Tuesday, December 16, 2008

January Giveaway: You Vote!

I've been going through my goodies and couldn't decide on what to use for the giveawaw in January so I figure'd I'd make a poll and let you guys decide on what you want to see up for grabs! Use the poll box on the top right side bar to cast your vote. Whatever item has the most votes will be up for grabs. I'll be listing the item on here as well as the Etsy Giveaways Blog. VOTE!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Gift Packs Are Here!

The sun came out today for about 15 minutes and I was finally able to take photos of these. These gift packs include a handmade card with a matching silver tin, perfect for small gifts! The cards measure 4" x 5.5" and come in a clear cello envelope for protection. The tins measure 2" across and 1" high. I intentionally left the cards blank on the inside so you can use them for any occasion! They should be up in my shop by this afternoon sometime :D

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Twenty-Second & Main

Twenty-Second & Main is another one of my etsy shops, solely dedicated to vintage finds. I had some old jewelry kicking around and figured, why not? I currently have only 3 pieces listed by I plan to add more once the holidays are over and some of the craziness stops. Check out the blog here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


For all you Grey's fans.

Seriously in red. Blank on the inside.

Only at IssueGirl.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ho Ho Ho

Ho Ho Ho!

After an 11 item sale last night I had to make some more holiday cards!
All new, just posted this morning!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Do you like sending and receiving snail mail? Do you like writing letters, making crafts, or putting together fun packages? You should try swapping! Swap-bot is a online service that organizes group swaps and a community of creative individuals. Swap-bot takes the hassle out of participating in group swaps by organizing all of the participant information and doing all of the partner assignments. On Swap-bot, you can host swaps, join swaps, and chat with other swappers from all over the world. Give it a try!

I've signed up for 5 swaps already.

Yay Swaps!

Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st marks World AIDS Day 2008.

Every time you buy a special handcrafted (Starbucks)Red drink at Starbucks, they'll donate 5 cents to the Global Fund to help save lives in Africa. They've teamed up with (Product)Red in the fight against AIDS. The tasty drinks include Peppermint Mocha Twist, Gingersnap Latte and Espresso Truffle. This offer runs from November 27th through January 2nd so head over to Starbucks today and help save a life.

'Tis better to give and recieve.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I Did It Again...

The allure of Apple Mint soap couldn't keep me away any longer. I purchased another bar of soap from Katie at MyBirch. I started using the Apple Mint sample she sent over. It has a great lather and leaves my hands super soft afterwards. Yay!

Black Friday Is Upon Us

IssueGirl will be having the following sales today in honor of Black Friday:

Buy 3, Get 1 Free

Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off

$4.00 per set

Free Shipping On $20 or More

Use the code BLACK FRIDAY in note to seller.

Please wait for an updated invoice.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving, the only day of the year I like to start off with my hand up a turkey's butt.

IssueGirl and family wishes you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Early Christmas

I got my custom stamp from Sweet Paperie today. It was sitting there waiting for me in the mail box when I got home from work. The very first thing I did was grab some scissors and started tearing away at the tape. Inside was a white craft box with a lovely blue ribbon and topped off with a Sweet Paperie sticker. The stamp itself was wrapped in matching blue tissue paper. I ran to the studio to hunt down a black ink pad (which I couldn't find) so I settled on lavender. I pressed the stamp down a few times and applied to the back of an envelope (it was the closest thing to me and I didn't think the dog would like it much if I used her back to test it out). Viola! Perfection! Thank you Sweet Paperie. I love it!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I Heart Handmade: Holiday

The I Heart Handmade Holiday show is going on today through December 20th. Head on over to check out the great crafters, including IssueGirl!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

That's NURSE Betty to you!

It's been a few days since my last post and I sincerely appologize. I just started my new job at the hospital and in celebration, I figured I'd share some of my favorite medical themed items on etsy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Crafters Being Added!

More crafters have signed up for the Twenty Under $20 Holiday Gift Guide. As of this morning I have 7 spots left. If you're interested in contributing, you can read more about it here.
Blue Sky Pottery

Creative Borders


Tanner Glass

Friday, November 14, 2008

Contest: Win a Set of 3 Handmade Floral Boxes

These babies aren't even in my shop yet!

Win this set of 3 Black & White Floral Boxes. Each one is hand cut and constructed from 80lb. cardstock in various floral patterns and comes with pastel tissue paper inside. Perfect for jewelry or other small trinkets.

The boxes are in three sizes.
White (middle) 4.5" x 4.5" x 1"
Black (top left) 4.5" x 3.5" x 1"
Black (top right) 3.5" x 3.5" x 0.75"

In order to enter, simply head over to my shop, pick out something you like and leave a comment about it back here, along with a valid email.

This giveaway will run from today, November 14th through November 31st. Winner will be announced on December 1st.

Contest Rules:

1. No purchase is necessary to win.

2. Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States ages 18 or older who currently reside within the United States. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

3. Entry must be received from an ip address within the United States, and prize can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.

4. Entries are limited to one per person.

5. To enter, leave a comment on this blog entry describing your favorite item from IssueGirl's online store, located at http://www.issuegirl.etsy.com/.

6. Winner will be required to affirm that he/she agrees to and has complied with all rules of the contest, and meets all contest eligibility requirements.

7. There is one prize. The prize is a set of three floral print handmade paper boxes. The approximate retail value of the prize is $6.50.

8. Ineligible entries may be deleted at any time without notice.

9. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

10. The name of the winner will be added to this post after the completion of the contest.

11. Winner will be notified by email only. Entrants must provide a valid email address at time of entry. If no valid email address is given, or if winner fails to respond to email within 3 days from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen.

12. The contest begins on 11/14/08. All entries must be received by midnight EST on 11/31/08. The winner will be selected on or about 12/01/08.17.

The Cat's Pajamas!

How did I not know of this before today? Why did no one inform me?
Have you too been left out in the dark?
Click the banner!
You know you wanna.

Drum roll please...

The winners of the Cosmos Earrings giveaway are:



Maggie Sue Designs

Winners, please send your address and color choice (green or purple) to



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Twenty Under $20 Holiday Gift Guide

So far the following crafters have signed up for my Twenty Under $20 Holiday Gift Blog.
If this sounds like something you're interested in (ITS FREE!) let me know.
To learn more about the gift guide, go here.

Artful Artsy Amy

CBT's Closet

The Damnation Army Store

KMC Designs

LoveMeKnot Creations

Pamela Michelle

Paper Girl Productions

Starry Designs


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Back In Black

I likey.
Trunkt's Back In Black Showcase.
House of Six Cats, aykaayka, Redhed Photo, Jewels Curnow, Honeybee*Hill
Blissful, Cyberoptix TieLab, Life Modern, Red Ruby Rose, Simone Walsh Jewelry
Art of Madelaine, goshdarnknit press, alamode, Paloma's Nest, Will Michael

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Twenty Under $20 Holiday Gift Guide

In the spirit of things, IssueGirl will be getting together a little guide of Twenty Under $20. It will be featured on the left sidebar at www.i-wish-i-may.blogspot.com from November 23 - December 6. If you are interested in submitting, please shoot me an email at issue.girl@gmail with the subject Twenty.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Win These Cosmos Earrings!

Thanksgiving is getting closer and in the spirit of giving, Issue Girl is giving away two pairs of Cosmos earrings. They are made out of spiraled wire cages with lever-back hooks and each has a faceted glass bead inside. You can choose from Green Jade or Light Purple Jade. In order to enter, simply leave a comment. Two winners will be chosen next Friday, November 14th.

IssueGirl will be having a drawing to win free stuff each week throughout November so don't forget to bookmark us and keep checking!

Last Day To Sign Up!

If you're interested in signing up for a virtual booth take a look at the Exhibitor Tool Kit. You can reserve your booth here. The cost is only $10 and will bring a lot of new traffic to your site. The holiday show runs November 21st through December 20th, a perfect time for you to showcase your goods for the Holiday sales.
IssueGirl will be there along with other fabulous artists and crafters!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Color Kits

Currently available in the following colors: Purple Rain, Green With Envy (Sold), Scarlet, Cool Water, Fools Gold, Victoria, Soleil, Blush and Midnight. I'll be going through my inventory and adding more soon! Check them out here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Designs!

I made these on Sunday while watching The Order of The Phoenix. I was thinking about seeing if any of the local shops in town would be interested in carrying a line of cards. I almost like these too much to sell!

'Change Has Come To America'

And it's about time.
You can watch President-Elect Barack Obama's acceptance speech here, or read it here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Honestly, I don't care what side youre on.
Just get out there and VOTE!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

All New Holiday Cards at IssueGirl!

I just added them today!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Sale at IssueGirl!

In the spirit of things, IssueGirl will be having a one day only sppoky Halloween sale!

Buy 3 note cards, Get one FREE!

FREE shipping on orders of $20 or more!

Head over to IssueGirl now!
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I want a heating pad that doesn't have Cool, Warm, Hot settings. I want one that has Hot, Scalding, Molten. So if anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rocker Glam!

Last week I was cleaning out some of my bins and I found the wing charms I purchased months ago. Initially I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them but I liked them so I bought them anyways.

I made a three charm necklace for myself last month and I've gotten a lot of complements on it so I decided to take the wing charms and do the same.

All four of the necklaces are made with silver diamond cut ball chains. Here's the breakdown of the charms:
Rocker Glam I: Silver wing charm, grey iridescent fleur de lis, pink Swarovski crystal drop

Rocker Glam II: Silver wing charm, grey iridescent lion, black faceted glass bead
Rocker Glam III: Silver wing charm, grey iridescent crest, flat grey bead with clear Swarovski crystalsRocker Glam IV: Silver wing charm, grey iridescent altered fleur de lis, mother of pearl donut bead
They all retail for $18 and you can find them here.