3 Ingredient Ritzy Thin Mints -- No Bake or Scrape!

How to make Amazing faux Thin Mints with just 3 ingredients. Hint: Ritz involved. | Visit I Gotta Create!



I didn't believe it.
But now I do.

No baking. No scraping.

Thin Mints in 10 minutes!
Vegan! -- even gluten free!
made right in my kitchen with 3 ingredients!

With Ritz crackers.
Yes, that's what I said. It really works.

Now don't get me wrong: 
I will purchase the real Thin Mints from
Girl Scouts every year because I love the 
organization and I love the real thing.

But.... in the off season...
and for a super quick awesome treat...

Here's how to make the amazing 3-ingredient Ritzy Thin Mints yourself:

Wildly Original link party #144

Hello and Welcome to this week's
Wildly Original creations by YOU!

Black Forest Crepes by The Gold Lining Girl


Don't those crepes look DELISH?!!


Here's a
few more features before getting to our linkup:

Quick Sketches of my Favorite Oscar Dresses

Quick sketches of my favorite gowns on #Oscar night | I Gotta Create!



This year I did something a little different
while watching the Academy Awards.

I did quick sketches of 
my three favorite dresses...

of course while munching on snacks
and playing some Oscar Games
(see the links below).

These were just quick studies - not meant to be perfect by any means. 
I enjoyed whipping them out!

I was inspired by this 
infographic of Oscar Dresses.


And  guess, what?
I'm on Instagram now and invite you
to follow me there
where I'm undertaking some new creative 
directions and posting my artwork.

What were your favorite moments of the evening?

Quick sketches of my favorite gowns on #Oscar night | I Gotta Create!


Name That Oscar Host! answer key for the party game

Name That Oscar Host! Here is the answer key to the printable game for your Academy Awards watch party from I Gotta Create!



We're getting ready to roll out
the red carpet here.

For your Academy Awards watch party,
you'll want the 

answer key to this fun game:

Name That Oscar Host!


Twenty celebrities have hosted
the Academy Awards more than once.
The object of the game is to
identify those 20 hosts.

There's an extra host on the page,
so you will need to identify who hosted only once.

But wait before peeking at these answers!!
You can get the original game {here}.

I'm providing the answer key in this post
so that you have the opportunity
to make your guesses without peeking!

You might be interested in more watch party fun
with these ideas:
OK,
if you are ready for the answers,
just click the icon below
for the download:

Name That Oscar Host! Here is the answer key to the printable game for your Academy Awards watch party from I Gotta Create!

Have a great time watching the Oscars!

Follow me on Pinterest for more ideas:



Using Christmas Ornaments Year Around

Hello everyone! 
Today I'm sharing a little peek of our home
to illustrate a decorating idea.

Sweet Ideas for Using Christmas Ornaments Year Around | visit I Gotta Create!



I designed our home with 
all my favorite elements in mind.

It's a place where a 
rustic, back-to-nature log cabin feel 
meets elegant craftsman bungalow form, 
meets warm timber frame touches.

I have a few little holiday ornaments
who beg to stay out past Christmas.

They add a little whimsy
through every season.


Sweet Ideas for Using Christmas Ornaments Year Around | visit I Gotta Create!

You might have some ornaments
you've collected on trips or inherited,
so I thought I'd show a few of my examples of

how to use holiday ornaments year around.


Oscar Party Bingo Cards for 2015!

Oscar Bingo! free printable cards for your Academy Awards watch party! | This and more at http://igottacreate.blogspot.com




It's officially a tradition here:

Oscar Bingo

for your Academy Awards watch party!

I've made free printable cards for you again.

It's a FUN way to watch
the glitz and glamour with your
friends and family.

You can even glitz up some bingo chips
to make it extra fun.

Name That Host! Oscar Party Game Printable

Name that Oscar Host party game printable! FUN!  | Academy Awards game download at I Gotta Create!



It's Academy Award season
and this year, let's hear it for the hosts!

Let's face it,
a great host at the Oscars
makes watching worthwhile.

Great food and beverages help, too,
but more on that later...

There have been some amazing
hosts over the years.
Twenty of them have been asked
to host more than once.

Soooo.... that inspired me to
develop a game for 
this season's Oscar Party!

It's called:

Name That Host: Oscar Party Game

and I've developed a free printable for you!