"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

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

{Jellybeans} Sign!

Here is just a FuN Easter...Spring-y decoration idea that I made with a scrap 1x10x 2' piece of pine...and a little paint. I made this the same way I made this. SuPer EaSy!!

Then I strung some jellybeans on some clear thread...with a needle. {I punctured the hard shell with my teeth first...then it was easier to push the needle through.} My 7 year old daughter had a blast stringing them on. We also made a bracelet this same way! Sooo FuN!

HapPy CraFting!

Monday, March 29, 2010

{FuN} Easter treat gift ideas!!

Aren't these FuN?!! I came across these @ All the Small Things where Gillian turned regular store bought items...into AdoRaBle gifts! Sooo CuTe!! Wouldn't these be perfect for VT?!!
For more info on these...and to see some of her other FaBuLouS ideas......go HERE!
Gillian...thanks so much for sharing these yummy ideas with us!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

{Simple Expressions} FaBuLouS Giveaway!!

Are you planning a wedding...or know someone who is??!! Check out these FaBuLouS invitations by Simple Expressions!!

Natalie from Simple Expressions specializes in custom one-of-a-kind invitations and cards. Her invitations are unique and trendy!

Here is her story:

"I started this business after being frustrated about finding a wedding invitation for my very own wedding. I just wasn't thrilled with all the invitations that I had looked at. Long story short, I ended up with a square, but boring invitation. You don't have to settle for this though. Now you can have the invitation that you have been dreaming of. Along with my custom invitations, I carry a full line of Paper Duvet, Sylart, Carlson Craft, and Birchcraft invitations. Many of my invitations are offered at discounted prices."

"I know there are also DIY brides. Don't worry, we have you covered too. I have many invitations and pockets that you can purchase to create your own invitation. "

"Planning a wedding has never been so easy. Simply go to my blog and check out all my awesome wedding vendors.
Simple Expressions also does baby announcements, graduations cards, personalized stationary and much more."

Here are just a FEW of her samples:

Aren't they FaBuLouS?!!
And...thanks to Natalie...she is donating a {$100 gift certificate} to be used towards wedding invitations from ANY of her catalogs!! How awesome is that?!!

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"!) (BTW...thank you!)

#3. Blog about this GIVEAWAY and leave a link to 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 5p.m. on Thursday, April 1st....where I will be using to choose a winner.
GooD LuCk!!


Monday, March 22, 2010

{Super CuTe} Wreath Idea!!

From this:

To this!!

How CrEaTiVe is that??!! I came across this FuN wreath idea @ TOTEally Posh... where she turned this old vegi steamer that she bought @ Goodwill ...into a SuPER CuTe wreath!! I'm lovin' the colors...and the Vintage Buttons!! So FuN!!

For more info on how she made this...go HERE!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Be" Sign {loVe it!}

I L*O*V*E this!!
I came across this awesome sign @ I Am Momma via: Little Miss Momma! Isn't it great!
I loVe the "Be's" ...and... the way she displayed it! AND...all she used was paint and plywood! My kind of project!
If you would like more info...check out her awesome tutorial HERE!
Cheri...thanks so much for sharing your FaBuLouS project with us!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Swappin' with { A Little Tipsy!}

Hello There! I am so excited to be here on The Creative Crate today! Stacie is amazingly talented and I am in love with the Rosette rings she just did!

Michelle, from A Little Tipsy here, taking the wheel for the day!

Nope not drunk (what a relief you will not be taking your tour with a drunk driver), I may or may not be a bit clumsy though.

A little about me, I am a SAHM with one crazy two year old boy and a big geek for a husband (don't worry, he calls himself a geek). I love keeping busy and sharing all my projects and adventures whether they be Holiday decor or discovering how to get permanent marker off granite counter tops.

Here are a few of my favorite projects as of late:

I recently did a whole week dedicated to fun baby things I made for my brand new niece. Here are a couple of highlights.

This last project is technically from last year, but with Easter coming up I thought I would throw it in anyway!Chenille stem Easter flower arrangement

And I just finished this No Sew Burlap Easter Egg Pillow.

Well, I guess that about wraps things up. Thanks to Stacie for swappin' it up and thanks to you for letting me be your tour guide today. Watch your step on the way out and don't forget to come visit soon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

{FaBuLouS} Giveaway @ vol.25!!

If you are a Photographer...or wannabe Photographer {like me}...or just like takin' cute pictures of your kiddos ......check out this FaBuLouS giveaway @ vol.25!!
I am in L*O*V*E with these Photoshop overlays! They are AdoRaBle!

Check out these sample photos with the overlays!

{photos above from: Amber Fischer Photography}

{ photo above from: Kelli Lynn Photography}

So FuN!!
vol.25 is giving away 2 sets of your choice to 5 different winners!! How cool is that??!! The giveaway will end March 22nd...
Sooo...head on over...and find out how you can enter HERE!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

{FuN} Fabric Rosette Rings!

I absolutely LoVe the way all of the fabric flowers and rosettes look! There are a TON floating around on the I decided to give it a try and make some rings for me and my girls!

I don't have a pic of how I made the rosettes...but it was SuPer Easy! I just took a strip of scrap fabric that I ripped...twisted it (loosely) all the way down...then rolled it up like I was making a snail. Then tucked the end under...and hot glued it on a wooden disk. (the same disks I used here.) Then...I put a little extra glue on the edge of the wooden disk...and pushed the fabric over it so that you wouldn't see the wood.

Then for the band...I just used some elastic that I already had...and hand sewed to the size to fit our fingers. {I'm not sure if they have different colors in elastic...but I almost cut one of my daughters hair headbands so that i could have a brown band.}

Then hot glued it on the wooden disk...

And there you have it!

So FuN... EaSy...

And CuTe!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

{SuPer CuTe} Ruffly Cardigan!

From this...

To this!!
LoVe It!!! I came across this idea @ Shannon Makes Stuff! Isn't it FaBuLouS??!! It blows me away how talented others are when it comes to re-purposing and re-fashion! So CuTe! I think I'm going to have to give this one a try!

For a complete how-to...go HERE!

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

Friday, March 12, 2010



The winner is...
enSTYLEpedia said...
I like the decorative squares for hanging- super cute.
You will be contacted shortly &

and...a special thanks to all who entered...and Mckay @ SayItOnTheWall!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

{CuTe} Cupboard Door Picture Hangers!!

Here is a FuN idea to hang your kiddos pictures up...or any picture you might have. Hanging your pictures on a clip like this would make it quick and easy to switch them out whenever you want! Here's how I made them...

Here are the supplies that I used to do this project...

First...sand & paint your cupboard door. {mine was already white} Then...I wiped stain (Minwax dark walnut) with a rag on all the edges...

Then...drill your holes for the ribbon...

Add your ribbon and tie in a bow...

Then...using E-6000 glue...glue your magnetic clip to were you want it. I used a 8x10 I glued my clip wherever the picture looked centered. {Tip: If the bottoms of your picture start to curl up...I used a little tape to hold mine down...or you could also use photo corners}

Then...for hanging...I just use the ribbon that is showing in the hang on a nail!

So CuTe...and So SiMpLe!!

HaPpY CraFtiNg!!

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