Poised, ready to rock!
It's been a miserable week due to ill health (more below) so I was totally delighted to get an email yesterday telling me my videos are up!

A Guide To Vintage Scrapbooking

Blade Rubber Stamps asked me to do some scrapbooking videos for them, and the first few are now on VideoJug if anyone wants to take a look. Here's just one of them.

Definitely ready, camera turned on....
They're very short sound bites, nothing in-depth, and will probably have you rolling around on the floor, laughing your socks off.

Still waiting...
However, it's my first time in front of a camera so please make allowances. I will put them all on the blog as soon as I get the DVD from the company, without the adverts (sorry about the ads!). Here's the link for the Blade Rubber Blog, which I write (because I can, and because I'm addicted to blogging, lol).

Hope I'm making sense here
A 'baby' layout (Dierdre's baby is now a grown-up teenager and ready to lynch her mother for giving me the photos to use)
Dying for a coffee...
Wow! The coffee's finally arrived... we're also hoping for biscuits...

Here are some of the scrapbook pages demonstrated in the shoot:

MADE TO MEASURE - full view
Closeup of lettering
View showing some of the dimension - and the snap fasteners and safety pins
Closeup of lettering, showing the dimension. I used ink pads to colour the chipboard letters, then covered with Diamond Glaze and threw on some glitter to finish
 The 'baby' page:

Full page view of DINNER TIME featuring Dierdre's daughter Charlie
Closuep of the 3 dangly medallions - I used a circle cutter for these
Another closeup, showing these swing around freely (much fun!)

Another detail view, showing the chipboard lettering - painted white, then Snow glitter on top
And now for another vintage piece:

Vintage Chic - the full piece
Two layers of flowers + foam butterflies (glittered) to add dimension

Another closeup, showing dimensionof chipboard letters (painted lime green, then glittered)
Finally, just one more piece (I should think you've had enough by now)

GUARDIAN ANGELS - closeup of ribbon, brads, photo corners
Closeup of lettering (stickers! See, you can find some nice ones)
GUARDIAN ANGELS - the full piece

Another closeup, showing the different papers  & layers
I'll load the rest during the week, once I've finished photographing them. I have to say the shoot was pretty nerve-wracking at first but went pretty smoothly. And yes, I'd do it again. Quite an experience!

And now I have to send BIG apologies to everyone who visited me last week - because I didn't visit back. In fact, I didn't visit anyone! So much for the big anniversary dinner: I woke up Saturday morning feeling fine, and by early evening was in bed... for the duration. Flu. Bad, nasty flu - we've both had it and have been housebound the entire week. I finally staggered out the house today to the nearest chemist for more Paracetamol, tissues and cough syrup. Isn't it always the way? The best laid plans etc...

pink saturday

Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!


  1. Hooray for you!! Love all your photos and work.. now get some rest!
    Happy PS!

  2. LOVELY Susie, absolutely adoring pages. I've done it a few times for my BF here in my street. She got married last year and I made them a sort of memory book, plus the box it was in I also scrapbooked with texts from the songs we sang in church etc. Turned out very good (even if I say so myself lol) and they were very happy with it too ♥♥

    Hope you feel better.

    Hugs from Marian

  3. Oh these are wonderful Susie,

    The pages are lovely. Those shoots look like they were allot of work, but well worth it.


  4. How exciting to have made videos!! I so loved seeing all of the photos of you and your projects....I know that was a fun experience.

    I hope you are feeling daughter had the flu about 3 wks ago. Fortunately, we didn't get it.....yet. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful PSat!!! Dana

  5. CollectIn Texas Gal20 November 2010 at 13:51

    Susie, I'm so in awe of your beautiful scrapbooking pages. So inspiring and I will definately take a look at the videos. I've been working on scrapbooks all of this year, and have completed three as gifts to family members for special occasions. I have several to go and look forward to using some of your ideas.

  6. What a honor to be asked to make the videos, Susie. Well deserved, but an honor none the less. I hope to make some time to view them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. Hi Susie, your video is just wonderful. I enjoyed it so much and will have to look for the paper with the Russian wording, that is great. I have never seen it before. You have so much talent and it was my pleasure to watch you. Thank you and Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  8. Ohhhhhh. Your scrapbook pages are absolutely gorgeous. I love the "made to measure" page. I will be watching your videos for tips. How nice of you to share your talent! Happy Pink Saturday to you too!

  9. Susie, I do hope you are much much better now. I love your videos...kuddos for braving the stage and emerging victorious. Our bed and tv arrive today! Saturday! Can you believe it? After three days without both we are so thankful. Monday the washer and dryer are delivered and I think we will be ready for human interaction once again.

    I didn't say anything, but we had a 24 hour bout with the flu bug...nasty thang! While driving. Here's to an upcoming week with sunshine and good health.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. These are absolutely amazing. I can not imagine how much work went into these. You are on a whole other platform. Congrats on the video and I like your other blog but I am like you it si fun being able to control your own page. Have a great holiday and I hop you get to feeling better.

  11. Hi Susie, your scrapbooking video is so well done. I loved your tips. I am a wanna be scrapbooker. Your work is truly lovely and your vintage look is very authentic. Good job.

    Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  12. Loved your video Susie, very interesting and informative. Love the made to measure page - brilliant! More, more .... please!

    Hope you're feeling much better now xx

  13. Hi Susie,

    You are famous. What a great post. Very informative and quite delightful.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  14. Your layouts are really nice. I love the vintage one! Good luck on your movie stardom ; ) Hope you are feeling better. I'm under the weather today. I hate being sick on the weekend!

    Happy pink Sat.

  15. Love the DVD Susie, very interesting. All the photo's you have uploaded are brill

  16. Best wishes to you on this honor. That is very nice and I can see why they ask you. You do excellent work.

  17. Wow Susie...Looks like great fun. Wish I could've been there!
    Licks & Wags, Niki

  18. Mermaids of the Lake21 November 2010 at 03:53

    How wonderful, Susie... but I am sorry you have been ill. Hope you are better soon.

  19. Malay-Kadazan girl21 November 2010 at 08:12

    Wow all of them are so pretty. I did started to like scrapbooking before I enter school back again. You inspire me to start scrapbooking again when I finish my studies.

  20. Scrap booking looks like so much fun, but where to start? Happy Pink Saturday. Hey I'm having a giveaway!

  21. Congratulations on videos! The vintage pages turned out beautifully. I hope you are very much on the mend and Happy Pink and belated Anniversary!

  22. The Quintessential Magpie22 November 2010 at 02:55

    Susie, congratulations! I am so proud of you!!! And you are so very talented. I loved the video, and I think you did a fabulous job.
    You are a star, and I think your voice was just perfect as was the whole thing. GREAT JOB!

    Happy Pink Saturday...


    Sheila :-)

  23. Well now I'm totally convinced you're the one and only true Super Lady!
    Susie you amaze me with all you do and that you do everything so well!
    You look great and speak so well on camera (I know how hard it is!) and your accent is devine opposed to my slow Southern drawl.
    I have honestly learned more from you about Scrapbooking in 3 minutes than I knew in a lifetime. Now so eager to get busy with it.
    Hope you and your handsome hubby feel better soon and will still have your planned anniversary celebration.
    Love ya much,

  24. O, sorry you've been sick. Right here at Thanksgiving, too. My hubby and daughter are both sick as dogs. I think it's the time of year when colds and flu just run thru everyone.
    Hope you are feeling better.

    This is all so exciting..can't wait to see some of the videos.
    Feel better..
    xo bj

  25. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)


  26. Hi! Congrats! your video is so good! I love it!
    I'm host of Tv in FOX Argentina and I can say you are so good in camera.
    I love scrapbooking, in my tv show I do scrapbook's tutorial.


  27. What fun! I love vintage anything and that sure is my style! You did a fab job!

    Sure hope that you are feeling better. Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage.


    I'm adding you to my Google Reader so that I can read you every day!


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