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Monday, October 31, 2011

My Memories Winner, Blog Hop and Exciting News!!

Happy Halloween!!! I hope you are having a great Monday!! I am so excited to announce that I am a new design team member at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!

Fantabulous Cricut
I look so forward to joining this amazing team! I am inspired each and every week by the projects they create and I love joining in the challenges! My first project will be November 14th, but I will be posting the Quick Tip Tuesday, starting tomorrow! So please stop by and don't forget to enter the challenge for this week!!

Also, please stop by here tomorrow for the Birthday Blog Hop Party for my sweet friends Rhonda (Scrap Happens) and Amy (Love to Crop)! You will see some fabulous projects and have the chance to win some fun blog candy!!
And now for the winner of my My Memories Suite software giveaway!! This software is so amazing, easy to use and I love it! I will continue to have freebies every Friday for you as well so don't forget to come back every Friday and download the free kits! If you would like to purchase the software, I have a SPECIAL OFFER for you!! You can purchase the My Memories Suite software right now and save $10 PLUS you will get $10 in free downloads in the My Memories Store just for being a follower of A Mermaid’s Crafts! That's a $20 value! Use STMMMS93275 as your coupon/promo code!! Visit the My Memories website now to order :)

Okay, the winner of the My Memories Suite software selected from Random.org is.......
Eek...should I be worried that #13 came up on Halloween????!!! The winner is.....
Congratulations, Sunni!! Please send me an email at indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get your instructions on how to download the program to you!! You will love it!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the Halloween weekend!! I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to visit and see your projects...I hope to do some catching up tonight :)

I have probably my last Halloween card of the season today. Even though I love Halloween, I'm ready to move on to other projects :)
For this card, I used my Gypsy to weld the tombstone, cut from October 31 at 5", into a card. I then used the hide feature and hid all the inside cutouts and cut the tombstone again in the green and black patterned paper for the background. The bones on the bottom are also from October 31, cut at 3". I cut the ghosts from DCWV paper and attached them with wire. Spooky is from K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween stamp set. I then embossed it with Zing vanilla embossing powder. Click HERE to purchase your own set or to see all of the fabulous K Andrew Design stamps!

I am entering the card in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #83 - Project With a Ghost.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Freebie Friday and a chance to win an iPad!!

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you have fun and exciting plans for the Halloween weekend!!
You still have time to enter my My Memories Suite giveaway! I will pick one winner on Halloween, Monday, October 31! Click HERE to enter!!

If you can't wait for the giveaway -- and you want to try this super fun and easy-to-use digital scrapbooking software right now -- I have a BONUS SPECIAL OFFER for you!! You can purchase the My Memories Suite software right now and save $10 PLUS you will get $10 in free downloads in the My Memories Store just for being a follower of A Mermaid’s Crafts! That's a $20 value! Use STMMMS93275 as your coupon/promo code!! Visit the My Memories website now to order :) 

PLUS...today I  have a freebie for you, just for being a loyal follower of A Mermaid's Crafts!
A free 2 page designer pack!! This freebie contains the 2 quick pages shown and all the pieces (papers and elements) used to create those quick pages.

Here is a layout I created using the freebies. Click HERE to download your free designer pack! I will be offering a new designer pack every Friday to my followers, so you can start an album for photobooks,  printing or on-line viewing!
Want a chance to win an iPad 2??!! All you have to do is visit the My Memories Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593) and "like" their page. Once they reach 10,000 fans, they will give away an iPad 2 to one lucky winner! Hurry and enter today for your chance to win!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blog Hop Winner, Blog Award Thanks, New Stamps and A Card for Two Challenges!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! The week is half gone already! Wow, time flies! I have several things to post today...a blog hop winner, blog award thanks, and some awesome new stamps from K Andrew Designs. But first, I have a card to enter into a couple of challenges.
For this card, I used my Gypsy to weld the frame from Elegant Edges into a card at 6". I attached the frame with foam tape to give some dimension. The crown is from Sophisticated, cut at 3". I added gems to the inside of the buttons on the top of the crown. I attached the crown with foam tape as well. The pretty red spotted ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the twine in the inside of the top button is from The Twinery. I added gems along the edge of the frame with my iRock. The circle tag is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die and the stamp is from K Andrews Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set. There are so many beautiful sentiments on this set:
Click HERE to purchase your own set of these awesome stamps!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Next, I want to sincerely thank my super-sweet friends Chriss of Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou and Eva of Eva's Scraps N' Cards for gifting me with the Versatile Blogger Award! I am so honored and appreciative to receive this award! I hope you will visit both of their fabulous blogs...not only are they extremely creative and talented, but they are both amazing friends and I'm so lucky to have met them in blogland! Stop by their blogs...I promise you won't be disappointed! Thanks again Chriss and Eva!! You both are so awesome!!

Have you seen the eight fabulous new K Andrew Designs stamps available for pre-order? There are both sentiment sets and art image sets! All are "must-haves"!

Aren't they all amazing??!! You will love these stamps!! Plus, Kristal donates a portion of the proceeds of every stamp set sold to charity. Great stamps, great cause. Also, if you order $25.00 or more you will receive a special FREE stamp set called Sweet Wishes!!
Click HERE to hurry and order your stamps while supplies last!!

And finally, I want to thank you all for stopping by for the Getting Cricky So Thank-Fall Blog Hop last Friday!! I have a winner for the set of K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween stamps!!  Random.org selected the winner as......................................................
And #14 is................................................
Congratulations CallyAnn! Email me your address to indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll get your stamps out to you!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Crafty Friend!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you are having a great week! This is a quick post to beat a deadline!
For this card, I used K&Company paper. The postage stamp shape was cut from Elegant Edges. I used Tim Holtz walnut distress ink on all the edges. The fan is from Pagoda, cut at 2". The flowers are from Flower Shoppe (love this cart!!) and the rectangles for the sentiment are Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. The My Crafty Friend stamp is from the new K Andrew Designs Crafty Friends set.
Look at all those awesome sentiments!! Click HERE to purchase your own set of these fabulous stamps!!

I am entering this into the Cooking With Cricut Challenge #56 - Purple, Green and a Sketch

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Color Challenge!

Happy Sunday, everyone! It's time for another super-fun Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge! The theme this week is a color challenge! Since Halloween is just about here, our color challenge is to create a project using the colors orange and black. You are allowed to use one other color, so if you want to add a white ghost or yellow leaves...it doesn't have to be a Halloween project as long as you use the colors orange and black!
For my first project, I made scary Halloween owl easel card. The owl, bats and crow were cut from October 31. The fence is from Paper Dolls Dress Up, and I used my Gypsy to weld it together. The moon is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die, as is the tag. I used "Happy" from Fall-O-Ween and "Owl" and "-aween" from the brand new Owly Hoo!
 I just love the sentiments on this set! I am entering the Owl easel card into the Little Scrap Pieces Copy Cat Friday challenge.
For this wall hanging, I cut the background from Formal Occasion. For the clouds, I started of with white cardstock and then crumpled it into a ball. Then I flattened them out again and sprayed one with Peach Delight Glimmer Mist, and the other with Lemon Zest and Candy Apple Red to give two different shades of orange. I attached them with foam tape for dimension. The flying witch is from October 31, attached with wobble. The tag is also from October 31.
You can't tell in the picture, but I stamped several sayings and images from Fall-O-Ween on the background with a very light ink. Then I stamped Happy Halloween on top.
I am also entering the Halloween wall hanging into the Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #11 - Halloween Party.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please visit Getting Cricky to see all the awesome projects the Design Team has made and don't forget to link up your orange and black project as well! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Need an Extra Hand?!

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! The sun is finally shining here, after a week of rain and wind and cold. Hopefully a nice, sunny Fall day :)
I have a short post today with a card for the FCCB challenge. For my card, I cut the monster from Wild Card and I used my Gypsy to make a shadow of him with an extra set of arms. I cut him twice, snipped off his arms and attached all with buttons. I used the Cuttlebug circles embossing folder, and I attached him with a homemade wobble so he shimmies and shakes! The twine is from The Twinery.
The inspiration for the card came from this awesome sentiment from K Andrew Designs new Pirate Tales and Fish Scales stamp set!
Aren't all the sayings fabulous??!! Plus, it has a matching image set with mermaids!! YAY! You'll see lots of those projects soon on my blog (as soon as I can color one that doesn't look like a first grader did it...and I'm not kidding at all!!) Kristal has eight fabulous new sets available for pre-order, both image sets and sentiments! Click HERE to see all of her new stamps! Plus, she is offering a free bonus set if you purchase $25 or more! So hurry while supplies last!!

I am entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #82 - Purple People Eater!

Friday, October 21, 2011

So Thank-Fall Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "So Thank-Fall" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Letillia from Diva of 5, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Along the way, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from the fabulous Shawn then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

To say "THANK YOU" for hopping along with us today, we have TWO coupon code specials for you to take advantage of for THIS WEEKEND ONLY (thru Sunday, October 23rd):

  fallblessings for 25% off the Fall-O-Ween set

shipitfree for FREE SHIPPING!!

Kristal's newest stamps sets are LARGER sets -- perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...  For more details or to make one these sets YOURS, please click on the preview:
Crafty Friends (LARGE SHEET - mix and match combo)

Owly-Hoo (LARGE SHEET--mix and mat with combinations)

Pirate Party! LARGE SHEET (Faces included--but separate so you can use other face stamps)

Pirate Tales & Fish Scales (LARGE SHEET)

For my projects, I'm featuring the Fall-O-Ween stamp set and the brand new Owly-Hoo!
Fall-O-Ween benefits "Adopt a Classroom
For my first project, I cut the adorable owl from Kate's ABC's at 3". I used the Cuttlebug polka dots embossing folder for the background and a white gel pen for the doodling. The twine is from The Twinery and the tag is a Spellbinders die. I used the brand new Owly Hoo stamp set to mix and match the sentiment!!
For my second project, I cut a tree from Heritage as a mask and sprayed Glimmer Mist from the Sunset kit over the paper. I distressed the edges and attached buttons. The twine is from The Twinery. Fall Blessings is from the Fall-O-Ween stamp set!

I have BLOG CANDY!  I'm giving away a set of K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween stamps!!
All you have to do to be eligible to win this awesome stamp set is:
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you
  3. Visit K Andrew Designs and tell me which stamp set is your favorite!
I will use Random.org to choose a winner on Wednesday 10/26. Also, don't forget to enter my My Memories Suite software giveaway HERE!

Now you can hop on over to your next stop, the super-talented Janis of Pause Dream Enjoy!

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Memories Pages and Blog Hop Reminder

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you are having a great week! In case you haven't entered my My Memories Suite Giveaway, there is still time. I will choose one winner on Halloween to win a download of this amazing software. There are so many beautiful kits and quick pages available at the My Memories website. One of my favorite things about this program is that I can design a scrapbook page and then send it instantly to family and friends!
This layout is of five of the National Parks I visited a couple of weeks ago. I can't take credit for "Utah Rocks" since there were t-shirts plastered everywhere with the slogan :)
This is one of the free quick pages offered on the My Memories website. I just added the picture of my niece and her best friend, typed the sentiment and it took me about one minute to make!
Click HERE to see the rules and to enter this awesome giveaway!!
If you can't wait for the giveaway -- and you want to try this super fun and easy-to-use digital scrapbooking software right now -- I have another BONUS SPECIAL OFFER for you!! You can purchase the My Memories Suite software right now and save $10 PLUS you will get $10 in free downloads in the My Memories Store just for being a follower of A Mermaid’s Crafts! That's a $20 value! Use STMMMS93275 as your coupon/promo code!! Visit the My Memories website now to order :)

And don't forget to stop back here on Friday for the Getting Cricky Blog Hop! Kristal has some fabulous new stamps to preview and you will see awesome projects by the Design Team!
Also, Kristal is having a Design Team call! If you want to be part of our wonderful team, visit Kristal's blog for all the details: Getting Cricky! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day :D


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