Monday, February 23, 2009

PaperKrazy Creations!

We have a winner!! The lunch box tags will be going to Cori! You can email me your snail mail address at You will LOVE these tags!

(I will probably use these to help make some quick cards)

You all know I love Etsy! I have been doing a little shopping here and there, because I really haven't had a lot of time to play with my papers and inks lately. Well, recently I found a set of tags that I really liked and it has led me to find a brand-new favorite seller.

*My most recent purchase*

*I already used some from this set!*

Etsy is a place that you can buy or sell hand-made items. You can also find antiques and supplies there. There are so many sellers offering wonderful things on Etsy, that you have to just know what you're looking for or mark a few favorite sellers or just watch the front page to see what's newly listed (these flash through!). Well, I do all of the above.
So one day, a set of bold tags caught my eye. I clicked on them and it took me to Kyla's PaperKrazy Creations and WOW! the prize was right! I hit add to cart faster than anything. LOL

After I bought the tags, I looked around the shop for a while. I knew I was in love. It wasn't long before I received the tags and was so impressed by the quality and the communication from the seller, that I knew I'd be shopping with this seller again! Oh, and she throws in a little freebie too! I have been reading her blog since then and asked her all sorts of questions about her work and she has gone the extra mile every time to explain and answer everything. I decided there and then that I wanted to tell others about this lady! I let her know that I wanted to feature her and buy a set of her great lunch tags to give away. Well, she graciously donated one set, so that I could keep the set that I purchased. I have purchased two sets from her and love them. I've been using them for my girls' lunches and also for birthdays and notes of cheer. You will LOVE these.

I am going to be holding a drawing to give away this (above) set of lunchbox tags. All you need to do is:
1. Go to her Etsy shop here and look around. Tell me what you like best.
2. If you make a purchase - let me know - I will enter your name twice!
3. Post about this drawing on your blog, linking it back here to mine.
4. Comment here to let me know that you have done the above things, and you will be entered!
I will close this on Thursday, February 26 at 8:00 pm and will announce the winner shortly after!
Thanks for playing along and by all means - if you have someone you want us to check out - let us know!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Look what I found!!

“Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out."~~Tina Turner

I was at the Goodwill store last week looking for a couple of things and I came across this hurricane candle holder. I immediately thought of all my scrap pieces of ribbon that I have in a basket. This would be perfect with all of it's holes, don't ya think?

Then I was at Michael's and had two gift cards that needed to burn. =] I bought a set of Fluid Chalks, but then kept going back to this paper set. It kept calling my name. I picked it up. Looked at it. Looked at the coordinating items in the set...*sigh*. I did have enough to get it...hmmm.... No, I don't really NEED that paper do I? I just like it because it's all whimsy and fun....ugh. I can't resist. Rush back to the end aisle where it was on sale and then - for the first time - remember I have a coupon in my wallet too. Oh, good. Get both packs. Yea! No tough decisions to make today. Just pure, yummy, paper-lovin' fun! =] They are by Colorbok and are from their Friendly Forest line! The first pack came in a sturdy zippered package and includes punch outs, foiled papers, patterened and solid papers, divider tabs, etc. The second pack has 8 shaped specialty papers. it!

The second pack:

Can you blame me?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mailboxes and such...

Wow! I have been getting lots of orders for my mailboxes and I will continue to do them until I am all out mailboxes. =]
My daughter is going to attempt to video tape me doing a tutorial on how to do these, so stay tuned.