Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Did Someone Say Kits?

For a complete list of kit availability check out the web store at http://stores.ebay.com/Creating-Everlasting-Memories, look for your favorite designers name and you are just a click away from getting everything you need to create any of the kits listed above.

From our house to your's we at Creating Everlasting Memories would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving, please remember to keep those who are less fortunate in your prayers. God Bless.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mary's Trash To Treasure

Can you guess what this was made out of? Well let me show you how you can turn ordinary trash into beautiful treasure.Today I am going to show you how to create this Cake Gift Tin out of things you might already have around the house.

To start I used a 4 oz. can green chili can, frozen orange juice lid, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder,  Spellbinders Eyelet Circle die # 5, Standard Circles LG die # 4 & 5, Prima Pink Roses, white & pink cardstock.

First remove the lid from the frozen orange juice and label from the green chili can.  Wash. 
To make pattern for can, wrap cardstock around can.  Hold.  Trace top and bottom edge with pencil.  Mark for length.  Cut bottom edge.  On top edge, cut 1/8” above traced line.  (This allows for lid to fit on top).  Copy onto cardboard for permanent pattern.

       Emboss cutout.  Flip around and line up last row of dots.  Emboss again.

Cut two Standard Circles die #5. One from die #4. All from white cardstock.
Cut two Eyelet Circle die # 3 from pink cardstock.
Emboss smallest circle with Cuttlebug dots.
Adhere one large white circle to the bottom of pick Eyelet circle. Repeat.
Add small dot white circle to one layered circle. Adhere to flat side of frozen orange juice lid.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Black Friday Extravaganza




Starts: November 26th 12:01am
Ends: December 5th 11:59pm

November 26th 12:01am - 11:59pm

(There Will Be Some SPECIAL SPECIAL Pricing During These Hours)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November ATC Tuesday Winner Is......

I wanted to thank our followers who participated in this months ATC Tuesday, the design team voted and the winner is Christy. Congratulations Christy please email stampnterre@cox.net with your mailing address. This was a wonderful ATC month and I look forward to even more participants as we grow, thank you and have a wonderul day.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Heidi’s How’d She Do That? Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Crepe Paper Flowers and Glimmer Mist—You Design It!

Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Today I will be sharing with you how to design and create your own crepe paper flowers and you will get to customize them choosing the colors you would like.

To start you will need white crepe paper, this can be found in the party section at most discount stores and you will also need a couple colors of your favorite Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. I wanted to create some flowers with a pink/coral look so I used Tutti Fruitti, Cotton Candy (Chalk), Tiger Lily and Iridescent Gold.

I lightly misted the crepe paper starting with Tutti Fruitti, then Cotton Candy and lastly with Tiger Lily. You want to have a good covering but be careful not to saturate the crepe paper.

Next carefully dry the crepe paper with a heat tool.

Next you will need two circle punches a large and smaller one. I used a 1" and 1-1/4" punches.

Cover a piece of cardstock in a complimentary color with your favorite adhesive. I used Adhesive Sheets from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. Punch out 2 large circles and 1 small circle. If you don’t have adhesive sheets you can also used your favorite liquid adhesive but punch you circles first and then apply the liquid adhesive.

Adhere the crape paper around the circle folding the paper and crimping it just like you would make a fan fold. Continue until you have went all the way around the circle.

This is what your two pieces will look like.

Free hand trim around the edges to create a basic flower shape.

Next layer the two flower pieces and scrunch the flower into shape. I used a 3D Foam Square to layer the two pieces.

To create your second flower take a piece of the crepe paper (12") and roll it up as shown in the photo. Then start in the center of the circle winding the crepe paper around until the circle is completely covers and trim.

Lightly mist both flowers with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and heat set.

On the smaller flower I also applied Chandelier Glimmer Glam to add a little more sparkle.

Here is a close up of both flowers. I added a pearl brad to the larger one and prima pearls to the smaller one.


Paper: White Crepe Paper, Cardstock

Accessories: Tattered Angels Tutti Fruitti, Cotton Candy (Chalk), Tiger Lily and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Chandelier Glimmer Glam; Prima Pearls; Pearl Brad; Heat Tool; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L" Adhesive Sheets, 3D Foam Squares; Circle Punches

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the flower tutorial and if you create and any crepe paper flower we would love to see them!

Hugs & Smiles,


My Blog: http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Karen Foster - Snowflake Brads
Foam Squares


1) Cut creative scrap to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
2) Stamp "Let it Snow" in the upper right corner with black ink.
3) Embellish with brads and pearls
4) Use diamond stickles to add shimmer to creative scraps.
5) Cut raffle tickets and pop up with foam squares

JustRite 15-pt. Times New Roman Alpha stamps

1) Cut glittered snowflake CS to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
2) Round corners with corner rounder
3) Cut/Emboss die shapes from CS -- I cut sign post & North Pole sign twice/glued together for strength
4) Stamp signs (leaving space for spinner piece) & distress edges with Vintage Photo ink
5) Attach game spinner with brad & add brad to sign post
6) Attach workshop sign to larger backing piece with foam tape & glue to sigh post
7) Attach sign post & North Pole sign with with foam tape
8) Add glue dot to workshop sign for stability

QuicKutz - Jolly mini ornament
Prima "e" - Rhinestone Bling
Pop Dots

1). Cut stripe paper 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
2). Cut Merry Christmas paper with birds 2 1/2 inch square.
3). Trim bottom edge in a wave pattern using scissors and adhere to stripe paper.
4). Cut out an additional "Merry" and adhere with pop dots.
5). Using gold stickles embellish the trimmed wave edge of pattern paper.
6). Die cut "jolly" mini ornament, add ribbon through loop and adhere to card with pop dots.
7). Embellish "burst" on the ornament with gold stickles.
8). Add Bling for the finishing touches.

Paper: American Crafts Designer Paper; Crafty Secrets Christmas Creative Scraps
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink

Accessories: Tattered Angels Red Velvet Glimmer Mist, Chandelier Glimmer Glam; Prima Red Rose, E Line Pearls (green); SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ My Stik™; Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry; Vintage Lace


1) Cut designer paper 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", Cut Crafty Secrets image and ink both pieces with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
2) Apply Chandelier Glimmer Glam to the white fur on the Crafty Secrets image and carefully heat set with heat tool.
3).Darken Prima rose by applying Red Velvet Glimmer Mist and heat set with heat tool.
4).Adhere Crafty Secrets image to designer paper using My Stik™. Add rose and lace using Zip Dry and for
the finishing touch add the green pearls.


The Paper Company
Spellbinder's: Assorted Leaves S4-076
QuicKutz: Autumn Twigs
Cuttlebug: Pumpkin Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Stampin' Up: Give Thanks

1). Cut cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Emboss with Pumpkin Folder. Sand.
2). Cut/Emboss leaves. Sand.
3). Cut nuts. Sand.
4). Stamp. Layer with mount foam.
5). Adhere all pieces.

Thank you all for stopping by our 2nd ATC Tuesday, we hope you have enjoyed what our Design Team has created. To be eligible to win a prize this month submit one ATC Card using the link below, you will have until Friday, November 12 at midnight to submit your entry. Our DT will be voting on a winner. Good Luck and thank you for playing alot.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hello Fellow Crafters, just a friendly reminder that Tuesday, November 9th is ATC Tuesday. If you would like to participate send your entry to stampnterre@cox.net, We will accept entries until Friday, November 12th at midnight, the design team will vote on a winner and we will post our winning entry as well as the other entries right here on the CMIT Blog. We look forward to seeing what you create......don't forget there is a prize for the winning ATC card.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to "Rita's Ready Set Create." I will be showing you how to create projects from start to finish as well as offering some tips on things such as how to choose your paper (for example---all paper used for today's cards is from the same line, American Crafts "jolly". This way everything is guranteed to match!

Join me here on CMIT's blog the first Friday of every month, to see what new thing I've come up with for you to recreate at home! :)

So, since Christmas is right around the corner, and everyone has to start thinking about getting their Christmas cards done and in the mail (at least you should be), I thought this would be a good place to start. So today we are making mini Christmas cards!!!

Why mini Christmas cards? Well for starters you can make 3 cards from 1 sheet of 12" x 12" paper, all cards are cut to 4" x 8" (4" x 4" when folded). And #2, I LOVE this QuicKutz "jolly" die set, but they are "mini's".....so mini cards seemed to be the right choice.

So for today's cards ALL paper is from American Crafts "jolly" line, ALL dies are QuicKutz "jolly" die set----this is the simplest way to make sure everything coordinates, use the same line of products for all!

All of my supplies, except for the ribbon and button used on card 3, are all from CMIT online e-bay store.

Card 1

Cut paper topper to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4. " I used the same paper for my "hohoho" as I did for my card base, and cut my holly leaves and berries from the "tag" piece of cardstock, (since these are mini dies, they fit).

Card 2

I cut 2 of the ornament dies. I glued one to the card and used pop-up dots to add the 2nd one directly over the first, leaving the "hanger piece" unglued on both. I then added my ribbon, through the hanger.

Card 3

This is my favorite by the way! :) And the one that is different in design. For this one cut your front piece to 4" x 4" but cut the "roof" piece to 4" x 5 1/2" because this will be the back of the card. "Trim" the scallops on what will be the front of the roof, to give it a gingerbread look, then fold it over the front, to make the actual roof and glue it at the "roof" top. Do not glue the whole piece, this way you can curl up the "scallops" slightly at the bottom. I added the "gingerbread people" die at the bottom of the card, and put "prima" pearls on the girls. Note on the pearls: If you buy a "line" of pearls or the "Swirl" design ones, you can cut them apart with an exacto knife and use what you like on various projects. This is what I did here. For a finishing touch I added some ribbon and a button (with hemp) to the top of the card.

Card 4

Just like in card 1, you cut the topper to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4," and glue to the card. I cut a line of light blue from the "striped" paper and added it to the topper, then I added my "be jolly" die on top of that. For something different I cut out an extra "spiked hair snowman" and using pop-up dots, I added him on top of the original one on the card, bottom right.

Well I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and that it has inspired you to make your own mini Christmas cards. Using today's method of 4" x 4" cards, you can make a dozen Christmas cards from 4 sheets of 12" x 12" paper and whatever accent paper you choose. I recommend buying a kit of paper, like I used, to make sure they will match. To see the cute and festive holiday Gingerbread House tin I created from this same paper pack visit my blog at http://mycreationsbymy.blogspot.com/

Thank you for stopping by my first Friday of the Month tutorial, I look forward to seeing you next month.
Be sure and join us for ATC Tuesday on November 9th!!!! :)


Monday, November 1, 2010

New For November!!!!

There is alot happening this month so mark your calendars:

ATC Tuesday - November 9th

Heidi’s Tips and Tricks - November 14th

Terre’s Scrap Therapy - November 27th

Mary’s Trash to Treasures - November 22th

Rita’s Ready Set Create - November 5th

Marge’s Card Time - November 15th

Each design team member will be doing segments once a month to teach a tip, trick or tutorial to help the beginner, intermediate and advanced crafter. We hope you will join us starting this Friday with Rita's Ready Set Create.