Nail Art Tutorial - Vintage Pattern Inspired

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hi all you awesome people! 

Today is a great day, not only because it’s my birthday, but because I’ve got another video tutorial for you!! Yipee! 

The video I have prepared for you guys is a Nail Art Tutorial. I really love the sorta vintage color scheme of blush and turquoise and, from there, I’ve really taken a liking to other vintage looking things recently, like the pattern that inspired this nail tutorial. What was once old becomes new again. I like to call it ‘Modern Vintage Style’… is that already a ‘thing’? ha ha. Here’s a look at the nails I’m showing you how to do:

I think it looks super cute and I’m pleased with how easy it actually was to do. If you can hold a paint brush, I’m confident you can do this yourself with watching my tutorial. So, here you go, watch this and then get to it! 

Art Series - Post #5 - Portrait of a Girl

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hey Everyone!

Today I've got another drawing I did in the past to show you all. This one was done in 2009 and is done with only an HB pencil. Even though I have several sets of art pencils with a variety of hard and soft leads, I have always preferred using just my standard HB pencil. So here it is, I'm just calling in 'Portrait of a Girl':

I love drawing people's portraits... actually, I think people are my favourite subject to draw. When I was in art school my favourite drawing class was, by far, figure drawing! 

Hopefully I will have some comic book progress to share in next week's Art Series Post, but if not, I will show you all another older piece.

Hope you all enjoyed! ;)

Sam ♡

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Mason Jar Vase Piece - Distressed Shabby Chic

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hiiii! HI! 

I am so, super, dee duper excited to show you guys my newest video! I’ve been wanting to make this for myself for a while and decided it would be great to do as a DIY tutorial for all you guys, too! So I did! I love it, I love it, I love it! It turned out soooo AWESOME! Okay, take a looky at what we’re making: 

Isn’t it the greatest? Oh, I know I JUST LOVE IT! :D Okay, so, before I get to the video, I’m going to tell you guys everything I used and what you’ll need if you want to make one for yourself.

So first, I’ve chosen this color scheme you see in the photo because it goes a long with the color theme I’ve started in my art room, which you may remember from way back when I did the post about my new art room, if not, you can click here to check out that post. I should do an update on my art room soon, now that I’m thinking about it… anyway, back to this crazy awesome project! 

Art Series - Post #4 - 'Boat Launch' Watercolor

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hey all,

I've got a new Art Series post for you today! I've had to wait a while to show you guys any of this project since it was one that was a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's sister and her husband. Since they live a few hours away from us we had to plan a visit in order for me to give it to them and that was this past weekend. Now I can show it to all of you! They seemed to really love it (that made me feel so happy) and I hope you all will too! 

I'm going to show you the painting as a finished project first, but if you scroll down you'll be able to view the time lapse video I put together from the photos I took of my progress along the way. So, here is the painting in it's completed state:

This painting is done in watercolor. It's painted from a photograph I took in Salmon Arm, BC in June of 2013 as the sun was setting. This is where my boyfriend and his family lived for many years and where he and his siblings grew up. This painting looks out over the Shuswap Lake right next to the Salmon Arm Wharf, which you can see some of in the painting.

DIY Jewelry Dish Project (IKEA Hack) - Fun, Easy, Inexpensive!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bonjour, Friends!!!

Today I have a fun crafty video tutorial for you guys! When you take your jewelry off at the end of the night do you end up with little piles of jewelry on your night stand or perhaps on your bathroom vanity? Well, I do. I’m always so tired and I don’t feel like having to organize them in their usual home at that point, I just wanna go to beddd! If you’re like that too this project will be great for you or even if you just want a cute way to display some of your favourite jewelry pieces. I’m showing you how to make your own jewelry dishes and very inexpensively, too! BONUS! ;) Here, take a look at what we’re making:

So, if you wanna make some of these, first there’s a few things you’ll need to pick up and some things you’ll probably already.

Geometric Shapes Vases - by Mom ♥

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hi guys!

Here's a quick little post for you today! Just wanted to show you some more cases my Mom made from my Decorative Vase tutorial (click here for that post). Instead of tearing the paper as I show in my tutorial, she decided to try cutting some geometric shapes from very colorful tissue paper. These turn our quite beautiful, don't you think?

If you like these, try to make some yourself! It is quite simple and easy to do and, I've been told, can be quite relaxing. You can't really do much to mess this project up, so give it a go. Again, here is the link to that post with the video. :D

Happy Geometric Vasing!

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Falling Waterfall (Variation) Braid Tutorial

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hi Everyone! 

I’m so glad to be back with a new video! Yay! If you’ve been following me on facebook (if you haven’t, well, what are ya waitin’ for? then you know all about my troubles this week. When I finally got to film my video I was interrupted a few times with the barking dog, and I was going to include it as outtakes at the end of my video, but I just chose not to — trying not to dwell on the negative. :) Would you have wanted to see my annoyed faces? Comment below. 

Alright, so, in this video I am showing you a cute casual hairstyle. It looks very feminine and pretty but might take a little practice. I’ve tried to explain the as best I could and I’ve included some additional diagrams in this post that I could not show in the video itself, just in case a little more clarification is needed. It’s not a typical waterfall technique; it’s more of a variation of. If you guys are at all interested in me doing a tutorial on the actual waterfall technique, then just leave me a little comment below letting me know. ;) I aim to please ‘cause I luv ya! But, for now, here is the hairstyle I’m showing you in this video:

Pretty cute, isn’t it? Okay, so you’ll find the video tutorial below, and remember, don’t get discourage if you don’t get the hang of it right away — you will! And once you do, it’ll be a breeze. You can also find those extra diagrams I mentioned, with a little more of an explanation, here on this post just below the video! Have fun!