Wednesday, February 27, 2013

It's a Party! #95

Welcome! How's your week going? Just another day in Paradise here in snowsville.

Because of all the snow, our Internet was out again this morning and I didn't get to do features. I'm sorry. I really am getting sick of this on again off again Internet in this weather! 

Let's get this party started. How 'bout it?




Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Interchangeable Word Necklace


Maybe I should have called this the "30 Second Necklace".




Because that's all the longer it took to make it.




I know I've told you before, but you can find the best crafting supplies in the scrapbooking section of craft stores. I found this package of Word Sticks at JoAnn's.




The necklace only took a minute to add the jump rings to the words and put it on the necklace. It took me longer to make a little box for Jalynn to keep the extras in.




I used an Altoid tin and covered it in paper and her school stickers.








I had adhesive velvet, so I added that to the inside. I wish I could remember where I got it to tell you, but I have no idea anymore. It's awesome, though!




I'm thinking now if I had used a chain instead of a choker for the necklace, she could store the whole thing in the box. Oh well...


We're getting hit with another major storm here this morning, this time with ice added to the 12" of snow. Our lights keep going out, but come back on after a couple of hours. Our Direct TV is out, but the internet is still up (for now). Maybe I'll just give in to this stupid weather and build an igloo today.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow, More Snow, and Poker Chip Cupcakes

We really don't need any weathermen here in Blue Springs, Missouri. Want to know why?



Because when all the grocery store shelves look like that on Wednesday night...




That's what it's going to do on Thursday morning. 




Yeah, the snow hit. We got 12" in about 4 hours. I really was getting to the point of not even wanting to look out the window anymore. 




Gage was NOT a happy camper! 




That's just wrong, isn't it? I made him sit there at the back door while I went and grabbed the camera. Except for possessed eyes, he looks so pathetic.




Christina sent me this picture of her and Brandon's puppies. Poor Bella, she just wanted out of the snow. Tyson, on the other hand, thought he was the Easter Bunny and wanted to play and jump around in it.




Thank goodness by Friday night the roads were cleared and we were all able to make it to the Poker Tournament Fundraiser for Jace's Little League team.




While she was snowed in the days before, Jennifer made these poker chip cupcakes for the event. Aren't they cute?! I was totally impressed with them and told her she needed to think like a blogger and take pictures while she's making them so I could share it with all of you. (If I remember right, I think she rolled her eyes at me,) She's so talented, I could have posts for the next year if I could just get her to take pictures!




We're supposed to get another 10 - 14 inches today. What the ...?!!!!

Who besides me is ready for Spring?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday Showcase


My spice cabinet is high on my priority list to clean out and organize. I'm loving this Magnetic Spice Rack that Kirsten of Paint Speckled Pawprints made!



Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Washer Bunny


Just so you know, this time I finally made something that even that husband of mine was impressed with. Every time I make something and show it to him (or it shows up in the house), he looks (maybe) and tells me it's cute.

I've learned in my little crafting world I live in to just not show him anything. The other day, he walked by as I was taking pictures of these and stopped dead in his tracks and said, "Those are cute as sh&#!!". Wow! I got the seal of approval from Greg.




Those of you that know me know how much I love playing with washers. I won't bore all of you with all the details, but if you're new here, Here is where you can see some of all the rest and how to make them.




I used the same size washer for the head as the others that I've made. I bought smaller and lighter washers for the ears since there would be six total.




I thought the bunny looked a little plain, so I glued a bail to the back with E-6000 and...




tied a bow to it.
 You have to make sure your bail has a loop to put the ribbon through and not a little hole for a jump ring.




Aren't they fun? 

Happy Friday!

I join These parties each week.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's a Party! #94


Hi! Welcome to the party! 




Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Hits of the Party!


Guess what I'm doing today? Going to the grocery store and stocking up. Exciting, huh? We're supposed to get hit with a major snowstorm tonight and all the weather people are acting like Chicken Little. "Worst we've ever seen!" "The sky is falling!" Okay, you've convinced me, I'll go buy food, toilet paper, and the most important thing, liquor.


Before I leave, let's check out these Hits of the Party from last week.


Melissa from Serendipity Spice made this awesome Whatever Clock. I'm loving it!




Robin at Fluster Buster showed us It's not just for Colds. Who knew? I've got to remember the headaches tip. I know this is crazy, but I love the smell of Vicks. It reminds me of my mom when I was a little girl and sick and she rubbed it on my chest.




Sarah Dawn Designs made these adorable Mustache Mugs. These are out of the park cute!




Southern Blue Celebrations shared her recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding. One word. YUM!




Diana Rambles had me at key lime with her Key Lime Pie Sheet Cake. I'll be making this, like now! 



Okay, I'm off to the store. Anyone need anything while I'm there? 

This week's party starts later this afternoon. See you then.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Plaid: Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium


I received the most awesome box of goodies the other day from Plaid. I should have taken a picture to show you all the fabulous products they sent me, but I was like a kid in a candy store and started digging right in to it. But here is one of my favorite projects of all using some of the supplies that were in there.



I was able to transfer a photo from 20 years ago of Josh and Brandon onto a canvas mat and it came out perfect.




They sent me their new Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium to try out. I've tried other transfer medium's in the past and mostly just got frustrated. I'm telling you right now, you are going to love this! It's so easy to work with.




This has always been one of my favorite pictures of my boys. Brandon was the bat boy for Josh's team and it also shows the cast Josh was wearing from breaking his hand in a game. That cast was extra special because the doctor who knew how much he loved baseball, molded the cast while Josh was holding a bat so he could still play.




1. Copy the picture on the printer. Be sure to mirror image your photo because you're going to be laying the image on the surface face down. You can transfer color photo's if you want, but I wanted this particular picture to be in black and white.

2. Spread the transfer medium to the front of your image. Put on a thick enough coat to cover the photo and you can't see it through the medium. 

3. Lay the image onto your surface that you're transferring to, smooth down. and let dry for 24 hours.

4. After you've waited a day, saturate the top with water and let sit for about 2 minutes. Then start gently rubbing the top layer off with a sponge.




That's the result after you've finished rubbing it off. It worked like a charm!




I rubbed stamping ink onto the mat to age it a little and added the baseball buttons.

For the words, I used the Mod Podge Rub-On Transfers.




I added rick rack around the sides to finish it off a little more.




I no sooner had it finished and Greg grabbed it and proudly hung it in his man cave.




The Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium is so amazing, you can transfer photo's onto almost any surface.

For the canvas bag, I took images and put them in a Word Document and printed them out.




This is the back of the bag. I'll now be sporting my little tote to Jace's ballgames this summer full of sunflower seeds, pistachio's, and bubblegum. 

Mod Podge

Monday, February 18, 2013

Jute (or rope) Plate Charger


I never pay attention to the dining room. We're never in there. But the other day as I was coming down from my craft room, I looked at the table and thought it looked so sad and blah. I marched myself back upstairs and made plate chargers. (It's the little things in life that make me happy.)



I grabbed whatever I could find that I had stashed away and used it.




I bought a couple of these plate chargers at Hobby Lobby a long time ago when they were half off. I'm thinking that made them about $1.00. What a novel idea, Terri, maybe use them for what there meant for?




I also had that. I don't know, is it jute or rope? Whatever it is, it was thick enough for what I wanted it for.




I grabbed a round cardboard piece (it's actually an unused pizza round that I got a whole box of at a closeout sale one time) and started in the middle, used hot glue every now and then, and started coiling.




And coiled and glued and coiled and glued and coiled and glued...




Finally, it's finished!




I put the rope on the charger and a smaller plate on the top.




It's so funny that the smallest little things can make a huge difference.
By the way, those candles all match. I don't know what was going on so funky with the lighting that day!

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