Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Night Out!!

Hello & Happy Tuesday everyone! How's your week going so far? Longing for the weekend yet, hee hee! This weekend kicks off Spring Break for my kids--they will be off until April 14th! I'm not sure if we're doing anything yet, but we'll see. We always try to get down to Washington, DC to see the Cherry Blossoms--so lovely at this time of year! And I can't believe it will be April tomorrow--oh my, where does time fly to? LOL

My daughter turns 13 (UGH, teens?) on the 25th & I've been instructed that she ONLY wants gift cards & a laptop--LOL--not so sure about the last one, but gift cards I can do, hee hee! Guess I can't be trusted to pick out "cool" clothes anymore!! We're going to Baltimore, MD for her birthday weekend to go to the zoo & aquarium--that's what she wanted--and we'll stay 1 nite in a hotel as a treat! Then my birthday is May 3rd and I think I'm going away for a few days with friends to either NYC or to Florida! Either way, I'm a happy camper just to get away for a little break! Hubby gave me my birthday gift already & it was tickets to see Elton John & Billy Joel in concert in July--Woohoo! Cannot wait--love them both so much!!

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Well, today is another "Try It Out Tuesday" over at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store blog--Follow Your Heart! I challenged the DT to create a gift set using products from Susana's store--always fun! I based my entire gift set around this fun Lockhart stamp "Night at the Movies"! The dp is from Bo Bunny and the set includes (2) popcorn holders, (1) gift card holder, (1) bundle of Pixie Stix, (1) container of M&M's and (2) wrapped packs of microwave popcorn!

This would make an awesome birthday gift for someone of any age--just include a gift card for movie tix or video rental & you're set!

I used the same Lockhart image that I colored with Copics for each gift! I filled a clear container (bought them in bulk at ClearBags) with M&M's and made a fun belly band for it. I bundled up 7 Pixie Stix and tied them with ribbon. I made a larger belly band for the popcorn packages. The fun Popcorn Containers I got at Target--love them! We have some here at our house & the kids LOVE eating popcorn out of 'em!

This is the front of the gift card holder--I love to make these. You can decorate them in so many ways & super quick & easy to make. You can get the instructions right HERE! I decorated the front with my image again and surrounded it with Nestability cut-outs and Kaiser pearls! It closes with a fun ribbon tie!

Inside view of the gift-card holder. I stamped the image in white dye ink on the inside and also on in red ink on the white cs. I left the white cs blank so someone could write a note inside!

Close-up view of the Lockhart image--I added some Liquid Applique in white (love the puffed texture) and added some yellow copic color to the top for a "buttered" look! I, of course made my drink a COKE (LOL) and added diamond glaze to the top of it too!

Final view of the gift set all wrapped up with a bow and a tag--ready to go!! I think this is such a fun, festive present--who wouldn't love to recieve this! This gift WAS up for sale in my Etsy store--link on sidebar if anyone is interested, but sold quickly, WOW (thanks Sarah). And thanks to those of you who have snatched up a ton of my products in my Etsy shop!! Wow, I had to restock the store today cuz' it looked bare! Thanks bunches and there will be more projects there regularly!

Make sure and stop by Susana's store blog--Follow Your Heart--to see all of the DT's wonderful projects today! You're sure to be inspired!

In other exciting news--Susana's store has ALL of the NEW NESTABILITIES, SHAPEABILITIES, and IMPRESSABILITIES in STOCK NOW!! Woohooo! So stop by and check 'em all out--I ordered 4 sets that I had to have already, hee hee!

See ya back here tomorrow with lots of fun stuff. It's the first of the month tomorrow so lots of things to share with you including the Magnolia-licious DT April sketch project, new H&M Stamps, Whiff of Joy's Project of the month and a new video for ya! Phewww...I'm tired already, LOL!




  1. This is wonderful!! Perfect for any occassion. This is a great image too!! Hugs, Jodi =)

  2. Your gift sets (and, well, everything you do!) just knock my socks off! Wonderful ideas, Suzanne@

  3. This is fabulous Suzanne! What a great image for inspiration!
    Haven't seen a pixie stix in years!!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Blessings, Maria

  4. Suzanne this is a super fun gift pack!!!! You are so create when it comes to putting together gifts!!! Love this one hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  5. Absolutely fabulous! I love the way you did the popcorn. I know who I want to go to the movies with!

  6. How much stinkin fun? Love the bright colors and this is my favorite Lockhart stamp (I almost used it!)! What a great idea for a gift set for a fun evening? Love the bright colors and the gift card tutorial is great. This was a fun challenge!

    Hugs to you,


  7. This is an awesome gift set!! So cute!!

    Sounds like you have some fun trips coming up!!

    Hugs, Cathy

  8. WOw, this is just awesome!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful gift basket. Very neat idea.

  9. Love the project. What a great idea & a perfect gift. Something to remember for Christmas. Congrats on your Esty sales. I didn't have a doubt you would sell out!!!!!

  10. What an amazing gift set! Wow!! You outdid yourself!!
    Have fun with all your outings!

  11. Suzanne this is awesome!! Girl your talent never ceases to amaze me!! Blessings and hugs!!

  12. Sounds like you guys have a busy spring break planned! Too funny about your daughter. I am definitely not looking forward to those years! LOL!

    Okay so this set is amazing, amazing, amazing! I am so going to case this! How cool would this be for a gift or to donate to the auctions at school1 I love the way you decorated all the products and made everything match! The liquid applique and the crystal effects is amazing!!


  13. What an awesome set, Suzanne, I love it! Great job and I'm sure this one has already sold out :)
    Hugs, Christine

  14. Hey Suzanne,
    Way to Rock the gift set world!!! You never cease to amaze and dazzle :o)
    Hearts and Hugs

  15. what a love;y stuff, looks so cool


  16. What a wonderful project! Love all the details on each item and such wonderful, yummy colors!

  17. FABULOUS project - no surprise at all that it sold fast!!

    I lived in Manassas, VA for 5 years, and we always went to see the cherry blossoms....so beautiful!

    Happy birthday to your daughter...we finally gave in to my teens this year and got them laptops, so I'm SCARED to see what they ask for next year!! ;)

  18. Wow this is such an awesome gift set and so FUN! You did an incredible job on every piece! I love the details of the liquid applique for the pop corn and glaze on the drink!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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