Thursday, January 22, 2015

Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog Hop- Day four-Have a heart that never hardens

Welcome to the Quietfire Design,
 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!
Be sure to leave a comment here for the drawing to win Quietfire Design Stamps!
All details at the end of the post.

Returning from CHA Mega Trade Show, jet lagged and super swagged,
It was hard to get back to blog hop deadlines.
My DT sisters have amazed you the past three days with flawless, jaw dropping cards
and home decor.
Here are some cards for the rest of us!
Swaps..I love them... NOTE TO SELF!
You have to make multiples
and mail them.
This is what I call a 15 minute wonder.
I can make multiples of these for swaps easy peasy!
Starting with the Silhouette file Open Heart Border Card
ungroup and scale down to an A2 size card 
and cut from patterned paper.
Stamp Have a heart in VersaFine Crimson and thermal emboss clear,
add a glitzy heart and that's it!
With a  a few minutes left I added panels to the inside,
the paper was on my desk,inked from leftover ink on the craft mat,
and stamped.
The swap hostess deserves a little extra, so I added a hand drawn border and
painted accents with Twinkling H2O's.
A bit of stenciling inside.
For a special someone
same card, same stamps
layers to to the rescue.
The glitter was added with Ken Oliver's, Stick-it. A layer was added to both sides of the paper before I cut it out  and the Glitter Ritz adhered easily for a luxe look.

BREAKING!
The new LOVE Fill 'er Up stamps arrived in the mail Tuesday afternoon, and I just had to make something in time for todays post.
The rose flourishing is from the rose heart in the Valentines Day set.


I can't wait to see what y'all will do with these stamps.
Please leave me a link and post your creations to the Quietfire Design FB page.


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):

Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi
Jan 21 - Yvonne and Teresa 
Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn (you are here!)
Jan 23 - Suzanne 


For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp 
(Donít be shy!)
 leave a comment below by
 midnight Sunday January 25th, 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 Queen of Hearts blog posts! 
A winner will be chosen from each blog!

Good Luck!
You can see what I did with some of the other new stamps
here.



 Comments and Questions Welcomed

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WOYWW 294- CHA...The Aftermath

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This is what unpacking looks like when you return from 
CHA Anaheim
(Craft Hobby Association Trade Show).
And then the boxes start arriving from all the folks you persuaded to send you stuff so you wouldn't have to deal with above!
 Actual unstaged photo!

If I ever catch up, I'll tell you more about it.
Life doesn't stand still while you wander about a convention center for 4 days!

Please come visit me tomorrow  for day 4 of the
 Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!
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):

Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi
Jan 21 - Yvonne and Teresa 
Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn (you are here!)
Jan 23 - Suzanne 


For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp 
(Donít be shy!)
 leave a comment below by
 midnight Sunday January 25th, 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 Queen of Hearts blog posts! 
A winner will be chosen from each blog!

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Monday, January 19, 2015

Queen of Hearts (no tarts) Blog hop-Yes Virginia, there is a Chia Pet!-T is for Tuesday


You know you've always wanted one, and this is the first one I have ever seen up close and personal!
Shout out to Brooke! for growing and nurturing and Chris for being such an amazing Mom to actually buy it!
 I've been away, and I can tell you, there is no place like home.
California was crazy.
It made me feel tired and lazy!
I guess I was jet lagged, and it felt more like sleeping sickness.
The best part of the trip was visiting family in  San Francisco and eating same.

DD and I went to Cha-Ya on Valencia St
 a Vegan Japanese place inspired by Zen cooking.

Salads
Fresh, attractive and delicious!
(we drank water)

Senroppon Salad

Shredded salad. shredded daikon, turnip, cucumber, and carrots, garnished with atsuage tofu, radishes, soybeans, 
kaiware sprouts, soy-vinagarette dressing.

Shira Ae

Hangetsu

 Very interesting! and delicious.
We were so full we forgot to order dessert!
The total tab only came to $25- very low by West Coast standards.


Off to Anaheim and the Craft Hobby Association Trade show.
Anaheim is a food desert!
There was plenty of unhealthy food to snack on at events and LOTS to drink.
Local Local

Asheville local- the world is our community 
 and how about some paper art Sushi?
If I ever get caught up, I tell you more about the trip, and for now it's time to travel via blog 
with T is for Tuesday.
OH- almost forgot.
Be sure to visit the

 Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!




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):

Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi
Jan 21 - Yvonne and Teresa 
Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn (you are here!)
Jan 23 - Suzanne 


For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp 
(Donít be shy!)
 leave a comment below by
 midnight Sunday January 25th, 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 Queen of Hearts blog posts! 
A winner will be chosen from each blog!

Good Luck!
See y'all!
Comments and Questions Welcomed

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Every day a Holy-day!

The power went off today, and I had some quiet time to ring out the old year with the new stamps from Quietfire Design.
Yes these are V-day stamps and one of my fav things about Quietfire is that most of our stamps, including some Christmas can be used any time of the year!

Everything but the new stamps is stuff lying around my desk!
out with the old!
I did get a Bow -it All for Christmas, so I predict there is going to be more ribbon on my work in 2015!
Must dash off to worship to bring in this new year.
May you be richly blessed and be a blessing!

The New Stamps



Comments and Questions always welcomed!

WOYWW December 31, 2014- Out with the old in with the new

Happy New Year.
What ever leads to more Joy and less worry in 2015!
Santa brought me a Bow-it -all.
Much less worry in the bow department!
New stamps- look for lots of love coming from The Quietfire Design DT.
Lots of Words of Kindness cards using up all the bits and pieces on my desk.
This brave girl is off to CHA!

Heres to another year of creative blessings!

Comments and Questions welcomed!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WOYWW Dec 24-All is calm, All is bright...Brave Girls

My DSIL says, be careful what you do on a holiday, it will start a tradition!
With most of my Christmas making done, I am throwing caution to the wind!
These are
from the Brave Girls Club.
I want to be a member, don't you?
To join, just make some cards and give them away.
RAK and peacemaking at it's best!

I've started hanging out with the 38 children at the
( this link will tell you how you can help)
These children and youth are brave, beyond what most of us can even imagine.
And these are the lucky ones.
I'm grateful to be there and to support their bravery.
Here's the calm and bright !
This is where I tidied Julia, and the christmas elves abhor a vacuum !

God(dess), Spirit, Bless us every one!
Be a gift this year.
Dona Nobis Pacem.

comments and questions always welcomed.



Monday, December 22, 2014

Three Pot Lucks, One Open House and a Partridge in a ....wreath! T is for Tuesday

Let's start with the Patridge.
Shout out to Sarah for my hand made bird.
 Even just for me, Let there be Lights!
In order of appearance
Montreat Presbyterian Church monthly covered dish
holiday style.
What's most important? Dessert!







Salads

The Mail Line!
Sweater Style!


 Some assembly required!

The Solstice

Our gracious hostess Linda
(nice sweater)
Everytime I looked the table had different dishes!

The Altar

Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting
More Food!( I forgot to take pictures till after most folks went through the line!)
 More desserts!!!!!

A gathering of F(f)fiends
( swathers not so much)

DF Geni opens her Pottery Studio at Full Circle Farm!
Oh yes, there was wonderful food!

and pottery.
So festive!

Kayla's corner

Hop over to T is for Tuesday to see if anyone is eating more than me!