Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday!
Here's my Bella with her horns...she really doesn't need the red ones, her real ones are underneath! LOL!!!

Such a cutie.
Anyway, I have a Halloween craft that I created last week.
It started out like this:

This is a Tim Holtz Configurations Book.

So I first painted the whole thing black...then added papers to the covers.
I also added some swirled bling to the front and a textured velvet ribbon to the outside so I can close it.

This is the back cover.

Here is the inside.
I covered the inside with paper as well.
Now for the little boxes...

I added spiders, buttons, skulls, marbles, skeletons and so much more.

Here I took some glass bottles and added microbeads in copper and labeled them.

I added a glittered spider, an eyeglass thingie (yes, I have no idea what they are called),
skulls, a skeleton with pins and some buttons.

And's the finished piece.

I also did a fast and easy Halloween manicure.
I started with Orly Liquid Vinyl, which is my favorite black.

Then I used both of these Sinful Colors glitters.

First I dabbed All About You on my tips, which is just a fine gold glitter.

Then I added Pumpkin Spice heavy on the edge of the tip of each nail and feathering it out going up.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween post and I hope you enjoy the Halloween Season.
Take care!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month Manicure

Hi All!
One of my awesome friends, Jess, asked me if I'd like to join in on the fun of doing a nail art manicure for 
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.
Of course my answer was yes!
Here is a link to her blog so that you can see the awesomeness she has done as well!

If you know me at all, I am a HUGE animal lover and have had the honor of adopting many a puppy.  Our latest addition to the family, Bella, was adopted only a year and a half ago from our local SPCA and is like no other puppy that we have had so far.
Hubby and I had to let one of our puppies go to Heaven a year and a half ago after only having her for a very short time.  She had a rare condition that was genetic and she was getting worse and worse...we could not let her stay in pain no matter how much we wanted her to stay with us.  
That day, hubby decided for us to take a trip to the SPCA to just look around...that does not happen with me and he should have known that!  We looked around and I seriously had a smaller dog in mind.  We have always had medium to big dogs and now that I am getting...ahem...older, I wanted a smaller dog this time.  But all the poor poochies that needed a home were rather large, so since I didn't have my heart into getting a new puppy...all was good.  Until I got to the LAST kennel.  
I see this little cutie all by herself and no card on the kennel for us to pull.  What was her story?  She wasn't too crazy about visitors, but she did come over to me...leary, but she did come over.  I thought she was adorable and showed her to the hubby.  He thought she was cute as well, but no card on the kennel made me believe that she was already being adopted, so I told hubby that we might as well leave.
As we walk out, hubby stops at the counter and asks the girl about the little one we saw that didn't have a card.  She states...'Oh, the people that were going to adopt her can't, so here's her card.'  Hubby takes it and brings it to me.  Oh gosh, we have got to go back now and see her again.  The card states that she is a Rottie Mix.  Hubby know she will get big...very big.  I don't care, she is too cute.  We go into her kennel and should have known that she was going to be a cute, little devil!  
The growling was hysterical...I took a picture of her:

But even with the devil in her, we still took her home...and yes, she is still evil, 
especially when she is sleeping...but I love her.

Here she is on the swing with her pool next to her...yes, spoiled...

But I wouldn't have it any other way.  
Her and our older dog Amber get along well...they are always looking out for each other, 
but they do have their moments where I have to break them up! LOL!!!
Amber, we were lucky enough to bring into our home 10 years ago. 
Another puppy that we thought wouldn't get so big.

Here they are together...

Yes, Amber is about 100 pounds...and Bella...she has stayed at 40 pounds.
So I guess she doesn't have the Rottie trait! LOL!!!

For Adopt a Shelter Animal month, I did a manicure for my two babies.
I used my favorite black nail polish by Orly called Liquid Vinyl.
This is my go to black.
For the copper color, I used Revlon Copper Penny.

One side is black and copper for Bella

The other is copper and black for Amber

Here is a close up of my accent nails

A Dog Paw and Bone...seemingly appropriate with my two that LOVE bones.
I used the bottom of a wooden skewer with both nail polishes to make the artwork.

My Amber nails:

My Bella nails:

I want to thank you for visiting and listening to my story of my Shelter puppies.
When you are looking to get a new addition of unconditional love to your home...
please remember that there are fur babies of all sorts hoping that you will make them a part of your family.

I also want to thank Jess for letting me be a part of this.
It was lots of fun, and anything to do with animals...I am there!
Again, visit Jess' site...Drunken Beauty.
She does the best reviews on all sorts of beauty items.
I am always in awe.
Take care all!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween is on it's Way!

This week I decided to upcycle a wreath that I had outside and wasn't in love with it anymore.
So instead of throwing it away, I knew it still had life in it and took all the items off of it and start from scratch for the Halloween Season.
Here it is...naked and ready for some new clothes!

I used some black mesh cloth, spider web and skeletons that I had from last year.
Then made some Halloween flowers that I had so much fun making with some skulls to finish them off.
I also added a huge bow I made, spiders and a wooden plaque that I painted.
Our front door is ready for Halloween now!
How do you think it came out?

I also decided that since I do my nails twice a week mostly, that at the beginning of the week it's Halloween  and at the end it's pink for Breast Cancer Awareness throughout this month.
I hope I share as much as I do...but lets be honest, I usually forget.

Here is what I decided to do today for Halloween since it's still early in the month.
I just painted them black with Orly Liquid favorite black, then added Purple, Orange, Green and White various sized dots.  Figured those were Halloween colors.

Before I go...I have to plug my Etsy shop since Halloween is coming.

Cute little Halloween Cards for the Kiddies

Treat Bags for the Kiddies

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Take care!