Spring Wrap Up

Unbelievably Beautiful Spring! Before heading into a summer swelter of fun, catch your breath and review some of the Spring projects at I Gotta Create!



I share a crafty version of the ever-present spring dandelion by using pom-poms, which are also used to...



...to top off these festively fun DIY Party Hats! 
{Just in time for my 1st blog anniversary!}



I share a tutorial and several variations of these beautiful silk flower pins for Mothers Day, teacher appreciation, showers, thank-you's and more.



Silk flowers also become 'bows' for these gorgeous Mod Podged canisters. Scrap strips of paper and recycled hot chocolate or raisin cans never looked so great!



This printable fabric tutorial shows you how to add sass, charm and style to any apron.  



There is something for the guys, too. Fathers Day is coming up, so I show you how to emboss gift boxes...



...and completed the theme with a fun "3D" Cowboy Card that you can also make yourself.



Use real wood to create these sweet 'twiggy nest' party bowls. These are part of my nesting series for the spring...



...and as different as these nests look, they both start with the same plastic pudding cup as the base. 



Here's a note of mystery ... We're playing a guessing game until I post the tutorial!



One of you won a porcelain enamel address sign from Ramsign! Thanks for playing along. You all are #1 to me!





And of course, we strut our stuff at my themed linky parties every Wednesday at 7pm CST!





An artist from linky party is specially highlighted as part of the Inspiring Creative Women interview series. The interview with Lizy B Bakes is right *here*!



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{I host a weekly linky party. Come find out more here!  I'm sharing This Spring Wrap Up with...Monday:  CraftomaniacMaking The World CuterProject QueenThe Gunny SackAlderberry HillA Round TuitSkip to My LouCherished BlissTuesday:  Not Just a Housewife, The DIY Dreamer, Tip JunkieToday's Creative BlogUncommon, Gingersnap CraftsThe NY Melrose Family; Wednesday:  The 36th Avenue, It's OverflowingNest of PosiesSavvy Southern StyleSomeday Crafts, Snap!The Trendy TreehouseVery Merry Vintage StyleWhat We Wore & MadeThursday:  Live, Laugh, Rowe; Shabby NestFriday:  Anything Goes, Finding FabulousMy Simple Home LifeRomantic HomeFrench Country CottageTatertots and Jello, Thirty Handmade DaysFaith Trust & Pixie DustNaptime Crafters, Too Much Time on my Hands, Stuff & NonsenseSaturday:  Be Different Act NormalFunky Junk Interiors,  Sisters of the Wild West, Sew Country ChickSunday: Nifty Thrifty Things, DIY Project Parade, Under The Table and DreamingMy 1929 CharmerSew Darned Crafty}

Ramsign Giveaway Winner is...

We've got the lucky Number!  Literally! ONE lucky fan of I Gotta Create! just won the fabulous giveaway from Ramsign: gorgeous house number sign (1-5 digits) of any size or color! This is up to a $99 Value!!
How will she put this beautiful porcelain enamel sign to use?

Here's what we know...
She loves the Highlander. 
Yes...good choice.

She follows me now on Twitter and Facebook. {Thank you!}
She likes the number 34.
{But her lucky number is 22!}
And she says: 
 "I follow you via email so I never miss a post :)"

And, well, shucks... that makes ME the lucky gal, really. 

Congratulations to Sally! 

Email me right away so we can get you hooked up with your new sign.

It was so much fun having this opportunity for you! I am very appreciative of each and every one of you.

Guessing Game: What's it made of?

A sneak peek and a riddle to solve...  


We've been having some natural, rustic-themed fun over here. I showed you how to emboss recycled food boxes and save on gift wrap.


This cowboy is ready to party... birthday, Fathers Day, anniversary, thank you -- you can rustle him up for any season!


Making wishes with these whimsical dandelions adds lighthearted fun to your party.


Of course, you can also use the DIY pom poms on those dandelions for DiY party hats!


And this "vase" fits with our theme. So... what's it made of? How was it done? Leave a comment and see if you can guess!



The drawing for the porcelain enamel address sign takes place this Thursday! *closed*


{I host a weekly linky party. Come find out more here!  I'm sharing This Guessing Game with...Monday:  CraftomaniacMaking The World CuterProject QueenThe Gunny SackAlderberry HillA Round TuitSkip to My LouCherished BlissTuesday:  Not Just a Housewife, The DIY Dreamer, Tip JunkieToday's Creative BlogUncommon, Gingersnap CraftsThe NY Melrose Family; Wednesday:  The 36th Avenue, It's OverflowingNest of PosiesSavvy Southern StyleSomeday Crafts, The Trendy TreehouseVery Merry Vintage StyleWhat We Wore & MadeThursday:  Shabby NestFriday:  Anything Goes, Finding FabulousMy Simple Home LifeRomantic HomeFrench Country CottageTatertots and Jello, Thirty Handmade DaysFaith Trust & Pixie DustNaptime Crafters, Too Much Time on my Hands, Stuff & NonsenseSaturday:  Be Different Act NormalFunky Junk Interiors,  Sisters of the Wild West, Sew Country ChickSunday: Nifty Thrifty Things, DIY Project Parade, Under The Table and DreamingMy 1929 CharmerSew Darned Crafty}

{DIY} Cowboy Lasso Card

Lasso any fella's heart with a birthday, Fathers Day, anniversary or thank you card like this! 

And the card goes great with these fabulously rustic DIY Coasters you can make yourself:


But let's get back to the card...

Wildly Original Features & New Party Link

YAHOO! I've reached more than 400 followers. A big thank you to all of you! Saddle up for this week's features and party!


Before we get started, go grab a chance to win a great porcelain enamel address sign from Ramsign at my giveaway event! *Click Here!* Then come right back--we don't want to start this rodeo without ya!




Hooked on Decorating shared a beautiful love affair with her remade turquoise sewing cabinet. I can see why! She has a whole slew of gorgeous photos.

{Embossed} Woodgrain Gift Box

Embossed gift boxes pack a real WOW factor for Father's Day, birthdays, or any other occasion. In the same amount of time as it takes to wrap a gift, you can do something extraordinary.


I showed you how to emboss in this tutorial. Now let's take a look at the results:

How to Emboss a Gift Box

How to powder #emboss ~ great for creating cards, gift boxes, wrapping paper and more! | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!
Make a unique gift presentation by bringing fabulous pattern and texture to a recycled box. No wrapping paper required! Here's how to emboss a chipboard box and transform it into a gift box...

Wildly Original Round Up! - Craft Craze Theme #8

ALL your links to every week of this party theme are right here in this one post {YeeHaw!} If you want to see only the most current week, click *here*


Saddle up for a rootin-tootin' Good Summer with the Wildly Original Round Up linky party theme. Whether you're celebrating Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, or just the pleasure of a sunny day, share your latest DIY's, decor, crafts, jewelry, cuisine--whatever it may be right here!


We're starting this party off with a big bang: a fabulous give-away from RAMSIGN.  These beautiful porcelain enamel signs would make a great birthday, father's day, or wedding gift and you can win one for FREE!   UPDATE: *Drawing is now closed.*

from last week's linky party, too!




Let your creative sparks fly and show us the goods right here each week throughout the summer. We'll have a fresh post each Wednesday, AND all projects will show up right here for easy browsing of the Wildly Original Round Up theme!


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