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).
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.
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!!
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.
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.