Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve!!!!!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a minute and wish you all a very SAFE, HEALTHY and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2013 has been a very good year for me. I have my health, I have been a design team member of a wonderful company Craft-DeeBowz and I have you, my wonderful followers.

I have great things in store for 2014, for my blog and my followers. Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks and I will fill you in. That's all I can say right now! You'll love it!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love to all! Brenda

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wish you tidings of great joy! I just wanted to pop in for a moment and send best wishes to you all, before it got too hectic.

Thank you for being such faithful followers and stopping by! Love to all, Brenda

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!..............Last Craft-DeeBowz Challenge!

Hi everyone! I want to share my last post for Craft-DeeBowz with you. I've really enjoyed being on this design team. It's been a wonderful experience for me and I feel I have grown so much this past year. I send blessings to the new design team. I know they will be and do wonderful things for Craft-DeeBowz.

My project is a 5X7 card, that can be used for Christmas, Winter or a Birthday card for someone who may have a birthday, this time of year.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hugs and blessings to all! Brenda

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas crafting and fellowship!

Christmas greetings, everyone! Nothing warms my heart more, than coming together with friends and crafting for the community.

The women's ministry of my church came together at our local Library, to create cards to give to the Meals on Wheels recipients. We had a wonderful time together, but most of all, just knowing we may put a smile on someones face for Christmas. This may be the only card some of them may receive.

Thank you, to all of the ladies that came out and made beautiful cards and shared a little time and love.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day! Hugs Brenda

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Craft-DeeBowz Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! It't time for the last blog hop of the year, for Craft-DeeBowz. I hope you all join in and have some fun!

The winner will receive their very own craft-deebowz bow making too. All you have to do is, hop in the order that is listed and leave a comment. Easy huh? Now, go get hopping!

The design team challenge was, Christmas, silver, blue and any bow type.

Rotation of the hop..........

Brenda  ( you are here )
Craft-DeeBowz ( leave your last comment )

This is my counter top tree. I made a cone shape out of thin cardboard, then decorated it. The snowflakes are made with a Martha Stewart punch, with a little bling in the center. The bow is made using the craft-deebowz bow making tool.

Thank you for joining in. I'm sure you'll be inspired by something you see during this hop. Hugs Brenda

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Alert! Alert!...............Craft-DeeBowz Blog Hop Alert!

Hi everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful? I just wanted to pop in for a minute and remind you all of the Craft-DeeBowz blog hop, coming up Wednesday December 4 th 10:00 p.m. EST.

Please participate and you may be a proud owner of your very own Craft-DeeBowz bow making tool. I have never been one to make beautiful bows with ease and confidence, but having the Craft-DeeBowz bow making tool, I have been able to do what I thought I couldn't do. Thanks to this great tool!

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget the blog hop! Hugs Brenda

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm feeling so blessed to have such great family, friends, followers and food! I couldn't let this day go by without letting you all know, how thankful I am for your love, support and following me on my crafting journey. Love and Hugs to all! Brenda

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Be thankful..............Craft-DeeBowz design team challenge.

Good morning everyone! It's pretty chili here in Georgia. I have coffee in hand as I am posting this. Today is my posting day, over at Craft-DeeBowz our challenge this month...........Our colors are Brown, Fall Orange and Cream. Our theme is Thanksgiving with a Multi Colored Bow.

Card recipe:
5 X 7 card base
layered with designer paper with oval cut out Spellbinder Ovals
layered with cream card stock  cut out and embossing with Spellbinder embossing folder
embellished with twigs and leaves by Memory Box
handmade flowers by McGill and Punch Bunch punches
stacked Multi Loop and Multi Colored bow created with Craft-DeeBowz bow maker

Thank you for stopping by and having a cup of coffee with me and checking out my card today. Remember to be thankful everyday! Hugs Brenda

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy Mailbox!

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend is going well? I just wanted to share what I received in my mailbox today. A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Memory Box blog hop and commented on each design team members creation..............Guess what? I was one of the winners of one of their dies. I am so excited and ready to use it. Below is a picture of the one I received.

Thank you for letting me share my happy mailbox with you today. Hugs Brenda

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy November!

Good afternoon, my blogger friends! Happy November and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend? I hope everyone has a good week.

My post this week, is to share my Fall card. I think this will be the one that travels to family and friends this year.

Card recipe

4 1/4 X 5 card base
Layered with designer paper
Cornstalk rubber stamp image onto the white c/s
Pumpkin die cut bottom right corner of white c/s
White stamped and die cut c/s layered onto designer paper
Bakers twine bow w/button
Thankful banner
Leaves added to top of pumpkin

I try to stay simple, when I have a lot of cards to create and get into the mail. I send out about 25 of them at a time.

I hope you like this simple Fall/Thanksgiving card. Thank you for stopping by. Hugs Brenda

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Blog Hop.............with Craft-DeeBowz!

Hi everyone! Welcome to our October Blog Hop. This is one of my favorite times of the year because I like the cooler weather and the colors of the season.

Our challenge for the blog hop this month is Halloween with using any bow type. I have to admit, this was a challenge for me. I'm not real big into celebrating Halloween. So with saying that, I hope you will like this 12 X 12 scrapbook page.

Please don't forget to visit every design team members blog and leave a comment. The rotation is as follows:

Brenda ( you are here )
Craft-DeeBowz ( leave your last comment )

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the hop! Hugs Brenda

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!..........Craft-Dee Bowz design team challenge.

Good morning everyone. What a nice brisk cool morning it is. I'm sitting here enjoying a cup of coffee with pumpkin spice creamer. Yum!

As you know, I'm on the design team over at Craft-DeeBowz and our challenge was to create anything but a card and use the colors black, orange and purple. Well, I sort of went off the normal grid and created a home decor item. My secret sister from church gave me a small artificial fall floral arrangement, so I decided to make it a little more festive for Halloween. I added raffia, wire and K& Co. pumpkins on skewers. Everything that was added to this arrangement can be easily taken out, once Halloween is over. Let's not forget about the bow I added. It was created using the Craft-DeeBowz bow maker and three different colored ribbons.

Don't forget about the Craft-DeeBowz Blog Hop coming up Oct. 9th at 10 p.m. est.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful creative day! Hugs Brenda

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October Blog Hop Alert!

Good Sunday afternoon everyone! I want to take just a couple of minutes and remind you of the Craft-DeeBowz Blog Hop coming up Wednesday night October 9 th 10 p.m. eastern standard time. We are having lots of fun preparing our projects for you, so please don't forget to join us.

 Everyone that participates and leaves their comments will be entered into a drawing to possibly win their very own Craft-DeeBowz bow maker tool. I look forward to seeing your comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for stopping by! Hugs Brenda

Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Favorite Things Exchange!

Good morning everyone, Happy October! I just wanted to take a minute this morning and share with you, all of the goodies I received from My Favorite Things Exchange

This is a blog I stumbled upon and I have been in-grossed ever since. I signed up for an exchange where you were to send an item or items that were your favorite things to craft with. It was a $ 5.00 minimum and there were six members in each group including you, so you actually only had to send out five. I had so much fun and it was exciting to receive all the different crafting things. My favorite that I sent out were, Buttons and Bling. Below, are all the items I received.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day! Hugs Brenda

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Wedding in September...........Using the Craft-DeeBowz bow maker.

Hi everyone! I just want to share with you, pictures of the corsages and boutonnieres for my niece's wedding. My sister called me up and asked if I would be willing to make them, and of course I said yes.

I mainly wanted to share this because of using the craft-deebowz bow maker for the bows on the corsages, giving you another way of using this wonderful tool.

Thank you for taking a minute to look. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Brenda

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Things that glow in the dark.............DT Craft-DeeBowz Challenge!

Hi everyone! I hope your week is going great and you are crafting and creating up a storm.

 I want to share with you the card I created for the Craft Dee-Bowz design team challenge. We had to create an orange and green multiple loop bow, fall theme.  So, I thought I would get a jump start on my Halloween cards.This is what I came up with.

If you would like the recipe to this card, please go to the Craft-DeeBowz page. Also, if you would like information on purchasing a craft-deebowz bow maker, that info will also be on the page.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hugs Brenda

Friday, August 30, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to School...................Blog Hop!

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Craft-DeeBowz blog hop. We have a lot of talented ladies on our team, but this month we have a guest designer Vicki joining us on this hop. We were given the challenge of creating something with back to school in mind. This is what I came up with.......................

 My granddaughter had her birthday and first day of school this past week , so with the hop in mind, I created this card/mini scrapbook page for her.
 Donna, with craft-deebowz supplied us with lots of ribbon and great embellishments from Recollections and Studio G.

and of course the project wouldn't be complete with out a bow using the wonderful Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool.

Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop. I know you will find a lot of inspiration. Don't forget to leave a comment on every one's blog to be eligible for the drawing of a craft-dee bowz tool of your very own. Your next stop should be Vicki and have fun hopping!

Rotation of the Hop
Craft-Dee Bowz ( leave your last comment )

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hello there...............A Craft Dee Bowz Design Team challenge!

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great week?

Donna over at Craft-Dee Bowz gave the design team a challenge with a sketch. Our colors to use were........Yellow, Red Black Plaid with any bow type, as long as we use our craft-deebowz bow making tool of course.

This is what I created:

The recipe for this card is posted on the craft-dee bowz website. Please go check it out. If you would like to order a craft-deebowz bow maker, just click on the bow maker on the top left corner of this page and it will direct you to the website.

Don't forget the Blog Hop August 14 th 10:00 pm est!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great week! Hugs Brenda

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Blog Hop Alert..............Calling All Hoppers!

Good morning everyone! I hope your week is going as well as mine, or maybe even better. I have really been enjoying these non rainy days. It's been hot, but no rain. Yay!

Now, onto why I'm really posting. I just want to remind you that we are having our Blog Hop August 14 th 10:00 pm est. So, make sure you pop on over to the Craft-Dee Bowz blog page and check it out!

Our theme for this hop is............Back to School! Imagine that! Lol! Donna, our beautiful team leader and owner of Craft-Dee Bowz has graciously supplied us with all sorts of goodies. Please come and join the fun over at the Craft-Dee Bowz Blog Hop August 14 th 10:00 pm est.

I look forward to seeing you there! Hugs Brenda

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Inspiration Thursday.............A challenge!

Happy Thursday everyone! This has been a good week. I had fun looking for some inspiration and I found a good one over at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com Go check it out! They have great sketch this week.

Anyway, here is the card I came up with.
This is a 5x5 beige c/s base
layered with designer paper
with an off centered wide strip of designer paper
spellbinder nestabilities shapes for left side of card
a strip of ribbon at top right with a brad tag
and of course being a design team member of Craft-Dee Bowz, I couldn't finish this card without adding a beautiful bow made with the wonderful Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker. Click on the bow maker tool at the top left corner of this page and you will be able to purchase your very own. It's a wonderful tool. I never make a bow without it! http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com 

Thank you all for stopping by. Have a great weekend! Hugs Brenda

Challenges entered:
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com ..................Sketch
http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com ................Anything goes
http://clpchallenge.blogspot.com ..............Sketch

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

Hi everyone! Can you believe it?..............Summer is almost gone already! I hope you all are enjoying family and friends during this time and making lots of memories.

I've really been enjoying my grandchildren and it's kind of sad to realize they will be back in school soon, then I want be able to spend as much time with them.

Today I want to share a first! I have never created a toilet paper roll mini album before today. I had a lot of scrap pieces of paper and ribbon and a lot of this and that, so I thought I would put it to good use.

I have several bows in this album, all of the bows are created using the Craft Dee Bowz bow maker. If you would like information on or how to order this wonderful tool, please check out http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com  Thank you for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to be creative in some way today! Hugs Brenda