Saturdays With LeAnn

Autumn Vase

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday.  I just got back from another wonderful Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show in Marlborough, MA.  It was such a fun time for everyone.  I was very inspired by so many wonderful ideas and projects, and I’m really excited to share some of those wonderful ideas with you.  Since you are here visiting our blog that means that you are ready for some wonderful inspiration and creative therapy. Grab your favorite drink and/or treat, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiring projects I have to share with you today!

The Fruit Stand By Mary Ann Jenkins

This adorable layout was created by Mary Ann Jenkins.  Shaker cards are all the rage right now in the world of card making. They are not only interactive and adorable, but they are also so much fun to make. And they are easier to create than you think!  Why not take it to the next level and add them onto your scrapbook pages?

The Fruit Stand

Queen & Company have adorable Fruit Basket Shaker kits.  You will totally fall in love with these shaker filling pieces.  What a perfect way to bring your favorite fruits alive!  You will have so much fun creating with these that you won’t know when to stop.  Everything coordinates perfectly and their shaker cards and elements are very easy to use.  Your imagination will run wild!  Let me escort you over to I Rock Paper & Scissors where Mary Ann will show you her techniques to create this adorable layout.  Be sure and visit Queen & Company as well so you can check out all the amazing treasures they have to offer.  I am sure your mind is spinning with all the fun and different ways you will be using shaker elements!  Have fun creating, my sweet friends!

Cafe Parisian Card Set By Elena Olinevich

You will love the contrast of the detailed elements and layers on top of these adorable cards created by a Elena Olinevich.  Elena used the Cafe Parisian Collection from Graphic 45.  There are so many stunning floral papers found in this collection.  The best part about these pages is that they are great to fussy cut to create your own embellishments.  Flowers add the perfect finishing touch to any beautiful project; you can see how adding a few paper flowers made each card more dimensional.

Cafe Parisian Card Set

Paper piecing is such a fun way to combine the paper layers with fussy cut elements.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try; you will be so glad you did.  Take your cards up a level and add some chipboard, stamps, and even some dies to create an absolutely stunning card.  Who wouldn’t be smiling from ear to ear when they opened up the mailbox to find this beautiful treasure?  So pull out your scissors and start having fun today!

Autumn Vase By Riikka Kovasin

Before we know it, we will start feeling fall in the air, and those summer nights will turn into golden autumn evenings. Why not add a beautiful touch of autumn to your home by adding accents of sunflowers in a beautiful autumn vase. Sunflowers are at their peak in September so now is a great time to bring some into your home.

Autumn Vase

This unique handmade sunflower vase was created by adhering some thick yarn and a flower-like embellishment to a tin pot.  Riikka added some different mediums to her vase to achieve this look.  You are probably dying to know exactly how she created such a masterpiece, so please follow me on over to Paperiliitin for step-by-step instructions.  Bring beauty to someone special with this handmade sunflower vase.  It will make the perfect gift!

Pie Shakes By Tonia Larson

This build-your-own pie milkshake can be made with any kind of pie!  This is the best way to use up any leftover pie.  I know what you’re thinking….leftover pie?  Is that such a thing?  Maybe not always, hahaha!  These are the best way to beat the heat or to just enjoy a yummy Pie Shake.  Keep this recipe on hand for when you have an extra pie during the holidays!

Pie Shakes

Please come with me over to The Gunny Sack where you will find a variety of recipes for different flavors, along with a video with step-by-step directions in making the best pie shakes ever!  A big shout out to Tonia Larson for sharing this fun treat with us.

Thank you for stopping by!  I always love our creative time together.  Enjoy your upcoming week, and I will see you all back here next Saturday and I will have many more fun projects to share.

Hugs to all!

LeAnn

Saturdays With LeAnn

Carousel Card

Hello my dear friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects that I have gathered to share with you?  I hope today’s post will give you some great “WOW” inspiration from these fun projects (and of course a yummy dessert)!  Shall we get started?  Kick off those shoes, get comfortable, and relax, because here we go!

Dream By Tina Stepanova

You all know by now how much I love creative backgrounds, and an inked mixed media background is one of my favorites.  The combination of embossing powders, inks, and sprays really make a gorgeous background.  Some stamped images in the background really turns this into a beautiful masterpiece.  Think of all the possibilities you can do to create beautiful backgrounds!

Dream

You will find all kinds of inspiration from Tina Stepanova on her blog Dare To Create.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find all kinds of inspiration.  The most important thing is to have fun when creating your backgrounds and layouts. Ok, now let’s get those creative minds to working!  Happy scrappin’!

Carousel Card By Kathy Clement

Did this whimsical card catch your eye as it did mine?  You can make this darling card for a very special occasion.  Choose unique papers and embellishments to design a card that is just perfect for that special person.   Kathy took it a step further and made it function as a mini folio.  This alone makes a perfect gift for any occasion.  Who wouldn’t love and appreciate receiving this beautiful card full of surprises and all the love that went into making it?!

Carousel Card

This is just a sneak peak of what you will see inside. Remove the little brown binder clip, and you will find that the front cover is just the beginning.   You just wait, you will totally love this card and will be anxious to make your own!

 

Carousel Card

Kathy created this fun tri-fold design using the Imagine Collection Kit from Authentique.  Are you dying right now to see how Kathy created this gorgeous card?  I am going to take you over to  Authentique’s blog where Kathy shows you every surprise she has created. On top of that, as an added bonus for you, Kathy also has a full step-by-step video tutorial.  You are going to love this project and I hope you will give this one a try.  You will certainly be inspired by Kathy.  Have fun creating, my crafty friends!

Quilt-Inspired Window By Allison Murray

Clear glass doesn’t coordinate with messy shelves!  Ready to hide away your mess, or just add some personality to the window panes on your cabinet?  You don’t need to get rid of that cabinet you are tired of, or even paint it to make it look different.  This is a perfect solution to give your cabinet a totally new look. I just fell in love with how covering the window panes with scrapbook paper brought so much charm to this piece of furniture.   Who would have ever thought to use scrapbook paper this way?

Quilt-Inspired Window

If you fell in love with this stunning cabinet and don’t have one in your home (but wished you did), visit one of your favorite thrift stores or a garage sale.  It is surprising what is available out there. Always remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!  A little distressing, along with adding some fun scrapbooking paper to the window panes, will give you a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.  Let me escort you on over to Dream A Little Bigger where Allison will show you just how she covered her windows and made her cabinet so charming.  Can’t you just see this attractive piece in your home?

Peach Pie Cookies By Vera Zecevic

This cookie is the best of summer in a bite!  The taste of a pie but in the size of a cookie; you are going to fall in love with these scrumptious baked treats!  Peach Pie Cookies bring you the best of both worlds, the deliciousness of traditional peach pie with the convenience of a cookie – no fork required!  I promise you can’t eat just one or two!

Peach Pie Cookies

Make an extra batch and freeze them for cold winter evenings where all you want to think about is summer!  Peach Pie cookies are delicious no matter what the season is!  You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.  Click here and I will escort you on over to one of my favorite food blogs “Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.”  I have to say that this will become one of your favorites as well.  You will love all of the wonderful desserts and recipes that Vera has to share!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us today.  Have a fabulous week ahead, and I hope to see you all back here next Saturday with more fun projects!  I always enjoy our crafty time together!

~LeAnn~

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Mini Wood Pallet

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Hello my friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope that you’re enjoying a nice, relaxing day, out of the heat.  I feel honored to have the opportunity to share some projects with you today.  I hope you will be inspired to get some of your creative juices flowing.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Picture Perfect By Belinda Spencer

When I share my layouts with friends and family, the first thing I want them to look at is my beautiful photo, and then take in all of the details that complement the photo.  After all, isn’t our photos why we scrapbook?  Belinda really creates a perfect balance in this lovely layout.  I love her soft touches of flowers along with the description of that darling photo.  Belinda has added texture and visual interest without overpowering the priceless photo.

Picture Perfect

Belinda altered the background by stamping, then heat setting with a fine white detail embossing powder. To create her beautiful background she applied a mist in orange and red, then spritzed with water and wiped away the excess with a paper towel.  If you are stumped and need a great place to start, you can always rely on Belinda for inspiration.  Click here and you will find all the products you will need to create this beautiful layout.

Do All Things With Love By Lynne Forsythe

When I first saw that this card was made with kraft paper, I couldn’t help but think of how many wonderful cards you could create with this paper.  I love this design created by Lynne Fosythe. Take a look at her India ink splatters and her ghost stamping; it all ties together so well with the honeycomb die and flower.

Do All Things With Love

Do yourself a big favor and stop by Lynne’s blog The Next Best Thing where you will enjoy more wonderful projects as you take the time for some creative therapy with Lynne.  You will be filled with bounds of inspiration and be so happy you took the time to visit her blog.

Beautiful Day By Kelly Latevola

Are you one who loves to stamp?  This project is a perfect opportunity to use the tool called the MISTI Precision Stamper.  The MISTI Precision Stamper is an incredible stamp tool that has a simple hinge design to provide consistent stamping for the novice or experienced crafter.  It accommodates both cling mount and clear stamps. This beautiful card by Kelly Latevola was created using the MISTI Precision Stamper; isn’t it just beautiful?

Beautiful Day

Be sure and click here to watch the video on the MISTI Precision Stamper, along with the beautiful highlighting and coloring by Kelly Latevola. You will learn some of her fabulous techniques used to create this gorgeous card.  Stop by You and Your Big Dreams where you are sure to leave her blog refreshed, inspired, and ready to create some of your own amazing cards!

Mini Wood Pallet By Julia Stainton

I would like to share a little bit of extra motivation to create something beautiful for your home.  Are you familiar with mini wood pallets?  These are popular and fun to work with, making it easy to create many new and lovely projects.

Mini Wood Pallet

Julia painted the pallet with some translucent paint which allows the wood grain to show through.  She spread some texture paint through a pretty stencil, adding some interesting dimension. Last, she added beautiful embellishments to give it some character and enhance her pallet.  Click here and you will see this project on the Maya Road blog where you will find all the supplies you need to create your own.  Be sure and check out all the other fabulous projects created by the amazing Maya Road Design Team.

Fruity Brownie By Nikki Gladd

Summer is always such a fun time to enjoy as many different fruits as you can!  They are not only delicious but also very refreshing, and at our finger tips right now.  Today I would like to share this yummy dessert, Fruity Brownies by Nikki Gladd.

Fruity Brownie Dessert

What could be more delicious than a brownie topped with cream cheese frosting and topped with a healthy dose of fresh fruit?  Get creative and mix up your favorite fruit toppings.  Add a dollop of cool whip and you will have a delicious summer treat.  Click here and I will take you over to Seeded At The Table to find the yummy recipe.

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing part of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been enjoying your summer.  I’ll look forward to spending some more time with you next weekend.  Be sure to pop back in next Saturday to see some more exciting projects for your summer enjoyment!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Paper Flower Mini Album

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Hello, and welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper!  I am so happy you have found your way here. I hope you will enjoy the fun projects that I have to share with you today.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy some down time for yourself.

Paper Flower Mini Album By Pam Bray

One can never have too many mini albums!  They make a perfect gift for any occasion.  Mini albums bring a smile to anyone’s face by sharing memories that have so much love and meaning. Not only will this be a fabulously warm and fuzzy gift, but they don’t have to take that much time to create.  What an instant enjoyment for you, and especially the one receiving the album.

Paper Flower Mini Album

This incredible mini album was created by the talented Pam Bray.  Click here and I will take you on over to her blog, Scrapbook Flair.  Pam shares all of the materials she used to create her album, along with the pictures of the inside pages. This is one mini album you will want to take the time to create.  It is absolutely adorable!  Thank you, Pam, for sharing this wonderful mini album.

Faux Tile Background By Michele Kovack

Sometimes creating backgrounds for cards and/or layouts can be mind-boggling.  Do you ever sit and stare at your project and rack your brain trying to come up with something new? I know I sometimes do! Today I would like to share these Faux Tile backgrounds!  Would you believe that these are created using 3D foam pads?  You can create any color that you desire, and they can be either masculine or feminine. Such a great way to think out of the box!

Faux Tile Backgrounds

This technique is not only very beautiful, but it also adds a lovely touch of dimension and texture to your project.  Who says that adhesive is just for adhering?  I bet you are dying to know how these beautiful Faux Tiles are created, aren’t you?  Click here for a full step-by-step tutorial by Michele Kovack. This is such a great way to use your favorite glitters.  I hope you enjoy creating your own Faux Tiles!

Fabric Flowers By Shari Carroll

This darling card has such a clean and elegant design.  It can be used for any occasion just by changing out the sentiment. What a sweet card that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Fabric Flowers

These flowers are so whimsical with their frayed edges and crumpled fabric. This is such a great way to create some texture on your card.  I would like to take you over to Simon Says Stamp blog where you will learn some wonderful techniques from a YouTube tutorial by Shari Carroll on how to create your flowers. This is such an eye-catching card – I bet you can’t wait to get started creating your own!

Rope Wrapped Terra Cotta Pots By April

Summer is one of my very favorite times of the year.  I love having flowers planted in my yard and my patio full of potted plants.  I like to have different types of pots so it gives my patio some personality.  I came upon these fun Rope Wrapped Terra Cotta pots, and “wow!” did they give some character to my patio.  Do you have Terra Cotta pots sitting around in your garage?  Pull them out because I know you will have a lot of fun creating these pots.  These are also great for an outdoor table centerpiece!

Rope Wrapped Terra Cotta Pots

Using a standard paint brush with your choice of paint, you can add a touch of color to the base of the rope wrapped pot.  Just add a few colorful flowers and you will have created an easy and inexpensive project that will add a touch of texture and interest to your patio or table.  Come with me over to House By Hoff where April will give you step-by-step instructions on making your own Terra Cotta Rope Wrapped pot!

Red, White and Blue Dessert By Kelly Senyei

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it is time to start thinking of a fun, yummy dessert for your get-together with family and friends.  This adorable red, white, and blue dessert will certainly catch the eyes of those you are celebrating with and makes a great finale to your festive feast. And its guaranteed to set off the flavor fireworks!
Red White & Blue Dessert

Try sharing this buttery shortbread cookie cake with your family and friends in July.  I guarantee they will go back for seconds!  Click here to print off your recipe from Just A Taste. You will want to add it to all of your other favorite recipes.  Enjoy!

I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired and excited to start on your own projects.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a wonderful week ahead of of you. I will see you back next Saturday!