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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Hi! It was play day today, and I put my cameo through it's paces. I've been wanting to cut some Quietfire Design files for awhile now. The butterflies are so pretty! I just laid out the different colours of cardstock onto the cutting mat, and ran it through in one cut.So easy!

Then, I went to work on this card......
Again, I could lay out the different papers, but this time I had to set the designer paper to no-cut, and cut the card stock pieces. Then I changed the settings and cut the designer paper. I sponged some ink behind the leaf cuts so they would how up better, and sponged copper paint onto the 'always'.

This is just one of the great card designs created by Quietfire Design. I'm sure they'll be showing up here soon.

Then, I cut some stencils.
Quietfire Design- part of a card design.

Freebie from Silhouette America.

Bird's Cards  a very generous designer.

These stencils are cut from dollar store page dividers. They come 8 to a pack, for $1.25. They cut perfectly, and I'll be using them a lot.

Then, I decided to try cutting the adhesive backed vinyl I bought from Dollarama.
I'll have to check the designer for this one.

Quietfire Design on my cabinet door.

What an awesome day in the workroom.
Thanks for looking, and have a fantastic day!



Thursday, June 19, 2014


My Sis E came by two Fridays ago, and we got busy with wire, pliers, and beads. We made hangers for some small jars and glasses. These are all over Pinterest, and at the markets lately. 

We had a fun couple of hours together, and turned out some pretty decent hangers. This one was done by my sis. The bottom piece holds a tea light candle.

Mine won't hold candles but these little dollar store flowers are cute.

I love play dates with my sister. And with friends.

I'll be back soon, with some beaded pieces I'm working on.

Thank you for visiting today!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


I enjoyed making the wired flowers so much a couple weeks ago, I had to make another.

I chose to stamp the center circle with one of my new stamps from Quietfire Design. Then, I filled it up with Diamond Glaze, and I mean, I really filled it. Which may have been a mistake. It's 24 hours later, and it's still cloudy- dry to the touch, but not clear. I hope it will clear eventually- anyone know?
On my previous flowers, I brushed on the DG after it was glued to the wire, so the layer was quite thin, and it dried clear very quickly. 
If this piece doesn't clear in a few days, I'll just re-do the center piece.
So, other than the cloudy finish, I'm pleased.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 2, 2014


If you'd like to see what this pile of paper scraps becomes, just click on over to 
QUIETFIRE CREATIONS, to see the full post.

These flowers used paper scraps as well, but larger ones to be sure.

After forming the wire shapes, I laid them against the scrapbook paper, and applied Diamond Glaze all around the edge of the wire. Then added a bit more to smooth across the entire area within the wire shape.

Once the diamond glaze was dry, I trimmed around the wire shape.

My eldest son didn't want a housewarming gift for his move to a new city, but did say "a plant he couldn't kill" would be okay, thinking I couldn't find such a thing.  Silly wabbit!
He'll get it in a day or two, then I'll know what he thinks about it.
I need to make more, using gelli prints this time.

Have a super fine day & thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Do you recognize this design? On my previous post, I showed you some printing I had done on some of my gelli prints, using leaves and my gelli plate. It made a great liner for this catch-all box I made for my youngest son. 

The top and sides of the box received gelli print paper too. Two sizes of squares, laid out and layered, glued down nicely onto the black painted cigar box. Some sanding to distress the edges, and clear sealer once everything was glued and dried. A few accents with gold craft paint finished off the box.
My awesome son said- "Thanks Mom- that's just what I needed!"  

I use printer paper, book pages, old phone book pages- you get the idea- for my gelli prints, so the pages are thin enough to decoupage beautifully.

Thanks for looking, and please stop by tomorrow for a new share!