Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Outlawz Guest Designer

I'm a little late in posting. We had a family emergency that threw off our entire week. This little puppa became seriously ill Monday evening and spent 2-1/2 days in the Pet ER Hospital:

Petey gave us quite a scare and we could have lost him if we didn't act as quick as we did. I am happily reporting that he is home, doing very well and celebrated with 2nd birthday with us yesterday.
Now to get on with crafting life. I've been trying to enter challenges when I can. I used to participate over at the Outlawz quite frequently, sadly that came to a stop due to time. I've been trying to enter when I can and was quite surprised and honored when I had a message from Angela asking if I would like to be a Guest Designer for an April Challenge. Well Thursday was the day, my big debut! I am the Guest Designer for the Twisted Thursday Look Alike - 2 things Challenge. The adorable pup image is from Limited Runs Digital Stamps.
Be sure to stop back Wednesday, I'm hosting the Crafting By Designs new weekly Challenge, after taking a little break, our Get Ready for Christmas Challenge is being brought into the rotation.
And......... wait for it.......................
The first week of May I am the Growing in Unity girl! Stop by every day to see a new created by me using Unity Stamps projects! I am more than a little nervous!
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Danny and Petey's Mom

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Flower Power

Hi! Just a quick posting today. I made a tag for our new Flowers or Girls Challenge at Crafting By Designs and I'm also entering it in the Spring Tag Challenge that is currently running over at the Unity Stamp Co.'s fb page.
Petal Whimsy (Where Flowers Bloom) is the stamp I used for my little larger than tag size tag. When making it, I thought it would be nice as a wall hanging.
I heat embossed the image and colored in with water color crayons. The flower embellishments were stamped on Vellum, heat set, then fussy cut. I colored those in on the reverse side with chalk board markers. The doily I sprayed with pink alcohol ink. 

Well I must go for now. Play Off Hockey has finally come to town! First game of the first round of the Stanley Cup Play-Offs with my beloved Pittsburgh Penguins starts in 10 minutes! 
"It's a Great Day for Hockey!" - Badger Bob Johnson

Oh and I just thought I'd share my newest picture of my boys. They were napping together after school yesterday. I just love them both so much!
Thanks for stopping by!

Danny and Petey's Mom

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

I am such a horrible blog keeper! I admit it, no excuses. I just don't think about it. Really though I am trying to be a little more diligent about maintaining my blog.
This week I am hosting the new Easter Challenge at Crafting By Designs. I feel so lucky to be on a Design Team with such a wonderful group of ladies. Each one has their own style and each one amazes me every single week. We have weekly challenges as well as a month long Anything Goes Challenge. Please take a peek and check us out, join us in a challenge or two or three and pass us along to your friends too!
Sami Stamps is our very generous sponsor for this week's challenge. I just love their images! So very adorable! Hop over there and show them a little love! The image I chose to use is Sweet Carrot Bunny and he is one of the new releases. Oh My Gosh! I instantly fell in love with him.
Clean and Simple seems to be my style. And you can't get any more CAS than this. I used a little bit of blue chalk for shading and colored the rest with my Prisma Color Pencils. I fussy cut and adhered with a few foam pop dots. The sentiment came from the bargain bin at Michael's and the paper... well I wish I could remember where that came from. Just trying to use up a few of those scraps that accumulate.

Please become a follower of my blog. I do have a couple of exciting things coming up. I am a Guest Designer in April for one of the Outlawz Challenges and I am going to be a Growing In Unity Girl the first week of May. My nerves are hanging out for that one, I'm trying to build my confidence.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Comments are always welcome.

Danny and Petey's Mom

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A date with Sammy the Sloth

In case you didn't know already, I'm in LOVE with Unity Stamps. A little while ago a new kit was introduced, Sloth Endearments. I had to have it, but at the time, I didn't have any extra $ to spend on stamps. So, I waited and waited and waited. Finally it went on sale again and I bought it! (Insert excited girly squeal!) My new stamps came on Thursday and of course how life goes I had to be an adult and do grown up things before I could play. Well Sammy and I finally had our date day! (I don't know if his name is Sammy, I just named him Sammy.)
I heat embossed and colored in him with Marvy Water Color Crayons. I had to hurry to take the pictures before the rain came, I apologize for them being dark. I also played with my spray inks. Something I really don't do.
Along with Sammy, I heat embossed Angie's tree, then used a Unity One Minute Quick Tip on coloring, I did the Marker Smoosh technique. Super easy and I love the result. Of course in my hurry to take photos, I took a picture of the same card twice... DUH! (My roots are blonde.) So, I'm only posting one....
I've entered my creations in a couple of the challenges over at the Outlawz too.

Well, I have a few more adult grown up things I have to do before The Walking Dead comes on. Sometimes I wish I could just make a blanket fort in the living room and stay in it for a while with my coloring books and crayons... sigh.

Thanks for stopping by! If you haven't become a follower, please do! I'd love more than anything to build up my blog following.

Lots of hugs!
Danny and Petey's Mom

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March Madness

I can't believe I let the whole month of February go right on by without posting. I had my shoulder surgery in January and I'm healing right along. I'm hoping Physical Therapy is winding on down. My PT mentioned last week 4 or maybe 6 more sessions and I should be done. I sure hope so.
Last week was a week from hell. Our pup, Petey, caught a nasty stomach virus. For almost 9 days he had on and off vomiting and diarrhea. In one day we spent the afternoon at the vet's office and 7 hours in the animal emergency room. Petey was on antibiotic for 5 days and Pepcid AC. He's also on a special diet of very bland, very low fat food. The vet sent us home with 6 cans of a special dog food... cha ching! I think it has gold in it from how much it cost. We are also making batches of boiled chicken breast and rice. No more dog treats and Petey is being fed 3 to 4 times a day in small batches. The poor pup acts like he's starved and hands us his food dish when he's done eating. The best thing is, Petey is on the mend, he's happy, his tail is wagging and he wants to play.

My non furry son Danny has been talking about trucks and getting his driver's license. He'll be 16 in a few short months and I'm not ready to go there yet. Where did my baby go? He was a baby 2 days ago! I've been racking my brain on to what kind of birthday present to get him this year. 16 is a big one. 2 years ago when he turned 14, he got a puppy and a huge surprise, you can watch the video right here.
 The video is a little long and Petey is crying in the background because we put him in his kennel while Danny opened his gifts. Fast forward about a minute and a half into the video and watch from there. Danny's reaction to his gift is genuine. That is the type of kid he is. He has a kind heart, he's polite and loves beyond faults. God truly blessed my husband and I with him.

Anyway, I have been able to get my craft on and have entered a couple of challenges over at the Outlawz. I've also been asked to be a Guest Designer for a Twisted Thursday Challenge in April and I'm very excited about that. I can't wait!
And I'm also entering a challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round, Anything But a Card
I've paper pieced one of my favorite Angie Girls from Unity Stamp Co. Her name is Gianna and she is a fuller figure girl like me. I love all of the Angie Girls and in time I hope to own all of them.
And now for my creations:

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And now a photo of my loves. They make my day every single day! They light up my life.
Thanks for stopping by!
Lots of Hugs!
Danny and Petey's Mom

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Blogging Right Along

2 days in a row! I've blogged 2 days in a row! That's like a world's record for me!
Anyway, just wanted to share this little trio of cards I made. Simple, simple, simple. I love creating simple cards. I try to add layers and bling and everything else in between and my card just ends up looking like a big hot mess.
I just used a basic craft card as a base. Bought out of the $1 bins at Michael's. I couldn't decide on a background paper to use, so I created my own background using the little stamps included in the stamp kit, which is by Unity Stamp Co. I colored everything in using Prisma Pencils.
We over at Crafting By Designs posted our new challenge today, Inspired by a Movie. The movie I used for Inspiration was Marley & Me. The DT has come up with fabulous inspiration! Alicia Bel is our very generous sponsor, stop by and show a little love.

Well, I'm going to wrap this up. I have a few things to finish this evening before bed. Tomorrow is the big day. Shoulder surgery! I will be so much happier when I'm home and sitting in my big comfy chair.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fun with Unity

It's no secret that I am in love with Unity Stamps! I can't get enough of them! Right now my spending has been put on hold, but I have a change jar collection in progress. Once I think I have enough change saved up, off to the bank I go and back home to place my Unity order. Oh I'll be a happy girl!

I'm having shoulder surgery on Thursday. Honestly I'm a little nervous about it. The whole thought of being put under really freaks me out. Basically I'm afraid of not waking up from it. I'm also nervous about my healing process. My doctor didn't sugar coat anything and told me that I will be in misery for the first week or so. (Heavy sigh...) He also wants me in physical therapy the day after my surgery! So, I'm scheduled for PT at 2:15 on Friday. I am not looking forward to that.
Playing with paper is my mental therapy. I made sure I had some time scheduled over the weekend so I could play. Hopefully I'll be back to playing again in about 2 weeks time. I'm going to go nuts!

My first 2 cards I'm posting are being entered in the Unity Color Challenge. The others, I'm not sure if I'm entering them anywhere or not, possibly over at the Outlawz. I'm not quite sure why, but I love stamping images of people on "text" DP. I just think it gives the people so much character. All images are stamped with Black Momento Ink then colored in with Prisma Colored Pencils.

I paper pieced this one together and happy with how it turned out.

And here's a pic of my Petey. We were watching The Last of the Mohicans last week. Petey was actually watching the movie with us, sitting like a person on the couch. A battle scene came on and even though I know it is purely coincidental, Petey turned himself around, buried himself into his big brother and covered his eyes. Too cute not to take a picture of him.

As always, thanks for stopping by. I'm trying to keep my blog a little more current, but if sometime goes by, it's only because of my surgery. I'm not great at one handed typing.