Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This or That?

I saw this on Amandalandish blog and thought it might be fun to do. Maybe I will get more followers. If you see more than 5 answers that you and I both agree on, then share my blog with someone who follows you! Thanks!

Blush or Bronzer?
I use a light bronzer as a powder and then blush my cheeks up.

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
I am a lip product junkie. In my purse at any given time, there is at least 10 lip products. I mostly go for lipgloss but I do have 4 trusty loved lipsticks. 

Eyeliner or Mascara?
Both. My eyes look prettier with both. If I had to pick just one, it would be mascara.

Foundation or Concealer?
Concealer all the time. I have icky inherited dark circles under my eyes and I needs the concealer.

Neutral or Color Eye Shadow?
I like a light colored shadow with shimmer in it.

Pressed or Loose Eye Shadow?
I use pressed mostly.

Brushes or Sponges?
Brushes for eyes and sponges for face.

OPI or China Glaze?
OPI is what I have most of, but China Glaze is equally awesome.

Long or Short?
Not super long but I really don't like nubs on me. I like them a little longer than sporty length.

Acrylic or Natural?
If my natural nails would be as strong as acrylics I would definitely keep mine natural, but I am so rough that my thin nails would break and peel too easy so I have acrylics, but no tips. KWIM?

Brights or Darks?
I am seasonally appropriate. I wear brights in the summer and lights in the spring and darks in the fall and bold in the winter.

Flower or No Flower?
Every once in a great while I will put a flower on. I do it mostly on my big toe.

Perfume or Body Splash?
My perfume is Lucky or Burberry. But I do have several sprays from B&BW or VS.

Lotion or Body Butter?
Whatever has the scent I like is what I'll use.

Body Wash or Soap?
Body washes. I love finding a new smell that I like everytime my bottle is empty.

Jeans or Sweat Pants?
Jeans 90% of the time.

Long Sleeve or Short?
Well since I live in a 4 seasons state, its short sleeve in spring and summer and long sleeve in fall and winter. I guess it just depends on the temperature and whether I wanna put a sweater or hoodie on.

Dresses or Skirts?
I usually would wear a skirt before a dress, but I don't have many of either. Special occasions get dresses.

Stripes or Plaid?
stripes but I don't love either.

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Flip flops May-Sept. LOL I live in my flip flops. Most of them are pretty like sandals anyways.

Studs or Dangly Earrings?
Studs usually. My dangly earrings arent too long though.

Necklaces or Bracelets?
If I am wearing a shirt with a collar that is plain, I will wear a necklace. I'd feel naked without one. I usually wear bracelets too. Since I make my own jewelry, I usually have a set of necklace, bracelet and earrings that all match to wear together.

Scarves or Hats?
Scarves. I don't look too cute in hats.

Heels or Flats?
I love heels because they look hot, but they make my feet hurt like hell so I usually just wear flats.

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots?
I think cowboy boots look cute if you get the right pair.

Jacket or Hoodies?
Jacket or sweater

Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe?
I love F21! They are cheap and cute! Like me! LOL

Abercrombie or Hollister?
Neither. I really don't need to pay $30 for a Tshirt that every preppy girl owns. 

Saks 5th or Nordstroms?
I'd go to either if there was one near me.

Curly or Straight?
I have wavy hair. I usually wear it straight but I haven't been feeling like flat ironing it for the last month so it gets scrunched.

Bun or Ponytail?
I like a messy ponytail. My hair is too short for a bun right now.

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
I use both. Depends on what style my hair wants to do that day.

Hair Spray or Gel?
Spray to tame those flyaways

Long or Short?
short, or shoulder length

Light or Dark?
Right now I am a dark red but usually I am a golden blonde.

Side Swept Bangs or Full Bangs?
Side swept if my hair is down. I don't really have bangs, but the hair in the front is pushed aside then behind my ear. 

Up or Down?
Down usually, unless my wavy hair is being ridiculous.

Summer or Winter?
I love the summer. Sun loves me but I should not love it as much as I do.

Fall or Spring?
Fall is my favorite. I love the colors and the activities we get to do. Then I can wear my cute sweaters.

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate is my BFF.

East Coast or West Coast?
Well I have been to NY twice and I just love the East Coast. I wanna live there.

Okay ladies, your turn.  Feel free to take this tag and pass it on.  Can't wait to see your answers!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Disco Dolls

I colored some digi images for cards Friday night, now I just have to make the cards and take pics and get them all posted, but I got lots of other stuffs to do. I am relaxing in bed now, getting ready for a new week. The kids go back to school tomorrow, THANK GOD! The fighting was just getting to me. HAHA!
The electricity on our block went out last night for about 2 hours and right when it went off, Superman freaked out a bit and thought he was gonna puke. So I use my cell phone screen as a flashlight and went and found a bucket. He got the bucket and was sitting right next to the front door and kept freaking out. Batman and I had to find candles since the kids have played with all the flashlights and none of the lights we found had good batteries in them. Since I started using Scentsy I don't keep candles out much anymore. So I dug around in the garage in a box and found a few and got some out of the bathroom since the last time I used a few was for relaxing bath night. Superman was shaking and crying and wanted me to hold him. Spiderman was a good big brother and tried to get Superman to watch him play the PSP to help calm him down while Mommy and Daddy looked for candles. We got lucky that we bought a bunch of big lighters for when we went camping this summer so I knew exactly where a lighter was.
Since the power was out it was starting to get cold in our house so we put the kids in the car and went driving around looking at Christmas lights and trying to see if we could find a reason for the power being out. Not many people have their Christmas lights up yet. We have a fun tradition of driving around in our PJs on Christmas Eve looking at lights so come on people and get those pretties up so we can gawk! We ended up at McDs for hot chocolates and were surrounded by teenagers being unsupervised on a Saturday night. Since when is it cool to hang out at McDs and annoy the people that work there that aren't teenagers?

Well I suppose I should get to the purpose of this post which is another Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor. This one is Disco Dolls. This is a pretty gold glitter. There is gold micro glitter, and larger green, orange, blue, red and silver glitters.
I am really getting into gold recently for some reason. I rarely watch the Kardashians, but I was really rooting for Rob to win DWTS and I wanna know the truth about Kim's marriage. Has she done a Barbara Walters special yet so she can indirectly answer all our questions?! LOL!

This is an indoor pic with flash. Click to ENLARGE!

I am going to try to do a Christmas themed 30 day Challenge starting Dec. 1st. Here is the list of what will be happening. 
The Purple Crumpet Fairy 31 Days of Christmas Challenge

Day 1 - What you love most about Christmas
Day 2 - writing your Christmas cards
Day 3 - a snow globe
Day 4 - red, gold / silver water marble
Day 5 – wreath / garland
Day 6 – elves J
Day 7 - Candy Cane
Day 8 - snowflakes
Day 9 - your most festive green
Day 10 - your most festive red
Day 11 - Christmas Wrapping
Day 12 - reindeers / Rudolph
Day 13 - angels
Day 14 - Christmas Tree
Day 15 - snowman
Day 16 - Fairy Lights
Day 17 - putting up the decorations
Day 18 - your favourite Christmas Song / carol
Day 19 - candles
Day 20 - the nativity
Day 21 - Christmas glitterbomb
Day 22 - Christmas Pudding
Day 23 - Santa
Day 24 - Xmas Stocking
Day 25 - your Christmas Day mani
Day 26 - letting it all hang out / lazy mani
Day 27 - leftovers mani
Day 28 - Quality Street / Christmas sweets / chocolates
Day 29 - your favourite Christmas movie
Day 30 - detox
Day 31 - New Year's Eve mani

Sooo I hope you will think of joining this festive challenge. If you are going to be doing it please leave me your blogs address and I will add you on my posts for this as well and please feel free to add me on yours.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Thanksgiving mani

Here are some quick iphone pics. I finished it last night before bed & now I'm just putting up a cell phone pic while we commute between dinners. Hope everyone is having a Happy Turkey Day & being thankful!

EDIT 11/27/11  
OK here are some more pictures and hopefully better quality so you can see the true awesomeness of my festive nails!
Left hand under Ott lamp
Both hands (pic taken by my son)
The Crappy Right Hand

This was my base color. It is unnamed gold from a Shades of the Season pack.

Here are all the polishes I used. I used a little paint tray and dotting tools.
I don't have any yellow polish so I had to use some from an Acrylic paint kit that I have.

If you wanna know what any of the polish colors are, just ask. Right now I just don't feel like going to look and write them all down. The names should all be in my stash list. I'm lazy. Let it go. LOL

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Versatile Blogger

I just saw this on one of my fav nail polish blogs, More Polish Plz.
So since she didn't specifically tag anyone and I read it, I figured I'd tag myself.

There are two rules for this award:

1.    List 7 things about yourself
2.    Pass this on to 15 other bloggers

Here are 7 things about me:

1.  I have 3 nieces and 5 nephews that I just think are soo amazing.
2.  I am the oldest sister and have 3 little sisters. But no one thinks I am the oldest.
3.  I make my own jewelry. I make lots of jewelry for gifts.
4.  I watch a ton of TV online.
5.  I want to be a lot of things when I grow up. I could be a nurse, a teacher or a party planner, but my most important job is MOMMY!
6.  I LOVE to dance. I can really shake my groove thing.
7. When I have to fill out my current occupation on something, I always put CEO. Because I am the CEO of my family and my husbands second job is also CEO of the family. LOL

I could totally go on and list more than 7 things but I'm good.
If you are seeing this and have not done it yet then please feel free to go ahead and accept this award and share 7 things about you we may not know. :) 

I will tag a few blogs that I would like to see do this list.


Pumpkin Pie card for Sketch Challenge

Here is another card I made recently. I hope I can get all the Fall/Thanksgiving cards up that I made before Thanksgiving! 
I really love this image from The Stamping Boutique. It makes me hungry and I am already craving some good pumpkin pie. My baby sister is in charge of the pies for our family celebration and she is BUYING them from the store and not making them. This only upsets me because I originally said that I wanted to sign up to do the pies but she fought and argued so she could do it and I got stuck with cranberry sauce. WTF?! And now she isn't even MAKING the pies. Well I guess the rest of my family will be sorry they let her sign up for them and not me. 
Enough ranting. Sorry. Onto the cute card!

For this card I again used the Dazzles stickers. I also got to use my cool punch again. I still haven't made a flower with it yet, can you believe it!?
This card will be entered into the Sketches by Carly current challenge because I used her sketch for it! Go me!

Time for another Challenge Card with TSB images!

I really need to find a way to make cooler titles for my posts.
Anyways, there is a new challenge at The Stamping Boutique up now.
My sample for this challenge is another Thanksgiving theme card using the adorable AJ and Audrey.

I used some little embellishments I found in my button bag. And also I used a couple leaves from my Dazzles Stickers. I just love these stickers. They are too pretty and delicate. I colored my images with CTMH markers and colored pencils and even a silver pen for the buckles and the pie pan. The DP is also from CTMH.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Mani color of the week

This is Nicole by OPIs Kardashian Kolor, Khloe had a little LamLam.
I really like this color, but I may not keep it this plain for very long. I am already thinking of layering some glitter over it. That's how I roll.
And these are my real nails with a layer of gel over them so they don't break. No more acrylics! EEK! I have had acrylics so long, but when I soaked them off, my nails were so long and pretty that I just couldn't get them cut off for tips so I just got gels. They break so easily if I don't put something on them. I am too rough to go without. I even tried Nail Envy and strengthener and hardeners and all that jazz but still so flimsy. So I will see how it goes with the gel.

 This pic was taken in the sunlight thru my front door. Its too cold to go outside and try to get direct sunlight.

These two were taken under my Ott light. I think the color is just as good with it as in the sun so I may just do only Ott from now on, at least thru the winter when its probly gonna be less sunny.

What do you think of my NOPI KK KHALLL? LOL its like I'm speaking in Kode! HAHA! Get it?

Don't forget, I am going to do a giveaway when I hit 100 followers so become one if you aren't already! And whether you are a card girl or a nail girl, there will be a choice for you to win!
I wish my nail mail would get here soon!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Stamping Boutique BLOG HOP WINNER!!

I have chosen a winner from my comments for The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop with random.com and the winner of one free image from TSB is......................

DAWN!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Dawn! Please email Christy HERE and she will send you your choice of image! Thanks for playing along with TSB!

 Dawn said...

Love your cards! Your nail art is fab too!
Loving the hop!
Dawn xx
7:26 AM

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bountiful Blessings Blog Hop!

Sorry about the technical difficulties. It should be fixed  now! Thanks for bearing with me!

Welcome to the Bountiful Blessings Blog Hop!
We Are Thankful for so Many Things & Wanted to Share our Many Blessings With You!

Thanks for joining us for this Bountiful Blessings Blog Hop Hosted by Jens Digi Stamps.  If you've hopped along from The Fantastic Jacki  http://papermoments.blogspot.com, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to start at the beginning with Jens Digi Stamps (We wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)

Hi! I am Arielle and I am one of the newest members of Jen's Digi Stamps Design Team. I am so happy to have been asked to be a part of this team and I want to do a good job at it. Here is my first card for them!
Yay!! I used Close to my Heart DP and some buttons from my stash and my new border punch.
This image of Boy and Girl Indians is just so cute. I colored it with CTMH markers. Hope you enjoyed it! I had to borrow a camera to get this pic! LOL

Now Head on Over to See What Tina http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com Has Made for Your Viewing Pleasure Today!! 

Blog Candy:
The Blog Candy for this Blog Hop is An Extra Special Grab Bag & 
A Gift Certificate to Jens Digi Stamps Store
We will pick/Announce the Winners on Wednesday, November 16th

Rules to be eligible for The Blog Candy:
1.)  You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop 
2.) Leave a comment below on Jens Digi Stamps Blog
3.) Become a follower at http://jensdigistamps.blogspot.com/ 
4.) For an Extra Entry for the Blog Candy, Please Friend us at Jens Digi Stamps on Facebook

Thanks for Joining us Today!! We Feel Blessed to Have you Here!!
Here is the Line Up in Case you get Lost along the Way

Start  http://jensdigistamps.blogspot.com 
Jacki  http://papermoments.blogspot.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Stamping Boutique BLOG HOP!!!

Ok ya'll! This is my first blog hop on my blog! Exciting!! I am a combo nail blog and scrapbook/card making blog so some of my followers are nail girls and some are scrap girls. I don't think I could keep up with two separate blogs so I am keeping my interests combined for now. At least until I get bigger. LOL  I want to do a giveaway when I hit 100 followers but I don't know if I will do a nail polish prize or scrap candy. Hmmm...I think I will see which I have more of following me and if its a nail majority then it will go with the polish but I'm sure both groups would like nail polish. How about both and you can choose which you want to go for! Yay! Figured it out! I love when things work out!

So on to the HOPPING! If you are a cardmaker/scrapbooker then the next 3 days of posts will be for you!
If you have come here from Jerusha-http://ilovepapercrafting.blogspot.com/ then you are on the right track, if not please head over to http://www.christyszaneycreations.blogspot.com/ to start at the beginning. 

The new design team, myself included, is taking part in this "Freestyle Hop."  What is a "Freestyle Hop" you may ask? Well our team has free reign to create any project they would like using any TSB image and show off their unique flair!

This hop starts today, November 11th (12:01 am CST) and will run all weekend ending on Sunday, November 13th (11:59 pm CST) to allow you plenty of time to hop. Now with any hop there has to be some prizes along the way right? Well this hop is no exception!! You will want to make sure to visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment as each one will be giving away one TSB image! Be sure to leave your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win.

If that isn't enough to entice you to hop with us, well maybe this will- 1 random person (who comments on all DT blogs and leaves a final comment on The Stamping Boutique's blog) will be selected to win the entire set of our newest line of images called the Smoochies. HOLY MOLY, now that is a great prize as there are 11 images in the line currently!!! You can see the Smoochies HERE!

I used a Smoochie in my last post, but for this project I used two separate images and put them together because they are just the cutest pair. This is Pilgrim AJ and Pilgrim Audrey. They are ready for Thanksgiving! I used my new punch to make the cute border too. I can't wait to see the other things I can try to make with it. I'm seeing flowers and leaves! I used some little skittles on here too and they are all yellow or brown or green but they look different with the different colors of paper showing thru them. I  just love them!
I colored my image with Bics and Sharpies and Stampin Up and CTMH markers because I don't have any Copics of my own and wasn't around my friends who DO have them for me to borrow! LOL The sentiment is a combo of two Close to my Heart stamps. I think the title for this card should be Combo Thanks! Its a big card. I am going to have to custom make an envelope for this bugger to fit in!

Hope you liked my Thanksgiving card with AJ & Audrey images. Friday evening I will be back with another Smoochie image and maybe more! Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win your own  TSB image!

Now head on over to see my good friend Sue-http://confessionsofapaperhoarder.blogspot.com/  I am sure she has some beautiful creation for you and she may have used some Close to My Heart products. See if I'm right!!

Here is the list of places on the Hop list in case you missed any.
Christy D-http://www.christyszaneycreations.blogspot.com/<----Start Here



Ali (Dragonlady)-http://craftydragons.blogspot.com/








Ali (Aqualeiga)-http://aqualeigasescape.blogspot.com/



Arielle-http://soccermom5982.blogspot.com/ <---ME!! You are here and almost done!


TSB Challenge Blog-http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/<---- Final Stop

Thank you in advance for hopping and Good Luck, we hope to inspire you along the way!