Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowman Ornament

I know some of you know Jessica Jane and her work.  If you aren't familiar with her ornaments, you need to get on it.  I already have a little mini collection :)
Well, the first time I ever made a Snowman Ornament was with her.  She was the one who inspired me with all her craftiness. (So thanks, Jessi)

Here is a little tutorial on how to make this.


Make three balls out of polymer clay (simple enough, right?)

 I made him a top hat, then I used a jewelry eyepin and pushed it through the hat and balls.

 I made a rectangle out of clay and stamped my son's name in it.

I cut three pieces of wire and twirled them together for an arm. Then repeated for his second arm.

I made him a nose and other things out of clay.  I baked him at 275 for about 10 minutes. Removed him and let him cool.  Then painted and bedazzled him up.

Here is the finished product:

Linking up HERE!


Click on the picture to enter to win your own personalized snowman ornament!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 14

Can you all believe that Thanksgiving is over and it's time for Christmas.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Let's get this party started.

Last Week's Features:

1. Remade Simple's Upcycled Mini Christmas Tree - how cute!
2. The Creative Imperative's Yarn Wrapped Ornament Jingle Bell Wreath - amazing.
3. DIY Home Sweet Home's Monster Pants - adorable!

You all are full of AMAZING ideas.

Your Favorite:
Simply FABulous's DIY Infinity Scarf

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 Let's party!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Top Blog 2011

I have an itty bitty favor to ask you all..

The Sasse Life has made it to the Top 5 for Top Blog 2011.  

Will you vote for us to make it to the Top 2?

Pretty please..

with a big ol' cherry on top?

See that button above?  Just click and vote.

Thank you all for even getting us this far.  We are so excited and honored :)

Shabby Apple Giveaway Winner

It's time to announce the winner of the Shabby Dress giveaway.

Drum roll.

The new owner of this beautiful dress 

is...

is the suspense getting to you yet?

Ok, ok..

it's..
 Shiloh Stone!



Thank you to everyone who entered and a special thank you to Shabby Apple for this great giveaway.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Social

 How to participate:

1.  Follow your hosts (The Kurtz Corner & The Sasse Life) via Google Friend Connect.
2. Follow the featured blog (Southern Lovely) via Google Friend Connect.
3.  Link up your blog's home page -- not a specific link or you will be deleted!
4. Visit at least 2 other blogs and make some friends!
5. Let your friends know by posting this button. The more, the merrier!



Let's get social!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peace Sign

I haven't been posting any projects recently since we have been moving.  We are almost done! Thank goodness.  At least, we found our Christmas things.  So the first thing my husband set out was his Nutcracker collection.

Just a little creepy..

I decided that it was time to take a break from moving and focus on one of my favorite holidays, Christmas.
My husband and I headed over to the Christmas Tree Shop which if you haven't been, you need to go.  Just like my husband needed another nutcracker.
Here's what I got (wine not included)  
Which if you remember is from when I made glitter wine glasses.. I had some questions about how they wash.  I have hand washed them a couple of times now and they seem to do fine.  I do think over time I will need to apply more glitter.  Hopefully that is helpful.
Now back to the supplies:


Supplies:
Frame
Ornaments
Hot glue gun

Simple enough, right?
Here's what I came up with:

If you look close enough, you can see me through the glass ornaments :)


Linking up HERE!

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 13

It's that time again!  Thanks for everyone who linked up! :)

Last Week Features:


Randee's Organized Chaos's No Sew Ruffle Skirt - How darling would this by under your Christmas tree?

Pink Umbrella Photography's Modge Podge Pictures - A cheap and easy way to make your own canvas.

Uncommon's Tabletop Ribbon Trees - What a cute, easy centerpiece.

Your Favorite:




Mom On Timeout's Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies - My mouth is already watering!
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5. Make sure to visit other projects and leave some love

Click here to vote for us for Top Blog 2011! We are 3rd from the bottom.


Let's party!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sunday Social

 Hey everyone!  It's finally time for Sunday Social.  Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving?!

Also, I have been nominated for Top Blog 2011!  Surprisingly, I have made it to Round 2! I would really appreciate if you would vote for me.
Vote here (I'm third to the bottom)
Thank you!

How to participate:

1.  Follow your hosts (The Kurtz Corner & The Sasse Life) via Google Friend Connect.
2. Follow the featured blogs (Mind Full Mommy & Maiden D'Shade) via Google Friend Connect.
3.  Link up your blog's home page -- not a specific link or you will be deleted!
4. Visit at least 2 other blogs and make some friends!
5. Let your friends know by posting this button. The more, the merrier!



Let's get social!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway


I know most of you have heard of Shappy Apple.  If you haven't, have you been living under a rock? It's online boutique of women's dresses and skirts. Let me show you what you have been missing.  Dresses, skirts & jewelry.. oh my!  Click on the pictures for more details.



Now that I have your attention.  Let's get to the EXCITING part.  Shabby Apple wants one my amazing readers to have this beautiful dress.



A simple shift takes on a new form with a lei of tucks, folds and petal-like ruffles along the rounded scoop neck of the Bali Hai dress.  Princess seams and careful tailoring keep the shape classic, and the cap sleeves and deep orchid color make it summer's perfect stand-alone piece.  This dress is made from a leightweight, delicate fabric and FITS GENEROUSLY on our fit guide. 
$78.00 value
You must be a follower of The Sasse Life to win.

Click here on how to enter:



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 12

Let's look at last week features:

Sew Fantastic's Amazing Cinnamon Roll Cake - I think amazing might be an understatement.

Turtles and Tails' Pinecone Map Ornament - What a cute and simple ornament.

Crafting Rebellion's Rock Your iPhone - I just bought a case just like this, if only I would have wanted to make my own!

Your Favorite:


The Kurtz Corner's Snowmen Pops - Anything oreo has already won my heart.

If you were featured, please grab a button on the left.
Thanks for everyone for linking up last week.
Let's do it again.
I can't wait to see what you what you have been working on this week.



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1. Please follow this blog.
2. Come like us on Facebook
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5. Make sure to visit other projects and leave some love

One more thing before we start! We were nominated for Top Blog 2011. Please vote for us here.  We are 2nd from the bottom.  Thank you so much :)

Time to link up!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winner Winner!

And the winner for the ModMomCrochet is...







 Trish R

Congrats!

A big thank you to Katy from ModMomCrochet and to everyone who participated


Blog Guidebook

You know that one website..that awesome website.. Blog Guidebook.  Well, I have been nominated for Top Blog 2011.  Awesome, right?  So if you like my blog, I would love for you to vote for me.  Right now, it's round one.
Hint: I'm second to the bottom.  So head over there and vote for some awesome blogs.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Veterans Day

 
Thank you to all the veterans out there for your service and dedication.  Especially to my favorite veteran, my husband.

Also, Happy Birthday Marines!
 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Glitter Wine Glasses

When I saw this on Something Turquoise, I had to make these as soon as possible.  Instead of using the Martha Stewart Glitter Paint, I used Mod Podge and Martha Stewart glitter.
Excuse the terrible pictures, I used my iPhone. I'm ordering a new camera this weekend.


After applying the glitter, I let it dry alittle.  I then added some Mod Podge to seal the glitter.  Are these not perfect for the holidays coming up?!

Linking up HERE!

UPDATE:
I have had some emails about how they wash, so I thought I would do an update. I have used them quite often and they seem to hold up fine.  I only hand wash them.  I thought I would update you with some pictures.