Saturday, March 31, 2012

Springs is in the AIR…Savings Too.

Kurt Grad 2012

Ah….. SPRING!!!! With Spring comes COLOR and SILLINESS and GRAD!!! We have child number two starting to get ready for graduation so I am always looking for sales!!!! Which is why I was thrilled when I say this AWESOME sale going on over at UNITY STAMP CO. this week-end! What an awesome deal!!! I had to let you know!!!

I had fun using  using Rhonna Farrer's whimsical Spring Circus designs for my digital layout. You can can find more of her wonderful designs HERE. All the colors and details in the kits are so fun!

Spring Circus Bundle

If you haven’t signed up for True Scrap 3 yet, now’s the time! Today is the LAST day for early registration.Receive a $20 discount automatically if you sign up by 3/31 (normal price is $147, early registration price is $127 – that’s less than $9 a class).

ALSO,…People who sign up for my class will received one of my new co-branded stamps! download

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I hope that you have a SUPER, AWESOME day!!!

~Susan

Monday, March 26, 2012

Getting Anxious.

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So while looking through old photos, I realized how much I can't wait for springtime.Yes, for southern Alberta we have had a really nice winter, but this March has been rather snowy and all of a sudden I am really anxious for sun and rain… rain boots and my garden! I can't wait to plant my garden and to be able to do my design work outside on the patios while listening to the birds! I love SPRING and all the color!!!
Thank-you for all your lovely comments for the True Scrap 3 giveaway! I think there where 59 comments! Wow! So cool!! I wish I could give a spot to everyone! So I left the picking to the random picker thingy…..
The winner was:
Margareta Carlsson  Mar 21, 2012 03:15 PM
she said:
Which classes?? I love all of them! But there are some with new angles on scrapbooking, like your Sustainable Crafting and the Project Planning class.
Congratulations Margareta!!!
We will be in touch with you with all the details!
Thank-you everyone! Come visit often because I will be showing more of my co-branded Unity Stamps and even giving some away! I LOVE it!!!!
P.S. The $20 early bird registration for TRUE SCRAP 3  ends this Saturday, March 31!
So,.. Make sure to Register before them to get the discount!
---> Register Here <--
Have a super day
&
Do something a little creative today!
~Susan

Monday, March 19, 2012

True Scrap 3 GIVEAWAY!!!

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Guess What!?!

I have ONE seat to giveaway for the 2 day True Scrap 3 event that is going to be chalk full of fun, education, and a whole lot of FUN!!! How AWESOME is that!20120319_164

To enter, Please visit the True Scrap 3 site, check out all the classes, watch the videos, take a look around! After you do that then come on back and leave a comment on this blog post telling me which classes interest you the most.

I am holding my contest  runs from Sunday, March 18, 2012 – Friday, March 23, 2012 closing at 9 pm mst.

{Please follow the above instructions to be considered for the drawing. I will announce the winner on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Don't worry, if you have already enrolled & you win a spot to the event, you will receive a refund. }20120319_168

So what is included in True Scrap 3?

A whole lot of AWESOMENESS!!!

  • Full admission to all 15 classes, live
  • Five virtual make-n-take project videos
  • Audio interview with the amazing Becky Higgins
  • Eternal access to class recordings to view at your convenience!
  • Paper crafting inspiration right from your desktop!
  • More fun than you can shake a stick at AND extra goodies!
  • Etsy coupon for ts3

    Plus you receive a %50 off coupon from me when you take my class.

    If you haven’t signed up for True Scrap 3 yet, now’s the time! Receive a $20 discount automatically if you sign up by 3/31 (normal price is $147, early registration price is $127 – that’s less than $9 a class).

             [ Sign UP Today ]

    I can't wait to see everyone! It is going to be SO AWESOME!

    Tell your friends and feel free to tweet or facebook this post because this really is going to be so much FUN!!!!

    Have an awesome day!!!!!

    hugs,

    ~Susan

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

    Keep a Song in your Heart

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    I was actually helping my youngest last night with her science project when I got an email from my friend  Elena Lai Etcheverry of Charity Wings telling me that they were trying to raise some money :

    "For the tornado victims across 10 states that need our help. We are trying to raise $1000 by the end of the week to send to Americares for ground relief efforts."

    Not only was i touched by what Elena is trying to do… but it made me think back over my lifetime when I have needed people to assist our family or we have assisted others.

    You see, my hubbie, Marcus is a Fire Fighter so we really have seen how things work and a lot of times my heart has broke for others but through the kindness of others, hearts do slowly mend.We also lived up in Northern Alberta for just over 14 years and every year we worried about forest fires. There were LOTS of close calls. I would watch as water bombers and helicopters would pick up water from the small creek behind our home. I dreaded every summer because not only did Marcus work shift work, but he was also a volunteer fireman for those 14 years. For a young mom with four very young children living a long way away from family… it was kind of hard. One late spring as the winds whipped up and the rain did not fall, my worst fear came try… A HUGE OUT OF CONTROL FOREST FIRE approached the town.Every year there were hundreds of little fires, but this was different. It was hundred of hectares wide and it was coming towards the town fast. The fire men couldn't get on top of it. After a couple of days my husband uttered words to me that I will never forget.He told my that the town was being evacuated & that everyone was to leave EXCEPT for the Emergency Workers.  Even as I type today, I get tears in my eyes as I remember my fear, my sadness, my anger, and my feeling of shock.I was only 27 and I had 4 young children under the age of 6, and 2 cats!!! I had a couple hours to pack them up with some clothes and drive…just drive! To leave without without my husband.The sky was so BLACK with smoke and the smell made my headache turn into a migraine.I was scared. I didn't really know where I was going and if I would see my husband, friends, or home again. So, I put my cats into bird cages, because that is all I had, loaded up my tearful kiddos, and head out onto the darker then night highway. Cars were pulled over into ditches everywhere and there was redness in the distance. I keep a prayer in my heart… mostly for those guys and gals, the emergency responders, back home. This was before DVD players, so I started singing Disney songs over the kitty cats meowing, and the kiddos fussing, and in about eight hours I made to my Mom and Dads. Needless to say… they were surprised to see such a motley crew!

    In an about a week the winds shifted and the wonderful Fire crews were able to get things under control.

    This world can be really hard sometimes, but it  is also really beautiful.It is wonderful to be able to help others when we are able to.

    The picture I altered above is one that I took shortly after that event. I used some of Rhonna Designs to make it even more special for me.You can find Rhonna Farrer's cute Spring Circus kits HERE.

    Just wanted to let you know that I will be over on the AWESOME Erika Taylor's blog tomorrow and I would love it if you came and said HELLO!!!  You can find Erika's blog HERE!

    Oh, and sign ups are still going on for my TRUE SCRAP 3 class that you do not want to miss!

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    If you sign up for my class you will receive…Etsy coupon for ts3

    Well, I hope you have a beautiful day!

    Hugs,

    ~Susan

    Saturday, March 3, 2012

    Creating My Day in Mixed Media

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    I love when I have a chance to sit in my studio an just create. Today I took out my 'Create your Day' stamps that I co-branded with Unity Stamp Co. and I sat down and had fun doing what always puts a smile on my face….playing with color.

    Picture of Create your Day

    You Can find all my stamps at Unity Stamp Co. HERE .

    I pulled out old papers, school supplies, Mod Podge, tea stained mica fragments and mica gloss.

    Love Yourself (2)

    I used my cloud stamps and white embossing powder. I then highlighted the clouds with aquamarine metallic mica gloss. Love…   

    Create your Day 2 (2)

    Check out the BEAUTIFUL gold ink splotches I created by dropping drops of Kuretake Painty FX Ink (metallic gold) and then I used a heat gun on it! It was so fun to see the ink react to the heat…wonderful stuff!

    Create your Dreams 8 (2)

    To create the fabric texture on the corners of my canvas I used my stitch stamps from my 'Grandma's Needlepoint' set.

    Create your Dreams 5 (2)

    I LOVE the textured look it creates and so easy to do!

    Picture of Grandma's Needlepoint

    Create your Dreams 6

    The sun is so  fun because it is so full of textures including mica fragments, mica gloss, acrylic paint, and a little bit of painty FX ink from Kuretake. To help it set and give it that lovely hot and bubbly look I used my heat gun for a bit.

    Create your Dreams 7 (2)

    I stamped my house on a separate piece of lined scrap paper and then sealed it on. I also went around the edges a bit with mica gloss. I had fun doodling my wording with Tim Holtz's Adirondack Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen.

    I had a lot of fun and got SUPER colorful! Best day ever!!!

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    Hey, I just wanted to remind you that registration is going on for TRUE SCRAP 3 …. It is going to be AWESOME! I am going to be one of the teacher and you can find out more information HERE!

    Etsy coupon for ts3

    HUGS,

    ~Susan

    Friday, March 2, 2012

    Thank-you for reaching out!!! xx

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    It is my birthday today and I really feel so blessed by all the wonderful emails, phone call, messages, and notes that I have been receiving from family, friends, designers, and acquaintances all of the world! I have to admit when my dad died and then when my mom went into hospital last year… well birthdays scared me because we were always a BIG family event kind of family. It made me sad because I really missed that in my life and even though I have my precious kiddos and hubbie…I missed my parents calling me first thing in the morning to sing me Happy Birthday!!!

    So thank-you each and everyone of you that have reached out to take the time to say or write Happy Birthday!!! You have made this crazy creative Ukrainian SO happy today!!! If I could I would give you each a GREAT BIG HUG!!!

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     Here is Christopher in Boston. I couldn't resist putting a Dr.Seuss quote on here!

     

    Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!!IMG_2588[1]

    I took a couple minutes a treated myself  by  creating with Rhonna Farrer's new Circus creations called Spring Circus Bundle.Isn't it amazing!!! I had so much fun playing. You can find all kinds of spring lovelies at her store HERE.

    Spring Circus Bundle

     

    Thank-you again for being you!!!

    YOU ROCK!!!

    hugs,

    ~Susan

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