Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 10 Posts of 2012


According to my stats, these are the most viewed posts in 2012! You can see all the tutorials and recipes ever posted here at Artsy-Fartsy Mama in the Tutorials tab at the top of the blog.



 





 

{don't forget to check out the other version of this printable!}


What were some of your favorite posts? 

Thanks again to all of you for inspiring me, supporting me, and for all the friendships!
Can't wait to share all the fun ideas I have in store for 2013! It's going to be a great year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Project Snowflake Update


I am so happy to report that the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School will have a beautiful winter wonderland when they begin at their new school after the holiday break! The community has received snowflakes from all over the world. They have so many snowflakes that not only can decorate the new school, but the whole community of Newtown!! So, the Connecticut PTSA has announced that they have stopped accepting snowflake donations. Instead, they have asked that we create winter wonderlands in our own community as a show of solidarity for the families of Newtown.

Here is the note from their website:
Thank you to everyone who has donated snowflakes on behalf of the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the community of Newtown. We know that each snowflake represents the emotional outreach of the person making it. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from around not just the country but the world. At this time, we have enough beautiful snowflakes to blanket the community of Newtown. Therefore, with regret we must close the snowflake project to further donations. Please take this idea and your snowflakes and create a winter wonderland of your own in your community as a show of solidarity for our Newtown families. Please share your winter wonderlands with us. We would love to share your pictures with the families of Sandy Hook and all the other participating communities. Thank you for your heartfelt and amazing creations and for all of your magnificent notes and kind wishes for the Newtown community.
 

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #62

Before I get started with today's features, I just wanted to remind you about our Artsy Corner link party that we have going on. Would love to see what you've been up to! Link up here.


Who's ready to ring in the new year?
Here are some fun New Year's crafts, decorations, and printables that I've recently added to my Pinterest boards:

{Source: Pin via Thirty Handmade Days}

{Source: Pin via EllinĂ©e}

{Source: Pin via One Charming Party}

{Source: Pin via Pint Sized Baker}

{Source: Pin via Aesthetic Outburst}

{Source: Pin via The 36th Avenue}

See you next week for more Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff!

Be sure to grab a button if you were featured! You deserve it!

Follow Me on Pinterest
Follow my boards if you want. Or not.
You'll still find some pretty sweet things to pin.

 If you need an invite to Pinterest, comment or email me your email address & I'll get you addicted an invite!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Artsy Corner Link Party #13

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Welcome to the Artsy Corner link party! I hope you all are ready to link up what you've been working on!
Thanks to all those who linked up last week, there were so many fun posts to look through!! You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.

First, here are a few of my favorites from last week's party:

Ornament Wreath by The Crafty Scientist

Basic Fingerless Gloves by Quinton Wench

Credit Card Wallets by I Love Doing All Things Crafty

Guest Room Office by Four Eleven Rox

Faux Mercury Glass Ornament by Create.Craft.Love.

Please grab a featured button!

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Link up your recipes, crafts, ideas, projects or fun posts to share!

A few rules:
  • Please follow both of your hosts, Artsy-Fartsy Mama and Cox's Corner
  • Link to a specific post {not your home page, or link parties please}
  • Please share your own projects, not someone else's.
  • Visit other links and leave some comment love {because we all love comments!}
  • Post our party button {the code is below} anywhere on your blog

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Come back to see if you've been featured next week!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Project Snowflake

On December 14, the peace and innocence of Newtown, Connecticut was shattered and 26 people lost their lives. 20 of which were dear, sweet children. I have no words.

Now the students and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School are preparing to begin classes again in a new location. To ease their return, the Connecticut PTSA has organized The Snowflake Project to create a winter wonderland in their new school.


I think this is a wonderful idea and I am so happy to be able to do something - anything - to help. So who is with me? Let's get the word out and give these kids a gorgeous, snowy wonderland to welcome them to their new school and show them that we care.

Here are the details:
They are asking for everyone to make and send snowflakes for them to hang around the school. Their only request is that the snowflakes have no words on them. Think bright, sparkly, happy, and magical!

Snowflakes are to be sent by January 12, 2013 to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

You can check out the CT PTA website or Sandy Children Help on Facebook for more information or updates. They are also putting together a photo album of the snowflakes; you can send photos to crafts4newtown@gmail.com. Please include a note to let them know where the snowflakes are coming from (school, grade or age, town etc).


So grab the button, spread the word, and get creating!! And make sure to come back on January 9th for a Project Snowflake linky party.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends & family around the world!
I'm so grateful for all of you who come by and read, comment, and support me in this crafty adventure. This blog wouldn't be what it is today without you, and I hope you all have a wonderful week.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Artsy Corner Link Party #12

artsy-fartsy mama

Welcome to the Artsy Corner link party! I hope you all are ready to link up what you've been working on!
Thanks to all those who linked up last week, there were so many fun posts to look through!! You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.

First, here are a few of my favorites from last week's party:

No Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt by The Crafty Blog Stalker

Caviar Manicure by The Pretty Life Anonymous

Homemade CrockPot Wassail by Newlyweds on a Budget

Christmas Countdown by Organize and Decorate Everything

5 Easy DIY Garlands by Made in a Day

Please grab a featured button!

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Link up your recipes, crafts, ideas, projects or fun posts to share!

A few rules:
  • Please follow both of your hosts, Artsy-Fartsy Mama and Cox's Corner
  • Link to a specific post {not your home page, or link parties please}
  • Please share your own projects, not someone else's.
  • Visit other links and leave some comment love {because we all love comments!}
  • Post our party button {the code is below} anywhere on your blog

artsy-fartsy mama

Come back to see if you've been featured next week!

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