Saturdays With LeAnn

Denim Recipe Book

Hello my friends, and happy Saturday to you all!  I hope you are sitting back in your comfy clothes and are ready to enjoy some fun projects that I have to share with you today.  Your Saturday inspiration is coming your way and I believe these projects will give you tons of creative motivation!

Destination Happiness By Denise Van Deventer

It is time to get those priceless photos off your phone and into your scrapbook.  I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to a wonderful vacation than to scrapbook those amazing memories.  Do you use your stamps and stencils in your scrapbooks?  I hope so.  It is such a great way to personalize your background while getting the exact look you are going for.  I just love this layout and design!  The foliage looks so amazing, and Diana captured such a beautiful photo.  Stunning!

Destination Happiness

Denise used the World Traveler Collection by BoBunny.  Her mixed media masterpiece was created using several different stamp sets, noteworthy pieces, and stickers.  Denise also created some handmade purple flowers using the Mandala die from BoBunny, and then used pearlescent for the flower centers.  Let’s pop on over to BoBunny’s blog where you will see all the products and steps that Denise used in creating this exquisite layout.  Take some time while you are visiting the blog to see many more wonderful creations.  You will certainly leave feeling very inspired!

Art Journal Style Card By Shari Carroll

Summer is in full swing!  Let nature be your focal point and find interesting ways to put stencils, inks, rub-ons, and stamps onto your cards.  Follow your emotions in deciding want type of cards you want to create.  Don’t try to acquire a style – just dive in to create some striking journaling techniques both inside and outside your beautiful card.  Every piece will be unique!

Art Journal Style Card

This is such a great way to use some of your supplies.  This masterpiece could very well be framed and hung on your wall.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to play with Tim Holtz layering stencils and some bright Tim Holtz Mini Distress inks, I suggest you take some time to do so.  You will have so much fun creating with them!  Let me take you on over to the Simon Says Stamps blog where you can find a video of Shari Carroll’s tips and techniques to create this beautiful card.  Take some time while you are visiting the blog and you will see many more of her wonderful creations.  You will be so inspired by her fabulous projects!

Denim Recipe Book By Riikka Kovasin

For years one of the most popular materials has been denim.  You can incorporate denim so easily into crafting such as making layouts, memory books, notebooks, journals, and more.  It is truly a crafter’s essential.  Today you are in for a real “WOW” treat from Rikkka Kovasin as she shares with us this fabulous recipe book.

Denim Recipe Book

This is one recipe album I know I would literally feel so blessed to receive from a dear friend or family member.  Can you just imagine the smile from ear to ear as you give this beautiful recipe book to one you adore?  To complete the project just add some of your favorite recipes to the book.  As you can see, Riikka used some fabric scraps to cover the book as well as the Impasto Paint set, Mixed Media Essentials, some chipboard shapes, and resin flowers.  The step-by-step instructions will be coming to the Finnabair link, but for now if you are too anxious to get started please email Riikka at and she will be more than happy to share the steps to create this.  Let me take you over to Paperiliitin where you will be over-the-top inspired by so many wonderful projects.

Cream Cheese Banana Bread By Kelly Senyei

This Cream Cheese Banana Bread is seriously the best banana bread I have ever had.  The cream cheese in this recipe adds so much moisture and richness.  I promise that if you try it you are going to be hooked.  This is a delicious loaf that your whole family will rave about!  Why not take banana bread to one level higher?

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Let’s pop on over to Just A Taste where Kelly has a short video to watch.  Kelly will give you the best step-by-step instructions to make your Cream Cheese Banana Bread a thing of perfection.  This will be a fun summer treat for your family or even for some of your summer gatherings.

Once again, thank you for taking some precious time out of your busy schedule to be with me today.  I hope you will be able to check out all of these fabulous projects and enjoy the inspiration of the individual blogs I have shared.  Have an amazing week ahead and I hope to see you back next Saturday.

Lots of hugs,