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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Hi! I stitched up a laptop bag, which can be a tote for anything when not needed for the laptop.
I began with 4x4 inch squares, done Teesha Moore style.

After layering the fabrics and batting to make 4 inch 'pillows', I embroidered here and there. Then joined them together to form the bag.

Then, a little more random stitching with the yarn to match the crocheted gusset.

A closer look.

I love hand stitching and I love freeform projects, and I needed a carry bag for my laptop, so, WIN,WIN,WIN!

The other side.
This bag was probably 5 weeks in the making, and I totally enjoyed it. All of it made by hand.

I hope your day is awesome, and thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


I had to make another needle case, to hold my embroidery and large eyed needles.
What better item to practice some stitching on?

The pink/purple cord to the right, is attached to folding scissors that tuck into the back of the case.
I'll have more photos soon, of a larger project I just completed.

See you next time!

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Just a quick share today, showing you some stitching I've been doing. Very random, very satisfying. Basic shapes drawn inside a circle, add some wavy lines, stitch away!

This circle is about 4 inches across. 

This is the beginning of my stitching journey. There will be more to come.

Thanks for looking today!

Monday, November 17, 2014


Hi Everyone! I hope you're getting your Christmas cards done :)
I haven't done an iris fold card in a long time, and truth be told there is no folding on this one either. I cut strips of pattern paper and laid them down in an iris fold design. I really like how the papers work together, and so easy to do.
There are iris fold directions all over the web- just ask google :)
The stamp is a beauty from Quietfire Design. There's a super special on right now!

If you'd like more card ideas, check out my post at Quietfire Creations.

Thanks for looking today and have fun with your card making!

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Here's a quick card today, that will help you clear off your work table. Maybe.
You can see how easily I created this card. I cut fishtails into strips of design paper. I stamped JUST FOR YOU onto scraps and die cut them.
Added some sponging along the edges and did faux stitching with a marker.
There you go- quick, easy, and fun!

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hi Everyone! With the fall colour still blazing all around us, I was inspired to make pins.
These were so easy!
The base is card stock- mine was yellow/orange gelli printed, but solid colour would work as well.
I stamped the leaves with Staz-on ink, then fussy cut around leaving a scant border.

Sorry for the glare- these are hard to photograph. I sponged on more colour, then filled the edge with a brown Sharpie. Once arranged onto the pin back, I coated it with Diamond Glaze.

Once dry, I had a little burst of colour for my fall wardrobe, purse or jacket. I had one to give to a friend as well, and I did.  :)

I hope you're having a fabulous day, and thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Many months ago I made up a book filled with gelli prints, as my base for an art journal. And there it sat, and sat. Fear of beginning, failure, what?
Yesterday, that ended, and this page developed. I'm not sure it's finished. For now, it is.  :)
Thanks to inspiration, from Wanda, I'm linking to ...


I love the new stamps from Quietfire Design- Wine is Sunlight plus several more, and on sale right now! You'll love them all.

For awesome inspiration, check out Wanda's blog.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a beautiful, creative day!

Monday, October 6, 2014


Hi Everyone!
The fall colours are just spectacular these days, and I love breaking out the leaves for my projects. This clean and simple card uses a stencil for the sun rays strip, and great stamp from Quietfire Design, and some die cut leaves.

The top leaf has been layered liberally with embossing powders. Green. orange, copper, gold red, black- all sprinkled on and melted in. Then, topped of with a coat of clear embossing powder.

I am sharing this card in the following challenges:

You'll want to go look and be inspired by all the creativity and colour!

Thank you for visiting today- I appreciate you!

Friday, October 3, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Today is the last day of the terrific blog hop at Quietfire Creations.

We've had so much fun bringing you our various projects this week.

This fabulous prize package will be going out to one of you. If you haven't yet, you still have time to leave comments on each designers post.

They're all here for you!

Comments will be accepted until Sunday, October 5th, midnight.

Thank you for joining us on our hop this week!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Hi Everyone! Happy Fall!  
Don't you just love the colours of fall? I sure do.
This quick card uses a stencil and a fabulous new stamp set from Quietfire Design.

Want to see more beautifully coloured and designed projects?
How about having a chance at winning a great prize package?
Sound good?

Then, hop on over to Quietfire Creations.
Today is day 3, so you'll want to make sure you see all the days of the blog hop.

Enjoy and have fun!
Thank you for your visit today.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Look at this beautiful e-cut! Another perfect creation by Suzanne of Quietfire Design.

The butterflies were punched, then inked up in autumn colours, and given a tiny bit of sparkle.

The top edge of the panel was embossed with a tree bark folder, and lightly swiped with ink.

The colours of autumn- absolutely the best!

I am linking up  to:
BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE #15  - butterfly in autumn colours

Be sure to go and see the challenges, and other entries. You may even have time to play!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Lately, I've been seeing gift bag card hangers, here and there online. With my fabulous Silhouette Cameo, I was able to make my own. 

Mine hang the card totally outside of the bag. Easy to attach to the bag, and easy to add and remove the card.

These are addictive!

I think this will do for now. :)

Until next time, thanks for looking!

Edited to add: this website has the dies to cut the hangers, if you can't cut your own-

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Hi Everyone!
While it is still summer, the cooler temps are turning my thoughts to fall. I love fall. DH loves fall, so we are in our happy place these days. :)
I can't seem to stop using this stamp from Quietfire Design- don't you just love it?
TWIRL puts me in mind of falling leaves as they swirl and twirl to the ground. The bees are starting to slow down and sometimes do their own little spin and twirl too.

I am linking to these challenges:


I hope you go check out the challenge blogs and give them a try. Don't forget to see the new stamps over at Quietfire Design too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 8, 2014


Hi Everyone!
I'm happy to share some ATC's with you. My local group has a trading session tomorrow, and I made a few new cards to trade.

My friend Jutta, and I decided on a challenge between us- kraft paper, black, white and leaves.

I always like a challenge, but I love Quietfire Design stamps.

Isn't this stamp awesome! (this is my favourite card)

So, there you have it. My little collection of artist trading cards to add to my binder for tomorrow.

You can see the new stamp sets HERE.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Hi Everyone!
This sentiment is just one of the new stamps available from Quietfire Design. 
They are currently being offered for 20% off, and you can see them all HERE.
I made a background paper by combining pieces from three different papers in the Kaisercraft THESE DAYS paper pack.
The ribbon has a die-cut buckle attached, and you can find the technique post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!