Just Something I Whipped Up …..with The Biggest Loser??????????

***Edited 8/9/11 – Unfortunately I don’t have any more VIP passes to hand out. :( Best wishes to everyone who is auditioning.***

Okay, do I have your attention??? GOOD!!! My friend Aaron is the new casting director for THE BIGGEST LOSER!!! Yup! So excited for him! Anyhow, he put the word out to all of his personal friends on Facebook to spread the word about the casting call for Season 13. If you are interested in being a contestant on the show, LET ME KNOW! I will hook you up with Aaron and he will get you a VIP Pass. Here is a list of locations and dates for their Casting Calls:

Saturday July 30
Austin, TX
New York, NY
Detroit, MI
Saturday August 6
Charlotte, NC
Washington, DC
Atlanta, GA
Saturday August 13
St. Louis, MO
Salt Lake City, UT
Phoenix, AZ
Saturday August 20
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Orlando, FL
If you need more info, visit www.thebiggestlosercasting.com
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Okay, just wanted to thank everyone for submitting ideas and suggestions for a new tag line for The Girl Creative. There were some really good ones!!!!!!! I’m in the middle of a big design for a friend so mine has to wait a few weeks. I’m also going to be re-working my design blog and taking on new customers soon so probably a big reveal will take place at the end of the Summer time. If you know you are in the market for a new design and want first dibs on my wait list for the fall, let me know and I will get the new pricing to you and get you on the list. :)

Alright, now that all that business is out of the way, what have you been working on? Link up!


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  1. says

    oh my I would like to get a vip pass for Orlando FLorida, I desperately need help my sugar level is out of control and I need help…
    How do I get in touch with you?
    Thanks
    Maggie

  2. says

    Congrats to Aaron! My dear friend here in Austin TX would LOVE the VIP info! Her husband was killed in a Kayaking accident back in Oct. She has always struggled with her weight but since his death it has overwhelmed her. She is ready to jump back into life and would love an opportunity such as this! Thank You!

  3. says

    Is there any way you could put me in contact with your friend? I’m perilously close to 300lbs and just as close to turning 30 :-( I’m hoping to attend the casting call in St. Louis this weekend.

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Just Something I Whipped Up – With Features

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you all had a great weekend! Before we get started with this week’s party, I wanted to feature a few of my favorites from last week. :)

Love this kitchen cabinet turned storage bench from Leidi Bird Blog

“Family” sign from Pink Ink Doodle:

Repurposed cabinet door from Two Tiny Two Heads {love this!! and the design!}

Red, white and burlap picture from Mama Says Sew:

Simple favor cones from Homespun with Love:

Can’t wait to see what everyone has cooked up this week. Grab a button (is there one in my sidebar? I don’t even know!), add a link, have fun!


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    I am sure that I have said this before but this blog is absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks for hosting another great party!
    Jenni
    kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

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Just Something I Whipped Up with Girl.Inspired

I’m excited to have Stef from Girl.Inspired over here to help host Just Something I Whipped Up and also to share a new project with you. She is super talented and I discovered her blog (or did she discover mine??? Who cares, we “met” and she’s awesome) last year sometime and she quickly became one of my favorites. Thanks, Stef, for bringing something new to The Girl Creative!

It is such an honor to guest post here at The Girl Creative! 
Today, I thought we could do a really quick project to add some fun and cuteness to your next party!  Let’s call these straw flare.  I’m sure there’s a more technical term, but I like flare.  And I like this project because it’s really fast, it’s inexpensive, and who doesn’t love a special little straw in their cup?  

You’ll need just a few supplies:  heavy cardstock, a craft knife of some sort (I love this little one from Fiskars),   paper straws, and a die cut/punch/shape maker (I used Cricut).
Okay!  Let’s get started.  First, cut or punch your shapes from your cardstock.  I like using a variety of coordinating papers to add dimension and color to the project.  You could even cut a variety of coordinating shapes.  Hold your cut-out up to the straw to make sure that the size looks proportionate.  When you have all of your cut-outs, lay them out on a self-healing surface or a thick sheet of cardboard.  Using your craft knife, cut two parallel slits horizontally in your cut-out.  Weave a straw through the cut portion so the majority of the straw is behind the cut-out.

 Arrange assembled straws in an upright container and display near the cups and drinks.  That is it! 
Wasn’t that simple? 
For more straw flare inspiration, you can visit me over at girl. Inspired. where I’ll show you a cute girly version and another way to display the straws!
Thanks for having me over, Diana!

Grab a button, pop it up on your blog somewhere and add a link to a project you’ve been working on that you want to share!

The Girl Creative

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Just Something I Whipped Up with Caroline G. {Giveaway}

Hi Friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. :) It was soooo cold here in NY this weekend. I’m talking single digits. Ouch! I know, what a wimp I am. Some of you have it worse and I sympathize!! :)

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This week’s linky party is being sponsored by Caroline G. Caroline is a preschool teacher who started making bows in March of 2010. Upon being stopped by shoppers while she was out wearing her headbands and being asked where she purchased them, Caroline decided to start selling them online. She is very passionate about young girls knowing that they can do anything that they put their  minds to, so 10% of her profits from each bow will be donated to Girls Inc which teaches girls to be strong, smart and bold! Bows from Caroline G. are perfect for everyday wear, dressing up and even make fabulous photography props.

Here are a few bows and headbands that you can find in her shop:

The Flower Hair Bow


The Basic Bow

The Ribbon Spike Bows

One lucky reader is going to receive 2 Ribbon Spike Headbands from Caroline G.  Here’s what you need to do to enter:

  • Visit the Caroline G. website and then leave a comment on this post telling me what bow you liked best in her shop.
  • Please be sure to leave your email address if you do not have a blog so that we can contact you if you win. 

 FOR EXTRA ENTRIES please feel free to do as many of the following that you’d like. Please be sure to leave a comment for each extra thing that you do:

  • LIKE Caroline G. on Facebook (you will find the “like” button at the bottom of her website)
  • LIKE The Girl Creative on Facebook
  • Follow The Girl Creative on the blog or via Twitter
  • Blog or Tweet about this giveaway

Giveaway will end on Tuesday January 25 at Midnight EST.

Okay, it’s linky time!!! I’ve abandoned the whole Themed Linky Party idea because no matter how many times I explain it, we still get a ton of links that do not apply to the theme and I’m just too lazy to go through them and delete them all. Plus, POINT TAKEN!! lol You’d rather link up what you want!!! And I don’t blame you. :) So…….ROCK ON and LINK UP to whatever you’ve been working on lately. :)

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  1. says

    Thanks for hosting! I kind of like the idea of a themed link up…but I totally get how much work it would be to keep up:) Single digits sounds miserable to me…we have been in the 20’s at night and that is freezing to me!

  2. says

    LOL that’s so funny because I was looking through the links and thinking to myself, “Shoot, it’s a flower themed link up.. i don’t have anything this week!” But then I read it! :) I guess there were just a lot of flower making ladies this week!

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    Thanks for hosting! It is my first time linking up!!

    As for the giveaway- I really like the double layer red bow on Caroline’s website. So cute!
    wiggysgirl1026 at gmail com

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    I loved your theme parties. There were times when I didn’t have anything to link up, but I still did some browsing. But I understand about people not following the instructions.

    Apparently a lot of party hosts even have problems with people even providing a link back! That always gets me! But I’ve read that a lot. And it’s so easy just to post a button! Oh well. People will be people.

    Thanks for the great party, though. Have a great week!

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    Those bows are beautiful! I like the double layered red and pink bow with the heart shaped button. I love her philosophy of empowering young girls too! Great feature!

    Thanks for hosting again! Hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    jillinamillion@y7mail.com

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    Diana, Thanks for hosting another link up party! I’ve linked my faux tin letters (made from cardboard), and some before and after stuff from our beach house project.
    ~Amanda

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Just Something I Whipped Up with Thingamabobs and Doodads

Please say HELLO to our newest sponsor, Thingamabobs and Doodads!

Thingamabobs & Doodads

Here’s what you should know about this great company: Thingamabobs & Doodads is a totally unique monthly scrapbooking kit club. Their goal is to provide you with unique materials, new ideas, and creative inspiration to help you document the treasured memories of your life. Kelli and Crystal have independently been scrapbooking and crafting for many years. In mid 2009, they collaborated their craftiness and developed the idea for a kit company. They love using unique items in their own scrapbooks. Collecting things to put in their scrapbooks has almost become a hobby in itself.

Every month they design a new kit that includes coordinating paper, ribbon, and embellishments to provide their customers with new materials and inspiration for preserving their memories. They also have a blog where they post project ideas, page layouts, and new techniques on a regular basis.

Stop by their website www.thingamabobsanddoodads.com to see their latest kit:

‘Hello Sunshine’

or visit their blog www.thingamabobsanddoodads.blogspot.com to see some of the fun projects they have been working on.

I rearranged some things on the blog to hopefully make it more user friendly. There is a new section in our sidebar called “Grab Our Buttons”. Just click on it and you can grab any of our buttons. Pretty simple. :) Also, all the linky parties that we participate in can be found by clicking on the “We Heart Linky Parties and We Participate” graphic in the sidebar as well.

Last week we had such success at our Just Something I Whipped Up party and our newest party New Friend Friday. How exciting for us! We also reached 100,000 visitors and had our biggest viewing day (Friday) since the blog began (October 2009) so thanks SO MUCH to all of you who made that happen! :)


My blog design wait list is open so if your blog needs some sprucing up go HERE to check out my new design blog and get info on pricing and packaging. If you are a modern type of girl, don’t let my scrappy look fool you. I can design whatever you want according to your own personal style. :)

In a few weeks we are going to be hosting a special event called Help My House. This is going to be a chance for all you decorators out there to give us your 2 cents about what you think we should do to make one room in our house more appealing. We know that there is some crazy talent out there so we are relying on you to help. I’ll give you a hint: The room is a large living room with vaulted ceilings. More on that later!

Now, let’s PARTY! You know the rules!

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