Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clay Balls...

So, I decided to play with some clay and make beads.  I had seen a necklace with big round beads and also many tutorials on how to make them with clay.  They are super easy and quick to make so here are my three new necklaces...

Basically just took small portions of white clay and worked them into a ball.  I used a chopstick to make the bigger holes for the purple necklace (center) and a toothpick for the smaller holes for other two necklaces.  I then followed the baking instructions.  Once cooled I painted each one with nail polish and added to chains.

And done...

I'm super excited that I found a new photo editor!  It's called PicMonkey and I dig it!  Here are some photos I edited using PicMonkey...

Until next time...
I had to take this pic of Luna sleeping.  

I ended up moving her before all her blood rushed to her head....she does look a bit dazed and confused.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Nail Art

So, on top of having hand issues I've been fighting stomach issues as well.  Turns out I had Salmonella poison.  Good times!  I thought it only affected a person for a couple of days...kind of like regular food poisoning...but nope, it can really mess up your stomach.  So, this is the second month I'm still dealing with it.  Now it looks like I may be "gluten sensitive". What the?!? I guess I'll be posting some gluten free recipes soon.  All of this has made me tired and feeling way out of sorts so posting on blog hasn't been a priority.  However, I still check out other people's blogs and a couple of weeks ago I showed Vivian a blog post from someone (dang it but I can't find the post!) that had a nail tutorial I thought she would be into.  Basically you can modge podge  pics and/or words onto your nails...for the tutorial the person used words from a magazine.  Very creative!  Vivian thought so also and one night we decided to try it.  Vivian has a strong affection for the group One Direction and she just had to put their smiley faces on her nails.  Here's the how to...

What you need:

Nail Polish
Modge Podge (MP)
Thin Paint Brush
Top Coat

1.  Cut photos/words from magazines.
She added their faces on one hand and their names on the other.
2.  Paint your nails whatever color you you can see from her nails she painted hers red.

3.  Once nails are dry and you have cut the pics/words you want -- using a think brush add MP to the back of each pic/word and adhere to nail bed.  Do one at a time. 

4.  Then you will want to add MP to the top of each pic/word.
5.  After you have added MP to top let dry and then add top coat.  You will want to add several coats, but wait for each coat to dry before adding the next.

And done...

Until next time....

Luna wasn't in the mood for taking photos.