Saturdays With LeAnn

7 Layer Candy Apple Cheesecake Bars

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my dear friends.  On this beautiful fall day, it is my desire to share some fun autumn-themed projects with you. I hope to bring you some inspiration so you will want to pull out your fun projects and begin to create things that will make you feel happy and accomplished.  I hope you have a warm, beautiful, relaxing, and creative fall day!

Autumn By Nathalie DeSousa

It is no secret that my favorite time of the year is fall. I love creating autumn-themed layouts and I am excited to share this beautiful layout with you.  Working with your imagination is all about creativity and using it to take something as simple as a piece of paper and turning it into a beautiful piece of art.  Nathalie wanted to portray an outdoor setting, so she recreated some foliage for her layout.  Before laying down her leaves and photos, Nathalie created a beautiful and colorful background.  As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories and preserving the moments.  Don’t you just feel the inspiration from this layout?


Autumn

There are so many different color variations you can use to make your beautiful layout.  Put your own personality into it and see what you can come up with.  Your project will be amazing and truly inspiring.  Take a minute or two and visit Living An Inspired Life; I can guarantee that you will find Nathalie’s blog very stimulating and innovative.  You will want to jump right in and start creating your very own layout.  A big thank you to Nathalie for all of your wonderful inspiration!

Autumn Splendor By Cherry Nelson

It’s hard to believe that autumn is here!  It is a beautiful season when Mother Nature gives us majestic colors and invites us to be thankful for our blessings.  Cherry used a lot of chipboard pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and flowers to create her dimension.  As fast as the months fly by, it will soon be time to celebrate Thanksgiving, and with that in mind, I want to share this adorable card created by Cherry Nelson.

Autumn Splendor

The colors and designs in this card are so perfect for fall.  All the elements match beautifully.  There are so many different color variations you can use to create your own beautiful card.  Put your own personality into it and see what you come up with.  I know your finished card will be amazing and truly inspiring.  A big thank you to Cherry for her wonderful inspiration.  You will always walk away uplifted by her talent!

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin By Taysha Murtaugh

As most of you know, I just love Mason Jars.  One can never have too many of them!  Lately I have been using them in my scrapbook room for some of my embellishments.  With that said, I don’t really use the lids; so while surfing the internet for projects I came upon this adorable Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin.  I was so excited to share this with you!  This is such an amazing idea to re-use your rings.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

The Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin will be one of your favorite pumpkin projects of all time.  It’s cute, simple, and one of the first decorations people will notice when they walk into your house.  Let me take you on over to Country Living where you will see a full video tutorial by Taysha on how easy these cute pumpkins are to make.  The longest part of the whole project is waiting for the paint to dry.  Have fun creating!

I can honestly say I have never had a dessert quite like this before.  These caramel apple cheesecake bars with streusel topping are absolutely unreal.  Each layer is heavenly, and then on top of it all, it is drizzled with a fantastic caramel.  When I found this recipe, I knew I just had to try it.  My husband has now declared these are his new favorite dessert, which means I will be making them again and most likely very soon!
7 Layer Candy Apple Cheesecake Bars
Now that your mouth is watering, let’s pop on over to Carlsbad Cravings where Jen will give you her recipe and directions on how to make these yummy treats.  These are a perfect treat for your family and friends.  You will be sure to put a smile on their faces. Enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post and have been inspired to give these charming projects a try.  I know you will have fun creating them.  Thank you again for sharing some of your weekend with me; I look forward to having you return next Saturday.  Have a fabulous week!
LeAnn

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Ghols Just Want To Have Fun

Welcome back, my crafty friends!  The weather here in Utah has become chilly, and with days like today I really enjoy staying inside and crafting in my office.  I hope you will be able to spend your day creating something you’ll love.  I just love this time of year!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and since it’s coming soon, I thought it would be fun to share a few festive projects with you today.  I hope you will enjoy each one.  Remember, it isn’t too late to create some of your Halloween projects for the year!

Dream Chaser By Missy Whidden

Isn’t it funny how one scrap of paper can inspire an entire layout?  Are you ready to do some great things with your products?  Hopefully this layout will give you some added inspiration.  Who doesn’t love a little extra color in their world?  Even though there are a lot of beautiful details and dimension to this layout, the photo is still the first thing your eye is drawn to.  I love how Missy went around the edges of the leaves with some white gesso, and then added gold Color Shine and a few gelatos to add color around the edges.  Also notice the metallic gold machine stitching through the center of each leaf.

Dream Chaser

Missy really created a masterpiece.  Most important, remember there are no set rules when crafting, just have fun with it.  I highly recommend stopping by Little Nugget Creations where you will find a video tutorial on how Missy put her layout together.  The possibilities are endless!  Give it a try you will love the results!

Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun By Therese Dahl

Since it’s October, it’s time for some spooky fun!  You still have plenty of time to get your Halloween cards made and sent out.  This is one of those cards that will make you want to pull out some of your fun festive Halloween papers and put your creative mind to work.  This is such a fun card that really portrays the spirit of Halloween.  With Halloween coming up, what a great way to celebrate by sharing your fun Halloween cards with friends and family.

Ghols Just Want To Have Fun

Therese Dahl did such a fabulous job using the Grim Gretchen Set by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  The detail on this card just takes it up to another level.  Don’t you just love this ghoul?  She looks so vicious – such wonderful work by Therese!   I am sure you would like to have a list of supplies that Therese used, so click here and I will take you over to the Katten Mia blog.  A big shout out to Therese for being such an inspiration to all of you fellow paper crafters.

Look A Bit Frightened By Anna-Karin

Halloween is such a perfect opportunity to be creative.  With a little help from our crafty friend Anna-Karin, you can make some spooktacular tags to add to your yummy Halloween treats.  It is also a time when a lot of photos will be taken, so let’s get them off your phones and cameras and into an adorable Halloween mini album.  Let’s take this fun tag a step further and create a mini album out of it.  Just add a few more pages behind the tag and you will create a darling mini album.  What a great way to show off your fun and unique costumes, along with a festive celebration of Halloween.  Don’t you just love a project that can be used in several different ways?

Look A Bit Frightened

Anna-Karin used some fun techniques for her background.   She started out with a die cut tag and then added her patterned paper and brushed gesso over it. To give it a distressed look, Anna-Karin used the Slate stencil and Opague Crackle Paste. I am sure that your creative mind is spinning with all the different techniques that Anna-Karin used, so click here and I will be happy to take you over to spend some quality time with Anna-Karin and her fabulous blog Layers Of Ink.  Enjoy craftin,g my friends!

Halloween Cupcakes By Kelly Senyei

Spooky cupcakes make Halloween so much sweeter!  These sweet treats will both charm and scare your guests all at once.  Cupcakes have never looked so scarily delicious!

Halloween Cupcakes

These darling cupcakes are easy to make and those little hands will love helping in the kitchen.  What a great way to make memories with your children or grandchildren.  This will be a treat they will forever remember making in the kitchen for Halloween.  I just love recipes that look like they take a lot of time but are really quite simple to make.  Let’s pop on over to Just A Taste where you will find full details on how to create your Halloween cupcakes.  Thank you, Kelly, for sharing your fun recipe with us!

I hope you have enjoyed every minute of today’s Weekly Scrapper.  As always, I enjoy you stopping by on Saturday and sharing a bit of your precious time with me.  I hope you will get to those crafting projects today and have some fun creating some outstanding projects.  Have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday!

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

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Open If You Dare

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful fall day.  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  I certainly do because I get to share my passion of crafting with you.  I always try to make it a priority to spend some time in my craft room over the weekend and I hope that you do, too.  This is a good time to take the opportunity to try something new.  You never know what new technique you are truly capable of unless you give it a try.  I hope you will find some inspiration today and will also find some new tips and techniques in the projects I have to share with you.

You Are The Best By Kavi Tha

What’s not there to love about this adorable layout?  It is obvious there was a lot of love and detail put into this outstanding design.  It is so exquisite!  Don’t you just love the vintage tones?  Kavi Tha added so many different elements to her layout to play off the colors in the photo.  The Factory 42 Collection was used in this layout, which has the perfect mix of dark and light colors that is suitable for any kind of project.

You Are The Best

There is something about the vintage look that always pulls me in.  Are you inspired to do great things with your products?  Hopeful this layout will give you even more inspiration!  Click here and I will be more than happy to take you over to Kaiser Kraft Design.  I highly recommend stopping by for a visit.  They have wonderful paper lines and embellishments, along with a very talented design team. You will find some very helpful steps in creating your own beautiful layout.   Remember there are no set rules when crafting, just always have fun with it.  Happy crafting!

Open If You Dare By Keia Shipp-Smith

Make your own cute tags, greeting cards, postcards, or even invitations when using Sugar Skulls stamps and the coordinating dies from Taylored Expressions.  This is a time where you can keep the card simple and let the image take the front row seat.  Pop out your image with foam adhesive and give it some dimension to portray that festive feel.

Open If You Dare

There are so many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild by creating handmade cards, tags, and invitations.  Don’t be afraid to add both masculine and feminine styles, along with fun embellishments to get that perfect look for your projects.  Let me escort you on over to Confessions Of A Paperholic, where you can write down all of the materials you will need for these darling projects.  A big shout goes out to Kei Shipp-Smith for sharing her fun projects and her outstanding coloring.  What a great project to help you get in the mood for Halloween!

Wall Art By Pam Bray

Are you ready to start creating some fun Halloween decorations?  This fun wall art will be one that you will want to jump on right away.  Halloween is such a perfect opportunity to be creative. Halloween wall art is one of my favorite things to create.  I love the fact that they are so fast and easy to complete; they provide an instant gratification.  Not only will you love your completed project, so will your family and friends as you hang it up for all to enjoy!

Wall Art

Scare up a good time by creating a wall decor of your own.  You can make your home as spooky as you want this Halloween!  This is a perfect decor to add a little spirit to your home!  I would like to send out a big hug to Pam for sharing this spooktacular wall art.  Be sure to stop by her blog Scrapbook Flair so you can see how easily this project comes together.  While you are visiting her blog be sure to check out her other fabulous projects as well.  You will leave feeling so inspired.

Apple Cinnamon Bread By Glory Albin

Forget the pie crust and get all the flavors of fall in a quick and easy bread! This recipe makes the best Cinnamon Apple Bread!  I love the brown sugar and cinnamon topping, and the bread is moist, flavorful and tastes like apple pie in bread form!  A second perk to this Apple Cinnamon Bread is the fragrance that will bring a wonderful fall aroma to your home!

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Let’s kick off the fall baking season with this flavorful and delicious Apple Cinnamon Bread!  If you are ready for fall baking then this is the perfect kick off!  Apples, cinnamon, and sugar are flavors that are delicious all year round, but seem to be extra perfect for fall.  Click here so you an visit Glory Albin’s blog Glorious Treats where you will find the ingredients and recipe for this yummy bread.  Enjoy!

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I hope this beautiful fall day will find you with some time to create at least one of those wonderful projects you desire to make. Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you back soon.

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

 

Creative Scrapbooking with Sketches and a Video Tutorial

Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun layout and process video with you. Fall is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited! I have so many fun things to share with you and I get to meet a few of you in Denver, Sacramento, and Ontario. I will be teaching workshops at all three of these Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s. I can’t wait! I’ll be teaching two classes at each show. You can find all the details on those classes HERE. Today, I’m actually in Denver! My workshops start tomorrow! One of the workshops I will be teaching is Creative Scrapbooking with Sketches. In this workshop we’ll learn all about scrapbooking with sketches. Today, I created a layout using one of my favorite sketches. You can find that sketch HERE. I used the Jillibean Soup Farmhouse Stew collection to create this layout. I fell in love with this collection when I saw it at the SPC tradeshow in July. It’s the perfect collection for documenting all your Fall memories. Here’s the process video for this layout:

As I mentioned in the video, this layout is about our trip to the state fair. The colors and patterns in this collection were perfect for this layout. Using a sketch to create this layout made creating this layout a breeze. The layout came together in a matter of minutes because I used a sketch. I love creating with a sketch because it makes the process so easy and enjoyable for me!If you’re going to be at the Denver, Sacramento, or Ontario Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s I’d love to meet you and have you join me in one of my workshops. All the details can be found HERE. Remember if you purchase a workshop ticket your admission to the show floor is included. I’ll see you at the Expo!

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Paper House Productions


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Denver, Colorado on September 29th-30th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Card Making class: Life Organized from Paper House Productions.

The Life Organized collection features planners and planner accessories to help keep your life organized. But many of the products in this collection work well for any type of paper crafting, including card making. If you decide to take the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop at one of our upcoming shows, you will receive a sampler kit of Life Organized products that coordinate with the Autumn Woods collection:

Rice Paper Border Stickers, Flake Stickers, Puffy Stickers, and Stick On Pockets

With three of these products, I created this quick and easy tag:


I then added the tag to a pumpkin-shaped card that I designed in Cricut Design Space®  and cut out with my Cricut Explore® machine.


The tag is the perfect embellishment for this card. The foil accents are so beautiful on these products, and I absolutely love the autumn colors!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Paper House ProductionsLife Organized products will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Akron, Sacramento, and Ontario. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturdays With LeAnn

You Make Me Smile

Hello friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  It looks like there are many of you finding some “you” time, and that makes me very happy.  I am grateful that you are doing the things you love to do!  My goal is to impress you with new and fun projects, techniques, and creativity.  I hope you will enjoy today’s post.  Sit back, relax, and take in all the inspiration!

Wander By Amanda Baldwin

Fall is here with cool temperatures slowly creeping in the air, and Amanda shows a great way to capture that fall feeling using beautifully soft and delicate colors.  I just love the color combo along with the way that Amanda uses her printed binder chip, cut files, stickers, and beautiful, intricate doilies. This is definitely a layout that makes your heart feel warm and fuzzy.

Wander

I hope that Amanda’s work of art inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone and create something beautiful.  Are you ready to begin?  Let me escort you on over to her Happy Arty Days blog where Amanda will give you all the supplies you need to get started.  You will love the inspiration that Amanda shares, and you won’t want to miss out on any of her fabulous projects.  I highly recommend taking a minute (or more!) to visit her blog.

You Make Me Smile By Kathy Racoosin

I love to explore new trends in the crafting industry.  A new technique that I discovered, created here by Kathy Racoosin, is alternating a stamp and adding watercoloring.  The sunflower was stamped again, cut, and popped for more dimension.  Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, so this really brought a smile to my face especially on this dreary and rainy day.  I love the way that Kathy colored them, so I say pop this card in a frame and call it a day!  Who wouldn’t love to receive this priceless and treasured creation?

You Make Me Smile

Kathy has prepared a wonderful video showing just how she created this beautiful card, along with tips and techniques on how she does some masking and stamping to create a taller sunflower for some impact on her card.  Click here and I will escort you over to The Daily Marker so you can watch her short video.  You will find all the supplies you’ll need to begin to create your own card. You will also walk away being so inspired by Kathy.  Don’t forget to check out her other amazing projects.

Village Bungalow By Sarah Vouga

With Halloween just around the corner, it is time to get out those spooky decorations.  Why spend money buying decorations when you can create some wonderful ones yourself? (And that’s so much more fun, right?)  These frightful little villages will add a spooky flare to your Halloween decor.  This is certainly a project that your children and grandchildren will love and even help with. You will be the talk of the neighborhood with these over-the-top decorations in your home.

Village Bungalow

Village Manor

These creative decorations are definitely ones that will get a second look.  What a great way to enjoy the Halloween season!  You are probably dying to know how to make these and where to get the supplies.  Click here for a video tutorial by Tim Holtz and he will give you many creative tips and techniques on how to create these.  Be sure to visit the Sizzix blog for more wonderful projects.  I promise you will be more than inspired!

Crepe Cake By Natasha K

Crepe cake recipes are exactly what they sound like, cakes made out of crepes.  And if you are a fan of crepes, then crepe cakes exist just to make you happy!  When you need to make a big impression, this scrumptious crepe cake is an easy-to-assemble dessert that is as taste-bud-pleasing as it is visually appealing.

Crepe Cake

Crepe Cake
This is the easiest 30 layer cake you’ll ever make with 15 crepes and 15 layers of cream.  Everyone will think it took you hours to prepare but it’s really very simple.  Let me take you over to Natasha’s Kitchen where you will get all the ingredients and directions to start making one for your family and friends.  This will definitely be one you will make again!
I hope your week is ending on a creative high note!  In my neck of the woods it is quite chilly so with that said, it is always fun to take some time out of the weekend and grab a hot drink, snuggle up, and take some time to be creative.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you again next Saturday!
Sending warm hugs,
LeAnn

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Foxy Blessings

Saturdays-with-LeAnn

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my dear friends.  I am so blessed to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you today.  I hope you will take some time for a bit of creative therapy.  You deserve a little “ME” time after the busy week you just put in.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Fall Is Here

Have you ever tried working with clear acrylic?  I encourage you to play with your supplies to add different techniques to the acrylic. Embossing and inking, alcohol resist technique, or adding your own fussy cutting and adhering to the acrylic sheet are also great possibilities.  Leah Crow fussy cut leaves out of different patterned paper and adhered them to her acrylic sheet. This is a perfect time to use up some of those scraps you’ve been saving. Add a touch of color and you will create a beautiful look on your next project.

Fall Is Here

I love how you can go from elegant to whimsical just by the different techniques and paper that you use on acrylic.  How special would it be to add a photo of you and your loved ones?  Once you bring out all of your embellishments, the magic begins!  Be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps blog so you can write down what materials Leah used to create this wonderful acrylic layout. Have fun crafting!

Foxy Blessings

I just fell in love with this adorable little guy, how about you? And what’s not to love about this reverse masking technique?  The blues really allow the little fox’s color to pop. If you are not familiar with the term “reverse masking” it involves cutting out a shape with a die-cutting machine, punches, or scissors and then using the negative of the cut shape as a mask to cover up parts of the cardstock you don’t want inked, leaving the shape revealed to stamp and sponge.

Foxy Blessings

There are so many different products you can incorporate in your projects; Embossing Powders, Gelatos, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst are just a few.  To learn more about the reverse masking technique, click here and I will lead you on over to a wonderful tutorial.  You will see step-by-step instructions of this technique.  The possibilities are endless and you are going to love it.  I hope you have been inspired to give this fun technique a try.  A big thank you to Judy Rozema for her fabulous inspiration!

Thankful

Don’t you just love it when a beautiful card comes together so quickly?  I love how Lols added depth and dimension to this card.  The different layers really add to this card, along with making the flower very showy. Just by changing up the sentiment this can be a card made for any occasion.

Thankful

What a fabulous background made using the Woodgrain Background Stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Lols also used a dot fade stencil and embossing paste to create some texture. While the paste was still wet she sprinkled it with Vintage Platinum Distress Dust.  By using this same background you can create several totally different cards, or crank out several of the same in no time. With the holidays fast approaching, you could create a poinsettia instead of the flower to make it into a Christmas card. Now that you have an idea for your holiday cards, you can get started on them before the big rush of the season.  Let me take you over to Lorraine’s Loft so you can see all of the supplies you will need to get started.  Have fun, my creative friends!

Book Clocks

I love having things in my home that are a bit different from the norm, so when I came upon these fun book clocks I knew I had to create them.  I made a gallery using several of my favorite books for my craft room, and can I say “WOW!” My wall turned out so great!  I knew I absolutely had to share this tutorial with you.
Book Clocks

If you don’t have any books that you want to cut up, there are many flea markets or thrift stores where you can purchase these at very inexpensive prices.  You can place your clock hands anywhere on the book that you desire.  If you are doing several for one wall, I suggest creating each differently to give your wall some interest.  You can also set your clock on a table to create a fun home decor piece.  These make wonderful gifts as well.  For step-by-step instructions, I’ll take you over to Woonblog where you will be inspired by Tom and his many creations.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches 

I love, love, love pumpkin ice cream and cookies. They are some of my very favorite treats, so with the two combined life couldn’t be better.  I was so happy when I came upon this idea.  What a fun treat to serve to your family this fall.  This is a great treat that doesn’t call for a recipe and is super quick and easy to make.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make your own cookies or use store-bought cookies if you are in a hurry.  This is a dessert you could use any flavor of your favorite ice cream and cookies.  This festive fall treat will create many smiles and bring many compliments. Come with me over to Eighteen 25 to see how easy it is to make these!  I hope you enjoy every bite! 🙂

Thank you again for stopping by today.  I will see you back next Saturday with more great projects to inspire you throughout your week. I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your family and friends, and create fun memories that you will forever cherish!

LeAnn