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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).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Flying Thank You

Our FIRST Challenge....wow....so exciting.

I hope our creations get you all inspired to create and join in to play.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 6.  Click HERE to go to our blog to link your creation.  But hurry.....time is running out!!!!

For my card I used the colors in the picture for my inspiration...but more on a pastel form.  I tried not to go too light though :)

The stamps used:
Unity Stamp Co.
All About You
On Vintage Wings
Vintage Handwritten

Flowers are from Prima, Butterfly and branch is Martha Stewart Punch, thin branch is Impression Obsession,  and the pearls are from Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  Centers of flowers are blue rhinestones.  Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you come and play with us :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

World of Possibilities...

FRIDAY?  Again??  Wow!!  Happy Friday.  I hope everyone had an AWESOME Easter (If that is a holiday you celebrate).

My card today was made using Donna Downey's "Create Today" kit.  I have been wanting to get it inked up for a couple of weeks now and this afternoon was the time.

I started out spraying the lower half of watercolour paper with yellow shimmer spray that I made myself.  After that, I placed a half circle tape mask down and sprayed some peach Smooch spray, pink Tattered Angels, a little more yellow, some Denim Blue Tattered Angels and then some light blue homemade shimmer spray.  It's too bad you can't see how shimmery it really is.

Next I removed the tape mask and voila...my sun!

The next technique I did was I misted the grass stamp with water then coloured the stamp with my watercolour pencils using peach, yellow, and brown.  I stamped it twice to cover the page.  Next was the "tree" which I just used black ink for a silhouette look.  I stamped the heart with pink pigment ink and used a pink embossing powder and painted the inside of the heart with the pink Tattered Angels spray.  The sentiment I stamped on vellum with white pigment ink and used white embossing powder...then snipping away very carefully around the words.  I finished the card off with a bit of jute twine and presto...the card is done.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.

Remember to check out and "Like" our new facebook page Mountain Plains Crafters and read some of the announcements.  We are getting closer to our goal.  We still need to get 100 followers on our blog page.  Check it out here: Mountain Plains Crafters Blog

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tweet Me

Howdy!  Here I created a card using the colour scheme for the {be inspired} challenge.  The stamps I used were the Birds of a Feather.  I love this adorable set of birdies.

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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy As You Choose

Happy Friday everyone...

Well, before I had mentioned something exciting that was in the works....

and we have finally launched it.  Who is "we" you may ask?  Well, a few of us AWESOME ladies that you know and love have come together to form a fun and exciting crafting group.  Pam Stang, Terri Burson, and Yours Truly have formed Mountain Plains Crafters.  I'll explain more about it after I show you my card.

I love this stamp.  The sentiment can't be any more true.  I wish more people in this world would think like that instead of thinking that happiness should just fall in their laps.  It really irritates me when some people surround themselves with negativity and demonstrate negativity and then wonder why their lives are not enriched and happy.  Go figure.

My flowers are Prima Flowers (found them at Tuesday Morning...CHEAP!!!) with some half pearl gems I placed in the centers.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my card.  If you are interested in our new community blog...please keep reading.

We created this group for a fun place to go and share your work, tips and tricks, participate in contests, challenges, games, or whatever.  Most will have prizes...some won't.  It's all about the FUN of it all.  Since this is SO new...we have a handful of TOTALLY cool vendors that will be sponsoring us.  And not just ANY vendor...people you have heard of.

For our FIRST prize-based challenge we have an EASY one.  All you need to do is go to our facebook page and "like" us.  Just CLICK HERE.  Then go follow us on our blog by CLICKING HERE.  Once we reach 100 likes on facebook and 100 followers on our blog, we will have a drawing for each site.  TWO lucky winners will be drawn and announced after we reach our goal.

NOW....for some MORE great news.  We are looking for 2 or 3 more design team members to join our small but exciting group that we are certain will be a blast to be a part of.  If you are interested...please send us pictures of your favorite work or links to your blog pages to mountainplainscrafters@gmail.com.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Easter is a coming....

I love Easter.  My birthday is usually around Easter.  I always have fond memories of colouring eggs with my mom and couldn't wait till the next morning to go hunt for the eggs the Easter Bunny hid.  And best of all....THE CANDY!!!!  LOL.

Sadly...my kids never took an interest in dying eggs so that tradition was killed off pretty quick.  But when I have grandkids (no rush), I look forward to trying it out with them.

So the stamp I used was the Itty Bitty "Pretty Easter Find".  The grass is a die cut from My Favorite Things. I cut it out in white and coloured it with my copics. The bunny is from Impression Obsession and the basket is Memory Box. I cut the handle off the basket and then reattached it once I placed my cut out image of the "Pretty Easter Find". It was a little time consuming but fun. The grass paper is from DCWV and the cloud is from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan by American Crafts. You can find the stack at Tuesday Morning. It is FILLED with adorable papers.

You're Too Sweet

Happy Friday everyone...

Here's a really cute card I made for my FWF challenge today using the Berry Sweet Moments.  I used Glossy Accents to give the berries a gloss and add dimension.  I coloured in the berries with Copics and gave the sentiments some shimmer with Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by...hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  :)