Ginger Snap Crafts: November 2011

{wow me} wednesday #27

 Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!

  I’m so glad YOU are here!!! :)
Today voting started for the
finale of One Month to Win It!
(I’m so excited to be in it!  Yay!)
So please vote for your favorite
Christmas project here.
Thank you!
(So, which one do you think is mine???) :)
Also, please be sure to enter these fantastic
giveaways if you haven’t yet!!! :)
(They will all be closing very soon!!)

Shabby Apple Dress Yay!
{etsy giveaway}  No Whining Pleez $10 credit &
a set of personalized Ginger Snaps sippy cups
Custom Frame from Claudie Belle Designs

Finally, I also have a brand new link party just in time for Christmas!  Yay!
I would LOVE to see all of your $5.00 or under Christmas gift ideas!
I will be picking one of your ideas to use for our friend/neighbor gifts this year!
{If I chose YOU I’ll spotlight YOUR blog on Christmas Eve & show our version!}
I need your help….so link up!  Oh and a little giveaway is involved, too!
Just click the button for check out that party! :)

Since this PaRtY is GrOwIng {Wahoo!}
I’ll be spotlighting 5 of the top viewed links each week
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party.
The Top Five Links


Thank you so much for linking up, ladies!
Feel free to grab a featured button {here}.
I’ll also be featuring some more of my favorite link ups
at {take a look at you} on Thursday.
Now on to the party!
The “rules” are simple.
Follow Ginger Snap Crafts. {Thank you!}
Grab a button or add a link somewhere on your blog.
Must be something made by YOU.
Link up to your post, not your main blog.
{No etsy shops, giveaways or business links, please.}
Visit other links, make new friends & most of all have fun!
Feel free to grab my {wow me} wednesday button!
FYI: Links are in random order…so each link will have a chance at the top spot.  :) 
Can’t wait to see what you link up! 

{blog swap} Ma from pharMa

I’m so excited to introduce YOU to Ma from pharMa
She has an adorable blog filled with tons of fun projects & ideas!
You’ll have to pop over there today to see me & say hi!  You’ll be so glad you did.

Take it away, Ma!


Hello friends of Ginger Snap Crafts--It's an honor to be here today! I call myself "The PharMA" over at my little piece of cyberspace-- The PharMA Blog (after all...who doesn't like a stage name?!) I am a pharmaceutical rep, wife, and mother of an adorable little girl (with another little one on the way!) I enjoy crafting and showing that even working moms can make time for a little handmade :)


Now that we're fast friends--please call me "Ma"! Let's get started :)





Keep sewing :)



Tuck your felt figure into the pocket and start counting down!

I love meeting new friends--please visit me over at The PharMA Blog (or on Facebook) and check out some of my other projects...

Easy to make Doggie Scarf

Toddler Hula Skirt...think warm :)

And one of my favorites...Hedgehog Donut Holes!

Thank you so much for having me Ginger--it's been fun :) Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!!!

That's My Daily Dose-- "Ma" :)

finale {voting starts today}

I made it the finales of One Month to Win It!!!!
Yes!  I’m very excited!  Wahoo!
(Thank YOU for all the support!)

TODAY voting begins for Round 4!


Round 4’s theme was Christmas! 
Yay for Christmas!

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You know the drill I can’t tell you a hint, a clue….nothing! 
Just to go vote for your favorite! :)

I have had so much fun having you guess which one was mine!
So leave a comment here telling me which one you think it is,
& I’ll let you all know who got it right on Friday!

omtwi {season 6}

Tomorrow is the finales
of One Month to Win It!!!!

I was busily working on my project through Thanksgiving! 
We literally had to clean all the craft stuff off the table
before we could eat our turkey!  It was crazy! :)
I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects! 
Voting starts tomorrow!!

Today I wanted to introduce YOU to the ladies of OMTWI!

To be in the same group with this fabulous bunch
of crafty & talented ladies is such an honor!
Just check out some of their projects!  Amazing! 
If you have a chance click on over to their blogs!
(You’ll be so glad you did!)

First off Kate & Molly…the other 2 ladies in the finale! 
Aren’t these projects amazing!!!???

Kate from A Piece of Kate's


Molly at Just a Little Creativity

Here’s the rest of the group!

Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy
(Jaime has a link party on Thursdays!)
Annnd did you know Jaime won American Crafter!? She’s amazing!

Amy from A Nest for All Seasons
Amy has the most beautiful pictures on her blog!

Michelle at Prudently Painted Vintage
(You’ll want to check out her tutorial
on how she made this fabulous wood sign!)

Jenna from 2027
Her blog is super cute!

Shannah from Just Us Four
(Shannah has a giveaway linky on Fridays!)

Jenni from Kissed by a Frog
Jenni is fabulous!  I knew her before the competition. :)
She’s got tons of fun stuff going on over on her blog.
(including a link party on Thursdays)
I’m actually over on her blog today…so stop by & say hi!


Courtney from Between U & Me
(Courtney has a link party on Thursdays, too!)

Kim from Simply Living
I love Kim’s paper Christmas tree…you’ll have to check it out!

Can’t wait for tomorrow! :)

$5.00 & under gift ideas {link party}

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Well, Thanksgiving is over…now on to Christmas! Yay! :)
So what are YOU doing for neighbor, teacher &/or friend gifts this year?
(I have no idea what we are going to do!  Yikes!)

Each year on Christmas Eve we go undercover as Santa’s Elves,
& try to secretly deliver Christmas gifts to our neighbors & friends.  So fun!

Over the next few weeks I am going to share
what our family has done in the past,
& I need YOU to share your gift ideas, too!
I’ll be choosing one of YOUR ideas to use this year! :)
If I chose YOUR gift idea I will spotlight
YOUR blog on Christmas Eve & show everyone our version!
The catch is they have to be $5.00 or under gift ideas!
We’ve got a lot of neighbors & friends! :)
So they need to be cute & CHEAP!

Doesn’t that sound fun?

Ginger Snap Crafts

So grab a button, add it to your post or sidebar, join the party & help me spread the word!
The more bloggers we have, the more ideas we can all share!  Wahoo! :)

UPDATE:  If you need a smaller button, grab the code from my sidebar!

To start off with I’m going to show you our HO HO HO blocks from a couple of years ago!
Super easy & cute to make & way under the $5.00 price limit! Yay!

ho ho ho blocks
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All you need are some leftover 2x4’s cut into 3 blocks, some HO HO HO vinyl, ribbon & paint.
Paint your blocks red, green & white.  Let dry and then apply the vinyl lettering.

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Stack them up.  Add some Christmas ribbon & that’s it!  Super cute & oh so easy!

 Can’t wait to see YOUR ideas!


craftaholics anonymous gift exchange {+ thanks*give*ing recap}

I want to thank
Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous
for hosting her handmade gift exchanges. 
I know it has got to be a TON of work to put together. 
They are so much fun!!!! 
This is the 2nd one I’ve participated in
& each time I’ve had received a lovely gift,
and best of all, made a new crafty friend in the process! 
This time my partner was Christina from Arizona. 
I don’t think she has a blog or I’d give her a HUGE shout out! :) 
She made me this beautiful
Families Can Be Together Forever frame. 
She had no idea that this is one of my favorite songs! 
When I was growing up our family actually sang this song at church. 
I had my first AND only solo experience when I sang the line:
They are so good to me
Thank you so much, Christina! I love it!


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Annnnd don’t forget to enter these awesome
Thanks*give*ing Giveaways!

Entries are LOW…I think everyone must have been
busy eating some yummy turkey,
so this is YOUR chance to win!  Go enter! :)

Klutz Stamp Art & Draw the DC Universe books

All Through the Night CD

Shabby Apple Dress

$10 store credit to No Whining Pleez & set of sippy cups from Ginger Snaps

Claudie Belle Designs custom frame

Ho! Ho! Ho! Blocks

All winners will be announced
next week on facebook.
{Check the giveaway post for deadlines!}

Good luck!

Oh & if YOU have any
$5.00 & under
Christmas gift ideas
please link them up here:

See ya on Monday. :)

{my christmas to do list}

1. ordered our Christmas cards {check}

Stationery card
View the entire collection of cards.
2. did a little Christmas shopping online {check}

Now I’m not feeling soooooooooooooooo far behind!

Still got TONS to do though…can’t believe
Christmas is a less than a month away!  Yikes!

Don’t forget to link up to the $5.00 or under link party…
{Oh….by the way there’s a giveaway involved, too!}
Just click the button! :)
So how’s your Saturday going?

Disclosure:  Shutterfly did offer an incentive to write this post.  Wahoo!  I love Shutterfly!