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!! Time for 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!!


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!


#1- 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 this post and on  My Creative Time for Me 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! 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! 

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


Kim H said...

Debbie ~ WOW! This post need an ALERT put on it for the laugh factor because I choked and coughed out my coffee!!! Firs that card is just INCREDIBLE! LOVE the shape( I don't know the measuring marks on a ruler either ~ TU for admitting that) and details! WOW! I think I have that paper too! The photography segment ~ I have the same iisues except I have to much light and LOVE to take mine outside! But winter is approaching so I might have to look into this! I have chased cards thru inches of snow( no shoes on) because of the wind! Oh the cart thing ~ I have to look into this too! GREAT, GREAT guest spot! Learned a GREAT deal!!!! Wonderful tips!

Annette said...

wow this came out amazing...I think it was worth all the work to look that fabulous... I agree IKEA is a fun place...they have such cute stuff...have a great weekend.

Maria said...

great card. Going to try this

bumblebee creations said...

love your card!! We do not have an Ikea around here-but wish we did, so I could check it out!!

Kim's Kreations said...

Thought I was a follower I know I have visited your blog before I am a follower now. Loved your post on MCT. Great tips.

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Came over here to leave my comments too. Great card and even greater tips. Smooches...

Cristina said...

I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely loved this card. the colors the style, and just everything. so creative



Crafty Moni said...

Your card is amazing, I love all the detail you put into it and the colors you used:) Thanks for sharing your lighting tip, and your new find at Ikea. Its such a great table, wish I had room for it:)lol. These charms are so cute, hope I win them:)lol.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

This card is awesome. Wow, could really impress someone with this.

Selina Shelton said...

This is so awesome, I will definitely be giving this one a try, Thanks for sharing

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Patty said...'re right..crazy long post..but your card is super creative and so cute!! The table is a great idea...we have a newish IKEA about an hour from me...hear raves about it but haven't stepped foot in it yet...afraid I'll want one of everything in it!!!


Craftymom2 said...

Your work is beautiful!

Maria said...

Fabulous card and great tips! TFS

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

marg0006 said...

Love to use charms and have no Halloween charms. Thanks for the chance.

marg0006 at verizon dot net
Loving Scrapper101

Brenda said...

Cute card and I so love it! I've seen these cards around but didn't know how to make them. Thanks for the directions. Love the tips too, so need something to help me take better pics and I guess it's a good thing that I don't have an Ikea around me as I would spend all the hubs money there. lol Love the charms, thanks for a chance at winning some!

bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

kimmie said...

Love the card. I am going to try this out. Also thanks for the photography tips. I always looking for ways to take better photos of my work

quilt4fun2 said...

Great job on your card...I have not seen one like this before. I like the wires sticking up and of course drippy goo! We all need to be reminded of great ideas like tea dyes. Good luck with the photo booth! Great job and tips too.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Lynn B. said...

Very cool card, and thanks for the photography tips. I need help in that area for sure!

jessica said...

OHHHH Deb! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! The papers, the design and of course those MCT stamps!!!
Thanks for sharing the dimensions and for the great photo tip!!
Awesome post today!!
TFS my friend and have a GREAT Labor Day weekend!!

Crafting with Amy said...

This card is awesome!!! I love it! You did a great job. I am sure that the time and cutting you spent on this card was well worth it. You did an awesome job!

Craft Me This said...

I played with it and finally got it. Really cute project.

Daniele C. said...

I just ran across your blog yesterday while looking for idea using the CTMH Artist Cartridge. I was just selected for my very first design team so now I actually worry about what picture of my work look like, so thanks to your post I now own a photo tent, I'm so so excited about it!!! I'm also in the middle of reorganizing and finding more space in my scrap room, so I'm headed to IKEA this morning to buy that little table on wheels, OMG it's so cute and so so functional!!! Thanks so much for the info. All of your cards are super super cute. I am now a blog follower and hoping for more enabling, although my other half may not appreciate it, LOL!! Thanks again :-)