Monday, April 30, 2012


Another of my favorite veggies.
Cucumber soup, sandwiches, salad.
I love to see the bees heavy with pollen stuck in the morning blossoms.
I love the bee and quote in  the New Quietfire Rubber.
I love getting up early and walking in the garden each morning to something new.

Please leave a comment with your fav way to enjoy cucumbers, the garden, whatever.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Avoidance Tags

The North Wind doth blow and I should be out covering plants and/or watching the Flyers playoff game ( my Dad wasn't allowed to watch sports after his first heart attack), so I'm playing tags.

I made a bunch for the Chem 101 class and haven't used them all.
Man card- what do guys do with cards anyway? Might as well make a tag.
Shout out to Suzanne for the lovely paper and the Birthday rubber. The tag is Spellbinders Grommet Tags.

On to the new.
This Quote I'm happy to say I plan on using a lot! Friends will get you through times of no stamps better than stamps will get you through times of no friends. I love my friends and wouldn't have missed any of anything for the pleasure of knowing them.I am still in punch mode .
The ribbon embellishment came on a card from a dear dear friend and I just might send this one back to her!.
You can just see the BFF stamps in the background- also embossed with a cuttlebug folder.
I used Spun sugar stain to get the light pink color, some cotton candy Stickles just for fun.
The blue card was a bit too blue so I covered it in Picket Fence Stain- quite a versatile product.

Woo Hoo- just saw the Flyers won!

Comments and questions welcomed.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Just Add Water

That's almost all you need with this new spring Rubber from Quietfire.
 You must click on this Link to the New Rubber Flip Book just for fun! I love hearing the pages turn ( you can turn it off).

Die cuts are Sizzix Tim Holtz tiny tabs and tags and Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio II and Grommet Tags. Quietfire partners with Spellbinders so all the newest and most of the older quotes fit into their diecuts.

The ribbon tags are edged with Metallic rub ons. They look like metal! Thanks Suzanne.

Working on man cards- lack of glitter, fuss, layers, ribbon.
What do men want?

Comments and questions welcomed!

I'm listening to y'all. I've taken off word verification for comments and posting larger photos.
If you want to see something specific, leave a comment and I can send you a close up.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Copied!

As soon as I saw Yogi's card I had to get out my punches and give the frame making a try. The little corner squares were perfect for the new Bees.

Maybe I should have taken Yogi's advice and held back and I think the Perfect pearls mist give a hum to the tag.

The quote is one more of the fab new Quietfire Stamps.

Rumor has it Suzanne will have the Distress Markers in stock soon. I did most of the painting with them and Distress stains, Wild Honey and Dried Marigold I love how they react with water.

"Some people copy. Some people don't.  I copy. I find it teaches me things and most of all it brings me consolation."  Vincent Van Gogh

We're in good company.

Comments and questions welcomed.
I just took off word verify , I'll see how that goes.
I also added 'reactions' that is like, well, likes- you just click on the word if you don't feel like leaving a comment.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Remember the Earth and the Wind

I hope you like this one.
It was not quick and easy :)!
Last night 50MPH winds howled around my cove.
I remember and give great thanks for God(ess)'s creation.

I used the curve of the Garden Delights Oval stamped with Versafine and thermal embossed and cut the boarder with an old crummy Fiscars punch.

The background of the Remember quote- tow colors of versa fine and thermal embossed is on watercolor paper. I painted Distress markers onthe craft sheet, sprayed with water and dipped and twisted before pressing the paper down. I then used a brush and rag and water to finish it off.

I like it a lot and hope you will try these new Stamps  from Quietfire Design and share what you are creating with us.

I must rush off without linking to all the products and you can find them all on the Quietfire site and I promise you it will be a fun exploration!

Comment and questions welcomed!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bet you can't stamp just one!

 When Suzanne sent me the New Rubber I told her I couldn't even look at it till Monday and I can't keep my hands off of it.
I'm still messing about and exploring my new Distress Markers too.
When t!m says they react with water, he means it!

Quick and easy-this ATC took less than 20 minutes.
do your thermal embossing first, then stamp over with wild abandon, just like dandelions.
Note the cute Weed love in the lower left hand corner.
Dandelions are a totem plant for me. Thanks Suzanne.

                                                  Lots of Birthdays in April. Gabriela asked me not to write in hers so she can pass it on!

The Bees come in two sizes so you can stamp up a swarm!!

Comments and questions welcomed!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Garden Delights-New Spring Rubber from Quietfire Design

I'm excited to bring you a tiny bit of inspiration to hop on over to Quietfire Design to see the new Garden Delights spring rubber.
All eight stamps in the set are on sale for a limited time.

The individual love/friendship stamps are also new and on sale for a limited time.

I'm too busy to play full tilt and I just couldn't resist getting this rubber on paper and playing with my new Distress Markers.

Hop with prizes coming soon- Watch this space!
Comments and questions welcomed.