Tuesday, December 04, 2012

New Project: Shh! Maker Design

Shh! Maker Design on Etsy, by Amanda Shoemaker of One of Each Blog

Hello my long lost friends! I have been mia recently but for good reason, so don’t get mad just yet! I’ve been working around the clock on a new design project – Shh! Maker Design. Basically it’s a resource graphic shop. “What is that?” you say. Well first of all, it’s awesome. Secondly, it’s full of designs for bloggers, ‘do it yourselfer’, scrapbookers, and fellow designers. (Please include yourself in that list as well.) There are tons of items to create logos, decorate your photos, your website, your face, really whatever you can think of.
I’m also offering custom graphics. Would you like a squirrel flying on a unicorn in the desert? DONE! Or more realistically, a personalize logo design, an ‘about me’ avatar, a drawing of your dog? That’s done too. I just don’t draw cats. Just kidding guys! Cats are okay.
So I’d really love it if you guys would go check out my Etsy shop, and follow Shh! Maker Design on Facebook. I’ll be adding new items weekly, offering tons of sale and downloadable freebies very soon. So stay on the lookout for updates.

Until next time (which will be VERY soon),
Amanda Shh!Maker ;)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

DIY: ‘One of Each’ Lavender Locks

Lavender Hair - Illustration - Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

As promised, I’m letting you in on my until-now secret of my pastel purple hair. At what better timing might I add. As the color has faded out of my hair, it’s time for me to pass the torch and the legacy.

Also I thought I would show you guys another side of me. You know, my many ‘One of Each’ sides. Which happens to be illustration. I think I will start adding more to the blog on a regular basis, so I hope you enjoy them. ;)

Now for the details on my hair color. It’s really semi-permanent which I think is great. You can go from color to color that way, once the last color washes out. What’s that you say? You don’t want your lovely new purple hair to wash down the drain? We’ll don’t you fret, I’ve got it under control. Just mix the hair color into your shampoo and conditioner and use it every time you shower, and presto! No fade outs!

STEP 1: Have your hair professionally bleached. Seriously. I did bleach mine myself, but it’s a risky move. After the 4th time of bleaching my regrowth I got a lot of breakage around my face and my part. So really you have to be careful. If I had bleached my whole head the last time, all my hair would have broke off. So that’s that. Go get your damn hair bleached at a salon. Also make sure to pick up a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair soft and less likely to break. I use Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

STEP 2: Prep! Time to make your conditioner concoction. It’s more like a toner, to add some life into the purple. To make your toning conditioner you will need; you Manic Panic semi-permanent hair color in Pretty Flamingo, a color mixing bowl, a color extend conditioner, and an extra bottle to put your new conditioner in.
Start with about half the bottle of conditioner in the mixing bowl. Now honestly you only need the tiniest dot of the Manic Panic. (Which looks like a hot pink-ish red color.) Start with a little dab, and mix. Continue adding more until you get a really nice pastel pink. If you add too much color, just add more of your conditioner. One you have your desired shade, add it into your bottle.

STEP 3: Shower! Wash you hair with a purple shampoo. I use GVP Conditioning Shampoo, which is also from Sally’s. I use a lot of shampoo when I do this step. Make sure to get all of your hair saturated, and let the shampoo sit for about 10 mins. Watch out because it’s messy and will look like you murdered barney in your shower. Also try not to lather it too much in the beginning. Wait at least 5 mins before you lather. After the full 10 mins, rinse with cool water and repeat if necessary.

STEP 4: Now I bet your hair looks short of gray-silver-purpleish right? Well unless that’s the look you where going for you’ll want to add your conditioning mixture to your hair. Again, make sure to fully saturate you hair with conditioner. Leave on for 2-3 mins and rinse with cool water.

STEP 5: Style hair as usual. I would suggest air drying though, since your hair is damaged from the bleaching process.

Ta-da! Now you have lovely lavender locks, mesmerizing mermaid hair, a tantalizing tress. Okay Okay you get the picture!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Personal Style: Welcome to the Tribe

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com Black Cross Cape – 10th Tribe // Bralette, Shorts & Booties – Urban Outfitters

I’m kinda in love with my new kimono-like cape from a cool up-and-coming brand based in NYC, 10th Tribe. (They also have a really cute website and logo to drool over, so you should clicky the linky.)
Anyways I feel like a real bad ass when I wear it because is flows behind me as I walk. It’s like you are on a runway at all times. VOGUE!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Illustrated by Chloe

Amanda Shoemaker

Chole Vioz - Just One More

When I received an email from Chloe of Just One More, with this beautiful illustration attached, I was blown away. I don’t believe anyone has ever illustrated me so lovely before (or ever). I am still overly flattered. Do you recognize the outfit?
Head on over to Chloe’s blog HERE, and peep her killer style. She illustrates all of her looks. It’s pretty amazing. She certainly gets my stamp of approval!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Personal Style: Discretion Advised

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

I felt like getting crazy with my photos today. What do you think?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bones

As I’ve mentioned before, I kinda have a thing for bones. I especially love that saber tooth tiger skull, with the golden teefs. Good stuff!

Source: billyblue22, EarthSeaWarrior, TheSkulleryUSA

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pretty Patterns

Ana Montiel

I love shapes. Why? What a strange thing to be interested in. Anyways I am diggin’ these pretty patterns from artist Ana Montiel. So good.
What’s something strange that intrigues you?

Monday, March 07, 2011

Pretty Things

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Monday Monday. Here are some pretty things to peep at this Monday morning, while you patiently wait for GEMEG Jewelry to launch on Tuesday Tuesday. It’s SO close. My hubby and I practically pulled an all nighter working diligently on the site. That’s why is post isn’t too wordy. I think I’m still sleeping.

Source: Bohemian Musings

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Geometric Terrariums

Geometric Terrarium

Geometric Terrarium

Geometric Terrarium

What could be better than these Geometric Terrariums from Assembly New York? Well $340 would be nice, since that’s about what these bad boys cost. This looks like a diy project to be had. Cactus in an old thrift store lamp perhaps?

Friday, March 04, 2011

Letter Love

Typography

Typography

Typography

Typography

Typography

Typography

Typography

Typography

Typography

I hope you enjoyed browsing these lovely typography based designs. I did happen to sneak 3 of my designs into the bunch. The LYDIA speech bubble, the Aaron & Amanda design, and the VHS or Beta poster, are all created by moi. Typography is something that I really appreciate. I am very impatient when it comes to designing such things, this is why I don’t do too much type work. TGIF

Source: salt city spice, share some candy, hello wonderland