Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Make Your Gifts Extra Special!

Have fun creating your own gift bags and gift cards for those special gifts!

Supplies used: Garden Green, Ruby Red & Whisper White card stock; Garden Green, Ruby Red & Chocolate Chip Classic Ink; Sweet Season & Four the Holidays & Serene Snowflakes stamp sets; Tag, Small Tag, Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge & Large Oval punches; Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and Linen Thread; Rhinestone brad

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Build-A- Bear Workshop™

Only 60 demonstrators have been selected to host some special Build-A-Bear™ workshops in the first 2 weeks of December! I am thrilled to host these! We are going to have a lot of fun! The first one will be held at my home on Friday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. The second one will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m.

There will be some special door prizes provided by Build-A-Bear Workshop™ and of course, we will be making some cute projects!

So give me a call at 734-285-2116 if you would like to participate or send me an e-mail at susan@lacroix.net

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Give Thanks

We did these pages at Scrapbook Club last night. The Bright Blessings jumbo wheel is perfect for Thanksgiving pages. The "Give Thanks" were die cut with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzix die (exclusive to Stampin' Up!) and Leaves #2 Sizzix die.

Other supplies used: Kraft, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum & Natural Ivory card stock; Always Artichoke Classic Ink; Ticket Corner and Photo Corner punches; Gifts of the Earth stamp set (Holiday Mini) - the verse is a perfect embellishment for these pages. Here is the verse:
"For all the good gifts that your kindess imparts, remind us Dear Lord, to give thanks with our hearts"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Joy to the World!

We made this banner at Hostess Club last week. It was made with the Two Tags and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzix dies. We used the scallop circle image from the Sweet Season stamp set and stamped 2 each for each tag. We punched out the center of one image with the 1" circle punch and inserted a 1 1/4" circle of card stock between the 1" circle image and the larger Scallop circle image. A clear rhinestone brad was placed in the center of the image. Before adhering the scallop design elements to the tags, we used the small double rectangle punch in the red and green scallop areas of the tags and threaded white taffeta through each tag. (see image below) . Make sure you thread the ribbon from the back to front, then front to back on each tag so the ribbon will be in the back. Tie a knot at each end of the ribbon.

Monday, November 16, 2009


One of my favorite stamps this year is Dasher. There is just so much you can do with him! Nancy Brown (one of the West Coast Sparklers) made this card at the retreat we attended last month! Great card, Nancy!

Supplies used: Dasher and Snow Swirled stamps; Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede card stock; Whisper White Craft Ink, Soft Suede Classic Ink and Bermuda Bay polka dot grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Place Setting Treat

These cute little treat bags were made with Tags # 2 Sizzix die. Die cut 2 of them, fold at the score line and glue them together. Decorate as desired. I put in some Reindeer Candy Corn in a small cello bag and taped them shut and just tucked them in the inside.

These will be so cute on our Christmas dinner table this year!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Along with Elise and Maddy's birthdays this fall, are Julie and Jim's wedding anniversary on October 7 and Aimee and Josh's wedding anniversary today (Yep! Maddy arrived on their anniversary 2 years ago!). I made their cards at the retreat last month as well.

Shelli Gardner showed us this technique at the Regional Seminar in Cincinnati in September. The Medallion stamp is embossed with clear embossing powder, then burnished with Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke and Soft Suede. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's been a long time.....

....since I have posted anything! I spent 2 weeks with the flu! Yuck! Wiped me out! But I am back and feeling great! Now I just have to catch up! Let's start with some of the projects I was working on at a weekend retreat last month. My two youngest grandaughters have reached the important milestones of 1 & 2! Elise turned one on October 10 and Maddy turns two tomorrow!

I stenciled a big daisy (the negative image from one of the daisies on the Flower Fold XL die) with Melon Mambo classic inkon Whisper White card stock, and placed a chipboard number covered in Whisper White craft ink and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. This is adhered to Melon Mambo card stock and tied with Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon.

I have lots more projects to share so I hope you will check back soon!