Monday, July 2, 2012

Achooo!

Somehow I ended up with a cold, so I'm laying low today.  But I did have enough energy to do a little stamping on my nails:


I've been wanting to try out this stamp for a long time - not really sure why I haven't used it before.  I really like it!  I just picked up two of the colors from Essie's new Mirror Metallics collection (Penny Talk and Nothing Else Metals, a lilac chrome), and like most chrome finish polishes, they're great for stamping.

Against this red-violet, Penny Talk isn't showing up as copper as it really is, but I do like this combination.

You guys will probably be seeing a lot more stamping around here soon.  In a couple weeks, my niece will be arriving to spend the summer with us again!  Since I'm not likely to get a whole lot of sewing or knitting done during that time, I think stamping will be my art form of choice!

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  1. Oh so sorry to hear about your sickliness, summer colds are the absolute worst! At least your nails look amazing!

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    1. I'll live, LOL! I'm really just using it as an excuse to knit all day ;-)

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  2. i am so in love with the nails. that looks amazing! is it hard to do? i spend way too much of my time washing dishes so my nails are usually sadly neglected...

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    1. No, it's super easy! I put my Page about Nail Stamping back up top, for newer readers who weren't around for my earlier nail shenanigans ;-) I also spend a lot of time cleaning/washing dishes (the lot of us housewives!) but my little treat to myself is to do my nails in the evening. Usually only looks good for a day though!

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    2. awesome, i'll check out the links! suppose i could have just googled it myself... hope you get to feeling better soon!

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  3. Oooh, I really like that stamp too!

    I hope you feel better soon.

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  4. Stamping's just fine with me.
    hugs

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    1. Better than empty space, right?

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  5. Ouch ... I hate summer colds! Drink lots of fluids and get your rest. I know you have a busy month coming up. xo

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    1. Rested all day. And knitted ;-)

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  6. Feel better soon, Gail! Fluids are key. A little vitamin c and echinacea doesn't hurt either.

    I'm glad to see another one of your stamping manis. You always do such a great job!

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    1. Or . . . I only show the ones I do a good job on!

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    1. Thank you! Could you please pass a tissue?

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