Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Welcome Wednesday with Something Special By Suzann

Please help welcome Suzann and her Etsy shop Something Special By Suzann

Fun and whimsical creations for that special event in a woman's life...her special day...her BACHELORETTE PARTY!!! She also has items for the bridal party and wedding day as well.

Suzann has offered 15% off of your purchase from her shop with coupon code: AMY15

Now let's discover Something Special By Suzann

What is the first creative memory you have?

When I was little I would cut cute images out of wrapping paper and gluing to sticker paper to create my own stickers

What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?

I have a very supportive husband who encouraged me to join Etsy to see what might happen. His positive attitude has always been fuel to keep me going when sales are slow! I love bouncing ideas off on him to see what he thinks and I really value his opinion (and he is always willing to help with rush orders and shipping).

How did you come up with your shop name?

Prior to joining Etsy I started selling my handmade greeting cards, party favors, and calendars at craft shows. When I started my mom and I were brainstorming different names and I was totally stuck. One afternoon she popped her head into my craft room and said "What about Something Special by Suzann". I immediately LOVED it! A few years later my mom passed away from Ovarian cancer and when I finally opened my etsy shop - I was so excited to enter my shop name and it keeps me connected to her. My mom was always crafty with sewing and I know if she was here she would love to hear about sales and new items in my shop! She would be PROUD!

Describe what creations you have in your shop?

I have alot of wedding and bachelorette related items. It's that time of the year and I love providing unique party favors! I have wide array of t-shirts for wedding parties or groups of girls wanting to really get noticed while out celebrating. I also have custom moist towelettes for BBQ's, outdoor wedding receptions, engagement parties, or those very popular thumbprint trees so guests can quickly wipe the ink off.

What insprires you?

I just love to create and every time a customer says ‘thank you, it was perfect!’ I get even more inspired to make something new!

What do you listen to or watch while creating?

I generally have my craft space quiet and I enjoy that time to clear my mind and be creative.

Please share a favorite recipe

Caramel filled Chocolate cookies
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Firmly packed brown sugar
1 Cup Margarine or butter, softened
2 eggs
21/2 Cups Flour
¾ Cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking sode
1 Cup chopped pecans
48 Rolo unwrapped
1 Tablespoon sugar

In large bowl, combine 1 sugar, brown sugar & margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; blend well.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In small bowl combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; mix well. Add sugar mixture; blend well. Stir in 1/3 cup of the pecans. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tablespoon dough around 1 caramel candy, covering completely. In small bowl, combine remaining ½ cup pecans and 1 tablespoon sugar. Press one side of each ball into pecan mixture. Place, nut side up 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool 2 minutes remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
In small saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
4 dozen

Where else can we find you?


If you are planning a bachelorette party...make sure and check out her Etsy shop and come back and tell us your favorite creation(s) in her shop.

I think this "Last RAWRRR" tank top is too cute!

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