Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Spotlight!

We had another AMAZING Show Off your Stuff Party! Many, many, many great links. It was SOOOO hard to choose some favorites to feature (that is why this post is so late!)

Margo at Blue Family Scene does a great job repurposing baby jars into these cuties!

Becky at My Craft Closet showed how to make a flirty skirt from two polo shirts!

Kris at Shabby 2 Sweet turned her old, outdated lamp into this beauty!

I am in LOVE with this Pottery Barn inspired cubby holder from Karla at It's the Little Things

Cassity from Remodelaholic guest posts on Someday Crafts and has this awesome room divider how to!

I love this Rockin' Valentine from Bobbi at Casa Camacho

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We have gotten some blog awards and I am always surprised and honored when we get them!

We got the Best Blog Award from My Craft Happiness


AND...


We got the Sunshine Blog Award from Mary Janes and Galoshes and Basketmaster's Weavings (now that is a whole lot of sunshine!)


I know that there are a bunch of rules that I am supposed to follow and pass on the award but I am going to break them... and I am going to give these award to everyone who linked up to the Show Off Your Stuff Party! It is still going on so be sure to link up your fabulous posts and check out the AMAZING ones that are already linked up! I will be picking my 6-7 favorites and post them on Sunday!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Facebook Friday!

I am excited to announce that Fireflies and Jellybeans is now on Facebook!

Click HERE to be brought to our page!

Feel free to become our fan too! : )

The Show Off Your Stuff Party is still going on so be sure to link up your fabulous posts and check out the AMAZING ones that are already linked up! I will be picking my 6-7 favorites and post them on Sunday!

How To Make a Book Page Wreath

I am finally jumping on the Wreath Band Wagon. Have you seen all the amazing wreath out there in craft blog land?! There are so many amazing wreaths to choose from. So I am adding mine to the mix, hoping that you will like it! I call it the Book Page Wreath because I used book pages to decorate it (clever, huh?). AND I have 4 ways for you to embellish it!



Here is what you will need:
Foam Ring (I got mine from The Dollar Tree)
Ribbon (Also from The Dollar Tree)
An old book (This is a romance novel so I thought it would be perfect for this valentine craft!)
Craft glue

1. Rip out some pages in your book. The ring I used was about 8 inches wide and I used about 25 pages.

2. Fold your pages in half, make a good crease and rip them in half.

3. Now fold those paper in half, make a good crease and rip them in half.

4.place on strip of paper under the foam ring and glue the two edges to the back...
...and keep going all the way around. I found that if you put a little more glue on the ends it holds better.

Here is what it look like about half way around from the front.
Go all the way around the ring. When you are done make sure that there are no gaps. If there are just put another strip of paper over it to cover it up.
Hang it from your ribbon and you have
Option #1: Leave it plain


OR...

You could print a word on the back side of scrapbook paper (or card stock). Make sure you use the MIRROR IMAGE option! Cut out the letters with an Exacto knife and flip them over.
You can use straight pins to attach the letter to the wreath.... that way if you want to change it later you can!
Hmmmmm, that seem a little hard to read... I think I need to have the letters darker.

I used markers to color my letters red and I also outlined with black. I add some red ball tipped pins for added bling and I love how it turned out!
Option #2: Love Letters
OR...

Cut out strips of paper (Mine are 1 inch X 12 inches)
grab some buttons (never mind the Circe book pages... I did not use them)
Fold your strips back and forth and back and forth...

Glue the ends together and let the glue dry.

Flip it upside-down and push the sides down to make a circle.
Put a blob of Hot glue in the middle and hold the flower in place until the glue cools.

hot glue a button onto the front.


Use a straight pin to attach it on to your wreath and you have
Option#3: Love letters with Flowers!
OR...

Take off the Love letters and you get option #4: Just Flowers!


I am sure that you can think of even more things to do to change it up! It would be really easy to change with all the different seasons and holidays!

I am linking to these parties!



Thursday, January 28, 2010

Show Off Your Stuff Party #13



Welcome to Thursday! The day we all come together to SHOW OFF OUR STUFF!

This week I am showing of my Book Page Wreath with 4 options to embellish it!



Here are the rules:
1. Link up any post (old or new) to show off your stuff! It can be anything that you want to show off!
It could be pictures, a post about your fun family vacations, a craft tutorial you made, a craft you made from a tutorial, a rehab, redecorating a room in your house... and on and on!

2. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!






Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Appleseed Gifts



I am so happy to introduce you to Ginger and her blog/shop Appleseed Gifts. Ginger started Appleseed gifts because she loves to make "heart"-made gifts for others. She sells jewelry and other gifts such as bath salts, lotions, key chains and book marks. All her handmade items are from the heart!

Here is a just a sample of what she has to offer:

Bracelets

Necklaces


Earrings and jewelry sets


Your can find all Appleseed jewelry HERE

Bath salts


Lotions


Bath sets


Find all Apple seed gifts HERE

Ginger not only makes amazing gifts for you, she also has a great blog that hosts giveaways, recipes, tutorials and much more.

Head on over to Appleseed Gifts right now and check it out!

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