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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).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cozy Winter

Unity's October KOM Sketch Challenge

Stamps used:
Stamp of the Week - Love at Home (Trailer)
October 2012 Kit of the Month (Deer)

Other supplies:
Chalk (edges)
Colored Pencils
Shimmer and Opaque Gel pens
EK Success Snowflake Punch
Super Sparkle Blue Diamonds Embossing Powder
Silver Beading Floss

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Halloween

I was soooo glad when I got my October KOM.  This is what I quickly whipped up....

The spiders are from an EK Success punch.  The spider web is actually made from a used dryer sheet.  The fence was cut out on my Cricut machine and of course the pumpkin and the "Happy Halloween" are the stamps from the October '12 KOM.

I added blue shimmer spray to the background paper to give a starry shine. And then edged the paper with a pigment white for a foggy look.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Fall

This card I created for the All About Pumpkins Challenge.  I used fall colored paper and stamped the leaves from the Harvest of Memories kit.  The acorns were from a grab bag that I bought from Unity.  And of course the pumpkins were from the Itty Bitty kit called Thanks, Thanks, & Thanks.  I added a piece of burlap to the back for some fall texture.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hang Out

Stamps used were from the July 2012 KOM from Unity.

Papers were from the Little Sizzles collection from Sizzix.

Phone cord was stiffened black embroidery floss.

After stamping "Let's Hang Out" I wrote over it with purple shimmer gel pen.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

3 Point Christmas

Stamps: Unity Sept. '12 KOM (Poinsettias)
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch and Pine Punch
Fiskars Circle Punch
Green glitter patterned paper and Burgundy Embossed paper
Silver Ribbon
Silver Sprig Pick
Handwritten Sentiment.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Think Pink in October

Unity October KOM Sketch Challenge

This card was made for my Aunt who is a breast cancer survivor.

Stamps used were from Unity's KOM October 2011.  I stamped the ribbon then cut it out.  I then applied my glitter nail polish to it then covered it with Glossy Accents.

The butterflies are Martha Stewart's punch and the circles were punched from Fiskars.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Unity KOM Sketch Challenge for October 2012

I have a special card I made for my best friend to send to a potential employer after an interview.  Thank you cards are always appropriate to send after an interview.  Crossing fingers she gets the job!

Here is the card and the sketch it was made from:

Stamps Used:

November 2011 KOM (Phrase)

Other Items:

Martha Stewart Punches (Tree and Deer)
Fiskars Circle Punch
Kraft paper, embossed paper, Navy, Green, Forrest Green
Shimmer Spray