Monthly Archives: June 2012

So. Let’s face it. We all tend to do things out of habit sometimes. Or, ALL of the time. I have come to accept one amazing quality about myself. I always poke my lips out when I see a camera! I am not that worried about what others think about my “Angenlina Jolie” lips because I have fun making this face. It’s sorta part of my personality. Don’t worry. I do smile sometimes.. hahahah

My point of this “Face it Friday”… Don’t ever change anything about yourself! Walk the way you walk, talk the way you talk and make your DUCK FACES!

{{ fist pumping}}

Don’t you just love besties at the bottom laughing at me! This is the BEST picture! My store looks great, right!!! hahaha

 

 

See. I finally smile and Ashy does the DUCK! #priceless

I hope you have a GREAT weekend Jaderbugs!

Happy almost Fourth of July!!! I know. It’s still June but it’s early enough to start putting out the RED,WHITE & BLUE! I have to admit, I am not really a Fourth of July fan. I mean. Let me clarify that. I am not a HUGE fan of decorating in RED, WHITE & BLUE. Maybe one or two things, or three. But that’s it.

I ran across these clear glass plates at Wal-Mart and could not pass them up! Did I know at the time what I was using them for? Of course not. You didn’t know that’s how it works with craft bloggers? After so long we sorta become mini hoarders. Why do you think when it’s time for a party everyone goes to the crafter. They know they will have whatever they are looking for. Chances are your crafter friends will just say this…“nah, go ahead and take that and that… and that..I have plenty more”

BAM. SCORE. (teeheheee)

Let’s get to crafting!

INGREDIENTS:

If you want to use other fabric you sure can! You can use the same in this tutorial and make your own awesome plate! You can make it match your room or give it as a gift!

Start by cutting out your strips they way you want them and place them under the plate. You can arrange them as much as you like until you are happy with they way it looks. Those four little images on top of the plate I cut out of fabric. You can use anything for the center of the plate I just really liked the way this looked! I found a piece of fabric with these designs on them and fell in love!

Apply a small amount of Mod Podge on the back of plate then stick down your images you want as your focal point. Make sure you put these face down, not face up! After you stick them on the plate apply another small amount of Mod Podge to the back of them. Fun EY! Oh, I will be doing a review this week of my friend Amy’s book MOD PODGE ROCKS! I will be doing a giveaway also!!! {insert a high pitch scream)

Apply all of your strips to the plate while it’s faced down. Remember you want to do all of your images face down if you are looking at the back of the plate. After you let it dry (about 3 hours) get some fabric scissors and cut the edges. I love my Martha Stewart all purpose scissors! They cut ANYTHING!!!!

After you trim the edges you can dress it up by adding some fun things to the edge of the plate. I thought this fun rope would add a whimsical touch to my plate! I bought it from Michael’s craft store and it was NOT expensive!

I made a few fabric Rosettes to also dress it up. If you want me to do a tutorial on how to make a Rosette please leave a comment below or let me know on facebook!!!! Seriously. This is CRAZY CUTE!
I hope this gives you loads and loads of inspiration that will be bursting out of your brain like fireworks! 
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Happy Happy Monday! Guess what tomorrow is?!?!? MY BIRTHDAY! It’s kinda crazy how the older you get time seems to fly by. I feel like I just had a birthday and it’s already here again! Guess I can’t complain when it’s time to open gifts! {{teehehehehe}}

So, I am always baking cinnamon rolls and biscuits, go figure! The other day I was taking some out of a can (yes, I buy them in the cans) especially when they are on sale. While I was taking them out one got caught on the can and it unraveled.  I actually think I cussed at them as if they did it on purpose! Who does that! me.

Ok, so while it’s just hanging there I decided to twist them. Hallelujah, right! How could I not think of this before? Let me show you how easy this is…

Before the twisting happened!

Un-roll it

Grab them on each end and twist!

How amazing is this!!

I know this is prolly not anything new to the world but it’s new to me and it totally made me happy and smile from ear to ear! Seriously, your kids will love you even more when you give them these babies!

Make sure you come back tom and see how to chalk up a wine glass! See ya in the next post!!!!

 

 

Happy Saturday Jaderbugs! I slept SOOOO good and my coffee is SOOOO good right now! I have a few new things lined up to post  but none are 100% complete! So I thought this would be the best time to post a few crafts from last summer. A little old school for ya this morning!

This is NOT from last summer but I want you to get it if you have not yet! It’s the greatest checkoff list ever. Put this up on your fridge and watch in excitement as your little kids get to check off things your family does together! You could even have a 100 day’s of Summer journal! Write a little bit about each thing you check off!

Have some old furniture lying around? Does it look old and frumpy? I’ve got the solution! Get over to your local craft store, or Walmart and get some .99 bottles of acrylic paint! Watch the magic happen!

Remember the movie UP? I do! It is prolly my favorite! What a fun way to brighten up your day! Paint your nails like balloons. Every time you look down you will think of the movie and it will put a smile on your face!

If you are like me then you might have TON’S of paint cans laying around. No worries! Check out what I created!

Want to reuse your old Era or Gain bottle? Check out this fun craft that I made!

I hope you enjoyed me bringing back a few crafts I did a WHOLE year ago! Happy Weekend Jaderbugs!

So. I have sorta been a little sick the past few days and I have been unable to make a craft from start to finish without wanting to rip my hair out. You know how that is when your sick. Everything. is.  After a little thinking I thought it would be a great time to just feature something that I have in my house.  A post that doesn’t require ANY work! I like that!

I guess I will tell you a short story about “how” this happend. One of my good friends came over the other day while we were cleaning and “re-arranging” things. There was this ONE little spot in the house that needed SOMETHING. Can you believe I was stumped. Yeah, I know. I have brain fart days too! Now my friend is a “coach” and doesn’t really care about “arrangement” of things or decorating. I mean, she might care a litte but it’s not like her brain thinks of these things every day. Just wanted to throw that out because SHE IS THE ONE WHO SAID, “J, I think this would look cute right here with something on top of it”.

 I just looked at her. Gave her the STANK eye and listened. I swear, I couldn’t believe it. Who knew!

So that is the story how this happened. Now, after she gave that advice she shot out and went who knows where outside! I was left to decorate the top, haha.

BTW: Have you seen my “HOW TO CUT GLASS” tutorial? Check it out here!

I also did a fun way to dispense matches HERE!

I think this is the cutest thing ever!

Do you remember my post I did the other day on my PHOTO ROCKS? Click HERE to see it! It is really the best thing to add that whimsical touch. Plus if you are like me, it’s an easy way remember something if you collect rocks!

INGREDIENTS:

If you don’t have a camp stool you can use anything with legs and add a tray to the top! Be creative! Use what you have!

You can add whatever makes you smile to this tray. This is just what I added.

Yes, I am a Louisiana girl. I like furs.

I get my rabbit furs from Hobby Lobby. They have a ton of them by the leather section. They are only like 15 bucks! Get your 40$ off coupon and grab a couple! (unless you don’t like it then get some floweres)

Here is a little closeup for all my Jaderbugs! This is practical too!

Moral of the story. Next time you see a coach quickly quiz them with a decorating question.
You might learn a thing or two from them!

Have a great day full of “jaderbugging”….

Happy Sunday! I have been crafting away lately and I realized I didn’t post anything since Friday! What’s wrong with me! I think I am loosing it (hahahah).

I absolutely love the craft I am posting today. I posted  a “hint” on facebook & twitter, and everyone was exited about it. Wanna know what the hint was? {{matches}}.

I don’t know about you but I LOVE using matches instead of those long donky lighters. Don’t get me wrong, when I need to light something that’s impossible to do with a little match I am happy I have a long donky lighter! Speaking of flames, remember my post I did the other day?

How to cut glass

Well. I am totally STOKED because in 4 days it has gotten over 74K views! WHAT! I know. I am just as excited as you! I think we can top this with this baby! But I need your help Jaderbugs! Let’s get started because today’s a big day! It’s Father’s Day, so Happy Father’s Day to all your “Faja’s” out there. Especially “happy” day to my {faja} and {faja-n-law}.  Yes, you MUST say Faaa-Juhhhhhhh like this! (hahahah)

Seriously. How.cute.is.this.

You will need a few things to make this!

INGREDIENTS:

I love using Mod Podge! Do you?

You know I am a HUGE fan of Martha Stewart products! ESPECIALLY her crafting tools! I am using her scissors, paint brush and glue gun today.

 I love, love, love MOD PODGE. It literally can go on top of ANYTHING and work! Check out my friends website MOD PODGE ROCKS!  Her book just came out it’s called Mod Podge Rocks! Stay tuned I will soon be doing a review and givewaye!!! 

 

How practical is this little crafty-roo!!

I hope you enjoyed this craft because it really is a “practical” thing to do. You know they come in those boxes and if you accidentally leave it outside the box get’s all soggy and soft. Then you can’t light a match because the matches all soggy and soft. This should eliminate most of that problem! And don’t worry, if you are wanting to do this for a “DUDE” just don’t bedazzle the top and make it in a color a “DUDE” would like. {{or if you are a DUDETTE who doesn’t like bedazzled things}}

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Well. I really planned on writing about something COMPLETELY different than what I ended up writing about. I guess that is the universe works, right! I ran across this post and cried the whole time reading it. Not a “bad” cry, but a “good” cry!

This post comes from a blogger friend, her blog name is fat mum slim.

Her blog is very awesome and she always puts a smile on my face! Get ready because I am sure you will love her also!

The blog post that got my attention is a story about her meeting someone in the “air”. You know how airplane encounters can go. You get stuck sitting by someone who your not too sure about. I know I have had my fair share. Some turned out life changing and some… well let’s just say I couldn’t wait to get OFF! Check out my post about airplanes HERE.

I don’t want spoil this INSPIRATIONAL post so head on over to her site and read her post! If  you click the link below it will take you directly to her post!

CLICK HERE TO SEE FAT MUM SLIM’S AMAZING POST THAT WILL BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES (DRUMMM ROLLL)

Thanks for dropping by jaderbugs!

Don’t forget to come back next Friday for “face it friday”….

I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass.

WARNING: YOU WILL START CUTTING EVERYTHING YOU CAN LAY YOUR EYES ON

I want to warn you. When I first started doing this I got VERY frustrated because I could not get it to break the way I wanted. Be patient when trying to master this because after all, we are cutting with string and polish remover. Not the typical way to cut glass. I promise you though, when you “get it” you will “get it”. Let’s get started Jaderbugs!!!

INGREDIENTS:

It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer!

Soak it GOOD! This is VERY important!

I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. I also slightly pour a little over the glass also!

Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. You will be dunking your glass in this. It has to be COLD so make sure to put enough ice! Also make sure your bowl is big enough! It needs to be deep enough to dunk where your string is!

VERY IMPORTANT! Make sure when you light this that it is not right over your bowl of polish remover! (trust me, I did this and everything got engulfed in flames).. hahah I like to light it over my water!

Slowly turn your bottle. Try not to do this where it’s windy because you want your string to stay lit or it will not work. The slower you go the better it is, but it has to constantly turn.

You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. You will notice after little while your flame getting lower and lower. Remember in the beginning I said you will be practicing a lot. It may take you a few times before you get it right. When the flame is “ALMOST” out dunk it in the ice water. You will hear a cracking noise. THIS MEANS YOUR GLASS IS CUT… If you mess up and your glass did NOT cut, take the string off and apply a new one. You can’t use the same string twice.

YAY!!! Look how amazing! It’s like a RAD experiment going on in your back yard. Wait, it’s not LIKE.. IT IS

 

I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! Make sure and wear gloves or eye protection if you want to “really” be safe. Obviously, I am not safe. I like to play with fire. Dang Southern girls! Comment below and let me know how you like this craft or share your experience with us! You can fine me here also:

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Happy Sunday Jaderbugs! I hope everyone is having a happy and peaceful day! Guess what! We bought a fish today.
{{insert a big ole yay}}

Just one more thing for ME to clean, haha! I really think it’s the prettiest fish I have ever seen. It’s obviously a Beta because let’s face it, I couldn’t keep anything else alive. How do I know? I have tried MANY a few times and never been successful. So, we get home with our fish and I notice all of this WHITE stuff all over it. I’m thinking wow Jade, you have had it for 3 hours and already gave it a bacteria infection. Just kidding, but I did look it up and it is an infection. They say (whoever “they” are) this happen’s from being in those little containers for so long and they don’t ever clean the water! I transfered it to a much bigger bowl, put shiny jewels at the bottom, stuck 2 big sand dollars in them and gave it tons of fresh water!

ALERT! ALERT! I wrote this post this afternoon and three hours after Free Willy came home… it DIED! I know, I can’t believe it either! Click HERE to see Free Willy.

Wer’e not sure what we are gonna name it yet but I’m thinking something like….Free Willy! What do ya think! I mean, I know it’s not a WHALE but I sure saved it’s butt!!!!

Now to the craft.

INGREDIENTS:

If you want to glitter your rock do this step before so you know how big it needs to be!

Make sure when you do this part that the wire it tight!

You know I am using my Martha Stewart glitter! It’s is by far my FAVORITE!!! I do a section then let it dry before I move on. You can glitter the whole thing at one time if you want to!

This is how your rock will start to look if you decide to “glitter” it!

I like to use a round object to “start” if off then use my finger to roll the rest

I LOVE MOD PODGE! My friend Amy’s new book just came out! Make sure to check it out! It has TON’S of amazing project’s in it. It’s called MOD PODGE ROCKS!

I love this picture! I feel like the rock and the picture go perfectly together!

Everything about this picture makes me smile!

Sending you ton’s and ton’s of big hugs!

HOW YOU SHOULDN’T BE IN A CAR!!!!

HOW YOU SHOULD BE IN A CAR!!!

Happy “FACE IT FRIDAY”!  Today I wanted to share with you a topic that hits home with me. ROAD RAGE. Yes. I would say I have some form of it. Just a mild version but it’s enough to make me WANT to get rid of it.

Lately I feel like everyone is always in a hurry. Don’t get me wrong, I realize they “really” are in a hurry but there is a point in life where you just have to BREATHE and relax. I always get the worst drivers in front of me, back of me, on the side of me or three cars ahead of me. I get SOOO mad when someone is going SOOO slow in front of me and I can’t pass them.

When I run across moments like this I have to tell myself to breathe.

BREATHE

You never know what kind of day that person is having. Maybe someone just passed away, maybe their cat or dog just died, they may have gotten into a big fight with someone or they may have lost their job. I could keep listing things for the next hour but you get the point. The point is it’s easier to get into a HAPPY place than to let another person’s actions CONTROL how our day will play out.

So the next time you feel the urge to make the face I am making in the picture above do this:

1.  Turn the radio off
2. Think about the first happy though in your mind and smile
3. Say a prayer for the person “AGGRAVATING” you
4. Say 10 things out loud that you are thankful for

Face it, whatever energy you are throwing around out there will come right back to ya so stop with the negative-ness!

Oh and texting, eating, recording a video and crafting isn’t good to do while in your car either (((heheheh)))

Wishing I was back in NYC with my best friend daddy-o, in a CRAZY cab! ( I think I am sick just thinking about it)

Wanna see my dad’s first ride in a NYC cab!

I KNOW MY HAND TOTALLY LOOKS LIKE IT’S NOT A PART OF MY BODY, BUT IT IS :) AND YES HE IS ON HIS PHONE… WITH WHO… WHOOOOOOO KNOWSSSSSS

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