Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Love Forever Card

I love the look of this card.
Must be because I didn't make it...
Another card group addition.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mother's Day Card Set Winner

Thanks to all who participated in the Mther's Day Card Set Giveaway!

I had my 4 year old pick the winning name from a hat and the winner is...
Sara Miller!

You can contact me through email at

Or leave me a comment with your address!

Congratulations, Sara!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"I have a hero" board

(Don't forget to enter the "Mother's Day Card Set" Giveaway here)

A while back I bought some vinyl letters at the Holy Cow Boutique that read
"I have a Hero...
His name is Dad!"

They were fairly cheap so I thought I'd find a use for them.

A few days later I went to Roberts and found a 4x24" board, just waiting to be decorated.
This is what I came up with:

I painted the board dark blue.
Then I dipped a toothbrush in cream paint and splattered the entire thing.

I had some extra magnetic metal scraps from a previous project, so I cut them down to 3.5x5" rectangles.
I centered them on the board, then attached the vinyl letters at the top and bottom.

I took wooden stars (painted them cream with blue splatters), and made them into magnets.
Perfect for holding up two pictures.

I glued 3 extra stars in the middle.

A perfect wall hanging for the boys room!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mother's Day Giveaway!

Are you ready for Mother's Day?
I am half way done - getting a good early start this year,
and I thought I would provide an extra help to the rest of you!

I have never done a giveaway before but it seems to be the popular thing to do nowadays...

Since Mother's Day is just around the corner,
and I always seem to have an abundance of cards...
This is what I am offering:
A collection of 10 beautiful hand-made cards!

You will recieve 2 of these Happy Mother's Day Cards:
(One for yours, and one for the in-law)

As well as one of each of these:

Each card was hand-made by me.
They come in an assortment of sizes but each includes an envelope.

These would be a perfect addition or solution to your Mother's Day gift
(or of course to keep for yourself!).

Here's How to Enter:

1) Become a follower (2 entries)

2) Tell a friend about 'createmybliss' and have them become a follower (2 entries)
(Be sure to have them write me a comment saying you were the one who referred them)

3) Leave me a comment saying which card is your favorite! (1 entry)

Giveaway will close next Thursday, April 22nd at 5:00 pm
The winner will be announced on
Friday, April 23rd,
which should allow plenty of time for them to contact me with their mailing address (US only, please).

Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thinking of You Card

Another addition from the card group.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Skirt to Shirt - Tutorial

I had an old elastic waist band skirt...
It had been a while since I had worn it, but I loved the pattern too much to throw away.
I decided to try and reinvent.

So... one old skirt became one new shirt...

Let me emphasize again that I tried to reinvent.
I am in no way an expert when it comes to sewing.
I always make lots of mistakes, but it somehow turns out to be okay in the end...

Here's How I did it:

Cut off the elastic waist and both side seams.
You should be left with two pieces that are the same size.

Find a shirt that fits you well and lay it out flat as a guide.

Now place your fabric (right sides together) under the shirt.
I kept the bottom hem of the skirt so I could us it for the bottom of the new shirt (and I made it a little bit longer).

As you can see, there isn't enough fabric, so I decided to make an empire waist.

I measured the same distance from the armpit on both sides and then cut it out up to that point (don't forget to leave 1/2" or so on both sides for seam allowance.

Then I cut a straight line across.

You should be left with two of these pieces:

Cut the long straps off of the sides, and it will be perfect for the front top piece:

Sew the sides of the shirt together, and sew on the top.

After that, I found some coordinating black fabric and sewed a neck line...

Then I tried it on and found that it was much too long (side to side) on the top, so I cut it down to fit me specifically.
(I also made an elongated triangle strap to go across the waistline, and layed it on top to see what it would look like).

I attached the strap to go along the waist,
and then I took another long strap of black and sewed it on to go from under one arm,
around the neck,
and back to the other arm...

And there you have it!