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Articles by suslvgeo
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let's Get Punchy! 10 comments  
      
   

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Hello fellow scrappers, I have a confession to make...I am a PUNCHAHOLIC! Yes, you heard it here first. I have a ton of punches and each new one I get I keep thinking, okay that is enough. Only to find myself purchasing another one. However, to my husbands great relief they DO get used a TON by me, unlike some other things that I tend to **cough cough** hoard.

With the addition of border punches, all  AROUND the page punches and all OVER the page punches a whole new look can be created on your pages.  Punches are totally versatile and wonderful tools and when ACOT has great sales like buy two get one free, it is easy to stock up quickly and honestly for me hard to resist! 

On the page below I used one of Martha Stewart's all around the page punches! Wow, those things are awesome and so easy to line up and use! Make sure to punch your corners first and then work from there! I also used her circle punch to create a background for the quote I used. 

Oh how I love me some HARRY POTTER! All the magic and wonder. When I saw the all OVER the page punch, I immediately  thought of a stardust trail, like one might see coming from a wand, so when I got back from Harry World, I could not wait to sprinkle stardust all over my page. This punch is great because you can use it anywhere on the page and you can also use both the negative and positive punch parts.

The scalloped punched I used below on my puppy layout  is one of my favorite for its versatility. For example in this layout, I layered the white cardstock punched pieces and then used silver stickles on each one to show where they are layered. I also used it on the girly layout below that one. This time, I used double sided paper and punched two different rows, one with a pattern and one with a solid and layered them for a cool effect.

 Another fun thing to do with punches is highlight a title, in this case I used a border punch and only punched the length of the word done.

 

Thanks so much to ACOT and this wonderful community for letting me share my creations and passions with you over the past couple of years!!!

 

Below are some of the products used to create the pages above

     

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scrapbooking With My Mind's Eye 6 comments  
      
   

Tickled PINK with My Mind's Eye

Posted by suslvgeo

Make sure you are seated because the layouts below might just shock you---Sus worked with PINK!!! I have to say it was a little hard going out of my comfort zone as pink is not one of my normal colors to scrap with, but when you have a line that is called TINKLED PINK, you know you are going to have a lot of fun pink things to work with!!

This new line by My Mind's Eye has a lot of two sided papers, a 12x12 chipboard sheet, ribbons, stickers and buttons all with some beautiful colors to go with the pink theme. One thing I did notice when looking into this set, was ACOT does not have the other sides of the double sided papers shown in the store and I don't know about you but I am a sucker for the backsides sometimes! Here is a link to the whole line so you can look at both sides and see what I mean. MME Tickled PINK.

My friend recently walked 60 miles in 3 days for the Susan G. Komen walk for a cure, here in DC. It was such an uplifting and amazing experience for her that I wanted to try to make sure I got some pink pages made for her.

 

 

 

 

 

Products used to create the above layouts include:

    

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Scrapbooking With Fancy Pants 9 comments  
      
   

It's YOUR Day

Posted by suslvgeo

So most of you that read my articles monthly, know that I am not really a "themed" type of scrapper. In fact, when I do get themed papers I usually try to show different ways of using them "other" than the actual theme...well not this month!! I have a really hard time scrapping birthday pages, usually  that is because the photos are so busy, or because the lines are really bright and not my style. Fancy Pants It's Your Day is a fun and colorful--without being overly bright-- so I decided to get caught up on my birthday pages this month. Can you believe all FOUR of my layouts actually fit the theme??? LOL

The first layout I created was a photo I ran across of Cole on his third birthday. I cannot believe I had not scrapped this picture before. He just looks SO EXCITED!! I was able to use all the accessories for this line on this one page. Rubons, glitter cuts and tags! I also used an acrylic overlay from a previous years release. Great way to hold those down are to apply brads at strategic places. Also I got the square little pieces from Harmonie and was able to use a white sharpie on them, creating a little heart border.

The next two layouts are from this year. Wooo hooo he just turned 8 less than a month ago and I already have the pages done...for me that is AMAZING. See what a good line can do?? LOL

For the above layout, I could not find a number 8 big enough in any of the matching colors so instead I took two O's from the Apricot Thickers and made an "8".

 

Lego Party! Talk about photos being BUSY and BRIGHT. LOL  On this layout, I put all the kiddo's who attended in order around the big picture. I have found that even though I think we might remember everyone, sadly sometimes we don't ...I thought this would be a cute way to make sure we do! Thank goodness the kids had short names.

For the above layout I used the new EK Success punch to create multiple layers alternating the colored striped paper with kraft paper. Then using the circles that punch created from the Kraft paper I then labeled each years cake so we could remember what birthday it corresponds to.

Products used to create the above layouts include:

    

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Jillibean Soup 13 comments

Gorgeous Colors and FUN FUN FUN patterns!

Posted by suslvgeo

So every once in awhile a new company comes along and just grabs the scrappy world by storm. Jillibean Soup did just that last year with their Kraft release and journaling sprouts. This year at CHA, I was wondering if they could do it again. Suffice to say,  I was in love from the moment I stepped into their booth ...



Monday, September 27, 2010

Bella Blvd 15 comments

Fresh and Fun!!

Posted by suslvgeo

So once again this Northeastern fall has thwarted me...I got fall papers and not a leaf has changed yet. LOL Next year, I am either going to forgo the fall papers or maybe save some pictures from this year. BUT, one of the things I love about scrapping, is you can take a product and use it a different way and the results can be fresh and fun!! I got to work with Bella Blvds



Monday, September 6, 2010

KaiserCraft's Up, Up and Away 9 comments

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For this reveal I got to work with KaiserCraft's yummy Up, Up and Away line. After working with bright summer papers for the past couple of months it was a nice change to slide into the more muted colors ...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers 10 comments

Posted by suslvgeo

One of the wonderful things about Basic Grey is that there are so many cool elements to chose from in one line and all of them match perfectly!! That makes it super easy to put pages together! I am NOT a scrapper that can scrap quickly. It usually takes me a couple of hours to do a page so when I have a reveal I work on it for about a week ...



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fancy Pants Rusted Sun 11 comments

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Posted by suslvgeo

Okay, so most of you know from reading previous articles, I usually have a plan for what I am going to do when I get the items for my next reveal. Funny thing is, I almost always change my mind when I get the papers. LOL This time is no exception ...



Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bo Bunny 8 comments

Mama Razzi

Posted by suslvgeo

Have you ever wanted a line that is gorgeous and sophisticated yet FUN? Well then Bo Bunny's Mama Razzi line just might be for you! When I first requested it, I had in my mind images of layouts showing places we have been where I whipped out the camera, and I still think this line would be awesome for that, but as I started playing with it all, so many more ideas popped into my head ...



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Mind's Eye Lush Reveal 20 comments

Posted by suslvgeo

I know I have said it before that some lines just seem to be tailor-made for some of us. Well, as most of you know my last name is Lush--so when I saw



Monday, February 8, 2010

A Great Boys2Men Line 13 comments

Little Yellow Bicycle's Generation Z

Posted by suslvgeo

As a person who has been scrapping for awhile, I have seen many, many many lines come out! Some very themed, some more versatile and some that are just perfect! Generation Z is a line that you might skip over if you don't have boys, but if I were you, I would take a second look ...



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

***Sketchapalooza Day Three*** 11 comments

with a FANTASTIC sketch by Becky Fleck from PageMaps!

Posted by suslvgeo

Today is day three of our massive sketch reveal for you all! I hope that you all are enjoying them and finding them helpful!!

Todays sketch is done by the WONDERFUL Becky Fleck. She is a goddes when it comes to sketches and she is an amazing person to boot ...



Monday, January 18, 2010

***Spectacular Sketchapoolza*** Introducing the Start of two Sketch weeks! 18 comments

Showing you how to adjust a sketch to meet "your" needs

Posted by suslvgeo

A couple of weeks ago we asked you ladies what you would want to see for upcoming reveals. We seemed to notice a trend, not so much for techniques and ideas but more for themes, such as teen, older boys, men, adult etc. What we realized is that sometimes it is hard to see past the theme of the layout and possibly make it into a theme that fits your needs ...



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Doodlebug Christmas Reveal 14 comments

Fun and Festive

Posted by suslvgeo

Doodlebug is a timeless scrapbooking company. They always have the cutest papers and embellishments and they stick with what they know works. While I do love trends and the companies that supply us scrappers with that, I also love that I can pick up a Doodlebug paper or embellishment and mix them with some from a couple years back and they mesh together perfectly ...



Monday, November 23, 2009

We R Memory Keepers Twirl 15 comments

Posted by suslvgeo

Sometimes you see colors in the shop that just jump out at you and you know that you must have it! That is how the We R Memory Keeper's TWIRL line worked for me ...



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