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!

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