Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Painting Your Scrapbooking Paper

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When making a scrapbooking layout, paint often can be your best friend! Sometimes I just can’t find the right paper to match the photo that I want to scrapbook so I pull out my paints and start playing. I pick out colors that I feel will best convey my feeling or the story in the photo. In the picture above of my daughter, I focused on purples and turquoises for her kind and loving traits and the softness of the photo.  However, I added orange for the funny and silly side that I admire in her. Colors that you use can truly set the tone to your layout. Next time your do a page try to have some fun with some paints. See what you can come up with!



Friday, April 23, 2010

Recycled Dryer Flowers

A little bling from Prima Marketing Inc. adds some whimsical magic!

This dryer sheet was left white.
So if you are like me, you always have a lot of old dryer sheets hanging around. I can't throw them out because that just seems to be such a waste. I started to think of things that I could do with them. It turns out that they make really awesome little flowers for scrapbooks pages or paper crafts. Who knew!?!
To see how to make them go to SUSIEBEE STUDIOS . With recycling these dryer sheets it saved me money with supplies and it help the Earth out a little bit too! COOL!

                                         Keep on Scrappin'

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cheesy Salsa Bread


I LUV pasta, but what I like even more then pasta is fresh bread to go with my pasta! So around here on pasta night, I often bake some sort of fresh baked bread to go with the pasta dish. This Cheesy Salsa bread that I made got a lot of praise from even my picky eaters!









14 oz.  warm water                                                   1 1/4 tsp. salt

2TBSP.  sugar                                                               2 TBSP. butter

2TBSP. dry milk powder                                        4 cups flour

4 tsp. yeast

Mix together & let rise in a warm area.


3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese                         1 tsp. garlic butter 

1/2 cup salsa

Roll out dough. Spread on garlic butter, cheese, &  salsa.  Roll up dough starting at one side.  Put onto a greased pan and sprinkle with oat bran. Let rise until doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Altered Clocks in Springtime


I have always loved playing around with old clocks. Even when I was a little girl I remember that every chance that I would get, I would play with the little red cuckoo clock that hung in my bedroom. However, now I have more fun with these great time pieces because I have discovered that with a little bit of gorgeous scrapbook paper and some fantastic embellies like these baubles from Prima Marketing Inc you can make an old clock into a new house hold show piece. It is so easy to do and it hardly takes any time at all.

You can find more awesome examples of clock altering at .

So check out your closets, or any garages sales this week for an old time piece to try altering. You will love it!

The only problem is, how many clocks is too much for one home?

Have a great day and DON’T FORGET the ‘I GIVE A SCRAP’ contest going on at .


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Paper Trimming & Scrapbooking


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When scrapbooking, a lot of times I adore the paper that I am using but I can not find quite the right embellishments to go along with what I am doing! So what do I do? I often trim the paper or cut out of it to make patterned pieces to go along with what my theme or color might be.  In the above layout I cut flowers out of matching paper to make matching embellishments- easy & cheap! To spruce up the paper I applied 3-D glitter paint.  Try have some fun with paper trimming.

                                                Keep on Scrappin’


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Fun!!!

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Christopher Easter

Jessica easter eggs

Easter egg sponges

Kurt Easter Eggs

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It doesn’t matter what age  you are but when you put a bowl of hard boiled eggs on the table with some dyes there is sure to be a good time had by everyone! We had a blast making ginger bread Easter bunny houses – yes, you heard me right, last night! Today everyone was full of giggles as we dyed our eggs funky colors. We even gave a couple eggs some cool ‘sunglasses’! I love all the fantastic colors of spring as everything start to come alive again after a long winter!

I hope that everyone has a fantastic Easter! Make sure to keep your camera handy!

                                              - Susie

Friday, April 2, 2010

It was a Happy April Fool Day.....again!!!!

April Fool's Day was a blast this year! My children are ALWAYS trying to play a practical joke on me. Well, guess what, it was Mom's turn to do the fooling; notice, the above cupcake. I baked their favourite cupcakes to put in their lunches. However, little did they know that I had baked a nice big, juicy olive in the middle of the cupcake and let's just say that they do not like olives in their cupcakes!
 Oh yes I did! I out smarted my teens.
Gotta love when that happens.
Hey, I LOVE the layouts that are coming in. If you haven't sent one in yet, don't worry, you still have time.
Have a good one!