Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Love Affair With Fancy Pants

Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share a layout I created with the As You Wish Collection by Fancy Pants.  I am loving all the bright colors mixed with some vintage papers.  I love their ephemera packs too. I am not going to lie, I love Fancy Pants!

For the herringbone paper, I fussy cut it all apart and then assembled it back together and machine stitched it in place and rotated it to look like arrows.

Right now I am doing a lot of soul searching and thought a layout on where I am right now was in order.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Supreme Scrap Tournament 2015

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I wanted to share a monogram that I created to register for the Supreme Scrap Tournament 2015.

I created this with some papers from Susan K. Weckesser's Live In Color Collection as well as some flowers, pearls and embellishments from Prima.

The Supreme Scrap Tournament is a worldwide creative tournament for scrapbook artists and cardmakers from around the world.  I wanted to participate in the 2014 tournament, but had too much on my plate so I want to make sure to join the 2015 tournament.  It pushes creativity to a new level and helps an artist grow and I'm always up to meeting new friends from all over the world.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scrap Lifting Challenge

Hello scrappy friends!  I hope you have a wonderful Easter!  Today I wanted to share a layout I created for The Scrap Lifting Challenge.  I have always been a fan of Christin Gronslett's style and thought I would play along with the challenge and scrap lift her layout.

I chose these photos of my cat Sheldon who is quite the character.  The middle photo I captured in "mid yawn" and I thought it looked like he was laughing.  I used papers from the new collection Be Different by Fancy Pants Designs.   

Here are some more closeups of my layout

Thanks for stopping in and have a great Easter!


Acrylic Stamps - Kaisercraft
Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Hearts - Studio Calico
Diecut - Silhouette America
Distress Paints - Tim Holtz
Enamel Dots - My Mind's Eye
Mists - Heidi Swapp
Patterned Papers - Fancy Pants Designs "Be Different" Collection
Roller Stamp - Glitz Design
Wood Embellishments - Studio Calico

Canadian Scrapbooker April Sketchy Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a layout I created for the April Sketchy Challenge at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  Since tomorrow is Easter Sunday, I thought I would create a layout with these cuties.

Here is the lovely sketch that Sue Sykes designed for the challenge:

I hope you enjoyed your visit and are inspired to try the sketch and upload it to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine's April Sketchy Challenge. You don't have to be Canadian to participate in this challenge. Have a creative day!


Acrylic Paint - Ranger
Adhesive - 3L and Beacon
Cardstock - American Crafts
Diecuts - Silhouette America
Letter Stickers - Teresa Collins
Metal Embellishment - Maya Road
Patterned Papers - Springtime Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Sprays - Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists
Stickers - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Wood Embellishments - Studio Calico
Machine Stitching

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Studio Featured At Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!

Today on the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Blog, my studio is being featured.  Check it all out here!

WHERE YOU CREATE with Lee-Anne Thornton

Here are some random photos of my studio.  It still is a work in progress and I have another room in the basement that I am continuously adding to my new room.    

 My distress inks are all tucked away in some Ikea drawers that are on wheels that I have tucked underneath my table.

 My Silhouette Cameo is used so much that I have it placed beside my table with drawers to keep the mats, extra die cuts and card stock stored away.

 The cubes are all grey and there are two sets of Expedit from Ikea.  I can add fabric boxes as needed.  I also bought some black canvas boxes from the dollar store to store my embellishments.

 Raskog Carts from Ikea come in the colours grey and aqua.  I love them! One stores my ribbon for making Christmas Crafts and the other is for all my paints, mists, brushes and mixed media supplies.  I love that they roll to the table so I have access to them.

 This photo was my studio at Christmas.  I had a little pink Christmas tree on the Expedit and some star lights to give it a festive look.

 My studio isn't complete without my cat Sheldon hanging out with me.  He wants to know that I love him more than my scrapbooking.  He usually sleeps on a blanket at my feet.

 I have some shelves up and add my projects that I have just worked on recently

Thanks to my wonderful hubby for such a wonderful birthday gift.  He bought all the furniture from Ikea and assembled it himself and we are still married. Hahahaha.  It is a work in progress and I am yet to finish organizing it.  I still have the papers to organize in the closet and put my art on the walls.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches - April Sketch

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I am excited to share my first layout as a design team member at My Creative Sketches.

This layout was so fun to create of this little cutie pie who just turned two.  I used the April Creative Kit, from My Creative Scrapbook, for whom I guest designed for March and April.  This is from the April Creative Kit.  I love the bright, happy colours to this kit. 

Here is the April Sketch, which was designed by the talented Liz Chidester. I rotated the sketch.

Here is the prize you can win.  You have until May 14 at midnight (USA EST) to upload your layout to My Creative Sketches.  We are the sketch site for My Creative Scrapbook which has many wonderful kits to suit your personal style.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15 Sketch At Stuck?! Sketches

Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today there is another sketch and design team reveal at Stuck?! Sketches and I created a layout on my niece who is an avid horse lover and enjoys English and Western riding as well as barrel racing and jumping.  My brother, who passed away when she was two, would have been proud of his daughter.  She really looks like him when he was a child and they both share the daredevil and fearless personality. Hahaha.

For this layout I used the Giddy Up Girl Collection from Carta Bella, which is perfect for any girl that loves horses.  I cut the accordion flower with my Silhouette Cameo and also a border and then laced it with some ribbon as well as used a texture stamp and some wood stars for interest.

Here is the sketch that is designed by owner and designer Laura Whitaker.  She really has a talent for designing amazing sketches.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create with this sketch and link up for a chance at an amazing prize.  All the details and the entire design team reveal is here.

Have a creative day!