Classes & more . . .

Monday, April 30, 2007


Check out the sidebar!! Our Team is growing daily!! Don't forget you don't have to attend to support the Race for the Cure you can choose the sleep in option OR you can just sign up and not participate!! You'll still get a shirt too! Check out the post below for details!! Thanks everyone!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

PRESERVING the pAst for mAy!!

Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
This week!! Wednesday, 2PM and 6:30PM, two times to choose from!!
Plenty of room in both!! See you this week!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Thanks to Jen for signing up for our team!! Let's make this year's team bigger than ever!!

Team ID: 3950
Team Name: Carolina Sue's Crew

Friday, April 27, 2007

The 12 Steps of Scrapaholics Anonymous:

1. We admitted we were powerless over sb product, and that our spending had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that we could scrap 'from our stash' and regain our sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our frequent shopper cards over to a trusted friend, as we understood that they would not use up our 'points' on themselves.

4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our scrap room.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and another person the exact contents of our scrap room.

6. Were entirely ready to craft from our stash.

7. Asked trusted sb friends to remove our unwanted stash.

8. Made a list of all projects we had not finished and became
willing to complete or give away them all.

9. Completed all projects except when to do so would require that we buy more product.

10. Continued to take scrap room inventories, and when we started to cruise the web sales promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through crops and classes a conscious contact with our inner artist, knowing always that she can create without buying more STUFF.

12. Having had an awakening to the contents of our scrap room as a
result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to all of our
fellow scrapaholics and to practice re-purposing on all of our

Thursday, April 26, 2007

2006 Race for the Cure

Registration is now open for this year's race in Saint Louis!
Missy has been the coordinator for the For Keeps Sake Team for the last 3 years! She has the local information posted on her April 24th post on her BLOG!

Join our team!
Want to have some fun? As a team we will meet on race day June 16th at 7:30 a.m. at FKS. We will carpool and enjoy a morning downtown. Afterwards we will return to FKS for donuts and a make n' take! You will create a mini book to enjoy your photos from the race. You simply register on line under our team name with our code. (details will follow) What if you don't want to attend the race but would like to be a part of our team? You have two options.

1. Register as a Sleep-in for a cure. $30 for a t-shirt mailed to your home. ($10 priority shipping) Mark Sleep-in when you register.
2. Register under our team name to walk. $20 and your shirt will be at the store on race day. (this does not commit you to walking, just allows me to pick up your shirt pre-race.)
In the past we have had several people that didn't go downtown but registered to donate and receive a Komen St. Louis Race for a Cure t-shirt. I will pick up the shirts in advance and all you do is stop by the store for your t-shirt and fun!

Every team member will also have a pink ribbon with their name on it hanging on the gazebo at the store. We look forward to covering the gazebo in pink. Hope you will join us!

Register on-line with your credit card BEFORE 12 noon on May 29.

Team ID: 3950
Team Name: Carolina Sue's Crew

I'm it! I've been Tagged!

. . . by Mary Jo . . . so here goes 7 random things/habits that you may not know about me. . .

  1. I work full time in a scrapbook store and teach classes there too, I rarely get around to creating for myself.
  2. I am a survivor of Breast Cancer {4 years} and For Keeps Sakes sponsors my team! Carolina Sue's Crew
  3. I don't like fast food, I have only eaten at White Castle once and it was 1981 . . . I hate french fries. . .
  4. I used to like to cook but these days my DH has pretty much taken over the cooking duties . . .
  5. I am a coffee addict . . . I always love an afternoon cup of coffee.
  6. I have lived in St Louis for 26 years but still call North Carolina home . . .
  7. I have two boys A-Z, 25-20, A bought a house last summer and lives in St Charles, MO and Z lives at home and is a pain in the you know what . . . they both work at Charter Cable
People who are tagged need to blog 7 random facts/habits and choose 7 people to tag and list their names, Don't forget to leave them a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged!

Ok so I am tagging . . . Missy, KathyN, JenK, and my PAWS friends Mimi, Janelle, Denise, Kristy . . .

Monday, April 23, 2007

I LOVE this idea from

this artist Heather Bullard. . . Present Past Collection . . . she calls this her Studio Inspiration Board and I think it's fabulous!

We are back from our . . .

Lake of the Ozarks
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
. . . weekend get away to Lake of the Ozarks! It was beautiful, perfect weather, we hiked at Ha Ha Tonka, ate a fabulous restaurant Saturday night and shopped! Ahhh, spring is finally here!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Awesome Project!

I saw this project on Scrap Scene!
You need to visit
Cote Scrap
see the inside of this amazing mini book!!

Missy, I saw your cuties . . .

Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
. . . and I am coming back with cuties of my own! These guys fight like cats and dogs all day long! But I guess when it comes right to it they are best friends . . .

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Anniversary Flowers . . .

Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.

29 Years and counting . . .

We celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary Monday . . . I can hardly believe how the years fly by sometimes! We had a nice dinner at PF Changs, one of my favorite restaurants. This weekend we are taking a quick road trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, the weather is supposed to be pretty and I am so looking forward to the drive!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Missy, I cannot keep up with you and

your new blog!! You are updating everyday and I am feeling the pressure!! So for now I will share a cool blog called Funky Finds,
The cool thing is not only is it a very cool site but it has links to more cool site including this one! Missy you definitely need this little purse . . .
It's from Fred Flare!
Have fun!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

My next class . . .

Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
April 24th,

This is a handmade mini book with an accordion spine. You will love this versatile bookmaking technique! You will receive the whole alphabet so you can personalize the cover any way you want!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

CKC Sample

CKC Sample
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
Yet another sample for the CKC event this weekend!! This is Cosmo Cricket!! Too too fun, chipboard, die cut alpas, sticker letters, and papers!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Greetings

Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
Instead of the traditional Easter Ham we "traditionally" have steak at our house. Adam doesn't like ham and so we grill out steaks and all the fixins' instead.
This year I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes! Yummy! Instead of making pies.
Happy Easter to you and yours!


Happy Easter Birthday Missy!!

Make Your OWN Sign!!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Preserving the PAST for May

Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
This is the first page for next month's heritage class. Second one is coming soon . . .

May 2nd
2:00 PM
Bring your EK Curvy cutter circle and Glass mat.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Today's sharing . . .

. . . today was another busy, busy day at the store, new products galore, K and Company just amazing! So much new stuff I didn't even have a chance to see it all!
My little moment today was a young woman wearing a cute sweatshirt that said "Proud Mom of Triplets" of course I had to ask. She was a Proud Mom for sure, bringing out photos in a heartbeat. Three adorable 21 month old beings, two boys and a little girl. Just precious, there was another photo though, three little girls, as it turns out, her sister also had triplets six months after she had hers. Can you imagine those grandparents, in a matter of six months, two sets of triplets!! It just boggles the mind! Anyway, she was a sweet girl and it was her birthday, her hubby sent her out for a few hours on her own! Great gift for a busy Proud Mom of Triplets!!
That's all for now!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Just read this from Teresa McFayden's Blog

as we grow up, we learn that even the one
person that wasnt ever supposed
to let you down probably will. you will have
your heart broken probably more than once.
and its harder everytime. you
will break hearts too, so remember what it felt like when
yours was broken. youll fight with your best friend, you'll
blame a new love for things an old one did.
youll cry because time is passing,
and youll eventually lose someone you love.
so, take toooo many pictures, ♥
laugh too much, and
love like youve never been hurt, because every 60
seconds you spend upset is another minute of happiness
that you'll never get back

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Precious Moments
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
April 4th
2:00 PM

NEW CLASS for May . . .

!0 Reasons. . . Cover
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003.
!0 Reasons. . . Cover

May 29th

Handmade from scratch accordion folded book. This is adorable Flair paper and Rusty Pickle Letters! Great gift for Father's Day!!