Friday, November 18, 2011

Mini album

Here are a few more mini albums that I have did this year!  These are few of my first ones

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Layout for a Crafting Social Network!

I just recently joined a new Crafting Social Network....Colorful Creations I really like this site all kind of neat challenges and very friendly crafters! This is a layout that I did for a Challenge and as always I had fun putting it together. TFL
Designed by Suzqucrafter21

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A while back I was involved in a Cigar box swap at the Shack the theme was Steampunk. This is my take on the box......... this was my first one! This was so much fun to do!
Top of box

Inside of  the top of box

Door Hangers

Well I was in another swap over on SOC for door hangers and the lovely lady that I was swapping  with had two daughters she told me to pick one of them to make a door hanger for....but me growing up in a house having a sister I just could not do it! I had to make one for each one of really not that hard making them and one of them loves basketball and the other likes fairies...So here is what I came up with! Happy Crafting Everyone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Charms Charms Charms

This is my last charm for awhile......maybe  this one is last one that I will be! I am in this monthly swap for a Shack and the theme was Falloween Fall colors!  Used the e-Craft machine to cut out the Pumpkin ......Here is my take.....

Friday, October 7, 2011

SOC Blog Hop for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! So in honor of this event--I, along with some talented crafters, have teamed up to honor and celebrate the men and women in our lives that inspire us with their strength in the battle against Breast Cancer. Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus, there will be an SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Monday, Oct. 10 at 11:00pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs this Friday, Oct 14.
If you are here from PureLovelyCrafty then you are on the right track.....To start from the beginning you need to go to The Beginning Of A Masterpiece I hope that you are enjoying this blog hop. This is for a great cause and for everyone that leaves a post I will be donating a dollar for each post to Susan G. Komen for the Cure! I will also randomly  pick someone for Blog candy...a gift certificate to The Cutting Cafe...As always thank you for stopping by       Suzyque
Suzy-que     <---you are here

This charm is for my brave sister-in-law who is in remission right now from Breast Cancer....  If you have any questions please feel free to  e-mail me!

Used for the tag then used a Spellbinder die cut to get the scallop edge

Most of the charms I used came from e-bay..the large metal ribbon is a Michaels find and the smaller metal ribbons are from Hobby Lobby

Used a Cuttle bug folder to emboss the large pink ribbon that I cut with my e-Craft die cut machine!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

e-Craft Cutting Machine My New Toy!

I have a new addition to my die cut machines......It's the e-Craft by Craftwell.......there is a bit of a learning curve which I plan on mastering here soon...but the two biggest things that I really like are that it does not require a sticky mat to cut do need something that would stabilize thin sheets of cards stock ....but guess what? After a little bit of research ....the item that I am using can be brought from the dollar store how neat is that.....  and Craftwell allows you to import files like SVG and while I do not know how to convert the other types of files yet it will let you convert other files to cut! They have also partnered up with Make the Cut...and how awesome is that!!!! I have been playing with my e-craft machine since this afternoon and I  and see that I will have endless possibilities on creating all kind of neat crafty project.... Don't get me wrong I still love my Cricut.....but it just great being able to have other options when looking for shapes or Font to cut! Here are few pictures....As always Happy Crafting

Scrapbook Expo in Duluth Back in July!!!

Had a great time at the Duluth, Ga Scrapbook Expo this year...and was able to meet up with some wonderful Crafters that belong to Scraps of Color a wonderful website that has members from all over the world. I had  a few pictures on a memory card but as luck would have it I lost my card! My DD found my memory card..... this year lots of pictures will be taken might even do a LO........Happy Crafting Everyone

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Here is my first Video ever!

This is another swap from over at The Shack! This is altered cigar box that I received from a very talented Crafter Ms Francine...and I just loved everything she sent me!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I am really loving the swaps on the various crafting websites...I am now doing a charm swap over on the Shack and loving it...I love bling and the theme for this swap was diamond and pearls(faux of course)...a girls best friends! So decided I to do pink and white pearls and crystal for my diamonds...Most of my supplies came from Hobby Lobby and the sliver charms came from my Good buddy TerryO....she just nice like that!
So here is my take on this challenge...Happy Crafting Everyone...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dress Form pin cushion

I recently joined a website named the Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack....everyone calls it the Shack....there is a wonderful Groups of gifted and talented Crafters over there! One very talented Crafter Lia of Scrapsation recently made a dress form pin cushion and it so cute...She was so sweet to shared here template for the dress form......several of the ladies over on the Shack have made them and I just had to try my hand at making one too!...since I sew it did not take me long at all! I really had a great time making I decided that I would make few for Christmas this year and give them as presents..Yay......... here is my take on the dress form...details to follow later!

Tag Swap over on Scraps of Color (SOC)

Participated in another tag swap of on SOC...since I had so much fun doing the last one! This tag had a fall theme so I did it a little different....I embossed some of the leaves on it then distressed it and added some punched out leaves along with a dimensional acorn to it! I really love the way they turn out....I had to make 15 tags....Happy Crafting everyone

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cricut Craftroom! WooHoo

I have finally been granted access to the Cricut Craftroom! It does remind me of Design Studio just a little but is easier to navigate!  I was up and running in no does help having the Gypsy and the Expressions 2 (E2).....when using the CCR I did use the help button a few times too....What did not help is that I was playing with it at 12:30 at night after being up since 6:30 that morning...Smile will have more updates once I have played with CCR some more....PS I did not receive an invite! (I was periodically trying to sign in each week to see if I was given access)...this last time it worked......How About That! Happy Crafting Everyone......

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cropping with friends!

Yesterday I was invited to a fellow crafter's house and boy was I in for treat! Thank you! Lia of A Piece of My Scraps  who is such a talented crafter ...... Talk about an awesome Crafting room it was truly inspiring! She has the ideal set-up in her craft room...... there are pictures on her blog! Not only is her craft room really nice she is sooo talented and a real sweetheart! You can also see some of Lia's many crafting creations on her blog! Check it out at the above link.... I was in such awe of her scrap room and everything was so neatly stored I came home and started cleaning up my Crafting space! We shared ideas and talked about all types of crafts... like where the best places are to go shopping and get how to get great  bargains...from setting up your craft room to even where to get some really good bargains on fruit! It was simply the best! But not only did I hang out with Ms. Lia...... I also got a chance to hang out with one of my favorite crafters that I have finally had  the pleasure to meet about a week ago! She is another awesome and talented crafter......Ms. Terry of Tellen's Place Designs  she has great digi designs for sale(will be coloring one soon)....they are so cute!   Wow she is a wonderful person! She gave me some really great pointers on how to use Copic markers! I really love the techniques Terry uses.... Here what I was able to come up with! Don't forget to visit these wonderful Crafter's blog you will be pleasantly surprised!!!!! Happy Crafting Everyone

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Another Swap over at Scraps of Color (SOC)

I have been involved in a few swaps over on SOC and having so much fun creating some really wonderful Crafty projects my latest one is making book markers this was a lot of fun! I did not have to buy any book markers I had some in my stash...Can you say the happy crafting when that happens. I knew that I wanted to put a phrase on the book marker and at first I was looking for something that had to do with reading! However, Michaels was having a sale on Tim Holtz's products of course I could not pass that up! I found the neatest phrase and knew that it was the one...I distressed all my book markers with the some distressing ink by Tim Holtz (tea dye) and then I sprayed Glimmer mist which is hard to see on the pictures ....I also used one of the decorative stamp off of the same group of stamps by Tim Holtz for the bottom of the book marker. At the top I used a stamp from a different stamp set. Then I took the book markers to the School Box store and had them laminate them which is 0.25 a foot...what a deal! Here is the finished product....

Designed by Suzqucrafter21

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Joann Haul

I went into Joann's Craft to pick up some tags for a swap that I am participating in and while I was in line  ready to check out a fellow crafter was getting some really nice big EK punches....OK so the sales clerk was ring them up and they were coming up 4.97 yes 4.97...regularly priced 17.99. I could not believe it of course I got off of the line and went and picked up a few!  I also picked up some really pretty Martha Stewart ribbon on clearance.........

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blog Candy

I used to pick two lucky winner for the blog candy that I am offered here on my blog I will number everyone in the order that you posted on my blog and I also entered anyone who posted on my blog posts that was after I did the blog candy post good luck and happy crafting everyone...

and the winners are as follows    1st place winner                                                                                                                                                                                      

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2nd place winner

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Congratulations to all!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Recipe Card for a swap on Scraps of Color

This was a fun but a Challenging swap I had the hardest time finding embellishments for my recipe lay out. But it worked out in the end! I found some paper at Joann Craft store but they did not have enough of the card stock left so I took the one sheet that I had and copied it at Office was 50 cents a copy but I only need three sheets I copied it on to 110 weight card stock! I also could not find a chili pepper on any of my Cricut cartridges...I was going to use a free clip art image but that meant me having to cut each one out...My Cricut has made me lazy!....I found a shape close to it and only had to cut the bottom of the die cut rather than having to cut the whole image out! Added Inkssentials Glossy accents for a dimensional effect! The recipe is from the website http Here are a few pictures of some of my embellishments and the finished product.... Happy Crafting Everyone!

The glossy accent was not completely dry

Distressed and embossed with a Sizzix  embossing plate

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Copic Markers

About a week ago I was able to get some free digi stamps at Cutting Cafe one of my favorite sites for digi stamps! I wanted to start getting some copic markers and this was a good reason to get them so that I do my own coloring!  Keep in mind this my first attempt and no where near as nice as some of the wonderful and talented ladies out there! I watched some of the youtube videos by suzannejdean she is very informative and I learned a lot. This Digi Stamp is from  which was used on one of the videos that I watched ...just fell in love with it!  Suzqucrafter21

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Graduation Box(Another Crafty project while on Vacation)

This is a box I put together with poster board and stickers I found at Michael's Craft Store.Would have make my own stickers but left my Cricut at home.

Designed by Suzqucrafter21

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blog Candy

 Since I was a way on vacation and did not have time to post on my blog......I wanted to start back with a bang and offer some great blog candy..there will be two prizes a grand prize what shown below and a runner up some other goodies that are not shown.......... so you will have two chances to win some awesome scrapbooking goodies....This open to all my followers and anyone who becomes a follower....all you have to do is take a look around my blog and let me know which one of my Blog post you like the best! Then leave me a post here under this one with your email address for a chance to win!Good luck and Happy Scrapbooking

As you can see there are some awesome goodies here!
Paper, ribbon and stickers just to mention a few....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Crafting while on vacation

 This brag book of my Grandson was made for his Godparents that
I started  during  a crop party at fabulous scrapbooking Store
in Yorktown, Virginia
I had such a wonderful time and the ladies were so friendly.....
If you ever get a chance to visit Hampton Roads area in Virginia
you are in for a treat!

Designed by Suzqucrafter21

Monday, May 30, 2011

Distressed Tags!

Here are some distressed tags that I made for
another swap over at Scraps of Color...I
had so much fun with this swap...and I learned
so much from the Tim Holtz video's on
I decided to leave them un-embellished and attach
charms to them.

You can't really tell from the picture but these have a feel of old leather to them!

I did the distressing first then and once it dried I stamped it a
a clear butterfly stamp...then sprayed it with
some glimmer mist
Again here I distressed and let it dry and then added the stamped Martha Stewart (Love her stamp sets)
This is one of my favorites with the same process as above!
On all of thise tags I used the Tim Holtz's Distressing Inks
and on most of them I used Glimmer Mist! On the ones that have
the look of leather I embossed them
with one my Fiskar's embossing folders!
As I said I looked at several videos before starting this project!