Friday, November 2, 2012

 Welcome to the ModPodge Designs Scraps Fall Harvest Blog Hop! For MPDS' inaugural blog hop, we will be featuring autumn projects to celebrate this great time of year! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop, including a special MPDS blog hop gift for one lucky visitor! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by 11:30pm EST on Nov. 4. From all of the eligible readers, one will be randomly drawn. The winner(s) of the blog hop gift and all of the blog candy prizes will be posted on Tuesday, Nov. 6th. 

Here are some container that I altered for some very close friends......I filled them with candy and other goodies! I am so thankful to be surrounded by wonderful friends...... that it was only fitting to altered these containers for them! Don't you just love this time of year? I know that I do...thank you for stopping by!!! As always Happy Crafting! Suzy-Q

   Here is your next stop for the blog hop Meka-

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mini Album Swaps (MAS)

Hello everyone I just want to share some really exciting new with everyone that comes by and visits my blog. I just recently became a host for a  few swaps over on Mini Album Swaps (MAS) if you have been following my blog you will see that I have been swapping over on MAS for awhile and having a blast! Everyone is super sweet and really helpful....I could not help be get involved with the site and one of
co-owners is Merry Seavers and she has a store on the site so that members do not have to donate to keeping the site running. So using the store helps the with the cost of MAS and in turn you get some awesome deals on some really great goodies that they carry! I am currently hosting an ongoing challenge for making your own Art Journal here you will see my interpretation of this challenge...... As always happy Crafting  Suzy-Q21

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Library pockets w/ tags

Here are some fall library pockets that I made for another swap! I really enjoyed making these so much fun can't wait to see what the other ladies did! TFL and Happy Crafting Suzy-Q21

A Corset

Hello Everyone here is a corset that I did for a swap over on MAS....I used paper from recollections open stock at Michaels and trim from Walmart and Joann's the hanger is made from 16 gage wire and the corset is a svg file from is the link papertherapy-suzeq4500 I just used part of the SVG file beacause I time restraints but I plan on going back and making the whole corset that Suzeq4500 shows on her blog check out the rest of the blog for some really nice projects! I had such a blast making these I might make a few always Happy Crafting Suzy-Q21

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My First Altered Purse

Hello everyone here is a video that I did on an altered purse for (MAS) Mini Ablum Swaps! Enjoy......

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Art Journal for me!

So I am in a challenge over at .....yes you guessed it Mini Album Swaps (MAS) for an art journal and I love it because you are creating it for yourself! I separated the book that was easy the host Corissa had a video that shows you what to do I would have never guessed to do this here is the link Corissa youtube video and I then separted a napkin and using the top layer of the napkin decopaged it on to a 6x8 piece of canvas material that I got from Hobby Lobby in the fabric section after it dried I then glued it to the cover of the book using modpoge...thanks for stopping by and happy crafting Suzy-Que

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Coffee Sleeve Mini

Hello everyone I recently was in another swap on Mini Album Scraps (MAS)....the challenge was to make a Garden theme coffee sleeve or coin pocket mini I decided to do the coffee sleeves. Well it took me forever to get a coffee sleeve cause no one had any except for the Starbucks......I had to buy something  but that's ok...... because what I did was make a coffee sleeve template on my Gypsy!(have I ever told you how much I love my Gypsy! I love my Gypsy....) This way I could make them any size I wanted to and of course I just had to made them a little bigger than the one from Starbucks! (how else was I going to fit all the stuff that I wanted put on the pages of the mini....the ones from Starbucks were just too tiny).......Well I started with the cover and this is not a actually sleeve but it's cut in the shape of a coffee sleeve....the hummingbird  you see below is colored with my copics and then I added glossy accents over that but  wait right before the glossy accents completely dried I added fine glitter...the flowers throughout the mini are either altered or made and if you look at the post before this one you can see how to make those...I had a ball making this mini even though it's my first coffee sleeve mini.....I hope my partner likes it as  much as I did having fun creating it and as always happy crafting Suzy-Q

Friday, August 3, 2012


Hi Everyone

Today I wanted to share how I make or should I say alter flowers that I get from the store I normally get the white ones...These flowers came from Joann.  As you see I buy them on the bush and then take them apart.  The supplies I used are in the background....... I sprayed it with color wash (butterscotch) first gave it time to dry and then added the a homemade glimmer mist(it's a pink) to it but that did not give it a glimmer at all so then I pulled out the stickles and that did it! I then inked the edges after stickles dried with my distress ink there you have it!( I only did this because I wanted a darker edge but I normally ink the edges first)  I hope that you give it a much cheaper than buying the flowers in the Scrapbooking sections!   And you can make them any color you like....
Happy Crafting Suzy-Q

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A birthday card

Today I was able to spend some time with a dear friend on her birthday! So I  just had to make a card for her and here is what I came up with! TFL

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello Everyone
I just wanted to share some really pretty and creative stickpins and their presentations. I was in a swap over at Mini Album Swaps (MAS)....I love all the stickpins and the ladies are so creative! TLF As always happy crafting Suzy-Q

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Ning site

Hello everyone

I have just joined a new ning site called ModPodge Design and Scrap ...... I am really enjoying all the interesting and creativeness that happening on the site...I have only been a member for a few days but I find my self jumping on the computer and going directly to the site each day! I have learned something new each day. Today, I have learned how to create a really neat video using a program made by Animoto what a fun site check it out when you get the chance. Thank you  Qadirah Gomez-ModPodge Queen They have free 30 seconds video and you can get a lot done in that time frame but if you want to do one longer there is a fee. Enjoy and let me know what you think! As always happy crafting........Suzy-Q

Try our slideshow maker at Animoto.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Altered Paint Sticks!

Here I are some altered paint sticks that I had so much fun making! I decided to do a video...this is only my second video ever! And my first time altering paint sticks! Some of the supplies I used was open cardstock from Michaels, embellishments from HL, Joanns, Michaels and Scrapbook Expo, my Spellbinders rectangle die cut, Stickle and Glossy accents if you have any questions leave me a post and I will be sure to get back with you!Enjoy......

Monday, July 9, 2012

Another Swap!

Hello everybody I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July.... I entered another swap this time it's for stickpins........theme was fireworks I immediately thought of red, white and blue... and that is when the fun started here are some of the materials I used. Glossy accents, Stick pins from Joann's floral section and beads that I have picked up along the way from different places.....wanted  to display the stickpins using a tag so I used this program to make a word cloud and it so much fun, you just find a group of words to input into the box hit the create tab and there you have it a word cloud. What's a tag without a flower and I found the prefect ribbon at Hobby Lobby to make a few it also helped to anchor the stickpins! TFL and as always Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dress Forms

I wanted to try my hand at decorating dress forms ...  Yes Dress Forms and boy these little beauties are so addictive to make. I really had a blast making them :  I used the Tim Holtz die cut then I cut several pieces of chip board so that they would be sturdy afterwards I glued them all together.... I got lucky at Joann and found some really pretty cardstock that feels like fabric it was on clearance! WooHoo While I was surfing I came across this video for making a brooch that I used for the middle of  two of the dress forms.....these are way too cool.... ...I had to change up a few things to made it work for me but that was not a problem love they way they turned out!....... I used tulle and lace to make the dresses and what is a dress form without a little bing and a stickpin! Hope that you enjoy what I done  TFL Happy Crafting Suzy-Q

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SOC's Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Hop Winners

Hello everyone here are the blog hop winner for the following prizes: The winner of the  SOC Blog Hop Gift is Nitasha (please contact Cheryl on SOC)  And the winners yes I said winners I have two 1st place and 2nd place. Mandy you are my 1st place winner and Shirley you are my 2nd place winner.  Below are pictures of what you ladies have won! Congratulations to all the lucky winners and as always Happy Crafting! Suzy-Q

Nitasha's Prize

Mandy's Prize please contact me here on my blog or via email @ SOC

Shirley's Prize please contact me here on my blog or via email @ SOC

Friday, June 22, 2012

SOC's Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Hop

This weekend marks the official start of summer--days filled with a little travel, fun, and relaxation with family and friends! So to celebrate, I, along with some talented crafters, have teamed up to share projects that display summer fun! 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 a SOC(Scraps of Color) blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Mon, June 25 at 11pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wed, June 27. So here on my blog I did a layout of my children from 1988 I can't believe how they have grown! They are two and one in this picture. My daughter the oldest is in school right now for early child education and taking care of her baby.  My son here pictured is a miracle baby he was born 2 months early overseas in the Philippines he had a 50/50 chance of living today he serves in the United States Coast Guard. I am extremely proud of both of my children!  Post a comment and I 'll have a special blog candy surprise for one lucky person that stops by! Remember stay cool and have fun this summer! Suzy-Q

 SOC Blog Candy!

Suz-que  <----you are here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flowers! Flowers! and more Flowers!

I joined a swap over on to swap handmade flowers. I really enjoyed making these flowers....a lot of the supplies came from Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Morning.  Cloth flowers a my favorite ones to make and  most of these are made out of ribbon and trim that I found in the fabric section...and they are so easy to make. I really wanted to step up my game and make them a little more dimensional than I did the last time so this time I added liquid pearls, stickles, and buttons that I got from various places some are even from swapping with fellow crafters. If you have any questions please leave a message and 
I will be sure to get back to you...
As always Happy Crafting! 
TFL Suzy-Q

Saturday, June 9, 2012

My first Card Swap

I have recently completed a card swap and it was very challenging but I was happy on how the cards  turned out I used a stamp that I had found at Michael's and the cardstock came from HL and Michaels the sentiment I typed and printed on the computer. I also used a die cut from spellbinders that I really like...TFL

Monday, May 21, 2012

My Canvas Project!

I would like to give a shout out to my Friend Lia for showing me this technique it super easy and  it took  less  than a 1/2 hour to do!(It took me longer to find a picture that I wanted to use) I really love the way it turned out! I used a 6x6 canvas,tissue paper, matte mod pod and my printer.....Thanks again Lia....your are truly an inspiration....TFL and always Happy Crafting

Painted the sides with black paint

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mini Album and a change!

I really had a great time making this mini album...
My theme was butterflies and you will see them throughout the mini
So I made a change to the front of my mini after doing some flowers for a swap as you will see below!
(I wanted to showcase more of the big flower that cover the whole what I did!)
Here are some of the products I used:
K&Company(Painted Garden)12x12 pad
Transparent Stickers
Glossy Accent
Cricut ,Sizzix Big Shot
Spellbinder and sizzix die cuts
Tim Holtz Distressed Seedless Preserves