Thursday, September 29, 2011

Feeling Thankful!

Today I'm so grateful for friends that really came through for me when I need it! Yesterday I asked for A LOT and they helped me accomplish a very important task!! I thank them from the bottom of my heart!
I'm a strong believer that if you put your mind and heart into something, you can accomplish just about anything and let me tell you...these girls have both! We accomplished something that should have taken months in ONE day!

I saw this poster and a lot of these sayings express how I'm feeling.
What are you grateful for? I'd love for you to share with me!!
I'm getting ready to fly out to Oak Park, Ca to teach at one of my favorite stores, Treasured Memories!!! I can't wait to see Christine and the girls!!! I have so much fun with them!!! If you ever get a chance to visit the area go see them!!! Christine is awesome and is so dedicated to her store!! She also has a love for reality shows like me...(we can sit for hours and talk reality tv!! LOL)
Have a fabulous weekend!!!! I'll post when I get back. Don't forget to leave comments here and on the posts that I have contest going on!!!
Hugs,
Suzy West

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

YOU are amazing!!!

This is for everyone that feels like they are not "good enough".
It's such a bummer that the scrap industry doesn't always recognize good talent! They choose the same people over and over for design teams and overlook the new faces because they feel like they are "not known" or don't have "enough experience". I feel everyone deserves to be noticed!!! I've worked on several design teams and I like to try new people out as well as experienced designers.
I am sad when I hear someone say they feel like they are not good enough.
You TOTALLY are!!!
Keep on creating your beautiful pieces!! Don't let not being on a design team or being published make you feel like your work isn't great!! It totally is!
Hugs,
Suzy West

Monday, September 26, 2011

Giving away another kit!!!!

I feel like I'm a broken record! I keep saying how busy I am...but it's really true. LOL Here's my October Calendar...Check out where I'm going this month! :)
I'm really excited about seeing all my friends at my favorite scrapbook stores!! I've been kitting the classes and getting everything ready so I'm prepared!!! This is one of the projects that I'm teaching at Treasured Memories in Oak Park this weekend!! YAY!!
So you all have been so wonderful in always supporting everything I'm up to so I think it's time to do another give-away! Leave as many comments as you want here by this Friday and I'll pick a winner!! That lucky person will get this kit!! In case you haven't replied in my post below...I'm doing another contest as well!!! So post on both!
Thanks for all your posts!! You guys are the best!!!
Hugs,
Suzy West

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Product design, a give-away, and more!!

It's been a busy few months for me. As you know, I create products for different manufactures. This CHA will be the same except I have even more products coming out! I'm thrille about what I'm doing for LOOK BELOW, LOL


Don't know if you saw their post on facebook but they are looking for people to work their booth!!! Here's the scoop.
We are looking for one or two people to work at our booth at Winter CHA in January greeting customers, showing products, overseeing make n' takes and taking orders. We will pay up to $12/hour, plus we will pay for your hotel room. Transportation not included, so if you live in SoCal or are planning on attending anyway, great opportunity to make some cash and have some crafty fun! Email info@basicallybareonline.com!
I know they will also have room for others to work the booth (with payment) but no hotel room as well. So if you are interested in these spots let them know.
to be considered to work there...head on over to Basically Bare's facebook page!!! Tell them I sent you. Here's the LINK to their page.
I'm also working on some stamps and other products as well. I can't wait to have them in my hands. All of these products will be released for CHA and I'm excited!!!
I'll be looking for dt members for the new company I'm working for very soon!!! I'll also be doing a give-away of some of my products!!! Post here if you want some!!! I'll be looking back at this post to choose someone to send some to.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It seems like yesterday

It seems like yesterday that I got the phone call that my grandma had a attack and to quickly go to the hospital. When I got there the Dr. told us that her heart had stopped.They worked hard to bring her back to life. I remember feeling so lucky that she was alive.
The next day she was awake and we all took turns talking to her. She told me she wanted me to record her stories and that she couldn't wait to go home so she could make me my favorite meals. My grandma LOVED to cook and would cook for anyone and everyone that went to her house. It made her so happy to make things for others. Everyone got their turn to be with her. The following day she was even better and they moved her to another area. We again spent the day with her and she was happy smiling that she was getting a lot of attention from everyone. We left so she could rest and about an hour later we were called to come to the hospital because she was unconscious. When we got there my grandma had passed away. It wasn't because of the heart attack, it was because she had had internal bleeding.
Almost a week later I was giving her eulogy. It took me a long time to write it and towards the middle I just felt impressed to stop and to ask one question..."How many of you were fed by my grandma?" Almost the entire room raised their hand.
My grandma was a special lady. She always left her door open so that people felt like that they were always welcome. She was extremely crafty!!! If you saw her hands you could tell she had spent her entire life creating with them.
It's been ten years since my grandma passed away. I miss her so much. The other day while cleaning I found the partially made blanket that she was knitting before passing away. She was making it for her newest great granddaughter, Sierra who was only two months old. I am so sad that my little one will never know her great grandma. I know they would have gotten a long very well.
I hope that everyone that has a grandma or grandpa takes the time to be with them. Who knows how long they will be on this earth with us. When you see them, give them a hug. I wish I could do the same.
I love and miss you grandma,
Hugs,
Suzy West

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We have a winner!!!!

I feel like it's been forever since I updated my blog. I've definately not forgotten about it, I've just been really busy! I just came back from beautiful Calgary! I had such a great time at Scrapbooker's Bliss!! We even planned for me to go back in January!! I can't wait!
The day before I left I picked up this little number. I LOVE my new Ipad!!! It's so great!! yesterday I bought a pink backing for it. It looks so cute with the green.
I also purchased the black suitcase. I needed to get a new one as my beautiful pink suitcase said good-bye to me. The poor thing has been through a lot and finally the main zipper broke so it was time. It hurt to throw her out.
last, we have a winner for the WIN A CLASS KIT contest!!!! The winner is....
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Please email me your address and I'll get a kit out to you!!!
Have a fabulous week!!
Hugs,
Suzy West

Monday, September 05, 2011

The color white

For most...the color white is boring and bland. For me...white is awesome...at least when it refers to Sierra.
It's been almost three weeks and Sierra's not turned yellow once!!! For the first time in ten years her eyes have been white. Not only that...and this is going to sound weird...but I was walking outside with her and looked down and her scalp was even white!! We have NEVER seen her like this and it's exciting!! You see...It's not just the color...but the meaning...This means she's not losing blood cells!! It means that she won't be tired, she won't be jaundice, and she wont be in fear of needing a blood transfusion.
So I know this is kind of a boring post...but I had to share. THANKS for listening!!
Hugs,
Suzy West

Saturday, September 03, 2011

...and we have a winner....

for the Piece by Piece sample pack contest!!!!
The winner is:
MICHELLE!!! She posted.
I love all the Fancy Shmancy in every color. I love the vintage look of it.
Congratulations Michelle!!! Please email me so I can get you in contact with Bev, owner of Piece by Piece


Don't forget about my other contest going on too!!! Look at the post below...you'll love it!!!
Hugs,
Suzy West