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.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Another Christmas Tag

Hello crafty friends!  Tis the season for homemade gifts, treats, cards and tags and today I have some inspiration for you. I created this tag for Trendy Twine using their Candy Cane and Holly Berry Christmas twines. (they are on sale right now!!!)

My dressed up window tag is created using a Cricut window cut, designer papers, Trendy Twine, a K&Company "Merry Christmas" sticker, MS branch punch, rhinestones, white ribbon, a button and foam tape.

I just love how this tag turned out. Aren't those sprigs of greenery fun?
For the garland I used Martha Stewarts Branch punch and added red rhinestones for the berries.

 I cut the window in layers, using the background tree paper as the outside scene and dimensional foam tape to pop the white window frame up. I love the depth this tag has and you could use almost any paper to create this effect.

I hope you enjoyed my tag and were inspired to create some of your own. If you make some we'd love to see them entered in the Trendy Twine monthly challenge!
If you need some of this fun twine it's on sale HERE at Annies paper boutique, the official home of Trendy Twine!

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Tag Challenge

It's Trendy Twine Tuesday and that means another Challenge has just started over at Trendy Twine. The challenge for this month is Tags! Show us your favorite Holiday tags, must include a snowman, glitter and twine of course!

Here's my tag...

I used a free cut file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to make this adorable snow globe, created a snowman out of buttons, then I added glitter and the Holly Berry and Candy Cane twine. Both of these twines are on sale this month so hurry over and grab some.

If you would like to join the challenge click here to find out the details.

Visit the Trendy Twine blog to see what my fellow design team members created, their projects are amazing and sure to inspire you!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lesley's Super Secret blog hop WINNER!

The winner picked by is


Amanda  10 days ago
That card is simply adorable;) Luv the little hearts! New follower of ur blog! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Email me your info at and I'll get your twine out to you asap.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gobble til you Wobble!

Hello my Creative Friends! I hope you all are having a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Today I wanted to share with you an oldie and a goodie... 

First the Goodie, I made this treat bag for my Thanksgiving table. A little something the kids can much on once Dinner is over. I used Trendy Twines Orange Truffle Twine that is on sale in the shop here,  

Then added a Pilgrim bird on an Action Wobble and a Thank you sentiment from My Creative Time.

Here's a video of the bird in Action!

Now for the Oldie, This is a favorite card of mine that I made last year. 
A fun Thanksgiving Day card that is sure to bring a smile to whoever receives it.

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you all Gobble 'til you Wobble this Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Birthday Celebration Weekend!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Day 2 of Trendy Twine's Birthday Celebration Weekend.

As you know Yesterday was Lesley's Birthday and Tomorrow is her Mom's Birthday, so some of "US" her Awesome Design Team made her Mom a card to make her Birthday Celebration Complete.  
Now if you're here from Jessi - then you're headed in the right direction, but if you're just passing thru you may want to start at the Trendy Twine Blog because you don't want to miss out on the Blog Candy.

Here is what I made for Lesley's Mom:

I created an A2 sized card using paper and card embellishments from Deja Views Cat's Life tablet. I added Trendy Twines' Blue Berry and Chocolate Truffle twine and finished off the card with a My Creative Time sentiment from the So Many Candles stamp set.

Next up on the hop is Kerri -
AND if you didn't catch our Super Secret Birthday Blog Hop for Lesley yesterday please start HERE!

Now to be eligible for the Blog Candy:
"Like" the Trendy Twine Facebook Page
Be a Trendy Twine Blog Follower
"Like" the Jaded Blossom Facebook Page
Leave a Comment on Each Blog Hop Participant
If you can't wait to see if you have won and I know I usually can't
Visit our Trendy Twine Store to purchase some Twine and Sales that we have going on.
BTW, Don't forget the challenge that is going on right now over at Trendy Twine.  You have until the end of the month to link up your project.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lesley's Super Secret Birthday Blog Hop!

WELCOME to the first stop in Lesley's Super Secret Birthday Blog Hop! Lesley is the owner of Annie's Paper Boutique and our amazing Trendy Twine Design Team Leader!!! 
Today, on the Trendy Twine blog, Lesley is having a Birthday Blog Hop for her Mom but we, her Design Team, didn't want her day to go un-noticed.  So please join us in a fun hop celebrating our fearless leader.

My card for Lesley!

Since Lesley LOVES Hello Kitty I decided to make her a bright pink and red card featuring the cute white kitty and Trendy Twine Cherry Cupcake twine. The sentiment "I heard it's your special day!" is from My Creative Time's - So Many Candles stamp set.

Lesley - Thank you for being an amazing and generous person. I have had a blast getting to know you and designing for your product line.

Now for some BLOG CANDY!!!
If you leave a comment on my blog and become a follower you can win this mini sample pack of Krazy for Kraft, Cotton Candy, Grape Fizz, Blue Berry, Posy, Strawberry Cupcake and Orange Truffle.

Your next stop is SUKIE

Here's the entire line up if you get lost along the way:

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trendy Twine Design Team Post - Hey there Pumpkin!

Well, I was going to say that it's starting to feel like fall around here but now that we're having a heat wave again, not so much. I wish Mother Nature would just make up her mind! 

It might not feel like Fall outside but it sure does look like it here in my craft room. Today, I'm sharing with you a fun favor box I came across while browsing pinterest. This hexagon box was something I hadn't seen before and knew right away it would make a great pumpkin.

Isn't it so fun? 
I love how it turned out and can't wait to make a few more for our Thanksgiving table.

Designer papers
Spellbinders die
(I adjusted the measurements ever so slightly from CM to Inches)

For more fun with Trendy Twine:

1. Join us for this month's challenge HERE.

2. You can find Orange Truffle twine on sale HERE.

3. Stop by the TT blog everyday this month for a new and inspiring fall project!

4. Come share your trendy creations with us on our Facebook Page.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trendy Twine Design Team Tuesday

Hello and Welcome my Blog. 
Today I've designed a project for Trendy Twines November Challenge - MANY THANKS! This month we were asked to create a project using the color Brown, Stitching (Faux or Real) and Trendy Twines Thanksgiving Orange Truffle Twine. This twine is a fun twist of orange and chocolate brown, perfect for all things Fall.

The best part is that it's on sale this month so pick some up here before it's gone.

For my project I decided to Jazz up a brown paper lunch bag. 

Here's how I made it: I dry embossed a background paper, Matted a fun fall cardstock with brown textured paper and then added Trendy Twine, K&Company layered fall leaf accents, My Creative Time Dies and Stitching stamps, A Jaded Blossom Thank you So much sentiment and an adorable Cricut Turkey on an Action Wobble.

I just love these beautiful fall colors!

To see the action wobble in all it's glory just click on the video link.

Well I hope you enjoyed my Fall Thanksgiving project and I would love it if you'd join us for the Trendy Twine November challenge!

Create a project for someone that you are thankful for.
Must have an Autumn theme, 
the color brown,
stitching (faux or real),
and Trendy Twine.

*If you do not have Trendy Twine,
use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only*

Deadline is Friday, November 30th.

Project must be new for the challenge.
No back linking.
Only one entry, please.
Must include all items for the challenge.
Projects not qualified will be unlinked.
(Including the wrong twine)

Prize: $10 Coupon to Annie's Paper Boutique

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Pssss... I got caught Wobbling at Action Wobbles!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trendy Twine Design Tuesday - No Tricks, Just TREATS!

Hello everyone! Can you believe that today is OCTOBER 30th!!! Where has the year gone? My kids were just starting school a couple weeks ago and now I'm already seeing Christmas commercials.
But lets not get into that right now - Lets talk CANDY! 
And by that I mean the 70 treats I need to make for my 3 childrens' classmates and 10 teachers too. In order to tackle this HUGE project I decided it would be fun for me to break everything into groups and make something different for each child and their teachers.  I hope you enjoy... 

These Bubblegun treat boxes from My Creative Time are filled with Chocolate and perfect for the teachers. I use Orange Licorice Trendy Twine on organza ribbons and finished the box off with a fun Witch.

Aren't these Ghosts adorable!? They come from a TPC Studio clear stamp value pack I picked up last year after Halloween. I stamped them onto vellum and attached them to a vellum sour cream container I filled with Candy Corn and tied with Midnight Trendy Twine. I finished them off with a ghostly sentiment from My Creative Time's Halloween stamps
MMMmmmmm The Preschool teachers are going to LOVE these.

Now onto the kids treats, it's all about them right?
My girls will be giving out these fun witch hat lollipop holders I found on SVGCuts. To them I added an Orange Licorice Trendy Twine bow, a My Creative Time "BOO" stamp on a tag and embellished the hat with an orange paper flower & rhinestone. I just loved how they turned out.

These treats I believe will be a huge hit with all the 3-5 year olds in my son's preschool class. These Super cool halloween straws are decorated with pumpkins, bats and skulls and I slipped them into pretzel bags and topped them with a funny Peachy Keen faced monster, limited release Grape Limeade Trendy Twine and a My Creative Time Halloween sentiment.

So that's 4 down and only 76 more to go... Who wants to help me??? 
It's ok - I'll get it all done, I've got 3 little helpers who I'm sure would be thrilled to get their little hands on Glue, Rhinestones and Stamps but I draw the line at my Trendy Twine.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - It's always fun to be designing for Trendy Twine!
Don't forget, Today is the last day to enter the Trendy Twine October  - Boo! To Cute to Spook Challenge so make something fantastic and post it! You could win some yummy twine too.

Have a great Halloween!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pink Cricut's Master Crafter Challenge!

Hello Crafty Friends! 
I'm excited to share with you my project for Pink Cricuts MASTERCRAFTER CHALLENGE! The challenge was opened up to the first 100 crafters who signed up and paid for the shipping only of a box full of crafty goodness. Well I was up late the night this challenge started and thought I'd try to see if there were any boxes left. To my shock and surprise the challenge closed moments after I signed up. Woohoo! I received my box of goodies about a week later and in it I found:

- Scissor Mouse sponsored by Westcott 
- DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by DCWV Deals
- Cotton Bag Sponsored by State line Bag Co. 
- 1/2 sheet of Rhinestones sponsored by Queen & Co.
- Sentiment stamp sponsored by Pink by Design
- 2 Assorted Buttons

Here's the project I made using the items in the box.

I used Lindy Stamps gangs Rambling Rose glimmer spray and Posy Trendy Twine in addition to the items that were sent to me.

The participants of this challenge were asked to incorporate as much from their goodies as they could in creating their project. Then we are posting the projects on Pink Cricuts blog for  an opportunity to win the amazing prizes. HOWEVER, to win the title MASTER CRAFTER I need your VOTE. Please head on over to Pink Cricuts blog and find my project and if you think it's worthy of the title MASTER CRAFTER then VOTE for me, please :)

The crafter with the most votes will be named Master Crafter and be awarded the first choice of prizes along with a Master Crafter cup and t-shirt. The rest of the prizes will be randomly drawn from all of the entries. So everyone has a chance to win, but please be sure to vote for your favorite project!

You can only vote once for your favorite project per ip address.
Get your votes in–though because voting ends on the 11th at 12:02 am CST, and winners will be announced on October 12th, 2012.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog today!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trendy Twine October Challenge!

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing with all of you a treat box I made for the October Trendy Twine Challenge! This month we are showcasing the Orange Licorice Trendy Twine.

Here's my project

I wanted to create a treat that could be hung on a door knob so I could secretly Boo my neighbors or the teachers at school. I used My Creative Times bubblegum wrapper treat box die, Black organza and grosgrain ribbon, Trendy Twine Orange Licorice twine and sticker embellishment.

Now it's your turn!

Boo! Too Cute to Spook!
Show us your favorite treat packaging.
Must include TrendyTwine and something spooky,
but cute (example: die cute, image, brad, charm, etc.)
*If you do not have Trendy Twine,
use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only*
Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 30th.
Project must be new for the challenge.
No back linking.
Only one entry, please.
Must include all items for the challenge.
Projects not qualified will be unlinked.
(Including the wrong twine)

Prize: $10 Coupon to Annie's Paper Boutique
(does not include shipping/sales tax)

Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day!

Monday, September 24, 2012


Hello my crafty friends! Yvonne here with another Trendy Twine - Chocolate Sprinkles twine project for you. I absolutely love this color combo. The blue is so soft and the chocolate brown, Yummy!

My project starts with a notebook from the Dollar Tree. (Seriously one of my favorite stores for crafty goodness) I then added some designer paper to the cover, edged the top and bottom with scraps of paper and used an edge punch to add some detail.  Tied it up with a bow and then added my scalloped twine NOTES label. 

Doesn't that twine look just amazing.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project and that maybe it inspired you enough to join us for the Trendy Twine September Challenge. If you need some of this fantastic twine you still have time to get it on sale here!

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Spook-tacular Blog Hop

My Thoughts Exactly Stamps Trendy Twine blog hop

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to the My thoughts Exactly and Trendy Twine's Spook-tacular Blog Hop! If you came from Kendra's blog you're in the right spot, if you want to start at the beginning of the hop, START HERE at Trendy Twine.
I am so excited to be participating in this special hop where we are introducing the Exclusive My Thoughts Exactly "Build-a-Jack" stamp set and Trendy Twine Grape Limeade, Grape Licorice and Lime Licorice Halloween twines.

For my project I decided to make an 8" x 8" layout. SHOCK AND AWE! I know! It's been weeks, months, years since I've made a layout. Ok maybe not that long but I'm way behind in my scrapbooking so to make even one layout is a huge accomplishment.
Didn't it turn out adorable though?

These jack o'lanter faces are so super cute and the Grape Limeade Twine - FANTASTIC!

So who wants this fun stamp and twine kit?

Price: $10.00 
Includes EXCLUSIVE My Thoughts Exactly "Build-a-Jack" 4in x 2in stamp set, EXCLUSIVE 10 yard Mini bundle of Grape Limeade Trendy Twine, 10 yard Mini bundle of Grape Licorice Trendy Twine, and 10 yard Mini bundle of Lime Licorice Trendy Twine. 
There will also be FREE coordinating SVGs available in the MTE shop here:

We will be giving away TWO of these adorable new kits!! 
The Build-a-Jack stamp set and Grape Limeade twine will NOT be available outside of this set. Once the sets are gone, they're gone!! So hurry and get yours NOW.

Your next stop on the hop is the My Thoughts Exactly DT Blog.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and hopping with us.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trendy Twine Tuesday!

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to my Trendy Twine September Challenge post. This month the design team is showcasing Chocolate Sprinkles in all of the projects.

Our theme this month is Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails;
That is What Little Boys are Made of.
For my project I created this frame to put in my sons room - He's 7 months old already and his sibling love him so!

Soo Sweet!

Isn't that bird just adorable?!

Visit the blog to see all the designers projects and to enter the September Challenge!

Create a project featuring or for little boys.
Must use TRENDY TWINE and ribbon.
*If you do not have Trendy Twine,
use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only*
Deadline is Sunday, Sept 30th.
Project must be new for the challenge.
No back linking.
Only one entry, please.
Must include all items for the challenge.
Projects not qualified will be unlinked.
(Including the wrong twine)

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lalaloopsy Birthday!

My daughter is turning 7 years old in a week and I'm running behind on planning her party. I just finished her invitations and will be sending them out tomorrow.

She LOVES them and that's all that matters.

Printed photos of Jewel Sparkles and her kitty cat
Stampin up Button die cuts
Seven, Zig zag, Cloud and Sun Cricut die cuts
Trendy Twine - Strawberry Cupcake twine
Jaded Blossom "It's Birthday Time" Stamp
Martha Stewart edge punch, Pop Dots & White gel pen stitching

Look for more Lalaloopsy party crafts in the week to come.
Thank you for stopping by!


First Day of School!

Today was the first day of school and I think everyone was beyond excited!
My girls were packed, pressed and ready to go last night and my son can't wait to start preschool next week. Here are a few pictures of our morning and a few goodies I made for the teachers and staff and my kiddos.

Post it notes

Craft cardstock base
My Creative Time XL Label die in red with Script background stamp
Pink by Design School is cool Crayon stamp
Post its and a gel pen

Bookmarks for my girls :)

Thank you for letting me share my day with all of you!
Have a fantastic day.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

For You... Trendy Twine DT post

Hello my Crafty Friends and welcome to another design team post for Trendy Twine! Have you seen all the amazing projects that have been posted this week by all the designers. We are showcasing Krazy for Kraft twine and I'm blown away at the creativity that is on the TT blog.

Today my project is all about gifting bottled items. Sometimes it's just easier to buy a few bottles of soap, lotion, even wine, beer or the hard stuff, then hand them out as gifts. Well, these fun bottle sleeves or tags are a great way to make the gift feel special without having to throw it in a bag or wrap it strangely with wrapping paper.

Project Recipe:
My Creative Time: Lollipop Holder die, 
Stitched and Scalloped circle dies and stamp set
Martha Stewart tag punch
Cricut Cuttlebug embossing folder
Paper Crimper and a white button

To make this bottle sleeve I first cut out the Lollipop holder and embossed it. I then cut out a circle big enough to go over the bottle top and created the layers for the front. I added a tiny tag that says "For You", a button and some twine and this gift is ready to go. 

I hope you have a change to stop by Trendy Twines blog to join in on our monthly challenge, get inspired and enter to win some amazing twine! 

Have a great day, 


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