Good morning!  Before I start with my post today I have one very exciting thing to tell you . . . I’m walking my first official 5K Saturday morning!  I’ve been wanting to walk one all summer long and could never catch one on a good weekend.  Walking and keeping track of my weekly miles has become the norm since my weight loss journey began a year ago, so I’m pretty excited for this next adventure in my journey!

When I was at Art at the Edge, I was lucky enough to win one of the door prizes that weekend.  Now that in itself was something, because I never ever win anything.  What did I win?  I won a nice size gift bag of Tonic Studio dies!  I was pretty excited because I didn’t even know Tonic had dies . . . I have Tonic punches and scissors (which happen to be some of my favorite tools), but punches . . . oh my BADness!

I was really excited over a couple of the die sets that I received . . . .

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LAYERED SQUARES measuring at the largest 5.5” and since most of the cards I make are 5.5 square, I couldn’t have been happier!  What’s even better is that part of the packaging is a magnetic sheet which the dies are on, along with a plastic sleeve with holes that can be put in a binder . . . easy peasy storage solutions right there with the packaging!  The notches that you see in the center edges help to align the dies up when placing more than one down, such as making the frame below.

I just happened to use those squares on my card today . . .


I also used one of the new Quietfire Design Christmas sets, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.  This card is being featured over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today, where you can see more photos and get a few more details.

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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.



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Good morning!  It’s my turn today to post over on the Quietfire Creations Blog.  I hope you’ll hop over there and take a look at more photos of my card and to get all the details!


Thanks for stopping by and I’ve got a few more cards in the works with some of the new Quietfire Design stamp sets!  Be back later!





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Good morning!  How is everyone?  I must say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting into the studio and just playing recently.  It’s been so long since I’ve done anything crafty just for the FUN of it!  Might have to be making a few changes just so I do feel like its fun and not so much work.

When I was at StampAway a week or so ago, I finally got to meet Pat Huntoon from Technique Junkies.  You know I’ve had hops with her, used her product and never had met her . . . I was so excited when I saw her sitting in her booth!   What I didn’t know was that she had joined forces with Stamp Camp (I actually have a number of stamps that I’ve picked up over the years from Stamp Camp . . .  I’m going to need to dig them out) and now you can purchase those stamps online at Technique Junkies Stamps/Stamp Camp.  While I was browsing Pat’s booth, I found a set of stamps that I absolutely had to have . . .  Things I Want To Do . . . which I’ve used for today’s project.

For those of you who have followed me for some time, know that I love Art Impressions Millie!  It’s been quite a long time since I’ve pulled Millie out and got her inky . . . but you see, when I first saw the set Things I Want To Do, I KNEW that they would be perfect with Millie!


Can I just say . . .  FUN!  Millie was colored with Copic Markers and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders S5-171 A2 Curved Matting Basics A; the black background panel was die cut/embossed with S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B.

The sentiment was stamped in Archival Jet Black, and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders S4-367 Back to Basics Tags.


I went rummaging through my paper stash for something that would match Millie’s dress, and finally settled on an old pad of Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket.  Some of the scraps were distressed, inked and then stitched to a piece of black card stock.

I think you’ll be seeing more of this sentiment set with some of the other Art Impressions ladies!


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Good morning!  Hope y’all are doing well and behaving yourselves.  I’m still running around like a house a fire and still haven’t gotten one big home project completed in its entirety yet.  The studio is still a mess and the bedroom continues to be a work in progress . . . which means that there is still clutter stuff spread through out the house waiting to be put away or stored.  I’ll eventually get there and I will have photos of the studio when it’s all said and done.

I finally hit the studio last night around 7 to work on today’s project for Quietfire Design.  I know nothing like flying by the seat of my pants!


You can find more photos and details on the Quietfire Creations Blog today.  I hope you join me over there to get the details!





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