Monday, August 6, 2012

BFF Open House Link Party #64 Wrap Up and Features

I still can’t believe it’s August. July was definitely a blur. It was great seeing what everyone’s been up to so here are a few features from last week’s party. Thanks to everyone who linked up!

If you’re looking for a cool, stylish look for these hot Summer days, visit Bev at Flamingo Toes for the how-to on this sandal re-fashion!

I need to eat more cheese. What does that have to do with this ab fab birthday banner in a box? You’ll have to pop over to visit Keri at Shaken Together to find out!

Were you as excited by the first week of the Olympics as we were? I love watching the athletes realize their dreams. Celebrate week two and the closing ceremonies with these gold medal worthy cake pops from Karyn at Pint Sized Baker:

Finally, do you have any of those battery operated candles and do you want to transform them?
Mary over at Sweetwater Style has a great tutorial showing how she upscaled these.

Hope you’ll go and visit these ladies as well as the other wonderful links. Make it a creative week!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

BFF Open House Link Party #64...The Let's Get Back to Partying Edition

Hope you didn’t forget that I have a party! Wouldn’t blame you since I bailed abruptly last week. Glad to be back home. Glad the Mumster’s doing well. Trying to get caught up on my day job and back to some crafty time. So since I’ve made almost nothing in the last three weeks, let’s see what everyone’s been up to!!!

link party rules-001

Party on and thanks for keeping the fun going while I was away!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympics Charm Bracelet and oh I'm Baaaacccckkkkk.

Olympics Stretchy Charm Bracelet

I haven’t written a blog post in 3 weeks, so I hope I remember how! First, for those of you who’ve asked about my mom, she’s doing great and I’m now back home. I appreciate all your positive thoughts and energy!

So have you been watching the Olympics? We love to watch them and even when text alerts spoil the events we’ve yet to watch, it’s still as thrilling when we see the actual event.

While I was in AZ with the Mumster, I did have a chance to pop into Hobby Lobby as well as one of my fave places in Tempe, Beads Galore. I picked up the British flag charm at HL and the crown charm at BG. The red white and blue crystal beads I had back home in my stash.

For whatever reason, I had this notion that “stretchy cord” was more for kids projects. Then I was on the Nordstrom website and saw these:

Debbie Merle Agate Stretch Bracelet (Nordstrom Exclusive)
which are, you guessed it, stretchy cord bracelets with nice beads and charms but they’re $58 each. Um no thank you. I actually whipped up a couple using some stone beads before I was gone but used the same idea for my Olympics bracelet.

Olympics Charm Bracelet 2

Measure your stretchy cord longer than the size of your bracelet. I cut about 12 inches for a 7-8 inch bracelet. Sting your beads, charms etc.

Olympics Bracelet

When you are happy with the size, knot your cord. I knot, double knot add a dab of jewelry glue and then knot again. Trim close to the ends of the knot and then off you go to have a spot of tea.

With the British and American flag colors the same, this was perfect since I could honor both countries in one project!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Workshop Wednesday: Dry Erase Christmas Countdown Printable

Welcome to the last Workshop Wednesday of July. It's been so much fun sharing ideas to get ready for the holidays with creative geniuses Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, Bev from Flamingo Toes, Kara from Mine for the Making, and Tracey from My CreativiT. We hope you've gotten some ideas an inspiration to get a head start on the holidays.

I'd planned an easy gift idea to share with you this week but life is what happens when you're busy making other plans and I've extended my time away from my little Santa's Workshop to be w/ my mom another week.

But I do have a fun ( I think) and easy thing to share today that's fitting since ahem, Christmas is exactly 5 MONTHS, 22 Weeks, and 153 Days from the date of this post people! I am one of those annoying people who will announce on the 25th of every month exactly how many months are left. (Although I will probably not start the week / day thing until a lot later)  I know I'm not the only one. Right??? For other compulsive counter-downers, you can print this puppy, slap it in a frame and then change the numbers accordingly as we count down.

I made this using PicMonkey which will definitely be a key part of my holiday planning because it's so easy and they keep adding functionality! 

Now, off to The Scrap Shoppe to see what Michele's cooked up this week!

Click on to bring to full resolution, then Right Click to Save As. Size to your frame of choice, print, frame, and done! Happy countdown! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pick Your Plum Giveaway Winner!

Hi all,
Thanks to everyone who entered my recent giveaway from Pick Your Plum. The lucky winner is: Shannon, entry #164 and Shannon has been notified!

Hope you all signed up for notifications from PYP so you don't miss out on their ongoing goodies! Thanks again!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

BFF Open House Link Party #63

Hi all, another straight and to the point party this week. Still with the Mumster while she recovers from part two of her no go horrible surgical adventure that could have been so much worse. Have fun and visit each other!