Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blogger of the Month - Link up your best project to win!

It's the last day of March -- can you believe it?  Crazy!  So that means it's time for our blogger of the month party!


1. Link up your project - please only 1 per/person.  Must be made by you.  Must have been done in March.  Linking ends tonight at midnight!!!
2. Tomorrow after I hear back from the guest judges I will list the top 10.  Some come back - and vote on your favorite!  Voting will go until Sunday night.

Winner will receive a way cool prize!  Thanks to My Vinyl Designer, the winner will receive the Stick Figure Vector Art Set.  A $59.95 value!!  Make awesome window decals, signs, plates, gifts, the possibilities are endless!

You also get 1 month free advertising - with a cool write up post - here at Today's Top 20.  Plus bragging rights!

So link up those March projects!  I can't wait to see them! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday's Features!

Tomorrow is the Blogger of the Month link up Party!! Please come back to link up 1 of your projects (your very best that you made in March!)  and our guest judges will pick out their top 10 favorites.  Then voting will be open all weekend.  Winners will be announced on Monday! 
What's up for grabs? 
An awesome CD of vinyl art for you to cut for your hearts desire from My Vinyl Designer
1 Month advertising on Today's Top 20. 
A Hooray for you post written about you. 
And of course - bragging rights. :)
See you tomorrow!
Sew This.
This bustle back dress is so sweet!  Wild Flowers and Whimsy did a great job!
 star detail
I heart these so SO much.  I love the details!  I love that her boys picked out their own custom shirts.  I love how happy they look in their shirts!  WOO HOO for boys! J {Sew A Straight Line}
Girls love their twirls.  Peanut to Princess has a twirl dress how to on her blog.
Creations by Kara made these cute little carrots.  I love them all bunched up!
Jane of all Trades  shows you how to make birthday hats.
Craft This.
Design Sponge has these nifty gift bags.  I think these would be awesome not just for gifts but for packaging your products at craft fairs!
The Knapp Fam made this yarn wreath which I think is just too cool!
I love signs.  Diary of a Crafty Lady made this breakfast style sign – and I’m digging the syrup.
Hee hee.  Breakfast for Dinner turned her tire swing into a doughnut - with chocolate icing and sprinkles.  Made me giggle.  Love it.
I love these m & m napkin  rings for parties but I would be afraid Josh would try eating them!  After all m&m’s are his favorite candy!! {Kim's Kandy Kreations}
Print This.
I printed all of my household items yesterday!  I heart organizing {bless her soul} is the organizing queen and she put together everything you need for a household binder. 
Auntie Lolo Crafts has some great Easter prints.
True and Simple Love made some Beatles Lyric artwork.
How cute?  {It is What It Is}

Easter is coming!  Easter is coming! :) Get this print at A Step In The Journey.
Eat This.
Nothing get’s me in the mood for warm weather like strawberry shortcake.  {Amelia Bedelia}
If the doughnut swing has you craving some sugary goodness head over to Everyday Art for a doughnut recipe.

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
Back to strawberries for a minute....Pennies on a platter has Strawberry Stuffed French Toast.  YUM!
Head over to The Tomato Tart for an online bake sale.  It all benefits Japan.  Bid on food made by your fave. foodie bloggers, support a good cause and get yummy treats! {photo taken from Cupcakes Take The Cake}
Don't forget come back tomorrow for Blogger of the Month!  Your chance to win!!! And a special thanks to the ladies at My Vinyl Designer for providing the prize!!

This post was submitted to Serenity Now.  Check out all of the other cool blog posts (and all of the other great blog goodness over there!) :) Happy reading!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday's Features

Hey everyone!  Guess what?  I got a Twitter account.  And you should follow me!  It will be fun.  Click over on the join the conversation button to the right --->

I'm one with technology ... haha yea right! :)

Here are today's picks!

Sew This.
Who doesn’t love A Girl and a Glue Gun?  How cool is this Batman shirt?  Josh gave it a big 2 thumbs up. 
Ameroonie Designs has the sweetest little scalloped skirt tutorial. 
Every little girl needs a purse.  Gluesticks has a just like mommy purse how to.
 marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial
I plan on making one of these Peeps today! How cute! {Dandelion and Lace}
Craftiness is not optional has a really cute apron.  I’m always the last on the band wagon – I don’t even own an apron.  Maybe I should do this today too. :)
Craft This.
How cute is the dress art?  Seriously?  Amy from Positively Splendid shared them on UCreate.
Love the rocket tray from Pampers, Playdates and parties.
I love book art.  I do.  I think the whole world should be covered in book pages.  I adore the name gift that the Hicks Girls made.
A bunny shutter!  How cute!! {A Creative Princess}
I think that these little hair pins are to.die.for. cute.  In case you didn’t know --- that’s maxed out on the cuteness.  {Shabby Soul}
Print This.
 Sissykins has a sweet prayer changes things print.
Love the Day has a really cool Life’s a project print.  Love that.
Just Because 32 - look at the stars - 8x10 - teal blue - Sprik Space

Sprik Space {I’ve been stalking again} has this cool print available.
The Autocrat had a guest post {Lindy} from Itsy Bitsy Paper on.  And this cute spring has sprung print.  Here in Indiana it’s not really sprung yet.  More like it did for a few days and than ran and hid.   Maybe if I print it out it will come back?
{free easter printables}
Nifty Thrifty has 4 Easter prints to download.  Love the bunny butt. :)

Eat This.
The Stories A to Z made these really cute chocolate covered Easter Strawberries.  Those are the carrots she has 2 others!  
This Chick Cooks has some yummy peanut brittle on thanks to guest post by The Comfort of Cooking.

I’ve never heard of Mud Hen Bars.  But I think I want to make some. {Sunday Baker}
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes?  Yes Please! Simply Sweet Home has the recipe.
Cinnamon bundt cake with cream cheese frosting – how yummy.  {Linda’s Lunacy}

Check This out.
I ran across this today.  Equipping Catholic Families has a really talented daughter.  She’s 12 and look at her comics.  Seriously amazing.  And sweet! She draws what she imagines her little brother Adam to be doing when no one is looking.  He goes on adventures, meets famous people {I love Adam w/ Kathie Lee and Hoda} and everything!  Go check her out! And give the girl some props!

You know who else is My Vinyl Designer!  The are sponsoring the next Blogger of the Month Party (which will go on without a hitch this time!!!)  Come back on Thursday - like up ONE of your best projects that you made in March.  I have some great guest judges who will pick the top 10 and all vote for the winner!  Can't wait!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Blanket Party!

Gabe's Gifts
Hey guys!  It's the end of the month - which means blanket party time!   Don't forget each Monday you can see a special blanket tutorial at Today's Top 20, We're the Joneses, and This & That Creative

For anyone new - I've started a blanket drive this year to raise blankets for Project Linus.  Why?  To donate blankets in my son Gabe's name.  I lost our baby in August due to a miscarriage.  I really wanted something positive to be associated with his name.  And giving back is the best way to do that.

Project Linus is such a great organization.  They donate handmade blankets to kids (newborn - teens) who need them the most.  I'm really happy to be working with them.

I am so happy to say that I have recieved over 40 blankets for Project Linus.  WOW!  Thank you so much!!!  I really am just so greatful.  :)  Thank you thank you thank you.

The first round of blankets will be picked up this week.  It was spring break and my local chapter lady was out of town but I'll be sure to snap a picture! :)
There are 2 of the boxes over flowing...but ready to go!
I just love this blanket - so pretty.  Do you like the crochet edges?  Check next Monday for the tutorial! 
Thanks Heather!!

I had to unwrap the quilt!  All of those blankets were mailed together.  Thanks for the group effort ladies! :)

Lots of soft preemie blankets ....

Here is my little blanket.  I love the fabrics!  So happy!

Your turn!

  So link up any blanket project you've got.  Mail me your blankets to get donated.  Email if you are interested in guest posting a blanket tutorial (it will be seen at Today's Top 20, We're The Joneses and This & That Creative). 

Can't wait to see your projects!!
I'll pick one project using random to send out a little package of my favorite crafty things so make sure I'm able to get your email address! :)

And don't forget the 31st is the Blogger of the Month Party at Today's Top 20.  Come link up your fave. project you've made in March for a chance to win a great prize from My Vinyl Designer as well as a month's of advertising at Today's Top 20!