January, 2014

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Rant on $2 Dollar Grab Bags from Michael’s

Have you ever walked into a store after your friends tell you there was a big sale, and you may be able to still find something good if you go? One, you most likely go because you totally love the sale and two your friends just walked away with bags and bags of stuff.

Well when I heard on YouTube that there was $2 Dollar bags at Michael’s and you see video after video of people coming home with tons of stuff it’s no different. At least it’s not to me, because that how it is now a days through social media. You see people you subscribe to telling what going on.

Did Michael’s advertise this? NOOOOooo did they do an email blast stating “one day only, while supplies last.” NOOOoooo!! Instead I hear about it days later on YouTube, DAYS!!! While others are racking it in I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel. And what do I find at the bottom pine cones. PINE CONES!!!

They have got to work out a better system then having social media do their dirty work. Okay that my rant for today. And if you’re like me just finding out about this just complain to Michael’s Head office who knows if there are enough of us telling then they need to know this is coming maybe they will post it.

Film Strip Bookmark

I wanted to give a shout out to Doreen over at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QnvO9lLttEXAhSot3VMKg for letting me know about http://www.screencast-o-matic.com. I have made tons of projects on the silhouette and I had no way of showing them on YouTube. But by using Sreencast-o-matic free version I am able to show up to 15min for tutorials. If I do a lot this year I think I will sign up and pay for their monthly service which gives you way more stuff then just the free version. Check them out see if it work for you.

Now on with the show!




Michael’s & 99 Cent Mini Haul

I am sure many of you are wondering “really a haul video?” To which I will say YES people it’s a haul video if you don’t like them, you don’t need to watch. But I find watching haul videos very informative. I mean if it wasn’t for hauls videos I wouldn’t know what is worth buying, when I can get them cheap, or what kind of crafts I can make. I don’t know about you but I don’t like spending full price on something when I can find it cheap through someone’s haul.

With that being said on with the show!


Kimbo Creations Challenge – Bookmark

This year I wanted to challenge myself to do more, well more challenges. So after looking at a lot of crafters on YouTube I decided to do Kim challenge over at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCusEC75OH8F1Vrm05ZX7sA

I also did a tutorial on how I made the minion bookmark first since visually it look more appealing and honestly it was more fun to do. So check it out below right here:


Back in the Swing of Things!

Well it has been a long time… I see from my last post I hadn’t done anything since July 24, 2013. Wow I tell you, times flies when you have a baby. My little baby girl was born on October 23 and was a healthy 6 lb 6 oz. Now she is a chunky 12 lb 10 0z, it that good mommy milk she’s getting.

Well enough with the baby talk and on to the craftiness! As most of you know being Prego made me super sick so it wasn’t after my little girl’s arrival that I was able to really go back in my craft room. I tell you there were un-human smells coming out of my craft room that only pregnant women could smell. Now that I am somewhat normal I don’t have that problem, and I was able to create these beautiful ornaments for my husband’s co-works.

Pretty nice huh? I wouldn’t have made these ornaments if it wasn’t for my husband taking his personal ornaments to work that I had made in 2012. They were prototypes of King Boo, Ba-Bomb, and Spiny. Even though they were prototypes they were still very well made but I didn’t feel they were sell-able. He displayed them proudly on his desk and before I know it I had orders to make the lovely creatures you see above.

And I am still getting orders. I recently finished a Kirby Fighter ornament that turn out pretty nice. If I make at least 5 to 8 of each item I posted above, I just might go back to Etsy to sell them.