Saturdays With LeAnn

Another fabulous weekend is here!  Once again, I thank you for sharing part of it with me.  I hope you are all having an awesome September so far.  Today I have another dose of creative planning fun for you and I hope you will take the time to enjoy and create some of the fabulous projects I have to share.  You are going to be so inspired by these wonderful and talented designers.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Never Give Up By Nathalie DeSousa

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  The colors are amazing and the holidays are right around the corner.  The earthy tones in this lovely layout are perfect for this time of the year.  You are going to love this adorable layout created by the fabulous designer Nathalie DeSousa.  Sometimes it may be hard to know how to get started or where to begin, and Nathalie shows us how to build from the foundation up.

This layout is a great way to use the new Tall Alpha die set along with some of your watercolors, stamps, and embossing powders to give it a unique and outstanding flare.  Today you can learn how Nathalie created her layout as you follow her step-by-step video.  Let’s pop on over to the Living An Inspired Life blog where you can see more details of Nathalie’s layout.  Step out of your comfort zone and see what you create.  Have fun, my friends!

Thank You By Caryn Davies

Pull out your inks and have some fun with your stamps!  My challenge for you today is to take your stamps and let your imagination run wild.  You can almost make your flowers come alive by the different watercolors or markers that you use.  I just love how Caryn die cut one of the rectangles from the Pierced Rectangle set and mounted it with the frame on to the base.  This simply charming card will put a smile on anyone’s face and brighten up their day.

For a complete supply list and to see many other beautiful designs by Caryn, click here and I will be happy to escort you on over to Avery Elle’s blog for a visit.  You will be so inspired by all of the creative designs.  Handmade cards are such a treasure to receive.  Who will you send this one to?

Gold Dipped Pumpkin By Aly Dosdall

Wow, it is so hard to believe that October will be here before we know it.  It soon will be time to start the Halloween decorating, so now is a great time to get some of those decorations made.  This do-it-yourself gold dipped craft pumpkin would look great with just about any Halloween decor and is a classic design that you will have around for several years.

This home decor piece will add so much beauty to your home throughout the fall holidays.  Don’t just use it for Halloween but carry it on into Thanksgiving.  A handmade treasure is such crafting gratification.  A big thank you to Aly for sharing this fabulous project.  Let me escort you on over to Aly Dosdall’s blog where you can see step-by-step how she created this fun project. You will definitely pick up a few new tips and techniques.  Be sure to look at more of her fabulous projects.

Pumpkin Bread Truffles By Elizabeth LaBau

If you like the taste of pumpkin bread, you will love these Pumpkin Bread Truffles!  Crumbled pumpkin bread is mixed with cream cheese frosting to form moist, flavorful truffles.  Decorate them like miniature pumpkins to really get in the festive spirit!

If you like a classic pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, then these little bites are a great treat for you and your family and friends.  They are sure to be a hit at your fall or Halloween party.  Click here and let’s pop on over to Sugar Hero where you can see all the steps she takes in making these delicious little pumpkin bread truffles.  Be sure to take a look at many more of Elizabeth’s fabulous recipes.  You will find true inspiration for the kitchen.  Enjoy!

I hope you have been filled today with lots of wonderful inspiration.  Our fall crafting is just beginning, so be sure to follow us here on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog for more wonderful ideas.  Enjoy every minute of your weekend crafting.  See you back soon!

Hugs to all,



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