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Get a Little Creative — a new creative web show!! {and enter to win one of 20 Cricut Machines!}

18 Jul

I’m getting creative this fall with a new online TV network, focusing on all things creative!!  Heather Mann from Dollar Store Crafts, Beckie Farrant of Infarrantly Creative and I have been asked to host a show on My Craft Channel, which is a new first of its kind, online TV network focusing on all things creative!

get a little creative logo

 Get a Little Creative is the name of our new show, one of 20 webshows My Craft Channel is producing.  
One of the main reasons I am so excited about our new show is that we will be spotlighting and promoting other talented bloggers. 



About Get a Little Creative:

Get a Little Creative is a weekly show all about getting
creative with inspiration from the best creative blogs on the internet.
Your hosts, Jennifer Hadfield, Beckie Farrant, and Heather Mann will
spotlight their favorite projects by talented creative bloggers, as well
as simple but high-impact tutorials designed to add some creativity to
your life, from home to food to holidays and beyond.
About the hosts: Jennifer Hadfield is the woman behind the popular blog Tatertots and Jello,
and is a taste-maker whose eye for design has inspired many of the
current trends in the creative blogosphere. Beckie Farrant blogs at Infarrantly Creative where she renovates cast-off furniture into beautiful heirlooms in her signature Roadkill Rescue projects. Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts
specializes in transforming inexpensive materials into stylish and
simple craft projects. Together, the women are creative blogging mentors
at Crafterminds.com.

my craft channel

About My Craft Channel:

My Craft Channel is the first of its kind online TV Craft
Network. It goes beyond the simple web “how-to” home video &
delivers broadcast quality programming. With over 20 new shows each week
there is something for everyone. Top experts, bloggers & craft
celebrities in various niches from sewing, painting, scrapbooking, DIY
projects, photography, mixed media & more have joined together to
bring education to the WEB with TV formatted shows.

20 cricuts in 20 days
My Craft Channel’s blog is revealing one show per day by giving away one Cricut a day for their 20 Cricuts in 20 Days event!

Run over there now and enter to win today’s Cricut, and then keep your
eye out for the rest of the show announcements and opportunities to win
during the rest of July.

The official site of My Craft Channel has not been “unveiled” yet, but they have announced a few of the shows
already:

 

Go on over and enter to win a Cricut!
xoxo

Get a Little Creative — a new creative web show!! {and enter to win one of 20 Cricut Machines!}

18 Jul

I’m getting creative this fall with a new online TV network, focusing on all things creative!!  Heather Mann from Dollar Store Crafts, Beckie Farrant of Infarrantly Creative and I have been asked to host a show on My Craft Channel, which is a new first of its kind, online TV network focusing on all things creative!

get a little creative logo

 Get a Little Creative is the name of our new show, one of 20 webshows My Craft Channel is producing.  
One of the main reasons I am so excited about our new show is that we will be spotlighting and promoting other talented bloggers. 



About Get a Little Creative:

Get a Little Creative is a weekly show all about getting
creative with inspiration from the best creative blogs on the internet.
Your hosts, Jennifer Hadfield, Beckie Farrant, and Heather Mann will
spotlight their favorite projects by talented creative bloggers, as well
as simple but high-impact tutorials designed to add some creativity to
your life, from home to food to holidays and beyond.
About the hosts: Jennifer Hadfield is the woman behind the popular blog Tatertots and Jello,
and is a taste-maker whose eye for design has inspired many of the
current trends in the creative blogosphere. Beckie Farrant blogs at Infarrantly Creative where she renovates cast-off furniture into beautiful heirlooms in her signature Roadkill Rescue projects. Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts
specializes in transforming inexpensive materials into stylish and
simple craft projects. Together, the women are creative blogging mentors
at Crafterminds.com.

my craft channel

About My Craft Channel:

My Craft Channel is the first of its kind online TV Craft
Network. It goes beyond the simple web “how-to” home video &
delivers broadcast quality programming. With over 20 new shows each week
there is something for everyone. Top experts, bloggers & craft
celebrities in various niches from sewing, painting, scrapbooking, DIY
projects, photography, mixed media & more have joined together to
bring education to the WEB with TV formatted shows.

20 cricuts in 20 days
My Craft Channel’s blog is revealing one show per day by giving away one Cricut a day for their 20 Cricuts in 20 Days event!

Run over there now and enter to win today’s Cricut, and then keep your
eye out for the rest of the show announcements and opportunities to win
during the rest of July.

The official site of My Craft Channel has not been “unveiled” yet, but they have announced a few of the shows
already:

 

Go on over and enter to win a Cricut!
xoxo

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make a DIY Laptop Skin!! {tutorial}

15 Jul

Hello Tatertots and Jello readers!!!  I am beside myself excited to be here today.  Jen has been a big supporter of MaryJanes and Galoshes from the beginning and I can not thank her enough!  My name is Taylor, I will spare you the boring details and get on  with the fun stuff!

I’m one of the ten True Value Blog squad members this year so right now on MJ&G you can find me creating a fun outdoor living space!   Today I’m breaking away from my project to share something quick, easy, and (I think) so fun!

I’ll be the first to admit I get bored easily.  If you already read MJ&G you probably now I’m a ball of randomness and am always switching things up (including my blog banner, because I get tired of looking at it).  So I’ve been oohing over all the fun laptop skins online FOREVER but I know I would tire of it to quickly to justify the cost…… so I came up with my own solution that is 1. CHEAP! and 2. completely changeable!  Here is my finished project….

What you need

  • White contact paper (shelf liner, found in the housewares department, or I got mine at True Value!)
  • Laptop template (I modified mine from a free one at Sticker Mule or you can create your own)
  • Permanent markera
    Image to trace (unless your a free hand drawer/doodler!) 
  • Scissors 
  • Window or lightbox 

My last laptop was silver and I never seemed to have any issues with it looking dirty or beat up, but this (practically brand new) black laptop looks AWFUL! 

To top it off my daughter got into some nail polish and began to paint it pink!  Which may have been lovely…. but not done by a two year old 🙂  But not even my remover could get it all off…..

So I was a bit embarrassed to take my laptop in public…. It’s all good now!  To start….. print out your template or make one by laying paper down and your laptop upside down on top and trace.  If there are any special molding indents you need to go around go ahead and work that out on paper.  I had to go around a small ditch at the bottom.

Contact paper comes in all kinds of colors, I chose white because I wanted to draw on mine.  Wood grain is very easy to find and would really fun if your in to that kind of thing.  You may like to draw on top of a patterned option also… it’s completely up to you and very easy to change when you want something new.

1. Lay your template onto the back side of the contact paper, tape down and trim around.

2. You can test to see how it fits after you cut it out.  It wont’ stick until you remove the paper backing.  I decided I wanted to put one of my (many) previous banners on mine, so I printed it out and used the window to trace the design onto the contact paper.

3. Using permanent markets… I have a great set of colored sharpies.  The fine tips weren’t great for coloring the large areas, but it did work so use your judgement on what you can live with.

4. Remove the protective backing from your contact paper and stick to your laptop!  Don’t stress to much about this step…. contact paper is VERY forgiving and will allow you to reposition multiple times.  Smooth out any airbuses you may get.  You can prick stubborn ones with a pin if needed. 

I can think of so many fun possibilities for this!  How about a calendar, or an advertisement for your business while your in public….  Your log when your at a craft or art fair!  You can also use acrylic paint if you prefer to paint.  Just don’t bother trying to use your printer….. I tried it….. smudge city. 

Thanks so much for having me here today!  I hope you are able to come and visit me sometime!  Lots of fun to be had at MaryJanes and Galoshes!  ♥ Taylor

 Oh my goodness Taylor — that is such a FUN idea.
I love it!!! 
If you don’t know MaryJanes & Galoshes – you are in for a treat!! 
Taylor has super awesome ideas like: 
I love this post on No Heat Curls {isn’t she cute btw?}
Have you always wondered how to make an Easy Zippered Pillow?
And how adorable is this creative Lego Birthday Invitation??
I may have a crush on Taylor’s Tissue Paper Wreath — gorgeous!
check out how to make a Rolled Flower Necklace too!
Head over to MaryJanes & Galoshes and see for yourself all of the fabulous ideas!! 
xoxo

PS — For all of my Utah friends — Downeast Basics & Modbe is having a HUGE warehouse sale in Layton tomorrow. Nothing will be over $10. You can find out more on the Downeast Facebook Page. I’m going to try to make it to that — sounds awesome!!

PPSIt’s FRIDAY — my favorite day of the week. Why?? Because that’s when I can see and feature YOUR ideas. Come link them up to The Weekend Wrap Up Party. The party starts tonight at 6 pm MST.

Giveaway — Win a Giant Sewing Mat and an entry to win a Sewing Box {workspace that folds up} $1295 value!!

13 Apr
Update — giveaway closed. 

Winner was Mamakat50 #581

Check this out! 

The Original Scrapbox is hosting a huge giveaway to celebrate the creation of their newest product–The Sewing Box!
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There will be 11 preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for one Sewing Box! 
The
Sewing Box is available in Vanilla or Black BeadBoard. This incredible
new workspace folds up into a sleek box, hiding all of your sewing
projects. 
  • The perfect storage solution for all your sewing supplies.
  • The Sewing box is 39″ long x 22″ wide when closed.
  • It is 78″ long when fully opened. The table is 42″ long x 17″ wide
  • The unit is 47″ high
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Enter to win the preliminary giveaway:
You can win One Giant Cutting Mat (Retail $39.95)  and One entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Sewing Box in your choice of color.
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If you are selected as a preliminary winner of the Cutting Mat, you will then be entered into the grand prize drawing held on www.RachelleWrites.blogspot.com
on April 22, 2011.
On that date, a random drawing will select a
winner from all of the finalists to receive one Sewing Box (value
$1295.00).
*The contest is open to addresses in the contiguous United States only.
Giveaway open from April 13th to April 18th, 2011 at 11:59pm.

Giveaway Rules:
*You can only enter under one name
*
It is possible to win more than one preliminary prize, which means
it’s possible to be entered into the grand prize drawing more than
once.
*All winner’s addresses must be U.S. (48 contiguous state) addresses
*You must complete the required entry to be eligible to win

Here’s how to enter: Please
leave details in your comment of how you entered with required links. 
Visit all 11 blogs for extra entries into this fabulous giveaway!
*Required entry: You must visit The Original Scrapbox website and leave a comment here on my blog telling me your favorite item.

Extra Entries:

  • Tweet the contest with linkback in your comment.
  • Facebook the contest with linkback in your comment
  • Add the contest button(pictured above) to your sidebar with a link to this contest
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You can enter the preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the grand prize drawing at the following blogs:
ScrappinCricut.org
Shanty-2-chic.com
TurnedGypsy.blogspot.com
SewManyChallenges.com
Kathyand3Kids.blogspot.com
Infarrantlycreative.net
Tatertotsandjello.com
 Busy With The Cricky Spartansusscraper.blogspot.com
Thirtyhandmadedays.com
TheIdeaRoom.net
RachelleWrites.blogspot.com

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*Disclosure:
I received free product from The Original Scrapbox to host this
giveaway. All rules must be followed and correct United States address
given for prize to be awarded.
Good Luck!! 
How fun would it be to win that Sewing Box??
I want one!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!! 

xoxo
PS — I am working on FIVE tutorials this week before I go out of town. I can’t wait to show them to you 🙂 
And, I have something super exciting and dear to my heart in the works. Eeeek!


DIY Entertainment Unit Remodel {Update}

3 Mar
 Here’s a couple updates
on what’s happening in our family room. 
Right before I left to go to
Blissdom, we ripped apart our built-in entertainment unit: 
 {sorry – this is a really old picture before we painted the room}
Our neighbor and handyman, Brent helped us install a false-back to hide the
cords and help hold up the top part of the unit {it’s attached to studs
in the wall too}. And then we installed beadboard with a panel that can
be opened in case we need to get into the wires back there. Here’s a
shot of the beadboard.
Now I just have to paint. 
And thanks everyone who voted on what color to paint it. 
The winning vote was  Pottery Barn White. {{I’m so excited}}
I am going to start on it this weekend!!! 
 Here’s another shot. We built a floating shelf to hold the AV components but haven’t moved them up there yet. And do you like Ella’s picture that she taped up – lol? Just keeping it real 🙂
  I picked these knobs up for the drawers. They were on clearance. 
I’m still trying to decide if they are the perfect ones…
I can’t wait to show you the whole thing once it’s done!!
 I also think I am going to slipcover my couch in something a little lighter. 
What do you think?
maybe something like this?
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 And maybe get a rug like this eventually: 
And here’s something I love — 
I met a talented girl on Twitter last week, Ashley from The Shine Project
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Isn’t she cute?? Well, she has thought up a wonderful idea called 
Ashley makes beautiful necklaces: 
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And she is contributing $$ from each necklace into Shine Project Scholarship fund!

“In January 2012, the money from The Shine Project will be going to
the first ever Shine Project Scholarship award
for an inner city school student’s college education.”

I thought that was a really cool idea. 

{I love seeing people that are trying to make the world a better place} 

What is something YOU are loving this week??

xoxo

IKR Designs Giveaway — Flameless Candles and more!

17 Feb
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I have a fun bonus giveaway for you — IKR Designs!! 
 You may remember them from a popular giveaway last year. IKR Designs — sells flameless candles and my favorite part — they have timers. So you can set the candle to go on at certain times and go off too. Such a great idea!! 
And there are so many cute designs. 
These would make awesome wedding or birthday gifts!!

Keep Calm and Carry On Flameless Candle with Timer

 You can personalize candles like this Family name:
Personalized Family Established Flameless Candle with Timer

Candy Heart Flameless Candle with Timer

Or put a favorite photograph on one – what a great gift idea!!
Personalized New Baby Flameless Candle with Timer
You can even get one with the Silhouette of your puppy! 
I Love My "Dog" Flameless Candle with Timer
And they also sell personalized prints! 
Hoo Loves You Baby 8x10 Personalized Print
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Live Simply 8x10 Personalized Print

So Dear to My Heart 8x10 Personalized Print
Jill from IKR Designs is giving away
$40 to her shop!! 


 Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Go over to the IKR shop. What is the name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  • “Like” IKR Designs on facebook. one entry. 
  • Tweet, share this giveaway on Facebook or on your Blog or Sidebar. one entry.

 {This giveaway runs until Monday, February 21st}
 xoxo

Giveaway Monday — $50 to Maya Road {embellishments and more}!!

14 Feb
 Happy Valentine’s Day!! 
I have a special Monday giveaway for you today from Maya Road:
an awesome store that sells
all types of crafts products-
glitter, chipboard
albums, trims, pins, ribbons, fabric flowers, buttons, rub-ons and more!!
Maya Rose was founded by two sisters – Deb and Caroline – who believe that everyone can be creative and are committed to making high quality, affordable
crafting products!!
Maya Road sells over 1,000 beautiful items: 

 Buttons:
 Jewels:
 Tons of ribbon:
 Even these wooden spools:
 Embellishments:
 Flowers: 
 
And so much more!!! 
And Maya Rose has a section – the Creative Corner, with great project ideas, instructions and templates! With ideas, like this cute calendar: 
And this banner:
 And they also have a beautiful blog with even more project ideas. So creative!!
Maya Road is giving away $50 to their website!! 
Just think of the projects you can do!!! 
Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Hop over to Maya Road. What is The Name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  •  Check out the Maya Road blog. Leave a comment or follow. one entry each.
  • Sign up to receive the Maya Road newsletter — where you can find out about their new products, giveaways and project ideas!! one entry.
  •  Share this giveaway — through Twitter, Facebook, or on your blog. one entry each.

{this giveaway ends on  Feb. 21st}
xoxxo
Less Cake{More Frosting}

PS — I’m over at one of my favorite friend’s blogs today —
sharing some funny facts. Come over for some excitement!! If you don’t know Lara’s blog you are in for a treat. So cute!!


And come over to Whatever Dee Dee Wants — some fun bloggers are sharing their secrets of how they keep their marriage happy!! 

*And, I have a bunch of giveaways that end tonight, don’t miss out on entering. They are on my sidebar 🙂