Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WOYWW April 15 -Not Much! Be Brave!

I'm moving! and in that in-between space, neither here nor there.
My plan is to be inky again in time for the swap, so in addition to swapping with my * partner and Julia, leave me a comment if you want to swap.

My New Years resolution was, No Hiding and Be Brave,
so I continue with Brave Girls cards, and stepping out into this move.
Hold me the the Light dear deskers!

Comments and Questions welcome, tho it may take me awhile to get back to y'all.

Monday, April 6, 2015

And the winner is.....

TracyM #6773

Who said,
DELIGHTFUL cards Robyn - they're BEAUTIFUL, inside & out!!!
They cut soda cans? HOW COOL!!! I think your "out takes" are EXCITING, I've not used alcohol inks before, so you have introduced me to two techniques to try!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Please send me your mailing info for your prize!

Create without Limits!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Quietfire Design Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop- Hello, Believe, Thanks and New Stamps too!

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop
Be sure to read all the way down for the Hop Schedule and
how to Enter for Prizes!
Even tho the Cameo digital cutter has stolen my heart, I remember my first loves, and manual die cutting will always have a place in my heart, especially now that
Quietfire Design is creating dies that cut, emboss and stencil!


  • Color heavy weight card stock, 110 Neenah Solar White Classic Crest
  • Apply Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive sheet to colored side.
  • Die cut Hello Die
  • Carefully remove the die keeping the cut in the negative space and remove adhesive cover paper.
  • Cover the die cut with translucent glitter and burnish.
  • Die cut a second Hello out of fun foam and adhere to the glitter cut for dimension.
Inside
New Quietfire stamp set
Thanks, Cuddlers, set of seven

Then have fun and embellish to your hearts content!

My second card is a 15 minute wonder, clean and simple!
is cut from a soda can! and popped up with dimensional glue dots.

Inside
another new stamp!

My out takes, colored with alcohol ink.
Tomorrow is another day!



Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

March 30 - Kathy Jo and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda 
April 2 - Diana and Teresa
April 1 - Sherry and Suzanne
April 3 - Yvonne and Robyn(you are here!)



For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp or die
 (Don’t be shy!) 
leave a comment below before midnight Sunday April 5th, 2015
 A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards.
 If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Die-ing For Spring blog posts!

All comments and questions welcomed!

Good Luck!





Saturday, March 28, 2015

SOLD-36" LeClerc 8 Harness Rear Hinge Treadle Loom for Sale, near Asheville, NC-$2000

SOLD
Excellant condition
asking $2000
($3840 new)
Second owner
36" weaving width
Come and get it and we'll talk extras.
NILUS II JACK-TYPE LOOM WITH BACK HINGE TREADLES
This design features the Treadles anchored at the rear of the Loom, with a new unique, Rocker mechanism that insures even tension on all Treadle Cords with the Treadles in both the rest or depressed position. This new design provides the weaver with the ease of Leg Treadling multi Shaft designs, comparable to that of a 4 shaft. In addition, a wide, clean shed is obtained on all Shafts. Using a new procedure, the new Treadle design retains the folding feature designed into the original Nilus II.

Specifications and Dimensions:
- Weaving width     36" (90 cm),
- Number of heddles     1000, 
- Loom Width     47" (119 cm), 
- Depth when open     48" (122 cm), 
- Depth when folded     27½" (70 cm), 
- Height Jack-type     49" (125 cm)
- Front height     34½" (87 cm),
- Net weight     158 lbs (72 kg)

Email ( in my Google Profile)me for more info and appt to come see the loom.
or leave a comment with contact info.



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Clap if you believe....15 Minute Wonders

I believe!
One morning, early, long ago, I got a frantic phone call from my neighbor, she couldn't find her 2 year old Melissa.
We had talked about fairies in the garden, and I explained that humans are big and loud and fairies like soft and small.
We found Melissa sitting very quietly and small, back in the wild part of the garden talking to the fairies!

I had planned to leave room on this tag to stamp the sentiment, and I forgot in the heat of the cut and paste!

Atitude and Altitude!
You can sketch the files as well as cut.
I minimized the word to fit on the tag.
More details and almost daily inspiration at Quietfire Creations.

***TIP**
From the Silhouette Yahoo group

Ladies, if you have a cameo and it cuts great sometimes and then completely weird sometimes, you need to make sure there isn't still a piece of packing tape on your motor bos. It interferes with the sensor and can do exactly what you describe. Yes, even if you've had your machine for years it may still be there and may only cause an issue sometimes. Turn your machine off, slide the motor to the middle and look on the left side. It's kinda hard to see because it's a dark see through tape. If it's there, remove it and throw it away. Then move that box back and forth a few times, all the way to the end each time. Only do that with the machine off. If that doesn't solve anything let us know here and I have a few more ideas. 
I’ve never had this problem, and sure enough- there was a piece of tape on there and I removed it!
Comments and Questions always welcomed!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Taking my time-Tip toe through the tulips!


You've seen the 15 minute version of this card.

My dear friend Chris' birthday deserved a bit more.
The background is paper inked by wiping up my desk.

At first I ungrouped everything, turned the circle into an oval and spaced the tulips around the oval.
On the mat.

The look was too symmetrical for my taste,  so I manipulated the tulips to look more hand drawn.
Metallic threat is woven through the outer cuts and a sequin added.
The little corner tulips were gold, colored with alcohol ink.
( I think they are bells, upside down!)

Stamp the sentiment in VersaFine Sepia and heat emboss clear.

Yes, it took awhile to create this card, and how long does it take to make a friend?
There is so much you can do with what you have!
Happy Birthday Chris!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Live long and Prosper- coming to your mailbox soon! 15 Minute Wonders!

This weeks cut files from Quietfire Design are instant classics!
All details and mats are at
All cards made in 15 minutes( not including downloading the files).
Apologies again for photos with inadequate light-power outage!

Truly an all occasion card!

Made entirely from scraps
Butterflies are us!

 Indecision! 
 Tips on alinement over at Quietfire Creations.
The flowers are held together with pastel glitter brads from
Eyelet Outlet.
(You might not thank me for sending you there!)

Comments and Questions Welcomed!