Saturday, December 31, 2011

Most FROGulicious (TOP 11 of 2011)

With only 6 months of blogging under my belt this may totally be over kill but who am I to deny the FROG a "BEST OF..." post for our first year of blogging?

No.  11:

No. 10:
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No. 2:
And the MOST FROGulicious
POST OF 2011 IS...
No. 1:

My 2011 Favorite Friends

The frog has chosen a favorite friend of the week basically since I started blogging in June based on your favorite party link-up. Every Thursday you all amaze and wow me with your creations and stories and I always find it hard to pick just, especially when most of you are my blogging besties! This week I decided not to have our regular Frog Blog Love Linky but I still want to spotlight some other bloggers that mean a lot to me.

The following list of bloggers are my besties out here in cyber-world. They are the ladies that never cease to amaze me with there talents but more than that with their friendship. These are the ladies that email you back, that take the time to actually look at your blog and leave fabulous comments. These are real life ladies with real life families and jobs and I am so honored to call them my friends. These are the ladies that are my support system. These are the ladies I want to be when I grow up!

Enjoy meeting them all, no need to tell them I sent you or anything crazy. Just hope over and take a minute to make yourself a new friend. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Strictly Homemade Tuesday  Photobucket
504 Main

Craftaholics Anonymous
 Ladybird Ln

Also check out these fab bloggers...

And there you have it. I hope that 2012 will bring more wonderful relationships!! I am already off to a great start with a few mommy bloggers I am hoping to share with you all later in the week. That you to everyone that has made my life more complete by you being in it!! You all are fabulous and I wish I could hugs you all.
Here's to new relationships and fabulous friendships in 2012!
May it be totally FROGulicious!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Chirstmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
from the FROG!
I just wanted to let you all know that I will be on vacation from now until January 4 getting a much needed break and  celebrating the true reason of the family. I may stop in from time to time to share some tutorials that I have been working on but for the most part my computer will be turn off. If you are really missing me you can hop over to Ginger Snap Crafts tomorrow for a sweet tutorial on how I decorated my mantel for Christmas!!
I hope you all know that you have made the last 7 months so much fun for me and I appreciate you more than words can express. I promise I will be back as soon as the kiddies get back to school.
I hope everyone enjoys this holiday season and is busy making lasting memories with loved ones.
HUGS to all

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Frog Blog Love Linky #28

Who is ready for another FROG Party?? Well, let's hop to it! Last week's most viewed link was....

NO SEW RUFFLED Trees from Domestic Imperfection!
How awesome and amazingly adorable is little forest of  beauty?
LOVE!! Hop over and show some love and check out her awesome blog!
Thank you so much to everyone that linked-up last week! This truly is the best party of me week and I appreciate everyone of you more than you know!!!
Are you ready?
Alrighty everybuggy,
time to get our PARTY ON!!

And you know the FROG rolls ~ No rules this week, just link up what ever you want and let's have a good time (just make sure it is your own stuff and family friendly) but please be a FROG follower.

Grab a button from my left side bar if you would like (you know to help spread the word about our party) and

please, Please, PLEASE go visit everyone else and show some FROG love.

ENJOY and I will see you all MONDAY for another frogulicious week! We have to wonderful GIVEAWAY lined up for Monday and FAB GUEST POST Tuesday so make sure to hop back over!

BTW, I added a Rust-Oleum Project Parade and Linky Party Page. So, if you have any Rust-Oleum Projects you have done or are planning on doing come on back and link them up here. OR Just hop over and see what awesomeness has been linked up.

I just added a page for everyone to LINK-UP their parties to! You can link yours here.
Plus it is NEVER too late to join the FROGulicious Movement here.


(I know the frog is totally interactive now!)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

StyroFoam Rudolph Toot (Tutorial)

Do you love those trees?? I have a toot for that! Coming soon! 
Just in case you cannot tell this project is not finished yet
(poor planning on my part and LONG dry times)
All those little pots with Styrofoam balls on top are my version of
Santa and his eight tiny reindeer, complete with RUDOLPH.
See? And these are SUPER easy so I am going to tell you how to do these too...
You are going to need some clay pots, I bought 9 of the smalled ones I could find at JoAnn and then one of the bigger ones.
12" New England Pottery 10130 Standard Clay Pot
And painted them using Martha Stewart Metallics Specialty finishes from HomeDepot
While those were drying I got out my styrofoam balls
3 inch Styrofoam Balls - 50 pieces
I used 9 2 inch balls and one BIG one that my husband bought me so I have not clue the size for Santa
I coated them all with this...
Then I painted everything to match the respective clay pot with my Martha Stewart Specialty finishes. I did not secure (or glue) the balls to the pots at all. I just placed them in there. I glued a teeny tiny sparkely red pom on as the nose. Then I grabbed my wire tools and some wire.
I cut about a foot of each color. (I would have used brown but the guage was not thick enough I did not think so I used black for the legs and gold for the antlers. Both are 20 gauge.) Then, I cut the gold antler wire into have. The black was cut into fourths.
THE LEGS: You are going to need a very special tool for the legs and making them is very technical.
Grab a pencil and wrap all 4 pieces around them to make coils. TOTALLY TECHNICAL, huh! HA!
Wrap it on...
Slide it off...
Pull it apart a little and shove it in to your ball. (So easy a caveman could do it!)
The antlers are just free form but I bent the wire and then
Pinched it tight. Shove it in the top and we are done again...
I think it is super cute!!!
Thank you so much for enduring my ramblings and letting me spread the Christmas cheer that has found it's way to me this season. I hope you all will hop back over and check out my mantle when it is all finished. Plus, if you are interested I have a linky every Thursday for crafts and a ton of inspiration!