Announcement!

Currently Listening To: “Scissors” -Blood on the Dance Floor

 

Exciting news! My online store is now open! For anyone who was interested in my designs, I now have the store set-up and ready to go. 

http://bowsandchokers.storenvy.com/

 

For now it’s mostly just the jewelry end, but eventually I’ll get the bows and clothing up. In the future I may also list old clothes. But yeah, there ya go :3 I hope you guys like it, and thank you for your support. c:

 

~Samm Sanity

DIY: Poison Tea Canister

Currently Listening To: “The Garden” -The Creepshow

 

I needed a container for all my goddamn green tea (like, there is so much and I keep buying more). Unfortunately there hasn’t been any Halloween tins this year, and that is what I initionally wanted to get for all my tea. But, I had tried this gelato earlier in the week and the container it came in was a pretty decent size (1 pint container). I finished the gelato and cleaned the container. I forgot to take pictures through most of this process, so I don’t have a picture of the original container, but all the print on it was printed directly onto the container, so I didn’t have to deal with wrapping/sticky residue from glue.  So the whole process was easier.

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  • 1 pint container (any container really)
  • Black and white acryllic paint
  • Paper/pencil
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint brushes
  • Font pictures

 

1.) If there is paper/wrapping on container, take that shit off. Then paint the whole thing black. This may take a few coats to get opaque. 

2.) While this is drying, find some pictures of the font you like (if you can free hand, ignore me) and make a stencil by using your computer as a light box. (I typed Gothic font into Pinterest and it gave me many beautiful options) Tape paper to the screen and trace out the letters you need for whatever poison you choose. Cut this out with an exacto knife.

3.) When you have enough layers of black to to cover the container decently, use a cheap shitty glue stick to lightly glue the stencil to the container. Lightly dab glue around the important parts to keep them still. (There may be residue when you remove the stencil, just paint over with more black). Begin filling in the stencil with white paint. I personally did the bare minimum to fill it in, then filled it in the rest of the way and cleaned it up once I removed the stencil.

4.) Once you remove the stencil, clean up edges and add any details (such a swirls) that you couldn’t make with the stencil. 

5.) Decorate the rest as you so desire.

6.) Pick your poison (laughing at her own joke) and fill the container with it once it is dry. -Mine being green tea.
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This is not even all of it… I couldn’t fit it all. Need to empty another gelato..

And ta-da! You have a super cool and spooky container! I really love how mine came out. I need to empty another one so that I can make a Cyanide one for more of the green tea. There is just so much ;u;

Let me know your thoughts below! Have you ever made something like this? What would you fill your container with? Any other tea addicts? Heh…

I shall see you guys again soon! Bye~

 

~Samm Sanity

Achieving Faery-dom and Other Sports.

Currently Listening To: “Tea Party” -Kerli

 

I am so fucking excited and happy about my new hair color! I think I’ll be keeping this for a while :3

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(Little sister asleep in the backseat with a beanie boo I found in the thrift store)

I found two of those giant TY Beanie Boos in the thrift store today for a buck each! That is way more than a fucking steal. It’s like armed robbery! I believe these things retail for twenty dollars each. Woop!

I also found the beautiful draped top in the thrift store today and it went so well with my outfit. I’ve been getting lucky with finding these crochet-like tops that drape like a faery skirt. I finally have a pair of skinny jeans that fits me right as well, I’m so happy! I’ve been wearing the same skinny jeans for a long time and they’re too big now. :p So yay for new skinny jeans!
I got this cute Halloween tie and it makes such an awesome wasit belt! I can’t tie a tie and I don’t actually wear them, but I like how cute this one is. So I just started wrapping it around my waist xD
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(There will undoubtedly be more pictures on Tumblr)

Also, while on the subject of clothes! I finished my Halloween skirt. It came out beautifully. I had to add darts in the waistband because it ended up a little too big for where it needed to sit, but that was great practice. I wore it nonstop that week I finished it. xD Then it got buried under the black hole of black clothes on my couch and I have just now gotten around to putting all those clothes away/wash them. So it shall be worn again! >:D
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(Don’t have my usual photographer…. so I was directing my mom. Sorry for the weird faces)

 

I have also been writing and editing a lot lately. I wrote a short story and I really like the characters so I may have to do some more short stories with them. I will probably post the story here once I transfer it from my notebook to a word document. 
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I also did a thing :3 Hehe. I collaged a little notebook to keep in my bag while I’m out so that I can jot down ideas and inspiration when it hits me. I love all these little pictures! xD Especially the vocabulary one ~ it describes me perfectly. For this one, since it is so small, I glued all the pictures directly to the notebook cover and “laminated” it by putting tape over the whole thing c:

 

This past week we visted an animal shelter and my little sister was ambushed by tons of kitties. She also made a new friend. Her new friend has a limp and is incredibly cuddly. We have many pictures of the little fluffball curled up in her arms and chest, he’s so cute :3
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So aside from all that, I haven’t done anything. My last week of work was the week before last and I am just relaxing my ass off. Ahh. It’s been so goddamn hot and humid (when it’s not hot, it’s pouring down rain) that I haven’t been able to enjoy the outside. Since I get heat exhaustion so easy I can’t play outside, so I’m sitting in here getting no sun or physical activity. I can feel the fucking weight gain coming on. Though I have really only been eating poptarts and green tea these past few weeks. But still. I need to go outside and burn off all this stored up energy and fat…. gaaaah. *screaming into the abyss*

Anyway, what’s up in all your worlds? Any new adventures? I hope everyone is staying safe and cool!

Bye guys!!

 

~Samm Sanity

DIY: Back-to-School

Currently Listening To: “The Age of the Young and Hopeless” -Blood on the Dance Floor

 

So I worked really hard on these supplies and I thought it would make a nice DIY post and inspiration for anyone going to school or generally anyone who uses notebooks and all that. Plus some cute ideas for packaging them if you’re giving them as gifts, like me.
Now, these supplies were for my little sister, so they’re definitely not Gothically inclined at all. But the same general concept can be used for whatever aesthetic you love. ;D

 

Binder/Notebook Collage ~

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Supplies~
Pictures/Sticker/Whatever you want to use for the collage
Scissors
Base paper
Notebook/Binder with customizable cover (if not, modge podge the pictures directly to the binder/notebook cover)
Hole punch (if notebook has binder holes)

You’re obviously going to need pictures for the collage. You can also use stickers, ribbon, pressed flowers, scraps of paper, etc.. whatever you fancy. I used pictures I found online (sooooo many hours of scrolling through tumblr-esque pictures) and stickers. I put as many pictures as I could on each piece of paper before printing, so as not to waste paper and because it’s fifty cents per color print at my library x.x I didn’t end up using a lot of them, so I have plenty of pictures for my next creative endeavor for my little sister.
Can I just say that cutting all these out was more tedious than I expected? You could create the collage on the computer and print it out all ready to go, but I wanted to do it the hard creative way. So I cut all the pictures out. 
Next comes playing around with the position and pattern of pictures. After you have a look you like, glue them all down onto the base paper. I used a colored piece of copy paper for one and sunflower scrapbook paper for the other.
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I set these under a big stack of sketchbooks and containers to flatten them while they were drying. The paper probably will wrinkle nad bend as you’re gluing these on, so it helps to put pressure on them while drying.

Then I hole punched the one for the notebook, since the notebook had holes for use in a binder.
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(Fuck you FiveStar for that damn logo. Don’t make it customizable then put your fucking logo in the way!)
My notebook and binder had costomizable cover slips, so I just had to slip the collage inside. If yours don’t, just take modge podge and use that to attach the pictures to the cover. Then go over the entire cover and pictures with another layer of modge podge to seal in the pictures. c:
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I also took a leftover from the scrapbook paper and taped it into the inside of the binder for an accent.

I had several notebooks/books that would not fit into the binder, so I stacked them up and made a cute bow around the stack. It’s a simple but cute packaging idea.
IMG_1571(I found these Black Lagoon books in my thrift store! I remember reading these in school :3 She’s not much of a reader, but I think she’ll enjoy these.)

I got her some school clothes. I picked up a laundry basket and used that to position everything all nicely and pretty in :3 I’ve also put some fun beauty products such as perfume and body butter in the basket as well; since she loves smelling nice. It’s just a fun way to give clothes and beauty products as gifts.
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(My whole color scheme for everything was pink, white, and teal. Turned out pretty well, especially with the binder and notebooks)

 

Edit~ My sister (I think) loved everything c: We ended up using all the extra photos to collage the back of her binder and another one of her notebooks. Whee! I did well with picking photos because she was rummaging through the photos and had pretty damn well picked all of them in a pile for me to put on a collage for the back of her binder. They obviously all didn’t fit, so she took the rest and collaged her notebook cover. (I still have tons of photos left)
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Those were some fun gift/diy ideas. I hope they inspire you guys! I totally want to do a collage binder for me sometime (shit, I have more than enough artwork on a pinterest board ><). Let me know if any of you guys have some cool back to school projects ~ whether for yourself or someone else. :3 I shall now be disappearing back into the depths of not posting for another month! xD Bye guys.

 

~Samm Sanity

New Halloween Skirt!

Currently Listening To: “Date Rape” -Sublime

 

Guys!!! I feel like such a professional. I have almost completed this skirt and it looks so awesome. There is a lining and even all the raw hems have been hidden away (if the skirt is made for me, I don’t care about raw edges on the inside) but this time I made it so professionally!

One of the Walmart’s around here already have their Halloween and Autumn fabrics out and I am so pleased with the selection this year, there are many I want. But I only picked up two this time. A candy one and a leaf one. I’m making an Autumn faery skirt out of the leaf one I bought. Watch out for that one :3 
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But for this adorable candy fabric, I just made a basic circle skirt. But not that basic, because I actually added a lining. I am so goddamn proud of myself. It was meant to be a tad longer than the skirt so that a little orange peeked out the bottom, but unfortunately I didn’t have enough for that. But either way, I did something new and didn’t fail!

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Unfortunately, I don’t have any black fabric for the waistband (thought I still had some somewhere :c), so I’ll need to get some one day. Which will probably be Saturday because I work all week. Poo. :c I have to wait to wear this. Oh well. I’m just happy it has come out so well. 😀
The lining is only attached at the top and encased in the side edges. I left the bottom free so that it would be flowy and make the skirt fuller. 

I cannot wait to make so many amazing things out of all this fabric. How are your projects going? Anything spoopy for the season?  Chat to you all again some day. c: Bye!

 

~Samm Sanity

Sorry!

Currently Listening To: “Reason” -Fit For Rivals

I had a post up earlier. I have no idea where it went. I’m the kind of person to edit my posts after I’ve published them, so that’s what I did. I read the post after it was published and then went and edited it. I updated it and went to go view the damn thing and it was gone. I had Jace and his boyfriend get on the site on their end and yup. It’s gone. It’s not in my trash bin, so I’m not sure where it went. Gaaah. Start anew I suppose. (guess who’s editing her post before she publishes it) It’s all good now, I’m listening to Renee Phoenix’s voice. I’ll be fine *u*

*insert terrible joke about how I have not posted in a month*

So because I mentioned blogs to someone, I realized I hadn’t actually posted in a while and decided to actually finish the one I started at the beginning of the week out of my draft oubliette folder. Honestly, it needs to be renamed that, all posts I make go there to be forgotten.
(I made myself laugh with the oubliette joke I made at the end of that last post. If any of y’all get the joke, you are awesome and deserve many gothling tackle hugs).

Anyway, while I was having technical difficulties, my aunt visited. So I have something to show you guys. It’s actually pretty cute, even if it’s not a color I wear. I love the nature element and the skull c:
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I didn’t think you guys could see the best part, so I got a photo close up. There is a fucking faery in the mass of skull! A faery guys! *o* 
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Do you see her?!! My day is made.

So, onto what the original post was about.

I have made great progress with Scarred. Last time I had written the cutest scene between Danni and Tobias and now there has been a quite intimate scene between Dante and Danni. While he does not appreciate her presence, he still cares. Awh. Dante, you’re not such a bad guy. But that is in a more recent chapter, so there is a long way to go before that ever gets published here.

Speaking of which, I need to start scheduling these chapter posts. It’s been what, two months? I only 4 out of 21 chapters posted. And I’m still writing, so more will pile up. Plus, inspiration has hit hard because of a band recommendation from a friend. Every song I listen to from Breaking Benjamin has applied to Scarred ~ it’s flipping magical. So I stick on that when writing. 

I had said in the post that I hadn’t posted to Tumblr in a while, but I had recently threw up a drawing inspired by some dark times. Uhm yeah. It’s not as dark and gruesome as I would have liked to go, but it’s better this way. It would have spoiled my mood. Enough of that.

Music. Now I know I discussed this in the original post. xD So I have had an onslaught of new bands to blast louder than needed. I’ve been home alone after work lately, so I can do that without consequence. Earlier in the month it was Sublime. Which is basically the weed version of Blood on the Dance Floor xD Speaking of which, have you guys heard BOTDF’s new sound? While I appreciate it, I still love the dubstep-y, seizure-y, sex sound honestly. I am of the few that enjoy their old sound xD We are a rare breed. Hehe.

Right now, my obsession has laid within Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch. And reliving Avenged Sevenfold. Goodness, I listened to that way back in my baby bat days. I have some of their songs on an old music player. Ahh, good times. But all the band recommendations have been great. I get so bored easily, so having all the incoming sounds keeps me from getting bored with a single band and/or artist.

I have also given said friend my own recommendations. Totally spaced to actually find out they’re opinions, but I have my bets on two bands they might appreciate. Based upon the recommendations I was given. I made a mixed cd and I am actually so pleased with the line-up of songs that I made my own copy of it, exchanging some of the songs with the new ones I’ve been loving. I haven’t had a playlist this perfect since the Aurelio Voltaire mixed cd I made.
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I wanted to test out if the colored cds I had would play, so I made mine color coded. Orange cd, case, and cover. If anyone’s curious, they do in fact play perfectly well.

About the mixed cd I made for the friend, I have a funny story to tell you guys xD 

So I make the cd and pop it into my cd player to make sure it plays alright and I fall asleep to Butcher Babies. I never heard any song after. How in Hades does anyone do that? I even put a little note inside the cover I made for them to be careful with listening to the song by that band (and another) so they wouldn’t blow their eardrums out. Only I could fall asleep to Butcher Babies…

So after I wake up, I restart the cd, because I have no idea if anything after Butcher Babies is playing okay, and go work on the cover xD At least the cd plays through alright.

 

I cannot remember what I prattled on about next. Shit. Uhm, what else? I really haven’t done much, what with working in the morning. I work, then come home and write/nap. So I guess that is all for now.  I cannot promise to post anytime soon, I know if I do it won’t happen. So whenever I post next, I shall see you guys there. Leave me any thoughts below. 
Also, for my fellow blog friends, have any of you guys had your posts disappear? Honestly, I probably hit something and fucked everything up, but I’m just curious. Let me know, and let me know if you were able to retrieve it.

Now that is all. So bye for now!

 

~Samm Sanity

Catch Up!

Currently Listening To: “Acid” – Ghost Town

 

Lots of pictures! Woop!

So lately I’ve gotten to fuck around in a park/playground because my little sister was meeting up with old friends on several days. So I played in the park and had fun. :3 The first day my sister and I were rescuing cicadas that got stuck in the puddles on some of the equipment while waiting for her friend.
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There was also another big community yard sale in another little town, which has quite bad connotations for me, but one of my best friends from school lives there and I saw she had stuff set up and I wanted to rummage through her clothes, because I loved her clothes in school. She had this slight Goth aesthetic that I enjoyed. It took her a moment to recognize me, but then we were all hugs and laughing. We caught up a bit and I found out she’s moving. I need to start talking to her more, gah.
Anyway, my sister found so many movies from her, and I got a few and some clothes :3 Plus some studded belts I’m taking apart for the interesting studs. I also (didn’t realize until I got home) got this cool hoodie from her with built in head phones. I didn’t know there were headphones until I got to putting everything away in my room, I just got it because it was black and grey striped and I can always use more hoodies for Fall. This is great for when I go walking in the woods, I can just plug my music player into my hoodie and go. Hehe :3
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The bottom three movies are from my friend’s house. The Strangers is from another and the top two are from another. (Also got the super glittery black tank top from a yard sale :3) Hey, I cut my bangs into cute little Lolita type bangs :3

I also got these two books from (my sister thinks she’s a teacher from the school) another house and they’re written very interestingly. The words and paragraphs are scattered across the pages, so you have to jump around to read them. It’s really cool!
I also found the third book in the Inkheart trilogy in my Dollar Tree! I got a thirty dollar book for a buck!
All these books I keep buying are just sitting on my bedroom floor in piles because I don’t have enough space on my shelves xD
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I have been super busy with updating my patches on my pants, they all needed a good re-application of paint. I have also been making more and it’s very relaxing and fun. I have a couple patches I finished after this photo, so they’re not shown. New Year’s Day, Blood on the. Dance Floor. I want to make an Andy Black and Black Sabbath one.
I found really cute jeans in the thrift store that I turned into shorts and painted a Ghost Town quote on the pockets. I’m also adding the Ghost Town patch I made to the front of the shorts.
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Also in the thrift store!!! I found this beautiful lamp! I really needed a new lamp for my desk, because the one my mom loaned me has blown it’s bulbs and it was really big and bulky. So now all I had on my desk is a candelabra and I can’t burn that because the candles touch the shelf above my desk and I’ll burn the fucking house down. SO I was extra excited to find this lamp, not just for how it looks, but also because I need one when working on details at night. And it actually does work 😀
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I’m not usually into the more cutesy faeries, but I really liked this one. c:

 

I’m working dayshift, so I haven’t had the time to sit down and write, blog, vlog, or anything. Once I’m home, I watch a few videos, work on DIY projects, and play outside. Sitting down for long periods of time just hasn’t sounded enticing xD I really do want to post more, I’m just finding it hard to sit and write anything. Fuck.
Anyway, what are you guys up to? Any fun Summer plans or projects? 

 

~Samm Sanity