Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOYWW 416- 8th Anniversary!

Happy 8th Anniversary to All
Most especially Julia who brings us all together each Wednesday, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, richer and poorer.
We've been through a lot together, 
...and here's to many more!
Untouched, unstaged(obviously) view of my desk.
Take me as I am dear deskers!
I did search out the WOYWW pin gifted to me by Julia, and am enjoying my last views of the ATC's shortly on their way to next desker forward and Julia.
If I get it together I'll post more about them at Quietfire Creations.
They are on these cute little stands I got at a volunteer appreciation dinner meant to hold cell phones.

Cell phones down! ATC's up! Time for visiting!
This is what Peace looks like!
Thanks to you all, from a full heart, for posting, visiting and being community!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WOYWW 414- Mashup!

Paper work, paper play!
Some of this came together over at Quietfire Digital.
I am planning on swapping on the anniversary! tho only forward and to Julia.
Some of this will get mashed into that!
TIA for visiting and I plan do the same!

Comment and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WOYWW 409-Still in Bunnyville!


Raw photo!
To see more of the Bunny Bendi Card, hop over to
  Quietfire Digital.
Cheap Joes was having a dented and bented sale, and I couldn't resist the pan pastel pearl for $1.
Put some adhesive in the tiny neck bottle. Jury still out on that one.
Glue dots def do not improve with age! Use them or lose them!
Honk if you love wet glue!

Thanks for visiting and  see you at your place!.

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW 407- Bunnyville!

Bunnyville!
More on that over at Quietfire Digital.Please hop over if you have time.

I want to share what happens on another desk of min- in the art room of the
These beautiful  children, in state custody have experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect.
Art time heals, comforts, bring joy, healthy challenge and smiles and color into their lives.
Huge shout out to The Home for allowing me the opportunity to serve our children.
and
To Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design for sharing her gifts with us!

We made Easter rings!
I cut a
kaleidoscope of butterflies, flock of sheep and chicks,and a herd of bunnies.

I can't show you their faces...
Every adult who has found happiness and peace in their lives after childhood trauma says there was one person who made a difference in their lives.
Could you be that person?
I pray that I am.
Thanks for visiting and inviting me to your place!
Comments and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WOYWW 405 - Going Green! Heart Expansion!


On the right-can you make out the pile of new stencils by Suzanne Cannon 
for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
You can find out more about the St Patty's Day Explosion Box box and so lucky ATC's 
Here at Quietfire Digital Blog.
Lots of green, on my desk, in the garden and in my heart!

I want to share with you, dear deskers- the healing power of love and creativity.
A year ago, I met a 5 year old child ( and his siblings), experiencing abuse, and neglect, beyond what you can want to imagine.
He had almost no speaking or social skills. 
He was allowed to come to art time with me,yet he could hardly participate as he couldn't use a scissors, paint, glue, or other supplies, with any control or focus long enough to do anything.

Monday, during homework time- that comes right before art time, he read me a story- 8 pages long! with feeling!
And we can have conversations! He can tell me what he wants, how he is feeling!
**Just that he is willing to feel!**

I wish you could see his eyes when he looked at me while reading when he needed help with a word.
**He trusted me enough to risk asking me for help.**
Then, in art time- where I have 12 children, ages 4-12- all levels of ability,
he sat at his place- with two cups of water, scissors, glue and paint, and painted a rainbow for me.
(I'm simplifying and leaving out quite a bit of happy mess)
In fact all of the children now sit and create with me.
My heart grew at least double.

So I hope this made you smile- I'm still smiling!
Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WOYWW 404-Over the Top?

Yes, this weeks desk, such as it is, yes, more ribbon and foamy shapes, new cut files and backgrounds,
and,
The question is,
Is this Brave girl ATC over the top?
From the "off my desk" series- all things found on my desk at the end of the day- except this crazy glitter I found during tidy and toss!

Would this help you to be brave?

I'm bravely off to visit as many desks as I can during this busy day:
  • Reception at Family Justice Center
  • Afterschool Crafts with LEAF Art in the Schools and Streets Easel Rider at Shiloh Community Center
  • Show nice helper person my SS card to finish my taxes! ( do I type like a woman getting her taxes done a month ahead of time!!!)
  • Help with Intro to Criminal Justice Class at Community College- role playing Domestic Violence scenarios with police academy recruits!
If I visit you,  I made it through!
Comments and Questions Welcomed!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WOYWW 402- Lost and Found-


Is there a land of lost valentines? The ones that don't get sent?
After great searching  and toss and tidy I found the foam shapes that will be perfect for Easter!
BOLO!
Some ATC sized paintings waiting to be inspired.
Scroll Down 
Be sure to leave a comment there for prizes!
Go out and love some more!

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quietfire Design 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop! ATC love and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Quietfire Design's 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!
This week we're celebrating the release of the newest dies, stencils and stamps from
 Quietfire Design by sharing our best projects! 

Gracias/Hola die
You are-stamp set

Finding myself sweetheart deficient, I created a non-traditional
ATC set.





Four very different cards all containing the same stamps and die. with watercolor handpainted backgrounds.
Above normal temps inspired these echinacea flowers from a seed packet.

Mountains are my constant inspiration, and this very full moon!

Recent sunsets and rise have been spectacular!

Just for fun! The paint left on my desk!
When in doubt, add googly eyes!

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule with the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):
Sun Feb 12 - Suzanne 
Mon Feb 13 - Wanda and Connie
Tues Feb 14 - Robyn( you are here!) and Teresa
Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana 
Thurs Feb 16 Yvonne and Yogi
Fri Feb 17 Selma
What would a celebration be without a Giveaway!?
Suzanne is giving away stamps, dies or stencils to random winners on each blog.
Make sure you leave a comment below before
 Midnight Sunday February 19, 2017. 
A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on
 Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards.
 Visit and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts!
 You can go back if you've missed any of them. 
Good Luck! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WOYWW 401-Who's counting?

In the flurry of world insanity? and new stamps, I missed WOYWW 400!
Kudos to all for longevity in this, instantaneous digital world!
More on those Love ATC's here.
Blog hop here! with all the new stamps next Wednesday, so y'all come back, hear!
My solution to anxiety- go out and buy yourself a blooming hyacinth. Breathe.

That clear roll near the back- I think Glue Dots sent that to me when I was Dottess of the week- glue line? You have to cut it, and it doesn't seem to stick to anything but the scissor!

Do scroll around if you are visiting me for the first time.

Comments and questions welcomed!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What the world needs now- in stamp form! Always Believe! and more...


From my Off the desk and Brave girl series,
these ATC's flew off my desk as soon as the VersaMark dried on the new rubber!
I couldn't wait to share them with you, and the Quietfire Design DT will have them later this week, so  be sure to visit Quietfire Creations often for
lots of love and inspiration!

Details on these cards 
All stamps available
here and here

Brave Girl Cards

and one more- glue isn't even dry!
Shout out to my FAA friends who encourage me to freehand!






Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Free Cutting file from Quietfire Design and CardMaker Magazine

 I submitted this card to a challenge so long ago I had forgotten about it, till
featured a Quietfire Design cutting file as their bonus digital project.
Click on the link above to find out how to get your free file!

To see this heart spray file in another project, hop over to

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Friday, January 27, 2017

New A Way with Words Dies - Hola!



This ATC features the new die set
Hola/Gracias

For more info hop over to Quietfire Creations!
Comments and Questions Welcomed.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WOYWW 399 - Where did you march?

Going out on a limb here, as everyone I have talked to for the last 3 days has asked that question with a big smile on their face.
My little town of Black Mountain, NC, asked for a permit for 100 and we had almost 1000 smiling faces in our Town Square and walking on our sidewalks.
In desk news...
Taken in the dark of a cold night.
Somewhat tidied, and some misfit cards to figure out how to turn mistakes into design elements!
You may ask about the heart card and
you can read about this card by hoping over to Quietfire Digital.

***Julia- any plan to celebrate 400?***

Thanks as ever for dropping by and I plan to return the favor!
Comments and Questions welcomed.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New! Quietfire Design, A Way With Words Dies and Stencils!!!! Prayers

 I'm excited to share with you the new Suzanne Cannon
Dies and **Stencils**

Prayers ATC
  1. cut cardstock to 31/2" x 2 1/2 "
  2. sew lace onto cardstock with zigzag stitch and complimentary thread
  3. cut 1 prayer from velvet sheet and 2 from cardstock
  4. adhere die cuts together
  5. adhere die cut to card
  6. add peel off stickers


I'll be sharing more of my creations, along with the entire QF Design team, here and on 
All products will be shipping soon, so stay tuned!
(I'm still waiting for my stencils too! Patience!)

Suzanne created a slide show!



Comments and Questions welcomed!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WOYWW 397-Winter Wonderland! Rare Sightings!

We had snow.
It snows I close!
Below, rare sighting of an actual (clean {gasp}) desktop!

Shout out to Geni for poinsettia pot and mini plant!
Above the mess  display, you all know and love.
Sneak peak of new dies debuting next Tuesday and all week 
Rare sighting of my die cut machine!
More on that super cute bendi card on Quietfire Digital
Do hop over and take a look.

Now I'm off to hop around and see what y'all have been up to!
Thanks for visiting!
Comments and questions warmly welcomed!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Brave Girl 2017, Resolutions and Celebrations!

Continuing my practice, using what is left on my desk at the end of the day, I create 
Brave Girl Cards.
I create them to remind myself to be brave
and give one away almost everyday to someone I don't know to remind us both to be brave!



I encourage you to join me in 2017.

Info and construction details can be found at Quietfire Digital.

Comments and Questions Welcomed!