Saturday, July 30, 2011

YAY!!!! Today is going to be a blast!!

Guess where I'm at today? The song by Naughty by Nature is a hint...Our Paper Place...AKA OPP!!
Three of my favorite things are going to be in this store today!
1. Scrap supplies
2. friends
We planned a really fun FONDUE crop! (Notice how the word FONDUE is all in capitols! LOL)
I can't wait to spend ALL day with my good friends!!!
I'll make sure to add photos!!! In the meantime, I created this last night for OPP!!!
This is a layout that I did yesterday. Will post my other ones soon!
This one is using NEW Authentique!!

Thanks for looking!
Suzy West

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I've been a busy girl!!

I've been a busy girl lately!!!! I went to CHA and had an awesome time looking at all the booths, seeing friends, and doing some networking! When the show was over, I went to downtown Chicago with my friends Katrina and Jennifer!!
I came home from Chicago on Friday at midnight and the next morning I was up bright and early getting ready for a day at Great America, amusement park. We had such a great time!
In the evening I was off to Our Paper Place for a fun night with the girls!! We had an awesome time!!!
On Sunday, our family went off to church and then I went home packed me and Sierra and we were off on a train to Sacramento to stay with our friend Gina and her family for a few days. We had an awesome time!!!
We had a great time scrapping with friends while the kids played in the swimming pool!! We shopped, ate, and had more fun!!!
On my last day there we went to Old Sacramento and visited the State Capitol, ate, and took pictures.
We came home on Wednesday evening and I sat down and planned the next few days while we watched a movie together!!
Today we are going swimming with Angel and the kids. I'll be hanging out at Our Paper Place in the evening.
The rest of the week I have a baby shower, a day at Great America, a Giants game, a full day of cropping and fondue with all my scrappy friends at Our Paper Place, and then re-pack and catch another train to visit my friend Gina and her beautiful family!!!
I have some scoop!!! I am a NEW educator for two awesome companies: Simple Stories and Authentique!!! I'm super excited!!!! I will be teaching with their products at a lot of stores!!!
So look out for where I'll be with in the next few months and next year!!! I have some exciting things going on!!! I'll be using their products on our product that is debuting in January!!
So see...I've been a busy girl!!!
Are you exhausted from reading my post yet? LOL
If you read all rock!!! LOL
Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A day in old Sacramento!!

We spent the day in old Sacramento and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun!!! There were a bunch of really cold old shops and restaurants. Everything looked so cool! The kids had fun in the old school house. It was so cute! I got a lot of fun pictures there. Here are some of my favorite of Kalee and Sierra. I'm creating a book about the two of them.

I took more but these are most of the pictures that will be in my project!! It was great to spend a couple of days with good friends!! Thanks Gina!!

Love my friend Gina!!!

I love my friend Gina Lideros!!! I've had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with her lately and she just amazes me with her sweet spirit and wonderful talent!!!
I'm in Sacramento right now visiting her for a couple of days and will get to see her on Saturday when she comes and visits me on at Our Paper Place.

So this post is nothing more than to say THANKS GINA!!! You are awesome and I'm lucky to call you my friend!!

You rock my friend!!! LOVE YA!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Natural Beauty

The night before CHA, Madison from Echo Park Paper gave me this beautiful line to create with. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!! I was in my hotel room so I didn't have many extras to play with but truly it didn't need much, the stickers and papers it had were gorgeous!!
I was asked to teach with this line from a lot of my store owners all over the country and abroad so last night while cropping at my friends place (where I still am...YAY!!! Love you GINA!!) I started creating a NEW version of the one I made at CHA!! It has a little more in it!! :)
Here are some of my favorite pages from the book! I'm so lucky to be teaching with Madison's beautiful lines!!

I used Basically Bare for my album, Victoria line from Echo Park, Helmars for my liquid adhesive, 3L for my tape, Clear Snap and Ranger for my ink pads, Hero Arts for my stamps, Ranger for my paint and glossy accents (for creating an epoxy look on cover), Sakura for my pen, and Hambly for my overlays. Thanks for looking!!!
Hugs, Suzy West

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CHA madness!!!

I swear I haven't forgotten about my blog!! I've just been super busy! I have been busy setting up meetings to talk with people and doing some "research". :)
As always I design a lot of projects for CHA using a whole bunch of different lines.
I wanted to post soem of the projects that I created.

Hambly--They came out with new papers and rub-on's. They are so super cool!!!

This is a little mini book that I created using the new Hambly overlays and rub-on's.

Here's another layout I created using their beautiful overlays.

I created this project using the NEW Basically Bare books. LOVE these!!! I used the new Echo Park to create with!!! I also used Hambly and Epiphany Crafts. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I created these two projects in my hotel last night!!! Madison from Echo Park gave me products to create with and this is what I made.

I used Basically Bare to make these. This is the new HAPPY DAYS line.

This one was created with the VICTORIA line.
I did more but I didn't get pictures. ooops! Thanks for looking!!!! Have a great day!!!
Suzy West