Saturdays With LeAnn

Tis The Season To Sparkle

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This is the most magical time of the year!  You can feel the warmth of the Christmas spirit in the air.  Since we are in the midst of the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to share a few festive projects with you today.  It is still early enough in the season to create some of your favorite Christmas projects for this year.  I hope you will enjoy the projects from some fabulous designers today.  Sit back and enjoy!

Believe By Alicia McNamara

Today I want to inspire you with this beautiful layout that was created with lots of lovely sparkly sliver, as well as using some silver-toned papers.  This beautifully elegant and eye-catching layout was created using the “Glisten Christmas Collection” by Kaisercraft.  The beauty of the silver accents really makes for a perfect layout.

Believe

This is definitely one of those layouts that has perfectly placed embellishments and fine details.  What a beautiful way to preserve a special Christmas photo!  Look at the beautiful layering that Alicia achieved.  I am so impressed with her skilled techniques that really give her layouts a pop.  This beautiful layout really jumped out at me and I knew I just had to share it with you!  Let’s pop on over to Time To Create where you will see all of the products you will need to create your own.  Thank you, Alicia, for another fabulous layout!

Joy By Peet Roeven

If you haven’t started your Christmas cards, maybe this will help you out.  This sweet card will bring a smile to anyone’s face!  I love the clean and elegant design.  Peet used the Penny Black stamp Red Sparkle along with Winter Cheer, and Bird Flower Doily dies.  These stamp and dies are going to be the perfect solution for your handmade Christmas cards.

Joy

Peet always does such an incredible job with her watercoloring skills.  You will be in awe when you see all of the different possibilities you can do just by watercoloring.  I have to warn you, once you get started with watercoloring you won’t be able to stop. There is nothing better at Christmas time than to receive a handmade card in the mail that was made with love.  Be sure to visit Peet’s blog Scrapablum to see more of her outstanding talent.  The possibilities are truly endless!

Tis The Season To Spakle By Julia Stainton

Who says you have to only use traditional colors for Christmas?  It will be so fun to step outside your comfort zone this year and create something different for your holiday Christmas cards. And what’s not there to love about reindeer?  To me it is one of those images you could use all year long!

Tis The Season To Sparkle

It’s all about a magical Christmas, and this card does send out the magic of the season. Julia kept the design simple with the deer die cut and used Rouge Glitter Paper to show off how lovely the simple die cut is.  It is layered over a lot of fun details with a great play of textures mixed together.  Click here and I will take you over to see some of the steps that Julia took to create this adorable card.   Please take a moment and check out Julia’s wonderful blog Belle Papier.  I promise you will be so happy you took the time to visit.  Have fun creating!

Christmas Lasagna By Vera Zecevic

Christmas Lasagna is a whimsical layered dessert with red velvet shortbread cookie crust, peppermint cheesecake, white chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and mini marshmallows on top. How could this dessert not become a favorite at one of your Christmas parties?

Christmas Lasagna

Every special occasion needs a special treat.  Take this festive treat to your Christmas gatherings and you will be the hit of the party!  Come on over with me to the Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts where you will find Vera’s recipe and directions.  You are absolutely going to love this Christmas Lasagna!

This is the time of the year we all enjoy, so make sure to take some time for yourself and do some holiday crafting and create handmade treasures.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and enjoy this Christmas season.  See you back next Saturday!

~LeAnn~

Saturdays With LeAnn

Dad's Garden

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Hello, my crafty friends!  I hope that you have had some time this month to relax and enjoy the warmer weather.  This is such a wonderful time of the year as we get ready to jump into all those summertime activities. Make sure to take the time to snap lots of photos!  My plan today is to inspire you with some fun projects to add enjoyment to your day and inspire that creative side of you.

Only You By Cari Fennell

As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories you preserve with your family, friends, and future generations. This beautiful masterpiece layout captures a special moment.  It is a great thing to feel the joy and fulfillment that comes from what we have created.  What a special photo to capture the emotions and story in this lovely layout. Isn’t scrapbooking all about recording life’s tender moments?

Only You

This gorgeous baby layout was created by Cari Fennel, one of Prima’s very talented designers.  Whether you just had a baby, a grandbaby, or even if your baby is now a teenager, this is a perfect layout that will be a high priority on your list to create.  Check out all the fun dimension that you can create using the boxed flowers from Prima.  Now that you are in love with this layout, let me take you on over to Cari’s blog Just Me And My Maryjanes where you will find the supplies and tips to start to create your own layout.

Dad’s Garden By Peet Roeven

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better way of telling your father you love him than with a handmade treasure?  Flowers don’t have to be just for moms.  Dads love and appreciate them, too! I thought I would share this fun card for dad with you today. This great card was created by Peet Roeven.

Dad's Garden

Sometimes coming up with an idea for a father can be somewhat challenging.  I know when it comes to shopping for my husband, I never know what to get.  However, I find that a handmade treasure from me is something that he will treasure for years to come.  There is nothing better than receiving a card that has taken some time and thought.  Let’s celebrate Dad this year with a handmade card!  Let me escort you over to Scrap Album where you will find all the materials you’ll need to create your own card.

Spring By Michele Kovack

Are you ready to try a new technique?  Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects for a mixed media project.  You can color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with distress inks and stains for more creative possibilities.

Spring

This stunning card created by Michele Kovack was used with the fun Distress Crayons.  Michele also used JustRite dies to create her focal point.  I love her beautiful arrangement with the flower, leaves, and ribbon, along with her beautiful color scheme.  Please let me escort you over to Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker.  You will find so many inspired projects created by Michele Kovack.  Enjoy trying a new technique!

Stenciled Garden Pots By Jennifer Priest

Looking for something to do with all of those clay pots that have been collecting dust in your garage? Let’s add a personal touch to your terra cotta pots and add some beauty to your porch, backyard deck, or garden.  Who would have ever thought to add a variety of art forms from simple to detailed painting, stenciling, decoupage, and mixed media, to a terra cotta pot?  Clay pots are smooth and the perfect crafting surface for all ages!

Stenciled Garden Pots

Add a little imagination and you will be so impressed what you come up with!  I highly recommend stopping by the Sizzix blog for a fun visit.  You won’t want to miss out on Jennifer’s great techniques.  Click here and I will take you over to a full tutorial video on how to stencil terra cotta pots.  Have fun creating!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake By Elizabeth LaBau

This is a busy time of year with all of the summer picnics, reunions, and parties.  This delicious cake will be the hit at any gathering you attend.  It is such an eye catcher and is every bit as good as it looks!  It is the perfect combination of chocolate cake with a creamy mint frosting.  A classic combination that creates a classic celebration!

Mint Chocolate Chip Layered Cake

This fabulous cake is made with a moist devil’s food cake, and filled with a smooth, creamy mint buttercream flecked with bits of dark chocolate. This dessert is one that will obviously only last no more than a day, two at the very most!  Click here to get this fabulous recipe.  You will be thanking me for posting this, so go ahead and give it a try! 🙂

My hope today is that you have been inspired and are ready to create!  Have a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you for the visit today!