Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm a Model you know what I mean, and I do my little dance on the catwalk...

Ha! Not quite a model and not quite a catwalk!

Lucas and I were asked by the folks at the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival to pose for a few pictures at their event. They are looking to reach out to a new market of 25-36 year olds to come to their motoring festival. We had a blast running around the gorgeous festival grounds at Honey Horn Plantation. Here are a few shots:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas is Over!

The Christmas season has come to end but I still have another Christmas post I need to make. I heard Christmas music on the radio this morning so I guess I can still show you my homemade Christmas ornaments, right?

Here is a sampling of the ornaments I made for the PSA Essentials design team project:

Life has been totally hectic lately. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" has chosen our area for the next build and the company I work for has been selected to do all of the local PR/Marketing. It has been quite the whirlwind and I hope to update all of you at some point. The build will start on January 12. If you're in the area and want to get involved go to or

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Another Year, Another Birthday

My birthday has yet again come and gone. Another year older and hopefully another year wiser. In the past year I've really started to get my craft on and some of my birthday gifts reflected my new found hobby. Luke's mom, Anita (my future mother-in-law!), got me a gift certificate to Michael's craft store which might be the best gift ever! I've already used half of it on materials for my February PSA Essentials assignment. Another really thoughtful set of gifts came from Libby, who is the PSA Essentials Design Team Manager and an awesome friend. She got me a circle punch, scalloped scissors and rollout adhesive. Check out how excited I was when I opened it:

So excited to get to work on my crafts!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Nail Polish Project

Two fridays ago, on November 19th, I went out to get a manicure with my girlfriends Ashley and Libby. Libby and I both decided to the new gel nail polish that is guaranteed to last 2 weeks. The manicure cost $10 more than a regular manicure and was a very different experience! After each nail polish coat we had to put our nails under the black light (UV?) for 2 minutes. After the final coat had set for 2 minutes, they wiped down your nails and they were 100% dry - no more leaving the nail salon with wet nails!

I was suspicious about how long the polish would stay on without chipping so I decided to document it. Overall, the polish is similar to having cement on your nails and feels very strong. Here is the progress (nail color is "Linkin Park After Dark" and I used the PSA Essentials Stamps for documenting):

I was really impressed with how these held up. They took a good beating during Thanksgiving and with some yardwork. Definitely recommend trying it out for yourself! Only downsides - your nails grow out fairly quickly in 2 weeks and you have to go back to the nail salon to get the polish removed.