Memory Keeper Map Key-Chain

Good morning! Are you back into the swing of things or still on holiday mode? I am back at work, but the kid count is very low, so it’s still a slow week. It’s kind of a nice way to get back into the routine.

I like to make things out of maps and I made these key chains for my co-workers for Christmas, so I thought I would share them with you. I have other map projects here and here.  They are such a simple project, but are a great way to celebrate the city you live in or maybe that special place you have. Here’s the list of items you will need:

  • small wooden shapes
  • paint-color of your choice
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brushes
  • map of the city or place you want
  • pencil
  • key chain or loop
  • drill

map key chain supplies

I had this package of Woodsies in my craft stash and chose to use the oval ones.

map key chain wood pieces

I painted the back and sides of the piece white. You can pick whatever color you like, but you only have to paint the back and sides.

Map keychain wooden pieces

I was able to find some small maps online and printed them out, 4 on a page. I googled my city and then choose the one I thought would work best for my wood piece.

Map keychain city map

I used my Woodsie as a template to trace around my city. I centered it as close as possible and used a pencil to trace.

map keychain tracing your town

Once my pieces were traced, I cut them all out.

map key chain hometown circled

I painted Mod Podge on the unpainted side of the Woodsie, giving it a pretty good layer.

map key chain white paint mod podge

map key chain mod podge

Once the Mod Podge was on, I centered the map piece on top and gave it another coat of Mod Podge. When the piece was dry, I trimmed the edges of the paper.

map key chain last coat of mod podge

I added a small ring to each one and they were done!

map key chain city of hanford

I love how this turned out!

map key chain hanford city

map key chain keys and sunglasses

map key chain purse, glasses, keys

map key chain scarf orange and turquoise

map key chain with sunglasses, purse

Do you have a place that is special to you? Maybe your hometown, or a place you have traveled to? I would love to hear about it! Let me know in the comments!

map key chains with keys

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!

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Adding to the Gallery Wall + A Giveaway!

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great week and you are ready for the weekend.  Did anything exciting happen during the week?

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I don’t know how many of you remember, but we worked with Canvas Factory before.  This website creates some of the highest quality canvas pictures and they turn out absolutely amazing!  You can either use a picture that is already on their website or you can upload one of your own.  And there are so many ways you can customize your pictures and make them your own!

While exploring the pictures on the website, I couldn’t decide what kind of picture I wanted.  After searching through all of the pictures, I finally came across one that I liked.  Something simple to add to my gallery wall.

And I came across this!  And I fell in love!Full Picture

Isn’t it pretty!  It’s very simple but gorgeous.  Though it is slightly hard to tell from the picture, the compass is actually a dark blue color, not black.  But either way, it looks great with all of the other pictures!

So, now I have added this and a few other pieces to my wall and it is slowly getting closer to being finished.  But…I still have a ways to go until I can finally say the wall is done.

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I think it is looking fabulous!  Just a few more arrows and words and it will be finished.  I never realized how much work actually went into putting a gallery wall together.  But I’m having a lot of fun doing it!

Now how would you guys like to get a free canvas from Canvas Factory???  I know, awesome isn’t it!  All you need to do is following the link below and there are a few options of things you can do to be entered into the raffle!  You have until September 20th at 11:59 pm to enter and I will be announcing the winner in my blog for next week.  So check it out and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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BlitzyBlingArt Makes a Public Appearance!

Hello everyone!  So I know that I have been away for a while, and I apologize.  But, there is a reason why.

I have been working nonstop on BlitzyBlingArt.  Why would I do that?  I’m going to a craft show tomorrow.  Hooray!

Now for this craft show I am taking 50 separate pieces.  And for me, I did almost all of it by myself.  With the help from some of my friends, I was able to complete all of these pieces.

So here are some of the pieces that I am taking with me!  I hope you like them all!

First is this adorable turquoise crown.  Of course it can be made in any color, but this looks like it belongs in Frozen.

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Next is this cute fat penguin.  Who doesn’t like penguins?

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Then we have a Fleur de Les.  This is such a classic design that looks great in any type of decor.

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Now we have a cute little pig.  The color is perfect for a pig, don’t you think?

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Next we have Cinderella.  I have many different Disney silhouettes, and Cinderella is one of my favorites.  I love how elegant she looks.

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Why no have a little bit of fun with emojis?  Of course I had to make a unicorn!  I love the colors and how perfect it looks.

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Finally, I have a few pieces that were extremely tricky.  And this one was no exception.  This mandala was one of my favorites to work on and is definitely one of my favorites that I am taking!

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So that’s it!  These are some of the 50 pieces that I am taking with me to my craft show.  I hope it goes well, and I hope I come home with less than 50 pieces!

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Corner News-More Blingy Stuff!

Hey everyone!  So, this post is really short, I’m sorry!

But, I’ve been working on more of my blingy art like my British flag.  They aren’t as intricate as the flag, but they still look great!

So here they are.  First is Belle.

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Next is Ariel.

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Then we have Aurora, also known as Sleeping Beauty.

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Finally, we have my personal favorite princess Jasmine.

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Now, I have all of these pictures on my Etsy shop, BlitzyBlingArt.  Click on the name of my shop to go visit!

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Need New Art? Let RedBubble Help!

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 Have you ever been a huge fan of a show?  Like, you can’t miss a single episode and you could watch them over and over again?  And what about merchandise?  Do you want all of it?

BUT YOU CAN’T FIND ANYTHING THAT YOU LIKE???!!!???!!!

Isn’t that terrible?  As soon as you want to buy everything out of the store, there isn’t a single shirt or phone case that you like.  Life just isn’t fair, is it?

But there is a solution!

Redbubble.com is a site where you can buy custom artwork for clothing, phone cases, bags, and more!  Artists can add their own custom art to the site and everything can be searched.   Everything is great quality and all the shirts that I have ordered have been super soft and comfy.  They also run true to size, so you don’t have to worry about if they will fit or not.  If you have a show you like, look it up on RedBubble and see what they have!

Do you like ‘Once Upon a Time’? Check this Captain Hook hoodie by Jabberdashery out!

Captain Hook Hoodie

What about Minnie and Mickey Mouse?  Check out this Samsung Galaxy Phone Case by Brianna Reeves!

Minnie Mouse Case

Is gaming your thing and love watching people play Five Nights at Freddy’s?  Check out this cool Foxy tank top by Kaiserin!

FNAF Foxy Shirt

This is just a small portion of what can be found on RedBubble.  There are so many different items that can be searched for and so many more designs can be found.  By searching for items on RedBubble, you are helping out artists who have put their art online.  This website is awesome and I love looking for new items that I can add to my collection!

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