Saturdays With LeAnn

Peony Wishes

Welcome back, all my friends!  I have some really fun projects to share with you today.  This week you are going to be very motivated from all of the inspiration I get to share with you.  You will be motivated to scrapbook, create a beautiful card, make a pumpkin chai candle, and last, but not least, a wonderful dessert you can make in just a few minutes.  So let’s get started!

So Very Loved By Anita Bownds

This adorable layout gives so much inspiration for the perfect layout about your newest arrival.  It’s a beautiful way to capture baby’s first precious moments.  It is so fun to create a layout that expresses your personality.  This adorable baby layout is clean and simple and really shares the sweetness of the photo.


So Very Loved

We all know how much texture and dimension add to a layout. One layout can look many different ways according to how you use color, embellishments, and textures.  Anita’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements, she has such a great way of giving layouts a nice contrast.  Let me take you on over to Neat N Crafty’s blog where you can find a video of Anita’s tips and techniques to create this precious layout.  Take some time while you are visiting her blog and see many more of her wonderful creations.  You will certainly leave feeling very inspired!

Peony Wishes By Laurie Schmidlin

Have you seen the new stamp sets by Gina K Designs?  These sets are Wise Old Owl, Peony Wishes, and the new Grand Greetings.  You will be so inspired with more of Laurie’s beautiful card projects so be sure and click here to see them.  Today I wanted to share this beautiful card Peony Wishes created by Laurie Schmidlin.  The beautiful flowers really caught my eye.  I love Laurie’s coloring and the vintage look that she captured so well.  Adding some inked edges and lace for embellishment really gives a beautiful finishing touch to her card.

Peony Wishes

If you haven’t had the opportunity to play with some of Gina K’s stamps, I suggest you take the time to do so.  She really has some fun and unique stamps.  I give all you wonderful crafters a high five for sharing those smiles by sending handmade cards.  The love that is put into a card is a treasured gift for life.  I hope you have been inspired to break out your stamps.  Be sure to stop by Just Give Me Stamps where you will find many wonderful ideas and techniques from Laurie Schmidlin.

Pumpkin Chai Soy Candle By Katie Enzenberger

Fall is the season of pumpkin spice.  This Pumpkin Chai Soy candle is a cozy and inviting scent that gives a warm, fall fragrance.  Candles don’t get any better than this!  This candle is a mix of soy wax, pumpkin spice oil, vanilla, oil, ginger oil, and clove oil.  A perfect scent for the fall or anytime of the year!

Pumpkin Chai Soy Candle

With the holidays coming u,p this would be a perfect gift.  Make some and have them on hand for other occasions as well.  They are so easy and fun to make.  Come with me and I will take you over to The Casual Craftlete where you will find step-by-step instructions given by one amazing lady, Katie Enzenberge.  You will definitely want to take some time to explore her blog as she is so creative and has many wonderful things to share.

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops By Kelly Senyei

If you are a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo (that covers just about everyone I know), you will love these.  This is not only a summer treat but you can enjoy these all year long. Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops are creamy and delicious, and they are packed with healthy goodness, too.  That makes them twice as fun!

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops

Tangy yogurt, peanut butter, and three additional ingredients are whisked together into a light and creamy mix that is poured into popsicle molds and frozen until solid.  Waiting for the popsicles to freeze is the hardest part of this recipe! Let’s pop on over to Just A Taste where Kelly has the ingredients and recipe waiting for you.  This will be a fun treat to let your children jump in and help.  I am so excited to have my little grandkids over this weekend to give this a try.  I have to say I am looking forward to tasting one of them as well! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have been inspired and found some great ideas for a fun crafting day!  Be sure to visit the individual blogs I have shared with you to see more details on these fabulous projects.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Have A Chill Summer

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday morning!  As always, it is a great honor to have the opportunity to share inspirational projects created by some of the most talented people in our industry.  I hope you will feel the inspiration that I am sharing as you create some masterpiece projects today.

Seaside Journal By Anna-Karin

Splash your words and pictures around in this awesome journal!  It’s big enough for plenty of writing space and also large enough to add some special photos. I really love the tall shape of this journal.  Would you believe me if I told you it was a die cut?  Yes, that’s right – it is a Sizzix ScoreBoard XL journal die.  Just think of all the different types of journals you can create using this awesome die!  This rustic journal features papers by Prima along with color-coordinated papers and embellishments.  How fun it will be to write down and share all of your fun adventures!

Seaside Journal

Journals have endless possibilities, and sharing your style of journal is a great inspiration for you and those you give it to.  I love this rustic journal that Anna-Karin created with her touch of flowers and the fun dimension of embellishments. Journals have been extremely popular lately and I have seen so many fabulous ones made.  It makes me want to start one for myself and just have fun experimenting with my creativity.  I want to send you on over to Layers Of Ink where you can see the whole journal and a wonderful tutorial on how Anna-Karin has put this all together.  You will truly be inspired.  Have fun, my friends, creating one of your own!

Have A Chill Summer By Kay Miller

I love this time of the year.  It is all about summer BBQ parties and lots of outdoor fun. With the hot weather we have been having, thoughts of yummy, cold treats fill my head.  Who doesn’t love popsicles, right?  I think everyone can relate to having fond summer memories that include cool and refreshing popsicles.  Summer just wouldn’t be complete without them.

Have A Chill Summer

Get ready to fall in love!  This adorable new stamp and die set makes for the sweetest card to make your summertime stamping so much fun!  I love the bright and bold colors that Kay used, they really make those popsicles look delish!  Such a terrific summer card!  I am sure you are wanting to know what products Kay used and how she created this adorable card, so come with me over to My Joyful Moments.  You will find so many more outstanding projects that Kay has created.  Hope you are enjoying your summer days, my friends!

Beach Tote & Flip Flops By Jana Eubank

Flip flops and beach totes are a big hit with summertime lovers.  You just automatically get that sunny feeling with the “Under The Sea” collection by Echo Park.  The fun, summer-y colors and the images and sayings are perfect to create a one-of-a-kind bag and flip flops for your summer fun!

Beach Tote & Flip Flops

It would be so much fun to fill the flip flop boxes up with treats or a gift inside.  Tuck them inside the tote and you have a instant gift bag.  What an outstanding gift to receive, and can’t you just imagine the look on the face of the person you give this to?  Take this a step further and create these to make fun table decorations for your summer-themed parties as well.  You will be the talk of the party with these darling items.  Come along with me over to Jana Eubank’s blog where you can take notes on how she created these adorable flip flops and tote bag.  You are going to love creating your own!

French Silk Pie Brownies By Amanda

These French Silk Brownies are a dessert that I had to get out of my house immediately.  I took one bite to taste them and I knew I was doomed to inhale the entire pan if I wasn’t careful.  Yes, these are so amazing, yet simple to make as well!  The fudgy brownies are topped with a rich french silk pie filling, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate.  So if you are a true chocolate lover you have found the ultimate chocolate lovers dessert!

French Silk Pie Brownies

Let’s not waste your time, we’ll get right to the recipe so you can begin to make your yummy dessert!  Click here and I will take you right over to the Chunky Chef where you will find the recipe and ingredients.  This fabulous treat will for sure be one of your favorite desserts.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and have been filled with tons of inspiration.  I can’t wait to see you back here next Saturday so I can share more fun projects!  Thank you for spending some of your precious time with me today.  It warms my heart to see you all staying so crafty and creative!   Enjoy your weekend creating.

~LeAnn~

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Wishing You All The Best

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Happy Saturday, my friends!  It makes me so happy knowing you are taking sometime to relax and enjoy what you love most.  Sit back, get comfy, and enjoy some of today’s inspiration!

Take Me Away By Jan

This layout all started with a simple background and a few fabulous photos.  As you look at these photos you get that feeling of “Take Me Away” just as the title states. I love how Jan used the Tim Holtz Crosshatch frameworks die at the bottom left corner and added some embossing powder to the die cut.

Take Me Away

As scrapbookers, we know that it’s all about sharing the memories and preserving the moments.  This masterpiece certainly captures a special memory and gives joy and fulfillment. This wonderful layout also includes washi tape placed on cardstock, which was then die cut and accented with gold paint.  The embossed paper was dry brushed with a light green paint on the raised map area. What a fabulous layout created by Jan. Be sure to visit her blog, The Urban Scrapbook, whenever you are in need of some inspiration!

Hello By Lorraine Aquilina

I love using coordinating stamp and die sets.  It is such a fun and fast way to create an adorable card.  I think it really puts a fun spark into card making! Using stamps to create your backgrounds is a great way to stretch your supplies.  This card will certainly deliver a bit of sunshine to a special person.  We know there is nothing like going to the mailbox and receiving a handmade treasure. Brighten up someone’s day by sending them your handmade card!

Hello

This card is so darling I had to share the inside as well!

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I highly recommend visiting the Lorraine’s Loft blog and checking out all the great tips and techniques that Lorraine used when creating her card.  I promise you won’t want to miss out on her other cards and projects.  A big thank you to Lorraine for sharing her darling summer card with us.

Wishing You All The Best By Yoonsun Hur

A feather symbolizes hope and strength, and also make a great image for a clean and simple card. The new Tickle My Fancy set is filled with wonderful, solid line images.  Yoonsun stamped the feathers on watercolor paper using Versamark embossing ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Wishing You All The Best

Using your imagination is all about creativity and taking something as simple as a piece of paper and creating a beautiful piece of art.  I hope you have been inspired today to take out your stamps and let your imagination run wild.  I know you are going to want to create this fun card, so click here and I will take you on over to Rejoicing Crafts where Yoonsun will share how she made her card. Have fun creating!

Denim Lace Flag By Cindy

This adorable flag is one that can be hung all year round, and not just through the month of July.  I love how Cindy used denim and lace to create this shabby chic looking flag.  The neutral colors makes it easy to match your home décor. Can you imagine taking the same pattern and making matching pillows?  How fun would this be for a Americana family room?

Denim Lace Flag

This darling flag is quick, easy, and very inexpensive to make.  Using up some of your own clothing can really cut the cost way down. And how special this would be if you used a treasured piece of clothing?  Come with me and let me take you over to DIY Beautify where Cindy will give you step-by-step instructions to create your denim lace flag to beautify your home.

Maraschino Cherry Popsicles By Rina Gonzales

If you are a maraschino cherry lover, you will definitely want to make these popsicles to give refreshment on these hot summer days!  A maraschino cherry is the ultimate ice cream topper but is also a fun ingredient to use in sides, beverages, and baked goods.
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This fun recipe was found on the Mothership Scrapbook Gal blog.  Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe.  This is one of those treats your family and friends will love on a hot summer day.

Enjoy your weekend, and take some time to enjoy doing the things that you love to do.  See you next Saturday!

LeAnn