Monday, September 17, 2012

featuring SUZ.

Have you gotten to know any of our butterflies? If not, now's your chance! Each of our butterflies will be featured here on the blog, giving you a little bit more about them, and showing off some of their incredible work! First up......

Name: Susan "Suz" Mannecke
Born: A Cheesehead but have currently resided in Nixa, MO for 8 years now.
Family: Married to my DH for 17 years, I have two boys ages 14 and 10, and I also care for four, 4-legged pets; 3 dogs: Rudy, Lily, Bella and one orange tabby named Hugsley. (He loves to give hugs!) ;)
Papercrafting since: Since I was a young child. I use to doodle and draw for hours and make cards for my family and friends out of my creations. I began scrapbooking well before they had specific tools for it. (Think, paper + Scissors + glue. Period! I guess that makes me ancient or rather vintage! LOL) I got seriously into papercrafting in 1998 after the birth of my first son when I was invited to a Creative Memories party.
Favorite scrap supply: Hmmmm...this is a toughie! Right now I am fond of washi tape, flair/badges, Studio Calico veneer embellishments, and mists!
Favorite scrap tool: Hands down, my Silhouette Cameo :) :) :)
Favorite iphone app: Instagram
Currently reading: Courtney Walsh's A Sweethaven Homecoming (the second in her fabulous series)
Other interests: (to name a few): photography, curling up with a good book, tennis, taekwondo, hanging out at the lake with family and friends
Quirky thing about me: I like to fill up my gas to a nice even number, and if that's not possible, the nearest quarter of a dollar. Weird, no?!!
Inspirational Sources: everything around me! :)
Style: I consider my style to be clean and eclectic with graphic lines and strong color and design theory. I like to play with the newest trends while still holding true to my own design aesthetique. Currently I almost always incorporate Silhouette die cuts, washi, misting, sewing, flair/badges, arrows, triangles, chevrons and more onto my designs (although not all necessarily at once! ;P I love that my crafting is a constant evolution of my current favs, the latest trends and techniques, and is a running timeline of my life and my creativity.

Here's a few pics of Suz's amazing design work:

You can also find her work at the Little Black Dress kit club where she is a designer, & in several issues of Cards, Scrapbook Trends and Create magazines! She was also previously a designer for Freehand Scraps :]

To see more from Suz, check out her blog:

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