Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Haunting!

Ever since Sherry used Mr. Bones for her haunted shrine on the Quietfire Creations Blog, I've needed to have my own Mr. Bones.  Well, how about a family, some of who are just "hanging" around?
Have a fun evening!

On-top-of-the-world Mr. Bones
Just-Hangin'-Around Mr. Bones

 Exercising Mr. Bones

Relaxing Mr. Bones

Stay safe - and stay out of the candy! (send it to me.  KIDDING!)

Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm Telling You...

 I have to confess, I started this card about a year ago and just never got to finishing it for Christmas!  Ahem. It has hung around the whole time having been moved countless times.  I guess its survival shows that it was meant to be finished!

I chose the Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder and rubbed Fired Brick Distress Ink over the high points, then quickly sprinkled the surface with Distress Embossing Powder Fired Brick and Tea Dye, then heat set.  I was really pleased with the brick texture!

The rest is just cutting, stamping and layering as shown.  I got into that texured snow again....
I hope you find it a fun card! Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the supplies I used:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rejoice - Teabag Folded Tree Card

I really, really wanted to learn how to do the Christmas Tree that Sharon Reinhart teaches in her online class!  So I took the class.  Hey! I can do this! So here is my tree added to a card.  This is definitely not the end of my teabag folding!

Sharon teaches the Fabulous Paper Folds online class at Annie's and it's so easy to follow. I really like online classes that I access forever.
Think I'm going to have to try the Iris Folded tree next!

Kaisercraft makes such gorgeous papers.  I love the richness of this one. I sponged Crimson Versafine around the edges of the Floral Oval die cut and the edges of the front panel.

I thought the rondelle star bead (I finally got these put on the site!  The thumbnail link is below) topped with a pearl, made a good decoration for the top of the tree.  I considered adding pearls all over the tree....  Hmm. Maybe next time!

Thanks for visiting!
Here are thumbnail links to the products I used!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

And the Winners Are....

Thanks everyone who followed our Christmas Blog Hop this last week!  We loved all your comments!

Winners please email me (contact email over in the right hand sidebar!) with your snailmail address.  If you have not contacted me and heard back from me by midnight Friday, we will draw again.

Drum roll please!

From Yogi's Blog:
June said...
Absolutely beautiful work. I love these stamps
Have a great day
From Robyn's Blog:
Diane S. said...
What awesome ornaments! I love them-what a great idea for Christmas

From Wanda's Blog:
Carolyn Adams said...
Gorgeous card, Wanda, and a great tutorial! Not too sure I'd have the patience for more than one of these!

From Monica's Blog:
JM Craftygal said...
Another beautiful and useful upcycle project, I love it! Thanks for sharing, Jutta

From Holly's Blog:
These blocks are lovely. The stamps look great! Now I know how to use up my leftover stamp blocks. Thank you for the great idea.

From Sherry's Blog:
Beautiful cards, beautiful grandchild! What can I say!
From Suzanne's Blog:
Nan G
Gorgeous vintage poinsettia tag! Love all of the snow! What did you use? And your tin is fab! Love it's colors. Great hop so many inspiring ideas. Thanks!

From Terre's Blog:
Beach Girl 115 said...So beautiful! I love both your card with its awesome poinsettia and the glittery snowflake tag.

Congratulations to the winners! 
Drop by our Quietfire Creations Blog any time.  We upload three projects a week for your enjoyment and inspiration!

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Quietfire Design 2012 Christmas Blog Hop!

Happy Friday! Today is the last day Quietfire Design 2012 Christmas Hop.  If you missed any of the days, here’s our schedule:

Remember to leave comments on each of the Blog Hop posts to be eligible for the draws.  Each designer is doing a random draw from their list of comments and the lucky winner from each blog will receive a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps!  Make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, October 19th.

Just let me say, the Design Team has really outdone themselves and we should all stand for a round of applause!  Absolutely awesome!  Thank you, ladies!

So, here is my offering (the first of two).

 I opted for a vintage looking kraft tag featuring a smaller sentiment tag and a frosted poinsettia. Poinsettias seem to be a recurring theme in this blog hop!

I stamped the large Flourishes 1 with VersaMark and clear embossed it.  It showed up quite darkly.  Then I  sponged Distress Mahogany and Antique Linen around the edges of the tags.

I used two of the Christmas Cuddlers: Christmas and Joy, stamping Christmas with Versafine and Joy with Brilliance which is very opaque.  I think I could probably have gone with a bit brighter colour for Joy...  Trust me, it looks better in real life!

I sort of got carried away with the snow texture stuff, but it sure gave the poinsettia some life! The center of the poinsettia is a Metal Staples Brad from Graphic 45. Very cool!

Here are some thumbnail links to the products I used for this project:

Starry Excel Tin

Another thing I've been wanting to do for weeks was to decorate an Excel mint tin....  Now this started back when I was teaching and vending over at WOOL in Vancouver.  My BFF Susan saved my life by helping me for the day.  Well, she has developed this addiction for Excel mints.  I looked at the little tins and thought they'd be pretty easy to decorate......

So here is one that I've finished.

Here is the view from of top with the decorated tin beside the "naked" tin.  (I'm assuming these tins are available in other countries.  You may not have the French though!)
Now let me just say that it's a good thing I did this project, because I flipped the decorated tin open and almost died.  It was stuffed with money!  That is where we'd put the float when we didn't need it anymore and then promptly forgot about it!  I'm feeling a bit rich tonight.

I quite like the little star from the Peace on Earth & O Little Town set.  Unfortunately when I embossed it, it lost a bit of its "attitude", but it's still a bouncy little thing.
I adore this Bo Bunny Snowfall pad of decorated paper.  It is blues and browns and I'm such a sucker for that combination.  I can't believe I had ribbon that matched the paper. I guess there is a reason I keep things forever. (Yes, there is that minty green in the paper, as well)

This was pretty easy!  I'm not sure what I'm going to put in the tin now.  Maybe Excel mints!!! (not a wad of rolled up bills!)
Here are thumbnail links of the products I used for the Starry Tin.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you leave a comment to be eligible for the draw!

Good Luck! Suzanne

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our Christmas Blog Hop Is On Now!

Please join us this week, October 15-19, 2012 as we share our creative ideas for using the new Quietfire Design Christmas stamps.

Each day designers will be posting brand new artwork they have created using the new rubber stamps. Visit their blogs on the day of their featured project, post a comment on their Blog Hop post and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps! Each Designer will randomly choose a winner from the comments on their own Blog Hop post, so make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, October 19th. Tell your friends!

All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style blog on Sunday October 21st. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address.

Here is our schedule:
Monday, Oct 15th: Yogi ,Wanda

Tuesday,Oct 16th: Robyn, Holly
Wednesday, Oct 17th: Sherry

Thursday, Oct 18th: Monica, Terre
Friday, Oct 19th: Suzanne

The new stamps are available for sale now, and will be shipping this week.

Happy creating! Suzanne

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One of Our Own Needs a Helping Hand

Our hearts go out to Design Team Member Darsie Bruno. Yesterday morning her home was destroyed by fire. I simply cannot imagine going through what Darsie is experiencing. We know you will want to support Darsie with art supplies so she can begin making her special beautiful creations again, but right now she has no where to put them, so a fundraiser has been initiated to get her back on her feet.

You will find JustRite, Spellbinders, Splitcoast Stampers and probably a lot more groups and individuals who Darsie has touched with her inspiring artwork, trying to help out. We hope you will, too! This is a PayPal fund that has been set up by Spellbinders, but there is a whole team at work!

Darsie's Facebook Page is here if you want to leave her a message personally.

You're not alone Darsie! Sending you soothing good wishes.

Suzanne and the Quietfire Design Team

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians!

We had our turkey early as small fry (not so small now) was coming in from Edmonton for the weekend.  There has been lots of turkey soup consumed since Saturday!

So here, at last, is a Thanksgiving card.  I think it took  more time to assemble than the turkey took to cook!

I couldn't resist this paper.  It's beautiful!

Thanks for having a look! Suzanne

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Wicked New Flipbook!

We have a new flipbook!  See how our Designers use our rubber stamps for Halloween!

Click here to go to the Flipbook - I can't embed it here because there is too much code for my little brain (and perhaps Blogger's brain, as well!)
(just a note - sometimes it works better in a browser that is *not* Internet Explorer)

Thanks for stopping by!