From Idea to Product making art come to life

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Hello Everyone!

I am so excited about this post. I love to draw, always have, probably always will.  I have never formally taken a class or had any sort of training so I have always been shy with my art. Recently I have decided to just start drawing and putting it out into the world.

For Christmas my fantastic parents bought me a whole bunch of different types of Sharpies!!!! I love sharpies. They are fantastic to work with. If you missed my free Valentines Day Cards Downloadable post you can check it out here: https://goo.gl/hhBvOB

I used all sharpies to make the valentines day cards.

So I thought it would be a fun idea to make my mom and dad a thank you picture using all the cool markers they bought me for Christmas.

Here it is getting started:

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Getting Colored in:

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Done:

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I liked it! So I took a really high resolution photo of it, and had it made into real Thank You Cards!

Here is how they turned out!

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I also decided that they would make awesome Thank You coupon cards for my etsy store.

I am super happy with them.

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The Thank You Cards are available on my Sugar Beet Crafts Etsy Store Here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/268470697/set-of-3-thank-you-so-much-flower

If you love to doodle or draw or take pictures, don’t be afraid to take your art to the next level. It is really fun and easy to do.

Have you been inspired to draw lately? I would love to see it, feel free to post a link in comments.

Upcycled Jar Pumpkin Candle Holder

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Hello!!

I hope this Halloween week has been fantastically spooky! I keep watching scary movies and giving myself nightmares!

I have one more Jar Project for Halloween. The recycled Jar Pumpkin Candle Holder! This project is super simple!

What you need:

  • A Jar
  • Some Paint – Acrylic works really well
  • Mod Podge- optional
  • green string or ribbon
  • battery candle

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Add just a few drops of the paint and Mod Podge to the jar. I used a bit of ink spray but it just to brighten the color.

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Then put the cap on, and shake and swirl. You may have to do this a few times while it dries to get the right amount of paint around it.  I wanted it a little clear and streaky so i just let it dry as is. but you can keep coating until its nice and consistent.

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Once done with the paint, flip the jar upside down on a plate or stack of old newspapers so the excess paint has somewhere to go. Let dry.

I drew the face on with sharpie while the cap was on and I was swirling the paint around, but you can certainly wait until its dry. I did intend to Mod Podge the eyes nose and mouth with a fine brush then add black glitter, I was just too busy.

After everything is dry, add a bit of glue or Mod Podge to the very top of the jar and add either string or ribbon for a more finished look.

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Once that is dry, add your battery candle and enjoy!!

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Quick and Easy Jar Decoration

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Hello Everyone! I hope your Halloween season has been spooktacular so far!

Here is a super easy and quick way to add some pops of color and decoration around the house with stuff you probably already have.

These adorable fabric wrapped jars are great to add to any center piece, or table or just about anywhere. You can even add a candle and make them super awesome candle holders. Or shove some candy in them for a cool display

You just need:

  1. A jar (the one I used is super small they are about 2 inches. I think they are used for spices.
  2. Some fabric. (any will do, it just needs to be big enough to stuff into the jar.
  3. A bit of ribbon

Thats it!

Here is my little jar.

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Jar and Fabric, The fabric is super sheer shinny material.

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Lay down your material, then lay your jar in the center on top. I used 2 layers of fabric because the material was so sheer.

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Tuck the fabric into the jar. Press it all the way in so it doesn’t come back out.

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Wrap some ribbon around the top, and tie a bow.

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And there you go!

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A super simple, very quick way to add a bit decor this holiday season!

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Happy Crafting!!!

What simple ways do you like to dress up you home for the holidays?

Downloadable Halloween Tags Available at Etsy

HI Everybody!

Warning: shameless self promotion post 😀

Just a quick FYI, I have created some fun downloadable tag sets for halloween, they are great for Tags, Cards, Flags or Bookmarks! Check them out on Etsy!

Check them out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Halloween Tag Set 1 Preview Halloween Tag Set 2 preivew Halloween Tag Set 3 Preview

Also Available for Halloween the Bat Makeup and Pencil Bag:

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Have a wonderful week!!!

Thanks for putting up with my shameless self promotion! 😀

Cinco De Mayo 2014!

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Cinco De Mayo is Monday, May 5th. I am Mexican, German, English, Irish, and Spanish, so I love the plethora of celebrations throughout the year! Famous for backyard bbq’s, vibrant colors, loud music and celebration, Cinco de Mayo”the Fifth of May,” is a Mexican Holiday that actually celebrates the Battle of Puebla. This battle took place on May 5, 1862.

Check out more facts at: latinamericanhistory.about.com – http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/p/10cincodemayobasics.htm

Great Sites with amazing Cinco De Mayo Crafts

Tatertotsandjello – http://tatertotsandjello.com/?s=cinco+de+mayo

TipJunkie.com – http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/cinco-de-mayo/

DLTK – http://www.dltk-kids.com/World/Mexico/Index.htm

Spoonful.com – http://spoonful.com/crafts/mini-pinatas

Sheknows.com – http://www.sheknows.com/kids-activity-center/articles/990207/cinco-de-mayo-crafts-for-kids

Check out these amazing sites for party planning!

Todaysmama.com – http://todaysmama.com/2014/04/cinco-de-mayo-party-ideas/

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/tijuanaflats/cinco-de-mayo-party-planning/

Nubry.com – http://nubry.com/2012/05/5-party-tips-for-hosting-a-cinco-de-mayo-celebration/

The36thavenue.com – http://www.the36thavenue.com/2014/04/cinco-de-mayo-party-ideas.html

Punchbowl.com – http://www.punchbowl.com/party-ideas/cinco-de-mayo

Have a wonderful holiday everyone! Be SAFE!! ….I mean it 😀

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