Monday, October 25, 2010

My son, Caden wanted a JAWS birthday party this year, for his 8th birthday. Do you know how hard it is to find Shark stuff?! Impossible!!! :p I had people at the party supply store tell me "We have dolphins, do you think that will work?" Hmm...scary and dolphin just don't go together.
So, I used my cricut to cut out letters, and I made Shark fins by hand for his invitations. We made them postcard style, with all the info. on the back.

For his birthday card I tried drawing a shark, but it looked too cartoony, (think "Finding Nemo"). So we just went with the JAWS letters and the fin. "Que the scary music"

Caden really wanted me to sculpt a shark out of cake. HA! He gives me more credit than I deserve for my decorating abilities. In the end, my husband found a rubber shark that we stuck into the cake and "decorated" with waves and blood. :p
He loved it and thought it was great, so that's all that matters. :)

I forgot candles for the cake, so Caden asked if he could "rip the shark out with his teeth." Umm...sure, I guess. :p
I love this picture though, 'cause the shark on his shirt looks like it's jumping out of the cake!!! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This is the album & card I made for my cousin Dustin, and his new wife, Jenica's wedding. Love the colors: Black, White & Burgundy (red). :)

This is Spellbinder's In Spades Pendant S4-208 & In Spades Border S4-217. And Fancy Tags S4-235. This is one of my favorite sets to work with.

Lots of work (and burnt fingers)! :) But I love the way it turned out.

I made this card for my friend, (and new cousin) Jenica's bridal shower. I love Spellbinder's Impressabilities, this ones is Circles I2-1005. I covered it in black ink, then ran it through the Wizard. :) I also used Fancy Tags S4-235. I added some ribbon, and of course some bling!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Welcome to our first CMIT ATC Tuesday!!! ATC stands for Artist Trading Card, it's 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (size of a baseball card).

Background is MME Signature Christmas paper. Vintage image is from Crafty Secrets "Christmas." (I just cut out the image, it was already the perfect size).

Other items used: Tim Hotlz disress ink "Old Paper," and stickles "Diamond." Sheer ribbon and Prima E pearls.

Like this ATC card? Go check out CMIT's blog and see what all the other designers have made, as well as get detailed instructions on how to recreate them yourself! :)

Remember while your on the CMIT blog to check out the details on how you can play along with us, and submit your own ATC card to win prizes!!! :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Creative News Flash No 2….…………

ATC Tuesday – Second Tuesday of Each Month


Here’s the buzz…..The CMIT/CEM Design Team (Creating Memories In Time/Creating Everlasting Memories) will create ATC Trading Cards and publish them on the CMIT Blog ( for everyone to see, we will provide instructions, and material list to duplicate the created ATC’s. We encourage you, our viewers, to play along. All you need to do is send us your very own ATC creation. Our design team will choose a winner, and a NICE prize will be sent to the “creative” person for each months competition. The first ATC Tuesday will be October 12th, email all submissions to . Please provide your name, blog information (if you have one), and email address.


ATC stands for Artistic Trading Cards….they are the size of a baseball card (2.5” x 3.5"}, come in many themes and people trade them as though they are trading cards. For our first ATC Tuesday you can choose any theme you like, from time to time I will publish a theme to be used so you can join in the ATC fun.
BIG Thank you to everyone that Participated in CMIT 1st BLOG HOP!!! Thank you all for the wonderful comments on all our Blogs. :)

Now for the winner of the bag of Prima’s.........

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Pam and Presley said...

AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE this card, the colors the black vine going all around the card and the beautiful vintage Halloween scene.

Thank you so much for sharing

October 8, 2010 5:49 PM

Pam and Presley said...

I also wanted to thank CMIT and all your designers for a great blog shop I had a lot of fun and thank you for a chance to win an AWESOME prize of the gorgeous
flowers I am a flower NUT!!!

Thank you

October 8, 2010 5:54 PM

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CMIT Blog Hop – October 7, 2010

Card base is 5" x 4 1/2" Round corner punch is used on all the edges. Spellbinders die used is Labels 15 S4-291 (I used the 3 largest sizes). Tim Holtz's distress ink Pumice Stone was used on all the card edges, for an aged look. Aren't the pumpkin people cute?! :) I LOVE this vintage "Halloween Time" image from Crafty Secrets! Finishing touches are black pearls and black sheer ribbon.

The Creating Memories In Time’s Design Team would like to thank you for stopping by our blogs to check out our creativity.
This blog hop is a two part hop, first in order to be eligible to win this fabulous bag of Prima Flowers (as seen on the previous post announcement).

1. You must leave a creative comment on each of the following blogs

Terre Fry
Heidi Blankenship
Margarita Ybarra
Mary Pfaff
Marge Robertson

2. The second part of this blog hop is, sign up as a follower of the CMIT Blog, we will be hosting challenges, contests, tutorials and a new program called ATC Tuesday so you will not want to miss what we are up to next. Stay tuned for more creative news flashes.

Contest will end on Saturday, October 9th at 12:00 p.m. Arizona time.

Once we have verified that both parts of the blog hop have been completed we will pick one lucky winner from one of 6 blogs, thank you for stopping by and come back to see what we come up with next.

ATC Tuesday will begin on October 12th so come take a look at the CMIT blog to see what the design team creates, play along to win a prize.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

When I came across this ribbon die from Spellbinders S4-019, I knew I wanted to make a Breast Cancer ribbon card with it. (It's actually their "support our troops" ribbon, I just didn't emboss it, so that wouldn't show).
Since October is Breast Cancer Awarness month, I figured this was a good time to post it.
You can't tell from this angle but I actually cut the ribbon 3 times, and used pop-up dots between the layers. I have been looking for a stamp or "crystal words" for the breast cancer foundation, but no I ended up writing this and just accenting it with mini rhinestones.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Creating Memories In Time Blog Hop

The Creating Memories In Time’s Design Team would like you to check out their creativity on October 7th for a fun and exciting creative blog hop. This blog hop has a two part hop fulfillment, and everyone that completes the two part hop fulfillment will be eligible in a drawing to win this fabulous 13” tall x 10” wide bag of Prima Flowers. HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS…….(Our international followers are eligible to participate in this hop and have the same chance to win this awesome bag of Prima flowers in the drawing as our USA followers). Flowers and shipping costs are complimentary of and our Ebay Store ( check our Ebay store for daily paper crafting bargains).

The first part of the blog hop is you must leave a creative comment on each of the following blogs:


Terre Fry

Heidi Blankenship

Margarita Ybarra (me)

Mary Pfaff

The second part of this blog hop is to sign up as a follower of the CMIT Blog, we will be hosting challenges, contests, tutorials and a new program called ATC Tuesday so you will not want to miss what we are up to next. Stay tuned for more creative news flashes.