Saturday, February 26, 2011

BIG ANNOUCEMENT…

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Yup, there has been lots of excitement around here lately and frankly I can't wait until March when I can finally tell everyone what we have been working on. It is pretty exciting, so make sure to keep an eye on Susiebee Studios Inc. for THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT in March!!

Keep on Scrappin'

~Susan

Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm Box Altering & Canadian Scrapbooker has a Week-end Giveaway

 

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So, what did I do today? Well, let's see, besides having a snowball fight and baking cookies with my kiddos that have had the week off, I decided to take a plain box that I found from Michael's and alter it. I had a great time getting all painty as I first coated it with acrylic paint. I then mod podged recycled pattern pieces all over it and used Tim Holtz's distressing ink on it to age it nicely. I used Glimmer Mist paints from Tattered Angels on my flowers too to give them a beautiful glazed look. altered box.4

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NEW WEBISODE – WATCH AND WIN!

Canadian Scrapbooker's new Webisode #15 – Cathie Allan’s Position-It  is live on their website!

Watch it – Leave a comment on the Canadian Scrapbooker website and your name will be entered to win one of these….

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The Summer 2010 issue of CS where the Cathie Allan Position-It is featured with a fun project including step by steps!

It’s a weekend giveaway!  Leave a comment on the Canadian Scrapbooker Backstage Pass by Jackie Ludlage website before Monday Midnight and you could win!

Sounds really awesome so make sure to check it out!

I Also have a really huge announcement to make, and I can't wait to share it with you all! However, unfortunately, I have to wait a couple more days before I tell ya! Can't wait!!!

Have a super week-end full of fun and ,of course, full of lots of creating!

~Susan

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paint me a rainbow….

 

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I adore painting with any paints and what can be more fun then to use wonderful acrylic colors on a canvas page and then embellish it! How much awesome is that! I had great using some stamps from Unity Stamp Company that where designed by Samantha Walker called 'Girly Dots'. The kits is so girlie, fun and whimsical and I luved it!!!!!!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'Give a 'Homemade' This Valentine's Day!

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I love making Valentine's Day cards…they make me feel happy inside! What is even better is you get to give it away and make someone else feel happy inside! ~

This card literally took me a couple of minutes to make. I used the awesome paper from Cosmo Cricket, fun paper from core'dinations, whimsical ribbon from Maya Road,  & some neat embellishments from Making Memories. I also used some handy dandy sand paper to distress the edges of the paper & a pencil crayon to add some wonderful color to my edges, which also aged the cards appearance. Fun stuff to do and SO EASY & QUICK! One final step before I glued my embellies on, is that I took some clear paper effect from DecoArt and I lightly covered the bulls eye in the center of the card. I did not worry about the air bubbles because I loved the aged effect those wonderful little bubbles created!Forget me not card 2

Don't you love how the sand paper roughs up the edges so nicely!?!Forget me not card 1

~ love the different colors that I got from using sandpaper on the paper from core'dinations and then I lightly used a pencil crayon on it. ***AWESOME!!!***

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I used satin pleat edging from MAYA ROAD…..great stuff to work with!

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Have some fun getting ready for Valentine Day this year! {Putting out and eating candy hearts is always fun.} You will feel your heart swell will love!

Have a great day!

   ~Susan

Thursday, February 3, 2011

CHA 2011 ~ The Adventures of Susan in the BIG city of Los Angeles

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Here is a tale of my first CHA trip….Oh and what a trip was it!CHA 3

The Airplane ride  You have to remember that I have not travelled in 20 years….. so this was really new to me! To start my trip of with a BANG I had to take a small prop airplane from Medicine Hat to Calgary. However I was thrilled when I ended sitting by Rob Schneider (the comedian). I didn't know what to say to him, so I handed him my cameras and asked him if he wouldn't mind taking some pictures for me. He didn't mind and he really was a great guy, even if he couldn't take great pictures at the moment. Okay, the plane was bumpy and it was turning!

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After numerous airplane rides…….oh, and hours, I made it to the great city of Los Angeles, in one piece and I never got lost!!!CHA 2

I truly felt like a country mouse in the middle of a great big city!20110203_253I was in the hotel Figueroa and I could not believe how cute and charming it was! Plus, I did not has to share the bathroom with anyone… BONUS!20110203_256 (2)

The first day I learnt my lesson the hard way…. wear comfy shoes: ALWAYS!!!!!!CHA 4 (2)

                        {Donna Downey & Me at the Designer displays}

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                              {Leica Forest & Me in front of our hotel!}

At the Show:

I met some awesome people and had such fun time laughing, talking, being creative, and sometimes being plain silly! It was awesome!

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On the Sunday I had the chance to set up my own designer table. It was fun, even though I wasn't sure what I was doing.

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Night Life:

I am not much of a night life person , but I have to admit it was a blast in L.A.  !!! There is so much to see and to do and I really didn't ever feel nervous or afraid for my life!  It really was fantastic because there is always something to do… Check out the picture of L.A. Live below.

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        Even though I didn't have much time to sit outside and enjoy the sun, or to enjoy my new favourite thing in the whole wide world…PALM TREES, because I was too busy with fantastic, productive meetings, L. A. will always hold a dear place in my heart now! I am so grateful that I went and for all the neat creative things I witnessed, and the awesome friends I met up with!CHA 8 (2)

And this was the finally 12 hours of my trip……waiting in a airport, drawing and doodling and thinking of all the creative things I am going to do this year!!!!

{Oh, and worrying about the mechanic that was called to fix the airplane……..What do they say? Oh ya, don't sweat the small stuff!}

~ Susan

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