Monday, April 25, 2011

Winner of Now Show Us Yours

Thanks to everyone who has played in Now Show Us Yours!  It's been a pleasure to visit so many blogs.
And now the winner is:

Congratulations to Karen!
Karen paints lovely watercolours - you can some on her blog at
and her website has even more eye candy!
Since Karen is a painter, her prize is two tubes of Winsor Newton Watercolours valued at $20 plus the adorable Bokuchi "Palette/brushcleaner" valued at $15.87 for a total of approximate $36.

Karen, please email me with your snailmail address and your prize will be on its way!

Thanks again for playing and happy creating!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Snowbirds 2011

You'll have to forgive me this little digression.

Every year the Snowbirds practice for three weeks in my backyard.  Almost literally.  This morning I tramped off to the local beach in the rain and hail assuming they'd do one fly-by and their annual show would be over due to the extremely low ceiling.  Well we got a bit more than that!  Yippee!  I love these things!  I have no desire to fly them, although I've been known to jump out of a Cessna or two....  (I like to say I've taken off 7 more times than I've landed in an airplane)  All these photos were taken today except for the one of #6 which was taken off our back deck a few days ago. The single gray aircraft is a F-18 Hornet and I couldn't believe I could see the pilots in my photo.  I mean they were close, but not *that* close.
And I'd just like to say.  Yay Nikon!  I've never had a camera like this.  fyi: it's an 18-105 lens.

Snowbirds website
Snowbirds on Facebook
and I haven't found their official Twitter or YouTube sites yet!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hoppy Easter! Bunny Card

If you've followed me for a while, you will remember this little fellow. He is covered with a used dryer sheet to make him look a bit fuzzy and he's closed at both ends to make a pocket for a wee book.
You can find a pattern for him here!

There is lots you could do with him!  First thing I plan to do is roll him through an embossing folder....

What can *you* do with him?
I'd love to see!
Go ahead, use the Quietfire Bunny from the template to create a card and link your artwork back here!  We'll be looking for your creations till April 24th!

Hoppy creating!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Now Show Us Yours!

The Quietfire Designers have been sharing their creations all week, 
now show us yours!
We'd like to see what you do!  Share your blog with us by clicking on the Froggy below and entering your blog url.
I'm taking submissions until April 23, 2011 at midnight EST.
At that time, I'll do a random draw for a prize (as yet to be determined because I haven't had enough coffee today!!) 
I look forward to visiting your blog!

Friday, April 8, 2011

And the Winner Is....

 Thank you to everyone who has commented today!  I've enjoyed your thoughts immensely!
And thank you for making this a wonderful week for the whole team of designers featured!
The complete list of winners will be announced in the Email Newsletter. If you're not already signed up, you may do so on this blog in the right hand column at the top.
And without further ado.....
the drum roll....

Our lucky winner #26 is TinaH

Tina, please email me within the next 48 hours to claim your prizes!

Thanks again to everyone who played.
See you soon!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quietfire Design Spring Blog Hop

 Welcome to your final stop in our (almost!) week long Spring Blog Hop! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit us each day. I hope you've left your comment on every blog.  Make sure you check back to see if your name has been drawn as a winner.

We have been celebrating the honour of Quietfire Design becoming a Preferred Product Partner with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts.  We are so excited!  Our objective was to show you some of the ways you can combine Quietfire Design rubber stamps with Spellbinders Dies.  You can find a slide show on the Quietfire homepage with even more examples (and I think I can add even more to that slideshow now!)

A HUGE thanks to the Quietfire Design Team and Alumni and our Created byhand Challenge Shephardess for their beautiful creations and enthusiasm!  They have really enjoyed your comments.  We've learned a lot this week and I hope you have, too! A round of applause for them! Here is the list of their blogs once again. Visit anytime, they'd be delighted to hear from you.

Suzanne Cannon (right here!)

Here is how you win today's prize:

Each day a lucky participant will win one of the Quietfire Rubber stamps used that day plus Suzanne's choice of Spellbinders™ die! To enter, simply comment below by midnight EST and you will be eligible for a random draw.

The winner will be announced here tomorrow. If your name is announced, please claim your prize by emailing me within 48 hours or we will draw again!

Here is my artwork contribution to the Blog Hop:
The Queen of Everything Crown!
If you are signed up to received the newsletters, you will received notice when I have uploaded the directions for making this crown.  And you'll read who won prizes this week, too!

Here are the Spellbinders™ Dies I used for this project:
Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities Fleur De Lis Doily Accents
Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities Banner Basics 2
Spellbinders™ Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small
Spellbinders™ Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large

Quietfire Design Rubber Stamps:

So leave your comment below to be eligible to win today's prizes - and come back tomorrow to see if you won in our random draw.
Thanks for visiting.  It's been our pleasure!
Create without limits!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Quietfire Design/Spellbinders Spring Blog Hop


Announcing the
Quietfire Design Spring Blog Hop!

Quietfire Design is celebrating the honour of being chosen as a Preferred Stamp Partner with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts!

Each day a different Quietfire Designer will post their amazing creations combining Quietfire rubber stamps and Spellbinders products in a blog entry (days and links to each blog below). Simply comment on their Quietfire Blog Hop post by midnight EST and you will be eligible to be chosen in a daily random draw. Every day a lucky participant will win one of the Quietfire Rubber stamps used that day plus Suzanne's choice of Spellbinders™ die!

The deadline for commenting on each blog post is midnight EST on the day the artwork is posted and the winner will be announced the following day on the blog you commented on. Once your name is announced in the follow-up blog post, please claim your prize by emailing the blog owner within 48 hours or we will draw again!

Here is our list of blogs and their special Quietfire Blog Hop days
Saturday, April 2:  Wanda  Hentges
Sunday, April 3: Becca Feeken
Monday, April 4: Monica Black Tuesday, April 5: Yogi Grunwald
Wednesday, April 6: Robyn Josephs
Thursday, April 7: Suzanne Cannon

See you on Wanda's blog tomorrow! 
Thanks for playing! Happy Hopping and good luck!