Showing posts with label Lynda Creates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lynda Creates. Show all posts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day the day before or both! There were so many LOVEly (see what I did there)  ideas shared at last week's party. So here are some great ideas to pin for next year! 


Let's start with this gorgeous altered canvas print from ArtsyVaVa. The print was great but I really like how she altered it. 


Speaking of altered, how about these Valententine Art Heart Tartlets from Lynda Creates


Not all hearts have to be red . I love the simplicity and color of this necklace from Thistlewood Farms.


Of course, what's Valentine's Day without chocolate. How about these Hidden Heart Chocolate cupcakes from Sugar Spice and Family Life! Look at that frosting! 

Now on to this week's party! 

   
   






Thursday, October 13, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday eve all. Up here in the PNW we are bracing for not one, but two epic storms, one of which may be record breaking. To say I am not looking forward to either of them is an understatement. Hope my fellow NW crafty peeps stay safe. 

Here are some festive ideas from last week's party to add to your Halloween plans! 


Love these Halloween numbers from Much More Creative.  I think I will have to do 25 for Christmas! 


These Halloween Lantern Lights from Lynda Creates would be a fun addition to a mantle, railing or any place you can put them up! 


Very much in love with this Magnolia Pumpkin from Lolly Jane. So elegant and easily something that can stay up through Thanksgiving! 


This week's chocolate feature is one of my favorite ( and easy ) things to make...a festive bark. i need to whip some up for my grown guy's goodie box. Check out this version from Morgan Manages Mommyhood

Now on to this week's party! 

   
   



Thursday, June 16, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Hi everyone and welcome to this week's party. I'm especially grateful to have a creative outlet after events like Orlando last Sunday. Sometimes for me, the only way  through sadness is to sit down and make something. I also want this to be a space where people feel free to share their creativity so thanks for being a part of it. 

Here are some features from last week's party. 


Lynda Creates shared this awesome DIY key and phone holder. Two things I think many of us have challenges keeping track of! 


Woods of Bell Trees shared this beautiful Latte Candle. Even if you don't drink coffee, I think the smell would be fabulous. 


Mich in LA shared a hanging Hamsa Hand amulet. So simple to make and so pretty!


My favorite soft serve ice cream cone is a chocolate and vanilla swirl. These swirl cupcakes from Lou Lou Girls remind me of them and look delish! 

Let's see what you've been up to this week : 
   
   

Thursday, June 9, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve everyone. Hope the week has been kind to you. Summer is gearing up and since I haven't done features for a couple of weeks I have some extra ones this week from the last two parties. Let's get right to them! 


Summer means lots of movement between indoors and outdoors right? Carrying things out to patios and decks. So this tray  makeover from Altered Artworks is perfect. I know some of you will recognize the before of these trays and might even raid your parents basements to see if they have any! 

These DIY Citronella candles would go perfectly with the trays wouldn't they?  From One Little Proejct


Speaking of candles and Summer, love the bold graphics of this one from Crafty Lumberjacks. Make a set to give as gifts using all four seasons! 


This bold ampersand project goes well with the candle doesn't it? See Lynda Creates for the details. She used a Sizzix die but if you have a Cameo or Cricut I bet those would work too. 


I could see this Carousel Jewelry organizer hanging next to the project above! Love the vintagey goodness of a transformed cabinet door used as the base. Visit The Navage Patch for the how-to. 


With Fourth of July approaching, check out this awesome flag project that Artsy Va Va did with a broken Adirondack chair. Nothing goes to waste in this woman's hands. 


Finally, with all the Summer entertaining, decorating, re-purposing etc. you're going to need a super Summer dessert. Look no further than this Oreo cheesecake from Lou Lou Girls. YUM!

OK on to this week's party !

   
   


Thursday, May 19, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope the week has been kind to you. Really looking forward to a three day weekend next weekend! 

Let's see some ideas from last week's party:


Doreen from Altered Artworks finds the best flea market finds and then transforms them into even more fabulous pieces. This vintage sewing box is no exception.  "Sew"  pretty!  I heard you groan. 


Speaking of vintage, all those vinyl albums I once owned are now considered vintage. No I don't feel old at all! Love what Lynda from Lynda Creates did with these to make a very cool display stand. 


In keeping with my coincidental theme of found and altered project features, take a look at this piano stool makeover from Artsy VaVa  that started with a piece of fabric she found at an antique mall. 


I dare you to resist these Reeses Brownies. I know I couldn't. I will never get tired of any peanut butter and chocolate combo! Thanks LouLou Girls

Now on to this week's party! 

   
   

Thursday, April 21, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. It's been "Sprummer" here in the PNW...when it's Spring but feels like Summer. 90+ in APRIL! Fortunately things have cooled down and hopefully we don't see those temps again until Summer. 

Here are some ideas from last week's party that caught my eye. 


Ever since childhood, I've been fascinated with weaving but have never pursued it. Jelica, from A Pretty Fix  has a great tutorial for a mini framed weaving with a lap loom.  I love the colors and the texture and everything about how this turned out. 


Here's another fun piece of DIY art from Artsy Va Va. I love the combination of the yardstick background and the Scrabble tiles. 



I love word games like Scrabble and I also love Crossword puzzles. How cute is this Birthday card from Lynda Creates for a word nerd in your life?  

This week's chocolate feature is almost (ALMOST) too cute to eat. From Sugar Spice and Family Life: 



Now on to this week's party! 

   
   


Thursday, March 24, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party Happy Spring!




The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve and Easter Weekend for everyone celebrating. Is it Spring where you are now that the calendar says it's official? Signs of it here between the raindrops.  Here are some fun Springtime ideas from last week's party. 


If you're dyeing eggs this weekend Practical Mom has a great tutorial on these gorgeous marbled eggs. 


I'm seeing lots of metallics in home decor and Lynda Creates shared this fun geometric metallic pillow along with the how to. 


Nothing says Spring like flowers and Twenty Something in the 2010s share a lovely way to dress up mason jars to hold your Spring blooms. 


If you're looking for another kind of egg this weekend, how about these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough eggs from Sugar Spice and Family Life? 

OK now on to this week's party! 



   
   

Thursday, March 10, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. Another week and time for another party! Some great ideas from last week's party and with St. Patrick's Day just a week away, I thought I'd share some fun ways to celebrate. 


Let's start with these fun medallions from Lynda Creates. You'll never guess what she used for the base of these. I bet you won't! 



Lynda's idea would be great interspersed with these Captured Clovers from the guys at Crafty Lumberjacks. How did I miss these jars at Michaels?!  The gold beads are the perfect touch. 


If like me, you're not exactly a corned beef and cabbage lover but you still like to make a festive St. Patrick's Day dinner, you could add these bacon wrapped asparagus bundles shared by Margaret's Morsels. These are perfect for Easter too. Let me say again...bacon wrapped. Bacon. 


Of course you need a fabulous dessert to finish off your St. Patrick's day meal so how about this Deluxe Chocolate Cheesecake ( maybe with some Bailey's?) which you could finish off with an Irish coffee!  From Kimberly at Lou Lou Girls

On to this week's party! 

   
   

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

It's party time again! Hope everyone's had a great week and looking forward to seeing  what everyone's been up to, but let's start with some features from last week's party. 



This  re-purposed box with paper roses from Lynda Creates is just stunning! What a great keepsake this would make. 


I love this Valentine's snow globe idea from Crafty Lumberjacks (which also now has Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" stuck in my head) . Lots of possibilities. 


What's Valentine's Day without some delicious goodies? I am drooling over this peanut butter fudge from Fluster Bluster

OK now on to this week's party! 

   
   


Thursday, December 10, 2015

BFF Open House Link Party #235


Happy Friday Eve all. I guarantee no one is more excited than I am because I get my best Christmas present tomorrow when Grad School Boy comes home!!!  Mr. Chocolate and I are so excited. 

The days are ticking away and here are some features from last week's party: 


Brenda from Much More Creative shared her gorgeous Christmas chalkboard. Beautiful! 


Brenda's chalkboard would go well with this re-purposed sheet music wreath from Lynda Creates


Artsy Va Va is back with a wonderful vintage ornament. These would make special gifts. 


This week's chocolate feature is a Red Velvet White Chocolate Trifle from Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine. Isn't this festive and perfect for Christmas?