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Friday, March 30, 2012

Creating The Crafty Life(CCL) Spring Themed Card Challenge

Welcome to the CCL April Card Theme Challenge!
I am so happy that you could stop by!

I am happy to announce that I have been chosen to be on 
the CCL Creative Design Team!

Each month we will choose a theme(whether it be cards,layouts,colors,etc)
and everything that the creative design team posts 
will revolve around that theme.  This month the theme is cards,
so be on the lookout for more tips,techniques,tutorials,
and other exciting things coming to CCL!

This is my Happy Spring Card!
I used a Magnolia stamp and paper pieced her dress.
I made a cluster of flowers with the green one being
my own handmade cardstock rose...
I used the Paper Trey Ink Double Banner Die for 
the banner and used a yellow 1" butterfly from 
MBsTreasurista zibbet store

For the inside, I just used the same coordinating
paper and used the same Spellbinders die(Labels 10)

There will be a prize of a $5 gift card to the
MBsTreasurista store, so we hope you will
join us for this challenge! The deadline to
enter is April 30,2012

I hope you enjoyed my card and I look forward
to creating more projects for the CCL Creative Design Team!
Again, stay tuned for more exciting things to come
over at
Come and join us if you are not already a member.
We have an awesome bunch of ladies that are
super friendly, creative and like to have lots of fun!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Exclusive DT Project for MBsTreasurista

Hello my friends!
Today I am showing you my 
design team project for MBsTreasurista.

I have had a ton of these little balsa boxes from Michael's.  
I have altered quite a few of them for others as gifts, but had 
never done one to keep for myself, 
so I decided to alter one for me!!  

I wanted it to kind of match my scrap room, so I went with 
a peachy/pink and green color combo. I love how it turned
out and I hope you do too!

Items used:
Pink Paislee London Market 6x6 paper
Misc trim from my stash
Recollections bling
White flat back pearl
Rhinestone buckle

MBsTreasurista products:
Organza Ribbon Rose Trim in white
Apple green wheat spray
Porcelain roses in white w/pink centers

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

MBT "Sneak Peek Sunday"

Hello my crafty friends!
Welcome to the MBT Sneak Peek Sunday!!
I am so happy to show you some of the new products
coming to the MBT store on April 1st!! There are a ton of new
products so be sure to check it out at MBsTreasurista

 Make sure you check out the MBsTreasurista blog for more projects
 from the other designers for more inspiration!

For my project, I decided to make a cute card.  I wanted to use the
awesomely cute glassine bags and use it like a pocket. So I thought
and thought about a sentiment to use for the card and then it hit me....
"sending you a pocket full of love"!! Then I knew I had to use the little
8mm clear heart rhinestones to put into the pocket of love!!
I hope you enjoy my project....

New Products for April 2012 that I used:
Small red acrylic butterfly
White porcelain flowers(colored them pink)
White flat back pearl trim(colored it green)
Ivory satin on organza trim
2"x3" glassine bag

Other MBT products used:
 Ivory round pearl bead spray
Cream drapery trim
Silver rhinestone trim
Clear Heart rhinestones (8mm)

Other products used:
My Minds Eye Lost and Found Market Street paper
I Am Roses curly petals
rhinestone buckle
white flat back pearl
Misc crystals from my stash
Ivory paper flowers
Handmade felt flower by me...LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out
the MBsTreasurista blog next Sunday for the
"Spring Card Sketch Challenge" for your chance to
win some awesome MBsTreasurista's products!!

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MBT "Teach Me Tuesday" Tutorial-Beaded Butterfly Embellishments

Hello my friends! Thank you for joining me for the
MBT "Teach Me Tuesday" Tutorial!
I hope you will enjoy my tutorial on
beaded butterfly embellishments!

Here are the supplies you will need:
~glue gun
~butterfly die cut out of felt
~flower stamen
white flat back pearl trim(from the MBT shop)
(2) beaded pearl sprays with three stems each(from the MBT shop)

1.Start off by cutting off 2 of the flat back pearls from the trim.
2.Cut off one of the 3 stems as you only need two for the butterfly wings.
3.Then on one of the two remaining stems, cut off one of the beads, 
near the top of the next bead.
4.Place a small amount of hot glue at the top of the white stem.
5.Twist one of the stems down and put into hot glue dot onto the stem.
 6.Place another drop of hot glue in the same place as above.
7.Repeat the twist step from above.
8.This is how it should look when you are done.
9.Cut off stem near the place where you hot glued the stems.
Repeat steps 2-9 for the other 3 stem spray.
10.This is how it should look when you are done.
11. Take your felt die cut and glue to the center of your pearl butterfly.
12. Glue flat back pearl trim to the center of the felt 
butterfly to form the body of the butterfly.
13. Glue the stamens to the back of the butterfly's head 
to form the antenae.
 14. Here is the final product!! Aren't they cute?
 I decided to make a card to put my little 
butterfly on as an accent.  I think it came out cute!
Here is a closeup of my little butterfly on the card.....

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope
you enjoyed my tutorial!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

MBT "Hop Into Spring" Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the
MBT "Hop Into Spring" Blog Hop!
Thank you so muchfor joining us! 
 I hope you will find some inspiration along the way!!!

If you are coming from Misty's blog, you are on the right track! If you just 
happened upon my blog and would like to hop along, please start over
with Misty as she is our hostess!!

Here is our lineup in case you get lost:
Tiffany -

For my project, I decided to alter a small wooden
birdhouse that I got at Michael's... I thought it
represented what Spring is all about!!
Hope you like it!

DCWV Tres Chic patterned paper
I Am Roses ivory rose bud
I Am Roses small pink rose buds
Misc pink and ivory roses
Prima white fabric and pearl flower

MBT products:
Lt. Pink Picot Gimp Trim
Ivory Ruffled Satin on Organza
Natural Burlap Trim 4"
Lt Pink Pearl Trim 4mm
Lt Pink Round Pearl Bead Spray
Small Clear Acrylic Butterflies

There is alot of hidden blog candy to be won and the grand prize is also hidden on one of the designers blog so please make sure to leave comments and to follow all the blogs. Here is whats up for grabs for the grand prize:

$20 gift certificate to:

*Must "like" the MBT Facebook page-Facebook

*Must be a MBT blog follower and comment on the hop post -Blog 

*Must* follow and comment on all the designer's blogs


I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you will join us next Sunday for our "Sneak Peek Sunday"
with all the new products that Misty will be carrying in the store for April!!

Your next stop is Lina!!

Leslie ♥

Sunday, March 4, 2012

MBT How Lucky Are You? Contest

MBT How Lucky Are you? Contest

I am so super excited to announce that the MB's Treasurista design team is hosting their very first contest over at the MB's Treasurista blog. So be sure to click on over for the details and how to participate. You won't want to miss out on your chance to win an amazing package of MBT Treasures.

Here is whats up for grabs: 

24 Mini Clear Acrylic Flowers
1yd - White Ruffled Satin Trim
1" Crystal Variety Pack
1ft Silver Mesh Bling (8 row)
Acrylic Wheat Leaves Spray Variety Pack
1yd - White Daisy Pearl Trim (9.5mm)
1yd - Black Pearl Trim (4mm)
1yd -Vintage White Scalloped Flower Lace
8"- Mini Ivory Pearl Flower Trim
1" Organza Butterfly Variety Pack
1ft - Cream Drapery Trim
1/2 yd - Ivory Ruffled Satin on Organza Trim
2yds - Brown/White Bakers Twine

Here's are the rules:
Must be the St. Patricks / Irish or Luck theme
Must use lace/trim or acrylic items
Submit Project as a "linky" to the MB's Treasurista Contest post
Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the MB's Treasurista  Blog
1 Entry submission per contestant
1 Winner will be selected based on "Like" votes
Projects must be uploaded by March 17th 11:59pm and must be new!

Can't wait to WIN?
4 day sale! March 16th-19th
20% off entire store!
Are you ready? Just select the blue “Click Here to Enter” button below the thumbnails and follow the steps to join the party!