Sep 30, 2013

Wishing You Joy


Hey ya'll! Happy Monday :) I hope you all had a super weekend! I "think" this might be the last card (or at least for a few days) that I have to share with you using the Always Grateful set! I can't swear to it but for now I'm going to try to put it aside to start playing with some of my other sets that need some luvin :)

For this card, the trees are from the Always Grateful stamp set (DUH bahahaha). I stamped them using our Exclusive ink, Sweet Leaf. The polar bear, sentiment, and snowflakes are from the CTMH set called, Polar Bear Holiday. I used my copics to color him. I made the water using our Exclusive ink, Sky and a sponge dauber. The snowflakes were also stamped using this same color of ink. The sentiment was stamped using our black ink. You can't tell it by the photo but I've used a StarDust JellyRoll pen and went over pretty much everything on the card to add some sparkle! You can really tell it in person wished the photo showed it! I've rounded the corners with a corner rounder. I may have went just a tad bit overboard with the snowflakes! I need to remember sometimes less is more lol!

Well, I guess that's a wrap for me today! I'm working hard trying to make up for not posting as much over the last few weeks! If your not a follower I'd love for you to be (not mandatory only if you like what you see and want to be!) Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!! I hope you all have a GREAT week and that we ALL have some time this week to get inky! Hugs, Leanne

If you would like to purchase either of these stamp sets Always Grateful (which you know I HIGHLY recommend hee hee) or Polar Bear Holiday (which is absolutely the CUTEST) click HERE to head over to my Close To My Heart Website! I appreciate your business so much and I'm here for you have any questions or need any help just contact me! Hugs, Leanne

Sep 29, 2013

May the beauty of Christmas...


Hello! I'm back with another card to share with you today! I mentioned in my post yesterday about going tree crazy last year and see it happening again this year (let's just say you've been warned)!! It's starting all over again hee hee! I absolutely LOVE the Always Grateful stamp set by Close To My Heart!! The ideas and possibilities are just endless! It's one that I can see using all year long!

For my card, I did a little bit of masking and sponged my water using a sponge dauber and our Exclusive ink in the color Sky. I stamped the trees using the color Sweet Leaf. I then used my cricut and the cartridge Wild Life to cut my deer's. I inked the edges of the deer using our Chocolate ink. The snow is made by using our Liquid Applique (this stuff is so cool!) I used my heat gun to make it puff up. The sentiment is from a retired set called The Beauty of Christmas. I used it because I thought it went well with my little scene! I stamped the sentiment using another one of our Exclusive inks, Cashmere

"If" I were only allowed to recommend one stamp set from our catalog this would have to be the set I choose! I'm having such a ball getting inky with it hee hee! Seriously ladies go grab this one up you won't be disappointed in it and will be thanking me for it later!!! To order this set CLICK HERE. If you have any questions or need any help please don't hesitate to contact me! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Hugs, Leanne

September is coming to a end so just wanted to remind you again of the September promotions...


You can get the D size stamp set, Poster Tidings for just $5 when you place a order of $50! It retails for $17.95 that's a 70% savings! Also, this month when you make a purchase of $50 or more you can take advantage of the promotion CTMH is offering in September for National Stamping Month! You can get the stamp trio, You Are My Happy for just $10! These three stamp sets retail for $47.90! That's a HUGE savings! 


 Click HERE to go to my CTMH website


Sep 28, 2013

Fall Card!


Hello everyone! You can tell that Fall is in the air! It feels wonderful outside! I love the cooler days but I have to be honest I still get the sniffles thinking that summer is once again gone! I sure don't like replacing my shorts and flip flops with jeans or sweatpants! 

I watched a you tube video on mirroring images and thought I would give it a try! It was actually really easy! Mine still didn't turn out jaw dropping like the one in the video but I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out! I used another one of my new CTMH stamp sets called Always Grateful. When I first laid eyes on this set I knew I HAD to have it! I'm such a sucker for trees! I think it was last year I went tree crazy on a lot of my cards and I can see it happening all over again hee hee! I also used our Exclusive inks in Autumn Terracotta, GoldRush, Chocolate, Sky, and Sweet Leaf. Absolutely love these inks! The colors are so pretty and stamping with them gives you such a clean crisp image! This card took probably less than 10 minutes to make but I hope when you look at it you think it took hours bahahaha or at least the person I send it to will! 

My hubby is having to work this weekend so I'm hoping I can get in my craft room and play! Seems like when these opportunities arise I for seem reason feel wiped out and usually wind up taking way to many naps! Maybe today will be better! I have noticed that with the weather change EVER bone in my body seems to be aching! I know it's not helping my MS but I'm still doing better than a few weeks ago! My arms/wrists are still giving me fits. I've been told it's just going to take time. I've always been a impatient person so I'm now "trying" to get better and still just taking it one day at a time and thanking God for every little sign of improvement each day. I've been approved for a new medicine and hopefully by the end of next week or week after I can start my treatments :) Anyhoo, I hope you all have a fabby weekend and I appreciate you stopping by my Blog! Hugs, Leanne

September Promotions (Only have this weekend don't miss out order yours today!)

Here's a look at September's Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings


You can get the D size stamp set, Poster Tidings for just $5 when you place a order of $50! It retails for $17.95 that's a 70% savings! Also, this month when you make a purchase of $50 or more you can take advantage of the promotion CTMH is offering in September for National Stamping Month! You can get the stamp trio, You Are My Happy for just $10! These three stamp sets retail for $47.90! That's a HUGE savings! 


 Click HERE to go to my CTMH website



Sep 27, 2013

fangs for the memories!


Hello all my crafty peeps! I'm back with another Halloween card! I guess you've noticed my little Dracula has been up to NO good hee hee! He's been rather naughty but I guess that's what Dracula's do huh?! Anyhoo, he's from the CTMH cute set, Creepy Creatures! The sentiment, bats, and mouse are also from this set too! For the blood splatters, (I know gross!) I've used a older set from CTMH called Instant Memories (hee hee this stamp set name fits this scene too!!) The punch is by Martha Stewart. Can anybody out there remember when this punch was the hottest thing and so hard to find?!! I sure do! I remember going crazy trying to find it! Sad that I had to knock the dust off to use it now lol!! I wanted to hide him behind something so I cut a fence with my Cameo and a file from the Silhouette store. I just thought it might make the card a fun little surprise!  I've stamped everything using CTMH Exclusive inks (which I absolutely LOVE).


Fangs for looking bahahaha and I hope everyone has a AWESOME weekend!  Hugs, Leanne

September Promotions (This month is almost over so don't miss out!!)

Here's a look at September's Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings


You can get the D size stamp set, Poster Tidings for just $5 when you place a order of $50! It retails for $17.95 that's a 70% savings! Also, this month when you make a purchase of $50 or more you can take advantage of the promotion CTMH is offering in September for National Stamping Month! You can get the stamp trio, You Are My Happy for just $10! These three stamp sets retail for $47.90! That's a HUGE savings! 


Don't miss out on these great promotions for September!! Order yours today! If I can help you in any way please let me know! Click HERE to go to my CTMH website! Please help me get my business up and going! Thanks for stopping by my Blog and I hope you have a AWESOME day! Hugs, Leanne



Sep 26, 2013

My Creative Time Thrifty Thursday!


Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week! I can't believe it's Fall and Halloween is just around the corner! I am looking forward to Halloween! We have both of our grand kids costumes ordered and I can't wait to see how cute they are going to be all dressed up! 

Today is Thrifty Thursday over at My Creative Time. Our challenge this time was to create any project, card, scrapbook page, or altered item using leftovers and scraps. This was the PERFECT challenge for me! I have TONS and TONS of scraps! I am a HOARDER of scraps and will never in my lifetime use them up! My entire card is made using scraps from my solid card stock stash!

For my card, I've used a file from Miss Kate Cuttables called Cute Flying Witch. I can't remember which day but it was a freebie she had on her site this month. You can also find it in the Silhouette store! I think she turned out so cute! For her face, I used PK-640 Princess Face Assortment. The sentiment is from MCT's Fright night. The little stars are from MCT's Spooky Starry Night stamp set. I've used CTMH Exclusive inks to stamp and to shade all the edges. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the week! Hugs, Leanne



Sep 23, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E04): Spooky Halloween Layouts



Happy Monday ya'll! I'm sorry I don't have any projects to share with you today :(  I thought I would share this video with you on how you can use the Artbooking cartridge to create really fun Halloween layouts! Speaking of Halloween, we got Jayden's and Karsyn's Halloween costumes ordered over the weekend and they should be arriving by the end of the week! They are going to be sooooo cute! Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy the video and if you haven't purchased your Artbooking cartridge yet and would like to click HERE to my CTMH website! I appreciate your business and if there is anything I can help you with please let me know! Hugs, Leanne


Sep 19, 2013

MCT Designer Challenge Thursday!


Good morning! Welcome to another Designer Challenge over at My Creative Time! The host this time is our very talented Cindy! She challenged us to make any project using a Birthday theme and of course Emma's stamps and dies!

I fell in love with this little fishy from the Silhouette store! The seaweed is also from there too but it's a separate file. I looked through my paper stash and lucked up! I found a piece of sand pattern paper I had picked up eons ago from Hobby Lobby! I'm pretty sure that's where the blue pattern paper came from too! The sentiment is from My Creative Time's, More of My Favorite Sayings stamp set.

Now head over to Emma's Blog to see what the other very talented ladies have made! Be sure to play along and link up your projects too! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a super duper great day!
                                                                      Hugs, Leanne

Sep 18, 2013

September Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings


Happy Hump Day! I hope everything is going great in your neck of the woods :) I'm still just taking it a day at a time! I feel like this week I've taken a few steps backwards put still trying to stay positive. They have put me back on steroids (fun, fun) and trying to get me approved for a new medicine. I'm also still trying to stay crafty it seems to lift my spirits!

Today, I wanted to share a card I've made using this months Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings and a background stamp from the set, D1559 Geometric Backgrounds. I did this stamp a little different than I normally do but LOVE how it came out! Instead of stamping the image with a stamp pad, I used my sponge daubers and used three different inks to get this look. I used our Exclusive ink in Chocolate, Autumn Terracotta, and Honey. I then inked around the edges using the three colors again. I stamped the checkered background stamp from the Geometric Backgrounds using Chocolate ink. I'm not sure if you can tell on the background cardstock I used a cuttlebug folder. I'm not sure of the name but it has fall leaves on it. I did this after I stamped the checkered background. I used my sponge dauber and lightly went over the leaves with the Honey ink. The little leaves are from a punch and I've used some hemp to tie a small bow. To finish the card off I added some faux stitching around the edges. 

Here's a look at September's Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings


You can get the D size stamp set, Poster Tidings for just $5 when you place a order of $50! It retails for $17.95 that's a 70% savings! Also, this month when you make a purchase of $50 or more you can take advantage of the promotion CTMH is offering in September for National Stamping Month! You can get the stamp trio, You Are My Happy for just $10! These three stamp sets retail for $47.90! That's a HUGE savings! 


Don't miss out on these great promotions for September!! Order yours today! If I can help you in any way please let me know! Click HERE to go to my CTMH website! Please help me get my business up and going! Thanks for stopping by my Blog and I hope you have a AWESOME day! Hugs, Leanne

Sep 17, 2013

MCT Tag It Tuesday


Good morning ya'll! Today is Tag It Tuesday over at My Creative Time! I don't know why I don't make more of these they are so fun to do!

For my tag, I went with a Halloween theme! My little Dracula peeker is from the Silhouette Store. I've used Emma's Tag Dies for my tag. The frame is Emma's, Stitched Postage Frame die. You can't tell by the photo but I did cut three of these out to give some dimension. For the bats and the sentiment I've used one of her newer sets, Fright Night. I've used Liquid Glass to the bats and Dracula's eyes. The black striped grosgrain ribbon is by CTMH. The button and twine is from my stash. 

Be sure to head over to see what Emma and the other Design Team ladies made! I'm sorry having to keep this short today not having a great day with my arm. Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs, Leanne

Sep 16, 2013

Merry Sweet Christmas


Happy Monday ya'll! I hope you had a great weekend! We did, it just went by to fast! I have another card to share using CTMH's C1563 Cityscape stamp set. For this card, I changed it up a bit and made my 1st Christmas card for this year! This is such a fun set to play with!

I started by stamping my buildings using our Exclusive ink in Black. I also used the little bare tree this time (isn't he cute hee hee). I added some crystal stickles to my buildings (which for some reason when it dried the stickles look green). For my sentiment, I used another one of my new sets, D1557 Candyland. I stamped it using our Exclusive ink in Cranberry. Next, I heat embossed my snowflakes with white embossing powder. The little snowflake is from C1560 Wintry Wishes (this set is a hostess item). I then used my white jelly roll pen and made my own little dots for more little snowflakes!

Thank you SO much for dropping by my Blog today! I hope I've inspired you in some way with this stamp set! If there is anything I can help you with PLEASE don't hesitate! I'm here to help you in anyway that I can! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leanne

                                                  September Specials


Click to Enlarge

For the month of September when you spend $50 you qualify to receive this stamp set trio for $10.00! The retail is $47.90 so this is a GREAT deal!! Don't forgot also for spending $50 you can get this month's Stamp of the Month for $5 too!! Here is a look at it...

If you are interested in purchasing any of the stamp sets used for my card today or to take advantage of the above promotions please click HERE to my CTMH website! I appreciate your business so much!


Sep 13, 2013

Cityscape Card


Howdy! I'm so excited! I got my CTMH order in and have lots of new goodies to play with! I'm not sure if I did this set justice but I sure had fun creating my little scene using C1563 Cityscape and a sentiment from this months promotion CC1025 You Are My Happy!

I started by stamping some of the buildings using CTMH Exclusive ink black and a few using the color Slate. Two of the buildings were stamped onto card stock and hand cut out. I used Indian Corn Summer and Outdoor Denim for the water. The sun is part of the Cityscape set and I used the color Honey to stamp it with. I used the color Sky and MCT's Stitched Cartoon Cloud die for my sky background. I also added Liquid Glass to the buildings. Here is a look at the stamp set trio for National Stamping Month (click to enlarge)...


For the month of September when you spend $50 you qualify to receive this stamp set trio for $10.00! The retail is $47.90 so this is a GREAT deal!! Don't forgot also for spending $50 you can get this month's Stamp of the Month for $5 too!! Here is a look at it...

If your interested in getting any of these products click HERE to go to my CTMH Website! Thanks for looking and have a GREAT weekend! Hugs, Leanne




Sep 11, 2013

MCT Stamp of the Month!


Howdy! I hope everyone is having a great week! I'm slowly but surely starting to feel better :) Thank you all that have sent me sweet get well wishes and for keeping me in your prayers, it meant the world to me! We were also able to get away for a few days last week! We left last Thursday for the Smokey Mountains and came home on Sunday. It was soooo nice just to get away! I had to really take things slow and even had to go back to the room and rest but we still had a great time! 

This month Emma has picked two stamp sets for the Stamp of the Month! They are So Grateful for You and Home Sewn. These are two awesome sets! Now is a great time to add them to your collection because Emma is offering FREE SHIPPING if you order either one or both!

I've used So Grateful for You for my card today.  I used MCT Tag Dies for my scallop tag. I did trim off the top of it where the hole was. I then used MCT's Stitched Umbrella die for my umbrella. I cut it out several different times to get the colors I was wanting. I used the Stitched Cartoon Cloud dies for my clouds. I also used the stamp set, I'm Here For You Rain or Shine for the water puddles and rain drops. I also used a sentiment from this set for the inside of my card....


For the sentiments on the front, I stamped them using CTMH Exclusive ink, Slate. I used Emma's die, Vintage Stitched Label dies for the banner. I also used one of my favorite CTMH stamp sets for the border around the edges called C1459 Stitched Together. It's still available now in our Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book. 


Be sure to check out Emma's Blog for more great inspiration using these two sets! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Leanne


Sep 4, 2013

Thank you card!


Happy hump day! I have to say this morning is better :) Not great, but better and I'm taking every little step and counting it as a blessing and a step forward to my road to recovery! 

It takes me triple the time to make a card now but to be honest it sure helps take my mind off of things! I have several thank you cards that I need to make so this is what I came up with. I used the CTMH Artbooking for the back ground overlay. You can find  it on page 67 in the handbook. The bee is from the solutions cartridge, Home Decor. The background splatters (which is what I'm calling my honey splatters hee hee) are from a CTMH stamp set, C1466 Instant Memories (retired). I stamped them using CTMH's Exclusive Ink, Buttercup. The little flourish (my bee trail) is also from this set. I used MCT's, So Grateful for You for the sentiments. I also used MCT's Curvy Label and Stitched Curvy Label dies to stamp my thank you on. 

I also just wanted to say I got my inspirations from this GORGEOUS card! It really caught my eye! It gave me the jump start that I needed :) Thank you for dropping by today! I hope you all have a great rest of the week! Many hugs, Leanne

P.S. I've got a HUGE order in for lots of the new stamp sets in our new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book! I can't wait and so excited to get to show you more projects using the new sets!


September Specials


Get an exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.
*Offer valid September 1-30, 2013. Placing a minimum order of $50 is required for qualification.


Click to Enlarge



September Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings available from September 1-30. With any purchase of $50 you qualify to receive this set for just $5.00!!!

Click HERE to shop at my CTMH website!



Sep 2, 2013

Halloween card using Artbooking Cartridge


Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone  is enjoying your Holiday weekend. We canceled our vacation :( Not only because of my health but we are having other things going on and it's no way we can leave now anyway. Maybe later we can try planning it again :)

I miss crafting so bad! Maybe it won't be many more weeks and all this will be over with! Making this card was almost the death of me hee hee but I finished it wooo hoooo!! I've had this in my head the last few days and decided today I needed to get my mind focused in on something other than my problems or I'm fixing to go crazy!! Anyhoo, This WHOLE card (other than the sentiment) was made using the CTMH Artbooking cartridge! I can't tell you how much I LOVE this cartridge!! Did you also know they did the update for the Gypsy? Yup, you can now link it to your Gypsy yipee!!! I've used the photo mat found on page 70 of the handbook. The moon with the bats cut out is found on page 71. What's neat also, I was able to use the bat (that was cut from the moon) as a embellishment! The cute owl is found on page 84 and I used googly eyes instead of the eyes that were cut. I also used one of the stamp sets (My Life) that came with the Artbooking Cartridge to stamp my sentiment on. I just love how we have stamps that coordinate with our cartridges! The sentiment is from last years fall/winter catalog and has been retired but I thought it would work great with this owl! I used a paper stack I picked up at Hobby Lobby last year (or the year before can't remember) by The Paper Studio. 

September Specials


Get an exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.
*Offer valid September 1-30, 2013. Placing a minimum order of $50 is required for qualification.


September Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings available from September 1-30. With any purchase of $50 you qualify to receive this set for just $5.00!!!

Click HERE to shop at my CTMH website!


LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...