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Guest Post — {free} Printable Bookplates!!

4 Mar
Hello!! I’m so excited to be visiting Tatertots and Jello today! Thanks again, Jenn for the invitation.
I’m best known as Pamela Donnis, and I am a wife, mommy of three, digital artist, blogger, couponer, and pre-mommy first-grade teacher who is on a never-ending quest to keep it all balanced.

I try to share authenticity in embracing my season of life and keep it fresh by sprinkling in a bit of creativity. ‘Cause sprinkles make everything better.

Today I want to tell you about my five-year-old who loves reading and collecting things. His most recent obsession is collecting the Magic Treehouse books–a combination of his two loves! Luckily I had quite a few books stored away from my teaching days, plus we’ve found quite a few used copies at thrift stores. And thank goodness for the library.

It may be that he has to share so many things with his sisters, but lately he’s also been wanting to write his name on everything, almost in dog-peeing-on-the-corner-to-mark-his-territory kind of way. Since I’m not thrilled with him writing all over the books and am hoping they’ll be in good enough shape to pass on to his younger sisters, we made a deal that he wouldn’t write in the books if I made some “bookplates.”
Now with these bookplates I’m comfortable with him “marking his territory” without it being such a permanent claim in the book. Plus, come on. Aren’t these cute??!!
Besides being adorable and practical for kids, I think a set or two of these bookplates would make the perfect gift for a teacher. Take it from a teacher, they don’t really need another mug. Just sayin’. 😉
Want to make some? I’m sharing! 🙂
This is a PDF file so you won’t need any special software, but you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (which you probably already have). To make your bookplates, just open, print on cardstock, trim with scissors or a papercutter, and then mark your own territory!
For more digital freebies, tutorials, and other creative ideas, I’d love to have you visit me at Keeping Life Creative!
 Thanks Pam!! What a great idea.  
And those bookplates would make cute birthday gifts, wrapped up with a couple books.
Here are just a few of Pam’s awesome ideas:
 {Pam is a master scrapbooker – check out her Lessons From a Sunny Day layout}
holiday tagW
{And Pam makes all kinds of printables like these Baking Gift Tags}
Head over to Keeping Life Creative and say hi!!
xoxo
PSIt’s Friday!! I’m excited to see YOUR ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! It starts at 6 pm {mst}. I hope you will join in on the fun!!!

Guest Post — {free} Printable Bookplates!!

4 Mar
Hello!! I’m so excited to be visiting Tatertots and Jello today! Thanks again, Jenn for the invitation.
I’m best known as Pamela Donnis, and I am a wife, mommy of three, digital artist, blogger, couponer, and pre-mommy first-grade teacher who is on a never-ending quest to keep it all balanced.

I try to share authenticity in embracing my season of life and keep it fresh by sprinkling in a bit of creativity. ‘Cause sprinkles make everything better.

Today I want to tell you about my five-year-old who loves reading and collecting things. His most recent obsession is collecting the Magic Treehouse books–a combination of his two loves! Luckily I had quite a few books stored away from my teaching days, plus we’ve found quite a few used copies at thrift stores. And thank goodness for the library.

It may be that he has to share so many things with his sisters, but lately he’s also been wanting to write his name on everything, almost in dog-peeing-on-the-corner-to-mark-his-territory kind of way. Since I’m not thrilled with him writing all over the books and am hoping they’ll be in good enough shape to pass on to his younger sisters, we made a deal that he wouldn’t write in the books if I made some “bookplates.”
Now with these bookplates I’m comfortable with him “marking his territory” without it being such a permanent claim in the book. Plus, come on. Aren’t these cute??!!
Besides being adorable and practical for kids, I think a set or two of these bookplates would make the perfect gift for a teacher. Take it from a teacher, they don’t really need another mug. Just sayin’. 😉
Want to make some? I’m sharing! 🙂
This is a PDF file so you won’t need any special software, but you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (which you probably already have). To make your bookplates, just open, print on cardstock, trim with scissors or a papercutter, and then mark your own territory!
For more digital freebies, tutorials, and other creative ideas, I’d love to have you visit me at Keeping Life Creative!
 Thanks Pam!! What a great idea.  
And those bookplates would make cute birthday gifts, wrapped up with a couple books.
Here are just a few of Pam’s awesome ideas:
 {Pam is a master scrapbooker – check out her Lessons From a Sunny Day layout}
holiday tagW
{And Pam makes all kinds of printables like these Baking Gift Tags}
Head over to Keeping Life Creative and say hi!!
xoxo
PSIt’s Friday!! I’m excited to see YOUR ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! It starts at 6 pm {mst}. I hope you will join in on the fun!!!

Blushink Templates — *sweet* Blog Design Giveaway!!

1 Mar
I have a special little treat for you today. 
Does your blog need a little freshening up??
Kelly, blogger over at Glamour This! recently launched her template shop called Blushink Templates. 
Some of her recent beautiful blog designs: 

 

Kelly has offered to give a lucky Tatertots and Jello reader one free premade template of their choice ($40-$70 value)from her shop.  
*Note: Templates are for Blogger/blogspot blogs only.
https://i2.wp.com/design.blushink.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Screen-shot-2010-10-21-at-12.38.42-AM.png
Kelly a graphic designer, specializes in custom and template blog designs. From stripes and spots to textures and tartans, Blushink offers
blog designs that are built for you to personalize and make your own. 


The possibilities are endless,
so be sure to check out the template shop
and create your own package.

The winner will receive:
• A fully-funtional, unique blogger template – they can choose any template from her collection!

• Complete Installation of new template
• Choice of 1 of 3 unique background patterns (as shown in template preview)
• Customization of blog title and tagline in blog header
• Setup of standard widgets (About, Archive, Labels, Followers)
 

*The winner may choose to add extra toppings (features) at their own expense (available add-ons listed here)
HOW TO ENTER: 

Visit the Blushink Template Shop and comment by telling us what’s your favorite blog template.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (comment separately)
  1. Follow Blushink on Twitter and tweet about the contest: I just entered to win a premade blog template courtesy of @blushink Check it out here at tatertots and jello.

  2.  

    Subscribe to the Glamour This! Blog RSS Feed

  3. Become a Glamour This! fan on Facebook and comment

  4. Blog/Share giveaway and comment with the link.

{giveaway ends March 7th}

I hope you are having a wonderful day!!! 
xoxo
PS — all of the winners from last week’s giveaways have been announced on the

 

Blushink Templates — *sweet* Blog Design Giveaway!!

1 Mar
I have a special little treat for you today. 
Does your blog need a little freshening up??
Kelly, blogger over at Glamour This! recently launched her template shop called Blushink Templates. 
Some of her recent beautiful blog designs: 

 

Kelly has offered to give a lucky Tatertots and Jello reader one free premade template of their choice ($40-$70 value)from her shop.  
*Note: Templates are for Blogger/blogspot blogs only.
https://i2.wp.com/design.blushink.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Screen-shot-2010-10-21-at-12.38.42-AM.png
Kelly a graphic designer, specializes in custom and template blog designs. From stripes and spots to textures and tartans, Blushink offers
blog designs that are built for you to personalize and make your own. 


The possibilities are endless,
so be sure to check out the template shop
and create your own package.

The winner will receive:
• A fully-funtional, unique blogger template – they can choose any template from her collection!

• Complete Installation of new template
• Choice of 1 of 3 unique background patterns (as shown in template preview)
• Customization of blog title and tagline in blog header
• Setup of standard widgets (About, Archive, Labels, Followers)
 

*The winner may choose to add extra toppings (features) at their own expense (available add-ons listed here)
HOW TO ENTER: 

Visit the Blushink Template Shop and comment by telling us what’s your favorite blog template.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (comment separately)
  1. Follow Blushink on Twitter and tweet about the contest: I just entered to win a premade blog template courtesy of @blushink Check it out here at tatertots and jello.

  2.  

    Subscribe to the Glamour This! Blog RSS Feed

  3. Become a Glamour This! fan on Facebook and comment

  4. Blog/Share giveaway and comment with the link.

{giveaway ends March 7th}

I hope you are having a wonderful day!!! 
xoxo
PS — all of the winners from last week’s giveaways have been announced on the

 

Not Just A Housewife {handmade giveaway}

16 Feb
Can you believe that it’s Wednesday?? 
This week is FLYING by!
Today I am excited to spotlight Stacy from Not Just A Housewife.
Stacy has an really fun blog. 
You may remember this jaw-dropping project where she STENCILED her ceiling. WOW! And she also does amazing furniture transformations. 
Owl Headband
Stacy also has a great etsy shop. Stacy sculpts the cutest shapes out of clay and makes them into necklaces and headbands. So cool!

Owl Necklace
Red Flower Hair Clips
Lady Bug Headband
 As well as rustic signs: 
Wood Sign "Relax"
Stacy is giving away one necklace and headband – your choice!! 

Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Share this giveaway through Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each. 
{This giveaway will end on Monday, Feb.  21st}
Have a Super Day!!!!
xoxox
 

Not Just A Housewife {handmade giveaway}

16 Feb
Can you believe that it’s Wednesday?? 
This week is FLYING by!
Today I am excited to spotlight Stacy from Not Just A Housewife.
Stacy has an really fun blog. 
You may remember this jaw-dropping project where she STENCILED her ceiling. WOW! And she also does amazing furniture transformations. 
Owl Headband
Stacy also has a great etsy shop. Stacy sculpts the cutest shapes out of clay and makes them into necklaces and headbands. So cool!

Owl Necklace
Red Flower Hair Clips
Lady Bug Headband
 As well as rustic signs: 
Wood Sign "Relax"
Stacy is giving away one necklace and headband – your choice!! 

Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Share this giveaway through Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each. 
{This giveaway will end on Monday, Feb.  21st}
Have a Super Day!!!!
xoxox
 

Quick {Valentine’s Day Giveaway} and a couple winners!!

26 Jan
I have a fun Valentine’s Day giveaway from lilsteinstyles for you!! 
 https://i0.wp.com/ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.208969261.jpg

lilsteinstyles is a super cute etsy shop!

SUPER lil diva pink STAR green blue paisley cape tee size 2-4S

Cute little funky scrappy fabric red polka dot rosette clip
{Hair Accessories}
Im the BIG Brother lil dude tee
{Big Brother/Little Brother shirts and Big Sister/Little Sister shirts}
Cristil from lilsteinstyles is giving away
TWO  Valentine Shirts!!
{Valentines Day BOYS Tee}
*says*
I ENJOY
long walks to the playground
ice cream and cookies
trucks, lego’s and dinosaurs
riding my bike, scooter and skateboard
if you are:
sweet, have pigtails or love sports
THAT’S A PLUS!

https://i2.wp.com/ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.208970178.jpg

{Valentine Tee}
Valentines Day GIRLS Tee

*says*
I ENJOY
long walks to the playground
ice cream and chocolate
lalaloopsy dolls
playing sports
dancing on the couch
picture books
if you:
own a skateboard, surfboard or have a bike
THAT’S A PLUS!

NOTE: Girls tee’s (not onesies) will have matching shoulder bows, (not pictured)

These tees are available from newborn – Size 12!!

So fun!!!

Here’s how YOU can win: 
*Go to lilsteinstyles Let me know The Name of your favorite item*

for more entries: 

*”Like” lilsteinstyles on Facebook*
*Heart lilsteinstyles etsy shop*
*Follow Cristil’s cute blog*
{this giveaway will run until Jan. 31st}
These tees would make adorable gifts too 🙂
xoxox
And a couple winners: 
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#1014 — Christine @ My Slice of Life
Happy Monday!!
Keep the The Ribbon Retreat in mind for beautiful ribbon and fabric for your decorating and craft needs!! 

And…
The winner of the $50 gift certificate to Willow House!! 
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#292 — Lucky Seven Designs


**Special Deal — if you spend $40 you can get any item $40 and under — 50% OFF, through Jan. 31st.  
And you can also get another item 50% off if you book an online/web party

My Top 10 Project Picks

7 Jan
It has been so fun seeing all of your favorite posts of 2010!!  
Let me tell you — this was probably my hardest post to do in the past year.
How can I possibly choose only TEN projects out of almost 400 beautiful ideas??!  

Every single idea linked up was wonderful. Thank you, thank you for linking them up and sharing them with me. 
Here are my picks:
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LQtjyGrERcE/TJKPAI0sd0I/AAAAAAAABNM/3algD7gdY1E/s1600/009.JPG
 Turquoise Front Door Makeover @ Beyond the Screen Door
I love the color, the aged look and the fact that it looks so happy and different. Awesome project! 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WXDe73wGZSU/TKtnb3HrN3I/AAAAAAAAAEk/p1nNQsSFIQU/s1600/shoes.jpg
 Mod Podge Show Makeover @ Posh Pilar
Are these not the happiest little shoes? Polka dots PLUS flowers = Adorable!!

https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/blackandwhiteskullplatewall3.jpg?w=225
Halloween Vignette @ madigan made
If you know me, you know that I adore Halloween. This was one of my favorite pictures from Halloween 2010.
Stenciled Canvas bag
Doily Bag  @ TidyMom
There are so many things I love about this project. It’s inexpensive, she used a doily which I love and it’s personalized.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FXwsxRIwm2E/S6tfaxhEtHI/AAAAAAAAAf0/BQFnO_2B9aE/s1600/Mill+Cart+After.jpg
 Factory Cart Coffee Table @ Pieced Pastimes
An amazing, creative and functional project.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LXwBz1Ch-vM/TGdX_Hb5ZuI/AAAAAAAAGKQ/eOUcZZnoxbI/s1600/DSC_0422.JPG
Butterfly Chandelier @ Serendipity
This Butterfly Chandelier is so whimsical and irresistible!
 Picture Knobs Plaques @ Craft-O-Maniac
I love ideas that incorporate something personal – so these knobs really make me smile.
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/dscn07951.jpg?w=225
 How to paint crisp lines @ a little lovely
This entryway is not just a little lovely, it’s a lot lovely.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kmz8Zz7zHkI/TLXbczzd-NI/AAAAAAAAAvw/2z_tBivAXGw/s1600/100_2922.JPG
 Book Planter @ Cottage Hill
I remember when I saw this book planted for the first time. I love it just as much today.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9rabKGbJaLY/S8c4f1cbi6I/AAAAAAAAAzg/IIWAOgemgWc/s1600/DSCN0900.JPG
DIY kitchen remodel @ Crae’s Creations
Such a great remodel, especially after you see the “before” pictures.
And the #1 project and winner of the handmade brooch is: 
IMG_2130
I picked this project because it was one of the posts that inspired me to do my Beachy Bathroom and Beachy Laundry Room projects this past year, which were a huge part of my year.
Every single project linked up was wonderful – I appreciate you sharing them with me!! 
Here’s to a very creative 2011!!!!
xoxoox
PSIt’s Friday – my favorite day of the week!!! Come link up YOUR ideas tonight at the Weekend Wrap Up Party. The party starts at 6 pm {mst}. I can’t wait to see your latest ideas!!!!


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My Top 10 Project Picks

7 Jan
It has been so fun seeing all of your favorite posts of 2010!!  
Let me tell you — this was probably my hardest post to do in the past year.
How can I possibly choose only TEN projects out of almost 400 beautiful ideas??!  

Every single idea linked up was wonderful. Thank you, thank you for linking them up and sharing them with me. 
Here are my picks:
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LQtjyGrERcE/TJKPAI0sd0I/AAAAAAAABNM/3algD7gdY1E/s1600/009.JPG
 Turquoise Front Door Makeover @ Beyond the Screen Door
I love the color, the aged look and the fact that it looks so happy and different. Awesome project! 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WXDe73wGZSU/TKtnb3HrN3I/AAAAAAAAAEk/p1nNQsSFIQU/s1600/shoes.jpg
 Mod Podge Show Makeover @ Posh Pilar
Are these not the happiest little shoes? Polka dots PLUS flowers = Adorable!!

https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/blackandwhiteskullplatewall3.jpg?w=225
Halloween Vignette @ madigan made
If you know me, you know that I adore Halloween. This was one of my favorite pictures from Halloween 2010.
Stenciled Canvas bag
Doily Bag  @ TidyMom
There are so many things I love about this project. It’s inexpensive, she used a doily which I love and it’s personalized.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FXwsxRIwm2E/S6tfaxhEtHI/AAAAAAAAAf0/BQFnO_2B9aE/s1600/Mill+Cart+After.jpg
 Factory Cart Coffee Table @ Pieced Pastimes
An amazing, creative and functional project.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LXwBz1Ch-vM/TGdX_Hb5ZuI/AAAAAAAAGKQ/eOUcZZnoxbI/s1600/DSC_0422.JPG
Butterfly Chandelier @ Serendipity
This Butterfly Chandelier is so whimsical and irresistible!
 Picture Knobs Plaques @ Craft-O-Maniac
I love ideas that incorporate something personal – so these knobs really make me smile.
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/dscn0795.jpg?w=225
 How to paint crisp lines @ a little lovely
This entryway is not just a little lovely, it’s a lot lovely.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kmz8Zz7zHkI/TLXbczzd-NI/AAAAAAAAAvw/2z_tBivAXGw/s1600/100_2922.JPG
 Book Planter @ Cottage Hill
I remember when I saw this book planted for the first time. I love it just as much today.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9rabKGbJaLY/S8c4f1cbi6I/AAAAAAAAAzg/IIWAOgemgWc/s1600/DSCN0900.JPG
DIY kitchen remodel @ Crae’s Creations
Such a great remodel, especially after you see the “before” pictures.
And the #1 project and winner of the handmade brooch is: 
IMG_2130
I picked this project because it was one of the posts that inspired me to do my Beachy Bathroom and Beachy Laundry Room projects this past year, which were a huge part of my year.
Every single project linked up was wonderful – I appreciate you sharing them with me!! 
Here’s to a very creative 2011!!!!
xoxoox
PSIt’s Friday – my favorite day of the week!!! Come link up YOUR ideas tonight at the Weekend Wrap Up Party. The party starts at 6 pm {mst}. I can’t wait to see your latest ideas!!!!


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Giveaway Monday — Karatootie Unique Childrens Clothing {$120+ retail value}

3 Jan
{Happy Monday}

This week’s giveaway is from a brand-new and  really unique etsy shop
run by two talented friends — Ingrid and Charity.

Karatootie is a shop that sells custom appliqued dresses as well as patterns for really unique and happy-looking kids clothes. And they are sharing a sneak preview of their new designs with us!!!

And in addition to their etsy shop, Ingrid and Charity have a really creative blog — also named Karatootie – 
full of awesome tutorials like:
https://i2.wp.com/i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g323/kara-tootie/Tutorials/IMG_5854.jpg
{Arm Cushion Quilt – has a pin cushion and pickets that drapes over the back of a chair!}

{Flower Pin Brooch — with pattern}
IMG_5161.jpg picture by kara-tootie
{Ruffled Key Fob Tutorial – so cute!!}
Ingrid and Charity have put together a wonderful giveaway with THREE winners!! 
  •  One Custom Handmade Applique Dress in the winner’s choice of size 6m thru 14!{$65-$85 value depending on the size}
  • TWO Joy Z patterns — one pattern sizes 6m to 5/6 and one pattern sizes 7/8 to 14!! {$24 value}
  • TWO Joy Z hoodie patterns — one pattern sizes 6m to 5/6 and one pattern sizes 7/8 to 14!! {$24 value}
So cool!!! 



Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Heart Karatootie’s brand-new etsy shop!! one entry.
  • Leave a comment at the Karatootie Blog. one entry. 
  • Follow the Karatootie Blog. one entry.
  • Like the TT&J Facebook page – where I love to feature projects! one entry. 
  • Share this handmade shop through Twitter, Facebook or your blog. one entry for each. 
 {this giveaway will run until 1/10}
Have a Wonderful Day!!! 
My kids are back in school today and I am working on some new Valentine’s projects!  
What are you working on?
xoxo


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