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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, April 26, 2013

Wedding Tag

Friends with Flair Friday



Stamps:  Unity SOTW Shop, Lunch, Chat Gal, and Vintage Handwritten (background)...NOTE:  The background directly behind the dress is part of the same stamp.  The handwritten stamp is actually behind the black cardstock.  Just thought I'd mention that since some of the posts mention the text behind the dress :)

Die Cuts:  Sizzix- Wedding Bells, Wedding Rings, Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates, Tim Holtz Love Movers and Shapers.  Memory Box- Pippin Butterfly

Punches:  Martha Stewart Pine Branch, The Paper Studios flower, butterfly

Accents:  Offrey Wedding Ribbon, Offrey Pearls, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Stickles, Pearls and lace


Unity Friends with Flair Friday
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Have a Margarita and Relax

Margarita Moments

One of my best friends goes out EVERY Friday night for "Marg Night" with some of her friends.  She also recently passed her GED (YAY!)  So what better way then to make her a great Unity Margarita Moments card :)


Stamps:  Unity's Margarita Moments

Misc:  Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Glossy Accents, Stickles (for the salt), Offray Ribbon, Spellbinders, Sizzix Textured Impressions Hello Kitty (mimics the pineapple).


Friday, April 12, 2013

April Showers and April Flowers

This image was stamped several times on sheets of paper and cardstock then cut out and layered up.  Took awhile to do...but was a lot of fun :)


Unity March 2010 KOM, Fiskars doily circle punch, Rhinestones, silk flowers, Pearl accents, Ribbon, Epoxy Raindrops, Colored Pencils

Current Challenges:

Unity {be Inspired} Challenge
Unity Friends with Flair Friday
Simon Says Stamp Challenges

Welcome Lola

A Card made for a new little princess. 


Sizzix Framlits and corner accents, Paper Doily, Memory Box (Baby Carriage, Butterfly), Satin flowers by Card makers, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Fibers, Stickles.

April Birthday's are the BEST

Happy 18th Birthday
with Flowers in April


Stamps:  Unity December 2012 KOM (Flowers, Lace Border)

Fiskars Corner Punch/Embosser, Paper Doily, Glittered Netting, Fibers, Stickles, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Microbeads, Colored Pencils.

Current Challenges:

Friday, April 5, 2013

Beach Thoughts

Friends with Flair Friday!!!

Although I LOVE living in Colorado, I really do miss the beaches in California.  When I saw this stamp by Phyllis Harris...I HAD to have it.  When I look at this image, I can still remember the feel of the sand in my toes, the cool wind blowing, and the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore.

So what I have done here I have taken two images and combined them perfectly together using the masking technique.  The lighthouse comes from the Stamp of the Week Club and the other image is, of course, Phyllis Harris.  And how ironic that the phrase blends PERFECTLY to the lighthouse beam.



Unity- SOTW #29 Love Leads the Way, Phyllis Harris Present in My Heart

Shell Beads, Stickles, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Jute twine.