Saturdays With LeAnn

Being Unique

Hello, my crafty friends!  Another week has flown by, and here we are again with an inspirational day on Weekly Scrapper.  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today. Now that we are getting into the busy summer months, I hope that you can find some time to create some of your own projects.  Set aside some time for yourself this weekend and enjoy the things you love to do.  You deserve it!

Dream Big By Kim Stewart

Gelatos are a fun way to add color to your scrapbook layouts, mini albums, and other paper crafting projects.  Faber Castell Gelatos are great for watercolor techniques.  One thing that I love about the Gelatos is that they are so versatile.  You can really come up with so many different ways how to use them.  I love the way Kim added just a small touch of color to her beautiful layout.

Dream Big

Kim’s layout is very simple, but also documents her happy and everyday memories with her photos.  Kim used some cut elements from the Dream On Paper collection by Pinkfresh Studios.  Don’t you just love all the simple and colorful elements?  Get creative with these fun shaped stickers, they are the perfect accent to your project. I bet your creative wheels are turning, so let me take you over to Kim’s personal blog Happy Like Yellow where you will see so many more of her inspirational projects.

Being Unique By Lorraine Aquilina

Here is a way to speed up your crafting!  Rather than fussy cutting stamped images, use images that have coordinating steel dies.  These thin metal dies are so easy to use.  Cut a mat and then stamp the image on top – it is just that easy!  Lorraine used the Zig Real Brush Markers to color her owl.  I just love the sparkle she added to the eye shadow!

Being Unique

Create a stenciled background to add texture to your card like Lorraine did.  She used some white embossing paste and stencil before splattering with inks and adding a sprinkling of glitter.  I know you are dying to find out where to get this adorable stamp and die. Don’t worry, just click here and I will take you over to Lorraine’s Loft where she has a full detailed list of supplies she used for her card.  You are going to love her blog and will certainly be inspired by her wonderful projects!

Fathers Day Gift Labels By Lia Griffith

Give dad something different this Father’s Day with personalized creations that you designed just for him.  They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and after all what man wouldn’t love all these goodies?  Can you just imagine the look on his face when he receives all these savory treats?  This is a great opportunity to make his favorite homemade goodies. You can customize labels with a Father’s Day message and put them all into a basket.

Fathers Day Gift Labels

Lia Griffith has created some really creative and fun labels.  To customize the food gift labels click here and Lia will share how to get started.  What a great gift idea!  Have fun creating your gift baskets for that special guy in your life!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups By Lindsay Conchar

When chocolate and mint get together with a hint of peppermint, mmmm….magic happens!  These mint chocolate cookie cups are little bites of heaven.  Can you just image a soft, chocolate cookie with an Andes Mint stuffed in the middle and topped with mint buttercream and chocolate drizzle?  These will become a family favorite!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

You will want to double the batch when making these, I promise they will get devoured.  What a great summer treat for any of your gatherings with friends and family.  Now that your mouth is watering, click here and I will be glad to escort you on over to Life, Love, & Sugar where you will find Lindsay’s recipe and all the ingredients you will need to make these.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have been inspired and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  I always enjoy our creative time together.  I will see you back next Saturday with more great projects.

Hugs to all!

LeAnn

Saturdays With LeAnn

Dad's Garden

Saturdays-with-LeAnn

Hello, my crafty friends!  I hope that you have had some time this month to relax and enjoy the warmer weather.  This is such a wonderful time of the year as we get ready to jump into all those summertime activities. Make sure to take the time to snap lots of photos!  My plan today is to inspire you with some fun projects to add enjoyment to your day and inspire that creative side of you.

Only You By Cari Fennell

As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories you preserve with your family, friends, and future generations. This beautiful masterpiece layout captures a special moment.  It is a great thing to feel the joy and fulfillment that comes from what we have created.  What a special photo to capture the emotions and story in this lovely layout. Isn’t scrapbooking all about recording life’s tender moments?

Only You

This gorgeous baby layout was created by Cari Fennel, one of Prima’s very talented designers.  Whether you just had a baby, a grandbaby, or even if your baby is now a teenager, this is a perfect layout that will be a high priority on your list to create.  Check out all the fun dimension that you can create using the boxed flowers from Prima.  Now that you are in love with this layout, let me take you on over to Cari’s blog Just Me And My Maryjanes where you will find the supplies and tips to start to create your own layout.

Dad’s Garden By Peet Roeven

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better way of telling your father you love him than with a handmade treasure?  Flowers don’t have to be just for moms.  Dads love and appreciate them, too! I thought I would share this fun card for dad with you today. This great card was created by Peet Roeven.

Dad's Garden

Sometimes coming up with an idea for a father can be somewhat challenging.  I know when it comes to shopping for my husband, I never know what to get.  However, I find that a handmade treasure from me is something that he will treasure for years to come.  There is nothing better than receiving a card that has taken some time and thought.  Let’s celebrate Dad this year with a handmade card!  Let me escort you over to Scrap Album where you will find all the materials you’ll need to create your own card.

Spring By Michele Kovack

Are you ready to try a new technique?  Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects for a mixed media project.  You can color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with distress inks and stains for more creative possibilities.

Spring

This stunning card created by Michele Kovack was used with the fun Distress Crayons.  Michele also used JustRite dies to create her focal point.  I love her beautiful arrangement with the flower, leaves, and ribbon, along with her beautiful color scheme.  Please let me escort you over to Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker.  You will find so many inspired projects created by Michele Kovack.  Enjoy trying a new technique!

Stenciled Garden Pots By Jennifer Priest

Looking for something to do with all of those clay pots that have been collecting dust in your garage? Let’s add a personal touch to your terra cotta pots and add some beauty to your porch, backyard deck, or garden.  Who would have ever thought to add a variety of art forms from simple to detailed painting, stenciling, decoupage, and mixed media, to a terra cotta pot?  Clay pots are smooth and the perfect crafting surface for all ages!

Stenciled Garden Pots

Add a little imagination and you will be so impressed what you come up with!  I highly recommend stopping by the Sizzix blog for a fun visit.  You won’t want to miss out on Jennifer’s great techniques.  Click here and I will take you over to a full tutorial video on how to stencil terra cotta pots.  Have fun creating!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake By Elizabeth LaBau

This is a busy time of year with all of the summer picnics, reunions, and parties.  This delicious cake will be the hit at any gathering you attend.  It is such an eye catcher and is every bit as good as it looks!  It is the perfect combination of chocolate cake with a creamy mint frosting.  A classic combination that creates a classic celebration!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake

This fabulous cake is made with a moist devil’s food cake, and filled with a smooth, creamy mint buttercream flecked with bits of dark chocolate. This dessert is one that will obviously only last no more than a day, two at the very most!  Click here to get this fabulous recipe.  You will be thanking me for posting this, so go ahead and give it a try! 🙂

My hope today is that you have been inspired and are ready to create!  Have a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you for the visit today!

Andes Mint Cupcakes

We all are familiar with Andes Mints.  Who doesn’t love them right? Today’s photo is from Your Cup of Cake and features a cupcake with a very yummy taste of chocolate and mint.   I am sure you are going to love making these.  Just in time to try them out before the Holidays.

Mint Cupcakes

The recipe for these cupcakes can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy these yummy cupcakes.  Have a delightful day baking!