Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WOYWW Jan 1 2014- Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all WOYWW-ers. WOYWW?
It is dark of night and no other light on in the room and this is my work space illuminated with, best gift ever!!!! my new Stella light. 
She is hiding  under the ,God Shines Bright in Me, ATC.

I'm having a blast with the "What's left on my Desk"ATC's.
Rear is some Christmas origami- not too soon to get started for 2014!.
Front left illustrated poetry journal.
Front and center new Quietfire stamps! They might still be on sale.

My other desk.
Ringing in the new year tying on a random warp. Almost too random even for me.
Lots of hand spun, singles and silk.
This is lit by the Ott light and now that I'm in relationship with Stella, seems like being in the dark!

If you have a moment, please scroll down and see my banner for the 12 Days of Christmas Exchange.
I love, love ,love that 12 wonderful artists take the time to make 12 wonderful gifts for 12 people they have never met.
This is what Peace looks like.
Here's to 2014- peace, wellness, happiness, safety,freedom and more joy and less worry!

Comment and questions welcomed.

Friday, December 27, 2013

All is calm, all is bright! WOYWW Dec 25

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good WOYWW!

It's late, and still and calm, and I am tired, so scroll down if you want more than this!

God-dess bless you every one!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Day 13 /This is what Peace looks like!

If you are lucky enough to live in the mountains you are lucky enough. They inspire me.

I wanted to showcase Quietfire Design Christmas rubber old and new.
there is a sale on, so hop on over and stock up!

In envies ready to go!
some close ups
lots of glitter, embossing, stamping and digital cutting!

Thank you to all the participants. As you enjoy these posts, remember  we made 12 of each gift and sent them to many people we have never met. 
Art swaps are my favorite Peace building activity. This is what Peace looks like!

Comments and questions welcomed!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

12 Days of Christmas 2013 Day 12


My last day of gifts and most certainly not the least!
Personalization is so special! Thanks Kathleen!
I'll be back on Thursday, with Day 13- my day and a Boxing Day Sale at Quietfire!

12 Days of Christmas 2013 Day 11

 I squeezed and shook it, and still was surprised when opening this lovely package revealed...
This beautiful smash book.

The pages- this one has a pocket- I love pockets!

The cover

Thank you , thank you Daphne. Quote Stamps by Quietfire Design.

Comments and Questions welcomed!

Christmas Socks

For wearing rather than hanging!
A wool/cotton blend i picked up in a thrift store. The dye discharged quite a lot when I wet finished them.
Comments and questions welcomed.

Monday, December 23, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Day 10

Linda C wins the prize for most intriguing wrapping!

......who would have guessed it would hold this lovely gift bag and tag set...
...just in time for wrapping tonight!
Thank you Linda C!

comments and questions welcomed!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

12 Days of Christmas 2013 day 9

Where do the days go?

Love the vintage paper-nothing wasted!

Opens to reveal this beautiful ornament!
the color, the texture, the little button!

Thank you Linda H!

This exchange is so much fun and there is still more to come!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Friday, December 20, 2013

12 Days of Christmas 6-7-8

I got a bit behind, and day 6 and 8 looked so cute together, I didn't think y'all would mind a group post!

Judy needle felted these charming geese a laying and embellished the gaggle with the Quietfire Design Six Geese a Laying stamp!

Thanks Judy!


Day 7  wrapped

How cute is this! Tea bag cozies !

No more zip lock bags for my tea!
Thank you Beth!

and day 8
Close up of the fan above with the goose.

Thank you Sue!
Each day a treasure!

Comments and questions welcomed.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Day 5

Wrapped- a keeper!

Note- gold ring!

The wrapper ribbon fits the case!
full cover!

A post it holder!!!

Thanks Margaret!

...and more to come- check back tomorrow for day 6!

Comments and questions welcomed!


I can hear you thinking, this woman has lost her mind!

Scroll down to read about my Sponge Bob Altering Capers! US deskers- its a challenge and I hope you will join me.

The far right, you can see the corner of my 12 Days of Christmas Gift Exchange-blog posts start here.
Far left- an acrylic paint dauber I am trying to resurrect -maybe an Easter thing!
My poinsettia- couldn't resist!
Instant tag or quick gift(think big time embellish!)
The lettering is done first with a glitter pen then go back and cut. All you have to do is push the button.
The bike rider on the card is several cut files.

Dear Deskers- many of you have become fast friends this year and we have shared ink, paper and joys and sorrows.
Let's celebrate, freedom, peace, friendship and all blessings to come in this new year.

Thanks for visiting and comments and questions are always welcomed.

What Would Sponge Bob Square Pants Say? Altered! Challenge!

The USPS is giving out free postcards with postage!
I have a few folks left on my list I hadn't made cards for, and friends who are members of the

Inappropriate Postcard Club

So, a little alcohol and puffy pen and away I went! 


 A Silhouette file drawn with sketch pens!
I've gotten the ball rolling- lets see what you can do.
Celebrate Freedom!

Throwing down the gauntlet- Let's alter Sponge Bob Mail Pants!

Comments and questions welcomed!

12 Days of Christmas Day 4


opened to reveal...

Irene gifted us with another of these beautiful easel cards last year and it has become one of my favorite structures!

Thanks Irene!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Cyberscribes Holiday Exchange 2013

Cyperscribes swaps are fun to do and inspirational to receive .

For the 2013 Holiday exchange I made a tag and a decorated envie.

I'm very happy with the way they turned out..

I used my never ending stash of homemade paper, the new QuietfireDesign, Those we Love are the snowflakes of life, stamp and the snowflake that comes with the set.

The glittery snowflakes are an EK success punch.

The caligraphic Snowflake also by Quietfire,from the Snowflakes are the Butterflies of Winter set.

Envies are stenciled with T!m Holtz Hollybough, Dona Nobis Pacem, and Stardust pen berries.

When in doubt, add gold!

Thanks to Tisha for coordinating the swaps.

Comment and questions welcomed!