Monday, April 29, 2013


Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I spent the time playing in my craft room.

With a new puppy in the house I have gotten a little behind in my creating...I've been trying to get caught up and can almost see some light ahead!  An update on Bella...Bella Rules!  She and Maggie are becoming friends slowly and once or twice I have seen Bella sitting calmly as Maggie washes her face.  Also a kiss here and there, so it is happening at long last!  Bella is 3 1/2 months old now and still weighing in at a whopping 2 1/2 lbs.  She eats well but she is never still; she has found some things I hadn't seen in years!

The card I'm sharing with you this morning is a classic example of letting the paper do the work for you!  I just made a card base, cut out a piece of the gorgeous Delicate Asters Collection paper , stamp a sentiment, fussy cut a butterfly and your card is all finished.  You gotta love that for quick and easy!
Heartfelt Creations has some of the most beautiful papers and they enable you to make a card in a snap!

Well that's it for me this morning.  Have a great day and no matter where you find yourself or whatever you may be doing, I hope you take a moment just for you and "Breathe"!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

Good morning everyone. It's Wednesday again and time for me to share another Heartfelt Creations card with you.  So warm up your coffee or tea and get comfy and lets visit a little while.

Would you look at that, I made a manly card!  Not a flower or a ribbon anywhere in sight.  This Balmy Breeze collection lends itself to making cards for the man in our lives.  I love the ocean and these stamps, dies and papers are the perfect tools to making beautiful projects!

If you would like to know about the products I used on this and the instructions for making one for yourself,  just head on over to the HC blog and have a good look around.  There is bound to be something there that will spark your creativity!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ducks in Flight.......

Good morning everyone!  I'm here this morning to share another card I made for Heartfelt Creations.  The Balmy Breezes Collections offers you so many wonderful stamps and papers to make manly cards and projects.  This has always been hard for me because I love ribbon, flowers and lace.  Most men can just live without those things so this month's collection helps you achieve beautiful projects for them too!  If you would like to see the products I used and the instructions for this card, just head over to the HC blog and have a look around.  Everything is listed there as well as many projects from the other design team members.

My posts have been short and sweet lately and I hope you will bear with me.  Having an older dog and a brand spanking new puppy in the same house has been a real adventure.  It's like having a two year old around all day.  Bella reminds me of Abby (the Yorkie I just lost) in so many ways.  I just know Abby would approve!  But Maggie is just not so sure.  Each day is better than the last and things are beginning to get into a routine so I'm hoping to be more active here.  You guys are so kind and faithful and I just want you know you are appreciated each and every day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Good Wednesday Morning and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I'm here this morning to share another card I have made using the new Balmy Breeze Collection. 

If you would like to see the products I used and get the instructions for this card just go over to the HC blog and have a good look around.  All the design team members have been very busy and I know you will find something to get your creative juices flowing.
Well that does it for me this morning.  I hope your day is a good one and that you take a moment just for yourself and "Breathe".

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Monday Morning at my House.....How about you?

Life in the Brook's household is beginning to settle down these days, although it was touch and go for awhile there!  Now we are down to creating new games for each other and seeing which little doggie can be the loudest.  Let me just say, Bella can hold her own and runs with the big dogs! 
I've been struggling with a bad shoulder and sitting giving it a must needed rest and I have had the time to watch these two bond in a special way.  Don't get me wrong, there is still some rather ugly growling and snipping going on from time to time, but Bella doesn't seem to mind it much and has realized Maggie isn't really going to hurt her so when Maggie starts, Bella just backs up a step or two and barks and jumps right in the middle of Maggie's bed with her.  I cringe every time this happens but I'm also beginning to trust that Maggie is just doing lots of warnings and that's all.  Every now and then the sound changes and goes up in pitch and when this happens, Bella knows to back off.  Maggie is telling her, I've had enough, now go lie down! 
So I'm not getting to do much crafting these days.  Just a few cards for the design team and that is about it.  I just thought I'd give you an update on my two darlings and let you know things are beginning to get much better.
Well that's it for me this morning.  Hope your day is a good one.....even if it is a Monday!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Lighthouse Tag.....

Good morning and I want to say happy Friday to you all.  The weekend is just around the corner and I hope you  have great plans for it.  Warmer temps have come to East Tennessee and we are all enjoying the sunshine and beauty of Spring!
This morning I wanted to share a tag I made using the new Balmy Breeze Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I let the gorgeous paper collection do all the work here.  No stamping or coloring on this one.  If you would like the products used and the instructions to make your own tag, just head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and have a look around.  Remember while you are there to leave a comment to have a chance to win the whole release! 
Well that is all for me this morning.  I'm running a little bit late this morning and am off to get my second cup of coffee.  Have a great day and remember to "Breathe"!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Releases the Balmy Breeze Collection.......

Good morning everyone and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! 

We're absolutely delighted to bring you the Balmy Breeze Collection. Old world vintage has been combined with tranquil seaside scenes (including a rustic compass, beach chair, fantastic surf, beaming lighthouses) and the Balmy Breeze paper pack, composed of a neutral color palette of peach and mint hues. This set is perfect for the crafter that loves creating vintage projects or for the stamper looking to create a project for her favorite man.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by April 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $180.91

I just love this collection.  All my adult life I have been a huge fan of the beach and all that goes with it!  This collection just makes me want to go sit in the sun with my feet in the surf! 

For the products used and the instructions for making my card you can go to the Heartfelt Creations blog and find everything there.  Also there will be many other creations on display to get your creative juices flowing!  And don't forget to leave a comment there to be eligible to win the whole shooting match!  How wonderful would that be!

Well that does it for me this morning.  I hope your day is a good one and that you remember to "Breathe"!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bella Rules! .....And Maggie too!

Can you tell how full of herself Bella is?  She is wide open for awhile and then everything gets quiet and she is down.  It is like she just runs and runs and then just kills over for awhile.  She seems to be very smart and such a cutie pie!  Her ears are starting to come up and one is up and one down most of the time.     And what a sense of humor she has.  Here she is in Maggie's bed and has pulled a string off the towel while Maggie looks on barking.  Bella will stay just long enough to really annoy Maggie and then she is off to another adventure!
They are beginning to adjust to one another and have actually been seen sleeping in the same bed, but please don't tell anyone!  Maggie would never be able to live that one down!

Here Queen Maggie is back on her throne as Bella has moved on. 

We are supposed to have glorious sunshine again today with warmer temps.  I'm thinking Spring just might happen around here.  We are due some warm dry days and I plan to enjoy them!  Hope your weekend is a good one!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Evening Dock.........

Good morning everyone!  We have made it to another Friday and the weekend is just around the corner.  I'm here this morning to share a card I have made for Heartfelt Creations.

I really like all the layers and textures on this piece.  For the instructions and a  list of the supplies used head over to the HC blog and have a look around. 

Have you voted yet for the next design team?  While you are at the HC blog take a moment and vote for your favorite semi-finalists and also for your favorite designers.  We are all depending on you to vote us through.  Thanks so much for taking the time to do that!

Well that about does it for me today.  I'm off to do a bunch of chores and I'm hoping to see an hour or two of sunshine today.  We have had so little sun and each ray is a welcome gift around here!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Good morning everyone!  Another week has rolled around and today we are half way through.  That means I get to share something I have made for Heartfelt Creations.

I apologize for the terrible photo of the journal!  I tried everything I know to get a good one, but for me, it was just not meant to be.  I couldn't seem to get the light just right.  In life the colors are awesome and so soft.  I used blues, purples, pinks and golds.  I'm afraid in my photo, everything just looks washed out. 
If you would like to see which Heartfelt Creations products I used for this and read the instructions for the project, just head over to the HC blog and have a look around.  While you are there, if you haven't already, go ahead and vote for your favorite semi-finalists and also for your favorite design team members.  We all appreciate your vote and thank you in advance.  After all, if not for you guys, none of us would be here. 
Well that does it for me this week.  I hope your day is a good one and that you find time to create! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It's All About Bella!

As you can see, it is still difficult to get this little ragamuffin to be still long enough to snap a decent photo.  I had her to the vet yesterday for her new puppy visit and she is an astonishing 2.2 lbs of pure energy!  She is so funny and I have giggled so much since bringing her home.  Wish I could say the same for Maggie!  Although we did all sleep last night ... a first in these parts!  Bella has figured out Maggie is all mouth and she isn't really going to bite her but Maggie keeps insisting she is the biggest, baddest of them all!  So it can get rather loud here from time to time.  Now Bella has started barking back at Maggie which only adds insult to injury!

 But at least things are somewhat better on the home front!  Today Bella gets a bath in the hopes that a fresh scent will make her more like us! 

Be sure a visit tomorrow as I will be posting for Heartfelt Creations.  I've neglected  you guys the last few days but promise to be around more in the coming days.  If you haven't voted yet, please head over to the HC blog and cast your vote.