"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

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Watermelon Anyone??

Bring on the WaTerMelon season!!
My family LIVES on Watermelon during the summer...sooo... you would think I would have "picking the perfect one" down to a science. Nope...just when I think we've picked a good turns out to have NO flavor...or it is too old. Well...then I came across this post @ The How-To Gal...on "How To Pick The Perfect Watermelon". Check it out...she has some great info!! YAY!! No more yucky melons!! :) Thanks How-To Gal!!

Have a Great Weekend!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Giveaway @ The Scarlet Poppe!!

Check out this FuN Giveaway going on over @ The Scarlet Poppe!! Morgan is giving away the pattern below (size 1-5, girls) AND 1 yard of fabric from her shop!! My daughter LIVES in this skirt would be Perfect!!

So CuTe!

Sooo...head on over...and check it out!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Staker Sensations WINNER!!

And the $40 Gift Cert. to Staker Sensations goes to...


Danny & Alyssa Coon said...
I love the Cannister Labels. I've always wanted to do that, I've just never gotten around to it.

Congrats Alyssa!!! I don't have your PLEASE contact me before Sun. May 30th!! If I don't hear from you...I will be selecting a new winner.

Thanks so much to all who entered! You guys are AWESOME!! I really enjoy reading all of your comments! :)

And... a HUGE THANKS to SHANNON at Staker Sensations for offering this FaBuLouS Giveaway!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

{FuN} Teacher Necklaces!

Here is a FuN...and SUPER easy necklace that i made for my kid's teachers this year.
First I printed out their teachers names on card stock. Then I put a piece of clear packing tape over the names {I'll explain in a minute :)}
Then I cut out the names...
Then I used these AWESOME {Fragments} from Tim Holtz... that i bought @ JoAnns! They were on sale...but if they are not...use your 40% off coupon. You get a TON of different sized pieces in one pack!
Check out this awesome video where Tim Holtz demonstrates how to use Fragments:
{head down and hit pause on the music list before starting :) }

Then... I used a little Diamond Glaze {you could also use Glossy Accents} to glue the names onto the Fragment. The reason why I put clear packing tape over the because I didn't want the printer ink to bleed when I added the glaze.
Then...I added more Diamond Glaze over the whole Fragment...then stuck it to a piece of scrap scrapbooking paper. Then let dry...then trim paper around Fragment. I also sanded the paper edges to give it a more finished look.

Then...I drilled a hole...
And added an o-ring...and whatever cording that was left over from these.
Also...I added a little jewel to the bottom corner using E-6000 adhesive.
And there ya have it!!
So SiMpLe and CuTe!!
You could have a TON of Fun with these...and make these for ANYONE by personalizing them however you'd like!!

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

{Staker Sensations} Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Check out this vinyl...
LoVe the birdies!!

I was sooo excited when Shannon from Staker Sensations sent me this vinyl from her shop... to review!! I absolutely LoVe it!! It was SUPER easy to apply...and turned out great! She also sent fabulous how-to instructions...and a vinyl tester piece to practice with! I am definitely happy with it :) !!

Here is just a small sample of the many FaBuLouS vinyl designs she currently has in her Etsy shop:

Tooo FuN!!
Also...check out Shannon's craft blog: Shannon makes stuff
for other FuN vinyl and crafty ideas!

And...Shannon wanted to share some vinyl love with one of you... by giving away a $40 credit to her shop!!!

Here's how to enter:

1. {First} Visit Staker Sensations...then come back and leave a comment...tell me which one vinyl design is your favorite. {include e-mail address so I can contact you if you win} {1 entry}

2. Follow Shannon's craft blog: Shannon makes stuff {1 entry}

3. Follow The Creative Crate...if you already do...just remind me. {thank you!} :)
{1 entry}

4. Blog about this giveaway...then come back and leave me a comment with a link!{1 entry}

{Please leave a separate comment for each entry}

This giveaway will end on Thursday, May 27th @ 5 p.m.


Clothespin Chore Chart!

Here is a FuN chore chart idea that I came across @ my kind of crafts {via: Skip to my Lou!} Every morning the clothespins start off on the right side of the clipboard...and when her daughter completes a chore...she moves one to the left side. What a great idea...and SuPer CuTe too!
For more info on this FuN idea...go HERE!
Michelle...thanks so much for sharing!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

{Flirty Aprons} Irregular Apron Sale!!

Hi everyone!!

I just wanted to give you a quick heads-up on a {IRREGULAR APRON} SALE that is going on now @ FLIRTY APRONS! This irregular apron scalloped sassy red is only $12.99!!!

{Flirty aprons go through rigorous quality inspection - most flaws are minimal and difficult to notice. Some common irregularities include: restitching, loose seams & pockets, and minor print flaws.}

So if you have a minute...head on over and check it out!! :)

Irregular Apron Sale - $12.99, while supplies last!

Have a GreaT Weekend!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

{Family Tree} Art!

How CuTe is this?!! I came across this idea @ Bugaboo's Creations {via: The Shabby Chic Cottage} where Nicole made this FaBuLouS family tree art... by gluing 2x4's together! What a great idea and LoVe that planked look!

Wouldn't this make a great wedding gift?!!

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

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

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hallway Signs! {LoVe it!}



How FuN is that?!! I came across this idea @ A Place For Us Five...where Destiny made these AdoRaBle signs for her downstairs hallway! Such a simple change...that makes a regular hallway look sooo CuTe!! {LoVe it!}
For more info on how she made these......go HERE!
Destiny...thanks so much for sharing this FaBuLouS idea!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

{Beadboard} Picture Holder!

Here is another FuN picture holder that I made recently for my mom for Mother's Day...and I think it was a hit! :) Angela from Secrets of a Supper Mommy made this...and I fell in love with her idea and design. So CuTe!! Sooo...I decided to make a similar one...and turned it into a picture holder. THANK YOU ANGELA for the are awesome!! Here's how it turned out...

Wouldn't this make a FuN Wedding, Birthday, or Christmas gift?!! :)


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