Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop

Once again we are doing our Simply Stars blog hop. The theme for this one is Christmas!! My favourite time of the year.

For my project today, I made the cute 6 Panel Mini Milk Carton. I can't wait to find the right size candle and give these to my daughter's teachers for Christmas.

Here it is!

Here is the supply list:
  • Gumball Green Card Stock 126840
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock 101650
  • Be of Good Cheer DSP 126896
  • Wonderful Winterland Stamp Set 123819
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad 101406
  • Early Espresso Ink 126974
  • Stampin' Write Markers 119806 &126856
  • Stamping Sponges 101610
  • 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon 119960
  • Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine 123125
  • Extra-Large Tag Punch 119866
  • Big Shot Machine 113439
  • Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die 117310
  • Crop-a-dile (retired)
Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!


Head over to Heather's blog!

1. Heather Summers
2. Christine Dionne
3. Martha Inchley
4. Laura Richey
5. Sundee Himburg
6. Marja Deeth
7. Anne Granger
8. Kristy Strawbridge
9.Steph Cremin
10. Susie Hamm

Monday, October 22, 2012

Simply Stars Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, I am excited to be a part of the Simply Stars team. The ladies on this team are amazingly talented!! We have started a blog hop, which I am excited about but also nervous. Our first blog hop project was to be anything Halloween, so a card, 3-d item, scrapbook, and MDS.

For my first project, I made a card. My daughters have been so excited to decorate for Halloween this year. With every project I make to decorate our house more, the excitement builds in them for Halloween day.

Here is the supply list:
  •  Basic Gray Card Stock 121044
  • Rich Razzleberry Card Stock 115316
  • Always Artichoke Card Stock 105119
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock 101650
  • Toxic Treats Stamp Set 127901
  • Border Banter Stamp Set 128930
  • Basic Gray Ink 126981
  • Rich Razzleberry Ink 126950
  • Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon 127844
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246
  • Big Shot Machine 113439
  • Labels Collection Framelits 125598
  • Paper-Piercing Tool 126189
  • Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199
  • Festive Paper-Piercing Pack 127857
Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack. Stampin' Up! has added over 70 items.

Now hop on over to the talented Tracey!

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
6. Susie Hamm (me!!)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Close to being 4 no more...

Gotta love that Sydney is right!! Almost turning 5, Sydney is very much the same as when she turned 4 except for school. Thankfully she loves going to school every day that she has to go and begs to go the days she doesn't go. Love that change about her!!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Sydney's first birthday!

I am working hard on getting a craft night planned for the month of October. At the same time, I'm working on my Christmas card class so lots is going on around here.

Here is another MDS page.

Here's a page of Sydney celebrating her first birthday! I love the text all the way around the square punch.


Sunday, September 30, 2012's been a while

I can't believe it's been 3 months since my last post. So sorry about that.

Here is our little Carsyn! She loves having her picture taken. This is her expression every time!! Love it!!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Working away in my stampin' studio...

I've been working on my stampin' studio for the past week. I still don't have walls for a room to call my own (lots of other things going on instead) but I'm okay with that. My girls leave my Stampin' Up! products alone so I'm not worried about that. I've been organizing and creating spaces for things such as my stamps, card stock, punches and more. I didn't realize how much time it would take to get this area the way I wanted it.

The girls and I gave my husband his bike licence and this motorcycle for his 30th birthday! He was so excited!! Unfortunately, he ended up selling it due to not having time to ride anymore. He works late every day and weekends in the summer are filled with camping and dirt bike races. We also bought a new camping trailer for our camping trips!

This layout was another one that I got from the great Heather Summers MDS class that I took over the winter months.

Hope you have a wonderful week!


Friday, June 22, 2012

Father's Day Page...

I know that Father's day has passed already but I wanted to share what we made for my husband. It is a MDS page and made very quick and easily then printed at home.

Once we printed the page we trimmed it down to just outside the border then added Marina Mist card stock to give it a finished look.

The girls were excited to give there scrapbooked cards, school projects and this page to their daddy.

Hope you're having a great summery day!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Rainbow Fun

I loved doing this page. It did take a bit of time to get my rainbow, buttons, and brads in place but the end results is well worth it!

I created the rainbow background using the Hello Baby pennant punch. I started with the green one. Once I created the size that I wanted and the angle I wanted I copied and pasted the rest. I had to find the right angle for each of them. On mine it worked out to be rotated by 15s.

The white circles is the dotted circle large stamp from the Circle Circus stamp set. I did enlarge it but I'm not concerned with the fluzzy look. I made sure that there was one large circle in each colour. Then I added the buttons and brads after.

I hope you enjoyed this page.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Announcing some new things!!

As you have seen that I've been crazy with the My Digital Studio (MDS), creating scrapbook pages, invitations, and tags. I had my first MDS class last week and I enjoyed it very much. I love being able to share what I love to do with others. Talking about sharing what I love, Stampin' Up! has an upgraded MDS coming our way!! My Digital Studio 2 (MDS 2)!!! This program is available late 2012 but don't wait until the new program comes out to get it. If you order the current MDS now, when the MDS 2 is available you get to download it for FREE!!! That is exciting!!! There are lots of upgrades on this new program! I am excited to get my hands on it!

Our current catalogue is expiring on May 31st which means there are lots of retired items available until May 31st then we get our new caddy!!! I have seen the new catalogue and I love it! There are a few things that I will miss because they are retiring but the great thing about Stampin' Up! is they always come out with new stuff.

Here is a MDS page.

I love this page. These photos were taken when our 3 daughter Carsyn was born. The girls had so much fun getting their picture taken with their new sister!

I hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Family

I love this page especially the feet photo. I do have to say that journalling is a challenge for me. I feel that it's something that opens up my thoughts and feelings to others therefore it's hard to do.

I hope you like this page. Leave me a comment to tell me what you think.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Another MDS Page

When we moved in with my mom we had to give our dog of 8 years away. Titan was such a great dog and we miss him very much. Unfortunately he ran away from his new home. We are still sad that we can not visit him anymore.

Anyway, I enjoyed playing around with this page. The circles are a punch that I aligned to create what looks like a quilt with the title being in the circles.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I love...

My Digital Studio!! I have been very busy playing with this program. I have created several pages. A big thanks to Heather Summers for her MDS course that I'm taking and learning so much from it. As you can see, I've made my blog header and some other things on my blog. It was lots of fun to do.

I've also been very busy with the new home. Lots of organizing going on and still more to do. My Scrap With Susie Studio is not complete yet. I'm really hoping we can get this done soon.

Anyway, here is a page I created with the MDS program.

I hope you have a great Sunday!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Shelby's 4th Birthday

These pictures are from 2 years ago but I just love the expression on Shelby's face when she saw her birthday gift from us. Gotta love how excited children get!

Have a great day!

Friday, March 23, 2012


We have officially moved into our new home! Wow, what a crazy few days. Now my house is still very unorganized but I'm okay with that. I'm slowly working on getting things in their place.

Here's a page for you showing the start of building our home.

Something I've been doing while using My Digital Studio is creating my own embellishments. I created the digger using several layers of punches.

Hope you have a great day and weekend!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Little Baby Girl

Another page today. This is another scrapbook page that I did from the MDS class that I am doing. I am loving this class very much.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Digital Studio Scrapbook Page

I hope you liked my scrapbook page yesterday. I really am enjoying the My Digital Studio program from Stampin' Up! I have created another page. Hope you like it!

One of the great things about this program is that you can match the colours from your photos to the colours on your page! That is what I've done here with the word sisterly and a few other elements on the page.

Just an update on what is going on, I will be only doing My Digital Studio for the next month as we are moving in less then 2 weeks. I hope to get my Stampin' Studio up and running by the beginning of May.

Happy Scrappin' Day!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

My Digital Studio Scrapbook Page

I started a class with my second upline of Stampin' Up! Heather Summers on My Digital Studio. In this class, we are given a scrapbook page to work on whether we case the page or tweak it is up to each person. We get a new page every day. We also get videos of different tricks that we can do with punches, embellishments, colours, photos and so on using MDS (My Digital Studio).
Here is my page of day 1. This page is of my 3rd daughter Carsyn who discovered playing peek-a-boo using the elliptical. I love how quick and easy I can put a page together.

If you are interested in purchasing & learning how to use My Digital Studio please contact me.

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Where have I been...

I would like to apologize for not updating my blog in the last few months. We are still living at my mother's house and my stampin' space is very small and my products are in boxes which I have to search through every time I need something. We are moving in a few weeks. So I hope to get back at posting more often.

I do have some post coming up starting on Monday so please come back and take a peek.

Happy Stampin' Day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Joy to the World Garland

Here is the other gift I made for my daughters' teacher.

Sorry for the background. But hope you like it has much as I do.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas Lollies Wreath

My oldest daughters have an amazing teacher!! They are in JK and SK so therefore have the same teacher but they are on opposite days. I wanted to make something really special for her because she is such a blessing to our girls!!

Here is the first gift I made for her!

This wreath is made with our Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, Card Stock, Simply Scored Tool, Embellishments and Ribbon all from Stampin' Up! Store bought items are: hot glue, hot glue gun and wooden wreath.

Hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it!!