Friday, October 31, 2014

Invisible Tears


As Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close, we must remember to keep those who it affects in our thoughts year round.  I originally made this stamp for my mother, who suffered mostly in silence from a chronic illness for many years and kept herself going through love of life and friends.  As with so many, her illness did not show much on the outside most of the time. When Robin Williams died, this quote was the first thing I thought of.


 

Invisible Tears is this week's Tuesday Winsday giveaway.








Here are the instructions to make this card.
  1. Cut white cardstock to 10" x 6" and fold in half to create card base measuring 6" x 5".  Cut white cardstock panel measuring 4 3/4" x 4" and a light pink panel measuring 1/8" larger all around.
  2. Stamp Invisible Tears sentiment in Memento Rose Bud onto white cardstock panel.
  3. Die cut a frame from white cardstock using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  Using the diecut as a mask, position it over the quotation and sponge Memento Angel Pink through the cut out portions and around the outside.
  4. Mount white decorated panel on pink panel with Permanent Glue Dots.  Attach pink panel to card base with Pop Dots.
  5. Create a bow from hand-dyed ribbon and attach to the front using Permanent Glue Dots.


Thanks for stopping by and having a look!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Published in Uppercase Magazine


I really didn't believe it until I had the issue in my hot little hands!  In an issue filled with beautiful pointed pen lettering, there is my little broad-edge contribution.

I'm referring to the current issue of  Uppercase magazine.  It is a very cool publication.  It is very well produced and a joy to hold in your hands. And this issue is filled with beautiful examples of calligraphy and lettering.

What is Uppercase?
It is a publication for the creative and curious that sparks the imagination and inspires creativity. 
Uppercase magazine is the brainchild of Janine Vangool who is its publisher, editor and designer and who basically wears all hats (doesn't that sound familiar!?).

Janine is very active on Instagram where you may see wonderful photos of what inspires her as well as sneak peaks of what's happening and what's coming at Uppercase! 


In the issues I have seen, there is always an interesting insert - a challenge throwout.  The photo above is my Instagram photo from the last issue challenge.  I lettered and cut "Upper case" in my current favourite colours. Since there is heraldry in this new issue, the challenge is to design your own crest and share it on Instagram and Twitter using the card provided.  Another inclusion is a blank card, designed for you to send to a friend/family member who you have just bought a gift subscription for!  
These are the best inserts EVER!

Here is a link to the official page of this issue so you can have a look! There are lots of other issue pages for you to browse while you're there.  But there is nothing like holding the magazine in your hot little hands. 

My submission is on this page:

Interested in subscribing? (I did, even before I was included!)  I can share this discount code with you!
The discount code “letterlove” will take $15 off subscriptions, valid until October 31. Here is a direct link to the subscription page starting with this issue.  Don't forget the discount code!!

Happy reading!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Not All Those Who Wander - Happy Birthday Antje!


Happy Birthday Antje!  I hope our wanderings bring us together again sooner rather than later!
Hugs, Suzanne

P.S. It's on its way! Sorry it didn't make it to you in time!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Walnut Hollow & Quietfire Design Blog Hop - Enter to Win!

All the projects have been posted - and they are amazing!  



There is still time to enter to win our grand prize - and it's an awesome prize!!


To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:  Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts, nine on the Quietfire Creations blog and five on the Walnut Hollow blog hop posts here: http://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/   So that will be 14 comments in total on two different blogs from September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014!  The winner must be a resident of North America.  

You can go back and comment at any time on any of the blog posts to be eligible, but you should finish by midnight Sunday October 5th PST.

We will draw the prize on Monday October 6th, 2014 and the winner will be announced shortly after in a separate blog post. We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends!

List of Blog Hop Posts with links:
Wanda
Teresa
Chris
Sherry
Kathy Jo
Sara
Holly
Yogi
Chris
Judi
Yvonne
Robyn
Suzanne
Chris
Good Luck!
and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians




Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Faithful Friend

Here is a card created with one of our brand new stamps.  




And here is how to make it! Supplies are listed below.

Instructions:
  1. Cut Aegean cardstock 12"x6.5" and fold in half to create a 6"x6.5" cardbase. Cut peach coloured paper to 5.5"x6" and round the corners.
  2. Adapt digital cutting file so the opening is oval and measures 3" high. Cut from patterned paper. Cut a background piece without the leaf motif from Aegean cardstock.  Mount patterned paper on top so it only shows through the leaf motifs.
  3. Stamp Those Who Find a Faithful Friend using VersaMagic Jumbo Java centered on the previously cut peachy patterned paper.
  4. Create bow using Becca's Bow Maker. Attach to oval frame as shown.  Adhere house embellishment to frame as shown.
  5. Die cut Spellbinders Fancy Tag from patterned paper, cut in half and wrap around frame. Adhere in the front with a Pop Dot and in the back with a Glue Dot.  Attach a pearl embellishment as show.
  6. Adhere oval frame to stamped patterned paper with Pop Dots.

Supplies:
Cutting File: Quietfire Always
VersaMagic: Jumbo Java
Cardstock: Core'dinations Aegean



Being Thankful - for You






This set is perfect stamp set to mix and match - or use them all at once!  Since Thanksgiving is family and friends and home, I added a little house embellishment with the pumpkins!  Love this patterned paper by Bo Bunny.  I hope helps you create your own quick and easy cards.
Thanks for visiting! Suzanne




 Instructions:
  1. Cut natural cardstock to 10"x7" and fold in half to make a 7"x5" tent card.
  2. Cut a pumpkin patterned paper strip to 5.5" x 1.5" and mat with brown cardstock cut 1/8" larger around. Mount this strip on orange patterned paper measuring 6"x2" with Pop Dots.
  3. Cut 1.25" square from brown cardstock. Sponge house embellishment with frayed burlap and attach it to brown square using Micro Glue Dots.  Mount to center of patterned paper strip with Pop Dots.
  4. Lightly pencil a baseline 1.25" from the top fold and 1/2" from the side of the card. Stamp Quietfire Being Thankful along that line with the help of a stamp positioner using VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice.  Lightly pencil another line 1" from the bottom of the card and finishing approximately3/4" from the edge and stamp For You using VersaMagicTea Leaves as shown in the example.
  5. Adhere the patterned paper strip with house embellishment centered between the stamped lines.


Supplies:



Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Card with a Bookbinding Embellishment

I hardly ever think of book corners for cards! Here I've featured the new Spellbinders Celebra'tions Doily Art Embossing folder and Quietfire Scalloped Book corners. I *needed*(!) to use the new Doily Art embossing folder!!







Instructions (supply list below)
  1. Form a 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" card base from #110 Solar White cardstock.
  2. Emboss the Doily Art using minty cardstock and trim so only the doily portion of the embossing remains. Score the embossed image in half and slit the spine for about 1/4" along the spine, right in the middle. Crimp Silver Scalloped book corners to the corners using pliers.
  3. Tie floppy bow with white wrinkled ribbon (approximately 2 yards) and thread the ends through the slot in the spine of the embossed image.  Secure the ends with tape.
  4. Stamp the smaller Quietfire Design Happy Birthday using Turquoise Gem on #80 Solar White cardstock.
  5. Die cut sentiment with the smallest label in Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and sponge the edges with more Turquoise Gem ink.
  6. Adhere Pop Dots to the back of the embossing and mount on the white card base allowing the embossed image to extend about 1/4" from the spine of the white card base.
  7. Adhere stamped die cut onto embossed image using Mini Glue Dots.
 Thanks for having a look!
Happy creating, Suzanne


Here are thumbnail links to the supplies available on the Quietfire website.