Ginger Snap Crafts: 2017

{wow me} wednesday #321

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

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Last week I featured 10 beautiful fall tablescapes!
You can check them all out right over here.

Fall Tablescapes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #fall #tablescapes

Hexagon Jack-O-Lanterns {tutorial}

This post was first seen over on See Vanessa Craft. Affiliate links are used for your convenience.

A few weeks ago I was visiting See Vanessa Crafts. I shared these cute Hexagon Jack-O-Lanterns. Just in case you missed it over there, I wanted to share it here as well. This is such a cute way to greet all the little Trick or Treaters in a few weeks. :) By the way these pumpkins might look a little familiar if you’ve followed my blog for awhile. You can see my lighted pumpkin sign. here. I love repurposing & reusing what I already have. :) So, today I’d love to show you how I made these cute Hexagon Jack-O-Lanterns. Let's get started! :)

Hexagon Jack-o-lanterns at GingerSnapCrafts.com

Cricut Maker vs. Silhouette Cameo 3

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I also hope you’ve been following along with my Cricut Question Series. :) If not, you can find question 1 here & question 2 here & question 3 here & question 4 here & question 5 here & question 6 here & question 7 here & question 8 here & question 9 here & question 10 here & question 11 here. Whew! ha! Today we are going to tackle question #12. :)

Just a little history on my cutting machine obsession. Yes, it’s an obsession for me! haha! ;) I firmly believe with the right tools you can do & create anything! I’m not the most creative or the most crafty person, but with my Silhouette and most recently, with my Cricut, I have created & can create amazing things. Annnnnd I know you can, too! Deciding which machine to purchase is a huge decision. These machines aren’t cheap! It really depends on what you what to make. Do you want to cut mostly vinyl? Fabric? Or are you a paper crafter? Taking all of this into account will help you decide which machine you feel would fit your needs the best. Today I am going to share my completely honest opinions are two amazing machines the Silhouette Cameo 3 and the brand new, Cricut Maker. Yes, they are BOTH amazing with their own pros and cons.

Cricut Maker vs. SilhouetteCameo #CricutMaker #SilhouetteCameo

As you might of guessed, our final question is: How is the Cricut different from other cutting machines?

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10 Fall Tablescapes

Good morning! Ahhhhhh! Fall is here. We had a cool front roll in earlier this week, and it was ah-mazing! I love the crisp cool air, the pumpkins, colorful leaves and all things fall. How about you? Today I am excited to be featuring 10 Fall Tablescapes that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Annnnnd they are fabulous! Be sure to check out this week’s party which is going on right here. Annnnnd don’t forget to link up your ideas, if you are a blogger. I’d love to feature you, too! Buuuuut first check out this fabulously fall feature post. Enjoy! :)

Fall Tablescapes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #fall #tablescapes

{wow me} wednesday #320

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

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Last week I featured 10 Cute Halloween Ideas!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Cute Halloween Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #trickortreat

Popsicle Stick Spiders {tutorial}

Thanks to Cricut for supplying some of the materials for this post. :) This post was first seen over at Eighteen25.

Oh my goodness! Halloween is sneaking up on me quick! ha! How about you? One of our favorite family traditions is to make a cute Halloween craft together. Annnnnd these adorable Popsicle Stick Spiders would be THE perfect craft for your kiddos & mine to make this year. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to put together & you probably already have all the supplies on hand. Let’s get started! :)

Chihuly in the Forest

I’ve partnered with Crystal Bridges to bring you this post. #CBChihuly

Good morning! It's the weekend (almost!). Annnnnd if you are looking for something fun to do in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, Chihuly in the Forest is the place to be! The North Forest of Crystal Bridges has been completely renovated, & right now you can take in Dale Chihuly’s amazing glass blown sculptures in this beautiful outdoor display. Dale Chihuly has said, “I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.”

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10 Cute Halloween ideas

Good morning! Is this year flying by for anyone else? I can’t believe it’s already October! Eek! I’m loving all the cute fall & Halloween ideas that have been linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. :) Today I am excited to feature 10 Cute Halloween Ideas that I found as I went through the links. I’m definitely a cutesy Halloween person not a scary one! ha! Remember this week’s party is still going on. Please stop by & check it out when you have a chance. You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this spooky in a cute way feature post. Enjoy! :) 10 Cute Halloween Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #trickortreat

{wow me} wednesday #319

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

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Last week I featured 10 Pasta Recipes!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Pasta Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pasta #recipes #gingersnapcrafts

You can enter to win a Cricut Maker right here!

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DIY Light Box Letters {tutorial}

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

Good morning! Well, today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me! ha! :) Sooooooooooo, I thought it was a great time to show you how to make your own DIY Light Box Letters. From celebrating birthdays, seasons & holidays, making your own light box letters is the perfect way to show a little personality & fun. Plus it is so easy to do! I’m also sharing how I keep my light box powered up with RAYOVAC® HIGH ENERGY™ batteries. Let’s get started!

DIY Light Box Letters at GingerSnapCrafts.com #lightbox #DIY

Football Pennant Banner {tutorial}

This post is not sponsored, but affiliate links are used for your convenience. :)

Good morning! On Friday, I told you all about my first outing with my Cricut Maker.  Eek! It was fabulous. I’m in love with the Maker! (You can check out that post here.) Annnnd today I am excited to be partnering with 49 bloggers to bring you a fun Free for Maker Project Blog Hop. All these projects are totally free & available right now to use with your Maker in Design Space right here. Also, as you may have heard, tomorrow on HSN they will be launching a special Cricut Maker Bundle. Soooooooooooo…..we also have a giveaway for the Maker Bundle that launches tomorrow. You’ll have to scroll to the end of the post to enter that. Buuuuut first let me show you how I made this adorable Football Pennant Banner with my Cricut Maker. Let’s get started! :)

football pennant banner at GingerSnapCrafts.com #football #cricutmaker #cricutmade

Meet the Cricut Maker

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! My Cricut Maker arrived a few weeks ago! Buuuuut with all the back to school activities going on, the homecoming dance & football games, I just found time to open the box this week! Annnnnnd boy was it worth the wait! This machine is ah-mazing! I can’t wait to see all the things I can make! Eek! :)

Meet the Cricut Maker at GingerSnapCrafts.com #CricutMade #CricutMaker

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10 Pasta Recipes

Good morning! Who’s addicted to pasta like me? haha! I just can’t get enough of a good pasta recipe. Yum! So, today I am excited to be bringing you 10 Pasta Recipes that have been linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check it out. You can find more yummy recipes, craft ideas, seasonal projects, home decor & more. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your ideas. I’d love to feature you, too! You can do all of that here. Buuuuuuut first check out this yummy pasta filled feature post. Enjoy! :)10 Pasta Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #pasta #recipes #gingersnapcrafts

Removing the Background on an Imported Image in Cricut Design Space

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut . The opinions and text are all mine. #cricutmade #cricut

Hello there! Just popping in really quick to let you know that I’m over on the Cricut blog today. I’m showing you how to Remove the Background on an Imported Image in Cricut Design Space. It’s pretty cool! I’m also showing you how I made this cute Pumpkin Patch sign. You can see how I did that here. :)

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{wow me} wednesday #318

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

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Last week I featured 15 Warm & Cozy Recipes!
You can check them all out right over here.

15 Warm & Cozy Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #recipes #gingersnapcrafts

DIY Farmhouse Ladder for under $10 {tutorial}

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Hello there! I’m just popping in really quick to let you know that I am over on the Life Storage blog this week. I’m sharing this oh so easy DIY Farmhouse Ladder that my hubby & I made for under $10. Eek! Isn’t that amazing? All you’ll need is three 2x4s, some wood stain & a Saturday afternoon. This ladder is perfect for holding your warm fall blankets & throws, & it’s fun to decorate as well. :)

$10 DIY Ladder at GingerSnapCrafts.com #farmhouse #DIY

What is the Cricut Machine?

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Good morning! How was your weekend? I hope it was fabulous! :) I also hope you’ve been following along with my Cricut Question Series. :) If not, you can find question 1 here & question 2 here & question 3 here & question 4 here & question 5 here & question 6 here & question 7 here & question 8 here & question 9 here & question 10 here. Now we are up to question 11 ~ What is the Cricut Machine? I feel like I probably should of started with this question first, instead of almost at the very end of the series! Oops! ;) So, today I am going to recap all of my favorite Cricut machines that I’ve talked about in my previous posts. Let’s get started! :)

a Cricut Question Series at GingerSnapCrafts.com What is the Cricut Machine

Hmmmmmmm….the questions we ask our crafty selves. :) Which Cricut Machine do we *need*?
Which Cricut Machine Do You Need #cricutmade #cricutmaker

15 Warm & Cozy Recipes

Good morning! Fall is in the air! Ahhhhhh! Annnnd today is the official first day of fall. That means more baking, apple cider sipping & watching football. Fall is just so warm & cozy. Am I right? ;) Today I am excited to be sharing 15 Warm & Cozy Recipes that were linked up over at the last {wow me} wednesday party. I’m sure I missed a few, so check out the link ups here. Annnnnd don’t forget this week’s party is still going on. Be sure to check that out, too! You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this delicious feature post. Enjoy!

15 Warm & Cozy Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #recipes #gingersnapcrafts

Preparing Your Kids for the Real World

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My kiddos range in age from 8 to 20. Yep! I’m old! haha! Right before my oldest left from home, I began to worry. Did I teach him enough? Does he know how to budget? Can he change a flat tire? Will he be able to take care of himself? Does he know how to fry an egg? ;) I felt we prepared him pretty well, but of course, we could always have done better. One of those is budgeting. One of the biggest hurdles young people face when getting out on their own is handling money. They have to learn fairly quickly to budget, how to spend money & how to save, how to pay bills and more! With my younger kiddos I’ve decided to start some of this process a little bit earlier than I did with my oldest. I want them to be savvy with their money way before they leave home. That is why I love Greenlight, the smart debit card for kids. It helps your kiddos get a pretty good feel for how to handle their own money in the real world. Let me show you! :)

preparing your kids for the real world with Greenlight

{wow me} wedesday #317

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

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Last week I featured 10 Black & White Halloween Ideas!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Black & White Halloween Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #blackandwhite

10 Black & White Halloween Ideas

Good morning! The weekend is almost here! Yay! Do you have any big plans? No surprise here….I’ll be working on projects. ha! ;) Well, I am so enjoying all the fall & Halloween projects being linked up to {wow me} wednesday. They are spook-tacular! So, today I am excited to feature 10 Black & White Halloween Ideas that have been linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to pop on over & check it our right here. Buuuuut first enjoy this spooky feature post! :)

10 Black & White Halloween Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #halloween #blackandwhite

Halloween Coloring Cards {tutorial} + A Cricut Maker Giveaway

This post is not sponsored, but Cricut has graciously offered to giveaway a brand new Cricut Maker to one of YOU! Affiliate links are used for your convenience.

Good morning! I am so, so, so excited about this month’s Craft Lightning theme. Annnnd I have a giveaway for the brand new Cricut Maker! Eek! So please stick around & enter that one before you leave! :) Our assignment this month was to make a 15 minute or under craft using our Cricut machines. So I decided to whip out these adorable Halloween Coloring Cards for my primary kiddos. They were so easy to make. Let’s get started!

Halloween Coloring Cards at GingerSnapCrafts.com #papercrafts #Halloween #craftlightning

{wow me} wednesday #316

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

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Last week I featured 10 Fabric Projects!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Fabric Projects #gingersnapcrafts #fabrics

10+ Fabric Projects

Hello there! It’s almost the weekend! Yay! This week has flown by! Who’s ready for the weekend though? Me! My parents are heading up this way & my youngest son is getting baptized a member of our Church on Sunday. So it should be a pretty special weekend for our family. :) Today I am excited to be featuring 10+ Fabric Projects that were linked up over the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Several of these are no sew, too! Yay! Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to stop by & check it all out right here. Buuuuut first enjoy this “sew” lovely feature post. :) 10 Fabric Projects #gingersnapcrafts #fabrics

{wow me} wednesday #315

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

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Last week I featured 10+ Fall Projects!
You can check them all out right over here.

Over 10 Fall Projects at GingerSnapCrafts.com #fall #DIY #forthehome

Meet the Cricut BrightPad™

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Good morning! How was your Labor Day? Fantastic, I hope. :) I think we labored a little bit too much! ha! We are busy working on a huge project as a family. I’ll share more details soon. A few weeks ago I was able to attend the Cricut Mountain Make-a-thon in Salt Lake City. It was nice to get away & relax & mingle with some amazing bloggers & friends. While I was there, Cricut announced 3 brand new products. Eek! I’ll be telling you all about each of them in the coming weeks. By the way, my Cricut Maker just arrived a few weeks ago! I can’t wait to start creating with it soon. Buuuut first I’d love to introduce you to the brand new Cricut BrightPad™. Annnd I’ll be answering another question in my Cricut Question Series! :)

Meet the Cricut BrightPad™ #CricutMade #ad

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10+ Fall Projects

Good morning! It was 59 degrees this morning! Ahhhhhh! Fall is in the air. Annnnnd can you believe it's September already? Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year with hayrides, cooler weather, pumpkins, hot apple cider and more. I can’t wait! Today I am excited to be featuring 10+ Fall Projects that were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. So feel free to stop by & link up your ideas. You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this wonderfully fall feature post. Enjoy! :)

Over 10 Fall Projects at GingerSnapCrafts.com #fall #DIY #forthehome

Crunchy Slime {tutorial}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOANN. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hello there! Who has kiddos that have been hit hard with the slime craze? I know I’m not the only one with kiddos who love slime. Am I right? ha! My youngest daughter is obsessed. She has literally tried & tested TONS of different slime recipes over the summer. Annnnd we *think* we’ve found a winner with this Crunchy Slime recipe. Yay! She has also been wanting to try out making video tutorials of her creations. Annnnnd with the all new JOANN app we were able to bring her love of slime & video making together. Let me show you what we did! Annnd I’ll be sharing this slime recipe with you as well. Let’s get started! :)

Crunchy Slime Tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com

{wow me} wednesday #314

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

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Last week I featured 10 Farmhouse Inspired DIY Projects!
You can check them all out right over here.

10 Farmhouse Inspired DIY Projects at GingerSnapCrafts.com #DIY #farmhouse #forthehome

Captain Underpants Treat Boxes {tutorial}

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Good morning! Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is coming to DVD on September 12th! Eek! Get excited. :) You can pre-order the movie right here. In the meantime, it’s time to get those movie night snacks ready and break out those popcorn recipes! Today I am excited to share these super cute Captain Underpants Treat Boxes with you! Let’s get started! :)

Captain Underpants Treat Boxes #popcornbox #movienight

DIY Bookshelf {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Life Storage.

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! Last Friday I was over at the Life Storage blog. So I wanted to give you the heads up to pop over there & take a look at this super easy (& inexpensive!) DIY Bookshelf. This little bookrack will make it super easy to get your playroom organized & keep those books off the floor. To see how I made it click right here.

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10 Farmhouse Inspired DIY Projects

Good morning! The farmhouse look is so, so popular right now. Annnnnd today I am excited to be featuring 10 Farmhouse Inspired DIY Projects. All of these amazing ideas were linked up to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check out this week’s link ups. If you are a blogger, link up your ideas as well. I’d love to feature you, too! You can do all of that right here. I also have a fun giveaway going on right now. You don’t have much time left! You can enter right here. Buuuuut first check out this fun feature post. Enjoy! :)

10 Farmhouse Inspired DIY Projects #DIY #farmhouse #forthehome

Back to School with Box Tops

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Box Tops. All opinions are my own. #BoxTops

It’s back to school time! Annnnd Box Tops & Walmart both make it easier than ever to earn money for your school! :)

Back to School with Box Tops #boxtops #backtoschool

My kiddos headed back to school this week! Where did the summer go??!! In the weeks before school started, we shopped a lot! Picking up school clothes, snacks, lunch kits & goodies, Kleenex, paper towels, school supplies and more. As I shop, I’m always looking out for the products with the Box Top for Education labels. I have been collecting these labels for years for my kiddos’ schools. It’s such an easy way to earn money for your school, and it just got a little bit easier. Let me show you how! :)

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{wow me} wednesday #313

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

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Last week I featured 10+ Colorful Spaces!
You can check out all the fun right over here.

Over 10 Colorful Spaces at GingerSnapCrafts.com #forthehome #color #DIY

Also, the Cricut Maker™ Machine launched this week! You can grab one by clicking the image below!

Order your Cricut Maker™ Machine right here! #cricut #cricutmaker #cricutmade

Annnnnnnd last but not least, you can enter to win a customized stamp from Simply Stamps by going here.

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Get your Cricut Maker™ Machine!

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Good morning! I just wanted to pop in really quick to let you know that the Cricut Maker™ Machine is here! Wahoo! Mine is on the way, and I can’t wait to share all the details, my first thoughts, my first project & much, much more with all of you! The Cricut Maker launched yesterday, August 20th. Click this link, & then get ready to order your brand new machine!!!! :)

Order your Cricut Maker™ Machine right here! #cricut #cricutmaker #cricutmade

Housewarming Gift Idea + a Simply Stamps Giveaway

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Simply Stamps. All opinions are my own.

Hello there! Soon I’m going to be sharing (all the details!) of our next adventure. The short version is ~ we are moving! I’ll let you all the wheres, whys & hows in the the next week or two. So exciting! Eek! Sooooooo, moving has been on my mind lately. Things like making a house a home, how I’m going to decorate & all the things you need to do to make it official. Ordering an address stamp is always one of the first things on my to do list when we move. An address stamp would also make a perfect housewarming gift for someone who has recently moved. So today I am excited to be sharing this fun Housewarming Gift Idea and a Simply Stamps giveaway to go along with it. Yay! Let’s get started!

Housewarming Gift Idea #gingersnapcrafts #gift

10+ Colorful Spaces

Hello there! Last week I missed a feature post! I felt soooooo bad! So today I am featuring some fabulous spaces ~ 10 Colorful Spaces (actually!) ~ that were linked up to the last TWO {wow me} wednesday parties. Wahoo! I’m in love with these spaces, and I am dying to add some color to our home asap! Remember this week’s party is still going on. Please feel free to stop by & check out this week’s link ups. The party is still open, so if you are a blogger be sure to link up your ideas. I’d love to see them & feature you, too. You can do that here. Buuuuut first check out this super happy & colorful feature post. Enjoy!
Over 10 Colorful Spaces at GingerSnapCrafts.com #forthehome #color #DIY

{wow me} wednesday #312

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

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Last week I was over on the Cricut blog. Eek!
I featured 10 Back to School Gear Ideas with Cricut.
You can check out all the fun right over here.

Back to School with Cricut #CricutMade