Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #334

Good morning friends and welcome to another WOYWW post!   I love Wednesday because I get to visit so many desks all around the world.  If you are curious about this blog hop just go over to Julia's blog and have a look around. Julia is our weekly hostess and the creator of this great get together of crafty people.  Come join in and become one of us!  Julia has all the rules and regulations listed on her blog.


There is not a lot going on here this morning.  I actually was doing a clean up when I realized I should go ahead and take a picture of my desk for today's post. I have been using the "push back" method and it was either put things away or have it fall behind my desk.  So before that happened and I had to go down on my hands and knees and crawl up under my desk and try and fish  things out of the black hole, I decided to clean a bit.  There is still a bit out but I do have space to work if I want to.  I've started a new mini album for one of my neighbors for Christmas and this is just the beginning of that.  I'm actually working on the front cover and need to make some poinsettia flowers and snowflakes to decorate this space.  I'm using traditional colors for this album and it will be tucked down inside a basket with cookies and candies.

I have spray glue and liquid glue, tape runner, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and 3 different tubs of glitter.  I apply glitter daily to my face and eyebrows...I think it is definitely a beauty treatment.  The package in the front is extra large hook and eyes from Dritz for making the closure on my mini!

That's it for me.  It seems I keep getting longer and longer winded and Julia I apologize!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop ..

Here we are again for our monthly Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  I love getting to see what the rest of the team has made as well and I can tell you there is a lot of talent on this team! Come follow along and I just know you will be inspired!

This month I used the Delicate Asters stamps and dies and made a spider mum.  I love this collection and use it often.  I love how each stamp and die can make several different types of flowers depending on your imagination!  
There will be a $25 gift certificate for one lucky person.  You must visit as many of the participating designers as you can and leave a comment on each blog because we never know from which blog the winner will be chosen.

If you arrived here from:Vicki Dutcher's blog you are right on track and your next stop will be:Alissa Wells' blog.

You have until Midnight, October 30th. to leave a comment on as many of our blogs as you can.  The winner of the $25 gift certificate will be announced on Saturday October 31st.  Good luck to everyone!

Participating DT Members
Vicki Dutcher

Supply List:
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
#85 Crystal Art Glitter
Design Paper From My Stash


Monday, October 26, 2015

Christmas Tag....

Good Monday morning everyone.  Seems like I just said that to you 20 minutes ago but here we are at the beginning of a brand new week.  I'm here this morning to share a Christmas tag I made.  These are great for slipping down inside a gift bag or even hanging on the tree.


I used Heartfelt Creations products and I love the pretty blue Christmas paper. The poinsettia is has been retired and replaced with different stamps and dies, but I still love the shape of this one.  I find that these stamps and dies are timeless as well as the glorious paper they create!  It's been a few years since I was on the design team but I'm still a walking advertisement for Heartfelt Creations!

Remember to come back tomorrow to share in the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  See you then!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WOYWW #333

Good Wednesday morning friends and welcome to my busy desk this morning. Each Wednesday a bunch of us crafters from all over the world get together and photograph our desks and blog about it then we link to Julia's blog.  Julia is the master mind of this lovely hop and she allows us to overtake her blog each Wednesday!  If you would love to join us, just head over to her blog and read all the rules and regulations posted there!


I went over to Sevierville, TN last weekend for a craft show and Heartfelt Creations had a booth.  We rounded the corner and there was a huge amount of people just jammed into this one little space.  I've never such a rush to one booth in my life.  All the other booths had 2 or 3 people and there was standing room only at Heartfelt!  Well I had been eyeing these butterflies since their debut but was reluctant to purchase them because I wasn't sure about the sizes.  So once I saw them in real life I snatched them up and ran with them!  Also bought a container of glitter and a tub of Gala Glitz in gold.  Love that stuff!

In the front of the picture is a new die I purchased from Crafter's Companion to use in making some of my Christmas cards.  It's a beautiful angel and is such an intricate die so you can get an idea of  how gorgeous it really is!  I'm not going into too much detail as I'm going to be showing you a finished card a bit later here on my blog.  Now onto the last new item sitting on my desk.  A bottle of Winsor & Newton water colour Iridescent Medium.  I heard somewhere this is an amazing double for the Wink of Stella everyone is raving about.  I purchased wink of Stella and do love it actually, but I also have this large bottle of Iridescent Medium sitting in my closet of shame collecting dust from several years ago.  I had forgotten about it and had to do a bit of digging to find it.  I gave it a good shake and poured a bit out and used a brush to paint onto a piece of cardstock and then I painted Wink of Stella right beside it.  Well Wink of Stella is probably the more glittery product, but I have to tell you this Iridescent Medium is a very close second.  Since I have this huge bottle of this product sitting on the shelf, I will be using it instead.  Trying to live on a fixed income can present it's challenges so I'm always trying to find ways to save money.  I'm sorry I can't give credit for this information but I really cannot remember where I heard this.

Now I'm off to visit the bloggers in the blog hop!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Red, White and Gold Christmas Card.....

Good morning everyone and welcome as we start a brand new week.  I'm here to share with you another Christmas card I made.


This card is really hard to photograph but is very pretty in person.  The flowers have gold on the petals and the white base has layers of gold and white.  A pretty embossing folder with snowflakes is a welcome touch and the pretty red flowers and matching bow are the icing on the cake.  I also used a Sue Wilson Die for the scalloped edge.

Cold weather has come to East Tennessee as we had frost yesterday morning and it's expected here again this morning.  The heat is on and I'm wearing long sleeves again.  Where did the nice Fall temps go?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WOYWW #332

Good Wednesday morning friends and welcome to What's On Your Workdesk. If you are curious about this and think you might like to become one of us, just pop over to Julia's blog and check it out.  She has all the rules and regulations listed there as she is the creator of this little get together of like minded crafters! We hail from all over the world and are interested in many forms of creativity!

This morning my desk is not very interesting as I am in between projects but here is another reason I get up each morning.  She is my constant companion and has become a huge part of my daily routine!


She was just getting up and starting her day and looks a bit like she needs a good brushing.  He little gown is made from a child's Onesy that I cut off and hemmed and it fits her perfectly.  I think I bought 0 to 3 months.  I wasn't sure about how she was going to take to this cause she doesn't wear dresses or anything but I knew she gets cold and likes to snuggle down under a quilt with me when we nap so I was hoping she would be happy about her gown.  Well she loves it and once I put it on  her, she snuggles down in her bed and goes off to sleep.

Well that's it for me this morning and I'm off to visit as many of the participating blogs as I can.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Scalloped Christmas Card......

Good morning everyone and welcome to another brand new week.  It seems the weeks are ticking off the calendar too fast to talk about and before you know it Christmas will be here!


This card is blue and white with pink and white flowers.  My camera doesn't like the darker blue and sees it as black.  Remember those picks I had sitting on my desk last Wednesday?  Here they are again after they have been glittered and added to this card.  Handmade pink and white poinsettia flowers and white scrunched seam binding adds the finishing touches to this latest Christmas card.  I hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed making it!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WOYWW #331

Good morning friends!  Wednesday has rolled around again and it is time to show you what is on my workdesk this morning!  If you are interested in becoming one of us just hop over to Julia's blog and have a look around.  She has all the details listed there.  We would love to have you come join us!


I had to make a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday to purchase some blades for my paper trimmer and came away with just a few little things.  Some pretty white floral picks that I envision cut apart and glittered to add to a card front for Christmas and a little bit of lace.  All the rest here on my desk is left over from another project.  Oh did you see my brand new Teal Grand Calibur?  I'm so happy to have this little lady sitting here.  My old one gave up the ghost last week and it had to go out in the trash.  I had used it every day for several years in my crafting life.  It was a work horse, so when it died, I couldn't really whine about it.  I started looking for the best price and shipping and think I found it so here it is, brand new with nice clean cutting plates!  I'm hoping this one lasts for a good long time!

Well that's it for me this morning.  I'm off to visit as many of you as I can!

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop.....



Good morning friends and welcome to the October "Hoarders Hop"!  It seems I have become a paper hoarder somewhere along the way.  When I first started crafting, I didn't use paper; I made my own backgrounds and that way I never worried about matching cause once finished with the image I just made my background match!  So through the years, like a true hoarder, I purchased and set aside.  When I came across this sheet of paper there were three coordinating pages so I took a deep breath and picked up my paper trimmer!  I love the beautiful coral, blues and tans and now that the deed is done, I feel so much better.  Now I have a gift from my heart for someone special.


The box below is all handmade and covered with the pretty paper and then I fussy cut the butterfly and made the little rose as well.

I also handmade the envelopes that fit the cards and now everything is tucked away inside it's own little box ready to go.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it!

You should be coming here from Jacquie's blog  After visiting me, hop over to Amber's blog next.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!  

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel 
Vicki Robertson
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak 
Pam Bray
Jacquie Southas
Glenda Brooks (You are here)
Amber Milone
Tracey Sabella
Donna Idlet
Bonnie Garby
Nancy Dynes
Wendi Robinson
Teresa Horner
Kathy Clement (on vacation, hop on to Barbara's Blog)
Jan Ennenga (on vacation, hop on to Barbara's Blog)
Barbara Rankin
Karen Zueger-Brownell (on vacation, hop on to Marisa's Blog)
Marisa Job
Christy Houser

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Winner of the Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Design Team Hop...

Wow, that's a mouth full!  The winner this month of the $25 gift certificate is:
Sandra Cary.  Sandra was chosen from Vicki Dutcher's blog.

Sandra you have 72 hours to claim your gift certificate.  Just email emmalou@heartfeltcreations.us and in the subject line put: "Winner of September Alumni Hop".

Congratulations to Sandra and we will see you all at the end of October for the next Alumni Blog Hop!




Friday, October 2, 2015

Pink Poinsettia Card.....

Good morning everyone and welcome to a soggy East Tennessee.  The temps are cool this morning and it has been raining for days.  I may be getting webbed feet!
This morning I'm sharing a Christmas card I have made and the Christmas card making begins.



First off, can I just say how difficult it is to photograph sparkle?  You have a gold background piece and then the snowflakes are glued to cardstock and then sprayed with adhesive and glittered.  Very pretty in real life but totally hard to photograph.  I also tied a piece of white tulle to go under the poinsettia and it isn't showing very well.  This is one of those cards that is just so much prettier in person!

Well it's Friday and we are skidding right into the weekend!  If you have plans, I hope you have great Fall weather!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dies R Us (GET YOUR "BOO" ON) Challenge.......

Good morning friends and welcome to the new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog! This is a very fun challenge and I've had so much fun playing!  I don't like "scary" Halloween so I made a cute tag card.  I used Graphic 45 papers and these great dies from Dies R Us!  You can visit the Challenge Blog and see what the other design team members have made.  I just know you will find something to inspire you!


Sue Wilson - Noble Dies - Classic Adorned Rectangle (unavailable)

Now get busy and create a project for this challenge and link to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  I can't wait to see what you create!  


Here's a quick review of the rules:
  • ENTRY LIMIT:  3
  • MUST USE DIE CUTS on your creation.
  • DIRECT link to your creation, not your entire blog.
  • LINK BACK to our DRU Challenge Blog in your post.
  • NO BACKLINKING (no creation made prior to our challenge posting)
  • No limit to sharing with other challenges.

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