Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cricut cartridge giveaway

Obsessed with Scrapbooking is having a giveaway HERE. She's giving either the Christmas Card mini or the Christmas Village mini cartridge. Plus, she got some samples  using the NEW Cricut cartridges. I LOVE the new releases. My faves are definitely Paper Lace and Wrap it Up.

Here are the two carts up for grabs:

Good luck!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This card is a double entry for both Off The Wall Craftiness and

Inspiration colors:

Monday Card Madness #2 at using this sketch:

First, I turned the sketch on its side and changed it just a tad. I sprayed the card with some log cabin smooch spritz and used the leftover scraps from my paper pumpkin to make this really simple card. The papers are from The Spiders Web from My Mind's Eye. I cut the word BOO using the Happy Hauntings cartridge and the leaves are cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. The button is Stampin Up.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vote for Kim!

Kim Wilson over at Off The Wall Craftiness is a finalist in a card-making contest at Scrapbooks, etc.
Here is her card:
I think hers is really the best and have been voting for her here. You can vote once a day until October 31st. But what's in it for you you ask? Well, you get to help a really talented person win! AND.... you can be entered to win one of her brand new stamp sets from her own line Wilson Designs!

Read her post here for more info. If you vote please let me know so I can tell her and I'll get an extra entry! Good luck, Kim!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blog Candy Giveaway

Mandie's Scrappin blog is having a giveaway:

She doesn't have a photo posted yet but says she has "a Glue Glider Pro, a super cute T-Shirt, some Cuttlebug folders and dies.... and more".

She had me at Glue Glider Pro!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Impromptu Lemongrass Spa Sale!!!

I sell Lemongrass Spa products and decided to run a sale for the rest of the month! Receive a 20% discount this week only. Next week it goes down to 15% and then 10% for the last week of October! I've never done this before and don't know when I'll do it again!!!

Visit my website at to see all the great products including the brand-new mineral makep (which I LOVE)!!

Lemongrass Spa offers NATURAL face and body products for the entire family. From the yummy baby line to the oh-so-good-smelling men's line you are sure to find something to pamper yourself or someone else with. These make great gifts!! Try a body polish or foot kit! I think we have the BEST diaper creme in the world and it is all-natural!

In order to get the sale prices please email me (my contact info is on the website) your order so I can apply the discount. Want a catalog? Send me your name and address and I'll get you one in the mail. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy shopping!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The paper pumpkin

* Update and Disclaimer - I just saw a very similar pumpkin like this on Oh My Crafts's blog today (October 12th). I swear I did not copy theirs. My post was first : )  It is so bizarre that we both used the same papers to make them! I really thought it was mine when I first saw it and then realized that theirs was better! Anyway, I really did create this all on my own! But here are their instructions if you'd like a little more guidance or just want to see how similar they are!

Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #28
The inspiration photo:

So instead of making another card I thought I'd try something different. I think these paper pumpkins are so cute so I just had to have one.

I started with 3 sheets of The Spider's Web collection from My Mind's Eye.

I cut them into 1-inch strips that were 12 inches long. I didn't need the entire sheets; there was some left over. I think I probably used about 18-20 strips. I cut out circles of paper and glued the strips to them with glue dots. In retrospect using brads might have been easier so that the strips could be spun around to make them evenly spaced. Then I cut a 6-inch strip of paper and rolled it to make the stem and glued it on too. Then I cut 12-inch lengths about 1/4" wide and wrapped them around a pencil to make the tendrils. Lastly, I cut out a leaf shape from a coordinating paper, drew on some veins, inked the edges and glued it on as well.

I love Autumn and everything that goes with it! I wonder how long this will last with two little boys wanting to play with it???

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Easy on the ink there...

Inspiration photo:

My card:
 SU Early Espresso card stock, scrap vanilla card stock and scrap My Mind's Eye Breaking Free paper. Sentiment stamp from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes and the script stamp (stamped on the aqua paper) is SU's French Foliage. I inked up everything (even the rose)! I might have gotten carried away and had some trouble with the sponge daubers. You can see the circles on the right side. Oops. The border punch is also from SU but can't remember the name just now.

 I don't know if you can see it in the photo but I sprayed some Vanilla Smooch spritz. I may have been heavy-handed with that as well. It's not the look I wanted, but it is very sparkly now! The flower is Martha Stewart and felt leaf was limited-edition SU.

 Oh, and I added some faux stitching with my white gel pen. This was my first attempt at something trying to look vintage or aged. Not too bad.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Cardmaking Day!


Did you even know there was such a thing?

Actually I did, but I thought it already happened last month! Not sure how that happened.

Make a card for someone today even if it's for no reason at all.

Or just get a head start on some holiday cards.

Not crafty? Try a kit for some semi-homemade cards. I love the ones Basic Gray has. They are so pretty and easy to make.

Have a happy crafty time!

Friday, October 1, 2010

More blog candy!

Twinkles Glow with Stamps has TWO givaways going on. One is an assortment of some of her faves:
Wouldn't just some of that be wonderful????

And the other is a custom stamp:



Scrap with Stacey has an AWESOME giveaway! She has up for grabs an enormous amount of Tim Holtz product! I mean look at the photo and everything in it! Go to her blog for a list of everything and directions to enter. And if you happen to win instead of me you are welcome to share in the bounty. I will be happy with any of it!!!!!! Oh, please pick me Stacy!!!!!