Friday, September 22, 2017

CardMaker Quietfire Design Blog Hop-New Stamps, Dies, Digital files and Stencils!

Hi Y'all !
and Welcome to Quietfire Design's blog hop with
Enjoy my card project and be sure to leave a comment here
and on every blog on the hop
as one lucky commenter will win a
$50 Quietfire Design Gift Certificate.

 All comments should be made by
 midnight PST on Sunday, September 24, 2017 
and the lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards! 
 Good luck!

The card base is from Suzanne's Silhouette Design Store

On the mat
Autumn Window Card
If you are new to digital cutting files- visit 
Quietfire Digital 
regularly for inspiration and instruction.
This file, all you have to do is cut and fold!
The Autumn element is 2 layers of card thermal embossed with 3 layers of powder.

Autumn is a second spring 

is stamped in Versamark Sepia and thermal embossed clear.

The stencil , 

from Suzanne Elizabeth Craft Designs collection
Leaf Snowflake

was applied with Distress wild persimmon 
and highlighted with Delicata Gold and Wink of Stella.

Now hop along and be inspired by all these amazing designers!
Remember to comment on each post to win prizes!

Robyn Josephs You are HERE!
Yogi Grunwald
Gaylynn Martling:
Yvonne van de Grijp  
Nicole Coursey:

Leave your comments for prizes and questions also warmly welcomed!
Y'all come back now!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WOYWW 433- Rejects and Rejoicing

The cards on this desk are rejects with the chosen one appearing here on Friday with the
A comment on that post could win you a $50 Quietfire Design Gift Certificate!
Never seen before on my desk-clear stamps!!
I'm teachable!
There is a Quietfire Digital post today too, if you have time, I love you to visit.
(spoiler alert- it has lots of glitter)
Shout out to DD who sent me the botanical line drawing book for my birthday.
If you think you "can't draw" I highly recommend it.
You CAN draw. 
I promise you if you draw- and keep it simple -15 minutes a day you will begin to say nice things about your drawing within the week.
Faeries abound!

Life has been challenging recently.
Some thoughts ..
(with thanks to Jack Kornfield)
When times are uncertain, difficult, fearful, full of change,
This is  the perfect time to practice  awakening.
Experiencing difficulty…whatever your point of view,
Take time, quiet the mind, and tend to the heart.

Then go out and look at the sky.
Remember vastness, there are seasons to all things,
Seasons of gain and loss,
Of praise and blame,
Of expansion and contraction.

Learn from the trees.
Practice equanimity and steadiness.
Remember the timelessness, amidst it all.
Think of the best of human goodness.
Be, to the best of your ability, in the present moment, integrity with your thoughts, words and deeds.
Integrity in speech and action, virtue and non-harming bring blessings.

Remember the Truths, no matter the politics or the season.
Greed, hatred and ignorance cause suffering.
Let them go.
Love, generosity and wisdom bring the end of suffering.
Nurture them.
Hold these words in your heart:
“Hatred never ends by hatred but by love alone is healed.
This is the ancient and eternal law.”
The human heart has freedom in itself to choose love, dignity and respect.
In every circumstance, embody respect and cultivate compassion for all.

Be the Light. Be Brave.
In the midst of change, shine with courage and trust.

Love. Love people just as they are, as you are. We all want to be happy.
This is your world. Our world.

Plant seeds of goodness and water them everywhere.
Then blessings will grow for yourself and for all.

And now let our paths cross joyfully in desker world!
Comments and Questions Joyfully received!

So n

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WOYWW 430 -Birthday Edition

Yes, there will be cake, tho not till tomorrow.
Behold! the birthday 3D printed Octopus.
Shout out to BSIL Diana!
No multi-pods will be harmed in the making of the cake!
Hop over to Quietfire Digital to see the makings of the cute tag bag.
Gifts from 3L Scrapbook Adhesives in prep for a blog hop to come.
Gift from the garden- dill- I eat it as a vegetable!
Another trip around the sun- did y'all see the eclipse? If not  get yourself some of the eclipse stamps.
They are heat sensitive and when you touch it the moon appears!
Time to trip off to your universes!
Thanks for visiting!

Comments and questions pondered with glee!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WOYWW- 428- Time for all caged birds to sing.

Yes there are new Quietfire Design stamps- clear!!
Coming soon from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Please hop over to Quietfire Digital for the deets on this lovely Birdcage.
You can do it! and it flies digitally to your desktop!
Memorial booklet from a celebration of life for my friend Paulus Berensohn.
Y'all know him from the book, Finding one's way with clay, dancing with Merce Cunningham, and hanging out with M.C. Richards and the Black Mountain School.

In other news,
I have no words for the events in the country last week.
At 3pm we created a FB event for a Peace Circle in my small Town Square.
7pm this is what peace looks like.
All generations-birth to 90's, many skin colors, many genders, economic and educational levels and a dog!
Proud and grateful for this community!

Each week as I travel the world through our desks I'm grateful for what connects us.
Thanks for visiting and being Peace.

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WOYWW? 422 -Following the rules

No more paperwork in creative areas.
We're featuring techniques- only one per post over at Quietfire Digital and Quietfire Creations
and it about killed me to only feature one on the Home is the Heart of life ATC.
Please visit  Quietfire Digital for details
Exclusive to Deskers!
The stenciled hearts- use your stencil brush to add ink to the hearts through the stencil, then dab on some Versamark, and with the stencil still in place, sprinkle on the embossing powder so it builds up. You can pat it down a bit with a spoon,
Carefully remove the stencil and heat from underneath.
Then you can go whole hog by applying wink of stella and glossy accents!
(or not)
TIA for visiting and your kind words! I'm off to see the world via WOYWW!

Comments and Questions Warmly Welcomed

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WOYWW 419 - Recovery

My computer died. It was swift. I don't think she suffered.
I suffered!
(it's only money {right})
Note prayer candle.
To find out more about these adorable baskets that can be made in 15 minutes (truth)
 please visit 

I've read if you want to talk about hard stuff with kids, do it when you are driving so they don't have to look at you.
I think crafting together works just as well and you don't have to worry about getting in a wreck if the conversation goes south!
Note lovely fabric ATC's in the rear.
Thanks so much Twiglet and Annie.
Strange lighting in the photo-I left it, feeling it was moody!
You may be wondering why I have dead flowers on my desk.
You wouldn't if you could smell them.
Mine are in bloom and I can't bare to pick them till they are ugly to look at on the bush.
They continue to perfume the room for a week!
So... I'm rambling-happy to be back in cyber space visiting all of you!

Comments and Questions Welcomed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WOYWW 417-Quietfire Design A Way With Stencils Blog Hop!

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Shameless promotion today.
Blog Hop featuring the new stencils over at Quietfire Creations, featuring me! today.
ATC's of course!
(Yes there are prizes!!)
 You can see 2 out of three, some out-takes and the third in progress above.
(Queen of the last minute).
Wait...there's more! 
3 lucky commenters here, will win one of the cards featured in todays hop post!
So hop hop hop, and remember to comment both places. TIA
( overseas folks will have to wait a bit, as its Pacific time)

The yellow vase that seems to be in motion was made by a 3D printer!
That unicorn stamp magically appeared on my desk. Really!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!