Wednesday, December 30, 2009

First Class of the New Year

Join my on Friday, January 22 at 10:30 for Master Mini Books --"Good to the Last Drop." The project will be on display at Scrapbooks, Etc and posted on my blog and website next week. Please call the store at 480-854-2303 to sign up. Don't forget to ask for your monthly 15% class discount.

Monday, December 28, 2009

You are everything to Someone

Right this very moment. Document this in an adorable Board Book Kit. Papers are by Kaiser Craft. Cardstock and embellishments by Bazzill Basics Paper. Color photos and step-by-step directions included. Order this kit in our on-line store. View this kit in its entirety at: Someone

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Favorite Christmas Card

I have received so many beautiful handmade Christmas cards this year...but I must say this card my BFF Cindy sent to me is my all time favorite. The inside sentiment reads, "To get my dignity back." LOVE IT!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Somebody Stop Me!"

What is it with me and Jim Carey movie quotes! But I are some 6 piece nugget boxes I made for our Thursday Therapy Scrap Group. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nugget Box Frenzy

I have been busy working on Nugget Boxes for students in my Scrap-a-Latte 2010 Calendar Class today. Each box has been hand cut, hand scored and hand assembled. Just for the hand hurts! I want to give each student a little gift as 2009 comes to a close and let them know how very much I appreciate each and every one of them. Paper is by My Mind's Eye and Tulle is from Bazzill.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Star Book

Here is a project I did for Heidi's Group for Christmas last year! Enjoy!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Official!

Next Saturday's Scrap-a-Latte 2010 Calendar Class is SOLD OUT! Thanks to all who signed up. I will be busy packing the kits tomorrow! Please contact me directly at if you would like to purchase a kit!

Thanks! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Guess who Santa!

On Thanksgiving we took Biscotti to see Santa at Scrapbooks, Etc. Do you think that Santa was uncomfortable that they both wore the same thing?!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grinch Kits are still available...

and they make a super cute homemade gift. You will be pleased at the ease of assembling this project. Where else will you put "your cranky people Christmas photos?" This kit is a must for any Grinch fan. View the project at: The Grinch's Christmas Schedule. Nationwide customers, order your kit in the Master Scrapbook Designs Store on this blog front. Local customers, order your kit in the main Master Scrapbook Designs Store at Just select store pick-up to avoid shipping charges and I will have your kit ready for you at Scrapbooks, Etc.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Volume 2: Issue 3

Here is the final layout for Heidi's group this Sunday. This page features my beautiful BFF Sindee! You'd never know it by looking at this photo...but she's very shy! NOT!!! Caption reads "my Best Friend is the one who brings out the best in me."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Volume 2: Issue 2

Here are the next two layout for "Heidi's Group" on Sunday! Thanks Tammy and Leone for letting me use your cute photos! Tune in tomorrow to see a friendship layout featuring my BFF Cindy (and some serious puppies).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friendship Layouts: Volume 2 Issue 1

Hey! Here come the second wave of simple friendship layouts for Heidi's Group coming up this Sunday. Nothing like a deadline to kick me into "CREATE" mode! Special thanks to my friends, Debby and Marla for letting me use their photos! I'll have 3 more layouts to post this week - thanks for looking!!!


Only 6 slots left in my December 12th Scrap-a-Latte 2010 Zebra Calendar class. Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. today to sign-up at 480-854-2303!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2010 Classes...

Here is some information on my 2010 classes! Scrapbooks Etc. is working on finalizing the schedule and will add this information in their computer system soon. Currently only my 2/19/2010 Thanks-a-Latte Card class is in the system and currently taking sign-up requests!

Master Mini Books - Good to the last drop! (a humorous mini book for the love of coffee) $29
Class Date: Friday, January 22 10:30 AM to 1 PM.

Thanks-a-Latte Cards - Create 12 cards (yes twelve) from one sheet of patterned paper (new designs) $36
Class Date: Friday, February 19 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Master Mini Books - "All I need to know, I learned from the Easter Bunny" A sweet and funny spring project. $29
Class Date: Friday, March 19 10:30 AM to 1 PM

For April, I'm teaming up with Jenny Packard (the shabby scrapper) to bring you a very special Mother's Day Project from the "Shabby Masters." More details about this amazing technique class once the date (April 24th) approaches!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yesterday I was scrambling to get some unique products for upcoming classes that are not generally available in quantities I need at scrapbooking stores. So, I called upon Jenn over at Just4FunCrafts for yet another order! I just can't say enough wonderful things about Jenn and the amazing customer service I have received from her over the past few years. Sometimes when I'm in a "creating frenzy," I just don't think about the big picture (like where am I going to get 50 red safety pens, 25 purple spiral fasteners and 8 yards of Robin Egg Blue Waxed Linen).

Jenn, the owner and operator of Just4FunCrafts has gone above and beyond to serve and accommodate me time and time again. I just wanted to take a few moments to share a great on-line store with you and Thank Jenn for taking such good care of me over the past few years. Please visit her blog (she is a true artist): and her on-line store: Just4FunCrafts. While you are there - place an order and tell her Susan from MSD (Master Scrapbook Designs) sent you! You'll be happy that you did!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Page of the Week

I almost forgot...this week is my layout "Best of Friends" at Scrapbooks, Etc. Visit the store if you'd like to purchase this page kit ($4.25).

Back by popular demand... my December Scrap-a-Latte Purse Calendar Class! The sample will go on display this Friday but I am posting a sneak peak for you today! This class is a month away and is already two thirds full. guys are amazing. I appreciate each and everyone of you and am so flattered - thank you! Let this post serve as your official warning - call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 to sign-up ASAP! This class is on Saturday, 12/12 from 1 to 3:30 PM.

If you can't make the class please contact me for a kit at If and only if you take the 2010 calendar class or purchase a 2010 calendar kit, I will be happy to share (via email) my custom created calendar pages (excel spreadsheet). Kits can be shipped or picked up at Scrapbooks, Etc. The first wave of kits will be available next week.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mini me...

This is what I need: a mini me to take some of the work load! Hee hee...
Seriously, my BFF Sindee sent this to me (she knows me so well). I love this little Chihuahua and hope you will too.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

How'd I lose a week?

I can't believe it's been a week since I've had a blog entry! Where did last week go? I worked at Scrapbooks, Etc. for a few days, had a amazing and wonderful class on Friday (thanks ladies), and then attended Scrapfest on Saturday. The first 7 days of November have flown by!

Meanwhile, I have scheduled my classes for the first four months of 2010 - started working on some Bazzill design team assignments for CHA, and created 5 new layouts for Heidi's group. Guess I just answered my own question. Have a great week and I will get back on the "blog ball."

Saturday, October 31, 2009

My very first Halloween Class Project

I think it was apparent early in my designing/teaching career that I was "insane with the little pieces." Book was created from a die cut file folder...lots of Quickutz, Sizzix and a few punch outs. Lots of paint too! Project title..."My Spooky Little BOOk" created in 2003?

Happy Halloween!

From the whole bunch! Enjoy your day!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009