EVE – Tristin

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Here he is my Tristin! I couldn’t just sit here and not make my baby. I mean look at the image, it reminds me of a mecha but in space!!!! Maybe more like a big metal sumo wrestler, which are super sexy. And yes I think sumo’s are sexy, its an awesome sport. It is generally considered to be a gendai budō. If you don’t know what that means look it up. But I digress…

OOOhhhh Isn’t he be-a-u-ti-ful!!! I must admit it took me more time trying to make this ship on the silhouette then making the APOC. But I think it turn out alright.

If any EVE fans are out there I am take request!

 

EVE – Apocalypse

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Well now that I am back on the horse, I am riding that poor thing to the ground. Heheheh!!! I had to go for the pun. But in truth I have been burning the mid night oil coming up with some gamer decals for my Laptop. I am a big gamer when it comes to online games. One of my favorite is EVE online and as much as I love my Tristan, I found a lot easier to create Apocalypse Battleship on my Silhouette. This is what it looks like in the game:

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This is how it turned out on my Silhouette:

I can make this as one whole printable decal or cut it up in sections so I can even spray paint it on if I wanted. But I will keep plugging away at other ships to see which will look better on my laptop.

 

Chomper and Nintendo Piranha Plant

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Man how times files why you don’t post. But rest assured I am still crafting. In fact my craft room has nothing but unfinished project everywhere!! Uggh what happened to me? I know what it is, it’s the funk… it happens to all crafters.

So I kicked my own butt and got it in gears after looking at this Pinterest post.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/64246732154090476/

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But how to do it? Well luckily for me I have the internet!! And I remember a few weeks back a YouTuber by the name ArtzieRush made a Chomper from Plants vs Zombies tutorial.  Here her tutorial:


So I put my skill to the test and did the Chomper first. This is what I came up with.

I also made earrings to go with the necklace.

Using the same principle I made this Nintendo Piranha Plant.

Two Amazing Deals Going on Amazon.com!!!

This Sale includes the following:

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  • New Silhouette CAMEO
  • 2 12″x12″ cutting mats
  • 2 cutting blades
  • Silhouette Pick Me Up tool
  • Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen Pack
  • $25 download card for the Silhouette Design Store

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.

Click HERE to get it. But that’s not all the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition is still on Sale!

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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!
Amazon changes their prices often and I don’t know how long this offer will last. CLICK HERE to get your Silhouette Studio Designer Edition before the price goes up!

Can I Pin It?

You know I love my YouTube viewing. One of my favorites YouTube personalities are Rob and Corrine from ThreadBangers. But what I love even more is Man vs Pin and Corrine vs Pin. They or Viewers find projects that are on Pinterest.com and try to replicate on their show.

I nearly died laughing on some of their episodes.  Even though I don’t have charisma like those two, I did want to attempt some of the things I have seen on Pinterest.  So I checked out to see what I could do.  I thought to myself “I can make a super cute plushy for my little girl”……. Or could I? Let see what I came up with.

This is the Pin I tired to do below. This was provided by Pretty Toys.

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Well first off the site is in Russian. I had to translate it with Chrome, then I read the rough translation that went with it. (Thanks Google Chrome, if you can’t hear the sarcasm just know its there!) I printed and fussy cut the pattern. Which was not bad, it fit right on a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. I have felt and a needle and thread I had gotten at the dollar store.

As much as I would love to say that my project turn out awesome. the answer to that is “No”. My switching need a LOT of work. it wasn’t after I really looked at the example that I need to leave 5 centimeters or so and fold it in so you can’t see the stitching. But since it really didn’t state that anywhere on the pin or site I just went with what I knew.

However the pattern was simple and I was done an hour later. It would have been 20 minutes or less if I didn’t have my kids crawling all over me trying to see what I as making. However when I was done, my one year loved it as well as my four year old. I couldn’t put eyes on the fish/whale thing since my little girl is in the bite stage right now. And honestly I didn’t trust my sewing skills to put on a button knowing she would just rip it right off.

But not bad, needs some work but not bad. I give it a C+.

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Gina’s Challenge #75!

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Well I have been keeping myself busy. Over at Gina site www.myscraproom.ning.com I have been participating a lot this year. I’m in a swap called the 12 Days of Christmas Swap and Gina’s Challenges.

My first challenge of the year #75 which is due March 8, 2015 at 8pm MT. You can use this for just about anything you want. You can use it for recipes cards, jewelry caddie, take out the dividers and you can have small book stand

Take a look at the picture of how mine turned out – I call it  Aphrodite Secrets.

The following materials I used are:

  1. DCWV “The Girl Stack” pattern paper
  2. Foam hearts
  3. Baby Clothes Pins
  4. Cereal Box
  5. Pat Pend corner rounder
  6. White Lace Trim
  7. Pink Adhesive Sequins Trim
  8. McGill 1 ½ Decorative Tag
  9. Cork
  10. Artisan Cricut Cartridge

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Blogging and YouTube

Hello Crafters!

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. :)

Gone in a Blink of an Eye!

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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.

Pass and Fail on Sharpie Mugs

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I have been super excited to make these sharpie mugs for months and now that I have I have a few tips for you. Check your oven temperature before you start, just because your oven says 350 doesn’t mean it is. Every oven is different so just because 350 worked for me doesn’t mean it will for you. If you live in a higher climate or a lower one it will affect your backing time.

So these are the Pro’s and Con’s I got with my sharpie mugs.

  1. After looking at a few tutorials, some crafters said 275 others 425 degree. And baked time ranged from 1 hour to 30 minutes. I did mine at 350 for 30 minutes.
  2. If you wait for your mugs cool down in your oven there is higher chance to over bake so be mindful you don’t burn your art work.
  3. Don’t use regular sharpies with oil base sharpies. Regular sharpies will was away with in two hand washes. And wipe way in one wash in the dish washer. Even after baking it.
  4. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes just make sure you don’t use expensive mugs. Dollar mugs are great as testers.

Feel free to check out my video for anything I miss above:


Bedtime Wizard and Snuggling Kitten Coffee/Tea Mug

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This mug was specifically made to go on Etsy. This is a one of a kind unique hand painted sharpie mug. Perfect for any wizard fans, anime, manga lovers, or for any person that likes to read. This illustration is of a small wizard in his aqua blue PJ’s pattern with purple moons and red stars. Snuggling his dark orange kitten, but before he goes to dream land he as to read his wizardry books. But no worries its top off with his kitten favorite ball of yarn to keep him company. If you want this before it sells out you can find it Here!

DESCRIPTION OF MUG: 
Diameter: 3 ½ inch
Height: 6 inches
Liquid: 15 oz
Illustrated with: Sharpie Oil Based Markers

HOW TO CARE FOR MUG: 
This mug is done with sharpie oil based markers and fired in oven. To preserve the art image I would highly recommend hand washing with a soft sponge & soft cloth for drying to avoid harsh scuffs or scratches.