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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).

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thank You for Visitng

Thanks for the Visit

One of my best friends is coming to visit me this summer for a few days.  I haven't seen her in over 10 years.  This Stamp of the Week stamp couldn't have come at a better time.  I thought I would get a jump start on a card for her and have it all done.

Stamp:  Unity's Stamp of the Week - Thanks for Visiting

Die Cuts/Punches:  Memory Box - Nottingham, Picket Fence, Puffy Clouds.  Martha Stewart - Pine Branch.  Flower Punch

Misc Supplies:  Spellbinders, Shimmer Gel Pens, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Floral Washi Tape (Pick Your Plum)

 Current Challenges:
Unity Friends with Flair
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Birthday

Spring Birthday

I know this month is March, but what better time to have a birthday than in April.  My birthday is in April and so is my son's and my niece's.  Not to mention that the birthstone is DIAMOND!!

Anyway...here is a card that I made for my niece's birthday.  Actually, she's not blood related but I've known her since she was 3-years-old and now she'll be 28.  And I love her as if she was my own daughter.


Unity: Now & Always (Flower), Blossom Stackers (Background)

Die Cuts/Punches:
Memory Box: Honeysuckle Vine, Pippi Butterfly
Marvy: Leaves
Sizzix: Tag

Misc Supplies:

Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Stickles, Epoxy sticker, Shimmer Gel Pens, Offray Ribbon, and Bow made by Unity Bow maker :)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Always Flowery For You

Flowers Go Round

This is for a friend.  I admit that this card is a bit cheesey....but it worked in my head but not on cardstock :(

Stamps Used:
Unity:  Blossom Stacker, Now & Always

Die Cut:
 Memory Box - Honeysuckle Vine


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lucky Irish Birthday

One of the best things of March that I enjoy is St. Patrick's Day.  The day when everyone wears green to avoid getting pinched, eating corned beef (no cabbage for us), and of course Irish soda bread.  But one thing I do enjoy doing is making a St. Patrick Birthday card for a childhood friend that I've known since 1974.  She is 100% Irish and was born on St. Patty's Day.  Talk about Luck!  Happy Birthday to Colleen!


Stamps:  Unity (of course)
Shamrock background - February 2012
Diamond Panel - July 2012
Happy Birthday - January 2011

Die Cuts/Punches:
Sizzix:  Large Shamrock, Leaf Branch
Martha Stewart:  Pine Branch
The Paper Studio:  Flower
Unknown:  Flower Center

Misc Items/Embellishments:
Foam Glitter Shamrock: Table Scatter (from Dollar Tree)
Four-leaf Clover Brad:  Anna Griffin (Flora Collection)
Four-leaf Clovers (Pressed) purchased off eBay 5 years ago
Jeweled Shamrock Pin (purchased from Walgreens last year)
Shimmery Stuff: Shimmer Gel Pens, Stickles, Tattered Angels

Challenges Entered:  Unity {be inspired} ChallengeSimon Says Stamp Bit O Green Challenge