Sue’s Holiday Workshop 2016


Sign ups are now open for the 8th annual Sue’s Holiday Workshop…

The workshop will be held Saturday, November 12th from 10 to 3.

It’s a great jump start into the Holiday Season. And… a good way to spend quality time with friends laughing and creating.

We will be making cards, tags, a Winter Window, wood slice ornament, Christmas Tree in a bottle necklace, gift bag and a more.

The price of the workshop is only $45 for the day and includes a hot lunch, yummy desert and every one wins a door-prize.

The workshop will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington, IL in my church’s large Family Life Center. Great lighting and plenty of space.

It’s going to be fun.

To sign up or for more information contact me at:

Etched Snowflake Candy Jar

Quick and Easy Holiday Gift Idea

When it comes to the Holidays I love Quick and Easy Gift Ideas.

For the Snowflake Candy Jar…

I used a small canning jar etched with snowflakes and filled with candy.

It’s a project that I was able to put together in under a half hour.

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To make the Snowflake Candy Jar… 

  • Punch a strip of Snowflakes using etchmask™ vinyl and a snowflake punch.
  • Carefully cover the jar with the vinyl.
  • Make sure to burnish the vinyl to get out air bubbles and to make sure the all edges all down.
  • Apply a thick coat of Etchall over the snowflake cut out using the squeegee.
  • Wait 15 minutes.  Scrape excess etching crème from the side of the jar and return extra etching crème back into the bottle. (it’s reusable)
  • Rinse jar with warm water to clean.
  • Remove Stencil and dry.
  • Add adhesive rhinestones to the center of each snowflake.

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  • Cut a small circle from decorative scrapbook paper and adhere to lid of the jar.
  • Embellish jar with greenery stem, jingle and bow.

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   This would make a great Teacher, Hostess, Bunco, or Gift Exchange Gift.

This project was created for and sponsored by Etchall®.

Crafting with Office Supplies

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When you think of crafting do you ever think office supplies?

Would you believe…

the “be happy” sign, which is now sitting happily on my fireplace mantel,

started out as a office name plate holder

A few stickers, chipboard letters, washi tape and voila a happy little reminder.

There are surfaces everywhere just waiting to be embellished.

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Deflecto Interior Image Sign Holder, 8.5 x 2 Inches, Nameplate (89105) (affiliate link)

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Fave Crafts 2015 Best Blogger Contest: Baby Girl Tag

This sweet “Baby Girl” tag was made with the products I received after the

2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January.

The tag is also my submission into Fave Crafts Best Craft Blogger Contest 2015.

(Needless to say… I’ll be shamelessly asking you for your vote at the end of the post.)

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Baby Girl Tag

Designed by Sue Eldred

Little B: (

  • 100366 Honeycomb Punch
  • 100434 Silver Foil Pink Harlequin Decorative Tape
  • 100418 Pull Flowers Chrysanthemum
  • 100146 Footprints Dimensional Sticker Embellishments
  • 100395 Party Dies

Additional Supplies:

  • Large White Tag 3 1/2” x 6 1/4”
  • Cardstock: White, Pink
  • Large White Button (Buttons Galore and More)
  • Fabri Tac Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Tape Runner
  • Thin 3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
  • 5/16 Hole Punch
  • Silver Ribbon (Offray)
  • Computer Generated Font.


  1. Punch a 3 1/2” pink cardstock border using the Honeycomb punch.
  2. Add a 3 1/2” strip of decorative tape onto a piece of white cardstock. Trim a very thin border on each side of the tape. Add decorative trim tape piece onto center of the Honeycomb border.
  3. Adhere border on the bottom of the tag.
  4. Cut 12” from the White Pull flowers trim. Fold trim in half and pull strings as directed to create flower.
  5. Add small pink feet stickers to a large white button. Glue embellished button to the center of the flower. Glue flower onto center of the tag.
  6. Create a pink banner from the Party Dies. Add to top of the top using thin foam mounting squares.
  7. Print out the letters: B A B Y using a computer and printer onto white cardstock.
  8. Punch out each letter using a 5/16th hole punch. Add the letters onto the banner with small thin mounting squares.
  9. Tie top of the tag with silver ribbon.

Little B LLC Baby Girl Tag

Confession:  I’m not sure if you noticed or not… 

I did not use a plain white strip under the washi tape on the first picture on this post.

You can see the honeycomb underneath.  I like it better with the white strip.  It’s a little crisper.

I tried retaking the picture of the tag over 100 times.  That one was my favorite.  (so I stuck with it)

Best Blogger Craft 2015

After the favecrafts 2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January, bloggers received a sample of new products from participating sponsors of that party.  The projects created from these brands and samples are simply amazing! You’re getting the first look at these exclusive projects made with new products hot in the craft market.

They need your help determining which project to crown Best Blogger Craft of 2015! You can only vote once. Voting ends March 10th, 2015 midnight CST.

I submitted this tag as part of Fave Crafts Favorite Blogger Contest.

Please check out all the entries.  (feel free to “vote” for me, if you’d like)

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Cigar Box Washi Tape Holder

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Making Creative Storage for my ever growing collection of Washi Tape.

I have a small, growing collection of Washi Tape.

In addition to all it’s many uses, I find that they are just pretty to look at.

Previously, I had all my washi tape gathered in a canning jar, although pretty…

I found myself dumping the jar every time I wanted to use one.

Being on a “old drawer” kick, I decided to make a small washi tape holder using an old cigar box.

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I used two sheets of scrapbook paper from Carta Bella’s “Warm & Cozy” collection.

basic supplies:  craft knife, cutting mat, craft glue, double stick tape roller and a metal label holder, black marker.

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To Make a Cigar Washi Tape Holder:

  • Cut the lid off the cigar box.  Measure and cut the lid into two strips to fit inside your box as dividers.
  • Remove excess loose paper from box.
  • TIP:  Use a black permanent marker to color the inside corners of your box.  This will help keep  any white from the box from showing.
  • Cover box with scrapbook paper.
  • Adhere paper over both dividers.
  • Apply craft glue onto bottom and sides of dividers and put into place.

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Add metal label holder and fill with your favorite washi tape. - Create More, Spend Less

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ADORNit Blog Hop and Giveaway

Have you seen ADORNit’s Art Play Paintables Collection by Lindsay Ostrom?

These papers are a card makers dream.

All these wonderful images without having to buy a ton of stamps.

The papers are perfect for coloring with color pencils, markers or painting

with water colors or inks.

I like to water color with my inks and markers and a waterbrush.

If my inks have a flexible lid, I squeeze color into the lid and use that as my palette.

If not I dab the ink onto a non-porous surface and paint away.

(These cards were created for and sponsored by Adorn It.)

Getting ready for that time of year again…

I know, I know… Many of you may think I might be rushing this a little bit.

But… as a designer and crafter I’m starting to feel a time crunch.

So many projects, so little time.  (time’s a wasting)

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Something I look forward to getting every month is my box of goodies from Deflecto.

Getting this box is like receiving a Christmas present.

So thoughtfully packed with colored tissue paper.

I really need to take of picture of the box. (so much fun)

This months box was stuffed full of storage and organizing products.

One of the many cool storage products I received from Deflecto Craft Solutions was this

great carousel organizer.  This particular carousel has nine canisters, six 3″ and three 6″.

The carousel spins and is a great place to store all my holiday embellishments in one place.

I also received some great storage cubes, which made me want/need to reorganize my studio.

With all the things I collect (I mean use) I needed more.

Deflecto generously offered to send me some more cubes.  (you’ve got to love that!)

I will post more pictures of my organizing efforts after they arrive.

Refrigerator Magnets

Another cool “NEW, COMING SOON” product is the:  Customizable Magnetic Craft Sheets

White magnetic sheets can be painted or papered. Cuts easily with scissors or craft punches.
Great for kids projects

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I decided to make “refrigerator art” using my magnetic sheets.

I covered the white side of the magnetic sheet with decorative paper and cut it out with a die-cut.

Deflecto Christmas Magnets
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