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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).

Monday, December 31, 2012

Unity December KOM Sketch Challenge
Happy New Year

 Stamp used was the Stamp of the Week  Week #41

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peanut Winter

Unity KOM December Sketch Challenge

This card was made for my best friend that loves The Peanuts.

Stamps used:
Joy & Peace:  September 2011
Background Snowflakes:  November 2011
Holiday Wishes:  October 2012

Snowflake Punches: Martha Stewart
Puffy Snow Globe:  Hallmark
Green Tinsel Garland: Sams Club
Ribbon:  Offrey
Snow on Peanut cut-out: Marvy Puffy Velvet
Peanut Cut-out I had laying around

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Frost and Snow

Unity's December KOM Sketch Challenge

I love making Christmas cards.  I love pulling out all my Christmas card making goodies to get my creative juices flowing.

 This card was created using my Stamp of the Week (Frosty Mornings) and the snowflake background was from the November 2011 KOM.  I stamped the background twice for a larger background.

I colored in the bird with colored pencils and applied "snow" on the branch using Marvy's Puffy Velvet pens.  Then on the holly leaves I put white glue and clear glitter to give it the "frosty" look.

The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart and I outlined them in a blue shimmer gel pen.

Thanks for looking.  Please leave a comment and Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Family Chill

Chillin' With the Family

I love being with family.  I love the snow.  I love snowmen.
I love a family of snowmen in the snow.

The stamps used were from my Stamp of the Weeks
Snow family is from Week 36 - Just Chillin
Phrase is from Week 44 - Frosty Mornings

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Love Winter

Unity's November KOM Sketch Challenge

Winter is my favorite time of year.  I love the snow, the crisp cold air, the smell of fireplaces in the wind, and NO BUGS!  lol

Stamps used are from the November 2011 KOM.

Snowflake background
Rollie Pollie Snowman

I used the Cricut for the two large snowflakes, the Marvy snowflake punch smaller snowflakes, and a Fiskars snowflake border punch for the tiny snowflakes.  I covered all but one snowflake in glitter.  Rollie Pollie was colored using colored pencils.  I topped it all off with a length of fiber tied in a bow at that top with a snowflake button tied within the bow.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cozy Winter

Unity's October KOM Sketch Challenge

Stamps used:
Stamp of the Week - Love at Home (Trailer)
October 2012 Kit of the Month (Deer)

Other supplies:
Chalk (edges)
Colored Pencils
Shimmer and Opaque Gel pens
EK Success Snowflake Punch
Super Sparkle Blue Diamonds Embossing Powder
Silver Beading Floss

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Halloween

I was soooo glad when I got my October KOM.  This is what I quickly whipped up....

The spiders are from an EK Success punch.  The spider web is actually made from a used dryer sheet.  The fence was cut out on my Cricut machine and of course the pumpkin and the "Happy Halloween" are the stamps from the October '12 KOM.

I added blue shimmer spray to the background paper to give a starry shine. And then edged the paper with a pigment white for a foggy look.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Fall

This card I created for the All About Pumpkins Challenge.  I used fall colored paper and stamped the leaves from the Harvest of Memories kit.  The acorns were from a grab bag that I bought from Unity.  And of course the pumpkins were from the Itty Bitty kit called Thanks, Thanks, & Thanks.  I added a piece of burlap to the back for some fall texture.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hang Out

Stamps used were from the July 2012 KOM from Unity.

Papers were from the Little Sizzles collection from Sizzix.

Phone cord was stiffened black embroidery floss.

After stamping "Let's Hang Out" I wrote over it with purple shimmer gel pen.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

3 Point Christmas

Stamps: Unity Sept. '12 KOM (Poinsettias)
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch and Pine Punch
Fiskars Circle Punch
Green glitter patterned paper and Burgundy Embossed paper
Silver Ribbon
Silver Sprig Pick
Handwritten Sentiment.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Think Pink in October

Unity October KOM Sketch Challenge

This card was made for my Aunt who is a breast cancer survivor.

Stamps used were from Unity's KOM October 2011.  I stamped the ribbon then cut it out.  I then applied my glitter nail polish to it then covered it with Glossy Accents.

The butterflies are Martha Stewart's punch and the circles were punched from Fiskars.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Unity KOM Sketch Challenge for October 2012

I have a special card I made for my best friend to send to a potential employer after an interview.  Thank you cards are always appropriate to send after an interview.  Crossing fingers she gets the job!

Here is the card and the sketch it was made from:

Stamps Used:

November 2011 KOM (Phrase)

Other Items:

Martha Stewart Punches (Tree and Deer)
Fiskars Circle Punch
Kraft paper, embossed paper, Navy, Green, Forrest Green
Shimmer Spray

Sunday, July 15, 2012

JULY Unity KOM Sketch Challenge

This is a paper bag album that I am making for my sister and my nephew.  I'm so excited for his arrival.  I hope you like the cover!

Stamps used were from the Unity Kit of the Months
          "perfect" was from June '09 kom
          "baby" was from the April '12 kom

Supplies were lace, letter pebbles, print/cut outs from Cricut Imagine, Ribbon.

Saturday, June 30, 2012


A card made for one of my best friends that's been feeling low.

Stamps Used:

Unity KOM October '11 (phrase)
Unity KOM August '11 (branch....in glitter)

Martha Stewart Punch's (lacy scallops and sprigs)
McGill (butterfly)

Sizzix papers
Paper Flowers

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Unity KOM Challenge for June

This was a FUN card to make...because I made if for my sister....


Items used to make this card are:

Stamps:  Unity Kit-of-the-Month Only
Stars and Baby circle:  April 2012
Little square images:  October 2010

Paper: DCWV Scrapbook Stack, White cardstock

Shimmer Gel Pens, Ribbon, Lace, Sizzix Embossing Folder Baby set, Colored pencils.

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.  I love reading comments :)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spring Thank You

This card was created for a good friend who did some good things to help us out.

Stamp used from KOM March 2012.
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Flower: Made from Martha Stewart Paper Clay (this stuff is AWESOME! It's lightweight and doesn't take too long to dry.)
Other supplies: Silk leaves, Rhinestones, Organza Ribbon, inks

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Love Ewe Mug

I decided to put a new spin on my stamping creativity.  While my best friend, Denise, was here visiting me...I wanted to make her a special gift that had some personal touch to it.

I had her pick out 4 of my stamps that she really liked (Unity only). I then stamped the images on a piece of paper, cut around the image (leaving a border), then taped the image on the inside of the glass mug.  I used my ProvoCraft Chizzle-It and engraved/etched the images.

Luckily, her mug made the trip home and she is enjoying her soda or water from it.  I hope you enjoy my project and are inspired to create something new.

Note: There is black paper placed in the mug to show the etching better.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Unity KOM Sketch Challenge/April #2

Faith, Love, Hope

This card was made in honor of all those who have fought breast cancer and have won, are still battling, or have lost the battle. I lost my mom to breast cancer/cancer and I have friends that have battled and won...and I have family that are still battling.  I have lots of HOPE that soon...there will be a cure.

Stamps used were from the October 2011 KOM.  I also used an Awareness ribbon die cut from Cuttlebug and applied two different colors of pink glitter.

Thank you for looking.  All comments are appreciated :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Unity KOM Sketch Challenge for April

Spring is in the Air!!

Stamps Used:
Unity Stamp Company
     February 2012 KOM
     July 2009

Other Supplies
Colored Pencils
Gel Pens
Foam Adhesives

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy St. Patck's Birthday


This card was made for a friend that I have known since 1972. And her birthday was always easy to remember each year.

Stamps used:
     Unity Stamp Company

     St. Patrick's Day wood stickers
     Green and clear rhinestones

Other items:
     Shimmer yellow paper
     Green Cardstock
     Border Punch

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fancy Birthday Flight

This is a Birthday card that I made for my wonderful Aunt.
Stamps used:
Unity Stamp Company

  • January '12 Kit-of-the-Month (Butterfly)
  • January '11 Kit-of-the-Month (happy birthday)
Items used:
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Flower stickers
Handmade paper
Colored pencils

The butterfly was colored in using different shades of yellow and orange.  For the body I used a black glaze pen and then attached a wire antennae.  Thank you for looking.  Have a WONDERFUL day!