Sunday, February 25, 2007


I am sitting here watching the Oscars and decided to post a quick note to everyone. :)
I love the Oscars! It is just a fun and silly night. Plus I really enjoy getting to see bits and pieces of great movies that I might have missed over the last year. Hope you are all having a great evening! :)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Nugget Purse Tutorial

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2/21 Tutorial for nugget purses
Posted: 21 Feb 2007 02:34 PM
I have created a slideshow for the steps so if you need to see what I did, you have a visual aid. :)

Nugget Purse directions-

1. Cut a piece of from a level one sheet that is 1 3/8" x 4 3/4".
2. Round the corners of one end of the paper.
3. Starting at the rounded end, score the piece at 3/4", 1", 2 1/4" and 3 1/4".
4. Trim 1/4" off the unscored end.
5. Add some adhesive to the thin scored section of the paper (between the 3/4" and 1" mark).
6. Attach the ribbon of your choice.
7. Pick a little decoration for the front that is about 1/2" wide. You could use stickease, a punched circle, whatever you want as long as you can put a brad through it in the last step. Center this on the purse front and gently attach it to the front with a little adhesive.
8. Using a 1/16" punch, punch a small hole in the center of the decoration making sure you go through the flap and front of the purse.
9. Put your Hersey's Nugget candy in the purse with a little adhesive.
10. Put a brad through the decoration on the front and use it to hold the purse together.

The picture is of the three purses I have done. They are each a little different and hopefully it will give you some ideas.

Workshop details-
I am charging $3 for this workshop. The three dollars includes the supplies for the 12x12 layout, a second level one sheet to cut up, ribbon for two purses and one nugget box and six chocolates.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

2/14 Happy Valentine's Day

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! :)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

2/10 Happy Birthday!!!

Today is my brother's birthday (Happy Birthday Ben!) and my daughter went to a birthday party today. I still have to make Ben's card (SORRY!) but I did manage to put this together for Cierra.
I love my cuttlebug and used the birthday embossing folder to make the background. I used my prismacolor pencils and gamsol to blend the colors. To make it glitter and shine, I used my stardust pens and I just had to add a photo hanger and ribbon to finish it off. :)

Don't forget to check out my website to see some upcoming workshops! I am so excited about these!!!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Okay... I know it has been a long time...

I started this blog with such good intentions! What happened??? I really want to be more deticated to this and am commiting myself to writing here more frequently.
I wanted to share a technique I learned that I thought you might enjoy. I have never seen it posted anywhere else but I am not sure if I can take credit for it either. :)
Suede technique-
All you need is liquid applique (z308- $3.25), cardstock color of your choice, a cosmetic wedge and a craft heater (z555- $28.95).

Simply put a dab of liquid applique on your cosmetic wedge and sponge it on to your cardstock. It will look like there is barely anything there but trust me, it will work out. After the cardstock is throughly covered, heat the cardstock with the craft heater until the liquid applique is dry and puffs up a bit. This will create a lovely texture on your cardstock. You can gently sponge on color to the applique it you want to add even more dimension.

That's it!!! You can see the texture on this bunny tag and on the edges I sponged it with chocolate. It is so much fun. I hope you will try it.

I PROMISE to write again soon.
*Every Wednesday I am going to try to add a little tutorial. Please let me know if there is something you want to learn about. I will try to put it on here.