Thursday, January 29, 2015

"52 Reasons I Love You" Cards.

With Valentines Day coming up, I thought I'd share with you a homemade gift idea, which I got from the wonderful PaperVine

I used twine instead of metal clips and didn't distress the cards (although I think the combined twine and distressing would look fab together).  I also hand wrote my "reasons". Personal preference here. But when we're gone, something as simple as our handwriting can make someone smile. I cherish the recipes that were hand written by my Grannie. I have the same rule when scrapbooking, etc... Even if you think it's a mess, it can be special to someone else.

If you need a little help thinking of 52, I'll start you off with my, "The way you hold my hands under the pillow". A few others from my deck;

  • "You like to watch documentaries with me".
  • "Working out together".
  • "You make better coffee than me" (Very true. He used to work in a coffee house and while I'm a wonderful cook and baker, I can not make a decent cup of coffee to save my life).
  • "You pay the bills because they stress me out".
  • "You let me drive most of the time".
  • "You overlook how I get hangry" (Anger stemming from hunger lol).
  • "I always feel safe when you're home".

Here is the link to her blog post, complete with detailed instructions (Including pictures. A girl after my own heart) and the templet which is available for purchase from $4.99. Not bad for the price tag on a present for a retail holiday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bear Pawlish: Hot Cider

My swatch of Bear Pawlish "Hot Cider". Every time I paint with this, I get one coat in and think

"It looks like I've rubbed hot buttered rum all over my nails"

Two coats in and you have solid color and lots of rainbows off of the holo (as is the norm for BP). The first picture was taken in natural light. All have two coats plus a top coat.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meme Me

Or my baby. Bwahaha. I could do this all day.

Can you top my captions? Here's a blank copy of the picture if you'd like to try!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of a new technique I've been working on. I'm kind of in love. Detailed instructions (with pictures) to come soon.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Zoya Yuna Swatch

Here is my swatch of Yuna, from Zoya's Ignite line.  Yuna is a solid steel grey color.  The shimmer flashes a yellow/gold in the sunlight which is the most interesting and contrasting combo (in my opinion) in this set.  Two coats.  No topcoat.

Zoya Yuna in indirect sunlight

Zoya Yuna under the macrolens

Zoya Autumn Swatch

This is my swatch of Autumn from the Zoya Ignite line.  The color is the most metallic of all the Ignite line.  It has a strong rusty metal color and flashes copper in sun.  Beautiful color.  Definitely lives up to its name.  I feel like digging all my sweaters out of the cedar closet and it's only August and still nearly 100 degrees outside!  Two coats, no topcoat.

Zoya Autumn in direct sunlight

Zoya Autumn under the macrolens