Handmade By Susan

Handmade By Susan

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cupcake stand

Ok so I have been MIA this summer has been busy with moving. I finally have a craft space (video soon). I also discovered this awesome flower company called I AM Roses.com I am in love with these flowers and it saved me a ton in compared to other brands. I am working on a few projects coming up...Here is one I created for my daughters birthday...I homeade cupcake stand...

Oh and this is what I do with moving boxes...this is one of my projects I am working on...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Well, I move to a bigger place in 2 weeks...and I am packing away. I see with over 15 large boxes of craft supplies and more to pack, I have too much...So as of today, I am on a buying freeze and challenging myself to use what I have BEFORE buying. I keep saying this I know...so I was thinking of putting challenges into action instead of just what I wish I could do. So after my place is set up, I will develop a challenge calendar and start...maybe even a couple ustream challenge chats...

I am also concerned with my health, I have been so stressed with school and ended up in the ER with high blood pressure. So after this semester I am taking off for a while. My concern is student loan repayments, so i will be trying to use my creativity to help that. So there is more crafting to come and preparing for fall craft shows!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mariposa Mini in the making

I started this paper bag mini back in January, I finally did the front cover. I have been so busy with school and my daughter and I was actually able to find some free time, Yay!

Monday, March 21, 2011


They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, so here it is..."my name is Susan and I am addicted to scrapbook shopping!" I spend more time shopping than I do creating! anyone else like this? So I am setting a goal...I have a budget to make one last trip to Micheals to stock up on adhesives this week and thats it until September!!! Can I do this?? I also am changing my scrapbook  method, usually I plan as I go....I find it better and faster if I plan out a few layouts then just assemble...So I am getting some 12x12 holders to do these page plans. My goal is to do 50, yes thats right 50 layouts by September! I have 8 planned...lets see how this goes...

Oh, I also never leave the site of setting a goal without doing something in action to obtain it...so I just ordered 200 pictures on snapfish.com, I am also making a resolution to not watch haul videos on youtube...I see new stuff and I cant get it out of my head! So here we go!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life on the scrapbeach challenge #4 an unfinished project done!

I have had this diva mini on the list for a while, so I decided to complete it for challenge #4

Life On the scrapbeach Challenge #6

Here is my take on challenge #6

Life On the scrapbeach virtual crop challenge #5

I try to attend the virtual crops monthly over at the scrapbeach and this month I had time to complete 2 challenges, yay me! Here is my take on challenge #5

Altered Ikea Beauty Queen Mirror

My daughter and I made this this weekend, I love how it turned out!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Submission

I love Robyn over at My Pink Stamper, she has a personality and style that is just so fun! She is taking applications for her design team. So I thought why not try, I just got my cricut a few months ago and love it. Here is her challenge http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2011/01/my-pink-stamper-design-team-2011.html
I used the Once Upon a Princess cartridge and embossing folder. I got to use my favorite coordinations cardstock. I think the card is really cute! I used googly eyes, purple small pearls on the cupcake and American Crafts ribbon.