Hey y’all!  Today I’m sharing a card over on the Quietfire Design blog using one of their new stamps, The Best Kiss.


I made this card for Ken Oliver’s CHA Booth, and it also incorporates his new paper lines, Watercolor Memories and Pitter Patter Patterns.  I can’t say enough good things about these paper lines . . . Oh my BADness . . . they are an absolute joy to work with and this Watercolor Memories line is absolutely gorgeous!  He designed the Watercolor Memories line from photos that he had taken of different flowers around his hometown.  Each page/sheet/design is a work of art!

The dies used for this card are from Tonic Studios, which you’ll be hearing more about after CHA. Tonic’s dies have been in the UK Market for some time now, and at this CHA they will be introducing them to the US Market.  I know I’ll have more to report!  Stay tuned!!!!

Oh and before I forget, you can read more about this card and see more photos over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today!

Okay  . . . that’s all for today.  By the way, who’s going to CHA?  Leave me a comment if you are so I can make sure to give you a hug!






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Wow have I been gone for a little bit.  Well, not really gone but not able to post much.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and if you have the crud like the rest of us, it hit you after Christmas Day!

I’ve been busy in the studio, and have a number of things to show you . . .  now that the holidays are over . . . but first and foremost, I must show you some CHA projects I’ve been working on.

Today’s project is one I’ve worked on for my friend, Ken Oliver, using one of his new lines of paper and inks, which are premiering at CHA.


The paper used is Ken’s new line, Studio, and it features items that he has placed around his home and in his studio.  If you were one of the lucky one who attended  his Art at the Edge and went to visit his home, you’ll recognize some of the images in the papers.  Quite frankly, it’s quickly become one of my favorites!!


The storage unit is the Verona Creative Storage Kit in the Forever Moments line by Tonic Studios.  I will say that this storage kit is quite the endeavor, 2 or 3 days to paint and assemble . . . well at least for me . . . but I do believe it is well worth it in the end!


The flower in the center at the top was made from bits and scraps of the left over paper, using Tonic Studios Scalloped Circle Layering Die Set.


I also need to mention that Ken’s papers come in 12×12 and 6×6, perfect for card makers and bigger projects, and it has a glossy finish making for a quite thick and sturdy sheet of paper!



So I think that’s all for me at this time!  Like I said earlier, I have so much to show you in the next few days . . . I’ll be back!


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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Good morning all!  Hope everyone is doing well and staying out of trouble.  I’m wrapping down what’s been a pretty busy month so far (birthday celebrations, family reunion, fall festivals, Broadway shows).  It’s finally the weekend for Ken Oliver’s Art at the Edge!  Can’t wait to see everyone and meet up with some friends I haven’t seen for some time.  I’ll be hitting the social media over the weekend, so make sure to catch me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter . . .  from what I’ve seen so far, Ken has some fabulous swag that he’ll be sharing with us, and of course, I’m going to have to share with you!

Now for today!  I’ve got a card posted over on the Quietfire Creations Blog, using one of the newly redesigned and cling mounted stamps.



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






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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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