Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sunflower Glitter Tumbler - for me!

I often don't make things for myself and I've made quite a few epoxy tumblers and finally decorated my own.

Of course everyone knows I love ladybugs, obvious from my name, but I also love sunflowers and have seen some gorgeous sunflower tumblers out there.

Supplies used:
Ozark 30 ounce stainless steel tumbler 
Glitter Chimp Pearl ultra fine glitter
Glitter Chimp Steel City ultra fine glitter
Glitter Chimp Honeycomb chunky glitter
Hayes Water Slide Paper
Images from the internet 

I learned a trick for the water slide to apply it more easily, I mirror image for printing and the spray with acrylic sealer, usually 2-3 coats, and I can lay the water slide down and slide the paper from the top instead of sliding out from underneath the image. It makes it so much easier!

I used to overlay some of the sunflowers and ladybugs and I was able to print all the images on a 4x6 piece of water slide. This is only the second time I've tried chunky glitter and I need more practice for sure before I get the method down but I did learn to sprinkle lightly so it lays flat better. 

I'm still waiting for this to cure right now so I can start using!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Caregy HTV from Amazon - Family Reunion

I don't know how many different brands of HTV I have at this point in time but it is over 10 for sure. The difficult thing with different brands is they all seem to have their own temperature, pressing and peel settings and this can cause me some confusion when I get ready to make a shirt with a more than one color.

Recently I had to make quite a few shirts and need a lot of white HTV and went looking on Amazon because shipping prices tend to negate the cost of any sale prices on HTV. I sure didn't want to pay the prices from Hobby Lobby as I need over 7 yards! I did finally find one that had excellent reviews and thought I would give it a try. The CARGEY HTV is thinner than some of the other brands I have and I found it to weed and press WONDERFULLY!

The price at time of posting is $29.99 for 12"x25', yes that is FEET! Which if you are a Prime member and get free shipping it works out to $1.20 a foot! CAREGY does have limited colors right now but the prices are great! 

The shirts I was working on at the time were for our family reunion that took place over Labor Day weekend. Everyone loved their shirts. We started planning the reunion over a year ago to allow everyone time to get vacation and travel plans arranged. Each color shirt represents a different sibling family. This picture is of the first generation cousins that attended the reunion. We were missing, I think 7 first generation cousins that did not attend the reunion for various reasons. A few attending the reunion didn't want the design on their shirt, stating they wouldn't be able to wear the shirt again which was totally ridiculous to me but to each their own. 

We all agreed how lucky we are to have a close extended family and contribute this to the closeness of our parents as over they years they always kept us updated on what the other families were doing.
We are now planning a cousin's gathering for Thanksgiving weekend in 2020 that will take place in Branson. I might have to come up with a design for that event as well, except for those who feel they can't wear the shirt again *okie shakes her head and laughs*.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

WHEW I'm back!

Not sure if y'all know about blogs and websites much but one thing you have to do is make sure your payment method is up to date because there are "domain squatters" out there ready to snatch them up and then want to sell the domain back to you or someone else. I evidently didn't do that and some company snatched up my .com domain and wanted a few hundred bucks for me to get it back. And, let's be honest here, we all know I'm too dang cheap to do that!

Luckily I was able to go to Google and get the .net domain with my moniker but it took me awhile to figure out if I could import all my content from my blogger site to a new domain.  I was about to call my Goddaughter Amber and have her come help me but I was finally able to figure out how to get it to work. I was heartbroken about losing everything that I had done since January of 2008 and a bit of an elation came over me when I was able to switch everything to the new domain!

I have some projects I will be posting in the next few days and if you have me on Facebook you've probably already seen them but of course I give more detail in my posts here. 

I hope I still have some followers and they are still able to get notifications when a new post is made. You would think after so many years I would know more about this stuff but NOPE! I'm still an idiot when it comes to this website stuff! 

I will also be sharing something that I have come up with, for sale, that I think most of my crafty friends can find very useful. Right now it's still in the works but I'm going to have it all figured out in the next week or two!

Thank you to my loyal followers that let me know that Okieladybug is back up and running!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Am I Back?

Evidently I didn't update my credit card information for my domain and I lost the .com but I am now trying to see if it is working with the .net extension.