Saturdays With LeAnn

Springtime Basket

Saturdays-with-LeAnn

Welcome back this beautiful Saturday morning! The weather here in Utah has been so lovely. With the new season comes more sunshine and lots of pretty flowers. This is a great time to shake off winter and tackle some new projects. Spring is just around the corner, so I hope to bring you some springtime inspiration for your next creation!

It’s A Girl By Delaina Burns

This is an adorable baby layout that will steal the heart of any new mother.  Don’t you just love the feminine details and the pretty, soft colors?  This gorgeous baby layout was created by the very talented Delaina Burns.  Whether you just had a baby or a new grandchild, this is a layout that you must create.

It's A Girl

Delaina created this page using the Vintage Baby Collection from Maja Designs. The soft papers give this a monochromatic feel and enhance the sweet photo.  I definitely will have to create one of these for my granddaughter’s photos.  Click here and you will see how Delaina created her layout and the supplies she used.  This is one of those “must do” to put on your “to do” list!

Celebrate By Jennie Atkinson

How many of you have a box of leftover papers?  Recently I moved into a new home, and I was ashamed at myself when I realized that I had four large boxes that were nothing but scraps!  It was a great eye opener to me that I need to start using those papers instead of only collecting them.  This darling card caught my eye when I realized it was created using Jennie’s scraps.

Celebrate

You will be so surprised at all the beautiful things you can create with your scraps! Jennie pulled her papers together and used layering stencils, distress inks, and a fun stamp from the Classics #13 stamp set by Tim Holtz.  Come with me over to Country View Crafts where you will see a variety of the same style cards using different papers.  You will also find a supply list of what you need to create these beautiful cards.

Hello There By Nichole Heady

I love cards!  Whether they are simple or detailed; cards are as fun to make as they are to receive.  I just love sharing the finished product with the special people in my life.  You can create them by adding beautiful papers, embellishments, and then finishing them off with sweet sentiments. This one is for all of you very talented stampers and card makers.  I love the fun and simple stamping techniques that Nichole used on this adorable card.  This is a perfect card to make it into a shaker card.

Hello There

Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your first one, I highly recommend stopping by the Papertrey Ink blog where Nichole Heady shares some of her helpful tips on creating some adorable cards.  You will love her inspiration.  Thank you, Nichole, for sharing your talent with us!

Springtime Basket By Gloria Stengel

I don’t know about you but I am certainly ready for spring.  Creating this darling little basket will take you away from the winter blues, and will also have you one step ahead on a spring décor item for your home.  I am crazy about the vibrant color combination that Gloria chose; I just love aqua and pink together.

Springtime Basket

This would make a great home décor piece for Easter just by adding some decorated eggs, candy, or even more flowers tucked in the basket.  Click here and you will see how Gloria created her basket.  Have fun creating! 🙂

Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites By Becky Hardin

Let’s start out by saying these are unbelievably quick and easy to make.  They are chock full of protein, and oh, are they tasty!  These healthy bites of energy are so good for all of us. I am one who loves sweets, so I have to say at first I was hesitant when I saw “Energy” in the title.  After making these, I now have a favorite treat!  I love that these no bake energy bites are great treats that you can feel good about feeding your kids.  My grandchildren love them!

Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites

I highly recommend you give them a try.  You will end up making a batch for you and then a batch for your family. 🙂 Click here and you will find the recipe and ingredients to make these.  Thank you, Becky, for sharing your great recipe.  Enjoy! 🙂

Thank you for sharing a bit of your weekend with me.  I am looking forward to spend more time with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful and creative week ahead!

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Bold Backgrounds

Saturdays-with-LeAnnHappy Saturday, my friends. Let’s stay out of the heat and create some fun and wonderful projects. Today I hope you will be inspired and want to take some time to relax and enjoy the projects I have to share with you. It is the time of year to kick back and enjoy life!

Beach Mini Album by Kathy Clement

Summer is the time to make many wonderful memories whether it is at the beach, swimming pool, or even at a family reunion. Take the time to create a spot for your cherished moments in this fabulous mini album to document your favorite summer memories.

Beach Mini Album

You can almost picture your toes in the sand with this fabulous mini album. The album was made by using Wooden Files from Crafty Secrets. Adding layers of paint, stencils, and crackle medium to the wooden cover will create it’s own personality. Let’s get started by clicking here where Kathy will give full step-by-step instructions, along with several tips that will be very useful in your crafting. Kathy is the queen of mini albums so be sure to visit her blog Kathy by Design. You will be over-the-top in love with her projects!

Live The Dream by Jennie Atkinson

There are so many things that attracted me to this beautiful shabby chic card. I love the pretty pink tones, combined with the gorgeous background papers from Maja Design. What’s not to love about this gorgeous card; it is so soft with such a feminine touch. The photo is priceless and gives the card a perfect finishing touch! Jennie really added the perfect details to create her fabulous card.

Live The Dream

Jennie’s card has layers and layers, scruffy edges with stitching, and to top it off she used muslin, flowers, buttons, pins, and ribbon. Click here and I will take you over to Jennie’s blog “Live The Dream” where you are sure to leave totally inspired to start your next project.

Bold Backgrounds by Kathy Racoosin

This bright bold background adds a lot of techniques and imagination to Kathy’s card and I love the beautiful colors. Using a bold dark background is a great way to give drama and impact to your cards.

Bold Backgrounds

I would like to take you over to Kathy’s blog The Daily Marker where you will learn some wonderful techniques. You can also find a wonderful tutorial on YouTube of the 30-day coloring challenge HERE. This is such an eye-catching card – I bet you can’t wait to get started creating your own!

Stencil End Table by Taylor at TayRose Design

Do you have an old table in your home that needs an uplift? Today I want to share a fun project so you can enjoy and utilize that piece of furniture again. A stenciled table is an easy way to add a style that will really stand out in your room. You can create your own stencil, or use the fun stencil French Poem Allover.

Stencil End table

You will be able to bring life to that table just by using a can of paint and a stencil. To complete the look, Taylor painted the legs of the table in the same dark brown hue, and then brushed on a gold metallic creme. Adding a natural wax for the final step gives the table some protection. Click here and we will jump on over to Stencil & Stories. Taylor will give you all of the materials needed, along with some directions how to make your beautiful table in just a very short time.

Twix Thumbprint Cookies by Alyssa Rivers

Yum… what could be more tasty than a shortbread base cookie with a chewy caramel center and drizzled chocolate? These fabulous little treats are fun and easy to make, not to mention the smiles you will receive after they get eaten!

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Come with me and I will take you over to The Recipe Critic where you will find all the ingredients and directions from Alyssa. You won’t be disappointed with these yummy little treats. Fun for showers, birthday parties, summer parties, and the list goes on. There is no way you won’t love these!  🙂

Thank you for stopping by on this warm summer day. Enjoy your weekend, and I will see you back next Saturday!

 

Summer

What is your favorite time of the year?  Personally I have to say I love summer the most.  My favorite things are summer, vintage, and nautical, so this was a perfect layout for me.  I also hope that you enjoy this fabulous layout as much as I do.  This inspiration piece was designed by Heather Jacob.  This page has vintage written all over it.  How perfect is this fabulous layout to scrapbook your summer memories?

Summer

For this gorgeous layout Heather used Maja Designs “Life By The Sea” collection.  These papers have such a summery and nautical feel.  It just gets you in the mood to scrapbook your summer photos.  Patterned papers were used for the foundation giving it a feeling of the nautical theme.

Summer

Heather used black and white photos to let her creations be part of the focus, along with her memories attached to her photos.  When the colors of your photos don’t blend well with your papers, black and white photos are a great choice.  On this layout tags, hearts and strips were used to help create texture.  The cotton twine mimics the ropes used when sailing.

Summer

Above is a close look of the tags and heart.  The tag is a great place to write the title of the layout.

Summer

There is a lot of layering with tags.  The top tag has a Tim Holtz metal piece and a number three from Prima.

Summer

To balance out Heather’s design she wanted something simple and small to fill in the corner.  She cut a circle and two thin strips which she tucked around the circle.  She secured them down with some decorative brads.  From her stash she used a metal circle in the center.  What a outstanding summer layout.  Thank You Heather for your inspiration.  For more wonderful projects visit Maja Designs.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fabulous summer day!

SUPPLIES

Paper

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Accessories

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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Die Cut Shapes
  • Cotton Twine
  • Metal Circles
  • Brads
  • Chipboard Lattice
  • Summer Rubon

Sailboat Memories

The beauty of Mixed Media is that you can mix and match your collections to create a one of a kind masterpiece.   Don’t ever be afraid to combine both feminine and masculine styles to create that perfect look.  This canvas board is perfect for a fun summer wall decoration.   Along with creating this fun wall decor, just look at the beautiful scrapbook page you can also create.  I would like to say Thank You to Nancy Hanttula a fabulous design team member from Maja Designs.  You can always find wonderful inspiration on her blog Just About The Details.  Be sure to hop on over to see her creations.

Sailboat Memories/Maja Design

To create this canvas piece Nancy used the Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection from Maja Designs.  This paper line really gave her the feeling of being at the ocean.  I love the way she has used her embellishments.  She really captured a great mood in this layout.  This is one of those gratification projects.  Go ahead and give it a try.  You will love your end result.

Thank You for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day creating!

SUPPLIES

Paper:

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Accessories:

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Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Buttons
  • Distress Ink
  • Brown Ribbon
  • Modge Podge

Cute Little Cowboy

Are you one who loves working with chipboard?  This layout has so many fun and different pieces to work with. Using crackle paint, and distressing inks really add to the rustic feel of this layout.  Even though there are a lot of details and dimension to this fabulous layout, your eye still captures the wonderful photo.  This is such a great layout to preserve and record those special moments in your life.

Cute Little Cowboy

Take a close up look at all of the fine details.

Cute Little Cowboy

Rachelle used Viva Modeling Cream (Champane), vintage photo distress ink, and crackle on the fence giving it that rustic look.

Cute Little Cowboy

She rubbed on some brown ink, using an ink pad, and rubbed on some Viva Modeling Clay onto the wires.  She cut out pieces of paper for the birds, and then inked the edges.  Rachelle glued them onto  the chipboard and added a pearl for the eye.

Cute Little Cowboy

Rachelle used micro beads on the heads of the grass.  This really popped them out and gave them such a realistic look.  Using natural hemp cord, she circled it around several times to make it look like old western rope.

Cute Little Cowboy

Adding some distressing ink to the chipboard water pump also gave it a rustic look.

Cute Little Cowboy

I would like to Thank Rachelle Sigurdson for this outstanding work of art.  Be sure and visit her blog Life’s Little Embellishments Scrapbooking.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.  Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES

Chipboard:

0867 Mini Grass     da0855 Farm Fence     da0697 Wagon Wheels

0788 Chicken Wire     1387508621963-1743901014 Water Pumps     birdsonwire

Paper:

maj-p-70172 1st of march     maj-p-70178 6th of march     maj-p-70188 5th of april

maj-p-70191 7th of april     maj-p-70181 9th of march

Inks:

vivachampagne Modeling Cream       gatheredtwigs010

Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Pearls
  • Hemp Natural Twine
  • Prima Embellishments
  • Micro Beads
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Crackle Paint
  • Letters

Happy Holidays

Christmas Time is much about preparations, decorations, and expectations. When I discovered this amazing Christmas themed Collection which highlights these special times. I knew I had to spread the word. The collection is titled It’s Christmas Time by Maja Designs.

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This gorgeous Holiday Collection consists of 24 double sided papers that brings a feeling of an old vintage Christmas. The collection is also available in 6×6 pads which as you can see are perfect for your Christmas cards.

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It is so easy to put together a card when the papers are this beautiful 🙂

My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun.

May you have a Merry & Bright Holiday Season!

SUPPLIES

Paper:

Maja Design Its Christmas Time Collection

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Embellishments – Metallic Pearls, Rub-on Sentiment. Button
  • Trim – Twine

My Family

What a beautiful layout.  This caught my eye right away.  I just love the vintage feel. However I am always all about vintage.  This layout was very inspiring by the colors, the sketch interpretation, and the amazing embellishments.

My Family

There is nothing that is more heart warming then to sit down and scrapbook about your family.  What a beautiful layout this is.  A big Thank You goes out to Cathy Lane for her wonderful masterpiece full of inspiration.  This is one of those designs that can fit any type of photo on any occasion.  Be sure to visit Cathy’s blog A Stroll Down Memory Lane.  There are endless possibilities when it comes to scrapbooking.  Hope this has inspired you today to continue creating.

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

SUPPLIES:

Paper:

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1891     Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics Memories Paper

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Prima Flowers, stash
  • Metal Embellishments, Tim Holtz, stash