Jan 28, 2012

Kiss Me I'm Irish!

Howdy! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend! It's been pretty laid back here! My hubby was out of town last night and all day today so I've had plenty of me time this weekend! I slept in late this morning since I stayed up rather late last night watching a scary movie! Sooooo not smart to do when you finally do decide to go to bed and you have to go it alone! Needless to say I slept with a light on hee hee!

I was able to find some time to get a little inky today and this little Leprechaun was calling my name!! It's from the lastest PK release called PK-297 Kiss Me Leprechaun. I also used the barrel from the February Kit of the Month PKSC-02. I thought he needed something to sit on and what better than a barrel lol! I also used my Imagine to print some paper from the Yummy cartridge. I used it to paper piece his little suit and hat. I then used my copics to color the rest and added some gold stickles to him to! I'll be honest I'm not to thrilled with my coloring of the beard! I really need practice when it comes to shading! The pattern paper in the background is some from my scraps and I used the Martha Stewart doily punch for the borders. I used Emma's Fancy Frame Stamp & Die Set to emboss the sentiment and also the border stamp on. I added Helmar ZapDots to it all for dimension. Here's a picture from the side so you can see it all raised up...

Well, that's it for me tonight and since hubby hasn't been in long I promised I would hurry and get this on and go spend some time with him before we go head to bed! As always thank you sooo much for stopping by my blog! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 27, 2012

February Peachy Keen Kit of the Month!!

Howdy! I love getting happy mail! These cuties (Peachy Keen February Kit of the month) showed up in my mailbox yesterday and I was finally able this evening to get to play! Oh my! This set is SUPER cute and so much fun to play with!  

For my card, I made my background paper using PK-299 Lucky Day Shamrock background stamp. I stamped it using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink pad. I then stamped the shamrock onto some green card stock and hand cut out. Isn't this face I added just ADORABLE!! It's included in this set along with nine others! The set also includes body parts like arms and legs so I had to add the cute little arm holding the shamrock! I used Spellbinders label number three along with a matching stamp set Dash It All for the border. I then stamped the mug and handle onto the same green card stock and hand cut these out to! The set includes a cloud and I used it to make foam for the top of my mug! I used this sentiment but there are eight others to choose from also! I added Helmar ZapDots to the shamrock that the arm is holding and also to the foam. Here is a better view from the side to see the dimension....

I had cut out a extra shamrock using a different face and I didn't want it to go to waste so I used Emma's Bubblegum treat box die to make this cutie. I added some stitching with my jelly roll pen and tied some white tulle. I'm going to add some of those chocolate coins just as soon as I can pick some up!

Here are the stamp sets I used...

Hubs is out of town till late tomorrow night so I'm hoping I can get some more playing time in tomorrow and maybe have another project to post!! Hope you have a AWESOME weekend! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 26, 2012

Valentine Topiary!

Hello everyone! I hope your having a wonderful Thursday! It's been raining here all day! Which in my opinion makes a great crafty day!! I seen something similiar to this on Pinterest and decided to give it a try! Click here to see where I got my inspiration from! I think I've mentioned this before but if not I'll say it again I LOVE PINTEREST!!! There is just so many neat ideas and the talent out there is just AMAZING!! 

I took a medium size styrofoam ball and hot glued mini cupcake liners all the way around to form my ball. I then added a wooden skewer to the bottom. I'm really not sure what to call the little planter thingie I used for my vase! I had picked these up many moons ago at the dollar store when I was going to plant some seeds and never got around to it! I feel so stupid right now as I'm typing this up because I just realized I have no clue what to call what I filled the inside with either!!  I know you use it in flower arrangements but I swear my mind has went BLANK!! Anyhoo, I also added a little bit of styrofoam  so the skewer could stick in and also stand up on it's on. I then tied a bow with some pink tulle. I used the heart die from Emma's 100% Sweetness and also the stamp she designed to fit perfectly onto the heart (LOVE these two!). I then used Spellbinders label 3 and cut one out of pink card stock and the other one the next size up out of kraft card stock. I used Helmar's ZapDots in between the layers. The word love is also from Emma's 100% Sweetness stamp set. Before I attached it, I cut a small strip of pink card stock and hot glued that down and then added the sentiment. Whew, I have no clue if any of this made sense! I am HORRIBLE when it comes to explaining things!! Hopefully it did but if not and you have any questions please let me know and I will try to explain better!!

Well, I guess it's time I better get up and start "thinking" about what we are going to have for supper tonight!     Thanks for looking! Hugs, Leanne

I'm entering this into the following challenge!
Whimsical Designs - Love Is In the Air

Jan 25, 2012

MCT 3D Wednesday!


Good morning everyone! I hope your having a FANTASTIC week! Today is 3D Wednesday over at Emma's! For my project today, I'm using the set You Had Me At Chocolate.  This set is PACKED with all kind of goodies hee hee!

For my centerpiece, I used the cricut lite cartridge Bloom. I picked three of the different flowers and cut them out in different colors. You know I just couldn't leave them plain!! I HAD to peachify them hee hee!! I used PK-293 The Cornies Face Assortment and PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment. I attached the flowers to wooden skewer using a hot glue gun. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves. I then filled my vase with conversation hearts and added the flowers. I used the die that is included in Emma's new release Teeny Tag Greetings and embossed the sentiment Made With Love. I added the tag to some twine and finished my tying a bow! Here is a picture of the flowers a little closer up...

Here is a close up of the tag...

Well, that's it for today! Don't forget to head over to Emma's blog and see what she and the other design team members made for their 3D projects!! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 22, 2012

Peachy Princess Birthday Blog Hop!

Gooooood morning everyone!! I hope your having a great weekend! If you have arrived here from Michele's Blog then your on the right trail! If not and you would like to start at the beginning of this hop please head over to Kathy's blog where she's getting this party started!! Today is a very special day for the Peachy Princess! It's Angelica's birthday!! We decided to throw a "surprise" birthday hop just in her honor!! Happy Birthday Angelica!! I hope this turns out to be the best Birthday EVER!! 

For my card, I have been DYING to use Peachy Keen's adorable set, The Cornies (PK-293 The Cornies Face Assortment). I decided they would be cute added to these sweet little tulips and flower from the Country Life cartridge. These little faces just make me smile and I hope they have the same effect on Angelica! I used paper from DCWV Hippie Chic along with kraft and some ivory cardstock. The shape (in the background) is a  Spellbinders die (Labels Seventeen) and I've added some gold stitching to it and also to the vase. For the sentiment, I used My Creative Time's, My Favorite Sayings stamp set. I used some Helmar ZapDots and popped the vase and flowers to add dimension.

I even finished the inside!  For the sentiment inside, I added Wishing You the Best Birthday Ever which is another of My Creative Time's stamp set called Wow! So Many Candles! Well, that's all the details on my card and now I'm a little behind in getting it mailed off  (maybe I should have added belated somewhere on there!!) I promise Angelica to get this mailed out to you and please forgive me for it being late!! Again, I wish you a very, very Happy Birthday! Kick those feet up and relax girl and make it your special day!! Hugs, Leanne

Next up on the hop is Tifany!

Here is a complete list of the line up just in case you happen to get lost!

Heidi Anne Giebel - http://gotscraps.blogspot.com

Jan 20, 2012

My Creative Time's January Release Blog Hop!!

For our giveway today, we are  giving ONE LUCKY winner a $100 Gift Certificate to Custom Crops!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for me to contact you! Each designer will be picking a winner, then Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winner out of those 17 names! So remember you  have "17" chances to win! All you have to do is leave a comment on ALL blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday night at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Good morning and welcome to My Creative Time's January Stamp release blog hop!! If you are arriving from the very talented Katie's blog then you are on the right track! If not, and you would like to start at the beginning of the hop please click here to head to Emma's blog! TGIF!!!!! I know everyone is beyond excited today is finally here!! The new releases are on sale NOW so head over to Emma's shop and snatch them up before they are GONE!!!  

For today's project I'm showcasing the Bubblegum Treat die! OMG!! I'm in LOVE with this die! It's so fun  and easy to assemble and there is just so many different occasion's you can use it for! Since Valentine's Day is around the corner that's what theme I decided to go with and I plan on making several more! I also used another of my favorite sets 100% Sweetness! I first used the heart die (included with this stamp set) and cut it out with red card stock. I then took the coordinating heart stamp (with the word love) and stamped it onto the heart. I then used white embossing powder and the sentiment Be My Sweetie and heat embossed on top. This set also includes the three little hearts that I embossed on each end of the box. I added white stitching with my jelly roll pen. I enclosed the ends with some ribbon from Hobby Lobby! I also forgot to note I added Helmar Zapdots behind the heart to add dimension.

Just a little re-cap, ALL stamps are available right now for purchase HERE. There are 3 different bundles being offered for sale until Friday Jan 27th @ midnight!  All orders will start shipping out on Monday! The stamp shown above "Be Mine" will be offered for ONE CENT for the first 100 Shoppers! It was supposed to be FREE, but I had to put in a dollar amount so I can keep track when I hit the 100th shopper! As soon as the 100th shopper hits, then I will offer this stamp for $3.99.

UPDATE!!!! The Be Mine Stamp is NOW $3.99!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Now it's time to hop on over to the talented Liz's blog!

Jan 18, 2012

My Creative Time Sneak Peek Day 3!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post! 
Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, January 21st during this AWESOME release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Good morning everyone!! Welcome to day 3 of My Creative Time Sneak Peeks!  Today Emma and the design team are showcasing a set called Teeny Tag Greetings.  Your going to LOVE this set!! It comes with so many great sentiments and also two dies!  I'm also using another set that will be released this Friday called More Gift Card Sentiments along with the Gift Card Die.

  Isn't that little duck the cutest! It's a die from Peachy Keen stamps! The item # is CC-PK-4 x 4-020 Duck and Egg Die! I just got it last week and have been dying to make something with it and I thought it would go great with these sentiments of Emma's! I used my copics to color his beak and used a white jelly roll for his eyes and the stitching. The grass is a fiskars punch. Now see that adorable tag and sentiment? That's from the Teeny Tag Greetings set! I love the fact that Emma designed these to layer! Doesn't the embossed stitching look awesome on the top layer die to! This set also includes just about every sentiment for any occasion that you can think of! It's really one that you will definitely want to get!!

Well, that's my peek for today! I had planned to do more but to be honest I've not been feeling to well this week :(  Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back again Friday for the release blog hop!! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 16, 2012

My Creative Time Sneak Peek Day One!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post! 
Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, January 21st during this AWESOME release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of My Creative Time's Sneak Peek Week!!  Your going to just love this release!  Today for my peek can you tell what kind of stamp set this is hee hee! Yup, you guessed it Softball! So for any of you that have softball lovers in your family this is the set for you! Fast Pitch Softball is the name of this set and all of the sentiments you see on my card are included (plus a few more goodies that I didn't use hee hee) I used Locker Talk for the trophy. I used some shiny silver paper for the top layer but it's hard to see in my picture. The grass is from a fiskars punch. I used a white and black jelly roll pen to add my stitching. I also used Emma's stitched circle die to stamp the circle sentiment. 

I thought I would stick this card up for my cousin's daughter who eats, sleeps, and breathes softball! I'm sure she would get a kick out of it and from what I understand the travel team she's on and also the high school team is really good so when they win their first trophy I'll be ready hee hee!! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the other designers peeks for today!! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 14, 2012

This is gonna sting a little!

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend is going great so far! I don't have a whole lot planned for today other than washing about a hundred loads of laundry! I just don't get it the piles seem to grow over night and I never get caught up on the wash! But anyhoo, that's my mission for today GET LAUNDRY caught up and put away!

I got to play some more with my new Peachy Keen stamps and I thought I'd share another card I whipped up using the new PK-295 Cupid's Sting set! Isn't she a doll! I love the faces that are included with her and this one just makes me smile! It makes me think she's really focusing on her aim!! I used my copics to color her. I used gold stickles for her wings and halo and then added some diamond stickles to the clouds. The scallop and plain heart are Nestibility dies. I also used the new background stamp PK- 296 XOXOXOXO on the plain heart. For the border with the hearts, I used a Martha Stewart punch and then I stamped one of the included sentiments onto it. I then went back and added gold stickles to the scallops of the hearts and also above & below the sentiment. I used Helmar ZapDot's underneath the heart to raise it up. 

Before I go, I want to remind you of the kick off linky party on the The Peachy Keen Challenge Blog! Be sure to link up all your peachie projects!

Well, if I'm to get anything else done today I'm going to have to break away from my computer!! I hope eveyone enjoys their weekend and doing something fun other than washing clothes hee hee!!! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 13, 2012

Peachy Keen Linky Party!

Hello everyone! I'm sooooo super excited!!! Today is my first post with Peachy Keen!! Let me just say I'm STILL having to pinch myself and make sure this is not a dream lol!! I'm very honored to be part of such a fantastic stamp company and to work along some very talented ladies!! We are having a linky party starting today on the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog so make sure you come on over and link up your peachie projects with us! 

If you haven't been over to the store lately then I suggest you head over there QUICK!! Peachy Keen has done it again with another adorable release for Valentine's Day! They are so super, super cute! This adorable angel was so much fun to work with! I used some older K & Company paper to paper piece her dress and the heart. I used my copics to color her hair, skin, halo, and slippers. I added some stickles to her wing and also to the clouds (clouds are from the Paper Pups cartridge) I also added some bling to her dress and shoes using my I-Rock. I used Helmar's zapdots to pop her and one of the clouds up.

Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog for more gorgeous projects using the new Valentine stamps and also don't forgot to show us what you've made using your Peachy Keen Stamps by linking up! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 12, 2012

My Creative Time Stamp of the Month!

Hello everyone!! Hope you are having a wonderful week! Today we are featuring one of My Creative Time's older stamp set, You Had Me At Chocolate (older but still a goodie lol). This set is January's Stamp of the Month and Emma has put together a fun link party!! Here's the details....

If you own this stamp set, we would LOVE to see ANY projects you have made OR any NEW projects using this stamp set! My Creative Time is having a "You Had Me At Chocolate" Link party! Please link up your projects HERE to Mr. Linky on ";My Creative Time's" page! If you do NOT own this set, it's your LUCKY day because it is on sale right now HERE! Go pick up your set before they sell out! We are ALL looking forward to seeing your projects!;)

Here's a new card I created using this set! The owl is from Campin Critters. I think I may have went just a little to crazy with the white stitching hee hee The branch is from the Create A Critter cartridge.
Here are some older projects that I have done using You Had Me At Chocolate

Now be sure to link up and let us see what you have made!! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 11, 2012

My Creative Time's 3D Wednesday!

Good morning everyone! Happy hump day!! Today is 3D Wednesday at My Creative Time! Our challenge was to make anything other than a card or layout. Emma also wanted our projects to have texture to it such as lace, material, burlap, or felt! I decided to make a picture frame! These are so fun to make! I used the Happy Hauntings cartridge for my frame. I cut this out using kraft cardstock several times to make it nice and sturdy and then the last layer out of pattern paper. It really is a sturdy little frame! I used some lace from my stash to go around the picture. For the flower I used Flower Shoppe and the leaves are from the Storybook cartridge. The little flower on the right side is one I won in a challenge awhile back. All the bling I got at Hobby Lobby along time ago on clearance and thought it was time I should use it hee hee! Last but certainly not least, I used My Creative Time's Stitched oval die and the stamp set So Grateful for You for my sentiment.  I used tape to hide the "for being" part of this sentiment.

I'll be honest at first I had a hard time trying to decide how I wanted to decorate it. I kept trying to think of ways to not make it so girlie but in the end the girlie part won lol!! Well, that's it for me today! Be sure to head over to Emma's to see what she and the other DT ladies made for their 3D projects!  See you back here tomorrow for Emma's Favorite Stamp of the Month! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Chick and a sneak peek!

Good morning everyone!! Yawnnnnn I'm up to early hee hee!! Today is me and my hubby's Anniversary! We have been married 20 years! He's taking off work early today and we plan on going out for a nice supper later on this evening! I hope I can also squeeze in a stop to HL or Joann's to hee hee!!

I wanted to share a little something I put together really quick yesterday using my Imagine. Poor little guy hasn't been used in awhile so I decided I better give him a little attention before the ink dries up! This bag was all made using the Imagine More & Cards cartridge. I'm still not to thrilled with my picture it's actually cuter in person than what it looks here :(  See that little tag around the chick's neck? Isn't it cute!! That's a sneak peek of one of Emma's newest stamps! Next week starts sneak peek week and your going to love this release!

This was super easy to throw together! Now just need to throw in some candy and you have the perfect little gift hee hee!! I'll be back tomorrow with a project for Emma's 3D Wednesday! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 4, 2012

My Creative Time 3D Wednesday!!

Hello everyone! Wow! It's been a WHOLE year since my last post bahahaha! Well, it seems like it's been that long since I've been in my craft room! I sure have missed it :) I usually have new scrappy toys to play with after Christmas but this Christmas is a little different! I don't know if you remember but I got my Christmas present early this year (like in October) I got a new computer! Well, Santa felt sorry for me I guess and left me some money! I have just been the scrooge and not spent it yet hee hee! Waiting on just the perfect thing to buy (maybe I will figure out soon what that perfect thing is hee hee) CHA is around the corner and no telling what new things will come out then!! I also have some cricut cartridges I've been eyeballing to!!

Anyhoo, welcome to My Creative Time's  3D Wednesdays! This day is dedicated to only 3D ideas (no cards or layouts)! For my project, I used the Love Struck cartridge to create this box and the little fairy die cut. The box had a heart on the front but I used my Gyspy and hid it so I could use the fairy instead! I also trimmed out her face so I could use a face from Peachy Keen's Dolly Dumplin set. I added some stickles to her wings, dress,wand, and head piece. I used Emma's 100% Sweetness stamp set for the sentiments! Here is another picture from the side...

and here is a picture of the stamp set I used....

I'm STILL trying to learn Photo Shop Elements 10 don't know if I'm EVER going to get the hang of this program lol! But I refuse to give up!! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to swing by Emma's and see what the other designers made for their 3D items! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leanne

Jan 3, 2012

Peachy Keen Design Team 2012!!

Good evening everyone!! I've got some really, really, REALLY exciting news to share!!! I was picked to be on the 2012 Peachy Keen design team!! I have literally been about to bust at the seams since Sunday to share but tonight is the official announcement!! I am still in shock! Being on the Peachy Keen team has been a dream for quite awhile! I'm so looking forward to getting to work with Kathy & Angelica, thier AWESOME stamps and the great group of ladies they have picked for this year's design team!! Here is a list of the other peachie sisters and their links to their blogs! I'm so excited 2012 is going to be a AWESOME year!! Hugs, Leanne

Lorie Souther - http://thethinkinspot.blogspot.com
Kim Score - http://paperpunchaddiction.com
Nikki Foraker - http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com
Heidi Anne Giebel - http://gotscraps.blogspot.com
Michelle Criswell - http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com
Raven Baca - http://love4stamps.blogspot.com
Lauren Brewer - http://laurenscreative.com
Amy Crockett - http://scrappingmommy.com
Glorajean Beardall - http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com
Saundra Rega - http://luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com
Heather Hoffman - http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com
Melissa Haas - http://doxiemeldesigns.blogspot.com/
Jennie Garcia - http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Cristina Garcia - http://www.craftingwithcristina.com
Kristi Bennett - http://littlepapersprinkles.blogspot.com
Leanne Garner - http://www.createdbyLeanne.blogspot.com <---------OMG!! I love seeing my name here!!!

Jan 2, 2012

You Color Me Happy!

Hello! Hope everyone has had a wonderful Monday! I know alot of you probably had today off! If so, did you get any crafty time?! I spent mine in my jammies all day with the sniffles and snorts :( I did manage to get a project done that is due on Wednesday and I got it scheduled to :) Since Wednesday is still two days away I thought I would share a little Valentine's project with you! I made this a couple of weeks ago. It was during the time of making Christmas cards and goodies and well I had to take a little breather so I chose to make something for Valentine's Day!! I used Emma's Embossed Gift Card  Holder Die and instead of holding a gift card it holds a little treat! I also used her stamp sets Color Me Happy and 100% Sweetness. For the word "you" I used tape to cover up the rest of the sentiment "My heart is with" and embossed it. The heart with the rainbow is from the Create a Critter cartridge and I used Peachy Keen's Happy Lashes for the face.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a awesome week! I'll be back Wednesday with My Creative Time's 3D Wednesday!! Hugs, Leanne


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