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I am a stay-at-home mom. I have been married to my handsome and wonderful husband for over 14 years. Right now he's battling stomach/esophagus cancer. So I do my best to craft when I can. I have two wonderful boys. My oldest, Garett, is 24 and served 5 years in the Navy. He's been home since the beginning of the year (2014). We are very proud of him. My youngest, "DJ", is 13 and in the 8th grade. I have two Border Collie mix dogs (Koda and Rugu), one Calico cat (Hydie), one orange Tabby cat (Bosley), one Tea Cup Chihuahua (Gigi...I LOVE her sooo much), a Chiweinnie (Lily....sweetest dog ever), and a Jack Russell/Chihuahua (Connor....AAALL boy).

Friday, January 30, 2015

Last FWF for January

Howdy everyone...Happy Friday.

It sure has been awhile since I've entered into FWF.  I've just been so busy with my hubby and his cancer surgery/recovery.  I've made a lot of cards and crafts but haven't had a chance to really blog.

For my card, I used Phyllis Harris' Your Love Blows Me Away.  I just love this sweet stamp.  Windy days and holding balloons.  I remember that as a kid.

I did something a little different and that was to keep all of the image EXCEPT the balloons on the same paper piece.  Now the balloons are actually attached with thread "strings".

Well thanks so much for visiting me.  I still have my fundraiser site going to help my hubby and I out to pay our bills since he has been out of work since September and he is only getting 50% of his income.  The donations really help us out in getting some of our bills paid.  Thank you so much in advance for your help.
Click Here to help us with finances while my hubby recovers from cancer surgery...

Monday, January 5, 2015

The ADORNit and Mountain Plains Crafters Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for join me on a really exciting Blog Hop. Mountain Plains Crafters and ADORNit have teamed up to show you some exciting new products and what you can do with them. We have so many wonderful projects to show you.
This adorable card I made was created using ADORNit's "Art Play" Paintables. Special paper, like watercolor paper, with pre-printed images on it for you to color in using whatever medium you desire. With my image,  I used water color pencils. There was enough space at the top that it left enough room for me to add a name. So that's just what I did and it fits PERFECT!!  There are so many images printed on these 12x12 pages, you'll have something to last you forever.

For this project, we were given wood pieces to create with called Shaped Surfaces. We were also given sheets of 12x12 papers with printed phrases of ALL kinds called Prints. But this is one of my favorites. I mean what crafter wouldn't agree?  I painted the wood piece with blue to match the blue in "my" and "room"  and Mod Podged a doily that was my husband's when he was in the hospital for his cancer surgery (They were under his food cups). Then I also used the adorable fabrics we were given and stitched up some really cute and easy flowers to add with my other embellishments.

This was a very quick and easy project to make. I took my bottle cap heart and cut out some ADORNit Blender Paper that matched the colors in my picture.  I made the little flowers out of the yellow ADORNit fabric and the bow out of some ADORNit fabric as well. 

This is my absolute favorite project. I saw something similar like this at Pier1 and fell in love with it, so you can imagine my delight when I saw this in my Print package. So I made a trip to the home improvement store and picked up 9 large paint stir sticks, 2 small paint stir sticks, a couple of packages of eye hooks, and a piece of scrap moulding. I cut all the rules into strips and Mod Podged them onto my cut and sanded stir sticks. I used the small sticks as a frame in back.  Add little jute to hang it up with and a lovely bow made from ADORNit's adorable fabrics. 

Well that's it. Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired a lot of you to get out and get creating!!

My clue is L

Next up is the great and wonderful Pam

Click HERE to get back to ADORNit's Blog Page...if you get lost. 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

MPC Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  Thanks for stopping by. I have a couple of projects to share with you today using Unity Stamps and Tombow.
My first project is a cute gift berry basket I made using a template.
 I assembled it using Tombow'Extreme tape runner. This stuff is super strong! I used brads to decorate the basket and applied some super pretty quilled roses that Marilynn gave me using the Tombow Aqua liquid glue. Again, wonderful stuff. 

Lastly, I made a card and put the Extreme tape runner to the test against the burlap. I'm completely in love with these Tombow product. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Next up is the awesomeness of

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone. Today I am showing off my creation using the new Stamp of the Week stamp titled "Winter Forest". The second I saw this stamp, I knew right away that it HAD to be a shaker card. So that is what it became.

This image also reminds me of being up at my inlaws house in the Rocky Mountains. It's so peaceful up there.

I'm not sure why the picture shows my card kinda wavy, but it's not lol. 

Here is a short video of the shaker in action.  Enjoy :)


Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment before leaving.  One lucky hopper will have a chance to win Stamp of the Week for a WHOLE MONTH!!!  Next hop over to the next blog which is Christina!!!! But here's the entire list in case you get lost along the way. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thank you to EVERYONE

Hello FWF Peeps....

It's been soooo long since I have posted anything here.  I'm glad to say that I have finally had a little time to craft something.

My husband was recently diagnosed with stomach/esophagus cancer.  The beginning of it all is like a whirlwind under your feet...tests, xrays, labs, appointments...etc.  It's crazy and hectic...and overwhelming at times.  Especially when you run into troubles.

But here is my card I made in between all my busy time.  It's one of the MANY MANY Thank you cards I have to make for EVERYONE that has been so helpful to us.

It's from the set "Feelin' Owly"  The glitter and inked edge is Antique Linen from Tim Holtz.

Since my husband's diagnosis we have run into some financial issues and the biggest one right now is that our washing machine broke down in the middle of washing his clothes.  ALL his loose fitting clothes.  He just got out of the hospital after having a chemotherapy port placed and a feeding tube inserted.  He needs his loose fitting clothes and bedding washed.  So what funds I can collect will be used to get a new washer...hopefully ASAP.  The one we have is old and has been repaired 3 times.  Not going to repair it again.  So whatever you all can do to help...I would be EVER so grateful.  I cry each time I see a donation.  Thank you to those who already have.

YouCaring.com to make a Donation

Saturday, August 2, 2014

And the winner is....

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  You can go to Unity's Website and pick out TWO Itty Bitty stamps of your choice.  Then contact kelli@unitystampco.com.  She will get your prizes out to you.

Thank you again for following along and leaving such awesome comments.  I had a great time and look forward to it again soon.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 5

OH!!!  How sad.  My last post.  Christmas in July has come to an end.  I know that Friday is the 1st....but I'm writing this post on the last day in July...so it still counts LOL.

Here is a peek at my Friday project from WAAAAY back when I was a GIU girl.  Friday, August 12, 2011 - My Growing in Unity Project Day 5

Now here is TODAY's project.

This is Charlee Girl.  Watercolored using watercolor pencils of all sorts.  The ice was topped off with "Waterfall" Stickles and then I added some cute dimensional embellishments.  The snowman wants to join the fun.  LOL.

Thank you so much for following me and commenting on my projects.  I had fun doing the Christmas in July theme.  I hope it gave you ideas and inspiration.

Make sure you leave your comment.  I will be picking a name tomorrow (Saturday) and announcing it some time in the later afternoon.  Take care and have a GREAT weekend.