Monday, November 30, 2015

Sentiments of the Season- and the winner is......

I love them all! What a collection!

Please get in touch here (email is in my google profile) or at Quietfire Creations!
Send me your mailing info, including your country and complete postal code.

Thanks all, for your kind words, for visiting and be sure to post your creations using Quietfire Design Sentiments of all seasons!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop-ATC Christmas- 15 Minute Wonders-


We are celebrating the season with projects using our favorite Quietfire sentiment stamps and dies.
Inspiration abounds!

We’re giving away a prize on each of the Sentiments of the Season blog posts.
 The posts will be on Designers’ personal blogs and one on Quietfire Creations. 
 All you have to do is

Leave a comment on the Sentiments of the Season blog posts and you 
will be entered for a chance to win a Quietfire stamp or die from that blog. 
 Each designer will randomly choose the winner from their comments.  
Here is our schedule:
Day 1- Monday November 23 : Teresa and Yogi 
Day 2 -Tuesday November 24: KathyJo and Judi Kauffman
Day 3 - Wednesday November 25: Wanda and Yvonne 
Day 4 - Thursday November 26: Robyn *you are here* and Selma
Day 5 - Friday November 27: Diana and Suzanne
If you get lost, just hop back to the Quietfire Creations blog to find all the links!
The deadline for leaving comments is Sunday November 29, 2015 at midnight PST.  
Winners will be posted shortly afterwards here on Quietfire Creations.
Good luck and have fun!
I was one of the designers lucky enough to get the new stamps in time for our hop!
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are my first love and I was thrilled to see many of the new stamps led themselves to ATC's as well as the seasonal celebrations!
How did it even get to be November?
This year, these ATC's will be gift tags, holiday cards and ornaments all in one,
all created in 15 minutes or less!
Set your timers! 

I don't do cute and I don't like snow! and couldn't resist this guy!
Suzanne christened it "charming"!

The doves took up the time it takes to add the diamond glaze.
There is Joy too!

Snow optional!

Christians and Pegans-we got you covered!!!

All of the paper came from my scrap box , one layer easy to mail and gift cards, lots of embossing and the beautiful stamps do all of the work for you!

Be sure to leave a comment here to win your own stamp or die from Quietfire Design!
And hop over to see Selma to enjoy the other end of the design spectrum!

Leave that comment! Thanks!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WOYWW-338-Still thankful after all these years!

New Quietfire Design stamps- Christmas and more!
Me! Here! Tomorrow!
Items not shown-
Food for Thanksgiving
List of things I want DD and BF to help me with when they are not eating food I haven't made yet.
You get the picture(ouch!)

Thanks for all you have created causing me to break out in a lovely case of 
Thanks for visiting and do come back tomorrow to see new stamps and enter to win some!
Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop

Comments and Questions always welcomed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quietfire Design Autumn splendor- 15 minute wonders!

While it only took 15 minutes to make the card, it took over an hour to photograph and create this post!
I fell in love with all the latest cut files by Suzanne Cannon in the

On the mat
Core'dinations Kraft core is a challenging paper to cut and photograph.
Double cut at 5 worked well.

Flip the "Autumn" to get the green side to be the right side when you adhere it to the card.

Cut, glue on the "Autumn" and you're done!

Having so much fun, I reduced the center motif to A2 size, cut some layers and backed it with Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz.
Once you have the files there is no end to what you can do.

You can spend 15 minutes, or all day!!

If you love this card as much as I do, check out the 
There is a step out video here.

Please share your creations here, or on the Quietfire Design FB page.

Comments and Questions always welcomed!

WOYWW- 336 - Nuff said!

All kinds of things waiting to happen.
Zinnias still blooming in November!
I love Asheville!
How to create a one page layout for a 75th birthday for a person, who without whom you wouldn't be alive, much less, who you are?
New ink, new stamps, new dies.
Same old me!
Please scroll around to see a15 minute wonders with new Quietfire stuff
Autumn Window Cards

Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place !
Comments and questions always welcomed.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Comes to Asheville!!!!

Strangers were high-fiveing each other in the parking lot!
and squealing uncontrollably with glee when we walked in the door!

Yes, right here in my hood, I can walk into a store and buy a pastel, see and feel the color, try out a quality pen, chat with friendly sales associates- who are artists!!!
Yes, I bowed.
See the colors, touch the texture!

There are still empty shelves, and they had to open the door while they are still stocking and pricing as so many of us were standing with our nosed pressed to the door!

Come in and tell CJ's what we want to see  available here in Asheville.
There are forms right when you walk in the door.
They want to know.
And please! Buy stuff.

If you are just getting into watercolor, I highly recommend CJ''s brand, American Journey,
-You can't go wrong with Joe's Red-
and Golden Fleece Brushes,
great price, they last a long time, and if you mess them up,
10-7 Monday through Saturday at Broadway and Riverside!
If you get to the Bywater you missed it!

I'll meet you there and we can go have a drink!

This is a regionally owned business, with reasonable prices, who want to serve the arts community.
Let's support them!

Thank you Joe's.

Now can we do something about an Apple Store?
Visit my FB page, follow the link and leave a comment to Apple that we need an Apple store.
It takes 1000 comments for them to get interested.
Yes I know it is not local, and while I am content with the service I get in Asheville, they can't compare to the Genius Desk. We need one.

Excuse me, I must go color with my new pens!!!!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WOYWW? 329 - Easel Rider!

This weeks desk is a bit different!
Have art supplies! Will travel!
My desk is mobile!
I'm a traveling artist on the 
Easel Rider, Asheville's mobile art lab, in the schools and streets.

Creative Caution! Artists at work!
Please touch!

Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place.

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!