Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Page Easter Eggs

Jordyn was here the other day and we joined the "Mod-Podge Easter eggs with book pages" bandwagon. I've got to tell you, I was so happy she wanted to do this because I don't think I would have had the patience!

We found the eggs packed away and she went to work!

Bless her heart, she was even sick, but she wanted to craft.

I love little helpers! Thank you, Jordy!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We Have a Winner!

The winner of the peace bracelet and bottle cap necklace is:

Tiffany Christie

I know, that picture is lame! I spent way too much effort trying to figure out how to copy it and then just gave up and took a picture of the screen. Sorry.

Congratulations, Tiffany! And a huge thank you to all who entered!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's Tuesday!

We get to play at Night Owl Crafting!


Here are this week's questions.

1. What is your favorite magazine?
I love People Magazine. I also like Rachel Raye and Taste of Home for recipes for when I pretend that I'm actually going to cook!

2. What color are your eyes?

3. Do you go to the dentist on a regular 6 month schedule, or do you put it off?
I hate going to the dentist and so there's no way I would go every 6 months. When my kids were all still home, I took them every 6 months. They never thought that was really quite fair.

4. Do you use anything to make your house smell good?
ex: candles, spray,etc...
I love candles, but don't light them very often. For every day, I use the Fabreeze Noticeables. The linen and sky always smell so fresh.

5. Do you have any pets?
We have two big old babies (dogs). They are brother and sister and spoiled rotten!

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm not above begging...

or pleading, and then begging again. Heck, if I had a million dollars, I would even pay you! But I don't, so I can't, so I'm just asking nicely. Will you please go vote for me?

My gift card bracelet is in the finals at Saturday Mornings!
You just have to click the link below and it will take you right there.

You all are awesome!! Thank you!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Super Saturday

If you haven't already, be sure you enter the giveaway for the peace bracelet and bottle cap necklace!

Here are some of the Superstars I found this week.

Are those not the cutest little clips ever?!

I've already started digging through my scraps to make these for the girls.

I seriously can't stop looking at smiling at these!

How simple and sweet!

Have a fun weekend!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Shutter Love

No, not photo shutter love, this old shutter love!

I grabbed those old blue shutters that Greg had replaced on a house and was going to throw away.

I brought one up and haphazardly painted a bunny on it. I wanted the blue to seep through.

I hot glued a ribbon (with wires) to it.

I cut out some eggs from paint samples that I stole was looking for colors for a room and glued on.

Then I made a puffy (kind of) tail. If you want to see how I made the tail, go here.

It was warm the day I took that picture. It's supposed to snow this weekend, so as soon as Spring is really here, I'm going to put it on the front porch.

Click HERE to see where I'll be linking to.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Spring Hoop

I need a little help here. See this?

I made it one day while Greg was at work and couldn't wait to show it to him. When he got home, he wasn't impressed. How sad for me. I still love it and am not going to put it in the Hall of Shame.

Remember that mess? And yes, it hasn't got much better, but see that burlap potato sack? I want to do something with the front of it with the printing, but I cut a small section off the back.

I sewed ribbon strips on it first.

I glued different colored buttons on top of each other and then glued them to the burlap. Put it all together in a wooden hoop and this is how it turned out.

It just makes me think of Spring and since it's cold here again, that's not a bad thing! I think I'll hang it somewhere where Greg has to look at it everyday!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Giveaway!

I've been so excited lately about getting new followers and then being asked to do a guest post, I wanted to give a little something back. I'm giving away this bottle cap necklace and bracelet I made.

A little thank you to everyone for helping to make me one happy girl!

All you have to do to have a chance to win it is be a follower of A Creative Princess.

Just leave a comment and let me know if you are already a follower or a new follower. Be sure to leave your e-mail address if it's not on your profile. Giveaway will end next Tuesday (the 29th) and winner will be announced on Wednesday (30th).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hoo Are You?

If you haven't joined this blog hop at Night Owl Crafting before, you're really missing out! I love reading everyone's answers.


Here are this week's questions.

1. Have you ever had a professional massage before?
No! I think I would be too embarrassed!

2. When drinking bottled water do you have a preference on which brand you drink?
I really don't drink bottled water.

3. What is your favorite kind of soup?
Panera Bread's cheddar and broccoli soup in a bread bowl. I may just have to go there for lunch today!

4. Do you have a preference on which Kleenex brand you use?
Puffs with aloe.

5. What is your favorite breakfast food?
Biscuits and gravy.

See you tomorrow for the giveaway!

Monday, March 21, 2011

If you're looking for me today,

I'll be over at Everyday Mom Ideas! I know, I can't believe it either! Thank you again, Julia, for having me!! Please come over and join me. I'll be showing how I made this:

And the good news is, I'll be having my first giveaway on Wednesday to all of my followers for it!

I'll be back home tomorrow. See you then!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Saturday!

Before I show you all the fabulous blogs and inspiration I have found this week, I need your opinion. What do you think of my new header? I am so not worthy to be involved in this blog world. There is so much talent out there, sometimes I ask myself, "What the heck am I doing here?". I'm just plugging along and loving every minute of it! Thank you so much to all my followers! Believe me, Greg, Brandon, Josh, Jennifer, and Jalynn thought they would be the only 5 I had and were just humoring me. Actually, that's not true. Jalynn (my 12 year old granddaughter) will look at my blog daily and was my first true follower! The other people in my family were just "trophy followers". Love and adore you, Jalynn! Oh yeah, love the rest of you, too!

Now on to the good stuff!

Isn't that cute? I've been wanting to do a calendar like that forever!

Jennifer, I have got to do this for you!

You've got to click on the link and see all the pages inside. Believe me, this will be on all of our "to do" lists!

This is just pure genius!!!

Everybody knows I love tearing up old books. How cute!

I can't wait to see Greg's face when I tell him I need duct tape now!

What can I possibly say about this except, I love it!!!

Have a terrific weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

You really shouldn't have to see this,

but I'm going to show you anyway. My main reason is to shame myself into cleaning up my craft room this weekend. This is not for the weak of heart, so be prepared!

Is it any wonder why I can't find anything? Wow!

I did do a little tiny bit today. I've got a lot of those pop crates and hung one by my table. Believe me, it wasn't a drop in the bucket! Now you all know what I'll be doing for the next couple of days!

Have a great weekend!!!

I'm linking to:

The Girl Creative



Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Littlest Birds...

When I made my Family Rules window with those bird fabric jellies, I had intended to make two of them. But then Greg came home with this window for me.

The minute I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!

I started with the leftover fabric strips that I had already sewn together.

I put the fabric on one side and began cutting up an old children's songbook for the other side.

I really wish the words to the songs had shown up better in the pictures, but I couldn't get a clear shot of them. I must have taken (what seemed like) a million pictures and believe it or not, those were the best two. Anyway, I chose songs like; Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children, Sing, Little Children, Sing, etc. Then I got out my trusty Cricut and finished it off.

I know, my s is crooked in birds. I've got to go fix that! Why do I not notice these things until I'm posting the picture?

I'm linking to:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Etsy Thank You Cards

I have totally neglected my Etsy shop. I have been sewing a lot of new things to add to it, I just haven't found the time to sit down and list them yet. I'm so bass ackwards that I even made thank you cards before I even have more listed. Before Christmas, I was sending little ornaments with every purchase and knew I had to change that now.

I used these clear stones.

My paper punch was the perfect size to cut the paper.

I Mod-Podged them face up to the back and added a magnet.

Printed and cut out the thank you.

I used a magnet strip across the back to hold the magnets on the front of the card.

Now I have no excuse. I need to get busy!