Dec 27, 2007

Baby it's cold outside

Magistical Memories is starting a new monthly kit... and OMG it's beautiful. Check it out below....

This is what you get.

1 Clear Snowglobe Book 3 pages
1 Snowman Hat Chipboard Book
1 "!" Chipboard Bookmark
1 Chipboard Snow Word
1 Chipboard Snowman Scarf and Nose
2 Chipboard Snowflakes
2 Small Chipboard Brackets
1 Chipboard Cardinal
1 Chipboard Cup 12 Monthly Calender Tags 2008
1 Baby its Cold Outside Tag
1 Snowflake Tag
2 Round Winter Scenes Tags
1 Sheet Lined Owl paper
1 Sheet Lined Red & Black Paper
1 Small Dollie
1 Large Dollie
1 "Winter" Fabric
1 Branch Felt
3 Sparkle Felt Circles (Snowman)
2 Glass Beads
1 Bag Buttons
1 Assortment of Star Sequins
1 String of 10 Red Beads
2 Yards Ribbon
5 "Let it Snow" Post its
6 Holly Leaves
2 Turquoise Shells
1 Package Vintage Mica Snow
1 Sheet Holly Green Letters

Basic Grey Pine Branch / Avalanche Paper
*1 8 3/4" 6" Scallop Frame (Holds 4 x 6 Picture)
*1 4" Scallop Circle
*2 Mittens (with red felt for trim)
*1 Assortment of Snowflakes & Snowflake Circles
*1 12" Strip
*3 Pointed Maggie papers

Basic Grey Yuletide / Wintermint Paper
*1 Rectangle Scallop
*2 Large Brackets
*2 Small Brackets
*4 Stars *1 12" Strip

Basic Grey Glisten / Avalanche Paper
*12 x 12 Scallop Page

Basic Grey Wreath / Sugar Cookie Paper
* 1 Fancy Frame
* 1 Scallop Lace Border
* Scallop Square
* 1 12" Strip
* 1 Assortment of Stars
* 1 Assortment of Snowflakes

Scenic Route Rockland Prescott Street Paper
*Circle Solid Border

Doodlebug Sugar Coated Card Stock Font, snowflakes
* 4 of A, E, I, O, U, R, S, T, L & N, and two of each of the rest
* Circle Open Border
* Snow word
* Snowflakes

** This Product is not available for wholesale**

You can buy this now over at

Dec 21, 2007

And the winners are.......

First let me explain... I have been designing chipboard for Magistical Memories for a little over a year now and I have to say it really has been an amazing experience!!! I know a lot of people still haven't heard of Magistical Memories so this is my way of getting the word out there. If you haven't checked it out yet, please do. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Now... why I picked these 5 winners here... yes 5. Well simply because you put in your blog post that you have never heard of Magistical Memories. :-)

(1) TwinMommyScrapper said... Ooo, RAK! Look forward to meeting you at CE '08! Thanks for the fun contest!Jennifer L. :)December 18, 2007 1:49 PM

2) cookeldy said... Hi...your blog looks great. I can't wait to follow your crafty life. I am not familiar with the item you are giving away....but I'm a chipboard I'm excited. December 22 is my birthday....I'll be thinking good RAK thoughts when you draw a name on
December 21. Your generosity of this gift is a true joy at the holidays Mary Mitchell December 18, 2007 2:53 PM

3) AFScrapperMom said... Hi, welcome to blogdom, I have no clue what it is, but we are Disney bound in March!Here's my hangout! 18, 2007 5:02 PM

(4) ScrapbookinMama said... Great blog!! LOVE LOVE LOVE chipboard, but haven't ever heard of Magistical Memories.Thanks and Happy Holidays!~Sonia~ScrapbookinMama December 19, 2007 6:32 AM

(5)Pam in Moncton said... I love the picture in your banner. Great blog. I also have never heard of Magistical Memories but I'm all for any type of chipboard. Pam December 19, 2007 12:38 PM

Now what you need to do is go to Magistical Memories and click on designs by Susan Rodriguez (that's me) pick one thing and let me know what it is... email me... and I'll send it off to you after the Christmas Holiday. Isn't that easy?

Now for my Grand Prize Winners....
Do you like my new Monsters? You each get a package of each (Marky Mark the big monster, Johnny the little monster & Josh the little monster). How is that for promoting myself. LOL.

(1) Rosy said... Ooooh--can't wait to see the new goodies! Love your blog, I'll definitely be a regular!December 12, 2007 4:55 PM

(2) Dawn said... Totally love the banner, and of course who doesn't love some RAK?Thanks!!!dawnDecember 14, 2007 5:05 PM

(3)Heather L said... Love your Blog and your banner is adorable! I would love me some chip board from Magistical Memories.December 19, 2007 7:40 PM

All of you please make sure you email me with your address so that I can get your prize package out to you right away.

Dec 20, 2007

Don't forget to leave a comment for the RAK...


I am so excited. I'm going to see how much I can give away, and most likely I'll be pulling more then one name. Why not right, I never play by the rules anyway.

I'm off to call Crystle to see how much I can actually give away... hope she doesn't kill me. LOL.

And if you have never heard of Magistical Memories chipboard *GASP* go and check it out. Let me know what you think.

Dec 18, 2007

My boys

These are my boys, been thinking about them a lot lately. My oldest graduates this year and my youngest graduates next year. They are growing up much to fast.

This layout here I may change up. I don't like the way I did the text strips.

This here is my youngest showing off his birthday PJs. Silly kid.

Magistical Memories New Design Team

How did I forget to post this?

Sue Fields
Roree Rumph
Kristi Hellyer
Jill Gerathy Groves
Kelly Evans
Jill Deling
Leena Loh
Megan Renfree
Becky Heisler
Rebecca Bose

You really have to check out their work. I am so excited to have them on the Design Team. They really are talented.. and I promise to behave for the first few days they are on the DT, after that... the bucket is coming out to play!

Can't wait to work with you ladies :-)

Dec 14, 2007

Doing it the digi way

Did you know I also can do digital layouts?
Below are some of my favorites.

This one is my all time favorite. It's a freestyle digital layout. It was so much fun to create.

Do you own one of these i-zone cameras? Well I do and I had let some little ones at my house play with it. Out of some of those little pictures I put this layout together. This was one of my first digital layouts.

You probably can't see it but in this photo we were both sporting our afro's. LOL..

I actually have this one posted up in my office. I get lots of compliments on it. This little boy is just so adorable, and he really is cheesy like this.

This one is super cool. I wrote a tutorial on how to create a photo shop brush out of your photos. Check it out HERE. What do you think? Did I make it sound easy? It really is. I need to brush up on my digital layout skills, I haven't done one in a while.

I just realized I have to many favorites. If you want to see more CLICK HERE.

Dec 12, 2007

Family Love

I realized all my first layout postings were layouts all about me... no shame!! So here is some family love.

Look at how little they all looked. I don't even know when I took this picture. WOW the memories... this is what it's all about right? Cherishing those memories.

This picture was taken during the time I was going through a lot with losing my grandparents, I can't even tell you how I took that picture but I love it.

I love this layout! When I completed it the boys looked at it and went aaahhh mom it's so pretty. The coolest part is that they all let me take these pictures with them. My cheesy boys.

In honor of my new scrappy blog.....

Do you love chipboard as much as I do? I mean.....reeaaalllyyyy love it? If so leave me a comment. I'll draw a name... lets say... on the 21st of December ... and I'll send you some Magistical Memories goodies. You can enter more then once.. why not huh... so just leave me a comment.

I just love to give away goodies....

I got the inside scoop on some new stuff coming out in January... OMG.. Crystle is really out doing herself. I can't say what it is but I know all MM fans will love it.

Oh one more thing... the new design team has been picked.... I AM SO EXCITED!!! There was just so much talent it was hard to pick the ones we did. I wish I could send everyone who applied a thank you gift you all deserved it.

Dec 11, 2007

Ever wondered what my desk looks like?

This was such a fun and easy layout to create.

This is where I spend most of my waking hours. Do I love it? My desk? Yes a bit. It's my quiet happy place. LOL.

Don't leave home without it

HAHAH ironic thing is I don't even own an American Express card.
I just love all those magazine ad's using the cards so I thought.. hey why not create my own. So here it is.

Roll with me.

I love this layout. Only because I would never be caught dead with this outfit in public.. no but wait... I do wear those shorts (for running) but that hair.. no way! Oh and the make up... never.. only because I hardly wear any.