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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Hi Everyone!
No stamping at all on this card but the papers have been cut four different ways. I only realized that after I photographed it. The red foil paper was cut with my paper trimmer to form the background and narrow strip. The red foil paper is recycled from Christmas crackers we had at our table one year. It is subtly embossed- it came that way. I embossed a piece more heavily with a folder and it broke the foil, leaving white cracks everywhere. Not so pretty.
The 'chain' strips were cut using a die and my Big Shot machine. That's two!

The green accent flowers were punched using two sizes of six-petal flower punches, stacked and beads added. My favourite element is the word NOEL, cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine. The beautiful cut file is from Quietfire and for sale on Silhouette's site HERE.
There you have it- four ways of cutting paper and a little recycling added in.
I plan to share this at Cards in Envy for their "punch it" challenge.
I encourage you to check out the links and get inspired!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Hi everyone!
Does making 16 cards in a couple of evenings, or one good afternoon session, sound good to you?
Then, go on over to Quietfire Creations right now, and you can find out how.
I hope you enjoy the tutorial.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Recently, DH and I went on a two week road trip and it was wonderful!
November 2nd, found us looking for breakfast but what we found were bears.
Pharoah Bear was just one of many they have along the main street.
My friend Julia loves all things Egyptian, so we had to stop and get some pics for her, and us of course. :)
Isn't he a beauty? This is Brookings, Oregon, our last stop before going into California.
The Oregon Coast was amazing- absolutely beautiful.
Our youngest son advised us to go, so we did and he was right.
Remember, you can click on the photos to have them show larger.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!