Saturday, February 21, 2009

Free shipping offer

Both Etsy stores are having a special right now. Persephone Plays offers free ground shipping on all orders over $20.00. The Witches Cupboard is offering free ground shipping on all orders over $25.oo.
All items at both stores are handmade by my son or myself. There's something for almost everyone and lots of great gift ideas. Here's the latest additions:

From The Witches Cupboard: Wonderfully scented Dream Pillows, larger than most you'll find anywhere else, will help you drift into sleep.

Also at The Witches Cupboard: Winter's Bane Skin Balm. Emolient oils and healing herbs will protect your skin from the harshness of winter.

From Persephone Plays: Red Wire Wrapped Hematite Necklace. Genuine hematite gemstones, known for their protective qualities, wrapped in shiny red wire...a great gift for the teenage girl or maybe even yourself.

From Persephone Plays: Green Jasper Wrapped in Silver Plated Wire Necklaceand Earrings Set. Beautiful green jasper beads wrapped in silver plated coils of wire into a very elegant set.

Come over to our Etsy stores and check us out. We are very reasonably priced and add new items nearly ever day. And don't forget our free ground shipping offer, it won't go on forever.

My Favorite Cupcake Recipe

I'm happy to repot that I've turned in my first book review at Dark Divas Reviews. I was a bit nervous at first but I think it turned out just fine.

Come check it out! Here's the link to Dark Divas:

Well, I promised this cupcake recipe to AJ months ago and I'm sorry I haven't got this out already, but here it is...better late than never and worth the wait!

Oh yeah, I'm working on another digiscrap kit...a bedroom kit...wink. You can use it for all those sexy pics you took on Valentine's day! It's coming soon!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Goddess blessed

I'm really excited this morning because I just checked our new Etsy store The Witches Cupboard and the portable altar I made is getting lots of views.

Also, today I'm starting my first review with Dark Divas...I'm reading Waking The Witch by Lisa Whitefern. It looks like it will be an interesting story.

In other news...

1. Diane still is a huge weirdo magnet...I'd have to move to loose this one.

2. Unemployment runs rampant in the House of Newman

3. Obama: Too good to be true? hmmm....yes!

4. Views on Etsy do not equal sales on Etsy.

5. On March 15, my cigarette prices will go up $23.00 a bag of tobacco for roll your own, or $6 a carton for the rest. A $23 price hike overnight!? That with the beer tax hike will make people start smoking pot. It'll be cheaper. Can you believe that?

Done rambling....lots to do...bbl.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

News, news, and more news

First I want to announce the opening of me and my son Benjamin's new Etsy store "The Witches Cupboard" which is, as he puts it, for practioners of both shield and sword magic. Right now the shelves are pretty empty I'll admit, but more items are being added daily. We hope to have quite a selection within the next month or so ... so keep on stopping by and checking.

Next: I'm really excited to tell you I'm a new book reviewer with Dark Diva Reviews . They are reviewers of erotica/romance books and they can really help you make those tough decisions about which book to buy/read next. Come check out the site, you'll enjoy it very much!

Finally, my own Etsy store, Persephone Plays, has added new items too. Like these wire wrapped earrings, my very favorites...I love them! Come look at everything both store have now, then come back in a week when we'll have even more new, creative items to show you. We're reasonably priced too!

Picture is link to item....I'd also like to thank everyone who left such kind comments about the Toys in the Attic digiscrap kit from a couple of days ago. Your words inspire me to try harder to creat more beautiful kits for you in the future. Thanks again!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Since yesterday was Valentine's day, I thought I'd share some of the people in my life who make it worth family. They are born to me, married in, and adopted...I love them all.

Some people are missing here: Jim, Gary, Fred...probably more, love ya too!

(Scroll down to yesterday's post for freebie :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Toys In The Attic Freebie

Finally! I finished this kit in the wee hours of this morning...I think it turned out pretty good! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

(Be warned...this is kind of a big file, it took a long time to upload.)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hear Me Roar

Ladies, we all know at least one guy that thinks this way, even if he denies it. For me it was a friend I had a few years ago. He would come over and help change light bulbs....stuff like that. He was my hero. Yeah, right. I've heard since then that he would tell stories when I wasn't around about how he had to help me with this or that. All I can say is "What an asshole!"

Now understand, I lived 10 years, yeah, 10 loooong years without a man around for anything. I taught myself to do plumbing, carpentry, and I even replaced a gasket for the transmission on the car. I'm proud of that, and the fact that this pompous ass comes and changes a light bulb and *poof* I'm just a helpless female still pisses me off some 10 years later.

But women have reached equality with men now. They really have...and I know this for a fact when I read with interest a story on Smoking Gun of a woman who was arrested when her date called the police to tell them he was at a BBQ with his girlfriend. He had started feeling queasy and went inside to lie down for awhile. When he woke up, his girlfriend had her hand in your imagination. That to me is equality...women using date rape drugs so they can fist their boyfriends. Now please read this statement with all the sarcasm's about time. Women can be just as dispicable as men, yup, and they can change a light bulb and open their own damn ketchup. We don't need a hero.

And on a lighter note, I haven't quite finished the kit I've been working on but here's a cool stamp of greenman. I've used it a lot and really like it...hope you do too.

(click picture to download)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Looking Back at Me

I've been working on a new kit and plan to have it out next week. It's called Toys in the Attic and is looking to be the cutest one so far. Look for it here soon :)

Just thought I'd post a couple of full size pics of the papers that were in the last freebie...the preview really doesn't do them justice.
Here's the link again in case you missed it!
Don't forget the Etsy sale...20% off everything RED until Valentine's Day!
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sale and Freebie

Good morning all!

I'm up way too early for a Saturday morning but we had company last night and the house is trashed, and I heard little feet running around downstairs at 4dark30 I'm up...YEA!
Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I but a bunch of new stuff in the Etsy store...lots of cool earrings and a couple of necklaces...AND if you buy anything between now and Valentine's Day I'll give you 20% off! Yup, just make sure you convo me before paying so I can give you the discount.
Just my way of um...let's be honest here....drumming up business....hehe.

And now for the freebie, just some papers I made and thought were really cool.

I hope you do too and can use them :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What A Day!

I'm really excitable today...not completely sure why...there's just a little something in the air that says it's going to be a great day!
Maybe it's the fact that we finally have a president that owns up to his mistakes and failings. I mean, did you hear Pres. Obama tell reporters, one at a time in the Oval Office, that he "screwed up"? Amazing...and quite promising. I'm always a day late and a dollar short, I know, but I'm finally starting to pick up on the excitement of Obama, the hope he instills in everyone, even me. And that takes some doing let me tell you, lol.
Anyway, don't forget to check out back posts for freebies, they are all still working. I hope you enjoy my efforts!
Also, check out my Etsy store. I just put in a bunch of new jewelry...earrings and a gorgeous crocheted wire necklace...don't miss 'em!
I hope everyone has a wonderful, exciting day filled with hope for the future!
I've started mine already...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gift of Spring pt. 2

Well, I meant to get this out yesterday, but it was so hectic around here that I couldn't get to it until after dinner, then my husband was playing WOW until anyway, I didn't get to it until early this morning.

So here it is...hope you enjoy it!

Click on pic for download link

Hope you have a great day!