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!




Saturdays With LeAnn

Here For You


Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on our Weekly Scrapper blog.  I have some real treasures to share with you today.  I hope that these will inspire you to jump out of your chair and get started making some fun projects on this fabulous weekend!  Enjoy the inspiration, my friends!

Page Protectors By Samantha Peyton (aka Sami)

For the last few months I have been showing you some great pocket page layouts.  Today I want to share the varieties of page protectors.  This will give you an idea on how many different types of page protectors are available for you, along with the info on them, all in one spot.  A variety of pocket page protectors will give you lots of choices when creating these types of pages; you definitely do not have to stick with just one design.

Page Protectors

Come with me over to Scrapmaster’s Paradise where Sami will show you many different styles of pocket page protectors.  You will not only learn the different types of pocket pages, but you’ll be inspired by Sami and the information she shares.  As you will see, there are tons of different options and configurations when it comes to Project Life® style pocket page protectors.  The possibilities for your albums are endless!  I hope this will help you when you are creating your pocket page layouts.  Have fun scrapping, my friends!

Here For You By Julia Stainton

I just love the look of rolled flowers and the way they highlight projects to give beauty, dimension, and character.  They create such fabulous embellishments for your cards or layouts.  I fell in love with every little detail about this card – the soft colors, the stunning flowers, and the wonderful dimension. This inspiring card was created by Julia Stainton.  I can only imagine how this beautiful card will bring a ray of sunshine to brighten anyone’s day!

Here For You

I would love to have you come with me over to Belle Papier to see more of Julia Stainton’s outstanding and inspiring projects.  A big thank you to Julia for sharing her sweet card with us.  What a great inspiration!

Watercolor Shapes By Melissa Phillips

Don’t you just love the technique of watercoloring?  This is a technique that is classic, and yet new at the same time. It never gets old! This is such a fabulous way to add color to your project.  Today I would like to share a beautiful card created by the very (very!) talented Melissa Phillips.  She will show you how to create your own watercolor shapes to use as backgrounds and focal points on your cards.

Watercolor Shapes

I love the fact that this card has such a versatile design.  Give it a personal touch by adding a sentiment for the occasion you are using it for.  It is so pretty!  I can never throw away a handmade card.  Can’t you just see this being recycled into a cover of a cute mini album, or even put into a picture frame and then using it as a home décor piece?  Click here and you will find step-by-step instructions by Melissa. Be sure and check out Melissa’s other projects – I promise you will be so happy you stopped by her blog at LilyBean Paperie.

Picture Frame To A Pretty Tray By Christy James

After stumbling onto this wonderful blog Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer I have totally fallen in love with the projects featured! Christy James is one amazing and creative lady who shares such a great variety of outstanding projects. I have to say this is one blog you will want to check out very often, especially if you love to do makeover projects!

Picture Frame To A Pretty Tray

Serving trays are quite the rage right now.  In addition to using them to serve with, they look wonderful as a décor piece on your table, ottoman, or even your counter top.  Make one of your own using the design and color of your choice.  Click here and you will find directions from Christy, along with many more of her outstanding projects.

Soft & Chewy Ice Cream Brownie Cookies By Julie Gransee

This is one of the easiest treats to make!  These ice cream brownie cookies are so delicious you might not be willing to share!  Make them for your next party and everyone will beg for the recipe. They taste amazing and are easy to prepare; you will leave everyone wanting more!

Soft & Chewy Brownie Cookies

Every special occasion needs a special treat.  To give them a festive look, you can add  chocolate sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or crushed peanuts to the ice cream.  Come with me over to the Lovely Little Kitchen where you will find Julie’s recipe and directions.  You are going to love these! 🙂

I hope you have been inspired to give these fun projects a try.  I am sure you will have so much fun creating them! Thank you for sharing some of your weekend with me.  I am looking forward to having you return next Saturday.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a fabulous week ahead!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Coin Purse


Welcome back to another wonderful weekend! I hope this Saturday brings some time for you to relax. I have the privilege of seeing many beautiful projects and sharing them with you. My desire is that today’s projects will bring you inspiration and ideas for your own creating. I hope you will be inspired to pull out your fun products and begin to create things that will make you feel happy and accomplished.

We Are Family By Allison Davis

When I have multiple family photos to include on a page, I often switch to a pocket style layout. This is such a great way to add several photos to your page. In order to take the complication out of scrapbooking, Project Life is a way to simplify the process of scrapbooking. The simple design is stylish and makes it possible for you to complete more pages in less time.

We Are Family

We Are Family

It is also fun to create traditional scrapbooking layouts to mix in your albums along with your pocket pages. Above is a great example of this. I love that you can mix both styles in the same album and create a customized album. Photo overlays are also a great way to add some interesting elements to a photo.  If you haven’t tried to create a Project Life album, I encourage you to do so. You will be so impressed with how you created your own one-of-a-kind album as you add your personal touch. You are sure to become addicted to creating these and you won’t stop at just one!  Click here and I will take you over to the Simple Stories blog; you will find a sketch from Allison on how she created her darling pages.

Love Is Sweet By Michele Kovack

I love cards!  Whether they are simple or detailed, cards are so fun to make.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is a great time to get started making your cards. Pull out your lace, ribbons, sequins, glitter, etc. You can create one by adding beautiful papers and embellishments, including sweet sentiments, and then share your finished product with the special people in your life.

Love Is Sweet

This adorable card was created by Michele Kovack; click here to find how she created it. Don’t procrastinate getting your cards done – Valentine’s  Day is just a little over two weeks away! I am sure your loved ones will treasure one of your handmade cards!

You’re So Tweet By Debby Hughes

This is the time of the year to send out a handmade card to someone special. This darling card will certainly brighten up someone’s day and put a smile on their face; it truly warms my heart. Just think of the different possibilities you can do with this fun stamp, and I can see it working for all seasons.

 You're So Tweet

Debby Hughes did a beautiful job with her coloring technique using her Copic Markers.  For instructions and a list of supplies, jump on over to her blog Limedoodledesign. Debby will share how she created this adorable card.  I would love to see what you do with this fun stamp set Some Birdie Loves You by Simon Says Stamps.

Coin Purse By Melissa Phillips

Ok, isn’t this the cutest thing you ever did see?  I just couldn’t resist making these adorable little purses for my grand-daughters! I know they will love these to pieces! I thought this was such a fun way to give them their Valentine’s Day card. I can hardly wait for Valentine’s to get here now! You will be so surprised how easy and fun these are to make. The Coin Purse die is so easy to use; when your finished you will want to make more and more!

Coin Purse

I was so excited to share this sweet little purse with you today. A big thank you goes out to one of my favorite designers, Melissa Phillips. She truly amazes me with her talent, and I know you will fall in love with her inspiration as well. Click here to visit her blog to see this adorable project, along with many more that she has created. Thank you for being such an inspiration, Melissa!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies By Roxana Yawgel

Who can resist a yummy whoopie sandwhich cookie filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? My mom made these for years as I was growing up. They were such a great treat that they didn’t last very long. Today I want to share a delicious recipe with you for turning the soft chocolate sandwich into a Red Velvet Whoopie cookie. With Valentine’s just around the corner what a perfect treat to make for your family!

Red Velvet Woopie Pies

Roxana will inspire you to want to spend some time in the kitchen baking. Click here to get the ingredients and recipe for these yummy little treats. Be sure to check out her other fabulous desserts as well.  Who says January is the month for dieting, RIGHT? 🙂  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking time out of your Saturday to be with me. I hope you have been filled with inspiration and will leap into some of those projects and enjoy being creative! Have a wonderful week and I will see you back next week with more fabulous ideas.


Saturdays With LeAnn

Love You


Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  It always makes me so happy to know that you have found some time for yourself to craft. Crafting is so therapeutic and real stress reliever. I know here at Weekly Scrapper you will find many projects to inspire you, along with taking your mind of those stressful things in your life. It is my hope you will find some projects today that will get you excited and let you have fun creating. Don’t hold back or doubt what you can do! I enjoy being able to take this time to be with you and share some of my passion for crafting so sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration!

Adventurous By Mona Pendleton

Let’s start out today with a gorgeous layout designed by the very talented Mona Pendleton. This was a layout created from a challenge of using a selfie photo to describe more than words can say. I myself am not a selfie taker; whenever I have tried it out, I really cringed with the results. My daughters will pull me into their selfies occasionally, and since I love being photographed with them, those are the selfies that turn out the best. How many times do we scrapbook other people and rarely have any layouts of ourselves?  Selfies do make for the most hysterically funny and personal images and really show off personalities, so I loved seeing this layout from Mona.


Mona’s layout is amazing as she used Prima texture paste and a variety of inks for her background.  Adding a combination of Prima flowers and die cut leaves really gave the layout some great dimension. Think of all of the possibilities you can come up with using texture paste and inks, it is just one unique background after another! If you haven’t spent time recently on Mona’s fabulous blog, click here and I will take you over.  You’re sure to leave inspired to start on your next project.  Have fun experimenting. 🙂

Butterfly Inspiration By Amy Sheffer

Are you one that likes to keep your projects clean and simple?  Have you ever come across a template or die cut and wondered just how you could incorporate it into your project?  Today I want to share a darling card that is clean, simple, and very colorful. This is a great way to get away from those winter blues. Remember, spring is just around the corner!

Butterflies Inspirations

Amy Sheffer created this darling card using the Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate and Bitty Butterflies stamp set. She die-cut the cover plate, then stamped the butterfly cut-outs in different colors. Pulling the wings forward gave the card some dimension.  Be sure to stop by Pickled Paper Designs to get your butterfly inspiration. Amy will give you some great ideas and a punch of inspiration to get you started!

Love You By Melissa Phillips

It is always important to have inspiration around us to remind us to be creative.  This is exactly what Melissa Phillips does every time I go to her blog.  She is so inspiring and always portrays such beautiful and amazing ideas.  Today I want to share with you one of her outstanding masterpieces that I know  will inspire you.

Love You

Melissa created the background for her card by using several stamps from Papertrey Ink such as the Sheet Music stamp set along with the Keep It Simple Love mini stamp set.  I love the way this gives some personality to her card.  Don’t you just love the fresh look of her sweet card?  It is amazing what a cheerful card can do!  Whether your style is vintage or simple and clean, you will be amazed how creative you can be with the supplies you have laying around in your stash.  Pull out some of your favorite treasures and don’t be afraid to mix and match whatever you have.

Re-purposed Sweater Pillows By Cami 

I think you are really going to enjoy today’s inspiration piece.  I really wanted to share this with you because I think these are so fun and what a great way to use an old sweater.  Don’t give your old sweaters to the thrift store before you see which ones will turn into a classic pillow.  Once you find the perfect sweater, you will need either a pillow form or some sort of fiber-fill stuffing.  You can even cut up old pillows and re-purpose the filling for a new pillow.  This project can be done super cheap!

Re-purposed Sweater Pillows

Re-purposed Sweater Pillow

What a fun way to make your home more cozy in the winter. Wouldn’t these be perfect for a treasured gift?  Click here and I will take you over to Tidbits where Cami will give you step-by-step instructions.  All you have to do is search for that perfect sweater to make your own one-of-a-kind pillow. Happy crafting!

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Drink By Jaclyn

Even in the middle of winter it is so nice to have a refreshing and revitalizing smoothie!  The Blueberry Cheesecake Protein drink is the perfect pick me up to start your day.  It is filled with yummy and healthy ingredients.  If you love smoothies, you will want to add this to your smoothie list!

Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Drink

I’m almost certain you are going to be hooked. It is so good you will dream about this yummy smoothie! Once you try this you are going to have to keep extra frozen blueberries and bananas on hand at all times. A nice plus is that it only takes a few minutes to make, and is definitely a smoothie you will want to make often. 🙂  Come with me over to Cooking Classy where you will find the ingredients and how to create this delicious drink.

No matter what your talent is, today is a great time to try a new technique or to step out of your comfort zone.  Think of it as a “creative stretch.”  Thank you for joining me today, and as always I look forward for your return next Saturday.  Have a great week!




Saturday’s Inspiration: Valentine’s Day projects, a lovely wedding layout, and a yummy treat!

From The Heart


Good morning crafters, and a very happy Saturday to you all! Today I hope you will enjoy some projects that I found to be inspiring to me and hope they will be to you as well.

Cherish by Gabrielle Pollocco

Gabrielle Pollocco is one of my most favorite designers for a beautiful, vintage look. She has so many wonderful projects at Such A Pretty Mess and I know you will truly be inspired by visiting her blog. This stunning layout has some really fun techniques along with gorgeous embellishments. And an extra bonus from Gabrielle – learn how to make your own texture paste with her step-by-step instructions.


From The Heart by Melissa Phillips 

I just love Valentine’s Day! It is such a fun time to make and hand out cards to those you love. This darling card was created by an amazing designer, Melissa Phillips. You can always feel the love that she puts into her projects. See more adorable cards made by Melissa on her blog LilyBean Paperie. You are sure to have endless inspiration for your week.

From The Heart

Paper Rose Framed Art Work by Lia Griffith

It is the time of year I like to bring spring and some color into my home décor. This beautiful design is one that will look fabulous in any room of your home. Believe it or not, these gorgeous flowers were made using metallic text weight paper. Are you inspired and want to get started? Click here for the step by step tutorial from Lia Griffith on how to create your paper roses. Lia has so many wonderful home projects, so be sure to visit her blog Handcraft Your Life  I hope this will inspire you to create a beautiful masterpiece for your own home décor, or share the love by giving this to someone special.

Paper Rose Framed Artwork

Paper Rose Framed Art Work

 Textured Tag by Hels Sheridan

This lovely tag is all about texture. Let your imagination run wild just by using some stamps, texture paste, paint, gesso, and inks, along with some fun embossing folders. Adhere this to a package, a card, scrapbook page, or just set it out on a small easel to enjoy. Be sure to pop on over to the Ink On My Fingers blog to see instructions on how to create your lovely tag.

More Than A Feeling

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake

I would like to share one more item with you, and that is Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting. These are so yummy they will just melt in your mouth. (I bet you can’t just eat one, lol!) So simple to make and very impressive to serve. Stop by and see Lizzy at Your Cup Of Cake. You will find the Ingredients and directions, along with enjoying more of her wonderful recipes.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I have really enjoyed sharing these projects today and hope they have been inspiring for you. Thank you for taking your time to stop by. Looking for additional inspiration? Visit Weekly Scrapper every day, and make sure to pop back here next Saturday; I promise I will have more inspiring projects! Enjoy your weekend!

Over the River and Through The Woods

Hi everyone! I have a very fun card to share with you today. This darling card was created by the very talented Melissa Phillips. I recommend paying her a visit at LilyBean Paperie any time you need a burst of creative inspiration.

Through The Woods

It’s so fun to pull out your inks and stamps and have some fun playing. This stamp set consists of luggage images that can be stacked or stand alone, along with so many fun sentiments for many occasions.

Through The Woods

Holidays are such a great reason to create a handmade card. They are a wonderful way to send sunshine and love to a friend or family member. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I have and are inspired to get creative!

Thank you for your visit. Hope to see you again soon!


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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Green Ink
  • Red Ink
  • Black Ink
  • Versamark Pad

The Object of My Confection

The play on words along with the beautiful images caused me to choose this project for Weekly Scrapper.  Also, Melissa Frances is one of our VIP exhibitors at Scrapbook Expo, and we like to share the love of our exhibitors all over the place.

Object of My Confection Melissa Frances

This inspiration was created by design team member Melissa Phillips using the new Sweet Life Collection.  In addition to posting on the Melissa Frances blog, Melissa Phillips has her own blog called LilyBean Paperie.  Check them out!

Melissa shared this about her project, “I recently created a couple of mini albums using The Sweet Life collection and Sizzix dies.  The albums are covered in Hooray for Cake patterned paper (PA418), Ballerina Cupcakes patterned paper (PA416), and Sweet Life Journaling Cards (GNJA006).  I added Melissa Frances Pure Silver Glass Glitter (GN350E) around the edges of both journaling cards to bring in some shabby sparkle and added a bit of pink crocheted trim down the edge.”

Object of My Confection Melissa Frances close

I encourage you to try a different style today.  If you prefer “clean and simple,” try a vintage look.  Or vice versa.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!


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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Notebook
  • Flower
  • Bling
  • Cream Buttons
  • Pink Crochet Trim
  • Cream Ribbon