Well there truly is no rest for the wicked. My week seem to be going full steam with no stop insight. (Sigh) Ah well…. Here is the update I have done for Nae Nae’s Challenge – Superhero 2.0. I hope you guys enjoy.
Sorry to day is not a crafty video. Nope today is the first day I have ever received “Loot Crate”. My husband got this for me as a surprise. And boy was I I coudn’t wait to open it. However my kids where awake, which meant I couldn’t make a video. So here I am 12:37am posting this. Feel free to check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A38ErLcZ1yg&feature=youtu.be
or you can click the video below:
This Sale includes the following:
Like all things this is a limited time offer. You know how much a Silhouette Cameo machine alone. Last that I checked it was $299.99 just add a penny more and you got $300. If you’re lucky you may find it on sale for around $200, however what makes this deal awesome is that it also comes with a lot more stuff. If you have been thinking about getting a Silhouette which I recommend that you do, you can find this this deal now before it’s over.
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Normally the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition can run you up to $50, and that pretty pricy. So when I saw this I thought I really needed to share. This is a great program, I use it on my laptop. It’s perfect for the at home crafter and crafter on the go. This is the time to get it, right now don’t wait!
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I am sure some of you are wondering why I haven’t posted on my blog or shot any new YouTube Videos. Well one I am notorious for being late at posting any project photos on my blog as I do have a life outside of my computer and kids to take up 99% of my time. It’s that 1% I take for myself to take the time to blog. And I have to tell you trying to write out instructions can be time consuming. That’s why I find doing videos a whole lot easier.
The second reason I haven’t been able to blog or make videos is because the beginning of the year my husband and I swapped our stuff from one point of the room to the other. And well….. Some of my video equipment has shuffled, is shuffled the right word here? The equipment isn’t lost but it’s not found either. I know it didn’t walk away…. but sometimes I wonder if they do. I know my TV remote wakes around because it is never in the same place I put it. But then I again I do have a four year old and a one year old. Nah… it can’t be them why would they want the TV Remote? It’s not like it has a bunch of buttons and it lights up when they do bush them. Or the fact that it changes the channel at will? LOL if you miss the sarcasm or mommy hummer just know it’s there.
I see my last post was on December 4th of 2014. Well I can honestly say a lot happens during the holiday in my family. We have pre-Christmas parties, office holiday parties, Christmas Eve parties, Christmas Day get-togethers, and after all the “holiday parting” we get maybe a two days to relax (with kids) which is not much relaxing. Then the New Year perorations happen. Yup you guessed it’s cleaning up the house. To go in with the new year with a new view. So for the next few days were scrubbing, swiffing (since not all lot of people mop any more), rearranging, and stuffing all the Christmas stuff back in our garage for next year.
But December was much more than just all that, since I opened my Etsy shop I had a lot of work to do. You would not believe the boom of people that wanted ornaments or craft supplies. It was so much going on that it bleed in to January. Now it’s the 26th and January is out the door. That was fast, too fast if you ask me.
My kids seem older, so much so that I miss their baby faces. My one year old is not even a little baby any more she’s a toddler. She is moving so fast that I’m wondering where our time went. And my son is going to school this year. He is becoming more and more like his daddy it makes me so proud. (Goodness I’m starting to cry) I have been so blessed by my heavenly father that I don’t deserve such amazing wonders in my life. But I am over joyed that he did.
So much has happen in such a short time that it seem like life is going by like a blink of an eye. I pray that I can keep up, but any day I can sit up and take nourishment is a good day like a good friend name Glen Sterling would say.
Well I finally did it! I’m on Etsy…. again. After the debacle on Storenvy in 2013 I just thought it best to sell what I have on Etsy. I trust it and even though it has fees up the wazoo I can deal with them. Since Etsy does give me a lot of perks like support and helpful tutorials I do not hate that much.
So check me out at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UniqueDesignbyMonica
Well it’s late and my kids are finally asleep and I can blog about my day. Today and tomorrow is the 42nd Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival. It start at 10am and runs till 6pm. My family and I had a great time! I love our local business they are the best people you can ever meet, and just seeing them all on the strip made it all the more easily to see them all.
I saw some new faces and some and I missed a few. But the atmosphere was surreal; there were so many people that it blew my mind.
Let me just say the amazing smell of the vendors would make any tummy rumble.
The lines seem to go down the street for some food vendors and I can tell you why. If your vegan turn away this is not for you. But for all of you that love the smell of BBQ keep watching.
Oh yeah, mouth watering!!! You can smell this for blocks and this is why people were coming. But once you were there the rest is what made you stay. There was music from live bands which sadly I couldn’t get clear photos of. But you saw little kids and adults just rocking out right on the street.
But I did get some nice shots of the local vendors like “Auntie Nel’s Fine Foods” best baked goods and hot food this side of Castro Valley. If you go to her site get 20% off discount when you place your first order. www.auntienels.com
My favorite stop was the “FRESH KETTLE KORN” Oh those delicious kernels of caramel goodness has me coming around every Saturday at the Farmers Market. However, I didn’t need to go there today since they were at the festival.
And after my bag loads of popcorn I headed over to Mehendi Artist nothing better than some henna tattooing while you’re at a festival. I think that was Swati Shah giving a customer a lovely ink job. If you want to see their handy work, check them out at www.hennatraditions.com.
And Operation MOM were there, got to give it to the military family support group. These ladies really dedicated there time while I was there. If you want to know what they are all about take a look at their site www.operationmom.org.
After a few hours there we got a little thirsty so we got ourselves some drinks. Not bad beer or wine for 5 bucks and you get one of these lovely glasses.
Once we had our drinks we stop off at Kate Bartolomei place called USBORNE Books & More. She is a lovely woman that is an author and lover of the written word. My son kept snatching at her books trying to read them; we would have spent the rest of the day at her booth if it wasn’t for my 11 month old daughter grumpy mood. It was a bit warm and she was on her last leg. She wanted her naptime and she wanted it now. If you want to check her out, click www.usborneus.com.
I wish I had more photos, but it didn’t dawn on me to take them when we got there. There was a big kids section with bouncy house, climbing tents, space jumpers, and tons of kids with faces paintings. Oh I almost forgot “SEW IN LOVE” where there. My favorite shop in Castro Valley. They had the cuties Halloween clothing you can check them out at http://sewinlove3113.wix.com/sewinlove.
For those of you that have been following my blog here is an update what I have been up to. It has been quite a long time since I posted on YouTube. So it’s going to be a major treat to see all the ornaments that I have finally completed and still need to complete.
Well, my challenge is not going so well. Thus far I have only been able to make eight types of ornaments. I have made two of each ornament but still only eight types.
Completed just needs paint:
Now in order to keep customer interested on my Etsy site you need quantity and verity. I wanted to say that “by the end of this month I have completed everything on my list” I really wanted to say that. But I don’t think I am going to make it. On my “TO DO” list I have twenty items and I have only completed eight what does that tell you? Now it’s not for a lack of want or time, actually what it boils down to was procrastination. Yup it got me; like a fish caught on a hook, it got me. There I was for a week playing video games. My kryptonite, my Achilles heel… and when I realize what I was doing, time had passed me by. I feel like a kid that just realized a test is coming up and is now cramming to get stuff done.
I don’t want to call it busted yet! I still have a week and four days and I can still pull it off, I think. But I may have to change my original list to some other things I can crank out more easily. Quality is key, you don’t want to produce junk otherwise your customers won’t be happy.
I wanted to make:
9. Chandelure – Pokémon
10. Inferno – Pokémon
11. Whimsicott – Pokémon
12. Minion 1 – Despicable Me
13. Minion 2 – Despicable Me
14. Sailor Moon
18. Trupa Kupa Shell – Super Mario
19. Baby Rattle – 1st Christmas
20. Baby Legs – 1st Christmas
I am still may end up doing the baby rattle and baby legs ornament, that won’t take too much time to do. But the other eighteen… Oh boy!