Hello Summer! School is out! The parade of loud, smelly boys through the house, yelling at Mario, scavenging through the pantry, cries of “Mom! We’re out of Dr. Pepper!,” are a welcome change to 6 am alarms and packing lunches. Mornings will be peaceful (as the kids sleep until noon) and the afternoons loud and full of laughter, fighting, and simple “adventures” that make me appreciate being a mom.
Fourth of July fireworks are a big deal in Texas. We’ve been to big displays at water parks and the malls, but our family’s favorite is the “Church parking lot.” It’s the unofficial launching ground for the neighborhood. Everyone brings their fireworks and we “ooh” and “aah.” (We do our best to clean up after.) In my opinion, it’s the best show!
Summer provides lots of opportunities to show off original apparel. There are Disney vacations, family reunions, or, as is my preference, heading to the beach. Showcase your style! This month, Bling Out Loud has the “Summer Twelve Pack.” This pack has four rhinestone designs, four graphics for sublimation or DTG, and four vector cutting files. The summer theme includes my favorites – patriotism, beaches, and margaritas!
And speaking of margaritas, here is my favorite Keto (low carb) margarita recipe. 8 oz sparkling water, 2 oz tequila, 2 oz lime juice, ½-1 pack of favorite sweetener, Ice, Lime wedge, and Salt (for rim, if you’re into that). Mix the water, tequila, lime juice, and sweetener. Pour over ice. Add a lime wedge. Enjoy! Here’s to a fabulous summer!!!
After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. Only 4% of Federal cancer research money goes to study pediatric cancer.
Here in Katy, we are not untouched by childhood cancer. We dedicate our “Go Gold in September” tees to Lilli Curry and others fighting ewings sarcoma. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of any of our “going gold” themed tees goes to the Rutledge Foundation and the Lilly Curry Memorial Fund. Available all during September, this year’s latest design is just one of several options. Wear your print, glitter, or spangle bling shirt and help raise awareness to Go Gold in September and further promising research.
As the one year anniversary of Harvey rolls in, I reflect on what the last year has meant. It has been a time of supporting friends ( and strangers), being grateful (with a touch of “survivor’s guilt”) for what I have and did not lose, and trying to remain aware that so many are still struggling.
The Houston Food Bank is in need. They have done so much for so many, but they need our help. Last year we sold a fundraiser #HoustonStrong spangle tee. For a limited time, this shirt is available. $10 from each shirt purchase goes to the Houston Food Bank.
Bling Out Loud uses high quality, low lead, Korean hotfix stones. These stones are machine cut and have the best clarity, shape, and durability for the price. More affordable that Swarovski, Korean hotfix stones have great light refraction, and, when properly applied, will last through hundreds of washes.
Transfers can be set with your heat press or home iron. Instructions included. Please note, we do not offer our 30 day guarantee for transfers you set yourself. However, all of our transfers come with an additional stone for each color in design, just in case.
We also offer to professionally heat set your transfer purchase onto a garment or accessory you select. You can shop apparel and accessory options here. When we heat set for you, your stones are guaranteed for 30 days if care and use instructions are followed. We suggest to wash in cool water on gentle cycle and hang dry or tumble dry low.
Spangles are flat, “holeless” sequins. They are holographic so have fantastic light refraction. They are Lead Free and therefore safe for all ages and adhere to child product safety regulations.
Because spangles are flat and very lightweight, they are perfect for large designs. They are also more economical than regular rhinestones.
Spangles are perfect for active people – like cheerleaders and gymnasts – because they can’t get “caught” on equipment. When you run your hand over the spangles, they feel like part of the shirt.
Spangle transfers have best results when set using a professional heat press. You can, however, set spangles with a home iron when you follow our included instructions. Setting spangles successfully with a home iron involves patience and even pressure. Please note, we do not offer our 30 day guarantee for transfers you set yourself.
All of our spangle transfers include at least one extra spangle of each color in the design, just in case.
We also offer to professionally heat set your transfer purchase onto a garment or accessory you select. You can shop apparel and accessory options here. When we heat set for you, your spangles are guaranteed for 30 days if care and use instructions are followed. We suggest to wash in cool water on gentle cycle and hang dry or tumble dry low.
Bling Out Loud uses a state of the art, automatic screen printing press to provide beautiful, durable screen printed tees for groups and B2B. We offer graphic design services or can work from your logo or idea. Turnaround time is usually under 2 weeks and pricing is based on number of colors and locations. Screen printing is best suited for line art and simple designs with limited (spot) colors.