Thursday, February 28, 2013

Being Published Again!

Today I wanted to share some happy scrappy news!

I am going to have a layout published in the Summer 2013 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!   I feel so honoured as I have also been recently published in the Spring 2013 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, which is going on the newsstands across Canada March 1.

The summer issue will be on newsstands all across Canada on June 1.  Wow!  Thank you Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!  It makes me proud to be Canadian and to share my scrapbooking passion with others.  Check out Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine's website at

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I just wanted to thank each and every one of you that stops by and reads my blog.  Today I have officially counted 30,000 views!  Yes, I enjoy blogging and love to share my creations with everyone.  It is so fun to make friends from all over the world.  With being on four design teams for scrapbooking, it keeps a girl busy but I love it!  Now my goal for the next year is to add more photography, whether it be some photos I have taken on some road trips, flowers that catch my eye, animals and birds and food photography.

I hope you will continue to come back regularly and visit my blog.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Scrap It With A Song "We Belong" By Pat Benatar

Today at Scrap It With A Song it's the Rock Chicks turn to inspire you with the tune "We Belong" by Pat Benatar.

 Yes, this is an oldie but goodie and I know I'm dating myself, but I remember when I was 16 years old and sang this song in a band with some friends.  Oh the memories of hanging out at our local music store where a group of us practiced after hours.  Good times.  Anyways, I digress.  Here is my take on the song "We Belong":

I used the C'est La Vie Collection by Bo Bunny for all the papers and some older flowers from Bo Bunny as well as some lace and letter stickers from Bo Bunny and Echo Park.  I added a flair button from Evalicious  and some pearls from Kaisercraft.  I fussy cut some of the flowers too!

I hope you are inspired to scrapbook a layout with this song.  I chose to use the title of the song for my title, but you can use any lyrics from the song or even the band's name to create your own.  Just have fun with it and there is always something fun going on at Scrap It With A Song so check out what the other Rock Chicks created here and be sure to upload your creation to the link by February 28 for a chance to win this prize courtesy of Shelley!

Thanks for stopping by!

Practical Scrappers Color Combo Layout - Gray, Yellow and Sky Blue

Hello scrappy friends!  Today on Practical Scrappers the design team is working with colour.  The colours are yellow, gray and sky blue.  I LOVE this colour combination.  Here is my layout:

This layout is of my oldest son and my daughter in law.  They have been married for almost five years and this is of one of their many tropical vacations as they love to travel.

I chose some patterned papers and die cut stickers from the Echo Park's Country Drive Collection and the Dots & Stripes Collection.  I also handmade my gray felt flower.  The outside edge of the white cardstock background is stamped with gray, blue and yellow acrylic paints for some added interest.  I then used the same acrylic paints to do a little paint splatters to give more dimension.

Thanks for coming to my blog and if you are wanting even more inspiration, you can check out the Practical Scrapper's design team's take on these colours right here.

Have a great scrappy day!

Sketches In Thyme Sketch #103

Hello scrappy friends!  I hope you are having a good week.

Today at Sketches In Thyme there is a new sketch and both the design teams A and B are taking part in this one.

  Here is my take on this two page layout of my only daughter who just graduated as a nurse.  We are so proud of her!

She's A Nurse!

Left Page

Right Page

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.  I hope you are inspired to try the sketch and play along at Sketches In Thyme.  You can link up your creation and take part for a chance to win the February prize!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Time To Celebrate!

Today is a very special day and it's a time to celebrate.

Today I went to my mailbox and the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Spring 2013 issue has arrived!  This is a big day for me because it's the first time I have had my layouts published in this magazine and I am so excited and so proud to be a Canadian.  Check out pages 46 and 65 to see my layouts.  My son checked the mailbox earlier today as he is pretty proud to be the star in one of my layouts.

Just had to share this milestone in the blogging world!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Chalkboard Craze

Have you noticed that the good old chalkboard is making a comeback in the design world?  I am sure there are a lot of teachers out there that can remember the dusty chalkboard and erasers. Everywhere you look you will see this trend.

I was inspired by Wilna Furstenburg's chalkboard layout, at Two Peas In A Bucket and wanted to try this technique.  I used some Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint

some papers from the Echo Park Country Drive Collection , a white sheet of card stock,  my Silhouette Cameo, some Crayola Chalk, a felt rose that I handmade and came up with this layout

It was so much fun!  I can't wait to try this chalkboard paint on some other surfaces and make a menu for my kitchen.

Did you know that on my Two Peas In A Bucket Gallery my name is scrapperleeanne and I have almost 700 projects there since I began to post them in 2006?  It is a great website and it inspires me daily. You can check out my Two Peas Gallery here and email me here.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Practical Scrappers February Sketch

Today at Practical Scrappers it is sketch day for February.  A few ladies on the the team joined in and created a layout for this fabulous sketch by Liz Chidester:

Practical Scrappers February 2013 Sketch
and because Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I thought it would be a good time to get all romantic.

This is of my hubby and I last May.  My twelve year old son took this photo.  I think he did a great job of photographing my husband and I.

For this layout, I used the Bo Bunny's Love Letters Collection for the patterned papers and die cuts.  I just love the vintage, nostalgic feel to this collection.  I also used some stamps for the background and cut out the hearts with my Silhouette Cameo and also added some softness with some lace and pearls.

Here you will see what my fellow teammates did with the sketch here at Practical Scrappers.

I hope you are inspired to create a layout from the sketch.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #331

Wow!  Can you believe it's Monday again?  Here's the Scrapbook Challenges sketch reveal for this week.  First we have the awesome sketch designed by Chanell Rigterink:

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #331

and here was my take for the sketch this week:

I have a love affair with Bo Bunny's Love Letters collection.  This is my third layout with these papers and die cuts.  There is also some paint splatters, stamping, and a stencil on my layout.

Check out what the crew at Scrapbook Challenges created here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope you are inspired with the sketch.

Friday, February 8, 2013

My Art Journal For February

Today I wanted to share what I'm up to with my art journaling.

Lynn Thune, a very talented shabby chic artist, and sweet lady,  is teaching a great art journal class.  Lynn had a brilliant idea to take the book "Happier At Home" by Gretchen Rubin, who is also the author of the bestseller "The Happiness Project", and create an art journal.  Every month we read a chapter and then use the book to art journal.  In a year's time, I will have a fabulous art journal with lots of techniques.

This is my page for February.  

February Pages
Left Page
Right Page

I tend to be a bit of a hermit in the winter and it is so nice to gather with a great group of ladies each month and just socialize and create.

If you would like to see the January page, you can see it here.

My cat likes it when I art journal, so one of these days, you may see a lot of paw prints on my pages LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sketches In Thyme Sketch #101

Today at Sketches In Thyme we have a great sketch for you to play with.

Sketches In Thyme Sketch #101

and here was my take on this three photo sketch

I had a lot of fun with this sketch of my son and his new iPod Touch that he got for Christmas.

I used the versatile "Little Sport" Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  I love this collection and although we aren't an athletic family, I still liked all the chevrons and other designs in it and tried to make some of the sportsy embellishments work with this layout such as the little flags and stars.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the sketch and create your own masterpiece.  If you go over to the Sketches In Thyme website here, you can see what the other ladies created with the sketch and also join in and add your layout for February and play along.

Have a wonderful day!

Scrap It With A Song - "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

Today the Rock Chicks are scrapping to the tune of "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson and it is a perfect song for Valentine's Day that is coming up in a week.

A Moment Like This
 by Kelly Clarkson

I created a layout of my daughter and her grandpa.  These two are so funny when they are together. 

I was inspired by a layout of Lisa Dickinson's over at Two Peas In A Bucket.  Lisa suggested a new starburst punch by Jenni Bowlin, but since I  don't have a starburst punch, I created lots of starbursts with my Silhouette Cameo. 

 I layered some and others I put vellum over them to give it  some softness.  I also spritzed the background with some mists and machine stitched around the cut border and through the sunbursts.   The patterned papers are from Echo Park's Be Mine Collection.


I love starbursts and vellum and it was fun to create.  I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog.  It's a new month and you can take part in the fun and upload your layout to Scrap It With A Song.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Practical Scrappers Ten Things - Hearts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the challenge today is to use a heart punch in different ways.  I don't have a heart punch so I got my trusted Silhouette Cameo ready and created a heart stencil.  I then used my distress inks and mists and created the background on the white card stock.

I also stamped on some of the cut out hearts, placed some feathers and twine and did a little machine stitching.

I used the Devoted Collection from Carta Bella.  I love grey, pink and aqua together.  It is a refreshing change from the typical colours that are usually associated with Valentine's Day.

Come see what my Practical Scrappers Ten Things teammates came up with using a heart punch here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will look at heart punches in a totally new way.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #330

Happy Monday.  I know it's Monday but one thing that will make your Monday a little better is a new sketch to get your creativity kickstarted.

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #330

Don't you just love those tags?

For my layout I chose the Graphic 45 "Birdsong" Collection as I thought it was perfect to the capture the feel of the Japanese Garden at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada last summer.  I loved it there.  It was so perfect and calming.  My husband loved it there too.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the pagodas, the tree, the fan and the word "harmony" in Japanese.  I then heat embossed them all to give them some more colour and dimension.

Japanese Garden
Come see what the entire Sketch Crew created with the sketch at Scrapbook Challenges.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I really appreciate it and always love to hear from you so don't be afraid to comment.  Yes I know, those darn codes that you have to put in to write a comment, but I have disabled that so you can just leave a comment without all that.  It's so nice to hear from you. Happy Monday and I hope I helped you to get scrappy.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop February 1-3, 2013

So glad you could join us at Scrapbook Challenges for our first blog hop of 2013!  We have lots of fun in store for you this weekend.

You should have arrived on my blog from Mandi's blog but if you got lost along the way, you can start back here at the Scrapbook Challenges blog.

Today I wanted to share with you the Scrapbook Challenges exclusive sketch for this hop:

and here was my layout based on the sketch:

There Are Many Paths But Only One Journey

But wait... that's not all, there are many fabulous prizes to be won such as these prizes:


Hop On Prize - This is for one person who complete a layout a based on the sketch and links up in the hop on area of the forum. 

New Member Prize - Given to one randomly selected new member who joins the site over the course of the weekend. 

Instagram Tag & Win - A small prize given out to one follower and an additional IG user they tag. 

I would love if you would follow my blog as I love blogging and like to share my creations.

You have until Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST to complete the sketch to be eligible for the draw of the Hop On prize.  Thanks for stopping  by my blog.  Your next stop along the way is the very talented Nanette.

Happy hopping!