Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WOYWW #269

Good morning everyone!  This week is flying by and all of a sudden it is Wednesday and the day I get to share what's on my workdesk!  This little bit fun is hosted by Julia and we all take a picture of our space and blog about it, then link up to Julia's blog and then we have a huge blog hop that includes crafters from all over the world!  Julia has all the rules and regulations listed along the top of her blog so if you want to be one of us just jump in with both feet!

We have had a wonderful growing season here in East Tennessee and my garden has been producing like never before!  So I have been overwhelmed with the work that goes into  getting the veggies from the garden to the jar.

I raise an heirloom bean called "Turkey Craw" and each year I try to save some seeds as I never know if I will be able to find the seeds from year to year.  They are a pole bean and large and beautiful!

These are yellow cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes.  Again heirloom tomatoes and so wonderful on my salads!  I've had a bumper crop of these; I grow them in containers next to my deck!

The red tomatoes are the ones I can and they have a wonderful sweet flavor.  Also cucumbers and peppers are coming in as well.

My canner at work.  To date I have canned 73 quarts of green beans and 14 quarts of tomatoes.  I have had my nose to the grindstone!

So you can see what I have been into...not much crafting going on but lots of hard work in my kitchen!

OK, now I'm off to visit some of the people participating in the hop.  It's always nice to see what you have going on in your world!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Design Team Blog Hop! Each month several of the Alumni Design Team get together to bring you this blog hop and I am always happy when I can be a part of it!  If you arrived here from Alissa's blog you are right on track.

Here is my card.  I have used some of my favorite papers, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations to create this special card. Card size is 5"X 7".

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 chose 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 1st. to leave your comments.  Winner will be announced on Saturday, August 2nd.  Good luck to you all!

Now your next stop on the Hop is with Amarilys Doria.
Don't forget to leave your comments so you will have more chances to win the gift certificate!

Glenda Brooks (You are here!)

Supply List:
HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection
HCPC 3312 Uplifting Scripture PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background Precut Set
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five
Ranger Distress Inks
Dimensional Tape
Color Box Chalk Ink

Friday, July 25, 2014

Welcome to Friday!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Friday!  It has been a very long week for me in these parts and I'm happy to have a day that I can take a moment and Breathe!  My garden has been producing and it is canning season in East Tennessee.  I have been very busy picking and canning green beans and tomatoes this week.  I've had my head down and all of a sudden it is Friday!  I'm taking the day off and going into town just to get out and about a bit!  I have a huge mug of coffee on my desk this morning and after my post I plan to spend a little time visiting all my blogging friends and see what you have had going on this week.   

Here is my card I'm sharing with you today.  I made the flowers using the Arianna Blooms stamp from Heartfelt Creations and the frilly die cuts behind my flowers are from the Arianna  Lace Dies.  My flower die for cutting out the blooms was on back order so I fussy cut the flowers after I stamped them with a light tan ink.  I used the snowflake punch to make the center of these flowers since I don't receive the die until this morning.  I am so excited to be getting the die because these petals are just gorgeous and I am so excited to be able to play.  My little sentiment is from Flourishes and is layered on a Spellbinder's die cut.  I also used the Bracket Borders Two from Spellbinders for the layers of my card.  So there you have it.  Hope you enjoy this that I look at it, it reminds me of Fall.

Now I'm off to visit.  Hope your day is filled with joy and that you take a moment to "Breathe".

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WOYWW # 268

Good Wednesday morning everyone and welcome to WOYWW!  If you like more details about this little adventure, just head over to Julia's blog and she has all the information listed on her blog.  Each Wednesday we get together, take a photo of our desk and blog about it...then link it up on Julia's blog and then we can visit each other.  It's so interesting to see what everyone else has going on in their life and I'm quite addicted!

I'm really quite ashamed by this mess!  Every level surface in my space looks like this....maybe worse!  My grandson is away on a summer vacation trip with his grandfather and they are on a mission trip to Alaska.  He is sending me photos of their trip via Facebook and I'm getting ready to work on an album.  Now I haven't done but a couple of these so this in itself will be an adventure.  I'm just gathering ideas for the covers at this point.  Also I did a bit of shopping yesterday and I just brought it all into my craft room and plopped it down.

The beautiful brown ribbon is a gift from a sweet friend, Kathy, who lives in NC.  Waving a huge hello to Kathy!

Well people, this does it for me this morning!  We are supposed to keep it short and sweet so I'm off to visit as many of you as I can.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge #12 - Who's the Boss?

Good morning everyone and welcome to Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge #12 - Who's the Boss! Show some embossing on your project.  You can use dry embossing or heat embossing.  You can use an embossing folder or a stencil.  You can emboss with embossing paste or embossing can even create something with ultra-thick embossing enamel.  You probably have some sore of embossing apparatus in your hoard! So pull them out and put them to use!

I used an embossing folder from Crafter's Companion for the white card base and then on the blue, I used the same folder and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  It gives my card a totally different look.    I used seam binding colored with a Spectrum Noir marker for the bow and a little bird image from my stash.  I love how my card turned out.  It was very easy to make but I think it packs a punch.

Our sponsors for this month are Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir

Crafter’s Companion US brings you the products to make crafting a little bit easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more! Crafter’s Companion produces a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices.
Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.

Here is a picture of the prize  you could win if you play along in Challenge #12!  How great would this be to win?

Below is a list of the design team members and you can click on their names to be taken to their blogs. Go visit and see what they have created for this challenge and leave them some love.  We all love hearing from you!

Now go get busy and emboss something.  Blog about your creation and then link up at the Craft Hoarders blog.  We can't wait to see what  you do!

Supply List:
White and Aqua Card Stock
Embossalicious Floral Frenzy 6" X 6" Embossing Folder
Spectrum Noir Marker  (BT4) For coloring the Seam Binding
White Seam Binding
White Embossing Powder
Crafty Secrets Image

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