Saturday, September 28, 2013

I can....

This is one of my favorite scriptures!!  When things seem hard I repeat it over and over... God's word is powerful and God is always faithful!!

Writing with white paint or paint pens... Distress products over that... Dylusion stencils and more paint.  Writing with black pen.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Beautiful Butterfly

I made this card some time ago and don't remember all the details.  The butterfly is from Chocolate Baroque (isn't that a fabulous stamp).  The sentiment is from Art Impressions.  The little flower is from Stamps by Judith.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


A quick tag!!  For the background I picked up extra Distress Paint off my craft sheet left after another project, dried it, used Wendy's 2 Fancy Flowers stencil along with Distress Paint to add the smaller flower several times to the tag.  I used a bit too much pressure with one of the flower and it bled under the stencil but did much better with the rest, dried it, distressed the edges and brushed on Distress Paint.  Stamped and white embossed the saying (Quietfire Design).  Stamped the bird (Quietfire Design) onto a scrap of manila cardstock, circle punched it out, added Distress Ink and Paint around the edges.  Die cut the leaves (Sizzix) from manila card, colored it with Distress Stain, dried it, embossed it in a folder, and added some Distress Ink.  Blued on the leves and bird, tied on some string and decided it needed a bit more something so I used a speckle stamp and Distress Paint  to add the speckles.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Another ATC in VSN

The new eArticle is out and I also have this atc in it!!!  Both the flower and saying are Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps.  

The article is a free download!! So be sure to pop on over to the website and check it out!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Watercolor Crayons - Vamp Stamp News

I am thrilled that my atc made it onto the Vamp Stamp New's Blog (see the post HERE)!!!!  Nancie's newest eArticle “Watercolor Crayons Techniques for Stampers” will be posted sometime tomorrow.  If you've never checked out her eArticles, you must!!!  They are packed full of great information!!!

The stencils used for the flower are Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 and the word stamp is from Quietfire Design

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas - 8" x 10"

I started this canvas back in June and fianlly got it finished up a few weeks ago (it's been an extremely busy summer).  It's for our daughter using her favorite color combination (purple & green) and her favorite quote. I was a lot of fun to make and she Loves it!!!!!!  Stencils and embossing paste to create the texture on the canvas.  Distress paints to paint it.  Stamping with Ranger's Archival Ink.  Viva Inka Gold for highlights. Ranger's sticky back canvas onto cardstock and then die cut for the flowers and butterflies, colored with Distress paint, and stamped with Ranger's Archival Ink.  Manila cardstock for the leaves - larger ones are stamped (Wendy Vecchi image), cut out, painted, embossed with an embossing folder and black and white pens used - the smaller leaves are die cut, sprayed with Dylusions, and sealed with fluid matte medium.  The quote is computer generated.  Viva green pearl pen dots, Ranger's white liquid pearl dots, and old pearl in the center of the rose, Viva purple pearl pen dots on the butterflies. Gold braided cording.

It's My Turn

The day is here when I get to share over on the Quietfire Creations blog my cards for the 9 Days of Christmas Event!!!  

Below are a couple of peeks at what I'm sharing.  I hope you will go take a look and don't forget to leave a comment on the Quietfire Creations blog for your chance at winning a prize.  And if you haven't been following along, be sure and look at all the other fabulous cards that have been shared and leave a comment on each post for more chances to win a prize.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Colors and flowers and fun... oh, my!!

I made this card a few months ago and just hadn't shared it yet.  The scripture stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs and the flower is a Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi stamp.  Distress Inks in the background (Love the blending of colors!)Col and probably Distress Stain through the Wendy Vecchi stencil, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, for the diamonds.  The flowers are stamped with Archival Ink and highlights added with either a white gel pen or Sharpie paint marker.  I know, you'd think I could remember this stuff!!!!  It's been a crazy year!!!  I have more things that I've made and haven't shared and will hopefully get to those soon.  


Another reminder that the 9 Days of Christmas Event is still happening over at the Quietfire Creations Blog.  Be sure and leave a comment on each post for your chance to win prizes.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Published in Paper Creations

I have 2 cards in the Fall 2013 issue of Paper Creations Magazine.  They are part of a 4 page spread for Quietfire Design. Congratulations to Suzanne (owner of QF) and Holly Eastabrook for also having cards published.

The 2 cards shown below are my cards!!!

A Reminder that the 9 days of Christmas event is happening right now on the Quietfire Creations blog.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

It Begins.....

"What" you are asking?  Well let me tell you... it's Quietfire Design's 9 Days of Christmas Event... all taking place on the Quietfire Creations Blog!!!  

So pop on over (Click Here) for a welcome post today and then stop back every day after for 9 days to see all the fabulous cards made with Quietfire's new stamps and don't forget to leave a comment each day for your chance at winning a prize. Oh, and if you are wondering, I'll be posting on Day 8.