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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!!!

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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!!!

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.
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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!! 
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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!

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{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