Nov 21, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Release Blog Hop!



Happy Friday ya'll!! I'm so glad you could join us on our release hop! You should be arriving from Micia's Blog. If you would like to start at the beginning of our hop head over to Emma's Blog

For today's card, I used one of the cute snowmen from the set, Winter Snowman dies! Isn't he SWEET!! I just LOVE his shades!! I used the Uppercase Fun Dies for the word snow. I die cut them from some silver glitter card stock. The "Let It" I made using the  Alpha Pack stamp set. The snowflakes are from the set, Winter Cheer. To create the border around my card I used Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder. 


I also want to say THANK YOU so much this week for ALL the sweet comments you have left me! You all make me feel so special!! I so appreciate each and every one of you! You all truly know how to make me smile!! I hope you all have a GREAT weekend! 
HUGE Hugs, Leanne

Next stop....Teri Beri

Here's the blog line up!


"FREEBIE STAMP"
****UPDATE ON FREEBIE STAMP SET!!!!!****
Hello my sweet friends! Okay, the first 150 shoppers have already came thru! For those invoice numbers 13858 thru 14012, you are the LUCKY ones that will be getting this ADORABLE "Hello You" stamp in your pkgs! If you missed out on this FREEBIE, it is available for purchase HERE!
For our "Freebie" stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp "Hello You" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this stamp will go to the FIRST 150 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 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this stamp will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 
***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! 
 ***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW! Use the code: NOV2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, November 28, 2014 @midnight PST. 


Nov 20, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek week day 4!


Hello! Welcome back to our last day of sneak peeks! Tomorrow is the day! I can't wait till you get to see the whole release! You're going to LOVE it!!

Today we are featuring this month's "freebie" set! Yup, you heard that right FREEBIE!! For the first 150 shoppers you will receive this stamp set, Hello You! 

For my card, I kept it pretty simple! I've used the lamp post from the set, Wishing You Were Here. The green vine with flowers and the sentiment are from this Hello You. I've added some liquid glass to the lamp part and some diamond stickles to the center of the flowers. I embossed it using a folder by The Paper Studio called, A2 Bracket Frame.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for our release blog hop!! Have a GREAT day!
Hugs, Leanne


"FREEBIE STAMP"



For our "Freebie" stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp "Hello You" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this stamp will go to the FIRST 150 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 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this stamp will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 


Nov 19, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek Week Day 3!


Good morning and welcome back to day 3 of MCT's sneak peek week! Today we are featuring two more sets, Snow Buddies & Winter Snowman dies! These two sets are sooooo stinkin cute!!

I decided to give it another go on making a shaker card! This one came out better wooo hooo! I made the circle using the Bunch of Fun Circle die set. The patterned background paper is some from my stash. I used the new snowman dies from this release to fill my shaker. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the little bow. I made the little loop using the Gift Card Sentiment set. I just curved the stitch stamp on my block and then stamped it. I used the Boughs of Holly stamp set for the pine branches. The sentiment is from this release, Snow Buddies. I forgot to add that I used the Stitched Rectangular Frames & More set too!


This release has been so much fun! I hope you're enjoying our peeks! See ya back here tomorrow for the final day before the BIG reveal!! Have a GREAT day!
Hugs, Leanne

***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!;)


Nov 18, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek day two!



Good morning!! Welcome back to day two of MCT's sneak peek week! Today we will be sharing peeks from two new sets, Stitched Window & Accessories and Window Sentiments & Flowers. 

I had so much fun making my card! I will admit, I spent way more time on this card then I normally do! To start, I embossed the background with the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder. I then used my watercolors to paint it. I used my heat tool to speed up the drying. For my window and window planter, I heat embossed the Grainy Wood background stamp on another piece of cardstock. I sponged several different ink colors to achieve the wood look. I then die cut the window and planter from it. This set also includes a curtain die!! I cut it from some pattern paper. I placed a piece of acetate between the curtain and window. Next, I traced the window die to place on the back (for the wall) I sponged it with some ink. The little wine bottles were left over from the set, Way To Go. I used this set for the bike. I then used the die for the flowers and cut it out three times. I stamped the flowers and colored them with my copic markers. For the other two, I sponged them using green ink and trimmed them down for my little bushes/grass. I stamped a sentiment directly on the background from the Window Sentiments & Flowers. I also used my Stardust jellyroll pen and went over parts of the bike and the center of flowers for a little sparkle. Here is another look from the side....


I absolutely LOVE these two sets!! Thanks for dropping by today and I'll be back tomorrow with day three sneaks!! Have a AWESOME day!
Hugs, Leanne


***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!;)

Nov 17, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek Day One!


Good morning! I hope everyone had a AWESOME weekend! Brrr it sure has turned cold!!! Did I mention how bad I HATE cold weather?!! It's also been raining here so double YUCK!! Anybody living in a tropical paradise want to adopt me for a few months :) :) :) 

Today starts our sneak peek week! Emma has definitely knocked it out of the park again with this release! Today we are featuring a new die set, Stitched Scallop Oval set! 

For some reason, I'm kinda stuck on wanting to do shaker cards! I think it's because I have yet to get one to be perfect lol!! I either add to much stuff to shake or like for this card not enough :( I haven't learned how to judge the right amount to put in! With this card, I was scared if I put to much the sentiment would be covered up but obviously I still had more room lol! Anyhoo, even though you can't tell by the photo in real life it does shake snow hee hee!

I created my background using the Build A Chevy background set. The reindeer is from the set, Oh Deer. I added some gold stickles to his nose, antlers, and a few random dots around him. The sentiment is from the set, A Day in December. I used the Medium Stitched Scallop Bow die and cut it from glitter gold cardstock. 


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for day two's sneak! You're going to LOVE this release! Bundle up and stay warm! 
Hugs, Leanne

***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! :)

Nov 11, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 6!


Hello peeps! To get started, I want to say "Happy Veteran's Day"! Today is a day to honor all those that have served our country in the past and present. Thank you to all the brave men and women for all your service and everything you do for our country!

 I would like to share with you a card I made for the online card class. Today is day six and the focus was on coloring. Something that I like to do but also something that I need more practice with hee hee! The tree background is a stamp by Hero Arts that I picked up at Hobby Lobby awhile back. The church and sentiment are from CTMH, Christmas Village. The little deers are from a retired CTMH set, The Beauty of Christmas. I used My Creative Times, Stitched Rectangular Frames & More to make the tiny white frame around the edges and also for what I stamped my scene on.


I've really enjoyed taking this class! It's been so much fun! I hope you have enjoyed my "homework" projects hee hee! Christmas is my favorite Holiday for making cards! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a AWESOME day!
Hugs, Leanne

Nov 10, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 5!


Hello! Are you getting sick of me yet?!! I sure hope not lol! I'm back to share my project for day five of the Holiday Card Workshop online class. Today's class focused on tags! 

I do have to admit I struggle with tags! I think it's because it's a lot smaller work area?! Not sure, but if you have followed my blog for a while I'm not a big tag maker lol! I do make some for Christmas but they are usually last minute and not fancy at all!! After making this one, a few more ideas started popping in my head! Now finding the time to make them before I forget....that's the real challenge!

Anyhoo, I started out by cutting out my tags using MCT's Just Tag set. I do love that these two layer! I then used a retired CTMH stamp set called, The Beauty of Christmas. It was even retired when I was a CTMH Consultant but I found someone selling it online and had to have it! The sentiment is from the MCT's Christmas Doggy set. I used liquid applique for the snow. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a GREAT rest of the day! 
Hugs, Leanne


Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day Four!


Hello! I'm back with one more card to share with you for day four of the online Holiday Card Workshop class! I'm loving doing the one layer cards! I was moving on to day five and the idea for this card would not get out of my head lol!!

Let me start out by saying sorry for the crummy photo! The sun is hiding today and it makes getting decent pictures hard! I've got tons of Close to My Heart stamp sets that I never get a chance to play with so this week I've been dragging out a few and getting them inky :) I've used a set from one of last years cardmaking workshop called Laughing Lola. I love the sunburst image in this set! I also used the cute doggy from MCT's Chrstmas Doggy stamp set. I stamped him first and then stamped him again to make a mask. I then stamped the sunburst over him. I used my copic markers to color him. I added some liquid applique to his Santa Hat. I used a sentiments that was included in the stamp set. It's not perfect by a long shot but I still think he turned out kinda cute!


I'll be back to share my project for day five real soon! I'm about to get caught up hee hee! Have a AWESOME day! Hugs, Leanne


Nov 8, 2014

Holiday Card Works! I! hop 2014 Day Four


Hello! I am LOVING all the great projects they are sharing with us in the Holiday Card Workshop! These classes are just so much FUN!!

For day four the focus is on one layered cards. I used Jennifer McGuire's card for my inspiration. I love how she shared the tip on how to cut this out as all one layer! I used one of the circles from the die set, Bunch of Fun Circle set. The deer and sentiment are from the set, Oh Deer. I did heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder. I then used some Tim Holtz distress inks and the negative space from the circle to create the little background. I used liquid applique for the snow. This is not showing up so well in the photo but I did use some stickles on his nose and also around his feet.


I guess this has me caught up or at least on the ones that I have completed! I'll be back to share more just as soon as I get them completed! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Leanne

Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day Three


Hi ya! I'm back to share my card I made for the online card class, Holiday Card Workshop 2014! For day three the focus is on watercoloring!

This card was super quick and easy but oh so fun to make! I love playing with watercolors! A few months back they offered a watercolor class and I so wished I could of taken it! That is one for sure I will be going back and taking just as soon as I can! To start off, I used a retired stamp set from CTMH. It was one that came in a workshop on the go last Christmas. I heat embossed the sentiment and snowflakes using white embossing powder. I then used my water colors to paint my background. I used my heat tool to dry and then mounted onto my card base. 


Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back shortly to share day four!
Hugs, Leanne


Holiday Card WorkShop 2014 Day Two




Hello :) I'm back to share with you the cards I made for day two in the Holiday Card Workshop online class! Today's focus was on interactive cards. This is something I struggle with so I LOVE that I was able to step out of my comfort zone and learn something new!

For my first card, the inspiration came from Jennifer McGuire's card. I love that this has a keepsake ornament that the recipient can keep! She used a photo of her family on the back of her's and I will definitely keep that idea as a option for my next one! I used the Springtime in Paris set for the flourish. I randomly stamped it and then added some gold stickles to help fill in. I used a circle from the Bunch of Fun Circle dies to cut a circle from the background. I then used the same circle and cut it out 4 more times. On the front of my ornament I used a retired stamp set from CTMH, Glory to God. I heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. To hold the ornament in place I used a piece of vellum and added the die cut word believe from the Boughs of Holly set

Here is a peek with the ornament out...


I used the same set, Glory to God for the scripture on the back of my ornament. The To & From are from the set, Gift Card Sentiments. I now wished I would have found a different font to use but I had this set out on my desk and it was the quickest to grab lol!


For my next interactive card, I decided to try a shaker card! I still need more practice with these! This card gave me fits and I swear I will be stepping on little beads the rest of my life! Those little suckers went EVERYWHERE!! 

I used two of the rectangular dies from the Stitched Rectangular Frames & More set to create a frame. I then stamped it using the Grainy Wood Background stamp. The snowy hills and trees were cut from my cameo. I found this file in the Silhouette store.  The deer and the sentiment are from the set, Oh deer set. I used liquid applique for the snow. 


Even though I'm not just over the moon happy with how this turned out I still had fun making it! I guess practice makes you better and I need practice lol!!


Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back to share with you day three projects!
Hugs, Leanne


Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day One


I'm having so much fun taking the Holiday Card Workshop 2014 online class! It started this past Monday. My hubby has been on vacation this week so I've been sneaking in crafting every chance I can get!! 

Day one's class is all about cards that are easy to duplicate. I used two of the examples that Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire shared for my inspiration :) My first card, I used some lighter blue card stock and then sponged some darker blue ink to create my night sky. I made a stencil from one of the circle dies from the Bunch of Fun Circle die set and sponged it using White Daisy ink from CTMH. Santa and his sleigh are from the set, Santa Claus by CTMH. The sentiment is from My Creative Time's, Boughs of Holly. Kristina used texture paste and a stencil for her snow but I don't own either so I went with liquid applique :) I decided to add just a little pop of red by adding a small bow to the sleigh. Last, I used my white jellyroll pen and added stitching.


For my next card, I used Jennifer's card as my inspiration. I have to say this one (to me) was a little more difficult lol! Once you get your stamps all lined up where you want it's not that bad but getting to that point I about pulled my hair out!! Jennifer's is wayyy prettier but I was determined to make it work and I didn't give up lol!! All sentiments are by My Creative Time. I used several different sets... A Day in December, Christmas Doggy Stamp set, From Our Family to Yours, All Around Christmas, Gift Card Sentiments and possibly more I forgot to write them all down lol! I used a Martha Stewart punch for my bow. I punched it out of silver glitter card stock and a added a gem to the center. I also used some silver stickles to help fill in the gaps. I colored the Santa suit with a red copic marker and then added liquid applique to the collar, cuffs, and at the bottom. I used the tree trunk from the set, Seasonal Greetings as a mask and sponged it using Saddle ink.


Here's a peek at it from the side....


Thanks for stopping by and I'll be posting day two in just a little bit :) 
Hugs, Leanne




Nov 6, 2014

MCT Trending Now Thursday Graphic Word Art


Good morning! Today is Trending Now Thursday over at MCT and our challenge was to do Graphic Word Art. I have to admit I struggled with this one lol! I'm sure the other ladies will knock this one out of the park but I completely fried my brain trying to figure out what Graphic Word Art was! 

Before I get into the details of my card, guess what else is today?!! It's my birthday!!! It's also my hubbies too! We both have the same birthday isn't that cool?!! Anyhoo, not quite sure what we will do to celebrate. We probably will just go out to eat like we have the last few years!  It's sad when you hit our age it's all about the FOOD!!! 

I got the idea for my card off of Pinterest! I used the set, Tiny Tag Holiday's for the word SURPRISE! I just stamped it over and over again and then cut my card stock into. The sentiment, Happy Birthday are both from the Happy Thoughts set. Super simple and quick card!


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


Nov 3, 2014

MCT Made In Minutes!


Good morning peeps! How was your weekend? I can't believe Halloween has came and gone! My where is the time going?! It was so dang cold Friday night that I truly felt sorry for the kiddo's that got out! Our two little grandson's looked adorable (hee hee as always!) and only lasted about 15 minutes trick or treating! They actually had more fun helping Mimi and Poppy pass out candy then they did receiving it! I was glad they didn't stay out long it was just wayyy to cold for little ones!

Today is Made in Minutes over at My Creative Time! Today I'm sharing a card I made for Emma's sister who lost her sweet furbaby :( I used the set, Loyal Friends for the sweet little doggy. I used the wings from the set, Happy Mail. I used my Jellyroll Stardust pen to go back over the image to make it sparkle. The heart is from the die set, Stitched Scallop Heart. The cloud is from the die set, Stitched Cartoon Clouds. The sentiment and the paws are from the set, Live Love Bark. I used a sponge and inked around to create a soft sky background. 


My hubby started his vacation and will be off this week :) I wished I could say we were taking a road trip but as of today none are in the works hee hee! I guess it will just be a week of relaxing and finding things to do around home! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a AWESOME day!
Hugs, Leanne


Oct 24, 2014

MCT 37th Release Blog Hop!


Hello my crafty peeps and welcome to our blog hop! You should be arriving here from my sweet friend, Micia's Blog! If you would like to start at the beginning of our hop (you don't want to miss any stops!) head to Emma's Blog :)  Today I will be featuring the new set, Winter Cheer!

I used the adorable mittens on day three's sneak so I really wanted to use the ice skates for today! I've done A LOT of heat embossing using white embossing powder on my card! I used the two different snowflakes that are included in this set and randomly stamped them on the background. I also used a sentiment from this set too! I ran my versa mark ink pad around the edges and heat embossed them too! I used the adorable ice skates dies and placed them right above the sentiment. Last, I used my white Jellyroll pen to add little dots to represent more snow. 


Thank you soooo much for all the sweet comments you left this week on my projects!! I read each one and each one brightened my day! Thank you SO SO SO much :) I'm glad you stopped by today and now it's time to hop to the next stop.....Teri's Blog!

Just in case you get lost here's a complete line up!



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