Saturday, December 31, 2022

Orange ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Orange. I stamped the background image with an orange Distress ink over a previous made orange paper. Punched out the star and some of the small circles from an orange and dark purple background papers made several years ago. Also punched some orangish colored small circles out of other previous made orange papers to add to the design. Used a dynomaker to create the letters for P L A Y with black dynotape and punched the letters with a small circle punch.

Monday, December 26, 2022

A quilt I made and had professionally quilted

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022

Christmas Quilt

I received the Christmas quilt I made back from the long arm quilter, and had time to finish the binding before Christmas. So Happy on how it turned out!


Thursday, December 1, 2022


Recent quilts made for Comfort Quilters


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Dewy ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Dew/Dewy. I stamped this floral image with blue Brilliance ink onto white card stock then sparkled the flower with heavenly white H20s

Added a small rhinestone to the flower image. 
Layered the image over ribbon and blue card stocks and added rhinestones.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Blue White Black ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Blue White Black. I stamped a blue paper with a dotted stamp using blue ink. Used a cosmetic sponge to stamp a white circle for the moon. Stamped an owl image with black ink and layered onto black card stock. Added dark blue "pearls" to the owl's eyes and used a Dino maker to add the word "DREAM".

Sunday, September 4, 2022


Quilts I recently made
For my granddaughter


baby quilt front

baby quilt back


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Using stuff from our art tables ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is to use staff (scraps and stuff) from our art tables. For the background, I took a large sheet that was used under my projects when I sprayed and rubbed ink over previous projects. I cut this paper into 2-1/2 x3-1/2", then stamped a French Script over it and inked the edges all with black StazOn ink. I used left over blue paste paper from the paper weaving project to punch out small floral shapes and thin strips (glued over silver paper) to make the center ribbon. The large flower was punched out of other left over sprayed paper. The middle flower was also from the original large sheet that made the background. Purple paste paper from the paper weaving project was used as the small center flower. Left over blue inked glossy paper was stamped with small black dots and punched out to create the flower center. Used a silver metallic gel pen to make the centers on the two small paste paper flowers.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Paper Weaving ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Paper Weaving. I choose 2 papers I had previously made with paste paper and cut them into 1/4" strips to weave and layered the woven mat onto some background paper that was made by spraying gold metallic spray over black paper. I also cut out the same background paper in 1-1/4" circles and the paper weaving in 1" circles. These were layered onto the paper weaving mat along with some red fiber and added a dark red rhinestone.


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Handwriting background ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Handwriting background. I made my handwriting background using a glitter blue gel pen and wrote a flower quote over and over starting at the bottom left corner until the card was full. Rubbed a blue Distress Ink pad over the surface and along the edges.

To complete the card, I used some premade Gelli plate pater and punched out a flower shape and a butterfly shape. On the flower, I stamped some flourishes with silver metallic ink and added a dark blue punched flower (painted paper towel) and two circles (one of the same Gelli print paper and one of silver painted paper towel).The butterfly was stamped with dark blue ink on a textured stamp. Green Distress Ink was used to stamp the stem.


Friday, May 27, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset ATC

 The theme for the 9 ATC Group is Sunrise/Sunset. I used a brayer and rainbow ink pad on glossy paper for the background and stamped the heron image with black StazOn ink. This was layered onto dark blue card stock and small metal stars glued to the top.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Alcohol Ink ATC

 The theme for the 9ATC Group is Alcohol Inks. I used alcohol inks with blending solution on the tip of a plastic stick to create the dandelion heads. Used dye ink sponged onto the background. Gel pens were used to add highlights to the dandelions along with Distress glitter. Red alcohol ink was used to stamp the word sparkle and brown StazOn ink created the stems.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Shiny ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Shiny. I used gold card stock for the base of the atc and ran it through a patterned embossing folder. Added a black ribbon that I glued some large glitter pieces on. Used the same gold card stock to stamp the face image using black StazOn ink. Cut out and added the face image over the ribbon.


Monday, February 28, 2022

Texture with Gesso ATC

The theme for the 9ATC Group is Texture through Gesso or Texture Paste. I used Gesso by sponging it on over a stencil covering card stock.

I allowed the Gesso to dry, this took a couple of hours.

I sprayed yellow and blue inks over the Gesso Texture and let it dry.

I added some embellishments. The blue strip was cut and the dragonflies were punched out of some paste paper I had previously made. The flower was chipboard, that I first inked thoroughly with black ink and after the ink dried, used reddish metallic rub-on over the surface and then ran through a swirl patterned embossing folder. Also added a "pearl" to the center of the flower.


Monday, January 31, 2022

Comfort Quilts

some recent quilts made for Comfort Quilts


Background made with natural ingredients ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Backgrounds made with natural ingredients. I used blackberries and smooshed them over card stock, let them dry and then brushed off any berry parts that were left on.
Used a blue Distress Paint to stamp on butterfly images over the backgrounds and let them dry.
Trimmed the ATCs, stamped flourishes onto the background with black StazOn ink, colored spots on the butterflies with a pink metallic gel pen, used a thin black Sharpie to outline the butterflies and their spot, added the word "dance" from a dictionary page, and layered onto black card stock.