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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).

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. 

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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.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 4

*Sigh*  Only 2 more postings left.  I'm glad everyone is enjoying seeing all my projects.  I enjoy seeing what everyone else comes up with too when posting on the Unity Show and Tell Facebook page.  I guess that's why I love to craft every day.  So much inspiration out there.

Anyway...my next project is a technique I saw on the Show and Tell page.  But I can't remember who it is again.  I masked off a section of the greeting card base and spritzed the background with three different colors of Smooch Spritz.
Then, I stamped my RolyPoly snow dude from the November 2011 KOM in the bare center.  I didn't plan on the birdhouse over-lapping the background spray but after I colored the image in with my Copics, it kinda looks like he's coming through a hole and the birdhouse is on one side of the opening.  Anyway...I added some Stickles for the falling snow and stamped the sentiment from the October 2010 KOM.  I really love this RolyPoly guy.

For yesterday's Shaker Ornament....it's really easy to do.  I just cut out a circle in the foam board then cut another circle in the center big enough for the image. This is when I placed my ribbon loop round through so that all the next layers will cover up the part going around through.  I glued some ribbon on the inside raw edge of the foam board to cover it up, placed acetate over the top opening and glued it down.  Cut out decorative paper the same cut as the foam board and adhered it over the top of the acetate surface.  Placed all my shaker goodies inside the back opening of the ornament then adhered my image to the back (making sure I have my glue very close to the edges of the opening to "seal off" any shaker goodies from dropping down and becoming stuck (I did this to both sides).  Then I adhered another backing to give it a nice finished look.  I used red cardstock.  I glued tinsel garland around the outer raw edges of the foam for a nice finished look.  Then I decorated the outside with my die cuts and embellishments.

Thanks for visiting me again.  Also....don't forget to keep leaving comments after every post for your chance to win Two Itty Bitty's of your choice.  So fun!!!  See ya tomorrow.  My last day :(

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Growing In Unity - Day 3

Happy Hump Day

Here it is Wednesday ALREADY.  I can't believe it.  Hope everyone's week is going great so far.  Mine is.  I've been selling a LOT of my destash crafting stuff.  I have been collecting so much over the years that I think they call it hoarding?  Anyway...I'll share with you the site I buy and sell from.  It's on facebook.

Here is my project for today....

I used the "You Melt My Heart" stamp and turned it into a snowglobe shaker ornament.  I used foam board and embellished the outside with Impression Obsession pine branches and a pinecone.  Then topped it off with some snowflake punches and a rhinestone.  The inside of the shaker is filled with sequins, Flower Soft and glitter.

Thanks for visiting me again.  Don't forget to leave a comment each day on my blogs for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty's of your choice.  You'll have till Friday.  Have a great day....

The facebook groups I buy and sell from are Scrapbook Deals and Scrapbook Bargain Basement.  Both of these sites are closed groups but all you need to do is request to join and they'll let you in...pretty quick too.