Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Card Making Day- Quietfire Design Blog Hop

Welcome to our World Card-Making Day Blog Hop!
 We've made some cards and assembled some cool projects to share with you!
 there are some prizes to be had!  
Hop on over to each of the designers listed below and leave a sweet comment on their 
World Card-Making Day blog post.

To be eligible to win a prize, you must leave a your comment on the blogs before midnight on Sunday October 2, 2016. Prizes will be announced shortly after. Here is where you will visit this weekend!

Happy Hopping!  Good luck!
Whenever new stamps from Suzanne arrive, I can't wait to see which ones will fit on ATC's,
 my preferred card platform.
All four of the latest release are ATC perfect!

Three of the new stamps are featured below.

All the cards are from my 
Off my Desk series,
 which means I only use stuff found on my desk at the end of the day.

Sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Onyx, heat embossed clear and using the MISTI the outer frame was overstamped with VersaMark and Ranger superfine silver embossing powder.
The Snow is from the
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas set and I added some DecoArts Snowwriter.
It's hard not to get carried away with this stuff!
Christmas is the day

Relax is a Silhouette cut file sketched with glitter pens.

Stamping on water color paper that was used as a practice pad and brush wipe sheet, I used the MISTI tool so I could re-stamp to get a good impression to heat emboss, VersaFine Onyx and clear embossing powder.
The top one I used too much ink and it bled a bit.
Sometimes less is more!
Bottom card eggplant embossing powder over Onyx.

Love this cut file!

The back,
 stamped with VersaFine Sepia and Ranger superfine copper embossing powder.
Flecks were intentional, and after much deliberation decided not to hide the brad, after covering it with embossing powder.
If I could only have one stamp pad, it might be VersaFine Sepia!
Masking the stamp before inking.

Another sketched cut file.
The back.

Theses cards are all from my 
Off my Desk series,
 which means I only use stuff found on my desk at the end of the day.

Did you make some cards today? Share them!
Be sure to leave a comment below and on each Design Team Blog for prizes!

All comments and questions welcomed!

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!