Saturdays With LeAnn

Recipe Box

Welcome back, my friends, to another wonderful Saturday here on the Weekly Scrapper blog.  I have some real treasures to share with you today.  I hope that these will inspire you to jump out of that chair and get started making some of these adorable projects on this beautiful summer weekend!

The Best Day By Anita Bownds

You are in for a real treat today!  You’re going to love this shabby chic layout created by such an amazing designer, Anita Bownds. There are so many pretty details on this layout!  Anita created this layout using the Sage & Grace collection by Kaiser Kraft and I know that you will love working with this collection.

The Best Day

This collection was just perfect for creating those fussy cut flower clusters.  Anita added some wood flourishes and tucked them under the flower clusters.  What a great way of adding some dimension to her layout.  I love how Anita made the main focus of her layout the hot air balloon.  Adding two different patterned papers behind it gave it some color and made it really pop out.   Wow, this is such a stunning layout! If you are more of a visual person, then click here and I will lead you on over to a full step-by-step video.  You will not only learn how to create this fabulous layout but will be so inspired by Anita as well.

Happy Birthday Card By Lorraine Aquilina

Are you ready to have some fun creating this background for a card?  Using Dylusions Ink Sprays will give a bright, vibrant look to a card.  I love the fact that the sprays are acid free and non-toxic and come in many splendid colors.  Don’t just stop there, but add some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks, a Circles Cling stamp, and a Robin Cling stamp for your focus.  Now wouldn’t you want a birthday just so you could receive this darling card?  Handmade cards are such a treasure to receive.  There are so many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild by creating handmade cards!

Happy Birthday Card

I would like to give a big thank you to Lorraine for sharing her amazing card with us today.  It is so fun to incorporate stamps, inks, embossing powders, sprays, and so much more into your cards. I hope that you are inspired to create and send someone special one of your beautiful handmade cards.  Your card will be forever treasured!  Let’s pop on over to Lorraine’s Loft where you can see many more of her wonderful projects.  Lorraine will always keep you inspired and you will love her creations!

Recipe Box By Manila Guerilla

Who says a recipe box can’t be pretty?  Not long ago I was looking for one of my mother’s recipes and I came upon an old tin box that she kept all of her recipes in.  So many fond memories popped into my head.  When I came across this wonderful make over idea, I knew I needed to give this a try and refurbish her recipe box to something beautiful.  I love the way that Manila made this so simple, but yet it is so pretty.  This is such a wonderful keepsake that will be passed down through many generations.

Recipe Box

What a beautiful transformation!  I love the vintage look and the fact that the button is an heirloom makes this even more priceless.  It would be such a treasure to add this charming recipe box to your kitchen.  It will add a touch of memories, along with a beautiful vintage look with a functional design.  Let me take you over to Beulahbee where you will she how she put her sweet recipe box together.

Reese’s Cookie Ice-cream Pops By Six Sisters Stuff

These pops are a combination of cookies and ice-cream that your taste buds are going to love!  The best part is that there should be no guilt when eating these. These are such a perfect summer day treat and your family will beg you to make them again. And they will always want seconds!

Reese's Cookie Ice-cream Pops

Not only did the Reese’s get me all excited to make these, but so did the ice-cream and cookies.  When you combine them, it is an irresistible dessert! These little treats are so easy to make that even your kids and grand kids will be able to help you make them.  The hardest part is waiting for them to set up and freeze.  Let me take you on over to Six Sister’s Stuff where you will get the details on how to put these together.  I think you will love them as much as I do!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed these projects today, and that you were able to gather some creative thoughts and inspiration for your next project.  I can’t wait until you see what I have to share with you next Saturday!  Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs to all,



Saturdays With LeAnn

Foxy Blessings


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!


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.


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!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Gold Mini Paper Rose


Hello my friends, and welcome to another inspirational day here at Weekly Scrapper!  I am so happy you stopped in to visit today.  I hope you will enjoy the fun projects that I have to share with you.  Sit back, relax and soak in some inspiration.  Enjoy some down time for yourself.

Love Is Constant By Rhonda Van Ginkel

I would like to share this masterpiece layout that showcases how to beautifully capture a special moment.  As scrapbookers, we know that it is all about preserving and sharing memories for your family and friends,  It is a great joy to feel the fulfillment that comes from the projects you have created. This adorable layout is perfect for some of your summer memories.

Love Is Constant

You will notice a mix of embellishments including a laser cut chipboard tag accented with a variety of Pearlescents. Chipboard embellishments are so easy and amazing to use, and certainly will be an eye catcher on your layout. The foil vellum paper was used to create a softer transparent ombre effect.  Click here and I will take you over to Scrappity Dappity Doo, where Rhonda will give you the products used for creating this beautiful layout.  Rhonda is a fabulous designer and you will not want to miss out on any of her outstanding projects.  It will be a real treat to follow her!

Let Your Dreams Set Sail By Adriana Bolzon

I would like to share this beautiful card created by the very talented Adriana Bolzon.  Adriana certainly has a perfect way of adding so much to her designs using embellishments and details; she really creates a perfect balance in her beautiful cards.  I love her soft touch using the flower along with the distressed banner.  Adriana added texture and visual interest to her card without being overpowering. She always inspires me with her wonderful talent!

Let Your Dreams Set Sail

There are so many possibilities for creating your own fun cards.  And who doesn’t love cards?  There is nothing better than receiving a beautiful handmade treasure in the mail that was made with love.  Come with me over to AB Inspirations where you will see more beautiful cards.  Do yourself a favor and take the time to scroll through to see all of her fabulous creations.  Enjoy being inspired!

Happy Birthday By Leslie Miller

When I discovered this sweet card on the Running With Scissors blog, it automatically made me smile.  This design is very versatile, so depending on what paper you use, it can be totally customized to what you need. Boy or girl, young or old, (let’s not say old, but maybe advanced in age. 🙂 ) Often times, I am pulling together a card at the last minute and need a card in a hurry. This is one of those cards that you can make several of and have them on hand.  Leslie colored her design with Copic markers on X-press It Blending Card. I love how the colors blended!

Happy Birthday

I would like to say thank you to Leslie for sharing her darling birthday card with us.  You can never have too many birthday cards on hand. I highly recommend visiting the Running With Scissors blog and checking out the supply list Leslie used when creating her card.  You will not want to miss out on her other cards and projects – she has much inspiration to share.

Gold Mini Paper Rose By Lia Griffith

Gold is such a great trend!  It gives your home the perfect accent. This beautiful gold mini rose wall art makes a delightful conversation piece and will give your home a little art upgrade.  Lia Griffith demonstrates how to make these lovely paper roses; click here and I will take you over to her Paper Rose video tutorial.  You will have so much fun creating these roses that you won’t want to stop!

Gold Mini Paper Rose

These beautiful gold roses are inexpensive to make, yet give such a positively eye-pleasing look to your home.  Break out the gold in a decorative and clever way.  You will love how it adds some richness to your home!  Lia Griffith is such a talent, so be sure to visit her blog Lia Griffith for some of the amazing ideas and projects that she has created. Her blog is definitely worth following and you will always walk away being uplifted and inspired by her talent!

Hula Pie By Dorothy Kern

I bet your mouth is watering just by looking at this amazing dessert.  Hawaiian Hula Pie with Oreo cookie crust, macadamia nut vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and a tremendous amount of chopped macadamia nuts.  This is so easy because it is a no-bake pie.  Your family will drool over this dessert and it is worth every calorie!

Hula Pie

If you have ever been to Hawaii you have probably heard of or tasted Hula Pie.  It is a classic dessert in the touristy parts of the islands and it is so delicious!  Click here and you can watch Dorothy make this yummy pie from start to finish. This is one dessert you will want to share with your friends and family.  Be sure to visit Crazy For Crust to see more wonderful recipes from Dorothy.

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


Saturdays With LeAnn

Watercolor Bleaching


Hello, everyone!  Happy May!  Another week has flown by and I hope you all have had a wonderful week.  Are you ready for some creative fun?  I have some great projects to share with you, so sit back, relax, and let’s get started. Don’t forget your pencil and paper, you may want to jot down some notes! 🙂

Memories Forever By Irene Tan

Are you an experienced Mixed Media artist?  Whether you are a pro, or just beginning, you are going to love this adorable hot air balloon layout.  There is nothing more fun than to get your creative juices flowing with lots of mixed media techniques.

Memories Forever

Mixed media is such a great way to use up some of those leftover embellishments you have laying around, along with glitter paste, stickable stencils, and mists to give a vintage flare.  Let’s take a visit over to BoBunny’s blog.  You will want to take notes on the tips and techniques that Irene shares using several mixed media techniques.  A big thank you to Irene for sharing this fun layout, along with all of her techniques, talent, and inspiration!

Thank You Cards By Patti Senter

There is no better way to show your gratitude than by saying thank you with a personalized thank you card.  Your card will be sure to make someone smile when you send out a little note of thanks.

Thank You Cards

These beautiful and unique cards, on The Creative Studio blog by Canvas Corp, are so fun to make and will definitely be appreciated when received.  Click here to see a video created by Patti Senter, who will show you step-by-step instructions on how to create your own set of eight thank you cards.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Patti for being such an inspiration.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give these cards a try; you will be so glad that you did! 🙂

Watercolor Bleaching By Juliana Michaels

Recently I have been showing you different projects that have been created using watercoloring techniques. Today I would like to share another outstanding technique called watercolor bleaching.  This is one of those techniques that will blow you away by how beautiful it is and yet how simple it is to do.  Don’t let the the term “watercolor bleaching” steer you away from doing this. Let me tell you – there is no bleach, just water, and the technique is unreal!

Watercolor Bleaching

The background of this beautiful card was created by using three different colors of distress inks to get a gorgeous, blended effect.  Want to know how this is done?  Click here to watch a wonderful video for the full details.  You will be in awe how simple and fun this technique is. I guarantee you will want to make more than just one card!

Flower Photo Frame By Bethany Lee

Pretty florals seem to be the trend lately, along with graphic black and white prints. Today I would like to share this fabulous and trendy Watercolor Flower Photo Frame.  Who says you have to be a professional artist to create beautiful art work, right?

Flower Photo Frame

The fun thing about this frame is that you can tweak it a bit to fit your own personality, or the preferences of the gift recipient.  You can add your personal touch to any part of this project.  To create this beautiful home décor piece, you will be using some fun die cuts from Sizzix that make this a very easy project.  I have to say I totally fell in love with this frame and had such a great time creating it.  For full step-by-step instructions, let me escort you over to the Sizzix blog.  Be sure to check out all of their other projects.  You will certainly be uplifted and inspired by all of the wonderful projects!

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches By Elizabeth LaBau

When I think of churros, I think of Disneyland.  They are one of my favorite treats in the park.  If you love churros, then you are going to love this fun recipe on how to make Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches.  They are one of those great comfort foods, and on a warm summer day will be the treat you’ll want to give your family. The official dessert of summer has arrived!

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Now let’s take this one step further and make your own ice cream in the flavor of horchata.  The horchata flavor goes perfectly with the cinnamon-coated churros.  Let’s skip on over to Sugar Hero to get the recipe so you can begin to make these a family summer tradition.  I know you will get many smiles from those family members, along with lots of requests for seconds. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today.  I look forward to seeing you back next Saturday with more great projects to inspire you. I hope that the rest of your weekend is wonderful and you have a great week ahead.  Happy crafting, my friends!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Lamp To Memo Board


I hope this new year has started out well for you, and you have been able to get into your craft room and create some fun projects. My challenge for you this year is to break out of your traditional style. Take a look at your projects in a different way and never hesitate to try something new. There is never a right or wrong to crafting; so let your imagination run wild and have a fun time creating!

Love By Gabrielle Pollacco

I instantly fell in love with the beautiful and warm feeling that this layout portrays. I admire the talent that Gabrielle has for layering and creating such beautiful masterpiece backgrounds. Gabrielle always allows her photo to take center stage. Your eyes are automatically drawn to her photo; you then take in all of her fine detail.


Gabrielle used two different stencils to help create her background. She used a texture paste and inks as well, along with some fun mixed media products. Click here and I will take you over to her blog “Such A Pretty Mess.” You will find a great recipe to create your own texture paste, along with the steps Gabrielle took to create this outstanding layout.

Vintage Type By Ginny Nemchak

Ginny Nemchak is a master cardmaker. Her incredible work and rich colors combine to create this beautiful card. Creativity is all about using your imagination and turning it into a piece of art. This fabulous shabby chic card will really put a smile on someone’s face. What a great, handmade treasure!

Vintage Type

I highly recommend stopping by and spending some creative time with Ginny. Let me escort you over to her blog “Polly’s Paper Studio.” You will definitely want to check out the other projects that she has designed. You are going to be inspired by her amazing talent!

Celebrate In Style By Heather

Don’t you love the simplicity of this card?  You can change the color scheme along with the sentiment, and you will have a darling card for any occasion. Create a set of cards so you will have plenty on hand when you are in need of a card in a hurry.

Celebrate In Style

I love how Heather uses many layers of paper to create dimension and detail while still allowing her stamped image to take center stage.  Adding a touch of Wink Of Stella really gives the shoe a pop. Be sure to visit Heather’s blog “Houses Built Of Cards” to see more of her wonderful projects. I hope you have been inspired to break out your fun stamps and inks and begin creating!

Lamp To Memo Board By Christy K. James

Can you imagine this wonderful memo board in your kitchen?  What a great way to remind yourself, or a family member, of things that need to get done! Not only is this very useful but such a fun décor piece to add some character to your home.

Lamp To Memo Board

Just think how much fun you can have by taking some old objects you haven’t used, or from a thrift store, to create a new item for your home. How clever to re-purpose them into something cute and useful! Be sure to visit “Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer” where you will find many more fabulous makeover projects. You will be amazed by the inspiration you will receive from Christy and all of her amazing projects.

Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Dessert by Julie Gransee

Cashew lovers – this dessert is for you! Packed with shortbread cookie crust on the bottom, cashews, and a caramel topping, I am sure you won’t want to miss out on this one!

Carmel Cashew Ice Cream

This is one of those easy and fast recipes that will be very impressive to your family and friends. Let’s pop on over to Lovely Little Kitchen where you will find the recipe. You may want to grab your pencil and pen; I am sure you will be making this more than just once. A big thank you to Julie Gransee for sharing her scrumptious recipe with us.

Thank you for spending a bit of your Saturday with me!  Have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you next weekend with more fun projects. Happy crafting!



Have Fun in the Sun with #SUMMER from American Crafts

Great news! American Crafts #SUMMER collection is now shipping! Be sure to get your orders in soon—you don’t want to miss out on this bright collection.  Be sure to ask your local retailer to carry it!


Boasting 12 double-sided patterned papers, three sheets of Thickers, a versatile sticker book, and trendy, self-adhesive cork shapes, #SUMMER lets you add pop to your projects with die-cut acrylic shapes, photo overlays and pinwheels. Completing the collection is a set of clothespins in a colorful assortment of various designs.


AC #SUMMER Embellishments


Don’t forget, these are just shipping to stores now, so if you don’t see it soon, ask your retailer!