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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Tip of the Day


Good morning peeps!
Debbie here with Bugjuiced.
Today I am back as Guest Designer for My Creative Time for me!! Emma has a WONDERFUL new release that I can't wait for you all to see! She has a some wonderful new round sentiments to go with her circle and scallop die which I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET!!!!

She also has some beautiful flower stamps and dies! 
SO go on over to her store and get you some of these wonderful stamp sets & Dies!

Now, for my first project. I really wanted to do something cute with a doggie since 
I have two beautiful little furbabies that I love Dearly and I know Emma also has 3 little....well 2 little
 and 1 soon to grow big furbabies!

So I purchased this file from Treasureboxdesigns.com....there is another really
cute little dog one at  littlescrapsofheaven.com also

I took and broke everything apart and then copied and welded to of the house bases together 
to make a card. WOW this was very time consuming I have to say because there 
are alot of pieces and since there was alot of different colors I wanted to use it took alot of
planning and preparation! But I LOVE the way the little doggie turned out. 

I used the sentiments from MCT set "This and That" because I thought
It was fitting to have this card show how thankful our little furbabies are to get 
good homes! I just drew on the little paw on the doggies collar because its super little!



I made the little sign to say Max & Coco's pad since this is the name of my babies!


**CLICK ON PICTURES FOR LARGER VIEW



For this little card I made another little doggie and used Emma's new release "All around everything" just drew the paw with a marker and then used on the bone the "Teeny Tag Greetings" set. I love this set as well as these new all around sentiments! 




My photo here is a bit blurry but hey I wanted to be a crafter....not a photographer! Hey that rhymed!


FRIDAY TIP OF THE DAY

NOW.....For the tip of the day.....We all love to occasionally use our glue guns but if your like me I get very annoyed by the "strings" that you get from the glue so here is a little tip. If you take Vaseline and rub it on the tip of your glue gun (of course before its hot! Hey sometimes you do have to have these disclaimers...like don't use your blow dryer in the bath tub kinda disclaimers!) Then when you go to use your glue gun you won't get the strings! 

As a bonus cause I love that you all give me such love I am offering ANOTHER tip of the day. Yes this is quite like the cheesy informercials where you get one item for $19.99 but wait...act now and you will get TWO of these items for $19.99....but my tips are FREE!! WOW FREE tips you say......do tell

I have to share a way to stay very organized with your blog, your hops, your challenges and post etc. I have constructed a "Blog planner" and I am going to share how to make it with you! And I will be sharing the files with you to make your own. Now I can't claim this as my brilliant idea although I had somewhat a concept in mind but I did some searching and found a wonderful blog where Becky from Infarrantlycreative shared her creation of the blog planner and files. I am sharing the link to her blog and giving her credit for this because we always want to be courteous and give people Kudos for the things they do. It makes everyone feel good when what they spend time doing is shared with respect.
Here are screen shots of the forms:

Here is my book! I have to admit I put it together quick. I was suppose to go to Office Depot to have it bound and make a tear off pad out of the calendar pages but I was so busy today at the office I didn't get that done. SOOOO I went home and made the cover and back and I have a pink bind it all (think I bought it cause its pink...cause I don't use it....it scares the beeeejezzes out of me!) And of course after punching the holes I made mistakes, I put it together and I realized when I watched her video she was left handed and so that is how I made mine....I am right handed...uugggghhh I will redo it at some point. I repurposed a card I had made using my peachy keen cronies set and I used Emma's set "This and That" 
Monthly calendar & weekly blog planner to do page



again with my yellow pictures. Bought a lightbox but need lights! :(

There is a file folder under the monthly caledar so that the weekly sheets when done fold over and under a new calendar. I will do a video of how it works or show you hers on my blog but I have to get it uploaded.


I just know you all will love this because its so much easier to stay on track. I am a visual person and even though I LOVE MY COMPUTER like I love air I still need to write things down and "see" it. This will help with your planning as well. You can always take the pages and re-create if some things are not what you want to have on them. WHEW was this a long post huh! I am going to give away one of these planners to one lucky follower!! So go to my blog "Bugjuiced" leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win! If you become a follower you will get an extra entry! :)


19 comments:

  1. Wow!!! What awesome projects!!!! I am so loving the blog planner! I am in need of one to stay organized! Thanks for sharing your projects! Happy Friday!!

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  2. Debbie, I love your projects. Those dogs are so cute. The blog planner sounds like a great idea. I am a very organized person, or so I think, but sometimes when it comes to blogging, it's hard to keep up. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. AWESOME job my friend!! LOVE both of your doggy cards!! You totally rocked this Friday's tip of the day!! I also LOVE the blog planner idea and could soooooooooooo use that!! GREAT JOB!! Hugs, Leanne

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  4. Awesome idea. Your projects are all fabulous and I'm totally in love with the blog planner. I SO need one of those. Awesome tips! Hugs- Glora

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  5. You did a great job on your projects and tips for today! The dogs are too cute. The glue gun and planners ideas are wonderful.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  6. Thanks for the tips! The glue gun tip is one I need for sure!!! Gonna use that tip often starting this weekend!

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  7. Thanks for the tips, Great tip on the glue gun I will try that today:)

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  8. Cute project, and thanks for the great tips:) I've been thinking of making a notebook/organizer for challenges and a place to keep my coupons, I loved how you organized yours. Thank you for sharing:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
    Monica L.


    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  9. OH my goodness! Such a fabulous idea! I love it!!! I will have to make myself one! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. Great projects and excellent tips! I have tried several techniques with the glue gun, to no avail. I cannot wait to try your trick! Thank you so much for sharing your time, tips, and creations with us!

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  11. Debbie ~ both of your cards are too CUTE! I LOVE how you personalized the first one with your puppies names! The blog schedule/idea book is FABULOUS! I might have to give this a try! the tip with the glue gun I am so doing! Unfortunately you have to put disclaimers one EVERYTHING today! LOL!

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  12. Debbie, I love these puppy cards! I have 3 furbabies, myself! I lolve the 3-dimensional effects, especially on the card that is a house! THe patterned papers on that card are so subtle, but add texture that I LIKE! Thanks for a great tip, too about the glue gun! That is the primary reason I DO NOT use mine - until your tip! I'm heading to your blog!
    Roberta
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  13. Thank you so much for you Tips of the Day. Your Creations are also all very nice. Love them.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  14. such great ideas for the tips of the day! thanks!!

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  15. Super cute projects!! Love the glue gun tip!! Hate those strings!! lol

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  16. Fantastic projects love love your planner! TFS

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