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, January 28, 2014


Ever since I bought my Silhouette Cameo, I have wanted to draw a zentangle, then make a cutting file with it. So, last week, I did that- go me! I cut a small card-sized one in black, and a larger one in green.  The green one is for using with my gelli plate, which I've done, and it's no longer green. It's more multi-coloured now  :) That will be a post another day.
Today, while working on a tutorial for Saturday, I decided to use the black one.
It's a large piece to glue down, and I knew my glue pen would take 'forever' so I decided to sponge the glue onto the piece.
It worked perfectly. A nice even coat of glue, but not so thick it seeps under the edges.
The key is, after picking up glue with the sponge, dab it onto the acrylic block a few times to spread and smooth it out, then dab onto the cardstock.
I stamped and matted 'My friend', another great Quietfire Design stamp, glued it down, and DONE!
Loads of satisfaction with this project.
Have a wonderful day- get in a creative work-out- and thank you for stopping by!

Friday, January 24, 2014


Hi! Just a quick post today, sharing a card I made for my youngest son. It's going postal today.
I drew the THIRTY GRAFFITI with a black Sharpie onto white cardstock, getting the best contrast I could. Then, I sent it to my Silhouette Cameo and cut it out.
I layered it over a piece of paper that was gelli printed on. Love that gelli plate!
I partially embossed the green mat, then glued it all together.
My biggest problem in all this, is figuring out how my youngest child is now a 30 year old man. How the heck did that happen?! In my mind, I'M 30   :)
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


This CAS card went together very quickly, as in, under 15 minutes.
First, I cut out a heart mask- remember from school? Folding the paper in half, cutting the half heart shape, opening the paper to reveal the whole heart.
I laid this over the card base, then sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink all over, but more heavily around the edges. Then, I stamped the hearts and Love You Forever with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, \purposely leaving space at the bottom of the heart. I removed the heart mask.
Using black archival ink, I stamped HVD, off-centre but overlapping the edge of the heart.
Followed up with one rhinestone, and called it done!
These beautiful stamps are from Quietfire Design
I am sharing this card at KEEP IT SIMPLE
I hope you like this CAS card, and I appreciate you stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014


Hi everyone! I have a quick little share today.
I needed a masculine card, and decided to use my carved eraser stamps. I just took a variety of them and stamped all over, for a background. I added some paper cord behind the sentiment, and added some walnut ink spray. One little pump, and I almost drowned this card.
I have a post today at Quietfire Creations.
I hope you like it.
Have an awesome weekend, and thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Here's a fun sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker for January 2014.
I decided to give it a try. I turned it on it's side and went from there.
DH put this great photo in my stocking at Christmas, and I knew it needed a page all to itself.
Instead of three small photos next to the main photo, I put three mats and laid the hohoho over them. The hohoho is another great cut file from Quietfire Design.
A little trim, some hearts, and snowflakes finish up the design.
For more designs using this sketch, click HERE.
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 10, 2014


Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend coming up, filled with fun and lots of creative time.
I've been playing in the bead box a bit and wanted to share some results.
This blue necklace is several crocheted strands of assorted blue glass beads, with little gold beads randomly added.
The button necklace is just a colourful mix with white beads between each button. 

Both are gifts, and will be in the mail soon. I think I need to make them again, for me!
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Hi Everyone! I had some fun with my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter, today. I chose "welcome" from Quietfire Design, and cut it out in white cardstock, and black cardstock.
Split Negative is a stamping technique, carried over into paper-piecing, but takes much longer to do. It's a little bit like doing a jig-saw puzzle, and re-positionable tape is a big help.
After removing all the pieces from the cutting mat, I placed the black outside/frame piece right side up, and fit the white lettering into it. Then the black pieces were put in to fill the spaces. Then, I took the white outside/frame piece and laid over the black, carefully matching all the edges. I applied the re-positional tape to keep it aligned. I filled the frame with the remaining pieces, then laid my ruler across it, and cut it from side to side. Another piece of the tape across the piece, before I cut it would have been a good idea too. However, I didn't think of it then, and had to put a lot of pieces back in after I attached the white frame section to the mat, that I'd already edged with my Spellbinders dies.
My ball point glue pen fastened down all the pieces as I continued to build up the rows to complete the design. I left the centers out of both 'e's, just for a little contrast.
The flowers were punched from vellum, stamped with Quietfire Design stamps.

I also ran the panel through an embossing folder, avoiding the decorative edge, making this and an inlaid embossing technique as well.
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, January 6, 2014


I recently made a double-wrapped pearl bracelet for one of  my sisters. During a visit, she had admired a double-wrapped bracelet I was wearing, so I told her I'd make her one.
This is it.

I didn't have a heavier white cord for the base, but I did have a very shiny, satiny heavy thread, which worked perfectly with the pearls. The pearls and gold beads were first crocheted into a long chain, then the chain was doubled up and crocheted together. A loop was crocheted onto one end and the fabulous button was sewn onto the other.
I really like how it turned out and plan to make more using this same method.
The bracelet is perched on fingerless gloves that she knit for me.
I hope she likes her bracelet as much as I love these gloves.
Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Look at the gorgeous colour choices at COLOUR Q 
Very 'old castle' looking to me.
Here is a great sketch from DECONSTRUCTING JEN 
 I think they'll work well together.
Especially, with this fabulous design from QUIETFIRE DESIGN 
I love this quote! It was all over Pinterest last year, and sometimes with very interesting spelling  :)
How about trying a challenge yourself? Great way to get the mojo going!
Click on the links below the images to see lots more.
Thanks for looking and I hope your 2014 year is off to a great creative start!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY 2014!

Hi Everyone. I hope you are enjoying a fabulous first day of the new year.
I have a post at Quietfire Creations today, with a super easy technique for you.
I encourage you to go have a look.
Thank you for stopping by!