Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Families are FOREVER!!

I wanted to create a book for Angel and her family with some pictures I took a while ago. After I finished it, I decided to keep it. LOL I had fun creating this mini book by Punky Sprouts and older Pink Paislee. I just mixed a whole bunch of papers and some how they just all looked great together. At least I think so. The big yellow letters are from Sassafrass. I love how they are big and bold. The little pears are awesome and they are from Creative Impressions. As usual I write on my books and used Sakura for that.






Thanks for looking. Hugs
Suzy West

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Scrapping my little heart out!!

The creating continues and I couldn't be more happy! Yesterday was such a fun day for me. I literally stayed in my pj's all day and hung out in my room doing NOTHING but scrapping and watching tv. Why? because I felt like it. It was nice to do nothing but fun stuff.
Here are two layouts that I did.

Love how this layout turned out. I used all Crate Paper. Love this paper line!! It's probably one of my favorites they have ever come out with. The colors are so me.
The title I did on my own. I wrote the word with my Sakura Pen and then cut it out.
The colors on the corrugated cardboard are Tattered Angels--glimmer mist and chalk board. Loving the chalkboard!! Wowsers!! The colors really pop!
I sealed the layout with my new favorite toy, Mod Podge Glitter. I can't stop playing with it.
If you're a fan, you need to become a FAN!!!
Here's another layout with Crate Paper. The papers and embellishments are sooo darn stinkin' cute! They fit the picture perfectly. The title is my own. I did the same thing as I did on the layout above. You can't tell but my flowers are domed, I used Glossy Accents to do that.
Thanks for looking!!
Hugs, Suzy West

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy is the best place to be...mini book project

So I'm not sure what it is, but I've been scrapping like crazy and I love it!!!
Lately my project of choice are mini books. I can't stop creating them. I get an idea and it doesn't matter where I am, I want to start. The last couple of projects have been created on my lap while I'm on my bed. It sounds crazy but it's working for me.
Here's a project I created last night using Punky Sprouts albums and just different papers and embellishments that I had.
All the paper embellishments came from one package. It was filled with a lot of yummy goodies and I couldn't wait to start adding them onto a page.
My new favorite medium to play with? Mod podge glitter. It's easy to use and it dries fast. Couldn't put the stuff down. Every page is sealed with it except the front. I used a different medium. I did squirt a little bit of the glitter on top.
I used a lot of my favorite pictures that put make me feel HAPPY!!!






Thanks for looking.
Hugs, Suzy West

Saturday, March 27, 2010

In love with Nature

Last week my parents were raving about a part of Coyote Hills park that I haven't been to in years! It's so close to my house and yet, I never go there to enjoy the beauty of the hills, flowers, and scenery. My mom insisted we go on Sunday and so everyone met up and off we went on our little hike. It was so beautiful!!
The kids had fun looking for lady bugs and holding their "walking sticks". I enjoyed being with the family in such a pretty place. As usual, I brought my camera and captured these pictures.
I love them all but I especially love the one of my grandson and Sierra together under the I love you sign that we found. I also love the picture of my mom walking with the kids.
I'm going to blow up one for my mom in color.
Which one do you think I should give her?
Going back tomorrow. Can't wait!!









Have a great day!!
Hugs, Suzy West

Friday, March 26, 2010

Live for today project

Have I mentioned how much I love working with Punky Sprouts? Well in case I haven't, OMG, I really do!!! I love working with these fun albums!! I also love the opportunity of working with so many different paper lines! Each album always looks different.
This was the first time I worked with this album. It's called Rebel Sprout.
Last night I had a couple of hours so I decided to start scrapping with it. I knew exactly what line I was going to use too!! One of my favorite manufactures, Crate Paper. I can't stop playing with it. I'll be teaching a class with them in Texas. Can't wait!!
So here are the pictures. I'm still going to add a little more to it at the crop tonight but I couldn't wait to start!!





Thanks for looking!! Hugs, Suzy West

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pictures and a layout

There is nothing that makes me more happy than when I can spend time with my family. The other day Ashleigh and Robby came over. I had not seen them in a while. So you know I had to get the camera out and become the paparazzi!
I went nuts taking pictures of them and to no surprise...the pictures came out gorgeous...and I'm not saying that because I take good pictures (which I do by the way, LOL) but because they are gorgeous kids!
Here are some of my favorite shots.









Here's a layout I did last night on my bed.

I'll be scrapping more of these pictures this weekend.
Hugs, Suzy West

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bella Blvd. + Maya Road + Tattered Angels= Being Me

The other day I was at Scrapbook Territory and took out one of my favorite books by Maya Road and my bag of Bella Blvd. I wanted to create a book about ME and the new line by Bella was the perfect line to use. I love the colors and designs of this paper.
One of my friends had this cool clear gel sand texture product and I used it on top of my book. It looks so cool!! I don't think you can see it very well in these pictures but in real life you can. The cover feels so cool!
The flower border I created with May Art ribbon.
Behind each tab page there are envelopes. I wrote a letter to myself about each of the topics. Love how this little project came out!!





Have I told you how excited I am about going to Texas in June for Punky Sprouts? What makes it even more wonderful, I get to hang out with one of my good friends Sarah De Guzman!! Love this girl! We've been spending a lot of time together and we LAUGH like crazy over everything!!
Here are some funny pictures that my friend Lonae took of us the night that we went to Scrapbook Territory. Some of them are blurry but I don't care. I love the pics!