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Treasury Tuesday

Greetings, & here’s hoping you all had a fabulously-fun-filled-Fourth! 😀 I know we did! Unfortunately, I had camera issues, so there are no photos of fireworks this year to share with y’all. 😦 Sorry, folks.

However, I am in the process of creating a bigger & better CheekyGeeks blog, so hopefully at the end of the week you will be able to find us at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk instead! (It’s still under construction, but feel free to take a peek & give input!) So, with that news… Wooo! I’m still debating on whether I want to pay to have this page redirect there or if I just want to put up a message saying we’ve moved… that’s $13 per month! What to do?! T_____T What do you fine folks think?

As you may have noticed, this post is called TREASURY TUESDAY!! 😀 One of my favourite things to do is peruse Etsy & check out all of the nifty things people are creating. If I feel inspired, I pop my favourites that fit a theme in to a Treasury. I thought it’d be fun to share one of my my popular — & first! — treasuries I made, called Rainbow Strange!

 

‘Rainbow Strange’ by egcom

Rainbows are fun! Everyone loves rainbows!! There’s a pot of gold beneath them!!! …but wait, not all rainbows have gold. Some have strange things, unusual things. Those kind of rainbows aren’t as loved. But they should be.

40 PERCENT OFF Edgy Punk Rock Rainbow Pop Art Portrait Wall Art Print - Don't Drink Poison by Carissa Rose 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 - NeverDieArt Rainbow desk worm - ButterflyLove1 Gummy Bears - Soaps - FrostedCrossbones Gray and Rainbow Dot Strange Foo - Recycled Wool Plush Toy - sighfoo
A3 wall art print poster of a big black monster on a colourful, magical island and rainbow there as well - thenosuchdisco Vintage 80s 90s Hip Hop Rainbow Cropped Tie Dye Jacket - RogueRetro Unicorn and rainbow panties knickers underwear lingerie - knickerocker POOP Stationery set of 7 - snew
Puking Rainbows Meme Necklace - ClayMyDay KATWISE elf coat - Rainbow Magic - Tutorial PDF - katwise Original Collage Art ACEO Medical First Aid Art Color Spectrum roygbiv Paper Collage - dadadreams Bring me home - Limited edition matte print - wishcandy
Unique handmade felt hats - rainbow colors, colorful, natural, extraordinary, fantastic, crazy, party hat - Feltthink Dorkicorn Dorky Unicorn rainbow clouds sky kawaii silly fun Original lowbrow comic art illustration - zombietoes ACEO Art Print Rainbow Bear Hot Air Balloon, Pop Illustration Kawaii Cute Monster - Limited Edition 2/35 - lemonshortbread Color Monsters, toys, plushie, stuffed - cronopia6

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Gah! Well…that was…interesting. What do you guys think? Isn’t it just FAB?! Srsly. Who doesn’t love rainbows… even more when they’re…different?!

I’ll try to post again tomorrow or Thursday, but I’ll be working on a freelance project this week, too. I’ll post another fun-fill Treasury next Tuesday!

Do any of you have some awesome treasuries to share? Leave them in the comments!
If you’re interested in seeing my other treasuries right now (you impatient things, you!), click here.

Until next time, dears!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

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Paper craft rut!

Sorry for the delayed post, folks — I hope you all had a lovely Father’s Day weekend with all your Dads/Pops/Father/Grandpas out there!! We were quite busy here in Texas. 😉 Oh! Has anyone noticed the new banner? I originally put up our newly designed logo for 2 Geeks & a Grandma, but it looked so lonely after the cute little Pachyderm animals left, so I combined them. 😀 Tee-hee!!

I’ve been thinking about starting the scrapbook for me & my beau… we certainly have enough photos (though not as many with me in them, as I’m usually the one photographing.) Of course, if I do that, I’ll probably be busting out the Cricut at one point or another..! I usually cut things by hand & such, but about a year ago my family all pitched in & got me the Cricut Expression (er, I think that’s what it is? I’ll have to check later..!) Here it is in all of it’s glory:

Woo!

Paper crafting essentials!

(Forgive the filters, that’s from my Instagram account..! Which, by the way, I am considering “re-opening”…thoughts??)

So, in thanks, I made each of the family who’d pitched in a specially-made card, just for them! My favourite one is actually one I made for my Uncle:

I used simple cardstock sheets & scrapbook paper scraps! Cute, right?

I used simple card stock sheets & scrapbook paper scraps! Cute, right?

Isn't the envelop just fab? I felt it really added to the Asian theme of the oragami. :D

Isn’t the envelop just fab? I felt it really added to the Asian theme of the oragami. 😀

The card front (and most of the inside) was created using scrap paper I had lying about (I can’t trash anything…my bane!) & the black was done with a super-fancy (wait for it…!) Sharpie! Haha! We roll high class in hea!

Lately I’ve been really itching to do some more paper crafting, & I’d really like to make some more items with my Cricut (poor thing doesn’t get as used as it ought to!) I’m just not sure what I want to make!! Most of my paper crafts are very large — like some amazing paper bird houses I made a couple of years ago…

Oooh…looks like I had an idea, now! I’ll have to do up a super amazing paper bird house tutorial! Yay!! ❤ Oh-oh!! And a journal!! I created some neat designs via the Paper app on my iPad recently…remind me to post them! ;D

What awesome paper crafting ideas do you guys think I should give a shot? It does not have to be done with a Cricut — I’m up for any challenge! I am soooo looking forward to some great ideas!

Cheers!!
–EL

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Sick Daze

My apologies for the lack of updates today… I’ve been bedridden with a severely sore throat, congestion, coughing, the works. 😦 I’m sipping some green tea with a spot of honey now, so it feels a bit better at the moment.

My day has not been entirely unproductive, however! I began working on an embroidered bag, until I grew exhausted. :/ I managed to beat level 65 of Candy Crush (FINALLY!) — It only took about a month. Sheesh…. I love that game, but I hate that game. Now I’m just waiting for FaceBook friends to lend a hand so that I may pass to the next section.
In other news, those geeky soaps I’ve been working on were finished earlier this week & are curing now.
Now that I’m feeling a bit better — at least enough to sit up, haha! — I’ve been painting another robot themed work. This one is sort of a robotic take on the art nouveau style, sort of steam punkish, if you will.
Here’s a teensy preview 😉
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Before I got suddenly sick yesterday, I had made a fantastic birthday card & birthday button for my favourite co-worker, Mrs. Debbie. She seemed quite pleased with them!! She’s very in to flowers, so I used a photo I had taken of a rose from the Ft. Worth botanical gardens & then added “kawaii” graphics using the Pri Pri Marron app. (Even though the graphics themselves aren’t of my own design, I’m still the one who “composed” the layout & design, so I’m totally allowed to still take pride in it! xD ) Here’s what I came up with:
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And here is the adorable button!
Front:
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(I got excited & made the button part before letting the glue fully dry…whoops!)
Back:
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(Cough-cough!) Okay…I should finish my tea & rest more.
Cheers!!
–EL