Wildly Original Link Party #37

It's time to party with  
The Wildly Original Crowd
here at I Gotta Create!  

Valentines Day is just around the corner.

What are you working on this week? Show us what you're up to and inspire us!

Clothespin Love Arrow Tutorial

Cupid's quiver is full 
of the most adorable
and useful
little arrows....

and Cupid is even packing stamps for that
special delivery!
You can get the postage stamps here.

Luckily, you can also get the instructions for the 

Clothespin Love Arrow Tutorial

right now, too.

Here's how you do it:

Pink Depression Glass for Valentines

Pink depression glass
makes for a rosy glow just in time
for a Valentine Dinner.  

I'm shining the spotlight 

Oscar Bingo! party game download

I'm excited
about the Academy Awards
this year! 

There have been so many 
GREAT movies.

So it's time to plan your
Oscar Party
and here's a FUN way to watch
with friends and family:

Play Oscar Bingo!

I have a whole set of cards
for 2013 that you can download
for free
{entertainment doesn't come
less expensive than that!}.

Wildly Original Link Party #35

It's time to party  
x 4 with
The Wildly Original Crowd
here at I Gotta Create!  

Valentines is just a month away!

Throughout January,
You have 4 places to link up...

1. Whatever you're working on...show off & inspire us!
2. Your G+ page
3. Your Pinterest page
4. Your Facebook page

Need to update 
your social media buttons? 
Check out my tutorial and resource!

Party Rules:  
Follow me, your host, for each of the 4 parties.
{don't get deleted!}

Wine, Shine & Relax for Valentines Day!

Set the mood for some grown-up 
Valentines pampering
with these gorgeous and relaxing features!

How to Add Social Media Buttons ~Blog Tips 101

I finally did it.  
I finally added social media buttons
or icons to my blog.

What took me so long? 

I guess I had assumed it was too 
difficult and time consuming to figure out.

But Karen over at 

posted a tutorial that inspired me. 

Along the way I figured out some shortcuts 
to share with you today.

And… in season you can grab these cute
pumpkin shaped social media buttons!

Karen's tutorial involves using photobucket and Word.  

I bypassed that and used my blog.
You can, too!  
Grab a cup of coffee and let's get to it.

Here's how to add social media buttons:

Love Bugs by Post

A special delivery of the
 cutest little love bugs
arrived on my doorstep
via the sweetest niece and toddling great-niece
on the planet!

Talk about melting your heart!!

Those tiny, curly antennae instantly had
me wrapped around their fingers...
er, I mean... heart-shaped feet.

This is clearly a project even little ones
can make with adult supervision
{so they don't swallow the tiny parts or something}


You'll probably see them making 
guest star appearances on some of my 
upcoming posts.
Gotta encourage that creative urge 
in my sweet little niece :)

Get bit by the Love Bug for Valentine's Day!

sparkly pompoms
googly eyes
small pipe cleaners
foam heart shapes

Make Pom Poms from Plastic Bags!

Valentine Minute to Win It games

Click for Many More Valentine Projects!

Want buttons like this? Click HERE
Social Media Button Installing? Tutorial here

Learn how to add social media buttons 
and check out a source for some super-cute free icons!

Join the Wildly Original Crowd
linky party!

Linking up Here
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Grapefruit Lavender Bath Salts

Here's a zesty gift to perk up your Winter:
 Grapefruit Lavender Bath Salts.
Can't you just imagine soaking in a hot fragrant tub
on a cold winter day with this lovely mix? 

Wildly Original Link Party #34

It's time to party  
x 4 with
The Wildly Original Crowd
here at I Gotta Create!  

This month
You have 4 places to link up...

1. Whatever you're working on...show off & inspire us!
2. Your G+ page
3. Your Pinterest page
4. Your Facebook page

Warming up with Winter Whites

These amazing ideas featuring winter whites will warm your body, heart and home!

8 Easy, Charming Details by by Down to Earth Style

Chocolate Marshmallow Heart Dippers


Today I'm sharing an easy
little treat that was a big hit
with the nephews:

Chocolate Marshmallow Heart Dippers!

They're "dippers" because you dip
marshmallows in chocolate and sprinkles...
and then into your mouth...

and because you can dip them in 
your hot cocoa 
for a special little love fest!

Get my postage stamps here
for that special Valentine delivery.

Great for Valentines and for any time,
they are so easy and fast the kids will love making them with you. Here's all you gotta do...