Sunday, May 20, 2012


Here is a great new way to follow my blog and get updates on new posts. Just click on the link above and it will take you straight to Bloglovin where you can sign up to follow The Creative Chickadee.

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway.  It goes until May 24.

Have a great Sunday!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

A sneakpeeq Giveaway and a Sneak Peak of My Desk Repurpose

I thought I would kick the weekend 
off with a sneakpeeq giveaway and a
 "sneak peak" at my latest project.  
This isn't like any other giveaway I have had in the past, but it is one I think you all will like.

Have you heard of sneakpeeq?

 It is the largest and fastest growing social shopping company on Facebook. Their tagline says it all…..”All the things you love, but haven’t discovered”.  Doesn’t that make you want to check it out?!  I have great news too.  The Creative Chickadee & and sneakpeeq have teamed up to offer you an awesome giveaway!

 sneakpeeq is giving away $10 off your next purchase just for entering, plus a chance at the Grand Prize:  one winner will receive an additional $10 gift card to use on your favorite food, style and home products—that goes a long way in sneakpeeq’s amazingly low-priced boutiques!  I have been really impressed with their prices.

Come see "all the things you love but haven’t discovered".  sneakpeeq only has New Products that you have never seen before!

Now for some rules.  Don't worry, there aren't many. 


1.This Giveaway is only open for NEW

  sneakpeeq users.  Sorry,for all you 

2.This giveaway is only open to US Residents.

3.You must follow The Creative Chickadee 

  blog. Leave a comment saying you have.  

  You can follow the blog through
  Linky Followers or Google Friends Connect. 

  Both options are in the right column.

4.You must follow The Creative Chickadee on 

  one of my other social networks.  Leave 
  me a comment saying which one.

  All of my social network buttons are on the

  top right of my page.

There ya have it.  Pretty easy.  
Enter the giveaway by clicking HERE and joining sneakpeeq!  This is a special link just for this giveaway.  This giveaway will end at midnight on 05/24/12.  All winners will be announced on my blog on 05/27/12! 

Good luck everyone!  Now for my
"sneak peak".  I am so excited about my latest project.  Fingers crossed that it turns out like it is supposed to. 

 A little teaser on what the desk looks like in original condition.  Full post and before and afters next week.  
Have a great weekend everyone!!


Thursday, May 3, 2012


If you are new to my blog I have 2 sisters getting married this year. If you have been following me for awhile then you know I have been busy helping them out in any way possible.  I will share with you a picture from Colette's wedding at the end of this post.  Cherie's is in July and this weekend she is getting together with some girlfriends to work on projects for her wedding.  She called to see if I could email directions for pinwheels that we had researched awhile back.  
 Might as well make a post about it.


Hopefully these photos and directions are not confusing for you.  Some of the directions I found when first researching these were a bit confusing.  This is how I figured it out through trial and error.  

I used 12x12 paper

Step 1

Step 2

(Still have on wedding nails.  
They must come off, I can't craft with them. haha)

Your strips should look like this.

Step 4
(I used tape for time sake, but glue stick will work fine)

Step 5

There ya go.  I put hot glue in the middle to help keep it flat and together.  With 3" strips your pinwheel will be about 6" in diameter.  If you need larger ones, I would suggest gluing more than 2 together or using bigger paper so your strips are longer.  

Here are some options from this pinwheel.

I made a second smaller pinwheel.  This is 1" strips.

You can add letters on top of the white circle if you choose.

You can layer these cuties any way you want.  The sky is the limit.  That is the one thing I love most about them.  
The possibilities are limitless. 

Here are some my SNL and I did for my nieces' 5th birthday party.
I fell in love with these over at
They have coffee filters behind them for an extra layer.

More pinwheel ideas

Oh and the wedding picture I promised.  Almost forgot.
 One wedding down and one to go.

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