Friday, April 30, 2010

Next Week...

Good thing I finished designing all 12 cards! Class is one week from today. Hope to see you there!

Call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up for Celebrate-a-Latte! 480-854-2303.

Have a Scrap Happy Day!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hope you will join me for class next week! Here is a sneak peak at four of the TWELVE Birthday cards we will be making from ONE sheet of Patterned Paper!
Class: Celebrate-a-Latte
Date: Friday, May 7th
Time: 10:30 to 1:30
Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up at 480-854-2303. This class has a Kit Friendly design...please contact me directly for sales. I will be happy to ship your kit on your dime!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cutting Up....

More examples of my "cutting up" the photos phase! :D

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shabby Masters...

Jenny and I would personally THANK all who attended Shabby Masters yesterday. You girls were great! No one finished their album in class...but we didn't expect them too! Hee hee! The feedback we received in class was very cute gals really loved that technique based project! And Earleen, thank you, thank you, thank you for one of the greatest compliments I have ever received. Wow!

The Bread Basket Bakery (BBB) did a great job delivering our yummy lunches in the cutest little lunch boxes ever! Way to go Sunshine (manager of the BBB) - you ROCK!

It was such a great experience designing and working with my dear friend, Jenny-Pie. As always I was inspired by your talent and just happy to be working with you! Love you girl!!!

Class, wish me luck in dragging Jenny out of her "semi-retirement" again someday for another "Shabby Master" adventure!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Shabby Masters Supply List!

Jenny and I are so looking forward to each and everyone of you who will be joining us in class tomorrow. Class will begin at 10:30 sharp...we have lots to do! Since our class lasts untill 3:30, Jenny and I have made arrangements with the Bread Basket Bakery to come into the classroom and take your lunch order. They have prepared a special $5 menu for our Shabby Masters class!
WARNING: This technique based class may get messy, so please dress accordingly!!!
Here is a supply list for our class
Basics: Uhu and brayer, bone forlder, tacky tape, crop-a-dile or big bite, scoring blade/tool, scissors, trimmer, ruler, paper piercer, glue dots (zots), pop dots, mini stapler or tiny attacher.
And these specialty items (available for purchase on class day): frayed burlap ink pad, tattered rose ink pad, edge distresser, rock candy stickles, rock candy crackle paint, foam applicator tool plus 2-3 extra foams, bristle brush (about 1.5" wide), glossy accents or diamond glaze, stitching pad/mat, splat mat, embroidery needle, sewing needle and dark thread.
If you have, please bring: apron, i-top tool, xyron 250 or bigger, glue dots (zots), pop dots, rusty hinge ink pad, heidi swapp flower mask, low temp glue gun and a few glue sticks.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


If you Celebrate-a-Latte, Birthdays that is, then this is the class for you! In my May 7th, Celebrate-a-Latte card class we will create 12 Cards cards from 1-sheet of patterned paper! Really!
The sample cards are not yet completed, but here is a snapshot of some class teasers I made to give you a glimpse of our color scheme.
Half (six) the cards will be masculine! Again, class is Friday, May 7th, 10:30 to 1:30. Please contact me for a kit sale (Susan at or call Scrapbooks, Etc. (480-854-2303) to sign-up for class.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Japan...from a few years back

I have been so busy preparing for Shabby Masters that today I thought I'd go back into my Scrapbooking Archives to see what I could find and share. Funny how when I look back at my work from days gone by, I can see all the PHASES my scrapbooking style has gone through. It's always evolving. A smile came across my face when I saw these pages I did for a dear friend at least 5-years ago. This was definitely my cut the pictures phase... (this is also before I had photo editing and stitching software).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shabby Masters SOLD OUT!

Thanks to all who signed up! Jenny and I appreciate each and every one of you! If you would like to take this class...please call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 and ask to be placed on the waitlist. You never know when someone is going to need to cancel last minute! (wood scrapbook cover designed by the lovely and talented Jenny Packard)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shabby Masters (page 6)

Two people contacted me for kits today for Shabby Masters... that means only 3 spots are left! This class is 13 technique filled pages and even includes a wood album ($16) value. The words of this project speak to the costs verses the values of raising a child. It's sure to bring a tear to every mother's eye. The store will be getting a lot of extra traffic with the CKC convention tomorrow and Saturday. Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. ASAP to secure your space in class: 480-854-2303. Here is page 6 of the album! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shabby Masters

The completed project is on display at Scrapbooks, Etc. and class is filling quickly! Jenny did an amazing job decorating this 12 x 12 wood album. Here is a glimpse at the completed project!

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Apron

Here is the new apron that I started to make in the "Stitchin' a Story" class last month at Scrapbooks, Etc. I sewed on the snazzy pockets! But then I passed off the project to my sweet friend Cynthia to finish! Cynthia you did an awesome job and I LOVE my new apron so much more just because it reminds me of you!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shabby Masters...

Just wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that the Shabby Master's Project was designed for Mother's Day! The beautiful words in this book speak to the costs of raising a child. I opened a few more spaces in the class last night and that will be all. We are almost out of seats and running low on supplies. Class is less than 2 weeks away so please call Scrapbooks, Etc. and reserve your spot! 480-854-2303
P.S. It has been a few days since I posted a cute picture of a little dog! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shabby Masters (page 5)

Here is the lovely page 5 of our Shabby Masters project, designed by Jenny Packard! Class is just 2 weeks away...sign-up soon!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Shabby Masters (Page 4)

This one is my favorite!
Hope you will join Jenny and I for class on Saturday, April 24th.

Summer Class Info

My summer classes have been scheduled and are in the system! Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up at 480-854-2303!

Celebrate-a-Latte $36
Learn to make 12 Birthday cards using just one sheet of Patterned Paper!
12 different card designs! Cards are suitable for female or male birthdays!
Friday, May 7th
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Master Mini Books: BBQ Project! $29
A unique mini book with a sarcastic flair!
Friday, June 11th
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Fa-La-La-La Latte $36
Christmas in JULY!
Learn to make 12 Christmas cards using just one sheet of Patterned Papper! 12 different card designs!
Friday, July 16th
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shabby Masters (pages 1 & 3)

Shabby Masters is filling up quickly! Here is a sneak peak at two of Jenny Packard's amazing pages!!! Beautiful job Jenny! You are so talented and I am so blessed to have you as my partner on this wonderful class adventure!

This class consists of THIRTEEN technique based layouts, A beautifully themed project for Mother's Day, PLUS a unique wood album to hold your shabby pages! All this for $75 - what a value!!!

Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 to sign-up. No worries for my out-of-state blog me (Susan) at to reserve your kit for shipping!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Scrapbooking is my LIFE...

TRANSLATION: Sewing is just not my thing. Maybe I'll revisit this craft in the future if classes for making doggie clothes are offered. That could be useful to me.
Seriously...I enjoyed the class, re-learned a few things and had a good time! But, I'm just a Paper Girl!