Leisha’s Blog

Sunday, May 1

This month, we are celebrating all things spring. We moved to our current house 6 months ago in the middle of the Californian drought, and our yard was less that inspirational. It was little more than dirt and dust. With a bit of luck, we have had some rain, and we have been surprised with two amazing rose bushes, that over the last two weeks, have given us dozens of the biggest and prettiest roses we've ever seen. Even the grass is green again.  This layout shows just a tiny snippet of what is blooming. 

I used a background sheet from the wood collection, and teamed it with some Faded Empire papers and embellishments. 

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Thursday, April 28

Berry Sweet project with Heartfelt Creations

Today I have a new card project using the Berry Cafe collection from Heartfelt Creations. How cute is the bee hive image. It comes with a co-ordinating die also, so no fussy cutting. I used a decorative die so it looks like the hive is hanging down. 

The strawberry blooms are a favourite, and I will be using those little flowers for a long time to come. 

Over on the blog you can watch a new video from Emma Lou, on how to create hydrangea flowers. I can't wait to give this one a try. How good would they look attached to a styrofoam ball as a table centrepiece. 

You can also get a little look at the next collection being released soon called Under the Sea. I have a certain little girl having a birthday soon, who is obsessed with mermaids at the moment, so this is really going to come in handy.  While you are there, check out Kathleen's stunning little gift basket. 

Thursday, April 21

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Today I have another layout project to share from Heartfelt Creations using Berry Cafe.  I started with a simple background paper and created a big focus using floral die cuts.  

Do you see the cute little bumble bee in the top?

We are only just getting started with this collection, and the design team have been creating so many awesome projects this month. Joann is incredible at making three dimensional projects. Check out her ice-cream truck on the blog this week. 

Thursday, April 14

Heartfelt Creation new release: Berry Cafe.

Today there is  a brand new release on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

This is such a pretty and sweet collection with a vintage twist, and features one of my summery favourite colour schemes. It also comes with a sweet little blossom set, that will be so versatile for all kinds of collections.

I have started with a fairly simple card using die cut images from the pre-printed images that come with the paper collection. I am so glad that Heartfelt started doing this. It makes making simple cards so quick and simple, and is a less intimidating option for those people who are either new to colouring or are just not that into it. 

Over on the blog you can see a new video from Emma Lou, with some tips on hand colouring your stamped images. Of course you can also see lots of card samples up close both on the blog and in the video, including this one of mine. 

Thursday, April 7

Good times tag with Heartfelt Creations

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations project using Winking Frogs. This week I decided to make something a bit different and make a tag. I always admire these when I see other people make the, but have only made a fe myself. I really enjoyed putting this one together. It is quite large, and might make a nice feature on a layout, or might even look nice on the wall in a black frame. In fact these frogs would be a great theme for decor for a little boy room.

This is the last week using this collection. I really like the lil pads in their collection, they are quite different to anything else I have seen, and I really love the dragonfly (probably even more than the frogs shhh!) 

Next week we will be featuring a brand new collection called Berry Cafe, which is super sweet. You can see a little peek of a project idea over on the blog. As always you can also check out lots of beautiful projects from the rest of the very talented team. 

Thursday, March 31

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

It's Wednesday again, which means another new project share from Heartfelt Creations.  We are still working on the cute little Winking Frogs images this month, but you can get a sneak peek at the new collection for next month called Berry Cafe, over on the blog today. It's not released until the 14th of March but you can see some of it  here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/collections.php?c=2016-april-berrycafe

This week I have a card to share using the Fiddle'n Frog image. This card has a double flap on the front, so you pull it open from the side. 

You can get the full instructions for this and many more projects over on the blog.

Tuesday, March 29

Faded Empire with Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

This month at Ruby Rock-It, we are featuring the most beautiful new collection called Faded Empire.      I have used a combination of papers and die cuts from the collection along with bling trim and florals.The background paper is very pretty and detailed, so I wanted that to be the focus of the layout rather than adding too much over the top.

Some delicate die cut leaves added some extra foliage without detracting too much from the rest of the design. 

The blog trim beaded in beautifully with the background, while adding just the right amount of sparkle.

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Thursday, March 24

Toad ally Awesome with Heartfelt Creations

We are still working with Winking Frogs this month from Heartfelt Creations. This week I have created a layout about my little Cam. Being a boy layout, I decided to steer clear of the flowers, and focus on the dragonflies in this collection.  

I used texture paste, glitter paste, paint sprays and some stencils to embellish my background, then glittered up some stamped and coloured dragonflies to create the focus of my layout. Do you see the cute little frog alongside the title?

Over on the blog, along with lots of cute samples from he design team, you will find the link to vote on the semi finalists for the new design team. There are only a couple of days left to cast your vote. 

Thursday, March 17

Winking Frogs with Heartfelt Creations

Welcome to another brand new project using the sweet new Winking Frogs collection from Heartfelt Creations. I created this belly band card with a cute sentiment stamp, and sweet lily pads.

I'm such a big fan of belly band cards at the moment, I think they are so interesting. 


For this one, I stacked my lily pads, so that two are on the band itself, and one is on the card base, so that when the whole thing is together, it forms a cohesive little cluster. 

It's a little hard to tell from the photo, but I added some green stickles sparingly to the lily pads, and some parts of the frogs for a little extra shimmer too.

If you happened to miss out on the full release last week of this cute collection, you can catch it here.

Thursday, March 10

Heartfelt Creations New Release Day

It's time for another brand new release from Heartfelt Creations. This month it is all about some cute little green guys in the Winking Frogs collection.  The blues and greens in this are really nice, and even if you are not that into frogs, there is a green water lily stamp and die included that I think will be very popular. 

Here's a bit more about the collection.

Don your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Walk softly and  be aware of your surroundings at all times as the delightful gems we seek are not always easily seen and blend in with their surroundings perfectly.  Pause and listen carefully as the only clues we have to follow, leading us to our destination are the soft and throaty croaks filling the cool evening air.  Follow the quick flickering of the lightning bugs as dusk begins to fall, being careful to not be seen in their shadows.  Now...grab your field glasses...we've discovered the habitat we've been so curious about! Through your field glasses you see them...you have a front row seat to witness their fun and frolic, entertaining antics and flirtatious ways, and can only hope to eventually be invited in to make their acquaintances and join in the laughter and merriment!  Come along side Heartfelt Creations as we discover and reveal the amusing and spirited "Winking Frog" Collection.  Vintage inspired illustrations will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here.  The invitation has been sent to join in on the high jinks, so now it's your turn to dive in...try your hand at creating beautiful water florals, hop from lily pad to lily pad on handsome decorative paper, play hide and seek with glorious die cuts and with the little polliwogs among the weeds and cattails....now aren't you glad you listened and wore your rubber boots!

For my first project, I have created a fun little card, combining both stamped images, and pre-printed die cut images from the paper collection. 

Over on the blog, you can see a new video from Emma Lou with close ups of the collection, lots of samples from the design team, and some tips on colouring and shaping the new lillies.