Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Published In the July 2015 issue of Scrapn'Art Magazine


Hello friends! Today is Canada Day and I am back from a 5 day scrapbooking retreat but wanted to let you know that today the July 2015 issue of Scrap n' Art Online Magazine is revealed and I am honored to be published in this issue.  This magazine is viewed by subscription only.  If you would like to subscribe, go here.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!


Selfie Layout

Hello friends! Today I am up on the Just Nick Digital Cut Files Blog with a "selfie" layout.  I must admit I don't scrapbook layouts of myself very often because frankly they make me feel a bit awkward but after reading an article where the mother/scrapbooker/picture taker is usually excluded in scrapbooks,  I am making an effort to scrapbook myself so I have something to pass down to my children.


For my layout,  I cut the Just Nick Criss Cross Background 1 cut file on a  12X12 piece of white cardstock and then inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, and Squeezed Lemonade.


I also cut my title from the Capture This Cut File word "selphie) on my Cameo on some Echo Park Simple Life Collection papers.  The photos are also matted with this collection.


I added a ribbon bow, some crochet flowers, enamel dots, sequins, paint splatters, hand stitching and machine stitching.





I hope you are inspired to ink up your cut files to create a unique background and try some hand stitching.  Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out these cut files and many more in the Just Nick Store.


Supply List

Cardstock - American Crafts
Crochet Flowers - Bella Blvd.
Digital Cut Files - Just Nick Digital Cut Files - Criss Cross Background 1 and Capture This
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz (Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade)
Electronic Diecut Machine - Silhouette Cameo
Embroidery Floss - DMC 223, 993, 3822
Enamel Dots - Theresa Collins
Flair Button - A Flair For Buttons
Machine Stitching
Mist - Heidi Swapp Colorshine  - Black Velvet
Patterned Paper - Echo Park Simple Life Collection
Ribbon - American Crafts
Sequins - Fancy Pants Designs






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 http://livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com/
Wendy Bergeron Coffman http://stampingrules.com
Lee-Anne Thornton http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.com   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 justnick.myshopify.com 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 
at http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/current-issue

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!