Ginger Snap Crafts: March 2014

31 March 2014

7 Tips for a Clean & “Spotless” Home #EurekaPower

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Hello! How are you? Did you survive the weekend? Ours was crazy as usual! ha! :) Well, today I’m spilling the beans on how to have a clean & “spotless” house! A lot of my friends think our house is always clean, but of course, anyone that has a many kids as me (kids are messy!), a craft blog (crafts are pretty messy, too!) & are as busy as us knows that I can’t possibly have a clean house every single day. Buuut if you give me a 30 minute warning I can have our house looking pretty spotless! ha! So today I’m going to share my 7 tips for a clean & “spotless” home. So keep reading!

7 tips for a clean & spotless home at GingerSnapCrafts.com #EurekaPower #collectivebias #shop

30 March 2014

Fun & Easy Spring Gift Ideas with free printables {tutorial}

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Hello! How has your weekend been so far? I hope you are having a good one! ;) We had spring break this last week, but it doesn’t actually feel like spring just yet. It was rainy & cold all last week! Buuuut that didn’t stop us from doing some spring crafting with the Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam's Club. Spring is a busy time of year. You have Mother’s Day, teacher appreciations, Easter & in our family ~ lots of birthdays! So the kiddos & I had fun coming up with some fun & easy spring gift ideas for the very important people in our lives! So keep reading to see what we came up with. Plus I have some free printables for you, too! ;)

{fun & easy} spring gift ideas from GingerSnapCrafts.com #VIPFruitFlavors #collectivebias #shop

28 March 2014

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites from Nessa Makes {contributor}

Hi! I am Vanessa from NessaMakes.com and I am so excited to be sharing a yummy recipe with you here on Ginger Snap Crafts!

It has been a recent goal of mine to make my own pretzels since I am practically obsessed with the things. I love a warm soft pretzel and I thought they would be super hard to make-- but surprisingly they are not! I made these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites, and they actually taste like pretzels. I am amazed. Ha!

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Easter Link Party

Hello! Today I am so excited to be kicking off the official arrival of spring with Design Dazzle. Next week will be Easter Week over on Design Dazzle, & she will be sharing some fabulous Easter ideas with all of you! So make sure you follow along. To start if off we are going to have a great BIG Easter link party with 15 of your favorite bloggers. Yay! We know YOU have some awesome ideas to share! :)

Easter Link Party

27 March 2014

8 Fabulous Wood Projects

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of your awesome projects that have been linked up to {wow me} wednesday! Yay! :) Today I’m featuring 8 fabulous wood projects from sliding barn doors, pallet headboards, reclaimed furniture & more. So make sure you check them all out! Don’t forget this week’s party is still going on right {HERE}, so make sure you swing by & check out this week’s projects. If you are a blogger feel free to link up some of your own. I’d love to see what your up to! Buuuut first check out this fabulous feature post! ;)

8 Fabulous Wood Projects #pallets #wood #reclaimedwood GingerSnapCrafts.com

25 March 2014

{wow me} wednesday #147

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


I just wanted to remind you about the awesome Silhouette Print & Cut promotion.
They have lots of great deals on machine bundles & all specialty media is 30% off.
Shop here & use the code GINGERSNAP through March 31st. #printandcut

Silhouette Print & Cut Promotion use code GINGERSNAP at SilhouetteAmerica.com #Silhouette #spon

Easy Chicken Enchiladas {recipe}

Hello! Yesterday was a busy day! I took dinner to a family that just had twins ~ a boy & a girl! So sweet! We also had the missionaries from our church over for dinner. I knew exactly what I wanted to make ~ chicken enchiladas! Buuuut I couldn’t find the recipe anywhere! I had it on a piece of paper with my cookbooks, & it was gone! Luckily I found it in an email I sent my mom 5 years ago! I knew there was a good reason that I never delete any emails! haha! ;) So today I am excited to be sharing one of our family’s favorite recipes ~ easy chicken enchiladas! Yum! (Annnd now I won’t have to worry about losing this recipe again ~ it will be right here on the blog! Yay!)

easy chicken enchiladas recipe at GingerSnapCrafts.com #recipe #enchiladas

24 March 2014

5 Reasons I’m Glad I Bought a Silhouette

Hello! How are you? I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We did more work on our addition. I have the blisters to prove it, too! haha! ;) We are so close to painting it’s not even funny! If you follow me on instagram you saw my pillows that I’ve already picked out! Patience is not one of my virtues at all! ;) My poor hubby!

Anyways, while I’ve been waiting on the room to be finished I’ve had a little time to think about crafty things, of course! ;) One of my favorite tools (as you probably already know!) is my Silhouette machine. I seriously LOVE all of my Silhouettes. (Yes, I have more than one!) So today I’d love to share 5 reasons I’m glad I bought a Silhouette. (I’m also sharing 10 of my favorite fonts to cut with my Silhouette, too!) :)

5 Reasons that I'm glad I bought a Silhouette at GingerSnapCrafts.com #SilhouetteCameo #SilhouettePortrait

21 March 2014

13 Tips on Organization & Happiness from Michelle Lea Designs {contributor}

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Hello! I'm Michelle from Michelle Lea Designs. A Southern girl and military wife who loves to blog about photography, organizing, design, crafts and the crazy little adventures of our family of 5! I am so honored and excited to be visiting on Ginger's fabulous blog!

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Today, I am sharing some tips on being organized. Being organized isn't only for the type A personality, meticulous individuals. I am creative and chaotic at times, but love a clean and neat space... and organization. I think I'm always striving to be more organized, like most people. You can ask my husband, there are times that he will open my purse and it is perfectly in order and then there are times that it looks like a tornado hit. I feel like the key to being organized is to work on it a little at a time and please give yourself a break. The house is going to be insane at times, you're going to forget to write in your planner some days or weeks and at some point you may even have to run through the drive through cause you didn't plan a thing for dinner. The world will keep spinning and you'll get it all back on track. No big deal, you've got this!

So here we go...

20 March 2014

A FROZEN Afternoon {kid activity} #FROZENfun #collectivebias

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Hello! I’m sure you’ve heard, but if not I’ll tell you! ha! ;) FROZEN the movie came out this week on DVD! Eek! My kiddos love this movie! We all saw it over Christmas break as a family. They have been counting down the days until the FROZEN DVD came out so we could watch it over & over again! So they were super excited this week when I surprised them with a special trip to Walmart to pick up the movie & a few Walmart toys to go along with it. We ended up having a fun FROZEN filled afternoon with lots of fun FROZEN inspired activities! So keep reading to see what we did, & you’ll see who our favorite characters are, too! ;)

A frozen afternoon of fun with FROZEN at GingerSnapCrafts.com #FROZENfun #collectivebias #shop

Over 12 Colorful Projects & Recipes

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of your amazing talent! Yay! I really appreciate all of you that link up each week to my {wow me} wednesday party! It’s always fun to go through the links & check out what you guys are up to. ;) I’m starting something new this week. I'll be pinning all the projects featured each week, & I’ll be pinning other projects that catch my eye as I go through the links. I hope this helps drive some extra traffic back to your blog. Now are you ready for this week’s feature post? ha! Today I am excited to be featuring over 12 colorful projects & recipes that were linked up to last week’s party! Remember this week's party is still going on so please stop by, but first enjoy this happy feature post! :)

Over 12 Colorful Projects & Recipes at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features #colorful #rainbow #color

How to Use the Print & Cut Feature with your Silhouette {tutorial} & a Silhouette CAMEO® Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Silhouette. #printandcut #silhouettecameo #silhouetteportrait

Hello! Today I am excited to bring you another amazing Silhouette promotion! This month’s deal is all about the amazing print & cut feature of your Silhouette. This is one of the BEST features about the Silhouette. It’s awesome! So I have a quick print & cut feature tutorial to show you how easy it is to do. I also have some amazing deals & specialty media machine bundles to tell you about. Annnd if you already own a Silhouette I have some great stock up & save deals for YOU! Plus I have a giveaway! Yay! So keep reading! :)

how to use the print & cut feature Silhouette Tutorial at GingerSnapCrafts.com

18 March 2014

{wow me} wednesday #146

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!

 

I’m so glad YOU are here!

I have just a few things before we get started! ;)
First up, today I’m helping Amber from Crazy Little Projects celebrate her 2nd blog birthday!
Amber along with 20+ other bloggers will be sharing fun birthday ideas & tutorials all week long. Amber also has some pretty amazing giveaways all week long over on her blog as well. So make sure you stop by her blog each day! Earlier today I shared an easy cupcake topper tutorial as part of the celebration. :)

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Quick & Easy Cupcake Toppers {tutorial}

A big thank you to We R Memory Keepers for provided some of the amazing products that I used in this post! :)

Good morning! I am so excited today to be helping Amber from Crazy Little Projects celebrate her 2nd blog birthday! Yay! Amber is one of my favorite bloggers. She is super sweet, shares amazing tutorials & I just love her blog! All week long Amber & over 20 other bloggers are sharing tons of fun birthday ideas & tutorials! Amber also has some pretty amazing giveaways every day this week. So make sure you pop in over to her blog each day this week to enter. Today she is giving away a $50 gift card to Groop Dealz & a $50 gift card to Erin Condren. Yay! :) You can enter by going {HERE}. For my birthday idea I decided to share these quick & easy cupcake toppers. So keep reading to see how I made them!

quick & easy cupcake toppers at GingerSnapCrafts.com

17 March 2014

Tiny Gift Boxes with We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board {tutorial}

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Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We did a bunch of stuff, but I’m not sure how much we actually got done! ha! ;) Next week is spring break! Yay! So maybe we will get lots of projects checked off of our list then.  I did have the chance to play around with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board though! Yay! :) This is a fun little crafting tool that can make dozens of different size envelopes, and I found out that you also make other things with your punch board including these tiny gift boxes! So keep reading to see how I did it! :)

Tiny Gift Boxes with We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board at GingerSnapCrafts.com #wermemorykeepers #spon

14 March 2014

Birthday Number Photo Prop from It Happens in a Blink {contributor}

Hi, Ginger Snap Craft Readers! I'm Melanie, and I blog over at It Happens in a Blink. Ginger's blog is one of the first ones that I began reading when I started blogging, so I am super excited to be here sharing a project today. Over at my blog I focus on recipes, crafts, and DIY projects that are easy and maximize the time of busy moms. As a mom of preschooler and a set of triplets, I'm limited on time and energy. I know that there are too many other moms out there who feel the same way. Even though I am a mother, I still want to fuel my creative side, and I want to encourage other ladies to do the same. To save time and money, I typically take my own photos of my children. But photo props can be expensive. For the triplets first birthday, I made a few fast photo props for their photo session. You may be surprised at how inexpensive {and ridiculously easy} this large Birthday Number Photo Prop is!

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13 March 2014

10 Ways to Organize Your Home

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week I get to feature some of YOUR amazing ideas from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. :) This week’s party is still go on so please be sure to swing by & see what’s been linked up this week. Annnd if you are a blogger be sure to add some of your own projects {HERE}! I’d love to see what you are up to! :) Today I’m so excited to be featuring 10 ways to organize your home. Enjoy! :)

10 ways to organize your home at GingerSnapCrafts.com #linkparty #features

11 March 2014

{wow me} wednesday #145

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


Last week I featured over 15 St. Patrick’s Day ideas.
Make sure you check them all out {HERE}. :)

15 St. Patrick's Day Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #StPatricksDay #green #linkparty #features

Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition and Silhouette Connect™ SALE!!!!

This post is brought to you by Silhouette. 

Hello! Just popping in to let you know that today and running through March 19th both Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software and Silhouette Connect™ plugin will both be 35% off!! Yes, that’s the LOWEST price ever! :) In case you didn’t know, the Designer Edition software is the MOST POWERFUL design system out there to help you achieve all your crafty needs. If you own a Silhouette this software is a must have. To see what both of these programs can do & where to get them keep reading. :)

  Silhouette Designer Edition Software & Silhouette Connect 35 off using the code GINGERSNAP

10 March 2014

Lamp Makeover with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

This post is brought to you by DecoArt.

Hello! Today I’m excited to show you my most recent project with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint. Yay! :) (Do remember last month I when showed you my new kitchen updates using this amazing paint? If not check them out HERE.) Today I’m going to show you how I made this quick & easy makeover for the lamp in our master bedroom. So keep reading to see how I did it. :)

lamp makeover with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

How to Make a Colorful Quote using your Silhouette

Hello! This morning I’m excited to be joining in another Silhouette challenge with some of my favorite bloggers. Yay! :) This month our theme is all about paper! :) I’ve shared lots of paper projects with my Silhouette, and one of my favorite things to use with paper are the Silhouette Sketch Pens. I’ve shared a Silhouette Sketch Pen tutorial before but today we are going to get fancy! ha! ;) I’m going to show you how to make a colorful quote using your Silhouette. So keep reading to see how easy it is! :)

How to Make a Colorful Quote with your Silhouette #Silhouette #sketchpens GingerSnapCrafts.com

07 March 2014

Easy Shamrock Block {tutorial}

This post was first seen over on The Cards We Drew. Thank you to DecoArt for providing some of the supplies to make this St. Patrick’s Day craft. :)

Before I close up the blog for the weekend, I'd love to show you how I made this easy & quick shamrock block for St. Patrick's Day! It literally took me under 10 minutes to put it all together not counting waiting on the paint to dry! ha! So keep reading to see how easy it was to make. ;)

Easy Shamrock Block from GingerSnapCrafts.com #shamrock #stpatricksday
 

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath from The Pin Junkie {contributor}

Hello! I'm Bonnie, also known as The Pin Junkie.  I'm completely and happily addicted to Pinterest, and I'm working my way through my pins one craft, DIY project, and recipe at a time.  I'm very happy to be a contributor on Ginger Snap Crafts, and today I'd like to show you how to make a super easy St. Patrick's Day wreath.  It only takes about thirty minutes to make, and you don't have to be particularly crafty for this project.  If you're handy with a glue gun, you can do this!

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06 March 2014

Over 15+ St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Hello! Can you believe it is already March? Craziness! St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it! So I decided to round up over 15+ St. Patrick’s Day ideas that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! This week’s party is still going on {HERE} so make sure you swing by to check out this week’s projects & link up a few of your own. I’d love to see what your up to! Buuuuut first enjoy this very lucky feature post! ;)

15 St. Patrick's Day Ideas at GingerSnapCrafts.com #StPatricksDay #green #linkparty #features

Flower Pot with Duck® Fabric Craft Tape {tutorial} #DuckCraftTape

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Hello! Today I am so exited to tell you about the new Duck Brand Craft Tapes. #DuckCraftTape comes in 4 fun varieties ~ fabric, glitter, prism & washi tape! Doesn't that sound like so much fun? ;) I was able to use some of the this new craft tape to make this cute flower pot! This project has me so itching for spring! I am ready to plant, plant, plant! ha! ;) So keep reading to see how I did it! ;)

Flower Pot with Duck FabricĀ®  #ducktape #tutorial GingerSnapCrafts.com

04 March 2014

{wow me} wednesday #144 & a giveaway

Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!



So glad YOU are here!


Last week I featured over 10 yummy cookie recipes.
Make sure you check them all out {HERE}.

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

G is for Glitter. {A-Z Craft Series}

Hello! Did you know that March is National Craft Month? No? Well, don’t feel bad! ;) I didn’t either until Steph from Crafting in the Rain let me know about it last month! ha! ;) To celebrate Steph has organized a fun A-Z Craft Series for the entire month of March! Each Tuesday in March some of your favorite bloggers will be sharing fun crafts for the letter A all the way to the letter Z. So make sure you follow along! :)

Of course, I chose to craft with the letter G. You know G is for Ginger! ;) Annnnd G is also for glitter! So today I am excited to show you how I made this cute glittered “you are my type” framed art using my Silhouette & a bunch of glitter! ;)

Glitter Sign with Silhouette Sketch Pens & Double Sided Adhesive at GingerSnapCrafts.com #glitter #gingersnapcrafts

03 March 2014

Polka Dotted Gift Tags {tutorial} & giveaway

This post is brought to you by Mod Podge Rocks. #modpodgerocks

Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Ours was great….we actually had NOTHING on our schedule! Yay! So we were able to do a bunch of work on our addition. The taping & floating are taking a lot longer than expected but we are getting there. Yay! ;) Today I am excited to show you a brand new product from my friend, Amy at Mod Podge Rocks & Plaid  ~ Mod Podge Peel & Stick Stencils. These stencils are awesome, & they are so easy & fun to use! So keep reading to see how to use them, & I have a stencil to giveaway to one of you! Yay! :)

polka dotted gift tag from GingerSnapCrafts.com #modgepodge #plaid