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October 2010


{Feature Friday} #8

Thanks to everyone that has linked up so far to my party.
I love looking at all your items.

Here are a few that I wanted to share with you all.

Can you believe this adorable purse is made out of an old pair of pants?! I can’t either!
Check it out at Not Just Decorating.

This is a fabulous table redo. Discover how Christina did it at Christina’s Adventures.

Do you have a favorite sweater but it is a little too big? Make it into a sweater dress!
That’s what Sarah did. Check it out at Simply Step Back.

And lastly, check out this fabulous piece of art that only cost $2!
LOVE! See how it is made at cleverly inspired.

Grab a button if you like ladies!

And there is still time to link up to the party! Click here to join the fun!
I will be posting another Feature post on Monday. So link up and yours could get featured!

I am going out of town for a few days. I’m headed out to VA to see Travis while he is there for work and to spend some time with our good friends. I will be back Tuesday evening.

Have a good weekend everyone!!


Catch a Glimpse Linky Party #1 and Tutorial

Welcome to the first
Catch a Glimpse Linky Party!

I am so excited to see what you all have to share! 🙂

Today, I have a quick little project using toilet paper rolls again.

I am onto Thanksgiving already so I decided how cute would a turkey be and I got to work.

Cardboard Tube Turkey

– Empty Toilet paper or paper towel tubes
– Acrylic paint
– Card stock
– Glue gun

To begin, I marked the edges every half inch just like i did making the pumpkins for the garland.

Cut apart.

I then lined everything up before I painted and glued to figure out how I wanted my turkey to look.

-I took 2 pieces and cut them along ONE of the creases to form one long strip. These will be used to make the larger circle for the body.
-Then take 3 more pieces and cut them directly in half for the smaller feathers.

Next I painted some orange, yellow, and red. I painted the long strips dark brown and then left some plain for a lighter brown tone.

For the body- glue the two long strips together to form a large circle.
Then glue one piece in the bottom center for the belly accent.

Glue your feathers on next. I began with the feather in the top center (yellow) and worked my way out in both directions.

I alternated colors as I glued.

Next, glue the half pieces in between all the whole feather for more detail and to make his tail larger.

I then took brown card stock and drew out a head and neck. Cut it out and added eyes with a black marker and a white gel pen. I then took orange paper for his beak and red for his gobble. Cut and glue onto head.
I then just glued the neck onto the inner circle of the body.

I cut apart some of the strips to make the legs and feet and just glued them onto the body.

I mounted him onto some silver card stock when finished. I am not sure what I will do with him but he will make an appearance somewhere closer to Thanksgiving.

Isn’t he cute?! I love how he turned out and it was so fast and easy.

Now I want to see what you’ve been working on!!!
Link up your projects below.
I will get my features for my Feature Friday post from some of the items linked.


Creative Estates

Have you heard about the Creative Estates Conference?

Are any of you going?
I am still debating if I am.
I want to, VERY badly, but I just don’t know.

Being a military spouse, I have no idea where I will even be in April. We SHOULD still be in KY for another month or so, so I think I can swing it but I just really need to make up my mind.

Travis told me to go, probably because he knows how far out of my comfort zone this is. I am nervous since I am so shy around people I don’t know. But I should just put on my big girl pants and go somewhere alone. I mean, I do kinda “know” a lot of people already from following their blogs. Right?! So it shouldn’t be too bad.

I already know that Gina from hiya luv will be there so it would be fabulous to meet her. And I also know that Jen from Tatertots and Jello will be there and I believe she is speaking and it would be so cool to meet her since I just LOVE her blog.

So what do I do?!
Let me know if you are going!

PS- Don’t forget my Catch a Glimpse party starts @ midnight!! 🙂
Hope to see you there!


The BIG 3!

Last weekend we headed to Knoxville to do some birthday celebrating for our nephew Cooper and my dad.

Saturday was Cooper’s Thomas the Train Birthday party.
He turned 3 on the 13th and was ready to celebrate.

Birthday boy all ready to party!

We decorated all afternoon and made the house covered in Thomas the Train.
There was a giant Tiger bounce house that ALL enjoyed.
An adorable Thomas cake.
And of course Thomas balloons and other decorations.

I was definitely one of them that enjoyed the bounce house.
Had to test it out to make sure it would hold a lot of kids, right?! lol

Sidewalk chalk greeting for all the guests.

Cooper enjoying the bounce house.

Cooper was like Speedy Gonzales opening his gifts. He didn’t care what he opened, he just wanted to move on to the next one!

Cake time! Not sure why he doesn’t looked excited though.

And who knew that the sandbox would be just as popular, if not more popular, as the bounce house.

It was a great party and we were all tired at the end.

My dad’s birthday was the 18th so it was time to celebrate his birthday on Sunday.
Cooper got to help his Gramps open his gifts.

Cooper singing to Gramps.
I love this picture! So cute!!

There were LOTS of candles on that cake so Cooper got to help Gramps blow them all out.

I hope that you all had a very nice weekend.
Travis is gone and I was bored, bored, bored but I did get a lot done around the house on Saturday.

Happy Monday!

PS- Don’t forget about my first linky party starting Thursday!!
Read more about it here.


Are you ready to PARTY?!

Hi everyone!

I am VERY excited to announce the final details for my linky party.

It’s going to be called “Catch a Glimpse” and will happen on Thursdays.

A Glimpse Inside featured button

A Glimpse Inside featured button

I’m so excited!!! 🙂

It will start this Thursday so I wanted to give you all a head’s up. I hope that you link up!

I thought Thursday would be a good day since this is normally the day I share a new craft and I can show it off at the party.

AND… I will get my features for Feature Friday from the items linked up.

The party link will go up at midnight Thursday eastern standard time.
You can link up anything crafty, home decor, recipes, tips, etc.

YEAH! I can’t wait!!

I SO HOPE to see you Thursday!


Breast Cancer Treasury and Etsy Items

I decided to make a treasury on Etsy today for Breast Cancer Awareness month and I wanted to share it with all of you as well.

Check out some of the awesome items out there and buy one or two for a gift to a friend struggling right now, a survivor, or buy it for yourself if you are a survivor.

Save the Ta-Tas Treasury

Also, I wanted to share some of the items that I currently have listed in my etsy shop, Creative Details. Some are new, some are a little old. I don’t talk about my shop much but I am trying my darndest to get back into it so I just wanted to share.

Happy Friday everyone!


{Feature Friday} #7

Check out some of the lovely items that I found this week.

I found some more fabulous Halloween items this week and also some fantastic non-Halloween related decorations to share with all of you.

I love these shelves. I would love to do this in my dining room if I had the space for it.
Check them out at Cleverly Inspired.

GORGEOUS!! I love this mirror! And It was just done with a stencil and paint!
Discover the how-to at Lemon Tree Creations.

This is such a cute bench makeover.
See how it was done at Etcetorize.

This cupcake stand is just too cute!
Learn how to make your own at Following Phubie.

This fall wreath is the perfect little accent.
Discover it at Ramblings from the Sunshine State.

You can never have too many pumpkins in the fall.
Learn how to make some wooden pumpkins at Crafty Cierra.

I LOVE these pillows! And they are done with spray paint.
Learn how they are made at You Craft Me Up.

Feel free to grab a “Featured” button from my sidebar if you like.

Stop by some of these lovely blogs and give them some love!!


Pumpkin Yarn Art Tutorial

I shared this tutorial today over at Holy Craft but I want to share it with all of you as well.
How to create pumpkin yarn art.
This is an easy project.

– Pumpkin Image
– Orange and brown yarn
– Glue
– Colored Cardstock
– Markers
– Picture Frame

To start, I searched for an image of a pumpkin on Google. Once I found one that I liked I printed it out on a white piece of cardstock.

Trim the picture down. I just wanted a small white border around the pumpkin once done.

All trimmed.

I glued it onto a green piece of cardstock for another layer.

I then colored in the pumpkin so you wouldn’t see white through the yarn. You could always just print the pumpkin orange but I didn’t want to do that.

Then outline the stem with the glue. Place down the yarn.
Fill in the stem with more glue and yarn.
(I found it best to place down the yarn, then cutting it while in place. Place strips of yarn because when you try to keep one continuous piece it doesn’t fill in completely.)

Place glue on accent lines.

I used brown yarn for the accents but you can also use a different shade of orange.

Cover all accent lines.

Then outline the whole pumpkin with the orange yarn.

Begin filling in the pumpkin. Again, place down the yarn a row and a time and cut in place.

Start on the outside and work your way across.

All done!

Let dry.

I then placed it in a 6×8 picture frame. I also added another layer of brown cardstock.

Perfect little fall accent!

I’ll be linking up to some of these parties.


Blog Swap and Tutorial with Holy Craft

Hi all! I’d like to introduce you to Rachel from Holy Craft. Rachel is super sweet and super talented. She has an awesome tutorial for you all today. Once you are done here, check out what I am sharing over at Holy Craft.

Hello! I’m Rachel! You can normally find me at my blog Holy Craft.

I’m a stay at home mom to three beautiful kiddos and I’m finding that as they get older, I’m getting more time to be crafty. I’ve been crafting, sewing and cooking for as long as I can remember and love the creative outlet that it gives me. I’m also super cheap so I like to find most of my supplies at garage sales.

One of my favorite techniques has been freezer paper stenciling on t-shirts as seen here,
and here .

Today I thought I would show you how I brought this technique to decorating.

Aren’t these mini decorative pillows cute? I’m excited to show you how to make them.

I found these vintage looking money bags at a garage sale for $1. I knew I could do something cool with them.

I started by pairing the bags with some corduroy that I had in my stash.

I cut them down to 7 inches tall, 6 inches wide. I’m pretty sure most of you know how to make a pillow, so I won’t bore you with that information. Make sure you leave a large enough hole to turn the fabric since it is quite thick. I like to use as much fabric as I can and not waste anything, so I used even the back of the money bags even though it didn’t have any of the cool printing on it.
They needed something so I printed up some numbers in Word and then traced them onto freezer paper. Cut the number out and iron them on to the fabric you are using. I used black paint and a sponge brush to fill the stencil in and let it dry. Once it’s dry you can peel off the freezer paper.

Then you stuff the pillow and finish sewing the seam.
Aren’t they cute stuffed in this vintage wire basket?

Or you can use them as a door stop or to stuff a decorative basket. What would you do with them?

Thanks for having me today Allison! Come visit me sometime over at my blog Holy Craft!

I love those pillows, Rachel! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Everyone go give Rachel some love at her blog, Holy Craft.



Yep, It’s true!

I took command of my space and won a contest on Facebook from the 3M Command Brand company a couple weeks ago.

You know all those command strips and hooks you can use on your walls or other places without doing damage to the wall.

All I did was submit a couple pictures into their contest on Facebook and I was picked as the week 2 winner.

You can totally be a winner too!!

All you have to do is use some of the Command products and enter a picture into the contest on Facebook. Easy as that! They are picking a new every week through December 25th so there is plenty of time to still win!

You want to see what I won?! Oh, you know you do!! 🙂

First, I guess I should tell you what I submitted.

I submitted my shutter project since I hung everything on my shutters with small command hooks.

I was notified that I won and there was a couple steps all in all to get my winnings.
I first had to get some papers notarized and mailed back to New York within a few days.

Once they received the paper work, I got the first part of my prize.
A fabulous box full of goodies!

I received my box within a few days.

I opened the main box and saw this tote. I think I was just as excited for this fabulous tote along with everything in it. Isn’t it fabulous?!

I opened it up and it was all packaged nicely inside.

So I moved the tissue paper and saw this. Look at all that loot! WOOO!!

I won a Flip video camera. I was so pumped about this because we have talked about getting one for a while now. I also got the power adapter and the tripod for the camera. Awesome!

My fabulous new tiny video camera!

I also won $100 worth of Command products. Here’s what I received:

Key or jewelry organizers.

Tons of the new Command Picture Hanging Strips.

This assorted collections of hooks.

And also these different hooks. The first is for hanging strings of lights, the middle is for tidying up messy electronic cords, and the last it to hang pictures that have hanging wires on the back.

How fabulous is all that?!

But wait… There’s more!!

I ALSO won $500!!!!

But in order to receive my $500, I had to use my new Flip Video Camera and make a video of how I used Command products and submit it to them within 7 days of receiving the camera.

Below is my video.
(Hopefully it works! It’s my first time adding video into my posts.)
PLEASE be nice and don’t make fun! I know it isn’t great.
I am SO not one to talk in front of a camera. Travis recorded me and I think I created about 10 videos of outtakes before we finally got the final result. I hate it but it was fun all at the same time.

I just received my $500 in the mail so I thought it was about time to finally post about my win.


P.S I didn’t have to post about this contest. I just wanted to share with all of you.