Friday, November 4, 2011


I have been hiding this secret for the past week and now I can finally open my mouth!! I made Emma's design team! I'm still in shock! I cannot believe I'm going to be part of the My Creative Time design team! This is such an honor and a great opportunity for me to incorporate my work into Emma's awesome stamps. I was thrilled to have been picked from the list of all the talented people who put in for the team. I never thought I would be so lucky to be picked by Miss Emma herself. This is so very exciting!!!YAY me! (ok breathe in and out..)

Ok now to introduce myself...

My name is Nancy Morin. I'm 32 years old, married to my best friend, and we have three wonderful kids. Two girls ages 13 and 5 and one boy who is almost two. I began scrapbooking about three years ago. Shortly after, my interest in scrapbooking lead me to the YouTube community where I discovered how fun and exciting this industry had become. This route lead me to Emma's channel (aguilarsplace) on YouTube and since then, I've been hooked. My intentions are to preserve my children's memories so one day they too, can share these memories with their families. I have been blessed with a supportive husband who has given me my scrappy haven and has custom built my scrappy table. I'm a very lucky girl!

I don't have a specific style as I love it all. I incorporate my machines like the Cricut, Imagine, and my gypsy.  I'm inspired by mix media arts and crafts, but prefer a simple and clean style. I am very excited to be part of  the My Creative Time  Design Team and cannot wait to get started!
For my project, I created this simple yet elegant layout of my family during our trip to the San Fransisco Zoo. Lots of us use Emma's stamps on our cards but because they are so versatile, you can really use them on anything! I used several of her sets on this layout. Please read below for the full recipe.

I used Emma's Cherish the Moment stamp set for my hidden journaling. (I don't like my handwriting :))

For the background, I used Emma's Build a Banner Kit using the burlap stamp.

I used the XL label die and the coordinating label XL label boarders stamps for my title. The letters are from the Any Day Bingo and Crossword set.

I used Emma's Cherish the Moment set to stamp "Good Times". I love this set because you can really use it on any crafty project!

My Creative Time Stamps-Cherish the Moment
My Creative Time Stamps-XL Label Boarders
My Creative Time Stamps-Build a Banner 
My Creative Time Die-XL Label Die
My Creative Time Stamps-Any Day Bingo and Crossword

Other supplies used:
I Am Roses Flowers
Alla-Prima Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink
Memento ink-Tuxedo black
Recollection cardstock
Frog Feather Trims

Thank you Emma for choosing me! Please make sure you come back and see what else I create with these fantastic stamps! Big crafty hugs!


  1. Nancy, your layout is GORGEOUS (as is your family)! You have such an awesome way of pulling together so many different elements. I'm so excited to have you on the team!

  2. congrats to you for being picked!! so happy for you! I look forward to following you and seeing your projects!! this layout is too cute!!

  3. This layout is fabulous! I love the color scheme and the stamps are perfect with it. Congrats on being chosen for the DT. I was ready to burst keeping this little secret. Luckily Friday rolled around quickly! I look forward to working with you! :)

  4. What a wonderful LO and wonderful family. Congrats.


  5. Great layout, Nancy! I love your use of embellishments! Welcome to the team!


  6. What a beautiful layout! So happy for you! Isn't this all so exciting???? Loking forward to working with you :)


  7. Congratulations! I'm so happy to get to work with you and get to know you better! This LO is beautiful! I love the flowers and the way you used Emma's stamps! Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

  8. Congratulations!! I can't wait to get to know you better! I love your layout! Great use of Emma's stamps!! Hugs, Leanne

  9. congrats nancy! your layout is just BEAUTIFUL!

  10. I have to agree with everyone, your layout is GORGEOUS.. congrats on being on Miss Emma's DT.. I know you will be having sooo much fun..

  11. Such a beautiful layout Nancy!! And a big congrats to you for making the DT!!


  12. Hi Nancy!

    Congrats on making the team! I look forward to getting to know you and working with you. Your layout is beautiful!

    Ruthie :)

  13. Love your sweet layout! Congrats on your team assignment! I look forward to working with you!!!

  14. Aww Hello Nancy and a super BIG CONGRATS on making Emma's Design Team! This page is absolutely Gorgeous!! You are so very talented and humble to boot hehe--you totally earned your spot and I can't wait to know you and this entire team more! I do believe that we are in for a most awesome adventure with My Creative Time! Yay!!! Hugs and happy weekend! :)

  15. Beautiful layout! Looking forward to working with you on Emma's team! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  16. Congratulations on being on the Design Team...I know you will have a great time. Your project is beautiful and a great memory.
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  17. Soo great having you on the Team!!! Congrats!! :)
    WOW...your Layout is perfect! Love everything about it! Beautiful photo! :)

  18. WOW!! Your layout is GORGEOUS!!! You are definitely going to bring something different & unique to "My Creative Time" products! Thank you for being a part of this AMAZING team~! i am looking forward to working w/you you!
    BIG HUGE hugs,