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June 29, 2020         


In this Issue:
Some of you are finding that the website has not given you your well deserved discount so we fixed it!

You will get the sale price, but it won't show up until you pay, then you'll get a 50% discount off the subtotal.
If the total isn't right, I will refund the overpayment so you get the sale price! I'm so sorry for the confusion!
The shopping cart will close about midnight Eastern time tomorrow night, June 30, 2020.   
Please stay in touch! (I'll still be sending out these newsletters.) I'm having a hard time sending out the last orders and saying goodbye! So be patient, I'm running behind...   
  • Oh, and there might be a little gap before the new website kicks it....  but you all know how to get hold of me!

So Suzanne, about that Freebie?

For the new online class (read about it here) - if you missed the freebie link or couldn't get it to work, just use this link.
You'll have to sign up for Premium Membership, but you get 2 months free and you can cancel at anytime.  In other words, you can take the class and cancel your membership!  But you really should take a look around. Skillshare is fabulous! 
You don't need to be a calligrapher to take my Lettering in a Circle class!

It's the last week for the shopping cart....

and I'm a bit sentimental.  Oh my, how did it all start? 

I was teaching a LOT in Vancouver and Victoria.  For calligraphy, I had a 2 page resource guide for supplies from all over the world.  So I thought, why don't I sell some of the core items?  And that's how it started - I was an early web-based business, trying to stuff things through the lettermail slot, trying to convince the bank that I was worth a commercial account, trying to convince Canada Post that I would ship enough to make it worth their while....  Trying to get wholesale accounts as I got bigger.  It was
always a struggle.  It all worked well as long as it *worked*.  If there was an upgrade or some change, it could set me back for days.  I have gained huge appreciation for store owners. 

On the flip side - I've had great joy seeing customers come back.  I've smiled at their email addresses (so creative!) and wished I could crawl into their packages so I could see their part of the world.  And I've appreciated each and every order. People trusted me with their hard-earned money and I did my best to get orders out the next day, not always successfully!

So thank you for allowing my designs into your creative spaces!  You'll still be able to get my designs, you'll just have to go to the Silhouette Online Store, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies (where you might be surprised at what you'll find!).

As of June 30th, the Quietfire Gentle Thoughts rubber stamps will disappear. They have never been mainstream stuff, but heartfelt quotations from people far wiser than I.  I tried not to choose preachy quotes, just quotes that might make you think.  And those of you who chose my interpretation of those quotes - especially the less popular ones, hold a special place in my heart!

So thank you!  It's been a hard decision, but it was time.  Read on for super exciting news about my new online class and our Summer Blog Hop!

For the last week:

Online Class!

What is Skillshare?

If you're not familiar, Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives, home to thousands of classes on anything from business to graphic design to cooking. I absolutely love Skillshare and have been a Premium Member for a number of years and it's worth every cent!  There are loads of classes in all sorts of subjects and some really fabulous instructors!

Lettering in a Circle has been years in the making!  The technical side kept defeating me - until now!  So here it is!  I'm super excited to be sharing it.

Lettering in a Circle

So you're a lettering person and you love the paper to pen thing - just like me - and you've been practicing and making some cards and doing some words and you're looking for the next fun thing to do with your lettering.  
In this class we're going to take a line of your lettering and turn it into a complete full circle so it fits perfectly. When finished you can turn this into a card, create a frame for a photo, use it in a wedding invitation or announcement, or even have a rubberstamp made from your finished artwork.
You don't have to be an expert calligrapher and you can use any tool that you're comfortable with. It works in all styles. So let's get started. I'll see you in the first lesson!

hopSummer Blog Hop!
Join us July 20-25 for our Summer Blog Hop.  There will be prizes!  Stay tuned for more details.

Did you catch last week's Facebook Live for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine?!

I've created a blog post with extra photos and links to products HERE

You can see the archived live broadcast HERE. 

Join us on the  Suzanne Cannon Fan Group Facebook page.  We want you to share things you've created with my stamps, dies, stencils and digital files!  I love seeing all kinds of artwork.  You know I swing from classic elegance to altered grunge and love it all.  Please join us!

Come meet some new friends! See you there!
Thanks for reading!  Feel free to contact me with ideas, questions, suggestions, requests or to say Hi!
Happy creating - always!  Suzanne
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