Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Comments

I recently received some helpful feedback about how difficult it is for some of you to leave comments on my blog. First off, I apologize to everyone who has had this issue. In trouble shooting this, I found that if you click on the title of the posting that you would like to comment on, the system will bring you to a screen that just displays that particular post and a comment field which will allow annonoyous comments. Remember to sign your name after your comment if you choose!

On a personal note, I found it easiest to leave commments on blogs when signed into blogger. Also, as many of you are probably more experienced with blogs and have a suggestion for how I should have my blog settings as far as comments are concerned...please let me know. I welcome any assistance on this subject.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Scrap Sistaz Class 2009

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A have a few class kits left...

...that I will be putting in the on-line store this afternoon! This kit is a "Sistaz" theme that contains the following words: Sistaz are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisterz, sisterz-in-law, Mothers,Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins and extended family, all bless our life!

This kit is packed with product! Comes with step-by-step directions and color photos. An amazing value at just $29. Click here to see the complete project: Sistaz. Order on-line in the Master Scrapbook Designs Estore.

Local customers can avoid shipping cost and pick-up their "Sistaz" Kits at Scrapbooks, Etc. Just select that option when checking out!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I iz havin'

Croppin' WIFDRAWLS! So looking forward to the Scrap Sistaz Retreat this weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Do you have...

Add Video...feelings of inadequacy?
Do you suffer from shyness?
Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas.
Just call Scrapbook, Etc. (480-854-2303) to sign up for my Master Mini Books "Margaritaville" class on Thursday, July 16 [6 to 8:30 PM] or Friday, July 17 [10:30 to 1 PM].

Monday, June 22, 2009

Heads UP!

Just wanted to let you know that I will be closing both the On-line store at http://www.masterscrapbookdesigns.com/shop/catalog/ and the blog store front on Thursday because I will be taking my entire kit inventory to the Scrap Sistaz retreat this weekend. If you have had your eye on any kits, you may want to order them this week.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Cute student Cindy gave me this after my Master Mini Books class this month. This is so funny (and so true). Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Attention Scrap Sistaz!!!

If you are still debating taking this fun class - only 10 spots are left!!! You will leave the Scrap Sistaz Event and only need to add your photos to this special keepsake! All papers have been precut for easy assembly! This mini book is overflowing with fun embellishments including but not limited to: rhinestones, die cuts, tons of flowers and ribbons, buttons! Click here to see the complete project: Scrap Sistaz

Email me at info@masterscrapbookdesigns.com to register for this class and receive a PayPal invoice.

See you girls next week! We are going to have a blast!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I did this page for the Scrapbooks, Etc. on-line store. You can order it at: http://www.scrapbooks-etc.com/shop/
This page features PRETTY model Hailey! Enjoy!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Gale's Website!

My friend Gale has started a new custom scrapbook business. It's called "Custom Scrapbooks Just for you!" Translation: She will create "CUSTOM SCRAPBOOKS JUST FOR YOU!" Visit her website at http://www.customscrapbooksjustforyou.com/ to see the lovely books she has created and to check out her fair pricing!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Coming soon!

Margaritaville!!! ( I know...that's a martini glass, but how cute are these little dogs???). Mark your schedules Margarita Lovers!!! Class dates are 7/16 and 7/18. Call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 to sign-up! I will post a sneak peak this week!
Also, special thanks to all you cute "Scrap-a-Latte" girls who joined me for the spoolie class yesterday. You girls were awesome and finished up class ahead of schedule. Bring your books by the store to show me once you add your photos! I love to see your completed projects!!!
I have a few "Purse of Quirks" kits left and will add them to my on-line stores.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Join me on Saturday...

June, 13th 10:30 AM to 1 PM for my Scrap-a-Latte class... I'm calling this project Purse of Quirks (as someone dared me to write down my quirks), but you can utilize this project for any theme or subject you choose!
This class is just $24 + you may be eligible for a 15% discount. Call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 to sign up!
Please bring the following for this class:
Basic tools and adhesives, foam paint brush, brown ink,
crop-a-dile, sandpaper and stapler.
Dress Accordingly -- you may get a little messy!
If you have: please bring 1 3/4" circle punch!
Bring one 4 x6 photo and several wallet sized photos.
Convert these photos to sepia if you like!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A glimpse into Nancy's Day

My devoted die cutter, Nancy, came over yesterday and assisted in packing kits for my Scrap-a-Latte class yesterday. Here is a glimpse of what she walked into! You know how I go "nuts with the little pieces!" -- I did the KNK cutting for this class and Nancy had 30 kits packed up with-in two hours. Once she finished that...I she worked on kits for Scrap Sistaz. Thanks Nancy!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


My layout is featured in this ad! That's my pretty little niece, Jazmyn and this photo was taken at the Chandler mall. My cute friend Stacey spotted this and sent me a text message to ask if this was my work. Wow!
P.S. It's on page 28 of the July issue of Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooks, Etc.

Chihuahua + X = Maggie May

Allow me to introduce the newest member of our household...a new baby girl that we have named Maggie Mae. She weighs in at 8.8lbs and is a rescue dog. So if: Chihuahua + Mystery Breed = Maggie Mae. What is the Mystery Breed??? Notice the square jaw with and extreme underbite! Please help me by posting your best guess!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Purse of Quirks!

Join me at Scrapbooks, Etc. next Saturday (6/13) 10:30 to 1PM for my Scrap-a-Latte Class. I'm calling our project "Purse of Quirks." We will create a mini book from a ribbon spool! This purse opens up and six double sided circle pages spill out. Although I utilized this project to list my "quirks" you can use it for any theme!

After completing this class - you will be able to re-create this project in different themes and color schemes. Plus, I am bringing extra ribbon spools to GIVE you - just in case you would like to make more!!!!

This class is $24 and don't forget you can take 15% off one class at Scrapbooks, Etc. each month. Call the store at 480-497-3868 to sign up! Don't forget to ask for you monthly class discount.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Don't mess with the FRO!

A little infomation about me...

My cousin Doris sent me this via email and I decided to share my responses on my blog. I would love to hear your answers to these questions. Post them as a comment or send me an email: info@masterscrapbookdesigns.com

1. What is your occupation right now? Small Business Owner, Designer, Instructor, Sales Associate... did I miss anything?
2. What color are your socks right now? naked feet!
3. What are you listening to right now? the TV
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Toast
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Chad
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes, very much so!
8. How old are you today? NOYB!
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on T.V.? Does QVC count?
10. What is your favorite drink? Hazelnut Lattes
12. Favorite food? Taco Salad
13. What is the last movie you watched? Big Mama's House
14. Favorite day of the year? Christmas
15. How do you vent anger? Hold it in!!!
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbie
17. What is your favorite season? Fall
18. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? Sure
20. Who is the most likely to respond? Not sure
21. Who is least likely to respond? Not Sure
22. Living arrangements? Married
23. When was the last time you cried? Wednesday
24. What is on the floor of your closet? New pillows I'm hiding from Chad
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? Not sure as this is a blog post!
26. What did you do last night? Sat in my chair! I was tired!!!
27. What are you most afraid of? Losing someone I love
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Plain with Cheese!
29. Favorite dog breed? Chihuahua (sorry Latte)
30. Favorite day of the week? Thursday
31. How many states have you lived in? 2
32. Diamonds or pearl? Both
33. What is your favorite flower? Lilly

Doggie Treats for everyone!?

The Bread Basket Bakery made up some yummy sugar cookie "doggie biscuits" for Master Mini Book Students and I brought some "take home" treats for our "fur babies." Class was so much fun on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who attended!!! I appreciate and enjoy each and everyone of you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

But wait, there is more....

Aye Chihuahua! Here is the second project I have been busy working on for you! I have created packages of these custom die cut shapes so you can re-create this adorable page! The Bazzill Cardstock die cut package includes: Chihuahua (eyes, ears, paws), heart, and words (aye' chihuahua)'. The cost of this die cut package is just $3.99. All additional page components will be available for a seperate purchase.

Intern Lia to the rescue!

With the President of Master Scrapbook Designs on vacation in MN (Crop) and the Head of MSD Assembly (Pat) getting ready to travel across the country this summer, I have been extremely short handed! Thank goodness for Super Cute Intern Lia (she works for free)!
Lia spent her day on Sunday packing mini butterfly kits and assembling Margaritaville teasers.
Someday I may hand over the reins of Master Scrapbook Designs to this young lady! Thanks Lia!!!