Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
It was a great craft project to do with the kids while I was visiting. So thanks Brooke for the idea and instructions! My sister LOVED them! the kids felt special they could create a gift for thier mom.
There was snow when we arrived, and Charlie (my youngest daughter) loved it! When we were out in the front yard, Charlie was scooping up the snow and eating it. So, I had a plan.....why not have fun with it? It turns out Shari had snow cone syrup left over from summer. So we dug little holes in clean snow, poured in the flavors....and let the kids have at it with spoons! They had so much fun, Shari decided it could become a snow-day tradition. Made for a great time, great snow cones, and great memories!
Here is a picture of my sisters family, and my mom. we went sledding this day. The snow was a real novelty for Charlie & I....but, then again, we don't have to live in it!
My camera is out of commission...so my postings will have pictures i took with my iphone and my mother-in-laws camera. Neither have a good lens for close ups! so that's what I mean by not up and running totally.
I got a beautiful new Mac...but sadly I don't really know how to use it! So , again, I'm surfing from lap top to desk top, camera to phone.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here is the China Glaze polish I use...though it has a slight peachy color to it. you can see what I mean in this picture above. Recently I have add a few drops of a china glaze color ( red one...don't have the name off hand) to "blush" it up to my liking.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I did these on my mom. Wild for her, I know...but she loved them anyway.
Here are the supplies I used: plates m31 & M57, a base gray color (drugstore find Sally Hansen Gunmetal) Konad SP polish in black & white. you can add crystals to the flower to finsh.
Here's how to create these nails.
1. Apply base color
2. Stamp leopard print over entire nail. Layer white flower over each nail. I used just one of the flowers from the image. to do this, either paint only one flower & scrap away from the other ( avoiding it) or simply just remove the unwanted flower.
3. Bling. Add crystal to flower center. If you don't have any crystals...simply drop a dot of your favorite sparkle/glitter polish.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I'm Finally getting around to blogging the tutorial for these pretty basic and fast nails. I originally found the base nail design (bloody tips) on another nail blog. SADLY.........I cant remember where I originally saw it, though I have searched. SO if any one recognizes this design...
PLEASE COMMENT BELOW WITH LINK, i want the designer to be properly credited.
Any how, when I saw it, I loved the design immediately. So, when Halloween designs were swirling in my head, I remembered the wonderful bloody tips! Here I simply added the skull, and created an accent nail
Black base color, red polish for accent nail, and tips. White & Black SP polish, and plates from the BOO! Kit. m13, m28
here's how to create the look:
1. Polish all nails with 2X base color
2.Stamp images. I do this first because the painted tips take a while to dry. Rather than wait the drying time before konadding, save time, konad first!
3. Polish tips with red in a sloppy bloody pattern, being careful around the skeleton image.Of course this idea occurred to me AFTER this konadi....on the next Konadi I did for my M-I-L. But, i think it would look great on these nails!