Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Junk Journaling

I am not normally a Scrapper..
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but I am finding that it is A-weSome and something that I want to do more of!
 I have an amazing group of crafty ladies that I hang out with aka my craft entourage who have introduced me to these fun little books!!
They start with a little piece of Chipboard..
 but soon become something magical and fun!
And in return for our 24 hand crafted junk journals.. we will get 24 back!
I am going to use mine for some fun Christmas albums~
How do you save your Christmas memories?
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Favor Box Christmas Advent

This post is brought to you by the letter "I" for Insomnia..
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cause I created my kids Advent Calendar while I SHOULD have been sleeping!
It started with this little favor box that I had in my stash.
I had exactly 24 of them leftover from last year that I had Mod Podged with a little scrapbook square. 
I was planning on using them for an advent last year.. but I got distracted!
I also had this BIG wood canvas which was for another project
that I painted in a snow scene.
While the paint dried I added scrapbook numbers 
to the tops of my boxes.
Then I hot glued them onto the wood canvas.
Next I added a BIG red bow to the top!
Now at this point the hubby put in his crafty opinion and thought I should add some decoration to the boxes on the inside cause it was just TOO plain.
So I painted some shapes and added Mod Podge sparkle dimensional magic.
Once dry I hot glued them to the inside of the boxes.
I also added some fun snowflakes.. I just love dimension!
Then I put it on display for the kids!
They can't WAIT for December 1st!
And when it's done.. 
I just have a pretty Christmas Tree painting!
I think sleep may be overrated.. especially when I can be making pretty things~
I am sharing with
The DIY Dreamer
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pink Hippo Party Four!

Happy Monday Pink Hippos!
I had a VERY crafty busy week getting for my first craft show of the season!
Here are this week's features:
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1.  Virginia from Artsy Va Va with her gorgeous upcycled candle holders
2.  Cheryl from Sew Can Do with her lovely gilded reindeer vases
3. Lisa from Vintage Celebrations with her beautiful decorated tin can candle holders
Now it's your turn to be featured.. link up, grab a button, be a follower.. just have FUN~
Pink Hippo Party

Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Friday, November 22, 2013

Yellow Friday with the Chirping Moms

I'm excited to share one of the best shopping events of the season: Yellow Friday, hosted by The Chirping Moms! 

Yellow Friday is a weekend long shopping event FULL of great deals. The Chirping Moms got together 35 fabulous places to shop online & all of them are offering big discounts for their event. A lot of the stores are also offering items in a GIANT giveaway. That's happening over on their site, so be sure to go enter! 

Why wait for Black Friday when you can shop all of these wonderful small businesses now? This is a chance to sit back, relax & get your holiday shopping done from the comfort of your own home. It's easy to shop the deals, because all 35 stores are using the same coupon code: chirpholiday

Below you will find each company/ Etsy shop participating, an idea of what they sell & what their Yellow Friday deal is. Just click on the store name & it will take you right over to their site to shop. ALL of the stores are using code: chirpholiday (unless a different code is noted)

Happy shopping everyone!

Yellow Friday Deals 2013
1. Artterro:  Eco-friendly art kids
20% off
2. Bitty Birdie Boutique: Overstock designer children's clothing at fantastic prices.
$10 off $50 purchase + FREE SHIPPING

3. Bleu Collar Paperie:  Paper goods and more

4. Blocks Paper Paints:  Fun home decor for every occasion 
20% off 

5. Bridier Baubles: Accessories perfect for any occasion

6. CP Toys:  Online toy shop
(excludes Playmobil, Thomas & Friends, Melissa & Doug, Lego & sale items)

7. Designed to Shine:  Custom Jewelry and accessories

8. D & L Designs:  Hand stamped flatware and hidden message bracelets
10% off

9. Felted Kitten: Eco-friendly felt crowns and handmade goods
25% off

10. Flutterbye Prints:  Personalized prints, teacher gifts, and more

11. From the Heart Creations:  Custom appliqu├ęd clothing
30% off

12. Instathis:  Instagram photos printed on wood, aluminum, or coasters  
30% off 

13. Lil Bean Baby Boutique:  Custom boutique baby items
10% off

14. Lion and Lamb:  Handmade kids t-shirts
25% off

15. Loveliest Littles:  Infant and children's clothing and accessories
25% off all orders $10 or more

16. Minted: Holiday cards

17. Miss Monogram:  Personalized gifts and accessories
20% off

18. Olivia and Owen:  Kids' boutique clothing
50% off

19. One Good Name:  Personalized placemats
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Placemat Downloads
Place coupon code in the NOTES section & you will receive a message on how to redeem free mats

20. Opposite of Far:  Play masks and tails
15% off + FREE GIFT with purchase over $40

21. Pearls & Petit Fours:  Decorative pillows and banners

22. Pennymeade: Classic children's clothing
25% off

23. Pop Pops Furniture Co:  Hand-crafted children's furniture
15% off Animal Stools

24. Preppy Paper Girl: Monogrammed and paper gifts
25% off

25. RAKA Mod:  Furniture and decor for the modern home
20% off

26. Shiloh Design Company: Handmade picture frames and home decor
20% off + discounted shipping

27. Sila Boutique:  Online shopping boutique catering to moms and children
15% off

28. Smock Your Tot:  Clothing and accessories for children, youth, and ladies

29. Starlight Woods: Eco-friendly jewelry
15% off

30. Three 1 Seven Designs:  Unique home accessories and decor
20% off

31. Tiny Dancer: Beautiful leotards & skirts
$5 off $20 Purchase

32. Truly Sanctuary:  Unique shirts for the whole family
30% off

33. Wavy Navy:  Custom wood signs, photo frames, and clocks
20% off

34. Whole Wide World:  Hand-stamped coffee mugs and tea cups
15% off items $14 or more

35. Wren's Nest Creations:  Handmade baby shoes for boys and girls
15% off