Treasury Tuesday: Birthday 2015

 As promised, today’s installment of Treasury Tuesday is especially themed to celebrate 1988, my birthday, & all things ME!! 😀 It’s the big 2-7 & I ain’t gettin’ any younger, so let’s dive in!!

treasury tuesday cheekygeek egcom etsy birthday 2015

Everything on this EPIC list would be used towards my party, as either decoration, a shirt for the guest of honour, party favours, games, & more! 

What would you have at your own party? Have a suggestion for the next Treasury Tuesday? Leave a comment!

‘Til next time; Cheers!!

— Elise M. Gross


May the 4th, 2015

Happy Star Wars Day!! And May the 4th be ever in your favour…!! Wait a minute…

I was going to make some super cute Star Wars themed treats this weekend just for the occasion, but have been stuck in bed sick since Thursday. 🙁 So, to fill the metaphorical hole in my geeky little heart, I’ve taken to the interwebs to find some coolest Star Wars projects around that we can all do! (Muffled sob — It’ll be okay, okay..!)

1. Stormtrooper Milk Jug Helmet @filthwizardry

2. Star Wars Endor Terrarium @Creo

3. Wooden Star Wars Bracelet @fizzypops

4. Princess Leia Necklace @doodlecraftblog

5. DIY Recycled Droids @fortheboys

6. Death Star Piñata @east oastmommyblog
Bonus Stuff!! You know I can’t resist extra goodies!! There were so many awesome DIY’s and projects folks have created in the name of the Force, so here’s a few extra things to check out! 


my jedi quiet book from Julie’s Blog


Jedi Quiet Book

It’s not an actual DIY, per se, but this is an awesome concept that you could always try to make for your own little Padawan..!


Star Wars Printable DIY Tous from Squatties

Squatties-Wars Printables

Slightly DIY because you gotta cut ’em out & paste them yourself, plus loads of Star Wars goodness! (Extra bonus: they’ve got way more than just Star Wars!)


PARTY ON DARTH! Party on …Wayne. 😐

May the 4th Be With You PARTY BLOG!

Yes, it’s a blog filled with ideas for May the 4th. WHY DID I JUST FIND OUT ABOUT THIS?!

Star Wars Weddings

I love Offbeat Bride, & a friend sent me this link today — for obvious reasons!! I wonder if I can convince Mr. Handsome to go along with any of these ideas…? xD

So what crazy things have y’all seen or tried for this most spectacular of holidays?? I’m thinking of doing a Star Wars themed party for my birthday in a couple of weeks, myself… ;D


— Elise M. Gross


Robot Sketch Tuesday

Last night I had an over-whelming urge to draw…of course, I started sketching out little robots, just trying to hash out some ideas for my book. What I ended up with was a strange compilation of robots that were eerily reminiscent of early 90’s cartoons..! For some reason, I kept humming the theme song to Rocko’s Modern Life while drawing, too….that may have played a small part…! xD

Here’s some of the cuties I came up with:

Everyone I’ve shown these to so far seems to be a fan of the Catbot… 😐

After I finished the little boom box bot, the page was mostly full. I took a look around the room for some inspiration, when what should my eye land upon…? A book about our wonderful 7th President, Andrew Jackson! (He is a particular favourite of mine, outside of the simply awful stuff he was involved with.) I was inspired to make him in to a bot for my book. Not just any old bot, mind you!! — a POTUSBOT. (My own creation, thank-you-very-much!)

*ehem* (announcer voice) As you are all no doubt aware, in the future world of Amerobotica, we have gone through many a poor POTUSBOT. For some reason they just keep having the *worst* luck!! And poor #7 encountered his end…BY SQUID.

Work in progress shot.

Finished inking. I’d like to colour him, as well, so I’m still going to count this as a work in progress. ;3

What do you guys think? Any robot ideas you’d like to see me sketch?


— Elise M. Gross


Kickstarter pt III

It’s Wednesday of our Kickstarter week! Today I’m going to talk about 2 more awesome campaigns– one for all you awesome folks who believe we should teach our little girls (& boys!) to think critically & have a voice, & one for keeping our best friends snug & safe! At the bottom of the post I’ll…
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Kickstarter pt II

It’s Tuesday of our Kickstarter week! Today I’m going to talk about 2 wonderful, lovely books — one for all you awesome gamers out there, & one for empowering awesome children! At the bottom of the post I’ll go over tomorrow’s posts. Let’s dive right in! (So many exclamation points!!!) The Storyteller’s Dictionary Deadline: March 23, 2015…
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