byhand Newsletter

brought to you in living colour by Quietfire Design
Helping you create beautiful things to share
November 2009 - Issue 75


Gentle Thoughts




Artwork by Becca Feeken Amazing Paper Grace
Poinsettia Frame from Spellbinders
All Hearts Come Home by Quietfire Design



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The Special of the Week!

Calligraphy Supplies
Embellishments of all types
Gentle Thoughts Rubber Stamps
Other Cool Stuff
Watercolours, Acrylics and more
Paper of all types
Pens Pencils Pastels & Markers
Textile products

Inspiration & Information

Projects for you to create
Great ideas to apply to your art!


In Association with

Suzanne is a member of the

Visit my little gallery page on the ISABA website!

A very clever customer told me about
Package ESP.
It's when you request info about an order you placed and it arrives within 24 hr!

I didn't know it had a name till now - and it happens all the time!

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Information for YOU!

For submissions to this newsletter and the Galleries!
I love to see your artwork!

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While you nourish your creative spirit by reading this newsletter, don't forget your creative body needs nourishment inside and out!

Quietfire Design is now part of Rubberstampchat!
We have a VIP Gallery where I'd love to see you post your creations using your Quietfire Gentle Thoughts Rubber Stamps.
Click here for the direct link to the Quietfire Gallery - have a browse, become a member and post your art to share!

Quotations Forum at
Eloquence at Quietfire Design

Have you visited the new Quotations Forum yet?
Here are some recently added gems!
Thanks to those of you who have contributed - you're awesome!

Drop in and pick up a quotation
- an
d leave a new one behind!

Coming next summer:

Registration began July 1, 2009
Please contact Roxanne and Karen
for a brochure and registration form

or visit the special page on their website!


Kristen Doty, Reggie Ezell, Mike Kecseg, Yves Leterme, Judy Melvin, Carl Rohrs, Carol Pallesen, Diane von Arx Anderson,
Julian Waters, Sheila Waters

Traditional Wooden Sewing Frame


Looking for a Bookbinding Sewing Frame?
Quietfire Design customer Toros Aledjian makes these beauties by hand.

Actual measurements:
Size between the uprights: 13 Width; 16 Depth; 8 Height; 15
Made of solid Oak .
Sewing FramesOil Finish.

Sewing frames made in Oak, Maple or Beech $135
Sewing frames made in Pine $100

Larger sizes are possible as well.

If you need more information or wish to order one, please contact Toros

Now you can visit the
Flickr Quietfire Creations Group Pool

anytime on the .ca homepage!
To enter your art in the slideshow, you must have a Flickr account and upload your artwork there. Then join the Quietfire Creations Group Pool and add your art there. I will need to approve it before you will see it on the slideshow, so have patience! (and drop me an email to nudge me!!)


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Please check Suzanne's schedule to see where she's teaching which class.

For Inspiration
from the Quietfire Designers,
and Quietfire Creative Geniuses

QFDesigner's Blog
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Quietfire Creations Art Pool
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Tuesday Created byhand Challenge

Quotations Forum

Quietfire Creations Forum

Come join us - it's a fabulous place to share your Quietfire Artwork! You can create your own page and add photos of your artwork. There are sub-groups you can join to ask your specific questions or start a conversation - choose one or all from the
and check the Swaps group to see what's happening there!
or you can just go watch the fabulous slide show on the home page
(but I hope you'll join us!).


This month's Quietfire Creations Featured Artist is

Rhonda Perry!

you can visit Rhonda's profile on Quietfire Creations here

My name is Rhonda. I live in North Vancouver, BC on the west coast of Canada.

I have always enjoyed crafting and I started playing with inks, stamps and glue about four years ago. I love to learn new techniques and experimenting with new products.

I established my blog, Lost In Cardland, in June of this year. I enjoy mixed media challenges and was recently a guest artist on TGIF. Thanks for Looking! Cheers!


Know one of the Quietfire Creations artists who you would like to see featured?
Go ahead and nominate them!
I'm taking names - go ahead nominate yourself!!


From Last Month's Featured Artist!

Sandi Brooks
Richmond, KY

If you've sent me something and I haven't posted it, please feel free to email me and remind me!!

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Quietfire Designers Blog!

Catch the Weekly Design Team Project!
Make sure you're a newsletter subscriber and if you're a registered user that you've checked off the Card Projects Newsletter
(even though it won't always be cards - I'm afraid to change the name, I'm not sure what my website will do!).

Recently In Print with Quietfire Stamps


Vamp Stamp News - August 2009
October 2009
November 2009

Kristy (DT alumni)

Vamp Stamp News - August 2009

Just Cards - Fall 2009

Wanda (DT alumni)

Take Ten - Dec/Jan/Feb 2010

Deborah March

Paper Creations
- Fall 2009

Just Cards
- Fall 2009


Chrismas Inspiration

Instructions Available in the Projects Gallery
- just click on the image to go to the project page.

Kim Prince

Monica Black

Kim Prince

Wanda Hentges

Wanda Hentges


Wanda Hentges
great gift idea!

All cards from Tis the Season by Monica Black

All cards from All the Glitz's by Yogi Grunwald

Made your Christmas Cards yet?

More Inspirations from the Design Team Members
using the Quietfire Gentle Thoughts Rubber Stamp collection and other Quietfire products

Here are some fabulous cards and tags made by members of the Quietfire Design Team, past and present.
Most of the artwork shown will be somewhere on their personal blogs, but I've assembled this fabulous collection all in one place for us to enjoy! (I know there are more, I just haven't collected them yet!)
Many thanks to these talented designers!

Just a reminder:orders which include only rubber stamps travel for
$3.50 within Canada and $6.99 to the US - no matter how many stamps you order!

Here are links to the DT blogs - Watch your inbox for information on the upcoming Blog Hop!

Becca Feeken

Deborah March

Kim Prince


Monica Black

Kelly Burton


Becca Feeken


Kelly Burton

Wanda Hentges


Becca Feekin


Monica Black

Suzanne Cannon


Deborah March

Kelly Burton


Yogi Grunwald


Kelly Burton





Deborah March

Kelly Burton


Deborah March


Kristy Christopherson

Suzanne Cannon

Kelly Burton

Deborah March

Wanda Hentges

Deborah Marh

Kelly Burton

Kelly Burton

Kim Prince

Deborah March

Kelly Burton

Kelly Burton

Suzanne Cannon


Suzanne Cannon

Kim Prince

Kelly Burton

byhandartists' Artwork

Itching to do some winter art? Join the monthly swap!
There is still time!
Check in with Beth our Hostess with the Mostess!
(send her a message through the forum)

For November:
It was suggested, and maybe it will be nice to mix it up, that we do a card swap for this month of
Winter Solstice,
Christmas or
Holiday cards,
I think we could also include New Year.

So, we'll see how it goes. If no one participates, I'll not try again!

December we will return to atcs. So for this month only send anywhere from 1 to 6 cards and envelopes to swap with the above themes. Make all the same or different designs using any medium you'd like. If you send different designs it makes it easier to swap with a small number of players, but do whatever you like in that regard. I'll swap out all I receive in my mailbox by November 30th. That way you'll have them in time to use as decorations or send to others for the holidays, or just enjoy seeing different styles and techniques.

Please send your cards along with a self-addressed envelope, and US postage, US funds, Paypal me or send Canadian postage equal to what it took to mail your cards to me to:

Beth Akins

If you like paypal you can always send me enough for a few months if you are a regular player, I'll do my best to keep up with what you have sent. Thanks for trying something new. We'll be back to swapping atcs in December. I'm thinking if I can design something where you can remove an atc and still have the design on the card. We'll see. Contact me with questions. Beth


byhandartists Christmas/Winter Rolodex Swap

If you haven't heard about our Rolodex swaps, they are becoming an ongoing thing! We are going to have the worlds most awesome Rolodexes!

Thanks to everyone who played! and a big thanks to Beth Akins for once again being the Hostess with the Mostess!
















Some of Suzanne's Class Samples


To register, please contact
Feb 2 -
Mar 9
Courtenay BC Beginning Calligraphy - Italic City of Courtenay Recreation 250-338-1000
Mar 27 Victoria, BC Star Book Island Blue Print
Mar 28 Victoria, BC Criss Cross Coptic Island Blue Print
April 8-9 Maple Ridge, BC Lutradur Journal Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts
Fibre in the Forest Retreat


To see a complete list (more or less!) of the classes Suzanne teaches, click here!

Gifts for the Artists in the Spotlight
Free Rubber!

Have you had your artwork published in a magazine?
Did it mention that you used products from Quietfire Design?

If so, then you are eligible to receive a reward of free rubber stamps!
There is one reward per issue at this time. You will need to have credited Quietfire Design in print and supply a photo/scan of the artwork and text with the credit. I'll be absolutely over the moon and will send you on a $25 shopping spree through the Gentle Thoughts Rubber Stamps.

  • Qualifying Publications:
    Just Cards (have you seen the Quietfire ad?)
    Rubberstamp Madness (have you seen the Quietfire ad?)
    Somerset Studio
    Scrap and Stamp
    Stampers Sampler
    Take 10 (or other Stampington publications)

Just check with me for other publications that may qualify.

Create without Limits!

Submissions to this newsletter and the Galleries!

I love to see your artwork using Quietfire Design Products and would love to share them with others on my website.
If you've created something - let me know!
Preferably, send me an email with a link to your online artwork and I'll pick it up there

Warn me in advance that you're sending a jpg.

I'm at
please put Submissions in the subject line. Thanks!

Do you have a technique you'd like to share? The Techniques Gallery awaits your inspiration!


Artists whose work is shown in this newsletter retain the copyright on their own work.

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© 2009 Suzanne Cannon and credited artists
This newsletter is for the personal use of the subscriber and may not be reproduced without written permission from Suzanne. You are welcome to email or print it in its entirety to share with friends, but ask that you include this copyright. Thank you for your help and your understanding