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Glitter Epoxy Tumbler’s

Coffee, Wine, and Water Glitter Epoxy Tumblers
Coffee, Wine, and Water Glitter Epoxy Tumblers

Epoxy Obsession

Glitter Epoxy Tumbler’s are the bomb! I love glitter and bold colors. Personalized drink ware is super fun. What I have realized recently, is that adding smooth, crystal clear Epoxy to the mix just raised my cup game.

I have been personalizing cups with vinyl for some time. Now I am cooking with fire! I have added a few things to my arsenal and really created a fun way to make one of a kind tumblers.

Cowboy, Geode, and Glitter Tumbler
Cowboy, Geode, and Glitter Tumbler

Mixed Media Supplies

A few things were purchased to make the cup coating process easier. I also use a wide variety of supplies that I keep stocked on a normal basis to create swirls, color, pigment and finishes. Here is a list of some of the things that I use on the cups.

  • Cup Turner
  • Epoxy Resin
  • Vinyl
  • Glitter
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Locktite Spray Adhesive
  • Modpodge
  • Spray Sealer
  • Patina rub
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Electrical Tape
  • Painters Tape
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Razor Blades
  • Gloves
  • Towels/rags
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Wet/dry Sandpaper
  • 2 oz Plastic Measuring Cups
  • Small Wooden Popsickle Sticks

Info and Process

The epoxy process is lengthy. Each cup can take up to 12-14 hours or more depending on the complexity of the cup that I am making. Each round of Epoxy takes 5-7 hours to cure.

If I have a pre-ordered cup with a decal that decal is actually sealed into the cup and coated with a layer of epoxy. It can never be removed and is protected by the epoxy.

I have several cups that I have made without decals so if someone wanted that cup I can add personalization to it and either leave the decal on top for immediate delivery or add another layer of epoxy on top for a 24-48 hour pickup.

Each cup is a one of a kind, it can be reproduced with similarities and style but will never be identical. There are also small imperfections on every cup because the epoxy has a mind of its own. Most are barely noticeable, but still present with a careful eye.

Coffee, Wine, and Water Glitter Epoxy Tumblers
Coffee, Wine, and Water Glitter Epoxy Tumblers
Cowboy Glitter Tumbler
Chunky Silver, fine purple, and fine blue glitter

Care, Ordering, and Pricing

Stainless steel tumbler’s are not dishwasher safe. It breaks down the magic on the inside of the cup. Same goes with these. Hand Wash Only!

I will take any orders and give pricing on custom cups. If I think I cannot reproduce the order I would also let you know at the time of order request.

Basic cups with any finish and a decal are set pricing. Custom Cups and special requests are priced at time of order.

  • 12 OZ Vacuum Sealed Wine Glass Tumbler 30.00 (not pictured below)
  • 20 OZ Vacuum Sealed Tumbler is 35.00
  • 20 OZ Skinny Vacuum Sealed Tumbler 35.00
  • 30 OZ Vacuum Sealed Tumbler 40.00-45.00
Stainless Steel Sizes
Stainless Steel Sizes

Ordering preferably through Facebook , or Instagram @itsbobbie23. Email @ bobbie_lambert@hotmail.com

I will meet for pickup within reason or its 10.00 for shipping. I accept Venmo @Bobbie-Lambert-2, PayPal @ bobbie_lambert@hotmail.com or cash. All custom orders must be prepaid.

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A Week in the Life of a Meal Prepper.

Veggies
Friday night Fun!

You have and will make the time for things that are important to you.  #TRUTHBOMB. That is a hard truth when you apply it to all aspects of your life, so let’s not do that, I’m not trying to be that deep. Today, were just going to pretend it pertains to doing good during the week and planning your meals for this post.

Like literally, every week someone asks me how I meal prep.  How do you find the time to do it?  How do you eat food that you cooked a few days before? 

It is not unfathomable and once you do it a few times, and realize it is the most convenient, awesomest thing in the entire free world, you will get it.  Yep, you will drink the Kool-Aid.  I blogged about it last year too, here is the link, if you want to see the basics. It has some really fundamental ideas and concepts. https://bobbielambert.com/2018/04/08/meal-prep/

Meal prep on the grill
Griddle Meal Prep

Every time, I hear someone say…….

I don’t have time to cook during the week.

      We have practice and have to get fast food too much.

      I eat out for lunch every day and spend my shoe money on food.

      I am getting cankles because I eat processed food.

I am like………this is me, this is my life.   When I DO NOT PLAN MY WEEK, this is my life.  Probably a little worse because I whine about it.

Then I blame my husband for making me eat something I feel is not in my game plan, but tastes pretty damn good, and probably was my idea.  

It is easy to get off track when you’re not prepared or prepped. Then I blew it during the week and my weekend just is not as fun as it could be.

That’s why I plan and prep my week. Make it simple, I prepped for an entire week on the grill at the same time and it is fail proof.

Griddle Meal Prep
Meal Prep

As you can see there is some corn on the grill. That is for an InstaPot dinner I am making in the house while we grill for the kids.

I prep for my kids too. I made them InstaPot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes at the same time, in the same pot. 33 minutes and a 3lb meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes done to perfection. Add in the corn from the grill and they have a couple meals for the week.

I throw in a Turkey burger and veggies for them one night that I prepped for myself and then they get to pick one night for Chick file. Boom Weekly dinners done!

InstaPot Meatloaf
InstaPot Meatloaf
InstaPot Mashed Potatoes
InstaPot Mashed Potatoes

No Meal Prep Friday’s or Saturdays.  This is why I am not a size 0.  I do what I want on the weekends. I’m kind of a rebel like that.  I have reserve of course because there’s some decisions you cannot come back from, but for the most part I try to act like a normal person on the weekends :). 

RECAP: I Insta-potted a 3lb turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes at the same time, we have corn on the cob, 12-Turkey burger patties and my HUGE pile of veggies grilling away. You got to multi-task. I drink the wine and I do the things.

Hope this gives you some ideas because the possibilities are endless!

Happy Sunday,

X.O.X.O

Bobbie

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DIY Mini Scrapbook

DIY Mini-Scrapbook

DIY Mini Scrapbook

DIY Mini Scrapbook

Okay people, I am about to blow your mind!  This 5X6 mini scrapbook was created for less than a few bucks.  Yes! Super personal and very easy to replicate.  Whether you are looking for a handmade gift or just trying to make cute photo books from your vacation, (yes, I am still working on Disney from last summer)this is the perfect little project that is useful!

Whatever theme you are working on, you can embellish to your liking.  I needed some more Disney space for our photos so I used this theme to demonstrate DIY Mini-Scrapbook’s!

Materials used

  1. Paper theme of choice
  2. Chipboard or backing of used paper pad’s, any thick cardboard.
  3. Preferred adhesive or tape gun
  4. Hole punch
  5. Embellishment’s or words of choice
  6. Scissors or paper cutter
  7. Circle rings, brads, or ribbon for binding

Steps to success

  1.  You want to cut your recycled backing, chipboard, or thick cardboard to the size you desire.  This is infinite, but my desired size was approximately 5×6.  It seems like the smaller these little books are their cuteness factor goes up!  Hole-Punch your chipboard on the left side, then you will use that first cover as a template for all of your filler paper and the back of your scrapbook.

    Chipboard

    Chipboard or cardboard

  2. Covering your chipboard can be tricky, but I am going to show you an easy way to get right every time.  If you lay your chipboard, which will be the front and back of your album, directly on the paper that you are wishing to use, you can easily see what will fit evenly and perfectly.  You will trim the paper with the same margin around your entire chip-board.  You want to cut the corners off of each side of your paper evenly at every corner and this will ensure perfect corners every time.

    Chipboard paper covers

    Chipboard paper covers

    Front Cover

    Front Cover

The photo’s above show the middle cover already on and the front of the book will be the bottom color, the edges will show for this finished album.  The above example shows what 2-cuts you need to cover the front and back of the book.

3.  Once the front and back of the album are covered appropriately, then you can just use regular, thick card-stock for filler pages.  Use your original hole-punch template to mark all of your filler pages. I used approximately 12 pages and I measured them the exact same size as the front and back covers.

Finished product for front cover

Finished product for front cover

Finishing up

Lastly, select your binding.  I chose rings because some of my embellishments will be very thick so I wanted a lot of room to add things to my pages.  Using rings will allow for a lot of room and a super thick photo collage.

Embellish, design, create and scrapbook your photos onto the blank pages!  Finish out your cover and make a statement.

 

Easy Peasy DIY that makes you look like a pro!

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DIY Washer Necklace

Softball Washer Necklace

Softball washer necklace

Softball washer necklace

This Softball washer necklace is adorable and was exactly what I was looking to gift to my daughters softball team for the end of the season.  This is always my favorite thing when my kids are involved in activities, I like to commemorate all the hard work, friendships, and memories with a little something to remember the moment with.

I plugged in the dimensions of the washer to my Cricut and created a template to cut out all of the paper coverings that I used, you can totally do this by hand, it will just take you an extra step-No Bigs!

Softball washer necklace supplies used

  1.  String or cord
  2. Washers-I picked these up at the local Home Depot
  3. Beads
  4. Scissors and Lighter
  5. The paper for the design you want on the top of the necklace
  6. Spray paint color of choice
  7. Glossy Accents
  8. Mod Podge and paint brush

Step 1

Softball washer necklace

Softball washer necklace

If you are using your Cricut to make this softball washer necklace then you will not need to save a washer but if you are cutting the template out by hand you will need to keep a washer to trace onto your paper.  Trace the number of covers that you will need depending on how many necklaces that you are creating.

You will want to spray paint both sides of the washer with your spray paint of choice.  When allowing for dry time this step usually takes a couple of hours.  I picked up a cheap can of white non-glossy spray paint from Home Depot for around 3.00.

While waiting for my washers to dry, I went ahead and designed my washer template in Cricut Design Space.  If you are tracing your washers and cutting them out by hand you could begin this process because it will take you some additional time to trace and hand cut all of the washer covers.

Step 2

Softball theme washer cover

Softball theme washer cover

Once your washers are dry and you have cut out all of your decorative covers then you will add a layer of mod podge directly to the top of the washers with a paint brush.

You will then lay the paper cover on top and smooth down with your finger, rub all around the paper and make sure it is secure to the Mod Podge underneath.  Then take your paint brush and put another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper adhered to the washer.  Then let them all dry.

Step 3

Glossy Accent Step

Glossy Accent Step

When your Mod Podge is dry on your washers then you can add your Glossy Accent liquid.  This will give your washer a dimensional clear coat that makes a clear, soft, bubble over the paper.  I think this finishes up the necklace and gives it a professional feel. This step does require a couple hours of dry time.  So if your wanting a quick project you can omit this step.

Step 4

Lastly, you will add your cord, I bought a large spool of cord that I had to cut so I had to burn the ends with a lighter to keep them from unraveling.  I also felt that putting a bead at the top of these necklaces was a cute accessory, but you can also skip that embellishment if you do not have beads on hand.

That is it, a simple, pretty necklace that I added to their snack bags.  Making these necklaces were fun and gave all of the girls a little gift for their dedication to the season.

 

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I LOVE Coffee Cards

Coffe Cards

Coffee Cards using 2 techniques

Coffee cards are awesome! Who doesn’t want a coffee card? Almost everyone I know is obsessed with COFFEE!  There are so many coffee stamps and cut-outs available online. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have an excellent variety available.  If you use a coupon you can purchase one of these stamp sets for less than 2 tanks of gas, so worth it in my opinion.

My eyes are always drawn to these stamps because I like the images and they are fun to color. Before I started this blog, I would just sit in my craft room and stamp tons of images and color them in with different media and product. I could stockpile the images that I created.  Then when I had a tag or card that I wanted to put together they were already created and I would just assemble them as I go.

Donut’s and Coffee- Coffee Card

Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art put out the most adorable stamp set ever!  My kids love donut’s so I originally bought this stamp to create tags for things that I would like to give them. I make handmade cards for the people closest to me. Putting time into things that I enjoy and then sharing that time is meaningful to me.  This cute card and stamp set goes well with my theme for this post. I busted it out and got to work.

I used Zig Watercolor brush pens and a water brush to bring these stamped images to life.  At the end of this post there is a video demonstrating how easy the Zig water color brush pens are to use.  Be sure to check that out!  It makes you look good with no talent! I used Ranger archival ink for the stamped images and as you can see it does not smear when using the water color and water.  I finished this card off with 2 sentiments that were included in the stamp set.  Absolutely presh!

Coffee Stamp

Jilibean Soup and Hampton Art donut and coffee stamp

 Coffee Card. Steaming Cup.

If you have a Cricut machine, like I do, the Cricut design space is the best resource when looking up customizable images. Don’t have a Cricut machine? Then that needs to go on the wish list doesn’t it? Oohh myyy goodness… I cannot even begin to tell you how awesome the Cricut is (but that is another post entirely.)

I searched “Coffee Cup” in design space and then chose the preferred image that I wanted to work with.  A simple image was wanted.  Something that I could embelish.  Then the image was cut out using the Cricut machine.  I ran the brown back ground through my Sizzix Big Shot utilizing a flower embossing folder. Then distressed the embossed paper with “Vintage Photo” Ranger distress ink.  It gave the background dimension and highlighted the flowers .

The background was mounted on a coordinating color cardstock and then adhered the coffee cup to the front of the card.  I sewed around the edges and then added detail and a sentiment to finish the project shown below.

Cricut Coffee Image Card

Cricut Coffee Image Card

Cricut image Coffee Cup

Cricut Image Coffee Cup

Coffee Card with Sizzix and Tim Holz Stamp and Die cutout——- COFFEE!!

This is absolutely perfect for someone who does not have a Cricut.  You will need a embossing machine of some kind, but these are fairly inexpensive.  This stamp set comes with metal cutouts that lay over the stamped images and when you run it through your embossing machine and it cuts the images out perfectly.  I used Zig watercolor brush pens and a basic water pen to color the coffee cups and the sentiment that is included in the stamp set.  Perfection!  The video posted below is specific to this stamp set and technique.

Coffee Card

Tim Holtz and Sizzix CoffeeCard die and stamp set

Coffe die cut and stamp

Tim Holtz Sizzix die cut and stamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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