Saturdays With LeAnn

Hands Of Time

I hope today you are taking some time to relax and enjoy your weekend.  Since it is cold outside, go grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or even a good old mug of hot chocolate.  I want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration I have to share with you on this beautiful Saturday!

Dream Passionately By Cathy Cafun

How do you come up with your ideas to start layouts?  For me, inspiration usually comes from sifting through photos, which I love to do.  When I stumble across the ones I want to use, I usually come up with some quick ideas for starting a layout.  One of my favorite go-to ideas is using chipboard; its a great way to add some dimension to your layout.  This ultra-sweet layout was created by Cathy Cafun using some Dusty Attic chipboard. Using frames is a great way to draw the eye to your photos.  Other favorite techniques of mine when using chipboard include painting along with adding glitter, stickles, texturizing elements, and so much more.

Dream Passionately

What a wonderful design Cathy created, and her details are perfect.  Don’t you just love how she tied all the chipboard pieces together using flowers?  Cathy’s combination of pastels are glorious and makes us hopeful that spring is not that far away.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the blog “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” where you will be thrilled with all the inspiration! While you are visiting Cathy’s blog be sure to check out all of the other beautiful layouts she has to share.

Hands Of Time By Brenda Brown

This beautiful masterpiece can be used for a home decor piece or a beautiful card to brighten up someone’s day.  I love the texture that was created using gesso, modeling paste, and your favorite stencil.  You can always create a spectacular background by spritzing with ink sprays, mists, or color wash.  You know me, I am a big fan of creative and different backgrounds.

Hands Of Time

Brenda created this on a 5 X 7 canvas board.  There is nothing more exquisite than a handmade decor piece for your home.  This distinctive canvas is definitely the proof of what one can do when you open up your imagination.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Brenda Brown for sharing this beautiful and unique masterpiece with us.  Let me take you over to Bumblebees And Butterflies where you can find a list of supplies along with the steps of how Brenda created her canvas.  Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Headboard To Chalkboard By Christy James

Chalkboards are a versatile tool that come in so handy at home.  They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to fit the needs of multiple users.  Today I have to share with you one of the most unique and fun chalkboards I have ever seen.  I totally fell in love with this and so will you.

Headboard to Chalkboard

Christy found this fun old headboard at a thrift store for only $10.00.  It is amazing how you can find great treasures at the thrift store; and so inexpensive as well.  Who would have ever thought of a headboard turning into a useful chalkboard?  I also love the added hanging hooks to add a little more function.  This is one project I can’t wait to get started on.  I have the perfect spot in my home for it.  I know you are dying to make this as well, so come with me over to Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer where you will get step-by-step instructions by Christy.  You will want to jot down some notes and what supplies you will need.  With a little help from Christy, you will be able to create this adorable chalk board in no time. This will be one fun project to create!

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch By Christy Denney

The sweet crunch of this delicious Buttercrunch Toffee pairs chocolate and pecans for a winning combination.  This recipe requires very few ingredients and little effort, but the result is superb, making it appear as if you had slaved over a hot stove all afternoon.

Chocolate Toffee Buttercrunch

I don’t know about you, but just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.  It looks so yummy!  I can’t wait to give this one a try.  What a fun treat to have when family or friends pop over.  Let’s go on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out your recipe from Christy Denney.  I bet this will become one of your family’s favorites!

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and that you have been inspired to begin your weekend crafting.  I’m looking forward to sharing some more fun things with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

From The Heart

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Hello again, my crafty friends! I hope you are having a wonderful summer and have been doing the things that you love!

Summer Vibes by Vicki Boutin

As you reflect upon some of your fun summer activities, you may want to create this adorable layout created by Vicki Boutin. The mixed vibrant colors and fun embellishments will really add to your wonderful summer photos. Don’t you just love the dimension that these darling three-dimensional flowers give to this layout? Dies are such a fun way to create your own design of flowers.

Summer Vibes

Let’s pop on over to the Simple Stories blog where Vicki will give you some wonderful instructions on how she created this fun summer layout. Don’t put off putting those cherished summer memories into your layouts. What a great way to go back and reminisce on your fun summer!

From The Heart By Melissa Bove

This beautiful and warm card is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. What a beautiful vintage look with such wonderful distressed layers.  Even though there is not a sentiment on the front, this card says so much. It looks like a lot of heart went into making it special; every element added to its perfection.

From The Heart

For step-by-step instructions, be sure to visit Creating From the Heart. You are sure to leave feeling inspired by Melissa to start your next project.

Reading Together By Debbie Olson

Have you taken the plunge into digital stamping? After you see how easy this adorable card is to make, you will think about diving in and giving it a try. Digital images are so easy to re-size to the size you need them. Making cards can be a breeze!

Reading Together

Pull out your markers, chalks, colored pencils, gelatos, and even your glitter. Just think how much fun you can have creating with your digital images. Debbie made her card look a bit vintage, so it was perfect to color in grays. Pop in a bit of yellow to give it just a bit of color. I love the simplicity of this adorable card!

Frame Shelves By Shanty 2 Chic

Do you have an empty wall space in your home that needs an uplift? Today you will learn how to take a frame and create a darling wall grouping. This is such a fun way to reuse some of your old frames, or to dress up cheap ones.  Add color to your wall, or keep them elegant and paint them a soft white or cream.

Frame Shelves

Let’s begin to create a “Do It Yourself” frame shelf. This is a great way to show off some of your priceless treasures.

Frame Shelves

Isn’t it the best feeling when you complete a beautiful home décor project that doesn’t cost you a lot of money? Now that you are excited to make your own frame shelves, hop on over to Shanty 2 Chic where you will find easy to follow instructions along with great photos.

White Chocolate Espresso Torte

If you love pralines and chocolate like I do, I think you are really going to love this White Chocolate Espresso Torte with Praline. This recipe starts with a rich espresso mousse filling, chocolate ganache, with praline and chocolate curls. This is one of those must-have desserts!

White Chocolate Espresso

This fabulous recipe was found on the Tastebook blog. Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe. This is one dessert your family and friends will never forget!

Enjoy your weekend, and remember to take some time for yourself to enjoy your summer. See you next Saturday!

Let’s Have Cake

What first caught my attention about this adorable birthday card was the fact that it is so adaptable. It would be perfect for a male or female.  Currently it looks a bit feminine, but by removing the liquid pearls and switching out the floral patterned paper it would be perfect for a man.

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How sweet is this?  There She Goes stamp from the set titled “A Little Treat, Tracy colored the stamped image with Copies & dotted the whimsical cake with Liquid Pearls. Tracy really has some serious coloring skills, she knows just how to bring her images to life.

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite stamp set & markers while enjoying some creative coloring time. Be sure to stop by Tracy’s blog I Wanna Build A Memory anytime you need a burst of true inspiration.

Thanks for the visit & I hope you have a very creative day.

Supplies

Paper:

SBC_mme-st1059 Bluebellxpbc250ltr65_2 Blending Cardstock

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Cardstock
  • “A Little Treat” Clear Stamp Set
  • Buttons
  • Kraft Outlet Tag
  • Pearls
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Black Ink

 

Sending You Warmest Wishes

I found this adorable card on Pinterest and knew I had to share it with you!  I would like to send out a big thank you to Chupa the original designer, you can see more of her beautiful work on her website Random Acts of Creativity.

First she die cut the shapes from cream cardstock, then stamped and cut out the mittens from patterned paper. The stamp set used is from There She Goes Clear Stamps.  Next, she layered all of these on the circle panel, with foam tape under each layer.

I just love the dimension this adds to the card!

A length of string, secured with tiny blobs of Glossy Accents, and “Glossified” stamped buttons on top, finished the mittens.

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I hope this card has added a little warm fuzzy to your holiday.