Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Design Team - Abby & Suzanne

This week we're introducing our new Design Team! :) We will feature two designers each day until Monday. Please join us in welcoming them to the Paper Variety team!

But first, today, we re-introduce you to the TPV co-creators, Abby & Suzanne :)

Meet Suzanne

I'm Suzanne - I go by my nickname Suzy on my blog {Scrap with Suzy} though. It just had a better ring to it! ;) I'm a wife to my wonderfully supportive, caring, funny, and handsome hubby Dave. He never ceases to amaze me! We'll celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary in November. We share our home with Jax, our 4 year old puggle. He keeps us entertained and like my hubby, doesn't mind having his picture taken. What more could a scrapbooker want?!

My husband and I have been trying for quite awhile to start a family. Hopefully, this summer will bring good news. Jax needs a sibling! ;) I'm a first grade teacher most of the year - I just love my job and the students I teach everyday. They keep me on my toes and fill days with promise, learning, laughter, and sometimes headaches LOL. I'm SO excited it's summer "vacation"! I say "vacation" because between moving my classroom, teaching summer school, writing curriculum, and traveling - I don't have very much free time!

When I do, you can find me in my scraproom playing with paper! This hobby, blogging, and connecting with people all over the world has brought something special to my life. Of course, capturing memories and persevering our life's stories - but also connecting with so many people who share my same passion is PRETTY neat ;) So happy to have started this little challenge blog almost a year ago with my BFF across the miles Abby and have you all be apart of it!!!

Here are a few of my favorite projects.


Meet Abby

My name is Tabitha, but friends have called me Abby for many years. I'm a single mom in central Illinois. My son, Braydon, is my world. He's a 12 y/o handsome sweetheart who is full of energy and creativity. I also have a couple furry ones- our cat, Logan and pup, Cooper. I've worked for our school district for 9 years, the last few years as a substitute.

I've always been the artsy creative type. In grade school and high school I won many awards for my drawing. I also enjoyed painting and crochet. But 12 years ago, I discovered the world of scrapbooking and have been hooked ever since.

I'm not really sure how to describe my style.. I love modern patterns, bright colors and fun designs. Most of my layouts feature my son or my young nephew so I'm often looking for fun and colorful boyish paper collections. However, I also enjoy switching gears at times by creating more frilly layouts and cards :)

I am SUPER thrilled to have started The Paper Variety with my most awesome bestie, Suzanne, and I'm so excited about this new term! Can't wait to see what this team has in store for TPV! :)

 Here are a few of my favorite projects...


 Join us tomorrow morning when we feature Sandi & Sue!


  1. I'm so glad you guys started this fabulous blog! Nice to get to know you better and LOVE your work!

  2. Ladies ... I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and get to know you ... You are both incredibly talented and I can't wait to see what my term has in store for us!

  3. Both of you are such a sweet girls! Love your works!!


We love hearing your feedback! :) Thanks so much! ~ Abby and Suzanne