Quietfire Design’s Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!

In case you’ve missed it all week, Quietfire Design has been having a Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!  Today’s is the last day, and Yogi and I are bringing it home.  All week long the Quietfire Artlets have been sharing some Christmas cheer and inspiration along with the latest rubber stamp creations. 
My project today is with the new stamp, uses the new set, Good Friends are like Snowflakes.
Before I get started with the details of my card, here are the details of the Blog Hop . . . just in case you need to go back and join in!
And yes, we’re giving away PRIZES!  Merry Christmas!  
We’ll be giving away a stamp or set on each of our designers’ blogs. All you have 
to do to enter is leave a sweet comment on each of the designers’ 
Winter Wonderland Blog Hop post! 

Have all your comments in my midnight on Friday December 20, 2014 
to be eligible. The winners will be announced on Quietfire Creations on the weekend.

Here is our schedule starting December 15th:.

Monday: Diana
Tuesday: Robyn,  Yvonne
Wednesday: Wanda,  Teresa
Thursday: Kathy Jo, Suzanne
Friday: Sherry,  Yogi 

And more good news:
During the Blog Hop all Quietfire Design stamps will be 25% off! 
(click here to go to the Quietfire website).

Happy hopping and Good Luck to all of you!
Now for my project!
I decided to dig through my stash of old Christmas designer paper pads and being in a vintage mood, found one of my favorites to use, MME Lost & Found Christmas.  The papers were distressed, sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then sewn to a base of kraft card stock.
The sentiment was stamped on cream using Ranger Archival Potting Soil and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders oval die templates.  While the sentiment was still in the die, the edges were sponged with Antique Linen (leaving a cream colored edge around the outside).
The snowflakes (cream card stock) were die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Snowflake Bliss, covered with adhesive and sprinkled with ultra fine vintage glass glitter.  To age the the snowflakes a tad (since they were a little too bright looking for the card), they were misted with diluted Antique Linen Distress Ink Refill.
The seam binding ribbon was dyed with Forest Moss Distress Ink.
Thanks for joining me today and don’t forget to go back and visit the other blogs to enter for a chance to win (if you haven’t already)!
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Good morning!  WOW I can’t believe it has been over 2 weeks since I posted last.  That really was not my intention when I was here last . . .  but alas I suppose life does have a way of interfering at times.  Truthfully, I find I’m busier with every day life events during the holidays than with anything else.  You see, when I have the grand baby here, there is no studio time and I’ve had her quite often the last few weeks.  Of course, don’t get me wrong . . . I wouldn’t trade my time with her for anything . . . but I miss my craft time too!

Today I have a card over on the Quietfire Creations Blog.  You know I love making snowflakes at this time of the year and I couldn’t let another post go by without some.  I hope you’ll join me over at Quietfire!


On another note, I’ve been getting in quite a bit of new product . . . some of it is going to knock your socks off and I can’t wait to be able to share with you!


Believe Christmas Card!

Good morning!  Today it’s my turn to post over on the Quietfire Creations Blog.

Here’s a little sneak peek of the card I’ve posted.


When working on this card, I was playing with the new product Stick It!  LOVE!!!!  It’s a thin adhesive that works perfectly with intricate die cuts.  If you’ve not seen it or heard about it, here’s a post on Ken Oliver’s blog talking all about Stick It!

I used Stick It when I die cut the middle section of the ornament so that I would be able to adhere it to the ornament easy.  Didn’t want to mess around with trying to glue it.  After completing the card, it occurred to me to try the Stick It on the top side of the die cut.  Perfection!  I could add all the glitter I wanted and it stayed on the Stick It side!  You are going to love this thin adhesive!

Anyhoo, to get all the details and more pictures of today’s project, please visit the Quietfire Creations Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!


It Ended Up Pink!

Hey y’all!  So I got my days a little mixed up and calendars were a little wonky and I ended up with an extra project, which I’ve decided to post today instead of waiting for a couple of weeks.

You know, I’m not really a pink kinda girl, and somehow I ended up with pink as the main theme.  It really was quite by accident, since the original plan was white, ALL white!


The poinsettia was die cut/embossed and while I was in the process of shaping the leaves, it turned red/pink.  I truly doubt that this had anything to do with the mist that I had sprayed on the blooms, but instead some left over ink on the foam I was using for shaping; when I turned the leaves over, they were pink.  Instead of tossing them (which was my first inclination), I decided to go with the mistake and make a happy ending with it.  Actually, I liked the little touch of color!

The sentiment, Quietfire Design – Christmas Waves a Magic Wand, was embossed with Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels 40 Decorative Accents.  While the paper was still in the die template, Antique Linen Distress Ink was sponged around the inside of the die.


The layers behind the sentiment were die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Labels 40, and sponged with Antique Linen as well.  I couldn’t decide on the color of ribbon to use, so I went with dying some seam binding with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.


I guess that’s all for now.  I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!






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Pinterest Inspired!

Good morning!  I hope y’all are doing well and staying warm . . . it’s a whopping high temperature of 26 degrees here today (I miss my shorts and bare feet)!  Let’s see, since I was last here my sister and I walked our first 5K.  I finished in 47 minutes, which I’ll take since I didn’t jog, run or trot at all . . . just walked.  I’m especially proud of my sister!  Two years ago she fell and broke her leg right below her knee.  She had 4 surgeries in the first week and has since had two more and a bone graft.  (okay I’m guessing at the number, I might be off one or two surgeries but I’m sure she’ll pipe in and let me know for sure)   For her to get up and start walking with a 5K is extraordinary  . . . I’ve been walking all summer long and get lots of exercise chasing Hadlee around the house everyday . . . but for my sister . . . WHOA Nellie!  She did fabulous and it made her believe that anything is possible now.  I’m so proud of her!!!!

Let me see what else?  I had a crafty Monday with my sister and we made ICE Resin pendants.  We haven’t finished them up quite yet, but I’m pretty darn close to having mine all complete . . . then I can show you what I did!  Honestly, I’m thinking I need to open up an online store and start selling some stuff off . . . anyone interested?

I’ve also been working on some gift boxes for an event my sorority is having and I’ve been gathering my thoughts to create a special 70th Anniversary gift . . . so much going on in this BAD mind of mine!

The other day I was cruising around Pinterest looking for some weight loss quotes (those Daily Inspirations on Facebook) and I happened across a shadowbox.  I loved it  . . . instantly . . . and pinned it for myself because I knew that I had to try my hand at it!

Yesterday I was finishing up in the studio after a Quietfire kind of day, and remembered that I had a small wood frame in my alterable stash.  It’s something I picked up at Hobby Lobby one day a few years ago, probably with an idea for it at the time . . . but it never came to light.  I decided to fill my afternoon with paint and stencils!

Here’s my finished project.


Here’s what the frame looked like before I started.


The frame was painted white, antiqued with a gray paint and then lightly sanded to add some texture to the frame.  I found one larger jingle bell buried deep in a drawer in the stash closet, which I took outside and spray painted with oil rubbed bronze, then hung it up to dry while I finished the frame.


Suzanne Cannon, owner of Quietfire Design, recently created a Silhouette cutting file of her hand-calligraphy “Believe” which I knew was going to be the sentiment inside the frame.  The file with cut from vinyl so that I could make a stencil in order to paint the lettering inside the frame.


To finish the frame, embellishments were added to the jingle bell and it was hung from the inside top of the frame. Can I just say  . . . I’m loving this little frame and think I need to make a few more!

I guess that’s all I have for today . . . Believe it or not, I will be back tomorrow with another new project!  I know . . . don’t faint!

I hope y’all have a great day!




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