Saturdays With LeAnn

Vellum Overlay Cards

Do you have spring fever?  I know I sure do!  After the winter most of us had, I am sure you are ready for some beautiful spring-themed projects.  With spring on it’s way, it is also a reminder that Easter is just around the corner.  When I think about spring or Easter, pretty pastel colors and flowers come to mind.  So with that said, I would like to share some fun projects using flowers.  I hope today you will be inspired with these fun spring projects.

Best Days Of Our Lives By Alicia McNamara

We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout, card, or mixed media project. Alicia has definitely demonstrated this in this layout. We often use the term “Happy Papercrafting” because we know the opportunities with paper are so much more than just on the page.  Today, Alicia shares her gorgeous example of beautiful altered art. I would also like to share a tip that will help you when creating your outstanding layouts.  TIP: Choose a focal point on your layout and then create embellishments that will continue to tell the story from that point.  It is amazing how well this works!

Best Days Of Our Lives

Alicia’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements.  It is really light and colored with some pastels, but there are also some black parts here and there to give it a nice contrast.  I absolutely love that!  Alicia adds wording perfectly and it tells so much about the photo.  This layout is certainly an eye catcher and is very well done.  Let me take you over to Time to Create where you can write down all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at Alicia’s blog to see more of her beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Vellum Overlay Cards By Jennifer McGuire

Not sure how to use vellum?   Do you ever struggle using vellum?  Here’s a fun technique using vellum that will turn your curiosity (or struggles) into having fun and being very creative.  You will enjoy working with vellum so much that I guarantee you will make many more projects using it. These beautiful cards created by Jennifer McGuire have a vellum overlay that give each one a very soft look.

Vellum Overlay Cards

Jennifer started her cards by simply using white embossing powder to emboss the floral image on vellum.  There is a little bit of glitter added to the lines of the flower for extra interest and a pearl added to the center. Adding some color to her image, she started by stamping the layering floral image with the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set using different shades of Altenew ink on a small note card.  Let me escort you over to watch Jennifer’s YouTube Video on how she created her card, along with her step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love every minute of her video.  Step out of your comfort zone and take some time to experiment and just have fun creating!

Absolutely Beautiful By Melissa Phillips

Cards might be little, but they are packed with so much inspiration.  This is one of those cards that can be so versatile.  Send it as a Spring, Hello, Birthday, Thinking Of You, or even an Easter Card.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this adorable card in the mail?

Absolutely Beautiful

Melissa’s card started with the word beautiful to create the theme for her card.  She used the Reverse Confetti You’re So stamp set for her sentiment.  The beauty of this stamp set is it has four uplifting words that can be mixed and matched to create numerous uplifting sentiments.  She also used the Blooms ‘N Buds stamp set to create the pretty blossoms.  For the background, Melissa used the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts.  Melissa’s creativity is amazing!  I love her combinations and the colors she chose are so pretty and perfect!  Click here and I will take you over to see more of Melissa’s wonderful talent and fabulous creations.

Luscious Lemon Cake By Christi Johnstone

Lemon desserts always make me think of spring, so I wanted to take a moment to share this Luscious Lemon Cake with you.  This cheery lemon cake is perfect for Easter or any festive occasions.  Lemon is one of my absolute favorites and this Luscious Lemon Cake is both easy and delicious.  You won’t want just one bite!

Luscious Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is probably one of the best I have ever made.  Being that lemon is one of my favorite flavors; I have been making lemon cakes for many years.  My children said that this has to be a new tradition in the family and I am to bring this cake now whenever we have get togethers.  Let me take you on over to Love From the Oven where Christi Johnstone will share her recipe with you.  Be sure and grab your pen and paper, because this is one recipe you will want to make to share with your family and friends!

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been inspired today to try something new.  I am looking forward to seeing you back next week.  Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Hugs You Got This

Hello my friends!  I hope the weather is warmer where you are, because we are dealing with some seriously cold temperatures here in Utah.  Not fun, but a girl has to stay warm, and what a better way than to play in my craft room out of the cold? Let’s get to today’s inspiration for some new and fun projects that are sure to warm your heart!  I hope these will inspire you and you will have fun creating some of your own.

Hugs You Got This By Amy Sheffer

This beautiful card, designed by the very talented Amy Sheffer, is a great way to send some hugs through the mail.  Amy always brings her cards to life with beautiful, soft water coloring.  I love they way that it complements the beautiful flowers.  Who wouldn’t feel the love with this perfect message of hope and encouragement?

Hugs You Got This

Amy used the stamp Fresh Bouquet along with a combination of Papertrey inks and Zig clean color brush markers.  Stamps are always a great way to create your own images to color.  You can outline the image and add your own pop of color using your favorite coloring technique.  Thank you, Amy, for always being a great inspiration. To see more of Amy’s designs, let me take you over to her blog Pickled Paper Designs.  You are sure to leave inspired to start your next project.

Let It Snow By Loll Thompson

I just love how Loll captures the sense of peacefulness of the freshly fallen snow, along with a lovely background to showcase the snow white trees.  This beautiful card really sets the mood for the winter months.

Let It Snow

Here in Utah the weather has been very cold with lots of snow.  For those of you who love snow, this is a great project for you.  This fabulous card was created by Loll Thompson.  Click here and I will take you over to Stamping with Loll where you can see the steps to create this card.  She will also have a list of supplies to help you get started.  Take some time to visit her blog; she has many wonderful projects to share and you will be so inspired by her talent!

Candy & Flowers With A Twist By Jenny Williamson

When you hear the words Valentine’s Day doesn’t it bring to your mind flowers and candy?  This is a perfect gift for someone who is hard to shop for.  Everyone loves chocolates and flowers, so celebrate with a colorful bouquet.  I love the tulips combined with the candy.  This would also be a great centerpiece for your dining room table!

Candy & Flowers With A Twist

Jenny has great step-by-step instructions, so click here and I’ll take you over to her original post and you can take notes on all the great tips to create your own fun bouquet.  Make one for yourself and one for your Valentine!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels By Christi Johnstone

If you like sweet and salty flavors, then you will love these Chocolate Covered Pretzels.  They are so easy to make and are very addicting!  The options for customizing are endless.  You can make chocolate covered pretzels using any pretzel shape that you like.  The long pretzel rod or a traditional pretzel twist are perfect to use.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Be creative and add different colors and toppings.  Add nuts, coconut, sprinkles, and even coconut.  These will be a great gift for Valentine’s Day, or just for a fun family treat!  Click here and I will take you over to get the recipe from Christi.  You will want to visit her blog Love From The Oven to see more of her wonderful recipes.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week and I will see you back next weekend with more projects to keep you inspired.  Stay warm!

LeAnn