Saturdays With LeAnn



Hello, my friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready for a relaxing and creative weekend.  I have some fun and inspirational projects to share with you today, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Cherish The Little Things By Alicia McNamara

I know you will enjoy this glorious layout from Alicia and I’m very excited to share it with you.  Alicia has such a beautiful and unique style; she inspires in so many different ways with her beautiful papers and embellishments. I always love the way she groups things in a way that draws your eye around the page.  Cherish The Little Things

Alicia’s design has a perfect balance with all of her beautiful elements.  I would love for you to come with me over to Time To Create where you will find a full tutorial on how Alicia created this beautiful layout.  She will share with you how she used her mists to add color to her background.  Thank you to Alicia for sharing your wonderful talent with us. Have fun scrapping!  🙂

Easter Greetings By Anne Kristine

I just love cards, and I save almost every one that has been given to me.  I love going through old boxes of cards and reading sweet, thoughtful messages that my friends and family have written to me.  With Easter just around the corner, I want to share this beautiful card that someone will definitely treasure forever!  I know this will give you some inspiration to start working on your own handmade Easter cards.

Easter Greetings

I love the soft, delicate, and vintage flair of this handmade treasure.  If you have been inspired as I was when I discovered this beautiful card on “Anne’s Paper Fun” blog, you will definitely want to check out more of her outstanding projects using collections from Pion Designs.  Have you been inspired to make and send a card?  Give one a try this week!

Thanks By Shari Carrol

Cards are all about letting those close to you know how much they are loved.  I often find myself wanting to send out thank you cards to express my gratitude for the big and small things that are given to me by friends and family. This sweet card is one that you can change the sentiment to “thinking of you,” “have a great day,” etc.  Can you just imagine the warm feeling that will come over the person who receives this one in the mail?


Shari really has a gift for bringing her images to life with amazing coloring skills.  It is so fun to incorporate water coloring along with these beautiful die cuts.  Click here and you will find a video of the process on recreating this card by Shari. I hope you are inspired to send someone special one of your handmade creations.

Mini Storage Cabinet By Christy James

I also want to share a fun storage/organization cabinet using reclaimed wood.  Would you ever have imagined that something this cute would be made from an old wooden crate?  This is something you can hang on your wall or just sit on the counter.  It gives the room such a fun, shabby chic look and will also give you a small space to tuck things away.

Mini Storage Cabinet

This can be used not only for the bathroom but in any room of your home.  Create two then hang them on the wall for double the space and double the charm.  Let’s pop on over to Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer where you will find step-by-step instructions on how to create this fabulous mini storage cabinet.  Christy James is very talented from sewing, to painting, reinventing, rebuilding, craftiness and everything in between.  You will be so inspired by her projects!

Salted Caramel Apple Tart By Kelly Senyei

Do you love apples?  Today you are in for a real treat by Kelly Senyei.  This caramel apple tart is so fabulous and everyone will definitely want your recipe.  The ingredient list is not very long, and the savory flavors of buttery pastry, tangy apples, sticky sweet caramel, and sea salt is to dye for.  This is such a perfect combination that will be a real treat for your family and friends.

Salted Caramel Apple Tart

This is a recipe you don’t want to miss! For your ingredients and the recipe, visit Kelly at Just A Taste.  You will be so happy you paid her a visit.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s creations and that you have been inspired to begin your next project!  I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things with you next Saturday.  Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous week!



Be inspired by a beautiful layout based on a sketch: Live Everyday

This layout is very inspiring, from the colors, to the sketch interpretation, to the amazing embellishments! I am all about vintage and this definitely has that beautiful vintage flare. Don’t you love all of the layers of collage papers, along with the dimensional flowers?  The machine stitching adds that special touch to the layout. This layout is based on a sketch that can be adapted to fit any occasion. Just switch out the sentiment and paper to create your own fabulous layout.

Live Everyday

 Mona started her layout using the Shoreline Treasures collection from Pion Designs. To add some distress watercolor, she created the light blue layered blossoms using Tim Hotz Distress Watercolor Markers, along with Tim Holtz Watercolor paper. Next she took Heartfelt Creations stamps and coordinating Spellbinders Paper Arts dies. Using the distress watercolor technique, she colored the blueprint seashell.

Live Everyday

Mona created a unique embellishment by taking a piece of wood in a bag of pot-pourri and used it as a banner topper.

Live Everyday

For her sketch inspiration, she the used the Let’s Get Sketchy Week 4 sketch challenge. Sketches are such a wonderful way to get your creative mind started so you can complete your layout with your own wonderful inspiration..

Live Everyday

Mona Pendleton is the very talented designer of this layout. I highly recommend you stop by Cupcake’s Creations Design for more outstanding projects.

We appreciate you taking the time to visit today. Have a wonderful day crafting!


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Supplies (Used Not Shown)

  • Heartfelt Creations stamps and coordinating Spellbinders Paper Arts dies
  • Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Markers
  • Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
  • Molding Paste
  • Sewing Machine

Precious Moments

Today I want to share with you loads of inspiration from Ingrid Gooyer.  This stunning layout is using canvas along with different styles of chipboard.  I just love the way the embellishments all complement each other.  It is obvious that a lot of  detail went into this layout.  A Huge Thank You to Ingrid for letting us share this with you today.

Precious Moments Canvas

Ingrid started off her canvas layout by using Gesso for her background.  She added a coat of Gesso onto the frame then she painted the little birds with glimmer glaze.

Precious Moments Canvas

The heart shape chipboard also painted with Gesso and a coat of the glimmer glaze.

Precious Moments Canvas

Some of the cogs got a layer of gesso and glimmer glaze and the others got an extra layer of silver paint.  Ingrid added her beautiful laces behind her chipboard, she added some flowers and a metal key.

Precious Moments Canvas

The word remember was added to the bottom of her embellishments, also adding some distressing and inking around the edges.

Precious Moments Canvas

Giving the title a coat of Gesso so that it would blend into the background.

Precious Moments Canvas

What a beautiful way of mixing up her embellishments with her chipboard to create a one of a kind masterpiece.  Be sure to visit Imaginarium Designs for more outstanding inspiration.

Have a beautiful spring day crafting.



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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Prima Flowers
  • Small Beads
  • Silver Paint
  • Waterfall Glimmer Glaze
  • Gesso
  • Lace Cheesecloth