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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).

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Creating with Paper Pags at MPC

Wanna win a prize sponsored by Lawn Fawn, you get to choose a stamp set of your choice!  How "deer" is that?  Get it?  Deer?  Fawn?! Yeah, ok...I'm tired LOL!  So what do you have to do to get such a great prize?  First, make sure you "like" us on our Facebook page, then head over to Lawn Fawn on Facebook and tell them MPC sent you.  You don't have to, but they love to hear from you :)

Be sure and comment on one or all of our trivia questions throughout the weekend.  Only ONE comment per question, please. Each question you answer, earns you an entry!  Our design team has chosen the theme, "Creating with Paper Bags".  Yes, we're doing a little upcycling and making fun things with paper bags.  Be sure and visit their blogs and show a little love <3.
 Check in throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, answer the questions and we'll announce a winner on Monday.  The contest ends Sunday, May 3rd at midnight ET.   OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL

When I first learned about albums being made from paper bags, I admit, I was intrigued and of course, intimidated.  I love challenging projects but usually don't commit to lengthy ones.  But once I have everything planned out with papers, cardstock, embellishments, and theme...everything else after that seems to fall right into place.  But the best gratification of it all comes from two things:  taking paper bags that would have been bought as lunch bags and eventually thrown away and turning it into an album to cherish forever...AND, seeing the expressions on the recipients face when they page through it.  Or just hearing how they love it if I can't be there in person.  The following album was made for my nephew.  I used chipboard for the cover to give the album more of a rigid cover and something that will be durable throughout the years.

 Everything from the paper bag is used.  Even the bottom flaps of the bags become a page.

 The next group of photos are the "tags" or inserts that go inside the paper bags which open along the outer edges of the album.  These can be used for adding more photos, memorabilia, journaling, or whatever.

Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed my album.  Have a great weekend, Happy Scrapbooking, and good luck in the contest.  #nsd2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Appreciation Creation

We're having a challenge over at Mountain Plains Crafters today, which is to create a Spring Floral card in Appreciation of someone and put it in the mail to that special someone this week!  Plus, an MPC fan will win a nifty little prize offered up by our co-founder Pam Stang, so check our FB link above or visit our blog below for details.  You have until Thursday, Apr. 24th at noon EST to link an Appreciation creation to our FB page to qualify for the prize winnings.

I love Spring for the pretty flowers and the nice weather.  I don't like Spring because it's telling me that summer is on the way and I HATE the heat...so I enjoy every moment of the cool springtime weather that I can.  And while I enjoy the weather, I enjoy making cards for people who I love and appreciate the most.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Unity Stamp Co. and FWF

Happy Friday Everyone.....

Are you an owl fan?  Have you been watching any of the streaming live videos of owls growing up?  I've been watching the OKC OwlCam for quite some time and just absolutely love it.  And the little owlets are adorable.  So to thank their hosts for allowing them to video stream them, I'm going to send them this Easter card.  You gotta check them out though.  The female owl has made her nest in planter boxes on their window balcony.  The owlets are getting ready to fledge but they are hilarious to watch.

Anyway...here is my easel card:
The stamp set I used for the mom and dad owls was Total Cuteness and the sentiment is Everything Easter.

The little owls I had tucked away in a drawer so I'm not sure where these diecuts are from...but I used foam behind them to allow them to pop up.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Please leave me some love, if you will?  Thanks so much.  Have a GREAT WEEK.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Last FWF for February

Hey...this is the last Friday for February.  Can't believe how fast this year is already moving along.

Are you getting a head start on your Easter cards?  Hope so.  :)

This flip card is made using the Itty Bitty's "Pretty Easter Find" and "Hunny Bunny".  That bunny is SO SO cute.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Friends with Bunnies and Wishes

Happy Friday everyone.  I'm so glad it's Friday.  I'm looking forward to our big winter storm that's headed our way.  We are supposed to get a huge 10 to 12 inches of snow.  I wish we would get MORE lol.

I was feeling a bit Eastery so I decided to make an Easter card.  The stamps I'm using is "Lil Bunny Wishes" and "True Wishes". I love how the embossing turned.

Thanks for visiting.  Make sure you leave me some love or a comment.  Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

FPD Sketch Challenge Sample

Hey everyone...

I hope you all recovered well from the weekend and are ready to start your week with some crafty fun.

Fancy Pants Designs was so generous with sending us their products to play with and I LOVE LOVE LOVE their papers, embellishments, and the designs of them both.

Our challenge was to follow this sketch that Pam thought up and then to create a nautical theme to go with the AMAZING prize package that FPD has given us to give to one lucky winner.  All YOU need to do is follow the sketch.  But it doesn't have to be a nautical theme.

Since Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, I have been working on all my Valentine cards to send out.  So I thought I would incorporate a Valentine theme into the Nautical theme and came up something for my former Navy hubby.

I hope you enjoy my project inspiration and will create something wonderful to go with the wonderful prize.

Happy Crafting!!!!

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...