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

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 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!