Friday, October 24, 2014

too early for Christmas

screams my pocketbook!
yet I look at the calendar & here it comes
no matter how unprepared I am for it.
Every.Single.Year.

For this one I used Unity Stamp Company's
which I chose to use the card sketch this time


I didn't actually intend to do any distressing
but this is what happens when you drop your
Smooch onto your project
so I ran with it

I'm not sure on the papers (possibly Stampin' Up)
received from DT member at
Mountain Plains Crafters :-)
love those girls

Stamp - Unity Stamp Company
Oct 2014 KOM - love & joy for the holidays
stamped with Memento in Tuxedo Black
that crazy bottle of Smooch in Green Apple
and a tiny bit of Stickles in Xmas Red

Friday, October 17, 2014

I hate Cancer


I really hate cancer. so many friends & family have suffered and some have been lost.



This is in honor of all my girlfriends (too many to list) and my great great Auntie... my Aunt Leila was the matriarch of our family. She helped raise not only myself/cousins, but my mom/aunt/uncle AND my grandpa/great aunt. She is forever known for growing her own fruit to make a special jelly I named "LeilaBerry" and I can still see her face as clear as if she was standing in front of me. She passed when I was pregnant with my 16 year old but unfortunately I didn't know yet, what a joy it would have been for her had we known!




This one is for all the men I have known and know of going through treatments. Especially in remembrance of  Johnny, my dad's best friend when I was a kid who was like another father to me, we lost him years ago to breast cancer but no way was I making a pink card for a strong mountain man like him so I mixed together blues (for the sky & water) and green (for the grass & trees).









And this last card goes out to my sister Design Team Member, Sheryl, and her husband Leon, who is currently undergoing treatment. They have really been struggling financially but there is a fund set up to give them a hand.  Please consider going HERE to give them a little help!



All cards were made with Stencils (UmWow Studio & Tim Holtz) along with Gelatos and Unity Stamps

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Cardmaking Day!


We, Mountain Plains Crafters, are so excited to celebrate

WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!
So very excited that we are not only hosting a
Facebook Tag-a-Friend Giveaway
our prize is fantastic and from Graphic 45!
You can go read all the details on our blog
OR on our FACEBOOK page
(where all the real action is this time)

Our Theme was suppose to be VINTAGE
but when I got started, my vintage morphed
into a Steampunkish Canvas thingy



Since you are one of MY followers,
I'm letting you see my creation EARLY!
yep yep
I'm cheating

Of course I used Graphic 45 Paper
Steampunk Debutante

I also use this amazing weathervane chipped
and brick mask from UmWow Studio 


so go check out Facebook & I'll pop the entire canvas up some time today!
I hope you enjoy it like I enjoyed making it

Thursday, October 2, 2014

butterflies & flowers canvas

I got so mega creative at
last weekend's crafty retreat!
I made something that I can't show you yet!
and I started this
but finished it once I got home

Another Canvas for my office!



Various acrylic paints
hair & skin colored with Copic Markers
butterflies colored with Acrylic paint mixed with Course Texture Medium
tiny flowers - Celebrate It
pearls - Making Memories

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Be...You

I chose to do the card sketch with as many of the color combo colors as possible
while playing with my new Gelatos
{which I'm doing terrible at getting the hang of}!



Unity's September Kit of the Month
Memento Ink (sentiment only)

Monday, September 29, 2014

First one up...

Makes the COFFEE!
Which is why I LOVE camping with other people
{I'm the only one in my family that drinks coffee - *gasp*}
I Created this for
to celebrate National Coffee Day!


some really old Stampin' Up Stamps here
Close To My Heart Inks
Twine is from The Twinery
Dots from CraftWorkCards Candi
everything else is miscellaneous 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fire Starter

Please excuse the shortness... I'm blogging for the first time from my phone (eek)
Using http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-sketch.html?m=1 current sketch


Owl  Specimen Chippie - UmWow Studio (Distressed with TH Black Soot)
Paper & Floral Embelly - 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk (designed by the Amazing DeeDee Catron)
Stamps - Unity Stamp Co (except numbers)
Splatters - Tattered Angels Glaze

The Sketch: