Give Thanks!

Good morning!  Today is my day to post over on the Quietfire Creations Blog.  I’ve worked up an altered frame using the new Quietfire Design set, Give Thanks!


I hope you’ll join me over there and have a look at more photos and get the details!





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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

Good morning!  Today is my day to share on the eclectic Paperie Blog and I’ve worked up a Graphic 45 5×5 square card.


To see more photos and get all the details, please join me over on the eP Blog!

While I’m at it, if you haven’t heard or don’t subscribe to the eP Newsletter, eclectic Paperie is up for sale.  Kim has decided to devote more of her time to her family and is looking for a buyer for the store.  According to the newsletter, the store front will remain open until November 1st and the online store will remain active until such time as inventory has been reduced. Regular store hours will continue during September and may alter them in October.

Until further notice everything in the store is now 20% off. Use code EP20 when checking out. Note that this discount code may not be combined with any 10% or $5.00 coupons or used towards any items in the Clearance section.

That’s all I have for today!





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Creative Time!

Good morning and Happy Monday!  I can’t believe that it was a week before I was able to get back to my work desk.  First things first . . .  have you heard about Art on the Edge with Ken Oliver?  If not, let me feel you in.  Art on the Edge is a retreat that my friend, Ken Oliver, is hosting in his hometown of Newburgh, Indiana.  I for one am very excited . . . I’m going and I’m rooming with Heidi Blankenship and Debbie Seyer.  I’ve also found out that a few other of my Indiana crafty friends will be there, Gretchen Wilson and Joan Fricker!  I can’t wait to see everyone!


Ken has planned two classes for Saturday and has added an ICE Resin class on Friday night.  He’s also made arrangements with a few of the local merchants in Newburgh for us to visit and explore their shops.  I think there are still a few seats available if you are interested  . . . check it out here!

Now for my card today!  When I first saw the Quietfire Design stamp sets, one hit me right upside the head . . . Twirl & Enjoy.  It just sounds like fun, doesn’t it?  Immediately I thought of one of my favorite, older stamps from Art Impressions . . . Dotty.





It has been a very long time since I pulled Dotty off the shelf and added some ink . . . but she just fits the sentiment, “when in doubt twirl,” perfectly.

Dotty was colored with Copic Markers, then die cut/embossed and layered with Spellbinders A2 5×7 Matting Basics A and B.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival Jet Black and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Ovals.


Sadly I don’t think you can see it in the photo, but the background layer behind the image was made with media specialty paper that was colored with Copic Marker Refills and Blending Solution.  I wanted to pick up some of the color from Dotty’s dress in the background instead of keeping it white.



I guess that’s all for me right now.  I’ve got some errands to run this morning but I’m hoping to get back to my work table this afternoon.  There boxes of new product in my studio that need to be sorted through!

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




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Always Be My Friend!

Good morning!  It’s my turn today to post over on the Quietfire Creations Blog.  I hope you’ll hop over there and take a look at more photos of my card and to get all the details!


Thanks for stopping by and I’ve got a few more cards in the works with some of the new Quietfire Design stamp sets!  Be back later!





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Stenciled Altered Frame!

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I went with my mom and sister to a local art show on Sunday, where everyone found something special to purchase!  There were some fabulous new pottery booths (left my name in one to take a class or two) and found a (new to me) mixed media artist who used to work for Plaid.  Needless to say, that I was so taken by her work that I did purchase a couple of prints!  Then we hit one of the local junk stores where I found this . . .

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all for $10.  My new Pinterest board, Wooden Spool Inspiration, is already filling up!

Now for today!  I have an altered frame posted over on the eclectic Paperie Blog today.  You really do need to hop over and take a look at the different photos and get all the details.  Used a new product from Art Anthology that I don’t know how I created without!


Oh and I have to give a shout out to my friend, Heidi Blankenship, who sent me all the fabulous ButterBeeScraps embellishments that I used for the middle!  I knew they were going to be fun the minute I opened the package!

Thanks for stopping in and visiting with me today!




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