Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dare To Dream

The first time I laid my eyes on my niece Ashleigh, I knew there was something special about her. It wasn't just that she was cute and cuddly. It was the way she looked at me when I held her, it was as if she was studying my face and would occasionally give me a big smile. It was her personality.
I remember as a young girl she stood firm that she wanted to be a vegetarian.
I loved the way she had to help any animal that she saw on the street that was either hungry or hurt. The way she did what she wanted to do and be what she wanted to be.
I'm so proud of my niece. If she is reading this, I want her to know that I love her with all my heart! I don't get to see her very much now that she's getting older but she's always on my mind and always in my heart! I want her to know that no matter what...rain or or night...if you need me, I'll be there! I love you sweetie!

This is a book that I made of her last night.
I started this book at a crop yesterday and had so much fun working on it
I came home to finish it!!

I created the cover and then sealed it.

I forgot to bring my letter stickers so I freehanded the word DARE and then cut it out.
Again, I just wrote everything out and then filled some of the letters in with a different color pen.
Love this picture of her!!

I added these chipboard hearts around the page. I then adhered the acrylic page on top
of the chipboards making it 3D.
Love how this book came out. Thanks for looking!!
Suzy West

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Getting ready for Reflections

This Friday I'm heading to New Port Beach. I'll be doing make n' takes at the Reflections event that Scrapbook Oasis is putting on.
I'm excited to be going with three awesome gals:
Shelly Mitchell, Daniela Costa, and Sarah De Guzman
We are first going to head out to the garment district in the morning and then
make n' take night in the evening.

Check out all the fun things I'm working with.

I was trying to take pictures of the product only and then Jeremy said I should be in the picture. LOL Since I look crazy ( I was out in the rain today) I didn't really want to be in it but Jeremy insisted. LOL
It'll be a pretty simple project since it's a make n' take for a 100 or so people
but I think it'll be fun!! Check out all that Jenni Bowlin and the fun canvas sheets by Punky Sprouts!!
You know I gotta throw in some awesome flowers by The Art life.
and we gotta mod podge. I'm misting all three hundred canvas sheets a head of time.
Looking forward to seeing a lot of friends and meeting new scrappers!!
Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Suzy West

Monday, April 26, 2010

A journey full of memories

Last week I showed you guys some of the photos of my mom and I. Here's the project that I created to put the pictures in. I asked a lot of my facebook friends with help on my title, thanks! I saw this one and I liked it a lot because looking through these pictures brought back a ton of fun memories from our fun journey together.
I used Punky Sprouts-Punk n' circumstance album with October Afternoon products.
I love how it came out.
I cut up some of the pages of the chipboard so I could make smaller flip pages.
Love the cute flowers by The Art Life.
This is the back of the pages above.
As you can see, I used my favorite pen again for some journaling.
Love this picture of the two of us in front of these beautiful hills and flowers.
Love the bright journal tags and letters that October Afternoon has.

This is one of my most favorite pictures of my mom and I.
We had such a great day!
We got a little silly as you can see.
I was trying to get her calm since I knew we were going to go
snorkeling. She was so scared!!!
another crazy photo.
By the way...I ended up snorkeling...she didn't.
but that story is good for another day. LOL
Mexico was filled with lots of beautiful colors.
These were our favorite flowers.
Notice how I made my own lines for journaling. LOL
I used glossy accents to "accent" some of the words
Love this album. It's so fun to create with!!
Thanks for letting me share this with you.
Hugs, Suzy West

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Words can't express...

how much I love this woman!!!
I can honestly say that she is my best friend and that she is a true example of being kind, generous, and humble. Her first thoughts are always of her family and has raised my brothers and I to know that family comes first. I cherish and am grateful to her for that.

When I decided to close the store there were two things that I wanted to do. First was to take my family on a trip.
Second, was take my mommy on a cruise!! Just the two of us, to thank her for all the sacrifices she made so that I could have a store.

We had the best time ever!!
Here are just a few of my favorite pictures of our trip.

LOVE this picture!!!!

This is my favorite picture!!!! It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.
I love that beautiful face of hers!! What I love that glorious smile!
Mommy, gracias por todo!
I love you!!!!
Hugs, Suzy West

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Teaching in Calgary, AB in just a few weeks!

I am thrilled to be heading over to Calgary to teach at this awesome store!
I met the owner, Joanne in Los Angeles when she took another class from me.
I'll be teaching three classes for them using Punky Sprouts, Bella Blvd., Crate Paper, and K and Company. We are going to have a blast!!!
I'll be teaching from: May 13th-16th!
She's getting the class information up on her site.
If you would like to take one or all three of the classes, please call the store.

If you are in the area, we hope you can make it.
Suzy West

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just us girls

The other day I went to a crop at my friend Carla's house. I had so much fun hanging out with a lot of our girlfriends. I haven't had a chance to scrap with them for a while so it was great to catch up. I took several pictures!

This is a project using Punky Sprouts album and Crate Paper.
The alphabet stickers are Basic Grey.

I outlined parts of the flowers with my Glaze pen that you all know that I love.
Usually I paint or glimmer mist my canvas pages but this one I kept like it is.
I love that I can use my pen and write on it directly.
You can't tell very well but the page on the right hand side is a half oval acrylic page. Love the shape. So easy to use.
Here's the back side of the page. Check out my friend Satyn getting her scrap on!
I made a pocket page to keep tags in. The canvas sheet on the right
I stamped on. Then I glimmer misted a little. I also used my blue glaze pen to color in some of the flowers.
The last page I kept simple and just added some flowers and again used my glaze pen to write their names directly on the pictures.
Thanks for looking!!!
Hugs, Suzy West

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I won't scrap with out this!

Anyone that scraps with me can and will tell you that there is only one pen that I use and that's this one right here! Sakura Glaze pen!! I love this pen!
I have never liked my writing very much but this pen makes my writing a lot better.

Here I wrote the word LOVE one time.

I wrote the same word underneath and went over it a second time. Look at how much bolder it looks now.
I did the same thing again and then this time I outlined it with a beautiful blue glaze pen.
Here's a sample of my writing with this pen!!
Thanks for looking!!! My pens and I are off to a crop!!
Hugs, Suzy West

Friday, April 16, 2010

Exciting day!!! New design team and more!

Yesterday was so crazy!!! I went through a ton of submissions for Punky Sprouts!
When I finally made a decision I thought I'd better go to bed early because I knew I had a long day and I wanted to start making calls in the morning. Little did I know, my body wasn't going to let me sleep. LOL Never does that happen. I'm usually dreaming by midnight. I didn't fall a sleep until almost 4am this morning(by the way...thank you facebook friends who kept me entertained the entire time I was awake! LOL) !!! I then got up at 7:30am and couldn't go back to sleep. I'm so tired writing this email but I'm also excited because Punky Sprouts has a brand new awesome team and these girls are excited and ready to get their design on!!!

1. Candy Rosenbug
2. Pamela Young
3. Noel Culbertson
4. Carrie Ferrier
5. Charity Hassel
6. Candice McLean
7. Nathalie Kalbach
8. Lynn Reaney
9. Crystalyn Thorsen
10....and me as the lead designer

If that's not exciting enough, I have been asked to do some pretty exciting things for some pretty exciting people!!! I can't share yet but let me tell's exciting! LOL

I'm looking forward to scrapping with friends tomorrow. I have a lot to finish up. I can't wait to show you the project I'm working on. It's using Crate Paper and Punky Sprouts.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs, Suzy West
ps. thanks for posting...I love reading what you think!!! :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm a Bella teacher!!!

Ciao Bella!!!!
I am so excited to announce that I am the
new teacher for beautiful Bella Blvd. As many of you know, I LOVE this company!
My last two books that I created are all Bella products on Punky Sprouts albums!!!
I'm thrilled beyond belief!
So if you are a store...I'm more than happy to add Bella Blvd. to the mix!!!
Thanks for letting me share!
Hugs, Suzy West

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beautiful Girls--Punky Sprouts and Bella Blvd.

A few months ago I took some pictures of the girls. They came out so adorable. I set up the tri-pod so I could be in one of them. I love how they came out. The only thing that would of made the picture better is if my beautiful niece Alyssa could have been in it.
Anyways, I wanted to make a very girlie book so I used Bella blvd.'s new line with Punky Sprouts Rebel album.
I may copy this book and give one to my mom because she also loved the pictures and she loves this line.

Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Suzy West