Monday, October 24, 2011

Guest Designer for Mr.Cricut Crazy

Guess who got asked to be Tuesday's Guest Designer for Mr. Cricut Crazy??? Give-up.... okay it's ME!! Can you believe it???!!! I'm so honored. Here's a sneak peak of my card... of course you can check out my design in more detail over on my youtube channel @ www.youtube.com/brooknrich or I will be linking to that video as soon as it is public RIGHT above this post!! 
Using Dads, dads stamp set, divine twine in brown, and Ranger ink (all from http://www.mrcricutcrazy.com/), Vintage Photo distress ink, and stampin' up papers in Early Espresso and tempting turquoise. Please check out the video:
Thanks Tanner so much for allowing me to showcase your WONDERFUL stamps and twine and allowing me the honor of being a guest designer. Thanks so very much!!!
Hugs everyone and have a Terriffic Tuesday!!!  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Check out "My Unity Place"....

Ladies, you've seen me share and RAVE on Unity Stamp Company.... now you have to check out My Unity Place @ http://www.myunityplace.com/. From photos to videos and even a forum and chat, My Unity Place is such a fabulous way to get in on some amazing inspiration, find out about sales at Unity Stamp CO. and even get in on fun challanges to boost your creativity. I have to tell you that I'm in AWE of their October KOM stamps. Celebrating HOPE and friends and even breast cancer support. The whole group of ladies who take time to create stamps to support any and EVERYthing that we think and do is awesome!! I'm also excited to tell you that even if you aren't a kit club member (and I promise you that you will be after this) you can purchase the KOM stamps this month!
Please take the time to stop by their blog: http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.com/ and shop their amazing website: http://www.unitystampco.com/default.aspx. Right now their having a HUGE pre-holiday sale with over 52 stamps on sale.

Unity has done an amazing job teaming up with TONS of designers like Echo Park, Bella Blvd, Iron Orchid Designs, Webster's Pages, and TONS more.

 I hope you can check them out ladies. I am a firm believer and customer to Unity and want to spread the word so everyone can find and enjoy their stamps. :) Lots of hugs and blessings ladies!

Brook <3

Friday, September 30, 2011

World Card Making Day is tomorrow!

Hi ladies, I hope you're having an amazing Friday. Tomorrow is World Card Making Day so I hope you all make some time in your weekend to scrap some cards. Think about who you can bless by sending a card to. A teacher, friend, Pastor, parent, neighbor, your local business or bank, etc... There's so many people that we come in contact with everyday who would be blessed by us surprising them with a handmade card. Take this time to start your Christmas cards or even get a jump start on birthday cards and "thinking of you" cards. It's always nice to have a stash for those quick moments when you need a card but don't have time to make one. It's a lot easier sometimes to grab one from the store, but think of how neat it would be to give a handmade one. I love to keep a stash of "just becuase" cards and other sentiment cards for those days or moments when I need one really quick.
World Card Making Day is the chance to take some time out for ourselves and just scrap!

Big hugs ladies and I can't wait to see what you've created! Check my blog later tonight and tomorrow for some of my cards!
~Brook

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In memory of Ali Grace Rhinehart

Hi everyone,
 My daughter and I are working on an album in memory of our sweet little poodle Ali. Ali came from a puppy mill where they were breeding a mom with hip dysplasia and joint issues. We didn't know until Ali was about 16 weeks old that she inherited the joint issue and was born with no knee caps. We had a year (per vet advise) to give her a surgery to put in artificial knee caps. As time went on she grew weary and eventually wasn't able to put weight on her back legs at all. We even had her a cute little doggie wheel chair. Upon rechecking with the vet, her bones had fused together and even with surgery, there was no guarantee that Ali would walk again. Her life was short and as the days grew longer Ali had more bad days than good days. We were blessed beyond measure to have her in our life for 18 months and she brought our home unconditional love and acceptance, a sense of gratitude and forgiveness, and made our home so happy during her time with us. We were blessed to be able to give her our unconditional love and acceptance and make her short life here with us the best ever.

 Thank you Ali for the love, the puppy licks, the laughs and even the tears. We'll keep you in our hearts forever.

Here's the layout finished layout I created for one of her pictures. If you'd like to see me put together this layout you can check out my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/brooknrich for more details.

 Thanks everyone!
Lots of hugs and blessings,
Brook

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stampin' Up (Guess who)

Alright ladies, guess who decided to join the Stampin' Up team.... I'll give you 2 guesses... ha ha. ME  ME ME!!! I'm actually getting it all together tonight, and thanks to Mrs. Juanita for being so patient and spending HOURS tonight on the phone with me she'll be my sweet up line. I'm so excited!!!
So- if you're in the market for a demonstrator or someone to purchase from, give me a call or e-mail me.
I'll give you my website info as soon as I get it.

Love ya'll and huge hugs and many blessings,
Brook

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Flower Card I made:

Hi ladies, I wanted to share with you a picture of a card I made today. I made this for my friend~
 Let me know what you think. I've been playing around trying to design some new flowers this week and I just fell in LOVE with these.

Have a fabulous week my friends and be blessed!
Love,
Brook


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BEAUTY wall hanging piece for Angieb43's swap on youtuve

Hi Ladies,
I just wanted to share with you my BEAUTY piece for Angieb43's wall hanging swap over on youtube and her blog @ Angie's Blog. The challange was a 6x6 chipboard piece decorated using G45 papers, the theme is "What Beauty means to us", and it had to have a photo mat on it. Beauty to me means "Vintage". Vintage is something that is cherished, never goes out of style, and can mean something different to the eye of the beholder. I hope you all enjoy and be sure to check out Angie's blog and youtube channel Angie's YOUTUBE channel.

Here's the link to my video:
Brook's BEAUTY wall hanging piece

Have a great and very blessed week my friends!
HUGS!!
Brook

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Entry for Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch with a TWIST Challange:

Our challenge today over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challange was to create a "NEW" layout or card using a sketch w/ a twist. The sketch is posted below and the twist was it needed to be *MONOCHROMATIC*. Yeah.. how fun was this!!!
Here is my entry, I hope you all love it.

 Forever Yours


  .......... And here is the sketch we needed to follow (pretty much). We were allowed to switch it or turn it but needed to be close to this.




Have a blessed day ladies!
*heart* Brook

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weight loss journey: Day 1

I'm doing a weight loss challange on a website I belong to Scrapaliciousleo's A lil Scrap of Heaven. She's issued a weight loss get healthy challange from today until April 11, 2011. We needed to do a starting video or picture date stamped from today so here is my beginning video and weight. I will be updating my journey either everyday or every two days so if you're interested in keeping up to date with me check back for update videos.

DAY 1 Weight loss challange Video

Hugs ladies, have a great week!!!
Love and blessings,
Brook

Thursday, January 6, 2011

12 month layout challange

Christina with Creations with Christina challanged her blog followers to join a 12 month layout challange this week so I decided to join. Her layout really inspired me to get back into doing layouts. I used her layout for inspiration and tweeked it a bit.
So... here's my 1st layout for Jan 2011. I am going to do an album of my family during 2011. Hope you all join her challange and get back to layouts!

Hugs ladies and have a great week!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

An award and paying it forward and 8 things you didn't know about me:

AN AWARD & PAYING IT FORWARD

Hi ladies, I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year. 2011 is going fantastic so far for our family. God is really blessing us and giving us a lot of provision. I'm so excited for what 2011 holds for my family, Creataive Endings, and my friends. I must send out a HUGE thank you and BIG HUGS to Sonia,  The Archiving Angel, for awarding me the fabulous "stylish blog award".

I really find a lot of inpiration in Sonia's blog and I hope you all will check it out. You will enjoy her style, family, scrappy happy creations just like I do.
When you are awarded this blogger award you get to share with your followers 8 things about yourself that they probably don't know. So here it goes:

1. God has called my husband and I to adopt a child.
2. I am amazed at the love that our Heavenly father holds for his children. I have been a Christian for 21 years.
3. My dream is to visit Ireland and Australia and share the word of God.
4. During 2011 I hope to hold a few Crafty Creations classes in my area.
5. I can't fall asleep unless I have my "silky". (A scrap of fabric that is red and silky)
6. I've been to 8 different states and moved 9 times in 7 years.
7. When I sit down to scrap, I always have to have an orange gatorade with me.
8. The longest time I've scrapped at my desk in one day is 9 1/2 hours.

I am going to pay it forward and offer this amazing blogger award to a few ladies that I think are just amazing. These ladies work so hard on their blogs and they are all filled wtih joy, love, inspriation and FUN. Please check them out!!!

Julie (Jules) from The Jule Box
Melanie from Scrappy Mel
Wendy from Living Creatively
Lauren from Lauren's Creative

These ladies are such amazing crafty ladies, mom's, wifes, and some of my sweet friends that I couldn't imagine my creativity to be at it's best without their blogs, friendships and sweet virtual hugs!!!

Have a GREAT Sunday ladies and many many blessings and BIG HUGS!
Brook