Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thinking Spring!

Now that Christmas is over my mind goes straight to Spring! 😊  It's true that Winter has only begun and we still have lots of the snow days to come, but I long for the change of vibrant colors and Springtime fun. (And if you noticed, I've changed my countdown too, giggles.) Those graphics are by Trina Clark of DigiScrap. 😉  She has such wonderful prim graphics! ❤

I want to share with you today a blog I found, Livin Vintage. She has awesome posts of all things vintage and the cutest Ducking and the Dachshund pattern she's sharing! Wouldn't that cute lil Duckling be adorable - all prim style - for this Spring's creations! 😊

And for those of you like me that can't wait to get outside again, she has an adorable Garden Tray posted here: Gardening Tray from the 1950's.  Though it may be a wee bit early to think of this, it will give me plenty of time to have mine made. 😉

One more share this morning....and since we still have lots of snow days yet to come, why not make some adorable Bell Jar Ornaments? 😉  How about creating some cute lil snowmen in them or even something for Spring? What a wonderful idea of how she's created these! Use different size plastic bottles for whatever you're creating with them, and no drilling or cutting glass! 😍  I have some miniature birds, eggs, and nest that would be perfect for something Spring and I'll bet you're thinking of your supplies as well! 😉

I hope this has got your creative juices flowing and thinking about what all you can create. And before closing I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! Here's to hoping 2017 is so much better and kinder to all of us! ❤

Till next time, have fun crafting!  ðŸ˜Š
Warm prim hugs, Libz

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Countdown Is On!

Giggles, the countdown till Christmas is on! I'm so excited! And IF you'll notice in my right side menu I have a cute lil countdown graphic! 😊 I created the graphic using some of the purchased graphics from Trina Clark of DigiScrapKits. But as for the counter itself, I found this WONDERFUL tutorial for making your own here at Jinglebell Junction by Monica Mays! She takes you step by step through her tutorial for making your own and even gives you coding for her counter if you desire!

I must admit, when I first put it on my blog I had to make some changes to accommodate the width, but no problem. Next I noticed it had -715 days so I knew something wasn't right. I checked the coding and the "new date" section it had December 25, 2014, giggles, so I found my problem! Just remember to change that part when making your own or using her's. 😉 Another thing to note with the coding is changing your image link location (if not using her's). You'll find that section at the first part of the coding where it has background img url. 😉 Change from her link location to your image location. I also noticed she has her countdown background image as a .png file, which has a transparent background. I too wanted mine transparent to look neater on my blog. 😊

Next, I'd like to share with you an adorable crafting tutorial for making cute lil soldier ornies from clothespins! Aren't these completely adorable! 😍 (You'll see when you follow the link!)

Clothespin Soldier Ornaments

I don't care too much for the pompom hats so will make my own for a more prim look, but what an awesome cute tutorial/ornie! 😊

Oh, and just one more before I leave!.......I know you'll love this one too! I luv the old world style Santas and this ornie is perfect for me! I can imagine it all prim style! 😍

Old World Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

I hope you've all had fun with your Winter crafts, shows, and decorating. And I hope these tutorial links may be that something extra you may have been looking for? 😉  Till next time, have fun crafting!

Warm prim hugs, Libz  ðŸ˜Š

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

About to Finish Up Your Seasonal Crafts?

I imagine most of you are trying to wrap up your seasonal crafts right now. I see some have shows, shops, and online sales you're crafting for. Being a crafter myself, I know the hard work that goes into all this and sincerely wish each and everyone of you a very happy and prosperous season!

I also hope (and encourage all that I can), that more people will buy handmade this year more than ever! Each year we post and share things about buying homemade on our blogs, websites, facebook and other social sites. When you buy homemade you're purchasing soooo much more than just a gift! It's someones creativity, love, hours of hard work on simple details, and their pride.  Without having pride in the finished creation, it would never go out the door! These crafters/artisans/designers pour their heart and soul into each creation. They've spent many hours of tried and trials to develop their own personal techniques, mixes, and perfection for what they do. These are things that can never be purchased from a store! And not only this, but you're helping someone have a little extra to pay a bill, buy needed supplies, or maybe that new pair of shoes the kids are needing. When a creator sells an item, they're excited that you've chosen one of their creations. They're grateful for your purchase and encouraged as well.

I have lots running thru my mind, but will save for another day. Till next time, have fun crafting my friends!
Warm prim hugs, Libby

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We Have A Bingo Winner!

So sorry I'm late posting bout this! We have a winner for our Bingo game that was played on the forum! Congratulations goes out to Nancy DeRosa of Stitches n Strokes!  Hope you enjoy all the goodies Nancy!

And our other players also received a Thank You gift! A token of our appreciation for playing the game.

The bingo game was fun and got every intense toward the end, LOL! All the players enjoyed and we're looking forward to the next one. But before another Bingo game, we have a Spring Giveaway in the works. As we wrap up the details on that we'll be posting bout it, so be sure to keep a watch for updates!

We do wish to thank all those who played and invite you to come play the next one!
Till next time, have fun crafting!
Debbie and Libby

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New For Spring!

Well, it's not new but is making a come back this year. What am I talking about? I'm talking about the Spring crafts....this year I'm seeing the cutest pigs everywhere! :)  And with the pigs, I'm seeing lots of new style chickens, hens, and roosters. I'll have to share links to some freebie patterns with you. ;)
Our Bingo game at the forum is getting really tight about now, LOL! This past weekend made it very interesting. But it will really heat up toward this coming weekend and I can't wait! :)  It's always lots of fun! And not only that, but I was busy adding lots of tutorial links. There's so many wonderful crafting tutorials out there, for all styles! :)

I've had lots of crafting ideas running thru my mind, just haven't had time to put them in action yet. One thing I want to do is make a pig pattern myself. :)  And of course I always share freely with you. And while I'm on the subject....before I forget, let me find those links I mentioned. I'm sure you'll love them as much as I! Please note that a couple are in a different language, but I let Google translate it for me. However the patterns can't be translated but you should be able to look at the finished pattern and figure out what to do and how to put them together. It's really simple. ;)

Rooster Chicken - Needs to be translated...

Stuffed Pig

Pig and Piglets

Hen, Chicks, and Eggs

I hope you enjoy those and maybe find the time to make one.
Till next time, have fun crafting!
Prim hugs, Libby

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bingo Game Deadline!

Just a reminder that if you haven't got in the Bingo game yet, there's still time to join us! The deadline to choose your bingo word list is at midnight tonite! Jan. 16th, 2016 - midnight!  We hope all will join us for some fun and your chance to win some awesome prizes! It's all free to play, simply visit the crafting forum here: The Crafter's Nestled Nook, then follow the simple steps to get in the game! Prizes for this online Bingo game are shown in the previous post. ;)
So if you forgot to get your word list, go now and get them before midnight tonite!
Looking forward to a fun game with everyone!
Till next time, have fun crafting!
Prim hugs, Libby

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bingo Starting Jan. 18th, 2016!

The Bingo game over at The Crafter's Nestled Nook is starting soon! You will have until this Saturday, Jan. 16th at midnight to have your 25 words chosen! Go create your list now so you don't forget! :)  Rules to the game and photos also posted on the forum.

Here are the pics of the Bingo prize goodies that I promised....

A black primitive wooden bowl with moss and 7 eggs, plus two black wax grunged in cinnamon little lambs.

A set of four wooden, hand painted Annie head hanging ornies/bowl fillers, and a hanging wooden sign/shelf sitter, "Raggedy Dreams."

A set of four hanging eggs made from a quilt and grunged.

A set of three Prairie Doll head ornies/bowl fillers.

Now what are you waiting for? Got to the forum and get in on the upcoming Bingo game for your chance to win these primitive goodies! :)  Invite your family and friends too! Besides the game there are lots of crafting tuts, recipes, and so much more to enjoy. Hope to see ya there! ;)

Till next time, have fun crafting!
Prim hugs to all, Libby

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BINGO and Forum Fun!

Whew! It's been a long while....almost a year since I updated my blog! Shame on me, I'm a bad blogger, LOL!  I'll just say it was a very full year for me last year, with lots of unexpected happenings. ;)  Now that the busy season is over and we're all looking forward to Spring, I wanted to share a few things with you. :)  First off, there will be a new BINGO game starting soon over at The Crafter's Nestled Nook forum!  We'll have some neat prizes for the Bingo game winner so if you're not a member, get over there and join us! :)  I'll be posting pics of the prizes very soon, so keep watch on my blog. ;)  Then shortly after the Bingo game ends, we'll be having an awesome Forum Giveaway! Just wait till you see all the goodies that can be won by some lucky winner! :)

But before I get too excited and ahead of myself, let me tell you a little about The Crafter's Nestled Nook forum....
It's a crafting forum for all who craft, beginners, those who wish to learn, and those that just like hanging out with crafters. :)  We're not constricted to any one certain style of crafts, so regardless your favorite style of crafting, you'll find loads of tutorials, tips n tricks, recipes, make-overs, and so much more! You can also enjoy your morning coffee, tea, with us while chatting about your day, share your photos, your own tutorials, graphics, how-to's.... there's so much! And I think one of the best things about a forum is the closeness shared by all. The social sites are great, and I enjoy them too, but on a forum you have a group of like-minded folk who share your same interests. :)

I'll be sharing more about the Bingo game and the Forum Giveaway later, and hope you'll come join the fun. Don't forget to tell family and friends! We welcome all and hope to see you there!

Till next time, have fun crafting!
Prim hugs to all,