Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Fun with Sunny the Turtle

Hello,
Today's a post Father's Day card. While most fathers have received their cards, my father inlaw was  on vacation enjoying beautiful weather, time with family and not to mention the beach and lake. With that being said this card is the perfect reminder of the great time they had.
Not only does Sunny the Turtle from Kraftin Kimmie stamps enjoy a float on the lake, he is also a great fan of sun screen which protects himself from those harmful rays. Furthermore, this was fun to colour, while getting to practice reflections and water.


Fun in the Sun,
Susan

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Baby Boy Card

Hello,
Well the last of the new arrivals has made his way into our family. 
Once again I have used the Geeky Couple had a baby from Make It Crafty. These images work very well with the box card design. In addition the colour combination blue and brown made a wonderful choice for a baby boy. Finally, I added some floating charms and a cute baby shoe dangle for the bling. All in all I love how the card turned out which I am sure will be well received.
As for the bling, a friend is now selling the living lockets, charms and many other wonderful items. I will be sure to post a link when her site is up and running. Meanwhile, I will continue using some on my cards adding an unique aspect.


Best wishes,
Susan

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lotus Flowers

Hi,
These wonderful origami lotus flower candy treats were a great hit with the girls for our women's wellness windup get together. Not only did "Tanya Bell from Stamping T!" come up with an amazing fun project she also provides an easy to follow YouTube video. The crafting community is fantastic, most crafters are excited to share and teach, while giving the opportunity for others to experience their creative endeavours. It really has become a worldwide family which I am thankful to be a part of.



Happy crafting,
Susan

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day Card

Hi,
First off I would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all dads. Such an important role you play in our children's lives, from coaching sports, supporting the family, and being that strong yet compassionate role model, thank you. 
Next, one of the things I like to do in the evenings while I am away is to colour. I usually pack along my Copics with several printed digital images, this time however I brought along my Prisma Coloured Pencils. Printing this wonderful gnome from Make It Crafty on Stone Henge paper provided a slightly larger space to practice shading. At this point I find colouring with Prisma pencils time consuming, although very enjoyable.

Happy Father's Day,
Susan

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Big Bag

Hello again,
Wow, isn't it amazing how busy our lives can get! That has been mine lately.
Anyhow, it has been a joy getting back to crafting and sewing. Too long without creating is not good for my soul and can leave me feeling depleted. With that said I have a few things in the works that will be completed and shared soon. 
Today it is all about The Big Bag, a fun filled project which was a part of our quilt guild's year end wind up party. Not only was making this bag a blast but spending a full day at a bed and breakfast with the girls made for a good time. First off who can resist the meals being prepared, coupled with no clean up (a real no brainier in my book), combine that with a day of sewing, and woo who! Finally, a wind up dinner completed the day.
Now, onto the bag, which was constructed with forty four, five inch squares. While several of the girls used the convenient charm packs which are precut to that precise size, I decided to raid my stash, in doing so I came across a lovely set of  five fat quarters. Together the bright and cheery fabric, along with a larger coordinating piece (also from my stash) finished off the fabric requirements. As for the batting in this project we used a product called Soft and Stable which not only made for a single layer of batting but also provided an easy to quilt project, while giving the stability the bag needed, hence the name. At last to finish off the project we added magnetic snaps to the sides and front, which allows the bag to be pulled in or expanded when needed. 
This is indeed a big bag that will come in handy; take it to the beach, pack a quilt project for class, also a possible shopping bag for those larger items, although there is a chance it may become a little too heavy depending on the goodies found.

Summer fun,
Susan