Monday, April 22, 2013

I Made This For You!

So I was really excited to hit 10,000 views on my tiny blog and vowed to make something cute.  I tried and my first idea didn't come out as good as I thought it was going to come out in my head.  Then last week I had one of those days where things were not coming out the way I wanted.  So what's a girl to do?  

Just keep crafting!  

So I sat down this weekend and worked on this...    

I think it came out pretty good considering I designed it and made it in Word.  I know it's pretty simple but I spent probably a good two hours just looking for a font!  I've been on a Mary Poppins kick.  Can you tell?  I found the Chalkboard Background at Lil Blue Boo.  I actually have another idea in mind for these backgrounds but that is for later.      

Our plans fell through on Saturday and Hubby was not feeling it that day.  So I had some extra crafting time.  I found a tree and sat down under it and got to work.


My craft pile for the day.  Rectangle Bezels (roughly) 1x2 inches.  Some Modge (mod) Podge like glue and the art I designed.  

All glued in and sealed.

The lot I worked on.  Yes, its a pretty pink princess blankie.

My other necklace I worked on.  

A little note about working out in nature:  It's nature!  It doesn't care that you just glued that while the wind blows dirt all over it or that you are sitting there minding your own business when and ant literally (not like hipsters say it, but for reals) crawls in your pants.  Yes, I had an ant crawl in my pants and bite me on the butt while I was getting my craft on.  I wish I was joking.  It freakin stung!  And so of course I had to tell someone, or multiple someones and they all laughed at me.  So then I got discouraged and moved inside.  

Adding Dimensional Magic.

Cute Penguins!

I then got inspired to make a dangly bit to add to the necklace.  I didn't have anything penguinish so I thought I could make something.  I came up with a paper charm and covered that front and back in Dimensional Magic.  It was pretty hard.  That penguin is only 1/2 an inch big!  They turned out to be a lot like puffy stickers.  I was able to punch a tiny hole in them in the top but they where to big to put on the necklace.

Don't they look like they are about to walk off on stilts?

And then things went south with two of the tape measure necklaces.  Somehow the Dimensional Magic crept under the paper or soaked in or something but there is a large mark on two of the pendents.  I'm not very happy.  This stuff frustrates me to no end.  It's not like you can take it off and start over.  Once one is ruined you are out your time and money.  It's not as easy as they make it look in the videos or at least it hasn't been for me.  

Luckily, I have an extra Supercalifragilisticexpialidious necklace and it's waiting for one lucky winner!

Since this is my first giveaway I will admit that I have no idea what I am doing.  So we are just going to do it the old fashion way.  If you want it, leave a comment.  In a week (4/29/13) we will put the names in a hat and Clover can pick the one lucky winner.  Just to be clear I design this and made it myself to give away on my blog.  There are no third parties involved.  Other than Clover of course :)

So as a Thank You for waiting forever for me to whip something up...

Here is the Measuring Tape Pdf for anyone who wants to whip up one of their own.

And here is the Supercaliforagilisticexpialidocious pdf.

**Tada!  It's the 29th!  Drumroll Please!  Christina!  You won!  Melissa!  You won!  and Nicci (since you posted on FB) You won too!  Okay, so I made extra :)  I will get your necklaces to you soon :)