Sep 29, 2014

Coffee anyone?




Good morning! I have to admit, I'm not a coffee drinker :( I have tried my best to love the stuff but so far my Diet Mtn. Dew wins EVERY morning hee hee! Now on the other hand, my husband has to have a cup each morning! I'm not giving up! We have a Keurig and I'm sure somewhere there's a K-cup with my name written all over it lol! I've ordered some Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Cappuccino that should be here any day so keep your fingers crossed that one of those I will fall in love with!

Even though I'm not big on drinking the stuff it doesn't stop me from having fun using Emma's new set, All You Need Is Coffee! Anyhoo, enough rambling (sorry) I'll get on with the details :) This cute little chef is from PKSC-25 January 2014 stamp kit. I colored him with my copic markers (which is not the best coloring job, I used to dark of a gray). The cute little coffee cup he's holding is from All You Need Is Coffee. Isn't it CUTE!!! The set also comes with stamps to decorate the cups and here I've used the little flower one. I also used it on the hand towel draped on his arm. The little dotted heart steam is also included in this set along with the sentiment and the word die, coffee. I love that she uses her own hand writing for these! They cut out so perfect, just like butter!! I forgot to mention I used one of the rectangular dies from the Stitched Rectangular frames and More to stamp my little scene on. The background is from PK-117 Picnic Tablecloth


Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs, Leanne




Sep 26, 2014

MCT 36th Edition Release Blog Hop!


Hello peeps! Welcome to our blog hop! You should be arriving here from Micia's Blog but if you need to start at the beginning click HERE (Emma's Blog). Today I will be sharing some cards I made using the new set, A Thankful Heart! Absolutely LOVE this set! The leaf dies are GORGEOUS and a MUST have for your Fall projects!!

For my first card, I decided to use one of the leaves as a stencil. I cut one out and used the negative space to sponge on my cardstock. I used three different colors of ink and randomly placed the stencil on different areas of the card. I used this release freebie, Something To Be Thankful For and stamped it in the center. I stamped it again on some scratch paper to make another mask. I covered it up so I could stamp the script background stamp from the set, Build A Scripty & Watercolor Background. I still had some white space left so I decided to stamp some hearts from the set, Live,Love,Laugh & Be Happy stamp set. Last, I sponged around the edges with some ink.


For my last card, it's a super quick and easy one but I love how it turned out! I sponged some Tim Holtz distress ink onto watercolor paper and then cut my leaves out from that. I found a bare tree branch in the Silhouette store and glued the leaves to it. I stamped this release freebie stamp as my sentiment.


Here's a look at it from the side. I didn't glue the leaves completely down and curled them some.


I want to say THANK YOU ALL so much for such sweet comments this week!!! Each one truly brightened my day so thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope you all have a AWESOME weekend! Hugs, Leanne

Next stop.....Teri Beri

Here's the line up...

**This month’s freebie stamp is called “SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR".


(Please copy & paste the below info into your posts for the hop.)


***FREEBIE STAMP***


For our "freebie" this month,  I just wanted to let you know that the 150 shoppers came through already! If your invoice number is anywhere from 13159 - 13311, then YOU are the LUCKY ones & will receive this for free in your happy mail!
If you missed out on this, it is available for purchase HERE!



For our "freebie" this month, we have this ADORABLE new stamp called, Something To Be Thankful For. Emma will be giving this stamp away 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 150 orders have be placed, you will see this stamp 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: SEPT2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! 




Sep 24, 2014

MCT 36th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day 3!


Hello all my crafty peeps! Happy hump day and also to our third day of sneak peeks! Today will be showing peeks from a set called, A Thankful Heart. It's another MUST HAVE to add to your list! 

I don't why when I think of Fall, I think of squirrels! But I do! We have squirrels by the gazillions running around in our yard not just in Fall but all year long! I use to think they were cute but after them digging in our flower beds or our pots on the porch well the little pest are not as cute as they once were hee hee! The only squirrel I think is cute now is like the one I used on my card.....a svg file bahahaha!! Now that I'm thinking of it, I'm not sure why I made mine brown. Our squirrels are gray! Hmmmm is there such a thing as a brown squirrel?! Anyhoo, before I get off into a deep thought process (which seriously gives me a headache) I'll just get on with the details :) The squirrel is from the Silhouette store. See those GORGEOUS leaves? Those are the dies that are included in this set! I love the embossing on them! I used a gold pen to highlight the veins even more. I used the layer label die that is also from this new release, Stitched Rectangular Frames & more. For my sentiment, the first part Piles of Smiles is from the stamp set Piles of Smiles. The second part for you. is from todays sneak A Thankful Heart. Here's another look at my card from the side....


Thanks for stopping by and to see more sneaks be sure to head over to Emma's Blog!! Have a BLESSED 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 in 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!;)


Sep 23, 2014

MCT 36th Edition Release Sneak Peek Day Two!



Good morning and welcome back to day two of sneak peeks! Today we will be showing peeks from two new Halloween sets, Trick or Treat & Wicked Fun Dies! You will definitely want both of these sets for Halloween! They are so fun to play with!!

For my first card, I used the largest rectangular from yesterday sneaks and tried a new embossing technique I learned from Stamp TV on how to emboss only a portion of your card stock using a embossing folder! SO COOL!!! Now lots of you may already know how to do this (I'm always just a tad behind lol) but I didn't! I love learning something new! I also used the new layered label dies that is included in the Stitched Rectangular Frame dies & more. I stamped my sentiment which is from today's sneak, Trick or Treat. The witches hat & legs are in the Wicked Fun die set! Are they not the cutest??!!! I used my StarDust jelly roll pen to draw little buckles on the hat and shoes (you can tell it more in the photo below). The stars below the embossing is also in this set and I stamped them several times to go across. 


Now onto another fun Halloween card! I used the little dotted background stamp included in a older MCT set called, Small Talk. The sentiment is another sneak from the Trick or Treat set. Everything else is dies from the new set, Wicked Fun!! I used some twine to add to the witches hat and also some liquid glass to the boots!


Here's a side view! Not sure but maybe you can see her shiny boots more in this picture...


For my last card, it's super simple too but I think she turned out cute! I started by making a mask using one of the rectangular dies. I then stamped the Grainy Wood Background stamp using the mask. This witch is a Miss Kate Cuttables svg file and if witches can be sweet I think this is one of the sweetest one's I've seen hee hee! I love her big ole eyes! I've added some liquid glass to them also (I just love that stuff lol I'll add it to anything I can think of!) The spider is from this new set, Wicked Fun dies (I did trim it some) The sentiment is another sneak from the Trick or Treat set.


Another picture from the side...


Well, that's it for me today! I'll be back again tomorrow for day three sneaks! Have a WICKED good 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 in 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!;)

Sep 22, 2014

MCT 36th 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 in 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!;)

Goooood morning peeps! I hope you all have had a great weekend! I am so excited today is finally here! I LOVE sneak peek week and have had so much fun working with this new release! I can't wait to show you all my sneaks for this week! Today's sneak is featuring a die set called, Rectangular Stitched Frames & More :)

It's that time of year again (or it just may be me) where you start making Fall/Halloween projects! I've already found lots of cute svg files in the Silhouette store that I can't wait to use! I ran across this cute candy corn character the other day and just HAD to use him hee hee! He also worked out perfect for the background that I had salvaged when I was playing with my stencils! The stencil is by Heidi Swapp and I used my Tim Holtz distress ink to sponge with. I've added some liquid glass to his eyes and also from the die cut word "hi" (which is included in this set) I've also used the rectangular dies to make my black frame. I did this by placing two of the dies together (the smaller one inside the larger one) and running it through my Grand Calibur. I love that it has the stitching around the edges! I also used it to frame my background piece (had to adjust to make it the size I needed). Last, I added some pop dots and raised up the center portion to add some dimension. You may can tell that more in this photo...  


I have another super quick card to share with you! I used three different size circles from the Bunch of Fun Circle die set. I then used the Grainy Wood background stamp and stamped each one with different color of ink. The cute squirrel is from the Silhouette store and the hearts are from the Postcard Add-on stamp set. I've used the largest rectangular die and the "hi" word die from this new release, Rectangular Stitched Frames & More. 


I've added a pop dot to the circle with the squirrel and also to the smallest circle...


I used the Good Friends stamp set for the inside sentiment....


I LOVE this die set! I've used it on lot's of my projects for this week! I'll see you back here tomorrow for some more totally wicked sneaks! Have a AWESOME Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Leanne

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 :)