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...

Friday, July 15, 2011

August Full Reveal and Add-Ons!!


You're all going to be itching to get your hands on this one!

And don't forget the Add-Ons. This month, anyone who subscribes to the add-on will be getting $19.00 worth of yummy add-on embellishments for just the subscriber price of $14.95. Everyone should add this to their subscription today! The most bang for your buck here at Scrapbook Sussies!!

Have you all been watching the CHA New Product Sneak Peeks? Email me and let me know which paper lines you are loving!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Making Cards with the Scraps!!

I wish I were more disciplined with the scraps I had left over from every layout that I create! If only I would, I could have so many cute handmade cards stashed for whenever I needed one. Here is a cute card I created for a friend of mine using scraps from the July kit, which was perfect for making birthday cards!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pretty Papers

I am also loving all the patterned papers from the July kit!! Here are a two layouts that I did in the past couple of days..more vacation pictures scrapped. That is always a good thing!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Show Me What You've Done!

Recovering from one vacation and getting ready for the big one! I will finally have beach pictures to scrap! And I can take advantage of all those really fun beach papers that I've always had to figure out something different to scrap :)

Just a quick layout to show to you today from the Basic Grey Life of the Party side of the fabulous July kit!

I had fun using all the different pattern papers - can't wait to see what YOU do with the papers! If you link me up, when I get back from vacation I'll send out a RAK to a random poster!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Let Freedom Ring!

I hope everybody had a great 4th of July! I spent the day with family and then enjoyed some great fireworks with friends. It has been a good day!
But I did want to pop on here really quickly and share my July pages with you.
Wow! We are halfway through 2011!

Here's what I did with the fabulous July kit!

And.. I plan to do another page or even 2 before the week is over. Make sure you check out the gallery to see all of the design teams work.

Happy Independence Day!