Friday, September 22, 2017

CardMaker Quietfire Design Blog Hop-New Stamps, Dies, Digital files and Stencils!

Hi Y'all !
and Welcome to Quietfire Design's blog hop with
Enjoy my card project and be sure to leave a comment here
and on every blog on the hop
as one lucky commenter will win a
$50 Quietfire Design Gift Certificate.

 All comments should be made by
 midnight PST on Sunday, September 24, 2017 
and the lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards! 
 Good luck!


The card base is from Suzanne's Silhouette Design Store

On the mat
Autumn Window Card
If you are new to digital cutting files- visit 
Quietfire Digital 
regularly for inspiration and instruction.
This file, all you have to do is cut and fold!
The Autumn element is 2 layers of card thermal embossed with 3 layers of powder.

Autumn is a second spring 

is stamped in Versamark Sepia and thermal embossed clear.

The stencil , 

from Suzanne Elizabeth Craft Designs collection
Leaf Snowflake

was applied with Distress wild persimmon 
and highlighted with Delicata Gold and Wink of Stella.


Now hop along and be inspired by all these amazing designers!
Remember to comment on each post to win prizes!

Robyn Josephs  http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.ca/ You are HERE!
Yogi Grunwald   http://yogiemp.blogspot.ca/
Gaylynn Martling: https://neatnook.blogspot.com/
Yvonne van de Grijp http://phoebeez.blogspot.ca/  
Nicole Coursey: http://tealkatsblog.com/

Leave your comments for prizes and questions also warmly welcomed!
Y'all come back now!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WOYWW 433- Rejects and Rejoicing

The cards on this desk are rejects with the chosen one appearing here on Friday with the
A comment on that post could win you a $50 Quietfire Design Gift Certificate!
Never seen before on my desk-clear stamps!!
I'm teachable!
There is a Quietfire Digital post today too, if you have time, I love you to visit.
(spoiler alert- it has lots of glitter)
Shout out to DD who sent me the botanical line drawing book for my birthday.
If you think you "can't draw" I highly recommend it.
You CAN draw. 
I promise you if you draw- and keep it simple -15 minutes a day you will begin to say nice things about your drawing within the week.
Faeries abound!

Life has been challenging recently.
Some thoughts ..
(with thanks to Jack Kornfield)
When times are uncertain, difficult, fearful, full of change,
This is  the perfect time to practice  awakening.
Experiencing difficulty…whatever your point of view,
Take time, quiet the mind, and tend to the heart.

Then go out and look at the sky.
Remember vastness, there are seasons to all things,
Seasons of gain and loss,
Of praise and blame,
Of expansion and contraction.

Learn from the trees.
Practice equanimity and steadiness.
Remember the timelessness, amidst it all.
Think of the best of human goodness.
Be, to the best of your ability, in the present moment, integrity with your thoughts, words and deeds.
Integrity in speech and action, virtue and non-harming bring blessings.

Remember the Truths, no matter the politics or the season.
Greed, hatred and ignorance cause suffering.
Let them go.
Love, generosity and wisdom bring the end of suffering.
Nurture them.
Hold these words in your heart:
“Hatred never ends by hatred but by love alone is healed.
This is the ancient and eternal law.”
The human heart has freedom in itself to choose love, dignity and respect.
In every circumstance, embody respect and cultivate compassion for all.

Be the Light. Be Brave.
In the midst of change, shine with courage and trust.

Love. Love people just as they are, as you are. We all want to be happy.
This is your world. Our world.

Plant seeds of goodness and water them everywhere.
Then blessings will grow for yourself and for all.

And now let our paths cross joyfully in desker world!
Comments and Questions Joyfully received!


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WOYWW 430 -Birthday Edition


Yes, there will be cake, tho not till tomorrow.
Behold! the birthday 3D printed Octopus.
Shout out to BSIL Diana!
No multi-pods will be harmed in the making of the cake!
Hop over to Quietfire Digital to see the makings of the cute tag bag.
Gifts from 3L Scrapbook Adhesives in prep for a blog hop to come.
Gift from the garden- dill- I eat it as a vegetable!
Another trip around the sun- did y'all see the eclipse? If not  get yourself some of the eclipse stamps.
They are heat sensitive and when you touch it the moon appears!
Time to trip off to your universes!
Thanks for visiting!

Comments and questions pondered with glee!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WOYWW- 428- Time for all caged birds to sing.

Yes there are new Quietfire Design stamps- clear!!
Coming soon from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Please hop over to Quietfire Digital for the deets on this lovely Birdcage.
You can do it! and it flies digitally to your desktop!
Memorial booklet from a celebration of life for my friend Paulus Berensohn.
Y'all know him from the book, Finding one's way with clay, dancing with Merce Cunningham, and hanging out with M.C. Richards and the Black Mountain School.

In other news,
I have no words for the events in the country last week.
At 3pm we created a FB event for a Peace Circle in my small Town Square.
7pm this is what peace looks like.
All generations-birth to 90's, many skin colors, many genders, economic and educational levels and a dog!
Proud and grateful for this community!

Each week as I travel the world through our desks I'm grateful for what connects us.
Thanks for visiting and being Peace.

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WOYWW? 422 -Following the rules

No more paperwork in creative areas.
BUZZKILL!
We're featuring techniques- only one per post over at Quietfire Digital and Quietfire Creations
and it about killed me to only feature one on the Home is the Heart of life ATC.
Please visit  Quietfire Digital for details
Exclusive to Deskers!
The stenciled hearts- use your stencil brush to add ink to the hearts through the stencil, then dab on some Versamark, and with the stencil still in place, sprinkle on the embossing powder so it builds up. You can pat it down a bit with a spoon,
Carefully remove the stencil and heat from underneath.
Then you can go whole hog by applying wink of stella and glossy accents!
(or not)
TIA for visiting and your kind words! I'm off to see the world via WOYWW!

Comments and Questions Warmly Welcomed

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WOYWW 419 - Recovery

My computer died. It was swift. I don't think she suffered.
I suffered!
(it's only money {right})
Note prayer candle.
To find out more about these adorable baskets that can be made in 15 minutes (truth)
 please visit 

I've read if you want to talk about hard stuff with kids, do it when you are driving so they don't have to look at you.
I think crafting together works just as well and you don't have to worry about getting in a wreck if the conversation goes south!
Note lovely fabric ATC's in the rear.
Thanks so much Twiglet and Annie.
Strange lighting in the photo-I left it, feeling it was moody!
You may be wondering why I have dead flowers on my desk.
You wouldn't if you could smell them.
Gardenias! 
Mine are in bloom and I can't bare to pick them till they are ugly to look at on the bush.
They continue to perfume the room for a week!
So... I'm rambling-happy to be back in cyber space visiting all of you!

Comments and Questions Welcomed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WOYWW 417-Quietfire Design A Way With Stencils Blog Hop!


**Neet-Please send me your mailing address**

Shameless promotion today.
Blog Hop featuring the new stencils over at Quietfire Creations, featuring me! today.
ATC's of course!
(Yes there are prizes!!)
 You can see 2 out of three, some out-takes and the third in progress above.
(Queen of the last minute).
Wait...there's more! 
3 lucky commenters here, will win one of the cards featured in todays hop post!
So hop hop hop, and remember to comment both places. TIA
( overseas folks will have to wait a bit, as its Pacific time)

The yellow vase that seems to be in motion was made by a 3D printer!
That unicorn stamp magically appeared on my desk. Really!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOYWW 416- 8th Anniversary!

Happy 8th Anniversary to All
Most especially Julia who brings us all together each Wednesday, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, richer and poorer.
We've been through a lot together, 
...and here's to many more!
Untouched, unstaged(obviously) view of my desk.
Take me as I am dear deskers!
I did search out the WOYWW pin gifted to me by Julia, and am enjoying my last views of the ATC's shortly on their way to next desker forward and Julia.
If I get it together I'll post more about them at Quietfire Creations.
They are on these cute little stands I got at a volunteer appreciation dinner meant to hold cell phones.

Cell phones down! ATC's up! Time for visiting!
This is what Peace looks like!
Thanks to you all, from a full heart, for posting, visiting and being community!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WOYWW 414- Mashup!

Paper work, paper play!
Some of this came together over at Quietfire Digital.
I am planning on swapping on the anniversary! tho only forward and to Julia.
Some of this will get mashed into that!
TIA for visiting and I plan do the same!

Comment and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WOYWW 409-Still in Bunnyville!


Raw photo!
To see more of the Bunny Bendi Card, hop over to
  Quietfire Digital.
Cheap Joes was having a dented and bented sale, and I couldn't resist the pan pastel pearl for $1.
Put some adhesive in the tiny neck bottle. Jury still out on that one.
Glue dots def do not improve with age! Use them or lose them!
Honk if you love wet glue!

Thanks for visiting and  see you at your place!.

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW 407- Bunnyville!

Bunnyville!
More on that over at Quietfire Digital.Please hop over if you have time.

I want to share what happens on another desk of min- in the art room of the
These beautiful  children, in state custody have experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect.
Art time heals, comforts, bring joy, healthy challenge and smiles and color into their lives.
Huge shout out to The Home for allowing me the opportunity to serve our children.
and
To Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design for sharing her gifts with us!

We made Easter rings!
I cut a
kaleidoscope of butterflies, flock of sheep and chicks,and a herd of bunnies.

I can't show you their faces...
Every adult who has found happiness and peace in their lives after childhood trauma says there was one person who made a difference in their lives.
Could you be that person?
I pray that I am.
Thanks for visiting and inviting me to your place!
Comments and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WOYWW 405 - Going Green! Heart Expansion!


On the right-can you make out the pile of new stencils by Suzanne Cannon 
for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
You can find out more about the St Patty's Day Explosion Box box and so lucky ATC's 
Here at Quietfire Digital Blog.
Lots of green, on my desk, in the garden and in my heart!

I want to share with you, dear deskers- the healing power of love and creativity.
A year ago, I met a 5 year old child ( and his siblings), experiencing abuse, and neglect, beyond what you can want to imagine.
He had almost no speaking or social skills. 
He was allowed to come to art time with me,yet he could hardly participate as he couldn't use a scissors, paint, glue, or other supplies, with any control or focus long enough to do anything.

Monday, during homework time- that comes right before art time, he read me a story- 8 pages long! with feeling!
And we can have conversations! He can tell me what he wants, how he is feeling!
**Just that he is willing to feel!**

I wish you could see his eyes when he looked at me while reading when he needed help with a word.
**He trusted me enough to risk asking me for help.**
Then, in art time- where I have 12 children, ages 4-12- all levels of ability,
he sat at his place- with two cups of water, scissors, glue and paint, and painted a rainbow for me.
(I'm simplifying and leaving out quite a bit of happy mess)
In fact all of the children now sit and create with me.
My heart grew at least double.

So I hope this made you smile- I'm still smiling!
Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WOYWW 404-Over the Top?

Yes, this weeks desk, such as it is, yes, more ribbon and foamy shapes, new cut files and backgrounds,
and,
The question is,
Is this Brave girl ATC over the top?
From the "off my desk" series- all things found on my desk at the end of the day- except this crazy glitter I found during tidy and toss!

Would this help you to be brave?

I'm bravely off to visit as many desks as I can during this busy day:
  • Reception at Family Justice Center
  • Afterschool Crafts with LEAF Art in the Schools and Streets Easel Rider at Shiloh Community Center
  • Show nice helper person my SS card to finish my taxes! ( do I type like a woman getting her taxes done a month ahead of time!!!)
  • Help with Intro to Criminal Justice Class at Community College- role playing Domestic Violence scenarios with police academy recruits!
If I visit you,  I made it through!
Comments and Questions Welcomed!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WOYWW 402- Lost and Found-


Is there a land of lost valentines? The ones that don't get sent?
After great searching  and toss and tidy I found the foam shapes that will be perfect for Easter!
BOLO!
Some ATC sized paintings waiting to be inspired.
Scroll Down 
Be sure to leave a comment there for prizes!
Go out and love some more!

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quietfire Design 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop! ATC love and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Quietfire Design's 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!
This week we're celebrating the release of the newest dies, stencils and stamps from
 Quietfire Design by sharing our best projects! 

Gracias/Hola die
You are-stamp set

Finding myself sweetheart deficient, I created a non-traditional
ATC set.





Four very different cards all containing the same stamps and die. with watercolor handpainted backgrounds.
Above normal temps inspired these echinacea flowers from a seed packet.

Mountains are my constant inspiration, and this very full moon!

Recent sunsets and rise have been spectacular!

Just for fun! The paint left on my desk!
When in doubt, add googly eyes!

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule with the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):
Sun Feb 12 - Suzanne 
Mon Feb 13 - Wanda and Connie
Tues Feb 14 - Robyn( you are here!) and Teresa
Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana 
Thurs Feb 16 Yvonne and Yogi
Fri Feb 17 Selma
What would a celebration be without a Giveaway!?
Suzanne is giving away stamps, dies or stencils to random winners on each blog.
Make sure you leave a comment below before
 Midnight Sunday February 19, 2017. 
A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on
 Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards.
 Visit and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts!
 You can go back if you've missed any of them. 
Good Luck! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WOYWW 401-Who's counting?

In the flurry of world insanity? and new stamps, I missed WOYWW 400!
Kudos to all for longevity in this, instantaneous digital world!
More on those Love ATC's here.
Blog hop here! with all the new stamps next Wednesday, so y'all come back, hear!
My solution to anxiety- go out and buy yourself a blooming hyacinth. Breathe.

That clear roll near the back- I think Glue Dots sent that to me when I was Dottess of the week- glue line? You have to cut it, and it doesn't seem to stick to anything but the scissor!

Do scroll around if you are visiting me for the first time.

Comments and questions welcomed!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What the world needs now- in stamp form! Always Believe! and more...


From my Off the desk and Brave girl series,
these ATC's flew off my desk as soon as the VersaMark dried on the new rubber!
I couldn't wait to share them with you, and the Quietfire Design DT will have them later this week, so  be sure to visit Quietfire Creations often for
lots of love and inspiration!

Details on these cards 
All stamps available
here and here

Brave Girl Cards

and one more- glue isn't even dry!
Shout out to my FAA friends who encourage me to freehand!






Comments and Questions Welcomed!