyed by all.  These puff pastry-wrapped pears are so elegant and very easy to make.  You can serve them with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or even raspberry sauce; you can also simply enjoy them plain or top them with vanilla ice cream.

Wrapped Pears

We are creative in our craft rooms, so who says we can’t be creative in our kitchens as well?!  If you are looking for an exquisite dessert for your holiday planning, let me escort you over to Sugar Hero where you will be able to print out Elizabeth LaBau’s recipe.  While you are visiting her blog, be sure to check out all the other fabulous deserts as well.  I promise you will not be disappointed, and you will find yourself spending a little more time in your kitchen.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by today and spending some time with us on Weekly Scrapper.  We at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo really enjoy sharing our love of crafting with you, and are very grateful for you!  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to seeing you back soon.

~LeAnn~

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Blessed

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Well, another week has flown by and I do hope you all had a wonderful week.  It is so fun this time of year to start planning those fall projects, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. It is time to show you some fun projects that will bring oodles of creative inspiration to your day!

Captured Moments By Cathy Cafun

Today I want to inspire you with this beautiful layout that has a lovely vintage/shabby chic feel.  I love the soft muted brown, cream, and blue colors, with a beautiful range of floral and textures that give it that rustic feel.  This layout has all the components of a perfect page.  Micro-beads are a fabulous way to add more texture to your layout.  Cathy used a touch of gold micro-beads on the leaves by dipping a small brush in clear gloss varnish and randomly brushing over the leaves, which really gives them a pop.

Captured Moments

Cathy added a beautiful lacy chipboard coated with Dusty Attic acrylic paint behind the photo to give it a lovely, feminine touch.  She finished it off by adding a touch of lace to the torn layers and hessian twine to frame the photo. This definitely will pop and draw your eyes to the photo.  I hope you have been inspired by this beautiful layout.  Let’s pop on over to “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” where you will find additional details on how this fabulous page was created.  You will find yourself so inspired by Cathy and her wonderful talent.

Happy Fall By Anna-Karin

Here in Utah it is starting to feel more like fall.  The leaves are changing colors and the air is crisp.  I am having a hard time letting go of summer, but I do have to admit I love the different seasons. I especially enjoy this time of year with the vibrant colors and the beauty of fall.  With that being said, I would like to share this adorable card created by Anna-Karin.

Happy Fall

The beauty of Anna-Karin’s card is that it works great for an autumn card or you can turn it into a fun Thanksgiving card.  Anna-Karin always shares techniques that can be applied to different types of projects. The background of her card would look wonderful on a scrapbook page as well.  Come along with me over to Layers Of Ink where she will give you a full tutorial of her step- by-step autumn card.  You will be so inspired that you will want to pull out your embossing folders and stamps and begin your fall crafting!

Blessed By Kay Miller

This card certainly will brighten anyone’s day!  The beautiful watercolored background was created by using Peerless watercolors, then splattered with a little bit of red.  The “Blessed” sentiment is layered three times, adding some of the Fancy Foliage Detail die cuts, giving the the card a pretty, fall flair.

Blessed

This is such a great time of year to feel blessed, so I hope this beautiful card has inspired you to create one of your own handmade designs and mail it off to someone special.  Click here and I will take you on over to My Joyful Moments so Kay can share all of her products that she used in designing her sweet card.

Paper Hydrangea Wreath By Lia Griffith

As I have said, I am one that really has a hard time letting go of summer.  This is a great wreath for me to make for my front door.  You still have the beautiful summer colors with the deep, warm feeling of fall.  Who would have ever thought that these gorgeous flowers would be made out of paper?  The very talented Lia Griffith gives us some step-by-step instructions how you can create this beautiful hydrangea wreath.  What beautiful fall decor for your front door!

Paper HydraPngea Wreath

The steps are actually very simple to do, and if you do not have a Cricut Explore you can click here and get the pattern so you can fussy cut your own petals and leaves. I would like to send out a huge note of thanks to Lia Griffith for sharing this amazing project with us.  You can click here and I will be honored to take you over to her blog Lia Griffith where she will share how to create your beautiful hydrangea fall wreath.  This is definitely one that you do not want to miss out on.  Have fun creating this one, my sweet friends!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola By Kierste Wade

With school being back in session, you probably need some yummy snack ideas for lunch, a even or quick, running-out-the-door breakfast idea.  And who doesn’t love granola?  Your kiddos will think you are the best ever!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

The basic recipe is so easy and yummy and you can really add anything you want to it.  You can create it adding chocolate or peanut butter chips, raisins or craisins, and your favorite nuts.  If you are a coconut lover you will want to be sure to add that into your granola, too.  Your family will go crazy over this, so you might want to make a double batch it as it won’t last long!  Click here and I will take you on over to A Homemade Life Simply Kierste where she will share the ingredients and recipe with you.  Enjoy! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you next Saturday with some more great projects.  Be sure to check out the last few Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows of the year. Click here and I will take you over to our website so you can start your planning for an amazing weekend with some of your family or friends.  I hope to see you there!

~LeAnn~

 

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Wonderful Things

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Hi everyone, and happy Saturday! Since it’s Saturday, that means more inspiration for your weekend! I attended our Scrapbook Expo show in Orlando last weekend and met many of our readers. I came away full of inspiration from so many of you lovely ladies and your creativity that I couldn’t wait to get home to share some more wonderful projects with you. Get comfy and enjoy some fun projects that I believe will give you a ton of inspiration.

To start off today, I would like to share a masterpiece layout with you. I have told you before that Gabrielle Pollacco is one of my favorite designers. I always leave her blog Such A Pretty Mess learning something new and very inspired by her unlimited talent. Her layout today is a feminine shabby chic style, using papers from the Maja Design collection “A Gift For You” and accents using Dusty Attic chipboard. You probably would never have guessed that this was a Christmas collection. Gabrielle’s layout teaches us not to be afraid of using Christmas papers for everyday use; it is surprising how you can incorporate them into a beautiful layout that isn’t about Christmas.

Kiera

I just love the way Gabrielle added the zipper set, adding it on the inside edge of the banner piece. Her hearts, flowers, and vintage lace really give the layout that feminine touch! Be sure to visit Such A Pretty Mess and Gabrielle will walk through how she created this beautiful layout. I promise you will receive mounds and mounds of inspiration from her.

Are you one that likes to keep your projects clean and simple? Today I have a darling card that is clean, simple, and very colorful. What a beautiful card to welcome Spring! Create this card to get away from those winter blues.

Wonderful Things

Have you ever come across a template or die cut and wondered just how you could incorporate it into your project? Jump on over to I’m In Haven to learn from Lisa how she created this sensational card. You will see a few different styles she created to show ideas of adding colors or keeping you project white and simple. Thank you, Lisa, for your wonderful inspiration and allowing us to share your card.

If you are like me, you never have enough birthday cards on hand. Let me give you a tip!  When creating a scrapbook layout or any other paper craft project, you always have scraps left over. Don’t put them into your stash of scraps. Take five more minutes and use those left over scraps to create a generic card. You can add any sentiment onto it later. You will have so many cards that you can choose from when you need one.

Here’s another beautiful card, this one with a shabby chic look with some fun stamped flowers from Stampin’ Up!. Flowers can brighten our craft-loving hearts and also the mood of the recipient. In my neck of the woods, March is very unpredictable. One day it may be very warm, the next cold. Just as we start to pull out our spring clothing, excited to begin planting flowers and bring out our patio furniture, the weather decides to change to cold. But weather doesn’t keep us from creating cards! We can bring springtime into our creations anytime of the year.

Birthday Wishes

This darling card was created by Narelle Farrugia. You will enjoy more of her wonderful creations by visiting her blog, Stamplicious. You will be filled with so much inspiration. Narelle created her card using several stamps from Stampin’ Up! such as Petite Petals, Papaya Collage, Simply Sketched and Flower Shop. She also used the designer series paper called Afternoon Picnic from Stampin’ Up!. Don’t you just love the fresh look of the sweet card? It is amazing what a cheerful card can do!

Does your home need some perking up? Maybe you want a color change, but you’re not ready to paint your walls? Today I have a perfect solution for you just by adding some fun bright pillows in your rooms. Stenciling on pillows can change the whole look of your room and bring some fun in while creating them!

Stenciled Pillows

Stencils don’t have to always go on scrapbooking projects, wood, or furniture. What a fabulous way of using your stencils on these soft, fluffy pillows. Create your own look by using stripes, chevron, flowers, squares, ect. Let me take you over to The Cutting Edge Stencils blog and introduce you to Courtney. You will see her beautiful work and fabulous techniques on how to paint and stencil pillows. And they will take you less then an afternoon to complete! Give it a try; you will love the end result – beautifully finished pillows that will add so much décor to your home.

With St Patrick’s Day coming soon, this will be a perfect dessert to make for dinner that evening. Not only is it green, but oh my, it is delicious as well! Poke cakes are so creative and look like you spent hours making them. The jello mixture that you pour over the white cake makes it super moist.

Key Lime Poke Cake

This delicious citrus-inspired cake is like a sweet taste of summer. You will really want to give this one a try, so don’t pass it up! You will be a super star in your kitchen. Jump on over to Dessert Now Dinner Later to find this wonderful recipe. Amber will give you wonderful directions on how to create your own Key Lime Poke Cake.

Thank you for sharing part of your Saturday with me. I hope you have been inspired by today’s posts and you have a wonderful week ahead of you.

See you back here next Saturday!  Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Love You

Doesn’t this photo just melt your heart? Have you ever come across a template or chipboard die cut and wondered how you could incorporate it into your layout? This is one of those perfect designs that show you how to use your fun chipboard and embellishments to create the perfect page. I discovered this adorable layout on the blog Me and Mine and I knew I had to share it with you. I highly recommend visiting this blog as you will be so inspired with all of Audrey Underwood’s projects.

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Audrey used several different styles of chipboard adding some corrugated card and several different style papers.

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Each piece of chipboard was painted and some ribbon added a finishing touch. Don’t be afraid to mix and match with whatever you have in your own stash. I would like to say a big thank you to Audrey Underwood for sharing this adorable layout with us.

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Chipboard:

 

 

 

Other Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Patterned Paper (Kaisercraft)
  • Distressing Inks
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Bazzill Cardstock

Altered Alarm Clock

There is nothing more satisfying than to take an old object and turn it into a beautiful masterpiece. Don’t you just love this gorgeous vintage clock? Never throw away something that can be turned into a priceless treasure. This wonderful project will take your breath away with all of the beauty that was packed into such a small area. This stunning clock was created by Ingrid Gooyer; a very talented lady with so much to share. Be sure to pop on over to her blog Ingrid’s Place for more inspiration. You will be so happy you took the time to do so!

Altered Alarm Clock

Here is a full tutorial on how to make this absolutely divine clock.

Altered Alarm Clock

The empty clock first gets a coat of Gesso.

Altered Alarm Clock

Tear up some bits and pieces from the paper collection you want to use.

Altered Alarm Clock

Randomly take the paper pieces and glue them onto the clock using Mod Podge.

Altered Alarm Clock

Be sure to also glue paper pieces into the inside of the clock.

Altered Alarm Clock

Using collections that coordinate together will make this such a fun masterpiece.

Altered Alarm Clock

Paper clocks cut from patterned paper can be a fun extra touch to any project, and especially to this one.

Altered Alarm Clock

Randomly add the paper clocks to the project.

Altered Alarm Clock

Make some flowers for your clock using the flower die from Spellbinders.

Altered Alarm Clock

These pretty flowers were made with a punch. Punch them three times and add a brad. Crumble them up and shape a flower.

Altered Alarm Clock

Roll some of the pattern paper to use as an extra embellishment.

Altered Alarm Clock

When the clock is dry it is ready to embellish.

Altered Alarm Clock

Add in paper flowers and tuck in some white mesh in between the flowers.

Altered Alarm Clock

 Add some lace to one of the bells and also around the base of the clock.

Altered Alarm Clock

Look into your jewelry box and find an old piece of jewelry to add to the clock. This is a piece of an old bracelet.

Altered Alarm Clock

Add a favorite tulle flower to the side of the clock.

Altered Alarm Clock

Add some fun chipboard pieces from the Dusty Attic, such as a key, butterfly, and a flourish.

Altered Alarm Clock

Altered Alarm Clock

Here is your final result!

Altered Alarm Clock

I hope you have been inspired to create something that has been lying around and turn it into a beautiful masterpiece you will cherish and love.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy crafting and creating!

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Paper

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Die Cut

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Chipboard

  • Flourish  (Dusty Attic  DA0702   $3.95)
  • Keys  (Dusty Attic   DA0392   $3.95)
  • Butterfly  (Dusty Attic  DA0389   $3.90)

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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Mesh
  • Tulle Flower
  • Lace
  • Old Jewelry
  • Modge Podge
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paint Brush
  • Flower Punch

Happiness

This gorgeous layout was created with Dusty Attic chipboard.  I love the different shapes of chipboard on this beautiful page.  Life is such a precious gift and this amazing layout shows just that.  You can see how this young lady enjoys every moment.  Sharing today’s inspiration is Heather Jacob.  I would like to say Thank You to Heather for sharing this outstanding layout.

Happiness

Heather used the perfect embellishments with several styles of chipboard, along with adding some texture and flowers to her page.  She used subtle colors which really pops out the photo and draws your eye to the photo being her main focus.  What a masterpiece full of inspiration on this one.

Thank You for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day creating!

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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Dusty In Colour Pesto
  • Clear Crackle Varnish
  • Doily
  • Roses
  • Patterned Paper