Leisha’s Blog

Tuesday, April 22

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has had a great and safer Easter. We got a bit carried away doing yard work, so I am a little late getting these uploaded.

These projects were created for Memory Maze Chipboard. I'm really proud of this first piece though, so I am very excited to share it.

This began as a wire Easter egg ferris wheel that I found at Woolworths of all places.

 I teamed it with some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers and of course some Memory Maze chipboard and flowers to create this fun centre piece.

I created the box frame at the bottom from plain sheets of chipboard. The sides were covered in punched strips of patterned paper.

Next up is a fun pic from my children's Easter egg hunt from last year. I have again used Graphic 45 papers for this layout. For the background, I swiped some gesso, then sprinkled glitter embossing powder. Once heat set, I sponged ink over the hexagon stencil.

Finally I have a layout of my boys from their Easter hat parade this year. Kyan is getting a little older now, so we went with a Minecraft themed hat. Being a boy layout, I went a bit grungy this time.

Wednesday, April 16

Celebrate the journey with Heartfelt Creations.

Wednesday again already. My holidays are going way too fast. At least I have some new work to share. This is up on the Heartfelt Creations blog today. I love the Raindrops on Roses die...it goes with everything. I have used a background stamp on this one which has been embossed in pewter.

Make sure you check out the blog to see the giveaway winner from last week, and especially scroll down to see two incredible beyond the page projects from  Kathy Clement and Joanne Jamieson-Larkin among all the usual stunning pieces from the whole design team.

Make sure you come and look again tomorrow as I have an Easter project for Memory Maze that I can't wait to share.

Thursday, April 10

Celebrate the Journey with Heartfelt Creations

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations share, with a brand new release. Read on to see how you can win it.

Heartfelt Creations invites you to “Celebrate the Journey” with this classic travel-themed collection.  Whether you are traveling around the world or around the block, you will find papers, stamps and dies to document your life’s adventures.  The coordinating stamps and papers feature maps, compass roses, bicycles, hot air balloons, vintage suitcases, boarding passes and postcards. The clever Luggage and Tag die even creates a delightful 3-D suitcase! Soft hues of light green, deep teal, pink and rose merge with subtle, neutral backgrounds that are richly layered with beautiful fonts, flourishes and focal images.  “Celebrate the Journey” is just the ticket for both masculine and feminine projects, the perfect traveling companion for all of life’s journeys great and small. 

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creation blog by April 15th and you will be entered to win the entire collection valued at $180.00.

I especially love the die with this collection. It is so clever and the hot air balloon images in the papers are really cute. Perfect for both travel and masculine themes. 

Naturally the team have all outdone themselves,  so be sure to check out the blog here, or on Pinterest here.

Friday, April 4

Exciting Ruby Rock It news

This week I can announce that I will be staying on the Ruby Rock It Design Team for another term. 

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This is a wonderful team to be part of, and I am really happy to be staying on with some other great designers, and looking forward to meeting some new ones. 

You can visit and see everyone's beautiful work here:
Erin Yamabe [Social Media and Marketing Coordinator]

Plus there is also a new Essence Creative Team
Sally Wilson [Team Leader]

Thursday, April 3

Tick Tock!!!

Yep, it's Heartfelt Creations reveal time again. I really love how this one turned out. It's a bit of a shame actually to see it head off to the States. I think I will be making another clock soon to stay on my own wall. I have used the Once Upon a time collection for this one.

I strongly suggest you check out the Heartfelt Creations blog if you haven't already. The Design Team have really done an outstanding job this week. I don't normally single out projects, but I am really loving what Penny O'Dell has made, and of course, the great part about the blog is that every single project has full instructions for you to make it yourself.

Thursday, March 27

It's Heartfelt Creations time again.

This week I have a cute little off the page project up on the Heartfelt Creations blog. I found this giant wooden peg in the local Lifeline store for 50c, and figured I could certainly try to make something a little more interesting from it.

After applying loads of Gesso, I turned it upside down as a little stand alone photo stand. The photo is on a chipboard background and can be swapped out at any time.

This is with the photo board clipped into the top...

...and this is with the peg on its own.

Al always a close up of the decorative front. 

 ...and from the side.

As usual you can find all the instructions for creating this project over on the Heartfelt Creations blog. While you are there, be sure to check out lots of other projects from the other designers. Also, you can see a sneak peek of the next new release: Celebrate the Journey, you are going to love the die that comes with this one...super clever, plus there is a new technique video from Emma Lou.

Monday, March 24

Brand new DT reveal.

 A little while ago, I was invited to be part of the Design Team for Memory Maze, which is an Australian chipboard company. They have so many amazing designs, and I really like being able to support a local company.

Most of you here in Australia, probably already have some in your stash, and if you don't go and check out the store now, and be sure to ask your local to get some in. Alternatively, if you see something you like, let me know as Mum's shop already has a huge range, and can get anything else in you like.

This past week, I shared my first set of projects on the Memory Maze blog.

First up in a layout based on our monthly theme of circuses and carnivals. I used my brand new Gelatos to colour the large chipboard frame. I have used lots of fun papers and embellishments from the Ruby Rock It Carnival King collection.

Next up in an off the page layout using this amazing butterfly mesh piece. I really love the way this turned out. Check out all the cute little flowers, which are also available at Memory Maze. 

 Lastly is a shadow box beyond the page. The carousel horse is so sweet. Papers used here are Carnival Queen from Ruby Rock-It.

I had lots of fun making these. Be sure to check out the blog for more details on the products and to see what the rest of the team has been up to.

Friday, March 21

Heartfelt Creations share

This week I have a card to share using the new Once upon a time collection from Heartfelt Creations. This is a fun time themed layout with a really pretty delicate clock face die to match, and hey look, in a rarity for me, I haven't used any cards for this card, and I think it is still just as pretty.

As always, be sure to check out the blog for loads of amazing projects from all the team. You can find it here.

Saturday, March 15

NEW Once Upon A Time Heartfelt Creations reveal

This week Heartfelt Creations have released another amazing paper collection. This is a clocks themed collection, and is very pretty. Here's a layout I have created using this collection. Really love how this one turned out. The delicate doily die from the Raindrops on Roses die co-ordinates beautifully as does the Majestic morning blooms die.

 I really love the ornate clock face die, so pretty.

Al always you can get all the instructions for this layout as well as heaps of inspiration from the rest of the team here.

You can also check us out on Facebook and Pinterest.

Friday, March 7

Blog hopping with Ruby Rock-It.

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!  We are so excited to be creating with our gorgeous new Fusion collection that debuted at CHA Winter!

Each color family has 4 beautiful double sided patterned papers, and they blend so nicely with our Sugar Candy card stock, Bella! Bling our Fundamentals embellishments!

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This month I have been playing with the pretty pink Fusion range, I have teamed it with some hints of turquoise for something a little different.

Head over to see Beckie Dreyer next for a really cute purple layout. 


Our prize includes the entire Fusion collection!  That's all 6 fabulous colors!

 Comments will close on Monday, March 10th at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce our winner later in the week!