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I am a stay-at-home mom. I have been married to my handsome and wonderful husband for over 13 years. He's a great provider but doesn't really support my crafting hobby. I have two wonderful boys. My oldest, Garett, is 23 and is in the Navy. He's been in since 2009. We are very proud of him. My youngest, "DJ", is 13 and in the 7th 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), and a Chiweinnie (Lily).

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Howdy!  Here I created a card using the colour scheme for the {be inspired} challenge.  The stamps I used were the Birds of a Feather.  I love this adorable set of birdies.

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy As You Choose

Happy Friday everyone...

Well, before I had mentioned something exciting that was in the works....

and we have finally launched it.  Who is "we" you may ask?  Well, a few of us AWESOME ladies that you know and love have come together to form a fun and exciting crafting group.  Pam Stang, Terri Burson, and Yours Truly have formed Mountain Plains Crafters.  I'll explain more about it after I show you my card.

I love this stamp.  The sentiment can't be any more true.  I wish more people in this world would think like that instead of thinking that happiness should just fall in their laps.  It really irritates me when some people surround themselves with negativity and demonstrate negativity and then wonder why their lives are not enriched and happy.  Go figure.

My flowers are Prima Flowers (found them at Tuesday Morning...CHEAP!!!) with some half pearl gems I placed in the centers.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my card.  If you are interested in our new community blog...please keep reading.

We created this group for a fun place to go and share your work, tips and tricks, participate in contests, challenges, games, or whatever.  Most will have prizes...some won't.  It's all about the FUN of it all.  Since this is SO new...we have a handful of TOTALLY cool vendors that will be sponsoring us.  And not just ANY vendor...people you have heard of.

For our FIRST prize-based challenge we have an EASY one.  All you need to do is go to our facebook page and "like" us.  Just CLICK HERE.  Then go follow us on our blog by CLICKING HERE.  Once we reach 100 likes on facebook and 100 followers on our blog, we will have a drawing for each site.  TWO lucky winners will be drawn and announced after we reach our goal.

NOW....for some MORE great news.  We are looking for 2 or 3 more design team members to join our small but exciting group that we are certain will be a blast to be a part of.  If you are interested...please send us pictures of your favorite work or links to your blog pages to mountainplainscrafters@gmail.com.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Easter is a coming....

I love Easter.  My birthday is usually around Easter.  I always have fond memories of colouring eggs with my mom and couldn't wait till the next morning to go hunt for the eggs the Easter Bunny hid.  And best of all....THE CANDY!!!!  LOL.

Sadly...my kids never took an interest in dying eggs so that tradition was killed off pretty quick.  But when I have grandkids (no rush), I look forward to trying it out with them.

So the stamp I used was the Itty Bitty "Pretty Easter Find".  The grass is a die cut from My Favorite Things. I cut it out in white and coloured it with my copics. The bunny is from Impression Obsession and the basket is Memory Box. I cut the handle off the basket and then reattached it once I placed my cut out image of the "Pretty Easter Find". It was a little time consuming but fun. The grass paper is from DCWV and the cloud is from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan by American Crafts. You can find the stack at Tuesday Morning. It is FILLED with adorable papers.

You're Too Sweet

Happy Friday everyone...

Here's a really cute card I made for my FWF challenge today using the Berry Sweet Moments.  I used Glossy Accents to give the berries a gloss and add dimension.  I coloured in the berries with Copics and gave the sentiments some shimmer with Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by...hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Life is Good at the Beach

Beach vs Mountains

Oh how I miss the beaches.  My mom used to love to go.  I loved laying on the warm sand...on my belly...closing my eyes and listen to the roar of the waves and the sound of the seagulls.  I want to visit the beaches again.  But just visit.

I love the mountains.  The crisp clean cool air....  The beauty...the smell of the pine trees.  I love Colorado and I wouldn't trade it for anything....

Stamps used:  Itty Bitty's - It's All Good and Flip Flop Happy (shrinky dink charm), and All Day Pass.

Have a great weekend...and for those that are visiting the beach!!

Beautiful Birthday

Happy Friends with Flair Friday

I'm so excited for this week...so many new things happening.  I'll post more about it next week when we get our poop in a group...but it's coming along nicely.

My card for this week is a birthday card using Donna Downey's Insightful Meadows, the butterfly from the January 2014 KOM, and the Happy Birthday from the single little phrases.  I stamped the butterfly using VersaMark Dazzle Watermark Ink and embossed it with clear glitter embossing powder.  I love this embossing powder and will be very sad when I run out as the company is no longer in business :(

Anyway...I hope you enjoy your weekend.  We are supposed to get snow tomorrow after having a nice day of 60 degrees today.  LOL.  Take care.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wine and Friends

I thought I posted this card somewhere, other than SCS, but I guess not.  So I will make this my last FWF posting this week.

I made this card for my friend that was going through the separation from her husband.  I invited her over for some hot tubbing and she was bringing the wine.  Unfortunately, that didn't work out.  Hot tub water was dead and needed to be drained.  :(  I did everything to try and clean it but it was time.  And we only run our hot tub for the winter.

SOOO....we are going to have to get together and just have some wine and maybe a video to watch.  Who knows.  LOL

I'm very pleased with how this card turned out.  The stamps I used:  Wit & Wisdom Wine and the wine glasses are from the November 2012 KOM.