Ginger Snap Crafts: September 2013

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn {recipe} & a McCormick Giveaway

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Fall is in the air! Yay! Annnnd nothing says fall better than a bowl of homemade chili with cornbread right out of the oven! Yum! :) Today I'm excited to share this yummy Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn recipe made with spices. Plus I have a giveaway for a McCormick Homemade in America Gift Set! Yay! So keep reading to find out how to enter & how to make this yummy dinner for your family! #McCormickHomemade

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn

Glass Etching using your Silhouette {tutorial}

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Last week I told you about the Silhouette Glass Etching promotion, kicked it off with a giveaway and if your name is Susan you have won a Silhouette Portrait™! Eek! Congratulations! I’ve sent you an email & need to hear back from you soon! ;)

Since last week’s post I was able to get my hands on a Silhouette Glass Etching Starter Kit! (Don’t forget the Glass Etching Starter Kits are on sale when you use the code GINGERSNAP!) So. much. fun. Really the possibilities are endless with this one! Now I want to etch everything in the house! haha! :) For my first project I decided to etch this glass bowl that I bought for a couple of dollars, & now it looks sooooo fancy! Keep reading to see how easy this is to do! :)

Glass Etching Tutorial with Silhouette #gingersnapcrafts #tutorial #spon

Gooey Caramel Apple Monster Corn from I Dig Pinterest {contributor}

Hi Ginger Snap readers!  I'm so excited to be here today! We've been having a ball this month over on I Dig Pinterest celebrating the "Halloween Extravaganza", so I thought I'd continue the theme and share a fun, festive treat with you too!

My kids love all things (friendly) monster.  Is there a child that doesn't?  So when I saw these fun candy eyes the other day at Target, I knew I had to put them to use-Halloween style.  My mom has this famous (well not quite, but it should be) gooey caramel popcorn that my siblings and I used to just gobble right up.  I hadn't made it for years, so I pulled it out of the archive. Why I waited so long, I don't know, but I do know that it'll be making a much more regular appearance at our house in the future.


Over 20 Fall Home Décor Ideas

Hello! I hope your first week of fall is going fabulous! :) I love this time of year! (Annnd not just because my birthday is next week! ha!) Today I am so excited to share over 20 fun Fall Home Décor Ideas that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party! If you haven’t checked out this week’s party yet you can do that HERE, and if you are a blogger I’d love to see your ideas! The party stays open until tomorrow. So head on over & link up ~ after you’ve checked out these ah-mazing fall ideas, of course! Enjoy! :)

Over 20 Fall Home Decor Ideas #gingersnapcrafts #fall #homedecor #linkparty #features

{wow me} wednesday #122

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Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

I wanted to let you all know about the Mom and Me Scrapbooking’s Scrap All Night Retreat! :)

Mom and Me Retreat

Pool Noodle Ponies {tutorial}

This post was originally seen over on Crazy Little Projects. :)
So fall is officially here, right? ;) Well, the pool is closed anyways,& I’m sure the cooler weather will be here to stay very soon! ;) So what do you do with all those pool noodles you have lying around the garage from summer time? Well, today I’m going to show you how to make these super fun & easy pool noodle ponies! Your kiddos are going to have so much fun with these! Keep reading to see how easy these are to put together. :)

Apple MacBook Air Laptop {giveaway}

Today I am excited to partner with a few other bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway ~ an Apple MacBook Air Laptop worth over $1000!!! Yes, get excited!!! ;) This would be an amazing gift for a student in your life or for YOU! Keep on reading to find out all the details & how to enter! :)


Pumpkin Cup Cozy Pattern & Tutorial from The Stitchin’ Mommy {contributor}

Hi everyone! My name is Amy and I am the girl behind The Stitchin' Mommy blog and Etsy shop.  I am a former preschool teacher turned stay at home mom. When I'm not cleaning up or chasing after my little munchkin, I like to blog about my life and the fun adventured I have with my crafts, projects, and recipes. Thank you to Ginger for giving me the opportunity to share my pattern with you all.  I hope you enjoy my post!

Do you have a #purpleticket?

This post brought to you by IZEA . All opinions are 100% mine.

I have worked with IZEA since I first started blogging! My very first sponsored post was for them! :) So I was so excited to hear that IZEA is rolling out a brand new platform not just for bloggers but for anyone with a social media presence! Yay!

You can connect all of your accounts in one spot ~ your blog, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram & more. Now you will be able to have sponsorship opportunities from tweets to videos & everything in between! Sounds fun, right? :) Right now this new platform is open to pre-registration. I just signed up, & now I have my #purpleticket! Yay! You can sign up, too, & you'll be one of the first to gain access to this all new system!

If you haven't heard of IZEA before I thought it be fun to share some of my favorite SocialSpark campaigns that I've participated in the past. First up are these delicious apple cinnamon pancakes. These pancakes are so yummy! Definitely one of my family's favorite breakfast recipes! Keep on reading to see some of my other favorites. :)

apple cinnamon pancakes

Over 15 Fall Recipes

It has finally started to cool down where we live. Yay! Perfect weather for some warm soup, a savory dip, fresh homemade bread or even something warm & sweet! Today I’m excited to share over 15 recipes that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party that would be perfect for fall. Enjoy! :)

over 15 fall recipes #gingersnapcrafts #features #fall #recipes

{wow me} wednesday #121

Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

Last week’s features were so yummy! :)
If you missed them make sure you check out over 10 of the best apple recipes!

Over 10 of the Best Apple Recipes #features #gingesnapcrafts #apples #recipes #fall

I’m sharing our fall mantel over on Shutterfly today!

Hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday! :) I just wanted to pop in to let you know that today I am over on the Shutterfly blog sharing our fall mantel! So if you have a chance pop on over there & take a peek. ;)

Our Fall Mantel with Shutterfly #shutterfly

DIY Photo Block {tutorial} & a new Silhouette Promotion

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Hello! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend & that your week is off to a great start. I originally shared this post over at Cherished Bliss last month, and I thought it was about time I shared it over here, too! ;)

My youngest son just turned 4. So no more babies around here, but I do have a super adorable nephew, Owen. I love making things for him! (You can check out his diaper cake here & his personalized blanket here.) Today I'd love to show you how I made this super easy & cute personalized DIY photo block for him. I used my Silhouette for this project so I thought it was fitting to share a new Silhouette Promotion with you as well! So keep reading for all the details. :)


DIY Burlap Ribbon Fall Wreath from Lovely Little Life {contributor}

Today I am so excited to have Hannah from Lovely Little Life on the blog today. She is sharing this super cute DIY Burlap Ribbon Fall Wreath. Keep reading to see her easy tutorial! I know you’ll want to make one, too! :) Take it way, Hannah!


Over 10 of the Best Apple Recipes

Hello! Today is my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of YOU! Yay! Fall is so in the air…finally! :) We have two apple trees in our backyard, and this fall is the first year we’ve had a serious crop! ha! ;) So we have been enjoying some homemade apple pie lately with our very own apples. Pretty neat! Today I am so excited to share over 10 of the best apple recipes around that I can’t wait to try out! Yum! Enjoy!

Over 10 of the Best Apple Recipes #features #gingesnapcrafts #apples #recipes #fall

{wow me} wednesday #120

Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

Before we get started I just wanted to remind you about the Silhouette Promotion going on right now!
These prices are good through Sept. 13th when you use the code GINGERSNAP at checkout. :)
Unfortunately, the single Stamping Starter Kits are all sold out! Wow! That was fast!
The good news is the CAMEO & Portrait Stamping Starter Kit Bundles are still in stock! :)

#Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit promotion #spon

Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway Winner & Stamping Promotion Reminder

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I hope you are having an awesome Monday! Annnnd if your name is Sandi you are having an especially awesome day because you just won a Silhouette
Portrait™! Yay! I’ve sent you an email & need to hear back from you very soon! Congratulations! :)

If you didn’t win don’t worry the Silhouette Stamping Promotion is still going on from now until September 13th. Just use the code GINGERSNAP at checkout when you go to the
special promotions page. Keep reading to see what is included in this promotion & see the project I made with the new Silhouette stamp material. :)

#Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit promotion #spon

Disney Princess Little Mermaid Jar {tutorial}

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We are huge Disney Princesses & The Little Mermaid fans at our house, & we can’t wait for the Collector’s Edition BluRay/DVD combo to come out on October 1st. Yay! Our VHS copy has worn out long ago, & we haven’t watched the movie in ages! :( We can’t wait to see it again soon!

In the meantime my kiddos (especially my 6 year old daughter) have had such a fun time playing & using their imaginations to recreate the story with their The Little Mermaid toys. We had fun making this cute Little Mermaid Jar for my daughter. It was so easy! Keep reading to see how we made it, and you’ll see what other The Little Mermaid toy inspires my daughter’s imagination!

Little Mermaid Jar #shop #tutorial

Cinnamon Zucchini Coffee Cake from My Favorite Finds {contributor}

Hi, Ginger Snap Crafts readers! I'm Carrie, and I blog over at My Favorite Finds. I am sooooo flattered and excited to be here sharing a Cinnamon Zucchini Coffee Cake with you all today! I've been a reader of Ginger Snap Crafts for a VERY long time, so I am feeling SO privileged to be sharing a great recipe with you today!


Big News from Lifestyle Crafts

Hi there! Today I have some exciting news to share about one of my favorite companies ~ Lifestyle Crafts. I’ve had the privilege of working with them over the last few years, & I absolutely LOVE them.  :)  We R Memory Keepers, an industry leader in crafting tools and supplies, has just announced that they have purchased the Lifestyle Crafts brand. This is an exciting day because now this means more products to inspire all of us in brand new ways! :) I can’t wait to see what is in store!


Over 15 Clever Organizing & Storage Ideas

Well, the kiddos are back in school, & the routine of fall is back! ;) If you are like me, you are itching to do a little organizing & cleaning! I’ve been working on some of my craft storage issues. haha! I’ll show you my updates soon, but until then enjoy these 15+ clever organizing & storage ideas that have been linked up to {wow me} wednesday over the past several weeks. :) This week’s party is still go on, so be sure to stop by & check out everyone’s latest ideas. Annnnnd if you’re a blogger don’t forget to link up your ideas, too! I’d love to see them. :) Keep reading to check out this week’s features! Enjoy! :)

over 15 clever organizing & storage ideas #gingersnapcrafts #features

Halloween Treat Box with Silhouette Stamping Material, a Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway

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Hello! I am so excited about the brand new product release this fall from Silhouette ~ Stamp Material! Eek! Two things I never thought I’d say together in the same sentence…..stamping and Silhouette! Yes, you can now stamp with your Silhouette! I know for all of you stampers out there this is big news! You are going to have so much fun with this! Even if you are a beginner stamper like me I know you will be able to think of tons of fun projects & possibilities using the new Stamp Material to make your own custom stamps. Today I am going to share how fun & easy this Stamp Material is to use by sharing my very first Halloween project ~ a cute Halloween Treat Box. I also have another awesome Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway! Yay! So keep reading! ;)

Halloween Treat Box with Silhouette Stamping Material #tutorial #spon

{wow me} wednesday #119

Welcome to  {wow me} wednesday!

So glad YOU are here!

If you haven’t meet my new fall contributors you can meet them here!
I am so excited about this group of ah-mazing bloggers! :) The fun starts this Friday!

Introducing the Fall Contributors at #gingersnapcrafts #contributors #fall

Stenciled Glass Fall Subway Art {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by DecoArt.

Fall is in the air! OK…well maybe not! ha! It’s still pretty hot around here! ;) Buuuut it will be here before you know it! So it’s the perfect time to start working on all of those fall projects, right? Well this year at our house I’m changing up the fall color scheme just a bit. I’m thinking of putting a little turquoise in there instead of the traditional orange, browns & reds. Lately I’ve been busy working on getting our fall mantel ready. Today I’d love to share the very first project I’ve made for our mantel. I’m so loving this Stenciled Glass Fall Subway Art that I made using some Americana Multi-Purpose Satin Paint & Americana Mixed Media Stencil.

Stenciled Glass Fall Subway Art with Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint from Decoart #decoart #spon #paint