Thursday, August 30, 2012

Glass Handbag Giveaway

Hey all Rubyblood here to bring you a wonderful handbag giveaway. I wish you all luck and may you win! I have won a few giveaways myself and I find myself addicted! You never know when you might win.

Like most women, I have several purses, handbags, totes, and evening bags but I must tell you that I have never owned a handbag like the one I received from Glass Handbag. Even the box and packaging is enticing. Once you open the cardboard box, you find the exquisite Glass Handbag box which is totally impressive! I could not believe how luxurious this bag was. Immediately I could smell the scent of leather and see the unique texture of this glorious bag. Additionally it has a metal link chain and matching leather shoulder strap for easy carrying.

I chose the Frankie Structured Silver Embossed Python Crossbody Bag with sleek silver hardware. This bag is perfect for when you need to carry larger items but still want to look stylish. There are pockets inside that are multi-functional yet appropriate for your cell phone or even your wallet.

The most unique feature is that each Glass Handbag is equipped with an integrated light system. This light system is amazing! Glass Handbag's innovative and patented feature is designed with the the idea of finding everything you need in your handbag instantly. This battery powered light immediately comes on when you open the handbag and there are two adapters inside the handbag that you insert into the light panel one is for the sensor, and the other is for the light. . You will never again be frustrated by low light or dark environments when needing something in your bag and if you're anything like me, I'm always looking for my keys.

Celebrities have even discovered this handbag phenomenon! Gladys Knight, Carrie Ann Inaba, Nicey Nash and Karina Smirnoff are just a few stars who are carrying Glass Handbags!

I am truly amazed and mesmerized with the quality, style and functionality of this handbag and I am so thrilled that I was chosen to review this product. It was honestly an honor! If this isn't reason enough to be impressed with Glass Handbag, you must know that for every bag purchased, $3.00 will benefit the Public Education Foundation, which is an awesome gesture!

You can view all of the Glass Handbag products and styles on the website, Facebook or Twitter.

One lucky reader will be able to win their very own Glass Handbag, and choose from ANY bag in the Glass Handbag Leather Handbag Collection, thanks to the generosity of the sponsor. Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below beginning September 1, 2012...Good Luck!

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Life is good.

Things have been going pretty good with me! I am currently working on a nightmare before Christmas theme set but I am off for the holiday and on my way to fun! Sorry not a long post tonight, currently trying to get things cleaned and laundry done so I don't have to worry this weekend. It's going to be rough because I am going to be sleeping at night and awake in the day and have to be back to normal (sleep during day awake at night) by 12am Monday morning when I go back to work!! Wish me luck. Have a good holiday weekend.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A cake adventure!

I haven't baked a cake since middle school or high school but I did it today! Made business partner/co-worker a birthday cake!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crayons with a heat gun. 4 crafts made at once.

I recenetly caught a heat gun on sale at a tool store the Old Man dragged me to. It was only 13.99 and I had read that it works better then a hair dryer on crayons so I jumped on it! I had it for a few days but didn't get a chance to use it til now. So here's what I did!

First I cut a piece of foam board to the size desired and then painted with some acrylic paint. I couldn't find a paint brush so I used a old gift card to spread the paint and got this cool texture look.
Then I decided the order I wanted and glued them down with a hot glue gun.
Then I went to the basement with my heat gun and set the canvas at a tilt.
After seeing how it gathered at the bottom (I loved the swirls!) I decided to put another piece under it at a less vertical angle and then started again!
Close up. This is what I got off the other canvas.
Look at that metallic!
This is what I got when I pulled the original pool of crayon off the floor and melted it. I Think I am going to call this tree frog of death.... Catchy right? The death just because of the melted skull and tree frog because that's what I see like its coming out of the canvas!
This is just me throwing a skull in the middle and grabbing some crayons snapping off some pieces and then placing them randomly around the skull. Kind of looks like a skull coming out of some oooze and the crayon pieces look like pills.

This is the first one completed at the very beginning of this post.
Sorry about the photo's they were all done from iphone and for some reason all have a shadow and I didnt see anything on the lens. Be careful when you melt metallic crayons they smoke if you stay over them too long. 


Monday, August 27, 2012

~over~Juno Lucina Group #Giveaway

Hey all Rubyblood here happy to bring to you another great give away! This one is for a beautiful pendant! Please see below for details.

Crafting days: Scrap hat

 Click read more to see pictures.

~OVER~ Life of a mad typer Summer nights Giveaway!

Hey all,
This is Rubyblood,Your host for this giveaway! I Have been working on making this the best giveaway it can be! I contacted local small businesses and asked if they like to sponsor a prize. So in this giveaway we have as sponsors:Black Iris Emporium (my company),Beauty junkie,JtCreationz,Diane wing,Fugaloo design! So scroll on down and wait for the rafflecopter to load and enter to win!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

~OVER~FREE Blogger OPP: Bloggers only!! Sign your Blog Up For The Fantastic Vampire-rific Tru Blood Halloween Giveaway

Hey all this is Rubyblood bringing you details on another blogging opp. This is something near and dear to my heart.......Vampires!!!! True blood is a very popular show that is playing on HBO and can bring your blog more traffic and help get your name out! Please tell them Life of a mad typer referred you.

Devil’s Mountain By Bernadette Walsh book review


I have always been into Irish and Celtic based stories. So this book caught my attention when I read the synopsis. I love the combination of history and myth In this book, to me it made it seem even more real. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

iPhone 4s 16GB for $149 here's how.

Want a brand new iPhone 4S at a discounted price?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#Craft project canceled

A few weeks ago I mentioned a craft I was planning on doing that was inspired by this image on pintrest.

Sad to say That project has been axed at this point by the Old man as he said we should do that a later time. So It has been pushed to the side to possibly never happen. The Idea was to make my own back splash behind the stove in my own way and design. Would have been cool to do.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Free Silver Plated Heart Pendant or Silver Plated Hoop Earrings! offer is back!

This offer is back!  Hurry before its over again!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

A day in the life of an #abuse victim

So some time ago I did a post about abuse. I did my makeup for the photos for the post and left it that way all day and went around town. I had been planning this post about the experiences that I had that day but didn't write it until now.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Free Surprise - Receive a Free Silver Plated Heart Pendant or Silver Plated Hoop Earrings! from ending soon.

Hey all hurry over and get your free pendant or earrings by following the link below! I can't wait for mine to arrive! Hurry won't last long.

Free Surprise - Receive a Free Silver Plated Heart Pendant or Silver Plated Hoop Earrings!

#contest from @NyxCosmetics Show Off Your First Place Lookon #Instagram!

I love contests! Specially anything that gives a chance for artistic skills to come out. So here's the gist of it you do your makeup in a color of the Olympic rings or gold and post to Instagram with the hash tag #nyxgames2012 and the best will win! Ends 22nd at noon pst.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Nivea design contest. Please vote for me!

Hey all I have designed my own cap to enter in this contest please vote for me using the link below.

Deals for the week of 8/17/2012

Went out shopping the last few days looking to see what deals I could get and I got a few! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crafting disaster crayons

So today I was going to do a trick I saw online. That trick? Melting crayons in a microwave in a mold to make shaped crayons.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The search for the perfect eye liner.

Ok so I started to wear eye liner about June of last year and I have this issue. It wears off of me whether it's water proof or not. I have tried a few different brands in many types: liquid,pencil,clickable pencil,gel. It all either melts off of me or (like the liquid) flakes off. I actually found someone that does their eye liner in the look that I was going for and asked what they use. I just got the one they said they used and I have tried it a couple times. Today I am going to try it with primer to see if I get a better result because I am not looking to see what it looks like when I put it on but what it looks like over time. So far I do love the easy application on this eye liner but its not lasting as long as I hopped. I supposed there is only so long it would last but I don't have much experiences with eyeliner. Once I am satisfied with results I will post a review.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Gatorade energy chews review

I saw these in the store one night and I am a fan of Gatorade and Powerade, So I thought it might be useful since I work nights incase I felt tired and run down. I didn’t read the package when I purchased it so I was just jumping the gun you could say. It was $1.00 at my local Wal-Mart so I assumed no foul if I didn’t like them. What’s a dollar now a day’s right?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The true nature of tarot by Diane wing.

Click here to purchase

I have been interested in tarot since I was in middle school. It was the same time I discovered my love for barns & nobles. I had never been there before the day I went with my mother. On that day she bought a set of the Waite tarot. She never really let me touch or see them but I always knew they were there calling my name. I inherited then when she died and still never learned how to use them. When I was given the chance to review this book that has the images of the very deck I have I was super excited. I also hoped it could teach me the secrets of the cards.

New project: Tin tiles

Hey all I am working on a new secret project that I wont be revealing until I finish it but I can say it was inspired by This pin I found on pintrest on making decorative tin tiles. Its in the planning stage now on this project looking at what I want my designs to be.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Crayon art part 3: A crayon "Nightmare" experiment. I hope I get it done before "Christmas".

So I had been seeing these crayon art online on Pintrest and tried a few different ways such as this.

Part one.
Part two.
I had a special idea and could see the scene of Nightmare of Christmas in my mind. So I got to work! First I researched and found a image of the scene I was looking at. Then I had to scope how I was going to do this. I had thought about cutting the crayons up and then organizing them and hitting it with a blow dryer to melt it. Well that wouldnt work because they would just blow away! Now if I had a heat gun It would work but I was not trying to go out and buy one. This project took about a week just in the planning stage. I was on Pintrest again  and I saw THIS . So then I knew how to attack this project so I started working.

Crayon art part 2. Blow dryer.

Things needed:
  • A place that you don't care that wax gets everywhere or put up wax paper or a tarp. (tarp is better because it covers more area in case of unexpected messy splatters.)
  • Hair dryer or heat gun
  • Crayons in color of choice
  • Glue gun and glue 
  • Time

Crayon art try one. gluegun

So I had been seeing these on Pintrest and been wanting to try these. So I showed it to my business partner to show what I was planing and he was excited! So here's how it was done First he picked the colors and I did it later pinned up some wax paper plugged in the glue gun. I followed the information listed here and This is what it looked liked. I liked the pools of wax at the bottom but it would be in the way to hang up so we snapped off the pieces and sprayed it with clear acrylic. Michael has adopted the piece and will be framed and hung up. Hope you like!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Carpe diem: What made me realize to seize the day

The other day a co-worker was in a car accident. We work thirds and he had just got off work and was on the way to get his daughter but had to drive to another town to pick her up. He fell asleep at the wheel and crossed into the on coming traffic hitting another car head on. Neither of the people in the other car had a seat belt on. The passenger in that car was a 7 month pregnant woman and she died in the crash. I was in total shock when we were told at work on Monday morning. I was going to post something on here that day but on top of being sick this was just another thing to scramble my mind.

Monday, August 6, 2012

I am in shock.

I am in shock about a situation that occurred yesterday after work. I am not sure how to word or even how to begin to put my feelings into words so I think I will take the day to work over it and give myself some time to try to become coherent again. Thirds is like a family and when something happens to one of your own like this it really brings home how close you are to danger. I am trying to work this out in my head but I find it hard to imagine that it happened. When my boyfriend left the house it took about 20 mins of hugs before I would let him out of my sight as I am scared what could happen. I will work on better forming my thoughts tonight and how to address a touchy topic and how its made me stop to think.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Deal of my week and life happens.

I managed to fin Pokemon black for $5 at a pawn shop! Good thing I have it because these last few days ive been sick and haven't done much other then lay in bed playing this game to pass the time because I couldn't breathe. Had to work last night and everyone says I'm talking funny. The old man says I sound like a duck, how lovely. I hope to be cranking out a few posts as soon as I get over this bug but haven't been able to think straight. Love,

Friday, August 3, 2012

Trespass America Festival!

This was the biggest concert that I had been to save one other and that was the Music as a Weapon tour. The bands that played was:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book review: Blood and Guitars

I am totally in love with vampire books. That being said this book captivated me from the start.
It took me time to get through the book just because of life in general got in my way. I would try to read when I could which was mostly when I should have been asleep and would end up going to bed at least 2 hours late each time I did that. Finally I sat down one day and I told everyone I was busy and wasn't going to do anything else till I finished the book and that's what I did!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Free puppy care e-Book from purina

Download a free ebook on taking care of your furbaby! Have to sign up for email subscription but can cancel after getting the book. See HERE to download.

Free song: Ellie goulding - Hanging On

Song is haunting but then the guy cuts in and raps interrupting the relaxing atmosphere for me. But check it out and download for free and see what you think!   Go HERE.

E.L.F 11 piece brush set for $0.88

Go check out this offer before its over!

9 Free songs from amazon!

Head on over to download 9 free songs from amazons artists on the rise. Go HERE to download.
NOTE: This song isn't available till 8/18
 3. Torture (Album)Magic TrickRuler Of The Night

50% off t-shirts at hot topic!

Hot topic is running a Buy one get one 50% off again!

Free little league honda pin

This cute little pin can be yours by going HERE and filling out the form! Enjoy!

Free sample of Durex Performax Intense

Durex is giving away a sample of their newest line of products. You get one sample a do not disturb sign and a 50% off coupon. I wish I knew about this before the old man bought a box could have saved 50%!

p.s.   I recommend this!
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