Hi! My name is Suzanne Austin. I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting! I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back! It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry. My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping. My motto: Just do it! I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend. I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term!
If you have leftover photo or watercolor paper that’s yearning to be put to great use-have no fear! Using Smooch Accent Inks, you can create an array of customized DIY marbled paper designs! I’ve put together this fun layout which … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | October 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Petal Point Christmas Cards Made Easy!
I happen to really enjoy being able to cut spending costs during the holiday gift-giving season! ColorBox® Pigment Petal Point Inks and a few other really inexpensive supplies have helped me do just that! With three kiddos, these type of … Continue reading →
Hey there! Suzanne here to share a rare Fall themed layout of “me” featuring some of our newest Fall release products! I love the vibrancy of the colors in our ColorBox® Petal Point Pigment Inks in “Poinsettia.” We also have … Continue reading →
The ColorBox® Color Pop Premium Inks by Susan K Weckesser pack such a vibrant punch of color! I was able to use the Pigment, Archival Dye, and Premium Dye Inks all on one mixed media tag because they are very versatile … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | October 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on Dia De Los Muertos Wall Hanging with Surfacez Ink
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for quick and easy DIY project ideas for holiday decor. This Dia De Los Muertos wall hanging was just that-quick and easy! The best part-I used Marisa Pawelko Surfacez Inks to … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | September 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Halloween Treat Bag Toppers
I have three kiddos in school that keep me pretty busy! Halloween essentially begins the season of teacher and student gift-giving at school. Having three elementary kids, If I choose to do something hand-made, it has to be easily replicated! … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | September 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on “Hope” Layout using Rollagraph Stamp!
I love that Clearsnap has made available very cool items like the Jen Goode “Hope” Rollagraph Stamp to raise awareness for Breast Cancer! I have chosen to create a layout using the “Hope” Rollagraph Stamp to create a soft, and … Continue reading →
I am not ashamed to say that sewing/stitching intimidates me! I’ve always wanted to give hand stitching a try, and ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Ink has given me the confidence to do just that! It makes hand-stitching so easy-even for the embroidery … Continue reading →
Have you ever had an AHA moment? Well, I had an “accidental” aha moment one day while working on a project using ColorBox® Metallic Pigment Ink! I will show you how I created the texture on this tag using faux … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | August 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on Coloring Page Bookmark “Painted” with Smooch Spritz!
I confess, I am horrible at staying inside the lines when coloring! It’s just one of those skills I never “perfected.” Surprisingly, I was able to stay inside the lines (mostly :)) using a paintbrush and Smooch Spritz spray inks … Continue reading →
I don’t know about you, but sometimes-just sometimes, I get discontent with the “monotony” of my craft. I have that moment of needing to step outside of my comfortable little box and take on an adventure! Today, that adventure is … Continue reading →
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share a layout with you today that I’ve created using some of my favorite techniques and of course with some of my favorite Clearsnap products-Pigment Ink and Art Screens! This layout was super easy … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | February 3rd, 2016 | Comments Off on Teresa Collins Pigment Ink Layout
If you’re like me, sometimes finding that perfect piece of pretty, scrappy paper is close to impossible! Luckily, I have some pretty awesome inks at my disposal! I got a little creative with our new ColorBox® Teresa Collins Pigment Inks … Continue reading →
I confess, I am the epitome of chaos in the organization and planning arena of life. I fly by the seat of my pants most days, and having to keep a schedule gives me hives. In my previous life, I … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | December 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on ColorBox Erasable Ink Christmas Tag
I will admit-I am not the greatest in creating “off the page” projects, but with the aid of our brand new ColorBox® Erasable InkPad, I may venture off said page a little more often! I created this tag with the … Continue reading →
Christmas season is upon us yet again! Every year, it seems to make it’s way around even faster than the year before! I had some Christmas photos that I’d taken last year and decided to create a layout using some … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | November 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on Mermaid “Smooch” Kisses
The advantage of having a messy work area: there’s always hidden inspiration (or mess) that jumps the old mojo into gear! No surprise, this is how this eclectic tag began! Using an array of old and new ColorBox® goodies, I … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | November 2nd, 2015 | Comments Off on ColorBox Altered Tag Honoring Veterans
This altered tag began, like many of the tags I create, as a “mojo starter.” I hardly ever create with yellow, so I thought what a perfect opportunity to honor our Veterans past and present! I used several … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | October 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on ColorBox Embossed DIY Gold Gift Wrap
Gift wrapping doesn’t have to be boring and mundane! I will admit, it’s not a favorite task of mine, but sometimes, if I’m looking to break the monotony of wrapping, I pull out my ColorBox® supplies and jazz it up … Continue reading →
Hello card making friends! We’re glad you’re here for World Card Making Day 2015 – were hosting a fun, fast hop! Ink and card making go hand in hand so we are bringing some of our fabulous creative members together to share … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | September 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on Izink Halloween Mason Jar Pumpkin
It’s getting to be that time of year again! Yep, “THE HOLIDAYS!” Halloween is right around the corner! It’s a holiday where those who choose to celebrate have fun either dressing up or decorating. So, I decided to create a little pumpkin … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | September 2nd, 2015 | Comments Off on DIY School Supplies-ColorBox Style!
I I’ve done it, and I’m sure you did too-decorated a boring notebook or book cover for school with I love you’s, doodles etc.! Writing on notebooks was kind of “the” thing to do when I was in high school … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | August 4th, 2015 | Comments Off on What artists know about coloring modeling paste – Suzanne shares her secret
Hello! Suzanne here to share a quick and easy Asian-inspired greeting card that has been created using ColorBox® Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink Spray, a stencil, and artist modeling paste. The technique is simple and lends itself to custom-colorized texture. … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | July 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on “Blingy Grunge” with Clearsnap Designer Foils!
Nothing associates “Made in the USA,” or Fourth of July better than the colors red, white, and blue. So, taking cues from these patriotic colors (which happens to be this month’s color inspiration challenge), I’ve created a grungy Fourth of … Continue reading →
by Suzanne Austin | July 2nd, 2015 | Comments Off on Inky Mojo Starter with Izink Inks!
If I’m ever in a creative rut or my mojo decides to take a vacation (this happens often!), I tend to whip out a tag and start applying color or stamping to get the creative juices flowing. This tag … Continue reading →