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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, September 13, 2013

Heart Finds Home

Happy Friday the 13th....and FWF

Well, it's not so happy here in Fort Collins, CO and the surrounding areas...

Flooding in this beautiful state has gotten so bad.  I don't have photos of my own to share because I am staying home.

But for now we are out of flood areas but we do live behind a creek that seems to be holding its own........for now.

Anyway...my project for the Friends with Flair is a tag/card I made for my son whose deployment has been extended due to the Syria issues.

For this project, I started out using one of the awesome tags that I got as a gift from Unity that came with one of my orders.  I sponged it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Faded Jeans ReInker.  Then I spritzed the tag with October Afternoon Sprinklers (Santa's Hat) and Perfect Pearls Mist (Perfect Pearls).  I also smeared some silver pigment ink in a couple of spots and then used some silver glitter/clear embossing powder over the top of that to give it a little patriotic sparkle.  For the stamps I used Unity's Itty Bitty Heart FINDS Home.  I inked it using Stamp Markers.  Those things are AWESOME!!  The ink stays wet for quite some time on the stamp.  But for the creases in the white part of the flag I used a grey colored markers.  I used a watermark pad around the edges of the heart and my silver glitter/clear embossing powder.  The stars got a dab of Star Dust Stickles.  Then I inked the edges of the tag and the heart with the Faded Jeans Distressing Ink and put some Red, White, and Blue fibers on.  I love how it all turned out.

Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!!

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

Friday, September 6, 2013

Let Love Fly

AAND another Phyllis Harris image that needed to be mounted to a card.  Also colored in watercolor technique using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I just LOVE those markers!!  I also added some dimensional butterflies to give the image a "pop".

Big Bear Hugs

I've been doing a lot of Phyllis Harris images this past week and a half.  Some are images I've colored...just never finished putting them onto cards.  So that was my goal...was getting my colored images onto cards.

This Bear Hugs one is so adorable.  I couldn't wait to get it to start coloring it.  As with most of my coloring...this is the watercolor technique done with Tim Holtz distress markers.

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

Dream Big

This is a stamp I have been wanting to ink up for quite some time...and finally I did :)

Big Time Special is just so darn cute.  And I had so much fun coloring it in the watercolor technique using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I LOVE that technique.  It's sooo easy.  I thought I would give the image some great dimension and add a fence from Impression Obsession with a little bit of Flower Soft below.  I just love all the Phyllis Harris images.  I still have so many yet to color.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fall Flowers

The week before last...I told everyone about our foster puppy Lily.  Well, she is no longer a foster puppy.  She has been adopted.  And we have welcomed her into our home and is enjoying her sister, Gigi.  :)

This card was created using the stamp from the Insightful Meadows collection by Unity.  I LOVE this set.  I've used it many times.  I stamped the flowers onto card stock using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Olive Pastel.  I had an acetate mason jar laying around so I decided to put it to good use.  I lightly traced around it with pencil and then used my AWESOME Copic Anniversary Sketch Marker Set to color in the water.  I used B000 for the very top of the water, B91 for the main part of the water, and B95 for the depth of the water.  Of course the depth is covered up by my die cut leaves Sm. Leaf Set by Impression Obsession.  I applied Yellow Flower Soft on the flowers and shaded the colors with sharpie markers.  You can see the steps in the pictures below.  But to tie everything together I added some orange bakers twine and a button for a little fall charm.

After the glue dries on the flowers I use the different colors and just dot the sharpie on the Flower Soft to add the different colors and the shades and shadows.

So there you have it.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you liked my project.

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