Photobucket     Photobucket        

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun And Whimsical Halloween Lantern Swag

I wanted to show you a Halloween lantern swag I recently made for one of my good customers. She asked me if I could make one for her and of course I wanted to accomodate! I actually made two of these and sold the other one before I could list it in my shop!
 
My supplies came from all over..but the witch hat and most of the ribbon are from Hobby Lobby.
 
 Love the glittered pumpkins and glittered curly sticks from Michael's.
 
Oh how I can't wait to start Christmas!!! I have so many ideas for these.
 
I am going to Dallas on Sunday and will be back Wednesday. I am going to market to look for several things including Christmas items. I will be shutting down my Etsy store for a few days starting Sunday. There are still a few things left, but I haven't added much since I'm leaving. If you would like something I can ship it out tomorrow. I am finishing up custom orders and will be on my way!
 
 I will be updating my facebook page while I'm in Dallas so come along with me!
 
Have a great weekend!
 
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Share Your Creations Party #56

Welcome to Share Your Creations party #56! I hope you will link up and join in the fun!
 
I know I am stuck on fall right now...there is just so much inspiration out there!
 
On with the features...
 
Priscilla made this subway art from an old display shelf and stamps. Cute!
  
 
 Kathy at Sharing Shadymont used burlap, a tree stencil, and jute twine to refurbish an old pillow she already had. It turned out great!

Ally at No Place Like Our Home has decked out her foyer for fall. Love the metal pumpkins!
 

Since I'm so into fall right now I thought I would share more items I recently added to my Etsy store. This centerpiece if full of rich fall colors!
 
 
 I sat this frame by the arrangement and they look beautiful together!
 

There are a few lantern swags available...more to come!
 
 
What did you create?
You are welcome to share anything you have created. An item, a recipe, a room you have decorated, a vignette, a piece of furniture you have painted and the list goes on and on...

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

 
 
 

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Dining Room Table Dressed For Fall And The Winners Of The iPhone Cases

I am officially ready for fall! Ok...except for the outside, I haven't started out there yet. I'm still waiting on it to cool off so I can plant some pansies and put out some mums. As for the inside I think I'm done. I usually add fall accents to the living room, dining room and kitchen. Fall just seems to fall right in with the colors of my house! ;) I just love the rich rusty reds, oranges and golds.
 
I used the cloche/birdcage in the spring and summer and thought I would keep it going through the fall. I added stacked pumpkins inside the cage and layed the flowers, berries, sticks and pumpkins all around the cage. It looks like it's put together, but everything is really just laying around the cage. No foam and hot glue needed! Now...just don't touch it! lol...
I really like the look of the layered beans, peas and corn I have in the kitchen and decided to do something similar in here. I added corn and split peas and instead of beans and added pinecones and candles. I also added pumpkins, flowers and votives around the base of the cloche and candle holders.
Looking towards the mantle...I found the table runner at T.J. Maxx last year and still love it.
Here is a closeup of the corn, peas and pinecone candle holder. I already had the clear containers from Christmas.


 Here is a closeup of the birdcage with the stacked pumpkins. I used the same sunflowers I used on the mantle so the dining room and living room have a nice flow.

 An angle looking down on the table...
 Here is the whole table...warm and inviting when you walk in the door.
 
 More fall to come...

Now for the winners of the iPhone cases....
There were 179 entries and three winners and they are Mandy Stucke, Dana Teare, and Mary Steinbeck.
 
 Congrats!!
I will be sending you an e-mail with  special instructions on how to order your cases. If you did not win be sure and are interested in the iPhone cases please visit Metal Photo Company to purchase one for yourself. They also make great gifts!

I added some new items to my Etsy store if you are interested. More to come...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Share Your Creations Party #55

Welcome to Share Your Creations party #55! I hope you will link up and join in the fun. There is so much creativity out there we are waiting to see!
 
On with the features...
 
Kimberly at Tiaras And Bowties made this adorable wreath and even hand painted the owl! She also sells the owls in her Etsy shop and has this wreath for sale too. Love it!
 
 Gayle at Gayle's Decorative Touch always creates the most beautiful vignettes. Her hubby made the table and she painted it. She also made the clock face from a graphic. They both turned out great!

 Kazan Clark created a beautiful candle using a stamp from JustRite Papercraft. Visit KazanClark.com for the tutorial.  What a beautiful way to dress up a candle!

 For my creations I thought I would show you some new fall items I just added to my Etsy store. There are more items than what I have shown here on my blog so be sure and check out my store.

Fall is in the air! This pumpkin arrangement would make a great centerpiece!
 I sold one of the rooster arrangements I posted tonight, but have this cute little spotted roo in my shop.


How about a scarecrow tassel? He is so cute hanging on my china cabinet.
 There are a few lantern swags in my store. I'll be making more soon.

I listed two of these metal pumpkin door arrangements. They are full of beautiful flowers, berries and greenery. I love it on my door! Unfortunately these are the last of the pumpkin containers...

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

The iPhone case giveaway is still going on HERE. Enter for your chance to win one of three custom iPhone cases! I will draw 3 winners on Monday. Good luck!!
 

 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Custom iPhone Case Giveaway

I have a great giveaway for you! My friend Lisa at Metal Photo Company is giving away 3 iPhone cases to 3 lucky winners. These cases are stylish and durable and there are several design options to choose from. You can upload your own photo and have it personalized with your name or initial. Or...if you would rather have something with a pretty design she has several options to choose from. They can also be personalized with a name or initial as you will see below.
 
 What a great way to show off a family picture!
 
Or a newborn baby... 

Here are some with pretty designs that can also be personalized.
Perfect for teenagers...
!
 
Here is the one she made for me. I love it! This picture was taken on our trip to Jamaica this summer.
It has held up very well. The sides are thick and do not collect dust and hair like some of the flimsy rubber ones I have had in the past. The picture has stayed in perfect condition even in my cluttered purse. It is very well made!  

Visit Metal Photo Company for more design options. I will be hosting more giveaways from her in the future. She also does beautiful canvases and photos on metal which is one of the newest things out there.
 
All you have to do for a chance to win is enter your name and e-mail address below. For a second chance to win share this giveaway on your blog or facebook and come back for a second entry. Please leave me a comment telling me where you shared the giveaway.
 
The winners of this giveaway will be chosen 9/23/12. Only one week to enter!
 
Thank you and good luck!   
 


Friday, September 14, 2012

Share Your Creations Party #54

Welcome to Share Your Creations Thursday! In this case Friday...I had so much to do yesterday I knew ahead of time I would not get this post done on Thursday. Anyway, I hope you will join in the fun even if it's a little late! So many great links last week!! I appreciate all of you who joined.
 
On with the features...
 
My friend Becca at Adventures In Decorating did a beautiful job decorating her mantle for fall. The pops of the vibrant oranges are stunning against the white mantle. Love it Becca!!
 
  Christina at Christy Gets Crafty made this cute Halloween mesh wreath. Check out her blog for more designs. Mesh sure is the thing right now!

 Angela at Hickory Trail Blog created a beautiful fall vignette on her buffet. Love the tall sticks in the vase.
 Yum! Doesn't peach crisp with vanilla frozen yogurt sound good?  Visit JodiFitz.com for the recipe.
 For my creations I thought I would show you a little more fall I added around the house. I'm still working on some areas including the dining room table. It's looking more like fall here every day. It's also feeling more like fall...it's only 79 degrees here today! It's a little rainy, but it still feels good for a change.
 
This is in my kitchen by the sink. I added some pumpkins in the glass terrarium a "Give thanks" metal sign from Hobby Lobby and a pumpkin in a pot.
 
 I added some metal pumpkins to the top of my bookcase. There are two big speakers up there that the greenery and pumpkins conceal. Underneath a tray and trunk with greenery and pumpkins conceal a long cord from the speakers to the T.V. Got to hide the ugly! lol...
 I added two ceramic pumpkins, silk leaves and other dried materials to a tray on my sofa table. I found the pretty mosaic candle holder at Pier 1 Imports.
 
More fall decorating to come...
 
I want to thank each one of you who left me a nice comment about the magazine feature. You guys
 are so sweet!!! I truly appreciate each one! I am truly honored to be in the magazine!

Ok...so what did you create?

 You are welcome to share anything you have created. An item, a recipe, a room you have decorated, a vignette, a piece of furniture you have painted and the list goes on and on...

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


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Country Woman Magazine Featured Me In Their Fall Publication

I am excited to finally share my Country Woman Magazine feature with you! Some of you might remember my post from last October where I mentioned I had a  magazine crew come to my house. What an exciting day that was! There was a set designer, hair and makeup artist and photographer...what a wonderful crew!  I couldn't say much about it because you never know what can happen in almost a years time. They were not sure what they would be able to feature either, the details were not worked out yet. After talking to Sharon, the senior editor of Country Woman, a few months back she thought they were going to feature my kitchen mini makeover and maybe some of my fall crafts. When they sent me the magazine a few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were able to feature both!  How exciting to open a magazine and see yourself! I would have never thought that would happen! What an honor...
 
Here I am in the kitchen cooking away! Ok, so if you read the article you will know that I am not chief cook! Ha! I can whip up something when I have to though.  
 
 Here they show some of my fall crafts, rolls of ribbon, and me working away! There are even a few tips on floral arranging and decorating.

 This is a fall tablescape on my dining room table. There is also a picture of me, Kevin and Chase in the corner.
 
 And...if you want to know how to make your own tassel and frame you are in luck! The instructions are on the back page of the magazine. Psst...I do have the scarecrow tassels for sale if you would rather buy one. ;)

If you want to pick up a copy of this magazine this is the one to look for. It is just now coming out on stands and you can find it at Wal-Mart, bookstores, and most grocery stores. You can also subscribe to it here.

 You can read about my kitchen updates on their website here.

Thank you Country Woman Magazine for this exciting feature!!
 
You never know who might be looking at your blog. ;)
 
I am going to move my Share Your Creations party to Friday this week so be sure and come back to join the party.  Also, There is a wondeful giveaway planned for Monday. My friend Lisa has two  online businesses called Canvas Design Company and Metal Photo Company. She is going to give away some custom iphone cases. She sent me one and I love it! Be sure to come back for that too.
 
Have a great Wednesday!

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

  • [image: Fall mantel2] via Do you want to make changes in your home for the Fall season, but have a hard time knowing where to start? *This post is ju...
    32 minutes ago
  • I’m so excited for fall! I love the colors, sights, and sounds of the season… and, of course, all the projects that are beginning to be linked up! This wee...
    5 hours ago
  • [image: mms-0197] Soooo, my next big event is less than a month away and I really need to get myself in gear to get ready for it! The event that is coming...
    9 hours ago
  • [image: San Francisco's Painted Lady Is Available For Purchase 01]Tour This Beautiful San Francisco Painted Lady
    12 hours ago
  • When you do a makeover big or small to any space, it always comes down to the details that make or break the final outcome. If you've been following along...
    13 hours ago
  • [image: Hardware Store Jewelry Making] As a DIYer I really have enjoyed the jewelry out there that has been made out of supplies you can find at the hardw...
    20 hours ago
  • *My peach harvest was bounteous this year* *and I created a new recipe to feature their juicy goodness.* *This salad is perfect for late summer, early fall...
    20 hours ago
  • I love being a parent (maybe there are a few moments here and there that I don’t enjoy as much). And to me there is nothing better than learning tips an...
    21 hours ago
  • Hey all! I'm excited for the three day weekend! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite bloggers -- this girl is beautiful inside and out, I just love her. B...
    22 hours ago
  • Labor Day is the unofficial mark of the end of summer even though the first day of fall isn't until September 23rd. Since summer is leaving it's time to th...
    1 day ago
  • So, here’s the thing. I’m a crier. I cry over obvious things like sad movies or sad news or when I get my feelings hurt. I cry when I think about my kids g...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Addison-Exterior-1024x682] Today's Feature Friday is Rachel from Maison de Pax and she lives in Texas. Rachel and her hubby had quite the adventure...
    1 day ago
  • We bought this fixer house as an investment because it’s what we love to do, take old dated spaces and modernize them. We chose Vegas because I have a to...
    1 day ago
  • FIRST: Next Friday I am going to do a special link up for all parents of special needs children (any kind). I did this in the past and I have had a lot o...
    1 day ago
  • Hello Lovelies! So glad you can join me for this week's Frugal Friday link party! Let's get ready to share some inspiration! See more after the break... ...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Before we put on our party shoes, I wanted to thank the kind souls who emailed and left comments about the l...
    1 day ago
  • The day is finally here for the Living Room Makeover Reveal! I'll be honest in saying I'm a bit nervous for all of you to see the change. It's large to me,...
    1 day ago
  • "*The Official Preppy Handbook*" turns 35 this year! This book was totally my reference guide back the 80's. My outfits back then consisted of wrap skir...
    1 day ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome to this weeks Share Your Style!! This weeks host is Kelly from The Essence of Home. Now on with the party!! [image: photo sign...
    1 day ago
  • Several years ago I wrote about the time I thought I was having a heart attack the day that Tara Shaw Antiques came to town with her To-The-Trade prices. ...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and white tablescape] I recently posted a review of some of my previous Fall tablescapes, but I didn't find th...
    2 days ago
  • Welcome to the Share Your Style party. Blogging has been on the back burner since my time has been consumed with updating our kitchen. What in the world...
    2 days ago
  • Welcome September! I spent this morning working hard out in the front flower bed. Six Drift rose bushes were removed because they weren't passing the prett...
    2 days ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Welcome to Midweek with Marion and little Babbette. I decided these gals needed nightgowns. They were taking their clothes off and sleepi...
    3 days ago
  • Happy September, friends! I know I've said it 1,000 times before how much I miss the fireplace in our old home (especially during the holidays) ... because...
    3 days ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] Can runners be round? I don’t know, but since I have a round table in our dining area, I decided to do a round piece using that grain...
    4 days ago
  • [image: Easy and Delicious Semi-Homemade Pizza from virginiasweetpea.com] This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All o...
    4 days ago
  • *Hi everyone!* It's time for another edition of The Scoop! As always, I am so happy that you have joined us, either to inspire or to be inspired! We love ...
    4 days ago
  • We are just starting the second week of school and it is killing me a little! I have four kids at four different schools, so from 5am - 9am I am getting t...
    4 days ago
  • I have been wanting to put mirrors behind the nightstand lamps in the guest room. I have looked for quite awhile to find what I wanted. The other day I sto...
    5 days ago
  • Happy Monday! I know some of you are back to school already, but we’re still celebrating summer–even if it is the last few minutes of it. My little one tur...
    5 days ago
  • Welcome. It’s been a while…I know. Trust me, it feels like forever since we got to have some time together! Life around here just seems to be so busy...
    2 weeks ago
  • 2 weeks ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    1 month ago
  • Marinated Skirt Steak - ButterYum
    2 months ago
  • This is a post to brag a bit on my talented husband. However before I get to that...let me tell you the story. Back in the early 90's we made a move from S...
    2 months ago
  • I was asked to create a prayer board for a friends office. It had me thinking. How often have I forgotten a prayer request? I try hard to remember each ...
    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...
    7 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...
    9 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...
    1 year 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. ...
    2 years 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 ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: