Link Up!

We want to be inspired by you! Link up blog posts that relate to projects, recipes, and topics below so everyone can see your fabulous masterpiece. Share your creations so we can all see it!! If you have an idea to share, please email us.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Create & Share With Us - June Challenge - 4th of July

We want you to create and share with us!!

The theme for the month of June is 4th of July.

You have until the 25th day of June to submit your finished project and to share it on your personal blog.  It can be a craft, a printable, kids activity, or a recipe. 

In order to help keep you inspired, we will post submitted projects a few at a time throughout the month.  That way if you love an idea and want to make it for yourself, you have time to get it done before July 4th. 
On the first day of July we will announce our favorite project and feature you on our sidebar.

The creator of our favorite project will win a gift card to the craft store of their choice: Michaels, AC Moore, or Hobby Lobby.

How to join in on the fun:

Send us an email to with your name, the name of your blog, a picture of your finished project, and a link to this project featured on your blog.

Make sure you follow our blog, so you will know when your project is featured.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Create & Share With Us

We want you to create and share with us!!

Each month we will issue you a craft challenge and we want you all to create something that fits in with the theme.

On the first day of each month we will provide the challenge and you have until the 25th day of the month to submit your finished project. On the first day of the next month we will announce our favorite project and feature you on our sidebar. The creator of our favorite project will win a gift card to the craft store of their choice: Michaels, AC Moore, or Hobby Lobby.

How to join in on the fun:
Send us an email to with a picture of your finished project, and a link to this craft featured on your blog.

Our first challenge will be posted on June 1st (hint hint... think red, white, and blue)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Show Off Your Headboard

I love finding fabulous headboards that other people have made so I was thrilled when I came across this West Elm knock-off headboard made by Decor and the Dog.
They share an easy tutorial so you can make your own West Elm knock off headboard.

We would love to see your headboard. It can be one you've made, repurposed, bought at a thrift store or bought from your favorite store. We just love seeing fabulous headboards. 

Please link up below so you can show off your headboard.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Homemade Beauty Products

I love the idea of making beauty products myself and I think they make wonderful gifts. I've been inspired by a few recipes I've come across.
Chocolate Body Scrub by Sweet Tidings
DIY Pore Strips by Petit Elephant
Homemade Lip Balm by Mindful Momma

I'm definitely going to try these recipes soon!

Have you made homemade beauty products?  If so, link up below and share with us.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Subway Art Ideas

Here at Create and Share, we love subway art and we want you to show off the subway art you've created.

We know how much time goes into making subway art so link it up below so we can see it and others can be inspired by you!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fun and Easy Bracelets

Spring is finally here which means we are finally getting out our short sleeve tops.

I don't wear a lot of bracelets in the winter because my wrists are covered so I'm so excited to start wearing my bracelets again!  And, I'm ready to be inspired with some fun and cute new bracelets that won't break the bank.

Here are a few I've seen that I have to try:
Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom shows how to make fun, easy, and inexpensive bracelets out of popsicle sticks.
Show Tell Share shows this fabulous cuff that is super easy to make.  I will be going to Hobby Lobby this week to see if I can find a wood cuff bracelet.

We want to see some bracelets you've made recently.  Inspire us to start making some jewelry. 

Link up any bracelet you've made and posted on your blog.  We want everyone to show off their fabulous creation!!

And, if you have some awesome bracelets for sale at your Etsy shop, add your etsy shop HERE.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make Your Own Canvas Crafts

I have a new found obsession with canvas projects.  I usually pick them up whenever I see them on sale at my local A.C. Moore store.  The other week my local A.C. Moore had 24x30 or 24x36 deep canvases on sale for $9.99.  They are regularly $34.99.  What a deal! 

What about this World Market knock-off from Two Girls Being Crafty.  I have painted a square canvas...but haven't started this project yet...maybe tonight.  I just love it.  You can use any colors to match your decor.

And look at this super easy project.  Stylelush uses canvas and laser cut scrapbook paper to create this cute artwork. 
I love how easy this project is and I know exactly where to find those laser cut scrapbook papers.  What a perfect way to decorate a nursery or playroom.

We want to see your art work.  Be sure to link up with something fabulous you have created on canvas below.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Printables for a Great Cause

I have a new found obsession with printables.  I love to download all of the free ones I see and LOVE on the Internet and I have been dabbling in making my own. 

This evening while going through my Google Reader and came across Sprik Space's new printables for a great cause.  Aimee is offering some great printables in hopes you will make a small donation to a family who has lost two children due to cystic fibrosis.  Check out her page, this cause, and these awesome printables.   What a WIN-WIN situation.  You can get a fabulous printable or two and donate to a great cause in the mean time.  I am loving the lime green" I love you" one as well as the "remember this moment" one.  Sprik Space has a TON of awesome FREE printables.  I am sure you will find one you would love to print out and have.

If you offer free printables on your page, feel free to link up below.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Laptop Sleeve

I love reading fun sewing tutorials!

Sew LeeLaa shows us how to make an adorable laptop sleeve and bag. I definitely need one of these.

Kaitlyn has a great blog.  You have to check it out!
We want to see your lapstop sleeve or bag that you've created yourself.  Link up your project below or if you make this fabulous bag using Sew LeeLaa's tutorial show it off below.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nutella Recipes

I've never tasted, bought or made anything with nutella but I see the commercial all the time and lately I've seen some fabulous recipes that use nutella.

Don't these recipes look delicious?  It makes me want to go out and buy Nutella right this minute!
Joy in the Jumble used Nutella to make Rice Krispie Treats

Monya Moments has a great recipe for Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownies. 

So I need your help and inspiration. 
Show us your favorite recipe that you've made that uses Nutella so we can all be inspired and swap some great Nutella recipes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Show Us Your Wreath

I'm always looking for cute wreath ideas.  I have to admit that I don't currently have a wreath on my door but I would love some inspiration.  I need some creative ideas so I can dress up my door.

I'm loving this wreath created by Sis Bliss.  I love the idea of including felt flowers.

I also love the bright colors used in this wreath by Lisa at The Pursuit of Happiness.
This jelly bean wreath by Nikki Nifty Knacks would also be fun to make!

Create & Share wants to see a wreath you've made.  Show off your fabulous wreath by linking up below.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring and Easter Free Printables

We are loving all the Spring and Easter printables we've come across in blogland and would love for everybody to show off their fabulous free printable that relate to Spring and/or Easter.

Here are some we came across that we are lovin':

This printable from Ladybird Ln is fun and unique.  

This printable from Landee See, Landee Do is perfect for Easter!

And how cute are these Peep Treat Toppers?  We definitely want to print these out!!  Thanks for sharing Itsy Bitsy Paper.

So link up the Spring or Easter printables your offering on your blog and enjoy looking at what others have created.  Remember to leave comments especially if you print out one of the fabulous printables.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Share Your Favorite Easter Recipe

Easter is in about a week.  We have plans to go to an Easter brunch, however I will want to find a great recipe for a fun dessert to enjoy afterwards.  

I think I am going to make these Easter egg hunt cookies.  Aren't they adorable?  They would be perfect for a kid's party.  I am hoping to pick up some of these mini Cadbury creme eggs at Target so I can make some.  This recipe calls for jelly beans on top.  You could also use the robin egg candies or the Reeses Pieces eggs.  

These are Katrina's cookies from In Katrina's Kitchen.  Be sure to check out her other great recipes.
Easter Egg Hunt Cookies  
Link up below and share your favorite Easter recipe. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recreate With Old T-shirts

I love the idea of making new things out of old and/or unwanted objects.
So I was so excited to read this fabulous tutorial.

MeMe & He shows us how to make a cute necklace out of an old t-shirt.

I love this idea and can't wait to make one for myself.

We want to see what you've made out of t-shirts or any fabulous jewelry you've made recently.  Add your creation below so we can be inspired by you also.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Calling All Chocolate Lovers

Boufee E Bambini posted these fabulous Chocolate Ganache and Mint Pudding Cups with Crushed Oreo and Fresh Mint.  Don't they look amazing?
I also love the idea of serving them in the mason jars.

We want you to show off any recipe you've posted that includes chocolate.  Add your recipe below so your blog can be featured.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm Going Bananas ~ Recipes Using Bananas

One of my husband's favorite treats is banana bread.  I used to be that wife who bought the boxed banana bread from the grocery store.  I think boxed banana bread is pretty tasty.  Well I stopped making it once I came across a recipe for homemade banana bread. 

It seems as if we always have a few extra ripe bananas leftover at the end of the week.  So they are perfect to throw into some banana bread.  Or you can freeze them and when you are ready to use them, cut off the tip of one end and then squeeze them into your recipe.

Link up below to share your favorite recipe that uses BANANAS!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Who Loves Etsy?

Today I stumbled across Heartsy.  Have you heard of it?  I am a huge fan of Groupon and buy many of their deals...well Heartsy is pretty much the same thing but they only feature Etsy sellers.   With the tight economy it makes sense for people to want good deals.  Or, if you have an Etsy shop and haven't heard of this great site, you need to hurry up and check it out so you can be featured on there.  So if you love Etsy, why not sign up with Heartsy to get their daily deals sent to your inbox?  Here is another one of those things where I think I wish I had thought of it...

Here is a recent Heartsy deals I wish I had scooped up -

$12 for a $30 credit to this super cool Etsy shop - HelloGoodbyeAgain.

We want you to share your Etsy shop or your favorite Etsy shop.  Add it to the linky below so you can feature the fabulous items you create and sell.  

*We have no affiliation with Heartsy or the Etsy shops profiled in today's post... we are just sharing something fabulous we stumbled across*

Saturday, April 9, 2011

We Want to Feature You!

We are two friends with blogs.

We read so many other fabulous blog posts and come across amazing  ideas
all of the time that we share with one another.  Most of the time we  realize
we have done a version similar or we realize we could make that same
thing...or tweak it and make it to better suit our needs.  Or  sometimes we have
these great ideas to share and want to get it out  there to more people than
those who follow our blogs.

So we decided to create this blog so everyone can feel as if  their
creative ideas are being shared among the masses.

For our first post we are just asking people to link  up their favorite
craft, DIY project, recipe, remodel, etc... to the  linky below.  The images
are larger than the usual linky parties I've seen  so everyone can feel as if
their idea is being featured!

We will be featuring crafts, DIY projects, recipes, and home decor projects
 and then would love for everybody to link up with similar projects you've

We also welcome you to contact us with crafts, DIY projects, recipes, and
home decor projects you would like us to feature on our blog.

So go a link below, and then grab our button and add us to
your blog.  Don't forget to follow us so you get a new fabulous idea
delivered to your Google Reader each day.