Monday, October 22, 2012

It's alive!!


  Sorry for my very long blogging absence.
We have been in California for 5 months now and yes, we are settled in, thank you.
I think my best excuse for being MIA is that California is just so sunny that you never wanna be inside:)
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I found a very nice scrapbook store in my area - Ever After Scrapbooks- and on Friday night I went there for a canvas class. I thought the instructor would be some neighborhood rookie, but it turns out that Suzy West is a well known scrapper who travels the world to share her talent. Wow! She inspired me so much that I got my scrappy mojo back!
This is what I created in a few hours. My very first canvas project:



( this is all Suzy's design and I just did what she told me to do)

I had so much fun working with canvas that the very next day I went to Michael's to pick up the stuff I needed to create my own.
I made this cute picture for my daughter:




And then I continued to make this:




I think you could say that I'm totally hooked on canvases right now! What about you? I'm curious to find out how many of you have tried working on canvas. Please leave a comment on this post and you will be in the random drawing to win this:




It's a nice little fall kit with gorgeous papers from Bo Bunny plus some other stuff I had laying around. So don't forget to leave a comment:)

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 I'm working on a tutorial right now for a mini album made with envelopes. Super easy and fun.


 
Take care and I'll be back soon...in a few months or so...ha,ha....

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31 comments:

Beverly said...

So happy to see you posting again! Those canvas's are awesome! After seeing what you did, well, I just might have to head over to Michaels to get supplies. It will be a first for me.

JPScraps said...

Welcome back! Love the canvases. I've only done little chipboard ones.

Cindy deRosier said...

Great to see you back to blogging! Your canvases are gorgeous!

Suzy West said...

Omg!!! You are so sweet!!! Thank you for spending some hours with me!!! I just love what you did!! Canvases are so fun to do!!!

Okispice said...

So glad you are back to spreading your scrappy joy. You are as inspiring to us as Suzy was to you,I'm sure. Great work - as always! And even tho the first one was Suzy's design, it looks so YOU! Are you sure you didn't collaborate on it?

pdrnc said...

Just happened to check today and saw your new post! So happy to see you back and hear that you are settled in. Love what you've done with the canvas.

Sarahew88 said...

So so so glad you are back! I have missed you! And wow what a treat that Bo Bunny supplies would be! LOVE the canvas art! SO CUTE!

Allison Butterfield said...

Your canvas art is awesome. Hope you and your family enjoy California. I miss the sun!!! (moved to Oki 2 months ago)

Svjetlana said...

Hi Helen, Nice to see you back. Love your canvases, especially the curt owl. I bought 4 canvases hmmm 2 years ago and they are still waiting, but have best intention to do something with then soon.

Hugs
Svjetlana

Svjetlana said...

Sorry wanted to say cute owl, it is my cellphone to blame for spelling errors ;-)

serenarepsold said...

So great to hear from you! Glad you are settling in. Love your canvases--especially the owl one. How long do they take to make?

Jean said...

Love the canvases!! I started doing them last year and am hooked! Thank you for a chance to win!

KellyG said...

Glad to hear you guys are settled! Love your canvas projects! I have never tried this, not enough time in a day! LOL!

Hannie C said...

Hi there Helen, good thing you posted again, even after that long MIA, you are still enthusiastic about Scrapbooking, which is a good sign. Wish to visit California one day..

Hannie C said...

Hi there Helen, good thing you posted again, even after that long MIA, you are still enthusiastic about Scrapbooking, which is a good sign. Wish to visit California one day..

Jo-Marie said...

Welcome back!!

I've painted a canvas last year for an event that takes place here in South Africa once a year, Crafts for Cancer. The money goes towards a good cause, people that cant get to the hospital for free cancer treatment to give them taxi fare to get to the hospitals. Before that I've never done anything on a canvas. But these canvases looks very good and I would love to try it out. Scrapbooking on canvases.

Alison Day said...

Yay! Welcome back!! Glad you're all settled in and crafting again!
I haven't worked with canvas before but now I'm totally intrigued. May have to search out a local class for myself ... sigh, more to add to my stash!! :) My eldest daughter would love an owl canvass like that - owls are her current obsession!
Can't wait for your tutorial - looks like a cute mini!

mustangkayla said...

What a nice surprise to see a post from you! Canvas's are all the rage right now! I have a couple friends who make them and they are beautiful. I think I need a class to get me started in it though as I find them totally intimidating! Your canvases look great!

Brooke said...

I am loving your canvas crafts! My daughter is in love with owls so I might need to copy your canvas for her room!!! I'm so glad your blogging agian!

ElisabethB said...

Oh Helen! Being in California right now would be fabulous. We are expecting the first snow on Saturday. Sigh.

Goodness, your canvases are so cute! I have never tried one - I am so busy scrapping the photos of my kids who grow up way too fast!

Have a great day and so good to hear, I mean, read from you again

MzLavr2 said...

I just found your blog, I love it! Thanks for the giveaway too!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Ruth said...

Happy that everything is working out for you. Glad to see you back online. Never worked with canvas and am looking forward to doing it. Thank you.

Paula said...

Glad to see you are back. Love your tutorials. Making some of the folded flowers to day.
Can't wait to see your mini book.

Paula said...

Glad to see you are back. Love your tutorials. Making some of the folded flowers to day.
Can't wait to see your mini book.

Amy G. said...

Welcome Back! Look forward to more tutorials

April said...

It's so good to see you Helen!! AMAZING canvas projects. ;)

Anonymous said...

The "Home sweet home" one is so beautiful, when are you going to give tutorials for this...:) i'm thinking of making one for my aunt as a gift for her new home. Liza

karennarelle said...

While i love looking at canvas' i have only ever made one for my daughter.

karennarelle said...

P.S. Welcome back!

fdgtgrl said...

Just gorgeous !!!

Vivian Warner said...

Just found you from pintrest. Beautiful work, thank you for sharing .