A Joyful June Overview!

Another busy month zooms by with Fathers Day celebrations and preparations for Independence Day. Here's an overview of June projects and fun here at  I Gotta Create! 

Preparations for guy-gift-giving in May...

...expand in June with:

Angling for a fabulous 4th of July, Pringles cans provide lots of bang for the buck:

Morphing the "guy" and "independence" themes, we're adventuring into wild west fun with movie night popcorn bags! 
Don't you love that faux leather fringe look?!

And of course, what's summer without at least one Root Beer Float? I give this tradition a twist this summer.

June's inspiring creative woman is: Lizy B Bakes. She didn't realize it, but she's helping to create world peace with her gorgeous cookies!

Kirstin at Craftiments submits a fantastic Pinterest tip for bloggers at the Blog Tips Cafe party. That party is open year-round, so link up your wisdom.

And the party all month long with the Wildly Original Round Up continues. An Independence Day extravaganza feature of your work goes up July 1st!

Whew! Are we having summer fun yet? ;)

Come see the 25 Star Spangled Spectacular July 4th Projects *Here!*

{I host a weekly linky party. Come find out more here!  I'm sharing these Summer Fun Projects 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, Live-Laugh-Rowe, No Minimalist Here, Nest of PosiesSavvy Southern StyleSomeday Crafts, The Trendy TreehouseVery Merry Vintage StyleFamily Home and LifeWhat We Wore & Made,SnapThursday:  Bliss Ranch Hot Fun in the Summertime, Shabby NestFriday:  Funky Junk InteriorsAnything 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 Normal,  It's OverflowingSisters of the Wild West, Sew Country ChickSunday: Nifty Thrifty Things, DIY Project Parade, Under The Table and DreamingMy 1929 CharmerSew Darned Crafty}

Wildly Original Party & Features #6

Welcome to the Wildly Original Round Up linky party here at I Gotta Create! We have another treasure trove of talent to enjoy before linking up and making new friends. Check these featured artists out:

{Please click the link to the artist's blog before pinning so they get the credit they deserve. Thanks!}

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Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket by Pocketful of DreamsSo sweet!

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Blog Tips Linky Party - Welcome to the Cafe!

We're putting on a fresh pot of coffee here at the Blog Tips Cafe Linky Party, so pull up a chair and we'll pour you some great blogging tips wisdom! Or maybe you'd like to serve up some of your own...we welcome that, too!

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Craftiments Blogging Tip
Here's a FANTASTIC Pinterest tip from Kirstin over at Craftiments to help encourage pinning from the original post.  I'll describe my Pinterest woes in a future post. For now let's just say Kirstin's tip is easy and brilliant! If you ever share someone else's work on your blog, you'll want to take her simple advice.

You'll find lots of great tips here at the Cafe, including featured link #'s 1, 5, 3, 14, 18, 13, 27, 40, and now 44! If you have a great tip about blogging, link up! Stay and browse a bit and enjoy learning from others' experience...

Blogging Tips only, please. The craft/DiY party starts at 7pm CST on a separate post. Thanks!

{This party is for blogging tips only. If you have a DiY project, come link up at the weekly Wildly Original Round Up party.} 

Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer Float

It's one of the very best summertime treats: a Root Beer Float! This classic is great whether you serve it up for a birthday, a cook out, movie night or "just because." We serve it here with a twist...

Western Fringe Popcorn Bag Tutorial

Movie nights at home are the best! Shoot the fun factor through the roof with this super cheap and cute idea: faux 'leather' fringed bags for your popcorn. 

They're made from plain, ordinary, everyday lunch sacks...  

Wildly Original Features #5 & New Party Link

*click here* for this week's party!

Beautiful work! I'm giving y'all a standing-O! 

Before we start let me just say 2 things: 
(1) I'm having a hard time holding off on those July 4th projects for the extravaganza! What do you think: when shall we post them? Next week, or on July 4th since that's our Wednesday party day?  
(2) I'm working with our next Inspiring Creative Woman and will be on the lookout for which one of you will follow in her footsteps!

Ok. Let's get started. I encourage you to visit some of the featured artists and those who link up this week and say 'howdy.' {You'll generate good visit karma ;) }

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Beachy photo in a bottle by Craftiments. Love this. She shows you how to make your own driftwood, too - sans sea!

Tall Fish Tales {DiY Card}

Tall {Fish} Tales! Fun card idea for #fathersday or birthday! | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

He's a great catch, so let him know it with a card you create yourself. 

Tall {Fish} Tales! Fun card idea for #fathersday or birthday! | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!
When you use a rubber stamp to create your image, you can have lots of fun and color coordinate it any way you want! This card complements the *embossed gift boxes.* Here's a closer look...

Wildly Original Features #4 & New Party Link

Wow! This was the best party yet. So many GREAT ideas that I can't feature them all, but here's a start. 

I encourage you to visit some of the featured artists and those who link up this week and say 'howdy.'

Lovely for us and for Father's Day, too...
1. "Tee it Up" Golf Placecard by Oh My! Creative
2. Re-purposed Texas Antler Horn Shelf by Timeless Treasures
3. Craft Room Reveal by The Pursuit of Happiness {my hubby wishes mine looked so tidy! can anyone relate?}
4. Insulator Coat Rack by Creatively Living

Star Spangled Straw Caddy {DiY}

You're never going to believe how you can make your very own spectacular Star Spangled Straw Caddy for next to nothing with items you may already have around the house.

Whether you have a cookout, potluck, or other party planned...

Pringles Can Firecracker Tutorial!

Ka-boom! These little cuties will knock your socks off and ignite your imagination. Here are two quick variations for the Pringles can firecracker tutorial: (1) Mod Podge and (2) Paint.

Wildly Original Features #3 & New Party Link

WILDLY fabulous talent out there, ya'all!!  Are you ready for another party?  First...here's this week's round up ranging from great crafts to romantic rooms to fantastic furniture.

 Liberty Banner by A Little Stone House. You've gotta see the entire banner - so much detail, sparkle and beauty for Independence Day!!

 I can't help myself! I featured Emily's Up-Cycled Furniture last week, but this Bohemian Small Chest would NOT be ignored this week!

 Grass-haired little friends are doggone cute and fun for the kids! Another creative idea from East Coast Mommy.

 This is not blown glass...it is a super simple Melted Bead Bowl by In His Grip. Fun and Fantastic!

 Luxurious and romantic, this Master Bedroom Reveal by My Champagne Taste will have you swooning! Don't miss the silver-leaf dresser!

"Crochet" Clay Dish by Til Death Do Us Part is surprisingly simple and elegant. You'll want to make one ASAP!

Heart shape appliqué quilt by Mominizer was made from a little girl's favorite t-shirts. She shows you how to do it!

This is one of my FAVORITE recycle-repurpose projects because I have so many tea lights. Tea Light Flowers by The House That Built Us is brilliant!

And, in case you didn't catch it, Lizy B Bakes is the current Inspiring Creative Woman at I Gotta Create! What do cookies have to do with world peace? Check out the interview ;)

Artists, you are STARS at I Gotta Create! --including those featured on Facebook and Pinterest! Grab your feature button {the code is on the sidebar}!  I will be choosing the next Inspiring Creative Woman from this party theme. Will it be you

Thank you for making this a fun, well-attended party by including a text link or party button in your post <3 <3 <3
Grab the code on the sidebar, 
the Generic Party Button at the bottom of the blog, 
or copy this text link to I Gotta Create!

Party Rules:  
{1} Link to your post, not just your blog. 
{2} Link back to I Gotta Create! in your post {preferred} or blog front page {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. I will delete, pardner.  
{4} Spread some love by commenting on others' work. 
{5} I'd love it if you joined my blog as a follower or subscriber.
{6} Because of the work involved for your party host {me!} features will be chosen from those who do {#2} and {#5}

Now it's your turn...
Giddy Up and Link UP!