Meet November 2017's Guest Designer - SUSAN!
Friday, November 3, 2017

Meet November 2017's Guest Designer - SUSAN! 4 comments  

paper crafting inspiration featuring carta bella, illustrated faith and crate paper

Posted by heidi

Screenname: Suewho372


First name: Susan:


What inspires me to create?  I think you can find inspiration in just about everything. It can be wrapping paper that is pretty, a sunset, a silly moment. Even things that you don't typically have photos for can inspire you to create.


Most readers don't know this about me: I hate the name Sue-- which is my legal name -- when I turned 18, I decided to have everyone start calling me Susan.


BIO: I am a single mom- (divorced for 20 years in 2018). I live in SE Missouri, in a small town. I am an Environmental Engineer. When I started in this profession there were very few women in the field. Now women make up about 1/2!


I have 2 kids that are both grown and on their own. DS the oldest is 29 and is getting married Nov. 11th. WOW! That’s in a couple weeks! He does live here with me in Poplar Bluff. My DD is 24, she lives in St. Louis and is getting married next fall.

Good thing I have Memphis (the baby of Mazee and Merlin (both who have passed on to rainbow bridge, and the last of my golden retriever family. She will be 10 in March! Then {I} have a rescue doggie, Murphy who will be 4 on Nov 8th, and Ollie my black lab that does not like water!!! He will be 3 in December. Winnie is 2! Both Winnie and Ollie are my grand puppies from DD. LOL

These guys give me lots of love and company daily!!! They are many times the subject of my scrappy pages!

My scrappy style has, and continues to evolve as I learn and fall in love with new techniques. I do love to try new things.

My Crafty supply "must have": So if you've seen many of my layouts you know I LOVE pop dots, twine, and all things glittery!


Project #1: Gratitude

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So thankful for friends that come together when you need them! My dd and I decided to have a wedding shower for ds and his bride to be. Well... that said, I have never hosted or been to many showers. Thank goodness these ladies have and gave me an untold amount of help and were on site the day of to help me and dd set everything up. Special thanks to G! She has a lot of wisdom, talked me down on several occasions when I got overwhelmed and was stressing out!

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Project #2: Kiss the Miss

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The wedding shower for my DS and his bride to be! They were very happy! The shower turned out very nice! Whew!

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Project #3: Winter Fun

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My dd and her boy! I grew up ice skating and in the cold in Wisconsin. DD not so much! Where we live it does not snow much, and when it does it usually doesn't stay long. Our experience with ice is usually in ICE STORMS and not skating! LOL So we traveled to a skating rink in a town nearby for some skating!

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Project #4: Black and White Christmas

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I really love to play with photo editing on my phone. I usually only take pics on my phone now so I have a bunch of apps that I have collected over the years. This is called More LOMO... it is not supported. I got it when I was doing 2014 JYC... I took this pic of Memphy. That year I did not actually do many layouts for my JYC. It was the first Christmas after we lost Merlin, and there were also some things going on in the family. When I saw this Christmas line by Kaiser Craft I knew I really wanted to use that photo!!!

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Project #5: We Need Each Other


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Isn't this Crate Paper's FaLaLa Awesome??!!! This is my friend G, (I scrap her grand son's, you might have seen them in my gallery) and I. Until Sept it had been FOREVER since we had a pic taken together. We went to Women Aware, a day long Women's conference and work sent us and several other women we work with. It was a lot of fun!

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All of us here at A Cherry On Crafts would like to welcome Susan as this month's Guest Designer! Please be sure to check out her inspirational gallery and plan on participating in all of her Guest Designer Challenges. You can find them on our Message Board! One participant per challenge will receive a $5 eGift Certificate to A Cherry On Top Crafts!

Posted by heidi

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Reader Comments ...
pawprints . Long Island, NY
11/4/17 1:44 pm
Susan I love all of your layouts! Congrats on being this month's Guest Designer!

MTCanuk . MT
11/4/17 9:31 am
Beautiful layouts, Susan!

emmapaige . Eagleville PA
11/4/17 4:22 am
Congratulations - beautiful layouts!

blbabe1234 . Corpus Christi, TX
11/3/17 2:19 pm
Gorgeous reveal Susan! Congrats on being GD!

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