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.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Open House!


Yesterday I was fortunate to get a getaway crafting day and attend a Stampin' Up open house hosted by my Mother in Laws very good friend, Ruth. I didn't know what to expect since I had never attended a SU open house and was pleasantly surprised to find the projects that were planned for us. In total there were 8 stations where you could make 8 wonderful cards. A sample of each card was on display and supplies & directions were there to guide you. I really enjoyed my afternoon making these fabulous cards.








Ruth had the most amazing cards on display as well as other projects that could be made if you signed up for one of her classes. I definitely made notes and plan on attending one as soon as I get another Momma getaway day. Please stop by her website HERE, leave her some Blog love and if you want, order some of her awesome Stampin' Up product.
www.RuthlessStamping.com

Thank you for visiting and have a great week ahead.
~Yvonne

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Meet and Greet Pictures!

All of us at Emma and Sarah's Meet and Greet



Emma - My Creative Time



Stacy from Action Wobbles


Sarah - Pink Cricut

What are you doing today?

This is where I'll be!!!


Location: City Grill Coffee Bar located within the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

Address: 930 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

When: Saturday 1/29/2011

Time: 10am- noon

Friday, January 28, 2011

Craft Organizing

My never ending project...
HOW TO ORGANIZE MY CRAFT SUPPLIES!

My sister, Yvette @ Cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com, told me to check out Scrappily Ever After because they were having an Organizing Boot Camp. The boot camp started long ago but I was inspired to at least try to organize my supplies.

To visit Scrappily Ever After to see what the Boot Camp was all about click HERE.

Here's what I started with at Noon:
The lower section was where I stored all my scrapbooking/paper crafting supplies. This wasn't a productive way to have everything set up though. Unloading almost everything to get to one thing or another.
I used the upper section as storage for many different things.


Here's the hallway cupboards almost completely empty. The cases in the lower right hold my childrens' baby things that are waiting to be scrapbooked and the entire unit is holding up the right side of the shelf above. :) One day I'll fix the shelf but hey, it works for now.


At 2:00pm, This is what I've organized so far; however, I am no where near completion. I'll update you all when I do get a place for everything and Everything in its place. :)


Thank you for Visiting and Please feel free to share your organizing tips. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Awesome giveaway!



To celebrate her Grand Opening, Mistyrose is giving away this Cricut Expression with 3 cartridges. To be entered for a chance to win you must be a follower of her blog. A winner will be picked on February 14th. If you want a chance to win a Cricut Cake, do what I'm doing and post about this giveaway on your blog and Facebook for a grand total of 3 entries!!!
Good luck everyone and THANK YOU Mistyrose!!!



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monochromatic Birthday Card


THE CHALLENGE
Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided
TWIST
Use a monochromatic color scheme

I don't own any Peachy Keen Stamps yet; however, my birthday is around the corner and I've put the word out that I'd like to own some. :) I hope you enjoy my TWIST on the Challenge. (Yes, I forgot all about the sketch and focused more on the monochromatic theme. I can't believe I forgot!)

I'm also entering this card into:
My Pink Stampers Birthday theme project challenge and
Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday
From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge


Thank you for visiting!!!






Monday, January 24, 2011

CHA 2011 MEET UP!

Meet Emma from CreativeTimeForMe.com
and Sarah from PinkCricut.com

Here are the details:

Location: City Grill Coffee Bar located within the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

Address: 930 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

When: Saturday 1/29/2011

Time: 10am- noon

You must reserve your spot by Thursday, 27th at midnight.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sweet as a Gumdrop...

Double Display Card

As I was blog hopping Friday night I came across this amazing card over at Sweet as a Gumdrop. I knew I had to try it as soon as I saw it. Brenda's card is so beautiful so please click on her blog and check it out.


For this project I used my Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge, Heidi Grace Designer paper, AWI Action Wobble, Grosgrain ribbon, rhinestones, Chocolate brown cardstock, CTMH stamp set D1242 Doodle Alphabet and Stampin' up Whisper white ink.

I wanted to use a brown and white pattern paper to go with the Designer paper but I couldn't find one I liked. So, I took out my CTMH stamps and made my own.


This little bird, perched on her little branch is attached with an Action Wobble. The effect is SO CUTE!!! To order Action Wobbles visit their site here.


Thank you for visiting my blog!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

NEW BLOG BUTTON!

New look!

I'm still trying to figure out this blog world I've entered. Every blog I visit has such amazing backgrounds and customized graphics and I found myself inspired!!! In updating my blog background I realized that I should probably update my button as well. Below, you will find my attempt at a custom graphic featuring one of my cards. If you wish to add my blog button to your blog, You can find the new code on the right side of this page.


My Button code was updated 1-30-2011

Hair Bows

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Creative Time - Throwback Thursday


For this challenge Emma wanted us to use either the "Paper Doll Dress Up" OR "Everyday Paper Doll" cartridge and the project MUST include either heat or dry embossing on it!

For my project I decided to use the Everyday Paper Doll cartridge to make a A2 size card. I enlarged the hand cuffs from the policeman accessories to 3 1/4" and shadowed it with a 3 1/2" layer. I cut and embossed a tag layer at 3 3/4" and shadowed it with a 4" layer. The hearts are cut at 3/4" and 1 1/4" and the sentiment "Your Heart Belongs to Me" is from My Creative Time's new stamp set:

~Here's my Card!~



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Anniversary Card

A Wobble Card...

For a very special couple :)


Order your Action Wobbles HERE!


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mini Magazine Holder

Daisy Inspiration!

During a recent blog hop I stumbled upon Kards by Kadie and this very inspiring project. I thought these mini magazine holders would be a perfect package for a set of cards. Since I've been busy sewing Daisy sashes for my daughters girl scout troop I thought it would be fun to make a coordinating mini mag holder. It turned out pretty good for my first attempt.

What do you think?



Monday, January 17, 2011

My First Blog Award!!!

Happy Monday!

When I checked my email this afternoon I was happily surprised to find that Kristen from CraftinWithKristen.blogspot.com had given me a Stylish Blog Award! I am truly touched to be an inspiration to her; however, I in turn draw so much inspiration from her and all the blogs I visit. Thank you so much Kristen for this award! {Hugs}


The requirements for receiving the award are as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Give the award to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

Okay, here goes! First, the 8 things about myself:

1. I am an identical Twin
2. I am married to my Best Friend
3. We have 3 Amazing Children
4. We love our Mastiff Dogs, Rufus & Amos
5. I am addicted to my hobbies - But who isn't?
6. My Friends are the BEST!
7. I live in Organized Chaos.
8. I started my Blog in June 2010 and wish I had started one earlier!

Here are 8 blogs that I have recently found and love to visit!

7. Lani and Heather at http://www.diapersanddivas.com/
8. Yvette, My wombmate, at http://cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com/

I hope you all take the time to check out their blogs and are inspired by all their creativity.
THANKS AGAIN KRISTEN!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper - Pink Card

MPS's First Blog Hop and Challenge

After following Robyn's blog hop and collecting all the secret key words, I made this card.
I used textured cardstock, Country pattern paper, my Cuttlebug, ribbon and a few pearls but what I love most of all is the Wobble I used to make the stamps jiggle.
Click on the video to see what they do.




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Click here to visit the AWI website and order this fun product.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

“Unloved Unused Supplies”


This weeks challenge was make cards for our heroes to send home to their loved ones using your unloved and unused supplies.

I wanted to use this polka dot and striped paper that I've had FOREVER so I paired it with Prima flowers and aqua & craft colored paper. A few brads, my cuttlebug, some ribbon and a sentiment or 2 and 4 cards are complete. I have an 8x12 sheet of paper left over from the polka dot and striped papers to make more cards; however, I have to get a few chores done before I can continue.

My Supplies


My Cards


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Birthday Cards

For Kids!







Thursday, January 6, 2011

Calling all Cowboys and Cowgirls!

I need your input!

I created this page specifically for pictures I took at the girls school Hoedown. I used characters from the Create a Critter cartridge and divided the background page to break it up a bit.

Here are the cuts I used:
I added grass to the page then stitched around the barn, horses scarf and stars, then added my elements to the page with Scotch craft glue and dimensionals...

I stitched around the heart and place nail heads on the horseshoes, double matted the girls pictures and matted my sons picture...


HOWEVER, here is where I need your help. I would like to add a white gel pen detail to the phrase HOWDY and brown ink details to the rope/lasso but I don't know where the details should go or how much I should add.


Please, leave a comment with your suggestions or if you have photos of this phrase with an ink detail I would love to see it. I appreciate all your input.

THANK YOU and I look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday!

For January Birthdays!




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