Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WOYWW 443- C is for Chaos/ Special People

Christmas has arrived chez RainbowWeaves and some Chaos is required.
Everyone is getting ATC's this year.
Packages will be sent, with some assembly required!
So many new cutting files, so little time!
{all Christmas is on sale now too}
I'm leaving this mess out for the elves!
I believe!!!!

My other desk....
Once a month the Easel Rider, travels to West Asheville Rec center for therapeutic art, with some very special people.
Children of all ages and abilities, teach me about the true meaning of what it means to be able, and kind.
I never could have dreamed how far my heart could grow.
We covered containers with tissue to make vases and whatever holders.
Everyone learns and everyone teaches.
The beautiful van in the background is our traveling art studio, the Easel Rider.
Huge shout out to LEAF for giving me and my fellow teaching artists the opportunity to serve our community and bring art to those who need it most.
(that includes me!)

 Thanks so much for visiting and sharing the love!
Tis the season to be as jolly as you can!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WOYWW 440- Random acts of kindness and ATC's

The other day a local florist posted a special on orchids.
I jokingly posted, if anyone wants to bring me flowers I'll PM you my address.
Goddess be praised, a few hours later, these gorgeous blooms appeared on my porch, gifted to me by a lovely woman I've never met- 
Just like most of you dear deskers!
Newish  Quietfire stamps become ATC's.
The backgrounds are from my "off the desk" series-stuff left on my desk at the end of the day, 
too small to save, so use it or loose it.
went out to my dear friend in the midst of cancer treatments and more.
Prayers and blessings to you Candace.

Variation of Magic went to DD for her 30th
(how is that possible?)
Happy Birthday Faith!
You are the magic!

If I never see another snowflake again, I'll be ok on that.
Still, this sentiment speaks to me!

It doesn't take much to give the very best- yourself!
Tell everyone you know how much you love them every chance you get.
And send more cards and flowers- for no reason.
Random acts of kindness.
I'll vote for that!

Comments and Questions welcomed.
Thanks for visiting and for welcoming me to your place.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Quietfire Design/ Scrapbook Adhesives 3L Blog Hop! Magic! Halloween Lantern / WOYWW 437

High altitude shot? bit of a blur?
Scroll down for the
Quietfire Design and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop
You need to hop over there and leave a comment for prizes!
Thanks for visiting- I'll do what I can for same.

Hi Y'all, Robyn here
grateful to be glueing my fav  Designers and manufacturers together.
Quietfire Design digital files, stamps, stencils and dies all come together to enable you to 
create with out limits with a little help from our good friends at
Scrapbook Adhesives.

a digital file from Suzanne Silhouette Store

On the Mat
To create this 3-D lantern
  1. Remove paper pieces carefully from the mat- the kitty, bat and lantern are all one piece!
  2. Fold all scored lines, and fold the lantern up so you understand how the assembly, before you apply the adhesive.
  3. Embellish to your hearts content!
  4. Apply Scrapbook Adhesives Permanent dots to all the tabs except the top flap. Assemble and take your time alining as once you press in to place its permanent!
  5. Press.
  6. Admire!
I like using the dots in the runner as ever the permanent dots rub off easily if they get where you don't want them. 

ATC's are my fav expressive mode.
A small space can showcase the new
Quietfire Design Stamps 
in a big way
Quietfire Design now has both rubber and clear stamps.

The background

  1. Stamp acanthus background on Neenah Classic Crest  White 110lb in Delicata gold.
  2. Stamp the quote in Versafine Onyx Black and thermal embosse clear and queens gold.
  3. Cut thin strips of Scrapbook Adhesives sheets and apply to  the border or the card.
  4. Remove the cover sheet and apply Elizabeth Craft Design superfine glitter. 
  5. Burnish the glitter and wipe away woes with a swiffer cloth.
  6. Stamp dandelions in Delicata silver and fussy cut.
  7. Adhere dandelions to the card with Scrapbook adhesives 3-D foam squares.
  8. Admire!

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the hop and please post your Quietfire Design/Scrapbook Adhesive creations for inspiration for all!

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 You are HERE!
Yogi Grunwald
Gaylynn Martling:
Yvonne van de Grijp  
Nicole Coursey:

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!

So n

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.
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.
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!

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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!

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!

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!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW 407- 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.
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.