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!!