Takeaway Tuesdays on the Made2bCreative Blog


Falling for Sunflowers.

A Tuesday hello to you!  It’s nice to be back and sharing the takeaways with you once again.  Thanks for all of the prayers during and after my knee replacement.

Sunflower Peppermint Patty Favor

Well, let’s get to it.  Today I’m sharing a little sunflower favor.  My sister-in-law actually shared this idea with me several years ago.  I thought they were the cutest things.  I’ve since made all types of flowers like this but I am still partial to the sunflower as it is just so simple.


Sunflower Peppermint Patty Craft


You will need:

Brown Cardstock (You could use patterned scrapbook paper .)

Yellow Cardstock (I couldn’t decide on the color of yellow I wanted to use so I tried a couple different shades.)

Scallop punch (approximately 1 and 3/4 in diameter)

1 and 1/4 inch circle punch

Chocolate covered wrapped mint candy (York Peppermint Pattie type but York doesn’t wrap them “round” anymore.  They are now in a square packaging.).  I usually get the Pearson’s brand at Wal-Mart.  Trader Joes also has some Dark Chocolate Honey Mints which would work well.  They come in a beautiful turquoise shade of packaging.  Plus they only have 3 ingredients so that’s a win.

Adhesive.  I put the brown circles on with a glue stick and attached the yellow scallop pieces with a low temp hot glue gun.



Punch out 2 scallops out of yellow cardstock.

Punch out 2 circles out of brown cardstock.

Glue the brown circles to the middle of the yellow scallops.

Put just a dot or so of low temp hot glue on each scallop and sandwich the wrapped mint between.  Just a little glue will do.  You don’t want to melt the chocolate coating.

You are done!  Takeaway Tuesdays are all about doing things simple.


Thanks for stopping into today.  Be sure to stop over at my main website, Creative Ladies Ministry.  I’ve done some updating and refreshing.  There are some new devotionals for you to read on the website.


Creative Ladies Ministry

Have a day full of blessings,

Have a creative day!




A blast from the past.

I’m working on redoing the main website and I am moving any craft pages from the site here to the blog.  I’d like to keep all my crafts on the blog and my writing on the main website.

This is a favor I did several years ago.  If you’ve been following the site for awhile, you may have already grabbed this idea.

You just add the tag to anything powered or glittery.  I put mine with bottled waters and drink packets.

This favor idea goes along with the Women’s Ministry Princess Theme on the main website.  If you want to make the water bottle holders, you can find the how-tos for them on this post.

Princess Party Favor Tag

Here are some ideas:

  •  drink mixes,
  • glitter lip balm,
  • glitter pens
  • glitter nail polish
  • anything sparkly or glimmery


Just click right and “save as” to your computer.

Free Princess Party Gift Tag

Here are some related links on the main website.

Off to Work we Go! Devotional
Royal Treasures Devotional
All the King’s Daughters Princess Theme Ideas

Find a “Living the Royal Life” Study in the CLM Resource Shop.

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my project today.

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!


Falling into place.

Hello my friends.  I decided it was time to check in again.  I’ve been doing pretty good.  I still have pain in my leg from time to time and still have a few more sessions of physical therapy to go but I’ve come a long way.  Thank you so much for all of your prayers!

I’ve been working it seems non-stop on redoing the main website, well, at least between running my kids to where they need to be and my therapy sessions.  Tara is taking some college classes and Aaron is in the 11th grade this year.

I am aiming for next Monday, September the 19th to have the Creative Ladies Ministry website redesigned and ready to go.  I’ve just got a few more things to put into place before I can get the new form of the site launched.    I’ve changed things around a bit, redesigned a little, and hopefully it will be easy to navigate and be a pleasant experience for you to look forward to.

God is Good All the Time

I’ll be starting back with the Takeaway Tuesdays next week too!

The main website will be down at points over this week as I get things in order for the launch of the new and improved website.  If you run into issues, please be patient.  It won’t be long before it’s completed.

Thanks again to everyone who’s been praying for my recovery from knee surgery.

Have a creative day!

Have a creative day!





Hello Everyone,

I’m sorry that I didn’t get up yesterday’s Takeaway Tuesday.  It’s just been so busy around here and frankly I just forgot all about it.

I wanted to let you all know that I am going to have to suspend with the Takeaway Tuesdays for awhile.  I will be having a Total Knee Replacement next week and am going to need a little break from crafting and the blog.

I had my left knee done last year about this time and now it’s the right knee’s turn.  I’m looking forward to getting it over with and having two good walking legs.  Especially looking forward to getting rid of the constant pain.

His Eye is on the SparrowPlease keep me in your prayers.

Thank you,





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