Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 116

Happy Leap day everyone!
AND...Welcome to the Show Off Your Stuff Party # 116!

This week I am showing off:
My Joshua 24:15 Free Printables
There are 3 styles, so click the link to see all of them!

Please take a minute and vote for us! We were nominated for the Top 25 Creative Mom Blogs on Circle of Moms!

Don't forget to sign up for emails from The Local Giving Tree {a new deal site that gives back to the community!}  and get your FREE handmade glass pendant! Check out more details here!

Do you want to make some money blogging?
  One site that I have found helpful in finding sponsors is Social Spark
You blog. You Profit. Sign up for SocialSpark!
They match bloggers with advertisers. You get to choose who you promote and how you promote it! It really is a win-win! 

Here is the run down:
1. Pay attention! There are 3 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
pick one and go with it!

{If you pick the wrong one... you can delete your own and add it to the right one! :) }

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 are just trying to sell.


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














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Just Ducky Originals Dress Review

Just Ducky Originals makes ADORABLE custom made clothing for children!  They have their spring catalog ready and I am so lucky that I got to review one of their dresses for my daughter!

I choose to review the Reversible Sundress... because it is 2 dresses in one! 
I worked with Dana (one of their awesome costumer services reps) and she made sure that my dress came out to be perfect for my Little Sunshine!


My daughter is turning 2 this spring so I wanted a dress that she could wear at her party! 
 I love the balloon applique with the #2 we added to the front.  
You get to pick out the fabric, ribbons, and applique.  Dana was such at doll helping me make sure that everything matched just right! 
And since it is reversible... it can be her birthday party dress one day and a sweet bird dress the next!
Party girl above and play time below!
The dress is well made and I love how it turned out!  It really fits my party girl's personality!  

Here is what Just Ducky Originals has to say:

Every mom wants to doll their children up in fun, classic clothes that are hand-made as if grandma sewed them herself. Obviously, there isn’t always time for mom or grandma to sew your little one up the adorable outfits you dream of. And money is tight these days, which is why affordable, custom, quality clothes can be hard to come by. Just Ducky, an American-made, custom children’s clothing manufacturer offers a solution to finding unique, high quality garments for your little one. Just Ducky sells their creative, custom line of children’s threads throughout the U.S. using their “Home Show Program”where mothers hold trunk shows at their homes & receive discounts and rewards for their very own sweet duds. Want to know some of the benefits of being a consultant with
Just Ducky?

 * Earn cash commission and a 40% discount on your clothing purchase.

 * Just Ducky Collections include affordable cotton knit Essentials
   lines from sizes 6 months to 7/8 so every child in your house can
   look fabulous!

 * Easy-to-use training materials will help you make your Just Ducky
   Home Shows successful!

 * Consultants have access to an online design page where you can
   show your customers what specific garments will look like in
   different fabrics.

 * Last but not least, if you become an Area Consultant and manage
   other consultants you can earn both cash commission on all parties
   and a 40% discount on your clothing purchase.

 * Too busy to be a consultant but want a little “bonus?”
   You can simply host a home show and earn 10% clothing credit based
   on your sales!

For information on finding a home show near you, or to apply to host a show or be a consultant and reap the glorious rewards, check out our website: www.JustDuckyOriginals.com  Or request a catalog & spend some time choosing your most beloved baby duds. You can also “Like” Just Ducky on Facebook for all of the latest news as well as “Flash Sales” offering you sweet, discounted
lovelies at half their retail price!



 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Free Joshua 24:15 Printables

I was playing around with making a printable for Joshua 24:15 today and decided to offer them off to you guys for FREE! 
Just right click on the picture and save as!




Feel free to print off as many as you want for personal use! 


 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Local Giving Tree {Sponsored Post}

I am very excited to tell you about our new sponsor: Local Giving Tree! I love a great handmade deal site and this one is extra special! They not only offer great deals for quality items but they give back to local charities!

Local Giving Tree is a national deal site that offers you handmade, artisan, eco-friendly, and boutique items. Sure, other companies offer the a similar thing, but Local Giving Tree is different!  Local Giving Tree is committed to “Buying, Saving, Giving & Growing,”—and with every sale, a portion of the proceeds is donated to a nonprofit or school chosen by the artist or business making the offer, hence the name, Local Giving Tree.  How cool is it that you can shop AND give at the same time?!  Pretty awesome!

 Local Giving Tree is all about planting roots to help build up our communities with a grassroots approach!

About its Founder, Amber DeBirk & Why she Started Localgivingtree.com:


I am a wife, mother, artist, teacher, fundraiser, and community activist. I am married to my best friend Bill, and a mother to two sweet girls, Indy Rose (6) and Willa Grace (4), plus my old man retriever Murphy (13). I am very involved in my community and the arts. I have written grants and fundraised for numerous local and national nonprofits and started our town’s first community market that sells locally grown produce, arts, and crafts. I have been called a “sustainable” artist, as I work mainly with fused glass made out of old windows and bottles, as well as mixed-media using scrap materials. I also teach fused glass art classes through our local University.

Now where does Localgivingtree.com fit in to all of this? It’s simple. I had been approached by numerous daily deal sites to offer my fused glass creations and classes on their websites. I always declined their offers, because everything that I sell, I always donate a portion of my sales to various nonprofits that are important to me and my family. I always thought it would be great to offer my artisan creations on the other “deal” sites, but something was missing…after many conversations with my crafty friends, Localgivingtree.com was born!



Special Offer & Huge Giveaway:
Local Giving Tree is having a HUGE giveaway!  I mean super generous!  
Amber is trying to get as many subscribers as she can, so she is giving away a FREE handmade fused glass pendent (see picture below) just for signing up for her e-mails! 
 I am all signed up and ready to go!

Handmade Fused Glass Pendants
It is totally free to subscribe, and you get a great deal in your inbox each day that can help a local charity!  Lets help Local Giving Tree grow and share it will all of our friends via: twitter, facebook and our blogs!  Let’s see how the power of “sharing” can help grow great communities everywhere- which is what Localgivingtree.com is about!!
 To get the free handmade pendant, you must sign up through this link: click here. 

But the giveaway does not end there... there is more!  
In addition to getting a FREE handmade fused glass pendant, for subscribing you will also be entered into their “Blog Giveaway,” to receive a handmade recycled fused glass jewelry collection worth $151, all jewelry made by Amber DeBirk.

If you are already a subscriber, please become a fan of their Facebook or follow them on Twitter (@localgivingtree), and then email localgivingtree@gmail.com and you will be entered into the giveaway.
 
 Help their “Tree” Grow:

Does the "grow" means something to you?   Then, here is your chance to share a great company: Local Giving Tree, with your friends and family by following them on Twitter (@localgivingtree), or you can like them on Facebook (facebook.com/localgivingtree), subscribe to get their deals emailed to you by clicking here.  Try shopping differently and challenge your family and friends to do the same at localgivingtree.com!

Earn Extra Income for Yourself, Nonprofit or School as an Affiliate:
Do you want to earn extra money each month on your own blog or for a nonprofit or school that you want to fundraise for? Localgivingtree.com has an amazing affiliate program that will offer you a 10% commission on sales that you refer to us. Localgivingtree.com can provide you with a widget for your blog or website, or a link that you can use in your own emails and every purchase that is made, your will earn a 10% commission. This is a great way for you to earn extra money each month for yourself, a nonprofit you are fond of, or a school. Contact Amber DeBirk for more details or to get signed up at localgivingtree@gmail.com.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Wings {Tutorial!}

We had a Buzz Lightyear Birthday party for our son's 4th birthday.  We made Space Ranger Wings for all of the kids for our Space Ranger Camp.

Supplies:
Paper for template
Cardboard (old large shipping boxes work great)
Duct Tape
Krylon Glowz Spay paint
Round Cord Elastic (found at most fabric stores)
Box Cutter
Optional: Markers and space stamps to embellish

Here is how you can make your own:
1. Make your template.  I taped 4 pieces of 8.5X11 pieces together and folded it in half and cut out this shape:


2. Open your template up and it should look like a dart shape. (my wings are 11" tall and 22" wide) Place it on your cardboard piece and trace around it.   Use your box cutter to cut out your wings.  Careful to always cut AWAY from yourself so you don't hurt yourself.

2.  Cut a piece of your Elastic about 36 inches long and make a big loop out of it by knotting the 2 ends together. 
Cut two slits in the middle of the ranger wings and put your elastic loop through it to make two arm holes.

3. Use your duct tape to finish off the edges of the wings, and place a piece of tape over the back side of the elastic to hold it in place.

4. Use Krylon Glowz spray paint to make it glow in the dark.  It goes on clear, so you cannot really see it in this picture.  But when your charge it up under the light it does glow in the dark. 
Since I was creating several pairs of wings I painted 3 stripes on the back of the wings and I also painted around the white tape on the perimeter of the wings.  You can see them glowing below:

Optional: Embellish the wings with markers and space stamps or whatever else you have at your house!

Put the wings on your space ranger and march around the house!



 


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Top 25 Creative Mom Blogs on Circle of Moms

Hello friends!
 I am so excited to tell you that we were nominated for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Creative Mom Blogs - 2012! We are truly honored by this! We would LOVE it if you would vote for us! you don't need to be a member to vote!


You can vote once a day until March 15th.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 115

Welcome to our Show Off Your Stuff Party!

This week I am showing off:


Do you want to make some money blogging?
  One site that I have found helpful in finding sponsors is Social Spark
You blog. You Profit. Sign up for SocialSpark!
They match bloggers with advertisers. You get to choose who you promote and how you promote it! It really is a win-win! 

Here is the run down:
1. Pay attention! There are 3 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
pick one and go with it!

{If you pick the wrong one... you can delete your own and add it to the right one! :) }

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 are just trying to sell.


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
















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This Post Sponsored by:
Beautiful Vinyl Wall Art and Wooden Signs!

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