Saturdays With LeAnn

Gift Bags

Happy Saturday my friends, and thank you for joining me today!  I want to share some fun projects created by fabulous designers, and of course a yummy dessert for your summer gatherings!  I hope you can take some time to sit back and enjoy the inspiration.  Enjoy!

Pocket Pages By Amy Little

It has been awhile since I shared pocket page ideas.  This past week I went on a fabulous vacation with my family.  I decided I was not going to put these memories in an envelope and hope to scrapbook them one day. The next day I printed some photos (well, a lot of photos) and decided to make a Pocket Page album.  This was so much fun and got me excited to share some ideas with you today!  Whether you are going on a dream vacation or exploring where you live, be sure to take lots of photos to document your adventures!

Pocket Pages

Today I want to share three of my favorite items for creating my pocket pages.  My first one is Pocket Life Cards.  These contain cards like “Places” and “Today” and can help focus your vacation journaling.  Second would be cut apart pages. These are great for your pocket layouts.  You can fussy cut and layer so many different pieces to create a one-of-a kind masterpiece!  Third, wood veneers or chipboard pieces.  What a great and fun way to add some layering, dimension, and personality to your layout.  Take time to record your feelings and thoughts about your photos in that moment so you will always cherish that special time.  Let me take you over to BoBunny where Amy has created this adorable pocket page.  She will give you some tips in creating this page, along with a list of all the supplies you will need to get started.  Thank you, Amy for your fabulous inspiration!

Shaker Over A Colored Image By Nina-Marie Trapani

The sizzling hot shaker trend shows no signs of cooling down anytime soon.  That is good news for me because I love this fun technique.  Today I want to share a new shaker card inspiration.  Yes, let’s add a colored image underneath the fun sequins!  I always look for some unique and different ways to create shaker cards.

Shaker Over A Colored Image

There is nothing better than receiving a handmade card in the mail!  The cards that leave a lasting memory in my mind are always interactive in some way.  This is truly one of those cards that will forever be cherished.  I highly recommend stopping by the Simon Says Stamp blog where you can see some step-by-step instructions by Nina-Marie on how to create this beautiful card.  You will learn so many new techniques for watercoloring along with adding some magical effects to the card using clear sequins.  This is one technique you don’t want to miss out on!  Have fun creating!

Gift Bags By Riikka Kovasin

These sweet bags are not only adorable but can be used for multiple purposes; they are perfect for Thank You, Get Well, Happy Birthday, Just Because, or just about any occasion you need it for. Basic brown bags can make the prettiest bags for gift giving.  How fun to personalize each one, and then adding a tag is such a bonus!

Gift Bags

These stamps offer fun and unique designs that will be a great addition to any occasion for your bags or paper project.  Don’t hesitate to start playing with these fun stamps and see what great designs you can come up with!  Riikki used the Prima Cling Mounted Stamp Doll with Ruffle Dress to create her bag.  I hope you have been inspired to start your own adorable gift bags!

Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert By Tonia Larson

Chocolate cheesecake is one of the ultimate desserts.  With so many recipes, you will find that this one is just right for you!  When the occasion calls for an extra-special dessert, this creamy, rich, chocolaty cheesecake is the one you will want to serve!

Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert

This four-layer chocolate cheesecake dessert is the ultimate way to serve chocolate.  It is also way easier than it looks. Click here for a full video on how to make this scrumptious dessert.  Your family and friends will love this one!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope this gives you some inspiration and great ideas for a fun summer crafting day!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back here at Weekly Scrapper next Saturday.

Hugs to all,





A Beautiful Doll

Do you remember how fun it was to dress paper dolls?  Well today’s tutorial is just as fun creating your own doll and turning it into a  beautiful card.  This absolutely gorgeous card was created by Delaina Burns.  You can see more of her outstanding projects on her blog Delaina’s Embellished Memories.

A Beautiful Doll

Can you believe that this doll is a rubber stamp?  Let’s get started creating this beautiful card.  First cut a piece of patterned paper 7-1/2″ long  x 8-1/2″ wide.  Score the length at 4-1/4″ for card.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 7 x 3-3/4″ and adhere to card face.  Ink or paint multi layers of color on swirl chipboard and adhere to the card.  Next you will prepare your doll as follows.  Begin by stamping your doll image on a sturdy cardstock and fussy cut her out.  (Skin tone colored paper works well)  Next, stamp the image as many time as needed and with as many different papers as you want to fussy cut her clothes and her hair band.  Take a few minutes to color her hair and even her accessories.  You can use your colored pencils for this.  Next add flowers, bling, and a sentiment inside to finish off your card.

A Beautiful Doll

Who ever is the lucky one to receive this card will cherish this forever.  What a beautiful masterpiece they will receive.  A big Thank You goes out to Delaina for sharing this outstanding card with us.

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


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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Patterned Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Score Board
  • Ink (multi colors)
  • Chipboard Swirl
  • Skin Tone Cardstock
  • Pearls

Oh Say Can You See

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday I thought you would enjoy this adorable patriotic canvas that I discovered on the Want 2 Scrap Blog.

 Keely started out by painting a 10″ x 10″ canvas with black paint.  Next she inked the edges & began layering the patterned papers using the  “Pride” Collection by Authentique . Keely stamped & pieced together the adorable girl image with the Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamp by Julie Nutting.  Her skin was colored with Copic markers.


Cut out a large star from cardboard.  The star was painted with DecoArt Dimensional Effects Texture Paste & stamped with Heartfelt Creations–Burlap Background texture stamp.  After allowing the paste to dry, Keely inked over the design.  


 The finishing touches were the beautiful Want2Scrap Silver Rhinestone Swirls & inked Want2Scrap Chubba Bubba – Corrugated Alphabet Letters.

Love all the wonderful texture that the Want 2 Scrap Bling & corrugated letters brought to the project.

My hope is that you will be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to be brave enough to try new things & most important to have fun with your art.

Thanks for the nice visit & I look forward to seeing you back soon.


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Products Used (Not Shown):

  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Ranger Distress Ink–Barn Red
  • Copic Markers
  • Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamp by Julie Nutting
  • Krylon black spray paint
  • Texture Paste
  • Catseye Ink
  • 10″ x 10″ canvas
  • October Afternoon rose stickers