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Howdy Ho Monday! I thought I would be happier to see you. Seriously we need to work on our relationship because I really think we have a lot in common and this relationship still has a chance! Don’t we all feel this way about Monday? Honestly I used to dread this day but now I try to look at it as a “fresh” start to a new week, kinda like the 1st of the year – hehe.

So last week I created some pretty stellar mugs, hand painted mugs. Now I know you are thinking you can’t create these but I pinky promise you can! They have a few different ways you can paint on ceramic and I have literally tried them all. Remember when I made this. These were made with Sharpie markers and were fairy easy but the markers I used in this tutorial are SO MUCH easier and the consistency is a lot better.

I love painting on mugs because they really make the best gift. You can personalize them in so many different ways and it’s the perfect project for kids! Click the link at the bottom of this post for the FULL tutorial. On a side note I am super stoked that we are about to be grazed with “FALL’S” presence. Last year I made these and I think I will make a dozen more! Don’t forget to SHARE this post so the world can be filled with happiness and color!
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I hope you enjoyed this project and it inspires you to make your own! The possibilities are endless with these babies. Don’t forget to SHARE! See you in the next post! ♥,Jaderbomb

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I am always excited when Summer rolls around. It’s always fun to break out fun and whimsical colors that bring a new life to our space. Some people think they need to break the bank to make fresh changes but today I will show you 10 Summer Home Decor Ideas! Make sure to come here to see other fun things you can do for the Summer!

10 Summer Home Decor Ideas

You can give your porch a new look by simply painting your door. Making this one change can give your home a completely new look and feel.
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White walls make me very happy personally. I realize that some of you are scared of having bright white empty walls. Fear not, this is the perfect way to add tons of color in pillow cases, wall decor, lamps and flowers. This look is very crisp and clean and screams SUMMER!
Source ♥ 79ideas-colorful-inspiration Porches are the first thing I notice on a house. A nice wrap around or a quaint little nook makes me feel happy on the same level. This is the perfect time to bust out those fun paper lanterns. Simply and easy porch transformation!
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There is nothing better than having an open bar in your home 24-7. I especially love having these during the Summer. Having friends over and enjoying the nice weather goes perfect with this! You can purchase a mini bar or use something you already own and transform it with a little spray paint.
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This time of the year is the perfect excuse to swap out those dark wintery curtains and replace them with fresh white sheers. Even if your walls are a darker color these will go with anything! They look especially romantic with a small breeze flowing through them.
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The easiest home makeover for Summer is BRIGHT plants! Believe it or not you can get really creative with pots and flower colors. Terra cotta pots are very reasonable in price so you could purchase tons of them and add in vibrant flowers.
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Have a swing on your porch? Want to “Summer-ize” it? Grab a fun blanket and some pillows and in no time you will create a cozy spot to relax at the end of your day or early in the morning. On another note, place a little table in front with trinkets that make you smile and your nook is now complete!
Source ♥ RMS-cobbcottage_shabby-chic-porch-swing_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.1280.960 Adding a hammock in your back yard will force you to go out and enjoy it! I promise!!! You can add lights around the hammock to create a complete serene spot to chill out. Don’t forget to throw some cozy pillows and a blanket on it. You never know when you will want to get close to someone special.
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Wanna take things a bit further to show your love of Summer?! Grab that perfect turquoise color and slap it all over your porch floor! Don’t worry about this color being a problem for fall because oranges and browns look great with this shade! Christmas… Add tons of whites and you will have the perfect snowy porch!
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I hope you enjoyed my roundup! Make sure to come back on Thursday to see my Summer “Fashion Roundup”…Huge hugs from my computer to yours!

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Hey there! Join me on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with my most recent projects and sneak peeks! Plus you will get bombed with loads of bright, whimsical and inspiring pics! It’s like an open invitation to the BIGGEST craft party in the world! Have you seen these glitter projects I made?

Today the topic of “convo-sa-chion” (say it like you are in fraannce) is Henna Inspired Body Tattoos. Now I know what you are thinking. Who in the world really wants to parade around wearing a fake tattoo, let alone one completely saturated with glitter… Well folks you are looking at her – or her screen. I am also certain there are TONS of people out there who would like to do this for a fun occasion, birthday party, concert or just a fun weekend out and about. Let’s not forget the KIDS!!!

These are not meant to fool people, y’all! It’s meant for PURE FUN. When I Love to Create sent me this pack I got super giddy inside. Don’t get me wrong I love all the ones they send me but the “henna” inspired pack won over my heart. Check out this really cool blog centered around “Henna”…

Henna Inspired Body Tattoos You are totally getting excited already huh! Buy YO KIT HERE! I love all of the stencils you get in the package. Just imagine an arm with ALL of them!

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  • Nontoxic and cosmetic grade
  • Glitter tattoo lasts up to 5 days with proper body care
  • It’s only $19.99!!!

P to the S… All the the items in the picture below come wrapped up nice and neatly when you buy it. I mean why would they come messy?! (Insert an eye roll to myself) temporary body tattoo

Step ONE: First things first I’m the realist. You will need to figure out where you want to put your dazzling tattoo.  how to do henna Step TWO: Make sure to flatten your adhesive sheet onto you skin. We don’t want any wrinkles now do we!

If you notice I have this baby wrapped all the way around my arm and it shows no sign of coming off. The sheets are super sticky so they will conform to any part of the body, even those hard to get spots. (I feel like that last sentence is from a commercial but I can’t think of what. Leave a comment below if you know!) henna paints Step THREE: Apply the body glue over the spots where you will be putting the yummy glitter. I know I don’t have a darn picture of me applying the glue. Shame on me, hehe! Let me warn you now, this glue is really strong, it’s cosmetic grade!

Step FOUR: Time to grab the small detailing brush and start splashing or dabbing glitter all over your glue. You will see once you start applying glitter how great it works.

(Let me just tell you this…I tried to rinse my tattoo off a few hours later with soap and water and it would not come off! I literally had to scrub my arm. So it’s good if you want it for a few days)

If you plan on doing this on small kids you could use a little alcohol  to help get it off.

how long does henna stay on Step FIVE: Once you applied the glitter time to gently pull off your adhesive sheet. Please take your time, I’d hate for you to tear your beautiful sheet.

Next, brush off the excess glitter with your large dusting brush. VOILA Y’ALL!  GLITTER TATTOOS HENNA TATTOO  I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial. Please stay tuned this week I have some fun projects lined up! You can’t lie these glitter tattoos are calling your name! I knowwwww….

Big ole CAJUN hugs from my computer to yours!!! 

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Michaels is celebrating every occasion this summer with gifts for Moms, Dads and teachers, and parties to celebrate birthdays, graduation, and the 4th of July! Today it’s all about Graduation Party Decor!

As a toast to the last Michaels Makers post of the season, we created gifts, baked treats and threw parties for each of the six holidays this summer. My challenge was “how to decorate for a graduation party.” I think graduations are so awesome because a person is moving on to a new important part of their life and what better way support them with a graduation party!

The good news about today’s post is that you can use the decor I created for a small child, high schooler or someone graduating from college!  What I love about the products is you can mix and match with ton’s of different colors and create different looks to fit a person’s personality. OH –by the way, happy EARTH DAY! Let’s get started!

Celebrations Creative 2 For today’s post I wanted to use colors that are happy and bright. Turquoise and Yellow can be used for any gender or age and I think it will make everyone smile. Everything I used today was from the Celebrate It line at Michaels.

If you are not familiar with this line it is AWESOME!  They have so many different generic items in every color you could imagine -making it easy to mix and match everything. Are you stoked yet!?

DIY GRADUATION DECOR

These little chalkboard easels were from the $1 bins right by the registers. I saw them and thought they were perfect to put all over with sweet notes on them.

You can write inspirational notes on them or you can put them by all of the food with food names on them. If you are having a sit down party you can put them at each table with your guests’ name!

DIY CHALKBOARD SIGN I put yummy mints in these bags for the guests. You can dress them up with miniature clothespins and a tag saying congrats!  EASY DIY PARTY DECORATIONS I also found these darling black and white striped lanterns in the $1 bins also. I think black and white can be added to ANYTHING and they go great with my color theme. You can hang these from the ceiling or place them on your table settings like I did. The possibilities are endless! GRAD PARTY DECOR For my graduate banner I used turquoise doilies from the Celebrate It section and placed adhesive glittered letters in the center of them.

Use a hole puncher to add a hole at the top of doily. This will make is easy to add string to them.
GRADUATION DECORATIONS I think every party needs a book for your guests to sign. I picked up this book in the Celebrate It section and added this cute 3-Dimensional sticker to the top of it. This sticker was also in the Celebrate It section. I am so in love with this book!
GRADUATION PARTY I love that Michaels offers twine in so many different colors, this yellow really makes my banner POP! GRADUATION PARTY For drinks I picked up these cute vintage looking milk glasses and added a strip of adhesive glitter tape around the center. You could take this a step further and add letters with a name on them. I wanted them to be really simple and elegant. When done add a paper straw to them and VOILA, instant cuteness!

Wanna make your guests really happy, let them take a glass home with them as a party favor along with their bag of mints! HOW TO DECORATE A GRAD PARTY I love favors and when I saw these cute boxes I had to have them. They were too plain so I added adhesive spray to one side then sprinkled with turquoise glitter. You can also add a small piece of twine to tie everything together.

HOW TO MAKE PARTY BOXES We all know my love for tissue paper pom poms. I bought a few colors but I stuck to my teal and light green for this party decor.  HOW TO MAKE TISSUE FLOWERS HOW TO MAKE TISSUE POM POMS PARTY DECORATIONS DIY PARTY FAVOR BAGS I hope you enjoyed this post! I had a blast creating this party decor for you! Love you all and see you in the next post…

Jade

in other news

  • It’s never too early to get started on your next party or celebration – Michaels.com has more project ideas and instructions for you and your kids to make this year – check out projects for Mother’s Day , Father’s Day,graduation, birthday and even summer. Let’s celebrate!
  •  The Celebrations landing page will be live this Sunday, 4/26
  • Click here to see ALL of my posts I created for the Michaels Makers program.


Happy Painted Neon Socks Day! It’s been a hot minute since I made an appearance on the blog and I promise that was temporary! I have been so crazy busy lately and I am now back in the groove of things! It’s kinda funny how life can get so overwhelming, but in a good way! Check out this NEON DUCK TAPE bag I made it would go perfect with these socks!

I have this “SLIGHT” obsession with socks. Anytime I go into a store and I run across socks with prints I go nuts. I am not sure why because you will rarely find me wearing tennis shoes. I am a Birkenstock kinda gal so the sock things is kinda odd. Yes, I have a drawer full of neon, colorful, printed, patterned and anything else you can think of socks.  Which brings me to THIS post. I found this pack of socks at……Michaels! Yes, Michaels. I was kinda shocked at first but I can’t lie my insides kinda had a party inside when I saw them. I immediately grabbed one of each color as fast as I could. I am really proud of myself that I didn’t grab 3 of each color, seriously! I knew I wanted to jazz them up but I wasn’t sure how.

These pretty babies stayed in my studio for a hot minute… ok they got lost in my studio but when I finally ran across them my insides had a party all over again. That day I was into my Tulip Dimensional paint so the Universe answered my design question for me. I realized this was something anyone can do, especially kids. Let’s face it – kids love to create! Adults do too! Let’s get started so I can show you how to enhance your socks in 10 minutes!

PUFFY PAINT CLOTHES

you will need Plain Socks | White Tulip Slick Paint | Black Tulip Slick Paint 

You can click on the links above to order all of the products I used in this tutorial.

P to the S : These are affiliate links which mean when you click on them and order your products from Amazon you help me feed all of my baby chickens. Seriously. So, thank you! Plus I am totally making your life so easy, right!

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I could tell you this project is super hard but I would be lying. It’s actually super easy! I wanted to create very subtle geometric designs on my socks so I only did the top part of them…. They turned out fabulous and unique. Every time I wear them I get stopped…well not really BUT I have had a few people ask me where I got them. Remember, I am a Birkenstock chica so you won’t really find me wearing socks!

On a whole other note my better half signed me up for a tennis league. Yes. A tennis league. I am not sure why I am telling you this but I guess this will be the perfect opportunity to show off all of my snazzy socks. I am so glad she has more faith in me than my socks do, haha! I am however super stoked about all the tennis clothes I will be wearing. I guess if I don’t play that good the least I could do is look cute on the court right… Stay tuned I will keep you updated, or I will NEVER mention this again. #fml

NEON GREEN SOCKS I kinda fell in love with each pair but I absolutely love the pink with black and white stripes. Leave a comment in the comment section telling me which pair is YOUR favorite.  DIY SOCKS

Since I love NEON so much I thought I would share with you this neon fashion roundup I did a while back. Yes I still love every single thing in the picture below even though this post was done a few years ago.  Neon Statement

in other news

  • Check out I Love to Create’s new website! It’s cracking and you can check out my page on the blog dedicated to just MWAHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAH (yes I am saying this in my best austin powers voice)
  • I got asked to continue my contract with Michaels to be a Michaels Maker!!! Can I get a Wuhhh Wuhhhhhhh (that would be Jay -Z baby)

I hope you enjoyed this post! See y’all tomorrow where I will be showing you my last post for this years Michaels Makers program! I will give you a hint… You will see lots of black, teal and yellow!
HUGE HUGS FROM MY COMPUTER TO YOURS!  JADERBOMB

 

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First I want to show you my snazzy Parisian Party Decor.

Stephanie Hamen shows us how to use the awesome Mod Melter

Cathy Attix shows us just how easy it is to use fabric markers to create a beautiful and elegant ballerina t-shirt.

Mark Montano teaches us how to create some Game of Thrones inspired dragon eggs.

Megan teaches us how to make a neutral and beautiful Easter egg topiary.

Margot Potter’s video is very helpful, showing us how to use the Mod Melter.

Cathie and Steve share a super cool project with summer in mind – decorating a cooler with Mod Podge!

Stephanie Hamen shows us how to make this fun DIY Decor Tape Display Board for Hazel & Ruby !!!

Aunt Peaches teaches us how to create coffee filter tulips.

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Happy #thursdiy y’all! I just know you will LOVE all of these projects featured today! Don’t forget to SHARE the love! These Flashy Projects will make all of you smile from ear to ear!
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I am totally in love with this cute arm knit cowl scarf – I love this thing so much and I think I need about 10 of them! HINT HINT (Maybe one in every color of the rainbow….)

Learn how to make an awesome beaded necklace chain that is absolutely gorgeous. Yes, I totally need 2 of these hanging around my neck. Just think you can put glitter or small mementos in this baby too!

Mark’s fabric plant is one that even I keep looking fresh and happy! I think paper flowers and plants add a BOHO whimsical feel to any space and FYI these are great for any kid’s room!

Cathy’s Miu Miu inspired top is so great! I wonder what this would look like with red, yellow and blue! This is great for all ages!

Aunt Peaches upcycles some bright Mardi Gras beads into a stunning mosaic. She won my heart with this craft since I am from good ole Louisiana! REPRESENT!

I made a  trendy denim craft project as part of my Michaels Makers series! Yes this is a line of stuff that you HAVE to check out at Michaels!

You also need to check out this painted Leopard Bag! I can just visualize this in SO MANY COLORS! I also think this would be a GREAT kids project!

HUGE HUGS! XOXO, Jaderbomb ♥

February Challenge creative 1 Happy Monday! I am so excited to share some denim crafts with you today! As a Michael’s Maker I was challenged by my friends at Michael’s to do something magical with their new line of denim products – Make Market. If you have not seen this line yet, now is the time! I can remember the day’s I would beg my friends for their old jeans so I could rip and tear them up. I used to always use denim and let me tell you this makes things NICE!

I love the variety of denim that is available. They have bows, ribbon, bags, canvases, wraps, cuts pieces and so much more!!! I started thinking about what I would make with the denim and then it dawned on me. I have a new chicken and she needs a basket to sleep in and I need a new basket to get our fresh eggs with. VOILA!

Here I am so excited next the denim line. Not cheesy at all! (hehe)

photo (10) 2 & and chicken. If you don’t have a chicken or fresh eggs you can still make this basket and use it for decoration or fill it with goodies and give to someone as a gift.  silkie chicken I simply love this ribbon. I would be a little happier if they made some with adhesive backing! I mean then I could stick them on practically everything! blue jean crafts Step 1: Open a pack of ribbon and start on a corner, weaving the ribbon over and under the openings. It’s truly simple but time consuming.

Step 2: When you get all the way around cut the ribbon and tie on the corners.
1 Once you get your first stripe start with your next one. You will start seeing the stripes appear and then…you will start to fall in love!

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To make the chalkboard name tag: Cut the twine, write your message with a chalk marker then tie to the front of the basket.  3 I bought this fluffy blue jean ribbon to add to the front of the basket. I love that it’s a clip. I can take it on and off and use it for other projects! 4 To make the chalkboard -n- denim planter: purchase a chalkboard pot or paint one and grab some denim -n- lace ribbon. Cut a piece and tie around the top of pot!  Grab your chalk marker and write your message on the pot! 5

7 Voila! It’s all done. You now have your magical denim basket to gather your eggs or goodies in.  You know… This would make a GREAT EASTER BASKET.

Michaels has named denim the craft trend of 2015! Denim has always been a wardrobe staple and now it’s emerging in crafts and home décor.

  • If you’re looking for some spring project inspiration, take a look at Michaels’ new Make Market line for DIY project and home décor ideas – all made with simple, on-trend surfaces and textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork.
  • Michaels Makers readers are getting the inside scoop on an upcoming craft contest that will send one lucky participant on the trip of a lifetime to Paris. Check back on my blog March 2 to get all the details on how to enter.

Hope you enjoyed this post! See you in the next one!!! xoxo, jaderbomb


Are you looking for something to wear on Valentines Day but don’t want anything cheesy and covered with hearts! Boy do I have the perfect craft for you to do.

I don’t know about you but I love anything with LEATHER and I sell a lot of leather goods, especially my leather boho earrings! If you are interested in buying some please inbox me jade@jaderbomb.com. They are only $25 dollars and I promise you, everyone will want them off of your ears!!! The best part is you get to pick and choose your own colors to reflect your very own personality!

Make sure to check out these rose earrings I made, I think these look so cute on little girls! Plus they are the BEST kids craft!
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Today I wanted to share with you this fun and easy leather heart shirt that I made for the I Love to Create Blog! Make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post to see the FULL tutorial!
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I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy tutorial. This is also a great project for kids.

Hugs from my computer to yours…xoxo, Jade ♥

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Holy Easy Polka Dot Pillow Extravaganza! It’s MLK today and I am sitting at my computer suffering from a terrible abscess in my mouth. Rad right! Thanks to my doc I am all fixed up so I don’t feel any pain! I had a pretty quiet weekend and I honestly think my body needed it. I have been going from one thing to the next for the past few months and it felt really good to just chill out.

We have a few projects going on at home and don’t you worry I will be sharing them on here this week. I am painting our fireplace that is already painted so I am sorta excited to see the end results! It’s already painted a light sage green which isn’t that bad but I want a crisp clean whiten fireplace. Every room in the house is now white which is great because it allows the room to feel open and everything in the room pops! Don’t worry I might change my mind next week, that is usually how I roll!

Also we are adding another room onto the back of our house so I can’t wait to show you the things we are doing to that space! I have been wanting to do some polka dot leather pillows for a while now but since I have been so busy with the holidays I could never tackle this project. It’s an easy project but very tedious.  Don’t forget to check out my STUDIO TOUR! Also I was unable to attend CHA this year but yesterday I received a HUGE box filled with goodies from Fave Crafts so I will be posting about all of the items in there!

…now let’s get to the nitty gritty

Easy Polka Dot Pillow

You will need: Fabric Pillow Cases | Fabric Fusion | Leather | Scissors 

You can purchase all of the items I used by clicking on the links! They are affiliate links so by ordering from me you are helping support my GLITTER habit! XOXO
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Step 1: Get a sheet of fabric fusion and peel off one side. This stuff is seriously amazing! If you do not like to sew you can use this product and it works so good! no sew pillow cases

Step 2: Place the sticky side down onto the back side of your leather.  leather crafts

Step 3: Get a stencil of circles, I am using my favorite which is by Stencil 1. Order it here. If you don’t have access to a stencil you can find something round use that to trace around.  stencil 1 stencil

Step 4: Place your stencil on top of the fabric fusion and trace out your circles with a sharpie.
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Step 5: This is what it will look like once you are done. I used a pen instead of a sharpie.  how to cut leather

Step 6: Once you are done tracing carefully cut out each circle! Have fun with this part! hehe leather circles

Step 7: Peel off the white sheet on the back of the leather circles and place them where you want on the pillows. I didn’t measure mine out with a ruler I just eyeballed it.

Love you all my little craft bugs! Huge bursts of happy energy sent from me to YOU right through this screen! I hope this post allows your imagination to go bonkers and you create loads of leather goodies! See you in the next post.
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Happy Monday Jaderbugs!!! Lately I have been on a pom pom phase and I am honestly not quite sure why. So today I will be showing you how to make a Pom Pom Mirror.

Maybe it’s because when I pull out the craft supplies I used as a kid it makes me feel super giddy inside. The other night I posted a picture of some pom pom’s and asked my followers what was the first thing they thought of when they looked at them.  I was quite shocked at the responses and I just have to share them with you.  Here are some!
* Star Trek….tribbles
* Pom-poms on the back of ankle socks … “Booties”
* Sesame Street
* Will Farrell eating cotton balls in elf
* I spilled my craft supplies again
* Clowns
* Getting me a pair of white Keds and hot gluing these to them
* Kindergarten
* Craft projects
* Popples! Now that’s ole school!

These are just SOME of the responses and I loved all of them! This DIY is super easy and anyone can do them. Let’s get started!

Pom Pom Mirror

You need a few ingredients for this DIY.
* Colorful Pom Poms
* Old Mirror
* Hot Glue Gun
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The good news is at the craft stores you can buy these pons pons in bags of rainbow colors or you can get plain colors, depending on the look and style you are going with!  pom pom mirror

Are you freaking in love yet. Now I totally get that not EVERYONE will love this but I do and that is all that matters. You could do one with all white pom pons and you would be surprised at how soft and elegant it would look!

On another note, kids love pom poms and I promise you kids will LOVE doing this DIY! diy mirror

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I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial. Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be sharing a super unique tutorial for you. All I will say is there will be LEATHER!!!

See you in the next post!
XOXO, Jaderbomb

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