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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Family Monogram/Wed. Blog Hop

I've been having problems with blogger so I'm going to keep this short and won't be having WALK OF FAME Today..Sorry..

We will be having Wed. Blog Hop though..
So get your projects ready to show..

The above Family Monogram is my
newest addition to what I've been working on this week.

Families are what Life is all about..
& this is a great way to put it on the wall. I love how it looks & especially the font & est. 2011..It's neat to see when 2 people fell in love & established their Family.

Now for the Blog Hop...
You know the Rules if not

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monogram Initial/Name Candle/Mon.Blog Hop

Hi Everybody..Hope you had a great weekend! I've really been into polka dots now for quite a while. I love the colors & the uplift they give me!

With Spring here (ha..ha..) Easter
Baskets..eggs..goodies are not too far off. Sometimes if you have Easter Baskets (or whatever) for your older kids..

What do you give teenagers besides
candy? Not a stuffed animal!.. How about a Candle like the one below.

I just made the Name/Monogram out
of beautiful vinyl Easter Colors & came up with this. You can do Polka Dots or just Monogrammed Initial/Name....

Another Idea might be Cell Phone
Monograms..Teenagers LOVE these.. CLICK HERE TO SEE CELL PHONES Anyway just a few ideas for Easter for teenagers & adults.

Now for Mondays Blog Hop...


FYI before you start...

1) Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe YR ROUND


2) Link up your POST not your blogs main pg.


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!


Now for Last Weeks Picks..Great job

EVERYBODY! You are all AWESOME!


1) Check out "The Many Colors of Me"




2) "Italian StuffedMushrooms"





3) "Moss Bunny Topiaries" CLICK HERE



4) "Origami Bunnies?" CLICK HERE



5) "DIY Sherpa Boots" CLICK HERE





Saturday, March 26, 2011

Easter Basket Tubs w/Vinyl Decal Sticker Polka Dots

These are one of the newest things I've been working on. They are Easter Basket Tubs with Vinyl Decal Names & Dots.

Can be used for Easter & then a
catch all for toys later...or for a Newborn with all the newborn goodies in it.

Other uses
could include for a College Dorm..Apartment.. Kid's room..endless ideas!!

Most of all it's just Fun Vinyl Decals which
personalize anything!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wedding Candle/Wed. Blog Hop

I love Candles & even more so now that you can make them so personal. I also love any kind of Monogram & so I put the two together & added a couples names & have a beautiful Candle for a Wedding..or you could give it to a teenager with their Monogram on it..Endless ideas!! I love Vinyl!!!

Now for Wed. Blog Hop FYI Rules before you start.. 1) Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe YR 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..& join in 4) Click on the "YOU ARE NEXT ENTER HERE" & Follow the prompts.. 5) Family Friendly Links Only 6) 2 different Blog Hops each week (Mon & Wed) I will pick some favs from the previous week to be in the "BLOG HOP WALK F 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!! 1) This lovely lady has done a beautiful job on these Easter Eggs..Check it out HERE 2) Great tutorial on these Cake Pops.. Check it out HERE 3) Love this!!! Great "How to"..HERE

4) OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Delishh! Layered Peanut Butter Bars..Recipe?? Click HERE
5) Amazing Kitchen Organizer!!! Check

it out HERE
6) Oh my Gosh..This looks sooo good!!!

Check it out HERE
Now for Your Great Ideas!! I can't wait!!


This blog hop originated @ trendy treehouse..

Thanks trendy treehouse..

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wall Monograms/Names/Monday Blog Hop

How fun are these?? Vinyl Monograms with a layered name on top plus flower, airplane, or butterfly. Have I told you how much I love making Vinyl Monograms? Really anything Vinyl..I love it.. These are what I made last week. Vinyl is such an inexpensive, fast & fun way of home decorating..No mess..No fuss Just a color decal that lights up the room! Isn't creativity & imagination..PRICELESS?

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 Blog main pg. 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 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!! These are Last Weeks Favs: 1) This Blogger is my kind of gal..Just jump in & do it! She turned a couch into a lovely work of art plus these great "Towel Pillows" that you have to see her tutorial for yourself! Click HERE 2) This looks sooo delish!! She takes 2 great ideas & puts them together for a fantastic taste! To get the recipe for this "Spaghetti Pizza" Click HERE 3) I love this...I do One-Stroke painting.. If I can do it anyone can..I love this gals great tutorial of "How to paint a rosebud" Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial..Check it out HERE 4) CLUTTER...WE all pretty much have it!! Extra STUFF that we really do not need! I love anything Organizing & this gal shows you some great before & afters & gives you "10 Ways to De Clutter" great! Check it out Click HERE 5) I want a Garden where I can go "shopping" for Fresh Fruits & Veggies so when I saw this It inspired me..I've had a vegetable garden in the past & there is nothing like going out each morning for fresh tomatoes off the vine. I love this!! "How to make a Planter Box" is wonderful & if you would like to have one Check it out HERE






6) Love these slippers!!! So cute &

the creativity..Fantastic..What a gal!

I love Black with Leopard print

anything! Check out her "I want those

leopard slippers" tutorial. Click HERE



Now for Monday's Blog Hop..Happy Hopping!!


This Blog Hop originated @

itssoverycheri..Thanks Cheri...



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monogrammed Initial/Name Glass Block Bank

I Love these Glass Blocks! They are so much
Fun to create & work with & a great canvas
to put any Vinyl Decal on.

Besides that they now have them with a 2"
hole (in top or bottom) with a plastic slit
to either use as a bank or put mini lights in
& the plug easily slides thru the slit..Did I
say I love these!

I put the nativity on them for the past few
Christmas' & with lights..they are beautiful.

But I love these even better where you can
use them as a bank for your children (or even
yourself)

One of the cutest ways to personalize these
is layering the name on top of a Monogram
Initial& putting a nice bow around it! Then
to top it off my Favorite thing is polka dots.
(see photo BELOW)

Below is the Monogram Initial only..what a
BIG difference it makes when you add the
Name & layering..This also would look great
with a Family Monogram & Name.

BIG DIFFERENCE with Name & polka Dots!

Then here is where you could make it a Fun
personalized Bank for your child/or teenager.

The Glass Block has a 2" hole & makes
getting your money out really easy.
I've tried it & it works great!
More Pics...

Here are some taken at Christmas last year
with the Nativity in Vinyl. I love the mini
lights with it. (See Below)
These Blocks also come in 1/2 sizes. Great for
Names or Words....(See ideas Below)
More ideas Below..


You can even celebrate Easter on them!
As seen Below!

But still my Favorite is the Monogram
layered with the Name..& used as a Bank.
What do you think?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ST. PATRICK'S DAY OREO'S/Wed. Blog Hop

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow..Don't
forget to wear Green or get pinched!
Where did that idea come from??

Well, I have a Delicious "TO DIE FOR"
St. Patrick's Day TREAT..."CHOC/MINT
OREO SUCKERS" (TUTORIAL BELOW)

I made these for 3 lovely ladies that my
daughter & I "Visit" each month for our
church. It consists of 3 differently decorated
suckers. (See Photos BELOW)



Supplies Needed:
Oreo Mint Cookies
Parchment/wax paper
White & Green Candy Melts
Lollipop/Sucker Sticks/bags
Curling Ribbon/or Twists


Directions:
1) Lay out some Wax Paper on counter top.

Take Oreos & separate them (See Photo
BELOW)

2) At 30 sec. increments..microwave Candy Melts.



3) Take a Lollipop Stick & dip into
melted candy (will look like a Q-tip) &
place in middle of Oreo. Press down
softly into green frosting)
(SEE PHOTOS BELOW)

4) Place top of Oreo on top of
stick & press gently..Let harden
(about 5-10 min) See Photo BELOW



5) Dip hardened Suckers into melted
coating (making sure all sides & edges
are coated) See Photo BELOW

6) Decorate however you choose. I
used green sprinkles, Green Candy Melts,
White nonpareils (See BELOW)

7) Decorated & protected by plastic bags
these delicious "Choc/Mint Cookie Suckers"
are ready for gift giving...Friends, Neighbors,
Co-workers are going to ask you for the RECIPE!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE!!!

Now for Wednesday Blog Hop....

FYI...Before you Start...

1) Follow Santa's Gift Shoppe YR ROUND

2) Link up your post..not your blog

3) Link back to the party on your post
or sidebar..(Grab button/code) so other
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 to see if you are there. If you
are take a "I was featured" @ Santa's Gift
Shoppe Button/Code...You deserve it!!

Now for last weeks Favs:

1) Isn't this "Spring Wreath" beautiful?
She gives you a wonderful tutorial of
how to make one for yourself..Great Blog!
Check it out HERE


2) This great idea was inspired from
Pottery Barn..A Beautiful "Distressed
Clock" was really inexpensive but it
sure doesn'e look like it. What a great
job she did..See how she did it HERE
3) Toooo Cute!! She did a wonderful job for
her daughter's "Birthday Party"..Great ideas
for the kids!! Check it out HERE
4) Great "Baby Shower Ideas/Gifts" Some
wonderful/practical things she makes
Great Job!! Check them out HERE
5) This wonderful lady has a special
place in my heart. She was the 1st person
to feature something I made for my Blog
when I first started 1 1/2 yrs. ago. It
meant a lot to me & I have found her
blog so inspiring ever since.She just
keeps coming up with the greatest
ideas on her blog "Simply Sweet Home"
Here is another "Choc. Mint Parfaits"
Check it out HERE


Now...Wed Blog Hop..Can't wait to see your talent!

This blog hop originated @ trendy treehouse.