Saturdays With LeAnn

Plaid Watercolor

Welcome back, my dear crafty friends, to Weekly Scrapper!  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  It is one of my favorite days of the week, and especially because I get to share my passion of crafting with you. I just love spending the day in my craft room and do the things I love to do!  I hope you will be able to take some time for yourself today and have fun with your crafting.

Best Weekend By Missy Whidden

When creating a layout, the photo itself is the major guide to your process.  Any time you are using a black and white photo, you can incorporate a lot of color on the remainder of the layout to balance the lack of color in the photo.  Have you ever noticed that black and white emphasizes the faces in the photo?  Missy did such an outstanding job on this layout.  The colors she used really give the photo a pop and helps it really stand out.

Best Weekend

Missy added some fun arrows and arranged them for her background, adhered them, then went over them with gesso.  She added some shimmerz paints, washi tape, and embellished with some die cuts, tags, sequins.  To top it off she did some machine stitching through the center of her arrows.  This is such a fun and eye catching layout!  Let me escort you over to Little Nugget Creations where you will find a step-by-step video, along with many more outstanding projects created by Missy.  You will always leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Plaid Watercolor By Debby Hughes

Today’s card is all about the plaid background. Can you believe this gorgeous plaid was created with watercolors?  You can get an intense background with watercolor paints!  Not all watercoloring has to be soft and subtle.  The beauty of plaids is that they can be used for both a masculine or feminine look.  I just love this plaid card; it is so eye-catching and a very fun technique! Handmade cards instantly brighten up anyone’s day.

Plaid Watercolor

Step outside the box and create unique watercolor plaid backgrounds in all colors.  You can create a card and design a greeting for any occasion from birthdays, holidays, and invitations to general correspondence.  There is so much joy that comes from a card made with a lot of love.  A pop of color can make it look perfect!  Let’s pop on over to Lime Doodle Design where you will be inspired by Debby’s talent.  You will want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!

Love You To Pieces By Shari Carroll

Here is a fun card full of inspiration.  Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from.  I love working with watercolors; it is such a great way to add beautiful colors to your cards.  This card was created using the Heart of Flowers Wafer die cut on top and a watercolor panel beneath the die cut. What’s not to love about this adorable card designed by Shari Carroll?  A perfect card to say you are thinking of that special person!

Love You To Pieces

This die is so much fun to play with you just want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  The possibilities are absolutely endless!  Shari has so many wonderful projects that you don’t want to miss out on.  Let me take you over to her blog My World, where you will find endless inspiration.

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies By Dorothy Kern

Cold winter days are a good reason to go into the kitchen and bake some nice warm cookies.  These turtle cookies have every indulgent flavor you could pack in a recipe.  Peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, all topped off with a pecan.  You’re ready to make a batch, aren’t you?

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the simplest cookies you will ever make!  Peanut butter and caramel are a dynamic duo, and of course the chocolate enhances both peanut butter and caramel flavors!  The chocolate on top adds a nice surprise, and the pecan adds a little extra flavor and texture.  Now that you are craving this cookie, click here and I’ll take you over to Crazy For Crust, where you will find the recipe to get you started making your cookies now.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by on this beautiful winter day.  Stay in out of the cold and enjoy doing some crafting!  Be sure to visit again next week, as I have some more fabulous projects to share with you!  Have a great weekend!

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thank You

Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on our Weekly Scrapper blog!  I hope you’ve had a great week and are now enjoying some carefree time for yourself.  I am excited to share some of the great projects that I discovered this week.  I hope you will be inspired to find some creative time for yourself this weekend.

Chase Your Dreams By Sonia Thomason

As you probably know by now, I love a layout with different backgrounds; especially ones that you add your own personality to.  Just adding a splash of ink, using mediums, or even using stencils always creates a beautiful and inspiring background.  I’m also a big fan of layering.  Layering can add so much to your layout, but remember it is meant to complement your photos.  Your background should take a back seat and allow your photos to be the center stage of your layout.

Chase Your Dreams

Sonia has added some aged metallic heat embossing powders to her layout.  Using these powders really gave her layout some dimension.  With the perfect layering, flower blossoms, clocks, and metallic leaves, she really pulled this layout together so beautifully.  I fell in love with every little detail on this layout. You can see more details on how Sonia created this masterpiece at Pieces Of My Life.  Be sure to visit her blog; you will also see many more of her outstanding projects.

Thank You By Shari Carroll

I want to share a very gorgeous card created using the Circle of Leaves die.  Shari added three layers of different papers and placed them with a slight rotation so each of the layers would show.  I love the soft colors, the layering, and how elegant this beautiful card is.  How fun it is to create with different varieties of die cuts!

Thank You

I have a really hard time throwing a handmade card away, so here is a tip for you: take your card, cut it in half, and create scrapbook pages using both the outside and inside of the card. I have mine categorized by themes, such as Birthday, Christmas, etc.  It is so fun to pull out the album and look at all the wonderful talent and time put into these beautiful cards.  You can also capture your memories and take your favorite cards and recycle them into a cover of a mini album. No need to get rid of those beautiful cards, just find a new way to enjoy them!  A handmade card like this is sure to make many smiles happen. To see more of Shari Carroll’s inspirations come with me over to her blog My World.  You will be so inspired by her talent.

Ribbon Heart Drop Cloth Pillow By Amy Geib

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking of what to give to those special people in your life.  If you don’t have any idea what to give as a present for your loved ones, here is a great idea for you.  Pillows can be a very adorable present, and it’s more fun because you made it with love.  If you make this for those special loved ones, you can do no wrong!  After all, who wouldn’t want to receive this darling pillow, right?

Heart Drop Cloth Pillow

Nothing says “I love you” like a gift you have made with your own two hands.  This Valentine’s Day, take a break from the same old candy and flowers and put on your crafting gloves. Do-it-yourself gifts are a great way to show your loved ones how much you care.  The best parts of making this pillow is it doesn’t have to cost much or take a lot of time, and it is super fun!  Click here and I will take you over to Always Never Done where you will find step by-step-instructions.  Have fun crafting! 🙂

Valentine’s Day Apple Rose Tart By Lorena

You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?  Who would have ever thought an apple could turn into such a beautiful masterpiece?  This dessert looks super fancy but really it is very easy to make.  A few simple steps will give you a special treat everyone will think you spend hours in the kitchen making!

Valentine's Apple Rose Tart

Making this for those you love will be fun and there is no better way to show your love than through the belly!  🙂  If the love of your life loves desserts you will win over his heart in no time!  Click here and I will take you over to Green Healthy Cooking where you will find the recipe, ingredients, and step-by-step instructions by Lorena.  You will leave quite the impression this Valentine’s Day. when you create this elegant (and yummy) dessert! Enjoy!

As always, I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  See you back next Saturday.

LeAnn

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Cupcakes

I discovered this sweet cupcake birthday card on Shari Carroll’s blog My World. I’d like to send out a big thank you to Shari for sharing today’s inspiration.

Cupcake Stamp

This card features the PLUS cupcake decorative roller stamp. I was first introduced to this fun rolling stamper at winter CHA & I instantly fell in love. This puppy can roll on a dime, which really opens up your options. You can stamp a wave, a circle, borders, backgrounds the possibilities are endless. The best part is how smooth, crisp, and clear the images come out.  The handle fits perfectly in your hand too!
So Sweet

The main focal point was made using Plus-America rolling cupcake stamper, Plus-America makes some of the best glue runners and other fun decorative and stampy products. The ink in the stamper is black, so break out your colored pencils, Gelatos, chalks, glitters, markers & have fun with this very versatile product. Did I mention this stamper comes in 8 different patterns. 🙂

Supplies

Stamps:
cupcake rolling stamper
From Your Own Stash:
  • Basic kraft, light teal & white colored cardstock
  • Coloring media of your choice
My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things & most important to have fun!
Thanks for visiting and have very creative day.