Monday, December 23, 2019

Comfort Quilts

Recent quilts made for Comfort Quilts. Fun scrappy quilts.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Comfort Quilt

Scrappy Quilt for Comfort Quilters

Saturday, November 30, 2019


Theme for 9ATC Group is men

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Comfort Quilts

Couple of quilts made for Comfort Quilts

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Summer ATC

Theme for the 9ATC Group is Summer. I lightly stenciled goldenrod ink over bright striped paper then stamped leaves with green ink and a saying with orange ink, which was also used to ink the edges of the ATC. Added a punched butterfly and 3 white paper flowers with colored rhinestones.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Traditional Cards

Assorted cards made for Stamp Club

Shaker Card:


Using scraps:

Pet Card:

Card using Distress Inks and Distress Oxides

 Needed to make cards using Distress inks and/or Distress Oxides. I bought a jar of Distress micro glaze and thought I would give it a try.
Dabbed squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide on craft sheet, spritzed with water and lay the card stock on it, then heat dried. Repaeted with the fossilized amber Distress Oxide and heat dried.
 Stamped a large saying and a butterfly image with black StaZon ink and heat set. Then rubbed some Distress micro glaze over the butterfly and gently buffed off the extra. Lay a rayed stencil over the card and used a sponge to apply the Distress micro glaze over the open areas on the stencil. Removed the stencil and gently buffed off the extra.
 Used foam applicator to add three colors of Distress Inks over the entire card surface.

Layered the card onto dark purple paper and then onto a white card:

Monday, October 7, 2019

Comfort Quilts

Recent Quilts made for Comfort Quilters

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Pen and Ink ATC

The theme for 9ATC is Pen and Ink. Since I can not draw, I decided to make a pen and ink background. Stamped the dove and "peace" with black India ink. Used a black ball point pen and ruler to draw diagonal lines. Used a silver metallic Gelly Roll pen to add dots and an eye to the dove.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Comfort Quilts

Quillt made for Comfort Quilter

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Watercolor ATC

 Theme for 9ATC Group is Watercolor.
I cut out and adhered sheet music to an ATC card base. Stamped some words/sayings onto the sheet music with sepia Archival Ink
 Used Metallic Accents Watercolors to paint on a background of shimmering colors.

Used black India ink to color the edge of the atc. Added 3 punched out black glittery dragonflies and hand wrote "Find beauty in chaos":

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Comfort Quilts

recent quilts made for Comfort Quilters

Friday, May 31, 2019

Stitch ATC

 Theme for 9ATC Group is Stitch. Cut an old tablecloth and folded up the decorative border . Added a ribbon to the top and used a sewing machine to stitch up the sides.
Added some decorative lace to the top and bottom, and machine stitched in place.

Used a light brown embroidery floss to stitch on a button over the flower and to highlight the flower border. Also stitched some x's on the lower lace piece:

I added some green stitching with light brown French knots to complete the atc:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Collage ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Collage. I gathered several pages of background I made in the past. On some of the blank purple ones I stamped assorted word images in black dye ink.
Used a floral die to cut out petal shapes from the purple papers. Punched a circle out of the dictionary background paper and inked the edges with black dye ink.
Used ATC cards that I had previously painted with orange, yellow and gold acrylic paints. Used a purchased floral embossed paper, along with black and white papers I had previously added gold inks. Tore these papers and adhered to the orange atcs. Colored the edge of the atc with black dye ink. Created a collage flower with the background papers. Covered the atc with clear tar gel and let dry. Added the word "bloom" with green Dyno tape.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Comfort Quilt

I really like this pattern, so fun to do with different fabrics!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fun with Punches

It is my turn to lead the "demonstration" at stamp club.  I've seen some great use of little punches with a Less is More thread on the internet. So I've made a lot of samples to show at club and am having the members bring odds and ends of papers, small "pearls" and rhinestones and their small punches for a Play with Punches Day. Here are my quick samples:

Monday, March 18, 2019


The theme for stamp club is Artist Trading Circles. I cut paste paper I had previously made into circles that were just smaller than 2-1/2" (that was the size of the circle die I have). Stamped a French script stamp with black dye ink over the paste pater.  Inked the edges with black dye ink. Added some decorative paper ribbon and large bird cut outs. Added a tiny yellow rhinestone to the birds eyes.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Comfort Quilts

Made a couple of quilts using a variation of the rail fence for Comfort Quilters:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Asian ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Asian. I stamped an Asian style crane in black into onto cream textured origami paper layered it onto red and white origami paper and layered that onto black card stock. Added a strip of black card stock with a gold decorative sticker and then added 3 gold colored floral bits.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winter ATC

 The theme for 9ATC Group is Winter.

I colored some gold colored metal snowflakes with pewter Distress Paint and let them dry.
 Cut speckled dark gray card stock to atc size, and stamped a flourish design with Silver Encore ink.
 Used an embossing folder to add these tree images and covered the raised surface with silver StazOn Metallic ink. Colored the outside edges with cracked pistachio Distress Oxide ink.

Added a punched gold snowflake with a green "jewel" brad to the painted metal snowflake to add to the atc. Also stamped the word "listen" onto gray plaid paper and added to the bottom of the atc.