Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Guest Designer for "My Creative Time" with Emma!!!

I was so excited to win the new stamp set "Race for the Cure" and four pink fabulous blocks from Emma Aguilar with creativetimeforme.com . This is a great stamp set and also benefits a good cause. I also purchased her stamp set "My favorite Sayings". I absolutely love her stamps. The quality is superb and I love all her sentiments and she is the sweetest person.  Be sure to visit here blog for the exciting release of her  My Creative Time's "7th Edition Stamp Release" happening this Friday @ 8am PST!

I was so honored when she asked me to guest design for her blog! WOW.... she is like the Oprah Winfrey of stamps!! I love to watch her videos, she is very informative and her series of gypsy videos are the best. She explains everything so well for people like me who have a gypsy and don't know how to use it! So for her spot I decided to make a project for each of the two sets.

First up will be the "Race for the Cure". I love pink so this wasn't hard at all for me. I decided on a 12 x 12 layout page. I used my Cricut imagine to print 3 different pattern papers from the Yummy cart and Blossom pattern papers cart. I used my new Cricut Expression 2 and my gypsy for the girl on the scooter and the tags I cut. I have the recipe below the picture.


I used 4 stamps out of the set for this layout. The cut little ribbon on the basket I used my new awesome glitter from "Bo Nash" I have a video I did on my blog from this. It is amazing because it is so fine and the special adhesive works so great the glitter sticks well without leaving a heavy line or humps in your project. The excess (which there is very little waste because of the way you apply) just comes off with the oils from your hand when you brush your hand over the area. 



I used Razzberry ink from Colorbox chalk inks for all the stamped areas. I think it worked well with all the colors.
Papers: The main page was cut from Yummy Cart, The 1" stripe on the left was cut from the Blossom cart and I have to say this is my favorite! The striped style that was used as one of the photo mats and the base of the other was cut from the Yummy cart as well.
The plaid piece that was used under the top photo mat and also on pieces of the girl and scooter were from "Fancy Pants" Beach babe 6x6 paper pack I bought at Archivers back in April. I also used the pink and yellow polka dot paper from this stack as an accent piece on the left side and on the scooter.

The polka dot piece was cut at 2" x 6" and the one end 1/2" corners chomp with corner chomper!
Yellow plaid piece under the top photo mat was cut at 1 1/2" x 6" and inked with Lime pastel ink from Colorbox.

Girl on scooter cut from "Sweethearts" cart at 4 1/4"

The tags were cut from "Tags, bags, boxes and more" at sizes Lg 1.78" x 2.65" (I know weird sizes but just eyeballed what I wanted and didn't notice the size until after on gypsy!) Sm is 1.39" x 2.06". I just cut off the top of the large one. Everything inked with the Razzberry from Colorbox.

Second Project

I used the stamp set "My favorite Sayings" inked the sentiment in black (my browns were dried up...oh my!) I did ink the sentiment in a brown I could squeak out a bit of!
Card is 6 x 6 cut out of Recollections Kraft paper, the top layer is paper from PKJ Designs called "Chocolate Checkers" cut at 5 1/2" x 5"
All the images were cut from the "Yummy cartridge" 
The cake was cut at 2.5"
Girl cut at 5"
I cut a piece from the yummy cart for the underneath area of the sentiment. It was a dark brown.
I used glossy accents on the icing area on the cake and on her eyes (kinda looks weird in the pic but not in person!)
Chocolate brown twine from the twinery. 

Hope you like the projects! I sure enjoyed doing them and enjoyed the opportunity to be on Emma's blog so big THANK YOU to Emma!!!


29 comments:

Josie0602 said...

Truer words were never spoken...Crafting, Caffeine, and Chocolate!! Great cards!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Oh my...I love both of your projects...Awesome job!!!

linda said...

Love your card.
LINDAB

TyTynNiyasmom said...

So glad I stopped by. Fabulous cards TFS


Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

You nailed this card. I'm glad you were a guest designer on this. Would have missed this wonderful card. Smooches... Felicia at scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

First all let me say a HUGE congrats for being Guest Designer!!! Woooo Hoooo I know how excited you have been and I have been excited for ya!! I love BOTH of your projects!! The layout is absolutely gorgeous and the card is also a stunner!! You did great my friend and so proud of you!! Hugs, Leanne

{Raechel} said...

WOW beautiful projects! I am partial to the second as I am sipping my coffee right now LOL! Congrats on being Miss Emma's GUEST Designer!!!
TFS~Raechel
http://raechelscards.blogspot.com/

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful designs TFS
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Wonderful projects Debbie! great use of Emma's stamps. HUGS...SK :)

Kate said...

Congrats Debbie and Welcome! Emma is Amazingly Great!

Both your projects looks awesome. Love the LO and the Card.

Hugs
Kate

*Star said...

Both of your projects are amazing!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Cynthia said...

So great! I love that green dress!

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects and congrats on being a guest designer!

Anonymous said...

so, so, so cute. thanks for sharing your project with us
kgrin

Mimi said...

Oh so excited for you and I can totally see why Emma asked you to share! Love your site and your projects. Congratulations! If you have time, I'd love for you to pop over to my blog!

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Such a unique style. Very fun to see what you are creating. Marilyn

cricutharper said...

Love your projects! Nice job.

Kat's Blog said...

Great projects, love them both! Thanks for sharing..

Kat
http://katskreativegreetings.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

Love you projects! I am your newest fan. Off to look around.

Gabriela Sandoval said...

What an adorable card and I love the sentiment from Emma's stamp set.

Gaby

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

What an absolutly fabulous job on both these cards! Congrats on being Emma's guest designer!
Debbie H.
niteowlis at clear dot net

Miranda said...

Adorable! These are great! I am a new follower! TFS
Miranda:)
http://www.nanasscrapspot.blogspot.com

Liz said...

These are great projects I love the colors!

www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Cre8tiveVet said...

I too love Emma's stamp sets. My sister surprised me with the Race for a cure set back in May. I love what you cre8ted with them. -Yvette
cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

They are both beautiful! You did a great job on them! I love the soft colors of your LO and that card is too cute!
Amber

Anonymous said...

LOVE your cards. You did a grate job. I so need the yummy cartridge and Emma stamps.

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Both project are amazing....and did I read right????You used your gypsy!!! Good going my friend. Love the saying Crafting, Caffeine, and Chocolate!! Could not have said it better myself!
Hugs Jenny

Anonymous said...

Crafting, Caffeine and Chocolate - describes me perfectly, lthough I've had to cut back on the caffeine and chocolate and haven't had as much time as I would like for the crafting! Great card!!!

Scrapente said...

Great job, glad you got to be guest designer at Creative time for me....

Love to see more