Monday, February 20, 2017

Quietfire Queen of Hearts Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much for everyone who commented on my blog for the Quietfire's Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!  Weren't the design teams' creations just beautiful?  
And the winner on my blog is:KAREN LADD

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Well this card just made me smile on a dreary winter morning. Just lovely with all those colors.

Karen, please email with your snail mail address so she can get you your prize in the mail.  Thanks!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Brrrr... it's cold outside!

We've been having typical Virginia weather here - 30s on Monday, 60s on Wednesday, and back to 30s with a chance of snow on Friday.  I will take snow over wind any day though!

To bring on the snow, I've made this card and I hope you can feel the chill in the air.  I first sponged a blue background on a smaller rectangle using Distress Inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Salty Ocean - yep, I couldn't decide on a blue!) and a white gel pen to add dots of snow.

The cardinal (from Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Birds)  was cut out of red card stock and Copic markers were used to give the wings and body some definition.  I used a gold Wink of Stella brush for the beak.  He's sitting on a branch that's wedged on the Brrrrr.

Quietfire Design, Brrrr and Snowflake, ECD Garden Birds, Cardinal, Diana Nguyen

He's so cute and looks all fluffed up to ward against the cold.

A Way With Words, Brrrrr

Thank you so much for looking and hope you are enjoying whatever weather you are having!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Let Love Grow set

Hello!  I've been making these Glorious Gable boxes to hold chocolate (it can hold quite a satisfying bit!) and today I added a matching card.  By using the same papers and die sets, this is quite easy to do!

On the card and box, I used kraft paper and paper from the Shabby Rose Collection.  The flowers are sponged  on the edges with Picked Raspberry. 

For more inspiration, check out my DT members' blogs!

Sandee * Diana * Julie * Sabrina * Helen 
Lisa * Kathy * Dawn * Lori * Cathy  * Robin

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

Welcome to 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 some of our favorite creations using the many goodies released.  With more beautifully lettered dies, there are so many fun combinations of phrases and sentiments you can create.  

As always, I love the simpler designs when it comes to these word dies.  They are so beautiful I just can't have anything compete with them, know what I mean?  So I opt for colors and materials when I really want them to just shine.

My first distress inks were the set of Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Picked Raspberry. They are still my favorite go-to combination because they just blend beautifully together.  I started by sponging those colors with the new butterfly stencil.  I used Broken China to sponge some clouds above and Evergreen bough for a hint of green on the bottom of my layer.

I then die cut Sending and Smiles out of Shimmer Sheetz.  I backed the word die cuts with several layers of plain white card stock for for added depth. 

I love the bright and cheery result!  

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 and Teresa

Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana  (you're here right now!)

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 for chances to win on their blogs! You can go back if you've missed any of them. 

Good Luck!

Sending Hugs Kisses

Sending Hugs and Kisses Metal Dies Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs Site )

Sweet Smiles

Sweet Smiles Metal Dies Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs Site )

A Way With Stencils - Butterflies and Stars
Butterfly and Stencils Stars  ( Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs Site )

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Faith, Hope, and Love

Hello! Welcome to my post for the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge.  This month we have an inspiration challenge:  think wedding, love, peach - whatever inspires you from the board below.  Of all the colored paper in my craft room, I think I have 2 sheets of something that might be called peach!  Lol!  But I found this lovely dp from DCWV Old World Stack that might be called more coral than peach.  

I used the verse from Let Love Grow set and added a spattering of tiny flowers and pearls. I loved all the flowers and lace from the inspiration board!

I hope you can play along.  And if you'd like more inspiration, please check out by my talented Challenge Team sisters ChrisJulie, and Robin.  Remember that you have until March 5 to link to the ODBD blog.