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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, August 23, 2013

Halloween Greetings

Happy Friday Everyone!!

My week has been BUUUSY! Monday my husband and I decided to become foster parents to a puppy chihuahua named Lily.  What a CUTIE she is.
In fact, she is such a sweet dog that we are ALMOST thinking of adopting her, ourselves.  Well, I don't need to think about it...but I've been trying to convince hubby to.  She has been a wonderful playmate to our Gigi...

Anyway...yesterday was a sore heart day.  I had to take Lily to get spayed.  So all day long I was worried about her...and now my heart hurts for her for her pain.  But I know one person whose heart, I think, has been won over?  I don't know...what do you think?
This is hubby trying to comfort Lily as she was in pain but not eating...so I couldn't give her a pain pill.  But this morning she is doing better.  She ate some food and I was able to give her her medicine.  :)

Anyway...here is my card for Friends With Flair.  It was my card challenge with my friend Nicole.  This time I set the theme challenge and it was to be Halloween using the Spellbinder Labels #1 and Stickles.  And here it is:

So thank you for stopping by...and have a GREAT weekend.  I'll be busy...lol

Friday, August 16, 2013

Too Beautiful For Earth


I fell in love with this stamp the second I saw it.  But I definitely do not want to have to use it as a sympathy card anymore in the future.  My neighbor that lives across the street lost both of his parents within 10 days of each other.  In fact, his mother passed away the day of his father's viewing service.  So it had been a very tragic week for him.  So I immediately started working on a card for them.  I just LOVE Phyllis Harris stamps.  Her images are amazing.

I included a close up picture so you can see the sparkle in her wings. :)
Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Be Strong!!

Ok...so some of you may have seen my card I made for my best friends niece.  A few weeks ago she collapsed right in front of her dad.  She was rushed to the hospital and the next day was diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer.  After MANY tests...it was determined that she has a Stage 4 Wilms Tumor that has already affected one of her kidneys and a lung.  She has gone through aggressive Chemotherapy and is now at home resting comfortably.  She is a strong fighter and seems to be brave through this rapid and intense ordeal.

So I made this card for my friend so that she could give it to her niece.  And the report back was that she LOVE IT!

I used the Week #9 SOTW "You Got Heart" and the Itty Bitty "Strong Is Your Only Choice"

I used LOTS of shimmer and bling to make this card sparkle.  I mean, what little 11-year-old girl doesn't like bling and sparkle.  I LOVE it and I'm forty... well let's just say I LOVE IT!  LOL.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great weekend.

You Mean Everything

Happy Friday everyone!!

What a week.  Still working through my garage and getting things OUT!  But other than that...I'm happy with removing things from my life that I haven't used in a LOOOONG time.

Anyway...here is a card I made using Unity's Where You Are stamp.  Sadly...I can't remember which kit the phrase came from.  But as soon as I find it...I'll fill it in.

I colored in the image using Tim Holtz's Distress markers in the watercolor technique.  I LOVE THOSE MARKERS for Watercoloring.

The flowers and butterfly are Recollections and the ribbon is Offray.

Thanks for looking and have a WONDERFUL weekend.