Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WOYWW April 16 - I Pause for Paws - Holy Week

It's well know that i am pet deprived, so when Suzanne sent the Pawprint flip card digital file, I flipped!!!
And how about that butterfly frame. The one on the right I sketched first, then cut.
Evolution on the butterfly flip card in the rear, and soon
{services and choir, Wed, Thur, Fri and Sunday}
I'll have a post up with some 15 Minute Wonders like the butterfly spray card in the rear.
Must fly, and I'll do my best to visit as many dear deskers as I can this week.

The weavers eye view..
Hem stitched and ready to be cut off the loom.
Fiber must be wet finished-trial by water- so come back next week to see the transformation.

Comments and Questions Always Welcomed!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

WOYWW -My Other Desk is a...

I was just about to show you my other desk, when Suzanne sent me the latest Quietfire Design Digital files, and I just had to share!
Projects later in the week over at Quietfire Creations.

Yes, almost a year and a half later, this dear shawl is patiently waiting to be born.
Do come back next week for the exciting birth of a finished fiber project!

Thanks for visiting, I look forward to doing the same for y'all.
Comments and Questions always welcomed!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Stamp Release! Illuminations 1/ Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme- The Backstory!

This window card was designed to showcase the New Quietfire Design stamps.
They are on sale at 20% off!.
For all the details of above, please hop over to Quietfire Creations.

Below you can see some of what went into the planning of this project. Lots of cutting, printing, inking, hair pulling, loud words and laughter too!
Oh yes, I printed the thyme stamp on the rosemary card! LOL

Two more photos of how it looks around here during the creative process.

If you enjoy this kind of snooping, scroll down to post below and join us each Wednesday for
Comments and questions always welcomed!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WOYWW April 2-The Before Story- No fooling!

Dear Deskers, even as I love you as love itself, I can't show you the new stamps until tomorrow, so above you see the back of my lovely herb window card and many of the stamps that went into it and some other sneaky peaks if you know where to look.
I'm quite pleased with the project, so please hop over to Quietfire Creations tomorrow(Thursday) for the whole story and back here for the back story!

Above you see the before story. Y'all know these projects don't make or plan themselves and here is much of what went into the planning, piecing and printing (I love alliteration!) including- and who else could I share this with, the panel left front where I printed the wrong herb!!!

Thanks ever so for visiting and following(legal tender on the web) and I do promise all the details tomorrow.
Comments and Questions Always Welcomed!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WOYWW-March 26-Spring?

The soft focus is intentional, as it's another week when I can't really show you anything in detail.
And the reality that it is snowing outside my window has me in a bit of a tizzy!
The envelopes are full of new stamps going out to the Quietfire Design Team. 
The ATC has a sneak peak of the Illuminated Letters stamps that I promise you will love!
(forgiveness Suzanne!)
The potted sentiment on the left sprang(ouch) from a grab bag of Winter CHA swag.
You can read about that on Thursday at Quietfire Creations.
Thanks for visiting, such as it is, and I look forward to my snoop around your place!
Comment and Questions always welcomed!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Music and Friends a 15 Minute Wonder Card

This card goes out to a dear friend,mentor, musician and poet, Linda who brings beautiful music onto the world and nurtures music in others.

Happy Birthday Linda! You can find out more about her art here.

Set your timers!


  1. Cut  and score green card stock to A2 size. Distress the edges and color with gold ink.
  2. Cut patterned paper to desired size leaving a small border.
  3. Stamp sentiment in Onyx ink and thermal emboss clear.
  4. Adhere patterned paper to card front with E-Z Dots
  5. Cut the prongs off of the brads. Adhere with tiny piece of 3D Dot.
  6. Admire!
Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Byhand Artist's "in the bleak midwinter" Rolodex Mingle

As the mood strikes us, we have a Rolodex Mingle in the Byhand Artist Group, shepherded by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design.

Begin with a theme and a call to entry and your mailbox gets happy!
"...In the bleak midwinter..."
Amazing works of he(art) byhand by all!

 This is mine.


  • Cut one  plain card from the solar white and one patterned paper with the snowflake.
  • Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark ink and thermal emboss white.
  • Randomly emboss your card using a mallet or your die cut/embossing machine
  • Color the card with the stormy sky ink,avoiding the raised areas, dry well.
  • Highlight the raised areas with the white chalk ink.
  • Apply sticky embossing powder, and with the glitter close at hand, heat the powder till it melts and quickly apply the glitter and  press it in with your fingers, or a pressing paper.
  • Glue the patterned paper to the back of the card and apply glitter to the snowflake.

Once all the cards arrive I swap them out and send them out and wait for the joyful 
"they're here!" emails to arrive!
Beth made one for a friend who lost her husband. We do that here. Join us and sign up for our RAK list.


I've just put them in the mail and am already planning the next mingle.
Sometimes it hard to send your cards out into the world!

Comments and questions always welcomed.