Part 2 of the Cheese Dome

Remember the cheese dome and how I used the bottom part to create this over sized button?


Well lets take a look at what I did with the top of that cheese dome. Couldn't have that top part going to waste! Here's what I started with.

To the glass cover I added this chunky wooden candle stick. First I made the candle hole larger. Large enough for the handle of the dome to fit into. I painted the candle stick and antiqued it. Lastly I glued (E6000) the cheese dome upside down to the candle stick.

And Walla! A lovely pedestal bowl!

Totally love how this one came out! And love my little thrift store balls in there! All parts for this piece were picked up at the thrift store! Yeah way to up-cycle! Go me! lol!

Just a shot of the inside, glued part.

And from another angle just in case you need details!

Ahhhh! So pretty! Do you want one?
What have you created lately?

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Southern Hospitality

S- The DIY Showoff, Under the Table and Dreaming, MThe Girl Creative, MM Party at BNOTP, Making the World Cuter, Skip to my Lou, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Keeping it SimpleT- Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie, All Thingz Related, Today's Creative Blog, Hope Studios W- Trendy Treehouse, Blue Cricket Design, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, Room to Inspire, Creations by Kara, Just a Girl, T- Yesterday on Tuesday, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Tidy Mom, Fireflies and JellybeansF- A Few of My Favorite Things, It's FUN to Craft, The Shabby Nest, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk InteriorsS- Along for the Ride, I Heart Naptime

(CLOSED) Along for the Ride {Giveaway}

Today we have a fantastic giveaway coming to you from Along for the Ride!


Along for the Ride creates beautiful jewelry and accessories that are delicate and whimsical.  I really wish I could win this one cause I have been eyeing some of their stuff for quite some time now (hint hint to whomever cares lol!).

Lets look at some of their loveliness shall we?
Pretty hairpins!

Love the color selection on these Bias Tape Earrings.

Another lovely color on this necklace.

I really like this next item. ALL proceeds go to Komen for the Cure for breast cancer! Love that and love breast cancer awareness products.  Such products are a great way to honor or remember someone.

Along for the Ride also has a fantastic blog! If you haven't already go check it out HERE.

Lets get to that giveaway already! Along for the Ride is giving away a store credit for $20 to one lucky Cap Creations reader! Yay for you!

to enter:
Visit Along for the Ride then come back and let us know what you might spend your $20 on if you're the lucky winner. This must be done before extra entries will count.

extra entries:
• Like Along for the Ride on facebook and comment saying you Love the giveaway at Cap Creations!
• Follow the Along for the Ride blog.
• Blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway = 1 entry each. Each can be done daily!
• Follow the Cap blog.
• Like Cap on facebook.

Leave a separate comment on this post for each entry. • Make sure we have a way to contact you, should you win. • Last day to enter 08/04/11. • GOOD LUCK!!!

UPrinting Giveaway Winner!

Hi there! Just a quick note to announce the winner of the 200 Nightclub Flyers from UPrinting!
Random.org has selected comment #10! The winner is Kim C.! I guess it pays off to make those daily tweets huh? Congrats Kim we will be in contact soon.

Come back Monday for a great giveaway from Along for the Ride!

Keeping Cool

Okay so in the photo from yesterday did you see a hummingbird? See him peek-a-boo below!

Too cute right?
This is what my hubby does in the wee hours of the morning. Watch the hummingbirds bathe in our fountain.
He was able to snap a few photos one morning when everyone else was asleep.
Does anyone else notice anything in the water in the photo above or is it just me?
So if you guessed bird yesterday you were right! This little fella was hiding in yesterdays photo!

Just a reminder, the UPrinting giveaway ends today at noon pacific time click here to enter.

What is it?

Just a little fun for Friday! Yay Friday! Can you tell what this is?

Do you see anything hidden? Let us know in the comments what it is that you see. We'll be back later with the answer!

Blog Tip: Outbound Links Open in a New Window

Here's a great and handy tip for you bloggers. Don't ya hate it when you add a link in your blog post and it leads people away from your blog? I sure do!

Well, did you know there's a tiny bit of code that you can add to make ALL outgoing links open in a new window? It's very easy to add to your blog.

You simply add a gadget in your design area and select add "HTML/JavaScript", paste the code and save. Now all outgoing links will open in a new window but links that link to your own blog will not! (Hate when I click on home and it opens in a new window.)

This handy tip comes from The Munson's Apps. They were super helpful in helping me do this! Click on over to The Munson's Apps to get the code. And check out their other many tips. Also like their facebook page and let them know Cap Creations sent you.

The Munson\

A BIG thank you Munson's Apps for this fab tip! We love it! Go ahead and click on a link and see how it will open in a new window! Then click on an internal link and see how it doesn't. Love that!

(CLOSED) U Printing {Giveaway}

I know lots of you have business so I think you'll like this giveaway! Today we are featuring UPrinting .
If you've got printing needs then check out UPrinting. They offer a ton of products from business cards to custom stickers to flyers and much much more!

UPrinting has offered 250 Nightclub Flyers for one lucky Cap Creations reader! These Nightclub Flyers are like a postcard! Winner will get 250 of them with front printing only and can select either 4.25 x 5.5 or 4 x 6 inch on 14pt Cardstock Gloss. 

Think of the possibilities! You could use them for advertisement, or get creative and make some product cards to attach your products to. You could maybe use them for invitations, announcements, save the date or even Christmas cards if you need that many. U Printing also has Nightclub flyer templates and business flyer templates available for download making it easy for you!

to enter:
Simply leave a comment telling us what you would use the Nightclub Flyers for. This must be done before extra entries will count.

extra entries:
• Visit UPrinting on facebook and leave them this comment "Just entered the giveaway at Cap Creations!".
• Blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway = 1 entry each. Each can be done daily!
• Follow the Cap blog.
• Like Cap on facebook.

Open to the US only 18 years or older and must not have won the same print giveaway within the past six months. • Leave a separate comment on this post for each entry. • Make sure we have a way to contact you if you should win.  Last day to enter 7/23/11 noon Pacific time, winner will have 48 hrs to respond. • GOOD LUCK!!!

This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive night club flyers for hosting. For more information about flyers, please visit UPrinting.com.

Photocard Designs Giveaway WINNERS!!!

Thanks so much for entering our last giveaway from Photocard Designs! We have two $25 winners! They are...

 AND
Congrats Clint and The Clayburn Family!!! Lucky ducks!!! Contact us to claim your winnings!!!

Happy weekend all and come back Monday for a new giveaway.

Be back later with a WINNER!

Don't forget to enter the Photocard Designs giveaway! Two winners will be announced later today sometime after 12:00 Pacific time. Click HERE to enter. Don't know about you but I would totally use this for my Christmas Cards! I'm kinda in love with this one ↓ oh that shape, love it!!!

Button Collection

Collections! We've all got them! Be it antenna balls, antique/vintage finds from thrift stores (love my random plates/creamer dishes and other) or buttons. Yes I have each of these collections and more. lol! Today I will share my button collection. The collection that inspired my big ole button!

My collection started off pretty lonely. This milk bottle full of buttons has taken me several years to fill. Buttons of various styles in bulk are actually pretty hard to come by. Unless you want to pay big bucks for them that is.
Well Grandma Susie, my husbands grandma was getting rid of some stuff recently and when I saw the buttons (and thread) I couldn't help myself! Buuuuuuuuttonnnnns, I need buttons.....while gravitating toward them like a zombie. Lol!

I was able to fill this big jar with her stray buttons! And.....
...take a look at these!
Still on their packaging and oh so lovely.


So my collection went from one lonely milk bottle full to all this! Yay for buttons!
Thank you Grandma Susie! I love my new to me buttons!

So what is it that you collect? Or do you have too many collections to count?

DIY Cheese Dome to Button {Wall Decor}

Button button who's got the button? - Willy Wonka  Oh wait a minute! I do! lol! This is a fun and simple project with the most adorable outcome.

I picked up this cheese dome at a thrift shop. Cause life is just not complete without a trip to the thrift shop! Ya know what I mean?

I removed the dome and the small rubber feet off the bottom, which were held on with 3 tiny screws. I then marked 4 spots on the front center area for holes. My husband helped me with this next part BUT it was very simple and you could do it yourself. He was offering to help so why not? Using a circle drill bit drill 4 small holes like a button. Then paint!


How cute! I added some antiquing and a small sawtooth hanger to the backside. It's the perfect little wall decor for any craft or sewing room! Also looks adorable on a small easel. I am temped to add some x shape string (shoestring, rope ???) to the holes to look like thread! Yeah, no, what do you think?

Come back soon to see my inspiration for this project. And soon I'll share what I do with the top glass part of this cheese dome!

Have you entered our current giveaway? Click HERE to enter now!

Linking to:
Southern Hospitality

S- The DIY Showoff, Under the Table and Dreaming, MThe Girl Creative, MM Party at BNOTP, Making the World Cuter, Skip to my Lou, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Keeping it SimpleT- Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie, All Thingz Related, Today's Creative Blog, Hope Studios W- Trendy Treehouse, Blue Cricket Design, Me and My Bucket, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, Room to Inspire, Creations by Kara, Just a Girl, T- Yesterday on Tuesday, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Life as Lori, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Tidy Mom, Fireflies and JellybeansF- A Few of My Favorite Things, It's FUN to Craft, The Shabby Nest, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk InteriorsS- Along for the Ride, I Heart Naptime

Do you struggle with weight loss?

Hello friends! I wanted to take a moment to share these short little videos with you. We each have our own personal issues and struggles with our weight. This guy in the videos is my brother Dave. He has lost over 200 lbs. and has done it all natural! He was overweight most of our lives and has accomplished a goal that at one time he thought was not possible. I am so proud of him! Very proud of him!

Anyway Dave has started a new YouTube channel in hopes of reaching out to others during their struggles with weight loss. He's very encouraging guys! The first video brings me to tears because I have seen him live though these struggles I have witnessed first hand him dealing with these problems and much more.

Check out the videos and go ahead and pay him a visit at his blog This Little Piggy Went to the Gym and at his YouTube channel and follow him if you like!


(CLOSED) Photocard Designs Giveaway 2 Winners

Are you guys loving the random giveaways? I bet you do when you're the winner lol!

Today we are featuring Photocard Designs! I came across Photocard Designs back in February when I won a giveaway of theirs. I won personalized notepads! (See I like giveaways too!)
These notepads are great. I love them! Seriously thinking of getting some of these for Christmas gifts. The print quality is very nice and the paper is nice and sturdy. No flimsiness going on here! Love that I can jot a little note down for anyone and my business info is now right there in their hands! Greatness I tell ya!

Photocard Designs offers many great items on their site. And I mean many! They've got a wonderful selection of Invitations and Photo Cards that's for sure. Check out this scalloped shaped die cut card. Loving it!

But they also have address labels,


lovely note cards,

even Party DIY Printables!

And much much more. Be if for business or personal there is seriously something at Photocard Designs for everyone! Shop Now! And use coupon code pcd10 to get 10% off your order!

Photocard Designs is offering 2 prizes! Two winners will each get a $25 gift voucher to spend how you please. Woohoo!

to enter:
Go check out Photocard Designs then come back here and tell us which product you might spend your $25 on if you're the lucky winner. This must be done before extra entries will count.

extra entries:
• Like Photocard Designs on Facebook & leave a comment saying you love the giveaway at Cap Creations!
• Sign up for the Photocard Designs Newsletter.
• Blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway = 1 entry each. Each can be done daily!
• Follow the Cap blog.
• Like Cap on facebook.

Open to USA and Canada only. • Leave separate comments on this post for each entry. • Make sure we have a way to contact you if you should win. • Last day to enter 7/15/11 noon pacific. • GOOD LUCK!!!

Happy 4th

Just want to wish you all a very happy 4th of July! May you have fun today and be safe. Enjoy your day and may God continue to bless the USA!

My sweet husband made a grocery trip this morning and brought me these! What a sweetie right? Flowers for the 4th! Oh sweetie! "You make me melt like a popsicle on the. Fourth Of July." - Little Rascals ;)

Shabby Apple Winner!!!

I have a winner for the Shabby Apple giveaway! Is the suspense killing you? I know several of you really wanted to win this one! And who wouldn't, their dresses are lovely.

When Shabby Apple gave me the option of either reviewing a dress or doing a giveaway, I thought you, the Cap Creations readers would much love a giveaway!!!

So here we go!
Comment #152 is Christy! Congrats Christy we will be in touch!

Come back next week for a new giveaway everyone!