I had tons of fun making this belated birthday card. I cut out the shells and letters with my Cricut (Life’s A Beach cartridge). I also cut the card out from the Life’s A Beach cartridge and then layered a piece of brown card stock behind the square opening. The coral and seaweed are just stickers from a scrapbook embellishment pack.
As you’ll notice, I like to paint each nail different–especially for holidays. I left the solid colors for a few days just because I thought it looked cute. Then I added my decorations.
Scotch tape is my best friend when I’m doing my nails all crazy. I cut skinny strips of tape for the blue and purple design, then just painted over them and peeled the tape off. For the chick and egg design, I cut the tape in a jagged pattern (I needed to restock my white polish so I used a french manicure color and the egg is hard to see). I used a black nail polish pen for the eyes and a wood stick cuticle pusher dipped in orange polish for the nose.
For the carrot, I initially used tape then added a little more polish to the edges so that they weren’t so harsh. I then took the wooden stick and added green leaves.
I also used the polish-dipped, wooden nail sticks to make the dots on my thumb and pinky. Once it was fairly dry, I finished up with a top coat and that’s it!
This one took me a few hours, but was still pretty easy to make. The supplies I had were a plaque of wood from Michaels, some tiny hooks from Home Depot, a large key, a few scrapbook embellishments, rope, my Cricut (Life’s A Beach cartridge), my computer, and paint. Continue reading →
I’m a very impulsive and impatient person. I’m also a shopaholic. For a moment, I wondered if my impulsive actions are considered to be spontaneous or reckless? Am I seizing the moment or being careless? The thought was dismissed almost immediately. To some, my behavior may seem hasty, but to me, it’s obvious that I am simply making the most of life. The impulsive things I do are (for the most part) within reason. Case in point: although I am a shopaholic, I’m also an accountant; so I know what I’m doing… Continue reading →