Feb 29, 2012

Gnome Grown!

Good morning and happy Hump Day!! Yup, we are on the downhill heading for the weekend! Woo Hoooo!! I'm SUPER EXCITED today is my very first post on the Peachy Blog!! So grab you a cup of coffee( or if your like me have to have a Dt. Mt. Dew first thing) and kick back! I've got TONS of pictures to show you of my project for today!! Since this is going to be a extra long post I'm just going to jump right in with all the details!!

I've used the Sweet Tooth cartridge to create this little gnome box and I'm calling it Gnome Grown (after one of the newest releases that just came out hee hee) Let me start with the picture above it's the front of the house and see she's welcoming you in! The sweet little gnome girl is from the March Stamp Kit of the month and I've paper pieced her using a older DCWV stack called The Green Stack. Matter of fact all the pattern paper I used for this project is from this stack! The little flower pot beside the door was part of the cut from the cartridge I just peachified it a little hee hee. The flower with the face is from PK_564 Teamwork and the flowers at the bottom of the pot are from PK-562 Gnomegrown. The flower that is kinda hidden behind the little gnome is also from PK-562 Gnomegrown. I made a little welcome sign using the sentiment from the March Stamp Kit of the Month and added the flower which is also from this set. Here's a closer look..

Now let's move on to another side of the box...

I used the flowers again from PK-564 Teamwork and added one to a pot which I made and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch. The other flower I added to the window seal. I cut a strip of the pattern paper I used for the house and added some Helmar ZapDots to make my window seal then added the flowers from PK-563 Garden Wheelies. The little gnome is from PK-562 Gnomegrown (isn't he a cutie lol) I used the sentiment from PK-564 TeamWork and placed it at the bottom of the grass (which the grass was part of the box cut from the cartridge) Here's a closer look of this side also!

Ok...now to the other side! I sure hope your not getting bored hee hee I promise we don't like much!!

For this side, I did another window seal (the same as other side) but I've added the cute little shovel from PK-563 Garden Wheelies. The watering can at the bottom is also from this set but I stamped the can with a flower from PK-562 Gnomegrown to spruce it up a little! This gnome is from the PK-562 Gnomegrown set (it's the largest from the two in the set) I've got him standing on a mushroom from the March Stamp Kit of the Month. Here's a closer view of this side...

Now onto the back of the box!! 

I think this is one of my favorite sides! I love the little gnome pushing the wheelbarrow of flowers! It's from the PK-564 Teamwork set. For the little flowers on the ground and the one in the window they are from the March Stamp Kit of the Month. The little gnome looking out the window is from the PK-562 Gnomegrown set. Here's a closer look of the back for ya!

Ok, I know you don't believe me but I PROMISE I'm about finished hee hee!! 

Here's the little sign that is also part of the cut from the cartridge! I just wanted to show you what I used on it too!! The sentiment and the flowers are from the March Stamp Kit of the month. I did this on both sides of the sign!

Whew, I betcha never thought the end was coming did you!! This is my last picture PROMISE hee hee!!

I stamped this sentiment from PK-562 Gnomegrown onto both sides of the handle! Thank you soooo much for sticking with me! I know there were tons of pictures but I just wanted to show you up close how cute this newest release really is and what all you can do with it! Now all I have to do is decide if I'm going to bake cookies to put in here or some other type of goodies lol!! Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for looking!! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 28, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Good morning! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods! I have a simple card I'd like to share with you today using Peachy Keen's newest release! I know it's super simple (my husband called it plain!) but I still like how it came out! Every time I tried to pair it up with some pattern paper it just wasn't working! The pot and sentiment is from the new March Stamp club kit and I colored the pot with my copics. The little shovel and watering can is from PK-563 Garden Wheelies. I also colored them with my copics and did a little shadowing under the flower pot with the same colors. The  daisies are from this set also and I used my copics to color them too!! I did stamp them onto a separate piece of card stock and then hand cut out because I wanted to be able to pop them up with some Helmar ZapDots! Here's a picture from the side....

I'm just lovin Peachy Keen's newest release! I can't wait to show you tomorrow's post!! So be sure to come back (purty please sniff, sniff) it's my 1st post on the Peachy Blog and I'm soooo excited!!!  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 27, 2012

Monday Madness...Imagine That

Goood morning everyone! Happy Monday!! I hope you had a FANTASTIC weekend! Today is Monday Madness.... Imagine That and I have a simple card to share with you today using my Imagine, Imagine More cartridge and of course Emma's awesome stamps!!

For my card, I'm using My Creative Time's I Believe in Leprechauns stamp set! I wanted to show you how versatile Emma's stamps are and that you can use them for all occasions! I found this rooster on the Imagine More cartridge! It didn't give me the option on this particular cut for layers so I had to print him flat. He also had a little chicken that was attached to him but I performed another little surgery and snipped him off hee hee Don't worry I was as gentle as possible and the little chick is resting peacefully on my desk :) I loved the colors in the rooster so I kept them as they were and then printed out my background paper. I used my I-Rock and a gem for his eye. I used the Martha Stuart fence punch and the grass is also a fiskars punch. I heat embossed the sentiment using Zing white embossing powder. I used my white jelly roll pen to add some stitches. This was a super simple and quick card but I love how it turned out and hope you do too! Well, that's a wrap for me today! Head over to Emma's blog to see what she and the other designers have made using their Imagine's! Thanks for looking and have a AWESOME day! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 25, 2012

Peachy Keen Sneaky Peek!!

Hello everyone! Hope your having a fabulous Saturday! Today not only the new release is available to purchase but have you heard? We're having a release party over on The Peachy Connection ning site WOOT! WOOT! It's going to be lots of fun with challenges and whats a party without prizes! Yup, we will be giving away prizes too!! So come on over and chat with us live! The party starts at 10:00 AM CST and will be going on all weekend (cuz that's how us chicks like to party ALL WEEKEND LONG bahahahaha)

Today I'd like to share a card I made using the Peachy Keen March Stamp kit! Oh my, this is such a cute release! These little gnomes are so cute and of course I love their faces!! I used BasicGrey paper line Picadilly to paper piece the gnome couple. For my gnome house, I used the Christmas solutions cartridge and did some whacking with my scissors to try to shape it into what I'd think a gnome home looks like lol! The grass is a fiskars punch. I also used another new release on this card! The sentiment and the flowers are from PK-562 Gonomegrown! I love how all the sets coordinate so well with each other!

Well, that's it for me today! But NOT the last project I have using this new release hahaha! I've had so much fun playing with these stamps! I feel like I'm living in Gnomeland! I'll have another card to share with you on Tuesday and on Wednesday is my VERY FIRST post on the Peachy Keen Blog sooooooo excited about that and CANNOT wait for you to see what I made hee hee! Don't forget about our release party! I hope you can make it!! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 23, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge - Weather!

Happy Friday to you!! Today starts a new challenge over at Peachy Keen Blog! The challenge is to make a 3D item using the theme weather. We will be awarding Top Peach to one lucky person that uses their PK stamps  and follows the theme provided (which is weather) and a nifty badge for the two runners up to display on their blogs!! So be sure to play along and have some FUN!!

Now on to my project!! At first, I'll be totally honest when I read the challenge I went directly into PANIC mode!! I took a quick look around and spotted this picture frame I purchased from Wal-Mart last year for a buck!! It hit me then! I had a perfect picture of hubs grilling pork chops and steak over at my parents house! The picture is just a little dark and there's also a story behind that too! I have a brand spankin new Dell printer that I absolutely HATE and wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy and for some reason can't get the thing right now to print a picture and also if it did I seriously don't know if the quality would be any good. I turned to my little HP portable printer (the one that only prints 4x6 & 5x7) and went to install on my new computer and guess what??? It won't work with Windows 7 eeekkkkk!!! Well, the software won't work that you install on the computer so I had to just use it by sticking my camera card in and printing directly from the printer. Long story short I wasn't able to do any editing to the picture like I wanted to :( But it's actually darker in this picture then in real life!  I used my cricut and the cartridges Block Party, Doodlecharms (sun) and Create A Critter (cloud) to spruce up my picture frame! This frame has a magnet on the back so I'm going to put this on my frig! For the sun and the chef's face I've used PKSC-03 March kit of the month set. I really LOVE the old man's face on the chef! He just cracks me up lol!! I love how versatile these stamps are!! I forgot to mention with the chef I did have two cut him out a couple times so I could use the face. That's the only bad thing with the people from Block Party it won't let you hid their faces :( I also used some gems for his buttons and did some stitching on him and some on the grill. I added some silver brads on the wheels of the grill. Everything is popped up using Helmar ZapDots except the cloud. I matted my photo and also cut the card stock behind to fit the frame.

Well, I guess that about sums it up with the details! I sure hope you like it as much as I had fun making it!! It now proudly displays on my refrigerator and I get a grin every time I go to get something out! And I'll let you in on a little secret.....he is the King of the Grill at our house I usually burn overcook everything I try to grill!! Thanks for looking and be sure to visit the other designers blogs to see their 3D projects and we also want you to play along!! Hugs, Leanne

MCT Stamp of the Month and Linky Party!

Hello everyone! I hope your having a great day! Got some exciting news for ya! Emma will be picking three of her FAVORITE sets out of the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd edition stamps and placing them on sale!! She will also be having a linky party for everyone to link their projects they have done using these sets! So come join in the fun and let us see what you've made by linking up!

For my card today, I made a cute little Easter card using My Creative Time's Color Me Happy set and also the layering dies from the Hello Spring set. I also decorated my egg using the zig zag, straight line, & the little flower stamp that's included in the Hello Spring set. I heat embossed with Zing white embossing powder then I used Tim Holtz mustard seed to color it with (love that color!) I then used my cricut and the cricut cartridge Sugar and Spice for my little bunnies. For their faces, I used Peachy Keen stamp sets PK-494 Everyday Character face parts for their eyes and PK-138 Tear Kitty Face Parts for their whiskers and nose. I used some glossy accents on their eyes. I used some chalk from Stampin Up for the pink on their ears and tails. I then used my I-Rock to add some gems to their bows! The grass is a fiskars punch and the background pattern paper was printed from my Imagine using the HopScotch cartridge. The little clouds are from a fiskars stamp set that I stamped and then hand cut out. I used my copic marker to shade them with. The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Color Me Happy and I cut it out using My Creative Time's Fancy Frame stamp and die set. I then used Pink Memento ink to ink around the edges. The bigger bunny and the sentiment are both popped up using Helmar's ZapDots to add some dimension.

Well, that's it for me today! I really appreciate you stopping by! Don't forget about the sale and linking up your projects! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 22, 2012

You Crack Me Up!!

Hello everyone! I'm just sooo darn proud of myself :) This makes THREE (yes THREE hee hee) post straight!!  I've got to be the slowest crafter out there so this is HUGE for me lol!! AND the week is not over with yet!!! I still have MORE!!! Woooo Hooo!

This pattern paper may look a little familiar to you and that's because I used the scraps on yesterday's card! It's from the Imagine cartridge Lori's Garden! I used three of the different patterns and I just decided I loved it so much I would use up all that I printed! I printed 3 6 x 6 squares and got two cards out of it so pretty good huh? Anyway, I also used several of My Creative Time's stamps and the stitched oval die. The cute little chickies is from Hello Spring and I paper pieced the egg with some of the pattern paper. I used my circle and scallp circle nestibility dies to cut the image out. This is the first time using this image with the sentiment. In my little basket I showed on Monday I had masked this part off. For the sentiment I used on the Stitched Oval die it's from last years set called Color Me Happy and I heat embossed it using Zing white embossing powder. I used my white jelly roll pen to add some doodling and also the stitching.

Well, that's it for me today! Today starts sneaky peek with Peachy Keen and you don't want to miss the next couple of days! This new release is TO CUTE!! I also have a project to share with this new challenge that starts on Friday and SUPER excited to share that with you! I'll get to share my peek using the new stamps on Saturday and I'm excited about that also!!! So if I'm not boring you to death with my projects I sure would LOVE for you to come check these out too!! Thanks for looking and many, many hugs to you! Leanne

Feb 21, 2012

Best Wishes

Hey everyone! I'm back with another project using My Creative Time's Hello Spring set! I just wanted to show how versatile this set can be! It doesn't have to be just for Easter!! 

I always forget how much I LOVE the imagine till I print some of the pattern papers and I wonder why I don't use it more lol! Now it may be just me but I have fell in love with Lori's Garden! I do believe this is the first time  printing some of the beautiful paper that is on this awesome cartridge! I love how you just don't have to spend so much time trying to find papers that match! This does it for you!! Ok, nuff about my Imagine let me get on to  the rest of the details hee hee! The embossed background is a cuttlebug folder and I truly wished I would have marked all mine with their names but I didn't and I didn't save the packaging either :( I do know it's a older one I haven't purchased any folders in FOREVER lol!! This awesome sentiment is from the Hello Spring set and I used the Fancy Frame stamp and die set to cut it out with. I then used Helmar ZapDot's to add some dimension! Here's a picture from the side...

I finished it off by adding some stitching with my gold Uni-Ball pen! Very simple card but I love how it came out! Well, that's it for me today! I just wanted to show you that this set can be versatile and not all about Easter! I really hope it helps you to look at all your stamp sets and utilize them in every way you can!! Thanks for looking and I'll be back tomorrow with another card using My Creative Time's stamps!! Have a awesome day!! Hugs, Leanne

P.S. I don't think I could type a sentence if my life depended on it without using the exclamation mark!! <--SEE!! It just shows you I'm a very HAPPY person :) 

Feb 20, 2012

Hello Spring!

Good morning! I sure wished I was saying Hello Spring for real!! Brrrr it's cold! I guess old man Winter is not finished with us yet! Ahhhh but getting to play with Emma's newest release sure helps hee hee!

I wanted to share with you a little project I made using My Creative Time's Hello Spring set! I just love these little chickies aren't they cute! I also used the layering die that's included to make my two eggs. The set also includes two different pattern stamps that fit within the egg perfect! I added just a little stickles to them both to add some sparkle. I used a template by Paper Wishes to hand cut my little basket out. The pattern paper is from the Kate's Kitchen Imagine cartridge. The Hello Spring is one of the included sentiments and I used Emma's Fancy Frame stamp and die set to cut it out with. I used some pink tulle to tie a bow on top. I am soooo not good with bows so forgive me it's a little wonky!!

I'm sure your all aware now of the Grand Opening of My Creative Time's new store but just in case you haven't you need to head over and check it out! It's so cool!! Click HERE to take you there!! While you there you seriously want to pick up this set hee hee! It's perfect for your Easter projects!! Well, that's it for me today! Be sure to come back I have some more projects to share with you!! As always, thank you for stopping by my blog! Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 16, 2012

My Creative Time's February Release Blog Hop!!

For our giveway today, we are  giving ONE LUCKY winner a $100 Gift Certificate to "My Creative Time's" new online store!  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 18 names! So remember you  have "18" 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, Feb 19th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone has enjoyed sneaky peek week and is as excited as we are with the new release!  If you are arriving from the talented Kim's blog then you are heading on the right path! If not you will want to head to Emma's blog and start at the beginning!  Today is not only release day but it's the Grand opening of  My Creative Time's online store!  Yup, you heard it right hee hee Emma has her very on online store now yipee!!!  She is also having a Grand opening sale 10% off of your entire order valid 2/16 - 2/24!!     

For my card today, I used two of Emma's newest sets Happy Hunting and Spring Chicken Background.  For the floral background, I used VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with white Zing embossing powder.  The little paint bucket is actually a separate image from the bunny. I did some masking to make it look like it was sitting right in front of him! I colored the image with my copics and then used the plain circle nestibility die to cut him out. I then used some Helmar ZapDots to layer on top of the scallop circle nestibility. The layer behind is also another nestibility called label 3.  The sentiment is from the Happy Hunting set and I used Emma's Fancy Frame die to cut it out with. I used Memento Pear Tart for all the inking and also for the sentiment.. I finished by doing some stitching with my white Jelly Roll pen.

Hee hee this little card went through some minor surgery! It got a boo boo right as I was taking its picture (maybe it got camera shy lol)  It was touch and go for a little while and let me tell you I was sweating bullets!! Emma's voice kept going through my head  there's no mistakes in paper crafts, there's no mistakes in paper crafts but then that evil side spoke up and said oh yes it is missy just LOOK at what you did so I had to fix it!! Luckily all went well and I was able to save it! Well, enough rambling from me I'm sure your ready to get on with the hop! Thank you soooo much for looking and hope you have a awesome day! Next up on the hop is the VERY talented Liz!!

Leanne ~ http://createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/ (you are here!)

Feb 14, 2012

MCT Sneaky Peek Day Two!!

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 Thursday, Feb 16th 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 and welcome to day two of My Creative Time Sneak Peek Week! I have to say Emma has outdid herself AGAIN!! I'm just in LOVE with this release hee hee! Today we are giving you another peek of what's to be released this Thursday! See the cute background? It's the peek for today!! The name of the set is called Chicken Wire and includes this background plus one more that is super cute too!!

Shhhhh I'm not suppose to tell but I'll let you in on another little secret.....there MAY or MAY NOT be another peek somewhere else on this card but you didn't see it here k?!! So looking past the other may or may not be peek for my card let me give you the rest of the details lol! I used the Chicken Wire background stamp and stamped it onto plain white cardstock using Ranger's jet black ink. I then used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed to ink all over the image. I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo to ink just around the edges. I used the ticket punch from Stampin Up for the corners and added some stitches with a Uni-ball gold pen. The flower is one that I had gotten from a challenge I won awhile back and I just added a black button to the center. I used My Creative Time's Stitched Oval Die to stamp the sentiment on and by the way the sentiment is from day one's sneak peek Happy Hunting!

Well, that's it for me today!  Be sure to visit Emma's blog to see what she and the other design team members made using the background stamps! Thanks for looking! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 9, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge - Photo Inspiration!

Hi ya! I'm soooo excited today is my very first project/challenge for Peachy Keen Stamps!!  I'm still having to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming lol!! Our challenge this time on Peachy Keen Challenge Blog is a photo inspiration challenge. Here is the photo we were given to go by...

I guess you can tell by my card I got my inspiration from the strawberries and also the color combo red/black!! I couldn't help it everytime I looked at the picture all I could see were STRAWBERRIES!! It also gave me a chance to use the cricut cartridge Preserves! I remember wanting this cartridge just so I could add Peachy Keen stamps to the fruit! Shame on me for not using it till now!! I'll definitely have to use this cartridge more!! The fruit on this cartridge is just screaming Peachy Keen stamps hee hee!  I also used the Wild Card cartridge for the shape of my card. The cute little faces I stamped on the strawberries is from one of my FAVORITE sets PK-460 Happy Lashes Face Assortment. This set just puts a smile all over my face! The pattern paper is by Basic Grey called Picadilly. The stitched oval die is by My Creative Time and I used the sentiment (I Love You) from January's add on PK-295 Cupid's Sting. I also used my white jelly roll pen to add some stitching and also the doodling to the strawberries. Last I added some Helmar ZapDots to add dimension to the strawberries and to the sentiment. Here is a picture from the side...

Okie dokie that's my project for the photo challenge so now it's your turn to show us what you make using the picture up above and your Peachy Keen Stamps!! We will be awarding one lucky person Top Peach (must use Peachy Keen stamps for this) and two lucky runner ups a spiffy badge to display on their blogs!! Also, don't forget to head over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to see what the other design team ladies made using this photo as their inspiration!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 6, 2012

Monday Madness....Imagine That w/MCT!!

Good morning!! I hope everyone is off to a good start this Monday morning!! The weekends just fly by way to fast don't they?! Today is Monday Madness...Imagine That over at My Creative Time! I'm glad that Emma does these challenges they are fun and I need to use my Imagine more!!

I have a really simple card to share with you using the Imagine More cartridge. This card literally only took minutes to make and most of that was just adding the stitching lol! I used the circle shape that is already on the machine and filled it with one of the pattern papers from the Imagine More cartridge. I also printed out the butterfly and used Helmar ZapDots to add dimension. I'm not sure exactly what to call the shape I stamped my sentiment on (it's also on this cartridge). I did change the color on the top layer to a beige so I could stamp on it. The sentiment is from Emma's This and That stamp set and I was so excited that I sized it right and the sentiment fit perfectly lol! I also added more ZapDots to this layer to give it dimension too! I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo but I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo to ink around the edges.  Here is a picture from the side to see the dimension...

I finished by adding some cream colored card stock to the inside. Like I said, this was a really simple card to make! It would be great for when you don't have a lot of time and need a super quick card! Now head over to Emma's blog and see what she and the other design team have made using their Imagines! As always thank you for looking and stopping by! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 4, 2012

Lookie! Lookie! My Bestie is having a GIVEAWAY!!

Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a AWESOME Saturday! My bestie Debbie from Bugjuiced is having a give away to celebrate making the Momenta D-Lite team!! Head over to her blog Bugjuiced and get all the details on how you can win this stamp set from My Creative Time!! While your there be sure to sign up to follow her awesome blog!! Congratulations Debbie your the best!! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 3, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge - Toilet Tissue Roll!

Hello everyone! Are you proud it's Friday :) I know I am!! Today starts a new challenge over on the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog! Can you guess what it is by looking at my picture? Hint hint it's something that you can find in your bathroom! Just in case you can't tell it's empty toilet tissue rolls! That's right we want to see what you can make using Peachy Keen stamps and empty toilet paper rolls!

I decided to make a pencil holder. This was pretty easy and it's something that you and the kiddo's can do together! I started out by covering two tubes with K & Company pattern paper. I used one of the tubes for the base and the other for the pencil holder. For my butterfly, I took one tube and cut into strips with my scissors and then hot glued them into the shape of a butterfly. For the face, I used a Stampin Up circle punch and a face from the February Stamp of the Month kit. I added some wire for the antennas. I also added some glitter but that's not showing in the picture to well.  All that was left after that was adding my pencils!! Super easy!

Be sure to head over to PK Challenge Blog and see what the talented DT ladies made! Their projects will blow you away hee hee! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Leanne

Feb 2, 2012

MCT Stamp of the Month

Top of the mornin to you! I wanted to jump on real quick and share My Creative Time's Stamp of The Month is I Believe In Leprechauns and is on sale NOW through Friday 12:01 AM PST!

Here are some cards I made using this set last year that I thought I would share also!


Okie Dokie now head over to Emma's shop and pick this set up before it goes off sale! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs, Leanne


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