Monday, September 28, 2009

We have a WINNER!!

Congratulations Liane! She is the lucky winner of Skylar's Candy Clips fabulous giveaway!

Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway and followed my blog. I can't believe how popular this giveaway was! Sherryl and I are going to do this again sometime before check back and win something else from her!

Stay tuned.....for a giveaway by me soon:) It's gonna be a good one!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Giveaway from Skylar's Candy Clips

I am really excited to have this giveaway on my blog! Sherryl from the Etsy shop Skylar's Candy clips wants to give away one of these adorable Happy Flower Headbands! You can even customize your own Happy Flower Headband to an outfit - it is really up to the winner.
I have enjoyed getting to know Sherryl and I know you will too. Here is a little bit about her and her fabulous Etsy shop:

"I'm a mommy of three who LOVES making arts and crafts with her kids! Skylar's Candy Clips was inspired by my eldest daughter Skylar who called her hand made clips her "candy clips". Now almost four years old and a budding fashionista, Skylar took great care matching her outfit with a different clip everyday and we've gotten lots of compliments! Now her baby sister Peyton (who was born with tons of hair!) is following in her footsteps (their middle brother Deacon, for obvious reasons, unfortunately can only admire from afar). Skylar's Candy Clips has expanded to other cool products such as headbands, infant hairclips, ponytail holders, summer hats, baby beanies, and beach bags! Each item is designed and handmade by me with lots and lots of love!"

You have got to come check out her shop! She has much more than just headbands!

Come check out her blog too! She does lots of cool giveaways as well:

So...would you like one of these Headbands? Well you can win one! Here's how you can enter the giveaway: (please leave one comment for each entry)

1. Visit Skylar's Candy Clips shop on Etsy and leave a comment with your favorite item in her shop.

2. Follow Sherryl's blog, Skylar's Candy Clips.

3. Become a follower of my blog (if you already are, state that in your comment).

4. Grab my button for your blog.

* if you don't have your email in your blog profile, please include it in one of your comments.

Good luck everybody! The winner will be picked through on
Sunday, September 27, 2009.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wanna Win these Gorgeous Cards?

I am so excited about this! I know you will love this set of 5 cards I am giving away on Skylars Candy Clips Blog. She is graciously sponsoring my giveaway on her blog. You have got to check out these adorable cards.
Just go to her blog and follow the directions to get your name entered in a drawing. You could be the winner! Go check it out.
If you have no desire to enter this giveaway, but would like to purchase some, they are for sale in my Etsy Shop!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Etsy Artist Feature: Brandy of brokenhallelujah

I am starting off this week featuring a great Etsy Artist:  Brandy of brokenhallelujah accessories.  She is a very talented artist and can crochet the coolest things!  My favorite are the Mary Jane Slippers in the picture above.  They look so comfy!  I also love the cute little coin purses. Read on to find out some cool things about Brandy and her shop:

How did you decide on your shop name?
My shop name comes from one of my favorite songs - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley. It's a beautiful song and I couldn't help myself.

When did you start crocheting and why?
I crocheted when I was really little and then stopped for many years. When I was in college I had a boyfriend who lived in another city so when he had to go home, I was always looking for something to keep me occupied. I started looking at crafts and found some really cool crochet projects I wanted to take a stab at. So I retaught myself to crochet using videos on the web.

Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I would love to learn how to knit. I have knit cable envy because it's something you can't really do with crochet. I also wish I were better at sewing. And soap making is something I've wanted to try since I started selling online. I see all these wonderful handmade soaps and I wish I could do that, too.

Where do you craft?
Mostly at home on the sofa. I like to watch movies or tv shows when I crochet.

What or who inspires you?
I love yarn. Yarn shopping and buying new yarn usually leads to new inspirations. I really love looking at all the different colors and textures of the yarn. Sometimes I will have no idea what to make, pop into the yarn shop, and come out with my head full of new projects to work on.

Do you have a day job?
Not at the moment. I recently graduated from college and I'm looking for a job while I try to get into graduate school. It's proving tricky, but I have my crochet to keep me busy in the mean time.

What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
I love making my mary jane slippers. You can do so much with them to make them different with using the exact same pattern. Fuzzy yarns, soft yarns, different color combinations. It is a lot of fun playing around and making a new pair.

Thanks Brandy!

Come visit Brandy's shop brokenhallelujah:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Weekend Deals Labor Day SALE at Scrappin Corner!

This weekend from September 3rd-7th I am having a 20% off your entire order, plus FREE SHIPPING! How much better can you get than that:) Stop by my shop and take a look around. Check out my shop announcement for details.
Right now I have lots of Halloween, Fall and Christmas cards, tags, etc. in my shop. And of course lots of cards for all occasions!
I hope you can stop by and say Hi!
Have a great Labor Day Weekend:)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Back to School and Fall Leaf Card How - To Tutorial

Life has been busy here lately! I can't believe it is already September and the kids go back to school next week! We've done all the shopping and bought all their school supplies, so they are ready to go.

I have been watching a 3 month old baby 2-3 days a week, so that has kept me pretty busy lately. I love watching her though. She is soooo cute! The kids love her too and always want to hold her and make her smile:)

This week I thought I would try another Tutorial. I made this card last year, and I love the way the leaf turned out. It was fun to make and I thought some of you would enjoy making it for someone special in your life! Here are the supplies you will need:

Patterned paper in Fall colors
2 pieces of cardstock in Fall colors
1 piece of ribbon approx. 4 inches (I used brown)
metal embellishment to thread ribbon through. You can also use a pop top from a can of pop!
Diamond Glaze

This card was pretty easy to make. To make the leaf, you can stamp a leaf on the back side of some patterned paper (some kind of fall color) and cut it out, or if you have a large leaf paper punch, you could punch a leaf out and use that. I used a leaf pattern out of a magazine, enlarged it, then traced it on some cute patterned paper, then cut it out.

When you have your leaf cut out, then I use Judikins Diamond Glaze which is water-based dimensional adhesive. You can buy this at your local craft store for about 4.99.

Squirt out enough diamond glaze to cover the whole leaf with a thin layer. I also sprinkled gold glitter around the edges of the leaf. Put the leaf in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Take the leaf out and bend it different ways so the glaze cracks. If it doesn't crack, put it back in the freezer for a few more minutes.

You could put another layer of diamond glaze, then put it in the freezer again for a more "crackled" look.

For a 4 x 5 1/2 card, I used 1 piece 4 x 3 inches fall patterned paper, then 2 other smaller pieces of cardstock 1 was 2 1/2 x 3 (approx.) and 2 1/2 x 1 1/4. I like to use Bazzill cardstock and I choose Fall colors.

Adhere the 3 pieces of paper to the card, then, thread the ribbon through the embellishment or pop top. Glue ribbon on card.

I stamped "thanks" then cut it out and adhered it next to the ribbon. You could also print out a sentiment, then cut it out and adhere to the card.

If you have chalk ink or a brown stamp pad, rub the pad around the edges of the card. It gives it a vintage look.

That's it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I sure did. If you have any questions about how to make the card, please feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail me!

Check back here next week for a Etsy artist feature!
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