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" 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 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 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 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:

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
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!