Saturday With LeAnn

Hello, my friends.  I hope you all had a fabulous week, and I hope you have taken some time to escape into your crafting rooms during the cooler weather.  You definitely deserve some “me time” to relax and create something beautiful.  Today you will be in for a real treat because I have some wonderful inspiration to share with you.  These creative designers will help you out of a creative rut you might be feeling.  They will get you excited to create something new, so sit back and explore these wonderful projects!

Fall Love By Nathalie Desousa

We still have some time to enjoy fall before winter settles in.  I love the autumn season and love the projects created using leaves.  This layout is a combination of layers of mixed media on a background.  This beautiful layout shows the bright and vibrant colors of fall.  I love how Nathalie gave the leaves a little extra dimension.

Pull out your watercolors, ink pads, stencils, and your texture paste.  Mix up some gold and rose gold glaze to bring some fall glow to your layout.  To see exactly how this gorgeous layout all comes together you can watch a tutorial video that Nathalie has put together.  You will also find many other projects created by Nathalie so be sure to visit Living An Inspired Life.  Step out of your comfort zone and see what you can create, it will be fun to experience new techniques and products.  You will be so happy to see your final project!

I’m Here For You By Yoonsun Hur

Today’s project is a fun card using a Striped Leaf Cover Frame then adding a floral image.  Have you ever experimented with Alte New Metallic Watercolors?  It is like doing no-line watercoloring.  It is a very easy and fun technique to do.  You will want to stamp your image using Sand Dunes Dye Ink.  Once you have your image colored you can cut it with the matching die.

Can you only imagine the beautiful card you will create using these techniques?   I want to take you on over to Rejoicing Crafts where you will see so many amazing projects created by Yoonsun Hur.  You can see all the different steps that Yoonsun has used to make her beautiful card.  Have fun creating my friends!

All That Glitters By Sandy Diller

Can’t you just see these fun ornaments on your Christmas tree?  You can also make a set and give them as a present.  These are so fun and easy to make and even more fun to decorate adding your own personal design.

Handmade decorations are a great way to get you in the holiday spirit.  Wouldn’t they be a fun craft project to make with the kids while they are on their Christmas break?  All the details to create these ornaments are over on the blog at Elizabeth Craft Designs including step-by-step instructions.  I hope you give these a try.  Happy crafting!

Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread By Grace Elkus

When going to Starbucks I have to say it isn’t a good stop unless I buy a slice of pumpkin bread.  I was ecstatic when I found out there was a good recipe out there like the pumpkin bread at Starbucks.  When I made this recipe, I was in heaven!

This pumpkin bread recipe is reliably soft, moist, and tender.  It is one that you will definitely want to make.  This tastes more like cake than bread and is the best I have ever tasted.  Let me take you on over to The Kitchn so you can write down the recipe.  This will be a great fall bread that you and your family will enjoy.  You will want to make this over and over again!

Thank you, all my crafty friends, for stopping by on your busy weekend.  I hope today you have been inspired by these fabulous projects and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  I will see you back here soon.