Monday, April 30, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week.

So for all of us crafters, here are a few last minute ideas. Any teachers who are reading this, Thank you! and this post is dedicated to you!

Tomorrow I'll show you what I made for Triniti to give her teacher.

Have an awesome week!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Super Saturday! On Sunday.

Again. I'm so sorry. I have no idea why I didn't post this yesterday, I don't even have a good excuse! Just color me slacker.

We had a great party last week, so many awesome ideas! Here are your top 5 most viewed links:

Death Star Cake

What little (or big) boy wouldn't love that cake?!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

My absolute favorite kind of fudge!

Joyful Homemaking
Organizing with Shoe Bags

Margo shares great uses for shoe bags! Note to self: pick up shoe bags while you're at Target today.

Tape Measure Bracelet

Yep, Mindie did it again! These are awesome!!


Another note to self: find the dominoes in the house. So cute!

Thank you to all who linked up and if you were featured, grab yourself a button from the sidebar.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Countdown to Disney Calendar

The other day, completely out of nowhere, Greg ask me if I had made a calendar yet for the kids to count down the days until DisneyWorld. I don't know when he became the Martha Stewart of the house... but, okay.

He didn't have to ask me twice. I know when to stop cleaning (Ha-Ha) and go craft!

I grabbed this out of my "Things I bought at a garage sale to do something with, but never have" box.

I painted it white and mod-podged it with paper.

I downloaded Waltograph font from and guess what?! I used my Silhouette to cut them out! Remember that I got it for Christmas? It's literally been sitting here on my desk next to the computer and I've been too afraid to try it. Well, I finally put on my big girl panties and used it!

The numbers are the same font and I put them on paint chips.

"Martha" can sleep easier now, the kids have a Countdown to Disney!

I'll be joining these fabulous parties this week!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's a Party! #51

In case you all are wondering and even if you're not, I'm going to tell you anyway. I'm NOT having a good day! First Blogger changed on me over the weekend and I'm just now getting used to it and then today when I went to Photobucket to edit photo's, it's completely different!! Is there a full moon? What the heck is going on? Don't these people know I don't do well with change?

The way I see it, there's only one thing to do now. Grab your drink of choice and let's party!

To see the links, click the "Read More" under my signature.
(I have no idea why it does that there!)

Giveaway Winner!

The lucky winner of the $15.00 shop credit to Loopy Loop Creations is:

#45 Alyssa

Congratulations, Alyssa! I'll send your e-mail address to Donna.

See everyone later this afternoon for It's a Party!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Easy Peasy Baseball Earrings

These were so darn simple that I thought about not even posting about them. Jace's first baseball tournament was last weekend and I needed to get us mom's and grandma's ready for the exciting season!

Let's start with earrings!

I had a package of those baseball stickers. I put mod-podge on the back (the sticky side), mainly because my earring post was smaller and I didn't want little strands of hair to get stuck on the part hanging over. This gave a nice smooth finish.

Glue the post on the back with E-6000 glue.

That's all there is to it! Simple, right?

Today is the last day to enter the Giveaway so be sure to enter if you haven't already.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

An update on my daughter and a whole lot of randomness

Be prepared, this is a long post, but if you stick with me, I'll show you the cutest picture ever at the end! Please read through everything, I want you hear this.

So many kind and caring people have ask me about how Krissi is after her wreck a couple of weeks ago. She's not good, but coping. After many specialists and tests, they discovered last week that she has a spinal cord injury. She's in such pain, can hardly walk, and has no feeling on her right side. She sees the neurologist on May 1st. That's my one complaint with doctors, they tell you that you need to go as soon as possible and then you have to wait a couple of weeks for the appointment!

During all her MRI's and Ultra Sounds she's had to have, they discovered cysts and a thick wall lining in her uterus. She had the biopsy done last Friday and we should have the results in a week. One small thing that makes me feel a little better is that the doctor on Friday told Krissi that her wall lining is 4 times larger than a "normal" abnormal thick wall lining. This leads her (the doctor) to believe that instead of cancer it could be the shock and trauma to her body that the wreck caused. She said hormones do crazy things to a body when put through this. We won't breathe easier until we get the results, but that news did help a little.

I owe all of you an apology. If I'm quiet and not answering e-mails for days, I hope you understand why. My mind is totally overwhelmed right now and as much as I want to, I just can't bring myself to sit down on this computer sometimes. I'm still crafting and posting because to be honest, that helps keep me sane at the end of the day. I craft late at night, post when I wake up in the morning and then don't look at the computer again. I do see all your wonderful comments during the day on my I-phone and love them! Usually I'm doing something and can't respond right then from my phone. I'm truly sorry!

Okay, on to other business. I never heard from the winner of the Cherry Necklace so here's our new winner:

Angel from Simply. Lovely. Things!

Angel, shoot me an e-mail with your address so you can get your cute necklace!

Here's where I'm asking begging for help! I'm looking for anyone who would like to do a guest post in May. I would love for it to be a craft, recipe, trash to treasure, ... well, you get the idea. Please e-mail me ( and let me know if you're interested. I would love to have you and could really use the help right now! Thank you!!

If you're still here, THANK YOU for sticking with me through this long winded post! Now as promised, here is the cutest picture you've ever seen!


That's Tyson (the new grandpuppy) and Bella, Brandon and Christina's puppies on the way to the dog park. Christina took the picture from the front seat through the side mirror. Look at Tyson's little (?) paws hanging out! Awww......

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Sunday!

We're back at the ballpark today watching our little Superstar, Jace!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Super Saturday!

It's officially baseball season now! Jace has his first tournament of the year today so if anyone is looking for us, we'll be at the ballpark! He's so excited!

Here are your top 5 most viewed links from It's a Party!

 Scrappy Wristlet Clutch

So cute and what a great way to use up scraps of fabric!

Quilling Woman

This is amazing!!

Upcycled Wine Bottles

I love what Poppy did with these bottles! So elegant!

Reese's PB Cup Cookies

One word: YUM!
(What a beautiful photo!)

Curtain Rings to Napkin Rings

What a clever idea! I need to dig out all those old curtain rings that are buried somewhere in the bathroom cabinet!

Thank you to everyone who linked up. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

If you were featured, be sure to grab a button from the sidebar.

Have a great weekend. We're on our way out the door to the ballpark. Play Ball!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Soccer Wall Hanging

First of all, I don't like change and as I'm writing this post, I'm totally confused with the new blogger look! Hope I can pull this off!

I made Jace a baseball wall hanging last year and promised Jordyn a soccer one.

I'm only a year late in doing so!

I found these paper plate holders at Goodwill, 4 of them for 50 cents!

I used one of them and spray painted it white.

I went to Tagxedo and found a soccer ball there and plugged in Jordyn's name. If you haven't played around over there, yet, it sure is fun! I was hoping they would have a volleyball also so I could make one for Jalynn, but soccer was all they had.

I cut and glued it to a round piece of cardboard to fit the middle of the plate.

Hot glued it in the center and added black cording to finish the inside edge. I kind of thought I was finished, but Jordyn suggested I add flowers around the edge.

Yo-yo flowers it is!

I've got to admit, she was right!

I'll be linking Here this week.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's a Party! #50

Well, would you looky there? Our little party is 50 today!
 Let's celebrate!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Giveaway: Loopy Loop Creations

This giveaway is brought to you by Donna from Loopy Loop Creations and you are going to love this!

She has so generously offered a $15.00 credit to her Etsy Shop to one lucky A Creative Princess reader! Here are just a few of the darling items you will find there:

Awesome, right?!

Her prices are amazing and you're going to have so much fun spending the $15.00!

Want to know how you can win this?


1. This giveaway is for A Creative Princess readers, so leave a comment letting me know you are. (That's your freebie.)

2. Hop over to Donna's Etsy Shop and come back and tell me what your favorite item is.

For Extra Entries:

3. Follow Donna's blog Loopy Loop Creations.

4. Like Loopy Loop Creations on Facebook.

5. Like A Creative Princess on Facebook.

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!

Giveaway ends next Tuesday (4/24) and winner will be announced on Wednesday (4/25).

Good luck!