Friday, February 24, 2012

Creative Time for Me Guest Designer

Good morning everyone and welcome to my Guest Spot with "My Creative Time for Me" and my Friday Tip of the day. 

Today I have made a few little goodies using quite a few of Emma's dies and stamps. I will list them for each picture. I hope you enjoy it!!

First up is My little shadow box I made. I purchased this for $3.99 at Hobby Lobby it was unfinished so I used Tim Holtz Picket Fence crackle paint. After it dried I used the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink to shade the corners and make some of the crackles pop out. The chickie is from Create a Critter and the sentiment is from Emma's "Hello Spring" Stamp set from her new release. The paper behind the chickie is from October Afternoon. (Forgive the pics it is late and not the greatest lighting...I am buying me one of those photobox's as soon as I get around to ordering it!)


Ok Next project is a couple little "treats" to give out! I bought the cute little Polka dot bucket at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 and this cute little bottle also was $1.99 filled it with my favorite chocolate covered raisins!! The bucket has some cute little chickie no chicks were harmed during this photoshoot....ok I ate a few!! I used the Egg die to make this cute little hanging tag for the bottle and used a stamp from "You had me at Chocolate" for both the sentiments and then used the little strip stamps from "Hello Spring" also to decorate the egg. Ink is from Powder Puff.

Next I used the cute little Silhouette stamp from "Hello Spring" and embossed it in white on this black Bazzill cardstock. I wanted it to stand out. I used the sentiment again from "You had me at Choclate" (I love this set!) This was a hard card to photograph in the evening! The sentiment says "Where have you been all my life" in case its hard to see in this pic.

Now for my Tip of the Day.....drum roll please.....

I like to find inexpensive ways to store my goodies in my craft room and I like having things that I use alot like Emma's stamps really handy and accessible so I purchased this "curtain rod (although its a wire but that is what they are calling it here at Ikea) from Ikea for around $5 and it comes with quite a few I believe 18 clips! You can purchase more of these clips places where they sell "Clip it Ups" but if you don't want to spend over $80 for one part of a clip it up this is ideal. It is close to the wall so it doesn't get in your way. I have enough room that I can also use part of it to hang my cards on. Here is some photos.
This is hanging right above my work area! Handy dandy!!

Okie Dokie! Why don't we end this week w/a little giveaway! Emma is going to be giving away a hint of what she will be featuring for next Friday's tip of the day! I can't wait! She is giving away this 6x6 My Mind's Eye "Fine and Dandy Girl"! All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post and on Miss Emma's blog as wellDon't forget to leave a way for her to contact you if you should be the lucky winner!;) GOOD LUCK

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Momenta Project

I wanted to whip up a cute little project using my Momenta products. I picked the "Butterflly Garden" paper stack today. I love these colors. Very soft and textured too. I love this paisley sheet as I have said before I love paisley print!

I bought this file at Creations by AR she has some very cut files. I had to modify a bit as the handle didn't fit on the 12 x 12 mat! It took me two times before I got it right. (PS I would suggest always making one first with white cardstock to save the good stuff so you can practice)

I used a stamp from My Creative Time for Me, used some really pretty turquoise colored embossing powder (Zing) on the sentiment. I didn't want to put alot of things on this because I wanted the paper to be the focus. I hope you like it!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

The winner of Emma's stamp set is "tracy" congrats Tracy i know you will enjoy Emma's stamps! They are Terrific!

More giveaways planned for next week! I will be Guest Diesigner on a couple blogs and i will do giveaways! Be on the lookout! I would love you to stop by to see what i have made!

**Tracy you have 1 week to claim your stamps or i will pick another winner. Please email me at because i do not have a way to contact you!

Giveaway!! My Momenta Celebration!

**giveaway now closed

In honor of me making the Momenta D-Lite team I wanted to do a giveaway and my sweet friend Emma from My Creative Time for Me  graciously gave me one of her wonderful stamp sets to give away!! I love her stamps and dies. If you don't have any you should.

Please take time to visit her blog and browsing her store. The quality of the dies and stamps are the best! I was just a guest designer on her blog for her Friday Tip of the day so check out all the goodies posted from her DT and Guest Designers. 
Here is the stamp set to win!

So for this giveaway you will have to do the following: Each One gives your more chances!!
It would be great if you would want to follow my blog but it IS NOT A REQUIREMENT!!! 
I want you to follow me only because you truly want to follow me!
This is NOT something she asked me to do or a requirement for Momenta, I just really want to show my support to both Emma and Momenta!!

1. Go to My Creative Time for Me Facebook page and "Like" MCT but you must tell them Debbie Crowder sent you!!

2. Go to Momenta and "Like" Momenta but you must tell them D-Lite Team Member Debbie Crowder sent you!
**Don't forget to Come back and tell me you did these two things!

Thats it!!! Good Luck!!
US only, I will select a winner on February 17th!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My First Momenta D-Lite Project

Here is a cute little mini I made using the Momenta "The Great Outdoors" collection. I ordered the kit and it has so many embellishments, borders, papers etc. I love it all! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it because I LOVE campin' critters cart and so off i went. I have to say I designed this in Cricut Craft Room and had to abandon the project on their because after trying 3 machines it just didn't work.

I wish they would get the bugs worked out of that because I think the concept is great but over a year and still not completely functional for me. I am WAY too inpatient for problems.

I loved all these papers and I ended up cutting the chipboard by hand and just using my little cutter to cut the pages and the paper cut wonderful. I used it on my cricut machine for the critters but used the cardstock collection "Relaxed". I know my pictures are not the best because I seem to always get things done when its not as light in my craftroom. Again I said I was inpatient so I could have waited but NOT...happening!

I wanted to share right away. I hope you take the time to visit momenta and check out all the goodies they offer. It is a great company and lots of great products. This entire paper pack and embellishments is on the website and only $10!!

I ordered the epoxy stickers from this collection as well as the alphabets you can see throughout the album. They are super cute!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Guest Designer For My Creative Time for Me!!

Good Morning Everyone!
I was so pleased to be asked again to Guest Design for Emma. She is absolutely the sweetest thing! I love all of her products and so its great to represent something you love. I was asked to do the "Tip of the Day" I wanted to show a way to utilize one of her dies a different way. I have to say I just got in an order from her and several of the dies I had ordered. It was the first time I had tried them so I was eager to see how they worked. These dies are terrific!

I used her "Oval Stitch Die", I wanted to make a cute little flower with it.  Had it all in my head so was happy it actually turned out just like I wanted! I will list how I did it below the picture. I used a sentiment from "You had me at Chocolate" and made a Shadow Box card which I loved the way it turned out. I inked the edges a bit with Distressed ink, Crimped up the ends and curled it a bit to add the dimension. Papers and all listed below! Please pop over and visit Emma's Blog for all kinds of inspiration!

Papers: My Minds Eye 6x6 paper stack "Lime Twist"
Sentiment: My Creative time for me "You had me at Chocolate"
Die: My Creative time for me "Oval Stitch Die"
Aqua Ribbon, Sheer Ribbon, Tim Holtz Distress "Vintage Photo" Ink
Card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/4"
I cut 8 of the ovals with the various colors I wanted for petals, then cut two with Kraft paper for the leaves. I inked the leave with Powder Puff ink in "green with envy" and then used a sharpie to draw some veins on them. Those were cut in half to make four leaves.
Anyone wanting directions for the shadowbox card please email me.