Saturdays With LeAnn

Autumn Vase

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday.  I just got back from another wonderful Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show in Marlborough, MA.  It was such a fun time for everyone.  I was very inspired by so many wonderful ideas and projects, and I’m really excited to share some of those wonderful ideas with you.  Since you are here visiting our blog that means that you are ready for some wonderful inspiration and creative therapy. Grab your favorite drink and/or treat, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiring projects I have to share with you today!

The Fruit Stand By Mary Ann Jenkins

This adorable layout was created by Mary Ann Jenkins.  Shaker cards are all the rage right now in the world of card making. They are not only interactive and adorable, but they are also so much fun to make. And they are easier to create than you think!  Why not take it to the next level and add them onto your scrapbook pages?

The Fruit Stand

Queen & Company have adorable Fruit Basket Shaker kits.  You will totally fall in love with these shaker filling pieces.  What a perfect way to bring your favorite fruits alive!  You will have so much fun creating with these that you won’t know when to stop.  Everything coordinates perfectly and their shaker cards and elements are very easy to use.  Your imagination will run wild!  Let me escort you over to I Rock Paper & Scissors where Mary Ann will show you her techniques to create this adorable layout.  Be sure and visit Queen & Company as well so you can check out all the amazing treasures they have to offer.  I am sure your mind is spinning with all the fun and different ways you will be using shaker elements!  Have fun creating, my sweet friends!

Cafe Parisian Card Set By Elena Olinevich

You will love the contrast of the detailed elements and layers on top of these adorable cards created by a Elena Olinevich.  Elena used the Cafe Parisian Collection from Graphic 45.  There are so many stunning floral papers found in this collection.  The best part about these pages is that they are great to fussy cut to create your own embellishments.  Flowers add the perfect finishing touch to any beautiful project; you can see how adding a few paper flowers made each card more dimensional.

Cafe Parisian Card Set

Paper piecing is such a fun way to combine the paper layers with fussy cut elements.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try; you will be so glad you did.  Take your cards up a level and add some chipboard, stamps, and even some dies to create an absolutely stunning card.  Who wouldn’t be smiling from ear to ear when they opened up the mailbox to find this beautiful treasure?  So pull out your scissors and start having fun today!

Autumn Vase By Riikka Kovasin

Before we know it, we will start feeling fall in the air, and those summer nights will turn into golden autumn evenings. Why not add a beautiful touch of autumn to your home by adding accents of sunflowers in a beautiful autumn vase. Sunflowers are at their peak in September so now is a great time to bring some into your home.

Autumn Vase

This unique handmade sunflower vase was created by adhering some thick yarn and a flower-like embellishment to a tin pot.  Riikka added some different mediums to her vase to achieve this look.  You are probably dying to know exactly how she created such a masterpiece, so please follow me on over to Paperiliitin for step-by-step instructions.  Bring beauty to someone special with this handmade sunflower vase.  It will make the perfect gift!

Pie Shakes By Tonia Larson

This build-your-own pie milkshake can be made with any kind of pie!  This is the best way to use up any leftover pie.  I know what you’re thinking….leftover pie?  Is that such a thing?  Maybe not always, hahaha!  These are the best way to beat the heat or to just enjoy a yummy Pie Shake.  Keep this recipe on hand for when you have an extra pie during the holidays!

Pie Shakes

Please come with me over to The Gunny Sack where you will find a variety of recipes for different flavors, along with a video with step-by-step directions in making the best pie shakes ever!  A big shout out to Tonia Larson for sharing this fun treat with us.

Thank you for stopping by!  I always love our creative time together.  Enjoy your upcoming week, and I will see you all back here next Saturday and I will have many more fun projects to share.

Hugs to all!

LeAnn

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,

LeAnn

 

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Recipe Box

Welcome back, my friends, to another wonderful Saturday here on the Weekly Scrapper blog.  I have some real treasures to share with you today.  I hope that these will inspire you to jump out of that chair and get started making some of these adorable projects on this beautiful summer weekend!

The Best Day By Anita Bownds

You are in for a real treat today!  You’re going to love this shabby chic layout created by such an amazing designer, Anita Bownds. There are so many pretty details on this layout!  Anita created this layout using the Sage & Grace collection by Kaiser Kraft and I know that you will love working with this collection.

The Best Day

This collection was just perfect for creating those fussy cut flower clusters.  Anita added some wood flourishes and tucked them under the flower clusters.  What a great way of adding some dimension to her layout.  I love how Anita made the main focus of her layout the hot air balloon.  Adding two different patterned papers behind it gave it some color and made it really pop out.   Wow, this is such a stunning layout! If you are more of a visual person, then click here and I will lead you on over to a full step-by-step video.  You will not only learn how to create this fabulous layout but will be so inspired by Anita as well.

Happy Birthday Card By Lorraine Aquilina

Are you ready to have some fun creating this background for a card?  Using Dylusions Ink Sprays will give a bright, vibrant look to a card.  I love the fact that the sprays are acid free and non-toxic and come in many splendid colors.  Don’t just stop there, but add some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks, a Circles Cling stamp, and a Robin Cling stamp for your focus.  Now wouldn’t you want a birthday just so you could receive this darling card?  Handmade cards are such a treasure to receive.  There are so many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild by creating handmade cards!


Happy Birthday Card

I would like to give a big thank you to Lorraine for sharing her amazing card with us today.  It is so fun to incorporate stamps, inks, embossing powders, sprays, and so much more into your cards. I hope that you are inspired to create and send someone special one of your beautiful handmade cards.  Your card will be forever treasured!  Let’s pop on over to Lorraine’s Loft where you can see many more of her wonderful projects.  Lorraine will always keep you inspired and you will love her creations!

Recipe Box By Manila Guerilla

Who says a recipe box can’t be pretty?  Not long ago I was looking for one of my mother’s recipes and I came upon an old tin box that she kept all of her recipes in.  So many fond memories popped into my head.  When I came across this wonderful make over idea, I knew I needed to give this a try and refurbish her recipe box to something beautiful.  I love the way that Manila made this so simple, but yet it is so pretty.  This is such a wonderful keepsake that will be passed down through many generations.

Recipe Box

What a beautiful transformation!  I love the vintage look and the fact that the button is an heirloom makes this even more priceless.  It would be such a treasure to add this charming recipe box to your kitchen.  It will add a touch of memories, along with a beautiful vintage look with a functional design.  Let me take you over to Beulahbee where you will she how she put her sweet recipe box together.

Reese’s Cookie Ice-cream Pops By Six Sisters Stuff

These pops are a combination of cookies and ice-cream that your taste buds are going to love!  The best part is that there should be no guilt when eating these. These are such a perfect summer day treat and your family will beg you to make them again. And they will always want seconds!

Reese's Cookie Ice-cream Pops

Not only did the Reese’s get me all excited to make these, but so did the ice-cream and cookies.  When you combine them, it is an irresistible dessert! These little treats are so easy to make that even your kids and grand kids will be able to help you make them.  The hardest part is waiting for them to set up and freeze.  Let me take you on over to Six Sister’s Stuff where you will get the details on how to put these together.  I think you will love them as much as I do!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed these projects today, and that you were able to gather some creative thoughts and inspiration for your next project.  I can’t wait until you see what I have to share with you next Saturday!  Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

Tip of the Day: Creating Vintage Decorative Tape from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Pauline, instructor with Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, shares a fun and simple way to add the look of vintage book text to your latest project.

The next time you attend a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, make sure to register for a Latest & Greatest workshop, where Pauline will definitely inspire your own creativity. You’ll be very happy you did because making projects with Pauline is truly a delightful experience!

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Saturday With LeAnn

Hello

Hello again to all my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope you are enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend.  I am so happy you made your way over to be with me today.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to share inspiration from some of the most talented people in our industry.  Please take a few minutes today to sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy!

You Can Do It By Cathy Cafun

I immediately fell in love with this beautiful layout that I discovered on Cathy Cafun’s blog, Cathy Can’t Help Herself.  I always feel inspired and enjoy all of her beautiful paper crafting skills.  This layout gives such a soft feminine feel and really gives a pop to her photo.  Even though there are a lot of fine details going on, the embellishments really complement her photo and allow it to still take center stage on this lovely layout.  It is always such a treasure to preserve our priceless memories by taking lots of photos, then taking the time to scrapbook them.

You Can Do It

Cathy created this beautiful layout using the L’Aquarelle Collection from Ultimate Crafts.  Cathy also used coordinating dies, embossing folders, and stamps, along with fussy cutting to make some of her own embellishments.  This beautiful vintage work of art has truly inspired me.  I love how Cathy incorporated warm colors that retained the vintage style. Click here and I will take you on over to Cathy’s blog, Cathy Can’t Help Herself, where you will find all the products needed to create one of your own.  A big shout out to Cathy for sharing this wonderful inspiration with us.

Hello By Yoonsun Hur

Put a smile on someone’s face today just by saying “Hello.”  Can you just imagine the smile when they discover this darling card that was made with so much love?  Receiving a handmade card is like receiving a huge hug through the mail.  It is definitely a great way to brighten up one’s day!

Hello

On this sweet card Yoonsun stamped the sunflower with Memento Tuxedo black ink using Summer Flowers by Simon Says Stamp.  She then colored it in using her Copic markers.  I love Yoonsun’s blending which makes this look just like a watercolor.  Yoonsun is one very talented lady so be sure to pop on over to Rejoicing Crafts where you will find so many more inspirational projects.

French Farmhouse Tray By Diana at Dreams Factory

For those of you who know me, you know I just love vintage.  I always fall in love with projects that are a DIY project with a fun vintage flare.  Today I want to share with you a ship-lap inspired tray, with a little bit of painting and distressing.  You will learn how to transfer an image and lot of tips and tricks so you can easily make a chic French Farmhouse tray in no time.  This is a perfect project to make as a gift just about for anyone.  Who wouldn’t love this?

French Farmhouse Tray

There are so many possibilities for using this Shabby Chic tray in your home.  Use it as a decor piece and style it with other decorative items that you may already have around.  Use this fun piece to hang on your wall, or even to use it as a breakfast tray, and serve that special someone a nice breakfast in bed.  Click here and I am going to escort you on over to our crafty friends at Dreams Factory where you will get step-by-step instructions.  Have you heard of Waterslide decals, also known as slip decals? It used to be they were professionally printed, but with the luxury of having a color inkjet or laser printer you can print your own PDF file.  Diana will share all about the Waterslide Decal Paper Transfers with you.  I hope you have been inspired to give this fun technique a try.  Enjoy crafting, my sweet friends!

Peanut Butter Pie by Tonia Larson

This smooth and silky peanut butter pie has a hidden layer of chocolate, a crunchy peanut butter cookie crust, and is topped with mini peanut butter cups.  You will love the results and want to share this with a friend or two!  They will be so impressed with how beautiful this pie looks and they will definitely want your recipe!

Peanut Butter Pie

With a little help from our friend Tonia you can easily make this beautiful pie. She also shares a fun video on how to create it, so don’t miss out – just click here and I will lead the way over to The Gunny Sack so you can print out the recipe.  Enjoy, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I love our creative time together.  If by chance you are close to the Chantilly VA area this next weekend (June 23rd & 24th) we would love you to join us at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for a weekend of crops, classes, and lots of shopping! It’s a weekend crammed with crafting, stamping, and scrapbooking.  Stop by the registration desk and say hello to me, I would love to see your smiling face!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

Saturday With LeAnn

Thank You

Welcome back my friends, and thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you.  I hope today will be another inspirational day for you and that you can take time this weekend to create some wonderful projects of your own.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Dare To Dream By Riikka Kovasin

Today I have a fabulous layout to share that was created by Riikka Kovasin. She took inspiration from arrows and a dream catcher. I love this layout! Can’t you just see a photo of your dad, husband, son, or even a grandson on this layout?  Perfect for Father’s Day!

Dare To Dream

When creating a layout, the photo itself is the major guide to your process.  Have you ever noticed that when using a photo that is black and white, or with very little color, that it really emphasizes the faces in the photo?  I love the outstanding job that Riikka did on this layout and it really tells a story!  Click here and I will take you over Elizabeth Crafts and Designs where you will find a full step-by-step tutorial on how Riikka put this layout together.  Be sure and check out her blog Paperiliitin where you are sure to be inspired by Riikka’s outstanding projects.

Thank You By Melody Rupple

Today’s card is a perfect way to say thank you.  I just love how Melody incorporated some of today’s trends of watercoloring, ink blending, and stamping.  This card really pulls out all the charm of a shaker card.  Simple add some different elements to create your own personal shaker card.  Wouldn’t you love to be the one to receive this adorable card?

Thank You

I instantly fell in love with this adorable card.  Since shaker cards are quite the trend now, be sure and pop on over to Pretty Pink Posh where you will find all kinds of elements to add to your card. Melody really did a fabulous job creating this darling card.  The fun spring colors make it such a ray of sunshine!  Come with me and I will take you on over to A Paper Melody where you will see all the different products that Melody used.  Remember to step outside your traditional style.  Look at your project in a different way, and try something new.  Have fun creating!

Upcycled Drawer By Christy K. James

What a creative storage solution for your silverware!  Instead of being in a drawer and taking up valuable drawer space, create a new silverware organizer.  I am sure you can find access to an old dresser drawer at a thrift store, a garage sale, or maybe a dresser you want to get rid of.  If you are anything like me and love mason jars, this is just one more way of using them and showing them off.

Upcycled Drawer

I just love the way that Christy painted and distressed this old drawer to make it look vintage.  How adorable to sit on a hutch and use as a decor piece for your kitchen.   Are you as excited about this as I am?  Let’s get started and find that old drawer to start recycling it into a storage unit!  Come with me on over to Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer where you will see a step-by-step tutorial on how Christy created her drawer.  There is nothing more fun than to create and transform an old object into something beautiful and functional.  Hope this has inspired you as much as it did myself.  I can hardly wait to jump in and make one of these for my kitchen!

Key Lime Cheesecake Jaclyn Bell

This thick and creamy key lime cheesecake is the perfect combination of sweet and tart!  You know it is a perfect dessert when it gets a lot of requests to be made.  This recipe is not only delicious, it is also so beautiful, and is a WOW to anyone who has a slice!

Key Lime Pie

We all need to treat ourselves once in awhile, and this is definitely the perfect bright summery cheesecake to make for any of your summer celebrations.  You will be the hit of your summer gatherings.  Click here and I will take you over to Cooking Classy where you will be able to write down the recipe and ingredients.  I promise you that this will be your all time favorite cheesecake!  As a lover of cheesecake in all it’s flavors and forms, this key lime cheesecake has completely stolen my heart!

As always, I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  Enjoy this beautiful weather and I will see you back next Saturday!

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thank You

Welcome to another wonderful Saturday here on our Weekly Scrapper blog!  I hope you’ve had a great week and are now enjoying some carefree time for yourself.  I am excited to share some of the great projects that I discovered this week.  I hope you will be inspired to find some creative time for yourself this weekend.

Chase Your Dreams By Sonia Thomason

As you probably know by now, I love a layout with different backgrounds; especially ones that you add your own personality to.  Just adding a splash of ink, using mediums, or even using stencils always creates a beautiful and inspiring background.  I’m also a big fan of layering.  Layering can add so much to your layout, but remember it is meant to complement your photos.  Your background should take a back seat and allow your photos to be the center stage of your layout.

Chase Your Dreams

Sonia has added some aged metallic heat embossing powders to her layout.  Using these powders really gave her layout some dimension.  With the perfect layering, flower blossoms, clocks, and metallic leaves, she really pulled this layout together so beautifully.  I fell in love with every little detail on this layout. You can see more details on how Sonia created this masterpiece at Pieces Of My Life.  Be sure to visit her blog; you will also see many more of her outstanding projects.

Thank You By Shari Carroll

I want to share a very gorgeous card created using the Circle of Leaves die.  Shari added three layers of different papers and placed them with a slight rotation so each of the layers would show.  I love the soft colors, the layering, and how elegant this beautiful card is.  How fun it is to create with different varieties of die cuts!

Thank You

I have a really hard time throwing a handmade card away, so here is a tip for you: take your card, cut it in half, and create scrapbook pages using both the outside and inside of the card. I have mine categorized by themes, such as Birthday, Christmas, etc.  It is so fun to pull out the album and look at all the wonderful talent and time put into these beautiful cards.  You can also capture your memories and take your favorite cards and recycle them into a cover of a mini album. No need to get rid of those beautiful cards, just find a new way to enjoy them!  A handmade card like this is sure to make many smiles happen. To see more of Shari Carroll’s inspirations come with me over to her blog My World.  You will be so inspired by her talent.

Ribbon Heart Drop Cloth Pillow By Amy Geib

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking of what to give to those special people in your life.  If you don’t have any idea what to give as a present for your loved ones, here is a great idea for you.  Pillows can be a very adorable present, and it’s more fun because you made it with love.  If you make this for those special loved ones, you can do no wrong!  After all, who wouldn’t want to receive this darling pillow, right?

Heart Drop Cloth Pillow

Nothing says “I love you” like a gift you have made with your own two hands.  This Valentine’s Day, take a break from the same old candy and flowers and put on your crafting gloves. Do-it-yourself gifts are a great way to show your loved ones how much you care.  The best parts of making this pillow is it doesn’t have to cost much or take a lot of time, and it is super fun!  Click here and I will take you over to Always Never Done where you will find step by-step-instructions.  Have fun crafting! 🙂

Valentine’s Day Apple Rose Tart By Lorena

You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?  Who would have ever thought an apple could turn into such a beautiful masterpiece?  This dessert looks super fancy but really it is very easy to make.  A few simple steps will give you a special treat everyone will think you spend hours in the kitchen making!

Valentine's Apple Rose Tart

Making this for those you love will be fun and there is no better way to show your love than through the belly!  🙂  If the love of your life loves desserts you will win over his heart in no time!  Click here and I will take you over to Green Healthy Cooking where you will find the recipe, ingredients, and step-by-step instructions by Lorena.  You will leave quite the impression this Valentine’s Day. when you create this elegant (and yummy) dessert! Enjoy!

As always, I appreciate being able to spend some time with you today.  I hope you have been inspired by today’s post and that you have a wonderful week ahead of you.  See you back next Saturday.

LeAnn