Friday, April 27, 2012

My Creative Time for Me Friday Tip of the Day!

Good morning peeps!
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 is another really
cute little dog one at 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!


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!


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 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 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 Beckie from Infarrantlycreative shared her creation of the blog planner and files. Watch her video here so you can see how it really works!

 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 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 to do and plan page

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 leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win! If you become a follower you will get an extra entry! :) I will announce the winner in 2 weeks from today!



Such a cute card, i love the little sign!! Ok so I am going to have to try this glue gun thing because I have switched to wet glue but it takes forever to dry!! I really need one of these planners, I have three books of stuff for blogging and it is so disorganized!! Please please pick me!!
Kristan (follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

jessica said...

Adorable cards and I am so loving the blog planner!! I need one of those to keep everything organized and yours is awesome!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your tips also...I have to give the glue gun one a go for sure!!! Hate those strings:) thanks for sharing a great day of projects and tips!!
Have a happy Friday!!

Lisa said...

Love your cards, those dogs are so cute. Love the house. The planner sounds like a great idea, blogging can get a little overwhelming. Thanks for the tip on the glue gun, I'll have to give that a try :) Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

Since I have two little dogs of my own, I want to say what a cute card. Love the ears that look like they are flopping around. Really cute.

Dianne Bell -

Dianne said...

Forgot to mention that I will definitely try the vaseline tip for the glue gun. Yesterday i had strings all over the place and it was driving me nuts. Thanks for sharing that tip.

Dianne Bell -

Kat's Kreative Corner said...

Love the cards! I'm a big fan of furbabies, unfortunately my furbaby is no longer with me. I love your blog book, what a great idea, and it can definitely be used for other things as well. TFS!


Ema said...

OMG!!!!! I want one. What a great job you did. You are sooooooooooo talented. I which I had just a bit of your talent. AWESOME... Just love it. TFS

pamela f said...

Love the card and ohhhhh the organizer is Awsome! Thanks for the chance to win...fingers crossed!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful tips. I use a plain notebook and yours is so well organized & creatively decorated.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gina said...

Your doggies are adorable!! I LOVE this concept of the blog planner! Here I was making scratch pads and lost half of them and gave up! This is awesome to keep all in one spot and organized!!
babi96 at aol dot com

Leanne said...

Hey girlie!! You have OUTDID yourself!! BOTH of your cards are ADORABLE!! Love the little puppy he's sooo cute with those ears!! Great tips also! I'm dangerous with a glue gun so that disclamer is probably for me hahahahaha!!! Love the blog planner book REALLY need one of those!! Hugs from your bestie!! Leanne

quilt4fun2 said...

I will be trying the glue gun tip and you did a great job on your projects and cards. The planner is awesome and a great idea. The little dogs are so cute and worth the time to get them just right. Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Crafty Moni said...

Cute projects! Thanks for the great tips, I will be trying them out. I was thinking of making a notebook/organizer so that I can keep track of challenges and my coupons. Your planner looks fabulous, thank yuou for the great idea:)Im a new follower, I can't wait to see what else you create.

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

monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

MzLavr2 said...

I love your doggie house! So super cute!
<3 Pam

CREATIVE M said...

Love your Goggie projects!AWESOME JOB!!!Saw you on Emma's blog!TFS
Your planner is a great idea!Love it!

Chriss America Real said...

I love your doggie cards! So cute! That dog actually looks a lot like my Louie! Please, please, please let me win the planner! I am so busy with my blog, my design team blogs, blog hops, I don't know if I am coming or going! I am a VERY visual person and this would help me so much...and it is adorable too!


nancy said...

I love the dog. It makes such adorable cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

Your doggie projects were to cute, but it is your blog organizer that I just love to pieces! lol I am a new follower!!

Nancy said...

Love your dogs! Hope you don't mind, but I may scraplift it, our friends are getting a new puppy in May! I'm in the process of building my blog and feel very overwhelmed. This would help me calm my fears and get organized. If I don't win, could I please have the file to make my own? Thanks so much for letting us enter.

cricutharper said...

What wonderful tips. And your projects are both very cute! Thanks for sharing. I could not find the blog planner post on the other blog you mentioned, but I tried.

Anonymous said...

Your foggiest projects are just adorable! I would love to win your planner. It would really help me get organized.

Anonymous said...

I love your doggie planner and would love to win the planner because I know it would help me get my life more organized.

Dawn, RI said...

The bloger planner is something I could use. Isaac not very orgaized when I started my blog last year.

Could you ala send me the files., thanks

Jen said...

Ohhh, that planner would help me so much! Love your doggies, but I'm a little biased...I'm a kitty mom! I would love a copy of the files as well: caffeinatedpapercuts at gmail dot com

Thanks so much for the helpful post!

Cindyloohoo said...

I love the planner idea book and the cute cards. I to have many many fur babies. Mostly rescues.

pj said...

I love the freebie tips. Freebie or not I love learning from your wonderful blogs! Love the puppies.

recollectionalley said...

I just found your blog and I love your sense of style and humor. What a wonderful idea to help us stay organized. I know I can use it....

Shari said...

I am enjoying learning from your blog, thanks!!!

Sandy Ference said...

The Blog planner is a great idea. I really loved the vaseline on the glue gun. Great tips. Thanks.

Jeri said...

Just happened to find your blog today after visiting My Creative Time. Your card is absolutely adorable. The details are amazing. I'm most impressed with that cool planner. I'm an organizing freak so that would be really fun to have. I'm visual like you. Thanks for sharing and your inspiration.

Kim H said...

Debbie ~ ADORABLE cards! the book idea is just CLEVER! I really need togive this a try! The glue gun tip ~ BRILLIANT too! I really need to try that becaue I know all about those glue strings! Thanks for some AWESOME ideas!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Hi Debbie! I am a follower - as The Papercrafting League: Mother of 3! I would love one of these planners, as I often forget to go back and check to see if I have won a blog hop prize, or a challenge! I am a visdual person, too! I love your puppies on your cards!


JenE said...

Just found your blog through MTC blog and am now a follower. Awesome tips and love your cards and planner!!!

missstamper said...

Very cute card! I am going to try the Vaseline trick! Thanks for sharing!

Kathlene said...

I love that planner, and of course the card is soooo cute. Great job and great inspiration for keeping track of all the cards and ideas that would need to be done during the week. I love it.


Dana Never Too Many Crafts said...

I really love this idea for a blogg planner! One of the main reasons I don't follow and participate in these blog give-aw-ways is that I get totally LOST on where I am on and whose site I have or have not posted etc. I would love to win one of these!

Super idea!
Thanks, Dana in Utah

Marilyn said...

OMG! Afriend just told me about this and I LOVE the idea! I have a blog and can't seem to get it off the ground due to my crazy schdeule with my 4 kids, but I would love, love, love this planner to help me get on track! If the contest is over, I'd love to get a copy of the layout designs. Thanks so much!

Brenda said...

thanks for both of these tips of the day! never thought about the hot glue gun tip! thanks for sharing! :-)

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Your little puppy is sooo cute!!! Congrats on being Emma's guest, excellent tips btw, I didn't know about the glue gun.
Your blog organizer is awesome!!! I definitely need to do that, so I will be sending you an e-mail for the files. Thanks for offering them!
BTW your blog is waaay cute!!!
Puppy Hugs,


Patty said...

OMG....I absolutely need one of these planners...I tried to make an excel spreadsheet and got nowhere with it, and as you said...a visual is much better. I hope I win this one!!! Thanks for the chance!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Deb. I adore your doggy sign almost as much as I love you for leaving me the sweetest comments about losing my Mattie. Reading those just touched my heart so much. You obviously know how I feel. I keep thinking people will think it's crazy for me to be so upset but I swear it feels like being at home after the funeral of a family member. It's so quiet and lonesome. She's been my constant companion and I miss her so much, my heart literally aches. So sorry that you lost one of your babies and had to go through that and seeing that you also had yours for 12 years, you must know just how I feel. How can they not be a family member.

Unfortunately Mattie didn't have her tags or collar on since it was just a quick visit to check on my cousin late at night. I'm still praying someone calls though.

Love the tip about the hot glue gun. I will be trying that. And I'm a visual person too. I still want to hold a magazine in bed to read at night(if only it was blogs). I'd love a chance to win it and yep, I'm a follower too. Love your pretty blog. I wish I was as talented as you I love, love, love your doggy sign and card!

Thanks for letting me enter and taking up so much space with this comment.
Hugs… Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

neddgirl said...

I'm glad I found your blog you are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.