Saturdays With LeAnn


Welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog, my crafty friends.  Today I have some fun projects to share from amazing designers.  We have a scrapbook layout, the transformation of a beautiful card, collage altered books, and a yummy dessert.  It doesn’t get better than this, right?  Sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy!  You all deserve a little creative “me” time!

Sweet Little Things By Lorilei Murphy

This fabulous layout was created by Lorilei Murphy using Vicki Boutin watercolors and iridescent glaze.  I am really loving the background on this layout!  Lorilei created it by applying iridescent glaze and mixed pink watercolor paint to the glaze.  She then scraped it over a stencil to create the large dots.  And yes, let’s talk about these beautiful flowers!  Lorilei cut some rolled flowers from her Silhouette, then added color to them by painting them with Vicki’s watercolors.  You will really love to play with these fabulous watercolors, wet or dry, they are just FUN!!

Sweet Little Things

There is so much more than first meets the eye when you look at this outstanding layout.  What a great way to take a piece of white cardstock and turn it into a gorgeous work of art.  Lorilei really shows how the mixed media and layering complements her photo.  Layering will also give your layout some great dimension and is a wonderful way to use up some of your scraps.  I hope you have been inspired to break out your favorite coloring mediums and create your own unique background.  There’s nothing like creating a one-of-a-kind layout.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to Rosey Posey studio so you can see more of Lorilei’s wonderful projects.  Happy scrappin’ my friends!

Transformation By Melissa Phillips

We all have projects that don’t necessarily turn out the way we had envisioned. This can occur in a lot of different ways, but you can remake a project you didn’t quite love into something you, in the end, are in love with!  This could include taking something from soft to bold or simply adding some great contrast.  Today Melissa Phillips teaches us how to transform a card into something fresh and new.


You can change the colors and the orientation of the card, or simplify the scene and add some sparkle to give it a great festive feeling.  There are so many fantastic ways of transforming your project.  Adding a greeting or a title to your card or layout will also be a great asset to your project.  Come with me over to Lilybean Paperie to see more of what Melissa has done to transform an old card to her new beautiful card.  Never throw away something you created and didn’t love.  Take the time to transform it into something you will enjoy.  A big thank you to Melissa for sharing this wonderful tip.

Collage Altered Books By Tami Bastiaans

Here is a fresh take on a hot, creative craft – turning old books into a popular mixed media project.  One of the best things about them is that you can apply any technique you already know from other creative areas to your books.  Give one of your favorite books new life as a beautiful collage.  This will certainly be a conversation piece and a beautiful home decor piece to place on your end tables or coffee table.  You can easily customize your own books to fit your style and space.

College Altered Books

College Altered Books

When you visit thrift stores or go to yard sales, don’t forget to look for some old books.  Remember the saying “One person’s trash is another crafter’s treasure”?  Just think of all the different ways you can turn those books into something beautiful.  Are you in need of a gift that you want to be very special and different?  Yes, that is right, create a beautiful set of altered books!  They will be a gift will be treasured forever.  Let’s pop on over to Plays Well With Paper so you can see the step-by-step tutorial by Tami.  You will have so much fun creating these and will love the beautiful decor on your table!

No Bake Key Lime Eclair By Dorothy Kern

If there is one thing I cannot resist, it is a lime dessert.  This Key Lime Eclair makes the perfect chilled dessert.  They are not only delicious but very easy to make for any occasion.  This dessert really tastes like an eclair recipe, but without all the work and with all the key lime flavor.  I love to entertain, and life gets busy so I love to make things that are delicious, easy, and impressive.  Finding this recipe will certainly help me out in that department!

No Bake Key Lime Eclair

If you are not in love with lime, then you can totally make this key lime eclair with lemon.  Either way, it will be a big hit at your parties.  You will definitely want to make this recipe more than just once.  Click here and I will escort you over to one of my favorite dessert blogs, Crazy For Crust.  I have to say thank you to Dorothy for always sharing such wonderful dessert recipes.  She makes my life so much easier!  Enjoy!

I hope you take a few minutes to visit these wonderful ladies at their individual blogs.  A big thank you to them for sharing the inspiration for today’s post.  I hope you all have an amazing week and I will see you back next Saturday.  Thank you for stopping by today and sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.







4 thoughts on “Saturdays With LeAnn

  1. carol wenker says:

    Hi Leann, I met you yesterday at the Pomona Expo I was the one with the curly hair, it was nice talking to you and I totally enjoy Saturdays with Leann

    • LeAnn Ostergaard says:

      It was so fun to meet you. I do remember that beautiful curly hair. Thank you for visiting our blog and I love sharing my Saturdays with all of you wonderful ladies! Hope to see you at one of our shows again really soon!

  2. Martha L. McGreevy says:

    inquiring minds want to know (actually husband asked question..) — give or take, how many of us were at the expo this past weekend? Martha

  3. LeAnn Ostergaard says:

    The show numbers in Pomona were around 5,000. It was a great show and so fun to see so many of our wonderful guests! Hope to see you again soon.

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