New Items! Meet Glitter Junk! @ Sugar Beet Crafts on Etsy

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Hello Everybody!

I just wanted to drop a quick line because I have been super busy making new stuff for my Etsy store.

I created a new line called Glitter Junk! It started off as just a fun project for myself. I love glitter and have been really into it this season. I wanted glittery jewelry that was not to child like, but I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. So I decided to make my own!

I loved it so much and received so many compliments I decided to make a bunch for the Etsy site.

These charms are so fun and really pretty. They sparkle at every angle and have an awesome 3D effect. Each one takes about 3 days to make and every one is unique.

My favorite part of crafting is having an idea or vision in my head and then actually fabricating it into something real. Working with resin is kind of a challenge, especially when working in a small space.

In the end, I am super happy with how they came out….too happy, its hard to part with them.  Me and sparkly go hand in hand!

I would love to know what you think! They are at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts

more items coming soon.

I hope you enjoy!

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Blue

Green

Green

Green

Pink

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Glitter Junk! Dark Blue Glitter Skull

Rock meets Glam!

Rock meets Glam!

A Perfect Gift

A Perfect Gift

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via Sugar Beet Crafts by SugarBeetCrafts on Etsy.

Want to be friends? I sure do! Like Sugar Beet Crafts on Facebook! www.facebook.com/sugarbeetcrafts

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Brandie Bell

Brandie Bell

Happy Cinco De Mayo Everyone!

I hope your having a great day and will have an even better night! So what is Cinco De Mayo? Well, many people think it is the Mexican Independence Day but that is actually on September 16. Cinco De Mayo celebrates Mexico’s triumph over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Which was a big deal, the French had not lost in a long time.

So here we are! Let’s Fiesta then Siesta!

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Here are a few things to get you set for a fun and traditional Cinco De Mayo Celebration.

1. Food!

Chips & Guacamole!

Guacamole dips is made of avocados, chiles, onions, tomatoes, salt and lime! Mush it all together and PA-DOW Guacamole!

Now instead of buying corn chips you can heat up some oil, cut up some tortillas into quarters, fry them in the hot oil until crispy and PA-DOW better celebration chips!

Tamales, Tamales, Tamales.

Looking for a recipe? Check out for lots of Tamale       Recipes. But just so you know… none will compare to my Gramma’s! – Food.com http://www.food.com/recipe/traditional-tamales-pork-15286

Chalupas!

Now you can go to Fast Food or you can go to WikiHow and make your own!! Love it!                                                                                   http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Taco-Bell-Beef-Chalupa-Supreme

2.  Loud Music!

Its just one day..so let it rip! Bust out the loudest Uuum Pa Pa, Uuum Pa Pa music you can find. Don’t have any you say?! Well here you go!

Got to LOVE Pandora: www.pandora.com/music/mexico

3. Crazy Lucha Libre Masks?

Well no…but Hey! Why Not! It’s a celebration! Not sure just how to make an awesome Lucha Libre Mask…

No Problem, click on over HappyThought.co.uk. This fantastic lady has not only given awesome instructions but there is also a free downloadable template! Its not too late Get printing!! https://happythought.co.uk/craft/printables/how-to-make-lucha-libre-masks-free-templates                                                                                          …no your NOT too old!

Have A Good Time!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

I love Frida

I love Frida

Oh and May the Fourth be with you!!

6 Amazing Recycled Basket Ideas from around the Web

Easter and baskets go hand in hand, inspiring this spectacular recycled basket post.

These amazing basket ideas have been gathered from around the web. They are brilliant and all from recycled materials.

enjoy!

1.)   Here is a great recycled basket pin by Tihamer L Nagy featuring recycled a  Hot Air Balloon made of newspaper:
Recycled Newspaper
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/520236194431468823/

2.)  Check out this awesome basket out of maps tutorial: Flashback: Woven  Map Basket  By

Woven Map Basket

http://makezine.com/craft/flashback_woven_map_basket/

3.)  Terry Ann from Atkinson Designs created a wonderful tutorial for making a basket       out of scraps of fabric.

Atkinsons Designs

Atkinsons Designs

http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atkinsondesigns/2014/02/woven-fabric-basket.html

4.)  Denim Do Over came up with an amazing recycled denim cover for your basket:

Denim Do Over!

Denim Do Over!

http://www.denimdoover.com/2014/03/make-a-denim-basket-for-easter/

5.)  This fun little basket by Craft Elf is a great way to reuse all those empty soda bottles!

Recycled soda bottle into basket by Craft Elf

Recycled soda bottle into basket by Craft Elf

http://www.craftelf.com/Caft_elf_Easter_Soda_bottle_basket.htm

6.)  Baskets woven from recycled plastic bottles by Brainstorm. So Pretty!

Woven Baskets by Brainstorm

Woven Baskets by Brainstorm

http://ems-brainstorm.blogspot.com/2015/01/woven-baskets.html

I hope these earth friendly projects help you create something wonderful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Valentines Day Upcycled Tags on Etsy

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A few months ago my mother contracted me to make her a bunch of tags she could use for gifts and cookie trays. She loved them so much I decided to take a stab at some for my Etsy store.

They are made out of old recycled file folders and index cards.

Here are the one’s I made for my mom:

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Here are some Valentines Day versions Available now on my Etsy store:

If you’re looking for an awesome way to add beautiful detail to a gift, cookie tray, or anything, these tags are a fantastic addition. They are very sturdy and make wonderful bookmarks.

If you would like something custom for a wedding, bridal party gift, graduation gift, or sweet 16 party favors, let me know, I can do custom orders.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

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Adventures in Art Journaling – Black and White Tree Sketch

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Hi Everyone!

I was cleaning out the craft stuff (It’s that time of year again already!) and found myself going through some of my older sketches and journals. I found this picture I drew in college (about 16 years ago, yikes!). I went through a phase of sketching trees, no color just black and white. I can’t explain it but there is something very therapeutic about seeing an object then sketching it out.  Maybe because it takes so much focus…and the focus is on something beautiful and natural.  Anyways, I had about 3 hours between classes and one day I just sat outside and drew for the whole three hours.  It was awesome and one of my clearest memories. So I thought I would share it….

Black and White Tree

Alrighty now its a new year lets get out those pencils and get sketching!

What is your favorite thing to sketch?

A little rain in California..

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We finally, after a long dry year, had some rain!! For me rain means mushrooms! I am a total mycology freak. I have always love mold and fungus, it fascinates my soul. So here you go some Cali Mushrooms!

What a perfect day for a mushroom family picnic.

What a perfect day for a mushroom family picnic.

A season for mushroom love.

A season for mushroom love.

Stay close to momma mushroom to stay warm

Stay close to momma mushroom to stay warm

A great day for a mushroom family photo.

A great day for a mushroom family photo.

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you have nothing but wonderful-ness to come!

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