Saturdays With LeAnn

Lamp To Memo Board


I hope this new year has started out well for you, and you have been able to get into your craft room and create some fun projects. My challenge for you this year is to break out of your traditional style. Take a look at your projects in a different way and never hesitate to try something new. There is never a right or wrong to crafting; so let your imagination run wild and have a fun time creating!

Love By Gabrielle Pollacco

I instantly fell in love with the beautiful and warm feeling that this layout portrays. I admire the talent that Gabrielle has for layering and creating such beautiful masterpiece backgrounds. Gabrielle always allows her photo to take center stage. Your eyes are automatically drawn to her photo; you then take in all of her fine detail.


Gabrielle used two different stencils to help create her background. She used a texture paste and inks as well, along with some fun mixed media products. Click here and I will take you over to her blog “Such A Pretty Mess.” You will find a great recipe to create your own texture paste, along with the steps Gabrielle took to create this outstanding layout.

Vintage Type By Ginny Nemchak

Ginny Nemchak is a master cardmaker. Her incredible work and rich colors combine to create this beautiful card. Creativity is all about using your imagination and turning it into a piece of art. This fabulous shabby chic card will really put a smile on someone’s face. What a great, handmade treasure!

Vintage Type

I highly recommend stopping by and spending some creative time with Ginny. Let me escort you over to her blog “Polly’s Paper Studio.” You will definitely want to check out the other projects that she has designed. You are going to be inspired by her amazing talent!

Celebrate In Style By Heather

Don’t you love the simplicity of this card?  You can change the color scheme along with the sentiment, and you will have a darling card for any occasion. Create a set of cards so you will have plenty on hand when you are in need of a card in a hurry.

Celebrate In Style

I love how Heather uses many layers of paper to create dimension and detail while still allowing her stamped image to take center stage.  Adding a touch of Wink Of Stella really gives the shoe a pop. Be sure to visit Heather’s blog “Houses Built Of Cards” to see more of her wonderful projects. I hope you have been inspired to break out your fun stamps and inks and begin creating!

Lamp To Memo Board By Christy K. James

Can you imagine this wonderful memo board in your kitchen?  What a great way to remind yourself, or a family member, of things that need to get done! Not only is this very useful but such a fun décor piece to add some character to your home.

Lamp To Memo Board

Just think how much fun you can have by taking some old objects you haven’t used, or from a thrift store, to create a new item for your home. How clever to re-purpose them into something cute and useful! Be sure to visit “Confessions Of A Serial Do It Yourselfer” where you will find many more fabulous makeover projects. You will be amazed by the inspiration you will receive from Christy and all of her amazing projects.

Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Dessert by Julie Gransee

Cashew lovers – this dessert is for you! Packed with shortbread cookie crust on the bottom, cashews, and a caramel topping, I am sure you won’t want to miss out on this one!

Carmel Cashew Ice Cream

This is one of those easy and fast recipes that will be very impressive to your family and friends. Let’s pop on over to Lovely Little Kitchen where you will find the recipe. You may want to grab your pencil and pen; I am sure you will be making this more than just once. A big thank you to Julie Gransee for sharing her scrumptious recipe with us.

Thank you for spending a bit of your Saturday with me!  Have a wonderful week ahead and I will see you next weekend with more fun projects. Happy crafting!



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