Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine - Fall 2010 **Kit Kraze** Series

I have been so honored to be a part of this fabulous series with Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine call "Kit Kraze".  You can click on the link to check it out.  There is also a chance to win the fabulous kit offered in the current Fall issue.  Here is what I came up with using the kit:

Be sure to check on the work of the other three designers involved.  They are Liz Qualman, Julie Howard, and Robbie Herring.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Color Combos Galore Inpiration Board 157 is Up!

This week's color combo was really a challenge for me!!  Baby pink is so not me.  This is kind of funny because I absolutely "love" hot pink.  However, I still did a layout for the challenge, although it is definitely not my best.  Our designer challenge is to add metal - oops, meant to do that!  Looks like I forgot though.  : (  If you would like to join us in the challenge (I hope you do), and even if there colors are not your favorite either, I think it is good to push ourselves to try something different!  You can find the challenge HERE.  Below is my take on the color combo:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Twisted Sketches 64 is Up!

Our "twist" this challenge was to use a "tree" any how any way.  Come play along Twisted Sketches.  Here is my take on the sketch:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Would You Like to Win Some of the New Released CHA Paper Collections?

TaDa Studios and Nikki Sivils had a great opportunity while at CHA to participate in The Great Crafters’ Paper Cut.  The folks at When Creativity Knocks stopped by and taped a segment about The Big Top Collection, and TaDa’s product line. Nikki Sivils segment reveals her Valentines and Halloween. In the special webisode you can view product segments from 9 different companies, and vote for your favorite. One lucky voter will win a prize package including all of the papers featured in the Paper Cut! Go to When Creativity Knocks to watch and vote!

Good luck!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday with Really Reasonable Ribbon & a little Nikki Sivils Paper to Boot!

This is my first time using Nikki's "Blueberry Hill" collection since it came out at CHA.  The colors are so bright and fun.  Of course, one of my favorite gingham ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon just seemed perfect for this layout.  I made a ruffle along the bottom with it. You can see how I made it on the Really Reasonable Blog, where I posted a short tutorial.  I also used the ribbon to make the center of the flower. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Color Combos Galore Inspiration Board 156 is Up!

This week our challenge was a "Made in Minutes" lo from Scrapbooks Etc. - see below:

Our color combo this week is....

Come play along with us and upload your layouts in our gallery at Color Combos Galore.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Come Join My Little Shoebox's Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone!  My Little Shoebox is having a sketch challenge over at their blog!  You could win whichever collection you want!!  How stinkin cool is that!  I used the new collection "Summer Breeze" for my layout.  Below is the sketch and my example.  You can play along at the MLS blog HERE.

Oh, and just a note!  I'll be giving away some blog candy soon.  That is when I can escape the puppy for a bit and gather some stuff.  All I want is for you to become a follower of my blog and let me know, and if you already are a follower, you can let me know that too!  Stay tuned!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Come Join Our Really Reasonable Blog Hop!!!

I hope you have been having fun hopping from blog to blog in our Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop!  You should have just arrived here from Amber Goble's Blog.  Your next stop will be Kerri Michaud's Blog.  No doubt you will find awesome inspiration from their awesome cards!  Be sure you check in at the Really Reasonable blog (link above) because they are giving away some really awesome blog candy!

Also if you are a regular follower of the RRR blog, and you requested more ideas for ways to use ribbons in layouts, I have labeled all of my past posts with "layout" and "Susan Dupre".  Be sure to click on either of those labels on the right side bar.  I have shared a bunch of different ways to use ribbons on layouts in my past posts!  I blog on Fridays, so if you are a layout person, be sure to check in then!

Color Combos Galore Inspiration Board #155 is Up!

Above is my precious sweet little kitty "Yankee".  You'll probably being seeing a lot of layouts of our new puppy, but I thought I should do one of my other baby.  He needs to know he's still loved.  :)  This is for this week's Color Combos Galore.  Our challenge was to use a grid like the door below in the inspiration board.  We would love for you to play along with us.  You can get to the challenge blog  HERE.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Twisted Sketches #62 is Up!!

Hey everyone!!  I know, my blog has been sort of slow lately.  I have been trying to catch up since I was out for CHA, and we got our puppy!!!  Umm.... this has been taking up a lot more of my time that I anticipated.  We have had a few (well more than a few) mishaps in the house.  I'm having to take her out every 30 mins. to an hour now.  I also use a leash around the house, so we don't have anymore little accidents.  This seems to be working for the most part.  Needless to say, I am not having the "free time" to scrap like I'd like.  I guess I could take her up to my scrap room, but that would mean I'd have to pick everything off of the floor first!  Uggh, just the thought overwhelms me!  Anyway, I put her in her crate when I scrap.  A couple of times she's had accidents in the crate just after I took her out!  I am a little gun shy to say the least, even about the crate.

Well, even so, I have been able to get a little scrapping done.  My Twisted Sketches layout was one of them.  As you can see, my new baby is the subject.  My hubby is Cajun.  We wanted a French name for her, and her name is Jolie, which means "pretty" in French.

We'd love for you to play along with us over at Twisted Sketches!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Color Combos Galore #153

Ok, so this is a little late!!  Since I was at CHA, and this weekend we got our new puppy life has been a little busy to say the least.  This is this last Thursdays Color Inspiration Board.  I love this color combination so much!!!

Here is my take on it!!  I did two circles with torn paper and tons of photos!