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 LOVED...so 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!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Our Kit Sketches

Every Month, on the back of the product list in your Sussie Kit, there is always a sketch. Do you make use of these? I am a big fan of sketches! It's nice to have this little bit of inspiration in the kits.

Here's what the team did with November's Sketch.




Don't you love how everyone's layout looks so different, yet the same? That's the great thing about sketches. You an go so many different directions with them!
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Turkey Time

I have boxes and boxes of artwork from my children. Why not incorporate some of them into layouts? I adored the fall feel of the November kit, and really enjoyed adding a turkey hand print to this layout. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fall Fun...

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's so fun to scrap Fall and Family layouts! The November kit is PERFECT for that....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

pumpkins and apples.....

the November kit is SO fun... it is perfect for all of your autumn activities and traditions! 2 of my favorite things to do (and scrap) are our trips to the farm for picking pumpkins and apple picking.....

here are some sweet girls at the pumpkin patch....

and here is my favorite page this month... a page of my daughter Gracie apple picking last year....

Monday, November 8, 2010

December Sneak Peek!!

Hello everyone! It's getting close to that time of year! There's a lot of things going on right now that are crazy to me! One - it hasn't snowed here in Colorado yet! CRAZY! Two - I haven't finished my Christmas shopping yet and have actually hardly begun! EVEN CRAZIER!! LOL!

But, I did have time to get the December Sneak Peeks together... December is always a FABULOUS kit. This month, we'll be featuring American Crafts Dear Lizzy Christmas and Crate Paper Snow Day. The paper on both of these is so thick and lush...

December is a GREAT time to join Scrapbook Sussies. The Year of the Sussie 2011 is just around the corner. I'm working on the details of that and will be getting them out to you all soon! Last year, loyal subscribers received over $135 in FREE PRODUCT just for buying Scrapbook Sussies kits - which are discounted themselves anyway! ($36 kit for $29.95) Next year, I'm trying to make it even better!!!

Before the pics, hurry over to our Facebook page. Like us there and then suggest us to all your Facebook friends! Have them come on over to the Facebook page, like us, and have them post who sent them there (YOU!). The person sending the most people over will win a Scrapbook Sussies kit!!

Finally, as promised, take a peek at the December kit....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Friday!

What a beautiful sunny day here in Colorado. Hard to believe that it's time to change the clocks this weekend! We have a busy weekend planned, how about you? Are you starting to think about planning your Thanksgiving? And I'm sure you have all your Christmas presents planned, right? (I only mention Christmas because, well, it's around the corner! and Lara just sent an email that the December DT kits were going out tomorrow!!)...

Anyways, back to the November kit. How fun was that to work with? I'm still working on at least one, if not two more layouts with the kit.

Here's one of the layouts I did with the Imaginesce part of the kit. I loved the layout but couldn't figure out how to add a pocket for the corn maze map without covering up anything - and then I thought maybe it would fit on the side! It was the first time we'd actually gone through a corn maze with the purpose of getting at least some of the hole punches!

I hope you have a fun weekend planned! Be sure to check out the gallery to see the wonderfully inspiring cards and layouts the rest of the design team created!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Details, Details, Details

You've heard the saying, "It's all about the details." Well that is so true with scrapbooking too! And we add the details to our layouts through embellishments. One of the reasons that Scrapbook Sussies is the best kit club around it because of the fantastic embellishments you get with the kit and the embellishment add on. And this month is no exception! When I took pictures of my November Kit layouts, I took some close ups of all the little fun embellies and now I'll share those with you.

This little guy was on one of the Bella Blvd One Fall Day journaling cards. I cut him out and stuck him onto white cardstock, then cut him out again. I used foam squares to make him pop off the page.

I put the clear sticker title from Apple Cider Give Thanks stickers onto white paper and cut around it.
Here's a little mix of Crate Paper Chipboard and Basic Grey woolies, both from the Embellishment Add On.
More chipboard clustered together.
Here I tried a new technique for me by using my Martha Stewart fringe scissors and cutting the end of one strip of the two-sided paper from Imaginisce. Then I curled up a few of the fringes for dimension. I also added another woolie.
Another fun cluster here. I took one of the Bella Blvd. stickers and put it on the background packaging that the Imaginisce Rub Ons came with and then cut it out. Again I used foam squares for dimension. Here's another fun tip: I couldn't find my brown thread so I used white to stitch around the circle, then went over it with a brown pen!

These clouds were cut from the Bella Blvd. paper then added with foam squares.
I love to mix chipboard with rub-ons, as you can see in the next three pics.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Month of Thanks

Hello Everyone! I hope your November is off to a great start!
I have been working on my November pages today, (hello last minute!!) and so I have a page to share. "A Thing Called Family"

Journaling: These four people are my world! I thank God everyday for my family. I didn't know my heart was capable of loving so much!

This kit is a classic for November. It it great for all things Fall and all things Thanksgiving!
The rest of my pages will be in the Gallery in the next couple of days, and make sure you check out what the rest of the team has done.
What are you thankful for today?