Friday, December 31, 2010

December Sketch!

Here's the amazing sketch that Kristine Davidson created for Sussies!

I LOVED it and created TWO layouts using the December kit.

Let's see what you've all come up with! Link up in the comments section so we can see those layouts.

Our Winner is
Kelly Swosinski said...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sussies Bday & More!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! I hope it's been a great 2010 for you. I am really looking forward to 2011 - a new year - a chance to start anew! I'm ready!

And Scrapbook Sussies is ready! In January, Scrapbook Sussies turns FIVE!!!

That's right a big
to Scrapbook Sussies!!!

January is our 5th birthday! It's hard to believe that five years have gone by! I'd love to have everybody come celebrate with us! The Year of the Sussie 2011 is the big celebration, of course.

If you haven't heard of this, here's how it works...

1. You begin your subscription in January (you can begin it before then, too, but you HAVE to be on board for the January kit).

2. Scrapbook Sussies is a no-commitment kit club. You can skip any month that you want and you can cancel at any time. HOWEVER, for those who do not skip, that's where the goodies come in....

3. Beginning in February, you will receive free goodies with your kit. They start small, but grow as the year goes on!

4. Once you skip a month, however, you are bumped out of the program until the next year's program starts.

5. DON'T WORRY, THOUGH! This year, we've added a little escape clause! If there is a month you would like to skip, but there is a past kit that you would like to get instead (that is in stock, of course), you can replace your monthly kit with the past kit and you'll still be in the program!!

6. Also, if you make it to June, each month your name gets dropped into the year-end drawing. The grand prize is a 6 month sub to Sussies, but, each month, a new prize is added to the pot. The drawing will be held at the end of December...

Here's a list of the upcoming freebies...

FEBRUARY - Free set of additional cardstock - $4.00
MARCH - KI Memories Sashes - $5.00
APRIL - Quickutz stamps and tags (Don't worry, you don't need a quickutz machine for these at all!!) - $10.00
MAY - My Mind's Eye mini-kit - $10.00
JUNE* - Goodie Bag & entry into year-end drawing - $12.00
JULY - Bella Blvd mini-kit & entry into year-end drawing- $14.00
AUGUST* - Goodie Bag & entry into year-end drawing- $15.00
SEPTEMBER* - Small Sussie & entry into year-end drawing- $4.00
OCTOBER - Special Edition Sussies Kit & entry into year-end drawing- $25.00
NOVEMBER* - Small Sussie & entry into year-end drawing - $4.00
DECEMBER - FREE JANUARY 2012 Kit & entry into year-end drawing - $36.00

TOTAL - $139.00 of FREE PRODUCT!!

And don't forget, that Scrapbook Sussies kits are all worth $36.00, but you only pay $29.95 each month!!! We also have add-ons (embellishment, patterned paper and cardstock) and extras that we don't charge additional shipping for!!! They are always the best price for subscribers!!!

*The months of June, August, September, and November are subject to change as things become more definite, but the value will only increase.

OK - you've come this far! I have a fun birthday celebration offer that will happen on Monday, January 3rd!!! I have five special packages containing LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of goodies!!! (one for each year that Scrapbook Sussies has been around)

Each package contains 150+ sheets of patterned paper. Then, they each have lots of embellishments added. The packages have values as follows...

PACKAGE #1 - $310 in embellishments / $125 in paper - Total Value $435
- COST TO YOU - ONLY $100!!!

PACKAGE #2 - $190 in embellishments / $125 in paper - Total Value $315
- COST TO YOU - ONLY $75!!!

PACKAGE #3 - $155 in embellishments / $125 in paper - Total Value $280
- COST TO YOU - ONLY $75!!!

PACKAGE #4 - $110 in embellishments / $125 in paper - Total Value $235
- COST TO YOU - ONLY $50!!!

PACKAGE #5 - $100 in embellishments / $125 in paper - Total Value $225
- COST TO YOU - ONLY $50!!!

These packages will go on sale on Monday, January 3rd at 6:00 p.m. MOUNTAIN TIME. There will be a BIRTHDAY PACKAGE button at the top of the home page on The first five people to order this will receive the packages (in order of purchase - First buyer will get package #1, etc...) At first, everyone will pay the $100, but for packages #2 through #5, I will refund the difference right away!!! This is to just make sure to get the total amount up front if you do happen to be buyer #1!!!

Here's some pics of Package #1!!! ALL OF THIS FOR JUST $100!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just a Quick Post!

Wanted to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas. I hope you had a wonderful day and are relaxing today! We're cleaning house as my parents are driving up from Texas tomorrow. I'm grateful for the nice weather for their trip but I'd really love to get that blizzard that is supposed to be hitting the east coast today!

Just a real quick (and small!) peak of some of the January Sussies kit. I made small clipboards for the teachers this year for Christmas - made this one using the January kit:

They were simple to make (thankfully!) and just by stamping their names made them seem so much more personal!

I won't be back posting until after the first of the year - so have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Quick Christmas Cards

Last Thursday night I realized I hadn't had a chance to make any cards for the teacher's gifts so I turned to my scraps from the December kit. Just thought I'd share a few with you! All I did was add kraft cardstock.

Hope you are enjoying a Christmas break! I had to work today but now I'm off until next year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Forgetful Me!

I finished this layout with the December Sussies Kit a couple of weeks ago, but I still haven't gotten it uploaded. Then I planned to post it on this blog post that was suppose to go up on Friday! Let's just say that it's been busy around here, as I'm sure you've been busy too! So anyway, here's another layout I did for the December reveal.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The perfect gift...

for non-scrapbookers! I have so many friends that admire my scrappy work but always say that they don't have time, it's too much work, they don't know how, etc. etc. It boggles my mind because most of them have kids that they take gobs of pictures of, and then never end up doing much with the pictures. So...this year I will be giving some hand-made gifts where all they need to do is add the pictures.

This month's Sussies kit was so jam-packed with fun winter/holiday goodies that it was perfect for a mini-album! The one I made has an acrylic cover and tabs on every page.

Can't wait to give this as a gift and see the finished product when the pictures have been added!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Don't you love Christmas music in December? I can be in a crabby mood and then I hear one of the old classics and my mood changes. I heard a song today about Christmas Shoes - I had never heard the song but new when I was listening that it was going to bring tears to my eyes. I really loved the song but I'm not sure I should buy it just for the emotional impact!

I'm trying to finish up a few little handmade gifts for the teachers and bake some cookies and make a few more cards and I'm still trying to work in my scrapbooking!

Here's another layout to share with you using the Crate Paper side of the kit! I just loved the trees so much that I cut them out and used them as a border! I did add a couple of rub-on trees as well just for a little extra :)

I'm starting to look forward to Christmas - school is out this week and maybe we can have a slower week before Christmas! Hope you're getting everything done that needs to be done and still enjoying the season!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tis the Season

Hello and Happy Saturday! If you are like me, you are most likely the designated photo taker in your family. I know the pressure is during the holidays to get the ultimate pictures, especially ones that you want to scrapbook! This year I am taking the pressure off, and focusing on taking pictures throughout the month that reflect the holiday season. So when that special morning comes, I can enjoy opening gifts with the family, and still take a few pictures stress free! (This layout was created with the December kit, I can't get enough of it!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

January Sneaks

It's ten minutes before I have to leave to help at Ryan's school. It's his 6th birthday today!! Then, I'll have time to come home to make gingerbread house icing just to turn around and go back to help make the houses in Annie's class. Then Annie's Christmas Show Choir show tonight, Ryan's birthday party tomorrow, my work holiday party on Sunday, make Christmas cookies, finish shopping, visit Santa, figure out what to buy for my mother-in-law, begin the Christmas cards, finish the Christmas cards, etc, etc, etc... Sound familiar??

Well, I had to at least stop by here and put up the January sneak peeks. January will feature October Afternoon Campfire and Fancy Pants It's Your Day (very appropriate because January is Scrapbook Sussies 5th birthday!!!)

Hurry up and sign up for your subscription today! The 2011 Year of the Sussie begins in January and you need to be on board then in order to begin getting the over $140 in free goodies for loyal customers! Email me at if you want more details. But details will be coming soon, too....

For now, here's the peeks....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Plain Ole White Paper

You know that white paper that comes in the sheet protectors when you buy them? Well, instead of throwing it away, use it! On this layout, I used it to not only matte my photos, I also kept a large piece of it showing to journal on. I used it to put my rub ons (the snowflakes and presents) down on and then cut them out to make embellies.
So the next time you pull out those white sheets of paper, don't throw it away, use it!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Delight in December

I can't believe it's December already! This year has flown by so very fast. Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Thankfully I shop all year long and have only a few little things (stocking stuffers) and something for my DH and Dad left to buy. Sadly, the only thing on my wishlist this year is a new Nikon D7000 camera which I'm pretty sure I won't be getting!

In working on layouts for the December Sussies kit I've been looking at the photos from last year. It never seems like I love the Christmas pictures but last year I had some really cute ones when the girls got their Raggedy Ann dolls my mom made!

I used the November sketch by Kristine for the first page (don't forget, you still have time to enter the sketch contest)!

I hope your December has gotten off to a great start!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Daily Traditions

i have been really excited to show you what i have been working on... using the December Sussies kit and some items from my stash i have been creating a fun little December daily for our family.
it is an eclectic mix of this and that and some recycled items, too, with POPS of the fun bold December Sussies papers and embellies....
here is the cover....

here is a peek inside....

and here are a few of the inside pages...

and lastly here is a cute little page i made with the American Crafts half of the kit and the add on...

it is a simple page, but i like how it turned out and i admit i am saving all of my favorite parts of the kit for my December Daily :) check back later this month for some completed pages. I will doing them about once a week and will put them on my blog if you want to peek over there this month, too...
have a wonderful December and make sure to enjoy every day ;)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How is it December already??

I just truly can't believe it is the last month of the year! It is also one of my favorite months!
I just love the Christmas season. And now that I have small children, it's even that more fun.

Here is one of my pages with the December kit, that just makes you want to break out in a round of Jingle Bells!!
So do you have your tree up? Have you started your shopping?
Happy December!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Somehow i lost my place....

i have no idea when i was posting for November... so sorry, but i know when i am posting in December and can't wait as i have a page i am finishing up and my very fun december daily is in the works and i will be sharing that VERY soon! while you wait for my December post, i thought i would share this page....

because like most sussie pages... it just makes me smile!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Simple Cards

Hey there! It feels like it's been a long time since I've blogged here! I so wanted to show you a layout from the December kit (it's AWESOME by the way) but since we were in Texas all last week for Thanksgiving I just haven't had a chance to do much with it yet. It's cold and windy outside (like 34 degrees and the wind is horrid!) so I'm hoping to scrap tonight!

I did have a chance to make a couple of {simple} cards using the November kit though! I thought I'd share these and show you that, if you are like me and don't do well at making cards, simple still works!

For the first card, I accidentally used the cutting blade on my cutterpede instead of the scoring tool but managed to fix it with an overlapping piece of paper!

And I just really wanted to use that cute squirrel rub-on and stickers!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have at least some of your Christmas shopping finished!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

November Sketch Challenge

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Are you ready to see another great sketch brought to us by Kristine?! I think you will love this one as much as I did!And here is what I did using the November Sussies Kit:
Now we would love to see your layouts using this sketch. And best of all,


Once you get it done, add your name with your blog or gallery address and leave us a comment ;-)

Deadline to enter is December 15th.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving is almost here!!!

As I get older, and the importance of gifts at Christmas lessens, I think I appreciate Thanksgiving more and more. The stress of gift-giving does not exist, but the family aspect becomes the focus...and I think I look forward to Thanksgiving more than Christmas now.

One thing I love about Thanksgiving is getting together with the extended family. When all of us are present, there are 25 of us. One great way to use the scrapbooking kits is to create festive name tags for that  looooooong table of family members. I took Telah's challenge for place cards and I love my finished product.  Check out the name tags I created using the November Sussie kit for this year's meal (love that Bella Blvd paper)!!!

I handcut leaves from the patterned paper and adhered them with dimensional pop-dots. The matching Bella Blvd alpha stickers went perfectly with the paper. I used the October Afternoon blog as inspiration for the name tags...pretty simple but I love the way they turned out!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

See Spot

Hello there! I wanted to share a layout created from the November kit that wasn't a specific fall layout. I love the versatility of the Scrapbook Sussies kits! Dante had to take care of a stuffed dog for a week, it was so cute...Except that we lost him a few days before he had to be returned. Luckily he was found just in time!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Drive by....

How do you get inspired? I was trolling the blogs a few days ago and stumbled upon a layout on the Sassafras Lass blog that I here's the layout I created...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Placecards

I ran across this fun Thanksgiving place card on the Bella Blvd Blog and thought about how fun this would be to make. I haven't had time yet, but would like to do this with some of the great Bella papers in the November Sussies Kit. So how about a quick Challenge for us all? Create some sort of Thanksgiving place card, either for your guests, your food, or whatever you choose and link it back up here. You have until Friday, November 26th at midnight to get yours linked. I will randomly choose a winner from all who complete this challenge. The winner will receive a December Embellishment Add On from me!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

December Full Reveal!!!


The Year of the Sussie loyalty program is getting ready to begin again. This has to be the best loyalty program around. First of all, you're paying $29.95 for $36.00 kits to start with. Then, you're receiving over $135 in FREE PRODUCT!! It's always fun to get little extra sussies with your kits! Finally, once you hit the 6 month mark, you start getting entered into the year end drawing - lots of great prizes up for grabs!

As is every year, to be involved and get the free stuff, you have to get the January kit as a subscriber to start off the year. For those of you who are getting the January kit for free because you were in the 2010 program, this free kit already counts towards your next year's program!!! (Even more incentive to keep going!!!). Starting in February, you begin getting the goods! And they get better and better as the year goes on!!!

Don't delay! Get on board now to make sure you have a spot!!!

Wasn't the upcoming Year of the Sussie enough incentive? Well, if not, get on board now for this CRAZY deal! All subscribers can use the coupon code SUB2010 and get 40% off ALL PAST KITS, PAST ADD-ONS, and EXTRAS!!!! As a subscriber, you'll receive your product with your next kit and the most additional shipping you will be charged is $3.25 (enough to get you to the flat rate amount). If it doesn't cost more for me to ship, I won't charge you anything additional!!! The sale begins Friday, November 19th.

Not a subscriber, but want in on the sale? Here's a great solution - SUBSCRIBE!!! Remember, Sussies subscription are non-commitment subs! You can cancel at any time!

The December Add-Ons and Extras went up for sale today. As always, the December Add-On is really worth subscribing to! As a subscriber, you get the add-ons for just $14.95 regardless of the retail value. The December Add-On has a retail value of $20!!!