Saturdays With LeAnn

Dogwood Flower

Welcome back, my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. The weather here in Utah is so beautiful; spring is definitely in the air. I just love this time of year when the flowers are starting to bloom and the grass and trees are turning green. I hope your weather is beautiful as well, and you are enjoying a beautiful spring day!

Today I want to share this gorgeous layout (which reminds me so much of spring) created by the very talented Delaina Burns. She always inspires me with her talent. Head on over to Delaina’s Embellished Memories to receive more of her wonderful inspiration. The soft richness of this beautiful layout is to die for.



Delaina used the beautiful collection “Butterfly” by Prima. She pulled out the coordinating embellishments to snuggle the photo of that sweet little baby and created a beautiful masterpiece layout. Splashes of Color Bloom spray add a delightful touch to her layout. Delaina also used the accented collection flowers to create a beautiful garden around her sweet photo. To give her layout a final touch, she added Micro Beads and modeling paste for some dimension. What a beautiful way to add a vintage spin on this layout.

Sometimes we need to create something simple, classic, and elegant and today’s card is just that. Don’t you just love this design? John Lockwood created this gorgeous card by using Cricut transfer tape, which is transparent so you can see exactly where you place it.

Dogwood Flower

The background of the card is created from a stamp set Dogwood flower by John Lockwood Stamps. To achieve the faded look, John used distress ink in spiced marmalade and tea dye over the image. To find the instructions on how to create this outstanding card visit the blog John Next Door. You will be amazed how easy this gorgeous card is to make.

Here is another fabulous spring card. Are you a Tim Holtz fan, like I am? This card was created by Annette Green using a challenge from Tim’s book “A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III.” This is a simple to create card with a mixed media feel.

There is Beauty in Simplicity

Annette used a Perspective stamp set and Watercolor stamp set. She stamped some images from the two stamp sets using black archival ink onto Ranger Distress Watercolor Carstock, then colored them with Distress Markers and the water brush. The butterfly is popped up giving it some dimension and she slightly folded the butterfly’s wings. Pop on over to Annette’s Creative Journey to get the complete instructions for this card. You will have so much fun in creating this!

Springtime means bringing out some bright colors and a beautiful wreath to hang on your door. This delightful wreath is created using Daisy stamps and matching die. What a fun decoration to hang on your door and show off your talent.

Flower Wreath

This beautiful wreath is so stunning. What a masterpiece to create and enjoy, and everyone who comes to your door will enjoy it, too. For detailed instructions click HERE and scroll down. A big thank you goes out to Maureen Russell for her talent and sharing this fun project with us. Hope you have fun creating yours!

Do you have a special occasion coming up? This yummy cake will be the hit of your party! Sometimes a little splash of color does so much. It is also fun to have a little surprise inside along with the simply beautiful exterior.

Pink Ombre Swirl Cake

Can you just imagine this in different colors? Yellows to orange, different shades of lavender, or even light turquoise to teal. Use any color to coordinate with your party’s color scheme, or just your favorite color! What colors will you try? Be sure to visit Glorious Treats to get your receipe for this beautiful Ombre Swirl Cake. Thank you to Glory Albin for her inspiration to bake something so lovely!

Once again I thank you for sharing some of your Saturday with me. My hope today is that you feel that beautiful spring feeling in the air and enjoy each moment of it. See you again next Saturday. Have a wonderful week!

1 thoughts on “Saturdays With LeAnn

  1. kAATJEB says:

    Crafting is my life. Can’t work much so my craftroom is my safezone. Love to make cards and scrapbooks but also making presents is a lot of fun.

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