Sep 19, 2014

Peachy Keen Challenge 14-13!


Hello! I was scrolling through FaceBook today and ran across the Peachy Keen Challenge for this month! There's a photo inspiration and a sketch to go by. I choice the sketch for my card :) 

The clown is a svg file from the Silhouette Store. I've used him before but not since I got my hands on the adorable PK-1400 Clowning Around face assortment set! These faces are just to darn cute and crack me up! I added some liquid glass to his glasses. The banner is from MCT's Vintage Stitched label die set. Both circles are also dies from the Bunch of Fun Circle die set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from PK-123 Darren and Laura Lee stamp set. The word "enjoy" is from PKSC-25 January 2014


I've missed getting to play in the Peachy Keen challenges! If you haven't checked out their challenge for this month be sure to check this one out and get your entry in! Thanks for looking and have a AWESOME weekend!
Hugs, Leanne


Sep 18, 2014

MCT Thrifty Thursday!


Hey ya'll! Happy Thursday and welcome to my little ole Blog! Today is Thrifty Thursday over at My Creative! Today we are to use or scraps or left overs and turn them into projects :) 

I've been wanting some stencils for a while and I finally got my hands on some! I don't have any mist or sprays so I've just been having fun sponging using Tim Holtz distress ink :) The dot stencil is by Tim Holtz and the hearts & stars is a Heidi Swapp stencil. The word "Happy" is my left over on my card. I just LOVE this word die and actually have several still cut out in several different colors just waiting to be used! It and the word "birthday" are both from the Happy Thoughts stamp & die set. I added liquid glass to the stars and also to the word "Happy". This is soooo different from what I normally make or should I say way out of my comfort zone!  I have to admit, I sure did have fun just getting all inky lol! 


 I'm still getting ready for our sneak peek next week! I'm in LOVE with this next release! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a AWESOME day!
Hugs, Leanne


Sep 16, 2014

MCT Tag it Tuesday!


Good morning and Happy Tuesday! Today is Tag it Tuesday over at My Creative Time :) We were given this photo to use as our inspiration...


I used the colors (as I see them on my computer) yellow, gray, & black as my inspiration. For my tags, I used the Tag Dies & Tag Die Layers. I also used the Stitched Postage Frame die and stamped it with the Grainy Wood Background stamp. The cute little bear is from the Beary Special Thoughts stamp set and I colored him with my copic markers. I then used my StarDust Jelly Roll pen and colored over the copic markers. He's really sparkly in real life just not sure if you can tell it in the photo or not! The balloons are from the die set, Stitched Party. For the strings to my balloons, I used the shortest stem in the Build A Pretty Flower stamp set. The sentiment is from the set, Many Greetings. I also used the little round tab from the Stitched Round Tag, Arrow, & Tag die set. I used some twine from my stash and then tied a bow using hemp. 

I got happy mail in da house today woop! woop!! I will be working on sneak peeks for Emma's next release! You're going to Fall in LOVE with this next release! :)




Sep 10, 2014

Just wanted to say Hi...


Hello peeps! I just wanted to pop in for fun and share a quick card I made the other day! I wanted to post it then but I just haven't had time :( The last few days have been really busy around here!

I ran into Hobby Lobby last week and of course you can NEVER leave empty handed :) I found this stamp by Penny Black that was screaming my name!! Needless to say, it found it's way into my buggy and now it has a forever home with me! It's called Winter's Ledge. I stamped it onto white cardstock and then trimmed it down. I used some ink to make my sky and also for my grass. The fence and the cute puppy are from My Creative Time's, Loyal Friends. I just love this cute little puppy and how you can stamp his spots on! I used a sentiment from My Creative Time's, Fun Variety on the Inside and Out.


Thanks for stopping by! I would say have a great day but it's already late and almost bed time for me so I guess I will wish you all sweet crafty dreams! 
Hugs, Leanne

Sep 8, 2014

MCT Made In Minutes Monday


Happy Happy HAPPY Monday!!! Okay, maybe just a little to perky for a Monday morning huh?! I like this Monday morning and you wanna know why?  It's MCT Made in Minutes Monday that's why!! 

I have a really quick, easy, and super fun card to share with you today! I started out by making a mask using one of the circles from the die set, Bunch of Fun Circle dies. I placed the mask over my card front and taped it down so it wouldn't move. Using a sponge dauber, I sponged my ink to create my moon. I removed the mask and stamped the bats from the Fright Night stamp set. I used the Birthday Buddies stamp set for the owl and branch and paper pieced those. The sentiment is also from the Fright Night set. Here is a peek at it from the side....


Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!
Hugs, Leanne


Sep 6, 2014

Life is a Journey


Hello my crafty peeps! I'm back in my sponging mood! Not only that my tree stamps have been calling my name too :) I don't know why I have such a obsession with tree stamps! If I were rich I think I would own every tree stamp out there hee hee! 

I just love playing with my inks too! For this card, I've used my Tim Holtz distress inks except for the black I stamped my sentiment with. The black is CTMH exclusive ink :) I started by making a mask and placing it in the center. I sponged my sky and before removing the mask I added some black to make it look like mountains in the distance. I then made two more mask. One right at the sky so I wouldn't sponge into it and then another smaller one to make my road. I used two of my CTMH stamp sets, Always Grateful and Life is a Journey. I'm not sure who the truck stamp is by. I found it at a flea market and got it super dirt cheap! I colored it with my copic markers and fussy cut it out. After I glued it down, I added liquid glass over the whole image.


My husband has a 69 Chevy step side that he is in the process of redoing so I had him in mind when I was making this card :) We go to a car show just about every weekend and just like I breathe, eat, sleep crafting he's the same with old antique vehicles! Our anniversary is in January (if I can hold out that long on giving it to him!) and this just may be his anniversary card from me. Our life sure has been a journey! We have definitely had our ups and downs but so thankful we have stayed on the right path all these years! Thanks for stopping by :) Hugs, Leanne

I'm adding this card into STAMPlorations Septemember challenge. This month is to use stamps and markers:) 


Sep 2, 2014

MCT Tag it Tuesday!


Good morning! Today is Tag it Tuesday at My Creative Time! We were given this photo to use as our inspiration....

Your probably thinking how did she come up with this tag using those colors!!! Well, I'm now thinking and wondering the same thing! Boy did I get this one ALL wrong!! I thought the orange was red? I used blue but probably not the right shade and the green and yellow are close but not exactly right either :( I was using the colors as my inspiration (not the water cans) but now looking at my tag next to the inspiration photo I must have sniffed to much Zip Dry!!! It's to late now!! All I can say is SORRY!!! To really top it off, I'm not happy with my tag either sniff, sniff! 

I made this tag for my youngest grandson, Karsyn. He loves cats! I found the cat and stocking file in the Silhouette store and thought he would like it. I used the Tag Dies and the Tag Die Layers to make my tag. The little presents are from the set, All Around Holidays stamp & die set. I used PK-138 Tear Kitty Face parts for the cats face. I also used the Alpha Pack Stamp set to personalize the stocking with Karsyn's name. The sentiment is from the All Around Christmas stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll have something better to share with you soon!! Have a GREAT day!
Hugs, Leanne




Aug 29, 2014

MCT 35th Edition Release Blog Hop!


***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 

Hello peeps!! Welcome to our Blog Hop! You should be arriving here from Micia's Blog :) Isn't this release the BEST?!! I'm so glad today is Friday and you now can see for yourself how awesome it is!! I have a feeling this one is going to sell out FAST so get your orders in QUICK!

I used lots of Emma's goodies on my card for today :) It was so fun to make! I started by stamping a background from the Build A Scripty & Watercolor background set. I just love using this background for a sky! I then cut a piece of card stock for my sand and tore the edges up at the top. I used the Make A Splash die for my waves (I cut it three times). Isn't this little insta cam die ADORABLE!!! I absolutely LOVE it! It's from today's release, Picture Perfect. I found the little crab in the silhouette store and cut him out twice in two different sizes. The little sand mounds are from another file from the silhouette store. When I finished the card, it donged on me I could have used the cloud dies in the Fly Away With Me die set :( They would have worked for this too darn it!! Anyhoo, I used the word die, oh snap for the top part of my sentiment (it's included with the Picture Perfect set). For the second part of my sentiment, I used Just A Little Note To Say stamp set. I've added liquid glass to the crabs eyes and also to the lens part of the insta cam. I forgot to mention, I did use some pop dots for the top part of my insta cam. You can tell more from this picture that it's raised up some....


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a AWESOME crafty weekend!!
Hugs, Leanne

Your next stop is.....Teri Beri

Here's the complete Blog Hop line up...


***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW! Use the code: AUGUST2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! 
Sale ends on September 5th @ 11:59pm PST! 

"FREEBIE STAMP"



UPDATE!!!
Just checking in to let you all know that the 150 + 1 shoppers came through already! If you have invoices that range from #12870 - #13021 then you WILL be getting this stamp in your pkg FOR FREE! ;) For this of you who missed out on this, it is available for purchase HERE! :) 
THANK YOU! 

Since the last release was such a success, Emma wanted to show her appreciation by giving away this FUN new Good Friends stamp to the FIRST 100 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this stamp will go to the FIRST 100 shoppers for FREE! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 100 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 100th shopper, no worries because this stamp will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 100? 
AFTER the 100 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 


I've just stumbled upon a challenge over at STAMPlorations that I want to enter my card into! The challenge is to use stamps and die cuts! This is my all time favorite thing to do so keep your fingers crossed for me hee hee! The challenge ends tonight so quick get your entry in too :)


Aug 28, 2014

MCT 35th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day Four!


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!;)

Good morning and welcome back to our last day of sneak peeks! Isn't this release AWESOME!!! I can't wait till you get to see it all tomorrow! Today we have another treat for you! I'm super duper excited about this one! If you own the Tag Dies I'm sure your going to be too :) Today's sneak is the layers that coordinate with the Tag Dies!!

I wanted to get a jump start on my Christmas tags (it will be here before we know it ACK!!!) Every year I wait to the last minute to do tags so hopefully if I start now that will be one less thing to stress over! For my tag, I started out by cutting a tag from the Tag Dies (that will now be the back tag that layers underneath). I cut that tag out of kraft card stock and the "new" tag I cut out of white card stock. The script I stamped is from the set Build A Scripty & Watercolor Background set. The cardinal is from the Silhouette store and I've added some chunky glitter underneath him. I also added a small pearl for his eye. I used the Stitched Postage Frame die to frame him. The sentiment is from the set, From Our Family To Yours.

Thank you ALL so much for stopping by this week and leaving me such SWEET comments! You ALL are the BEST!!! I'll be back tomorrow for our release hop! I'm so excited for you to see tomorrow's card! I think it turned out to be my favorite for the week!! Have a AWESOME day!
Hugs, Leanne


Aug 27, 2014

MCT 35th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day Three!


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!;)

Good morning!! Welcome to our third day of sneak peeks! Today we will be showing you two more sets that will be available on Friday :) The first one is the bottom layer that coordinates with the Stitched Camera die. The second set is called Picture Perfect and your going to fall in love with this set too!!

I used both of the new sets on my card for today! I absolutely LOVE that Emma made a bottom layer for the camera die!! Isn't it cute!! I used one of the paint splatters from yesterday's peek, Family is Everything. I wanted it to represent a camera flash. The top sentiment is from the sneak peek for today, Picture Perfect. I paired it with a older set, Wow So Many Candles (bottom sentiment). There's one more sneak I used on my card! This sneak peek will be released next month and all I can say is be sure to set money aside, work extra hours, sell the kids toys, WHAT EVER it takes you will want it bahahaha!! 


Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back tomorrow for our last day of sneak peeks!! 
Hugs, Leanne

I've just stumbled upon a challenge over at STAMPlorations that I want to enter my card into! The challenge is to use stamps and die cuts! This is my all time favorite thing to do so keep your fingers crossed for me hee hee! The challenge ends tonight so quick get your entry in too :)

Aug 26, 2014

MCT 35th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day Two!


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word! :)

Good morning and welcome back to My Creative Time's sneak peek week! For day two, hold on to your socks peeps today's set we are featuring just might knock your socks off!! The name of the set is Family is Everything and it includes stamps and dies woot woot!!!

I had so much fun making my card! I think I've fell in love with my Tim Holtz distress inks all over again! I used a background stamp from Peachy Keen called, Piles of Smiles and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then sponged on four different distress inks.....Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Barn Door, and Mustard Seed. I used one of the circle dies from the die set, Bunch of Fun Circles on the front panel of my card (love how it leaves the stitching around it!) I then cut a second piece of white card stock (the same size) and attached the two together. The larger word Smile is from the set, Happy Thoughts. I used the Alpha Pack Stamp set for the word "it" The rest of the sentiment is from this new set, Family is Everything :) This new set also includes some paint splatters! I used one and stamped around the sentiment :) Here is another look at it from the side.....


I love how easy it is to combine new sets and older sets together! That's just "one" of the reason's I love Emma's stamps and dies so much! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here again tomorrow with day three sneaks! Have a AWESOME day! Hugs, Leanne

Aug 25, 2014

MCT 35th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day One!


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word! :)

Good morning!! Today starts our sneak peek week using My Creative Time's 35th edition release!! Wow! Can you believe it 35 and they just keep getting better and better!!! Today we will be showcasing a super cute stamp set that coordinates with the Embossed Gift Card Holder die called Fun Vertical Greetings!

For my gift card holder, I decided to use the vertical saying Happy B-Day! I found this cute clown head in the silhouette store. It was part of a box file but I only wanted to use the face for now :) I used a face from PK-1400 Clowning Around face assortment set. Those faces just crack me up! I fussy cut the glasses out and added liquid glass to them and his eyes. I also added some stickles to his hat. I used the Medium Stitched Scallop Bow for his bow tie. I also added two small little gems for buttons. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you back here tomorrow for day two sneaks!!
Hugs, Leanne

Aug 20, 2014

MCT's Inspiration Wednesday!


Good morning peeps! I hope you are having a great week! Today is Inspiration Wednesday over at My Creative Time! If your not familiar with this, this is where Emma and the design team make a project from something that inspired us! Your inspiration can come from anywhere!

I took my inspiration from this card HERE! I thought her card was adorable and I wanted to recreate it using the cutie pa-tootie doggy from the Loyal Friends stamp & die set! I just LOVE these little doggy dies! I used the scribble mark from the You Are Fabulous set for my ground. The leaves are from a punch. The sentiment, Leaf it to me is from the Piles of Smiles stamp set. I paired it with a sentiment from, Wow So Many Candles stamp set. I used the Stitched Oval die to stamp the second sentiment on. 


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a AWESOME day! 
Hugs, Leanne

I've just stumbled upon a challenge over atSTAMPlorations that I want to enter my card into! The challenge is to use stamps and die cuts! This is my all time favorite thing to do so keep your fingers crossed for me hee hee! The challenge ends tonight so quick get your entry in too :)

Aug 19, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps2 Day Nine!


I'm back to share another card I made for the Stretch Your Stamps2 card class I'm taking :) This is the last one for today :) Day 9 & 10 are working with floral builder stamps!

I absolutely LOVED Dawn Woleslagle's card she made! I guess I should back up! I loved all the cards for today's class! They were all so stunning! Dawn's card really caught my eye and I really wanted to try out her technique she shared. Her technique was called sketched outlines and let me just say I stink at it!!! I'm just way to OCD so I wasn't able to just let loose like she did!! BUT.....I didn't give up lol! I used MCT's, Build A Pretty Flower stamp set. I cut around my image just to change it up a bit. I then used a circle from MCT's, Bunch of Fun Circle die set to add my sentiments on. The die cut word Happy and the birthday sentiment are from MCT's, Happy Thought set.


I still like days, 10, 11, Bonus Day, and I skipped day 4! I was hoping to have a project made for each day.  I wanted to have a card made for each day and have them in the gallery before it's closed on Thursday. I'm just running out of time ACK!!! I hope you have enjoyed what I've made so far :) I have a few that I was not completely satisfied with but that's okay they were fun making them :) Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow for MCT's Inspiration Wednesday! 
Hugs, Leanne


Stretch Your Stamps2 Day Eight!


Hello! Here again to share my home work for day eight of the Stretch Your Stamps 2 card class :) Day 8 is still working with graphic stamps. 

Taheerah shared a card she made using rain drops to form hearts. Since I really don't own any graphic stamps I just recreated using a heart from MCT's Postcard Add-Ons set. I stamped the hearts using Tim Holtz distress inks and water :) The die cut sentiment Smile and the sentiment below it are both from MCT's, Happy Thoughts set. This was such a fun card to make and I like how it came out!


Thanks for looking! Hugs, Leanne


Stretch Your Stamps2 Day 7!


Here is day seven's home work from the Stretch Your Stamps2 card class. Day 7 & 8 are using graphic stamp sets. I don't own any of the kind they were using for their samples so I just had to make do lol!

One of the techniques was the kissing technique! I love it! I'll have to remember this one for sure! The leaf is from Peachy Keen stamp kit September 2012 not sure if it's still available or not. I used MCT's Grainy Wood Background stamp for the kissing technique on my leafs and also for my background. The Hello is from MCT's Piles of Smiles stamp set (masked off the fall).


Thanks for looking! Hugs, Leanne

Stretch Your Cards2 Day Six!


Here is my home work for day six of the Stretch Your Stamps2 card class. This day is also using outline stamps. I'm having a love/hate relationship with this card! I love the technique but just not sure so much of my card design :( 

This technique involved water painting and I'm really getting into using my distress inks so it seemed like a fun one to try! I don't own many outline stamps but I found this one from CTMH and decided to use it. The butterfly is from MCT's, Pretty Butterflies & Dragon fly die set. The scallop edge is MCT's, Fun Stitched Edges. The butterfly trail is from MCT's, Fun Paper Airplane die set.


Thanks for looking! Hugs, Leanne



Stretch Your Stamps2 Day 5!


Hi :) Here's my home work for day 5 of the Stretch Your Stamps2 online card class. Day 5 & 6 are showing different techniques using outline stamps. One of the techniques was adding dimension to your image and since I love to paper piece that was the one I chose :)

I used MCT's, Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set for my card. I stamped the image first on my card base. I then stamped it three more times for the flowers. It may be hard to tell by the photo but the first layer I glued just about flat (left the top left hand petals where they would lift at the tips some). The second time, I cut out the bottom left hand flower and the top right hand flower and added some foam tape to raise them up. The third time I cut out only the bottom right hand flower and again added foam tape :) I colored the stems with my prisma pencils (I haven't used those is in FOREVER!!!) I wanted to add some shadowing around the image and still not overly happy at my results but I put so much time into cutting out the flowers I wasn't about to throw it away hee hee! I stamped the bow onto some pattern paper and cut that out also. The sentiment is from this set too :) 



Thanks for looking :) Hugs, Leanne

Stretch Your Stamps2 Day Three!


Hello! I'm buzzing in (get it bees....buzzing ha! I crack myself up!) to share real quick a card I've made! I'm taking the Stretch Your Stamps2 class and this is home work for day three!

Today's class I used a technique that was taught called word art stenciling :) This was fun but also a little challenging lol! I used the beehive die from MCT's Stitched Bees & Beehive dies set for my stencil. I then used the sentiment Bee you! from MCT's Bee Happy Stamp set and stamped it inside the beehive. The little bee's and the sentiment below the beehive is from this stamp set also. I colored the bee's with my copic markers and added some stickles to their wings. The little bee trail that I used is from the set, Fun Paper Airplane die and stamp set. I sponged around with some blue ink and then around the edges using black ink.


Day 3 & 4 was using alphabets and I've still have several other techniques to try but this one caught my eye first! Sorry to make this short! I've got several more cards I will be posting and trying to get most of them done before hubby gets home :) 
Hugs, Leanne