Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Whassup Whassup #17

Hey-O Guuuuurrrlzzz!  Whassup???

I HATE so many of my DEAR Blogging besties not getting Drawn for the wins...so I am starting a
NEW SURPRISE Giveaway,  with the Giveaway entries running Monday thru Sunday and the WINNER announced EVERY
Following  MONDAY!
Go Click that Google Follow Button to be entered!!!  A MUST!

I am STILL down with the STINKIN Shingles in my mouth!  Im not feeling to good...So, please understand thats why I am doing a "ReRun" Post...Its still a good one though....A GREAT 'Mothers Day'gift...possibly:)
Or Teachers Gifts coming up...YEP, school is almost OUT!  Good Laaawdy!

So a fun, SUPER EASY, do it in bed while watching TV, craft!
A Super Inexpensive Bookmark...

Some Twine...this is SUPER CHEAP at Hobby Lobby...and look at how much is in that "ball"...
this "ball" will last FOREVER!!!

The Sky clears and a Ray of Sunlight Shines down on this Book!

Cut *6* lengths of the twine...be sure and give yourself PLENTY of slack or your gonna have a PROBLEM tie-ing on the Charm that goes on at the end...
WHY, you ask, do I know this....
Uuuuhhhh, cuz Kara did NOT have MORE than enough slack and trying to tie the Charm on was.....Anutha NIGHTMARE...but got it!

This is my Lap desk that i use when im in bed on the computer or doing a SMALL Craft...
 (Get aquainted with it cuz you will see it OFTEN)
Tape down all the twine at the top end...tape it GOOD!

Then seperate the 6 strands into 3 groups of 2...then Braid.
Im using my "Laaaa" book as a measure guide...AGAIN, braid MORE than enough, longer than you need, cuz NOW...

simple braid

NOW...Tie ONE Big knot with the ENTIRE group of twine

BOTH ends of the braid need to look like THIS...Plenty extra length of twine to tie on the Charm...
This end of mine was fine..Uuuuhh, the OTHER end, NOT so much...Had to pull out the TWEEZERS to tie the Charm on at that end...IT WAS GRUUUUUELING to say the least!
I FINEALLY handed it over to the HUB!
He got it!  Thanks Babe, I LOVE YOU!

I found a few things in my Studio to use as the Ends....This CAAAAUTE lil Cross Charm....

And these Pretty lil Jewel drops....LUUUURVE these...love the Bling Bling!

Decided to go with the Cross!
  So tied it on, and knoted it 3 times, then cut off the ends of the Twine...
Then I put a Lil dab of clear glue at the base of the knots
 to help keep them from getting loose and coming apart

There she is!

Cute as can be!
Isnt this bookmark "Charming"???
Get it...CHARMing...

And I LOVE the look of ANYTHING "Natural"!   Twine, Burlap...Love it!
And using only 6 strands gives the Braid some weight, but its NOT to thick to be "Bulky" in your book...

Works like a "Charm"!!!
I used a Charm...Works like a "Charm"...Uuuhhh, yeah...I know....Kara, REALLY???

So the OCD in me couldnt let that Bling Bling go UN-DONE!
These are in the Bead section of Hobby Lobby or Michaels...or your local Craft store

This is a BIT different because there is a Hole that runs THROUGH the top of these...Like, there is not a loop ring on top as there was with the Charm...so you have to run the twine through the gem and double it back up to the other end
(This is kinda hard to explain...are yall confused yet?   Cuz I AM, and I MADE the dern thing!)

See, its just 1 LONG piece of twine, pulled thru and back to the end....then cut your piece of twine...
GIVING yourself PLENTY of slack!

Now, tie in a knot 2 times

So you should have 2 of these...One for each end

Lay out the length

Then you will need to cut the 3rd gouping of 2 strands...So you should be at *6* strands total...
then secure the Top end with tape again to hold in place while you Braid

Its taped down secure and Im Braiding like a Hairdresser...
Braiding THIS SMALL is a lil tuff...ESPICIALLY with da Hoochie Nails!
HEY!  I MIGHT could make some $$$ on da side doin Hair Extensions!

NOW!  When you get to the end of THIS Bookmark, tie All the Extra length of strands into knots...like 3 times, just to have the ends secured tightly...AGAIN, a dab of glue at the base of the knots is good to secure the knot from loosening

Ive knotted the ends several times so it looks like this

Then clip the extra ends of twine off...
Then I Frayed the ends cuz I thought it would make it look a lil tattered!
HEY!  I see a JOKE here...
  What did the twine say to the Jewel when the Jewel asked the Twine "Are ya Hangin in there Buddy?"... the Twine said "Im A Frayed Knot!"  
 Get it???  
A Frayed = Afraid
Knot = Not!
I know...SHUT UP Kara!!!

There it is!  LOVE the Bling Bling!

Again...Love the Natural look of the Twine!

I LOVE it!
What a "Jewel" it is!
Get it?  Its a Jewel and its made....I know...SHUT UP KARA!
For the Love of PETE, SHUT UP!
Whos Pete???  JK!

These would be AWESOME yet INEXPENSIVE gifts!

Its Whassup Wednesday!!!
Ive been showin ALL of YALL whas been up with ME!  NOW!
Im sick of Whassup with ME! 
Whassup with YALL???

Linker up!
You all know Im Easy...link up Anything about what YALL are doing!

ALL I ASK is to PLEASE DISPLAY my Whassup Wednesday Button on your Blog or a Linkback to my Blog
 so MORE people can get involved!

Have a BLESSED day!



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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kara I LUUUUUUUUUV those bookmarks!! Definitely would make a great gift. Get well wishes sent your way, Martina

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

That is a great bookmark!!

Thanks so much for hosting the party!

NanaDiana said...

I remember this idea and it IS really cute! Get well soon there Motormouth! (who but me could say that and get away with it, huh?;>) You must be champing at the bit (so to speak)..lol Imagine YOU not being able to talk...oh my....Love to my sweet ole' big haired Texas friend. xxoo Diana

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I agree...this would make great teacher gifts. Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you start to feel better SOOOON!!!!


amber @ barbwired said...

I am soo very sorry you are feeling bad! I will pray for your healing. You are right though, this is an awesome repost!

Feel better soon!

amber @ barbwired

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the bookmark, but even more thanks for the nod about the book. I'll have to look into that one. I'm sorry you're still dealing with pain. :( Feel better!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hey, sweet lady! I'm glad you still have your sense of humor w/all of the pain I know you're feelin'. So sorry!

Hope you're getting some relief. Thanks so much for hosting again!

Diann said...

Well, both of the bookmarkers came out totally cute!

AliLilly said...

WOW!!! Those are great!! BOTH of them! I'm gonna have to make me some! Thanks for hosting! :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very cute idea! Be well soon!!!

Courtney @ Red Heads Craft More Fun said...

Ok, I admit. I laughed OUT LOUD about the frayed not! Thanks for hosting the party and the bookmarks turned out great!


Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

I hope you feel better soon, thanks for hostessing!

Tammy said...

I love your bookmark. Thanks again for hosting!

Faye said...

Great bookmark idea! Thanks for hosting!!!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Thanks for hosting!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is so pretty ! Great job !
Following you back !

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh sweet Kara, we want you to feel better! I'm so sorry you are still dealing with pain. It does get better I promise. Just keep taking care of yourself. Thank you as always for hosting. I hope it's okay that I linked up my 101 post. Even if it's not a crafty project maybe it will help someone edit those crafty photos even better! ;)

Take care friend!


M said...

Thanks for inviting me!

Staci J said...

That's a simple but darling little bookmark! Love the crystal at the end:) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Hope you are feeling better real soon! Thanks for hosting!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks Kara, for the invite to your party. Thanks for your wonderful compliment and following me on my journey. I love your ideas and I'm following you as well. Get Better Soon!
Rosemary :)

laxsupermom said...

Hope you're able to put those painful shingles behind you soon. I hear they're awful. Love the bookmark! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

Walking by Faith said...

Thanks for stopping by and following me! I'm following you now, as well. I love your blog, and your weekly party is fantastic! I linked up my baby button blanket as well as a tutorial for a no-sew shopping cart cover. I'm also adding a your blog to my list of Linky Parties! :)


Katie said...

Thanks for the invite to your link party and for your sweet comment :) I got even more excited when I saw my little niece in one of the thumbnails and now I see my sister-in-law commented above me! Blogging world is so fun! Thanks again for finding me bc now I've found you and your beautiful blog!

Katie@ Little Things Bring Smiles

A.Vang said...

Thank you so much for the invite! I {heart} Linky Parties! Your bog is fantastic! I am happy to be a new follower!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You poor thing! Just lifted you up in prayer for healing and strength to endure until the healing is complete! Thanks for posting the party in the midst of the struggle!

Emily said...

Sorry your still under the weather, you have to be feeling soooo bad. Hope you'll be better soon. I missed this post earlier so glad you did the rerun, great how to for the bookmark, and yep it is CHARMING, love anything with a charm here. Take care and thanks for hosting.......

The French Hutch

Kristi said...

I'm so using this as a teacher gift idea. Precious. Take care of yourself. I hope you are better soon. Thank you for hosting.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a great idea! I love the added charms and gems! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Katie said...

Thanks so much for the invite!! Super cute bookmark!!

Sweet Floweret said...

I stumbled onto your blog and noticed the book by my Pastor! I go to Harvest Bible Chapel where Pastor James teaches ;) Great bookmark and Linky party!

Becca said...

You know I love your bookmarks ... especially the fun crystals !! I hope you're done with the ickies for good !! Thanks for hosting, love. Becca xo

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Miss Kara! Love your bookmark idea~ and yes, perfect for teachers gifts too! Thanks for hosting - all linked up - hope you are feeling better soon! Hugs, Courtney

Lisalulu said...

what a great blog.. and so sorry about shingles..my 18 yr old daughter had them.. and they keep coming back! ouch!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such cute ideas and I am late for your party, too! Sorry you are having a rough day.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a great idea, Kara! I need to make myself a cute book mark like that! I am battening down the hatches today because we are having a major tornado outbreak! I might not be blogging much in the next few days, so please pray for us in Central Alabama!

Ricki Jill

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Kara~

Thanks bunches for hosting another great party! I just love your "charming ideas. :)

Drop By The Tattered Tag

Devi McDonald said...

Thanks for hosting this party!! :)

Alison said...

I love the bookmarks!

Thank you for commenting on my Inspiration post! :) I will try to link up to this post as often as possible. (I do most of my links during lunch at work and my work internet blocks the type of linkup you use. {Whatever the blue ones are always work})

Theresa said...

I have never had shingles, but know plenty that have and they all have felt horrible. So sorry your having to go through them. Just remember God answers prayers and you've got a lot of people praying for you just like I am.

Get Well Soon :)

Peace, Love & Decorate

Manni said...

Hi Kara
Love your blog, I'm a new follower and enjoyed some of your posts!!! You passion for life, art and family shows thru your work. I can't wait to read more of your posts :)

Courtney and Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog today and leaving your sweet comment. I love when I find a fellow Texas blogger! We are now following you back and are linking up to this Par-Tay! Thanks for the invite. Hope you start feeling better!!



Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love the bookmark! I hope your mouth is starting to feel better or you atleast have pain medication for it! Ouchhh!!!!!

tinkeranniebelle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!--I love yours!!

Valerie @ {boogaboo} handmade said...

Thanks so much for inviting me over and for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm your newest follower. Hope you start feeling better soon! I've had shingles once before...not fun at all!!

Jenn said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the party invite! I have added your party button to my linky party list and linked back to you in my post. Now I'm off to look at the rest of your blog!

Sibylle said...

here I am! thanks for stopping by Funkytime!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Sorry to hear you are still sick, Chica!! I hope you get better soon so you can get back to your fun self...I don't have anything to offer up on Whassup Wednesday's but your button is displayed proudly on my blog...this whole moving from MD to NC is sucking the creativity out of me...I can't wait to get moved so I can get back to normal...I have decorating to share :)

LrSchwtz said...

Thanks for the follow and link up at my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link up at www.laughloveandcraft.com!
I'm your newest follower, and can't wait to link up again next week!

Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

Thanks for hosting the party and I hope you feel better soon!

Donene said...

Thanks for your nice comments and I'm following you back! Thanks for the party as well!

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and bringing a smile my way today. I am your newest follower!

decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

hi kara, i just found you from one of ur comments on someone else's blog, funny how we hop and jump and skip around these blogs isn't it? anyway, i love ur blog and ur funny too! those are really cute bookmarks, so i'm glad you re-shared them! i might do this for mothers day along w/ a book for gifts! thanks for the idea and i joined your party #200 is me! and my oh my! i pray you get well soon, that sounds like an awful thing to have in ur mouth! blessings, deanna

janet said...

Morning Kara,
So happy to be part of this eclectic party this week

Your book marks are fabulous and look so easy to make...thanks for sharing.

janet xox

PS...off to visit some blogs!

Sybilline said...

Thanks for the invite ;) Take care...

relynndare said...

Thank you for inviting me to link up. I am so happy you enjoyed my blog! Have a great day.

Marydon said...

What a celver & interesting bookmark idea. So enjoy my visits with you ...

Have a great weekend.

Bowie Bunch said...

Thanks for the invite! Hope you are feeling much better soon!


Laurie said...

Hi Kara dahling! Hope, hope, hope you are feeling much better! Thanks for hosting a lovely party!

colleen said...

Hey, thanks for your comments and the invite. I love your blog! I will definately be following.

Chris said...

The bookmarks are a great idea. Who doesn't need a little more sparkle for their day?

Sonal said...

Thank you for inviting and hosting the party.

Hope you feel better soon.

Kristi Flanagan said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and inviting me to join your party!


Punkin Seed Productions

Brenda said...

Hi Kara!
Thanks for the invite! So nice to meet you!
Your blog is wonderful! I love your bookmarks!
Hope you get feeling better!

I'm a new follwer!
Have a great weekend! Come along and visit anytime!

Chiara said...

Thank you for hosting, Kara! There are some amazing projects in this party--very fun! Have a beautiful day . . .

Carri @ Redefining C said...

Cute idea.
:( I can't link to your party though. I haven't had a problem before and now all of a sudden it won't let me upload my pic. :( Great party...love looking at all the projects!

Kindra said...

Guess what!?!?!?! Pastor James MacDonald is MY Pastor! He rocks! As a matter of fact I helped wrap those books when they first came out last year and received one for volunteering. Small world!

Erin A said...

THanks for inviting me over!! What an adorable blog, and I LOVE your project! I have some jute twine here that I'll be trying that with soon. Lovely lovely.

Thanks for hosting such a great party!!

Erin :)

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