Monday, December 6, 2010


Happy Holidays from Simply Obsessed
I hope you all are enjoying this Holiday season! I know I am loving spending it with my family. I am loving seeing the excitement on my kids faces this time of year!

As I have taken off the last few months to spend with my family, I have come to the conclusion that they need me more than I ever knew. We have turned off our TV and have spent much more time as a family and have really done some fun things together. It has made me realize how fast my kids are growing up especially my baby who is already 7 months old. I want to be able to look back and know that I did everything I could to let my kids know that I love them. So, what it boils down to is letting go of Simply Obsessed. It has been a very hard decision but one that I know is right. I need to raise my 6 kids right now and help them become all that they can be! I have LOVED every minute of owning SO and getting to know some of you. I have enjoyed being able to give you the best of the scrapbooking world through my kits for the past 1.5 years.

Simply Obsessed will be dissolved! All product will be priced at close out prices through out the next month or so depending on how fast it sells. Each week will be more discounted then the one previous but don't wait because all the good product will go quickly! Right now everything is 30% off. Think Christmas presents or future gifts with the great prices! I will try to get everything shipped out as quickly as I can. Please also note that some product might be sell out quickly and might not be in stock even though it will let you check out with it. I will just refund you the difference if that happens. Thank you for your understanding!

Thank you all for your friendship and business!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

No Tricks...Just Treats!

Come on over to the Simply Obsessed message board and join us for a SWEET Crop that is sure to cure your cravings! We will have games, challenges, and of course....PRIZES! It is next weekend...the be sure to make it over next weekend! Invite your friends, too!!!! Pre-crops will be up by Wednesday the 20th, so be sure to check in on those!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Nicole's October Reveal

I just have to say that this is the best kit ever... Heather did such a great job putting it together.  I was so excited about the kit I ordered all the add-ons too.  I wish that I could have each of you come to my home to see my reveal in person.  The pictures just dont do the layouts/products justice.  I retook the pictures so many times trying to get better ones that would show the details/colors better.  I still dont know how some of you get such great pictures of your layouts.  These are some of my favorite layouts that I have ever created.  So here they are.....

I loved the Cambridge line because it was just PERFECT for my photos from England.  Since I went to school there and visit friends a couple times a year I have a lot of photos.  In this layout I used a few transparencies of London that I had in my stash.  The transparency on the bottom I melted it slightly with the heat gun to give it some character.  I used the packaging for the  Bo-Bunny zipper embellishment to make the white tab with the date on it.
 I loved these pictures of us at Buckingham Palace this Easter.  I placed chipboard wings over the wings that were already printed on the paper to add dimension.  I also cut out the portion under the stars so that I could layer it on top of the other pattern papers.  It is hard to see but I knotted the lace on both ends.

I never use transparencies nor my alcohol inks I just dont know how to use them.  I wanted to try something different so I dug them out of my stash.  First I cut out the transparency then I dabbed on the alcohol inks.  I then melted the transparency with the heat gun, totally melting it through in two spots.  It was really hard to get a good picture of layout and I really want you to be able to see the texture. I alos used the rest of the Bo-Bunny packaging behind the transparency at the top.  This turned out to be one of my all time favorite layouts.
When I first saw the PP Old School paper I was reminded of being at the University and being a sister of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.  Our colors were red and green so these papers were perfect. The pictures are old and pre-digital so not great quality but I still like them.   I used the packaging from the add-on Old School fabric borders to mat one of the photos and
inbetween the notebook papers.
The picture of my daughter went great with kit... I loved the fall feeling!  Also the buttons we got in the kit were perfect for the title NUMBER ONE KIDDO.....
Last I used the kit to make a little gift set for my neighbor... I made a card, bookmark and coffee tag.
I hope you enjoy the kit as much as I do.... Don't forget to check out the gallery.
Good luck and happy scrapping!

Designer Hand Bag??

Hey there all you Obsessed Chicks! Check out what I did with the Bo Bunny Cambridge collection from this month's Obsessed kit!!!!! maybe not a "Designer"....but it is pretty close I think! My 2 Girls...Skye and Aubrie both FELL. IN. LOVE. I think I have to make another one so that I can give them both a "Juicy" handbag!
This kit is AWESOME!!!!! I hope you get yours before they sell out!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Brandi's October Kit Reveal

Although this kit is "Back to School" themed I created 3 non-school related layouts. That just proves how versatile it really is!

With a little creative layering I was able to cover up any mention of "school" on the papers allowing me to use them on a vacation page. The white "patterned paper" on this layout is actually the packaging from the Pink Paislee Canvas borders & I used a patch I purchased at the museum as my title.

Another vacation layout from the Railroad Museum. Once again I used the packaging for my white title/journaling block. I cut the letters on my die-cut machine from the red patterned paper. I thought the zipper border looked really railroad track-ish (It's a word! LOL!) so it was perfect for this page. I turned the + sign a bit and made it look like a Railroad Crossing Symbol.

The Fleur De Lis was a perfect accent for my layout about the Superbowl game played by the New Orleans Saints. And of course this event had to be documented! It was the first time in 14 years of marriage that my husband watched a football game! LOL! He said that he wanted to see what all the fuss was about! LOL!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Misty's October Reveal....

WOW. I mean...WOW! I love this month's kit! The colors are phenomenal! I LOVE the blues in the Bo Bunny, which created my "Born to Ride" layout for this month's title challenge.....

And of GOTTA love the deep hues for September "Back to school" days! Here is my son's favorite saying..."1st, 2nd, 3rd, elementary NERD!" I though it only fitting to include that as the title of this layout of him in second elementary NERD! LOL....I used this week's sketch from Creative Scrappers to create this layout....Simply Obsessed is sponsoring the prize this month...Go check it out!!!

And, with the seasons changing and the cooler weather approaching, I was compelled to scrap about the seasons...but did not wan the typical "seasons change" layout. So, I did this layout with my family photo. Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall, A Family is still family...through it all.

And of course, the deep green and the deep red made me LONG for Christmas time, so I decided to use Heather's MAGNIFICENT flower to create my Very First Christmas card for the year! It is simple, because I did not want to detract from the beauty of that flower! Gorgeous isn't it???? It comes in your kit, too!!!!, I obviously am in LOVE with this kit, and could whip out a few more layouts with my left overs. I would LOVE to see what you create with your kit!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. Have a Magnificent Day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

We are the Featured Sponsor

Simply Obsessed is the featured sponsor for the month of October at Creative Scrappers! I love the sketches there - they are very inspiring and the LO's the DT comes up with are just awesome!

All you have to do is complete 1 layout from sketches 119-120-121-122-123 to be in the running for a prize from SO! Be sure to link your LO up at Creative Scrappers! Good Luck!