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The World of Charm Making With A Question!

(Copied from my Facebook)
Hello everyone 🙂 I’m about to venture of into an unfamiliar path of charm making! I’ve practiced making them With shrink plastic, so I’m going to use that and then I saw a tutorial where they put ultra thick embossing enamel on the charm and threw some beads on. It looked so cool, so I’m going to try it! Give my stuff a little extra uniqueness 😉 my question for all of you is, what is the best brand of ultra thick embossing enamel to use? What’s its main purpose? What else can I use it for? Thank you in advance for all of your replies!

Posted in Art Journaling, Doodles, drawing (attempts), Miscellaneous, NaBloPoMo, Other Artsy Fartsy Stuff, Zentangle

There’s A Hole In The Ceiling!

Well, I haven’t Tangled for a while and while learning how to draw some things, I learned how to draw wood more accurately. So, here’s my version of a hole in the ceiling of a barn or some wooden building and a big bang on the outside. Or looking down a hole at a big bang 🙂 71 likes on Facebook, and that was before I shaded it! I’m a little proud of this!

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What do you think? I tried the same type of thing a few months back, but I didn’t like the way it turned out. Here’s the old one…….

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I’m thinking I like the new one better, but this could be a time warp or something! Suggestions please?

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Other Artsy Fartsy Stuff, Shrinky Dinks

Peace, Love, and Towel Basket!!!

I hardly ever can come up with a title! I’ve always had a problem labeling things. Anyways, things have calmed down in my little dramatic life, and I’m happy right now. I have my boy for a couple weeks, everyone will be out of school tomorrow, the bf and I are doing great, my middle noodle that has Absence Seizures is doing a lot better. He’s down to about one a day from seven to eight! Yay for medicine! The only downfall is that when he does have them, they have become more severe. For instance before the medication was started he just looked like he was zoning out. Now his eyes roll back and he actually convulses. It’s scary and I don’t like it at all! I feel so bad for him. His activities are limited because of them. Let’s just hope he grows out of them.

Tomorrow is the last day of school! I can’t believe the time has already come. It feels like the first day was just yesterday. The smallest noodle has learned so much. I love it! He is getting the reading thing down real good. I asked him what his favorite part of kindergarten was and he said, “Umm… The assemblies.” He said it in this tone like I should have known that already! The middle noodle said P.E. was his favorite part of 3rd grade. The almost adult noodle said his favorite part of being in high school was meeting new people. He had a hard time this year, being a new school and moving and all that stuff. Hopefully next year will be better! The girl noodle said that her favorite part of 6th grade was math and science, and she started middle school so she had all those different classes. She liked that part but said it got tiring after about half way through. The boy step noodle

So that’s what all those wet little noodles said about their school years! They think it’s pretty cool that I’m typing that up and people are going to see it. Children are just amazing little creatures. I just love them!

Well, I finished the wicker basket project. I’m not completely done. I want to buy the next two smaller sized baskets for the hand towels and washcloths. I spent too much money though, so it’ll have to wait until next pay day 😦 Makes me sad. Here’s the end result of the big towel basket.10313159_10152151960672957_3380974108397160631_nThe towels are in the dryer right now, so I’ll post another pic when they’re all folded and put away. I’m a little excited about it 🙂 Jeff did a great job helping me out with this. I wouldn’t have been able to get it to work without his wonderful brain! Gotta love a man with some good brains 😉

SHRINKY DINKS ARE EVERYWHERE!!!! I went a little crazy, but man they are so much fun! They are even stressful at times. Like when they’re shrinking in the oven. I keep thinking they’re going to stick to each other when they get all deformed, but they haven’t yet! This “I Love You” hand, in ASL, scared me the most! 10440751_10152158356852957_602966215149095860_nWhen it started to deform/shrink, it came up like a scary hand coming out of something. Like something you’d see at Halloween time! I thought the fingers were going to get stuck in the middle, but they sure didn’t! I drew this one free hand, colored with Sharpie Ultra Fine Permanent Markers, and Sakura Gelly Roll pens. It’s the biggest piece I have done so far, and as you can see it isn’t very big. This next one was done to go with the hand, peace, love, and ???????10394592_10152158357002957_3243775107970100801_n

Such a tiny little rascal! It was also done free hand with Sharpies and Gelly Rolls. I haven’t made the third piece to go with these two yet. I’m not sure yet what it will be. So many things can go with peace and love. Maybe I’ll just have you guys pick for me! It’s so much easier that way 😉 Peace, Love, and ?????? Whichever one I pick will get the satisfaction of naming my third piece, and I might just be famous someday, ya know? It just came to me! Peace, Love, and Puppy Dogs!!! I forgot all about Marley’s little Shrinky Dink! Peace, Love, and Puppy Dogs. That has a nice ring to it 🙂 Sorry guys, I figured it out on my own this time, but I’m sure there will be another time I’ll need ya!10418162_10152158356932957_449499456886957276_n

Here are the very first Dinks I did. They’re really small and really hard to see, but I know who is in every one of them. Probably because I took the pictures, edited them, printed them, cut them out, and shrunk them! 10246642_10152158379582957_8453944671322028574_n

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 10463942_10152158379382957_2988147120930084804_n 10446602_10152158379797957_8302633021529418606_n 10444777_10152158379067957_6871489396360595975_n 10409454_10152158379852957_7370527572734549320_nI was going to add a little description of each of the dinks, but I couldn’t get it to work. Basically there are all of the Noodles plus Marley, Jackson, and Violet. The little heart says, “12-28” which is the youngest Noodles birthday. I had in mind making a charm bracelet when I was making this one. I definitely need to get some bigger jump rings, and I’m going to start buying beads! UH OH! Another thing to spend my money on! I’m not going to use them very much, so I’ll be very selective and they will be very nice beads. No cheapo’s here! Hopefully I can sell some of this stuff and start making some money. I have three books coming hopefully this week or at the latest, next week. I can’t wait to get them! They’re all Shrinky Dink stuff, but more sophisticated than the stuff you usually associate with them. Here are the Father’s Day gifts I made with the help of the Noodles. That’s it for Shrinky Dinks until those books come! I need to get back to tangling. I miss it! 10365978_10152158386702957_6906700165892685955_n 10303806_10152158381747957_5642906650345186119_n 10402594_10152158381687957_1639398381472963601_n 10156133_10152158381572957_661390972152522847_n

I’ve spent the past few days looking at DIY projects on Pinterest and a ton of different blogs. You should see my “Crafts To Do List” in Evernote…. Hahahahahaha! Our house is going to be totally redone. It’s in need of a complete make over anyways. Just take a look at that list. I’m a little overwhelmed too, but it’s my own fault! I like looking at things to do, like planning it all out, and then never do it because I don’t feel as if I’m good enough to do the craft. UntitledWell, I think I should probably be done for now. This is probably the longest blog post EVER, and everyone probably stopped reading about 2 sentences in! If you lasted the whole blog, thank you 🙂 Now on to write another one on Blogger! No re-blogging here! It’s going to be completely different. Can you believe that I actually have more to write about?!? Phew! Have a nice day 🙂Logo

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, Mental Health, Other Artsy Fartsy Stuff, Shrinky Dinks, Zentangle

Just a rant today

I have to get this out and I know that the people who do read this will most likely already know, or not care one bit. I cannot stand my so called family!

From Urban Dictionary:
“sideline hater
A fake friend who secretly wishes you to fail at everything.
Since my friend Jon secretly wanted me to get my ass beat in a fight, he was being a sideline hater.”

This is how I feel my family feels about me. They’re always cheering me on, but cheering that I’ll do the wrong thing. Mostly so they have something to gossip about.

I divorced my family about 2 weeks ago. I told the princess, my sister, that she can have fun finding someone to do her job for her and get paid next to nothing for it. I told my mom I was done with the way she treats me and my children. We are never Good enough for her anymore. Ever since she moved to Ellensburg, which is about 1/2 hour away, she never has time for us. So I told her to go have fun with the prince and the princess.
I haven’t heard a word since. Well besides the nasty text from my sister telling me it’s not all about me! Hahaha no I forgot bitch. It’s all about you!

So from now on I’m going to start working on myself and getting better. It’s going to be hard and I’m going to have days where I just say fuck it all, but I won’t let this disease get me. It’s not going to disable me. I want to work again. I want to stay home and do my crafts all day too. Looks like I’m going to have to start finding a way to sell these crafts!

Ugh Ok I took a half an hour “break” to try to do something and to do some stuff for my 6 year old, and I don’t know how I’m going to be able to do this. I can’t even nail a freaking basket to the wall! Well I can, but when the towels get put in it the stupid thing falls down. I was going to have Jeff just do it when he gets home, but I’m just going to have him get me the nails I need. Mine must be too small. I am going to do this!
Then I was trying to figure out how to make my shrinky dinks lighter on the computer because everything says they will get much darker when you shrink them. Well how in the hell am I supposed to do that? I’m using Photoshop Lightroom. Maybe I should try another program and figure out how to decrease the opacity. I don’t know. Do any of you? Please help! I’m a perfectionist and don’t like to fail!

Ok enough for today. I have all these emotions going through me from wanting to cry because of my family and because I can’t nail a damn basket to the wall. I want to just give up on all art because I have so much stuff and don’t know what to do with it, I have become overwhelmed. So good bye for now! I promise my next post will be a “happy I did it! “Post 😉

Here’s all of the stuff I bought Sunday for my crafts.

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The mixed media boards I’m  going to paint different colors, put some words on it that look like aged newsprint, and tangle my heart away. I have some boxes I want to paint and tangle too. I like the look of the wood through the tangles, but I hate how it kills my pen just to draw on the wood. So pretty paint it will be! There’s also a jewelry making kit in there so I can make some shrinky dink jewelery. There are 3 books that I’m going to order ASAP to get me going on that. But I bought some shrinky dink material for the printer to try it out on too. So that’s where all my money went this weekend! I gotta start selling stuff to keep up with my buying!