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Martha Stewart Countdown #100 Lucky Plant Gift

WOW! I am sitting at my computer right now crying so much. I am not sad or upset. I am just overwhelmed with what I just accomplished. I never thought any of this would happen to me. WHY would it? Well because I believe in myself for one and the rest comes with faith. {{thanks UNIVERSE}}

If you know me then you know I believe in the Universe more than I believe in myself. This countdown took on a big role in my life. I literally felt like I woke up thinking about Martha Stewart and I went to bed thinking of Martha Stewart. If I wasn’t doing this countdown one might would think I was OBSESSED.. HAHA. OK. Maybe I am just a little. I remember when I was standing right next to her, before the camera’s started rolling. I looked at her and it took me a minute to realize what was happening. I kinda wanted to frantically hug her or maybe just touch her cheek. I wanted to see if it was real. But I touched her hand and she kinda hugged me on the show so that was REAL ENOUGH!!!

I know you might of thought I would go out with a BANG. What I mean is, everyone is asking me “What will your 100th craft be”…It’s actually very simple and delicate. I thought it was perfect because a “JADE” plant is considered a “lucky plant. Did you know that? I have them all over my house and I have one in particular that I bought at the beginning of the countdown. You can get them at walmart! I got it because, well I guess I thought I NEEDED luck to do what I just promised to do. I remember when I told Ashy what I was doing. She just looked at me and said, “WHAT”. Really she said, {{are you flipping nuts woman}}.. HAHA. She turned into my biggest supporter. THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU FOR THAT! 

Remember my post that I did announcing to the world about the Martha countdown? Let me share a couple of things I wrote in it:

Sometimes I pretend I am her. Have you ever seen her hands? She is just magnificent I tell ya. She makes every craft seem like walking on water. She is the craft god. I just wanna feel like I have walked in Martha’s shoes for a period in time.

Can you believe all of my energy led me to this. I had NO idea when I wrote THIS  post that 3 weeks later I would be standing next to her. FA REALLLL!! Thank you UNIVERSE again.  I made so many friends when I went to New York and I am so glad they are in my life. I have learned how to “REALLY” network and be the consistent crafter that I am!  Well here it is people. My 100th craft.

Wish someone an auspicious new year with a jade plant, Crassula ovata. This easy-care succulent is said to bring prosperity. 

To wrap the pot, place it on a square sheet of decorative paper.

Bring up two opposite corners, and secure to the pot with double-sided tape. 

Fold the other two flaps as shown; tape. 

Tie gold cord around the pot, and add a tag with a message.Well Jaderbugs, it’s been amazing and wonderful. I couldn’t of done it without you and your excitement about each and every craft I do! I will forever remember this STRESSFUL wonderful experience. HaHa. Don’t worry! I am not going anywhere. I was a craft blogger long before this project and I will be one long after! GUESS WHAT? You will NOW start getting all of my ORIGINAL JADERBOMB CRAFTS BACK!!! I AM SO EXCITED…

Martha, if you are reading this…thank you for recognizing me as a true crafter. You changed my life before I went on the show and now I will forever carry this memory with me. I will NEVER forget what you said on the show:

“There’s dedication and then there’s DEDICATION.”  -Martha Stewart

Floating on CLOUD 1 million,


Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO (me on the show!)

 

Click HERE to read all about it!!!

 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!

Homeade Doorbells

Deck the doorknobs with jolly kid-made bells. It’s a great activity for days when it’s too wet or chilly to play outside and – between your craft bin and the refrigerator — you probably have all the supplies on hand: an egg carton, paint, glitter, glue, and yarn.

(and you jaderbugs know how much I love GLITTERRR (singing) again)

NINETYYYYYYYY 99999999999999999999999999… (SINGING LOUD in a MANLY voice)

Get your egg carton. Paper works best!

 Cut the cone-shape pieces that separate the eggs out of a cardboard carton (one egg carton will produce five bells).

I just used a roll of colorful yarn. Heart this!

Colors I used for my craft. You can get it HERE.

Colors I used for my craft. You can get it HERE.

Paint each divider, using acrylic or poster paint. Let dry; apply glue along the edge of the divider, all over the outside, or wherever you like, and sprinkle with glitter.

These are the glitter colors I used!! ORDER SOME HERE!! Don’t forget to use THESE!

Thread an embroidery needle with yarn. Poke a hole through a bell’s crown, and pull yarn through partway.

Slide a bell onto the yarn.

 Tie a knot above the jingle bell and one a little higher. Like this!

Tie several bells around a doorknob, staggering the lengths of the yarn.

OK. Fa real! I am in LOVE. I know I say that about every craft that has GLITTER on it!!! Can you believe this is 99!!!

I got 99 problems and a _____ ain’t one,

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO  (me on the show!)

 

Click HERE to read all about it!!!

 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!

 

Candy Cane Reindeer

Turning a plain candy cane into a cute reindeer is a simple Good Thing to get you and your family in the holiday spirit. I mean, nothing REALLY say’s christmas like a good ole Reindeer in your soft drink. To top it off we have “killer” antlers. Fa reel, I mean deadly. Rememebr? My trusty rusty wire? HAHA!

Tools and Materials
Reindeer template
Candy cane
Brown felt or Brown paper (which is what jaderbomb used)
Pencil
ScissorsHot glue gun
Brown or red craft pom-pom
Black felt
Hole punch
Rustic floral wire (remember? Trusty Rusty Wire) HAHA

Here are some other AWESOME reindeer crafts: 

Reindeer Pop-Up Card   Making Figures: Reindeer  Reindeer Holiday Coasters

Here are some reindeer materials for you party!!!

Martha Stewart Reindeer Cello Treat Bags 8-Pack   Martha Stewart Craft Deer Family Window Cling

Martha Stewart Reindeer Figurines 

Reindeer Facts

Reindeer have different functions in different cultures. The larger-than-life holiday identity of reindeer likely originated from their ability to pull a heavy sleigh around their arctic homes.  Today, reindeer are mainly used in the United States and around the world to demonstrate the link between humans and animals and the environment. Their antlers are made up of the fastest growing tissue in the animal kingdom, growing up to an inch a day. Made of bone, reindeer antlers can grow within only a few weeks of birth. WOW. Reindeer are the only species of deer where both sexes have antlers, although only male reindeer develop a brow shovel, which they use to clear snow and ice off of grass.

Check above for the template. I was already giddy and happy when I saw this template.

Place template on brown felt or brown paper and trace face and ears; cut them out.

Make eyes by punching two dots out of black felt using a hole punch. Glue black dots to face. Let dry for 15 minutes.

Apply face and ears to candy cane using nontoxic glue. Attach craft pom-pom for the nose using nontoxic glue. If making a Rudolph candy cane, use a red pom-pom; otherwise, use brown.

She’s coming togetherrrrrererererrer (i was singing that) haha

Look FOLKS it’s out HANDY DANDY TRUSTY RUSTY WIRE!!!  Twist rustic floral wire to make antlers. Attach antlers by twisting around top of candy cane. Twist one small piece onto each side of the main antlers to make branches.

OH MY BAJEZZERS. I WANNA EAT THESE BABIES.

LAWD! If you these these are not scrumptious looking then you CUH-RAZY! I can’t believe this is 98! It’s the year I GRADUATED {{teehehehe I shouldn’t of said that}} Check Martha out here!

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO  (me on the show!)

 

 Click HERE to read all about it!!!

 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!
 
Resources
Special thanks to Jim Knox of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for sharing these interesting reindeer facts. See more of Jim Knox on “Jim Knox’s Wild Zoofari,” a live-action wildlife series airing on PBS that teaches kids about wildlife conservation. The reindeer seen on today’s show are from Santa’s Workshop, a theme park in North Pole, New York.

Candy Cane Mice

It’s the kids who will be doing the nibbling when these sweet mice are around. A combination of two Christmas icons — mice and candy canes — these tiny fabric creatures with their red-and-white-striped tails make fitting favors at a holiday dinner or delightful gifts for children to give to friends and relatives.

RIGHT!! Just wait till you see the scrumptious little munchkins!!

Get the mice template HERE.

After you cut out the images from your template trace them onto felt.

Take your paper punch and punch out a couple of holes into black felt.

You will cut slices like this.

After you pass the ears through the slit put a dab of glue on top of each ear.

OMG. Are you “really” ready for these suckers. I don’t think you are.

I never thought I would say that I absolutely LOVE mice now. Well, just pink and yellow ones.

Up an at um early this morning and seeing crooked mice because I am SO tired,

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO  (me on the show!)

Click HERE to read all about it!

 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!

 

How To Make Embossed Cards

Take your projects to a new level by learning a technique called embossing. Embossing is a technique used to create a raised, or 3-dimensional, image on a piece of paper. You can emboss store-bought stationery or cards, or you can make your own from card stock.

When my friend at Martha Stewart sent me this starter kit I was like.. I must be stupid because I’ve never seen this! It looked hard but it was SO easy. Lemme tell you how ELEGANT this looks.

Ok. I’ll tell you. ELEGANT.

Let’s get started!!! It’s 2:30 in the morning and I think I just felt drool on my lip.

This is what the box will look like in the store. You can order one HERE.

I absolutely LOVED the bird. Tweet Tweet. Speaking of TWEETS don’t forget to find me on TWITTER so we can twitterbomb.

I started with card stock and folded it in half. I love this MINT color. Ya know, Lady GaGa said mint will be in next season.

Be careful not to press TOO TOO hard. We don’t want to work this hard and then tear it.. That would be an EPIC FAIL.

I know. I have OLIVE paper here. I made, let’s just say ((a few)) haha for Christmas cards.

This is just some things I was playing around with. I am in love.

Check out my friend Alex and Martha. Alex if your reading this…. I miss you and I’m cooking Gumbo on SUNDAY!

Wishing Martha, Alex, Stacey, Noel, & Lenore could come over this weekend,

Cereal Box Organizer

OMG! It’s the 10th. I can’t believe it. I will write more about this LATER! When I saw this craft I thought. OMG! Practically free and a nice way to keep your magazines nice and neat. Do you know what I am talking about yet??? Hurry! Scroll down!!

Kids go through cereal fast. Make use of all the empty boxes by turning them into handy holders for their desks. Large boxes work well for books, small ones for supplies. Cut box with a utility knife at desired angle and height. Wrap decorative or contact paper around box to see how much you’ll need; unwrap; cut. Secure paper with double-sided tape; trim excess.

All of my products are made my Martha Stewart.

Glitter  Glittering Trays   Glitter Glue

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

 CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO(me on the show!)

 Click HERE to read all about it!!!

 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!

 JADE@JADERBOMB.COMThanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!

Popcorn Wreath

Let me just begin by saying I did a BIG popcorn wreath and SMASHEd  it on the floor! I am so frustrated because I put a sheet over it so nothing would get to it until the morning and when I walked in my studio the next day I WALKED RIGHT ON TOP OF IT. Of course I didn’t see it. I know. If you were to know what being in my shoes have been like in the last week then you would understand not “seeing” something that is right in front of you. It’s such a horror story.

Grab a good ole bag of popcorn! I used organic popcorn because I knew I would be “snacking” while making!

Look how pretty and fluffy this popcorn is!

I started by getting some dental floss and stringing these babies together. I wish I didn’t step on the one that took me 2 hours to make. UGH. I am totally being fonky and making a baby wreath. I’m sorry Jaderbugs! I just don’t have 2 hours to do it all over again! <3 you though!

This is by “baby” wreath! I actually think it’s cute. It looks like the start of an OLYMPICS symbol. HAHA! OH and I just used some twine to hang it!

Love ya, mean it,

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

(me on the show!)

Click HERE to read all about it!!!
 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!

JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me!

Santa Claus Crackers

Oh MYYY Santa Claus! This tasty little treat had me eating more than I wanted last night. I didn’t know I even liked this stinking pepperoni. Where have I been. I though pepperoni only came on pizzas.

Assemble jolly hors d’oeuvres for a holiday party with kids among the guests. Your kids can be little helpers: Use kitchen scissors to cut a pepperoni hat; attach to cracker with a dab of ricotta. Spread on a ricotta beard. Add celery slices for mustache and capers for eyes and nose. Cover bottom of hat with more ricotta for fluffy trim.

I love love love this little santa’s! AND THEY ARE GOOD!

Running around like a fool trying to squeeze everything into one day but doing because I heart my Jaderbugs,

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

(me on the show!)

Click HERE to read all about it!!!
 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!

JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me!

How to Glitter Shoes

If your like me then you have TONS of shoes…. {that I don’t wear} because strangely enough I only like about…. 2 pairs. My ugg boots and my free’s. I know. I’m boring when it comes to shoes. OH wait, I always wear my black or brown running boots. They make me feel…..like I’m about to ride a horse. Giddy up! Let’s start crafting. I decided to make another video because I been getting a lot of requests to do more. So I live for you and decided I had to follow your command. I actually did this craft a long time ago but forgot about it. HAHA go figure. Make sure you check at the botom of this post for pictures of the shoes! I have about 4 more videos that I somehow missed…I hope you enjoy the video!

Eating Nutella and Pepperoni,

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

(me on the show!)
Click HERE to read all about it!!!
 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!

How to Etch Glass

If you want to personalize a cup or plate then you want to continue reading this post! Sometimes things look REALLY hard but are REALLY easy! Let’s check it out!

All you will need is glass conditioner and etching cream! I got these babies at Michael’s.

I used this frost etching! Get some HERE. It’s really easy to do. The only advice I can give you is don’t leave the stencil on ALL night and expect your edges to be clean and crisp in a couple of days… EPIC FAIL (see below) Paahahah

But, it’s still super easy and totally unique!

Wishing I could get this Laffy Taffy ornament to open,

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

(me on the show!)
Click HERE to read all about it!!!
 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!
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