Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another Nugget Box...

Have I said how much I LOVE these nugget boxes? Oh, yah, I think I did... :) Here's another one for you. I used TAC's Willoughby paper...I'm a little hooked on Willougby right now. Instead of covering my nugget candies with address labels, I covered them with a strip of the patterned paper. I just love this paper against the gold candy wrapper. Thanks for stopping by!

Willoughby patterned paper and tag
brown ribbon
Hello Fall -October SOTM
Nugget candies
brown cardstock

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Coaster Ornament

I have TONS of round coasters and decided I'd better start using them! I really like this Christmas tree image from TAC's Joy of Christmas set. I inked the edges of my coaster with Noir Palette ink and then I used my circle Coluzzle template to cut a slightly smaller circle of red cardstock. I glued the red cardstock to the coaster and then I stamped my images with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.

Please disregard the '2008' that I wrote on this. I really wanted to put the year on it, but I don't have number stamps that would coordinate wtih this. After I wrote the year, I realized the ink did NOT match the embossing. Other thoughts for this project are to raise the word 'Christmas' up a little higher and then add a photo. I really like the black and white polka dot ribbon. I think it adds a fun touch to the project.
4" Coaster
heat gun
red cardstock

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nugget Boxes

I've had so much fun making these little nugget boxes! I found an awesome nugget box template at I love little boxes and this box was really easy to make. I got my design idea from the pillow box on p. 61 of the Nov/Dec 2008 Paper Crafts magazine. For the red scallops on my box I used my square scallop punch. I just punched a red square, trimmed off an edge and attached it to my green cardstock. It's my favorite part of this project...well, the chocolate is my favorite part, too!! (I've eaten way too much chocolate the past few days...this project can be dangerous!)

I stamped snowflakes onto white address labels and then wrapped them around each nugget candy.

Ornamental Snowflakes
'for you' sentiment from Oct. SOTM-Hello Fall
craft paper
green Bazzill cardstock
white cardstock
red ribbon
Landscape Palette ink
Moulin Rouge Palette Ink
Giga Square Scallop Punch
Hershey Nuggets

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Candy....

Well, I'm not offering blog candy, but my friend Nicole is!! Be sure to stop by Nicole's blog to be entered for a chance to win some fun Christmas rubberstamps!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Made to Order

A friend of mine was browsing through the Christmas cards over in the Paper Wings gallery and came across this cute Christmas card by fellow TAC Angel, Carol H. I got the ok from Carol to 'case' the card and my friend commissioned me to make 50. I had fun using the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. I actually put my mom to work on the embossing. :) I think she had fun using the machine. (Thanks for the help, Mom!) My card has fewer embellishments than Carols because my friend lives in Japan and needs things to lay pretty flat in the envelopes. (Click on Carol's name above to see her card.)

I also tried this card in another color combo. The first picture below is the color scheme Carol used and the second picture is the new color combo. What do you think?

Supplies for first card-
Red and green Bazzill cardstock
white cardstock
silver embossing powder
White Brilliance Ink
pop dots
(Striped paper - Ribbon Candy, Blitzen line by Basic Grey)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Oswegofest Update

I had a blast at Oswegofest! I shared a booth with my good friend, Heather Duke (she has a photography business) The weather was perfect, we had a big 10x10 tent, and the perfect spot!! I made a lot of connections with potential new customers and and even sold some cards and mini albums! Woo-hoo!! Here are a few pictures from the event....

My booth...sporting my new TAC banner!

Heather's booth- I thought it looked great!

My husband, Chris, with our nephew.
He knows how to work uncle Chris!!

Our cute little neice!

Heather with her neice.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stationery Set Giveaway!

I'm giving away a Stationery Set over at You should go and check it out!!