Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In God's Plan

We hear It's in God's plan but sometimes we just don't understand WHY! I know everyone can relate to that! Well I have done a layout about this related to some stresses in my life. So I thought I would share it! By the way the layout is done using the October Sunshine harvest kit from Scrap Friendzy

Friday, September 30, 2011

Its a Birthday Party! A scrappy one!!!

COme Join Us! Tell them SusieQ sent you!

Friday, September 23, 2011

LCOM sketch time!

I loved the sketch once again, here is my layout with my grandfather, my brother and pudgy me! YEp even then I was pudgy!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My first Scrap Friendzy DT challenge

So many great challenges are up and going over at Scrap Friendzy RIGHT NOW!
So head over to Scrap Friendzy and check out the Design Star Challenges!

My layout is from my missions trip to St. Kitts in 1998. Yes I said 1998, I am a little behind! In the upper photo we are singing "This little light of Mine" to the children. We helped build a preschool on the Island of St. Kitts. In St. Kitts preschool is mandatory. The previous building had holes, it was so bad! Well that is another layout I have to do, the photos of the old building! Yep and even the photos of the new building! But for now here is the layout of the children! I pray that these children will always let their light Shine!
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Want to see a window to my world???

My 2nd post on the Altered Project Blog is up AND I love it! Take a look and a comment would be greatly appreciated!
I cannot wait to see what you think!

Also some exciting News!!!
I applied for the design team on Scrap Friendzy and was Chosen!!!
I have been part of this board for a long time and it is a great board with lots of challenges and wonderful friendly gals! Head over and check it out and tell them SusieQ sent you!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wow can you believe that summer is almost over

It has amazed me how fast this summer has flown by! Today I sat out on my patio and it felt like FALL! Now I love fall but this is just a little to fast for me!!!!

It also amazes me that we are all ready at sketch #95 on the LCOM sketch blog!!!
And what an amazing sketch it is! I loved working with it!
So here is my layout from Sketch 95!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sketch 93 up at the LCOM sketch blog!

Well actually it has been up a few days but due to a death in the family and traveling to S.C. due to the death I am a bit behind!
So headed over to the LCOM sketch blog before it is too late!

Here is my layout for sketch 93
This is a layout with a photo from hubby's and my trip to Puerto Rico

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


My first post is up on The Altered Project blog! Check out my Birdhouse! Please be sure to leave a comment!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A great sale and a contest

a great sale is going on at Let's Capture Our Memories!

a great sale is going on at Let's Capture Our Memories!

Hurry you still have time to participate in the contest for some great Tim Holtz products!

So the altered project blog is having a contest!
head over and check it out
The Altered Project Blog

Saturday, July 16, 2011

SKETCH 91 is up!!!

WOW how time does fly! sketch 91 is up on the LET'S Capture Our Memories blog! Once again the sketch designers are AWESOME! I love the sketch! They are always so great and easy to make a gorgeous layout!

So here is my layout inspired by sketch 91!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


So last friday I went to a Copics Certification class! I am sold! I am in love! I truly enjoyed the class and am pleased to say that I am now a Copics Certified designer!! WOOT WOOT! Notice my little tag on the side bar on the right! It looks like this....

I am behind on posting the sketch from last week at LCOM due to the fact I was away camping. But here is my layout from the wonderful sketch!!!

Pictures and layouts from my camping and my NEW camper coming soon! (well the camper is new to me!!!)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The new "alterd project inc" DESIGN TEAM !!

Holly Connors {australia}
Heidi Bound {new york}
Jennifer Hottinger-sloan {canada}
Cynthia Renaud {brazil}
Yatie Tajudin {maylasia}
Sue Kithcart {New York}
Michelle Viaje {canada}

Yes the bold one is me!!! woo hoo!

I was going to share a layout I did also but blogger is giving me problems uploading images today GRRRRRR!

Monday, June 27, 2011

So life is getting in the way!

LOL Life seems to get in the way sometimes and I get so behind on my blog! I truly need to find a way to make myself more consistent in posting!

I am getting excited! Next week on friday I am going to be taking a Copics class to become a Copics Certified Teacher. Being certified is not as exciting as the fact that I will learn more about my Copics markers! ALSO for the very first time ever I am going to get to meet some ladies from a scrapbook forum!!!

I think I have a new favorite layout!!! I did a scraplift from the fatastic Zoe Newburg and I just love the layout!
Here is Zoe's blog! So many awesome layouts/ideas!
here is my new favorite layout

More exciting news!
I received another blog award!!!

This Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award was actually awarded to me by two sweet ladies, Tracy and Lu. Thanks Ladies for your encouraging words and the compliment!
Head over to Tracy and Lu's blogs for some wonderful inspiiration
Tracy's blog
Lu's Blog

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link. (see above)
2. Answer 7 random facts about yourself. (see below)
3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies. (see below)


So, here we go. Here are 7 very random facts about me:

1) I was born in my grandmothers house because my mother refused to go to the hospital.

2) I love flowers and gardening and love the feel of working with rich soil with my bare hands.

3) I am not just a scrapper but also a decorative painter

4) I have been working for months on a huge, and I mean huge mural at my church.

5) I am a registered nurse and one of the best jobs I have had was Labor and Delivery nurse

6) I have been on three missions trips, one to Albania, one to St. Kitts and one to Macon Georgia to a Childrens home. Planning to go to Czech Republic next year.

7) I have been married to the most wonderful man for almost 36 years

Here are 8 fabulous bloggers who I am forwarding this blog award on to. Please take a few minutes to visit their blogs and share the love. There is an enormous amount of inspiration on their blog pages.

1) Sandi at Sandi Lee Scraps. She creates wonderful cards and layouts. I am excited that I will soon get to meet her face to face, as she is also taking the copics class!

2) Sarah at Miss Hippy Chick . Sarah is a sweet lady who does some awesome layouts and is presently starting an altered project challenge blog.

3) Melissa at Melissa's Scrapbooking Spot. Melissa is my card making idol! I absolutely love her cards!

4) Jenny at Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven. She has the cutest little blog with some great inspiration!

5) Lau at Bunnie Scraps. A sweet little blog done by a very caring lady!

6) Angie at Angie's cards and scraps Angie does and amazing job with digital stamps! Super sweet stuff!

please forgive me but I am only sharing 6 blogs! I have been to so many friends blogs who already received this award and I did not want to give it to people who already have it! So I have decided that six is enough!

Thanks again Lu and Tracy for the blog award. I truly appreciate it! I feel so blessed and pray you will both have a year filled with blessings!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Are you ready for Summer?

I am so ready!

Well how about a scrappy contest called 28 Days of Summer Fun
Each day a challenge, a game, or a prize will be posted!!!!!!!! Don't miss out on the fun!
So head on over to Let's Capture Our Memories and check it out! Don't forget to tell them SusieQ sent you!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

I was featured

I was featured on a great blog on May 28th but of course it was when my cable was down so I could not share it! SO I am sharing it now!!!
The blog is called Faithfully yours! It is a blog dedicated to remembering God in your everyday life by Faithbooking!
I was so complimented when I received an email from the Owner Dawn Stegall who saw one of my layouts and asked if she could share it on her blog!
Please check out the blog. When you go to the blog, you will see squares, I am in the middle square in the 2nd row under spotlight saturday.
Thank you Dawn!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

A fun scrappy contest and why I have been gone

First I want to share about a great scrappy contest with a fabulous prize!

Sign up for My Scraps Got Talent and you could walk away with this great new collection from echo park paper co, "Country Drive" , if you are the grand prize winner! There will also be many more great weekly prizes given away as well!! So what are you waiting for...get yourself signed up here today !!! Challenges start on June 3rd.
So head over to My Scraps and More and tell them SusieQ sent you!

We had a bad storm hit us last thursday and lost internet for 6 days, electric was thankfully only 2 days. The storm ripped the top off 5 of our pines. Knocked a tree across our driveway and also one fell from one side of the driveway across the driveway but did not fall as it landed and was held up by the electric wires.

thought I would share a few photos of the damage. sorry did not get any of the driveway as the electric company cleaned it up before I got out with the camera.

this is just a few of the photos we took

all these pines were basically the same height before the storm, five had the tops taken off.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a wonderful new challenge blog!

Hey all you scrappers! I found a new challenge blog I am really excited about! It is called Scrapping Everyday Miracles. They are brand new and will be starting challenges June 1st but in the mean time if you head over to their blog you will find a great challenge going on to win a wonderful load of scrap goodies!!! I for one would love to win it!!!

Now don't forget the post before this where you can also win scrap goodies from me! Who doesn't love blog candy!!! I know when the postman brings me a rak I am so motivated to scrap!
Speaking of scrapping I guess I should show you a layout I did this past week!

Monday, May 09, 2011

National scrapbooking day! win a rak!

Saturday was national scrapbooking day! I only got one layout done on saturday but I got 3 done on Sunday Mother's Day!

How was your Mother's Day? I have had better Mother's Days but it was not too bad. I have one son who gives me some grief and I will leave it at that. But I had two of my grandson's here and that was great. My oldest son moved into his first home they are buying and that was good! Cannot wait to go down south and see it!! Hubby got me a new paper trimmer I was asking for and I am thrilled with that.

I did these layouts this weekend, and thought I would share them with you!

Okay now for the Rak.
I am on an inspirational team for a FAITH based scrapbooking site and would like to see more people join us! Come join the site and do at least 10 posts and I will put your name in the drawing. So head over to and Garden of Grace and Becky you are in the drawing already!!! I will hold this open until May 19th.
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sketch 80 and blog candy!

Lets capture these sketches is already on sketch #80, where has the time gone!

Here is my layout

Buzzy Bee designs is having a blog candy give away!!!
Go check it out, the more that do the bigger the candy!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Posing for photos!

Do you have problems getting family photos! We had a hard enough time getting the photos of the adults say nothing about the kids!

So I thought I would share with you a few of the whoops photos!

But first I wanted to also share that I have been accepted on another team!
I am now on the inspirational team of a christian scrapbooking site!!
Check it out and tell them SusieQ sent you!!!
From Here 2 Scraternity

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

I missed my own blog birthday!

I have been pretty miserable lately. Almost steady migraines, then went to the doctors and received 24 injections in the head, face and neck! Hoping it makes a difference!!! Then not sure if it is from my new med or the fact that they may have to increase my med but all I have wanted to do is sleep. So due to all those factors I missed drawing my rak winner!! so I am here now and drawing the winner! Thank you so much to all who participated!!!

Tracey aka Garden of Grace! congrats!! please pm me your snail mail!!! I will be adding a little extra to the gift for being late drawing and also for all the wonderful comments!!!

again thank you all!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Day 2 of my Birthday Party!!! Candy time!!

Well it is day 2 and I am sadly disappointed to say NO one has commented yet for a chance at some Scrappy rak!!! But I am happy to say you have 6 more days!!! So check the post below and see what you must do!

Now I would like to share a layout I did for the Cookin up Creations Chef contest! This is my layout for week 1 of the contest!!!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

MY BLOG IS almsot 5 years old!!! Candy time

So it is time to P-A-R-T-Y.
Here is the scoop! IN six days my blog will be 5 years old, that is on Tuesday April 12th. So from now until Wed. April 13th you can will chances at the rak pictured below! The drawing chances will end at Midnight Tuesday April 12th with the drawing on Wed. April 13th.

Here is how to win chances! Leave a comment on my blog and become a follower if you are not already for 1 chance. Post this on your blog or facebook, a scrapbooking forum. Leave me a comment with the places you have posted it and you will get a chance for each place you post it!

NOW HERE is an exciting part. For every 10 comments I get I will add something else to the rak!! So make sure you spread the word!!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

It is almost Party Time!

I started a couple weeks ago picking up some items for a birthday party Rak! Starting tomorrow 1 week before my blog birthday, I will be start posting how you can win the rak. Just a hint, there are stamps, cardstock and much more in the blog birthday candy!!! So come back and see!!!
just showing a bit of what I have been up to