Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Reporting from Creative Escape

Today I'm scheduled to be in the Provo Craft Swap Room from 6AM to 1PM. We have just 6 swaps left to hand out! I've had a blast meeting fun ladies at Creative Escape and am looking forward to all the closing festivities this evening. Here are a few photos of the Halloween Decor in the Provo Craft Swap Room. These shapes are actually the same shapes that are available on the new Cricut Halloween Cartridges.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Having a great time...

at Creative Escape! Making lots of new friends and rubbing elbows with some Scrapbooking celebs! Life is good!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Swap Room

I will be at Creative Escape at the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, AZ for the next few days! So excited to meet all the girls that I have been communicating with and coordinating swaps for. This huge task has put me a little behind on everything else...but life will be back to "semi-normal" again for me soon!

If you are here in sunny Arizona, you are welcome to visit the Scrapbooks, Etc. on-site store at Creative Escape. Visit the store's website for more info: Scrapbooks, Etc. If you do come down, visit me in the Provo Craft Swap Room to say "Hello"...you will want to check out our creepy, spooky and cooky lounge! Hope to see you!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Why don't I....Take on what may possibly be the largest swap ever (perhaps I will be in the Genus Book of World Records), design my first ever "POP-UP" card class, VOLUNTEER to teach at the store sampler next month, be invited to UPDATE my class teacher board, host the "Par-Tee of the Summer," AND decide it is time for me to make Christmas quilt during the month of August????

Something must not be "quite right" with me! HA! (anyone else sense a MELTDOWN approaching?) J/K...I am loving every moment of this super busy time!

BTW: Next month I will have both an evening and a day POP-A-LATTE card class! Class dates are Thursday, September 16th 6 to 8:30 PM and Friday, September 17th, 10:30 to 1. We will do 4 Fall and 4 Halloween POP-UP cards! Call the Scrapbooks, Etc to sign-up at 480-854-2303.

Here is my quilt that I have worked so hard on...cutting, pressing, sewing, pressing, sewing, pressing, sewing (you get the gist). All that is left is the batting, quilting (I'll leave this task to the class instructor) and to complete the binding. ***Cute little chihuahua reindeer not included!

Friday, August 20, 2010

What a great gift!

For a "Coffee Lover" like me. My sweet co-worker, Jenny-Pie, made me these AWESOME coffee cozies! You slip them over your Starbucks Latte in place of that plain brown sleeve. Love them so much -- use them frequently! They go very well with the Starbucks Gift card I received. What a great birthday I had!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Birthday Wishes...

I recently celebrated a Birthday. I was so flattered to receive many wonderful gifts and cards. Two of my favorites (yes two) were sent to me by my BFF Cindy. The inside of the card on the left reads... "hope your birthday is as AWESOME as a Chihuahua riding a chicken!" Thanks BFF...it was! xoxo

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BBQ Kits

Last Call for BBQ Kits! I am taking my last 10 BBQ to a HUGE Scrapbooking Event next week. I have 10 left and once they are gone, they are G-O-N-E!!! Email me (Susan) at info@masterscrapbookdesigns.com if you would like one.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Christmas Card Kits...

First and Last Call. Fa La La La Latte Card Kits using the RED patterned paper. 12 cards for $36. To complete this kit you will need: Platinum Stickles and Tea Dye Distress Ink. Please email me (Susan) if you would like a kit at info@masterscrapbookdesigns.com. I am taking the last dozen I have of these kits to a HUGE SCRAPPING EVENT being held next week and will not be making any more card kits in this design. Thanks!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pop-A-Latte Cards

Hope you will join me for my first ever POP-UP card class on Thursday, September 16th (6 to 8:30PM) or Friday, September 17th (10:30 to 1PM). For all you girls who asked me to do an evening class....this one is for you! Students for Friday morning classes...I'm always happy to see you too! In "Pop-A-Latte Cards" we will make fall themed (including some Halloween) cards all with a pop-up attribute! Here is a little teaser that I put together to advertise this class. Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 to sign-up.
Out of state or can't make the class... email me (Susan) to reserve a kit: info@masterscrapbookdesigns.com

Thursday, August 12, 2010

$125.75 Raised!

Dear AZ Humane Society,

We hold an annual event for a group of women who scrapbook. Typically at this event, we run games and give away prizes. This year, we struggled to decide what to do for game. We considered having an animal theme because we are known for our love for our dogs. Suddenly, we had a great idea to do something different this year. We asked each event participant to purchase the prize tickets with 100% of the proceeds going to the Humane Society.

We were very pleased at the generosity of these wonderful ladies. The jar we brought was filled to the top. It added to the happiness of the day knowing that a lot of good can come from a small contribution by each individual.

We could not have pulled it all together without the help from our dear friend (and animal lover) Barbara “Crop” Aras. She made the entry tickets with stamped paw prints, decorated all the gift bags and contributed to the prizes given away.

Please find the enclosed check for the money we collected and a portion of the profits from sales made that day. Thank you for all you do for the well-being of our furry friends!

Thank you, Georgia Hauglid and Susan Mast

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bling + Sodered Charms

That is what my sweet and talented friend Theresa has been up to! She has been very, very busy putting together lots of beautiful jewelry and she took some time to create this special charm just for me. I LOVE IT SO MUCH and will treasure it ALWAYS. Thank you dear friend. Now for the rest of you...don't be jealous! Lucky for you Theresa is selling her amazing creations. Head on over to Scrapbooks, Etc. and select your special charms!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More Shark Week

Shared these on my blog in January 2009, but in honor of SHARK WEEK - thought I'd bring them back. I did these for an inchie swap! Click here for a slideshow: Slideshow

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

More from my Archives

I did this Tag Flag Mini Book years ago. As a matter of fact, I did MANY Tag Flag books early in my career. This is my personal favorite because it features my dear friend, and right hand, Barbara! She's so special and I love her dearly! Thanks for visiting my blog and viewing this project!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Creative Escape 2010

Don't miss the ultimate scrapbook indulgence hosted by Bazzill Basics Paper and Heidi Swapp, in Arizona, Aug. 26 -28, 2010.

Bring a friend and enjoy:

*Ten classes taught by some of the industry's greatest teachers.

*Products from fabulous scrapbooking sponsors who love the legacy of scrapbooking.

*A chance to trade projects and goodies with CE friends in the beautifully decorated Provo Craft Swap Room.

*Delicious gourmet meals and decadent surprises.

*A chance to participate in fundraising-fun with teachers past and present and the ScrapMap Cruise team...all supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

For more information, visit www.creativeescapeaz.com.
Register now!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bazzill Blog!

Woo Hoo! Bazzill is posting some of my Christmas Cards on their blog...they will post more tomorrow and Friday! Here is a peak at the Red Card Kits that I'm working on: Bazzill Blog Once they are done and ready for purchase/shipping I will let you know. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 26, 2010

From my Archives...

I have been so busy on my "STAYcation" that I haven't created a thing! Instead, I've just been trying to catch up on everything else. For the record, I'm loosing that battle! Anyway, here is a little project from WAY BACK, when I first started teaching mini books. Hope you enjoy this little glimpse into my past!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Group Photo

Here is our group photo from the wonderful Scrap Sistaz Retreat that I attended last weekend at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ. I had a great time with all these ladies.
Karen and Jolie, you girls know how to throw a Retreat! xoxo

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Green Fa La La La Latte Kits

Sold Out! Sorry! Don't say I didn't warn you to contact me to set one aside for you! I am in the process of putting together some red kits. I'll post here on my blog when they are ready! The red kits will be very similar to the cards in the green kits, with just a few minor changes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thank you class!

Thanks to all who attended my Fa La La La Latte class on Friday 7/16! You girls were great and so many of you completed all 12 cards in the alloted time! You Rock! See... I knew it could be done! I also want to thank you for letting me take your cute photos to share here on my blog, the Scrapbooks, Etc Blog and the Scrapbooks-Etc Face Book Page! I really appreciate that and I'm sure that everyone is enjoying watching the slide show starring you!

I loved having each and everyone of you in class and if you need more Christmas Cards...come see me for my next Fa La La La Latte class in November. I will have something completely different for you!

I'm having a nice vacation this week. Had a wonderful weekend getaway at the Scrap Sista's retreat at the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler. I headed there shortly after class for some girl time! I am spending this week at home...catching up on things around the house and enjoying some family time.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

With a little help...

...from my family! I had to put together an assembly line to pack up all these die cuts! I have never been so busy putting kits together as I have with this class and had to call in reserves! Unexpected (but always welcomed) Bazzill design team assignments and the task of coordinating 23 Creative Escape swaps consisting of 326 items threw me off schedule. Just a few hours until class time and I'm up bright and early to print the directions!

I just need to make it through class and then I am officially on vacation! A much needed vacation I may add. Tonight I will be at the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler attending the Scrap Sistaz Retreat with my girlfriends. Okay, maybe it's a STAYcation - but I'm good with that!

Meanwhile, here is another one of the cards we will be making!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Supply List

Over the next few days sudents for Fa La La La Latte will be recieving a supply list. Just in case you can't wait to pack your bag, here is what you will need:

Supply List:

Basic Tools (don't forget your paper trimmer)

Various adhesives (tape runner, glue dots, pop dots, liquid adhesive)

Foam Applicator with extra foam

Splat Mat

*Baby Wipes

Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Pine Needles

Platinum Stickles

All items will be available for purchase on Class Day (7/16) - Except baby wipes.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sold Out

Fa La La La Latte is now sold out! Thanks to all who signed up! We are going to have a fabulous time! We will have cookies, we will have Christmas Music (you can dance for inspiration), and we will make Christmas cards!
The number of extra kits I'm making is dwindling. If you want one, please contact me at info@masterscrapbookdesigns.com.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Only 6 spots left...

...the last time I checked on Fa La La La Latte. We will create 12 cards from ONE sheet of patterned paper. Here is another sneak peak for you!
Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up at 480-854-2303. Extra kits will be placed in my PayPal Store front on Monday 7-19. Thanks!
Update...now only 3 spots left!