Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It is beginning to look like fall.

yesterday's home rev

I really had fun playing with my photograph and adding some of Rhonna's beautiful designs to it!

Last week I was on the road so I didn't get the news out that there is a Rhonna Designs newsletter. You can get last weeks one here ------> Rhonna Designs Newsletter....& the special discount & fRee pRintable. 

Be sure to check out Rhonna Designs blog post today…. the design teams creations with Rhonna's art is AMAZING!

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So, why was I on the road last week?

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And boy, was it a lot of fun!!!!

Can't wait to see everyone in Edmonton next week-end for some more Carnival fun!!!!!! BE sure to come be part of my Technique Taster class…I have some neat Kuretake tricks to show you!

Have a super creative day!

~Susan

Monday, September 19, 2011

‎"5 more sleeps till The 2011 Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Calgary."

I am so happy………. I just saw a post on Facebook from Katharina Doyle from the Canadian Scrapbooker this morning stating that there are only, '5 more sleeps until The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Calgary!" I am so excited. Not only is this my first time attending this awesome show, but I am also going to be teaching during the Canadian Scrapbooker's Technique Taster along with these talented ladies; Jackie Ludlage, Cathie Allen and Christy Riopel.

Click here for in-depth information on classes, teachers, locations and so much more!

 

I wanted to give you a little peek at what I am going to be doing with you!

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During the Technique Taster, we are going to have fun with color using some of my favourite things….. pretty paper, glitter, wonderful pens and inks, paints, glimmer glam, and awesome adhesives too!

We are going to be using my paper line, 'Live in Color' , and I am  going  show you how much fun it is to play with color and to doodle with the help of some awesome products like ZIG Memory Writers from Kuretake and glitter from Stix 2 Anything.  I'll show you an easy way to blend colors when loading your brush to create an whimsical base for your projects. And we will learn new secrets to using your Kuretake pens.

Also, I am so excited to let you know that Scrapbooker's Bliss from Calgary will have my paper line for sale at the show !!!! So Cool! So Make sure to say hi to  Joanne & the rest of the gals!!! They ROCK! I can't wait to see everyone  this week-end!

{reminisce your bliss}

Make sure to come up and give me I hug! Have an awesome day!

~Susan

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Little Time for Me.

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    This past month has been very busy-GOOD busy, but none the less busy. Getting kiddos settled in school and activities, enjoying the last few remaining days of summer, sports, getting ready for the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, creating new designs, doing some awesome things with new design teams, and starting to plan the Christmas Love Campaign. However, it doesn't matter how busy life gets, I love how I can always turn to art and crafts as a form of stress relief! I pulled out some scrapbook paper and some of my pens from Kuretake and just had some me time!

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{Take a little time to dream!}

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Something about color, twine, buttons, doodling, and paper that can be so therapeutic!

Guess What!?! Today is the FaveCrafts blog hop! I do hope that you hop along with us and see what everyone has been doing!

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Have an AWESOME day !!!

~Susan

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Things are Getting Spooky!

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It was so exciting to see this week-end that Rhonna Farrer put in her shop, Rhonna Designs , her wonderful and whimsical  Halloween goodies - Spooky Junque.

I had to dive right in and have some fun with her Spooky Junque Labels Kit . It really is a cute kit and the possibilities are endless. What I did, after I downloaded it, was I decreased it's size by about 66% ,and I decorated some goodie bags. However, next time I am going to make a layout or two, and you know I am going to decorate some of my photographs too!

Spooky Junque Labels Kit

HAlloween BagsI had fun cutting out the labels and then using them different ways on just plain lunch bags. HAlloween Bags 2

I love the surreal Halloween effect of flowers and spiders, soft colors and darks…….'good and 'bad'. Awesome!

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Even little words around the kit I could cut out and use as embellishments so nothing went to waste! I LOVE it!

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Only one problem with doing this craft…… I am now CRAVING Halloween candy!!!I had so much fun doing these treats bag!

Have an AWESOME day!

~Susan

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dreaming…….. About a Altered Book Page

Dream Apon the Little Stars (2)I love finding old books at second hand stores and  then repurposing the pages. I love to use the pages as canvases for new painting projects.Dream Apon the Little Stars 5

With this page, first I mod podged it onto a piece of watercolor paper. You just need a light coat of mod podge. I then brushed a this coat of White Lightening from J.W.etc. Premium Quality Products. image Now, normally White Lightning is a white stain and a sealer for wood, but I tend to use it on almost anything because I like the effect it creates.

 

Dream Apon the Little Stars 1 "See the lovely dream like effect of the White Lightning on the Matte  Mod Podge."

 

 

 

 

Dream Apon the Little Stars 2  I then built up around the edges of the old book page with a couple brush strokes of acrylic paint mixed with a pearl finish to add some glimmer.

 

I used acrylic paints to paint my clouds on the page. Then comes one of my favourite parts DOODLING! I got out my pens from Kuretake and started to add some more color!

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  I then used a black ZIG Memory Writer from from Kuretake and finished outlining, and writing my words.

(note: if you want to make your piece more durable you can spray a fixative on your piece.)

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A super quick way to make someone a gift and let then know how much you care!

I hope you find your wishing stars today.

Have a super day!

~Susan

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

And the winner is…… Oh, I LOVE doing this!!!!

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I had so much fun playing with some of the beautiful graphics from Rhonna Designs. This is the first little picture that I created using her Honeycomb Pieces Kit. Isn't  it the 'bees knees'. It is so whimsical and happy!

Thank-you to everyone that left a comment on my blog and Liked Rhonna Designs Facebook Page! AWESOME! I wish that I could have pick everyone, but don't worry over the next few months there are going to be a lot of giveaways so be sure to visit often! I put all the names into a random name picker thing a mi-jig and the winner of the $25 dollar gift certificate from Rhonna Farrer's Designs is

Just Rhonda said...

oooh i looooove Rhonna's stuff!!!!

September 2, 2011 10:06 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS

Rhonda Steed!

So COOL! Rhonda could you please email me and I will let you know how you can receive your gift certificate and then you can go shopping! Alright!

I hope everyone has a super, awesome day today!

And remember:

Home is where the heart is!

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Hugs

~Susan

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Grand Opening of Rhonna Farrer Designs Today & a Giveaway!!!!!

Today is the GRAND OPENING of RHONNA FARRER'S Designs. I was so thrilled because a few days ago I got a few sneak peeks of her beautiful designs. To say the least, I have been doing a lot of drooling on my computer screen. Beautiful….simply beautiful!

Take a look…

This Honeycomb Background Kit

$8

Simple & Fun Tags Kit

$5

Honeycomb Pieces Kit

$5

 

100 Creativity Exercises Workshop

$25

These are a few of the wonderful things that Rhonna has right now in  her store _ Rhonna Designs. I will be showing a little bit more over the next couple of days! Or…….head on over yourself and take a boo!

I am so excited to be able to have a giveaway right now though! It is a {Twenty-Five dollar} gift certificate to use in Rhonna's store! So AWESOME!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and like Rhonna Designs on Facebook to be entered to win your $25 spending spree!  Good Luck!

Have a SUPER Creative Day!

~Susan

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