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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, March 21, 2014

Life is Good at the Beach

Beach vs Mountains

Oh how I miss the beaches.  My mom used to love to go.  I loved laying on the warm sand...on my belly...closing my eyes and listen to the roar of the waves and the sound of the seagulls.  I want to visit the beaches again.  But just visit.

I love the mountains.  The crisp clean cool air....  The beauty...the smell of the pine trees.  I love Colorado and I wouldn't trade it for anything....

Stamps used:  Itty Bitty's - It's All Good and Flip Flop Happy (shrinky dink charm), and All Day Pass.

Have a great weekend...and for those that are visiting the beach!!

Beautiful Birthday

Happy Friends with Flair Friday

I'm so excited for this week...so many new things happening.  I'll post more about it next week when we get our poop in a group...but it's coming along nicely.

My card for this week is a birthday card using Donna Downey's Insightful Meadows, the butterfly from the January 2014 KOM, and the Happy Birthday from the single little phrases.  I stamped the butterfly using VersaMark Dazzle Watermark Ink and embossed it with clear glitter embossing powder.  I love this embossing powder and will be very sad when I run out as the company is no longer in business :(

Anyway...I hope you enjoy your weekend.  We are supposed to get snow tomorrow after having a nice day of 60 degrees today.  LOL.  Take care.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wine and Friends

I thought I posted this card somewhere, other than SCS, but I guess not.  So I will make this my last FWF posting this week.

I made this card for my friend that was going through the separation from her husband.  I invited her over for some hot tubbing and she was bringing the wine.  Unfortunately, that didn't work out.  Hot tub water was dead and needed to be drained.  :(  I did everything to try and clean it but it was time.  And we only run our hot tub for the winter.

SOOO....we are going to have to get together and just have some wine and maybe a video to watch.  Who knows.  LOL

I'm very pleased with how this card turned out.  The stamps I used:  Wit & Wisdom Wine and the wine glasses are from the November 2012 KOM.


Becoming that Person

I'm not really happy with the way this turned out.  I was following this weeks sketch on SCS.  BUT....I LOVE this stamp.  So inspirational and motivating.

The paper I used is also purchased from Unity.  Except the tan piece.  Absolutely LOVE this cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have an AWESOME weekend.

Thank you for your part...

I posted this on Facebook and a lot have seen this, but I'm going to post this for my FWF!!  This card was made for the foster mom of the recent puppy I adopted from a rescue. She took on the mom and her 3 pups when they were only about 8 weeks old. Connor (mine) was the very last puppy to be adopted at the age of 4 1/2 months. I knew she was going to have a hard time now with an "empty nest" of puppies so I sent her a thank you card from Connor with frequent pics texted and thru facebook. I fostered a puppy and wanted to adopt her but she ended up getting adopted by someone else.  I was totally heartbroken for days.  It's hard to let go....lol.  So here are the stamps I used: "Tail Wagger", Donna Downey "Your Part, My Journey", Paw Prints from "Hugs & Kitties"

I also included a picture of Connor.  I almost swear this stamp was designed with Connor in mind LOL.

Anyway...Happy Friday and have a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Congrats to all the new Design Team Members so far.  I sure hope I make it.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Stronger than you think

Happy Happy Friday...
And a whole week off of waking up early to get my son up for school.  SPRING BREAK!!  Still makes me mad, though, that they don't make spring break to go with Easter.  At any rate...

My card this week is for one of my best friends I've known since 1984.  She  has been married for 22 years and her husband wants a separation because he "just doesn't feel like being married anymore."  So she has been pretty much forced to move out and live in an apartment for 13 months to "see how things go".  This poor girl has been in love with this man ever since she said "I do".  And now she has had everything yanked out from under her.  She deals with her emotions on a day by day basis and thank God she has more friends around like me that care about her.  So I had to make a card just for her to remind her that she has more in her than she knows.

I have REALLY fallen in love with the Donna Downey stamps.  There is so much you can do with them.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend.