300+ Followers Giveaway!!!

Mar 31, 2012

Guess what?
This blog reached over 300 followers last week!
In fact, ACC has 365 followers!
Am I going crazy? This little blog is almost six months old - I could never of dreamed of something like this!

So, I must say THANK YOU! to all of you amazing ladies! All of you are the best!

If you are on my Facebook page, you might've seen an update on this giveaway. Thanks Carri, Jennifer, Heather, and all the rest who 'liked' the post! You guys made me feel special, plus, who doesn't want free stuff?

Are you anxious to know what you could win? Well, first off, you could win:
A two-month ad space right here on my blog
The ad space can only be won through giveaways, or given to those who offer giveaways on ACC.

Now, for the second part of the prize package, you could win
a craft stash box!
The photos below shows you most of the items that will be in the box:
pom poms, sequins, faux rose petals, ribbon scraps, assorted buttons, metal photo corners, mini flower pot, embroidery floss, jingle bells, alphabet beads, metal scrapbook stickers, fabric scraps, and wooden scrapbook cutouts!
(some items not pictured)

Pretty cool, right?! And this is ALL thanks to YOU GUYS!
ONE winner will take both of these prizes!
If you are the winner, I would love to see what you make with these! You can send me a photo/tutorial and I'll make a featured post about it!

Use the Raffle Copter below to enter. You do not need to have a blog to enter.
(click through the jump to view)

Five Things Friday #7 {Rainbow} and Spring Photo

Mar 30, 2012

Hello all! I'm so excited to announce today's FTF #7!

This week's theme is:
Check out these five features!

These rainbow shoes by The Swell Life are SO fun and sparkly!
All this food from Meaningful Mama's Rainbow Party looks delicious!!! She also made a super cool rainbow cake!!
 Toys In The Dryer shows you how to make rainbows on the walls, floors, ceiling, etc!
Cheerios and Lattes made rainbow noodles to entertain the kiddos on a rainy day!

I adore this photo! Such a beautiful landscape ties in with a double rainbow.

GREAT job everyone! If you were featured, please grab my featured button!

I'm also participating in Linda's photo challenge again - I won last week! This week's theme is "Spring"

Have a fantastic Friday. Come back soon for my first giveaway!

Linking here:
Our Reflection Photo Challenge

I got tagged! & Blog Award

Mar 28, 2012

Part 1:
Hello everyone!

Fair warning - this is a LOONNG post! I've been running behind on some things.

First of all, I'm choosing my favorite picks from Sugar Bee Crafts' link party! You can see my post here.

Second of all, I bet you've seen the blog tag that's been passed around. Well, here's another one! :]
I got tagged a week or two ago (sorry for the delay!!) by Kayla's Creations and yesterday by Marilyn from 4 You With Love. Thank you both!

The Rules:
1. Post the rules
2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger posted for you and then 
3. Create 11 questions to ask the people you've tagged
4. Tag 11 bloggers and link them in your post
5. Let them know you've been tagged!

So I'm going to start with the 11 questions Kayla asked me:

1. If you could have one wish granted, what would it be?
Probably to fly. Totally cheesy, I know, but could you imagine how fun that would be?

2. Are you a coffee drinker?

3. What is your favorite song?
Hmm.... I'm a huge musical fan! My favorites are Les Miserables and Wicked. I love all their songs!

4. Do you have any pets?
My dog, Zoe, who is a chihuahua-dachshund mix. I also have a pet snake, Severus Snake (for all you Harry Potter readers!).

5. What is your favorite room in your home?
I honestly don't know. I love my bedroom, because it's so comfy. I love the upstairs loft, which is always sunny and bright. I love the living room, where family time happens most.

6. What is your favorite movie?
How can I pick one? Tangled, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Princess Bride, RED, and Men in Black. Such fun movies!

7. What do you like to do to relax?
I like to either take a shower, or sit on the couch and watch Netflix.

8. What is your favorite season?
Winter and Summer. I love Winter because of the nice, cool weather and Christmas crafting. I love Summer because of swimming and longer hours to craft!

9. Do you have a favorite holiday? If so, what is it?
Christmas. Yep, I love it! So many goodies and family time.

10. What would you eat everyday if you could?
Probably Pizza. It can be made so many different ways and tastes so good! Or maybe oranges - I love fruit.

11. Do you enjoy cooking?
I do, but I mostly enjoy making it look pretty. :]

Thanks Kayla for those awesome questions!
Now onto Marilyn's 11 questions:

1. What was your favorite childhood toy?
I loved this one little green dog named 'Mint' that I had gotten from a museum. I actually accidentally stole it - I walked out still holding it. My mom noticed later that night and rushed back over to pay for it! Mint is so memorable. :P

2. How many children were in your family and what is your birth order?
I have a brother and a sister. I'm the youngest and my sister is the oldest.

3. If you are married, how did you meet him?
I'm not married, so I haven't met 'him' yet!

4. What do you do when you are not blogging?
I am usually out and about, but sometimes I am at the craft store!

5. Do you do any volunteering and if so what/where?
I do a charity community yard sale each year, and we all put lots of volunteer time into donating, pricing, and making signs! Each year the money goes to a different organization.

6. What is your favorite activity that you blog about?
I love making photo tutorials about crafts!

7. What is your favorite childhood memory?
I'm not sure... maybe when I met my best friend or a Christmas with my family.

8. Who is your (fantasy) dream guy?
Oh boy! My 'dream guy' would be someone who loves the Lord and has a heart for others. And someone who likes crafting!

9. What is  the "creating/crafting" skill your mom/grandmother taught you and you always think of them whenever you make something with this medium?
I don't think there's any crafting/creating skill I have gotten from relatives. But my great-grandmother taught me three different ways to play Solitaire when I was 10.

10. Where do you see your blog 12 months from today?
I see a new, fun design, a sidebar full of sponsors, an email contacts list full of new friends, and a pile of crafts in my closet!

11. Who is your idol?
I admire my Mom's heart for others. She continuously is helping the homeless and friends in need.

And now for the 11 blogs I tagged (22 was a bit over-the-top for me)
Sarah at All Things Blogs
Kate at See Kate Sew
Autie and Jen at Icandy Handmade
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy
Kelsey at Embracing Messy
Nichelle at Vintage Wanna Bee
Heather at Heatherly Loves

Congrats all of you! Your 11 questions are:
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Do you have a favorite color combo?
3. What's your favorite craft medium/item to work with? (ex. buttons, paper, fabric, etc)
4. Michaels or Joann?
5. Are you a morning person?
6. Where do you see your blog a year from today?
7. Who is your favorite singer/actor?
8. Facebook or Twitter?
9. What is your favorite dessert?
10. Describe something specific you would have in your dream craft room/kitchen.
11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?

Part 2
I got my second blog award! I am so excited!
I have been nominated by Michelle from Michelle's Tasty Creations. Thanks so much Michelle!

The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Select 15 bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly
4. Tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself

A few extra notes:
1. Make sure to add this too!
2. Tell each nominated blogger that you nominated them

That's it! Oh boy - I've nominated 15 blogs below who I follow regularly.
Christine from The DIY Dreamer
Desiree from The 36th Avenue
Nichelle from Vintage Wanna Bee
Jessica from Me Sew Crazy
Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots
Kate from See Kate Sew
Jamie, Julianna, Janae, and Jade from The Letter 4
Kelly from Live.Laugh.Rowe.
Ashley from Cherished Bliss
Sarah from All Things Blogs
Rose from A Rosie Sweet Home
Susan from Oh My! Creative
Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts
Rachel from Family Ever After...
Ashley from Mommy by Day Crafter by Night

Here are the seven things about me:
1. I love strawberry ice cream. I used to think I didn't like it much... oh well, all those years of my life wasted without strawberry ice cream!

2. I am totally addicted to entering giveaways. Seriously! I win them sometimes, which makes me overjoyed!

3. I have a few cereal boxes and granola bar boxes on a shelf waiting for a craft. Haha!

4. I also have two egg cartons waiting for a craft!

5. I can't stand the feeling of a squished bug under my hand (or tissue.... or book!)

6. I am attracted to office supplies. Am I the only one?

7. I have a binder full of ideas that I haven't done yet. I don't know when I will!

Wow! Congratulations if you made it to the end of this post! All of you bloggers who I tagged/nominated - CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve it!

And now to end this never-ending post.
Have an awesome Wednesday!
(P.S. I created a new signature! What do you think?)

Sock Bunnies

Mar 25, 2012

What's cuter than a little bunny?
A Sock Bunny!

You are definitely in for a treat today!

Based on the beanbags here, I created these fun little bunnies!

Let's start hoppin'!
Child's sock ($1 from Target dollar section)
Scrap felt
About 1/2 bag of rice
Pom pom
rubber band
Ribbon (I bought mine here)

 Fill the sock just before the heel.
 Tie the top off with a rubber band, and tie a ribbon around the center to separate the body from the head.
I cut lots of different felt faces before I settled on just one.

 Cut the ears, rounding them.
 Since the heel was pink, it made the pink 'insides' of ears that bunnies have!
 Glue the pom pom on the back
You're done!
I took lots of photos of both my bunnies - so much fun! Which bunny is your favorite?

 Bunny bums!

Guess what? Both of the bunnies cost me $.50 - I had everything else on hand except the striped sock.
Have an awesome Sunday!

Five Things Friday #6 {Polka Dots}

Mar 22, 2012

Hello There!

Welcome to the 6th edition of Five Things Friday!!!

I have the funn-est theme ever for today!...

Before I get on to the five awesome projects, i'd like everyone to know that if you have an idea for a theme, send it over to me and if I choose it, i'll include the credit & link back to your blog! :]

Something Sweet...

Happy Thursday everyone!

I found out the coolest thing - Our Reflection holds a weekly photo challenge every Friday! How cool is that?

This week's challenge is 'Something Sweet'.
If I could get a photo of all my awesome followers together, i'd turn that in!
Which reminds me... the ACC Facebook page has 60 fans! Woo!
I now have over 200 followers total via GFC, LF, Pinterest, FB, Bloglovin', and email! You guys are seriously the best!

Now onto my 'something sweet' photo entry:

Also a few extras I took - I'm craving Peeps now!

Spring Spring Spring!

Mar 20, 2012

Happy first day of Spring!

I can't believe it is here! I better get crackin' on all my Spring projects!

A few Spring projects floating around the internet
These bunny tail cookies are the best!!!

from Lizy B

When I saw this yarn spring wreath, I practically fell over! I seriously am in love!

from The 36th Avenue

Honestly, what could be cuter than this sweet Spring suitcase?

from Chaotically Creative

Have an awesome day filled with Peeps and fun!
(If you were featured, feel free to grab a featured button in my sidebar!)

Liebster Blog Award

Mar 18, 2012

I received my first blog award! *Insert happy dance here*

{German word meaning 'dearest' or 'beloved'}

Sarah from All Things Blogs sent me an email that I had been chosen for the award! Thank you so much Sarah!!! You are so sweet and awesome! <3

More about the Liebster Award:

It is for the blogging community, awarded to building and brand new blogs who have less than 200 followers. 
Those who receive the award must then make a blog post and choose five other blogs to get the award!


1. Please thank the person who presented the Liebster Blog Award on your blog

2. Link back to the presenter of the award (In my case, Sarah)

3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to five blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
(Following them would also be a good idea - it's a nice way to say thanks!)

5. Let those blogs know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog or emailing them

And now... *drumroll please* 

The five blogs I have nominated are:

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mar 17, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, my friends!

I hope today you didn't get pinched, and if you did, then it wasn't too hard. ;]

Giant, Decorative Tulle Bow

Another little girl's room project! You could also use this cute bow to decorate a lamp, or a gift box/bag!
I posted a No-Sew Doll Pillow the other day, go check it out!

One large strip of tulle (about 3' x 1'?)
Hot Glue

 Start with your strip of tulle (It's kind of hard to see - sorry. Look for the purple tint!)