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Friday, August 31, 2012

Creative Time for Me Friday Tip of the Day!

HELLO!!! Fellow crafters and lovers of all things Creative Time for me!! Debbie with Bugjuiced here with another Guest post and Tip of the day!

WOW does the months go by fast! I found this card in the Cardmaker Magazine and knew I had to make it. Boy was it ALOT of work. You have to hand cut alot of the coordinating pieces as the sizes is not listed. Here is a drawing of the piece you need to cut twice and where to score it.


then you of course take one piece and flip it and overlap on the larger end. I know all you crafters can figure it out by looking at the card.

The other little pieces you just cut by figuring them out!! ha ha I would give you the measurements but there are not the normal size and I am not good at all the little marks on a ruler cause ya know I am too busy studying to be a photographer ha ha! I used two different pieces of paper from the same paper stack so i knew it would look good together. If you are using black paper (like I did...learning the hard way) that is textured on one side and not the other pay attention to cut the pieces above to have texture on the same side!

I got the "All around Halloween" set and the new one (WHOOO do I love it) "Treats for My Sweets"



I tried to use only them on most of the images and hand cut them out (Now I am not the best at this) then I just really wanted to add this squiggly wire and put a couple of the images on it too! I have to say I really loved the way it turned out. I LOVE scrapping halloween...its my fav! Its the one day of the year I could actually put the worst (ok my favorite) worn, paint spotched and ripped clothing on, my hair can be a mess and I can be dressed as an old hag housewife!! Actually I did go as that one year with toe socks and slippers, pj's and rollers in my hair. I penciled dark circles around my eyes and a mole! I even took a cigarette and hung it out of my mouth. I would share it but its really bad and I wouldn't want you all to think how ugly and fat is she (cause I know that its not far from the truth...tear streaming down my face!) THIS Girl can't seem to back away from cake, candy or a plate of dumplins! Man the older I get the more I LOVE to eat!

So anywhoooo This is my card!!


CLICK ON EACH PICTURE FOR LARGER VIEW



I used good old Martha Stewarts drippy goo punch. Martha would be proud. 

I also used the Teeny Tiny tag set...LOVE THIS SET...seem to use it always!


TIP OF THE DAY.....

#1- PHOTOGRAPHY....man who would have thought that crafting was going to 
require to be a professional photographer!! Well as you all know in the past (well I think
I have gotten better) struggled with my photos. So my tip is to buy a photo tent and lights. My scrap room doesn't have the best lighting and I work during the day so I craft at night and so then taking photos happens during the evening. I purchased this photo tent on ebay for $11 and then I ordered these lights on ebay for $18. WOW how cheap is that right! It seems to make a difference when I am taking photos late!! The photos above I didn't use it on. They came out ok without it cause I actually made them during the daylight but wanted to spook them up with the dark border anyhow. Also another tip is since Picnik closed I have found another site called pic monkey (who comes up with these names?) to use to edit quickly, add borders and cool effects and they even have some cute little graphics you can add to your pictures. 



#2- Vintage it up is what I am calling this tip. I like to use twine on alot of my projects and sometimes I want something that looks just a bit old. I just pour some tea in a little bowl and then throw some twine in the bowl and let it sit. Then when it really looks the shade you want take it out and let it dry. Emma did the same thing with ribbon once. You can do it with anything like crochet embellies etc. You could even do it with paper if you wanted to wrinkle up some paper and give it a vintage look soak a piece in some tea. Then while its wet you can crinkle it up a bit and let it dry. Adds alot of dimension and texture to a project.


Giveaway alert...seeing if you are still paying attention! I will be giving away some really cute Halloween Charms to a Follower! You have to leave a comment on My Creative Time for Me blog and on my Bugjuiced blog to win. You don't have to be a follower (although it would be nice) 

I have been buying TONS of different charms and these halloween ones I have been hoarding saving for the right time to share some of them! These are cute on Mini albums and cards etc. I have some really cute ones. Hello kitty, tropical ones as well as these halloween ones. You may get some bonus goodies...who knows! :)



IKEA ALERT........

New product spotlight

I am always looking for ways to use products in my scrap room that were not 
intended for it but this is a "coffee table" at IKEA that would be great in a scrap room 
if you have limited space like we all seem to have. This is deep enough to set your cricuts or
cutting machines on and what I like about it is that you could easily scoot this underneath
your desk! Pull it out since its on wheels when you are ready to use it!! GENIUS!!! I need one! 

$49.99 
Man I so need a job at IKEA...:( 
Product dimensions
Length: 27 1/2 "
Width: 16 1/2 "
Height: 18 7/8 "

Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed my post! 
Debbie




Wednesday, August 29, 2012

3-D Wednesday !


Good morning my creative friends & welcome to another 3-D Wednesday! For today, I asked my team to make "birthday" related items! For MINE, I have a friend whose son's birthday is on Halloween & she asked me for an idea on what to make as a Halloween party treat! She didn't want to with candy because she said she will have a TON of candy at the party already!  So, for my project, I wanted to show you another way on how to use my Tag Dies!  When I get my video up, you can see how I made this using my Tag Dies, Just Simply Live, Build a Banner Kit, Teeny Tag Greetings , Treats for my sweet & my Scallop & Stitch Circle Die!   I found these SWEET little mechanical pencils at Office Depot & they fit PERFECT into my pocket treat! You can also put a miniature candy bar inside as well! .

 For the paper, I used my FAVORITE Echo Park's "Chillingsworth Manor"  6x6 paper pad!

HERE is my video FINALLY!:) ENJOY!

Now onto my SWEET Guest Designer & the rest of my amazing team!:) Don't forget to click on each of their names & it will take you to their blogs!

My Guest Designer: Miss Kim Score





Miss Veronica

Okie dokie, didn't my design team to an AMAZING JOB? I just LOVE their projects to pieces!
Don't forget to come back later to see my video~!  
Also, before I forget, my Mother wanted to tell ALL of you "THANK YOU" for the special birthday wishes! She read ALL the comments on my blog, as well as on facebook! THANK YOU!;)
Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends & I will see you back here soon!:)

P.S. If you haven't seen the new "Show me your techique" blog hop, you can see it here!
Also, don't forget to join our FUN challenge going on right now, right HERE

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday ~ Some GREAT News & Something BRAND NEW!


GOOD MORNING my creative friends! Well, today is one SPECIAL day! It is my Mommy's Birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MOMMY........HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOO YOUUUUUUU!!! CHA CHA CHA!!;) 
Well, I'm sure sure is reading this today! We celebrated already on Saturday, but we will have to continue the celebration since TODAY is her REAL Birthday! Just a little F.Y.I. for all of you, my Mom has been feeling a little down because she feels bad that alot of you are still waiting for your orders:( We are just waiting for the dies & as soon as they ring my doorbell, we can get ALLLLL of your orders out!  I think she is feeling this way because she LOVES to get out the orders ASAP & it's killing her that she can't do that right now!  I told her that it's not her fault that we sold out so quickly. Again, THANK YOU for your patience my sweet friends! I PROMISE you, it will be worth the wait because there will be a little surprise in your packages!;)  Just make sure you don't throw anything away, otherwise you will miss it!
Okie dokie, now onto my card! I just LOVE how all of my products "mesh" so well together! 
Here are all the products I used for my card today:
~ Ice Cream Die & sentiments ~ "Celebrate Good Times" stamp set
~ Pattern paper ~"Studio Calico 6x6 pad"
~ Ribon ~May Arts 

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Okay, now onto some FANTASTIC NEWS about my son ~Baby Aaron! We went to see his cardiologist this morning. He did his EKG & an echocardiogram & they came back NORMAL!!! In 2 weeks he can go on back to being a 12 year old little boy again! I was SO HAPPY that my hubby was there w/me because it was a HUGE weight off of our shoulders.  After many sleepless nights, let's just say that I feel SOOO VERY BLESSED & APPRECIATIVE for ALL of my family & ALL of YOU (my bloggy family) for all of your love,support, thoughts & prayers! THANK YOU!! I am giving you ALL BIG HUGE INTERNET HUGS right now!
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"SHOW ME YOUR TECHNIQUE"!
Phew, I hope you are all still with me!;) Remember I mentioned yesterday that I was going to start something BRAND new every Tuesday? Well, I am SO EXCITED to announce a new segment called 
"Show Me Your Technique"!  I thought it would be FUN to spotlight 3 of my design team members at a time for a "Mini" blog hop every Tuesday! Since I have the most AMAZING team, I wanted them to share w/all of US some of their special techniques that we might have all been wondering "how did they do that?"
I hope you are as pumped up about this as I am!

 Let's start hoppping! Here are the first three designers:
~Amy ~
~Cassandra
~Cathryn

Don't forget to visit these AMAZING designers for some AWESOME techniques & leave them some much deserved love! I know ALL of us are going to be learning LOTS of NEW ideas that we can incorporate into our own crafty life!

THank you for stopping by & have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends!;) xoxo

P.S. Don't forget, we have BRAND NEW Challenges that will be happening every other Thursday hosted by each one of my design team members! It will be their choice on what kind of challenge they want us all to participate in! Come join the very first one that I hosted! I hosted a "Pinterest Inspired" challenge! Come play along with us HERE for an opportunity to win a FUN prize!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Scrappy Monday ~ Episode 386


GOOD MORNING my creative friends! I hope you ALL had a FABULOUS weekend! Also, welcome to another "Scappy Monday"! For those of you who are new to my blog, every other Monday, my design team & myself get together & do layouts for you! I thought this was a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for ALL of us to catch up on our scrapbooking! Sometimes we get so into card making & like myself, ALWAYS put my scrapbooking asided "for another day"! So I hope my design team & myself inspire YOU to get caught up w/YOUR scrapbooking today!:) 
 This weekend I got to hang out w/my sisters & the rest of my FABULOUS family! We celebrated my Mom's Birthday along w/my 2 sisters! Everytime we get together, I never want it to end because we all get along, all of our kids just love each other to pieces & the BEST part is we don't "judge" each other! We ALL love each other & ALWAYS cherish the time we get to spend with one another!  Of course we took LOTS of pictures & I really wanted a picture of myself w/my 2 sisters! We don't have any recent pictures together, so I thought this would be the PERFECT one to scrapbook!  Let's just say that I know what those 2 are getting for Christmas! wink wink!;) 
For my 8x8 layout, I got to play w/ the "Just Simply Live" stamp set (will be back in stock the week of Sept 3rd!) That is where the sentiments "Remember" & "Good Times" are from!  The shape of the picture & it's layer are from the "Artiste" cartridge!


I even got to play w/a few of my older dies! The "Rolled Flower Dies" along w/the "Flower Petal Dies"! I forgot how FUN & PRETTY these are! In my video below, I show you how to use these 2 flowers together!  The clock is from the "Artiste" cartridge! I added this after my video, I just KNEW something was missing!:)  I put glossy accents on the "Roman" numbers & added some Glass Glitter from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique to the hands of the clock! I also just added a little bling to the center!

Of course I had to use my handy dandy sewing machine to add some real stitching to my layout as well! I just LOVE the little tag that comes in the "Just Simply Live" set! I used the alphabet that is included in the set to spell out "sisters"! Then I sewed the tag down & added some bling!;)  The black seaming binding ribbon & the cream color pom pom trim are also from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique!

Last but not least, I put my layout into a 8x8 shadowbox frame that I picked up from Hobby Lobby! I think it came out pretty & it is on display right now in my living room for everyone to see it!

Here is my video showing how I put this together!

Now onto my FABULOUS design team!:)







Miss Shar 

I hope you gots LOTS of inspiration from all of these GORGEOUS layouts today! Don't forget to click on each one of my designers names to visit each of their blogs to see more details on how they put their layouts together!!! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for someone NEW I will be featuring EVERY Tuesday! I CAN'T wait!!! Have a FABULOUS day & THANK YOU for visiting my blog!;) xoxo

P.S. Don't forget, we have BRAND NEW Challenges that will be happening every other Thursday hosted by each one of my design team members! It will be their choice on what kind of challenge they want us all to participate in! Come join the very first one that I hosted! I hosted a "Pinterest Inspired" challenge! Come play along with us HERE for an opportunity to win a FUN prize!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Challenge "Host Emma" ~ Pinterest Inspired Project


GOOD MORNING my creative friends! I am SO EXCITED to announce our NEW bi-monthly challenges on my blog today! Every other Thursday, one of my FABULOUS design team members will host a NEWchallenge here on my blog! You will have 2 weeks to complete your projects before the next challenge starts!  I am hosting our very FIRST  "New Challenge"  & I thought it would be fun to do a "Pinterest Inspired" challenge!
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Here are the details for this challenge:
1. Use Pinterest for your inspiration by making ANYTHING crafty OR even if you see CUTE cupcakes/food items you want to try, I mean ANYTHING you see HERE that inspires YOU!
2. Please put the LINK of the website where you found your inspiration on your blogs! PLEASE do NOT post the original picture of your "Inspiration", ONLY the link to their website!
3. Please link your projects HERE below this post.
4. Deadline for this challenge is on Tuesday, September 4th @ midnight!
5. Last, but certainly not least......HAVE FUN!;)
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Okay, now onto MY "Pinterest Inspired" project! I found my Halloween Party Inspiration from a website called "Handmade Art Fair"! You can see the original picture HERE!
Now of course, my hat didn't turn out as BEAUTIFUL as hers was, but I am happy w/mine & made sure I made it "my own"!:) You can see the list of items I used for my project below!

I'm not sure if I want to use it as a decoration OR wear it on Halloween? If I do decide to wear it, then all I have to add is an elastic string to keep it on my head!:)

Materials I used for my Halloween Party Hat:
~Party Hat cut out at 7" is from the "Artiste Cartridge"
~Purple Seam Binding Ribbon is from "Liz's Paper Loft Boutique"
~.05 Black Hemp is from "Liz's Paper Loft Boutique"
~Teeny Tag is from the "Teeny Tag Greetings" stamp set found HERE
~Sentiment is from "Treats for my Sweet" (will be back in stock on or before 8/31)
~The flowers are my "Rolled Flower Dies" found HERE
~Halloween Pattern Paper is by "Me & My Big Ideas" from Hobby Lobby
~Polka Dot Tulle & Black Boa is from Michael's!

Here is my video showing how I made my super cute hat!:)

Now onto my FABULOUS design team's "Pinterest Inspired" projects!

Miss Amy

Miss Cassandra


Miss Cathryn

Miss Cindy B.

Miss Glora

Miss Jeanne

Miss Leanne

I hope you enjoyed what you have seen here today!!! I can't wait to see ALL of your "Pinterest Inspired" projects!!! Thank you for stopping by!! Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends! xoxo

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WINNERS!!! and Jinger Adam's New Paper Line

GOOD MORNING my creative friends! Well, I have the TWO LUCKY winners from our blog hop! 

Winner of the $50 worth of products of YOUR choice for my store:

Kim's Kreations said...
Love the way you used the egg die to make your pumpkin. really cute card and tag.



Winner of the GUEST DESIGN spot for my NEXT release is:
Jane said....
Love your amazing set of cards. Those dies are just perfect for them. 
Jayne x

CONGRATS to the BOTH OF YOU!!! Please email me!!!

Have you seen the pictures of Jinger Adams' new paper lines that debuted at CHA?  The first one is an Italian themed line called Bella Vita, and the second one is a Boho line called Gypsy Queen.  Both of these have really fun  coordinating embellishments. I cannot wait to play with these!



Well, that is it for today my creative friends!:)  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for something NEW I will be having on my blog! It's going to be FUN!! Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends & again, THANK YOU for stopping by!:) xoxo

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