Saturdays With LeAnn

7 Layer Candy Apple Cheesecake Bars

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my dear friends.  On this beautiful fall day, it is my desire to share some fun autumn-themed projects with you. I hope to bring you some inspiration so you will want to pull out your fun projects and begin to create things that will make you feel happy and accomplished.  I hope you have a warm, beautiful, relaxing, and creative fall day!

Autumn By Nathalie DeSousa

It is no secret that my favorite time of the year is fall. I love creating autumn-themed layouts and I am excited to share this beautiful layout with you.  Working with your imagination is all about creativity and using it to take something as simple as a piece of paper and turning it into a beautiful piece of art.  Nathalie wanted to portray an outdoor setting, so she recreated some foliage for her layout.  Before laying down her leaves and photos, Nathalie created a beautiful and colorful background.  As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories and preserving the moments.  Don’t you just feel the inspiration from this layout?


Autumn

There are so many different color variations you can use to make your beautiful layout.  Put your own personality into it and see what you can come up with.  Your project will be amazing and truly inspiring.  Take a minute or two and visit Living An Inspired Life; I can guarantee that you will find Nathalie’s blog very stimulating and innovative.  You will want to jump right in and start creating your very own layout.  A big thank you to Nathalie for all of your wonderful inspiration!

Autumn Splendor By Cherry Nelson

It’s hard to believe that autumn is here!  It is a beautiful season when Mother Nature gives us majestic colors and invites us to be thankful for our blessings.  Cherry used a lot of chipboard pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and flowers to create her dimension.  As fast as the months fly by, it will soon be time to celebrate Thanksgiving, and with that in mind, I want to share this adorable card created by Cherry Nelson.

Autumn Splendor

The colors and designs in this card are so perfect for fall.  All the elements match beautifully.  There are so many different color variations you can use to create your own beautiful card.  Put your own personality into it and see what you come up with.  I know your finished card will be amazing and truly inspiring.  A big thank you to Cherry for her wonderful inspiration.  You will always walk away uplifted by her talent!

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin By Taysha Murtaugh

As most of you know, I just love Mason Jars.  One can never have too many of them!  Lately I have been using them in my scrapbook room for some of my embellishments.  With that said, I don’t really use the lids; so while surfing the internet for projects I came upon this adorable Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin.  I was so excited to share this with you!  This is such an amazing idea to re-use your rings.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

The Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin will be one of your favorite pumpkin projects of all time.  It’s cute, simple, and one of the first decorations people will notice when they walk into your house.  Let me take you on over to Country Living where you will see a full video tutorial by Taysha on how easy these cute pumpkins are to make.  The longest part of the whole project is waiting for the paint to dry.  Have fun creating!

I can honestly say I have never had a dessert quite like this before.  These caramel apple cheesecake bars with streusel topping are absolutely unreal.  Each layer is heavenly, and then on top of it all, it is drizzled with a fantastic caramel.  When I found this recipe, I knew I just had to try it.  My husband has now declared these are his new favorite dessert, which means I will be making them again and most likely very soon!
7 Layer Candy Apple Cheesecake Bars
Now that your mouth is watering, let’s pop on over to Carlsbad Cravings where Jen will give you her recipe and directions on how to make these yummy treats.  These are a perfect treat for your family and friends.  You will be sure to put a smile on their faces. Enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post and have been inspired to give these charming projects a try.  I know you will have fun creating them.  Thank you again for sharing some of your weekend with me; I look forward to having you return next Saturday.  Have a fabulous week!
LeAnn

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thinking Of You

Saturdays-with-LeAnnWelcome back, my friends.  What better way to round out the work week than with five amazing projects from four wonderful designers?  I hope I can WOW you today with these wonderful projects and a yummy dessert!  So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!

Young Wild & Free By Cathy Cafun

You are probably familiar with the term “fussy cutting.”  It is something we see quite often in layouts.  Our motifs lend themselves to be hand-cut, layered, and put on display.  What a fabulous way of using some of your beautiful papers.  It adds dimension and gives your layout a clean, refreshing look.

Young Wild & Free

Cathy has some step-by-step and easy to follow instructions prepared to help you create your fun beach layout.  I highly recommend you stop by her blog “Cathy Can’t Help Herself” for a visit; you will love all of her fun tips and techniques.  This is one that you will certainly will want to make to put your fun beach photos on. Thank you for sharing your beautiful layout, Cathy.

Thinking Of You By Yoonsun Hur

With shaker cards being so popular, I wanted to share this adorable card designed by Yoonsun Hur.   Yoonsun used the Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax die from My Favorite Things that really simplifies the process of creating a perfect shaker card.

Thinking Of You

Along with the fun dies, Yoonsun used a fun flower stamp to create this beautiful and colorful design.  For the beautiful sequins to fill up your shaker card, you’ll find them at My Favorite Things. The fabulous combination of beads, sequins, and confetti all coordinate perfectly to create this beautiful card.  I really hope you have a great time creating your own fun shaker card!

Venetian Summer By Heather Telford

I instantly fell in love with this beautiful card.  It is so classy and I love the pop of red.  Heather created those shadows and highlights so perfectly with water coloring.  Heather inked her stamp Venetian Summer in London Fog, but avoided the hat so she could ink it in red.  She then added some shading to the building and the woman by picking up ink with a small watercolor brush. What a masterpiece Heather has created!

Venetian Summer

Her beautiful card encouraged me to develop some new skills and be less intimidated to try new things.  My motto is “Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style. Never hesitate to try something new.”  I would like to say a big “Thank You” to Heather for her fabulous inspiration and allowing us to share her beautiful creation.  Do yourself a big favor and stop by her blog Bits and Pieces where you will enjoy some creative therapy with Heather.  You will be filled with so much inspiration and be very happy you took the time to visit.

Fancy Box By Beatriz Jennings

I love having cards on hand.  When an occasion comes up, I am prepared and don’t have to stress about making one quickly!  I found this adorable Fancy Box created by Beatriz Jennings and immediately knew that I had to make one.  What a perfect way to store all of my hand-crafted cards!  This adorable box turned out to be the perfect place for my cards, and I had a blast creating one of my own.  Thank you, Beatriz, for sharing your fun Fancy Box.

Fancy Box

Now lets take it one step farther and create a birthday card using up some of the scraps that were used for the Fancy Box.  Grab some of your fun embellishments to finish adding some dimension to your card.

Birthday Card

Now that you have fallen in love with both the box and the card, let me take you on over to Beatriz’s blog Iralamija where you will find the supplies that she used, along with instructions to begin creating your own box and card. Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Lid Mini Cheesecake By Linda Braden

I have such a great love of Mason jars; I have used them in so many different ways in my crafting.  Today I want to take it one step farther than only using the jar – we are going to use the Mason jar lid to create mini cheesecakes! Yes, you read that right, Mason jar lids!  Who would have ever thought that a lid would be so useful?  They are like mini springform pans.  What a fun treat to make with your family.  Always creating memories, right?

Mason Jar Lids Mini Cheesecake

These taste as good as they look.  I bet you can’t just eat one! 🙂  Click here and let me escort you over to the It All Started With Paint blog so you can print out your recipe.  This is one you will want to be sure and add to your favorites. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed spending some of your Saturday with me.  If you are in the Orlando, Florida area today, make sure to stop in at the Gaylord Palms resort and say hello and enjoy a fun day with Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.  Hope to see you there! 🙂