Monday, April 21, 2014

Real Life

Hi all! Back today to share a few recent creations for Chic Tags. Sorry I have been a bit absent from here. Busy living "real life" and enjoying a visit from my dad and then Easter weekend road trip to St. Louis. All in all a lovely but busy week. Lots of chatting, catching up, some dining out and dining in, a trip to the zoo and Ted Drewes custard stand, breakfast downtown at Roosters; it was all good. How can it not be when shared with those you love? To add to the happiness, I ran into my dear scrapping bestie, Jules, at the zoo! Which was crazy as she now lives in Kansas. So fun how life gives us each these little moments of extraordinary goodness. An extra little blessing to all of the others experience while living real life.
Speaking of real life, I have documented a bit of it here below, using Chic Tags exclusive wood veneers and "real life" stamp from the sold out April kit. (The wood veneers, I believe, are still available though!)

I stitched some journaling rows with gold metallic thread and then stamped the "Real Life" circle stamp in a rainbow of colors for "bullet points" to each day. Lots of thoughts about daily real life stories and blessings.


For the right side I enlarged to 8.5 x 11, a photo my Mick (my dear hubby) took last week. He often does this while he is away on travel. It's a nice way for us to stay connected and I often love the photos he shares. (Especially when they are this stunning!) I added text to it in Photoshop Elements and made sure to leave space to add the gold Chic Tags alphabet stickers for my sentiment/thought I had when putting this layout together with the photo + words. 


I am off to finish up some laundry and then to scrap with my May Cocoa Daisy kits! I will be back soon with a few sneaks for you! 
Hope you had a great weekend!
Suz




















Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Cocoa Daisy April "Hint of Sunshine" Reveal

Happy Tuesday April Fool's Day y'all!

Seriously though, no joking here! The April Cocoa Daisy Kits are golden! Literally and figuratively. They are filled with lots of touches of gold and complemented with navy, lush greens and yellows and lots and lots of lovely little tidbits and fabulous embellishments.

Here are a few of my designs I created with the kits.






More details, photos,  and inspiration can be found here (scroll all of the way down to find my gallery of designs) along with the kits that are for sale (while supplies last!) to all today here

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hint of Sunshine | Cocoa Daisy April Kit Sneaks

Happy Spring all! Well, I we have been at least feeling it a bit here finally. But if Spring hasn't quite reached your neck of the world yet, fear not, April's @cocoadaisykits will be sure to brighten your days (and your scrapbook albums) until it truly arrives where you are!

This month's kits packs a bright and cheery punch with pops of yellow and glistening golds and is complemented by grassy greens, navy blues and gorgeous grays. There are also some lighter hues and  pastels intermingled here and there, so something for everyone!!

Here are a few sneaks of what's in store this month. And let me tell you, I couldn't decided which kits to get this month, so I ordered them all! Yes, they are that awesome!

Have a looksee:

DITL, Add-on 2, exclusive patterned paper

Main and add-on paper:

Love the ombre washi and the Jillibean Soup placemats in Add-on2 (Dewdrop)!!

And how cute is this fox stamp?


I will be back later to add a few more sneaks! Happy Tuesday!
Suz

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Suz's Scrap Room Tour

Hi all! I am here today to share with you some video clips of my recent scrap room renovation that including ripping out old carpet, installing new porcelain woodgrain tile flooring, and the installation of additional overhead task lighting above my scrap desk.



Please bear with me as I am definitely a novice with videography. I used my iPhone (it's the only current video technology we have so I have recorded in small clips to try to minimize download times. It is rudimentary at best, but I figure it gives you a better idea of the space and how I/my family utilize it versus static images.

I apologize in advance for my short-winded voice and congestion. I have been fighting some severe allergies and asthmatic symptoms. I also appear to have been afflicted with a case of the "whatnots." Listen and you shall hear. ;) LOL

Now, on to the video clips --

 Scrap Room Tour Part 1

Scrap Room Tour Part 2

Mobile Crafting Station

Wall Storage & Organization

And there, you have it. That is the state of my "Work in Progress" space. Please feel free to ask questions in the comment section below or share your favorite ways to organize your scrap space!

GIVEAWAY ALERT!! I am giving away one March Main Kit Exclusive stamp set to one lucky winner. Simply leave a comment here or on the Cocoa Daisy Blog. I will post a winner here on Friday, March 21 as well as on Instagram/Twitter and on the Cocoa Daisy Blog. @SuzMannecke is my user name. *US residents only please due to shipping charges. Thanks for understanding!
Have a great day and good luck!

Suz








Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pocket Page Scrapbooking with Chic Tags | March Kit

Hello everyone and happy Spring Break to those of you who happen to be "breaking" now.

Here with you today to share with you lots of bits and pieces from the playful and bright March Pocket Page Kit on sale now here. My layout covers Week 10 (aka the week of Spring Break preparation).



 This week was filled with two snow days, play auditions for my youngest, attending To Kill A Mockingbird play (the whole family loved), a trip to our cabin, prepping and departure for our Spring Break Vacation, and remembering my big sister, Linda.


Note: *Click on any image to view larger. 

To start, I layered up my weekly title page and used the adorably cute "snapshots" camera stamp included in this month's kit as well as the striped arrow. Beside this weekly title card I cut up some Cloud 9 paper "Dreamy" (coming soon!!!) and punched a few mini starbursts to mimic snowflakes, to add to the theme of several of my Snow Day photos.

I layered a few more tags from the March kit onto the "Story of My Life" 4x 6 card and used the"little moments" arrow (trimmed from the base strip of the Cloud 9 "Lovely" paper (coming soon!!) to draw the eye into the circle tag ("every single day"). The "date" stamp from January's kit was used on my weekly card as well. I love that Chic Tags stamps are very practical and can be used over and over again on my Pocket Page layouts as well as my other designs!

 Above and below I have used some of the fabulous exclusive flair in this month's kit ("sweet" and "totally us").

Beneath the "photos + stories" tag I used another of this month's exclusive stamps (I used Staz On jet black ink) and journaled in the date and place with a fine point Sharpie.

 I stitched to adhere the little "true/fact" tag included in this month's kit onto the photo of my eldest son playing in the snow.

Then, I added lots of vintage type journaling to this cute and practical "highlights from this week" 4 x 6 journaling card.
And there ya have it! Week Ten complete 

Pocket Page Scrapbooking with Chic Tags | March Kit

Hello everyone and happy Spring Break to those of you who happen to be "breaking" now.

Suz here with you today to share with you lots of bits and pieces from the playful and bright March Pocket Page Kit on sale now here. My layout covers Week 10 (aka the week of Spring Break preparation).



 This week was filled with two snow days, play auditions for my youngest, attending To Kill A Mockingbird play (the whole family loved), a trip to our cabin, prepping and departure for our Spring Break Vacation, and remembering my big sister, Linda.


Note: *Click on any image to view larger. 

To start, I layered up my weekly title page and used the adorably cute "snapshots" camera stamp included in this month's kit as well as the striped arrow. Beside this weekly title card I cut up some Cloud 9 paper "Dreamy" (coming soon!!!) and punched a few mini starbursts to mimic snowflakes, to add to the theme of several of my Snow Day photos.

I layered a few more tags from the March kit onto the "Story of My Life" 4x 6 card and used the"little moments" arrow (trimmed from the base strip of the Cloud 9 "Lovely" paper (coming soon!!) to draw the eye into the circle tag ("every single day"). The "date" stamp from January's kit was used on my weekly card as well. I love that Chic Tags stamps are very practical and can be used over and over again on my Pocket Page layouts as well as my other designs!

 Above and below I have used some of the fabulous exclusive flair in this month's kit ("sweet" and "totally us").

Beneath the "photos + stories" tag I used another of this month's exclusive stamps (I used Staz On jet black ink) and journaled in the date and place with a fine point Sharpie.

 I stitched to adhere the little "true/fact" tag included in this month's kit onto the photo of my eldest son playing in the snow.

Then, I added lots of vintage type journaling to this cute and practical "highlights from this week" 4 x 6 journaling card.
And there ya have it! Week Ten complete!

Be back soon with some @Cocoa Daisy April sneaks!! :) ;)

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I'm Lucky In Love| Product Showcase @ComeOnGetCrafty

Well hello there! Happy Luck O' the Irish to you! I am up on the Come On Get Crafty blog today showcasing several fabulous products from the COGC shop.

Here is a little bit of my design and the full details and images can be found here: Come On Get Crafty

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Do you celebrate anything in March? Fat Tuesday? St. Patrick's Day? A special birthday of a loved one? Even though I'm not Irish, I do enjoy the green, shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow! It just spells out fun times!!
Catch ya later! Have a great day! 
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

@ChicTags March 2014 Pocket Page Scrapbooking Kit -Available Now!

Sorry that I have been a bit missing from my blog the past few days. My Mac was out of commission as was/is my scrap space while we had the carpet ripped out and had new woodgrain porcelain ceramic tile installed in the space the past two days. We got much accomplished, however, I am at the bare essentials right now while we get the space back in order.

Meanwhile, as we were up to our knees (or in this case down on our knees helping with the tiling) in mortar dust, the Chic Tags March Kit became available for sale here!!

It is another fabulous month with bright pops of color along with some pastels too. The exclusive stamps are cute and practical and the exclusive wood veneer patterned numbers are fabulous! I just got my kit this week and can't wait to share what I create with the kit here in the near future.

In the meantime, enjoy these kit  images below and hop on over to Chic Tags to order your exclusive March kit *while supplies last!




See? Aren't these polka dot patterned exclusive wood veneers fabulous?!! :)


Be back as soon as possible with more scrappiness!
Suz