Saturday, October 29, 2011

NEW DT Call...coming soon...

I'm really excited that I got so many responses on facebook for the DT call that I'll be posting soon. I'm definately going to be putting out a call asap! I just want to meet with my boss in the UK first. I'll be seeing him the beginning of next week.
In the meantime...I'd love to see your work. Please link your blogs here. I'd love to see any work you've done with Embossing powders if you have them. (don't worry if you don't). The main product we have is embossing powders but there will be stamps and other products as well!!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me HERE
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Suzy West

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tonight's going to be a good night!

Words can not express the love and humility I feel over Saturday's event. We celebrated Ever After's 10 year Survivor crop FUNDRAISER!!! If you read my post below, you know that I travel all over the world and have been to many events, but NOTHING compares to this! This year over $65,000 was raised to help raise awareness for breast cancer. It amazes me what Ever After has done. John Akins, co-owner of Ever After started Survivor crop two years after they opened their store. I'm sure he has no idea it would get this big! Here's a news article of this years event.
My favorite part of this 24 hour event is when they announce how much was raised at midnight and then the music comes on as we celebrate!!!
Here are some pictures from Survivor!!

I can't wait til' next year when we celebrate Survivor year 11!!! LOL
On another note...I'm so excited you all love that I'm selling my kits! I sold out in such a short time last time. I've gotten most of them out. Sorry if I haven't given you a total yet. I've just been so swamped!! I will contact you with a total tomorrow when I get home from my trip.
So you want to see my next one? Let me tell you....this class was soooooo popular and I only have 25 kits! These are going to go FAST!!! So if you would like one...EMAIL ME fast!
Here's the picture.

Thanks for always leaving me sweet messages! I love reading every single one!!!!!
Suzy West

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Helping to raise funds & awareness to end breast cancer

I LOVE my "job!". I enjoy traveling, teaching, and having fun with all my scrappy friends. Each event is memorable to me but I'm going to be honest...there is ONE event that means more to me than any other event I am a part of. I get emotional just thinking about it.
The event I love is called Survivor crop and is put on by Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista, Ca. Survivor Crop is a 24 hour crafting event that takes place in October every year and raises money for the San Diego Affiliate of Komen for the Cure. The people that help with this event are simply amazing! They donate tons of hours, money, and love to make Survivor happen! All the girls that attend the fundraising crop work hard for MONTHS collecting tons of money to donate. My favorite part is at midnight when they announce how much money was raised! Everyone dances, cheers, and hugs!! Some of US cry over the overwhelming emotion we feel!!! If you are in the area, PLEASE come and donate!!! I leave for the event this Thursday to donate time, do the make n' take, teach (one Basically Bare and 2 flower classes), and hang out with everyone!!!!
Have a wonderful week!
Suzy West

Friday, October 07, 2011

Home is where the heart is...PLUS...guess what...

Hi everyone! Checking in from beautiful Florida!!! I'm teaching at Whim So Doodle in Tampa. They have such a great store!!
I have a new project to show you. Actually it's just a sneak peek. I am still finishing up a lot of the inside of the book. I gotta tell you...I LOVE this project!!! It's using NEW Generations line from Simple Stories, Basically Bare albums, Shimmerz, Helmars, and a ton more!!!
I will be teaching this project at the following two stores: Photo Scraps in Maryland and the Keepsake Elements in Chicago. I hope you can make it!! :)
I've been asked a ton of times if I could mail out kits to people that can't make it to the stores. I will be taking orders on a first come first serve basis. The first one will be a project I am retiring. It's SO popular! I just finished making about 10 more kits! It's the FAMILY BOUND BY LOVE class that I've taught all over the states! Once they are gone...they are GONE FOREVER!
This project comes with a ton of products!! The big 8x10 album is filled with lots of pages, all the papers, stickers, embellishments, etc and instructions.
The kit is $45.00 plus shipping. I'll be doing it through paypal.
If you would like one of these kits, please email me at
Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Suzy West

Monday, October 03, 2011

Creating is my passion!!

I am so lucky to be able to do what I love for a living.

In my free time, I spend it creating. It makes me so happy!! There are many times I sit next to Sierra and the two of us create. (She inspires me!) Last night she said, "mommy, creating is your passion". I thought about it and really is!!
It made me think...if I have only ONE life to live...I choose to do things that make me happy and creating does that for me.
I have so many friends that really want to spread their wings and make their passion a YOU I say....DO IT!!!! Don't let anyone tell you that you can't or you shouldn't. If you dream it...DO IT! If there is anyway, I can help can count on me!!
Have a great week!!
Suzy West