Friday, July 31, 2009

KNK Sold!

Congrats Christy of Mesa, Arizona! You won't regret this decision. This machine is awesome!!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Attention AZ Readers!!!

For Sale: 13" Klic-N-Kut Digital Die Cutter for Vinyl and Cardstock
Price: $300.00

Design ANYTHING and cut it out! The Klic-N-Kut die cutting machine, with 500g of downward force, is the top-of-the-line for cutting vinyl and cardstock, as well as paper, thin chipboard, fabric, felt, and more. It will cut up to 13" in width with unlimited cutting length… perfect for cutting both outdoor and wall vinyl, as well as materials for paper crafting hobbies, such as scrapbooking and card making. The software is loaded with design functionality with the ability to auto-trace your favorite clipart, use TTF and Open Type fonts for lettering, and loads of menu functions for customizing images to be unique. Also receive over 4000 ready-to-cut files on CD. The package includes:
13" Klic-N-Kut
Attachable flat bed tables
Klic-N-Kut Studio software with security key
Brand New Sticky Mats
Bladeholder with 1 standard blade and 1 thick materials blade
CD with 1100 fonts and 3900 cutting files
CD with 174 designers cutting files
Cables and cords
User Manual

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

August Master Mini Books Class

Next week is my Master Mini Books Class, "Someone." Someone, as in "You are everything to SOMEONE, right now at this very minute." This sweet and charming class is scheduled on Wednesday, August 5th for 10:30 to 1 PM or 6 to 8:30 PM. Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 to sign-up. Don't forget to use your monthly 15% class discount!
You will need to bring a UHU glue stick, brayer, crop-a-dile and foam pop dots in addition to your basic tools and supplies!
Hope you can join us!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I dream big...

I dream big.... I think I can get it all done. Over and over again I forget that life happens. I forget that unexpected Family Emergencies happen. I forget that husbands and little dogs need attention. I forget that there are chores to do and matters to attend to. I forget that sometimes I just need to stop and rest. I forget that I am only human.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bread Basket Bakery

Thanks to the Bread Basket Bakery, we enjoyed these yummy Margarita cookies in my Master Mini Books Class. They were as tasty as they were pretty! Thanks guys!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Hair Bows!

My sweet friend, Janaye from Scrapbooks, Etc. has started a new bow making business. I asked Janaye to make me a cute hair bow to wear when I am working at the store and to also make a matching bow for my girl, Maggie Mae! Janyae delivered our order yesterday and as you can see we were very pleased!

I will be modeling my bow today during my Master Mini Books Class. Hope to see you there! Space is available - feel free to join us!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Hey Master Mini Book Students... just in case you don't get your "Margarita" fix in our Margaritaville class this week, I have created this 12 x 12 layout for you! I have designed this banner, Margaritaville title, and parrot for you to recreate this page should you choose. Supplies will be laid out at class for those who would like to purchase them.

That's my cute friend Sharon modeling in this photo! She is bringing the Margaritaville CD for us to enjoy during class! You ROCK Showtunes!

I will be placing class reminder calls today for tomorrow night's class. Here is the supply list:
Basic tools and a variety of adhesives (including foam pop dots) plus an embroidery needle, coordinating project ink pads, crop-a-dile, and stapler. You will add Stickles in color of your choice for margarita AFTER class due to drying time!

Margarita cookies will be served!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ice Cream sounds....

almost as good as a Margarita (subtle, huh)! Seriously, just wanted to let all you great Master Mini Book Students know that I will not have my past class kits with me this month. If you were planning to pick up an Aye Chihuahua, Life is so Daily, Scrap Sistaz, In the Kitchen, Purse of Quirks, My Scrapbook Space, Fangs or Come on Get Happy Kit - please go to the my main on-line store at Master Scrapbook Designs. When checking out, select the option for having your kit delivered to Scrapbooks, Etc. to avoid shipping costs. If you have any problems with this, just email me directly: Susan at

Monday, July 13, 2009

This Week!

Master Mini Books "Margaritaville" is this Thursday 7/16 (10:30 am to 1PM) and Friday 7/17 (6 to 8:30). Call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up at 480-854-2303! I would love to have you join us. Margaritas will be served!!! Margarita cookies that is!

If you are on the fence about signing up for this fun filled class...just remember that....

Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions.

Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything.

You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tammy's Honeymoon Album

I have been doing Tammy's albums for a few years now -- the one and only client album I do. She gives me complete creative control over this work and has the patience of a saint. Tammy LOVES when I share her I thought I'd post her Honeymoon album for you today. You can view the complete project by clicking here: Tammy's Honeymoon Album. This album was completed about two years ago. I am posting a peak of two layouts... the "Love" layout is Tammy's favorite and the "Chillin" layout is my personal favorite from this particular book. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Project Complete!!!!

I finally completed Tammy's New York Book. Forty three 8x12 pages and 2 Scrapbooks necessary to secure all these fun pages and memorabilia in. Visit my blog posts dated: 5/10 (More NY Layouts) and 3/29 (24 pages for Tammy) to see all the pages for Tammy's NY Scrapbook.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Anybody else feel like a martini?

Knowing how much I love funny little dogs, my BFF Sindee (and the Loo's) couldn't resist picking up this cute greeting card for me. Thanks for always making me smile BFF. xoxo

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's not just beige...

WOW! Check out my "PLAY" layout for the Bazzill advertisement in the August issue of Creating Keepsakes!
All the words were die cut using my Klic N Kut using Bazzill Cardstock. The strips of patterned paper are by Scenic Route.
Photos courtesy of Petrini Photography!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It has arrived....

The amazing Sandy McCauley (www. from Accugraphic tech support came yesterday to set up my new KNK MAXX. I'm already in LOVE with MAXX. It features: a Newly-Designed Body, More Force, Laser Alignment, Smoother, Faster, Quieter Operation, Aggressive Grit Rollers for Reduced Skewing, Ability to Hold Larger Pens and Markers, New Extra-Thick Mats, Repeat Function. I am in digital die-cutting heaven!
On that note...I will be listing my other two KNK cutters on Craigs list in the near future. I have an 8" cutter and a 12" cutter that are wonderful machines and priced to move. If you are interested in purchasing one of these used machines, please contact me at You won't be disappointed. These cutters are the greatest!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More Upcoming Classes...

Next month I have a (non-sarcastic) fun project for us! On Wednesday, August 5th, our Master Mini Books project is "Someone." This Bo Bunny Board Book project features Kaiser Kraft papers, Bazzill flowers, cardstock and brads, ribbons plus heart warming sentiments.

If you visit the Scrapbooks, Etc. tab at Master Scrapbook Designs you will see that I have scheduled my classes through the end of 2009. I have some exciting class ideas, including a Scrapper's Dictionary, Grinch Project, NEW Christmas Card Class and (back by popular demand) 2010 Purse Planner!

The "Someone" class project will be on display at Scrapbooks, Etc. this Friday (7/10). Space is still available for Margaritaville. Call the store to sign-up at 480-854-2303!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The consumption of Margaritas...

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing.

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

Here is your first sneak peak inside "Margaritaville."

Class is scheduled for Thursday, July 16th 6 to 8:30 or Friday, July, 17th 10:30 to 1. Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up at 480-854-2303. Don't forget that once a month you may take 15% off any a class -- just remind the sales associate to apply the discount.
As always... after class, any extra class kits will be up for sale in my on-line stores.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Start up the grill

...and celebrate freedom!!! Happy Independance Day!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009


This "FUN" page I created is for sale in the Scrapbooks, Etc. on line store. You can order it at:
This page features handsome model Tucker. What a cutie!!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's been 3 posts...

Since I have posted a cute doggie photo! Humor me!

{my BFF Sindeeloo sent me this cute pic}