Photobucket     Photobucket        

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Share Your Creations Party # 40!

Welcome to Share Your Creations Party #40! I can't believe we are on #40...Wow! It seems like I just started this party! Time is flying by. I hope you will link up and join in the fun this week. There were alot of great links last week! I always enjoy looking through all of them. This week there were some wonderful recipes! You should check them out.

On with the features...

Wouldn't this be a great Fourth Of July Dessert? Visit Annie's Home for the recipe.

I love the color of this secretary! Visit Deep In The Heart Of Arkansas for the before pics.



What a fun idea to have a candy bar at a wedding or party. Yum! Visit Take Six for more yummy pics.

For my creation I thought I would show you my no sew table runner. It is made from a piece of material I had left over from my kitchen curtain. All I did was hem the edges with fabric glue and added the fringe on the ends. Simple! I showed you the cage with the bird and florals a while back, although it has changed a little since then.


I also added a tray with a bird. I have had the tray in my bathroom for several years but decided to bring it in the dining room for something different.

What did you create?
You can link an item you created, a room you have decorated, a piece of furniture you have painted, a vignette, a recipe and the list goes on and on...
Please add a link back to my blog so others can find the party.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Share Your Creations Party # 39


Welcome to Share Your Creations Party # 39! I hope you will link up and join in the fun!

On with the features...

I just love these flower pot cupcakes! They are so cute and I'm sure delicious. Visit Cozy Home Scenes for the tutorial and recipe.
I am longing for the beach so I just had to feature this pretty nautical tablescape by Tablescapes By Diane.
What a great idea to decorate a graduation cap! Visit An Italian Irish Blessing for the supply list. Too cute!

For my creation I thought I would show you my new framed metal flowers. I worked on this project all night...I know it looks simple doesn't it? Ha! Thank goodness I had the gold piece above it to cover up the million holes in the wall!

More pics to come...

What did you create?

 You can link any item you have made, a room you have decorated, a piece of furniture you have painted, a recipe and the list goes on and on...

Please add a link back to my blog so others can join the party.

Looking forward to your links!




Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Follow Me On Facebook

I finally started a facebook page! Yes, it's about time. I hope you will come and join me there for decorating adventures, craft projects and personal life too. You can click on the Facebook badge below or the one on my sidebar to go to my page. Hope to see you there!  
            

New Etsy Store Arrangements

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all have a wonderful day planned. I'm heading over to my friend's house later on to lay out in her beautiful pool today. It's going to be nice and hot! We thought it would be nice to enjoy one of our last days without kids since they will be out of school on Thursday. I still can't believe it's almost summer! I'm ready though...we have two trips planned for June I'll tell you about soon.

Yesterday I thought I would get busy and make some arrangements for my Etsy store. I will also be listing frames over the next few days too.  

This arrangement reminds me of summer. Love the ceramic watering can.

 This birdhouse container is so cute!

 This arrangement could be used all year.
 For the rooster lovers!
 This arrangement would make a beautiful centerpiece.
This gerbera daisy topiary is already sold, but I'm hoping to make more next week. I'm all out of the daisies...

Click HERE to visit my store.

Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tiki The Chinchilla

In my last post I showed you a sneak peek of my new pet. Well, Sassy is still wondering what it is! His name is Tiki and he is a chinchilla. Isn't he cute? As you probably know I love animals and have two cats, a dog, and two turtles. When my friend asked me if I wanted to take Tiki I couldn't say no! Although Kevin wasn't too thrilled, but he likes him now. Anyway, he is so cute and the softest thing I've ever felt!

My friend gave me some information on chinchillas before I took him. They are native to the Andes Mountains in South America and live in high altitudes. They need to stay cool at all times and can easily overheat due to having so much hair. In fact, they have 60 to 80 hairs per follicle! That's why they are so soft. They also need plenty of things to chew on such as wooden sticks and pumice stones because their teeth never stop growing. They are also nocturnal...good thing he stays in Chase's room. Ha! He can sleep through anything. They cannot get wet or they could get a fungus or their hair could fall out. If they do get wet they must be dried immediately. They need to take a dust bath at least twice a week. Yes, a dust bath...weird huh? The dust is made out of ground pumice and helps keep their coat healthy. Tiki loves his dust bath! I have a picture below... 

They are very interesting creatures and look like something in between a rabbit, hamster, and squirrel. My dad said he looks like a giant rat! LOL...

 He doesn't look like a rat...he's so cute! He looks more like a rabbit in this pic.

Here he is eating an apple with his little hands. I love how he holds it! He's not supposed to have alot of fruit, but a little bit is ok.

Here he is in his dust bath. It was hard to get a good pic because he is constantly rolling around in it. It is the funniest thing to watch!

Well, that's my new critter! Although he is not as cuddly as a dog or cat, he's still alot of fun to play with. He acts a little more like a rabbit or hamster. He has really quick movements.

Hope you enjoyed the pics! Have you ever pet a chinchilla and felt their soft coat? Or...do you have a chinchilla?  If you do, I would love to hear about yours.

Oh, and yes I let my animals on the furniture...even a chinchilla. =0

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Share Your Creations Party #38

Well Hello! Welcome to Share Your Creations party #38! I hope you will link up and join in the fun!

I'm sorry I haven't done a post since last week's party. Things have been a little crazy since I got back into town and I haven't done anything creative. I finally got things back in order around the house so I feel like I'm getting caught up again. I'll tell you...when the wife's away, the boys will play! lol...

I wanted to feature a few links from last week's party. I wasn't able to figure out how to post them from my friend's computer. I'm not computer savvy like that!

Brooke from Creative Country Mom shared her beautiful garden.


I am so making this! Visit The Kitchen Is My Playground for the recipe and tutorial.

This pretty Mother's Day card was made by Sari at Splash Cards.

Maria Elena shares her beautiful home at Our Home Away From Home. What a pretty entryway!

Great stuff! Keep it coming...

For my creation I thought I would share this tablescape I recently put together using my birdhouse from last
year. I did a spring tablescape last year that looked very similar to this one. However, the napkins are new.  I found them at Pier 1 Imports the other day.  
 




Besides getting things back in order, here is something else I've been preoccupied with lately...

Do you know what it is? Here is a hint...He is very soft! I'll post pics soon.

 What did you create?

 You can link any item you created, any room you have decorated, a piece of furniture you have painted, a recipe, and the list goes on and on...

Please add a link back to my blog so others can find the party.

Add your link...


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Share Your Creations Party # 37

Welcome to Share Your Creations Party #37. I hope you will link up and join in the fun!

Share Your Creations
This week I am unable to post the features because I am in Dallas and have no idea how to do that from my friend's computer. I should have been more on top of things and had this post ready to go before I left on Sunday! I'll know better next time. Most of you know I travel to Dallas often to visit my friend Sherry. We go to market and also hit alot of the stores we don't have in my little town. Today we went to Stein Mart, Ross, and Tuesday Morning. I think we spent almost three hours in Stein Mart! I only ended up with a dress and some earrings. I think I tried on everything in the store!  We have a big shopping day planned tomorrow including a trip to IKEA. I've never been to one but have been wanting to go for a long time. I hear they carry just about everything there. We will be heading back on Friday. I'm sure I will be shopped out by then.


Since I am not home to share any of my creations I thought I would share Sherry's creations. I have shared pictures of her house before and since my last post was on bookcases I thought I would share hers. They are so pretty and full of interest! After seeing them I think I will go back and change mine. =0
I think my favorite thing in this bookcase is the red branch. It adds so much interest. I must add a red branch to my bookcases.

 This one is beautiful too. So many beautiful items...
She uses alot of the battery operated candles to create a warm glow. I took these pictures with my IPhone so they appear yellow.

 And yet another beautiful display...I spy a mirrored birdcage like mine!

What did you create? You can share any item you have created, a piece of furniture you have painted, a vignette, an outdoor space, a room you have decorated, a recipe...and the list goes on and on...Please add a link back to my blog so others can join the party.

Also, I have taken everything out of my Etsy store but will add my items back on Friday. I will also be making more items soon. Have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Accessorized Bookcases

 Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a wonderful day today! It sure is warm here in Arkansas. I'm going to get outside in a little while and do some yard work. There is always something to do at this time of the year.

I have been meaning to show you my bookcases since I reworked them. Actually,they are always a work in progress. As you can see I have quite a few to play with. When we built the house the bookcases were an upgrade..of course! However, it was an upgrade I just had to have.


As you can see I use a little bit of everything in my bookcases. I try to create interest with different shapes, color, textures and movement.

One thing I learned in a decorating class was to create different levels to add interest and movement. This could be done when doing a vignette on a table or mantle too. When everything is the same level it is not as interesting.  

I am really into butterflies lately. I found two of the metal butterfly pictures in Dallas and love them. I also added a touch of blue with the ceramic jar I found at Hobby Lobby.

I found this painting at an antique mall the other day for $20! It says hand painted by Robert Grace on the back. Even if it's a print it was worth it...I love it!   
The mirrored birdcage is one of my favorite accessories. There is another touch of the blue in the pot.


Here is the "B" I painted that I showed you the other day. I found the glass ball (bubble)with sand and shells at T.J. Maxx. Isn't it cool? It kind of reminds me of a snow globe.

The tray in the back used to be a table before it got knocked over by Sugar the fat cat! I almost threw it away , but then it hit me to take the legs off and make it into a tray.

I guess I will leave these bookcases alone for a little while...it's always fun changing them up. Although, one change calls for another!

Have a great day!


Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • So who needs a day of rest after the long weekend? I know I do. I really hope y'all had a nice one. I'm so glad I posted this morning and asked about the ...
    2 hours ago
  • Picking back up on the Starz – Outlander series: Part II [image: image] Once the Outlander story moves away from filming at Castle Leoch, there...
    5 hours ago
  • For a long weekend this past weekend flew by. I hope all of you had a wonderful time with friends and family. My heart and soul goes out to all of those ef...
    6 hours ago
  • 9 hours ago
  • I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! We did equal parts laying on the couch and playing/working -- so it was a successful one for us. :) I got a TO...
    9 hours ago
  • And just like that - Will Holden is one month old! (How cute are these monthly stickers? They were just perfect for him! They are by watchmegrowstickers....
    11 hours ago
  • [image: mms-7264] Lucketts was a whole new ballgame this year. Not only was it extended to three days, with a VIP day on Friday, but the hours were longe...
    11 hours ago
  • Hi Everybody! I'm ready to kickoff the beginning of summer with a reading list. How about you? Reading for me is fun and relaxing. Southern fiction is my ...
    13 hours ago
  • I was pruning some bushes over the weekend and reminded how years ago I greened up our plain retaining wall with an invisible wire trellis, I wrote about...
    13 hours ago
  • Good morning!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and stopped to remember the reason for the holiday. Thanks is not adequate for all those who have ser...
    13 hours ago
  • Playing in the water is one of the best parts of Summer! Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings where I blog about all things crafty, bookish, and delicio...
    14 hours ago
  • It’s Laurie from Gallamore West and I’m excited to be back here sharing one of our family’s favorite traditional birthday desserts. May is a crazy busy mon...
    14 hours ago
  • [image: filtereasy] True story. About six weeks ago, we had a hot spell and I turned on my AC for the first time. The AC that I had installed almost a yea...
    16 hours ago
  • Hello At the Picket Fence friends! It’s me, Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com. You might be wondering if I didn’t realize that YESTERDAY was Memorial Day ...
    16 hours ago
  • Tonight *Grace of Monaco* will air on the Lifetime network. This is a biopic of one of France's most iconic movie stars and her rise from actress to royalt...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to the 270th Inspire Me Tuesday. Last week we had a ton of fabulous projects, diy's and recipes. So much to see and be inspired by. As you know ...
    1 day ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! I hope you have had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Here, the threat of rain didn't dampen our holiday spirit...
    1 day ago
  • [image: 2015 05 24_6011] While I was waiting to flip the burgers on the BBQ on Sunday, I was looking around at some of my plants. Since it was such a n...
    1 day ago
  • I'm excited to say that our dining chairs are now a closer match than they used to be. (It doesn't take a lot to get me excited.) CLICK HERE TO CONTINU...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Two Balsam Hill Tuscan Urn Planters are going to look great filled with flowers on my deck.] Next week I’m joining 23 blogging friends for a Welcom...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Screened Porch Addition Replaces Older Deck]Replace Your Deck With A Screened Porch Read the full article
    1 day ago
  • When it comes to holidays, you will find me in the kitchen. Memorial Day is an especial favorite because it's low pressure (to me, anyway). Unlike Christ...
    1 day ago
  • [image: P1150168 (800x600)] A bitter/sweet moment. The last picture we will ever take on our front porch. This was taken right after we turned over our k...
    2 days ago
  • Welcome to my new feature where I share some of my favorite finds of the week from around the interwebs. I always love a good house tour, and this week I f...
    2 days ago
  • [image: 5 Ways to Make Multi-Drawer Furniture] Today I'm talking about furniture that looks like it would be in a vintage laboratory or library that has s...
    3 days ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Monday but again...busy busy busy over here. I've been watching my grandbabies and we've ...
    4 days ago
  • Hi there friends...TGIF! My mom picked this cute chair up at an estate sale. She loved the rush seat and size...the only thing she didn't like was the co...
    4 days ago
  • *This may be the only life-altering blog I write,* *so don't miss this one, or you're going to get burned!* *Well, let's admit it, you've already been burned...
    4 days ago
  • If you have been following my blog then you already know we recently moved to Florida and downsized. We went from a 4500 square foot home to 2400 square ...
    5 days ago
  • Yay, one project down ... 1,000 to go! Sometimes, I feel like "on a whim" should be my middle name! As I was staring at our little sunroom last week, I ...
    1 week ago
  • For those of you that know me, I have three kiddos. 24, 22, and a 14 yr old. Trying to make each one feel loved, cherished, irreplaceable.... *everyday.....
    1 week ago
  • Is it Summer yet? Oh yeah, not for three more weeks. This is the first time since my kids started school 9 years ago that school doesn't end until June a...
    1 week ago
  • It occurred to me the other day, that we often take for granted the people in our lives that mean the most to us. As I go through my life loving you, appr...
    2 weeks ago
  • This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are 100% mine. The day is coming! THEE day. The one day where I can–and do–say no...
    2 weeks ago
  • Just wanted to share another amazing deal with all of you on this Gorgeous Lace Dress/Tunic....it's a dress if you are 5'2 and under and a tunic if you ar...
    3 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    4 months ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    5 months ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    10 months ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    1 year ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    1 year ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    2 years ago

Designed By: