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, July 31, 2011

Operation Write Home

Sketch Challenge #80

Hello OWH Friends! and welcome to my crafty space. I'm excited to share with you my sample card for this weeks Operation Write Home sketch challenge. 

Here is this weeks OWH Sketch!
I hope you play along by making a card and then stop by and post your project on the Stars and Stamps blog!



My Sample card!

When I was asked to create a card using the following sketch I knew immediately that I wanted to use my Cuttlebug. I had just received my new toy and Loved the way it added texture and dimension to my projects. Since making this card I have used my cuttlebug on several projects and am so glad I made the investment!!!


Card Recipe:
Paper: DCWV textured cardstock, 
Vellum and Designer paper
Technique: Dry Embossing with my Cuttlebug
Ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Got Flowers and Rhinestones


Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing everyones cards!
Have a fantastic day ~Yvonne

Friday, July 29, 2011

Upcoming Blog Hop!

Please join me next weekend for my Sister's very First Blogoversary Blog Hop!


It all starts here at Yvette's blog!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CTO Challenge

Hello Tuesday! and welcome to my first Celebrate the Occasion challenge as a Design Team Member. This week we are challenging you to create an Any Occasion card using the colors BLUE and WHITE. 

For my project, I decided to create a masculine birthday card. It's clean and simple but something any guy would like to receive on his special day.


Recipe:
White A2 card base
4x 5 1/4" embossed Navy cardstock
Grosgrain ribbon in Navy
Stamped Sentiment: My Creative Time "So Many Candles"
Ink: CTMH - Star Spangled Blue


I hope you liked my project, now head on over to Celebrate The Occasion and check out all the other design team members projects and join us for this fun Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Pink Stamper - Design Team Entry

Summer Time!

Hello Crafty Friends! today I would like to share with you my entry for the My Pink Stamper design team. Robyn has openings for her upcoming 2011 2 Term My Pink Stamper Design Team! All you need to do is add a project for this challenge by TODAY, July 20 11:59 pm CST to her Blog HERE. She will be choosing a handful of Bloggers/Crafters to serve 6 months on her upcoming team! 

Here are the requirements....
*You will need to have a blog that you regularly post on for at least 3 months.
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge
*Only one entry per person, please
*You do not need to be a professional but you must have a love for the craft! :)
Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......
Orange
Turquoise 
Green
Brown
(other optional color of your choice)

Here is the project I created especially for this Design Team Challenge!


A Summer Teepee Card 
that will be displayed in my craft room.
I just love all the colors.


Recipe:
Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge: Doily4 cut at 2 3/4"
K&Company Summer Travel Designer Paper
DCWV Textured Green, Brown and Turquoise Cardstock
Got Flowers Iced Paper Flowers
Studio 18 Rhinestones & Zip Dry Glue


Here is a picture of the back side of the Card/ Table Decoration


Thank you so much for stopping by and please keep your fingers crossed that I'm picked for Robyn's amazing Design Team!  

Challenges this project was entered into:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/

Big Hugs, ~Yvonne

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Design Team Announcement!!!

Celebrate The Occasion!

I am so excited to announce that I have been selected to be a designer for Celebrate The Occasion. 



To be considered for the design team we were asked to create a birthday themed project. I decided to create the following card using a Pinata and the sentiment "Feliz Cumpleanos".




I also used an Action Wobble behind the pinata to make the card more realistic.


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Stop by and visit Celebrate The Occasion too see all the Challenges and Inspiration!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Card for Marley Moore

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share with you a project I decided to work on for a 16 year old girl.

Her name is Madison and she has started the 

For the month of July, Madison is asking card makers to make cards for Marley Moore (right end) and her family.

Mia - Sister, Brent - Dad, Nikki - Mom and Marley Moore :)

On Friday, August 7, 2009, Marley was taken to the hospital due to concerns from her family as well as their family physician. A CT scan found a tumor (pilocytic astrocytoma), about the size of a lemon, located on her brain. Marley was immediately rushed to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City where the doctors went to work...they began to drain fluid from her brain to release the pressure that had been causing her immense pain for weeks prior.


The tumor was located around/near the optic nerve, the brain stem, and the pituatary gland. Because it was near several very sensitive areas of the brain, the doctor's scheduled a surgery to remove as much of the tumor as they possibly could. That surgery took place on Monday, August 10, 2009. The surgeon was able to remove a larger portion than he had originally thought, but that evening, as a result of trauma to the brain from surgery, Marley suffered a stroke, leaving her right side paralyzed. You can follow the rest of her story through our journal updates. Please visit Funkycards.blogspot.com


Caring Bridge Journal Entry: "Marley is a little angel. She is beautiful, strong, little girl, and she's well on her way to fighting through this. We believe in the mighty God... one that is with her every step of the way."

Here is how you can help. Each crafter can submit one card by July 31st to:

Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, Ca 93423

Here is the card I made for Marley and I hope to make a few more for each of her family members:




Card Recipe:

Paper: Yellow shimmer and Blue textured cardstock
Red, Yellow, Black, White and Craft cardstock
Stamps: Peachy Keen Faces and Hero Arts Sentiment
Create a Critter cartridge for Bees and Hive
Action Wobble on the hive
Red Grosgrain ribbon
White gel pen and Glossy Accents


Please watch the video below to see how the Action Wobble brings this card to life.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope Miss Marley is having a Beautiful Day!






Sunday, July 17, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge!

Here are the details for this challenge:


*** Use either "Wild Card" OR "Just Because" cartridges! & PLEASE incorporate some EMBOSSING somewhere on any project of your choice! You can dry or heat emboss, whichever you prefer! ***
IF YOU DO NOT OWN ANY OF THESE CARTRIDGES, USE ANY "OLDER" CARTRIDGE YOU OWN!


I designed this card on my Gypsy so that I could customize the size of the card and weld the card base together.


Card Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge: Just Because Cards
Paper: Cream, Craft, Red and White Recollections Cardstock
Green, Brown and Blue Textured Cardstock
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Divine Swirl
Stamp: Hero Arts "Hello" Sentiment
Beacon ZipDry Glue / Foam Mounting Tape 


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

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Two Seasons

I saw this challenge a few weeks ago and thought I'd give it a try. Making a card that was identical in it's design but different in color to see if I could create the feeling of a season. My first card is a Spring time card, created with Purples and Greens and the second card is for Fall using Rust, Orange and Cream colors.



Let me know what you think... Do they feel like the season I created them for?
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pen Pal Cards

My daughters made these cards for their pen pals. I think they turned out adorable. The girls hope to hear back from their friends very soon. :)






Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Kiley!


I made this card and treat bag for a little girl who had her birthday party yesterday. 


Treat bag project from Pink By Design 
Live Ustream July 8th, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Christmas In July

Pink By Design Challenge #6

Here is my entry for the Pink By Design Community challenge for this week. We were asked to create a Christmas in July Project and last year when I saw these cards all over the internet I knew I had to try one. It took me a while to locate the Martha Stewart branch punch and I eventually did.  I love how this turned out but the picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice. Some of the branch sparkle throughout the wreath which adds to the wintery feel. I can't wait to make more!



Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

P.S. I also entered this Card into the following challenges 
Celebrate the Occasion challenge #21 - Christmas In July - NO RED
thepapervariety.blogspot.com - Christmas in July

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pink By Design Ustream Project

Treat bags!

this was the super cute project shown live on Pink by Designs Ustream tonight. A very cute and easy to make treat bag that uses 1 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock and a score board. After folding it up all you have to do is add embellishments and you're done!

I decided to decorate mine in a western theme using the Create a Critter cartridge. I'll be making a bunch of Girly versions of these for an upcoming birthday. Should be very fun especially when filled with Root Beer Barrel candies! YUMMY!



I hope you enjoyed my project and if you want direction check out the recorded ustream on Pink by Designs page. http://www.pinkbydesignstamps.com/

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!!!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!

I love this time of year! When everyone in America shows their patriotic side and gathers with friends and family to Honor our Country, our Servicemen and Women and for Fun, BBQs, Fireworks, and Big Celebrations.



To Celebrate this special day I created the following card and gave it out to our family and friends.


Card Recipe: 
Paper: colorbok Stars and Stripes
Me & My Big Ideas Malibu
Red, Blue and Cream Cardstock
Cricut Cartridge: Stand and Salute, Potpourri Basket
Stamps: MyCreativeTime - "My Little Firecracker" set
Action Wobble on the Blue Firework
Ink: SU Whisper White, CTMH Holiday Red & Star Spangled Blue






Today my family is celebrating something extra special...




Can you figure it out???




Read the card and see...





Did you figure it out???



It's something really big!!!





BABY #4!!!
Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

We thought it would be fun to announce that we are expecting baby #4 in this special way! Thank you for letting me share our wonderful news with all of you and have an AWESOME 4TH OF JULY 2011!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Birthday Cards!

What a Month!

June and the beginning of July are full of birthday for our family.  So I've been very busy making masculine and feminine cards.




If anyone has a trick for drying the SU Whisper White ink - I would appreciate it. I let my banner sentiment dry overnight and it was still wet the next day!!! 

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

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