Friday, July 10, 2009

Two More Cards Added Today!

Larger than the everyday note card. These measure 5"x6.5". Black cardstock with matching envelope. Perfect for silver or metallic gel pens! $2.50 each with FREE SHIIPING!

Monday, July 6, 2009

All New Note Card Sets

The new note card sets are up in the shop!
Base is 20# cardstock. Blank inside. Each set has 4 cards.
Head over to IssueGirl now! More designs added this week!
$7.00 with FREE SHIPPING!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

IssueGirl wishes you and yours a very happy and safe 4th of July!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Freebie Friday!

In the spirit of July 4th, ACG is giving away their patriotic pinwheel template. You can find it here. Happy 4th of July everyone!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yart Sale @ StrangeCandy

Kinda like a yard sale, kinda like an art sale. It's a Yart Sale!
StrangeCandy is offering a stock up & save deal on their Fridge Flair Magnets. Head over to the shop to check out the deals. But don't wait too long, the sale ends July 10th!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Freebie Friday!

I Heart Handmade Summer is giving away TONS of freebies this week! Head over there for your chance to score some serious goods.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Maymester is here!

And for those of you who have never heard of Maymester, it is an intensive 3 week mini-semester. I'll be taking 2 classes (French & Spanish) for 3 hours (each class) every day, for 3 weeks. I must be crazy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Officially Finished...

...until, that is, next week when Maymester Classes start.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Etsy Day 2009!

Help us celebrate Etsy Day 2009!

All day Friday, April 24th StrangeCandy is hosting a BOGO sale.
For any necklace purchase, you will receive a free pair of earrings!
(Your choice of earrings. Purchase necklace and earrings and I will send you an updated invoice.) Simply enter 'Etsy Day 2009' in message to seller. It's that easy!

It's our way of saying here's to homamade!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Freebie Friday!

American Craft Guide is hosting their Freebie Friday!
Up for grabs this week is a set of four store sale banners for your Etsy or Artfire shop.
Click here for more details.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Freebie Friday!

This week ACG is offering up some botanical inchie goodness! It comes in PDF format (just click the pic!) You will need the free Adobe Reader to view this file. If you don’t already have it, download it here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Blogging Basics

Want to change your blog to a three-column? Follow this super easy tutorial by Jim!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fingerprint Mini Mosaic

I ran across this tutorial on ACG the other day and I thought it would be an awesome thing to make for Mother's Day/Father's Day. Obviously instead of 'Hand Print' you could add your child's name. Make it into a card, frame it, the possibilites are endless. Thanks to The Scrabble Gal and ACG for this great share!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Introducing Strange Candy

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

March Blog Giveaway

Congrats to Shanda for winning the St. Patty's Day Fridge Flair Set!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

March Blog Giveaway!

It's that time again Lads & Lasses!
The March blog giveaway is here!

Up for grabs is a set of 4 St. Patty's Day Fridge Flair magnets. Glittery shamrocks are nested in a bottle cap and encased in crystal clear resin. A strong little magnet on the back allows you to stick them on pretty much anything made of metal.

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, February 12th through March 1st. Winner will be announced on March 2nd.
To earn extra entries you can:
  • blog about this giveaway
  • follow this blog
  • add me to your blog roll/blog reads list.

If you choose to do any of these, leave another comment saying you did so. I will check! Simply do one, get an extra entry. Do two and get two extra entries and so on...

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* (see extra entries)
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 four St. Patty's Day shamrock Fridge Flair. Total value $4.50.
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 and will be posted on this blog. 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 02/12/09. All entries must be received by midnight EST on 03/01/09. The winner will be selected on or about 03/02/09.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ice Ice Baby

I figured I'd post some photos of the ice storm that came through a few weeks ago. We lost power for a few days but had a generator to help keep us warm. Monday night was mainly ice and Tuesday night we had more ice and snow. Whoever owned the house before us had planted a million (ok, not really a million, but a LOT) of pine trees. The ice had caked the pine needles so much that they weighed the branches down and they began to snap off and fall all around the house. The first set of photos are from Tuesday morning.

These are the photos from Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Newest Additions... All 10 of Them!

BrownDog (Yes, we're STILL calling her that. I refuse to call her Stinky!) gave birth to 10 healthy pups last week. Not only that, but it happened outside during the ice storm! We have a dried up creek bed on the back side of the property and she found a huge hollowed out tree and made a nice little nest for herself.

I've counted 3 times and keep coming up with different numbers but it appears that we have 8 males and 2 females. 2 blacks, 3 fawns and 5 chocolates. We're trying to find happy homes for them so if you're in the area (NW TN) drop me a line! They'll be ready in about 6-8 weeks. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Long Overdue Update...

Well first let me start off by saying I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I ended up working a double on Christmas, until 10pm on New Year's Eve and back in at 7am on New Year's Day. Mom and Bill got me a Wii and I've been spending way too many hours playing Animal Crossing. Didn't get the Cricut like I wanted but Mom reminded me that my birthday is right around the corner.

The Spring semester started on Monday and I've been trying to accustom myself to getting back into the swing of things seeing as I've been out of school for twelve years. Here I go giving away my age! I'm taking Math, English, two Psychology classes and Spanish. Yo estoy muy desconcertado.

I've started a new shop called Strange Candy. I want to keep IssueGirl more cards and jewelry and throw all of my other little creations into the other. I have a lot of funky items I need to upload but my homework load has prevented me from doing so. Here are a few samples of what will be up for grabs on Etsy.

Michael's is getting some amazing card stock in. I drove up to Paducah last week and found a Poppy themed pack that I picked up. I've made the cards but again, no time to take photos. I'm not working on Sunday so hopefully I'll be able to get it done then.

Valentine's and St. Patty's is right around the corner so keep you eyes out for themed items. Currently I have two Valentine photo frames and a cute little scrapbook. Wednesday night I made a St. Patty's Day shamrock photo frame and a lot of jewelry. They'll all be posted soon. I promise.

Swap-bot is growing on me and I've been signing up for swaps left and right. I even created a cozy mittens/gloves swap today. With the temperatures in the negatives and single digits I figured it would be a great idea. Here's a list of the swaps I'm currently signed up for.

I feel like I'm leaving something out and I probably am. Of course! The January Giveaway! This month, the giveaway will be for a set of 2 Valentines Fridge Flair magnets! I will make this a new post with all of the details.

I hope everyone is doing well and finds lots of new stuff to check out!