Monday, April 28, 2014

Helping Me Grow 2

Hello,
This being my second card using the Grow image I decided upon dark hair, it is good to mix it up a bit. In fact it is easy to fall into old patterns while choosing favorite colours and tenichiques. This little sweetheart will be sure to brighten someone's day.
Enjoy today,
Susan

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Helping Me Grow

Good day,
Grow is another sweet image from Saturated Canary, it is amazing how many great images Krista has in her shop. Not only does she have wonderful images to choose from, but they are super fun to colour. Krista's images usually are drawn with lots of hair and layers of clothing which gives an opportunity to practice shading and other various techniques. 
Grow also has a wonderful message to share. Considering the many amazing people that have come into my life, this image will get plenty of use.

Grow Today,
Susan

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jumping Rope

Hi,
One of my favorite things to do while growing up was to jump rope. Having a nice long driveway and lots of kids in the neighbourhood there was no lack of finding a playmate. From double dutch, skipping singles to tying the ropes around the trees that would provided us with hours of entertainment as well as plenty of exercise without realizing it. If only it could be that easy now.
Today's image by Krista Smith was part of a fund raising promotion which is not available in the "Saturated Canary" shop. Pairing this image with the perfect sentiment became a wonderful reminder of how much fun we had. 
To this day I stillI love to play, although it looks a little different now, crafting, sewing, drumming, exercising and getting together with the girls are just a few of my pastimes that bring me joy.

Jump For Joy,
Susan

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bunny treat bags

Hi,
Tis the season for bunnies, eggs, and all sorts of goodies; which in turn has brought me to these wonderful little treat bags. My daughter loves Pinterest, hence she and has got me to check things out from time to time, as I am always on the look out for simple, fun projects to share. Without a doubt these adorable bunnies made for the perfect Easter treat. 
The creator of this project generously provided the template for these little critters. Fortunately with shrinking the original template, the pattern ended up being the perfect size for my purpose. This not only allowed me to cut out four bunnies from each piece of felt, but it still provided enough space for a reasonable amount of candy.

Fuzzy and warm wishes,
Susan


Friday, April 11, 2014

Adorable Bunny Boy

Hello,
I am so excited to be able to share my sweet and adorable grandson with you all. Today he is sporting his super cute and fun Bunny Hat just in time for the Easter season. Along with a matching pair of slippers this project came together beautiful. As for the super soft look and feel bamboo was the yarn of choice making for a comfortable yet cozy knitted set to adorn this little sweetheart.


Have a special day,
Susan

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

One Happy Bunny

Hi,
Finally it feels as if spring is in the air, which makes my heart sing. I am anxious for the snow to clear and warmer days to abound, as my scooter is waiting for me. Our season is so short here that every moment counts.
Speaking of spring, how about this cute bunny from Sassy Cheryl's Oldies but Goodies section? 
This is One Happy Bunny that definitely will bring about a smile. Not only is this super cute guy livening up the card with his fashion forward sense, while mixing it up with bright colours, funky boots, as well as stripes and polka dots which makes him adorable. In a word he is a professor of celebrations and all things fun.
Hopping today brings you smiles,
Susan

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Love To Dance

Hello,
Recently while I was reading the Shape magazine there was an article featuring Sharon Stone, who of course looks absolutly amazing. Sharon has a body that rocks, while at the age of 56 she wants to be the best she can be. Her goal has been to have the body of a dancer, lean, limber and strong, yet graceful. She has definitely accomplished this.
Not unlike Sharon we all have dreams and desires which we may or may not achieve, but almost every girl at some time in her life loved to dance and twirl, to move her body and wear a tutu just for fun.
Today's sweet image "Love To Dance," was created by the talented Wendy Burns from All Dressed Stamps. It not only represents the long lean lines of a dancer with grace and sophistication but also has given me the opportunity to try a new method of colouring.
You might recall that I received a full set of Prisma Coloured pencils for Christmas. While I played a little with them, I was not thrilled with the results. Trying to run before you can walk kind of thing. With that said I soon realized I needed to take a step back and try them out with what I already knew and that was colouring images for cards. I must say I did enjoy the whole process of colouring a smaller image while at the same time not having to worry about realism. Being pleased with the result I will colour more images with my pencils and who knows one day I might yet be tempted to try realism once more.

Happy Dancing,
Susan