Wednesday, December 26, 2012

12 Days of Christmas 2012 Day 13

And finally my gift to all- tiny tree ornaments embossed with 

That fit inside these boxes stamped with Rejoice and Holly

 I hope everyone enjoyed receiving as much as I did giving!

 A splendid time was had by all!
God Bless us everyone and Bring us Peace!

12 Days Day 12

 A beautiful beginning for the last day

A star, a star, Shining in the Night

May it bring us Goodness and Light!

Thanks Linda!

12 Days Day 11

Love the sparkle!!!!

Cover and view of this inventive folded book with lots of pockets!

Thanks Jean!

12 Days 2012 Day 10

Simple and elegant .....

.....opens to this simple and elegant bookmark!

Thanks Daphne!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Give Us Peace

This garland is created for my friend, neighbor and mentor, SaraJean, who works tirelessly for Peace, Justice and to make God's Love available to all beings.

I was  hoping to hang it on her door as a welcoming presence , even as she is afar this holiday season.

Planning and events seldom agree. It is snowing and blowing right now, and I too am called away unexpectedly to celebrate the life of my Dear Father in Law Mel, who went live with the Saints last night.

Shiney- I hope you can enjoy this digitally until you come home!

Close up
The back.

Please visit Quietfire Creations for details.
Rest in Peace Pop Pop.
I pray that if we keep it on our lips and in our hearts and post it on our doors that it will come.

Comments and questions always welcomed.

Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 9

Wrapped in gossimer wings....


Thank you Kathleen!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 8

 Wrapped in the Holly and Ivy
In a word....JOY!

Thank you Jane!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 7

Nothing says Christmas like red velvet....

OH I'm in love with my mini book necklace ( I suffer from mini-mania)

and imaginative use of Washi tape on the Chiristmas couture!!!

Thank you Sue F.!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 6

 Oh Christmas Tree......

Let your holiday flags fly!!!!!

Thank you Linda!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cyberscribes Holiday Exchange

The Cyberscribes Yahoo Groups annual exchanges
are an opp for plenty of letttering practice and inspiration in the mailbox!

I'm in love with my versal/uncial/celtic brush lettering learned in Val Webbs Drawn and Decorated class.

The Card is shamelessly copied from Quietfire Design Team sister Holly*** thanks Holly!****

I used the Inkadinadoo Stamp Gear to create the star with the Quietfire flourished tree stamp and Peace is from a set of textured words.

The Snowflake is Spellbinders Create a Flake 4

I stamped with Versafine Ink and blended with Distress.

The inside Dona Nobis Pacem is also on the outside of the envie.

This is stamped with my fav new ink- Delicata Golden Glitz- when in doubt- add gold!

I pray sending out a lot of letters asking for Peace might help bring peace into our hearts and our world.

Comments and questions welcomed!

12 Days 2012 Day 5

Day 5- a mystery.......

Ta Da!   Love the textured envie, holding.......

 Tags for any holiday occasion!

Love all the inspiration!
Thanks, Irene!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days of Christmas 2012 Day 4

Beautiful bag concealing....

How fun is this!

 Can you see the little washi taped clothes pin holding the chalk board? and it came with it's own piece of chalk!!!

Thanks Beth A.!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 3

 Day three begins with the Quietfire Flourish-Santa Style!

Opens to reveal this vintage collage card..........

..................That transforms into an easel card.

Thank you Sue B!

Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Days Of Christmas Day 2

 Beautifully and deliciously wrapped

Opening to reveal this hand crafted book with a vintage feel

Thank you Denise! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas 2012- Day 1

 I love Advent!
Expectant waiting...especially when you know there is a happy ending!

Each year the By Hand Artists Yahoo Group- facilitated by Quietfire Design's Suzanne Cannon, host the 12 days of Christmas Gift Mingle.
13 of us make 12 gifts to send off to the other 12 to each on the designated day.
The hostess-person 13- me this year- sends a gift for you to open on your own day.

Left is my basket full of gifts waiting to be opened!

 Here is the wrapping/envie of Day 1..........

........opened to reaveal this lovely up-cycled encaustic fridge calendar!

Thank you Marg!
Please stop back each day for the next 11 and your comments and questions are always welcomed!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thank you Miss Karen

This card is featured on the Quietfire Creations blog- hop over there for details.
I created it with a friend and Mentor, Miss Karen in mind.
I don't want to embarrass her with details, just honor her by saying she is someone who sees the beauty in butterflies and snowflakes, and her natural beauty is reflected in daily life  just as these wonders of nature.

In spite of hardship and adversity in her own life, she always finds time to  be kind and witness to the goodness and love that is available to us all.

Thanks Miss Karen and I hope you enjoy the card.

Envie below

comments and questions always welcomed.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Forecast-Flurries with a Chance of Butterflies!

There is new rubber from Quietfire and it is creating a "flurry" of creativity!
This stamp is one of seven that I guarantee will stay on your drawing table till spring!

This ATC started with a white card base. I stamped the quote with VersaFine Onyx and thermal embossed with Ranger Clear fine Detail.
I always use an anti static pad before I emboss to help remove any powder that would stick to static or oils.

The butterflies are stamped in VersaMark, (I have two pads;one that I ONLY use with stamps that are CLEAN and one that I have messed up over the years. You want to use your clean one for this technique.) and thermal embossed clear.
Using the Ranger ink blending tool I applied tumbled glass and chipped sapphire Distress ink, and wiped off the butterflies with a soft cloth.
The snowflakes are a freebee stamp you get with your Quietfire order! stamped in Brilliance Platinum and a drop of Stickles in the center.

The border is VersaMark and Ranger Sticky embossing powder and Glitter Ritz Frosty Mint. The sticky emboss has a small open time, so be ready. Wait about 30 seconds after you sprinkle on your glitter and burnish the glitter with your finger.

Hold me in the Light- I'm working on instructional videos-coming soon- learning to speak Mountain Lion and trying not to get overwhelmed with video hardware!

Comments and questions welcomed!

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Layered Garden

If you love gardening, outstanding garden photography, and masterful storytelling, this new book by my dear friend Adam Levine with photo's by another old friend Rob Cardillo is a must have.

The Layered Garden

written by Adam, tells the story of our friend David Culp and the building of his garden in the Brandywine Valley.

The photo's are stunning and Adam knows how to tell a tale.

This is the perfect gift for the person who has everything, wants everything and enjoys a good read and beautiful pictures.

Thanks Adam and Rob for this holiday gift.

Comments and questions always welcomed.

12 Days of Christmas 2012 Byhand Artist's Gift Mingle

Each year the Yahoo Group, Byhand Artist's facilitated by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design has a 12 Days of Christmas Gift Mingle.
I am the hostess this year and tho I sent mine out last week, it feels like it has just begun, as I got my Day 1 gift in today's mail.

I will add them as they arrive to my basket, and open one a day starting December 13.

Here are mine in their outside envies ready to be mailed. No reveal !

Above is the back side, with the opening day and my prayer for the season.

Comments and questions always welcomed!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Cuddlers Gift Tags

Quietfire Creations

Please link on over to see the Christmas tags and some info on their creation.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sneak Peaks

I've been playing with a new toy, The Stamp Gear, and in between every failed card, I made some gift tags with Quietfire rubber that I love.
they will be appearing on the Quietfire Creations Blog Wednesday November 21.

It's 12 Days of Christmas Gift Mingle time again over at Quietfire and I'm excited to have mine ready to mail!

This is all I can show you for now, so don't touch that dial!(how old am I!)

Comments and questions always welcomed!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Handmade

It's that most wonderful time of the year when I wonder what my handmade ornament will be for this year. 
We say we do "no presents" in my family and ornaments make a great no present.

I saw these stars on a yarn web site, the pattern was typical knitter code, so I made a sample in the orange yarn that seems to grow in my yarn bins.

I messed about till I got a star I was happy with and a pattern I could use to teach from.
Not very christmassy.
Leslie is creating Felted Witches Hats in the Nice Threads Studio
and with my timeline, this was as close as I was going to get for making one for this year.

These Light Beings are going to look spectacular 
and sparkly on your tree.
If you're not on my list, come on by and let me 
teach you how to make one
as an added bonus learn how to write the pattern so it makes sense to you and you can modify it if you like.

Comments and questions welcomed!