Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Gifts!

Hello and Welcome Back!  Sorry I was absent for so long but I have been piled under hours of video, shooting it and edit it and loading it for the Online Copic Classes--I won't bore you with all the details but it is ALOT of work getting all this ready for you!  My heart and soul (and sleepless nights and sore eyes, hee hee) is going into getting both of these businesses up off the ground.  So I appreciate the kind words and patience---if you've emailed me and I haven't responded yet, just email me again!  I've got a deadline of the 14th to get the classes and materials done, my Dirty Girl projects and magazine projects---so this week will be CRAZY, LOL!  My hubby is ready to smack me silly (not really, lol) but he's ready for me to be done now I think!  Last night I ate a whole head of steamed cauliflower with cheese on top for my dinner---it's the first meal I've had in a week (gasp)--I tend to get ALL consumed in a project and forget to eat, shower and all those other things I'm supposed to do, LMBO!  So that explains where I've been and what I've been up to!


 -If you've enrolled for an On-line Copic Class with me "Color Me Creative Classroom"--look for an invite (s) to the class(es) that you've enrolled for on the 15th that will come to your email box.  That is your way into the Classroom Site--the main site will be open to everyone though and that's where all the Main News and Chat's will be!  IF YOUR PayPal Email is NOT the one you want the class invite sent to--please email and let me know.

-The bulk of the classes are done--but over the course of next week I will be adding a few short videos to touch on some of what is in the classes some more--call them EXTRAZ, lOL!  On each Classroom site there is a main page---and that is where the new videos will be announced!

-If you want to know what the heck I'm talking about---See the Color Me Creative Classroom HERE (and no matter WHERE YOU LIVE in the World you can take these classes at anytime and on your own time!)!  The NEW mini-mag "Through the Craftroom Door" info can be accessed HERE.

-Stop by Susana's Store Blog HERE to enter for the Yummy Victoria Case Blog Candy--the new release will be this Friday so stay tuned!

 This is my craft room this past week while I've been shooting videos and working on projects!  ACK! LOL!  A BIG Creative MESS!

Try It Out Tuesday #58--Buttons Galore

Today is Try It Out Tuesday for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and I've challenged the DT to show off their buttons on their creations!  I LOVE buttons--I have them in every shape, size and color and they're fun to use.  I wanted to create a very vintage looking Easter Gift Set--I'm very into vintage these days I tell ya (a phase I'm going thru, hee hee)!  I love with vintage that it's a bit primitive with very feminine touches, lace, glitter, swirls with roughed up edges!  Hey that's how I would describe meself too! LOL!  Anywho I created an Easter gift bag and matching glassine bag that holds a card inside and used a fabulous Lockhart Stamp called "IB Birds"!

I took a small glassine bag and gussied it up on the outside with pearls, ribbon, button and some swirls.  The patterned paper swirls were cut with a CB die cut and the glittered swirls were cut with my new fave tool "SLICE" (man I love that lil' thing).  I cut the swirls with my slice from Adhesive Sheets (buy here) peeled a layer off and added lots of MS glittah!

Inside the glassine bag is a little card with one of my favorite sentiments (Heidi Grace set) that you can write a note on the back or the recipient can use as a bookmark.  I added some small pearls and a MS butterfly punch-out to pretty it up (along with some distressing and inking).

I took a plain kraft gift bag and decorated it with some paper, flourishes, glittah and other fun trims!  The papers are all by Stampin' Up in Bayou Blue!

Here's a close-up of the tag (made with my Slice machine), I added some ribbon and buttons--the sentiment is from PTI's "Mega Mixed Messages" along with some swirl stamps thrown in there.

A close-up of the front bag--I used the Lockhart Stamp "IB Birds" for the centerpiece of the bag.  To me nothing signals Spring more than the green grass and birds chirping outside the open windows--so this image was perfect for the center!  The back cream panel is a Spellbinders Pendant "Lattice" (35% off HERE), then the next cut-out is from Spellbinders "Labels 4", and lots of glittery swirls from my Slice machine!  The bag trims were made with my MS punch to create paper lace!  All of my buttons are from PTI as well.

I just love how it turned out and hope you do too!  Now hop over to the Store Blog HERE to see the DT creations AND to enter for that yummy Blog Candy!


  1. very nice! great color combo!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Love what you have done & don't apologize for being absent. WE appreciate all you are doing. Thank you so much for caring enought to do this.

  4. OH my goodness Suzanne, this is simply stunning. Total perfection. xo Jackie

  5. WOW! This is so beautiful, I love the colors and the flourshes. Gorgeous Creation Suzanne! Hugs!

  6. Beautiful creations! Gorgeous!

  7. I totally appreciate you and all your work you are putting into your projects! You are truly a very giving person. How lucky we are to have you!

    Thanks for EVERYTHING!

  8. Soooo sweet, Suzanne! I love this darling little set.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

  9. WOW! Fabulous project!♥♥♥



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

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