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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, June 25, 2015

Mountain Plains Crafters Summer Challenge with May Arts

Mountain Plains Crafters Summer Challenge with May Arts

Hey everyone....thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects I did using May Arts ribbon.  I have to say that May Arts Ribbon is the BEST ribbon ever.  Bright colors, awesome designs, beautiful lace, textures, flowers, etc.  Anything you want, they have.

But anyway...here are my cards I created...

This first one is a Birthday card for my stepmom.  Her birthday is July 1st...so close to Independence Day...so I kinda combined the two.  I used Graphic 45 paper from their French Country collection.  The Sunflowers are from Martha Stewart, the doily I bought off a facebook crafting site, the brad in the center is from Crate Paper (Little Bo Peep), and the stamp sentiment is from Penny Black.

All the ribbon (plaid hearts, blue satin, white flowers, green leafy, and red/blue and white stripe) is from May Arts.  I did have to cut the striped ribbon just a bit and I used some FabriTac glue on the edges to stop it from fraying.  Then I notched them out to create flags/banners.

This second card is a belated Father's Day card for my Father-in-law.  We ended up going to see him and I never made a card...and even though I knew he loved Lighthouses...he expressed it over and over that day, so I HAD to make him a card.

Starting off with using Graphic 45 paper from the same line.  The nautical ribbon and twine is from May Arts.  The anchor button is from October Afternoon.  The "keep life simple" embellie is from Memory Makers.  The stamped sentiment is from Unity's Itty Bitty Fathers Day set. The star and metal button, I don't remember where I got those but the fabric tag I believe one of my Design Team Members sent it to me :)

So that's it.  I hope you enjoyed my cards and it helped inspire you in some sort of way.  I would love it if you would leave a comment :)  Thank you so much and have a great rest of your June and AWESOME July.

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  1. These are awesome Sheryl! Love how you photographed it with the flag in the background too. So cool!

  2. I love both of these. Great design, colors, and ribbon. Very creative. Great job!

  3. Two amazing cards Sheryl! I love the gorgeous colors and all of the wonderful textural elements you added to them both!

  4. BOTH of your cards are wonderful! Love the nautical theme!

  5. Your first card is so very pretty, and I really love the 2nd. Great work :)