"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

Friday, July 30, 2010

{Piccadilly Peddler} Review & Giveaway!!

I was so excited to receive this vinyl "C" in the mail the other day... from Emily @ Piccadilly Peddler!!

What a sweetie she is!! And... I LOVE IT!! I am very happy with the quality of her vinyl...and it was super easy to apply. She also included step-by-step instructions! Thank you Emily...I am definitely pleased! :)

Here is a little about her:

"I'm just your average mom with three little boys and an obsession for crafting. I'm pretty sure my urge to create cute stuff has something to do with combatting my testosterone filled environment."

Check out some of my favs from her Etsy shop:

Emily also has a FuN crafty blog {Piccadilly Peddlers blog} with TONS of cute ideas and recipes! Recently, she has been featuring a few of her Christmas in July projects! Here's a peek at some she's got goin' on:

Ruffled Dishcloth

Fabric Wreath

Soooo CUTE!! Check out her blog for more info on these FuN ideas!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!

Emily is offering one of my lucky readers... any item of their choice in her Etsy shop worth up to $25!

Here's how to enter:

1. Visit the Piccadilly Peddler Etsy Shop...then come back and let us know which vinyl decal is your fav.

2. Become a follower on Emily's blog...then come back and let us know you follow!

3. Follow The Creative Crate blog...if you already do {you are awesome!} just remind me!

Sooo... you can enter up to 3 times!

{Please leave a separate comment for each entry!}

This giveaway ends August 5th @ 5 p.m.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CuTe Clothesline Photo Display!

How CuTe is that?!! I came across this idea @ Lemon Tree Creations where Erin made this FuN clothespin photo holder from a old frame she already had! LoVe it!
For more info on how she did this...go HERE!
Erin...thanks so much for sharing this FaBuLouS idea!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

{CuTE} Embellished Hat!

From this:

To These!!

Sooo CuTe!
Head on over to less cake {more frosting} and find out how Lara attached these super CUTE embellishments to her hat that she bought @ Hobby Lobby for $3.99!!

Lara...thanks so much for sharing this FaBuLouS idea!!

DIY Monogram Art!

Check out this FaBuLouS art idea from Are We There Yet?! Sara used blank canvases and made freezer paper stencils! Wouldn't this look AWESOME on a mantel?!!
LoVe it!!
For a complete how-to ...go HERE!
Sara...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

{LooK WhAt i DiD} Art Display!

Here is a FuN art display idea for your kiddos! First I took a square cupboard door...sanded and painted it...then sanded and stained the edges with {Minwax} Dark Walnut stain. Then I bought an over sized clothes pin... used Mod Podge to attach scrapbook paper to one side...wiped black and brown ink on the edges {for a distressed look}...then tied with a ribbon. Then used E-6000 to glue it to my cupboard door.
Then I added the vinyl words...drilled two holes in the top...and used wire to hang!
THat's It!!
So FuN...and very easy for little hands to hang up ... and show off their favorite creations!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

{FuN} Bathroom Art! :)

Check out this CUTE bathroom art from Lolly Jane Boutique! A little reminder never hurts anyone, right?!!
LoVe it!!
Lolly Jane...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!!

DIY Travel Play Kitchen!

How CuTe is this?!! I came across this @ Frugal Family Fun Blog where Valerie made this AdoRaBle little play kitchen for her girls to play with outside, or to take to Grandma's! Also, LoVe how you can fold it up and store it, when it's not in play! :)
What a great Birthday or Christmas gift idea!
For more info on the project...go HERE!
Valerie...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!

Friday, July 16, 2010

DIY Photo Art!

Here is a FuN photo art idea that I made for my sons room!

I took this pic of him...and sent it into Costco to have it enlarged to a 20x30 which cost only $8.99! {LoVe the price...and how it turned out!}

Then I went to the dollar store, and bought a piece of foam board which happen to be the same size of my pic. {20x30} ...and bought some of this spray adhesive @ Walmart. {If you don't want that large of a picture...just cut the foam board down to the size you need... with a box cutter or exact-o knife.}

Then... I sprayed the foam board with the adhesive giving it a good, even, thin coat...

Then stuck the picture on ...and smoothed with my arms {because my fingers were sticky} starting from the center pressing to the outer edges trying to eliminate any air bubbles...then let completely dry.

And there ya have it!

Such a FuN and {inexpensive} way to add a personal touch to any room!

Also...check out this other FaBuLouS Photo Art project @ From An Igloo!

So CuTe!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

{CuTe} Temple BLock & Family FOREVER Board!

Temple Block

Family FOREVER Board

I came across these FuN ideas @ Lil' Luna and loVed them!! The Temple Block is AdoRaBle...and only cost about $2 to make...and...The Family FOREVER Board was done right on a cabinet door! {LOVE CUPBOARD doOr crafts!!} Wouldn't these be perfect for YW , RS Night, or make a FaBuLouS Christmas Gift?!!
For more info on these FuN projects...and enter to win you own Temple BLock!!...go here and here!
Kristyn...thanks so much for sharing!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another FaBuLouS Play Kitchen!

From this:
To This!
Isn't this C*U*T*E!!!
Kelly @ Kelly and Her Kallon Kids transformed this old entertainment center into this awesome play kitchen! LoVe those colors!! { that makes me want to be young again :) }
You can check out more info and pics on this project HERE!
Kelly...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

{CuTe} Key Holder!

Check out what Amanda @ Dejavu*Crafts made with these hooks that she bought at Dollar Tree...

How AweSoMe is that?!!!
Who would have thought Sponge Bob could be so CuTe!! :)
For more info on this fun project...go HERE!
Amanda...thanks so much for sharing this FaBuLouS idea!!

Fine Art Gallery!

Ok...I thought this was the SWEETEST idea! I came across this @ Just Another Hang Up, where Suzanne made this FuN gallery to display her grandchildrens' art that they mailed to her.

AWWW...Tooo CuTe!
What a beautiful way to display priceless art!

For more info on this fun idea...go HERE!

Suzanne...thanks so much for sharing this CuTe idea!

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