Saturdays With LeAnn

Peony Wishes

Welcome back, all my friends!  I have some really fun projects to share with you today.  This week you are going to be very motivated from all of the inspiration I get to share with you.  You will be motivated to scrapbook, create a beautiful card, make a pumpkin chai candle, and last, but not least, a wonderful dessert you can make in just a few minutes.  So let’s get started!

So Very Loved By Anita Bownds

This adorable layout gives so much inspiration for the perfect layout about your newest arrival.  It’s a beautiful way to capture baby’s first precious moments.  It is so fun to create a layout that expresses your personality.  This adorable baby layout is clean and simple and really shares the sweetness of the photo.


So Very Loved

We all know how much texture and dimension add to a layout. One layout can look many different ways according to how you use color, embellishments, and textures.  Anita’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements, she has such a great way of giving layouts a nice contrast.  Let me take you on over to Neat N Crafty’s blog where you can find a video of Anita’s tips and techniques to create this precious layout.  Take some time while you are visiting her blog and see many more of her wonderful creations.  You will certainly leave feeling very inspired!

Peony Wishes By Laurie Schmidlin

Have you seen the new stamp sets by Gina K Designs?  These sets are Wise Old Owl, Peony Wishes, and the new Grand Greetings.  You will be so inspired with more of Laurie’s beautiful card projects so be sure and click here to see them.  Today I wanted to share this beautiful card Peony Wishes created by Laurie Schmidlin.  The beautiful flowers really caught my eye.  I love Laurie’s coloring and the vintage look that she captured so well.  Adding some inked edges and lace for embellishment really gives a beautiful finishing touch to her card.

Peony Wishes

If you haven’t had the opportunity to play with some of Gina K’s stamps, I suggest you take the time to do so.  She really has some fun and unique stamps.  I give all you wonderful crafters a high five for sharing those smiles by sending handmade cards.  The love that is put into a card is a treasured gift for life.  I hope you have been inspired to break out your stamps.  Be sure to stop by Just Give Me Stamps where you will find many wonderful ideas and techniques from Laurie Schmidlin.

Pumpkin Chai Soy Candle By Katie Enzenberger

Fall is the season of pumpkin spice.  This Pumpkin Chai Soy candle is a cozy and inviting scent that gives a warm, fall fragrance.  Candles don’t get any better than this!  This candle is a mix of soy wax, pumpkin spice oil, vanilla, oil, ginger oil, and clove oil.  A perfect scent for the fall or anytime of the year!

Pumpkin Chai Soy Candle

With the holidays coming u,p this would be a perfect gift.  Make some and have them on hand for other occasions as well.  They are so easy and fun to make.  Come with me and I will take you over to The Casual Craftlete where you will find step-by-step instructions given by one amazing lady, Katie Enzenberge.  You will definitely want to take some time to explore her blog as she is so creative and has many wonderful things to share.

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops By Kelly Senyei

If you are a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo (that covers just about everyone I know), you will love these.  This is not only a summer treat but you can enjoy these all year long. Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops are creamy and delicious, and they are packed with healthy goodness, too.  That makes them twice as fun!

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops

Tangy yogurt, peanut butter, and three additional ingredients are whisked together into a light and creamy mix that is poured into popsicle molds and frozen until solid.  Waiting for the popsicles to freeze is the hardest part of this recipe! Let’s pop on over to Just A Taste where Kelly has the ingredients and recipe waiting for you.  This will be a fun treat to let your children jump in and help.  I am so excited to have my little grandkids over this weekend to give this a try.  I have to say I am looking forward to tasting one of them as well! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have been inspired and found some great ideas for a fun crafting day!  Be sure to visit the individual blogs I have shared with you to see more details on these fabulous projects.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Hey There

Hello, my friends!  I hope you have all had a great week and that you will have a relaxing weekend ahead. Today I want to share some fun projects that are sure to give you a burst of inspiration. Grab a drink (and maybe even a treat), sit back, relax, and let’s get started.  Hope you enjoy this day!

French Country Journal By Kathy Clement

I want to share this super fun XL Journal Die designed by Eileen Hull.  I just love the versatility of this die!  Who wouldn’t love to have all your favorite recipes organized?  This is such a priceless keepsake and a great way to preserve your family heirloom recipes.  This is absolutely adorable both inside and out.  The cover is expertly adorned with Graphic 45 French Country papers and Petaloo Burlap Textured Flowers with yellow buttons, along with fun Tim Holtz Idea-Ology silverware and keys.

French Country Journal

This would make a perfect gift and with the holidays not too far away, (scary, right?) it is a great time to start making your gifts now.  Kathy has some great step-by-step instructions and tips to share, so be sure to check out her video by clicking here.  You can also click here to see her step-by-step instructions.  Kathy shares ideas for using the journal, tips for creating interactive elements, and lots of great techniques that you can use in your own crafting. This beautiful piece of artwork can be set out on an easel to add some charm to your kitchen.  How fun to take these same techniques and make up some cards or even a layout.  A big thank you to Kathy for sharing this stunning creation.

Hey There By Cindy Lawrence

This is one stamp set you will want to get right away and start creating!  Cindy always does such a fabulous job with her coloring skills and brings her images to life.  Cindy shares some fun tips and how she colored her glass cloche with an easy and effective way to create the look of glass with your Copic markers.  It is always fun to incorporate your stamping along with die cuts. Handmade cards are always so loved and treasured when received.

Hey There

Are you ready to begin?  Let me escort you over to The Creative Closet blog where Cindy will give you the directions how she created her beautiful card.  You will be over-the-top inspired by Cindy and you won’t want to miss out on any of her fabulous projects!  Enjoy creating, my friends!

Microwave Flower Press BY June Olsen

Are you one who loves to preserve and press flowers?  It can be so discouraging waiting for the flowers to dry before you can create with them.  Pressing flowers is a wonderful way to preserve their beauty, and the process couldn’t be more simple.  Today I will share a fun technique that will only take minutes.  Who would have ever thought to use a microwave?  Microwave flower pressing really preserves the colors and hues of the flowers and foliage much better than traditional flower pressing.  Microwave pressing flowers offers a wonderful way to savor the beauty of summer long after it’s blooms have faded from the garden.

Microwave Flower Pressing

Adding your flowers to a beautiful frame is a great way to display the flowers and enjoy them each day of the year.  These will make wonderful gifts!  I am thinking about making a few extra for the holidays.  I know many of my friends and family would love this.  I always have extra frames on hand, so this would make a beautiful gift and almost a free project. Be sure to hop on over to the Hometalk blog where you can see step-by-step instructions by June Olsen.  You will love this project!

Pineapple Upside Down Trifle By Lisa Jorgensen

This recipe is Incredible!  Layers of cake, glazed pineapple, and cream… it is sure to be a hit whenever you serve it!  This dessert will taste just like paradise.  It is colorful and pretty in the little jars.  The best part is that it is so easy that when you feel like something delicious, you can just whip this up quickly!

Pineapple Upside Down Trifle

I hope you give this delicious dessert a try; I know you’ll be so happy you tried it!  Be sure to stop by Making Life Blissful for a printable recipe and ingredients list, and while you are there be sure to check out more wonderful recipes by Lisa Jorgensen.

I hope these projects have given you some inspiration today.  One of the things I appreciate most about my work is connecting with crafters.  I thoroughly enjoy being able to share projects from so many talented designers.  I love working at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo shows, and hope if you attend any of them that you will stop by the Registration Desk and say hello to me.  I would love to meet you in person!  If you haven’t attended any of our shows, visit our Stamp & Scrapbook Expo website for a complete listing of events.  You will enjoy a fun-filled weekend with us!  in the meantime, I’ll see you back here next Saturday!

~LeAnn~

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Have A Chill Summer

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday morning!  As always, it is a great honor to have the opportunity to share inspirational projects created by some of the most talented people in our industry.  I hope you will feel the inspiration that I am sharing as you create some masterpiece projects today.

Seaside Journal By Anna-Karin

Splash your words and pictures around in this awesome journal!  It’s big enough for plenty of writing space and also large enough to add some special photos. I really love the tall shape of this journal.  Would you believe me if I told you it was a die cut?  Yes, that’s right – it is a Sizzix ScoreBoard XL journal die.  Just think of all the different types of journals you can create using this awesome die!  This rustic journal features papers by Prima along with color-coordinated papers and embellishments.  How fun it will be to write down and share all of your fun adventures!

Seaside Journal

Journals have endless possibilities, and sharing your style of journal is a great inspiration for you and those you give it to.  I love this rustic journal that Anna-Karin created with her touch of flowers and the fun dimension of embellishments. Journals have been extremely popular lately and I have seen so many fabulous ones made.  It makes me want to start one for myself and just have fun experimenting with my creativity.  I want to send you on over to Layers Of Ink where you can see the whole journal and a wonderful tutorial on how Anna-Karin has put this all together.  You will truly be inspired.  Have fun, my friends, creating one of your own!

Have A Chill Summer By Kay Miller

I love this time of the year.  It is all about summer BBQ parties and lots of outdoor fun. With the hot weather we have been having, thoughts of yummy, cold treats fill my head.  Who doesn’t love popsicles, right?  I think everyone can relate to having fond summer memories that include cool and refreshing popsicles.  Summer just wouldn’t be complete without them.

Have A Chill Summer

Get ready to fall in love!  This adorable new stamp and die set makes for the sweetest card to make your summertime stamping so much fun!  I love the bright and bold colors that Kay used, they really make those popsicles look delish!  Such a terrific summer card!  I am sure you are wanting to know what products Kay used and how she created this adorable card, so come with me over to My Joyful Moments.  You will find so many more outstanding projects that Kay has created.  Hope you are enjoying your summer days, my friends!

Beach Tote & Flip Flops By Jana Eubank

Flip flops and beach totes are a big hit with summertime lovers.  You just automatically get that sunny feeling with the “Under The Sea” collection by Echo Park.  The fun, summer-y colors and the images and sayings are perfect to create a one-of-a-kind bag and flip flops for your summer fun!

Beach Tote & Flip Flops

It would be so much fun to fill the flip flop boxes up with treats or a gift inside.  Tuck them inside the tote and you have a instant gift bag.  What an outstanding gift to receive, and can’t you just imagine the look on the face of the person you give this to?  Take this a step further and create these to make fun table decorations for your summer-themed parties as well.  You will be the talk of the party with these darling items.  Come along with me over to Jana Eubank’s blog where you can take notes on how she created these adorable flip flops and tote bag.  You are going to love creating your own!

French Silk Pie Brownies By Amanda

These French Silk Brownies are a dessert that I had to get out of my house immediately.  I took one bite to taste them and I knew I was doomed to inhale the entire pan if I wasn’t careful.  Yes, these are so amazing, yet simple to make as well!  The fudgy brownies are topped with a rich french silk pie filling, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate.  So if you are a true chocolate lover you have found the ultimate chocolate lovers dessert!

French Silk Pie Brownies

Let’s not waste your time, we’ll get right to the recipe so you can begin to make your yummy dessert!  Click here and I will take you right over to the Chunky Chef where you will find the recipe and ingredients.  This fabulous treat will for sure be one of your favorite desserts.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and have been filled with tons of inspiration.  I can’t wait to see you back here next Saturday so I can share more fun projects!  Thank you for spending some of your precious time with me today.  It warms my heart to see you all staying so crafty and creative!   Enjoy your weekend creating.

~LeAnn~

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Birthday

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  I am so excited to share some outstanding projects from a few wonderful and very crafty ladies.  Go grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and let’s get started into our creative world of crafting!

Love You Everyday By Jill Keller

If you are one that loves mixed media, then you’ll love the inspiration you will receive today from this beautiful layout.  I totally fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the gorgeous colors that Jill used in her layout.  What a great way to complement her precious photo. For the background, Jill has added lots of watercolor, paste, and stitching mixed in with pretty elements of the collection.  She really draws your eyes into her image.

Love You Everyday

What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo!  Jill also gives a perfect example of how to include the mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  I just love all the beautiful layering that Jill also achieved.  She really has the skills and techniques to give her layout a pop.  Her layout is a piece of art that is all about texture, techniqu,e and a great imagination.  A big shout out to Jill for an outstanding job on this layout!  I am sure you are curious about what products she used, so click here and I will take you on over to Pretty Little Studio where you can write them all down.  While you are there be sure to check out her other fabulous projects.  You are going to be so inspired!

Happy Birthday By Amy Sheffer

Giving money to someone special can be a great present, but wrapping it inside an adorable money holder birthday card makes it even better!  I don’t know about you, but there are so many times when I run out of gift ideas for what to get others, or I have those hard to shop for people on my list.  Sometimes it just works out to give them some cold hard cash.  Here is a fun trifold money holder card project that I think you will enjoy!

 

Happy Birthday

Amy used bright colors, fun patterns, and gift shaker elements to give her card some fun appeal.  Shaker cards are so fun to make and very impressive to receive.

 

Happy Birthday

Queen & Company has a new kit called Pretty Presents that is available in stores now.  So with that in mind, create a fun trifold money folder!  Let me escort you over to Queen & Co. where you will see how Amy put together her fun birthday card.  Be sure and see the other designs she made using the same supplies.  Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Gift By Tonia Larson

Make a special gift just by gathering some fun items and packaging them in pretty jars.  Need a gift for the breakfast lover on your list?  Give the gift of a good morning with a “Rise and Shine” mason jar gift filled with everything to make a delicious breakfast for two.  It will serve up plenty of smiles.

Mason Jar Gift

Gifts in a Jar recipes are always so fun to make… and we all know mason mar gifts are always so fun to receive! Spoil your sweetheart, friends, family, or teachers this year with some sweet homemade gifts made with love.  Grab some mason jars and get started.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this fun gift?  For step-by-step directions, let me take you on over to The Gunny Sack where Tonia will walk you through on how to make your Rise and Shine gift.  Your imagination can run wild and I can’t wait to see some of the things you come up with!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies By  Christy Denney

Chocolate Turtle Brownies are a perfect brownie treat with nuts, topped with chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel.  They make one amazing dessert!  You will love using this recipe for family treats or casual entertaining. Your guest will love these and I guarantee they won’t just eat one!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies

Are you ready to make these for your fun summer outings?  Click here and I will be happy to take you on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out the recipe and get started baking.  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking some of your precious time out of your schedule to be with me today.  I hope you will be able to check out more on these fabulous projects and enjoy the inspiration of these individual blogs.  Have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday.

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thinking Of You

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday!  It is so hard to believe we are already at the end of May. Time flies by so fast, and because of that… we really need to enjoy a little bit of time for ourselves.  I hope you will take some time and be inspired today to head right to your craft room, start creating, and enjoy the things you love to do!  I hope you have a fabulous Saturday!

Layout Three Ways By Shizuka Hirano

One layout can look many different ways by the use of color, embellishments, and textures. It is so fun to create a layout that expresses your personality.  When creating for others you may use a totally different technique.  The first layout today is clean and simple.  It doesn’t have a lot of texture added to it but is still so sweet and beautiful.

Layout Three Ways

Adding some texture and color to the same layout can really create a different look.  For the second layout Shizuka added some texture using BoBunny Fancy Flourishes stencil and New Pentart Stencil Paste.  Shizuka added some diluted acrylic paint slightly using a paint brush and this definitely gave some texture and color.

Layout Three Ways

If you are one that really likes texture then this third layout will be your favorite.  Shizuka stacked chipboard and cut flowers with added Pearlescents.  Glitter paste gave it a fun sparkle and gesso was applied to add a soft impression.

Layout Three Ways

Depending on the type of layout you love, all these simple additions can be achieved.  We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout.  Shizuka’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements – she has such a great way of giving layouts a nice contrast.  Let me take you on over to BoBunny’s blog where you can find all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at BoBunny’s blog to see many more beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave feeling very inspired!

Thinking Of You By Catherine Cowles

Whether you are scrapbooking, making cards, using mixed media, or any other paper craft, it is so fun to work with the Lattice Frameworks die from Tim Holtz.  It will add a fun vintage embellishment for your project.  You can create a very distinctive background using various artistic elements just by using the shape as a repeating pattern, or smaller die-cuts for accents. Combine both for unlimited mixed-media possibilities!  Catherine Cowles certainly created a masterpiece with this technique.

Thinking Of You

You know me, I always go crazy over a creative and different background!  You can always create a spectacular background by using ink sprays, mists, gesso, embossing paste, and stencils.  I hope you have been inspired to add a little extra to your projects.  Click here and I will take you over to Daydreams In Paper where you can follow along with Cathie as she shares exactly how she created this beautiful card.  Cathie always has so many wonderful projects and you will always be lifted up by her talent!

Favor Box By Audrey Pettit

What a great party favor gift; you can even add your favorite candy!   I can see using this die for baby and bridal showers.  I am always trying to find a cute way to wrap up jewelry and this is certainly the fun box for that.  This die makes the cutest little favor box ever!  You will love how easy they are to put together.  I just love the shape of these, and they are a great size for any number of small treats and gifts.

Favor Box

These favor boxes are so fun to dress up and easily to match any theme or event.  Add a personal tag as an accent to your box.  You will put smiles on so many faces!  Come with me on over to Audrey Pettit Designs where you will find all the materials you will need to create these adorable boxes.  You will have so much fun you won’t know when to stop!  Have fun creating, my friends!

Cannoli Cream Dip By Dorothy Kern

Five ingredient easy homemade cannoli dip takes only 15 minutes to make.  Cannoli filling, in my opinion, is like an Italian cheesecake.  If you think about it, cannoli dip is an easier way to eat the Italian dessert.  There is no chance of the filling falling out of the back end, or the shell crumbling when you take a bite.

Cannoli Cream Dip

This would be a perfect dip for a birthday party, a holiday party, and even a game night with friends. It is a fabulous no bake summer recipe.  The possibilities are endless!  A couple dips with a wafer cookie will easily satisfy any sweet craving!  Get your paper and pencil ready because this is a recipe you won’t want to miss!  Click here and I will take you over to Crazy For Crust where you will find the easy directions by Dorothy Kern.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and that you have been inspired to begin your weekend crafting.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you.  I will see you next Saturday and I’ll have some more fun things to share!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Love You

Hello, my friends!  Welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper.  I just returned home from our first fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show of the year.  I love going to the shows and having you come by and say hello to me.  It is so fun to see you and to receive a big hug!  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today.  I hope you will find some time this weekend to create some of your own.

Love You By Amanda Baldwin

Scrapbook pages are always a great reminder of all that is special to us; they are a great record of your journey and the people in your life.  So as a scrapbooker, it is so important to take those precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks.  When I came upon this beautiful layout I was drawn to all the fine details that Amanda created; this is such a fabulous design that uses lovely colors and showcases her precious photo.

 

Love You

Amanda created this pretty layout using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  She started out by drawing a large circle onto her cardstock and then added watercolors over and around the circle.  After that had dried, she did some machine stitching around the circle repeatedly to create a gentle, textured look.  After gluing her butterflies into position she filled the gaps with die cuts, wood veneers, and enamel dots.  Amanda’s layout is so soft and elegant; I love it!  I would like to say thank you to Amanda for sharing her talent with us.  She is one of the fabulous design team members at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Click here and I will take you over to her blog Happy Arty Days where you will see more of her outstanding talent.  You will definitely be inspired to start that next page!

They Say It’s Your Birthday By Kay Miller

Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved, especially on their special day.  Who doesn’t love cards?  Whether the are simple or detailed; cards are not only fun to give but are also very fun to make.  This one is for those who love to stamp and color.  This sweet card is also one that you can change the sentiment to and use it for several different occasions.

They Say It's Your Birthday

This is such a cheerful card!  Kay used the stamp Forget Me Not for her flowers, and some different dies to add some dimension.  Come over with me to My Joyful Moments where you will find all of the supplies you will need to get started on creating one of your own.  Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come to the person who receives this one in the mail?  Not only will this card warm the heart, but it will be treasured for a life time.

Clip Frame By Shanty 2 Chic

A clip frame is perfect for when you want to display a favorite photograph or artwork without the distraction of a frame.  What’s the best part of this fun frame?  It will only cost you around five dollars to make. Yes, you heard that right!  Clip frames feature an easy-to-use clasp that makes your photos stand out in a unique way, so the artwork stands alone.

Clip Frame

Find a special space on your walls, or set this on a table where you can show off that special photo.  Create several of these rustic warm wood frames and personalize your display.  Let me take you over to Shanty 2 Chic where you can see a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions.   You will love this blog so be sure to check out more of their fabulous projects.  You will be so inspired to make many more Do It Yourself projects!

Thin Mint Truffles By Stephanie Hann

What a perfect time to make and share these Thin Mint Truffles.  Not only do they honor Girl Scout cookie season, but the are also a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day as well.  If you have bought some Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts this year, and still have a box or two, you really need to give this recipe a try.

Thin Mint Truffles

These little balls of goodness are amazing (especially if you love the mint and chocolate combo).  Best part about them, no baking required and only four ingredients needed! I recommend making a double batch because from my experience, they disappear rather fast.  Store them in the freezer, as you would with your Girl Scout cookies.  This will savor the truffles a little bit slower… that is, if you don’t eat them all in one sitting. 🙂  I know you are wanting to write down this recipe so click here and I will escort you over to Cookin’ Cowgirl.  Let’s just say… these will be a big hit with your family and friends!

Thank you for your time today!  Life get so busy, so I appreciate you stopping by.  I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy.  Weekends go by way too fast, so make the most of yours!  Be sure to hug those you love and spend some good quality time with them.

See you back next weekend!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thank You

Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on our Weekly Scrapper blog!  I hope you’ve had a great week and are now enjoying some carefree time for yourself.  I am excited to share some of the great projects that I discovered this week.  I hope you will be inspired to find some creative time for yourself this weekend.

Chase Your Dreams By Sonia Thomason

As you probably know by now, I love a layout with different backgrounds; especially ones that you add your own personality to.  Just adding a splash of ink, using mediums, or even using stencils always creates a beautiful and inspiring background.  I’m also a big fan of layering.  Layering can add so much to your layout, but remember it is meant to complement your photos.  Your background should take a back seat and allow your photos to be the center stage of your layout.

Chase Your Dreams

Sonia has added some aged metallic heat embossing powders to her layout.  Using these powders really gave her layout some dimension.  With the perfect layering, flower blossoms, clocks, and metallic leaves, she really pulled this layout together so beautifully.  I fell in love with every little detail on this layout. You can see more details on how Sonia created this masterpiece at Pieces Of My Life.  Be sure to visit her blog; you will also see many more of her outstanding projects.

Thank You By Shari Carroll

I want to share a very gorgeous card created using the Circle of Leaves die.  Shari added three layers of different papers and placed them with a slight rotation so each of the layers would show.  I love the soft colors, the layering, and how elegant this beautiful card is.  How fun it is to create with different varieties of die cuts!

Thank You

I have a really hard time throwing a handmade card away, so here is a tip for you: take your card, cut it in half, and create scrapbook pages using both the outside and inside of the card. I have mine categorized by themes, such as Birthday, Christmas, etc.  It is so fun to pull out the album and look at all the wonderful talent and time put into these beautiful cards.  You can also capture your memories and take your favorite cards and recycle them into a cover of a mini album. No need to get rid of those beautiful cards, just find a new way to enjoy them!  A handmade card like this is sure to make many smiles happen. To see more of Shari Carroll’s inspirations come with me over to her blog My World.  You will be so inspired by her talent.

Ribbon Heart Drop Cloth Pillow By Amy Geib

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking of what to give to those special people in your life.  If you don’t have any idea what to give as a present for your loved ones, here is a great idea for you.  Pillows can be a very adorable present, and it’s more fun because you made it with love.  If you make this for those special loved ones, you can do no wrong!  After all, who wouldn’t want to receive this darling pillow, right?

Heart Drop Cloth Pillow

Nothing says “I love you” like a gift you have made with your own two hands.  This Valentine’s Day, take a break from the same old candy and flowers and put on your crafting gloves. Do-it-yourself gifts are a great way to show your loved ones how much you care.  The best parts of making this pillow is it doesn’t have to cost much or take a lot of time, and it is super fun!  Click here and I will take you over to Always Never Done where you will find step by-step-instructions.  Have fun crafting! 🙂

Valentine’s Day Apple Rose Tart By Lorena

You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?  Who would have ever thought an apple could turn into such a beautiful masterpiece?  This dessert looks super fancy but really it is very easy to make.  A few simple steps will give you a special treat everyone will think you spend hours in the kitchen making!

Valentine's Apple Rose Tart

Making this for those you love will be fun and there is no better way to show your love than through the belly!  🙂  If the love of your life loves desserts you will win over his heart in no time!  Click here and I will take you over to Green Healthy Cooking where you will find the recipe, ingredients, and step-by-step instructions by Lorena.  You will leave quite the impression this Valentine’s Day. when you create this elegant (and yummy) dessert! Enjoy!

As always, I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  See you back next Saturday.

LeAnn