Saturdays With LeAnn

With Gratitude

Welcome back to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo blog on this beautiful fall day.  What better way to round out the work week than with three amazing projects from three wonderful designers?  I hope I can WOW you today with these wonderful projects, plus a yummy dessert!  So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!

Three Layouts in Five Minutes By Tatiana Yemelyaneko

I am sure this Christmas you will take many photos and your hope is to get them into albums, right?  Today I want to share three fabulous layouts created by Tatiana using banner papers from KaiserCraft’s First Noel Collection as her backgrounds.  You don’t have to pile a lot of product on your pages to create stunning layouts.

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As you can see, these three layouts are stunning and beautiful.  Memory keeping and scrapbooking doesn’t have to be hard, or take up too much time!  It’s all about the photo and the story that goes along with the photo.  In a matter of minutes you can have your memories documented forever.  Click here for a full tutorial video that shows how simple and fast these layouts are.  Tatiana will show you each step-by-step to make scrapbooking fun and easy.

With Gratitude By Laurie Schmidlin

Everyone loves a beautiful handmade card!  They are so much fun to make and such a joy to receive.  Today’s card is from a very talented designer, Laurie Schmidlin.  Christmas color combos are in the same family but with different hues.  For example, red, green, and dark blue can be lightened up to create pink, light green, and aqua.  Laurie thought it would be fun to try this same concept for her fall card.  There are so many incredible opportunities to let your imagination run wild by trying different concepts on your cards.

With Gratitude

Laurie’s beautiful card encouraged me to develop some new skills and be less intimidated to try new things.  My motto has always been “Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Never hesitate to try something new.”  With such fine details, who wouldn’t love to receive this warm, heartfelt card?  Do yourself a big favor and stop by Just Give Me Stamps where you will enjoy some creative therapy with Laurie.  You will be filled with much inspiration and be very happy you took the time to visit her wonderful blog!

Fall Golden Tag By Julia Stainton 

Are there some lost treasures floating at the bottom of your craft supplies?  Dig down deep and see what you can come up with; you’ll soon be working some magic of your own.  This beautiful tag was created by Julia Stainton.  Julia raided her stash and knew she was going to add lots of beautiful embellishments together.  This tag would be beautiful on any package, made into a card, or just to sit out on a table and display its beauty!

Fall Golden Tag

Julia started out with a beautiful laced stencil, then layered it over her tag and sponged some distress inks over the tag.  Next, she layered her treasured embellishments over the top of the stenciling.  Julia’s final touch was adding a touch of gold using some Gold Stickles.  Here is a quick tip for you; apply a dot of the stickles liquid and then daub it around to highlight areas with your finger.  This will give your project a lovely touch of gold shimmer.  Let’s pop on over to Belle Papier where you can see more details of this beautiful tag.  Go ahead and give it a try, you will love the end result!

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Tahini Glaze By My Recipes

What better fall-inspired dessert to make than this Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Tahini Glaze?  A medley of fragrant, ground spices enhance the rich sweetness of this incredible dessert.  Your family will come running when they smell this delicious cake baking in the oven.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Tahini Glaze is the most moist and tender cake with the creamiest, frosting-like glaze.  This cake is to die for and you won’t be able to leave it alone until it is all gone.  It’s the perfect dessert to serve your friends and family during the holiday season.  Click here and let me escort you over to My Recipes so you can print out your recipe.  This is one you will want to be sure and add to your favorites.  Enjoy!

I hope you are able to make some time for yourself and that it finds you creating some fun new projects.  See you back next Saturday with more projects and inspiration.  Be sure and make some time to stop by our blog all through the week for lots of great ideas.  Happy crafting, my friends!

Hugs to all,