Monday, January 31, 2011


It's here, it's here! The 5th {and final} OWOH is HERE!!! This is truly bittersweet, as this will be the final year. I have been involved for the last 4 years and I have met some Wonderful Artists and Bloggers! I am sure our paths will cross again and we continue to develop and grow. I wish Lisa much Happiness and Success! I thank her for creating this Fabulous event so that we all could meet and continue on our Creative Journeys!

If this is your first time here WELCOME!! I am KV! I am Single Mom, an Artist, ASL teacher & an eBay seller! I try to incorporate my many L-O-V-E-S into my ART. I am so happy you have joined us on the Creative Journey and I hope you will Follow me, then come back to visit again in the future and get to know me better. I look forward to getting to know YOU!

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way.  Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world.  It's really that easy.

This year I am offering you a Anthropologie Inspired Necklace! This Beauty is the perfect blend of Brown and Teal with a Gorgeous Metallic sheen to it! I gave one away for my Blogiversary, so if you missed out, you can try again NOW!  Please leave a comment on THIS post to be entered.

I will choose winner through the random number generator and announce those winner on February 17th. I will also contact all winner to let you know you've won.

In case you're wondering where the other participants HERE and begin Flying Around the World to see the many other Fantastic Creations others are offering!! Enjoy!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

~* eBay Underground on Facebook *~

THE HOTTEST ITEMS LIST Contest is well underway!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

~* Frugal Friday *~

I hate despise paying full price for ANYTHING! I love, love, love to Decorate with Beautiful items! I am totally in love with Ballard Designs, West Elm, Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. Can I afford their prices?? HECK NO! And even if I could, I think it is silly to pay so much for {things}. I was admiring some of the mirrrors on the Restoration Hardware site. Especially this Trumeau Mirror.

I love how it is shaped like a Column. It has such Old World charm. But at $294-$495, oh wait they are on SALE! $235.99 - $395.99 {pfft} still waayyy out of my price range. They describe as "late 19th-century architectural window", but I still think it looks like an old architectural column!

I was browsing a local Thrift Store a few days ago looking for inventory for, when I caught a mirror out of the corner of my eye. I made a made dash for the area.

Priced at $24.99, it was still a little more than I wanted to pay. Good thing I am a regular there and most of the workers know me. I was able to make it out of the store with it for $19.99!!! I saved $376!! I know the RH one is a bit more rustic, but I am loving the style of this one. I have placed was going to place it above my fireplace mantel. Which looked like this at the time.

The Beautiful frame I got off of in the FREE section. I am waiting to find the right sized mirror to put inside of it, but for now, I get lots of comments just the way it is.

However, my Lovely new purchase just didn't look right. I walked around my home trying to find the perfect spot. And I DID! There is a wall as you are coming up the stairs to the main floor, just before the kitchen. I have a table there, another Thrift Store purchase of $25!! So I tried the Mirror there. I am IN L-O-V-E!!! It goes oh so Perrrfect with the table (at the time I bought I thought I was going to paint it black, glad I didn't).

What do you think? Perfect, right?!!?

I would love to start having this being a weekly post, with a Mr. Linky for others to share their Frugal Finds. Interested?


Monday, January 17, 2011

~* I Soooo Want a Silhoutte!!

If you are a Crafter, Organizer or Artist, I am sure you have heard of this Awesome little Machine! I would soooo like LOVE one of these machines! However, being a single mom it just isn't in my budget. So I am entering in the Giveaways all over Blogland!

Here are a few:


Thursday, January 13, 2011


We have a WINNER folks! I know you are all dying to hear who won the Anthropologie Inspired Necklace for my Blogiversary Giveaway! I used the number Generator!

Number 4 Lesley Rich!

Lesley Rich said...

Congrats Kat....way to go!! :)
January 8, 2011 7:20 PM

Congrats Lesley!! I will be getting in contact with you!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Craft A Day....

...Keeps the Doctor Away! Well, I like to this so anyway. Here are my latest creations that I have been working! This Friday, I am giving up my home for some dear friends to host a Bunco Party! I love Bunco it's really fun! The Ladies are Lively, plus we get to eat and drink!! Yay!

Back in April I read a post of House of Hepworths for Rollin' the Dice! I knew these would be perfect. I did mine a little different. I just used square styrofoam cubes. :)I always get wonderful compliments on them.

I wanted to add to the decor for this Friday's game night. I decided to make some pen holders for the tables. I was inspired by Ballard Designs Burlap wrapped vases. I never knew Burlap could be so Beautiful!

$49 to buy (source Ballard Design

I have seen Tutorials all over BlogLand for these babies. I followed suit by using the Dollar Store Vases & Candle Holders. This project is easy-peasy! The burlap I received free from Freecyle. {those of you who know me personally, know of my love affair with Freecycle} They are Rice Bags. I originally thought I would sell them, then I thought I would used them as Grocery Bags. However, I have been seen a ton of projects with them and I want to make a few. Lucky for me, I have plenty of bags for trial and error!

Numbers were also REALLY popular around the Blogisphere. I hand painted the 1, 2, 3 on each Pen Holder cup. My handwriting is not usually that fancy, so I printed off a Font that I liked and copied the style to the burlap. Who knew I had Patience for this?!?

Next I had to decide how high I wanted them to stand or if I did at all. I tested the 3 with two different candle holders for bases. And then I left one without.  I couldn't decide.  I liked them all!! So I just decided to make the set exactly the way I tested it! It will be sorta Perfect for Bunco.  Especially since the #1 table is the highest, just like the number one in the set.  Number 2 is the middle table, so it gets medium sized height.

Then there is the "Losers" table. Bottom of the totem pole. So, number 3 doesn't get a base at all. Aren't we terrible, calling each other Losers?? But some people like being the "Biggest Loser" of the night! Why, you ask? They get to pick a prize for most loses. Of course it's nothing as grand as TV show, but the gift is always something Special!

And there they will seat, all nice a Pretty on the tables on Bunco night. What will I do if 16 RSVP instead of 12??? No worries, I will just whip up a number 4!

Now go get your Craft on, to keep that Dr. away!

Don't forget to scroll down and enter my Blogiversary Giveaway (today is the LAST day!) and also I still need 3 for the Pay It Forward project!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

~* Treasure Box Tuesday *~

I have gotten a couple of my friends addicted to Thrifting! Often I will get text messages about Treasures they have found and if they should buy it or not. I always ask, Condition, Price and send me a picture?!?

Becca is one of my friends that is always finding great Treasures! Take a look at this Disney Charpente Winne the Pooh Night Light! He and Piglet are sharing a bed time story. They are adorable!

I currently have them listed on eBay. You can check them out in all their Sweetness here!!

Don't forget to scroll down and enter my Blogiversary Giveaway and also the Pay It Forward project!


Saturday, January 8, 2011


Shanny over at Princess Crafts {a lot} has started the New Year out with a fantastic idea incorporating the Pay It Forward mentality. I am hoping to take part in this over the next couple of months! Leave a comment here and blog about this awesome idea, too.

"Pay It Forward" is the idea that random acts of kindness are given without expecting anything in return. It's passing on a kindness hoping that your recipients will do the same, forming a never-ending chain of goodwill-- that's what this is all about. As a bonus, this is also a great way to connect with our fellow crafters, to network, and to share our enjoyment of crafting instead of just keeping it to ourselves or where only friends and family get to see it.
Here is how Pay It Forward works in Blogland: Make a comment on this post. The first three people who comment will receive a handmade gift from me within the next few months! I will be contacting you for your mailing address so please make sure you post that in your comment too or make sure your blogger profile has your email address listed. The first three people that comment will post this same idea on their own blogs and commit to making a gift for the first three people who comment on their post and so on and so forth.

So, in short, the first three people to comment here will get something handmade by me (providing they also make a Pay it Forward post on their own blog). I'll be reading your blog to figure out what to make you and to make sure that you have posted about your Pay it Forward!


Thursday, January 6, 2011


Have you heard of Groupon? This is an excellent site to get a discount at your favorite Restaurants & Activities!!

I have gotten the Horseback Riding Lessons for my daughter, iFly experience for my daughter and her boyfriend, a shopping trip at Nordstrom Rack, discounted Oil Change and Sushi! Check it out and see what you can SAVE on today!

Once you sign up, you can refer others and get $10 off of your next Groupon purchase!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011


WOW! I can't believe it has been 3 years since I started blogging. I am just amazed how time flies by! I have had a lot of ups and downs since then, but I am really looking forward to what 2011 holds!

A few days ago on Facebook I gave a little sneak peek to my friends on what my giveaway would be this year. I always try to giveaway something that I have made that I think others will enjoy. I had seen these all over the Blogisphere last year and FINALLY decided to make one myself! In case you didn't know, these necklaces were INSPIRED by Anthropologie & The Loft Necklaces.

I love the Brown & Metallic Teal colors of the fabric. How it looks totally different depending on how the light is hitting it. For my Blogiversary, I am GIVINGaway this very necklace! Yep, you read correctly, you can own this necklace!

Simply leave a comment on THIS post and Fan KV Creative Designs on Facebook. I hope you will also become a follower of my Blog or even add your Blog to my NEW Blogroll!

I will pick a winner on January 12, 2010 @ 11:59pm PST. Please share with your friends!

If you can't wait to the giveaway to end and you want to make your. You can find the Tutorial over on Little Miss Momma's blog.

Thank you for Celebrating my 3 Year Blogiversary! Good Luck!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

~* Treasure Box Tuesday *~

I like love going Thrifting! Look at this Beautiful Vintage Flocked Damage telephone that I found for Treasure Box Tuesday!!! {She is a Beauty} The Goldrold Yellow Damask oh so Shabby Victorian Chic! I am sure alot of heartfelt conversations took place over the air waves on this telephone. I can see her place on an old Shabby Desk in the corner of the room. You can see her in all her GLORY in my eBay Store here!


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Monday, January 3, 2011


Have you seen the gorgeous new color of 2011?? Honeysuckle!!

Saturated Hot Pink – it’s bold, it’s vibrant, it’s pretty and strong at the same time, and looks great against sharp, chic brights such as Poppy Red, Jade and Turquoise. It also plays well off Warm Tan shades of Khaki, Taupe and Golden Sand.

Look at this awesome lamp!! I think it would look better in the Quatrefoil pattern. hmmm, that may have to be a DIY project!

Having a POP of color does wonders for a room. I am lovin this Office space (wish my look liked this!) The Dark Chocolate woods with the Faux Honeysuckle plant is just Fabulous!

I have a feeling I am going to be picking up a can of this paint for this years DIY projects! HOT HOT HOT!!!


Sunday, January 2, 2011


I can't believe it has been a year already since the last OWOH Blog Event. This is my 4th year participating. Lisa has announced that this year will also be the last. She has done an outstanding job bringing so many bloggers together. I am going to miss it. I gotta get working on my project! Come back on January 30th to join in the fun!

Also, if you would like to add your Blog to my BlogRoll click HERE!!!


Saturday, January 1, 2011


Wishing you a Happy & Prosperous New Year!

I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a great year!! I am committing to making more art, teaching more ASL, more DIY projects, bloggin more and really investing in my eBay biz!

Lots of changes coming to my blog!! As you can see I have already changed the background. This may change again, please bare with me as I get the ideas in my head down to the Blog! I really want to get back to blogging! So I am hoping to post more often and have already started working on some ideas for posts!



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