Monday, November 9, 2009

Tag Tuesday - No Paper!!

Last weeks TAG challenge over at was no paper.
Louise wanted us to create a tag without using ANY paper ANYWHERE! That means you have to create your tag out of something other than paper.

I used corrugated cardboard as the tag. I painted it with Tim Holtz crackle paint (peeled paint). I used copper dabber paint on the edges.

I stamped a butterfly on acetate, embossed it and then alcohol inked it. I cut it out and pop dotted it onto the tag. Stamped a sentiment and added stickles.

Unfortunately, the pictures do not do it justice. It really came out cute.

I want to thank everyone who has been soooooo sweet to me during this very difficult time in my life. Your cards, your e-mail, your thoughts and prayers have all been truly appreciated.

Love and Happiness to everyone.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My wonderful Daddy...

I am sooooo saddened to dad died yesterday. He died at home surrounded by his family that LOVED him so, so much. He seemed to go peacefully.

I want to thank everyone who has been praying and sending me well wishes. I so appreciate all of you.

The next few days, I think will be the hardest, but I have to stay strong for my mother.

I am hoping that soon, I will be able to get back to my scrapping. That is truly my therapy.

Again, thank you everyone for all of the support, that you all have shown throughout this extremely hard time.

Love to all of you.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I've been spotlighted on Deux Shabby Chic

OMG, Tiffany and I were spotlighted on Deux Shabby Chic's blog. Not only were we spotlighted, but we got presents too.

Arlene and Bona are two of the nicest, sweetest and most generous ladies I know.

Please go to their blog and read about us.

Love to all of you, ~Brenda

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

GGS - August trade album done, check it out...

Hello everyone... I finished my GGS August Trade Album. This is going to Stephanie B. in Texas. (Thank you for being patient with me this month, Stephanie).

My dad has been battling cancer for some time now. Today was our first day with Hospice and it went very well.

Ok, ok... here is a slide show of my mini...

Blog Candy Alert

Run...don't walk... on over to Laura's Blog and check out her blog candy

See Laura's blog for details.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Been missing in action...

Hello everyone, so sorry that I have been MIA.

My dad has been battling cancer for some time now, but unfortunately the cancer has now taken the lead. Dad has been a real fighter throughout this whole terrible experience. Today my dad finally gave in to having HOSPICE come in.

I want to thank everyone for all your kind words and prayers. They have really meant alot to me.

I am sooooo grateful that I found scrapping (and my favorite mini albums) just a few months ago. It has been my therapy.

It is September 3rd and I am putting my final touches on my GGS August Swap. I have e-mailed Stephanie B. to let her know that (due to the holiday) I will be putting it in the mail to her on Tuesday.

I don't know what the next month is going to, I have let Marion at GGS, Bona and Arlene at DSC and Kathryn at Life on the Scrapbeach that I will not be swapping for the month of September. I hope to be back in full swing in October.

I will post pictures of my mini for Stephanie as soon as I mail it. Thanks again everyone. I love all of you. ~Brenda

Monday, August 3, 2009

Take a 4 minute breather for yourself...

Hello my friends...

For those of you who do not know, my best friends, my mother and my father are BOTH going through some serious health issues. It is both emotionally and physically exhausting. I try to stay very positive. I do affirmations everyday and I keep a gratitude journal. Both have helped a great deal. This morning on Youtube there was a quick 4 minute relaxing up beat video. I strongly suggest everyone take a 4 minute breather and watch this video. ~Brenda

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Arlene's Wonderful Blog Candy

OMG!!!! Wait until you see the blog candy Arlene has on her site... Go see:

Thursday, July 30, 2009

slide show - GGS July Trade album

I need 5 more hours to every day and 2 more days of the week (with the rest of the world standing still in time). Here is a slide show of my July GGS trade album that I made for Melanie. Hope she likes it.

Monday, July 27, 2009

GGS - July Trade Album Done...

Just finished my trade album for the Girls Gone Scrappy Club for the month of July. The album is going to Melanie. Members of the GGS will remember, Melanie has been in the hospital. I contacted Marion to try to get an update on her condition, but she didn't know either. I will include a note with the album and ask her to give us an update on her health. If she responds, I will forward the info.

I will take and post pictures tomorrow.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bona's Pink Blog Candy

Hurry over and check out Bona's Blog candy and while you are there, check out her AWESOME work. Don't forget to watch her amazing videos on Youtube.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I will be away for a few days...

Just a quick note to let you know that I will be away for a few days. Will be enjoying the holiday in Block Island on our boat. No internet. :(

Happy 4th of July to everyone.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4 cent prints - one week only

Had to share this link.

One week only. Hurry over and check it out

Monday, June 29, 2009

My first slide show

I am attempting to publish my first slide show. My June GGS swap album. The album ends up being 18 pages (including the inserts). I now realize that my album is out of compliance. I will do better next time. After starting the project, I realized that it was bigger than it was suppose to be, but I did not want to start over (again).

I sent this album to Kim today, but I would like to dedicate this album to Kathryn. It is a paperbag album similar to the one that she made a video of. I have been watching and corresponding with Kathryn since way back when, well before she even started her blog. Kathryn has been a WONDERFUL inspiration for me. She makes everything look soooooo easy, that I wasn't afraid to try different things.

Now that I am a member of Girls Gone Scappy, I am inspired everyday. These girls are ALL so talented. (Check them all out - look at my blog roll) You won't be disappointed.

Ok, wish me luck with the slide show... if all goes well, I will post more of my projects.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I Finally did it!!!

I finally did it!! I started my blog.

Stay tuned...