to you in living colour by Quietfire Design
you create beautiful things to share
April/May 2008 - Issue 69
Quicky playtime artwork by Suzanne Cannon
for more information on how this artwork was made see
this blog entry
links at your fingertips!
to this newsletter and the Galleries!
I love to see your artwork!
New Bookbinding Kit!
Caught in Canvas is now available! Read
Visit the new
It's a work in progress!
and meet the new Techniques Button!
When you see this button in the byhand Product pages, click it and you
will see a technique using this product. The backgound for this button
comes from Wanda Hentges background technique which you can see later
in this newsletter. Thanks Wanda!
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!
all, what was the whole wide world but a place for people
to yearn for their heart's impossible desires, for those
desires to become entrenched in defiance of logic, plausibility,
and even the passage of time, as eternal as polished marble."
- Empire Falls by Richard Russo
contributed by vmburkhardt
Personality can open doors,but only character
can keep them open.
contributed by WandaH
It takes a lifetime
to become a child. ~ Picasso
contributed by quietfire
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- and leave a new one behind!
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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!
Instructors Supply Lists
(find them on the website under Categories)
Going to a calligraphic
you are attending this workshop, click on the photos above to
supply list including links to their websites and their products
that I carry!
Guest Designer Project
A Tin for your Tools
Click on the photo to go to the project with complete instructions.
Thanks Ramona! I've been
a fan of your artwork for years!
Readers can find other samples of Ramona's
artwork in the newsletter archives.
I have to add this in - Ramona finished her Graphic Design course
in April and is a new Mom as of May 10!
Congratulations Ramona! Thanks for squeezing this project in
My name is Ramona. I live in Hamburg, Germany.
I am graphic designer, yoga teacher and soon mother
to my second child. My love for creativity and art started in
my childhood with endless hours on the lap of my grandfather,
who patiently drew cats for me. During my education as graphic
designer I learned to love calligraphy and started to let it be
a part of my art. I enjoy swaps and collaborative projects as
well as challenges and doodles. Feel
free to visit my blog.
Thank you Suzanne for encouraging me to be guest
designer. I really enjoy your rubberstamps and the wonderful things
one can create with them.
- You can see Ramona's artwork published in Stampington's Wedding
issues - she even used Quietfire Design Rubber stamps! Thanks
and Projects for you from the
Quietfire Design Team!
changed the format for the Design Team Monthly Projects!
The beautiful and talented Quietfire
Design Team will now be presenting their fabulous projects to you
If you're a registered subscriber, make sure you've checked
off that you want to receive 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!).
Well done, ladies!!
Caught in Canvas is now a Bookbinding Kit!
book by Suzanne Cannon
book by Wanda Henges
You've been asking for it - well now you can have it!
Complete with all the materials you will need for creating the book
and the instructions you've come to trust!
You will need to have some basic bookbinding tools. How you decorate
the covers is up to you! Oh, the fun you'll have!
here for details
April was the
the byhand Newsletter!
A huge thanks to everyone who has
contributed and been part of this newsletter during the last 7 years!
Here are a list of the prize winners:
Yogi Grunwald - won the $40 gift certificate
for sending in a postcard
A huge thanks to everyone who sent in their artwork! It's truly wonderful
to see it in real life.
Sandie Reid - won a $30 gift certificate
for the Scavenger Hunt
Thanks to everyone who took time to do the Scavenger Hunt! I hope
you enjoyed seeing lots of wonderful artwork on the Design Team's
Angela Englund won a $30 gift certifcate
for participating in the weekly Created byhand Challenge!
If you'd like to see the artwork posted from the week of this draw,
here! (Scroll down and click on each participant link to see
ladies! Enjoy your new art toys!
Here are the postcards entered in the draw!
Thanks to everyone who sent them in - I had some Fabulous
To see each creation larger, please click on the image!
You are in for a very special treat
Although you don't get to hold the originals, you get the next best
byhand Artists Background Swap
lovingly hosted by Donna Cerny
thanks so much Donna!
and a huge thanks to Yogi Grunwald for scanning all
The participants of this swap are very generously
sharing these techniques in the
Design Techniques Gallery
Joanne's bound swap
(to see more of this book, click
Yogi's Bound Swap
(to see more
of this book, click
on each image below to go to the Technique page, a new browser window
will open. Close the page when you've finished viewing and you will
be right back here.
see a complete list (more or less!) of the classes Suzanne teaches,
for the Artists in the Spotlight
Have you had your artwork published in a magazine?
Did it mention that you used products from Quietfire Design?
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.
Just Cards (have you seen
the Quietfire ad?)
(have you seen the Quietfire ad?)
Scrap and Stamp
Take 10 (or other Stampington publications)
check with me for other publications that may qualify.
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.
please put Submissions in
the subject line. Thanks!
Do you have a technique you'd like to share? The Techniques
Gallery awaits your inspiration!
work is shown in this newsletter retain the copyright on their own work.
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2008 Suzanne Cannon
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