Wednesday, November 30, 2011

STEP-BY-STEP GEL NAIL LESSONS - Lesson #4) Combining Gel With Fiber Wraps

STEP-BY-STEP GEL NAIL LESSONS - Lesson #4) Combining Gel With Fiber WrapsADDING FIBERWRAPS TO GEL NAILS Explanation of gels and fiber: No, I am not using a gel w/ fiber already in it (like LE’s Fabrique). I am referring to sandwiching fiber-wraps like silk or fiberglass in between layers of gel (ANY U-V GEL!)....The fiber I like is Star Nails silk in

Stitched- Online Video Workshop

Become . . .
The Queen Of Creativity Tiara

Push past your creative comfort zone and celebrate the unique spirit inside the one and only, amazing you! We'll explore a number of innovative color applications, sewing techniques and fiber twists and turns to design and embellish your one-of-a-kind, fabric creations. Discover the creative queen inside of you!

Let me teach you how to transfer photos, coordinate fabrics with a 5 minute dye process . . .

I'll show you how to create fabric with yarn without knitting or crochet . . .

Would you like to learn some easy and fun embroidery stitches?

We'll explore the Art of Color and Composition-

Learn how to design 3 dimensional designs with a few simple materials-

And much more ! ! !

To find out how to create this tiara and the other projects in Stitched- order the Stitched Video Workshop!

Let me tell you a bit about the Stitched Video Workshops. This project is sponsored by the lovely Alma Stoller. She contacted me and 19 other talented artists. She asked us to create an original project and a video workshop.
All of our projects workshop videos will be available for purchase via the Stitched Video Workshop page. You can download all of the 20 projects available and watch the video tutorials as many times as you wish, any time you like!

These are not your average 3 minute U-Tube tutorials. Each instructor will walk you step-by-step through each project. Each workshop is a multi-dimensional learning process on a wide variety of fiber and fabric masterpieces! The instructors are experienced fiber artists with truly original ideas and techniques. I"m so honored to be among them!

Here is a list of the 20 Stitched Instructors, go to Alma Stoller's Blog for their projects and to learn a bit more about them.

Mollie Johanson
Annie Hutchings
Sara Lawson
Jennifer Ofenstein
Deborah Boschert
Karen Ruane
Kelli Nina Perkins
Vanessa Wilson
Joanna Martinez
Wendi Gratz
Penney Klaproth
Jackie Bowcutt
Ann Tucker
Tammy Gilley
Tracie Lampe
Paula Joerling
Nikki Wheeler
Cindy Caraway
Dale Anne Potter
Jill Verbick O'Leary

You will find a variety of beautiful quilted projects, art journals, pretty fabric and stitched paper flowers, an adorable bohemian bag, beaded projects, collages, fabric cuffs and oh my, so much more! I can't wait to sign up myself!

Look in the right hand column on this Blog page and Click on "Click Here to Visit Alma Stoller" to sign up! (in red)
The cost for 24/7 access to all Video 20 Workshops is $89.00. Its rally a bargain when you think of all you will learn.

You will be sent to Alma Stoller's Registration Page for your Stitched Video Workshop Registration.

Sneak Peek!

Have you heard about the NEW Funky Fingers SCENTED polishes and CRACKLES?!Stay tuned...

Hard Candy - Baked Blush in Living Doll

 Hard Candy Baked Blush in Living Doll Walmart: $6.00This baked blush was giving to me, from my sister.  packaging: This blush is package in a sturdy compact case. With silver design on the clear flip lid. Back of the case has the description of the blush. Living Doll This Living Doll Baked Blush is a light Cotton Candy Pink with yellow veining.swatches:left side: Wet / right side: Dry Hard Candy

Three Days Grace

I love this ROCK band!Three Days Grace <3Sharing a  few song I listen too  <3 (This picture and video's  DO NOT belong to me, it is placed here for your viewing purposes only)Animal I Have BecomeI Hate Everything About YouNever Too LateJust Like You

Feliciano Lopez Hairstyles,New Hairstyles 2012

In 2005, he was the first male Spanish tennis player to reach the round of Wimbledon since 1972, when Manuel Orantes reached the semi-finals. This is the best Grand Slam result to date, Lopez, and repeated it Again in 2012 Wimbledon, this time beaten by Marat Safin in four sets. He is a player who finally beat Tim Henman Wimbledon career, his five-set thriller in the second round in 2012, up

Kate Middleton Hairstyles

Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Middleton (January 9, 1982) is the wife of Prince William of Wales. They were engaged on November 16, 2012 and wed on April 29, 2012 at Westminster Abbey. The wedding was deemed the Biggest wedding in history (in terms of the media attention). Previously to being married to a royal, she was a buyer for Jigsaw.Kate Middleton looked soft and sweet with her soft curls for

Monthly Favourites: June 2012

Time for Monthly Favourites again ladies :) Here are the stars of this month!BodyCome summer, we all want polished skin so I use Scholl Rough Skin Remover on my feet to prepare them for sandal season and The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Scrub to polish the rest of my skin.  I was using a combination of two body moisturizers this month, The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Butter and La Roche Posay

Morning Wedding Make-Up & Hair

Hello my lovelies :) As some of you are aware, I had a morning wedding yesterday :) It was spectacular... simple yet elegant and everyone had a good time :) I do not have pictures of the outfit yet as we only had some professional photos taken (we know the photographer hehe) so I guess you'll have to wait for that :) In the mean time, here's the make up (pics taken at the end of the day) and hair

Day 17 - 100 Days Picture Challenge

Day 17A Picture Of Your Favorite Game.I love this game! <3

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

STEP-BY-STEP GEL NAIL LESSONS - Lesson #3) Fill-In Procedures/Maintenance of gel Nails

STEP-BY-STEP GEL NAIL LESSONS - Lesson #3) Fill-In Procedures/Maintenance of gel NailsLesson #3) Fill-In Procedures/Maintenance of gel Nails.... Gel Nails Fill-In: Basic Procedure. No breaks or repairs needed, not with "pink and white" (or permanent French Manicure as I call it). Those fill-in lessons to come soon! (These procedures best when used

New in the shop today, "The Hatter",  the first in a new series I've started depicting children playing at an Alice in Wonderland tea party.
This series was inspired by a family I grew up with in upstate New York, a family whose children staged the most wonderful and elaborately-costumed plays.   
Many thanks to Barbara for providing the photos that help inspire my Tea Party series!

Essie Braziliant

vernis orange nacré rose . 2 couches . Orange with pink shiny polish . 2 coats .

Faux Hawk Hairstyles,Faux Hawk Haircuts

Faux Hawk Haircuts,Faux Hawk Hairstyles,Funk Short Hairstyles,Funky Haircuts,mens Short Hairstyles,Moden Punk Hairstyles,Mohawk Hairstyles,Short League Hairstyles,Tight Taper Hairstyles................ Short Hair Styles 2012 Faux Hawk Hairstyles Faux Hawk Haircuts Faux Hawk Hairstyles | Hairstyles Pictures Faux hawk hair cuts Faux hawk hairstyles for guys Faux Hawk HairstyleTrendy Faux Hawk

Day 16 - A Picture Of Someone Who Inspires You

Day 16 A picture of someone who inspires you. manwomanfilmMy Favorite YouTube Beauty Beauty Guru!! Asahi aka manwomanfilm!! She's My Number 1!! Asahi is so creative, silly and unique! Makeup, outfits and her personality. A True Artist! She is a dancer and a performer she also enjoys video editing production. I love watching her makeup tutorials! She's BEAUTIFUL!!! ^_^I'm showing more then one

Mid-Week Beauty Masterclass: How to clean and care for your False Eyelashes

Hello my lovelies :) I scheduled this post as I will be at a wedding while you're reading it :) This week, I will show you how I clean my false eyelashes and preserve them for another few uses rather than using them just once and dispose of them.  This is also a great tip for saving some money with the more expensive falsies.  I honestly do not wear falsies much but when I wear them, I tend to

Monday, November 28, 2011

STEP-BY-STEP GEL NAIL LESSONS - Lesson #2) Full-Set Sculpted Gel Nails With Forms.......

STEP-BY-STEP GEL NAIL LESSONS - Lesson #2) Full-Set Sculpted Gel Nails With Forms.......Part A: Using clear gels onlyPart B: Using White Free EdgePART A) The following "Full-Set with Clear Gel" method can be used for "transfers"*, full-sets

Pink Wednesday! Honeybee Gardens Goddess!

This week I want to tell you about a company called Honeybee Gardens. They are a local company to me, based in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Honeybee Gardens makes a line of cosmetics, including nail polishes, that are made from all natural ingredients. I was really curious about their nail polish because it is water-based and free from any chemical odors. It also does NOT require nail polish

The Trace Face Philes 500 Followers Giveaway!!

YAY!! My blog has hit another milestone thanks to YOU!!OF COURSE we need to celebrate!!I am pleased to announce The Trace Face Philes 500 Follower Giveaway!There are two prizes this time. As you can see there are several Nicole by OPI nail polishes up for grabs!One winner will get the Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber collection!(14 polishes total)And one winner will get the Nicole by OPI Target

NYX - Glitterama Glitterati Glitter Cream Palette

 NYX - Glitterati Glitter Cream PaletteNOT A REVIEW!!! I just want to share with you, this cute palette I got from NYX. I really like this glitter palette.                    NYX - Glitterati Glitter Cream Palette. I love the name of this palette. LOL!   =^_^=  Can't wait to use these!

Dior underground & Kleancolor chunky holo black

vernis marron . 2 couches . J'ai rajouté une couche de Kleancolor 236 ( noir jelly avec des pailettes de 3 tailles aux reflets cuivré , or et vert )Brown polish . 2 coats . I add a coat of kleancolor 236 ( black jelly base with 3 size of glitters reflects copper , gold & green )

Day 15 - 100 Days Picture Challenge

Day 15A Picture Of Something Old.I have this small jewelry box for 19 years. My oldest sister Mee, gift me this during Christmas. I think I was 10 or 11 years old in the 6th grade. Since she's been gone, this is the only I have from my sister, this reminds me of her.  ^_^

Short Haircuts Pictures

     Short hair cuts gives you a chic, elegant and sexy new look. It’s a daring thing to do, giving up your gorgeous long locks, but be brave, and you won’t regret it. Prepare for an elegant, sophisticated, sexy new you.Restyling herself with one of the female celebrity haircuts would surely help to gain on self respect thought Evelin as she carelessly dreamed about cute, short haircuts of

(pic) Dara 2ne1 – Etude House


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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday and all those lovely deals of the day.

I am not one of those, rush to the malls, sleep in a parking lot, or shop till you drop kind of gift buyer. I'd rather take my time and contemplate on the whole gift giving thing. Finding something as unique as the person I'm buying for is a challenge I really enjoy.

I make many gifts for Christmas. Even when I give money, I create a special stocking or wrapping to put it in. I think its important to share a part of us that is uniquely human and personal. I hope you do too. So often we doubt our skills or abilities and defer to the perfection of a store bought product. What a shame. From our hands, we have the power to create something that oozes with love and affection. You can't get that at the mall!

If you can't create that special something, well, the next best thing is to support the handmade economy. There are so many wonderful places to choose from. I happen to love Etsy. I was a fan before I was a seller. I love the favorite feature. I use often when designing a custom order. At a glance I can see what colors they like, if they are traditional or modern, funky or fashionable. I also know that when I purchase from Etsy, I am supporting a small business. Sites like this even out the marketplace. Everyone gets an opportunity reach customers. An artist can support their family doing what they do best, while staying home to take care of their family. The profits your sale generates may buy a young mom more diapers or a retiree more craft supplies or even food for the dinner table. I love that. Its the gift that keeps giving.

My Etsy Shop Fiberluscious is all about gift giving. My tiaras and crowns are meant to be a big old "thank yous" for being exactly who you are. From a Garden Goddess, Countess of Comfort and Joy or a Man's Man Crown, these are the people we love in our life. They bring us something so beautifully unique.

My pincushions are frequently purchased as gifts. I think they are perfect for a new sewer, or for someone who sews every day. Everyone needs a pin cushion. Many shops make pincushions for every day. My cushions are deluxe! Not only do I spend hours embellishing them with hand embroidery and beads. I also create cushions that last. I enclose tiny packets of emery in many of them. I also like to use wool. Both Wool and Emery sharpen and clean your pins and needles. My pincushion rings have very strong tiny magnets in them. The magnet keeps the pins from sliding out as you were them. I create pincushions I would like to use. In fact, I test each and every design. If they have features that make my job more frustrating, its back to the drawing board for me. I want people to love what I make.

Flowers just make me happy, so I hope that joy comes through in the flower brooches in my shop. They are bright, big and bold. I use a variety of techniques. If you look into my September posts you'll find a tutorial on my fringed flowers. I usually dismantle, untangle, reshape, dye and combine silk flowers. I add organdy, tulle and other fibers to create multi-layered fantasy brooch blooms.

This year I told myself that I wasn't going to do Christmas items. I created a whole bunch last year and they didn't sell. I thought that people would love to purchase re-rappable gift wrap for CDs and DVDs. I made ornaments and even a few different tiaras. Well, a few weeks into this season, I started to sell what I had. So, I'm working on a few small, fun ornaments and other holiday gifts. If you want to see some really great ideas, check out my Pinterest Board called "Happy Cheer". These cool ideas are from Better Homes and Gardens, but there are so many more projects I want to make when I have time, hmmmmmmmmmmm

And easy but beautiful gift ideas~

So, get busy! You have your own holidays to create!
Don't forget to add a bit of you to all you do.

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