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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Pretty Organized

Well hello friends!

Last year I created a challenge project for Ephemoire FB Group.  I have used it so very much! So, when I needed a special place to put school calendars, I decided it was time to create a new holder!

Lemme first share the 1 year old folder project...

I'll admit, I went a teeny bit overboard with aging it with water spritzing 😂😂 But I have used it so much and I've been been very happy with how well it's held up!

So, for my July DT Project for Ephemoire, I created this little cuties!!

All I did was coffee stain the file folder using a spray bottle and left over coffee then baked it until it was dry. The I went about using different elements from the kit linked above, to make my project. I added scraps of lace and trim, some bling and stamping. I am so happy with how this turned out using such a beautiful kit!! <3

Just be careful, these file folders are rather addictive and lots of fun to put together. There are a bunch of BRAND NEW items in the Ephemoire Etsy Shop. You should pop over and take a peek. I have a long wish list going right now!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!

Peggie Sue

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Heat of Summer

WOW! It's already mid June?! Where is the summer going??

Today I wanted to share another Design Team project for Ephemoire! This little banner is super easy and very quick to put together and it's so cute. Check out here Etsy shop EPHPOP. Now, on to the project!

 Items Used: 

This is just the right touch to add to our home for this season. You could also display it at your family picnics too! Ephemoire has a bunch of super fab patriotic goodies listed right now ~ all of Traci's artwork is digital, so you can download and start creating immediately. 😄

Make sure you head over to Ephemoire's Home Page, Face Book Page and Etsy Shop to see all the other DT creations and of course all of the 1300+ super fun goodies listed in the shop 💓💓

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Exciting News!

Welcome friends!

I am here today sharing my very 1st Design Team project for Ephemoire! Traci creates the most amazing digital artwork that can be used for journals, mixed media projects, scrap booking, card making, home decor, fashion creations and the list keeps on going! Check out here Etsy shop EPHPOP. Now, on to the project!

I have been trying to crate my project photos for a few days, but the weather hasn't been playing nice! So, this morning I decided to give it a go inside and wow, I'm pleasantly surprised!

 Items Used: 

I wish I could say I came up with this beautiful idea, however, sadly I did not. I saw it while perusing where else, Pinterest of course! All of Traci's artwork are digital, so you can download and start creating immediately.

The wings and flower petals I cut from  file in Design Space. I inked everything using Distress Inks. And put everything together following this video. It was easy and so much fun with these gorgeous designs!

Make sure you head over to Ephemoire's Home Page, Face Book Page and Etsy Shop to see all the other DT creations and of course all of the 1300+ super fun goodies listed in the shop 💓💓

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Fat Squirrels

So, in my studio my work station is directly in front of a HUGE window. I decided about 2 weeks ago to move one of my shepherds hooks across the way. I added one suet and one large capacity bird seed feeder to the hook, thinking it would be a glorious view. Well, it is! BUT, now the trouble I seem to be having is I get very little done. I find myself sitting here watching the birds (9 different species so far) and the rather chubby squirrels!

I can't help it! I love squirrels. I guess my love for them started in college as my sorority's mascot is Skiouros (squirrel in Greek.) I'm an alum of Alpha Gamma Delta, North Georgia Collage in the 80's.

And sadly, no, these are not my photos. I only have a point and shoot camera. I'd LOVE to have a "real" camera and the accompanying knowledge to use it. We have soooo many woodsy neighbors here on our 10 acres.

Well, maybe one day huh? In the mean time, I'll just keep trying hard to get something accomplished here in my studio!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs ~ 
Peggie Sue

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Snowy Little Dream

It's been a while since I posted because I've been working hard on transitioning my Etsy shop to my own stand alone e-commerce site ~ Suzie Q Gifts. I've worked hard to fill my store with stickers, charms, clips, supplies, die cuts, and more. I've been posting mostly on my Face Book and Instagram primarily. It's been going well and has been a lot of fun.

But today I wanted to go back where it all started for me, Cut It Up Challenges! Evelyn's was the 1st Design Team I ever participated on! I decided I need to work on my Christmas cards, I really like working on them throughout the year. It's been like FOREVER since I actually made a card, haven't used my Copic markers in literally 2 years! It's crazy how the crafting world moves on and how my talents have waned. All of that to say, please be kind when viewing my little card. 😀

I cheated and used a Cricut project to make this card, using cardstock from my closet (it would've been from Hobby Lobby or Michael's tho.) I did put Wink of Stella on the trees. I hand stamped the sentiments. It's a good starting place and I will dust off my card making skills and hopefully play along often to rebuild my holiday cards supplies.

    Cut It Up - #165 How's the Weather?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you may be 💖

Hugs and laughter,
Peggie Sue

Saturday, March 10, 2018

St. Patrick's Day DT

Howdy all!

Here today to share my most recent That's Just Penny Design Team project  ya. I loved working with these images cuz I really like St. Patrick's Day and I know that spring is just around the corner!

I have listed this journal in my Etsy Shop too. I have a few other goodies listed right now too - click over and take a peek if you have a minute.

Here are a few pictures I took of the journal, but please take a min (if you will) to watch the flip thru video for all the wonderful pages!

It's a soft sided cover approx. 8.25 x 4.5". There are 52 pages in this single signature journal.

I've added 23 different tuck spots or pockets and 13 ephemera inserts.

I've also made 4 altered or decorated paper clips throughout the journal.

I always do a bunch of machine stitching and back all my inserts with coffee stained paper.

There's a lot of hand stamping through out too.

I've added decorative treat bags and made them functioning tuck spots.

So, the kit I used is from That's Just Penny. I have list this journal I(and a few others) in my shop ~ SuzieQ Gifts.

Thank you so much for taking time out to look at my latest journal. Be sure to subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel so you won't miss any coming projects or products!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs ~
Peggie Sue

Saturday, March 3, 2018

My Little Purple Boho Gypsy

It's me again -

This time I am sharing my DT project  Amy Joy Studios - I tried hard to beat the sun. Where I tape, the sun comes thru 1 of the 2 skylights in the main room and boy, it gets sooo bright that it washes  everything out. So, please know the colors in this journal are much richer than they look.

I have listed this cutie in my Etsy Shop here:

I actually used 2 kits for this one and they can be found here:

I've been saving this fabric for soooo many years, convinced I would make a skirt. Well, this is better than said skirt! Look at this yummy colors!

I added one of my "word porn" embellishments I have for sale in my Etsy shop.

A fabulous Hobby Lobby clearance flower on this tick spot. Man - what a good time that shopping trip was!

Lots of hand stamping and machine stitching in all my journals.

 I wish I had more of this blue universe fabric!

I just love the colors of Amy Joy's kits ~

Thank you for stopping in to see my latest journal. I have more journals in the works, this time without kits.

I have this (and a few other things) listed in my Etsy Shop here:

Thanks again  ~ don't forget to subscribe to my blog & YouTube channels to stay up to date on all my goodies =)

Hugs ~
Peggie Sue


Hello again my friends!

In an effort to main stream my focus I am going move my blog to HERE.

I created this  a little while ago for a business venture I desperately wanted to build, now is the time to put as much effort into as I can.

The new blog is SuzieQ Gifts. This is the name I've used for my Etsy shop since 2007.

I will leave Maxx & Boo open to view as there are 8 years of goodies to remissness with, but moving forward I will only post  SuzieQ Gifts

I thank you for following me along my journey at Maxx & Boo and I sure do hope you will pop over to SuzieQ Gifts and take the 1st steps with me on my new journey!

See you there my friends!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Monday, February 19, 2018

Just a little groovy thang

Howdy Ho neighbors!

I have been a busy little bee this weekend! Had some super awesome crafty time and have been able to get a bit of it loaded to YouTube and Etsy.

So, 1st up is the wonderful, more masculine junk journal I'm callin' Groovy Orange. It's an altered Reader's Digest book from the mid 1970's. I created a lay flat, hidden stitch spine.  Here's the link to my Etsy Shop listing. And here's the link to my YouTube flip thru.

I've also added 4 beaded dangle charms and 2 fabric tassel charms! Here's the link to the BEADED CHARMS and here's the link to the FABRIC TASSELS.

I had a blast making all these charms this weekend and I hope you will pop over to my shop and check out the journal flip thru and all the handmade goodies. See you soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, February 17, 2018

It's All About the 80's

Hello friends ~

I have just finished up another custom order journal and wanted to share it with you. The buyer, my hubby and I all graduated form high school in 80's. My friend wanted a journal all about the 80's. I decided to add in elements of school since that was really what we lived.

So, here's the flip thru.

If you need or want a custom order journal, just contact me and I will make it happen for you! 😉

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Love Always Finds A Way

Hello again friends, I'm here with another Kitty Bee Design Team spotlight!  In honor of Valentine's Day,  chose this cutie to create a card to mail to Sissy.

Images Used: Bunny Hero

I am in love with hoe this card came together!  I used: Neenah card stock, Stampin Up card stock and pattern paper, Stampin Up & Hobby Lobby ribbon, misc charms, Copics and Wink of Stella.

I will see you here again on the 1st Wednesday of each month to share more Kitty Bee Designs projects moving forward. Don't forget to join in this weeks challenge for your chance to win some great prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Smiles & Hugs! 
Peggie Sue

Monday, February 5, 2018

Frosted Orange

Howdy peeps!

Here's a new learning experience for me! I did a hidden, lay flat spine on this altered Readers Digest book! I also did a 7 hole stitch pamphlet stitch, which was new to me too.  In all I liked the new style. This journal was really more about the technique, so it's a more bare bones. I also will be keeping this one for myself, to down load my day into.

Here's a picture of the guts as I started working on this beauty.

And again before I actually did any stitching. But man how I love this picture!

I do plan on making more of these altered Readers Digest journals, they will be smaller and more manageable I have a few ideas running around my head for u other journals too.

Frosted Orange Flip Thru 

I'll be back soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue