Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What's Your Function?


There isn't a single kid that grew up in the 80s or 90s that hasn't seen or at least heard of Schoolhouse Rock! We all know and love such hits as 'Conjunction Junction', 'Unpack Your Adjectives', and 'I'm Just a Bill'. They're a part of our youth, our memories, and they're, quite frankly, AWESOME. (or AWE5OME?) Anyway, today I decided to do Schoolhouse Rock! themed nail art! From the thumb: Lolly, Inc. sign from 'Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here', the 'hairy', 'scary' bear from 'Unpack Your Adjectives', Bill from 'I'm Just a Bill', the conductor from 'Conjunction Junction', and the grass with speech bubble saying 'Rufus' from 'Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla' (pronouns).


I used:

Thumb: Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here

Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with Nubar Sexy Red for the Lolly logo, and American Apparel Hassid for the sign edge, and posts.

Index: Unpack Your Adjectives

Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with Barielle Unraveled Rust painted so you can still see the brush strokes (like the video), Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the claws, American Apparel Hassid for the outlines, nose, and eyes.

Middle: I'm Just a Bill

Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with American Apparel Hassid to draw Bill, Nubar Sexy Red for the red, and ALDO Sea Me in Ibiza for the blue.

Ring: Conjunction Junction

Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with OPI What's With the Cattitude? for the hat and coveralls, Nubar Sexy Red for the neckerchief, American Apparel Palm Springs for the face, and American Apparel Hassid to outline/stripes/details.

Pinky: OPI What's With the Cattitude? as a base, with Pure Ice Wild Thing and L.A. Girl Army Green for the grass/leaves, Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the speech bubble, and American Apparel Hassid for outlining, and the word 'Rufus'.

Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

What's YOUR function?

40 comments:

  1. oh man, these are awesome. I remember watching School House Rock all through elementary school.

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  2. Awesome... my childhood is on your nails. ;)

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  3. I swear, everyday I'm amazed at your nails and can't imagine you coming up with something that'll wow me more, but you always do!

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  4. haha i saw the picture of the salsa on your twitter and got really excited for your nails!

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  5. Lolly lolly lolly get your adverbs here...

    I'm humming!!!!

    Love it!

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  6. This is AMAZING!
    School House Rock was an integral part of my childhood. Taught me everything I know about american history, math, and grammar :)

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  7. I love it! *starts singing* I miss schoolhouse rock

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  8. OMG, Love love these nails...and the saturday morning memories they bring back. :)

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  9. Very cute, we didn't have that programme here in New Zealand but I get the general idea!

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  10. Every day you manage to pull off an amazing design. You are so talented. :)

    awaywiththefairiesx.blogspot.com

    xo

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  11. Okay, this is one of my favorites! I loved Schoolhouse Rock!

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  12. Actually, School House Rock originated in the 70's, but good lord, I really shouldn't date myself! This one of my ALL time favorite things from my childhood, and I've got all the episodes to prove it! You've outdone yourself with this one Melissa, I can't express to you how much I adore this!!!

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  13. I loved SchoolHouse Rock growing up. And have the DVDs for my kids. Conjunction Junction and I'm Just a Bill were my faves!!! Your nails look awesome. You never cease to amaze me with your talent!!!!

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  14. Wow. This makes me feel ancient! :) I sang the "I'm Just a Bill" song alllllllll the time when I was a kid.

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  15. Really nice. I don't really know what they're(1999) but they're really cool!

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  16. I love your design. I'm in Canada. Has anyone in Canada heard of these guys? I adore learning cartoons. Well if I've never seen em before that doesn't mean I can't start now! I'll get on that!

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  17. This is awesome. And I love that you included Rufus Xavier Sarsparilla. I'm at an international company and whenever I have to write an email to someone and mention names where I cannot possibly guess the person's gender I really miss my pronouns - 'cause saying all those nouns over and over and really wear me down!

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  18. Dear Melissa,
    I'm just a Bill, I'm just a Bill sittin' around on Capitol Hill - man did that make me feel sentimental. I can see you sitting there in room 10, Mrs. Wolthuis's 5th grade. Little did I know that I was preparing you for a very clever entry into The Daily Nail, years and years hence. Congratulations and keep at it. I'm still waiting for an Anne of Green Gables spot.

    Norah Wolthuis

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  19. Oh this is too cute! I remember watching this growing up. I've followed you blog for quite awhile, and never got the chance to leave a comment. But today I do, and I gotta say you are very talented girl! I love all of your nail arts!

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  20. This is awesome!! I remeber all of these. Awesome job! :)

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  21. I'm surprised you haven't done Charlottes web nails - you watched that movie over and over and over - I can still recite it word for word :)-I still have a hard time squishing spiders :) and the Dr. Seuss alphabet book - I think I read that to you daily for about 3 years - Big A Little A What begins with A :) I really enjoy your daily choices..fun to see what you come up with!!

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  22. I love this!!! We children of the 70's remember it, too!!! I still sing these songs- they're permanently in my psyche. I don't get why they don't still play these. They're timeless.
    As are your nails! The detail! Every one is perfectly rendered! Ms. Daily Nail, you just "rock" so much!!!! ;)
    Thank you for these! (and for making me feel like a kid again...)
    Hey, I wanted to ask, isn't "day 365" coming up here in the not-too-distant future? What will we do without our daily "Daily Nail" dose? Is there some kind of Daily Nail methadone? I'm scared.

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  23. And ~*~Dollface~*~ you are not alone-
    We're not dated...we're 'aged' like fine wine!!!
    (We are SO good with our adjectives!)

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  24. Oh my gosh you are awesome. So much love for you. <3

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  25. Olá, sou do Brasil e criei uma matéria sobre seus desenho sem unhas lá no meu blog, se quiser, dá uma passada lá.
    Beijos :)

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  26. you should do youtube nails! speaking of youtube, MAKE AN ACCOUNT!!!!!!! you'd totally have trillions of fans and maybe get paid for what you love! :) just a thought...

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  27. THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!! School House Rock was the shit.

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  28. Conjunction junction what's your function! I'm totally. The thing I'm surprised about is you are so creative! You are such an artist. When the year's up I hope you continue posting. I hope you post your creative cakes as well!!!

    I love you!!

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  29. I'm not sure this could be any more awesome. The hairy scary bear. Perfect.

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  30. As a middle school teacher, I still use these. My favorite is Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence and what the predicate sayssssssss, he does! :)

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  31. i dunno this show im in australia
    but i like the designs there so cool , your designs are so cool... any tips for me with my designs??? http://i-love-nail-art.blogspot.com/

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  32. i love schoolhouse rock videos. i'm surprised More people don't know about them! i often sing "conjunction junction - what's your function?" and people look at me like i'm nuts!

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