Archive | January, 2011

Giveaway Monday — $50 to Wacky Kracker {custom stationery}

31 Jan
 {Happy Monday}
This week’s giveaway is from Wacky Kracker — a personalized stationery store for every occasion! 
Here are some of my favorite items: 

{Personalized placemats}
 I love this idea — you can have a personalized menu plan with your family’s name on it. What a good idea!!
 

 You can also get personalized “enclosure cards” – business cards.
 
 Digital Birthday Invitations:
 All kinds of other invitations like baby announcements, birthdays, weddings and moving announcements!
 

 Wacky Kracker is giving away $50 to one of you!!
Here’s how YOU can win: 

1. Hop over to  Wacky Cracker — while you are there take a look around. Come back and let me know the name of your favorite item! two entries.




2. “Like” Wacky Cracker — Where you can find out about their new designs, specials and giveaways!! one entry.



4. Blog, Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway. one entry for each.

{This giveaway will run until Monday,Feb. 7th}

PS — If you are a new customer, you can get 10% off by typing in New2011 at check out! 







Have a Wonderful Day!! 



xoxo


I am having such a fun time at CHA — I can’t wait to show you some more pictures!! This Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and I in front of the Plaid booth! 

Giveaway Monday — $50 to Wacky Kracker {custom stationery}

31 Jan
 {Happy Monday}
This week’s giveaway is from Wacky Kracker — a personalized stationery store for every occasion! 
Here are some of my favorite items: 

{Personalized placemats}
 I love this idea — you can have a personalized menu plan with your family’s name on it. What a good idea!!
 

 You can also get personalized “enclosure cards” – business cards.
 
 Digital Birthday Invitations:
 All kinds of other invitations like baby announcements, birthdays, weddings and moving announcements!
 

 Wacky Kracker is giving away $50 to one of you!!
Here’s how YOU can win: 

1. Hop over to  Wacky Cracker — while you are there take a look around. Come back and let me know the name of your favorite item! two entries.




2. “Like” Wacky Cracker — Where you can find out about their new designs, specials and giveaways!! one entry.



4. Blog, Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway. one entry for each.

{This giveaway will run until Monday,Feb. 7th}

PS — If you are a new customer, you can get 10% off by typing in New2011 at check out! 







Have a Wonderful Day!! 



xoxo


I am having such a fun time at CHA — I can’t wait to show you some more pictures!! This Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and I in front of the Plaid booth! 

Silhouette Cuts Fabric!!

31 Jan
I am in craft heaven at CHA! 
It is a creative paradise. I have found some really fun products to share in fun giveaways this year. I can’t wait!!!

But first — breaking news!!! Silhouette has designed a way to cut fabric!! You can use the same blade, with the pink tip that comes with the Silhouette package! Yes, it’s true and I am so excited. I love fabric and can’t get wait to get home to make some fun fabric projects with it!!
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I made a short video about this cool news if you want to check it out πŸ™‚

And, from today until Tuesday, the kind people from Silhouette are giving Tatertots & Jello readers a special code to use which will get you 30% off your purchase. This includes the special interface that you can use to cut out fabric, as well as anything in the store.
Here’s the code — TTJ@CHA
And — here are a few fun pictures from our trip so far:
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{photos by the darling Megan of Honey We’re Home}
 {I met the uber talented and sweet Miss Mustard Seed!}
 
{Here we are on the party plane to Blissdom with Marie, Laurie, Beckie, Kami}
PS — Have you checked out the crafty contest American Crafter at Nap Time Crafters?? It’s going to be a fun season. Check out the contestants this week!! 

Great Ideas — {Heart Projects}

30 Jan
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Faux Chenille Pillow @ Ameroonie Designs
 Framed Felt Hearts @ The Diary of Dave’s Wife

Burlap Heart Wreath @ The Casabella Project
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Ruffle Heart Pillow @ Copy Craft
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Ribbon Wrapped Wreath @ Signal Hill Interiors
Be Mine Wreath @ The Diary of Dave’s Wife
Valentine Paper Bag Printable @ it is what it is
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Heart Paper Garland @ Happy Clippings
Heart Pizza Box @ No Biggie
Freezer Paper Stenciled Shirts @ Crafts & Sutch
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Heart Yarn Wreath @ J and J Home
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Felt Heart Garland @ Sweet Bee Buzz 
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Paint Chip Matchstick Valentines @ Embellishing Life
 Valentine Cupcake Sign @ madigan made
Heart Felt Gift Bag @ Living with Punks
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{Love Birds Art @ Loving Every Second
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Grocery Bag Valentine’s Wreath @ Us and Them
Pillow Sash @ Peppermint Plum
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Tic Tac Toe Valentine @ Smile Monsters


Button Heart @ Life with Little Ones
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Felt Conversation Heart Banner @ Punkin Patterns
 Paper Hearts @ Fun on a Dime
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Burlap Valentine Frame Redo @ Today’s Fabulous Finds
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Rosette Heart Frame @ Redefining Domestic
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 Super Simple and cute Doily Banner @ Stay At Home Mom
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 Heart Knee Patches @ SugarBee – Craft Edition
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 Heart Headbands @ Amelia Bedilia
Ruffle Rosette Shirt @ Occasionally Crafty
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Heart Specimen Art @ The Pike Family
There are so many more great {Heart} ideas linked up. I want to link them all up, but I have been walking around CHA all day and I’m so tired!! I will post more ideas soon. Plus, there are great printables and projects linked up. Come over and see!! And link up yours so I can feature YOU and you can enter to win a pair of sweet, handmade shoes from little posh bebe .
xoxo
PS — I have a really fun news to share tomorrow! 

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and little posh bebe giveaway!

29 Jan

What have YOU been working on??
It’s time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party! 

 

This week’s giveaway is from a wonderful shop: little posh bebe

Classy, elegant and fashionable baby accessories!!


 All of little posh bebe shoes are lined with eco-friendly felt. Each baby shoe to be as Eco-friendly and Organic as possible.. for those sweet little feet. As well as organic materials, little posh bebe uses a wide variety of fabric for their shoes and designer fabric, and fabulous embellishments.

 

 

  Aren’t they fabulous?? What cute shoes for your little one. Or the perfect shower or baby gift.


little posh bebe 
is giving away 
any pair of shoes from their store to one of you!
Here’s How YOU Can Win: 

    Go over to little posh bebe What is The Name of the shoes you would pick? one entry.

    “Like” little posh bebe on Facebook. one entry.

  • Link up to The Weekend Wrap Up Party. each project is one entry.
A few other reminders:

Please link up the Wrap Up button {a text link is great too}so everyone can join in the fun!
 


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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 am excited to see what YOU have been working on πŸ™‚  

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and little posh bebe giveaway!

29 Jan

What have YOU been working on??
It’s time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party! 

 

This week’s giveaway is from a wonderful shop: little posh bebe

Classy, elegant and fashionable baby accessories!!


 All of little posh bebe shoes are lined with eco-friendly felt. Each baby shoe to be as Eco-friendly and Organic as possible.. for those sweet little feet. As well as organic materials, little posh bebe uses a wide variety of fabric for their shoes and designer fabric, and fabulous embellishments.

 

 

  Aren’t they fabulous?? What cute shoes for your little one. Or the perfect shower or baby gift.


little posh bebe 
is giving away 
any pair of shoes from their store to one of you!
Here’s How YOU Can Win: 

    Go over to little posh bebe What is The Name of the shoes you would pick? one entry.

    “Like” little posh bebe on Facebook. one entry.

  • Link up to The Weekend Wrap Up Party. each project is one entry.
A few other reminders:

Please link up the Wrap Up button {a text link is great too}so everyone can join in the fun!
 


<a border=”0″ href=”http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://hadfield.smugmug.com/photos/978446890_7b2ZN-O.png” /></a><br>


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 am excited to see what YOU have been working on πŸ™‚  

Guest Project — {Bow and Arrow} Valentine Wreath Tutorial

28 Jan
bow and arrow wreath
TGIF Tatertots & Jello readers!
I’m Maggie, your guest blogger today from Black and White {Side by Side}.
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Black and White {Side by Side} is my growing collection of do-it-yourself home, wedding and party ideas + random other things that catch my eye πŸ™‚ Come by and check it out!
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Today, I’m excited to share with you my “Bow and Arrow” Valentine Wreath tutorial. YOU are the crafty ones I admire every weekend at the Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and I can’t wait to see what you will do with the little bit of inspiration that I hope this tutorial provides πŸ™‚

1. Start by wrapping a 12″ straw heart wreath in yarn. I’m not going to lie, this part takes awhile. Turn on the TV, watch a movie, call a friend! It’s easy, mindless crafting, so do something fun at the same time πŸ™‚ Also, save yourself a step and don’t bother taking off the plastic wrapping around the wreath.
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2. Make “Cupid’s Arrow”. Standard 12″ dowel rods available at your local craft store are just a tad short for this project. You will need one full 12″ dowel rod and a small piece of another.
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The dowel rods are easy to push through the straw wreath frame. Push the full 12″ one through first. This should cover the bottom left portion of the arrow, through the middle. Cut a small piece of a second dowel to complete the upper right portion of your arrow. Embellish with felt to complete the look you want!
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I used hearts for the point of my arrow and a semi circle for the bottom fin.
3. Create a custom banner.I had this “love” vinyl decal laying around, so I applied it directly to a long strip of cream felt. But don’t let me stifle your creative ideas! Individualize your banner with something special for you and your Valentine!
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These vinyl decals are not intended for fabric application, but hey – it worked for me! Give it a try!
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4. Finishing touches. I snipped the ends of my banner to make prettier tails and then attached it to the wreath with straight sewing pins. Use a hot glue gun to attach stiffened felt to the back of your banner before pinning it on.
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Applying stiffened felt, only to the middle of the banner.
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Add more of the stiffened felt to give the tails of your banner some structure.
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Hang with some decorative ribbon and a lovely bow!
Get it? BOW and ARROW wreath? πŸ™‚
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bow and arrow wreath
The little fin gets lost in the black background, but it shows the rest of the wreath so well, I had to include it!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to make one for your front door πŸ™‚
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentines Day!
P.S. Jen, Thank you so much for allowing me to guest post on your amazing site! Your positive and do-it-yourself attitude inspire me! I feel encouraged everyday when I stop by Tatertots and Jello to see what’s new! Thank you and keep up the great work!!!
xoxo – Maggie

Maggie – that is amazing!!

I love the arrow through the wreath. So cute!! 
I have loved Maggie’s blog Side by Side for so long. You will love all of her awesome projects!! 
{Love this Quick and Easy Valentine Decor}
Be sure to check out all the fun happening at Black and White {Side by Side}!!
xoxo

PS — I am getting organized over at Brooklyn Limestone today!  

PPS – And am sharing a fun organization post over at Brown Paper Packages today!!I’m getting so organized!!!!