Monday, August 21, 2017

FCCB Challenge #308 ~ Vacations

Hello my fellow crafters and happy eclipse day! Well, it's Monday so that means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. To join us just click on the box directly below. I look forward to seeing what you create!



Challenge #308 ~ Vacations



The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card to

Amazon!



To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If your entry isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


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My vacation themed card was inspired by cruises. It's been insane this summer with the number of people in my life who are going on cruises.... Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Disney, and more! I thought the ombre background had a kind of watery effect and then the other elements were just fun, loud, sparkly, happy, flowery, and bright.... just like a cruise. I've only been on one but it certainly was all of those things! Afterwards I noticed that the card size is perfect for boarding passes or airline tickets, so there's an added bonus I didn't even plan.... love it when that happens!




SIZE:  4 x 8"
CRICUTExpression
CARTRIDGE:  "Phrases"
PAPERCTMH cardstock "Prickly Pear" collection
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine with Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug folder "Cherry Blossom"
INKMy Pink Stamper "Snowflake White"
OTHERRecollections adhesive rhinestones; Fiskars Paper Edgers "Sunflower"; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  August Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #296; anything goes; 2nd entry
Crafting By Designs  -  August Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; "Add a Sentiment"; 2nd entry
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #348; anything goes; 2nd entry


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Thank you for visiting me and I wish you a fantabulous day!






Thursday, August 17, 2017

Man-tastic Birthday Card

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! August is usually a pretty busy month in our family. It starts with my daughter-in-law's birthday on the 1st, followed by my husband's on the 3rd, then my mother-in-law's on the 5th, and then our wedding anniversary is on the 12th. Phew! Sounds like a lot but somehow we got through it all -- and even managed to have a little fun along the way ;)

Speaking of birthdays, today I'm sharing the card I made for my husband's birthday. It turned out to be one of my favorite manly cards I've ever made. As a bonus I got to utilize 2 of my unopened stamp sets. Yay! Plus I got to do some coloring which is my favorite thing to do. Double yay!! Anyway, the details are listed below and I hope you enjoy my man-tastic creation!




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SIZE:  A2
PAPERCTMH
STAMP SETSPretty Cute Stamps "Such a Tool"; CTMH "Casual Expressions"; Paper Smooches "Bold Buzzwords"
INKSMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH "Pacifica"; VersaMagic "Platinum Planet"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbrush markers; Wink of Stella glitter brush pens
EMBOSSINGRanger clear embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; CTMH distressing tool; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  August Linky Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #296; anything goes
Crafting By Designs  -  August Challenge; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #172; anything goes
HIMCR -  Challenge #313; "Super Scraps Saturday"
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; "Add a Sentiment"
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #348; anything goes


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Thank you so much for visiting me and I hope you have a great day!




Monday, July 24, 2017

FCCB Challenge #306 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It's Monday which means it must be time for a new  FCCB Challenge Me Monday! I hope you can join us!



Challenge #306 - Anything Goes
Create a project that features anything in the Cricut library


This Week's Sponsor


The prize is 4 digital stamps!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.


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SIZE:  5 x 6½"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Paper Pups"
PAPERTPC Studio "Paws & Claws Dog"


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Thank you so much for visiting me and I wish you a fantabulous day!!


 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

PDE Linky Party #180 ~ Christmas in July

Hello crafty friends! Happy 5th of July! I hope you all had a super fun day of celebration yesterday! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! My DT term is actually over but I'm back today as a Guest Designer.

We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com


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Today's card was made entirely of CTMH products. This was from one of their Christmas collections from last year called "White Pines". The stamps came from the "White Pines" stamp set and the inks are CTMH Exclusive Inks in "Fern", "Cranberry", and "Chocolate". The layout and design came from a coordinating card kit.




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Thank you so much for visiting me and I wish you a fabulous day!






Monday, June 26, 2017

FCCB Challenge #304 ~ Patriotism

 Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It's Monday which means it must be time for a new  FCCB Challenge Me Monday! I hope you can join us!



Challenge #304 - Patriotism
Make a project about patriotism in any country.


This Week's Sponsor

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.



To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least ONE Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least ONE cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If your project isn't a card, you will get TWO entries into the drawing!


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SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Simple Holiday Cards"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
OTHERStickles "Star Dust"; Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen 


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Thank you for visiting me and I wish you a fantabulous day!!


 

Friday, June 23, 2017

PDE Linky Party #178 ~ Anything but a Card

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!





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Today I'm sharing my version of a planner page. I don't use a traditional type planner because I like to see the whole month and I want it big enough to write in. Plus its size (17 x 22") allows it to double as a desk blotter. I purchased it from Pick Your Plum and it's made by TF Publishing. It comes with just the black outlines, like a giant coloring book. I have several different marker sets but for this I stuck with my Spectrum Noir pastels set. I used my PaperMate Ink Joy pens for the writing.








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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!




Friday, June 16, 2017

PDE Linky Party #177 ~ Tags

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!





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I made this tag to go on a friend's birthday gift. I love this "Jack" collection from CTMH. It works perfectly for manly projects. I love the little axes! This friend also happens to be a retired volunteer firefighter so it was perfect....




SIZE:  3¼ x 4"
PAPERCTMH "Jack" collection cardstock
STAMP SETCTMH "Joyful Birthday"
INKTim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
RIBBONMichaels "Celebrate It"
OTHERFiskars Paper Edgers "Ripple", corner rounder & hole punch; Recollections mini brads; 3M foam tape


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Thank you for visiting me and I wish you a beautiful day!



Friday, June 9, 2017

PDE Linky Party #176 ~ Cards Only

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!





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SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Paper Pups"
PAPERTPC Studio; CTMH
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; Fiskars corner rounder; Creatology googly eyes


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Thank you so much for visiting me and I wish you a beautiful day!





Friday, June 2, 2017

PDE Linky Party #175 ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!





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I made this card for my husband last Father's Day and never posted it, so obviously I'm posting it now. The dogs are loosely based on our 3 fur babies. They always give Daddy a card on Father's Day. I'm not sure exactly how they pull it off but they're very resourceful little pups :)




SIZE:  5 x 7"
PAPERCTMH; Imaginisce 
DIESLawn Fawn "Large Stitched Circles"
STAMP SETSPaper Smooches "Woofers & Tweeters"; Pretty Cute Stamps "Doggone It!"; CTMH "Framed"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH "Star Spangled Blue"
COLORINGZig Clean Color brush markers
OTHERStickles "Black Diamond" & "Platinum"; The Twinery twine; 3M foam tape


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Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day!



Monday, May 29, 2017

FCCB Challenge #302 ~ Graduation

Hello friends! I hope you're all enjoying this holiday weekend. Another Monday is upon us which means it's time for a new FCCB challenge!


Challenge #302-Graduation
Make a project about any kind of Graduation!


This Week's Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's
The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


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SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGES:  "Create a Critter 2" & "Create a Friend"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
PUNCHFiskars
OTHERWink of Stella glitter pen; CTMH Liquid Glass; Creatology googly eyes; 3M foam tape


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Thank you for visiting me and I hope you have a fantabulous day! 


 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

** Winner's Post for FCCB Challenge #300 **

Hello everyone! Thank you to all of you who participated in our challenge and a special thank you from me personally for all the sweet comments on my post. Well, today is the day I announce the winner of my giveaway....


2 BIG (6x8") MSE stamp sets:  "Heart & Home" and "Garden Faire Sentiments".
These are brand new and unopened.


AND THE WINNER IS....
(chosen by random.org)


#2 ~ SUE LORIO


Congratulations! Please contact me at: leeleecarddesigns@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will get these stamps right out in the mail to you.  


To see other prize results for this challenge, please go to the FCCB main blog by clicking HERE.

 
Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit and comment. I appreciate every single one of you!


  
 

Friday, May 12, 2017

PDE Linky Party #172 - Cards

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!





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I made this card for a friend who's a big baseball fan. His favorite team is the Chicago Cubs so I tried to stick to their team colors, red and blue. I used a dauber and some brown ink to make the ball look dirty and worn in. That part came out better than I expected....




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SIZE:  5"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Life's a Party" & "Spring Fling"
PAPERCTMH cardstock
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Chocolate"
OTHERWink of Stella clear glitter brush pen; Ranger sponge blending tool


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Thank you for visiting me and I hope you have an awesome day!




Friday, May 5, 2017

PDE Linky Party #171 ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and, more importantly, looking forward to an awesome weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you share your fabulous crafty projects with us! To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!





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SIZE:  5" square
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Create A Critter"
PAPERRecollections; Bazzill; DCWV
STAMP SETMy Pink Stamper "Punny-licious"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Cocoa"
OTHERFiskars edge punch; Stickles "Xmas Red" & "Platinum"; 3M foam tape


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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an awesome day!






Monday, May 1, 2017

FCCB Challenge #300 Blog Hop & Giveaways

**** My giveaway is listed at the bottom of this post! ****


Happy Monday and welcome to our 300th Challenge! 

We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!




Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-


a brand new Cricut Explore! Courtesy of 


of Denton, Texas

ALSO-
The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at

Amazon!

We also have:



And two $10 gift certificates to-


To qualify for the prizes, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and, if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member, leave a comment, and become a follower - those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).


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SIZE:  5"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Lovely Floral"
PAPER: CTMH
OTHERRecollections pearl mini flowers; Wink of Stella clear glitter brush marker


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Here is our blog hop list for Mother's Day challenge #300!
We can't wait to see your projects!


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My Giveaway....

2 BIG (6x8") MSE stamp sets:  "Heart & Home" and "Garden Faire Sentiments".
These are brand new and unopened.


Please leave a comment on this post by the end of the challenge, which is Sunday, May 14th.
You do not need to become a follower of my blog to qualify for this giveaway.
I will use random.org to select the winner.
Please leave a way for me to contact you if you win and be sure to check back here on Monday, May 15th when I will announce the winner.
USA & Canada only please.


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Thank you for visiting me and I wish you a fantabulous day!