Thursday, September 30, 2010

Same photo two different layouts....

I just can't believe it's almost October & *gasp* the holidays are right around the corner.....

A friend sent me a picture message of a Halloween layout that is in the October Scrapbook Trends.  (sorry poor quality I'll have to get another when I see her magazine).  I'll get my copy when they return my layout.  It's one of the best scrapping magazines out there - such beautiful big photos of all the projects let you really see all the details.

But I used the same photo of my sister for a EMI Scrapbooking LSS design team layout recently....  I love the whimsy of My Mind's Eye Boo To You & it fit this photo of Karen even though she is an adult when Halloween comes she is a child at heart.

I'm busy today making mini album kits for sale & designing a new one.  I love creative days when I make a mess with my supplies and have so much fun.

Today is the last day to enter your work in the Paperclipping Monthly Challenge.  The winner is in the spotlight on 3 websites (internationally read Paperclipping, Lesley a.k.a Hungry Heffy, & here on my blog).  I was a past winner before becoming a judge & boy did it increase the traffic on my blog so if that is your goal it's a great prize.  We don't offer tangible prizes due to international limits and laws but I know I just like a bit of love & an acknowledgement.  Go here to enter you work.  I'm working on the topics for October as we speak.

Enabling alert... Unity Stamp Co is having a great last big sale & freebies with orders today in honor of moving to a bigger and better website in the coming weeks.  Go give the current website a workout lol... you will not want to miss these scrapbook sets.   Also chat it up at the SCS message board thread here & maybe win some great stamps & do the blog hop for inspiration/prizes it starts here...  I'm hoping my homeschool books sell on ebay so I can buy some....

Have a great day & thanks for visiting/reading

Hugs, Suz

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What's with Blogger or is it my computer?

Blogger has been giving me grief the last 2 days trying to post... is it just me?  I did see another friend say on Facebook she was having trouble too... anyway here I try again

I went to my LSS yesterday to drop off my mini kits for sale & to help with some make and takes for Scrap Pink on Saturday.  One of my medicines was not making me the sharpest tack on the block & my hubby kept calling & bothering me with nonsense (doesn't he know that I'm in my shan-gri- la when I'm up at EMI?  Well I had the kiss of death with tools yesterday... first I jammed up a circle punch (not my fault). Then I was using a long  full alpha quickutz die in a Big Shot (I'm a Cuttlebug gal so not used to that tool) & dummy me while messing with all the "pages" to sandwich in forgot to put an extra cover plate on top... yep you guessed it I warped the die big time!  I was so embarrassed & was full expecting Susan to kick me out right then and there - those things are so pricey so I tried to bend it back as best I could....

While I was there Basic Grey Wander came in.  It is just fabulous!  I love this line so much.  See the slideshow here.  I never do it but I bought the entire paper pack.  You should see the doily paper.

I love them when they are an entire sheet of loveliness but this one his even better with so many different strips of lacy color.  It's a must buy multi for my stash for sure.

Well off to do Unity Hip Hop & hang out a bit in the Unity forum for chatting & maybe winning some new rubbery goodies.....

Have a great day

Monday, September 13, 2010

Winner & More

First off without delay.... The winner of the Ippity stamps is #22

patty w said...

You do lovely work ! Love the sisters page alot !
Just now getting here, it kept saying service unavailable earlier !
signing up to follow ..
patty 2832

Well Patty I guess it was lucky that the service was unavailable earlier since it made you the winner lol.  Send me your snail mail address at sgray110 at gmail dot com & I'll get your stamps out right away.

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who left such sweet comments over the weekend.  It sure was a great hop with so much inspiration that I'm dying to get to my table and start creating.  I really enjoyed visiting all of your blogs - Fiskateers rock creativity.

Next I thought I would share some things I'm excited about in the scrappy world....

If you haven't already I hope you will join us for the Monthly Challenge.  Winner will be spotlighted in the internationally read newsletter that Noell publishes.  See all details in the community forum here.

I love all things Teresa Collins - she is one of the sweetest people in the world.  She is going to be interviewed on Sudie TV tonight.  If you don't know Sudie she is a Fiskateer who has a weekly live web scrapbooking show.  See details here & tune in at 9:30 pm eastern time to hear what's going on with Teresa.

Who doesn't love Prima.... I saw a post about a Prima Idea Book & had to share.  They are having a giveaway on their blog for a copy.  Check it out here.

And finally I wanted to a sneak peak of the School Time mini album I designed & kits will be sold at EMI Scrapbooking in Cumming GA or order & will be shipped to you.  Crate Paper knocked it out of the park with all their lines that are available.  I loved this School Spirit line.  Thanks Susan for the opportunity to create for you.  I love your store, you are such a great friend & have a wonderful family.  (sorry gushing but it's true)

That's it for today... thanks for stopping by & remember do something creative.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop

Welcome to our weekend blog hop.  If you've come to my blog from Fiskateer  Marianne then have been hopping along with us.  But I'm sure you will like to start from the beginning so head on over to the Fiskateers blog. Take your time thru the weekend & visit all the blogs.  There are some amazing projects showcased on them.  I'm sure you will be bookmarking or following many blogs along the hop to come back again and again.  Thanks to Debby Lewis for organizing the hop.  So have you been inspired so far.  There are so many creative gals in the Fiskateers group.  I've met so many great people in the Fiskateers group.  

For those of you who don't know me... My name is Suz Gray & I'm known on the web as "craftysuz".  I got that name at age 8 because I would ask for craft kits from the Sears Catalog at Christmas & was always making something.  I'm Fiskateer number 6135.   I'm a longtime scrapbooker.  I have many albums created before there was an industry.  I love anything paper and have enjoyed evolving; developing my style.  I also love to make cards & enjoy sending some of them to Operation Write Home which is an organization that supplies blank handmade cards to our deployed military.  Making cards has caused me to have a "stamp addiction".  To fund my "habit" I sell {ippity} by Unity Stamps here.  All of them are on sale with free shipping.

Sorry for the quality of the photos my so took my DSLR to work so I was stuck with the little old point & shoot at the my LSS & I wasn't used to the lighting there so there are some shadows.  

This is new Fancy Pants Lilac House.  I use my micro point Fiskars scissors to fussy cut images from paper & of course my Fiskars Trimmer..  I'm always using the decorative border punches (I can't believe I didn't use them on any of these pages lol).

No girly layout is complete without some Prima Flowers.

I like stamping on inexpensive canvas from the fabric store.

Echo Park Paper is a new scrapbook company that is stirring up quite the buzz right now.  Here's a page about my best friend Lori & her kitty using their products.

I love the bright colors & banner

The last page I would like to share is a heritage page using an old photo of my grandmother.  She loved fashion.  The new My Mind's Eye is just gorgeous & oh so elegant.  It was perfect for this page.

The flower was made with vintage 1920's hand dyed silk ribbon that I've been saving for just the right story to tell.  It's a perfect match for the MME papers..

**** Woops I forgot to post my giveaway when I was working on this at 1 AM lol... leave a comment & I'll use random number generator to pick a winner.  Prize is Ippity stamp set A Little Buggy MSRP $18.  Comments posted prior to 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, September 12th will be in the drawing.  Follow me & leave another comment for an extra chance..  All comments made before 11 am will auto get 2 entries since I lost my mind and didn't have this posted lol

Well I've kept you long enough.  I hope you will come back & visit again. Now off you go to Jennifer Priest's blog.  She has some beautiful inspiration for you.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us.  Have a wonderful weekend & remember to do something creative....