Friday, November 30, 2012

Forecast-Flurries with a Chance of Butterflies!

There is new rubber from Quietfire and it is creating a "flurry" of creativity!
This stamp is one of seven that I guarantee will stay on your drawing table till spring!

This ATC started with a white card base. I stamped the quote with VersaFine Onyx and thermal embossed with Ranger Clear fine Detail.
I always use an anti static pad before I emboss to help remove any powder that would stick to static or oils.

The butterflies are stamped in VersaMark, (I have two pads;one that I ONLY use with stamps that are CLEAN and one that I have messed up over the years. You want to use your clean one for this technique.) and thermal embossed clear.
Using the Ranger ink blending tool I applied tumbled glass and chipped sapphire Distress ink, and wiped off the butterflies with a soft cloth.
The snowflakes are a freebee stamp you get with your Quietfire order! stamped in Brilliance Platinum and a drop of Stickles in the center.

The border is VersaMark and Ranger Sticky embossing powder and Glitter Ritz Frosty Mint. The sticky emboss has a small open time, so be ready. Wait about 30 seconds after you sprinkle on your glitter and burnish the glitter with your finger.

Hold me in the Light- I'm working on instructional videos-coming soon- learning to speak Mountain Lion and trying not to get overwhelmed with video hardware!

Comments and questions welcomed!

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Layered Garden

If you love gardening, outstanding garden photography, and masterful storytelling, this new book by my dear friend Adam Levine with photo's by another old friend Rob Cardillo is a must have.

The Layered Garden

written by Adam, tells the story of our friend David Culp and the building of his garden in the Brandywine Valley.

The photo's are stunning and Adam knows how to tell a tale.

This is the perfect gift for the person who has everything, wants everything and enjoys a good read and beautiful pictures.

Thanks Adam and Rob for this holiday gift.

Comments and questions always welcomed.

12 Days of Christmas 2012 Byhand Artist's Gift Mingle

Each year the Yahoo Group, Byhand Artist's facilitated by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design has a 12 Days of Christmas Gift Mingle.
I am the hostess this year and tho I sent mine out last week, it feels like it has just begun, as I got my Day 1 gift in today's mail.

I will add them as they arrive to my basket, and open one a day starting December 13.

Here are mine in their outside envies ready to be mailed. No reveal !

Above is the back side, with the opening day and my prayer for the season.

Comments and questions always welcomed!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Cuddlers Gift Tags

Quietfire Creations

Please link on over to see the Christmas tags and some info on their creation.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sneak Peaks

I've been playing with a new toy, The Stamp Gear, and in between every failed card, I made some gift tags with Quietfire rubber that I love.
they will be appearing on the Quietfire Creations Blog Wednesday November 21.

It's 12 Days of Christmas Gift Mingle time again over at Quietfire and I'm excited to have mine ready to mail!

This is all I can show you for now, so don't touch that dial!(how old am I!)

Comments and questions always welcomed!