Current Inspire Me Fridays link-up HERE!

April 12, 2011

Time for a Spa Day!


Happy Tuesday!

Could you use a spa day?

Stamps: Fresh Brewed Designs (some things are better rich)
Papers: SU! cs, K&Co design paper
Ink: Copic markers
Other Zva Creative bling, Nesties, 
SU! slit punch (for scallop border)
piercing tool (for faux stitching)

oh, I would love a day of pampering!!   Wanna come over for a spa day??

Here are a few homemade recipes to try for your next spa day!

Oatmeal Face Cleanser

3 tablespoons oatmeal
2 teaspoons witch hazel
And a few drops of water

You want to dampen the oatmeal first then add the witch hazel. 
Then add the water to make it moist. 
Apply to your face with an upward and outward circuler motion. 
Rinse with lots of warm water. 

This recipe is good for all types of skin. 
If you have dry skin add a little oil. 
You can also add a mashed bannana for more nourishment.

After your face is clean, try this creamy facial mask for soft skin; refreshing!

Yogurt Cucumber Parsley Facial Mask

1 Tbsp. plain yogurt
1 Tbsp. cucumber
1 Tbsp. parsley

Puree the cucumber and parsley finely and mix with the yogurt until smooth.
Cover your face with this creamy mask.
Leave the mask on for approximately 15-20 minutes for best results.
Rinse with water.

Do you have any fun homemade facial recipes?   Would love you to share them!

 Each Friday I'll be having a link-up party here on Joyful Stamper!   You can link up anything that you've been working on throughout the week.   Cards, layouts, altered items, any crafty projects, recipes, remodeling pictures, etc.

No rules really, I just encourage each participate to visit at least one other entry in the link-up.  It's a great way to see new blogs and meet new friends.    ...and be inspired!

So happy the seasons are finally changing, it was like summer yesterday, so beautiful!   We're in a new season at our house too.  With a recent birthday, I now have FOUR TEENAGERS in the house!  Unbelievable!!!!  ...especially since I'm so young!  hehe   I have so much fun with them though, they're a great bunch of kids!
Enjoy your Tuesday!

I've shared today's creation with...

Digital Tuesday - "Little Women" & a digi element!
Sketchy Colors - Colours* (Turquoise, Purple & Green)
Creative Stamp Friends -Swirls
DDH Challenges - Stitches
Karens Doodles -  Fancy & Feminine
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Girly
Woodware USA - Anything goes
Mojo Monday - SKETCH
My Partner in Crafting Crime -  Layer it up
Catered Crop -recipe...
  colors - green, blue
  Color Mediums - stamping ink
  Embellishents - bling
  Technique - sewing
  Shapes - scallops, and swirls

Pile It On - Say it in style
Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Girls and swirls
Card Makin' Mamas - embellish it.
Paper Shelter Challenge -  anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - girly

Jenny's link party-


Chelsea said...

Great card and ideas!

Anne said...

Hey Maria, book me in!!! Fantastic card. Hugs x

Cheryl said...

oh great card again hun love that image and your papers are detail just brilliant,great ideas too hugs cherylxxxxxxx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Maria,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful card Maria, love the colours.

Audrey Pettit said...

What an adorable card and a beautiful gift set! Love the purple and green combo and the fun image. Lovely coloring job, too. :)

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely wonderful creation Maria love the gift box of goodies and the colours you have used are gorgeous so is that image, I love it.
Lorraine x

Sandy Ang said...

What a cute card. I could definitely use a spa day. Thanks for sharing the homemade mask recipes. Will try it on the weekend

Ellie said...

This is fabulous Maria! Lovely image and colors. Thank you also for sharing the homemade skincare recipes, might have to give them a try. Me and my friend used to have so much fun making our own facials back when we were teenagers.

uksharon said...

They look fabulous - who wouldn't be overjoyed to receive.
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just so pretty, love the papers you have chosen for this one, big hugs love Pops x x x

Pat (mspfd) said...

I definitely could you a spa day. What an awesome gift, and matching card!

Allison said...

what a lovely card Maria and I could realy be doing with a spa day, sounds lovely

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great card, fantastic piece.

Sharon said...

Would love to have a spa day!! Awesome card. Love the colors!! :)

Nancy said...

What a cute image and card!! I love the recipes also!! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Crystal said...

WOW this is such a fabulous Spa Set!!! Gorgeous creation Maria!!! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Amy Johnson said...

what a gorgeous card! Love the colors, layout, and rhinestone swirl.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous idea! I love your card. The colors are gorgeous.

Marlene said...

Maria: FABULOUS idea for a card! I'm lovin' every bit of this!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS....


Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Beautifully done! Thank you so very much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week, hope you'll come back next week!


Linda McClain said...

Ah, a spa sounds so heavenly. And your card is heavenly, too. I love those colors. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Super sweet card! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us this week at The Paper Shelter ;D Hugz, Cheryl

karen said...

Brilliant and beautiful! OH I could do with a spa day!! hugs, karenx

Heather said...

Oh Maria!
I LOVVVVEEEEE this!!! I saw it on another challenge blog when I was posting and had to pop over and let you know how much it made me smile. The colors are adorable. Purple is one of my most favorite colors, but I fail to be able to create with it as beautifully as you! LOVE the stitching and pearls and the beautiful gift basket. Thanks for the recipes too. That sounds like fun ~ a spa day without leaving your house!

I am a little confused but will be sure to pop back in Friday to see what your party is all about. In the meantime I will be searching for some cool facial recipes. Does chocolate syrup count ;)

HUGS and have a beautiful day.
This card is being featured today on the FBD facebook page.


The Stamper's Touch said...

Maria, your card is fantabulous!!! I love it. I'm from Steeler country so I'll be over for the spa day!! Sure could use one!


Annette said...

What a fab card! Thanks for the pampering recipes too! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Teresa Jenkins said...

So cute! I soooo didn't think that was faux stitching! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at DDH!

Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is adorable and perfect to go along with a spa package!! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA!

papertrails leaver said...

hey Maria! Your card is so adorable and so where I want to be right now. A spa day sounds so refreshing! So do your recipes! I hopped over from Make It Monday and glad I did. :-) I also wanted to let you know I have a chance to win a free digi on my blog. :-) Amy

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Maria, Now she does look relaxed . Love that bling swirl and your colouring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing and linking on Michelle's Make it Monday

Ulrike said...

I love this card! The colors, image, papers, swirl - fabulous!

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is beautiful, I love your chosen colours, Thank you for joining in at MPCC, Janet

Heather said...

hey girly. Me again :) I am so glad to have seen this linked up at Make it Monday! Your card is being featured today and tomorrow at the Freshly Brewed Challenges blog.


juelmarie said...

I just love everything you did - awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop - I also love Spa Days!

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Sandy O said...

What a fun card. I love the pearl swirls on it. Adding the recipies was a super idea, thank you.

Stephanie said...

Fantastic card Maria! Thanks for playing at DDH!

bosenberries said...

The link up is a great idea!! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

Stacy said...

Ahhhh super fantastic! Beautiful card, love the colors and the swirls! Oh and lovely basket! I do need a facial!!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges and congrats on being featured!!!!

Tammy L said...

great card and awesome basket! Thanks for entering our all girl challenge at Lollipop Crafts this week and hope to see you again.

Melissa S. said...

What a wonderful card and thatnk for the recipes. It would be a good to take a little me time. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Danielle Richard said...

Oh how wish I could be that girl on the card!! Lovely card! You met the Challenge perfectly at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge...thanks for playing along with us!!

Nana Connie said...

Love this darling card and the color choices you made! The recipes are fantastic, too. TFS

Kaia said...

Wow, what a beautiful card you have made....
Thank you for joining SC's colorchallenge this week.
Hugs, Kaia

Christine said...

Thanks for playing along at DDH--what a fantastic card, love the recipes, tfs!