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.


Friday, December 30, 2011

Trendy Twine Guest Designer

HELLO and Happy New Years Eve Eve! I'm excited to share with you a project I made for Trendy Twine. When they asked me to be a guest designer I was so excited and I accepted immediately!!! I absolutely LOVE this twine and the colors that are available are fun and unique.

With New Years right around the corner, I decided to make some party poppers. And since I am expecting my own baby new year I decided to use the Blue Berry and Strawberry Cupcake Trendy twine for a theme of Pink and Blue. My family will have fun opening up these poppers to find Happy New Year necklaces and Hershey Kisses for a midnight treat.

For the pink popper I used a half of a toilet paper roll, pink shimmer tissue paper, Blue Berry twine, My Creative Time's: fancy label die and the "Cheers" stamp from the Small Talk stamp set, Peachy Keen's New Years Faces stamp and Stickles.

For the blue popper I used a half of a toilet paper roll, blue glitter tissue paper, Strawberry Cupcake twine, My Creative Time's: fancy label die and the "Happy New Year" stamp from the Small Talk stamp set, Peachy Keen stamps and Stickles. 

I hope you enjoyed my New Years project today. Please stop by Trendy Twines blog to see all the amazing projects they have there. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge #45

Hello and Happy DCD Challenge Tuesday!

Today is bittersweet because this will be my last challenge as a design team member of the Die Cuttin Divas blog. I have truly enjoyed being on this team and look forward to participating in upcoming challenges. I want to thank the design team for all their inspiration, support and friendship.  I know you all will ROCK 2012 and can't wait to see what you have in store for all of us.

This last challenge for 2011 is a Holiday Decor Challenge. 
So, Create any Holiday Celebration idea...wall hangings, centerpieces, ornaments, layouts, gift boxes/bags, etc. I made these Star centerpieces for the Teachers Christmas luncheon at my daughters school. The star is cut from Stand and Salute and the Wreath from Trim the Tree.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you'll join the DCD Design Team for this weeks challenge and all the new challenges in 2012. Thank you again Divas for letting me play along with all of you. Have a great New Year! Hugs, Yvonne

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Treats

This is what I'm doing late at night while the family is sleeping. 

Ornaments for Teachers

I used my Favorite stamps from My Creative Time 
and Trendy Twines Peppermint Twist twine.

Lollipops for the kids
I used My Creative Time's Dies and stamp, Peachy Keen Faces stamps and more Peppermint Twist Trendy Twine

The things we do for our children and the wonderful teachers that guide them. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snowman Christmas Tree

I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest to make this adorable snowman tree. Isn't he just the cutest thing?

He stands 3 feet tall and is made from a prelite white tree, glass ornaments filled by my Children with curled black cardstock paper make his buttons, Glittered branches for his arms, 2 My Creative Time Stitched Lollippop holders make his bow tie and the cutest snowman head my Mother in Law found at Big Lots.

I love his smile!

This is a close up of the bow tie I made from 2 My Creative Time Stitched Lollipop holder dies. I may add white stitching to it but I couldn't wait to see it on and share it with all of you! I hope you love my tree as much as we do. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very Merry Day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge #44

Hello and Happy DCD Tuesday!

Welcome to our TAGS, TAGS, TAGS challenge week. This week the designers are featuring Whimsie Doodles Tis' the Seasons digis and have created the most AMAZING tags with them. Please link up your projects Here at the DCD BLOG.

For my tags I used My Creative Time XL Lable die and Giftcard Holder Die and Trendy Twines NEW Christmas twine colors.
I also used the Gingerbread man Digi from Whimsie Doodles. This is my first time coloring a digi and I know there's a lot for me to learn. I hope you enjoy my tags and all the tags from the rest of the design team. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Activity Calendar

Welcome to the First day of December and the official start to the Holidays, at least for my family! 
This year to kick off the season I decided to make an advent calendar; however, since I have 3 children and I didn't want them fighting over the sweet treat for each day, I made our calendar an activity based project. I found a few examples on Pinterest and then came up with the following list of things to do with the kiddos.

List of Festive Family Activities:

Decorate for Christmas 
Write a letter to Santa 
Take a Family Christmas picture 
Read a Christmas Story at bedtime 
Do something nice for a sibling 
Make paper snowflakes 
Sing Christmas songs all day 
Donate toy you don’t play with anymore 
Make a craft with Mom 
Cook dinner together as a family 
Family Christmas movie night 
Make snowman soup 
Make Christmas cards for your Grandparents 
Eat Dessert first at dinnertime 
Spread holiday cheer to friends 
Make a gift for someone special 
Bake and Decorate cookies 
Color Christmas pictures 
Have a campout by the Christmas tree 
Have lunch somewhere special 
See some snow with family 
Drive around and look at Holiday lights 
Sing and dance to Christmas Carols 
Wear new Christmas pajamas to bed 
Spend the day with family, Merry Christmas!!

I then made 25 envelopes, matting them and adding a date label.

I then made a box to hold all the envelopes and decorated it with coordinating supplies.

The daily cards followed next with their own matting but these are not dated so they can be mixed up or change over the years if need be. 

I am so very happy with how this project turned out. It's going to be fun to see how the kids react to the daily activities we have planned. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge #43

Hello and Welcome to Sketch week at Die Cuttin Divas!

This week we'd love for all of you to join us in creating a project using the following sketch as your inspiration. Make a card, layout or anything your heart desires, just make sure you include a die cut and link it up at the DCD blog HERE.

Here is my card!

Card Recipe:
My Creative Time - Build A Banner Die set
Trendy Twine - Grape Fizz twine
DCWV winter paper
Purple organza ribbon
Snowflake embossing folder
white, blue & brown cardstock

I love how this card turned out, how it's not your traditional Christmas/Winter card and that I was able to add so many different elements to make it a favorite of mine. I hope you are inspired to create!

Thank you for stopping by now head on over to Die Cuttin Divas blog and have a Fantastic day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thank you Teachers!

If you are looking for the Die Cuttin Divas challenge post please click  HERE.

"Thank you for helping me become such a SMARTIE"

There is nothing better than hearing from your childrens' teachers that they enjoying having your child in the classroom and that they are outstanding students! 

Yesterday was the end of the first trimester and at parent teacher conferences my husband and I received this awesome news. Both of my girls are performing at and above their grade levels and the teachers adore having them in their classes. Well, I was over the moon!!! We normally don't reward our children for grades because they should always do their best at school no matter what; however, we were so proud of them and all the hard work they do (for 1st and 2nd graders) that we treated the girls to a toy at Target. 

Then I stayed up late last night making these thank you treat bags for the teachers and aids. I found the idea on Pinterest. Originally it was an end of the year gift idea but why not use it for Thanksgiving to thank all those special teachers who help my children be the best they can be.

Project recipe:
3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge - Pilgrim bird cut at 3"
My Creative Time - Gift Card Holder die
Trendy Twine - Orange Truffle twine
Divine twine - Orange and White twine
Fall leaves pattern paper
Cello treat bag and SMARTIES

I hope the teachers enjoy their little treats and that they have a very Happy Thanksgiving. This Momma is thankful for each and every one of them. 

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge #42

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas weekly challenge. This week we are celebrating National Native American Heritage day which falls on November 26th. So many inspiring project have been created by the design team so make sure you stop by the DCD blog and check them out.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see your project posted soon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge #41

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge. This week the design team has created projects that talk Turkey!

I created a card using a Cooked turkey cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge, My Creative Time Dies and stamps and Trendy Twine Orange Truffle Twine.

The sentiment is placed on the Fancy label die that was cut in half and then the scalloped circle die from My Creative Time.

I really love Trendy Twines Thanksgiving twine, in it's fun Brown and Orange colors.

So now it's your turn, Strut your stuff on over to Die Cuttin Divas... and make a project using a turkey theme.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Die Cuttin Diva Challenge #40

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge. This week the designers are giving thanks for our families and friends and have created projects that show our thanks. 
Won't you join us this week? Our sponsor is

I am so very thankful for my family! 
My husband, My three (soon to be 4) beautiful children and all the joy they bring to my life.  So for my project I created a 12 x 12 display layout picturing these very special loves of my life. 

Project Recipe:
Paper: DCWV The Ultimate Premium stack
Cricut cuts from:
 Doodlecharms, Create a Critter & Potpourri Basket
Trendy Twine - Orange Truffle brown and orange bakers twine
3D elements from me and My Big Ideas and Deluxe Imports

These acorns are adorable!

And don't you just LOVE this Twine! I know I do! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today, now head on over to Die Cuttin Divas and see what all the other designers have in store for you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion

Hello and Welcome to another Celebrate the Occasion challenge. 
This week the designers have created Fall inspired projects that include a pumpkin. Please visit the CTO blog to see everyones projects and join in on this fun challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Creative Time - Design Team Call!

I am so excited to be able to enter a project for Emma's very first "My Creative Time's Design Team Call!!!"  It would really be an honor to serve on Emma's team, creating fun new projects with her stamps and getting to know all of her fans that much better through her blog hops and challenges. I wish everyone the best of luck and to Miss Emma - I know you have a difficult job ahead of you so THANK YOU for giving us all the chance.

For this Design Team Call, Emma is requesting the following:

1. Should you be chosen as a member of my DT, you not join or currently be serving as a Design Team member for any other "Sentiment-Based" stamp companies during your term. Thanks so much for understanding! 
2. Also, you would need to have a blog to participate!
3. Please create ONE project for this call. It can either be a card, layout, home decor item or a 3-D item! 4. It would be nice to see my stamps used in your projects, but if you do NOT own any, please feel free to use what you have!

It would be a 3 month term, you will be required to do 1 to 2 blog hops a month & complete approx 8 (this is including sneak peek week) projects a month!

So without further ado here is my home decor project. 

My Family's Birthday calendar

Project Recipe:
My Creative Time Products:
My Gypsy
Cork bulletin board
Rainbow sheer ribbon - Ruffled
Black sheer ribbon for the hanger
SU and CTMH Inks
Hot glue and silver push pins

I created this label using my Gypsy, customizing the label size and welding the two phrases into one project title.

Each Month of the calendar is stamped using 1 of Emma's 5 XL Label borders - I love how different each one is and how it coordinates with the theme for each month.

On each calendar I marked the dates for every member in my family and on the back I wrote whose birthdays are on the dates marked on the front. The current month can then be displayed showing who's birthday is coming up and when it is.

On the border of the cork board I decided to add sheer rainbow ribbon that I ruffled using my sewing machine. On top of the ribbon I added Emma's scalloped and stitched circles with 6 different stamped sentiments and images.

I just love these new stamp sets - they're perfect for EVERY birthday in my family and all the other occasions throughout the year. This was a very fun project to make and has inspired more projects for the up coming holidays. Thank you for stopping by my blog and again good luck to all the entrants at My Creative Time.

Have a great day!

Die Cuttin Divas

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.
This week we want you to create projects using Halloween colors. 

Cricut Die - Mini Monsters
Black, Green and Purple cardstock
Tim Holtz embossing folder - Web
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo edge punch
My Creative Time - All Around Halloween Stamp
Peachy Keen Stamps - Monster faces
Orange RicRack and white gel pen

Thank you for stopping by my blog ~ I hope to see your project on the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge this week!!!

I've entered this card into the Little Scrap Pieces Challenge here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Monogrammed Hair Accessory Holder

Happy Saturday!

For my project today, I thought I'd share with you a hair accessory holder I made for my daughters friend. I started out with a large wooden letter from Michaels, added a big bow, some green rhinestones and then added more ribbon to hold the hair accessories.

Here is the finished holder with a few Flowers and bows I made as well.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!


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