Ginger Snap Crafts: February 2014

Sewing with Kids…Easy Sew Owls from Maddie Moes {contributor}

Hi! I'm Janice from Maddie Moes and am so delighted to be with Ginger, here, on her team of contributors.  

I am very much a seamstress in progress and have loved learning some new skills over the last few years. More than this though, one of the loveliest parts of sewing has been sharing it with my girls.  They have loved creating their own little unique pieces and watching how they have picked up the basic skills has been so amazing.

This wee owl has been one of their favourite projects…so much so that my eldest has begun making them for her friends!!

easy sew owl

10+ Yummy Cookie Recipes

Hello! How are you? Awesome, I hope! This week has been kind of crazy (as usual!). I’ve had sick kiddos ~ which isn’t much fun for them or me. Ugh! :( Buuuuut since I had some extra time around the house I was able to get all of our taxes done & sent off to Uncle Sam! Yay! So glad to get that finished! :) I was also able to put together this yummy feature post with over 10 yummy cookie recipes that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday! This week’s party is still going on so please feel free to check that out {HERE} but first enjoy this yummy to your tummy feature post! :)

Over 10 Yummy Cookie Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #cookies #recipes

{wow me} wednesday #143 & giveaway

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!

Earlier today I shared a gift bag punch board tutorial! :)

Gift Bag Punch Board Tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com #wermemorykeepers #lifestylestudios #spon

You can enter to win one of your own below!
U.S. residents only. Good luck!

We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board {tutorial} & giveaway

This post is brought to you by We R Memory Keepers. #WeRMemoryKeepers #LifestyleStudios

Hello! I’m back to share another fun party inspired post with some fabulous We R Memory Keepers & Lifestyle Crafts products. :) We R Memory Keepers sales some fabulous punch boards! I’ll be sharing some fun tutorials using these punch boards over the next few months. Today I am excited to introduce you to the gift bag punch board. This is a fabulous little tool! It’s perfect for making party favors, gift bags, party centerpieces & more. So keep reading to see how to use it, & you can enter to win one of your own. Yay! :)

Gift Bag Punch Board Tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com #wermemorykeepers #lifestylestudios #spon

Simple & Yummy Breakfast Ideas with Jimmy Dean #RedboxBreakfast

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jimmy Dean, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RedboxBreakfast http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.

Our family is super busy ~ especially in the mornings! My oldest son attends an early morning class at our church, my daughter is in athletics so she goes a couple of times a week to early morning practices & my husband is up early for work as well. Later on the other kiddos get up, & we are all eating breakfast at a different time. Annnnd did I mention I’m not a morning person? ha! So getting up early & making a warm breakfast for everybody is just not an option for us all the time. That is why our family loves Jimmy Dean Redbox breakfasts. Jimmy Dean Redbox breakfasts are perfect for making a simple & yummy warm breakfast that my whole family will enjoy.

Simple & Yummy Breakfast Idea at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pmedia #breakfastdelight #sponsored

Butterfly Garden Fairies from Just a Little Creativity {contributor}

butterfly garden fairies

Hello readers! I'm Molly from Just a Little Creativity, and I'm so happy to be here at Ginger Snap Crafts today to share my Butterfly Garden Fairy tutorial with you! Little girls and boys alike will have fun painting and creating their very own unique little fairy. This is a project for grown-ups and kids to work on together, not only making a craft but memories as well.

10+ DIY Projects for Your Home

Hello! We have finally had lots of sunshine & warmer weather around here! Yay! Nothing puts me in a better mood for a little DIY project than pretty weather! ha! ;) I am so excited for spring, & I have a long list of projects to do. So today I am excited to feature over 10 DIY projects for your home that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! Make sure you check out this week’s party that is still going on {HERE}, but first enjoy this amazing feature post. :)

10  DIY Projects for your home at GingerSnapCrafts.com #features #diy

Silhouette Stamping Promotion, 20% Off Sale & Free Shipping for Orders Over $25

This post is brought to you by Silhouette.

Hello! Just popping in really quick to let you let you know about the brand new Silhouette Stamping Promotion that starts TODAY! You can grab one of these stamping machine bundles for unbelievable prices. If you already own a Silhouette (or plan to buy one), then now is the time to stock up on supplies! Almost everything in the Silhouette store is 20% off & all orders over $25 will get free shipping! Awesome! :) So keep reading get all the fun details. :)

Silhouette Promotion for February 20-28 ~ use the code GINGERSNAP at checkout~ GingerSnapCrafts.com #spon

{wow me} wednesday #142 & a giveaway

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


Earlier this morning I introduced you to Parris Chic Boutique.
They specialize in celebrating love with all things lovely!
Make sure you stop by their shop to see all that they have to offer.

Parris Chic Boutique #handmade #giveaway

Parris Chic Boutique $50 Gift Certificate {giveaway}

This post is brought to you by Parris Chic Boutique.

Hello! Today I am so excited to introduce you to the lovely shop ~ Parris Chic Boutique. I just love their tagline of celebrate love with all things lovely. Isn’t that awesome? ;) Their shop really is full of lovely personalized pillows, candles, bags, framed art & more. You are sure to find the perfect item for your home or for a gift. Many of their items would make beautiful wedding décor or even photo props. Today I’m also excited to be giving away a $50 gift certificate to one of YOU to spend in any way you’d like at Parris Chic Boutique! So keep reading to see how to enter! :)

Parris Chic Boutique #spon

Stenciled Picture Frames {tutorial} #decoratingwithpictures

Hello! Today I am so excited to be over on Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke helping her with her Decorating with Pictures series. :) You’ll have to pop over there to check out my post & to enter a fun giveaway from Designs by RH. You’ll also want to browse the other Decorating with Pictures posts from some of your favorite bloggers. I love seeing how everyone decorates their homes with family pictures. I LOVE family pictures. :) Today I’m excited to be sharing this easy stenciled picture frame tutorial. I’m using these frames to display some of our favorite family pictures on our fridge! I’d much rather see cute pictures of my family over clutter on the fridge! haha! So keep reading to see how I did it!

How to Stencil Frames with GingerSnapCrafts.com #tutorial #decoratingwithpictures

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Cookie Bowls with Butterfinger Cups {recipe}

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shop

Hello! My daughter recently finished up all of her basketball games, and the season is officially over. It was a tough season with lots of snow days & missed games. Thankfully they ended the season on a good note with a big win, & my daughter was able to play starter the last game! Wahoo! Oh, & did I mention she made several baskets that day, too! Yay! To celebrate we decided to make ooey gooey peanut butter cookie bowls for everyone! We used bowls in our school colors, & then filled them with lots of yumminess including a little help from Butterfinger Cups! (You can find this new candy at Walmart!) So keep reading to get this easy recipe!

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Cookie Bowl at GingerSnapCrafts.com #recipe #NewFavorite #CollectiveBias #shop

Cottonelle Clean Care Routine & a free Bathroom Printable #CtnlCareRoutine

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CtnlCareRoutine http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

Hello! Today we are getting a little personal on the blog! Let’s have a little bathroom talk. ha! ;) With 5 kiddos I have done my fair share of potty training over the last 10 years or so! I’m just now on the “tail” end of it, too! Pun intended! haha! ;) My youngest is 4, and he has pretty much been potty trained for almost a year. Now we are getting to the fun part letting him wipe himself! Once we get him wiping like a pro then I’ll be officially done with helping my kiddos in the bathroom! Wahoo! :) Recently we have started the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine in the bathroom, & so far it is going great! I haven’t had to help wipe him in over a week! He’s been doing a great job all by himself! Yay! So keep reading to see our new routine. :)
Cottonelle Clean Care Routine #CtnlCareRoutine #pmedia #spon GingerSnapCrafts.com

Cheesecake with Ginger-Lime Candied Strawberries from Blahnik Baker {contributor}

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm Zainab and I blog over at Blahnik Baker. I am so excited to be a contributor here on Ginger Snap Crafts. I’ve been a reader of Ginger’s wonderful blog for about a year now and I love her crafts and easy tutorial projects. I am not very crafty and always love that she makes her projects so do-able for people like me!! Like this polka dot banner tutorial that helped me last summer as I was decorating for a bridal shower.

cheesecake gingerlime

Over 10 Mouthwatering Desserts

Hello! I hope your day is off to a fabulous start! The sun has finally come back to our neck of the woods, & it has been so awesome! ;) We might even have highs in the 60s by the weekend. I am so ready for spring! How about you? :) Well, today I’m excited to be sharing over 10 mouthwatering dessert recipes that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! If you haven’t check out this week’s party you can do that HERE, but first enjoy this yummy feature post! ;)

Over 10 Mouthwatering Desserts at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #gingersnapcrafts #desserts #recipes

{wow me} wednesday #141 & giveaway

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


Last week I featured over 15 handmade Valentine cards.
So make sure you check out all of the fun ideas. :)

Over 15 handmade Valentine Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #valentine #features

Kitchen Organization Wall with Cut it Out & a giveaway

This post is brought to you by Cut it Out.

Almost a year & a half ago I revealed our organization wall in our kitchen. Honestly, it was working out wonderfully! Loved it…..until the snow days hit! ha! Annnnd my older two kiddos were acting silly in the kitchen, knocked off one of the frames, broke the glass (that had the vinyl calendar stuck to it) & in the process broke 3 of the clips that I had for the kiddos to hang their notes & school work on that were hanging below! Grrrr! I was not a happy mama! Enter Cut it Out to make it all better though! :) I’ve been kind of itching to redo this space anyways, right? ;) So keep reading to see the changes, & I have an awesome $50 Cut It Out gift card to giveaway to one of YOU! Yay! :)

Organization Wall at GingerSnapCrafts.com with Cut It Out #frames #diy #organization #spon

Kitchen Updates with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints

This post is brought to you by DecoArt.

Hello! As most of you know (if you follow me on facebook or instagram) we have had more than our fair share of snow days lately! Whew! ;) That means lots of extra time hanging around the house. ;) I’ve been working super hard in my kitchen getting it all organized, deep cleaned & making a few updates that made a big difference! Paint is always my go to when I want some quick changes around my house. So first I repainted the walls in my kitchen a much lighter color, & then I grabbed some of the brand new Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint to add some fun accents. So keep reading to see what I did & to find out where you can pick up some of this brand new paint! :)

Kitchen Updates with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint from GingerSnapCrafts.com #spon

Ladybug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones #SilhouetteChallenge

Hello! I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Recently I have joined with a fantastic group of ladies for The Silhouette Challenge. Each month we will bring you new themed Silhouette projects to inspire YOU & get you using your Silhouette even more. I’d love to have you join us! ;) This month’s theme is fabric. So today I’d love to show you how I made this ladybug tote bag with Silhouette Rhinestones! (This is my first attempt at using rhinestones!) So keep reading to see how I did it. :)

Oh & by the way the winner of the Silhouette CAMEO is ~ Jennifer A. You have been emailed! Congrats! :)

Ladybug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones at GingerSnapCrafts.com

Easy Fingerprint Jewelry from Average But Inspired {contributor}

Hi, everyone!  I'm Bre and I blog at Average But Inspired, where I share my craft, cooking, family and home successes and failures.  I cannot tell you how excited I am to be guest posting today on Ginger Snap Crafts!  Ginger's blog is everything I aspire for mine to be, so it is truly an honor to be sharing here with YOU, her loyal readers. Today I'm going to show you how to make your very own handmade fingerprint heart jewelry!

Thumbprint Heart Bracelet

$500 Paper Crafting Gift Basket, $100 Jo-Ann’s Gift Card or a $50 Jo-Ann’s Gift Card Giveaway {3 Winners}

This post is sponsored by Core’dinations.

Hello! Tonight I have something fun for all of you! You can enter for a chance to win a Paper Crafting Gift Basket worth $500, a $100 Jo-Ann’s gift card or a $50 Jo-Ann’s gift card. Yes ~ that’s 3 winners! Wahoo! :) So keep reading to see how easy it is to enter this awesome giveaway!

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Over 15 Handmade Valentine Ideas

Hello! Valentine’s Day will be here is just over a week! Eek! If you are snowed in like us you might need to get out the paper, glue & punches & make some homemade Valentines! (Actually homemade Valentines are the best!) So enjoy over 15 handmade Valentine ideas that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. This week’s party is still going on to feel free to swing by & link up and check out this week’s fabulous projects. Buuuut first enjoy these adorable Valentine ideas. :)

Over 15 handmade Valentine Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #valentine #features

Make a Simple Gift Box with Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software, a new Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette CAMEO® Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Silhouette.

You know when a post has that loooooong of a title BIG things must be going on over here on the blog! ha! ;) Well, I am not going to disappoint today! :) Silhouette is launching a brand new promotion today centered all around the amazing Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software.
I’ve told you about the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software before, & I love it! The biggest difference is that the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software allows you to use your own images & shapes in addition to what’s available in the Silhouette Online Store. You can also find tons of free SVG files online & cut them out with your Silhouette. So fun! So keep reading to see how I did that to make this simple gift box, get the details of this month’s Designer Edition Promotion & enter to win your very own Silhouette CAMEO®! :)

making a gift box using Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software at GingerSnapCrafts.com #Silhouette #tutorial #spon

{wow me} wednesday #140 & a giveaway

This post is brought to you by The LDS Store.

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


Earlier today I told you about The LDS Store. :)
{If you missed that post ~ you can read it here.}
The LDS Store sales CTR rings, home décor, YW jewelry & more.

$50 Gift Card Giveaway to TheLDSStore.com at GingerSnapCrafts.com #lds #spon

The LDS Store $50 Gift Card Giveaway

This post is brought to you by The LDS Store.

Hello! As most of you know I’m a Mormon, so I am extremely excited about today’s post! :) The LDS Store is giving away away a $50 gift card to their site! :) The LDS Store is THE place to shop for CTR rings, home décor, Young Women jewelry, scripture totes, temple art & more. The LDS Store was started by two friends who have known each other since grade school. Even in their early years of running lemonade stands and door to door book sales they knew they wanted to start a business together. So when they had the idea to sell LDS products they both jumped at the idea. So keep reading to see what you can find at The LDS Store, & you can see how to enter this awesome giveaway! :)

$50 Gift Card Giveaway to TheLDSStore.com at GingerSnapCrafts.com #lds #spon

DecoArt Chalkboard Coating {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by DecoArt.

Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We had a couple of kiddos under the weather. Bleh! :( So hopefully we are all on the mend this week. :) One of the products I’ve been dying to try is the DecoArt Chalkboard Coating. Have you seen it yet? It’s amazing! You can turn just about any surface into a chalkboard. :) Just think of all of the possibilities with this one! So keep reading to see how easy it was to make this I love you because….chalkboard wood block. :)

DecoArt Chalkboard Coating Tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com #chalkboard #decoart #tutorial #spon

Share the Love ~ Win $600 Cash!!! {giveaway}

Today I am teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers
to bring you the {Share the Love Win $600 Cash!!!} giveaway! Wahoo! :)

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to spread a little love, 
& we want to help you do it! So keep reading to see how to enter. :)

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“Mint” to Be My Valentine {printable} & Valentine Blog Hop

Hello! Today I’m excited to by joining with 14 fabulous bloggers to bring you a fun Valentine blog hop with lots of fun Valentine ideas, printables & recipes! So if you are new & visiting from another blog this morning welcome to GingerSnapCrafts.com. :) I’m so glad to have you, and I hope you’ll come back often to visit. I love sharing easy, fun & cute ideas!

Today I am excited to be sharing a cute “Mint” to Be My Valentine card idea {& a free printable!} with all of you! So keep reading to see how easy these were to put together. :)

mint to be my Valentine printable at GingerSnapCrafts.com #Valentines #printable