Spring Fling Features {Week 2} & New Link

Happy Wednesday everyone! Before we get to the features, I've just gotta share that I'm celebrating my bloggy 1st birthday this week, so I've put up the Party Hat Tutorial in it's honor. You may have seen my party hats and the pom pom tutorial, but now I have the simple instructions for making the hats. Yippee!

Party closed but it's fun to browse. Click the Icon!

Secondly, I gotta say thanks to everyone for linking up, and:  I'm having a hard time holding off on sharing the Easter Goodies that y'all have linked up at the Spring Fling so far. I can't wait to feature them on Monday for the Easter Parade!

The good news: I get to share some great projects right now for this week's features. The most-viewed link was:

New Look for Old Jeans by Making It Feel Like Home.

Keeping to the blue theme...
I've got the Blues by Elegant Economies.

Mary's Meanderings shares her Copy Cat Confession for this beautiful lace organizer!

Under a Pile of Scrap pours it on with a Chalkboard Water Can.

In The Old Road celebrates the first day of Spring on the Porch 

Creatively Living shared Decorating Shelves Using This and That.

I also shared some of these and more great projects {My 1929 Charmer, Neverland Nook, Under A Pile of ScrapSew & Dippity} on Facebook.

Artists!  You are STARS! Thanks so much for linking up. You can grab your feature button on the side bar <3

Now...Link up for the final week of Spring Fling before the Easter Parade!

Chenille Ear Bunny Egg Tutorial

This is the tail tale of how to create fuzzy bunny ears from chenille stems for your plastic Easter eggs. You'll have fun coming up with all kinds of uses for these cuties.

They make sweet place cards. You can even put a little after-dinner mint or treasure inside.

Creative Storage Solutions: Spring Fling Artists + New Party Link!

If you need great storage solutions, check out these 6 amazing examples for inspiration:

Card Catalogue Jewelry Storage by Pondered, Primed, Perfected. You gotta check out her painting technique on this!

Route 66 Cabinet by Bliss Ranch. Go see who she copy-catted. Great job!

Formula Container to Coffee Canister by Serendipity and Spice. Great repurposing! {--don't throw away that plastic: R3 with Love!}

Creative Space Storage Projects by Mary's Meanderings. Musical drawers :)

Badge Tags for craft stamp storage by Craft Junkie Too. Genius idea for labeling your storage.

China Cabinet Tutorial by Our Pinteresting Family. The whole thing cost $140-- including the cabinet.  

Artists, thanks for linking up at the Spring Fling linky party! I also featured more talent on Facebook {Eclectically Vintage, My Hearts Desire, Crazy about Crafts, Petites Passions, The Old Block House} and Pinterest {Timeless Treasures, Northshore Days}!    Wherever you're featured, y'all are STARS here at I Gotta Create! You're the first to get the new Feature Button! Grab the code on the sidebar <3
Link up here for Week 2 of Spring Fling:

Bunny Bean Peat Pot Baskets

These adorable little bunny "peat pot" baskets are the perfect organic welcome to Spring!    

Here's how you make Bunny Bean Peat Pot baskets:  Just begin with a basic starter pot.

Spring Fling Linky Party! Craft Craze 6

We are still partying with a fresh link at 7:00 pm CST every Wednesday here at I Gotta Create! Three weeks with a Spring Fling theme will be linked up in this very spot. That's lingering exposure for all your great work!!

In addition to showcasing a range of your projects on Facebook and Pinterest, I will also review the best Easter linkups across all three weeks and create a special Easter feature post. So grab the party button and join the fun!!

Rules:  {1} Link to your post, and not just your blog. {2} Link back to I Gotta Create! in your post or blog {button or text link} and help promote the party. {3} Link up only your self-made projects. No etsy's, give- aways, pinterest round-ups, link parties, etc.  {4} Spread some love by commenting on others' work. {5} I'd love it if you joined my blog as a follower or subscriber.

I will always strive to respect you as artists and creators and will ask all Visitors to Pin from your original post. 
{That also means I do not put a pin button on the party or feature page.}

Got a tip about blogging*Click Here for the Blog Tips Cafe linky party*
Need some advice or tips about blogging? Click up there, too!
Tip...Click your link and make a comment on your own site to make sure your word verification is off. If you discover you have to enter those pesky wiggly letters, you'll want to turn that off so your fans {including me} can easily comment.  If you don't know how to turn off WF, *click on my Bloggy Tips 101 here.*

*See Last Party's Features Here*

17 Sensational St. Patrick Day Projects

I'm just bowled over by the talent that is shared at my linky parties. Here is a highlight of 17 {as in March 17} A-Mazing St. Patricks Day goodies to inspire you... because it's a holiday worth dancing a jig for!

Spring Forward!

Nothing says Spring so cheerily as pansies. They'll make your spirit spring forward right along with the clock! Just look at that happy little 'face.' 

As I create a special fun treat to share with you, I just had to give you a peek at the luscious colors of nature.

Such a lovely, fresh breeze for the soul!  

Wanna see what these pretty little posies are planted in? You're gonna love the Bunny Bean Peat Pot baskets!

I'm also Springing Forward with an updated look and layout over here at I Gotta Create! Read about 5 lessons in the creative journey on my Bloggy Makeover 101 *post here.*

Q: What is your favorite sign of spring from Nature?

Party with us! A fresh link opens every Wednesday at 7pm CST! For the most current party info, *Click Here.*  
I'm sharing these pretty pansies at:  Monday:  CraftomaniacMaking The World CuterMarvelously MessyProject QueenThe Girl CreativeThe Gunny SackAlderberry HillA Round TuitSkip to My LouCherished Bliss, Northern Cottage; Tuesday:  Not Just a Housewife, Sew CraftyTip JunkieToday's Creative BlogUncommonOopsey DaisyGingersnap CraftsWednesday:  The 36th Avenue, Blue Cricket DesignIt's OverflowingNest of PosiesSavvy Southern StyleSomeday Crafts, The Trendy TreehouseVery Merry Vintage StyleWhat We Wore & MadeThursday:  Shabby NestFriday:  Finding FabulousMy Simple Home LifeRomantic HomeTatertots and JelloThe Shady PorchThirty Handmade DaysFaith Trust & Pixie DustNaptime Crafters, Too Much Time on my HandsClassy ClutterStuff & NonsenseCraft Junkie TooSaturday:  Be Different Act NormalFunky Junk InteriorsFrench Country Cottage,  Sisters of the Wild West, Sew Country ChickSunday: Nifty Thrifty ThingsUnder The Table and DreamingMy 1929 CharmerSew Darned Crafty

Lucky Charm-ers

Puzzle Piece Lucky Charms for #StPatrick Day! | 3 styles at I Gotta Create!

I found the sweetest little lucky charm nestled among nature's wee blooms --dropped there, no doubt, by those partying little leprechauns from last week.

Puzzle Piece Lucky Charms for #StPatrick Day! | 3 styles at I Gotta Create!
So lucky was I, in fact, that I found three Irish charmers expressing different aspects of this fun holiday season: luck, joy and laughter.

Kiss Me I'm Irish Features {Week 3} and New Party Link

Kiss Me I'm Irish linky party is ready with a new link. But first, this adorable project brought up a forgotten childhood memory... My granny made us knitted Cradle Purses, and The Emmaline Blog shared her lovely colorful fabric version. Check them out!

And here's more of your amazing talent this week. Remember our Party Feature PINNING ETIQUETTE: click on the artist's link FIRST so they get the credit for their fabulous work. Thanks so much! 

Junk Mama shares with us her Biggest Solo Project To Date... She made bunk beds for her girls and they are TOTALLY AWESOME FABULOUS! Go check 'em out!

Dollhouse unveiled by Caught My Fancy. Look closely...this was an entertainment center and that front door slides open. Go see the before and after pics, along with how it looks with the front door open. So fun!

Versatile marinated vegetables by Permanent Posies. She shows you lots of ways to use these beauties, including NACHOS!

Stenciled quote on recycled pallet by Janny over at Que Linda!  I love Janny's projects and this quote is so inspiring.

Legal stuff you need by Serendipity and Spice. All about copyrights, terms of use, privacy and other matters. Melissa has a "New Blogger" series going over there, so check it out. She's also linked up her great advice at my year-long linky party: the Blog Tips Cafe, so check that out, too.

Get ready for Easter! This adorable Carrot Scarf by Catch a Falling Star is so whimsical and perfect for the season!

And if you need a St. Patrick's Day menu, Creative "Try"als has everything you need. I love those Shamrock dinner rolls! 

Some of my favorite projects are featured in the Kiss Me I'm Irish Artist Talent Album on Facebook, so go check those out. And some of you are on my Pinterest page, so check that out, too!

All of you featured here, on Facebook or on Pinterest are STARS at I Gotta Create! Grab your feature button!

Now... Go link up your creations for the final week of the Kiss Me I'm Irish! theme. It doesn't have to be strictly a St. Patty's Day project, but it does need to be something you created yourself!