Saturdays With LeAnn

Love

Saturdays-with-LeAnn

Hope you had a fabulous week! Here is to another week of fun projects for you to enjoy! I hope this weekend you will find time to create and be uplifted by your wonderful creations.

You’re An Everyday Hero created by Susan Smit

“Everyday Hero” has such an amazing and touching story. I am sure everyone has a hero in their life. This beautiful layout is a perfect design that can be adapted to fit any photo. Scrapbooking is such a wonderful way to preserve important memories and honor those special people in our life.

You're An Everyday Hero

What a beautiful masterpiece created by Susan Smit. Susan used Heartfelt Creations products to create this this exquisite layout. Don’t you just love the vintage tones? Susan added elements to add color to her layout. She captured the perfect moment in this photo and was able to translate that perfect feeling by using the right paper and embellishments. Let’s visit Susan’s blog at SussiPoppins to see how she created this wonderful layout and to find details about all of the supplies needed.

Love created by Regina Mangum

This garden scene card is made completely by using dies. Don’t you just love the white on white with a touch of color? Regina added color and texture by adding purple felt flowers and green vines. The white on white is such a clean look and I love the way that Regina added a lot of dimension. Just imagine how happy it would make a friend or a family member to receive such a beautiful card in the mail.

Love

Make sure you visit The Stampin’ Bean blog. Regina always has a lot of fun things to share – great projects, challenges, and ideas.

Flowers On A Wall created by Heather Telford

Have you crafted with watercolor paper? I just love this card created by Heather Telford. Heather is amazing and does such a beautiful job with everything she creates. This beautiful design was created using three different stamps from Penny Black.

Have A Wonderful Birthday

Heather inked her flowers with memento markers, spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped on watercolor paper. Believe it or not, Heather stamped the brick background after stamping the flowers and she did it in two steps. What a realistic masterpiece Heather has created. Come with me over to Bits & Pieces for Heather’s instructions, and I promise you will be inspired by her talent and enjoy many more of her wonderful projects.

Bloom Box created by Lynne Forsythe

Are you ready to work up some magic of your own? Do you have some lost treasures that are floating around in your scrap supplies? Dig down deep and see what you can come up with to create your own stunning shadow box design.

Bloom Box

Use your favorite items – anything from fun papers to metal corners to your favorite three dimensional flowers. Adding your favorite saying will personalize your shadow box. I just love the texture and dimension that Lynn gave to this beautiful project. She created various floral shapes using bright and cheery papers that are sure to bring a bit of sunshine into your home. Lynn always has a ton of fun things to share – great projects, challenges, and ideas. Be sure to visit The Next Best Thing for more fun projects and inspiration. Have fun creating your own shadow box!

Lemon Meringue Shortbread Tartlets made by Kayley

I can honestly say that these are no doubt the best Shortbread Tartlets I have ever had. I made these for our Mother’s Day dinner and no one could keep their hands off of them. They were gone before I knew it. I have to say my family was pretty impressed with my tartlets! They didn’t know mom could make something so tasty!

Lemon Maringue Shortbread Tartlets

 

I found this wonderful recipe on The Kitchen McCabe. Kayley will give you all of the ingredients you’ll need, along with great instructions how to make these. Give it a try and impress your family.  One hint for you before you start…be sure to make a double batch! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Mom

Saturdays-with-LeAnn

Hello again, my crafty friends! I recently returned from a wonderful Scrapbook Expo show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I always get home feeling so motivated and inspired to start creating! With my enthusiasm today, I hope to share some wonderful projects that will get you inspired to take some time this week for you to create some fun projects.

Clock Face Chipboard Layout created by Kim Price

Today I want to share this exquisite layout featuring a large Blue Fern clock face chipboard piece, which made this layout so striking! Kim did some fussy cutting, painted her chipboard clock face, and added her layering technique to make this layout really pop! Her embellishments with her beautiful papers come together so well.

Clock Face Chipboard Layout

Kim added many beautiful flowers, giving this a lovely shabby chic look. This also gives the layout a fun girly look with some fabulous dimension. I’m inspired, aren’t you? Get out those special photos and begin your layout! Using chipboard is always a great way to get started.

Mom created by Cherry Nelson

When I discovered this beautiful card created by Cherry Nelson, I couldn’t help but think about my own mom. The scissors brought back memories of my mother as she was a hair dresser, along with being a beautiful seamstress. I took some time to reminisce about the fun things she would sew for me, and the haircuts in her beauty shop that I would often get. Oh, how I miss her and those memorable days!

Mom

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, what a treasured card to create for your mom, grandmother, or even a special friend who is a mom! Along with this adorable vintage card, you can take a few extra minutes and create a pillow box gift set.

Mom

Cherry used Carta Bella papers, along with a handmade flower made from a vintage hankie, and antique linen fabrics. This will be one of those gifts that will be treasured for years to come.

Ingenious Inking created by Barbara Anders

This beautiful mixed media canvas is a perfect way to experiment with all of the fun mediums, textures, colors, and embellishments. Let your creative mind go to work using all of your supplies, and enjoy all the different textures and patterns.

Ingenious Inking

For this outstanding project, Barbara started by using a 8 x 10 inch linen canvas. The taupe colored canvas gives a great color to start with for the background. Adding some gesso, stamping, and then her fabulous embellishments, Barbara created a masterpiece to display in her home. For her step-by-step instructions CLICK HERE. Remember that mixed media is forgiving; if you don’t like the way you put something on the canvas, just gesso over it and start over. Give this a try, you will have a lot of fun!  Mixed media could easily become your favorite way of crafting!

Vintage Floral Jewelry 

Once again, giving mom a homemade gift will warm her heart and she will cherish it forever. This fun vintage floral necklace was made using Epoxy clays and molds. Don’t be intimidated – just give it a try; you are going to have so much fun making these. The molds are very easy to use.

Vintage Floral Jewelry

By the time you finish your first necklace you will have your jewelry making wheels a-spinning. To get you started, be sure to visit damask love. You will find easy steps that will walk you through your first project; after that it will be a breeze. Happy crafting!

Strawberry Shortcake by Kayley McCabe

These yummy individual Strawberry Shortcakes will be perfect for your Mother’s Day dinner. I can see these being one of my favorite desserts through the summer months as well. They are so delicate and beautiful as well as being very delicious.

Strawberry Shortcake

Let me take you over to get your recipe and ingredients to make these fabulous individual desserts; just CLICK HERE. Enjoy!

Have a great week and enjoy some time for you by creating your fun projects. See you next week!