Archive | October, 2010

9 AWESOME GIVEAWAYS

31 Oct

I am a proud member of Amy’s in the Arts.  Today begins our “The Nine Weeks of Amy Promotion”.  Each week will feature an Amy and her special giveaway.  Make sure you check out the Amy’s in the Arts blog and enter for your chance to win.  Come back every Sunday to meet the next Amy and enter her giveaway.

This week features Amyzo.

She is a decorating mommy that creates adorable address labels, digital photo cards, announcements and mommy business cards.  These are just a few of the adorable things you can find in her Etsy Shop.

So, cute right?  Amyzo is giving the lucky winner a set of any address labels of their choice.  Go check out the Amys in the Arts blog for all the details on this great promotion.

p.s. My week is Nov 14th – Nov 20th


My daughter is a Princess!!

26 Oct

Who isn’t struggling financial right now?!!  With Halloween around the corner, David and I were a little worried about what to do for our sweet little Alie.  She is ALL THINGS PRINCESS right now.  We found a few cute princess costumes for $20.  Which is still pretty steep for a poorly made costume.  Have you ever noticed how cheap the material is or how cheaply they are thrown together.  Last Halloween she was a little Halloween Ballerina.  I made her an orange and black tutu and paired it with a cute Halloween shirt and a pair of black tights.  My husband works at Grand Canyon University, so we attended the GCU Fall Festival last year.  Alie the Halloween Ballerina, was a TOTAL HIT. SO….I think, I can make her a tutu princess!  As I looked for inspiration online, the concept morphed a little into a long tutu princess dress.  I used a shirt she already had.  I made a long white and pink tulle tutu and attached it to the top.  I stitched stain ribbon on the shirt’s sleeves and collar.   I attached satin ribbon over the area, then I attached the skirt to the top.  Since I am ALL ABOUT the rosettes right now, I made a BUNCH!  I glued them onto the ribbon waist.  I also made a bouquet of different rosettes to go over  some embroidery that was on her shirt.  Then I attached some ribbons to the shirt and a large ribbon in the back as a tie.  She LOVES it.  I LOVE IT!  It was so much fun making it for her.  I feels so sweet knowing I made that for her.  OH and the total cost was $14!!  Did you know Dollar Tree sells tulle and ribbons!??  I got the pink tulle at Walmart, 65 yards for $6!

This is Alie’s Halloween Tutu I made her last year.


Alie’s Mommy made Princess Costume!












So cute right?  Now, I can’t wait to make her something next year!  My hubby knows all I want for Christmas is a sewing machine.  I can’t wait to make pretty stuff for our princess!  I would love to hear what you think?  Thanks for stopping by!

Don’t forget ALL HALLOWEEN JEWELRY IS 30% OFF in my etsy shop! 
OH!…..have you noticed how close I am to 200 followers??? I have a super special giveaway planned to celebrate!! If your a follower, THANK YOU THANK YOU, if your not I would love for you to join my crew!

Would you like a chance to win this bracelet??

 I made this exclusively for my friends at Just Sew Sassy. They are celebrating 6 months of SUPER AWESOME blogging by having a 6 fabulous prizes giveaway. Make sure to stop on over and congratulate them and enter for your chance to win!!












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Creations by Kara


I am linking up to these awesome parties!


{M} Tools Are For Women Too ~ Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Santas Gift Shoppe ~ Finding Fabulous ~Trendy Treehouse ~ Sew Can Do ~ Its So Very Cheri ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac {T} Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ The Gypsy’s Corner ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Lucky Star Land ~ Sugar Bee ~ New Nostalgia ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Shannon Makes Stuff Ladybug Blessings {W} Creations By Kara ~The Thrifty Home ~ Someday Crafts ~ Me And My Bucket ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design ~Beyond The Picket Fence ~Bargain Shopping Paradise ~It’s So Very Cheri ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~Dradonfly Designs {T} Between U & Me ~House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Sew Stinkin Cute  ~Life As Lori ~Tools Are For Women Too ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge ~Frugal & Fabulous Design ~KOJO Designs ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing ~It’s A Hodgepodge Life ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~Frou Frou Decor  ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~Crystal’s Craft Spot ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl   {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ House of Thrifty Decor
  


HALLOWEEN JEWELRY SALE!!!!

25 Oct

30% OFF ALL HALLOWEEN JEWELRY IN MY ETSY SHOP!!!
*refund given through PayPal

SO YUMMY Pumpkin Bars

21 Oct

This is going to be the EASIEST Terrifically Tasteful Thursday recipe post ever!! Which means if y’all follow this, it will be SUPER easy for y’all too! 

Next time you’re at the grocery store, if you see this
BUY IT!!!!!
The bars were DELICIOUS!!! There is a recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake on the box as well. Now, I have my very own Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe that is a FAMILY FAVORITE. BUT, I am DEFINITELY trying this one out too!

SO YUMMY! The crust is gingerbread cookies!!
I could have added some whip cream and sprinkled some nutmeg to make it pretty. I didn’t intend on this being a recipe post. BUT after the first bite I decided I HAD to share this one!! If you try it I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by today! 🙂











I am linking up to these awesome parties!


{M} Tools Are For Women Too ~ Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Santas Gift Shoppe ~ Finding Fabulous ~Trendy Treehouse ~ Sew Can Do ~ Its So Very Cheri ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac {T} Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ The Gypsy’s Corner ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Lucky Star Land ~ Sugar Bee ~ New Nostalgia ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Shannon Makes Stuff Ladybug Blessings {W} Creations By Kara ~The Thrifty Home ~ Someday Crafts ~ Me And My Bucket ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design ~Just A Girl ~Beyond The Picket Fence ~Bargain Shopping Paradise ~It’s So Very Cheri ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~Dradonfly Designs {T} Between U & Me ~House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Sew Stinkin Cute  ~Life As Lori ~Tools Are For Women Too ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge ~Frugal & Fabulous Design ~KOJO Designs ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing ~It’s A Hodgepodge Life ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~Frou Frou Decor  ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~Crystal’s Craft Spot ~My Romantic Home  {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming 
  

My Fall Wreath

20 Oct

I can not thank y’all enough for the fun little crafty things I have learned to do from all of your blogs!!  I think it’s safe to say I am officially a rosette maker!!

A little over a month ago I joined a Fall Favorites Gift Exchange Party with Amanda from Every Crafty Endeavor.  My fall partner was Jenni with Carlisle Clan Conversation. Since I am a jewelry maker.  I made her a fall bracelet and a few other pieces for her beautiful family.  I was so excited to try out my new craftiness and I made her this wreath.  It is my VERY FIRST FALL WREATH.  I really hope she likes it.

After saying out loud to no one in particular “wow, I can actually do this” I decided to get busy and make one for my family.

My hubby found this ADORABLE fall sign of Dollar Tree.  Being Texans who now reside in Arizona, it has a special sentimental-ness to it.  I glued on a couple fall leaves to spruce it up a bit.  Our front door is hidden away where no one can see it, so I hung our fall wreath in our dining room.


What do you think I did??  I can’t wait to get crafty for Christmas.  This is our first Christmas out here in Arizona in our own place.  I think my husband is a little worried our apartment is going to look like the inside of Michael’s.  BTW all my Halloween jewelry is 30% off in my etsy shop! Thanks for stopping by. 

This is Jenni’s post about our fall exchange fun! 🙂



I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Tools Are For Women Too ~ Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Santas Gift Shoppe ~ Finding Fabulous ~Trendy Treehouse ~ Sew Can Do ~ Its So Very Cheri ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac {T} Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ The Gypsy’s Corner ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Lucky Star Land ~ Sugar Bee ~ New Nostalgia ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Shannon Makes Stuff Ladybug Blessings {W} Creations By Kara ~The Thrifty Home ~ Someday Crafts ~ Me And My Bucket ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design ~Just A Girl ~Beyond The Picket Fence ~Bargain Shopping Paradise ~It’s So Very Cheri ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~Dradonfly Designs {T} Between U & Me ~House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Sew Stinkin Cute  ~Life As Lori ~Tools Are For Women Too ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge ~Frugal & Fabulous Design ~KOJO Designs ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing ~It’s A Hodgepodge Life ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~Frou Frou Decor  ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~Crystal’s Craft Spot ~My Romantic Home  {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming 
  

Halloween Pinwheel Flowers

12 Oct

The area over Alie’s closet is just so drab. 
I wanted to liven it up a bit for her.  I was singing her to sleep one night.  I looked up and saw the pinwheels I made for her hanging over her bed and I had an epiphany! 
I could make some for the area over her closet.  As I thought of the paper to use I remembered that I had purchased some Halloween scrapbook paper at Target for $1.  I could use that and create a little flower patch for her.  Then I thought I could change it with the seasons and Holidays. 

One day while looking through links I came across these adorable Baby Mobile Pinwheels by Kat at Measuring My Life in Love.  I was inspired to make some for our sweet baby girl.
These are some of the first ones I made.  These hang over her bed.
First, I moved her cross here.
 I got busy.  I made some pinwheels from the Halloween paper.  Then I took construction paper in orange and black and made the grass, stems and leaves from it. 
This is how it turned out. Alie LOVES it!
Like I mentioned above, I am going to change this with the seasons and holidays. I already have fall ready to go! What do you think?? 


















I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Tools Are For Women Too ~ Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Santas Gift Shoppe ~ Finding Fabulous ~Trendy Treehouse ~ Sew Can Do ~ Its So Very Cheri ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac {T} Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ The Gypsy’s Corner ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Lucky Star Land ~ Sugar Bee ~ New Nostalgia ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Shannon Makes Stuff {W} Creations By Kara ~The Thrifty Home ~ Someday Crafts ~ Me And My Bucket ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design ~Just A Girl ~Beyond The Picket Fence ~Bargain Shopping Paradise ~It’s So Very Cheri ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~Dradonfly Designs {T} Between U & Me ~House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Sew Stinkin Cute  ~Life As Lori ~Tools Are For Women Too ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge ~Frugal & Fabulous Design ~KOJO Designs ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing ~It’s A Hodgepodge Life ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~Frou Frou Decor  ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~Crystal’s Craft Spot ~My Romantic Home  {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming 


Halloween Wreath

11 Oct

Now that I have learned how to make crepe paper roses from the tutorial from The House of Smith’s I can’t stop making them. They are so simple and sweet. Alie loves them too. I came across this Flower Wreath  by Bugaboo Mini Mr & Me. I love her method of making the roses. She does them the fabric rosette way. Using inspiration from her adorable Farewell to Summer wreath, I made my sister this Halloween Wreath.

Sumo Sweet Stuff

I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Tools Are For Women Too ~ Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Santas Gift Shoppe ~ Finding Fabulous ~Trendy Treehouse ~ Sew Can Do ~ Its So Very Cheri ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac {T} Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ The Gypsy’s Corner ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Lucky Star Land ~ Sugar Bee ~ New Nostalgia ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Shannon Makes Stuff {W} Creations By Kara ~The Thrifty Home ~ Someday Crafts ~ Me And My Bucket ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design ~Just A Girl ~Beyond The Picket Fence ~Bargain Shopping Paradise ~It’s So Very Cheri ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~Dradonfly Designs {T} Between U & Me ~House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Sew Stinkin Cute  ~Life As Lori ~Tools Are For Women Too ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge ~Frugal & Fabulous Design ~KOJO Designs ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing ~It’s A Hodgepodge Life ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~Frou Frou Decor  ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~Crystal’s Craft Spot ~My Romantic Home  {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming