Friday, September 28, 2012

My Creative Time for Me Beary Special Blog Hop


Hello Peeps!!

Even though its not quite Halloween, Emma has decided to give you all a "Beary Special Treat"! This doesn't cause weight gain but will cause CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Included in this hop, you will see a "Beary Special" stamp set that was designed by Emma for this special hop!  Also, joining us for this hop are 5 VERY TALENTED "Guest Designers"!  

You should have arrived here from Miss Cindy B if you didn't you can continue on and make your way back around or start back at the My Creative Time for Me.

I am honored to be among these woman because they are all so talented! I have enjoyed being Guest Designer. For my card I made a Tri-Fold Shutter card. It was super easy to make and maybe I folded it a bit differently at the end because of my bears but it works! I used a SVG file for the bears in various sizes. Some pretty pink twine from Timeless Twine. This card came to me in mind after seeing the stamp set. It made me think of my daughter who is 26 now but I always think of her as my baby. The years go so fast! You get busy as I was a working mother and you don't realize how quickly they are grown. So you have to Savor those moments. Don't let everyday life stand in the way. I think I did at times because I struggled being a single parent for years. I was so busy working trying to take care of us. She is now a beautiful grown woman and I want her to be little again! The paper I chose was from Carta Bella "Paris Girl" Very beautiful pinks in this stack.

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For Emma and getting to know everyone. So sit back enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut or something and lets get this hop started!!!!

Okie dokie, here is the blog hop line up! 



Your next stop is Glora.....enjoy the Hop!


**GIVEAWAY ALERT**


Emma has a few GREAT giveaways to give to THREE LUCKY peeps! 
1st GRAND prize ~ "Teddy Bear Parade" cartridge AND this newest stamp set "Beary Special Thoughts"
2nd prize ~ "Create a Critter 2" cartridge "Beary Special Thoughts"
3rd prize ~ this newest set "Beary Special Thoughts"

How FUN is this! All you have to do is leave your comments on each designer's blogs! The more blogs you comment on, the BETTER your chances are at winning! Random.org will pick all the winners on Tuesday! So you have until Sunday, Sept 30th by midnight to get all of your comments in! AND PLEASE don't forget to include a way for us to contact you just in case YOU are one of the lucky winners! Good Luck!:)

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Cutting Cafe Chevron Card

Today I wanted to share with you another project for THE CUTTING CAFE. I picked the Chevron cutting file to work with and LOVE the way it turned out. I wanted of course to do a Halloween card....I no, I no....but I have it in my head peeps and until it passes its just something I have to ride out! (on my broom of course...can you hear the witches cackle coming from my house!

I cut the Chevron Cutting file on my cricut this time instead of my cameo because my cricut was feeling really left out and sad. The file comes with a large and small file. I used the small for this card which overall measures (the chevron cut 4 x 5.25") I used a purple paper and then backed it with a bright lime green. i think that looks great. I also cut another one out of orange to use inside the card and just put in on the black base with a cute little dimensional sticker.

On the front I just used some really cute Recollection stickers from Michaels. I usually don't use much stickers even thought I have a ton of them. I can't help myself when I see Halloween ones.

The sentiments I used on the front is from My Creative Time for Me stamp set and then I used Purple Passion Timeless Twine on it also.





Get on over to The Cutting Cafe and check out all her cute files and printables!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

I am a new DT member for Square 1 Masterpiece!


I just made the team for Square 1 and I wanted to share that they are still looking for a few more DT members so read info below and try out!! 


DT CALL


Hi Everybody!
Calling all crafters!  Square 1 Masterpiece is looking for talented, motivated, and responsible designers who have time to commit to designing home decor, cards, projects and more each month usingSquare 1 products.  We are looking for designers with all different styles and levels of crafting.  Our apologies, but at this time are only accepting designers who reside in the USA.  Here's some examples of what you can do with Square 1 products:








Interested?  Here's what you need to know:


Requirements:

1. 2-3 Projects per month

2. Current and Active Personal Blog

3. Active on Facebook and or Twitter

4. Active Industry Galleries

In return you will receive: 

1. A package with plenty of Square 1 products to design with for your blog post.  This may include the Inkjet Printable Material, colored sheets, patterned sheets, and iron on sheets.

2. Your picture and bio on the Square 1 Designs Blog.

3. You may also receive product from co-sponsor companies to use for blog hops and other events.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

1) Full name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address
2) Blog Address
3) Photo samples of your work. 
4) Tell us in a paragraph, why you want to work with Square 1.
5) If you have a crafting resume, please include a link to that as well.(Optional)
6)If you are on any other design teams, please let us know about those as well.
7) We would love to see what you've created with Square 1 product specifically, but will look at all submissions :)

Please email your applications to : square1designs@hotmail.com.
Deadline for Application : Ocober 8, 2012, Midnight PST. 
We will be announcing the newest members of our team on October 15, 2012.   We have several openings to fill :O)

If you don't have any Square 1 products yet, but would like to try it out, click the banner below to head on over to the store :O)



We thank you in advance for all of your work and appreciate your entry!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Timeless Twine More Halloween Treats

Debbie Here with a TIMELESS TWINE project to share with you!!


You will seriously get sick of seeing my projects because I love Halloween and since we are (I know still a bit) weeks away I plan to do ALOT of halloween projects. But can you ever make too many halloween projects....I think not as I cackle like a witch in my little scraproom!

I have been DYING and I mean pee my pants excited about making a Tube holder for treats! I went to Michaels and they just happen to have Martha Stewart items for 25% off and test tubes were in!! I don't know why but I am somewhat nuts over any project I see made with them. I am weird I know...I love packaging and so maybe it goes along with that. If I see a product I see the packaging first and if its really cute I may buy it just because of that. It may be the crappiest product I have ever bought but I am driving to the packaging. So I would say packaging is important packaging peeps....because there are package freaks like me around!! ha ha

Ok seriously....ok who am I fooollling I never am serious. Except when I may tell my daughter that I don't like the guy she is dating....then I am serious as a frog eyeballing a fly. She says I am too critical...I say I just have a keen sense of detecting losers.

Now enough of that nonsense....Here is my Test tube holder. I didn't quite find the one I wanted to use but hey people out there that make SVG files.....there is a lack of these out there so maybe someone will hear my cry for more files!!

I used Purple Passion Timeless Twine to tie around the test tubes. Pumpkin orange for the bow. And then on the frankies face I made his stitches with Black Coffee Twine. Now head on over to Bellacreationz to grab you some twine or other goodies in the store!





Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Cutting Cafe Fall Card

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing another file from "THE CUTTING CAFE"  and printables. I used the Acorn Shaped card and the sentiments that come with the set. There were so many cute sayings I had a hard time deciding on them!

I knew when it was a fall project and after seeing the sentiments that I wanted to use a critter on it so I used this  cute little squirrel. I used the multiple layers that come with the file to add dimension also to the card. The base is cut and then I cut out of the pattern paper another layer to cover my base. I then cut the acorn top out of some solid colored cardstock and then pop dotted that layer. The squirrel is pop dotted as well. I used Timeless Twine in Chocolate Chip for the top!

There is SO many cute files at THE CUTTING CAFE. And this file makes a really cute card and to get all the sentiments with it is such a bonus. Stop by the site and check out the blog for more inspiration! The DT always has lots of inspiration and various ways to use the files!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Cutting Cafe Spooky Spooky

Second week DT post for "The Cutting Cafe" and this weeks assignment had halloween files so guess what I love to make....you guessed it HALLOWEEN PROJECTS!!!

This week I ended up doing 3 projects. The one I spent so much time on was the wreath but I really wanted to make it so I did. I bought a 14" grapevine wreath and I wanted it black so I went to Michaels and in the spray paint section they had little bitty cans which was nice because I didn't want to buy a whole big can for a small paint job.

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I put it in a box and took it outside to spray it. While it was wet I sprinkled chunky glitter on it. I used the "Boo shaped card" file to cut out a large "BOO" to put on the wreath. I LOVE THIS LITTLE BOO SHAPE!! The ghost are super duper cute! I also used a sentiment on the bottom from "Halloween Trio" those images are super cute!! Attached a wired black bow and I will hang this baby on the wall or the front door!

I also made two really cute cards from The Cutting Cafe printables also from the "Halloween Trio" I really don't own but a starter set of copics so on the brooms I took the file into photoshop and colored it in there. I printed it out on photo paper so it would be nice on crisp. I used Timeless Twine in the Black Coffee & Pumpkin Orange.







Saturday, September 8, 2012

Creative Time for Me Friday Tip of the Day! Giveaway winner

I had forgotten to do random org for the charms giveaway. It was

#20 Crafting with Amy 

so Amy you don't have a email listed in your comments so get a hold of me to give me your info to send you the charms. If I don't hear from you by Friday Sept. 14th I will select another winner!

Timeless Twine September Challenge

This challenge we were to find a previous DT members projects and "scrap lift" it. So I chose a post done by Kathy in May 2012 and it was coffee cards. Now I do not like coffee....love the smell of it and feel special when I have a starbucks cup in my hand even if its hot chocolate because you know I want to be all cool like all the other people who drink their mocha frappacinos and iced coffees and all the other concoctions that I cannot pronounce. I would sound like a complete idiot if I had to order those complicated coffees. I would actually have to have someone video tape me doing it so I could have a really good laugh whenever I needed it. Right now I watch a video of my husband dancing in the kitchen when I need a good laugh. I keep it on my iphone but anywhooo that is another story right!

So here is my little coffee cards. Like I said don't like coffee but for some reason I love coffee art and purchased these cute little stamps from "My creative time for me" and love the chocolate browns and kraft colors. I used Tim Holtz (man I am addicted to this one) vintage photo to stamp the images. I used the Chocolate chip twine from Timeless Twine on my project. I love this color and it has the words Chocolate Chip in it so mega love the name! HHHMMMMMMM Chocolate Chips......now I want a cookie!


Now join us for this challenge and win a spool of twine in your choice of color!!
Here are the details:
Scrap Lift Challenge
1. Copy a project from the Timeless Twine Blog and link it up here
2. Use Timeless Twine if you have it (and if you don't you should! :)
3. Add a lil' bling bling like glitter, rhinestones and sparkly brads!!
Have fun and be Creative!!
Don't forget to link up here and the challenge runs till 9/23/12 at 11:59pm EST!!!








Thursday, September 6, 2012

Celebrating Gavin

Its Timeless Twine day for me today and I wanted to share a project I did for Stacy. She owns Timeless Twine and Bella Creationz. She just had a beautiful baby boy on August 27th and so I went out of my comfort zone and made a little layout for her. I was trying real hard to make it look like a subway art. I used Silhouette Studio to fill with patterns on most of the letters and the monkey. The sock monkey is a Silhouette file as well. I have been working so much that I had just a few hours to get this done. I probably will add a journaling area before I send it to Stacy. My picture is not the best. I was so tired and just didn't have time to mess with the lighting!  I hope you liked my project!


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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

We got a thing going on...


Writing a quick review so my bloggy friends can also experience what i have. I have always been a fan of Covergirl and Oil of Olay and when i got the chance to try a product with the two combined i was excited. I honestly quit wearing much makeup but did feel like i should wear some as age has started to rear its ugly head. Not badly but around the eyes i tend to have a dark area underneath.

Once i received my kit i immediatly opened and thought the design of the product was excellent. I may be weird but that is what i notice first...gets my attention and sometime i buy a product based on that! My first time using was great. The pump dispenser is awesome. Alittle goes a long way with the makeup and it felt so silky! I couldnt believe how great it went on and made my skin look. The pressed powder I received is equally good and when i dont want full on makeup for lazy days its a great product to use. I was very impressed with the product. Although i did receive these products to try out i would definitely purchase them for sure! if you would like to try this makeup yourself let me know i would be happy tonshare some great coupons!


**I am reviewing as a bzzagent and have received product to review but this is my own honest opinion that is expressed in the review.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Cutting Cafe First DT project

Hello everyone I am super excited to share my first project with The Cutting Cafe. We are all doing the Rainboot Shape card which also comes with printable sentiments! I am not new to cutting machines but I am new to the Cameo and just got it so this was my first offical project I did on it with SVG files.

I have to say I am loving Regina's files they are awesome and I cannot believe how much she has to offer on her site. Check out the site to see all the wonderful files and printable's there are. All her files come with PDF's as well for those who do not own cutting machines.

I used paper from Momenta "Romance Stack" I like that it has basically a 6x6 pad of some solids that coordinate and then 6x6 of the patterns. I really loved this pink that I did on the base of the color and the soft gray was beautiful with it. I know this will be a Team that I will be so excited each and every time to do a project. Just wait till you see what is coming up in the store. The halloween items are SO CUTE!!

I don't know why but Halloween is my favorite thing in the world to make! I don't have little ones at home anymore to make anything for but still love to make these projects. Always so many cute images.

Click the links above to visit the store and browse all the files. The file I used here is also linked above.
Hope you enjoyed!!