Ginger Snap Crafts: September 2014

{wow me} wednesday #174

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 15 fun ideas for Halloween.
Check out the spooktacular feature post {HERE}.

15 Fun Ideas for Halloween at GingerSnapCrafts.com #Halloween #linkparty #features

If you missed Monday’s post make sure you check it out,
& I’d love for you to join the #IamBraveandBeautiful movement.
It’s amazing. :)

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The DIY Blog Tour

Last week I was asked by Jess from Plucky’s Second Thought to take part in The DIY Blog Tour. You can see her post {HERE}. I love getting to know other bloggers! So of course, I said yes! :) My “assignment” was to answer four questions & then introduce you to 3 more talented creative bloggers. Sounds fun, right? So here we go! :) PS I’m also sharing my favorite creative quote! Feel free to save & share it. Enjoy!

Elder Uchtdorf quote #LDS #quote #create #gingersnapcrafts

 

Something Amazing #IamBraveandBeautiful

Hello! I am so excited about today’s post! It’s a little bit different than the usual crafty post or yummy recipe but it is oh so important. I am so excited to be a part of the I am Brave and Beautiful movement. A movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up, and I joined in!! Eek!! Are you ready for this? ;) Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you...”  Here we go! :)

I am brave and beautiful. #Iambraveandbeautiful

Tailgating Fajita Bar {recipe}

This post is brought to you by Walmart and Kingsford charcoal.

Hello! Are you ready for some football? I am! Annnd nothing says football more than a little tailgating before the game, right? ;) Today I am excited to be teaming up with Walmart & Kingsford charcoal to bring you a yummy tailgating recipe. This tailgating fajita bar is the perfect addition to your game day celebrations. So keep reading to get the yummy recipe! :)

Tailgating Fajita Bar at GingerSnapCrafts.com #tailgating #football #recipes #beef

Skinny Pumpkin & Caramel Popcorn {snacking recipe} #skinnygirlsnacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinnyGirlSnacks #CollectiveBias

Hello! It’s Friday! Do you have any big plans for the weekend? We are busy with the usual fall things like football & soccer games. I’m also hoping to sneak in a few projects in there, too! ha! ;) I love fall. There’s always so much fun to be had. A few week’s ago I was shopping at Walmart, & I spotted a brand new low calorie popcorn called Skinnygirl Popcorn. Don’t you just love the name? ;) I was so excited! If you know how much I love snacking on popcorn you’ll understand my excitement. :) I’ve been looking for some snacking choices with better ingredients, & I love, love popcorn. So it’s a perfect match! In a few week’s I’ll be hosting a girls night. I wanted to come up with a yummy snack to serve. I also wanted a skinnier version (of course!), & this popcorn is perfect! Today I am excited to share this skinny pumpkin & caramel popcorn recipe that will be perfect for your next fall party. So keep reading to get the recipe. :)

Skinny Pumpkin & Caramel Popcorn at GingerSnapCrafts.com #skinnygirlsnacks #collectivebias #shop

No Sew Bee Costume {tutorial}

Hello! It’s almost Halloween! Can you believe it? Annnnd boy do I have something Halloween-ish to share today! Wahoo! Over 80+ blog buddies & I have gotten together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my adorable No Sew Bee Costume! I'm so excited to be teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring YOU tons of easy ideas! We have DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea! So keep reading! ;)

No Sew Bee Costume at GingerSnapCrafts.com #DIYCostumes #Halloween #bloghopAlong with my No Sew Bee Costume, I'm also sharing 80+ more really
awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere! :)

  101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

15 Fun Ideas for Halloween

Hello! How are you? Well, I think I chose the perfect projects to feature today ~ 15 Fun Ideas for Halloween ~ as I sit writing this in the dark! Spooky! ha! Our electricity went out about 30 minutes ago! Hoping it comes back on before morning or we might have an interesting time getting ready (especially my teenage daughter!). :) Remember this week’s party is still going on! So feel free to pop on over & check out what has been linked up this week. If you are a blogger be sure to link up your latest projects. I’d love to see them & maybe feature YOU next week. You can do all of that {HERE}. Buuuuut first check out this spooktacular feature post. Enjoy! :)

15 Fun Ideas for Halloween at GingerSnapCrafts.com #Halloween #linkparty #features

{wow me} wednesday #173

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 80+ Fall Projects, Ideas & Recipes.
Make sure you check out all the fall inspiration. :)

80  Fall Projects, Ideas & Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #fall_thumb[2]

Don’t forget about the Fall Fabric Bundle on sale right now!
You can get a Silhouette Portrait at an unbelievable price.
Shop {HERE} & use the code GINGERSNAP at checkout to get this deal.
I shared a simple heart tee & football tee tutorials last week.
It’s soooooooo fun to cut fabric with your Silhouette. :)

Silhouette Fall Fabric Bundle at GingerSnapCrafts.com #SilhouettePortrait #fabricbundle #ad

Choosing the Right Rug Pad

This post is brought to your by Rug Pad USA.

Hello! How are you? Awesome, I hope! If you have followed me for a little while (especially on instagram) you know that we recently added on to our house. It was quite the undertaking! We did all the work ourselves, & it took us a year almost to the day! In June we passed the final inspection. Boy! What a relief that was! We still have a few landscaping projects to finish outside but the inside is completely done. I’m working on decorating now. It’s taking a little bit longer than expected! Hopefully it won’t take a year. ha! ;) Anyways, I had picked out a yellow rug (You can see it HERE.), but the neutral loving me couldn’t handle it. ;) So recently I switched it out for a white, shaggy rug & put the yellow rug in our bedroom. It looks so much better, & I love the yellow in our bedroom. Yay! So about the same time I was doing the rug switch-a-roo I was contacted by Will, the co-founder of a website called Rug Pad USA.  Rug Pad USA specializes in manufacturing higher end, eco-friendly rug pads that are made in the USA. He asked if I would like to review one of their rug pads! Of course, I said yes, and along the way I learned all about choosing the right rug pad. So I thought I’d share what I learned with you! So keep reading. :)

Choosing the Right Rug Pad at GingerSnapCrafts.com #spon 

Halloween Treat Boxes {tutorial}

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

Hello! Hello! How was your weekend? Ours was crazy busy, but fun. :) We had an away football game (2 hours away!) on Friday night that my older two went to. My 11 year old & his Dad had a Scout camp out that night. So I was busy sewing on patches right before they left. ha! Then the younger two & I had a fun movie night. Then Saturday we had the open house for our brand new church building. Fun stuff! I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to break out the fall decorations yet, but I did find the time to play with some cute Halloween paper from We R Memory Keepers. Aren’t these Halloween treat boxes adorable? I love them! So keep reading to see how I made them. :)

DIY Football T-Shirt {tutorial}

Hello! It’s Friday! Friday at our house is all about football! Wahoo! I love football season. It’s so much fun. Today I am excited to partnering with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a fun football Friday! You’ll see links to their football inspired crafts & recipes at the end of this post. :) For my project I decided to make this easy DIY Football T-Shirt for my little man. He loves wearing it to the high school football games. So keep reading to see how I made it. :)
 

80+ Fall Projects, Ideas & Recipes

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of YOUR fabulous ideas! :) I love going through each link party & visiting your amazing blogs. You are all so talented! I am so impressed with all of the fall décor that has been linked up lately. You guys are so on the ball! I need to get busy & bust out some fall decorations. ha! ;) So today I am excited to be featuring over 80 Fall Projects, Ideas & Recipes. This week’s link party is still going on so feel free to pop over & check out this week’s projects. If you are a blogger I’d love to see what you are up to! You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuuut first check out all of this fun fall inspiration. Enjoy! :)

80  Fall Projects, Ideas & Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #fall

{wow me} wednesday #172

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 12 yummy treats.
Make sure you check out all of the deliciousness {HERE}.

12 Yummy Treats at GingerSnapCrafts.com #desserts #yummy #linkparty #features

Simple Heart T-Shirt & a new Silhouette Promotion

This post is brought to you by Silhouette.

Hello! Happy Monday to you! Today I am excited to bring you a brand new Silhouette tutorial ~ a simple heart t-shirt plus a brand new Silhouette Promotion centered all around my favorite little machine ~ the Silhouette Portrait. :) This machine is awesome! It can do just about everything the Silhouette CAMEO can do. It just comes in a smaller package & price! So keep reading to get all the details & to see how easy it was to make this cute t-shirt. :)

Simple Heart T-Shirt at GingerSnapCrafts.com #SilhouettePortrait #ad

Captain America Cupcakes #HeroesEatMMs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HeroesEatMMs #CollectiveBias

Hello! Happy Saturday to you! One of our favorite things to do on a Saturday night is to have a movie night right at home with some yummy treats, of course. ;) If you haven’t heard yet Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out on DVD this past week. I know my boys were counting down the days. ha! They love superheroes! So we decided to celebrate the release of the DVD by making these yummy M&M's® Captain America Cupcakes. You know that #HeroesEatMMs. ;) These would also be great for a Captain America birthday party! So keep reading to see how easy these were to make. :)

Captain America Cupcakes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #shop

Show Your School Spirit with Heat Transfer Vinyl from Happy Crafters

This post is brought to you by Happy Crafters.

Hello! Happy Friday! I am so excited about this post! :) I have teamed up with Happy Crafters to bring YOU some fun tutorials over the next year! Yay! If you haven’t heard of Happy Crafters ~  you have got to hop over & check them out right {HERE}. I’ll wait! ha! ;) They carry just about every supply you could think of to go along with your Silhouette or Cricut craft cutter. They have vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, starter kits, sketch pens, transfer tape, specialty media & so much more. So awesome! One of my favorite things to work with is heat transfer vinyl. You have some many crafty possibilities with this stuff. One of my favorite things to make with heat transfer vinyl is to make t-shirts for my kiddos especially for school. So today I am excited to show you how to show your school spirit with heat transfer vinyl with this DIY personalized t-shirt. So keep reading! :)

Show Your Team Spirit with Heat Transfer Vinyl at GingerSnapCrafts.com #heattransfervinyl
 

12 Yummy Treats

Hello! How are you? Just a heads up if you have tried to pin anything from my site using your toolbar you might of noticed my pictures come up as broken links. So sad! :( #abloggersworstnightmare Apparently several bloggers are also having the same problem. Pinterest is working on it. So hopefully we will all be up & running soon. In the meantime please use the hover pin button to pin from my site. I really appreciate each pin & visit. Thank you all so much! :)

OK…now on to this delicious feature post from last’s week’s {wow me} wednesday party! I am so excited to be featuring 12 yummy treats today. This week’s party is still going on. So feel free to swing by to check out what everyone is up to & link up if you’re a blogger. You can do all of that {HERE}. I’d love to see what you are up to! Buuuut first check out all of this yumminess! Enjoy! :)

12 Yummy Treats at GingerSnapCrafts.com #desserts #yummy #linkparty #features

10 Super Saturday Ideas & 5 Tips to Make Yours Successful

Hello! How are you? Last week I was a craft making machine! ha! I am in charge of our church’s craft night or more commonly called a Super Saturday! Ours is actually on a Thursday night so we are calling it a Mini Thursday. It’s kind of scaled down version Super Saturday. ;) I know a lot of you are in the same position or maybe you just want to plan a fun craft night for some of your girlfriends, so I thought I’d share what we are doing at ours. I’m also going to give you a few tips that will help make any craft night successful! So keep reading! :)

Super Saturday Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #supersaturday #lds #craftnight

{wow me} wednesday #171

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 13 Back to School ideas.
So make sure you check out all of that fabulous right {HERE}.

13 Back to School Ideas & Tutorials at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features

Homework Caddy with #ChalkyFinish Paint {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by DecoArt. #chalkyfinish #decoartprojects

Hello! Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was a great one! Ours started out hot, & then it turned cool & rainy. I think fall is on it’s way. :) I’ve been busy organizing all of our school supplies & trying to come up with a system that works for our family. I wanted something that would serve the purpose of keeping all the supplies in one spot, was easy to get out & looked cute with our home décor. You know that’s important! ha! ;) I think I found the perfect solution. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint to makeover an old basket that I had thrown out in the garage months ago into a fun homework caddy. So keep reading to see how I did it! :)

Homework Caddy with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint at GingerSnapCrafts.com #Decoart #ad

How to Make a Large Outdoor Hand Painted Sign {tutorial}

This post was first seen on the DecoArt blog.

Hello! Happy Friday! Tonight is our first home football game. So we are excited! That means fall is just around the corner. :) Have you started decorating for fall yet? I haven’t! These pictures are from last year. ha! ;) I usually wait until there is a little nip in the air before I bust out the fall décor & pumpkins. 90 degrees just doesn’t feel fall enough to me. Buuuut it’s never too early to start on some fall projects so you’ll be ready! Don’t you just love the look of large hand painted signs? Buuuut think they look a little too hard to attempt yourself. Well, I’m here to show you how easy it is to make your own custom hand painted outdoor sign using some fabulous DecoArt products.

how to make a hand painted sign with DecoArt Outdoor Paint

13 Back to School Ideas

Hello! How’s your week been so far? I’ve been working like a crazy women getting all the example projects ready for our church’s craft night that will be in October. I wonder how I got that job? ha! ;) I’ll be sharing our Super Saturday plans with all of you soon. In the mean time I know a lot of you are headed back to school this week, so today I am excited to feature 13 Back to School Ideas. All of these ideas were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. This week’s party is still going on. So feel free to swing by & check out this week’s link ups. If you are a blogger I’d love to see your ideas, too. You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out this feature post full of fun ideas to make you head of the class. ha! Enjoy! :)
13 Back to School Ideas & Tutorials at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features

{wow me} wednesday #170

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)

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Last week I featured 11 DIY Fashion Ideas.
Make sure your check them all out {HERE}.

11 DIY Fashion Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #DIY #fashion

Monster Tacos with California Black Olives {recipe} #CalOliveCrafts

Hello! How has your Labor Day been? Ours has been busy! Whew! We are using our Labor Day to do just that ~ labor! ha! It’s nice to get a few things done around the house though. :) I’m also working on a ton of craft projects. I’m in charge of our church’s craft night in October. So I’m busy coming up with & making examples of all the crafts we are going to be doing. So fun! Today I am excited to bring you a yummy recipe with one of my favorite foods ~ California Ripe Olives. Yum! Even though we are super busy the kiddos have to eat, right? ;) Annnnd these yummy Monster Tacos are one of my kiddo’s favorite meals! So keep reading to get this delicious recipe that your family will love. 

Monster Tacos Recipe at GingerSnapCrafts.com #kids #recipe #CalOliveCrafts #ad