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Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Peanuts Halloween

THE GREAT PUMPKIN IS COMING! 



This year I am going to do it!  I'm going to create my own pumpkin patch!  I have dream of this for years and years. This year it IS going to happen.  I looked all over and found the preassembled Peanuts Pumpkin Patch from $70 to $135. BoOOOOOoooo Scary!

It is work, but fun crafting. I have started to create the characters for my personal use in my yard. I found a picture online of the main characters at Halloween.  I started with Charlie Brown, the easiest, a circle with a white trash bag and black gorilla tap circles all over it.  Add a laminated brown bag with a "rock". I have yet to attach the grounding stakes.  


I drew Sally's face and painted it the closest colors I have, gave her a blue plastic bow from a black trash bag.  I will laminate or cover the painted face with packing tape and attach her to some kind of grounding stake.  





Next is Linus. I looked at his image online and drew him as best I could. Yes, this project does depend on your skills to copy the infamous characters, but they are rather easy with practice. I will cover his face as well with lamination or packing tape and attach a grounding stake. It is a month until the Great Pumpkin arrives but I thought I would share this early if you wanted to create the same scene in your yard.




The plan is to make Lucy with her mask, a witches hat and a cape made out of that black garbage bag mentioned earlier. There is one other character, PigPen as a ghost in a dirty white garbage bag and the pumpkins made out of cardboard,painted, laminated, staked. All with stakes and sun-powered lighting for the night time.  I will continue to add pictures as I go along.

What about Snoopy and the Red Baron? You say. I'm thinking of making the dog house, out of cardboard, Snoopy and Woodstock and a byplane to put in my front window above the pumpkin patch display, lit from behind with Snoopy's silhouette in front of the moon.  A lot of work? yes, but a dream come true.  I will share the progress as I move along. So far the cost of my project: $0 I recycled cardboard, got the paints from reviewing, tape and stakes that I had around the house.  Being a frugal crafter, you look to reuse almost everything and say "yes" to free supplies.






DRAGON EGGS!

DRAGON EGGS!!!  FAIL  or I guess I'm not the mother of dragons.....


In the mode of Game of Thrones, I will continue with my fail at dragon eggs. Again, I watched a few YouTube videos to get an idea of where to begin. 

 I didn't have the large eggs that most had used. I used the smaller eggs of about four inches tall. I  cut my scales a bit too big/ and in my creative impatience, I continued.  I tried to use my cutting machine to cut more uniform scales, but it was an older foam and thicker than my machine could hand.  I cut them all by hand.

 I lost the line of scales and lost the general shape.
I asked my trusted friends what they thought of  my dragon egg. One said it needed gold touches.  So I added the gold brushing it on with a sock.  Another said it looked like a glorified artichoke.
OH GREAT.  I don't like it at all. Back to the drawing board and patience. 


Plans for change: Larger egg
                             Smaller scales
                             Give it the ability open
                             Put a dinosaur inside  
                           .
                             Take my time.


                               




IRON THRONE FROM THE GAME OF THRONES

THE GAME OF THRONES: IRON THRONE




My sons introduced me to the Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones at this point is an Season 8. I started at Season 1 and am now on 5. I thought how cool it would be to create the Iron Throne with my own hands. 

I go to YouTube for inspiration, and I watched several ways to make an Iron Throne.  Some used styrofoam, others popsicle sticks, others polymer.  Me, I used a combination of popsicle sticks and polymer for three reasons: 1) I had those on hand. 2) I have worked with those before. 3) I wanted my throne to be a little bit different.

I made the inverted swords from popsicle sticks. The other swords with polymer.  I started by forming a ball of foil and then pressingit into a square, one of the methods I saw on YouTube. Then I added a seat back, out of cardboard, covered with foil. Using some of the polymer, I stuck the inverted swords on the back of the chair. I placed strips on the seat and covered the sides with polymer swords. I made a nine inch circle out of polymer as the base for the throne. I baked the entire structure 210 degrees for 15 minutes.

 After I was satisfied with the sword coverage, I used acrylic paint and painted the chair black.  Then, taking a smaller brush, I lightly ran gray over the lines in the swords and wood. This gave it a dusted look.  Two days later, I decided the sword handles needed something to make the details pop. I painted the handles with brass color acrylic.

I always run my projects to my honest friends. One told me to add more gray, another said I nailed it. What do you think?  

IRON THRONE GAME OF THRONES
I plan to make a few more for friends and sell a few on ETSY.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Musicians Friend 2014 Firebird



                             2014 Firebird


The Musicians Friend has a 2014 Firebird for YOU! And
                                        HERE IT IS!






The Gibson SG Firebird 2014 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has mahogany wings wrapping its multi-ply laminate neck through construction.  The bound rosewood fingerboard has undercut frets over the binding for extra playing surface and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Other key features include mini-humbucker pickups, max grip speed knobs, Steinberger tuners, Graph Tech nut and chrome tune-o-matic bridge.

Is this the guitar that you've been looking for? The Musician's Friend has it and more.  Think you can't afford it?  The Musician's Friend has special financing. They also have lessons, amps, moderators, speakers, music, all kinds of instruments. EVERYTHING you need to be a successful musician! EXCEPT YOU AND YOUR UNIQUE STYLE!
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Go on, release your creative side through music!





Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Guitar Center Ibanez Guitar

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The Guitar Center Featuring 
                     THE IBANEZ GUITAR!

The Guitar Center is again featuring some of the most beautiful looking and sounding Ibanez Guitars.  Take a trip to your nearest Guitar Center or just visit online to see what they have to offer.


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Choose your color! 
 Choose your sound!

 Choose your style!

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From Lessons, to instruments, discounts, musics, amplifiers, controllers, microphones and other systems.  CHECK THE GUITAR CENTER FIRST!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Guitar Center

 GUITAR CENTER
     YOUR PLACE FOR ALL THINGS
                           MUSIC! 




The Guitar Center has products for all your music needs. They are high quality and reliable.  They carry new and used items at great prices.  You don't have to be a rich muscian to afford the best equipment!
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Monday, January 30, 2017

VivAcIOUS vALENTINES DaY GIFT GUIDE




                                                                                                     




VIVACIOUS VALENTINE GIFT GUIDE: not your usual Valentine's Day Presents

This blog, Carpe Diem, seize the day, to create, offers this Vivacious Gift Guide filled with created, crafted gifts for everyone!


                 Personalized Basswood Heart              

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Birch Heart Personalized Necklace
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PERSONALIZED HEART 4 GAMEUncommon Goods                                      

                                                  

 
PERSONALIZED INFINITY NECKLACES
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TWO HEARTS COME TOGETHER IN A BIG WORLD
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PERSONALIZED PILLOW COVER
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WE FOUND EACH OTHER
                                                          UNCOMMON GOODS





ITS IN THE STARS GLASS DISH


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                                     Rawr Means I Love You in Dinosaur
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Garden Box (seeds for planting)
VAT 19







Love Grows Here w Customized Picture
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Your Names on a Cross Sign!
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Beating Heart in a Bottle!
Uncommon Goods









Water Garden Aquarium
Uncommon Goods


Broken China Jewelry
Roses and Teacups








Vintage Valentine w Hankerchief
Roses and Teacups













Heart Shaped Tea Cups Set
Roses and Tea Cups







Personalized Sculpture
Uncommon Goods





CHECK OUT MY OTHER VIVACIOUS GIFT GUIDES: Gifts for Teachers
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For Men and Women
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AND COME BACK HERE TO SEE ADDED UNIQUE GIFTS.  READERS AND SELLERS ARE WELCOME TO CONTACT ME TO BE ADDED TO THIS GIFT GUIDE!
                               Marie
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