Archive | October, 2010

Bonus Giveaway — Flameless Candles Gift Set!!

31 Oct
I have a really cool bonus giveaway for you today!! 
Jill from IKR Designs recently sent me the coolest candle to review. It’s a flameless candle that’s made out of real wax. And it smells delicious!!

I love the Harlequin Pattern on the front, plus the jewels — and the best part is that it has a timer inside!! The timer can be set to automatically go on each night at a certain time and can stay on for up to 5 hours! Plus, it has a realistic flickering light.

It is a great idea for a nursery, as a nightlight or in hard to reach places.
There are so many beautiful designs too! 

Keep Calm and Carry On Flameless Candle with Timer
Keep Calm
 You can even personalize candles Like this Family name:
Personalized Family Established Flameless Candle with Timer

Personalized Subway Art

Or put a favorite photograph on one – what a great gift idea!!
Personalized New Baby Flameless Candle with Timer
 Jill from IKR Designs is giving away a wonderful prize package! 
TWO Flameless Candles of your choice 
and
A set of Gorgeous Coasters!! 
{$40+ value}
Keep Calm and Carry On Tumbled Marble Coasters (set of 4)
Leopard Print Monogram Tumbled Marble Coasters (set of 4)
 Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Go over to the IKR shop. What is the name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  • Heart the IKR shop on etsy. one entry. 
  • Tweet, share this giveaway on Facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry.
This giveaway ends on Friday, November 5th @ 10 pm {MST}

Have a Wonderful Day!!
XOXO
 
PS —  Go over and vote at Sew Dang Cute. The second round of Crafting With The Stars is up! My partner Kelly has done an extra great job this week! Way to go Kelly!!
Plus, another Great Ideas post is coming up tonight!! 
Come over and link up YOUR great ideas — so I can feature YOU! And enter to win some wonderful personalized card designs from Bella Luce! 
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Bonus Giveaway — Flameless Candles Gift Set!!

31 Oct
I have a really cool bonus giveaway for you today!! 
Jill from IKR Designs recently sent me the coolest candle to review. It’s a flameless candle that’s made out of real wax. And it smells delicious!!

I love the Harlequin Pattern on the front, plus the jewels — and the best part is that it has a timer inside!! The timer can be set to automatically go on each night at a certain time and can stay on for up to 5 hours! Plus, it has a realistic flickering light.

It is a great idea for a nursery, as a nightlight or in hard to reach places.
There are so many beautiful designs too! 

Keep Calm and Carry On Flameless Candle with Timer
Keep Calm
 You can even personalize candles Like this Family name:
Personalized Family Established Flameless Candle with Timer

Personalized Subway Art

Or put a favorite photograph on one – what a great gift idea!!
Personalized New Baby Flameless Candle with Timer
 Jill from IKR Designs is giving away a wonderful prize package! 
TWO Flameless Candles of your choice 
and
A set of Gorgeous Coasters!! 
{$40+ value}
Keep Calm and Carry On Tumbled Marble Coasters (set of 4)
Leopard Print Monogram Tumbled Marble Coasters (set of 4)
 Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Go over to the IKR shop. What is the name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  • Heart the IKR shop on etsy. one entry. 
  • Tweet, share this giveaway on Facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry.
This giveaway ends on Friday, November 5th @ 10 pm {MST}

Have a Wonderful Day!!
XOXO
 
PS —  Go over and vote at Sew Dang Cute. The second round of Crafting With The Stars is up! My partner Kelly has done an extra great job this week! Way to go Kelly!!
Plus, another Great Ideas post is coming up tonight!! 
Come over and link up YOUR great ideas — so I can feature YOU! And enter to win some wonderful personalized card designs from Bella Luce! 
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Last Minute {Halloween} Ideas — and my newest Favorite Thing!

30 Oct
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Last Minute Halloween Gifts @ Red Couch Recipes
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Hand these Adorable Treats out on Halloween night @ less cake {more frosting}
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Your kids will love making Pumpkin Jigglers @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM
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Hand out some Smores in a Jar to your neighbors @ Monkeys in My Bed
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Or some Candy Coated Pumpkin Marshmallows @ Smilemonsters
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Check out these Great Pumpkin Carving Tips @ Try to Keep Up!
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Make Witch Shoe Party Favors @ Red Couch Recipes
Make this Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle for your Halloween Party @ Crafts & Sutch
Set a festive table for Halloween with a Grilled Cheese Party @ Under The Table and Dreaming
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Check out these Spooky Dinner Ideas @ Hoosier Homemade
And LOOK at what I got from Shelley the other day!! 

Subway Art for your MIXER!!! 
How cool is that???! 
Wouldn’t this be a great idea to give to someone for Thanksgiving as they are making their pies or as a Christmas gift?? And, you can order it in any color. Plus, Shelley made some different designs — so you can really personalize your mixer. I love it!
Brilliant!!! 
You can order the decals through Shelley’s Wonderfully Wordy!
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And, come over and Link UP YOUR ideas at The Weekend Wrap Up Party. There are so many great ideas — I will be doing another Great Ideas Feature post soon!! 
Enter to win 2 Custom Card Designs from Bella Luce!!
Have a very Spooky Halloween!! 
XOXO

Last Minute {Halloween} Ideas — and my newest Favorite Thing!

30 Oct
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Last Minute Halloween Gifts @ Red Couch Recipes
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__28oEQBnWr8/TMrfo9_75iI/AAAAAAAAAp0/qY5bnPN_DME/s1600/14-cones.jpg
Hand these Adorable Treats out on Halloween night @ less cake {more frosting}
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4nd4XtRpIkU/TMbUMYQpFkI/AAAAAAAADe8/_LkQPdYuNyg/s1600/DSC_1715.JPG
Your kids will love making Pumpkin Jigglers @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM
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Hand out some Smores in a Jar to your neighbors @ Monkeys in My Bed
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/0213.jpg?w=200
Or some Candy Coated Pumpkin Marshmallows @ Smilemonsters
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UdjoRGz2K9s/TMuqJFhEXpI/AAAAAAAAApw/W50-4YQN8eg/s1600/IMG_3996.JPG
Check out these Great Pumpkin Carving Tips @ Try to Keep Up!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KL2rUl8P_JY/TMXy2NyPNSI/AAAAAAAACP4/K67ke_69I4M/s1600/100_8395.jpg
Make Witch Shoe Party Favors @ Red Couch Recipes
Make this Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle for your Halloween Party @ Crafts & Sutch
Set a festive table for Halloween with a Grilled Cheese Party @ Under The Table and Dreaming
https://i2.wp.com/hoosierhomemade.com/wp-content/uploads/Halloween-Food-collage.jpg
Check out these Spooky Dinner Ideas @ Hoosier Homemade
And LOOK at what I got from Shelley the other day!! 

Subway Art for your MIXER!!! 
How cool is that???! 
Wouldn’t this be a great idea to give to someone for Thanksgiving as they are making their pies or as a Christmas gift?? And, you can order it in any color. Plus, Shelley made some different designs — so you can really personalize your mixer. I love it!
Brilliant!!! 
You can order the decals through Shelley’s Wonderfully Wordy!
https://i0.wp.com/ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.178985933.jpg
https://i0.wp.com/ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.187589679.jpg
And, come over and Link UP YOUR ideas at The Weekend Wrap Up Party. There are so many great ideas — I will be doing another Great Ideas Feature post soon!! 
Enter to win 2 Custom Card Designs from Bella Luce!!
Have a very Spooky Halloween!! 
XOXO

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and Bella Luce Custom Cards Giveaway!!

30 Oct

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Happy Halloween weekend!!
It’s Friday and after this crazy week I am ready for a party!
Come link up YOUR ideas! 
The giveaway today is from an one of my awesome sponsors
Bella Luce Originals
Custom Cards, Invitations and Cupcake Toppers!!
Check out the beautiful ideas that Leslie of Bella Luce has created:
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 {How about a collage invitation? so cute!}
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 {Beautiful Shower Invitations}
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{Adorable Birth Announcements} 
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{And fantastic Christmas Designs  – I love these polka dots!!!} 
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  {This one is also at the top of my list!!}
And that’s not all!!!
Leslie also makes:
Hanukkah
Halloween
Wedding Save the Date
and Graduation Designs!!!
She has a great blog
Where she shares treats like these cool Candy Corn Cupcakes: 
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As well as fun crafty projects like:
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Leslie is giving away 
TWO personalized Card Designs 
you can choose whatever designs you want from her etsy shop!!
For example — Christmas and birthday, or Bridal shower and Save the Date cards, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, etc. 
This giveaway is for the card design, not the actual cards. Leslie sends you the file and you can print the cards wherever you wish.
So wonderful!
 Here’s How You Can Win:
  • Head over to Bella Luce — what is the name of your favorite card design? one entry.

  • Link up your projects to the Weekend Wrap Up Party. one entry for each project linked up. 
 ***Last week we had over 500 projects linked up and almost 20,000 link views!***
 If you want a bonus entry:
  • Invite your friends to link up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party through Twitter or Facebook – I’d love to see their projects. one entry for each thing you do.
 Giveaway ends Wednesday, November 3rd 10 pm {MST}
A few other reminders:
Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for
 the weekend wrap up party!
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Please link up the Wrap Up button {a text link is great too}so everyone can join in the fun!
Please comment on 2 posts above you and 2 posts below you
in addition to any others that you want to visit. 
That way everyone gets some comments — we all love comments!!
Have fun!!!

I can’t wait to see what you have been working on!

I’ll be writing up a feature spotlight in the morning. 
I am excited to feature YOU!
XOXO

Guest Project — Make a Thanksgiving Blessing Board!

29 Oct
Hello all, this is Heather from WhipperBerry! I am soooo excited that Jen invited us WhipperChicks to guest post today on Tatertots & Jell-o! {Giddy!}

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I started thinking it would be lovely to have a place for people to write down and display what they are thankful for at your gathering.
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So…I came up with the idea for a blessing board and here is how you too can make one…
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First, you need to find a open frame that you like.  I found this one on clearance at a frame store.  Didn’t love the color, loved the price, so I spray painted…
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…and distressed a little with some sandpaper.
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Next, I drilled holes in the inside of the frame.  I didn’t measure, I just placed holes roughly two inches apart.  I didn’t want them to be perfect because I wanted the twine to have a more natural feel once strung.
I then installed Screw Eyes in each of the holes.  I chose screw eyes so that I could restring the frame with ribbon or another material if I wanted later.
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Using heavy weight hemp twine I threaded each of the screws going back in forth.
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Now the fun part begins, embellishing.  I wanted to keep the frame rather neutral so that once Thanksgiving was over I could use the display board for other things.  Think Christmas cards, Valentines, children’s artwork or school work. 
The “give thanks” board is created with a basic precut birch wood board from the craft supply store.  Spray painted, distressed and then attached with Scotch Dual Lock Fasteners.  It’s kind of the bigger and much stronger brother to Velcro and I found that at Target.
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For the “Give” I used brown vinyl and my lovely Cricut.  The “thanks” is created with chip board letters from the craft store, glued on.  I then embellished with burlap and sweater flowers.
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Emily our paper genius at WhipperBerry fancied up some basic clothes pins with spray paint, paper and Mod Podge.  She also created a fun printable subway art tag for your guest to write down what they are grateful for.
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Voila, you are ready for your feast!
Well…at least you have a cute blessing board, you still have a lot of cooking to do!
If you would like an opportunity to win this blessing board come on over to WhipperBerry and enter our Blessing Board Giveaway!
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Thanks Jen, for the opportunity to stop by and say hello.  We are truly honored!
Kisses from the WhipperChicks!!
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Thanks so much Heather!!
I absolutely LOVE that idea!
What a great way to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving!!! 
If you haven’t been over to WhipperBerry – you really need to check them out. 
They are so creative. 
The WhipperChicks throw wonderful parties: 
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Recipes: 
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And Tutorials!
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Go over and check out WhipperBerry
You will be hooked – just like I am!! 

XOXO
PS — Check out the GroopDealz Offer today — it’s my friend Birttany from {Love Stitched}!!
Love Stitched

$10 for One Headband and One Hair Clip from Love Stitched ($20 Value) – FREE SHIPPING

PPS — AND, it’s Friday! My favorite day of the week. Come over and link up your projects/ideas so I can feature YOU! WWU starts at 6 pm {MST}

A bunch of Winners!

29 Oct
Keep Calm and Carry On - Large Distressed Sign in Crimson Red
Halloween week is kicking my heiny.
What about you?? 
But I do want to announce the winners of the two fabulous giveaways last week!! 
Thank you to Barn Owl Primitives for such a fun giveaway!! And we came SO close to 1,000 comments. So Kristi from BOP is giving away another $25 gift certificate to her shop!! And here are the winners: 
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#242 — Ranae Broadhead @ The Broadheads
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#512 — Jen @ T Party Designs
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#98 — Gail @ My Repurposed Life 
Beach Rules Vintage Style Typography Word Art Sign in Aqua
Keep Barn Owl Primitives in mind this Holiday Season. And remember they also do personalized orders!
Owl Earflap hat CROCHET PATTERN includes 4 sizes PDF 20
 AND, The winners of the 
Inner Hooker 3 patterns/each giveaway 
are: 
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#30 — Cha Cha @ Sit Relax and Read who showed us her Gorgeous Silhouette Project!

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#269 — Kimberly @ Bugaboo, Mr. Mini and Me — who showed us her amazing Candy Corn Wreath!

AND 
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Comment #35 — Michelle @ Sweet Something Designs who said:

Thanks for hosting Jen!

Thank you Inner Hooker – I love your shop!!!  Keep Inner Hooker in mind for wonderful patterns. How fun would it be to make some hats as Christmas gifts this year??

Crochet Pattern Spring Bloom hat and leg warmers   
Congratulations!! 
xoxo
PS — coming up in the morning — a wonderful tutorial!!