Ginger Snap Crafts: February 2012

{wow me} wednesday #40

Welcome to
{wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

How are YOU doing?
This week has been busy, busy for me!
The hubby is gone :(, but he’ll be back tomorrow! Yay!
I’ve been working on something BIG for Friday,
so make sure you check back in then!!! So here we go…..

The {top five} links
from last week were…..

Craft Room Peg Board from How to Nest For Less,
French Braided Fishtail from The View from in Here,
60 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables from Craftionary,

tutorial {kiss me, I’m Irish block}

kiss me I'm irish block
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tutorial {blocks that say a lot}

If you follow my blog you’ve heard my BIG news already!
I’m the new Craft Contributor over on Lil’ Luna.
A couple of weeks ago I shared
this post….
thought I’d share it over here just in case you missed seeing it!

blocks that say a lot

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tutorial {lucky block}

lucky block for st. patrick's day
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When I first got my Silhouette almost 2 years ago,
my goal was to make a cute, simple decoration for each holiday.
Nothing big or grand just something cute & easy.
Well….two years later I’m still working on that goal! Smile
One of the last holidays on my to-do list was St. Patrick’s Day.
So I thought I’d better get busy!
I actually made two simple projects….today I’ll show you my {lucky} block.
I’ll show you the other one next week….suspense…suspense.
(If you look close you can probably figure it out though.) Smile

UPDATE:  You can check out my other St. Patrick’s Day project here.

take a look at you {my favorites}

It’s my favorite day of the week…
I get to feature some of YOU!  Yay!
This week’s party is still going on
so feel free to link up {
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!
 Here’s a FEW of favorites
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

blogging tips {featuring & being featured}

One of my favorite things about blogging is featuring YOU!
I remember when I got my first feature in May of last year!
I was soooooooooooooo excited! 
(I still get excited when I get featured!!  Yay!)
During the first six months of this blog
just about all my traffic came from
link parties & being featured by YOU!
I really appreciate all of YOU who featured me
& gave my little blog a chance to grow!
thank you

I don’t really do many blogging tip post!
I still feel like I am still sooooo new at this blogging thing!
Buuut something was brought to my attention
last week from a fellow blogger,
so I thought I’d better share what I learned.

Up until last week I had no idea what a “hot link” was…
but apparently I’d been “hot linking” in my feature posts. Sad smile
(If you were like me & don’t know what a “hot link” is it just means
you copy & paste a picture into your blog post from another blog.)
Sounds harmless enough…but when you do this the
picture is still actually hosted on the blog you copied it from.

girl’s night out {shopping for Charlie Perfume} #Cbias

If you are looking for {wow me} wednesday go here.
The Par-tay is still going on! :)

Last night we had our own little party around our house.
My girls & I had a much needed Girl’s Night Out!!  Yay!!
We did a little shopping, of course! 
We were on the look out for some Charlie Perfume!

Do YOU remember having
Charlie Perfume back in the day?  I sure do!

charlie perfume
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I’ve blogged about my Grandmother before. 
You can check out that post here.
She was an amazing lady! 
After having 5 boys of her own,
she was beyond thrilled
to have so many granddaughters.
I was lucky enough to be
her oldest granddaughter…the first. 
So she spoiled me rotten! 
Annnnd I loved every minute of it! Winking smile

Here are some photos from our Girl’s Night Out shopping trip!
You can see our whole shopping trip over on Google +.

{wow me} wednesday #39

Welcome to
{wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

Drum roll please…

The winner of the $50.00
Pick Your Plum Box is……

Comment #135 Samantha
(Thank you,!)

tutorial {DIY pencil & pen holders}

diy pen and pencil holders
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In my post yesterday did you notice my cute pencil holder??

diy pencil cup

I think it turned out sooooo cute! 
Annnd best of all it was super easy & CHEAP to make!

tutorial {organizing your home office} #XACTO

Welcome to my home office. 
For you guys that read my blog regularly it should
look pretty familiar because it also doubles as my craft room! ;)

my home office

tutorial {mission bank} + glass block review

mission bank lds

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take a look at you {my favorites}

My entry into Wow me Wednesday sponsored by
Appliances Online and Bosch Washing Machines

It’s my favorite day of the week…I get to feature some of YOU!  Yay!
This week’s party is still going on so feel free to link up {here
} if you haven’t yet!

Thank you all so much for sharing each week!

 Here’s a FEW of favorites
from last week’s {wow me} wednesday party!

I Love You Pallet Art from Home Delicious

Napkins into Pillows from Dwell on Joy

How to Paint A Striped Wall by Visual Eye Candy

Reversible Tote from Happy in Red


Remote Caddy from Color Me Domestic


Annnnd another one from Color Me Domestic,
a Magnetic Pin Dish.  So cute!

Burlap Wreath from Made in a Day

Perfect Paint Lines from Project Queen

Rustic Wreath from DIY Kinda Girl

Flat Bread Pizza from A Step in the Journey

Thanks so much for sharing, ladies.

If you were featured feel free to grab a featured button!

Ginger Snaps
Don’t forget to link up to this week’s party if you haven’t yet. :)
{Link up here!}

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{wow me} wednesday #38 + a $50 Pick Your Plum giveaway!!!!!

Welcome to
{wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

Remember last week when I told you we hit 500 link ups??!!
Well, we couldn’t let that pass without a little celebration!!!!  Wahoo!!!

Sooooo can YOU think of a better way to celebrate
500 crafty link ups than by giving away a
$50 Pick Your Plum Box full of swank crafting swag!!!!????
I think not! :)  Wahoo!!!  I am sooooo excited for one of YOU!!!!

Check out these fabulous products from Pick Your Plum!!!!
These products won't necessarily be in the winner's box,
but it gives YOU a good idea of what
awesomeness YOUR Pick Your Plum box could contain!

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Now for the good part….how to enter!!!

Winner must be a follower of Ginger Snap Crafts either through
GFC, RSS feed, facebook or the new Linky Followers.
Winner also must have a U.S. shipping address.


Like Pick Your Plum on facebook.
Let them know Ginger Snap Crafts sent ya!


Sign up for the Pick Your Plum Newsletter.
(You’ll really want to do this so you don’t miss out on any PYP deals!)

If you do both that counts as TWO entries!! :)



Link up your project. 

Share this giveaway on facebook, twitter or on your blog.

What has been your favorite PYP product?

How long have you been linking up at {wow me} wednesday?

Leave a separate comment for each entry.
Make sure I have a way to contact YOU!
Winner will be announced at next week’s party! 
Good Luck!

Now are YOU ready for a party??? Winking smile

Here are the {top five} links from last week!


Scrabble Tile Necklaces from Yesterday on Tuesday

Conversation Heart Paper Plate Baskets from Shaken Together

Foil Art from Art Club Blog


Thumbprint Valentines from Live.Laugh.Rowe

Gallery Wall Kid Art from Creatively Living

I’ll be featuring some
more of my favorites on Thursday at
{take a look at you}.
So check back then to see if it was
YOU who made me say WOW! ;)

{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!}
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