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Quote of the day: 
“Bigger than life is not difficult for me.  I AM bigger than life.”-Rita Moreno

Well that quote fit me quite perfectly I tell ya! If you ever wonder where I get my quotes from or how I choose them I will tell ya. I have always kept a calendar on my desk where you can tear a page off every day and each day has something new on it. I get them from Barnes and Noble. They usually have a HUGE table to choose from and they range from puzzles, cat’s, dogs, inspirational, sports, funny and anything else you can think of.

Last year Ashy bought me a really great inspirational one.  However this year, I got a really funny one. It’s sorta inspirational but it’s about inspirational WOMEN. I will post a link below to show you the calendar I got because it’s still early in the year and you need this one. Super funny!

Today’s craft is very inspirational. Why you ask? Well because when you water color it relaxes you in a way that you won’t understand unless you do it. I should say enjoying your time doing it will relax you, not if you hurry. It’s magical when you mix two colors together and they blend so easily. For me crafting isn’t just a job, it truly grounds me and gives me a place on this earth.

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INGREDIENTS:

*Water Color Paint
*Brushes
*Fabric

If you click on the ingredient links you can purchase these items all in one place.

 

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The first thing you will do is get strips of fabric ( use a light color so the water color’s show) and start painting whatever you like on it. I wanted to do some geometric shapes and patterns on mine. I will suggest one thing. When it comes to water color the cheaper ones you buy will not have a lot of color pigment in them. I suggest buying the more expensive one because it will be worth it. Don’t worry even the expensive ones are not that expensive.
FYI: you could also buy the ones with 7 colors and mix your own shades!

 

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Once you paint on your fabric let them dry over night. When dry cut out triangles. I didn’t measure mine because I wanted them to be different sizes.

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Once you are done grab your glue gun and some string or twine. Add a little glue to the top of the flag (the back side of your flag) and just place your twine on top of the glue. That’s it!

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I just love the way they came out. I figured I would start early with my Valentines decor and I think this is beautiful.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and you can look forward to new VALENTINE’S day crafts!

Huge hugs, see ya in the next post!

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Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs! I know, I have totally been MIA for the last couple of days. Your thinking ” what happened to jaderbomb”, “is she still blogging”… You know I couldn’t EVER stop blogging. Plus I love you too much. I sorta have a pretty good excuse. I was at BlogHer 12. I promise to tell you all about it in another post. Trust me I had a TON of fun and I can’t wait to share with you how amazing it was.

Lately I am attracted to anything and everything black and white. It’s classic and traditional which makes it very versatile for anyone. I remember when I was a little girl we had a piano in the house and I loved looking at the keys on it. Maybe that is where my love of it started. I even have black and white stripes in my logo!

The other day while walking around target I smelled something black and white around me. When my eyes saw this pack of decorative napkins I totally saw the light. You know that light that say’s “BUY ME” or I will HAUNT you. So the fear inside of me bought them. The reason why I wanted to share this with you is because it’s a really affordable way to dress up a room for any occasion. Do you realize how many pretty napkins you could buy and decorate with? It’s cheaper than fabric too!!!

This picture inspired me so much! Are you thinking what I am thinking? That you NEED this room in your house!!
This picture is from architect Steven Learner‘s upgraded guest bath in his Manhattan loft. I think it’s perfect because you can NEVER go wrong with black and white stripes.

Let’s get started!

INGREDIENTS:

How cute are these napkins! I just want to MOD PODGE them all to a wall. {{wait, why did I just say that outloud}}
That mean’s I have to try it. Sorry Ashy.

When you open the napkin, put a little bit of hot glue down the middle.

Then hurry and put the twine on top of the HOT HOT glue! Continue the till your all done!

 BAM! INSTANT FLAG!

So you see! It’s that easy and affordable to dress up a room in a JIFFY WIFFY! Going get some ZZZ’S.

See ya in the next post Jaderbugs…

Flag Streamers

 Seriously! Nothing pulls a party together like a motif and a vibrant palette. We can’t forget about paper flags! I love putting these babies up for parties. I have even seen some people do them for weddings and baby showers. I promise, you can find something to use these for! Here is the template for the flag. Oh, and the thing I like best about these paper flags is the fact that you can throw them away when you are done. {{or save them}}………Just throwing that out there for ya!

Material you will need: Paper, Scissors and Twine.

You want to get your handy dandy Martha Stewart scoring board. I LOVE THIS PIECE OF PLASTIC!!

After you cut out your template (which I listed above) trace it onto whatever paper you want to use. I wanted a original “red and green” flag!

After you cut out the flag take a couple and make lines in them using the scoring board. I didn’t follow a certain pattern I just kinda put lines wherever I felt like it.

As you can see I didn’t follow a certain pattern. Jaderbomb doesn’t use patterns. HAHA

Get your glue gun. I used my dual temperatured one from Martha Stewart because, well….this is why {{ the dual-temperature glue gun allows you to change the setting to fit your materials. Switch it on high for a stronger bond that is best used with wood, plastic, metal, ceramics, magnets, leather, and fabric. Set it to low for more delicate materials such as lace, foil, ribbon, floral foam and lightweight fabric, or paper}} NOW DO YOU SEE HOW AWESOME THIS BABY IS… MIGHT PUT THIS IN MY NEXT GIVEAWAY!

I love this bakers twine.

Place a bead of glue on the top of your flag and quickly put your twine on top of it.

This is what your end result is {{{yayyyy}}} I LOVE FLAGS! My world I live in is one big party so I am always dressed to the occasion. Have fun with this. You could totally put glitter all over these babies, or stickers, or layers of different colors of flags on top of each other. Yayyyy I wanna make more just talking about it!!!

Wanted to share with you the candle burning in my house right now. YOU have to get this one because it smells SOOOO good! I have many more to try out so stay tuned for my thoughts on them! You can order one HERE! AND THEY ARE 2 FR 25$ RIGHT NOW!

House smelling like a wonderful forest in winter, jaderbomb

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

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(me on the show!)
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 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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