Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Easter

Happy spring, everyone!  And happy April Fool’s Day!  Another fabulous weekend is here and I hope you are enjoying warmer spring weather.  I thank each and everyone of you for sharing part of your day with me.  I have some wonderful inspirational projects to share from some very talented designers.  I hope you take the time to enjoy and create some of the fun projects I have to share.

Favorite Gardener By Missy Whidden

When you scrapbook it is a great joy to feel the fulfillment that comes from the projects you have created.  As scrapbookers, we know it is all about preserving and sharing memories for your family, friends, and future generations.  This masterpiece layout definitely showcases just how to beautifully capture a very special moment.

Favorite Gardener

With spring in the air; we soon will see many beautiful flowers, and Missy created her layout around a floral theme.  This is such a great way to break out those treasured scraps you have been hanging onto, and transform them into your beautiful layout.  Missy fussy cut flowers out of bright fun colors, and to contrast those colors she added some blue acrylic paint to white cardstock for the background.  For a full tutorial on how Missy created this adorable layout, click here and I will take you to her video.  Be sure to visit Little Nugget Creations blog where you will see more of Missy’s outstanding projects.  You will not want to miss out on any of her wonderful projects – it will be a real treat to follow her!

Happy Easter By Yana Smakula

Easter is not too far away so now is a good time to start making your Easter cards, from cute and cuddly to inspirational and elegant.  I love Easter and this time of the year.  When I came upon this adorable card created by Yana Smakula, I knew I just had to share it with you.  Pull out your favorite markers and Easter images and have some fun coloring and bringing that spring feeling into the air!

Happy Easter

I just love how creative you can get using kraft paper.  Today I want to share some step-by-step instructions given by Yana Smakula just by clicking here.  You will be able to make two of her spring cards as well as the Easter card, using the Spring Seeds stamp by Simon Says.  These are not only fun to create, but they are absolutely adorable.  Can you just imagine the look on the faces of the ones who will receive these darling cards?  Nothing is more priceless then receiving a handmade card that is delivered by mail from someone so special!

Office Memo Board By Ashely Broviak

This Wood Chicken Wire Memo Board is perfect for your office or any other room.  This fabulous memo board will be an eye-catching decor piece for your home.  Personalize it by adding photos, reminders, calendars, recipes, notes, some embellishments, or just some odds and ends for your entry display!  This is much more attractive than the good old cork board.  This would make such a great gift!

Office Memo Board

I just love the use of the clothespins to hang up wedding invitations and cards so they can be displayed and not just end up in a pile somewhere.  Click here and I would love to escort you over to the Little Glass Jar where you will find how to make one of your own.  A big thank you goes out to Ashely Broviak for sharing this outstanding project.  What a fun home decor item, along with some great organization!

Malted Coconut Cake By Country Living

This is an Easter dessert that is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!  This beautiful cake will be the hit of your Easter dinner, not to mention how impressive it will look!  This cake is almost too pretty to eat (but also too delicious not to).  If you love coconut this is the cake for you!  This towering creation is loaded with coconut flavor.

Malted Coconut Cake

You can certainly put a spin on it for other spring occasions such as a Mother’s Day luncheon or even a fun baby shower.  Whatever the occasion is, this outstanding cake will become one of your favorite cake recipes.  I know you are dying to get this recipe, so let me take you over to Country Living where you will find the ingredients and recipe to this fabulous cake.  Enjoy baking, everyone!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday with some more fabulous projects.  Be sure to take some time and check out the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows coming up this year.  Click here and I will take you over to our website so you can start your planning for an amazing weekend with some of your family or friends.  I sure hope to see you there!

LeAnn

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Vellum Overlay Cards

Do you have spring fever?  I know I sure do!  After the winter most of us had, I am sure you are ready for some beautiful spring-themed projects.  With spring on it’s way, it is also a reminder that Easter is just around the corner.  When I think about spring or Easter, pretty pastel colors and flowers come to mind.  So with that said, I would like to share some fun projects using flowers.  I hope today you will be inspired with these fun spring projects.

Best Days Of Our Lives By Alicia McNamara

We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout, card, or mixed media project. Alicia has definitely demonstrated this in this layout. We often use the term “Happy Papercrafting” because we know the opportunities with paper are so much more than just on the page.  Today, Alicia shares her gorgeous example of beautiful altered art. I would also like to share a tip that will help you when creating your outstanding layouts.  TIP: Choose a focal point on your layout and then create embellishments that will continue to tell the story from that point.  It is amazing how well this works!

Best Days Of Our Lives

Alicia’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements.  It is really light and colored with some pastels, but there are also some black parts here and there to give it a nice contrast.  I absolutely love that!  Alicia adds wording perfectly and it tells so much about the photo.  This layout is certainly an eye catcher and is very well done.  Let me take you over to Time to Create where you can write down all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at Alicia’s blog to see more of her beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Vellum Overlay Cards By Jennifer McGuire

Not sure how to use vellum?   Do you ever struggle using vellum?  Here’s a fun technique using vellum that will turn your curiosity (or struggles) into having fun and being very creative.  You will enjoy working with vellum so much that I guarantee you will make many more projects using it. These beautiful cards created by Jennifer McGuire have a vellum overlay that give each one a very soft look.

Vellum Overlay Cards

Jennifer started her cards by simply using white embossing powder to emboss the floral image on vellum.  There is a little bit of glitter added to the lines of the flower for extra interest and a pearl added to the center. Adding some color to her image, she started by stamping the layering floral image with the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set using different shades of Altenew ink on a small note card.  Let me escort you over to watch Jennifer’s YouTube Video on how she created her card, along with her step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love every minute of her video.  Step out of your comfort zone and take some time to experiment and just have fun creating!

Absolutely Beautiful By Melissa Phillips

Cards might be little, but they are packed with so much inspiration.  This is one of those cards that can be so versatile.  Send it as a Spring, Hello, Birthday, Thinking Of You, or even an Easter Card.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this adorable card in the mail?

Absolutely Beautiful

Melissa’s card started with the word beautiful to create the theme for her card.  She used the Reverse Confetti You’re So stamp set for her sentiment.  The beauty of this stamp set is it has four uplifting words that can be mixed and matched to create numerous uplifting sentiments.  She also used the Blooms ‘N Buds stamp set to create the pretty blossoms.  For the background, Melissa used the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts.  Melissa’s creativity is amazing!  I love her combinations and the colors she chose are so pretty and perfect!  Click here and I will take you over to see more of Melissa’s wonderful talent and fabulous creations.

Luscious Lemon Cake By Christi Johnstone

Lemon desserts always make me think of spring, so I wanted to take a moment to share this Luscious Lemon Cake with you.  This cheery lemon cake is perfect for Easter or any festive occasions.  Lemon is one of my absolute favorites and this Luscious Lemon Cake is both easy and delicious.  You won’t want just one bite!

Luscious Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is probably one of the best I have ever made.  Being that lemon is one of my favorite flavors; I have been making lemon cakes for many years.  My children said that this has to be a new tradition in the family and I am to bring this cake now whenever we have get togethers.  Let me take you on over to Love From the Oven where Christi Johnstone will share her recipe with you.  Be sure and grab your pen and paper, because this is one recipe you will want to make to share with your family and friends!

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been inspired today to try something new.  I am looking forward to seeing you back next week.  Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

Circles, Circles, and more Circles!

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Hello, Weekly Scrapper friends! Welcome to Inspiration Station with Becki Adams; I’m so happy you found your way here. I get to share a video with you today that’s all about circles! I love using circles in my designs because I find they are so fun and easy to work with. For this layout I’m using the Let’s Party collection from Simple Stories.

To get ready for filming the process of this layout, I stitched around all the circles with my sewing machine. By stitching around the edges of the circles they stand out a little bit more against one another.

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Come see how this layout came together with LOTS of circles. I’d love to have you come create along with me!

Do you create with circles? If you haven’t, you need to give it a try. I think you’ll like it!

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I’m so glad you could join me today! Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you next Thursday. Stampers – get ready because I’ve got a project you’ll LOVE.

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Hello

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Hello, my friends! I hope you had a great week and are ready for a relaxing and creative weekend. I have some cute projects to share with you today, so sit back and enjoy!

Pocket Page Scrapbooking by Lindsay Bateman

“Pocket Page” scrapbooking is quite the rage. What a great way to display your many pictures and complete some albums in no time at all. Build your pages inside page protectors and layer some pieces on top. There are so many wonderful pocket inserts and embellishments available to help create an adorable album.

Pocket Page Scrapbooking

This is an ultra-simple solution for getting your photos off your phone and computer, out of boxes, and into albums. You will save spending hours of time on just one page. Click here and I will take you over to Heidi Swapp’s blog where Lindsay will show you photos and step-by-step instructions on how you can create your own pocket pages. Give it a try; I guarantee you will be hooked!

Hello By Barbara Anders

This beautiful, dreamy card by Barbara Anders is the perfect way to say hello and send a smile across the miles. Who wouldn’t love to receive this lovely and cheerful card in the mail?

Hello

Pull out those die cuts and inks; creating a beautiful card is a fun way to use your imagination. If you are wondering how Barbara created this sweet card, click here and I will take you over to Paper Pursuits where you will find directions, along with the supplies needed.

Thinking Of You

Don’t forget to put your sentiment on the inside! Have fun creating your own, personalized card.

Welcome Baby By Debby Yates

Shaker cards are so much fun; you can never have too many of them on hand. This is such a creative welcome baby card. My daughter is expecting a baby – this will be a fun and adorable card to make for her! Dies really simplify the process of creating a shaker card, and not to mention how these darling little critters really put a smile on your face.

Welcome Baby

Sequins are great for shakers cards, or you can use a combination of beads, confetti, and sequins – they all coordinate together so well. Click here and I’ll take you over to Debby’s blog where you will find instructions and supplies for this darling card. If you have never made a shaker card, make sure to give it a try; I know you won’t make only one!

Canvas Frame by Shari Carrol

Turning a canvas into a piece of art is all about imagination, texture, and technique. This creation is so amazing! I can definitely see this as a piece of art to display at home. Pull out your stamps, inks, crackle pastes, and stencils to get started.

Canvas Frame

Shari Carrol’s talent is very inspriational. Click here and I will take you over to a tutorial video where you will be able to follow Shari as she creates this beautiful canvas frame. Let your imagination run wild and have fun creating!

Raspberry Lemon Bars by Julie Gransee

This is certainly a fabulous end-of-summer treat to share with all of your loved ones.  I am sure this will be one of those desserts that your family will ask for time and time again. I would like to thank Julie Gransee for sharing this yummy recipe.

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Click here and I will take you over to “Lovely Little Kitchen” where you will be able to print off this recipe to put in your files as a must-have dessert. Enjoy making these, and enjoy every single bite!

I am looking forward to spending some more time with you next Saturday. Have a wonderful and creative week ahead!

 

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Mini Envelope Card

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Happy Saturday, my crafty friends! I hope this Saturday brings a ray of sunshine to your day! We are approaching a new week, and with a new week comes a chance to start over and try new things. I hope today’s inspirations will certainly give you some inspiring ideas!

Good Heart Layout created by Renee Zwirek

Sometimes your beautiful creations should be displayed in your home for not only you to enjoy, but also your family and friends. This layout is certainly one you could frame and hang on your wall. The beautiful white and gold flowers are made from the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board. Some gold glitter heat embossed patterns were added to a few of the flower petals and leaves.

Good Heart

 

This beautiful layout was created by Renee Zwirek and what a fabulous job she did creating this! Be sure to CLICK HERE for a full tutorial on how to create this step by step. You will also find a complete supply list to create this outstanding layout. If you would like to see more of Renee’s layouts, CLICK HERE to see her Gallery.

Mini Envelope Card Created by Michelle Woerner

This amazing card features the new mini envelope die set from Spellbinders. I find this to be such a creative way to give a gift card, money, or even a special note to a dear friend or family member. This is a three die set, so you can change out the top of your envelope.

Mini Envelope Card

Spellbinders offers you, the card maker, the ability to customize your card and create your own embellishments. Michelle Woemer has such a talent when it comes to designing her projects. If you get some time, visit her blog Stop & Stamp the Roses. You will be so glad you took the time to do so.

Stamped Tiles created by Amy Rysavy

Do you have a hard time coming up with a creative gift?  Today’s inspiration is such a fun, easy, and very impressive way to make a  gift!  Who would have ever thought to stamp on tiles?  Next time you need a special gift make your own creative coasters.

Stamped Tiles

Stamped Tiles

Pull out your stamps and a couple of different colors of Hybrid Ink and let your imagination run wild. Amy Rysavy has a wonderful video to share on how she created her tiles. Click here to watch. When you finish your fun tiles, you can jump on over to Prairie Paper & Ink to see more of Amy’s wonderful projects.

Accents With Studio Glaze created by Clare Horner

With Mother’s Day coming up on us so quickly, I couldn’t help but think of what mother wouldn’t love a handmade gift, and especially for the home. What a treasure to sit out or even display in her china cabinet! (This is a great way for her to brag about you). Today you will be so surprised to see how easy this is to create using StazOn Studio Glaze.

Accents With Studio Glaze

With this quick method of creating such an adorable teapot, you could even wait until the last minute with this technique! So now you don’t have to stress out on what special gift you need to get for Mother’s Day. Give this a try – you will have so much fun creating a design in your favorite colors. Click here for full instructions on how to create this project by Clare Horner.

Samoa Cupcakes created by Glory Albin

It was recently Girl Scout cookie time, and if you are like me, I bought them, ate them, and wish I had more. So today I am going to introduce you to a wonderful way to make Samoa cupcakes that taste just like the Samoa Girl Scout cookie. Glory Albin has done it again! She is so talented in the kitchen!

 Samoa Cupcakes

Not only are these yummy, but look how beautiful they turn out as well. What a yummy treat to make for your family, or take a plate over to a special friend! To make these irresistible cupcakes CLICK HERE for the ingredients and directions. I promise you will be making more than just one batch!

Well, I have given you some things that will keep you busy until we meet back here again next Saturday. I will be teaching classes at the Scrapbook Expo this next week in Puyallup, Washington, so if you happen to be in that area on April 24th and 25th please stop by and say hi, or even better than that, take my workshop so I get a chance to meet you! Have a wonderful weekend.

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That's What Friends Are For

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Hello there, my crafty friends! Here we are again for some more Saturday inspiration. Take some time for yourself – relax and enjoy receiving some wonderful inspiration in five different categories. I hope you will be inspired and take some time to create your favorite projects!

Sizzix Inspiration created by Genevive Rulona

I love interactive and dimensional projects, and today’s layout gives you just that. This layout features a fun envelope that you can stuff with so many wonderful embellishments and even more pictures if you want to. Our focal point is the envelope (along with those darling photos), so be sure and fill it with your favorite things. Layouts for boys are sometimes a challenge to create, and this is an adorable layout that is meant specifically for boys!

Because I Have A Brother

Genevive created this layout using several Sizzix dies such as Movers & Shapers and Thinlits, along with her Big Shot machine. She added some washi tape and stickers to decorate it as well. Some added journaling completed her layout. Be sure to visit the Sizzix Inspiration with Genevive Rulona for more information to create your version of this adorable layout!

That’s What Friends Are For designed by Pam Simpson

Are you one that loves using die cuts? I really enjoy working with die cuts because they make my projects work up quicker and also give them some dimension, not to mention how beautiful they turn out! This fabulous card was created with several die cuts along with embossing folders.

That's What Friends Are For

Pam Simpson created this fabulous card, completing it by adding some beautiful flowers from Heartfelt Creations. To add some color to her flowers, Pam inked the flower tips then added a pearl to the center of each one. Be sure to pop on over to Pam’s Creations to get all the supplies you will need to create this gorgeous card. This is one of those cards you can use for any occasion just by changing out the sentiment.

Dancing With Daffodils created by Cindy Lawrence

When I see daffodils popping up through the ground I always get so excited knowing that spring is just around the corner. I also have to say these are one of my favorite flowers. I just love the bright color and ray of sunshine they bring. This gorgeous card has such rich, exquisite, and beautiful coloring. Don’t you love the layout of the card and the fun leaf die?

Dancing With Daffodils

This digital stamp set called Dancing with Daffodils is newly released. What an awesome way to welcome in spring! Break out your markers, colored pencils, glitter, and even your chalks and gelatos. You can have so much fun creating your card with this digital image. Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your talent!

Home Sweet Home Banana Bread In A Jar Gift created by Annette Green

I remember as I was growing up how my mother would take over a little gift to her friends and neighbors. It seemed like it was quite often that she would grab me and away we would go with her little treasure to her friend’s home. This has stuck with me through the years and now I find myself doing the same thing. Today’s project is such a wonderful little treat to take into that special friend, someone sick, or maybe someone who needs to be cheered up.

Home Sweet Home Jar Gifts

These are so fun to make and very simple as well.  Annette Green used Graphic 45’s “Home Sweet Home Collection” to create these yummy and adorable Banana Bread in a Jar Gifts. A big thank you  to Annette for sharing her idea. CLICK HERE to watch a full video on how to make these. For more of Annette’s inspiration, visit Annette’s Creative Journey blog.

Caramel Nut Marshmallow Pops created by Glory Albin

Is your mouth watering yet? I couldn’t believe how yummy and fast these Caramel Nut Marshmallow Pops were to make. My family was so impressed and now I get special requests to make these for them all of the time! Chocolate, caramel, rice krispies, nuts, and marshmallows put into one delicious treat. WOW!

Caramel Nut Marshmallow Pops

These marshmallow pops would be perfect treats for almost any occasion. What a super fun favor, wrapped in a small cellophane bags tied with some pretty ribbon and a cute tag attached! Glory Albin never ceases to amaze me with her cooking talent! Let’s jump on over to Glorious Treats to get the recipe and ingredients to make these special treats.

Break out of your traditional style and create in a different way you haven’t before. Never hesitate to try something new! Hope you have been inspired today. I’ll see you again next Saturday! Have a wonderful up-coming week!