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Monday, April 30, 2012

Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge ~ Episode 349


GOOD MORNING my creative friends! I am SO EXCITED to introduce to you a new segment on my blog "Scrappy Mondays"! Yep, every other Monday, we will be doing nothing but "LAYOUTS"!!!;) I am very happy to do this so I can catch up on my scrapbooking! You can see below all the details about this challenge!

For my layout today, I was anxious to a page w/my boys' baseball team! I used a 12x12 paper pack from Teresa Collins "Sports Edion II"! The sentiments & image are from 2 different stamp sets of mine "Sports Sentiments" & "Grand Slam"! I am going to pick up a 12x12 shadowbox frame to display this in! I just LOVE how it turned out!:)
Here is my video for today!;)


DETAILS FOR THIS CHALLENGE:
~Here is the sketch to follow, feel free to flip it around any way you like , just as long as the elements are there~!
~You have 2 weeks to complete the challenge, deadline is Sunday, May 13th @ midnight
~Link up your projects to Mr. Linky below & leave a comment!
Now onto my AMAZING design team!:) Don't forget to visit each of their blogs to see more pics & details on what they used for their layouts today!

 









I hope you are just as EXCITED about this as I am!:) I am looking forward to seeing ALL of your FABULOUS layouts!
Thank you for stopping by & I will see you all back here tomorrow! Have a FABULOUS today my sweet friend! xoxo

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! :)


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ Frame Challenge


Good morning my creative friends & welcome to another "Throwback Thursday" challenge! I am going to make this "short & sweet" for you today!:) 

For this challenge, we are featuring "frames"!
~Use any cartridge that has a frame, if you don't own any, just create one yourself like I did today for my card
~Create any project of YOUR project
~ The last day for this challenge is Wed, May 9th at midnight PST
~Post your project to Mr. Linky then leave a comment

For my card today, I did start off w/my gypsy, but I wasn't able to cut my "corkboard" paper out w/my E2! I used the "My Community" cricut cartridge & found this CUTE puzzle piece! So, I cut it out w/cardstock first, then I traced it onto my corkboard paper & cut it out by hand! Then I layered it w/red cardstock & used some chalkboard paper from Recollections! Sentiments are from "My Teacher Rocks" & "All Around Everything ACCESSORIES"!


Okie dokie! now onto my FABULOUS design team! Don't forget to click on their names to visit each of their blogs!










Miss Veronica


Miss Nikki

THank you SOOO much for stopping by! I will see you all back here tomorrow for a FUN "Tip of the Day"! Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends!

3D Wednesday & Blog Hop Winners! ~ Episode 348


GOOD MORNING if you missed my "Peachy Tuesday" post yesterday, you can see it HERE! I hope all of you are enjoying your Wednesday morning so far! Today's 3-D day is just AMAZING! My design team NEVER disappoints, so I am going to make this quick so you can see their FABULOUS projects below!

For my SUPER CUTE project today, I created a SIMPLE & EASY shower/wedding favor! Here are the links to everything I used to create this:
~Inspiring Words stamp set
~Tulle is from Michaels

A  SUPER QUICK VIDEO FOR YA!

This ADORABLE shirt shaped gift box was made using the Tags, Boxes Bags & More 2 cricut cartridge! other items used:
Flowers ~ Flower Petal Die

Now onto my FABULOUS Design Team & AMAZING "Guest Designer" Miss Kim!
She created this lovely hot cocoa holder AND the best part about this..... she sent it to "ME"!!! It is beautiful in the picture, but in person, it is BEYOND "GORGEOUS"!!! Thank you SO VERY much Miss Kim for your generosity my sweet friend! 
For her project she used "Do the Cocoa Motion" stamp set!


Ms.Cindy L using

Ms.Shar using

Ms.Cindy L. using 

Ms.Katie using

 Ms.Amy using 

 Ms.Cathryn  using

Glora using
"My teacher ROCKS!" stamp set

Ms.Jeanne using


19 Blog hop Winners of the 6x6 Echo Park's Polka Dot paper pad!
Shar ~
#69 - Kim'sKreations,
Love your flowers. The card is so elegant and simple. Emma's new release is awesome

Kim~
Debbie said...
what a marvelous tag so gorgeous, you card is also wonderful thanks for the inspiration it makes me want to create flowers

Micia~
Deanne & Rebecca
So beautiful! Love it! TFS!
Deanne

Glora~
JHolliday said...
Beautiful project!
June

Trell~
maryanns
Beautiful project! I love the colors you used.

Amy~
Brenda said...
I really love this! I love the colors you used! u made it look so easy to duplicate! thanks for sharing!

Nikki~
Danielle Lee
Such a pretty card. You are amazing at paper piecing. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy L~
Sew Sweet N Crafty said:
More cute projects from you. You always impress me with your work. TFS.

Nancy~
Candy
What an adorable layout! I love everything about it!
Reminds me so much of my husband and daughter!
Candy

Cassandra~
Ange said...
Love the gift set.  Cute rose!

Cindy B.~
Maureen Reiss
#51 - Cindy, These are all fantastic!! Love the house pop up card!!!

Leanne~
melllisssa said...
Super cute graduation card! I've been searching for a bunch of ideas and so glad I came across yours since my brother will be graduating this year. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jeanne~
maryanns
Jeanne--your 4 x 4 card set is adorable! This is a great gift idea for a friend or colleague. Wonderful job!

Cathryn~
Jill Norwood said...
Wow what wonderful cards and gift box too! So pretty! 

Katie ~
Quilt4fun2 said…
I am so excited to have this release on order…finding a way to explain why I HAD to have this whole release:D I love it and you did a Great job on your card!


Tracy~ 

Danielle Lee
Beautiful! I can see this sitting on the bathroom counter with my daughter's hair accessories in it. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle Lee


Veronica~
Mommy's Crafty Creations said...
Beautiful flowers!

Emma~

Kat's Kreative Corner said....
Wonderful release, I've been anticipating this all week and it's finally here. Ordered mine this morning and can't wait to get it. Thanks so much for all you do for us crafter's. 

4 Winners of the Quilling Tools!

Momof4 in Arlington said....
EVERYTHING in this release is FABULOUS!!! I loved each and every project too! You are blessed with an amazingly inspiring design team! Thank you for the wonderful products and project inspiration! 



Kathlene said.....
I just wanted to say that I have just about all of your dies and am so happy with them. They cut beautifully and of course I love the little dash lines on the edges. I am now addicted to using your stamps and dies, so far your products are one of the best products out there, thank you.



Suzanne said....
OMG EMMA! You TOTALLY out did yourself on this Release...I REALLY LOVE EVERYTHING! I was going to chose a couple of sets to purchase...but that's not possible! I think I'm going to have to order the entire set :) yay! My husband might not enjoy it as much (hee,hee)but anyway, thank you for a fabulous week showcasing each set and the overflowing of Amazing projects from you and your DT....this week has been very inspirational! Have a wonderful & relaxing week....you deserve it....along with your DT members!
Suzanne


Debi said....
Emma, this release is one of your best. I ordered the rolled flower die and can't wait to use it. You have one heck of a design team. They are the most talented ladies ever. I love your blog and all of your designs.
ps. I don't leave comments very often but this is so deserving.
Hugs, Debi

Winner of the Boxelopes!

shelly said....
Emma, Today is my birthday and what did I ask for? Emma's new release!!! (I've been planning all week) Ordered the whole set! The only drawback is I have to wait for it to get here!lol You and your team have done an amazing job this week. So many great projects and ideas. Great release! Have a fabulous day!!


PHEW! this was a LOOOONG post!!! Okay, my design team will be contacting the winners from their blogs! For ALL the winners on MY blog, please email me your addresses so I can get your prizes out to you!:)

Thank you for stopping by & have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends! See you all back here tomorrow for a FUN "Throwback Thursday Challenge"! xoxo




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