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.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Hi Everyone! Fall is here and I've used a beautiful harvest style stamp from Quietfire Design. It's new and you can find it HERE and on sale!
I used the COLOUR Q challenge-
Black, white and Cajun Craze.

I used these stamps from the set, on the inside of the card.
The card layout comes from Mojo Monday 
Again, I managed to use two challenges on one card. I know, there are artists that use WAY more challenges at one time. Baby steps :)
Have a ridiculously and incredibly amazing day!
Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Hi Everyone!
I hope you've been enjoying this fun-filled and sample-packed blog hop this week. There has been so much to feast our eyes on, and fall colours are just the best.
This card dazzles with the hits of gold, a vibrantly coloured background and beautiful calligraphy by Suzanne of Quietfire Design.

I began by sponging different coloured inks through the Fall Borders stencil, using the oak leaves side. Then I masked off the stencil leaving two leaves open, and spread paste through them at random spots over the sponged leaves. I followed this using the Molten technique. The description for that is further down in this post.
Once cool, I sponged orange and yellow inks over the entire background to unify all the colours.
I spread Metallic Gold Embossing Paste through the Leaf Icons stencil, then poured Queen's Gold embossing powder onto the paste and tapped off the excess. I heated this thoroughly with my heat tool, to melt the powder and bubble up the paste. It's the Molten Technique and it truly looks molten. I cut around the leaf, inked dark brown ink all around the edge and set it aside.
I stamped The True Harvest of My Daily Life onto kraft cardstock using sepia Ranger archival ink and die cut two sides of the card using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
The same sepia ink was then sponged around all the card pieces and the card was assembled.
I hope you try this and create some fall goodness for yourself.
Thank you for coming by and following along on this Quietfire & Dreamweaver blog hop.

PS- if you get caught up in your creating and forget to put your stencil and other paste tools in water right away, Magic Erasers are wonderful things. I had a dollar store variety and it worked great in a tub of water.
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Remember to leave your comments as you go.
Prizes will be announced on Thursday! You have till midnight this Sunday (Sept. 22) to leave your comments.
Thanks Everyone!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are partnering with the Dreamweaver Design Team and are so excited to play with their innovative stencils, pastes and glitters!  Follow along with us and leave your comments on each blog for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages.

Here's what I've created for today's post:   

We are having such a beautiful fall this year and I  had no trouble at all giving it some shine on this card. The quote stamp from Quietfire Design  is perfect here.
I began by spreading Metallic Gold Embossing Paste from Stencil with Style onto a scrap of cardstock, using an old gift card. I kept the layer fairly thin, then stamped into it.
I washed the stamp immediately. Once the paste was dry, I smudged Metallic F/X onto it, using my finger and really pushing the powder into the crevices left by the stamp. The Pink Poppy and Ivy Garden colours really blend well with the gold paste. On the back, I traced out a maple leaf from the Leaf Icons stencil, then cut it out with scissors. I traced the same leaf onto green cardstock, and cut it out.
I made shimmer spray by mixing hairspray (from a pump style bottle), a few drops of rubbing alcohol and about a 1/4 teaspoon of Metallic F/X Pink Poppy, into a small spray bottle. I did the same again with Ivy Garden Metallic F/X, both from Stencil with Style and then I spritzed them randomly onto white cardstock, with the grid stencil taped to it. I removed the stencil, then used the leaf stencil and sprays in a few random areas, and let the cardstock dry thoroughly.
Once dry, I stamped the quote and tore all around the edges of the cardstock, then curled the corners.
This was layered onto green cardstock with distressed edges, then wrapped with hemp cord. This was attached to the dark brown card base, then the main leaf was placed over the knot on the cord. The green leaf was crumpled a bit, spritzed, then cut apart and attached behind the focal leaf.
Happy Fall Everyone!
Remember to leave a comment on each blog you visit, and I'm sure that will be all of them.
There are awesome prizes to be won!
You can find stamps, stencils and accessories for your fall cards at Quietfire Design.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013


Hi! I took on two challenges today- I am getting so bold! 
This super simple card is basic stamping and matting onto the card base.
That's it.
Couldn't be easier.
The card uses a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design and floral stamps from Stampin' Up!
I'm playing at Cas(e) This Sketch .....
...and Colour Q.

Hope you are enjoying this lovely extended summer we are having here in BC.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I decided enough work had gone on and it was time for play. With a few tools and toothpicks and glue- yes, old school- I was able to create this thank you card. Some of my supplies are still at the house, so I worked with what I have here at the new house. :)
I recently bought a Silhouette Cameo and was able to take it out of its box a couple days ago. I received the cut file from Suzanne at Quietfire Design, and got busy. Isn't the Thank You beautiful?
Here is my question.....
Have you been following the 9 Days of Christmas at Quietfire Creations?
If not, you are missing out, not only on great inspiration but chances at prizes too. Click on the link and go feast your eyes!
Did you notice, there is no stamping on this card?
You won't see that too often, at least, not from me  :)
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


 I don't want you to miss out!
It's going to be a wonderful 9 days! You're going to love it!
Prizes! Inspiration! Eye candy!
Make sure you visit Quietfire Creations and leave a comment!
I'll stop 'exclaiming' now....just go there.  :)