Saturdays With LeAnn

Carousel Card

Hello my dear friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects that I have gathered to share with you?  I hope today’s post will give you some great “WOW” inspiration from these fun projects (and of course a yummy dessert)!  Shall we get started?  Kick off those shoes, get comfortable, and relax, because here we go!

Dream By Tina Stepanova

You all know by now how much I love creative backgrounds, and an inked mixed media background is one of my favorites.  The combination of embossing powders, inks, and sprays really make a gorgeous background.  Some stamped images in the background really turns this into a beautiful masterpiece.  Think of all the possibilities you can do to create beautiful backgrounds!

Dream

You will find all kinds of inspiration from Tina Stepanova on her blog Dare To Create.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find all kinds of inspiration.  The most important thing is to have fun when creating your backgrounds and layouts. Ok, now let’s get those creative minds to working!  Happy scrappin’!

Carousel Card By Kathy Clement

Did this whimsical card catch your eye as it did mine?  You can make this darling card for a very special occasion.  Choose unique papers and embellishments to design a card that is just perfect for that special person.   Kathy took it a step further and made it function as a mini folio.  This alone makes a perfect gift for any occasion.  Who wouldn’t love and appreciate receiving this beautiful card full of surprises and all the love that went into making it?!

Carousel Card

This is just a sneak peak of what you will see inside. Remove the little brown binder clip, and you will find that the front cover is just the beginning.   You just wait, you will totally love this card and will be anxious to make your own!

 

Carousel Card

Kathy created this fun tri-fold design using the Imagine Collection Kit from Authentique.  Are you dying right now to see how Kathy created this gorgeous card?  I am going to take you over to  Authentique’s blog where Kathy shows you every surprise she has created. On top of that, as an added bonus for you, Kathy also has a full step-by-step video tutorial.  You are going to love this project and I hope you will give this one a try.  You will certainly be inspired by Kathy.  Have fun creating, my crafty friends!

Quilt-Inspired Window By Allison Murray

Clear glass doesn’t coordinate with messy shelves!  Ready to hide away your mess, or just add some personality to the window panes on your cabinet?  You don’t need to get rid of that cabinet you are tired of, or even paint it to make it look different.  This is a perfect solution to give your cabinet a totally new look. I just fell in love with how covering the window panes with scrapbook paper brought so much charm to this piece of furniture.   Who would have ever thought to use scrapbook paper this way?

Quilt-Inspired Window

If you fell in love with this stunning cabinet and don’t have one in your home (but wished you did), visit one of your favorite thrift stores or a garage sale.  It is surprising what is available out there. Always remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!  A little distressing, along with adding some fun scrapbooking paper to the window panes, will give you a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.  Let me escort you on over to Dream A Little Bigger where Allison will show you just how she covered her windows and made her cabinet so charming.  Can’t you just see this attractive piece in your home?

Peach Pie Cookies By Vera Zecevic

This cookie is the best of summer in a bite!  The taste of a pie but in the size of a cookie; you are going to fall in love with these scrumptious baked treats!  Peach Pie Cookies bring you the best of both worlds, the deliciousness of traditional peach pie with the convenience of a cookie – no fork required!  I promise you can’t eat just one or two!

Peach Pie Cookies

Make an extra batch and freeze them for cold winter evenings where all you want to think about is summer!  Peach Pie cookies are delicious no matter what the season is!  You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.  Click here and I will escort you on over to one of my favorite food blogs “Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.”  I have to say that this will become one of your favorites as well.  You will love all of the wonderful desserts and recipes that Vera has to share!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us today.  Have a fabulous week ahead, and I hope to see you all back here next Saturday with more fun projects!  I always enjoy our crafty time together!

~LeAnn~

 

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Hello my friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  I hope you are ready for another inspirational Saturday.  I am so happy you found your way here to spend some time with me today. Take a few minutes for yourself and sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy some down time. I have some beautiful spring projects in store for you today, and I hope you will enjoy these unique ideas and be filled with wonderful inspiration.

For You By Lorraine Aquilina

Incorporating water into your project can give it a unique look.  It can be an image of water, or water coloring, or just splashing water onto your creation.  Today’s beautiful card was created by using Oxide Ink Pads for Lorraine’s background, which gives a lovely chalky effect when splashed with liquid.  What a beautiful masterpiece!  Can you just imagine the look on your mom’s face when she opens up this gorgeous card?  I have to say those mason jars just finish the card. They always are lovely and make you feel happy!

For You

This card is perfect for Mother’s Day, however, it is one of those cards that could also be used for many other occasions.  A big shout out to Lorraine for sharing her talent with us.  Be sure to pop on over to Lorraine’s Loft where you will see how she created this darling card.  Be sure to look at all of her other fabulous projects as well.  Have fun creating!

Happy Mother’s Day By Brenda Brown

I just love creating mixed media projects.  This adorable mixed media card is not only beautiful, but will sure to put a smile on your mother’s face on her special day.  Don’t you just love the gorgeous background with all of the beautiful spring colors?

Happy Mother's Day

Brenda added some fun embellishments using various Tattered Florals, Vintage Lace Decorative Strips, and topped it off with a beautiful seam binding ribbon.  Brenda added various mediums using paints and distressed inks to give it that rustic shabby chic look.  Let me escort you on over to Country View Crafts where you will find all the supplies you’ll need to create one of your own. You will also see how Brenda created her card and glean so much inspiration from this fabulous lady.

Window Shadow Box By Christy K James

Make a creative home decor project just by using an old window that you can find at a garage sale or thrift store.  It will make a great choice of decor for your wall.  Embellish this shadow box with a variety of decorative accents and some choice photos.  This will certainly be an eye catcher in your home.  The possibilities are endless, and the best thing about this it is one-of-a-kind!

Window Shadow Box

Shadow boxes showcase your own personality and are a great way to store and share priceless treasures.  This would be fun to change out seasonally with some of your favorite photos from each time of year.

Window Shadow Box

I know you are dying to see how easy this was to create. Let me take you on over to Confessions Of A Serial Do-It-Yourselfer where you will get a full step-by-step tutorial on how to create one of your own.  A big thank you goes out to Christy James for sharing her fun project and her wonderful talent with us.  She is such a creative lady so take some time to visit her blog.  Your head will be spinning on what to create next!

Banana Split Dessert Salad By Vera Zecevic

Sweeten your mom’s day by creating a delicious fruit dessert.  This creamy fruit salad is loaded with banana split toppings.  It’s the perfect side dish to any dinner or picnic and you can mix in any kind of fruit you like. It is such a fun treat for your family!

Banana Split Dessert Salad

Whenever you need a quick and easy no bake dessert to prepare and serve in less than 15 minutes, you can turn to this yummy simple Banana Split Dessert Salad recipe.  It is not only yummy but very refreshing and a great crowd pleaser salad.  Let’s pop on over to the  Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts blog where will you will find the recipe by Vera Zecevic.  You are really going to love this one.

I hope you have been inspired today!  For you precious mothers, I would like to say Happy Mother’s Day.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend and do the things you love to do.  I am already looking forward to seeing you back next Saturday.  Have a great week ahead.

Hugs to all!

LeAnn

 

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Christmas Wishes

Today I have some exciting and fun ideas to share with you to help get you in the spirit of Christmas.  I hope these ideas will help you be motivated to jump in and work on your holiday projects.  It is such a wonderful time of the year!

Believe By Gloria Stengel

I love cards!  It is so fun to receive a beautiful Christmas card in the mail, it always brightens up my day!  Whether your cards are simple or detailed, you can have so much fun creating cards for the holidays.  Add some of your favorite embellishments, beautiful papers, and don’t forget to include a sweet sentiment. Sharing your talent with the special people in your life can be such a treasured gift!

Believe

Gloria stamped the candle image from the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set onto white paper with black ink.  She then colored the image with Copic markers.  To give a shining, glimmery touch, she added some enamel dots to the center of each flower.  Are you thinking the same thing that I am?  This is a stamp set that will be perfect for your holiday cards and even your tags!  For a complete list of supplies, just click here and I will escort you over for a visit.  Have fun creating this beautiful card!

Christmas Wishes By Kay Miller

Do you enjoy creating your own handmade Christmas cards?  Now is the time for the holiday spirit to hit full speed!  This card will give you another idea to add to your list. Let the creating begin with the beautiful Botanical Blocks IV and Holiday Greens stamp sets. I personally feel that this has become the new go-to Christmas “floral.”  It is not actually a floral stamp set, but it is full of holiday greenery, berries, and pine cones that can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content to create beautiful cards.

Christmas Wishes

‘Tis the season for endless possibilities for charming handmade cards!  I hope this festive card will inspire you to let your imagination run wild.  Kay created a work of art with the combination of her coloring and those wonderful stamps.  Let me take you over to her blog My Joyful Moments where you will find all the products you will need, along with her instructions on how to create this beautiful card.

Holiday Ornament Display By Paula Skulina

Every holiday season brings more ornaments and keepsakes.  If you are anything like me you never have enough room on the tree for all of the ornaments that get collected. This is a perfect way to display and show off the ornaments that have a special meaning.  It is also a good way to display your “nice” ornaments you don’t want to risk falling off the Christmas tree or being reached by little hands.

Holiday Ornament Display

Holiday Ornament Display

The ornament display will be perfect for your mantel.  You can create this using the traditional colors of Christmas, or use soft and warm colors.  You can’t go wrong with whatever colors you choose.  This is a fun project that you will be able to complete in just a couple hours.  This is a simple project to squeeze into your schedule.  Let me escort you over to Sweet Pea to receive step-by-step instructions on how to create this beautiful piece of art.  A big shout of thanks goes to Paula Skulina for sharing her wonderful talent!

Candy Cane Pie By Vera Zecevic

This will become a holiday favorite for your family!  This yummy candy cane pie can brighten up your day.  Candy Cane Pie is a seasonal dessert that only comes out during the holidays and now you can make your own version!  Add Oreo crust and white chocolate ganache on top.  The filling is a combo of cream cheese, whipped cream, instant pudding, butter, chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.

Candy Cane Pie

Though it looks like there are a lot of steps, it is actually easier to make than you might think.  You will enjoy every bite of this festive pie during the holiday season.  For directions and ingredients by Vera Zecevic let me escort you over to Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.  Let’s just say this is one of those desserts that will melt in your mouth and is good to the last bite!  Enjoy 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today and spending some time with us on Weekly Scrapper.  I really enjoy sharing my love of crafting with you.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and enjoy this holiday season.  I look forward to seeing you back soon.

LeAnn

 

 

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Merry Christmas

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Welcome back, my dear friends, to Weekly Scrapper!  Today is a special day because it is “World Card Making Day”!  The party started yesterday with our “Freebie Friday” post, so if you haven’t yet entered to win that great prize of cardmaking supplies, make sure to visit our post from Friday HERE. For today’s celebration we are featuring all cards, and as I share these beautiful ideas and great techniques, my hope is that you will find some wonderful inspiration.  Isn’t it hard to believe that it is the first day of October?  We are at the very beginning of the holiday season, and dare I say that I am already starting to get into the holiday spirit?!  Now is a good time to begin to think of your holiday cards so I included a beautiful Christmas card below. It’s never too early to start getting your ideas together.

Thanks By Loll Thompson

This card was created using a fun and unique technique called marbling. What a stunning way to create some soft colors by using shaving cream and re-inkers.  What a great effect; I absolutely love this technique! It never surprises me what fun ideas cardmakers come up with to use on projects.  This technique is also a wonderful way to create lovely backgrounds.  I think you will love this and be very happy with the end results.  And did I say it was easy, too?

Thanks

Marbling

The second card was made with the leftover piece from the die cut above, using the marbling effect for the background.  Don’t you just love it when something so simple comes together and looks so beautiful?  If you have never done the marbling technique, you must give it a try!  Be sure to stop by the Stamping With Loll blog so you can get your products for these gorgeous cards and create some of your own.  Have fun with this technique!

Thinking Of You By Debby Hughes

When I think of hydrangeas, I think of fall. These flowers and leaves are colored so beautifully, giving the card such an elegant look.  I just love stamping and watercoloring and they combine to make it possible to create a piece of art.  The completed project is like a tiny painting!

Thinking Of You

Debby has really outdone herself with this watercolored card.  I highly recommend you stopping by and checking out her other projects, too.  For the complete supply list on what Debby used to create this beautiful card so you can get started on one of your own, click here and I will be honored to escort you over to visit her blog, Lime Doodle Design.

Halloween By Peet Roeven

Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays!  I look forward to this time of year from the decorating to enjoying the fun gatherings of friends and family, and also sending out some Halloween cards!  Halloween is just around the corner so now is the time to start making those spooky cards.  It is always so fun to receive a handmade treasure in the mail!

Halloween

Halloween

Penny Black has the perfect stamps to help you create fabulous Halloween cards.  These enchanting cards were created by Peet Roeven.  Let me take you over to her blog Scrapalbum where you will find a list of supplies to create your spooky and frightful Halloween cards.  Have fun creating!

Merry Christmas By Betsy Veldman

It isn’t too early to get started on your Christmas cards!  Wouldn’t it be nice to have them done early so you can avoid the stress and enjoy some holiday spirit?  I say it every year and I never get it done, but (drum roll, please) I do have to say I have started on mine already this year!  Yay for me, right?

Merry Christmas

Christmas cards are fun to make and they really do put you in the spirit of the holiday.  This lovely card recreates that sweet, warm feeling of Christmas.  This Winter Village stamp set is to die for, and won’t it be so fun to create with it?  A big thank you goes out to Betsy for sharing her talent with these cute stamps.  Let’s pop on over to the Paper Scissors Superheros blog so you can see how Betsy created this beautiful card.

White Chocolate Mummy Truffles By Vera Zecevic

Are you looking for the perfect centerpiece and favors for your Halloween party?  These White Chocolate Mummy Truffles are absolutely perfect for your party, or to share with family and friends. Not only are they super cute, but they are delicious, too!

White Chocolate Mummy Truffles
These yummy little mummies are a simple cola-flavored chocolate truffle melted and decorated with white chocolate.  Your guests will fall in love with them and you will be a hit at the party.  I suggest you make several copies of the recipe; I can promise that you will get asked over and over again for it.  Oh, and you better make a few batches because they are so tasty they won’t last long!

Thank you for joining me in celebrating World Card Making Day!  I hope you have received some sparks of inspiration that will carry over to the people lucky enough to receive one of your handmade cards. What is better than spreading kindness and love to the family and friends we treasure in our lives?  Happy Card Making Day!

Much love!

LeAnn

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