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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).

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tags, Glorious Tags!

I can't believe that it's NOVEMBER already!  My new years resolution is to get out each day and enjoy whatever is around me.  This world is flashing by so fast that it seems every day is Christmas.  Not in the way of getting gifts...but it seems like every time you blink...Christmas is here again.

And can you believe that there is still a box of Christmas decoration still sitting in my living room from last year?  Yes, we have been too lazy to take it down to the crawl space. LOL.  But it seems just like yesterday that I took the decorations down.  Now I see why people just leave their lights up (or they did when I was a kid).  I used to wonder why some people never took them down.  Maybe that's why?  LOL.  I don't know.

Anyway...here are a couple of tags/ornaments I made the other day.  When Angela said she wanted to see some Tags, Glorious Tags (TGT) samples...I quickly jumped on it.

I decided to use my new Everything Christmas set...along with the coordinating wooden tags and incorporate TGT.

The first one I white washed the front and back.  Next I embossed one of the TGT images with Zing Red Glitter embossing powder.  I kinda went over it with Christmas Red Stickles to "seal" in the embossing powder.  Then I glued the pearl trim around the edges.  I started out using Glossy Accents but SHOULD HAVE used a hot glue gun.  The Glossy Accents absorbed into the edges so I had to seal the edges first then use the glue.  Once that dried, I filled in the little gaps with green Stickles.  Then I just strung a white organza ribbon in and BOOM!!!  The next one I used the snowflakes from the TGT and embossed it with Versamark watermark pad and used my silver/clear embossing powder.  Then I stamped the matching stamp frame with green and embossed it with green embossing powder.  I roughed it up a bit to make it look vintage country-like.  I stamped the sentiment with Blazing Red StazOn.  Looped in some Jute twine and TA DA!!  These were EASY and fun to make.

Thanks for looking....have a great weekend.

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

Forever Friends

This card was created using the Phyllis Harris "Wishing Were Forever Friends".  I painted the image using Tim Holtz Distress markers and in the watercolor technique.  The shooting star is highlighted with some Orange, Yellow, and Star Dust Stickles.  I added some white stars and touched up some with a clear shimmer gel pen.

I LOVE these PH images.  Thanks for looking. Have an awesome weekend.

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Leafy Poinsettia

Here's another quick and simple card I created using the Stamp of the Week Stamp Leaf{ing} Grateful.  I just colored 5 leaves red and 2 leaves green and assembled them into a poinsettia.  Add a yellow button for the center and a few sequins for a little shimmer and pop and BOOM!!  Another quick and simple Holiday card.

Simple Happy Holidays

HEY!!  It's FRIDAY....AGAIN!!  Man, the weeks just FLY by!

Anyway...this card I'm going to share with you only took me 8 minutes to make.  Can you believe it?  8 minutes!!

 Kit used is Gingham Christmas Greetings.  I stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark Dazzle and used glitter embossing powder.  Added a little green striped washi tape I got from Unity all tied together with three silver sequins.  Voila!  A clean, simple, yet dazzly card.  :)

I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Corny Friends

Happy Halloween to my CORNY friends...

I just LOVE this stamp from Unity's Stamp of the Week.  It fits perfectly with me and my friends.  I colored the candy corns with Copics and then raised them up with foam tape.

I hope you like it.

Current Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge
Unity's {be inspired} Challenge

Friday, October 18, 2013

Country Snowman

Happy FWF Friday!!  While putting this cute card together last night...we were getting snow of our own.  We ended up with 2".  I LOVE the snow.  So both the card and the weather outside...the mood was PERFECT!!

Stamps used are Unity's Country Christmas Snowman, and Better Not Pout (Gingerbread Men).  Note:  Notice the little gingerbread man sticking out of his pocket?  That's what gave me the idea to add these to the card :)

Snowflakes are from Impression Obsession.  I sprayed the background with October Afternoon's Santa's Hat and Perfect Pearls Mist's Forever Red.

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

First Love

This is a card that I made using Phyllis Harris/Unity Stamps - First Love.  I just absolutely love PH images.  So fun to color.  This image was colored using Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  I've had this card sitting around for awhile and thought I would put it in a blog today :)

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

BOO-ti-ful Day

This card is to my little nephew who is 1 1/2 years old.  I thought this card would be cute and not-so-scary for him.  He is such a cute little booger.

Anyway, here is my card made from the BOO-ti-ful Day Itty Bitty.  I just love it!  Papers are from Cloud 9 Design Specialty Photo Mats.

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT day!!!

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

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Hang Tags

I had fun with this card.  The images on the tags came from Unity's "Fall Festival".  The leaves and acorns are from the "Harvest of Memories".  I thought of doing my own sentiment to be funny.

The leaves and acorn were colored in using Copics as were the images.  I just LOVE my Copic markers.  I'll never use anything else :)

Fall Thanks

I love sitting at my craft table with the window opened and feeling the cool fall wind...while I work on my cards.  I love crafting and I love the Fall.  But I'm really looking forward to WINTER!!

This card is another fall card using the week #40 Stamp of the Week "Thanks, Thanks, & Thanks".  The stitching around the edges was from "Grandma's Needlepoint". 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!

Sweet Christmas

I just love this cute penguin.  I colored him with Copics.  I applied a glaze over the candy cane to give it a more realistic look to it and add some dimension as well.  I used my Copics to provide the background colors for the tickets as well.  Thanks for looking and have a great day :)

Stamps Used: Unity Sweet Christmas Wishes, Tickets to Christmas

Monday, October 7, 2013

Amazing Friends

Happy October!!

I made my card today over the World Card Making Day weekend.

 The stamps I used are Happy Everything and Everything Wonderful (I just LOVE this set, because it has a sentiment for every need.  And I can't wait till I get my wooden tags to go with it.  The paper is Authentique from the 99 cent section.

Current Challenges:
Unity {be inspired} Challenge
Unity Friends with Flair