Saturdays With LeAnn

7 Layer Candy Apple Cheesecake Bars

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my dear friends.  On this beautiful fall day, it is my desire to share some fun autumn-themed projects with you. I hope to bring you some inspiration so you will want to pull out your fun projects and begin to create things that will make you feel happy and accomplished.  I hope you have a warm, beautiful, relaxing, and creative fall day!

Autumn By Nathalie DeSousa

It is no secret that my favorite time of the year is fall. I love creating autumn-themed layouts and I am excited to share this beautiful layout with you.  Working with your imagination is all about creativity and using it to take something as simple as a piece of paper and turning it into a beautiful piece of art.  Nathalie wanted to portray an outdoor setting, so she recreated some foliage for her layout.  Before laying down her leaves and photos, Nathalie created a beautiful and colorful background.  As scrapbookers, we know it is all about sharing the memories and preserving the moments.  Don’t you just feel the inspiration from this layout?


There are so many different color variations you can use to make your beautiful layout.  Put your own personality into it and see what you can come up with.  Your project will be amazing and truly inspiring.  Take a minute or two and visit Living An Inspired Life; I can guarantee that you will find Nathalie’s blog very stimulating and innovative.  You will want to jump right in and start creating your very own layout.  A big thank you to Nathalie for all of your wonderful inspiration!

Autumn Splendor By Cherry Nelson

It’s hard to believe that autumn is here!  It is a beautiful season when Mother Nature gives us majestic colors and invites us to be thankful for our blessings.  Cherry used a lot of chipboard pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and flowers to create her dimension.  As fast as the months fly by, it will soon be time to celebrate Thanksgiving, and with that in mind, I want to share this adorable card created by Cherry Nelson.

Autumn Splendor

The colors and designs in this card are so perfect for fall.  All the elements match beautifully.  There are so many different color variations you can use to create your own beautiful card.  Put your own personality into it and see what you come up with.  I know your finished card will be amazing and truly inspiring.  A big thank you to Cherry for her wonderful inspiration.  You will always walk away uplifted by her talent!

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin By Taysha Murtaugh

As most of you know, I just love Mason Jars.  One can never have too many of them!  Lately I have been using them in my scrapbook room for some of my embellishments.  With that said, I don’t really use the lids; so while surfing the internet for projects I came upon this adorable Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin.  I was so excited to share this with you!  This is such an amazing idea to re-use your rings.

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

The Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin will be one of your favorite pumpkin projects of all time.  It’s cute, simple, and one of the first decorations people will notice when they walk into your house.  Let me take you on over to Country Living where you will see a full video tutorial by Taysha on how easy these cute pumpkins are to make.  The longest part of the whole project is waiting for the paint to dry.  Have fun creating!

I can honestly say I have never had a dessert quite like this before.  These caramel apple cheesecake bars with streusel topping are absolutely unreal.  Each layer is heavenly, and then on top of it all, it is drizzled with a fantastic caramel.  When I found this recipe, I knew I just had to try it.  My husband has now declared these are his new favorite dessert, which means I will be making them again and most likely very soon!
7 Layer Candy Apple Cheesecake Bars
Now that your mouth is watering, let’s pop on over to Carlsbad Cravings where Jen will give you her recipe and directions on how to make these yummy treats.  These are a perfect treat for your family and friends.  You will be sure to put a smile on their faces. Enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post and have been inspired to give these charming projects a try.  I know you will have fun creating them.  Thank you again for sharing some of your weekend with me; I look forward to having you return next Saturday.  Have a fabulous week!

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Hampton Art

Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is in Sacramento, CA on October 20th & 21st. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: Hampton Art‘s Seasonal Stamp & Die Sets.

Today I will be working with the Gratitude Pumpkins Stamp & Die Set:

Note: Stamp & Die Set designs may vary at each show location.

I love that this stamp set comes with coordinating dies. I love to create dimension on my cards, so creating stamped images that can be popped up is an added bonus for me!

With the set, I created this card:

First, I stamped and colored the pumpkin and leaf images with colored pencils.

Then, I die cut the images with my manual die-cutting machine.

I decorated my card front with patterned paper and stickers from Photo Play Paper‘s Autumn Day collection to highlight my stamped pumpkin image.

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Hampton Art‘s Seasonal Stamp & Die Sets will also be taught at our upcoming show in Ontario. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thanksgiving Pocket Place Card

Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a pocket place card I created using a treat bag and some adhesive.

First, I started off with some kraft dot treat bags from Doodlebug and some Extra Strong Glue Tape from PLUS.

With one of the treat bags, I folded the bag up 1 1/4″ from the bottom.

I folded the top of the bag back 1 1/4″ from the first fold, creating a Z fold.

I flipped the bag over and added adhesive to the middle panel.

I folded the top of the bag back, adhering it to the panel with the adhesive.

I folded the bag into a tent to create a place card.

Then, all that was left was to do was decorate it! I used patterned paper, die cuts, and stickers from Echo Park Paper Co.‘s Fall Is in the Air collection.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thanksgiving Dinner Favor

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, I’m Becki and I’m back from the Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, California for another edition of Inspiration Station. I hope I have some new friends joining me here on the blog from the Expo. I had such a fabulous time in Ontario. I was able to teach and help out with a few of the Latest & Greatest classes. I had SO much fun! I can’t wait to meet more of you at upcoming Expos.

Today I’m sharing a Thanksgiving dinner favor. I used the Warm & Cozy collection from Pebbles and my Silhouette Cameo to create this favor box. I love projects that I can create with lots of pretty patterned paper.


I’ve made LOTS of treat bags and boxes in the past. I LOVE creating them. I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way.


After cutting all the pieces for this box it was time to start the fun part, assembling and embellishing the box. I’ve learned that the easiest way to add panels to the box is to adhere them before assembling the box. I adhere my treat boxes with a strong liquid adhesive.


When the base of the box was assembled I added a few embellishments. I used liquid adhesive in a fine line glue bottle to adhere the “thankful” sentiment.


The next embellishment happened by accident. I assembled the bow and the leaves with liquid adhesive. Then, I used a tiny clothes pin to hold the pieces together while the glue dried. I actually liked the little clothes pin so much I left it on when I adhered it to the treat box.


Isn’t the clothes pin the perfect addition to the top of the box? I think it’s so cute!


The finishing touch was to tie the box closed with a bit of string. Now, I just need to create nine more of these to complete Thanksgiving dinner favors for our dinner table!


These boxes will be easy and inexpensive to mass produce. I’m sure most of you are like me and the stash of pretty paper that can be found in our craft rooms isn’t small. 😉


The only thing I may have to purchase are the tiny clothes pins. Although I’m sure if I looked hard enough I could find nine more tiny clothes pins in my craft room!


What crafty projects are you working on for this Thanksgiving holiday? If you’d like to create Thanksgiving dinner favors I have one more idea for you. You can find that idea HERE. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Thanksgiving crafting!

Saturdays With LeAnn

You Are Amazing



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!


Handmade Thanksgiving Card

Handmade Thanksgiving Card created by @jbckadams Becki Adams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #Thanksgivingcard #SimpleStories #stampandscrapbookexpo

Becki-Adams-headerHello friends, Becki here, which means my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) is right around the corner. Simple Stories has the cutest Thanksgiving mini collection available right now titled “Gather Together.”


The card I have to share with you is a 5 x 7″ card on a white cardstock card base. I cut a piece of brown hearts patterned paper about an 1/8 of an inch smaller than the card front. Then I cut two pieces of plaid patterned paper and two pieces of green patterned paper (all four pieces measuring 2 1/4 x 2 1/2″). I matted all four pieces of patterned paper on a piece of kraft cardstock.


I tied a big bright orange bow around the middle of the grid and added a brown button tied with twine to the center of the bow. I LOVE adding a button to the center of my bows. For some reason it just feels more finished to me. After stapling the bow in place I added the sentiment “thankful” on foam adhesive to the bottom portion of the grid.


Above the bow, I adhered the turkey sticker and also used foam adhesive to adhere the turkey.  The finishing touch to the card is the tiny red heart sticker on the turkey.


What crafting projects are you creating this month? Do you create cards to share with friends and family for Thanksgiving? I’d love to hear!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Pumpkin Pie Cake


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!


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.


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.