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,




Saturdays With LeAnn



Good morning friends and crafters, and a very happy Saturday to you all!  Today I hope you will enjoy some projects that I found to be inspiring to me, and I hope they will be to you as well.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Joy And Happiness By Dana Tatar

Today I would like to share this beautiful layout created by the very talented Dana Tatar, who always inspires me with her talent.  The soft richness of this gorgeous layout is to die for.  When creating layouts, being able to add lots of layers isn’t always as easy as it seems.  As you can see on this stunning layout, Dana has great talent when it comes to layering.  When looking at a scrapbook layout you first want to be drawn to the photos, then take in all the beautiful surroundings of embellishments and details.  Dana always has just the right amount to complement her photo and not overshadow it.

Joy And Happiness

When you are using black and white photos, you can add in some different colors of your choice. This will allow your photos to pop on your layout.  For a shabby chic look, you can add in very neutral colors that will also soften your photos.  This is definitely one of those layouts that has perfectly placed embellishments and fine details.  This beautiful layout really jumped out at me and I knew I just had to share it with you!

Thanks By Julia Stainton

I love how stamps give us endless possibilities for being creative1  Julia created this darling card with the focal image from stamping and die-cutting Flashy Florals.  If you are looking for a background stamp that adds texture, goes with anything, and doesn’t take away from your design, you will want to purchase the Scattered Surface Background stamp.  These fun items were used to create this soft and beautiful card.


To finish off the design, Julia added lots of texture in the form of paint splatter, and flicked the glitter paint over the surface.  I highly recommend stopping by Belle Papier to see just how easily this sweet card came together.  I want to say a big thank you to Julia for being such an inspiration to all of us paper crafters.  This is certainly one of those cards you could make multiples of; just leave off the sentiments until you know what the occasion is.  This way you will be ready for anything!

Textured Water Color Journal By Anna Karin

I am a crazy fan of anything done with watercoloring techniques.  There are so many different wate coloring mediums to choose from that you will never go wrong in trying out several types.  On this beautiful card, Anna used the Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolors along with Tim Holtz rubber stamps sets titled Cracks & Specks, Typography, Urban Chic, and Mini Ornates. This created different techniques to get some interesting textures. What isn’t there to love, right?  This is one of those beautiful journals that would be so nice to set out and let people admire your talent!

Textured Water Color

It is time to break out those stamps, distress inks, spray mists, and get ready to create a fun journal.  There is so much more to this beautiful project than meets the eye.  Click here and I will take you over to spend some time with Anna as she shares just how easily this work of art will come together.  You will be so inspired by her techniques, so I know you won’t want to miss out on this one!

Jam Jar Gift Set By Sonia Thomason

It is just about time for canning season.  With that said, when I stumbled onto this cute Jam Jar Gift Set I knew I had to make this.  There is nothing quite like a homemade gift!  What a perfect way to have different labels on each jar, as well as a personalized tag.  I’m thinking ahead – can you imagine this for a Christmas gift?  (Boy that was hard to say!)  This could even be fun to make up some toppings for ice-cream. Yummy!

Jam Jar Gift Set

There are so many possibilities for creating your own fun gift set.  Decorate a wooden box that will fit four jars.  Add a topper and label using the Bon Appetit collection from Kaiser Kraft.  So cute and so easy!  Thank you to Sonia Thomason for sharing this fun project.

Coconut Pudding Trifle by Glory Albin

I was searching for a dessert with coconut to make for my husband since coconut is his favorite, and I stumbled upon this recipe.  Let me tell you – this was so yummy!  If you are a coconut lover this is one you must make.  Click here and I will take you over to Glorious Treats to copy your recipe.  You will love this and so will the ones you serve it to.

Coconut Pudding Trifle

Sweet, cool, creamy, crunchy is what this delicious Coconut Pudding Trifle is.  This fabulous recipe starts out with homemade coconut pudding, then is layered with fresh whipped cream and a macadamia nut crumble.  It doesn’t get better than this!  For a fun summer treat serve it in mason jars.  This is something you can even pack in the ice chest and bring along for a picnic or BBQ.

Well, my friends, I hope this has been a fun-filled Saturday for you and you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  As always, thank you for stopping by Weekly Scrapper and sharing a part of your day with me  I will see you back next Saturday.  Have a fantastic week ahead!



Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Birthday


Welcome back, my crafty friends! I hope you are ready to take in some inspiration and get those creative minds flowing. Six back, relax, and enjoy the projects I have to share with you today.

Enjoy Life by Mona Pendleton

Do you stamp on your scrapbook pages? Think of all the unique possibilities you can create one after another using stamps, textures, crackle pastes, and embossing powders. It is a very fun and unique way to create backgrounds for your layouts.

Enjoy Life

This beautiful layout was created by the very talented Mona Pendleton.  Mona always amazes me with her fabulous and inspiring talent. Mona is one to light the fire under you and motivate you to try something you have never done before. So… if you haven’t tried stamping on your layouts, you must give it a try! It will be so addicting and you will want to do one after another. Click here and we will visit the Cupcakescreations blog where you will find so much inspiration to start your next project.

Dive Into Fun by Ginny Nemchak

How perfect is this adorable card for the summer months? Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this darling card. Take some time and send a friendly hello to brighten someone’s day this summer!

Dive Into Fun

Let’s go on over to Polly’s Paper Studio where you will find all the supplies you will need to make this adorable card. You will love Ginny Nemchak’s wonderful projects. I hope you will be inspired to mail out one of your handmade treasures to someone special today and share your talent.

Happy Birthday by Donna Mikasa

I love the beautiful, multicolored ombre’ effect for the background of this card. Donna Mikasa shares how she created this wonderful card. Using the Balloon Strings Background, she gold embossed the design to give it some texture.
Happy Birthday

I fell in love with the different colors of ink and the blending effect that created such a beautiful background. The colors complement the gold lettering and give it a real pop. Give this blending technique a try – come with me over to Three Umbrellas and Donna Mikasa will show you how this is done

Vintage Canvas by Bobbi Smith

If you love creating projects using canvas, then this one is just for you. This is such an adorable idea for home décor. Set this on an end table, or even hang it on your wall. You will definitely be able to show off your wonderful talent!

Vintage Canvas

Bobbi Smith gives us a tutorial on creating this fun double layer canvas. Click here for full instructions. The techniques you will learn are such great inspiration. You will simply love working with stencils, crackle paste, and so much more. Bobbi did a beautiful job with her cluster of flowers and her finishing touches.

Lemon Icebox Pie By Kitchen Nostalgia

Would you believe that this is a no-bake pie? I just have to mention that this is also an eggless, and lower in fat pie as well. This delicious pie is a Southern dessert named “Icebox Pie”  because you set it in the refrigerator instead of baking it. I can promise you that it is every bit as good as it looks!  My mouth is watering!

Lemon Icebox Pie

Click here for the easy Instructions along with all the ingredients. This will be such a fun summer treat and your family and friends will love every bite! I would like to send out a big thank you to Kitchen Nostalgia for sharing this fabulous dessert.

Thank you for sharing part of your Saturday with me; I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you back here next Saturday!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Bugs and Kisses


Welcome back, my crafting friends. It’s summertime! It’s the time of year to get out of the heat, kick back, relax, take in the inspiration, and then enjoy your day crafting!

Once Upon A Time By Lisa Novogrodski

Today let’s start with this gorgeous layout designed by the very talented Lisa Novogrodski. This collection can be created in many different ways, such as a vintage flair with some mixed media, or even a steampunk theme. I love using stamping for my background; if you haven’t yet created a stamped background, you must give it a try. I guarantee it will become addicting!

Once Upon A Time

Along with your stamps, pull out your dies and add some glitter paste from BoBunny. Most important is just to have fun experimenting. Click here and I will take you over to Rainings Artful Life where you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects created by Lisa.

Smallest Things by Lainie Michel

I am a true hoarder when it comes to saving scraps of paper from previous projects. Today I want to show you a darling card utilizing those leftover pieces. Scraps can make such fun backgrounds for your cards! Mixing and matching your scraps can really add character to your card, and can make a fast card with minimal measuring.

Smallest Things

Don’t be afraid to apply the same concept to your layouts. You will have so much fun creating different backgrounds. (And look at the money you will save by not buying more paper!) Now that you have fallen in love with this adorable card, just click here and I will take you over to Paper & Passementerie, where Lainie will give you step-by-step instructions that showcase her love of layering. You will be so inspired!

Bugs & Kisses By Jinny Newlin

Look at this beautiful colorful background, contrasted with embossed scenery. It’s time to pull out your Glimmer Mists and watercolor paper, along with your fun stamps. This one is all about stamps and mists! You are sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face with this beautiful card.

Bugs and Kisses

Whether you have made many cards using watercolor paper and glimmer mists, or this is your first attempt, you will learn some great tips from Jinny Newlin. Click here and it will take you over to Soaring where you will find her instructions on how to create this adorable card. I am sure you will be very inspired by Jinny.

Cat Coasters by Amanda Niederhauser

These adorable cat coasters are purrrrfect for all of you cat lovers!  How adorable it would be to have these sitting out for special occasions. If you are not a crazy cat lover, you can easily pick another Sizzix die that you can swap out for the cat heads.

Cat Coasters

With summer here it will be a great time to make these adorable coasters and have a few friends over for a patio drink. This fun project requires very few materials and they are so easy to make.  Click here and I’ll take you over to the Sizzix blog where you will find step-by-step instructions by Amanda Niederhauser.

Almond Joy Sorbet by The 36th Avenue

It has been a very hot summer, so this yummy Almond Joy Sorbet is the perfect thing to help cool you down! If you are an Almond Joy lover you don’t want to pass up this delicious treat.

Almond Joy Sorbet

From chocolate chips and slivered almonds, to toasted coconut shavings, this combination makes for a yummy dessert. Its not only tasty, but incredibly simple to make. You almost feel like you are on a tropical island. If you are a coconut lover like I am, you absolutely need to try making this. I will tell you it won’t be one of those treats you make only once. Click here for the ingredients and directions to make this delicious dessert.