Dec 30, 2014

Happy New Year!!


Hello! I know it's a day early but I wanted to share a card I made to ring in the new year! We've got a super WILD night planned and not sure if I will be in any shape to share on New Year's.........NOT!!! Bahahaha did I have you going??!!! We do have plan's but they are about as tamed as you can get! My mother in law is cooking supper for us and then we plan on spending the night playing cards :)

This was a super quick card to make! I used the print feature on my cameo for the fireworks and the Happy New Year 2015. Both of those files came from the Silhouette Store. I outlined the fireworks using my Jellyroll Stardust pen. I also added a few sequins for a little bling. The cityscape is a die I found at Hobby Lobby awhile back and have never had a chance to use it :)


Thanks for stopping by! Happy Happy New Year!! I'll see ya back here tomorrow when I can finally share my BIG news :) :) :)

Hugs, Leanne


A look back in 2014!


Good morning! As the new year is approaching, I thought I would share some of my favorite cards from this past year! It's so hard to believe that this year is coming to a end! 

With the new year comes new changes :) I was honored to be on Emma's team for the last four years and have always enjoyed working with her products! Change sometimes is hard but sometimes it also leads to new adventures! I'm excited to get to share my BIG news on the 1st! I'm truly excited and also very honored for this new adventure I will be taking in 2015!! Stay tuned I'm just counting down the days till I can share!!

I think most people I saw shared their top 10 projects of the year but I'm going to bend it with just a few more hee hee! I hope you enjoy looking back with me! In one way or another these projects have touched my heart and I enjoyed making each one! Okay, enough rambling onto my projects!!



















Happy New Years to you and your family! See you back here on January 1st!!
HUGE Hugs, Leanne

Dec 22, 2014

SVG Cutting Files Guest Designer!!!


Good morning!! I know I said I was taking a break till the 1st of the year but I wanted to share some exciting news!! SVG Cutting Files recently did a guest design team call and eekkk guess what??!! I was chose for the month of January!! Woooo Hooooo!! I'm super honored and excited! I LOVE Ann's files and look forward to playing with them! 

I also wanted to share the card I sent in for my submission :) I used the svg file, Kawaii String of Lights. I just love these bulbs (reminds me of the lights that were on my grandparents tree minus the faces hee hee). Speaking of faces, I used the cute set PK-1357 Sweet of You face assortment to bring these little bulbs to life! I used MCT Boughs of Holly for the background branches. I stamped the branches several different times in length and also using different shades of green ink. I also added some highlights using my white jellyroll pen. The sentiment is from MCT You're Brilliant. I added liquid glass to the bulbs and some red stickles to the berries. Oh and I almost forgot to mention, I used some pop dots underneath the bulbs to add some dimension :) 


We are having our Christmas tonight with my son and his family! I'm excited to see my grand-babies open their gifts!! They are both so precious! Like the sentiment I used, my world is brighter with them in it!! Okay, I must get off and start cooking!! Merry Christmas!!
Hugs, Leanne 

Dec 19, 2014

MCT Friendship Blog Hop!


Good morning! I hope you all have had a AWESOME week and now ready to kick back for the weekend!! The closer we get to Christmas the crazier it get's around our house hee hee! Thank goodness it's a crazy that I love! 

 Welcome to our Friendship Hop! You should be arriving here from Candace's Blog. I also included the line up at the bottom of my post just in case you happen to have stumbled upon my blog :) Today will be my very last project as a MCT designer. It's been fun! I will always consider these ladies my friends! I'm looking forward to 2015 and can't wait to see what all new things heading MCT's way and also to the new and exciting changes in my crafty world too!! :)

I found this svg file in the Silhouette store and thought it would be perfect! I used the stamp set, Hello You for the greenery & flowers. The sentiment is from the set, Good Friends. I used my ink and a sponge dauber to make the background :)


I would like to thank everyone so much for being so supportive and always leaving me the SWEETEST comments while I've been on Emma's team!!! You truly mean the world to me and hopefully you will continue to follow me! 2015 is going to be a new and exciting year so be sure to come back and visit me!

I also would like to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I'm taking a "mini" vacation till the first of the year but I will be back! :)
HUGE Hugs, Leanne

NEXT stop....Teri Beri


****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
For our giveaway today, EACH ONE OF US is giving away a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!  All you have to do is leave a comment at EACH stop in order to qualify to win! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you if "YOU" are the lucky winner!  You will have until Sunday, December 21, 2014 @5pm PST to leave your comments! Emma will have all the winners on her blog on Monday, December 22, 2014~!




Dec 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Kathy!!!


Good morning!! I hope you all are having a GREAT week so far :) I'm just getting in from my MS treatment and running behind on posting my birthday card for Kathy! I'm sure everyone knows who I'm talking about but just in case Kathy is the owner of Peachy Keen Stamps! Yup, those AWESOME face stamps that we all so LOVE!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADY!! You are so very special to sooooo many people and I hope today is one of your BEST birthday's yet!! 

Everyone is surprising her by uploading their cards to The Peachy Place on facebook. I've got mine added there but wanted to share with you here too :)

I'm not sure if the sets I used are still available but for my snowmen I used PK-153 Snow me a Man & PK-149 Happy Snowman w/Label. I colored them both with my copic markers. I added some stardust stickles to add some sparkle. The snowflakes are from the set, PK-148 Snow Gifts. I've added the stickles to the center of these too! The sentiment is from the Snow me a Man set which I listed above :)


I've got one other project scheduled for this Friday but after that I may be taking a small break till after the Holidays :) It's been so crazy around here that I haven't got a lot of crafting time in :( I'm sure everything will get back to normal after Ho Ho comes hee hee!! With the new year around the corner there will be new things happening! I'm excited and can't wait to share my news! Have a GREAT day and if you get the chance head over and wish Kathy a Happy Birthday!!
Hugs, Leanne


Dec 8, 2014

MCT Monday Made In Minutes


Good morning! I hope you all had a GREAT weekend! I'm sorry I haven't been around lately it seems like the last few weeks have been super busy! I'm sure it's only going to get worse! I'm still not through with my Christmas shopping ugh!

Today is Made In Minutes Monday over at My Creative Time and trust me I threw this card together so fast! I've been out all day and didn't get home to late! I still have tons to do before I can even think of going to bed so my crafting time was very limited!

I love this little puppy from the set, Christmas Doggy! I think he's so cute! I colored him using my copics. I stamped his Santa hat on a separate piece of cardstock and then hand cut it out. The little antlers are from the set, Oh Deer. I made him a cool dude by adding some glasses from the die set, Winter Snowman. I also used the word dies that are included in the Oh Deer set. I cut those from gold glitter cardstock. The bottom sentiment is from the set, More of My Favorite Sayings. I had my best friend in mind when I was making this! Since we were little she's always been my partner in crime hee hee! I picked up a bag of this snow from Hobby Lobby when they first put out the Christmas crafts. I used some glossy accents to apply it :) The stitched frame was made using the Stitched Rectangular Frames & More set. I have to confess I had this already on my work table and added it last minute lol!


I hated SO BAD that I missed last week's Five Days of Christmas :( Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday! I love making Christmas cards!! This year time is just not on my side :( I do hope soon I will be able to lock myself in my craft room and get some much needed crafty time! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a AWESOME Monday! Hugs, Leanne


Nov 26, 2014

Believe in the magic of Christmas!


Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I'm really looking forward to spending time with my family! We usually have lunch at my mom's and then supper at my in laws. This year we are splitting it up! My mom's tomorrow and my mother in law's Friday. Holiday's are still hard without daddy and now this will be our first without my father in law :( I guess holiday's will never be the same without them but hopefully over time it will get easier.

Anyhoo, I have a card I would like to share with you today! I actually made this last week but haven't had a chance to share! I have to say this is probably one of my favorite Christmas cards I've made! The silhouette of the children coming down the stairs is from the Silhouette store. I used MCT's Grainy Wood background stamp. I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and then sponged it using Tim Holtz distress ink. I used the new window die from the set, Stitched Window dies & Accessories. For outside scene, I used the set Santa Claus by CTMH for Santa and his sleigh. The trees are a Stampin up set, Lovely As a Tree. I stamped both of these in black and then sponged over them using Tim Holtz distress ink in pumice stone. I then added some liquid applique for the snow.



I always add a sentiment to the front of my card but this time I wanted to add to the inside instead! I used the set Boughs of Holly for the die cut word believe and also for the sentiment.


Thank you for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving!
HUGE hugs, Leanne



Nov 21, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Release Blog Hop!



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

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


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

Next stop....Teri Beri

Here's the blog line up!


"FREEBIE STAMP"
****UPDATE ON FREEBIE STAMP SET!!!!!****
Hello my sweet friends! Okay, the first 150 shoppers have already came thru! For those invoice numbers 13858 thru 14012, you are the LUCKY ones that will be getting this ADORABLE "Hello You" stamp in your pkgs! If you missed out on this FREEBIE, it is available for purchase HERE!
For our "Freebie" stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp "Hello You" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this stamp will go to the FIRST 150 shoppers for FREE! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this stamp will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 
***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
 ***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW! Use the code: NOV2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, November 28, 2014 @midnight PST. 


Nov 20, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek week day 4!


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

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

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


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


"FREEBIE STAMP"



For our "Freebie" stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp "Hello You" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this stamp will go to the FIRST 150 shoppers for FREE! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this stamp will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 


Nov 19, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek Week Day 3!


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

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


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

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!;)


Nov 18, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek day two!



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

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


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


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word!;)

Nov 17, 2014

MCT 38th Edition Sneak Peek Day One!


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

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

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

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


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

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday & the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday in her video!
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word! :)

Nov 11, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 6!


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

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


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

Nov 10, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 5!


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

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

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

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


Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day Four!


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

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


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


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