Valentine Craft Roundup

I’ve realized that every year I say I don’t decorate for Valentine’s Day, and then every year some craft comes around that I just have to try, and sure enough, I’ve decorated for the holiday.

This year, three projects made their way into my crafterday afternoons:

Faux watercolor cards. While technically not a Valentine’s Craft, I combined this technique with my favorite thing – a pun – to make a cheery card. This also let me work on my brush lettering and doodling challenges that I’m doing this year.

Faux watercolor and doodling create a punny Valentine's Card! | suzerspace.comThis super cute garland tugged at my tyopography heart strings. The original post features a different technique; I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the large letter “U” to make my hearts. (It’s Helvetica Neu Bold Condensed if you are keeping score at home). Strung with red and white baker’s twine, it looks happy over my fireplace.

This polka dot technique is more popular as a Sharpie craft on mugs, but I used it to make a gift card holder.

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Web Wednesday: June 28, 2017

Alarm Clocks, Mortgage Calculators and Buzzy Bugs

  • As a person who has good intentions but often ends up with odd results on DIY home improvement projects, this made me laugh.
  • On my adulting list last week was meeting with a loan officer about the best time to refinance our mortgage, and while the web is full of information, I really liked this calculator which stepped you through the messy math needed to make a decision.
  • I can already hear them at night. It’s getting to be Cicada Season (don’t click if you don’t like pictures of bugs).

None of these links are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye in the last week.

Web Wednesday: June 21, 2017

  • This was a great documentary about how origami and science work hand in hand. Unfortunately, you have to be a paid PBS subscriber to view it. So if you aren’t, how about this site with a lot of smaller projects to start with?
  • I love ringtones, and astronomy. So the NASA web page full of MP3 and MR4 downloads? Yay!
  • You know when you get on the plane and you scope out all the your fellow passengers wondering who the troublemakers are going to be? Can you imagine if this happened on your flight?

None of these links are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye in the last week.

Web Wednesday: June 14, 2017

Editing Auto-Complete Addresses, Weather Forecasting and Space Station Sightings

  • Every time we have a change of staff at work I have to look this up to remember how to stop Mac OS Mail from using an old auto-complete entry in email. It occurs to me I might not be the only one who needs a refresher course.
  • Seems to me that the mainstream weather websites  are more panic and hype (not to mention pop-up ads) than actual weather. This one just gives you the data and you get to play weatherman.
  • A super nerdy thing we enjoy at SuzerSpace is watching the skies for the International Space Station. It’s a tiny, really really fast moving speck of light in the sky. Check here for a date and time near you.

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are all just interesting things that caught my eye.

Web Wednesday: June 7, 2017

Failures, Free files and Pockets


  • Technically this wasn’t a web link that caught my eye; it was one of the things NPR calls a “Driveway Moment” where you are listening to a story on your car radio and you have to sit in your driveway to hear the end of it because it’s so interesting. Anyway you term it, I really enjoyed this feature on Total Failure.
  • Here’s a cool resource – Scrapbook & Cards today is a magazine available in Canada. But they let you read all the issues and have access to all the downloads for free, online.  EDIT: Pam from Get Silvered has a way better post on all these magazines.
  • I don’t wear dresses often, but this sewing tip is a good one. I believe EVERYTHING should have pockets. And if it doesn’t, then just add them!

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye.