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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).

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...

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