Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WOYWW - 382 - Practice

Do y'all know Oct 1 is World Card Making Day? Come back then to see more of the cards on my desk today with the newest stamps from Quietfire Design.
There is also a blog hop with prizes, so if you feel so inclined...
I'm having difficulty with arthritis(?) in my hands, so must let go of pen perfections and embrace brush imperfections, hence the practice sheets.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to do some of the same!

Comments and questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WOYWW-379-No Surprises Here!

Basically a mess.
The Star  Card is featured here.
Note ribbon- must use more ribbon!
More new Birthday stamps! thanks Jen!
Finally found a good use for the glue dots dispenser...paperwork holder!

Thanks for visiting, and I plan to do more of that myself this week!
(Planning and events seldom agree!)

Comments and Questions always welcomed!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WOYWW August 31-Birthday painting and ATC

Remember when we didn't think there was life after 30?
This is my first day off since July, and my 65th birthday!
ATC with a stamp created from fun foam from a new Elizabeth Craft Design Die by Suzanne Cannon
As I was painting I suddenly realized it was Wednesday!

And the desk...
Special shout out to BSILF Diana!
It truly is the thought that counts!
Happy birthday to you
Happy Birthday to me
Everyday we are born
Everyday we are free!

Comments and Questions Welcomed
More on gifts and giving on my spiritual blog here

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The rainbow of Love- ATC style, Mr and Mrs- New A Way With Word Dies-Elizabeth Craft Designs by Suzanne Cannon

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, and as long as it's kind
I'm for it!
This card is featured on Quietfire Creations Blog, commemorating the marriage of our own Yvonne.
Quietfire Design is an international company, and Yvonne, one of my favorite friends I have never met! is in the Netherlands.
You'll want to Be sure to hop over to Quietfire Creations so as not to miss any of the weeks inspiration by all the designers!!
I love (pun intended) that this new die set lends itself to love, however you find it!

 Equal opportunity creativity!
These ATC's would make wonderful wedding or shower favors, gift cards, invitations, love notes, or place cards.
The new dies, some Elizabeth Craft Design silk glitter, Soft finish card stock cut to ATC size is all you need- oh, and

Congratulations to all who love!

More thoughts on love and kindness on my spiritual blog Still Waters Refuge

Comments and questions warmly welcomed!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WOYWW? 366 - Friends

Continued Love and Healing Light to Queen Desker Julia!

I'm getting ready to facilitate a workshop( where we will not work or shop???) at 
Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting-Quakers,
Social Media for Social Action.
I wonder what I am going to say?

For preparation  I made ATC's to give to my participants.
I made 13, when I got the list of 10 names...

and back.
I ask Suzanne at least once a year to letter this quote for me!
and now I'm up to 15, so I pulled out some oldies but goodies if needed.
Social Media ATC's
Occupy ATC's
Now you know what's on my desk, so please show me yours!
and hold SAYMA in the Light in this gathering of Yearly Meeting!

Let me know if you would like to swap.

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Thursday, June 2, 2016

I don't tell you often enough! CC revisited!

Moving ( it's been a year), life, death, etc! Creative output has taken it's toll.
Full creativity enabling blitz this week.
New stamps from Quietfire Design
Online Card Classes Creative Chemistry revisited.
Full disclosure- I never finished CC 102- so I gave some thought to signing for CC103.
I couldn't resist peaking at the first Challenge prompt- 
Use 4 or more Distress colors on a tag.
The rest is history!

If I haven't told you lately 
I am thankful for all you do !!

Comments and Questions welcomed!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WOYWW 365...Too busy to remember...Thoughts on Fathers Day...

If you have just come to see my desk, thanks for visiting.
I have not heard from either Desker- fore or aft- about swapping. Please get in touch.

If you have the time, I invite you to scroll down for some backstory on my latest post on
the new blog, highlighting Quietfire Design digital files.
{lots of new stamps too!}

If you are too busy to (fill in the blank), you are too busy.

I could fill in the blank with lots of things, and as all my parents are in Heaven, I tend to let Mothers and Fathers Day go by without much attention.

This card is what I call a 15 Minute Wonder, and aside from design time and gathering supplies, it can be made in 15 minutes!
{Sure, go ahead and CASE- jus give me credit and share it back with me!}

Surely you have enough time for that!

Construction and supply details over at

We say," If it wasn't for sports, the men in our family wouldn't have any emotional life at all!"

Making the time to create, I had a mental trip down memory lane of times with my Dads, and decided to make this card, as my style of scrap book, get my family together and tell and  record stories of Dads and days gone by.

My most FAQ, is "How long does it take to make that?" which is why I enjoy sharing my
15 minute wonders.

The value of time spent is measured in many ways.
I'll have this paper keepsake, the laughs, tears and hugs shared with my family, the value of continuing memory carried in my heart and mind.

I have time for that!

Thanks again for visiting. Y'all come back now, hear!
Comments and Questions always welcomed.