Monday, November 30, 2009

Free Shipping - Cyber Monday

Sometimes I am a trend setter and sometimes a trend follower. Today I am a trend follower. I want you all to have the opportunity to get some fabulous papercrafting stuff for friends, or yourself, or both (two for them and one for me shopping).

Until midnight tonight, I will refund the amount you pay for shipping (US customers) or give you half price shipping (international customers) for your order from Just check out as usual and I will refund the amount of your shipping charges back to you through paypal. Simple or easy-peasy as they say.

Don't miss out on the fun and have a great week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday Starts Here on Thursday

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving

It's 7 a.m. and the turkey is in the oven, making the house smell incredible. We are transporting the turkey to my daughter's in a few hours, but in the mean time, we can dream of turkey, stuffing and all the fixin's.

I have so many things to be thankful for this year. So many good things have happened and so many things are going well. One of the things that I am most thankful for is the excellent group of people that I have met through my etsy shop, my blog and my scrapping stuff. All of you contribute things to my life with your creativity, your humor and your support and for that I am grateful. You are all fabulous!

Details of the Black Friday sale follow. If you are local and would be picking up your stuff, fill the cart but don't pay and I'll be in touch.

Have a happy and fabulous Thanksgiving....

Take a load off your feet (and your wallet) at Hanging out after turkey on Thanksgiving?
Up early Thanksgiving morning to get the turkey started? The black friday
sale here starts at midnight on Wednesday. That's right, all day Thursday
and Friday the following deal is yours....

Order at least $25 in any product available on the etsy site and get $20
in Cosmo Cricket product for only $5.00. Do you beleive I'm going to do
this? Do you beleive that I'm going to give this much away? You will get a
48 sheet paper pad from the Boyfriend and Earth Love collections for only
$5.00. You can see the what you'll be getting here:
There are 15 of these deals available. The item will be on the site. You
must put it in your cart to get the offer. Shipping on the item is free.
How excellent is that?

Order a gift certificate for $25 or more and $25 in product and get the paper pad for $5.00 AND a set of Hello Sunshine paper by Cosmo Cricket.
The retail value of the 12 sheets of paper and two sets of embellishments
from the Hello Sunshine collection is over $10. So if you're shopping one
for you and one for me, you actually get a third gift or a gift to tuck in
with the gift card or two for you and one for them. You must order a gift
certificate and product to get this $25 deal.

Order $100 or more and get free shipping and the paper pad and the Hello
Sunshine. Makes you wanna just order everything on the site, doesn't it?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gearing Up for Thanksgiving - Got Your Centerpiece?

I've been away from the blog but I'm back (I wonder how many blogs you could visit during busy seasons and get a very similar comment).

You know that I'm a big Cosmo Cricket fan and they have posted a video for a very quick and cute way to decorate your table for Thanksgiving (or really any) meal. The great thing about it is that it uses scraps (they, of course use new Nutmeg papers, but any fall colored papers will do) and the paper flowers they make can be used on the table, napkin rings, placecards, pretty much anything you want to change up a little for the holidays. See the video at The finished project is posted here.

I hope that you are all able to remain calm and keep your sense of humor during the upcoming madness. Watch for another posting from me on Wednesday or Thursday announcing my Black Friday Sale (because I am a traditionalist) and a different sale for Cyber Monday (because I try to be trendy) I guarantee you will love the FREEdom in both sales.....

I leave you with a downloadable Thanksgiving graphic - perfect for your table cards....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Back to the Creativity - Loads of Inspiration

You know how sometimes you click from blog to blog and end up somewhere totally amazing just by following the path?

Well that's what I did this morning and am glad I did.

Cardmakers, scrapbookers and just paper fanatics in general hang out at and there is a little bit of something for everyone. Lots of cards and some layouts and layout recipes, some will be your taste and some will not, but they have over 10,000 postings of user submitted things and if you find someone's work that you like, you can focus on their items only.

I leave you with a downloadable holiday graphic. Have a great Wednesday.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday Sale - Free Stuff With Purchase

Yes, I know it's only Monday, but I thought I would give you all a head start on this week's Tuesday sale. DON'T ORDER TODAY - shop today but place your order tomorrow.......

Help ME! I've got so many things I want you all to have that I am forced to given them away! Not really, but it sounds good, don't you think?

Instead of a discount this week, I am giving away things. Here's what you can get:

With any stamp purchase of $10 or more (stamps must add up to $10 or more) I will send you a free Teresa Collins cling stamp. Retail value of $5.99. They are not as new as some stamps, but excellent stamps for your album or card project.

Buy 4 Distress Stickles and get one regular stickles free (my choice of color from available stock)

With any Cosmo Cricket order of $10 or more, get a free spinner card (retail value $1.50-2.00 - my choice of spinner)

With any 7gypsies order of $10 or more get a set of 7gypsies ephemera (includes oversized photo corners, clear buttons, journaling cards, you know, stuff..) valued at over $3.50.

Buy 4 Victorian Scrap sheets and get the 5th free (choose 5 for your cart and I will refund the lowest price into your paypal)

Buy $10 or more in Jenni Bowlin product and get 16 sheets of 6x6 Jenni Bowlin paper free (papers are my choice and are cut down from 12x12 sheets)

Buy 7 sheets of Jenni Bowlin stickers, get 7 yards of ribbon (your choice of blue or red grosgrain ribbon with white stitching at the edges or a combination of the two colors) for free.

If your total order comes to $75 or more (it is my fantasy that you will all do this) I will throw in (in addition to everything you qualify for above) a $20 retail value Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend/Earth Love paper pad (48 single sided sheets of paper)

Ok, so here are the rules - you can have as many free things as you qualify for but you don't get doubles - in other words if you buy $20 in stamps you don't get two free stamps, you just get one. It is not for each $10 you spend it is for a minimum $10 purchase of that type of stuff.

Rather have a different gift? Sure, why not. Convo me when you place your order and I will do my best.

There will be no shipping charges for the free stuff. That's on me also. This order does not apply to the purchase of gift certificates.

Questions, let me know. Normal rules apply. These free gifts apply only to orders placed and paid for on November 10, 2009.

Holiday Gifting - Graphic45 projects - with instructions

You know, everybody seems to love Graphic45 paper. Their lines always seem to strike a chord in just about everyone. Well, this holiday season they are providing PDF files containing instructions to some really fine projects.

You can see the projects and download the pdf files at

Have fun!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Gifting - The Quest Continues

Here is an amazing idea on the Cosmo Cricket blog. You have to scroll down a bit but this is a great use for scraps and some inexpensive pens from the dollar store. What great stocking stuffers or favors on a party table. See more detailed pics at (don't forget to scroll down to yesterday's post) Have a great weekend....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Gifting - Time to Get Started

I have been moving through some web sites for inspiration and thought that I would save you all some time and effort by showing you some cool things I've found. I was out on the Jenni Bowlin site and found these ornaments that you can make from bookplates. You might already have some of these around, already painted or ready to paint. They are really cute and easy and a cropadile will make the holes for the chains or hangers. You can pretty much use any size bookplate (remember when everything had to have a bookplate - boy do I have a lot of these laying around) and a large one with a small one hanging from it would be excellent. A little glitter on the frame, a little vintage picture in the middle - what could be easier.....

Check back tomorrow - you never know what may show up..

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Sale - Free Shipping

I have been away for a bit, but life happens. I've missed you all. To show you how much I have missed you, I am offering free shipping today on all orders over $10.00.

You can't get much better than that.

I have just finished listing some excellent Tim Holtz cling stamps including some excellent Christmas images. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get started on your holiday decor, cards and albums. This is the last free shipping sale of the year so ORDER SOMETHING HEAVY>>>>>>> Feel free to pass this offer along to your friends...

I leave you with a picture of my grandchildren at the beach - their first time at the ocean. It's at times like this that you realize how good life really is.

Hope you all had a great Halloween.