Monday, May 31, 2010

The Iron Crafter Competition: Secret Ingredient {Recycled Cans}

Welcome to the FIRST EVER Iron Crafter! Where crafters compete making fabulous projects with a Secret Ingredient! This rounds Secret Ingredient is: Recycled Cans & Tins




For the first couple of rounds I am going to open the competition up to EVERYONE!

Here are the rules:

1. The craft you submit must be YOUR craft.

2. You must use the secret ingredient.

3. Offer a tutorial or how-to on how you made your craft.

4. Enter your craft in the linky party by the close date {june 4th at Midnight}.

5. In order to be considered as a semi-finalist you MUST have one of the Iron Crafter buttons ON THE POST YOU ARE SUBMITTING!!!

6. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybeans. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)

Feel free to link up more than one post if you have them!

The linky will be open from May 31st to June 4th {midnight CST}


Jeannine and I will each pick 5 crafts as semi-finalists! Then we will put up the 10 semi-finalists links and have you all vote for the winners.

The Semi-finalists will be chosen based on: appearance, originality, and use of the secret ingredient.

If you have any questions please e-mail me at firefliesandjellybean@gmail.com


This rounds prizes are:

1st place: 6 months FREE advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans

2nd place: 3 months FREE advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans

3rd place: 1 month Free advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans

OK- Now Let get started!!

This Linky is ONLY for Iron Crafters! Please do not link up your post if you are not entering the Iron Crafter Competition! All Crafts that DO NOT include the Secret Ingredient: Recycled Cans & Tins will be deleted!



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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow is the First EVER Iron Crafter Competition! I am so excited... I wonder if I am going to get any sleep tonight?!!

The Iron Crafter Link up will open at 5:00 AM (CST) tomorrow (May 31st) and stay open until midnight June 4th.


This weeks prizes are:

1st place: 6 months FREE advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans

2nd place: 3 months FREE advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans

3rd place: 1 month Free advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans


Go Here to find out all the details!!

Sunday Spotlight- Favorites from SOYS # 29!

The Show Off Your Stuff Party are getting better and better! Here are our favorites this week! {Jeannine and I both picked 5 favorites! }



Make your own bird feeder from a plastic bottle at Homemade





Wine cork monogram at I Can Find The Time




Oatmeal wheat bread at New Nostalgia





Frozen Banana Pops at Colorful Cravings




Summer bedroom makeover at In My Own Style



Armiore turned Bar at Uffda Projects






T-Shirt Hat from At Second Street

Dollar Store chandler at The Brassy Apple





Lily pad pond at Crafticious





Baby Bibs at Super Stinky Boys



Feel free to take our "FEATURED" button if you were featured today!









Friday, May 28, 2010

Feature Friday - Tam from Sew Dang Cute!

We have another great blog swapper with us today! Tam from Sew Dang Cute... and let me tell ya, she is SO DANG CUTE!

Here she is to tell you more!
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Hello to all you "Fireflies & Jellybeans" readers! I'm really excited to be here today to tell you a little bit about me and my blog.


I'm Tam from Sew Dang Cute. Wife to my best friend, and SAHM to three beautiful children. Two girls and one boy, ages 4, 3, and 11 months. I'm a cycle and group fitness instructor, addicted triathlete, and am currently training for my first half IronMan in June. Only 3 weeks left and I'm starting to get really nervous!!!
I'm also a "chef" over at Moda Bake Shop, and get to post "recipes"over there. Check out my latest project, this Easter/Spring dress.

I love sharing tutorials on with my awesome readers. Here are some you'll find on my blog:
Learn how to make your own crib bedding:
Multi-Purpose Memo Board Hot Pads:

Pottery Barn Burlap Cafe Pillows Proclamation to the Family Photo Overlay: Diaper Stacker I also offer a variety of products that are available for purchase. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, I would love to do a custom order for you, like these. Maybe all you need is fabric? I am a retailer of Moda Fabric and have just started selling, including the beautiful lines Blush, Make Life, and Frolic. I hope you will all come visit me! Thanks for having me here today!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 29

Hello and welcome to the Show Off Your Stuff Party! The place were we all get together and show off our stuff! :)

This week I am showing off:

My MYO water table


AND

Don't forget that the Iron Crafter competition starts on MONDAY May 31st!
Go Here to find out all the details!!



I am also guest posting at Blue Cricket Design today so hop on over and say hi!
I was featured green


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 link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Please do not link up to something that you a just trying to sell. (If you are making it as a tutorial and selling in your shop as well that is fine.) This is not the place to advertise. Thanks :) Please don't make me be a meanie and delete these!

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



5. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybean. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)




Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Less than a Week...

...Until The First Iron Crafter Competition!! I am so EXCITED! I mean, I am sitting on pins and needles waiting to see your crafty projects with the Secret Ingredient: Recycled Can (or tins)



The link-up Party is going to open on Monday May 31st and will stay open until June 4th!

This weeks prizes are:

1st place: 6 months FREE advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans

2nd place: 3 months FREE advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans

3rd place: 1 month Free advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans


Go Here to find out all the details!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Make Your Own Water Table!


It is getting HOT here! And that means more time outside playing with water! I would LOVE to have a water table but I do not want to spend the $30-$60 to get one... so I made my own for FREE! I had ALL of this stuff at my house and I bet you do too!

Here is what you will need to make a little water table!
One big storage tote ( This is a sweater tote 41 gallon... but use you what you have!)
Water
Cookie sheet to act as a tray
Various water toys/cups:
Measuring cups
mini-strainer
watering can
foam fish stickers
bath toys

I looked around my kitchen and bathroom for about 5 minutes and found lots of fun things


I placed my big storage tote on two outdoor foot stools (little tables or chairs would work too. Or you could just leave it on the ground!) I filled it up with water and put all the toys in to play. All done! It is all ready to play with!

You can scoop out some fish with the net (mini-strainer)

Or pour water out of the watering can


Or watch your little one have hours of fun with the water!

It was a great summer activity. My son had SOOOOO MUCH fun! He was soaking wet too, so next time I think I will put him in his swim suit!
***Edited to add***
The other great thing about this water table is that it is easy to store! Just put all of your stuff back and store some stuff in your tote and you are set! Thanks Melissa for bringing this up! :)





I am linking to these parties!

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