Showing posts with label Lolly Jane. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lolly Jane. Show all posts

Thursday, July 6, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


TGIF-eve even though it was a short week. Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th. 

Here are a few ideas from last week's party to peruse while everyone shares what they've been working on this week. 


I've always been drawn to rocking horses. The older, the better. Absolutely love the way Laura from Junque Cottage made-over this one!


Laura's rocking horse would look great on one of the stenciled floor projects shared by the ladies from Lolly Jane don't you think? 


As a cardmaker myself, I can't imagine making a more special card than that of your child's Wedding card. This is the one made by Linda from Paper Seedlings for her daughter's wedding. GORGEOUS! 

Now, on to this week's party!
   
   


Thursday, May 4, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy May and happy Friday Eve all ! I think (THOUGHT)  we may finally be getting a taste of Spring ( we're only 1.5 mos behind the official calendar right?) here in the PNW but now it's thundering and storming out. Hope everyone's had a good week and let's see some of the ideas shared at last week's party! 


I am seeing a lot of fun made-over globes everywhere.  JoAnn's even has some you can buy new to decorate. Check out this beautiful shabby chic vintagey globe that Penny's Treasures shared. I love those "DREAM" blocks too!


Fun decor isn't only for the inside. How lucky are the birds who get to visit this lovely bird feeder shared by Lolly Jane? SO lucky!


You've got to check out the "before" pics of these gorgeous bedside tables that were made over by Grandma's House DIY


This week's chocolate feature is a Chocolate Cake literally made out of Chocolate Bars! I love this idea from A Crafty Homemaker.

Now, on to this week's party!

   
   

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve everyone! Hope you've been having a wonderful week. Let's take a look at some fun ideas shared at last week's party. 


With Easter coming in a few weeks, bunnies are popping up everywhere. Love this 3D Bunny Head shared by Lolly Jane


I think the Bunny Head and these Fabric Eggs from Penny's Vintage  go perfectly together don't you ?


How about a Bunny Banner ( say that three times fast!) . Jenny Louise Marie has a cute one ( and a cute chalkboard too!). 


This  week's chocolate feature is a Bailey's Chocolate Coffee Cream Pie from Marilyn's Treats. YUM!

Now on to this week's party! 

   
   

Thursday, January 26, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all. Can you believe we're headed into the last week of January already? Wasn't it just Christmas? 

There were some really cool and inspirational ideas shared at last week's party ( and I've fixed things this week so the thumbnails show...operator error!)


Let's start with this Wood Burned and Stained Mandala Tray that Kileen from Raven Would shared. I recently bought a wood burning tool to play with and this is my inspiration!! Isn't it spectacular?


All the way from Germany is this beautiful illuminated 3D paper art piece from Wesens Art blog. I love what she shared in her post too: 

"Especially this object is important for me. 
It should remind me to really trust my abilities. 
I'm a creative person and want to do more creative things for myself - to keep it or give it away. Just because I want to do it!"
Couldn't agree more!


So I've been seeing a lot about Instant Pots lately and I'm interested in anything that sounds fast in these time compressed times. The ladies from LollyJane sure have me intrigued with 23 Instant Pot recipes! I do have a Williams Sonoma gift card from Christmas I haven't used yet....hmmm

With Valentine's day coming up , here are some yummy treats: 


What's better than a chocolate chip cookie? An Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie! Check out Sugar Spice and Family Life for the recipe...if you dare! 

OK on to this week's party!! Happy Weekend all. 











Thursday, January 19, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

NOTE: I goofed up somehow and did text only links. Inlinkz won't let me switch to thumbnails so will fix for next week! 

Happy Friday Eve all! Usually the best day of the week. Hope everyone's had a good one. Seems like we were just here doesn't it? But you can never have too many parties ( except in real life...I am a total party pooper!). 

Let's take a look at some great shares from last week's party. 


If you've ever wondered what you'd do with a dress form, here's a spectacular idea. In total love with this stunning Valentine's dress form from My Thrift Store Addiction. Gorgeous! 


The ingenious Mich in LA shared this lovely ring made from fleece and felt scraps! Who'dathunk of this except her? Not me!


Avacadoes aren't just for guacamole ( but oh how I love guacamole!). This time of year is hard on the skin yet so  many commercial masks still have chemicals. This one from Alba Rosa can be made from all natural ingredients you likely have in your kitchen. 

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, time to start thinking up special treats. How about this Raspberry Cream and Brownie Trifle for Two from the ladies at Lolly Jane? 


Now, let's see what you've been up to this week! 









Thursday, January 12, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! I hope the week has been good to you and that you've stayed warm! We were spared the snowstorm visited upon our PNW neighbors to the south in Oregon and I'm hoping it stays that way!

Grap a cup of your favorite whatever and let's look at some great ideas shared at last week's party. 


First up, a huge CONGRATS to Andrew and Dennis , the creators of Crafty Lumberjacks on not only starting their new You Tube Channel but on also joining HGTV's Handmade Channel!! Check out this genius idea they shared for their first feature: 



These fabulous tags from Much More Creative couldn't be more timely could they? 


I've yet to try candle making but this idea from Woods of Bell Trees is definitely one to try! Can you ever have too many candles? (Heather, I couldn't figure out where to leave you a comment)


Finally this printable from Lolly Jane is always a good reminder. A quote I've loved since "Dead Poets Society". 

Now, let's see what you've been up to this week! Thanks so much for stopping by. 










Thursday, January 5, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party Happy New Year!



Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a safe and happy start to 2017. My new favorite New Year's Quote is: 

"May the best of last year be the worst of this year"
 Like everyone else, I'm in the process of evaluating things I want to keep, lose, or change in the New Year. I want to revitalize my blog which has been a little stale so look for some changes. If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave them in the comments!


I want to keep my little party but would definitely like it to grow so if you have friends you want to bring, please do!

Let's see some highlights from last year's last party!



I did one of those "what are the first three words you see" word puzzles and the first word I saw was "peace" so this card from Paper Seedlings definitely caught my eye! Not just because of the word but I love the white on white layering and the detail. Beautiful!


Something I'd like to do more of in 2017 is Thrifting. I love found objects and My Thrift Store Addiction has some wonderful projects and ideas to get you started or re-started! 


If like me, you're still getting organized for the New Year, the gals at Lolly Jane have got you covered with 50 FREE printable 2017 calendars. 

This week's chocolate feature isn't actually chocolate but it's about chocolate! Love this vintage chocolate ad shared by Vintage TLC . Great as a printable or to use in image transfer project etc. 

Now onto this week's party! 



Thursday, December 29, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party Goodbye 2016!!!


As much as I cannot believe we are at the end of another year, I won't lie and say that I will be unhappy to say goodbye to 2016! Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

However, what better way to say goodbye to the year  than with a party? 


What says party more than New Year's Eve and the gals at Lolly Jane have some wonderful ideas like this party hat tutorial which comes with a free clock printable! 


These festive Times Square Ball drink stirrers from Crafty Lumberjacks pair perfectly with the party hats don't they? 


What better time for a makeover than a New Year ? Grandma's House DIY has a gorgeous one. 


Finally, what's a New Year's celebration without a festive and of course chocolate dessert? 

These Peppermint Patty Brownie Cupcakes from Sugar Spice and Family Life are perfect! 

Now on to this week's party. Happy Happy New Year all!!



   
   

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all. Hunkering down here in the PNW on snow watch like so many parts of the country. I'm a busy elf working on handmade presents and finishing up decorating.  And then I see more awesome ideas linked up at my party and my head spins even faster! Here are some ideas that may or may not make it yet this year but definitely pinned for next! 


Let's start with these printable but originally hand lettered gift bags by My 3 Monsters courtesy of Lolly Jane. LOVE and who can't use extra bags this time of year? Post includes a tutorial on how to easily print on paper bags. 



Speaking of getting your jingle on, leave it to Mich in LA to see this brilliant idea in a jingle bell! I want to spend the night in her brain sometime. And they're not just for earrings. You have to see what else she did with them. 


These sparkly polymer clay Snowflake Ornaments from My Busy Beehives would be a great addition to your tree or to make and give as gifts. Beautiful! 


I'm on the hunt for a new dessert for Christmas. I make one of two of the same cakes each year and want to try something new.  This Chocolate Raspberry Forrest Cake  from Chocolate and Carrots looks wonderful and the chocolate trees don't look too hard. What do you think? 


Now, on to this week's party! Stay warm. 

   
   

Thursday, November 24, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party: Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving ! Our annual feast day of eat ti'l you can't move then shop til you drop tomorrow. We skip "Black Friday" but those of you who are going out be safe and have fun. Since I'll be hosting the rest of the day, throwing the party open early and wishing everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Thankful that you make my little party a part of your weekly routine!

Here are some features from last week's party !


How perfect and timely is this from Lolly Jane?! If you're like me, the leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. 


Printables are such a great and simple way to change up your decor. My Busy Bee Hives has a great collection free for you to download!



Time to start finishing up handmade gifts and Mich in LA has a great way to use an eclectic bead mix. Love these handmade earrings and Mich has a tutorial you can follow!


This time of year we all use a lot of ribbon but don't throw those ribbon spools away. Raven Would has a great idea to turn them into ornaments! 

OK on to this week's party! 

   
   





Thursday, November 10, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party


Hi all. Happy Thursday / Friday Eve and welcome to this week's party. Here are some Thanksgiving inspired features from last week since it will be here before you know it! 



Let's start with "Hooty" the Baking Owl from Artsy VaVa. You don't have to be a baker to love what she did with these baking pans! 


Not only do I love this checkered banner from Lolly Jane, it's REVERSIBLE so you can use for multiple occasions. 


I've been so lazy ever since Windows Live kinda went sideways on me. That's how I used to watermark my pics and now when I remember, I do it manually in PicMonkey. So this tip from My Messy Little Nest is perfect. I need to do this! 

Now for this week's chocolate feature: 


Every year, I'm on the hunt for how to "chocolate-i-fy" Thanksgiving. I pinned this awesome looking Bittersweet Chocolate Pumpkin Tart from Love and Olive Oil.  Even someone like me who is not fond of pumpkin could tear into this don't you think?

On to this week's party!