Saturdays With LeAnn

Classic Christmas Wood Tray

I hope that you are enjoying a beautiful holiday season surrounded by those you love. I adore the holidays and am so excited to share some fun holiday projects with you.  We all have traditions and gifts we love to give to family and friends, and one of the biggest gifts I try to give to my children are memories.  The most precious gift they give back to me are the smiles when reminiscing about those memories.  Whether memories are preserved through a card, a scrapbook page, or some type of craft, they will be treasured forever.  As we are heading into the final stretch of preparing for Christmas, there is still time to do some Christmas crafting!

Greetings By Anya Lunchenko

Do you still have a few cards to dress up for the holidays?  No problem, Anya will come to your rescue by sharing her beautiful card with faux wood logs.  Anya is a fabulous designer for Echo Park and she shares the steps, along with all the product you will need, to recreate this festive Christmas card.


Who wouldn’t love to receive this beautiful card in the mail, after all isn’t receiving a card just like receiving a hug through the mail?  Click here and I will take you over to Echo Park’s blog where you can see how Anya added a few of her handmade touches, taking the card from pretty to “WOW” in no time.  Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to get these made and out in the mail. Whew, one more thing to check off your list!

Believe By Joy Taylor

Who says Christmas needs to be red and green?  I fell in love with this magical Christmas card.  It really inspired me to break out some of my die cuts and stamps. What makes this card stand out is the white heat embossed sentiment stamped on vellum, and the added blue ink blended to give a soft hue.  Such an elegant look!  Don’t you love it when a beautiful card comes together so quickly?


This festive card, with it’s beautiful details, was made with so much love.  A big thank you to Joy for being such an inspiration to all of us crafters!  To see more of her beautiful work, let’s go over to her blog Simple By Design.  You will be so inspired by her and happy you took the time to visit!

Classic Christmas Wood Tray By Karen Peterson

If you are anything like me, you probably have oodles of journaling cards in your scrapbook stash.  This is such a fabulous way of using some them. This fun festive wood tray will make a perfect display of Christmas cheer for your home.  It is definitely a one-of-a-kind piece of home decor.  This Classic Christmas Wood Tray just might be your favorite Christmas decoration ever!

Classic Christmas Wood Tray

If you look closely you can see how the added rhinestones will catch the light. Layering embellishments is one of the most important things as you create a tray of your own.  As you gather your embellishments, this will add your own personality to the project.  Don’t stop with your craft supplies, also think about jewelry, sewing, florals, and even miniatures in your local craft stores.  The possibilities are endless!   This project was so much fun yet could be kept simple enough that you could even have your children or grandchildren make one right along with you!  The holidays are not quite as much fun without creating a little holiday magic with a handmade treasure.  Click here and I will escort you over to Simple Stories where you will learn from Karen how to create your very own tray.  Thank you Karen (again) for sharing your wonderful talent and inspiration!

Snowman Oreo Balls By Christy Denney

These adorable little guys are easy to make with nothing to bake!  What a perfect treat for your holiday parties.  These cheerful snowman Oreo balls will brighten any cold winter day.

Snowman Oreo Balls

Your family and friends will love these, not to mention how the kids will go crazy!  To get your holiday party inspiration, ingredients, and directions pop on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything.  You will receive tips from Christy how she put these darling little snowmen together.  Once again, you will be a hit at your Christmas parties.  Enjoy!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and you get some time for some creative fun!  Thank you for visiting, have a great week, and most of all remember to take time to enjoy this special time of year!