Saturday, December 17, 2011

Craft Your Passion Challenges Holiday Havoc 2011 Blog Hop

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges "Holiday Havoc 2011" Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about holidays and wanted to add to the chaos and havoc. 
What better way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!
If you have hopped over from Alethea , then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment (we will be checking). Once you have finished the hop, we would like you to create a HOLIDAY project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designer's have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!
  1. Craft Your Passion Challenges   START HERE
  2. Jenn
  3. Shannin
  4. Christine
  5. Cathy
  6. Amy
  7. Christy
  8. Joanna
  9. Torrey
  10. Jenny
  11. Doreen
  12. Jodi
  13. Lisa
  14. Joyleen
  15. Melissa
  16. Emma
  17. Joanne
  18. Gemma
  19. Lizy
  20. Joanna L
  21. Helen N
  22. Natali
  23. Julie
  24. Helen W
  25. Alethea
  26. Arielle MINE!! You're almost there!
  27. Lisa G
  28. Jan
  29. Karen
  30. Mandy
  31. Jennifer
  32. Jacqui
  33. Dawn
  34. Roro
  35. Allison
  36. Zahreen
  37. Sarah
  38. Sue
  39. Tracey
  40. Susan
  41. Julia
  42. Craft Your Passion Challenges

My first card uses a digi by Bugaboo Stamps. He is called Merry Christmoose. He is just so cute!
I colored him with CTMH markers and used some stickles on his hat and snowflakes. Then I used Liquid Applique on his hat and sleeve to make them look furry. I used Smooch paint on his beard. I used a Jolee's embellishment on the candy cane.

This adorable little snowman is from Crafty Sentiments. I also used the Liquid Applique on his hat and the snow and even the tree. And Smooch on his body, Stickles on his fur. I cut the back squares with my Cricut and  also the pretty shaped square with a sticker for the sentiment.
Hope you enjoyed my cards!

Next stop by 
to see what she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Holiday Havoc" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST December 23 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, December 26th Challenge post.
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jen's Digi Stamps-Color Challenge

The challenge for this week at Jen's Digi Stamps is to use the colors Blue and Silver or Gold.

 These little bug and bear images are just such cute winter images. I colored with CTMH markers and used CTMH paper and CM vellum and buttons and brads from my stash. I also tried to spice it up a little with stickles and my Cricut.
Hope you enjoy these cards and you are planning on joining in the challenge this week!
Stay Warm!

I am entering one of these cards in the following challenges:

Nails of my Sisters by ME!

Ok I have a lot of posting to do and I will hopefully get it done in the next day. I have a couple cards to share with you and also I have more manis from the 31 days of Christmas manis. I'm still doing it I just have had some sick kids and a busy weekend. So hopefully I will get stuff done in the near future.

I did my sister's nails on Sunday. I actually got to do all of them and my niece too! I loved the practice and quality time with them too!
Here is the youngest sister's nails. She wanted a leopard print and then an accent nail. She's the baby so she usually gets what she wants. :P So I did an owl on one ring finger and a Fleur De Lis on the other. Also added some little jewels on all the other nails. Base is CG For Audrey.

Next is one of the middle sisters. She is a really fair skinned blonde and she chose to get a pretty french mani which I thought looked so pretty on her. She also got engaged and wanted something pretty to compliment her ring when she showed it off. I WILL be doing the nails for her wedding. The base is Grey Suede by Revlon and I freehanded the snowflakes on her pinky and added a jewel to the center. Then used a sticker on her thumb. This is my best freehand french I have ever done. She has two little ones and they kept crying and fussing while she was getting them done so we redid a few tips a couple times. Mommy's polish needs to dry babies!

Next is my first sister. I am the oldest of 4 sisters and she is the one after me. Does that make sense? Anyways, she works in a medical office and washes her hands all the time so I was afraid it wouldn't last long.  I also had a very short amount of time to paint hers so we didn't get to do much clean up on the edges. She picked a really pretty OPI color called My Big Break. I used Orly Bonder as a base coat for all of them and Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat on all also.

And last, but not least, we have my niece. She is a step-daughter of my sister. She wanted the Sally Hansen nail strips. We put these lacy ones on her and it was taking forever to file them off at the tips and then we figured out that we had left the clear plastic on the top. So it went quicker after we fixed that. She is very sporty and I hope these last a while for her.

Top 10? ME? No way!

Thank you soo much Meredith from Polish and Charms for tagging me for this award.
I've never been officially tagged that I know of before!

There aren't any rules associated with this other than passing it on to 10 other bloggers! So here we go, my top 10 things I am loving right now!

My Top 10:
1. Favorite body wash: I just got a new scent from Bath & Body Works called Dark Kiss and I got the body wash, the body butter and the shimmery mist and I am loving it. It smells like berries and musk and the scent lasts if you layer.

2. Favorite lip stuff: I am the lipgloss queen. I have like 50 in my house and at least 5 in my purse at all times. I got a China Glaze gloss and it is awesome.

3. My favorite nail polish brand is a toss up between: OPI and Butter London. I really just go with whoever has the color I like best and is also a good formula.

4. My favorite Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy

5. My favorite Top Coat: Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat. Its awesome at everything except smell.

6. Favorite shampoo and conditioner: Redken So Soft right now. It changes a lot. I usually love Biolage.

7. Favorite Polish Colors: Reds or shimmery purple.

8. Facial Product: Arbonne RE9 line. Its 5 steps and all you need for anti-aging.

9. Dry feet fix: Cocoa Butter oil

10. Favorite Scent: Perfume is Burberry Brit and splash is Dark Kiss by BBW.

Now here are the bloggers I am tagging!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

31 Day Challenge Day 7!

I made it the whole first week! I did do some combo posts because I sometimes don't get to post everyday with my 2 rugrats and other hobbies filling up my time. But today, Wednesday is date day with my hubby and I wanted to get my mani done before I go on my lunch date. We go play pool at this place and they have 2 for 1 burgers on Wednesdays so we play free pool and get good food too! Plus some quality adult time which is suuuuper nice.

So on to the CANDY CANES!!! I have really liked getting to do some fun art on my nails lately. What better time than Christmastime!?
I really really love Ruby Pumps by China Glaze. Its my new favorite red polish. I used it as a base and then painted on the white stripes with acrylic paint. Then gave it a shine with an Essie Luxeffects. I actually like this mani even though I am notoriously bad at drawing straight lines. I find that the thicker the line, the straighter I can get it to look. I also happen to be wearing my Candy Cane knee high socks so I used them for a background on one of the pics. I'm awesome and I love knee high socks in funky patterns. That should be my new catch phrase.

Here are some other blogs that are participating in the challenge.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Purple Crumpet Fairy 31 Days of Christmas

Well I did days 5 & 6, and now I have to show them to you even if I don't think they are too awesome.
Here are the polishes used for the Wreaths. I mixed the 3 greens together to get my leaf color. I used the Milani to be ornaments on my wreath.

Pics taken under my Ott light.

And here is my Elf mani for day 6. Only one pic cuz I didn't like it much and took it off to do my Candy Canes for tomorrow. I think my elf looks kinda sad. Not what I had in my head. Hopefully you can tell that's his shoe on my thumb. Oh well.

This challenge has been so fun so far. Can't wait to do the next week-full!

Here are some other blogs that are participating in the challenge.

Anything but a Card

The challenge this week at Jen's Digi Stamps is to make Anything But a Card so I made two little ornaments with some of Jen's Digis.

The chipboard ornament shapes are from CTMH and I used a bunch of Stickles!
Come on over to JDS and show us your projects! You could win some cute digi stamps!

Entering these projects in the following challenges:

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Day 4 Water Marble

Well this was my first attempt at water marbling. It wasn't a complete fail but I do want to try again soon.
I used China Glaze White Cap as my base color and I marbled CG Ruby Pumps and OPI Warm and Fozzy.
There are some good fingers and some not so good ones, but overall not too bad for my first try.
And you get to see both hands since they are all different.

What do you think?

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Day 2 & 3 of Purple Crumpet Fairy 31 Day Challenge

Well day 2 was a tough one for me. The theme was "Writing your Christmas Cards" and I just didn't know how to represent that on my nails. So eventually I got something down. Please remember thru all this month that I am NO GOOD at nail art. My hands are not steady at all so its hard to do anything the way I picture it.

Onward to day 2!

The heart is for all the love that goes into making my cards, the A4 is what I sign some of the cards with since everyone's names in our family start with A and there is 4 of us, the scissors and glue b/c I make all my cards myself, and the envelope to send them in!

Its kinda too much flash, but its a card with a tree on it.

Now Day 3! This one was cute but the snow didn't show up as much as I'd have liked it to.
A tree in the snow, a Gingerbread couple, a Snowman, and a Penguin all in the snow globe.
Snowflake in the Snow Globe

I think you can see the snow a little better in this shot.  

I used Sally Hansen Wedding Crasher for the snow. I don't have China Glaze Snow Globe and I thought about just using glitter but I wanted it more subtle. There are a lot of other polishes so if you wanna know what color I used for something just ask!
Its getting late here and I have Christmas Shopping to do tomorrow so I am going to bed!
Night Night and Happy polishing and card making!

Some of the girls who have joined so far:

Emma Hoop - Manicurity - and
Kerrie Black- PhishPosh and Polish:
Bee Justice -- Bee Polished:
Zoe Garner - Obsessive Compulsive Nail Painting Disorder:
Felicia Banuelos-
Lisa Armstrong-Waite ~ Happy Nails ~
Julie Rivard ~ Tales of Knit and Nails:

Thursday, December 01, 2011

31 Day Challenge

I'm actually going to try this challenge everybody! GO me! Lets see how many I will do out of 31.
This may seem like a stretch but day 1 is "What you love most about Christmas" and this was really hard for me. I love EVERYTHING about Christmas, the food, the lights, the presents, the smells, the warm feelings, the family time. So my mani symbolizes everything by using a glitter with everything.
I used Ruby Pumps, then a coat of Orly Love Each Other for extra shiine. Then just 1 coat of Rainbow Connection. So awesome! I keep staring at it. Hope you like all the pics of this awesomeness. As my SIL would say, "Its amazeballs!"
China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Added ORLY Love Each Other for extra shiney.


Some other lovely bloggers that are doing this challenge:

Emma Hoop - Manicurity - and
Kerrie Black- PhishPosh and Polish:
Bee Justice -- Bee Polished:
Zoe Garner - Obsessive Compulsive Nail Painting Disorder:
Felicia Banuelos-
Lisa Armstrong-Waite ~ Happy Nails ~
Julie Rivard ~ Tales of Knit and Nails: