Saturday, April 30, 2011

Free Cricut Expressions2 Give away

Enter HERE to win a FREE Cricut Expressions 2 Anniversary Edition.  Good luck to you all, but I truly hope I win!!!!!!!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lady Bugs!!!

Do you remember the Birdie Love post I added a few weeks back?  Well my sweet friend D.d. found me at church and said she wanted to make something like my birds but with lady bugs instead.  LOVE IT!!  Don't be afraid to alter and think outside of the box.  She loved the birds but her niece's room has a lady bug theme.  She came over one day and we went to work.  The lady bugs are brown with pink accents(colors in her niece's room).  We accented with the other colors to add more pop to it since we left the canvas white. Buy pattern paper when it is on sale.  You never know what you will be able to use it for.   I am so in love with this!!  

She also brought over a picture box that we personalized so mommy can put keep sakes in it.  The name is done in vinyl.  All of the flowers and lady bugs are put on with Mod Podge(what else would I use? hehe) and then it was all sealed with Mod Podge once it dried.  Again, so love it.  Since I have only males in my house it's nice to decorate for little girls.  If you see a project you like don't be afraid to make it your own by changing a few things. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

And The Winner of the Birthday Give Away is...

Wow, you guys are AWESOME.  I look forward to getting to know all of my new followers too!  Thank you so much to all who have been with me since the beginning of this little blog and all of you who are new to me as well.  I plan on having a Mother's Day give away so be on the look out for that.  Well, onto the winner...

Sorry I messed up the generater.  I did it before I placed it on my blog, but Jerri's number came up.  
You can truly tell this is my first give away.  :D
Jerri from Simply Sweet Home!!!
Congrats Jerri and I will be emailing you today to get your shipping info.  Jerri is one of my newest followers.  Can't wait to check out her blog more too! You will have to take a picture of where you put the blocks or if you are giving them away as a gift.  :D

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wreaths and I are finally friends.

Examples of wreaths the inspire me to try and make one.
I love both of these styles.  They make me smile.

How cute is this!!!!  Made out of marshmallows.  hahahaha

maybe for Christmas...
I hold a deep dark secret that frustrates me to no end.  I agonize over it.  I feel like a crafting failure because of it.  I can't make wreaths.   I throw my hands up in frustration every time I attempt to make one.  Why out of all things, is it the little round wreath that gives me such trouble?  Show me a picture of most anything else and I will pretty successfully copy it for cheaper of course. ;D  I think God forgot to give me a wreath gene.  And of course I refuse to pay for them though.  They are so stinkin pricey and even over priced at that.  So because of my handicap with the wreath I normally hang something like THIS on my door.  With so many of you making the most adorable wreaths this year I decided to give it one last go.  Here are the photos of my attempt.

Painted a styrofoam form from Hobby Lobby.  The paint is called Pistachio, but it's more lime green.

 So far so good.  

I found some cute cupcake holders at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off. 
All I did here was fold the cupcake wrappers into flower shapes and hot glued them on.  This got a little frustrating for me because my crafting OCD kicked in at this point and a few didn't look as good as I hoped.  I plugged along in hopes that the more I got on there the less the bad ones would show.  I did a small grouping on each side of the wreath.  Top, bottom, left and right then filled in the gaps.  Trying to keep it balanced.

A better view of the cupcake wrappers and how they looked glued on and bunches together. 
 I was very hopeful at this point.  
I used 150 wrappers for this project. 

I hot glued a pink ribbon down a white one I had to coordinate with the wreath's colors.

And, now I can say the wreath and I are on the road to becoming friends.  Possibly BFFs one day.  Well, lets not get carried away Kelly.  Baby steps right?  My front door finally displays a wreath for the first time.  I am quite smittin with it.  Maybe one day I will attempt something harder but for now I will sit back and enjoy the fact that I can now finally say, "Hello, my name is Kelly and I can make wreaths."  
What kind of projects do you struggle with?  Share with me so we can be joined in our struggles together.  Happy Crafting!!!!

Don't forget to enter my Birthday give away. 
It ends Friday @ midnight!!!

Meeting new friends through...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Give Away

So April kicks off my 1st year birthday for my blog.  I can't believe it!!  I was so nervous to start this adventure a year ago.  I thought...Who will read this?  Will anyone like my ideas?  What if my little blog is a horrible failure?  Oh, how Satan loves to whisper in my ear the words of doubt.  I carried on with much encouragement and here we all are.   As my thanks to all you who are following me I have decided to finally have my first give away.  Again, the words of doubt fill my head.  ;D  I would not have this blog or my FB page with out all of you.  I am giving away one of my prayer blocks.  There are few ways to enter so be sure to take advantage of it.  The winner will be drawn randomly electronically.


(leave me a separate comment on my blog for each option you do)

    1. MANDATORY:  Must be a follower of The Creative Chickadee.
    1. Follow my Facebook Page The Creative Chickadee FB. (+1)
    2. Follow me on Twitter. (+1)
    3. Blog, Tweet or FB about the give away.(+5)
    4. Refer my blog to a friend and if they start following my blog(+10).  They need to comment saying who sent them my way.
(You will have 48 hours to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you another winner will be chosen. If you would like to be notified of your win by email please leave your email address in each comment or make sure that your email is listed in your Blog Profile. Good luck!)
 This contest is open for US and Canada only please.