Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Fathers Day

Hello my dear friends, and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.  What better way to round out your work week than with four amazing projects that I have gathered to share with you?  I hope today’s post will give you some great “WOW” inspiration from these fun projects (and also a yummy dessert)!  Shall we get started?  Kick off those shoes, get comfortable, and relax, because here we go!

Patio Paradise By Missy Whidden

There is so much more than first meets the eye when you look at this gorgeous layout.  I was so inspired by the way the artsy background complements the photo.  Think of all the possibilities for creating a beautiful background.  You all know by now just how much I love creative backgrounds, and a mixed media background is always one of my favorites.  The combination of paints, gesso, and glaze really make a gorgeous background.  Using Heidi Swapp Lace Paper as a mask really turns this into a beautiful masterpiece.

Patio Paradise

You will find all kinds of inspiration from Missy Whidden on her blog Little Nugget Creations.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find step-by-step instructions on how she put this fabulous layout together.  You will also be able to watch how it all comes together in the video she shares.  The most important thing is to have fun when creating your background and layouts.  Ok, now it’s time to put those creative minds to work!  Happy scrappin’ my friends!

Happy Father’s Day By Kathy Racoosin

Father’s Day is tomorrow, but it still isn’t too late to get a special card created for that outstanding guy in your life.  Today I want to share a fun card created by Kathy Racoosin.  This card is adorable and will especially let him know what a hero he is in your life.  This masculine card will surely put a huge smile on that special dad, grandfather, brother, or even dear friend.  Don’t you just love all the fun sayings in the background?

Happy Fathers Day

Come with me over to The Daily Marker to visit one of their fabulous designers, Kathy Racoosin.  You will enjoy her many wonderful projects and be filled with much inspiration.  The Daily Marker is having a 30 Day Coloring Challenge that started on June 1st.  This is a challenge to color something every day, even if it’s for five minutes.  You can read more about it by clicking here.  I hope you enjoy spending time with those wonderful men in your life, especially on their special day!

Farm Fresh Market Memo Board By Pam Bray

Do you find your sticky notes don’t stick and you are always losing the lists of things you need, errands to run, or things to do?  This is a fun, rustic- looking memo board that will be perfect for your kitchen to help keep you organized.  The best thing about this memo board is that it is very easy to change out the paper when you are ready for a new look.  You will love having this fun and useful board hanging in your home.

Farm Fresh Market Memo Board

Every household should have a memo board, especially if there are a lot of people living under the same roof.  Lives tend to get busy and it is hard to stay on top of all the commitments, birthdays, events, and other important information.  With a memory board you will always stay organized and keep your entire family in the loop.  This Farm Fresh Market memo board is quick and easy to make and a very cute addition to any home.  It also makes a perfect gift.  You will never miss an appointment, birthday, or event again!  Let’s pop on over to Authentique’s blog where Pam will share her instructions on how she put this board together.  I hope you are inspired to create some fun and fabulous memo boards using your favorite collections.  Have fun creating!

No-Bake Icebox Cake By Faith Durand

Want a classic, high-appeal dessert?  This icebox cake is a no-bake confection that needs literally no cooking or baking, and yet it yields what you would swear are slices of tender cake layers, filled with whipped cream and fresh summer fruit.  This No-Bake Icebox Cake is a sure crowd pleaser.  It is an easy summer dessert recipe that is so simple, but looks like you spent hours making it.

No-Bake Icebox Cake

This is a perfect dessert to take to your next gathering because it is not only easy to serve, but super easy to make!  Click here and come with me over to the Kitchen to see how to make one; you don’t even need a recipe.  Faith has an easy video to follow along with all of the ingredients and directions.  You will love the big smiles on the faces of your family and friends as they enjoy every single bite!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us today.  Have a fabulous week ahead, and I hope to see you all back here next Saturday when I’ll share more fun projects.   I always enjoy our crafty time together!