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.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Hi! I have two projects to share today. First up, a card using one of the fabulous new stamps from Quietfire Design. Click HERE to see the full card.
I had some play time with my Gelli plate, after I'd pruned (cut down) a little mountain ash tree.

The leaves are a great design, and nice and flat for printing.

I had some prints that needed a little something, either a boost or toning down.

The leaves became so covered in paint, I flipped them over onto some prints, and used them like stamps.
This is a small sampling of what I made in about two hours. It can be such messy fun!
These sheets will become card backgrounds, journal pages, ATC's, etc.

I hope you're enjoying your day, and thank you for looking!

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Hi Everyone! I'm excited to bring you samples of a new Quietfire Design stamp. 
It's THANKS-FILL 'ER UP T and you'll love all the sharing today.

I chose to fill all my empty T's with doodles, and I couldn't stop at just one card.

Click on the link to QUIETFIRE CREATIONS and you'll find more samples, and the links to my fellow design team members. Get your coffee and settle in.......

I hope you enjoy the creative journey today- I know we all enjoyed getting it together for you.
Thanks for stopping here, and please go check out the rest. You'll be glad you did!
Thanks Everyone!

Friday, May 9, 2014


 If you have visited my blog before, you'll know that I LOVE my Quietfire Design stamps. Not just for the fantastic artwork, they are also durable, and can take any medium and technique I throw at them. They also- multiply! So, my binder storage was no longer working, and something had to change. For under $10. and a whole lot of time, 12 hours to be exact, I have re-vamped my stamp storage. It's not pretty, but I'm pleased with how user friendly it is. :) 

 I went to Dollar Tree and found the 10x12x6 box with the hinged lid. It even has Get Organized printed on it. :)

Here it is- full of stamps.

Here you can see all the tabbed folders, each has a sheet of stamps, and a number on the tab.

These are the new foam mounted stamps. They come on their own storage sheets, so this is four sets of stamps. I joined the sheets together, and slid it into the clear plastic file folder.

This is how they are joined together- first with duct tape joining the four edges, then with chipboard to stabilize them.
These are the sports card holder sheets. They came out of the binder and into a file folder, then into the box. Now, I needed a catalogue. I could no longer keep track without one.
This is what took most of the time.

I bought this notebook from Dollarama a couple years ago. I removed the spine, trimmed the pages and covers, punched holes and added binder rings. Now, it lays flat and I can add pages easily.

I made dividers and gave them categories.

I listed the name, order number, how many to the set, and what number file folder it is stored in.
Click on any photo to enlarge them.

I drew lines to show at a glance, each set.
Well, there it is. Just waiting to be made pretty! In the meantime, I love how this is working.

Storage box- $1.25
Notebook- $1.25
Plastic folders- 5 pkgs. @ $1. = $5.- still have a few
Time- 12 hours
Small price to pay to not have to dread pulling out the binder anymore. 

So, not a pretty share for you today, but now you know what I've been up to ;)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Hi there! I have a quick Mom's day card today.
I just received this beautiful MOM stamp from Quietfire Design. Isn't it gorgeous?
This is the inside- another Quietfire Design stamp as well.

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

I'm sharing this card at the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog-
using 2 designer papers.

Also at- Paper Issues -Mother's Day

There's so much to see- check them out!

You can see the new Quietfire Design stamps HERE.

Thanks for looking, and see you again soon!


Friday, May 2, 2014


Hi Everyone!
Whew! It's been busy around here and this is a big part of why.
We deliver my entries to this show on Monday. I am relieved to be done, and yet, I'm still thinking of things to add. It's time to stop the mental creating- with regards to this show anyway. :)
I'm very excited and totally freaked out about this show, and grateful to my son for inviting me into it.

I have a new tutorial up at QUIETFIRE CREATIONS. 
Go see!

Another beautiful sunny morning and we are off to the Farmer's Market.
Have a fabulous day, and thanks for looking!