Friday, December 12, 2014

Celtic Christmas Card

Hello friends, I have yet another Christmas card to share. 
For this one I'm using the brand new Celtic Christmas Stamp Set 

The front, on the actual card the Peace shows up more.
Inside I stamped with the two other stamps that are part of the Celtic Christmas Stamp Set
and my go to Quietfire Design sentiment for this Holiday Season!
Thanks for looking, enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Take time...Greeting Card etc.

Hello and Seasons Greetings friends,
I have a card to share with you today that features two more of my favorite stamps. 
The beautiful sentiment is from Quietfire Design and the Winter Scene is from Hero Arts. 
The die cuts are Spellbinders.

Entered in December challenges at Die Cut Divas and Virginia's View

Also wanted to share this sweet little collection of Christmas cards I received from a card exchange
over on the Christmas Flickr Group.

That's all for me today, thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Vacation Photos and Watercolour ATCs

Hi friends, I don't know if your summer flew by as fast as mine but here we are it's the beginning of November and the snow is fast approaching. 
Below are just a few of this years vacation photos. We started with a ride to Clearwater BC after which we crisscrossed Washington, Oregon and N. California.

Dawson Falls, Wells Grey Park, BC
   Helmchen Falls, Wells Grey Park, BC
 Barrier Fuel Stop

Crater Lake, Oregon 

Near Lava Beds Nat. Monument Oregon

Many abandoned farmsteads dotted Eastern Washington

Dry Falls, Washington

I'll leave you today with a set of watercolour ATC's that were inspired
by time spent on the Oregon Coast. 
Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your day! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Playing catch up! Cards and ATC's

Hello, today I'm playing catch up to share some cards and ATC's.

I love this oldtimer truck stamp from Deep Red Rubber.
The Happy Birthday is from Quietfire Design.

This wee sleepy fisherman is from Whimsy Stamps and the sentiment is
from Quietfire Design.
Essential Stamps Scenery ATC for oceans swap on
Lets Swap ATC's Flickr Group.

 Triptych Stamped Collage for Linda,
 an HA Flickr Group 
ATC exchange.

 Triptych Stamped Collage for Heather,
 an HA Flickr Group 
ATC exchange.

The above stamp collage ATC's were exchanged in  
F2F trades with a local group.

Have a creative day!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Remember with Heart Paisley Elephant Card for June CCC

Hello, hope every one had an enjoyable 1st weekend of summer. 
Today I'm sharing a card I made for the June Card Chain Challenge at SOS.
It will soon be on it's way to Alaska!
The elephant is a B&W - Digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps .
(I know paisley elephant what was I thinking? LOL)
On the inside I used Quietfire Design quote stamp and some doodles. 

Thanks for your visit!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Poetry Journal Share

Good morning!
My weekends have been all about gardening. Even when I take a break I think about the gardens so it's of little surprise that this is what's spilling over into my Poetry Journal.

I started to decorate the cover of  my Journal, there's still a way to go but here's where it's at for now.

Before I go on I'd like to share a little about my process and why I'm showing my journal this way. I've decided to just write and draw as it comes to me and leave my inner editor out of it. Trust me if it we're up to her there would be very little left to share. :) 

This page came about after an evening walk in the yard as the light was fading. I noticed that the coloured flowers were hard to see but the whites really stood out.
 For Every Flower There is an Hour
Good morning sunshine,
wake up yellow buttercup.
Then high noon the bright pink, dark red and 
blue will shine true.
But when the light fades, some magic happens, 
for it's then that the whites glow!

After almost a year of speculation as to what colour the Poppies in our garden are the first one bloomed and this was the inspiration for this page.  

What I Found in my Garden Today

I dropped a seed into the ground, watered well and waited long.
But in the end they to me.
One leaf at a time peeped up out of the ground.
This is what I found in my garden today.

Thanks for stopping in I enjoyed your visit!
Have a crafty day my friend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Quietfire Creations Design Team Share -Let The Beauty...Note Card

Hello and welcome, here is a sneak peek of what I'm sharing over at Quietfire Creations today!

A Note Card project and DIY Background technique awaits. 

This card has a background that I'm calling the Faux Jelly Printing technique and I think it's the perfect base for the beautiful quote stamp -Let the beauty of what you love from Quietfire Design .

For the complete instructions and supply list as well a chance to win an awesome stamp in the Tuesday Winsday give away please visit Quietfire Creations Blog.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wheresoever you go...Grad Card

Hello, it's grad time and I think this beautiful Quietfire Design quote stamp is just perfect for 
an informal congratulation card such as this one.

 Close up to show sparkle.

For this card I used a Stampin Up! Strawberry Slush and White Glimmer Cardstock.
The pattern paper is from Webster's Pages -Sunday Picnic and Everyday Poetry Combo Pack. 
The ink is Ranger Archival in Jet Black. For sparkle I used the Sakura Clear Glitter Pen.

Well that's all for today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stamped Collage Artist Trading Card Album - Tutorial

Hello, I'm back again with my Tutorial for making a Stamped Collage ATC Album.
This time around I've gone with a very organic colour scheme.

 Front Cover
 Inside with ATC's
Back cover

Photo 1
Instructions for ATC Album
Start with 1- 8.5”x11” (letter size) sheet of patterned cardstock and 1- 8.5”x11”solid coloured cardstock.
Cut solid cardstock to 8.5”x9.25” (or ½” wider than card sleeves).
Now cut both pieces of cardstock in half length wise.
Piece together so that the extra 1-3/4” on the patterned cardstock is on the right when you look at front and that the pattern is right side up if needed. Then adhere together, folding the extra patterned cardstock to the inside.
Now do the same for the back when you are looking at it the extra will be to your left. Use corner rounder on opening ends. Set aside to dry if needed.

Cut several 9 to a page trading card sleeves into 3 parts (carefully cut just below where the rows are welded)  See Photo 1 (I started with 4 or 5 and add more as needed)
Note: 1 sleeve =3 pages which will hold 3 ATC’s single sided or 6 cards back to back.

Punch 2 -¼” holes in covers and sleeves as per photo below.

Now that the glue is dry the fun begins. Decorate your patterned cardstock with a stamped collage of your choice.
Add stamped ATC to center front of album or chipboard letters look great too.  Be sure to sign and date back of album.
For my album I started with HA Musical Background stamp.

Followed by the HA Fern.

Complete collage background with HA Medallion.
Tip: to save time and ink line up both covers and stamp as one for partial impressions on each.
 To assemble add ribbon to hold all together.
Here a final photo of completed cover and supplies.
The ATC and Art stamps are from Quietfire Design.

*******Now Closed the winner is LaVon*******************************
Please leave a comment for your chance to win this Album with 3 ATC’s included. 
One winner will be drawn on June 20th at random from comments left on this blog only.

I’d love to see your finished album so please do add a link in the comment section to your creation too!

The options to customize your ATC Album are endless, have fun and happy trading!

Poetry Journal Monthly - First Entry June 2014 - Lunch with a Humming Bird.

Hello and welcome to a two share day!
This share is my first Poetry Journal Page "Lunch with a Humming Bird"
for a new blog started this month by Robin Josephs.
Find it at Poetry Journal Monthly Blog.

Whirl whirl what do I hear?
Zoom Zoom what do I see,
right there in the Lilac tree.

As I sat on the deck and ate my lunch a sweet little Humming bird joined me today. June 2, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Believe Card

Hello, back to share this colourful card I made for an exchange
in the LOVE handmade cards + flicker group.

     I combined several of my favorite stamp sets to make this card. 
The Dragonfly is from the Butterflies / Dragonflies , Believe and  Created by hand
all from Quietfire Design .
The flower is from a set called Carved Flowers from Dark Room Doors.

To achieve the back ground I sponged Lindy's Stamp Gang -Moon shadows onto a pc of  white cardstock. 
Then stamped the Flower, Dragonfly and Believe with Perfect Medium and added Lindy's SG Duo coloured embossing powder and heated with heat tool.
Went around edge with Glitter Paint Sharpie and coloured dots to match. Added ribbon and adhered to Pattern Cardstock base.

Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadows and Duo Coloured Embossing Powder are available at Quietfire Design as part of the French Heritage Kit 

Hope you have a crafty day too!


With Heart Anything is Possible ... share at Quietfire Creations Blog

Hello please join me today over at Quietfire Creations Blog
for the full details on this note card.

Wishing every one a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Feathered Friends Card and ATC

Good Morning!

I received some wonderful goodies with my card and ATC exchanges and decided it was time to use some of them. Thank you kind friends! :)

I left this wonderful quote by Emily Dickinson outside for now just to be able to share it. 

This Red Bird ATC is for trade.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Garden Tour

Hi friends today I thought I'd share some more of the wonderful blooms 
around our lake house yard. :)

100 yr old Lilac hedge view to the south. 
 View of hedge to the north.
 The driveway.
White Lilac
 Smokebush starting to leaf out.
Smaller flowers are in bloom too!

 Pine flower!

Have a nice week!

Butterfly Brilliance Card 2 - March CCC

Hello! Today I'm sharing a Slimline card featuring the Butterfly Brilliance Suite from Stampin' Up!.  This card is on it's way t...