Saturdays With LeAnn

Plaid Watercolor

Welcome back, my dear crafty friends, to Weekly Scrapper!  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  It is one of my favorite days of the week, and especially because I get to share my passion of crafting with you. I just love spending the day in my craft room and do the things I love to do!  I hope you will be able to take some time for yourself today and have fun with your crafting.

Best Weekend By Missy Whidden

When creating a layout, the photo itself is the major guide to your process.  Any time you are using a black and white photo, you can incorporate a lot of color on the remainder of the layout to balance the lack of color in the photo.  Have you ever noticed that black and white emphasizes the faces in the photo?  Missy did such an outstanding job on this layout.  The colors she used really give the photo a pop and helps it really stand out.

Best Weekend

Missy added some fun arrows and arranged them for her background, adhered them, then went over them with gesso.  She added some shimmerz paints, washi tape, and embellished with some die cuts, tags, sequins.  To top it off she did some machine stitching through the center of her arrows.  This is such a fun and eye catching layout!  Let me escort you over to Little Nugget Creations where you will find a step-by-step video, along with many more outstanding projects created by Missy.  You will always leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Plaid Watercolor By Debby Hughes

Today’s card is all about the plaid background. Can you believe this gorgeous plaid was created with watercolors?  You can get an intense background with watercolor paints!  Not all watercoloring has to be soft and subtle.  The beauty of plaids is that they can be used for both a masculine or feminine look.  I just love this plaid card; it is so eye-catching and a very fun technique! Handmade cards instantly brighten up anyone’s day.

Plaid Watercolor

Step outside the box and create unique watercolor plaid backgrounds in all colors.  You can create a card and design a greeting for any occasion from birthdays, holidays, and invitations to general correspondence.  There is so much joy that comes from a card made with a lot of love.  A pop of color can make it look perfect!  Let’s pop on over to Lime Doodle Design where you will be inspired by Debby’s talent.  You will want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!

Love You To Pieces By Shari Carroll

Here is a fun card full of inspiration.  Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from.  I love working with watercolors; it is such a great way to add beautiful colors to your cards.  This card was created using the Heart of Flowers Wafer die cut on top and a watercolor panel beneath the die cut. What’s not to love about this adorable card designed by Shari Carroll?  A perfect card to say you are thinking of that special person!

Love You To Pieces

This die is so much fun to play with you just want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  The possibilities are absolutely endless!  Shari has so many wonderful projects that you don’t want to miss out on.  Let me take you over to her blog My World, where you will find endless inspiration.

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies By Dorothy Kern

Cold winter days are a good reason to go into the kitchen and bake some nice warm cookies.  These turtle cookies have every indulgent flavor you could pack in a recipe.  Peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, all topped off with a pecan.  You’re ready to make a batch, aren’t you?

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the simplest cookies you will ever make!  Peanut butter and caramel are a dynamic duo, and of course the chocolate enhances both peanut butter and caramel flavors!  The chocolate on top adds a nice surprise, and the pecan adds a little extra flavor and texture.  Now that you are craving this cookie, click here and I’ll take you over to Crazy For Crust, where you will find the recipe to get you started making your cookies now.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by on this beautiful winter day.  Stay in out of the cold and enjoy doing some crafting!  Be sure to visit again next week, as I have some more fabulous projects to share with you!  Have a great weekend!



Saturdays With LeAnn

Heartfelt Sympathy


Another fabulous weekend is here! Once again, I thank you for sharing part of it with me. Today you are sure to be inspired by so many wonderful and talented designers. I hope you will take the time to enjoy and create some of the fabulous projects I have to share with you.

Selfie by Gabrielle Pollacco

This watercolor style layout certainly caught my eye. This is definitely one of those layouts that will make you want to jump out of your comfort zone and try a new technique. You will be so surprised at what your creative mind will come up with. This fabulous layout was created by one of my favorite designers, Gabrielle Pollacco.


Click here to see a full tutorial on how Gabrielle created her own watercolor background design using Shimmerz Paints. You will learn many techniques and also enjoy a new style that you might not have tried before. What a fabulous way to display your priceless photos and get them into your photo albums.

Heartfelt Sympathy by Penny Ward

Sympathy cards are usually the hardest to create. When you’re having a difficult time and your heart is heavy, it’s the hardest time to be creative. I discovered this beautiful card on Penny Wards’ blog “Ink.”

Heartfelt Sympathy

Using a curved border along with Delicata Metallics created a very elegant feel to this card. I love the texture and layering that Penny created. I hope this will give you some great ideas on how to create a beautiful sympathy card. By simply switching out the sentiment, this design also lends itself to many other types of cards. A handmade card is such a great way to bring some sunshine to a friend or loved one’s day.

Lemonade by Jessica Rone

What a perfect card for summer! This card has all of the fun summer colors and great use of details and layering. Don’t you just love the sentiment? (The inside says: “I am here to offer unsolicited advice and criticism.” 🙂 ) It will surely put a smile on the face of the lucky person who receives this adorable card!


Stamping and coloring can be so much fun. Click here and I will take you over to The Cat’s Pajamas site so you can check out all of their fun stamps sets. Think of how much fun you will have and the many possibilities to create your next card. Not only fast and easy, but also a lot of fun to create!

Flowers In A Mason Jar by Anna Karin

If you are a mason jar lover, this is one fun project that you can create filling your jar with quilled flowers. Can you just imagine this sitting in your home, or even on your porch? What a great idea to give as a birthday present or as an “I Love You.” Your imagination will be endless as you start making these adorable flowers.

Flowers In A Mason Jar

The mason jar is colored with alcohol inks, and the fun flowers are made with the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals die set. These flowers are so fun and easy to make in any color, or with a variety of pattern papers. They look great using the kraft-core cardstock as well. Click here for a full video tutorial and tips on how to create these pretty flowers and mason jar. Think of all of the possibilities you can do with your beautiful flowers!

Magic Cake by Kitchen Nostalgia

This sponge cake is pure magic and made with simple ingredients. You will make only one batter but after baking, you get a cake with three distinct layers! One dense cake on the bottom, custard layer in the middle, and a fluffy sponge cake layer on top. If you like custard, you are going to love this one!

Magic Cake

Come with me over to Kitchen Nostalgia for great Instructions and a list of ingredients. To make it a little bit more elegant, just add some whipped cream. Now, who could resist this? Enjoy!

I hope you have a very wonderful weekend. Thank you for spending part of your Saturday with me. Have a great week and I will see you next Saturday!