Saturdays With LeAnn

Pointillism play

Saturdays-with-LeAnn

Hello, my crafty friends. It makes me so happy that with your busy schedule you still find some time to be creative and do the things you love.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to share some fun and wonderful projects with you today.  I hope you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some creative inspiration, because you deserve it!

Loved By You by Delaina Burns

Simple and elegant style is what Delaina Burns gives us today with this pretty layout.  I love the white stencil lettering on white cardstock using modeling paste.  White on white portrays such a elegant look and pops out the sentiment on a layout.

Loved By You

When I find a pretty scrapbook layout, I like to be drawn first to the photos, then take in all the beautiful embellishments and details.  The extras should always complement the photos.  I give a high five to Delaina for her lovely layouts.  Creating several layers can sometimes be difficult; its not as easy as it looks.  As you can see on this layout, Delaina has a talent for layering and adding in pretty details.  I highly recommend you stop by Delaina’s blog “Delaina’s Embellished Memories” anytime you need some inspiration; you will enjoy all her beautiful projects. Happy scrapbooking, my friends!

Congratulations by Julia Stainton

This week I have a fabulous card I want to share with you. I am really excited about this one!  I have had so much fun playing with my Die-namics Mini Fringe from My Favorite Things.  This die is a great way to add interest and texture to your projects.  You can create beautiful borders and edges as well as the cute paper tassels.  This is another one of those white on white elegant projects and the fringe die takes it up a notch.

Congratulations

One of the fun features of this card is the slide tab that you can pull out for an extra message.  Here’s a tip: there is nothing like a surprise!  Add an interactive element to your cards when you want them to be extra special!

Congratulations

This card will put a big smile on that new bride and groom.  Don’t you love a card that you can change it up a tiny bit and use it for other occasions?  A handmade card means more to people than you may realize and will always be treasured.  A big hug and thank you goes out to Julia for sharing her outstanding talent with us.  Click here and I will take you over to find the products you’ll need and how to create one of your own.

Pointillism Play by Heather Nichols

Are you wondering what pointillism is?  It’s an age-old painting technique where small strokes or dots of color are applied to a surface so that when viewed from a distance, they blend together.  A beautiful array of ink colors, a light touch, and a little patience are all you need to master this coloring technique.

Pointillism play

Today we have Heather Nichols showing how to take stamped images to a new level.  You will explore a new stamping technique using a polka dot stamp and other tools to apply color to the stamped image in a dot form to color them in. Layering the colored dots together creates wonderful blending opportunities. Click here and I will take you over to Heather’s full tutorial on how to do this fabulous technique.  While this technique takes some time and patience, the end results are so well worth the effort.  Be spot-on with your next coloring project by giving the pointillism technique a try.

Trinket Box by Karen Letchworth

I would like to share how to make a super cute and cost-effective gift.   Give someone you care about a very special and heart-felt, handmade gift that they will love and cherish.  This is a very fun and creative project. These trinket boxes can make such great gifts, so you might want to make several to have on hand.

Trinket Box

Karen shares a quick and easy tutorial on how she created her darling trinket boxes, along with sharing with you all of the supplies you will need for you to get started.  Karen is such a talented lady with always so much inspiration to share. Take a minute and we’ll hop on over together to My Cup Runneth Over. You are sure to leave Karen’s blog inspired, refreshed and ready to begin creating many more wonderful projects.

Mini S’mores Cookie Cups by Jaclyn Bell

Summer may be nearly over but with these delicious s’mores cookies, you can have the taste of summer all year long!  They taste just like a s’more but in more of a soft and chewy cookie form. They are over-the-top and melt in your mouth.  They are a great way of having a s’more without the hassle of building a fire.  If you love s’mores then trust me, this is a dessert you don’t want to pass by!

Mini S'mores Cookie Cups

Come with me over to Cooking Classy where Jaclyn will give you the recipe and ingredients to begin making your own.  These Mini S’mores cookies really are just a little bite of heaven!  Everyone will want more than just one.  When your next party rolls around, this will be the perfect treat.  It is a treat that all ages will instantly fall in love with.  Enjoy!

Thanks for the visit today!  Enjoy your upcoming week and be sure to pop back in next Saturday as I will have some more fun projects to share with you.  I am off to the next Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Marlborough, MA which will be held on September 9th and 10. I hope you will come and spend the weekend with us!  Come by the Registration Desk and say hello to me, I would love to see you!

~LeAnn~

Saturdays With LeAnn

Bold Backgrounds

Saturdays-with-LeAnnHappy Saturday, my friends. Let’s stay out of the heat and create some fun and wonderful projects. Today I hope you will be inspired and want to take some time to relax and enjoy the projects I have to share with you. It is the time of year to kick back and enjoy life!

Beach Mini Album by Kathy Clement

Summer is the time to make many wonderful memories whether it is at the beach, swimming pool, or even at a family reunion. Take the time to create a spot for your cherished moments in this fabulous mini album to document your favorite summer memories.

Beach Mini Album

You can almost picture your toes in the sand with this fabulous mini album. The album was made by using Wooden Files from Crafty Secrets. Adding layers of paint, stencils, and crackle medium to the wooden cover will create it’s own personality. Let’s get started by clicking here where Kathy will give full step-by-step instructions, along with several tips that will be very useful in your crafting. Kathy is the queen of mini albums so be sure to visit her blog Kathy by Design. You will be over-the-top in love with her projects!

Live The Dream by Jennie Atkinson

There are so many things that attracted me to this beautiful shabby chic card. I love the pretty pink tones, combined with the gorgeous background papers from Maja Design. What’s not to love about this gorgeous card; it is so soft with such a feminine touch. The photo is priceless and gives the card a perfect finishing touch! Jennie really added the perfect details to create her fabulous card.

Live The Dream

Jennie’s card has layers and layers, scruffy edges with stitching, and to top it off she used muslin, flowers, buttons, pins, and ribbon. Click here and I will take you over to Jennie’s blog “Live The Dream” where you are sure to leave totally inspired to start your next project.

Bold Backgrounds by Kathy Racoosin

This bright bold background adds a lot of techniques and imagination to Kathy’s card and I love the beautiful colors. Using a bold dark background is a great way to give drama and impact to your cards.

Bold Backgrounds

I would like to take you over to Kathy’s blog The Daily Marker where you will learn some wonderful techniques. You can also find a wonderful tutorial on YouTube of the 30-day coloring challenge HERE. This is such an eye-catching card – I bet you can’t wait to get started creating your own!

Stencil End Table by Taylor at TayRose Design

Do you have an old table in your home that needs an uplift? Today I want to share a fun project so you can enjoy and utilize that piece of furniture again. A stenciled table is an easy way to add a style that will really stand out in your room. You can create your own stencil, or use the fun stencil French Poem Allover.

Stencil End table

You will be able to bring life to that table just by using a can of paint and a stencil. To complete the look, Taylor painted the legs of the table in the same dark brown hue, and then brushed on a gold metallic creme. Adding a natural wax for the final step gives the table some protection. Click here and we will jump on over to Stencil & Stories. Taylor will give you all of the materials needed, along with some directions how to make your beautiful table in just a very short time.

Twix Thumbprint Cookies by Alyssa Rivers

Yum… what could be more tasty than a shortbread base cookie with a chewy caramel center and drizzled chocolate? These fabulous little treats are fun and easy to make, not to mention the smiles you will receive after they get eaten!

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Come with me and I will take you over to The Recipe Critic where you will find all the ingredients and directions from Alyssa. You won’t be disappointed with these yummy little treats. Fun for showers, birthday parties, summer parties, and the list goes on. There is no way you won’t love these!  🙂

Thank you for stopping by on this warm summer day. Enjoy your weekend, and I will see you back next Saturday!