One Creative Weekend #8

Hi, everyone, and welcome to One Creative Weekend #8!  It’s only the 8th party, and already there are so many awesome ideas to choose from that I have a super hard time narrowing them down!  I want to feature everyone.  Before I move onto the features–and there are several–here’s what’s been happening this week at

Blog Happenings at

Last week, my back-to-school friend-maker game was so popular (it’s already been featured seven eight times!), that I posted a back-to-school conversation-starter game this week.  My kids are really working hard to come out of their shells.  I hope these games help other families, too.

I posted a new recipe that is super kid-friendly.  Somehow my kids don’t mind that the pasta has spinach in it.  They just enjoy the cheesy, fun-shaped noodles!

Finally–my favorite–I shared these paint pallet sugar cookies from Boo’s Artsy Birthday Party.  They were fun to make and the hit of the party!

Before I move onto the features, I would like to call your attention to a new widget on my sidebar.  I have added Linky Followers.  I signed up a while ago, but I forgot to put it on my sidebar!  As I visit your projects, I have been adding myself as a follower of your sites.  I’d love for you to follow me back!  (But you don’t have to!  It’s not a rule for my party–just a new way to follow.)

Now . . . what you’ve all been waiting for .  . . the features!!!  The most-clicked link was Bowdabra’s 32 Paper Crafting Tutorials.  Be sure to check out the Bowdabra blog for all of their great crafting tutorials and products.

32 Paper Crafting Tutorials from Bowdabra
My favorite ideas (or, at least some of them!):

One Creative Weekend Features from Week 7

I actually was debating between two projects from Katie (The Crafty Blog Stalker), but once I saw her sweet model, I had to go with her DIY Silk-Screened T-shirt.  I love that she put the design on the side instead of across the front.  (I think her daughter loves it too!)  Check out the instructions on her site.

Nichi (The Mandatory Mooch) created the treats and decor for this fantastic “Enjoying the Ride” 60th Birthday Party for her father.  I love the yummy-looking cupcakes and cool toppers.  Be sure to check out the rest of her great ideas!

This reusable, waterproof, traveling trash bag was created by Rose (A Rosie Sweet Home).  It sure looks better than my garbage bowl!  I love that it has a waterproof liner for all of that messy car trash!  (And, let’s face it . . . anyone with young kids knows that a waterproof container can come in very handy when a kid gets carsick!)

Those adorable cookies were created by Blythe (Desperate Craftwives–don’t you just love that name?).  Be sure to visit her site to see even more awesome sea creature treats.

Check out that beautiful desk chair.  (You’d better click on the photo to make it bigger.)  Can you believe that it started out just like the boring chair that you are probably sitting on right now?  Jessi (Practically Functional) recovered it with a fabulous fabric and created something truly unique.  Best of all–she shared instructions for how we can do it too!  Check out her tutorial.

My favorite recipes:

One Creative Weekend Featured Recipes from Week #7 on

Ann (The Scrapbooking Housewife) created these yummy looking vanilla cupcakes with blackberry buttercream icing.  Could it get any better?  I can’t wait to try it.

How cool are these hidden star cupcakes from Ambreen (Simply Sweet ‘n Savory)?  She shows and tells exactly how you can do it yourself!  (Can’t wait to try it at your next party, right?)  I also love Ambreen’s advice:  Bake a Hidden Star in a Cupcake … Don’t judge from the outside, beauty lies within!

Jamie, at Love Bakes Good Cakes, linked up lots of yummy recipes this week.  I finally decided to highlight her summer breeze pizza, because it was so unique.  It actually has strawberries on it!  Are you brave enough to try it?  I know I was skeptical of pineapple on pizza (and now it’s my favorite), so I’m willing to bet that this fruit-topped pizza might be yummy too!

Finally, Rachel (Architecture of a Mom) shared this scrumptious-looking Slow Roasted Tomato Foccaccia!  I have lots of tomatoes left in my garden.  I’ll definitely have to try this.

(If you have tried to grab a feature button before, and it didn’t work, I’ve fixed the code.  (Posted below.)  The new code should work for you now.  Sorry about that!)

Thanks, everyone for sharing your great ideas and for taking the time to visit my site!  Tomorrow, I will be featuring even more projects on my Facebook page.  Be sure to visit and check them out.  (And, while you’re there, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you liked my page!)  :)

Now it’s time for the party.  What have you been up to this week?


  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks for the party! XO, Aimee

  3. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my desk chair makeover, I’m glad you liked it!

  5. Thanks for hosting! Just linked up my Peanut Cookies for your readers. Have a fabulous weekend!

  6. Thank you Heidi for another great party!:)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend

  7. Nici ~Posed Perfection says

    Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  8. Wow!Thank you so much Heidi for featuring my Hidden Star cupcakes. You made my day, so sweet of you :)

  9. Thanks for featuring my tomato foccaccia and for the great party!

  10. Thank you for hosting and for the feature :) Have a great weekend!

  11. The pool party cookies are so cute! Thanks so much for hosting.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  12. Thanks for hosting:) I wasn’t very creative this week but I shared a couple of fun posts:) I am now following you via Linky Followers, Facebook, Pinterest:)
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Thanks you so much for the feature. I’m so excited and really appreciate it. I’ve linked up some new fun recipes!! Thanks, Nichi

  14. Thanks for hosting! :-)

  15. Thanks for featuring my Car Trash Bag!

    I’m excited about it. Have a great day.

  16. woot! woot! we are so excited to have been your most clicked link!! Thanks for the weekly link up! We will give you a shout out on our Facebook page/twitter today!

    Have a super weekend Stop over Saturday for our Showcase!!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  17. I’m so glad to be linking here again this week…have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Thank you for featuring my Screen Printed Tee. It was really a lot of fun to make. AND of course thanks for hosting. I wouldn’t miss it!

  19. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great weekend :)

  20. Thanks for hosting! :)

  21. Thanks for hosting! :)

  22. Thank you so much for another fun party!!! :)

  23. Thanks for the feature! I’m so excited and honored! Love your blog and coming to your party each week.

  24. Just linked up and added your link to my parties page. Thanks for the invite :)

  25. I’m so glad you found me. I’m following you now as well. You have an amazing site!! You have everything a girl needs on here!! Have a great day! thanks for hosting, I linked up a recipe.

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