Monday, May 28, 2012

A Little Look at Some Classes Coming Up.

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So the Fall is going to be AWESOME!!! I am going to be traveling about Alberta this year doing several fun mixed media, scrapbooking, PanPastel, and fine art painting classes! I have even developed one brand new class that with have you turning your camera pictures into fine art that you will want to hang on your walls or give away as gifts! Super cool!!!! I will be with the Canadian Scrapbooker gals at the The Canadian Scrapbook Carnival during the week-end of October 20 in Calgary.

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     In the beginning of September I will teaching a couple of fun classes at a Coast to Coast Event also in Calgary! You don't want to miss this one. All the talent at this show is AMAZING!!!

You can find out more information & get registration forms HERE .

For all of these classes, I will have super new and exciting product out that I have designed…I can't wait! I love seeing how people create with all the products! I also have online workshops coming this summer.Plus, I have 2 companies that I have partnered up with and you will be seeing their  design teams creating with my product lines! Super Cool! If you are a store or group and would like me to come and teach… I still have a few openings and I would love to spend some time with ya! It is going to be lots of colorful fun!

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Hey, make sure to check out the new Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.Don't miss my fun article on using sewing materials with paper crafting! I simply adore all the other amazing articles and artwork in this issue too!  It is full of neat things for the summer time! So be sure to check it out!

Hugs,

~Susan

Friday, May 25, 2012

How to Alter Your Ruby Violet Cuff

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I fell in love with Ruby Violet when I first saw the line. It really is cute and my girls love to make up cuffs to go with their outfits. However, today I wanted to try something different with the reversible cuff.

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So, I took out some of my Dad's old type setting tools and hammered a pattern into the cuff.

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I then applied a coat of Smooch from Clearsnap over the impressions.

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After letting it sit for a minute I took a rag and rubbed of the excess ink.I also rubbed the ink into the markings really well.

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I then used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to glue on some lovely flowers and vintage charms from Prima Marketing and some bling from want2scrap to decorate the cuff a little bit more.

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Prima Marketing had Lilla Rogers on their Prima Marketing Blog the other day! She really is amazing! You can check out Lilla Roger's site HERE! Super cool!

Have a wonderful week-end and make sure to try something different this week-end… you just might like it!

Hugs,

~Susan

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Feel INSPIRED through ART.

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ART CAN INSPIRE YOU when you let it….so let it in your heart!20120523_7 (2)

Sometimes, Life can get really hectic and crazy… it can even get you down.Luckily we are blessed on this earth with color and beauty all around us. It is so healing when we invite it into our heart!

You don't have to be a professional artist to feel the healing power that a paint brush or a drawing can create! Sit down with a crayon and see how the stresses of the day seem to melt away and a smile begins to form on your lips as you begin to open your heart up and create!

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

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After a few stressful months……

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So, I got out my tradition Japanese Inks and just let my {HEART} take control of my [HANDS] .20120523_1

 Nothing  is more beautiful then

"ART from your HEART!!!"Be true to your heart (2)

But of course I had to mix in some color with my PanPastels!

Remember….You are special!

Don't ever forget that! Do something today to make your heart soar!

hugs,

~Susan

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sewing up a Mother Day's Gift with Rhonna's Designs

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I wanted to make up something pretty and fun for Mother Day's so I looked to the Rhonna Farrer Designs that I have to figure out what I could create. I have to admit, I have really enjoyed being on her her design team and working with her designs because I can use her digital designs ~ Rhonna Designs,in so many ways. I use them to enhance my photography, for my scrapbooking & paper crafts, for mixed media , and now for my sewing projects. How cool is that!?!

For this project I used Spring Circus Printable Card Kit.Spring Circus Printable Cards Kit

I printed the card kit onto Computer Printer Fabric by June Tailor Inc. I then used Heat n' Bond to adhere it to cotton which I sewed on to a canvas pillow form from Canvas Corp.

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After using my awesome Westcott scissors that go through anything to make a fringe around the pillow, I pulled out some premium craft glue from Helmar to glue on some pretty ribbon from Maya Road to complete the look.

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It only took me about 20 minutes to create this cute little pillow and it is so cheery! What a wonderful way to say I love you!

Have a super wonderful day and remember to take a little time to enjoy all the beauty around you!

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hugs,

~Susan

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