Sunday, November 14, 2010


THANK YOU to all who entered!! We were able to raise over $300 to go to the Epilepsy Foundation!!

Now - for the WINNERS!! (each entry was numbered, and then chose a number to corolate with each prize.)

$50 Toys R Us Gift Card - TERRA!!
$25 Walmart Gift Card - JULIE!!
$25 Darden Gift Card - EMMA!!
Cathy's Creations Bracelet - BROOKE L!!
Maya's Bowtique Headbands - ALY!!
Shelby's Sassy Bows Hairbows - JENNIFER LABOR!!
JMFX 5x7 Photo - EILEEN!!
Pampered Chef Napkin Rings - ANDI!!!
Bubbles and Bows custom Santa hat - CORI!!
$20 Bubbles and Bows GC #1 - JILL!
$20 Bubbles and Bows GC #2 - KRISTI!
$20 Bubbles and Bows GC #3 - JESSICA M!!
$20 Bubbles and Bows GC #4 - Mami2jcn!!
$20 Bubbles and Bows GC #5 - ALANA!!
AND THE GRAND PRIZE!!! - MELISSA!!!! *just realized there is more than one Melissa -- this is the comment that went with the entry: I have been following Eileen's blog for a while now and absolutely LOVE the onesies that her precious babies wear that you made!! I just found out TODAY that I'm pregnant after months of trying and can't wait to order some adorable stuff for my bundle!*

All winners, I will attempt to contact you through info left on the blog, but please contact me within 48 hours to discuss prize delivery! If I do not hear from you within 48 hours, I will have to draw another name.  My email is


Friday, November 5, 2010

HERE WE GO! Giveaway time!! ~~Entries CLOSED~~

Alrighty, folks! Here are the details of the giveaway!

*A little added bonus* For EVERY entry - $1 will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation in honor of my niece, Ashleigh.

!!!!!UPATE!!!!! If you have voted for Cathy's Creations in the Finals of Promote My Fan Page's Best Page on Facebook contest - you will get ONE MORE FREE ENTRY!!!
Who is elligable?
Anyone can win! No limitations on location. 

Does it cost me anything?
No. Entry is free.  Although - as you will see - there are ways to boost your chances, but they are totally optional. ;)

How do I enter?
There are MANY ways to enter.
*Comment on this blog entry - 1 Entry
*Follow the blog - 1 Entry (Counts if you are already following)
*Become a fan on Facebook Go HERE - 1 Entry (Counts if you are already a fan)
*Send your friends to become fans on Facebook Go HERE, have them leave a comment on my FACEBOOK page that you sent them - 1 Entry PER friend you refer
*Become a fan of the vendors on Facebook (Excludes Walmart, Darden, and Toys R Us) - 1 Entry per vendor (Comment here saying you are a fan of theirs - links below to all of their stores)
*Purchase ANY item from one of the vendors (excludes Toys R Us, Darden, and Walmart) that are a part of this give away - 1 Entry per vendor purchased from (Item MUST be paid for before end of the giveaway.)
*Purchase ANY item from me -1 Entry PER item purchased while giveaway is running (Item MUST be paid for before end of the giveaway.)

When does the giveaway end?
The giveaway begins NOW and ends on NOVEMBER 14th at 5:00 pm CST.

So...What can I win?
AH! The all important information! Here are the prizes being given away during the giveaway!
* 1 winner will receive a $50 gift card to Toys R Us!
* 1 winner will receive a $25 gift card to Walmart!
* 1 winner will receive a $25 gift card to Darden (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse)
* 1 winner will receive a BEAUTIFUL Miyuki bead bracelet from Cathy's Creations
* 1 winner will receive FUN headbands from Maya's Bowtique
* 1 winner will receive THREE awesome bows from Shelby's Sassy Bows
* 1 winner will receive a 5x7 print from JMFX Photography
* 1 winner will receive a set of 4 Pampered Chef napkin rings.
* 1 winner will receive a custom crocheted Santa hat from Bubbles and Bows Boutique
* 5 winners will receive a $20 credit to Bubbles and Bows Boutique
* AND 1 Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 store credit to Bubbles and Bows Boutique, 1 set of 18 t-lights from Partylite Candles, a $25 gift card to Walmart, a custom crochet headband, and a 9" pie plate from Pampered Chef!

Good Luck everyone!

HUGE Giveaway!!

I am currently working with some WONDERFUL vendors on an awesome giveaway!! There will be multiple winners for this giveaway.  How many you say? Well - at LEAST there will be 10 different winners! As a does a giftcard to Toys R Us sound?...and that is just ONE of the prizes! Check back tomorrow for details!

Friday, October 1, 2010


WOW! Over 100 new fans in the month of September - each one raising $1 for St. Jude's! You all are amazing!!

As my way of thanking each of you, first - you will all be able to receive 15% off of ANY purchase.  Use the code "SJFR" at checkout on

SECOND! I will be doing a drawing for a FREE  holiday outfit! Either a dress, skirt and shirt, pants and shirt, OR overalls - customized for you for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hannakuh. (If you don't celebrate any of these, it can also just be winter themed.) How to enter - just post a pic on my Facebook page of you or your little one in your favorite holiday/winter outfit/costume! (Includes anything from October - January).  I will do a random drawing on Monday for the winner! :)

Also - please consider supporting me in my Walk Now for Autism Speaks on October 16.  I would truly appreciate any donation to this awesome cause! Donate Here

Friday, September 10, 2010

500 Facebook Fans Giveaway!

The winner of the random giveaway for hitting 500 fans is Shelby Brushwyler!!  Shelby wins any item of her choice!

For everyone is another giveaway for all of you! :)

Items you could win....your choice of:

* custom outfit
* custom hoodie
* wall letters

How to win:
* for one entry - comment here with your favorite fall theme
* for FIVE entries - purchase any item from my store here. (If you purchase 2 items, you receive 10 entries, and so on...)
* for FIVE entries - refer a friend to my website and every item they purchase you receive the entries as well. (They HAVE to tell me you sent them.)
* for one entry - comment here with an idea of something you would like to see carried in my store that is not already being carried. 

Drawing will be held on September 18 at 5:00 pm CST.  Thanks and good luck!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


According to, the winner is.............TERRA JONES!! Congrats, Terra!!

Check back soon - I will be doing a fall drawing soon!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

How To! A fun tween party idea!

I have seen a lot of cute How To blogs recently.  I decided to add a few things that can be done easily - even without an embroidery machine!  This project is an appliqued initial shirt - that your party goers can then decorate themselves! The pictures you will see here do have the applique done by a machine.  BUT I will explain how easily you can do them without even a sewing machine!

What you will need to make this super fun t-shirt:
* blank non-pocket tees.  (I got mine at Hobby Lobby. Their standard pricing is $2.99 per shirt, but you can find sales for 50% off - which I found for this party! So overall, the shirts cost $6.)
* scrap fabric.  You will need about 5-6" square scraps of fabric per shirt. (I used different fabrics for each top.)
* thread - if you will be using a sewing machine or embroidery machine
* stitch witch or fabric glue - if you will not be using a machine
* t-shirt paints (I purchased 12 paints for $12.)
* warm iron if you are using stitch witch.
* cardboard t-shirt forms (this is optional, but I highly recommend it. They are $.99 at Hobby Lobby.)

For machine embroidery: You will load your applique letters onto your machine.  Stitch the outline.  Place ironed fabric over outline and stitch your base stitch.  Remove your embroidery frame. Trim fabric around the stitching.  Replace your embroidery frame and stitch around your appliqued letter.

For sewing machine: You will need to trim your fabric before pinning it to your t-shirt.  Create whichever letter you are wanting to applique.  Pin it to your fabric and use a zig zag stitch to go around the edges of your letter.

Without a machine: Start with your scrap of fabric.  Trim it into the letter design you would like.  If you are using fabric glue, put a light layer spread evenly across the back of the letter. Place gently onto your t-shirt and firmly rub into place.  Allow glue to dry.  If you are using stitch witch, you will place it on the back of the letter, center your letter onto your t-shirt and then using your iron, you will iron your letter into place.

Here is an idea of what you will have:
Now - if you have used fabric glue or stitch witch, you may prefer to outline your letter with fabric paints.

Next, give each of the girls a t-shirt and cardboard form.  Place the shirt on the cardboard form, and allow girls to decorate with fabric paints.

Let shirts dry overnight, and you will have this as a finished product!

A great party favor that doesn't contain sugar! And one they can keep as a memory of a fun night!

(If you prefer to purchase the t-shirts with the appliques, I do have them available in my store. They are sold for $8/each or $20 for 4. Go here to purchase.)