Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WINNER BELOW: My first giveaway!! Starry, Starry Night Necklace

So who wants to know the winner of the giveaway???
after adding everyone's name and entries into a spreadsheet and using Random.org....
the winner picked was

'chelle from Cosmetic Cupcake

Thank you to all who entered...........there will be more to come soon :0)

So this is my first ever giveaway and I am very excited :0) As you can see, I have very few readers (46) - so your odds are pretty good to win. I am new to blogging and am still learning about it.

Blogging may not be my thing, but making beautiful jewelry is! I have changed my nail polish necklaces and they will now be finished in a pendant cup with glass over the top. These necklace will be available in my store in 2011 (in a single color or the water marbled version).

I did not want to wait until 2011 - so I decided to give one away for the New Year!

Here is the Starry, Starry Night necklace I created for the giveaway...yes it is made from the rare, impossible to find Essie SSN nail polish.

Now I guess there has to be some rules to a giveaway....

(Please follow these simple rules or unfortunately all of your entries will be void)

Open to all peeps - US and international :0)

1) You must be a follower of my blog = 1 entry
2) You must post your entries below with your email address or email me with the total number of entries (and links) to gingerkittydesigns(at)gmail(dot)com
3) Include your Google Friend user name with your entry

Want to earn EXTRA entries??  one extra entry each:
-Follow me on twitter (gingerkittyd)
-Tweet about the giveaway (send link)
-Like my fan page on Facebook (click the like button at top left)
-Blog about this giveaway (send me link)
-Post on your Facebook (send me link)

Remember to tell me which entries you have done so I can add you to the list :0)

All entries must be in by 12/31/10 11:59 PM....giveaway will be New Years Day

Monday, December 13, 2010

What camera do you use????

Hello there ladies and gents... I am on a quest for a new camera as mine has crapped out on me (formally a Canon PowerShot). I am looking for one with a great macro setting for pictures of my jewelry - to be used with the new light tent I am getting for Christmas.

What camera do you use? Looking for any suggestions.


Monday, December 6, 2010

coupon code....shhhhh

psssttt.....use coupon code: SURPRISE for a surprise holiday discount (limited time)

limited time now to place custom orders for Christmas delivery

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Check out my new banner for my store!

I take NO credit for this fabulous banner because I am a graphics moron LOL!  If you ever wanted someone that is amazing with graphics, check out Erica at Bliss Graphics.  She took the vision I had and somehow turned it into a reality.  Thank you Erica!

Here is my new avatar 

I just wanted to share my happiness with everyone :0)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I have received so many emails asking me for an extension....yes, I will extend my 15% off sale through Monday - Just use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY or CYBERMONDAY

Hugs to all!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

13 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt! With 5 prizes up for Grabs!!

The fabulous Kim from Overallbeauty.com has come up with a fun contest!  The 13 days of Christmas Treasure Hunt!  Check out all the details here:

13 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt ! With 5 prizes up for Grabs!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Black Friday Coupon

Black Friday............

Holiday shopping is here!!! I have a Coupon Code available to my tweeps and readers of my blog (not sure if anyone actually reads this blog LOL).

Everything is already marked down 25% in my store and now I have a secret coupon for Black Friday...just type in BLACKFRIDAY in the coupon code section of my store: www.gingerkittydesigns.etsy.com  and you will get an additional 15% off your order.

Available for use from now until 11/27/10

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pneumonia is no joke ladies.....

Pneumonia is no joke ladies..... I have had Pneumonia before but never like this! I have done nothing but lay in bed and sleep for an entire week. I was diagnosed with pneumonia in both my lungs last week and ever since then it has a roller coaster of finding the right antibiotics to get me better.

I have been to the urgent care center twice for xrays, tests and breathing treatments (my oxygen level was only at 87 %!).

The moral of this my story is....if you are sick - take time off right away. Do not let it get worse and worse before you rest. Go directly to bed!!! If I had taken the time to rest when I first got sick, my pneumonia would never have gotten so bad and I would not have almost ended up in the hospital.

My doctor says I need to stay away from breathing chemicals for at least a few more days and hubby is going to get me a mask so the vapors won;t bother me. Then I will be ready to make more jewelry!

Thanks for all the sweet notes and emails....I really appreciate them!

Hugs to all.......

PS) I have gotten a bunch of new polishes in the mail to add to my list soon:

Show It and Glow It
Mistletoe Kisses
Scrangie !
Bad Romance
Across the Universe

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

No orders can be filled this week.........

Sadly, my Uncle Neal passed away this morning at the early age of 65. He had just retired and had many joyful plans to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than two months ago.

I will be leaving Thursday morning to travel out of town for the wake and funeral, we will be gone through Saturday (I think).

Due to my leaving town, I can not designs any new orders until next week. I need time with my family and time to grieve.

Thank you for understanding and please tell your loved ones you love them! Life is just too short and you never know what can happen.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Sorry I have not been around lately, I have been home sick with the flu....UGH.  Still need more rest but I should have done this last week!

The lovely Brooke over at http://blushingnoir.blogspot.com/ has passed on an awesome blogger award to GingerKittyDesigns! The Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much Brooke!

The rules for this blog award include listing 7 things about yourself and tagging 12 fellow bloggers (I did 13 because it is my lucky number!)
First here are the seven facts about me:

1.  I am married to Bob Barker....yep go ahead and laugh...his name really is Bob Barker.  When I met my husband, we both worked for a car dealership.  When my future husband had a customer come in, I would page him saying "Bob Barker, come on down.....".   I can not believe he asked me out after that!

2.  Many years ago my husband was diagnosed with a serious illness and required very strong medication.  We were told that the meds may make him sterile, so if we wanted another child - we had 2 months to make that happen.  (talk about pressure!)  9 months later, our son Dylan was born :0)  (thank you God!)

3.  I have also designed jewelry using MAC pigments and made various MAC necklaces (using recycled MAC boxes) throughout the years.

4.  I have been swapping on Makeup Alley since 2004...

5.  I am allergic to bee stings, it is the only time you will ever see me running LOL!

6.  My children are my world....

7.  My name is Tracey...not Ginger LOL!

I am sorry if you are not on the list, I could only name 13 and I did my best to make it is fair as I could.  I took all my favorites and drew names out of a hat! 

My blog awards go to (in no particular order) ~ these are blogs I read on a regular basis and enjoy :0) 













Thursday, October 14, 2010

Several Giveaways to mention....

Magic Maid's awesome 1000 followers giveaways:

A boatload of China Glaze products: http://www.magic-maid.net/2010/09/1000-followers-giveaway-china-glaze.html

She is also giving away a ring designed by me :0)  http://www.magic-maid.net/2010/10/1000-followers-giveaway-ginger-kitty.html

My friend Brooke is giving away a fabulous black and silver bracelet designed by me: http://blushingnoir.blogspot.com/2010/10/interview-and-giveaway-with-gingerkitty.html

Also, the wonderful and fabulous Jen - BeautySchoolBlog just posted such a nice write on me! Thank you so much Jen!!!!!!  http://claresauntie.typepad.com/beauty_school/2010/10/nail-polish-jewelry-nail-polish-jewelry-ginger-kitty-designs.html

Thanks to all the read and support me in my jewelry designs.  I have been amazed at the fabulous emails and great people I have met.  :0)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nail Polish Bottle Pendants now available!!!!!!!!

My nail polish pendants are now available in my etsy store.  

Price:  $23.99 + shipping
My polish list can be found here:  GKD Polish List  Keep in mind that this is not all of my polishes, I am trying to update the list as quickly as I can. 

Feel free to ask any questions you want....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Busy working on my nail polish bottles....

Here is a picture of what I have been busy doing this afternoon - filling my nail polish bottles!

I asked on Twitter if anyone would like a specific color but I did not get much of a response, so I started making the colors I thought would look best.  Nfuoh flakies, Meteor Shower, Ruby Pumps, Frosty Meadows and Lunar Eclipse.  I am still looking for colors suggestions :0)

I am trying to get them ready to list in my store on Monday.....although I have already sold some in private sales.

Adding picture for Brooke....Hidden Treasures...great idea - thanks!

Adding for jbrobeck .....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Who wants to win this nail polish bracelet?

My friend Brooke is having a giveaway and it is the first GingerKittyDesigns bracelet giveaway ever!    Her is her fab blog and giveaway:  blushingnoir.blogspot.com giveaway

Update of Nail Polish Bottles:
Also....I did a "test run" of the nail polish bottle necklaces and they came out really well... 

What do you think of them?  I plan on using them for necklaces, earrings or charm bracelets.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I designed my own nail polish bottle!

New Nail Polish Bottle Design :0)

I have been looking for years for something like this and there is nothing on the market. I happened to work for a manufacturing company (my day job) so I was able to finally just designed my own nail polish bottle! (Keep in mind that this is raw metal and has not been plated yet)

New Plating Finish - left one

It measures 1 1/2 inches high and 1 inch wide and can be used as a necklace, purse charm, keychain or large earrings. I placed it next to a quarter so you can have some size reference .

The plan is to fill the "well" up with whatever nail polish my customers would like. I asked on Twitter @gingerkittyd and most people responded that they would like to see these plated in silver or antiqued silver. So I will have them plated in both silver and antiqued silver and maybe throw a few gold ones in there as well.
I am not sure when this will be available in my Etsy store...but I will keep you updated.

What do you think? Is it something you would like? All opinions wanted, even if you hate it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Use Etsy for your Holiday List

The holidays will be here before you know it......

Did you know that you can email items you find in my store on Etsy (or any Etsy store) as a Christmas list? Just find the item you are interested in and click "email" on the right side. Just fill out the form below and hit send.

Easy and you will be sure to get what you want for this holiday season :0)

Bracelets are now available in my Etsy Store!

Here are some of my new designs...what do you think?

I am also proud to say that I worked with a die-maker and designed my own nail polish bottle necklace! It has a well in the "bottle" part of the necklace and I will be able to fill it with your favorite nail polish color! The pieces are being cast now and should be able to post pictures soon :0)

Giveaway!!!!!!!!! Have you seen @magicmaid 1000 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY? I designed a ring specifically for her giveaway and it came out fabulous! If you would like a chance to win this ring....hop over to her website and enter!


Blog Sale:

I mentioned last week on Twitter (@gingerkittyd) that I may sell some of my nail polishes in a blog sale soon. I have not forgotten, I just did not have time this weekend to go through all of my polishes and make a list. Yes, I am planning on still having the sale soon :0)

I have started a list of polishes I may sell, but I have not made any decisions yet. As you can see, I am still working on my list.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

In the August Nails Magazine: My Nail Polish Jewelry Designs

I am so excited to share with you that my Nail Polish jewelry line is now in the August edition of Nails Magazine (page 63).

I never thought when I started my journey (years ago) of combing my love for nail polish and jewelry design - that my designs would ever end up in a magazine. This has far exceeded any goal I could have set for myself. :0)


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

new designs....

My designs are going to be published in a magazine and here are some that I have been working on. I am very excited about this new development :0)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Water marbling nail polish.... jewelry :0)

I have loved looking at all the pictures and tutorials on how to watermarble your nails - so of course I wanted to try it with my nail polish jewelry line.

This proved to be much trickier than doing my nails....but I LOVE the finished product.

This could be used as a ring (if you love BIG rings - which I do) or as a pendant for a necklace.

I am going to experiment with some different colors soon :0)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Konad Rings!

I just designed some new Nail Polish Rings using some of my new konad plates - I love the way they came out!

These are now available in my Etsy store: www.gingerkittydesigns.etsy.com

I also made this cool MAC necklace for a friend of mine :0)

Friday, March 5, 2010


The lovely Amanda at DrFrankenpolish is having a giveaway and the prize is one of my nail polish rings! Here is where you sign up for the giveaway:


and here are some amazing rings I just made with nail polish that was custom made for me by DrFrankenpolish....