Oct 14 2008


In celebration of being published in Paper Crafts Magazine for the first time, I’m offering YOU some Blog Candy!  I also want to thank you for reading my Blog and for your comments.  I like hearing from you!

This is the candle I submitted to Paper Crafts…aren’t they awesome for sending it back to me?  The Blog Candy does NOT include the candle…sorry.  I picked up several of the candles and holders at the dollar store a couple years ago and they sat in my cupboard.  When Paper Crafts sent out a call for using rub-ons in different ways, I used the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration rub-ons on the candle, wrapped some ribbon around the stand, added some beads from the Pretties kit and sent this in to them.  VERY simple, but makes a pretty impressive gift, I think!

So…for Blog Candy…you will get this October issue of Paper Crafts Magazine AND a 1 year FREE Gift Subscription to Paper Crafts Magazine!  Unfortunately this will be limited to new subscribers only!  (Don’t worry…I have another Blog Candy Award coming up SOON that everyone can participate in!)

So, leave me a comment telling me one thing you’ve seen on my Blog that you really like or one thing that you’d like to see me do with my Blog.  I’ll chose a random number from all the entries.  Please, only one comment per person!  Thanks!  Winner will be drawn Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 PM.


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38 People have left comments on this post

Oct 14, 2008 - 10:10:43
lisa lectka said:


I’ve been a subscriber for awhile now but never posted a comment…not sure if this qualifies me for the contest or not…but wanted to take a moment to say how much I love the fact that you gather items from affordable places (dollar store) and you turn them into something lovely, worthwhile, desirable and still…affordable! Thanks for letting the world take a peak into your creative, thoughtful mind!

🙂 Lisa

Oct 14, 2008 - 10:10:01
Carol V said:

Connie, That is really a unique way to use the rubons……Aren’t dollar stores the best? Thanks for sharing what you love.

Oct 14, 2008 - 11:10:38
Cindy said:

Connie, I found your site thru Sudsol. Love the gold AND silver embossed Christmas tree!

Oct 14, 2008 - 11:10:22
Amanda said:

What a neat idea! Congrats on the publication!

I adore the altered apothecary jars you did. They’re so cute and a perfect way to brighten a room for the holiday season.

Oct 14, 2008 - 12:10:01

Congrats on being published! I love all the 3D ideas that you have. They so fun!

Oct 14, 2008 - 01:10:08
erin said:


I love your layouts for cards, especially the tri-fold and other unique designs that you do. I have borrowed a few of your ideas for my own cards!! I also love the interesting jars & bottles that you have created recently!! Your blog is truely a great source of inspiration for me!!

Oct 14, 2008 - 04:10:25
Mary Brown said:

Connie – you ROCK!!! I’m soooooooo glad that you got picked to be in here. It was great to see how many places you have been published listed in the new SS.

Oct 14, 2008 - 05:10:25
Anne said:

Congrats on being published. That’s great! 🙂

I really like your Christmas cards. The colors you choose and how you put them together.


Anne from Finland

Oct 14, 2008 - 06:10:19
Sherry Yeager said:

I love all that you have posted before and have learned a lot from the SU demos. I joined in 3/17 this year and have a lot to learn. Thanks

Oct 14, 2008 - 06:10:32
Kay Mespelt said:

Hi- First of all-thanks for sharing with us what you LOVE!! You are truly AMAZING!!! I love your Swireld Chrsitams card! I have that set and I love it! I love all your 3d items! Thanks for the chance at the Blog Candy! Hugs Kay Mespelt

Oct 14, 2008 - 06:10:21
sandy dixon said:

Congrats on being published, thats a goal I have set for myself before the years out. I love the altered apothecary jars but then I love anything done with punches!

Oct 14, 2008 - 07:10:41
Carla Pullum said:

I would like to see a Card that I could give to my daughter’s Coaches on her Basketball Team and Track Team!

Oct 14, 2008 - 10:10:44
Kathy Brown said:

Connie, you have some very neat, not only catds, but gift ideas. Thanks for all that you do share with your blog readers.

Love the chance for blog candy!!

Oct 15, 2008 - 02:10:18
Nikki Sturm said:

Hi Connie,

I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but I’m bad and I haven’t commented on anything.

My favorite thing that I’ve seen on your blog (I’ve looked back lots too) is the last black, white and red card you did, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bedding you post…LOL and I really LOVE the matching card! HEHE

Oh and I can’t wait to try the rub-ons on the candles!

I’m a new demonstrator.


Oct 15, 2008 - 02:10:15
Elaine Moore said:

Oh my – there’s so many things I like – your apothecary jars and your different folded card ideas are at the top of the list. You give us such good ideas and great places to find good buys. Congrats on being published.

Oct 15, 2008 - 04:10:43
Shelley said:

It is quite an honer to be picked for a magazine cover.
I look forward to your email updates…you have good color combo’s

Oct 15, 2008 - 07:10:08
StampinCathy said:

Congrats on getting published. Your candle is so pretty. I really enjoy getting your updates daily. I really like your creative style and your inspiring projects. I’m terrible about commenting, cuz I have so many email updates for blogs. Have you thought about adding the rating to your emails? I’m trying to get better. One of the cards that I really like is the Votive Candle Card. That is such a creative idea and very inspiring. Thanks for a chance at this sweet celebration candy. I need all the help I can get to help my MOJO. 🙂

Oct 15, 2008 - 08:10:25
Marian Balsamo said:

Hi Connie, Congratulations on being published in Paper Crafts Magazine. My favorite thing on the blog recently were the brightly colored apothecary jars — it’s an idea that could be easily used any time of year with any type of stamp. I enjoy very much taking your punch and technique classes and usually check out you blog daily for more great ideas. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I even liked ” chicken cord on blue”!!

Oct 15, 2008 - 08:10:34
Janet Hamilton said:

I enjoyed the patina technique card from your previous blog. Seemed like an idea that would be nice for a Halloween card for my mother.
Janet Hamilton

Oct 15, 2008 - 09:10:10
Stacey said:

Congrats on publication! I bookmarked your blog a few months ago and visit daily to see what you’ve been up to! I like the variety of projects you post and I love your designs! Thanks for sharing your win with us!

Oct 15, 2008 - 09:10:01
Angela said:

I love all your ideas, I couldn’t pick just one! Your an incredible designer and very talented. I love reading your blog, thanks for sharing so much. Congrats on being published.

Oct 15, 2008 - 09:10:56
Carolyn Sharkas said:

Hi, congratulations on being published. I am a subscriber to your blog and look forward to each new update. I love all your work, but I really love gift items. I try to make my Christmas gifts each year as much as possible so I really appreciate the 3D items you show us. I really love this candle. What a wonderful gift this would make. I think I saw these candles in the store a couple of years ago, but I never thought of altering them.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Carolyn S.

Oct 15, 2008 - 09:10:04
Cindy said:

That is such an awesome idea!! Congratulations on being published and on the cover no less. Now everyone can see what a talented and creative person you are. Using the rub-ons is so neat and clean! I have done candles where tissue paper was stamped and then put on the candle with a heat gun but using rub-ons is the way to go!! Again, Congrats!


Oct 15, 2008 - 11:10:42
Heather said:

Hi Connie, congrats on your publication!!! I love the apothecary jars that you did. What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas, I always love seeing what you put together.


Oct 15, 2008 - 11:10:43
Darlene L said:

Congrats Connie on being selected for publication. Your talent is amazing and that is why I subscribe to your blog. Thanks for the blog candy offer–that would be an awesome prize for me! Darlene

Oct 15, 2008 - 12:10:23
Karen said:

I have been a lurker on your blog for a few weeks, but the other day I saw and loved the little candy jars you posted a few days ago. I have a few that I was going to use for something else…now I have a new use.

Oct 15, 2008 - 10:10:32
Elizabeth Fortuna said:

I found your blog recently and love your creations! The altered apothocary jars are fabulous! congrats on being published and for the chance at your candy! Keep up the good work!

Oct 16, 2008 - 12:10:57
Sue Burton said:

Congratulations – to be published- how exciting!
I love the way you jump right into the bloggers Challenge and come up with your own creative twist- I’m such a copy cat once I’ve seen someone elses I can’t think of anything else-thanks for offering the candy!!

Oct 16, 2008 - 03:10:52
Becky said:

Congrats on being published! You won’t believe this – my friend called me a couple of night ago after reading her issue of the magazine and told me about a great idea for using candles and stamps – here it was yours! I sent her a copy of this. In the past I have done something similar – I stamped on the thin tissue and put it on the side of a candle and then used rub-ons to personalize the gifts with their names. The recipients loved them! Good luck and continued success. Look forward to seeing more of your great ideas.

Oct 17, 2008 - 10:10:56
Jennifer said:

Great blog candy! What I like best about your blog is the variety of projects you have. I like seeing ideas for cards plus altering things.

Oct 17, 2008 - 11:10:05

Only one thing? I just subscribed! I love the techniques and things you show. Your artwork is FABULOUS! Thank you for the chance to win!

Oct 17, 2008 - 01:10:38
Nikki said:

WOW! Congrats on the publication! {SMILES}

Oct 17, 2008 - 03:10:39
Nancy Benedek said:

I love seeing cards that incorporate photos – so that would be a great project to tackle. I try to use a photo with my Christmas card every year…

Oct 17, 2008 - 05:10:02

You go girl! I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader, and love your work!

Oct 18, 2008 - 06:10:30
Shelley said:

I love the new card you just posted! Great color combo.

Oct 18, 2008 - 08:10:01
Pam Delcastilho said:

Hi from South Carolina, Connie! We are big fans of yours here and always love to see your new creations. Just went through your area on the way to “leaf peeping” in Massachusetts. If ever this way, stop by and we will sit on my front porch and drink tea! Love your stuff…keep up the great and inspirational work.

Oct 18, 2008 - 08:10:02
Pat Brown said:

Connie, I love the variety of projects, and I think your instructions are very good.

Apr 27, 2009 - 06:04:41

I have this set. I have not used them yet. Now I think I will. Love the cards…