Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Giveaway with Fireflies and Jellybeans!

I can't tell you how excited I am to have Fawnda here today! Fireflies and Jellybeans was one of the very first blogs I started following and was thrilled (like winning the Oscar happy) when I got to be a tester for her new pattern! Anyway, take it away, Fawnda...

Hello, Fawnda here (from Fireflies and Jellybeans), I am so excited to introduce my newest pattern:

It is a Double Wine Tote!

The double wine tote is the perfect way to carry your wine safely anywhere you want to go. Whether you are going to a party or an evening with close friends and family, you are sure to look stylish with this chic wine tote!

**The Pattern comes with a license to sell what you make!**

Terri was gracious enough to be one of my pattern testers!  Her tote turned out FANTASTIC!

To introduce my pattern I am giving away 1 free to A Creative Princess reader!  

Also A Creative Princess readers get 20% off at my shop: Funky Joy.  

Just use the code: PRINCESS

Wow! Thank you, Fawnda! I've got to tell you, her pattern was so easy to follow and I loved making it and have already started on a few more!

Here's how you can win one of these awesome patterns:

First, this giveaway is for A Creative Princess readers.
Leave a comment letting me know you're a follower.

These are all for added entries, be sure to leave a comment for each one.
2. Like Fireflies and Jellybeans on Facebook.
3. What kind of wine are you going to put in your tote?
(We're not wine drinkers, but everyone I know is, so I'm just curious.)
4. Like A Creative Princess on Facebook.

That's it, 5 chances to win! Please be sure and leave a separate comment for each entry!
Giveaway ends next Tues (2/7) and winner will be announced on Wed (2/8).

Good luck and thank you, again, Fawnda!

Monday, January 30, 2012


It's Monday, let's all have a little fun!

Marni from Sassy Sites found this and when I read her post, I couldn't stop laughing! I thought I better do something with it because I must not have anything better to do.

I used another one of those $1.00 wooden frames from Michael's and found the paper at Hobby Lobby to mod-podge on. I thought Greg might like a little reminder each day!

Have a great Monday!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Jordyn, this one's for you! Love you!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Super Saturday!

Happy Weekend! I'm sure it will be happy for all of you, but Greg is working all weekend and I'm home alone being bored! Yeah, I know, I'm just having my own little pity party around here today. I'll show him, I think I'll go shopping! But first, let's see our Top 5 most viewed links from It's a Party. That'll cheer me up!

Pouches & Purses

Don't those colors and polka dots just make you smile?!

Handcrafted Pendants

I can't believe that's salt dough! Awesome!

Valentine Barrettes and Pins

So cute! I'm taking a crochet class starting next Friday for 3 weeks. I'm so excited that if I actually learn something, I'll be able to do things like that!

10 Reasons Why You Need to be on Pinterest

Seriously, those first 9 reasons were the best reasons I've seen in a long time!! (wink)

Dominoe Watch

Love this! I said last December when I did that craft show that looking around at all the other booths that I thought Dominoe's were becoming the new Scrabble Tiles. We've got dominoe's stashed away somewhere, I'm going to have to jump on this bandwagon!

Thank you to everyone who linked up! You're all fabulous!
Be sure to grab a button on the sidebar if you were featured.

Kohls coupons - check. Credit Card - check. Off to shop!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Kisses

This started out to be a wreath to hang, but is going to be used for something entirely different. I'll tell you what at the end of this post. How was that for a shameless way to get you to stick around?!

It was so simple, I just took a heavy piece of cardboard cut into a heart and painted it red.

Then just start gluing Kisses on one by one. Not that you would know any dummy that would actually try to use a hot glue gun to glue them on, but if you did, that said dummy would have to start all over because the hot glue melts the chocolate into a big fat mess! She should have used Tacky Glue the first time and then she wouldn't have had to do everything twice!

Because I was going to hang it on the refrigerator, I put magnet strips on the back.

It looked so cute on the fridge, the colors just popped!

Here's why it's not still hanging there. Triniti (she's 6) saw it and said, "Grandma, you should wrap it in red paper and put it in a pizza box and I can give it to my teacher.". Done! That's where it's going! I'm just so stinkin' proud of that little creative angel! (Why didn't I think of that?!)

I'm off to Pizza Hut to see if they'll give me a small pizza box.

I'm linking up to These fabulous parties this week.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's a Party! #38

I'm so darn frustrated, I'm ready to party! The gadget I found and installed to number comments was working perfectly. Now it's not! How does this happen? Is anyone else having this problem and does anybody know how to number comments without messing with the whole template?

I should just quit worrying about it but things like this drive me crazy!!

So let's get my mind off the stupid stuff and 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 on Saturday.

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!

Let's get this party started!

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the necklace from TLC Creations is

#29 Szappanbubi
Congratulations! Please e-mail me at tcwrenz@yahoo.com.

If you didn't win, you can still order 3 items and receive one free at TLC Creations!

Now I've got to go figure out where the numbers on my comments went! I just love when things are working and then suddenly gone! It's going to be one of those days.

See you tonight for It's a Party!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This ain't gonna be pretty!

Okay, so here it is, the post showing you the pictures of my old craft room and the future new craft room. These are all before pictures and I'll only show them if you promise me 2 things. First, don't hate me when you see the messes! Second, you have to promise to NEVER call the producers of Hoarders on me!

This is what my craft room looked like before Christmas when I was frantically trying to get everything I was making finished up.

I warned you! The funny thing is, I knew exactly where everything was that I needed. I knew it was bad when I mentioned to Greg that I wanted to move my craft room to the dormer and he jumped on the idea!

Here's the problem, the dormer became a dumping ground before Christmas, too!

This dormer was originally Josh's room and when he got married, we put in a pool table. Now that Brandon is gone, it's become a catch all for everything! To make matters worse, I hid all the Christmas presents and wrapped up there.

Greg was so excited to get me and my messes moved upstairs, he went to Home Depot and bought shelves for the closet and started putting them in (while I was cleaning out the room).

After many hours of cleaning, sorting, and trips to drop boxes off at Goodwill, it's finally a clean slate for me to work with.

There is still so much to do, but at least now I have something to work with. Greg told me he would get the pool table out of there, but actually, I want it to stay. I'm going to cover it with my cutting mats and think it will be such a great surface to work on.

All the Miller Lite decor will be replaced with sunflowers. And yes, Roy Williams and Chad Johnson are coming off the walls, although my kids told me to leave them so I would have someone to talk to when I'm up there!

I've started moving things up, but it's taking such a long time because I'm sorting and organizing everything. This is so much work (more than I imagined), but what a reward when it's finished!

I'll keep you updated.

Please tell me you still like me.

Today is the last day to enter the Giveaway.
The lucky winner will be announced tomorrow.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fleece Blanket

I know we've all made the tied ends fleece blankets in probably every color and print you can imagine. They're so fun and so easy and so comfy, you just can't not make another one.

This is one I made for Jace, but look at the edges! I found the greatest tutorial at Helping Little Hands and just love it!

You braid the ends instead of tying them. When you click on her link, it takes you to doing a braided blanket with 2 pieces of fleece (which I want to try next), but there's also a link in that post to using one piece.

I really think it makes a much cleaner edge and a lot easier on the fingers than tying.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Giveaway, Be sure to enter if you haven't already!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Who wants to go to the beach with me?

Just trying to think warm thoughts in this freezing weather!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Super Saturday!

Wow! What awesome links we had this week! I'm so glad you pick your Top 5 most viewed, because I could never choose just 5 to feature. You all are so creative and I would love to feature all of you! Let's get to it, shall we? Here you go, in no particular order.

Winter White Vignette

I love the white! and the empty frame on the wall and the branches and the vases.
Okay, I love it all!

A New Betty

Betty is absolutely beautiful! I think she wants to come live with me!

Prayer Journal

This is such a beautiful idea! Besides making one for me, I would love to give each of the kids one.

Rag Quilt

You all know what I think about rag quilts and I love the colors she chose! This just might be the inspiration I need to get to work on mine that I want to put on our bed.

$86.66 Dining Room

$86.66!! Are you kidding me? Awesome!

Thank you to everyone who linked up and if you were featured be sure to grab a button!

If you haven't done so, don't forget to enter the Giveaway still going on.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

No More Ugly Lamp!

That's right, the ugly lamp is finally gone!

No, not that one.

That one! You know the one, you need a lamp in a small space on a small table and you grab the first thing you can find in the basement because you saved it to do something with it one day and you set it there and never got around to changing it...

until you finally get sick of seeing it show up in all the photos! That one!

I actually got sick of looking at it one day and grabbed that can of paint.

It was warm here last week so I ran outside and painted. I couldn't believe how well it covered the metal!

I was going to put fabric over the shade, but I really did like the texture and the flowers that were on it. The flowers and leaves were just too light so I thought maybe the paint would work on the shade, too. Guess what, it did!

Okay, that's better, but a little blah.

I added some jute to the shade and

also to the base.

Much better!

When it's lit at night, the flowers and leaves still show through, but darker. They look kind of light there in the picture, but really they're not.

Yep, the ugly lamp is gone and I'm one happy girl!

I'm linking Here this week.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's a Party! #37

Who's ready to party! I hope you're having a great week! I don't know what kind of weather you all are having, but we've gone from almost 70 degrees to 20 this week. Gotta love Missouri weather! Where else in the world can you wear shorts and go to the park one day and the next day a parka and tucked inside?! I'm thinking there's only one thing to do about it...

let's 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 on Saturday.

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!

Let's get this party started!