Friday, August 31, 2007

two new layouts

These are two that I've done recently!! Thought I would share. TFL!!
This is using NEW Love Elsie and some Hambly!! The real cool poka dot paper is adhesive back fabric paper!! LOVE IT! The buttons are from buttons galore.

This one is using NEW American Crafts. The letters are vinyl!! I used the slick writers to write on the picture. The flower on her hair is prima and making memories brads.

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Getting ready for school

Everytime I think of the kids starting school, I'm reminded that they really are getting older. (It means I'm getting older too!LOL)
Sierra keeps telling me that she's not a baby anymore. I can't help it, she's my baby. Maybe it's because she's so tiny. She's always the smallest one in her class. She's going into 1st grade. She's so excited!!!
Jeremy is going into the 8th grade. His voice is changing and he's starting to grow. He's so stinkin' handsome!!
They start on the 4th of September. I guess it's time to start doing some serious shopping. It's time to get ready.
Suzy West

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Working hard!!!

This week has been crazy! We've been getting a ton of new stuff in the store, so there has been a lot of re-arranging(sp?).

Today we got in SEVEN boxes of Heidi Grace, Cloud 9, and Fiskars. We also got in TWO more boxes of Luxe Designs. We were going crazy over it all but knew at the same time that we had to get everything up and quick!

Yesterday we prepared and emptied out part of the wall and got in ready for todays shipment.

Here are some before and after shots. LOL
We got all the stuff on this wall moved.

Here's Lizz getting the new Luxe on the wall and two racks.

This is all the new stuff we got in today. It took a long time to get it all up but it looks great!

Tomorrow, we are getting in Love Elsie and more!! We found space for Love Elise but have no idea where we are putting the rest of the stuff. LOL

Off to make more room!!! :)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Angel got her Drivers License!

I took her the other day to get her Drivers License. She was so excited, she couldn't stop smiling!!! She had only driven the van a few times so I was a little nervous for her but she did fine.

This is Angel finding out she passed!

This is her before the test. She looked so cute and I liked the wall so we decided to take a few pictures. LOL These are just a few.

Even though this one was blurry I love how it came out!!
So fellow drivers, if you see Angel driving down the street, get off the road. LOL


Thursday, August 23, 2007

The wait is over....AMERICAN CRAFTS!!

We have been going crazy waiting for the new American Crafts product lines!! We were so thrilled to get it today and to create a beautiful display with it!!! Check it out!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Working on our next book!!!

I'm really excited about our next book!! There are four of us working on it. It's always so much fun talking to the girls about it and doing our planning. We have been emailing a lot back and forth!! This book will include:
Nichole Pereira
Sylvia Bargas
Erin Yamabe
and myself.
This book is going to debut @ CHA winter. I can't wait to see it.
This is Erin's first time working on our book so it's fun to see her enthusiasm!! She has so many fun ideas!
Can't wait for you all to see it!!
Suzy West

Monday, August 13, 2007

Our really fun SISters gtg!!!

OMG I can't believe how much fun I had this past weekend. On Friday we had our crop which Michelle Hill came to. Saturday we had a busy day @ work and then MIchelle Hill came up again and she, Lizz, and I stayed at this amazing four star hotel called the W. If you have never stay at one of these hotels you gotta check them out!! They are amazing!!! We had such a great time there!!! We didn't go to bed until 1am.

The next day we came to the store so we could finish getting ready for our FIRST ever SISters gtg. It was so much fun!!!! I was exhausted from working so many hours but it was so worth it! Allison Kreft from Hambly came by and did make n' takes. She's a doll!!! We "convinced" Michelle to stay with us another day so she stayed for the gtg. She and Angel got very close!! I can't wait to see Michelle again for the BIG EVENT!!! Maybe we can convince her to join us at our anniversary crop!!!

Here are some fun pictures from the weekend.

Can't wait for our next GTG!!! LOVE YA GIRLS!!

Hugs, Suzy West

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

No pictures @ Disney but....

Okay so I told my kids that I wouldn't bug them while @ Disneyland with my camera so I didn't even bring it with me those two days.
I did take a few pics @ Downtown Disney and walking towards it. LOL
Before, the pics. Here's some scoop about the trip.
I went with my mom and the kiddos. It was so much fun!!! We met up with one of my dearest friends Rocio and her family.
The two of us together are like little girls. We have such a great time and understand each other so well!!! She's more like family to me now. I love that girl!!!
We got on the NEMO ride. It's the new submarine ride at Disneyland. I loved it!!! So much fun!!
We were in line and saw to people go straight to the front with a disney guide. It was actor Jay Mohr and his wife Niki Cox. They were so cute together. They got on the same ride as us. I took a few pics with Rocio's camera.
My son was adorable!!! He was a talking machine. For those that know him know he's pretty quiet but he didn't stop talking on our entire trip. Every so often he would put his arm around me and say, "I love you mom!" He was just adorable!
Sierra was just in heaven over everything but didn't want to get on any of the "scary rides". She was just adorable!!! At the firework show she said, "this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, I think I'm going to cry!" She's so cute!!!
The last day we just walked around Downtown Disney and had a great time shopping and hanging out.
So Sierra wanted me to take a ton of pictures of her. What I wasn't expecting was the poses she was giving me. They were so cute. After each snap shot she would give me another pose. I'm not going to post them all because there are many!LOL Here are a few of my favorites.

My mom with the kiddos!!

Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Suzy

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Time flies when your having fun!

In less than 2 weeks my store will be celebrating 5 months of being open. Time is flying by so fast!!!
I love the store. Working with Lizz, Michelle, Angel, and the rest of the girls is so fun for me. Everyday we laugh at so many different things.
Honestly, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it when I moved the store from the garage to here but I really do!!
Here are some new shots of the store. It doesn't show the whole store but you get the picture.:)

Side view of our store. The class room is in the very back.

Loving the new Scenic Route.

This is my favorite wall. It's filled with all the new products.

I love our a la carte section. It's filled with a ton of fun goodies. The drawers are full of flowers and chipboard.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Had fun scrapping!!!

I have been so busy that I haven't had time to do what I love best...SCRAP!

Last night I decided to go ahead and sit down and start something. I had so much fun I didn't want to stop. I finished it today.

Here's what I made.