Dec 20, 2013

Farewell Blog Hop!



"Welcome to our "Farewell Blog Hop"! We are doing this hop to HONOR & send off our "Current design team" in a fun way. Since all of us have become friends, we are doing our LAST blog hop together making it a "Friendship"  theme.  I hope all of "YOU" thoroughly enjoyed this team as much as we did! Since this is a special day, there will be a giveaway at EACH STOP! Yep, that means we are having a total of 19 giveaways! All you have to do is leave your comments in order to qualify! Emma will announce all the winners on Monday, 12/23//2013 on here blog! Here is what I am giving away today:


*You should be arriving here from Kim's Blog*

Good morning! I'm glad you could stop by for our farewell hop! I don't know if I can find the right words to describe what a HONOR and BLESSING being on this design team has been to me! I'm honored that Emma has let me be part of this journey with her from the beginning and I've sooooo enjoyed it every step of the way! I also mentioned that I was blessed and oh how true that is! Not only has Emma put together a AWESOME group of ladies as a design team she also not knowing formed a FAMILY! I not only think of these ladies as "boss" and design team members I think of them as sisters! We have been each other's support group, cheerleader, and whatever else the person was needing at the time! We truly have a bond and friendship that I don't think will ever be broken! I can't say THANK YOU enough for being with me through so many ups and downs in my life! To Emma and my MCT family I love you all so much! 

Okay, I guess I should get on with the details of my card (if I can wipe the tears from my eyes to see hee hee) I found this cartoon dog in the Silhouette store and been wanting to use him for a while! He was super fun to put together! I added some liquid applique to his Santa hat and the cuffs of his sleeves. The paper I printed using my Cameo. It's by Carta Bella, so this is Christmas paper pack. For the sentiment, I used Emma's, Classy & Fabulous stamp set.


For in the inside of my card, I used the Merry Christmas from the Fun Variety on the Inside & Out set. The little stocking with bones is part of the cartoon dog svg file I just added it to the inside :)


I want to say THANK YOU to all of you too for always leaving such sweet comments and visiting my blog! Don't fret! I will continue to use Emma's products so be sure to come back and visit!! 

Now on to a even more sadder (if that's a word lol) note.  For those of you that have followed my blog for a while know that my dad has had Alzheimer's Disease. On December 9th, he passed away :( I miss him terribly but I know that he his now home with his heavenly father. I loved him so much but God loves him more and he is at peace :) I've decided to take a break from my blog till after the Holidays. This Christmas is going to be hard and starting the New Year without him is going to be strange so I just need some time to start healing and to spend even more time with my mom. I know you will understand! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's! Big hugs to you ALL!! Leanne

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93 comments:

My Creative Time said...

Your post just broke my heart. You loved your Daddy just as much as I love mine & it is SO HARD to read about it because my Daddy is going through some tough times right now. Your Mom needs you now more than ever, in fact, you BOTH need each other to get through this difficult time especially w/the holiday around the corner. You know I ALWAYS say "Family FIRST" & I am glad to see that you will be taking time away to be w/your family. Remember, family will ALWAYS be there no matter what. Also, you still have your MCT family to lean on whenever you need to. We will ALL be here for you in our little group if you need us for ANYTHING! LOVE YOU MISS LEANNE & I will be thinking about you. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
xoxo's
Emma

Jennifer Rose said...

I'm so so sorry to hear about your dad. Losing someone you love is always hard but around the holidays makes it even harder. I'm glad you'll be spending more time with your Mom, like Emma said you both will definitely need each more now then ever. Sending extra prayers & love to you & your mom this holiday season!! As for your Card it's amazing!! I love the Christmas dog, and the pocket with bones inside. Thank you for sharing your creations this year!! I'll keep an eye out on your blog for when you return!!

Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

JanJan808Kreate said...

Such an adorable furr Bebe Kard doll!!!

VICTORIA said...

Leanne your little furbaby card is awesome and I will call you some time today. It broke my heart to here about your Dad it brought back memories for me when I lost my dad stay strong girl
Vicky
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

Brenda said...

Oh Leanne, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dad! You take all the time you need to heal and even though you know that your dad is in a better place it doesn't make it any easier. Please know that you will be in my prayers my friend. Now your card is amazingly cute!! I love your work and I loved this DT. You ladies will be sorely missed. But I will check in to see what you are up to once you have healed. Big hugs!!
bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

pruttybird said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad! Losing someone you love is never easy and is even harder at the holidays. Sending prayers to you and your family!

BTW ... great card - love that puppy :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Marilyn said...

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Love your card . The little dog is so sad.

Kristi Poling said...

Awe, now I am teary eyed. BIG BIG CYBER ((HUGS)). I am praying for your heart to heal and days to be easier for you and your family.

I love this puppy, I need a Silhouette! NEED! lol I have loved seeing your projects and love the design of your blog, which I have mentioned several times. It just makes me smile when I see all of it's cuteness.
See you in 2014! Happy Christmas and New Year's.
Kristi
foundtimeforme.blogspot.com
kidshomelove@yahoo.com

bumblebee creations said...

what a perfect card for today, as it is clear Emma loves her fur babies!! Thank you for all the inspiration!!
rhondazmikly@sbcglobaldotnet

Diana said...

I agree with you, the dog is adorable! I've enjoyed follwong you and Emma's DT. So sorry for your loss, but you WILL see your daddy again in heaven. Merry Christmas!

bdcampers@msn.com

Lynne72 said...

That dog is adorable!

Lori Hefner said...

Awww...love your comments and I really love that sweet little dog!! Such a cute card:) Thanks so much for sharing!!

Amy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I can only imagine how hard the holidays are going to be for you. My heart goes out to you for healing and peace!
I do love the sweet card you created and I look forward to seeing what you create in the future :)
Warm wishes,
Amy

DebC said...

This is stinkin cute Leanne! I love the doggie! I will miss seeing the girls that don't return but I know I will still continue to see their marvelous creations. And you know I stalk you! hee hee
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Sherrie K. said...

I am SO sorry to hear about your Dad. I am sure it has got to be tough-my heart hurts for you :( I am sending BIG hugs and prayers to you Leanne!

What a sweet card! I just love your adorable puppy card!! You are such an amazing designer and love your projects! Thanks for all the inspiration:)
HUGS my friend,
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Denise said...

O M G!!!! LOVE YOUR CARD INSIDE AND OUT!!!

Dendearmas@aol.com

Tosha said...

Sorry about your Dad. It is clear by your blog and posts that you are a sensitive and caring person and I know this hurts deep. What a blessing to know that your Dad loved the Lord. I know that while the wounds are fresh it is hard to believe that comfort will come but knowing he is with God will give you comfort and maybe soon you will be able to rejoice in that truth.

Northern Girl Crafts said...

It broke my heart to hear about your dad, I'm so sorry. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Kat

Gaylynn said...

Oh Leanne, I'm so sorry about your Daddy. I think it is important to focus on family, especially in times like these. Sure will miss seeing your DT projects. Sending hugs.

cm said...

My heart and prayers to you on the loss of your father. Please, take all the time you need; focus on family, focus on healing. I can't begin to imagine how emotional and difficult it is to say 'farewell' to this team. You are all, truly, a closely knit group of friends, and we've been honoured to share a part of that friendship with you. The creativity you've shared and inspiration you've sparked this year has been nothing short of stellar! Your card: wonderful as always!! All the best in whatever directions your new paths take you - and I'll be here, visiting, to see more of your delights!
c

Cassandra said...

Hee! What a little cutie! Your card is just perfect! Miss Leanne - thank you for such a wonderful two years on the MCT ~ Design Team! You have been such a joy and your sweet little accent still brings a smile to my face every time I think about it! Once again, I am so sorry to hear about your daddy. It's wonderful to see the love you shared. Hang in there sweetie. We love you and are here for you always! Big Big Hugs!

CathyinMN said...

Leanne, I am so sorry about your father's passing. I know this must be an extremely difficult time for you. I know your faith will help you through this and bring some comfort to you knowing that you will be reunited with your father in the future.

Your card is so appropriate and so cute! Love that dog you used. I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing how you display and create with Emma's products. I'll miss this wonderful DT of Emma's. The best of luck to you in the future.
cathyscreationstation at gmail dot com

Joan Smith said...

Your card is absolutely adorable you did an awesome job and love how you used Miss Emma's goodies.
I am so sorry about your daddy but you are so right about the endearing words you said and just know the special relationship you and your daddy had will help you face the future with him in your thoughts and heart by celebrating him and the wonderful loving man that he was. Bless you and your family my dear.

Teresa said...

May your memories bring comfort during such a difficult time.

CA Scrapper said...

Your card is so cute!
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my dad 3 1/2 years ago so I know how you feel. Keep your memories close in your heart and take comfort in knowing that your dad is at peace now. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Leslie
cascrapper at gmail dot com

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute card...So sorry for your loss. Merry Christmas and I will be stopping by to check out your fab designs!!
leekubinec@gmail.com

Crafty Moni said...

Your card is cute! The doggie is adorable:) Thanks for sharing. You will truly be missed, but not forgotten, I will drop in on your blog for inspiration:) Thanks for all your hard work and all the fabulous projects you created for us to showcase MCT products:)

I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do, I consider you one of my crafty friends, and hope you can consider me one too. Big hugs to you my friend.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Sheri said...

My heart is broken for you Leanne! I want you to know that I have you in m thoughts and prayers...and I hope you can feel all the love coming your way. ♥

Jessica Espericueta said...

Super cute card -jessica4042@sbcglobal.net

Carol W. said...

My thoughts and prayers are you and your family during this time. During this difficult time, please remember and reflect on His wonderful memory and all the wonderful times you had with each other and those around you.

Wonderful card and God Bless.

Houses Built of Cards said...

SOOOO very adorable! LOVE the texture on the coat and hat! What a sweet little dog!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Janice W. said...

Leanne I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing! Hugs and prayers to you! Love your cute Santa Dog.

Mimi said...

I'm having a hard time putting my thoughts into words for you - first of all I am sorry for your loss but I too believe your father is in heaven with a new mind and sending well wishes to you and your family. You have contributed much more to this DT than just your projects, you have given your heart. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as we head into the Christmas week. God bless!

cbarwick@comcast.net

jessica said...

Leanne your card is just so super adorable and as much as I want to write such happy things about all your projects (which I LOVE and will miss seeing on the MCT DT) my heart breaks for you and your loss. I am SO very sorry and my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time! Sending BIG hugs!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

ScrappingLatina said...

I am so sorry to read of your dad's passing. God bless you and your family during your difficult time and always... May he rest in peace...Your card is both sad and adorable... I thank you for all of your shares. You are majorly talented. Scrappy hugs and happy holidays. Jackie aka scrappinglatina@aol.com

Kim's Kreations said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. My father passed earlier this year and this is our first holiday without him. It's difficult but your faith will see your through. Will miss your inspiration. Ogdendoll@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Darling card that you created today. Big hugs for you! So hard to lose a loved one and especially a parent.

Tina said...

So sorry to hear about the difficult loss of your dad. Prayers to you and your family.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Helen said...

This is such a fun card! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

hbisesi@comcast.net

Alvina said...

I am really sorry about your Daddy, you and your family are in my prayers, thanks for sharing such a sweet card!

Deborah said...

First your card could not be any more adorable. Second I'm sorry for your loss and you and your family will be in my prayers bless you.

Elaine Cook said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It hurts alot; I've gone through the same thing. However, you know he's in a better place and that is so comforting.
Your card is just adorable.

Kim H said...

Leanne ~ Well this is even CUTER on your bog! OMG ~ too darn ADORABLE!!! I LVOE it! Well you know my sweet Leanne ~ I ADORE your creations and I will always stalk you!

With all that said you know how my heart just aches for you! I have been there with my daddy and now my MIL! You need ANYTHING you call me! I am here day or night! You take the time with your family ~ you need it and so does your momma! I will be off my blog as well! ANYTHING you need I am here and so are the rest of the ladies! I LOVE you sweet friend!

Mindy said...

What a sweet card those big eyes seem to know you need a little extra love. Reading your blog touched my heart my dad was taken from us unexpectedly 11 years ago and I miss him everyday. Hug your mom a little tighter when you see her. My prayers are with your family. Thank you for sharing your talents with us, Mindy1qc@msn.com

Anne said...

Adorable card. Thanks for all your projects and inspirations.

Sue D said...

What and adorable card!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

PS My dad passed away from dementia last year--I understand your sadness.

Janis said...

Your little Santa Paws doggy card is adorable with the little bones in the inside. Sweet!!

Hugs to you and prayers during this difficult time of losing your dear Father. May the Lord comfort you and give you cheer during the Christmas season.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

lisa808 said...

So, so sorry for your loss.

On a brighter note--your card is a'dog'able!

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

Sukie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Just love your card! I always enjoy all of your creativeness, best wishes to you in the upcoming year.

jennifer said...

So sorry for your loss.

Cute card, love the dog.
Shears@ameritech.net

Jeri said...

What a cutie patootie puppy. He does seem a little sad to be here in a farewell capacity. This team has been such an inspiration and such an amazing group of talented ladies. I'm thankful that I have been able to learn so many different ways to use Miss Emma's products by seeing your designs.
thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

Gabriela Sandoval said...

Love the doggie card.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Deanne Gutierrez said...

So sorry to hear about your Father. I lost my dad just over 1 year ago to the same dreaded illness. Bless you and your family.

Charity Chamberlain said...

I soooo want this card! it's amazing, adorable, unique, and I could go on and on! My condolences on the loss of your father! I can relate as I just recently lost my mother in law, and I lost my dad about 12 years ago but it still feels like it was yesterday. I will be keeping you in my prayers and I pray you find comfort and strength in the memories you have of him. Although it's hard for us we find a lot of comfort in reminiscing as we look at pictures that remind us of our loved ones, so I pray you find something that helps you during this time. My thoughts and prayers go on out to you and your family!

Donna and Sara said...

Leanne, I am so sorry you have suffered such a loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your projects have been an inspiration and I want to thank you for all you have done. Thinking of you this Christmas. teachermom5@gmail.com

Marissa said...

Sorry about your loss. It is so difficult to lose a parent! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your card is really adorable...I look forward to your return!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

quilt4fun2 said...

Such talent! I love how you printed the paper and the cut file is so cute. I like how you carried it into the inside. Great job! I have been enjoying your work. So sorry for your losses. I send you healing thoughts for you and your family. I hope that spending more time with your Mom will be helpful to you both. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...I will be still following your blog when you are ready to get crafty again.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Kathy said...

Cute card!
So sorry to hear about your Dad. Enjoy the Holidays with your Mom and Family. Prayers :)
kmgillon@yahoo.com

D- said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
So sorry to hear about your Dad.
{I've lost both parents}
Take the time that you need. take care of yourself.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
dmcardmaker AT AOL DOT COM

Claire Creates Cards said...

I am sending you hugs and prayers! I lost my Daddy two years ago to Alzheimer's. His battle was long and so difficult and I understand the pain you are going through. May God grant you peace and comfort!
XO, Claire

Vickie Lee said...

My heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family. May God give you the strength you need at this time.

Crafting Katie said...

Love, hugs, and prayers to you and your family, my friend! You are never far from my mind. Your little doggy here is quite adorable. Has to be the cutest dog cut I've seen, in fact! And the cut on the inside of the card is the icing on the cake! I have just loved being on this team with you, Leanne!!!

Cindy said...

Your card is just TOO CUTE Leanne, AWESOME job as always!!!! I enjoyed our time on the MCT DT team! I know this Holidays will be hard, BIG HUGS my sweet friend, I am so sorry about your dad!!! :(

kahaulani said...

what a super CUTE card so adorable

Carolyn said...

Love my "fur-kids" so really thought this was cute!

Carmen M. said...

Oh Leanne I am sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you and your family some peace this holiday season.

On another note that is the sadest dog I have ever seen... LOVE IT>

Ester said...

Leanne,

Sorry about your loss. Best wishes and may God give you strength. We will miss you!

esterperez73@yahoo.com

Gabby Lou said...

Uber cute lil Xmas doggie...always something fun from you. Sorry to hear about your father...my mother just passed suddenly without warning last month so I know how strange the holidays feel. May you feel peace and joy during this special time of year. God bless..gabbylou@live.com

Dorcas Troche said...

My friend...I lost my dad to Alzheimer's just two short years ago There is not a day that passes that I don't think of him. He was a minister and I know he is in heaven with our Lord, but the daughter in me wishes he could have been with us longer than 74 years. That said, I pray that you know how special your creations have been to us and hope that you will continue to bless us with your talents.

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

pattyk said...

Very cute card. So very sorry about your Dad. millierose651@aol.com

Debbie said...

this card is so cute, the dog is adorable
upnurse at aol dot com

ScrapinShana said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending many thoughts and prayers your way! *big hugs* I adore this card, the dog is really cute! shanateddy75 at yahoo dot com

Nina said...

Thank you for sharing your memories and your wonderful creations- I truly loved your projects for MCT.
Nslee@comcast.net

surfnfroggie said...

Leanne I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, my heart goes out to you and your family. I will be praying for ya'll. Your card is supper cute and just made me giggle. I will miss seeing your post and hope you will be able to blog again really soon!

Kigz said...

Oh, Leanne, I am so sorry sweetie! I hope you feel God's loving arms around you this Christmas as your dad watches from above. I cannot imagine your pain, and wish you love, and peace, and hope this Christmas and in the year to come. Thank you for always inspiring me with your amazing projects. See you again soon. Hugs!

Jessi said...

Sorry about your loss. Adorable card

liz at liz's paper loft said...

Leanne, your card is sooooo darling! The doggie reminds me of my sweet basset hound that I used to have! Merry Christmas!!!

CherylB said...

Well now Leanne...what can I say. First off this is adorable! Great job. Now, you have become a real friend to me. Though we've had ups and downs, we've always come through. It's been a pleasure being with you on this DT. No goodbye, just catch you later, girl!

Brenda said...

I am in tears!! so sorry for your loss!! sending you hugs and prayers!! as I can only imagine how you feel, I pray that all of these kind words and prayers being sent to you by so many of your crafty friends will help in some way! thanks for sharing so much of your talents and ideas with us!! may you find peace! now....your card is adorable!! MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! thanks so much for all you do!
brwneyes46@gmail.com

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great card!! I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad.
Angela

Cathryn said...

Much love to you Leanne! Your creations and happy attitude have always made my day! I will miss being on a team with you, I will stop by often! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

marg0006 said...

Leanne my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Your card is just too, too cute.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Lady Fair said...

Very cute card; don't you just love the Silhouette?

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you and your family find strength in your memories.

Creative M said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers, hugs, and thoughts are with you & your family. I will have you & your family in my prayers.
As for your card...OMG!!! ADORABLE!!!
Merry Christmas
Migdalia
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Kathy Whitaker said...

Totally awesome card just the cutest
doggie clause

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Leanne as I came upon your blog your sweet puppy looked so sad. And after reading your post I can see that your sadden by so much right now. And I must say this hop even have me in tears. I feel like I have gotten to know you ladies just bec of MCT. Emma has bond more families then she know. I'm sadden to hear of your father. I will keep you and your family in my payers. I can say I don't know what I would do without my daddy. I'm his baby girl and I can see that he starting to forget things. And this makes me sad. If your blog post has taught me one thing that is to cherish your love one bec you never know when they will be gone. I wish I could give you a hug right now. Send you all my love and prayers. Okay enough talk and tears. Wishing you nothing but the best on all of your feature goals. HUGS AJ-

Lisa said...

Your card is so cute. Love the Santa suit. You know, when you start following blogs, you get to know each other and become friends. It's funny because we never get to meet in person but it feels like we know you by posts and we feel happy for you when there is good news and saddened when there is bad news. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Taylor said...

Oh my goodness....too CUTE!!! You have been such an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing with us so many FABULOUS ideas and the inspiration. Good Luck in you future goals. And I am looking forward to seeing what you create for us in 2014, so I will be sure and visit your blog. Hugz Taylor:)

Glora said...

Sweet Leanne. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I almost lost my dad about this time last year and it was scary. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for you. I can not believe we started on this team together 3 years ago. It has been an incredible journey. We have helped each other through so many things. We really will be friends FUREVER! Love and Hugs- Glora

P.S. this card is SUPER DUPER ADORABLE!!!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So sorry to hear of your father's passing. May you and your mother's grief be eased by the prayers going up for you. God bless you. I lost my dad 2 Christmas' ago and still feel your pain.

UnikByYes said...

I am very sorry for your loss Leann. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family ... I also want to THANK YOU for all the inspiration you have shared with us, you are one amazingly talented lady, your "scenic" cards are the best... Take care...

Liz O.

Cindy said...

Leanne, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my sweet blogger friend!!! BIG HUGE HUGS <3

Beth Anne in PA said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father's struggles and passing. I'm remembering you and your family in my prayers to strengthen you and hold you up through these tough times. What a blessing that you know that he is with his Lord now and at peace. I pray for that peace for you and your family now too. (((Hugs)))
Beth Anne in PA

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