"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quick & EaSy...Last Minute Gift idea!

A FuN earring holder !

I've seen a ton of these floating around on the Web...and I've thought that they are sooo Stinkin' CuTe {and} functional.
To make this one...I found an old frame...{that my friend didn't want anymore :)} spray painted it...and rubbed stain {with a cloth}...over it. Then...bought fabric window screen @ Home Depot...and cut it to fit inside of frame...and used my trustee staple secure around the edge. Then...I found a scrap piece of ribbon and stapled to the top..and hot glued a flower on the bottom! Very Simple, CuTe and Inexpensive!
HaVe FuN!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Super C*U*T*E Snowman Donuts!

How FuN are these??!! I was sooo excited when I came across this idea @ A Little Tipsy...where she came across it @ Creative Gift & Party Ideas !
When I showed these to my daughter...she loved them...and wanted to take them for her school Christmas party. And...I was thinking... these would also be perfect for neighbor goody plates!
All I used powder sugar donuts...and frosting. could use...a carrot for the nose...and mini choc. chips. Either way... they would be AdoRaBle!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bloggin' @ Fireflies and Jellybeans!

I am SuPer Excited to be Bloggin' over at Fireflies and Jellybeans today!
Come check it out!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Personalized towel gift idea!

Here is a pic of another personalized towel that I made. This one is similar to the ones I made here...but instead of using fabric glue under the letters...I used strips of Stitch Witchery that I bought @ Walmart... ironed them on...and zig-zagged the edges. Then I added strips of ribbon on both ends of towel...and stitched those edges. I bought this towel @ Target for {i think} $4.99...and I already had ribbon and I think total cost of this gift was about $6!
SuPer EaSy...and SuPer CuTe!!

Bloggin' @ FabuLESSly Frugal!!

Hi Everyone!!!

I am bloggin' over @ FabuLessly Frugal TODAY!!
Check it out!! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

{Believe} eBook WINNERS.....

And the WINNERS are...

Misty said...
I'm a follower!


Lisa said...
I follow, YEA!

Congratulations to the both of you!!! You will be contacted shortly to receive your free eBook download!!

And... a special thanks to:

for hosting this FuN GIVEAWAY!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

FaBuLous DIY gift ideas and eBook Giveaway!!

With the holidays just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to showcase some quick and easy gift ideas you can give to friends, neighbors, co-workers, and oh yes…even your family!

You can enter to win eBooks from and learn some fun new techniques, tips, and ideas not only for the people on your list, but also creative ways to decorate your home!

You Can Make This has created a free download for some fun gift tags. Each of them coordinate with ideas found as part of the DIY Gift Giving Series videos that can be found at , as well as designs and patterns found at and

You can also enter to win hundreds of dollars in gift certificates just for watching the videos that are part of the DIY Gift Giving Series and answering a question on the You Can Make This blog!

So... go check out these FaBuLouS gift ideas @ You Can Make This .com... and enter to win this AdoRaBle Believe pillow pattern eBook below!!

I will draw (2) WINNERS!!!

To ENTER: You may enter a total of (3) times...on (3) separate comments. Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you if you win!! :)

1) Visit... You Can Make tell me your favorite gift idea!

2) Become a follower on my blog...if you already follow(your awesome)...put Following!!

3) Blog about it and leave me a link!

This GIVEAWAY will CLOSE Wednesday, Dec. 16th @ 9 p.m.! Good Luck!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament!

Start off with 7 Popsicle sticks...
Cut all but 2 to the same dimensions above. {I use tree pruning shears to cut mine.}

Cut scrapbook paper out with exact-o knife. {I have made some without paper...and they turned out CuTe too.}...

Mod Podge the paper to the sticks...

Turn the sticks face down and glue the 2 sticks that go across...

then glue your bottom sticks on...

then when dry...flip your sled over and glue on your header stick...

then...when dry...flip sled back over...and glue some jute for the handle!

And there you have it!!!
These are really fun to make. They would be a blast to make with your kiddos!! One year I made these and used them instead of tags for all of my Christmas presents. {when I had a little more time :) } I just wrote on the sled with a perm. marker! Also... I have learned that you could use hot glue if you want...but when I went to get my ornaments out the following year...they didn't stay glued. Sooo...I use clear Tacky Glue instead.
HaVe FuN!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Old Window Gift Idea!

This is what I made for my niece this year! There was only glass in one side of the I put her name {in vinyl} on that...and stapled some cute fabric that I bought at JoAnns in the back. Then I stapled chicken wire to the bottom half ...and made up some CuTe scrapbook paper covered clothespins {that I bought @ the dollar store} so that she could hang her friends pics... or whatever she would want... with them. Then drilled 2 holes in the top...and hung with ribbon! Super FuN & Easy!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I just wanted to wish everyone a Very Very HaPPy... and {safe}... ThaNksGiviNg!!!!!

BTW check this out...i found this FuN Handprint Turkey Softie @ Bella Dia! How stinkin' CuTe is that! She also has an awesome tutorial to show you how she made it HERE!

Have a GreaT DaY!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We have a W*I*N*N*E*R!

Congratulations to #276 {using}
i'm a follower!
Congratulations Heidi!!! I will be contacting you shortly to find out your color choice & name choice! :)
Thanks so much for all of you that entered!!! This was a lot of FuN! I just might have to do it again sometime!

FuN children's tool belt!

This would be perfect for my son! Lisa @ One-Hip-Mom made this FuN tool belt {and} she posted a FaBuLouS tutorial to show us how she did it...HERE!
Along with his tools...I could see my son filling this with a TON of his little cars. :)
Wouldn't this make a GreAt Birthday/Christmas present...or stocking stuffer!!

Lisa...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Y*U*M*M*Y wreath idea!

Doesn't this look DeLiCiouS!! Cheryl @ A Pretty Cool Life made this YuMMy wreath by using a foam wreath form, hot glue, and a-Lotta GuMdRoPs! How stinkin' CuTe is that! Wouldn't this be a FuN project to make with your kiddos!
For a complete how-to on how Cheryl made this...go HERE!
Cheryl...thanks so much for sharing this Fabulous idea!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thank you...GIVEAWAY!!

First of all.....I just wanted to ThAnK ALL OF YOU who took the time to vote for me at Design Dazzle this past week. I am soooooooooo thankful for all of you who left such kind words... and showed me some L*O*V*E! :) You guys are the best!!! :) show you my appreciation...I am hosting a GIVEAWAY...which I will be {giving away} one of these:

The winner will be able to pick the color of the blocks...and I will personalize them to the name of choice!! Hey...maybe this might make a great Christmas gift!!

Here's how to enter:

#1. Leave a comment...with your that I can contact you if you win!

#2. Become a follower of my blog (if you are already one...leave comment that says "Following"!)

#3. Blog about this GIVEAWAY with a link on your blog!

#4. Grab my button and put it on your blog!!

So... you can have a total of {4} entries !!!

{*Note: You must enter in a separate comment for each entry.}

I will end this giveaway at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 24th....where I will be using to choose a winner. (Sorry, but I cannot ship outside the U.S.!)

Good Luck Everyone!!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BeAuTiFuL Ornament Tree!

Here is a FabuLouS idea from Courtney @ RedHeads Craft More Fun! All she used was a Styrofoam cone, different sized ball ornaments, candle holder, and hot glue! How Elegant Looking...but so Easy!!
For more info on how Courtney made this click HERE!
Thank you Courtney for this FaBuLouS idea!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much to all of you that already voted!!! You guys are AwEsOme!! The contest is still going on and will till Friday, the if you have a chance and wouldn't mind popping over to Design Dazzle and voting for me...I would be ever-so GraTeFuL!!! :)
Thanks a ton!!
Have a GrEaT DaY!!

Monday, November 16, 2009


ATTN: All of my AwEsOmE Crafting Friends...


I am completely in shock!!

When I opened my e-mail I had this:


Congratulations! Your cupboard door idea that was featured on Design Dazzle has been chosen as a Design Dazzler and one of the top ten posts from my blog. You have possibility of being chosen as the top Design Dazzler..and... you could win $500 worth in gift certificates!!

*******Still in Shock!!********


The winner will be determined by the most comments made on my cupboard door picture board/chalkboard post... on the Design Dazzle blog.


I beg you :) go and leave a comment on my cupboard door post...on Design Dazzle!! :)

If you haven't been on Design Dazzle's blog before...oh are going to LoVe it! They have some of the COOLEST and CREATIVE kids room decor ideas you will ever see!!

There is only one vote... per person...per day... starting Monday, Nov. 16 -thru- Friday, Nov. 20 that will be counted!

Also...there is a total of $500 in prizes and gift certificates to be won by those leaving comments on all the 10 designer dazzler nominees posts (3 winners will share the prize!) have a chance to win too!!!

Anyways...Thanks so much for taking the time to read this...and...don't forget to tell everyone you go and leave a comment also!! :)

OK...I'll stop begging :)


Have a GREAT Day Everyone!!

HUGE Giveaway @ Design Dazzle!!

Hi All!!!

This week...Design Dazzle is kicking off their "celebration week" with a HUGE giveaway from Bei Bambini... who is offering {2} $500 prize packs of boy and girl clothes!!! Their clothing line is AdoRaBle!!! So go check it out!! To view details click HERE!!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Super CuTe Scripture/Book Covers!

Aren't these FuN! I found these at Craftaholics Anonymous where Linda made these fun scripture covers with the young girls from her church ...for an activity! How CreAtiVe and CuTe...and what a beautiful way to protect your favorite books! These are easy to remove and won't damage the book.

These covers... and a new book... might make a great gift idea for someone who LoVes to read!!

For more info on these FuN covers and many other FuN ideas...go HERE!

Her tutorial to make this is on Ucreate!!!
Check it out!!

Linda...thanks for this FuN idea!!

Happy Crafting!!

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