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.


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Something Old Something New,

Something Borrowed, Something Blue...

Weddings are in the air this week so I've been busy making my own cards and a little something special for a very dear grade school friend. So here's to Family and Friends, Congratulations and Best Wishes on this your special day!

For Tommy and Roxanne

For Andrea and Randy

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sewing project #3 - Kids on the go!

Crayon Tote Bags

I have 3 little children and keeping them entertained while out and about is always a challenge.

As a gift one year my girls received crayon tote bags and I couldn't wait to duplicate them. With a little trial and error I was able to create my own pattern.

The tote bag measures 12" x 10" with 9" drop handles and can hold a couple coloring books & 16 - 24 crayons, depending on their size.


3 coordinating fabrics
(4) 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangles from 2 fabrics for tote body and lining
Remaining fabric cut (2) 20" x 3" for handles
(2) 6" x 10 1/2" for Crayon pockets
Fusible Feece and thread

Take them to a restaurant, in the car, to a play date, on an airplane and even to the mall.

Take them anywhere!

Want one?
email me for custom orders

Monday, July 26, 2010

Howdy, Howdy, Howdy!

Cards for Boys!

I can't make every card girly and glittery so this one's for the boys - The Cowboys!
Again I've used the Create a Critter cartridge - Looks Like it's my new favorite cartridge to use!

Horse cut at 3 1/2"
Howdy cut at 2"
Grass cut at 3/4, 1 & 1 1/4"
4x4 - Blue cardstock
A2 size Red Card

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scrapbook Pages

Family Pages

It has been forever since I have made scrapbook pages for my family. I am on a mission to start and complete my children's baby books and then create pages of everyday life and Holidays.

Today I was inspired by the beautiful sunshine and created this page with pictures of my girls when they were smaller.
I hope you enjoy these "Sunny Days" from our past.


Cricut Cartridges
Create a Critter
& Just Because Cards
Glitter craft glue
Black Photo Corners
Bright Cardstock
& pattern paper

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Cards

DinoMite Card

Amoozing Get Well card

Cricut Cartridges:
Create a Critter
Just Because Cards
Textured and Plain
5 x 7 yellow card
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white card

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Steal!

Clearance Aisle

Every time I'm in Michael's or Joann's I stroll down the clearance aisles to see what goodies they may have for my many hobbies. I can't do these hobbies without getting a deal for all of my supplies so when I stumbled upon these finds you'll know why I just had to get them.

Most of the items pictured were found in the clearance section minus the wooden letter "G" and the Got Flowers paper flowers bottle. I used a coupon to get the letter at half price and the flowers were on sale for $2.99. If I were to have purchased everything at full price I would have paid $60+; however, I only paid $19.32 for everything, including tax!!!

So if you love to craft don't forget to check the clearance aisles because you never know what deals you'll find! :o)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Handmade Bows

My girls love to wear their hair in ponytails, braids and curls with headbands and bows.

I knew I could find instructions online so I searched until I found easy bow making instructions and started making bows in all colors.

Here are the instructions I found:

You can use just about any ribbon and clip you want to suit your childs hair.

I use 1 1/2" - 2" wire edge ribbon and 1/2" - 1" grosgrain, then I embellish with buttons, pearls, ribbon animals and flowers & attach each bow to either a french clip or an alligator clip.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Critters

Create a Critter
Cricut Cartridge
(That's a mouthful)

I couldn't wait to make something with this cartridge so I went right to work and made these Happy Birthday kid cards.

My Daughter picked the Zebra out for her friend who's having a birthday tomorrow. We added a pink flower and rhinestone to make it girly and coordinated the "Happy Birthday" to match the pattern paper. Super cute and Fun to make.

I couldn't resist making this next card with a huge chunk of swiss cheese on the front. I love swiss cheese and thought the mouse was ADORABLE!

Critters cut at 3 3/4 inches
Textured card stock
Plain card stock
Grosgrain Ribbon in Pink & White
Hot Pink Paper Flower & rhinestone
Patterned paper from Target

6x6 White square card
5x7 Black card

CRICUT Steals!


Ebay can be a very dangerous place! I recently treated myself to a Cricut Cartridge shopping spree and ended up scoring BIG! I won 6 cartridges for the fabulous price of...... (Insert drum roll)

+ Free Shipping

YES! It's all true - All these Cartridges were brand new in their boxes, sent free to me for a fraction of the retail price. I can't wait to start scrapbooking and card making with these images.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Homemade Cards

How much do you spend on Birthday and Special Occasion cards?

My Mother in law mentioned to me a couple months ago that she spent $35 on 5 cards. REALLY!!??
So I started making my own cards for Mother's day, Father's day and Birthdays because I refuse to pay $5, $6 or even $7.95 per card. By making my own cards I can get as creative and personal as I want and not have to settle for a cute card with the wrong saying or the perfect card at a high price.

Card kits can be found at Michael's or Joann's at a great price and if you use a coupon they're a steal. Add a few embellishments, a stamp, a sentiment and/or a personal message and you're done!

Cricut Cartridge:
From My Kitchen
8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock
& printed paper
White Grosgrain Ribbon
Got Flowers:
Iced Yellow and a Brad
Close to my Heart:
Happy Birthday Stamp

Sunday, July 11, 2010


5 x 7 white card
4 3/4 x 6 3/4 pattern paper
4 1/4 x 6 1/4 lavender card stock - aged with brown ink
4 x 6 vellum notecard
Got Flowers - Yellow iced paper flowers
Lavender brads and Rhinestones

Friday, July 9, 2010


Cookie/Sweet Exchange

Do you like to bake? Do you enjoy eating homemade baked goodies?

I absolutely LOVE to bake so I thought it fitting to create a card/invitation with a baking theme. This card would be perfect for a cookie exchange at the holidays, a summer recipe swap or to give that special someone who's on the receiving end of that freshly baked apple pie.

Cricut Cartridge:
From my Kitchen
Cardstock & printed papers
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 - A2 size card

I always add Chocolate chips to my brownies because that's how I have always made them for my husband so why stop a good thing. I also bake them at 325* in a dark non-stick pan for 28 mins. Perfectly moist chocolatey Brownies.

MPS Entry- Scrap Challenge card on National Scrapbook Day

Monday, July 5, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

For Dad

I made this card for my Father in Law who had a birthday this past week.

I was trying to come up with a simple yet masculine card that I could make a lot of for OWH. I came up with this design; however, the size isn't quite 4 x 6.

Cricut Cartridge - Potpourri Basket
Plantin SchoolBook
"Happy Birthday"
was cut at 1 1/2 inches
Frame was cut at 4 1/4 inches
Small Silver brads
Smoke Card stock
Patterned paper

Saturday, July 3, 2010


These cards were made for Operation Write Home and their Any Hero card challenge.
I will be sending these cards and many other blank cards to them for our deployed troops.

To find out more about Operation Write Home please visit their website at:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hello Kitty Birthday Party Favors

These adorable Hello Kitty party favors were made for Kylie's 8th birthday party this weekend. I hope she loves them as much as I loved making them for her.

Cricut Cartridges - Hello Kitty Greetings
The Paper Company - Bright Lights paper
EK Success Stickers
Gelly Roll pen - White
Hello Kitty goodies inside!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sewing Project #2

Hawaiian Pillowcase Dress

This dress was made with Cotton poly fabric that I purchased at the Honolulu fabric mart. I love the gathered neckline and satin ribbons.

This dress would be perfect for a 3-6 month old or it could also work as a shirt over jeans for a toddler.

1 yard of fabric
or a cute pillowcase
2 yards of ribbon
coordinating thread


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