Friday, September 16, 2011

Things are going fast!!

The sale is moving along quickly! I've got lots of stuff still left to go, though!!

$40.00 kits for $18.00.

$19.00 add-ons for just $8.00!!

And only 10 mystery boxes are left - $150 of stuff for just $30.00! HURRY!!! I'd love to get this stuff all sent to good homes TODAY!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Perfect Match!

Don't you just love it when your photos match a particular paper line perfectly! Like they were made exactly for one another! Well that's what happened for me with the Simple Stories line from the September kit. They matched photos we took at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas from our summer vacation.



That's all I can say when I saw how much stuff is available at such fabulous prices!!

In addition to grabbing those kits and add-ons at incredible below cost prices, be sure to check out the add-ons page! Scroll down to the bottom to see all the goodies - mega kits, mystery boxes, $1.00 items!!

For those of you loyal customers in the Year of the Sussie 2011, I held the drawing this morning. I wish I could say that I did something clever like have my goldfish pick the names or something, but it was simply a random # generator. Everyone who had purchased a June kit was entered. If you also purchased a July kit, your name was entered again. If you also purchased an August kit, your name was entered a third time. And, finally, if you also purchased a September kit, your name was entered yet again! Congratulations to all of our winners!!!

Bo Bunny Couture Bag - Kristen Lesley
Quickutz Jolly Holiday Set - Amber Sharpe
My Mind's Eye Triple Pack - Kikki Franzen
My Mind's Eye Double Pack - Jennifer Sholes
Bling It Set - Susan Watson
Woolies Set - Teri Miller
Quickutz Santa's Workshop - Cindy Portillo



CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!! I will be sending your product out to you ASAP.

Now, everyone, hurry over to the website to fill up your carts with tons of Scrapbook Sussies goodies!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The big sale is about ready! Everything is on CLEARANCE!!

There are some great new bundles and mini-kits.

All orders over $75.00 will get a free $15.00 goodie bag.

All orders placed in the month of September will get a free Thickers!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dear current customers, old customers, and potential customers,

It is with very mixed emotions that I bring you the news announcing the closing of Scrapbook Sussies as a monthly kit club. I struggled with this decision for months, but when I finally made the choice, I felt a large weight lifted.

I still believe that Scrapbook Sussies is the best value in kit clubs on the market. I don't think I've ever seen another club that, in addition to giving you $40.00 worth of goodies for just $29.95, also follows that up with TONS of free goodies for customer loyalty.

But with a kit club of that nature, it is imperative that the number of kits going out the door remains high, and, sadly, I have seen a decrease in the number of monthly customers. In addition, I've been working part time and, as a lot of you know, there are more time constraints as the kids get older. So after nearly 6 years as a kit club, Scrapbook Sussies will cease sending out monthly kits.

For those of you participating in the Year of the Sussie 2011, I am going to try to honor as much of the promotion as I can and give you the free special edition kit that you were supposed to get with your October kit. You have probably already received it with your September kit. ENJOY!!! You have received almost $100 of free product. I will still hold the drawing and, if you happen to win the 6 months of free Sussies, you will win $250 of free product, including the mega-kit of new product mentioned below!!
Winners to be announced on Monday.

For everyone, the great news is that, beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH around NOON MOUNTAIN TIME, everything is going on CLEARANCE!!!

First thing you need to know. The prices you see are the FINAL PRICES!!! I will not be decreasing the amounts any further at any point. I'm stating the final prices right away at over 50% off the retail (less than my cost!) and what doesn't sell will be donated. So, if you're interested in any of the items, buy them now before they are sold out.

For every $75.00 you spend, I will throw in a goodie bag containing at least $15.00 worth of product! Additionally, every clearance order placed in September will get a free Thickers with their purchase.

Shipping will be a standard $10.50 (flat rate box). So make sure to fill that box up!!!

I want to thank everyone who has been a customer. I am sad to see my little kit club come to an end, but I hope that my kits have brought a lot of scrapbooking joy to you. I'll be around for a while - perhaps there will be special offers or promotions - mystery boxes, special purchases, etc... In fact, I am currently looking for a handful of individuals who are interested in a super-large Back-To-School/Halloween/Fall/Christmas mega kit of the latest lines. If you are interested in hearing more details, email me and I'll get you the info! There's only about five or six spots available for this.

As always, Happy Scrapping and Get To Using Those Sussies Kits Up!!!

Thanks for all the fun - Lara McClendon, Owner, Scrapbook Sussies

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

it is a simple story....

it is the name of this paper company in this side of the September kit (which I ADORE!!!), but it really is so much more. scrapbooking really is the simple stories we tell. the ones that mean the very most to us!

and here are some simple pages that tell a simple story! I am so thankful I found these photos from a over a year ago and finally have the story on paper....

it can be many words or few, but take the time to tell your story! and if you do make sure you share your pages in the Sussies Gallery so we can see them , too!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

I hope you are enjoying your 3 day weekend! We are heading out to the inlaws in just a bit for lunch and to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. The weather has finally cooled off just a bit and it's almost cold in the mornings! I love this time of the year! Our own designer Valerie Allen created the sketch this month! As most of you know by now I rarely do single-page layouts and it's even more rare for me to just put a single photo on a page but I had to try! Here's the sketch:
And so I created my first page knowing I'd have to get at least 4 (I had 6) more photos on the second page. I thought I'd keep it pretty simple and just incorporated the design elements onto the second page as well! I just used a marker to outline the area although I was tempted to sew. Not tempted enough to do it though!
So, how do you transform a single page sketch into a double page layout? Look for some double page sketches coming soon!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mixing it up!

Today I just want to share a quick tip with you.
I like to add a little bit of interest to my page by using different fonts and colors in my title if it's more than 2 or 3 words.
This is such a simple thing, but gives your page a little something extra.

Using the August kit, and some white alpha's from my stash:

I know we all have partial packs of alphas, so I challenge you to mix it up. AND if you're getting the September kit with the Add On, you will have THREE sets of alpha's to work with.
So mix it up in September!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Scrapping OFF the page....(and a Sept. layout)

After being a teacher for 12 years, I am starting a new adventure this year...KINDERGARTEN! For the first time I will be a full-time kindergarten classroom teacher. This comes after 7 years of being a math teacher, 1 year of teaching 3rd grade, 4 years of being a Math Teacher Leader (and teaching pre-algebra to 8th graders). Needless to say, this is a HUGE change for me! I'm excited, nervous, scared, stressed, ... and a million other emotions I can't even describe.

With all of that being said, I've been spending the whole summer getting ready. One of my projects was to create "bins" for each day of the school week. When I'm gathering materials for my lessons, I can place them in the daily bin and be ready to just grab them for the day. I ordered a set of 10 Flat-rate shipping boxes to be delivered to my home (for FREE from UPS). I cut them to open up one side, mod-podged them, and decorated them with some pretty paper (Green at Heart by Basic Grey). Here's the finished product....

I think they turned out pretty good and now I'm all ready to be ORGANIZED!

Here's a layout I created with the AMAZING September Sussies kit...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Banner Challenge!

Here's a layout I did using the August Sussies Kit to complete a challenge in which we needed a banner. I added the fringe from my stash but incorporated other parts of the kit into this layout. My photos are kinda hanging too like a banner.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vacation Mini Album

Lots of pictures, I know:) I have been on a mini making kick this past summer. It has really helped to scrap little weekend trips that we took. This mini album was created by cutting August's Scrapbook Sussies Kit paper into 6x6 squares (the two sided paper is awesome for a mini!) The binding is a ring in the corner. I think the most time consuming part of pulling a mini together is figuring out what embellishments to use. That is where having a kit that is already coordinated for you comes in handy! You are free to mix and match worry free.

Friday, August 19, 2011

First Week of School Blues

Hey all! I hope you are having a pleasant August. We are struggling here in our house over the first week of school - early mornings, long days, and lots of back-to-school meetings. Here's hoping for a restful weekend so we can start it all again next week!

Just a quick layout to show today, I have another one that I've been working on which is sitting on my desk and has been for over a week now! How bad is that? I worked on it, have it all laid out and just have not had the time or energy to get back to it! Maybe this weekend :)

This is my layout that I based on the sketch this month! I had lots of fun with all the stitching and pinwheels! Do you remember how to make them? I had forgotten and had to be reminded - just take a square and cut in each corner about half way, then bend those corners in and attach!

I loved the fun and bright colors of the kit this month, hope you are enjoying yours as well! Happy Scrapping!

Monday, August 15, 2011

September Full Reveal

Hey all,

The September Full Reveal is up and ready for drooling over! This kit is once again PACKED with OVER $40.00 in retail product for you...

Also, we've got some left over add-ons waiting for you. If you subscribe to the add-on, you're in luck. This one is actually worth nearly $20.00 and you get it for just $14.95!! Not a bad 25% off!

Hurry and sign up today!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Let's See Those Layouts!

How much fun is everyone having with the August Sussies Kit? I LOVE IT! (So perfect for bright, happy summer layouts) Leave a comment and link up your layouts....I'd love to check them out. Here are some of mine....(the first one I created using the Sketch)...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More August Kit Layouts

Here are two of the layouts that I did using the August Sussies Kit.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August Sketch Inspiration

Hello there! Here is the August sketch that was included with the kit. I really enjoyed creating layouts with all the summer elements. This was one big water-slide, I couldn't believe that both of my kids were up for the challenge!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ahh-mazing August !

Have you received your August kit yet? Oh my goodness, how much fun! I LOVED working with this kit! The LYB side of the kit was so fun and colorful and the Pink Paislee with the letters and numbers... I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for them! The only thing that bummed me out a bit was the letter paper only had 1 U! I'm waiting on a second one so I had to photoshop the first one in on my layout :D

Stay tuned for more fun layouts!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Can you remember?

As much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting new Sussie kits each month, there are a lot of times I have pictures I want to scrap that just don't "fit" with the new kit. This is when I rely on my HUGE stash of older kits. I have been a Sussie for at least five years now and my stash of kits is pretty large. I love using the kits as soon as I get them, but it's almost impossible to use them all up. After I've made several layouts with them, I put all of the pieces back into the bag and save them for later. 

Here are some layouts I've made in the past few weeks with some older kits. See if you recognize them. Some are from just a few months ago, and some are from a few years ago!

Friday, July 29, 2011

More Things to do with Paper

So I've become a little bit addicted to Pinterest lately! I've been finding so many cool things on there that I want to remember to do at some point (like when I find the time??). A lot of the things I've seen involves more ways to use scrapbook paper, other than scrapbooking. Here are a few examples.

Frame it and use it as wall decor:

Make it a background for a new way to hang your jewelry:
Make a bow from one 12x12 sheet
Tutorial for bow found here: Bow Tutorial

Cover some letters to make a holiday themed decoration
So if you want to find more ways in which you can use some of your pretty patterned papers and you aren't afraid of becoming obsessed with "pinning," then maybe you'd like to give Pinterest a try as a way for some great inspiration!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

LOVING the July kit!!!

Here are two of my favorite new pages!!!

I am just lovin' all of those banners!!! I guess I might be the only one to NEVER get banner~ed out :) heehee :)
Have a creatively wonderful day!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cards With the July Kit

I like to make up a set of cards after I have done my layouts for the month. I used patterned paper and some fun embellishments from the July kit. You can never have enough cards ready to be mailed!

Friday, July 22, 2011

One More Month until School Starts!

I can't believe it. Time has flown this summer and I feel like we were gone so much we didn't get to just sit back and relax. The good news I guess is I have over 1600 pictures from our 2 vacations to scrap!

Are you looking forward to the new papers from CHA? I've seen so many I really like - can't wait to see what Lara has picked out and ordered.

Just one more layout I created with the Crate paper side of the July kit:

I thought the flowers went really well with Alexa's trip to the Botanic Gardens this spring!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Crate Paper and Basic Grey!

Two of my favorite paper companies all in one kit! Here's some of the layouts 
I created with this month's kit...