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  I originally made this stamp for my mother, who suffered mostly in silence from a chronic illness for many years and kept herself going through love of life and friends.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:   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:
Kathy Jo
Good Luck!
and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians