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.

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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