Saturdays with LeAnn

That's What Friends Are For


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!