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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, January 23, 2016

 Hey Everyone...

Thanks for visiting me after visiting Deirdre.

It is an honor to be hopping as a past Growing In Unity girl.  Sadly...I didn't make it in time to be a GIU girl this year :(  I'm so sad.  Maybe I will get lucky for 2017.  Yuck.  Just saying that sounds horrible...2017!!!  Maybe it's because 2016 just started?  LOL.  Anyway...I hope you enjoy my two project I have for you on this hop.

One of my favorite Unity stamp sets is from their All Day Pass set (the tickets).  I cannot remember the name of the chair and umbrella (I can't find where I put it away at) and the flip flops are from Flip Flop Happy.  I stamped those on a shrinky dink sheet to make them into charms.
Next I made a darling card to welcome a baby into the world by using two sets.  The bunny and flower is from the "Little Bunny for You" and the sentiment is from another ADORABLE stamp set "Sweet Elle".
I'm still in the process of making another card using Elle...but I have had to run my hubby to doc appts from a car accident he was in.  He's fine.  Just has pain in his shoulder and collar bone.  (The accident wasn't his fault...thank goodness and no one else was injured)

Next up is Cynthia.  Be sure to leave me a comment to win.  And GOOD LUCK!!!

Amanda Rhodeshttp://salnclts.blogspot.com/
Corrie Wagnerhttp://corriescrafts.blogspot.com/
Pam Stanghttp://mustangcreations.blogspot.com/
Katie 'Salley' Schneiderhttp://katherineshandmadecreations.blogspot.com/
Natalia Cazalshttp://eatseemake.blogspot.com/
Kapree Clark http://kc-consultant.blogspot.com/
Deirdre Smithhttp://glitteredroses.blogspot.com/
Sheryl Kemperhttp://igottacraft.blogspot.com/
Cynthia Olheiserhttp://stampinalaska.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Winner Winner Late for Dinner...

Hey everyone...

My sincerest apologies for not posting the winners for the week of my Growing in Unity on the GIU facebook site.  I thought I had posted an announcement a few days ago as well, but we have been having crappy wifi connections and I time out constantly.  But we have fixed that with a signal boost...hopefully.  YAY!!!

Anyway...this winners from my week are:

MariLynn DeGroot 
Denise May
(they were notified individually on Tuesday following my week)

CONGRATS Ladies and thank you EVERYONE for all your sweet comments.

Happy Holidays to all and Happy Crafting.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 5

Well, it's my last day.  And I'm exhausted...with Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping.

This last group of goodies are some easy little mini gift cards/tags.  I spritzed the background with Smooch Spritz.  Then stamped the owls from the Hoot Hoot Hooray set.  The sentiment is from a group of stamps I won a looooong time ago.  I lightly colored in the owls with colored pencil and added a strip of washi tape to the edge.

I hope you like my project and enjoyed all of the weeks projects of all things owlies.  If you haven't left a comment on my other blogs, make sure you go back and check them out and leave comments.  I will pick two names this weekend and winners will be announce around Monday or Tuesday.  Happy Holidays everyone!!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 4

Today's project is a Christmas card using the owl from the set Going to be Owl Right.  The sentiment is from Foxy Christmas.

The image is watercolored.  I covered the background paper with some vellum so that it won't be overwhelming for the actual focus of the card...the owl.  Then added a few die cut snowflakes, some washi tape, and gold twine.  I really love how this turned out.

Hope you liked todays card.  Don't forget to leave a message for a chance to win 25 random stamps.  2 winners will be picked.  Good luck and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of my Growing in Unity projects "All Things Owlies"

Below is a tag/ornament created from wood laminate sample chips I got from Home Depot...for FREE!!!

I stamped my Decorate My Life image and watercolored it.

I then added pearl drops to her collar trim and hat trim.  I also added some clear crackle dimension to the heart.  I colored the bell gold using my gel pens and added dots of white with my white gel pen.  After everything was dry I Mod Podged my image and my "winter wonderland" die cuts to the wood chip sample.  I then added some dimensional embellishments after it was dry.

I shredded up my MayArts Ribbon for a different kind of bow.

For the back of these, you can cut out a piece of cardstock and attach it with adhesive of your choice so you can write a message on it or just to cover up the chip description sticker.  It's kind of hard to remove so covering it would be better.

Or you can hang this as a cute ornament for your Christmas tree.  The possibilities are endless.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and it gave you some inspiration.  Don't forget...leave a comment for a chance to win 25 stamps.  TWO random people will win.

Have a great day and rest of your week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 2

Happy Tuesday.  My project today is a wooden tag with a fussy cut stamp image of the Owl Have No Doubt stamp.  I watercolored this beautiful girl and added some burlap behind her and added a cute egg shaped butterfly acrylic sticker.  Now that I think about it...a couple of beads on the jute would be really cute!!!  Take a white paint marker and write on the back and attach to a gift!  How cute would that be with a burlap bow?

I hope you like my small little project for today.  Come back tomorrow for a really COOL idea.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win 25 random Unity Stamps.  YAY!!!!  There will be TWO lucky winners.  GOOD LUCK and have a great day.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 1

Welcome to my week of Growing In Unity.  My theme for you guys will be all things owls.  I just absolutely LOVE owls.  They are fascinating birds of prey.  Did you know that owls are the ONLY bird with soundless flight?  Yep.  Their feathers are completely silent during flight.

Anyway...for this project (which I completed in late summer), I simply took a nice flat river rock...stamped it with Staz-On ink...and painted it with Acrylic paints.  The background sky and grass is painted with glitter paints.  After the paints were dry, I sealed the rock with a sealer and placed it along the edge of the stepping stones.  I'm going to add more like this to create colorful rocks along the path.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Don't forget to leave a comment to win!!!  And come back tomorrow to check out my next project.