Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Couple Of Last Minute Christmas Projects

Good Morning All....
I decided to make a few last minute projects as Christmas presents.  I made 2 sets of 4 note cards for my sister and sister n law.  They were super simple.  I bought pre made cards and envelopes and just added a mat and used the Botanicals Lite cartridge for the monogram.
The little card I made comes from Jolly Holiday Lite cartridge.  I'm going to use this card for a gift card.
Have a beautiful day everyone.
Susan

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Free Peachy Keen Stamp Card

Thanks Peachy Keen...
Remember over Thanksgiving weekend Peachy Keen had a sale and give aways.  They also included this stamp with my order so I made a card :o)  I love, love, love their stamps and they have the best customer service.  I bought some ultra fine Sharpie markers to color the really small places and used my Bic markers (I totally love my Bic markers) to color the rest.  I think she turned out pretty cute.  Let me know whatcha think of my card and if you can't tell...I really like this paper.  I used on my previous cards.  See you later.
Susan

New Year's Card Swap

Hi Everyone....
Today is like a blizzard outside.  I know it's nothing like Minnesota is getting.  It's pretty to look at when you don't have to go outside.  Hopefully school will call for a delay in the morning.  I don't like to drive a big school bus when it's zero degrees outside and we just had a big snow.
Anyways...I would like to share with you a card I made for my DT New Years card swap with Holy Cricut.  I'll be honest with you...I'm not all that inspired by New Years.  Its just another day to me.  Believe me...I'm not a bah hum-bug girl, I'm just not a celebrating, cheering, ball dropping person.  I go to sleep.
I got my inspiration from my friend Emma over at CreativeTimeForMe.  I just love her projects.  I didn't totally scraplift this...but she did help ;o).  Thanks my friend.  So...here it is.  I hope you like it.  Let me know what you think.
Susan

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Bottle Swap With Diana

Hi All...
Here is a video of my bottle swap with Diana. She was so generous and I appreciate everything. Thank you so much. Let me know if you would like to be in the next one coming up for Valentine's Day. Have a great day.


Also, here is a picture of a couple of things I forgot to pick up and show you. Thanks again Diana.


Susan

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Carol's Christmas Bottle Swap Bottle From Kathy

Good Morning All...
Here is Carol opening her Christmas bottle from our Christmas Bottle Swap from Kathy.  Enjoy!
Susan
P.S. If you are interested in signing up for my next bottle swap...just leave a message on this post with your email address and I will contact you.  Next one will start in January.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hey Carol and Michelle....shout out girlfriends! Snow Day...

Hi Everyone...
I shot a video yesterday of the snow at my house.  If you miss the snow...this is for you.  If not...you don't wanna watch LOL.
This video was shot with my new web cam that I bought at Big Lots for $25.  It only took about 3 minutes to upload.  Thats a record for me uploading to YouTube.
Susan
video

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Blog Hop


Welcome to itsmesusanp.blogspot.com and the ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Michelle,  you're in the right place!
If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to TOTALLY-STAMPS and start at the beginning.
Go http://www.totally-stamps.blogspot.com.

Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun BLOG CANDY.

For my project, I decided to do a 2 page layout.  This will be my great nephew Parker's first Christmas and this will go to his mom...my lovely niece, Stefani.


Here is the list of wonderful, talented blogs:
Michelle- http://totally-stamps.blogspot.com/
Susan - http://itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/ You Are Here!
Carol - http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Kathy - http://kathy-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Misty - http://abusyplace.blogspot.com/
Iva - http://ivarai.com/
Bonnie - http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com/
Nana - http://youniquereflections.blogspot.com/
Laura - http://lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/
Marianne- http://paperorfabric.blogspot.com/
Christel- http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
Rebecca - http://rebeccasaylor.com/
Carol N - http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Kee Kee - http://life-is-scrap.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://amychomas.blogspot.com/
JD - http://jdscricuteering.blogspot.com/


NOW FOR SOME BLOG CANDY

All you have to do is leave a message on this post telling me what is your FAVORITE FAMILY TRADITION and I would just love it if you became a follower. I will be drawing the winner Monday at 9 a.m.
Please leave a way for me to contact you.
Merry Christmas! Your next stop is Carol. Happy Hopping :)

Susan




Friday, December 3, 2010

Hi Everybody,
Welcome to itsmesusanp.blogspot.com and Tis the Season blog hop.  If you just came over from visiting Meriah Barret, you are in the right place.  If you would like to start from the beginning, you will start here.
Here is a card I haven't shared with anybody yet because I made it as my entry for a design team call.  I didn't make it (booooo)...just kidding.  I will try again :)  I  hope you enjoy.


Iva Youngs - www.ivarai.com
Kendra Sand - http://luv2scrapnmakecards.blogspot.com/
Monica Lowrance - www.happyscrappn2.blogspot.com
Sonia Rivera Kertznus - http://www.scraps4fun.com/
Renee Mauz - http://www.craft2it.blogspot.com/
Rochelle Love Spears - http://www.rochellespears.blogspot.com/
Shawn Armstrong Stoen - http://www.shawnsfiresidecraftingroom.blogspot.com/
Jewel Landers - http://www.jewelbugsspot.blogspot.com/
Jessica Baker - http://www.thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
PaperSecrets Board - http://www.devosmommy.blogspot.com/ (Kristi)
Linda Bran- Krieg - http://www.krazyquilling.com/
Shannon Magee - www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
Kinder Stampo - http://www.kinderstampo.com/ (Jessica Kinder)
DDscrafts Wilson - http://www.craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/ (debbie)
A Scrap Above - http://www.ascrapabove.blogspot.com/ (Bonnie C.)
Nana Deals - www.qnsit.com/nanasdeal
Jessica-Creative Stamper - http://www.thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
Christine Sei Law - http://www.jusmedigital.blogspot.com/
Heather Kerr Axford - http://www.princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com/
Kerry Turner - http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.com/
Ellen Mandris - http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/
Mary Ann Gawid Santos - http://www.thepapersalon.blogspot.com/
Molly Ambriz - http://www.armywifelearnsthecricut.blogspot.com/
Da Shawnna Townsend - http://creativedaze.dashawnna.com/
Rita Hutcheson Cobbs - http://www.ritahutchesoncobbs.blogspot.com/
Vickie Culver Les - http://www.vickiesscrapbookingandtidbits.blogspot.com/
Lori Hornick West - http://www.thepaisleyturtle.blogspot.com/
Michelle Clayton Peak - http://www.totally-stamps.blogspot.com/
Steff Reed - http://www.smileffetscreations.blogspot.com/
Cricut Chick - http://www.cricutchick.com/
Meriah Barret - http://www.twoscraptasticgals.blogspot.com/
Susan Pollock - http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/ THAT'S ME ;O)
Donna Davis - http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/
Iva Youngs - http://www.ivarai.com/
BLOG CANDY -
I'm giving away some Stickles.
All you have to do is leave a message on this post telling me what is on your Christmas wish list and I would just love it if you became a follower. I will be drawing the winner Monday at 9 a.m.
Please leave a way for me to contact you.
Merry Christmas!  Your next stop is Donna.  Happy Hopping :)
Susan

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Blog Hop


Hi Everybody,
My friend Michelle over at totally-stamps.blogspot.com is hosting a super cool blog hop this Saturday & Sunday (December 4 & 5).  If you're like me...you will be snowed in this weekend so here is something for you to do.  So, cozy up with your computer....grab a cup of hot chocolate and hop on over to some fabulous, talented blogs.
See you around the Christmas tree....Susan

Monday, November 29, 2010

Inking It Up Crazy 12 Days of Giveaways

Go check out Kassidy's fabulous 12 Days of Giveaways.

Christmas Card Blog Hop Winner....

Good Morning All....
I just wanted to announce the winner for the Christmas Card Blog Hop.

A Scrap Above said...
Hey Susan~
And again, you have made an amazing project! I love this little "peeking guy" very cute!
I am already a blog and facebook follower.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Thank you everyone for stopping by and the wonderful comments.  I truly appreciate it and it inspires me.  Have a wonderful day.
Susan

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I want to thank these ladies for awarding me with the
Stylish Blogger award. 
You guys are so sweet and talented.  I'm honored.
THANK YOU!

Now this award comes with some Rules.....
1. Thank the person who awarded you
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Contact bloggers and tell them about their award!


8 Things About ME!!
1. This is number one because it is the most important...
I am a Christian and I love the Lord
2. I am thankful to have such wonderful
scrapbooking and cardmaking sisters.
3. I am a mom of two sons (Scott & Michael) and I have one granddaughter, Emily.
4. I married my high school sweetheart.
5. I am a school bus driver and I love it!
6. I sold advertising for several newspapers for 13 years prior to becoming a bus driver.
7. Some day I would like to open my own scrapbooking store.
8. I am a pretty happy person most of the time.

My Chosen Stylish Bloggers:

Christmas Bottle Swap Action....

Girls...I just want to say that this bottle swap has been more than fun...it has been heart warming.  Looking at the joy on your faces and the heart felt thanks to each other has brought tears of joy to my eyes.  You all are so thoughtful and have just gone out of your way to please someone that use to be a stranger and now you have a connection that will hopefully last a lifetime.  That's what it's all about...friendships.
Here is a link to Jennie's blog.  She shares her goodies that I sent to her.  Like I said in an earlier post, we had an odd amount of participants so I had two partners.  Go check her out: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/2010/11/blogger-award-and-bottle-swap-with.html.
Here is a video that Kathy made showing her goodies from Carol.  Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrrYxDXL_Ok
Susan

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Card Blog Hop


Welcome to Its Me Susan P, and the Christmas Card Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Paula, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com. This blog hop is intended to get you in the Christmas Spirit.... If you haven’t already started/finished your Christmas cards, hopefully this will inspire you to come up with an idea... and maybe you can win some blog candy or get ideas for great Christmas gifts (whether they’re on your list or for someone else!). So if you aren’t braving the malls and can get some computer time, come join us for some fun!

This is a 5x5 card that I came up using Paper Doll Dress Up and George.  I hope you enjoy.


Here is a list of participating blogs:
Crafty Card Gallery www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Shawn http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
Courtney http://keekerzcrafts.blogspot.com/
Ellen (Cardmonkey) http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Lezlye http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/
Martha http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Carley http://the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
scrappin_3rdeeschik (Meighen) http://Scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
Giselle http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://www.ljsscrapshack.blogspot.com/
Kinder Stampo http://www.kinderstampo.com/
Kelly http://disp6194-kellyscraps.blogspot.com/ 
Sandy http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/ 
Laura http://scrappycraftcorner.blogspot.com/
Nicollette http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/ 
Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/ 
Jessica Lynn http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/ 
Miss Adri http://www.macheriecreations.com/ 
Debbie http://www.stampwithdebbie.blogspot.com/ 
Jan http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/ 
Joanne http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/ 
Sandy http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/ 
Melanie http://www.arkmom-scrappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/
Vicki http://qksc.blogspot.com/ 
Jamie http://jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com/ 
Courtney http://www.letsubrightnurday.blogspot.com/
Sharon http://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/
Holly http://1craftydame.blogspot.com/ 
Holley http://helloholley.blogspot.com/
Shelley http://shelleyscreations.blogspot.com/
Paula http://paulasprettythings.blogspot.com/ 
Susan http://itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/  That's Me!
Shelley http://hodgepodgeshop.blogspot.com/ 
Shelly shellyrharris.blogspot.com


NOW FOR SOME BLOG CANDY
I'm giving away some Christmas embellishments and some red and green bling.  All you have to do is leave a message on this post and I would just be thrilled if you became a follower. I will be drawing the winner Monday at 9 a.m.
Please leave a way for me to contact you.

Thank you for visiting.  Merry Christmas!
Your next stop is Shelley's Blog

Friday, November 26, 2010

Totally Stamps DT Christmas Tag Swap

Hi All,
Just a quick post to show you some Christmas tags I made for my DT project for totally-stamps.blogspot.com.  I hope you enjoy.  Also, I'll be in a blog hop tomorrow so be sure to stop by.  There will be blog candy ; )
Susan

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Bottle Swap Pics....Enjoy!

Hi Everyone...
Here are pics of Diana opening her bottle from me.  I think she had a pretty good time.  I can't wait to see everybody's stuff.  Talk to you soon.
Susan






Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone,
I hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for my family and friends. I'm blessed with good health and with the help of a wonderful friend...it's getting better everyday. I'm thankful for my online friends. I've met some wonderful ladies and I can't wait to interact more with all of you this coming year. Thank you for all your kind words of encouragement...it means so much.
Sincerely, Susan
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Bottle Swap with Jennie

Hi Everyone...We had an odd amount of people participating so I am swapping with two people. Well, guess what! I got bottle number 1. This is from Jennie. She really out did herself. She made me some homemade embellishments and all kinds of other good stuff. Bare with my video...I'm a total goof ball til I get my footing LOL. Here is my video...enjoy. Susan

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winner For My Thanksgiving Blessings Blog Hop

Good Morning All,

What a weekend!  I am so blessed to be a part of this scrapbooking community.  All of your comments just meant the world to me and I thank you so much for them.  Also, thank you to those who became followers.  I just love to share what I do with others and I love to see what everyone else creates.  Thank you again from the bottom of my  heart.

Random.org has picked a winner for the i-rock and the metal accessories...

Debbi said...
Your album is so gorgeous, but your grandchildren/great-nieces & -nephews are even more gorgeous!
Happy Thanksgiving!
*smiles* debbi

Congratulations Debbi.  As soon as you send your address...I'll send your i-rock right out to you.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Thanksgiving Blessings Blog Hop

Hi Everyone...Welcome to ItsMeSusanP.blogspot.com and the
My Thanksgiving Blessings blog hop! If you've come from visiting Sherri at sherrisspace.blogspot.com you are in the right place.

If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Inking It Up Crazy and start at the beginning. Go to http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/

The theme of this blog hop is My Thanksgiving Blessings.
Each blog has to create a project centered around the blessings they have had this past year. Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun BLOG CANDY.

Kassidy- http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
Theresa- http://www.juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/
Jenny- http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Celeste- http://www.ccscards.blogspot.com/
Raven- http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Rebecca- http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/
Debbie- http://www.craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Sherri- http://www.sherrisspace.blogspot.com/
Susan- http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/ That's Me :)
Sandra- http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Kathy- http://www.kathyand3kids.blogspot.com/

This is my first mini album. Lots of first for me this weekend. These are mine and my brothers and sisters grandchildren...and they are most definitely a blessing. It is a 3x3 chipboard mini album brag book and is made with a variety of papers, die cuts, punches, stickles, i-rocks...you name it, it's in here.

OUR LITTLE ONES


This is my beautiful granddaughter Emily.
I'm so thankful for her and I love her sweet spirit, red hair,
beautiful eyes and smile.
She's grandma's pride and joy.

Don't you just love his face? This is Kasen and he is my sister's grandson.
He has the best personality and the sweetest smile.
I just love being his great aunty Susan.

This precious little one was just born in May. His name is Parker and he's got pretty red hair and the cutest little smile.
He loves to sit on his great aunty Susan's lap. He loves airplanes too.

What a little beauty. This is Brooklynn and she is my brother's little granddaughter. She has the sweetest personality & is so smart & loving.

And this little miss is Jaden. She's also my brothers little granddaughter.
She has such a pretty face and acts so grown up.


We just love our little ones and are so thankful for all of them.

NOW FOR SOME BLOG CANDY
I'm giving away this i-rock from imaginisce along with some accents of metal.  I love mine... All you have to do is leave a message on this post
and I would really like it if you became a follower...that would just make my day.  I will be drawing the winner Monday at 9 a.m. using random.org.  Please leave a way for me to contact you.

HAPPY HOPPING AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Your next stop is Sandra's blog at 365daysofcricut.blogspot.com

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Card Swap - Warm Winter Wishes

Hi Everybody,
I wanted to share my Christmas cards I made for totally-stamps.blogspot.com Christmas card swap. I used Create a Critter for the penguin. I think he's so cute. This is a matchbook card that was inspired by Mary over at cardztv.blogspot.com and inside is a packet of cider. I hope you all enjoy. Let me know what you think. Take care.
Susan

Thursday, November 4, 2010

WINNERS...WINNERS...WINNERS!!!

Hi All...I have 2 winners. Here they are:

WINNER #1

Gina at GiGi's Creative Designs said....
Thanks so much for being so sweet! Your blog candy is awesome and I hope I get a chance to win :) Keep sharing your cute cards, I love seeing what you come up with :)
Happy Halloween!
Gina

WINNER #2

rodrunlady said...
Hi Susan,
Nice giveaway package, also I loved your video you did great for your first one. Awesome finds too, your blog is great!!

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PLAYING...
That was so fun I'll be doing more. Congratulations ladies. I will be contacting you both soon.

Have a wonderful day...Susan

GIVE AWAY X 2

Good Morning All,

I will announce my winners this evening. We have had an unexpected family situation and I have to tend to that. I'm excited though...can't wait to announce my winners. Have a wonderful day my friends and please keep my family in your prayers.

Hugs, Susan

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Bottle Swap **NOW CLOSED**

Hi Everyone,

I am hosting my first bottle swap. I think it will be so fun. Especially around Christmas.

Here is how it's going to work:
1. Price limit is no less than $10 and no more than $15.
2. The size of the bottle needs to be a 1 liter bottle.
3. U.S. shipping addresses only (so sorry..out of country shipping would be too pricey).
4. I will close the swap on November 15 by 9am Eastern time or when we have 20 participants (whichever comes first).

Please send me your name, email, blog & shipping address and a list of your favorite things, colors, etc. to
ChristmasBottleSwap@yahoo.com so I can get you signed up.

If you go onto youtube.com and type in bottle swap, it will give you ideas on how to fill your bottle and how to ship it. Also, once I gather all the names and pair all of you up, I will be giving more direction.

I'm really excited about this and we'll try as hard as we can to make this run smooth and make it as fun as possible.

Take Care, Susan

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Fall DT Project

Good Morning Everyone,
My sweet friend Michelle over at totally-stamps.blogspot.com has asked me to be on her design team and of course I jumped on the offer. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful scrapbooking sisters in my life.

Michelle asked us to make a Fall/Thanksgiving themed project (cards, tags, layouts, etc.) and this is what I came up with.

We are having Thanksgiving at my house this year and this layout will be perfect for one of the MANY photos I will take. I hope you all enjoy. Have a wonderful day.

Susan

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Luv Scrapping Together hit 100

Hi All,
My scrappy sister Saundra (luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com) just hit 100 followers on her blog and she's having a give away. So head on over for a chance to win.
Hugs, Susan
P.S. I'm also having a give away so don't forget to leave a comment on the Giveaway X 2 post with a way to contact you.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

GIVE AWAY X 2


Hi All,

Well, this is my first give away and I'm giving away 2 prizes. Both prizes will consist of a 5x7 paper stack by Prima called the Sasha Paper Collection. It has some really beautiful papers in it. Also, a cute little bucket of Prima flowers which has some beautiful pretty fall colors in it and in the lid is some cutie little chip board flowers and this sweet little set of Autumn Splendor clear frames from Making Memories.
You have until next Wednesday, November 3 at midnight Eastern time to leave a comment on this post and I will use Random.org to pick 2 winners.
I really appreciate all of you following my blog. It means so much to me. I love making new friends and the encouragement we all give each other is so awesome.

Thanks and Hugs, Susan

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Witchy Poo Card

Hi Again...I made this Halloween card to send to my mom and dad. I think they'll get a kick out of it. I just love that cute little witch. I hope you enjoy.
Susan

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Animal Theme


Hi Everyone,
Here is my entry for Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. I know that a turkey isn't "technically" an animal but I couldn't resist this cutie little turkey. I thought this card turned out really cute and I love, love, love the iRock. If I could find a reason to put bling on everything I made, I would.
Also, I got some very good news. I have been asked to be on the design team over at
totally-stamps.blogspot.com by Michelle. I am so honored that she asked me. Go over to her blog and visit...she is one talented lady.
Thanks for stopping by.
Susan