Sunday, March 31, 2013


Well I have taken a leap of faith and here is the new addition to my little band.  This is Bella...10 week old and 2 1/2 lbs.  She is just full of herself and very hard to get a picture.  Of course Maggie is having trouble dealing with the whole thing and continues to snarl and growl.  Any suggestions would be very welcome!  I am hoping that things will improve as the days go by but right now Maggie hates her!
I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter!  My family is coming for lunch and I'm looking forward to spending time with them!
Well that's it for me this morning.  We will talk soon!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday......

Good morning everyone.  Here we are at Wednesday again and I just love the fact I get to share another creation I have made for Heartfelt Creations!  I have had so much fun using the Sweet Serenity Collection this month.  The stamps, dies and papers have just made my head spin! 


I just love how this card turned out.  The sentiment and the little flowers arranged around it just remind me of Spring!  For Heartfelt Creations products used and instructions on making my card you can visit the HC blog.  Everything is listed there along with all the other gorgeous creations made for you this week by the other designers.

From the HC Blog: "Vote for your favorite Semifinalists: We would love to have you participate and vote your 5 favorite semi-finalists listed above. Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on April 13th, 2013.

Vote for your favorite Designers: When we announce a new design team call that also means that we have a tough time deciding which of the current designers continue on the HC design team. We are giving you the opportunity to get involved and vote for 5 or more of your current favorite design team members. You can CLICK HERE and submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on April 13th, 2013."

So take a moment and go vote for me as well as others.  It means so much to all of us and only takes a little of your time.  And you could win something too!  How cool is that?

Well that does it for me this morning.  It continues to be cold and snowy in East Tennessee and we are all wondering where Spring went.  I long for warm breezes and Spring flowers!
I hope your day is a good one and remember to "Breathe"!



WOYWW #199

Happy WOYWW everyone!  I have been absent for a few weeks; life was all in my way.  I've been super busy with projects and right in the middle of everything both my Yorkies got sick.  My Maggie was found to have an enlarged heart and she had fluid on her lungs.  She is doing well and her outlook is good for several more years.  They found the heart disease early.  My Abby girl got sick and was gone in three days.  I'm still reeling from the loss.  She was in stage 4 kidney failure and nothing to be done.  I'm doing better but it was very difficult for me.  We are now looking for a new puppy so Maggie won't get too set in her ways.    My desk is pretty neat today.  I actually cleaned it a little yesterday.  I took the picture late in the afternoon yesterday.  I have been looking back at some projects I have done in the past.  doing a write up for each project is very helpful as I tend to forget what I did.  Well that does it for me this morning.  If you would like to play along with us just head over to Julia's blog she has a place for you to learn all about this little bit of madness.  You just take a picture, post it on your blog and then go to Julia's blog and link back to your blog.  When you do this you can visit so many wonderful desks and see what everyone has going on.  You make new friends along the way too.  Then suddenly you are a part of something wonderful!

Monday, March 25, 2013

A simple tag.....

Good morning everyone.  Another Monday has rolled around and I'm here to share a simple little tag I made for Heartfelt Creations.  If you would like a list of products used and the instructions to make one of your own, just hop on over to the HC blog and have a look around. 
So what do you have planned for the day?  I'm making flowers, my favorite thing to do!  Also watching the weather around me.  Yesterday we started out with 60 degree temps then rain, thunderstorms, wind and now snow flurries.  Talk about a mixed bag of tricks!  Mother Nature must have a bee in her bonnet!  I'm ready for Spring and although it says it's Spring on the calendar the weather outside my window still looks like Winter.  We could use some drying out time and then maybe a little gardening would be in order.  I'm itching to get outdoors and play in the dirt!
Well this does it for me this morning.  No matter where you are or what you are doing, try and find a little time just for you and "Breathe".

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Bunny.....

Good morning people!  It's Friday and we are slipping into another weekend!  Our weather remains cool and wet; not very much like Spring.  But we take what we are given and keep marching on.

This morning I want to share another card I made for Heartfelt Creations.  I used the new Sweet Serenity Collection and find I have just fallen love with the stamps, dies and papers.  I hope my card inspires you to try some of these products.

If you like to see a list of products used and the instructions for this card, please hop over to the HC blog; everything is listed there.  While you are there have a look around, there is a lot of inspiration there!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.....

First off this morning join me in congratulating the Semi-finalists for the new design team at Heartfelt Creations.  I remember the excitement I felt myself and so I know you are all so very happy!  Good luck to each and every one of you!  I will try and visit each of your blogs and can't wait to see what you are doing!

Now for my card this morning:


Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3524 Butterfly and Bunny PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCDP1 Posy Patch Paper Collection

 Other Supplies: Spellbinders Dies (Venetian Motifs, Labels Four, Grand Labels Four, Fancy Lattice, Opulent Ovals, 5 X 7 Elegant Labels Four) Canson watercolor paper, Ranger Distress Inks, Stampin-up Sage Shadow ink, Memento Ink, Zip-Dry Glue, Flower Soft, Ranger Distressing tool, Glue, Prisma Color Pencils

 Instructions: Card Size: 5” X 7”

Make card base and cut a piece of the paper to cover.  Distress the edges of the paper and all color to darken.  Cut out all the die layers and attach to card base.  Stamp, color and cut out the flower petals.  Shape and add flower soft to the centers.  Cut out the swirls and while still in the die, add color.  Stamp and color the butterfly and fussy cut.  Glue to the card base.   Arrange flowers and swirls and glue them down.  Pick a sentiment from the paper collection; cut out and glue to the bottom of the card.
Why don't you hop on over to the HC blog and have a look around.  There is so much creativity there this week, I just know you will be inspired!
Well that is it for me this morning.  I'm off to spend a little time blog hopping and then on to chore time today.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Just Thinking About You.......

Here is another card I made for Heartfelt Creations.  I just love this little bird and the die is amazing!
Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3524 Butterfly and Bunny PreCut Set
HCPC 3523 Feathered Friends PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 731 Leafy Frame Die
HCDP1 231 Posy Patch Paper Collection
 Other Supplies:  card stock, Memento Ink, Spectrum Noir markers, Pro Markers, gold leafing pen, glue, ribbon, colored pencils, Ranger Distress Ink, watercolor paper, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
 Instructions:  Card Size 5” X 7”
 Stamp, cut out and color the Leafy Frame die, as well as all flower petals.  Shape the flower petals and glue together, add the gold leaf pen where you like.  Stamp and color the bird (I used colored pencils) and fussy cut the image.  Make card base; cut piece of the paper collection and tie ribbon and bow along the bottom.  Glue to card base.  Next I stamped the sentiment and cut out so it fit inside the center circle.  Glue to card base.  Add the flowers and the little bird.
That's it for me this morning.  I hope your day is filled with joy!

Friday, March 15, 2013

My Abby girl........

I have a hole in my heart!  There is an empty space in my life!  I have lost my Abby girl, my devoted friend of 11 years.  Those of you who know me, know I'm a big Yorkie lover and I have had two little girls for many years.  This past Sunday evening I fed Abby and she promptly lost her dinner.  From there on out she would not eat.  I watched her closely on Monday with  no improvement and on Tuesday we visited the vet.  She got a shot and some meds and a good prognosis.  We came home and Wednesday morning she was not improved; in fact she was worse and seemed to be in pain.  We went back to the vet.  They did some blood work and discovered she was borderline diabetic and in stage 4 kidney failure.  She was in so much pain and the vet said there was nothing he could do that she was dying.  Abby had always been my healthy girl; never sick and I was just in shock.  How could this happen with no outward signs? 
So I hugged her tight, told her I loved her and let her go.  I will miss her little face!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Introducing Heartfelt Creations Sweet Serenity Collection

Good morning and welcome of Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  We are pleased to present the Sweet Serenity Collection. This set includes a floral frame die, four new nature stamps, four animal stamps and some fun floral and typographical stamps. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by March 19th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $113.94

For the instructions for this card and a list of the products I used you can visit the HC blog.  All the design team members have been very busy and there is much beauty there this week.  You will be inspired I'm sure. 
That's it for me this morning.  I hope your day is filled with joy!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Easter......

Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a good weekend because ready or not here comes a brand new week!

I'm here to share a little Easter card I made this weekend.  I have had the little image colored for a week or so and decided it was time to finish her off.  I colored the image with Ranger Distress inks and I typed the sentiment and printed it off my computer.  Some pretty Spellbinders dies (you know me, I always have to have a Spellbinders die in use) and a pretty bow and you are all finished.

Well I hope your day is a good one.  No matter where or what you are doing, I hope you can just "Breathe"!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Life is better with you in it......

Good morning everyone.  I'm here this morning to share a tag I made for Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3519 Butterfly Medley PreCut Set
HCDP1 230 Sunny Day Paper Collection
HCD 730 Decorative Butterfly Corner Die
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die

 Other Supplies:  4 3/4” X 5 3/4" Piece of watercolor paper, Spectrum Noir Markers, glitter, copper embossing powder, Ranger Distress Inks, glue, Memento Ink, Scor-Tape, Lilly Pad dew drops, Versa Marker pen

Instructions: Cut our die and emboss with copper; glue it to tag base.  Cut a piece of paper to fit base and tear a section and roll the edges to form a V.  Emboss a section of the tag base where the torn paper will be and then glue paper to the base.  Use the Versa Marker pen and embossing powder to go over parts of the paper to give more dimension.  Glue on dew drops.  Stamp, color and cut out butterfly and adhere to the tag.  Find a sentiment that you like and cut out and tape to the tag.

 The pretty papers did most of the work for this one.  Hope you enjoy it. 

Well I'm off to visit some blogs and then back to play a little.  Hope you have a great weekend planned and that you have time to be creative!



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday....

Good morning everyone.  Can you believe another week has rolled around and we are turning the corner on another week?  Is it just me or is time just flying by?  It seems I just start one week and suddenly I'm facing another before I can turn around.  I am having trouble adjusting to the warp speed and need to have everything slow down just a tad!

This morning I have a card to share with you using the Heartfelt Creations  February release the Sunny Day collection.

I love the colors on this card and had so much fun working with the flowers.  All month long I have used this gorgeous corner die on several cards and have managed to cover it up or cut a hole in it or something and never give you a really good look at it.  It is a stunning die and I hope this card does a better job of giving you a good look at it in all it's glory! 
If you would like to read the products used and the instructions for this card, just go over to the HC blog and have a look around!  As always you can click on the design team member's names on the side bar of my blog and go directly to their blogs.  Go check them out; I know you will find something to inspire you.  Leave them a comment, we all love hearing from you!

WOYWW #196

Good morning bloggers!  Happy WOYWW!!  Now if you are wondering what the heck this is, just head over to the creator of this happy madness Julia's blog and have a look around!  Each Wednesday a group of crafters around the world take pictures of their work space and blog about it and then link their blogs and pictures to Julia's blog.  Then we can click on the links and visit each other and see what we each have going on in our lives!  It is a wonderful excuse to sit here at my desk and have an extra cup of coffee and catch up with everyone!  I have learned to clear my schedule for Wednesday as it takes quite a while to visit everyone I want and I've only made it through the whole list a couple of times!  Some weeks I start at the front of the list, others I start at the back of the list and sometimes I just go here and there all around the block!  So come join us and let's get started!

I've been coloring a little Magnolia image for an Easter card.  Lots of "stuff" lying around needing to be put away.
A pulled back view of my desk top and the closet in this room.  I put storage in there and love, love, love it!  There is a highboy next to the door of the closet that has stamps in it and there is a craft holder hanging on the side of it.  It's sort of like an over the door shoe holder but holds little goodies instead of shoes.  And of course what picture of my house can be complete with a picture of Maggie's bed!  But then she is probably lying on my sofa as we speak!

I love that I was able to put a lamp in that closet, else I could never find anything! 
Well that does it for me this morning.  I'm off to nose through as many blogs as I can today.  Hope your day is a good one and that you find time to be crafty!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pump and Bucket......

Good morning everyone.  I want to share with you another card I made for Heartfelt Creations using the Sunny Day Collection.  I love these images and can see myself using these many times in the future.  I absolutely adore that old bucket.  I envision my "Bucket List".  That would make a great card don't you think?
If you would like to havea list of all the products used and the instructions for making this card, just head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and everything is listed there.   There are so many gorgeous projects listed there this week and I just know you will find something to inspire you. 
We are cold and dreary here in East Tennessee.  Yesterday we had snow showers and a high of 32 degrees.  Winter is still with us I'm afraid.  I'm so ready for green grass, flowers and blossoming dogwood trees!  It can't be long!
I know this has been sort of short and sweet this morning, but I'm really trying not to be too long winded these days.  Have a wonderful day and as always try and find time to be creative! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Can you believe today is March 1st. and we are spiraling toward Spring!  I'm afraid I have cabin/Spring fever!  I want to feel the sun on my face and smell the flowers once again.  We have been having lots of snow showers and winds whipping and March is definitely coming in like a lion!  I have been doing some Spring cleaning a little here and a little there so that when good weather finally comes I can go outside and stay there if I want to.  I am an outside girl for sure and long to put my hands in the dirt and start my gardening!

This morning I'm here to share another project I made for Heartfelt Creations.  I love the February release stamps, papers and dies(the Sunny Day Collection).  They have been wonderful to play with!

If you would like the products I used on this card as well as all the instructions for making it, just head over to the HC blog and it's all listed there!  While you are there, have a good look around.  There is so much creativity and beauty there this week and I know you will be inspired! 

As always you can click on the names of the design team members and go visit their blogs!  Also don't forget there is an open design team call going on right now.  Jump in with both feet and give it a shot.  You have until March 16 to apply!  You can get all instructions and requirements on the HC blog!

Well that does it for me this morning.  I plan to spend the day in my craft room doing what I love!  What do you have planned?  I hope it's something wonderful!