Saturdays With LeAnn



Good morning friends and crafters, and a very happy Saturday to you all!  Today I hope you will enjoy some projects that I found to be inspiring to me, and I hope they will be to you as well.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Joy And Happiness By Dana Tatar

Today I would like to share this beautiful layout created by the very talented Dana Tatar, who always inspires me with her talent.  The soft richness of this gorgeous layout is to die for.  When creating layouts, being able to add lots of layers isn’t always as easy as it seems.  As you can see on this stunning layout, Dana has great talent when it comes to layering.  When looking at a scrapbook layout you first want to be drawn to the photos, then take in all the beautiful surroundings of embellishments and details.  Dana always has just the right amount to complement her photo and not overshadow it.

Joy And Happiness

When you are using black and white photos, you can add in some different colors of your choice. This will allow your photos to pop on your layout.  For a shabby chic look, you can add in very neutral colors that will also soften your photos.  This is definitely one of those layouts that has perfectly placed embellishments and fine details.  This beautiful layout really jumped out at me and I knew I just had to share it with you!

Thanks By Julia Stainton

I love how stamps give us endless possibilities for being creative1  Julia created this darling card with the focal image from stamping and die-cutting Flashy Florals.  If you are looking for a background stamp that adds texture, goes with anything, and doesn’t take away from your design, you will want to purchase the Scattered Surface Background stamp.  These fun items were used to create this soft and beautiful card.


To finish off the design, Julia added lots of texture in the form of paint splatter, and flicked the glitter paint over the surface.  I highly recommend stopping by Belle Papier to see just how easily this sweet card came together.  I want to say a big thank you to Julia for being such an inspiration to all of us paper crafters.  This is certainly one of those cards you could make multiples of; just leave off the sentiments until you know what the occasion is.  This way you will be ready for anything!

Textured Water Color Journal By Anna Karin

I am a crazy fan of anything done with watercoloring techniques.  There are so many different wate coloring mediums to choose from that you will never go wrong in trying out several types.  On this beautiful card, Anna used the Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolors along with Tim Holtz rubber stamps sets titled Cracks & Specks, Typography, Urban Chic, and Mini Ornates. This created different techniques to get some interesting textures. What isn’t there to love, right?  This is one of those beautiful journals that would be so nice to set out and let people admire your talent!

Textured Water Color

It is time to break out those stamps, distress inks, spray mists, and get ready to create a fun journal.  There is so much more to this beautiful project than meets the eye.  Click here and I will take you over to spend some time with Anna as she shares just how easily this work of art will come together.  You will be so inspired by her techniques, so I know you won’t want to miss out on this one!

Jam Jar Gift Set By Sonia Thomason

It is just about time for canning season.  With that said, when I stumbled onto this cute Jam Jar Gift Set I knew I had to make this.  There is nothing quite like a homemade gift!  What a perfect way to have different labels on each jar, as well as a personalized tag.  I’m thinking ahead – can you imagine this for a Christmas gift?  (Boy that was hard to say!)  This could even be fun to make up some toppings for ice-cream. Yummy!

Jam Jar Gift Set

There are so many possibilities for creating your own fun gift set.  Decorate a wooden box that will fit four jars.  Add a topper and label using the Bon Appetit collection from Kaiser Kraft.  So cute and so easy!  Thank you to Sonia Thomason for sharing this fun project.

Coconut Pudding Trifle by Glory Albin

I was searching for a dessert with coconut to make for my husband since coconut is his favorite, and I stumbled upon this recipe.  Let me tell you – this was so yummy!  If you are a coconut lover this is one you must make.  Click here and I will take you over to Glorious Treats to copy your recipe.  You will love this and so will the ones you serve it to.

Coconut Pudding Trifle

Sweet, cool, creamy, crunchy is what this delicious Coconut Pudding Trifle is.  This fabulous recipe starts out with homemade coconut pudding, then is layered with fresh whipped cream and a macadamia nut crumble.  It doesn’t get better than this!  For a fun summer treat serve it in mason jars.  This is something you can even pack in the ice chest and bring along for a picnic or BBQ.

Well, my friends, I hope this has been a fun-filled Saturday for you and you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  As always, thank you for stopping by Weekly Scrapper and sharing a part of your day with me  I will see you back next Saturday.  Have a fantastic week ahead!



Saturdays With LeAnn



Welcome back, my crafty friends! I have some really great projects to share with you today. You will be inspired to scrapbook, create beautiful cards, tackle a fun sewing project, and whip up something yummy in the kitchen. Take a moment and sit back, relax, and get motivated.

Together Family created by Minna Paajanen

This gorgeous design was created by the very talented lady Minna Paajanen. I just love the gorgeous Pion Papers made in Sweden. They are so unique and are of a timeless design with a romantic and vintage feel.

Together Family

Minna used the beautiful blue-toned papers and tags from the “My Beloved Son” collection. Using three-dimensional floral embellishments really pops out her photo. This is definitely one of those simply elegant layouts. Click here and I will take you over to Pion Designs. You will find fabulous projects and have a chance to discover their gorgeous paper lines.  You’re sure to be inspired to start creating your next beautiful project.

Thanks created by Donna Mikasa

You don’t have to be a professional painter to create watercolor masterpieces! I have recently taken the plunge to using water with my markers and I love how it can make coloring so much fun, while being such a breeze. Don’t be afraid to pull out your distress markers and distress inks, and if you have watercolor pencils they are wonderful, too.


This embossed imaged was colored by Donna Mikasa. She used some distress markers and water for her coloring. The sentiment was a die cut from gold foil cardstock and attached to a vellum band. Adding a few gold sequins finished off the card nicely. If you prefer some shine to your card, just add a Wink Of Stella pen. Now for your challenge; if you haven’t already been watercoloring, take the plunge and dive in! You will be amazed at your own talent with watercoloring.

Friends created by Debbie Olsen

Wouldn’t it be fun to go to your mailbox and receive a handmade treasure from a dear friend? Everyone loves a beautiful handmade card. They are so much fun to make and such a joy to receive.

Debbie Olsen always has so many outstanding and inspirational cards. Click here and I will take you over to her wonderful blog “Thinking Inking.” You will receive more fabulous inspiration from this talented woman. I hope you are inspired to send a special friend one of your handmade creations; I am sure you will brighten their day.

DIY Pillow created by Desiree

Pillows are such a great way to add beauty to your home. Using your favorite fabrics will reflect your personality and give your home a personal touch. The possibilities are endless!

DIY  Pillows

Have you ever stenciled on fabric?  It is super easy and will give character to your pillows.  For a full tutorial on how to create these adorable pillows click here and I will take you on over to The 36th Avenue where you will be able to follow step-by-step instructions. When you complete your darling pillows you will be amazed at your talent.  It will put a big smile on your face!

Coconut Macaroon Tart With Passion Fruit Cream created by Elizabeth LaBau

Are you a coconut lover? If you answered yes to that question, there is no way you will want to miss out making this yummy dessert; it will become one of your very favorites. These are full of fresh, bright flavors, and topped with piles of fresh berries.

Coconut Macaroon Tart


It is crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, filled with a passion fruit cream, and makes a perfect summer dessert! Click here and I will take you over to “Sugarhero” where Elizabeth shares her step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

I hope you have been filled today with lots of great ideas. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back next Saturday!


Fall Ruffled Tote Bag

If you are like me over time you have collect a good number of printed canvas totes, most of which you don’t use because of some corporate or outdated logo on it.    Wouldn’t  this be a great use for some of those unused totes?  It’s a great way to recycle!

A few months back we had posted a similar bag on our Facebook page from the Real Life in Pictures Blog.  Her bag had wonderful traditional fall colors on it, great for the end of summer and early fall when the nights are just starting to get cool.

But with December officially here this tote feels like another change in the seasons is upon us, with its brown and wintery blue tones.  It comes the blog Blue Robin Cottage.  If you aren’t familiar with this blog I highly recommend you put it on your watch list.  The blog owner, Sierra, is amazingly talented and shares some great craft projects.

So, are you ready to settle in and create this adorable tote?  In addition to this photo guide, you can find all the step-by-step instructions for the tote on U Create.

I especially love the burlap and fabric rosettes that are sewn right on to the top of the tote.

If you are looking for something special and handmade to give this holiday season, wouldn’t this make a great gift?

So have fun creating and I hope you’ve enjoyed!