Friday, August 29, 2014

A Happy Halloween Card.....

Good morning everyone!  We are rushing head first into a long holiday weekend and I hope you have lots of fun things planned with family and friends.  The is typically the last holiday of the summer and most of us will be doing backyard picnics and family gatherings. I am looking forward just a bit and have been working on Halloween cards for my grandsons.  Yes that's right...not a girl in the bunch so I can't really adorn them with flowers but a bow here and there is tolerated.  My grandsons are all growing up: 17 - 16 - 11  but they all still expect a card made by me for their birthdays and the holidays.  I hope I never grow too old to make their cards.  I always write them a special note inside of encouragement and love and they really enjoy receiving them.  I have been sort of lax in my efforts over the summer as I have been so busy with yard and garden but now things are winding down and I'm playing more in my craftroom.

So I had this paper I printed from a digital kit I purchased and I loved the colors and the stripes so that is what I used.  Next I used some Crafty Secrets images and a couple of images from G45 and we are off and running.  I think it will be a big hit with the boys!

Well that is it for me this morning.  Hope you have a good one and that you do something today that brings you joy.  And be sure and come back on Sunday August 31 for a post about paying it forward as I feature three bloggers that have inspired me through the years! See you then!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW #273

Good morning everyone and welcome to the very middle of our week!  Since it is Wednesday it is the day I show a little bit of my world and take a moment and tell you what I have going on in my world. All this is brought to you by Julia  the creator and owner of this world wide blog hop.  Anyone can enter as long as you follow a few simple rules and regulations that she has listed on her blog; so if you are a little curious just head over and have a good look around and then become one of us.  I warn you now, it is very addictive and you will find it very hard not to participate!

I am working on a few Halloween cards right now and this is some of the papers I have been working with.  I've made orange and black flowers and used some special green card stock my mother used to call "poison green".  It's almost the same color as the green stripe in the paper there!  I also have a mold for a  frame and I will use some UTEE melted and colored to make a pretty frame to go on a project.  Also just  bits and pieces of some recent projects are lying about.  I just really need to do a quick pick up this morning and think about my next project.  I have had a hard time finding time to play recently as I have been finishing up some projects outdoors getting God's Little Acre ready for Fall. Lots of pulling up plants to put on the compost heap.  Also apples are coming in and they have to be dealt with and they are usually the last thing on my agenda before Fall arrives.  We are still in the Dog Days of Summer but you can definitely feel a change in the air.  Fall will be here before we know it!

Well that does it for me this morning.  Hope your day is a good one and that you get to do something that brings you joy!  Now I'm off to visit as many desks as I can before I have to move along!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and welcome to the August Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop!  I love participating in these hops because I get to spend a little quality time with some wonderfully talented ladies as we strut our stuff a bit and remind you why we were design team members for Heartfelt Creations!  I love Heartfelt Creations products and always feel like I've come home when I play with their papers, stamps and dies!  They seem to be a perfect fit for my style.

If you arrived here from  Sarah Miller's' blog you are on target and your next stop after me will be Lisa Gregory

My card size is 6" X 6".  I used the new Arianna Blooms stamps and dies to create my card.  I love the flower die because it is so easy to line up over the stamped image.  Well done Heartfelt Creations!

Try to follow along the blog hop and leave a comment on as many blogs as you can.  You can never tell which blog will be the one they choose from.  If  your name is chosen you win a $25 gift certificate for products from Heartfelt Creations.  You have until 12 midnight ET on Friday August 29 to leave your comments.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 30th.  Good luck to you all

Glenda Brooks (You are here!)

Supply List:
HCDP1 229 Countryside Evening paper collection
HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCD 747 Arianna Lace Die
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die
Pro-Marker (Denim Blue) for coloring pearls
Gold Gala Glitz
3D Stamp Paint (LIght Blue Metallic)
White Card Stock
Watercolor Paper

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Good morning everyone and welcome to Wednesday.  I've been MIA lately and I'm sorry but life has just gotten in the way for me!  Things are beginning to get back to normal and I hope to be around more often.  I missed posting here last week and I have to say I really missed getting time to visit with you guys.  I plan to make a run for it this morning and visit as many as I can!

If you are curious about WOYWW just head over to Julia's blog; she is the creator of this little weekly get together!  She has all the rules and regulations listed there and would love to  have you join us!

I'm working on a travel mini album and am using some of Tim Holtz stamps from long ago.  I just love the umbrella man!  The black card stock with the roll of tape on it is covering some flowers I can't show just yet.  They are for a card that will be featured on my blog next week. So stay tuned for that!  I know my desk looks busy but there is actually very little going on here.  I've just had so much other stuff taking over my life.

OK that's it for me...trying to keep it short and sweet.  I'm off to visit as many of you as I can. Go ahead and pour me a cup of coffee, I'll be right there!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #14...Button it Up!

Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge for Craft Hoarders Anonymous!  It is Challenge # 14 - Button it Up!  We all have buttons hoarded back in boxes and jars; all different colors and sizes ... so lets use them and "Button it Up!" The sponsors for the month of August are Canvas Corp and Altered Pages.

I'm having to sit this one out because of issues with a tooth.  I have spent the last 5 days on antibiotics and pain pills and am just now beginning to feel human again.  So my MoJo took the time for a little vacation.  Be sure and go on over to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog and see what the other design team members have created for this one!  I'm sure you will find something to inspire you.  So drag out those buttons and make something wonderful, then link it to the blog so we all can see what you did!

For this challenge we are doing a blog hop with the design team from Altered Pages and the prize for the winner of this challenge is a $15 gift certificate from Altered Pages! Also, leaving comments during the blog hop allows you to be entered into a random drawing for an Altered Pages Blog gift - a set of Japanese Oil Pastels and a huge Ephemera package.  So be sure to leave your comments all along the way.   Head over to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog and then follow the blog hop from there; you are sure to be inspired!

Altered Pages was started in 2003 for collages ephemera.  As of 2010, under new ownership, Altered Pages became a mixed media website with a remarkable design team and active blog.  The company also offers many art kits and has acquired the Mailbox Muse Kit Club. Our goal is to ALTER YOUR CREATIVITY.  Visit to see the always changing products at 

OK, that's it for me this morning.  I'm off to follow along in the blog hop!  Come join us and let's have some fun!

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