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,
titled
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...


Front
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
and 
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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WOYWW 7th Anniversary! To all my best friends I've never met!


7 years of friendship and sharing!
Thanks all!
Yes! new Quietfire Design stamps.
Here they sit waiting for the Versamark ink to dry so I can get to it,
including the ATC for this Anni swap that still only exists in my creative mind!
***EDITED***


So, I've showed you mine, What's on yours!

Comments and questions welcomed

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Way With Words E-Book from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design- FREE!


The A Way With Words Ebook is here!
The book is Free!
Free, fun, fabulous, inspiring and full of project ideas to help you
Create without limits!

To celebrate, all the 
A Way With Words dies
(on the Quietfire site only)  
are on sale 15% off!  

You'll have to click over to see my project
page 12 
using the new 

and 
dies.
Comments and Questions always welcomed!

Monday, February 22, 2016

New Quietfire Design Stamps! Just living is not enough/ The greatest strength is gentleness

It's really hard to stay in creative doldrums as a member of the Quietfire Design family, 
especially when the new quote stamps fit on an ATC!

The background is an all over print stamped in Distress antique linen.

is stamped in VersaFine sepia and heat embossed with
Ranger Superfine clear embossing powder.
The flowers are hand sketched with a Distress antique linen marker and colored with tattered rose, victorian velvet, mowed lawn and peeled paint. 
The mini pads are good for getting the ink onto your craft sheet. They are very juicy, and just a tad of water is needed to get the right consistency for painting, using a #4 round brush.
I highly recommend Cheap Joe's golden fleece brushes. They are very inexpensive so you can buy enough to use a separate brush for each color and medium that you use.
The edge is gold watercolor with an 1/8th flat brush.

This ATC is one of a series, so I took a short cut and stamped the sunflower in VersaMark and heat embossed clear.
The background was applied pad to paper, Distress salty ocean and the areas close to the flower were applied with a felt marker replacement nib.
Painting done with  #4 round brush and Distress mowed lawn, peeled paint, squeezed lemonade and mustard seed.
Water was flicked on with a brush.
When completely dry, iron the card between two pieces of clean absorbent paper to remove the embossing.
This is needed for the stamping to take to the paper.

is stamped in VersaFine onyx and thermal embossed clear.
The edge is sponged on Delicata Golden Glitz.

This is #1 in the series

and a Brave Girl Card


on the back

A few more ATC's using digital files and DecoArt products.
The mineral based watercolor paint resisted the oil based VersaFine ink. It still embossed well, so there is some mystery to be explored!

Celtic knot work file using a gold gel pen.

Comments and Questions always welcomed!





Wednesday, February 17, 2016

WOYWW - 350 Going Green!

I am very tired of winter weather.
St Patty's day is traditionally the day to plant peas!
I'm ready.
Suzanne of Quietfire posted St. Patty's Day and Celtic files this week and I was right on it!
New stamps i can't show yet, expressive flower painting, random papers to cover light switch covers.
Brave girl cards.
The Amour that didn't quite make it- a broken heart card?
Pick a Stick Challenge in the upper left.
All in a deskers day!
What else can I say?
Thanks for visiting and I hope to visit as many of y'all as I can!

Comment and Questions Always Welcomed!