Friday, July 30, 2010

July Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday!
I just love the sketch that Kristine created for us this month!
I used the August kit for this layout, too much fun :)
We would love to see your take on this sketch!

Leave us a comment if you've completed a layout ;-)
-- no deadline --

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Good Thursday to you Readers!

It's almost the end of the month... time flies doesn't it?!
The ladies will have a sketch challenge posted for you tomorrow..
but in the mean time I'd like to get to know our readers a little bit more!

Grab one of our FAN BADGES,
post it on your blog
and leave us a comment here and let us know
if you are a Sussies Scrapper!

We have a little RAK ADOO too!
we all love goodies don't we!?

Go to Blogger / Design / Page Elements / Add Gadget / HTML Javascript and manually add this code.. I should have a script block shortly for you ;-) but in the meantime this is what you can use. hope this helps!!!

Deadline to leave us a comment is .... Sunday Night August 1st ;-)
We'll post a winner here August 2nd


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another Sneak Peak!

Just like Tiffany, I've been playing with the August kit and I'm having a lot of fun too - I bet you can't wait to get yours! I really wish I had beach pictures and if you have them you will love the Bella Boulevard All Inclusive Line! Here's a peak at parts of one of the double-page spread I did:

Be sure and check out the Sussies gallery and here on the blog (we're gonna post more!!) for more great layouts using the kit!

Have you had a great summer? I can't believe we start school in just over 2 weeks! We're trying to cram in the last minute summer things that we wanted to do but never made the time - all in those last two weeks! At least it gives me plenty of picture-taking opportunities!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sneak Peeks of the August layouts....

I just got done "playing" with Scrapbook Sussies' August kit and it's AMAZING!
So much great chipboard, stickers, and bling. My favorite aspect of the kit is the bright colors on all of the patterned paper! Here's some sneaks of the layouts I created...

Friday, July 23, 2010

all about family~

i was especially drawn to this side of the kit this month~ i had been having a rough couple of weeks and this side made me remember why i LOVE this hobby... it is all about family and friends and each little embellishment is so perfect....

as i was drooling over each little item in this side of the kit, i noticed how many embellishments and finished looking papers could be added together or a sweet simple page just about my family and i loved how this came out... it took only about 30 minutes to create and it truly is about the photos.... and family~

thanks for stopping by~ hope this inspires you to scrap your family today~

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Getting The Most out of Two-Sided Pattern Paper

We've all said it before, but I just got to tell you again: Lara packs these kits full of such wonderful products! One of them being pattern paper that is almost always two-sided. I'm sure you are all like me and have come across a couple of sheets that you absolutely LOVE both sides. How can you choose between the two when you like them both and have only ONE sheet of it??!! Well, today I wanted to show you a little trick on how to use a piece of pattern paper like this and get the most out of BOTH sides!

I keep lots of misc. shaped papers on hand to do nothing more than trace them onto my favorite papers. Find a circular shaped paper and trace it onto one of the sides of pattern paper. Next trace a circle that will fit inside of the previous shape. Now cut out both using precision scissors or an exacto blade. Decide on which paper you want to be the inside and which you want as the outside. Voila! You have successfully used both sides of your favorite piece of pattern paper!

Here is a layout I created using one of the sheets in the July kit. I loved both sides and am happy how I was able to showcase them both on this layout! Thanks for looking and I hope you decide to use that favorite paper of yours now.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Check out July's Gallery!

Have you checked out the Designs Team work for July in our Gallery? Well let me just give you a glimpse of what's there!

Valerie shows us that you can use some simple embellishments from the kit to make a gorgeous page! Love that old pic she used too!

Jennifer is our 2 page expert! She does beautiful double pages! Also love how she took a piece of the patterned paper that had a phrase and cut it into strips to journal "pieces of my heart" down the center.

Lisa had some adorable pictures of her daughter that went perfectly with this kit. Love how she cut out the words from one of the KI patterned papers to embellish.
Maybe it's because I'm about to have a baby boy of my own, or maybe it's because we had a similar idea for the phrase on this paper but I just love this baby page by Tiffanie!

Telah created this really cute page with a tilt! Also really love her title work here with the transparency and felt flowers.
Lee Curie guest designed for us this month. I just love how she used that clock in her title here.
Such fun photos too!
And then here is one from me. These pictures of my daughter just spoke volumes to me, so I journaled about how I saw more than just a "cute kid". I also really loved those glitter swirls!

There's lots more to see, so head over to the Gallery if you haven't already!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

August Add-Ons are up!!

It's the 15th of the month and the August Add-Ons are up! These bright, summery embellis will fit so perfectly with the August kit! Remember - as a subscriber to the add-ons, you always get the add-ons for only $14.95 - even if the retail value of them is more than that (and they range from $15.00 - $19.00 in value, depending on the month!!!)

Also, there are new extras up. Extras are almost always discounted at least $1.00 off of retail. Another great reason to be a subscriber!!!!

Check out some glimpses of the August Add-On...

OH - and FYI - the August full reveal is up on the site now! It's loaded with embellis this month - take a peek for yourself... Now that's a lot of embellishments to play with!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

August Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of the Sussies August kit...

If you like what you see, subscribe today to make sure you get one of these beauties!

A special offer was just emailed to all old subscribers. If you didn't get that offer and are an old subscriber, it may be that your email bounced back to me. Email me at and I'll get the special offer email out to you!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome our new Blog Manager!!!!

So - if any of you religiously follow this blog, you've probably noticed some inconsistencies in how often and when posts are being made. This is all my fault. With a 1st grader and a pre-K child (whose schedule kept my schedule very, very choppy, to say the least), my time was out of control last year! And this summer, don't even go there!!! There's only 5 weeks of summer vacation left for us and all break it's been GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!

So, with getting kits put together and shipped out, simply put, the blog always got pushed to the back burner.

I'm hoping to have more time in the fall once kids are in school full time, but I also wanted the blog to turn into something more! I came to the realization that I needed a blog manager... Someone to keep the design team informed of when they needed to post, someone to post some fun challenges / sketches, someone to make the blog super-pretty!!!

We now have that person! Kristine Davidson, blog manager extraordinaire, has accepted the position and is ready to roll!!! You may remember her from her fabulous designs when she was on the design team. When she told me she was interested, I jumped at the chance! After all, she had gotten the blog rolling in the first place and I knew she would fit right back in!

So, everyone welcome KRISTINE and be ready for some fun things ahead on this blog!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's all about FAMILY!

Half of the July kit is packed with Family Ties and lots of great embellishments! Here's some "Family" layouts...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Feeling Groovy????

i thought this side of the new July kit would scare me away... it is bold and mixes red and pink (a big eeeek for me) and it is a little crazy, but i admit as i started to pull it all out i fell in love.... the papers are 2 sided and the embellishments are so sweet.... i fell in love with this groovy sideof the kit... can you believe this is just one half of the kit??????

when i started to create i knew i had just taken some great pictures i could use.... you see i caught this sweet looking little girl picking flowers that were meant for looking and smelling and instead of a time-out had a lovely idea... i made her WEAR them and pose for pictures... she didn't love that she had to stay perfectly still and not move an inch so the flowers would stay put and that seemed to work because she avoided those flowers the rest of the day :) heehee and well, mommy was pleased with her fun new pictures, too :)

and here is my "groovy girl" page ~ a little cool and a little sassy and a LOT of fun

i can't wait to see what all of you create with the July kit... make sure to load your designs to the Sussies gallery and check out the design team work, too, while you are there~
have a great 4th of July weekend~