ME? Well, My name is Yvonne and I am a SAHM to FOUR beautiful, energetic, wild, lovable, crazy and amazing children. I am married to my best friend and the Love of my life. And I have a creative side that needed an outlet so I started this blog to share my creations with all of you. One day my oldest daughter, all of 6 years old, looked at me while I was crafting and said "you sure are One Creative Momma" and the name for my blog was born.
Have you made a New Years resolution to get organized and stay that way? I have!
To start my year off right I decided to start using the Motivated Moms 2011 Chore list. You might be asking - What is this Yvonne? Well here's how they describe it on their website: "Motivated Moms is a printable chore planning system to help you have a clean and organized home and still have time for yourself!"
To find out more about this Chore list and what products are available please click here and order.
This year I had to buy a few gift cards and it was just easier for me to buy them at the grocery store then run around to all the stores buying individual cards. My problem with gift cards is how to wrap them to make them just as special as a real tangible gift. Grocery store gift cards are bigger since they are displayed on a hanging card so I decided to make a card or holder for them. I hope you enjoy my project!
Cardstock, Ribbon, Pattern paper, Cricut sentiment, Stickers, Scoreboard and Adhesive
Score a 5 x 12 strip of cardstock at 5", 5 1/4", 10 3/4" and 11".
Glue the 5 x 5 side to the larger side of the card. After drying time, slide your gift card into the opening.
Tie ribbon around the card like a present and attach adhesive squares to hold it in place.
Glue a 4 x 4 square of pattern paper to the front of the card and a 4 x 4 1/2 square to the back of the card. Add stickers, other embellishments and a tag.
And your done!
A little Merry Christmas for a grocery store gift card!
This year the hub and I decided not to buy gifts for each other. Instead we decided to get our Mastiff, Rufus, a little brother. Well, yesterday the Hub brought our new addition home and he is just adorable. He's 1/4 Bull mastiff, 1/4 Neapolitan mastiff, 1/2 French Bordeaux mastiff.
When I was in Jr High my cousin Michelle taught me how to make bows. She would make them for Christmas each year and I always loved how beautiful they were on her tree, garland and wreaths. I now make these bows for my Christmas decorations and wrapping.
These bows will decorate the library at school tomorrow for the Faculty and Staff Christmas Luncheon and then follow me home to decorate my fireplace.
They are made from 3" wire edge ribbon found at Costco and measure 10"x 8" with 14" tails.
I had to run out to the grocery store this morning for a few Thanksgiving ingredients and I happened to find these stickers on a random shelf. I picked them up and asked an employee how much they were. Each of these packages rang up for $2.99 and each one had 3 sets of stickers in them. So the STEAL is that these dimensional stickers were under a dollar each and will look amazing on all the Christmas cards I'll be making next weekend!!!
I'm very excited to be a participating in this Valentine Bloghop for Operation Write Home. Making cards for our Heroes each holiday is a rewarding experience and we'd love for all of you to join us. Currently OWH is no longer accepting Christmas cards; however, Valentine cards are being collected until January 7th.
I hope you enjoy my card!
Operation Write Home has been selected as a finalist in the Joanns Craft for a Cause contest and NEEDS your votes. Please click the following link and VOTE everyday for OWH!!! http://www.joann.com/CraftForaCause
Now it's time to visit Joanne at Sleepy in Seattle
For all the Heroes serving now and for all those who gave their lives so that we may have Freedom especially my Dad who served in Vietnam and my Great Grandfather who served in WWII.
THANK YOU, YOU MAKE AMERICA PROUD!!!
I made these cards this morning for the teachers at my daughters school. Everyone in the school is writing Hero letters for Operation Write Home. The school is also having a prayer service today and Tomorrow everyone can wear Jeans and the School's spirit shirt if they make a donation to OWH.