Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day and a Sneak Peek!!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful day to celebrate with your family and took time to say thanks to our Military personnel and their families for the great sacrifice they have made/make on a daily basis to keep us protected!

I wanted to show you a sneak peek of what I have been doing with the June Sussies kit! I decided to do something a little different this month. I created a mini album for a friend of mine who will be moving to Germany later this week. I used the kit to create several of the pages to go in this album. It was an 8x8, so that was a little different for me to "shrink down" everything from the normal 12x12 layouts I do. But it was a lot of fun and it really helps make the kit go a long, long way. I still have enough to get several more 8x8 or 12x12 pages done. Here is a peek at one of them I did:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sketchy Friday

Today I just thought I would quickly share a sketch and a page using the May kit. I'm fairly certain that I've said before how much I love sketches. Here lately, I have to sneak in some scrappy time after the kids are in bed. And let's face it, after a day of taking care of a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a 9 month old, by the time they go to bed, I'm pretty tired myself. There are times when my brain just has a hard time being creative. So what do I do?
I grab a sketch and easy peasy a layout it born.
This sketch is by Liz Chidester who runs a sketch blog called The Scrappiest.

And here is what I did with it using the May kit!(alphas are from previous kits)

I love how using a sketch eliminates a lot of the time spent putting together a design, but still allows you tons of creative freedom!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What's the best thing about May 25th???

Only a month left of school! And to a teacher...that means COUNTDOWN time! The kids are getting restless, the teachers are restless, and the weather is hot. Thankfully, I can use scrapbooking to relax when I get home from work or on the weekends.

About a week ago, I felt like it was Christmas when I got a very HEAVY package from Lara with June AND July's kits in them! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper lines that are in those kits! I haven't been able to tear myself away from them...can't wait until you all get to check them out and get crafty with them.

Until then, I want to share some of the layouts I created with the May kit:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Color Inspiration

It has been quite the week for me! We got back from vacation to a broken refrigerator...It was quite a mess! Fortunately everything has been fixed and I have been sneaking in some scrapping time.
This layout was made from the May kit. My fallback for deciding what colors to use for a layout is to pull colors from the photos. The yellow in Audrey's skirt really popped out for me. Not only is there yellow in the patterned paper, but I also added a yellow flower to the corner.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Busy Time of Year!

I cannot believe how busy this time of year is! Last Monday was the only day I have home until this next Monday! Most of it is fun-filled end-of-the-year activities at school but I'm beat! Trying to finish those last minute teacher's gifts and still go to bed at a reasonable time! I imagine you are all quite busy as well!

Thought I'd post a layout that went together super quickly for me and I hope you can adapt one (or both of the pages) to make a super quick layout too!

I did realize, much to my chagrin, that there is a noticeable mistake on my layout - do you see it? I noticed as soon as I looked at it after I scanned it in and just had to say oh well!

Be sure and check out the gallery for more inspiring work from the Design Team!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


YAY! We made it to a 15th of a month without having to post the 'Almost Full Reveal'.

Here is the June Full Reveal featuring Bo Bunny Ad Lib and Bella Blvd Family Dynamix.

June Add-Ons are also available for purchase now!

And while you're over at the website purchasing your June Add-Ons, make sure to check out the 2010 Past Kits page where you will find ALL 2010 past kits and add-ons marked down to great prices!!! (It's set up to charge you $10.50 in shipping (the flat rate box), but, if it is less than that, I will refund the difference! I'm just assuming that, since the prices are so great, you'll want to buy more than one kit!!!)

Monday, May 9, 2011

JUNE SNEAK PEEK (And big sale!!!)

The June Sneak Peek is officially up! And GOOD NEWS! This June Reveal on the 15th will not be an 'almost full' reveal! All of the product is actually here! YAY!

Now, while you think about the June kit, hurry over to the website.
All 2010 past kits and Add-Ons are on sale!! Get them at the lowest prices!!!

June will feature Bella Blvd's Family Dynamix and Bo Bunny's Ad Lib lines. Lots of good stuff happening over at Scrapbook Sussies! Sign up for your subscription today!!