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Friday, September 6, 2013

Anything Goes Linky # 118, Features, And New Fall Jamberry Nails

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First I will share a few features from last weeks link up. With Halloween approaching, I am going to have to try out I Gotta Create's fun denture ice cube tutorial

Growing In Grace shared a great step by step tutorial for a yummy Pumpkin Nut Roll

Jewelry Making Journal shared their beautiful work, for a Fall inspired Postage Stamp Jewelry Tutorial.

Crazy Adventures In Parenting shared these terrific Baked Nutella Doughnuts.

I am excited about Fall approaching, as you can probably tell by my features. One of the things I love about  Fall is the fashion. You may know that I am a Jamberry nail consultant. I had a chance to check out their new Fall catalog, and it's amazing. Here are a few of my favorites, that I can't wait to order. In case you are not familiar with Jamberry nails, they are an affordable way to do nail art at home. They last up to 2 weeks on your hands, and 6 weeks on your toes. 



Just a few of the new nail shields available at If you would like to host an online party, to earn free nail wraps, please email me at 

And now for our party!!!

If you would like a chance to be featured at next weeks party, please leave a comment below. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

DIY Personalized Special Date Penny Jewelry

These earrings cost only a few pennies to make, lol, pun intended. The biggest challenge is finding pennies with your special date. You could make birthday pennies, anniversary pennies, graduation pennies, you get the idea. My penny earrings celebrate the birth year of my two sons. I have a 2009 penny for Lucas, and a 2002 penny for Joshua. Both pennies were hand painted using my Sharpie trick, to give them a faux patina. You don't have to color the pennies, and of course you could paint them any other color you prefer. Next I covered the top in a glossy accent, to give it a clear bubbled look, and protect the faux patina. Attach to earring findings, or bails, to make a charm for a necklace or bracelet, and you are done. 

Sharpies (I used light green, turquoise, light blue, and a silver metalic Sharpie to get the color above)
Special Date Pennies
Glossy Accents Gel
E6000 Jewelry Glue
Earring Findings


First clean your pennies with antibacterial soap, and dry. Using Sharpie markers, color the face of each penny until you get the desired look. Cover top with your Glossy Accents gel. Remove any bubbles quickly using your nail or a needle before gel has a chance to dry. Cover and let dry per package directions. I usually let them dry over night. Glue earring findings or bails to the back side with Jewelry glue, and again let dry over night, or per glue package directions. That's it, you now own one of a kind, personalized jewelry, just for you! 

These would make great Christmas or Mother's day gifts for someone special.
What are you waiting for, grab your purse, find those special date pennies, and get to crafting. Well that's what I have been up to, what about you? Come share at our weekly Anything Goes linky party.