Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Birthday

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  I am so excited to share some outstanding projects from a few wonderful and very crafty ladies.  Go grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and let’s get started into our creative world of crafting!

Love You Everyday By Jill Keller

If you are one that loves mixed media, then you’ll love the inspiration you will receive today from this beautiful layout.  I totally fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the gorgeous colors that Jill used in her layout.  What a great way to complement her precious photo. For the background, Jill has added lots of watercolor, paste, and stitching mixed in with pretty elements of the collection.  She really draws your eyes into her image.

Love You Everyday

What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo!  Jill also gives a perfect example of how to include the mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  I just love all the beautiful layering that Jill also achieved.  She really has the skills and techniques to give her layout a pop.  Her layout is a piece of art that is all about texture, techniqu,e and a great imagination.  A big shout out to Jill for an outstanding job on this layout!  I am sure you are curious about what products she used, so click here and I will take you on over to Pretty Little Studio where you can write them all down.  While you are there be sure to check out her other fabulous projects.  You are going to be so inspired!

Happy Birthday By Amy Sheffer

Giving money to someone special can be a great present, but wrapping it inside an adorable money holder birthday card makes it even better!  I don’t know about you, but there are so many times when I run out of gift ideas for what to get others, or I have those hard to shop for people on my list.  Sometimes it just works out to give them some cold hard cash.  Here is a fun trifold money holder card project that I think you will enjoy!

 

Happy Birthday

Amy used bright colors, fun patterns, and gift shaker elements to give her card some fun appeal.  Shaker cards are so fun to make and very impressive to receive.

 

Happy Birthday

Queen & Company has a new kit called Pretty Presents that is available in stores now.  So with that in mind, create a fun trifold money folder!  Let me escort you over to Queen & Co. where you will see how Amy put together her fun birthday card.  Be sure and see the other designs she made using the same supplies.  Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Gift By Tonia Larson

Make a special gift just by gathering some fun items and packaging them in pretty jars.  Need a gift for the breakfast lover on your list?  Give the gift of a good morning with a “Rise and Shine” mason jar gift filled with everything to make a delicious breakfast for two.  It will serve up plenty of smiles.

Mason Jar Gift

Gifts in a Jar recipes are always so fun to make… and we all know mason mar gifts are always so fun to receive! Spoil your sweetheart, friends, family, or teachers this year with some sweet homemade gifts made with love.  Grab some mason jars and get started.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this fun gift?  For step-by-step directions, let me take you on over to The Gunny Sack where Tonia will walk you through on how to make your Rise and Shine gift.  Your imagination can run wild and I can’t wait to see some of the things you come up with!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies By  Christy Denney

Chocolate Turtle Brownies are a perfect brownie treat with nuts, topped with chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel.  They make one amazing dessert!  You will love using this recipe for family treats or casual entertaining. Your guest will love these and I guarantee they won’t just eat one!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies

Are you ready to make these for your fun summer outings?  Click here and I will be happy to take you on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out the recipe and get started baking.  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking some of your precious time out of your schedule to be with me today.  I hope you will be able to check out more on these fabulous projects and enjoy the inspiration of these individual blogs.  Have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday.

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of my wonderful friends and crafters!  I hope today you will be inspired to begin a new project and find wonderful inspiration from our Weekly Scrapper posts.  I love sharing Saturdays with you, and hope these projects will take you out of your comfort zone to try new things.  Remember – creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style; never hesitate to try something new!

Music Fuels The Soul By Dana Tater

Sometimes simple becomes your favorite layout.  The gorgeous Pion Papers made in Sweden have a lovely and unique design, with a romantic and vintage feel.  I love the versatility of this sweet new collection “Where The Roses Grow” by Pion Design.  Who wouldn’t fall in love with this stunning layout?

Music Fuels The Soul

This is also the perfect collection to be used for either a girl or boy.  The combination of a vintage feel, along with muted pastels, and wood grain patterned paper are not too overwhelming to use for a masculine photo.  Let’s pop on over to Pion Designs where you will find all the products you will need to create this beautiful layout.  Thank you, Dana, for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Happy New Year By Laura Bassen

Don’t be afraid to pull out your distress inks and do some coloring on watercolor cardstock. You don’t have to be a professional painter to create a watercolor masterpiece.  You can make coloring so much fun, and it is so easy to do.  If you have watercolor pencils they are also wonderful to use as well.

Happy New Year

Laura began her card using watercolor cardstock.  She then stamped and embossed the feather image Adore You from Altenew Stamps.  Now for your creative nudge – if you haven’t already been watercoloring, take the plunge and dive in!  You will be surprised how easy and fun it is to do.  I am sure you will be amazed at your own talent with watercoloring!  Let me take you on over to Double Stick Heaven where you will see more amazing projects from Laura.  Have fun creating your own style!

Paper Feather Backdrop By Lia Griffith

Have you ever made paper feathers?  They are so versatile and always beautiful, not to mention how fun they are to create.  Add a little shimmer to yours by adding a little gold dipped effect using a gold leaf pen.  You can create a feather wall hanging, backdrop, or even a garland.  Hang from a branch and you can also create a perfect backdrop for a birthday, a wedding, or just a fun wall hanging to brighten up a bare wall.

Paper Feather Backdrop

How fun to create something different and unique!  Click here and I will take you over to Lia Griffith blog where you can download the feather images on a PDF or SVG file.  Your imagination will run wild as you create these fun feathers.  Don’t forget to see more of Lia’s beautiful projects.  You will be so inspired by her beautiful projects!

Beautiful Appetizer Platter By Gloria

Great food always makes a party even better.  Whether you are gathered with friends or family, it is always perfect to have a flattering appetizer platter.  Fruits, berries, cheese, and nuts are perfect for creating a beautiful platter; they look beautiful and are yummy and healthy!

Beautiful Appetizer Platter

A gourmet appetizer platter like this one is sure to be a welcome sight to your guests.  This is a great collection of nibble food for appetizers in a beautiful presentation.  Let’s go on over to Glorious Treats where you will learn the tips that Gloria used in putting together this beautiful platter.  Your guests will be so impressed with your creativity! Enjoy!

I hope you have been filled today with a lot of fun ideas.  Thank you for visiting; I hope you have a fabulous week and take some time for yourself to be creative.

LeAnn

Saturdays With LeAnn

Warm Wishes

I am excited to share a few more fun projects today.  With our crazy, busy schedules these past couple of months in preparing for the holidays, I hope you will find some time to be creative, and enjoy the rest of this special time of year!  You so deserve it!

Christmas Wishes by Kylie Kingham

The holidays can get pretty hectic; however scrapbooking gives you that little outlet that allows us to slow down and take a breath!  The holidays will soon be over and we need to take some time to put those beautiful memories into our scrapbooks.  I just had to share this gorgeous layout with you created by Kylie Kingham.  I can’t wait to create this layout, and add my precious grandchildren to this page.  This layout is sure to bring back fond memories of the Christmas that has gone by.

Christmas Wishes

I highly recommend stopping by Kaisercraft blog.  Kylie Kingham, a very talented design team member, shares a supply list of what she used to create this amazing layout.  The pastel tones and added gold certainly made this layout a winner.  You don’t want to miss out on this one – you’re going to love it!

Warm Wishes By Anya Lunchenko

I love this combination of turquoise with the chocolate brown paper, it gives a warm and peaceful feel to these cards. You may have loved ones that were expecting one of your beautiful handmade cards this holiday season.  You may not have had time to create and send out your Christmas cards, but it’s not too late to send a warm wish for a Happy New Year!

Warm Wishes

I would like to say thank you to Anya for being such a wonderful inspiration to us paper crafters.  Anya is on the design team for Echo Park.  You can see more of her beautiful projects and designs by clicking here.  You will be so inspired by her talent!

Let There Be Snow By Emma Williams

The holidays will come and go, however, our memories will stay forever. What better way to capture your Christmas memories or the fun times created on a cold winter day.  Add a canvas decor to your home and treasure the gift of memories.  Emma will inspire you today to develop some new skills and be less intimidated to try new things.

Greetings

Emma shares a beautiful way to capture a perfect moment in her photo, and also transfers that perfect feel by using the right paper and embellishments. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to “That’s Life” where Emma will share her tips and techniques with you, along with here instructions on how she put her masterpiece of art together.

Gingerbread Almond Loaf Cake By Patricia Scarpin

It is that time of the year again where I can hardly wait to make some gingerbread Almond Loaf Cake.  This gingerbread cake is soft, smells and tastes delicious, not to mention it will make your home smell completely divine as your guests come and go.  I also love that this loaf is great for breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert.  The possibilities are endless, and if you have a few minutes to spare, very easy to whip up this gingerbread batter.

Gingerbread Almond Loaf Cake

This gingerbread loaf is probably one of my favorite holiday breads.  There is nothing better on a cold winter morning than a warm buttered piece of gingerbread loaf and a hot drink.  A huge thank you to Patrica for sharing her wonderful recipe.  Click here and I will take you over to Technicolor Kitchen where you will find the recipe and ingredients, along with more fabulous recipes from Patricia.

As Christmas approaches us tomorrow, I hope you have a wonderful holiday!  Above all, enjoy the love and friendship between each other.  Thank you for being such great crafty friends and spending your precious time with me each week.  Hugs to you all!  Merry Christmas!

LeAnn