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Great Ideas — Fourth of July {Red, White & Blue}

5 Jun

 {Hogwash}

 

There are more Fourth of July ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party AND tons of other great ideas!!!

Come over and be inspired. 
 We would love to see YOUR ideas too!!

Link up and you can win a Personalized Family Canvas {$129 value} from


Have a wonderful day!!

xoxox

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Great Ideas — Fourth of July {Red, White & Blue}

5 Jun

 {Hogwash}

 

There are more Fourth of July ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party AND tons of other great ideas!!!

Come over and be inspired. 
 We would love to see YOUR ideas too!!

Link up and you can win a Personalized Family Canvas {$129 value} from


Have a wonderful day!!

xoxox

20 Great Easter/Spring Ideas via Pinterest!!

15 Apr
How adorable are these Easter Chicks form Living Locurto? Get the instructions and free printable.
Are you familiar with Pinterest?
It is a visual smorgasbord of beautiful eye candy.
I find myself drawn there almost every day drooling over the beautiful
ideas.
I thought I would share a few of my favorite Spring/Easter ideas
with you!! 
Easter Nest Cupcakes from Torie Jayne
 
 Chick Cake Pops from Bakerella
Check out this fun Easter Party  Table – I love that cupcake wrapper garland from The White Library

This is on my list — Paint Chip Easter Egg Garland from Modern Parents, Messy Kids
I love these Washi Tape Eggs from To Be Charmed
Pretty Flower Wreath at Wild Child Full of Grace
 Such a beautiful idea for a centerpiece of Spring place setting from Martha Stewart
This bright, happy Spring Mantel makes me happy from Sherry Cartwright on Pinterest
Cute idea – plant herbs in rain boots from Crafty Nature on Flickr
I love this – send a message on a banner from Pinterest
How cool would this be for a Spring Party from Style Me Pretty
How cute are these Peep Smores? from Steamy Kitchen
I adore these Peeps Garlands from Made
These Peep Pops are so fun for a Spring Party from Love From the Oven
These Egg Topiaries are so fun at Lemon Tree Creations
These Damask Eggs are so pretty from Choose to Thrive
These printable Egg Tags are so fun from the talented ladies at Eighteen25
This is also on my list — Egg Carton Wrath  from Krafty Kat
So there you go — 20 of my favorite Pinterest Easter ideas.
There are so many more!! If you aren’t on Pinterest, go check it out! 
**And if you need an invitation, leave me a comment with your email and I will try to get you an invitation. 
 It’s a great way to keep track of your inspiration projects and pictures!!! 
I’d love to connect with you — my user name is JenTatertots.
PS It’s Friday!!! Time to link up YOUR ideas. I can’t wait to see what YOU have been working on!!! The linky goes up at 6 pm {MST}.

xoxo

20 Great Easter/Spring Ideas via Pinterest!!

15 Apr
How adorable are these Easter Chicks form Living Locurto? Get the instructions and free printable.
Are you familiar with Pinterest?
It is a visual smorgasbord of beautiful eye candy.
I find myself drawn there almost every day drooling over the beautiful
ideas.
I thought I would share a few of my favorite Spring/Easter ideas
with you!! 
Easter Nest Cupcakes from Torie Jayne
 
 Chick Cake Pops from Bakerella
Check out this fun Easter Party  Table – I love that cupcake wrapper garland from The White Library

This is on my list — Paint Chip Easter Egg Garland from Modern Parents, Messy Kids
I love these Washi Tape Eggs from To Be Charmed
Pretty Flower Wreath at Wild Child Full of Grace
 Such a beautiful idea for a centerpiece of Spring place setting from Martha Stewart
This bright, happy Spring Mantel makes me happy from Sherry Cartwright on Pinterest
Cute idea – plant herbs in rain boots from Crafty Nature on Flickr
I love this – send a message on a banner from Pinterest
How cool would this be for a Spring Party from Style Me Pretty
How cute are these Peep Smores? from Steamy Kitchen
I adore these Peeps Garlands from Made
These Peep Pops are so fun for a Spring Party from Love From the Oven
These Egg Topiaries are so fun at Lemon Tree Creations
These Damask Eggs are so pretty from Choose to Thrive
These printable Egg Tags are so fun from the talented ladies at Eighteen25
This is also on my list — Egg Carton Wrath  from Krafty Kat
So there you go — 20 of my favorite Pinterest Easter ideas.
There are so many more!! If you aren’t on Pinterest, go check it out! 
**And if you need an invitation, leave me a comment with your email and I will try to get you an invitation. 
 It’s a great way to keep track of your inspiration projects and pictures!!! 
I’d love to connect with you — my user name is JenTatertots.
PS It’s Friday!!! Time to link up YOUR ideas. I can’t wait to see what YOU have been working on!!! The linky goes up at 6 pm {MST}.

xoxo

Guest Project — Make a PB-inspired Spring Pillow Cover!!

23 Mar
Hey Tatertots & Jello gals.
Its Cheri from
I am a wife and a home schooling Mom–I have 4 great kiddos

Jenn and I have known each other for quite a while. She is always coming up with such creative ideas. She is so perky all of the time–she is like the Mary Poppins of blogland.
It is an honor to be here today.
I worked on a project to show you gals.
The PB NEST pillows are so popular so I decided to put a little twist on my design.
Then after I finished my project I went over looking for something else over at the PB only to find this:
Seriously I had not seen this before I made my design–have I been under a ROCK?

I grabbed some canvas that I had on hand and pressed it all nice and smooth.
{I had 2 pieces plus some extra to rip into strips}
{I grabbed some cotton Osenberg that was a little darker too}

Then I wrote in free hand –with a pencil–right onto one of the pieces of fabric.
I wish I could say I used this font–but it was free hand.

I grabbed my DecoArt paint, fabric medium and dazzling metallics paints.

First–I mixed a little bit of the paint with equal amounts of the fabric medium, mixed it together and then painted the letters
H, m and e. I let it dry and then the next day I mixed a tiny bit of the metallics paint with the fabric medium and went over a few areas to give it a little razzle dazzle, I let it dry.
Once it was dry I pressed over the letters –just as the instructions tell you to do so.
Then I ripped each of the letters apart into even rectangles for each one. I liked the ripped edges.
Then it was time to make the “O”.
I ripped a couple strips of the canvas and Onesberg fabrics, plugged in the hot glue gun and started twisting and glueing with tiny dabbs of glue.


Then I glued each of the letters onto the other piece of fabric.

I love it

A new “TWIST” on the NESTING idea
This piece can be hung or finished off as a pillow.
I pulled a wooden egg I have from another project and laid it in the nest–

Come on over to Its So Very Cheri” to put your name into a random draw for this piece.
(it does not come with the egg)
Come check out my fabric tape and chalkboard tape that I made for my tape party.

I will be posting another really cute tape project that I did for my little girls Shabby Chic Bedroom on Friday.
Come back over to see what I did.

 
I am also one of The DIY Club gals.
 DIY Club
 And I have a fun party that goes up every Sunday–it is open 7 days a week
with 7 different categories. I features bloggers each week.
 its so very cheri
 Thanks for having me, Jen! It’s be so fun!! 
Thanks Cheri! What a fun project.
I love that nest idea! 
Cheri has a great, beachy style. Maybe because she lives in Florida. Can you tell I’m jealous of her wonderful weather? Lucky!! 
 Be sure to stop by It’s So Very Cheri and say hi!! 
xoxo
PSLaura from Ellie Inspired is donating 100% of the proceeds of this adorable dress pattern to the relief efforts in Japan! 

PPS — I have a Spring Chevron project to share later tonight!!

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Guest Project — Four Last Minute Valentine Ideas!!

6 Feb
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Hello
Crafty readers @ Tatertots and Jello!
I am Hani, from Craftionary
I have a wonderful Husband whom I’m married for 2 years and together we have 
the most adorable bundle of joy; our baby boy
I love to craft and enjoy other people’s wonderful ideas too. Just keeping things organized and
knowing my own creativity; led me to blogging. Since my boy is young and hyper active
I work on projects that are safe, as he grows so will we grow @ Craftionary


Thanks Jen for having me here, I am so excited to share a few last minute valentine
gift ideas that make it all special and charming. So, lets get started


1
CANDLES WITH LOVE
  • Just as I saw these simple candles; an idea struck me and I suddenly bought them. I searched for romantic and love quotes on Google and
    found one wonderful quote that well suited my candles. I then simply
    printed and transferred the quote to each candle with vinyl sheet and
    there don’t they look lovely now? : )
  • These candles are a very romantic gift for Valentine’s Day.

2
MAGNET-HEARTS
  • I wanted to make a magnet for quite a long time and it just suddenly happened that on my last visit to Wal-Mart
    I just randomly bought magnets. Now I was surfing through my stuff and
    thought of making something with foam and there the magnet heart came to
    my mind.
  • This is the simplest thing to make. Just
    cut and glue the stack of hearts together. You can use any color and any
    number of hearts depending upon how thick you want it. I used 3 hearts.
    Then glue the magnet and beads on the back and front and leave it to
    dry. I used white glue as it dries transparent.
  • I made 2 hearts. One saying “I love you” and the other has our names on it. Both the hearts look great together. : )
3
HEART-MARK
  • Make an
    easy and instant bookmark for your book worm Valentine. A bookmark is
    something that will last forever if your valentine loves to read books.
    Whenever he/she will be reading a book, the bookmark will remind them of
    you. 
  • Draw a template on a piece of paper like
    the one on the right and cut it. Now trace the half piece on both sides.
    In this way you will have equal sides. 
  • Now cut some hearts from a
    patterned paper and glue them over. You can use hearts and red color
    papers. There is a whole lot of paper variety to choose from everywhere
    these days.
  • Make a simple braid three parts with colors of your choice. I have
    used red, orange and off-white. Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark
    and pass it through.
  • Finally make boundaries using thread in the shape of hearts and your bookmark is ready. Give your heart-mark on Valentines. : )
4
EXPRESS WITH LOVE TAGS

  • Finally the greeting card that is
    made with love tags. Cut cards into any shape you like. Here I have cut
    black and red cards into tag shape. Cut a pattern that you like from a
    paper and glue it over the card. 
  • For the out-line use golden ribbon and glue it at the back of the tags to reveal just a thin layer.

  • I crafted the “L” with buttons, the “O” thread and hearts inside, “V” with nylon net ( just cut scraps of nylon net and glue the ends to the card, the shape will automatically be formed) and “E” is simply card that is glued over.
  • A complete buttoned card looks like this. If you wanna give it a try.
  • Finally decorate it with ribbon flowers, cut-out hearts, buttons and any accessory you like. 
  • Glue the tags over the greeting card.
  • Here are two different looks of the Tag-Card. Which one do you like better? : )
  • Finally
    write all that you want inside; it would be a great idea to write your
    journey with him in the form of a poem, or a quote that defines your
    relationship.
Hope you had fun with me and these simple last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day. 
Have an awesome week!
Thanks Jen
Thanks Hani – what super ideas!! 
Be sure to check out the Craftionary for more creative projects, like: 
http://craftionary.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/nylon_purple_tulip_flowers.jpg
 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/organizingofficewithorigamicraft.jpg?w=300
Be sure to visit Hani @ The Craftionary 
xoxo