May 30, 2013

MCT Thoughtful Thursday!


Good morning peeps! I'm sorry I haven't had a lot to post this week. We had a very busy Memorial Day weekend and Tuesday I spent all day at the doctors office. I have another appointment today (to find out the results from my test on Tuesday) Anyhoo, I won't bore you with all the ways my body is falling apart bahahha! Just might have to invest in ton's of Zip Dry and start gluing myself back together! Ha! I wonder if they sell it by the cases?!

Today is Thoughtful Thursday over at My Creative Time! We could chose to make a card or layout. I decided to go with a card! I actually made two cards!! 

Let me start with the details on the card above ^^^! I used the cartridge Sweet Hearts for the couple. I don't know why but when I looked at this image I could picture them dancing in the rain (you know like in the movies not that it happens in real life or not my life anyway hee hee) I used a sponge dauber and very lightly sponged the background using CTMH Sky ink. I then went a little crazy with the rain drops (it was coming a down pour ok!!) Anyhoo, I added Liquid Glass to each little rain drop. The sentiment (and also the rain drop) are from the set "I'm Here For You Rain Or Shine" 

For my next card, I've used a svg file that I purchased in the Silhouette online store. The little people are from Emma's last release, "Stitched Restroom Peeps Dies". My sentiment is from the "Happy Mail" stamp set. I then used one of my favorite CTMH stamp sets, C1459 "Stitched Together" for the border.


Both of my cards were pretty quick and simple (that seems to be all I do hee hee)! I hope you enjoyed them both :) 

I forgot to mention earlier and not exactly sure when this will take place but I SCORED a HUGE L-shaped desk with cabinets over the weekend at a yard sale (yes, my husband is ready to SHOOT me) and will be having to remove everything in my craft room to get it in (again my husband is ready to SHOOT me) The bad thing is I did NO measuring and don't have a clue if it's going to work or not (it was in separate pieces and not put together at the yard sale) I'm so excited (did I mention my husband is ready to SHOOT me?!!) Soooo just as soon as I can get my room completely cleared out (which is going to be a NIGHTMARE) and plus sweet talk him into bringing in the new one I will have (hopefully) lots more crafting room :) Just in case I go missing that's what my plans are :) Wish me luck!! 

Also, don't forget tomorrow is the LAST day for my Mystery Hostess give away!! I sure need your help to meet my next goal and appreciate anything you can do to help me out! If you have any questions or need anything just email me or my number is listed on my CTMH website. I also wanted to mention that on my CTMH website right now it's listed under my husband's name Winston Garner. I didn't think and just signed up under his name and before long I will be changing it to mine. The only problem now is that he will have to call in (oh lawwdddd) and get it changed for me and you know he's going to be THRILLED about that! I just didn't want you to panic when you seen his name and not mine! The phone number is mine so if you need to call it you will reach me! Thank you and I hope you all have a GREAT day!! Hugs, Leanne

To get the details on my Mystery Hostess give away CLICK HERE!!

May 28, 2013

MCT Gift Certificate Winner!

Hello! I'm sorry I'm late picking the winner of the My Creative Time gift certificate! We have been non stop for the last few days! It's been a AWESOME weekend and I hope you enjoyed your's too! Again, I want to thank Joy for letting me guest design last week! It was such a honor! I also want to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving the SWEETEST comments! You don't know how much each one truly brightened my day and how excited I was reading each and every one of them! Thank you!! The winner of the My Creative Time gift certificate is...............drumroll................A BIG CONGRATS to............


21 
Sherrie K. said...
What a super cute card! I love the family cut and the clothing is super cute! I love how you stamped the inside with 2 sentiments and 2 ink colors:) So fun!
Thanks for sharing your awesome projects! So inspiring!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Congratulations Sherrie! Please email me with your info at Tobusyscrapping@bellsouth.net! 

Thanks again everyone!! Hugs, Leanne

May 25, 2013

Only a few more days left!!


Mystery Hostess!!


Hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I wanted to let you all know there is only a few more days left in my Mystery Hostess giveaway! Over the last week, I've saw where some of you expressed that you would love to have the Art Philosophy cartridge. Why not order it today! This cartridge has 700 images from fonts, shapes, to 3D items! I know you will LOVE it! It also comes with 3 9x12 sheets of dimensional elements and 3 D size stamp sets that coordinate! If you have any questions or need any help please feel free to email me or if you would like to speak to me personally my number is listed on my CTMH website! I really would love to earn your business! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Leanne

Below is the details for the Mystery Hostess Giveaway!
 
Hello everyone!! I hope you are having a AWESOME week!! I'm needing some help PLEASE! I really want to continue to sell Close To My Heart and need to figure out a way to EARN your business! Over the last few months I know I haven't put 100% into it and I apologize. We've just had a "BIG" cut in pay so now I need to get focused!! I decided to start off with something fun and also a way that you have a chance at some free product! Over on my Close To My Heart website I have started a Mystery Hostess party! Starting today, May 8th and ending on May 31st just place a order of $25 (before tax & shipping) and you will be entered into winning the hostess rewards! Also, whoever wins will get this awesome Dream Pop paper pack for FREE!! If the total of the Mystery Hostess Gathering reaches $300 in sales I will let the winner pick out one stamp set of their choice (on me) for free and if it reaches $500 I will let you pick out two!! You MUST join the Mystery Hostess party to be qualified. If you need any help or have any questions please remember I'm just a email or phone call away and would LOVE to help! Also, one last surprise before I go! Anyone that shares this post on their blog and/or Facebook will be entered into a separate drawing! Just be sure to leave me a comment letting me know you shared! Hugs, Leanne

                                     Click HERE to go to my CTMH website

                                                    THANK YOU!!!

May 24, 2013

My last day - Day 5!





Hello! Today is my last day guest designing on Joy's Blog.  I want to start this day off with a BIG THANK YOU to Joy for having me! Thank you for letting me take over this week! I also want to say THANK YOU to all that have visited me and left such sweet comments! Each one truly brightened my day! I hope I have inspired you to get your cricuts chirping!

For my last project, I have a super simple and quick card to share using the Jolly Holiday Lite cartridge. I know this is a Christmas cartridge hee hee but I love finding ways to use it year around! For example, this little penguin goes perfect with My Creative Time's, I'm Here For Your Rain Or Shine stamp set! The sentiment, puddle, and little splashes are all from this set!





I added some Liquid Glass to the umbrella, puddle, and splashes. I left the inside of my card blank for now. Like I mentioned earlier, this was super quick and easy! I love those kind of cards!

 This has been such a fun week! Many, many, MANY thanks again to Joy for letting me share my projects on her blog! Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Leanne

GIVEAWAY!
Leave me a comment here AND on Obsessed with Scrapbooking, follow my blog and I'll pick one lucky winner Sunday!The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to My Creative Time! I'll announce the winner next Monday on my blog, you will have till 11:59 central time Sunday night to comment! Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!!

*I'm also doing a Mystery Hostess this month!! To get more details on that please CLICK HERE*


May 23, 2013

Day Four - From our family to yours!



Good morning! I hope everyone is having a AWESOME week! I've enjoyed being on Joy's Blog SO much and hate that it's getting close to the end!

This week is graduation at our local High School. My cousin's daughter will be graduating and I wanted to make her a card! I used Cricut Essentials for the frame (cut once in kraft and again in pattern paper). The family is from the cartridge Pack Your Bags!


I used the background stamps in the My Creative Time's, Build A Banner set on their clothes. I used the polka dots for the woman and little girl and chose to go with the stripes for the man and little boy! I used the Stitched oval die and heat embossed a sentiment from the From Our Family to Yours set.



For the inside of my card, I used another one of My Creative Time sets, Follow Your Dreams. I did one sentiment in black and the other one in red. I also used the diploma that comes in the set!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my final day as guest designer on Joy's Blog! Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Leanne

GIVEAWAY!

Leave me a comment here AND on my blog CreatedbyLeanne, follow my blog and I'll pick one lucky winner Sunday!

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to My Creative Time! I'll announce the winner next Monday on my blog, you will have till 11:59 central time Sunday night to comment! Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!!

*I'm also doing a Mystery Hostess this month!! To get more details on that please CLICK HERE*


May 22, 2013

Day Three and 3D Wednesday!!



Hello! I'm back with day three of stealing guest designing for Joy's Blog! It's also my turn for 3D Wednesday over on My Creative Time! So, I'm doing a combined post! For those of you coming from Joy's Blog that are not familiar with My Creative Time CLICK HERE to browse her store. She has some AWESOME stamps and dies!! I can't believe the week is almost over! I hope you are all enjoying because I'm having a BLAST!!

Today, I have a baby gift to share with you! The french fry box (or that's what I call it lol) is from the Art Philosophy cartridge. The cute little baby in the bath tub is from the Baby Steps cartridge. The sweet little face is from PK-650 Just Baby Face assortment.


I used one of the background stamps in My Creative Time's, Build a Banner set to add polka dots to the bath tub. I also used My Creative Time's, Scallop And Stitched circle dies and stamped a sentiment from Many Greetings on top. I added some hemp to the back for my bow. Last I added some burlap under the tub to represent a bath rug!

Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back again tomorrow! Hugs, Leanne

If you haven't purchased the Art Philosophy cartridge and would like to CLICK HERE!

GIVEAWAYS!

Leave me a comment here AND on Obsessed with Scrapbooking, FOLLOW my blog and I'll pick one lucky winner Sunday!The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to My Creative Time! I'll announce the winner next Monday on my blog, you will have till 11:59 central time Sunday night to comment! Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!!

*I'm also doing a Mystery Hostess this month!! To get more details on that please CLICK HERE*




May 21, 2013

Day Two - Some seek happiness...



Good morning! Thank you so much for joining me on day two of guest designing on Joy's Blog! Also, another shout out to Joy for having me! 

I have another fun card to share with you today! For this card, I've used two of the cricut lite cartridges Fun In the Sun and Celebrate With Flourish. This man reminds me so much of my hubby that I can't help but chuckle every time I look at him! Maybe not so much the belly but the hair or shall I say the LACK of hair LOL! 



I used one of the background stamps from My Creative Time's, Spring Chicken Background set to stamp a floral pattern on his shirt. I love how that jazzed it up a notch! I added a small amount of stickles to represent sand and also to give a little sparkle :) The sentiment on the front is from My Creative Time's, Inspiring Words Accents stamp set.


For the inside of my card, I've used a sentiment from My Creative Time's, More of My Favorite Sayings.

Thanks for stopping by but don't forget....

GIVEAWAYS!

Leave me a comment here AND on Obessed with Scrapbooking, follow my blog and I'll pick one lucky winner Sunday!
The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to My Creative Time! I'll announce the winner next Monday on my blog, you will have till 11:59 central time Sunday night to comment! Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!!

*I'm also doing a Mystery Hostess this month!! To get more details on that please CLICK HERE*


May 20, 2013

Guest Designer at Obsessed with Scrapbooking!!




Good morning peeps! I am so very EXCITED and HONORED to be Joy's (Obsessed with Scrapbooking) guest designer this week! It's going to be such a FUN week! Thank you Joy for letting me high jack your blog all week! I'm super STOKED!!! I also promise to try to keep my post super short and sweet here and there (who wants to hear me ramble anyways!) Okay....lets get started...

My first project I'd like to share with you today is a card I've made for my husband! Father's Day is just around the corner and this year I didn't want to wait till the last minute (like I normally do) to make his card! I've used the solutions cartridge, Camp Out for the frame. The cowboy on the horse, the desert background, and the badge were all cut from the Yee Haw cartridge. Just a FYI, my husband has always secretly wanted to be a cowboy hee hee so I think he will love this! On top of the badge, I've used hemp to make a bow and  one of the buttons from My Creative Time's, Stitched Button Dies set. The sentiments are also by My Creative Time! For the front, I've used the set, Turn That Frown Upside Down For the inside, I've used the sets Lots of Love and Here's Lookin at You. Sorry about the photo! I have such a hard time taking pictures of the inside of my cards!



Here's another view....


I will be here all week with more cards and I even have a 3D item to share! It's going to be a FUN week and I hope that you will come back and visit each day! Have a GREAT day and thanks for looking! 
Hugs, Leanne

GIVEAWAY!!!

In honor of Joy letting me guest design this week I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway! Leave me a comment here AND on Joy's Blog (I would LOVE for you to follow my blog also) and I'll pick one lucky winner Sunday! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to My Creative Time! I'll announce the winner next Monday on my blog, you will have till 11:59 central time Sunday night to comment! Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!!


This month I am also doing a Mystery Hostess CLICK HERE to get all the details!

May 13, 2013

New card to share!


Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Mine was great! I am BEYOND blessed with the GREATEST Mom and so thankful I still get to share this special day with her! I not only got to share it with her but also with my son and my two sweet grand babies! It was a AWESOME day!

I wanted to enter this card into a challenge over on the Silhouette Blog but unfortunately I was late and didn't get it entered in time! Just so happens, I had already purchased this file before I even knew about the challenge! I have had my eye on this bird banner for a while and the challenge just gave me the push I needed to use it! I also used several other different products on my card! The road and car are from CTMH D1541 Fast and Furious. I stamped the car twice, once in Indian Corn Blue and then again in Black. The sentiment is from CTMH B1420 Hello Tweety. I used my sponge dauber and the color Sky to make my background. The tree border is a punch. I used PK-562 Gnomegrown for the flowers. I just cut some little strips of brown card stock to make my poles.


Just a reminder that my Mystery Hostess party is still going on! Be sure to get all the details HERE! This week might be a little quiet for me here on the Blog because next week I'm guest designing and preparing for that! I'm still available for any questions or if you need any help on anything don't hesitate to contact me! Thanks for looking! Hugs, Leanne

May 10, 2013

Emma's Birthday Blog Hop!!


Good morning all my crafty peeps!! Are you glad it's Friday?! I know I am!! Today is Emma's Birthday and we are celebrating by having a Birthday Hop! You should be arriving here from my sweet friend Kim's Blog but if not and you want to start at the beginning head over to Emma's Blog where the party starts!  Happy Birthday Emma! I hope you have a AWESOME Birthday! You DESERVE it!! I'm so BLESSED to call you my friend :)

For my card, I've used My Creative Time's, Celebrate Good Times stamp set. The set also includes this cute ice cream cone die! I added Liquid Glass to the cherry but in the photo it's hard to tell. I used a embossing folder that I got at Hobby Lobby but I'm sorry I can't remember the name of it :( If I remember correctly it's by The Paper Studio. I added some faux stitching using a white jelly roll pen. The background shape is part of a file I purchased from the Silhouette store (I won't go into detail what happened to the rest of the file but let's just say my garbage can needs emptying hee hee) I also used another sentiment from this set "Happy Birthday Sweetie" to the inside of my card.


Again, I want to say Happy Birthday Emma! Thanks for looking and now it's time to head over to the talented Liz's Blog! But before you leave check out the AWESOME giveaway below!! Hugs, Leanne


BIRTHDAY GIVE AWAY ALERT!
How would YOU like to be the LUCKY winner of this FABULOUS  “Project Life COMPLETE Scrapbook Kit BLUSH EDITION”?  Yep, Miss Emma had ordered an extra one to giveaway for this special day! ;)  All you have to do is leave a comment at EACH stop in this hop!  For additional entries you can spread the word on facebook to all of YOUR friends! Once you do that, go ahead & visit my facebook page HERE & let me know that you did so!  This is a FABULOUS prize so "Good Luck!"

***SALE ALERT***
Okay, are you all ready for an AMAZING sale as well? For THIS WEEKEND ONLY, please use this code: BDAY42  at checkout to get 20% off of your purchase! You can start shopping HERE! This sale will end on Sunday, May 12th at midnight PST!  As a Birthday present from ME to all of YOU, I am giving away this ADORABLE stamp set to orders placed THIS WEEKEND ONLY! There is a $20 minimum order required to receive free stamp set!



 ***All orders from this sale will start shipping out on Monday, May 13th~! My Mom will be having the weekend OFF for Mother's day!;)



Blog hop line up:


I'm doing a Mystery Hostess this month for Close To My Heart click HERE to get the details!!




May 9, 2013

The Simple Life...


Good morning and Happy Thursday!! It's such a BEAUTIFUL day here today! We have been having so much rain the last few weeks it's nice to finally see the sun smiling down on us! I hope you are getting to enjoy some sunshine in your neck of the woods too!

I have a quick and simple card to share with you today using CTMH Country Born stamp set! I started out by using water color paper, my CTMH water brush, and CTMH Exclusive inks (Sky, Pear, & Champagne).   I used Pear for the grass, Sky for the Sky (hee hee), and Champagne for the horse and colt. I also went back over the grass with the Champagne just to give it more of a grassy ground look. I dried it using my heating tool before I stamped my image and sentiment. Using our Black Archival ink, I stamped the image and my sentiment (also included in this set)


I used a distressing tool to go around the edges and then matted it in black. I had so much fun playing with my water color brush and my inks! I can't wait to use them again! If you missed my last post you really need to go back and read how you can be this month's Mystery Hostess! Thanks for looking! I'm off to meet my son at the court house to reapply for a truck title that HE lost and to do a little bit of grandbaby shopping hee hee!! Have a awesome day! Hugs, Leanne

If your interested in purchasing any of the products I've used for my card click on the links up above or click HERE to go straight to my CTMH website!


May 8, 2013

Mystery Hostess!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are having a AWESOME week!! I'm needing some help PLEASE! I really want to continue to sell Close To My Heart and need to figure out a way to EARN your business! Over the last few months I know I haven't put 100% into it and I apologize. We've just had a "BIG" cut in pay so now I need to get focused!! I decided to start off with something fun and also a way that you have a chance at some free product! Over on my Close To My Heart website I have started a Mystery Hostess party! Starting today, May 8th and ending on May 31st just place a order of $25 (before tax & shipping) and you will be entered into winning the hostess rewards! Also, whoever wins will get this awesome Dream Pop paper pack for FREE!! If the total of the Mystery Hostess Gathering reaches $300 in sales I will let the winner pick out one stamp set of their choice (on me) for free and if it reaches $500 I will let you pick out two!! You MUST join the Mystery Hostess party to be qualified. If you need any help or have any questions please remember I'm just a email or phone call away and would LOVE to help! Also, one last surprise before I go! Anyone that shares this post on their blog and/or Facebook will be entered into a separate drawing! Just be sure to leave me a comment letting me know you shared! Hugs, Leanne

                                     Click HERE to go to my CTMH website

                                                    THANK YOU!!!



May 6, 2013

Dream Pop!!


Hello everyone! I'm just now getting a chance to sit down and share the AWESOME promotion that CTMH is offering in honor of National Scrapbooking Month! In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing! Also, consider hosting this month: Hostesses receive one paper packet free with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more.

*Shipping/handling and tax apply. Not available for purchase at full retail. Offer valid May 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. Qualifying purchases must be current, retail-priced product.

Dates: Offer valid May 1–31, 2013.



Click HERE to order yours today!!

Hugs, Leanne

May 2, 2013

MCT Designer Challenge Thursday!


Hello! I promise I haven't fell off the face of the earth (even if sometimes it feels like it lol). I spoke to soon on my computer being fixed :( My hard drive decided to pass on over to hard drive heaven (there's also that slight possibility it went to the bad place too since it was being such a pain in my a**) Thank goodness my computer is still under warranty so I was able to get a technician out and he got me back up and going again!  I also want to say that you for all the get well wishes and prayers for Jayden! He is home but still not back to his little bubbly self yet.

Today is Designer Challenge Thursday over at My Creative Time! Design Team member, Glora has challenged us to make a set of four 3 x 3 cards with a animal theme. Graduation is just around the corner and I'm sure the Graduation invites will be hitting the mail box soon! I have several friends (and family too) with kids that will be graduating so I thought I might get a jump start! 3 x 3 cards are perfect to add in with your gift! I kept mine pretty simple using the same design on all four cards. The owl is a svg file by Miss Kate Cuttables (I got mine from the silhouette store) I used my Imagine and the Imagine cartridge, Notebook Doodles for the paper background.  I used Emma's, Follow Your Dreams for the inside sentiments.



I'm hoping to get back into some type of crafting routine real soon! I went from leading a boring life (but perfectly happy because I had plenty of time to craft) to what seems like the President's job (okay, maybe I should use another example hee hee) Anyhoo, it seems like I never have enough time in the day to accomplish everything I want to accomplish but I guess that's just part of life and I've got to learn to juggle it a little better! Hope you have a great day and I'm glad you stopped by to see what was happening in my neck of the woods! Hugs, Leanne

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