Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bugs & Kisses

Hey everybody,

It's hard to believe that I've been away from crafting as long as I have.  I didn't realize how much I had missed it until I started working on this card.  It says in the bible that "we all experience pretty much the same things at some point in our lives", so you all know what it feels like to loose your mojo. I started on this card over a week ago...I know right.  I guess I just had to get those creative gears good and oiled.  Talk about feeling like all  Plus, my craft room was just in a mess, so I had to get it cleaned first.

Now I did get to buy a new toy (in the process of making this card).  I got a Silhouette Cameo, and I'm just having a blast with it.  I will say that learning the machine and program was part of the reason I took so long on the card, and I have to thank my good friend Karen for helping me.   

The image is by Mo Manning, and is call end of summer, and I was inspired to make this design by Kittie Caracciolo and I have to tell you, if you don't visit her blog, you are surely missing out!  This card is nothing compared to her talents, plus she has some pretty amazing tutorials.

Now I realize this is not your typical card for this time of year, but the sweet lady I made this for needed some cheering up, so I wanted to stay with bright and cherry colors.  The Flower (except for the small bud), leaves, card base, and inside matts were all made with the Silhouette Cameo, and the trim on the outside frame was made with a Martha Stewart punch.  The papers and embellishments all came from Michaels. 

Last, I have to apologize for my photo shooting.  I never seem to quite get it right, and on this one the yellow is much prettier than the image shows.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to catching up with all of you.

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Inside of Card

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I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge Lots of Layers
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Challenge Anything Goes
Outlawz Thursday's Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Try something new
The Paper Shelter Lots of Layers
Penny's Challenges Anything Goes
Digi Galore Anything Goes

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thank You

Hey Everybody,

Boy I tell yeah, it seems like forever since I last made a card.  I actually started to make one over a month ago, but got side tracked when ALL my dogs got sick.  I'll make a long story short, and just tell you that I fostered a dog that (unknown to me) had Kennel Cough.  If you've never experienced this...take warning!  It's a long hard road that is expensive and heart wrenching to see your little fur babies go through. 

All that being said, I can't even tell you how many trips to my vets I made and all the girls and the wonderful vets were totally there for my babies.  Needless to say, I decided to make a card for them.

The stamp is a Mo Manning, and I got it way back.  I had no idea what the occasion would be at the time, but when I went searching through my stamps to make them a thank you card, I knew it was perfect.  I colored it with my Promarkers, and most everything is from my stash, with the except of the little button which came from 36 Flair.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day and stopping by.

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I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry Anything Goes w/ Digi
Outlaws Anything Goes w/ Alcohol markers

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hi Everyone,
I know it's been forever in a day since I've been on blogger, but (in addition to a full plate) I kinda got burned out on card crafting and needed to just walk away for a bit.  Plus, I had some things I needed to focus "fully" on in order to move ahead.  As some of you know I've been trying to build a new career as a dog groomer, which is where 80% off ALL my time has been.   I've been studying like crazy, upgrading my tools (sometimes you're only as good as your tools), and am now working on an album for customers to view at the shop. 
All that being said, here is the start of the (digital) photo album I'm working on.  Thanks for stopping by hand having a looksee.  I'm starting to get that "want to card craft" feeling again, so I'll BBS crafting.
Miss you all, and talk to you soon..  HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Very Full Plate

Hi Everyone,

Life is pretty full right now.  As some of you know, Mr. Bugs (my 21 year old horse) has been having problems with his upper respiratory and throat.  Because of this, I've had to change the way I leave him in the pasture.  A lot of short periods and then back in his stall under a cool fan.  This means more work for me, but that's okay. 

My work (which I love) has also become very busy.  Grooming is very gratifying, but also very physically demanding and can be stressful.  After work there's dinner to get ready and then clean up, and then evening chores that you have on a farm.

It's still up in the air, but my FIL may be moving in with us, and I'll be helping take care of him as well.  Needless to say, I won't be crafting near as much as I would like, and it will more than likely be on the back burner more than not.  Thanks for understanding if I don't get around to see everyone, but know that I do get to admire your work through Bloglovin.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Anything Goes at TTCRD

Hey Everybody,
Hope all is well, and that everyone is enjoying the summer.  It's been crazy busy for me the last few weeks, but most of it in a good way. 

This week at TTCRD, we are being sponsored by Anne's Digital ArtI chose this adorable image called Birdhouse and Wild Roses, colored with my promarkers.  Keeping it pretty simple, I just used a Spellbinders die, and thin ribbon and paper from my stash. 
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day and stopping by.  I hope you'll come join us at TTCRD.  We'd love to have you.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My first with TTCRD

Hey Everybody,

I'm super excited to be posting my first card as a design team member for TTCRD. I've joined a great team of gals, who are crazy talented and full of inspiration.  

Each and every week at TTCRD it's "Anything Goes" with some awesome sponsors, and this week we are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls.  I used the "Train Conductor" and decided to incorporate our red, white and blue colors in celebration of this year's 4th of July. The image was colored with my promarkers, and the papers and brads are from my stash.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day and stopping by.

 I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Anything Goes or International Colors
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes
Come and Get It Masculine
Ginger Loft Red, White & Blue
Here Come The Boys Use a digi stamp


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Free Stamps This Weekend

Good Saturday Morning,

I will no longer be using the free page when I offer free stamps.  It didn't work the way I would like. However I have my TOU/Angel Policy on my FREE page.  Now all you have to do is double click the image, and then right click and save as.

Happy Stamping everyone!

From the 4th of July Set Available until the 4th of July!



Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Productive Time

Hey Everybody,

Some of you know that I've been learning a new trade as a dog groomer, and was blessed to find a p/t job as an apprentice.  Well about three weeks or so ago, I was really challenged when the head (and only other groomer) decided to move on to her own business.  The owners put their faith in me that I could do the grooms, and (on a very nervous first day) I managed to groom four dogs.  The customers were happy, and I was still alive at the end of the

The days are physically demanding, most of the dogs don't want to be groomed, and the customers want to know when their dogs are going to be done.  But I'm having the time of my life..:D  They will be hiring another groomer to share the week, so my f/t hours and lack of time and energy are temporary.

All that being said, please forgive me if I'm slow getting around to visit you. I do get to see most everyone's crafts from my Bloglovin emails, but time only allows me about 20 minutes of internet time each day.

I will be sharing some more good news in just a short time, and will be putting up a couple more free stamps this weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!


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