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.

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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

 

 

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Foxy Blessings

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Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my dear friends.  I am so blessed to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you today.  I hope you will take some time for a bit of creative therapy.  You deserve a little “ME” time after the busy week you just put in.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Fall Is Here

Have you ever tried working with clear acrylic?  I encourage you to play with your supplies to add different techniques to the acrylic. Embossing and inking, alcohol resist technique, or adding your own fussy cutting and adhering to the acrylic sheet are also great possibilities.  Leah Crow fussy cut leaves out of different patterned paper and adhered them to her acrylic sheet. This is a perfect time to use up some of those scraps you’ve been saving. Add a touch of color and you will create a beautiful look on your next project.

Fall Is Here

I love how you can go from elegant to whimsical just by the different techniques and paper that you use on acrylic.  How special would it be to add a photo of you and your loved ones?  Once you bring out all of your embellishments, the magic begins!  Be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps blog so you can write down what materials Leah used to create this wonderful acrylic layout. Have fun crafting!

Foxy Blessings

I just fell in love with this adorable little guy, how about you? And what’s not to love about this reverse masking technique?  The blues really allow the little fox’s color to pop. If you are not familiar with the term “reverse masking” it involves cutting out a shape with a die-cutting machine, punches, or scissors and then using the negative of the cut shape as a mask to cover up parts of the cardstock you don’t want inked, leaving the shape revealed to stamp and sponge.

Foxy Blessings

There are so many different products you can incorporate in your projects; Embossing Powders, Gelatos, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst are just a few.  To learn more about the reverse masking technique, click here and I will lead you on over to a wonderful tutorial.  You will see step-by-step instructions of this technique.  The possibilities are endless and you are going to love it.  I hope you have been inspired to give this fun technique a try.  A big thank you to Judy Rozema for her fabulous inspiration!

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Don’t you just love it when a beautiful card comes together so quickly?  I love how Lols added depth and dimension to this card.  The different layers really add to this card, along with making the flower very showy. Just by changing up the sentiment this can be a card made for any occasion.

Thankful

What a fabulous background made using the Woodgrain Background Stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Lols also used a dot fade stencil and embossing paste to create some texture. While the paste was still wet she sprinkled it with Vintage Platinum Distress Dust.  By using this same background you can create several totally different cards, or crank out several of the same in no time. With the holidays fast approaching, you could create a poinsettia instead of the flower to make it into a Christmas card. Now that you have an idea for your holiday cards, you can get started on them before the big rush of the season.  Let me take you over to Lorraine’s Loft so you can see all of the supplies you will need to get started.  Have fun, my creative friends!

Book Clocks

I love having things in my home that are a bit different from the norm, so when I came upon these fun book clocks I knew I had to create them.  I made a gallery using several of my favorite books for my craft room, and can I say “WOW!” My wall turned out so great!  I knew I absolutely had to share this tutorial with you.
Book Clocks

If you don’t have any books that you want to cut up, there are many flea markets or thrift stores where you can purchase these at very inexpensive prices.  You can place your clock hands anywhere on the book that you desire.  If you are doing several for one wall, I suggest creating each differently to give your wall some interest.  You can also set your clock on a table to create a fun home decor piece.  These make wonderful gifts as well.  For step-by-step instructions, I’ll take you over to Woonblog where you will be inspired by Tom and his many creations.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches 

I love, love, love pumpkin ice cream and cookies. They are some of my very favorite treats, so with the two combined life couldn’t be better.  I was so happy when I came upon this idea.  What a fun treat to serve to your family this fall.  This is a great treat that doesn’t call for a recipe and is super quick and easy to make.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make your own cookies or use store-bought cookies if you are in a hurry.  This is a dessert you could use any flavor of your favorite ice cream and cookies.  This festive fall treat will create many smiles and bring many compliments. Come with me over to Eighteen 25 to see how easy it is to make these!  I hope you enjoy every bite! 🙂

Thank you again for stopping by today.  I will see you back next Saturday with more great projects to inspire you throughout your week. I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your family and friends, and create fun memories that you will forever cherish!

LeAnn

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You Are Amazing

 

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Welcome back, my crafty friends.  I have some great projects to share with you on this beautiful fall day, so sit back, relax, and let’s have some fun by letting the creative therapy begin!

Autumn Is Here By Shizuka Hirano

Mixed media is a lot of different things. It can be art pages, tags, alterations, canvases, and many more types of projects.  So today I wanted to share this wonderful fall mixed media layout. To create the background of this layout, Shizuka uses torn paper and adheres it to the background paper.  She then covered the paper with gesso and added some texture using a stickable stencil.  To give it a finish and shine she added some gold glimmer mist. Shizuka used several sheets of paper to give the layout thickness and a chipboard look and feel.

Autumn Is Here

The photos are the stars of this layout. I love the way the embellishments complement and coordinate perfectly with these adorable photos. This is such a stunning layout with the colors, the texture, and all of the layers.  A big thank you to Shizuka for her wonderful inspiration.  I know you would love to have all of the techniques that Shizuka used, so let me escort you over to BoBunny’s blog where you can see the steps to make this masterpiece layout.  You will truly be inspired!

You Are Amazing By Kelly Latevola

Would you like to learn a wonderful watercoloring technique that will make your flowers look dimensional?  This card is absolutely stunning with the vibrant colors and the composition. Kelly uses two different stamps, Sketch Ranunculus and Spring Flowers along with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and created a lovely watercolor background. And better yet, she shares a video giving several new tips and tricks.

You Are Amazing

I know you are dying to see the video, so click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can follow along with Kelly’s step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love it – enjoy!

I Am So Thankful By Kerri Boucher

Today I want to celebrate fall.  It is here with the warm colors, the shades of gold, and the magic it gives to this time of year.  Autumn is always a favorite season!  Kerri shares this adorable card with us and it certainly gives fall a precious welcome!

I Am So Thankful

Where does time go?  With it being fall we will be celebrating Thanksgiving before we know it, so let’s start creating those cards to let your loved ones know just how thankful you are for them! The sentiment on this adorable card really says it all  It’s perfect for this time of year  I hope you will be inspired to give this fun card a try.  I highly recommend stopping by Thank God For Colors and check out all the products Kerri used.  While you are there, be sure to look at the fabulous projects she’s created; you will be so happy you took the time for her wonderful inspiration!

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars By Julie Gransee

These delicious bars are so comforting and perfect for the season.  This is one of those pumpkin recipes that will satisfy all of your family and friends.  If you love pumpkin, then you are going to love every bite of these scrumptious bars!

Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Bars

These Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars are soft, moist, and bursting with flavor.  It is the perfect treat for when you need your pumpkin fix. This makes a perfect dessert for a large crowd.  Let me take you over to Lovely Little Kitchen so you can print out this delicious recipe.

Thank you for your time today!  I know we are all so busy, but I hope you will enjoy your weekend and please do something that makes you happy.  Weekends are short, so make the most of yours!  Be sure to hug those you love and spend some time with them.

See you again soon!

LeAnn

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Pumpkin Pie Cake

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Welcome back, my friends, on this lovely and cool fall day.  The weather here in Utah has become chilly, and with days like today I really enjoy staying inside and working on some crafting.  I hope you will be able to spend the day to create some of the things you have on your list.  My hope is that you will be inspired by today’s projects and will enjoy our today’s Weekly Scrapper post.

Stay Wild & Sweet

This adorable layout has multiple photos with an interesting background.  These two things are not always so easy to pull together.  The desired end result is to have your photos take center stage and everything around them should only be there to complement your photos. This layout is a perfect example of just that.  The beautiful background colors really complement the photos, instead of competing for your attention.  You automatically have your eyes drawn to the precious photos and then you take in the rest of the design. This makes for a perfect layout!

Stay Wild & Sweet

This is simply stunning!  The twine accents as well as the embellishment groupings are very tastefully done.  For an easy-to-follow tutorial with a lot of great photos, click here and I will take you over to the Soaring blog where you will be inspired by Jinny Newlin.  Have a fun time crafting!

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

This is one of those fun cards you can whip up so quickly.  I know so many of you have a large stash of supplies in your craft room, and I am almost positive you could come up with many fun items to make this Halloween Pumpkin card.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

Pam Bray created this fun card using the Stampers Anonymous Pumpkin Stamp, and the Tim Holtz Halloween Paper Pad.  Don’t you just love the layers, distressing, embellishments and even the spiders?  This fabulous whimsical card with the paper pieced pumpkin is sure to put a smile on someones face.  Besides the smile, you will have a blast creating this one!  Change up the papers, eliminate the spiders, and you can change this into a wonderful fall or Thanksgiving card.  Thank you for sharing your talent with us Pam.  To see more of Pam’s beautiful designs, you can visit her blog Scrapbook Flair.  I hope you have been inspired to put one of your handmade treasures in the mail today!

Thankful

I just love making cards!  Whether they are simple, detailed, any occasion, or seasonal they are just so fun to make.  I think the one thing I love most about cards is taking the time to share the finished product with those who I care about and love.  I often think of how blessed I am in my life to have such great friends and family and so I need to send out more cards as this one created by Debby Hughes.

Thankful

I just love the warm tones Debby uses in her card, along with her beautiful watercoloring details.  Click here and I will escort you on over to Lime Doodle Design where you can find the links to the supplies that Debby used for this fabulous card.  I hope you will be inspired today to pull out your watercolors and begin some beautiful fall projects.  Happy crafting!

Hanging Wall Planter

If only walls could talk!  This fabulous hanging wall planter will liven up and utilize a blank wall space of your home.  Wall planters are the perfect option for accenting your home decor!

Hanging Wall Planter

Wall planters are the perfect choice to turn any empty wall space into a living wall filled with the vibrancy and elegance of your favorite flower or plant.  These unique planters will effortlessly make any wall come alive, and add a perfect addition to your home.  With just one click here I will take you over to Shanty 2 Chic where you will have a full tutorial by Ashley Turner how to create this fun wall planter.  With Christmas being right around the corner this could be a great gift for those that have everything or are just plain hard to buy for!

Pumpkin Pie Cake

This is definitely the time of the year for that wonderful fall flavor of pumpkin spice.  If you like pumpkin pie, you are going to love this pumpkin pie cake!  This delicious cake gets you the satisfaction of a pumpkin pie without having to deal with rolling out a crust.

Pumpkin Pie Cake

This is one of those perfect desserts to make for Thanksgiving or any fall gathering.  It is not only delicious, but it is absolutely beautiful!  If you are not a confident pie-maker you can not fail with this outstanding recipe.  It is very rich and moist and will feed a crowd!  I am sure you would like this recipe so click here and you will have the perfect instructions by Sam Henderson how to create a cake of your own.  Enjoy!

Thank you once again for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I hope this beautiful fall day will find you some time to create all of those wonderful projects you desire to make.  I hope you have a wonderful week and I will look forward to seeing you back soon.

LeAnn

Pumpkin Patch Memories Layout

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Hi friends, Becki here. I’m excited to share a layout with you about a trip to the pumpkin patch. I LOVE fall, really love it!! I think I take more photos in the fall months than I do during all the other months combined. This layout documents memories of visiting the pumpkin patch last fall.

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I created this layout using bits and pieces from the new Warm and Cozy collection by Pebbles. If you only buy one Autumn-themed collection, it should be this one!

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I’ve already used bits and pieces of this collection on a previous project here on the Weekly Scrapper blog. You can find it HERE. In that video I show you how to create these gorgeous gold brushed leaves.

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I created the title for this layout with letter stickers (as usual). I’ve made a habit of stitching my letter stickers in place. I’ve found that over the years letter stickers will shift and even fall off the page. If I stitch them in place, problem solved.

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Today, I shared with you my favorite season to scrapbook memories from. What’s your favorite season?

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog! I’ll see you next week. 🙂

 

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Let It Snow

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Happy Saturday, everyone!  Welcome to our new Weekly Scrapper followers as well as old friends. Once again we are at the end of another month, and before we know it we will be into 2016.  It is so hard to believe we are already going into December; where has this year gone?  I do love this time of year with the beautiful decorations, Christmas music, and mostly the love that is in the air! I have been so blessed this year to have you wonderful people who follow me and support Weekly Scrapper. I truly love sharing my love of scrapbooking and crafting with you and enjoy bringing you some of my favorite projects in the hope that you find enjoyment and inspiration in them, as I do.

Special Moments By Karan Gerber

This darling layout is sure to catch your eye as it is filled with gorgeous autumn colors.  I just love the vintage and distressed look that was carried throughout the layout. This is such a wonderful way to preserve that special moment captured in a priceless photo.

Special Moments

This remarkable layout was created by Karan Gerber; be sure to pop on over to her blog My Heart On Paper to find many more of her sensational projects.  You are sure to be inspired by Karan and I highly recommend you stop by often to see her latest projects.

Noel By Jennie Atkinson

The holidays are such a delightful time of the year for getting creative and using some of your magic on handmade cards and gifts. Today’s first card inspiration comes from the talented Jennie Atkinson. I was impressed by the way she used texture paste, paint, and alcohol ink to make such a gorgeous snowflake. I hope this festive card will inspire you to create one of your own!

Noel

Everyone loves a beautiful handmade Christmas card.  It is always fun to get your mail and find a treasure made by someone very dear, and cards are as much fun to make as they are to receive. Click here and you will see Jennie’s step-by-step instructions on how she created this charming card.

Let It Snow By Debby Yates

This next beautiful card comes from Debby Yates. The Christmas magic in the air you are feeling means it is time to start gathering ideas for that perfect Christmas card, and here is another very delightful card to inspire you to create one of your own.

Let It Snow

The great choice of papers along with the wonderful stamps and beautiful coloring created a work of art that is stunning.  Pull out your fun Christmas stamps and ink pads and create a masterpiece to send out to your family and friends this holiday season.  Debby Yates is amazing, so be sure to visit A Scrap Journey for more of her fun and creative projects.

Prism Candle Light By Stephanie Michelle

Candle light is so fun to have in your home and especially during the holidays.  Can’t you just imagine these candles made up in red, green, or silver? What a great gift to make for your family or friends. You will want to make an extra so you can have one as well. 🙂

Prism Candle Light

How fun to turn a mason jar into something so magical. It will certainly set a warm ambiance in your room.  Click here to visit DIY Ready to see Stephanie’s step-by-step tutorial on how to make these amazing candles. I would like to say thank you to Stephanie for sharing this fabulous project with us.

Pecan Pumpkin Roll Cake By Roxana Yawgel

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without a good Pumpkin Roll! This delicious Pumpkin Roll Cake is sure to bring on the Christmas spirit. And remember… it is never too early to start enjoying the holidays!

Pecan Pumpkin Roll Cake

If you are intimidated by these roll cakes, you need not be; it actually is easy to make them.  All you need to do is follow the basic rules for a roll cake and “ta-da!” you have created something fabulous. Roxana will give you the instructions along with different types of roll cakes you can make during your holiday season.  For more wonderful recipes, click here to visit Roxana’s Home Baking.

I hope you have been inspired today.  Enjoy your weekend; and with this busy holiday season take some time to relax and enjoy the magic in the air!  Come back every day to enjoy Weekly Scrapper, along with Tips of the Day and daily inspiration. And I look forward to seeing you again next Saturday!