Friday, May 6, 2011

Vacation Fun and a CONTEST!

I'm a fan of--

*Cheap. Yeah, I like saving money.

*Green. The best "green" strategy of all? Use what you have first.

* Color. Now that I live part-time in Florida, my wardrobe is much brighter.

* Recycling. Before you toss it, what can you do with it?

* Cute. I need a dose of it daily.

This page satisfies all my "fan" yearnings.

CHEAP The flowers came from a set of cheap drink charms I bought at the dollar store.

GREEN  Most of the paper on this page is old. The dots are from K & Co., and I plan to use up the rest of the page in small pieces because this adorable pattern is a bit overwhelming otherwise.

COLOR  There's a lot of it here! You could make a similar background paper to the K & Co. dotted pattern by using a circle punch on a bunch of your paper scraps, couldn't you? Hmmm.

RECYCLING The round circle is paper glued to and tucked around the cardboard circular top of a spool of ribbon. I just peeled the top off the spool, and voila!

CUTE My sister Meg drew this flamingo. He'd be the perfect accent for any vacation page. You can upload the file and print it out by going to my YouPublish library.

While you're there, be sure to check out the excerpt from Make, Take, Murder, the latest Kiki Lowenstein Mystery. It's available now through Amazon

The fabulous "VACATION" and the cute sunglasses on this page came from a K & Company Adhesive Chipboard pack.

You can win your own pack. Here's how:

1. Invite a friend to become a follower of this blog. Or become a follower yourself.

2. Leave me a comment telling me your friend's name or yours.

3. Do this before May 12 at midnight.

The first FIVE commenters to do so will win a package with 12 cool embellishments.

DEADLINE: May 12 at midnight.


  1. Love your work! I am now a follower.

  2. LOVE that little flamingo, Johanna! I'm fixing to post your blog on my favorite scrapbooking board.

  3. I am an email follower of your blog.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  4. Don't know if my original post just hasn't shown up yet - but I just became a follower - of the bog, not the books - already been a follower of those!! What scrapbooker/mystery lover couldn't?

  5. Just became a follower! Love your books and can't wait to read the new one. Great Flamingo layout!

  6. Can't wait to start reading this series! Just signed up to follow the blog.

  7. I am now following your blog on via face book!!!!!! Looking forward to reading the life of KIKI!!!! I LOVE A MYSTERY... almost as much as I love my STASH!!!!

    SWEET Flamingo Layout!!!

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