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Monday, February 28, 2011

Mailbox Update/Monday Blog Hop

Sometimes it's the SIMPLEST CHANGES that
can effect the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE! My
Mailbox needed a New Look!! Plus it had had
better days & was looking like it could use a
day a the SPA!

Below is one of the ways in which YOU can update
(REFRESH) that old mailbox with a NEW LOOK!
That's what I did. I made a Butterfly & Script
Numbers & Address & these are 3 examples of
what you can do....

Vinyl makes it so easy & for the durability that
Outdoor Vinyl has ..It's Easy & Great! I LOVE IT
& hope you get inspired to Cheer UP your Mailbox,
too!

Below is the Ugly War torn BEFORE!!!!

Below is another "After" photo: A "Simplified" version
of the Number only!! Classy!

There seems to be an invasion of Owls around
my house...Here is 1 even on the Mailbox..Isn't
he the cutest thing??

Better view of the Butterfly Address Mailbox...Now
You can go & experiment with your Mailbox!! Have fun
with it!

Now for Monday's Blog Hop...

FYI RULES before you start:

1)
Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe YR ROUND

2) Link up YOUR POST..Not Your Home Page

3) Link Back to the Party on your Post
or Sidebar..(Grab Button/Code from my
Sidebar) so others can join the fun!

4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT
ENTER HERE" & Follow the Prompts..

5) Family Friendly Links ONLY!

6) 2 Different Blog Hops EACH WEEK
(every Mon & Wed)

I will pick some Favorites from the previous
week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK OF FAME"
so check back each week to see if you are there.
If you are Please take the "I was featured" @
Santa's Gift Shoppe YR ROUND Button/Code
You deserve it!! Great job!!

Here are last "Monday's Walk of Famers"

1) Isn't this beautiful..Check this great
Blog out "Table scape times Three"....

2) This is so adorable...I had to choose it.
Check this Blog out.. "A Turtles Life for Me"
CLICK HERE


3) Fantastic creativity!!! Check out this
wonderful idea on this Blog "Painted Fresh"
CLICK HERE


4) What a Lovely work of Jewelry Art!
Check Her great Blog out "Jane of all
Crafts" CLICK HERE

5) Fantastic Trash to Treasure!!!
Check out her great blog "Make the
Best of Things" CLICK HERE


6) Just wonderful idea!!! Take a look
at all the great ideas on her Blog "Crafts
and Sutch" CLICK HERE

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LAPTOP OWL/TREE/Wed. Blog Hop

I never liked working on computers much. I
would send an email & it would not get there.
FAILURE OF NOTIFICATION!!! I hated that!

Now...my life is surrounded by Computers, laptops,
cellphones..etc. I even have a Blog & Etsy business..
So computers are a very important part of my
everyday life. They most likely are for you, too.

I love my laptop & all the great thing I have learned
how to do with it. I have even found lost loved ones on
my Ancestry Line with it..It's amazing & now I have
something I'm giving it...an update..with one of my
Favorite Vinyls..My Pink Owl on a Tree Branch...

Below is how it turned out..I love it!!! It makes
me smile when I look at it..each time I use my
computer...Any Comments? I'd love to know
how you like it..

I'm going to be doing a Giveaway soon & will put
a survey (on the sidebar) asking which Vinyl you
guys would like to try for...Leave any comments for
YOUR VOTE is for
1) Laptop Owl Vinyl
2) Ashley's Room Vinyl or
3) Mailbox Vinyl & I will keep tabs..


Below photo shows the different COLORS giving the owl
different personalities!!
Now for our Wednesday BLOG HOP!

You already know that Blog Hops
INCREASE TRAFFIC to your blog
so we are glad to see you here to
do that!
FYI Before we Begin...

1) You need to become a Follower of
Santa's Gift Shoppe YR ROUND (check
sidebar & follow the prompts)

2) Link up your POST..NOT your Blog
Home Page.

3) Link Back Here to the Party on your
Post or Sidebar..(Grab button/Code) so
others will know where to look..

4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT
ENTER HERE" & Follow the Prompts..

5) Family Friendly Links ONLY

6) 2 Different Blog Hops each week
(Every Mon & Wed)

I will pick some Favorites from the previous
week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK OF FAME"
so check back to see if you are there & if you are
take a "I was Featured" @ Santa's Gift Shoppe
Button/Code..You Deserve it! Great Job!!

This last week you guys out did yourself!!
All wonderful ideas & projects..Here are
a few of my Favs...

1) You will not believe the "Before" photos
of this great bloggers ideas & how she got
Dollar Tree Notebooks Altered to look
like these little gems! Just Beautiful! To check
them out..CLICK HERE


2) Ohhhh..These look sooo delicious!!!! What a
fantastic job. These Peanut Butter Truffles are
to die for! She has a wonderful tutorial on how
she made these awesome truffles & the recipe..
Check it out..CLICK HERE


3) Oh my gosh..Aren't these adorable???
I wish I knew how to do this skill! I think
these are tatted..maybe not..but how
beautiful can Baby Booties get? Check
her busy Hands Blog out..CLICK HERE


4) Spring & St Patrick's Day are just around
the corner..(I can hear the cheers from here!)
This is a really cute St. Patrick's Day Subway
Art! Check it out..CLICK HERE


5) This is something we can All use!! What a
great idea!! She has made a Lost Sock
Tutorial for us. I don't know about you..
but I'm tired of wondering how the Dryer
ate another pair of my husband's socks..He
thinks there has got to be a Land of missing
socks somewhere! Check it out..CLICK HERE

6) I know we have seen a lot of these
all over the web..but she has quite a
few different ones that I think are
inspirational..& that's what I love...
These Diaper Cakes are just great!
She has a wonderful blog to boot!
Check out her tutorial on how to
do these..CLICK HERE
7) Finally This is just Fabulous!!! I love
Family Trees..Any kind & this one is
simply GREAT! I love the 2 separate
but united Family Lines. Bravo!!! I would
love to make this one! Check it out..

You have ALL truly
INSPIRED me!
Thank You for being the inspiring, talented
wonderful people you are who are willing to
share their talents with the rest of us...B.
Now for the LINKY PARTY BLOG HOP!

This blog hop originated @trendy treehouse
Thanks trendy treehouse..

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ella's Castle/Mon. Blog Hop

I love fairytales, princes, & CASTLES..So I
created this pink castle with Ella's name
on it. I love it & I'm sure it would create a
darling decor for Ella's Room..You could
even put a Frog in the picture. It looks like
its hand-painted on the wall. That's the
beauty of vinyl. No fuss no mess...What do
YOU THINK??

Now for Monday's Blog Hop!!

You already know that Blog Hops create MORE
TRAFFIC to YOUR BLOG so we are so glad you
came to join in the fun!!!

FYI Rules before you start...
1) Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe YR ROUND

2) Link up YOUR POST not your Home
page of your blog

3) Link Back to the Party on your Post
or Side Bar...(Grab Button/Code) so others
can find us...

4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT
ENTER HERE" & Follow the prompts..

5) Family Friendly Links Only

6) 2 Different Blog Hops each week
(every Monday & Wednesday)

I will pick some Favorites from the previous
week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK OF FAME"
so check back each week to see if you are there.
If you are take a "I was featured" @ Santa's Gift
Shoppe Button/Code..You deserve it!! Good job!

Now for this weeks picks: Great job everybody..
You INSPIRE US ALL!!!!

1) This is simply adorable! What
a great inspiration for Spring! This
Yarn Braid Wreath is so sweet &
especially with the little nest & eggs.
She even gives you a wonderful
tutorial of how to do it! Check it out..
CLICK HERE

2) This is a great idea! This crafter has created
beautiful Book Jewelry. See how she does it on
her wonderful blog. CLICK HERE

3) Oh my..I love all of her recipes!! Delicious
looking French Apple Cobbler...For this
gals fantastic recipe & fun blog CLICK HERE


4) PURE INSPIRATION from this
wonderful blog! She transformed her
table into this beautiful Upgraded Dining
Room Table Showpiece...Check out her
ingenious ideas..CLICK HERE

Now for Mondays BLOG HOP..

Let's see the Wonderful Ideas YOU'VE
BEEN WORKING ON LATELY!!

This blog hop originated with
itssoverycheri..Thanks Cheri..

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cell Phone Monogram/Wed. Blog Hop

I love my Cellphone! So..I decided to dress
it up a bit with a Vinyl Monogram & now I
LOVE it even more! Take a peek below..After I
made this I realized it gives me better
GRIP-ABILITY..Is that a word?? Anyway
I can hold it a lot easier..Who Knew???

Now for Wednesday Blog Hop...I'm happy we
have one cuz they have been dropping like flies
all over the blogisphere the last few days...

Lots of Problems..So here goes with ours..

You already know that Blog Hops INCREASE
TRAFFIC to YOUR BLOG! So we are GLAD
YOUR HERE!!!

FYI before you start...
1) Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe YEAR ROUND

2) Link up your POST not your blog...

3) LINK BACK to the Party on your post
or sidebar..(Grab Button/Code) so others
can find us..

4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT
ENTER HERE" & Follow the Prompts..

5) Family Friendly Links ONLY

6) 2 Different Blog Hops each week
(every Monday & Wed.)

I will pick some Favs from the previous
week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK OF FAME"
so check back each week to see if you are there.
If you are take a "I was featured" @ Santa's Gift
Shoppe Button/Code..You deserve it! Great Job!

Now for last weeks picks...Great ideas EVERYONE!!!

1) I absolutley LOVE this. I love everything
this woman does..What ideas!..What a blog!..
Check this Darling Rolodex out & what she did..
CLICK HERE Too Cute!!


2) What a Fantastic Valentine's Day Gift Idea this is!!
She is just great!! Check it out..CLICK HERE


3) Great Valentine's Day Wreath!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Check it out..
CLICK HERE


NOW FOR WED. BLOG HOP..


CAN'T
WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU'VE BEEN
WORKING ON!!


This blog hope originated at trendy

Treehouse..Thanks trendy treehouse..

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Lollipops/Mon. Blog Hop

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYBODY!!

I hope each & every one of you have a
great one..

For Valentine's Day I made Chocolate
Lollipops for my husband kids at school.

This is how they turned out. I wanted to do
hearts but could not find the mold for them so
I made Smiley Faces (I was going to do their
faces with frosting but time was limited)

Here is the tutorial for you below..Easy/Fun


These are the supplies needed for what I did:

For Lollipops:
Mold for candy
1 bag Candy Melts (Michael's or Walmart)
lollipops plastic bags to cover
lollipop sticks (Michael's or Walmart)
For Basket
Oasis (Green Foam for lollipops to stand up on)
wire
wire cutters
colored grass
ribbon

1) Start out with putting the oasis in the
basket & securing it with the wire. (Place
around oasis & twist wire underneath &
curve back towards basket so it will not
polk anything) Put Grass all around the
oasis.


2) Below are the candy melts in a bowl. This
is the amount I usually do at one time.

3) Microwave 1 min on high. Below is
how they look after 1 min. My microwave
is 1100Watts (You may have to adjust
your time for a lower wattage microwave)


4) I usually do another 20 sec. on high &
this is how it should look. Smooth & shiny..


5) I take a teaspoon & spoon into
each mold..this is how it looks before
you tap it on the counter.

6) This is how it looks after you
tap it gently on the counter. They
even out. I put them in the freezer
until they get hard (about 10-15 min)

7) To FINISH I turn them over on to
a piece of wax paper or parchment paper
& put them in the lollipop bags & tie with
curling ribbon. Then just place them in the
already prepared basket & they are ready
for giving. DONE..ENJOY!

These are really cute with BUNNY MOLDS
for EASTER My tutorial for those are HERE


NOW FOR MONDAYS BLOG HOP &
WALK OF FAME!!

You already know BLOG HOPS INCREASE
YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC to your site! So GLAD
YOU joined us...

A FEW RULES BEFORE YOU START..
1) Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe YR ROUND

2) Link up your POST..not your Blog Home
page

3) Link BACK to the Party on your post
or SIDEBAR..(Grab button/code on my
sidebar) So others can find us...

4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT ENTER
HERE" link & Follow the Prompts..

5) Family Friendly Links ONLY

6) 2 Different Blog Hops each week
(every Monday & Wednesday)

I will pick some Favorites from the previous
week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK OF FAME"
so check back each week to see if you are there.
If you are take a "I was featured" @ Santa's
Gift Shoppe Button/Code (on Sidebar)
YOU deserve it !! Great job!!
Here are last weeks picks..

1) These are just so cute & so simple..
What could be better?? Inexpensive, too!
Check it out $3 Valentine Day Decor...HERE



2) Ohhhh...looks sooo delish!!!!
Check out this Skor Cake HERE


3) Another DELISHHHH one!!! Heart Biscuits
with Raspberry pie filling..(jams would be great
too!) Check it out HERE


4) How cute are these..(I love the music paper!) In
fact I love all her scrapbook papers!! Check out her
"Hanging Valentine's Day Plaques" HERE

This blog hop originated with itssoverycheri...
Thanks Cheri...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ashley's Room Decal/Wednesday Blog Hop

I am so sorry for putting this up so late..
Hectic day!! Are you ready for some Blog
Hopping & Great Inspiration? You came
to the right place..

Below is my newest Vinyl Decal.. Ashley's
Room & Butterfly..I love it!! I love the Hot
Pink color & butterfly & what child doesn't
LOVE seeing their NAME on their door??

So that's what I've been working on this week.
How bout you?? Wednesday's Blog Hop
is Below.


You already know that Blog Hops INCREASE
Your TRAFFIC so you'll be glad you joined us!

FYI before start...
1) Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe Year Round

2) Link up your Post...not your blog..

3) Link Back to the party on your post
or sidebar..(Grab button/code) So others
can find us..

4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT
ENTER HERE" & Follow the Prompts..

5) Family Friendly Links Only

6) 2 different Blog Hops each week
(every Mon & Wed)

I will pick some favorites from the previous
week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK OF
FAME" so check back each week to see if

you are there. If you are take a "I was
featured" @ Santa's Gift Shoppe
Button/Code..You deserve it!!
Greatjob!!

Now for this weeks Pics..

1) This is just the cutest thing!!! Made out
of a Potholder & Kitchen Towel..Absolutely
Adorable!! "I heart this apron" too!
Perfect for Valentine's Day! Check it out..
CLICK HERE


2) Talk about an inexpensive GREAT Idea..This
is wonderful! A Paper Bag Photo Album..I had
to take a double take it was just too cute..She has

a great tutorial on how to do this..Check it out..
CLICK HERE



3) These are so great. I love them. Spices
all organized & Streamlined so you can
even see what they are.. I have these for
my craft room & LOVE them. Check it out..
CLICK HERE



4) I love Quilts..All quilts..I especially
love heart quilts.. This is a Heart
Quilt TOP & she displays it in a frame.
What a great wall hanging for
Valentine's Day! Check it out..
CLICK HERE



5) Ahhh..Valentine's Day & Great
ways of Saying I Love You! I love
all her ideas..Check it out..CLICK HERE


Now for the BLOG HOP...

This Blog Hop originated from trendy
treehouse..Thanks trendy treehouse..

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day Strawberries/Monday Blog Hop

Well SUPER BOWL is over & Congratulations to the
Green Bay Packers...Next Monday is Valentine's
Day..believe it or not..So here is a link to do something
so beautiful & delicious for the ones you LOVE...

To see a tutorial on how to do these babies..
CLICK HERE




Now for our Monday Blog Hop/
Walk of Fame..

You already know that Blog Hops
INCREASE TRAFFIC to YOUR BLOG!
People love being INSPIRED & YOU
INSPIRE THEM with your Links..
So..Thank You for all the wonderful
Ideas/Recipes/Tutorials etc.

FYI before you start...

1) BECOME A FOLLOWER of
SANTA'S GIFT SHOPPE YEAR
ROUND

2) Link up to YOUR POST not YOUR BLOG

3) Link Back to the Party on your post
or sidebar..(Grab button/code) so others
can find us..

4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT
ENTER HERE & Follow the Prompts..

5) FAMILY FRIENDLY LINKS ONLY

6) 2 Different Blog Hops each week
(every Monday & Wednesday)

I will pick some FAVS from the previous
week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK OF
FAME" so check back each week to see
if you are there. If you are take a "I was
featured" @ Santa's Gift Shoppe
Button/Code You deserve it! Good Job!!

******************************************
Now for Last Weeks FAVS..It was really
a hard choice..You are ALL Hall of Famer's!

1) These are sooo cute!!! She did a fantastic job!
Wouldn't you like to be one of the recipients of
these wonderful Valentine's Day cookies?? If
you'd like to see how she did it she has a great
tutorial..Check it out..CLICK HERE

2) Aren't these little up cycled Sweater
Hearts darling?? She has a wonderful
Tutorial on just how she did them..Check
it out ..CLICK HERE

3) I love Baby Showers & great idea themed
ones..This is adorable! She does a fantastic
tutorial on how she did these..You don't want
to miss out on these..Check it out..CLICK HERE

4) I love this! I used to do some of
these years ago with fabric & hoops.
They are soo beautiful! She calls them
"Iris Valentine's" She has a great
Blog..Check it out..CLICK HERE
NOW FOR THE BLOG HOP..

This blog hop originated @
itssoverycheri..Thanks Cheri..