Saturdays With LeAnn

It’s a brand new week of inspiration.  We feel honored to share projects from wonderful and talented designers; they come up with some of the most awesome and fun ideas. Today you will be inspired by a scrapbook layout, a fun card created with stamps and die sets, a fabulous mixed media canvas project, and last but not least, a yummy and delicious Mousse Brownie recipe you won’t want to miss out on.  The possibilities are endless!  Sit back and enjoy!

Beach Bliss By Cathy McGrath

Do you often look at papers saying “oh, I just love this paper” but then end up with too many papers on the table and feel overwhelmed about how to move forward with your design?  Limit yourself to 2-3 papers and you will be set to go. This technique will help you pull together beautiful layouts.  Cathy created her layout using the Beach Shack Collection from KaiserCraft.  There are so many components to this collection that it really makes creating layouts and projects so much fun!  I fell in love with this outstanding layout and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Cathy created her background using distress sprays and inks, clear and regular gesso, modeling paste, hemp/burlap, stencils, and cheesecloth.  This adds some great texture and dimension to her layout.  Click here and I will take you over to KaiserCraft blog where you will find all the steps that Cathy took to create this layout.  You will want to jump right in and create your own version of this outstanding layout. Have fun!

Happy Birthday By Laurie Schmidlin

I just had to share this lovely birthday card created with a fun stamp and coordinating die set.  I just love the soft colors, the layering, and how elegant this beautiful card turned out.  You can showcase the perfect message by using such beautiful paper, stamps, and die cuts.   Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive such a heartfelt card on their birthday?

There is nothing that makes my birthday more special than receiving a handmade card.  I have a really hard time putting a handmade card in a drawer or (heaven forbid) getting rid of them, so I take my cards and turn them into a mini album.  There is no reason to get rid of those beautiful cards; just find a new way to enjoy them!  A handmade card like this is sure to make many smiles happen.  To see a list of supplies to create your own card click here and I will escort you on over to Just Give Me Stamps.  Be sure to look at more of Laurie’s projects because I know you will be inspired by her wonderful talent.

Little Red Robin Mixed Media By Riikka Kovasin

Canvas projects are so delightful to create.  They become such a wonderful decor piece of art to hang on your wall.  It also serves as a conversation piece to display on your entry table or end table in your home.  This outstanding canvas really spoke to me and I hope you find it as inspiring as I do.  There is nothing more beautiful than a nice hand-painted and/or inked layered background. Riikka added some embossing powder here and there to give a frosty feel to the canvas.  Adding that gorgeous little bird turned this canvas into a real piece of art.

I love having gifts on hand, and making a canvas piece is a great handmade gift.  A beautiful canvas decor piece for your home is a fabulous gift to receive. This will always be a treasured gift of memories.  I discovered this lovely canvas created by Riikka Kovasin on the Paperiliitin blog.  Riikka is such a talented lady and her beautiful masterpiece was featured in Mixed Up Magazine.  I hope you are inspired to send someone special one of your handmade treasures.  Have fun creating!

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cups By Six Sisters

Why not try smaller portions and bigger flavors for dessert?  This dessert is simple, quick, and a great dessert for entertaining.  This recipe is a yummy chocolate brownie cup that is filled with a rich chocolate mixture and topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a fresh sweet raspberry.  They look so elegant and taste absolutely wonderful.

This is certainly one of those recipes you will want to add to your collection.  They only take just a few minutes to make.  I discovered these fun Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Brownie cups on Six Sister’s Stuff.  You can just sit back and let those compliments roll on in because this dessert is sure to be a hit with all of your family and friends!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have felt inspired by today’s projects.  Have a great week ahead and I will see you back here next Saturday with many more inspirational projects to keep you busy!



12 thoughts on “Saturdays With LeAnn

  1. Stephanie Beck says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing! Yes, any person would be blown away to receive any of those items! I too really love the scrapbook page! The recipe for the cupcakes is a bookmarked item to try too! Yummy, my stomach and mind are hungry, don’t know which will win out first… craft room or kitchen… =-)

  2. Beverly Jordan says:

    Leann, such a plethora of inspiration and love that beautiful layout and such a perfect treat to eat too!

  3. karenajo says:

    Thanks for sharing these great projects -they are all wonderful ! Thanks too for always passing along connections to really great recipes – have tried some of them !

  4. Karen L K says:

    Oooh I like each of these projects. I first saw the beach scrapbook layout which is super nice. Then the pretty card. But wait now a bird on canvas. All just great.

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