This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


It's been awhile since I played at Colour Q so tonight was the night. :)
One of my lovely nieces recently had her second baby and I need a card. Lots of faux stitching, sponging and shadow stamping make up the techniques used, with a few punches and dies for shapes.
Easy peasy but baby cute!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

TESTING 1,2,3...........

A quick post to show Heat 'n Stick powder and glitter, along with pigment inks and glitter embossing powders. Apples to oranges a bit, but you get the idea.
My fave is the H&S and glitter!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


FREE rubber stamps!
That sounds really good, doesn't it?
Quietfire Design is making it incredibly easy to enter for a chance to win free rubber stamps.
Click on Quietfire Creations to find out how easy. Even easier, double up for two entries!
So, click now and follow the easy steps. You could win!
Lately, I've been captivated by CAS cards. Clean and simple. I love the look but have discovered they're not that easy to do. This is my attempt at a very simple, no layer or one layer, depending on your point of view. :)
The tree was stamped with Distress Peeled Paint ink and the MC was stamped with Distress Aged Mahogany. Stamps and ink are from Quietfire Design.The sequin came out of my stash.
Now the critique...
I like this card, however, with CAS stamping it is important to get placement and balance correct. This card isn't balanced due to the images being a tad too low. I will correct this by trimming a bit off the top of the card, but left it to show you how important placement is. I'm also going to keep trying.
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Don't forget to go and enter to win free rubber stamps and thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


And the winner is....
Max, who said,
"These blocks are lovely. The stamps look great! Now I know how to use up my leftover stamp blocks. Thank you for the great idea."
Thank you Max, for joining us on the blog hop. From the Quietfire Style blog you can contact Suzanne and she will look after you.
I appreciate everyone stopping by for the hop and leaving such great comments.
Here is a card showing another beautiful Christmas stamp from Quietfire Design.
This single layer card was created by  masking off the sentiment, stamping the holly leaves and  sponging along the edge. The masking was removed and sparkle was added with a gel pen.
Easy  peasy and great for mailing.
Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Hi Everyone- I am excited to bring you my Christmas projects using the fabulous new Christmas stamps from Quietfire Design! This is Day Two of the Christmas Blog Hop and if you missed Day One, go see Yogi and Wanda. Remember to leave  comments as you go, to be eligible for the draw where you can win a grab bag of great Quietfire Design rubber stamps! See what I mean---exciting!
I used Rejoice and Hallelujah, and Christmas Cuddlers stamp sets for this little tree. The Simple Stories designer paper was wrapped around the blocks, the ends were lightly sanded, then sponged with Forest Moss or Frayed Burlap Distress ink. The top block (joy) and the lower block (Christmas wonder) have a panel attached with the words stamped and the edges inked. The second down block (Rejoice) was stamped directly onto the designer paper. To be honest, I messed up the stamping directly onto the top block (joy) so added the panel to correct it. The bottom panel was added for balance. :) Serendipity abounds because I like it better- it tamed some of the busy-ness.
Ribbon and hemp twine add texture and dots of Lumiere Super Sparkle add a tiny bit of shine.
The star was cut using the smallest die of the Nestibilities Stars, then the edges were inked and it was spritzed with sparkle shine spray. Then all the blocks were glued together and the star attched.
I have been un-mounting wood stamps (again) and the blocks worked great for this little tree.
The tree inspired me to add this card. It uses the same stamp sets, more distress inks and designer paper with the addition of a scallop circle wreath.
I hope you have enjoyed this look at just a few of the wonderful new Christmas stamps that are available now.
If you haven't already, please go see what Robyn has to show you today and don't forget to leave a comment on her blog too.
Make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, October 19th. Tell your friends!
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful HOP!


Friday, October 12, 2012


There are some retired Stampin' Up! sets that I will love forever I think.
Putting them with favourite Quietfire Design stamps is pure bonus!
This basic card is stamped, embossed and layered. Easy peasy.
I also have something for you to see over at the Quietfire Design blog today.
Hope you enjoy your visit there.
Here's a peek....
Thanks for looking...here and there!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


The Quietfire Design 2012 Christmas Blog Hop!
October 15 to 19th, 2012
Quietfire Design would like to introduce you to their New Holiday Selection of rubber stamps!
Each day designers will be posting brand new artwork they have created using the new rubber stamps.
Visit their blogs on the day of their featured project, post a comment on their Blog Hop post and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps!
Each Designer will randomly choose a winner from the comments on their own Blog Hop post, so make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, October 19th. Tell your friends!
All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style Blog
Sunday October 21st.
If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address.
Here is our schedule:
Monday, Oct 15th: YogiWanda
Tuesday,Oct 16th: Robyn, ME!-Holly
Wednesday, Oct17th: Sherry 
Thursday, Oct 18th: Monica ,Terre
Friday, Oct 19th: Suzanne
Enjoy your hopping!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Yes, I am stuck in Christmas mode at the moment. It's that time.
This card is quick and easy and would go through the mail well. The poinsettia is stacked designer paper attached with glue and distress stickles applied to the center, so no metal parts at all.
The graffitti background features Christmas stamped in red which draws attention to it.
Easy peasy!
These fabulous word stamps are from Quietfire Design- love them.
Have a super day and thank you for looking.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Check out the alphabet stamps on this card- aren't they gorgeous! I hope you like them too because I have plans for many more beautiful words.
At this angle you can see the shimmery flourish used.
The designer cardstock appealed to me because it resembles a strip technique without me having to do the work. I did add the red text strip though because the art that was there was alphabet letters and it really interferred with the beautiful alpha stamps.
The stamps, designer paper, inks and shimmer paint all come from Quietfire Design. If you haven't checked it out yet, do. She has a fantastic selection for us.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I'm grateful for your visit.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hi Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We did! My Sis and her DH came to stay for a couple days and it was so nice. They leave in a couple weeks to go south for six months, so all the moments together are precious.
This card uses Quietfire Design stamps and distress inks. The frame from Happy Family Days was used to create the swirls in the background, then a variety of colours of distress ink were stamped over it using a circle die-cut fun foam stamp. It was trimmed and paired up with the sentiment and some decoration was added. Quick and easy, peasy.
Have a great day today and I hope you get to use that creative spark you have.
Thanks for looking!