Shine On Fridays #5 {and some fabulous features}!

Happy Friday, Friends! 
Hope you all had a great week!  Did you see the fanTAStic projects linked up at last week’s party?  If not, be sure to stop by and see what you missed.  We were blown away to have our biggest turnout ever, 169 links! 
Thanks so much for sharing your “shine” with us!
Today, Kara and I will each be featuring four of the top 8 most viewed links plus one of our personal favorites.  Be sure to pop on over to Happy Go Lucky to see which projects Kara is spotlighting today.
Let’s get on to the features…
These Handprint Santa and Jesus Ornaments from Happily Mother After are just adorable!  My favorite part is how Lauren comments that using her son’s fingerprint to become the baby Jesus is a reminder that we are made in his image…wow!  Goosebumps!
I’ve seen these acrylic blocks in the craft stores and wondered what to do with them.  Babblings and More shares a great tutorial for this special Nativity Block.
Jenny over at Plum Adorable made this gorgeous Waterless Snowglobe…I loved it, and you obviously did too, since it was this week’s second most popular link!
Mandi Being Crafty certainly lived up to her name this week when she made these JOY Bottles!
Simple, festive, and fun!  Great job, Mandi!
Ok, now for my personal favorite{s}.  I’m cheating again.  Shhhh….don’t tell Kara. ;)
I can’t seem to ever pick just one.  You guys are too creative!  I did manage to limit myself to two {although it was really really hard and I made up for it by posting lots of other ones on the One Artsy Mama FB page!}  Here they are:
I just love Kelli over at The Turquoise Piano!  What?  You too?  Don’t miss it when she guest posts here THIS SUNDAY for the {Our} Home for the Holidays Series!  Anyway, she shared this Christmas Wreath that I’m just drooling over!  Simple, chic, colorful, festive, and frugal…it’s an A+ project in my book!

…and, the grand finale, this Holy Family Ornament from Reese Dixon.
How cute is that?!  I saw it and begged her {literally} to link up.  I really want to make one, and I’m totally kicking myself for not picking up the wooden pegs when I was in Michaels today.  I just love it.
Mary and Joseph Ornament
Ok, now it’s YOUR turn!  PARTY TIME!

One Artsy Mama
Show off your fabulous creations with us and be inspired by what others have created!
Please link up crafts, recipes, home decor, etc.
We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to lately!!

If you’re going to play along with us, pretty please:

- follow both co-hosts via GFC
- grab a party button and put it somewhere on your blog
- have fun and visit some other friends
- no commercial sites

Linking up your photos gives us permission to use them in features on our blogs and Facebook pages.
The party will be open until Wednesday {which happens to be my third 29th birthday!!!}  Now, get shining!


PS – Come back Wednesday for my big birthday bash and ornament giveaway!

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7 comments on Shine On Fridays #5 {and some fabulous features}!

  1. Brooke Kenny
    December 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM (4 years ago)

    Yay! Thank you for featuring our Nativity Block!!!
    Brooke from

  2. Lindsay
    December 9, 2011 at 3:13 PM (4 years ago)

    Thanks for hosting! Happy to be here this week!

  3. Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano
    December 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM (4 years ago)

    You are adorable! Thanks for your sweet words and for featuring my wreath today. And thanks for hosting! See you Sunday (wink).

  4. Aimee
    December 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM (4 years ago)

    Excited to link up!!!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing!

    PS I’m having my first linky party on 12/13. It will be “Christmas Scape” themed, tablescape ~ landscape or anywhere else in you home that you’ve added a touch of Christmas! I’d LOVE for you to link up! My blog is

  5. Abbie
    December 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM (4 years ago)

    Thanks for inviting me by for a visit, Amy! I’m your newest follower (per your request! : )) and am excited to see all the inspiration you’ve got here!

    ~Abbie (

    P.S. You totally should join Aimee’s christmas-scapes link-up tomorrow and then come back and join me on Friday to show off your tree. We’re both hosting a Blogging Around the Christmas Tree linky party together!


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