{ Christmas 2007 }

Stamp Sets: Warm Words Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Holiday Harmony DSP (retired) Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Pomegranate Double Stitched Grosgrain, Cuttlebug "Snowflake" Embossing Folder, Round Tab Punch & Non-SU! Rhinestone Bling

As promised, here are my cards for Christmas this year. They were inspired by Kim Muhl's card, seen here. Since I procrastinated again this year, I only had time to make cards for our closest family and friends. I think I only did 30.

Anyway, sorry not much chatter, but I've been working away like Santa in his workshop. I cranked out 16 of those nugget jars that I showed you previously, so those are done, but I have LOTS more to do!


{ Nugget Tin Alternative! }

Well, I promised more and here it is! This is my big idea for the season! Everyone (including me!) has been going crazy over the nugget tins. They are so cute and affordable for gifts this holiday season! But, since I couldn't find the coveted nugget tins in stock anywhere, I started brainstorming for other ideas. I know a lot of people are making their own boxes from cardstock, but I just knew that I wouldn't take the time to do those. So, I came up with this! Anyway, I used Papertrey Ink's "Holiday Treats" stamp set, Real Red and Always Artichoke papers, some dotted red organdy from Michael's, my Nestabilities, scallop punch from SU! and the two large circle punches from SU! I was able to fit 27 nuggets into this pint sized mason jar. I am so thrilled with the way that they came out! :D


After I played with these jars a bit more, I came up with this design, which I like WAY more! Hope you do too! :D

{ Another Scrapbook! }

Yes, yes, I know, I know, I disappeared again! I'm sorry. This have been CRAZY around here. After Thanksgiving, I was exhausted, but had to start Christmas shopping and gift-making. I think I might have bit off a tad more than I can chew with the gift making, but I'm doing it anyway! I am making large gifts for 3 people, a handful of smaller gifts and 30 Christmas cards (I'll show them soon). Plus, my Mom's and Hubby's birthdays are this month too! Yes, I have been busy and will continue to be, so please bear with me while I take a step back from blogging to do A LOT of crafting. However, think positive! I promise to share all the gifts with you as they get finished! On that note, let me show you what I made for my Mom's birthday. It is yet another 8x8 scrapbook! I am on such a roll with these! I won't drag it out like I did last time since I just don't have the time (and I'm betting you don't either!). I used the "Just Delightful" Simply Scrappin' Kit from last year's Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration. I had about 1 and a half kits that I used here, plus random embellishments (Papertrey's Velvet "Air" Blossoms and White Sheer Blossoms, SU!'s Pretties Kit, unknown company's rhinestones and various ribbon) and some extra solid color SU! cardstock.

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