Friday, June 26, 2015

June 2015 Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hello friends! I am so happy you are here participating in the June Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop where we are using our stash.  You should have arrived here from Wendy 's blog but if not, here is a list of names in the correct order participating in the blog hop:

Jennifer Stella Haggerty
Wendy Bergeron Coffman
Lee-Anne Thornton   You are here

Updated Saturday, June 27, 2015 I have had to remove my layout from my blog as it has been picked up for publication! Scrap n Art Magazine will be publishing this in the July issue which will be available July 1.

Today I am sharing somewhat of a mixed media layout.  My background was created on some white card stock with the help of Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade then I added some splatters of Heidi Swapp Colorshine Mists in Black Velvet and Teal.

I added several embellishments from my stash such as stickers, buttons, wood veneer birdies, flair, brads, bakers twine and a crochet flower.  The patterned paper, stickers and alpha stickers are from Echo Park's Simple Life Collection.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  You are at the end of the hop.  I hope you are inspired by all the projects.  Thanks for hopping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Just Nick Digital Cut Files Is Now On Instagram!

Hello followers! I hope you are enjoying your first few days of summer.  Today I just wanted to let you know that Just Nick Digital Cut Files now has an Instagram Account.  It's:

Be sure and follow along and tag #justnickstudio with all your projects using the Just Nick Digital Cut Files.  We would love to see them!

Every week there are new designs added to the store at and they are a quick download - no shipping required! 

Just Nick Digital Cut Files come in SVG, PNG and DXF format

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful, creative day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Celebrate Summer

Hello friends and followers! Just thought I'd share a summer layout today using some Hello Summer Flair from A Flair For Buttons.

These pretty coloured patterned papers are from the Fancy Pants Designs Summer Sun Collection.  I used some papers from a 6X6 paper pad and also some 12X12 sheets cut down.  The small prints don't look as overpowering on the layout.

I am digging these wood veneers from Lawn Fawn and the epoxy hearts from Pinkfresh Studios. 

 A layout isn't complete without some sequins, stamping and machine stitching, but also I added some hand stitched x's with DMC embroidery floss to look like a quilt.  

 I also used a digital cut file from Just Nick Digital Cut Files called Summer Words and colored the bottom layer word "summer" with a Gelato and topped it with a white card stock word "summer". 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the cool flair buttons in the A Flair For Buttons Shop.

Flair Used On My Layout

Friday, June 19, 2015

Anchors Away Layout In Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2015 Magazine!

Hello friends!  Happy Friday! It's a good day here today. My son has finished his last final exam for grade ten so school is officially out for summer! I remember that wonderful feeling well.

Today I wanted to share my layout that was published in the Summer 2015 issue of Scrapbook And Cards Today Magazine.

Anchors Away Layout - by Lee-Anne Thornton (photo courtesy of Allison Orthner)

On my birthday three years ago, my husband gave me a wonderful gift…a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands on the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride Of America.  This wasn't just any cruise, it was Crop And Cruise 2012, a scrapbooking and photography cruise with at least 80 Canadian women and American women and did we have lots of laughs and fun let me tell you.  I have never been on a cruise before and never been to Hawaii so it was amazing!  We docked in several ports and saw Maui, Kauai, The Big Island Of Hawaii,  and Oahu (Honolulu).

My layout was created with the Ahoy There Collection of papers and stickers, the die cut title and nautical wheel were cut with my Sihouette Cameo from designs that are available in the Silhouette Online Store.  The background stamp and and flair buttons are from Creative Embellishments.

I can't tell you how honored I am to be published in this magazine among such talented designers.  It really is a dream come true for me.  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Be sure and check out the new summer issue of Scrapbook And Cards Today here.  My layout is on page 64.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend and don't forget to make time for something you love!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2015 Issue Released Tomorrow!

Hello friends! Tomorrow is the day that the new Summer 2015 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is released and will be available for download or to pick up a printed copy at many scrapbook stores.  Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine is read in 120 countries worldwide and I am over the moon excited to be a part of it!

Check it out tomorrow, Friday, June 19 at 10:00 AM EST 

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Just Married Captured Layout

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday! I am happy to share another layout that I created with the Just Nick Fancy Floral Digital Cut File and the word "capture" from the Capture This Digital Cut Files set.  This wedding layout is of my daughter's wedding day.

I cut the Fancy Floral Cut File with my Silhouette Cameo on some paper from the Fancy Pant's Designs Flutter Collection and also the word "captured" on gold foil paper by Fancy Pants.  

I hand stitched inside every petal in several coordinating colors of embroidery floss and also about 1/4 inch from the outside edge of the background paper with several colors.

The title is popped up with some dimensional squares on every other letter.  I added some sequins and flair buttons too.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  You can find the Fancy Floral Digital Cut File and the Capture This Digital Cut File set in the Just Nick Store here.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used On This Layout

Buttons - Fancy Pants Designs
Diecuts - Fancy Pants Designs
Embroidery Floss - DMC
Flair Buttons - Fancy Pants Designs
Patterned Paper - Fancy Pants Designs Flutter Collection
Sequins - Fancy Pants Designs

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Wedding Card

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a good day. Today I wanted to share a quick wedding card I made using my Silhouette Cameo.  The design is created by artist Daniela Angelova and is available for puchase in the Silhouette Online Store.  It is Design ID #67329.

Today, my family will be attending a dinner for my sister in law's marriage. My brother passed away 8 years ago and my sister in law is getting married again to a really great guy.  I know my brother would have been happy to see her find love and happiness again and not be alone as he was only 38 and they had a son 2 and a daughter 4 when he passed.  Ivan has been very good to my sister in law and my niece and nephew and I wish them nothing but happiness.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you do something you love!

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Great Outdoors Layout

Hello friends. Today I am sharing an outdoor layout of my daughter and son in law ATVing.

For my layout I used two different sets of flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons, some papers, chipboard embellishments and stickers from the Bella Blvd. Campout Collection and some mists from October Afternoon.  To create my background on the white card stock, I used some cellophane packaging and sprayed a little mist onto it and then "stamped" it onto the card stock.  

I added some hand stitching below the clouds to give it more texture.

I also added some machine stitching around the patterned papers 

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  The flair buttons on this layout and hundreds more can be purchased at the A Flair For Buttons Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Flair Used On This Layout

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You Had Me At Meow Layout

Hello friends! Today I'm up on the A Flair For Buttons Blog sharing a layout I created of my cat Sheldon.

Simple Stories has these cute Cat Sn@p! 3X4 Cards and Cat Sn@p Insta Squares & Pieces that have been sitting in my stash and although I didn't buy any patterned paper to use for these, I thought I would create my own by painting with paint dabbers in four bright colors to coordinate with these.

I then began layering papers and die cuts and popping up the photos and some of the die cuts with dimensional squares.

I added three flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons Got Cat Flair to my layout.  I love using flair on my layouts and couldn't wait to play with these.

 I also added some sequins and enamel dots and hand stitched some x's randomly on the page.  I am really loving these colors lately and have been doing a lot of hand stitching on my pages these days since I have a huge bag full of DMC embroidery floss from my old cross stitching days.

I also added some label stickers and mini alpha stickers to add words to my page.

Here are the flair buttons that I used on my layout.  Aren't they cute?

Got Cat Flair by A Flair For Buttons

I was also inspired by the June Sketch over at Paper Issues.

Be sure and check out The Get Cat Flair and hundreds more amazing and fun flair buttons in the 

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Flowers Make Me Smile

Hello friends! Happy Sunday! Today I had my morning coffee out on my front porch and decided to take out my camera, you know the one besides the iPhone.  I must say I have become lazy in the past year and don't use my DSLR camera nearly enough.  I decided to practice some macro photography since I have a macro lens (Canon 100mm F2/8L IS USM) which I don't use very often.  These are beginner photos.  Macro photography is a different world altogether and I would like to improve my macro photography skills so to improve it's practice, practice and more practice.

Here are some of the photos of my front yard flowers that I captured today.

I love color and I love Spring. My favorite season of the year.

Thanks for visiting my blog and now I'm off to my studio to scrapbook some of these photos.  Have a lovely day!