Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's a Party #17

It's Thursday and we all know what that means!

Time to link up all your fabulous creations, Etsy shop, giveaway, recipe, anything you would like to share with all of us!

I'll feature the top 5 most viewed links on Saturday and randomly pick 1 to feature next Wednesday.

If you would like to follow A Creative Princess while you're here, that would be awesome! Feel free to grab an It's a Party button to help spread the word about our party. The more the merrier!

The main thing is to just have fun and spread the love!
We all love comments!

Feature: At Home by the Baye

This week's featured blogger from It's a Party is Baye from At Home by the Baye. She does all kinds of crafts, but you've got to see her embroidery work and especially her sock creatures!



Let's all drop by At Home by the Baye and show her some comment love!

See you tonight for It's a Party!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fall and Sunflowers

When I saw this post from Ann at On Sutton Place I immediately ask her if I could share it with all of you! I think by now everyone knows that I adore sunflowers!

You have just got to see this beautiful post Ann did about Fall! Oh, and of course, sunflowers!
When you read her post, think of me when you get to the part about Acorn Squash with butter and brown sugar. We had that for dinner last night!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Zipper Flower

I was trying to clean my craft room and found a whole bag of zippers that I bought at a garage sale last year. Needless to say, cleaning stopped and I started playing with the zippers.

Who would have thought zippers could be so much fun?!

I started with this brown one that was 20" long.

I basted (with the thread doubled) all along the one side.

Then just pull your thread until it's a curly mess.

This part takes a little work, but just keep wrapping the coils around and around. I left my needle attached so I could tack it all down when I had it the way I liked it.

It just wouldn't be complete without a cute little orange button.

I glued a circle piece of felt to the back and then hot glued it to the headband and added another little piece of felt.

This zipper had the vinyl teeth but I still like the way it turned out.

I was so excited this weekend. A neighborhood near us had their annual garage sale and I got a brand new serger (still in the box) for $100.00! I have always wanted one, but I have no idea how to use it!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Super Saturday!

Hello, Superstars! We had another great party Thursday and believe me, you all are Superstars!! Here are our Top 5 most viewed links.

Floor to Ceiling Gallery Wall

Autumn Wreath

Cute Earrings

Home Tour

$1.60 DIY Laundry Soap

Thank you to everyone who linked up!
If you were featured grab a button if you like.

I'm on a Playdate today! I'm guest posting at The Life of Rylie...and Bryce too!

Saturday Playdate

I hope you'll stop by and say "Hi".

I want all of my East Coast friends to know that I am thinking of you.
My heart and prayers are with you.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Eye Candy Necklace

I got the idea for this necklace at Target!


I was in the $1.00 aisle (love that section of Target!) and found these magnets. They were just too cute not to buy and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.


I took a small washer and glued a bail to it.

The magnet sticks and fits perfectly to the washer. Score!
I love when things work out like that!

One necklace, 6 different looks. It just depends what flavor you're in that day.

Sometimes the simplest things make me the happiest and this does! I love the way it turned out and need to go back to Target and find more little magnets!

This week I'll he linking Here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's a Party! #16

It's my favorite day of the week!!

It's Thursday, let's party!!

You all know the rules, but if you are new here, there aren't any!!

Link up whatever you want to share with us. I'll feature the top 5 most viewed links on Saturday and randomly pick one to feature next Wednesday. By the way, I don't use, I have whoever is around me the day I'm going to post to pick a number and that's the lucky winner! Sometimes it's Greg, sometimes it's one of the kids, and sometimes it's one of the grandkids and they all think I'm nuts when I start asking them to pick a number between ? and ?!

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here because that would just be so sweet of you! If you want to grab an It's a Party Button, that would be great! Let's grow this party!!

Okay, Terri, quit talking and get this party started!

Feature: Craft Whatever

This week's featured blog from It's a Party is Kate from Craft Whatever. I'm thinking if we did that thing I always see on TV about your ancestry, we might be related! Who else besides me is all over the board in her crafting? I thought I might just have some attention disorder, but obviously, I'm normal! Just look at some of the awesome things Kate comes up with!




Please go see Kate and tell her she rocks!

It's a Party starts tonight. See you then!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We have a winner!

The winner of the Vintage Vinyl Album Earrings is:

#11 Nancy of Style 'n Decor Deals!

Congratulations, Nancy! Please send me an e-mail and I'll get all your info to Kellianne.

Thank you to all who entered!

If anyone else is interested in sponsoring a giveaway here, please let me know. This was fun and I'd love to do more! I know you get tired of just my stuff!

See you tomorrow!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crayon Magnets & a Reminder

Today is the last day to enter the Giveaway so please be sure to enter! The Tinkeranniebelle blog and shop are just awesome and I don't want you to miss out!

After I made the shutter last week, I knew I wanted to make more of the crayon clips, but use magnets this time. Because I can't get anything out of my head once I think of it, I made them this weekend.

I love the way they turned out and see a lot more in my future!

They are just so simple! Just paint the clothespins and put a magnet on the back. I've got to tell you, I bought magnet tape because I had never tried it before and I really don't like it. It just doesn't stick so well. I don't know, maybe I got a bad roll, but I'm using magnet strips next time. I used Gorilla Glue to attach the crayons so they would stay.

That's all there is to it. Wouldn't they make cute teacher gifts?

It's Monday, let's all have a good laugh.
See this adorable little angel?

That's Tierni, our 3 year old granddaughter. She was with us the other morning when Greg had a Doctor's appointment. We were in the waiting room and she had to go potty. She and I were in the bathroom and she finished and was pulling up her shorts. I noticed she kept looking down in them and finally ask her what was wrong. She looked at me with this puzzled (and a little mad) look and said, "Grandma, who took my underwear?". Oops, forgot something this morning!

Just another thing to remember before you walk out the door, check for panties!
Happy Monday!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Super Saturday!

Happy Saturday! It's time for our 5 most viewed links from It's a Party.
Here they are in no particular order.

Fall Inspired Dining Room


#5 - my little side table



Cherry Coke Zero Frame


I painted a COUCH!

Thank you to everyone who linked up. You all are awesome!
If you were featured feel free to grab a button.

Hope you all have a great weekend! It's rainy here today and our life has gotten so chaotic that I plan on doing NOTHING all day long!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Show Off Shutter

That was the only thing I could think of to call it. You know, an old shutter to show off all those masterpieces!


Greg brought me this home the other day from a house they were working on.
It was wood and in really bad shape.


I started by painting it all black and used chalkboard paint on the slats.


I modpodged scrapbook paper on the sides and top & bottom. Notice I did the shutter upside down so you could clip the artwork on the slats. I used stickers for the middle and words at the top.


I glued crayons to clothespins to use as clips. I need to make more of these as magnets for the refrigerator. Maybe next week.


All that's left to do is hang those beautiful pictures!

I'll be linking Here this week.