Just a quick update…
I have created a new crafty Instagram account. I know I’m bit slow getting all Insta-up Apps there are out there. But know it’s done.
I am really enjoying sharing my crafts with you, especially when I can’t put everything on my blog. what I do tend to do on my Instagram account is post all the crafts you don’t see on this blog. I mostly share photos of what I am working on there. I hope that makes sense? I should have listened to my sisters and did that a lot sooner, but then again I’m not that hip to what my little sisters do.
Can I ask you all when did (DIY) or Do It Yourself become a bad word in the crafting community yet saying Crafting Tutorial is not DIY? In addition what do you as consider crafting? By definition it’s 1. Exercise skill in making (something). 2. An activity involving skill in making things by hand.
Are these definitions not the same as DIY? I’m sure your all wondering what I am getting at. I had a conversation with a fellow crafter on Crafty Amino. The conversation was “what is deems as crafty?” And you bet there where “RULES” and Guidelines, terms and conditions were thrown back and forth. But once I sat down and read the so call “guidelines and terms” they didn’t match up with the “RULES” these crafter were spitting out as truth.
Why is this a problem? Really it’s not until you get people band, have their artwork taken down, or just felt small under the wave of comments of “why this is not crafty relevant”.
As I dug a little more I found out there are other crafters bashing other crafters because they didn’t follow these made up rules that no one seem to know where they came from. No Link, no author of who made the rules, not even a contact from Crafty Amino. Just a lot of re-hashed post going nowhere.
It gets worst, after looking at the reviews for Crafty Amino the list goes on and on of crafters taking on dictatorship on what is and is not crafty. Sending other crafter to other Amino sites or just telling not to bother crafting.
When I saw Crafty Amino being hyped on YouTube by SoCraftatsic I was really excited to post my work and see what other crafter where doing. You know, get inspired make what they are making, check out new tutorials.
Man I was so wrong. So very wrong….
I had made two spiders out of polymer clay that I saw on YouTube by SugarCharms. Now My spiders where different from hers and I had learned some things that SugarCharms didn’t cover in her tutorial. And I thought “Hey let me make a tutorial that’s different from SugarCharms since I was inspired from her original design.” And I posted this small bit of info on Crafty Amino. And that when it happened I started getting comments on why not put up SugarCharms tutorial instead of making your own, that I should be aware of copyright on videos if I copy someone else stuff. At every turn I was defending something that I made with my own two hands. It’s not like I robbed this woman and put a stake through her heart and claimed it as my own.
That got me really thinking, is this happening to other crafters? And sure enough it is. Someone posted a DIY Hair tutorial with the title Bad Crafters. With 27 comments on why this person account should be deleted. Now mind you this crafter didn’t handle herself well and was using foul language trying to defend herself. And frankly that a big no no. You can never get your point across with foul language and that is what got her band.
You should have seen the comments on why she needed to take down her DIY because it was NOT considered crafty or crafty relevant. That she should show her work on her own blog and not on Crafty Amino or better yet try to put it under Make Up or Health Amino. The same conversations went for nail art, drawing/sketching, recipes, and you guess it DIY. With each crafter calling for heads to roll for even considering posting such things.
Geez why did I even join up in the first place. If I knew then what I know now I would have never done it. Now I have to figure out how to delete my account.
Hey Crafters and Fellow Gamers,
I just want to let you know that although things seem to be a little quiet at the moment here, it’s far from it. I am working away a busy beaver coming up with new stuff you guys might like. I should be able to make an announcement shortly but please be assured that I am working towards something and I will let you all know as soon as I can.
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This box was large and heavy! Even thought it was a day or two late I couldn’t help but to open it ASAP. When I did open it I noticed a bright red Marvel box taking up almost all the space. Which I found odd since my husband Venom mug is much smaller.
Inside was this scary yet beautiful mug. Having a Carnage mug is a little weird cus it almost looks like a red Spawn doppelganger. Giving it a more demonic look. I know about carnage back story but his comics was very short lived I think. My husband and I had a debate on who was bigger Venom or Carnage. My husband sill insist Carnage was bigger thus the bigger mug. I however disagree.
I was not a big fan of the Joker toy, yet my husband love all things wood. Especially wooden toys Post and Pre War II. If I should give this to my son, I can only see my four year old playing with it loosing parts and becoming a forgotten memory in his toy box or under the couch. I just can’t see doing that to Joker. Maybe my husband can find it a good home….. OR I could do it as a give-a-way….. If I should hit 100 subbies that might be a possibility.
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:
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- New Silhouette CAMEO
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- 2 cutting blades
- Silhouette Pick Me Up tool
- Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen Pack
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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.