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,




Freebie Friday with Therm O Web

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another edition of Freebie Friday. You will LOVE the prize that is up for grabs this week. Our friends at Therm O Web are sponsoring this weeks giveaway. I’ve personally worked with Therm O Web and they’re awesome!! Today they have an awesome prize pack up for grabs. Here’s what you need to know about Therm O Web:For over 40 years, Therm O Web has served as a prominent adhesives manufacturer for customers around the world.  As a second-generation, family-owned company, Therm O Web offers one of the most trusted, innovative and complete lines of adhesives for both the sewing and paper craft markets, as well as a full line of interfacings and stabilizers for sewing, quilting, embroidery and crafts.

In addition to well-loved paper-crafting brands like Zots™, SuperTape™, Sticky Dots® and Memory Tape Runner XL, Therm O Web is also the maker of the popular Deco Foil™ and iCraft® Mixed Media product lines, as well as NEW Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Foil-Mates™ products and Rebekah Meier Designs for Therm O Web quick-start mixed media products.

Therm O Web is generously giving one lucky winner a prize pack of their brand new Gina K products.Note: Actual prize may differ from what’s shown – the winner can choose which of these awesome products they would like to have sent their way.

  • 1 Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Foil-Mates™ Background Pack $6.99 MSRP
  • 1 Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Foil-Mates™ Sentiment Pack $6.99 MSRP
  • 1 Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Stitched Die Set $16.99 MSRP
  • 1 Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Fancy Foils™ Pack $6.49 MSRP
  • 1 Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Inkpad Set $12.99 MSRP
  • 1 Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Cardstock Pack $6.99 MSRP
  • 1 Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Fancy Ribbon Roll $6.99 MSRP

This prize pack is worth over $64.00!!! Wow, thank you Thermoweb! You can see the full line of Gina K products HERE.

Make sure you follow Thermoweb on their social media channels. They have awesome projects to share with you

Here are some awesome projects created with the new Gina K products from Therm O Web.Isn’t that foil gorgeous? I wish you could see the foil in real life. It’s so pretty!!

Last week, Glue Dots® was our sponsor. I’m sure you’re all anxious to find out who won the awesome Glue Dots® prize pack. The lucky winner is……

Congratulations, Carmen!!! Please email, to claim your prize.

Don’t forget that when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

Thanks for stopping by for another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win the Therm O Web prize pack. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Birthday Wishes

What first caught my eye on this darling card was the unique front, how the card isn’t just folded in half really highlights the  Vertical Greeting. by  Gina K Designs. The lacy die cut on the right side naturally draws your eye to the greeting as well, but also ties in to the lace at the bottom of the card. So sweet.

Birthday Wishes Gina K Designs

 Don’t you just love how Laurie carried the floral theme throughout the card.  The rounded edges really compliment the theme. I’d like to send out a big thank you to Laurie Schmidlin author of the Just Give Me Stamps blog for sharing her beautiful design with us today. Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration. You are sure to be inspired by her fun unique designs.

Hope to see you back soon & have a wonderfully craft-filled day!



Vertical Greetings (Gina K Designs TM-43-C $19.95)

Vertical Greetings TM-43-C Gina K Designs

Misc: Basic card stock. floral patterned paper of your choice, ribbon, flowers

Hello Winter

It is so cold here today in Utah.  We have a snow forecast all day today and tomorrow. What a perfect time to create this winter scene with these adorable little snowmen.  This is a clean and simple card and it is so precious.  This card was created by Jennifer Roach.  Be sure to stop by her blog, I said I’d never have a blog but I changed my mind, for more adorable ideas.

Hello Winter

Jennifer stamped the images onto kraft cardstock.  She colored them with her Copics markers and titanium white Kohinoor pencil crayon.  To accent the image, she added some white gel pen dots and then stamped some snowflakes in the background with some white pigment ink.  Last but not least she stamped the cute sentiment on a banner and adding a foam snowflake topped with a red button and colorful twine.  Thank You Jennifer for sharing your talent.  This was such a fun card for me to make. Give it a try. You will love the end result.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.



Purple Onion Designs Berry Large Stamp    Purple Onion Designs Winterberry Stamp   Purple Onion Designs Snowman Framed Doodle Stamp

Purple Onion Designs Snowman Snowflake Stamp Set


Mama Elephant Bold Banner Die

Product Used (Not Shown):

Mommy To Be Card

I would like to send out a big thank you to Laurie Schmidlin for allowing us to share today’s beautiful card with you. Be sure to visit her blog Just Give Me Stamps, you will soon be adding Laurie’s blog to your favorites too.

Look At You Glow

Laurie combined Debbie’s Mommy-to-Be Diva set with the new Petite Borders set! Then added some Tickled Pink Buttons for embellishment. What a nice soft touch.

What Mommy To Be wouldn’t love to receive this heartfelt card. This one is going in the baby album in the front with their pre-baby photos. 🙂

My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun!

Thanks for visiting & have a very creative day.



Gina K Designs Petite Borders Stamp     Gina K Mommy To Be Stamp


Gina K Designs Pink Buttons